Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 8 16
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 +9
Permanent jobs citing Azure 9,503 10,102 9,835
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.59% 15.89% 11.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.81% 50.25% 46.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8,044 8,341 7,981
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% -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 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 17,661 20,103 21,328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.27% 31.63% 25.40%
Number of salaries quoted 14,803 16,604 16,994
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +5 2,840 £55,000 - 536
North of England +5 2,416 £50,000 - 739
Midlands +1 1,600 £50,000 - 455
South West +6 1,206 £49,800 +5.96% 258
Yorkshire +5 1,097 £48,000 -4.00% 244
West Midlands +1 1,089 £50,000 - 306
North West +3 1,082 £50,000 - 414
Scotland +4 664 £50,000 - 108
East Midlands +2 501 £45,000 -5.26% 148
East of England -2 500 £52,500 +5.00% 207
Wales +6 259 £45,000 +3.79% 77
North East +8 242 £45,000 +7.52% 82
Northern Ireland -12 41 £40,000 -1.23% 27
Channel Islands - 3 - - 2
Isle of Man -9 1 - -
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 3,530 (37.15%) Microsoft
2 3,473 (36.55%) DevOps
3 3,421 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3,093 (32.55%) AWS
5 3,033 (31.92%) C#
6 2,904 (30.56%) .NET
7 2,752 (28.96%) SQL
8 2,219 (23.35%) Windows
9 2,180 (22.94%) JavaScript
10 2,017 (21.22%) SQL Server
11 1,652 (17.38%) Microsoft 365
12 1,488 (15.66%) Active Directory
13 1,422 (14.96%) VMware
14 1,387 (14.60%) Docker
15 1,364 (14.35%) Kubernetes
16 1,361 (14.32%) .NET Core
17 1,263 (13.29%) PowerShell
18 1,262 (13.28%) AngularJS
19 1,195 (12.57%) Windows Server
20 1,180 (12.42%) Python
21 1,126 (11.85%) Scrum
22 1,104 (11.62%) Linux
23 1,091 (11.48%) Git (software)
24 1,058 (11.13%) Microservices
25 1,057 (11.12%) CSS
26 1,048 (11.03%) HTML
27 1,043 (10.98%) Software Engineering
28 1,020 (10.73%) Terraform
29 987 (10.39%) GCP
30 952 (10.02%) MVC

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
1 472 (4.97%) SharePoint
2 275 (2.89%) MS Exchange
3 266 (2.80%) IIS
4 215 (2.26%) Confluence
5 160 (1.68%) CMS
6 138 (1.45%) Apache Spark
7 113 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
8 100 (1.05%) Umbraco
9 93 (0.98%) Apache
10 76 (0.80%) NServiceBus
11 58 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
12 55 (0.58%) WordPress
13 49 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
14 48 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
15 40 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
16 35 (0.37%) Drupal
16 35 (0.37%) EPiServer
16 35 (0.37%) nginx
17 30 (0.32%) OpenStack
17 30 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 249 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
2 108 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
4 22 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.095%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.074%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.042%) Sketch
10 3 (0.032%) Adobe XD
10 3 (0.032%) Zeplin
11 2 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.021%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.011%) Figma
12 1 (0.011%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.011%) InVision
12 1 (0.011%) Marvel
12 1 (0.011%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 59 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.25%) Sentinel
3 19 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.20%) Magento
4 16 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 16 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 14 (0.15%) nopCommerce
6 12 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 11 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 9 (0.095%) Workfront
9 6 (0.063%) Maximo
9 6 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.053%) SAP S/4HANA
11 4 (0.042%) Bond Adapt
11 4 (0.042%) Eikon
11 4 (0.042%) Elite 3E
12 3 (0.032%) Infor M3
13 2 (0.021%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3,093 (32.55%) AWS
2 1,652 (17.38%) Microsoft 365
3 987 (10.39%) GCP
4 751 (7.90%) SaaS
5 636 (6.69%) PaaS
6 616 (6.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 602 (6.33%) Power Platform
8 538 (5.66%) IaaS
9 311 (3.27%) Serverless
10 252 (2.65%) Azure Data Factory
11 178 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
12 175 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
13 174 (1.83%) GitHub
14 163 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
15 142 (1.49%) Azure Functions
16 138 (1.45%) OneDrive
17 128 (1.35%) Logic Apps
18 124 (1.30%) PowerApps
19 76 (0.80%) Datadog
20 73 (0.77%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 803 (8.45%) Firewall
2 496 (5.22%) DNS
3 293 (3.08%) DHCP
4 263 (2.77%) SAN
5 246 (2.59%) WAN
6 236 (2.48%) VPN
7 223 (2.35%) VLAN
8 212 (2.23%) LAN
9 209 (2.20%) TCP/IP
10 130 (1.37%) Skype
11 121 (1.27%) Network Security
12 109 (1.15%) HTTP
13 102 (1.07%) Wireless
14 94 (0.99%) VoIP
15 91 (0.96%) Internet
16 83 (0.87%) IPv4
17 80 (0.84%) NAS
18 77 (0.81%) OSPF
18 77 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
19 65 (0.68%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,017 (21.22%) SQL Server
2 492 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
3 478 (5.03%) Power BI
4 425 (4.47%) Azure SQL Database
5 383 (4.03%) NoSQL
5 383 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 344 (3.62%) MySQL
7 320 (3.37%) MongoDB
8 309 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 300 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
10 275 (2.89%) Big Data
11 227 (2.39%) Relational Database
12 214 (2.25%) Data Lake
13 195 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 180 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
15 136 (1.43%) Redis
16 130 (1.37%) Hadoop
17 104 (1.09%) Tableau
18 101 (1.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 96 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1,091 (11.48%) Git (software)
2 653 (6.87%) Jenkins
3 377 (3.97%) JIRA
4 326 (3.43%) Visual Studio
5 303 (3.19%) Selenium
6 248 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 238 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 199 (2.09%) TeamCity
9 195 (2.05%) GitLab
10 162 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
11 124 (1.30%) SpecFlow
12 119 (1.25%) Bitbucket
13 118 (1.24%) Postman
14 116 (1.22%) Maven
15 111 (1.17%) Subversion
16 95 (1.00%) NUnit
17 74 (0.78%) Cypress.io
18 70 (0.74%) WebDriver
19 67 (0.71%) JMeter
20 66 (0.69%) JUnit
General
1 928 (9.77%) Finance
2 398 (4.19%) Public Sector
3 238 (2.50%) Marketing
4 205 (2.16%) Retail
5 186 (1.96%) Law
6 159 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 126 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 122 (1.28%) Games
9 96 (1.01%) Electronics
10 93 (0.98%) Banking
11 82 (0.86%) Legal
12 73 (0.77%) Automotive
13 58 (0.61%) Publishing
14 50 (0.53%) Billing
15 45 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 41 (0.43%) Local Government
17 36 (0.38%) Advertising
18 25 (0.26%) Back Office
19 20 (0.21%) Aerospace
20 18 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,978 (31.34%) Developer
2 1,110 (11.68%) .NET Developer
3 849 (8.93%) Architect
4 778 (8.19%) Azure Engineer
5 759 (7.99%) Senior Developer
6 738 (7.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 680 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 609 (6.41%) C# Developer
9 591 (6.22%) Software Developer
10 516 (5.43%) Analyst
11 444 (4.67%) Software Engineer
12 437 (4.60%) Full Stack Developer
13 388 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
14 364 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
15 310 (3.26%) Data Engineer
16 305 (3.21%) Support Engineer
17 292 (3.07%) Senior .NET Developer
18 256 (2.69%) IT Engineer
19 251 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
20 245 (2.58%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,904 (30.56%) .NET
2 1,361 (14.32%) .NET Core
3 1,262 (13.28%) AngularJS
4 1,057 (11.12%) CSS
5 1,048 (11.03%) HTML
6 945 (9.94%) ASP.NET
7 939 (9.88%) React
8 725 (7.63%) .NET Framework
9 554 (5.83%) Web Services
10 540 (5.68%) REST
11 490 (5.16%) Vue.js
12 456 (4.80%) Node.js
13 451 (4.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 399 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
15 390 (4.10%) RESTful
16 373 (3.93%) jQuery
17 346 (3.64%) Entity Framework
18 241 (2.54%) HTML5
19 236 (2.48%) Spring
20 227 (2.39%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 469 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 392 (4.13%) Public Cloud
3 344 (3.62%) Greenfield Project
4 309 (3.25%) Data Centre
5 281 (2.96%) User Experience
6 226 (2.38%) Mobile App
7 214 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
8 196 (2.06%) Management Information System
9 189 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
10 187 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
11 178 (1.87%) Cloud Native
12 116 (1.22%) Private Cloud
13 100 (1.05%) Clustering
14 93 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
15 58 (0.61%) Driving Licence
15 58 (0.61%) Replication
16 57 (0.60%) Data Structures
17 56 (0.59%) Algorithms
18 54 (0.57%) NHS
19 46 (0.48%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2,219 (23.35%) Windows
2 1,195 (12.57%) Windows Server
3 1,104 (11.62%) Linux
4 346 (3.64%) Windows 10
5 306 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 297 (3.13%) Windows Server 2016
7 204 (2.15%) Windows Server 2019
8 183 (1.93%) Unix
9 131 (1.38%) Ubuntu
10 118 (1.24%) CentOS
10 118 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 108 (1.14%) Android
12 97 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 89 (0.94%) Apple iOS
14 62 (0.65%) Windows 7
15 33 (0.35%) Mac OS
15 33 (0.35%) VMS
16 27 (0.28%) Windows 8
17 22 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
18 18 (0.19%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,473 (36.55%) DevOps
2 3,421 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1,126 (11.85%) Scrum
4 1,058 (11.13%) Microservices
5 1,043 (10.98%) Software Engineering
6 952 (10.02%) MVC
7 816 (8.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 811 (8.53%) TDD
9 789 (8.30%) Business Intelligence
10 763 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
11 747 (7.86%) Migration
12 740 (7.79%) Test Automation
13 728 (7.66%) Infrastructure as Code
14 727 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
15 701 (7.38%) Mentoring
16 683 (7.19%) Analytics
17 639 (6.72%) ITIL
18 551 (5.80%) SDLC
19 428 (4.50%) Configuration Management
20 422 (4.44%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 3,033 (31.92%) C#
2 2,752 (28.96%) SQL
3 2,180 (22.94%) JavaScript
4 1,263 (13.29%) PowerShell
5 1,180 (12.42%) Python
6 837 (8.81%) Java
7 624 (6.57%) TypeScript
8 450 (4.74%) T-SQL
9 441 (4.64%) Bash Shell
10 279 (2.94%) Go
11 246 (2.59%) PHP
12 241 (2.54%) Ruby
13 214 (2.25%) C++
14 148 (1.56%) Scala
15 95 (1.00%) Kotlin
16 89 (0.94%) C
17 88 (0.93%) R
18 75 (0.79%) VB.NET
19 71 (0.75%) Groovy
20 70 (0.74%) ES6
Qualifications
1 536 (5.64%) Degree
2 499 (5.25%) Security Cleared
3 394 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 332 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 185 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 182 (1.92%) MCSE
7 123 (1.29%) CCNA
8 115 (1.21%) CISSP
9 107 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 82 (0.86%) MCSA
11 80 (0.84%) CISM
12 77 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 70 (0.74%) CCNP
14 66 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
15 59 (0.62%) ISEB
16 56 (0.59%) ISTQB
17 55 (0.58%) DV Cleared
18 51 (0.54%) AWS Certification
19 44 (0.46%) CISA
20 42 (0.44%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 383 (4.03%) QA
2 220 (2.32%) SLA
3 218 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 122 (1.28%) GDPR
5 80 (0.84%) NIST
6 79 (0.83%) Data Quality
7 59 (0.62%) PCI DSS
8 49 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
9 34 (0.36%) NCSC
10 30 (0.32%) GRC
11 22 (0.23%) PMO
12 19 (0.20%) ITGC
13 18 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 18 (0.19%) HIPAA
14 17 (0.18%) COBIT
15 15 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 14 (0.15%) ISO 9001
16 14 (0.15%) WAI
17 12 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 9 (0.095%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,488 (15.66%) Active Directory
2 1,387 (14.60%) Docker
3 940 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 597 (6.28%) Hyper-V
5 193 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
6 182 (1.92%) vSphere
7 123 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
8 110 (1.16%) XenApp
9 97 (1.02%) XenDesktop
10 66 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
11 59 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
12 40 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 30 (0.32%) BitLocker
14 23 (0.24%) NFS
15 21 (0.22%) VMware NSX
16 18 (0.19%) Xen
17 17 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 17 (0.18%) vCloud
18 13 (0.14%) Firmware
19 11 (0.12%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 1,364 (14.35%) Kubernetes
2 1,020 (10.73%) Terraform
3 686 (7.22%) Ansible
4 372 (3.91%) Puppet
5 330 (3.47%) SCCM
6 321 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 236 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
8 124 (1.30%) Prometheus
9 119 (1.25%) Grafana
10 70 (0.74%) SCOM
11 62 (0.65%) Istio
11 62 (0.65%) Packer
12 56 (0.59%) Nagios
13 54 (0.57%) vCenter Server
14 51 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
15 48 (0.51%) vRealize
16 42 (0.44%) SCVMM
16 42 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
17 35 (0.37%) WSUS
18 33 (0.35%) Consul
Vendors
1 3,530 (37.15%) Microsoft
2 1,422 (14.96%) VMware
3 656 (6.90%) Oracle
4 451 (4.75%) Cisco
5 450 (4.74%) Google
6 393 (4.14%) Citrix
7 244 (2.57%) Veeam
8 219 (2.30%) Databricks
9 150 (1.58%) Dell
9 150 (1.58%) SAP
10 149 (1.57%) Red Hat
11 137 (1.44%) EnterpriseDB
12 136 (1.43%) IBM
13 135 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
14 130 (1.37%) HP
15 104 (1.09%) Xamarin
16 90 (0.95%) Meraki
17 88 (0.93%) SolarWinds
18 83 (0.87%) Sophos
19 76 (0.80%) NetApp