Period
to 20 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 20 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 19 43
Rank change year-on-year +10 +24 +42
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 17,731 15,178 9,694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.53% 9.62% 5.86%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.85% 39.40% 32.15%
Number of salaries quoted 14,699 12,573 8,330
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%

Microsoft 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 40,435 38,522 30,152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 30.86% 24.41% 18.24%
Number of salaries quoted 33,136 31,483 25,001
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 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in England

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in England.

Salary trend for Microsoft Azure in England

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in England over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in England

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the England region over the 6 months to 20 August 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 +13 7,684 £67,500 +3.85% 1,055
South East +11 3,383 £52,500 - 684
North of England +7 2,519 £47,500 - 633
Midlands +11 1,748 £50,000 +5.26% 392
North West +15 1,268 £48,750 -2.50% 364
South West +9 1,264 £45,000 - 226
West Midlands +13 1,134 £52,000 +4.00% 227
Yorkshire +7 1,039 £45,000 -5.26% 214
East of England +11 973 £47,500 -9.52% 210
East Midlands +8 603 £45,000 - 164
North East +6 213 £42,000 -6.67% 55
South Coast - 2 £90,000 -
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 7,750 (43.71%) Amazon AWS
2 7,189 (40.54%) Microsoft
3 6,461 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
4 5,271 (29.73%) C#
5 5,148 (29.03%) .NET
6 5,124 (28.90%) DevOps
7 5,068 (28.58%) SQL
8 4,439 (25.04%) Windows
9 4,047 (22.82%) SQL Server
10 3,458 (19.50%) Office 365
11 3,242 (18.28%) JavaScript
12 3,072 (17.33%) Active Directory
13 2,858 (16.12%) Finance
14 2,615 (14.75%) Python
15 2,527 (14.25%) Docker
16 2,498 (14.09%) VMware
17 2,454 (13.84%) Google Cloud Platform
18 2,413 (13.61%) Linux
19 2,380 (13.42%) PowerShell
20 2,246 (12.67%) ASP.NET
21 2,227 (12.56%) MVC
22 2,208 (12.45%) Windows Server
23 2,131 (12.02%) Scrum
24 1,981 (11.17%) Java
25 1,944 (10.96%) Kubernetes
26 1,906 (10.75%) AngularJS
27 1,889 (10.65%) Git (software)
28 1,820 (10.26%) Software Engineering
29 1,809 (10.20%) Degree
30 1,775 (10.01%) Microservices

Microsoft 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 1,206 (6.80%) SharePoint
2 701 (3.95%) MS Exchange
3 509 (2.87%) IIS
4 504 (2.84%) Apache Spark
5 450 (2.54%) Skype for Business
6 380 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
7 365 (2.06%) Confluence
8 266 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 261 (1.47%) Apache
10 256 (1.44%) OpenStack
11 239 (1.35%) CMS
12 217 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
13 187 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
14 117 (0.66%) Apache Pig
15 112 (0.63%) Tomcat
15 112 (0.63%) Umbraco
16 109 (0.61%) SAS
17 94 (0.53%) Apache Solr
17 94 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
17 94 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 650 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
2 192 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
4 48 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 46 (0.26%) Chatbot
6 45 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 22 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.090%) S-PLUS
9 12 (0.068%) Photoshop
9 12 (0.068%) SPSS
10 5 (0.028%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.023%) EngageOne
11 4 (0.023%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.023%) Moqups
12 3 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.017%) HipChat
12 3 (0.017%) InDesign
12 3 (0.017%) Notepad++
12 3 (0.017%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 490 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 108 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 61 (0.34%) Magento
4 41 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
5 39 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
6 31 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 27 (0.15%) NetSuite
8 22 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
8 22 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 16 (0.090%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 16 (0.090%) WebTrends
10 13 (0.073%) SAP S/4HANA
11 12 (0.068%) Dynamics GP
11 12 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
12 10 (0.056%) Workfront
13 9 (0.051%) nopCommerce
14 8 (0.045%) Fredhopper
14 8 (0.045%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 7 (0.039%) Q-Pulse
15 7 (0.039%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 7,750 (43.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3,458 (19.50%) Office 365
3 2,454 (13.84%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1,291 (7.28%) PaaS
5 1,235 (6.97%) SaaS
6 1,168 (6.59%) Power Platform
7 1,156 (6.52%) IaaS
8 1,021 (5.76%) Azure Active Directory
9 600 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
10 556 (3.14%) Serverless
11 413 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
12 391 (2.21%) Azure Data Factory
13 366 (2.06%) GitHub
14 340 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
15 268 (1.51%) OneDrive
16 224 (1.26%) Azure Functions
17 201 (1.13%) OpenShift
18 175 (0.99%) Azure Stack
19 158 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
20 156 (0.88%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1,514 (8.54%) Firewall
2 1,133 (6.39%) DNS
3 812 (4.58%) DHCP
4 698 (3.94%) WAN
5 631 (3.56%) LAN
6 585 (3.30%) VPN
7 549 (3.10%) Skype
7 549 (3.10%) TCP/IP
8 452 (2.55%) SAN
9 337 (1.90%) Network Security
10 333 (1.88%) Internet
11 268 (1.51%) VLAN
12 260 (1.47%) Wireless
13 233 (1.31%) VoIP
14 230 (1.30%) MPLS
15 186 (1.05%) HTTP
16 158 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
17 138 (0.78%) iSCSI
18 135 (0.76%) NetScaler
19 129 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,047 (22.82%) SQL Server
2 1,167 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
3 1,107 (6.24%) Power BI
4 1,085 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 913 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 907 (5.12%) Big Data
7 879 (4.96%) NoSQL
8 759 (4.28%) Azure SQL Database
9 726 (4.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 622 (3.51%) MongoDB
11 618 (3.49%) Relational Database
12 560 (3.16%) Hadoop
13 545 (3.07%) MySQL
14 540 (3.05%) Data Lake
15 371 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
16 327 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
17 288 (1.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 265 (1.49%) Cosmos DB
19 259 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
20 228 (1.29%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,889 (10.65%) Git (software)
2 1,457 (8.22%) Jenkins
3 869 (4.90%) JIRA
4 835 (4.71%) Visual Studio
5 676 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 672 (3.79%) Visual Studio Team System
7 611 (3.45%) TeamCity
8 556 (3.14%) Selenium
9 538 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
10 397 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 257 (1.45%) Subversion
12 248 (1.40%) Bitbucket
13 235 (1.33%) Maven
14 202 (1.14%) GitLab
15 200 (1.13%) NUnit
16 174 (0.98%) Cucumber
16 174 (0.98%) SpecFlow
17 163 (0.92%) WebDriver
18 125 (0.70%) Travis CI
19 114 (0.64%) webpack
General
1 2,858 (16.12%) Finance
2 895 (5.05%) Retail
3 641 (3.62%) Public Sector
4 524 (2.96%) Banking
5 496 (2.80%) Marketing
6 322 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 282 (1.59%) Law
8 234 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 218 (1.23%) Games
10 194 (1.09%) Legal
11 190 (1.07%) Advertising
12 90 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 74 (0.42%) Electronics
14 69 (0.39%) Investment Banking
15 68 (0.38%) Back Office
16 63 (0.36%) Front Office
17 51 (0.29%) Automotive
17 51 (0.29%) Publishing
18 49 (0.28%) Local Government
19 35 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5,129 (28.93%) Developer
2 2,156 (12.16%) Architect
3 2,058 (11.61%) .NET Developer
4 1,361 (7.68%) C# Developer
5 1,352 (7.63%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,239 (6.99%) Consultant
7 1,196 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1,143 (6.45%) Senior Developer
9 913 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
10 861 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
11 855 (4.82%) Analyst
12 806 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
13 760 (4.29%) Azure Engineer
14 754 (4.25%) Software Developer
15 716 (4.04%) Software Engineer
16 596 (3.36%) Cloud Architect
17 591 (3.33%) Azure Developer
18 503 (2.84%) Support Engineer
19 490 (2.76%) Senior .NET Developer
20 462 (2.61%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,148 (29.03%) .NET
2 2,246 (12.67%) ASP.NET
3 1,906 (10.75%) AngularJS
4 1,769 (9.98%) HTML
5 1,645 (9.28%) CSS
6 1,458 (8.22%) Web Services
7 1,425 (8.04%) .NET Core
8 1,223 (6.90%) .NET Framework
9 1,218 (6.87%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,210 (6.82%) React
11 1,174 (6.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 923 (5.21%) REST
13 921 (5.19%) Node.js
14 744 (4.20%) RESTful
15 677 (3.82%) jQuery
16 635 (3.58%) Entity Framework
17 568 (3.20%) JSON
18 526 (2.97%) HTML5
19 490 (2.76%) WCF
20 412 (2.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,022 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1,022 (5.76%) Public Cloud
2 983 (5.54%) Data Centre
3 833 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
4 558 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
5 530 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
6 484 (2.73%) User Experience
7 468 (2.64%) Management Information System
8 439 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
9 337 (1.90%) Cloud Native
10 325 (1.83%) Mobile App
11 228 (1.29%) Private Cloud
12 221 (1.25%) Algorithms
13 214 (1.21%) Replication
14 209 (1.18%) Data Structures
15 188 (1.06%) Clustering
16 142 (0.80%) PKI
17 133 (0.75%) Hedge funds
18 127 (0.72%) Virtual Team
19 114 (0.64%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4,439 (25.04%) Windows
2 2,413 (13.61%) Linux
3 2,208 (12.45%) Windows Server
4 831 (4.69%) Windows 10
5 807 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 603 (3.40%) Unix
7 534 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 353 (1.99%) Windows 7
9 245 (1.38%) Android
10 236 (1.33%) CentOS
11 218 (1.23%) Apple iOS
12 180 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 136 (0.77%) Ubuntu
14 131 (0.74%) Windows 8
15 120 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 107 (0.60%) Mac OS
17 57 (0.32%) Debian
18 47 (0.27%) Solaris
19 44 (0.25%) AIX
20 32 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,461 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 5,124 (28.90%) DevOps
3 2,227 (12.56%) MVC
4 2,131 (12.02%) Scrum
5 1,820 (10.26%) Software Engineering
6 1,775 (10.01%) Microservices
7 1,742 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
8 1,695 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
9 1,605 (9.05%) TDD
10 1,592 (8.98%) Continuous Integration
11 1,568 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 1,510 (8.52%) Test Automation
13 1,493 (8.42%) ITIL
14 1,398 (7.88%) Migration
15 1,372 (7.74%) Analytics
16 1,128 (6.36%) SDLC
17 1,122 (6.33%) Mentoring
18 1,007 (5.68%) Computer Science
19 909 (5.13%) Presales
20 905 (5.10%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5,271 (29.73%) C#
2 5,068 (28.58%) SQL
3 3,242 (18.28%) JavaScript
4 2,615 (14.75%) Python
5 2,380 (13.42%) PowerShell
6 1,981 (11.17%) Java
7 995 (5.61%) T-SQL
8 898 (5.06%) Bash Shell
9 593 (3.34%) Ruby
10 559 (3.15%) TypeScript
11 401 (2.26%) Scala
12 373 (2.10%) PHP
13 371 (2.09%) C++
14 314 (1.77%) Go
15 279 (1.57%) R
16 263 (1.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 242 (1.36%) C
18 224 (1.26%) Perl
19 187 (1.05%) VB.NET
20 166 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,809 (10.20%) Degree
2 1,020 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 672 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
4 579 (3.27%) MCSE
5 513 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 451 (2.54%) Security Cleared
7 447 (2.52%) CCNA
8 428 (2.41%) MCSA
9 280 (1.58%) CISSP
10 267 (1.51%) CCNP
11 223 (1.26%) SC Cleared
12 195 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 159 (0.90%) MCP
14 126 (0.71%) AWS Certification
15 121 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
16 118 (0.67%) CISM
17 102 (0.58%) MCITP
18 98 (0.55%) Master's Degree
19 95 (0.54%) DV Cleared
20 94 (0.53%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 741 (4.18%) QA
2 426 (2.40%) SLA
3 294 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 289 (1.63%) GDPR
5 165 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 122 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 90 (0.51%) NIST
8 62 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
9 59 (0.33%) COBIT
10 53 (0.30%) PMO
11 52 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 34 (0.19%) NCSC
13 29 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 20 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 17 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 15 (0.085%) ISO 9001
17 13 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 10 (0.056%) ISAE 3402
19 9 (0.051%) ISO 31000
20 8 (0.045%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 3,072 (17.33%) Active Directory
2 2,527 (14.25%) Docker
3 1,555 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,328 (7.49%) Hyper-V
5 371 (2.09%) XenApp
6 331 (1.87%) vSphere
7 251 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
8 233 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
9 216 (1.22%) XenDesktop
10 96 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 80 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
12 79 (0.45%) VMware NSX
13 77 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 75 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
15 72 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 60 (0.34%) BitLocker
17 58 (0.33%) HDFS
18 55 (0.31%) Firmware
19 49 (0.28%) vCloud
20 45 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,944 (10.96%) Kubernetes
2 1,423 (8.03%) Ansible
3 1,375 (7.75%) Terraform
4 1,140 (6.43%) Puppet
5 886 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
6 826 (4.66%) SCCM
7 498 (2.81%) Microsoft Intune
8 257 (1.45%) SCOM
9 200 (1.13%) Nagios
10 194 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
11 171 (0.96%) Salt
12 163 (0.92%) Grafana
13 146 (0.82%) Packer
14 145 (0.82%) WSUS
15 133 (0.75%) Prometheus
16 125 (0.70%) Consul
17 116 (0.65%) Kibana
18 112 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
19 87 (0.49%) Graphite
20 85 (0.48%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7,189 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 2,498 (14.09%) VMware
3 1,743 (9.83%) Google
4 1,234 (6.96%) Cisco
5 952 (5.37%) Citrix
6 833 (4.70%) Oracle
7 343 (1.93%) IBM
8 336 (1.89%) HP
9 307 (1.73%) Databricks
10 306 (1.73%) SAP
11 304 (1.71%) Dell
12 302 (1.70%) Tableau
13 287 (1.62%) NetApp
14 263 (1.48%) Veeam
15 245 (1.38%) Splunk
16 244 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
17 235 (1.33%) Red Hat
18 207 (1.17%) Cloudera
19 192 (1.08%) Meraki
20 185 (1.04%) CheckPoint