Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 7 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +11
Permanent jobs citing Azure 20,034 14,175 18,494
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 19.48% 17.31% 12.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.11% 48.53% 43.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16,074 11,726 15,171
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £56,000
Median % change year-on-year - +2.68% +1.82%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.26%

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 42,530 29,208 42,044
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.35% 35.68% 29.25%
Number of salaries quoted 31,930 23,995 34,413
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £30,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,129 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +3 17,886 £57,500 - 3,768
UK excluding London +4 11,254 £50,500 +1.00% 2,598
London 0 7,175 £70,000 - 1,391
Work from Home +1 4,765 £60,000 +2.56% 839
South East +4 3,362 £55,000 - 568
North of England +6 2,885 £50,000 - 763
Midlands 0 1,856 £50,000 - 484
South West +5 1,501 £48,500 +2.11% 268
North West +2 1,396 £52,500 - 407
West Midlands +1 1,306 £53,000 +6.00% 314
Yorkshire +4 1,219 £50,000 - 268
Scotland +5 750 £50,000 - 155
East of England -2 590 £53,000 +11.58% 277
East Midlands +2 545 £45,000 -5.26% 169
Wales +3 289 £45,000 - 63
North East +5 275 £45,000 +9.76% 88
Northern Ireland -20 55 £37,500 -16.67% 23
Isle of Man -12 3 £35,000 +6.06%
Channel Islands - 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 7,803 (38.95%) AWS
2 7,696 (38.41%) DevOps
3 7,385 (36.86%) Agile Software Development
4 7,102 (35.45%) Microsoft
5 5,646 (28.18%) C#
6 5,560 (27.75%) SQL
7 5,369 (26.80%) .NET
8 4,329 (21.61%) JavaScript
9 3,771 (18.82%) Windows
10 3,701 (18.47%) Kubernetes
11 3,602 (17.98%) SQL Server
12 3,466 (17.30%) Docker
13 3,444 (17.19%) GCP
14 3,419 (17.07%) Social Skills
15 3,393 (16.94%) Python
16 3,302 (16.48%) Microsoft 365
17 3,246 (16.20%) Finance
18 2,976 (14.85%) Active Directory
19 2,804 (14.00%) Microservices
20 2,763 (13.79%) Software Engineering
21 2,723 (13.59%) PowerShell
22 2,586 (12.91%) Terraform
23 2,497 (12.46%) .NET Core
24 2,459 (12.27%) Linux
25 2,403 (11.99%) AngularJS
26 2,376 (11.86%) VMware
27 2,364 (11.80%) React
28 2,274 (11.35%) Java
29 2,197 (10.97%) Git (software)
30 2,172 (10.84%) Scrum

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 1,262 (6.30%) SharePoint
2 508 (2.54%) Apache Spark
3 471 (2.35%) MS Exchange
4 458 (2.29%) IIS
5 367 (1.83%) Confluence
6 318 (1.59%) Apache
7 308 (1.54%) CMS
8 297 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
9 148 (0.74%) Umbraco
10 135 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
11 90 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
12 87 (0.43%) OpenStack
12 87 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
13 85 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
13 85 (0.42%) EPiServer
14 83 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
15 78 (0.39%) nginx
16 73 (0.36%) NServiceBus
17 69 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
18 68 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 553 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 208 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 47 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.18%) Chatbot
5 36 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.075%) Sketch
6 15 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.050%) Figma
8 8 (0.040%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.040%) SPSS
8 8 (0.040%) Zeplin
9 7 (0.035%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.030%) Revit
11 5 (0.025%) Adobe XD
12 4 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.020%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.015%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 338 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 85 (0.42%) Sentinel
3 68 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 48 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 30 (0.15%) R3 Corda
6 28 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
7 26 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
8 23 (0.11%) Magento
9 21 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
10 15 (0.075%) SAP Business One
11 13 (0.065%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 11 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
13 10 (0.050%) Primavera
14 9 (0.045%) nopCommerce
15 8 (0.040%) Elite 3E
15 8 (0.040%) Oracle EBS
16 7 (0.035%) Salesforce.com CRM
17 6 (0.030%) Adobe Campaign
17 6 (0.030%) SAP S/4HANA
18 5 (0.025%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 7,803 (38.95%) AWS
2 3,444 (17.19%) GCP
3 3,302 (16.48%) Microsoft 365
4 1,791 (8.94%) Power Platform
5 1,619 (8.08%) SaaS
6 1,597 (7.97%) PaaS
7 1,591 (7.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 1,316 (6.57%) IaaS
9 1,192 (5.95%) Serverless
10 654 (3.26%) Azure Data Factory
11 600 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
12 552 (2.76%) GitHub
13 485 (2.42%) Azure Service Bus
14 467 (2.33%) PowerApps
15 465 (2.32%) Azure Functions
16 435 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
17 427 (2.13%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 402 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
19 330 (1.65%) OpenShift
20 328 (1.64%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1,454 (7.26%) Firewall
2 820 (4.09%) DNS
3 560 (2.80%) DHCP
4 536 (2.68%) WAN
5 525 (2.62%) VPN
6 490 (2.45%) LAN
7 430 (2.15%) TCP/IP
8 415 (2.07%) SAN
9 347 (1.73%) Network Security
10 331 (1.65%) VLAN
11 258 (1.29%) Internet
12 245 (1.22%) HTTP
13 191 (0.95%) VoIP
14 163 (0.81%) Wireless
15 144 (0.72%) OSPF
15 144 (0.72%) Skype
16 128 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
17 121 (0.60%) IPv4
18 119 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
18 119 (0.59%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,602 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 1,344 (6.71%) Power BI
3 1,217 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
4 1,214 (6.06%) NoSQL
5 878 (4.38%) Big Data
6 843 (4.21%) Azure SQL Database
7 803 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 764 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
9 697 (3.48%) MongoDB
10 689 (3.44%) MySQL
11 684 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 647 (3.23%) Relational Database
13 591 (2.95%) Data Lake
14 473 (2.36%) Hadoop
15 469 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 342 (1.71%) Tableau
17 311 (1.55%) Redis
18 234 (1.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 216 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
20 200 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2,197 (10.97%) Git (software)
2 1,641 (8.19%) Jenkins
3 848 (4.23%) JIRA
4 598 (2.98%) Visual Studio
5 559 (2.79%) TeamCity
6 541 (2.70%) Selenium
7 499 (2.49%) Octopus Deploy
8 432 (2.16%) GitLab
9 419 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 298 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 268 (1.34%) Cypress.io
12 224 (1.12%) Postman
13 223 (1.11%) Maven
14 222 (1.11%) SpecFlow
15 213 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 205 (1.02%) JMeter
17 197 (0.98%) Cucumber
18 188 (0.94%) JUnit
19 186 (0.93%) Bitbucket
20 176 (0.88%) webpack
General
1 3,419 (17.07%) Social Skills
2 3,246 (16.20%) Finance
3 951 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
4 830 (4.14%) Public Sector
5 660 (3.29%) Retail
6 643 (3.21%) Banking
7 565 (2.82%) Marketing
8 426 (2.13%) Law
9 373 (1.86%) Presentation Skills
10 351 (1.75%) Manufacturing
11 322 (1.61%) Telecoms
12 318 (1.59%) Legal
13 307 (1.53%) Games
14 242 (1.21%) Organisational Skills
15 240 (1.20%) Front Office
16 196 (0.98%) Electronics
17 167 (0.83%) Advertising
18 163 (0.81%) Influencing Skills
19 141 (0.70%) Automotive
19 141 (0.70%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 5,668 (28.29%) Developer
2 2,134 (10.65%) Architect
3 1,825 (9.11%) .NET Developer
4 1,680 (8.39%) DevOps Engineer
5 1,532 (7.65%) Azure Engineer
6 1,454 (7.26%) Senior Developer
7 1,137 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1,115 (5.57%) C# Developer
9 1,110 (5.54%) Software Engineer
10 935 (4.67%) Analyst
11 914 (4.56%) Cloud Engineer
12 881 (4.40%) Consultant
13 858 (4.28%) Software Developer
14 804 (4.01%) Full Stack Developer
15 788 (3.93%) Data Engineer
16 707 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
17 651 (3.25%) C# .NET Developer
18 579 (2.89%) Support Engineer
19 572 (2.86%) Azure Architect
20 501 (2.50%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,369 (26.80%) .NET
2 2,497 (12.46%) .NET Core
3 2,403 (11.99%) AngularJS
4 2,364 (11.80%) React
5 1,993 (9.95%) CSS
6 1,867 (9.32%) HTML
7 1,491 (7.44%) ASP.NET
8 1,464 (7.31%) Web Services
9 1,354 (6.76%) .NET Framework
10 1,281 (6.39%) Node.js
11 1,193 (5.95%) REST
12 909 (4.54%) RESTful
13 895 (4.47%) ASP.NET Web API
14 893 (4.46%) Vue.js
15 692 (3.45%) Kafka
16 622 (3.10%) Spring
17 611 (3.05%) jQuery
18 609 (3.04%) HTML5
19 583 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
20 561 (2.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,021 (5.10%) Public Cloud
2 868 (4.33%) Greenfield Project
3 694 (3.46%) Data Centre
4 677 (3.38%) Cloud Native
5 660 (3.29%) User Experience
6 518 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
7 462 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
8 404 (2.02%) Mobile App
9 403 (2.01%) Management Information System
10 326 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
11 229 (1.14%) Algorithms
12 223 (1.11%) Private Cloud
13 217 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
14 200 (1.00%) Clustering
15 193 (0.96%) Virtual Team
16 187 (0.93%) Derivative
17 183 (0.91%) Data Structures
18 171 (0.85%) Hedge funds
19 168 (0.84%) Equities
20 166 (0.83%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3,771 (18.82%) Windows
2 2,459 (12.27%) Linux
3 1,948 (9.72%) Windows Server
4 664 (3.31%) Windows 10
5 492 (2.46%) Unix
6 465 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 427 (2.13%) Windows Server 2016
8 332 (1.66%) Windows Server 2019
9 265 (1.32%) Android
10 237 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 227 (1.13%) Ubuntu
12 208 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
13 194 (0.97%) CentOS
14 182 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 113 (0.56%) Windows 7
16 91 (0.45%) VMS
17 85 (0.42%) Mac OS
18 50 (0.25%) Mac OS X
19 47 (0.23%) Windows 8
20 34 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,696 (38.41%) DevOps
2 7,385 (36.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2,804 (14.00%) Microservices
4 2,763 (13.79%) Software Engineering
5 2,172 (10.84%) Scrum
6 1,997 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
7 1,829 (9.13%) TDD
8 1,787 (8.92%) Analytics
9 1,706 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
10 1,615 (8.06%) Test Automation
11 1,599 (7.98%) MVC
12 1,591 (7.94%) Migration
13 1,581 (7.89%) Mentoring
14 1,554 (7.76%) Infrastructure as Code
15 1,468 (7.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 1,442 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
17 1,246 (6.22%) SDLC
18 1,179 (5.88%) ITIL
19 1,153 (5.76%) ETL
20 973 (4.86%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 5,646 (28.18%) C#
2 5,560 (27.75%) SQL
3 4,329 (21.61%) JavaScript
4 3,393 (16.94%) Python
5 2,723 (13.59%) PowerShell
6 2,274 (11.35%) Java
7 1,308 (6.53%) TypeScript
8 1,026 (5.12%) Bash Shell
9 892 (4.45%) T-SQL
10 571 (2.85%) Go
11 491 (2.45%) Ruby
12 471 (2.35%) C++
13 435 (2.17%) Scala
14 411 (2.05%) PHP
15 270 (1.35%) Kotlin
16 262 (1.31%) R
17 218 (1.09%) ES6
18 217 (1.08%) C
19 168 (0.84%) Groovy
19 168 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,504 (7.51%) Degree
2 1,007 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 779 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 605 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 401 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 389 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
7 251 (1.25%) CISSP
8 248 (1.24%) CCNA
9 221 (1.10%) MCSE
10 177 (0.88%) CISM
11 141 (0.70%) CCNP
12 133 (0.66%) MCSA
13 128 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
14 106 (0.53%) Master's Degree
15 93 (0.46%) AWS Certification
16 92 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 82 (0.41%) DV Cleared
18 81 (0.40%) CISA
19 79 (0.39%) GIAC
19 79 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 877 (4.38%) QA
2 449 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 384 (1.92%) SLA
4 351 (1.75%) GDPR
5 222 (1.11%) Data Quality
6 179 (0.89%) NIST
7 174 (0.87%) PCI DSS
8 148 (0.74%) Accessibility
9 103 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
10 81 (0.40%) GRC
11 55 (0.27%) PMO
12 40 (0.20%) NCSC
13 37 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 34 (0.17%) COBIT
15 30 (0.15%) ISO 9001
16 23 (0.11%) ITGC
17 21 (0.10%) HIPAA
17 21 (0.10%) WCAG
18 20 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 19 (0.095%) SOC 2
System Software
1 3,466 (17.30%) Docker
2 2,976 (14.85%) Active Directory
3 1,541 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 926 (4.62%) Hyper-V
5 282 (1.41%) vSphere
6 269 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
7 254 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
8 161 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
9 141 (0.70%) XenDesktop
10 139 (0.69%) XenApp
11 76 (0.38%) VirtualBox
12 74 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
13 68 (0.34%) HDFS
14 40 (0.20%) BitLocker
15 38 (0.19%) VMware NSX
16 37 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 35 (0.17%) Xen
18 34 (0.17%) NFS
18 34 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
19 27 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 3,701 (18.47%) Kubernetes
2 2,586 (12.91%) Terraform
3 1,614 (8.06%) Ansible
4 815 (4.07%) Microsoft Intune
5 776 (3.87%) Puppet
6 628 (3.13%) SCCM
7 614 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
8 288 (1.44%) Grafana
9 278 (1.39%) Prometheus
10 214 (1.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 178 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
12 142 (0.71%) SCOM
13 131 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
13 131 (0.65%) Istio
14 110 (0.55%) Packer
15 98 (0.49%) Nagios
16 81 (0.40%) vCenter Server
17 77 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
18 71 (0.35%) Consul
19 63 (0.31%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7,102 (35.45%) Microsoft
2 2,376 (11.86%) VMware
3 1,542 (7.70%) Google
4 982 (4.90%) Oracle
5 815 (4.07%) Cisco
6 709 (3.54%) Citrix
7 536 (2.68%) Databricks
8 416 (2.08%) SAP
9 303 (1.51%) IBM
10 301 (1.50%) Veeam
11 290 (1.45%) Red Hat
12 282 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
13 243 (1.21%) Splunk
14 217 (1.08%) HP
15 205 (1.02%) Dell
16 184 (0.92%) NetApp
17 181 (0.90%) Palo Alto
18 179 (0.89%) Meraki
19 157 (0.78%) Informatica
20 147 (0.73%) SolarWinds