Period
to

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 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North of England
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 3 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Azure 4,273 3,210 1,529
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 23.26% 21.92% 17.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 54.93% 50.75% 50.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,564 2,720 1,289
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,500 £73,250
England median annual salary £64,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.35% +4.55%

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 7,779 6,325 3,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 42.34% 43.19% 34.08%
Number of salaries quoted 5,156 5,188 2,579
10th Percentile £28,189 £30,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £39,124 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 14 August 2022.

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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
North West +1 2,344 £55,000 +1.85% 334
Yorkshire -1 1,635 £55,000 +9.18% 191
North East -2 293 £50,000 +11.11% 73
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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 1,976 (46.24%) Agile
2 1,832 (42.87%) DevOps
3 1,796 (42.03%) Microsoft
4 1,666 (38.99%) AWS
5 1,307 (30.59%) SQL
6 1,228 (28.74%) .NET
7 1,139 (26.66%) JavaScript
8 1,078 (25.23%) Social Skills
9 1,055 (24.69%) C#
10 975 (22.82%) React
11 926 (21.67%) Python
12 915 (21.41%) SQL Server
13 843 (19.73%) Software Engineering
14 826 (19.33%) CI/CD
15 815 (19.07%) Azure DevOps
16 764 (17.88%) Git (software)
17 743 (17.39%) Terraform
18 733 (17.15%) Docker
19 730 (17.08%) Windows
20 718 (16.80%) Java
21 705 (16.50%) GCP
22 699 (16.36%) Kubernetes
23 669 (15.66%) CSS
24 658 (15.40%) HTML
25 632 (14.79%) .NET Core
26 631 (14.77%) Microsoft 365
27 561 (13.13%) AngularJS
28 559 (13.08%) Finance
29 556 (13.01%) MVC
30 542 (12.68%) Active Directory

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
1 198 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 107 (2.50%) Confluence
3 85 (1.99%) Umbraco
4 83 (1.94%) MS Exchange
5 63 (1.47%) Apache
6 48 (1.12%) CMS
7 45 (1.05%) IIS
8 42 (0.98%) Apache Spark
9 27 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 23 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
11 19 (0.44%) WebLogic
12 18 (0.42%) OpenEdge
13 13 (0.30%) OpenStack
14 12 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (0.28%) Sitefinity
15 11 (0.26%) Drupal
15 11 (0.26%) JBoss
16 8 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 8 (0.19%) Headless CMS
16 8 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 102 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.16%) Adobe XD
5 6 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.12%) InDesign
6 5 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.094%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.047%) GIMP
8 2 (0.047%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.047%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.047%) Pixelmator
8 2 (0.047%) Sketch
9 1 (0.023%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 53 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
3 10 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.19%) Magento
5 7 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.12%) SAP CAR
6 5 (0.12%) SAP Retail
7 4 (0.094%) SAP MDM
8 3 (0.070%) DELMIA
8 3 (0.070%) Sage CRM
8 3 (0.070%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 2 (0.047%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.047%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.047%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.023%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.023%) Fidessa
10 1 (0.023%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.023%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.023%) Sage 1000
10 1 (0.023%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,666 (38.99%) AWS
2 815 (19.07%) Azure DevOps
3 705 (16.50%) GCP
4 631 (14.77%) Microsoft 365
5 476 (11.14%) Serverless
6 323 (7.56%) Azure Functions
7 284 (6.65%) Azure Service Bus
8 274 (6.41%) SaaS
9 251 (5.87%) Power Platform
10 238 (5.57%) PaaS
11 225 (5.27%) Azure Active Directory
12 189 (4.42%) Azure Data Factory
13 164 (3.84%) IaaS
14 159 (3.72%) AWS CloudFormation
15 153 (3.58%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 148 (3.46%) GitHub
17 125 (2.93%) Snowflake
18 118 (2.76%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 116 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
20 94 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 281 (6.58%) Firewall
2 220 (5.15%) DNS
3 214 (5.01%) WAN
4 187 (4.38%) LAN
5 128 (3.00%) DHCP
6 124 (2.90%) HTTP
7 104 (2.43%) TCP/IP
8 93 (2.18%) SSL
9 84 (1.97%) VPN
10 66 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
11 61 (1.43%) SAN
12 59 (1.38%) Wireless
13 52 (1.22%) VLAN
14 49 (1.15%) MPLS
15 48 (1.12%) Network Security
16 47 (1.10%) SD-WAN
17 45 (1.05%) Internet
17 45 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
18 42 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
19 32 (0.75%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 915 (21.41%) SQL Server
2 291 (6.81%) Data Warehouse
3 233 (5.45%) Big Data
4 227 (5.31%) Data Lake
5 198 (4.63%) MySQL
6 190 (4.45%) Power BI
7 183 (4.28%) NoSQL
8 143 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 133 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
10 119 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
11 98 (2.29%) MongoDB
12 94 (2.20%) Relational Database
13 88 (2.06%) Tableau
14 85 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
15 76 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 66 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
17 58 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 55 (1.29%) Star Schema
19 52 (1.22%) DynamoDB
20 50 (1.17%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 764 (17.88%) Git (software)
2 304 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 299 (7.00%) Jenkins
4 219 (5.13%) JIRA
5 175 (4.10%) GitLab
6 114 (2.67%) Selenium
7 90 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 71 (1.66%) TeamCity
9 65 (1.52%) Travis CI
10 59 (1.38%) Bitbucket
11 54 (1.26%) Visual Studio
12 43 (1.01%) Postman
13 40 (0.94%) Subversion
14 39 (0.91%) Maven
14 39 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 29 (0.68%) Ant
15 29 (0.68%) Cypress.io
16 27 (0.63%) IBM UrbanCode
17 23 (0.54%) webpack
18 22 (0.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,078 (25.23%) Social Skills
2 559 (13.08%) Finance
3 328 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
4 243 (5.69%) Games
5 212 (4.96%) Retail
6 198 (4.63%) Public Sector
7 165 (3.86%) Marketing
8 121 (2.83%) Manufacturing
9 116 (2.71%) Law
10 112 (2.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 111 (2.60%) Banking
12 93 (2.18%) Legal
13 73 (1.71%) Automotive
14 68 (1.59%) Presentation Skills
15 44 (1.03%) Telecoms
16 40 (0.94%) Organisational Skills
17 35 (0.82%) Publishing
18 33 (0.77%) Influencing Skills
19 22 (0.51%) Social Housing
20 21 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,037 (24.27%) Developer
2 490 (11.47%) Software Engineer
3 386 (9.03%) .NET Developer
4 305 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 297 (6.95%) Architect
6 259 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 238 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 217 (5.08%) Data Engineer
9 214 (5.01%) Software Developer
10 210 (4.91%) Analyst
11 171 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
12 157 (3.67%) Azure Engineer
13 154 (3.60%) Cloud Engineer
14 151 (3.53%) Trainee
15 131 (3.07%) Full Stack Developer
16 125 (2.93%) Consultant
17 118 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
18 96 (2.25%) Senior Software Engineer
19 93 (2.18%) Technical Leader
20 92 (2.15%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,228 (28.74%) .NET
2 975 (22.82%) React
3 669 (15.66%) CSS
4 658 (15.40%) HTML
5 632 (14.79%) .NET Core
6 561 (13.13%) AngularJS
7 499 (11.68%) .NET Framework
8 489 (11.44%) Node.js
9 329 (7.70%) Entity Framework
10 309 (7.23%) jQuery
11 261 (6.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 255 (5.97%) Spring
13 227 (5.31%) Vue.js
14 198 (4.63%) ASP.NET
15 187 (4.38%) RESTful
16 164 (3.84%) Kafka
17 123 (2.88%) JSON
18 109 (2.55%) REST
19 107 (2.50%) Sass
20 100 (2.34%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 188 (4.40%) Algorithms
2 171 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
3 168 (3.93%) Cloud Native
4 155 (3.63%) Mobile App
5 153 (3.58%) Management Information System
6 151 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
6 151 (3.53%) Public Cloud
7 148 (3.46%) Data Centre
8 140 (3.28%) User Experience
9 104 (2.43%) Data Structures
10 87 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
11 62 (1.45%) IoT
12 50 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
13 43 (1.01%) Virtual Team
14 40 (0.94%) Cyber Defence
14 40 (0.94%) Cyberattack
15 37 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
15 37 (0.87%) Reference Data
16 36 (0.84%) Replication
17 35 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 730 (17.08%) Windows
2 389 (9.10%) Linux
3 376 (8.80%) Windows Server
4 330 (7.72%) Android
5 289 (6.76%) Apple iOS
6 177 (4.14%) Windows 10
7 151 (3.53%) Unix
8 84 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 66 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
10 59 (1.38%) Windows Server 2019
11 37 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (0.82%) Windows 7
13 27 (0.63%) Mesosphere
14 22 (0.51%) AIX
14 22 (0.51%) Mac OS
15 19 (0.44%) CentOS
15 19 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 18 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 17 (0.40%) Solaris
18 9 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,976 (46.24%) Agile
2 1,832 (42.87%) DevOps
3 843 (19.73%) Software Engineering
4 826 (19.33%) CI/CD
5 556 (13.01%) MVC
6 542 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
7 540 (12.64%) Mentoring
8 526 (12.31%) Microservices
9 514 (12.03%) Analytics
10 487 (11.40%) Scrum
11 417 (9.76%) Information Security
12 396 (9.27%) Cybersecurity
13 368 (8.61%) Full Stack Development
14 349 (8.17%) Infrastructure as Code
14 349 (8.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 335 (7.84%) Test Automation
16 329 (7.70%) Unit Testing
17 324 (7.58%) Machine Learning
18 323 (7.56%) ITIL
18 323 (7.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1,307 (30.59%) SQL
2 1,139 (26.66%) JavaScript
3 1,055 (24.69%) C#
4 926 (21.67%) Python
5 718 (16.80%) Java
6 449 (10.51%) PowerShell
7 289 (6.76%) TypeScript
8 268 (6.27%) Go
9 203 (4.75%) Bash
10 159 (3.72%) T-SQL
11 153 (3.58%) Ruby
12 103 (2.41%) PHP
13 98 (2.29%) Scala
14 82 (1.92%) Kotlin
15 79 (1.85%) C++
15 79 (1.85%) ES6
16 35 (0.82%) C
17 33 (0.77%) Perl
18 27 (0.63%) VB.NET
19 25 (0.59%) R
Qualifications
1 281 (6.58%) Degree
2 226 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 157 (3.67%) Security Cleared
4 104 (2.43%) SC Cleared
5 65 (1.52%) CISSP
6 45 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (0.87%) CCNA
8 34 (0.80%) MCSA
8 34 (0.80%) MCSE
8 34 (0.80%) SSCP
9 30 (0.70%) AWS Certification
9 30 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 30 (0.70%) GCIH
10 29 (0.68%) CISM
11 28 (0.66%) CISMP
12 21 (0.49%) CCNP
12 21 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (0.37%) DBS Check
15 15 (0.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 251 (5.87%) QA
2 146 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 119 (2.78%) PCI DSS
4 118 (2.76%) SLA
5 117 (2.74%) Data Quality
6 90 (2.11%) NIST
7 81 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials
8 52 (1.22%) GRC
9 39 (0.91%) GDPR
10 22 (0.51%) Accessibility
11 20 (0.47%) ISO 9001
12 16 (0.37%) WAI
13 8 (0.19%) NIST 800
14 7 (0.16%) PMO
14 7 (0.16%) WCAG
15 6 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
16 4 (0.094%) ITGC
17 3 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 3 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 3 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 733 (17.15%) Docker
2 542 (12.68%) Active Directory
3 244 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 170 (3.98%) Hyper-V
5 45 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
6 37 (0.87%) vSphere
7 32 (0.75%) XenApp
8 30 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
9 28 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 16 (0.37%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.26%) Firmware
13 10 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 10 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.14%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.12%) BitLocker
16 5 (0.12%) Embedded Firmware
17 4 (0.094%) Postfix
17 4 (0.094%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 743 (17.39%) Terraform
2 699 (16.36%) Kubernetes
3 258 (6.04%) Ansible
4 178 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 124 (2.90%) Puppet
6 85 (1.99%) SCCM
7 67 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
7 67 (1.57%) Prometheus
8 47 (1.10%) Consul
9 45 (1.05%) Istio
9 45 (1.05%) WSUS
10 35 (0.82%) Grafana
11 31 (0.73%) Nessus
12 30 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
13 27 (0.63%) Automic
13 27 (0.63%) Nagios
14 26 (0.61%) SCOM
15 19 (0.44%) FortiGate
16 18 (0.42%) NetBackup
17 16 (0.37%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 1,796 (42.03%) Microsoft
2 343 (8.03%) VMware
3 290 (6.79%) Xamarin
4 253 (5.92%) Oracle
5 201 (4.70%) Google
6 193 (4.52%) Cisco
7 125 (2.93%) Citrix
8 120 (2.81%) Databricks
9 84 (1.97%) Splunk
10 63 (1.47%) SolarWinds
11 61 (1.43%) SAP
12 57 (1.33%) Veeam
13 48 (1.12%) IBM
14 45 (1.05%) Red Hat
15 43 (1.01%) Juniper
16 42 (0.98%) Draytek
17 41 (0.96%) Informatica
18 34 (0.80%) NETGEAR
19 33 (0.77%) Hitachi
20 31 (0.73%) Salesforce.com