Period
to 17 January 2022

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

Microsoft Azure
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 5 3 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 +7
Permanent jobs citing Azure 22,066 11,316 17,520
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 20.26% 20.46% 15.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.12% 49.34% 44.17%
Number of salaries quoted 16,536 9,723 14,648
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,750
25th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £57,275
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +0.39% -0.39%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £61,898 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.65% +4.55% -4.35%

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 47,843 22,933 39,663
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.94% 41.47% 33.99%
Number of salaries quoted 33,796 19,787 32,821
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £92,500
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 January 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 17 January 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
Job
Vacancies
London -1 9,773 £75,000 +7.14% 1,630
South East -1 3,990 £57,500 +4.55% 692
North of England +1 3,348 £53,000 +7.07% 781
Midlands -2 2,181 £52,500 +5.00% 539
North West +1 1,739 £55,000 +10.00% 416
West Midlands -2 1,486 £55,000 +10.00% 370
South West 0 1,374 £49,500 - 263
Yorkshire 0 1,357 £52,500 +10.53% 263
East of England -1 851 £55,000 +12.24% 297
East Midlands 0 686 £47,500 - 166
North East 0 258 £50,000 +11.11% 102
South Coast - 3 - -
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 9,080 (41.15%) AWS
2 8,509 (38.56%) DevOps
3 8,494 (38.49%) Agile Software Development
4 7,712 (34.95%) Microsoft
5 6,082 (27.56%) C#
6 6,026 (27.31%) SQL
7 5,458 (24.73%) .NET
8 4,496 (20.38%) Python
9 4,438 (20.11%) Social Skills
10 4,295 (19.46%) JavaScript
11 4,214 (19.10%) Windows
12 4,195 (19.01%) GCP
13 4,081 (18.49%) Finance
14 4,057 (18.39%) SQL Server
15 3,761 (17.04%) Microsoft 365
16 3,657 (16.57%) Kubernetes
17 3,524 (15.97%) Software Engineering
18 3,472 (15.73%) Docker
19 3,222 (14.60%) Java
20 3,139 (14.23%) Active Directory
21 3,017 (13.67%) React
22 3,014 (13.66%) Microservices
23 2,969 (13.46%) Terraform
24 2,898 (13.13%) Analytics
25 2,830 (12.83%) PowerShell
26 2,581 (11.70%) Git (software)
27 2,566 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
28 2,477 (11.23%) Scrum
29 2,411 (10.93%) Linux
30 2,402 (10.89%) Full Stack Development

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 1,256 (5.69%) SharePoint
2 518 (2.35%) Apache Spark
3 462 (2.09%) IIS
4 396 (1.79%) MS Exchange
5 383 (1.74%) Confluence
6 379 (1.72%) Apache
7 340 (1.54%) CMS
8 334 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
9 190 (0.86%) Apache Airflow
10 133 (0.60%) Umbraco
11 112 (0.51%) Tomcat
12 104 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
13 100 (0.45%) SAS
14 93 (0.42%) Skype for Business
15 74 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
16 71 (0.32%) nginx
17 69 (0.31%) WordPress
18 63 (0.29%) GeoServer
19 61 (0.28%) EPiServer
20 56 (0.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 670 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
2 368 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 101 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 71 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 45 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 40 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 29 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (0.036%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.027%) Adobe XD
11 5 (0.023%) Sketch
12 4 (0.018%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.018%) Campfire
12 4 (0.018%) InVision
13 3 (0.014%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.005%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.005%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.005%) Simulink
14 1 (0.005%) SPSS
14 1 (0.005%) Weka
Business Applications
1 271 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 127 (0.58%) Sentinel
3 42 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 40 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 36 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
6 31 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 26 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 25 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 22 (0.100%) Magento
10 21 (0.095%) Maximo
10 21 (0.095%) SAP S/4HANA
11 19 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 16 (0.073%) Oracle EBS R12
12 16 (0.073%) R3 Corda
13 15 (0.068%) Oracle ERP
14 12 (0.054%) Primavera
14 12 (0.054%) SAP Business One
15 11 (0.050%) SAP Business ByDesign
16 10 (0.045%) JDE OneWorld
16 10 (0.045%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 9,080 (41.15%) AWS
2 4,195 (19.01%) GCP
3 3,761 (17.04%) Microsoft 365
4 2,045 (9.27%) Power Platform
5 1,890 (8.57%) SaaS
6 1,801 (8.16%) Serverless
7 1,665 (7.55%) PaaS
8 1,496 (6.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 1,328 (6.02%) IaaS
10 1,110 (5.03%) GitHub
11 1,025 (4.65%) Azure Data Factory
12 636 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
13 594 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
14 563 (2.55%) Azure Service Bus
15 535 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
16 507 (2.30%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 497 (2.25%) Azure Monitor
18 492 (2.23%) Azure Functions
19 469 (2.13%) Azure Synapse Analytics
20 458 (2.08%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,434 (6.50%) Firewall
2 955 (4.33%) DNS
3 704 (3.19%) DHCP
4 679 (3.08%) WAN
5 655 (2.97%) VPN
6 618 (2.80%) LAN
7 471 (2.13%) Network Security
8 455 (2.06%) TCP/IP
9 363 (1.65%) SAN
10 283 (1.28%) HTTP
11 271 (1.23%) VLAN
12 250 (1.13%) VoIP
13 248 (1.12%) Wireless
14 240 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
15 238 (1.08%) Internet
16 154 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
17 129 (0.58%) MPLS
17 129 (0.58%) Skype
18 126 (0.57%) SSL
18 126 (0.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,057 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 1,662 (7.53%) Power BI
3 1,398 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
4 1,251 (5.67%) NoSQL
5 1,020 (4.62%) Big Data
6 1,004 (4.55%) Data Lake
7 973 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 913 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
9 815 (3.69%) MongoDB
10 790 (3.58%) MySQL
11 777 (3.52%) Azure SQL Database
12 770 (3.49%) Relational Database
13 570 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 424 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 401 (1.82%) Tableau
16 347 (1.57%) Hadoop
17 284 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
18 269 (1.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 264 (1.20%) Redis
20 252 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2,581 (11.70%) Git (software)
2 1,680 (7.61%) Jenkins
3 896 (4.06%) JIRA
4 673 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
5 615 (2.79%) TeamCity
6 578 (2.62%) Selenium
7 543 (2.46%) Visual Studio
8 526 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 418 (1.89%) GitLab
10 287 (1.30%) Postman
11 284 (1.29%) Cypress.io
12 282 (1.28%) NUnit
13 266 (1.21%) SpecFlow
14 263 (1.19%) Maven
15 206 (0.93%) webpack
16 204 (0.92%) JUnit
17 201 (0.91%) SonarQube
18 197 (0.89%) Cucumber
19 191 (0.87%) Bitbucket
19 191 (0.87%) Moq
General
1 4,438 (20.11%) Social Skills
2 4,081 (18.49%) Finance
3 1,571 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
4 808 (3.66%) Retail
5 747 (3.39%) Banking
6 649 (2.94%) Law
7 641 (2.90%) Public Sector
8 628 (2.85%) Marketing
9 539 (2.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 437 (1.98%) Legal
11 408 (1.85%) Manufacturing
12 373 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
13 366 (1.66%) Organisational Skills
14 340 (1.54%) Telecoms
15 280 (1.27%) Front Office
16 271 (1.23%) Games
17 247 (1.12%) Publishing
18 229 (1.04%) Documentation Skills
19 194 (0.88%) Advertising
20 179 (0.81%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 5,701 (25.84%) Developer
2 2,313 (10.48%) Architect
3 1,714 (7.77%) Software Engineer
4 1,628 (7.38%) .NET Developer
5 1,576 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,501 (6.80%) Senior Developer
7 1,303 (5.91%) Analyst
8 1,229 (5.57%) Azure Engineer
9 1,163 (5.27%) Data Engineer
10 1,098 (4.98%) C# Developer
11 1,019 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
12 1,004 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 865 (3.92%) Full Stack Developer
14 852 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
15 835 (3.78%) Consultant
16 825 (3.74%) Software Developer
17 613 (2.78%) Support Engineer
18 578 (2.62%) Azure Developer
19 564 (2.56%) Azure Architect
20 563 (2.55%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,458 (24.73%) .NET
2 3,017 (13.67%) React
3 2,324 (10.53%) .NET Core
4 2,137 (9.68%) AngularJS
5 1,618 (7.33%) HTML
6 1,591 (7.21%) CSS
7 1,575 (7.14%) Node.js
8 1,456 (6.60%) ASP.NET
9 1,421 (6.44%) .NET Framework
10 1,184 (5.37%) REST
11 1,071 (4.85%) RESTful
12 942 (4.27%) Kafka
13 928 (4.21%) Web Services
14 791 (3.58%) Spring
15 759 (3.44%) ASP.NET Web API
16 757 (3.43%) Vue.js
17 713 (3.23%) JSON
18 685 (3.10%) Entity Framework
19 553 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
20 540 (2.45%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1,193 (5.41%) Public Cloud
2 1,007 (4.56%) User Experience
3 940 (4.26%) Cloud Native
4 861 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
5 674 (3.05%) Data Centre
6 664 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
7 595 (2.70%) Management Information System
8 550 (2.49%) Mobile App
9 459 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
10 315 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
11 285 (1.29%) Data Structures
12 282 (1.28%) Virtual Team
13 279 (1.26%) Algorithms
14 231 (1.05%) Clustering
14 231 (1.05%) Equities
15 227 (1.03%) Hedge funds
16 205 (0.93%) Private Cloud
17 197 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 192 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
19 188 (0.85%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 4,214 (19.10%) Windows
2 2,411 (10.93%) Linux
3 1,940 (8.79%) Windows Server
4 888 (4.02%) Windows 10
5 624 (2.83%) Unix
6 523 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 493 (2.23%) Windows Server 2016
8 449 (2.03%) Windows Server 2019
9 341 (1.55%) Android
10 288 (1.31%) Apple iOS
11 229 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 202 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 166 (0.75%) Mac OS
14 141 (0.64%) Ubuntu
15 133 (0.60%) VMS
16 123 (0.56%) Windows 7
17 99 (0.45%) CentOS
18 65 (0.29%) Mac OS X
19 49 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
20 33 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8,509 (38.56%) DevOps
2 8,494 (38.49%) Agile Software Development
3 3,524 (15.97%) Software Engineering
4 3,014 (13.66%) Microservices
5 2,898 (13.13%) Analytics
6 2,566 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
7 2,477 (11.23%) Scrum
8 2,402 (10.89%) Full Stack Development
9 2,098 (9.51%) Business Intelligence
10 2,044 (9.26%) TDD
11 1,986 (9.00%) Test Automation
12 1,978 (8.96%) Mentoring
13 1,813 (8.22%) Infrastructure as Code
14 1,517 (6.87%) Migration
15 1,494 (6.77%) SDLC
16 1,416 (6.42%) ITIL
17 1,405 (6.37%) Cybersecurity
18 1,403 (6.36%) MVC
19 1,378 (6.24%) Continuous Integration
20 1,372 (6.22%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6,082 (27.56%) C#
2 6,026 (27.31%) SQL
3 4,496 (20.38%) Python
4 4,295 (19.46%) JavaScript
5 3,222 (14.60%) Java
6 2,830 (12.83%) PowerShell
7 1,565 (7.09%) TypeScript
8 1,108 (5.02%) Bash
9 934 (4.23%) T-SQL
10 769 (3.48%) Go
11 639 (2.90%) Scala
12 518 (2.35%) C++
13 502 (2.27%) C
14 443 (2.01%) Ruby
15 432 (1.96%) PHP
16 391 (1.77%) Kotlin
17 315 (1.43%) R
18 313 (1.42%) Shell Script
19 257 (1.16%) Perl
20 226 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,979 (8.97%) Degree
2 1,108 (5.02%) Security Cleared
3 882 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 870 (3.94%) SC Cleared
5 513 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 511 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
7 349 (1.58%) CISSP
8 247 (1.12%) MCSE
9 234 (1.06%) CCNA
10 192 (0.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 189 (0.86%) MCSA
12 162 (0.73%) AWS Certification
13 159 (0.72%) ISEB
14 140 (0.63%) Master's Degree
15 135 (0.61%) ISTQB
16 131 (0.59%) CCNP
17 124 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
18 104 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
19 103 (0.47%) CISM
20 100 (0.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,382 (6.26%) QA
2 559 (2.53%) SLA
3 439 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 431 (1.95%) GDPR
5 370 (1.68%) Data Quality
6 210 (0.95%) NIST
7 193 (0.87%) Accessibility
8 185 (0.84%) PCI DSS
9 158 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
10 58 (0.26%) GRC
11 55 (0.25%) NCSC
12 52 (0.24%) PMO
13 51 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 38 (0.17%) GxP
15 36 (0.16%) COBIT
16 32 (0.15%) SOC 2
17 30 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 26 (0.12%) HL7
19 25 (0.11%) CDISC
20 24 (0.11%) IASME
System Software
1 3,472 (15.73%) Docker
2 3,139 (14.23%) Active Directory
3 1,380 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 779 (3.53%) Hyper-V
5 301 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
6 262 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
7 238 (1.08%) vSphere
8 197 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
9 107 (0.48%) XenApp
10 90 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
11 68 (0.31%) HDFS
12 66 (0.30%) XenDesktop
13 52 (0.24%) BitLocker
14 30 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 29 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
15 29 (0.13%) VMware NSX
15 29 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
16 27 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
17 26 (0.12%) KVM
18 25 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3,657 (16.57%) Kubernetes
2 2,969 (13.46%) Terraform
3 1,599 (7.25%) Ansible
4 893 (4.05%) Microsoft Intune
5 735 (3.33%) SCCM
6 691 (3.13%) Puppet
7 542 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
8 423 (1.92%) Grafana
9 300 (1.36%) Prometheus
10 224 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
11 167 (0.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 136 (0.62%) WSUS
13 128 (0.58%) SCOM
14 105 (0.48%) Istio
15 85 (0.39%) Kibana
16 84 (0.38%) Nagios
17 77 (0.35%) Consul
18 71 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
19 61 (0.28%) vCenter Server
20 58 (0.26%) logstash
Vendors
1 7,712 (34.95%) Microsoft
2 2,190 (9.92%) VMware
3 1,643 (7.45%) Google
4 1,067 (4.84%) Oracle
5 962 (4.36%) Databricks
6 852 (3.86%) Cisco
7 744 (3.37%) Citrix
8 353 (1.60%) Veeam
9 340 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
10 334 (1.51%) Red Hat
11 324 (1.47%) SAP
12 296 (1.34%) Apple
13 277 (1.26%) HP
14 255 (1.16%) ServiceNow
15 254 (1.15%) IBM
16 234 (1.06%) Dell
17 212 (0.96%) Adobe
18 196 (0.89%) Splunk
19 186 (0.84%) Meraki
20 166 (0.75%) Informatica