Period
to 8 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 11 20
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 +24
Permanent jobs citing Azure 6,382 10,870 9,112
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 17.70% 13.22% 9.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.81% 48.25% 42.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5,818 9,721 8,282
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,250 £31,250 £31,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 12,085 22,528 21,326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.53% 27.39% 22.03%
Number of salaries quoted 9,863 18,083 17,415
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the UK excluding London

Azure
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Azure in the UK excluding London

Azure
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Azure in the UK excluding London

Azure
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 8 August 2020. 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
South East +7 2,025 £55,000 +4.76% 327
North of England +3 1,560 £50,000 +5.26% 365
Midlands +4 1,021 £50,000 - 219
North West +6 852 £52,500 +8.25% 231
West Midlands +2 709 £50,000 -4.76% 134
South West +5 623 £47,500 +5.56% 136
Yorkshire +4 587 £47,500 +1.06% 88
East of England +5 551 £50,000 +5.26% 115
Scotland +1 375 £52,000 +15.56% 69
East Midlands +3 306 £47,500 +5.56% 85
Wales +8 183 £45,000 +5.88% 39
North East +1 121 £43,000 +2.38% 46
Northern Ireland +7 73 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Isle of Man +2 2 £33,000 -40.00%
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Azure.

1 2,654 (41.59%) Microsoft
2 2,246 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
3 2,152 (33.72%) AWS
4 2,131 (33.39%) .NET
5 2,125 (33.30%) C#
6 1,989 (31.17%) DevOps
7 1,875 (29.38%) SQL
8 1,554 (24.35%) SQL Server
9 1,498 (23.47%) Windows
10 1,366 (21.40%) JavaScript
11 1,079 (16.91%) Office 365
12 1,015 (15.90%) Active Directory
13 902 (14.13%) VMware
14 860 (13.48%) .NET Core
15 846 (13.26%) Finance
16 827 (12.96%) ASP.NET
17 799 (12.52%) Python
18 795 (12.46%) MVC
19 789 (12.36%) Windows Server
20 779 (12.21%) AngularJS
21 763 (11.96%) Scrum
22 744 (11.66%) HTML
23 732 (11.47%) PowerShell
24 729 (11.42%) Git (software)
25 727 (11.39%) Docker
26 709 (11.11%) Software Engineering
27 705 (11.05%) Linux
28 677 (10.61%) CSS
29 659 (10.33%) Kubernetes
30 626 (9.81%) Microservices

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 377 (5.91%) SharePoint
2 187 (2.93%) IIS
3 182 (2.85%) MS Exchange
4 123 (1.93%) Confluence
5 105 (1.65%) CMS
6 99 (1.55%) Apache Spark
7 89 (1.39%) Skype for Business
8 85 (1.33%) Apache
9 84 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
10 72 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
11 56 (0.88%) NServiceBus
12 54 (0.85%) Tomcat
13 43 (0.67%) OpenStack
13 43 (0.67%) Umbraco
14 40 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
15 39 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
16 25 (0.39%) SAS
17 21 (0.33%) WebSphere
17 21 (0.33%) WordPress
18 20 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 186 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.30%) Chatbot
4 18 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.031%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.016%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.016%) Mingle
9 1 (0.016%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.016%) Sketch
9 1 (0.016%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.016%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 129 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.31%) Sentinel
4 12 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
7 6 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.078%) Carpe Diem
8 5 (0.078%) Elite 3E
8 5 (0.078%) Magento
9 4 (0.063%) Eikon
9 4 (0.063%) Sage CRM
10 3 (0.047%) Maximo
10 3 (0.047%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.031%) Adobe Campaign
11 2 (0.031%) Cognos TM1
11 2 (0.031%) OpenCart
11 2 (0.031%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.031%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2,152 (33.72%) AWS
2 1,079 (16.91%) Office 365
3 572 (8.96%) GCP
4 566 (8.87%) SaaS
5 526 (8.24%) PaaS
6 439 (6.88%) IaaS
7 392 (6.14%) Power Platform
8 277 (4.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 189 (2.96%) Serverless
10 176 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
11 170 (2.66%) Dynamics 365
12 126 (1.97%) Azure Data Factory
13 102 (1.60%) GitHub
14 95 (1.49%) Logic Apps
15 76 (1.19%) OneDrive
16 75 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
17 67 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
18 66 (1.03%) Azure Functions
18 66 (1.03%) PowerApps
19 56 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 515 (8.07%) Firewall
2 301 (4.72%) DNS
3 267 (4.18%) WAN
4 239 (3.74%) LAN
5 212 (3.32%) DHCP
6 203 (3.18%) VPN
7 188 (2.95%) Skype
8 183 (2.87%) TCP/IP
9 154 (2.41%) SAN
10 132 (2.07%) Internet
11 112 (1.75%) Network Security
12 82 (1.28%) VoIP
13 74 (1.16%) VLAN
14 73 (1.14%) Wireless
15 65 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
16 54 (0.85%) HTTP
17 53 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
18 46 (0.72%) MPLS
19 42 (0.66%) Unified Communications
20 38 (0.60%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,554 (24.35%) SQL Server
2 329 (5.16%) Power BI
3 318 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 304 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 302 (4.73%) NoSQL
6 275 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 262 (4.11%) Azure SQL Database
8 246 (3.85%) Big Data
9 201 (3.15%) MongoDB
10 192 (3.01%) Data Lake
11 188 (2.95%) MySQL
12 174 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 135 (2.12%) Relational Database
14 125 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
15 111 (1.74%) Hadoop
16 106 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
17 85 (1.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 85 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
18 78 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
19 54 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 729 (11.42%) Git (software)
2 385 (6.03%) Jenkins
3 264 (4.14%) JIRA
4 236 (3.70%) Selenium
5 219 (3.43%) Visual Studio
6 190 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 184 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
8 159 (2.49%) TeamCity
9 132 (2.07%) SpecFlow
10 101 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
11 99 (1.55%) NUnit
12 79 (1.24%) Bitbucket
13 76 (1.19%) JMeter
14 71 (1.11%) GitLab
15 67 (1.05%) Maven
16 64 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 63 (0.99%) Cucumber
18 57 (0.89%) Subversion
19 53 (0.83%) SoapUI
20 50 (0.78%) JUnit
General
1 846 (13.26%) Finance
2 222 (3.48%) Retail
3 150 (2.35%) Public Sector
4 121 (1.90%) Law
5 95 (1.49%) Legal
6 84 (1.32%) Marketing
7 83 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 73 (1.14%) Games
9 72 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 62 (0.97%) Banking
11 46 (0.72%) Local Government
12 35 (0.55%) Aerospace
13 33 (0.52%) Advertising
14 28 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
15 23 (0.36%) Back Office
16 20 (0.31%) Automotive
16 20 (0.31%) Billing
17 18 (0.28%) Financial Institution
18 17 (0.27%) Electronics
19 14 (0.22%) Police
Job Titles
1 2,017 (31.60%) Developer
2 773 (12.11%) .NET Developer
3 636 (9.97%) Architect
4 497 (7.79%) Senior Developer
5 453 (7.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 451 (7.07%) DevOps Engineer
7 443 (6.94%) Software Developer
8 423 (6.63%) C# Developer
9 335 (5.25%) Analyst
10 286 (4.48%) Azure Engineer
11 267 (4.18%) Software Engineer
12 263 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
13 260 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
14 251 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
15 249 (3.90%) Consultant
16 209 (3.27%) Senior .NET Developer
17 188 (2.95%) Support Engineer
18 183 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
19 181 (2.84%) IT Engineer
20 179 (2.80%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,131 (33.39%) .NET
2 860 (13.48%) .NET Core
3 827 (12.96%) ASP.NET
4 779 (12.21%) AngularJS
5 744 (11.66%) HTML
6 677 (10.61%) CSS
7 552 (8.65%) .NET Framework
8 546 (8.56%) React
9 437 (6.85%) ASP.NET Web API
10 425 (6.66%) Web Services
11 412 (6.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 305 (4.78%) jQuery
13 282 (4.42%) Entity Framework
14 277 (4.34%) Node.js
15 274 (4.29%) RESTful
16 264 (4.14%) HTML5
17 261 (4.09%) REST
18 202 (3.17%) Vue.js
19 168 (2.63%) JSON
20 148 (2.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 377 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 280 (4.39%) Public Cloud
3 250 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
4 227 (3.56%) Data Centre
5 170 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 167 (2.62%) User Experience
7 159 (2.49%) Mobile App
8 131 (2.05%) Cloud Native
9 124 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
10 96 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
10 96 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
11 82 (1.28%) Clustering
12 71 (1.11%) Private Cloud
13 69 (1.08%) Data Structures
14 61 (0.96%) Algorithms
15 57 (0.89%) Replication
16 47 (0.74%) Driving Licence
17 39 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
18 37 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
19 34 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,498 (23.47%) Windows
2 789 (12.36%) Windows Server
3 705 (11.05%) Linux
4 224 (3.51%) Windows 10
5 217 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 205 (3.21%) Windows Server 2016
7 128 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 126 (1.97%) Unix
9 98 (1.54%) Android
10 92 (1.44%) Windows Server 2019
11 89 (1.39%) Apple iOS
12 75 (1.18%) Windows 7
13 58 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 45 (0.71%) CentOS
15 37 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 34 (0.53%) Windows 8
17 29 (0.45%) Ubuntu
18 25 (0.39%) Mac OS
19 21 (0.33%) AIX
20 20 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,246 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1,989 (31.17%) DevOps
3 795 (12.46%) MVC
4 763 (11.96%) Scrum
5 709 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 626 (9.81%) Microservices
7 592 (9.28%) TDD
8 584 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 576 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
10 570 (8.93%) Test Automation
11 484 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
12 472 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
13 470 (7.36%) ITIL
14 441 (6.91%) Mentoring
15 401 (6.28%) Analytics
16 377 (5.91%) Migration
17 298 (4.67%) Cybersecurity
18 278 (4.36%) SDLC
19 271 (4.25%) BDD
19 271 (4.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2,125 (33.30%) C#
2 1,875 (29.38%) SQL
3 1,366 (21.40%) JavaScript
4 799 (12.52%) Python
5 732 (11.47%) PowerShell
6 532 (8.34%) Java
7 338 (5.30%) T-SQL
8 287 (4.50%) TypeScript
9 254 (3.98%) Bash Shell
10 149 (2.33%) PHP
11 112 (1.75%) C++
12 108 (1.69%) R
13 95 (1.49%) Ruby
14 85 (1.33%) Scala
15 72 (1.13%) C
16 71 (1.11%) Go
16 71 (1.11%) Perl
17 51 (0.80%) VB.NET
18 49 (0.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 46 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 517 (8.10%) Degree
2 380 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 217 (3.40%) MCSE
4 215 (3.37%) Security Cleared
5 187 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
6 156 (2.44%) MCSA
7 143 (2.24%) SC Cleared
8 142 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 139 (2.18%) CCNA
10 96 (1.50%) TOGAF Certification
11 72 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 68 (1.07%) DV Cleared
13 63 (0.99%) CISSP
14 49 (0.77%) CCNP
15 43 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
16 41 (0.64%) ISTQB
17 37 (0.58%) CISM
17 37 (0.58%) MCP
18 29 (0.45%) MCTS
18 29 (0.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (3.87%) QA
2 183 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 163 (2.55%) SLA
4 100 (1.57%) GDPR
5 65 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 52 (0.81%) NIST
7 42 (0.66%) Data Quality
8 31 (0.49%) NCSC
9 28 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 28 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 27 (0.42%) NIST 800
11 22 (0.34%) BS25999
12 21 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 14 (0.22%) ISO 9001
14 13 (0.20%) PMO
15 12 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
16 8 (0.13%) GxP
17 7 (0.11%) COBIT
18 6 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 5 (0.078%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1,015 (15.90%) Active Directory
2 727 (11.39%) Docker
3 592 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 444 (6.96%) Hyper-V
5 147 (2.30%) vSphere
6 93 (1.46%) XenApp
7 88 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
8 85 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
9 59 (0.92%) XenDesktop
10 37 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
11 26 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
12 24 (0.38%) BitLocker
13 22 (0.34%) NFS
13 22 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
14 17 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 17 (0.27%) vCloud
14 17 (0.27%) VirtualBox
15 15 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (0.24%) Snort
16 14 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 659 (10.33%) Kubernetes
2 402 (6.30%) Terraform
3 327 (5.12%) Ansible
4 265 (4.15%) SCCM
5 198 (3.10%) Puppet
6 168 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 157 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
8 60 (0.94%) SCOM
9 56 (0.88%) WSUS
10 50 (0.78%) Backup Exec
11 43 (0.67%) Prometheus
12 42 (0.66%) Grafana
13 32 (0.50%) Kibana
13 32 (0.50%) SCVMM
14 28 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
14 28 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
15 25 (0.39%) Consul
15 25 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
15 25 (0.39%) Packer
16 23 (0.36%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2,654 (41.59%) Microsoft
2 902 (14.13%) VMware
3 396 (6.20%) Cisco
4 368 (5.77%) Google
5 293 (4.59%) Citrix
6 289 (4.53%) Oracle
7 136 (2.13%) HP
8 123 (1.93%) Databricks
9 115 (1.80%) IBM
9 115 (1.80%) Veeam
9 115 (1.80%) Xamarin
10 91 (1.43%) Meraki
11 90 (1.41%) Dell
12 81 (1.27%) NetApp
12 81 (1.27%) Red Hat
13 78 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
14 74 (1.16%) Tableau
15 73 (1.14%) Splunk
16 58 (0.91%) SAP
17 57 (0.89%) CheckPoint