Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North East
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 5 18
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 +8
Permanent jobs citing Azure 144 207 178
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 18.58% 18.53% 12.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.81% 55.35% 48.50%
Number of salaries quoted 154 151 158
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £30,900 £31,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £57,743 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% -3.51% +8.57%

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 295 374 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 38.06% 33.48% 26.42%
Number of salaries quoted 262 259 301
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,200 £25,000
90th Percentile £64,900 £60,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +4 113 £47,500 +13.29% 40
Durham -6 27 £37,500 -16.67% 18
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 59 (40.97%) DevOps
3 53 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (29.17%) AWS
5 41 (28.47%) C#
6 34 (23.61%) JavaScript
6 34 (23.61%) SQL
7 32 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 31 (21.53%) .NET
9 28 (19.44%) Windows
10 27 (18.75%) Office 365
11 25 (17.36%) AngularJS
12 24 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 24 (16.67%) ITIL
12 24 (16.67%) Java
13 23 (15.97%) Windows Server
14 19 (13.19%) Jenkins
14 19 (13.19%) ASP.NET Web API
15 18 (12.50%) Terraform
16 17 (11.81%) Unit Testing
16 17 (11.81%) PowerShell
16 17 (11.81%) Software Engineering
16 17 (11.81%) Azure Active Directory
16 17 (11.81%) NoSQL
17 16 (11.11%) Ansible
17 16 (11.11%) SDLC
17 16 (11.11%) Microservices
17 16 (11.11%) SOLID
18 15 (10.42%) GCP
19 14 (9.72%) TypeScript

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 7 (4.86%) MS Exchange
1 7 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.47%) CMS
3 3 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.39%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.69%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (29.17%) AWS
2 27 (18.75%) Office 365
3 17 (11.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (10.42%) GCP
5 9 (6.25%) IaaS
5 9 (6.25%) PaaS
5 9 (6.25%) SaaS
6 8 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (4.86%) Logic Apps
8 6 (4.17%) Power Platform
9 4 (2.78%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.39%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.69%) Amazon EKS
12 1 (0.69%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.69%) Serverless
12 1 (0.69%) Slack
12 1 (0.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.25%) Firewall
2 7 (4.86%) LAN
2 7 (4.86%) WAN
3 6 (4.17%) DNS
3 6 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.47%) DHCP
4 5 (3.47%) SAN
4 5 (3.47%) VPN
4 5 (3.47%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.78%) BGP
5 4 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.78%) HSRP
5 4 (2.78%) Network Security
5 4 (2.78%) OSPF
5 4 (2.78%) VLAN
5 4 (2.78%) VoIP
6 2 (1.39%) Broadband
7 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.81%) NoSQL
2 12 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (7.64%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.17%) Power BI
4 6 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.39%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.39%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.39%) MySQL
7 2 (1.39%) Redis
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (13.19%) Jenkins
2 13 (9.03%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (2.08%) GoCD
7 2 (1.39%) JIRA
7 2 (1.39%) Selenium
7 2 (1.39%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.69%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.69%) GitLab
General
1 9 (6.25%) Public Sector
2 7 (4.86%) Finance
3 3 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (0.69%) Back Office
4 1 (0.69%) Front Office
4 1 (0.69%) Law
4 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (31.94%) Developer
2 21 (14.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 12 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 12 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 11 (7.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (6.94%) Architect
7 9 (6.25%) Analyst
7 9 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) Software Developer
9 7 (4.86%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.86%) Office 365 Engineer
9 7 (4.86%) Senior Software Developer
10 6 (4.17%) Azure Developer
10 6 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
11 5 (3.47%) C# Software Developer
11 5 (3.47%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (21.53%) .NET
2 25 (17.36%) AngularJS
3 19 (13.19%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (9.72%) RESTful
5 12 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 12 (8.33%) HTML
6 11 (7.64%) .NET Core
6 11 (7.64%) .NET Framework
6 11 (7.64%) CSS
7 7 (4.86%) Entity Framework
8 6 (4.17%) jQuery
8 6 (4.17%) REST
9 5 (3.47%) Flutter
9 5 (3.47%) Web Services
10 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.78%) Vue.js
11 2 (1.39%) CakePHP
11 2 (1.39%) JSON
11 2 (1.39%) Node.js
11 2 (1.39%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 8 (5.56%) Public Cloud
2 6 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.78%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.39%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.69%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.44%) Windows
2 23 (15.97%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.64%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (2.08%) Android
6 3 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.08%) Linux
6 3 (2.08%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.39%) Unix
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (40.97%) DevOps
2 53 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 24 (16.67%) ITIL
4 17 (11.81%) Software Engineering
4 17 (11.81%) Unit Testing
5 16 (11.11%) Microservices
5 16 (11.11%) SDLC
5 16 (11.11%) SOLID
6 13 (9.03%) Change Management
7 12 (8.33%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 12 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 12 (8.33%) YAGNI
8 11 (7.64%) Collaborative Working
8 11 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (7.64%) TDD
9 10 (6.94%) Capacity Management
9 10 (6.94%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (6.94%) MVC
9 10 (6.94%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (28.47%) C#
2 34 (23.61%) JavaScript
2 34 (23.61%) SQL
3 24 (16.67%) Java
4 17 (11.81%) PowerShell
5 14 (9.72%) TypeScript
6 13 (9.03%) T-SQL
7 12 (8.33%) Python
8 6 (4.17%) C++
9 4 (2.78%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.08%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.08%) Kotlin
10 3 (2.08%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.08%) PHP
11 2 (1.39%) Scala
12 1 (0.69%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.69%) R
12 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.47%) CCNA
2 5 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (3.47%) Degree
3 4 (2.78%) CCNP
4 3 (2.08%) MCSE
4 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.39%) MCSA
6 1 (0.69%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.69%) ISEB
6 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.86%) SLA
2 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 32 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.94%) Docker
2 10 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.47%) vSphere
4 4 (2.78%) Firmware
4 4 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (12.50%) Terraform
2 16 (11.11%) Ansible
3 13 (9.03%) Kubernetes
4 12 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (8.33%) SCCM
5 5 (3.47%) Nagios
5 5 (3.47%) SCOM
6 4 (2.78%) Puppet
7 3 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.08%) Rundeck
8 2 (1.39%) WSUS
9 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.69%) Packer
Vendors
1 60 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.03%) VMware
3 11 (7.64%) SolarWinds
4 6 (4.17%) Cisco
4 6 (4.17%) Citrix
4 6 (4.17%) Meraki
5 4 (2.78%) CheckPoint
5 4 (2.78%) Zscaler
6 3 (2.08%) Databricks
6 3 (2.08%) McAfee
6 3 (2.08%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.69%) AlienVault
7 1 (0.69%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.69%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.69%) Google
7 1 (0.69%) Proofpoint
7 1 (0.69%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.69%) Splunk
7 1 (0.69%) Symantec
7 1 (0.69%) Xamarin