Period
to

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 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 4 4 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Azure 14,817 12,423 6,216
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 19.57% 20.73% 18.00%
As % of the Cloud Services category 51.99% 52.46% 52.82%
Number of salaries quoted 9,489 9,803 5,091
10th Percentile £33,986 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 28,500 23,682 11,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 37.64% 39.51% 34.08%
Number of salaries quoted 18,515 18,184 9,719
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,341 £30,000
25th Percentile £39,744 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £84,622 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £62,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 14 August 2022.

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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
North of England 0 4,273 £55,000 +4.76% 597
South East -2 3,835 £60,000 +9.09% 455
Midlands +1 2,511 £55,000 +4.76% 423
North West +1 2,344 £55,000 +1.85% 334
West Midlands +1 1,683 £55,000 - 247
Yorkshire -1 1,635 £55,000 +9.18% 191
South West -4 1,599 £52,500 +8.25% 263
East of England 0 1,167 £55,000 +4.76% 230
Scotland -1 1,095 £57,500 +9.52% 163
East Midlands +1 788 £50,000 +11.11% 175
Wales +1 353 £50,000 +11.11% 62
North East -2 293 £50,000 +11.11% 73
Northern Ireland +13 151 £50,000 +33.33% 15
Isle of Man +13 2 £81,250 +132.14%
Channel Islands -17 1 £85,000 - 1
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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 6,128 (41.36%) Agile
2 5,997 (40.47%) Microsoft
3 5,450 (36.78%) DevOps
4 5,444 (36.74%) AWS
5 4,801 (32.40%) SQL
6 4,551 (30.71%) .NET
7 3,902 (26.33%) C#
8 3,730 (25.17%) Social Skills
9 3,673 (24.79%) JavaScript
10 2,993 (20.20%) SQL Server
11 2,814 (18.99%) Azure DevOps
12 2,758 (18.61%) CI/CD
13 2,720 (18.36%) Git (software)
14 2,694 (18.18%) Windows
15 2,622 (17.70%) Software Engineering
16 2,611 (17.62%) Python
17 2,497 (16.85%) Docker
18 2,419 (16.33%) Microsoft 365
19 2,371 (16.00%) HTML
20 2,360 (15.93%) Finance
20 2,360 (15.93%) React
21 2,323 (15.68%) Java
22 2,231 (15.06%) CSS
23 2,213 (14.94%) GCP
24 2,033 (13.72%) Active Directory
25 2,022 (13.65%) Kubernetes
26 2,020 (13.63%) AngularJS
27 1,989 (13.42%) MVC
28 1,912 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
29 1,910 (12.89%) .NET Core

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
1 846 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 363 (2.45%) MS Exchange
3 293 (1.98%) Apache Spark
4 251 (1.69%) Umbraco
5 236 (1.59%) IIS
6 228 (1.54%) Confluence
7 158 (1.07%) Apache
8 155 (1.05%) CMS
9 81 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
10 64 (0.43%) OpenStack
11 63 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 55 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
13 43 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
13 43 (0.29%) Skype for Business
14 39 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
14 39 (0.26%) WebLogic
15 38 (0.26%) JBoss
16 37 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
17 35 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
18 31 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 411 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
2 126 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 43 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.13%) Campfire
6 18 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.061%) Adobe XD
8 7 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.040%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.034%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.034%) InDesign
11 3 (0.020%) FrameMaker
11 3 (0.020%) RoboHelp
12 2 (0.013%) GIMP
12 2 (0.013%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.013%) Pixelmator
12 2 (0.013%) Sketch
12 2 (0.013%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 140 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 30 (0.20%) Maximo
4 29 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 19 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 16 (0.11%) Magento
7 13 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
8 11 (0.074%) SAP S/4HANA
9 10 (0.067%) Distributed Ledger
9 10 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
10 8 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
10 8 (0.054%) SAP ERP
11 7 (0.047%) Exstream
11 7 (0.047%) Sage 200
11 7 (0.047%) SAP MDG
12 6 (0.040%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 5 (0.034%) SAP CAR
13 5 (0.034%) SAP Retail
14 4 (0.027%) ResourceLink
14 4 (0.027%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 5,444 (36.74%) AWS
2 2,814 (18.99%) Azure DevOps
3 2,419 (16.33%) Microsoft 365
4 2,213 (14.94%) GCP
5 1,253 (8.46%) Serverless
6 1,178 (7.95%) SaaS
7 1,151 (7.77%) Power Platform
8 950 (6.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 864 (5.83%) PaaS
10 683 (4.61%) GitHub
11 679 (4.58%) Azure Functions
12 648 (4.37%) Azure Service Bus
13 607 (4.10%) IaaS
14 522 (3.52%) Azure Data Factory
15 405 (2.73%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 326 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
17 314 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
18 306 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
19 305 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
20 280 (1.89%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1,086 (7.33%) Firewall
2 748 (5.05%) DNS
3 669 (4.52%) HTTP
4 624 (4.21%) SSL
5 588 (3.97%) WAN
6 532 (3.59%) DHCP
7 480 (3.24%) LAN
8 404 (2.73%) VPN
9 356 (2.40%) TCP/IP
10 315 (2.13%) SAN
11 304 (2.05%) Internet
12 222 (1.50%) Network Security
13 186 (1.26%) Wireless
14 178 (1.20%) VLAN
15 162 (1.09%) SD-WAN
16 156 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
17 150 (1.01%) VoIP
18 109 (0.74%) MPLS
19 98 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
20 92 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,993 (20.20%) SQL Server
2 1,144 (7.72%) NoSQL
3 992 (6.70%) Data Warehouse
4 841 (5.68%) Power BI
5 711 (4.80%) Big Data
6 631 (4.26%) Data Lake
7 607 (4.10%) Relational Database
8 542 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 539 (3.64%) MySQL
10 388 (2.62%) Azure SQL Database
11 346 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 344 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
13 318 (2.15%) MongoDB
14 312 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
15 255 (1.72%) Tableau
16 219 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 204 (1.38%) Hadoop
18 174 (1.17%) Oracle Database
19 163 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
20 130 (0.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2,720 (18.36%) Git (software)
2 893 (6.03%) Jenkins
3 674 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 651 (4.39%) JIRA
5 414 (2.79%) Selenium
5 414 (2.79%) Visual Studio
6 384 (2.59%) GitLab
7 280 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 194 (1.31%) Subversion
9 170 (1.15%) TeamCity
10 168 (1.13%) Maven
11 164 (1.11%) SpecFlow
12 140 (0.94%) Postman
13 131 (0.88%) NUnit
14 116 (0.78%) Gradle
15 108 (0.73%) Bitbucket
16 104 (0.70%) Artifactory
17 101 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
18 94 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 88 (0.59%) Ant
General
1 3,730 (25.17%) Social Skills
2 2,360 (15.93%) Finance
3 1,177 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 885 (5.97%) Marketing
5 619 (4.18%) Retail
6 585 (3.95%) Public Sector
7 582 (3.93%) Manufacturing
8 531 (3.58%) Games
9 526 (3.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 511 (3.45%) Law
11 437 (2.95%) Banking
12 393 (2.65%) Legal
13 228 (1.54%) Presentation Skills
14 225 (1.52%) Telecoms
15 224 (1.51%) Organisational Skills
16 198 (1.34%) Automotive
17 135 (0.91%) Advertising
18 98 (0.66%) Electronics
19 96 (0.65%) Influencing Skills
20 83 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,537 (23.87%) Developer
2 1,640 (11.07%) Software Engineer
3 1,135 (7.66%) .NET Developer
4 1,066 (7.19%) Architect
5 906 (6.11%) Senior Developer
6 832 (5.62%) Software Developer
7 819 (5.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 800 (5.40%) Analyst
9 786 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 738 (4.98%) Data Engineer
11 641 (4.33%) Cloud Engineer
12 526 (3.55%) Azure Engineer
13 525 (3.54%) Full Stack Developer
14 508 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
15 499 (3.37%) C# Developer
16 419 (2.83%) Senior .NET Developer
17 391 (2.64%) Support Engineer
18 344 (2.32%) Consultant
19 342 (2.31%) IT Engineer
20 334 (2.25%) Trainee
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,551 (30.71%) .NET
2 2,371 (16.00%) HTML
3 2,360 (15.93%) React
4 2,231 (15.06%) CSS
5 2,020 (13.63%) AngularJS
6 1,910 (12.89%) .NET Core
7 1,562 (10.54%) ASP.NET
8 1,462 (9.87%) .NET Framework
9 1,341 (9.05%) Node.js
10 917 (6.19%) Entity Framework
11 804 (5.43%) jQuery
12 729 (4.92%) Spring
13 599 (4.04%) RESTful
14 594 (4.01%) Angular 2
15 575 (3.88%) Ruby on Rails
16 553 (3.73%) Vue.js
17 543 (3.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 535 (3.61%) REST
19 481 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web API
20 465 (3.14%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 649 (4.38%) Public Cloud
2 574 (3.87%) Cloud Native
3 542 (3.66%) Algorithms
4 541 (3.65%) Data Centre
5 507 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 479 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
7 446 (3.01%) User Experience
8 427 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
9 396 (2.67%) Mobile App
10 322 (2.17%) Data Structures
11 285 (1.92%) IoT
12 238 (1.61%) Life Science
13 213 (1.44%) Clustering
14 199 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
15 194 (1.31%) Private Cloud
16 185 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
17 176 (1.19%) Replication
18 152 (1.03%) Virtual Team
19 144 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
20 137 (0.92%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 2,694 (18.18%) Windows
2 1,471 (9.93%) Linux
3 1,421 (9.59%) Windows Server
4 665 (4.49%) Android
5 562 (3.79%) Apple iOS
6 465 (3.14%) Windows 10
7 400 (2.70%) Unix
8 302 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 294 (1.98%) Windows Server 2016
10 291 (1.96%) Windows Server 2019
11 114 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 106 (0.72%) CentOS
13 101 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 84 (0.57%) Windows 7
15 80 (0.54%) Ubuntu
16 57 (0.38%) Mac OS
17 50 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
18 35 (0.24%) Mesosphere
19 28 (0.19%) AIX
19 28 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,128 (41.36%) Agile
2 5,450 (36.78%) DevOps
3 2,758 (18.61%) CI/CD
4 2,622 (17.70%) Software Engineering
5 1,989 (13.42%) MVC
6 1,912 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
7 1,848 (12.47%) Mentoring
8 1,730 (11.68%) Analytics
9 1,643 (11.09%) Scrum
10 1,520 (10.26%) Microservices
11 1,461 (9.86%) Full Stack Development
12 1,418 (9.57%) Cybersecurity
13 1,366 (9.22%) Test Automation
14 1,251 (8.44%) ITIL
15 1,113 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
16 1,045 (7.05%) TDD
17 1,021 (6.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 1,018 (6.87%) Information Security
19 1,008 (6.80%) Infrastructure as Code
20 978 (6.60%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4,801 (32.40%) SQL
2 3,902 (26.33%) C#
3 3,673 (24.79%) JavaScript
4 2,611 (17.62%) Python
5 2,323 (15.68%) Java
6 1,613 (10.89%) PowerShell
7 891 (6.01%) TypeScript
8 890 (6.01%) Go
9 762 (5.14%) Ruby
10 674 (4.55%) T-SQL
11 615 (4.15%) Bash
12 277 (1.87%) PHP
13 240 (1.62%) C++
14 218 (1.47%) Scala
15 173 (1.17%) C
16 165 (1.11%) Perl
17 158 (1.07%) R
18 143 (0.97%) Shell Script
19 140 (0.94%) Kotlin
20 122 (0.82%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,316 (8.88%) Degree
2 736 (4.97%) Security Cleared
3 689 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 451 (3.04%) SC Cleared
5 247 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 242 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 198 (1.34%) MCSE
8 193 (1.30%) CISSP
9 157 (1.06%) CCNA
10 132 (0.89%) MCSA
11 111 (0.75%) DV Cleared
12 109 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
13 103 (0.70%) CCNP
14 101 (0.68%) CISM
15 98 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 87 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
17 79 (0.53%) AWS Certification
18 75 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 74 (0.50%) ISEB
20 70 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 934 (6.30%) QA
2 465 (3.14%) SLA
3 442 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 324 (2.19%) Data Quality
5 287 (1.94%) GDPR
6 232 (1.57%) PCI DSS
7 186 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 185 (1.25%) NIST
9 122 (0.82%) GRC
10 91 (0.61%) Accessibility
11 58 (0.39%) NCSC
12 46 (0.31%) ISO 9001
12 46 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 37 (0.25%) PMO
14 33 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 31 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 22 (0.15%) SOC 2
17 18 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 18 (0.12%) RMADS
18 17 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 2,497 (16.85%) Docker
2 2,033 (13.72%) Active Directory
3 921 (6.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 560 (3.78%) Hyper-V
5 205 (1.38%) vSphere
6 195 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 166 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
8 121 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
9 76 (0.51%) XenApp
10 62 (0.42%) XenDesktop
11 55 (0.37%) Firmware
12 54 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
13 38 (0.26%) Terminal Services
14 32 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 29 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 27 (0.18%) NFS
17 25 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 21 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
19 19 (0.13%) KVM
20 17 (0.11%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 2,022 (13.65%) Kubernetes
2 1,892 (12.77%) Terraform
3 840 (5.67%) Ansible
4 573 (3.87%) Microsoft Intune
5 428 (2.89%) SCCM
6 323 (2.18%) Puppet
7 198 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
8 149 (1.01%) Prometheus
9 148 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
10 145 (0.98%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 123 (0.83%) WSUS
12 119 (0.80%) Grafana
13 92 (0.62%) SCOM
14 85 (0.57%) vCenter Server
15 70 (0.47%) Istio
16 65 (0.44%) Kibana
17 60 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
18 57 (0.38%) Consul
18 57 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
18 57 (0.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5,997 (40.47%) Microsoft
2 1,403 (9.47%) VMware
3 885 (5.97%) Google
4 729 (4.92%) Cisco
5 639 (4.31%) Oracle
6 557 (3.76%) Xamarin
7 407 (2.75%) Citrix
8 400 (2.70%) Databricks
9 257 (1.73%) Splunk
10 222 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
11 206 (1.39%) Red Hat
12 196 (1.32%) Veeam
13 180 (1.21%) IBM
14 167 (1.13%) SolarWinds
15 152 (1.03%) SAP
16 146 (0.99%) Meraki
17 140 (0.94%) HP
18 138 (0.93%) Adobe
19 137 (0.92%) Apple
20 133 (0.90%) Palo Alto