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

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
26 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 6 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +6
Permanent jobs citing Azure 31,673 18,436 15,476
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 19.26% 19.89% 16.90%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.58% 47.34% 47.63%
Number of salaries quoted 18,818 15,206 12,831
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £43,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% - -
75th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 74,382 38,945 32,492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 45.24% 42.01% 35.47%
Number of salaries quoted 38,358 30,682 26,705
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £92,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 26 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Azure in the UK

Azure
Top 19 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 26 May 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
England -1 26,943 £62,500 +8.70% 3,239
Work from Home -3 14,617 £62,500 +8.70% 1,434
UK excluding London 0 14,372 £55,000 +10.00% 2,176
London -2 13,596 £75,000 +7.14% 1,213
South East -2 4,176 £59,000 +7.27% 534
North of England 0 3,823 £52,500 +5.00% 600
Midlands 0 2,209 £52,500 +5.00% 424
North West 0 2,118 £55,000 +8.91% 318
South West -1 1,559 £50,000 +3.09% 204
West Midlands -1 1,484 £54,713 +4.22% 249
Yorkshire -1 1,435 £52,500 +5.00% 184
East of England +1 1,101 £55,000 - 240
Scotland -1 1,082 £55,000 +10.00% 124
East Midlands +2 684 £52,500 +16.67% 173
Wales 0 407 £47,500 +5.56% 37
North East -1 268 £42,500 -5.56% 100
Northern Ireland +9 109 £47,500 +26.67% 16
Isle of Man +16 1 £90,000 +157.14% 2
Channel Islands -8 1 £85,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 with a requirement for Azure.

1 14,665 (46.30%) AWS
2 13,823 (43.64%) Agile
3 12,441 (39.28%) DevOps
4 10,592 (33.44%) Microsoft
5 8,718 (27.53%) SQL
6 8,111 (25.61%) CI/CD
7 7,876 (24.87%) .NET
8 7,672 (24.22%) C#
9 7,535 (23.79%) Python
10 7,393 (23.34%) Finance
11 7,163 (22.62%) GCP
12 7,091 (22.39%) Social Skills
13 6,509 (20.55%) Kubernetes
14 6,453 (20.37%) JavaScript
15 6,089 (19.22%) Docker
16 5,810 (18.34%) Software Engineering
17 5,505 (17.38%) SQL Server
18 5,501 (17.37%) Java
19 5,367 (16.95%) Windows
20 5,025 (15.87%) Git (software)
21 4,923 (15.54%) Microservices
22 4,724 (14.91%) Terraform
23 4,717 (14.89%) React
24 4,564 (14.41%) Scrum
25 4,400 (13.89%) Microsoft 365
26 4,320 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
27 3,947 (12.46%) Analytics
28 3,906 (12.33%) Linux
29 3,764 (11.88%) Active Directory
30 3,717 (11.74%) Test Automation

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 1,584 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1,113 (3.51%) Apache Spark
3 782 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
4 750 (2.37%) IIS
5 630 (1.99%) Confluence
6 600 (1.89%) Apache
7 532 (1.68%) MS Exchange
8 380 (1.20%) CMS
9 364 (1.15%) Apache Airflow
10 348 (1.10%) Umbraco
11 272 (0.86%) Tomcat
12 208 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 180 (0.57%) JBoss
14 172 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 141 (0.45%) GeoServer
16 138 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
17 119 (0.38%) nginx
18 96 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
19 91 (0.29%) Headless CMS
20 87 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 808 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
2 387 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 209 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 174 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 97 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 73 (0.23%) Chatbot
7 22 (0.069%) Campfire
8 18 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.041%) Adobe XD
10 11 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 11 (0.035%) Sketch
11 10 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
11 10 (0.032%) Photoshop
12 9 (0.028%) AutoCAD
13 6 (0.019%) InDesign
14 5 (0.016%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.016%) RoboHelp
15 4 (0.013%) EngageOne
15 4 (0.013%) FrameMaker
15 4 (0.013%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 475 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 164 (0.52%) Sentinel
3 80 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 72 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 69 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 60 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
7 51 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
8 49 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
9 44 (0.14%) R3 Corda
10 32 (0.10%) Maximo
11 30 (0.095%) Magento
11 30 (0.095%) Oracle EBS R12
12 28 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
13 26 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
13 26 (0.082%) SAP S/4HANA
14 25 (0.079%) JDE OneWorld
15 17 (0.054%) Oracle Payables
16 16 (0.051%) SAP ERP
17 15 (0.047%) Sage 200
17 15 (0.047%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 14,665 (46.30%) AWS
2 7,163 (22.62%) GCP
3 4,400 (13.89%) Microsoft 365
4 2,946 (9.30%) Serverless
5 2,805 (8.86%) SaaS
6 2,572 (8.12%) Power Platform
7 2,442 (7.71%) PaaS
8 1,957 (6.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 1,702 (5.37%) GitHub
10 1,638 (5.17%) IaaS
11 1,319 (4.16%) Azure Data Factory
12 1,117 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
13 1,007 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
14 918 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
15 868 (2.74%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 780 (2.46%) Dynamics 365
17 767 (2.42%) Azure Service Bus
18 728 (2.30%) Azure Functions
19 725 (2.29%) OpenShift
20 627 (1.98%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2,102 (6.64%) Firewall
2 1,360 (4.29%) DNS
3 979 (3.09%) WAN
4 883 (2.79%) DHCP
5 830 (2.62%) VPN
6 815 (2.57%) LAN
7 759 (2.40%) Internet
8 657 (2.07%) TCP/IP
9 583 (1.84%) Network Security
10 582 (1.84%) HTTP
11 449 (1.42%) SAN
12 331 (1.05%) Wireless
13 298 (0.94%) VoIP
14 289 (0.91%) VLAN
15 281 (0.89%) SSL
16 264 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
17 256 (0.81%) SD-WAN
18 174 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
19 155 (0.49%) BGP
20 153 (0.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,505 (17.38%) SQL Server
2 2,508 (7.92%) NoSQL
3 2,043 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1,901 (6.00%) Power BI
5 1,701 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
6 1,630 (5.15%) Relational Database
7 1,526 (4.82%) Big Data
8 1,515 (4.78%) Data Lake
9 1,368 (4.32%) MongoDB
10 1,311 (4.14%) MySQL
11 1,254 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 906 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
13 763 (2.41%) Hadoop
14 713 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 592 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
16 590 (1.86%) Tableau
17 499 (1.58%) Redis
18 482 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 422 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 377 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5,025 (15.87%) Git (software)
2 2,987 (9.43%) Jenkins
3 1,849 (5.84%) JIRA
4 1,001 (3.16%) Selenium
5 918 (2.90%) Maven
6 815 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 810 (2.56%) Visual Studio
8 779 (2.46%) TeamCity
9 706 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 683 (2.16%) GitLab
11 677 (2.14%) Gradle
12 503 (1.59%) Postman
13 450 (1.42%) Subversion
14 394 (1.24%) SpecFlow
15 391 (1.23%) Cypress.io
16 389 (1.23%) JUnit
17 362 (1.14%) NUnit
18 349 (1.10%) Bitbucket
18 349 (1.10%) CircleCI
19 328 (1.04%) SonarQube
General
1 7,393 (23.34%) Finance
2 7,091 (22.39%) Social Skills
3 2,700 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1,789 (5.65%) Banking
5 1,721 (5.43%) Public Sector
6 1,670 (5.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1,369 (4.32%) Retail
8 1,257 (3.97%) Manufacturing
9 1,028 (3.25%) Marketing
10 914 (2.89%) Games
11 863 (2.72%) Legal
12 846 (2.67%) Law
13 612 (1.93%) Presentation Skills
14 544 (1.72%) Organisational Skills
15 522 (1.65%) Telecoms
16 369 (1.17%) Front Office
17 327 (1.03%) Advertising
18 315 (0.99%) Documentation Skills
19 302 (0.95%) Local Government
20 292 (0.92%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 7,536 (23.79%) Developer
2 3,244 (10.24%) Software Engineer
3 2,765 (8.73%) Architect
4 2,755 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 2,047 (6.46%) Senior Developer
6 1,919 (6.06%) .NET Developer
7 1,869 (5.90%) Data Engineer
8 1,641 (5.18%) Analyst
9 1,478 (4.67%) Azure Engineer
10 1,445 (4.56%) Cloud Engineer
11 1,277 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 1,194 (3.77%) Full Stack Developer
13 1,157 (3.65%) Consultant
14 1,119 (3.53%) Software Developer
15 1,098 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
16 983 (3.10%) C# Developer
17 941 (2.97%) Senior Software Engineer
18 852 (2.69%) Java Engineer
19 790 (2.49%) Senior DevOps
20 710 (2.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,876 (24.87%) .NET
2 4,717 (14.89%) React
3 3,192 (10.08%) HTML
4 3,153 (9.95%) AngularJS
5 3,148 (9.94%) .NET Core
6 3,055 (9.65%) CSS
7 2,577 (8.14%) Node.js
8 2,545 (8.04%) ASP.NET
9 1,991 (6.29%) RESTful
10 1,966 (6.21%) .NET Framework
11 1,756 (5.54%) REST
12 1,683 (5.31%) Kafka
13 1,483 (4.68%) Spring
14 1,181 (3.73%) Web Services
15 1,108 (3.50%) JSON
16 1,071 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
17 945 (2.98%) Vue.js
18 906 (2.86%) Entity Framework
19 890 (2.81%) HTML5
20 872 (2.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1,907 (6.02%) Cloud Native
2 1,904 (6.01%) Public Cloud
3 1,656 (5.23%) User Experience
4 1,180 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
5 990 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 937 (2.96%) Data Centre
7 847 (2.67%) Mobile App
8 840 (2.65%) Management Information System
9 769 (2.43%) Algorithms
10 733 (2.31%) Life Science
11 680 (2.15%) Data Structures
12 593 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
13 577 (1.82%) IoT
14 536 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
15 455 (1.44%) Virtual Team
16 428 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
17 400 (1.26%) Private Cloud
18 303 (0.96%) Hedge funds
19 300 (0.95%) Derivative
20 299 (0.94%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5,367 (16.95%) Windows
2 3,906 (12.33%) Linux
3 2,362 (7.46%) Windows Server
4 958 (3.02%) Unix
5 860 (2.72%) Windows 10
6 497 (1.57%) Android
7 495 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 483 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
9 424 (1.34%) Windows Server 2019
10 383 (1.21%) Apple iOS
11 304 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 287 (0.91%) Ubuntu
13 205 (0.65%) CentOS
14 161 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
15 133 (0.42%) Mac OS
16 124 (0.39%) VMS
17 113 (0.36%) Mesosphere
18 78 (0.25%) Windows 7
19 57 (0.18%) Mac OS X
20 55 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13,823 (43.64%) Agile
2 12,441 (39.28%) DevOps
3 8,111 (25.61%) CI/CD
4 5,810 (18.34%) Software Engineering
5 4,923 (15.54%) Microservices
6 4,564 (14.41%) Scrum
7 4,320 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
8 3,947 (12.46%) Analytics
9 3,717 (11.74%) Test Automation
10 3,652 (11.53%) Mentoring
11 3,419 (10.79%) Full Stack Development
12 3,237 (10.22%) TDD
13 3,059 (9.66%) Infrastructure as Code
14 2,697 (8.52%) Business Intelligence
15 2,556 (8.07%) Continuous Integration
16 2,489 (7.86%) SDLC
17 2,278 (7.19%) Computer Science
18 2,205 (6.96%) Coaching
19 2,121 (6.70%) ETL
20 2,095 (6.61%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8,718 (27.53%) SQL
2 7,672 (24.22%) C#
3 7,535 (23.79%) Python
4 6,453 (20.37%) JavaScript
5 5,501 (17.37%) Java
6 3,688 (11.64%) PowerShell
7 2,325 (7.34%) TypeScript
8 1,871 (5.91%) Bash
9 1,370 (4.33%) T-SQL
10 1,310 (4.14%) Go
11 805 (2.54%) Scala
12 795 (2.51%) Ruby
13 680 (2.15%) PHP
14 585 (1.85%) Shell Script
15 555 (1.75%) C++
16 508 (1.60%) Kotlin
17 477 (1.51%) C
18 471 (1.49%) Perl
19 438 (1.38%) R
20 354 (1.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3,203 (10.11%) Degree
2 1,709 (5.40%) Security Cleared
3 1,322 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1,120 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 954 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 592 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
7 413 (1.30%) CISSP
8 323 (1.02%) MCSE
9 290 (0.92%) AWS Certification
10 281 (0.89%) CCNA
11 256 (0.81%) TOGAF Certification
12 207 (0.65%) Master's Degree
13 194 (0.61%) CCNP
14 191 (0.60%) MCSA
15 169 (0.53%) DV Cleared
16 161 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
17 157 (0.50%) ISTQB
18 154 (0.49%) ISEB
19 152 (0.48%) CISM
20 145 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,040 (6.44%) QA
2 720 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 635 (2.00%) SLA
4 601 (1.90%) GDPR
5 597 (1.88%) Data Quality
6 329 (1.04%) NIST
7 285 (0.90%) Accessibility
8 284 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
9 279 (0.88%) PCI DSS
10 141 (0.45%) GRC
11 84 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 82 (0.26%) NCSC
13 81 (0.26%) SOC 2
14 75 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 61 (0.19%) HL7
15 61 (0.19%) PMO
16 59 (0.19%) ISO 9001
17 42 (0.13%) HIPAA
18 36 (0.11%) CDISC
19 30 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6,089 (19.22%) Docker
2 3,764 (11.88%) Active Directory
3 1,552 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 869 (2.74%) Hyper-V
5 426 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
6 342 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 300 (0.95%) vSphere
8 276 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
9 140 (0.44%) XenApp
10 127 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
11 96 (0.30%) XenDesktop
12 89 (0.28%) Apache Flume
13 79 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 64 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 63 (0.20%) Firmware
16 61 (0.19%) KVM
17 60 (0.19%) BitLocker
18 52 (0.16%) VMware NSX
19 45 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 38 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6,509 (20.55%) Kubernetes
2 4,724 (14.91%) Terraform
3 2,678 (8.46%) Ansible
4 1,096 (3.46%) Puppet
5 923 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
6 864 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
7 765 (2.42%) SCCM
8 556 (1.76%) Prometheus
9 482 (1.52%) Grafana
10 264 (0.83%) Istio
11 245 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
12 244 (0.77%) Kibana
13 159 (0.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 155 (0.49%) Consul
15 148 (0.47%) ZABBIX
16 143 (0.45%) WSUS
17 142 (0.45%) logstash
17 142 (0.45%) SCOM
18 136 (0.43%) Nagios
19 123 (0.39%) Automic
Vendors
1 10,592 (33.44%) Microsoft
2 3,014 (9.52%) Google
3 2,398 (7.57%) VMware
4 1,352 (4.27%) Oracle
5 1,192 (3.76%) Databricks
6 1,191 (3.76%) Cisco
7 742 (2.34%) Citrix
8 672 (2.12%) Splunk
9 632 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
10 412 (1.30%) Red Hat
11 370 (1.17%) Veeam
12 348 (1.10%) SAP
13 346 (1.09%) ServiceNow
14 343 (1.08%) Dell
15 322 (1.02%) IBM
16 293 (0.93%) Meraki
17 275 (0.87%) HP
18 258 (0.81%) New Relic
19 256 (0.81%) Apple
20 245 (0.77%) Palo Alto