Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > South East
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 4 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 +7
Permanent jobs citing Azure 4,066 1,809 3,459
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 22.44% 22.25% 13.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 55.58% 58.56% 46.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,928 1,556 2,978
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,000 £43,750 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 7,315 3,089 7,402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.37% 38.00% 29.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5,112 2,702 6,325
10th Percentile £31,066 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the South East

Azure
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure in the South East.

Salary trend for Azure in the South East

Azure
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in the South East over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Azure in the South East

Azure
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 October 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
Thames Valley +1 1,324 £57,500 +4.55% 266
Hampshire +3 1,228 £55,000 +4.76% 138
Berkshire 0 733 £65,000 +13.04% 118
Surrey +1 620 £55,000 - 101
Buckinghamshire +3 407 £46,250 -7.50% 100
East Sussex +1 351 £47,500 -17.39% 27
West Sussex -7 233 £60,000 - 29
Oxfordshire -3 186 £50,000 -9.09% 48
Kent -1 184 £47,500 +5.56% 67
Sussex - 23 £60,000 - 4
Home Counties -6 11 £67,500 +35.00%
Middlesex +12 6 £55,000 -11.29% 5
Isle of Wight - 2 £40,000 - 1
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Azure.

1 1,709 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1,603 (39.42%) DevOps
3 1,486 (36.55%) C#
4 1,451 (35.69%) Microsoft
5 1,397 (34.36%) .NET
6 1,368 (33.64%) AWS
7 1,139 (28.01%) SQL
8 864 (21.25%) JavaScript
9 860 (21.15%) SQL Server
10 830 (20.41%) Windows
11 784 (19.28%) Social Skills
12 746 (18.35%) Microsoft 365
13 648 (15.94%) React
14 635 (15.62%) .NET Core
15 607 (14.93%) Active Directory
16 597 (14.68%) Finance
17 587 (14.44%) Microservices
18 582 (14.31%) AngularJS
18 582 (14.31%) Git (software)
19 574 (14.12%) Linux
20 569 (13.99%) VMware
21 542 (13.33%) Kubernetes
22 536 (13.18%) Scrum
23 519 (12.76%) Software Engineering
24 516 (12.69%) Docker
25 511 (12.57%) Python
26 480 (11.81%) CSS
27 467 (11.49%) Full Stack Development
28 465 (11.44%) TDD
29 455 (11.19%) Degree

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 258 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 146 (3.59%) Apache
3 143 (3.52%) Apache Spark
4 96 (2.36%) GemFire
5 79 (1.94%) IIS
6 71 (1.75%) MS Exchange
7 56 (1.38%) CMS
8 42 (1.03%) Umbraco
9 40 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
9 40 (0.98%) Confluence
10 37 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
11 29 (0.71%) WordPress
12 25 (0.61%) nginx
13 21 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
14 20 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
14 20 (0.49%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.32%) NServiceBus
16 12 (0.30%) Skype for Business
17 10 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
18 9 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 102 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.049%) Campfire
6 2 (0.049%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.025%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.025%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.025%) Sketch
7 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 28 (0.69%) Sentinel
2 12 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.27%) Sage 200
4 8 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
6 5 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.12%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 4 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.098%) OPENHousing
7 4 (0.098%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.098%) Primavera
7 4 (0.098%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 3 (0.074%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.049%) SAP R/3
9 2 (0.049%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.025%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 1 (0.025%) R3 Corda
10 1 (0.025%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.025%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 1,368 (33.64%) AWS
2 746 (18.35%) Microsoft 365
3 439 (10.80%) SaaS
4 435 (10.70%) GCP
5 297 (7.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 290 (7.13%) PaaS
6 290 (7.13%) Power Platform
7 282 (6.94%) Serverless
8 275 (6.76%) IaaS
9 258 (6.35%) GitHub
10 185 (4.55%) Azure Service Bus
11 140 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
12 133 (3.27%) Azure Functions
13 132 (3.25%) Azure Data Factory
14 125 (3.07%) Amazon Kinesis
15 112 (2.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 112 (2.75%) OpenShift
16 99 (2.43%) Azure Event Grid
17 94 (2.31%) Azure Logic Apps
17 94 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 330 (8.12%) Firewall
2 183 (4.50%) DNS
3 168 (4.13%) VPN
4 119 (2.93%) DHCP
5 118 (2.90%) LAN
6 112 (2.75%) WAN
7 99 (2.43%) Network Security
8 86 (2.12%) VLAN
9 82 (2.02%) TCP/IP
10 61 (1.50%) Internet
11 44 (1.08%) SAN
12 43 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
13 42 (1.03%) Wireless
14 38 (0.93%) MPLS
14 38 (0.93%) Skype
15 36 (0.89%) VoIP
16 31 (0.76%) HTTP
17 26 (0.64%) Unified Communications
18 25 (0.61%) Cisco IPT
19 24 (0.59%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 860 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 288 (7.08%) NoSQL
3 226 (5.56%) Big Data
4 209 (5.14%) Power BI
5 197 (4.85%) Relational Database
6 170 (4.18%) Data Lake
7 166 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 142 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
9 128 (3.15%) Redis
10 122 (3.00%) MariaDB
11 117 (2.88%) Azure SQL Database
11 117 (2.88%) MongoDB
12 112 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
13 111 (2.73%) MySQL
14 104 (2.56%) HBase
15 86 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 76 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
17 44 (1.08%) Tableau
18 43 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
19 40 (0.98%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 582 (14.31%) Git (software)
2 346 (8.51%) Jenkins
3 155 (3.81%) Visual Studio
4 152 (3.74%) Octopus Deploy
5 151 (3.71%) JIRA
6 120 (2.95%) TeamCity
7 117 (2.88%) Artifactory
8 115 (2.83%) Sonatype Nexus
9 114 (2.80%) Cypress.io
10 106 (2.61%) Cucumber
11 105 (2.58%) Selenium
12 103 (2.53%) JUnit
13 100 (2.46%) Gradle
13 100 (2.46%) Mockito
14 99 (2.43%) IntelliJ
15 98 (2.41%) Storybook
16 97 (2.39%) Protractor
17 95 (2.34%) Eclipse
18 93 (2.29%) NUnit
19 85 (2.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 784 (19.28%) Social Skills
2 597 (14.68%) Finance
3 248 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 177 (4.35%) Law
5 160 (3.94%) Banking
6 159 (3.91%) Organisational Skills
7 131 (3.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 105 (2.58%) Retail
9 81 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
10 66 (1.62%) Telecoms
11 62 (1.52%) Manufacturing
11 62 (1.52%) Marketing
12 57 (1.40%) Public Sector
13 55 (1.35%) Legal
14 43 (1.06%) Electronics
15 41 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
16 34 (0.84%) Automotive
17 26 (0.64%) Back Office
18 17 (0.42%) Advertising
18 17 (0.42%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 1,322 (32.51%) Developer
2 489 (12.03%) .NET Developer
3 422 (10.38%) C# Developer
4 366 (9.00%) Architect
5 351 (8.63%) Senior Developer
6 317 (7.80%) Software Developer
7 257 (6.32%) Software Engineer
8 256 (6.30%) C# .NET Developer
9 212 (5.21%) Analyst
10 209 (5.14%) DevOps Engineer
11 190 (4.67%) Consultant
12 182 (4.48%) Full Stack Developer
13 180 (4.43%) Cloud Engineer
14 162 (3.98%) Azure Engineer
14 162 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 152 (3.74%) Support Engineer
16 142 (3.49%) C# Software Developer
16 142 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
17 140 (3.44%) Senior C# Developer
18 136 (3.34%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,397 (34.36%) .NET
2 648 (15.94%) React
3 635 (15.62%) .NET Core
4 582 (14.31%) AngularJS
5 480 (11.81%) CSS
6 436 (10.72%) HTML
7 402 (9.89%) ASP.NET
8 340 (8.36%) .NET Framework
9 267 (6.57%) RESTful
10 253 (6.22%) Node.js
11 241 (5.93%) REST
12 240 (5.90%) ASP.NET Web API
13 226 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
14 222 (5.46%) Kafka
15 184 (4.53%) JSON
16 178 (4.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 176 (4.33%) jQuery
18 164 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC
19 161 (3.96%) Web Services
20 157 (3.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 201 (4.94%) Public Cloud
2 180 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
3 176 (4.33%) User Experience
4 170 (4.18%) Data Centre
5 155 (3.81%) Cloud Native
6 154 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
7 107 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 98 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
9 76 (1.87%) Management Information System
10 69 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
10 69 (1.70%) Mobile App
11 57 (1.40%) Virtual Team
12 44 (1.08%) Private Cloud
13 35 (0.86%) Client/Server
14 30 (0.74%) Clustering
15 28 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
16 27 (0.66%) Driving Licence
17 25 (0.61%) Replication
17 25 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
18 22 (0.54%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 830 (20.41%) Windows
2 574 (14.12%) Linux
3 392 (9.64%) Windows Server
4 175 (4.30%) Windows 10
5 132 (3.25%) Unix
6 101 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (1.77%) Android
8 67 (1.65%) Windows Server 2019
9 64 (1.57%) Apple iOS
10 60 (1.48%) Windows Server 2016
11 59 (1.45%) VMS
12 44 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
13 38 (0.93%) Mac OS
13 38 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (0.71%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.25%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.20%) CentOS
18 7 (0.17%) SUSE
18 7 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,709 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1,603 (39.42%) DevOps
3 587 (14.44%) Microservices
4 536 (13.18%) Scrum
5 519 (12.76%) Software Engineering
6 467 (11.49%) Full Stack Development
7 465 (11.44%) TDD
8 424 (10.43%) Test Automation
9 415 (10.21%) Analytics
10 414 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
11 364 (8.95%) MVC
12 326 (8.02%) Mentoring
13 324 (7.97%) Computer Science
14 306 (7.53%) Cybersecurity
15 272 (6.69%) SDLC
16 259 (6.37%) ITIL
17 258 (6.35%) Infrastructure as Code
18 255 (6.27%) Continuous Improvement
19 247 (6.07%) OO
20 231 (5.68%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,486 (36.55%) C#
2 1,139 (28.01%) SQL
3 864 (21.25%) JavaScript
4 511 (12.57%) Python
5 440 (10.82%) PowerShell
6 412 (10.13%) Java
7 206 (5.07%) TypeScript
8 175 (4.30%) Bash Shell
9 174 (4.28%) T-SQL
10 118 (2.90%) Shell Script
11 102 (2.51%) Groovy
12 99 (2.43%) C++
12 99 (2.43%) PHP
13 95 (2.34%) C
14 76 (1.87%) Scala
15 70 (1.72%) Go
16 59 (1.45%) Perl
17 46 (1.13%) Ruby
18 32 (0.79%) R
19 31 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 455 (11.19%) Degree
2 223 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 222 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 180 (4.43%) SC Cleared
5 114 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
6 97 (2.39%) OCP
6 97 (2.39%) Oracle Certification
7 90 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 74 (1.82%) MCSE
9 69 (1.70%) ISEB
10 67 (1.65%) CISSP
11 60 (1.48%) CCNA
12 42 (1.03%) MCSA
13 35 (0.86%) CCNP
14 32 (0.79%) Master's Degree
15 31 (0.76%) AWS Certification
16 27 (0.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 27 (0.66%) SANS
17 25 (0.61%) CCA
17 25 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (4.55%) QA
2 137 (3.37%) SLA
3 69 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 40 (0.98%) GDPR
6 30 (0.74%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.52%) NIST
8 20 (0.49%) Accessibility
9 17 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.25%) PMO
11 9 (0.22%) SOC 2
12 7 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.15%) GAMP
14 5 (0.12%) GRC
14 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 4 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 4 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 3 (0.074%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 3 (0.074%) GxP
16 3 (0.074%) HIPAA
System Software
1 607 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 516 (12.69%) Docker
3 388 (9.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 184 (4.53%) Hyper-V
5 94 (2.31%) HDFS
6 65 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
7 44 (1.08%) vSphere
8 21 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
9 19 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
10 16 (0.39%) XenApp
11 12 (0.30%) VMware NSX
11 12 (0.30%) XenDesktop
12 10 (0.25%) RHEV
13 7 (0.17%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.12%) Snort
14 5 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.12%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.098%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 542 (13.33%) Kubernetes
2 388 (9.54%) Terraform
3 367 (9.03%) Ansible
4 208 (5.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 157 (3.86%) SCCM
6 74 (1.82%) Puppet
7 60 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
8 49 (1.21%) Grafana
9 48 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
10 42 (1.03%) WSUS
11 38 (0.93%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 21 (0.52%) Jamf Pro
13 13 (0.32%) vRealize
14 12 (0.30%) FortiGate
15 10 (0.25%) Backup Exec
16 9 (0.22%) NetBackup
16 9 (0.22%) SCOM
17 8 (0.20%) Nessus
17 8 (0.20%) Pingdom
17 8 (0.20%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1,451 (35.69%) Microsoft
2 569 (13.99%) VMware
3 165 (4.06%) Cisco
4 163 (4.01%) Databricks
5 160 (3.94%) Citrix
6 145 (3.57%) Google
7 142 (3.49%) Oracle
8 101 (2.48%) Okta
9 72 (1.77%) Apple
10 69 (1.70%) Veeam
11 64 (1.57%) Meraki
12 57 (1.40%) Adobe
13 55 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
14 54 (1.33%) IBM
15 50 (1.23%) SAP
16 47 (1.16%) Red Hat
17 45 (1.11%) Palo Alto
18 40 (0.98%) Xamarin
19 39 (0.96%) ServiceNow
20 38 (0.93%) Splunk