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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 71 146
Rank change year-on-year +50 +75  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 418 210 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.19% 3.39% 1.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 55.29% 39.40% 26.52%
Number of salaries quoted 335 154 51
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Cloud Computing Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 756 533 328
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.82% 8.61% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 634 397 244
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.15% +5.55%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +31 202 £45,000 -10.00% 18
Warwickshire +60 65 £32,500 -26.13% 9
Coventry -2 40 £51,500 +3.00% 6
Worcestershire +16 33 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Shropshire +35 31 £55,000 -18.51% 2
Herefordshire +4 26 £37,500 -25.00%
Staffordshire +18 13 £31,750 -36.50% 6
Solihull -5 5 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Wolverhampton - 5 £36,500 -
West Bromwich +10 4 £45,000 -12.62%
Walsall +4 4 £45,000 +28.57%
Dudley - 1 £37,500 - 1
Halesowen - 1 £37,500 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 360 (56.16%) Microsoft
2 246 (38.38%) SQL
3 232 (36.19%) C#
4 231 (36.04%) .NET
5 201 (31.36%) SQL Server
6 182 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
7 171 (26.68%) JavaScript
8 163 (25.43%) Windows
9 161 (25.12%) Amazon AWS
10 143 (22.31%) ASP.NET
11 142 (22.15%) MVC
12 139 (21.68%) CSS
13 136 (21.22%) Active Directory
14 134 (20.90%) Office 365
15 125 (19.50%) HTML
16 110 (17.16%) AngularJS
17 102 (15.91%) Windows Server
18 100 (15.60%) VMware
19 97 (15.13%) SaaS
20 96 (14.98%) ASP.NET MVC
21 92 (14.35%) Data Centre
22 89 (13.88%) ASP.NET Web API
22 89 (13.88%) Business Intelligence
23 82 (12.79%) ITIL
23 82 (12.79%) IaaS
24 80 (12.48%) Microsoft Certification
25 78 (12.17%) PaaS
26 77 (12.01%) SharePoint
27 73 (11.39%) Degree
28 72 (11.23%) PowerShell

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 77 (12.01%) SharePoint
2 43 (6.71%) MS Exchange
3 25 (3.90%) IIS
4 22 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.87%) Skype for Business
7 8 (1.25%) CMS
8 7 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.94%) EPiServer
9 6 (0.94%) JBoss
9 6 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.94%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.78%) IBM Domino
10 5 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.78%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.25%) SPSS
3 7 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.47%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 161 (25.12%) Amazon AWS
2 134 (20.90%) Office 365
3 97 (15.13%) SaaS
4 82 (12.79%) IaaS
5 78 (12.17%) PaaS
6 46 (7.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (2.03%) Azure Data Factory
9 12 (1.87%) Bluemix
9 12 (1.87%) IBM Cloud
10 8 (1.25%) Azure Machine Learning
10 8 (1.25%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.78%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.47%) GitHub
13 3 (0.47%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.31%) Yammer
15 1 (0.16%) Apcera
15 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 47 (7.33%) WAN
2 45 (7.02%) Firewall
3 36 (5.62%) LAN
4 29 (4.52%) DNS
5 27 (4.21%) SAN
6 26 (4.06%) VPN
7 12 (1.87%) Internet
7 12 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (1.72%) DHCP
8 11 (1.72%) Wireless
9 10 (1.56%) Skype
10 9 (1.40%) MPLS
10 9 (1.40%) TCP/IP
11 8 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (1.25%) VLAN
12 7 (1.09%) VoIP
13 6 (0.94%) BGP
13 6 (0.94%) HTTP
13 6 (0.94%) OSPF
13 6 (0.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (31.36%) SQL Server
2 69 (10.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 57 (8.89%) NoSQL
3 57 (8.89%) Power BI
4 56 (8.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 56 (8.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 51 (7.96%) MongoDB
7 35 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (5.30%) QlikView
9 22 (3.43%) MySQL
10 21 (3.28%) Big Data
11 18 (2.81%) DB2
11 18 (2.81%) SQL Server 2014
12 17 (2.65%) Azure SQL Database
12 17 (2.65%) DocumentDB
13 11 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (1.25%) Relational Database
15 8 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 65 (10.14%) Visual Studio
2 35 (5.46%) Git (software)
3 30 (4.68%) Selenium
3 30 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (3.59%) Jenkins
5 19 (2.96%) Karma Test Runner
6 18 (2.81%) TeamCity
7 15 (2.34%) JUnit
8 11 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (1.56%) JIRA
10 7 (1.09%) TestNG
11 6 (0.94%) JMeter
11 6 (0.94%) JSUnit
12 4 (0.62%) Mocha
13 3 (0.47%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.47%) MSBuild
14 2 (0.31%) NUnit
14 2 (0.31%) SpecFlow
15 1 (0.16%) Ant
15 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 51 (7.96%) Finance
2 48 (7.49%) Retail
3 25 (3.90%) Legal
4 15 (2.34%) Publishing
5 12 (1.87%) Marketing
6 10 (1.56%) Automotive
7 7 (1.09%) Advertising
8 6 (0.94%) Banking
9 5 (0.78%) Games
10 4 (0.62%) Local Government
11 3 (0.47%) Law
12 2 (0.31%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 245 (38.22%) Developer
2 129 (20.12%) .NET Developer
3 95 (14.82%) Architect
4 88 (13.73%) C# Developer
5 80 (12.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 74 (11.54%) ASP.NET Developer
7 61 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
8 58 (9.05%) Consultant
9 56 (8.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 52 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 50 (7.80%) Senior Developer
12 41 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 36 (5.62%) SQL Developer
14 35 (5.46%) Senior .NET Developer
15 34 (5.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 34 (5.30%) Senior C# Developer
16 33 (5.15%) Full Stack Developer
17 31 (4.84%) Cloud Architect
18 29 (4.52%) Senior C# .NET Developer
19 27 (4.21%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (36.04%) .NET
2 143 (22.31%) ASP.NET
3 139 (21.68%) CSS
4 125 (19.50%) HTML
5 110 (17.16%) AngularJS
6 96 (14.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 89 (13.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 68 (10.61%) HTML5
9 63 (9.83%) .NET Framework
10 44 (6.86%) jQuery
11 40 (6.24%) CSS3
12 39 (6.08%) .NET Core
12 39 (6.08%) Entity Framework
13 33 (5.15%) LESS
14 27 (4.21%) KnockoutJS
14 27 (4.21%) Sass
15 23 (3.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 21 (3.28%) MDX
17 20 (3.12%) Web Services
18 19 (2.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 92 (14.35%) Data Centre
2 53 (8.27%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (6.55%) Public Cloud
4 40 (6.24%) Computer Science
5 31 (4.84%) Mobile App
6 29 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 14 (2.18%) CMDB
10 12 (1.87%) Enterprise Storage
10 12 (1.87%) Fintech
11 11 (1.72%) Clustering
12 10 (1.56%) User Experience
13 8 (1.25%) PKI
13 8 (1.25%) Private Cloud
14 7 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
15 6 (0.94%) Cloud Native
15 6 (0.94%) Internet of Things
15 6 (0.94%) Management Information System
16 5 (0.78%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 163 (25.43%) Windows
2 102 (15.91%) Windows Server
3 54 (8.42%) Linux
4 43 (6.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (3.74%) Android
5 24 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (3.28%) Apple iOS
7 18 (2.81%) Windows 7
8 15 (2.34%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.16%) Unix
12 1 (0.16%) VyOS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (22.15%) MVC
3 89 (13.88%) Business Intelligence
4 82 (12.79%) ITIL
5 72 (11.23%) TDD
6 71 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (8.11%) Mentoring
8 50 (7.80%) Project Management
9 49 (7.64%) ETL
10 47 (7.33%) Web Development
11 46 (7.18%) Presales
12 45 (7.02%) Analytics
12 45 (7.02%) CRM
13 44 (6.86%) Continuous Delivery
14 43 (6.71%) Microservices
14 43 (6.71%) Mobile Development
15 41 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
15 41 (6.40%) SOLID
16 40 (6.24%) DevOps
16 40 (6.24%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 246 (38.38%) SQL
2 232 (36.19%) C#
3 171 (26.68%) JavaScript
4 72 (11.23%) PowerShell
5 68 (10.61%) T-SQL
6 23 (3.59%) TypeScript
7 20 (3.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 20 (3.12%) Java
8 16 (2.50%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.87%) Python
10 10 (1.56%) VBScript
11 8 (1.25%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.94%) Perl
13 5 (0.78%) F#
13 5 (0.78%) Ruby
14 4 (0.62%) VB
14 4 (0.62%) XAML
15 2 (0.31%) C
15 2 (0.31%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 80 (12.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (11.39%) Degree
3 62 (9.67%) MCSE
4 46 (7.18%) MCSA
5 31 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 30 (4.68%) Security Cleared
7 29 (4.52%) SC Cleared
8 24 (3.74%) ISEB
9 17 (2.65%) MCP
9 17 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (2.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 15 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (2.18%) PMI Certification
12 14 (2.18%) PMP
13 11 (1.72%) VCAP
13 11 (1.72%) VCDX
14 10 (1.56%) CCNA
15 9 (1.40%) CCNP
15 9 (1.40%) HND
15 9 (1.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.59%) SLA
2 20 (3.12%) QA
3 8 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.62%) COBIT
5 4 (0.62%) GDPR
6 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) BS25999
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 136 (21.22%) Active Directory
2 61 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.86%) Hyper-V
4 35 (5.46%) Docker
5 16 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (2.34%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (0.78%) XenApp
9 4 (0.62%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.47%) vSphere
10 3 (0.47%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.31%) vCloud
11 2 (0.31%) XenServer
12 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (8.11%) SCOM
2 45 (7.02%) SCCM
3 25 (3.90%) Puppet
4 18 (2.81%) Ansible
5 16 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (2.50%) SCVMM
5 16 (2.50%) Terraform
6 8 (1.25%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.25%) Grafana
6 8 (1.25%) NetBackup
7 7 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (1.09%) WSUS
8 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (0.78%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.78%) Kibana
10 4 (0.62%) Nagios
10 4 (0.62%) SCSM
11 3 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.31%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.31%) vRealize
Vendors
1 360 (56.16%) Microsoft
2 100 (15.60%) VMware
3 68 (10.61%) Xamarin
4 59 (9.20%) Oracle
5 46 (7.18%) Cisco
5 46 (7.18%) Citrix
5 46 (7.18%) NetApp
6 41 (6.40%) IBM
7 31 (4.84%) Tableau
8 23 (3.59%) EMC
9 20 (3.12%) HP
10 18 (2.81%) CheckPoint
11 14 (2.18%) BMC
11 14 (2.18%) Sitecore
12 13 (2.03%) Juniper
13 9 (1.40%) Cognos
13 9 (1.40%) Google
14 8 (1.25%) SAP
14 8 (1.25%) SolarWinds
14 8 (1.25%) Splunk
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Oscar
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Myles Roberts
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 47.5k per year + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Red10
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Networkers
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £37000 per annum + 26 days holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I3
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum , good benefits inc. share scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago