Period
to 24 January 2021

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

Microsoft Azure
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 9 16
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 +15
Permanent jobs citing Azure 7,617 10,388 9,247
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.18% 14.63% 10.90%
As % of the Cloud Services category 54.76% 48.38% 45.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7,819 9,509 8,375
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +9.52%

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 13,909 21,471 20,171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.68% 30.25% 23.77%
Number of salaries quoted 11,705 17,665 16,146
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,838
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%

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 24 January 2021.

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 24 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
South East +6 2,276 £55,000 - 431
North of England +4 1,915 £48,500 -3.00% 634
Midlands +4 1,229 £50,000 - 379
South West +7 956 £50,000 +11.11% 186
North West +3 922 £50,000 - 369
Yorkshire +6 826 £47,500 -5.00% 198
West Midlands +2 820 £50,000 -4.76% 247
Scotland +6 561 £50,000 +5.26% 116
East of England 0 437 £48,750 -7.14% 181
East Midlands +2 406 £47,750 +0.53% 131
Wales +8 236 £47,500 +11.76% 40
North East +6 167 £45,000 +7.92% 67
Northern Ireland +1 37 £45,000 +20.00% 37
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Azure.

1 2,872 (37.71%) Microsoft
2 2,734 (35.89%) DevOps
3 2,687 (35.28%) Agile Software Development
4 2,540 (33.35%) C#
5 2,460 (32.30%) .NET
6 2,333 (30.63%) AWS
7 2,285 (30.00%) SQL
8 1,751 (22.99%) JavaScript
9 1,722 (22.61%) Windows
10 1,694 (22.24%) SQL Server
11 1,182 (15.52%) Office 365
12 1,149 (15.08%) .NET Core
13 1,115 (14.64%) Active Directory
14 1,033 (13.56%) VMware
15 994 (13.05%) Docker
16 964 (12.66%) AngularJS
17 936 (12.29%) PowerShell
18 924 (12.13%) Kubernetes
19 911 (11.96%) Microservices
20 891 (11.70%) CSS
21 888 (11.66%) ASP.NET
22 883 (11.59%) HTML
23 882 (11.58%) Windows Server
24 850 (11.16%) Python
25 840 (11.03%) Software Engineering
26 836 (10.98%) Scrum
27 835 (10.96%) Git (software)
28 786 (10.32%) MVC
29 762 (10.00%) Finance
30 757 (9.94%) Terraform

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
1 392 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 211 (2.77%) IIS
3 185 (2.43%) MS Exchange
4 147 (1.93%) CMS
5 141 (1.85%) Confluence
6 120 (1.58%) NServiceBus
7 117 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
8 104 (1.37%) Apache Spark
9 84 (1.10%) Umbraco
10 78 (1.02%) Apache
11 54 (0.71%) WordPress
12 43 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
12 43 (0.56%) Skype for Business
13 40 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
14 38 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
15 28 (0.37%) Drupal
15 28 (0.37%) Kentico
16 25 (0.33%) EPiServer
17 24 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
17 24 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 178 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.092%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.079%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.066%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.053%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.039%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.013%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.013%) Figma
11 1 (0.013%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.013%) InVision
11 1 (0.013%) Marvel
11 1 (0.013%) Sketch
11 1 (0.013%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 61 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.28%) Magento
3 19 (0.25%) Sentinel
4 14 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.18%) nopCommerce
5 13 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 13 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 11 (0.14%) Workfront
8 7 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.092%) Maximo
8 7 (0.092%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.079%) Actimize
9 6 (0.079%) Shopify
10 5 (0.066%) Payment Gateway
10 5 (0.066%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 4 (0.053%) Bond Adapt
11 4 (0.053%) Eikon
11 4 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.053%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2,333 (30.63%) AWS
2 1,182 (15.52%) Office 365
3 688 (9.03%) GCP
4 623 (8.18%) SaaS
5 555 (7.29%) PaaS
6 512 (6.72%) IaaS
7 434 (5.70%) Power Platform
8 408 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 273 (3.58%) Serverless
10 188 (2.47%) Azure Data Factory
11 181 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
12 148 (1.94%) Azure Functions
13 137 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
14 125 (1.64%) GitHub
15 119 (1.56%) OneDrive
16 90 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
17 87 (1.14%) PowerApps
18 86 (1.13%) Logic Apps
19 56 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
20 52 (0.68%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 588 (7.72%) Firewall
2 418 (5.49%) DNS
3 250 (3.28%) WAN
4 246 (3.23%) DHCP
5 225 (2.95%) SAN
6 219 (2.88%) LAN
7 196 (2.57%) TCP/IP
8 192 (2.52%) VPN
9 182 (2.39%) Skype
10 177 (2.32%) VLAN
11 149 (1.96%) HTTP
12 103 (1.35%) Internet
13 90 (1.18%) VoIP
14 73 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
15 71 (0.93%) Network Security
15 71 (0.93%) Wireless
16 62 (0.81%) NetScaler
17 58 (0.76%) NAS
18 49 (0.64%) MPLS
19 48 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,694 (22.24%) SQL Server
2 388 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
3 366 (4.81%) Azure SQL Database
4 361 (4.74%) NoSQL
5 330 (4.33%) Power BI
6 327 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 268 (3.52%) MongoDB
8 250 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 249 (3.27%) MySQL
10 232 (3.05%) Big Data
11 227 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
12 198 (2.60%) Data Lake
12 198 (2.60%) Relational Database
13 154 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 137 (1.80%) Cosmos DB
15 107 (1.40%) Redis
16 103 (1.35%) Hadoop
17 100 (1.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 81 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
19 80 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 835 (10.96%) Git (software)
2 483 (6.34%) Jenkins
3 267 (3.51%) Selenium
4 249 (3.27%) Visual Studio
5 246 (3.23%) JIRA
6 245 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 224 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 158 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
9 157 (2.06%) TeamCity
10 120 (1.58%) Bitbucket
11 104 (1.37%) SpecFlow
12 87 (1.14%) Postman
13 84 (1.10%) GitLab
14 71 (0.93%) Maven
15 70 (0.92%) NUnit
16 59 (0.77%) Subversion
17 51 (0.67%) Cucumber
18 50 (0.66%) WebDriver
19 45 (0.59%) SoapUI
20 43 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 762 (10.00%) Finance
2 316 (4.15%) Public Sector
3 171 (2.24%) Marketing
4 148 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 138 (1.81%) Law
6 118 (1.55%) Retail
7 107 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 96 (1.26%) Games
9 74 (0.97%) Electronics
10 69 (0.91%) Banking
11 59 (0.77%) Publishing
12 45 (0.59%) Advertising
12 45 (0.59%) Legal
13 44 (0.58%) Automotive
14 29 (0.38%) Local Government
15 23 (0.30%) Aerospace
16 21 (0.28%) Back Office
16 21 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 15 (0.20%) Billing
18 14 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,389 (31.36%) Developer
2 840 (11.03%) .NET Developer
3 713 (9.36%) Architect
4 645 (8.47%) Azure Engineer
5 620 (8.14%) Senior Developer
6 609 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 526 (6.91%) Software Developer
8 496 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 484 (6.35%) C# Developer
10 423 (5.55%) Analyst
11 398 (5.23%) Software Engineer
12 334 (4.38%) Full Stack Developer
13 303 (3.98%) Cloud Engineer
14 288 (3.78%) C# .NET Developer
15 275 (3.61%) Data Engineer
16 261 (3.43%) Senior .NET Developer
17 253 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
18 235 (3.09%) Support Engineer
19 203 (2.67%) Azure Architect
20 199 (2.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,460 (32.30%) .NET
2 1,149 (15.08%) .NET Core
3 964 (12.66%) AngularJS
4 891 (11.70%) CSS
5 888 (11.66%) ASP.NET
6 883 (11.59%) HTML
7 724 (9.51%) React
8 647 (8.49%) .NET Framework
9 429 (5.63%) REST
10 393 (5.16%) ASP.NET Web API
11 385 (5.05%) Web Services
12 380 (4.99%) ASP.NET MVC
13 360 (4.73%) jQuery
14 337 (4.42%) Vue.js
15 318 (4.17%) Node.js
16 306 (4.02%) Entity Framework
17 297 (3.90%) RESTful
18 231 (3.03%) ASP.NET Core
19 214 (2.81%) HTML5
20 196 (2.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 430 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 318 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 263 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 263 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 213 (2.80%) User Experience
5 197 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
6 175 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 172 (2.26%) Cloud Native
8 164 (2.15%) Mobile App
9 151 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
10 99 (1.30%) Private Cloud
11 96 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
12 67 (0.88%) Clustering
13 62 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
14 59 (0.77%) Algorithms
15 54 (0.71%) Driving Licence
16 48 (0.63%) NHS
17 47 (0.62%) Data Structures
17 47 (0.62%) Replication
18 38 (0.50%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 1,722 (22.61%) Windows
2 882 (11.58%) Windows Server
3 688 (9.03%) Linux
4 220 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 211 (2.77%) Windows 10
6 198 (2.60%) Windows Server 2016
7 134 (1.76%) Windows Server 2019
8 127 (1.67%) Unix
9 100 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 84 (1.10%) Android
11 76 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 68 (0.89%) CentOS
13 63 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 57 (0.75%) Ubuntu
15 52 (0.68%) Windows 7
16 18 (0.24%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.18%) Windows 8
18 13 (0.17%) VMS
19 11 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
20 8 (0.11%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,734 (35.89%) DevOps
2 2,687 (35.28%) Agile Software Development
3 911 (11.96%) Microservices
4 840 (11.03%) Software Engineering
5 836 (10.98%) Scrum
6 786 (10.32%) MVC
7 644 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
8 630 (8.27%) TDD
9 606 (7.96%) Test Automation
10 605 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 592 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
12 590 (7.75%) Migration
13 578 (7.59%) Analytics
14 573 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
15 507 (6.66%) Mentoring
16 492 (6.46%) Infrastructure as Code
17 478 (6.28%) ITIL
18 428 (5.62%) SDLC
19 335 (4.40%) Project Delivery
20 302 (3.96%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2,540 (33.35%) C#
2 2,285 (30.00%) SQL
3 1,751 (22.99%) JavaScript
4 936 (12.29%) PowerShell
5 850 (11.16%) Python
6 640 (8.40%) Java
7 517 (6.79%) TypeScript
8 368 (4.83%) T-SQL
9 267 (3.51%) Bash Shell
10 200 (2.63%) Go
11 187 (2.46%) PHP
12 167 (2.19%) C++
13 154 (2.02%) Ruby
14 99 (1.30%) R
15 86 (1.13%) Scala
16 67 (0.88%) C
17 63 (0.83%) PL/SQL
18 48 (0.63%) Kotlin
18 48 (0.63%) Perl
19 45 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 470 (6.17%) Degree
2 308 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 283 (3.72%) Security Cleared
4 213 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 173 (2.27%) MCSE
6 166 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
7 127 (1.67%) CCNA
8 95 (1.25%) MCSA
9 91 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 80 (1.05%) CISSP
11 61 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 59 (0.77%) ISTQB
13 58 (0.76%) CCNP
14 55 (0.72%) CISM
15 49 (0.64%) AWS Certification
16 43 (0.56%) ISEB
17 34 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
18 32 (0.42%) DV Cleared
18 32 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 31 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (4.00%) QA
2 191 (2.51%) SLA
3 185 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 115 (1.51%) GDPR
5 56 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 43 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
7 42 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 41 (0.54%) NIST
9 25 (0.33%) PMO
10 20 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 17 (0.22%) HIPAA
11 17 (0.22%) ITGC
11 17 (0.22%) NCSC
12 16 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 16 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 14 (0.18%) WAI
14 9 (0.12%) COBIT
15 7 (0.092%) NIST 800
15 7 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (0.066%) FATCA
System Software
1 1,115 (14.64%) Active Directory
2 994 (13.05%) Docker
3 673 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 478 (6.28%) Hyper-V
5 123 (1.61%) vSphere
6 113 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
7 95 (1.25%) XenApp
8 74 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
9 73 (0.96%) XenDesktop
10 48 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
11 35 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
12 29 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 19 (0.25%) BitLocker
14 15 (0.20%) Xen
15 14 (0.18%) NFS
16 13 (0.17%) Firmware
16 13 (0.17%) VMware NSX
16 13 (0.17%) VMware Server
17 12 (0.16%) vCloud
18 11 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 924 (12.13%) Kubernetes
2 757 (9.94%) Terraform
3 486 (6.38%) Ansible
4 269 (3.53%) Puppet
5 256 (3.36%) SCCM
6 241 (3.16%) Microsoft Intune
7 176 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
8 92 (1.21%) Grafana
9 79 (1.04%) Prometheus
10 55 (0.72%) SCOM
11 46 (0.60%) WSUS
12 40 (0.53%) vCenter Server
13 36 (0.47%) SCVMM
14 34 (0.45%) Packer
15 33 (0.43%) Nagios
16 32 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
16 32 (0.42%) vRealize
17 30 (0.39%) NetBackup
18 25 (0.33%) Backup Exec
18 25 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2,872 (37.71%) Microsoft
2 1,033 (13.56%) VMware
3 548 (7.19%) Oracle
4 405 (5.32%) Cisco
5 326 (4.28%) Google
6 287 (3.77%) Citrix
7 195 (2.56%) Veeam
8 163 (2.14%) Databricks
9 123 (1.61%) Dell
10 121 (1.59%) EnterpriseDB
11 112 (1.47%) Red Hat
11 112 (1.47%) SAP
12 107 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
13 94 (1.23%) HP
14 92 (1.21%) IBM
15 90 (1.18%) Xamarin
16 83 (1.09%) NetApp
17 76 (1.00%) SolarWinds
18 72 (0.95%) Meraki
19 65 (0.85%) Sophos