Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North East
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 5 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 +15
Permanent jobs citing Azure 132 227 189
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 19.61% 18.98% 12.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.25% 56.19% 47.49%
Number of salaries quoted 133 147 180
Median annual salary £43,000 £41,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.88% -8.89% +28.57%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £59,750 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.68% +1.82% +4.76%

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 268 404 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 39.82% 33.78% 26.62%
Number of salaries quoted 231 250 336
Median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £24,875 £27,450 £22,625
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,625 £64,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +4 103 £45,000 +11.11% 31
Durham -6 27 £32,500 -20.73% 7
Northumberland -1 1 £35,000 -
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 60 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 51 (38.64%) AWS
3 48 (36.36%) DevOps
4 34 (25.76%) Active Directory
5 33 (25.00%) C#
6 32 (24.24%) Windows
6 32 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (23.48%) .NET
8 30 (22.73%) SQL
8 30 (22.73%) Office 365
9 28 (21.21%) JavaScript
10 23 (17.42%) ITIL
11 22 (16.67%) Windows Server
11 22 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 20 (15.15%) VMware
13 19 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (12.88%) SQL Server
14 17 (12.88%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (12.88%) SDLC
15 16 (12.12%) Jenkins
15 16 (12.12%) DNS
16 15 (11.36%) HTML
16 15 (11.36%) Git (software)
16 15 (11.36%) Software Engineering
16 15 (11.36%) AngularJS
16 15 (11.36%) Terraform
17 14 (10.61%) Kubernetes
17 14 (10.61%) NoSQL
17 14 (10.61%) PowerShell
17 14 (10.61%) CSS

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 8 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.55%) CMS
2 6 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.52%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.76%) Apache
5 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.76%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (38.64%) AWS
2 30 (22.73%) Office 365
3 11 (8.33%) GCP
4 8 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (6.06%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (6.06%) IaaS
4 8 (6.06%) PaaS
5 6 (4.55%) Logic Apps
5 6 (4.55%) SaaS
6 5 (3.79%) Power Platform
7 4 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (1.52%) PowerApps
9 2 (1.52%) Serverless
9 2 (1.52%) Slack
9 2 (1.52%) Trello
10 1 (0.76%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.76%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.12%) DNS
2 14 (10.61%) DHCP
2 14 (10.61%) Firewall
3 11 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.58%) LAN
4 10 (7.58%) WAN
5 7 (5.30%) VPN
6 4 (3.03%) BGP
6 4 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (3.03%) HSRP
6 4 (3.03%) NetScaler
6 4 (3.03%) Network Security
6 4 (3.03%) OSPF
6 4 (3.03%) VLAN
6 4 (3.03%) VoIP
6 4 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.27%) SAN
7 3 (2.27%) SSL
8 2 (1.52%) Broadband
9 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.61%) NoSQL
3 8 (6.06%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (3.79%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.79%) Power BI
4 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.03%) MySQL
5 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.76%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (12.12%) Jenkins
2 15 (11.36%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (2.27%) GoCD
5 3 (2.27%) JIRA
5 3 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.52%) GitLab
6 2 (1.52%) Selenium
6 2 (1.52%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.76%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (7.58%) Public Sector
2 6 (4.55%) Finance
3 2 (1.52%) Marketing
4 1 (0.76%) Back Office
4 1 (0.76%) Front Office
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
4 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (27.27%) Developer
2 20 (15.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (12.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (9.85%) .NET Developer
5 12 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 11 (8.33%) Analyst
7 8 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.30%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) Office 365 Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) Administrator
10 5 (3.79%) IT Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.03%) Check Point Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.48%) .NET
2 15 (11.36%) AngularJS
2 15 (11.36%) HTML
3 14 (10.61%) CSS
4 12 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 12 (9.09%) RESTful
5 11 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 11 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (6.82%) .NET Core
6 9 (6.82%) jQuery
7 8 (6.06%) Node.js
8 7 (5.30%) Entity Framework
8 7 (5.30%) Web Services
9 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (3.79%) REST
10 4 (3.03%) CakePHP
10 4 (3.03%) JSON
11 3 (2.27%) CherryPy
11 3 (2.27%) HTML5
11 3 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.82%) Public Cloud
2 6 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.03%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.52%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.76%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.76%) Kindle
6 1 (0.76%) Life Science
6 1 (0.76%) User Experience
6 1 (0.76%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (24.24%) Windows
2 22 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 11 (8.33%) Windows Server 2016
4 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.03%) Linux
6 2 (1.52%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.76%) Unix
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (36.36%) DevOps
2 32 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (17.42%) ITIL
4 22 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 17 (12.88%) SDLC
6 15 (11.36%) Software Engineering
7 14 (10.61%) Migration
8 13 (9.85%) Capacity Management
8 13 (9.85%) CRM
8 13 (9.85%) Test Automation
9 12 (9.09%) MVC
10 11 (8.33%) Microservices
10 11 (8.33%) Scrum
11 10 (7.58%) Mentoring
11 10 (7.58%) Project Delivery
11 10 (7.58%) Service Delivery
12 9 (6.82%) Change Management
12 9 (6.82%) Service Delivery Management
12 9 (6.82%) SOLID
12 9 (6.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.00%) C#
2 30 (22.73%) SQL
3 28 (21.21%) JavaScript
4 14 (10.61%) PowerShell
5 13 (9.85%) Java
6 8 (6.06%) Python
6 8 (6.06%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.06%) TypeScript
7 7 (5.30%) PHP
8 6 (4.55%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.52%) C++
10 1 (0.76%) R
10 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (12.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (10.61%) CCNA
2 14 (10.61%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (5.30%) MCSE
4 6 (4.55%) MCSA
5 5 (3.79%) CCA
5 5 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.03%) CCNP
6 4 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.27%) Degree
7 3 (2.27%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.76%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.76%) APMP
8 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.76%) ISEB
8 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 34 (25.76%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.33%) Docker
4 10 (7.58%) vSphere
5 5 (3.79%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (3.79%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (3.03%) Firmware
6 4 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.76%) XenApp
7 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (11.36%) Terraform
2 14 (10.61%) Kubernetes
3 11 (8.33%) Ansible
4 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (5.30%) SCCM
6 5 (3.79%) Puppet
7 3 (2.27%) Rundeck
8 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.52%) WSUS
9 1 (0.76%) Istio
9 1 (0.76%) Nagios
9 1 (0.76%) Packer
9 1 (0.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.15%) VMware
3 11 (8.33%) Citrix
4 7 (5.30%) SolarWinds
5 6 (4.55%) Cisco
5 6 (4.55%) Meraki
6 4 (3.03%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.03%) Sitecore
6 4 (3.03%) Zscaler
7 2 (1.52%) Google
7 2 (1.52%) Remedy
7 2 (1.52%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.76%) AlienVault
8 1 (0.76%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.76%) Splunk