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

Microsoft Azure
England > North of England
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 13 30
Rank change year-on-year +5 +17 +36
Permanent jobs citing Azure 2,506 2,351 1,855
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 16.45% 12.56% 7.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.49% 47.42% 36.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2,247 2,042 1,809
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,500
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 5,064 4,958 5,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 33.24% 26.50% 19.95%
Number of salaries quoted 4,171 3,938 4,291
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 2 April 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 2 April 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 1,411 £50,000 -4.76% 306
Yorkshire +2 954 £50,000 +8.70% 184
North East 0 141 £41,852 -1.52% 64
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 995 (39.70%) AWS
2 990 (39.51%) Microsoft
3 948 (37.83%) Agile Software Development
4 912 (36.39%) C#
5 883 (35.24%) .NET
6 820 (32.72%) DevOps
7 694 (27.69%) SQL Server
8 628 (25.06%) SQL
9 622 (24.82%) Windows
10 561 (22.39%) JavaScript
11 437 (17.44%) Office 365
12 421 (16.80%) MVC
13 416 (16.60%) AngularJS
14 415 (16.56%) .NET Core
15 402 (16.04%) ASP.NET
16 383 (15.28%) Active Directory
17 381 (15.20%) Finance
18 361 (14.41%) VMware
19 310 (12.37%) HTML
20 308 (12.29%) Microservices
20 308 (12.29%) Windows Server
21 303 (12.09%) Python
22 296 (11.81%) Software Engineering
23 290 (11.57%) CSS
24 286 (11.41%) Docker
25 280 (11.17%) Linux
26 279 (11.13%) GCP
26 279 (11.13%) Kubernetes
27 266 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 259 (10.34%) ASP.NET 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
1 123 (4.91%) SharePoint
2 105 (4.19%) IIS
3 85 (3.39%) MS Exchange
4 45 (1.80%) CMS
5 30 (1.20%) Apache Spark
5 30 (1.20%) Confluence
5 30 (1.20%) Skype for Business
6 27 (1.08%) Apache
6 27 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (0.64%) nginx
9 15 (0.60%) Umbraco
10 14 (0.56%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.36%) EPiServer
13 8 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.32%) Mule
13 8 (0.32%) NServiceBus
13 8 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 74 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.40%) Chatbot
5 9 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 55 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.60%) WebTrends
3 13 (0.52%) Elite 3E
4 7 (0.28%) SDL Web 8
5 6 (0.24%) Carpe Diem
5 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.16%) Sage CRM
7 3 (0.12%) Magento
8 2 (0.080%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.080%) Cognos Controller
8 2 (0.080%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.080%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.080%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.080%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
8 2 (0.080%) TIBCO iProcess
9 1 (0.040%) Aareon QL
9 1 (0.040%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 995 (39.70%) AWS
2 437 (17.44%) Office 365
3 279 (11.13%) GCP
4 179 (7.14%) IaaS
5 177 (7.06%) PaaS
6 147 (5.87%) SaaS
7 102 (4.07%) Azure Active Directory
8 98 (3.91%) Serverless
9 81 (3.23%) Power Platform
10 66 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
11 52 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
12 42 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
13 37 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
14 27 (1.08%) GitHub
15 26 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
16 25 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (1.00%) Amazon ECS
17 24 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 21 (0.84%) Amazon S3
18 21 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 186 (7.42%) Firewall
2 129 (5.15%) DNS
3 92 (3.67%) DHCP
4 81 (3.23%) WAN
5 77 (3.07%) VPN
6 65 (2.59%) LAN
7 64 (2.55%) TCP/IP
8 58 (2.31%) SAN
9 47 (1.88%) Skype
10 36 (1.44%) Internet
11 33 (1.32%) Network Security
12 31 (1.24%) NetScaler
13 28 (1.12%) VLAN
14 20 (0.80%) VoIP
15 18 (0.72%) AMQP
16 17 (0.68%) Wireless
17 15 (0.60%) BGP
17 15 (0.60%) MPLS
18 14 (0.56%) OSPF
18 14 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 694 (27.69%) SQL Server
2 111 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
2 111 (4.43%) NoSQL
3 97 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 89 (3.55%) MySQL
5 78 (3.11%) Power BI
5 78 (3.11%) Relational Database
6 73 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 68 (2.71%) MongoDB
8 64 (2.55%) Big Data
9 53 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
9 53 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 43 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
11 36 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
12 35 (1.40%) Data Lake
13 32 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
13 32 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
14 28 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 27 (1.08%) Snowflake Schema
16 23 (0.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 246 (9.82%) Git (software)
2 116 (4.63%) Jenkins
3 104 (4.15%) Octopus Deploy
4 93 (3.71%) TeamCity
5 88 (3.51%) JIRA
6 84 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 77 (3.07%) Visual Studio
8 74 (2.95%) Selenium
9 50 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
10 44 (1.76%) GitLab
11 40 (1.60%) Bitbucket
12 33 (1.32%) SpecFlow
13 31 (1.24%) Cucumber
14 29 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 28 (1.12%) WebDriver
16 26 (1.04%) SoapUI
17 25 (1.00%) NUnit
18 22 (0.88%) Subversion
19 19 (0.76%) JMeter
20 18 (0.72%) Mercurial
General
1 381 (15.20%) Finance
2 117 (4.67%) Retail
3 98 (3.91%) Public Sector
4 68 (2.71%) Legal
5 60 (2.39%) Law
6 40 (1.60%) Banking
7 39 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.16%) Games
8 29 (1.16%) Marketing
9 19 (0.76%) Advertising
10 18 (0.72%) Local Government
11 17 (0.68%) Telecoms
12 14 (0.56%) Automotive
12 14 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.24%) Billing
14 6 (0.24%) Police
15 5 (0.20%) Back Office
15 5 (0.20%) Fire and Rescue
16 4 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 798 (31.84%) Developer
2 315 (12.57%) .NET Developer
3 262 (10.45%) C# Developer
4 221 (8.82%) Architect
5 217 (8.66%) Senior Developer
6 216 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 175 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
8 159 (6.34%) Software Developer
9 144 (5.75%) Cloud Engineer
10 143 (5.71%) Software Engineer
11 140 (5.59%) Azure Engineer
12 111 (4.43%) Consultant
13 108 (4.31%) C# .NET Developer
14 100 (3.99%) Senior .NET Developer
15 92 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
16 88 (3.51%) Azure Developer
17 84 (3.35%) Analyst
18 73 (2.91%) Platform Engineer
19 69 (2.75%) Technical Leader
20 66 (2.63%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 883 (35.24%) .NET
2 416 (16.60%) AngularJS
3 415 (16.56%) .NET Core
4 402 (16.04%) ASP.NET
5 310 (12.37%) HTML
6 290 (11.57%) CSS
7 259 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 247 (9.86%) React
9 212 (8.46%) .NET Framework
10 174 (6.94%) ASP.NET Web API
11 173 (6.90%) Node.js
12 160 (6.38%) Web Services
13 152 (6.07%) RESTful
14 142 (5.67%) Entity Framework
15 134 (5.35%) Vue.js
16 105 (4.19%) REST
17 101 (4.03%) HTML5
18 88 (3.51%) jQuery
19 77 (3.07%) JSON
20 74 (2.95%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 212 (8.46%) Greenfield Project
2 130 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (4.71%) Data Centre
4 89 (3.55%) Public Cloud
5 79 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
6 73 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
7 68 (2.71%) Mobile App
8 55 (2.19%) User Experience
9 53 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
10 51 (2.04%) Cloud Native
11 47 (1.88%) Management Information System
12 46 (1.84%) Private Cloud
13 42 (1.68%) Algorithms
14 28 (1.12%) Data Structures
15 23 (0.92%) Blog
16 18 (0.72%) Clustering
17 17 (0.68%) Driving Licence
17 17 (0.68%) NHS
18 12 (0.48%) Client/Server
18 12 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 622 (24.82%) Windows
2 308 (12.29%) Windows Server
3 280 (11.17%) Linux
4 114 (4.55%) Windows 10
5 110 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 75 (2.99%) Windows Server 2016
8 54 (2.15%) Unix
9 42 (1.68%) Windows 7
10 40 (1.60%) Android
11 33 (1.32%) Apple iOS
12 27 (1.08%) Windows 8
13 25 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
14 18 (0.72%) VMS
15 16 (0.64%) Mac OS
16 15 (0.60%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.32%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.24%) AIX
18 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 948 (37.83%) Agile Software Development
2 820 (32.72%) DevOps
3 421 (16.80%) MVC
4 308 (12.29%) Microservices
5 296 (11.81%) Software Engineering
6 266 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 258 (10.30%) Scrum
8 249 (9.94%) TDD
9 239 (9.54%) Mentoring
10 237 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
11 211 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
12 198 (7.90%) ITIL
13 194 (7.74%) Migration
14 155 (6.19%) Test Automation
15 151 (6.03%) Configuration Management
16 124 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
16 124 (4.95%) Coaching
17 117 (4.67%) BDD
18 116 (4.63%) Analytics
19 106 (4.23%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 912 (36.39%) C#
2 628 (25.06%) SQL
3 561 (22.39%) JavaScript
4 303 (12.09%) Python
5 249 (9.94%) PowerShell
6 181 (7.22%) Java
7 98 (3.91%) Bash Shell
8 83 (3.31%) T-SQL
9 66 (2.63%) TypeScript
10 63 (2.51%) Ruby
11 52 (2.08%) PHP
12 42 (1.68%) Go
13 39 (1.56%) Scala
13 39 (1.56%) VB.NET
14 34 (1.36%) VB
15 30 (1.20%) Kotlin
16 28 (1.12%) Shell Script
17 24 (0.96%) C++
17 24 (0.96%) R
17 24 (0.96%) VB6
Qualifications
1 136 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 127 (5.07%) Degree
3 68 (2.71%) MCSE
4 67 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (2.55%) MCSA
6 41 (1.64%) CCNA
7 37 (1.48%) Security Cleared
8 30 (1.20%) CISSP
9 25 (1.00%) CISM
10 21 (0.84%) SC Cleared
11 20 (0.80%) MCP
12 19 (0.76%) CISA
13 18 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
14 17 (0.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 17 (0.68%) CEH
14 17 (0.68%) MCSD
14 17 (0.68%) MCTS
14 17 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
15 16 (0.64%) CCNP
15 16 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (2.31%) GDPR
3 51 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 51 (2.04%) QA
4 48 (1.92%) SLA
5 13 (0.52%) NIST
6 5 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.20%) ISO 31000
6 5 (0.20%) PMO
7 2 (0.080%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.080%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.040%) COBIT
8 1 (0.040%) GLBA
8 1 (0.040%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.040%) NCSC
8 1 (0.040%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.040%) WCAG
System Software
1 383 (15.28%) Active Directory
2 286 (11.41%) Docker
3 210 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 132 (5.27%) Hyper-V
5 41 (1.64%) XenApp
6 38 (1.52%) vSphere
7 26 (1.04%) XenDesktop
8 23 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 15 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (0.44%) VMware NSX
13 8 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.24%) VirtualBox
16 5 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.20%) Xen
17 4 (0.16%) vCloud
18 3 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 279 (11.13%) Kubernetes
2 208 (8.30%) Terraform
3 157 (6.26%) Ansible
4 146 (5.83%) Puppet
5 113 (4.51%) SCCM
6 100 (3.99%) Opscode Chef
7 81 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
8 30 (1.20%) SCOM
9 29 (1.16%) Nagios
10 26 (1.04%) Kibana
11 23 (0.92%) WSUS
12 17 (0.68%) Cobbler
12 17 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
12 17 (0.68%) SCVMM
13 15 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
14 14 (0.56%) Grafana
15 13 (0.52%) Packer
16 12 (0.48%) Tivoli
16 12 (0.48%) vRealize
17 11 (0.44%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 990 (39.51%) Microsoft
2 361 (14.41%) VMware
3 178 (7.10%) Google
4 170 (6.78%) Cisco
5 124 (4.95%) Citrix
6 89 (3.55%) Xamarin
7 87 (3.47%) Oracle
8 35 (1.40%) CheckPoint
8 35 (1.40%) Databricks
8 35 (1.40%) Veeam
9 33 (1.32%) NetApp
9 33 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 32 (1.28%) Tableau
11 31 (1.24%) IBM
12 30 (1.20%) HP
13 29 (1.16%) ServiceNow
14 24 (0.96%) Dell
14 24 (0.96%) Splunk
15 23 (0.92%) Dynatrace
15 23 (0.92%) EnterpriseDB