Period
to 11 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Scotland
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 10 19
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 +8
Permanent jobs citing Azure 714 533 592
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 19.30% 16.14% 11.05%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.20% 50.91% 47.28%
Number of salaries quoted 510 349 397
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £31,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £71,250 £67,500
UK 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 Scotland with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,342 1,047 1,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 36.28% 31.71% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 989 714 810
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £29,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% +3.26% +2.22%
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £58,780
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Scotland

Azure
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure in Scotland.

Salary trend for Azure in Scotland

Azure
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in Scotland over the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Azure in Scotland

Azure
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 11 May 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
Edinburgh +8 367 £52,500 -4.55% 57
Glasgow +6 232 £47,500 -2.98% 44
Dundee -1 38 £50,000 - 4
Aberdeen -2 24 £52,500 +16.67% 10
Fife -1 9 £55,000 +48.65%
West Lothian +1 7 £40,000 -2.44% 1
South Lanarkshire +2 4 £47,500 -11.63%
Stirling - 4 £36,250 - 4
North Lanarkshire -4 2 £47,500 -13.64%
Inverclyde - 2 £52,500 -
Aberdeenshire 0 1 - -
Clackmannanshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
East Lothian - 1 £55,000 -
Falkirk - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £52,500 -
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Azure.

1 287 (40.20%) AWS
2 282 (39.50%) DevOps
3 247 (34.59%) C#
4 239 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
5 219 (30.67%) Microsoft
6 204 (28.57%) .NET
7 197 (27.59%) SQL
8 181 (25.35%) SQL Server
9 172 (24.09%) JavaScript
10 131 (18.35%) Windows
11 124 (17.37%) Software Engineering
12 105 (14.71%) Python
13 103 (14.43%) Kubernetes
14 101 (14.15%) .NET Core
15 100 (14.01%) Finance
16 96 (13.45%) Social Skills
17 94 (13.17%) GCP
17 94 (13.17%) MVC
18 92 (12.89%) Microsoft 365
19 91 (12.75%) Linux
20 90 (12.61%) Docker
21 89 (12.46%) Git (software)
22 85 (11.90%) Oracle
22 85 (11.90%) CSS
22 85 (11.90%) React
23 84 (11.76%) AngularJS
23 84 (11.76%) Terraform
24 81 (11.34%) HTML
24 81 (11.34%) Java
25 80 (11.20%) Active Directory

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 25 (3.50%) Confluence
1 25 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.52%) IIS
3 15 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (1.96%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.54%) CMS
6 9 (1.26%) Umbraco
7 8 (1.12%) Apache
7 8 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (0.98%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.84%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.84%) SAS
10 5 (0.70%) Drupal
10 5 (0.70%) WordPress
11 4 (0.56%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.42%) JBoss
12 3 (0.42%) nginx
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.84%) Magento
2 5 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.70%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 287 (40.20%) AWS
2 94 (13.17%) GCP
3 92 (12.89%) Microsoft 365
4 54 (7.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 50 (7.00%) Power Platform
6 43 (6.02%) SaaS
7 41 (5.74%) PaaS
8 25 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (3.50%) Serverless
9 20 (2.80%) IaaS
10 17 (2.38%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 17 (2.38%) GitHub
11 13 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
12 11 (1.54%) Google Workspace
13 9 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (1.12%) npm
14 8 (1.12%) OneDrive
14 8 (1.12%) Route 53
14 8 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.78%) Firewall
2 13 (1.82%) DNS
2 13 (1.82%) SAN
2 13 (1.82%) WAN
3 12 (1.68%) LAN
4 11 (1.54%) DHCP
4 11 (1.54%) Unified Communications
5 10 (1.40%) VPN
6 9 (1.26%) Network Security
6 9 (1.26%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.26%) VoIP
7 6 (0.84%) 5G
7 6 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (0.84%) iSCSI
7 6 (0.84%) Skype
8 5 (0.70%) BGP
8 5 (0.70%) OSPF
8 5 (0.70%) WLAN
9 4 (0.56%) SSL
9 4 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (25.35%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.88%) Power BI
3 41 (5.74%) Azure SQL Database
4 40 (5.60%) MySQL
5 37 (5.18%) Relational Database
5 37 (5.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (2.80%) Big Data
7 20 (2.80%) Redis
8 18 (2.52%) Hadoop
8 18 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (2.38%) MongoDB
10 15 (2.10%) NoSQL
11 14 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (1.82%) Data Lake
13 12 (1.68%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.54%) Oracle Database
14 11 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (1.40%) GIS
Development Applications
1 89 (12.46%) Git (software)
2 75 (10.50%) Jenkins
3 46 (6.44%) Selenium
3 46 (6.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (6.30%) JIRA
5 20 (2.80%) Postman
5 20 (2.80%) Subversion
5 20 (2.80%) Visual Studio
5 20 (2.80%) WebDriver
6 19 (2.66%) TeamCity
7 17 (2.38%) Bitbucket
8 14 (1.96%) GitLab
9 13 (1.82%) JUnit
10 11 (1.54%) Cucumber
11 9 (1.26%) Karma Test Runner
11 9 (1.26%) Mockito
12 8 (1.12%) Gradle
12 8 (1.12%) gulp
12 8 (1.12%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.12%) JMeter
General
1 100 (14.01%) Finance
2 96 (13.45%) Social Skills
3 49 (6.86%) Marketing
4 33 (4.62%) Public Sector
5 25 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (2.94%) Banking
7 20 (2.80%) Retail
8 17 (2.38%) Law
9 15 (2.10%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.40%) Automotive
11 8 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
11 8 (1.12%) Presentation Skills
12 7 (0.98%) Influencing Skills
13 6 (0.84%) Documentation Skills
14 4 (0.56%) Games
14 4 (0.56%) Legal
15 3 (0.42%) Billing
16 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.14%) Electronics
17 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 200 (28.01%) Developer
2 89 (12.46%) Software Engineer
3 62 (8.68%) Architect
4 61 (8.54%) DevOps Engineer
5 54 (7.56%) .NET Developer
6 47 (6.58%) Software Developer
7 44 (6.16%) Senior Developer
8 38 (5.32%) Full Stack Developer
9 37 (5.18%) Consultant
10 34 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
11 30 (4.20%) Platform Engineer
12 29 (4.06%) C# Developer
13 28 (3.92%) Senior Software Engineer
14 27 (3.78%) .NET Software Engineer
15 26 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 24 (3.36%) Analyst
16 24 (3.36%) Senior DevOps
17 23 (3.22%) Development Engineer
17 23 (3.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 22 (3.08%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (28.57%) .NET
2 101 (14.15%) .NET Core
3 85 (11.90%) CSS
3 85 (11.90%) React
4 84 (11.76%) AngularJS
5 81 (11.34%) HTML
6 79 (11.06%) ASP.NET
7 50 (7.00%) .NET Framework
8 48 (6.72%) Entity Framework
9 44 (6.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 43 (6.02%) REST
11 36 (5.04%) Node.js
12 32 (4.48%) Web Services
13 30 (4.20%) Kafka
14 28 (3.92%) jQuery
15 26 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
16 25 (3.50%) RESTful
17 24 (3.36%) RabbitMQ
17 24 (3.36%) Spring
18 20 (2.80%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.58%) Mobile App
2 43 (6.02%) EPoS
3 35 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (3.50%) User Experience
5 19 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.52%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.24%) Virtual Team
8 15 (2.10%) Public Cloud
8 15 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (1.96%) Cloud Native
10 13 (1.82%) Renewable Energy
11 10 (1.40%) Life Science
12 6 (0.84%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.84%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.84%) FMCG
12 6 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.84%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.70%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.70%) e-Learning
14 4 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 131 (18.35%) Windows
2 91 (12.75%) Linux
3 67 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 18 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (2.24%) Ubuntu
6 13 (1.82%) Unix
7 12 (1.68%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (1.26%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.26%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (1.12%) Alpine Linux
9 8 (1.12%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.84%) Android
12 3 (0.42%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.28%) CentOS
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.14%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (39.50%) DevOps
2 239 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (17.37%) Software Engineering
4 94 (13.17%) MVC
5 79 (11.06%) Scrum
6 71 (9.94%) Microservices
6 71 (9.94%) Test Automation
7 70 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
8 63 (8.82%) Mentoring
9 60 (8.40%) Infrastructure as Code
10 58 (8.12%) Business Intelligence
11 55 (7.70%) SDLC
12 54 (7.56%) Coaching
13 53 (7.42%) Migration
14 51 (7.14%) Data Modelling
15 47 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
16 41 (5.74%) Project Management
17 36 (5.04%) Analytics
17 36 (5.04%) Project Delivery
18 34 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 247 (34.59%) C#
2 197 (27.59%) SQL
3 172 (24.09%) JavaScript
4 105 (14.71%) Python
5 81 (11.34%) Java
6 77 (10.78%) PowerShell
7 42 (5.88%) TypeScript
8 33 (4.62%) Bash Shell
9 20 (2.80%) Ruby
10 17 (2.38%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.54%) C++
11 11 (1.54%) PHP
12 9 (1.26%) Go
12 9 (1.26%) R
13 8 (1.12%) Perl
14 7 (0.98%) Scala
15 6 (0.84%) Java 8
16 5 (0.70%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.42%) VBA
17 3 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (4.48%) Degree
2 14 (1.96%) SC Cleared
2 14 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.70%) CCIE
6 5 (0.70%) CCNP
6 5 (0.70%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.42%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.42%) MCP
9 2 (0.28%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (0.28%) CISM
9 2 (0.28%) CISSP
9 2 (0.28%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.28%) HND
9 2 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.94%) QA
2 16 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.82%) SLA
4 11 (1.54%) NIST
5 7 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.84%) GDPR
6 6 (0.84%) NCSC
7 5 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.42%) PMO
9 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 90 (12.61%) Docker
2 80 (11.20%) Active Directory
3 37 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.68%) vSphere
6 8 (1.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.14%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 103 (14.43%) Kubernetes
2 84 (11.76%) Terraform
3 55 (7.70%) Ansible
4 25 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (3.50%) Puppet
5 16 (2.24%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (2.10%) SCCM
7 6 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (0.70%) AirWatch
8 5 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (0.70%) vRealize
8 5 (0.70%) WSUS
8 5 (0.70%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.56%) Nagios
9 4 (0.56%) Packer
10 3 (0.42%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.42%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.42%) WMI
11 2 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 219 (30.67%) Microsoft
2 85 (11.90%) Oracle
3 74 (10.36%) VMware
4 50 (7.00%) Google
5 29 (4.06%) Cisco
6 25 (3.50%) Citrix
7 21 (2.94%) Veeam
8 18 (2.52%) EnterpriseDB
9 15 (2.10%) Red Hat
10 14 (1.96%) CyberArk
10 14 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.68%) Splunk
12 9 (1.26%) SAP
13 8 (1.12%) Sitecore
14 7 (0.98%) Databricks
14 7 (0.98%) EMC
14 7 (0.98%) Talend
15 6 (0.84%) CODA
15 6 (0.84%) Embarcadero
15 6 (0.84%) Teradata