Period
to 17 September 2021

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 17 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 5 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 +9
Permanent jobs citing Azure 23,963 9,967 19,653
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 19.73% 19.54% 13.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.70% 49.90% 44.36%
Number of salaries quoted 18,405 8,326 16,234
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 52,433 19,974 44,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.16% 39.17% 31.22%
Number of salaries quoted 36,857 16,753 36,414
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 17 September 2021.

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 17 September 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
England 0 21,269 £60,000 +3.45% 4,441
UK excluding London 0 12,981 £52,500 +5.00% 3,033
London -3 8,945 £72,500 +3.57% 1,649
Work from Home +1 5,859 £60,000 +4.35% 880
South East 0 3,867 £55,000 - 651
North of England +3 3,370 £52,500 +5.00% 878
Midlands -1 2,130 £52,500 +5.00% 627
North West +5 1,744 £55,000 - 495
South West +4 1,674 £49,500 - 292
West Midlands 0 1,530 £55,000 +10.00% 397
Yorkshire +3 1,355 £50,000 +5.26% 282
Scotland +2 837 £52,500 - 179
East of England -3 739 £55,000 +10.00% 320
East Midlands +1 598 £45,000 -5.26% 230
Wales 0 343 £45,000 - 68
North East +2 279 £46,000 +6.98% 101
Northern Ireland -23 70 £36,500 -14.12% 18
Isle of Man -4 4 £40,000 +21.21% 1

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 with a requirement for Azure.

1 9,702 (40.49%) AWS
2 9,333 (38.95%) DevOps
3 8,887 (37.09%) Agile Software Development
4 8,441 (35.23%) Microsoft
5 6,600 (27.54%) SQL
6 6,503 (27.14%) C#
7 6,134 (25.60%) .NET
8 4,911 (20.49%) JavaScript
9 4,579 (19.11%) Social Skills
10 4,568 (19.06%) GCP
11 4,489 (18.73%) Kubernetes
12 4,349 (18.15%) Windows
13 4,334 (18.09%) Python
14 4,266 (17.80%) SQL Server
15 4,156 (17.34%) Docker
16 4,011 (16.74%) Microsoft 365
17 4,005 (16.71%) Finance
18 3,706 (15.47%) Microservices
19 3,500 (14.61%) Software Engineering
20 3,370 (14.06%) React
21 3,325 (13.88%) Active Directory
22 3,172 (13.24%) Terraform
23 3,086 (12.88%) Java
24 2,969 (12.39%) PowerShell
25 2,871 (11.98%) Linux
26 2,868 (11.97%) .NET Core
27 2,802 (11.69%) Git (software)
28 2,703 (11.28%) AngularJS
29 2,608 (10.88%) Scrum
30 2,607 (10.88%) VMware

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 1,423 (5.94%) SharePoint
2 649 (2.71%) Apache Spark
3 538 (2.25%) IIS
4 475 (1.98%) Apache
5 473 (1.97%) MS Exchange
6 441 (1.84%) CMS
7 411 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
8 387 (1.61%) Confluence
9 222 (0.93%) Umbraco
10 192 (0.80%) Apache Airflow
11 130 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
12 112 (0.47%) nginx
13 110 (0.46%) EPiServer
14 109 (0.45%) Tomcat
15 106 (0.44%) Kentico
16 103 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
17 100 (0.42%) GemFire
18 89 (0.37%) GeoServer
19 88 (0.37%) WordPress
20 81 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 632 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
2 260 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 83 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 57 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 38 (0.16%) Chatbot
6 34 (0.14%) Sketch
7 25 (0.10%) Figma
8 19 (0.079%) InVision
9 13 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.038%) Adobe XD
10 9 (0.038%) Photoshop
11 8 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (0.029%) Fireworks
12 7 (0.029%) Zeplin
13 5 (0.021%) AutoCAD
13 5 (0.021%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.017%) Simulink
15 3 (0.013%) Weka
Business Applications
1 333 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 121 (0.50%) Sentinel
3 65 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 50 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 46 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
6 33 (0.14%) R3 Corda
7 32 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 29 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
9 23 (0.096%) Magento
10 19 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 19 (0.079%) SAP Business One
11 18 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
12 14 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
13 13 (0.054%) Unica
14 11 (0.046%) Sage 200
15 10 (0.042%) Primavera
16 9 (0.038%) FastStats
16 9 (0.038%) Maximo
17 8 (0.033%) SAP ERP
17 8 (0.033%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9,702 (40.49%) AWS
2 4,568 (19.06%) GCP
3 4,011 (16.74%) Microsoft 365
4 2,152 (8.98%) Power Platform
5 1,999 (8.34%) SaaS
6 1,829 (7.63%) PaaS
7 1,692 (7.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 1,687 (7.04%) Serverless
9 1,547 (6.46%) IaaS
10 916 (3.82%) GitHub
11 841 (3.51%) Azure Data Factory
12 711 (2.97%) Dynamics 365
13 634 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
14 556 (2.32%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 526 (2.20%) PowerApps
16 516 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
17 505 (2.11%) Azure Service Bus
18 493 (2.06%) Azure Functions
19 491 (2.05%) OpenShift
20 403 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,678 (7.00%) Firewall
2 1,030 (4.30%) DNS
3 730 (3.05%) DHCP
4 706 (2.95%) VPN
5 640 (2.67%) WAN
6 603 (2.52%) LAN
7 532 (2.22%) TCP/IP
8 465 (1.94%) SAN
9 407 (1.70%) Network Security
10 351 (1.46%) HTTP
11 332 (1.39%) VLAN
12 311 (1.30%) Internet
13 216 (0.90%) Wireless
14 204 (0.85%) VoIP
14 204 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
15 154 (0.64%) Unified Communications
16 136 (0.57%) Skype
17 134 (0.56%) SSL
18 124 (0.52%) MPLS
19 107 (0.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,266 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 1,716 (7.16%) Power BI
3 1,540 (6.43%) NoSQL
4 1,508 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
5 1,037 (4.33%) Big Data
6 1,035 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
7 987 (4.12%) Relational Database
8 889 (3.71%) Azure SQL Database
9 887 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 867 (3.62%) Data Lake
11 854 (3.56%) MySQL
12 839 (3.50%) MongoDB
13 682 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 520 (2.17%) Hadoop
15 507 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 434 (1.81%) Redis
17 416 (1.74%) Tableau
18 273 (1.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 268 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 252 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2,802 (11.69%) Git (software)
2 2,121 (8.85%) Jenkins
3 1,075 (4.49%) JIRA
4 687 (2.87%) Selenium
5 665 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 651 (2.72%) TeamCity
7 612 (2.55%) Visual Studio
8 529 (2.21%) GitLab
9 495 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 389 (1.62%) Cypress.io
11 310 (1.29%) JUnit
12 305 (1.27%) Cucumber
13 288 (1.20%) SpecFlow
14 282 (1.18%) Postman
15 273 (1.14%) JMeter
16 271 (1.13%) SonarQube
17 262 (1.09%) NUnit
18 250 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
19 244 (1.02%) Maven
20 242 (1.01%) Artifactory
General
1 4,579 (19.11%) Social Skills
2 4,005 (16.71%) Finance
3 1,368 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 890 (3.71%) Retail
5 865 (3.61%) Banking
6 821 (3.43%) Public Sector
7 602 (2.51%) Marketing
8 578 (2.41%) Law
9 518 (2.16%) Presentation Skills
10 414 (1.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 403 (1.68%) Organisational Skills
12 388 (1.62%) Manufacturing
13 384 (1.60%) Legal
14 294 (1.23%) Telecoms
15 283 (1.18%) Front Office
16 269 (1.12%) Advertising
17 259 (1.08%) Games
18 221 (0.92%) Influencing Skills
19 175 (0.73%) Electronics
20 169 (0.71%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6,561 (27.38%) Developer
2 2,617 (10.92%) Architect
3 1,962 (8.19%) .NET Developer
4 1,837 (7.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 1,605 (6.70%) Senior Developer
6 1,565 (6.53%) Azure Engineer
7 1,512 (6.31%) Software Engineer
8 1,226 (5.12%) C# Developer
9 1,173 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1,113 (4.64%) Analyst
11 1,108 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
12 1,033 (4.31%) Consultant
13 986 (4.11%) Software Developer
14 955 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
15 945 (3.94%) Data Engineer
16 932 (3.89%) Full Stack Developer
17 675 (2.82%) C# .NET Developer
18 658 (2.75%) Support Engineer
19 633 (2.64%) Azure Architect
20 613 (2.56%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,134 (25.60%) .NET
2 3,370 (14.06%) React
3 2,868 (11.97%) .NET Core
4 2,703 (11.28%) AngularJS
5 2,148 (8.96%) CSS
6 2,010 (8.39%) HTML
7 1,774 (7.40%) Web Services
8 1,675 (6.99%) Node.js
9 1,606 (6.70%) ASP.NET
10 1,519 (6.34%) .NET Framework
11 1,404 (5.86%) REST
12 1,225 (5.11%) RESTful
13 968 (4.04%) Spring
14 943 (3.94%) Kafka
15 912 (3.81%) ASP.NET Web API
16 893 (3.73%) Vue.js
17 772 (3.22%) JSON
18 670 (2.80%) HTML5
19 657 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
20 624 (2.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1,381 (5.76%) Public Cloud
2 1,094 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
3 905 (3.78%) Data Centre
4 891 (3.72%) Cloud Native
5 886 (3.70%) User Experience
6 696 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
7 549 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 544 (2.27%) Management Information System
9 435 (1.82%) Mobile App
10 407 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
11 353 (1.47%) Algorithms
12 332 (1.39%) Virtual Team
13 306 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
14 283 (1.18%) Private Cloud
15 266 (1.11%) Data Structures
16 228 (0.95%) Legacy Systems
17 223 (0.93%) Derivative
18 222 (0.93%) Clustering
19 218 (0.91%) Hedge funds
20 198 (0.83%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4,349 (18.15%) Windows
2 2,871 (11.98%) Linux
3 2,066 (8.62%) Windows Server
4 783 (3.27%) Windows 10
5 579 (2.42%) Unix
6 523 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 402 (1.68%) Windows Server 2016
8 394 (1.64%) Windows Server 2019
9 372 (1.55%) Android
10 339 (1.41%) Apple iOS
11 233 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 217 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 190 (0.79%) Ubuntu
14 179 (0.75%) CentOS
15 137 (0.57%) Mac OS
16 128 (0.53%) VMS
17 96 (0.40%) Windows 7
18 63 (0.26%) Mac OS X
19 49 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
20 42 (0.18%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,333 (38.95%) DevOps
2 8,887 (37.09%) Agile Software Development
3 3,706 (15.47%) Microservices
4 3,500 (14.61%) Software Engineering
5 2,608 (10.88%) Scrum
6 2,497 (10.42%) Analytics
7 2,367 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
8 2,350 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
9 2,308 (9.63%) Full Stack Development
10 2,261 (9.44%) TDD
11 2,110 (8.81%) Infrastructure as Code
12 2,001 (8.35%) Mentoring
13 1,937 (8.08%) Test Automation
14 1,771 (7.39%) Migration
15 1,673 (6.98%) MVC
16 1,593 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
17 1,578 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 1,491 (6.22%) SDLC
19 1,388 (5.79%) ITIL
20 1,332 (5.56%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 6,600 (27.54%) SQL
2 6,503 (27.14%) C#
3 4,911 (20.49%) JavaScript
4 4,334 (18.09%) Python
5 3,086 (12.88%) Java
6 2,969 (12.39%) PowerShell
7 1,606 (6.70%) TypeScript
8 1,199 (5.00%) Bash Shell
9 908 (3.79%) T-SQL
10 766 (3.20%) Go
11 570 (2.38%) Scala
12 558 (2.33%) Ruby
13 526 (2.20%) C++
14 515 (2.15%) PHP
15 391 (1.63%) Kotlin
16 300 (1.25%) R
17 288 (1.20%) C
18 259 (1.08%) Shell Script
19 247 (1.03%) Groovy
20 212 (0.88%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2,019 (8.43%) Degree
2 1,324 (5.53%) Security Cleared
3 1,023 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 798 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 575 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 446 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
7 268 (1.12%) CISSP
8 263 (1.10%) CCNA
9 245 (1.02%) MCSE
10 233 (0.97%) Master's Degree
11 196 (0.82%) MCSA
12 148 (0.62%) CISM
13 141 (0.59%) CCNP
14 134 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
15 130 (0.54%) OCP
16 124 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
17 116 (0.48%) AWS Certification
18 105 (0.44%) ISEB
19 93 (0.39%) ISTQB
20 90 (0.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,301 (5.43%) QA
2 514 (2.14%) SLA
3 478 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 475 (1.98%) GDPR
5 313 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 216 (0.90%) Accessibility
7 197 (0.82%) PCI DSS
8 193 (0.81%) NIST
9 160 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
10 89 (0.37%) GRC
11 68 (0.28%) PMO
12 53 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 49 (0.20%) COBIT
14 47 (0.20%) NCSC
15 42 (0.18%) WCAG
16 31 (0.13%) ISO 9001
17 30 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 24 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 24 (0.10%) SOC 2
19 20 (0.083%) ITGC
System Software
1 4,156 (17.34%) Docker
2 3,325 (13.88%) Active Directory
3 1,672 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,029 (4.29%) Hyper-V
5 325 (1.36%) vSphere
6 292 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
7 247 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
8 175 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
9 142 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 141 (0.59%) XenApp
11 112 (0.47%) HDFS
12 72 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
13 61 (0.25%) BitLocker
13 61 (0.25%) VirtualBox
14 56 (0.23%) VMware NSX
15 36 (0.15%) NFS
16 34 (0.14%) KVM
17 26 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 25 (0.10%) Firmware
19 21 (0.088%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 4,489 (18.73%) Kubernetes
2 3,172 (13.24%) Terraform
3 1,821 (7.60%) Ansible
4 1,086 (4.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 848 (3.54%) Puppet
6 727 (3.03%) SCCM
7 660 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
8 476 (1.99%) Grafana
9 403 (1.68%) Prometheus
10 240 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
11 235 (0.98%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 130 (0.54%) Packer
13 125 (0.52%) WSUS
14 123 (0.51%) Istio
15 116 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
15 116 (0.48%) SCOM
16 101 (0.42%) Consul
17 94 (0.39%) Kibana
17 94 (0.39%) Nagios
18 92 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 8,441 (35.23%) Microsoft
2 2,607 (10.88%) VMware
3 1,892 (7.90%) Google
4 1,158 (4.83%) Oracle
5 966 (4.03%) Cisco
6 765 (3.19%) Citrix
7 697 (2.91%) Databricks
8 422 (1.76%) SAP
9 348 (1.45%) Veeam
10 341 (1.42%) Splunk
11 327 (1.36%) IBM
12 325 (1.36%) Red Hat
13 290 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
14 273 (1.14%) Apple
15 239 (1.00%) HP
16 232 (0.97%) ServiceNow
17 215 (0.90%) NetApp
18 212 (0.88%) Meraki
19 205 (0.86%) Dell
20 200 (0.83%) Adobe