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

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 3 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +8
Permanent jobs citing Azure 25,722 11,575 19,737
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 19.94% 20.79% 14.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.85% 50.19% 44.59%
Number of salaries quoted 19,612 9,828 16,427
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,450 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.90% - -

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 56,097 23,061 44,260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.48% 41.42% 32.96%
Number of salaries quoted 39,401 19,732 36,536
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £43,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £96,500 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -2 22,678 £62,216 +8.20% 4,711
UK excluding London 0 13,487 £54,450 +8.90% 3,167
London -2 9,859 £75,000 +7.14% 1,808
Work from Home 0 6,376 £62,500 +8.70% 1,009
South East -1 4,154 £55,000 - 716
North of England +1 3,455 £55,000 +10.00% 955
Midlands -2 2,255 £52,500 +5.00% 613
North West +2 1,796 £55,000 +4.76% 530
West Midlands -1 1,576 £55,000 +10.00% 419
South West 0 1,560 £50,000 +2.04% 304
Yorkshire 0 1,400 £52,500 +10.53% 273
East of England -3 838 £52,500 +8.25% 268
Scotland 0 835 £55,000 +5.77% 217
East Midlands 0 674 £47,500 - 193
Wales -2 369 £45,000 - 64
North East 0 265 £50,000 +11.11% 153
Northern Ireland -18 75 £36,500 -18.89% 30
Channel Islands - 4 £38,000 -
Isle of Man +3 1 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 10,485 (40.76%) AWS
2 10,110 (39.30%) DevOps
3 9,780 (38.02%) Agile Software Development
4 8,946 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 6,989 (27.17%) SQL
6 6,858 (26.66%) C#
7 6,361 (24.73%) .NET
8 5,266 (20.47%) Social Skills
9 5,083 (19.76%) JavaScript
10 4,998 (19.43%) Python
11 4,812 (18.71%) GCP
12 4,720 (18.35%) Windows
13 4,630 (18.00%) SQL Server
14 4,493 (17.47%) Finance
15 4,402 (17.11%) Kubernetes
16 4,190 (16.29%) Microsoft 365
17 4,144 (16.11%) Docker
18 3,880 (15.08%) Software Engineering
19 3,749 (14.58%) Microservices
20 3,529 (13.72%) Java
21 3,468 (13.48%) Terraform
22 3,444 (13.39%) React
23 3,423 (13.31%) Active Directory
24 3,241 (12.60%) PowerShell
25 3,150 (12.25%) Analytics
26 3,034 (11.80%) Git (software)
27 2,923 (11.36%) Linux
28 2,886 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
29 2,839 (11.04%) Scrum
30 2,805 (10.91%) .NET Core

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 1,467 (5.70%) SharePoint
2 658 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 551 (2.14%) IIS
4 484 (1.88%) Apache
4 484 (1.88%) CMS
5 439 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
6 437 (1.70%) Confluence
6 437 (1.70%) MS Exchange
7 234 (0.91%) Umbraco
8 204 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
9 147 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
10 127 (0.49%) Tomcat
11 124 (0.48%) Kentico
12 119 (0.46%) EPiServer
13 95 (0.37%) Skype for Business
14 93 (0.36%) WordPress
15 92 (0.36%) nginx
16 90 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
16 90 (0.35%) SAS
17 88 (0.34%) GeoServer
Applications
1 685 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 351 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 91 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 75 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 63 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 47 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 28 (0.11%) Figma
7 28 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 27 (0.10%) Sketch
9 17 (0.066%) InVision
10 11 (0.043%) Adobe XD
11 10 (0.039%) OmniGraffle
12 8 (0.031%) Photoshop
13 6 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
14 5 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 5 (0.019%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.016%) Weka
16 3 (0.012%) AutoCAD
16 3 (0.012%) Campfire
16 3 (0.012%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 302 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 151 (0.59%) Sentinel
3 62 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 54 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 44 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
6 39 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 33 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 33 (0.13%) R3 Corda
8 32 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
9 25 (0.097%) Magento
10 24 (0.093%) SAP S/4HANA
11 21 (0.082%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 16 (0.062%) Maximo
13 14 (0.054%) SAP Business One
13 14 (0.054%) Unica
14 13 (0.051%) Primavera
15 12 (0.047%) Sage 200
16 11 (0.043%) SAP Business ByDesign
16 11 (0.043%) SAP ERP
17 9 (0.035%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10,485 (40.76%) AWS
2 4,812 (18.71%) GCP
3 4,190 (16.29%) Microsoft 365
4 2,363 (9.19%) Power Platform
5 2,234 (8.69%) SaaS
6 2,029 (7.89%) Serverless
7 1,989 (7.73%) PaaS
8 1,658 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 1,654 (6.43%) IaaS
10 1,221 (4.75%) GitHub
11 1,069 (4.16%) Azure Data Factory
12 789 (3.07%) AWS CloudFormation
13 662 (2.57%) Dynamics 365
14 645 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
15 608 (2.36%) Azure Service Bus
16 595 (2.31%) OpenShift
17 591 (2.30%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 520 (2.02%) Azure Functions
19 500 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
20 487 (1.89%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1,690 (6.57%) Firewall
2 1,096 (4.26%) DNS
3 771 (3.00%) DHCP
4 760 (2.95%) VPN
5 715 (2.78%) WAN
6 667 (2.59%) LAN
7 526 (2.04%) TCP/IP
8 505 (1.96%) Network Security
9 443 (1.72%) SAN
10 341 (1.33%) HTTP
11 335 (1.30%) VLAN
12 281 (1.09%) Internet
13 255 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
14 241 (0.94%) Wireless
15 237 (0.92%) VoIP
16 155 (0.60%) MPLS
17 146 (0.57%) Unified Communications
18 141 (0.55%) SSL
19 137 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
20 131 (0.51%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,630 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 1,928 (7.50%) Power BI
3 1,646 (6.40%) Data Warehouse
4 1,501 (5.84%) NoSQL
5 1,166 (4.53%) Big Data
6 1,080 (4.20%) Data Lake
7 1,077 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1,059 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
9 982 (3.82%) Relational Database
10 932 (3.62%) MySQL
11 924 (3.59%) MongoDB
12 912 (3.55%) Azure SQL Database
13 730 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 535 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 492 (1.91%) Hadoop
16 488 (1.90%) Tableau
17 388 (1.51%) Redis
18 342 (1.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 294 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
20 288 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 3,034 (11.80%) Git (software)
2 2,119 (8.24%) Jenkins
3 1,141 (4.44%) JIRA
4 747 (2.90%) Octopus Deploy
5 674 (2.62%) Selenium
6 667 (2.59%) Visual Studio
7 647 (2.52%) TeamCity
8 566 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 485 (1.89%) GitLab
10 342 (1.33%) Cypress.io
11 307 (1.19%) SpecFlow
12 297 (1.15%) Postman
13 294 (1.14%) NUnit
14 283 (1.10%) Cucumber
14 283 (1.10%) Maven
15 281 (1.09%) SonarQube
16 270 (1.05%) JUnit
17 261 (1.01%) JMeter
18 244 (0.95%) Bitbucket
19 239 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5,266 (20.47%) Social Skills
2 4,493 (17.47%) Finance
3 1,690 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
4 921 (3.58%) Retail
5 892 (3.47%) Banking
6 818 (3.18%) Public Sector
7 685 (2.66%) Marketing
8 684 (2.66%) Law
9 512 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
10 482 (1.87%) Manufacturing
11 480 (1.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 468 (1.82%) Legal
13 448 (1.74%) Organisational Skills
14 325 (1.26%) Telecoms
15 296 (1.15%) Front Office
16 284 (1.10%) Advertising
17 254 (0.99%) Games
18 246 (0.96%) Documentation Skills
19 217 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
20 212 (0.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6,863 (26.68%) Developer
2 2,895 (11.25%) Architect
3 2,033 (7.90%) .NET Developer
4 1,863 (7.24%) DevOps Engineer
5 1,808 (7.03%) Software Engineer
6 1,715 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 1,439 (5.59%) Azure Engineer
8 1,390 (5.40%) Analyst
9 1,292 (5.02%) C# Developer
10 1,144 (4.45%) Cloud Engineer
11 1,132 (4.40%) Data Engineer
12 1,128 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 1,091 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
14 1,014 (3.94%) Consultant
15 1,012 (3.93%) Software Developer
16 953 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
17 709 (2.76%) C# .NET Developer
18 688 (2.67%) Azure Architect
19 686 (2.67%) Support Engineer
20 668 (2.60%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,361 (24.73%) .NET
2 3,444 (13.39%) React
3 2,805 (10.91%) .NET Core
4 2,597 (10.10%) AngularJS
5 2,032 (7.90%) CSS
6 2,008 (7.81%) HTML
7 1,839 (7.15%) Web Services
8 1,770 (6.88%) Node.js
9 1,682 (6.54%) ASP.NET
10 1,590 (6.18%) .NET Framework
11 1,418 (5.51%) REST
12 1,297 (5.04%) RESTful
13 1,007 (3.91%) Kafka
14 984 (3.83%) Spring
15 918 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
16 903 (3.51%) Vue.js
17 848 (3.30%) JSON
18 753 (2.93%) Entity Framework
19 640 (2.49%) jQuery
20 639 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1,431 (5.56%) Public Cloud
2 1,092 (4.25%) Greenfield Project
3 1,070 (4.16%) Cloud Native
4 1,020 (3.97%) User Experience
5 884 (3.44%) Data Centre
6 825 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
7 675 (2.62%) Management Information System
8 521 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 492 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
10 440 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 366 (1.42%) Algorithms
11 366 (1.42%) Virtual Team
12 317 (1.23%) Data Structures
13 292 (1.14%) Private Cloud
14 264 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
15 262 (1.02%) Clustering
16 224 (0.87%) Derivative
16 224 (0.87%) Hedge funds
17 199 (0.77%) Equities
18 193 (0.75%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4,720 (18.35%) Windows
2 2,923 (11.36%) Linux
3 2,139 (8.32%) Windows Server
4 846 (3.29%) Windows 10
5 661 (2.57%) Unix
6 532 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 445 (1.73%) Windows Server 2019
8 443 (1.72%) Windows Server 2016
9 401 (1.56%) Android
10 380 (1.48%) Apple iOS
11 237 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 221 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
13 182 (0.71%) Ubuntu
14 177 (0.69%) Mac OS
15 151 (0.59%) CentOS
16 145 (0.56%) VMS
17 134 (0.52%) Windows 7
18 64 (0.25%) Mac OS X
19 53 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
20 44 (0.17%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 10,110 (39.30%) DevOps
2 9,780 (38.02%) Agile Software Development
3 3,880 (15.08%) Software Engineering
4 3,749 (14.58%) Microservices
5 3,150 (12.25%) Analytics
6 2,886 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
7 2,839 (11.04%) Scrum
8 2,628 (10.22%) Full Stack Development
9 2,527 (9.82%) Business Intelligence
10 2,303 (8.95%) TDD
11 2,284 (8.88%) Mentoring
12 2,243 (8.72%) Infrastructure as Code
13 2,164 (8.41%) Test Automation
14 1,848 (7.18%) Migration
15 1,679 (6.53%) MVC
16 1,653 (6.43%) Computer Science
17 1,627 (6.33%) SDLC
18 1,613 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
19 1,534 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 1,485 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 6,989 (27.17%) SQL
2 6,858 (26.66%) C#
3 5,083 (19.76%) JavaScript
4 4,998 (19.43%) Python
5 3,529 (13.72%) Java
6 3,241 (12.60%) PowerShell
7 1,752 (6.81%) TypeScript
8 1,275 (4.96%) Bash Shell
9 1,016 (3.95%) T-SQL
10 853 (3.32%) Go
11 694 (2.70%) Scala
12 596 (2.32%) C++
13 583 (2.27%) Ruby
14 526 (2.04%) C
15 522 (2.03%) PHP
16 397 (1.54%) Kotlin
17 341 (1.33%) R
18 334 (1.30%) Shell Script
19 258 (1.00%) Perl
20 241 (0.94%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2,312 (8.99%) Degree
2 1,346 (5.23%) Security Cleared
3 1,039 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 1,006 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 659 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 587 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
7 371 (1.44%) CISSP
8 295 (1.15%) CCNA
9 280 (1.09%) MCSE
10 217 (0.84%) MCSA
11 213 (0.83%) Master's Degree
12 199 (0.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 188 (0.73%) AWS Certification
14 147 (0.57%) CCNP
15 137 (0.53%) CISM
16 132 (0.51%) ISEB
17 126 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
18 119 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
19 118 (0.46%) MCP
20 117 (0.45%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,505 (5.85%) QA
2 596 (2.32%) SLA
3 522 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 498 (1.94%) GDPR
5 396 (1.54%) Data Quality
6 263 (1.02%) Accessibility
7 247 (0.96%) NIST
8 213 (0.83%) PCI DSS
9 180 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
10 73 (0.28%) GRC
11 66 (0.26%) NCSC
12 65 (0.25%) PMO
13 57 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 46 (0.18%) COBIT
15 39 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 37 (0.14%) SOC 2
17 36 (0.14%) WCAG
18 33 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 30 (0.12%) ISO 9001
20 29 (0.11%) IASME
System Software
1 4,144 (16.11%) Docker
2 3,423 (13.31%) Active Directory
3 1,580 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 966 (3.76%) Hyper-V
5 334 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
6 305 (1.19%) vSphere
7 222 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 199 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
9 133 (0.52%) XenApp
10 107 (0.42%) HDFS
11 99 (0.38%) XenDesktop
12 94 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
13 61 (0.24%) BitLocker
14 45 (0.17%) VMware NSX
15 32 (0.12%) NFS
16 29 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
17 28 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 28 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
18 27 (0.10%) VirtualBox
19 25 (0.097%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4,402 (17.11%) Kubernetes
2 3,468 (13.48%) Terraform
3 1,857 (7.22%) Ansible
4 1,073 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 822 (3.20%) Puppet
6 795 (3.09%) SCCM
7 683 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
8 460 (1.79%) Grafana
9 341 (1.33%) Prometheus
10 260 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
11 214 (0.83%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 148 (0.58%) WSUS
13 127 (0.49%) SCOM
14 110 (0.43%) Nagios
15 108 (0.42%) Istio
16 101 (0.39%) Kibana
17 100 (0.39%) Packer
18 90 (0.35%) Consul
19 82 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
20 76 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 8,946 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 2,541 (9.88%) VMware
3 1,894 (7.36%) Google
4 1,244 (4.84%) Oracle
5 1,020 (3.97%) Cisco
6 995 (3.87%) Databricks
7 774 (3.01%) Citrix
8 431 (1.68%) SAP
9 388 (1.51%) Red Hat
10 377 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
11 364 (1.42%) Veeam
12 314 (1.22%) HP
13 305 (1.19%) Splunk
14 290 (1.13%) ServiceNow
15 285 (1.11%) Apple
16 281 (1.09%) IBM
17 270 (1.05%) Dell
18 214 (0.83%) Adobe
19 195 (0.76%) Meraki
20 178 (0.69%) NetApp