Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > England
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 16 36
Rank change year-on-year +8 +20 +43
Permanent jobs citing Azure 18,264 16,037 10,792
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.41% 10.53% 6.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.44% 41.45% 32.68%
Number of salaries quoted 15,309 13,200 9,317
England median annual salary £55,000 £56,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.79% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £80,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 41,101 38,689 33,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 32.43% 25.41% 19.48%
Number of salaries quoted 33,852 31,392 27,474
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.77% +1.16%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 +9 7,924 £67,500 +0.75% 1,140
South East +8 3,520 £52,500 - 628
North of England +8 2,589 £47,500 -2.06% 661
Midlands +10 1,852 £50,000 - 425
North West +7 1,352 £50,000 - 381
South West +10 1,253 £45,000 -5.26% 256
West Midlands +11 1,160 £50,000 -4.76% 262
East of England +15 1,059 £50,000 -4.76% 238
Yorkshire +5 1,022 £47,500 +2.15% 228
East Midlands +10 683 £45,000 -3.23% 161
North East +14 217 £45,000 +5.88% 52
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 7,758 (42.48%) AWS
2 7,252 (39.71%) Microsoft
3 6,463 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
4 5,819 (31.86%) C#
5 5,536 (30.31%) .NET
6 5,085 (27.84%) SQL
7 4,989 (27.32%) DevOps
8 4,555 (24.94%) Windows
9 4,194 (22.96%) SQL Server
10 3,676 (20.13%) Office 365
11 3,411 (18.68%) JavaScript
12 3,020 (16.54%) Active Directory
13 2,985 (16.34%) Finance
14 2,484 (13.60%) VMware
15 2,460 (13.47%) Python
16 2,457 (13.45%) ASP.NET
17 2,422 (13.26%) GCP
18 2,421 (13.26%) Docker
19 2,418 (13.24%) MVC
20 2,324 (12.72%) Linux
21 2,222 (12.17%) Windows Server
22 2,217 (12.14%) PowerShell
23 2,047 (11.21%) AngularJS
24 2,037 (11.15%) Scrum
25 1,986 (10.87%) Kubernetes
26 1,973 (10.80%) Java
27 1,958 (10.72%) Microservices
28 1,936 (10.60%) Git (software)
29 1,926 (10.55%) HTML
30 1,863 (10.20%) Problem-Solving

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 1,165 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 748 (4.10%) MS Exchange
3 571 (3.13%) IIS
4 483 (2.64%) Apache Spark
5 383 (2.10%) Confluence
6 379 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
7 354 (1.94%) Skype for Business
8 271 (1.48%) Apache
9 266 (1.46%) CMS
10 250 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 224 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
12 208 (1.14%) OpenStack
13 128 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
14 127 (0.70%) Tomcat
15 116 (0.64%) Umbraco
16 107 (0.59%) nginx
17 94 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
18 86 (0.47%) SAS
18 86 (0.47%) WebSphere
19 71 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 649 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
2 199 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 78 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 52 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 38 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 19 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.088%) S-PLUS
9 10 (0.055%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.027%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.022%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.022%) HipChat
11 4 (0.022%) Moqups
12 3 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.016%) SPSS
13 2 (0.011%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.011%) InDesign
14 1 (0.005%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.005%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 396 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 109 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 65 (0.36%) Magento
4 51 (0.28%) FINCAD Analytics
5 43 (0.24%) SDL Web 8
6 40 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 33 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
8 30 (0.16%) WebTrends
9 21 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 21 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 17 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
11 14 (0.077%) Distributed Ledger
12 13 (0.071%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 12 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
14 11 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
14 11 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 10 (0.055%) assyst
16 8 (0.044%) Adobe Campaign
16 8 (0.044%) Workfront
17 7 (0.038%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7,758 (42.48%) AWS
2 3,676 (20.13%) Office 365
3 2,422 (13.26%) GCP
4 1,252 (6.86%) PaaS
5 1,171 (6.41%) Power Platform
6 1,127 (6.17%) SaaS
7 1,080 (5.91%) IaaS
8 1,047 (5.73%) Azure Active Directory
9 574 (3.14%) Serverless
10 529 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
11 376 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
12 362 (1.98%) Azure Data Factory
13 344 (1.88%) GitHub
14 328 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
15 269 (1.47%) OneDrive
16 203 (1.11%) Amazon S3
17 201 (1.10%) Azure Functions
17 201 (1.10%) PowerApps
18 196 (1.07%) OpenShift
19 179 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,672 (9.15%) Firewall
2 1,032 (5.65%) DNS
3 738 (4.04%) DHCP
4 707 (3.87%) WAN
5 648 (3.55%) LAN
6 619 (3.39%) VPN
7 580 (3.18%) TCP/IP
8 497 (2.72%) SAN
9 458 (2.51%) Skype
10 386 (2.11%) Internet
11 366 (2.00%) Network Security
12 285 (1.56%) Wireless
13 281 (1.54%) VoIP
14 278 (1.52%) VLAN
15 230 (1.26%) MPLS
16 171 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
17 167 (0.91%) NetScaler
18 165 (0.90%) HTTP
19 147 (0.80%) iSCSI
20 143 (0.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,194 (22.96%) SQL Server
2 1,065 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
2 1,065 (5.83%) Power BI
3 965 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 943 (5.16%) NoSQL
5 896 (4.91%) Big Data
6 786 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 757 (4.14%) Azure SQL Database
8 638 (3.49%) Relational Database
9 575 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 566 (3.10%) MongoDB
11 537 (2.94%) Hadoop
12 488 (2.67%) MySQL
13 476 (2.61%) Data Lake
14 426 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
15 303 (1.66%) Cosmos DB
16 293 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
17 284 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
18 249 (1.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 234 (1.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,936 (10.60%) Git (software)
2 1,308 (7.16%) Jenkins
3 881 (4.82%) JIRA
4 744 (4.07%) Visual Studio
5 626 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 602 (3.30%) Visual Studio Team System
7 577 (3.16%) TeamCity
8 571 (3.13%) Selenium
9 556 (3.04%) Octopus Deploy
10 394 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 272 (1.49%) NUnit
12 257 (1.41%) Subversion
13 249 (1.36%) Bitbucket
14 229 (1.25%) Maven
15 206 (1.13%) SpecFlow
16 185 (1.01%) GitLab
17 166 (0.91%) Cucumber
18 158 (0.87%) WebDriver
19 109 (0.60%) Artifactory
20 100 (0.55%) Travis CI
General
1 2,985 (16.34%) Finance
2 931 (5.10%) Retail
3 633 (3.47%) Public Sector
4 618 (3.38%) Banking
5 542 (2.97%) Marketing
6 298 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 261 (1.43%) Law
8 257 (1.41%) Games
9 230 (1.26%) Legal
10 202 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 173 (0.95%) Front Office
12 160 (0.88%) Advertising
13 121 (0.66%) Automotive
14 83 (0.45%) Electronics
15 72 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 72 (0.39%) Investment Banking
16 54 (0.30%) Local Government
16 54 (0.30%) Publishing
17 52 (0.28%) Back Office
18 51 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5,436 (29.76%) Developer
2 2,170 (11.88%) .NET Developer
3 2,148 (11.76%) Architect
4 1,458 (7.98%) C# Developer
5 1,282 (7.02%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,233 (6.75%) Senior Developer
7 1,216 (6.66%) Consultant
8 1,095 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 896 (4.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 874 (4.79%) Analyst
11 821 (4.50%) Azure Engineer
12 814 (4.46%) Software Developer
13 801 (4.39%) Cloud Engineer
14 757 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
15 732 (4.01%) Software Engineer
16 604 (3.31%) Support Engineer
17 567 (3.10%) Azure Developer
18 535 (2.93%) Senior .NET Developer
19 517 (2.83%) Cloud Architect
20 498 (2.73%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,536 (30.31%) .NET
2 2,457 (13.45%) ASP.NET
3 2,047 (11.21%) AngularJS
4 1,926 (10.55%) HTML
5 1,855 (10.16%) CSS
6 1,716 (9.40%) .NET Core
7 1,368 (7.49%) Web Services
8 1,323 (7.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,304 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,293 (7.08%) .NET Framework
11 1,224 (6.70%) React
12 994 (5.44%) REST
13 942 (5.16%) Node.js
14 777 (4.25%) RESTful
15 681 (3.73%) jQuery
16 678 (3.71%) Entity Framework
17 543 (2.97%) HTML5
18 480 (2.63%) JSON
19 443 (2.43%) WCF
20 395 (2.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,077 (5.90%) Data Centre
2 1,067 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 986 (5.40%) Public Cloud
4 907 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
5 535 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
6 496 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 485 (2.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 449 (2.46%) User Experience
9 441 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
10 418 (2.29%) Cloud Native
11 331 (1.81%) Mobile App
12 285 (1.56%) Private Cloud
13 226 (1.24%) Algorithms
14 192 (1.05%) Replication
15 190 (1.04%) Clustering
16 182 (1.00%) Hedge funds
17 173 (0.95%) Data Structures
18 157 (0.86%) Virtual Team
19 148 (0.81%) Driving Licence
20 126 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4,555 (24.94%) Windows
2 2,324 (12.72%) Linux
3 2,222 (12.17%) Windows Server
4 954 (5.22%) Windows 10
5 775 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 601 (3.29%) Unix
7 486 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 326 (1.78%) Windows 7
9 251 (1.37%) Android
10 209 (1.14%) CentOS
11 201 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 156 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 124 (0.68%) Windows 8
14 121 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
15 118 (0.65%) Ubuntu
16 100 (0.55%) Mac OS
17 64 (0.35%) VMS
18 49 (0.27%) Debian
18 49 (0.27%) Solaris
19 48 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,463 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4,989 (27.32%) DevOps
3 2,418 (13.24%) MVC
4 2,037 (11.15%) Scrum
5 1,958 (10.72%) Microservices
6 1,863 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
7 1,810 (9.91%) Software Engineering
8 1,724 (9.44%) TDD
9 1,652 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
10 1,528 (8.37%) ITIL
11 1,481 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
12 1,479 (8.10%) Migration
13 1,476 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 1,467 (8.03%) Test Automation
15 1,364 (7.47%) Analytics
16 1,320 (7.23%) Mentoring
17 949 (5.20%) Computer Science
18 943 (5.16%) SDLC
19 905 (4.96%) ETL
20 889 (4.87%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5,819 (31.86%) C#
2 5,085 (27.84%) SQL
3 3,411 (18.68%) JavaScript
4 2,460 (13.47%) Python
5 2,217 (12.14%) PowerShell
6 1,973 (10.80%) Java
7 918 (5.03%) T-SQL
8 823 (4.51%) Bash Shell
9 597 (3.27%) TypeScript
10 523 (2.86%) Ruby
11 415 (2.27%) C++
12 348 (1.91%) Go
13 314 (1.72%) PHP
14 303 (1.66%) C
15 294 (1.61%) Scala
16 247 (1.35%) R
17 220 (1.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 189 (1.03%) VB.NET
19 167 (0.91%) Shell Script
20 153 (0.84%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,744 (9.55%) Degree
2 974 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 691 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
4 568 (3.11%) MCSE
5 546 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 464 (2.54%) CCNA
7 405 (2.22%) Security Cleared
8 392 (2.15%) MCSA
9 316 (1.73%) CCNP
10 243 (1.33%) CISSP
11 220 (1.20%) SC Cleared
12 178 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 177 (0.97%) MCP
14 124 (0.68%) AWS Certification
15 121 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
16 113 (0.62%) CISM
17 100 (0.55%) CompTIA Security+
18 85 (0.47%) MCITP
19 81 (0.44%) DV Cleared
20 69 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 685 (3.75%) QA
2 529 (2.90%) SLA
3 311 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 256 (1.40%) GDPR
5 185 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 176 (0.96%) PCI DSS
7 99 (0.54%) NIST
8 86 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
9 68 (0.37%) COBIT
10 49 (0.27%) PMO
11 29 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 26 (0.14%) NCSC
13 25 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 24 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 19 (0.10%) ISO 9001
16 13 (0.071%) GAMP
17 9 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 8 (0.044%) ISO 31000
18 8 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27005
19 5 (0.027%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3,020 (16.54%) Active Directory
2 2,421 (13.26%) Docker
3 1,529 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,249 (6.84%) Hyper-V
5 345 (1.89%) vSphere
6 319 (1.75%) XenApp
7 244 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
8 223 (1.22%) XenDesktop
9 215 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
10 98 (0.54%) HDFS
11 93 (0.51%) Firmware
12 79 (0.43%) VMware NSX
13 68 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
13 68 (0.37%) vCloud
14 67 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
15 55 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 53 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
17 50 (0.27%) VirtualBox
18 49 (0.27%) BitLocker
19 39 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,986 (10.87%) Kubernetes
2 1,333 (7.30%) Terraform
3 1,317 (7.21%) Ansible
4 1,009 (5.52%) Puppet
5 813 (4.45%) Opscode Chef
6 803 (4.40%) SCCM
7 591 (3.24%) Microsoft Intune
8 212 (1.16%) SCOM
9 177 (0.97%) Grafana
10 168 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
11 165 (0.90%) Nagios
12 163 (0.89%) WSUS
13 141 (0.77%) Prometheus
14 133 (0.73%) Salt
15 132 (0.72%) Consul
16 128 (0.70%) Packer
17 115 (0.63%) Kibana
18 113 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
19 97 (0.53%) Graphite
20 85 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7,252 (39.71%) Microsoft
2 2,484 (13.60%) VMware
3 1,641 (8.98%) Google
4 1,314 (7.19%) Cisco
5 909 (4.98%) Citrix
6 804 (4.40%) Oracle
7 332 (1.82%) HP
8 314 (1.72%) Dell
9 308 (1.69%) Tableau
10 303 (1.66%) IBM
11 287 (1.57%) NetApp
12 285 (1.56%) SAP
12 285 (1.56%) Veeam
13 281 (1.54%) Meraki
14 253 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
15 248 (1.36%) Splunk
16 231 (1.26%) CheckPoint
17 230 (1.26%) Databricks
18 213 (1.17%) ServiceNow
19 197 (1.08%) Red Hat