Period
to 15 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 15 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 9 19
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 +24
Permanent jobs citing Azure 11,485 19,224 16,265
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 18.49% 13.55% 9.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.66% 44.31% 39.68%
Number of salaries quoted 10,632 17,200 14,371
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +7.04%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 23,127 43,389 40,991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.24% 30.59% 24.17%
Number of salaries quoted 18,922 35,277 33,247
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the UK

Azure
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure.

Salary trend for Azure in the UK

Azure
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure over the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Azure in the UK

Azure
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the UK over the 6 months to 15 August 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
England +4 10,507 £57,500 +2.68% 1,719
UK excluding London +6 6,204 £50,000 - 1,271
London +3 4,849 £69,250 +2.59% 581
South East +7 1,977 £55,000 +4.76% 308
North of England +4 1,524 £50,000 +5.26% 358
Work from Home 0 1,251 £57,500 -8.00% 307
Midlands +3 987 £50,000 - 212
North West +7 843 £53,500 +10.31% 208
West Midlands +2 683 £50,000 -4.76% 136
South West +6 602 £48,000 +6.67% 135
Yorkshire +4 556 £47,500 +1.06% 105
East of England +4 520 £50,000 +5.26% 125
Scotland +4 367 £52,500 +16.67% 85
East Midlands +2 301 £47,500 +5.56% 75
Wales +8 183 £45,000 +5.88% 36
North East 0 125 £43,000 +2.38% 45
Northern Ireland +15 71 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Isle of Man 0 2 £33,000 -40.00%

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 with a requirement for Azure.

1 4,572 (39.81%) AWS
2 4,395 (38.27%) Microsoft
3 4,140 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3,731 (32.49%) DevOps
5 3,634 (31.64%) .NET
6 3,537 (30.80%) C#
7 3,233 (28.15%) SQL
8 2,672 (23.27%) SQL Server
9 2,544 (22.15%) Windows
10 2,382 (20.74%) JavaScript
11 2,268 (19.75%) Finance
12 1,998 (17.40%) Office 365
13 1,979 (17.23%) Python
14 1,758 (15.31%) Active Directory
15 1,649 (14.36%) Microservices
16 1,627 (14.17%) .NET Core
17 1,596 (13.90%) Docker
18 1,592 (13.86%) GCP
19 1,562 (13.60%) Kubernetes
20 1,554 (13.53%) AngularJS
21 1,482 (12.90%) VMware
22 1,454 (12.66%) PowerShell
23 1,441 (12.55%) Scrum
24 1,433 (12.48%) Java
25 1,412 (12.29%) ASP.NET
26 1,314 (11.44%) Software Engineering
27 1,301 (11.33%) MVC
28 1,282 (11.16%) Windows Server
29 1,232 (10.73%) Linux
30 1,218 (10.61%) TDD

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 739 (6.43%) SharePoint
2 360 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
3 338 (2.94%) IIS
4 327 (2.85%) MS Exchange
5 271 (2.36%) Apache Spark
6 243 (2.12%) Confluence
7 238 (2.07%) Apache
8 171 (1.49%) Skype for Business
9 157 (1.37%) CMS
10 141 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
11 114 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
12 101 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
13 96 (0.84%) Tomcat
14 67 (0.58%) Umbraco
15 66 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
16 62 (0.54%) NServiceBus
17 61 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
18 59 (0.51%) OpenStack
19 58 (0.51%) SAS
20 51 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 338 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 154 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.20%) Chatbot
6 20 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.026%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.026%) Sketch
10 2 (0.017%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.017%) Gliffy
10 2 (0.017%) InVision
10 2 (0.017%) SPSS
11 1 (0.009%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.009%) FileZilla
11 1 (0.009%) Mingle
11 1 (0.009%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.009%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 293 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 111 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 45 (0.39%) R3 Corda
4 35 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
5 30 (0.26%) Sentinel
6 20 (0.17%) Magento
7 16 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 11 (0.096%) NetSuite
9 8 (0.070%) Maximo
9 8 (0.070%) SDL Web 8
9 8 (0.070%) Shopify
10 7 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (0.052%) Elite 3E
11 6 (0.052%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 5 (0.044%) Carpe Diem
12 5 (0.044%) Eikon
13 4 (0.035%) FastStats
13 4 (0.035%) Oracle ERP
13 4 (0.035%) PeopleSoft HCM
13 4 (0.035%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 4,572 (39.81%) AWS
2 1,998 (17.40%) Office 365
3 1,592 (13.86%) GCP
4 970 (8.45%) PaaS
5 967 (8.42%) SaaS
6 833 (7.25%) Power Platform
7 831 (7.24%) IaaS
8 676 (5.89%) Azure Active Directory
9 492 (4.28%) Serverless
10 349 (3.04%) Dynamics 365
11 315 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
12 286 (2.49%) Azure Data Factory
13 206 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
14 198 (1.72%) GitHub
15 191 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
16 161 (1.40%) Azure Functions
17 150 (1.31%) PowerApps
18 139 (1.21%) Logic Apps
19 136 (1.18%) OpenShift
20 134 (1.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 886 (7.71%) Firewall
2 532 (4.63%) DNS
3 434 (3.78%) WAN
4 391 (3.40%) VPN
5 387 (3.37%) LAN
6 354 (3.08%) DHCP
7 311 (2.71%) TCP/IP
8 304 (2.65%) Skype
9 262 (2.28%) SAN
10 254 (2.21%) Internet
11 251 (2.19%) Network Security
12 160 (1.39%) VoIP
13 152 (1.32%) Wireless
14 130 (1.13%) HTTP
15 127 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
16 106 (0.92%) NetScaler
17 97 (0.84%) VLAN
18 83 (0.72%) MPLS
19 81 (0.71%) Unified Communications
20 79 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,672 (23.27%) SQL Server
2 717 (6.24%) Power BI
3 693 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
4 660 (5.75%) NoSQL
5 550 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 547 (4.76%) MongoDB
7 497 (4.33%) Azure SQL Database
8 486 (4.23%) Big Data
9 423 (3.68%) MySQL
10 418 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 376 (3.27%) Data Lake
12 344 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 303 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
14 295 (2.57%) Hadoop
15 247 (2.15%) Relational Database
16 223 (1.94%) SQL Server 2019
17 197 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
18 182 (1.58%) Cosmos DB
19 178 (1.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 165 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,211 (10.54%) Git (software)
2 781 (6.80%) Jenkins
3 481 (4.19%) JIRA
4 397 (3.46%) Visual Studio
5 365 (3.18%) Selenium
6 343 (2.99%) TeamCity
7 342 (2.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 264 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 210 (1.83%) SpecFlow
10 203 (1.77%) GitLab
11 169 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
12 155 (1.35%) NUnit
13 141 (1.23%) Bitbucket
14 139 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 122 (1.06%) Artifactory
16 103 (0.90%) Cucumber
17 93 (0.81%) Maven
18 87 (0.76%) JMeter
19 74 (0.64%) Postman
20 70 (0.61%) Cypress.io
General
1 2,268 (19.75%) Finance
2 507 (4.41%) Banking
3 364 (3.17%) Retail
4 257 (2.24%) Public Sector
5 236 (2.05%) Law
6 233 (2.03%) Marketing
7 214 (1.86%) Front Office
8 208 (1.81%) Games
9 167 (1.45%) Telecoms
10 166 (1.45%) Legal
11 143 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 108 (0.94%) Advertising
12 108 (0.94%) Back Office
13 93 (0.81%) Investment Banking
14 56 (0.49%) Local Government
15 49 (0.43%) Publishing
16 38 (0.33%) Aerospace
17 36 (0.31%) Financial Institution
17 36 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 29 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3,505 (30.52%) Developer
2 1,389 (12.09%) .NET Developer
3 1,210 (10.54%) Architect
4 879 (7.65%) DevOps Engineer
5 806 (7.02%) C# Developer
6 757 (6.59%) Senior Developer
7 687 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 648 (5.64%) Azure Engineer
9 595 (5.18%) Consultant
10 577 (5.02%) Analyst
11 543 (4.73%) Software Developer
12 538 (4.68%) C# .NET Developer
13 513 (4.47%) Cloud Engineer
14 466 (4.06%) Software Engineer
15 455 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
16 378 (3.29%) Data Engineer
17 351 (3.06%) Full Stack Developer
18 347 (3.02%) Cloud Architect
19 338 (2.94%) Azure Developer
20 293 (2.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,634 (31.64%) .NET
2 1,627 (14.17%) .NET Core
3 1,554 (13.53%) AngularJS
4 1,412 (12.29%) ASP.NET
5 1,176 (10.24%) React
6 1,135 (9.88%) HTML
7 1,036 (9.02%) CSS
8 987 (8.59%) .NET Framework
8 987 (8.59%) Web Services
9 898 (7.82%) ASP.NET Web API
10 766 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 721 (6.28%) Node.js
12 564 (4.91%) Entity Framework
12 564 (4.91%) REST
13 538 (4.68%) Vue.js
14 500 (4.35%) RESTful
15 411 (3.58%) HTML5
15 411 (3.58%) jQuery
16 328 (2.86%) JSON
17 286 (2.49%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 661 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 658 (5.73%) Greenfield Project
3 591 (5.15%) Public Cloud
4 437 (3.80%) Data Centre
5 333 (2.90%) Cloud Native
6 309 (2.69%) Management Information System
7 287 (2.50%) User Experience
8 265 (2.31%) Hedge funds
9 219 (1.91%) Mobile App
10 205 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
11 201 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
12 189 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
13 167 (1.45%) Private Cloud
14 164 (1.43%) Derivative
15 155 (1.35%) Fixed Income
16 147 (1.28%) Algorithms
17 138 (1.20%) Data Structures
18 127 (1.11%) Clustering
19 121 (1.05%) Equities
20 111 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2,544 (22.15%) Windows
2 1,282 (11.16%) Windows Server
3 1,232 (10.73%) Linux
4 459 (4.00%) Windows 10
5 395 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 347 (3.02%) Windows Server 2016
7 259 (2.26%) Unix
8 220 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 145 (1.26%) Android
10 143 (1.25%) Windows 7
11 135 (1.18%) Windows Server 2019
12 131 (1.14%) Apple iOS
13 104 (0.91%) CentOS
14 97 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 61 (0.53%) Ubuntu
16 44 (0.38%) Windows 8
17 40 (0.35%) Mac OS X
18 38 (0.33%) Mac OS
18 38 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
19 31 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,140 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
2 3,731 (32.49%) DevOps
3 1,649 (14.36%) Microservices
4 1,441 (12.55%) Scrum
5 1,314 (11.44%) Software Engineering
6 1,301 (11.33%) MVC
7 1,218 (10.61%) TDD
8 1,060 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
9 976 (8.50%) Analytics
10 939 (8.18%) Test Automation
11 938 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
12 880 (7.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 873 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
14 815 (7.10%) Mentoring
15 813 (7.08%) Migration
16 769 (6.70%) Fintech
17 729 (6.35%) ITIL
18 684 (5.96%) BDD
19 521 (4.54%) SDLC
20 495 (4.31%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 3,537 (30.80%) C#
2 3,233 (28.15%) SQL
3 2,382 (20.74%) JavaScript
4 1,979 (17.23%) Python
5 1,454 (12.66%) PowerShell
6 1,433 (12.48%) Java
7 672 (5.85%) TypeScript
8 538 (4.68%) T-SQL
9 410 (3.57%) Bash Shell
10 264 (2.30%) R
11 244 (2.12%) Ruby
12 232 (2.02%) Go
13 224 (1.95%) Scala
14 204 (1.78%) PHP
15 195 (1.70%) C++
16 167 (1.45%) C
17 116 (1.01%) Kotlin
18 108 (0.94%) Perl
19 98 (0.85%) Shell Script
20 96 (0.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 918 (7.99%) Degree
2 551 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 315 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
4 285 (2.48%) MCSE
5 276 (2.40%) Security Cleared
6 261 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 211 (1.84%) CCNA
8 197 (1.72%) MCSA
9 189 (1.65%) SC Cleared
10 173 (1.51%) CISSP
11 110 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
12 108 (0.94%) CISM
13 104 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 89 (0.77%) CCNP
15 76 (0.66%) AWS Certification
15 76 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
16 71 (0.62%) DV Cleared
17 57 (0.50%) PhD
18 55 (0.48%) MCP
19 52 (0.45%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 411 (3.58%) QA
2 300 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 261 (2.27%) SLA
4 204 (1.78%) GDPR
5 114 (0.99%) NIST
6 90 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 85 (0.74%) Data Quality
8 48 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 44 (0.38%) NIST 800
10 32 (0.28%) NCSC
11 26 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 26 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 21 (0.18%) BS25999
12 21 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
12 21 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 20 (0.17%) COBIT
14 18 (0.16%) ISO 9001
15 16 (0.14%) PMO
16 10 (0.087%) JSP 440
17 8 (0.070%) GxP
System Software
1 1,758 (15.31%) Active Directory
2 1,596 (13.90%) Docker
3 906 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 669 (5.82%) Hyper-V
5 227 (1.98%) vSphere
6 160 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
7 153 (1.33%) XenApp
8 149 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
9 105 (0.91%) XenDesktop
10 59 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
11 56 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
12 38 (0.33%) VMware NSX
13 31 (0.27%) HDFS
14 28 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
15 27 (0.24%) vCloud
16 26 (0.23%) BitLocker
17 25 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
18 24 (0.21%) NFS
19 23 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 22 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1,562 (13.60%) Kubernetes
2 950 (8.27%) Terraform
3 764 (6.65%) Ansible
4 472 (4.11%) SCCM
5 460 (4.01%) Puppet
6 382 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 370 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
8 115 (1.00%) Grafana
9 104 (0.91%) SCOM
10 89 (0.77%) Prometheus
11 86 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
12 84 (0.73%) WSUS
13 78 (0.68%) SCVMM
14 76 (0.66%) Kibana
15 69 (0.60%) Nagios
16 62 (0.54%) Backup Exec
17 56 (0.49%) Packer
18 51 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
19 47 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
20 45 (0.39%) Consul
Vendors
1 4,395 (38.27%) Microsoft
2 1,482 (12.90%) VMware
3 931 (8.11%) Google
4 736 (6.41%) Cisco
5 597 (5.20%) Oracle
6 508 (4.42%) Citrix
7 273 (2.38%) Databricks
8 238 (2.07%) HP
9 223 (1.94%) SAP
10 214 (1.86%) Tableau
11 207 (1.80%) IBM
12 160 (1.39%) Dell
13 158 (1.38%) Red Hat
14 152 (1.32%) Meraki
15 144 (1.25%) Veeam
16 135 (1.18%) Xamarin
17 134 (1.17%) CheckPoint
18 131 (1.14%) Splunk
19 120 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
20 118 (1.03%) Palo Alto