Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 8 15
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 +15
Permanent jobs citing Azure 13,130 19,137 17,026
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 20.56% 15.22% 11.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.36% 45.29% 42.91%
Number of salaries quoted 13,414 17,415 15,340
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 £33,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £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 26,073 42,254 39,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.83% 33.60% 26.13%
Number of salaries quoted 21,985 34,797 32,028
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,250 £86,250
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 January 2021.

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 January 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 11,838 £57,500 - 2,761
UK excluding London +5 7,654 £50,000 - 2,008
London +3 4,767 £70,000 +3.70% 912
Work from Home 0 2,568 £57,500 -4.17% 519
South East +6 2,299 £55,000 - 436
North of England +4 1,917 £48,500 -3.00% 628
Midlands +4 1,231 £50,000 - 382
South West +7 959 £50,000 +11.11% 190
North West +3 926 £50,000 - 368
Yorkshire +6 824 £47,500 -5.00% 195
West Midlands +2 823 £50,000 -4.76% 244
Scotland +6 562 £50,000 +5.26% 115
East of England 0 440 £49,000 -6.67% 184
East Midlands +2 405 £47,500 - 137
Wales +8 236 £47,500 +11.76% 41
North East +7 167 £45,000 +7.72% 65
Northern Ireland +3 40 £45,000 +20.00% 35
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4,887 (37.22%) AWS
2 4,787 (36.46%) DevOps
3 4,776 (36.37%) Microsoft
4 4,688 (35.70%) Agile Software Development
5 3,953 (30.11%) C#
6 3,930 (29.93%) .NET
7 3,926 (29.90%) SQL
8 2,885 (21.97%) JavaScript
9 2,701 (20.57%) SQL Server
10 2,695 (20.53%) Windows
11 2,123 (16.17%) Finance
12 2,121 (16.15%) Python
13 2,002 (15.25%) Office 365
14 1,941 (14.78%) GCP
15 1,933 (14.72%) Active Directory
16 1,889 (14.39%) Kubernetes
17 1,863 (14.19%) Docker
18 1,813 (13.81%) .NET Core
19 1,713 (13.05%) Microservices
20 1,697 (12.92%) PowerShell
21 1,602 (12.20%) AngularJS
22 1,585 (12.07%) Software Engineering
23 1,547 (11.78%) VMware
24 1,541 (11.74%) Terraform
25 1,497 (11.40%) Java
26 1,448 (11.03%) CSS
27 1,405 (10.70%) Scrum
28 1,393 (10.61%) HTML
29 1,384 (10.54%) Windows Server
30 1,357 (10.34%) React

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
1 855 (6.51%) SharePoint
2 349 (2.66%) IIS
3 327 (2.49%) MS Exchange
4 298 (2.27%) Apache Spark
5 262 (2.00%) Confluence
6 239 (1.82%) Apache
7 221 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
8 212 (1.61%) CMS
9 130 (0.99%) NServiceBus
10 129 (0.98%) Skype for Business
11 110 (0.84%) Umbraco
12 87 (0.66%) SAS
13 63 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
14 61 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
15 60 (0.46%) WordPress
16 55 (0.42%) OpenStack
17 50 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
17 50 (0.38%) Tomcat
18 48 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
19 46 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 323 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
2 165 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 39 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 28 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 14 (0.11%) InVision
7 14 (0.11%) Sketch
8 13 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.053%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.038%) SPSS
12 4 (0.030%) Adobe XD
12 4 (0.030%) Figma
13 2 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.008%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.008%) FrameMaker
14 1 (0.008%) Marvel
14 1 (0.008%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 218 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.21%) Sentinel
3 26 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 24 (0.18%) Magento
4 24 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 24 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 23 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 20 (0.15%) R3 Corda
7 15 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 14 (0.11%) Actimize
8 14 (0.11%) nopCommerce
9 12 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 11 (0.084%) Workfront
11 10 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
12 8 (0.061%) Maximo
13 7 (0.053%) Eikon
14 6 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
14 6 (0.046%) Shopify
15 5 (0.038%) Distributed Ledger
15 5 (0.038%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4,887 (37.22%) AWS
2 2,002 (15.25%) Office 365
3 1,941 (14.78%) GCP
4 1,096 (8.35%) PaaS
5 1,016 (7.74%) SaaS
6 994 (7.57%) Power Platform
7 929 (7.08%) IaaS
8 892 (6.79%) Azure Active Directory
9 698 (5.32%) Serverless
10 431 (3.28%) Azure Data Factory
11 350 (2.67%) Dynamics 365
12 311 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
13 302 (2.30%) Azure Functions
14 262 (2.00%) GitHub
15 194 (1.48%) OneDrive
16 183 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
17 178 (1.36%) Logic Apps
18 177 (1.35%) PowerApps
19 168 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
20 146 (1.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 955 (7.27%) Firewall
2 631 (4.81%) DNS
3 430 (3.27%) WAN
4 390 (2.97%) DHCP
5 372 (2.83%) VPN
6 369 (2.81%) LAN
7 332 (2.53%) TCP/IP
8 323 (2.46%) SAN
9 291 (2.22%) Skype
10 246 (1.87%) HTTP
11 233 (1.77%) Network Security
12 211 (1.61%) VLAN
13 178 (1.36%) Internet
14 161 (1.23%) VoIP
15 136 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
16 128 (0.97%) Wireless
17 106 (0.81%) Unified Communications
18 102 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
19 101 (0.77%) NetScaler
20 89 (0.68%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,701 (20.57%) SQL Server
2 843 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
3 730 (5.56%) Power BI
4 720 (5.48%) NoSQL
5 684 (5.21%) Azure SQL Database
6 595 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 557 (4.24%) Big Data
8 479 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 457 (3.48%) Data Lake
10 412 (3.14%) MongoDB
10 412 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
11 410 (3.12%) MySQL
12 346 (2.64%) Relational Database
13 297 (2.26%) Hadoop
14 290 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 268 (2.04%) Cosmos DB
16 211 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
17 210 (1.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 200 (1.52%) Redis
19 182 (1.39%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1,303 (9.92%) Git (software)
2 961 (7.32%) Jenkins
3 464 (3.53%) JIRA
4 432 (3.29%) Selenium
5 409 (3.12%) Visual Studio
6 380 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
7 378 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 347 (2.64%) TeamCity
9 245 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
10 206 (1.57%) GitLab
11 180 (1.37%) Bitbucket
12 146 (1.11%) SpecFlow
13 141 (1.07%) Artifactory
14 128 (0.97%) Postman
15 123 (0.94%) NUnit
16 105 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 101 (0.77%) Maven
18 98 (0.75%) Cypress.io
19 90 (0.69%) Cucumber
20 85 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 2,123 (16.17%) Finance
2 509 (3.88%) Public Sector
3 493 (3.75%) Banking
4 306 (2.33%) Marketing
5 294 (2.24%) Retail
6 264 (2.01%) Law
7 246 (1.87%) Games
8 215 (1.64%) Telecoms
9 193 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 151 (1.15%) Front Office
11 136 (1.04%) Legal
12 110 (0.84%) Publishing
13 109 (0.83%) Advertising
14 101 (0.77%) Electronics
15 74 (0.56%) Back Office
16 69 (0.53%) Automotive
17 55 (0.42%) Investment Banking
18 42 (0.32%) Private Banking
19 41 (0.31%) Local Government
20 36 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4,046 (30.81%) Developer
2 1,343 (10.23%) Architect
3 1,339 (10.20%) .NET Developer
4 1,098 (8.36%) DevOps Engineer
5 1,060 (8.07%) Azure Engineer
6 950 (7.24%) Senior Developer
7 863 (6.57%) C# Developer
8 711 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 679 (5.17%) Software Engineer
10 673 (5.13%) Analyst
11 664 (5.06%) Software Developer
12 565 (4.30%) Consultant
13 558 (4.25%) Full Stack Developer
14 523 (3.98%) Data Engineer
15 517 (3.94%) C# .NET Developer
16 514 (3.91%) Cloud Engineer
17 483 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
18 440 (3.35%) Azure Developer
19 394 (3.00%) Azure Architect
20 392 (2.99%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,930 (29.93%) .NET
2 1,813 (13.81%) .NET Core
3 1,602 (12.20%) AngularJS
4 1,448 (11.03%) CSS
5 1,393 (10.61%) HTML
6 1,357 (10.34%) React
7 1,269 (9.66%) ASP.NET
8 1,030 (7.84%) Web Services
9 984 (7.49%) .NET Framework
10 717 (5.46%) REST
11 698 (5.32%) ASP.NET Web API
12 636 (4.84%) Node.js
13 565 (4.30%) Vue.js
14 559 (4.26%) jQuery
15 557 (4.24%) ASP.NET MVC
16 512 (3.90%) RESTful
17 462 (3.52%) Entity Framework
18 409 (3.12%) HTML5
19 356 (2.71%) XML
20 355 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 704 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 655 (4.99%) Greenfield Project
3 518 (3.95%) Public Cloud
4 409 (3.12%) Data Centre
5 376 (2.86%) Cloud Native
6 328 (2.50%) User Experience
7 316 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 288 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
9 278 (2.12%) Mobile App
10 231 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
11 177 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
12 154 (1.17%) Private Cloud
13 150 (1.14%) Hedge funds
14 143 (1.09%) Blog
15 139 (1.06%) Algorithms
16 126 (0.96%) Fixed Income
17 124 (0.94%) Clustering
18 120 (0.91%) Data Structures
19 117 (0.89%) Derivative
20 106 (0.81%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2,695 (20.53%) Windows
2 1,384 (10.54%) Windows Server
3 1,228 (9.35%) Linux
4 421 (3.21%) Windows 10
5 344 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 312 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 266 (2.03%) Unix
8 195 (1.49%) Windows Server 2019
9 186 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 151 (1.15%) Android
11 140 (1.07%) Apple iOS
12 118 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 109 (0.83%) CentOS
14 103 (0.78%) Windows 7
15 100 (0.76%) Ubuntu
16 45 (0.34%) Mac OS
17 42 (0.32%) Mac OS X
18 37 (0.28%) VMS
19 32 (0.24%) Windows 8
20 16 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,787 (36.46%) DevOps
2 4,688 (35.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1,713 (13.05%) Microservices
4 1,585 (12.07%) Software Engineering
5 1,405 (10.70%) Scrum
6 1,237 (9.42%) MVC
7 1,223 (9.31%) Analytics
8 1,159 (8.83%) TDD
9 1,119 (8.52%) Business Intelligence
10 1,103 (8.40%) Migration
11 1,089 (8.29%) Test Automation
12 1,053 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
13 1,029 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
14 901 (6.86%) Mentoring
15 893 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 814 (6.20%) Infrastructure as Code
17 694 (5.29%) ITIL
18 680 (5.18%) SDLC
19 651 (4.96%) ETL
20 647 (4.93%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 3,953 (30.11%) C#
2 3,926 (29.90%) SQL
3 2,885 (21.97%) JavaScript
4 2,121 (16.15%) Python
5 1,697 (12.92%) PowerShell
6 1,497 (11.40%) Java
7 721 (5.49%) TypeScript
8 622 (4.74%) T-SQL
9 430 (3.27%) Bash Shell
10 370 (2.82%) Go
11 284 (2.16%) R
12 282 (2.15%) C++
13 275 (2.09%) PHP
14 269 (2.05%) Ruby
15 196 (1.49%) Scala
16 171 (1.30%) C
17 137 (1.04%) Shell Script
18 126 (0.96%) PL/SQL
19 105 (0.80%) Kotlin
20 88 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 912 (6.95%) Degree
2 487 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 473 (3.60%) Security Cleared
4 366 (2.79%) SC Cleared
5 312 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 218 (1.66%) MCSE
7 212 (1.61%) CCNA
8 202 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 198 (1.51%) CISSP
10 133 (1.01%) CISM
11 118 (0.90%) MCSA
12 107 (0.81%) CCNP
13 81 (0.62%) AWS Certification
14 72 (0.55%) ISTQB
15 70 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 66 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
17 57 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
18 55 (0.42%) ISEB
18 55 (0.42%) PhD
19 45 (0.34%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 519 (3.95%) QA
2 293 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 269 (2.05%) SLA
4 218 (1.66%) GDPR
5 135 (1.03%) Data Quality
6 134 (1.02%) NIST
7 83 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 53 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 27 (0.21%) PMO
10 24 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 23 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 22 (0.17%) HIPAA
13 21 (0.16%) COBIT
13 21 (0.16%) NCSC
14 17 (0.13%) ITGC
15 16 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 14 (0.11%) ISO 9001
16 14 (0.11%) WAI
17 9 (0.069%) FATCA
17 9 (0.069%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,933 (14.72%) Active Directory
2 1,863 (14.19%) Docker
3 961 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 634 (4.83%) Hyper-V
5 173 (1.32%) vSphere
6 141 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
7 131 (1.00%) XenApp
8 121 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
9 104 (0.79%) XenDesktop
10 75 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
11 62 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
12 46 (0.35%) HDFS
13 34 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 30 (0.23%) Xen
15 28 (0.21%) BitLocker
16 26 (0.20%) Firmware
17 22 (0.17%) VMware Server
18 20 (0.15%) VMware NSX
19 17 (0.13%) NFS
20 16 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1,889 (14.39%) Kubernetes
2 1,541 (11.74%) Terraform
3 964 (7.34%) Ansible
4 557 (4.24%) Puppet
5 488 (3.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 448 (3.41%) SCCM
7 427 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
8 160 (1.22%) Grafana
9 142 (1.08%) Prometheus
10 95 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
11 80 (0.61%) SCOM
12 79 (0.60%) Nagios
13 61 (0.46%) Packer
13 61 (0.46%) WSUS
14 51 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
15 47 (0.36%) vCenter Server
16 45 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
17 44 (0.34%) SCVMM
18 39 (0.30%) Backup Exec
19 37 (0.28%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4,776 (36.37%) Microsoft
2 1,547 (11.78%) VMware
3 851 (6.48%) Google
4 808 (6.15%) Oracle
5 648 (4.94%) Cisco
6 479 (3.65%) Citrix
7 379 (2.89%) Databricks
8 245 (1.87%) Veeam
9 219 (1.67%) Red Hat
10 212 (1.61%) SAP
11 186 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
12 180 (1.37%) IBM
13 161 (1.23%) Dell
14 148 (1.13%) HP
15 125 (0.95%) EnterpriseDB
16 121 (0.92%) CheckPoint
17 119 (0.91%) SolarWinds
18 118 (0.90%) Meraki
18 118 (0.90%) NetApp
19 110 (0.84%) Xamarin