Period
to 21 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > North of England
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 23 55
Rank change year-on-year +11 +32 +43
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 2,428 1,994 1,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 12.89% 8.46% 4.77%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.16% 40.19% 34.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,935 1,782 988
North of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,850 £29,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,750 £71,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

Microsoft 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 5,042 4,962 3,309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 26.77% 21.04% 13.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3,975 4,198 2,867
North of England median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% +9.76% -1.20%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the North of England

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the North of England.

Salary trend for Microsoft Azure in the North of England

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in the North of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the North of England over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in the North of England

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the North of England region over the 6 months to 21 May 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 +18 1,202 £52,500 +5.00% 166
Yorkshire +6 1,032 £47,000 +4.44% 95
North East +5 194 £42,250 -6.11% 23
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 1,130 (46.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1,031 (42.46%) Microsoft
3 897 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
4 754 (31.05%) C#
5 712 (29.32%) DevOps
6 701 (28.87%) Windows
7 698 (28.75%) .NET
8 692 (28.50%) SQL
9 595 (24.51%) SQL Server
10 531 (21.87%) JavaScript
11 512 (21.09%) Active Directory
12 428 (17.63%) Linux
13 402 (16.56%) VMware
13 402 (16.56%) Office 365
14 399 (16.43%) MVC
15 376 (15.49%) ASP.NET
16 334 (13.76%) Windows Server
17 328 (13.51%) HTML
18 313 (12.89%) Google Cloud Platform
19 301 (12.40%) Software Engineering
20 300 (12.36%) Python
20 300 (12.36%) CSS
21 296 (12.19%) Docker
22 290 (11.94%) Finance
23 286 (11.78%) PowerShell
24 277 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
25 273 (11.24%) AngularJS
26 267 (11.00%) Google
27 261 (10.75%) Git (software)
28 257 (10.58%) Continuous Integration

Microsoft 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
1 149 (6.14%) SharePoint
2 139 (5.72%) MS Exchange
3 133 (5.48%) IIS
4 80 (3.29%) Skype for Business
5 57 (2.35%) Confluence
6 47 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
7 44 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 39 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 29 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
10 27 (1.11%) Apache
10 27 (1.11%) CMS
11 22 (0.91%) Apache Spark
12 19 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
13 17 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
13 17 (0.70%) Tomcat
13 17 (0.70%) Umbraco
14 15 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
14 15 (0.62%) nginx
15 11 (0.45%) Jetty
15 11 (0.45%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 59 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.33%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.12%) HipChat
7 1 (0.041%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.041%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 44 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.21%) Magento
4 2 (0.082%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.082%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.041%) Exstream
5 1 (0.041%) Maximo
5 1 (0.041%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.041%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.041%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1,130 (46.54%) Amazon AWS
2 402 (16.56%) Office 365
3 313 (12.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 161 (6.63%) IaaS
5 148 (6.10%) SaaS
6 138 (5.68%) PaaS
7 121 (4.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 115 (4.74%) Power Platform
9 101 (4.16%) Cloud Computing
10 76 (3.13%) GitHub
11 68 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
12 56 (2.31%) Serverless
13 39 (1.61%) IBM Cloud
14 38 (1.57%) Azure Data Factory
15 30 (1.24%) Amazon S3
16 28 (1.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 24 (0.99%) Azure Stack
18 21 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
18 21 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
19 20 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 248 (10.21%) Firewall
2 179 (7.37%) DNS
3 136 (5.60%) WAN
4 126 (5.19%) DHCP
5 120 (4.94%) LAN
6 112 (4.61%) TCP/IP
7 107 (4.41%) SAN
8 101 (4.16%) VPN
9 90 (3.71%) Broadband
10 74 (3.05%) MPLS
11 62 (2.55%) Skype
11 62 (2.55%) VLAN
12 59 (2.43%) Internet
13 51 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
14 43 (1.77%) Wireless
15 39 (1.61%) VoIP
16 34 (1.40%) BGP
16 34 (1.40%) NAS
16 34 (1.40%) Network Security
17 30 (1.24%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 595 (24.51%) SQL Server
2 141 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 133 (5.48%) NoSQL
4 120 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 106 (4.37%) Power BI
6 101 (4.16%) Relational Database
7 100 (4.12%) MySQL
8 97 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
9 85 (3.50%) MongoDB
10 84 (3.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 71 (2.92%) Azure SQL Database
12 65 (2.68%) SQL Server 2016
13 56 (2.31%) Big Data
14 45 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 37 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
16 36 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
16 36 (1.48%) Neo4j
17 32 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
18 28 (1.15%) Data Lake
19 27 (1.11%) Redis
Development Applications
1 261 (10.75%) Git (software)
2 176 (7.25%) Jenkins
3 131 (5.40%) TeamCity
4 107 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 106 (4.37%) Visual Studio
6 104 (4.28%) JIRA
7 95 (3.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 72 (2.97%) GitLab
9 66 (2.72%) Selenium
10 57 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 35 (1.44%) CircleCI
12 34 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
13 30 (1.24%) NUnit
14 29 (1.19%) Codeship
15 24 (0.99%) Cucumber
16 23 (0.95%) Bitbucket Server
17 22 (0.91%) Moq
17 22 (0.91%) WebDriver
18 18 (0.74%) SpecFlow
19 16 (0.66%) Bitbucket
General
1 290 (11.94%) Finance
2 156 (6.43%) Retail
3 74 (3.05%) Banking
4 53 (2.18%) Marketing
5 52 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 44 (1.81%) Games
7 37 (1.52%) Local Government
8 33 (1.36%) Automotive
9 30 (1.24%) Legal
10 29 (1.19%) Telecoms
11 26 (1.07%) Law
12 16 (0.66%) Retail Banking
13 15 (0.62%) Electronics
14 8 (0.33%) Advertising
15 6 (0.25%) Publishing
16 5 (0.21%) Billing
16 5 (0.21%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.12%) Aerospace
18 3 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 687 (28.29%) Developer
2 352 (14.50%) .NET Developer
3 256 (10.54%) Architect
4 253 (10.42%) C# Developer
5 199 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 199 (8.20%) Senior Developer
6 196 (8.07%) DevOps Engineer
7 191 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
8 162 (6.67%) Software Engineer
9 139 (5.72%) Software Developer
10 138 (5.68%) Analyst
11 134 (5.52%) Consultant
12 117 (4.82%) Senior .NET Developer
13 108 (4.45%) Cloud Engineer
14 102 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
15 99 (4.08%) Cloud Architect
16 85 (3.50%) ASP.NET Developer
16 85 (3.50%) Senior C# Developer
17 83 (3.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 82 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 698 (28.75%) .NET
2 376 (15.49%) ASP.NET
3 328 (13.51%) HTML
4 300 (12.36%) CSS
5 273 (11.24%) AngularJS
6 253 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 186 (7.66%) .NET Core
8 181 (7.45%) RESTful
9 173 (7.13%) .NET Framework
10 169 (6.96%) ASP.NET Web API
11 166 (6.84%) Node.js
12 161 (6.63%) React
13 136 (5.60%) Web Services
14 118 (4.86%) HTML5
15 104 (4.28%) REST
16 98 (4.04%) Entity Framework
17 83 (3.42%) jQuery
18 69 (2.84%) CSS3
19 67 (2.76%) Vue.js
20 61 (2.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 159 (6.55%) Enterprise Software
2 158 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 142 (5.85%) Public Cloud
4 121 (4.98%) Data Centre
5 112 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
6 93 (3.83%) User Experience
7 88 (3.62%) Fintech
8 77 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
9 76 (3.13%) Management Information System
10 75 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
10 75 (3.09%) Mobile App
11 57 (2.35%) Private Cloud
12 52 (2.14%) Data Structures
13 49 (2.02%) Cloud Native
14 41 (1.69%) Replication
15 22 (0.91%) NHS
16 21 (0.86%) Driving Licence
17 15 (0.62%) Analytical Mindset
18 14 (0.58%) iPhone
19 12 (0.49%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 701 (28.87%) Windows
2 428 (17.63%) Linux
3 334 (13.76%) Windows Server
4 169 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 130 (5.35%) Unix
6 88 (3.62%) Windows 10
7 81 (3.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (2.31%) Android
9 33 (1.36%) Windows 7
10 29 (1.19%) Apple iOS
11 24 (0.99%) CentOS
12 21 (0.86%) AIX
13 20 (0.82%) Ubuntu
14 17 (0.70%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.49%) Debian
17 10 (0.41%) HPUX
18 9 (0.37%) Windows XP
19 8 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 897 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
2 712 (29.32%) DevOps
3 399 (16.43%) MVC
4 301 (12.40%) Software Engineering
5 277 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
6 257 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
7 256 (10.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 252 (10.38%) TDD
9 251 (10.34%) Scrum
10 249 (10.26%) Microservices
11 239 (9.84%) Mentoring
12 219 (9.02%) ITIL
13 202 (8.32%) Migration
14 179 (7.37%) Test Automation
15 174 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
16 147 (6.05%) SDLC
17 143 (5.89%) Open Source
18 138 (5.68%) Configuration Management
19 137 (5.64%) SOA
20 133 (5.48%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 754 (31.05%) C#
2 692 (28.50%) SQL
3 531 (21.87%) JavaScript
4 300 (12.36%) Python
5 286 (11.78%) PowerShell
6 220 (9.06%) Java
7 145 (5.97%) T-SQL
8 139 (5.72%) Ruby
9 124 (5.11%) Bash Shell
10 108 (4.45%) TypeScript
11 87 (3.58%) PHP
12 61 (2.51%) ES6
12 61 (2.51%) Perl
13 57 (2.35%) C++
14 34 (1.40%) C
15 30 (1.24%) Go
16 29 (1.19%) Scala
17 22 (0.91%) JSX
17 22 (0.91%) Shell Script
18 16 (0.66%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 199 (8.20%) Degree
2 158 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 123 (5.07%) Cisco Certification
4 88 (3.62%) MCSA
5 75 (3.09%) MCSE
6 71 (2.92%) CISSP
7 47 (1.94%) CCNA
8 46 (1.89%) CCNP
9 42 (1.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 36 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
11 34 (1.40%) Security Cleared
12 33 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 30 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
14 20 (0.82%) CISM
14 20 (0.82%) SC Cleared
15 19 (0.78%) AWS Certification
16 17 (0.70%) PMP
17 16 (0.66%) CEH
18 15 (0.62%) CCIE
18 15 (0.62%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (3.67%) QA
2 88 (3.62%) SLA
3 85 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 40 (1.65%) GDPR
5 31 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.29%) PMO
9 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.041%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 512 (21.09%) Active Directory
2 296 (12.19%) Docker
3 225 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 200 (8.24%) Hyper-V
5 61 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (2.27%) XenApp
7 52 (2.14%) vSphere
8 44 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (1.44%) XenDesktop
10 24 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
11 17 (0.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 13 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.45%) VMware NSX
13 11 (0.45%) Xen
14 8 (0.33%) Firmware
14 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.29%) VirtualBox
16 6 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
17 5 (0.21%) NFS
18 4 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 207 (8.53%) Kubernetes
2 199 (8.20%) Ansible
3 163 (6.71%) Puppet
4 160 (6.59%) Terraform
5 111 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
6 94 (3.87%) SCCM
7 42 (1.73%) SCOM
8 39 (1.61%) WSUS
9 31 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
10 30 (1.24%) CFEngine
11 29 (1.19%) Salt
12 25 (1.03%) Packer
13 24 (0.99%) Rancher
14 20 (0.82%) Consul
14 20 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
15 19 (0.78%) Grafana
16 17 (0.70%) Cobbler
16 17 (0.70%) Tivoli
17 16 (0.66%) Nagios
17 16 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,031 (42.46%) Microsoft
2 402 (16.56%) VMware
3 267 (11.00%) Google
4 217 (8.94%) Cisco
5 113 (4.65%) Citrix
6 89 (3.67%) Oracle
7 71 (2.92%) IBM
8 70 (2.88%) Veeam
9 54 (2.22%) HP
10 51 (2.10%) NetApp
11 40 (1.65%) Meraki
11 40 (1.65%) Rackspace
12 39 (1.61%) CheckPoint
13 36 (1.48%) Atlassian
13 36 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
14 35 (1.44%) Xamarin
15 34 (1.40%) SolarWinds
16 33 (1.36%) Tableau
17 31 (1.28%) Red Hat
18 30 (1.24%) Dell