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

Microsoft Azure
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 14 24
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 +26
Permanent jobs citing Azure 8,070 10,142 8,532
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.26% 12.30% 8.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 51.09% 47.10% 40.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7,093 8,915 7,784
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%

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 15,797 21,534 21,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.84% 26.12% 21.38%
Number of salaries quoted 12,781 17,132 17,234
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,749
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £55,195 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.35% +4.76% +5.00%

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 May 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 May 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 +7 2,544 £55,000 +4.76% 236
North of England +4 1,940 £50,000 +1.54% 284
Midlands +5 1,287 £50,000 - 134
North West +8 1,099 £52,000 +4.00% 169
West Midlands +2 881 £50,000 -4.76% 90
South West +10 826 £47,500 +5.56% 115
East of England +11 727 £50,000 - 82
Yorkshire +4 726 £50,000 +5.26% 77
Scotland +6 490 £50,000 +9.89% 48
East Midlands +7 399 £47,500 +5.56% 44
Wales +4 211 £45,000 +5.88% 46
North East -2 115 £40,000 -2.44% 38
Northern Ireland +2 71 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Isle of Man +3 2 £33,000 -40.00%
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 3,391 (42.02%) Microsoft
2 2,912 (36.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2,814 (34.87%) AWS
4 2,773 (34.36%) C#
5 2,707 (33.54%) .NET
6 2,364 (29.29%) SQL
7 2,329 (28.86%) DevOps
8 1,983 (24.57%) SQL Server
9 1,921 (23.80%) Windows
10 1,758 (21.78%) JavaScript
11 1,406 (17.42%) Office 365
12 1,314 (16.28%) Active Directory
13 1,155 (14.31%) Finance
14 1,103 (13.67%) MVC
15 1,099 (13.62%) VMware
16 1,073 (13.30%) ASP.NET
17 1,055 (13.07%) AngularJS
18 1,042 (12.91%) Windows Server
19 1,019 (12.63%) .NET Core
20 991 (12.28%) HTML
21 970 (12.02%) Python
22 940 (11.65%) Scrum
23 934 (11.57%) PowerShell
24 926 (11.47%) CSS
25 902 (11.18%) Linux
26 898 (11.13%) Docker
27 822 (10.19%) Git (software)
28 817 (10.12%) Software Engineering
29 797 (9.88%) TDD
30 771 (9.55%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 471 (5.84%) SharePoint
2 245 (3.04%) IIS
3 242 (3.00%) MS Exchange
4 182 (2.26%) Confluence
5 117 (1.45%) CMS
6 114 (1.41%) Skype for Business
7 101 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
8 99 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 98 (1.21%) Apache Spark
10 90 (1.12%) Apache
11 63 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
12 57 (0.71%) Tomcat
13 56 (0.69%) OpenStack
14 40 (0.50%) Umbraco
15 38 (0.47%) WebSphere
16 37 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
17 31 (0.38%) SAS
18 29 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
19 23 (0.29%) nginx
19 23 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 261 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 94 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.24%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.062%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.037%) InVision
9 3 (0.037%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.037%) Sketch
10 2 (0.025%) Windchill
11 1 (0.012%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.012%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.012%) Mingle
11 1 (0.012%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 196 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 13 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 13 (0.16%) Sentinel
5 9 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
6 7 (0.087%) Elite 3E
6 7 (0.087%) Magento
7 6 (0.074%) Carpe Diem
7 6 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
7 6 (0.074%) WebTrends
8 4 (0.050%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.050%) Sage CRM
9 3 (0.037%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.037%) Maximo
9 3 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.037%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.025%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 2,814 (34.87%) AWS
2 1,406 (17.42%) Office 365
3 737 (9.13%) SaaS
4 709 (8.79%) GCP
5 696 (8.62%) PaaS
6 551 (6.83%) IaaS
7 446 (5.53%) Power Platform
8 388 (4.81%) Azure Active Directory
9 258 (3.20%) Dynamics 365
10 247 (3.06%) Serverless
11 181 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
12 141 (1.75%) Azure Data Factory
13 133 (1.65%) GitHub
14 114 (1.41%) Logic Apps
15 97 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
16 90 (1.12%) OneDrive
17 81 (1.00%) Azure Functions
18 74 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
19 68 (0.84%) OpenShift
20 50 (0.62%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 662 (8.20%) Firewall
2 422 (5.23%) DNS
3 313 (3.88%) DHCP
4 302 (3.74%) WAN
5 267 (3.31%) LAN
6 251 (3.11%) TCP/IP
7 245 (3.04%) VPN
8 216 (2.68%) SAN
9 173 (2.14%) Skype
10 166 (2.06%) Network Security
11 138 (1.71%) Internet
12 117 (1.45%) VLAN
13 108 (1.34%) VoIP
14 90 (1.12%) Wireless
15 84 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
16 75 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
17 66 (0.82%) NetScaler
18 59 (0.73%) HTTP
19 49 (0.61%) OSPF
20 48 (0.59%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,983 (24.57%) SQL Server
2 401 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 398 (4.93%) Power BI
4 358 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
5 352 (4.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 320 (3.97%) Azure SQL Database
7 291 (3.61%) NoSQL
8 287 (3.56%) Big Data
9 226 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 224 (2.78%) MySQL
11 217 (2.69%) MongoDB
12 182 (2.26%) Relational Database
13 176 (2.18%) Data Lake
14 170 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
15 131 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
16 125 (1.55%) Hadoop
17 113 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
18 101 (1.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 90 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
20 70 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 822 (10.19%) Git (software)
2 497 (6.16%) Jenkins
3 362 (4.49%) JIRA
4 305 (3.78%) Visual Studio
5 302 (3.74%) Selenium
6 236 (2.92%) Octopus Deploy
7 219 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 201 (2.49%) TeamCity
9 173 (2.14%) SpecFlow
10 152 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
11 112 (1.39%) NUnit
12 110 (1.36%) Cucumber
13 106 (1.31%) Bitbucket
14 105 (1.30%) JMeter
15 91 (1.13%) Maven
16 90 (1.12%) GitLab
17 89 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 73 (0.90%) Subversion
19 66 (0.82%) Postman
20 65 (0.81%) SoapUI
General
1 1,155 (14.31%) Finance
2 360 (4.46%) Retail
3 218 (2.70%) Public Sector
4 139 (1.72%) Legal
5 126 (1.56%) Law
6 110 (1.36%) Marketing
7 104 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 99 (1.23%) Games
9 85 (1.05%) Telecoms
10 81 (1.00%) Banking
11 63 (0.78%) Automotive
11 63 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 50 (0.62%) Local Government
13 38 (0.47%) Advertising
14 31 (0.38%) Aerospace
14 31 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 24 (0.30%) Billing
16 23 (0.29%) Back Office
17 22 (0.27%) Electronics
18 20 (0.25%) Police
Job Titles
1 2,596 (32.17%) Developer
2 1,011 (12.53%) .NET Developer
3 808 (10.01%) Architect
4 625 (7.74%) Senior Developer
5 624 (7.73%) C# Developer
6 606 (7.51%) Software Developer
7 589 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 532 (6.59%) DevOps Engineer
9 391 (4.85%) Analyst
10 355 (4.40%) Consultant
11 344 (4.26%) Software Engineer
12 342 (4.24%) C# .NET Developer
13 341 (4.23%) Azure Engineer
14 318 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
15 314 (3.89%) Cloud Engineer
16 263 (3.26%) Senior .NET Developer
17 241 (2.99%) IT Engineer
18 232 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
19 228 (2.83%) Azure Developer
20 206 (2.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,707 (33.54%) .NET
2 1,073 (13.30%) ASP.NET
3 1,055 (13.07%) AngularJS
4 1,019 (12.63%) .NET Core
5 991 (12.28%) HTML
6 926 (11.47%) CSS
7 675 (8.36%) .NET Framework
8 669 (8.29%) React
9 559 (6.93%) ASP.NET Web API
10 555 (6.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 555 (6.88%) Web Services
11 415 (5.14%) Node.js
12 388 (4.81%) jQuery
13 366 (4.54%) REST
14 361 (4.47%) Entity Framework
15 360 (4.46%) RESTful
16 313 (3.88%) HTML5
17 257 (3.18%) Vue.js
18 246 (3.05%) JSON
19 189 (2.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 454 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 366 (4.54%) Greenfield Project
3 346 (4.29%) Public Cloud
4 315 (3.90%) Data Centre
5 235 (2.91%) User Experience
6 201 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
7 197 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 195 (2.42%) Mobile App
9 149 (1.85%) Cloud Native
10 131 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
11 120 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
12 117 (1.45%) Clustering
13 97 (1.20%) Algorithms
14 88 (1.09%) Private Cloud
15 82 (1.02%) Replication
16 78 (0.97%) Data Structures
17 73 (0.90%) Driving Licence
18 55 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
19 47 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
20 44 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,921 (23.80%) Windows
2 1,042 (12.91%) Windows Server
3 902 (11.18%) Linux
4 332 (4.11%) Windows 10
5 323 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 298 (3.69%) Windows Server 2016
7 159 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 126 (1.56%) Windows Server 2019
9 123 (1.52%) Windows 7
10 122 (1.51%) Unix
11 103 (1.28%) Android
12 99 (1.23%) Apple iOS
13 82 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 67 (0.83%) Windows 8
15 54 (0.67%) CentOS
16 53 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
17 40 (0.50%) Ubuntu
18 36 (0.45%) Mac OS
19 33 (0.41%) Debian
20 29 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,912 (36.08%) Agile Software Development
2 2,329 (28.86%) DevOps
3 1,103 (13.67%) MVC
4 940 (11.65%) Scrum
5 817 (10.12%) Software Engineering
6 797 (9.88%) TDD
7 771 (9.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 720 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
9 693 (8.59%) Test Automation
10 667 (8.27%) Microservices
11 633 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
12 600 (7.43%) ITIL
13 573 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
14 525 (6.51%) Mentoring
15 504 (6.25%) Migration
16 486 (6.02%) Analytics
17 416 (5.15%) SDLC
18 376 (4.66%) Project Delivery
19 373 (4.62%) BDD
20 346 (4.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2,773 (34.36%) C#
2 2,364 (29.29%) SQL
3 1,758 (21.78%) JavaScript
4 970 (12.02%) Python
5 934 (11.57%) PowerShell
6 645 (7.99%) Java
7 406 (5.03%) TypeScript
8 405 (5.02%) T-SQL
9 317 (3.93%) Bash Shell
10 165 (2.04%) Ruby
11 159 (1.97%) PHP
12 113 (1.40%) C++
13 102 (1.26%) R
14 97 (1.20%) C
15 90 (1.12%) Scala
16 88 (1.09%) VB.NET
17 80 (0.99%) Go
18 73 (0.90%) Perl
19 65 (0.81%) Shell Script
20 60 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 631 (7.82%) Degree
2 466 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 247 (3.06%) Security Cleared
4 228 (2.83%) MCSE
5 212 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 196 (2.43%) MCSA
7 163 (2.02%) CCNA
8 162 (2.01%) SC Cleared
9 153 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
10 91 (1.13%) CISSP
11 88 (1.09%) TOGAF Certification
12 70 (0.87%) CCNP
12 70 (0.87%) DV Cleared
12 70 (0.87%) ISTQB
13 65 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 59 (0.73%) PhD
15 56 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
15 56 (0.69%) MCP
16 51 (0.63%) CISM
17 50 (0.62%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (3.98%) QA
2 219 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 199 (2.47%) SLA
4 107 (1.33%) GDPR
5 99 (1.23%) PCI DSS
6 52 (0.64%) NIST
7 37 (0.46%) Data Quality
8 31 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 28 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 27 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 24 (0.30%) NCSC
12 22 (0.27%) BS25999
13 20 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 20 (0.25%) NIST 800
14 18 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
15 12 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 11 (0.14%) PMO
17 10 (0.12%) JSP 440
18 6 (0.074%) COBIT
19 5 (0.062%) AICPA
System Software
1 1,314 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 898 (11.13%) Docker
3 713 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 564 (6.99%) Hyper-V
5 159 (1.97%) vSphere
6 116 (1.44%) XenApp
7 101 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
8 97 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
9 84 (1.04%) XenDesktop
10 46 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
11 29 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
12 27 (0.33%) Firmware
12 27 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
13 24 (0.30%) BitLocker
14 22 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 21 (0.26%) NFS
16 18 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
17 17 (0.21%) vCloud
18 16 (0.20%) VirtualBox
19 15 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 747 (9.26%) Kubernetes
2 450 (5.58%) Terraform
3 385 (4.77%) Ansible
4 369 (4.57%) SCCM
5 284 (3.52%) Puppet
6 222 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
7 213 (2.64%) Microsoft Intune
8 102 (1.26%) SCOM
9 91 (1.13%) WSUS
10 53 (0.66%) Backup Exec
11 48 (0.59%) Packer
12 46 (0.57%) Grafana
13 45 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
13 45 (0.56%) Kibana
14 38 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
15 34 (0.42%) Prometheus
16 32 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
17 28 (0.35%) logstash
18 27 (0.33%) Nagios
19 26 (0.32%) Rancher
Vendors
1 3,391 (42.02%) Microsoft
2 1,099 (13.62%) VMware
3 509 (6.31%) Cisco
4 490 (6.07%) Google
5 347 (4.30%) Citrix
6 342 (4.24%) Oracle
7 190 (2.35%) HP
8 173 (2.14%) IBM
9 172 (2.13%) Xamarin
10 159 (1.97%) Veeam
11 119 (1.47%) Databricks
12 112 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
13 111 (1.38%) Meraki
14 110 (1.36%) Dell
14 110 (1.36%) Tableau
15 107 (1.33%) NetApp
16 96 (1.19%) Red Hat
17 90 (1.12%) Splunk
18 76 (0.94%) CheckPoint
19 72 (0.89%) SAP