Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 55 113
Rank change year-on-year +34 +58 +71
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 776 461 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.02% 4.71% 2.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.44% 40.26% 28.54%
Number of salaries quoted 584 378 226
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,746 1,145 960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.05% 11.70% 8.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,345 914 741
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £72,300 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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 +12 332 £52,500 +5.00% 34
Coventry +25 145 £50,000 +17.65% 11
Solihull +41 63 £46,000 -3.16% 4
Staffordshire +41 62 £45,000 -5.26% 14
Warwickshire +29 59 £35,000 -3.45% 8
Worcestershire +2 20 £43,699 +2.82% 5
Wolverhampton -10 12 £47,500 +58.33% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 10 £42,500 - 2
Shropshire +12 9 £53,500 +78.33% 11
Walsall - 3 £43,750 -
Dudley -5 1 £42,500 +6.25%
Halesowen - 1 £45,000 -
Stourbridge - 1 £85,000 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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.

1 409 (52.71%) Microsoft
2 269 (34.66%) SQL
3 255 (32.86%) Amazon AWS
4 238 (30.67%) C#
5 216 (27.84%) .NET
6 212 (27.32%) SQL Server
7 199 (25.64%) Office 365
8 194 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 185 (23.84%) JavaScript
9 185 (23.84%) Windows
10 172 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
11 167 (21.52%) Presales
12 163 (21.01%) VMware
13 157 (20.23%) Service Delivery
14 133 (17.14%) IaaS
15 126 (16.24%) PaaS
16 124 (15.98%) MVC
17 120 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
18 118 (15.21%) Visual Studio
19 113 (14.56%) Git (software)
20 110 (14.18%) Windows Server
21 109 (14.05%) Data Centre
22 101 (13.02%) ITIL
23 100 (12.89%) CSS
23 100 (12.89%) HTML
24 98 (12.63%) Analytics
25 96 (12.37%) Firewall
26 94 (12.11%) .NET Framework
26 94 (12.11%) Hyper-V
27 93 (11.98%) Citrix

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 82 (10.57%) SharePoint
2 34 (4.38%) BizTalk Server
3 31 (3.99%) JBoss
4 23 (2.96%) MS Exchange
5 20 (2.58%) CMS
6 15 (1.93%) IIS
6 15 (1.93%) Skype for Business
7 13 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.55%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.03%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.77%) Apache
10 6 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.64%) Confluence
11 5 (0.64%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.26%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 45 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.39%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 59 (7.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 255 (32.86%) Amazon AWS
2 199 (25.64%) Office 365
3 133 (17.14%) IaaS
4 126 (16.24%) PaaS
5 66 (8.51%) Serverless
6 44 (5.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 43 (5.54%) Azure Data Factory
8 40 (5.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 32 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
9 32 (4.12%) SaaS
10 22 (2.84%) IBM Cloud
11 21 (2.71%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 20 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
13 18 (2.32%) Bluemix
14 16 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
15 8 (1.03%) GitHub
16 7 (0.90%) Amazon S3
16 7 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (0.90%) OneDrive
17 6 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 96 (12.37%) Firewall
2 51 (6.57%) VPN
3 44 (5.67%) WAN
4 32 (4.12%) LAN
5 31 (3.99%) DNS
6 24 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
7 21 (2.71%) VLAN
8 20 (2.58%) TCP/IP
9 18 (2.32%) NetScaler
9 18 (2.32%) SAN
10 15 (1.93%) DHCP
10 15 (1.93%) Network Security
11 13 (1.68%) Internet
11 13 (1.68%) Skype
12 11 (1.42%) Wireless
13 10 (1.29%) MPLS
14 9 (1.16%) SNMP
14 9 (1.16%) VoIP
14 9 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (1.03%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (27.32%) SQL Server
2 66 (8.51%) Power BI
3 61 (7.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (7.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 55 (7.09%) Azure SQL Database
6 54 (6.96%) MongoDB
7 53 (6.83%) Data Lake
8 47 (6.06%) NoSQL
9 45 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 42 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
11 40 (5.15%) Big Data
12 39 (5.03%) Relational Database
13 30 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
14 26 (3.35%) MySQL
14 26 (3.35%) SQL Server 2016
15 24 (3.09%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 23 (2.96%) Cosmos DB
17 18 (2.32%) SQL Server 2014
18 17 (2.19%) HDInsight
18 17 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 118 (15.21%) Visual Studio
2 113 (14.56%) Git (software)
3 76 (9.79%) Visual Studio Team System
4 51 (6.57%) Jenkins
5 27 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (1.80%) TeamCity
7 13 (1.68%) JIRA
7 13 (1.68%) MSI
8 12 (1.55%) Maven
8 12 (1.55%) WiX
9 11 (1.42%) JSUnit
10 10 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.16%) Selenium
12 8 (1.03%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.03%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.03%) Hudson
12 8 (1.03%) Subversion
13 7 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.52%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.52%) TestNG
General
1 74 (9.54%) Finance
2 44 (5.67%) Retail
3 35 (4.51%) Marketing
4 20 (2.58%) Advertising
5 13 (1.68%) Legal
5 13 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.03%) Banking
8 7 (0.90%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.64%) Games
10 3 (0.39%) Billing
11 2 (0.26%) Law
12 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 216 (27.84%) Developer
2 109 (14.05%) Architect
3 107 (13.79%) Consultant
4 73 (9.41%) .NET Developer
5 57 (7.35%) C# Developer
6 48 (6.19%) C# .NET Developer
6 48 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
7 42 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
8 37 (4.77%) Azure Engineer
8 37 (4.77%) Senior Developer
9 36 (4.64%) Cloud Architect
10 33 (4.25%) ASP.NET Developer
11 32 (4.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 31 (3.99%) Lead Developer
12 31 (3.99%) Support Engineer
13 30 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 29 (3.74%) Analyst
14 29 (3.74%) Technical Consultant
15 28 (3.61%) Technical Specialist
16 27 (3.48%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (27.84%) .NET
2 100 (12.89%) CSS
2 100 (12.89%) HTML
3 94 (12.11%) .NET Framework
4 88 (11.34%) ASP.NET Web API
5 86 (11.08%) AngularJS
5 86 (11.08%) ASP.NET
6 75 (9.66%) Entity Framework
7 72 (9.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 59 (7.60%) WCF
9 48 (6.19%) Web Services
10 43 (5.54%) RESTful
11 32 (4.12%) JSON
11 32 (4.12%) REST
12 30 (3.87%) Node.js
13 29 (3.74%) Hibernate
13 29 (3.74%) SOAP
14 28 (3.61%) Spring
15 24 (3.09%) .NET Core
15 24 (3.09%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 109 (14.05%) Data Centre
2 62 (7.99%) Self-Motivation
3 55 (7.09%) User Experience
4 46 (5.93%) Public Cloud
5 43 (5.54%) Computer Science
6 34 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (3.74%) Mobile App
8 26 (3.35%) Driving Licence
9 24 (3.09%) CMDB
10 22 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
11 20 (2.58%) Private Cloud
12 16 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (1.80%) Graphic Design
14 10 (1.29%) Clustering
15 8 (1.03%) Fintech
15 8 (1.03%) Management Information System
16 6 (0.77%) Blackberry
17 5 (0.64%) PKI
17 5 (0.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 185 (23.84%) Windows
2 110 (14.18%) Windows Server
3 55 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (6.83%) Linux
5 51 (6.57%) Windows 10
6 46 (5.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (2.06%) Android
8 15 (1.93%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.42%) Unix
10 9 (1.16%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.90%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.77%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.64%) CentOS
14 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.52%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.26%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (21.52%) Presales
3 157 (20.23%) Service Delivery
4 124 (15.98%) MVC
5 101 (13.02%) ITIL
6 98 (12.63%) Analytics
7 93 (11.98%) Business Intelligence
8 81 (10.44%) Migration
9 77 (9.92%) DevOps
10 76 (9.79%) Software Engineering
11 74 (9.54%) Line Management
11 74 (9.54%) Scrum
12 68 (8.76%) CRM
13 61 (7.86%) Project Management
14 54 (6.96%) Test Automation
15 52 (6.70%) Web Development
16 44 (5.67%) Customer Requirements
17 43 (5.54%) TDD
18 41 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
18 41 (5.28%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 269 (34.66%) SQL
2 238 (30.67%) C#
3 185 (23.84%) JavaScript
4 87 (11.21%) PowerShell
5 75 (9.66%) Java
6 71 (9.15%) T-SQL
7 50 (6.44%) Python
8 29 (3.74%) PHP
9 19 (2.45%) Ruby
10 16 (2.06%) Bash Shell
10 16 (2.06%) Java 8
11 14 (1.80%) U-SQL
12 12 (1.55%) C
12 12 (1.55%) Perl
13 9 (1.16%) Go
13 9 (1.16%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.03%) PHP 5
15 7 (0.90%) Lua
16 6 (0.77%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 75 (9.66%) Degree
2 39 (5.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (4.25%) Security Cleared
5 32 (4.12%) MCSE
6 30 (3.87%) MCP
6 30 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (2.84%) MCSA
9 20 (2.58%) CCNP
10 9 (1.16%) SC Cleared
11 8 (1.03%) CISSP
12 7 (0.90%) CCNA
12 7 (0.90%) CHECK Team Leader
12 7 (0.90%) CHECK Team Member
12 7 (0.90%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.90%) MCITP
12 7 (0.90%) OSCP
13 6 (0.77%) CISM
14 5 (0.64%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.58%) QA
2 17 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.55%) SLA
4 7 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.64%) PMO
6 4 (0.52%) GCP
6 4 (0.52%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.26%) COBIT
8 1 (0.13%) GDPR
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 194 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 120 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (12.11%) Hyper-V
4 72 (9.28%) Docker
5 66 (8.51%) Virtual Machines
6 46 (5.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 33 (4.25%) XenApp
8 32 (4.12%) XenDesktop
9 29 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (2.71%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (1.42%) HDFS
12 7 (0.90%) Squid
13 6 (0.77%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.26%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.26%) vSphere
16 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 57 (7.35%) SCVMM
2 43 (5.54%) Puppet
3 39 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (4.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 38 (4.90%) SCCM
5 34 (4.38%) SCOrch
6 33 (4.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 27 (3.48%) Kubernetes
8 25 (3.22%) Ansible
9 22 (2.84%) SCDPM
10 21 (2.71%) SCSM
11 19 (2.45%) Terraform
12 17 (2.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 16 (2.06%) Docker Swarm
14 14 (1.80%) SCOM
15 12 (1.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 12 (1.55%) vCenter Server
16 10 (1.29%) Packer
17 8 (1.03%) AirWatch
17 8 (1.03%) QRadar
Vendors
1 409 (52.71%) Microsoft
2 163 (21.01%) VMware
3 93 (11.98%) Citrix
4 53 (6.83%) Oracle
5 52 (6.70%) Google
6 38 (4.90%) Cisco
7 34 (4.38%) BMC
7 34 (4.38%) Xamarin
8 33 (4.25%) IBM
9 29 (3.74%) Tableau
10 25 (3.22%) HP
11 22 (2.84%) Capita
12 20 (2.58%) F5
13 17 (2.19%) Apple
14 15 (1.93%) NetApp
15 14 (1.80%) Sitecore
16 13 (1.68%) Fortinet
16 13 (1.68%) Juniper
16 13 (1.68%) ServiceNow
16 13 (1.68%) SolarWinds