Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > England
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 18 38
Rank change year-on-year +9 +20 +44
Permanent jobs citing Azure 18,048 15,557 10,100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.82% 9.96% 6.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.10% 40.32% 32.58%
Number of salaries quoted 14,954 12,865 8,701
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 40,921 38,587 31,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 31.34% 24.70% 18.61%
Number of salaries quoted 33,516 31,502 25,719
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019. 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 +12 7,835 £65,000 - 1,050
South East +11 3,453 £52,500 - 604
North of England +6 2,544 £47,500 - 569
Midlands +10 1,748 £50,000 +5.26% 381
South West +8 1,295 £45,000 - 250
North West +10 1,289 £50,000 - 320
West Midlands +13 1,103 £50,000 - 229
Yorkshire +6 1,028 £45,050 -5.16% 210
East of England +14 1,024 £50,000 -4.76% 211
East Midlands +8 634 £45,000 -2.17% 149
North East +9 229 £42,000 -6.67% 39
South Coast - 2 £90,000 -
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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 7,863 (43.57%) AWS
2 7,302 (40.46%) Microsoft
3 6,467 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5,381 (29.81%) C#
5 5,207 (28.85%) .NET
6 5,148 (28.52%) DevOps
7 5,130 (28.42%) SQL
8 4,606 (25.52%) Windows
9 4,110 (22.77%) SQL Server
10 3,613 (20.02%) Office 365
11 3,239 (17.95%) JavaScript
12 3,126 (17.32%) Active Directory
13 2,833 (15.70%) Finance
14 2,572 (14.25%) Python
15 2,569 (14.23%) VMware
16 2,510 (13.91%) Docker
17 2,452 (13.59%) GCP
18 2,435 (13.49%) Linux
19 2,374 (13.15%) PowerShell
20 2,300 (12.74%) Windows Server
21 2,258 (12.51%) ASP.NET
22 2,210 (12.25%) MVC
23 2,082 (11.54%) Scrum
24 1,996 (11.06%) Kubernetes
25 1,986 (11.00%) Java
26 1,914 (10.61%) Git (software)
27 1,876 (10.39%) AngularJS
28 1,833 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
29 1,825 (10.11%) Degree
30 1,816 (10.06%) Microservices

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 1,229 (6.81%) SharePoint
2 739 (4.09%) MS Exchange
3 555 (3.08%) IIS
4 480 (2.66%) Apache Spark
5 441 (2.44%) Skype for Business
6 395 (2.19%) Confluence
7 372 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
8 275 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 268 (1.48%) Apache
10 249 (1.38%) CMS
11 242 (1.34%) OpenStack
12 223 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
13 175 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
14 123 (0.68%) Umbraco
15 109 (0.60%) SAS
16 104 (0.58%) nginx
16 104 (0.58%) Tomcat
17 90 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
18 88 (0.49%) Apache Solr
19 87 (0.48%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 656 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
2 206 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 54 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 51 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 41 (0.23%) Chatbot
7 19 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.089%) S-PLUS
9 12 (0.066%) SPSS
10 10 (0.055%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.028%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.022%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.022%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.022%) Moqups
13 3 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.011%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.011%) HipChat
14 2 (0.011%) InDesign
14 2 (0.011%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 454 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 112 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 70 (0.39%) Magento
4 47 (0.26%) SDL Web 8
5 40 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
6 32 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 29 (0.16%) NetSuite
8 22 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 21 (0.12%) WebTrends
10 20 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
11 19 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 12 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
12 12 (0.066%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 12 (0.066%) SAP S/4HANA
13 11 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
13 11 (0.061%) Workfront
14 10 (0.055%) FINCAD Analytics
14 10 (0.055%) Payment Gateway
15 9 (0.050%) Dynamics GP
15 9 (0.050%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 7,863 (43.57%) AWS
2 3,613 (20.02%) Office 365
3 2,452 (13.59%) GCP
4 1,265 (7.01%) PaaS
5 1,194 (6.62%) SaaS
6 1,187 (6.58%) Power Platform
7 1,143 (6.33%) IaaS
8 1,076 (5.96%) Azure Active Directory
9 599 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
10 559 (3.10%) Serverless
11 385 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
12 381 (2.11%) Azure Data Factory
13 376 (2.08%) GitHub
14 340 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
15 276 (1.53%) OneDrive
16 223 (1.24%) Azure Functions
17 208 (1.15%) OpenShift
18 186 (1.03%) Amazon S3
19 166 (0.92%) IBM Cloud
20 160 (0.89%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1,586 (8.79%) Firewall
2 1,149 (6.37%) DNS
3 823 (4.56%) DHCP
4 754 (4.18%) WAN
5 674 (3.73%) LAN
6 633 (3.51%) VPN
7 575 (3.19%) TCP/IP
8 539 (2.99%) Skype
9 494 (2.74%) SAN
10 364 (2.02%) Internet
11 347 (1.92%) Network Security
12 292 (1.62%) VLAN
13 263 (1.46%) Wireless
14 251 (1.39%) MPLS
15 242 (1.34%) VoIP
16 185 (1.03%) HTTP
17 167 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
18 154 (0.85%) iSCSI
19 149 (0.83%) NetScaler
20 145 (0.80%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,110 (22.77%) SQL Server
2 1,190 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1,113 (6.17%) Power BI
4 1,070 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 917 (5.08%) Big Data
6 883 (4.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 876 (4.85%) NoSQL
8 776 (4.30%) Azure SQL Database
9 711 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 655 (3.63%) Relational Database
11 611 (3.39%) MongoDB
12 539 (2.99%) Data Lake
13 532 (2.95%) MySQL
14 531 (2.94%) Hadoop
15 402 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
16 326 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
17 285 (1.58%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 278 (1.54%) Cosmos DB
19 263 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
20 222 (1.23%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,914 (10.61%) Git (software)
2 1,436 (7.96%) Jenkins
3 919 (5.09%) JIRA
4 818 (4.53%) Visual Studio
5 661 (3.66%) Visual Studio Team System
6 651 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 624 (3.46%) TeamCity
8 569 (3.15%) Selenium
9 553 (3.06%) Octopus Deploy
10 403 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 268 (1.48%) Subversion
12 250 (1.39%) Bitbucket
13 227 (1.26%) Maven
14 214 (1.19%) NUnit
15 192 (1.06%) GitLab
16 188 (1.04%) SpecFlow
17 176 (0.98%) Cucumber
18 163 (0.90%) WebDriver
19 123 (0.68%) Travis CI
20 115 (0.64%) git-flow
General
1 2,833 (15.70%) Finance
2 931 (5.16%) Retail
3 624 (3.46%) Public Sector
4 548 (3.04%) Banking
5 531 (2.94%) Marketing
6 331 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 269 (1.49%) Law
8 232 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 224 (1.24%) Games
10 193 (1.07%) Legal
11 182 (1.01%) Advertising
12 90 (0.50%) Front Office
13 79 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 76 (0.42%) Electronics
15 66 (0.37%) Back Office
16 64 (0.35%) Investment Banking
17 62 (0.34%) Automotive
18 52 (0.29%) Local Government
19 51 (0.28%) Publishing
20 40 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5,176 (28.68%) Developer
2 2,152 (11.92%) Architect
3 2,023 (11.21%) .NET Developer
4 1,365 (7.56%) C# Developer
5 1,356 (7.51%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,278 (7.08%) Consultant
7 1,210 (6.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1,166 (6.46%) Senior Developer
9 883 (4.89%) C# .NET Developer
10 873 (4.84%) Analyst
11 841 (4.66%) Cloud Engineer
12 804 (4.45%) Solutions Architect
13 797 (4.42%) Azure Engineer
14 765 (4.24%) Software Developer
15 746 (4.13%) Software Engineer
16 577 (3.20%) Cloud Architect
17 562 (3.11%) Azure Developer
18 540 (2.99%) Support Engineer
19 491 (2.72%) Senior .NET Developer
20 466 (2.58%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,207 (28.85%) .NET
2 2,258 (12.51%) ASP.NET
3 1,876 (10.39%) AngularJS
4 1,783 (9.88%) HTML
5 1,648 (9.13%) CSS
6 1,491 (8.26%) .NET Core
7 1,383 (7.66%) Web Services
8 1,225 (6.79%) .NET Framework
9 1,214 (6.73%) React
10 1,203 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1,155 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
12 933 (5.17%) REST
13 924 (5.12%) Node.js
14 709 (3.93%) RESTful
15 671 (3.72%) jQuery
16 613 (3.40%) Entity Framework
17 521 (2.89%) JSON
18 509 (2.82%) HTML5
19 473 (2.62%) WCF
20 412 (2.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,028 (5.70%) Data Centre
2 1,020 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1,013 (5.61%) Public Cloud
4 834 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
5 563 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
6 520 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 487 (2.70%) Management Information System
8 474 (2.63%) User Experience
9 458 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
10 381 (2.11%) Cloud Native
11 315 (1.75%) Mobile App
12 244 (1.35%) Private Cloud
13 232 (1.29%) Replication
14 217 (1.20%) Algorithms
15 201 (1.11%) Clustering
16 188 (1.04%) Data Structures
17 145 (0.80%) Hedge funds
18 133 (0.74%) Driving Licence
19 130 (0.72%) Virtual Team
20 125 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4,606 (25.52%) Windows
2 2,435 (13.49%) Linux
3 2,300 (12.74%) Windows Server
4 887 (4.91%) Windows 10
5 818 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 632 (3.50%) Unix
7 532 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 362 (2.01%) Windows 7
9 232 (1.29%) CentOS
10 230 (1.27%) Android
11 205 (1.14%) Apple iOS
12 174 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 134 (0.74%) Ubuntu
14 133 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
15 127 (0.70%) Windows 8
16 114 (0.63%) Mac OS
17 56 (0.31%) Debian
17 56 (0.31%) Solaris
18 45 (0.25%) AIX
19 37 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,467 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5,148 (28.52%) DevOps
3 2,210 (12.25%) MVC
4 2,082 (11.54%) Scrum
5 1,833 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
6 1,816 (10.06%) Microservices
7 1,796 (9.95%) Software Engineering
8 1,702 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
9 1,641 (9.09%) TDD
10 1,589 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 1,575 (8.73%) ITIL
12 1,549 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
13 1,512 (8.38%) Test Automation
14 1,420 (7.87%) Migration
15 1,382 (7.66%) Analytics
16 1,187 (6.58%) Mentoring
17 1,058 (5.86%) SDLC
18 972 (5.39%) Computer Science
19 950 (5.26%) ETL
20 912 (5.05%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 5,381 (29.81%) C#
2 5,130 (28.42%) SQL
3 3,239 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 2,572 (14.25%) Python
5 2,374 (13.15%) PowerShell
6 1,986 (11.00%) Java
7 959 (5.31%) T-SQL
8 878 (4.86%) Bash Shell
9 582 (3.22%) Ruby
10 553 (3.06%) TypeScript
11 386 (2.14%) C++
12 362 (2.01%) Scala
13 351 (1.94%) PHP
14 332 (1.84%) Go
15 279 (1.55%) R
16 264 (1.46%) C
17 262 (1.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 210 (1.16%) Perl
19 204 (1.13%) VB.NET
20 179 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,825 (10.11%) Degree
2 1,030 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 722 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 582 (3.22%) MCSE
5 522 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 490 (2.71%) CCNA
7 433 (2.40%) MCSA
8 430 (2.38%) Security Cleared
9 301 (1.67%) CCNP
10 276 (1.53%) CISSP
11 225 (1.25%) SC Cleared
12 195 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 177 (0.98%) MCP
14 128 (0.71%) AWS Certification
15 127 (0.70%) CISM
16 125 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
17 100 (0.55%) DV Cleared
18 97 (0.54%) MCITP
19 95 (0.53%) CompTIA Security+
20 90 (0.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 767 (4.25%) QA
2 462 (2.56%) SLA
3 299 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 280 (1.55%) GDPR
5 162 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 137 (0.76%) Data Quality
7 91 (0.50%) NIST
8 74 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 67 (0.37%) COBIT
10 57 (0.32%) PMO
11 54 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 31 (0.17%) NCSC
13 30 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 19 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 17 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 15 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 12 (0.066%) ISO 9001
18 9 (0.050%) ISAE 3402
18 9 (0.050%) ISO 22301
19 8 (0.044%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 3,126 (17.32%) Active Directory
2 2,510 (13.91%) Docker
3 1,604 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,319 (7.31%) Hyper-V
5 365 (2.02%) XenApp
6 348 (1.93%) vSphere
7 247 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
8 234 (1.30%) XenDesktop
9 224 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
10 96 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 76 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
11 76 (0.42%) VMware NSX
12 75 (0.42%) HDFS
13 74 (0.41%) Firmware
14 73 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
15 72 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 58 (0.32%) BitLocker
17 56 (0.31%) vCloud
18 54 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 43 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,996 (11.06%) Kubernetes
2 1,419 (7.86%) Terraform
3 1,413 (7.83%) Ansible
4 1,123 (6.22%) Puppet
5 906 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
6 853 (4.73%) SCCM
7 542 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
8 276 (1.53%) SCOM
9 195 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
10 190 (1.05%) Nagios
11 168 (0.93%) Grafana
12 155 (0.86%) Salt
13 154 (0.85%) WSUS
14 153 (0.85%) Prometheus
15 137 (0.76%) Consul
16 135 (0.75%) Packer
17 120 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
18 118 (0.65%) Kibana
19 93 (0.52%) Graphite
20 88 (0.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7,302 (40.46%) Microsoft
2 2,569 (14.23%) VMware
3 1,710 (9.47%) Google
4 1,316 (7.29%) Cisco
5 965 (5.35%) Citrix
6 858 (4.75%) Oracle
7 348 (1.93%) HP
8 347 (1.92%) IBM
9 321 (1.78%) Dell
10 314 (1.74%) SAP
11 304 (1.68%) Databricks
12 294 (1.63%) NetApp
12 294 (1.63%) Tableau
13 281 (1.56%) Veeam
14 262 (1.45%) Splunk
15 253 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
16 229 (1.27%) Meraki
17 222 (1.23%) Red Hat
18 213 (1.18%) CheckPoint
19 190 (1.05%) ServiceNow