Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 9 17
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 +20
Permanent jobs citing Azure 5,679 11,115 9,279
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.41% 14.22% 10.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.71% 49.24% 44.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5,732 10,122 8,394
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,756 £31,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 10,574 22,571 20,886
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.01% 28.88% 22.66%
Number of salaries quoted 8,918 18,300 16,913
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +6 1,810 £55,000 +4.76% 413
North of England +3 1,430 £50,000 +5.26% 540
Midlands +3 899 £50,000 - 323
North West +2 759 £55,000 +10.00% 325
South West +9 611 £47,500 +2.15% 182
West Midlands +2 610 £50,000 - 200
Yorkshire +5 535 £47,500 - 166
East of England +3 389 £50,000 - 132
Scotland +4 333 £50,000 +11.11% 103
East Midlands +2 292 £50,000 +11.11% 118
Wales +9 194 £45,000 +5.88% 37
North East -1 136 £45,000 - 49
Northern Ireland +10 45 £45,000 +20.00% 28
Isle of Man -1 1 - -
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 2,219 (39.07%) Microsoft
2 1,991 (35.06%) DevOps
3 1,975 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 1,858 (32.72%) .NET
5 1,847 (32.52%) C#
6 1,730 (30.46%) AWS
7 1,631 (28.72%) SQL
8 1,268 (22.33%) Windows
9 1,248 (21.98%) SQL Server
10 1,218 (21.45%) JavaScript
11 940 (16.55%) Office 365
12 813 (14.32%) .NET Core
13 804 (14.16%) Active Directory
14 742 (13.07%) VMware
15 718 (12.64%) Microservices
16 687 (12.10%) AngularJS
17 668 (11.76%) ASP.NET
18 667 (11.75%) Software Engineering
19 665 (11.71%) Docker
20 652 (11.48%) Python
21 642 (11.30%) PowerShell
21 642 (11.30%) Git (software)
22 633 (11.15%) HTML
23 631 (11.11%) Scrum
24 626 (11.02%) Finance
25 625 (11.01%) Windows Server
26 624 (10.99%) Kubernetes
27 608 (10.71%) CSS
28 596 (10.49%) MVC
29 545 (9.60%) React

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
1 310 (5.46%) SharePoint
2 145 (2.55%) IIS
3 136 (2.39%) MS Exchange
4 115 (2.03%) CMS
5 107 (1.88%) NServiceBus
6 90 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
7 81 (1.43%) Apache Spark
8 75 (1.32%) Confluence
9 65 (1.14%) Apache
10 56 (0.99%) Skype for Business
11 46 (0.81%) Umbraco
12 45 (0.79%) WordPress
13 40 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
14 38 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
15 33 (0.58%) Tomcat
16 23 (0.41%) OpenStack
17 22 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
17 22 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
18 21 (0.37%) SAS
19 20 (0.35%) Jadu
Applications
1 130 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.26%) Chatbot
4 13 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.053%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.018%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.018%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.018%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 82 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.49%) Sentinel
3 12 (0.21%) Magento
3 12 (0.21%) NetSuite
3 12 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.11%) Actimize
7 5 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.088%) Shopify
8 4 (0.070%) Eikon
8 4 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.053%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.053%) Maximo
9 3 (0.053%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.053%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.053%) SAP CAR
9 3 (0.053%) SAP IS-U
9 3 (0.053%) SAP Retail
9 3 (0.053%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,730 (30.46%) AWS
2 940 (16.55%) Office 365
3 509 (8.96%) GCP
4 450 (7.92%) SaaS
5 431 (7.59%) PaaS
6 419 (7.38%) IaaS
7 322 (5.67%) Power Platform
8 268 (4.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 182 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
10 160 (2.82%) Serverless
11 127 (2.24%) Dynamics 365
12 114 (2.01%) Azure Data Factory
13 89 (1.57%) GitHub
14 84 (1.48%) OneDrive
15 79 (1.39%) Azure Functions
16 77 (1.36%) PowerApps
17 69 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
18 66 (1.16%) Logic Apps
19 59 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
20 45 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 422 (7.43%) Firewall
2 268 (4.72%) DNS
3 219 (3.86%) WAN
4 202 (3.56%) Skype
5 194 (3.42%) LAN
6 156 (2.75%) DHCP
7 151 (2.66%) SAN
7 151 (2.66%) VPN
8 145 (2.55%) TCP/IP
9 123 (2.17%) Internet
10 115 (2.03%) HTTP
11 73 (1.29%) VLAN
12 71 (1.25%) VoIP
13 61 (1.07%) Wireless
14 58 (1.02%) Network Security
15 54 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
16 43 (0.76%) Unified Communications
17 41 (0.72%) NetScaler
18 39 (0.69%) MPLS
19 29 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,248 (21.98%) SQL Server
2 316 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 298 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
4 247 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
5 235 (4.14%) Power BI
6 234 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 197 (3.47%) MongoDB
8 188 (3.31%) Big Data
9 185 (3.26%) MySQL
10 180 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 172 (3.03%) Data Lake
12 150 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
13 127 (2.24%) Relational Database
14 98 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 92 (1.62%) Hadoop
16 88 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
17 75 (1.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 62 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
19 59 (1.04%) Redis
20 54 (0.95%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 642 (11.30%) Git (software)
2 339 (5.97%) Jenkins
3 188 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 183 (3.22%) JIRA
5 178 (3.13%) Visual Studio
6 176 (3.10%) Selenium
7 165 (2.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 123 (2.17%) TeamCity
9 107 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
10 71 (1.25%) Bitbucket
11 70 (1.23%) NUnit
12 63 (1.11%) SpecFlow
13 61 (1.07%) GitLab
14 49 (0.86%) Subversion
15 46 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 46 (0.81%) Maven
16 43 (0.76%) Cucumber
17 42 (0.74%) SoapUI
18 38 (0.67%) JUnit
19 37 (0.65%) SonarQube
General
1 626 (11.02%) Finance
2 172 (3.03%) Public Sector
3 102 (1.80%) Marketing
4 93 (1.64%) Law
5 90 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 75 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 72 (1.27%) Retail
8 62 (1.09%) Games
9 56 (0.99%) Banking
10 50 (0.88%) Legal
11 37 (0.65%) Electronics
12 32 (0.56%) Advertising
13 31 (0.55%) Local Government
14 30 (0.53%) Publishing
15 22 (0.39%) Aerospace
16 21 (0.37%) Back Office
17 16 (0.28%) Billing
18 13 (0.23%) Digital Economy
19 11 (0.19%) Automotive
19 11 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,709 (30.09%) Developer
2 572 (10.07%) .NET Developer
3 567 (9.98%) Architect
4 461 (8.12%) DevOps Engineer
5 445 (7.84%) Senior Developer
6 397 (6.99%) Azure Engineer
7 393 (6.92%) Software Developer
8 363 (6.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 322 (5.67%) C# Developer
10 313 (5.51%) Analyst
11 278 (4.90%) Software Engineer
12 240 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
13 221 (3.89%) Cloud Engineer
14 200 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
15 193 (3.40%) Full Stack Developer
16 184 (3.24%) Data Engineer
17 179 (3.15%) Support Engineer
18 175 (3.08%) Senior .NET Developer
19 149 (2.62%) Consultant
20 140 (2.47%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,858 (32.72%) .NET
2 813 (14.32%) .NET Core
3 687 (12.10%) AngularJS
4 668 (11.76%) ASP.NET
5 633 (11.15%) HTML
6 608 (10.71%) CSS
7 545 (9.60%) React
8 493 (8.68%) .NET Framework
9 323 (5.69%) ASP.NET Web API
10 303 (5.34%) ASP.NET MVC
11 281 (4.95%) Web Services
12 276 (4.86%) REST
13 273 (4.81%) jQuery
14 252 (4.44%) RESTful
15 241 (4.24%) Entity Framework
16 217 (3.82%) Vue.js
17 210 (3.70%) ASP.NET Core
18 203 (3.57%) HTML5
19 202 (3.56%) Node.js
20 138 (2.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 337 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
2 222 (3.91%) Public Cloud
3 218 (3.84%) Greenfield Project
4 194 (3.42%) Data Centre
5 146 (2.57%) User Experience
6 143 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
7 141 (2.48%) Cloud Native
8 128 (2.25%) Mobile App
9 124 (2.18%) Management Information System
10 98 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
11 81 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
12 76 (1.34%) Private Cloud
13 45 (0.79%) Replication
14 43 (0.76%) Clustering
15 41 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
16 39 (0.69%) Data Structures
16 39 (0.69%) Driving Licence
17 37 (0.65%) Client/Server
18 35 (0.62%) Algorithms
18 35 (0.62%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 1,268 (22.33%) Windows
2 625 (11.01%) Windows Server
3 526 (9.26%) Linux
4 156 (2.75%) Windows Server 2016
5 152 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 150 (2.64%) Windows 10
7 89 (1.57%) Unix
8 86 (1.51%) Windows Server 2019
9 85 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 63 (1.11%) Android
11 58 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 46 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 45 (0.79%) CentOS
14 39 (0.69%) Windows 7
15 21 (0.37%) AIX
16 20 (0.35%) Windows 8
17 15 (0.26%) Ubuntu
18 13 (0.23%) Solaris
19 10 (0.18%) Debian
19 10 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,991 (35.06%) DevOps
2 1,975 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 718 (12.64%) Microservices
4 667 (11.75%) Software Engineering
5 631 (11.11%) Scrum
6 596 (10.49%) MVC
7 512 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
8 465 (8.19%) Test Automation
9 462 (8.14%) TDD
10 449 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 425 (7.48%) Migration
12 408 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
13 401 (7.06%) Mentoring
14 391 (6.89%) Analytics
15 389 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
16 380 (6.69%) ITIL
17 274 (4.82%) Infrastructure as Code
18 257 (4.53%) SDLC
19 254 (4.47%) Web Development
20 238 (4.19%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,847 (32.52%) C#
2 1,631 (28.72%) SQL
3 1,218 (21.45%) JavaScript
4 652 (11.48%) Python
5 642 (11.30%) PowerShell
6 474 (8.35%) Java
7 318 (5.60%) TypeScript
8 286 (5.04%) T-SQL
9 195 (3.43%) Bash Shell
10 163 (2.87%) PHP
11 112 (1.97%) C++
12 106 (1.87%) R
13 102 (1.80%) Go
14 70 (1.23%) Ruby
15 65 (1.14%) Scala
16 62 (1.09%) C
17 60 (1.06%) Perl
18 50 (0.88%) PL/SQL
19 42 (0.74%) Shell Script
20 40 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 389 (6.85%) Degree
2 305 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 170 (2.99%) MCSE
4 169 (2.98%) Security Cleared
5 142 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
6 115 (2.03%) CCNA
7 114 (2.01%) SC Cleared
8 109 (1.92%) MCSA
9 98 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
10 66 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 65 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
12 55 (0.97%) CISSP
13 43 (0.76%) DV Cleared
14 41 (0.72%) ISTQB
15 40 (0.70%) CCNP
16 35 (0.62%) CISM
17 31 (0.55%) AWS Certification
18 27 (0.48%) MCTS
18 27 (0.48%) RHCE
19 26 (0.46%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (3.49%) QA
2 168 (2.96%) SLA
3 163 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 119 (2.10%) GDPR
5 44 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 42 (0.74%) Data Quality
7 35 (0.62%) NIST
8 20 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 20 (0.35%) NCSC
8 20 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 18 (0.32%) PMO
10 17 (0.30%) NIST 800
11 12 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 10 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 8 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 8 (0.14%) GxP
14 7 (0.12%) HIPAA
14 7 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 6 (0.11%) BS25999
15 6 (0.11%) ITGC
System Software
1 804 (14.16%) Active Directory
2 665 (11.71%) Docker
3 475 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 328 (5.78%) Hyper-V
5 93 (1.64%) vSphere
6 77 (1.36%) XenApp
7 73 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
8 60 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
9 43 (0.76%) XenDesktop
10 26 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
11 25 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 13 (0.23%) VirtualBox
13 12 (0.21%) Firmware
14 10 (0.18%) BitLocker
15 9 (0.16%) KVM
15 9 (0.16%) NFS
15 9 (0.16%) Snort
16 8 (0.14%) VMware NSX
16 8 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 624 (10.99%) Kubernetes
2 498 (8.77%) Terraform
3 319 (5.62%) Ansible
4 191 (3.36%) Puppet
5 174 (3.06%) SCCM
6 163 (2.87%) Microsoft Intune
7 105 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
8 53 (0.93%) Grafana
9 47 (0.83%) Prometheus
10 42 (0.74%) WSUS
11 35 (0.62%) SCOM
12 26 (0.46%) vCenter Server
13 25 (0.44%) Backup Exec
13 25 (0.44%) Data Guard
13 25 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
14 24 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
15 23 (0.41%) Nagios
16 21 (0.37%) NetBackup
17 20 (0.35%) SCVMM
18 18 (0.32%) Packer
Vendors
1 2,219 (39.07%) Microsoft
2 742 (13.07%) VMware
3 311 (5.48%) Cisco
4 306 (5.39%) Oracle
5 282 (4.97%) Google
6 225 (3.96%) Citrix
7 108 (1.90%) Veeam
8 107 (1.88%) Databricks
9 89 (1.57%) Red Hat
10 83 (1.46%) SAP
11 80 (1.41%) Dell
12 67 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
13 63 (1.11%) HP
14 61 (1.07%) NetApp
15 60 (1.06%) CheckPoint
16 58 (1.02%) Xamarin
17 57 (1.00%) IBM
18 55 (0.97%) EnterpriseDB
18 55 (0.97%) Meraki
19 52 (0.92%) Sitecore