Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > England
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 15 27
Rank change year-on-year +7 +12 +42
Permanent jobs citing Azure 17,338 16,267 12,151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.32% 11.63% 7.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.00% 43.42% 34.25%
Number of salaries quoted 14,468 13,273 10,423
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.52% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £89,150 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +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 38,526 37,463 35,480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 34.05% 26.78% 21.54%
Number of salaries quoted 31,533 30,104 29,710
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +3.96%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

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 16 February 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 16 February 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 +7 7,974 £67,500 - 1,379
South East +9 3,196 £55,000 +4.76% 742
North of England +7 2,453 £50,000 - 802
Midlands +7 1,655 £50,000 - 475
North West +7 1,352 £50,000 -9.09% 470
South West +11 1,077 £45,000 - 314
West Midlands +4 1,065 £50,000 -4.76% 311
East of England +13 949 £52,500 +0.96% 260
Yorkshire +3 947 £50,000 +10.50% 254
East Midlands +8 583 £47,500 +5.56% 159
North East +3 156 £43,500 -0.57% 78
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 7,368 (42.50%) AWS
2 6,821 (39.34%) Microsoft
3 6,312 (36.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5,711 (32.94%) C#
5 5,469 (31.54%) .NET
6 4,782 (27.58%) SQL
7 4,718 (27.21%) DevOps
8 4,186 (24.14%) Windows
9 4,150 (23.94%) SQL Server
10 3,718 (21.44%) JavaScript
11 3,422 (19.74%) Office 365
12 3,199 (18.45%) Finance
13 2,748 (15.85%) Active Directory
14 2,421 (13.96%) AngularJS
15 2,387 (13.77%) Python
16 2,363 (13.63%) ASP.NET
17 2,343 (13.51%) MVC
18 2,293 (13.23%) VMware
19 2,267 (13.08%) GCP
20 2,218 (12.79%) Docker
21 2,096 (12.09%) PowerShell
22 2,077 (11.98%) Microservices
23 2,025 (11.68%) Scrum
24 2,019 (11.64%) Windows Server
25 2,001 (11.54%) .NET Core
26 1,965 (11.33%) Java
27 1,957 (11.29%) TDD
28 1,947 (11.23%) Linux
29 1,873 (10.80%) Kubernetes
30 1,833 (10.57%) HTML

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 1,006 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 649 (3.74%) MS Exchange
3 554 (3.20%) IIS
4 498 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
5 451 (2.60%) Apache Spark
6 344 (1.98%) Confluence
7 302 (1.74%) Skype for Business
8 234 (1.35%) CMS
9 231 (1.33%) Apache
10 208 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
11 193 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
12 120 (0.69%) OpenStack
13 109 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
13 109 (0.63%) Tomcat
14 84 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
15 82 (0.47%) nginx
16 81 (0.47%) Umbraco
17 63 (0.36%) WebSphere
18 62 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
19 56 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 601 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 193 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 88 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 59 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 34 (0.20%) Chatbot
6 22 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.040%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.035%) Gliffy
8 6 (0.035%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.023%) Adobe XD
9 4 (0.023%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.023%) InVision
10 3 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.017%) HipChat
10 3 (0.017%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.012%) FileZilla
11 2 (0.012%) SPSS
11 2 (0.012%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 349 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 100 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 55 (0.32%) FINCAD Analytics
4 36 (0.21%) Magento
5 32 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 24 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 22 (0.13%) WebTrends
8 20 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
8 20 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
9 15 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
10 13 (0.075%) SAP ERP
10 13 (0.075%) SAP Hybris
11 12 (0.069%) Endur
12 11 (0.063%) HFM
13 10 (0.058%) Adobe Campaign
13 10 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
13 10 (0.058%) Oracle FAH
13 10 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
13 10 (0.058%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
14 9 (0.052%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7,368 (42.50%) AWS
2 3,422 (19.74%) Office 365
3 2,267 (13.08%) GCP
4 1,285 (7.41%) PaaS
5 1,137 (6.56%) SaaS
6 1,063 (6.13%) IaaS
7 978 (5.64%) Power Platform
8 931 (5.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 577 (3.33%) Serverless
10 452 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
11 375 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
12 349 (2.01%) Azure Data Factory
13 344 (1.98%) GitHub
14 271 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
15 225 (1.30%) OpenShift
16 222 (1.28%) Azure Functions
17 195 (1.12%) OneDrive
18 157 (0.91%) Amazon S3
19 147 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
20 140 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,453 (8.38%) Firewall
2 906 (5.23%) DNS
3 655 (3.78%) DHCP
4 624 (3.60%) WAN
5 555 (3.20%) LAN
6 553 (3.19%) VPN
7 551 (3.18%) TCP/IP
8 514 (2.96%) SAN
9 377 (2.17%) Skype
10 358 (2.06%) Internet
11 322 (1.86%) Network Security
12 258 (1.49%) VoIP
13 238 (1.37%) VLAN
14 237 (1.37%) Wireless
15 180 (1.04%) NetScaler
16 170 (0.98%) MPLS
17 163 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
18 149 (0.86%) HTTP
19 142 (0.82%) NAS
20 134 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,150 (23.94%) SQL Server
2 1,040 (6.00%) NoSQL
3 976 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
4 883 (5.09%) Power BI
5 839 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 747 (4.31%) Big Data
7 740 (4.27%) Azure SQL Database
8 723 (4.17%) MongoDB
9 643 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 544 (3.14%) Relational Database
11 533 (3.07%) MySQL
12 499 (2.88%) Hadoop
13 485 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 416 (2.40%) Data Lake
15 411 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
16 290 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
17 276 (1.59%) Redis
18 273 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
19 262 (1.51%) Cosmos DB
20 214 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,713 (9.88%) Git (software)
2 1,052 (6.07%) Jenkins
3 719 (4.15%) JIRA
4 631 (3.64%) Visual Studio
5 538 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
5 538 (3.10%) TeamCity
6 492 (2.84%) Selenium
7 479 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 476 (2.75%) Visual Studio Team System
9 318 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 286 (1.65%) NUnit
11 236 (1.36%) SpecFlow
12 227 (1.31%) Bitbucket
13 175 (1.01%) Cucumber
14 167 (0.96%) GitLab
15 163 (0.94%) Maven
16 153 (0.88%) Subversion
17 132 (0.76%) Artifactory
18 121 (0.70%) JMeter
19 105 (0.61%) Jasmine
General
1 3,199 (18.45%) Finance
2 827 (4.77%) Retail
3 708 (4.08%) Banking
4 565 (3.26%) Public Sector
5 448 (2.58%) Marketing
6 422 (2.43%) Front Office
7 288 (1.66%) Legal
8 284 (1.64%) Games
9 252 (1.45%) Law
10 218 (1.26%) Telecoms
11 180 (1.04%) Advertising
12 178 (1.03%) Manufacturing
13 176 (1.02%) Investment Banking
14 172 (0.99%) Automotive
15 78 (0.45%) Billing
16 64 (0.37%) Electronics
17 63 (0.36%) Local Government
18 62 (0.36%) Financial Institution
19 61 (0.35%) Back Office
20 58 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5,248 (30.27%) Developer
2 2,198 (12.68%) .NET Developer
3 2,063 (11.90%) Architect
4 1,497 (8.63%) C# Developer
5 1,125 (6.49%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,109 (6.40%) Senior Developer
7 1,043 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 936 (5.40%) Consultant
9 901 (5.20%) C# .NET Developer
10 836 (4.82%) Azure Engineer
11 807 (4.65%) Software Developer
12 804 (4.64%) Analyst
13 734 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
14 711 (4.10%) Software Engineer
15 672 (3.88%) Cloud Engineer
16 526 (3.03%) Azure Developer
17 522 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
18 520 (3.00%) Support Engineer
19 468 (2.70%) Cloud Architect
19 468 (2.70%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,469 (31.54%) .NET
2 2,421 (13.96%) AngularJS
3 2,363 (13.63%) ASP.NET
4 2,001 (11.54%) .NET Core
5 1,833 (10.57%) HTML
6 1,829 (10.55%) CSS
7 1,634 (9.42%) React
8 1,421 (8.20%) Web Services
9 1,417 (8.17%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,403 (8.09%) .NET Framework
11 1,339 (7.72%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1,247 (7.19%) Node.js
13 914 (5.27%) REST
14 863 (4.98%) Entity Framework
15 857 (4.94%) RESTful
16 660 (3.81%) Vue.js
17 602 (3.47%) jQuery
18 508 (2.93%) HTML5
19 453 (2.61%) JSON
20 369 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,029 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
2 983 (5.67%) Data Centre
3 970 (5.59%) Greenfield Project
4 934 (5.39%) Public Cloud
5 470 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
6 458 (2.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 442 (2.55%) Cloud Native
8 437 (2.52%) User Experience
9 397 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
9 397 (2.29%) Management Information System
10 317 (1.83%) Hedge funds
11 314 (1.81%) Mobile App
12 269 (1.55%) Fixed Income
13 265 (1.53%) Derivative
14 261 (1.51%) Private Cloud
15 256 (1.48%) Equities
16 217 (1.25%) Blog
17 204 (1.18%) Clustering
18 188 (1.08%) Algorithms
19 167 (0.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4,186 (24.14%) Windows
2 2,019 (11.64%) Windows Server
3 1,947 (11.23%) Linux
4 895 (5.16%) Windows 10
5 685 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 448 (2.58%) Unix
7 354 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 267 (1.54%) Windows 7
9 193 (1.11%) Android
10 175 (1.01%) Apple iOS
11 159 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 129 (0.74%) CentOS
13 112 (0.65%) Windows 8
14 95 (0.55%) VMS
15 85 (0.49%) Mac OS X
16 82 (0.47%) Ubuntu
17 81 (0.47%) Mac OS
18 80 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
19 50 (0.29%) Solaris
20 39 (0.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,312 (36.41%) Agile Software Development
2 4,718 (27.21%) DevOps
3 2,343 (13.51%) MVC
4 2,077 (11.98%) Microservices
5 2,025 (11.68%) Scrum
6 1,957 (11.29%) TDD
7 1,823 (10.51%) Software Engineering
8 1,760 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
9 1,544 (8.91%) Migration
10 1,400 (8.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 1,387 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
12 1,379 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
13 1,313 (7.57%) ITIL
13 1,313 (7.57%) Test Automation
14 1,303 (7.52%) Mentoring
15 1,282 (7.39%) Analytics
16 1,033 (5.96%) BDD
17 887 (5.12%) SDLC
18 820 (4.73%) ETL
19 798 (4.60%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5,711 (32.94%) C#
2 4,782 (27.58%) SQL
3 3,718 (21.44%) JavaScript
4 2,387 (13.77%) Python
5 2,096 (12.09%) PowerShell
6 1,965 (11.33%) Java
7 897 (5.17%) TypeScript
8 769 (4.44%) T-SQL
9 669 (3.86%) Bash Shell
10 500 (2.88%) Ruby
11 361 (2.08%) C++
12 303 (1.75%) Go
13 296 (1.71%) PHP
14 269 (1.55%) C
15 268 (1.55%) Scala
16 259 (1.49%) R
17 174 (1.00%) F#
18 172 (0.99%) VB.NET
19 161 (0.93%) PL/SQL
20 151 (0.87%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,315 (7.58%) Degree
2 836 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 546 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
4 430 (2.48%) MCSE
5 416 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 360 (2.08%) CCNA
6 360 (2.08%) Security Cleared
7 335 (1.93%) MCSA
8 252 (1.45%) CCNP
9 230 (1.33%) SC Cleared
10 214 (1.23%) CISSP
11 152 (0.88%) MCP
12 146 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 112 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
14 106 (0.61%) CISM
15 99 (0.57%) AWS Certification
16 80 (0.46%) ISTQB
17 76 (0.44%) PhD
18 73 (0.42%) MCITP
19 67 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 599 (3.45%) QA
2 525 (3.03%) SLA
3 339 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 216 (1.25%) GDPR
5 167 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 149 (0.86%) Data Quality
7 83 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
8 82 (0.47%) NIST
9 40 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 33 (0.19%) COBIT
11 30 (0.17%) PMO
12 29 (0.17%) NCSC
13 28 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 25 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 16 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 11 (0.063%) JSP 440
17 8 (0.046%) ISO 31000
17 8 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 8 (0.046%) PMBOK
18 6 (0.035%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2,748 (15.85%) Active Directory
2 2,218 (12.79%) Docker
3 1,409 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,105 (6.37%) Hyper-V
5 291 (1.68%) XenApp
6 284 (1.64%) vSphere
7 224 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
8 222 (1.28%) XenDesktop
9 189 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
10 102 (0.59%) Firmware
11 78 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 70 (0.40%) HDFS
13 64 (0.37%) VirtualBox
14 58 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
15 54 (0.31%) VMware NSX
16 44 (0.25%) vCloud
17 43 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 37 (0.21%) Terminal Services
18 37 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
19 31 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,873 (10.80%) Kubernetes
2 1,256 (7.24%) Terraform
3 1,126 (6.49%) Ansible
4 814 (4.69%) Puppet
5 783 (4.52%) SCCM
6 616 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
7 544 (3.14%) Microsoft Intune
8 212 (1.22%) SCOM
9 176 (1.02%) Grafana
10 169 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
11 167 (0.96%) WSUS
12 138 (0.80%) Packer
13 127 (0.73%) Nagios
14 102 (0.59%) Prometheus
15 97 (0.56%) Kibana
16 92 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
17 89 (0.51%) Consul
18 78 (0.45%) vCenter Server
19 74 (0.43%) ZABBIX
20 68 (0.39%) Graphite
Vendors
1 6,821 (39.34%) Microsoft
2 2,293 (13.23%) VMware
3 1,378 (7.95%) Google
4 1,147 (6.62%) Cisco
5 829 (4.78%) Citrix
6 784 (4.52%) Oracle
7 331 (1.91%) HP
8 330 (1.90%) Tableau
9 297 (1.71%) IBM
10 249 (1.44%) Veeam
11 243 (1.40%) Meraki
12 239 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
13 232 (1.34%) SAP
14 226 (1.30%) Dell
15 224 (1.29%) Databricks
16 222 (1.28%) NetApp
17 215 (1.24%) CheckPoint
18 208 (1.20%) Splunk
19 201 (1.16%) Xamarin
20 185 (1.07%) Palo Alto