Period
to 16 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North of England
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 10 19
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 +32
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,730 2,566 2,253
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 16.91% 13.16% 9.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.69% 48.16% 41.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,582 2,172 2,092
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +8.57%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £70,000
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 of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 3,413 5,328 5,416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 33.36% 27.33% 22.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2,841 4,162 4,558
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the North of England

Azure
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for Azure in the North of England

Azure
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in the North of England over the 6 months to 16 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Azure in the North of England

Azure
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the North of England region over the 6 months to 16 July 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
North West +7 951 £52,500 +7.42% 199
Yorkshire +3 654 £47,500 - 101
North East +1 125 £43,000 -0.58% 39
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 of England region with a requirement for Azure.

1 729 (42.14%) Microsoft
2 612 (35.38%) AWS
3 608 (35.14%) .NET
4 607 (35.09%) DevOps
5 597 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
6 586 (33.87%) C#
7 472 (27.28%) SQL Server
8 456 (26.36%) SQL
9 405 (23.41%) Windows
10 376 (21.73%) JavaScript
11 286 (16.53%) .NET Core
12 269 (15.55%) Active Directory
13 266 (15.38%) Finance
14 250 (14.45%) Office 365
15 247 (14.28%) Python
16 238 (13.76%) Windows Server
17 232 (13.41%) MVC
18 230 (13.29%) AngularJS
19 220 (12.72%) Software Engineering
20 218 (12.60%) ASP.NET
21 215 (12.43%) VMware
22 202 (11.68%) Kubernetes
23 199 (11.50%) GCP
24 197 (11.39%) PowerShell
25 195 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 194 (11.21%) HTML
27 192 (11.10%) Git (software)
28 184 (10.64%) CSS
29 181 (10.46%) Microservices
29 181 (10.46%) Docker

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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
1 105 (6.07%) SharePoint
2 90 (5.20%) IIS
3 43 (2.49%) MS Exchange
4 42 (2.43%) CMS
5 27 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (1.16%) Apache Spark
6 20 (1.16%) Skype for Business
7 18 (1.04%) Apache
8 17 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
9 15 (0.87%) NServiceBus
10 13 (0.75%) Confluence
10 13 (0.75%) nginx
11 12 (0.69%) Umbraco
12 11 (0.64%) WordPress
13 10 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.58%) Jadu
13 10 (0.58%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.52%) Mule
15 6 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.35%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 56 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.52%) Chatbot
4 8 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 38 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.46%) SDL Web 8
3 6 (0.35%) Carpe Diem
3 6 (0.35%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.23%) Sage CRM
6 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.058%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.058%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.058%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 612 (35.38%) AWS
2 250 (14.45%) Office 365
3 199 (11.50%) GCP
4 152 (8.79%) IaaS
5 143 (8.27%) PaaS
6 95 (5.49%) SaaS
7 71 (4.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 66 (3.82%) Dynamics 365
9 64 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
9 64 (3.70%) Power Platform
10 47 (2.72%) Serverless
11 37 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 25 (1.45%) Azure Data Factory
12 25 (1.45%) Logic Apps
13 19 (1.10%) Amazon ECS
13 19 (1.10%) GitHub
14 17 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 16 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (0.75%) Amazon S3
16 13 (0.75%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 129 (7.46%) Firewall
2 82 (4.74%) DNS
3 80 (4.62%) VPN
4 79 (4.57%) WAN
5 62 (3.58%) LAN
6 60 (3.47%) DHCP
7 37 (2.14%) Skype
8 36 (2.08%) TCP/IP
9 33 (1.91%) Internet
10 31 (1.79%) Network Security
11 30 (1.73%) SAN
12 26 (1.50%) VLAN
13 24 (1.39%) MPLS
14 20 (1.16%) Wireless
15 16 (0.92%) NetScaler
16 14 (0.81%) OSPF
17 13 (0.75%) BGP
18 12 (0.69%) VoIP
19 10 (0.58%) Wireless Security
20 8 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 472 (27.28%) SQL Server
2 73 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 66 (3.82%) Big Data
3 66 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
4 64 (3.70%) Data Lake
5 60 (3.47%) NoSQL
6 58 (3.35%) Power BI
7 50 (2.89%) Azure SQL Database
8 49 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 47 (2.72%) MySQL
10 36 (2.08%) MongoDB
11 34 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 33 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
13 32 (1.85%) Relational Database
14 20 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
15 19 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
16 18 (1.04%) HDInsight
17 17 (0.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 17 (0.98%) Redis
18 15 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 192 (11.10%) Git (software)
2 88 (5.09%) Jenkins
3 82 (4.74%) TeamCity
4 81 (4.68%) Octopus Deploy
5 76 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 74 (4.28%) JIRA
7 53 (3.06%) Selenium
8 51 (2.95%) Visual Studio
9 32 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
10 30 (1.73%) Bitbucket
11 23 (1.33%) NUnit
12 19 (1.10%) GitLab
13 18 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (1.04%) Subversion
14 17 (0.98%) Mercurial
15 16 (0.92%) SoapUI
15 16 (0.92%) SpecFlow
16 15 (0.87%) JMeter
17 11 (0.64%) Cucumber
17 11 (0.64%) Postman
General
1 266 (15.38%) Finance
2 88 (5.09%) Retail
3 41 (2.37%) Legal
4 37 (2.14%) Public Sector
5 31 (1.79%) Law
6 28 (1.62%) Games
7 21 (1.21%) Marketing
8 19 (1.10%) Banking
8 19 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.98%) Local Government
10 12 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.52%) Billing
12 7 (0.40%) Back Office
12 7 (0.40%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.35%) Automotive
13 6 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.29%) Publishing
15 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.12%) Front Office
17 1 (0.058%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 529 (30.58%) Developer
2 220 (12.72%) .NET Developer
3 196 (11.33%) Architect
4 164 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 141 (8.15%) Senior Developer
6 128 (7.40%) Software Developer
7 123 (7.11%) DevOps Engineer
8 122 (7.05%) C# Developer
9 95 (5.49%) Azure Engineer
10 91 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
11 90 (5.20%) Solutions Architect
12 86 (4.97%) Software Engineer
13 74 (4.28%) Analyst
14 70 (4.05%) Senior .NET Developer
15 69 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
15 69 (3.99%) Consultant
16 64 (3.70%) Cloud Architect
17 60 (3.47%) Platform Engineer
18 55 (3.18%) Azure Architect
18 55 (3.18%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 608 (35.14%) .NET
2 286 (16.53%) .NET Core
3 230 (13.29%) AngularJS
4 218 (12.60%) ASP.NET
5 194 (11.21%) HTML
6 184 (10.64%) CSS
7 166 (9.60%) React
8 162 (9.36%) .NET Framework
9 120 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 116 (6.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 94 (5.43%) Node.js
12 93 (5.38%) Entity Framework
13 82 (4.74%) Web Services
14 81 (4.68%) Vue.js
15 68 (3.93%) jQuery
16 65 (3.76%) HTML5
17 52 (3.01%) REST
17 52 (3.01%) RESTful
18 42 (2.43%) Redux
19 40 (2.31%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 106 (6.13%) Greenfield Project
2 90 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (3.87%) Data Centre
4 64 (3.70%) Public Cloud
5 51 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
6 46 (2.66%) Mobile App
7 45 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
8 38 (2.20%) User Experience
9 30 (1.73%) Management Information System
10 28 (1.62%) Algorithms
11 25 (1.45%) Cloud Native
12 24 (1.39%) Private Cloud
13 18 (1.04%) Data Structures
13 18 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (0.98%) NHS
15 16 (0.92%) Clustering
16 10 (0.58%) Blog
17 8 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 8 (0.46%) Driving Licence
18 7 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 405 (23.41%) Windows
2 238 (13.76%) Windows Server
3 153 (8.84%) Linux
4 63 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (3.58%) Windows 10
6 47 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (2.43%) Windows Server 2016
8 28 (1.62%) Unix
9 27 (1.56%) Windows Server 2019
10 22 (1.27%) Android
11 19 (1.10%) Windows 7
12 18 (1.04%) Apple iOS
12 18 (1.04%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.40%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.35%) CentOS
15 6 (0.35%) VMS
16 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
18 3 (0.17%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (35.09%) DevOps
2 597 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
3 232 (13.41%) MVC
4 220 (12.72%) Software Engineering
5 195 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 181 (10.46%) Microservices
7 162 (9.36%) Migration
8 156 (9.02%) Scrum
9 148 (8.55%) ITIL
10 140 (8.09%) TDD
11 123 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
12 122 (7.05%) Mentoring
13 119 (6.88%) Problem-Solving
14 111 (6.42%) Analytics
15 101 (5.84%) Configuration Management
16 97 (5.61%) Test Automation
17 89 (5.14%) TOGAF
18 83 (4.80%) Business Intelligence
19 78 (4.51%) Cybersecurity
20 76 (4.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 586 (33.87%) C#
2 456 (26.36%) SQL
3 376 (21.73%) JavaScript
4 247 (14.28%) Python
5 197 (11.39%) PowerShell
6 108 (6.24%) Java
7 61 (3.53%) T-SQL
8 58 (3.35%) Bash Shell
9 47 (2.72%) R
9 47 (2.72%) TypeScript
10 40 (2.31%) Ruby
11 37 (2.14%) PHP
12 31 (1.79%) Scala
13 25 (1.45%) Go
14 23 (1.33%) Shell Script
15 22 (1.27%) Kotlin
16 18 (1.04%) VB
17 17 (0.98%) C
18 15 (0.87%) VB.NET
19 14 (0.81%) ES6
Qualifications
1 127 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (4.68%) Degree
3 74 (4.28%) MCSE
4 72 (4.16%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (3.82%) MCSA
6 51 (2.95%) CCNA
7 40 (2.31%) TOGAF Certification
8 30 (1.73%) Security Cleared
9 28 (1.62%) MCTS
10 20 (1.16%) MCP
11 19 (1.10%) SC Cleared
11 19 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (0.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 16 (0.92%) CISM
13 15 (0.87%) CCNP
14 14 (0.81%) CEH
14 14 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.75%) CISA
15 13 (0.75%) CISSP
16 12 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (2.89%) PCI DSS
3 40 (2.31%) GDPR
3 40 (2.31%) QA
4 31 (1.79%) SLA
5 10 (0.58%) NIST
6 4 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.12%) PMO
7 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.058%) COBIT
8 1 (0.058%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.058%) GLBA
8 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.058%) NCSC
System Software
1 269 (15.55%) Active Directory
2 181 (10.46%) Docker
3 134 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 94 (5.43%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (1.16%) XenApp
7 19 (1.10%) vSphere
8 18 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.81%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.52%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.29%) vCloud
14 5 (0.29%) Xen
15 4 (0.23%) VirtualBox
16 3 (0.17%) KVM
17 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 202 (11.68%) Kubernetes
2 170 (9.83%) Terraform
3 122 (7.05%) Ansible
4 116 (6.71%) Puppet
5 83 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
6 68 (3.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 60 (3.47%) SCCM
8 19 (1.10%) Grafana
9 18 (1.04%) Kibana
10 14 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
10 14 (0.81%) WSUS
11 13 (0.75%) Nagios
11 13 (0.75%) SCVMM
12 12 (0.69%) Cobbler
13 11 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
14 10 (0.58%) Prometheus
15 9 (0.52%) Istio
16 8 (0.46%) Packer
16 8 (0.46%) Rancher
16 8 (0.46%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 729 (42.14%) Microsoft
2 215 (12.43%) VMware
3 108 (6.24%) Google
4 94 (5.43%) Cisco
5 78 (4.51%) Citrix
6 55 (3.18%) Databricks
7 53 (3.06%) Oracle
8 44 (2.54%) Xamarin
9 32 (1.85%) Sparx
10 29 (1.68%) Tableau
11 22 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (1.21%) CheckPoint
12 21 (1.21%) Splunk
13 19 (1.10%) EnterpriseDB
14 18 (1.04%) Sitecore
14 18 (1.04%) webMethods
15 17 (0.98%) NetApp
16 16 (0.92%) Fortinet
17 15 (0.87%) Dell
17 15 (0.87%) Juniper