Period
to 2 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 2 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North East
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 7 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Azure 279 122 206
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 23.93% 15.54% 16.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.35% 41.64% 54.64%
Number of salaries quoted 253 92 118
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £43,000 £43,250
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% -0.58% -3.89%
75th Percentile £61,750 £52,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 the North East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 523 293 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 44.85% 37.32% 30.18%
Number of salaries quoted 461 238 246
10th Percentile £28,750 £24,025 £28,750
25th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £32,798
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,250
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% -1.17%
75th Percentile £57,500 £52,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the North East

Azure
Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure in the North East.

Salary trend for Azure in the North East

Azure
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in the North East over the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Azure in the North East

Azure
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the North East region over the 6 months to 2 August 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
Tyne and Wear +3 240 £45,000 - 63
Durham +12 30 £35,000 -12.50% 12
Northumberland +4 3 £69,500 +98.57% 3
Cleveland - 2 £42,500 -
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 2 August 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 North East region with a requirement for Azure.

1 144 (51.61%) AWS
2 139 (49.82%) DevOps
3 114 (40.86%) Microsoft
4 112 (40.14%) SQL
5 103 (36.92%) Linux
6 94 (33.69%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (26.52%) Microservices
7 74 (26.52%) Jenkins
8 68 (24.37%) Windows
9 67 (24.01%) Java
10 66 (23.66%) Software Engineering
11 65 (23.30%) OO
12 64 (22.94%) Spring
13 61 (21.86%) Active Directory
14 58 (20.79%) RESTful
15 55 (19.71%) SQL Server
16 54 (19.35%) JUnit
16 54 (19.35%) Spring Boot
17 53 (19.00%) NoSQL
17 53 (19.00%) Oracle
18 52 (18.64%) OOP
18 52 (18.64%) Maven
19 51 (18.28%) Microsoft 365
20 47 (16.85%) Kubernetes
21 45 (16.13%) Mentoring
21 45 (16.13%) .NET
21 45 (16.13%) JavaScript
22 42 (15.05%) Git (software)
23 41 (14.70%) C#
24 40 (14.34%) PowerShell

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 13 (4.66%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.79%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.08%) Apache
4 3 (1.08%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.72%) Confluence
5 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.72%) nginx
6 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 144 (51.61%) AWS
2 51 (18.28%) Microsoft 365
3 29 (10.39%) SaaS
4 25 (8.96%) IaaS
4 25 (8.96%) PaaS
5 21 (7.53%) GCP
6 19 (6.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (6.45%) Power Platform
8 9 (3.23%) Matillion
8 9 (3.23%) Slack
8 9 (3.23%) Snowflake
9 7 (2.51%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (2.15%) OneDrive
11 5 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.79%) Azure Service Fabric
11 5 (1.79%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 5 (1.79%) PowerApps
12 4 (1.43%) OpenShift
12 4 (1.43%) Power Automate
13 3 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.53%) DNS
2 19 (6.81%) Firewall
3 12 (4.30%) DHCP
4 8 (2.87%) LAN
4 8 (2.87%) SAN
4 8 (2.87%) VPN
4 8 (2.87%) WAN
5 7 (2.51%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (2.51%) SSL
6 6 (2.15%) Wireless
7 5 (1.79%) SNMP
7 5 (1.79%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.43%) HTTP
9 3 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.08%) DKIM
9 3 (1.08%) DMARC
9 3 (1.08%) H.323
9 3 (1.08%) Skype
9 3 (1.08%) VLAN
9 3 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (19.71%) SQL Server
2 53 (19.00%) NoSQL
3 16 (5.73%) Power BI
4 11 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (2.15%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.15%) Star Schema
7 5 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.79%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.43%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.08%) MySQL
10 2 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.72%) OLAP
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle OWB
11 1 (0.36%) QlikView
11 1 (0.36%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 74 (26.52%) Jenkins
2 54 (19.35%) JUnit
3 52 (18.64%) Maven
4 42 (15.05%) Git (software)
5 20 (7.17%) GitLab
6 16 (5.73%) JIRA
7 9 (3.23%) Subversion
7 9 (3.23%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.08%) CircleCI
10 3 (1.08%) Postman
10 3 (1.08%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.72%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.36%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (7.17%) Social Skills
2 18 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.38%) Public Sector
4 12 (4.30%) Finance
5 3 (1.08%) Banking
5 3 (1.08%) Legal
5 3 (1.08%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (0.72%) Publishing
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1 (0.36%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (0.36%) Marketing
7 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 94 (33.69%) Developer
2 38 (13.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (13.26%) Senior Developer
4 33 (11.83%) Java Developer
5 32 (11.47%) Software Engineer
6 30 (10.75%) Java Engineer
6 30 (10.75%) Java Software Engineer
7 27 (9.68%) .NET Developer
8 26 (9.32%) Senior Java Developer
9 20 (7.17%) Cloud Engineer
10 16 (5.73%) Junior
11 15 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
11 15 (5.38%) C# Developer
12 13 (4.66%) Azure Engineer
12 13 (4.66%) JavaScript Developer
12 13 (4.66%) Junior Developer
13 12 (4.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 12 (4.30%) Full Stack Developer
14 11 (3.94%) Junior C# .NET Developer
14 11 (3.94%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (22.94%) Spring
2 58 (20.79%) RESTful
3 54 (19.35%) Spring Boot
4 45 (16.13%) .NET
5 34 (12.19%) Web Services
6 29 (10.39%) .NET Core
7 27 (9.68%) HTML
8 21 (7.53%) AngularJS
9 15 (5.38%) CSS
9 15 (5.38%) React
10 9 (3.23%) ARM Templates
10 9 (3.23%) Hibernate
11 8 (2.87%) CSS3
11 8 (2.87%) HTML5
12 7 (2.51%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.79%) .NET Framework
13 5 (1.79%) JSON
13 5 (1.79%) REST
14 3 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
14 3 (1.08%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.32%) Hybrid Cloud
2 13 (4.66%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.30%) Cloud Native
4 7 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.15%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.15%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.15%) User Experience
6 4 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.08%) HP Storage
7 3 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.72%) Blog
8 2 (0.72%) iPad
8 2 (0.72%) Legacy Code
8 2 (0.72%) Wiki
9 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.36%) NHS
9 1 (0.36%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 103 (36.92%) Linux
2 68 (24.37%) Windows
3 31 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 19 (6.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (5.73%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (3.94%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (2.51%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.79%) Android
8 5 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.79%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.08%) CentOS
10 3 (1.08%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.08%) Unix
11 2 (0.72%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (49.82%) DevOps
2 94 (33.69%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (26.52%) Microservices
4 66 (23.66%) Software Engineering
5 65 (23.30%) OO
6 52 (18.64%) OOP
7 45 (16.13%) Mentoring
8 32 (11.47%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (9.32%) Scrum
10 25 (8.96%) Decision-Making
11 23 (8.24%) Configuration Management
12 22 (7.89%) Infrastructure as Code
13 21 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 17 (6.09%) Machine Learning
15 16 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (5.73%) Project Management
16 15 (5.38%) Full Stack Development
16 15 (5.38%) Migration
17 14 (5.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 112 (40.14%) SQL
2 67 (24.01%) Java
3 45 (16.13%) JavaScript
4 41 (14.70%) C#
5 40 (14.34%) PowerShell
6 18 (6.45%) Python
7 13 (4.66%) TypeScript
8 10 (3.58%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.87%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 5 (1.79%) Perl
11 2 (0.72%) Dart
11 2 (0.72%) Java 11
11 2 (0.72%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.72%) PHP
11 2 (0.72%) R
11 2 (0.72%) Ruby
11 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (10.75%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.15%) Degree
5 5 (1.79%) MCSE
6 4 (1.43%) CCNA
6 4 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.08%) MCITP
7 3 (1.08%) MCSA
8 2 (0.72%) CCIE
8 2 (0.72%) CCNP
9 1 (0.36%) CISM
9 1 (0.36%) CISSP
9 1 (0.36%) GIAC
9 1 (0.36%) ISEB
9 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.36%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.23%) SLA
3 8 (2.87%) QA
4 5 (1.79%) NIST
5 3 (1.08%) GDPR
6 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 61 (21.86%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.17%) Hyper-V
4 18 (6.45%) Docker
5 7 (2.51%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.08%) vSphere
7 1 (0.36%) LXC
7 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 47 (16.85%) Kubernetes
2 39 (13.98%) Terraform
3 16 (5.73%) Istio
4 13 (4.66%) SCCM
5 11 (3.94%) Ansible
5 11 (3.94%) Puppet
6 8 (2.87%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (2.87%) Nagios
6 8 (2.87%) Packer
6 8 (2.87%) SCOM
7 7 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.08%) CFEngine
10 3 (1.08%) Salt
11 2 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
12 1 (0.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 1 (0.36%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.36%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 114 (40.86%) Microsoft
2 53 (19.00%) Oracle
3 31 (11.11%) VMware
4 9 (3.23%) Citrix
5 8 (2.87%) McAfee
5 8 (2.87%) SolarWinds
6 6 (2.15%) Cisco
6 6 (2.15%) HP
6 6 (2.15%) Informatica
6 6 (2.15%) New Relic
6 6 (2.15%) Zerto
7 5 (1.79%) Sybase
8 4 (1.43%) Google
8 4 (1.43%) Nintex
9 3 (1.08%) Apple
9 3 (1.08%) Avaya
9 3 (1.08%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.08%) Veeam
10 2 (0.72%) Sun
11 1 (0.36%) NetApp