Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 9 17
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8 +15
Permanent jobs citing Azure 2,299 3,246 2,949
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 22.73% 14.06% 11.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 58.37% 46.58% 47.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,366 3,073 2,689
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £76,250
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 3,939 6,969 6,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 38.94% 30.18% 23.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3,347 5,959 5,171
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
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 25 January 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 25 January 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 +7 748 £55,000 -4.35% 162
Hampshire +4 529 £52,500 +10.53% 94
Berkshire +3 460 £60,000 - 90
Surrey +4 363 £55,000 -8.33% 69
West Sussex +9 359 £60,000 +4.35% 37
East Sussex +7 217 £55,000 +10.00% 16
Oxfordshire +23 166 £55,000 -4.35% 39
Buckinghamshire +6 126 £50,000 -4.31% 33
Kent +6 60 £47,500 -7.77% 33
Sussex -12 5 £47,500 -26.92% 3
Home Counties +3 4 £57,500 -11.54%
Middlesex +4 1 £62,000 -38.00% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £65,000 -
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 945 (41.10%) C#
2 939 (40.84%) .NET
3 826 (35.93%) Microsoft
4 797 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
5 792 (34.45%) DevOps
6 632 (27.49%) SQL
7 581 (25.27%) SQL Server
8 578 (25.14%) AWS
9 564 (24.53%) JavaScript
10 514 (22.36%) .NET Core
11 434 (18.88%) Windows
12 352 (15.31%) ASP.NET
13 325 (14.14%) AngularJS
14 321 (13.96%) Office 365
15 316 (13.75%) Active Directory
16 309 (13.44%) Kubernetes
17 302 (13.14%) React
18 293 (12.74%) Microservices
18 293 (12.74%) CSS
19 291 (12.66%) HTML
20 281 (12.22%) Git (software)
21 280 (12.18%) PowerShell
22 272 (11.83%) Docker
23 266 (11.57%) IaaS
24 257 (11.18%) PaaS
24 257 (11.18%) VMware
25 256 (11.14%) Software Engineering
26 255 (11.09%) Scrum
27 253 (11.00%) SaaS
28 248 (10.79%) MVC

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
1 137 (5.96%) SharePoint
2 89 (3.87%) NServiceBus
3 58 (2.52%) IIS
4 55 (2.39%) MS Exchange
5 38 (1.65%) CMS
6 29 (1.26%) Confluence
7 18 (0.78%) Apache Spark
8 17 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
9 15 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
10 14 (0.61%) Skype for Business
11 13 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (0.52%) Apache
13 11 (0.48%) OpenStack
14 10 (0.43%) EPiServer
15 9 (0.39%) Drupal
15 9 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (0.39%) Umbraco
15 9 (0.39%) WordPress
16 8 (0.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 48 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.087%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.043%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.043%) Figma
6 1 (0.043%) InVision
6 1 (0.043%) Marvel
6 1 (0.043%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 17 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.43%) Magento
3 5 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.22%) Shopify
4 4 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.13%) Maximo
6 2 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.087%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.043%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.043%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.043%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.043%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 578 (25.14%) AWS
2 321 (13.96%) Office 365
3 266 (11.57%) IaaS
4 257 (11.18%) PaaS
5 253 (11.00%) SaaS
6 142 (6.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 128 (5.57%) GCP
8 119 (5.18%) Power Platform
9 111 (4.83%) Serverless
10 100 (4.35%) Azure Functions
11 66 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
12 55 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
13 50 (2.17%) Azure Data Factory
14 42 (1.83%) GitHub
15 40 (1.74%) OneDrive
16 32 (1.39%) PowerApps
17 26 (1.13%) BPaaS
17 26 (1.13%) Logic Apps
18 24 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
19 16 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 126 (5.48%) Firewall
2 125 (5.44%) HTTP
3 109 (4.74%) Skype
4 102 (4.44%) DNS
5 70 (3.04%) SAN
6 50 (2.17%) TCP/IP
7 41 (1.78%) VPN
8 38 (1.65%) Internet
9 37 (1.61%) DHCP
10 35 (1.52%) WAN
11 33 (1.44%) LAN
12 22 (0.96%) VLAN
13 20 (0.87%) VoIP
14 19 (0.83%) NetScaler
14 19 (0.83%) Network Security
14 19 (0.83%) WAAS
15 18 (0.78%) NAS
16 15 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (0.65%) Unified Communications
17 13 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 581 (25.27%) SQL Server
2 152 (6.61%) NoSQL
3 131 (5.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 85 (3.70%) Power BI
5 71 (3.09%) Big Data
6 66 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (2.09%) Relational Database
8 46 (2.00%) Data Lake
8 46 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 42 (1.83%) MongoDB
10 40 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (1.39%) MySQL
12 29 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 26 (1.13%) Cosmos DB
14 22 (0.96%) Tableau
15 20 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 19 (0.83%) SQLPlus
17 17 (0.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 17 (0.74%) DB2
18 16 (0.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 281 (12.22%) Git (software)
2 103 (4.48%) Octopus Deploy
3 98 (4.26%) TeamCity
4 90 (3.91%) Jenkins
5 65 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 62 (2.70%) Selenium
7 55 (2.39%) Visual Studio
8 54 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
9 51 (2.22%) JIRA
10 42 (1.83%) SpecFlow
11 34 (1.48%) NUnit
12 22 (0.96%) GitLab
13 19 (0.83%) Burp Suite
13 19 (0.83%) Cucumber
14 18 (0.78%) Postman
15 17 (0.74%) Appium
15 17 (0.74%) Bitbucket
16 16 (0.70%) Cypress.io
17 15 (0.65%) JMeter
18 12 (0.52%) Fiddler
General
1 239 (10.40%) Finance
2 67 (2.91%) Public Sector
3 62 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 41 (1.78%) Marketing
5 37 (1.61%) Games
6 27 (1.17%) Banking
7 21 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 20 (0.87%) Law
9 18 (0.78%) Advertising
10 17 (0.74%) Electronics
10 17 (0.74%) Retail
11 15 (0.65%) Automotive
11 15 (0.65%) Publishing
12 14 (0.61%) Billing
12 14 (0.61%) French Language
13 7 (0.30%) Military
13 7 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.26%) Local Government
15 4 (0.17%) Legal
16 3 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 829 (36.06%) Developer
2 344 (14.96%) .NET Developer
3 239 (10.40%) Senior Developer
4 207 (9.00%) Architect
5 206 (8.96%) C# Developer
6 175 (7.61%) Software Developer
7 160 (6.96%) Full Stack Developer
8 150 (6.52%) Azure Engineer
9 149 (6.48%) Analyst
10 143 (6.22%) DevOps Engineer
11 120 (5.22%) C# .NET Developer
12 104 (4.52%) Cloud Engineer
13 103 (4.48%) Senior .NET Developer
14 101 (4.39%) Azure Developer
15 98 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 94 (4.09%) Support Engineer
17 87 (3.78%) Software Engineer
18 79 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
19 77 (3.35%) Senior C# Developer
20 75 (3.26%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 939 (40.84%) .NET
2 514 (22.36%) .NET Core
3 352 (15.31%) ASP.NET
4 325 (14.14%) AngularJS
5 302 (13.14%) React
6 293 (12.74%) CSS
7 291 (12.66%) HTML
8 235 (10.22%) .NET Framework
9 183 (7.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 145 (6.31%) REST
11 130 (5.65%) ASP.NET Core
12 129 (5.61%) jQuery
13 123 (5.35%) ASP.NET Web API
14 121 (5.26%) Entity Framework
15 107 (4.65%) Web Services
16 103 (4.48%) Vue.js
17 102 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 100 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 92 (4.00%) RESTful
20 85 (3.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 101 (4.39%) Public Cloud
2 89 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (3.78%) Data Centre
4 78 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 69 (3.00%) Cloud Native
6 68 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
7 65 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
8 56 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
9 42 (1.83%) Private Cloud
9 42 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
9 42 (1.83%) User Experience
10 26 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 18 (0.78%) Algorithms
12 16 (0.70%) Client/Server
12 16 (0.70%) PMI
13 14 (0.61%) iSeries
13 14 (0.61%) Replication
14 13 (0.57%) Clustering
14 13 (0.57%) Life Science
15 12 (0.52%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 434 (18.88%) Windows
2 200 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 178 (7.74%) Linux
4 68 (2.96%) Windows 10
5 48 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (1.96%) Windows Server 2016
7 33 (1.44%) Windows Server 2019
8 29 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (1.13%) Unix
10 19 (0.83%) Android
10 19 (0.83%) CentOS
11 15 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.39%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.35%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.30%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.17%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.13%) VMS
18 2 (0.087%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 797 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
2 792 (34.45%) DevOps
3 293 (12.74%) Microservices
4 256 (11.14%) Software Engineering
5 255 (11.09%) Scrum
6 248 (10.79%) MVC
7 229 (9.96%) Test Automation
8 208 (9.05%) TDD
9 163 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
10 153 (6.66%) Continuous Integration
11 145 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
12 141 (6.13%) Mentoring
13 138 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 133 (5.79%) ITIL
15 124 (5.39%) SOLID
16 110 (4.78%) Project Delivery
17 109 (4.74%) Analytics
18 105 (4.57%) Migration
19 100 (4.35%) Computer Science
20 91 (3.96%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 945 (41.10%) C#
2 632 (27.49%) SQL
3 564 (24.53%) JavaScript
4 280 (12.18%) PowerShell
5 220 (9.57%) Python
6 184 (8.00%) TypeScript
7 137 (5.96%) Java
8 87 (3.78%) T-SQL
9 51 (2.22%) C++
10 38 (1.65%) Bash Shell
11 27 (1.17%) R
12 26 (1.13%) C
13 24 (1.04%) PHP
14 21 (0.91%) Go
15 18 (0.78%) Ruby
16 16 (0.70%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.61%) Java 8
18 13 (0.57%) Perl
19 12 (0.52%) ES6
20 11 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 186 (8.09%) Degree
2 104 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 73 (3.18%) Security Cleared
4 72 (3.13%) MCSE
5 59 (2.57%) SC Cleared
6 56 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (2.04%) CISSP
8 44 (1.91%) CCNA
9 37 (1.61%) CISM
10 31 (1.35%) ISTQB
11 29 (1.26%) ISEB
12 28 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
13 24 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 20 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
14 20 (0.87%) CCNP
14 20 (0.87%) CISA
14 20 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (0.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 17 (0.74%) PhD
16 17 (0.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (5.09%) QA
2 99 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (2.83%) SLA
4 61 (2.65%) GDPR
5 26 (1.13%) NIST
6 24 (1.04%) PCI DSS
7 18 (0.78%) ITGC
8 17 (0.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 17 (0.74%) HIPAA
9 13 (0.57%) PMO
10 11 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
11 10 (0.43%) Data Quality
11 10 (0.43%) NCSC
12 7 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.17%) COBIT
14 3 (0.13%) COSO
14 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.087%) IFRS
16 1 (0.043%) ISO 22301
16 1 (0.043%) NIST 800
System Software
1 316 (13.75%) Active Directory
2 272 (11.83%) Docker
3 148 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 107 (4.65%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.13%) XenApp
6 25 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (0.70%) XenDesktop
9 14 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
9 14 (0.61%) vSphere
10 13 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.17%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.17%) NFS
12 4 (0.17%) vCloud
13 3 (0.13%) HDFS
14 2 (0.087%) KVM
14 2 (0.087%) pfSense
14 2 (0.087%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 309 (13.44%) Kubernetes
2 202 (8.79%) Terraform
3 113 (4.92%) Ansible
4 96 (4.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 86 (3.74%) SCCM
6 50 (2.17%) Puppet
7 26 (1.13%) Grafana
8 21 (0.91%) SCVMM
9 19 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (0.61%) HAProxy
11 12 (0.52%) vRealize
12 11 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.43%) Prometheus
14 8 (0.35%) Packer
14 8 (0.35%) SCOM
15 7 (0.30%) Data Guard
15 7 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
15 7 (0.30%) WSUS
16 6 (0.26%) Backup Exec
16 6 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 826 (35.93%) Microsoft
2 257 (11.18%) VMware
3 96 (4.18%) Cisco
4 91 (3.96%) Citrix
5 89 (3.87%) Google
6 78 (3.39%) Oracle
7 41 (1.78%) IBM
7 41 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
7 41 (1.78%) Veeam
8 35 (1.52%) Xamarin
9 33 (1.44%) Sitecore
10 32 (1.39%) SAP
11 31 (1.35%) Databricks
12 26 (1.13%) Meraki
12 26 (1.13%) Red Hat
13 24 (1.04%) Dell
13 24 (1.04%) F5
14 18 (0.78%) CheckPoint
15 17 (0.74%) SolarWinds
16 16 (0.70%) Informatica