Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 8 17
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 +18
Permanent jobs citing Azure 10,058 19,823 16,970
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 20.22% 14.39% 10.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.05% 45.01% 41.35%
Number of salaries quoted 9,969 17,856 15,029
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £86,250
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 20,097 44,037 41,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.40% 31.97% 24.91%
Number of salaries quoted 16,933 35,980 33,115
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £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 29 October 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 29 October 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 9,235 £57,500 +4.55% 2,328
UK excluding London +5 5,652 £50,000 - 1,796
London +3 4,006 £67,500 - 691
South East +6 1,812 £55,000 +4.76% 427
Work from Home 0 1,593 £57,500 -4.17% 450
North of England +3 1,420 £50,000 +5.26% 564
Midlands +3 895 £50,000 - 316
North West +2 757 £55,000 +10.00% 333
West Midlands +3 608 £50,000 - 192
South West +9 601 £47,500 +2.15% 190
Yorkshire +5 528 £47,500 - 177
East of England +3 388 £50,000 - 131
Scotland +4 330 £50,000 +11.11% 105
East Midlands +2 290 £50,000 +11.11% 119
Wales +9 191 £45,000 +5.88% 39
North East -1 135 £45,000 - 54
Northern Ireland +11 45 £45,000 +20.00% 28
Isle of Man +1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 October 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 3,799 (37.77%) Microsoft
2 3,778 (37.56%) AWS
3 3,524 (35.04%) DevOps
4 3,500 (34.80%) Agile Software Development
5 2,956 (29.39%) .NET
6 2,913 (28.96%) C#
7 2,831 (28.15%) SQL
8 2,140 (21.28%) Windows
9 2,084 (20.72%) SQL Server
10 2,051 (20.39%) JavaScript
11 1,842 (18.31%) Finance
12 1,736 (17.26%) Office 365
13 1,720 (17.10%) Python
14 1,506 (14.97%) Active Directory
15 1,478 (14.69%) GCP
16 1,452 (14.44%) Microservices
17 1,446 (14.38%) Docker
18 1,439 (14.31%) Kubernetes
19 1,351 (13.43%) .NET Core
20 1,261 (12.54%) PowerShell
21 1,246 (12.39%) AngularJS
22 1,227 (12.20%) Java
23 1,216 (12.09%) VMware
24 1,170 (11.63%) Software Engineering
25 1,149 (11.42%) Scrum
26 1,066 (10.60%) Windows Server
27 1,047 (10.41%) Git (software)
28 1,029 (10.23%) ASP.NET
28 1,029 (10.23%) Terraform
29 1,023 (10.17%) 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
1 648 (6.44%) SharePoint
2 273 (2.71%) IIS
2 273 (2.71%) MS Exchange
3 221 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
4 219 (2.18%) Apache
4 219 (2.18%) Apache Spark
5 206 (2.05%) Confluence
6 164 (1.63%) Skype for Business
7 160 (1.59%) CMS
8 109 (1.08%) NServiceBus
9 94 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
10 80 (0.80%) SAS
11 66 (0.66%) Tomcat
12 65 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
13 64 (0.64%) Umbraco
14 55 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
15 51 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
16 47 (0.47%) WordPress
17 45 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
18 43 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 250 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
2 125 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.24%) Chatbot
5 17 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.040%) InVision
8 4 (0.040%) Sketch
9 3 (0.030%) Figma
10 1 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.010%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.010%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.010%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.010%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.010%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 225 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 41 (0.41%) Sentinel
4 33 (0.33%) R3 Corda
5 28 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
6 19 (0.19%) Magento
7 16 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 16 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 14 (0.14%) Actimize
9 12 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 12 (0.12%) Shopify
9 12 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 7 (0.070%) Oracle BPM
11 5 (0.050%) Maximo
12 4 (0.040%) Dynamics GP
12 4 (0.040%) Eikon
12 4 (0.040%) Oracle EBS
12 4 (0.040%) Quorum
13 3 (0.030%) Oracle 11i
13 3 (0.030%) SAP CAR
Cloud Services
1 3,778 (37.56%) AWS
2 1,736 (17.26%) Office 365
3 1,478 (14.69%) GCP
4 808 (8.03%) PaaS
5 773 (7.69%) IaaS
6 749 (7.45%) SaaS
7 718 (7.14%) Power Platform
8 618 (6.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 437 (4.34%) Serverless
10 318 (3.16%) Dynamics 365
11 294 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
12 260 (2.59%) Azure Data Factory
13 187 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
14 181 (1.80%) GitHub
15 172 (1.71%) Azure Functions
16 147 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
17 144 (1.43%) OneDrive
18 142 (1.41%) PowerApps
19 126 (1.25%) OpenShift
20 106 (1.05%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 736 (7.32%) Firewall
2 469 (4.66%) DNS
3 389 (3.87%) WAN
4 343 (3.41%) LAN
5 335 (3.33%) Skype
6 332 (3.30%) VPN
7 287 (2.85%) DHCP
8 275 (2.73%) TCP/IP
9 246 (2.45%) SAN
10 212 (2.11%) Network Security
11 196 (1.95%) Internet
12 184 (1.83%) HTTP
13 137 (1.36%) Wireless
14 134 (1.33%) VoIP
15 117 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
16 115 (1.14%) Unified Communications
17 93 (0.92%) VLAN
18 89 (0.88%) NetScaler
19 85 (0.85%) MPLS
20 83 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,084 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 676 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
3 560 (5.57%) NoSQL
4 553 (5.50%) Power BI
5 447 (4.44%) Azure SQL Database
6 445 (4.42%) Big Data
7 439 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 375 (3.73%) Data Lake
9 341 (3.39%) MongoDB
10 336 (3.34%) MySQL
11 331 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
12 327 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 256 (2.55%) Hadoop
14 222 (2.21%) Relational Database
15 218 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 190 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
17 149 (1.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 145 (1.44%) Tableau
19 130 (1.29%) Cosmos DB
20 129 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,047 (10.41%) Git (software)
2 729 (7.25%) Jenkins
3 393 (3.91%) JIRA
4 299 (2.97%) Visual Studio
5 295 (2.93%) Selenium
6 290 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
7 282 (2.80%) TeamCity
8 265 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 174 (1.73%) GitLab
10 163 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
11 132 (1.31%) Artifactory
12 127 (1.26%) Bitbucket
13 123 (1.22%) NUnit
14 119 (1.18%) SpecFlow
15 115 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 84 (0.84%) Cucumber
17 77 (0.77%) Subversion
18 70 (0.70%) Postman
19 66 (0.66%) Maven
20 61 (0.61%) Cypress.io
General
1 1,842 (18.31%) Finance
2 455 (4.52%) Banking
3 283 (2.81%) Public Sector
4 195 (1.94%) Law
4 195 (1.94%) Retail
5 194 (1.93%) Marketing
6 162 (1.61%) Front Office
7 159 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 158 (1.57%) Games
9 144 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 115 (1.14%) Back Office
11 104 (1.03%) Legal
12 101 (1.00%) Advertising
13 82 (0.82%) Publishing
14 48 (0.48%) Local Government
15 46 (0.46%) Electronics
16 41 (0.41%) Investment Banking
17 29 (0.29%) Private Banking
18 28 (0.28%) Retail Banking
19 25 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,910 (28.93%) Developer
2 1,062 (10.56%) Architect
3 970 (9.64%) .NET Developer
4 832 (8.27%) DevOps Engineer
5 725 (7.21%) Azure Engineer
6 652 (6.48%) Senior Developer
7 570 (5.67%) C# Developer
8 565 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 509 (5.06%) Analyst
10 471 (4.68%) Software Developer
11 439 (4.36%) Consultant
12 435 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
13 414 (4.12%) Software Engineer
14 398 (3.96%) Cloud Engineer
15 395 (3.93%) Data Engineer
16 372 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
17 335 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
18 303 (3.01%) Cloud Architect
19 299 (2.97%) Azure Developer
20 268 (2.66%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,956 (29.39%) .NET
2 1,351 (13.43%) .NET Core
3 1,246 (12.39%) AngularJS
4 1,029 (10.23%) ASP.NET
5 1,023 (10.17%) HTML
6 988 (9.82%) CSS
7 948 (9.43%) React
8 811 (8.06%) Web Services
9 727 (7.23%) .NET Framework
10 596 (5.93%) ASP.NET Web API
11 543 (5.40%) REST
12 488 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 485 (4.82%) Node.js
14 447 (4.44%) RESTful
15 385 (3.83%) jQuery
16 384 (3.82%) HTML5
17 372 (3.70%) Vue.js
18 368 (3.66%) Entity Framework
19 307 (3.05%) ASP.NET Core
20 289 (2.87%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 535 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 521 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
3 487 (4.84%) Public Cloud
4 327 (3.25%) Data Centre
5 303 (3.01%) Cloud Native
6 253 (2.52%) Management Information System
7 228 (2.27%) User Experience
8 221 (2.20%) Hedge funds
9 212 (2.11%) Mobile App
10 203 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
11 164 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
12 149 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
13 146 (1.45%) Fixed Income
14 144 (1.43%) Derivative
15 128 (1.27%) Private Cloud
16 108 (1.07%) Algorithms
17 102 (1.01%) Data Structures
18 101 (1.00%) Replication
19 96 (0.95%) Equities
20 91 (0.90%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2,140 (21.28%) Windows
2 1,066 (10.60%) Windows Server
3 998 (9.92%) Linux
4 359 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 299 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 268 (2.66%) Windows Server 2016
7 211 (2.10%) Unix
8 163 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 139 (1.38%) Windows Server 2019
10 115 (1.14%) Android
11 102 (1.01%) Apple iOS
12 95 (0.94%) CentOS
12 95 (0.94%) Windows 7
13 83 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 40 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 38 (0.38%) Ubuntu
16 35 (0.35%) Windows 8
17 29 (0.29%) VMS
18 26 (0.26%) Debian
18 26 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,524 (35.04%) DevOps
2 3,500 (34.80%) Agile Software Development
3 1,452 (14.44%) Microservices
4 1,170 (11.63%) Software Engineering
5 1,149 (11.42%) Scrum
6 930 (9.25%) MVC
7 911 (9.06%) Analytics
8 885 (8.80%) TDD
9 839 (8.34%) Business Intelligence
10 799 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
11 782 (7.77%) Test Automation
12 781 (7.76%) Migration
13 735 (7.31%) Mentoring
14 712 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 695 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
16 595 (5.92%) Fintech
17 558 (5.55%) ITIL
18 495 (4.92%) BDD
19 492 (4.89%) Infrastructure as Code
20 476 (4.73%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,913 (28.96%) C#
2 2,831 (28.15%) SQL
3 2,051 (20.39%) JavaScript
4 1,720 (17.10%) Python
5 1,261 (12.54%) PowerShell
6 1,227 (12.20%) Java
7 506 (5.03%) TypeScript
8 442 (4.39%) T-SQL
9 331 (3.29%) Bash Shell
10 267 (2.65%) R
11 231 (2.30%) Go
12 220 (2.19%) PHP
13 193 (1.92%) C++
14 172 (1.71%) Ruby
15 158 (1.57%) C
16 156 (1.55%) Scala
17 125 (1.24%) Shell Script
18 107 (1.06%) PL/SQL
19 97 (0.96%) Kotlin
19 97 (0.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 755 (7.51%) Degree
2 458 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 273 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
4 265 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 219 (2.18%) MCSE
6 196 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 189 (1.88%) CCNA
8 181 (1.80%) SC Cleared
9 154 (1.53%) CISSP
10 140 (1.39%) MCSA
11 110 (1.09%) CISM
12 81 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 73 (0.73%) CCNP
14 72 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
15 67 (0.67%) AWS Certification
16 58 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
17 51 (0.51%) ISTQB
17 51 (0.51%) PhD
18 50 (0.50%) Sun Certification
19 46 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 337 (3.35%) QA
2 267 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 249 (2.48%) SLA
4 207 (2.06%) GDPR
5 119 (1.18%) NIST
6 80 (0.80%) Data Quality
7 75 (0.75%) PCI DSS
8 28 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 26 (0.26%) NIST 800
10 25 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 24 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 24 (0.24%) NCSC
12 18 (0.18%) PMO
13 12 (0.12%) COBIT
13 12 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 10 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 9 (0.089%) FATCA
16 8 (0.080%) GxP
16 8 (0.080%) HIPAA
16 8 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,506 (14.97%) Active Directory
2 1,446 (14.38%) Docker
3 740 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 488 (4.85%) Hyper-V
5 168 (1.67%) vSphere
6 132 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
7 109 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
8 104 (1.03%) XenApp
9 69 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
10 60 (0.60%) XenDesktop
11 44 (0.44%) HDFS
12 36 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
13 21 (0.21%) Firmware
13 21 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
13 21 (0.21%) ISA Server
14 20 (0.20%) BitLocker
15 17 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
16 16 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 16 (0.16%) VMware NSX
16 16 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,439 (14.31%) Kubernetes
2 1,029 (10.23%) Terraform
3 742 (7.38%) Ansible
4 452 (4.49%) Puppet
5 381 (3.79%) Microsoft Intune
6 358 (3.56%) SCCM
7 308 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
8 98 (0.97%) Grafana
9 90 (0.89%) Prometheus
10 80 (0.80%) Nagios
10 80 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
11 72 (0.72%) WSUS
12 58 (0.58%) SCVMM
13 52 (0.52%) SCOM
14 41 (0.41%) Kibana
15 40 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
16 37 (0.37%) Backup Exec
17 36 (0.36%) Packer
18 32 (0.32%) vCenter Server
19 30 (0.30%) Istio
Vendors
1 3,799 (37.77%) Microsoft
2 1,216 (12.09%) VMware
3 745 (7.41%) Google
4 596 (5.93%) Cisco
5 532 (5.29%) Oracle
6 393 (3.91%) Citrix
7 271 (2.69%) Databricks
8 187 (1.86%) SAP
9 159 (1.58%) Red Hat
10 153 (1.52%) Veeam
11 140 (1.39%) HP
12 123 (1.22%) CheckPoint
12 123 (1.22%) IBM
13 115 (1.14%) Meraki
14 110 (1.09%) Dell
15 102 (1.01%) Splunk
16 98 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
17 95 (0.94%) SolarWinds
18 92 (0.91%) Atlassian
19 86 (0.86%) Sitecore