Period
to 23 November 2020

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 23 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 8 16
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 +17
Permanent jobs citing Azure 11,223 19,776 17,202
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 20.72% 14.63% 10.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.35% 44.95% 41.68%
Number of salaries quoted 11,430 17,888 15,197
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £86,250
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 22,289 43,993 41,268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.15% 32.54% 25.33%
Number of salaries quoted 18,932 35,880 33,172
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
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 23 November 2020.

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 23 November 2020. 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 10,269 £57,500 +4.55% 2,539
UK excluding London +5 6,353 £50,000 - 1,987
London +3 4,397 £70,000 +3.70% 747
Work from Home +1 1,986 £57,500 -4.17% 507
South East +6 1,972 £55,000 +4.76% 462
North of England +3 1,587 £50,000 +5.26% 566
Midlands +2 1,020 £50,000 - 364
North West +3 830 £52,500 +5.00% 318
South West +8 744 £47,500 +1.06% 221
West Midlands +2 681 £50,000 - 218
Yorkshire +4 613 £47,500 - 188
East of England +1 411 £48,500 -3.00% 166
Scotland +5 404 £50,000 +11.11% 141
East Midlands +2 339 £50,000 +11.11% 145
Wales +7 211 £47,500 +11.76% 42
North East 0 144 £47,500 +8.57% 60
Northern Ireland +9 38 £45,000 +20.00% 28
Isle of Man -5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2020, 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 4,240 (37.78%) AWS
2 4,134 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 3,974 (35.41%) DevOps
4 3,955 (35.24%) Agile Software Development
5 3,330 (29.67%) .NET
6 3,293 (29.34%) C#
7 3,260 (29.05%) SQL
8 2,397 (21.36%) JavaScript
9 2,329 (20.75%) Windows
10 2,267 (20.20%) SQL Server
11 1,973 (17.58%) Finance
12 1,880 (16.75%) Python
13 1,865 (16.62%) Office 365
14 1,708 (15.22%) GCP
15 1,651 (14.71%) Active Directory
16 1,600 (14.26%) Kubernetes
17 1,591 (14.18%) Docker
18 1,566 (13.95%) .NET Core
19 1,563 (13.93%) Microservices
20 1,392 (12.40%) AngularJS
21 1,374 (12.24%) Java
22 1,361 (12.13%) PowerShell
23 1,339 (11.93%) VMware
24 1,323 (11.79%) Software Engineering
25 1,279 (11.40%) Scrum
26 1,229 (10.95%) Terraform
27 1,168 (10.41%) CSS
28 1,164 (10.37%) HTML
29 1,147 (10.22%) Windows Server
30 1,141 (10.17%) Git (software)

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
1 729 (6.50%) SharePoint
2 298 (2.66%) MS Exchange
3 278 (2.48%) IIS
4 264 (2.35%) Apache Spark
5 229 (2.04%) Apache
6 221 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
7 214 (1.91%) Confluence
8 186 (1.66%) CMS
9 171 (1.52%) Skype for Business
10 122 (1.09%) NServiceBus
11 87 (0.78%) Umbraco
12 86 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
13 83 (0.74%) SAS
14 73 (0.65%) Tomcat
15 61 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
16 53 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
16 53 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
17 50 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
17 50 (0.45%) WordPress
18 43 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 273 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
2 147 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (0.20%) Chatbot
6 17 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 12 (0.11%) InVision
7 12 (0.11%) Sketch
8 10 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.036%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.027%) Adobe XD
11 3 (0.027%) Figma
12 1 (0.009%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.009%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.009%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.009%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.009%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 230 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.33%) Sentinel
3 35 (0.31%) R3 Corda
4 34 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 24 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
6 19 (0.17%) Magento
7 18 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 17 (0.15%) NetSuite
8 17 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 14 (0.12%) Actimize
10 11 (0.098%) Shopify
11 10 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
12 9 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
13 8 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 7 (0.062%) Eikon
15 6 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
15 6 (0.053%) Workfront
16 4 (0.036%) Dynamics GP
16 4 (0.036%) Maximo
16 4 (0.036%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 4,240 (37.78%) AWS
2 1,865 (16.62%) Office 365
3 1,708 (15.22%) GCP
4 920 (8.20%) PaaS
5 831 (7.40%) IaaS
6 817 (7.28%) SaaS
7 799 (7.12%) Power Platform
8 723 (6.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 532 (4.74%) Serverless
10 312 (2.78%) Azure Data Factory
10 312 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
11 297 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
12 217 (1.93%) Azure Functions
13 206 (1.84%) GitHub
14 192 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
15 168 (1.50%) OneDrive
16 163 (1.45%) PowerApps
17 153 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
18 152 (1.35%) OpenShift
19 137 (1.22%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 805 (7.17%) Firewall
2 539 (4.80%) DNS
3 425 (3.79%) WAN
4 368 (3.28%) LAN
5 356 (3.17%) VPN
6 338 (3.01%) Skype
7 323 (2.88%) DHCP
8 297 (2.65%) TCP/IP
9 273 (2.43%) SAN
10 229 (2.04%) Network Security
11 214 (1.91%) HTTP
12 197 (1.76%) Internet
13 151 (1.35%) Wireless
14 144 (1.28%) VoIP
15 131 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
16 123 (1.10%) Unified Communications
17 116 (1.03%) VLAN
18 95 (0.85%) NetScaler
19 90 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
20 85 (0.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,267 (20.20%) SQL Server
2 722 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
3 651 (5.80%) NoSQL
4 598 (5.33%) Power BI
5 520 (4.63%) Azure SQL Database
6 489 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 482 (4.29%) Big Data
8 415 (3.70%) Data Lake
9 366 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 361 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
11 357 (3.18%) MongoDB
12 351 (3.13%) MySQL
13 271 (2.41%) Hadoop
14 263 (2.34%) Relational Database
15 222 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 197 (1.76%) Amazon Redshift
17 192 (1.71%) Cosmos DB
18 167 (1.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 154 (1.37%) Tableau
20 148 (1.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,141 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 806 (7.18%) Jenkins
3 411 (3.66%) JIRA
4 350 (3.12%) Selenium
5 331 (2.95%) Octopus Deploy
6 326 (2.90%) Visual Studio
7 308 (2.74%) TeamCity
8 303 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 200 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
10 182 (1.62%) GitLab
11 142 (1.27%) Artifactory
12 140 (1.25%) Bitbucket
13 123 (1.10%) NUnit
14 121 (1.08%) SpecFlow
15 117 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 98 (0.87%) Cucumber
17 88 (0.78%) Postman
18 86 (0.77%) Maven
19 84 (0.75%) Subversion
20 83 (0.74%) Cypress.io
General
1 1,973 (17.58%) Finance
2 493 (4.39%) Banking
3 364 (3.24%) Public Sector
4 236 (2.10%) Retail
5 220 (1.96%) Marketing
6 204 (1.82%) Law
7 189 (1.68%) Telecoms
8 179 (1.59%) Front Office
9 172 (1.53%) Games
10 163 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 117 (1.04%) Advertising
12 96 (0.86%) Back Office
13 95 (0.85%) Legal
14 85 (0.76%) Publishing
15 59 (0.53%) Electronics
16 52 (0.46%) Investment Banking
17 41 (0.37%) Local Government
18 39 (0.35%) Automotive
19 33 (0.29%) Private Banking
20 32 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3,333 (29.70%) Developer
2 1,172 (10.44%) Architect
3 1,114 (9.93%) .NET Developer
4 938 (8.36%) DevOps Engineer
5 846 (7.54%) Azure Engineer
6 744 (6.63%) Senior Developer
7 676 (6.02%) C# Developer
8 611 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 559 (4.98%) Analyst
10 533 (4.75%) Software Developer
11 509 (4.54%) Software Engineer
12 491 (4.37%) Consultant
13 452 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
14 445 (3.97%) Data Engineer
15 433 (3.86%) Cloud Engineer
16 427 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
17 417 (3.72%) Full Stack Developer
18 361 (3.22%) Azure Developer
19 328 (2.92%) Cloud Architect
20 305 (2.72%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,330 (29.67%) .NET
2 1,566 (13.95%) .NET Core
3 1,392 (12.40%) AngularJS
4 1,168 (10.41%) CSS
5 1,164 (10.37%) HTML
6 1,104 (9.84%) ASP.NET
7 1,097 (9.77%) React
8 925 (8.24%) Web Services
9 816 (7.27%) .NET Framework
10 627 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 603 (5.37%) REST
12 558 (4.97%) Node.js
13 507 (4.52%) ASP.NET MVC
14 485 (4.32%) RESTful
15 456 (4.06%) Vue.js
16 437 (3.89%) jQuery
17 410 (3.65%) HTML5
18 408 (3.64%) Entity Framework
19 323 (2.88%) ASP.NET Core
20 314 (2.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 595 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
2 586 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
3 519 (4.62%) Public Cloud
4 350 (3.12%) Data Centre
5 337 (3.00%) Cloud Native
6 279 (2.49%) User Experience
7 260 (2.32%) Management Information System
8 240 (2.14%) Mobile App
9 227 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
10 213 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
11 200 (1.78%) Hedge funds
12 171 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
13 160 (1.43%) Fixed Income
14 150 (1.34%) Derivative
15 140 (1.25%) Private Cloud
16 129 (1.15%) Algorithms
17 118 (1.05%) Blog
18 115 (1.02%) Equities
19 111 (0.99%) Data Structures
20 96 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2,329 (20.75%) Windows
2 1,147 (10.22%) Windows Server
3 1,040 (9.27%) Linux
4 375 (3.34%) Windows 10
5 329 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 284 (2.53%) Windows Server 2016
7 220 (1.96%) Unix
8 172 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 156 (1.39%) Windows Server 2019
10 127 (1.13%) Android
11 114 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 105 (0.94%) CentOS
13 96 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 95 (0.85%) Windows 7
15 48 (0.43%) Ubuntu
16 45 (0.40%) Mac OS X
17 31 (0.28%) VMS
18 29 (0.26%) Windows 8
19 27 (0.24%) Debian
20 22 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,974 (35.41%) DevOps
2 3,955 (35.24%) Agile Software Development
3 1,563 (13.93%) Microservices
4 1,323 (11.79%) Software Engineering
5 1,279 (11.40%) Scrum
6 1,087 (9.69%) Analytics
7 1,027 (9.15%) MVC
8 1,002 (8.93%) TDD
9 927 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
10 903 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
11 890 (7.93%) Migration
11 890 (7.93%) Test Automation
12 824 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
13 804 (7.16%) Mentoring
14 779 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 664 (5.92%) Fintech
16 588 (5.24%) Infrastructure as Code
17 586 (5.22%) ITIL
18 552 (4.92%) BDD
19 541 (4.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3,293 (29.34%) C#
2 3,260 (29.05%) SQL
3 2,397 (21.36%) JavaScript
4 1,880 (16.75%) Python
5 1,374 (12.24%) Java
6 1,361 (12.13%) PowerShell
7 572 (5.10%) TypeScript
8 496 (4.42%) T-SQL
9 343 (3.06%) Bash Shell
10 298 (2.66%) R
11 286 (2.55%) Go
12 239 (2.13%) PHP
13 233 (2.08%) C++
14 197 (1.76%) Ruby
15 193 (1.72%) Scala
16 167 (1.49%) C
17 134 (1.19%) Shell Script
18 109 (0.97%) Kotlin
19 108 (0.96%) PL/SQL
20 97 (0.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 810 (7.22%) Degree
2 461 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 323 (2.88%) Security Cleared
4 297 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
5 240 (2.14%) SC Cleared
6 227 (2.02%) MCSE
7 197 (1.76%) CCNA
8 195 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
9 177 (1.58%) CISSP
10 122 (1.09%) MCSA
11 120 (1.07%) CISM
12 88 (0.78%) CCNP
13 73 (0.65%) AWS Certification
14 72 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 66 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
16 59 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
17 56 (0.50%) ISTQB
18 54 (0.48%) PhD
19 50 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
20 46 (0.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 390 (3.48%) QA
2 280 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 265 (2.36%) SLA
4 216 (1.92%) GDPR
5 145 (1.29%) NIST
6 86 (0.77%) Data Quality
7 77 (0.69%) PCI DSS
8 35 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 25 (0.22%) PMO
10 24 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 21 (0.19%) NCSC
11 21 (0.19%) NIST 800
11 21 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (0.12%) COBIT
13 12 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 11 (0.098%) HIPAA
15 9 (0.080%) FATCA
15 9 (0.080%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 8 (0.071%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 8 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,651 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 1,591 (14.18%) Docker
3 817 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 537 (4.78%) Hyper-V
5 175 (1.56%) vSphere
6 135 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 102 (0.91%) XenApp
8 99 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
9 73 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
10 67 (0.60%) XenDesktop
11 47 (0.42%) HDFS
12 42 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
13 28 (0.25%) Firmware
14 19 (0.17%) BitLocker
15 18 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
15 18 (0.16%) ISA Server
15 18 (0.16%) VMware Server
16 17 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 17 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 17 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,600 (14.26%) Kubernetes
2 1,229 (10.95%) Terraform
3 829 (7.39%) Ansible
4 504 (4.49%) Puppet
5 416 (3.71%) Microsoft Intune
6 359 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
7 357 (3.18%) SCCM
8 117 (1.04%) Grafana
9 109 (0.97%) Prometheus
10 82 (0.73%) Nagios
11 81 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
12 71 (0.63%) WSUS
13 59 (0.53%) SCVMM
14 52 (0.46%) SCOM
15 43 (0.38%) Kibana
15 43 (0.38%) Packer
16 39 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
17 38 (0.34%) Backup Exec
18 37 (0.33%) vCenter Server
19 30 (0.27%) Consul
Vendors
1 4,134 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 1,339 (11.93%) VMware
3 768 (6.84%) Google
4 641 (5.71%) Cisco
5 622 (5.54%) Oracle
6 410 (3.65%) Citrix
7 313 (2.79%) Databricks
8 194 (1.73%) SAP
9 191 (1.70%) Red Hat
10 176 (1.57%) Veeam
11 147 (1.31%) HP
12 132 (1.18%) IBM
13 123 (1.10%) Dell
14 118 (1.05%) CheckPoint
14 118 (1.05%) Meraki
15 111 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
16 109 (0.97%) Splunk
17 103 (0.92%) SolarWinds
18 96 (0.86%) Atlassian
18 96 (0.86%) Xamarin