Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 16 32
Rank change year-on-year +8 +16 +43
Permanent jobs citing Azure 19,894 17,456 11,862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.73% 10.72% 6.61%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.85% 41.98% 33.25%
Number of salaries quoted 16,526 14,231 10,096
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £32,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 44,357 41,581 35,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.84% 25.54% 19.88%
Number of salaries quoted 36,195 33,379 29,418
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,982
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.88% +1.96%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the UK

Azure
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Azure.

Salary trend for Azure in the UK

Azure
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Azure in the UK

Azure
Top 17 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 5 December 2019. 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 +8 18,243 £55,000 -4.35% 3,484
UK excluding London +8 11,134 £50,000 - 2,434
London +8 8,011 £67,500 - 1,307
South East +8 3,466 £52,500 - 631
North of England +7 2,583 £47,500 -5.00% 629
Midlands +9 1,828 £50,000 - 439
North West +6 1,344 £50,000 - 359
South West +11 1,236 £45,000 -5.26% 259
West Midlands +9 1,145 £50,000 -4.76% 276
East of England +12 1,057 £50,000 -4.76% 219
Yorkshire +5 1,031 £47,500 +2.15% 220
Scotland +13 705 £45,000 -9.09% 189
East Midlands +10 675 £45,000 -3.74% 162
Wales +9 252 £42,500 -5.56% 59
North East +8 210 £45,000 - 50
Northern Ireland +1 52 £37,500 -9.64% 13
Channel Islands - 1 £52,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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 8,221 (41.32%) AWS
2 7,906 (39.74%) Microsoft
3 6,900 (34.68%) Agile Software Development
4 6,367 (32.00%) C#
5 6,184 (31.08%) .NET
6 5,503 (27.66%) SQL
7 5,403 (27.16%) DevOps
8 4,843 (24.34%) Windows
9 4,524 (22.74%) SQL Server
10 3,957 (19.89%) Office 365
11 3,791 (19.06%) JavaScript
12 3,274 (16.46%) Active Directory
13 3,273 (16.45%) Finance
14 2,700 (13.57%) ASP.NET
15 2,667 (13.41%) VMware
16 2,625 (13.19%) MVC
17 2,601 (13.07%) Python
18 2,553 (12.83%) GCP
19 2,537 (12.75%) Docker
20 2,452 (12.33%) PowerShell
21 2,400 (12.06%) Linux
22 2,335 (11.74%) Windows Server
23 2,279 (11.46%) AngularJS
24 2,246 (11.29%) Java
25 2,146 (10.79%) Microservices
26 2,133 (10.72%) HTML
27 2,109 (10.60%) Kubernetes
28 2,086 (10.49%) CSS
29 2,083 (10.47%) Scrum
30 2,057 (10.34%) Problem-Solving

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 1,384 (6.96%) SharePoint
2 764 (3.84%) MS Exchange
3 607 (3.05%) IIS
4 489 (2.46%) Apache Spark
5 385 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
6 373 (1.87%) Confluence
7 366 (1.84%) Skype for Business
8 292 (1.47%) CMS
9 287 (1.44%) Apache
10 239 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
11 228 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
12 219 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
13 185 (0.93%) OpenStack
14 151 (0.76%) Tomcat
15 142 (0.71%) Umbraco
16 105 (0.53%) nginx
17 97 (0.49%) SAS
18 95 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
19 94 (0.47%) WebSphere
20 78 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 721 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
2 187 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 78 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 53 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 35 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 32 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 19 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.060%) S-PLUS
9 11 (0.055%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.035%) Photoshop
11 6 (0.030%) SPSS
12 4 (0.020%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.020%) Camtasia
13 3 (0.015%) HipChat
13 3 (0.015%) InDesign
14 2 (0.010%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.010%) Adobe XD
14 2 (0.010%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.005%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 497 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 223 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 62 (0.31%) Magento
4 54 (0.27%) FINCAD Analytics
5 41 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
6 40 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 35 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
8 29 (0.15%) WebTrends
9 21 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
10 20 (0.10%) SAP ERP
11 16 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
12 14 (0.070%) Distributed Ledger
12 14 (0.070%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 12 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
14 11 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
14 11 (0.055%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 10 (0.050%) assyst
16 8 (0.040%) Adobe Campaign
16 8 (0.040%) Temenos T24
17 7 (0.035%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 8,221 (41.32%) AWS
2 3,957 (19.89%) Office 365
3 2,553 (12.83%) GCP
4 1,397 (7.02%) PaaS
5 1,259 (6.33%) SaaS
6 1,203 (6.05%) Power Platform
7 1,190 (5.98%) IaaS
8 1,188 (5.97%) Azure Active Directory
9 642 (3.23%) Serverless
10 570 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
11 536 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
12 375 (1.88%) Azure Data Factory
13 372 (1.87%) GitHub
14 323 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
15 306 (1.54%) OneDrive
16 223 (1.12%) Azure Functions
17 206 (1.04%) Amazon S3
18 205 (1.03%) PowerApps
19 184 (0.92%) OpenShift
20 183 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,740 (8.75%) Firewall
2 1,107 (5.56%) DNS
3 787 (3.96%) DHCP
4 763 (3.84%) WAN
5 681 (3.42%) LAN
6 680 (3.42%) VPN
7 636 (3.20%) TCP/IP
8 529 (2.66%) SAN
9 496 (2.49%) Skype
10 412 (2.07%) Network Security
11 406 (2.04%) Internet
12 319 (1.60%) Wireless
13 313 (1.57%) VoIP
14 293 (1.47%) VLAN
15 231 (1.16%) MPLS
16 181 (0.91%) NetScaler
17 177 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
17 177 (0.89%) HTTP
18 154 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
19 150 (0.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,524 (22.74%) SQL Server
2 1,099 (5.52%) Power BI
3 1,085 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1,066 (5.36%) NoSQL
5 967 (4.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 920 (4.62%) Big Data
7 814 (4.09%) Azure SQL Database
8 784 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 656 (3.30%) Relational Database
10 615 (3.09%) MongoDB
11 578 (2.91%) Hadoop
12 544 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 533 (2.68%) MySQL
14 487 (2.45%) Data Lake
15 457 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
16 347 (1.74%) Cosmos DB
17 311 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
18 292 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
19 255 (1.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 246 (1.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2,035 (10.23%) Git (software)
2 1,333 (6.70%) Jenkins
3 898 (4.51%) JIRA
4 791 (3.98%) Visual Studio
5 681 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 624 (3.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 619 (3.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 594 (2.99%) TeamCity
9 589 (2.96%) Selenium
10 394 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 290 (1.46%) NUnit
12 273 (1.37%) Subversion
13 248 (1.25%) Bitbucket
14 224 (1.13%) Maven
15 213 (1.07%) SpecFlow
16 186 (0.93%) GitLab
17 161 (0.81%) Cucumber
18 145 (0.73%) WebDriver
19 107 (0.54%) Ant
19 107 (0.54%) Artifactory
General
1 3,273 (16.45%) Finance
2 946 (4.76%) Retail
3 719 (3.61%) Public Sector
4 678 (3.41%) Banking
5 556 (2.79%) Marketing
6 304 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 302 (1.52%) Law
8 264 (1.33%) Legal
9 256 (1.29%) Games
10 234 (1.18%) Front Office
11 230 (1.16%) Manufacturing
12 178 (0.89%) Advertising
13 150 (0.75%) Automotive
14 108 (0.54%) Investment Banking
15 97 (0.49%) Electronics
16 84 (0.42%) Financial Institution
17 63 (0.32%) Billing
18 61 (0.31%) Local Government
19 60 (0.30%) Back Office
20 49 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5,912 (29.72%) Developer
2 2,391 (12.02%) Architect
3 2,367 (11.90%) .NET Developer
4 1,566 (7.87%) C# Developer
5 1,391 (6.99%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,375 (6.91%) Consultant
7 1,333 (6.70%) Senior Developer
8 1,125 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 961 (4.83%) Software Developer
10 943 (4.74%) C# .NET Developer
11 899 (4.52%) Azure Engineer
12 898 (4.51%) Analyst
13 853 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
14 852 (4.28%) Software Engineer
15 840 (4.22%) Cloud Engineer
16 638 (3.21%) Support Engineer
17 616 (3.10%) Azure Developer
18 561 (2.82%) Senior .NET Developer
19 554 (2.78%) Cloud Architect
20 530 (2.66%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,184 (31.08%) .NET
2 2,700 (13.57%) ASP.NET
3 2,279 (11.46%) AngularJS
4 2,133 (10.72%) HTML
5 2,086 (10.49%) CSS
6 1,932 (9.71%) .NET Core
7 1,499 (7.53%) Web Services
8 1,474 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,464 (7.36%) .NET Framework
10 1,436 (7.22%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1,352 (6.80%) React
12 1,044 (5.25%) Node.js
13 1,033 (5.19%) REST
14 871 (4.38%) RESTful
15 792 (3.98%) Entity Framework
16 771 (3.88%) jQuery
17 600 (3.02%) HTML5
18 537 (2.70%) JSON
19 451 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 444 (2.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1,176 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 1,158 (5.82%) Data Centre
3 1,015 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
4 1,009 (5.07%) Public Cloud
5 560 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
6 546 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 512 (2.57%) Management Information System
8 498 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
9 486 (2.44%) User Experience
10 459 (2.31%) Cloud Native
11 362 (1.82%) Mobile App
12 321 (1.61%) Private Cloud
13 227 (1.14%) Hedge funds
14 218 (1.10%) Clustering
15 217 (1.09%) Algorithms
16 199 (1.00%) Replication
16 199 (1.00%) Virtual Team
17 167 (0.84%) Data Structures
18 163 (0.82%) Driving Licence
19 153 (0.77%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4,843 (24.34%) Windows
2 2,400 (12.06%) Linux
3 2,335 (11.74%) Windows Server
4 1,051 (5.28%) Windows 10
5 809 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 635 (3.19%) Unix
7 500 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 332 (1.67%) Windows 7
9 239 (1.20%) Android
10 221 (1.11%) CentOS
11 196 (0.99%) Apple iOS
12 170 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 126 (0.63%) Windows 8
14 123 (0.62%) Ubuntu
15 122 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
16 91 (0.46%) Mac OS
17 81 (0.41%) VMS
18 58 (0.29%) Mac OS X
19 52 (0.26%) Solaris
20 50 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,900 (34.68%) Agile Software Development
2 5,403 (27.16%) DevOps
3 2,625 (13.19%) MVC
4 2,146 (10.79%) Microservices
5 2,083 (10.47%) Scrum
6 2,057 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
7 2,021 (10.16%) Software Engineering
8 1,867 (9.38%) TDD
9 1,803 (9.06%) Business Intelligence
10 1,622 (8.15%) ITIL
11 1,592 (8.00%) Migration
12 1,569 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
13 1,554 (7.81%) Test Automation
14 1,527 (7.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 1,456 (7.32%) Analytics
16 1,440 (7.24%) Mentoring
17 1,090 (5.48%) SDLC
18 1,004 (5.05%) Computer Science
19 926 (4.65%) Presales
20 922 (4.63%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6,367 (32.00%) C#
2 5,503 (27.66%) SQL
3 3,791 (19.06%) JavaScript
4 2,601 (13.07%) Python
5 2,452 (12.33%) PowerShell
6 2,246 (11.29%) Java
7 933 (4.69%) T-SQL
8 849 (4.27%) Bash Shell
9 652 (3.28%) TypeScript
10 560 (2.81%) Ruby
11 432 (2.17%) C++
12 372 (1.87%) Go
13 343 (1.72%) PHP
14 293 (1.47%) Scala
15 288 (1.45%) C
16 251 (1.26%) R
17 197 (0.99%) VB.NET
18 196 (0.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 172 (0.86%) Shell Script
20 168 (0.84%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,775 (8.92%) Degree
2 1,063 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 693 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
4 604 (3.04%) MCSE
5 547 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 472 (2.37%) CCNA
7 446 (2.24%) MCSA
8 407 (2.05%) Security Cleared
9 338 (1.70%) CCNP
10 245 (1.23%) CISSP
11 229 (1.15%) SC Cleared
12 183 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 171 (0.86%) MCP
14 129 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
15 123 (0.62%) AWS Certification
15 123 (0.62%) CISM
16 92 (0.46%) CompTIA Security+
17 90 (0.45%) MCITP
18 74 (0.37%) DV Cleared
18 74 (0.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 785 (3.95%) QA
2 604 (3.04%) SLA
3 348 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 271 (1.36%) GDPR
5 196 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 192 (0.97%) Data Quality
7 109 (0.55%) NIST
8 102 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
9 71 (0.36%) COBIT
10 41 (0.21%) PMO
11 29 (0.15%) NCSC
12 28 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 24 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 24 (0.12%) ISO 9001
13 24 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 13 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 12 (0.060%) GAMP
16 10 (0.050%) ISO 31000
17 7 (0.035%) JSP 440
18 5 (0.025%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3,274 (16.46%) Active Directory
2 2,537 (12.75%) Docker
3 1,671 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,287 (6.47%) Hyper-V
5 352 (1.77%) XenApp
6 347 (1.74%) vSphere
7 243 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
8 242 (1.22%) XenDesktop
9 204 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
10 110 (0.55%) HDFS
11 108 (0.54%) Firmware
12 84 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
13 75 (0.38%) VMware NSX
14 70 (0.35%) vCloud
15 67 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
16 63 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 53 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
18 50 (0.25%) BitLocker
18 50 (0.25%) VirtualBox
19 40 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2,109 (10.60%) Kubernetes
2 1,411 (7.09%) Terraform
3 1,388 (6.98%) Ansible
4 1,037 (5.21%) Puppet
5 909 (4.57%) SCCM
6 831 (4.18%) Opscode Chef
7 706 (3.55%) Microsoft Intune
8 218 (1.10%) SCOM
9 189 (0.95%) Grafana
10 181 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
11 176 (0.88%) WSUS
12 165 (0.83%) Nagios
13 144 (0.72%) Packer
14 143 (0.72%) Consul
15 128 (0.64%) Prometheus
16 118 (0.59%) Kibana
16 118 (0.59%) Salt
16 118 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
17 97 (0.49%) Graphite
18 89 (0.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7,906 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 2,667 (13.41%) VMware
3 1,688 (8.48%) Google
4 1,372 (6.90%) Cisco
5 997 (5.01%) Oracle
6 984 (4.95%) Citrix
7 423 (2.13%) SAP
8 338 (1.70%) HP
9 322 (1.62%) Tableau
10 294 (1.48%) Splunk
11 290 (1.46%) Dell
12 288 (1.45%) Veeam
13 286 (1.44%) IBM
14 285 (1.43%) Meraki
15 264 (1.33%) NetApp
16 257 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
16 257 (1.29%) ServiceNow
17 238 (1.20%) CheckPoint
18 223 (1.12%) Databricks
19 214 (1.08%) Red Hat