Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > England
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 13 26
Rank change year-on-year +6 +13 +36
Permanent jobs citing Azure 17,302 16,701 13,557
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 16.21% 12.08% 8.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.60% 43.40% 35.59%
Number of salaries quoted 15,656 14,731 12,358
Median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £34,250 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £82,500
UK median annual salary £56,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.61% +4.55% +10.00%

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 37,127 38,485 38,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 34.77% 27.83% 22.81%
Number of salaries quoted 30,389 30,988 31,559
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 8 April 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 8 April 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 +4 7,944 £67,500 - 731
South East +9 3,145 £55,000 +1.85% 455
North of England +5 2,490 £50,000 - 443
Midlands +8 1,705 £50,000 - 267
North West +8 1,405 £50,000 -4.76% 256
West Midlands +3 1,133 £51,000 -2.86% 161
South West +12 1,070 £47,500 +5.56% 151
Yorkshire +3 940 £50,000 +11.11% 136
East of England +12 909 £52,500 +5.00% 160
East Midlands +9 564 £47,500 +5.56% 105
North East -1 145 £42,176 +0.42% 51
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 7,266 (42.00%) AWS
2 6,680 (38.61%) Microsoft
3 6,479 (37.45%) Agile Software Development
4 5,767 (33.33%) C#
5 5,650 (32.66%) .NET
6 4,931 (28.50%) DevOps
7 4,764 (27.53%) SQL
8 4,201 (24.28%) SQL Server
9 3,971 (22.95%) Windows
10 3,875 (22.40%) JavaScript
11 3,303 (19.09%) Finance
12 3,232 (18.68%) Office 365
13 2,679 (15.48%) AngularJS
14 2,620 (15.14%) Active Directory
15 2,530 (14.62%) Python
16 2,447 (14.14%) ASP.NET
17 2,364 (13.66%) MVC
18 2,299 (13.29%) .NET Core
19 2,298 (13.28%) GCP
20 2,232 (12.90%) VMware
21 2,222 (12.84%) Docker
22 2,204 (12.74%) Microservices
23 2,203 (12.73%) Scrum
24 2,091 (12.09%) PowerShell
25 2,049 (11.84%) TDD
26 1,973 (11.40%) Java
27 1,961 (11.33%) Windows Server
28 1,936 (11.19%) Kubernetes
29 1,919 (11.09%) Software Engineering
30 1,892 (10.94%) 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
1 968 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 616 (3.56%) Elasticsearch
3 581 (3.36%) MS Exchange
4 493 (2.85%) IIS
5 440 (2.54%) Apache Spark
6 327 (1.89%) Confluence
7 268 (1.55%) Skype for Business
8 239 (1.38%) CMS
9 221 (1.28%) Apache
10 204 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
11 176 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
12 107 (0.62%) OpenStack
13 103 (0.60%) Tomcat
14 100 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
15 89 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
16 88 (0.51%) Umbraco
17 66 (0.38%) nginx
18 64 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
19 57 (0.33%) SAS
20 51 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 556 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
2 197 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 63 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (0.18%) Chatbot
6 26 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.046%) Gliffy
7 8 (0.046%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.040%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.023%) Adobe XD
9 4 (0.023%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.023%) InVision
10 3 (0.017%) FileZilla
10 3 (0.017%) Sketch
11 2 (0.012%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.012%) HipChat
11 2 (0.012%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 361 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 111 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.16%) FINCAD Analytics
4 24 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 23 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 22 (0.13%) Magento
7 17 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
8 16 (0.092%) R3 Corda
9 15 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
10 14 (0.081%) WebTrends
11 13 (0.075%) Elite 3E
12 10 (0.058%) Endur
12 10 (0.058%) HFM
12 10 (0.058%) SDL Web 8
13 9 (0.052%) Distributed Ledger
13 9 (0.052%) Oracle FAH
14 8 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
14 8 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
14 8 (0.046%) SAP ERP
14 8 (0.046%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 7,266 (42.00%) AWS
2 3,232 (18.68%) Office 365
3 2,298 (13.28%) GCP
4 1,366 (7.90%) PaaS
5 1,324 (7.65%) SaaS
6 1,093 (6.32%) IaaS
7 1,048 (6.06%) Power Platform
8 921 (5.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 623 (3.60%) Serverless
10 413 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
11 403 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
12 388 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
13 308 (1.78%) GitHub
14 266 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
15 242 (1.40%) OpenShift
16 232 (1.34%) Azure Functions
17 188 (1.09%) OneDrive
18 160 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
19 129 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
20 126 (0.73%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 1,402 (8.10%) Firewall
2 834 (4.82%) DNS
3 601 (3.47%) DHCP
4 596 (3.44%) WAN
5 533 (3.08%) LAN
6 516 (2.98%) VPN
7 515 (2.98%) TCP/IP
8 452 (2.61%) SAN
9 341 (1.97%) Internet
10 340 (1.97%) Network Security
11 330 (1.91%) Skype
12 247 (1.43%) VoIP
13 219 (1.27%) Wireless
14 211 (1.22%) VLAN
15 170 (0.98%) NetScaler
16 168 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
17 159 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
18 141 (0.81%) HTTP
19 128 (0.74%) MPLS
20 97 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,201 (24.28%) SQL Server
2 1,028 (5.94%) NoSQL
3 938 (5.42%) Power BI
4 901 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
5 882 (5.10%) MongoDB
6 834 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 744 (4.30%) Azure SQL Database
8 687 (3.97%) Big Data
9 624 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 590 (3.41%) MySQL
11 529 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 457 (2.64%) Hadoop
13 454 (2.62%) Relational Database
14 438 (2.53%) Data Lake
15 358 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
16 335 (1.94%) SQL Server 2019
17 297 (1.72%) Redis
18 282 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
19 276 (1.60%) Cosmos DB
20 262 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,725 (9.97%) Git (software)
2 1,018 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 692 (4.00%) JIRA
4 584 (3.38%) Visual Studio
5 532 (3.07%) Octopus Deploy
6 517 (2.99%) TeamCity
7 509 (2.94%) Selenium
8 413 (2.39%) Visual Studio Team System
9 408 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 298 (1.72%) SpecFlow
11 275 (1.59%) NUnit
12 248 (1.43%) Bitbucket
13 241 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 183 (1.06%) GitLab
15 173 (1.00%) Cucumber
16 158 (0.91%) Maven
17 136 (0.79%) Artifactory
18 129 (0.75%) JMeter
19 117 (0.68%) Jasmine
20 109 (0.63%) Subversion
General
1 3,303 (19.09%) Finance
2 771 (4.46%) Retail
3 753 (4.35%) Banking
4 532 (3.07%) Public Sector
5 451 (2.61%) Front Office
6 378 (2.18%) Marketing
7 347 (2.01%) Games
8 293 (1.69%) Legal
9 289 (1.67%) Law
10 234 (1.35%) Investment Banking
11 205 (1.18%) Telecoms
12 183 (1.06%) Advertising
13 163 (0.94%) Manufacturing
14 139 (0.80%) Automotive
15 76 (0.44%) Back Office
16 72 (0.42%) Financial Institution
17 71 (0.41%) Local Government
17 71 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
18 61 (0.35%) Billing
19 58 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5,447 (31.48%) Developer
2 2,367 (13.68%) .NET Developer
3 1,969 (11.38%) Architect
4 1,512 (8.74%) C# Developer
5 1,159 (6.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,121 (6.48%) Senior Developer
7 1,028 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 941 (5.44%) C# .NET Developer
9 895 (5.17%) Consultant
10 829 (4.79%) Azure Engineer
11 828 (4.79%) Software Developer
12 821 (4.75%) Analyst
13 735 (4.25%) Software Engineer
14 704 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
15 669 (3.87%) Cloud Engineer
16 551 (3.18%) Azure Developer
17 535 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
18 476 (2.75%) Senior .NET Developer
19 460 (2.66%) Data Engineer
20 453 (2.62%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,650 (32.66%) .NET
2 2,679 (15.48%) AngularJS
3 2,447 (14.14%) ASP.NET
4 2,299 (13.29%) .NET Core
5 1,892 (10.94%) React
6 1,786 (10.32%) HTML
7 1,773 (10.25%) CSS
8 1,535 (8.87%) .NET Framework
9 1,525 (8.81%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,478 (8.54%) Web Services
11 1,419 (8.20%) Node.js
12 1,369 (7.91%) ASP.NET MVC
13 981 (5.67%) Entity Framework
14 918 (5.31%) REST
15 851 (4.92%) RESTful
16 848 (4.90%) Vue.js
17 612 (3.54%) jQuery
18 554 (3.20%) HTML5
19 471 (2.72%) JSON
20 366 (2.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,023 (5.91%) Greenfield Project
2 1,010 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 938 (5.42%) Public Cloud
4 882 (5.10%) Data Centre
5 459 (2.65%) Cloud Native
6 457 (2.64%) User Experience
7 438 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
8 417 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
9 401 (2.32%) Management Information System
10 356 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
11 347 (2.01%) Hedge funds
12 324 (1.87%) Mobile App
13 290 (1.68%) Derivative
13 290 (1.68%) Fixed Income
14 282 (1.63%) Equities
15 269 (1.55%) Private Cloud
16 219 (1.27%) Blog
17 203 (1.17%) Algorithms
18 196 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 174 (1.01%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3,971 (22.95%) Windows
2 1,961 (11.33%) Windows Server
3 1,820 (10.52%) Linux
4 838 (4.84%) Windows 10
5 649 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 595 (3.44%) Windows Server 2016
7 362 (2.09%) Unix
8 311 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 246 (1.42%) Windows 7
10 193 (1.12%) Android
11 178 (1.03%) Windows Server 2019
12 175 (1.01%) Apple iOS
13 160 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 111 (0.64%) CentOS
15 99 (0.57%) Windows 8
16 90 (0.52%) Mac OS X
17 83 (0.48%) VMS
18 78 (0.45%) Ubuntu
19 73 (0.42%) Mac OS
20 70 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,479 (37.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4,931 (28.50%) DevOps
3 2,364 (13.66%) MVC
4 2,204 (12.74%) Microservices
5 2,203 (12.73%) Scrum
6 2,049 (11.84%) TDD
7 1,919 (11.09%) Software Engineering
8 1,591 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
9 1,462 (8.45%) Migration
10 1,383 (7.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 1,369 (7.91%) Test Automation
12 1,368 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
13 1,362 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
14 1,283 (7.42%) Analytics
15 1,209 (6.99%) ITIL
16 1,199 (6.93%) Mentoring
17 1,158 (6.69%) BDD
18 870 (5.03%) Fintech
19 861 (4.98%) SDLC
20 788 (4.55%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5,767 (33.33%) C#
2 4,764 (27.53%) SQL
3 3,875 (22.40%) JavaScript
4 2,530 (14.62%) Python
5 2,091 (12.09%) PowerShell
6 1,973 (11.40%) Java
7 1,076 (6.22%) TypeScript
8 783 (4.53%) T-SQL
9 647 (3.74%) Bash Shell
10 474 (2.74%) Ruby
11 336 (1.94%) C++
12 301 (1.74%) Go
12 301 (1.74%) Scala
13 300 (1.73%) PHP
14 279 (1.61%) R
15 251 (1.45%) C
16 208 (1.20%) F#
17 151 (0.87%) Perl
18 147 (0.85%) VB.NET
19 145 (0.84%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1,261 (7.29%) Degree
2 811 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 503 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
4 401 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 393 (2.27%) MCSE
6 374 (2.16%) Security Cleared
7 329 (1.90%) CCNA
8 308 (1.78%) MCSA
9 248 (1.43%) CISSP
10 243 (1.40%) SC Cleared
11 202 (1.17%) CCNP
12 120 (0.69%) CISM
13 118 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
14 112 (0.65%) MCP
15 111 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 108 (0.62%) AWS Certification
17 92 (0.53%) PhD
18 85 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
19 84 (0.49%) ISTQB
20 77 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 653 (3.77%) QA
2 457 (2.64%) SLA
3 403 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 245 (1.42%) GDPR
5 168 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 127 (0.73%) Data Quality
7 98 (0.57%) NIST
8 62 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
9 46 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 37 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 33 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 29 (0.17%) NCSC
13 25 (0.14%) PMO
14 21 (0.12%) COBIT
15 20 (0.12%) BS25999
16 16 (0.092%) NIST 800
17 15 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 12 (0.069%) JSP 440
19 9 (0.052%) HIPAA
20 8 (0.046%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2,620 (15.14%) Active Directory
2 2,222 (12.84%) Docker
3 1,339 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,061 (6.13%) Hyper-V
5 272 (1.57%) vSphere
6 269 (1.55%) XenApp
7 215 (1.24%) XenDesktop
8 197 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
9 196 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
10 76 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
11 70 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
12 60 (0.35%) Firmware
13 52 (0.30%) VMware NSX
14 51 (0.29%) VirtualBox
15 42 (0.24%) BitLocker
16 41 (0.24%) vCloud
17 40 (0.23%) HDFS
18 37 (0.21%) Terminal Services
19 36 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
20 33 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1,936 (11.19%) Kubernetes
2 1,258 (7.27%) Terraform
3 1,087 (6.28%) Ansible
4 753 (4.35%) SCCM
5 715 (4.13%) Puppet
6 552 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
7 546 (3.16%) Microsoft Intune
8 201 (1.16%) SCOM
9 177 (1.02%) Grafana
10 151 (0.87%) WSUS
11 135 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
12 133 (0.77%) Packer
13 117 (0.68%) Kibana
14 104 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
15 100 (0.58%) Nagios
16 86 (0.50%) Backup Exec
17 83 (0.48%) vCenter Server
18 80 (0.46%) Prometheus
19 57 (0.33%) Consul
20 54 (0.31%) Salt
Vendors
1 6,680 (38.61%) Microsoft
2 2,232 (12.90%) VMware
3 1,398 (8.08%) Google
4 1,084 (6.27%) Cisco
5 810 (4.68%) Citrix
6 737 (4.26%) Oracle
7 361 (2.09%) HP
8 352 (2.03%) Tableau
9 295 (1.71%) IBM
10 262 (1.51%) Databricks
11 245 (1.42%) Xamarin
12 238 (1.38%) Dell
13 229 (1.32%) Veeam
14 227 (1.31%) Meraki
15 216 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
16 213 (1.23%) NetApp
17 209 (1.21%) SAP
18 200 (1.16%) CheckPoint
19 188 (1.09%) Palo Alto
19 188 (1.09%) Splunk