Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 15 31
Rank change year-on-year +7 +16 +40
Permanent jobs citing Azure 17,421 15,839 11,518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.02% 11.25% 7.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.59% 42.91% 34.02%
Number of salaries quoted 14,513 12,992 9,906
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.52% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +2.94%

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 39,068 36,910 33,852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 33.69% 26.21% 20.78%
Number of salaries quoted 31,953 29,673 28,324
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +0.28%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,150 £28,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £82,375
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year - +7.84% +2.00%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in England

Azure
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Azure in England.

Salary trend for Azure in England

Azure
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in England over the 6 months to 18 January 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 18 January 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 +7 7,917 £67,500 - 1,227
South East +9 3,235 £55,000 +4.76% 640
North of England +6 2,407 £50,000 - 713
Midlands +9 1,734 £50,000 - 434
North West +7 1,295 £50,000 -9.09% 434
South West +9 1,104 £45,000 -5.26% 276
West Midlands +7 1,093 £50,000 -4.76% 274
East of England +13 965 £50,500 -3.81% 223
Yorkshire +3 947 £47,500 +2.15% 221
East Midlands +10 636 £45,905 -3.36% 159
North East +4 167 £41,852 -4.34% 58
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 7,376 (42.34%) AWS
2 6,917 (39.70%) Microsoft
3 6,240 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
4 5,694 (32.68%) C#
5 5,392 (30.95%) .NET
6 4,782 (27.45%) SQL
7 4,747 (27.25%) DevOps
8 4,205 (24.14%) Windows
9 4,042 (23.20%) SQL Server
10 3,589 (20.60%) JavaScript
11 3,429 (19.68%) Office 365
12 3,081 (17.69%) Finance
13 2,780 (15.96%) Active Directory
14 2,321 (13.32%) ASP.NET
15 2,320 (13.32%) MVC
16 2,304 (13.23%) Python
17 2,276 (13.06%) VMware
18 2,272 (13.04%) Docker
19 2,239 (12.85%) GCP
20 2,208 (12.67%) AngularJS
21 2,097 (12.04%) PowerShell
22 2,014 (11.56%) Microservices
23 1,992 (11.43%) Linux
24 1,991 (11.43%) Java
25 1,983 (11.38%) Windows Server
26 1,948 (11.18%) Scrum
27 1,896 (10.88%) Kubernetes
28 1,855 (10.65%) TDD
29 1,844 (10.58%) .NET Core
30 1,829 (10.50%) Software Engineering

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 1,041 (5.98%) SharePoint
2 660 (3.79%) MS Exchange
3 572 (3.28%) IIS
4 463 (2.66%) Apache Spark
5 428 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
6 362 (2.08%) Confluence
7 309 (1.77%) Skype for Business
8 268 (1.54%) CMS
9 254 (1.46%) Apache
10 215 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
11 198 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
12 140 (0.80%) OpenStack
13 123 (0.71%) Tomcat
14 102 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
15 92 (0.53%) nginx
16 88 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
17 80 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
17 80 (0.46%) Umbraco
18 77 (0.44%) WebSphere
19 69 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 611 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 185 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 85 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 50 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (0.18%) Chatbot
6 30 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 13 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.063%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.046%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.023%) Adobe XD
11 4 (0.023%) Camtasia
11 4 (0.023%) InVision
11 4 (0.023%) S-PLUS
12 3 (0.017%) HipChat
13 2 (0.011%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.011%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.011%) Sketch
13 2 (0.011%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 363 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 93 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 54 (0.31%) FINCAD Analytics
4 49 (0.28%) Magento
5 32 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
6 28 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 26 (0.15%) WebTrends
8 22 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 19 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
10 18 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
11 16 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
12 13 (0.075%) Distributed Ledger
12 13 (0.075%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 12 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
13 12 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
14 11 (0.063%) Endur
14 11 (0.063%) HFM
14 11 (0.063%) SAP ERP
15 10 (0.057%) assyst
15 10 (0.057%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 7,376 (42.34%) AWS
2 3,429 (19.68%) Office 365
3 2,239 (12.85%) GCP
4 1,250 (7.18%) PaaS
5 1,121 (6.43%) SaaS
6 1,032 (5.92%) IaaS
7 985 (5.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 980 (5.63%) Power Platform
9 607 (3.48%) Serverless
10 480 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
11 372 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
12 344 (1.97%) GitHub
13 336 (1.93%) Azure Data Factory
14 276 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
15 216 (1.24%) Azure Functions
16 210 (1.21%) OneDrive
17 197 (1.13%) OpenShift
18 196 (1.13%) Amazon S3
19 166 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
20 164 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,490 (8.55%) Firewall
2 913 (5.24%) DNS
3 663 (3.81%) DHCP
4 629 (3.61%) WAN
5 563 (3.23%) LAN
6 549 (3.15%) VPN
7 543 (3.12%) TCP/IP
8 487 (2.80%) SAN
9 383 (2.20%) Skype
10 376 (2.16%) Internet
11 338 (1.94%) Network Security
12 266 (1.53%) VoIP
13 250 (1.44%) Wireless
14 239 (1.37%) VLAN
15 182 (1.04%) MPLS
16 166 (0.95%) NetScaler
17 157 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
18 148 (0.85%) HTTP
18 148 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
19 144 (0.83%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,042 (23.20%) SQL Server
2 1,002 (5.75%) NoSQL
3 989 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
4 881 (5.06%) Power BI
5 829 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 782 (4.49%) Big Data
7 702 (4.03%) Azure SQL Database
8 652 (3.74%) MongoDB
9 646 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 555 (3.19%) Relational Database
11 527 (3.03%) Hadoop
12 525 (3.01%) MySQL
13 466 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 420 (2.41%) Data Lake
15 408 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
16 284 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
17 264 (1.52%) Redis
18 262 (1.50%) Cosmos DB
19 249 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
20 238 (1.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,777 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 1,115 (6.40%) Jenkins
3 768 (4.41%) JIRA
4 642 (3.69%) Visual Studio
5 553 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 539 (3.09%) TeamCity
7 525 (3.01%) Selenium
7 525 (3.01%) Visual Studio Team System
8 511 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 351 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 279 (1.60%) NUnit
11 217 (1.25%) SpecFlow
12 210 (1.21%) Bitbucket
13 201 (1.15%) Maven
14 186 (1.07%) Subversion
15 163 (0.94%) Cucumber
15 163 (0.94%) GitLab
16 134 (0.77%) Artifactory
17 118 (0.68%) WebDriver
18 104 (0.60%) JMeter
General
1 3,081 (17.69%) Finance
2 821 (4.71%) Retail
3 684 (3.93%) Banking
4 561 (3.22%) Public Sector
5 497 (2.85%) Marketing
6 362 (2.08%) Front Office
7 268 (1.54%) Games
8 267 (1.53%) Legal
9 256 (1.47%) Telecoms
10 253 (1.45%) Law
11 177 (1.02%) Advertising
12 175 (1.00%) Manufacturing
13 160 (0.92%) Automotive
14 155 (0.89%) Investment Banking
15 76 (0.44%) Billing
16 73 (0.42%) Electronics
17 58 (0.33%) Local Government
18 55 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
19 54 (0.31%) Back Office
20 49 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5,159 (29.61%) Developer
2 2,141 (12.29%) Architect
3 2,096 (12.03%) .NET Developer
4 1,482 (8.51%) C# Developer
5 1,193 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,114 (6.39%) Senior Developer
7 1,012 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 983 (5.64%) Consultant
9 869 (4.99%) C# .NET Developer
10 836 (4.80%) Azure Engineer
11 817 (4.69%) Analyst
12 798 (4.58%) Software Developer
13 747 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
14 723 (4.15%) Software Engineer
15 699 (4.01%) Cloud Engineer
16 540 (3.10%) Support Engineer
17 520 (2.98%) Azure Developer
18 490 (2.81%) Full Stack Developer
19 467 (2.68%) Cloud Architect
20 459 (2.63%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,392 (30.95%) .NET
2 2,321 (13.32%) ASP.NET
3 2,208 (12.67%) AngularJS
4 1,844 (10.58%) .NET Core
5 1,796 (10.31%) HTML
6 1,770 (10.16%) CSS
7 1,447 (8.31%) React
8 1,408 (8.08%) Web Services
9 1,351 (7.76%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,338 (7.68%) .NET Framework
11 1,312 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1,123 (6.45%) Node.js
13 922 (5.29%) REST
14 824 (4.73%) RESTful
15 775 (4.45%) Entity Framework
16 617 (3.54%) jQuery
17 535 (3.07%) Vue.js
18 492 (2.82%) HTML5
19 458 (2.63%) JSON
20 374 (2.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,053 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1,016 (5.83%) Data Centre
3 923 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
4 912 (5.24%) Public Cloud
5 471 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
6 465 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 427 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
8 425 (2.44%) User Experience
9 421 (2.42%) Cloud Native
10 415 (2.38%) Management Information System
11 309 (1.77%) Mobile App
12 299 (1.72%) Private Cloud
13 293 (1.68%) Hedge funds
14 232 (1.33%) Fixed Income
15 227 (1.30%) Derivative
16 223 (1.28%) Equities
17 205 (1.18%) Algorithms
18 203 (1.17%) Blog
19 197 (1.13%) Clustering
20 173 (0.99%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4,205 (24.14%) Windows
2 1,992 (11.43%) Linux
3 1,983 (11.38%) Windows Server
4 899 (5.16%) Windows 10
5 694 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 501 (2.88%) Unix
7 390 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 276 (1.58%) Windows 7
9 206 (1.18%) Android
10 171 (0.98%) Apple iOS
11 147 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 141 (0.81%) CentOS
13 117 (0.67%) Windows 8
14 97 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
15 88 (0.51%) VMS
16 86 (0.49%) Ubuntu
17 82 (0.47%) Mac OS
18 68 (0.39%) Mac OS X
19 49 (0.28%) Solaris
20 35 (0.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,240 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
2 4,747 (27.25%) DevOps
3 2,320 (13.32%) MVC
4 2,014 (11.56%) Microservices
5 1,948 (11.18%) Scrum
6 1,855 (10.65%) TDD
7 1,829 (10.50%) Software Engineering
8 1,799 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
9 1,522 (8.74%) Migration
10 1,412 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
11 1,397 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
12 1,370 (7.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 1,357 (7.79%) Test Automation
14 1,348 (7.74%) ITIL
15 1,314 (7.54%) Analytics
16 1,295 (7.43%) Mentoring
17 925 (5.31%) BDD
18 895 (5.14%) SDLC
19 846 (4.86%) ETL
20 823 (4.72%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5,694 (32.68%) C#
2 4,782 (27.45%) SQL
3 3,589 (20.60%) JavaScript
4 2,304 (13.23%) Python
5 2,097 (12.04%) PowerShell
6 1,991 (11.43%) Java
7 796 (4.57%) T-SQL
8 762 (4.37%) TypeScript
9 699 (4.01%) Bash Shell
10 506 (2.90%) Ruby
11 378 (2.17%) C++
12 327 (1.88%) Go
13 307 (1.76%) PHP
14 268 (1.54%) C
15 267 (1.53%) Scala
16 234 (1.34%) R
17 175 (1.00%) VB.NET
18 161 (0.92%) PL/SQL
19 153 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 151 (0.87%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,425 (8.18%) Degree
2 850 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 553 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
4 469 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 463 (2.66%) MCSE
6 382 (2.19%) Security Cleared
7 364 (2.09%) CCNA
8 349 (2.00%) MCSA
9 278 (1.60%) CCNP
10 235 (1.35%) SC Cleared
11 204 (1.17%) CISSP
12 149 (0.86%) MCP
13 145 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 108 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
15 106 (0.61%) CISM
16 102 (0.59%) AWS Certification
17 82 (0.47%) PhD
18 73 (0.42%) MCITP
19 70 (0.40%) ISTQB
20 67 (0.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 628 (3.60%) QA
2 551 (3.16%) SLA
3 328 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 208 (1.19%) GDPR
5 170 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 169 (0.97%) Data Quality
7 97 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
8 87 (0.50%) NIST
9 43 (0.25%) COBIT
10 33 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 28 (0.16%) PMO
12 26 (0.15%) NCSC
13 25 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 19 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 19 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 9 (0.052%) GAMP
15 9 (0.052%) ISO 31000
15 9 (0.052%) JSP 440
15 9 (0.052%) PMBOK
16 8 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2,780 (15.96%) Active Directory
2 2,272 (13.04%) Docker
3 1,385 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,099 (6.31%) Hyper-V
5 292 (1.68%) vSphere
6 285 (1.64%) XenApp
7 211 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
8 203 (1.17%) XenDesktop
9 168 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
10 110 (0.63%) Firmware
11 92 (0.53%) HDFS
12 83 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
13 59 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
14 58 (0.33%) vCloud
14 58 (0.33%) VirtualBox
15 56 (0.32%) VMware NSX
16 48 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 45 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
18 32 (0.18%) Terminal Services
19 31 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,896 (10.88%) Kubernetes
2 1,291 (7.41%) Terraform
3 1,173 (6.73%) Ansible
4 866 (4.97%) Puppet
5 762 (4.37%) SCCM
6 657 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
7 541 (3.11%) Microsoft Intune
8 192 (1.10%) SCOM
9 179 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
10 178 (1.02%) Grafana
11 169 (0.97%) WSUS
12 143 (0.82%) Nagios
13 139 (0.80%) Packer
14 107 (0.61%) Prometheus
15 103 (0.59%) Consul
16 99 (0.57%) Kibana
17 91 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
18 85 (0.49%) Salt
19 79 (0.45%) ZABBIX
20 78 (0.45%) Graphite
Vendors
1 6,917 (39.70%) Microsoft
2 2,276 (13.06%) VMware
3 1,398 (8.02%) Google
4 1,166 (6.69%) Cisco
5 840 (4.82%) Citrix
6 789 (4.53%) Oracle
7 320 (1.84%) Tableau
8 296 (1.70%) HP
9 291 (1.67%) IBM
10 258 (1.48%) Meraki
11 253 (1.45%) Veeam
12 241 (1.38%) SAP
13 240 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
14 226 (1.30%) CheckPoint
15 221 (1.27%) Dell
16 214 (1.23%) Splunk
17 210 (1.21%) NetApp
18 208 (1.19%) Databricks
19 201 (1.15%) ServiceNow
20 196 (1.13%) Palo Alto