Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 68 119
Rank change year-on-year +41 +51 +137
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 720 473 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.18% 4.13% 2.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.08% 37.69% 27.99%
Number of salaries quoted 628 326 205
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.22% +7.78% -10.00%
10th Percentile £26,925 £28,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,375 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 1597 1255 879
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.93% 10.96% 8.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1296 918 708
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,765 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.46% +6.91% -1.23%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,350 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +25 344 £50,000 - 18
Warwickshire +67 134 £32,500 -26.14% 4
Coventry -5 67 £50,000 +8.70% 10
Shropshire +37 43 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Staffordshire +9 35 £40,000 -17.53% 5
Worcestershire +6 34 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Solihull +14 30 £36,875 -15.71% 4
Herefordshire +6 15 £47,500 -5.00%
Wolverhampton +5 5 £57,500 -
Walsall +3 5 £45,000 +38.46%
Dudley - 3 £42,500 -
Sutton Coldfield +7 2 £42,500 +13.33%
West Bromwich +1 2 £45,000 -16.28%
Brierley Hill 0 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Halesowen - 1 £37,500 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 350 (48.61%) Microsoft
2 265 (36.81%) Amazon AWS
3 260 (36.11%) SQL
4 222 (30.83%) C#
5 220 (30.56%) SQL Server
6 218 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
7 215 (29.86%) .NET
8 210 (29.17%) JavaScript
9 184 (25.56%) Windows
10 158 (21.94%) MVC
11 152 (21.11%) ITIL
12 140 (19.44%) Active Directory
13 130 (18.06%) Office 365
14 129 (17.92%) VMware
15 125 (17.36%) CSS
16 122 (16.94%) Java
16 122 (16.94%) PowerShell
17 106 (14.72%) VMware Infrastructure
17 106 (14.72%) Windows Server
17 106 (14.72%) ASP.NET
18 100 (13.89%) Puppet
19 99 (13.75%) HTML
20 97 (13.47%) DevOps
21 94 (13.06%) AngularJS
22 93 (12.92%) Linux
23 91 (12.64%) Jenkins
24 90 (12.50%) Data Centre
25 89 (12.36%) Docker
26 82 (11.39%) ASP.NET MVC
27 81 (11.25%) Firewall

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 50 (6.94%) JBoss
2 43 (5.97%) MS Exchange
3 35 (4.86%) SharePoint
4 21 (2.92%) CMS
5 19 (2.64%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.50%) OpenStack
7 16 (2.22%) Skype for Business
8 15 (2.08%) WebSphere
9 14 (1.94%) IIS
10 13 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (1.67%) Umbraco
12 10 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.97%) Drupal
14 6 (0.83%) Confluence
14 6 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.08%) SPSS
3 3 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 265 (36.81%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (18.06%) Office 365
3 60 (8.33%) PaaS
4 57 (7.92%) IaaS
5 51 (7.08%) SaaS
6 29 (4.03%) Azure Data Factory
6 29 (4.03%) Bluemix
6 29 (4.03%) IBM Cloud
7 28 (3.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 25 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (2.08%) Azure Machine Learning
10 15 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (1.39%) GitHub
12 9 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (1.25%) Datadog
13 7 (0.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (0.83%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
16 3 (0.42%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 81 (11.25%) Firewall
2 56 (7.78%) WAN
3 50 (6.94%) VPN
4 43 (5.97%) DNS
5 35 (4.86%) LAN
6 28 (3.89%) NetScaler
7 20 (2.78%) DHCP
7 20 (2.78%) TCP/IP
8 19 (2.64%) Skype
9 16 (2.22%) Network Security
10 15 (2.08%) SAN
10 15 (2.08%) VLAN
11 13 (1.81%) VoIP
12 12 (1.67%) Internet
13 10 (1.39%) Wireless
14 9 (1.25%) HTTP
14 9 (1.25%) MPLS
14 9 (1.25%) OSPF
14 9 (1.25%) SSL
14 9 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 69 (9.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 61 (8.47%) MongoDB
4 57 (7.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 54 (7.50%) NoSQL
6 51 (7.08%) Power BI
7 39 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
9 34 (4.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (3.47%) Azure SQL Database
11 22 (3.06%) MySQL
12 20 (2.78%) Big Data
13 16 (2.22%) CouchDB
13 16 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
13 16 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
14 15 (2.08%) DataStage
14 15 (2.08%) QlikView
15 12 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 91 (12.64%) Jenkins
2 43 (5.97%) TeamCity
3 40 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 34 (4.72%) Git (software)
5 27 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (3.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 24 (3.33%) NuGet
8 21 (2.92%) Selenium
8 21 (2.92%) Subversion
9 20 (2.78%) JIRA
9 20 (2.78%) Maven
10 17 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (2.36%) Bitbucket
11 16 (2.22%) JSUnit
12 15 (2.08%) JUnit
13 13 (1.81%) JMeter
14 12 (1.67%) TestNG
15 10 (1.39%) Vagrant
16 8 (1.11%) JBehave
16 8 (1.11%) SoapUI
General
1 59 (8.19%) Finance
2 35 (4.86%) Retail
3 27 (3.75%) Marketing
4 26 (3.61%) Banking
5 22 (3.06%) Legal
6 16 (2.22%) Advertising
7 13 (1.81%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.11%) Automotive
8 8 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.11%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.83%) Publishing
10 3 (0.42%) Games
11 2 (0.28%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.28%) Law
11 2 (0.28%) Local Government
12 1 (0.14%) Back Office
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 263 (36.53%) Developer
2 92 (12.78%) .NET Developer
3 86 (11.94%) Architect
4 69 (9.58%) C# Developer
5 61 (8.47%) ASP.NET Developer
5 61 (8.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 56 (7.78%) Senior Developer
7 55 (7.64%) C# .NET Developer
8 50 (6.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 48 (6.67%) SQL Developer
10 45 (6.25%) Consultant
11 42 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 42 (5.83%) Junior
12 39 (5.42%) Analyst
13 38 (5.28%) Java Developer
14 37 (5.14%) Junior Developer
15 36 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 33 (4.58%) JavaScript Developer
17 29 (4.03%) Full Stack Developer
18 28 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (29.86%) .NET
2 125 (17.36%) CSS
3 106 (14.72%) ASP.NET
4 99 (13.75%) HTML
5 94 (13.06%) AngularJS
6 82 (11.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 67 (9.31%) ASP.NET Web API
8 47 (6.53%) Spring
9 45 (6.25%) REST
10 40 (5.56%) jQuery
10 40 (5.56%) Node.js
11 39 (5.42%) .NET Framework
11 39 (5.42%) SOAP
12 38 (5.28%) Hibernate
13 36 (5.00%) LESS
14 34 (4.72%) J2EE
15 33 (4.58%) Entity Framework
16 32 (4.44%) JPA
17 30 (4.17%) Web Services
18 29 (4.03%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 90 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 59 (8.19%) Public Cloud
3 50 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (5.28%) Greenfield Project
5 33 (4.58%) Computer Science
6 28 (3.89%) User Experience
7 23 (3.19%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.50%) Robotics
9 17 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.94%) Enterprise Storage
11 13 (1.81%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.53%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.97%) Fintech
13 7 (0.97%) PKI
14 6 (0.83%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.83%) Social Media
15 5 (0.69%) Blackberry
15 5 (0.69%) Clustering
16 4 (0.56%) Replication
16 4 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 184 (25.56%) Windows
2 106 (14.72%) Windows Server
3 93 (12.92%) Linux
4 35 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (4.58%) Apple iOS
6 32 (4.44%) Android
7 31 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (2.22%) Unix
9 7 (0.97%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.97%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.28%) AIX
13 2 (0.28%) CentOS
13 2 (0.28%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (21.94%) MVC
3 152 (21.11%) ITIL
4 97 (13.47%) DevOps
5 79 (10.97%) Scrum
6 76 (10.56%) Test Automation
7 74 (10.28%) Project Management
8 72 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 68 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
10 66 (9.17%) Continuous Delivery
10 66 (9.17%) TDD
11 64 (8.89%) Analytics
12 60 (8.33%) SDLC
13 53 (7.36%) Mentoring
14 44 (6.11%) Change Management
14 44 (6.11%) Kanban
14 44 (6.11%) Service Delivery
15 42 (5.83%) Service Management
16 41 (5.69%) Microservices
16 41 (5.69%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 260 (36.11%) SQL
2 222 (30.83%) C#
3 210 (29.17%) JavaScript
4 122 (16.94%) Java
4 122 (16.94%) PowerShell
5 71 (9.86%) Python
6 57 (7.92%) T-SQL
7 29 (4.03%) Bash Shell
7 29 (4.03%) Ruby
8 27 (3.75%) VBScript
9 24 (3.33%) PHP
10 23 (3.19%) Perl
11 13 (1.81%) R
12 10 (1.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 10 (1.39%) VB
12 10 (1.39%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.39%) XPath
13 9 (1.25%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.25%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.83%) XAML
Qualifications
1 58 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (7.08%) Degree
2 51 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 46 (6.39%) MCSE
4 31 (4.31%) MCSA
5 30 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (3.61%) SC Cleared
7 19 (2.64%) CCNA
8 17 (2.36%) CCNP
9 16 (2.22%) MCP
10 15 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (1.94%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (1.11%) GNVQ
12 8 (1.11%) HND
12 8 (1.11%) OCP
12 8 (1.11%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (0.83%) CCDA
13 6 (0.83%) CCDP
13 6 (0.83%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.86%) QA
2 29 (4.03%) SLA
3 11 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.28%) COBIT
4 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.28%) GCP
4 2 (0.28%) GDPR
4 2 (0.28%) PMO
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 140 (19.44%) Active Directory
2 106 (14.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (12.36%) Docker
4 80 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.53%) XenApp
7 9 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.97%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.56%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.56%) vSphere
11 2 (0.28%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.28%) XenServer
12 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 100 (13.89%) Puppet
2 80 (11.11%) Ansible
3 61 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (5.97%) Terraform
5 40 (5.56%) SCCM
6 35 (4.86%) SCOM
7 22 (3.06%) SCVMM
8 20 (2.78%) Kubernetes
9 11 (1.53%) Salt
10 10 (1.39%) Grafana
10 10 (1.39%) NetBackup
11 9 (1.25%) Backup Exec
11 9 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
11 9 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (1.25%) WSUS
12 8 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (1.11%) Packer
13 7 (0.97%) Capistrano
13 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 7 (0.97%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 350 (48.61%) Microsoft
2 129 (17.92%) VMware
3 80 (11.11%) Oracle
4 66 (9.17%) IBM
5 60 (8.33%) Citrix
6 46 (6.39%) NetApp
7 40 (5.56%) Cisco
8 34 (4.72%) Xamarin
9 25 (3.47%) HP
10 23 (3.19%) Cognos
11 21 (2.92%) BMC
12 20 (2.78%) Dell
13 19 (2.64%) Google
13 19 (2.64%) Sitecore
13 19 (2.64%) Splunk
14 16 (2.22%) CheckPoint
15 15 (2.08%) EMC
15 15 (2.08%) Fortinet
16 14 (1.94%) F5
17 13 (1.81%) EqualLogic