Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 10 19
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 +26
Permanent jobs citing Azure 11,841 19,259 16,241
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 18.20% 13.47% 9.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.35% 44.34% 39.26%
Number of salaries quoted 10,899 17,216 14,361
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £33,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £83,750
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 23,992 43,431 41,368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.88% 30.38% 24.16%
Number of salaries quoted 19,602 35,332 33,591
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £88,500 £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 7 August 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 7 August 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 +4 10,840 £57,500 +2.68% 1,702
UK excluding London +5 6,385 £50,000 - 1,297
London +4 5,014 £70,000 +3.70% 526
South East +7 2,026 £55,000 +4.76% 330
North of England +3 1,561 £50,000 +5.26% 368
Work from Home 0 1,243 £57,500 -8.00% 295
Midlands +4 1,021 £50,000 - 219
North West +6 853 £52,500 +8.25% 234
West Midlands +2 709 £50,000 -4.76% 135
South West +4 623 £47,500 +5.56% 139
Yorkshire +4 587 £47,500 +1.06% 89
East of England +5 552 £50,000 +5.26% 119
Scotland +1 375 £52,000 +15.56% 70
East Midlands +3 306 £47,500 +5.56% 84
Wales +8 183 £45,000 +5.88% 40
North East +1 121 £43,000 +2.38% 45
Northern Ireland +10 73 £45,000 -10.00% 14
Isle of Man +4 2 £33,000 -40.00%

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 4,746 (40.08%) AWS
2 4,551 (38.43%) Microsoft
3 4,268 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3,795 (32.05%) DevOps
5 3,772 (31.86%) .NET
6 3,677 (31.05%) C#
7 3,319 (28.03%) SQL
8 2,801 (23.66%) SQL Server
9 2,646 (22.35%) Windows
10 2,472 (20.88%) JavaScript
11 2,334 (19.71%) Finance
12 2,077 (17.54%) Office 365
13 2,025 (17.10%) Python
14 1,816 (15.34%) Active Directory
15 1,707 (14.42%) Microservices
16 1,691 (14.28%) .NET Core
17 1,650 (13.93%) GCP
18 1,642 (13.87%) Docker
19 1,636 (13.82%) AngularJS
20 1,592 (13.44%) Kubernetes
21 1,537 (12.98%) VMware
22 1,500 (12.67%) PowerShell
23 1,499 (12.66%) Scrum
24 1,476 (12.47%) Java
24 1,476 (12.47%) ASP.NET
25 1,374 (11.60%) MVC
26 1,352 (11.42%) Software Engineering
27 1,337 (11.29%) Windows Server
28 1,284 (10.84%) TDD
29 1,266 (10.69%) Linux

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
1 757 (6.39%) SharePoint
2 391 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
3 348 (2.94%) IIS
4 344 (2.91%) MS Exchange
5 283 (2.39%) Apache Spark
6 241 (2.04%) Confluence
7 236 (1.99%) Apache
8 178 (1.50%) Skype for Business
9 157 (1.33%) CMS
10 145 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
11 119 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 108 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
13 99 (0.84%) Tomcat
14 69 (0.58%) Umbraco
15 64 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 64 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
16 63 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
17 61 (0.52%) NServiceBus
18 56 (0.47%) SAS
19 54 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 358 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 166 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 32 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (0.20%) Chatbot
6 21 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
7 5 (0.042%) Gliffy
8 4 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.025%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.025%) Sketch
10 2 (0.017%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.017%) FileZilla
10 2 (0.017%) InVision
10 2 (0.017%) SPSS
11 1 (0.008%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.008%) Mingle
11 1 (0.008%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.008%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 306 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 122 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 43 (0.36%) R3 Corda
4 35 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
5 30 (0.25%) Sentinel
6 19 (0.16%) Magento
7 16 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.10%) NetSuite
9 8 (0.068%) SDL Web 8
10 7 (0.059%) Maximo
10 7 (0.059%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.059%) Shopify
11 6 (0.051%) Eikon
11 6 (0.051%) Elite 3E
11 6 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (0.042%) Carpe Diem
12 5 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.042%) thinkFolio
13 4 (0.034%) Payment Gateway
13 4 (0.034%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 4,746 (40.08%) AWS
2 2,077 (17.54%) Office 365
3 1,650 (13.93%) GCP
4 1,002 (8.46%) PaaS
5 983 (8.30%) SaaS
6 860 (7.26%) Power Platform
7 854 (7.21%) IaaS
8 693 (5.85%) Azure Active Directory
9 499 (4.21%) Serverless
10 364 (3.07%) Dynamics 365
11 326 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
12 300 (2.53%) Azure Data Factory
13 202 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
14 197 (1.66%) GitHub
15 196 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
16 159 (1.34%) Azure Functions
17 148 (1.25%) PowerApps
18 144 (1.22%) OpenShift
19 141 (1.19%) Logic Apps
20 138 (1.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 929 (7.85%) Firewall
2 557 (4.70%) DNS
3 445 (3.76%) WAN
4 415 (3.50%) VPN
5 398 (3.36%) LAN
6 379 (3.20%) DHCP
7 320 (2.70%) TCP/IP
8 300 (2.53%) Skype
9 275 (2.32%) SAN
10 264 (2.23%) Internet
11 257 (2.17%) Network Security
12 161 (1.36%) Wireless
13 160 (1.35%) VoIP
14 128 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
15 124 (1.05%) HTTP
16 105 (0.89%) VLAN
17 104 (0.88%) NetScaler
18 88 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
19 85 (0.72%) MPLS
20 80 (0.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,801 (23.66%) SQL Server
2 748 (6.32%) Power BI
3 712 (6.01%) Data Warehouse
4 691 (5.84%) NoSQL
5 580 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 573 (4.84%) MongoDB
7 501 (4.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 496 (4.19%) Big Data
9 443 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 428 (3.61%) MySQL
11 399 (3.37%) Data Lake
12 367 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 302 (2.55%) Hadoop
14 298 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
15 255 (2.15%) Relational Database
16 243 (2.05%) SQL Server 2019
17 199 (1.68%) Amazon Redshift
18 193 (1.63%) Cosmos DB
19 186 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
20 178 (1.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,244 (10.51%) Git (software)
2 791 (6.68%) Jenkins
3 485 (4.10%) JIRA
4 403 (3.40%) Visual Studio
5 376 (3.18%) Selenium
6 352 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
6 352 (2.97%) TeamCity
7 272 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 222 (1.87%) SpecFlow
9 202 (1.71%) GitLab
10 174 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
11 162 (1.37%) NUnit
12 154 (1.30%) Bitbucket
13 148 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 118 (1.00%) Artifactory
15 112 (0.95%) Cucumber
16 101 (0.85%) Maven
17 88 (0.74%) JMeter
18 74 (0.62%) Postman
19 72 (0.61%) Cypress.io
General
1 2,334 (19.71%) Finance
2 525 (4.43%) Banking
3 399 (3.37%) Retail
4 260 (2.20%) Public Sector
5 246 (2.08%) Law
6 240 (2.03%) Marketing
7 223 (1.88%) Games
8 222 (1.87%) Front Office
9 177 (1.49%) Legal
10 163 (1.38%) Telecoms
11 146 (1.23%) Manufacturing
12 109 (0.92%) Advertising
13 107 (0.90%) Investment Banking
14 104 (0.88%) Back Office
15 57 (0.48%) Local Government
16 47 (0.40%) Publishing
17 41 (0.35%) Financial Institution
18 39 (0.33%) Aerospace
19 36 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
20 28 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3,655 (30.87%) Developer
2 1,472 (12.43%) .NET Developer
3 1,246 (10.52%) Architect
4 891 (7.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 835 (7.05%) C# Developer
6 774 (6.54%) Senior Developer
7 711 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 648 (5.47%) Azure Engineer
9 612 (5.17%) Consultant
10 594 (5.02%) Analyst
11 570 (4.81%) Software Developer
12 562 (4.75%) C# .NET Developer
13 519 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
14 482 (4.07%) Software Engineer
15 461 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
16 386 (3.26%) Data Engineer
17 368 (3.11%) Full Stack Developer
18 350 (2.96%) Cloud Architect
19 346 (2.92%) Azure Developer
20 309 (2.61%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,772 (31.86%) .NET
2 1,691 (14.28%) .NET Core
3 1,636 (13.82%) AngularJS
4 1,476 (12.47%) ASP.NET
5 1,236 (10.44%) React
6 1,176 (9.93%) HTML
7 1,079 (9.11%) CSS
8 1,040 (8.78%) .NET Framework
9 1,018 (8.60%) Web Services
10 940 (7.94%) ASP.NET Web API
11 814 (6.87%) ASP.NET MVC
12 774 (6.54%) Node.js
13 602 (5.08%) Entity Framework
14 577 (4.87%) Vue.js
15 573 (4.84%) REST
16 511 (4.32%) RESTful
17 421 (3.56%) HTML5
18 419 (3.54%) jQuery
19 333 (2.81%) JSON
20 286 (2.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 687 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 679 (5.73%) Greenfield Project
3 616 (5.20%) Public Cloud
4 453 (3.83%) Data Centre
5 335 (2.83%) Cloud Native
6 312 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 297 (2.51%) User Experience
8 270 (2.28%) Hedge funds
9 226 (1.91%) Mobile App
10 215 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
11 207 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
12 194 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
13 172 (1.45%) Private Cloud
14 170 (1.44%) Derivative
15 160 (1.35%) Fixed Income
16 140 (1.18%) Algorithms
17 138 (1.17%) Data Structures
18 128 (1.08%) Clustering
18 128 (1.08%) Equities
19 122 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2,646 (22.35%) Windows
2 1,337 (11.29%) Windows Server
3 1,266 (10.69%) Linux
4 499 (4.21%) Windows 10
5 418 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 373 (3.15%) Windows Server 2016
7 260 (2.20%) Unix
8 232 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 160 (1.35%) Windows 7
10 143 (1.21%) Android
11 138 (1.17%) Windows Server 2019
12 137 (1.16%) Apple iOS
13 104 (0.88%) CentOS
14 100 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 63 (0.53%) Ubuntu
16 48 (0.41%) Windows 8
17 42 (0.35%) Mac OS X
18 41 (0.35%) Mac OS
19 39 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
20 32 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,268 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
2 3,795 (32.05%) DevOps
3 1,707 (14.42%) Microservices
4 1,499 (12.66%) Scrum
5 1,374 (11.60%) MVC
6 1,352 (11.42%) Software Engineering
7 1,284 (10.84%) TDD
8 1,090 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
9 989 (8.35%) Problem-Solving
10 983 (8.30%) Analytics
11 974 (8.23%) Test Automation
12 918 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 898 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
14 833 (7.03%) Mentoring
14 833 (7.03%) Migration
15 798 (6.74%) Fintech
16 757 (6.39%) ITIL
17 725 (6.12%) BDD
18 535 (4.52%) SDLC
19 510 (4.31%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 3,677 (31.05%) C#
2 3,319 (28.03%) SQL
3 2,472 (20.88%) JavaScript
4 2,025 (17.10%) Python
5 1,500 (12.67%) PowerShell
6 1,476 (12.47%) Java
7 695 (5.87%) TypeScript
8 553 (4.67%) T-SQL
9 413 (3.49%) Bash Shell
10 267 (2.25%) R
11 257 (2.17%) Ruby
12 234 (1.98%) Scala
13 231 (1.95%) Go
14 210 (1.77%) PHP
15 208 (1.76%) C++
16 167 (1.41%) C
17 113 (0.95%) Kotlin
18 109 (0.92%) Perl
19 100 (0.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 95 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 944 (7.97%) Degree
2 574 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 331 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
4 297 (2.51%) MCSE
5 282 (2.38%) Security Cleared
6 273 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 223 (1.88%) CCNA
8 208 (1.76%) MCSA
9 190 (1.60%) SC Cleared
10 179 (1.51%) CISSP
11 113 (0.95%) CISM
12 109 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
13 107 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 95 (0.80%) CCNP
15 81 (0.68%) AWS Certification
16 79 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
17 73 (0.62%) DV Cleared
18 62 (0.52%) MCP
19 58 (0.49%) CISA
20 55 (0.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 421 (3.56%) QA
2 306 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 259 (2.19%) SLA
4 205 (1.73%) GDPR
5 110 (0.93%) NIST
6 102 (0.86%) PCI DSS
7 85 (0.72%) Data Quality
8 51 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 43 (0.36%) NIST 800
10 32 (0.27%) NCSC
11 30 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 29 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 23 (0.19%) COBIT
13 23 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
14 22 (0.19%) BS25999
15 21 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 20 (0.17%) ISO 9001
17 18 (0.15%) PMO
18 13 (0.11%) JSP 440
19 8 (0.068%) GxP
System Software
1 1,816 (15.34%) Active Directory
2 1,642 (13.87%) Docker
3 942 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 699 (5.90%) Hyper-V
5 237 (2.00%) vSphere
6 171 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
7 160 (1.35%) XenApp
8 158 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
9 113 (0.95%) XenDesktop
10 58 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
11 54 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
12 38 (0.32%) VMware NSX
13 29 (0.24%) HDFS
14 28 (0.24%) BitLocker
14 28 (0.24%) vCloud
15 27 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
15 27 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
16 26 (0.22%) NFS
17 25 (0.21%) VirtualBox
18 23 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 1,592 (13.44%) Kubernetes
2 950 (8.02%) Terraform
3 774 (6.54%) Ansible
4 500 (4.22%) SCCM
5 468 (3.95%) Puppet
6 392 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
7 386 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
8 114 (0.96%) Grafana
8 114 (0.96%) SCOM
9 91 (0.77%) Prometheus
10 90 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
11 81 (0.68%) WSUS
12 80 (0.68%) Kibana
13 79 (0.67%) SCVMM
14 68 (0.57%) Nagios
15 64 (0.54%) Backup Exec
15 64 (0.54%) Packer
16 59 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
17 49 (0.41%) Consul
18 47 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4,551 (38.43%) Microsoft
2 1,537 (12.98%) VMware
3 972 (8.21%) Google
4 757 (6.39%) Cisco
5 623 (5.26%) Oracle
6 525 (4.43%) Citrix
7 274 (2.31%) Databricks
8 254 (2.15%) HP
9 227 (1.92%) SAP
10 225 (1.90%) Tableau
11 218 (1.84%) IBM
12 164 (1.39%) Dell
13 161 (1.36%) Meraki
14 160 (1.35%) Red Hat
15 150 (1.27%) Veeam
16 142 (1.20%) Xamarin
17 136 (1.15%) Splunk
18 132 (1.11%) CheckPoint
19 121 (1.02%) Palo Alto
20 120 (1.01%) Salesforce.com