Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 33 88
Rank change year-on-year +13 +55 +73
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 812 698 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.55% 6.93% 3.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.20% 49.12% 33.93%
Number of salaries quoted 650 644 303
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £33,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £64,813 £69,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -0.99% +1.00%

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 1,837 1,421 1,120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.35% 14.12% 9.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,435 1,195 837
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,850 £23,500
90th Percentile £71,700 £63,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 17 July 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 17 July 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 0 383 £52,500 +11.70% 64
Coventry +20 97 £50,000 -1.23% 9
Staffordshire +48 77 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Solihull +36 58 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Warwickshire -18 41 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Shropshire +7 34 £57,500 +4.55% 8
Worcestershire -8 28 £51,863 +29.66% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 13 £40,000 - 3
Wolverhampton -11 10 £42,500 +4.29% 1
Herefordshire -1 5 £57,500 +24.32% 6
Halesowen +12 1 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Walsall -2 1 - -
Stourbridge - 1 £85,000 -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 468 (57.64%) Microsoft
2 296 (36.45%) C#
3 295 (36.33%) .NET
4 282 (34.73%) SQL
5 268 (33.00%) Amazon AWS
6 241 (29.68%) SQL Server
7 235 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
8 185 (22.78%) Windows
9 183 (22.54%) Office 365
10 178 (21.92%) JavaScript
11 163 (20.07%) Active Directory
12 140 (17.24%) VMware
13 133 (16.38%) Presales
14 130 (16.01%) PaaS
15 127 (15.64%) MVC
16 121 (14.90%) Service Delivery
17 119 (14.66%) IaaS
18 113 (13.92%) Git (software)
19 110 (13.55%) Software Engineering
20 104 (12.81%) VMware Infrastructure
20 104 (12.81%) ASP.NET Web API
21 102 (12.56%) ASP.NET
22 100 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
23 99 (12.19%) DevOps
24 98 (12.07%) .NET Framework
25 97 (11.95%) Analytics
26 91 (11.21%) HTML
26 91 (11.21%) Data Centre
27 90 (11.08%) AngularJS
27 90 (11.08%) Visual Studio

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 82 (10.10%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.83%) BizTalk Server
2 23 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (2.34%) MS Exchange
4 18 (2.22%) CMS
5 15 (1.85%) IIS
6 13 (1.60%) JBoss
7 11 (1.35%) Apache
8 10 (1.23%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.86%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.74%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.25%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.25%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.25%) Confluence
13 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 39 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.62%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.37%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.37%) Moqups
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 50 (6.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 268 (33.00%) Amazon AWS
2 183 (22.54%) Office 365
3 130 (16.01%) PaaS
4 119 (14.66%) IaaS
5 62 (7.64%) Serverless
6 55 (6.77%) SaaS
7 40 (4.93%) Azure Data Factory
8 35 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 32 (3.94%) Google Cloud Platform
10 22 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (2.46%) IBM Cloud
12 18 (2.22%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 18 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
13 17 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.99%) GitHub
17 7 (0.86%) OneDrive
17 7 (0.86%) SoftLayer
18 6 (0.74%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 81 (9.98%) Firewall
2 45 (5.54%) WAN
3 44 (5.42%) VPN
4 40 (4.93%) DNS
5 32 (3.94%) LAN
6 29 (3.57%) Network Security
6 29 (3.57%) VLAN
7 23 (2.83%) MPLS
7 23 (2.83%) Wireless
8 22 (2.71%) Remote Desktop
8 22 (2.71%) SAN
9 20 (2.46%) Internet
10 19 (2.34%) Cisco Wireless
11 18 (2.22%) Cisco Firepower
11 18 (2.22%) OSPF
11 18 (2.22%) TACACS
12 17 (2.09%) Skype
13 16 (1.97%) DHCP
14 13 (1.60%) TCP/IP
15 11 (1.35%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (29.68%) SQL Server
2 72 (8.87%) Power BI
3 71 (8.74%) NoSQL
4 69 (8.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 68 (8.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 63 (7.76%) Azure SQL Database
7 55 (6.77%) MongoDB
8 51 (6.28%) Data Lake
9 49 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
9 49 (6.03%) Relational Database
10 44 (5.42%) Big Data
11 41 (5.05%) Cosmos DB
12 38 (4.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 29 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
13 29 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
14 28 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
15 24 (2.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 22 (2.71%) SQL Server 2014
17 21 (2.59%) Hadoop
17 21 (2.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 113 (13.92%) Git (software)
2 90 (11.08%) Visual Studio
3 69 (8.50%) Visual Studio Team System
4 45 (5.54%) Jenkins
5 29 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (2.71%) TeamCity
7 14 (1.72%) Maven
8 13 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (1.48%) Hudson
9 12 (1.48%) JIRA
10 11 (1.35%) MSI
11 10 (1.23%) WiX
12 9 (1.11%) Selenium
13 8 (0.99%) JSUnit
13 8 (0.99%) Subversion
14 7 (0.86%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.86%) Vagrant
15 5 (0.62%) Jasmine
15 5 (0.62%) NSubstitute
General
1 83 (10.22%) Finance
2 56 (6.90%) Marketing
2 56 (6.90%) Retail
3 30 (3.69%) Advertising
4 20 (2.46%) Legal
5 10 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.99%) Banking
8 6 (0.74%) Automotive
8 6 (0.74%) Games
9 3 (0.37%) Billing
9 3 (0.37%) Law
9 3 (0.37%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 228 (28.08%) Developer
2 114 (14.04%) Architect
3 103 (12.68%) Consultant
4 93 (11.45%) .NET Developer
5 70 (8.62%) C# Developer
6 60 (7.39%) C# .NET Developer
7 50 (6.16%) DevOps Engineer
8 45 (5.54%) Senior Developer
8 45 (5.54%) Solutions Architect
9 43 (5.30%) Software Engineer
10 41 (5.05%) Azure Engineer
11 37 (4.56%) Software Developer
12 35 (4.31%) Cloud Architect
13 32 (3.94%) ASP.NET Developer
13 32 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 31 (3.82%) Analyst
14 31 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 31 (3.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 31 (3.82%) Technical Architect
15 29 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (36.33%) .NET
2 104 (12.81%) ASP.NET Web API
3 102 (12.56%) ASP.NET
4 98 (12.07%) .NET Framework
5 91 (11.21%) HTML
6 90 (11.08%) AngularJS
7 86 (10.59%) CSS
8 79 (9.73%) Entity Framework
9 78 (9.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 49 (6.03%) WCF
11 48 (5.91%) KnockoutJS
12 46 (5.67%) RESTful
13 45 (5.54%) Web Services
14 39 (4.80%) JSON
15 38 (4.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 37 (4.56%) React
17 36 (4.43%) .NET Core
18 29 (3.57%) Backbone.js
19 28 (3.45%) HTML5
20 27 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 91 (11.21%) Data Centre
2 72 (8.87%) Self-Motivation
3 57 (7.02%) User Experience
4 52 (6.40%) Computer Science
5 46 (5.67%) Public Cloud
6 43 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (4.31%) Mobile App
8 34 (4.19%) Driving Licence
8 34 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
9 32 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (2.71%) Private Cloud
11 16 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
12 15 (1.85%) Clustering
12 15 (1.85%) CMDB
13 14 (1.72%) Graphic Design
14 13 (1.60%) NHS
15 12 (1.48%) Management Information System
16 10 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 10 (1.23%) Replication
17 7 (0.86%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 185 (22.78%) Windows
2 90 (11.08%) Windows Server
3 57 (7.02%) Linux
4 44 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (4.56%) Windows 10
7 17 (2.09%) Android
8 15 (1.85%) Mac OS X
9 12 (1.48%) Apple iOS
9 12 (1.48%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.35%) Unix
11 8 (0.99%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.62%) CentOS
13 4 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.25%) VMS
16 1 (0.12%) DC/OS
16 1 (0.12%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (16.38%) Presales
3 127 (15.64%) MVC
4 121 (14.90%) Service Delivery
5 110 (13.55%) Software Engineering
6 100 (12.32%) Business Intelligence
7 99 (12.19%) DevOps
8 97 (11.95%) Analytics
9 88 (10.84%) Scrum
10 84 (10.34%) ITIL
11 77 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
12 72 (8.87%) Migration
13 67 (8.25%) Project Management
14 66 (8.13%) Microservices
15 65 (8.00%) TDD
16 61 (7.51%) Web Development
17 59 (7.27%) CRM
18 58 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
19 53 (6.53%) Test Automation
20 51 (6.28%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 296 (36.45%) C#
2 282 (34.73%) SQL
3 178 (21.92%) JavaScript
4 88 (10.84%) T-SQL
5 84 (10.34%) Java
6 80 (9.85%) PowerShell
7 60 (7.39%) Python
8 30 (3.69%) Go
9 28 (3.45%) PHP
10 21 (2.59%) Ruby
11 19 (2.34%) Java 8
12 17 (2.09%) U-SQL
13 15 (1.85%) Scala
14 13 (1.60%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.60%) Perl
14 13 (1.60%) PHP 5
15 11 (1.35%) C
16 8 (0.99%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.74%) VBA
18 5 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 90 (11.08%) Degree
2 59 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 58 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (6.16%) MCSE
5 40 (4.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 36 (4.43%) MCP
7 34 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (3.82%) CCNP
9 24 (2.96%) MCSA
10 23 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (2.71%) SC Cleared
12 13 (1.60%) CCNA
12 13 (1.60%) CISSP
13 12 (1.48%) Master's Degree
14 11 (1.35%) CISM
15 9 (1.11%) MCITP
16 6 (0.74%) ISEB
16 6 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 5 (0.62%) PMI Certification
17 5 (0.62%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (2.59%) SLA
3 17 (2.09%) GDPR
4 15 (1.85%) QA
5 8 (0.99%) GCP
5 8 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.49%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 163 (20.07%) Active Directory
2 104 (12.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (8.99%) Docker
4 70 (8.62%) Hyper-V
5 57 (7.02%) Virtual Machines
6 32 (3.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (2.96%) XenApp
8 23 (2.83%) XenDesktop
9 18 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
10 17 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (1.60%) HDFS
12 6 (0.74%) vSphere
13 5 (0.62%) Squid
13 5 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.49%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.37%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 2 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 45 (5.54%) SCVMM
2 39 (4.80%) Ansible
2 39 (4.80%) Kubernetes
3 38 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (4.68%) Puppet
4 36 (4.43%) SCCM
5 29 (3.57%) Terraform
6 26 (3.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 23 (2.83%) SCOrch
8 22 (2.71%) Docker Swarm
9 20 (2.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 18 (2.22%) QRadar
10 18 (2.22%) SCDPM
10 18 (2.22%) SCSM
10 18 (2.22%) WhatsUp Gold
11 13 (1.60%) Salt
12 11 (1.35%) Grafana
12 11 (1.35%) Nagios
13 10 (1.23%) Graphite
13 10 (1.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 468 (57.64%) Microsoft
2 140 (17.24%) VMware
3 88 (10.84%) Citrix
4 72 (8.87%) Xamarin
5 50 (6.16%) Cisco
6 41 (5.05%) Oracle
7 37 (4.56%) Google
7 37 (4.56%) HP
8 36 (4.43%) Tableau
9 30 (3.69%) IBM
10 29 (3.57%) F5
11 26 (3.20%) SolarWinds
12 25 (3.08%) BMC
12 25 (3.08%) Meraki
13 18 (2.22%) Tripwire
14 13 (1.60%) Fortinet
14 13 (1.60%) SAP
15 12 (1.48%) CheckPoint
15 12 (1.48%) Dell
15 12 (1.48%) Remedy