Period
to 2 April 2020

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 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North East
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 12 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +23
Permanent jobs citing Azure 141 193 230
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 10.80% 14.41% 12.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.89% 54.21% 55.96%
Number of salaries quoted 119 150 235
Median annual salary £41,852 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.52% -2.30% +24.29%
10th Percentile £27,350 £29,975 £26,000
90th Percentile £59,000 £66,250 £69,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%

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 the North East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 416 356 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 31.88% 26.59% 22.00%
Number of salaries quoted 328 250 352
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,200 £26,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £66,250 £64,975
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 April 2020.

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 April 2020. 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 -3 104 £41,697 -16.61% 53
Durham -1 31 £42,500 +7.42% 9
Teesside 0 3 £42,500 -6.08%
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 64 (45.39%) AWS
2 55 (39.01%) Microsoft
3 47 (33.33%) DevOps
4 39 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (26.95%) Windows
6 37 (26.24%) SQL Server
7 35 (24.82%) Office 365
8 33 (23.40%) Active Directory
9 28 (19.86%) C#
10 27 (19.15%) SQL
10 27 (19.15%) Mentoring
11 25 (17.73%) .NET
12 22 (15.60%) JavaScript
12 22 (15.60%) PowerShell
12 22 (15.60%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (13.48%) ITIL
14 19 (13.48%) SaaS
15 18 (12.77%) Decision-Making
16 17 (12.06%) GCP
16 17 (12.06%) Microservices
16 17 (12.06%) VMware
17 16 (11.35%) Linux
18 15 (10.64%) Coaching
18 15 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 14 (9.93%) MCSA
19 14 (9.93%) ASP.NET
20 13 (9.22%) MVC
20 13 (9.22%) Citrix
20 13 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure

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 9 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.13%) JBoss
3 3 (2.13%) Red Hat Fuse
3 3 (2.13%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.42%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.42%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.42%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.71%) CMS
5 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 64 (45.39%) AWS
2 35 (24.82%) Office 365
3 19 (13.48%) SaaS
4 17 (12.06%) GCP
5 9 (6.38%) IaaS
5 9 (6.38%) Power Platform
6 8 (5.67%) PaaS
7 6 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (3.55%) Serverless
9 2 (1.42%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.71%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.71%) BlazeMeter
10 1 (0.71%) Boomi
10 1 (0.71%) GitHub
10 1 (0.71%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.71%) Kong
10 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.09%) DNS
1 10 (7.09%) NetScaler
2 8 (5.67%) DHCP
2 8 (5.67%) Skype
3 6 (4.26%) Firewall
3 6 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.13%) Intranet
5 2 (1.42%) SSL
5 2 (1.42%) VPN
5 2 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.71%) Extranet
6 1 (0.71%) Internet
6 1 (0.71%) IPsec
6 1 (0.71%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.71%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.71%) SAN
6 1 (0.71%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (26.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.51%) NoSQL
3 9 (6.38%) Power BI
3 9 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.84%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.42%) MySQL
8 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.71%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.71%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (0.71%) QlikView
9 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.71%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 11 (7.80%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.55%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.55%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (2.13%) GoCD
3 3 (2.13%) JIRA
4 2 (1.42%) JMeter
4 2 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.42%) Postman
4 2 (1.42%) Selenium
4 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.71%) Gatling
5 1 (0.71%) GitLab
5 1 (0.71%) Protractor
5 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.71%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (7.80%) Finance
2 7 (4.96%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.42%) Front Office
3 2 (1.42%) Local Government
4 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.71%) Back Office
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (19.86%) Developer
2 17 (12.06%) Administrator
3 14 (9.93%) .NET Developer
4 13 (9.22%) C# Developer
5 12 (8.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (8.51%) Consultant
5 12 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (7.80%) Architect
7 9 (6.38%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) Analyst
8 8 (5.67%) Business Development Manager
8 8 (5.67%) Business Manager
8 8 (5.67%) Development Manager
8 8 (5.67%) IT Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) New Business Development Manager
9 7 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) IT Support
9 7 (4.96%) IT Support Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (4.96%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.73%) .NET
2 14 (9.93%) ASP.NET
3 13 (9.22%) .NET Core
4 10 (7.09%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (7.09%) HTML
5 9 (6.38%) AngularJS
5 9 (6.38%) CSS
6 8 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (5.67%) Node.js
7 5 (3.55%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 5 (3.55%) REST
7 5 (3.55%) RESTful
7 5 (3.55%) Web Services
8 3 (2.13%) GraphQL
8 3 (2.13%) HTML5
8 3 (2.13%) Middleware
9 2 (1.42%) Angular 2
9 2 (1.42%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.42%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.22%) Public Cloud
2 8 (5.67%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.42%) Blog
6 2 (1.42%) Clustering
6 2 (1.42%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (1.42%) Wiki
7 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.71%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.71%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.71%) iSeries
7 1 (0.71%) NHS
7 1 (0.71%) Replication
7 1 (0.71%) Tandem
7 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (26.95%) Windows
2 16 (11.35%) Linux
3 12 (8.51%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.38%) Windows 10
5 6 (4.26%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.26%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.55%) Unix
7 2 (1.42%) AIX
7 2 (1.42%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.71%) Android
8 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.71%) Solaris
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (33.33%) DevOps
2 39 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (19.15%) Mentoring
4 22 (15.60%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (13.48%) ITIL
6 18 (12.77%) Decision-Making
7 17 (12.06%) Microservices
8 15 (10.64%) Coaching
8 15 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 13 (9.22%) MVC
9 13 (9.22%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (8.51%) Software Engineering
11 11 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (7.09%) Analytics
12 10 (7.09%) Capacity Management
12 10 (7.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 10 (7.09%) Service Management
13 9 (6.38%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (6.38%) Proactive Maintenance
13 9 (6.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.86%) C#
2 27 (19.15%) SQL
3 22 (15.60%) JavaScript
3 22 (15.60%) PowerShell
4 12 (8.51%) Python
5 8 (5.67%) TypeScript
6 7 (4.96%) Java
6 7 (4.96%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.42%) VBScript
8 1 (0.71%) PHP
8 1 (0.71%) R
8 1 (0.71%) Ruby
8 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (9.93%) MCSA
3 12 (8.51%) CCNA
3 12 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.67%) MCSE
5 4 (2.84%) CCA
5 4 (2.84%) DBS Check
5 4 (2.84%) Degree
6 3 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.42%) APMP
7 2 (1.42%) CCNP
8 1 (0.71%) ISEB
8 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.96%) QA
2 4 (2.84%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (23.40%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.55%) Docker
5 3 (2.13%) vSphere
6 1 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.71%) RACF
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.71%) XenApp
6 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (9.22%) Terraform
2 9 (6.38%) Puppet
3 6 (4.26%) Ansible
3 6 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.55%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.84%) SCCM
6 3 (2.13%) Rundeck
7 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.42%) Nagios
7 2 (1.42%) Packer
7 2 (1.42%) SCOM
8 1 (0.71%) Istio
8 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.71%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 55 (39.01%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.06%) VMware
3 13 (9.22%) Citrix
4 8 (5.67%) Google
5 6 (4.26%) ServiceNow
6 5 (3.55%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.84%) Capita
7 4 (2.84%) Cisco
7 4 (2.84%) WorldPay
8 3 (2.13%) IBM
9 2 (1.42%) Dell
9 2 (1.42%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.42%) Tableau
10 1 (0.71%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.71%) EMC
10 1 (0.71%) Informatica
10 1 (0.71%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle
10 1 (0.71%) Veeam
10 1 (0.71%) Xamarin