Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 30 70
Rank change year-on-year +15 +40 +52
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 917 725 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.76% 7.11% 4.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.25% 44.62% 37.68%
Number of salaries quoted 747 634 327
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.22% +7.78%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,825 £28,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £65,000 £64,250
England median annual salary £56,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.00%

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 1,722 1,625 1,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.21% 15.93% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,352 1,323 920
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,765
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -6.46% +6.91%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,050 £23,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +9 506 £53,075 +6.15% 84
Staffordshire +51 88 £40,750 +1.88% 19
Shropshire +20 59 £57,500 +4.55% 19
Coventry -3 53 £50,000 - 21
Solihull +13 47 £58,750 +59.32% 11
Worcestershire +7 36 £52,225 +39.27% 4
Warwickshire -13 36 £60,000 +84.62% 24
Herefordshire +12 30 £85,000 +78.95% 5
Sutton Coldfield -13 13 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Wolverhampton +6 8 £42,500 -26.09% 4
Walsall -7 2 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 478 (52.13%) Microsoft
2 375 (40.89%) Amazon AWS
3 284 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
4 272 (29.66%) .NET
5 270 (29.44%) SQL
6 269 (29.33%) C#
7 228 (24.86%) Office 365
8 211 (23.01%) Windows
9 210 (22.90%) SQL Server
10 177 (19.30%) Active Directory
11 169 (18.43%) DevOps
12 159 (17.34%) JavaScript
13 154 (16.79%) VMware
14 143 (15.59%) Presales
15 133 (14.50%) Project Management
16 127 (13.85%) Java
17 124 (13.52%) PaaS
18 122 (13.30%) VMware Infrastructure
19 117 (12.76%) ASP.NET
20 116 (12.65%) Microservices
21 115 (12.54%) Finance
22 114 (12.43%) Windows Server
22 114 (12.43%) Data Centre
23 113 (12.32%) MVC
24 112 (12.21%) Web Services
25 106 (11.56%) ASP.NET Web API
26 104 (11.34%) Python
27 103 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
28 102 (11.12%) Microsoft Certification
28 102 (11.12%) Software Engineering

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 90 (9.81%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.27%) CMS
3 29 (3.16%) MS Exchange
4 21 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
6 11 (1.20%) Apache
7 10 (1.09%) Umbraco
8 9 (0.98%) Anypoint
8 9 (0.98%) Drupal
8 9 (0.98%) Joomla!
9 8 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.87%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.76%) Mule
10 7 (0.76%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.65%) eZ Publish
11 6 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.55%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 56 (6.11%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.76%) Maya
Business Applications
1 23 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.65%) Teamcenter
3 5 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.44%) SAP ECC
4 4 (0.44%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.11%) SAP VC
6 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 375 (40.89%) Amazon AWS
2 228 (24.86%) Office 365
3 124 (13.52%) PaaS
4 93 (10.14%) IaaS
5 79 (8.62%) SaaS
6 71 (7.74%) Serverless
7 55 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
7 55 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 54 (5.89%) Amazon S3
9 48 (5.23%) Cloud Computing
10 44 (4.80%) Google Cloud Platform
11 34 (3.71%) Amazon SQS
11 34 (3.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 33 (3.60%) AWS Lambda
13 29 (3.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 27 (2.94%) Amazon EMR
14 27 (2.94%) Amazon Kinesis
15 21 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 15 (1.64%) GitHub
17 12 (1.31%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (8.07%) Firewall
2 66 (7.20%) Network Security
3 59 (6.43%) DNS
4 40 (4.36%) DHCP
5 34 (3.71%) WAN
6 32 (3.49%) VPN
7 24 (2.62%) LAN
8 22 (2.40%) SAN
9 17 (1.85%) VLAN
9 17 (1.85%) Wireless
10 16 (1.74%) Unified Communications
11 15 (1.64%) Internet
11 15 (1.64%) Skype
11 15 (1.64%) TCP/IP
12 13 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
13 11 (1.20%) MPLS
14 10 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (1.09%) VoIP
14 10 (1.09%) VSAN
15 9 (0.98%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (22.90%) SQL Server
2 68 (7.42%) Relational Database
3 66 (7.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 62 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 57 (6.22%) Azure SQL Database
6 55 (6.00%) NoSQL
7 50 (5.45%) Amazon RDS
8 49 (5.34%) Cosmos DB
9 48 (5.23%) Power BI
10 35 (3.82%) RDBMS
11 34 (3.71%) Big Data
12 32 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (3.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 27 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
14 27 (2.94%) MongoDB
15 22 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
16 19 (2.07%) Hadoop
17 18 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 16 (1.74%) QlikView
19 14 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 87 (9.49%) Git (software)
2 72 (7.85%) Jenkins
3 67 (7.31%) Visual Studio
4 46 (5.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 32 (3.49%) TeamCity
6 31 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
8 25 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 22 (2.40%) Maven
9 22 (2.40%) Vagrant
10 16 (1.74%) JIRA
11 15 (1.64%) Hudson
11 15 (1.64%) Selenium
12 11 (1.20%) Subversion
13 10 (1.09%) NUnit
14 8 (0.87%) NSubstitute
15 7 (0.76%) GitLab
16 6 (0.65%) SonarQube
17 5 (0.55%) CircleCI
17 5 (0.55%) Codeship
General
1 115 (12.54%) Finance
2 41 (4.47%) Retail
3 38 (4.14%) Marketing
4 13 (1.42%) Legal
4 13 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 9 (0.98%) Advertising
6 7 (0.76%) Automotive
7 6 (0.65%) Games
8 5 (0.55%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.44%) Law
9 4 (0.44%) Local Government
10 2 (0.22%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.22%) Publishing
11 1 (0.11%) Banking
11 1 (0.11%) Electronics
11 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 250 (27.26%) Developer
2 222 (24.21%) Architect
3 117 (12.76%) Solutions Architect
4 86 (9.38%) .NET Developer
5 76 (8.29%) Cloud Architect
6 69 (7.52%) DevOps Engineer
7 61 (6.65%) C# Developer
7 61 (6.65%) Senior Developer
8 60 (6.54%) Software Developer
8 60 (6.54%) Software Engineer
9 57 (6.22%) Technical Architect
10 51 (5.56%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 47 (5.13%) Lead Architect
12 45 (4.91%) C# .NET Developer
13 41 (4.47%) Consultant
14 40 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 32 (3.49%) SQL Developer
16 28 (3.05%) Java Developer
16 28 (3.05%) Team Leader
16 28 (3.05%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (29.66%) .NET
2 117 (12.76%) ASP.NET
3 112 (12.21%) Web Services
4 106 (11.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 75 (8.18%) HTML
6 68 (7.42%) .NET Framework
7 63 (6.87%) AngularJS
8 62 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 56 (6.11%) CSS
10 50 (5.45%) Entity Framework
11 48 (5.23%) React
12 41 (4.47%) KnockoutJS
13 37 (4.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 35 (3.82%) RESTful
15 34 (3.71%) Node.js
16 32 (3.49%) HTML5
17 31 (3.38%) SOAP
18 30 (3.27%) REST
19 27 (2.94%) WCF
20 26 (2.84%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 114 (12.43%) Data Centre
2 74 (8.07%) Self-Motivation
3 61 (6.65%) Public Cloud
4 57 (6.22%) Greenfield Project
5 50 (5.45%) Hybrid Cloud
6 45 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (3.38%) Private Cloud
8 29 (3.16%) Management Information System
9 25 (2.73%) Mobile App
9 25 (2.73%) NHS
10 20 (2.18%) Computer Science
10 20 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.74%) Clustering
11 16 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 16 (1.74%) Replication
12 15 (1.64%) User Experience
13 12 (1.31%) Driving Licence
14 10 (1.09%) Fat Client
14 10 (1.09%) Taxonomies
14 10 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 211 (23.01%) Windows
2 114 (12.43%) Windows Server
3 62 (6.76%) Linux
4 59 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (3.38%) Windows 8
7 30 (3.27%) Windows 7
8 22 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (1.85%) Windows 10
10 14 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (1.42%) Unix
12 11 (1.20%) Android
13 9 (0.98%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.87%) CentOS
15 6 (0.65%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.33%) HPUX
17 2 (0.22%) DC/OS
17 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.22%) VMS
18 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (18.43%) DevOps
3 143 (15.59%) Presales
4 133 (14.50%) Project Management
5 116 (12.65%) Microservices
6 113 (12.32%) MVC
7 103 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
8 102 (11.12%) Software Engineering
9 100 (10.91%) ITIL
10 90 (9.81%) TDD
11 89 (9.71%) Migration
12 80 (8.72%) Scrum
13 75 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
13 75 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
14 64 (6.98%) Open Source
15 61 (6.65%) Load Balancing
15 61 (6.65%) Web Development
16 59 (6.43%) Enterprise Architecture
17 57 (6.22%) Data Protection
18 54 (5.89%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 270 (29.44%) SQL
2 269 (29.33%) C#
3 159 (17.34%) JavaScript
4 127 (13.85%) Java
5 104 (11.34%) Python
6 77 (8.40%) T-SQL
7 68 (7.42%) PowerShell
8 34 (3.71%) Go
9 31 (3.38%) Ruby
10 30 (3.27%) PHP
11 29 (3.16%) Scala
11 29 (3.16%) Shell Script
12 27 (2.94%) Perl
13 20 (2.18%) PL/SQL
14 18 (1.96%) Bash Shell
15 15 (1.64%) C
16 9 (0.98%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 9 (0.98%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.98%) VBScript
17 8 (0.87%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 102 (11.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (10.14%) MCSE
3 78 (8.51%) Degree
4 71 (7.74%) Security Cleared
5 48 (5.23%) MCSA
6 29 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (2.84%) MCP
8 25 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (2.62%) CCNP
10 20 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (2.07%) MCITP
12 18 (1.96%) CISSP
13 16 (1.74%) SC Cleared
14 13 (1.42%) CISM
15 9 (0.98%) AWS Certification
15 9 (0.98%) ISEB
15 9 (0.98%) Master's Degree
16 6 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (0.65%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (7.42%) GDPR
2 46 (5.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (3.38%) SLA
4 13 (1.42%) QA
5 9 (0.98%) PMO
6 8 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.55%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.55%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.33%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) IASME
System Software
1 177 (19.30%) Active Directory
2 122 (13.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (10.69%) Hyper-V
4 90 (9.81%) Docker
5 30 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (2.07%) XenApp
7 18 (1.96%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.42%) vSphere
9 12 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (1.09%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
11 8 (0.87%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.55%) HDFS
13 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.44%) XenServer
15 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
16 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 66 (7.20%) Ansible
2 59 (6.43%) Kubernetes
3 58 (6.32%) Puppet
4 56 (6.11%) Terraform
5 55 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (5.56%) SCCM
7 33 (3.60%) Docker Swarm
8 28 (3.05%) Consul
9 27 (2.94%) Packer
10 24 (2.62%) Opsview
11 23 (2.51%) WSUS
12 22 (2.40%) Grafana
12 22 (2.40%) Graphite
13 20 (2.18%) Salt
14 17 (1.85%) Nagios
15 15 (1.64%) ZABBIX
16 13 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
17 12 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
18 10 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 10 (1.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 478 (52.13%) Microsoft
2 154 (16.79%) VMware
3 81 (8.83%) Citrix
4 57 (6.22%) Cisco
4 57 (6.22%) Xamarin
5 44 (4.80%) Google
5 44 (4.80%) NetApp
6 43 (4.69%) HP
7 34 (3.71%) Tableau
8 31 (3.38%) Dell
9 29 (3.16%) IBM
10 25 (2.73%) Oracle
11 18 (1.96%) Alteryx
11 18 (1.96%) Cognos
12 17 (1.85%) CheckPoint
12 17 (1.85%) Nimble Storage
13 16 (1.74%) Informatica
14 15 (1.64%) Red Hat
14 15 (1.64%) SolarWinds
14 15 (1.64%) Symantec