Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
28 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 8 15
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 +12
Permanent jobs citing Azure 14,900 19,332 17,515
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 20.14% 15.72% 11.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.53% 46.03% 43.16%
Number of salaries quoted 15,508 17,636 15,702
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,706 £34,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £88,750
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 30,084 42,001 40,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.67% 34.16% 26.88%
Number of salaries quoted 25,110 34,575 32,821
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £87,500
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 28 February 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 28 February 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 +5 13,421 £57,500 - 3,302
UK excluding London +5 8,671 £50,000 - 2,414
London +2 5,319 £70,000 +3.70% 1,085
Work from Home 0 3,227 £57,500 -4.17% 725
South East +6 2,602 £55,000 - 591
North of England +4 2,164 £48,000 -4.00% 733
Midlands +2 1,466 £50,000 - 463
South West +6 1,102 £50,000 +11.11% 238
West Midlands +2 993 £50,000 -2.91% 318
North West +2 988 £50,000 - 399
Yorkshire +6 965 £47,500 -5.00% 225
Scotland +5 614 £50,000 +5.04% 127
East Midlands +2 468 £47,500 - 144
East of England -1 463 £50,000 -4.76% 169
Wales +6 250 £47,500 +5.56% 57
North East +9 213 £47,500 +10.47% 110
Northern Ireland +1 39 £45,000 +12.50% 38
Channel Islands - 2 - -
Isle of Man -7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 5,510 (36.98%) AWS
2 5,489 (36.84%) DevOps
3 5,417 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 5,379 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
5 4,487 (30.11%) C#
6 4,412 (29.61%) SQL
7 4,385 (29.43%) .NET
8 3,321 (22.29%) JavaScript
9 3,041 (20.41%) Windows
10 2,974 (19.96%) SQL Server
11 2,445 (16.41%) Microsoft 365
12 2,394 (16.07%) Finance
13 2,384 (16.00%) Python
14 2,266 (15.21%) Kubernetes
15 2,225 (14.93%) GCP
16 2,215 (14.87%) Docker
17 2,192 (14.71%) Active Directory
18 1,989 (13.35%) .NET Core
19 1,976 (13.26%) PowerShell
20 1,910 (12.82%) Microservices
21 1,850 (12.42%) Software Engineering
22 1,805 (12.11%) AngularJS
23 1,785 (11.98%) VMware
24 1,761 (11.82%) Terraform
25 1,644 (11.03%) CSS
26 1,627 (10.92%) Java
27 1,589 (10.66%) React
28 1,570 (10.54%) Scrum
29 1,551 (10.41%) HTML
30 1,548 (10.39%) Windows Server

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 1,003 (6.73%) SharePoint
2 378 (2.54%) MS Exchange
3 367 (2.46%) IIS
4 355 (2.38%) Apache Spark
5 295 (1.98%) Confluence
6 245 (1.64%) Apache
7 242 (1.62%) CMS
8 232 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
9 128 (0.86%) Umbraco
10 104 (0.70%) NServiceBus
11 90 (0.60%) Skype for Business
12 85 (0.57%) SAS
13 76 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
14 67 (0.45%) WordPress
15 66 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
16 63 (0.42%) OpenStack
17 59 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
18 55 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
19 51 (0.34%) EPiServer
20 50 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 384 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 186 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
4 37 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 32 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 24 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 13 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (0.081%) InVision
8 12 (0.081%) Sketch
9 9 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.054%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.054%) SPSS
11 7 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.027%) Adobe XD
13 3 (0.020%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.020%) Figma
14 2 (0.013%) Revit
15 1 (0.007%) Camtasia
15 1 (0.007%) FrameMaker
15 1 (0.007%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 254 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (0.22%) NetSuite
4 32 (0.21%) Sentinel
5 31 (0.21%) R3 Corda
6 27 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 26 (0.17%) Magento
7 26 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
8 18 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
9 14 (0.094%) Actimize
9 14 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
9 14 (0.094%) nopCommerce
10 13 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
10 13 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 11 (0.074%) Workfront
12 9 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
13 8 (0.054%) Maximo
14 7 (0.047%) Eikon
14 7 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
15 6 (0.040%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 5,510 (36.98%) AWS
2 2,445 (16.41%) Microsoft 365
3 2,225 (14.93%) GCP
4 1,293 (8.68%) PaaS
5 1,215 (8.15%) Power Platform
6 1,187 (7.97%) SaaS
7 1,099 (7.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 1,032 (6.93%) IaaS
9 814 (5.46%) Serverless
10 488 (3.28%) Azure Data Factory
11 423 (2.84%) Dynamics 365
12 350 (2.35%) Azure Functions
13 319 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
14 274 (1.84%) GitHub
15 242 (1.62%) PowerApps
16 225 (1.51%) OneDrive
17 223 (1.50%) Logic Apps
18 222 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
19 189 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
20 159 (1.07%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,049 (7.04%) Firewall
2 673 (4.52%) DNS
3 423 (2.84%) WAN
4 416 (2.79%) DHCP
5 367 (2.46%) VPN
6 351 (2.36%) LAN
7 340 (2.28%) TCP/IP
8 332 (2.23%) SAN
9 251 (1.68%) VLAN
10 231 (1.55%) HTTP
11 229 (1.54%) Network Security
12 226 (1.52%) Skype
13 193 (1.30%) Internet
14 155 (1.04%) VoIP
15 116 (0.78%) Wireless
16 114 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
17 100 (0.67%) OSPF
18 95 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
19 94 (0.63%) Unified Communications
20 88 (0.59%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,974 (19.96%) SQL Server
2 939 (6.30%) Data Warehouse
3 892 (5.99%) Power BI
4 798 (5.36%) NoSQL
5 769 (5.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 672 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 627 (4.21%) Big Data
8 582 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 492 (3.30%) Data Lake
10 477 (3.20%) MongoDB
11 474 (3.18%) MySQL
12 460 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
13 394 (2.64%) Relational Database
14 350 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 333 (2.23%) Hadoop
16 330 (2.21%) Cosmos DB
17 230 (1.54%) Tableau
18 229 (1.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 214 (1.44%) Redis
20 210 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,476 (9.91%) Git (software)
2 1,055 (7.08%) Jenkins
3 510 (3.42%) JIRA
4 495 (3.32%) Visual Studio
5 457 (3.07%) Selenium
6 418 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 396 (2.66%) Octopus Deploy
8 361 (2.42%) TeamCity
9 273 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
10 235 (1.58%) GitLab
11 183 (1.23%) Bitbucket
12 162 (1.09%) SpecFlow
13 153 (1.03%) Maven
14 147 (0.99%) Postman
15 142 (0.95%) NUnit
16 134 (0.90%) Artifactory
17 119 (0.80%) Cypress.io
18 112 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 104 (0.70%) Subversion
20 96 (0.64%) webpack
General
1 2,394 (16.07%) Finance
2 625 (4.19%) Public Sector
3 526 (3.53%) Banking
4 390 (2.62%) Marketing
5 378 (2.54%) Retail
6 297 (1.99%) Games
7 291 (1.95%) Law
8 243 (1.63%) Telecoms
9 229 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 171 (1.15%) Legal
11 159 (1.07%) Front Office
12 134 (0.90%) Electronics
13 116 (0.78%) Publishing
14 113 (0.76%) Advertising
15 94 (0.63%) Automotive
16 67 (0.45%) Back Office
17 60 (0.40%) Investment Banking
18 56 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
19 50 (0.34%) Local Government
20 48 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4,572 (30.68%) Developer
2 1,540 (10.34%) .NET Developer
3 1,537 (10.32%) Architect
4 1,240 (8.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 1,228 (8.24%) Azure Engineer
6 1,073 (7.20%) Senior Developer
7 993 (6.66%) C# Developer
8 805 (5.40%) Software Engineer
9 781 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 745 (5.00%) Analyst
11 739 (4.96%) Software Developer
12 662 (4.44%) Consultant
13 651 (4.37%) Full Stack Developer
14 612 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
15 593 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
16 580 (3.89%) Data Engineer
17 522 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
18 485 (3.26%) Azure Developer
19 439 (2.95%) Azure Architect
20 436 (2.93%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,385 (29.43%) .NET
2 1,989 (13.35%) .NET Core
3 1,805 (12.11%) AngularJS
4 1,644 (11.03%) CSS
5 1,589 (10.66%) React
6 1,551 (10.41%) HTML
7 1,349 (9.05%) ASP.NET
8 1,115 (7.48%) Web Services
9 1,096 (7.36%) .NET Framework
10 831 (5.58%) REST
11 781 (5.24%) Node.js
12 751 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web API
13 685 (4.60%) Vue.js
14 619 (4.15%) jQuery
15 564 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
16 563 (3.78%) RESTful
17 517 (3.47%) Entity Framework
18 440 (2.95%) HTML5
19 403 (2.70%) Kafka
19 403 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 800 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
2 703 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
3 617 (4.14%) Public Cloud
4 439 (2.95%) Data Centre
5 427 (2.87%) Cloud Native
6 400 (2.68%) User Experience
7 344 (2.31%) Mobile App
8 333 (2.23%) Management Information System
9 332 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
10 295 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
11 224 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 156 (1.05%) Private Cloud
13 147 (0.99%) Blog
14 144 (0.97%) Algorithms
15 134 (0.90%) Clustering
16 127 (0.85%) Data Structures
17 126 (0.85%) N-Tier
18 121 (0.81%) Hedge funds
19 110 (0.74%) Derivative
20 103 (0.69%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3,041 (20.41%) Windows
2 1,548 (10.39%) Windows Server
3 1,485 (9.97%) Linux
4 508 (3.41%) Windows 10
5 387 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 386 (2.59%) Windows Server 2016
7 333 (2.23%) Unix
8 238 (1.60%) Windows Server 2019
9 200 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 175 (1.17%) Android
11 168 (1.13%) Apple iOS
12 153 (1.03%) Ubuntu
13 134 (0.90%) CentOS
14 122 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 117 (0.79%) Windows 7
16 57 (0.38%) Mac OS
17 46 (0.31%) VMS
18 39 (0.26%) Windows 8
19 34 (0.23%) Mac OS X
20 19 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,489 (36.84%) DevOps
2 5,379 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
3 1,910 (12.82%) Microservices
4 1,850 (12.42%) Software Engineering
5 1,570 (10.54%) Scrum
6 1,407 (9.44%) Analytics
7 1,387 (9.31%) MVC
8 1,354 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 1,332 (8.94%) TDD
10 1,251 (8.40%) Migration
11 1,245 (8.36%) Test Automation
12 1,203 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
13 1,192 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
14 1,030 (6.91%) Mentoring
15 987 (6.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 953 (6.40%) Infrastructure as Code
17 836 (5.61%) ITIL
18 793 (5.32%) ETL
19 791 (5.31%) SDLC
20 732 (4.91%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 4,487 (30.11%) C#
2 4,412 (29.61%) SQL
3 3,321 (22.29%) JavaScript
4 2,384 (16.00%) Python
5 1,976 (13.26%) PowerShell
6 1,627 (10.92%) Java
7 879 (5.90%) TypeScript
8 727 (4.88%) T-SQL
9 531 (3.56%) Bash Shell
10 417 (2.80%) Go
11 354 (2.38%) C++
12 320 (2.15%) Ruby
13 314 (2.11%) PHP
14 257 (1.72%) R
15 242 (1.62%) Scala
16 162 (1.09%) C
17 140 (0.94%) Shell Script
18 127 (0.85%) PL/SQL
19 123 (0.83%) Kotlin
20 113 (0.76%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,022 (6.86%) Degree
2 604 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 513 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 483 (3.24%) SC Cleared
5 327 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
6 234 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 226 (1.52%) MCSE
8 221 (1.48%) CCNA
9 213 (1.43%) CISSP
10 143 (0.96%) CISM
11 127 (0.85%) CCNP
12 113 (0.76%) MCSA
13 78 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 75 (0.50%) AWS Certification
15 72 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
16 70 (0.47%) ISTQB
17 63 (0.42%) ISEB
18 62 (0.42%) CISA
19 55 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
19 55 (0.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 615 (4.13%) QA
2 313 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 299 (2.01%) SLA
4 235 (1.58%) GDPR
5 159 (1.07%) Data Quality
6 147 (0.99%) NIST
7 95 (0.64%) PCI DSS
8 60 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 35 (0.23%) NCSC
10 29 (0.19%) PMO
11 26 (0.17%) HIPAA
12 25 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 22 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 21 (0.14%) COBIT
14 21 (0.14%) ITGC
15 20 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 19 (0.13%) ISO 9001
17 14 (0.094%) WAI
18 11 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 11 (0.074%) WCAG
System Software
1 2,215 (14.87%) Docker
2 2,192 (14.71%) Active Directory
3 1,113 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 711 (4.77%) Hyper-V
5 192 (1.29%) vSphere
6 186 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
7 157 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
8 152 (1.02%) XenApp
9 127 (0.85%) XenDesktop
10 92 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
11 62 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
12 43 (0.29%) HDFS
12 43 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 36 (0.24%) Xen
14 31 (0.21%) BitLocker
15 25 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
16 23 (0.15%) Firmware
17 21 (0.14%) VirtualBox
18 20 (0.13%) NFS
18 20 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2,266 (15.21%) Kubernetes
2 1,761 (11.82%) Terraform
3 1,086 (7.29%) Ansible
4 602 (4.04%) Puppet
5 545 (3.66%) Microsoft Intune
6 492 (3.30%) SCCM
7 474 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
8 165 (1.11%) Prometheus
9 160 (1.07%) Grafana
10 110 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
11 95 (0.64%) SCOM
12 86 (0.58%) Nagios
13 71 (0.48%) Packer
14 62 (0.42%) Istio
15 56 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
16 54 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
16 54 (0.36%) vCenter Server
17 49 (0.33%) WSUS
18 40 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
18 40 (0.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5,417 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1,785 (11.98%) VMware
3 1,000 (6.71%) Google
4 925 (6.21%) Oracle
5 632 (4.24%) Cisco
6 526 (3.53%) Citrix
7 426 (2.86%) Databricks
8 272 (1.83%) SAP
9 264 (1.77%) Veeam
10 241 (1.62%) Red Hat
11 230 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
12 211 (1.42%) IBM
13 174 (1.17%) Dell
14 156 (1.05%) HP
15 141 (0.95%) EnterpriseDB
16 138 (0.93%) SolarWinds
17 125 (0.84%) Xamarin
18 121 (0.81%) Meraki
19 118 (0.79%) Talend
20 115 (0.77%) CheckPoint