Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > South East
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 8 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 +10
Permanent jobs citing Azure 3,690 2,117 3,363
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 22.58% 17.72% 12.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 55.99% 53.58% 46.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,848 1,848 2,877
10th Percentile £35,675 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £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 6,591 3,951 7,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.32% 33.07% 27.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4,929 3,464 6,270
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +2 1,223 £55,000 +4.76% 313
Hampshire +4 1,111 £55,000 - 154
Berkshire 0 668 £60,000 +9.09% 141
Surrey +3 509 £55,000 - 112
East Sussex +6 407 £50,000 -9.09% 30
Buckinghamshire +6 332 £49,500 -1.00% 109
Oxfordshire +3 223 £50,000 -4.76% 63
West Sussex -4 214 £60,000 - 33
Kent +2 157 £47,500 -5.00% 57
Sussex 0 22 £60,000 -7.69% 1
Home Counties - 5 £95,000 -
Middlesex +6 1 £55,000 -11.29% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £40,000 - 1
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1,474 (39.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1,374 (37.24%) .NET
3 1,371 (37.15%) DevOps
4 1,354 (36.69%) C#
5 1,274 (34.53%) AWS
6 1,188 (32.20%) Microsoft
7 1,029 (27.89%) SQL
8 825 (22.36%) JavaScript
9 771 (20.89%) SQL Server
10 697 (18.89%) Windows
11 682 (18.48%) .NET Core
12 669 (18.13%) AngularJS
13 656 (17.78%) Social Skills
14 645 (17.48%) React
15 634 (17.18%) Microsoft 365
16 621 (16.83%) Kubernetes
17 572 (15.50%) Docker
18 567 (15.37%) Microservices
19 542 (14.69%) Scrum
20 521 (14.12%) Active Directory
21 507 (13.74%) VMware
22 488 (13.22%) Linux
23 486 (13.17%) Git (software)
24 476 (12.90%) Software Engineering
25 473 (12.82%) CSS
25 473 (12.82%) Finance
26 454 (12.30%) Full Stack Development
27 453 (12.28%) GCP
28 422 (11.44%) TDD
29 397 (10.76%) Python

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
1 242 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 117 (3.17%) Apache
3 113 (3.06%) Apache Spark
4 86 (2.33%) MS Exchange
5 83 (2.25%) GemFire
6 75 (2.03%) IIS
7 52 (1.41%) CMS
8 44 (1.19%) Confluence
9 38 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
10 33 (0.89%) NServiceBus
11 32 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
12 28 (0.76%) WordPress
13 27 (0.73%) Umbraco
14 20 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
14 20 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 16 (0.43%) nginx
16 15 (0.41%) Apache Solr
17 11 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
18 10 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
18 10 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 95 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.16%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.054%) Sketch
7 1 (0.027%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.027%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.027%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.027%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.027%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 32 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.16%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.11%) OPENHousing
5 4 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.081%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.081%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.081%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.054%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.054%) Magento
7 2 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.054%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.027%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.027%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.027%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,274 (34.53%) AWS
2 634 (17.18%) Microsoft 365
3 453 (12.28%) GCP
4 380 (10.30%) SaaS
5 275 (7.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 270 (7.32%) PaaS
7 245 (6.64%) IaaS
8 174 (4.72%) GitHub
9 162 (4.39%) Power Platform
10 137 (3.71%) Azure Service Bus
11 106 (2.87%) Serverless
12 101 (2.74%) Amazon Kinesis
13 100 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
14 81 (2.20%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 76 (2.06%) OpenShift
16 75 (2.03%) Azure Data Factory
17 70 (1.90%) Azure Functions
18 65 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
18 65 (1.76%) PowerApps
19 56 (1.52%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 329 (8.92%) Firewall
2 189 (5.12%) DNS
3 119 (3.22%) VPN
4 116 (3.14%) DHCP
5 87 (2.36%) TCP/IP
6 80 (2.17%) WAN
7 76 (2.06%) LAN
8 74 (2.01%) Network Security
9 57 (1.54%) VLAN
10 53 (1.44%) Wireless
11 50 (1.36%) SAN
12 48 (1.30%) Internet
13 32 (0.87%) Skype
13 32 (0.87%) VoIP
14 31 (0.84%) HTTP
15 23 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
16 22 (0.60%) MPLS
17 20 (0.54%) OSPF
18 19 (0.51%) Unified Communications
19 18 (0.49%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 771 (20.89%) SQL Server
2 246 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 167 (4.53%) Big Data
4 159 (4.31%) Relational Database
5 123 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 123 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
6 103 (2.79%) Data Lake
7 102 (2.76%) MariaDB
7 102 (2.76%) Power BI
8 101 (2.74%) Redis
9 93 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 92 (2.49%) MongoDB
11 90 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
12 81 (2.20%) MySQL
13 76 (2.06%) HBase
14 70 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 38 (1.03%) Oracle Database
16 34 (0.92%) Hadoop
17 30 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
18 27 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 486 (13.17%) Git (software)
2 343 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 184 (4.99%) JIRA
4 152 (4.12%) Visual Studio
5 141 (3.82%) Cypress.io
6 122 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
7 111 (3.01%) TeamCity
8 105 (2.85%) Selenium
9 101 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
10 99 (2.68%) Artifactory
11 96 (2.60%) Protractor
12 93 (2.52%) NUnit
13 90 (2.44%) Cucumber
14 88 (2.38%) JUnit
15 87 (2.36%) Gradle
16 83 (2.25%) Storybook
17 82 (2.22%) IntelliJ
18 80 (2.17%) Eclipse
19 78 (2.11%) Mockito
20 69 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 656 (17.78%) Social Skills
2 473 (12.82%) Finance
3 154 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 126 (3.41%) Law
5 124 (3.36%) Banking
6 105 (2.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 103 (2.79%) Organisational Skills
8 71 (1.92%) Public Sector
9 60 (1.63%) Marketing
10 54 (1.46%) Retail
11 53 (1.44%) Telecoms
12 44 (1.19%) Presentation Skills
13 40 (1.08%) Manufacturing
14 37 (1.00%) Electronics
15 36 (0.98%) Automotive
16 33 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
17 31 (0.84%) Billing
17 31 (0.84%) Legal
18 26 (0.70%) Games
18 26 (0.70%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 1,297 (35.15%) Developer
2 561 (15.20%) .NET Developer
3 402 (10.89%) C# Developer
4 322 (8.73%) Architect
5 320 (8.67%) Senior Developer
6 297 (8.05%) Software Developer
7 245 (6.64%) C# .NET Developer
8 235 (6.37%) DevOps Engineer
9 204 (5.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 199 (5.39%) Software Engineer
11 180 (4.88%) Full Stack Developer
12 173 (4.69%) Azure Engineer
13 152 (4.12%) Support Engineer
14 151 (4.09%) Lead Developer
15 150 (4.07%) .NET Software Developer
15 150 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
16 135 (3.66%) Consultant
17 134 (3.63%) Analyst
18 128 (3.47%) C# Software Developer
19 109 (2.95%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,374 (37.24%) .NET
2 682 (18.48%) .NET Core
3 669 (18.13%) AngularJS
4 645 (17.48%) React
5 473 (12.82%) CSS
6 391 (10.60%) HTML
7 380 (10.30%) ASP.NET
8 292 (7.91%) .NET Framework
9 240 (6.50%) RESTful
10 233 (6.31%) ASP.NET Web API
11 224 (6.07%) Node.js
12 221 (5.99%) REST
13 211 (5.72%) RabbitMQ
14 169 (4.58%) Kafka
14 169 (4.58%) Web Services
15 166 (4.50%) Vue.js
16 160 (4.34%) ASP.NET MVC
17 156 (4.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 148 (4.01%) jQuery
19 139 (3.77%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 174 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
2 156 (4.23%) User Experience
3 138 (3.74%) Public Cloud
4 124 (3.36%) Data Centre
5 109 (2.95%) Cloud Native
6 102 (2.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 102 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
7 77 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
7 77 (2.09%) Mobile App
8 45 (1.22%) Private Cloud
9 42 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
10 41 (1.11%) Management Information System
11 31 (0.84%) Clustering
11 31 (0.84%) Virtual Team
12 25 (0.68%) Replication
13 23 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
14 22 (0.60%) Driving Licence
15 21 (0.57%) PKI
16 18 (0.49%) Client/Server
16 18 (0.49%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 697 (18.89%) Windows
2 488 (13.22%) Linux
3 325 (8.81%) Windows Server
4 185 (5.01%) Windows 10
5 130 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 108 (2.93%) Unix
7 80 (2.17%) Windows Server 2016
8 68 (1.84%) Windows Server 2019
9 57 (1.54%) Android
10 52 (1.41%) Apple iOS
11 45 (1.22%) VMS
12 37 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 28 (0.76%) CentOS
14 23 (0.62%) Windows 7
15 21 (0.57%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.27%) Debian
16 10 (0.27%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.22%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,474 (39.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1,371 (37.15%) DevOps
3 567 (15.37%) Microservices
4 542 (14.69%) Scrum
5 476 (12.90%) Software Engineering
6 454 (12.30%) Full Stack Development
7 422 (11.44%) TDD
8 384 (10.41%) Test Automation
9 381 (10.33%) MVC
10 320 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
11 269 (7.29%) ITIL
12 258 (6.99%) Infrastructure as Code
13 254 (6.88%) Computer Science
14 252 (6.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 245 (6.64%) Mentoring
16 218 (5.91%) SDLC
17 194 (5.26%) Migration
18 190 (5.15%) Software Testing
18 190 (5.15%) Unit Testing
19 187 (5.07%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,354 (36.69%) C#
2 1,029 (27.89%) SQL
3 825 (22.36%) JavaScript
4 397 (10.76%) Python
5 352 (9.54%) PowerShell
6 293 (7.94%) Java
7 193 (5.23%) T-SQL
8 163 (4.42%) TypeScript
9 131 (3.55%) Bash Shell
10 97 (2.63%) C++
11 82 (2.22%) PHP
12 80 (2.17%) Groovy
13 79 (2.14%) Shell Script
14 61 (1.65%) Go
15 49 (1.33%) C
16 47 (1.27%) Ruby
17 35 (0.95%) VB.NET
18 34 (0.92%) Scala
19 27 (0.73%) PL/SQL
20 22 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 382 (10.35%) Degree
2 179 (4.85%) Security Cleared
3 147 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 145 (3.93%) SC Cleared
5 97 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 94 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
7 81 (2.20%) MCSE
8 76 (2.06%) OCP
8 76 (2.06%) Oracle Certification
9 66 (1.79%) CISSP
10 57 (1.54%) ISEB
11 50 (1.36%) CCNA
12 43 (1.17%) Master's Degree
13 40 (1.08%) CISM
14 34 (0.92%) CCNP
14 34 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
15 26 (0.70%) CISA
16 24 (0.65%) MCSA
17 22 (0.60%) MCP
18 16 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (4.88%) QA
2 89 (2.41%) SLA
3 84 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (1.30%) GDPR
5 32 (0.87%) PCI DSS
6 27 (0.73%) NIST
7 23 (0.62%) GRC
8 19 (0.51%) Data Quality
9 16 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
10 14 (0.38%) Accessibility
11 11 (0.30%) SOC 2
12 10 (0.27%) NCSC
13 9 (0.24%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 5 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 5 (0.14%) PMO
16 4 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 4 (0.11%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.11%) ITGC
17 2 (0.054%) COBIT
System Software
1 572 (15.50%) Docker
2 521 (14.12%) Active Directory
3 337 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 190 (5.15%) Hyper-V
5 75 (2.03%) HDFS
6 59 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
7 41 (1.11%) vSphere
8 32 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
9 27 (0.73%) XenApp
10 23 (0.62%) RHEV
11 19 (0.51%) XenDesktop
12 17 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.38%) VMware NSX
14 9 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.16%) NFS
17 5 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
18 4 (0.11%) OpenSSH
18 4 (0.11%) Terminal Services
18 4 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 621 (16.83%) Kubernetes
2 359 (9.73%) Terraform
3 308 (8.35%) Ansible
4 166 (4.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 123 (3.33%) SCCM
6 85 (2.30%) Puppet
7 29 (0.79%) Grafana
8 28 (0.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 28 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
9 27 (0.73%) vRealize
10 22 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
10 22 (0.60%) WSUS
11 14 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
12 13 (0.35%) FortiGate
12 13 (0.35%) Prometheus
13 12 (0.33%) Packer
13 12 (0.33%) SCOM
14 10 (0.27%) HAProxy
15 9 (0.24%) vCenter Server
16 7 (0.19%) CASB
Vendors
1 1,188 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 507 (13.74%) VMware
3 169 (4.58%) Google
4 156 (4.23%) Cisco
5 133 (3.60%) Oracle
6 118 (3.20%) Citrix
7 84 (2.28%) Okta
8 80 (2.17%) Databricks
9 75 (2.03%) Meraki
10 69 (1.87%) IBM
11 48 (1.30%) Veeam
12 46 (1.25%) SAP
13 39 (1.06%) Splunk
14 37 (1.00%) Sophos
15 36 (0.98%) Xamarin
16 35 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
17 33 (0.89%) Dell
18 29 (0.79%) Palo Alto
18 29 (0.79%) Red Hat
19 26 (0.70%) HP