Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North of England
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 10 16
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 +31
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,311 2,547 2,276
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 17.64% 13.24% 10.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.02% 48.53% 43.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,317 2,233 2,052
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.68% +1.82% +4.76%

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 2,621 5,248 5,187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 35.27% 27.28% 23.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,257 4,162 4,332
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £30,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +5 722 £55,000 +10.00% 258
Yorkshire +5 457 £47,250 -0.53% 153
North East 0 132 £43,000 +4.88% 40
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 567 (43.25%) Microsoft
2 433 (33.03%) .NET
3 419 (31.96%) DevOps
4 404 (30.82%) C#
5 395 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
6 385 (29.37%) AWS
7 327 (24.94%) SQL
8 301 (22.96%) Windows
9 292 (22.27%) SQL Server
10 239 (18.23%) JavaScript
10 239 (18.23%) Active Directory
11 201 (15.33%) Office 365
12 184 (14.04%) Windows Server
13 181 (13.81%) .NET Core
14 173 (13.20%) Python
15 163 (12.43%) Finance
16 162 (12.36%) GCP
16 162 (12.36%) PowerShell
17 159 (12.13%) Microservices
18 158 (12.05%) Software Engineering
19 150 (11.44%) VMware
20 142 (10.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 138 (10.53%) MVC
22 132 (10.07%) ASP.NET
22 132 (10.07%) Kubernetes
23 129 (9.84%) Migration
24 123 (9.38%) React
24 123 (9.38%) AngularJS
25 121 (9.23%) ITIL
25 121 (9.23%) HTML

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 93 (7.09%) SharePoint
2 57 (4.35%) IIS
3 45 (3.43%) MS Exchange
4 35 (2.67%) CMS
5 15 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.07%) Apache Spark
6 14 (1.07%) WordPress
7 13 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
8 12 (0.92%) Jadu
8 12 (0.92%) NServiceBus
9 11 (0.84%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.61%) Apache
11 7 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.46%) Confluence
12 6 (0.46%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.23%) nginx
14 3 (0.23%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.15%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 34 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.07%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.076%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.31%) SDL Web 8
2 4 (0.31%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.076%) BASE24
4 1 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.076%) Magento
4 1 (0.076%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.076%) SAP CAR
4 1 (0.076%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 385 (29.37%) AWS
2 201 (15.33%) Office 365
3 162 (12.36%) GCP
4 111 (8.47%) IaaS
5 107 (8.16%) PaaS
6 84 (6.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 80 (6.10%) Power Platform
8 74 (5.64%) Cloud Computing
9 68 (5.19%) SaaS
10 31 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
11 30 (2.29%) Azure Data Factory
12 26 (1.98%) Serverless
13 22 (1.68%) Logic Apps
14 20 (1.53%) OneDrive
15 18 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.84%) GitHub
17 9 (0.69%) Azure Stack
18 7 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 6 (0.46%) Azure Functions
20 5 (0.38%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 101 (7.70%) Firewall
2 79 (6.03%) DNS
3 60 (4.58%) DHCP
4 57 (4.35%) WAN
5 49 (3.74%) VPN
6 48 (3.66%) LAN
7 45 (3.43%) Skype
8 33 (2.52%) TCP/IP
9 28 (2.14%) SAN
10 24 (1.83%) Internet
11 23 (1.75%) Network Security
11 23 (1.75%) VLAN
12 20 (1.53%) MPLS
13 15 (1.14%) Wireless
14 13 (0.99%) VoIP
15 11 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
17 8 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
17 8 (0.61%) Wireless Security
18 7 (0.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (22.27%) SQL Server
2 79 (6.03%) Data Lake
3 70 (5.34%) Power BI
4 62 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (4.20%) Azure SQL Database
6 54 (4.12%) Big Data
7 44 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 42 (3.20%) NoSQL
9 37 (2.82%) MongoDB
10 36 (2.75%) MySQL
11 34 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 28 (2.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 23 (1.75%) HDInsight
13 23 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
14 22 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
15 21 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (1.07%) Relational Database
17 12 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 106 (8.09%) Git (software)
2 68 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 53 (4.04%) JIRA
4 52 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 36 (2.75%) Visual Studio
6 35 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 33 (2.52%) TeamCity
8 27 (2.06%) Selenium
9 24 (1.83%) Bitbucket
10 23 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
11 20 (1.53%) GitLab
12 11 (0.84%) NUnit
13 10 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (0.69%) Spinnaker
15 8 (0.61%) Subversion
16 7 (0.53%) JMeter
16 7 (0.53%) JUnit
17 6 (0.46%) Ranorex
17 6 (0.46%) ReSharper
18 5 (0.38%) WebDriver
General
1 163 (12.43%) Finance
2 33 (2.52%) Retail
3 30 (2.29%) Legal
3 30 (2.29%) Public Sector
4 26 (1.98%) Law
5 25 (1.91%) Marketing
6 19 (1.45%) Games
7 10 (0.76%) Publishing
8 8 (0.61%) Billing
9 6 (0.46%) Banking
9 6 (0.46%) Local Government
10 5 (0.38%) Back Office
10 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.31%) Housing Association
11 4 (0.31%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.31%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.15%) Advertising
12 2 (0.15%) Automotive
12 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 353 (26.93%) Developer
2 174 (13.27%) Architect
3 150 (11.44%) .NET Developer
4 124 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 106 (8.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 102 (7.78%) Senior Developer
7 94 (7.17%) Solutions Architect
8 77 (5.87%) Software Developer
9 71 (5.42%) Azure Engineer
10 69 (5.26%) Software Engineer
11 65 (4.96%) C# Developer
12 64 (4.88%) Analyst
13 56 (4.27%) Cloud Engineer
14 54 (4.12%) Azure Architect
14 54 (4.12%) Cloud Architect
15 50 (3.81%) C# .NET Developer
15 50 (3.81%) Senior .NET Developer
16 49 (3.74%) Security Specialist
17 40 (3.05%) Infrastructure Architect
18 37 (2.82%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (33.03%) .NET
2 181 (13.81%) .NET Core
3 132 (10.07%) ASP.NET
4 123 (9.38%) AngularJS
4 123 (9.38%) React
5 121 (9.23%) HTML
6 110 (8.39%) CSS
7 102 (7.78%) .NET Framework
8 93 (7.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 62 (4.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 60 (4.58%) Web Services
11 50 (3.81%) REST
12 46 (3.51%) Entity Framework
13 45 (3.43%) jQuery
14 42 (3.20%) RESTful
15 41 (3.13%) HTML5
15 41 (3.13%) Node.js
15 41 (3.13%) Vue.js
16 28 (2.14%) Middleware
17 24 (1.83%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 111 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
3 55 (4.20%) Data Centre
4 46 (3.51%) Public Cloud
5 40 (3.05%) Mobile App
6 38 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (2.06%) User Experience
8 22 (1.68%) Cloud Native
9 20 (1.53%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.45%) Private Cloud
11 17 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (0.99%) Clustering
12 13 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
13 12 (0.92%) NHS
14 11 (0.84%) Driving Licence
15 10 (0.76%) Algorithms
15 10 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
15 10 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
16 9 (0.69%) Cyberattack
16 9 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 301 (22.96%) Windows
2 184 (14.04%) Windows Server
3 85 (6.48%) Linux
4 40 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (2.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 28 (2.14%) Windows 10
7 22 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (1.53%) Windows Server 2019
9 13 (0.99%) Unix
10 11 (0.84%) Android
10 11 (0.84%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.84%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.61%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.38%) CentOS
13 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.15%) AIX
15 2 (0.15%) Solaris
15 2 (0.15%) SUSE
15 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (31.96%) DevOps
2 395 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (12.13%) Microservices
4 158 (12.05%) Software Engineering
5 142 (10.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 138 (10.53%) MVC
7 129 (9.84%) Migration
8 121 (9.23%) ITIL
9 109 (8.31%) Analytics
10 102 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
11 93 (7.09%) Scrum
12 86 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
13 85 (6.48%) TOGAF
14 83 (6.33%) TDD
15 81 (6.18%) Mentoring
16 70 (5.34%) IT Strategy
17 69 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
17 69 (5.26%) Web Development
18 66 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
19 65 (4.96%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 404 (30.82%) C#
2 327 (24.94%) SQL
3 239 (18.23%) JavaScript
4 173 (13.20%) Python
5 162 (12.36%) PowerShell
6 73 (5.57%) Java
7 59 (4.50%) T-SQL
8 54 (4.12%) R
9 45 (3.43%) Bash Shell
10 34 (2.59%) TypeScript
11 31 (2.36%) PHP
12 20 (1.53%) Go
13 15 (1.14%) Ruby
14 10 (0.76%) Scala
15 9 (0.69%) ES6
16 7 (0.53%) Groovy
16 7 (0.53%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.53%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.46%) C++
17 6 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 101 (7.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (4.73%) Degree
2 62 (4.73%) MCSE
3 58 (4.42%) MCSA
4 51 (3.89%) TOGAF Certification
5 50 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (3.13%) CCNA
7 24 (1.83%) MCTS
7 24 (1.83%) Security Cleared
8 21 (1.60%) SC Cleared
9 20 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (1.22%) MCP
11 15 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (0.99%) CCNP
13 10 (0.76%) RHCE
14 7 (0.53%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 5 (0.38%) CCA
16 5 (0.38%) MCITP
17 4 (0.31%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.52%) PCI DSS
2 29 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (2.21%) SLA
3 25 (1.91%) QA
4 23 (1.75%) GDPR
5 7 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.15%) NIST
8 1 (0.076%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.076%) PMO
System Software
1 239 (18.23%) Active Directory
2 113 (8.62%) Docker
3 111 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 79 (6.03%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (1.53%) vSphere
6 14 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.92%) XenApp
8 9 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (0.69%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.53%) KVM
10 6 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 5 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.38%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.31%) Firmware
13 3 (0.23%) NFS
13 3 (0.23%) vCloud
13 3 (0.23%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.23%) zsh
14 2 (0.15%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 132 (10.07%) Kubernetes
2 106 (8.09%) Terraform
3 70 (5.34%) Ansible
4 66 (5.03%) Microsoft Intune
5 60 (4.58%) Puppet
6 47 (3.59%) SCCM
7 30 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (1.37%) WSUS
9 12 (0.92%) Grafana
9 12 (0.92%) SCVMM
10 8 (0.61%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.53%) Nagios
11 7 (0.53%) Packer
11 7 (0.53%) SCOM
12 5 (0.38%) Istio
13 4 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 4 (0.31%) Rundeck
14 3 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
14 3 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
14 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 567 (43.25%) Microsoft
2 150 (11.44%) VMware
3 78 (5.95%) Google
4 68 (5.19%) Cisco
4 68 (5.19%) Databricks
5 44 (3.36%) Citrix
6 39 (2.97%) Sparx
7 26 (1.98%) NetApp
8 21 (1.60%) Oracle
9 18 (1.37%) Splunk
9 18 (1.37%) Tableau
10 17 (1.30%) Xamarin
11 16 (1.22%) HP
12 14 (1.07%) Sitecore
12 14 (1.07%) Veeam
13 13 (0.99%) Dell
13 13 (0.99%) New Relic
13 13 (0.99%) Red Hat
14 10 (0.76%) CheckPoint
14 10 (0.76%) Meraki