Period
to 4 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > England
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 8 16
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 +16
Permanent jobs citing Azure 10,803 18,313 16,237
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 20.90% 14.60% 10.77%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.36% 44.20% 41.87%
Number of salaries quoted 11,007 16,639 14,423
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +7.48%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,500 £34,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 21,451 41,434 38,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.50% 33.03% 25.73%
Number of salaries quoted 18,379 34,139 31,396
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +7.84%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in England

Azure
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure in England.

Salary trend for Azure in England

Azure
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in England over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Azure in England

Azure
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the England region over the 6 months to 4 December 2020. 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
London +3 4,551 £70,000 +3.70% 797
South East +6 2,103 £55,000 +4.76% 439
North of England +3 1,695 £50,000 +4.71% 584
Midlands +3 1,081 £50,000 - 341
North West +4 854 £52,500 +5.00% 328
South West +8 803 £47,500 +2.15% 222
West Midlands +2 725 £50,000 - 206
Yorkshire +5 685 £47,500 - 182
East of England +1 410 £47,500 -5.00% 166
East Midlands +3 356 £50,000 +11.11% 131
North East 0 156 £47,500 +11.76% 74
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, IT jobs citing 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 England region with a requirement for Azure.

1 4,142 (38.34%) AWS
2 3,927 (36.35%) Microsoft
3 3,875 (35.87%) Agile Software Development
4 3,851 (35.65%) DevOps
5 3,215 (29.76%) .NET
6 3,192 (29.55%) C#
7 3,157 (29.22%) SQL
8 2,365 (21.89%) JavaScript
9 2,217 (20.52%) Windows
10 2,165 (20.04%) SQL Server
11 1,872 (17.33%) Finance
12 1,870 (17.31%) Python
13 1,752 (16.22%) Office 365
14 1,679 (15.54%) GCP
15 1,596 (14.77%) Active Directory
16 1,575 (14.58%) Kubernetes
17 1,559 (14.43%) Docker
18 1,546 (14.31%) Microservices
19 1,528 (14.14%) .NET Core
20 1,340 (12.40%) AngularJS
21 1,332 (12.33%) PowerShell
22 1,317 (12.19%) Java
23 1,310 (12.13%) VMware
24 1,275 (11.80%) Software Engineering
25 1,263 (11.69%) Terraform
26 1,218 (11.27%) Scrum
27 1,153 (10.67%) CSS
28 1,150 (10.65%) HTML
29 1,127 (10.43%) Git (software)
30 1,098 (10.16%) React

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 710 (6.57%) SharePoint
2 301 (2.79%) MS Exchange
3 262 (2.43%) IIS
4 259 (2.40%) Apache Spark
5 233 (2.16%) Apache
6 206 (1.91%) Confluence
7 205 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
8 190 (1.76%) CMS
9 136 (1.26%) Skype for Business
10 125 (1.16%) NServiceBus
11 84 (0.78%) SAS
12 81 (0.75%) Umbraco
13 69 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
14 60 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
15 58 (0.54%) Tomcat
16 54 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
17 52 (0.48%) WordPress
18 50 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
18 50 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
19 42 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 265 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 144 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 14 (0.13%) InVision
7 14 (0.13%) Sketch
8 12 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.037%) Figma
10 4 (0.037%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.028%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.009%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.009%) Marvel
12 1 (0.009%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.009%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 211 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.29%) R3 Corda
2 31 (0.29%) Sentinel
3 20 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
3 20 (0.19%) Magento
3 20 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 15 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 14 (0.13%) Actimize
6 13 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 12 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 11 (0.10%) Shopify
9 9 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
9 9 (0.083%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.065%) Eikon
11 6 (0.056%) Maximo
11 6 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (0.056%) Workfront
12 4 (0.037%) Dynamics GP
12 4 (0.037%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 4,142 (38.34%) AWS
2 1,752 (16.22%) Office 365
3 1,679 (15.54%) GCP
4 894 (8.28%) PaaS
5 801 (7.41%) IaaS
6 778 (7.20%) Power Platform
7 775 (7.17%) SaaS
8 695 (6.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 549 (5.08%) Serverless
10 321 (2.97%) Azure Data Factory
11 296 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
12 264 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
13 231 (2.14%) Azure Functions
14 215 (1.99%) GitHub
15 188 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
16 159 (1.47%) OneDrive
17 151 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
18 150 (1.39%) PowerApps
19 140 (1.30%) OpenShift
20 128 (1.18%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 800 (7.41%) Firewall
2 524 (4.85%) DNS
3 401 (3.71%) WAN
4 348 (3.22%) LAN
5 330 (3.05%) VPN
6 311 (2.88%) DHCP
7 307 (2.84%) Skype
8 275 (2.55%) SAN
9 274 (2.54%) TCP/IP
10 223 (2.06%) HTTP
11 211 (1.95%) Network Security
12 184 (1.70%) Internet
13 148 (1.37%) Wireless
14 138 (1.28%) VoIP
15 135 (1.25%) VLAN
16 134 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
17 102 (0.94%) Unified Communications
18 89 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
18 89 (0.82%) NetScaler
19 85 (0.79%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,165 (20.04%) SQL Server
2 671 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
3 644 (5.96%) NoSQL
4 572 (5.29%) Power BI
5 513 (4.75%) Azure SQL Database
6 477 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 461 (4.27%) Big Data
8 416 (3.85%) Data Lake
9 358 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 356 (3.30%) MongoDB
11 350 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
12 326 (3.02%) MySQL
13 272 (2.52%) Relational Database
14 249 (2.30%) Hadoop
15 215 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 199 (1.84%) Cosmos DB
17 198 (1.83%) Amazon Redshift
18 162 (1.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 159 (1.47%) Redis
20 137 (1.27%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1,127 (10.43%) Git (software)
2 786 (7.28%) Jenkins
3 392 (3.63%) JIRA
4 340 (3.15%) Octopus Deploy
5 324 (3.00%) Visual Studio
6 316 (2.93%) TeamCity
7 308 (2.85%) Selenium
8 282 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 180 (1.67%) GitLab
10 168 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
11 146 (1.35%) Artifactory
12 141 (1.31%) Bitbucket
13 125 (1.16%) NUnit
14 110 (1.02%) SpecFlow
15 106 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 87 (0.81%) Maven
16 87 (0.81%) Postman
17 83 (0.77%) Subversion
18 78 (0.72%) Cucumber
19 75 (0.69%) Cypress.io
General
1 1,872 (17.33%) Finance
2 496 (4.59%) Banking
3 362 (3.35%) Public Sector
4 233 (2.16%) Retail
5 222 (2.05%) Law
6 213 (1.97%) Marketing
7 188 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 184 (1.70%) Front Office
9 161 (1.49%) Games
10 135 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 104 (0.96%) Advertising
12 97 (0.90%) Legal
13 94 (0.87%) Back Office
14 89 (0.82%) Publishing
15 62 (0.57%) Electronics
16 52 (0.48%) Investment Banking
17 41 (0.38%) Automotive
18 38 (0.35%) Local Government
19 36 (0.33%) Private Banking
20 30 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3,256 (30.14%) Developer
2 1,111 (10.28%) Architect
3 1,092 (10.11%) .NET Developer
4 928 (8.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 829 (7.67%) Azure Engineer
6 705 (6.53%) C# Developer
7 703 (6.51%) Senior Developer
8 593 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 541 (5.01%) Analyst
10 507 (4.69%) Software Developer
11 474 (4.39%) Software Engineer
12 449 (4.16%) C# .NET Developer
13 434 (4.02%) Cloud Engineer
14 432 (4.00%) Data Engineer
15 421 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
16 417 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
17 414 (3.83%) Consultant
18 348 (3.22%) Azure Developer
19 300 (2.78%) Cloud Architect
20 299 (2.77%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,215 (29.76%) .NET
2 1,528 (14.14%) .NET Core
3 1,340 (12.40%) AngularJS
4 1,153 (10.67%) CSS
5 1,150 (10.65%) HTML
6 1,098 (10.16%) React
7 1,080 (10.00%) ASP.NET
8 900 (8.33%) Web Services
9 794 (7.35%) .NET Framework
10 603 (5.58%) ASP.NET Web API
11 584 (5.41%) REST
12 556 (5.15%) Node.js
13 486 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC
14 456 (4.22%) Vue.js
15 450 (4.17%) RESTful
16 422 (3.91%) HTML5
17 420 (3.89%) jQuery
18 389 (3.60%) Entity Framework
19 328 (3.04%) ASP.NET Core
20 288 (2.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 593 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 575 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
3 503 (4.66%) Public Cloud
4 346 (3.20%) Data Centre
5 329 (3.05%) Cloud Native
6 269 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 261 (2.42%) User Experience
8 228 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
9 220 (2.04%) Mobile App
9 220 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
10 196 (1.81%) Hedge funds
11 163 (1.51%) Fixed Income
12 152 (1.41%) Derivative
12 152 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
13 145 (1.34%) Private Cloud
14 124 (1.15%) Algorithms
15 123 (1.14%) Blog
16 119 (1.10%) Equities
17 109 (1.01%) Data Structures
18 89 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2,217 (20.52%) Windows
2 1,092 (10.11%) Windows Server
3 995 (9.21%) Linux
4 360 (3.33%) Windows 10
5 306 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 269 (2.49%) Windows Server 2016
7 207 (1.92%) Unix
8 167 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 158 (1.46%) Windows Server 2019
10 121 (1.12%) Android
11 99 (0.92%) Apple iOS
12 93 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 92 (0.85%) CentOS
13 92 (0.85%) Windows 7
14 47 (0.44%) Mac OS X
15 45 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 34 (0.31%) VMS
17 28 (0.26%) Windows 8
18 23 (0.21%) Mac OS
19 22 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,875 (35.87%) Agile Software Development
2 3,851 (35.65%) DevOps
3 1,546 (14.31%) Microservices
4 1,275 (11.80%) Software Engineering
5 1,218 (11.27%) Scrum
6 1,061 (9.82%) Analytics
7 985 (9.12%) TDD
8 979 (9.06%) MVC
9 888 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
10 879 (8.14%) Migration
11 858 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
12 850 (7.87%) Test Automation
13 813 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
14 770 (7.13%) Mentoring
15 754 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 642 (5.94%) Fintech
17 568 (5.26%) ITIL
18 560 (5.18%) Infrastructure as Code
19 519 (4.80%) SDLC
20 508 (4.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3,192 (29.55%) C#
2 3,157 (29.22%) SQL
3 2,365 (21.89%) JavaScript
4 1,870 (17.31%) Python
5 1,332 (12.33%) PowerShell
6 1,317 (12.19%) Java
7 576 (5.33%) TypeScript
8 490 (4.54%) T-SQL
9 319 (2.95%) Bash Shell
10 298 (2.76%) Go
11 289 (2.68%) R
12 243 (2.25%) PHP
13 224 (2.07%) C++
14 199 (1.84%) Ruby
15 183 (1.69%) Scala
16 159 (1.47%) C
17 128 (1.18%) Shell Script
18 108 (1.00%) Kotlin
19 105 (0.97%) PL/SQL
20 94 (0.87%) Perl
Qualifications
1 803 (7.43%) Degree
2 442 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 340 (3.15%) Security Cleared
4 290 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
5 253 (2.34%) SC Cleared
6 236 (2.18%) MCSE
7 198 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
8 196 (1.81%) CCNA
9 172 (1.59%) CISSP
10 122 (1.13%) CISM
10 122 (1.13%) MCSA
11 83 (0.77%) CCNP
12 69 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 65 (0.60%) AWS Certification
14 64 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
15 61 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
16 53 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
16 53 (0.49%) PhD
17 47 (0.44%) DV Cleared
18 44 (0.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 375 (3.47%) QA
2 259 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 254 (2.35%) SLA
4 212 (1.96%) GDPR
5 137 (1.27%) NIST
6 75 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 68 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 35 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
9 23 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 22 (0.20%) PMO
11 19 (0.18%) NCSC
12 18 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 16 (0.15%) HIPAA
14 15 (0.14%) COBIT
14 15 (0.14%) NIST 800
15 12 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 10 (0.093%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 10 (0.093%) ITGC
17 9 (0.083%) FATCA
18 8 (0.074%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,596 (14.77%) Active Directory
2 1,559 (14.43%) Docker
3 784 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 514 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 160 (1.48%) vSphere
6 102 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 96 (0.89%) XenApp
8 90 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 64 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
10 62 (0.57%) XenDesktop
11 48 (0.44%) HDFS
12 45 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
13 28 (0.26%) Firmware
14 19 (0.18%) BitLocker
15 18 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 18 (0.17%) VMware Server
16 17 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 16 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
17 16 (0.15%) ISA Server
17 16 (0.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,575 (14.58%) Kubernetes
2 1,263 (11.69%) Terraform
3 821 (7.60%) Ansible
4 493 (4.56%) Puppet
5 402 (3.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 363 (3.36%) SCCM
7 354 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
8 123 (1.14%) Grafana
9 107 (0.99%) Prometheus
10 81 (0.75%) Nagios
11 79 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
12 65 (0.60%) WSUS
13 55 (0.51%) SCOM
14 46 (0.43%) Packer
15 45 (0.42%) SCVMM
16 41 (0.38%) Kibana
16 41 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
17 38 (0.35%) Backup Exec
17 38 (0.35%) vCenter Server
18 33 (0.31%) Istio
Vendors
1 3,927 (36.35%) Microsoft
2 1,310 (12.13%) VMware
3 740 (6.85%) Google
4 620 (5.74%) Cisco
5 570 (5.28%) Oracle
6 403 (3.73%) Citrix
7 315 (2.92%) Databricks
8 181 (1.68%) Red Hat
9 180 (1.67%) Veeam
10 162 (1.50%) SAP
11 150 (1.39%) HP
12 136 (1.26%) IBM
13 131 (1.21%) Dell
14 119 (1.10%) CheckPoint
15 117 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
16 108 (1.00%) Meraki
17 103 (0.95%) SolarWinds
18 100 (0.93%) Splunk
19 99 (0.92%) Sophos
19 99 (0.92%) Talend