Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 16 34
Rank change year-on-year +8 +18 +42
Permanent jobs citing Azure 19,878 17,181 11,657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.57% 10.53% 6.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.96% 41.64% 32.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16,497 14,033 9,938
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £32,200
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £80,000
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 44,214 41,262 35,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.41% 25.29% 19.64%
Number of salaries quoted 36,074 33,190 29,079
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 2019. 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 +8 18,216 £55,000 -0.90% 3,296
UK excluding London +8 11,250 £50,000 - 2,425
London +8 7,891 £67,000 +1.52% 1,131
South East +8 3,497 £52,500 - 619
North of England +8 2,591 £47,500 -2.56% 654
Midlands +10 1,859 £50,000 - 427
North West +7 1,354 £50,000 - 366
South West +10 1,251 £45,000 -5.26% 244
West Midlands +12 1,166 £50,000 -4.76% 274
East of England +15 1,066 £50,000 -4.76% 225
Yorkshire +5 1,028 £47,500 +2.15% 229
Scotland +16 735 £45,000 -5.26% 154
East Midlands +10 683 £45,000 -2.17% 151
Wales +8 244 £42,500 -5.56% 84
North East +12 211 £45,000 +5.88% 59
Northern Ireland +6 50 £37,500 -7.98% 21
Channel Islands - 1 £52,500 - 2
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 8,266 (41.58%) AWS
2 7,829 (39.39%) Microsoft
3 6,941 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
4 6,325 (31.82%) C#
5 6,174 (31.06%) .NET
6 5,478 (27.56%) SQL
7 5,391 (27.12%) DevOps
8 4,887 (24.58%) Windows
9 4,527 (22.77%) SQL Server
10 3,959 (19.92%) Office 365
11 3,757 (18.90%) JavaScript
12 3,273 (16.47%) Active Directory
13 3,189 (16.04%) Finance
14 2,702 (13.59%) ASP.NET
15 2,667 (13.42%) VMware
16 2,639 (13.28%) MVC
17 2,629 (13.23%) Python
18 2,586 (13.01%) Docker
19 2,574 (12.95%) GCP
20 2,478 (12.47%) Linux
21 2,448 (12.32%) PowerShell
22 2,360 (11.87%) Windows Server
23 2,259 (11.36%) AngularJS
24 2,221 (11.17%) Java
25 2,158 (10.86%) Scrum
26 2,146 (10.80%) Microservices
27 2,133 (10.73%) Kubernetes
28 2,129 (10.71%) HTML
29 2,071 (10.42%) CSS
30 2,053 (10.33%) Git (software)

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 1,370 (6.89%) SharePoint
2 774 (3.89%) MS Exchange
3 609 (3.06%) IIS
4 493 (2.48%) Apache Spark
5 394 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
6 390 (1.96%) Confluence
7 366 (1.84%) Skype for Business
8 290 (1.46%) Apache
9 288 (1.45%) CMS
10 260 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
11 237 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
12 223 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
13 203 (1.02%) OpenStack
14 142 (0.71%) Tomcat
15 141 (0.71%) Umbraco
16 111 (0.56%) nginx
17 105 (0.53%) SAS
18 96 (0.48%) WebSphere
19 92 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
20 76 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 723 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 198 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 77 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 51 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 38 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 33 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 19 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.075%) S-PLUS
9 10 (0.050%) InfoPath
10 9 (0.045%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.025%) SPSS
12 4 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.020%) HipChat
13 3 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.015%) InDesign
14 2 (0.010%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.010%) Adobe XD
14 2 (0.010%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.010%) Camtasia
14 2 (0.010%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 501 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 218 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 65 (0.33%) Magento
4 51 (0.26%) FINCAD Analytics
5 43 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
6 42 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 39 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
8 29 (0.15%) WebTrends
9 23 (0.12%) SAP ERP
10 21 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
11 18 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
12 16 (0.080%) Distributed Ledger
12 16 (0.080%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 12 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
13 12 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 11 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
15 10 (0.050%) assyst
16 8 (0.040%) Adobe Campaign
17 7 (0.035%) Infor M3
17 7 (0.035%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 8,266 (41.58%) AWS
2 3,959 (19.92%) Office 365
3 2,574 (12.95%) GCP
4 1,382 (6.95%) PaaS
5 1,256 (6.32%) Power Platform
6 1,234 (6.21%) SaaS
7 1,185 (5.96%) IaaS
8 1,173 (5.90%) Azure Active Directory
9 638 (3.21%) Serverless
10 588 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
11 516 (2.60%) Dynamics 365
12 371 (1.87%) GitHub
13 370 (1.86%) Azure Data Factory
14 330 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
15 296 (1.49%) OneDrive
16 220 (1.11%) Azure Functions
17 213 (1.07%) PowerApps
18 202 (1.02%) Amazon S3
18 202 (1.02%) OpenShift
19 178 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,765 (8.88%) Firewall
2 1,118 (5.62%) DNS
3 794 (3.99%) DHCP
4 762 (3.83%) WAN
5 692 (3.48%) LAN
6 680 (3.42%) VPN
7 636 (3.20%) TCP/IP
8 534 (2.69%) SAN
9 495 (2.49%) Skype
10 426 (2.14%) Network Security
11 416 (2.09%) Internet
12 316 (1.59%) Wireless
13 309 (1.55%) VoIP
14 298 (1.50%) VLAN
15 237 (1.19%) MPLS
16 184 (0.93%) HTTP
17 180 (0.91%) NetScaler
18 178 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
19 154 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
20 152 (0.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,527 (22.77%) SQL Server
2 1,148 (5.78%) Power BI
3 1,107 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1,046 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 1,005 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 963 (4.84%) Big Data
7 830 (4.18%) Azure SQL Database
8 822 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 673 (3.39%) Relational Database
10 618 (3.11%) MongoDB
11 583 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 569 (2.86%) Hadoop
13 517 (2.60%) MySQL
14 494 (2.49%) Data Lake
15 434 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
16 345 (1.74%) Cosmos DB
17 313 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
18 299 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
19 256 (1.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 251 (1.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2,053 (10.33%) Git (software)
2 1,381 (6.95%) Jenkins
3 931 (4.68%) JIRA
4 805 (4.05%) Visual Studio
5 691 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 644 (3.24%) Visual Studio Team System
7 606 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
7 606 (3.05%) TeamCity
8 599 (3.01%) Selenium
9 405 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 286 (1.44%) Subversion
11 278 (1.40%) NUnit
12 263 (1.32%) Bitbucket
13 229 (1.15%) Maven
14 217 (1.09%) SpecFlow
15 190 (0.96%) GitLab
16 173 (0.87%) Cucumber
17 161 (0.81%) WebDriver
18 110 (0.55%) Artifactory
19 104 (0.52%) Ant
General
1 3,189 (16.04%) Finance
2 986 (4.96%) Retail
3 724 (3.64%) Public Sector
4 647 (3.25%) Banking
5 570 (2.87%) Marketing
6 303 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 280 (1.41%) Law
8 265 (1.33%) Games
9 255 (1.28%) Legal
10 229 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 177 (0.89%) Front Office
12 172 (0.87%) Advertising
13 139 (0.70%) Automotive
14 93 (0.47%) Electronics
15 77 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 71 (0.36%) Investment Banking
17 61 (0.31%) Local Government
18 57 (0.29%) Back Office
19 54 (0.27%) Billing
20 52 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5,932 (29.84%) Developer
2 2,380 (11.97%) .NET Developer
3 2,363 (11.89%) Architect
4 1,563 (7.86%) C# Developer
5 1,427 (7.18%) Consultant
6 1,380 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 1,348 (6.78%) Senior Developer
8 1,134 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 953 (4.79%) C# .NET Developer
10 936 (4.71%) Software Developer
11 926 (4.66%) Analyst
12 878 (4.42%) Azure Engineer
13 850 (4.28%) Solutions Architect
14 849 (4.27%) Cloud Engineer
15 838 (4.22%) Software Engineer
16 641 (3.22%) Support Engineer
17 615 (3.09%) Azure Developer
18 575 (2.89%) Senior .NET Developer
19 551 (2.77%) Cloud Architect
20 530 (2.67%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,174 (31.06%) .NET
2 2,702 (13.59%) ASP.NET
3 2,259 (11.36%) AngularJS
4 2,129 (10.71%) HTML
5 2,071 (10.42%) CSS
6 1,900 (9.56%) .NET Core
7 1,472 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,451 (7.30%) Web Services
9 1,441 (7.25%) .NET Framework
10 1,419 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1,328 (6.68%) React
12 1,055 (5.31%) REST
13 1,018 (5.12%) Node.js
14 852 (4.29%) RESTful
15 779 (3.92%) Entity Framework
16 772 (3.88%) jQuery
17 603 (3.03%) HTML5
18 528 (2.66%) JSON
19 457 (2.30%) WCF
20 443 (2.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,163 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1,149 (5.78%) Data Centre
3 1,023 (5.15%) Public Cloud
4 1,009 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
5 584 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
6 538 (2.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 524 (2.64%) Management Information System
8 507 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
9 483 (2.43%) User Experience
10 446 (2.24%) Cloud Native
11 365 (1.84%) Mobile App
12 306 (1.54%) Private Cloud
13 229 (1.15%) Algorithms
14 213 (1.07%) Clustering
15 206 (1.04%) Replication
16 188 (0.95%) Virtual Team
17 187 (0.94%) Hedge funds
18 176 (0.89%) Data Structures
19 158 (0.79%) Driving Licence
20 125 (0.63%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 4,887 (24.58%) Windows
2 2,478 (12.47%) Linux
3 2,360 (11.87%) Windows Server
4 1,048 (5.27%) Windows 10
5 815 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 645 (3.24%) Unix
7 517 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 340 (1.71%) Windows 7
9 256 (1.29%) Android
10 234 (1.18%) CentOS
11 206 (1.04%) Apple iOS
12 169 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 127 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 122 (0.61%) Windows 8
15 121 (0.61%) Ubuntu
16 96 (0.48%) Mac OS
17 67 (0.34%) VMS
18 55 (0.28%) Debian
19 50 (0.25%) Solaris
20 47 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,941 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 5,391 (27.12%) DevOps
3 2,639 (13.28%) MVC
4 2,158 (10.86%) Scrum
5 2,146 (10.80%) Microservices
6 2,035 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
7 2,011 (10.12%) Software Engineering
8 1,861 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
9 1,841 (9.26%) TDD
10 1,627 (8.18%) ITIL
11 1,580 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
12 1,579 (7.94%) Migration
13 1,571 (7.90%) Test Automation
14 1,538 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 1,464 (7.36%) Analytics
16 1,432 (7.20%) Mentoring
17 1,083 (5.45%) SDLC
18 1,023 (5.15%) Computer Science
19 951 (4.78%) Presales
20 937 (4.71%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6,325 (31.82%) C#
2 5,478 (27.56%) SQL
3 3,757 (18.90%) JavaScript
4 2,629 (13.23%) Python
5 2,448 (12.32%) PowerShell
6 2,221 (11.17%) Java
7 949 (4.77%) T-SQL
8 877 (4.41%) Bash Shell
9 656 (3.30%) TypeScript
10 573 (2.88%) Ruby
11 450 (2.26%) C++
12 381 (1.92%) Go
13 327 (1.65%) PHP
14 307 (1.54%) C
15 299 (1.50%) Scala
16 265 (1.33%) R
17 218 (1.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 198 (1.00%) VB.NET
19 183 (0.92%) Shell Script
20 156 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,839 (9.25%) Degree
2 1,089 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 728 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
4 621 (3.12%) MCSE
5 555 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 494 (2.49%) CCNA
7 451 (2.27%) MCSA
8 410 (2.06%) Security Cleared
9 343 (1.73%) CCNP
10 256 (1.29%) CISSP
11 227 (1.14%) SC Cleared
12 191 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 179 (0.90%) MCP
14 131 (0.66%) AWS Certification
15 127 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
16 121 (0.61%) CISM
17 103 (0.52%) CompTIA Security+
18 91 (0.46%) MCITP
19 75 (0.38%) DV Cleared
20 74 (0.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 792 (3.98%) QA
2 578 (2.91%) SLA
3 334 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 269 (1.35%) GDPR
5 195 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 191 (0.96%) PCI DSS
7 108 (0.54%) NIST
8 89 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 73 (0.37%) COBIT
10 50 (0.25%) PMO
11 28 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 25 (0.13%) NCSC
12 25 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 23 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 21 (0.11%) ISO 9001
15 16 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 13 (0.065%) GAMP
17 9 (0.045%) ISO 31000
18 6 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27005
19 5 (0.025%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3,273 (16.47%) Active Directory
2 2,586 (13.01%) Docker
3 1,664 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,306 (6.57%) Hyper-V
5 355 (1.79%) vSphere
6 352 (1.77%) XenApp
7 249 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
7 249 (1.25%) XenDesktop
8 210 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
9 107 (0.54%) HDFS
10 100 (0.50%) Firmware
11 81 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
12 79 (0.40%) VMware NSX
13 70 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
14 67 (0.34%) vCloud
15 63 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 57 (0.29%) BitLocker
17 56 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
18 48 (0.24%) VirtualBox
19 42 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2,133 (10.73%) Kubernetes
2 1,443 (7.26%) Terraform
3 1,427 (7.18%) Ansible
4 1,089 (5.48%) Puppet
5 920 (4.63%) SCCM
6 892 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
7 702 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 210 (1.06%) SCOM
9 185 (0.93%) Grafana
10 179 (0.90%) WSUS
11 172 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
11 172 (0.87%) Nagios
12 149 (0.75%) Consul
13 140 (0.70%) Prometheus
14 138 (0.69%) Packer
15 134 (0.67%) Salt
16 119 (0.60%) Kibana
16 119 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
17 97 (0.49%) Graphite
18 88 (0.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7,829 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 2,667 (13.42%) VMware
3 1,730 (8.70%) Google
4 1,399 (7.04%) Cisco
5 988 (4.97%) Oracle
6 975 (4.90%) Citrix
7 430 (2.16%) SAP
8 344 (1.73%) HP
9 318 (1.60%) Tableau
10 317 (1.59%) Dell
11 310 (1.56%) IBM
12 299 (1.50%) Veeam
13 298 (1.50%) Splunk
14 289 (1.45%) Meraki
15 279 (1.40%) NetApp
16 278 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
17 257 (1.29%) ServiceNow
18 240 (1.21%) CheckPoint
19 232 (1.17%) Databricks
20 224 (1.13%) Red Hat