Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > England
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 7 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 +12
Permanent jobs citing Azure 15,751 15,145 16,832
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 20.20% 16.42% 12.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.97% 46.64% 43.49%
Number of salaries quoted 13,195 12,683 13,786
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £34,366
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £88,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500

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 32,832 32,473 38,705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.11% 35.21% 28.49%
Number of salaries quoted 26,526 26,905 31,661
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,000 £57,361 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.11% +4.29% +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £93,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021. 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 +1 6,273 £70,000 +3.23% 1,088
South East +6 2,962 £55,000 - 609
North of England +6 2,561 £50,000 - 768
Midlands +2 1,686 £50,000 - 479
South West +6 1,282 £48,500 +2.11% 270
West Midlands +2 1,172 £52,500 +1.45% 301
Yorkshire +5 1,161 £48,000 -4.00% 248
North West +5 1,145 £50,000 - 432
East of England +1 537 £55,000 +10.00% 222
East Midlands +2 507 £45,000 -5.26% 176
North East +11 260 £45,000 +9.76% 88
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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 6,007 (38.14%) AWS
2 5,792 (36.77%) DevOps
3 5,761 (36.58%) Agile Software Development
4 5,582 (35.44%) Microsoft
5 4,599 (29.20%) C#
6 4,523 (28.72%) SQL
7 4,368 (27.73%) .NET
8 3,480 (22.09%) JavaScript
9 3,094 (19.64%) Windows
10 2,963 (18.81%) SQL Server
11 2,738 (17.38%) Kubernetes
12 2,672 (16.96%) GCP
13 2,652 (16.84%) Microsoft 365
14 2,618 (16.62%) Python
15 2,613 (16.59%) Docker
16 2,600 (16.51%) Social Skills
17 2,515 (15.97%) Finance
18 2,457 (15.60%) Active Directory
19 2,170 (13.78%) Microservices
20 2,136 (13.56%) PowerShell
21 2,034 (12.91%) .NET Core
22 2,010 (12.76%) Software Engineering
23 1,966 (12.48%) Terraform
24 1,946 (12.35%) VMware
25 1,885 (11.97%) AngularJS
26 1,779 (11.29%) React
27 1,776 (11.28%) Java
28 1,753 (11.13%) Linux
29 1,670 (10.60%) Scrum
30 1,631 (10.35%) Windows Server

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 1,034 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 435 (2.76%) MS Exchange
3 376 (2.39%) Apache Spark
4 371 (2.36%) IIS
5 296 (1.88%) Confluence
6 240 (1.52%) Apache
7 228 (1.45%) CMS
8 201 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
9 99 (0.63%) Umbraco
10 85 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
11 82 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 82 (0.52%) NServiceBus
12 76 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
13 65 (0.41%) EPiServer
14 63 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
14 63 (0.40%) OpenStack
15 60 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
15 60 (0.38%) WordPress
16 57 (0.36%) nginx
17 55 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 431 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 167 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 46 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 27 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 14 (0.089%) Sketch
8 11 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 11 (0.070%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.051%) SPSS
11 7 (0.044%) AutoCAD
11 7 (0.044%) InVision
11 7 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.044%) Zeplin
12 6 (0.038%) Revit
13 5 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.025%) Figma
14 4 (0.025%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.019%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 285 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 49 (0.31%) Sentinel
4 28 (0.18%) R3 Corda
5 24 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 20 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 19 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
8 18 (0.11%) Magento
8 18 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 17 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 14 (0.089%) nopCommerce
11 11 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
12 8 (0.051%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 8 (0.051%) SAP Business One
13 7 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
13 7 (0.044%) Workfront
14 6 (0.038%) Primavera
14 6 (0.038%) SAP Hybris
15 5 (0.032%) Eikon
15 5 (0.032%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 6,007 (38.14%) AWS
2 2,672 (16.96%) GCP
3 2,652 (16.84%) Microsoft 365
4 1,394 (8.85%) Power Platform
5 1,287 (8.17%) SaaS
6 1,278 (8.11%) PaaS
7 1,236 (7.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 1,030 (6.54%) IaaS
9 894 (5.68%) Serverless
10 545 (3.46%) Azure Data Factory
11 504 (3.20%) Dynamics 365
12 417 (2.65%) Azure Service Bus
13 400 (2.54%) Azure Functions
14 385 (2.44%) GitHub
15 349 (2.22%) PowerApps
16 347 (2.20%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 301 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
18 284 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
19 267 (1.70%) Azure Logic Apps
20 244 (1.55%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,162 (7.38%) Firewall
2 695 (4.41%) DNS
3 452 (2.87%) DHCP
4 387 (2.46%) VPN
5 382 (2.43%) WAN
6 341 (2.16%) LAN
7 337 (2.14%) TCP/IP
8 329 (2.09%) SAN
9 280 (1.78%) VLAN
10 248 (1.57%) Network Security
11 187 (1.19%) Internet
12 173 (1.10%) HTTP
13 147 (0.93%) Skype
14 141 (0.90%) Wireless
15 136 (0.86%) VoIP
16 114 (0.72%) OSPF
17 113 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
18 107 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
19 102 (0.65%) SD-WAN
20 97 (0.62%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,963 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 1,015 (6.44%) Power BI
3 1,002 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
4 937 (5.95%) NoSQL
5 730 (4.63%) Azure SQL Database
6 685 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 680 (4.32%) Big Data
8 568 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 550 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
10 524 (3.33%) MongoDB
11 487 (3.09%) MySQL
12 476 (3.02%) Data Lake
13 471 (2.99%) Relational Database
14 382 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 367 (2.33%) Hadoop
16 271 (1.72%) Tableau
17 224 (1.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 210 (1.33%) Redis
19 208 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
20 158 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1,601 (10.16%) Git (software)
2 1,227 (7.79%) Jenkins
3 574 (3.64%) JIRA
4 456 (2.90%) Visual Studio
5 433 (2.75%) TeamCity
6 428 (2.72%) Selenium
7 409 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
8 358 (2.27%) GitLab
9 349 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 252 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
11 207 (1.31%) Cypress.io
12 187 (1.19%) SpecFlow
13 181 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 180 (1.14%) Maven
15 165 (1.05%) Postman
16 153 (0.97%) Bitbucket
17 152 (0.97%) NUnit
18 130 (0.83%) Cucumber
19 127 (0.81%) webpack
20 120 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 2,600 (16.51%) Social Skills
2 2,515 (15.97%) Finance
3 802 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
4 630 (4.00%) Public Sector
5 488 (3.10%) Banking
6 462 (2.93%) Retail
7 407 (2.58%) Marketing
8 354 (2.25%) Law
9 283 (1.80%) Presentation Skills
10 268 (1.70%) Telecoms
11 251 (1.59%) Games
12 250 (1.59%) Legal
13 242 (1.54%) Manufacturing
14 207 (1.31%) Front Office
15 182 (1.16%) Organisational Skills
16 153 (0.97%) Electronics
17 143 (0.91%) Influencing Skills
18 109 (0.69%) Advertising
19 107 (0.68%) Publishing
20 95 (0.60%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4,612 (29.28%) Developer
2 1,656 (10.51%) Architect
3 1,536 (9.75%) .NET Developer
4 1,292 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 1,275 (8.09%) Azure Engineer
6 1,161 (7.37%) Senior Developer
7 989 (6.28%) C# Developer
8 940 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 778 (4.94%) Analyst
10 776 (4.93%) Software Engineer
11 681 (4.32%) Cloud Engineer
11 681 (4.32%) Full Stack Developer
11 681 (4.32%) Software Developer
12 664 (4.22%) Data Engineer
13 648 (4.11%) Consultant
14 573 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
15 501 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
16 487 (3.09%) Support Engineer
17 461 (2.93%) Azure Architect
18 445 (2.83%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,368 (27.73%) .NET
2 2,034 (12.91%) .NET Core
3 1,885 (11.97%) AngularJS
4 1,779 (11.29%) React
5 1,629 (10.34%) CSS
6 1,524 (9.68%) HTML
7 1,244 (7.90%) ASP.NET
8 1,227 (7.79%) Web Services
9 1,136 (7.21%) .NET Framework
10 942 (5.98%) Node.js
11 891 (5.66%) REST
12 741 (4.70%) Vue.js
13 736 (4.67%) ASP.NET Web API
14 639 (4.06%) RESTful
15 569 (3.61%) jQuery
16 507 (3.22%) ASP.NET MVC
17 484 (3.07%) Kafka
18 472 (3.00%) Entity Framework
19 462 (2.93%) HTML5
20 408 (2.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 735 (4.67%) Public Cloud
2 719 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
3 526 (3.34%) Data Centre
4 501 (3.18%) Cloud Native
5 458 (2.91%) User Experience
6 351 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 349 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 340 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
9 317 (2.01%) Mobile App
10 299 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
11 176 (1.12%) Private Cloud
12 171 (1.09%) Clustering
13 156 (0.99%) Data Structures
14 150 (0.95%) Algorithms
15 148 (0.94%) Hedge funds
16 141 (0.90%) Derivative
17 139 (0.88%) Fixed Income
18 137 (0.87%) Equities
18 137 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
19 133 (0.84%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3,094 (19.64%) Windows
2 1,753 (11.13%) Linux
3 1,631 (10.35%) Windows Server
4 547 (3.47%) Windows 10
5 411 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 405 (2.57%) Windows Server 2016
7 371 (2.36%) Unix
8 284 (1.80%) Windows Server 2019
9 204 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 195 (1.24%) Android
11 165 (1.05%) Ubuntu
12 164 (1.04%) Apple iOS
13 161 (1.02%) CentOS
14 143 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 117 (0.74%) Windows 7
16 64 (0.41%) VMS
17 60 (0.38%) Mac OS
18 43 (0.27%) Mac OS X
19 38 (0.24%) Windows 8
20 23 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,792 (36.77%) DevOps
2 5,761 (36.58%) Agile Software Development
3 2,170 (13.78%) Microservices
4 2,010 (12.76%) Software Engineering
5 1,670 (10.60%) Scrum
6 1,513 (9.61%) Business Intelligence
7 1,499 (9.52%) TDD
8 1,456 (9.24%) Analytics
9 1,344 (8.53%) MVC
10 1,317 (8.36%) Test Automation
11 1,292 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
12 1,284 (8.15%) Migration
13 1,274 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
14 1,219 (7.74%) Mentoring
15 1,166 (7.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 1,091 (6.93%) Infrastructure as Code
17 995 (6.32%) ITIL
18 954 (6.06%) ETL
19 888 (5.64%) SDLC
20 791 (5.02%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 4,599 (29.20%) C#
2 4,523 (28.72%) SQL
3 3,480 (22.09%) JavaScript
4 2,618 (16.62%) Python
5 2,136 (13.56%) PowerShell
6 1,776 (11.28%) Java
7 976 (6.20%) TypeScript
8 768 (4.88%) T-SQL
9 691 (4.39%) Bash Shell
10 481 (3.05%) Go
11 392 (2.49%) Ruby
12 384 (2.44%) C++
13 331 (2.10%) Scala
14 327 (2.08%) PHP
15 223 (1.42%) R
16 201 (1.28%) Kotlin
17 170 (1.08%) C
18 158 (1.00%) ES6
19 135 (0.86%) Shell Script
20 120 (0.76%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,131 (7.18%) Degree
2 706 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 546 (3.47%) SC Cleared
4 506 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 318 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
6 283 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 218 (1.38%) CISSP
8 213 (1.35%) MCSE
9 203 (1.29%) CCNA
10 155 (0.98%) CISM
11 126 (0.80%) CCNP
12 113 (0.72%) MCSA
13 110 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
14 81 (0.51%) AWS Certification
15 80 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 79 (0.50%) CISA
17 70 (0.44%) ISEB
18 66 (0.42%) DV Cleared
19 63 (0.40%) ISTQB
20 60 (0.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 680 (4.32%) QA
2 351 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 298 (1.89%) SLA
4 260 (1.65%) GDPR
5 177 (1.12%) Data Quality
6 136 (0.86%) NIST
7 121 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 74 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
9 62 (0.39%) GRC
10 33 (0.21%) COBIT
10 33 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 33 (0.21%) NCSC
11 30 (0.19%) PMO
12 25 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 23 (0.15%) HIPAA
13 23 (0.15%) SOC 2
14 21 (0.13%) ITGC
15 18 (0.11%) WAI
16 16 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 14 (0.089%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 2,613 (16.59%) Docker
2 2,457 (15.60%) Active Directory
3 1,263 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 744 (4.72%) Hyper-V
5 228 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
6 221 (1.40%) vSphere
7 192 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
8 148 (0.94%) XenApp
9 140 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 113 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
11 74 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
12 64 (0.41%) VirtualBox
13 46 (0.29%) HDFS
13 46 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 38 (0.24%) BitLocker
15 36 (0.23%) Xen
16 30 (0.19%) NFS
17 29 (0.18%) VMware NSX
18 28 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
19 20 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2,738 (17.38%) Kubernetes
2 1,966 (12.48%) Terraform
3 1,228 (7.80%) Ansible
4 642 (4.08%) Microsoft Intune
5 626 (3.97%) Puppet
6 543 (3.45%) SCCM
7 506 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
8 222 (1.41%) Prometheus
9 216 (1.37%) Grafana
10 139 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
11 116 (0.74%) SCOM
12 111 (0.70%) Istio
13 107 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
14 91 (0.58%) Packer
15 80 (0.51%) Nagios
16 71 (0.45%) vCenter Server
17 63 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
18 58 (0.37%) Consul
19 56 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
20 49 (0.31%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5,582 (35.44%) Microsoft
2 1,946 (12.35%) VMware
3 1,174 (7.45%) Google
4 806 (5.12%) Oracle
5 663 (4.21%) Cisco
6 621 (3.94%) Citrix
7 451 (2.86%) Databricks
8 291 (1.85%) SAP
9 257 (1.63%) IBM
10 255 (1.62%) Veeam
11 238 (1.51%) Red Hat
12 232 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
13 183 (1.16%) HP
14 180 (1.14%) Dell
15 159 (1.01%) Splunk
16 141 (0.90%) Meraki
17 138 (0.88%) Informatica
17 138 (0.88%) NetApp
18 128 (0.81%) SolarWinds
18 128 (0.81%) Talend