Period
to 14 October 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 14 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 18 37
Rank change year-on-year +10 +19 +43
Permanent jobs citing Azure 19,453 16,587 10,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.13% 10.15% 6.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.79% 41.17% 33.04%
Number of salaries quoted 16,076 13,596 9,282
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -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 43,430 40,285 32,958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.54% 24.65% 18.97%
Number of salaries quoted 35,368 32,596 27,126
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 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 +10 17,849 £55,000 - 3,379
UK excluding London +9 10,946 £50,000 - 2,433
London +12 7,773 £65,000 - 1,195
South East +10 3,454 £52,500 - 603
North of England +6 2,486 £47,500 - 719
Midlands +10 1,739 £50,000 - 383
North West +8 1,284 £50,000 - 409
South West +9 1,247 £45,000 -5.26% 273
West Midlands +11 1,083 £50,000 -4.26% 225
East of England +14 1,038 £50,000 -4.76% 213
Yorkshire +4 985 £45,100 -4.04% 247
Scotland +12 747 £45,000 -5.26% 170
East Midlands +8 646 £45,000 - 156
Wales +11 225 £45,000 -5.26% 54
North East +13 219 £45,000 - 63
Northern Ireland +6 45 £38,750 -3.13% 25
Channel Islands +6 2 £56,250 -6.25%
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 14 October 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 8,322 (42.78%) AWS
2 7,654 (39.35%) Microsoft
3 6,882 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
4 5,879 (30.22%) C#
5 5,772 (29.67%) .NET
6 5,452 (28.03%) DevOps
7 5,404 (27.78%) SQL
8 4,910 (25.24%) Windows
9 4,366 (22.44%) SQL Server
10 3,850 (19.79%) Office 365
11 3,571 (18.36%) JavaScript
12 3,320 (17.07%) Active Directory
13 3,026 (15.56%) Finance
14 2,719 (13.98%) Python
15 2,688 (13.82%) VMware
16 2,664 (13.69%) Docker
17 2,632 (13.53%) Linux
18 2,624 (13.49%) GCP
19 2,497 (12.84%) ASP.NET
20 2,483 (12.76%) PowerShell
21 2,425 (12.47%) MVC
22 2,388 (12.28%) Windows Server
23 2,211 (11.37%) Scrum
24 2,185 (11.23%) Java
25 2,174 (11.18%) Kubernetes
26 2,073 (10.66%) Git (software)
27 2,069 (10.64%) Microservices
28 2,061 (10.59%) AngularJS
29 1,994 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
30 1,975 (10.15%) 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 1,341 (6.89%) SharePoint
2 773 (3.97%) MS Exchange
3 589 (3.03%) IIS
4 485 (2.49%) Apache Spark
5 411 (2.11%) Confluence
6 410 (2.11%) Skype for Business
7 365 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
8 291 (1.50%) Apache
9 284 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 266 (1.37%) CMS
11 235 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
11 235 (1.21%) OpenStack
12 231 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
13 135 (0.69%) Umbraco
14 127 (0.65%) Tomcat
15 120 (0.62%) nginx
16 112 (0.58%) SAS
17 101 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
18 90 (0.46%) WebSphere
19 78 (0.40%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 723 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
2 207 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 52 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 49 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 34 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 19 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.082%) S-PLUS
9 10 (0.051%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.046%) SPSS
11 7 (0.036%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.021%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.021%) Moqups
13 3 (0.015%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.010%) HipChat
14 2 (0.010%) InDesign
14 2 (0.010%) SOLIDWORKS
15 1 (0.005%) InVision
Business Applications
1 503 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 189 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 68 (0.35%) Magento
4 48 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
5 44 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
6 39 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 32 (0.16%) FINCAD Analytics
8 25 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 25 (0.13%) WebTrends
9 23 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 18 (0.093%) Distributed Ledger
10 18 (0.093%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 14 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
11 14 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 13 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
13 11 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
14 10 (0.051%) assyst
14 10 (0.051%) Workfront
15 8 (0.041%) Infor M3
16 7 (0.036%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 8,322 (42.78%) AWS
2 3,850 (19.79%) Office 365
3 2,624 (13.49%) GCP
4 1,324 (6.81%) PaaS
5 1,263 (6.49%) Power Platform
6 1,220 (6.27%) SaaS
7 1,185 (6.09%) Azure Active Directory
8 1,176 (6.05%) IaaS
9 618 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
10 584 (3.00%) Serverless
11 460 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
12 403 (2.07%) GitHub
13 375 (1.93%) Azure Data Factory
14 357 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
15 291 (1.50%) OneDrive
16 215 (1.11%) OpenShift
17 210 (1.08%) Azure Functions
18 206 (1.06%) Amazon S3
19 189 (0.97%) PowerApps
20 186 (0.96%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,727 (8.88%) Firewall
2 1,185 (6.09%) DNS
3 843 (4.33%) DHCP
4 815 (4.19%) WAN
5 722 (3.71%) LAN
6 690 (3.55%) VPN
7 643 (3.31%) TCP/IP
8 533 (2.74%) SAN
8 533 (2.74%) Skype
9 432 (2.22%) Network Security
10 396 (2.04%) Internet
11 319 (1.64%) VLAN
12 292 (1.50%) VoIP
13 290 (1.49%) Wireless
14 250 (1.29%) MPLS
15 207 (1.06%) HTTP
16 168 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
17 162 (0.83%) NetScaler
18 157 (0.81%) NAS
19 151 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,366 (22.44%) SQL Server
2 1,183 (6.08%) Power BI
3 1,169 (6.01%) Data Warehouse
4 1,076 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1,006 (5.17%) NoSQL
6 991 (5.09%) Big Data
7 895 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 804 (4.13%) Azure SQL Database
9 701 (3.60%) Relational Database
10 685 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 639 (3.28%) MongoDB
12 563 (2.89%) Hadoop
13 536 (2.76%) MySQL
14 524 (2.69%) Data Lake
15 416 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
16 336 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
17 329 (1.69%) Cosmos DB
18 290 (1.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 270 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
20 254 (1.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2,073 (10.66%) Git (software)
2 1,494 (7.68%) Jenkins
3 972 (5.00%) JIRA
4 829 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 699 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 675 (3.47%) Visual Studio Team System
7 649 (3.34%) TeamCity
8 612 (3.15%) Selenium
9 610 (3.14%) Octopus Deploy
10 429 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 309 (1.59%) Subversion
12 268 (1.38%) Bitbucket
13 246 (1.26%) NUnit
14 231 (1.19%) Maven
15 198 (1.02%) SpecFlow
16 194 (1.00%) GitLab
17 184 (0.95%) Cucumber
18 169 (0.87%) WebDriver
19 121 (0.62%) Travis CI
20 110 (0.57%) webpack
General
1 3,026 (15.56%) Finance
2 1,019 (5.24%) Retail
3 707 (3.63%) Public Sector
4 622 (3.20%) Banking
5 565 (2.90%) Marketing
6 323 (1.66%) Telecoms
7 268 (1.38%) Law
8 247 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 235 (1.21%) Games
10 223 (1.15%) Legal
11 182 (0.94%) Advertising
12 125 (0.64%) Front Office
13 97 (0.50%) Automotive
14 86 (0.44%) Electronics
15 82 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 64 (0.33%) Investment Banking
17 60 (0.31%) Back Office
18 56 (0.29%) Local Government
19 54 (0.28%) Publishing
20 47 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5,617 (28.87%) Developer
2 2,323 (11.94%) Architect
3 2,217 (11.40%) .NET Developer
4 1,475 (7.58%) C# Developer
5 1,438 (7.39%) Consultant
5 1,438 (7.39%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,283 (6.60%) Senior Developer
7 1,225 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 937 (4.82%) C# .NET Developer
9 910 (4.68%) Analyst
10 890 (4.58%) Cloud Engineer
10 890 (4.58%) Software Developer
11 863 (4.44%) Azure Engineer
12 858 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
13 822 (4.23%) Software Engineer
14 610 (3.14%) Support Engineer
15 579 (2.98%) Cloud Architect
16 573 (2.95%) Azure Developer
17 554 (2.85%) Senior .NET Developer
18 517 (2.66%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,772 (29.67%) .NET
2 2,497 (12.84%) ASP.NET
3 2,061 (10.59%) AngularJS
4 1,975 (10.15%) HTML
5 1,857 (9.55%) CSS
6 1,710 (8.79%) .NET Core
7 1,420 (7.30%) Web Services
8 1,343 (6.90%) .NET Framework
9 1,333 (6.85%) React
10 1,310 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1,298 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 982 (5.05%) REST
13 977 (5.02%) Node.js
14 760 (3.91%) RESTful
15 724 (3.72%) jQuery
16 702 (3.61%) Entity Framework
17 565 (2.90%) HTML5
18 531 (2.73%) JSON
19 471 (2.42%) WCF
20 416 (2.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,118 (5.75%) Data Centre
2 1,064 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 1,059 (5.44%) Public Cloud
4 926 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
5 583 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
6 556 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 517 (2.66%) Management Information System
8 501 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
9 493 (2.53%) User Experience
10 401 (2.06%) Cloud Native
11 358 (1.84%) Mobile App
12 266 (1.37%) Private Cloud
13 234 (1.20%) Replication
14 226 (1.16%) Algorithms
15 214 (1.10%) Clustering
16 177 (0.91%) Data Structures
17 162 (0.83%) Hedge funds
18 154 (0.79%) Virtual Team
19 144 (0.74%) Driving Licence
20 137 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4,910 (25.24%) Windows
2 2,632 (13.53%) Linux
3 2,388 (12.28%) Windows Server
4 963 (4.95%) Windows 10
5 847 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 681 (3.50%) Unix
7 564 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 378 (1.94%) Windows 7
9 258 (1.33%) Android
10 252 (1.30%) CentOS
11 215 (1.11%) Apple iOS
12 177 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 142 (0.73%) Ubuntu
14 141 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
15 121 (0.62%) Windows 8
16 106 (0.54%) Mac OS
17 61 (0.31%) Debian
18 52 (0.27%) Solaris
19 47 (0.24%) VMS
20 41 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,882 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
2 5,452 (28.03%) DevOps
3 2,425 (12.47%) MVC
4 2,211 (11.37%) Scrum
5 2,069 (10.64%) Microservices
6 1,994 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
7 1,896 (9.75%) Software Engineering
8 1,861 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
9 1,769 (9.09%) TDD
10 1,653 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
11 1,621 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 1,618 (8.32%) ITIL
13 1,569 (8.07%) Test Automation
14 1,508 (7.75%) Migration
15 1,473 (7.57%) Analytics
16 1,345 (6.91%) Mentoring
17 1,090 (5.60%) SDLC
18 1,046 (5.38%) Computer Science
19 979 (5.03%) ETL
20 959 (4.93%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 5,879 (30.22%) C#
2 5,404 (27.78%) SQL
3 3,571 (18.36%) JavaScript
4 2,719 (13.98%) Python
5 2,483 (12.76%) PowerShell
6 2,185 (11.23%) Java
7 963 (4.95%) T-SQL
8 942 (4.84%) Bash Shell
9 640 (3.29%) Ruby
10 629 (3.23%) TypeScript
11 420 (2.16%) C++
12 373 (1.92%) Go
13 332 (1.71%) Scala
14 328 (1.69%) PHP
15 283 (1.45%) R
16 278 (1.43%) C
17 256 (1.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 210 (1.08%) VB.NET
19 192 (0.99%) Perl
20 191 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,881 (9.67%) Degree
2 1,091 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 763 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
4 610 (3.14%) MCSE
5 544 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 523 (2.69%) CCNA
7 449 (2.31%) Security Cleared
8 448 (2.30%) MCSA
9 342 (1.76%) CCNP
10 265 (1.36%) CISSP
11 240 (1.23%) SC Cleared
12 207 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 182 (0.94%) MCP
14 134 (0.69%) CISM
15 122 (0.63%) AWS Certification
16 116 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
17 95 (0.49%) MCITP
18 92 (0.47%) CompTIA Security+
19 90 (0.46%) DV Cleared
20 86 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 848 (4.36%) QA
2 506 (2.60%) SLA
3 301 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 273 (1.40%) GDPR
5 166 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 165 (0.85%) Data Quality
7 96 (0.49%) NIST
8 78 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 75 (0.39%) COBIT
10 60 (0.31%) PMO
11 39 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 25 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 24 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 24 (0.12%) NCSC
14 21 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 15 (0.077%) ISO 9001
16 12 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 10 (0.051%) GAMP
18 6 (0.031%) ISO 22301
18 6 (0.031%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 3,320 (17.07%) Active Directory
2 2,664 (13.69%) Docker
3 1,683 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,337 (6.87%) Hyper-V
5 357 (1.84%) XenApp
6 343 (1.76%) vSphere
7 271 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
8 243 (1.25%) XenDesktop
9 235 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
10 101 (0.52%) HDFS
11 86 (0.44%) Firmware
12 85 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
13 81 (0.42%) VMware NSX
14 74 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
15 72 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 72 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
16 59 (0.30%) vCloud
17 55 (0.28%) BitLocker
18 47 (0.24%) VirtualBox
19 43 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2,174 (11.18%) Kubernetes
2 1,514 (7.78%) Ansible
3 1,506 (7.74%) Terraform
4 1,180 (6.07%) Puppet
5 993 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
6 941 (4.84%) SCCM
7 658 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
8 261 (1.34%) SCOM
9 199 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
10 178 (0.92%) Nagios
11 175 (0.90%) Grafana
12 161 (0.83%) WSUS
13 160 (0.82%) Consul
14 158 (0.81%) Salt
15 153 (0.79%) Prometheus
16 141 (0.72%) Packer
17 115 (0.59%) Kibana
18 111 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
19 101 (0.52%) Graphite
20 84 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7,654 (39.35%) Microsoft
2 2,688 (13.82%) VMware
3 1,801 (9.26%) Google
4 1,455 (7.48%) Cisco
5 985 (5.06%) Citrix
6 967 (4.97%) Oracle
7 414 (2.13%) SAP
8 367 (1.89%) IBM
9 361 (1.86%) HP
10 334 (1.72%) Dell
11 314 (1.61%) Splunk
12 310 (1.59%) Tableau
13 308 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
14 292 (1.50%) Veeam
15 285 (1.47%) NetApp
16 266 (1.37%) Databricks
17 262 (1.35%) Meraki
18 243 (1.25%) ServiceNow
19 242 (1.24%) CheckPoint
20 226 (1.16%) Red Hat