Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 17 36
Rank change year-on-year +8 +19 +45
Permanent jobs citing Azure 11,259 9,356 6,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.37% 10.19% 6.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.33% 44.68% 35.55%
Number of salaries quoted 9,438 7,739 5,465
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 22,825 20,939 17,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.14% 22.81% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 18,536 16,907 14,921
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 +8 3,520 £52,500 - 628
North of England +8 2,589 £47,500 -2.06% 661
Midlands +10 1,852 £50,000 - 425
North West +7 1,352 £50,000 - 381
South West +10 1,253 £45,000 -5.26% 256
West Midlands +11 1,160 £50,000 -4.76% 262
East of England +15 1,059 £50,000 -4.76% 238
Yorkshire +5 1,022 £47,500 +2.15% 228
Scotland +16 742 £45,000 -5.26% 143
East Midlands +10 683 £45,000 -3.23% 161
Wales +8 238 £43,355 -3.66% 78
North East +14 217 £45,000 +5.88% 52
Northern Ireland +1 49 £37,500 -6.25% 22
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 £52,500 -
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 4,768 (42.35%) Microsoft
2 4,273 (37.95%) AWS
3 3,935 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
4 3,870 (34.37%) C#
5 3,748 (33.29%) .NET
6 3,119 (27.70%) SQL
7 2,921 (25.94%) Windows
8 2,842 (25.24%) DevOps
9 2,709 (24.06%) SQL Server
10 2,306 (20.48%) JavaScript
11 2,295 (20.38%) Office 365
12 1,956 (17.37%) Active Directory
13 1,826 (16.22%) MVC
14 1,798 (15.97%) ASP.NET
15 1,728 (15.35%) VMware
16 1,456 (12.93%) Windows Server
17 1,429 (12.69%) Linux
18 1,413 (12.55%) AngularJS
19 1,409 (12.51%) Finance
20 1,399 (12.43%) HTML
21 1,371 (12.18%) Scrum
22 1,349 (11.98%) CSS
23 1,303 (11.57%) PowerShell
24 1,237 (10.99%) Git (software)
24 1,237 (10.99%) GCP
25 1,195 (10.61%) Docker
26 1,180 (10.48%) .NET Core
27 1,160 (10.30%) Python
28 1,144 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
29 1,130 (10.04%) Firewall

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
1 695 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 487 (4.33%) MS Exchange
3 389 (3.46%) IIS
4 194 (1.72%) Confluence
5 191 (1.70%) Skype for Business
6 176 (1.56%) CMS
7 158 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
8 151 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 149 (1.32%) Apache Spark
10 136 (1.21%) Apache
11 132 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
12 105 (0.93%) Umbraco
13 97 (0.86%) OpenStack
14 83 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
15 76 (0.68%) Tomcat
16 68 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
17 57 (0.51%) SAS
18 54 (0.48%) nginx
19 50 (0.44%) Drupal
20 36 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 367 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
2 100 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 32 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.14%) S-PLUS
8 13 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 8 (0.071%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.071%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.036%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.036%) Moqups
11 2 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.018%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.018%) SPSS
12 1 (0.009%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.009%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.009%) HipChat
12 1 (0.009%) InVision
12 1 (0.009%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 229 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.27%) WebTrends
4 22 (0.20%) Magento
4 22 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 18 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 17 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
7 16 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 11 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
8 11 (0.098%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 11 (0.098%) SAP Hybris
9 10 (0.089%) assyst
9 10 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
10 8 (0.071%) Adobe Campaign
10 8 (0.071%) SDL Web 8
10 8 (0.071%) Workfront
11 5 (0.044%) CA PPM
11 5 (0.044%) SAP S/4HANA
12 4 (0.036%) Maximo
12 4 (0.036%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 4,273 (37.95%) AWS
2 2,295 (20.38%) Office 365
3 1,237 (10.99%) GCP
4 763 (6.78%) SaaS
5 705 (6.26%) PaaS
6 647 (5.75%) IaaS
7 623 (5.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 593 (5.27%) Power Platform
9 372 (3.30%) Serverless
10 308 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
11 254 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
12 207 (1.84%) GitHub
13 144 (1.28%) Azure Data Factory
14 139 (1.23%) OneDrive
15 126 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
16 124 (1.10%) Azure Functions
17 109 (0.97%) PowerApps
18 98 (0.87%) Amazon S3
19 96 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
20 91 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,130 (10.04%) Firewall
2 682 (6.06%) DNS
3 488 (4.33%) DHCP
4 472 (4.19%) WAN
5 435 (3.86%) LAN
6 393 (3.49%) TCP/IP
7 381 (3.38%) VPN
8 309 (2.74%) SAN
9 236 (2.10%) Network Security
10 235 (2.09%) Skype
11 231 (2.05%) VLAN
12 213 (1.89%) Internet
13 168 (1.49%) Wireless
14 159 (1.41%) VoIP
15 107 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
16 106 (0.94%) HTTP
17 102 (0.91%) MPLS
18 90 (0.80%) NetScaler
18 90 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
19 85 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,709 (24.06%) SQL Server
2 547 (4.86%) Power BI
3 514 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 473 (4.20%) NoSQL
5 458 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
6 441 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 408 (3.62%) Relational Database
8 402 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
9 349 (3.10%) MongoDB
10 328 (2.91%) Big Data
11 321 (2.85%) MySQL
12 202 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 196 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
14 171 (1.52%) Data Lake
15 158 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
16 149 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
17 145 (1.29%) Cosmos DB
17 145 (1.29%) Hadoop
18 132 (1.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 130 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,237 (10.99%) Git (software)
2 737 (6.55%) Jenkins
3 550 (4.88%) Visual Studio
4 466 (4.14%) JIRA
5 380 (3.38%) Visual Studio Team System
6 377 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 373 (3.31%) Selenium
8 275 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 274 (2.43%) TeamCity
10 209 (1.86%) Subversion
11 168 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 148 (1.31%) NUnit
13 145 (1.29%) SpecFlow
14 135 (1.20%) Bitbucket
15 111 (0.99%) GitLab
16 106 (0.94%) Maven
17 95 (0.84%) Cucumber
18 86 (0.76%) WebDriver
19 60 (0.53%) JMeter
19 60 (0.53%) webpack
General
1 1,409 (12.51%) Finance
2 624 (5.54%) Retail
3 521 (4.63%) Public Sector
4 318 (2.82%) Marketing
5 188 (1.67%) Banking
6 175 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 162 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 108 (0.96%) Games
9 97 (0.86%) Legal
10 93 (0.83%) Automotive
11 76 (0.68%) Electronics
12 65 (0.58%) Law
13 47 (0.42%) Local Government
14 44 (0.39%) Advertising
15 39 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 36 (0.32%) Publishing
17 29 (0.26%) Financial Institution
18 26 (0.23%) German Language
19 19 (0.17%) Back Office
20 18 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3,708 (32.93%) Developer
2 1,586 (14.09%) .NET Developer
3 1,087 (9.65%) Architect
4 956 (8.49%) C# Developer
5 910 (8.08%) Senior Developer
6 751 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 743 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 688 (6.11%) Consultant
9 677 (6.01%) DevOps Engineer
10 630 (5.60%) C# .NET Developer
11 604 (5.36%) Software Engineer
12 529 (4.70%) Analyst
13 494 (4.39%) Cloud Engineer
14 469 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
15 405 (3.60%) Senior .NET Developer
16 393 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
17 376 (3.34%) Support Engineer
18 322 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
19 315 (2.80%) Azure Developer
20 264 (2.34%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,748 (33.29%) .NET
2 1,798 (15.97%) ASP.NET
3 1,413 (12.55%) AngularJS
4 1,399 (12.43%) HTML
5 1,349 (11.98%) CSS
6 1,180 (10.48%) .NET Core
7 991 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC
8 973 (8.64%) .NET Framework
9 867 (7.70%) Web Services
10 760 (6.75%) ASP.NET Web API
11 751 (6.67%) React
12 596 (5.29%) Node.js
13 557 (4.95%) jQuery
14 544 (4.83%) REST
15 534 (4.74%) Entity Framework
16 509 (4.52%) RESTful
17 407 (3.61%) HTML5
18 331 (2.94%) WCF
19 319 (2.83%) JSON
20 281 (2.50%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 706 (6.27%) Data Centre
2 640 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 617 (5.48%) Public Cloud
4 601 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
5 377 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
6 313 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
7 299 (2.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 277 (2.46%) User Experience
9 269 (2.39%) Management Information System
10 245 (2.18%) Mobile App
11 161 (1.43%) Cloud Native
12 155 (1.38%) Private Cloud
13 130 (1.15%) Clustering
14 125 (1.11%) Replication
15 116 (1.03%) Driving Licence
16 91 (0.81%) Virtual Team
17 81 (0.72%) Algorithms
18 64 (0.57%) PKI
19 60 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
20 59 (0.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2,921 (25.94%) Windows
2 1,456 (12.93%) Windows Server
3 1,429 (12.69%) Linux
4 567 (5.04%) Windows 10
5 525 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 362 (3.22%) Unix
7 355 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 208 (1.85%) Windows 7
9 169 (1.50%) Android
10 148 (1.31%) CentOS
11 135 (1.20%) Apple iOS
12 122 (1.08%) Windows 8
13 106 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 86 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
15 76 (0.68%) Ubuntu
16 57 (0.51%) Mac OS
17 52 (0.46%) Debian
18 41 (0.36%) Solaris
19 33 (0.29%) AIX
20 29 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,935 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
2 2,842 (25.24%) DevOps
3 1,826 (16.22%) MVC
4 1,371 (12.18%) Scrum
5 1,144 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
6 1,104 (9.81%) Software Engineering
7 1,072 (9.52%) ITIL
8 1,005 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 988 (8.78%) Microservices
9 988 (8.78%) TDD
10 972 (8.63%) Test Automation
11 893 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
12 881 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
13 836 (7.43%) Mentoring
14 698 (6.20%) Migration
15 665 (5.91%) SDLC
16 582 (5.17%) Analytics
17 567 (5.04%) Computer Science
18 472 (4.19%) Presales
19 451 (4.01%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3,870 (34.37%) C#
2 3,119 (27.70%) SQL
3 2,306 (20.48%) JavaScript
4 1,303 (11.57%) PowerShell
5 1,160 (10.30%) Python
6 914 (8.12%) Java
7 460 (4.09%) T-SQL
8 454 (4.03%) Bash Shell
9 389 (3.46%) TypeScript
10 258 (2.29%) Ruby
11 218 (1.94%) C++
12 209 (1.86%) PHP
13 191 (1.70%) C
14 168 (1.49%) VB.NET
15 122 (1.08%) Go
16 106 (0.94%) Shell Script
17 83 (0.74%) Scala
18 78 (0.69%) R
19 72 (0.64%) VB
20 70 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,069 (9.49%) Degree
2 738 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 465 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
4 405 (3.60%) MCSE
5 344 (3.06%) CCNA
6 295 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 291 (2.58%) Security Cleared
8 262 (2.33%) MCSA
9 190 (1.69%) CCNP
10 164 (1.46%) SC Cleared
11 153 (1.36%) CISSP
12 118 (1.05%) MCP
13 110 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 79 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
15 74 (0.66%) CISM
15 74 (0.66%) DV Cleared
16 61 (0.54%) HND
17 60 (0.53%) CompTIA Security+
18 56 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
19 55 (0.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 440 (3.91%) QA
2 347 (3.08%) SLA
3 222 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 170 (1.51%) GDPR
5 128 (1.14%) PCI DSS
6 77 (0.68%) Data Quality
7 75 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
8 55 (0.49%) NIST
9 47 (0.42%) COBIT
10 30 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 27 (0.24%) PMO
12 21 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 21 (0.19%) NCSC
12 21 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 19 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 13 (0.12%) GAMP
14 13 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 3 (0.027%) HL7
15 3 (0.027%) ISO 31000
16 2 (0.018%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 1,956 (17.37%) Active Directory
2 1,195 (10.61%) Docker
3 1,116 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 887 (7.88%) Hyper-V
5 214 (1.90%) XenApp
6 202 (1.79%) vSphere
7 169 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
8 125 (1.11%) XenDesktop
9 123 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
10 82 (0.73%) Firmware
11 61 (0.54%) VMware NSX
12 56 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
13 54 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
14 50 (0.44%) vCloud
15 43 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
16 36 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 29 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 25 (0.22%) NFS
19 23 (0.20%) BitLocker
20 22 (0.20%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 931 (8.27%) Kubernetes
2 641 (5.69%) Ansible
3 552 (4.90%) Terraform
4 503 (4.47%) SCCM
5 502 (4.46%) Puppet
6 404 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
7 360 (3.20%) Microsoft Intune
8 172 (1.53%) SCOM
9 131 (1.16%) WSUS
10 80 (0.71%) Nagios
11 64 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
11 64 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
12 62 (0.55%) Grafana
13 61 (0.54%) vRealize
14 56 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 56 (0.50%) SCOrch
15 53 (0.47%) Kibana
16 51 (0.45%) Prometheus
17 50 (0.44%) vCenter Server
18 42 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4,768 (42.35%) Microsoft
2 1,728 (15.35%) VMware
3 979 (8.70%) Cisco
4 919 (8.16%) Google
5 582 (5.17%) Citrix
6 527 (4.68%) Oracle
7 258 (2.29%) HP
7 258 (2.29%) NetApp
8 231 (2.05%) Dell
9 207 (1.84%) Veeam
10 200 (1.78%) SAP
11 195 (1.73%) IBM
12 164 (1.46%) Xamarin
13 160 (1.42%) ServiceNow
14 147 (1.31%) Meraki
15 145 (1.29%) EMC
15 145 (1.29%) Splunk
16 138 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
16 138 (1.23%) Tableau
17 136 (1.21%) CheckPoint