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

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 12 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 +32
Permanent jobs citing Azure 14,966 18,192 15,363
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 16.98% 12.68% 8.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.09% 44.20% 37.56%
Number of salaries quoted 13,481 16,030 13,710
Median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 31,121 41,156 40,902
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.32% 28.68% 23.61%
Number of salaries quoted 25,237 33,180 33,322
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +6 13,643 £57,500 - 1,294
UK excluding London +7 7,969 £50,000 - 1,012
London +4 6,375 £67,500 - 386
South East +7 2,507 £55,000 +4.76% 249
North of England +4 1,912 £50,000 +2.04% 303
Work from Home 0 1,340 £57,500 -8.00% 157
Midlands +5 1,269 £50,000 - 148
North West +7 1,084 £52,500 +5.00% 185
West Midlands +2 869 £50,000 -4.76% 103
South West +11 821 £47,500 +5.56% 115
East of England +10 718 £50,000 - 94
Yorkshire +3 713 £50,000 +5.82% 81
Scotland +8 487 £50,000 +9.89% 50
East Midlands +7 393 £47,500 +5.56% 45
Wales +3 210 £45,000 +5.88% 48
North East -1 115 £40,000 -4.76% 37
Northern Ireland +1 71 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Isle of Man +3 2 £33,000 -40.00%

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 6,221 (41.57%) AWS
2 5,770 (38.55%) Microsoft
3 5,667 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
4 4,968 (33.20%) .NET
5 4,826 (32.25%) C#
6 4,368 (29.19%) DevOps
7 4,155 (27.76%) SQL
8 3,686 (24.63%) SQL Server
9 3,384 (22.61%) JavaScript
10 3,348 (22.37%) Windows
11 2,910 (19.44%) Finance
12 2,617 (17.49%) Office 365
13 2,347 (15.68%) AngularJS
14 2,314 (15.46%) Python
15 2,256 (15.07%) Active Directory
16 2,115 (14.13%) .NET Core
17 2,034 (13.59%) ASP.NET
18 2,012 (13.44%) Microservices
19 1,993 (13.32%) Scrum
20 1,987 (13.28%) Docker
21 1,965 (13.13%) GCP
22 1,903 (12.72%) MVC
23 1,873 (12.52%) VMware
24 1,844 (12.32%) TDD
25 1,824 (12.19%) Kubernetes
26 1,823 (12.18%) React
27 1,803 (12.05%) PowerShell
28 1,783 (11.91%) Java
29 1,710 (11.43%) Software Engineering
30 1,708 (11.41%) Windows Server

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
1 935 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 588 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
3 455 (3.04%) MS Exchange
4 432 (2.89%) IIS
5 335 (2.24%) Apache Spark
6 292 (1.95%) Confluence
7 215 (1.44%) Apache
7 215 (1.44%) Skype for Business
8 193 (1.29%) CMS
9 184 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
10 180 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
11 160 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
12 95 (0.63%) Tomcat
13 93 (0.62%) OpenStack
14 92 (0.61%) Umbraco
15 70 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
16 64 (0.43%) WebSphere
17 63 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
18 51 (0.34%) SAS
19 45 (0.30%) EPiServer
Applications
1 478 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
2 196 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 52 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.19%) Chatbot
4 28 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.053%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.047%) Gliffy
7 6 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.040%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
8 5 (0.033%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.020%) FileZilla
9 3 (0.020%) InVision
9 3 (0.020%) Sketch
10 2 (0.013%) Windchill
11 1 (0.007%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.007%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.007%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 419 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 198 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 21 (0.14%) R3 Corda
4 21 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 19 (0.13%) Sentinel
6 18 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
6 18 (0.12%) Magento
7 16 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (0.060%) SDL Web 8
10 7 (0.047%) Elite 3E
10 7 (0.047%) Payment Gateway
11 6 (0.040%) Carpe Diem
11 6 (0.040%) Maximo
11 6 (0.040%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.040%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.040%) SAP S/4HANA
12 5 (0.033%) Markit EDM
12 5 (0.033%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6,221 (41.57%) AWS
2 2,617 (17.49%) Office 365
3 1,965 (13.13%) GCP
4 1,246 (8.33%) PaaS
5 1,209 (8.08%) SaaS
6 1,014 (6.78%) Power Platform
7 1,005 (6.72%) IaaS
8 825 (5.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 612 (4.09%) Serverless
10 491 (3.28%) Dynamics 365
11 386 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
12 364 (2.43%) Azure Data Factory
13 257 (1.72%) GitHub
14 230 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
15 220 (1.47%) OpenShift
16 206 (1.38%) Azure Functions
17 192 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
18 169 (1.13%) Amazon ECS
19 168 (1.12%) Logic Apps
20 150 (1.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,136 (7.59%) Firewall
2 713 (4.76%) DNS
3 519 (3.47%) WAN
4 505 (3.37%) DHCP
5 449 (3.00%) LAN
6 447 (2.99%) VPN
7 410 (2.74%) TCP/IP
8 385 (2.57%) SAN
9 321 (2.14%) Internet
10 304 (2.03%) Network Security
11 284 (1.90%) Skype
12 188 (1.26%) VoIP
13 167 (1.12%) Wireless
14 166 (1.11%) VLAN
15 151 (1.01%) NetScaler
16 133 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
17 129 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
18 122 (0.82%) HTTP
19 100 (0.67%) MPLS
20 73 (0.49%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,686 (24.63%) SQL Server
2 911 (6.09%) Power BI
3 876 (5.85%) MongoDB
4 854 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
5 847 (5.66%) NoSQL
6 781 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 635 (4.24%) Azure SQL Database
8 595 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 578 (3.86%) Big Data
10 572 (3.82%) MySQL
11 528 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 438 (2.93%) Data Lake
13 395 (2.64%) SQL Server 2019
14 360 (2.41%) Hadoop
15 347 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
16 340 (2.27%) Relational Database
17 262 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
18 242 (1.62%) Cosmos DB
19 239 (1.60%) Redis
20 229 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,470 (9.82%) Git (software)
2 927 (6.19%) Jenkins
3 595 (3.98%) JIRA
4 550 (3.67%) Visual Studio
5 465 (3.11%) Selenium
6 460 (3.07%) TeamCity
7 447 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
8 321 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 284 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
10 280 (1.87%) SpecFlow
11 215 (1.44%) Bitbucket
12 211 (1.41%) NUnit
13 196 (1.31%) GitLab
14 193 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 161 (1.08%) Cucumber
16 138 (0.92%) JMeter
17 137 (0.92%) Artifactory
18 135 (0.90%) Maven
19 96 (0.64%) webpack
20 93 (0.62%) Jasmine
General
1 2,910 (19.44%) Finance
2 656 (4.38%) Banking
3 624 (4.17%) Retail
4 403 (2.69%) Public Sector
5 364 (2.43%) Front Office
6 314 (2.10%) Games
7 297 (1.98%) Marketing
8 254 (1.70%) Legal
9 245 (1.64%) Law
10 206 (1.38%) Investment Banking
11 172 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 166 (1.11%) Telecoms
13 145 (0.97%) Advertising
14 89 (0.59%) Back Office
15 73 (0.49%) Automotive
16 70 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
17 69 (0.46%) Local Government
18 61 (0.41%) Financial Institution
19 51 (0.34%) Billing
20 45 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4,775 (31.91%) Developer
2 2,044 (13.66%) .NET Developer
3 1,665 (11.13%) Architect
4 1,229 (8.21%) C# Developer
5 990 (6.61%) DevOps Engineer
6 946 (6.32%) Senior Developer
7 880 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 840 (5.61%) Consultant
9 779 (5.21%) C# .NET Developer
10 752 (5.02%) Software Developer
11 738 (4.93%) Azure Engineer
12 711 (4.75%) Analyst
13 669 (4.47%) Software Engineer
14 628 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
15 591 (3.95%) Cloud Engineer
16 459 (3.07%) Azure Developer
17 457 (3.05%) Data Engineer
18 454 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
19 424 (2.83%) Cloud Architect
20 384 (2.57%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,968 (33.20%) .NET
2 2,347 (15.68%) AngularJS
3 2,115 (14.13%) .NET Core
4 2,034 (13.59%) ASP.NET
5 1,823 (12.18%) React
6 1,501 (10.03%) HTML
7 1,433 (9.58%) CSS
8 1,402 (9.37%) .NET Framework
9 1,303 (8.71%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1,292 (8.63%) Node.js
11 1,214 (8.11%) Web Services
12 1,140 (7.62%) ASP.NET MVC
13 904 (6.04%) Entity Framework
14 847 (5.66%) Vue.js
15 740 (4.94%) REST
16 672 (4.49%) RESTful
17 515 (3.44%) jQuery
18 474 (3.17%) HTML5
19 379 (2.53%) JSON
20 321 (2.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 917 (6.13%) Greenfield Project
2 867 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 813 (5.43%) Public Cloud
4 657 (4.39%) Data Centre
5 394 (2.63%) Cloud Native
6 392 (2.62%) User Experience
7 346 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 324 (2.16%) Hedge funds
8 324 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
9 281 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
10 278 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
11 272 (1.82%) Mobile App
12 221 (1.48%) Derivative
13 218 (1.46%) Fixed Income
14 202 (1.35%) Equities
15 201 (1.34%) Private Cloud
16 181 (1.21%) Algorithms
17 180 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 165 (1.10%) Clustering
19 145 (0.97%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3,348 (22.37%) Windows
2 1,708 (11.41%) Windows Server
3 1,531 (10.23%) Linux
4 658 (4.40%) Windows 10
5 539 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 504 (3.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 297 (1.98%) Unix
8 272 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 223 (1.49%) Windows 7
10 183 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
11 171 (1.14%) Android
12 167 (1.12%) Apple iOS
13 125 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 107 (0.71%) CentOS
15 78 (0.52%) Windows 8
16 72 (0.48%) Ubuntu
17 63 (0.42%) Mac OS X
18 61 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
19 58 (0.39%) Mac OS
20 40 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,667 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
2 4,368 (29.19%) DevOps
3 2,012 (13.44%) Microservices
4 1,993 (13.32%) Scrum
5 1,903 (12.72%) MVC
6 1,844 (12.32%) TDD
7 1,710 (11.43%) Software Engineering
8 1,346 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
9 1,307 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
10 1,232 (8.23%) Test Automation
11 1,184 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
12 1,159 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 1,155 (7.72%) Analytics
14 1,122 (7.50%) Migration
15 1,058 (7.07%) BDD
16 988 (6.60%) ITIL
17 965 (6.45%) Mentoring
18 835 (5.58%) Fintech
19 758 (5.06%) Kanban
20 730 (4.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4,826 (32.25%) C#
2 4,155 (27.76%) SQL
3 3,384 (22.61%) JavaScript
4 2,314 (15.46%) Python
5 1,803 (12.05%) PowerShell
6 1,783 (11.91%) Java
7 1,057 (7.06%) TypeScript
8 690 (4.61%) T-SQL
9 529 (3.53%) Bash Shell
10 384 (2.57%) Ruby
11 279 (1.86%) R
12 275 (1.84%) Scala
13 254 (1.70%) Go
14 241 (1.61%) C++
15 227 (1.52%) PHP
16 185 (1.24%) C
17 184 (1.23%) F#
18 138 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 130 (0.87%) Kotlin
20 126 (0.84%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,122 (7.50%) Degree
2 741 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 397 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
4 350 (2.34%) MCSE
5 333 (2.23%) Security Cleared
6 331 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 306 (2.04%) MCSA
8 270 (1.80%) CCNA
9 220 (1.47%) CISSP
10 218 (1.46%) SC Cleared
11 136 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 134 (0.90%) CCNP
13 115 (0.77%) CISM
14 111 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
15 95 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
15 95 (0.63%) MCP
16 90 (0.60%) AWS Certification
17 84 (0.56%) ISTQB
18 83 (0.55%) PhD
19 76 (0.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 594 (3.97%) QA
2 367 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 319 (2.13%) SLA
4 215 (1.44%) GDPR
5 150 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 95 (0.63%) NIST
7 91 (0.61%) Data Quality
8 68 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 47 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 42 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
11 40 (0.27%) COBIT
12 37 (0.25%) JSP 440
13 36 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 35 (0.23%) NCSC
15 33 (0.22%) ISO 9001
16 32 (0.21%) NIST 800
17 23 (0.15%) BS25999
18 21 (0.14%) PMO
19 19 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
20 8 (0.053%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2,256 (15.07%) Active Directory
2 1,987 (13.28%) Docker
3 1,147 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 884 (5.91%) Hyper-V
5 246 (1.64%) vSphere
6 237 (1.58%) XenApp
7 193 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
8 190 (1.27%) XenDesktop
9 168 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
10 66 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
11 54 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
12 53 (0.35%) VMware NSX
13 43 (0.29%) VirtualBox
14 41 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
15 36 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 33 (0.22%) Firmware
16 33 (0.22%) Terminal Services
17 31 (0.21%) BitLocker
17 31 (0.21%) vCloud
17 31 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,824 (12.19%) Kubernetes
2 1,076 (7.19%) Terraform
3 890 (5.95%) Ansible
4 675 (4.51%) SCCM
5 550 (3.67%) Puppet
6 457 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
7 446 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
8 184 (1.23%) SCOM
9 131 (0.88%) Grafana
10 118 (0.79%) WSUS
11 101 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
11 101 (0.67%) Packer
12 99 (0.66%) Kibana
13 94 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
14 77 (0.51%) Prometheus
15 75 (0.50%) Backup Exec
16 70 (0.47%) Nagios
17 53 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
18 48 (0.32%) vCenter Server
19 45 (0.30%) Consul
Vendors
1 5,770 (38.55%) Microsoft
2 1,873 (12.52%) VMware
3 1,213 (8.11%) Google
4 896 (5.99%) Cisco
5 786 (5.25%) Oracle
6 680 (4.54%) Citrix
7 318 (2.12%) HP
7 318 (2.12%) Tableau
8 297 (1.98%) IBM
9 284 (1.90%) Databricks
10 276 (1.84%) SAP
11 208 (1.39%) Dell
11 208 (1.39%) Xamarin
12 204 (1.36%) Veeam
13 199 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
14 189 (1.26%) Meraki
15 175 (1.17%) Red Hat
16 166 (1.11%) CheckPoint
17 161 (1.08%) NetApp
18 160 (1.07%) Splunk