Period
to

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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > England
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 5 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Azure 28,666 18,841 12,626
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 19.08% 19.87% 17.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.02% 45.92% 47.75%
Number of salaries quoted 16,893 14,888 10,559
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,750 £44,688 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £58,700 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.47% +2.09% -
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £91,250 £91,250
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% - +3.92%

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 66,635 41,033 26,440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.36% 43.27% 36.35%
Number of salaries quoted 34,796 30,167 21,957
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,125 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,650 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.75% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £76,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £93,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% 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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -1 14,377 £75,000 +7.14% 1,197
North of England 0 4,265 £52,500 +2.94% 559
South East -2 4,252 £57,500 +4.55% 419
Midlands +1 2,417 £52,500 +5.00% 389
North West 0 2,383 £55,000 +4.76% 288
South West -1 1,714 £52,000 +8.90% 244
West Midlands +1 1,598 £55,000 - 243
Yorkshire -2 1,570 £55,000 +10.00% 222
East of England +1 1,249 £53,000 - 191
East Midlands +4 777 £50,000 +11.11% 145
North East -2 311 £45,000 - 49
South Coast - 1 - -
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 13,324 (46.48%) AWS
2 12,761 (44.52%) Agile
3 11,294 (39.40%) DevOps
4 9,683 (33.78%) Microsoft
5 8,350 (29.13%) SQL
6 7,299 (25.46%) .NET
7 7,215 (25.17%) CI/CD
8 7,089 (24.73%) Python
9 6,922 (24.15%) Finance
10 6,810 (23.76%) GCP
11 6,738 (23.51%) C#
12 6,494 (22.65%) Social Skills
13 6,171 (21.53%) JavaScript
14 5,633 (19.65%) Java
15 5,585 (19.48%) Kubernetes
16 5,514 (19.24%) Software Engineering
17 5,491 (19.16%) Docker
18 5,003 (17.45%) SQL Server
19 4,930 (17.20%) Git (software)
20 4,796 (16.73%) Windows
21 4,722 (16.47%) Azure DevOps
22 4,234 (14.77%) Terraform
23 4,225 (14.74%) Microservices
24 4,190 (14.62%) React
25 3,925 (13.69%) Scrum
26 3,833 (13.37%) Microsoft 365
27 3,800 (13.26%) Analytics
28 3,769 (13.15%) Mentoring
29 3,759 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
30 3,421 (11.93%) PowerShell

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 1,340 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 988 (3.45%) Apache Spark
3 648 (2.26%) IIS
4 579 (2.02%) Confluence
5 491 (1.71%) MS Exchange
6 454 (1.58%) Apache
7 393 (1.37%) CMS
8 320 (1.12%) Umbraco
9 306 (1.07%) Apache Airflow
10 255 (0.89%) Tomcat
11 180 (0.63%) OpenStack
12 172 (0.60%) JBoss
13 134 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
14 123 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
15 99 (0.35%) GeoServer
15 99 (0.35%) nginx
16 91 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
17 90 (0.31%) Headless CMS
18 76 (0.27%) SAS
19 67 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 694 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
2 322 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 191 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 162 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 93 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 72 (0.25%) Chatbot
7 23 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
8 22 (0.077%) Campfire
9 13 (0.045%) AutoCAD
10 10 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.035%) Adobe XD
10 10 (0.035%) Sketch
11 7 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.024%) EngageOne
12 6 (0.021%) InDesign
13 5 (0.017%) CPLEX
13 5 (0.017%) Photoshop
13 5 (0.017%) RoboHelp
14 4 (0.014%) FrameMaker
14 4 (0.014%) InVision
Business Applications
1 398 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 54 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 51 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
5 44 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 40 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 39 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
8 38 (0.13%) Magento
8 38 (0.13%) R3 Corda
9 29 (0.10%) Maximo
10 28 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
11 25 (0.087%) Oracle BPM
12 21 (0.073%) SAP S/4HANA
13 20 (0.070%) JDE OneWorld
14 19 (0.066%) Oracle Payables
15 17 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
16 15 (0.052%) Sage 200
17 14 (0.049%) thinkFolio
18 13 (0.045%) Fidessa
19 12 (0.042%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13,324 (46.48%) AWS
2 6,810 (23.76%) GCP
3 4,722 (16.47%) Azure DevOps
4 3,833 (13.37%) Microsoft 365
5 2,765 (9.65%) Serverless
6 2,343 (8.17%) SaaS
7 2,228 (7.77%) Power Platform
8 2,055 (7.17%) PaaS
9 1,704 (5.94%) Azure Active Directory
10 1,519 (5.30%) GitHub
11 1,364 (4.76%) IaaS
12 1,218 (4.25%) Azure Data Factory
13 1,041 (3.63%) AWS Lambda
14 928 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
15 834 (2.91%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 803 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
16 803 (2.80%) Azure Service Bus
17 758 (2.64%) Azure Functions
18 680 (2.37%) OpenShift
19 664 (2.32%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1,849 (6.45%) Firewall
2 1,214 (4.23%) DNS
3 899 (3.14%) WAN
4 792 (2.76%) DHCP
5 768 (2.68%) HTTP
6 732 (2.55%) VPN
7 723 (2.52%) LAN
8 704 (2.46%) Internet
9 583 (2.03%) TCP/IP
10 536 (1.87%) SSL
11 515 (1.80%) Network Security
12 376 (1.31%) SAN
13 324 (1.13%) Wireless
14 276 (0.96%) VLAN
15 261 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
16 257 (0.90%) SD-WAN
17 227 (0.79%) VoIP
18 162 (0.57%) MPLS
19 143 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
20 133 (0.46%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,003 (17.45%) SQL Server
2 2,602 (9.08%) NoSQL
3 2,004 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
4 1,724 (6.01%) Power BI
5 1,641 (5.72%) Big Data
6 1,438 (5.02%) Relational Database
7 1,413 (4.93%) Data Lake
8 1,373 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
9 1,138 (3.97%) MySQL
10 1,130 (3.94%) MongoDB
11 1,090 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 778 (2.71%) Azure SQL Database
13 698 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 675 (2.35%) Hadoop
15 655 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
16 584 (2.04%) Tableau
17 539 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
18 437 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 376 (1.31%) Redis
20 355 (1.24%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 4,930 (17.20%) Git (software)
2 2,659 (9.28%) Jenkins
3 1,652 (5.76%) JIRA
4 891 (3.11%) Selenium
5 888 (3.10%) Maven
6 813 (2.84%) Octopus Deploy
7 765 (2.67%) TeamCity
8 718 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 659 (2.30%) Visual Studio
10 618 (2.16%) GitLab
11 611 (2.13%) Gradle
12 454 (1.58%) Subversion
13 394 (1.37%) Postman
14 379 (1.32%) JUnit
15 357 (1.25%) CircleCI
16 340 (1.19%) Cypress.io
17 339 (1.18%) SpecFlow
18 329 (1.15%) NUnit
19 313 (1.09%) Mockito
19 313 (1.09%) SonarQube
General
1 6,922 (24.15%) Finance
2 6,494 (22.65%) Social Skills
3 2,451 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1,778 (6.20%) Banking
5 1,507 (5.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1,314 (4.58%) Public Sector
7 1,243 (4.34%) Retail
8 1,242 (4.33%) Marketing
9 1,163 (4.06%) Games
10 1,134 (3.96%) Manufacturing
11 837 (2.92%) Law
12 814 (2.84%) Legal
13 592 (2.07%) Presentation Skills
14 457 (1.59%) Organisational Skills
15 447 (1.56%) Telecoms
16 381 (1.33%) Front Office
17 277 (0.97%) Influencing Skills
18 254 (0.89%) Advertising
18 254 (0.89%) Publishing
19 229 (0.80%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6,496 (22.66%) Developer
2 3,128 (10.91%) Software Engineer
3 2,548 (8.89%) Architect
4 2,237 (7.80%) DevOps Engineer
5 1,748 (6.10%) Senior Developer
6 1,672 (5.83%) Data Engineer
7 1,649 (5.75%) .NET Developer
8 1,573 (5.49%) Analyst
9 1,337 (4.66%) Cloud Engineer
10 1,268 (4.42%) Azure Engineer
11 1,136 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 1,118 (3.90%) Software Developer
13 1,018 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
14 982 (3.43%) Full Stack Developer
15 836 (2.92%) C# Developer
16 828 (2.89%) Consultant
17 816 (2.85%) Java Engineer
18 758 (2.64%) Senior Software Engineer
19 703 (2.45%) Senior DevOps
20 642 (2.24%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,299 (25.46%) .NET
2 4,190 (14.62%) React
3 3,198 (11.16%) HTML
4 3,084 (10.76%) CSS
5 3,010 (10.50%) AngularJS
6 2,910 (10.15%) .NET Core
7 2,601 (9.07%) Node.js
8 2,444 (8.53%) ASP.NET
9 1,931 (6.74%) .NET Framework
10 1,712 (5.97%) RESTful
11 1,624 (5.67%) Spring
12 1,609 (5.61%) REST
13 1,546 (5.39%) Kafka
14 1,040 (3.63%) Web Services
15 990 (3.45%) Entity Framework
16 978 (3.41%) JSON
17 958 (3.34%) ASP.NET Web API
18 810 (2.83%) Vue.js
19 808 (2.82%) jQuery
20 788 (2.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1,606 (5.60%) Public Cloud
2 1,592 (5.55%) Cloud Native
3 1,378 (4.81%) User Experience
4 1,036 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
5 984 (3.43%) Algorithms
6 930 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
7 875 (3.05%) Data Centre
8 815 (2.84%) Management Information System
9 776 (2.71%) Mobile App
10 727 (2.54%) Life Science
11 664 (2.32%) Data Structures
12 537 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
13 490 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
14 445 (1.55%) IoT
15 388 (1.35%) Private Cloud
16 365 (1.27%) Virtual Team
17 338 (1.18%) Hedge funds
18 328 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
19 327 (1.14%) Derivative
20 314 (1.10%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4,796 (16.73%) Windows
2 3,246 (11.32%) Linux
3 2,100 (7.33%) Windows Server
4 868 (3.03%) Unix
5 795 (2.77%) Windows 10
6 662 (2.31%) Android
7 543 (1.89%) Apple iOS
8 451 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 435 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
10 392 (1.37%) Windows Server 2019
11 236 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 236 (0.82%) Ubuntu
12 154 (0.54%) CentOS
13 136 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 125 (0.44%) Mesosphere
15 116 (0.40%) Mac OS
16 111 (0.39%) VMS
17 87 (0.30%) Windows 7
18 59 (0.21%) Solaris
19 54 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12,761 (44.52%) Agile
2 11,294 (39.40%) DevOps
3 7,215 (25.17%) CI/CD
4 5,514 (19.24%) Software Engineering
5 4,225 (14.74%) Microservices
6 3,925 (13.69%) Scrum
7 3,800 (13.26%) Analytics
8 3,769 (13.15%) Mentoring
9 3,759 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
10 3,219 (11.23%) Test Automation
11 2,988 (10.42%) Full Stack Development
12 2,969 (10.36%) TDD
13 2,589 (9.03%) Infrastructure as Code
14 2,408 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
15 2,313 (8.07%) MVC
16 2,216 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
17 2,191 (7.64%) SDLC
18 2,155 (7.52%) Computer Science
19 2,047 (7.14%) Data Science
20 2,015 (7.03%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8,350 (29.13%) SQL
2 7,089 (24.73%) Python
3 6,738 (23.51%) C#
4 6,171 (21.53%) JavaScript
5 5,633 (19.65%) Java
6 3,421 (11.93%) PowerShell
7 2,063 (7.20%) TypeScript
8 1,696 (5.92%) Bash
9 1,539 (5.37%) Go
10 1,185 (4.13%) T-SQL
11 1,072 (3.74%) Ruby
12 706 (2.46%) Scala
13 560 (1.95%) PHP
14 515 (1.80%) Shell Script
15 491 (1.71%) C++
16 463 (1.62%) Kotlin
17 448 (1.56%) Perl
18 419 (1.46%) C
19 396 (1.38%) R
20 361 (1.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2,872 (10.02%) Degree
2 1,388 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 1,059 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 935 (3.26%) SC Cleared
5 854 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 479 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
7 374 (1.30%) CISSP
8 299 (1.04%) MCSE
9 278 (0.97%) TOGAF Certification
10 259 (0.90%) CCNA
11 205 (0.72%) Master's Degree
12 176 (0.61%) CCNP
13 172 (0.60%) CISM
14 157 (0.55%) AWS Certification
15 143 (0.50%) DV Cleared
15 143 (0.50%) MCSA
16 128 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
17 119 (0.42%) ISTQB
18 114 (0.40%) ISEB
19 104 (0.36%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,042 (7.12%) QA
2 687 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 616 (2.15%) SLA
4 589 (2.05%) Data Quality
5 514 (1.79%) GDPR
6 281 (0.98%) NIST
7 257 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
7 257 (0.90%) PCI DSS
8 244 (0.85%) Accessibility
9 130 (0.45%) GRC
10 92 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 62 (0.22%) PMO
12 57 (0.20%) NCSC
13 54 (0.19%) SOC 2
14 53 (0.18%) ISO 9001
15 44 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 36 (0.13%) HL7
17 28 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 27 (0.094%) Actionable Recommendations
18 27 (0.094%) NIST 800
System Software
1 5,491 (19.16%) Docker
2 3,309 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 1,339 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 708 (2.47%) Hyper-V
5 407 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
6 282 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
7 259 (0.90%) vSphere
8 201 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
9 120 (0.42%) XenApp
10 113 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 100 (0.35%) Apache Flume
12 83 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 67 (0.23%) XenDesktop
14 54 (0.19%) BitLocker
15 48 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 47 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 47 (0.16%) Firmware
17 40 (0.14%) Terminal Services
18 39 (0.14%) KVM
19 36 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5,585 (19.48%) Kubernetes
2 4,234 (14.77%) Terraform
3 2,266 (7.90%) Ansible
4 1,004 (3.50%) Puppet
5 960 (3.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 774 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
7 735 (2.56%) SCCM
8 512 (1.79%) Prometheus
9 392 (1.37%) Grafana
10 260 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
11 254 (0.89%) Istio
12 179 (0.62%) Kibana
13 167 (0.58%) Consul
14 166 (0.58%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 162 (0.57%) WSUS
16 132 (0.46%) SCOM
17 128 (0.45%) Automic
18 120 (0.42%) logstash
19 98 (0.34%) Oozie
20 96 (0.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9,683 (33.78%) Microsoft
2 2,600 (9.07%) Google
3 2,048 (7.14%) VMware
4 1,170 (4.08%) Oracle
5 1,065 (3.72%) Databricks
6 1,051 (3.67%) Cisco
7 636 (2.22%) Citrix
8 618 (2.16%) Splunk
9 592 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
10 353 (1.23%) Red Hat
11 344 (1.20%) ServiceNow
12 320 (1.12%) Xamarin
13 312 (1.09%) Veeam
14 311 (1.08%) SAP
15 284 (0.99%) IBM
16 275 (0.96%) Meraki
17 256 (0.89%) Apple
18 242 (0.84%) Adobe
19 237 (0.83%) Dell
19 237 (0.83%) Palo Alto