Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 30 59
Rank change year-on-year +18 +29 +69
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 938 679 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.05% 6.91% 4.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 57.30% 43.03% 37.31%
Number of salaries quoted 720 528 303
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +2.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £69,125 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +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 1,637 1,578 1,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.02% 16.06% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,253 1,237 906
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -4.49% +11.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +15 520 £53,000 +0.95% 100
Staffordshire +38 76 £40,000 -1.23% 11
Coventry -12 61 £52,500 +5.00% 29
Solihull +9 57 £57,500 +52.32% 17
Warwickshire +1 48 £48,750 +39.29% 14
Worcestershire +20 44 £52,225 +74.08% 9
Shropshire +29 42 £51,250 -26.79% 6
Herefordshire - 38 £52,500 - 3
Sutton Coldfield -14 5 £32,500 -23.53% 7
Walsall 0 3 £37,500 -34.78% 3
Wolverhampton +9 2 £38,000 -45.71% 1
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 472 (50.32%) Microsoft
2 423 (45.10%) Amazon AWS
3 298 (31.77%) Agile Software Development
4 268 (28.57%) SQL
5 244 (26.01%) .NET
6 234 (24.95%) C#
7 229 (24.41%) Office 365
8 214 (22.81%) Windows
9 202 (21.54%) SQL Server
10 192 (20.47%) DevOps
11 191 (20.36%) Active Directory
12 170 (18.12%) Presales
13 164 (17.48%) Project Management
13 164 (17.48%) VMware
14 152 (16.20%) JavaScript
15 140 (14.93%) Web Services
16 138 (14.71%) Java
17 133 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
18 125 (13.33%) ASP.NET
19 120 (12.79%) Data Centre
20 119 (12.69%) Windows Server
21 118 (12.58%) ITIL
22 117 (12.47%) Finance
23 113 (12.05%) Python
24 111 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
24 111 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
25 110 (11.73%) Microservices
26 104 (11.09%) Hyper-V
27 103 (10.98%) PaaS
28 100 (10.66%) MCSE

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 92 (9.81%) SharePoint
2 43 (4.58%) CMS
3 29 (3.09%) MS Exchange
4 21 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
6 14 (1.49%) Skype for Business
7 13 (1.39%) Drupal
8 12 (1.28%) Apache Spark
9 11 (1.17%) Anypoint
9 11 (1.17%) Apache
9 11 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (0.96%) Joomla!
11 9 (0.96%) Mule
11 9 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.85%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.75%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 62 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.75%) Maya
5 1 (0.11%) ArchiCAD
5 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 23 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.64%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.53%) SAP APO
4 5 (0.53%) SAP MM
4 5 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.53%) SAP VC
5 4 (0.43%) SAP ECC
5 4 (0.43%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.11%) Magento
8 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 423 (45.10%) Amazon AWS
2 229 (24.41%) Office 365
3 103 (10.98%) PaaS
4 94 (10.02%) SaaS
5 79 (8.42%) IaaS
6 69 (7.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 69 (7.36%) Serverless
7 68 (7.25%) Amazon EC2
8 67 (7.14%) Amazon S3
9 60 (6.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 54 (5.76%) Cloud Computing
11 41 (4.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 41 (4.37%) AWS CloudFormation
12 39 (4.16%) AWS Lambda
13 37 (3.94%) Amazon SQS
14 30 (3.20%) Amazon EMR
14 30 (3.20%) Amazon Kinesis
15 28 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 16 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
17 14 (1.49%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 78 (8.32%) Firewall
2 71 (7.57%) Network Security
3 49 (5.22%) DNS
4 41 (4.37%) DHCP
5 33 (3.52%) WAN
6 24 (2.56%) SAN
7 23 (2.45%) Unified Communications
7 23 (2.45%) VPN
8 18 (1.92%) LAN
9 17 (1.81%) Wireless
10 14 (1.49%) Skype
10 14 (1.49%) TCP/IP
10 14 (1.49%) VLAN
11 13 (1.39%) MPLS
12 11 (1.17%) Internet
12 11 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (1.07%) IPsec
13 10 (1.07%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (1.07%) Spanning Tree
13 10 (1.07%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (21.54%) SQL Server
2 75 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 59 (6.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (6.18%) Amazon RDS
5 54 (5.76%) Azure SQL Database
5 54 (5.76%) NoSQL
6 48 (5.12%) Power BI
7 45 (4.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 43 (4.58%) Big Data
9 41 (4.37%) Cosmos DB
10 38 (4.05%) RDBMS
11 37 (3.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 35 (3.73%) Amazon Redshift
13 34 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
14 26 (2.77%) Hadoop
15 22 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
16 21 (2.24%) MySQL
17 17 (1.81%) QlikView
18 16 (1.71%) MongoDB
19 13 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 87 (9.28%) Jenkins
2 81 (8.64%) Visual Studio
3 73 (7.78%) Git (software)
4 40 (4.26%) Visual Studio Team System
5 34 (3.62%) Maven
6 30 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 26 (2.77%) TeamCity
9 22 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 20 (2.13%) Vagrant
11 19 (2.03%) Selenium
12 15 (1.60%) JIRA
13 13 (1.39%) Subversion
14 9 (0.96%) Cucumber
14 9 (0.96%) Hudson
14 9 (0.96%) JMeter
14 9 (0.96%) NUnit
14 9 (0.96%) SoapUI
15 8 (0.85%) ReSharper
16 7 (0.75%) Ranorex
General
1 117 (12.47%) Finance
2 37 (3.94%) Retail
3 20 (2.13%) Marketing
4 15 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.49%) Legal
6 9 (0.96%) Automotive
7 6 (0.64%) Law
7 6 (0.64%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.53%) Games
8 5 (0.53%) Local Government
9 3 (0.32%) Publishing
10 2 (0.21%) Advertising
10 2 (0.21%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.11%) Back Office
11 1 (0.11%) Electronics
11 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 247 (26.33%) Developer
2 239 (25.48%) Architect
3 132 (14.07%) Solutions Architect
4 86 (9.17%) .NET Developer
5 74 (7.89%) Cloud Architect
5 74 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
6 60 (6.40%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 59 (6.29%) Software Developer
8 55 (5.86%) Technical Architect
9 54 (5.76%) Lead Architect
10 53 (5.65%) Senior Developer
11 50 (5.33%) Analyst
12 48 (5.12%) C# Developer
13 44 (4.69%) Software Engineer
14 40 (4.26%) Consultant
15 38 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
16 36 (3.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 32 (3.41%) SQL Developer
18 31 (3.30%) Technical Leader
19 26 (2.77%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (26.01%) .NET
2 140 (14.93%) Web Services
3 125 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 99 (10.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 80 (8.53%) HTML
6 69 (7.36%) AngularJS
7 61 (6.50%) CSS
8 51 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 51 (5.44%) React
9 50 (5.33%) .NET Framework
10 47 (5.01%) SOAP
11 40 (4.26%) REST
12 36 (3.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 34 (3.62%) HTML5
13 34 (3.62%) Node.js
14 33 (3.52%) XML
15 30 (3.20%) Middleware
16 28 (2.99%) RESTful
17 25 (2.67%) Entity Framework
18 23 (2.45%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 120 (12.79%) Data Centre
2 76 (8.10%) Self-Motivation
3 70 (7.46%) Hybrid Cloud
4 63 (6.72%) Greenfield Project
5 60 (6.40%) Public Cloud
6 45 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (3.73%) Private Cloud
8 25 (2.67%) User Experience
9 24 (2.56%) Management Information System
9 24 (2.56%) Mobile App
10 18 (1.92%) Replication
11 14 (1.49%) Clustering
11 14 (1.49%) NHS
12 12 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 10 (1.07%) Taxonomies
15 8 (0.85%) Fat Client
15 8 (0.85%) Thin Client
16 7 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
16 7 (0.75%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 214 (22.81%) Windows
2 119 (12.69%) Windows Server
3 71 (7.57%) Linux
4 61 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (3.41%) Windows 8
7 31 (3.30%) Windows 7
8 27 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (2.24%) Windows 10
10 17 (1.81%) Unix
11 15 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.07%) Android
13 9 (0.96%) CentOS
14 6 (0.64%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.53%) VMS
16 3 (0.32%) DC/OS
16 3 (0.32%) HPUX
16 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (31.77%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (20.47%) DevOps
3 170 (18.12%) Presales
4 164 (17.48%) Project Management
5 118 (12.58%) ITIL
6 111 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
7 110 (11.73%) Microservices
8 97 (10.34%) Software Engineering
9 93 (9.91%) Migration
10 92 (9.81%) Data Protection
11 91 (9.70%) MVC
12 89 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
13 83 (8.85%) TDD
14 79 (8.42%) Scrum
15 70 (7.46%) SOA
16 68 (7.25%) Customer Requirements
17 66 (7.04%) Enterprise Architecture
17 66 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
17 66 (7.04%) Service Management
18 62 (6.61%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 268 (28.57%) SQL
2 234 (24.95%) C#
3 152 (16.20%) JavaScript
4 138 (14.71%) Java
5 113 (12.05%) Python
6 67 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 64 (6.82%) PowerShell
8 35 (3.73%) Shell Script
9 32 (3.41%) Scala
10 31 (3.30%) PL/SQL
11 29 (3.09%) Ruby
12 26 (2.77%) Perl
13 25 (2.67%) PHP
14 21 (2.24%) Go
15 17 (1.81%) C
16 16 (1.71%) Bash Shell
17 14 (1.49%) VB.NET
18 10 (1.07%) VBScript
19 9 (0.96%) FoxPro (VFP)
20 8 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 111 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (10.66%) MCSE
3 72 (7.68%) Degree
4 71 (7.57%) Security Cleared
5 58 (6.18%) MCSA
6 33 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 30 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (2.99%) CCNP
8 28 (2.99%) MCP
9 25 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (2.45%) MCITP
11 13 (1.39%) CISSP
12 12 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (1.17%) ISEB
14 10 (1.07%) AWS Certification
15 7 (0.75%) CISM
16 6 (0.64%) CCNA
16 6 (0.64%) HND
16 6 (0.64%) SC Cleared
17 5 (0.53%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (10.55%) GDPR
2 32 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (3.20%) QA
4 27 (2.88%) SLA
5 15 (1.60%) PMO
6 7 (0.75%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.53%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.32%) COBIT
11 1 (0.11%) IASME
System Software
1 191 (20.36%) Active Directory
2 133 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (11.09%) Hyper-V
4 93 (9.91%) Docker
5 42 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (2.24%) XenDesktop
7 20 (2.13%) XenApp
8 17 (1.81%) vSphere
9 14 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (0.96%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (0.64%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.53%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.53%) Firmware
14 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.32%) VirtualBox
16 3 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 64 (6.82%) Ansible
2 61 (6.50%) Kubernetes
3 57 (6.08%) Puppet
3 57 (6.08%) Terraform
4 56 (5.97%) SCCM
5 49 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (2.88%) Packer
7 25 (2.67%) WSUS
8 23 (2.45%) Docker Swarm
9 22 (2.35%) Consul
10 19 (2.03%) Opsview
11 17 (1.81%) SCVMM
12 16 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (1.60%) Graphite
14 14 (1.49%) Grafana
15 13 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 13 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
16 11 (1.17%) SCOM
17 10 (1.07%) Salt
17 10 (1.07%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 472 (50.32%) Microsoft
2 164 (17.48%) VMware
3 84 (8.96%) Citrix
4 67 (7.14%) Cisco
5 58 (6.18%) Google
6 48 (5.12%) NetApp
7 46 (4.90%) HP
8 45 (4.80%) Oracle
9 42 (4.48%) Dell
10 39 (4.16%) Xamarin
11 35 (3.73%) IBM
12 32 (3.41%) Tableau
13 21 (2.24%) CheckPoint
14 20 (2.13%) Juniper
15 19 (2.03%) Red Hat
16 18 (1.92%) Nimble Storage
16 18 (1.92%) Symantec
17 17 (1.81%) Atlassian
17 17 (1.81%) McAfee
18 16 (1.71%) Forcepoint