Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 7 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +11
Permanent jobs citing Azure 20,230 14,088 18,590
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 19.50% 17.32% 12.92%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.12% 48.53% 44.04%
Number of salaries quoted 16,168 11,663 15,261
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £56,000
Median % change year-on-year - +2.68% +1.82%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +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 42,930 29,028 42,214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.38% 35.68% 29.33%
Number of salaries quoted 32,130 23,870 34,576
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £30,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,290 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 18,059 £58,000 +0.87% 3,835
UK excluding London +4 11,368 £50,500 +1.00% 2,645
London 0 7,241 £70,000 - 1,414
Work from Home +1 4,809 £60,000 +1.27% 859
South East +4 3,388 £55,000 - 588
North of England +6 2,935 £50,000 - 775
Midlands 0 1,866 £50,000 - 497
South West +5 1,520 £48,500 +2.11% 274
North West +4 1,418 £52,500 - 418
West Midlands +1 1,313 £55,000 +10.00% 312
Yorkshire +4 1,242 £50,000 - 268
Scotland +5 752 £52,250 +4.50% 161
East of England -2 587 £53,000 +10.99% 269
East Midlands +1 548 £45,000 -5.26% 184
Wales +3 298 £45,000 - 62
North East +5 280 £45,000 +9.76% 89
Northern Ireland -19 57 £37,500 -16.67% 21
Isle of Man -13 3 £35,000 +6.06%
Channel Islands - 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 7,896 (39.03%) AWS
2 7,781 (38.46%) DevOps
3 7,489 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
4 7,157 (35.38%) Microsoft
5 5,673 (28.04%) C#
6 5,623 (27.80%) SQL
7 5,385 (26.62%) .NET
8 4,362 (21.56%) JavaScript
9 3,783 (18.70%) Windows
10 3,754 (18.56%) Kubernetes
11 3,607 (17.83%) SQL Server
12 3,522 (17.41%) Docker
13 3,475 (17.18%) GCP
14 3,467 (17.14%) Social Skills
15 3,439 (17.00%) Python
16 3,312 (16.37%) Microsoft 365
17 3,267 (16.15%) Finance
18 2,980 (14.73%) Active Directory
19 2,847 (14.07%) Microservices
20 2,803 (13.86%) Software Engineering
21 2,735 (13.52%) PowerShell
22 2,619 (12.95%) Terraform
23 2,520 (12.46%) .NET Core
24 2,501 (12.36%) Linux
25 2,417 (11.95%) AngularJS
26 2,387 (11.80%) React
27 2,384 (11.78%) VMware
28 2,302 (11.38%) Java
29 2,219 (10.97%) Git (software)
30 2,191 (10.83%) Scrum

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 1,267 (6.26%) SharePoint
2 517 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 470 (2.32%) MS Exchange
4 459 (2.27%) IIS
5 364 (1.80%) Confluence
6 325 (1.61%) Apache
7 308 (1.52%) CMS
8 302 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
9 148 (0.73%) Umbraco
10 134 (0.66%) Apache Airflow
11 92 (0.45%) OpenStack
12 91 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
13 87 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
13 87 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
14 84 (0.42%) EPiServer
15 83 (0.41%) nginx
16 82 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
17 73 (0.36%) NServiceBus
18 68 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
18 68 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 559 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 210 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
4 48 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 35 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 17 (0.084%) Sketch
8 15 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.054%) Figma
10 8 (0.040%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.040%) SPSS
10 8 (0.040%) Zeplin
11 7 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.035%) AutoCAD
12 6 (0.030%) Revit
13 5 (0.025%) Adobe XD
14 4 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.020%) Fireworks
14 4 (0.020%) InVision
14 4 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 343 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 86 (0.43%) Sentinel
3 66 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 47 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 31 (0.15%) R3 Corda
6 28 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
7 27 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
8 24 (0.12%) Magento
9 22 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
10 16 (0.079%) SAP Business One
11 13 (0.064%) Oracle Applications
11 13 (0.064%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 10 (0.049%) Primavera
13 8 (0.040%) Elite 3E
13 8 (0.040%) nopCommerce
13 8 (0.040%) Oracle EBS
14 7 (0.035%) Adobe Campaign
14 7 (0.035%) SAP S/4HANA
15 6 (0.030%) FastStats
15 6 (0.030%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 7,896 (39.03%) AWS
2 3,475 (17.18%) GCP
3 3,312 (16.37%) Microsoft 365
4 1,820 (9.00%) Power Platform
5 1,633 (8.07%) SaaS
6 1,618 (8.00%) PaaS
7 1,609 (7.95%) Azure Active Directory
8 1,331 (6.58%) IaaS
9 1,211 (5.99%) Serverless
10 672 (3.32%) Azure Data Factory
11 606 (3.00%) Dynamics 365
12 563 (2.78%) GitHub
13 487 (2.41%) Azure Service Bus
14 482 (2.38%) PowerApps
15 467 (2.31%) Azure Functions
16 440 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
17 432 (2.14%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 406 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
19 347 (1.72%) OpenShift
20 336 (1.66%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1,452 (7.18%) Firewall
2 825 (4.08%) DNS
3 562 (2.78%) DHCP
4 540 (2.67%) WAN
5 526 (2.60%) VPN
6 497 (2.46%) LAN
7 431 (2.13%) TCP/IP
8 415 (2.05%) SAN
9 351 (1.74%) Network Security
10 322 (1.59%) VLAN
11 265 (1.31%) Internet
12 261 (1.29%) HTTP
13 193 (0.95%) VoIP
14 167 (0.83%) Wireless
15 142 (0.70%) OSPF
15 142 (0.70%) Skype
16 128 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
17 119 (0.59%) IPv4
17 119 (0.59%) SD-WAN
18 118 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,607 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 1,367 (6.76%) Power BI
3 1,237 (6.11%) NoSQL
4 1,231 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
5 885 (4.37%) Big Data
6 848 (4.19%) Azure SQL Database
7 810 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 778 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
9 710 (3.51%) MongoDB
10 692 (3.42%) MySQL
11 685 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 659 (3.26%) Relational Database
13 596 (2.95%) Data Lake
14 479 (2.37%) Hadoop
15 472 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 348 (1.72%) Tableau
17 313 (1.55%) Redis
18 233 (1.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 213 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
20 202 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2,219 (10.97%) Git (software)
2 1,678 (8.29%) Jenkins
3 864 (4.27%) JIRA
4 602 (2.98%) Visual Studio
5 564 (2.79%) TeamCity
6 555 (2.74%) Selenium
7 500 (2.47%) Octopus Deploy
8 436 (2.16%) GitLab
9 424 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 302 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 274 (1.35%) Cypress.io
12 229 (1.13%) Maven
13 227 (1.12%) SpecFlow
14 224 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 224 (1.11%) Postman
15 211 (1.04%) JMeter
16 205 (1.01%) Cucumber
17 196 (0.97%) JUnit
18 194 (0.96%) Bitbucket
19 181 (0.89%) NUnit
General
1 3,467 (17.14%) Social Skills
2 3,267 (16.15%) Finance
3 963 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 831 (4.11%) Public Sector
5 668 (3.30%) Retail
6 656 (3.24%) Banking
7 569 (2.81%) Marketing
8 423 (2.09%) Law
9 378 (1.87%) Presentation Skills
10 357 (1.76%) Manufacturing
11 324 (1.60%) Telecoms
12 319 (1.58%) Legal
13 308 (1.52%) Games
14 246 (1.22%) Organisational Skills
15 243 (1.20%) Front Office
16 196 (0.97%) Electronics
17 175 (0.87%) Advertising
18 169 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
19 146 (0.72%) Documentation Skills
20 141 (0.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5,702 (28.19%) Developer
2 2,173 (10.74%) Architect
3 1,834 (9.07%) .NET Developer
4 1,703 (8.42%) DevOps Engineer
5 1,541 (7.62%) Azure Engineer
6 1,463 (7.23%) Senior Developer
7 1,136 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1,125 (5.56%) Software Engineer
9 1,119 (5.53%) C# Developer
10 930 (4.60%) Analyst
11 915 (4.52%) Cloud Engineer
12 899 (4.44%) Consultant
13 858 (4.24%) Software Developer
14 809 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
15 793 (3.92%) Data Engineer
16 722 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
17 650 (3.21%) C# .NET Developer
18 582 (2.88%) Azure Architect
19 580 (2.87%) Support Engineer
20 510 (2.52%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,385 (26.62%) .NET
2 2,520 (12.46%) .NET Core
3 2,417 (11.95%) AngularJS
4 2,387 (11.80%) React
5 2,016 (9.97%) CSS
6 1,877 (9.28%) HTML
7 1,497 (7.40%) ASP.NET
8 1,468 (7.26%) Web Services
9 1,358 (6.71%) .NET Framework
10 1,293 (6.39%) Node.js
11 1,212 (5.99%) REST
12 914 (4.52%) RESTful
13 903 (4.46%) Vue.js
14 897 (4.43%) ASP.NET Web API
15 707 (3.49%) Kafka
16 632 (3.12%) Spring
17 624 (3.08%) HTML5
18 609 (3.01%) jQuery
19 580 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC
20 576 (2.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,043 (5.16%) Public Cloud
2 865 (4.28%) Greenfield Project
3 703 (3.48%) Data Centre
4 689 (3.41%) Cloud Native
5 665 (3.29%) User Experience
6 524 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
7 468 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
8 402 (1.99%) Management Information System
9 399 (1.97%) Mobile App
10 328 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
11 234 (1.16%) Algorithms
12 227 (1.12%) Private Cloud
13 221 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
14 200 (0.99%) Clustering
15 195 (0.96%) Virtual Team
16 191 (0.94%) Derivative
17 184 (0.91%) Data Structures
18 168 (0.83%) Equities
18 168 (0.83%) Hedge funds
19 165 (0.82%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3,783 (18.70%) Windows
2 2,501 (12.36%) Linux
3 1,950 (9.64%) Windows Server
4 667 (3.30%) Windows 10
5 494 (2.44%) Unix
6 466 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 424 (2.10%) Windows Server 2016
8 334 (1.65%) Windows Server 2019
9 272 (1.34%) Android
10 243 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 236 (1.17%) Ubuntu
12 206 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 197 (0.97%) CentOS
14 188 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 109 (0.54%) Windows 7
16 96 (0.47%) VMS
17 89 (0.44%) Mac OS
18 50 (0.25%) Mac OS X
19 45 (0.22%) Windows 8
20 36 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,781 (38.46%) DevOps
2 7,489 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
3 2,847 (14.07%) Microservices
4 2,803 (13.86%) Software Engineering
5 2,191 (10.83%) Scrum
6 2,026 (10.01%) Business Intelligence
7 1,850 (9.14%) TDD
8 1,816 (8.98%) Analytics
9 1,742 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
10 1,630 (8.06%) Test Automation
11 1,608 (7.95%) Migration
12 1,603 (7.92%) Mentoring
13 1,602 (7.92%) MVC
14 1,583 (7.83%) Infrastructure as Code
15 1,472 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 1,468 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
17 1,250 (6.18%) SDLC
18 1,185 (5.86%) ITIL
19 1,160 (5.73%) ETL
20 985 (4.87%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 5,673 (28.04%) C#
2 5,623 (27.80%) SQL
3 4,362 (21.56%) JavaScript
4 3,439 (17.00%) Python
5 2,735 (13.52%) PowerShell
6 2,302 (11.38%) Java
7 1,323 (6.54%) TypeScript
8 1,030 (5.09%) Bash Shell
9 893 (4.41%) T-SQL
10 579 (2.86%) Go
11 495 (2.45%) Ruby
12 479 (2.37%) C++
13 442 (2.18%) Scala
14 414 (2.05%) PHP
15 274 (1.35%) Kotlin
16 267 (1.32%) R
17 220 (1.09%) C
18 218 (1.08%) ES6
19 171 (0.85%) Shell Script
20 167 (0.83%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,530 (7.56%) Degree
2 1,052 (5.20%) Security Cleared
3 808 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 615 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 412 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 388 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 247 (1.22%) CCNA
8 244 (1.21%) CISSP
9 225 (1.11%) MCSE
10 172 (0.85%) CISM
11 142 (0.70%) CCNP
12 139 (0.69%) MCSA
13 128 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
14 115 (0.57%) Master's Degree
15 94 (0.46%) AWS Certification
16 91 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 85 (0.42%) DV Cleared
18 81 (0.40%) ISEB
19 79 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
20 78 (0.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 888 (4.39%) QA
2 454 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 392 (1.94%) SLA
4 360 (1.78%) GDPR
5 223 (1.10%) Data Quality
6 183 (0.90%) NIST
7 176 (0.87%) PCI DSS
8 147 (0.73%) Accessibility
9 104 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
10 80 (0.40%) GRC
11 55 (0.27%) PMO
12 40 (0.20%) NCSC
13 38 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 32 (0.16%) COBIT
15 30 (0.15%) ISO 9001
16 25 (0.12%) WCAG
17 22 (0.11%) ITGC
18 20 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 20 (0.099%) SOC 2
19 19 (0.094%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3,522 (17.41%) Docker
2 2,980 (14.73%) Active Directory
3 1,536 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 924 (4.57%) Hyper-V
5 281 (1.39%) vSphere
6 275 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
7 255 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
8 162 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
9 138 (0.68%) XenDesktop
10 137 (0.68%) XenApp
11 76 (0.38%) VirtualBox
12 74 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
13 69 (0.34%) HDFS
14 40 (0.20%) BitLocker
15 38 (0.19%) VMware NSX
16 37 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 34 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
18 33 (0.16%) NFS
18 33 (0.16%) Xen
19 27 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 3,754 (18.56%) Kubernetes
2 2,619 (12.95%) Terraform
3 1,632 (8.07%) Ansible
4 819 (4.05%) Microsoft Intune
5 785 (3.88%) Puppet
6 620 (3.06%) SCCM
7 616 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
8 290 (1.43%) Grafana
9 279 (1.38%) Prometheus
10 212 (1.05%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 183 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
12 141 (0.70%) SCOM
13 133 (0.66%) Istio
14 132 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
15 109 (0.54%) Packer
16 100 (0.49%) Nagios
17 82 (0.41%) vCenter Server
18 78 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
19 72 (0.36%) Consul
20 65 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7,157 (35.38%) Microsoft
2 2,384 (11.78%) VMware
3 1,565 (7.74%) Google
4 1,000 (4.94%) Oracle
5 809 (4.00%) Cisco
6 706 (3.49%) Citrix
7 543 (2.68%) Databricks
8 419 (2.07%) SAP
9 303 (1.50%) Veeam
10 302 (1.49%) IBM
11 292 (1.44%) Red Hat
12 279 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
13 249 (1.23%) Splunk
14 215 (1.06%) HP
15 205 (1.01%) Dell
16 183 (0.90%) NetApp
17 180 (0.89%) Palo Alto
18 176 (0.87%) Meraki
19 157 (0.78%) Informatica
20 146 (0.72%) SolarWinds