Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North of England
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 16 46
Rank change year-on-year +8 +30 +40
Permanent jobs citing Azure 2,589 2,337 1,382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 14.38% 10.85% 5.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.98% 45.30% 32.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2,125 1,947 1,209
North of England median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,102 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £56,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.79% +6.67% -

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 5,286 5,159 4,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 29.35% 23.96% 17.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4,291 4,270 3,585
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +1.16%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the North of England over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 1,352 £50,000 - 381
Yorkshire +5 1,022 £47,500 +2.15% 228
North East +14 217 £45,000 +5.88% 52
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 1,104 (42.64%) AWS
2 1,083 (41.83%) Microsoft
3 896 (34.61%) Agile Software Development
4 833 (32.17%) .NET
5 822 (31.75%) C#
6 707 (27.31%) Windows
7 643 (24.84%) DevOps
8 611 (23.60%) SQL Server
9 604 (23.33%) SQL
10 557 (21.51%) Office 365
11 511 (19.74%) JavaScript
12 504 (19.47%) Active Directory
13 440 (16.99%) VMware
14 396 (15.30%) MVC
15 377 (14.56%) ASP.NET
16 350 (13.52%) GCP
17 345 (13.33%) Windows Server
18 344 (13.29%) Linux
19 336 (12.98%) .NET Core
20 310 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
21 305 (11.78%) AngularJS
22 295 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 290 (11.20%) Microservices
24 281 (10.85%) ITIL
25 279 (10.78%) Firewall
26 278 (10.74%) Finance
27 270 (10.43%) HTML
28 265 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
29 263 (10.16%) PowerShell
30 262 (10.12%) Software Engineering

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
1 146 (5.64%) SharePoint
2 124 (4.79%) IIS
3 117 (4.52%) MS Exchange
4 53 (2.05%) Skype for Business
5 51 (1.97%) CMS
6 44 (1.70%) Umbraco
7 34 (1.31%) Apache Spark
7 34 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 33 (1.27%) Apache
9 31 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 21 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
11 18 (0.70%) Confluence
11 18 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
12 14 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (0.54%) Drupal
12 14 (0.54%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.46%) nginx
14 11 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
15 10 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
16 9 (0.35%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 81 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.077%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.039%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 44 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.16%) WebTrends
3 11 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.39%) assyst
5 8 (0.31%) SDL Web 8
6 7 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.23%) Magento
8 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.12%) Maximo
10 2 (0.077%) Aligne
10 2 (0.077%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.077%) Elite 3E
10 2 (0.077%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.077%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.077%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 2 (0.077%) Unica
11 1 (0.039%) BusinessWorks
11 1 (0.039%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.039%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
11 1 (0.039%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 1,104 (42.64%) AWS
2 557 (21.51%) Office 365
3 350 (13.52%) GCP
4 175 (6.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 171 (6.60%) SaaS
6 141 (5.45%) IaaS
7 131 (5.06%) PaaS
8 99 (3.82%) Power Platform
8 99 (3.82%) Serverless
9 79 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
10 58 (2.24%) AWS Lambda
11 44 (1.70%) Amazon SQS
12 41 (1.58%) GitHub
13 35 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
13 35 (1.35%) Amazon S3
14 31 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
15 27 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
16 25 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
16 25 (0.97%) Heroku
17 21 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 279 (10.78%) Firewall
2 189 (7.30%) DNS
3 137 (5.29%) DHCP
4 111 (4.29%) LAN
5 106 (4.09%) WAN
6 105 (4.06%) VPN
7 90 (3.48%) TCP/IP
8 83 (3.21%) SAN
9 77 (2.97%) VLAN
10 69 (2.67%) Skype
11 53 (2.05%) VoIP
12 52 (2.01%) Internet
13 39 (1.51%) Network Security
14 33 (1.27%) MPLS
14 33 (1.27%) Wireless
15 31 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (0.89%) HTTP
17 22 (0.85%) VSAN
18 21 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
19 20 (0.77%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 611 (23.60%) SQL Server
2 136 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
3 131 (5.06%) Relational Database
4 109 (4.21%) MongoDB
4 109 (4.21%) MySQL
5 108 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 97 (3.75%) NoSQL
7 96 (3.71%) Power BI
8 76 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
8 76 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
9 71 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 60 (2.32%) Big Data
11 57 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 49 (1.89%) RDBMS
13 33 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
14 32 (1.24%) Hadoop
15 31 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
16 29 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
17 28 (1.08%) Snowflake Schema
18 26 (1.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 223 (8.61%) Git (software)
2 140 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 94 (3.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 80 (3.09%) Visual Studio
5 78 (3.01%) Selenium
6 71 (2.74%) JIRA
7 68 (2.63%) GitLab
8 58 (2.24%) TeamCity
9 56 (2.16%) Visual Studio Team System
10 51 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 36 (1.39%) NUnit
12 34 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 32 (1.24%) Cucumber
14 29 (1.12%) CircleCI
15 25 (0.97%) RSpec
15 25 (0.97%) SpecFlow
16 20 (0.77%) Brakeman
16 20 (0.77%) minitest
16 20 (0.77%) RuboCop
17 17 (0.66%) Maven
General
1 278 (10.74%) Finance
2 119 (4.60%) Public Sector
3 114 (4.40%) Retail
4 83 (3.21%) Marketing
5 55 (2.12%) Legal
6 47 (1.82%) Banking
7 43 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.20%) Law
9 29 (1.12%) Telecoms
10 22 (0.85%) Local Government
11 20 (0.77%) Games
12 13 (0.50%) Advertising
13 9 (0.35%) Fire and Rescue
13 9 (0.35%) Police
14 6 (0.23%) Automotive
14 6 (0.23%) Publishing
15 5 (0.19%) Back Office
15 5 (0.19%) Electronics
16 4 (0.15%) Housing Association
17 3 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 766 (29.59%) Developer
2 315 (12.17%) .NET Developer
3 272 (10.51%) C# Developer
4 247 (9.54%) Architect
5 226 (8.73%) Senior Developer
6 225 (8.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 155 (5.99%) C# .NET Developer
8 151 (5.83%) Software Engineer
9 149 (5.76%) DevOps Engineer
10 133 (5.14%) Consultant
11 129 (4.98%) Software Developer
12 120 (4.63%) Cloud Engineer
13 117 (4.52%) Azure Engineer
14 113 (4.36%) Analyst
15 109 (4.21%) Senior .NET Developer
16 100 (3.86%) Azure Developer
17 91 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
18 83 (3.21%) Senior Software Engineer
19 74 (2.86%) Senior C# Developer
20 73 (2.82%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 833 (32.17%) .NET
2 377 (14.56%) ASP.NET
3 336 (12.98%) .NET Core
4 305 (11.78%) AngularJS
5 270 (10.43%) HTML
6 244 (9.42%) CSS
7 231 (8.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 208 (8.03%) .NET Framework
9 202 (7.80%) React
10 169 (6.53%) Web Services
11 155 (5.99%) Node.js
12 151 (5.83%) RESTful
13 146 (5.64%) ASP.NET Web API
14 119 (4.60%) REST
15 117 (4.52%) Entity Framework
16 106 (4.09%) Vue.js
17 93 (3.59%) jQuery
18 88 (3.40%) HTML5
19 55 (2.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 54 (2.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 179 (6.91%) Public Cloud
2 149 (5.76%) Data Centre
2 149 (5.76%) Greenfield Project
3 130 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
4 113 (4.36%) Enterprise Software
5 80 (3.09%) User Experience
6 76 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
7 67 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
8 65 (2.51%) Mobile App
9 64 (2.47%) Management Information System
10 60 (2.32%) Cloud Native
11 36 (1.39%) Driving Licence
12 30 (1.16%) Private Cloud
13 26 (1.00%) Replication
14 19 (0.73%) N-Tier
15 18 (0.70%) NHS
16 17 (0.66%) PKI
17 16 (0.62%) Clustering
17 16 (0.62%) FlexPod
18 12 (0.46%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 707 (27.31%) Windows
2 345 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 344 (13.29%) Linux
4 160 (6.18%) Windows 10
5 120 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 100 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (2.82%) Unix
8 46 (1.78%) Android
8 46 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (1.54%) Windows 7
10 39 (1.51%) CentOS
11 38 (1.47%) Windows 8
12 35 (1.35%) Apple iOS
13 28 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (0.73%) Mac OS X
15 18 (0.70%) Ubuntu
16 12 (0.46%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.42%) AIX
18 10 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
19 7 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 896 (34.61%) Agile Software Development
2 643 (24.84%) DevOps
3 396 (15.30%) MVC
4 310 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
5 295 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 290 (11.20%) Microservices
7 281 (10.85%) ITIL
8 262 (10.12%) Software Engineering
9 249 (9.62%) Mentoring
10 246 (9.50%) Scrum
11 233 (9.00%) TDD
12 222 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
13 205 (7.92%) Coaching
14 189 (7.30%) Test Automation
15 181 (6.99%) Migration
16 147 (5.68%) Open Source
17 139 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
18 132 (5.10%) SOA
19 120 (4.63%) Configuration Management
20 114 (4.40%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 822 (31.75%) C#
2 604 (23.33%) SQL
3 511 (19.74%) JavaScript
4 263 (10.16%) PowerShell
5 247 (9.54%) Python
6 175 (6.76%) Java
7 105 (4.06%) Bash Shell
8 86 (3.32%) Ruby
9 78 (3.01%) T-SQL
10 46 (1.78%) TypeScript
11 44 (1.70%) PHP
12 34 (1.31%) C
12 34 (1.31%) C++
13 33 (1.27%) VB
14 27 (1.04%) Scala
15 24 (0.93%) Perl
16 21 (0.81%) VB.NET
17 16 (0.62%) Go
18 15 (0.58%) Shell Script
19 13 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 179 (6.91%) Degree
2 177 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 105 (4.06%) Cisco Certification
4 89 (3.44%) MCSA
5 85 (3.28%) MCSE
6 66 (2.55%) CCNA
7 46 (1.78%) Security Cleared
8 39 (1.51%) CCNP
9 35 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 30 (1.16%) MCP
11 23 (0.89%) SC Cleared
12 19 (0.73%) CISSP
13 16 (0.62%) AWS Certification
14 15 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (0.58%) DBS Check
14 15 (0.58%) HND
15 12 (0.46%) CompTIA Security+
15 12 (0.46%) VCP6
16 11 (0.42%) ISEB
16 11 (0.42%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (4.79%) QA
2 73 (2.82%) SLA
3 45 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 40 (1.54%) GDPR
5 20 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.58%) PMO
7 14 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 9 (0.35%) NIST
9 6 (0.23%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.15%) COBIT
11 3 (0.12%) ISO 31000
12 2 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.039%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.039%) BS7799
13 1 (0.039%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.039%) PA-DSS
13 1 (0.039%) WCAG
System Software
1 504 (19.47%) Active Directory
2 265 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 245 (9.46%) Docker
4 154 (5.95%) Hyper-V
5 58 (2.24%) vSphere
6 50 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (1.62%) XenApp
8 35 (1.35%) VMware NSX
9 24 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
10 22 (0.85%) Varnish
11 14 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 12 (0.46%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.39%) NFS
13 10 (0.39%) pfSense
14 9 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.19%) KVM
Systems Management
1 204 (7.88%) Kubernetes
2 144 (5.56%) SCCM
3 138 (5.33%) Terraform
4 126 (4.87%) Puppet
5 114 (4.40%) Ansible
6 97 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
7 86 (3.32%) Microsoft Intune
8 57 (2.20%) WSUS
9 38 (1.47%) SCOM
10 27 (1.04%) Prometheus
11 19 (0.73%) Nagios
12 18 (0.70%) Packer
13 16 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
13 16 (0.62%) Graphite
14 15 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
15 13 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 12 (0.46%) Nessus
17 11 (0.42%) vRealize
18 10 (0.39%) Cobbler
18 10 (0.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,083 (41.83%) Microsoft
2 440 (16.99%) VMware
3 245 (9.46%) Cisco
4 176 (6.80%) Google
5 108 (4.17%) Citrix
6 97 (3.75%) Oracle
7 81 (3.13%) Veeam
8 68 (2.63%) NetApp
9 60 (2.32%) HP
10 49 (1.89%) Xamarin
11 46 (1.78%) Dell
12 40 (1.54%) Sage
13 38 (1.47%) Red Hat
14 37 (1.43%) IBM
15 36 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
16 35 (1.35%) ServiceNow
17 32 (1.24%) Meraki
18 31 (1.20%) Palo Alto
18 31 (1.20%) Tableau
19 28 (1.08%) SolarWinds