Period
to 6 June 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 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 12 23
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11 +32
Permanent jobs citing Azure 14,790 18,244 15,389
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 17.09% 12.69% 8.89%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.35% 44.09% 37.64%
Number of salaries quoted 13,344 16,108 13,715
Median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,000
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 30,590 41,379 40,881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.34% 28.77% 23.62%
Number of salaries quoted 24,807 33,405 33,306
Median annual salary £56,832 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%

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 6 June 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 6 June 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 +6 13,487 £57,500 - 1,358
UK excluding London +7 7,885 £50,000 - 1,049
London +4 6,295 £67,500 - 404
South East +7 2,475 £55,000 +4.76% 261
North of England +4 1,902 £50,000 +3.09% 310
Work from Home 0 1,336 £57,500 -8.00% 181
Midlands +5 1,247 £50,000 - 163
North West +9 1,076 £52,500 +5.00% 194
West Midlands +2 854 £50,000 -4.76% 114
South West +11 808 £47,500 +5.56% 114
East of England +11 719 £50,000 - 105
Yorkshire +3 713 £50,000 +5.26% 78
Scotland +7 482 £50,000 +9.89% 52
East Midlands +7 386 £47,500 +5.56% 49
Wales +4 208 £45,000 +5.88% 41
North East -2 113 £40,000 - 38
Northern Ireland +4 70 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Isle of Man +3 2 £33,000 -40.00%

For the 6 months to 6 June 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 6,159 (41.64%) AWS
2 5,700 (38.54%) Microsoft
3 5,602 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
4 4,912 (33.21%) .NET
5 4,768 (32.24%) C#
6 4,299 (29.07%) DevOps
7 4,112 (27.80%) SQL
8 3,638 (24.60%) SQL Server
9 3,352 (22.66%) JavaScript
10 3,309 (22.37%) Windows
11 2,866 (19.38%) Finance
12 2,588 (17.50%) Office 365
13 2,327 (15.73%) AngularJS
14 2,297 (15.53%) Python
15 2,221 (15.02%) Active Directory
16 2,095 (14.16%) .NET Core
17 2,017 (13.64%) Microservices
18 2,005 (13.56%) ASP.NET
19 1,976 (13.36%) Scrum
20 1,973 (13.34%) Docker
21 1,941 (13.12%) GCP
22 1,882 (12.72%) MVC
23 1,852 (12.52%) VMware
24 1,834 (12.40%) TDD
25 1,814 (12.27%) Kubernetes
26 1,800 (12.17%) React
27 1,779 (12.03%) PowerShell
28 1,764 (11.93%) Java
29 1,688 (11.41%) Windows Server
30 1,671 (11.30%) Software Engineering

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
1 921 (6.23%) SharePoint
2 587 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
3 449 (3.04%) MS Exchange
4 420 (2.84%) IIS
5 337 (2.28%) Apache Spark
6 290 (1.96%) Confluence
7 220 (1.49%) Apache
8 208 (1.41%) Skype for Business
9 193 (1.30%) CMS
10 182 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
11 180 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 162 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
13 93 (0.63%) Umbraco
14 91 (0.62%) OpenStack
14 91 (0.62%) Tomcat
15 72 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
16 63 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
16 63 (0.43%) WebSphere
17 50 (0.34%) SAS
18 45 (0.30%) EPiServer
Applications
1 466 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 197 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.19%) Chatbot
5 28 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.047%) Gliffy
6 7 (0.047%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.041%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
8 5 (0.034%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.020%) FileZilla
9 3 (0.020%) InVision
9 3 (0.020%) Sketch
10 2 (0.014%) Windchill
11 1 (0.007%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.007%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.007%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 414 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 197 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.16%) NetSuite
3 23 (0.16%) R3 Corda
4 21 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 20 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
5 20 (0.14%) Sentinel
6 17 (0.11%) Magento
7 16 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (0.061%) SDL Web 8
10 7 (0.047%) Elite 3E
10 7 (0.047%) Payment Gateway
11 6 (0.041%) Carpe Diem
11 6 (0.041%) Maximo
11 6 (0.041%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.041%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.041%) SAP S/4HANA
12 5 (0.034%) HFM
12 5 (0.034%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6,159 (41.64%) AWS
2 2,588 (17.50%) Office 365
3 1,941 (13.12%) GCP
4 1,228 (8.30%) PaaS
5 1,194 (8.07%) SaaS
6 1,007 (6.81%) Power Platform
7 986 (6.67%) IaaS
8 803 (5.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 611 (4.13%) Serverless
10 485 (3.28%) Dynamics 365
11 379 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
12 358 (2.42%) Azure Data Factory
13 255 (1.72%) GitHub
14 228 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
15 218 (1.47%) OpenShift
16 205 (1.39%) Azure Functions
17 198 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
18 171 (1.16%) Amazon ECS
19 165 (1.12%) Logic Apps
20 145 (0.98%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,126 (7.61%) Firewall
2 705 (4.77%) DNS
3 507 (3.43%) WAN
4 498 (3.37%) DHCP
5 440 (2.97%) LAN
5 440 (2.97%) VPN
6 405 (2.74%) TCP/IP
7 381 (2.58%) SAN
8 319 (2.16%) Internet
9 302 (2.04%) Network Security
10 284 (1.92%) Skype
11 186 (1.26%) VoIP
12 166 (1.12%) Wireless
13 163 (1.10%) VLAN
14 149 (1.01%) NetScaler
15 131 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
16 127 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
17 119 (0.80%) HTTP
18 97 (0.66%) MPLS
19 73 (0.49%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,638 (24.60%) SQL Server
2 902 (6.10%) Power BI
3 868 (5.87%) MongoDB
4 852 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
5 839 (5.67%) NoSQL
6 778 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 634 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
8 592 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 575 (3.89%) Big Data
10 565 (3.82%) MySQL
11 523 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 438 (2.96%) Data Lake
13 399 (2.70%) SQL Server 2019
14 365 (2.47%) Hadoop
15 347 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
16 336 (2.27%) Relational Database
17 254 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
18 236 (1.60%) Cosmos DB
19 233 (1.58%) Redis
20 232 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,463 (9.89%) Git (software)
2 920 (6.22%) Jenkins
3 592 (4.00%) JIRA
4 538 (3.64%) Visual Studio
5 458 (3.10%) Selenium
6 449 (3.04%) TeamCity
7 439 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
8 313 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 277 (1.87%) SpecFlow
10 269 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
11 214 (1.45%) Bitbucket
12 208 (1.41%) NUnit
13 196 (1.33%) GitLab
14 194 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 159 (1.08%) Cucumber
16 139 (0.94%) Artifactory
17 137 (0.93%) JMeter
18 132 (0.89%) Maven
19 95 (0.64%) webpack
20 91 (0.62%) Jasmine
General
1 2,866 (19.38%) Finance
2 640 (4.33%) Banking
3 612 (4.14%) Retail
4 389 (2.63%) Public Sector
5 350 (2.37%) Front Office
6 314 (2.12%) Games
7 288 (1.95%) Marketing
8 249 (1.68%) Legal
9 246 (1.66%) Law
10 188 (1.27%) Investment Banking
11 167 (1.13%) Manufacturing
12 159 (1.08%) Telecoms
13 148 (1.00%) Advertising
14 94 (0.64%) Back Office
15 72 (0.49%) Automotive
16 69 (0.47%) Local Government
17 66 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
18 59 (0.40%) Financial Institution
19 49 (0.33%) Billing
20 43 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4,734 (32.01%) Developer
2 2,016 (13.63%) .NET Developer
3 1,647 (11.14%) Architect
4 1,211 (8.19%) C# Developer
5 974 (6.59%) DevOps Engineer
6 938 (6.34%) Senior Developer
7 865 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 830 (5.61%) Consultant
9 766 (5.18%) C# .NET Developer
10 734 (4.96%) Software Developer
11 719 (4.86%) Azure Engineer
12 700 (4.73%) Analyst
13 643 (4.35%) Software Engineer
14 624 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
15 579 (3.91%) Cloud Engineer
16 465 (3.14%) Full Stack Developer
17 457 (3.09%) Data Engineer
18 453 (3.06%) Azure Developer
19 427 (2.89%) Cloud Architect
20 380 (2.57%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,912 (33.21%) .NET
2 2,327 (15.73%) AngularJS
3 2,095 (14.16%) .NET Core
4 2,005 (13.56%) ASP.NET
5 1,800 (12.17%) React
6 1,476 (9.98%) HTML
7 1,404 (9.49%) CSS
8 1,385 (9.36%) .NET Framework
9 1,299 (8.78%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,281 (8.66%) Node.js
11 1,197 (8.09%) Web Services
12 1,127 (7.62%) ASP.NET MVC
13 894 (6.04%) Entity Framework
14 842 (5.69%) Vue.js
15 731 (4.94%) REST
16 662 (4.48%) RESTful
17 506 (3.42%) jQuery
18 465 (3.14%) HTML5
19 371 (2.51%) JSON
20 315 (2.13%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 906 (6.13%) Greenfield Project
2 860 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 805 (5.44%) Public Cloud
4 647 (4.37%) Data Centre
5 390 (2.64%) Cloud Native
5 390 (2.64%) User Experience
6 345 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 319 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
8 310 (2.10%) Hedge funds
9 272 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
10 271 (1.83%) Mobile App
11 265 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
12 203 (1.37%) Derivative
13 201 (1.36%) Fixed Income
13 201 (1.36%) Private Cloud
14 184 (1.24%) Equities
15 175 (1.18%) Algorithms
16 162 (1.10%) Clustering
16 162 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 145 (0.98%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3,309 (22.37%) Windows
2 1,688 (11.41%) Windows Server
3 1,529 (10.34%) Linux
4 653 (4.42%) Windows 10
5 537 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 503 (3.40%) Windows Server 2016
7 302 (2.04%) Unix
8 268 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 219 (1.48%) Windows 7
10 180 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
11 170 (1.15%) Android
12 167 (1.13%) Apple iOS
13 124 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 107 (0.72%) CentOS
15 76 (0.51%) Windows 8
16 72 (0.49%) Ubuntu
17 62 (0.42%) Mac OS X
18 61 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
19 58 (0.39%) Mac OS
20 39 (0.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,602 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
2 4,299 (29.07%) DevOps
3 2,017 (13.64%) Microservices
4 1,976 (13.36%) Scrum
5 1,882 (12.72%) MVC
6 1,834 (12.40%) TDD
7 1,671 (11.30%) Software Engineering
8 1,333 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
9 1,290 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
10 1,224 (8.28%) Test Automation
11 1,176 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
12 1,156 (7.82%) Analytics
13 1,143 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 1,101 (7.44%) Migration
15 1,059 (7.16%) BDD
16 981 (6.63%) ITIL
17 958 (6.48%) Mentoring
18 830 (5.61%) Fintech
19 757 (5.12%) Kanban
20 718 (4.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4,768 (32.24%) C#
2 4,112 (27.80%) SQL
3 3,352 (22.66%) JavaScript
4 2,297 (15.53%) Python
5 1,779 (12.03%) PowerShell
6 1,764 (11.93%) Java
7 1,058 (7.15%) TypeScript
8 679 (4.59%) T-SQL
9 521 (3.52%) Bash Shell
10 375 (2.54%) Ruby
11 279 (1.89%) R
12 268 (1.81%) Scala
13 252 (1.70%) Go
14 241 (1.63%) C++
15 216 (1.46%) PHP
16 184 (1.24%) C
17 180 (1.22%) F#
18 136 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 130 (0.88%) Kotlin
20 120 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,116 (7.55%) Degree
2 729 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 394 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
4 344 (2.33%) MCSE
5 328 (2.22%) Security Cleared
6 327 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 299 (2.02%) MCSA
8 269 (1.82%) CCNA
9 223 (1.51%) CISSP
10 214 (1.45%) SC Cleared
11 138 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 133 (0.90%) CCNP
13 117 (0.79%) CISM
14 113 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
15 94 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
15 94 (0.64%) MCP
16 90 (0.61%) AWS Certification
17 82 (0.55%) ISTQB
18 79 (0.53%) PhD
19 77 (0.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 587 (3.97%) QA
2 364 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 317 (2.14%) SLA
4 216 (1.46%) GDPR
5 151 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 103 (0.70%) NIST
7 91 (0.62%) Data Quality
8 69 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 47 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 42 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
11 40 (0.27%) COBIT
12 37 (0.25%) NCSC
13 36 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 36 (0.24%) JSP 440
13 36 (0.24%) NIST 800
14 33 (0.22%) ISO 9001
15 22 (0.15%) BS25999
15 22 (0.15%) PMO
16 19 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 7 (0.047%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2,221 (15.02%) Active Directory
2 1,973 (13.34%) Docker
3 1,132 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 872 (5.90%) Hyper-V
5 248 (1.68%) vSphere
6 235 (1.59%) XenApp
7 193 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
8 190 (1.28%) XenDesktop
9 169 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
10 67 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
11 54 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
11 54 (0.37%) VMware NSX
12 42 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
12 42 (0.28%) VirtualBox
13 36 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 32 (0.22%) Terminal Services
15 31 (0.21%) BitLocker
15 31 (0.21%) vCloud
15 31 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
16 30 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1,814 (12.27%) Kubernetes
2 1,069 (7.23%) Terraform
3 885 (5.98%) Ansible
4 665 (4.50%) SCCM
5 543 (3.67%) Puppet
6 452 (3.06%) Microsoft Intune
7 440 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
8 182 (1.23%) SCOM
9 131 (0.89%) Grafana
10 118 (0.80%) WSUS
11 101 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
11 101 (0.68%) Packer
12 96 (0.65%) Kibana
13 94 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
14 78 (0.53%) Prometheus
15 74 (0.50%) Backup Exec
16 65 (0.44%) Nagios
17 52 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
18 49 (0.33%) vCenter Server
19 45 (0.30%) Consul
Vendors
1 5,700 (38.54%) Microsoft
2 1,852 (12.52%) VMware
3 1,206 (8.15%) Google
4 889 (6.01%) Cisco
5 781 (5.28%) Oracle
6 672 (4.54%) Citrix
7 316 (2.14%) HP
8 314 (2.12%) Tableau
9 292 (1.97%) IBM
10 285 (1.93%) Databricks
11 274 (1.85%) SAP
12 206 (1.39%) Dell
13 205 (1.39%) Xamarin
14 202 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
15 200 (1.35%) Veeam
16 189 (1.28%) Meraki
17 174 (1.18%) Red Hat
18 164 (1.11%) CheckPoint
19 163 (1.10%) Splunk
20 158 (1.07%) NetApp