Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > England
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 7 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 +9
Permanent jobs citing Azure 19,981 11,120 17,827
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 19.91% 17.94% 13.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.79% 48.72% 43.72%
Number of salaries quoted 15,679 9,285 14,763
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £44,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 43,640 22,824 40,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.48% 36.82% 30.60%
Number of salaries quoted 31,400 19,047 33,771
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -2 8,291 £70,750 +1.07% 1,672
South East +4 3,734 £55,000 - 709
North of England +5 3,136 £52,500 +5.00% 830
Midlands 0 1,985 £52,500 +5.00% 577
South West +6 1,622 £48,500 +2.11% 305
North West +5 1,571 £54,000 +2.86% 479
West Midlands 0 1,412 £55,000 +10.00% 359
Yorkshire +5 1,297 £51,500 +3.00% 266
East of England -1 655 £53,000 +6.00% 287
East Midlands +2 569 £45,000 -5.26% 217
North East +3 277 £45,000 +4.65% 85
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 8,073 (40.40%) AWS
2 7,729 (38.68%) DevOps
3 7,435 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
4 6,839 (34.23%) Microsoft
5 5,573 (27.89%) SQL
6 5,492 (27.49%) C#
7 5,154 (25.79%) .NET
8 4,201 (21.02%) JavaScript
9 3,872 (19.38%) GCP
10 3,798 (19.01%) Kubernetes
11 3,646 (18.25%) Windows
12 3,537 (17.70%) Social Skills
13 3,525 (17.64%) Python
14 3,469 (17.36%) Docker
15 3,460 (17.32%) SQL Server
16 3,402 (17.03%) Finance
17 3,265 (16.34%) Microsoft 365
18 3,052 (15.27%) Microservices
19 2,918 (14.60%) React
20 2,873 (14.38%) Software Engineering
21 2,841 (14.22%) Active Directory
22 2,717 (13.60%) Terraform
23 2,607 (13.05%) PowerShell
24 2,473 (12.38%) .NET Core
25 2,443 (12.23%) Linux
26 2,426 (12.14%) Java
27 2,408 (12.05%) AngularJS
28 2,315 (11.59%) VMware
29 2,242 (11.22%) Git (software)
30 2,173 (10.88%) Scrum

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 1,203 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 569 (2.85%) Apache Spark
3 473 (2.37%) MS Exchange
4 427 (2.14%) IIS
5 397 (1.99%) Apache
6 368 (1.84%) Confluence
7 323 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
8 313 (1.57%) CMS
9 172 (0.86%) Apache Airflow
10 123 (0.62%) Umbraco
11 102 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
12 90 (0.45%) GemFire
13 84 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
14 79 (0.40%) nginx
15 77 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
16 75 (0.38%) GeoServer
17 73 (0.37%) Tomcat
18 72 (0.36%) OpenStack
19 71 (0.36%) Skype for Business
20 68 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 563 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 209 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 54 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 49 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 38 (0.19%) Chatbot
7 30 (0.15%) Sketch
8 15 (0.075%) InVision
9 12 (0.060%) Figma
9 12 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.045%) Fireworks
10 9 (0.045%) Photoshop
11 8 (0.040%) Zeplin
12 7 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.030%) AutoCAD
13 6 (0.030%) Revit
14 5 (0.025%) Adobe XD
15 4 (0.020%) Simulink
16 3 (0.015%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 298 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (0.41%) Sentinel
3 55 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 36 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
5 33 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 26 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 25 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
8 24 (0.12%) R3 Corda
9 19 (0.095%) Magento
10 18 (0.090%) SAP Business One
11 13 (0.065%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 11 (0.055%) Elite 3E
13 10 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
13 10 (0.050%) Primavera
14 9 (0.045%) SAP ERP
15 7 (0.035%) FastStats
15 7 (0.035%) Relativity
16 6 (0.030%) Sage 200
16 6 (0.030%) Salesforce.com CRM
17 5 (0.025%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 8,073 (40.40%) AWS
2 3,872 (19.38%) GCP
3 3,265 (16.34%) Microsoft 365
4 1,749 (8.75%) Power Platform
5 1,643 (8.22%) SaaS
6 1,583 (7.92%) PaaS
7 1,505 (7.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 1,331 (6.66%) IaaS
9 1,308 (6.55%) Serverless
10 696 (3.48%) GitHub
11 670 (3.35%) Azure Data Factory
12 566 (2.83%) Dynamics 365
13 496 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
14 472 (2.36%) Azure Service Bus
15 464 (2.32%) PowerApps
16 460 (2.30%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 433 (2.17%) Azure Functions
18 407 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
19 346 (1.73%) OpenShift
20 320 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,508 (7.55%) Firewall
2 897 (4.49%) DNS
3 593 (2.97%) DHCP
4 561 (2.81%) VPN
5 533 (2.67%) WAN
6 503 (2.52%) LAN
7 440 (2.20%) TCP/IP
8 390 (1.95%) SAN
9 339 (1.70%) Network Security
10 298 (1.49%) VLAN
11 295 (1.48%) HTTP
12 262 (1.31%) Internet
13 188 (0.94%) Wireless
14 169 (0.85%) VoIP
15 150 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
16 127 (0.64%) Skype
17 125 (0.63%) SSL
18 120 (0.60%) OSPF
19 112 (0.56%) MPLS
20 109 (0.55%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,460 (17.32%) SQL Server
2 1,396 (6.99%) NoSQL
3 1,362 (6.82%) Power BI
4 1,235 (6.18%) Data Warehouse
5 882 (4.41%) Big Data
6 859 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
7 767 (3.84%) Relational Database
8 759 (3.80%) Azure SQL Database
9 758 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 735 (3.68%) MongoDB
11 631 (3.16%) Data Lake
12 630 (3.15%) MySQL
13 603 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 455 (2.28%) Hadoop
15 438 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 362 (1.81%) Tableau
17 331 (1.66%) Redis
18 234 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 226 (1.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 204 (1.02%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 2,242 (11.22%) Git (software)
2 1,778 (8.90%) Jenkins
3 932 (4.66%) JIRA
4 603 (3.02%) TeamCity
5 560 (2.80%) Selenium
6 542 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
7 536 (2.68%) Visual Studio
8 450 (2.25%) GitLab
9 401 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
10 333 (1.67%) Cypress.io
11 260 (1.30%) Cucumber
12 247 (1.24%) JUnit
13 239 (1.20%) SpecFlow
14 233 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 231 (1.16%) Maven
16 229 (1.15%) JMeter
17 225 (1.13%) Postman
18 223 (1.12%) NUnit
19 220 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
20 214 (1.07%) SonarQube
General
1 3,537 (17.70%) Social Skills
2 3,402 (17.03%) Finance
3 985 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 750 (3.75%) Banking
5 723 (3.62%) Retail
6 699 (3.50%) Public Sector
7 513 (2.57%) Marketing
8 483 (2.42%) Law
9 410 (2.05%) Presentation Skills
10 362 (1.81%) Manufacturing
11 296 (1.48%) Legal
12 295 (1.48%) Telecoms
13 283 (1.42%) Front Office
14 276 (1.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 264 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
16 251 (1.26%) Games
17 188 (0.94%) Electronics
18 183 (0.92%) Influencing Skills
19 171 (0.86%) Advertising
20 150 (0.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5,428 (27.17%) Developer
2 2,159 (10.81%) Architect
3 1,700 (8.51%) .NET Developer
4 1,630 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
5 1,470 (7.36%) Azure Engineer
6 1,386 (6.94%) Senior Developer
7 1,184 (5.93%) Software Engineer
8 1,085 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1,060 (5.31%) C# Developer
10 905 (4.53%) Cloud Engineer
11 880 (4.40%) Analyst
12 812 (4.06%) Software Developer
13 801 (4.01%) Data Engineer
14 776 (3.88%) Consultant
15 725 (3.63%) Full Stack Developer
16 713 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
17 602 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
18 593 (2.97%) Support Engineer
19 501 (2.51%) Lead Developer
20 498 (2.49%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,154 (25.79%) .NET
2 2,918 (14.60%) React
3 2,473 (12.38%) .NET Core
4 2,408 (12.05%) AngularJS
5 1,910 (9.56%) CSS
6 1,725 (8.63%) HTML
7 1,483 (7.42%) Web Services
8 1,432 (7.17%) Node.js
9 1,341 (6.71%) ASP.NET
10 1,282 (6.42%) .NET Framework
11 1,145 (5.73%) REST
12 1,001 (5.01%) RESTful
13 854 (4.27%) Vue.js
14 829 (4.15%) ASP.NET Web API
15 789 (3.95%) Kafka
16 713 (3.57%) Spring
17 662 (3.31%) JSON
18 593 (2.97%) HTML5
19 545 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
20 533 (2.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1,053 (5.27%) Public Cloud
2 884 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
3 736 (3.68%) Cloud Native
4 731 (3.66%) User Experience
5 698 (3.49%) Data Centre
6 547 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 502 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
8 410 (2.05%) Management Information System
9 357 (1.79%) Mobile App
10 300 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 271 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
12 265 (1.33%) Algorithms
13 235 (1.18%) Private Cloud
14 234 (1.17%) Legacy Systems
15 223 (1.12%) Derivative
16 215 (1.08%) Virtual Team
17 212 (1.06%) Data Structures
18 201 (1.01%) Hedge funds
19 199 (1.00%) Fixed Income
20 195 (0.98%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3,646 (18.25%) Windows
2 2,443 (12.23%) Linux
3 1,752 (8.77%) Windows Server
4 654 (3.27%) Windows 10
5 494 (2.47%) Unix
6 456 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 397 (1.99%) Windows Server 2016
8 343 (1.72%) Windows Server 2019
9 282 (1.41%) Android
10 250 (1.25%) Apple iOS
11 203 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 195 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 193 (0.97%) Ubuntu
14 183 (0.92%) CentOS
15 103 (0.52%) VMS
16 95 (0.48%) Windows 7
17 85 (0.43%) Mac OS
18 53 (0.27%) Mac OS X
19 39 (0.20%) Windows 8
20 36 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,729 (38.68%) DevOps
2 7,435 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
3 3,052 (15.27%) Microservices
4 2,873 (14.38%) Software Engineering
5 2,173 (10.88%) Scrum
6 1,998 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1,918 (9.60%) Analytics
8 1,905 (9.53%) TDD
9 1,811 (9.06%) Full Stack Development
10 1,776 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
11 1,724 (8.63%) Infrastructure as Code
12 1,614 (8.08%) Mentoring
13 1,607 (8.04%) Test Automation
14 1,498 (7.50%) Migration
15 1,482 (7.42%) MVC
16 1,428 (7.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 1,389 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
18 1,245 (6.23%) SDLC
19 1,200 (6.01%) ITIL
20 1,120 (5.61%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5,573 (27.89%) SQL
2 5,492 (27.49%) C#
3 4,201 (21.02%) JavaScript
4 3,525 (17.64%) Python
5 2,607 (13.05%) PowerShell
6 2,426 (12.14%) Java
7 1,383 (6.92%) TypeScript
8 1,059 (5.30%) Bash Shell
9 823 (4.12%) T-SQL
10 638 (3.19%) Go
11 489 (2.45%) C++
12 480 (2.40%) Scala
13 460 (2.30%) Ruby
14 419 (2.10%) PHP
15 351 (1.76%) Kotlin
16 236 (1.18%) C
17 227 (1.14%) R
18 225 (1.13%) Shell Script
19 217 (1.09%) Groovy
20 206 (1.03%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,617 (8.09%) Degree
2 1,099 (5.50%) Security Cleared
3 830 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 602 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 460 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 406 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
7 255 (1.28%) CISSP
8 239 (1.20%) CCNA
9 210 (1.05%) MCSE
10 163 (0.82%) Master's Degree
11 158 (0.79%) CISM
12 141 (0.71%) MCSA
13 138 (0.69%) CCNP
14 132 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
15 125 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
16 121 (0.61%) OCP
17 97 (0.49%) AWS Certification
18 86 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 83 (0.42%) ISEB
20 82 (0.41%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 995 (4.98%) QA
2 425 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 402 (2.01%) GDPR
4 383 (1.92%) SLA
5 199 (1.00%) Data Quality
6 182 (0.91%) NIST
7 171 (0.86%) PCI DSS
8 156 (0.78%) Accessibility
9 96 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
10 78 (0.39%) GRC
11 50 (0.25%) PMO
12 42 (0.21%) COBIT
13 31 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 31 (0.16%) NCSC
14 30 (0.15%) ISO 9001
15 29 (0.15%) WCAG
16 24 (0.12%) SOC 2
17 23 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 20 (0.10%) ITGC
19 16 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3,469 (17.36%) Docker
2 2,841 (14.22%) Active Directory
3 1,482 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 870 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 265 (1.33%) vSphere
6 247 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
7 238 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
8 154 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
9 131 (0.66%) XenDesktop
10 123 (0.62%) XenApp
11 112 (0.56%) HDFS
12 78 (0.39%) VirtualBox
13 68 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
14 51 (0.26%) VMware NSX
15 40 (0.20%) BitLocker
16 32 (0.16%) NFS
17 31 (0.16%) KVM
18 28 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 28 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
19 23 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3,798 (19.01%) Kubernetes
2 2,717 (13.60%) Terraform
3 1,602 (8.02%) Ansible
4 831 (4.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 752 (3.76%) Puppet
6 567 (2.84%) SCCM
7 541 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
8 375 (1.88%) Grafana
9 341 (1.71%) Prometheus
10 223 (1.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 185 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
12 144 (0.72%) Istio
13 132 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
14 113 (0.57%) SCOM
15 96 (0.48%) Consul
15 96 (0.48%) Packer
16 88 (0.44%) Nagios
17 79 (0.40%) vCenter Server
18 78 (0.39%) WSUS
19 76 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 6,839 (34.23%) Microsoft
2 2,315 (11.59%) VMware
3 1,633 (8.17%) Google
4 922 (4.61%) Oracle
5 824 (4.12%) Cisco
6 649 (3.25%) Citrix
7 561 (2.81%) Databricks
8 395 (1.98%) SAP
9 318 (1.59%) IBM
10 282 (1.41%) Splunk
11 273 (1.37%) Veeam
12 269 (1.35%) Red Hat
13 248 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
14 228 (1.14%) HP
15 206 (1.03%) NetApp
16 197 (0.99%) Meraki
17 191 (0.96%) Dell
18 179 (0.90%) Palo Alto
19 176 (0.88%) ServiceNow
20 160 (0.80%) Apple