Period
to 15 September 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 15 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 18 38
Rank change year-on-year +9 +20 +44
Permanent jobs citing Azure 19,370 16,493 10,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.84% 9.89% 6.03%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.64% 40.51% 32.69%
Number of salaries quoted 15,967 13,515 9,117
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,500 £33,750 £32,243
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% -3.48%

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 43,387 40,713 32,753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.00% 24.41% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 35,315 32,943 26,933
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +9 17,795 £55,000 - 3,030
UK excluding London +9 10,935 £50,000 - 2,228
London +12 7,715 £65,000 - 1,017
South East +11 3,411 £52,500 - 630
North of England +6 2,504 £47,500 - 550
Midlands +9 1,718 £50,000 +5.26% 378
South West +9 1,283 £45,000 - 244
North West +10 1,265 £50,000 - 309
West Midlands +13 1,090 £50,000 - 220
Yorkshire +6 1,017 £45,000 -5.26% 207
East of England +15 1,011 £47,500 -9.52% 212
Scotland +10 752 £45,000 -5.26% 146
East Midlands +7 617 £45,000 -1.10% 154
Wales +11 225 £44,500 -1.11% 49
North East +8 224 £42,000 -6.67% 34
Northern Ireland +4 48 £40,750 +1.88% 20
Channel Islands -4 2 £56,250 -6.25%
Isle of Man +2 1 £55,000 +10.00%

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 8,356 (43.14%) AWS
2 7,734 (39.93%) Microsoft
3 6,891 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
4 5,732 (29.59%) C#
5 5,638 (29.11%) .NET
6 5,503 (28.41%) SQL
7 5,500 (28.39%) DevOps
8 4,846 (25.02%) Windows
9 4,346 (22.44%) SQL Server
10 3,801 (19.62%) Office 365
11 3,538 (18.27%) JavaScript
12 3,367 (17.38%) Active Directory
13 3,020 (15.59%) Finance
14 2,763 (14.26%) Python
15 2,706 (13.97%) VMware
16 2,671 (13.79%) Docker
17 2,639 (13.62%) GCP
18 2,618 (13.52%) Linux
19 2,526 (13.04%) PowerShell
20 2,435 (12.57%) ASP.NET
21 2,396 (12.37%) Windows Server
22 2,389 (12.33%) MVC
23 2,255 (11.64%) Scrum
24 2,189 (11.30%) Java
25 2,136 (11.03%) Kubernetes
26 2,052 (10.59%) Git (software)
27 2,032 (10.49%) AngularJS
28 1,999 (10.32%) Microservices
29 1,956 (10.10%) Software Engineering
30 1,953 (10.08%) 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 1,332 (6.88%) SharePoint
2 764 (3.94%) MS Exchange
3 584 (3.01%) IIS
4 486 (2.51%) Apache Spark
5 461 (2.38%) Skype for Business
6 403 (2.08%) Confluence
7 372 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
8 289 (1.49%) Apache
9 283 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 260 (1.34%) CMS
11 241 (1.24%) OpenStack
12 234 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
13 233 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
14 134 (0.69%) Umbraco
15 122 (0.63%) SAS
16 117 (0.60%) Tomcat
17 113 (0.58%) nginx
18 94 (0.49%) Apache Pig
19 93 (0.48%) Apache Solr
20 91 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 697 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 202 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 54 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 53 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 49 (0.25%) Chatbot
7 19 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.083%) S-PLUS
9 14 (0.072%) SPSS
10 10 (0.052%) Photoshop
11 6 (0.031%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.021%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.021%) Moqups
13 3 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.015%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.010%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.010%) HipChat
14 2 (0.010%) InDesign
14 2 (0.010%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 523 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 170 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 71 (0.37%) Magento
4 48 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
4 48 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
5 32 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 29 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 24 (0.12%) SAP ERP
8 21 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 20 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
10 19 (0.098%) WebTrends
11 14 (0.072%) SAP S/4HANA
12 13 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
12 13 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
13 12 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 11 (0.057%) Workfront
15 10 (0.052%) Dynamics GP
16 9 (0.046%) nopCommerce
16 9 (0.046%) Payment Gateway
17 7 (0.036%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 8,356 (43.14%) AWS
2 3,801 (19.62%) Office 365
3 2,639 (13.62%) GCP
4 1,331 (6.87%) PaaS
5 1,280 (6.61%) SaaS
6 1,265 (6.53%) Power Platform
7 1,211 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 1,198 (6.18%) IaaS
9 639 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
10 591 (3.05%) Serverless
11 462 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
12 397 (2.05%) Azure Data Factory
13 388 (2.00%) GitHub
14 343 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
15 292 (1.51%) OneDrive
16 230 (1.19%) Azure Functions
17 206 (1.06%) OpenShift
18 184 (0.95%) Amazon S3
19 183 (0.94%) Azure Stack
20 177 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,653 (8.53%) Firewall
2 1,211 (6.25%) DNS
3 862 (4.45%) DHCP
4 809 (4.18%) WAN
5 722 (3.73%) LAN
6 672 (3.47%) VPN
7 610 (3.15%) TCP/IP
8 597 (3.08%) Skype
9 521 (2.69%) SAN
10 407 (2.10%) Network Security
11 383 (1.98%) Internet
12 314 (1.62%) VLAN
13 288 (1.49%) Wireless
14 265 (1.37%) VoIP
15 250 (1.29%) MPLS
16 205 (1.06%) HTTP
17 171 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
18 158 (0.82%) Unified Communications
19 156 (0.81%) NAS
20 153 (0.79%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,346 (22.44%) SQL Server
2 1,253 (6.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1,199 (6.19%) Power BI
4 1,133 (5.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 979 (5.05%) Big Data
6 962 (4.97%) NoSQL
7 934 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 839 (4.33%) Azure SQL Database
9 755 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 691 (3.57%) Relational Database
11 663 (3.42%) MongoDB
12 567 (2.93%) MySQL
13 559 (2.89%) Data Lake
14 544 (2.81%) Hadoop
15 416 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
16 331 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
17 307 (1.58%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 298 (1.54%) Cosmos DB
19 270 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
20 232 (1.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2,052 (10.59%) Git (software)
2 1,546 (7.98%) Jenkins
3 986 (5.09%) JIRA
4 872 (4.50%) Visual Studio
5 705 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 701 (3.62%) Visual Studio Team System
7 650 (3.36%) TeamCity
8 600 (3.10%) Selenium
9 589 (3.04%) Octopus Deploy
10 430 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 315 (1.63%) Subversion
12 265 (1.37%) Bitbucket
13 236 (1.22%) Maven
14 214 (1.10%) NUnit
15 192 (0.99%) GitLab
15 192 (0.99%) SpecFlow
16 183 (0.94%) Cucumber
17 162 (0.84%) WebDriver
18 121 (0.62%) Travis CI
19 117 (0.60%) git-flow
General
1 3,020 (15.59%) Finance
2 984 (5.08%) Retail
3 715 (3.69%) Public Sector
4 595 (3.07%) Banking
5 540 (2.79%) Marketing
6 326 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 280 (1.45%) Law
8 247 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 225 (1.16%) Games
10 200 (1.03%) Legal
11 188 (0.97%) Advertising
12 84 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 83 (0.43%) Front Office
14 78 (0.40%) Electronics
15 71 (0.37%) Automotive
16 67 (0.35%) Back Office
16 67 (0.35%) Investment Banking
17 54 (0.28%) Local Government
18 50 (0.26%) Publishing
19 35 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5,569 (28.75%) Developer
2 2,337 (12.07%) Architect
3 2,191 (11.31%) .NET Developer
4 1,455 (7.51%) Consultant
5 1,440 (7.43%) C# Developer
6 1,430 (7.38%) DevOps Engineer
7 1,262 (6.52%) Senior Developer
8 1,251 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 938 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
10 907 (4.68%) Analyst
11 893 (4.61%) Solutions Architect
12 891 (4.60%) Cloud Engineer
13 858 (4.43%) Software Developer
14 856 (4.42%) Software Engineer
15 826 (4.26%) Azure Engineer
16 631 (3.26%) Cloud Architect
17 597 (3.08%) Azure Developer
18 561 (2.90%) Support Engineer
19 529 (2.73%) Senior .NET Developer
20 487 (2.51%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,638 (29.11%) .NET
2 2,435 (12.57%) ASP.NET
3 2,032 (10.49%) AngularJS
4 1,922 (9.92%) HTML
5 1,786 (9.22%) CSS
6 1,596 (8.24%) .NET Core
7 1,447 (7.47%) Web Services
8 1,315 (6.79%) React
9 1,308 (6.75%) .NET Framework
10 1,272 (6.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1,249 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
12 978 (5.05%) Node.js
13 970 (5.01%) REST
14 756 (3.90%) RESTful
15 735 (3.79%) jQuery
16 672 (3.47%) Entity Framework
17 565 (2.92%) JSON
18 557 (2.88%) HTML5
19 482 (2.49%) WCF
20 428 (2.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,080 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
2 1,073 (5.54%) Data Centre
3 1,059 (5.47%) Public Cloud
4 900 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
5 617 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
6 570 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 502 (2.59%) Management Information System
8 497 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
8 497 (2.57%) User Experience
9 394 (2.03%) Cloud Native
10 356 (1.84%) Mobile App
11 257 (1.33%) Private Cloud
12 231 (1.19%) Replication
13 216 (1.12%) Algorithms
14 207 (1.07%) Clustering
15 195 (1.01%) Data Structures
16 148 (0.76%) Virtual Team
17 142 (0.73%) Hedge funds
18 139 (0.72%) Driving Licence
19 126 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4,846 (25.02%) Windows
2 2,618 (13.52%) Linux
3 2,396 (12.37%) Windows Server
4 936 (4.83%) Windows 10
5 853 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 699 (3.61%) Unix
7 573 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 379 (1.96%) Windows 7
9 248 (1.28%) Android
9 248 (1.28%) CentOS
10 214 (1.10%) Apple iOS
11 181 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 142 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 140 (0.72%) Ubuntu
14 131 (0.68%) Windows 8
15 112 (0.58%) Mac OS
16 61 (0.31%) Debian
17 57 (0.29%) Solaris
18 46 (0.24%) AIX
19 39 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,891 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
2 5,500 (28.39%) DevOps
3 2,389 (12.33%) MVC
4 2,255 (11.64%) Scrum
5 1,999 (10.32%) Microservices
6 1,956 (10.10%) Software Engineering
7 1,953 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
8 1,886 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
9 1,724 (8.90%) TDD
10 1,664 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
11 1,655 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 1,620 (8.36%) ITIL
13 1,615 (8.34%) Test Automation
14 1,512 (7.81%) Migration
15 1,479 (7.64%) Analytics
16 1,281 (6.61%) Mentoring
17 1,185 (6.12%) SDLC
18 1,031 (5.32%) Computer Science
19 1,003 (5.18%) ETL
20 972 (5.02%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 5,732 (29.59%) C#
2 5,503 (28.41%) SQL
3 3,538 (18.27%) JavaScript
4 2,763 (14.26%) Python
5 2,526 (13.04%) PowerShell
6 2,189 (11.30%) Java
7 994 (5.13%) T-SQL
8 940 (4.85%) Bash Shell
9 645 (3.33%) Ruby
10 606 (3.13%) TypeScript
11 408 (2.11%) C++
12 375 (1.94%) Scala
13 368 (1.90%) PHP
14 343 (1.77%) Go
15 314 (1.62%) R
16 276 (1.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 271 (1.40%) C
18 215 (1.11%) Perl
19 210 (1.08%) VB.NET
20 194 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,891 (9.76%) Degree
2 1,125 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 780 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
4 631 (3.26%) MCSE
5 534 (2.76%) CCNA
6 527 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 488 (2.52%) MCSA
8 439 (2.27%) Security Cleared
9 332 (1.71%) CCNP
10 286 (1.48%) CISSP
11 232 (1.20%) SC Cleared
12 203 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 181 (0.93%) MCP
14 134 (0.69%) AWS Certification
14 134 (0.69%) CISM
15 124 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
16 105 (0.54%) MCITP
17 100 (0.52%) DV Cleared
18 97 (0.50%) CompTIA Security+
19 90 (0.46%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 839 (4.33%) QA
2 479 (2.47%) SLA
3 308 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 296 (1.53%) GDPR
5 168 (0.87%) PCI DSS
6 134 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 99 (0.51%) NIST
8 71 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
9 70 (0.36%) COBIT
10 65 (0.34%) PMO
11 57 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 32 (0.17%) NCSC
13 29 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 26 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 16 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 15 (0.077%) ISO 9001
16 15 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 9 (0.046%) ISAE 3402
17 9 (0.046%) ISO 22301
18 8 (0.041%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 3,367 (17.38%) Active Directory
2 2,671 (13.79%) Docker
3 1,715 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,369 (7.07%) Hyper-V
5 381 (1.97%) XenApp
6 361 (1.86%) vSphere
7 247 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
8 246 (1.27%) XenDesktop
9 235 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
10 103 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 86 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
12 78 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
13 75 (0.39%) VMware NSX
14 74 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 74 (0.38%) Firmware
15 72 (0.37%) HDFS
16 63 (0.33%) BitLocker
17 62 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 53 (0.27%) vCloud
19 40 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2,136 (11.03%) Kubernetes
2 1,525 (7.87%) Ansible
2 1,525 (7.87%) Terraform
3 1,204 (6.22%) Puppet
4 1,007 (5.20%) Opscode Chef
5 964 (4.98%) SCCM
6 657 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
7 278 (1.44%) SCOM
8 198 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
9 195 (1.01%) Nagios
10 170 (0.88%) Grafana
11 162 (0.84%) Salt
12 159 (0.82%) Consul
13 154 (0.80%) WSUS
14 148 (0.76%) Prometheus
15 138 (0.71%) Packer
16 125 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
17 122 (0.63%) Kibana
18 91 (0.47%) Graphite
19 90 (0.46%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7,734 (39.93%) Microsoft
2 2,706 (13.97%) VMware
3 1,833 (9.46%) Google
4 1,411 (7.28%) Cisco
5 1,009 (5.21%) Citrix
6 987 (5.10%) Oracle
7 398 (2.05%) SAP
8 372 (1.92%) IBM
9 370 (1.91%) HP
10 335 (1.73%) Dell
11 318 (1.64%) Splunk
12 314 (1.62%) Databricks
13 310 (1.60%) Tableau
14 299 (1.54%) NetApp
15 298 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
16 296 (1.53%) Veeam
17 245 (1.26%) Red Hat
18 228 (1.18%) Meraki
19 225 (1.16%) ServiceNow
20 213 (1.10%) CheckPoint