Period
to 1 March 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 1 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Scotland
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 8 23
Rank change year-on-year +5 +15 +8
Permanent jobs citing Azure 620 647 464
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 20.07% 15.85% 8.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.59% 52.14% 42.30%
Number of salaries quoted 549 431 327
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,600 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.04% -4.80% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +9.52%

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 1,179 1,241 1,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.17% 30.39% 20.99%
Number of salaries quoted 837 779 681
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,150 £28,650 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
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 1 March 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 1 March 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 +6 297 £50,000 -4.76% 66
Glasgow +1 228 £47,500 - 34
Dundee +5 22 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Aberdeen 0 18 £45,000 - 7
Fife +5 14 £55,000 - 1
West Lothian +3 7 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North Lanarkshire +5 4 £50,000 +11.11%
South Lanarkshire 0 4 £50,000 +2.56%
Stirling +8 3 £37,500 -40.48% 2
Inverclyde - 2 £52,500 -
East Lothian - 1 £55,000 -
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 1 March 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.

1 238 (38.39%) DevOps
2 217 (35.00%) C#
3 212 (34.19%) AWS
4 209 (33.71%) Microsoft
5 202 (32.58%) SQL
6 187 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
7 186 (30.00%) .NET
8 172 (27.74%) SQL Server
9 140 (22.58%) JavaScript
10 121 (19.52%) Windows
11 103 (16.61%) .NET Core
12 101 (16.29%) Software Engineering
13 98 (15.81%) Finance
14 97 (15.65%) MVC
15 90 (14.52%) Oracle
16 78 (12.58%) CSS
17 73 (11.77%) ASP.NET
17 73 (11.77%) Microsoft 365
18 65 (10.48%) HTML
18 65 (10.48%) Git (software)
19 64 (10.32%) AngularJS
19 64 (10.32%) Kubernetes
20 63 (10.16%) SDLC
21 62 (10.00%) Linux
21 62 (10.00%) Migration
22 61 (9.84%) GCP
23 60 (9.68%) Test Automation
24 58 (9.35%) Scrum
24 58 (9.35%) Python
25 57 (9.19%) Docker

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 (4.03%) Confluence
2 16 (2.58%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.42%) Apache Spark
3 15 (2.42%) IIS
4 9 (1.45%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.13%) Umbraco
6 6 (0.97%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.65%) Apache
7 4 (0.65%) CMS
7 4 (0.65%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.48%) SAS
8 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.32%) Drupal
9 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.32%) WordPress
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.16%) Luigi
10 1 (0.16%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Magento
1 3 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 212 (34.19%) AWS
2 73 (11.77%) Microsoft 365
3 61 (9.84%) GCP
4 36 (5.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 34 (5.48%) Power Platform
6 33 (5.32%) SaaS
7 31 (5.00%) PaaS
8 22 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (3.23%) IaaS
10 19 (3.06%) Serverless
11 11 (1.77%) Azure Data Factory
11 11 (1.77%) GitHub
12 9 (1.45%) Logic Apps
13 6 (0.97%) G Suite
14 5 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.81%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.65%) Azure Machine Learning
15 4 (0.65%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.26%) Firewall
2 13 (2.10%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.77%) Network Security
3 11 (1.77%) WAN
4 9 (1.45%) DHCP
4 9 (1.45%) DNS
4 9 (1.45%) Skype
5 8 (1.29%) LAN
5 8 (1.29%) SAN
6 7 (1.13%) VPN
7 6 (0.97%) 5G
7 6 (0.97%) Intranet
7 6 (0.97%) VoIP
8 4 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (0.65%) Internet
8 4 (0.65%) iSCSI
8 4 (0.65%) OSPF
9 3 (0.48%) CTI
9 3 (0.48%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (0.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (27.74%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (5.16%) Power BI
4 31 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 29 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (4.52%) MySQL
7 27 (4.35%) Relational Database
8 26 (4.19%) NoSQL
9 21 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (2.90%) Big Data
11 15 (2.42%) Data Lake
11 15 (2.42%) Hadoop
12 14 (2.26%) Redis
13 13 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (1.77%) Cosmos DB
15 10 (1.61%) Oracle Database
15 10 (1.61%) RDBMS
16 9 (1.45%) MongoDB
17 8 (1.29%) GIS
Development Applications
1 65 (10.48%) Git (software)
2 50 (8.06%) Selenium
3 47 (7.58%) Jenkins
4 37 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 34 (5.48%) JIRA
6 21 (3.39%) Visual Studio
7 20 (3.23%) Postman
7 20 (3.23%) WebDriver
8 16 (2.58%) Bitbucket
9 15 (2.42%) TeamCity
10 12 (1.94%) GitLab
10 12 (1.94%) JUnit
11 10 (1.61%) Cucumber
12 9 (1.45%) Cypress.io
12 9 (1.45%) Subversion
13 8 (1.29%) Gradle
14 7 (1.13%) Karma Test Runner
14 7 (1.13%) Maven
14 7 (1.13%) Mockito
15 6 (0.97%) Jasmine
General
1 98 (15.81%) Finance
2 40 (6.45%) Marketing
3 29 (4.68%) Public Sector
4 17 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.58%) Banking
6 9 (1.45%) Law
7 8 (1.29%) Games
7 8 (1.29%) Retail
8 7 (1.13%) Automotive
9 5 (0.81%) German Language
10 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.32%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 152 (24.52%) Developer
2 85 (13.71%) Software Engineer
3 72 (11.61%) Architect
4 55 (8.87%) Azure Engineer
5 48 (7.74%) DevOps Engineer
6 43 (6.94%) Software Developer
7 42 (6.77%) .NET Developer
7 42 (6.77%) .NET Software Engineer
8 38 (6.13%) Consultant
9 36 (5.81%) Platform Engineer
10 34 (5.48%) Senior Software Engineer
11 32 (5.16%) Senior Developer
12 23 (3.71%) Data Engineer
12 23 (3.71%) Development Engineer
13 22 (3.55%) Software Development Engineer
14 21 (3.39%) IT Manager
14 21 (3.39%) Senior DevOps
14 21 (3.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 20 (3.23%) Analyst
16 19 (3.06%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (30.00%) .NET
2 103 (16.61%) .NET Core
3 78 (12.58%) CSS
4 73 (11.77%) ASP.NET
5 65 (10.48%) HTML
6 64 (10.32%) AngularJS
7 56 (9.03%) React
8 44 (7.10%) ASP.NET MVC
9 40 (6.45%) .NET Framework
10 38 (6.13%) jQuery
11 37 (5.97%) Entity Framework
12 32 (5.16%) Ajax
12 32 (5.16%) REST
13 26 (4.19%) Kafka
14 21 (3.39%) XML
15 20 (3.23%) Swagger
16 15 (2.42%) RabbitMQ
16 15 (2.42%) RESTful
17 14 (2.26%) Memcached
17 14 (2.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.97%) Mobile App
2 34 (5.48%) EPoS
3 32 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (3.23%) User Experience
5 16 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (1.61%) Cloud Native
6 10 (1.61%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.13%) Life Science
7 7 (1.13%) Public Cloud
8 6 (0.97%) Private Cloud
8 6 (0.97%) Renewable Energy
8 6 (0.97%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.81%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.81%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.81%) FMCG
9 5 (0.81%) NHS
9 5 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.65%) Clustering
10 4 (0.65%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 121 (19.52%) Windows
2 62 (10.00%) Linux
3 54 (8.71%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (1.94%) Ubuntu
4 12 (1.94%) Unix
5 9 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
6 8 (1.29%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.97%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.65%) Android
10 3 (0.48%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.32%) CentOS
11 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.16%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (38.39%) DevOps
2 187 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (16.29%) Software Engineering
4 97 (15.65%) MVC
5 63 (10.16%) SDLC
6 62 (10.00%) Migration
7 60 (9.68%) Test Automation
8 58 (9.35%) Scrum
9 54 (8.71%) Microservices
10 53 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
11 51 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
12 50 (8.06%) Coaching
13 46 (7.42%) Infrastructure as Code
13 46 (7.42%) Mentoring
14 45 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
14 45 (7.26%) Data Modelling
15 41 (6.61%) Project Delivery
16 34 (5.48%) Data Security
16 34 (5.48%) Project Management
17 32 (5.16%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 217 (35.00%) C#
2 202 (32.58%) SQL
3 140 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 58 (9.35%) Python
5 56 (9.03%) PowerShell
6 49 (7.90%) Java
7 31 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 30 (4.84%) TypeScript
9 15 (2.42%) Ruby
10 14 (2.26%) C++
11 11 (1.77%) R
11 11 (1.77%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.61%) Scala
13 6 (0.97%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.81%) PHP
14 5 (0.81%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.65%) Perl
16 3 (0.48%) Groovy
16 3 (0.48%) XPath
17 2 (0.32%) F#
Qualifications
1 29 (4.68%) Degree
2 16 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (1.77%) SC Cleared
3 11 (1.77%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.13%) CCNP
6 5 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.81%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.65%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.65%) CCIE
7 4 (0.65%) CCNA
7 4 (0.65%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.48%) MCP
8 3 (0.48%) MCSE
8 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.32%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.16%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (0.16%) HND
10 1 (0.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.23%) QA
2 13 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.94%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.13%) NIST
5 6 (0.97%) NCSC
6 5 (0.81%) PMO
7 4 (0.65%) SLA
8 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 57 (9.19%) Docker
2 56 (9.03%) Active Directory
3 27 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.61%) vSphere
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.16%) NLBS
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 64 (10.32%) Kubernetes
2 54 (8.71%) Terraform
3 42 (6.77%) Ansible
4 16 (2.58%) Puppet
5 13 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.97%) SCCM
8 5 (0.81%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.65%) Nagios
9 4 (0.65%) WSUS
10 3 (0.48%) Core Impact
10 3 (0.48%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.48%) Nessus
10 3 (0.48%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.48%) Nexpose
11 2 (0.32%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.16%) PowerCLI
12 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 209 (33.71%) Microsoft
2 90 (14.52%) Oracle
3 54 (8.71%) VMware
4 36 (5.81%) Cisco
5 32 (5.16%) EnterpriseDB
5 32 (5.16%) Google
6 17 (2.74%) Veeam
7 13 (2.10%) Citrix
7 13 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.94%) SAP
9 10 (1.61%) Meraki
10 9 (1.45%) Xamarin
11 8 (1.29%) CyberArk
11 8 (1.29%) Databricks
11 8 (1.29%) SolarWinds
12 6 (0.97%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.97%) CODA
12 6 (0.97%) DevExpress
12 6 (0.97%) Embarcadero
12 6 (0.97%) Red Hat