Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > South East
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 8 17
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 +10
Permanent jobs citing Azure 2,840 3,110 3,095
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 22.82% 15.08% 11.62%
As % of the Cloud Services category 57.74% 48.28% 46.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2,391 2,726 2,615
10th Percentile £36,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £78,750 £77,500
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 South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 4,919 6,442 6,672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.52% 31.24% 25.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4,116 5,586 5,671
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.88% +3.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 13 April 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 13 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
Thames Valley +4 939 £55,000 - 217
Hampshire +5 761 £55,000 +7.84% 116
Berkshire +4 572 £57,500 - 109
Surrey +4 463 £55,000 - 78
East Sussex +9 298 £53,500 -2.73% 37
West Sussex +6 273 £60,000 +4.35% 29
Oxfordshire +13 185 £50,000 -4.76% 52
Buckinghamshire +7 182 £54,000 +5.88% 57
Kent +11 94 £50,000 -2.91% 45
Sussex -9 11 £40,000 -38.46% 3
Home Counties 0 4 £65,000 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £65,000 -
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 13 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 South East region with a requirement for Azure.

1 1,127 (39.68%) C#
2 1,111 (39.12%) .NET
3 999 (35.18%) DevOps
4 992 (34.93%) Agile Software Development
5 933 (32.85%) Microsoft
6 861 (30.32%) AWS
7 751 (26.44%) SQL
8 676 (23.80%) JavaScript
9 663 (23.35%) SQL Server
10 586 (20.63%) .NET Core
11 564 (19.86%) Windows
12 453 (15.95%) AngularJS
12 453 (15.95%) Kubernetes
13 440 (15.49%) Microsoft 365
14 430 (15.14%) Active Directory
15 396 (13.94%) Docker
16 366 (12.89%) VMware
17 363 (12.78%) React
18 360 (12.68%) PowerShell
19 347 (12.22%) ASP.NET
20 346 (12.18%) Git (software)
21 340 (11.97%) Finance
22 337 (11.87%) Microservices
23 332 (11.69%) Scrum
24 329 (11.58%) CSS
25 321 (11.30%) SaaS
26 317 (11.16%) Test Automation
27 308 (10.85%) HTML
28 303 (10.67%) MVC
29 298 (10.49%) Software Engineering

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
1 162 (5.70%) SharePoint
2 80 (2.82%) MS Exchange
3 72 (2.54%) IIS
4 58 (2.04%) NServiceBus
5 33 (1.16%) Confluence
6 32 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
7 30 (1.06%) Apache Spark
8 27 (0.95%) CMS
9 22 (0.77%) Apache
9 22 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (0.49%) OpenStack
11 13 (0.46%) Apache Solr
12 12 (0.42%) WordPress
13 10 (0.35%) Drupal
13 10 (0.35%) GlassFish
13 10 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.32%) nginx
15 8 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
15 8 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 62 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.21%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.070%) Sketch
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.035%) Figma
8 1 (0.035%) InVision
8 1 (0.035%) Marvel
8 1 (0.035%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 19 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.18%) Magento
2 5 (0.18%) NetSuite
2 5 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.11%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.070%) Maximo
5 2 (0.070%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.070%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.070%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.035%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.035%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.035%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 861 (30.32%) AWS
2 440 (15.49%) Microsoft 365
3 321 (11.30%) SaaS
4 257 (9.05%) GCP
4 257 (9.05%) PaaS
5 243 (8.56%) IaaS
6 206 (7.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 123 (4.33%) Power Platform
8 91 (3.20%) Serverless
9 82 (2.89%) Azure Data Factory
10 74 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
11 72 (2.54%) Azure Functions
12 53 (1.87%) GitHub
13 45 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
14 37 (1.30%) Logic Apps
15 31 (1.09%) PowerApps
16 30 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
16 30 (1.06%) OneDrive
17 26 (0.92%) OpenShift
18 22 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 198 (6.97%) Firewall
2 140 (4.93%) DNS
3 79 (2.78%) HTTP
4 75 (2.64%) SAN
5 74 (2.61%) DHCP
6 68 (2.39%) TCP/IP
7 58 (2.04%) Skype
8 46 (1.62%) WAN
9 45 (1.58%) VPN
10 39 (1.37%) Network Security
11 37 (1.30%) LAN
12 35 (1.23%) VLAN
13 32 (1.13%) Internet
14 28 (0.99%) NAS
15 27 (0.95%) Wireless
16 24 (0.85%) VoIP
17 22 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
18 20 (0.70%) WAAS
19 16 (0.56%) Unified Communications
20 15 (0.53%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 663 (23.35%) SQL Server
2 133 (4.68%) Azure SQL Database
3 131 (4.61%) NoSQL
4 108 (3.80%) Big Data
5 93 (3.27%) Power BI
6 72 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
7 68 (2.39%) Relational Database
8 65 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 64 (2.25%) Data Lake
10 60 (2.11%) MongoDB
11 50 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
12 47 (1.65%) Cosmos DB
13 40 (1.41%) MySQL
13 40 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 32 (1.13%) SQLPlus
15 28 (0.99%) Tableau
16 26 (0.92%) Hadoop
17 25 (0.88%) Geospatial Data
18 20 (0.70%) MS Access
19 19 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 346 (12.18%) Git (software)
2 152 (5.35%) Jenkins
3 109 (3.84%) Visual Studio
4 101 (3.56%) TeamCity
5 99 (3.49%) JIRA
6 92 (3.24%) Octopus Deploy
7 81 (2.85%) Selenium
8 58 (2.04%) NUnit
8 58 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 58 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
9 55 (1.94%) GitLab
10 54 (1.90%) Cypress.io
11 52 (1.83%) SpecFlow
12 36 (1.27%) Appium
13 33 (1.16%) Bitbucket
14 27 (0.95%) Maven
15 26 (0.92%) Burp Suite
15 26 (0.92%) Postman
16 21 (0.74%) Fiddler
17 20 (0.70%) Cucumber
General
1 340 (11.97%) Finance
2 80 (2.82%) Public Sector
3 68 (2.39%) Telecoms
4 63 (2.22%) Marketing
5 39 (1.37%) Games
6 36 (1.27%) Billing
7 33 (1.16%) Automotive
8 31 (1.09%) Electronics
9 28 (0.99%) Law
10 27 (0.95%) Banking
11 24 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 22 (0.77%) Retail
13 20 (0.70%) Publishing
14 18 (0.63%) Advertising
15 17 (0.60%) Legal
16 16 (0.56%) French Language
17 13 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.39%) Financial Institution
19 6 (0.21%) Aerospace
19 6 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,040 (36.62%) Developer
2 450 (15.85%) .NET Developer
3 298 (10.49%) C# Developer
4 261 (9.19%) Senior Developer
5 224 (7.89%) Architect
6 205 (7.22%) Full Stack Developer
6 205 (7.22%) Software Developer
7 193 (6.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 164 (5.77%) Analyst
9 163 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 159 (5.60%) Azure Engineer
10 159 (5.60%) C# .NET Developer
11 115 (4.05%) Cloud Engineer
12 97 (3.42%) .NET Software Developer
12 97 (3.42%) C# Software Developer
12 97 (3.42%) Support Engineer
13 91 (3.20%) Azure Developer
14 90 (3.17%) Senior C# Developer
15 87 (3.06%) Senior .NET Developer
16 86 (3.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,111 (39.12%) .NET
2 586 (20.63%) .NET Core
3 453 (15.95%) AngularJS
4 363 (12.78%) React
5 347 (12.22%) ASP.NET
6 329 (11.58%) CSS
7 308 (10.85%) HTML
8 249 (8.77%) .NET Framework
9 179 (6.30%) REST
10 167 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 155 (5.46%) ASP.NET Web API
12 140 (4.93%) jQuery
13 130 (4.58%) Vue.js
14 127 (4.47%) Entity Framework
15 124 (4.37%) Web Services
16 122 (4.30%) Node.js
17 119 (4.19%) RESTful
18 91 (3.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 88 (3.10%) ASP.NET Core
20 86 (3.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 125 (4.40%) Public Cloud
2 110 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
4 89 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 84 (2.96%) User Experience
6 68 (2.39%) Cloud Native
7 65 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 64 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
9 53 (1.87%) Mobile App
10 49 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
11 45 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 36 (1.27%) Private Cloud
13 20 (0.70%) Algorithms
13 20 (0.70%) Clustering
14 19 (0.67%) Replication
15 15 (0.53%) LIMS
15 15 (0.53%) PMI
16 14 (0.49%) PKI
17 12 (0.42%) N-Tier
18 11 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 564 (19.86%) Windows
2 275 (9.68%) Windows Server
3 252 (8.87%) Linux
4 140 (4.93%) Windows 10
5 98 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 85 (2.99%) Windows Server 2016
7 57 (2.01%) Windows Server 2019
8 42 (1.48%) Unix
9 36 (1.27%) CentOS
10 31 (1.09%) Android
10 31 (1.09%) Ubuntu
11 27 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.77%) Apple iOS
13 16 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.42%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.28%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.25%) VMS
17 6 (0.21%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.14%) Debian
19 2 (0.070%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 999 (35.18%) DevOps
2 992 (34.93%) Agile Software Development
3 337 (11.87%) Microservices
4 332 (11.69%) Scrum
5 317 (11.16%) Test Automation
6 303 (10.67%) MVC
7 298 (10.49%) Software Engineering
8 271 (9.54%) TDD
9 217 (7.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 212 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
11 199 (7.01%) ITIL
12 180 (6.34%) Problem-Solving
13 176 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
14 174 (6.13%) Mentoring
15 142 (5.00%) Migration
16 141 (4.96%) Infrastructure as Code
17 138 (4.86%) Machine Learning
18 129 (4.54%) Project Delivery
18 129 (4.54%) SDLC
19 126 (4.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,127 (39.68%) C#
2 751 (26.44%) SQL
3 676 (23.80%) JavaScript
4 360 (12.68%) PowerShell
5 293 (10.32%) Python
6 162 (5.70%) Java
7 150 (5.28%) TypeScript
8 143 (5.04%) T-SQL
9 68 (2.39%) Bash Shell
10 67 (2.36%) C++
11 40 (1.41%) PHP
12 37 (1.30%) Ruby
13 36 (1.27%) Go
14 33 (1.16%) C
15 26 (0.92%) VB.NET
16 22 (0.77%) R
17 18 (0.63%) PL/SQL
18 16 (0.56%) Shell Script
19 14 (0.49%) ES6
20 11 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 228 (8.03%) Degree
2 125 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 118 (4.15%) Security Cleared
4 96 (3.38%) MCSE
5 94 (3.31%) SC Cleared
6 80 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
7 60 (2.11%) CISSP
8 54 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 48 (1.69%) CCNA
10 45 (1.58%) CISM
11 44 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
12 34 (1.20%) ISEB
13 33 (1.16%) CCNP
14 28 (0.99%) CISA
15 26 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
16 24 (0.85%) ISTQB
17 22 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 22 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 18 (0.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
19 16 (0.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (5.63%) QA
2 86 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (1.90%) GDPR
3 54 (1.90%) SLA
4 36 (1.27%) NIST
5 26 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 23 (0.81%) GRC
7 21 (0.74%) NCSC
8 19 (0.67%) ITGC
9 18 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 18 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
9 18 (0.63%) HIPAA
10 11 (0.39%) Data Quality
11 7 (0.25%) PMO
12 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.21%) SOC 2
13 5 (0.18%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.070%) COBIT
14 2 (0.070%) COSO
14 2 (0.070%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 430 (15.14%) Active Directory
2 396 (13.94%) Docker
3 214 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 130 (4.58%) Hyper-V
5 35 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (1.09%) vSphere
6 31 (1.09%) XenApp
7 24 (0.85%) XenDesktop
8 22 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 20 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
9 20 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.28%) RHEV
11 7 (0.25%) DFS Replication
11 7 (0.25%) NFS
12 6 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.14%) HDFS
13 4 (0.14%) pfSense
13 4 (0.14%) vCloud
14 2 (0.070%) KVM
Systems Management
1 453 (15.95%) Kubernetes
2 238 (8.38%) Terraform
3 148 (5.21%) Ansible
4 128 (4.51%) Microsoft Intune
5 105 (3.70%) SCCM
6 68 (2.39%) Puppet
7 27 (0.95%) SCVMM
8 26 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (0.81%) HAProxy
9 23 (0.81%) vRealize
10 20 (0.70%) Grafana
11 19 (0.67%) Prometheus
12 17 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
13 13 (0.46%) Packer
14 11 (0.39%) SCOM
15 9 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
16 7 (0.25%) Nagios
17 6 (0.21%) Argo
17 6 (0.21%) CASB
17 6 (0.21%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 933 (32.85%) Microsoft
2 366 (12.89%) VMware
3 128 (4.51%) Google
4 124 (4.37%) Cisco
5 115 (4.05%) Citrix
6 112 (3.94%) Oracle
7 72 (2.54%) IBM
8 55 (1.94%) Veeam
9 50 (1.76%) Databricks
10 45 (1.58%) SAP
11 39 (1.37%) Dell
11 39 (1.37%) Meraki
12 36 (1.27%) Xamarin
13 35 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
14 31 (1.09%) Red Hat
15 30 (1.06%) F5
16 29 (1.02%) Sitecore
17 24 (0.85%) Sophos
18 22 (0.77%) ServiceNow
19 21 (0.74%) SolarWinds