Period
to 25 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 20 39
Rank change year-on-year +13 +19 +76
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,134 764 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.48% 8.07% 5.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 56.39% 41.21% 43.75%
Number of salaries quoted 853 574 484
West Midlands median annual salary £52,457 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.91% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £78,500 £72,500 £67,125
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

Microsoft Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,011 1,854 1,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.67% 19.59% 13.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,517 1,446 1,038
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,550 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the West Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Microsoft Azure in the West Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in the West Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +23 580 £57,500 +9.52% 54
Coventry +6 104 £55,000 +10.00% 10
Warwickshire +22 95 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Solihull +5 92 £52,500 +10.53% 8
Worcestershire +12 74 £37,500 -16.48% 8
Staffordshire +6 65 £43,750 -2.78% 14
Shropshire +20 49 £51,250 -4.21% 13
Herefordshire +13 24 £62,000 +7.83%
Sutton Coldfield -3 9 £32,500 -23.53%
Walsall +6 3 £55,000 - 7
Wolverhampton +20 1 £27,500 -42.11% 4
Dudley - 1 £25,000 -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 572 (50.44%) Microsoft
2 533 (47.00%) Amazon AWS
3 405 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 327 (28.84%) SQL
5 307 (27.07%) Office 365
6 301 (26.54%) .NET
7 284 (25.04%) DevOps
8 277 (24.43%) Windows
9 269 (23.72%) C#
10 257 (22.66%) Active Directory
11 248 (21.87%) SQL Server
12 210 (18.52%) VMware
13 161 (14.20%) Windows Server
14 158 (13.93%) Presales
15 154 (13.58%) ITIL
16 151 (13.32%) ASP.NET
17 145 (12.79%) Web Services
18 144 (12.70%) JavaScript
19 143 (12.61%) PaaS
20 141 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
21 140 (12.35%) Java
22 137 (12.08%) Project Management
22 137 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
23 135 (11.90%) Python
24 133 (11.73%) Docker
25 131 (11.55%) Jenkins
25 131 (11.55%) Hyper-V
25 131 (11.55%) Software Engineering
26 122 (10.76%) MVC
27 120 (10.58%) Finance

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 96 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.88%) SAS
3 40 (3.53%) MS Exchange
4 31 (2.73%) CMS
5 23 (2.03%) Skype for Business
6 22 (1.94%) Apache Spark
7 18 (1.59%) Confluence
8 17 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (1.06%) IIS
11 11 (0.97%) Apache
12 10 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.79%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (0.44%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.44%) Drupal
16 4 (0.35%) JBoss
16 4 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 75 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.35%) Fireworks
3 4 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.35%) Moqups
3 4 (0.35%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.26%) ArchiCAD
4 3 (0.26%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.26%) MicroStation
4 3 (0.26%) Revit
4 3 (0.26%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 33 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.35%) Workfront
3 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.26%) SAP APO
3 3 (0.26%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.26%) SAP VC
4 1 (0.088%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.088%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 533 (47.00%) Amazon AWS
2 307 (27.07%) Office 365
3 143 (12.61%) PaaS
4 117 (10.32%) SaaS
5 102 (8.99%) IaaS
6 84 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 83 (7.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 70 (6.17%) Power Platform
9 66 (5.82%) Serverless
10 52 (4.59%) Cloud Computing
11 32 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
11 32 (2.82%) Amazon S3
11 32 (2.82%) GitHub
12 27 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 25 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 25 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
14 22 (1.94%) PowerApps
15 20 (1.76%) Azure Stack
16 18 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 14 (1.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 99 (8.73%) Firewall
2 88 (7.76%) DNS
3 67 (5.91%) DHCP
4 51 (4.50%) SAN
5 49 (4.32%) Network Security
6 47 (4.14%) WAN
7 29 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
7 29 (2.56%) Unified Communications
8 28 (2.47%) LAN
9 27 (2.38%) Skype
10 26 (2.29%) Wireless
11 21 (1.85%) TCP/IP
12 20 (1.76%) Intrusion Detection
12 20 (1.76%) NAS
12 20 (1.76%) VLAN
13 18 (1.59%) VPN
14 17 (1.50%) VoIP
15 16 (1.41%) Internet
16 15 (1.32%) MPLS
17 13 (1.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (21.87%) SQL Server
2 65 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
3 63 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 60 (5.29%) Azure SQL Database
5 59 (5.20%) Power BI
6 57 (5.03%) Hadoop
7 55 (4.85%) NoSQL
8 44 (3.88%) Big Data
9 43 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 38 (3.35%) Amazon Redshift
11 35 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 33 (2.91%) Pentaho
13 32 (2.82%) MySQL
13 32 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
14 29 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 29 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
15 28 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
16 25 (2.20%) OLAP
17 21 (1.85%) QlikView
18 18 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 131 (11.55%) Jenkins
2 107 (9.44%) Visual Studio
3 102 (8.99%) Git (software)
4 59 (5.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 54 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 51 (4.50%) Maven
7 43 (3.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 41 (3.62%) Bitbucket
9 39 (3.44%) JIRA
10 28 (2.47%) Artifactory
11 20 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
12 17 (1.50%) Selenium
13 15 (1.32%) TeamCity
14 11 (0.97%) CircleCI
14 11 (0.97%) Codeship
14 11 (0.97%) Subversion
15 10 (0.88%) JMeter
16 9 (0.79%) Cucumber
17 8 (0.71%) Ranorex
18 7 (0.62%) Travis CI
General
1 120 (10.58%) Finance
2 54 (4.76%) Retail
3 29 (2.56%) Marketing
4 21 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.59%) Legal
6 17 (1.50%) Automotive
7 15 (1.32%) Aerospace
8 9 (0.79%) Banking
9 7 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.44%) Advertising
11 4 (0.35%) Back Office
11 4 (0.35%) Games
12 2 (0.18%) Publishing
13 1 (0.088%) Law
13 1 (0.088%) Local Government
13 1 (0.088%) Military
13 1 (0.088%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 263 (23.19%) Architect
2 252 (22.22%) Developer
3 138 (12.17%) Solutions Architect
4 112 (9.88%) .NET Developer
5 92 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 84 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
7 68 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 61 (5.38%) Analyst
9 60 (5.29%) Software Developer
10 55 (4.85%) Consultant
11 54 (4.76%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 53 (4.67%) C# Developer
13 50 (4.41%) Technical Architect
14 44 (3.88%) Software Engineer
15 42 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
15 42 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
16 40 (3.53%) Lead Architect
16 40 (3.53%) Senior Developer
17 37 (3.26%) Cloud Engineer
18 33 (2.91%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (26.54%) .NET
2 151 (13.32%) ASP.NET
3 145 (12.79%) Web Services
4 104 (9.17%) HTML
5 100 (8.82%) CSS
6 98 (8.64%) AngularJS
7 80 (7.05%) ASP.NET Web API
8 63 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 55 (4.85%) React
10 50 (4.41%) HTML5
11 49 (4.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 47 (4.14%) .NET Core
13 41 (3.62%) .NET Framework
13 41 (3.62%) Node.js
14 38 (3.35%) JSON
15 35 (3.09%) jQuery
16 34 (3.00%) REST
17 33 (2.91%) XML
18 32 (2.82%) Ajax
18 32 (2.82%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 111 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (9.61%) Data Centre
3 101 (8.91%) Public Cloud
4 76 (6.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 72 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
6 70 (6.17%) Self-Motivation
7 50 (4.41%) Clustering
8 47 (4.14%) User Experience
9 26 (2.29%) Mobile App
9 26 (2.29%) Private Cloud
10 22 (1.94%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.32%) Replication
12 13 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 13 (1.15%) Management Information System
13 10 (0.88%) NHS
14 9 (0.79%) Social Media
15 8 (0.71%) iPad
15 8 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
16 7 (0.62%) Data Structures
16 7 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 277 (24.43%) Windows
2 161 (14.20%) Windows Server
3 120 (10.58%) Linux
4 68 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (3.62%) Unix
6 41 (3.62%) Windows 10
7 22 (1.94%) Android
7 22 (1.94%) Windows 7
8 20 (1.76%) Windows 8
9 17 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.32%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.32%) CentOS
12 9 (0.79%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.35%) DC/OS
14 3 (0.26%) Solaris
14 3 (0.26%) SUSE
14 3 (0.26%) VMS
14 3 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (25.04%) DevOps
3 158 (13.93%) Presales
4 154 (13.58%) ITIL
5 137 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
5 137 (12.08%) Project Management
6 131 (11.55%) Software Engineering
7 122 (10.76%) MVC
8 117 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
8 117 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
9 114 (10.05%) Scrum
10 105 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 105 (9.26%) Migration
11 104 (9.17%) Analytics
12 93 (8.20%) Microservices
13 90 (7.94%) Data Protection
13 90 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 86 (7.58%) Configuration Management
15 84 (7.41%) Service Management
16 75 (6.61%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 327 (28.84%) SQL
2 269 (23.72%) C#
3 144 (12.70%) JavaScript
4 140 (12.35%) Java
5 135 (11.90%) Python
6 120 (10.58%) PowerShell
7 62 (5.47%) T-SQL
8 55 (4.85%) Bash Shell
9 40 (3.53%) PL/SQL
10 31 (2.73%) Scala
11 25 (2.20%) C
11 25 (2.20%) PHP
12 24 (2.12%) Ruby
13 20 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.68%) Go
15 16 (1.41%) Perl
16 14 (1.23%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.97%) R
18 8 (0.71%) Groovy
18 8 (0.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 118 (10.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (10.05%) Degree
3 91 (8.02%) MCSE
4 81 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 66 (5.82%) MCSA
6 44 (3.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 34 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (2.56%) MCITP
9 27 (2.38%) CCNP
10 26 (2.29%) SC Cleared
11 21 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (1.41%) MCP
14 15 (1.32%) AWS Certification
14 15 (1.32%) DV Cleared
15 14 (1.23%) CCNA
16 11 (0.97%) HND
17 7 (0.62%) ISTQB
18 5 (0.44%) CREST Certified
18 5 (0.44%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (7.94%) GDPR
2 39 (3.44%) QA
3 38 (3.35%) SLA
4 30 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.71%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.62%) PMO
8 2 (0.18%) COBIT
8 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 257 (22.66%) Active Directory
2 141 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (11.73%) Docker
4 131 (11.55%) Hyper-V
5 48 (4.23%) XenApp
6 46 (4.06%) Virtual Machines
7 36 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (2.91%) vSphere
9 25 (2.20%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.15%) BitLocker
11 12 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.79%) VMware NSX
13 7 (0.62%) Firmware
13 7 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 5 (0.44%) KVM
15 5 (0.44%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 83 (7.32%) Puppet
2 81 (7.14%) Ansible
3 80 (7.05%) SCCM
4 67 (5.91%) Kubernetes
5 66 (5.82%) Terraform
6 51 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
7 41 (3.62%) SCOM
8 36 (3.17%) SCVMM
9 30 (2.65%) WSUS
10 29 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
11 18 (1.59%) Docker Swarm
12 16 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 15 (1.32%) NetBackup
14 14 (1.23%) AirWatch
15 13 (1.15%) FortiGate
15 13 (1.15%) SCOrch
16 12 (1.06%) CFEngine
16 12 (1.06%) MIIS
16 12 (1.06%) Opsview
17 11 (0.97%) Packer
Vendors
1 572 (50.44%) Microsoft
2 210 (18.52%) VMware
3 119 (10.49%) Citrix
4 105 (9.26%) Cisco
5 97 (8.55%) Oracle
6 64 (5.64%) Google
7 49 (4.32%) NetApp
8 46 (4.06%) Dell
8 46 (4.06%) HP
9 36 (3.17%) CheckPoint
10 35 (3.09%) Cloudera
11 31 (2.73%) Veeam
12 27 (2.38%) Meraki
13 26 (2.29%) IBM
14 24 (2.12%) Nimble Storage
14 24 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
15 23 (2.03%) Xamarin
16 19 (1.68%) Juniper
17 18 (1.59%) Red Hat
17 18 (1.59%) Tableau