Period
to 13 July 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 13 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > England
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 11 19
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 +29
Permanent jobs citing Azure 12,303 17,863 15,354
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 17.53% 13.12% 9.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.49% 43.80% 38.09%
Number of salaries quoted 11,249 15,768 13,703
Median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%

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 25,373 40,783 40,305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 36.15% 29.96% 24.17%
Number of salaries quoted 20,888 33,367 33,007
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 13 July 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 13 July 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 +5 5,666 £70,000 +3.70% 438
South East +7 2,301 £55,000 +4.76% 281
North of England +2 1,739 £50,000 +5.26% 311
Midlands +6 1,146 £50,000 - 187
North West +7 960 £52,500 +5.00% 181
West Midlands +3 803 £50,000 -4.76% 120
South West +9 735 £47,500 +5.56% 118
East of England +7 668 £50,000 - 103
Yorkshire +3 653 £47,500 - 93
East Midlands +8 336 £47,500 +5.56% 66
North East +1 126 £43,000 +1.18% 37
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 13 July 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 5,101 (41.46%) AWS
2 4,709 (38.28%) Microsoft
3 4,622 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3,942 (32.04%) .NET
5 3,879 (31.53%) C#
6 3,822 (31.07%) DevOps
7 3,443 (27.99%) SQL
8 3,041 (24.72%) SQL Server
9 2,777 (22.57%) Windows
10 2,728 (22.17%) JavaScript
11 2,473 (20.10%) Finance
12 2,156 (17.52%) Office 365
13 2,061 (16.75%) Python
14 1,856 (15.09%) Active Directory
15 1,806 (14.68%) AngularJS
16 1,791 (14.56%) .NET Core
17 1,763 (14.33%) Microservices
18 1,706 (13.87%) Docker
19 1,690 (13.74%) GCP
20 1,613 (13.11%) VMware
21 1,598 (12.99%) Scrum
22 1,596 (12.97%) Kubernetes
23 1,593 (12.95%) ASP.NET
24 1,556 (12.65%) PowerShell
25 1,514 (12.31%) MVC
26 1,427 (11.60%) Java
27 1,426 (11.59%) Windows Server
28 1,425 (11.58%) React
29 1,423 (11.57%) TDD
30 1,376 (11.18%) 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
1 697 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 466 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
3 387 (3.15%) MS Exchange
4 357 (2.90%) IIS
5 307 (2.50%) Apache Spark
6 247 (2.01%) Confluence
7 235 (1.91%) Apache
8 176 (1.43%) CMS
9 160 (1.30%) Skype for Business
10 153 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
10 153 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
11 81 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
12 76 (0.62%) Umbraco
13 72 (0.59%) Tomcat
14 71 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
15 64 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
16 59 (0.48%) OpenStack
17 49 (0.40%) SAS
18 48 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
19 42 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 357 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
2 180 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 7 (0.057%) Gliffy
8 6 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.041%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.024%) FileZilla
10 3 (0.024%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.016%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.008%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.008%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.008%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.008%) Sketch
12 1 (0.008%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.008%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 260 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 71 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.28%) R3 Corda
4 29 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
5 19 (0.15%) Magento
6 17 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 17 (0.14%) Sentinel
7 16 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 11 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 8 (0.065%) SDL Web 8
10 7 (0.057%) Elite 3E
10 7 (0.057%) Shopify
11 6 (0.049%) Carpe Diem
11 6 (0.049%) Eikon
11 6 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.049%) Payment Gateway
12 5 (0.041%) Markit EDM
12 5 (0.041%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (0.041%) thinkFolio
13 4 (0.033%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5,101 (41.46%) AWS
2 2,156 (17.52%) Office 365
3 1,690 (13.74%) GCP
4 1,050 (8.53%) SaaS
5 1,049 (8.53%) PaaS
6 918 (7.46%) Power Platform
7 871 (7.08%) IaaS
8 683 (5.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 523 (4.25%) Serverless
10 323 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
11 317 (2.58%) Azure Data Factory
12 300 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
13 212 (1.72%) GitHub
14 206 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
15 201 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
16 175 (1.42%) OpenShift
17 167 (1.36%) Azure Functions
18 153 (1.24%) Amazon ECS
19 138 (1.12%) PowerApps
20 135 (1.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 977 (7.94%) Firewall
2 564 (4.58%) DNS
3 411 (3.34%) WAN
4 405 (3.29%) DHCP
5 386 (3.14%) VPN
6 369 (3.00%) LAN
7 327 (2.66%) TCP/IP
8 300 (2.44%) SAN
9 267 (2.17%) Skype
10 260 (2.11%) Internet
11 256 (2.08%) Network Security
12 160 (1.30%) Wireless
13 156 (1.27%) VoIP
14 118 (0.96%) VLAN
15 115 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
16 111 (0.90%) NetScaler
17 110 (0.89%) HTTP
18 104 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
19 90 (0.73%) MPLS
20 64 (0.52%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,041 (24.72%) SQL Server
2 812 (6.60%) Power BI
3 747 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
4 700 (5.69%) NoSQL
5 651 (5.29%) MongoDB
6 635 (5.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 543 (4.41%) Azure SQL Database
8 521 (4.23%) Big Data
9 479 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 473 (3.84%) MySQL
11 430 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 418 (3.40%) Data Lake
13 316 (2.57%) Hadoop
14 304 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
14 304 (2.47%) Relational Database
15 301 (2.45%) SQL Server 2019
16 212 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
17 203 (1.65%) Cosmos DB
18 189 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
19 179 (1.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,256 (10.21%) Git (software)
2 827 (6.72%) Jenkins
3 519 (4.22%) JIRA
4 430 (3.50%) Visual Studio
5 385 (3.13%) TeamCity
6 366 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
7 346 (2.81%) Selenium
8 259 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 245 (1.99%) SpecFlow
10 193 (1.57%) GitLab
11 192 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
12 183 (1.49%) NUnit
13 179 (1.45%) Bitbucket
14 163 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 127 (1.03%) Artifactory
16 122 (0.99%) Cucumber
17 108 (0.88%) Maven
18 91 (0.74%) JMeter
19 87 (0.71%) webpack
20 79 (0.64%) Cypress.io
General
1 2,473 (20.10%) Finance
2 555 (4.51%) Banking
3 497 (4.04%) Retail
4 276 (2.24%) Public Sector
5 268 (2.18%) Front Office
6 266 (2.16%) Games
7 260 (2.11%) Marketing
8 230 (1.87%) Law
9 195 (1.58%) Legal
10 134 (1.09%) Telecoms
11 128 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 117 (0.95%) Manufacturing
13 116 (0.94%) Advertising
14 107 (0.87%) Back Office
15 66 (0.54%) Local Government
16 56 (0.46%) Financial Institution
17 45 (0.37%) Automotive
18 43 (0.35%) Publishing
19 39 (0.32%) Aerospace
20 37 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,895 (31.66%) Developer
2 1,617 (13.14%) .NET Developer
3 1,312 (10.66%) Architect
4 971 (7.89%) C# Developer
5 888 (7.22%) DevOps Engineer
6 776 (6.31%) Senior Developer
7 751 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 663 (5.39%) Azure Engineer
9 636 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
10 617 (5.02%) Consultant
11 585 (4.75%) Analyst
12 555 (4.51%) Software Developer
13 528 (4.29%) Cloud Engineer
14 506 (4.11%) Software Engineer
15 485 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
16 417 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
17 412 (3.35%) Data Engineer
18 383 (3.11%) Azure Developer
19 357 (2.90%) Cloud Architect
20 310 (2.52%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,942 (32.04%) .NET
2 1,806 (14.68%) AngularJS
3 1,791 (14.56%) .NET Core
4 1,593 (12.95%) ASP.NET
5 1,425 (11.58%) React
6 1,242 (10.10%) HTML
7 1,169 (9.50%) CSS
8 1,109 (9.01%) .NET Framework
9 1,037 (8.43%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,006 (8.18%) Web Services
11 997 (8.10%) Node.js
12 894 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
13 683 (5.55%) Entity Framework
14 668 (5.43%) Vue.js
15 645 (5.24%) REST
16 521 (4.23%) RESTful
17 440 (3.58%) HTML5
18 425 (3.45%) jQuery
19 336 (2.73%) JSON
20 280 (2.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 745 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
2 709 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 683 (5.55%) Public Cloud
4 504 (4.10%) Data Centre
5 349 (2.84%) Cloud Native
6 320 (2.60%) User Experience
7 305 (2.48%) Management Information System
8 277 (2.25%) Hedge funds
9 258 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
10 230 (1.87%) Mobile App
11 221 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
12 216 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
13 179 (1.45%) Private Cloud
14 171 (1.39%) Derivative
15 165 (1.34%) Fixed Income
16 142 (1.15%) Equities
17 140 (1.14%) Algorithms
18 134 (1.09%) Data Structures
19 129 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 127 (1.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2,777 (22.57%) Windows
2 1,426 (11.59%) Windows Server
3 1,287 (10.46%) Linux
4 537 (4.36%) Windows 10
5 464 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 427 (3.47%) Windows Server 2016
7 247 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 245 (1.99%) Unix
9 174 (1.41%) Windows 7
10 161 (1.31%) Windows Server 2019
11 150 (1.22%) Android
12 137 (1.11%) Apple iOS
13 109 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 97 (0.79%) CentOS
15 61 (0.50%) Ubuntu
16 56 (0.46%) Windows 8
17 52 (0.42%) Mac OS X
18 49 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
19 46 (0.37%) Mac OS
20 35 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,622 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
2 3,822 (31.07%) DevOps
3 1,763 (14.33%) Microservices
4 1,598 (12.99%) Scrum
5 1,514 (12.31%) MVC
6 1,423 (11.57%) TDD
7 1,376 (11.18%) Software Engineering
8 1,049 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
9 1,047 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
10 1,018 (8.27%) Analytics
11 997 (8.10%) Test Automation
12 987 (8.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 974 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
14 905 (7.36%) Migration
15 843 (6.85%) BDD
16 810 (6.58%) Mentoring
17 804 (6.53%) Fintech
18 794 (6.45%) ITIL
19 578 (4.70%) Kanban
20 565 (4.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3,879 (31.53%) C#
2 3,443 (27.99%) SQL
3 2,728 (22.17%) JavaScript
4 2,061 (16.75%) Python
5 1,556 (12.65%) PowerShell
6 1,427 (11.60%) Java
7 839 (6.82%) TypeScript
8 572 (4.65%) T-SQL
9 424 (3.45%) Bash Shell
10 295 (2.40%) Ruby
11 261 (2.12%) R
12 229 (1.86%) Scala
13 221 (1.80%) Go
14 219 (1.78%) PHP
15 215 (1.75%) C++
16 156 (1.27%) C
17 121 (0.98%) Perl
18 117 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 112 (0.91%) F#
20 107 (0.87%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 927 (7.53%) Degree
2 610 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 382 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
4 314 (2.55%) MCSE
5 301 (2.45%) Security Cleared
6 279 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 262 (2.13%) CCNA
8 235 (1.91%) MCSA
9 197 (1.60%) CISSP
9 197 (1.60%) SC Cleared
10 119 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 115 (0.93%) CISM
12 114 (0.93%) CCNP
13 109 (0.89%) TOGAF Certification
14 87 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
15 77 (0.63%) AWS Certification
16 76 (0.62%) DV Cleared
16 76 (0.62%) MCP
17 67 (0.54%) CISA
18 54 (0.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 464 (3.77%) QA
2 284 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 254 (2.06%) SLA
4 201 (1.63%) GDPR
5 109 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 106 (0.86%) NIST
7 92 (0.75%) Data Quality
8 44 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 39 (0.32%) NIST 800
10 38 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 36 (0.29%) NCSC
12 27 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
13 26 (0.21%) ISO 9001
14 24 (0.20%) BS25999
15 19 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 15 (0.12%) PMO
17 14 (0.11%) COBIT
18 8 (0.065%) GxP
19 6 (0.049%) JSP 440
19 6 (0.049%) UCITS
System Software
1 1,856 (15.09%) Active Directory
2 1,706 (13.87%) Docker
3 973 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 735 (5.97%) Hyper-V
5 250 (2.03%) vSphere
6 183 (1.49%) XenApp
7 166 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 145 (1.18%) XenDesktop
9 142 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
10 61 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
11 39 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
12 37 (0.30%) VirtualBox
13 36 (0.29%) VMware NSX
14 33 (0.27%) BitLocker
15 32 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
16 30 (0.24%) vCloud
17 28 (0.23%) NFS
17 28 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
18 26 (0.21%) HDFS
19 22 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,596 (12.97%) Kubernetes
2 987 (8.02%) Terraform
3 824 (6.70%) Ansible
4 520 (4.23%) SCCM
5 507 (4.12%) Puppet
6 394 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
7 375 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
8 134 (1.09%) SCOM
9 116 (0.94%) Grafana
10 94 (0.76%) WSUS
11 93 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
12 89 (0.72%) Kibana
13 81 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
14 80 (0.65%) Packer
15 77 (0.63%) Backup Exec
16 72 (0.59%) Prometheus
17 65 (0.53%) Nagios
18 54 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
18 54 (0.44%) SCVMM
19 48 (0.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4,709 (38.28%) Microsoft
2 1,613 (13.11%) VMware
3 1,053 (8.56%) Google
4 778 (6.32%) Cisco
5 565 (4.59%) Oracle
6 557 (4.53%) Citrix
7 276 (2.24%) HP
8 261 (2.12%) Databricks
9 242 (1.97%) Tableau
10 209 (1.70%) IBM
11 189 (1.54%) Dell
12 171 (1.39%) Meraki
13 168 (1.37%) Xamarin
14 160 (1.30%) Red Hat
14 160 (1.30%) SAP
15 157 (1.28%) Veeam
16 144 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
17 141 (1.15%) Splunk
18 140 (1.14%) CheckPoint
19 128 (1.04%) NetApp