Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 15 30
Rank change year-on-year +7 +15 +40
Permanent jobs citing Azure 18,892 16,793 12,389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 11.15% 7.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.28% 42.85% 34.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15,604 13,692 10,489
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +3.96%
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 41,721 39,189 36,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.52% 26.01% 20.79%
Number of salaries quoted 33,885 31,270 29,960
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,863
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £81,250
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 19 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Azure in the UK

Azure
Top 16 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 January 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 +7 17,301 £57,500 - 3,489
UK excluding London +8 10,259 £50,000 - 2,500
London +7 7,858 £67,500 - 1,216
South East +9 3,207 £55,000 +4.76% 634
North of England +6 2,397 £50,000 - 708
Midlands +9 1,732 £50,000 - 430
North West +8 1,287 £50,000 -9.09% 429
South West +10 1,097 £45,000 -5.26% 274
West Midlands +7 1,092 £50,000 -4.76% 271
East of England +12 953 £51,000 -2.86% 227
Yorkshire +4 946 £47,500 +2.15% 221
East Midlands +10 635 £45,839 -3.50% 158
Scotland +14 605 £47,500 -4.04% 134
Wales +6 262 £42,500 -4.49% 80
North East +1 166 £41,774 -7.17% 58
Northern Ireland -4 53 £37,500 -25.00% 16

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 7,874 (41.68%) AWS
2 7,490 (39.65%) Microsoft
3 6,706 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6,125 (32.42%) C#
5 5,996 (31.74%) .NET
6 5,130 (27.15%) SQL
7 5,088 (26.93%) DevOps
8 4,515 (23.90%) Windows
9 4,344 (22.99%) SQL Server
10 3,869 (20.48%) JavaScript
11 3,688 (19.52%) Office 365
12 3,281 (17.37%) Finance
13 2,990 (15.83%) Active Directory
14 2,553 (13.51%) ASP.NET
15 2,514 (13.31%) MVC
16 2,479 (13.12%) VMware
17 2,468 (13.06%) Python
18 2,408 (12.75%) Docker
19 2,384 (12.62%) GCP
20 2,380 (12.60%) AngularJS
21 2,280 (12.07%) PowerShell
22 2,244 (11.88%) Java
23 2,161 (11.44%) Linux
24 2,153 (11.40%) Microservices
25 2,147 (11.36%) Windows Server
26 2,061 (10.91%) Scrum
27 2,019 (10.69%) Kubernetes
28 2,006 (10.62%) Software Engineering
29 2,003 (10.60%) .NET Core
30 1,989 (10.53%) HTML

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 1,303 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 692 (3.66%) MS Exchange
3 609 (3.22%) IIS
4 472 (2.50%) Apache Spark
5 458 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
6 374 (1.98%) Confluence
7 334 (1.77%) Skype for Business
8 281 (1.49%) CMS
9 267 (1.41%) Apache
10 242 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
11 228 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
12 215 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
13 143 (0.76%) OpenStack
14 135 (0.71%) Tomcat
15 106 (0.56%) Umbraco
16 99 (0.52%) nginx
17 87 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
17 87 (0.46%) WebSphere
18 86 (0.46%) SAS
18 86 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 693 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
2 186 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 85 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 50 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 38 (0.20%) Chatbot
6 30 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 16 (0.085%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.042%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.026%) Adobe XD
12 4 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
12 4 (0.021%) Camtasia
12 4 (0.021%) InVision
12 4 (0.021%) S-PLUS
12 4 (0.021%) SPSS
13 3 (0.016%) HipChat
13 3 (0.016%) Sketch
14 2 (0.011%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.011%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 514 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 240 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 54 (0.29%) FINCAD Analytics
4 48 (0.25%) Magento
5 33 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 32 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
7 26 (0.14%) WebTrends
8 25 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
9 22 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 18 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
11 16 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
12 15 (0.079%) Distributed Ledger
13 13 (0.069%) SAP ERP
13 13 (0.069%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
14 12 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
15 11 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
15 11 (0.058%) Endur
15 11 (0.058%) HFM
16 10 (0.053%) assyst
16 10 (0.053%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 7,874 (41.68%) AWS
2 3,688 (19.52%) Office 365
3 2,384 (12.62%) GCP
4 1,365 (7.23%) PaaS
5 1,204 (6.37%) SaaS
6 1,129 (5.98%) IaaS
7 1,064 (5.63%) Power Platform
8 1,063 (5.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 648 (3.43%) Serverless
10 551 (2.92%) Dynamics 365
11 532 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
12 365 (1.93%) GitHub
13 345 (1.83%) Azure Data Factory
14 289 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
15 238 (1.26%) OneDrive
16 219 (1.16%) Azure Functions
17 202 (1.07%) OpenShift
18 201 (1.06%) Amazon S3
19 172 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
20 165 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,590 (8.42%) Firewall
2 1,010 (5.35%) DNS
3 730 (3.86%) DHCP
4 702 (3.72%) WAN
5 613 (3.24%) VPN
6 610 (3.23%) LAN
7 605 (3.20%) TCP/IP
8 531 (2.81%) SAN
9 410 (2.17%) Skype
10 393 (2.08%) Internet
11 390 (2.06%) Network Security
12 288 (1.52%) VoIP
13 280 (1.48%) Wireless
14 271 (1.43%) VLAN
15 195 (1.03%) NetScaler
16 193 (1.02%) MPLS
17 167 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
18 160 (0.85%) HTTP
19 153 (0.81%) NAS
19 153 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,344 (22.99%) SQL Server
2 1,065 (5.64%) NoSQL
3 1,022 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 963 (5.10%) Power BI
5 886 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 840 (4.45%) Big Data
7 750 (3.97%) Azure SQL Database
8 694 (3.67%) MongoDB
8 694 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 578 (3.06%) Relational Database
10 556 (2.94%) MySQL
11 553 (2.93%) Hadoop
12 488 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 434 (2.30%) Data Lake
14 424 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
15 312 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
16 287 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
17 285 (1.51%) Cosmos DB
18 263 (1.39%) Redis
19 237 (1.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,863 (9.86%) Git (software)
2 1,187 (6.28%) Jenkins
3 828 (4.38%) JIRA
4 703 (3.72%) Visual Studio
5 597 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 576 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 576 (3.05%) TeamCity
7 561 (2.97%) Selenium
8 560 (2.96%) Visual Studio Team System
9 364 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 280 (1.48%) NUnit
11 225 (1.19%) SpecFlow
12 221 (1.17%) Bitbucket
13 212 (1.12%) Maven
14 204 (1.08%) Subversion
15 182 (0.96%) Cucumber
16 165 (0.87%) GitLab
17 134 (0.71%) Artifactory
18 123 (0.65%) WebDriver
19 105 (0.56%) JMeter
General
1 3,281 (17.37%) Finance
2 856 (4.53%) Retail
3 713 (3.77%) Banking
4 643 (3.40%) Public Sector
5 507 (2.68%) Marketing
6 362 (1.92%) Front Office
7 286 (1.51%) Legal
8 274 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 272 (1.44%) Games
10 271 (1.43%) Law
11 205 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 182 (0.96%) Advertising
13 167 (0.88%) Automotive
14 160 (0.85%) Investment Banking
15 79 (0.42%) Electronics
16 77 (0.41%) Billing
17 61 (0.32%) Local Government
18 57 (0.30%) Financial Institution
18 57 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
19 55 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5,555 (29.40%) Developer
2 2,326 (12.31%) Architect
3 2,253 (11.93%) .NET Developer
4 1,549 (8.20%) C# Developer
5 1,277 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,210 (6.40%) Senior Developer
7 1,202 (6.36%) Consultant
8 1,069 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 912 (4.83%) Software Developer
10 896 (4.74%) C# .NET Developer
11 873 (4.62%) Azure Engineer
12 868 (4.59%) Analyst
13 831 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
14 821 (4.35%) Software Engineer
15 746 (3.95%) Cloud Engineer
16 586 (3.10%) Support Engineer
17 544 (2.88%) Azure Developer
18 516 (2.73%) Full Stack Developer
19 510 (2.70%) Cloud Architect
20 491 (2.60%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,996 (31.74%) .NET
2 2,553 (13.51%) ASP.NET
3 2,380 (12.60%) AngularJS
4 2,003 (10.60%) .NET Core
5 1,989 (10.53%) HTML
6 1,962 (10.39%) CSS
7 1,543 (8.17%) React
8 1,484 (7.86%) Web Services
9 1,474 (7.80%) .NET Framework
10 1,454 (7.70%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1,440 (7.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1,191 (6.30%) Node.js
13 967 (5.12%) REST
14 882 (4.67%) RESTful
15 860 (4.55%) Entity Framework
16 698 (3.69%) jQuery
17 565 (2.99%) HTML5
18 550 (2.91%) Vue.js
19 480 (2.54%) JSON
20 403 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,137 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 1,112 (5.89%) Data Centre
3 1,015 (5.37%) Greenfield Project
4 964 (5.10%) Public Cloud
5 511 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 502 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
7 475 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
8 450 (2.38%) User Experience
9 444 (2.35%) Management Information System
10 441 (2.33%) Cloud Native
11 346 (1.83%) Mobile App
12 316 (1.67%) Private Cloud
13 299 (1.58%) Hedge funds
14 233 (1.23%) Fixed Income
15 228 (1.21%) Derivative
16 224 (1.19%) Equities
17 220 (1.16%) Clustering
18 203 (1.07%) Blog
19 200 (1.06%) Algorithms
20 194 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4,515 (23.90%) Windows
2 2,161 (11.44%) Linux
3 2,147 (11.36%) Windows Server
4 972 (5.15%) Windows 10
5 731 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 548 (2.90%) Unix
7 432 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 293 (1.55%) Windows 7
9 218 (1.15%) Android
10 184 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 179 (0.95%) CentOS
12 159 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 124 (0.66%) Windows 8
14 108 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
15 94 (0.50%) Ubuntu
16 88 (0.47%) VMS
17 83 (0.44%) Mac OS
18 70 (0.37%) Mac OS X
19 50 (0.26%) Solaris
20 44 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,706 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5,088 (26.93%) DevOps
3 2,514 (13.31%) MVC
4 2,153 (11.40%) Microservices
5 2,061 (10.91%) Scrum
6 2,006 (10.62%) Software Engineering
7 1,961 (10.38%) TDD
8 1,956 (10.35%) Problem-Solving
9 1,659 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
10 1,588 (8.41%) Migration
11 1,487 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
12 1,471 (7.79%) ITIL
13 1,456 (7.71%) Test Automation
14 1,447 (7.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 1,386 (7.34%) Analytics
16 1,358 (7.19%) Mentoring
17 1,025 (5.43%) SDLC
18 979 (5.18%) BDD
19 893 (4.73%) Presales
20 872 (4.62%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6,125 (32.42%) C#
2 5,130 (27.15%) SQL
3 3,869 (20.48%) JavaScript
4 2,468 (13.06%) Python
5 2,280 (12.07%) PowerShell
6 2,244 (11.88%) Java
7 838 (4.44%) T-SQL
8 820 (4.34%) TypeScript
9 750 (3.97%) Bash Shell
10 559 (2.96%) Ruby
11 400 (2.12%) C++
12 352 (1.86%) Go
13 319 (1.69%) PHP
14 286 (1.51%) Scala
15 274 (1.45%) C
16 242 (1.28%) R
17 186 (0.98%) VB.NET
18 164 (0.87%) PL/SQL
19 159 (0.84%) Perl
20 155 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,535 (8.13%) Degree
2 970 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 580 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
4 519 (2.75%) MCSE
5 477 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 422 (2.23%) MCSA
7 394 (2.09%) Security Cleared
8 383 (2.03%) CCNA
9 299 (1.58%) CCNP
10 244 (1.29%) SC Cleared
11 220 (1.16%) CISSP
12 168 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 156 (0.83%) MCP
14 116 (0.61%) CISM
15 113 (0.60%) AWS Certification
15 113 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
16 84 (0.44%) ISTQB
16 84 (0.44%) PhD
17 76 (0.40%) MCITP
18 68 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 738 (3.91%) QA
2 594 (3.14%) SLA
3 371 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 228 (1.21%) GDPR
5 188 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 173 (0.92%) Data Quality
7 108 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
8 98 (0.52%) NIST
9 57 (0.30%) COBIT
10 37 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 34 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 30 (0.16%) PMO
13 26 (0.14%) NCSC
14 21 (0.11%) JSP 440
15 20 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 20 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 18 (0.095%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 17 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 9 (0.048%) ISO 31000
18 9 (0.048%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2,990 (15.83%) Active Directory
2 2,408 (12.75%) Docker
3 1,536 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,189 (6.29%) Hyper-V
5 321 (1.70%) XenApp
6 311 (1.65%) vSphere
7 232 (1.23%) XenDesktop
8 223 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
9 183 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
10 116 (0.61%) Firmware
11 100 (0.53%) HDFS
12 91 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
13 66 (0.35%) VMware NSX
14 62 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 62 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
15 59 (0.31%) vCloud
16 58 (0.31%) VirtualBox
17 44 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
18 33 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
19 32 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2,019 (10.69%) Kubernetes
2 1,357 (7.18%) Terraform
3 1,250 (6.62%) Ansible
4 922 (4.88%) Puppet
5 851 (4.50%) SCCM
6 713 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
7 614 (3.25%) Microsoft Intune
8 208 (1.10%) SCOM
9 189 (1.00%) WSUS
10 182 (0.96%) Grafana
11 177 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
12 149 (0.79%) Nagios
13 143 (0.76%) Packer
14 109 (0.58%) Consul
14 109 (0.58%) Prometheus
15 105 (0.56%) Kibana
16 101 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
17 87 (0.46%) Salt
18 81 (0.43%) ZABBIX
19 78 (0.41%) Graphite
Vendors
1 7,490 (39.65%) Microsoft
2 2,479 (13.12%) VMware
3 1,492 (7.90%) Google
4 1,256 (6.65%) Cisco
5 990 (5.24%) Oracle
6 914 (4.84%) Citrix
7 406 (2.15%) SAP
8 336 (1.78%) Tableau
9 308 (1.63%) HP
10 307 (1.63%) IBM
11 282 (1.49%) Veeam
12 262 (1.39%) Meraki
13 261 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
14 255 (1.35%) Splunk
15 234 (1.24%) Dell
16 233 (1.23%) CheckPoint
17 227 (1.20%) ServiceNow
18 225 (1.19%) NetApp
19 213 (1.13%) Databricks
20 204 (1.08%) Xamarin