Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 6 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 +12
Permanent jobs citing Azure 16,896 18,157 17,923
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 20.01% 16.51% 12.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.60% 47.27% 43.36%
Number of salaries quoted 14,188 15,141 14,590
10th Percentile £35,478 £33,750 £33,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £88,500
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 34,764 38,409 41,339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.18% 34.92% 27.81%
Number of salaries quoted 28,538 31,636 33,458
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,100 £39,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +4 15,087 £57,500 - 3,525
UK excluding London +5 9,665 £50,000 - 2,472
London +1 5,966 £70,000 +3.70% 1,233
Work from Home +1 3,931 £58,374 +1.52% 767
South East +5 2,867 £55,000 - 583
North of England +5 2,458 £50,000 - 734
Midlands +1 1,639 £50,000 - 453
South West +6 1,227 £49,500 +5.88% 274
West Midlands +1 1,122 £50,000 - 309
Yorkshire +5 1,120 £48,000 -4.00% 252
North West +3 1,095 £50,000 - 402
Scotland +5 688 £50,000 - 109
East Midlands +2 507 £45,000 -5.26% 144
East of England -2 506 £53,000 +6.00% 226
Wales +6 261 £45,000 +3.79% 65
North East +11 248 £45,000 +7.52% 80
Northern Ireland -10 43 £37,500 -7.41% 27
Channel Islands - 3 - - 1
Isle of Man -12 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 6,325 (37.43%) AWS
2 6,272 (37.12%) DevOps
3 6,105 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
4 6,090 (36.04%) Microsoft
5 4,921 (29.13%) C#
6 4,852 (28.72%) SQL
7 4,758 (28.16%) .NET
8 3,688 (21.83%) JavaScript
9 3,424 (20.27%) Windows
10 3,258 (19.28%) SQL Server
11 2,820 (16.69%) Microsoft 365
12 2,786 (16.49%) Kubernetes
13 2,673 (15.82%) Python
14 2,670 (15.80%) GCP
15 2,646 (15.66%) Docker
16 2,630 (15.57%) Finance
17 2,613 (15.47%) Active Directory
18 2,276 (13.47%) PowerShell
19 2,188 (12.95%) .NET Core
20 2,173 (12.86%) Microservices
21 2,126 (12.58%) Software Engineering
22 2,083 (12.33%) VMware
23 2,074 (12.28%) Terraform
24 2,005 (11.87%) AngularJS
25 1,861 (11.01%) Linux
26 1,851 (10.96%) Java
27 1,842 (10.90%) React
28 1,815 (10.74%) Scrum
29 1,810 (10.71%) Windows Server
30 1,770 (10.48%) CSS

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 1,105 (6.54%) SharePoint
2 433 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 409 (2.42%) IIS
4 392 (2.32%) Apache Spark
5 321 (1.90%) Confluence
6 252 (1.49%) Apache
7 248 (1.47%) CMS
8 228 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
9 131 (0.78%) Umbraco
10 91 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
11 83 (0.49%) NServiceBus
12 79 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
13 73 (0.43%) WordPress
14 68 (0.40%) OpenStack
14 68 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
15 65 (0.38%) Skype for Business
16 64 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
17 63 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
18 62 (0.37%) SAS
19 61 (0.36%) EPiServer
Applications
1 441 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 200 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 46 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 44 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 30 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 18 (0.11%) Sketch
8 15 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 11 (0.065%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.059%) InVision
11 8 (0.047%) SPSS
12 7 (0.041%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.036%) Revit
14 5 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
15 4 (0.024%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.024%) Zeplin
16 3 (0.018%) Adobe XD
16 3 (0.018%) Figma
Business Applications
1 290 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 45 (0.27%) Sentinel
4 39 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 31 (0.18%) R3 Corda
6 26 (0.15%) Magento
7 21 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 20 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 18 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
9 18 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
10 14 (0.083%) nopCommerce
10 14 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
11 11 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 10 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
13 9 (0.053%) Workfront
14 8 (0.047%) SAP Business One
15 7 (0.041%) Eikon
15 7 (0.041%) Maximo
16 6 (0.036%) SAP Hybris
17 5 (0.030%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 6,325 (37.43%) AWS
2 2,820 (16.69%) Microsoft 365
3 2,670 (15.80%) GCP
4 1,442 (8.53%) PaaS
5 1,441 (8.53%) Power Platform
6 1,353 (8.01%) SaaS
7 1,331 (7.88%) Azure Active Directory
8 1,133 (6.71%) IaaS
9 926 (5.48%) Serverless
10 558 (3.30%) Azure Data Factory
11 503 (2.98%) Dynamics 365
12 423 (2.50%) Azure Service Bus
13 395 (2.34%) Azure Functions
14 379 (2.24%) GitHub
15 358 (2.12%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 343 (2.03%) PowerApps
17 328 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
18 283 (1.67%) Azure Logic Apps
19 281 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
20 252 (1.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,201 (7.11%) Firewall
2 738 (4.37%) DNS
3 480 (2.84%) DHCP
4 423 (2.50%) WAN
5 379 (2.24%) SAN
6 370 (2.19%) VPN
7 359 (2.12%) TCP/IP
8 358 (2.12%) LAN
9 286 (1.69%) VLAN
10 249 (1.47%) Network Security
11 196 (1.16%) Internet
12 195 (1.15%) HTTP
13 177 (1.05%) Skype
14 150 (0.89%) VoIP
15 131 (0.78%) Wireless
16 123 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
17 116 (0.69%) SD-WAN
18 108 (0.64%) OSPF
19 104 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
20 98 (0.58%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,258 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 1,051 (6.22%) Power BI
3 1,037 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
4 893 (5.29%) NoSQL
5 814 (4.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 726 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 703 (4.16%) Big Data
8 645 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 554 (3.28%) MySQL
10 528 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
11 518 (3.07%) MongoDB
12 507 (3.00%) Data Lake
13 472 (2.79%) Relational Database
14 403 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 372 (2.20%) Hadoop
16 267 (1.58%) Tableau
17 244 (1.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 243 (1.44%) Redis
19 211 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
20 169 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1,700 (10.06%) Git (software)
2 1,276 (7.55%) Jenkins
3 602 (3.56%) JIRA
4 521 (3.08%) Visual Studio
5 506 (2.99%) Selenium
6 451 (2.67%) TeamCity
7 440 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
8 434 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 330 (1.95%) GitLab
10 293 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
11 203 (1.20%) Maven
12 201 (1.19%) SpecFlow
13 190 (1.12%) Postman
14 179 (1.06%) Cypress.io
15 174 (1.03%) Bitbucket
16 170 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 150 (0.89%) NUnit
18 133 (0.79%) Cucumber
18 133 (0.79%) Subversion
19 127 (0.75%) Artifactory
General
1 2,630 (15.57%) Finance
2 716 (4.24%) Public Sector
3 499 (2.95%) Banking
4 483 (2.86%) Marketing
5 470 (2.78%) Retail
6 347 (2.05%) Law
7 280 (1.66%) Games
8 265 (1.57%) Telecoms
9 257 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 248 (1.47%) Legal
11 195 (1.15%) Front Office
12 162 (0.96%) Electronics
13 121 (0.72%) Advertising
14 115 (0.68%) Publishing
15 103 (0.61%) Automotive
16 86 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
17 65 (0.38%) Billing
18 64 (0.38%) Local Government
19 63 (0.37%) Investment Banking
20 61 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5,024 (29.73%) Developer
2 1,826 (10.81%) Architect
3 1,678 (9.93%) .NET Developer
4 1,402 (8.30%) DevOps Engineer
5 1,362 (8.06%) Azure Engineer
6 1,251 (7.40%) Senior Developer
7 1,078 (6.38%) C# Developer
8 976 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 849 (5.02%) Analyst
10 847 (5.01%) Software Engineer
11 772 (4.57%) Software Developer
12 771 (4.56%) Consultant
13 749 (4.43%) Full Stack Developer
14 722 (4.27%) Cloud Engineer
15 677 (4.01%) Data Engineer
16 614 (3.63%) C# .NET Developer
17 543 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
18 535 (3.17%) Azure Architect
19 514 (3.04%) Azure Developer
20 481 (2.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,758 (28.16%) .NET
2 2,188 (12.95%) .NET Core
3 2,005 (11.87%) AngularJS
4 1,842 (10.90%) React
5 1,770 (10.48%) CSS
6 1,679 (9.94%) HTML
7 1,370 (8.11%) ASP.NET
8 1,267 (7.50%) Web Services
9 1,196 (7.08%) .NET Framework
10 929 (5.50%) Node.js
11 922 (5.46%) REST
12 792 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web API
13 781 (4.62%) Vue.js
14 657 (3.89%) RESTful
15 637 (3.77%) jQuery
16 560 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
17 542 (3.21%) Entity Framework
18 488 (2.89%) HTML5
19 467 (2.76%) Kafka
20 411 (2.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 878 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
2 768 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 752 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
4 553 (3.27%) Data Centre
5 507 (3.00%) Cloud Native
6 471 (2.79%) User Experience
7 376 (2.23%) Mobile App
8 353 (2.09%) Management Information System
9 349 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
10 336 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
11 330 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
12 192 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
13 183 (1.08%) Private Cloud
14 175 (1.04%) Clustering
15 150 (0.89%) Algorithms
16 148 (0.88%) Data Structures
17 140 (0.83%) Blog
18 137 (0.81%) N-Tier
19 134 (0.79%) Hedge funds
20 131 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3,424 (20.27%) Windows
2 1,861 (11.01%) Linux
3 1,810 (10.71%) Windows Server
4 585 (3.46%) Windows 10
5 430 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 426 (2.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 363 (2.15%) Unix
8 300 (1.78%) Windows Server 2019
9 215 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 211 (1.25%) Android
11 194 (1.15%) Ubuntu
12 191 (1.13%) Apple iOS
13 183 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 170 (1.01%) CentOS
15 121 (0.72%) Windows 7
16 63 (0.37%) Mac OS
17 57 (0.34%) VMS
18 41 (0.24%) Mac OS X
19 37 (0.22%) Windows 8
20 31 (0.18%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,272 (37.12%) DevOps
2 6,105 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
3 2,173 (12.86%) Microservices
4 2,126 (12.58%) Software Engineering
5 1,815 (10.74%) Scrum
6 1,600 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
7 1,525 (9.03%) TDD
8 1,512 (8.95%) Analytics
9 1,481 (8.77%) MVC
10 1,452 (8.59%) Migration
11 1,386 (8.20%) Test Automation
12 1,381 (8.17%) Continuous Integration
13 1,341 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
14 1,247 (7.38%) Mentoring
15 1,210 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 1,184 (7.01%) Infrastructure as Code
17 980 (5.80%) ITIL
18 938 (5.55%) ETL
19 912 (5.40%) SDLC
20 784 (4.64%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 4,921 (29.13%) C#
2 4,852 (28.72%) SQL
3 3,688 (21.83%) JavaScript
4 2,673 (15.82%) Python
5 2,276 (13.47%) PowerShell
6 1,851 (10.96%) Java
7 1,022 (6.05%) TypeScript
8 814 (4.82%) T-SQL
9 707 (4.18%) Bash Shell
10 493 (2.92%) Go
11 395 (2.34%) Ruby
12 384 (2.27%) C++
13 352 (2.08%) PHP
14 326 (1.93%) Scala
15 246 (1.46%) R
16 188 (1.11%) Kotlin
17 183 (1.08%) C
18 150 (0.89%) ES6
19 122 (0.72%) Shell Script
20 120 (0.71%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,158 (6.85%) Degree
2 774 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 620 (3.67%) SC Cleared
4 553 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 336 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
6 303 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 233 (1.38%) CISSP
8 222 (1.31%) MCSE
9 204 (1.21%) CCNA
10 156 (0.92%) CISM
11 140 (0.83%) CCNP
12 114 (0.67%) MCSA
13 105 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
14 94 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 89 (0.53%) CISA
16 82 (0.49%) AWS Certification
17 71 (0.42%) DV Cleared
17 71 (0.42%) ISTQB
18 67 (0.40%) ISEB
19 59 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 709 (4.20%) QA
2 363 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 315 (1.86%) SLA
4 246 (1.46%) GDPR
5 180 (1.07%) Data Quality
6 163 (0.96%) NIST
7 131 (0.78%) PCI DSS
8 69 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 63 (0.37%) GRC
10 45 (0.27%) NCSC
11 36 (0.21%) PMO
12 32 (0.19%) COBIT
13 29 (0.17%) ISO 9001
14 28 (0.17%) SOC 2
15 24 (0.14%) HIPAA
16 23 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 21 (0.12%) ITGC
18 18 (0.11%) WAI
19 17 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
20 16 (0.095%) SOC 1
System Software
1 2,646 (15.66%) Docker
2 2,613 (15.47%) Active Directory
3 1,344 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 824 (4.88%) Hyper-V
5 255 (1.51%) vSphere
6 230 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
7 184 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
8 154 (0.91%) XenApp
9 143 (0.85%) XenDesktop
10 122 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
11 82 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
12 58 (0.34%) VirtualBox
13 52 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 40 (0.24%) BitLocker
14 40 (0.24%) Xen
15 39 (0.23%) HDFS
16 33 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
17 30 (0.18%) NFS
17 30 (0.18%) VMware NSX
18 27 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 2,786 (16.49%) Kubernetes
2 2,074 (12.28%) Terraform
3 1,305 (7.72%) Ansible
4 687 (4.07%) Puppet
5 658 (3.89%) Microsoft Intune
6 574 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
7 571 (3.38%) SCCM
8 223 (1.32%) Prometheus
9 204 (1.21%) Grafana
10 138 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
11 127 (0.75%) SCOM
12 109 (0.65%) Istio
13 99 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
13 99 (0.59%) Packer
14 93 (0.55%) Nagios
15 79 (0.47%) vCenter Server
16 66 (0.39%) Consul
17 63 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
18 61 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
19 57 (0.34%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6,090 (36.04%) Microsoft
2 2,083 (12.33%) VMware
3 1,232 (7.29%) Google
4 938 (5.55%) Oracle
5 695 (4.11%) Cisco
6 650 (3.85%) Citrix
7 463 (2.74%) Databricks
8 319 (1.89%) SAP
9 300 (1.78%) Veeam
10 292 (1.73%) Red Hat
11 268 (1.59%) IBM
11 268 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
12 201 (1.19%) Dell
13 195 (1.15%) HP
14 160 (0.95%) Splunk
15 141 (0.83%) Talend
16 137 (0.81%) Informatica
17 136 (0.80%) SolarWinds
18 135 (0.80%) Meraki
19 134 (0.79%) ServiceNow