Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 9 18
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9 +20
Permanent jobs citing Azure 8,861 18,050 15,553
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 19.62% 13.83% 9.97%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.97% 44.07% 40.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8,499 16,137 13,835
Median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.68% +1.82% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,605 £33,750 £34,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
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 17,733 40,961 38,587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.26% 31.38% 24.74%
Number of salaries quoted 14,845 33,581 31,493
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 4,031 £70,000 +6.06% 610
South East +6 1,716 £55,000 +4.76% 358
North of England +4 1,279 £50,000 +5.26% 464
Midlands +3 856 £50,000 - 285
North West +5 705 £55,000 +10.00% 266
West Midlands +1 592 £50,000 -1.96% 176
South West +8 509 £49,500 +10.00% 163
Yorkshire +5 448 £47,500 - 156
East of England +2 406 £50,000 - 145
East Midlands +2 269 £50,000 +11.11% 108
North East 0 126 £44,000 +6.02% 42
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 3,520 (39.72%) AWS
2 3,358 (37.90%) Microsoft
3 3,201 (36.12%) Agile Software Development
4 3,047 (34.39%) DevOps
5 2,669 (30.12%) .NET
6 2,632 (29.70%) C#
7 2,519 (28.43%) SQL
8 2,010 (22.68%) SQL Server
9 1,933 (21.81%) Windows
10 1,884 (21.26%) JavaScript
11 1,834 (20.70%) Finance
12 1,652 (18.64%) Python
13 1,552 (17.51%) Office 365
14 1,388 (15.66%) Active Directory
15 1,376 (15.53%) Microservices
16 1,344 (15.17%) Docker
17 1,343 (15.16%) GCP
18 1,329 (15.00%) Kubernetes
19 1,244 (14.04%) .NET Core
20 1,143 (12.90%) AngularJS
21 1,127 (12.72%) PowerShell
22 1,118 (12.62%) Java
23 1,091 (12.31%) VMware
24 1,074 (12.12%) Software Engineering
25 1,057 (11.93%) Scrum
26 1,016 (11.47%) ASP.NET
27 997 (11.25%) Git (software)
28 982 (11.08%) Windows Server
29 938 (10.59%) Linux
30 923 (10.42%) 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
1 556 (6.27%) SharePoint
2 267 (3.01%) IIS
3 255 (2.88%) MS Exchange
4 235 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
5 220 (2.48%) Apache
6 203 (2.29%) Apache Spark
7 192 (2.17%) Confluence
8 133 (1.50%) Skype for Business
9 129 (1.46%) CMS
10 89 (1.00%) NServiceBus
11 75 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
12 72 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
13 67 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
14 66 (0.74%) SAS
15 60 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
15 60 (0.68%) Tomcat
16 51 (0.58%) Umbraco
17 44 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
18 42 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
19 38 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 268 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 119 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.20%) Chatbot
5 15 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.034%) Figma
10 2 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.023%) InVision
10 2 (0.023%) Sketch
11 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.011%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.011%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.011%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.011%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 202 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.45%) R3 Corda
3 32 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
4 26 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 23 (0.26%) Sentinel
6 18 (0.20%) Magento
7 13 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.14%) Shopify
9 7 (0.079%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.056%) Markit EDM
10 5 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.045%) Eikon
11 4 (0.045%) FastStats
11 4 (0.045%) Maximo
11 4 (0.045%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.045%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 4 (0.045%) SDL Web 8
11 4 (0.045%) Unica
12 3 (0.034%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3,520 (39.72%) AWS
2 1,552 (17.51%) Office 365
3 1,343 (15.16%) GCP
4 703 (7.93%) PaaS
5 675 (7.62%) SaaS
6 665 (7.50%) IaaS
7 662 (7.47%) Power Platform
8 552 (6.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 424 (4.79%) Serverless
10 255 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
11 247 (2.79%) Dynamics 365
12 228 (2.57%) Azure Data Factory
13 202 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
14 168 (1.90%) GitHub
15 146 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
16 144 (1.63%) Azure Functions
17 142 (1.60%) PowerApps
18 129 (1.46%) Amazon ECS
19 121 (1.37%) OneDrive
20 101 (1.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 681 (7.69%) Firewall
2 412 (4.65%) DNS
3 330 (3.72%) WAN
4 298 (3.36%) LAN
5 296 (3.34%) VPN
6 292 (3.30%) Skype
7 263 (2.97%) DHCP
8 232 (2.62%) TCP/IP
9 219 (2.47%) SAN
10 208 (2.35%) Network Security
11 186 (2.10%) Internet
12 149 (1.68%) HTTP
13 134 (1.51%) VoIP
14 123 (1.39%) Wireless
15 115 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
16 83 (0.94%) NetScaler
16 83 (0.94%) Unified Communications
16 83 (0.94%) VLAN
17 78 (0.88%) MPLS
18 62 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,010 (22.68%) SQL Server
2 570 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
3 527 (5.95%) Power BI
4 522 (5.89%) NoSQL
5 409 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 397 (4.48%) Big Data
7 386 (4.36%) Azure SQL Database
8 380 (4.29%) MongoDB
9 354 (4.00%) MySQL
10 328 (3.70%) Data Lake
11 303 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 299 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
13 236 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 224 (2.53%) Hadoop
15 201 (2.27%) Relational Database
16 196 (2.21%) Amazon Redshift
17 137 (1.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 135 (1.52%) SQL Server 2019
19 117 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
20 113 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 997 (11.25%) Git (software)
2 659 (7.44%) Jenkins
3 383 (4.32%) JIRA
4 292 (3.30%) Visual Studio
5 272 (3.07%) TeamCity
6 270 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
7 235 (2.65%) Selenium
8 222 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 195 (2.20%) GitLab
10 136 (1.53%) SpecFlow
11 133 (1.50%) Artifactory
12 132 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
13 117 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 113 (1.28%) Bitbucket
15 106 (1.20%) NUnit
16 63 (0.71%) Cypress.io
17 62 (0.70%) Subversion
18 61 (0.69%) Cucumber
19 60 (0.68%) Maven
20 59 (0.67%) Postman
General
1 1,834 (20.70%) Finance
2 475 (5.36%) Banking
3 201 (2.27%) Public Sector
4 197 (2.22%) Front Office
5 187 (2.11%) Retail
6 179 (2.02%) Law
7 174 (1.96%) Marketing
8 152 (1.72%) Games
9 150 (1.69%) Telecoms
10 122 (1.38%) Legal
11 107 (1.21%) Back Office
12 88 (0.99%) Manufacturing
13 80 (0.90%) Advertising
14 73 (0.82%) Investment Banking
15 55 (0.62%) Publishing
16 43 (0.49%) Local Government
17 30 (0.34%) Electronics
18 26 (0.29%) Aerospace
19 23 (0.26%) Retail Banking
20 21 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,639 (29.78%) Developer
2 960 (10.83%) .NET Developer
3 903 (10.19%) Architect
4 707 (7.98%) DevOps Engineer
5 582 (6.57%) C# Developer
6 580 (6.55%) Azure Engineer
7 546 (6.16%) Senior Developer
8 524 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 422 (4.76%) Analyst
10 397 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
11 387 (4.37%) Cloud Engineer
12 379 (4.28%) Consultant
13 378 (4.27%) Software Developer
14 364 (4.11%) Software Engineer
15 363 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
16 337 (3.80%) Data Engineer
17 273 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
18 266 (3.00%) Cloud Architect
19 257 (2.90%) Azure Developer
20 234 (2.64%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,669 (30.12%) .NET
2 1,244 (14.04%) .NET Core
3 1,143 (12.90%) AngularJS
4 1,016 (11.47%) ASP.NET
5 923 (10.42%) React
6 883 (9.97%) HTML
7 810 (9.14%) Web Services
8 800 (9.03%) CSS
9 713 (8.05%) .NET Framework
10 657 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
11 548 (6.18%) ASP.NET MVC
12 506 (5.71%) Node.js
13 489 (5.52%) REST
14 386 (4.36%) Vue.js
15 379 (4.28%) Entity Framework
16 362 (4.09%) RESTful
17 335 (3.78%) HTML5
18 334 (3.77%) jQuery
19 276 (3.11%) JSON
20 273 (3.08%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 512 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
2 507 (5.72%) Greenfield Project
3 467 (5.27%) Public Cloud
4 305 (3.44%) Data Centre
5 286 (3.23%) Hedge funds
6 281 (3.17%) Cloud Native
7 247 (2.79%) Management Information System
8 188 (2.12%) User Experience
9 179 (2.02%) Derivative
10 177 (2.00%) Fixed Income
11 158 (1.78%) Mobile App
12 153 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
13 142 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
14 129 (1.46%) Private Cloud
15 128 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
16 124 (1.40%) Algorithms
17 120 (1.35%) Equities
18 99 (1.12%) Data Structures
19 98 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 89 (1.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1,933 (21.81%) Windows
2 982 (11.08%) Windows Server
3 938 (10.59%) Linux
4 319 (3.60%) Windows 10
5 286 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 262 (2.96%) Windows Server 2016
7 201 (2.27%) Unix
8 166 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 115 (1.30%) Windows Server 2019
10 109 (1.23%) Android
11 103 (1.16%) Windows 7
12 93 (1.05%) Apple iOS
13 90 (1.02%) CentOS
14 89 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 46 (0.52%) Windows 8
16 44 (0.50%) Mac OS X
17 41 (0.46%) Ubuntu
18 28 (0.32%) Debian
19 26 (0.29%) VMS
20 24 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,201 (36.12%) Agile Software Development
2 3,047 (34.39%) DevOps
3 1,376 (15.53%) Microservices
4 1,074 (12.12%) Software Engineering
5 1,057 (11.93%) Scrum
6 918 (10.36%) MVC
7 868 (9.80%) TDD
8 763 (8.61%) Analytics
9 747 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
10 725 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
11 665 (7.50%) Test Automation
12 663 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 659 (7.44%) Migration
14 648 (7.31%) Mentoring
15 595 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
16 593 (6.69%) Fintech
17 521 (5.88%) ITIL
18 499 (5.63%) BDD
19 429 (4.84%) SDLC
20 427 (4.82%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2,632 (29.70%) C#
2 2,519 (28.43%) SQL
3 1,884 (21.26%) JavaScript
4 1,652 (18.64%) Python
5 1,127 (12.72%) PowerShell
6 1,118 (12.62%) Java
7 492 (5.55%) TypeScript
8 423 (4.77%) T-SQL
9 289 (3.26%) Bash Shell
10 241 (2.72%) R
11 187 (2.11%) Go
11 187 (2.11%) PHP
12 173 (1.95%) C++
12 173 (1.95%) Ruby
13 147 (1.66%) C
14 144 (1.63%) Scala
15 100 (1.13%) Kotlin
16 96 (1.08%) PL/SQL
17 91 (1.03%) Shell Script
18 82 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 712 (8.04%) Degree
2 430 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 257 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
4 237 (2.67%) Security Cleared
5 227 (2.56%) MCSE
6 212 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 183 (2.07%) CCNA
8 162 (1.83%) SC Cleared
9 161 (1.82%) MCSA
10 127 (1.43%) CISSP
11 94 (1.06%) CISM
11 94 (1.06%) TOGAF Certification
12 87 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 60 (0.68%) DV Cleared
14 58 (0.65%) AWS Certification
15 57 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
16 56 (0.63%) CCNP
17 54 (0.61%) MCP
18 48 (0.54%) Sun Certification
19 45 (0.51%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 276 (3.11%) QA
2 226 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 212 (2.39%) SLA
4 180 (2.03%) GDPR
5 106 (1.20%) NIST
6 64 (0.72%) Data Quality
7 52 (0.59%) PCI DSS
8 37 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 32 (0.36%) NIST 800
10 25 (0.28%) NCSC
11 19 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
12 18 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 17 (0.19%) PMO
14 12 (0.14%) COBIT
14 12 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 10 (0.11%) BS25999
16 8 (0.090%) GxP
17 7 (0.079%) ISO 9001
18 4 (0.045%) AICPA
18 4 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1,388 (15.66%) Active Directory
2 1,344 (15.17%) Docker
3 662 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 474 (5.35%) Hyper-V
5 171 (1.93%) vSphere
6 101 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
7 99 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
8 96 (1.08%) XenApp
9 53 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
10 50 (0.56%) XenDesktop
11 41 (0.46%) HDFS
12 35 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
13 26 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
14 22 (0.25%) vCloud
15 21 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
15 21 (0.24%) ISA Server
16 18 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 18 (0.20%) VMware NSX
17 17 (0.19%) BitLocker
17 17 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1,329 (15.00%) Kubernetes
2 871 (9.83%) Terraform
3 655 (7.39%) Ansible
4 396 (4.47%) Puppet
5 353 (3.98%) SCCM
6 341 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
7 270 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
8 94 (1.06%) Grafana
9 83 (0.94%) WSUS
10 77 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
11 76 (0.86%) Prometheus
12 65 (0.73%) Nagios
13 61 (0.69%) SCOM
14 51 (0.58%) Backup Exec
14 51 (0.58%) SCVMM
15 47 (0.53%) Kibana
16 41 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
17 36 (0.41%) Packer
18 32 (0.36%) vCenter Server
19 31 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 3,358 (37.90%) Microsoft
2 1,091 (12.31%) VMware
3 731 (8.25%) Google
4 561 (6.33%) Cisco
5 414 (4.67%) Oracle
6 367 (4.14%) Citrix
7 232 (2.62%) Databricks
8 159 (1.79%) HP
9 123 (1.39%) Red Hat
10 121 (1.37%) SAP
11 118 (1.33%) CheckPoint
12 117 (1.32%) Dell
13 115 (1.30%) IBM
14 114 (1.29%) Veeam
15 112 (1.26%) Meraki
15 112 (1.26%) Tableau
16 106 (1.20%) Splunk
17 88 (0.99%) NetApp
18 86 (0.97%) Palo Alto
19 85 (0.96%) Sophos