Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 3 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 +10
Permanent jobs citing Azure 21,859 8,865 17,840
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 19.97% 20.14% 14.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.57% 49.85% 43.84%
Number of salaries quoted 16,749 7,533 14,873
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,133
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £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 47,971 17,784 40,691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.82% 40.40% 32.08%
Number of salaries quoted 33,633 15,239 33,777
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -3 9,309 £72,500 +3.57% 1,761
South East 0 3,997 £55,000 - 676
North of England +1 3,412 £52,500 +5.00% 976
Midlands 0 2,171 £52,500 +5.00% 591
North West +3 1,786 £55,000 - 542
South West +2 1,640 £49,723 +2.52% 314
West Midlands -1 1,536 £55,000 +10.00% 353
Yorkshire +3 1,367 £50,000 +5.26% 287
East of England -4 793 £52,500 +5.00% 309
East Midlands +1 631 £45,000 -10.00% 237
North East 0 265 £50,000 +13.64% 147
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 8,970 (41.04%) AWS
2 8,538 (39.06%) DevOps
3 8,181 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
4 7,593 (34.74%) Microsoft
5 6,140 (28.09%) C#
6 6,117 (27.98%) SQL
7 5,597 (25.61%) .NET
8 4,516 (20.66%) JavaScript
9 4,325 (19.79%) GCP
10 4,201 (19.22%) Social Skills
11 4,097 (18.74%) Python
12 4,014 (18.36%) SQL Server
13 3,958 (18.11%) Windows
14 3,902 (17.85%) Kubernetes
15 3,845 (17.59%) Finance
16 3,618 (16.55%) Docker
17 3,573 (16.35%) Microsoft 365
18 3,360 (15.37%) Microservices
19 3,324 (15.21%) Software Engineering
20 3,088 (14.13%) React
21 2,987 (13.66%) Active Directory
22 2,935 (13.43%) Java
23 2,917 (13.34%) Terraform
24 2,742 (12.54%) PowerShell
25 2,617 (11.97%) .NET Core
26 2,558 (11.70%) Git (software)
27 2,503 (11.45%) Analytics
28 2,459 (11.25%) Linux
29 2,417 (11.06%) AngularJS
30 2,390 (10.93%) 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 1,205 (5.51%) SharePoint
2 573 (2.62%) Apache Spark
3 473 (2.16%) IIS
4 416 (1.90%) Apache
5 406 (1.86%) MS Exchange
6 389 (1.78%) Confluence
7 384 (1.76%) CMS
8 368 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
9 178 (0.81%) Apache Airflow
10 161 (0.74%) Umbraco
11 97 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
12 96 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
13 95 (0.43%) GemFire
13 95 (0.43%) nginx
14 89 (0.41%) Tomcat
15 88 (0.40%) GeoServer
16 81 (0.37%) WordPress
17 79 (0.36%) Skype for Business
18 78 (0.36%) SAS
19 77 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 625 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 283 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 79 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 59 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 51 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 38 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 22 (0.10%) Sketch
8 21 (0.096%) Figma
9 19 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
10 15 (0.069%) InVision
11 9 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
12 7 (0.032%) Photoshop
13 5 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.023%) Adobe XD
13 5 (0.023%) Fireworks
13 5 (0.023%) Simulink
13 5 (0.023%) Zeplin
14 3 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.014%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.014%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 290 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 118 (0.54%) Sentinel
3 44 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
4 42 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 34 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 31 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
6 31 (0.14%) R3 Corda
7 25 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 23 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 22 (0.10%) Magento
10 21 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 20 (0.091%) Primavera
12 18 (0.082%) SAP Business One
13 12 (0.055%) Sage 200
14 10 (0.046%) Elite 3E
15 9 (0.041%) FastStats
15 9 (0.041%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
16 8 (0.037%) SAP Business ByDesign
16 8 (0.037%) SAP ERP
17 7 (0.032%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8,970 (41.04%) AWS
2 4,325 (19.79%) GCP
3 3,573 (16.35%) Microsoft 365
4 2,017 (9.23%) Power Platform
5 1,860 (8.51%) SaaS
6 1,734 (7.93%) Serverless
7 1,674 (7.66%) PaaS
8 1,455 (6.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 1,402 (6.41%) IaaS
10 954 (4.36%) GitHub
11 829 (3.79%) Azure Data Factory
12 631 (2.89%) AWS CloudFormation
13 619 (2.83%) Dynamics 365
14 527 (2.41%) Azure Service Bus
15 522 (2.39%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 503 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
17 483 (2.21%) Azure Functions
18 460 (2.10%) OpenShift
19 433 (1.98%) PowerApps
20 426 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,498 (6.85%) Firewall
2 974 (4.46%) DNS
3 682 (3.12%) DHCP
4 668 (3.06%) VPN
5 611 (2.80%) WAN
6 573 (2.62%) LAN
7 485 (2.22%) TCP/IP
8 396 (1.81%) SAN
9 376 (1.72%) Network Security
10 330 (1.51%) HTTP
11 311 (1.42%) VLAN
12 268 (1.23%) Internet
13 213 (0.97%) Wireless
14 208 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
15 191 (0.87%) VoIP
16 142 (0.65%) MPLS
17 133 (0.61%) Unified Communications
18 125 (0.57%) Skype
19 111 (0.51%) SSL
20 104 (0.48%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,014 (18.36%) SQL Server
2 1,645 (7.53%) Power BI
3 1,443 (6.60%) NoSQL
4 1,426 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
5 969 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
6 942 (4.31%) Big Data
7 922 (4.22%) Relational Database
8 856 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 816 (3.73%) Data Lake
10 809 (3.70%) MongoDB
11 796 (3.64%) MySQL
12 789 (3.61%) Azure SQL Database
13 634 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 464 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 416 (1.90%) Tableau
16 414 (1.89%) Hadoop
17 364 (1.67%) Redis
18 277 (1.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 263 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 256 (1.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2,558 (11.70%) Git (software)
2 1,898 (8.68%) Jenkins
3 976 (4.46%) JIRA
4 641 (2.93%) Octopus Deploy
5 626 (2.86%) Selenium
6 610 (2.79%) TeamCity
7 540 (2.47%) Visual Studio
8 480 (2.20%) GitLab
9 451 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 357 (1.63%) Cypress.io
11 283 (1.29%) JUnit
12 273 (1.25%) SonarQube
13 272 (1.24%) NUnit
14 271 (1.24%) Cucumber
15 265 (1.21%) SpecFlow
16 254 (1.16%) Postman
17 253 (1.16%) JMeter
18 230 (1.05%) webpack
19 225 (1.03%) Artifactory
20 223 (1.02%) Maven
General
1 4,201 (19.22%) Social Skills
2 3,845 (17.59%) Finance
3 1,341 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 816 (3.73%) Retail
5 807 (3.69%) Banking
6 660 (3.02%) Public Sector
7 602 (2.75%) Law
8 568 (2.60%) Marketing
9 477 (2.18%) Presentation Skills
10 407 (1.86%) Manufacturing
11 355 (1.62%) Legal
12 338 (1.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 336 (1.54%) Organisational Skills
14 295 (1.35%) Telecoms
15 277 (1.27%) Front Office
16 219 (1.00%) Games
17 207 (0.95%) Influencing Skills
18 192 (0.88%) Advertising
19 175 (0.80%) Publishing
20 170 (0.78%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5,906 (27.02%) Developer
2 2,375 (10.87%) Architect
3 1,739 (7.96%) .NET Developer
4 1,564 (7.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 1,501 (6.87%) Software Engineer
6 1,490 (6.82%) Senior Developer
7 1,341 (6.13%) Azure Engineer
8 1,172 (5.36%) C# Developer
9 1,079 (4.94%) Analyst
10 1,033 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 989 (4.52%) Cloud Engineer
12 889 (4.07%) Software Developer
13 885 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
14 883 (4.04%) Data Engineer
15 842 (3.85%) Consultant
16 815 (3.73%) Full Stack Developer
17 641 (2.93%) C# .NET Developer
18 621 (2.84%) Support Engineer
19 554 (2.53%) Lead Developer
20 549 (2.51%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,597 (25.61%) .NET
2 3,088 (14.13%) React
3 2,617 (11.97%) .NET Core
4 2,417 (11.06%) AngularJS
5 1,831 (8.38%) CSS
6 1,737 (7.95%) HTML
7 1,630 (7.46%) Node.js
8 1,624 (7.43%) Web Services
9 1,415 (6.47%) .NET Framework
10 1,373 (6.28%) ASP.NET
11 1,268 (5.80%) REST
12 1,113 (5.09%) RESTful
13 894 (4.09%) Kafka
14 878 (4.02%) Spring
15 831 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
16 814 (3.72%) Vue.js
17 761 (3.48%) JSON
18 571 (2.61%) jQuery
19 569 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
20 557 (2.55%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,238 (5.66%) Public Cloud
2 982 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
3 857 (3.92%) Cloud Native
3 857 (3.92%) User Experience
4 754 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 661 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
6 541 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 464 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
8 418 (1.91%) Mobile App
9 374 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
10 311 (1.42%) Algorithms
11 285 (1.30%) Virtual Team
12 274 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
13 260 (1.19%) Private Cloud
14 249 (1.14%) Data Structures
15 225 (1.03%) Derivative
16 216 (0.99%) Clustering
17 212 (0.97%) Hedge funds
18 183 (0.84%) Equities
19 180 (0.82%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3,958 (18.11%) Windows
2 2,459 (11.25%) Linux
3 1,777 (8.13%) Windows Server
4 729 (3.34%) Windows 10
5 566 (2.59%) Unix
6 488 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 365 (1.67%) Windows Server 2019
8 363 (1.66%) Windows Server 2016
9 358 (1.64%) Android
10 321 (1.47%) Apple iOS
11 199 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 195 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 154 (0.70%) Ubuntu
14 146 (0.67%) Mac OS
15 137 (0.63%) VMS
16 129 (0.59%) CentOS
17 106 (0.48%) Windows 7
18 62 (0.28%) Mac OS X
19 44 (0.20%) Mesosphere
20 43 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8,538 (39.06%) DevOps
2 8,181 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3,360 (15.37%) Microservices
4 3,324 (15.21%) Software Engineering
5 2,503 (11.45%) Analytics
6 2,390 (10.93%) Scrum
7 2,326 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
8 2,179 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
9 2,137 (9.78%) Full Stack Development
10 2,127 (9.73%) TDD
11 1,948 (8.91%) Infrastructure as Code
12 1,875 (8.58%) Test Automation
13 1,829 (8.37%) Mentoring
14 1,541 (7.05%) Migration
15 1,483 (6.78%) MVC
16 1,426 (6.52%) SDLC
17 1,421 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
18 1,416 (6.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 1,304 (5.97%) Computer Science
20 1,287 (5.89%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6,140 (28.09%) C#
2 6,117 (27.98%) SQL
3 4,516 (20.66%) JavaScript
4 4,097 (18.74%) Python
5 2,935 (13.43%) Java
6 2,742 (12.54%) PowerShell
7 1,504 (6.88%) TypeScript
8 1,107 (5.06%) Bash Shell
9 856 (3.92%) T-SQL
10 749 (3.43%) Go
11 545 (2.49%) Scala
12 515 (2.36%) C++
12 515 (2.36%) Ruby
13 480 (2.20%) PHP
14 386 (1.77%) Kotlin
15 350 (1.60%) C
16 292 (1.34%) Shell Script
17 288 (1.32%) R
18 228 (1.04%) Groovy
19 210 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,960 (8.97%) Degree
2 1,184 (5.42%) Security Cleared
3 898 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 799 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 497 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 437 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 260 (1.19%) CCNA
8 259 (1.18%) CISSP
9 241 (1.10%) MCSE
10 208 (0.95%) MCSA
11 199 (0.91%) Master's Degree
12 133 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
13 128 (0.59%) CCNP
14 126 (0.58%) CISM
15 125 (0.57%) OCP
16 116 (0.53%) AWS Certification
16 116 (0.53%) ISEB
17 109 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
18 97 (0.44%) MCP
19 93 (0.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,249 (5.71%) QA
2 486 (2.22%) SLA
3 429 (1.96%) GDPR
4 413 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 295 (1.35%) Data Quality
6 179 (0.82%) NIST
7 172 (0.79%) Accessibility
8 164 (0.75%) PCI DSS
9 133 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
10 73 (0.33%) GRC
11 57 (0.26%) PMO
12 51 (0.23%) COBIT
13 50 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 44 (0.20%) NCSC
15 34 (0.16%) WCAG
16 24 (0.11%) ISO 9001
17 23 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 23 (0.11%) SOC 2
18 20 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 18 (0.082%) NIST 800
System Software
1 3,618 (16.55%) Docker
2 2,987 (13.66%) Active Directory
3 1,502 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 891 (4.08%) Hyper-V
5 266 (1.22%) vSphere
6 258 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
7 215 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 146 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
9 112 (0.51%) HDFS
9 112 (0.51%) XenApp
10 108 (0.49%) XenDesktop
11 62 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
12 54 (0.25%) BitLocker
13 51 (0.23%) VMware NSX
14 40 (0.18%) VirtualBox
15 33 (0.15%) KVM
16 29 (0.13%) NFS
17 21 (0.096%) Firmware
18 20 (0.091%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 19 (0.087%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3,902 (17.85%) Kubernetes
2 2,917 (13.34%) Terraform
3 1,614 (7.38%) Ansible
4 964 (4.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 714 (3.27%) Puppet
6 684 (3.13%) SCCM
7 547 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
8 465 (2.13%) Grafana
9 352 (1.61%) Prometheus
10 225 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
11 203 (0.93%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 130 (0.59%) WSUS
13 107 (0.49%) SCOM
14 95 (0.43%) Istio
15 86 (0.39%) Kibana
16 83 (0.38%) Consul
16 83 (0.38%) Nagios
17 82 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
18 80 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
18 80 (0.37%) Packer
Vendors
1 7,593 (34.74%) Microsoft
2 2,343 (10.72%) VMware
3 1,729 (7.91%) Google
4 1,073 (4.91%) Oracle
5 881 (4.03%) Cisco
6 700 (3.20%) Databricks
7 680 (3.11%) Citrix
8 379 (1.73%) SAP
9 309 (1.41%) Veeam
10 295 (1.35%) IBM
10 295 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
11 291 (1.33%) Red Hat
12 279 (1.28%) Splunk
13 257 (1.18%) Apple
14 243 (1.11%) ServiceNow
15 242 (1.11%) HP
16 204 (0.93%) NetApp
17 196 (0.90%) Dell
18 184 (0.84%) Meraki
19 177 (0.81%) Palo Alto