Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 14 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11 +38
Permanent jobs citing Azure 18,901 17,915 14,450
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 16.41% 12.02% 8.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.26% 43.45% 35.88%
Number of salaries quoted 17,127 15,744 13,021
Median annual salary £56,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.61% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £34,088 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 39,997 41,236 40,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.73% 27.67% 22.72%
Number of salaries quoted 32,500 32,926 33,043
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 9 April 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 9 April 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 +5 17,218 £57,500 - 2,211
UK excluding London +8 10,197 £50,000 - 1,655
London +4 7,907 £67,500 - 734
South East +9 3,128 £55,000 +1.85% 457
North of England +5 2,474 £50,000 - 444
Midlands +8 1,701 £50,000 - 264
Work from Home +1 1,669 £60,000 -4.00% 226
North West +9 1,394 £50,000 -4.76% 257
West Midlands +4 1,133 £51,250 -2.38% 161
South West +12 1,067 £47,500 +5.56% 151
Yorkshire +3 935 £50,000 +8.70% 136
East of England +12 905 £52,500 +5.00% 160
Scotland +12 634 £50,000 +2.04% 100
East Midlands +9 560 £47,500 +5.56% 102
Wales +1 254 £43,355 +2.01% 64
North East -2 145 £42,176 +0.42% 51
Northern Ireland +1 68 £40,000 -20.00% 16
Isle of Man - 2 £33,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 7,795 (41.24%) AWS
2 7,315 (38.70%) Microsoft
3 7,006 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
4 6,331 (33.50%) .NET
5 6,318 (33.43%) C#
6 5,313 (28.11%) DevOps
7 5,205 (27.54%) SQL
8 4,552 (24.08%) SQL Server
9 4,289 (22.69%) Windows
10 4,223 (22.34%) JavaScript
11 3,534 (18.70%) Finance
12 3,477 (18.40%) Office 365
13 2,910 (15.40%) AngularJS
14 2,837 (15.01%) Active Directory
15 2,708 (14.33%) ASP.NET
16 2,692 (14.24%) Python
17 2,565 (13.57%) MVC
18 2,506 (13.26%) .NET Core
19 2,428 (12.85%) GCP
20 2,397 (12.68%) VMware
21 2,391 (12.65%) Docker
22 2,357 (12.47%) Microservices
23 2,345 (12.41%) Scrum
24 2,262 (11.97%) PowerShell
25 2,257 (11.94%) Java
26 2,227 (11.78%) TDD
27 2,141 (11.33%) Windows Server
28 2,129 (11.26%) Software Engineering
29 2,090 (11.06%) Kubernetes
30 2,041 (10.80%) HTML

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 1,214 (6.42%) SharePoint
2 652 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
3 603 (3.19%) MS Exchange
4 537 (2.84%) IIS
5 462 (2.44%) Apache Spark
6 342 (1.81%) Confluence
7 288 (1.52%) Skype for Business
8 249 (1.32%) CMS
9 237 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
10 234 (1.24%) Apache
11 209 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
12 183 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
13 139 (0.74%) Tomcat
14 119 (0.63%) OpenStack
15 113 (0.60%) Umbraco
16 85 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
17 71 (0.38%) nginx
18 70 (0.37%) WebSphere
19 69 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
20 67 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 622 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 204 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 69 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 63 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (0.21%) Chatbot
6 28 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 13 (0.069%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.042%) Gliffy
8 8 (0.042%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.037%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
10 4 (0.021%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.021%) InVision
10 4 (0.021%) Sketch
11 3 (0.016%) FileZilla
12 2 (0.011%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.011%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.011%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 522 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 252 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 24 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 23 (0.12%) FINCAD Analytics
5 23 (0.12%) Magento
6 18 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
7 16 (0.085%) R3 Corda
8 14 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
8 14 (0.074%) WebTrends
9 13 (0.069%) Elite 3E
10 10 (0.053%) Distributed Ledger
10 10 (0.053%) Endur
10 10 (0.053%) HFM
10 10 (0.053%) SAP ERP
10 10 (0.053%) SDL Web 8
11 9 (0.048%) Oracle FAH
11 9 (0.048%) Sentinel
12 8 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
12 8 (0.042%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 7,795 (41.24%) AWS
2 3,477 (18.40%) Office 365
3 2,428 (12.85%) GCP
4 1,517 (8.03%) PaaS
5 1,427 (7.55%) SaaS
6 1,229 (6.50%) IaaS
7 1,136 (6.01%) Power Platform
8 1,007 (5.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 689 (3.65%) Serverless
10 597 (3.16%) Dynamics 365
11 451 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
12 424 (2.24%) Azure Data Factory
13 323 (1.71%) GitHub
14 283 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
15 255 (1.35%) Azure Functions
16 246 (1.30%) OpenShift
17 216 (1.14%) OneDrive
18 172 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
19 147 (0.78%) PowerApps
20 133 (0.70%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 1,489 (7.88%) Firewall
2 920 (4.87%) DNS
3 665 (3.52%) WAN
4 654 (3.46%) DHCP
5 577 (3.05%) LAN
6 575 (3.04%) VPN
7 562 (2.97%) TCP/IP
8 487 (2.58%) SAN
9 371 (1.96%) Network Security
10 369 (1.95%) Internet
11 345 (1.83%) Skype
12 262 (1.39%) VoIP
13 236 (1.25%) VLAN
14 233 (1.23%) Wireless
15 203 (1.07%) NetScaler
16 173 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
17 165 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
18 158 (0.84%) HTTP
19 142 (0.75%) MPLS
20 99 (0.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,552 (24.08%) SQL Server
2 1,120 (5.93%) NoSQL
3 1,015 (5.37%) Power BI
4 953 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
5 945 (5.00%) MongoDB
6 928 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 791 (4.18%) Azure SQL Database
8 737 (3.90%) Big Data
9 706 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 623 (3.30%) MySQL
11 562 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 497 (2.63%) Hadoop
13 482 (2.55%) Relational Database
14 467 (2.47%) Data Lake
15 389 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
16 345 (1.83%) SQL Server 2019
17 308 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
18 304 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
19 303 (1.60%) Redis
20 302 (1.60%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,850 (9.79%) Git (software)
2 1,092 (5.78%) Jenkins
3 735 (3.89%) JIRA
4 664 (3.51%) Visual Studio
5 583 (3.08%) Octopus Deploy
6 562 (2.97%) Selenium
7 557 (2.95%) TeamCity
8 457 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 434 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
10 304 (1.61%) SpecFlow
11 279 (1.48%) NUnit
12 261 (1.38%) Bitbucket
13 251 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 194 (1.03%) Cucumber
15 192 (1.02%) GitLab
16 186 (0.98%) Maven
17 139 (0.74%) Artifactory
18 133 (0.70%) JMeter
19 125 (0.66%) Subversion
20 121 (0.64%) Jasmine
General
1 3,534 (18.70%) Finance
2 805 (4.26%) Retail
3 771 (4.08%) Banking
4 602 (3.19%) Public Sector
5 445 (2.35%) Front Office
6 390 (2.06%) Marketing
7 357 (1.89%) Games
8 317 (1.68%) Legal
9 308 (1.63%) Law
10 239 (1.26%) Investment Banking
11 225 (1.19%) Telecoms
12 202 (1.07%) Manufacturing
13 196 (1.04%) Advertising
14 145 (0.77%) Automotive
15 77 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 74 (0.39%) Back Office
17 71 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
18 70 (0.37%) Local Government
19 67 (0.35%) Billing
20 60 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5,967 (31.57%) Developer
2 2,567 (13.58%) .NET Developer
3 2,172 (11.49%) Architect
4 1,593 (8.43%) C# Developer
5 1,240 (6.56%) Senior Developer
6 1,221 (6.46%) DevOps Engineer
7 1,095 (5.79%) Consultant
8 1,086 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 976 (5.16%) C# .NET Developer
10 972 (5.14%) Software Developer
11 879 (4.65%) Azure Engineer
12 873 (4.62%) Analyst
13 841 (4.45%) Software Engineer
14 799 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
15 706 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
16 580 (3.07%) Azure Developer
17 570 (3.02%) Full Stack Developer
18 510 (2.70%) Senior .NET Developer
19 499 (2.64%) Support Engineer
20 496 (2.62%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,331 (33.50%) .NET
2 2,910 (15.40%) AngularJS
3 2,708 (14.33%) ASP.NET
4 2,506 (13.26%) .NET Core
5 2,041 (10.80%) HTML
6 2,030 (10.74%) React
7 2,018 (10.68%) CSS
8 1,708 (9.04%) .NET Framework
9 1,642 (8.69%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,569 (8.30%) Web Services
11 1,494 (7.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1,490 (7.88%) Node.js
13 1,077 (5.70%) Entity Framework
14 981 (5.19%) REST
15 942 (4.98%) RESTful
16 894 (4.73%) Vue.js
17 699 (3.70%) jQuery
18 631 (3.34%) HTML5
19 501 (2.65%) JSON
20 409 (2.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,130 (5.98%) Greenfield Project
2 1,103 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 997 (5.27%) Public Cloud
4 950 (5.03%) Data Centre
5 498 (2.63%) User Experience
6 494 (2.61%) Cloud Native
7 459 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
8 449 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 433 (2.29%) Management Information System
10 390 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
11 352 (1.86%) Mobile App
12 340 (1.80%) Hedge funds
13 282 (1.49%) Derivative
13 282 (1.49%) Fixed Income
14 274 (1.45%) Equities
15 271 (1.43%) Private Cloud
16 218 (1.15%) Blog
17 208 (1.10%) Algorithms
18 202 (1.07%) Clustering
19 196 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4,289 (22.69%) Windows
2 2,141 (11.33%) Windows Server
3 1,980 (10.48%) Linux
4 902 (4.77%) Windows 10
5 685 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 654 (3.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 409 (2.16%) Unix
8 335 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 257 (1.36%) Windows 7
10 211 (1.12%) Android
11 194 (1.03%) Apple iOS
12 190 (1.01%) Windows Server 2019
13 169 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 146 (0.77%) CentOS
15 104 (0.55%) Windows 8
16 91 (0.48%) Ubuntu
17 90 (0.48%) Mac OS X
18 83 (0.44%) VMS
19 76 (0.40%) Mac OS
20 71 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,006 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
2 5,313 (28.11%) DevOps
3 2,565 (13.57%) MVC
4 2,357 (12.47%) Microservices
5 2,345 (12.41%) Scrum
6 2,227 (11.78%) TDD
7 2,129 (11.26%) Software Engineering
8 1,752 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
9 1,625 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
10 1,528 (8.08%) Migration
11 1,496 (7.91%) Test Automation
12 1,488 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
13 1,462 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 1,374 (7.27%) Analytics
15 1,334 (7.06%) ITIL
16 1,275 (6.75%) Mentoring
17 1,217 (6.44%) BDD
18 952 (5.04%) SDLC
19 924 (4.89%) Fintech
20 892 (4.72%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6,318 (33.43%) C#
2 5,205 (27.54%) SQL
3 4,223 (22.34%) JavaScript
4 2,692 (14.24%) Python
5 2,262 (11.97%) PowerShell
6 2,257 (11.94%) Java
7 1,141 (6.04%) TypeScript
8 851 (4.50%) T-SQL
9 689 (3.65%) Bash Shell
10 506 (2.68%) Ruby
11 343 (1.81%) C++
11 343 (1.81%) Scala
12 317 (1.68%) Go
13 313 (1.66%) PHP
14 294 (1.56%) R
15 260 (1.38%) C
16 217 (1.15%) F#
17 162 (0.86%) Perl
18 158 (0.84%) VB.NET
19 154 (0.81%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1,391 (7.36%) Degree
2 927 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 506 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
4 444 (2.35%) MCSE
5 417 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 395 (2.09%) Security Cleared
7 373 (1.97%) MCSA
8 335 (1.77%) CCNA
9 262 (1.39%) SC Cleared
10 255 (1.35%) CISSP
11 207 (1.10%) CCNP
12 132 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 127 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
14 123 (0.65%) AWS Certification
15 122 (0.65%) CISM
16 117 (0.62%) MCP
17 98 (0.52%) ISTQB
18 97 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
19 94 (0.50%) PhD
20 81 (0.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 729 (3.86%) QA
2 488 (2.58%) SLA
3 469 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 260 (1.38%) GDPR
5 200 (1.06%) PCI DSS
6 129 (0.68%) Data Quality
7 108 (0.57%) NIST
8 76 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 61 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 51 (0.27%) COBIT
11 46 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 43 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 40 (0.21%) JSP 440
14 37 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 34 (0.18%) NCSC
16 26 (0.14%) PMO
17 22 (0.12%) NIST 800
18 20 (0.11%) BS25999
19 17 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
20 9 (0.048%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2,837 (15.01%) Active Directory
2 2,391 (12.65%) Docker
3 1,458 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,148 (6.07%) Hyper-V
5 302 (1.60%) XenApp
6 292 (1.54%) vSphere
7 244 (1.29%) XenDesktop
8 216 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
9 215 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
10 76 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 76 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
11 65 (0.34%) Firmware
12 63 (0.33%) VMware NSX
13 51 (0.27%) VirtualBox
14 48 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 46 (0.24%) HDFS
16 44 (0.23%) BitLocker
17 42 (0.22%) vCloud
18 41 (0.22%) Terminal Services
19 38 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2,090 (11.06%) Kubernetes
2 1,315 (6.96%) Terraform
3 1,131 (5.98%) Ansible
4 845 (4.47%) SCCM
5 737 (3.90%) Puppet
6 611 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
7 590 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
8 223 (1.18%) SCOM
9 184 (0.97%) Grafana
10 163 (0.86%) WSUS
11 137 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
11 137 (0.72%) Packer
12 123 (0.65%) Kibana
13 116 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
14 103 (0.54%) Nagios
15 88 (0.47%) Backup Exec
16 87 (0.46%) Prometheus
17 83 (0.44%) vCenter Server
18 60 (0.32%) Consul
19 55 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7,315 (38.70%) Microsoft
2 2,397 (12.68%) VMware
3 1,459 (7.72%) Google
4 1,137 (6.02%) Cisco
5 939 (4.97%) Oracle
6 888 (4.70%) Citrix
7 380 (2.01%) Tableau
8 373 (1.97%) HP
9 358 (1.89%) SAP
10 327 (1.73%) IBM
11 288 (1.52%) Databricks
12 262 (1.39%) Xamarin
13 249 (1.32%) Veeam
14 247 (1.31%) Dell
15 230 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
16 229 (1.21%) Meraki
17 226 (1.20%) NetApp
18 221 (1.17%) Red Hat
19 206 (1.09%) Splunk
20 201 (1.06%) CheckPoint