Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 19 39
Rank change year-on-year +9 +20 +49
Permanent jobs citing Azure 11,099 9,202 6,076
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.62% 9.74% 6.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.97% 43.84% 36.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,178 7,696 5,189
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.15%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £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 22,664 20,989 16,571
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 27.81% 22.22% 16.83%
Number of salaries quoted 18,183 17,142 13,799
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,250 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +11 3,453 £52,500 - 603
North of England +6 2,544 £47,500 - 569
Midlands +10 1,748 £50,000 +5.26% 381
South West +8 1,295 £45,000 - 250
North West +10 1,289 £50,000 - 320
West Midlands +13 1,103 £50,000 - 229
Yorkshire +6 1,028 £45,050 -5.16% 210
East of England +14 1,024 £50,000 -4.76% 211
Scotland +10 770 £45,000 -5.26% 145
East Midlands +8 634 £45,000 -2.17% 149
Wales +11 234 £45,000 - 53
North East +9 229 £42,000 -6.67% 39
Northern Ireland +11 50 £41,500 +3.75% 20
Channel Islands -3 2 £56,250 -6.25%
South Coast - 2 £90,000 -
Isle of Man +2 1 £55,000 +10.00%
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4,776 (43.03%) Microsoft
2 4,350 (39.19%) AWS
3 3,907 (35.20%) Agile Software Development
4 3,648 (32.87%) C#
5 3,552 (32.00%) .NET
6 3,126 (28.16%) SQL
7 2,999 (27.02%) Windows
8 2,873 (25.89%) DevOps
9 2,555 (23.02%) SQL Server
10 2,280 (20.54%) Office 365
11 2,200 (19.82%) JavaScript
12 2,082 (18.76%) Active Directory
13 1,818 (16.38%) VMware
14 1,681 (15.15%) MVC
15 1,680 (15.14%) ASP.NET
16 1,562 (14.07%) Windows Server
17 1,558 (14.04%) Linux
18 1,424 (12.83%) PowerShell
19 1,365 (12.30%) Scrum
20 1,331 (11.99%) Finance
21 1,288 (11.60%) Git (software)
22 1,270 (11.44%) GCP
23 1,255 (11.31%) Docker
24 1,251 (11.27%) HTML
25 1,213 (10.93%) Python
26 1,196 (10.78%) AngularJS
26 1,196 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
27 1,171 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
28 1,167 (10.51%) CSS
28 1,167 (10.51%) ITIL

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
1 690 (6.22%) SharePoint
2 502 (4.52%) MS Exchange
3 421 (3.79%) IIS
4 236 (2.13%) Skype for Business
5 221 (1.99%) Confluence
6 175 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 162 (1.46%) CMS
8 159 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
9 149 (1.34%) Apache Spark
10 141 (1.27%) Apache
11 129 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
12 108 (0.97%) Umbraco
13 103 (0.93%) OpenStack
14 100 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
15 80 (0.72%) nginx
16 67 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
17 64 (0.58%) SAS
18 63 (0.57%) Tomcat
19 53 (0.48%) Drupal
20 49 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 399 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 95 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 36 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 18 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.14%) S-PLUS
9 7 (0.063%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.036%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.036%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.036%) Moqups
11 3 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.027%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.018%) HipChat
12 2 (0.018%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.018%) SPSS
13 1 (0.009%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.009%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 247 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 24 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 21 (0.19%) WebTrends
6 19 (0.17%) Magento
7 15 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 13 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
8 13 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 12 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
10 11 (0.099%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 11 (0.099%) SAP S/4HANA
10 11 (0.099%) Workfront
11 9 (0.081%) Payment Gateway
12 8 (0.072%) assyst
12 8 (0.072%) nopCommerce
13 7 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
13 7 (0.063%) SDL Web 8
14 4 (0.036%) CA PPM
14 4 (0.036%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4,350 (39.19%) AWS
2 2,280 (20.54%) Office 365
3 1,270 (11.44%) GCP
4 743 (6.69%) SaaS
5 687 (6.19%) PaaS
6 651 (5.87%) IaaS
7 625 (5.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 572 (5.15%) Power Platform
9 396 (3.57%) Serverless
10 376 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
11 257 (2.32%) Dynamics 365
12 218 (1.96%) GitHub
13 147 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
14 141 (1.27%) Azure Functions
15 137 (1.23%) OneDrive
16 134 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
17 126 (1.14%) Azure Stack
18 123 (1.11%) IBM Cloud
19 100 (0.90%) Amazon S3
20 95 (0.86%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1,100 (9.91%) Firewall
2 808 (7.28%) DNS
3 591 (5.32%) DHCP
4 519 (4.68%) WAN
5 480 (4.32%) LAN
6 447 (4.03%) TCP/IP
7 412 (3.71%) VPN
8 330 (2.97%) SAN
9 289 (2.60%) Skype
10 270 (2.43%) VLAN
11 238 (2.14%) Network Security
12 211 (1.90%) Internet
13 181 (1.63%) Wireless
14 168 (1.51%) VoIP
15 145 (1.31%) HTTP
16 130 (1.17%) MPLS
17 122 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
18 103 (0.93%) iSCSI
19 101 (0.91%) NetScaler
20 96 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,555 (23.02%) SQL Server
2 566 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 537 (4.84%) Power BI
4 517 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
5 464 (4.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 461 (4.15%) NoSQL
7 407 (3.67%) Azure SQL Database
8 395 (3.56%) Relational Database
9 340 (3.06%) Big Data
10 325 (2.93%) MongoDB
11 315 (2.84%) MySQL
12 251 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 205 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
14 204 (1.84%) Data Lake
15 150 (1.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 146 (1.32%) Hadoop
17 140 (1.26%) Cosmos DB
17 140 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
18 113 (1.02%) Redis
19 111 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,288 (11.60%) Git (software)
2 825 (7.43%) Jenkins
3 630 (5.68%) Visual Studio
4 523 (4.71%) JIRA
5 415 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 414 (3.73%) Visual Studio Team System
7 348 (3.14%) Selenium
8 300 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
8 300 (2.70%) TeamCity
9 217 (1.96%) Subversion
10 207 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 145 (1.31%) NUnit
12 140 (1.26%) SpecFlow
13 135 (1.22%) Bitbucket
14 124 (1.12%) GitLab
15 118 (1.06%) Maven
16 96 (0.86%) Cucumber
17 89 (0.80%) git-flow
18 78 (0.70%) WebDriver
19 76 (0.68%) webpack
General
1 1,331 (11.99%) Finance
2 614 (5.53%) Retail
3 543 (4.89%) Public Sector
4 315 (2.84%) Marketing
5 196 (1.77%) Banking
6 191 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 181 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 85 (0.77%) Games
9 79 (0.71%) Legal
10 69 (0.62%) Electronics
11 58 (0.52%) Automotive
12 55 (0.50%) Law
13 49 (0.44%) Local Government
14 41 (0.37%) Back Office
15 38 (0.34%) Advertising
16 34 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 34 (0.31%) Publishing
17 30 (0.27%) Financial Institution
18 23 (0.21%) German Language
19 20 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3,452 (31.10%) Developer
2 1,458 (13.14%) .NET Developer
3 1,122 (10.11%) Architect
4 901 (8.12%) C# Developer
5 859 (7.74%) Senior Developer
6 823 (7.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 720 (6.49%) Software Developer
8 700 (6.31%) DevOps Engineer
9 683 (6.15%) Consultant
10 639 (5.76%) Software Engineer
11 618 (5.57%) C# .NET Developer
12 531 (4.78%) Analyst
13 500 (4.50%) Cloud Engineer
14 464 (4.18%) Azure Engineer
15 425 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
16 396 (3.57%) Senior .NET Developer
17 352 (3.17%) Support Engineer
18 292 (2.63%) Full Stack Developer
19 279 (2.51%) Azure Developer
20 258 (2.32%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,552 (32.00%) .NET
2 1,680 (15.14%) ASP.NET
3 1,251 (11.27%) HTML
4 1,196 (10.78%) AngularJS
5 1,167 (10.51%) CSS
6 1,019 (9.18%) .NET Core
7 916 (8.25%) .NET Framework
8 886 (7.98%) Web Services
9 858 (7.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 728 (6.56%) React
11 684 (6.16%) ASP.NET Web API
12 579 (5.22%) Node.js
13 521 (4.69%) jQuery
14 492 (4.43%) REST
15 471 (4.24%) RESTful
16 469 (4.23%) Entity Framework
17 370 (3.33%) WCF
18 352 (3.17%) HTML5
19 330 (2.97%) JSON
20 279 (2.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 657 (5.92%) Data Centre
2 635 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
3 621 (5.60%) Public Cloud
4 568 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
5 411 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
6 337 (3.04%) Hybrid Cloud
7 307 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
8 275 (2.48%) User Experience
9 264 (2.38%) Management Information System
10 224 (2.02%) Mobile App
11 143 (1.29%) Cloud Native
12 141 (1.27%) Replication
13 140 (1.26%) Private Cloud
14 125 (1.13%) Clustering
15 114 (1.03%) Driving Licence
16 90 (0.81%) Algorithms
17 80 (0.72%) Data Structures
18 78 (0.70%) PKI
18 78 (0.70%) Virtual Team
19 61 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2,999 (27.02%) Windows
2 1,562 (14.07%) Windows Server
3 1,558 (14.04%) Linux
4 584 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 560 (5.05%) Windows 10
6 392 (3.53%) Unix
7 384 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 252 (2.27%) Windows 7
9 184 (1.66%) CentOS
10 158 (1.42%) Android
11 134 (1.21%) Apple iOS
12 120 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 116 (1.05%) Windows 8
14 102 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
15 95 (0.86%) Ubuntu
16 81 (0.73%) Mac OS
17 55 (0.50%) Debian
18 49 (0.44%) Solaris
19 45 (0.41%) AIX
20 23 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,907 (35.20%) Agile Software Development
2 2,873 (25.89%) DevOps
3 1,681 (15.15%) MVC
4 1,365 (12.30%) Scrum
5 1,196 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
6 1,167 (10.51%) ITIL
7 1,149 (10.35%) Software Engineering
8 1,077 (9.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 1,000 (9.01%) Test Automation
10 970 (8.74%) TDD
11 956 (8.61%) Microservices
12 928 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
13 915 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
14 850 (7.66%) Mentoring
15 734 (6.61%) SDLC
16 707 (6.37%) Migration
17 591 (5.32%) Computer Science
18 583 (5.25%) Analytics
19 500 (4.50%) Project Delivery
20 493 (4.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3,648 (32.87%) C#
2 3,126 (28.16%) SQL
3 2,200 (19.82%) JavaScript
4 1,424 (12.83%) PowerShell
5 1,213 (10.93%) Python
6 946 (8.52%) Java
7 486 (4.38%) Bash Shell
8 480 (4.32%) T-SQL
9 394 (3.55%) TypeScript
10 299 (2.69%) Ruby
11 251 (2.26%) PHP
12 250 (2.25%) C++
13 175 (1.58%) C
14 162 (1.46%) VB.NET
15 135 (1.22%) Go
16 108 (0.97%) Shell Script
17 96 (0.86%) Scala
18 93 (0.84%) ES6
19 92 (0.83%) Perl
20 88 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 1,099 (9.90%) Degree
2 802 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 544 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
4 435 (3.92%) MCSE
5 381 (3.43%) CCNA
6 326 (2.94%) Security Cleared
7 320 (2.88%) MCSA
8 286 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 206 (1.86%) CCNP
10 165 (1.49%) SC Cleared
11 159 (1.43%) CISSP
12 136 (1.23%) MCP
13 133 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 89 (0.80%) DV Cleared
15 78 (0.70%) CISM
16 71 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
17 69 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
18 68 (0.61%) MCITP
19 61 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
20 58 (0.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 465 (4.19%) QA
2 334 (3.01%) SLA
3 214 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 176 (1.59%) GDPR
5 118 (1.06%) PCI DSS
6 68 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 62 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
7 62 (0.56%) NIST
8 50 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 44 (0.40%) COBIT
10 31 (0.28%) NCSC
11 30 (0.27%) PMO
12 27 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 22 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 14 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 14 (0.13%) ISO 9001
15 8 (0.072%) GAMP
15 8 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 7 (0.063%) ISO 22301
17 6 (0.054%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 2,082 (18.76%) Active Directory
2 1,255 (11.31%) Docker
3 1,171 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 974 (8.78%) Hyper-V
5 243 (2.19%) XenApp
6 207 (1.87%) vSphere
7 184 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
8 152 (1.37%) XenDesktop
9 150 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
10 75 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
11 62 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
11 62 (0.56%) VMware NSX
12 58 (0.52%) Firmware
13 50 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
14 48 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 39 (0.35%) vCloud
16 25 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 23 (0.21%) DFS Replication
18 21 (0.19%) KVM
18 21 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 968 (8.72%) Kubernetes
2 692 (6.23%) Ansible
3 637 (5.74%) Terraform
4 560 (5.05%) SCCM
5 554 (4.99%) Puppet
6 446 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
7 323 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
8 229 (2.06%) SCOM
9 124 (1.12%) WSUS
10 99 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
11 89 (0.80%) Nagios
12 84 (0.76%) SCOrch
13 83 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 68 (0.61%) Kibana
14 68 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
15 67 (0.60%) vRealize
16 60 (0.54%) Prometheus
17 57 (0.51%) Grafana
18 53 (0.48%) vCenter Server
19 52 (0.47%) Consul
Vendors
1 4,776 (43.03%) Microsoft
2 1,818 (16.38%) VMware
3 1,027 (9.25%) Cisco
4 962 (8.67%) Google
5 631 (5.69%) Citrix
6 565 (5.09%) Oracle
7 250 (2.25%) HP
8 248 (2.23%) NetApp
9 229 (2.06%) IBM
10 225 (2.03%) SAP
11 213 (1.92%) Veeam
12 212 (1.91%) Dell
13 172 (1.55%) Splunk
14 159 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
15 153 (1.38%) Red Hat
16 143 (1.29%) Xamarin
17 139 (1.25%) Meraki
18 138 (1.24%) CheckPoint
19 133 (1.20%) ServiceNow
20 119 (1.07%) Tableau