Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North of England
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 16 47
Rank change year-on-year +6 +31 +40
Permanent jobs citing Azure 2,544 2,267 1,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 13.27% 10.24% 5.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.63% 43.94% 34.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,040 1,920 1,209
North of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.74% -1.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 5,231 5,159 4,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 27.29% 23.30% 16.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4,135 4,307 3,436
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +10 1,289 £50,000 - 317
Yorkshire +6 1,028 £45,050 -5.16% 196
North East +9 229 £42,000 -6.67% 38
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1,111 (43.67%) AWS
2 1,096 (43.08%) Microsoft
3 880 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
4 766 (30.11%) C#
5 762 (29.95%) .NET
6 715 (28.11%) Windows
7 694 (27.28%) SQL
8 660 (25.94%) DevOps
9 597 (23.47%) SQL Server
10 530 (20.83%) Active Directory
10 530 (20.83%) Office 365
11 506 (19.89%) JavaScript
12 438 (17.22%) VMware
13 367 (14.43%) Windows Server
14 358 (14.07%) Linux
15 335 (13.17%) MVC
16 328 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
17 326 (12.81%) GCP
18 320 (12.58%) ASP.NET
19 312 (12.26%) ITIL
19 312 (12.26%) PowerShell
20 303 (11.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 283 (11.12%) Firewall
22 279 (10.97%) Docker
23 274 (10.77%) Software Engineering
24 267 (10.50%) Python
25 263 (10.34%) .NET Core
26 261 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
27 259 (10.18%) Mentoring
28 258 (10.14%) Finance

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
1 141 (5.54%) MS Exchange
2 135 (5.31%) SharePoint
3 128 (5.03%) IIS
4 69 (2.71%) Skype for Business
5 53 (2.08%) Umbraco
6 46 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 44 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 43 (1.69%) CMS
9 35 (1.38%) Apache Spark
10 31 (1.22%) Apache
11 29 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
12 20 (0.79%) Confluence
13 19 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
14 17 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (0.51%) Drupal
16 12 (0.47%) NServiceBus
17 11 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
18 10 (0.39%) nginx
18 10 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 10 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 90 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.31%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.039%) HipChat
8 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 48 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.83%) WebTrends
3 14 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.31%) assyst
5 7 (0.28%) SDL Web 8
5 7 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.24%) Magento
7 3 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.12%) Maximo
7 3 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.079%) Aligne
8 2 (0.079%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.079%) Unica
9 1 (0.039%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,111 (43.67%) AWS
2 530 (20.83%) Office 365
3 326 (12.81%) GCP
4 167 (6.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 162 (6.37%) SaaS
6 123 (4.83%) IaaS
7 116 (4.56%) Power Platform
8 109 (4.28%) Cloud Computing
9 105 (4.13%) PaaS
10 87 (3.42%) Serverless
11 54 (2.12%) GitHub
12 45 (1.77%) Azure Data Factory
13 43 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
14 39 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
15 32 (1.26%) IBM Cloud
16 30 (1.18%) Amazon S3
17 28 (1.10%) Heroku
18 25 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
18 25 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
18 25 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 283 (11.12%) Firewall
2 227 (8.92%) DNS
3 166 (6.53%) DHCP
4 136 (5.35%) LAN
5 135 (5.31%) WAN
6 122 (4.80%) VPN
7 107 (4.21%) TCP/IP
8 97 (3.81%) SAN
9 94 (3.69%) VLAN
10 63 (2.48%) Skype
11 55 (2.16%) Internet
12 52 (2.04%) MPLS
13 51 (2.00%) VoIP
14 48 (1.89%) Broadband
15 47 (1.85%) Network Security
16 37 (1.45%) HTTP
16 37 (1.45%) Wireless
17 33 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
18 28 (1.10%) NAS
18 28 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 597 (23.47%) SQL Server
2 158 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
3 148 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 129 (5.07%) Relational Database
5 113 (4.44%) Power BI
6 103 (4.05%) MySQL
7 102 (4.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 97 (3.81%) NoSQL
9 90 (3.54%) MongoDB
10 89 (3.50%) Azure SQL Database
11 78 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 62 (2.44%) Big Data
13 59 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
14 35 (1.38%) RDBMS
15 32 (1.26%) Data Lake
15 32 (1.26%) Hadoop
16 28 (1.10%) Neo4j
17 27 (1.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 26 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
19 24 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 244 (9.59%) Git (software)
2 140 (5.50%) Jenkins
3 96 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
4 91 (3.58%) Visual Studio
5 79 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 78 (3.07%) Selenium
7 74 (2.91%) JIRA
8 69 (2.71%) GitLab
9 65 (2.56%) TeamCity
10 63 (2.48%) Visual Studio Team System
11 35 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 35 (1.38%) NUnit
12 29 (1.14%) Cucumber
13 27 (1.06%) CircleCI
14 25 (0.98%) SpecFlow
15 20 (0.79%) RSpec
16 19 (0.75%) Maven
17 17 (0.67%) WebDriver
18 15 (0.59%) Mercurial
18 15 (0.59%) ReSharper
General
1 258 (10.14%) Finance
2 142 (5.58%) Retail
3 105 (4.13%) Public Sector
4 93 (3.66%) Marketing
5 52 (2.04%) Banking
6 45 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 39 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.26%) Legal
9 27 (1.06%) Local Government
10 18 (0.71%) Law
11 15 (0.59%) Games
12 10 (0.39%) Fire and Rescue
12 10 (0.39%) Police
13 7 (0.28%) Electronics
14 6 (0.24%) Housing Association
14 6 (0.24%) Publishing
15 5 (0.20%) Back Office
16 4 (0.16%) Billing
16 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 695 (27.32%) Developer
2 300 (11.79%) .NET Developer
3 261 (10.26%) C# Developer
4 244 (9.59%) Architect
5 234 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 219 (8.61%) Senior Developer
7 183 (7.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 162 (6.37%) Software Engineer
9 159 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
10 139 (5.46%) Software Developer
11 135 (5.31%) Analyst
11 135 (5.31%) Consultant
12 119 (4.68%) Senior .NET Developer
13 109 (4.28%) Cloud Engineer
14 91 (3.58%) Azure Developer
15 90 (3.54%) Senior C# Developer
16 89 (3.50%) Senior Software Engineer
17 85 (3.34%) SQL Developer
18 82 (3.22%) Azure Engineer
19 81 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 762 (29.95%) .NET
2 320 (12.58%) ASP.NET
3 263 (10.34%) .NET Core
4 255 (10.02%) HTML
5 233 (9.16%) AngularJS
6 232 (9.12%) CSS
7 187 (7.35%) .NET Framework
8 167 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 166 (6.53%) React
9 166 (6.53%) Web Services
10 133 (5.23%) Node.js
11 130 (5.11%) RESTful
12 128 (5.03%) ASP.NET Web API
13 127 (4.99%) REST
14 93 (3.66%) Entity Framework
14 93 (3.66%) jQuery
15 85 (3.34%) Vue.js
16 73 (2.87%) SOAP
17 70 (2.75%) HTML5
18 63 (2.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 182 (7.15%) Public Cloud
2 147 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 138 (5.42%) Data Centre
4 122 (4.80%) Enterprise Software
5 103 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
6 94 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
7 88 (3.46%) User Experience
8 71 (2.79%) Management Information System
9 62 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
10 61 (2.40%) Mobile App
11 59 (2.32%) Cloud Native
12 32 (1.26%) Data Structures
13 29 (1.14%) Driving Licence
13 29 (1.14%) Replication
14 22 (0.86%) NHS
15 21 (0.83%) Clustering
15 21 (0.83%) Private Cloud
16 19 (0.75%) CMDB
17 18 (0.71%) N-Tier
17 18 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 715 (28.11%) Windows
2 367 (14.43%) Windows Server
3 358 (14.07%) Linux
4 154 (6.05%) Windows 10
5 145 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (4.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 91 (3.58%) Unix
8 51 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (1.77%) CentOS
10 43 (1.69%) Windows 7
11 40 (1.57%) Windows 8
12 37 (1.45%) Android
13 28 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (0.98%) AIX
15 24 (0.94%) Apple iOS
16 16 (0.63%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.55%) HPUX
17 14 (0.55%) Mac OS X
18 12 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
19 9 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 880 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
2 660 (25.94%) DevOps
3 335 (13.17%) MVC
4 328 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
5 312 (12.26%) ITIL
6 303 (11.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 274 (10.77%) Software Engineering
8 259 (10.18%) Mentoring
9 244 (9.59%) Scrum
10 236 (9.28%) Microservices
11 234 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
12 227 (8.92%) TDD
13 208 (8.18%) Test Automation
14 201 (7.90%) Migration
15 167 (6.56%) Coaching
16 157 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
17 155 (6.09%) Open Source
18 138 (5.42%) SOA
19 131 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
20 130 (5.11%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 766 (30.11%) C#
2 694 (27.28%) SQL
3 506 (19.89%) JavaScript
4 312 (12.26%) PowerShell
5 267 (10.50%) Python
6 150 (5.90%) Java
7 102 (4.01%) Bash Shell
8 101 (3.97%) Ruby
9 85 (3.34%) T-SQL
10 75 (2.95%) TypeScript
11 62 (2.44%) PHP
12 40 (1.57%) C
13 35 (1.38%) C++
13 35 (1.38%) Scala
14 34 (1.34%) ES6
14 34 (1.34%) Perl
15 32 (1.26%) VB
16 25 (0.98%) Go
17 18 (0.71%) Groovy
18 16 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 203 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 187 (7.35%) Degree
3 125 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
4 111 (4.36%) MCSA
5 89 (3.50%) MCSE
6 75 (2.95%) CCNA
7 50 (1.97%) CCNP
8 46 (1.81%) Security Cleared
9 45 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 25 (0.98%) MCP
11 24 (0.94%) AWS Certification
11 24 (0.94%) CISSP
12 23 (0.90%) SC Cleared
13 20 (0.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 20 (0.79%) HND
14 19 (0.75%) CEH
15 15 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (0.59%) ISEB
16 13 (0.51%) ISTQB
16 13 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (5.90%) QA
2 83 (3.26%) SLA
3 43 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (1.34%) GDPR
5 18 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (0.67%) PMO
7 11 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 9 (0.35%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.28%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.16%) COBIT
11 4 (0.16%) NIST
12 2 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.079%) NCSC
12 2 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.039%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.039%) BS7799
13 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 530 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 279 (10.97%) Docker
3 261 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 167 (6.56%) Hyper-V
5 61 (2.40%) vSphere
6 52 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
7 44 (1.73%) XenApp
8 37 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (1.14%) VMware NSX
10 18 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
11 17 (0.67%) Varnish
12 16 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 14 (0.55%) XenDesktop
14 12 (0.47%) NFS
14 12 (0.47%) pfSense
15 10 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
15 10 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.20%) KVM
17 5 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 218 (8.57%) Kubernetes
2 165 (6.49%) Terraform
3 138 (5.42%) SCCM
4 122 (4.80%) Ansible
5 120 (4.72%) Puppet
6 101 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
7 72 (2.83%) WSUS
8 67 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
9 45 (1.77%) SCOM
10 32 (1.26%) Prometheus
11 25 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
12 22 (0.86%) Packer
13 18 (0.71%) Grafana
14 17 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
14 17 (0.67%) Graphite
14 17 (0.67%) Nagios
15 16 (0.63%) Nessus
15 16 (0.63%) Rancher
16 14 (0.55%) Consul
16 14 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1,096 (43.08%) Microsoft
2 438 (17.22%) VMware
3 233 (9.16%) Cisco
4 180 (7.08%) Google
5 108 (4.25%) Oracle
6 107 (4.21%) Citrix
7 84 (3.30%) Veeam
8 75 (2.95%) HP
9 73 (2.87%) NetApp
10 60 (2.36%) IBM
11 50 (1.97%) Dell
11 50 (1.97%) SolarWinds
12 46 (1.81%) Red Hat
13 41 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
14 40 (1.57%) Sage
15 36 (1.42%) Xamarin
16 34 (1.34%) Meraki
17 32 (1.26%) Rackspace
18 30 (1.18%) Tableau
19 28 (1.10%) SAP