Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > England
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 8 15
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 +12
Permanent jobs citing Azure 13,430 17,526 16,211
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 20.26% 15.46% 11.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.58% 45.13% 43.31%
Number of salaries quoted 13,838 16,032 14,629
Median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +9.52%

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 27,090 38,835 37,434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.86% 34.25% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 22,943 32,249 30,526
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +2 5,330 £70,000 +3.70% 1,193
South East +6 2,595 £55,000 - 586
North of England +4 2,168 £48,000 -4.00% 766
Midlands +3 1,466 £50,000 - 466
South West +6 1,093 £50,000 +11.11% 250
West Midlands +2 993 £50,000 -4.76% 327
North West +3 992 £50,000 - 418
Yorkshire +6 966 £47,500 -5.00% 233
East of England 0 479 £50,000 -4.76% 188
East Midlands +2 468 £47,500 - 137
North East +9 212 £47,500 +10.47% 116
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 5,026 (37.42%) AWS
2 4,908 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
3 4,868 (36.25%) DevOps
4 4,820 (35.89%) Microsoft
5 4,035 (30.04%) C#
6 3,972 (29.58%) .NET
7 3,967 (29.54%) SQL
8 3,034 (22.59%) JavaScript
9 2,721 (20.26%) Windows
10 2,675 (19.92%) SQL Server
11 2,245 (16.72%) Python
12 2,207 (16.43%) Microsoft 365
13 2,200 (16.38%) Finance
14 2,089 (15.55%) GCP
15 2,079 (15.48%) Kubernetes
16 2,048 (15.25%) Docker
17 2,003 (14.91%) Active Directory
18 1,817 (13.53%) .NET Core
19 1,781 (13.26%) PowerShell
20 1,773 (13.20%) Microservices
21 1,664 (12.39%) Software Engineering
22 1,647 (12.26%) VMware
23 1,644 (12.24%) AngularJS
24 1,606 (11.96%) Terraform
25 1,509 (11.24%) Java
26 1,491 (11.10%) CSS
27 1,452 (10.81%) React
28 1,411 (10.51%) HTML
29 1,396 (10.39%) Scrum
30 1,385 (10.31%) Windows Server

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
1 929 (6.92%) SharePoint
2 357 (2.66%) MS Exchange
3 335 (2.49%) IIS
4 316 (2.35%) Apache Spark
5 250 (1.86%) Confluence
6 236 (1.76%) Apache
7 232 (1.73%) CMS
8 200 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
9 111 (0.83%) Umbraco
10 105 (0.78%) NServiceBus
11 82 (0.61%) SAS
12 79 (0.59%) Skype for Business
13 71 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
14 66 (0.49%) WordPress
15 63 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
16 56 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
17 55 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
18 53 (0.39%) OpenStack
19 51 (0.38%) EPiServer
20 49 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 357 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 173 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 38 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 23 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 13 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (0.089%) InVision
8 12 (0.089%) Sketch
9 9 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.060%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.060%) SPSS
11 7 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (0.037%) Figma
13 4 (0.030%) Adobe XD
14 2 (0.015%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.007%) Adobe Illustrator
15 1 (0.007%) FrameMaker
15 1 (0.007%) Revit
15 1 (0.007%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 231 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (0.23%) R3 Corda
3 31 (0.23%) Sentinel
4 25 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 24 (0.18%) Magento
6 23 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 23 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 18 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
8 14 (0.10%) Actimize
8 14 (0.10%) nopCommerce
9 13 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
9 13 (0.097%) Payment Gateway
9 13 (0.097%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 11 (0.082%) Workfront
11 8 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
12 7 (0.052%) Eikon
12 7 (0.052%) Maximo
12 7 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
13 6 (0.045%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 5,026 (37.42%) AWS
2 2,207 (16.43%) Microsoft 365
3 2,089 (15.55%) GCP
4 1,141 (8.50%) PaaS
5 1,103 (8.21%) Power Platform
6 1,087 (8.09%) SaaS
7 971 (7.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 913 (6.80%) IaaS
9 746 (5.55%) Serverless
10 467 (3.48%) Azure Data Factory
11 395 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
12 336 (2.50%) Azure Functions
13 287 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
14 252 (1.88%) GitHub
15 207 (1.54%) OneDrive
16 203 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
16 203 (1.51%) PowerApps
17 182 (1.36%) Logic Apps
18 180 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
19 138 (1.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 980 (7.30%) Firewall
2 636 (4.74%) DNS
3 391 (2.91%) DHCP
4 384 (2.86%) WAN
5 351 (2.61%) VPN
6 328 (2.44%) LAN
7 305 (2.27%) SAN
8 304 (2.26%) TCP/IP
9 246 (1.83%) VLAN
10 223 (1.66%) Skype
11 215 (1.60%) HTTP
12 200 (1.49%) Network Security
13 172 (1.28%) Internet
14 147 (1.09%) VoIP
15 117 (0.87%) Wireless
16 112 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
17 96 (0.71%) OSPF
18 88 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
19 82 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
20 81 (0.60%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,675 (19.92%) SQL Server
2 877 (6.53%) Data Warehouse
3 803 (5.98%) Power BI
4 737 (5.49%) NoSQL
5 688 (5.12%) Azure SQL Database
6 627 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 579 (4.31%) Big Data
8 523 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 471 (3.51%) Data Lake
10 454 (3.38%) MongoDB
11 426 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
12 416 (3.10%) MySQL
13 339 (2.52%) Relational Database
14 327 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 310 (2.31%) Cosmos DB
16 298 (2.22%) Hadoop
17 217 (1.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 211 (1.57%) Tableau
19 204 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
20 197 (1.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,317 (9.81%) Git (software)
2 945 (7.04%) Jenkins
3 449 (3.34%) JIRA
4 442 (3.29%) Visual Studio
5 378 (2.81%) Octopus Deploy
6 375 (2.79%) Selenium
7 340 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 337 (2.51%) TeamCity
9 233 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
10 213 (1.59%) GitLab
11 161 (1.20%) Bitbucket
12 141 (1.05%) SpecFlow
13 136 (1.01%) NUnit
14 130 (0.97%) Artifactory
14 130 (0.97%) Maven
15 122 (0.91%) Postman
16 105 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 101 (0.75%) Cypress.io
18 94 (0.70%) Subversion
19 86 (0.64%) webpack
General
1 2,200 (16.38%) Finance
2 547 (4.07%) Public Sector
3 506 (3.77%) Banking
4 327 (2.43%) Retail
5 307 (2.29%) Marketing
6 278 (2.07%) Law
7 254 (1.89%) Games
8 243 (1.81%) Telecoms
9 198 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 169 (1.26%) Front Office
11 157 (1.17%) Legal
12 131 (0.98%) Electronics
13 108 (0.80%) Publishing
14 92 (0.69%) Advertising
15 87 (0.65%) Automotive
16 69 (0.51%) Back Office
17 63 (0.47%) Investment Banking
18 49 (0.36%) Private Banking
19 48 (0.36%) Local Government
19 48 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4,132 (30.77%) Developer
2 1,414 (10.53%) .NET Developer
3 1,367 (10.18%) Architect
4 1,119 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 1,090 (8.12%) Azure Engineer
6 967 (7.20%) Senior Developer
7 924 (6.88%) C# Developer
8 716 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 691 (5.15%) Software Engineer
10 679 (5.06%) Analyst
11 648 (4.83%) Software Developer
12 596 (4.44%) Full Stack Developer
13 569 (4.24%) C# .NET Developer
14 557 (4.15%) Cloud Engineer
15 538 (4.01%) Data Engineer
16 517 (3.85%) Consultant
17 480 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
18 450 (3.35%) Azure Developer
19 401 (2.99%) Support Engineer
20 396 (2.95%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,972 (29.58%) .NET
2 1,817 (13.53%) .NET Core
3 1,644 (12.24%) AngularJS
4 1,491 (11.10%) CSS
5 1,452 (10.81%) React
6 1,411 (10.51%) HTML
7 1,227 (9.14%) ASP.NET
8 1,073 (7.99%) Web Services
9 1,024 (7.62%) .NET Framework
10 776 (5.78%) REST
11 714 (5.32%) Node.js
12 699 (5.20%) ASP.NET Web API
13 643 (4.79%) Vue.js
14 558 (4.15%) jQuery
15 519 (3.86%) ASP.NET MVC
16 509 (3.79%) RESTful
17 471 (3.51%) Entity Framework
18 423 (3.15%) HTML5
19 379 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 364 (2.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 747 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 650 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
3 578 (4.30%) Public Cloud
4 401 (2.99%) Cloud Native
5 397 (2.96%) Data Centre
6 337 (2.51%) User Experience
7 322 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 303 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 285 (2.12%) Mobile App
10 271 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
11 193 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
12 147 (1.09%) Blog
12 147 (1.09%) Private Cloud
13 130 (0.97%) Hedge funds
14 129 (0.96%) Clustering
15 127 (0.95%) Algorithms
16 122 (0.91%) N-Tier
17 118 (0.88%) Data Structures
18 115 (0.86%) Derivative
19 112 (0.83%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2,721 (20.26%) Windows
2 1,385 (10.31%) Windows Server
3 1,311 (9.76%) Linux
4 465 (3.46%) Windows 10
5 369 (2.75%) Windows Server 2016
6 362 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 311 (2.32%) Unix
8 225 (1.68%) Windows Server 2019
9 190 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 159 (1.18%) Android
11 148 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 118 (0.88%) CentOS
13 116 (0.86%) Ubuntu
14 113 (0.84%) Windows 7
15 93 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 54 (0.40%) Mac OS
17 45 (0.34%) VMS
18 39 (0.29%) Windows 8
19 38 (0.28%) Mac OS X
20 14 (0.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,908 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4,868 (36.25%) DevOps
3 1,773 (13.20%) Microservices
4 1,664 (12.39%) Software Engineering
5 1,396 (10.39%) Scrum
6 1,323 (9.85%) Analytics
7 1,243 (9.26%) TDD
8 1,237 (9.21%) MVC
9 1,224 (9.11%) Business Intelligence
10 1,127 (8.39%) Test Automation
11 1,106 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
12 1,104 (8.22%) Migration
13 1,090 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
14 916 (6.82%) Mentoring
15 906 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 840 (6.25%) Infrastructure as Code
17 770 (5.73%) ITIL
18 738 (5.50%) ETL
19 684 (5.09%) SDLC
20 663 (4.94%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 4,035 (30.04%) C#
2 3,967 (29.54%) SQL
3 3,034 (22.59%) JavaScript
4 2,245 (16.72%) Python
5 1,781 (13.26%) PowerShell
6 1,509 (11.24%) Java
7 783 (5.83%) TypeScript
8 687 (5.12%) T-SQL
9 465 (3.46%) Bash Shell
10 401 (2.99%) Go
11 328 (2.44%) C++
12 306 (2.28%) PHP
13 296 (2.20%) Ruby
14 249 (1.85%) R
15 218 (1.62%) Scala
16 154 (1.15%) C
17 136 (1.01%) Shell Script
18 119 (0.89%) Kotlin
19 114 (0.85%) PL/SQL
20 102 (0.76%) ES6
Qualifications
1 944 (7.03%) Degree
2 538 (4.01%) Security Cleared
3 462 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 417 (3.10%) SC Cleared
5 310 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
6 224 (1.67%) MCSE
7 218 (1.62%) CCNA
8 211 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
9 206 (1.53%) CISSP
10 144 (1.07%) CISM
11 114 (0.85%) MCSA
12 108 (0.80%) CCNP
13 75 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 73 (0.54%) AWS Certification
15 67 (0.50%) ISTQB
16 66 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
17 62 (0.46%) ISEB
18 59 (0.44%) CISA
19 55 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
20 47 (0.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 554 (4.13%) QA
2 283 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 279 (2.08%) SLA
4 225 (1.68%) GDPR
5 135 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 131 (0.98%) NIST
7 84 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 61 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 25 (0.19%) HIPAA
10 24 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 24 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 24 (0.18%) NCSC
10 24 (0.18%) PMO
11 23 (0.17%) COBIT
12 20 (0.15%) ITGC
13 19 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 18 (0.13%) ISO 9001
15 14 (0.10%) WAI
16 11 (0.082%) WCAG
17 10 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2,048 (15.25%) Docker
2 2,003 (14.91%) Active Directory
3 1,036 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 652 (4.85%) Hyper-V
5 174 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 167 (1.24%) vSphere
7 148 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
8 142 (1.06%) XenApp
9 114 (0.85%) XenDesktop
10 77 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
11 63 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
12 46 (0.34%) HDFS
13 42 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 32 (0.24%) Xen
15 28 (0.21%) BitLocker
16 23 (0.17%) Firmware
17 22 (0.16%) VMware NSX
18 21 (0.16%) VirtualBox
19 20 (0.15%) NFS
19 20 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2,079 (15.48%) Kubernetes
2 1,606 (11.96%) Terraform
3 991 (7.38%) Ansible
4 563 (4.19%) Puppet
5 500 (3.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 461 (3.43%) SCCM
7 437 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
8 164 (1.22%) Grafana
9 161 (1.20%) Prometheus
10 104 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
11 88 (0.66%) SCOM
12 83 (0.62%) Nagios
13 69 (0.51%) Packer
14 60 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
15 52 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
16 51 (0.38%) vCenter Server
17 48 (0.36%) Istio
18 46 (0.34%) WSUS
19 39 (0.29%) SCVMM
20 38 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 4,820 (35.89%) Microsoft
2 1,647 (12.26%) VMware
3 915 (6.81%) Google
4 767 (5.71%) Oracle
5 583 (4.34%) Cisco
6 481 (3.58%) Citrix
7 410 (3.05%) Databricks
8 245 (1.82%) SAP
9 232 (1.73%) Veeam
10 209 (1.56%) Red Hat
11 199 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
12 191 (1.42%) IBM
13 167 (1.24%) Dell
14 142 (1.06%) HP
15 129 (0.96%) SolarWinds
16 118 (0.88%) Talend
17 114 (0.85%) CheckPoint
18 113 (0.84%) Xamarin
19 107 (0.80%) NetApp
20 105 (0.78%) Informatica