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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 112 131
Rank change year-on-year +63 +19  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 224 146 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.70% 2.36% 1.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.33% 27.44% 26.84%
Number of salaries quoted 178 113 75
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £32,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £63,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,625 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.36% +1.38%  

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 542 532 313
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 11.37% 8.62% 6.10%
Number of salaries quoted 449 410 258
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +39 112 £50,000 - 10
Worcestershire +13 26 £43,750 +45.83% 6
Coventry +5 22 £42,250 -15.50%
Solihull -11 15 £45,000 +2.85% 2
Warwickshire +36 14 £36,250 -14.70% 5
Herefordshire - 12 £50,000 -
Staffordshire +12 10 £45,000 +18.42% 4
Shropshire +6 10 £30,000 -21.05% 2
West Bromwich +6 7 £48,500 -25.38%
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 249 (55.46%) Microsoft
2 164 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (33.18%) SQL
3 149 (33.18%) .NET
4 147 (32.74%) C#
5 144 (32.07%) SQL Server
6 132 (29.40%) JavaScript
7 126 (28.06%) Amazon AWS
8 125 (27.84%) HTML
8 125 (27.84%) MS Excel
9 112 (24.94%) CSS
9 112 (24.94%) MVC
9 112 (24.94%) Office 365
10 107 (23.83%) Windows
11 106 (23.61%) VMware
12 100 (22.27%) ASP.NET
13 88 (19.60%) Active Directory
14 86 (19.15%) AngularJS
15 84 (18.71%) Data Centre
16 78 (17.37%) CRM
17 73 (16.26%) TDD
18 70 (15.59%) HTML5
19 68 (15.14%) Windows Server
20 66 (14.70%) Visual Studio
20 66 (14.70%) Citrix
21 65 (14.48%) IaaS
22 64 (14.25%) ASP.NET MVC
23 63 (14.03%) .NET Framework
24 61 (13.59%) Degree
24 61 (13.59%) Cisco

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 61 (13.59%) SharePoint
2 54 (12.03%) MS Exchange
3 29 (6.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 29 (6.46%) IIS
4 21 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (3.56%) CMS
6 15 (3.34%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (3.34%) Umbraco
7 12 (2.67%) Skype for Business
8 10 (2.23%) EPiServer
9 8 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (1.78%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.89%) Orchard CMS
11 3 (0.67%) Apache
11 3 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.67%) WordPress
12 2 (0.45%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.45%) JBoss
12 2 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 125 (27.84%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.67%) MS Office
3 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 47 (10.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 126 (28.06%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (24.94%) Office 365
3 65 (14.48%) IaaS
4 50 (11.14%) SaaS
5 43 (9.58%) PaaS
6 19 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.89%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.67%) GitHub
10 3 (0.67%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.45%) LAN
1 20 (4.45%) WAN
2 15 (3.34%) SAN
3 14 (3.12%) DNS
4 11 (2.45%) Firewall
4 11 (2.45%) Skype
5 9 (2.00%) DHCP
6 8 (1.78%) MPLS
7 6 (1.34%) VPN
8 5 (1.11%) VoIP
9 4 (0.89%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.89%) Network Security
10 3 (0.67%) BGP
10 3 (0.67%) NAS
10 3 (0.67%) OSPF
10 3 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.67%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.45%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (32.07%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.91%) MongoDB
3 35 (7.80%) NoSQL
4 31 (6.90%) MySQL
5 28 (6.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (5.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 26 (5.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (5.57%) DB2
8 17 (3.79%) Big Data
9 15 (3.34%) Relational Database
10 14 (3.12%) Power BI
11 13 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (1.56%) Redis
16 6 (1.34%) QlikView
16 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 66 (14.70%) Visual Studio
2 37 (8.24%) Git (software)
3 33 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (5.12%) Octopus Deploy
5 20 (4.45%) TeamCity
6 11 (2.45%) Selenium
7 8 (1.78%) JIRA
7 8 (1.78%) JUnit
7 8 (1.78%) Moq
7 8 (1.78%) MSBuild
7 8 (1.78%) NuGet
8 7 (1.56%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.34%) Subversion
9 6 (1.34%) TestNG
10 4 (0.89%) Mocha
10 4 (0.89%) Visual Studio Code
11 3 (0.67%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.67%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (0.67%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.45%) NUnit
General
1 58 (12.92%) Finance
2 32 (7.13%) Retail
3 18 (4.01%) Publishing
4 16 (3.56%) Marketing
5 8 (1.78%) Advertising
6 7 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.89%) Automotive
8 2 (0.45%) Games
8 2 (0.45%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 160 (35.63%) Developer
2 91 (20.27%) .NET Developer
3 72 (16.04%) Architect
4 58 (12.92%) C# Developer
5 56 (12.47%) Solutions Architect
6 53 (11.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 51 (11.36%) Senior Developer
8 40 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 39 (8.69%) Consultant
10 35 (7.80%) Senior .NET Developer
11 32 (7.13%) Web Developer
12 31 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 31 (6.90%) Senior C# Developer
13 27 (6.01%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 25 (5.57%) ASP.NET Developer
15 24 (5.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 22 (4.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 21 (4.68%) DBA
17 21 (4.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 20 (4.45%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (33.18%) .NET
2 125 (27.84%) HTML
3 112 (24.94%) CSS
4 100 (22.27%) ASP.NET
5 86 (19.15%) AngularJS
6 70 (15.59%) HTML5
7 64 (14.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 63 (14.03%) .NET Framework
9 59 (13.14%) ASP.NET Web API
10 50 (11.14%) KnockoutJS
11 44 (9.80%) CSS3
12 37 (8.24%) Entity Framework
13 36 (8.02%) REST
14 29 (6.46%) XML
15 28 (6.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 27 (6.01%) SOAP
17 26 (5.79%) jQuery
18 24 (5.35%) Web Services
19 20 (4.45%) D3.js
20 18 (4.01%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 84 (18.71%) Data Centre
2 48 (10.69%) Public Cloud
3 32 (7.13%) Computer Science
4 20 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (4.23%) CMDB
6 16 (3.56%) Mobile App
7 15 (3.34%) Clustering
8 14 (3.12%) Fintech
9 12 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (2.23%) User Experience
11 7 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.56%) NHS
11 7 (1.56%) PMI
12 6 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.11%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.89%) Freedom of Information
14 4 (0.89%) iPhone
14 4 (0.89%) Smartphone
15 3 (0.67%) Blackberry
15 3 (0.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 107 (23.83%) Windows
2 68 (15.14%) Windows Server
3 41 (9.13%) Linux
4 33 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (4.23%) Windows 10
6 13 (2.90%) Windows 7
6 13 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.45%) Windows 8
8 8 (1.78%) Android
9 7 (1.56%) Unix
10 5 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.89%) CentOS
12 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.22%) VyOS
14 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (24.94%) MVC
3 78 (17.37%) CRM
4 73 (16.26%) TDD
5 61 (13.59%) Presales
6 53 (11.80%) Web Development
7 47 (10.47%) Service Delivery
7 47 (10.47%) Software Engineering
8 46 (10.24%) ITIL
9 45 (10.02%) Continuous Integration
9 45 (10.02%) SOLID
10 44 (9.80%) Project Management
11 41 (9.13%) Line Management
12 40 (8.91%) Business Development
13 37 (8.24%) Capacity Planning
14 36 (8.02%) Performance Tuning
15 33 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
16 30 (6.68%) E-Commerce
17 28 (6.24%) PRINCE2
18 27 (6.01%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (33.18%) SQL
2 147 (32.74%) C#
3 132 (29.40%) JavaScript
4 35 (7.80%) PowerShell
5 31 (6.90%) T-SQL
6 14 (3.12%) Java
7 11 (2.45%) TypeScript
8 10 (2.23%) C
9 7 (1.56%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.34%) Python
11 5 (1.11%) F#
11 5 (1.11%) PHP
11 5 (1.11%) Ruby
12 4 (0.89%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.89%) Perl
13 3 (0.67%) VB
13 3 (0.67%) XPath
14 1 (0.22%) Scala
14 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (13.59%) Degree
2 50 (11.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (9.13%) MCSE
4 26 (5.79%) ISEB
4 26 (5.79%) PMI Certification
5 22 (4.90%) MCP
6 19 (4.23%) PMP
7 17 (3.79%) VCAP
7 17 (3.79%) VCDX
8 16 (3.56%) MCSA
9 12 (2.67%) Security Cleared
10 11 (2.45%) SC Cleared
10 11 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.89%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.67%) HND
12 3 (0.67%) MCSD
13 2 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.45%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.68%) QA
2 8 (1.78%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) BS25999
3 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 88 (19.60%) Active Directory
2 57 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.12%) Hyper-V
4 22 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (2.90%) Docker
6 11 (2.45%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (1.34%) XenApp
9 2 (0.45%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.45%) HDFS
9 2 (0.45%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.45%) vCloud
9 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.45%) vSphere
9 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 27 (6.01%) SCCM
2 25 (5.57%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (5.57%) Puppet
3 21 (4.68%) SCOM
4 19 (4.23%) SCVMM
5 7 (1.56%) WSUS
6 5 (1.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 5 (1.11%) Kibana
6 5 (1.11%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.89%) Ansible
7 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.89%) Terraform
8 3 (0.67%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.67%) Icinga
8 3 (0.67%) vRealize
9 2 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.45%) Nagios
10 1 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.22%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 249 (55.46%) Microsoft
2 106 (23.61%) VMware
3 66 (14.70%) Citrix
4 61 (13.59%) Cisco
5 45 (10.02%) Oracle
6 35 (7.80%) NetApp
7 28 (6.24%) IBM
8 26 (5.79%) Xamarin
9 24 (5.35%) EMC
9 24 (5.35%) HP
10 19 (4.23%) BMC
10 19 (4.23%) CheckPoint
10 19 (4.23%) Juniper
11 12 (2.67%) Google
12 9 (2.00%) Dell
13 8 (1.78%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.78%) Tableau
14 7 (1.56%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.11%) PayPal
16 4 (0.89%) SaltStack
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Midlands
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Flexi Time, Pension, 28 days holiday
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension +25 days holiday
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wolverhampton
Nigel Frank International
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Morson International
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + Pensio, Heath + more
Posted: 21 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £36000 per annum, Benefits extensive benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37500 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Includes great benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £47000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Evesham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Worcestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Salary range depends on candidates'
Posted: 27 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Salary: £30000. - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Redditch
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 27 days ago