Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 6 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 +12
Permanent jobs citing Azure 16,890 17,953 17,921
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 20.05% 16.53% 12.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.68% 47.34% 43.35%
Number of salaries quoted 14,165 14,956 14,584
10th Percentile £35,457 £33,750 £33,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £87,500
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 34,696 37,924 41,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.18% 34.92% 27.84%
Number of salaries quoted 28,442 31,212 33,443
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 21 April 2021.

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 21 April 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 +3 15,079 £57,500 - 3,483
UK excluding London +5 9,646 £50,000 - 2,457
London +2 5,977 £70,000 +3.70% 1,199
Work from Home +1 3,922 £58,141 -3.10% 766
South East +5 2,871 £55,000 - 592
North of England +5 2,435 £50,000 - 734
Midlands +1 1,636 £50,000 - 445
South West +6 1,228 £49,500 +4.21% 262
West Midlands +1 1,126 £50,000 - 303
Yorkshire +5 1,110 £48,000 -4.00% 251
North West +3 1,083 £50,000 - 401
Scotland +5 691 £50,000 - 104
East of England -1 505 £53,000 +6.00% 226
East Midlands +2 500 £45,000 -5.26% 141
Wales +6 261 £45,000 +3.79% 69
North East +13 247 £45,000 +7.52% 82
Northern Ireland -10 42 £37,500 -7.41% 24
Channel Islands - 3 - - 1
Isle of Man -10 2 £35,000 +6.06% 2

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 6,340 (37.54%) AWS
2 6,266 (37.10%) DevOps
3 6,106 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
4 6,096 (36.09%) Microsoft
5 4,912 (29.08%) C#
6 4,855 (28.74%) SQL
7 4,744 (28.09%) .NET
8 3,689 (21.84%) JavaScript
9 3,420 (20.25%) Windows
10 3,247 (19.22%) SQL Server
11 2,822 (16.71%) Microsoft 365
12 2,786 (16.49%) Kubernetes
13 2,687 (15.91%) GCP
14 2,682 (15.88%) Python
15 2,655 (15.72%) Docker
16 2,637 (15.61%) Finance
17 2,617 (15.49%) Active Directory
18 2,272 (13.45%) PowerShell
19 2,193 (12.98%) .NET Core
20 2,171 (12.85%) Microservices
21 2,129 (12.61%) Software Engineering
22 2,083 (12.33%) VMware
23 2,066 (12.23%) Terraform
24 2,005 (11.87%) AngularJS
25 1,863 (11.03%) Linux
26 1,854 (10.98%) React
27 1,846 (10.93%) Java
28 1,809 (10.71%) Scrum
29 1,807 (10.70%) Windows Server
30 1,764 (10.44%) CSS

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 1,104 (6.54%) SharePoint
2 437 (2.59%) MS Exchange
3 412 (2.44%) IIS
4 391 (2.31%) Apache Spark
5 321 (1.90%) Confluence
6 253 (1.50%) Apache
7 249 (1.47%) CMS
8 225 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
9 132 (0.78%) Umbraco
10 91 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
11 84 (0.50%) NServiceBus
12 81 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
13 71 (0.42%) OpenStack
13 71 (0.42%) WordPress
14 70 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
15 65 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
16 63 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
16 63 (0.37%) EPiServer
16 63 (0.37%) Skype for Business
17 62 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 444 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 200 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 46 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 44 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 29 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 18 (0.11%) Sketch
8 15 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 11 (0.065%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.059%) InVision
11 8 (0.047%) SPSS
12 7 (0.041%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.036%) Revit
14 5 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
15 4 (0.024%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.024%) Zeplin
16 3 (0.018%) Adobe XD
16 3 (0.018%) Figma
Business Applications
1 290 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 47 (0.28%) Sentinel
4 36 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 31 (0.18%) R3 Corda
6 26 (0.15%) Magento
7 21 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 20 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 18 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
9 18 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
10 14 (0.083%) nopCommerce
10 14 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
11 11 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
11 11 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 9 (0.053%) Workfront
13 8 (0.047%) SAP Business One
14 7 (0.041%) Eikon
14 7 (0.041%) Maximo
15 6 (0.036%) SAP Hybris
16 5 (0.030%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 6,340 (37.54%) AWS
2 2,822 (16.71%) Microsoft 365
3 2,687 (15.91%) GCP
4 1,441 (8.53%) PaaS
4 1,441 (8.53%) Power Platform
5 1,365 (8.08%) SaaS
6 1,332 (7.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 1,133 (6.71%) IaaS
8 924 (5.47%) Serverless
9 562 (3.33%) Azure Data Factory
10 506 (3.00%) Dynamics 365
11 419 (2.48%) Azure Service Bus
12 392 (2.32%) Azure Functions
13 382 (2.26%) GitHub
14 360 (2.13%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 346 (2.05%) PowerApps
16 329 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
17 283 (1.68%) Azure Logic Apps
18 281 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
19 252 (1.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,208 (7.15%) Firewall
2 743 (4.40%) DNS
3 486 (2.88%) DHCP
4 427 (2.53%) WAN
5 375 (2.22%) VPN
6 374 (2.21%) SAN
7 364 (2.16%) LAN
8 360 (2.13%) TCP/IP
9 287 (1.70%) VLAN
10 249 (1.47%) Network Security
11 199 (1.18%) HTTP
11 199 (1.18%) Internet
12 175 (1.04%) Skype
13 149 (0.88%) VoIP
14 134 (0.79%) Wireless
15 122 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
16 116 (0.69%) SD-WAN
17 109 (0.65%) OSPF
18 104 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
19 96 (0.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,247 (19.22%) SQL Server
2 1,050 (6.22%) Power BI
3 1,040 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
4 899 (5.32%) NoSQL
5 811 (4.80%) Azure SQL Database
6 723 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 701 (4.15%) Big Data
8 643 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 557 (3.30%) MySQL
10 531 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
11 513 (3.04%) MongoDB
12 511 (3.03%) Data Lake
13 474 (2.81%) Relational Database
14 403 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 373 (2.21%) Hadoop
16 268 (1.59%) Tableau
17 243 (1.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 239 (1.42%) Redis
19 212 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
20 169 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1,696 (10.04%) Git (software)
2 1,277 (7.56%) Jenkins
3 602 (3.56%) JIRA
4 518 (3.07%) Visual Studio
5 500 (2.96%) Selenium
6 449 (2.66%) TeamCity
7 439 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
8 435 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 333 (1.97%) GitLab
10 293 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
11 204 (1.21%) Maven
12 201 (1.19%) SpecFlow
13 190 (1.12%) Postman
14 179 (1.06%) Cypress.io
15 177 (1.05%) Bitbucket
16 168 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 150 (0.89%) NUnit
18 133 (0.79%) Subversion
19 132 (0.78%) Cucumber
20 127 (0.75%) Artifactory
General
1 2,637 (15.61%) Finance
2 713 (4.22%) Public Sector
3 503 (2.98%) Banking
4 483 (2.86%) Marketing
5 473 (2.80%) Retail
6 345 (2.04%) Law
7 280 (1.66%) Games
8 265 (1.57%) Telecoms
9 256 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 251 (1.49%) Legal
11 198 (1.17%) Front Office
12 163 (0.97%) Electronics
13 122 (0.72%) Advertising
14 114 (0.67%) Publishing
15 103 (0.61%) Automotive
16 87 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
17 66 (0.39%) Billing
18 65 (0.38%) Investment Banking
19 64 (0.38%) Local Government
20 62 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5,024 (29.75%) Developer
2 1,817 (10.76%) Architect
3 1,674 (9.91%) .NET Developer
4 1,392 (8.24%) DevOps Engineer
5 1,357 (8.03%) Azure Engineer
6 1,249 (7.39%) Senior Developer
7 1,073 (6.35%) C# Developer
8 977 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 855 (5.06%) Software Engineer
10 847 (5.01%) Analyst
11 775 (4.59%) Consultant
12 766 (4.54%) Software Developer
13 748 (4.43%) Full Stack Developer
14 724 (4.29%) Cloud Engineer
15 681 (4.03%) Data Engineer
16 611 (3.62%) C# .NET Developer
17 545 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
18 532 (3.15%) Azure Architect
19 509 (3.01%) Azure Developer
20 479 (2.84%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,744 (28.09%) .NET
2 2,193 (12.98%) .NET Core
3 2,005 (11.87%) AngularJS
4 1,854 (10.98%) React
5 1,764 (10.44%) CSS
6 1,673 (9.91%) HTML
7 1,369 (8.11%) ASP.NET
8 1,271 (7.53%) Web Services
9 1,199 (7.10%) .NET Framework
10 934 (5.53%) Node.js
11 928 (5.49%) REST
12 793 (4.70%) ASP.NET Web API
13 785 (4.65%) Vue.js
14 657 (3.89%) RESTful
15 632 (3.74%) jQuery
16 562 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
17 546 (3.23%) Entity Framework
18 485 (2.87%) HTML5
19 469 (2.78%) Kafka
20 411 (2.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 876 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 770 (4.56%) Public Cloud
3 751 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
4 551 (3.26%) Data Centre
5 509 (3.01%) Cloud Native
6 474 (2.81%) User Experience
7 371 (2.20%) Mobile App
8 355 (2.10%) Management Information System
9 352 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
10 333 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
11 330 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
12 191 (1.13%) Organisational Skills
13 186 (1.10%) Private Cloud
14 177 (1.05%) Clustering
15 153 (0.91%) Algorithms
16 147 (0.87%) Data Structures
17 142 (0.84%) Blog
18 136 (0.81%) Hedge funds
18 136 (0.81%) N-Tier
19 129 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3,420 (20.25%) Windows
2 1,863 (11.03%) Linux
3 1,807 (10.70%) Windows Server
4 585 (3.46%) Windows 10
5 431 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 427 (2.53%) Windows Server 2016
7 365 (2.16%) Unix
8 297 (1.76%) Windows Server 2019
9 216 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 209 (1.24%) Android
11 195 (1.15%) Ubuntu
12 187 (1.11%) Apple iOS
13 184 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 168 (0.99%) CentOS
15 121 (0.72%) Windows 7
16 63 (0.37%) Mac OS
17 58 (0.34%) VMS
18 42 (0.25%) Mac OS X
19 37 (0.22%) Windows 8
20 31 (0.18%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,266 (37.10%) DevOps
2 6,106 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
3 2,171 (12.85%) Microservices
4 2,129 (12.61%) Software Engineering
5 1,809 (10.71%) Scrum
6 1,609 (9.53%) Business Intelligence
7 1,516 (8.98%) TDD
8 1,513 (8.96%) Analytics
9 1,479 (8.76%) MVC
10 1,449 (8.58%) Migration
11 1,382 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
12 1,379 (8.16%) Test Automation
13 1,337 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
14 1,241 (7.35%) Mentoring
15 1,213 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 1,185 (7.02%) Infrastructure as Code
17 982 (5.81%) ITIL
18 942 (5.58%) ETL
19 917 (5.43%) SDLC
20 786 (4.65%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 4,912 (29.08%) C#
2 4,855 (28.74%) SQL
3 3,689 (21.84%) JavaScript
4 2,682 (15.88%) Python
5 2,272 (13.45%) PowerShell
6 1,846 (10.93%) Java
7 1,020 (6.04%) TypeScript
8 815 (4.83%) T-SQL
9 703 (4.16%) Bash Shell
10 486 (2.88%) Go
11 390 (2.31%) Ruby
12 389 (2.30%) C++
13 343 (2.03%) PHP
14 330 (1.95%) Scala
15 247 (1.46%) R
16 189 (1.12%) Kotlin
17 183 (1.08%) C
18 151 (0.89%) ES6
19 125 (0.74%) Shell Script
20 118 (0.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,153 (6.83%) Degree
2 771 (4.56%) Security Cleared
3 618 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 551 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 334 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
6 299 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 231 (1.37%) CISSP
8 221 (1.31%) MCSE
9 202 (1.20%) CCNA
10 155 (0.92%) CISM
11 140 (0.83%) CCNP
12 115 (0.68%) MCSA
13 108 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
14 94 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 88 (0.52%) CISA
16 85 (0.50%) AWS Certification
17 71 (0.42%) DV Cleared
18 69 (0.41%) ISTQB
19 68 (0.40%) ISEB
20 58 (0.34%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 706 (4.18%) QA
2 357 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 320 (1.89%) SLA
4 246 (1.46%) GDPR
5 180 (1.07%) Data Quality
6 160 (0.95%) NIST
7 130 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 69 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 64 (0.38%) GRC
10 44 (0.26%) NCSC
11 36 (0.21%) PMO
12 32 (0.19%) COBIT
13 29 (0.17%) ISO 9001
14 27 (0.16%) SOC 2
15 24 (0.14%) HIPAA
16 23 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 22 (0.13%) ITGC
18 18 (0.11%) WAI
19 17 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
20 16 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2,655 (15.72%) Docker
2 2,617 (15.49%) Active Directory
3 1,345 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 822 (4.87%) Hyper-V
5 255 (1.51%) vSphere
6 230 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
7 186 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
8 154 (0.91%) XenApp
9 142 (0.84%) XenDesktop
10 122 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
11 82 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
12 58 (0.34%) VirtualBox
13 52 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 41 (0.24%) Xen
15 40 (0.24%) BitLocker
15 40 (0.24%) HDFS
16 33 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
17 31 (0.18%) NFS
17 31 (0.18%) VMware NSX
18 27 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 2,786 (16.49%) Kubernetes
2 2,066 (12.23%) Terraform
3 1,305 (7.73%) Ansible
4 683 (4.04%) Puppet
5 654 (3.87%) Microsoft Intune
6 569 (3.37%) SCCM
7 568 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
8 222 (1.31%) Prometheus
9 204 (1.21%) Grafana
10 139 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
11 126 (0.75%) SCOM
12 108 (0.64%) Istio
13 97 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
14 96 (0.57%) Packer
15 90 (0.53%) Nagios
16 79 (0.47%) vCenter Server
17 63 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
18 62 (0.37%) Consul
19 61 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
20 57 (0.34%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6,096 (36.09%) Microsoft
2 2,083 (12.33%) VMware
3 1,235 (7.31%) Google
4 944 (5.59%) Oracle
5 693 (4.10%) Cisco
6 652 (3.86%) Citrix
7 469 (2.78%) Databricks
8 320 (1.89%) SAP
9 298 (1.76%) Veeam
10 291 (1.72%) Red Hat
11 269 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
12 267 (1.58%) IBM
13 202 (1.20%) Dell
14 192 (1.14%) HP
15 161 (0.95%) Splunk
16 140 (0.83%) Talend
17 137 (0.81%) Informatica
17 137 (0.81%) Meraki
17 137 (0.81%) SolarWinds
18 133 (0.79%) ServiceNow