Period
to 23 April 2021

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 23 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North of England
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 8 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 +14
Permanent jobs citing Azure 2,462 2,329 2,393
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 20.88% 16.56% 12.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 51.97% 49.51% 47.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,176 1,902 1,916
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,609 £63,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £76,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500

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 4,737 4,704 5,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 40.16% 33.44% 26.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4,198 3,911 4,014
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,304 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,875 £48,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.82% +4.35% +2.22%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,312 £72,660
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 23 April 2021.

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 23 April 2021. 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
Yorkshire +5 1,126 £48,000 -4.00% 215
North West +4 1,094 £50,000 - 403
North East +12 247 £45,000 +7.72% 92
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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.

1 944 (38.34%) DevOps
2 943 (38.30%) AWS
3 918 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
4 871 (35.38%) Microsoft
5 741 (30.10%) SQL
6 642 (26.08%) C#
7 586 (23.80%) Windows
8 561 (22.79%) .NET
9 531 (21.57%) JavaScript
10 473 (19.21%) SQL Server
11 428 (17.38%) Kubernetes
12 412 (16.73%) Terraform
13 400 (16.25%) Microsoft 365
14 375 (15.23%) Python
15 368 (14.95%) Active Directory
16 362 (14.70%) Docker
17 324 (13.16%) VMware
18 318 (12.92%) PowerShell
19 313 (12.71%) Windows Server
20 305 (12.39%) GCP
21 295 (11.98%) Software Engineering
21 295 (11.98%) Linux
22 271 (11.01%) Migration
23 269 (10.93%) Java
24 268 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
25 261 (10.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 255 (10.36%) Infrastructure as Code
27 247 (10.03%) Git (software)
28 243 (9.87%) AngularJS
29 235 (9.55%) Analytics

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 79 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 69 (2.80%) IIS
3 58 (2.36%) MS Exchange
4 51 (2.07%) Apache Spark
5 46 (1.87%) CMS
6 41 (1.67%) Apache
6 41 (1.67%) Confluence
7 30 (1.22%) Umbraco
8 19 (0.77%) Kentico
9 17 (0.69%) WordPress
10 15 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
11 14 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (0.57%) nginx
12 13 (0.53%) EPiServer
13 11 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
14 10 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.24%) Alfresco
16 5 (0.20%) Apache Synapse
16 5 (0.20%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 58 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.081%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.041%) InVision
7 1 (0.041%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.41%) nopCommerce
3 8 (0.32%) Sentinel
4 7 (0.28%) Magento
5 4 (0.16%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.081%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.081%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.041%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.041%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.041%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 943 (38.30%) AWS
2 400 (16.25%) Microsoft 365
3 305 (12.39%) GCP
4 174 (7.07%) Power Platform
5 154 (6.26%) SaaS
6 133 (5.40%) IaaS
6 133 (5.40%) PaaS
7 123 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 101 (4.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 99 (4.02%) Serverless
10 86 (3.49%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 84 (3.41%) Azure Data Factory
12 62 (2.52%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 56 (2.27%) Datadog
14 54 (2.19%) Pulumi
15 45 (1.83%) Azure Service Fabric
16 42 (1.71%) Azure Service Bus
17 36 (1.46%) OneDrive
18 35 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
19 32 (1.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 184 (7.47%) Firewall
2 129 (5.24%) DNS
3 86 (3.49%) WAN
4 76 (3.09%) DHCP
5 75 (3.05%) LAN
6 71 (2.88%) SAN
7 64 (2.60%) VPN
8 53 (2.15%) VLAN
9 47 (1.91%) TCP/IP
10 30 (1.22%) SD-WAN
10 30 (1.22%) Wireless
11 29 (1.18%) MPLS
12 28 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
12 28 (1.14%) Skype
13 26 (1.06%) VoIP
14 25 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (0.97%) Network Security
16 18 (0.73%) OSPF
17 16 (0.65%) HTTP
17 16 (0.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 473 (19.21%) SQL Server
2 204 (8.29%) Data Warehouse
3 147 (5.97%) Azure SQL Database
4 140 (5.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 137 (5.56%) Power BI
6 129 (5.24%) MySQL
7 113 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 99 (4.02%) NoSQL
9 89 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
9 89 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 87 (3.53%) MongoDB
11 81 (3.29%) Data Lake
12 59 (2.40%) Big Data
12 59 (2.40%) Redis
13 54 (2.19%) MariaDB
14 44 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 42 (1.71%) Relational Database
16 36 (1.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 31 (1.26%) Tableau
18 29 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 247 (10.03%) Git (software)
2 179 (7.27%) Jenkins
3 98 (3.98%) GitLab
4 96 (3.90%) Visual Studio
5 88 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 86 (3.49%) Selenium
7 78 (3.17%) JIRA
8 41 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
9 37 (1.50%) Maven
9 37 (1.50%) Postman
10 36 (1.46%) JUnit
11 33 (1.34%) SpecFlow
12 32 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
13 29 (1.18%) JMeter
14 26 (1.06%) Subversion
15 23 (0.93%) TeamCity
16 21 (0.85%) SoapUI
17 19 (0.77%) Bitbucket
17 19 (0.77%) MSTest
17 19 (0.77%) WebDriver
General
1 183 (7.43%) Finance
2 99 (4.02%) Public Sector
3 90 (3.66%) Retail
4 64 (2.60%) Law
5 39 (1.58%) Games
6 35 (1.42%) Marketing
7 34 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.22%) Banking
9 27 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.77%) Legal
11 15 (0.61%) Electronics
12 14 (0.57%) Automotive
13 12 (0.49%) Local Government
14 9 (0.37%) Publishing
15 7 (0.28%) Billing
15 7 (0.28%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.16%) Advertising
17 4 (0.16%) Housing Association
18 3 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 621 (25.22%) Developer
2 312 (12.67%) Azure Engineer
3 253 (10.28%) Architect
4 237 (9.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 232 (9.42%) .NET Developer
6 220 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 187 (7.60%) Senior Developer
8 154 (6.26%) Software Engineer
9 141 (5.73%) Analyst
10 113 (4.59%) Azure Architect
10 113 (4.59%) Software Developer
11 98 (3.98%) Platform Engineer
12 95 (3.86%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 95 (3.86%) C# Developer
12 95 (3.86%) Data Engineer
13 92 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
14 80 (3.25%) Azure DevOps
15 79 (3.21%) Senior .NET Developer
16 73 (2.97%) Support Engineer
17 71 (2.88%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 561 (22.79%) .NET
2 243 (9.87%) AngularJS
3 232 (9.42%) .NET Core
4 211 (8.57%) HTML
5 200 (8.12%) CSS
6 182 (7.39%) React
7 166 (6.74%) .NET Framework
8 165 (6.70%) Vue.js
9 164 (6.66%) Web Services
10 157 (6.38%) ASP.NET
11 125 (5.08%) Node.js
12 113 (4.59%) ASP.NET Web API
13 81 (3.29%) REST
14 80 (3.25%) RESTful
15 66 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
16 64 (2.60%) Spring
17 54 (2.19%) jQuery
18 49 (1.99%) Entity Framework
19 48 (1.95%) HTML5
20 46 (1.87%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 167 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (3.90%) Hybrid Cloud
3 85 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
4 81 (3.29%) Public Cloud
5 78 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
6 74 (3.01%) Data Centre
7 68 (2.76%) Management Information System
8 67 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
9 57 (2.32%) Mobile App
10 52 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
10 52 (2.11%) User Experience
11 37 (1.50%) NHS
12 36 (1.46%) Cloud Native
13 29 (1.18%) Organisational Skills
14 26 (1.06%) Private Cloud
15 23 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
16 21 (0.85%) Data Structures
17 13 (0.53%) Clustering
17 13 (0.53%) Driving Licence
18 11 (0.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 586 (23.80%) Windows
2 313 (12.71%) Windows Server
3 295 (11.98%) Linux
4 83 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (2.84%) Windows Server 2016
6 63 (2.56%) Windows Server 2019
7 54 (2.19%) Windows 10
8 47 (1.91%) Unix
9 36 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (1.14%) Windows 7
11 21 (0.85%) Android
12 19 (0.77%) Apple iOS
13 18 (0.73%) VMS
14 17 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (0.41%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.28%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.24%) CentOS
19 4 (0.16%) Alpine Linux
20 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 944 (38.34%) DevOps
2 918 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
3 295 (11.98%) Software Engineering
4 271 (11.01%) Migration
5 268 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
6 261 (10.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 255 (10.36%) Infrastructure as Code
8 235 (9.55%) Analytics
9 217 (8.81%) TDD
10 215 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
11 198 (8.04%) MVC
12 194 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
13 192 (7.80%) Mentoring
14 179 (7.27%) Microservices
15 174 (7.07%) Scrum
16 167 (6.78%) Test Automation
17 154 (6.26%) ETL
18 152 (6.17%) Configuration Management
19 137 (5.56%) SOLID
20 135 (5.48%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 741 (30.10%) SQL
2 642 (26.08%) C#
3 531 (21.57%) JavaScript
4 375 (15.23%) Python
5 318 (12.92%) PowerShell
6 269 (10.93%) Java
7 165 (6.70%) Go
8 146 (5.93%) Bash Shell
9 138 (5.61%) Ruby
10 128 (5.20%) TypeScript
11 125 (5.08%) T-SQL
12 109 (4.43%) Scala
13 104 (4.22%) PHP
14 82 (3.33%) C++
14 82 (3.33%) Kotlin
15 60 (2.44%) Groovy
16 34 (1.38%) R
17 26 (1.06%) C
18 15 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 12 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 116 (4.71%) Security Cleared
2 105 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 73 (2.97%) Degree
4 55 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (1.06%) CCNA
6 26 (1.06%) MCSE
7 22 (0.89%) RHCE
8 19 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 16 (0.65%) GIAC
11 15 (0.61%) CCNP
11 15 (0.61%) CISSP
11 15 (0.61%) MCSA
12 13 (0.53%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.45%) AWS Certification
13 11 (0.45%) ISEB
14 10 (0.41%) CISM
15 8 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (3.25%) QA
2 59 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (2.19%) SLA
4 25 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.41%) WAI
7 9 (0.37%) NIST
7 9 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.32%) GDPR
8 8 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.081%) GRC
10 2 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.081%) PMO
11 1 (0.041%) COBIT
11 1 (0.041%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.041%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.041%) ITGC
System Software
1 368 (14.95%) Active Directory
2 362 (14.70%) Docker
3 211 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 131 (5.32%) Hyper-V
5 41 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
6 36 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (1.18%) vSphere
8 20 (0.81%) VMware NSX
9 17 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (0.49%) vCloud
11 11 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.28%) XenApp
13 6 (0.24%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 6 (0.24%) Shibboleth
13 6 (0.24%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.20%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.12%) Xen
16 2 (0.081%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 2 (0.081%) HDFS
16 2 (0.081%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 428 (17.38%) Kubernetes
2 412 (16.73%) Terraform
3 166 (6.74%) Ansible
4 124 (5.04%) Puppet
5 94 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
6 88 (3.57%) SCCM
7 68 (2.76%) Prometheus
8 65 (2.64%) Grafana
9 62 (2.52%) Istio
10 41 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
11 39 (1.58%) SCOM
12 25 (1.02%) Nagios
13 17 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
13 17 (0.69%) vRealize
14 16 (0.65%) vCenter Server
15 14 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
15 14 (0.57%) Packer
16 13 (0.53%) WSUS
17 12 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 11 (0.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 871 (35.38%) Microsoft
2 324 (13.16%) VMware
3 186 (7.55%) Oracle
4 106 (4.31%) Cisco
5 103 (4.18%) Databricks
6 88 (3.57%) Google
7 79 (3.21%) EnterpriseDB
8 64 (2.60%) Citrix
9 59 (2.40%) New Relic
10 53 (2.15%) SaltStack
11 39 (1.58%) Veeam
12 36 (1.46%) HP
13 33 (1.34%) Red Hat
14 29 (1.18%) NetApp
14 29 (1.18%) SolarWinds
14 29 (1.18%) Splunk
15 28 (1.14%) Palo Alto
16 27 (1.10%) EMC
16 27 (1.10%) SAP
17 25 (1.02%) Dell