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

Microsoft Azure
England > North of England
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 8 16
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 +31
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,612 2,568 2,298
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 19.52% 14.57% 10.89%
As % of the Cloud Services category 51.04% 48.81% 45.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,751 2,336 2,059
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £70,000
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 of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 3,158 5,261 5,069
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 38.25% 29.86% 24.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2,796 4,273 4,195
Median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £71,250
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 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 25 November 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 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
North West +3 837 £52,500 +5.00% 304
Yorkshire +4 631 £47,500 - 190
North East 0 144 £47,500 +5.56% 62
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 of England region with a requirement for Azure.

1 646 (40.07%) Microsoft
2 554 (34.37%) DevOps
3 529 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
4 493 (30.58%) AWS
5 482 (29.90%) C#
6 472 (29.28%) SQL
7 469 (29.09%) .NET
8 368 (22.83%) Windows
9 330 (20.47%) JavaScript
10 324 (20.10%) SQL Server
11 247 (15.32%) Office 365
12 238 (14.76%) Active Directory
13 235 (14.58%) Python
14 217 (13.46%) .NET Core
15 207 (12.84%) GCP
16 205 (12.72%) Software Engineering
17 196 (12.16%) Windows Server
18 189 (11.72%) VMware
19 184 (11.41%) PowerShell
20 177 (10.98%) Kubernetes
21 173 (10.73%) Microservices
22 171 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 168 (10.42%) Migration
24 166 (10.30%) AngularJS
25 159 (9.86%) Analytics
25 159 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
25 159 (9.86%) Terraform
26 151 (9.37%) Docker
27 149 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
28 146 (9.06%) MVC

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 95 (5.89%) SharePoint
2 52 (3.23%) CMS
3 50 (3.10%) MS Exchange
4 41 (2.54%) IIS
5 31 (1.92%) WordPress
6 26 (1.61%) Apache Spark
7 24 (1.49%) Apache
8 20 (1.24%) Jadu
9 18 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (0.81%) Umbraco
11 11 (0.68%) NServiceBus
12 8 (0.50%) Confluence
12 8 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.43%) Headless CMS
14 6 (0.37%) Apache Synapse
14 6 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.25%) Kentico
15 4 (0.25%) nginx
16 3 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 33 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.74%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.68%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.12%) Magento
3 2 (0.12%) SAP CAR
3 2 (0.12%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.062%) BASE24
4 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.062%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 493 (30.58%) AWS
2 247 (15.32%) Office 365
3 207 (12.84%) GCP
4 99 (6.14%) Power Platform
5 95 (5.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 93 (5.77%) IaaS
6 93 (5.77%) PaaS
7 87 (5.40%) SaaS
8 64 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
9 51 (3.16%) Serverless
10 47 (2.92%) Azure Data Factory
11 38 (2.36%) OneDrive
12 33 (2.05%) AWS CloudFormation
13 24 (1.49%) Logic Apps
14 20 (1.24%) Datadog
15 17 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
16 11 (0.68%) PowerApps
17 10 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
18 9 (0.56%) Azure Functions
18 9 (0.56%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 127 (7.88%) Firewall
2 104 (6.45%) DNS
3 83 (5.15%) WAN
4 77 (4.78%) DHCP
5 68 (4.22%) LAN
6 52 (3.23%) TCP/IP
7 50 (3.10%) VPN
8 46 (2.85%) SAN
9 37 (2.30%) Skype
10 35 (2.17%) VLAN
11 19 (1.18%) MPLS
11 19 (1.18%) Network Security
11 19 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
12 18 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
12 18 (1.12%) Wireless
13 15 (0.93%) VoIP
14 9 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.56%) Internet
15 7 (0.43%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (20.10%) SQL Server
2 111 (6.89%) Data Warehouse
3 93 (5.77%) Data Lake
4 89 (5.52%) Azure SQL Database
5 85 (5.27%) Power BI
6 73 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 63 (3.91%) MySQL
8 58 (3.60%) Big Data
8 58 (3.60%) NoSQL
9 56 (3.47%) MongoDB
10 54 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 46 (2.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 44 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 40 (2.48%) Cosmos DB
14 35 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
15 30 (1.86%) Redis
16 29 (1.80%) Amazon Redshift
17 24 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
18 20 (1.24%) MariaDB
18 20 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 113 (7.01%) Git (software)
2 97 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 58 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 53 (3.29%) Visual Studio
5 52 (3.23%) JIRA
6 45 (2.79%) Selenium
7 38 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 27 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
9 25 (1.55%) TeamCity
10 17 (1.05%) Bitbucket
11 14 (0.87%) GitLab
12 13 (0.81%) webpack
13 10 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (0.62%) Spinnaker
14 9 (0.56%) NUnit
15 8 (0.50%) Babel
16 7 (0.43%) gulp
16 7 (0.43%) Moq
16 7 (0.43%) SonarQube
16 7 (0.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 144 (8.93%) Finance
2 50 (3.10%) Public Sector
3 38 (2.36%) Law
4 33 (2.05%) Marketing
4 33 (2.05%) Retail
5 18 (1.12%) Legal
6 17 (1.05%) Publishing
7 14 (0.87%) Games
8 12 (0.74%) Banking
9 9 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.56%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.43%) Housing Association
11 6 (0.37%) Back Office
12 5 (0.31%) Electronics
12 5 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.31%) Local Government
13 4 (0.25%) Advertising
13 4 (0.25%) Automotive
13 4 (0.25%) Billing
14 2 (0.12%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 431 (26.74%) Developer
2 169 (10.48%) .NET Developer
3 167 (10.36%) Architect
4 151 (9.37%) DevOps Engineer
5 147 (9.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 143 (8.87%) Azure Engineer
7 107 (6.64%) Software Engineer
8 105 (6.51%) Senior Developer
9 95 (5.89%) Software Developer
10 86 (5.33%) Analyst
11 82 (5.09%) Solutions Architect
12 81 (5.02%) C# Developer
13 71 (4.40%) Azure Architect
14 66 (4.09%) Data Engineer
15 65 (4.03%) C# .NET Developer
16 63 (3.91%) Cloud Engineer
17 52 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
18 47 (2.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 46 (2.85%) Cloud Architect
20 43 (2.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 469 (29.09%) .NET
2 217 (13.46%) .NET Core
3 166 (10.30%) AngularJS
4 145 (9.00%) HTML
5 140 (8.68%) CSS
6 137 (8.50%) React
7 133 (8.25%) ASP.NET
8 117 (7.26%) .NET Framework
9 92 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
10 79 (4.90%) Vue.js
11 63 (3.91%) Web Services
12 59 (3.66%) RESTful
13 55 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
14 54 (3.35%) Node.js
15 49 (3.04%) HTML5
15 49 (3.04%) REST
16 45 (2.79%) jQuery
17 43 (2.67%) Entity Framework
18 31 (1.92%) ASP.NET Core
18 31 (1.92%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 159 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (5.02%) Greenfield Project
3 67 (4.16%) Enterprise Software
4 61 (3.78%) Data Centre
5 59 (3.66%) Public Cloud
6 40 (2.48%) Mobile App
7 39 (2.42%) User Experience
8 33 (2.05%) Management Information System
9 28 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
9 28 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
10 26 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
11 25 (1.55%) Cloud Native
12 20 (1.24%) Cyberattack
12 20 (1.24%) Private Cloud
13 19 (1.18%) NHS
14 12 (0.74%) Driving Licence
15 10 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
15 10 (0.62%) Fat Client
15 10 (0.62%) Replication
15 10 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 368 (22.83%) Windows
2 196 (12.16%) Windows Server
3 79 (4.90%) Linux
4 39 (2.42%) Windows Server 2016
5 38 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (2.05%) Windows 10
7 27 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (1.49%) Windows Server 2019
9 15 (0.93%) Android
9 15 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.62%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.56%) Unix
12 7 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.25%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.19%) CentOS
14 3 (0.19%) SUSE
15 2 (0.12%) AIX
15 2 (0.12%) Fedora
15 2 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (34.37%) DevOps
2 529 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (12.72%) Software Engineering
4 173 (10.73%) Microservices
5 171 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 168 (10.42%) Migration
7 159 (9.86%) Analytics
8 149 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
9 146 (9.06%) MVC
10 136 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
11 131 (8.13%) Mentoring
12 124 (7.69%) TDD
13 110 (6.82%) ITIL
14 107 (6.64%) Infrastructure as Code
15 104 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
16 93 (5.77%) Test Automation
17 92 (5.71%) Scrum
18 82 (5.09%) SOLID
19 80 (4.96%) ETL
19 80 (4.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 482 (29.90%) C#
2 472 (29.28%) SQL
3 330 (20.47%) JavaScript
4 235 (14.58%) Python
5 184 (11.41%) PowerShell
6 120 (7.44%) Java
7 74 (4.59%) T-SQL
8 69 (4.28%) TypeScript
9 68 (4.22%) Go
10 66 (4.09%) PHP
11 58 (3.60%) Bash Shell
12 57 (3.54%) Ruby
13 49 (3.04%) R
14 33 (2.05%) Scala
15 28 (1.74%) C++
16 26 (1.61%) Kotlin
17 23 (1.43%) Groovy
18 9 (0.56%) ES6
19 8 (0.50%) C
19 8 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 71 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (4.34%) Degree
3 42 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (2.42%) MCSE
5 37 (2.30%) MCSA
5 37 (2.30%) TOGAF Certification
6 30 (1.86%) CCNA
7 27 (1.67%) Security Cleared
8 20 (1.24%) SC Cleared
9 19 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (1.05%) MCTS
11 14 (0.87%) CCNP
11 14 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (0.81%) CISSP
13 10 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 8 (0.50%) RHCE
15 7 (0.43%) CISM
15 7 (0.43%) MCP
16 6 (0.37%) A+ Certification
16 6 (0.37%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.54%) QA
2 39 (2.42%) SLA
3 33 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.43%) GDPR
5 16 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.81%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.25%) NIST
11 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.062%) COBIT
13 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.062%) PMO
System Software
1 238 (14.76%) Active Directory
2 151 (9.37%) Docker
3 144 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (5.46%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.18%) vSphere
6 12 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.56%) KVM
9 8 (0.50%) VMware Server
10 6 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.37%) XenApp
11 4 (0.25%) Firmware
11 4 (0.25%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.25%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.19%) NFS
12 3 (0.19%) zsh
13 2 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.12%) pfSense
13 2 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 177 (10.98%) Kubernetes
2 159 (9.86%) Terraform
3 86 (5.33%) Ansible
4 77 (4.78%) Puppet
5 63 (3.91%) Microsoft Intune
6 46 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (2.85%) SCCM
7 28 (1.74%) Grafana
8 25 (1.55%) Prometheus
9 14 (0.87%) Nagios
9 14 (0.87%) WSUS
10 12 (0.74%) SCOM
11 6 (0.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 5 (0.31%) Packer
12 5 (0.31%) Rancher
13 4 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.25%) Rundeck
13 4 (0.25%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.25%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 646 (40.07%) Microsoft
2 189 (11.72%) VMware
3 83 (5.15%) Cisco
4 78 (4.84%) Databricks
5 72 (4.47%) Google
6 64 (3.97%) Oracle
7 40 (2.48%) Veeam
8 39 (2.42%) Citrix
9 36 (2.23%) Sparx
10 31 (1.92%) NetApp
11 30 (1.86%) New Relic
12 28 (1.74%) Dell
12 28 (1.74%) EnterpriseDB
13 25 (1.55%) HP
14 24 (1.49%) SaltStack
15 23 (1.43%) Xamarin
16 17 (1.05%) SolarWinds
17 15 (0.93%) Splunk
18 14 (0.87%) Red Hat
19 13 (0.81%) SonicWALL