Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 18 38
Rank change year-on-year +9 +20 +44
Permanent jobs citing Azure 19,391 16,566 10,788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.94% 9.95% 6.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.70% 40.60% 32.83%
Number of salaries quoted 15,984 13,596 9,198
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,750 £32,248
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.89%

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 43,382 40,798 32,858
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.18% 24.50% 18.60%
Number of salaries quoted 35,281 33,036 27,054
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,163
90th Percentile £88,750 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +9 17,797 £55,000 - 3,068
UK excluding London +9 10,937 £50,000 - 2,232
London +12 7,731 £65,000 - 1,059
South East +11 3,414 £52,500 - 584
North of England +6 2,501 £47,500 - 578
Midlands +9 1,725 £50,000 +5.26% 381
South West +10 1,277 £45,000 - 259
North West +10 1,265 £50,000 - 325
West Midlands +13 1,082 £50,000 - 231
Yorkshire +6 1,014 £45,050 -5.16% 215
East of England +15 1,007 £50,000 -4.76% 208
Scotland +11 757 £45,000 -5.26% 150
East Midlands +7 632 £45,000 -2.17% 146
Wales +12 230 £45,000 - 53
North East +11 224 £42,000 -6.67% 38
Northern Ireland +9 47 £40,750 +1.88% 20
Channel Islands -3 2 £56,250 -6.25%
Isle of Man +2 1 £55,000 +10.00%

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 8,364 (43.13%) AWS
2 7,755 (39.99%) Microsoft
3 6,880 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
4 5,759 (29.70%) C#
5 5,671 (29.25%) .NET
6 5,489 (28.31%) DevOps
7 5,487 (28.30%) SQL
8 4,889 (25.21%) Windows
9 4,348 (22.42%) SQL Server
10 3,819 (19.69%) Office 365
11 3,535 (18.23%) JavaScript
12 3,342 (17.23%) Active Directory
13 3,005 (15.50%) Finance
14 2,749 (14.18%) Python
15 2,697 (13.91%) VMware
16 2,661 (13.72%) Docker
17 2,634 (13.58%) GCP
18 2,614 (13.48%) Linux
19 2,539 (13.09%) PowerShell
20 2,441 (12.59%) ASP.NET
21 2,405 (12.40%) Windows Server
22 2,379 (12.27%) MVC
23 2,235 (11.53%) Scrum
24 2,189 (11.29%) Java
25 2,150 (11.09%) Kubernetes
26 2,062 (10.63%) Git (software)
27 2,038 (10.51%) AngularJS
28 2,006 (10.35%) Microservices
29 1,989 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
30 1,947 (10.04%) Software Engineering

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 1,347 (6.95%) SharePoint
2 762 (3.93%) MS Exchange
3 581 (3.00%) IIS
4 480 (2.48%) Apache Spark
5 446 (2.30%) Skype for Business
6 407 (2.10%) Confluence
7 375 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
8 288 (1.49%) Apache
9 285 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 261 (1.35%) CMS
11 242 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
12 240 (1.24%) OpenStack
13 230 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
14 137 (0.71%) Umbraco
15 119 (0.61%) SAS
16 117 (0.60%) Tomcat
17 114 (0.59%) nginx
18 89 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
19 88 (0.45%) Apache Solr
20 86 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 703 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
2 208 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 57 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 52 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 47 (0.24%) Chatbot
6 19 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.083%) S-PLUS
8 14 (0.072%) SPSS
9 10 (0.052%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.031%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.021%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.021%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.021%) Moqups
12 3 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.010%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.010%) HipChat
13 2 (0.010%) InDesign
13 2 (0.010%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 522 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 180 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 71 (0.37%) Magento
4 48 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
5 47 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
6 34 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 31 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 23 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 22 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 21 (0.11%) WebTrends
11 19 (0.098%) Distributed Ledger
12 14 (0.072%) FINCAD Analytics
13 13 (0.067%) SAP S/4HANA
14 12 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
14 12 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
14 12 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 11 (0.057%) Workfront
16 10 (0.052%) Payment Gateway
17 9 (0.046%) Dynamics GP
17 9 (0.046%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 8,364 (43.13%) AWS
2 3,819 (19.69%) Office 365
3 2,634 (13.58%) GCP
4 1,319 (6.80%) PaaS
5 1,268 (6.54%) SaaS
6 1,263 (6.51%) Power Platform
7 1,199 (6.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 1,194 (6.16%) IaaS
9 642 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
10 594 (3.06%) Serverless
11 467 (2.41%) Dynamics 365
12 380 (1.96%) GitHub
13 378 (1.95%) Azure Data Factory
14 346 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
15 290 (1.50%) OneDrive
16 229 (1.18%) Azure Functions
17 211 (1.09%) OpenShift
18 189 (0.97%) Amazon S3
19 188 (0.97%) IBM Cloud
20 177 (0.91%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 1,674 (8.63%) Firewall
2 1,212 (6.25%) DNS
3 868 (4.48%) DHCP
4 821 (4.23%) WAN
5 727 (3.75%) LAN
6 680 (3.51%) VPN
7 627 (3.23%) TCP/IP
8 582 (3.00%) Skype
9 524 (2.70%) SAN
10 413 (2.13%) Network Security
11 394 (2.03%) Internet
12 320 (1.65%) VLAN
13 293 (1.51%) Wireless
14 267 (1.38%) VoIP
15 257 (1.33%) MPLS
16 203 (1.05%) HTTP
17 169 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
18 159 (0.82%) NetScaler
19 158 (0.81%) Unified Communications
20 154 (0.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,348 (22.42%) SQL Server
2 1,222 (6.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1,188 (6.13%) Power BI
4 1,116 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 989 (5.10%) Big Data
6 968 (4.99%) NoSQL
7 924 (4.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 832 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
9 727 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 685 (3.53%) Relational Database
11 665 (3.43%) MongoDB
12 555 (2.86%) MySQL
13 540 (2.78%) Hadoop
14 538 (2.77%) Data Lake
15 417 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
16 329 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
17 306 (1.58%) Cosmos DB
18 300 (1.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 266 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
20 241 (1.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2,062 (10.63%) Git (software)
2 1,538 (7.93%) Jenkins
3 995 (5.13%) JIRA
4 865 (4.46%) Visual Studio
5 710 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 697 (3.59%) Visual Studio Team System
7 659 (3.40%) TeamCity
8 606 (3.13%) Selenium
9 594 (3.06%) Octopus Deploy
10 431 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 315 (1.62%) Subversion
12 266 (1.37%) Bitbucket
13 228 (1.18%) Maven
14 224 (1.16%) NUnit
15 197 (1.02%) SpecFlow
16 193 (1.00%) GitLab
17 187 (0.96%) Cucumber
18 165 (0.85%) WebDriver
19 121 (0.62%) Travis CI
20 117 (0.60%) git-flow
General
1 3,005 (15.50%) Finance
2 989 (5.10%) Retail
3 724 (3.73%) Public Sector
4 601 (3.10%) Banking
5 551 (2.84%) Marketing
6 327 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 280 (1.44%) Law
8 250 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 229 (1.18%) Games
10 202 (1.04%) Legal
11 184 (0.95%) Advertising
12 94 (0.48%) Front Office
13 83 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 81 (0.42%) Electronics
15 75 (0.39%) Automotive
16 66 (0.34%) Back Office
17 65 (0.34%) Investment Banking
18 55 (0.28%) Local Government
19 51 (0.26%) Publishing
20 41 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5,556 (28.65%) Developer
2 2,338 (12.06%) Architect
3 2,189 (11.29%) .NET Developer
4 1,469 (7.58%) Consultant
5 1,447 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,444 (7.45%) C# Developer
7 1,249 (6.44%) Senior Developer
8 1,244 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 940 (4.85%) C# .NET Developer
10 908 (4.68%) Analyst
11 896 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
12 881 (4.54%) Solutions Architect
13 866 (4.47%) Software Developer
14 847 (4.37%) Software Engineer
15 844 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
16 622 (3.21%) Cloud Architect
17 589 (3.04%) Azure Developer
18 578 (2.98%) Support Engineer
19 529 (2.73%) Senior .NET Developer
20 499 (2.57%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,671 (29.25%) .NET
2 2,441 (12.59%) ASP.NET
3 2,038 (10.51%) AngularJS
4 1,920 (9.90%) HTML
5 1,776 (9.16%) CSS
6 1,619 (8.35%) .NET Core
7 1,432 (7.38%) Web Services
8 1,321 (6.81%) React
9 1,314 (6.78%) .NET Framework
10 1,263 (6.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1,255 (6.47%) ASP.NET Web API
12 982 (5.06%) Node.js
13 957 (4.94%) REST
14 743 (3.83%) RESTful
15 719 (3.71%) jQuery
16 673 (3.47%) Entity Framework
17 551 (2.84%) HTML5
18 545 (2.81%) JSON
19 478 (2.47%) WCF
20 424 (2.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,096 (5.65%) Data Centre
2 1,072 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1,062 (5.48%) Public Cloud
4 906 (4.67%) Greenfield Project
5 613 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
6 574 (2.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 506 (2.61%) Management Information System
8 505 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
9 502 (2.59%) User Experience
10 399 (2.06%) Cloud Native
11 350 (1.80%) Mobile App
12 262 (1.35%) Private Cloud
13 240 (1.24%) Replication
14 217 (1.12%) Algorithms
15 213 (1.10%) Clustering
16 187 (0.96%) Data Structures
17 151 (0.78%) Hedge funds
18 146 (0.75%) Virtual Team
19 138 (0.71%) Driving Licence
20 126 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4,889 (25.21%) Windows
2 2,614 (13.48%) Linux
3 2,405 (12.40%) Windows Server
4 950 (4.90%) Windows 10
5 848 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 699 (3.60%) Unix
7 563 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 374 (1.93%) Windows 7
9 248 (1.28%) Android
9 248 (1.28%) CentOS
10 214 (1.10%) Apple iOS
11 180 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 140 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 139 (0.72%) Ubuntu
14 127 (0.65%) Windows 8
15 113 (0.58%) Mac OS
16 59 (0.30%) Debian
17 57 (0.29%) Solaris
18 44 (0.23%) AIX
19 39 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,880 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 5,489 (28.31%) DevOps
3 2,379 (12.27%) MVC
4 2,235 (11.53%) Scrum
5 2,006 (10.35%) Microservices
6 1,989 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
7 1,947 (10.04%) Software Engineering
8 1,877 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
9 1,726 (8.90%) TDD
10 1,644 (8.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 1,641 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
12 1,638 (8.45%) ITIL
13 1,602 (8.26%) Test Automation
14 1,523 (7.85%) Migration
15 1,470 (7.58%) Analytics
16 1,297 (6.69%) Mentoring
17 1,159 (5.98%) SDLC
18 1,030 (5.31%) Computer Science
19 993 (5.12%) ETL
20 984 (5.07%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 5,759 (29.70%) C#
2 5,487 (28.30%) SQL
3 3,535 (18.23%) JavaScript
4 2,749 (14.18%) Python
5 2,539 (13.09%) PowerShell
6 2,189 (11.29%) Java
7 989 (5.10%) T-SQL
8 932 (4.81%) Bash Shell
9 645 (3.33%) Ruby
10 621 (3.20%) TypeScript
11 410 (2.11%) C++
12 368 (1.90%) Scala
13 361 (1.86%) PHP
14 351 (1.81%) Go
15 305 (1.57%) R
16 274 (1.41%) C
17 266 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 213 (1.10%) VB.NET
19 208 (1.07%) Perl
20 191 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,897 (9.78%) Degree
2 1,108 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 778 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
4 618 (3.19%) MCSE
5 533 (2.75%) CCNA
6 530 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 472 (2.43%) MCSA
8 444 (2.29%) Security Cleared
9 338 (1.74%) CCNP
10 286 (1.47%) CISSP
11 236 (1.22%) SC Cleared
12 203 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 182 (0.94%) MCP
14 136 (0.70%) CISM
15 128 (0.66%) AWS Certification
16 123 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
17 99 (0.51%) DV Cleared
18 98 (0.51%) MCITP
19 96 (0.50%) CompTIA Security+
20 87 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 851 (4.39%) QA
2 490 (2.53%) SLA
3 308 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 292 (1.51%) GDPR
5 170 (0.88%) PCI DSS
6 142 (0.73%) Data Quality
7 98 (0.51%) NIST
8 75 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
9 71 (0.37%) COBIT
10 66 (0.34%) PMO
11 54 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 28 (0.14%) NCSC
12 28 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 25 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 19 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 16 (0.083%) ISO 9001
16 14 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 9 (0.046%) ISAE 3402
17 9 (0.046%) ISO 22301
18 8 (0.041%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 3,342 (17.23%) Active Directory
2 2,661 (13.72%) Docker
3 1,704 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,356 (6.99%) Hyper-V
5 380 (1.96%) XenApp
6 360 (1.86%) vSphere
7 254 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
8 249 (1.28%) XenDesktop
9 233 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
10 102 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 81 (0.42%) HDFS
11 81 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
12 80 (0.41%) Firmware
13 79 (0.41%) VMware NSX
14 74 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
15 71 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 61 (0.31%) BitLocker
17 56 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 56 (0.29%) vCloud
18 42 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2,150 (11.09%) Kubernetes
2 1,531 (7.90%) Terraform
3 1,530 (7.89%) Ansible
4 1,208 (6.23%) Puppet
5 1,014 (5.23%) Opscode Chef
6 964 (4.97%) SCCM
7 657 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
8 279 (1.44%) SCOM
9 204 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
10 189 (0.97%) Nagios
11 173 (0.89%) Grafana
12 161 (0.83%) Salt
13 160 (0.83%) Consul
14 157 (0.81%) WSUS
15 151 (0.78%) Prometheus
16 142 (0.73%) Packer
17 122 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
18 120 (0.62%) Kibana
19 94 (0.48%) Graphite
20 89 (0.46%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7,755 (39.99%) Microsoft
2 2,697 (13.91%) VMware
3 1,838 (9.48%) Google
4 1,426 (7.35%) Cisco
5 1,004 (5.18%) Citrix
6 996 (5.14%) Oracle
7 409 (2.11%) SAP
8 381 (1.96%) IBM
9 363 (1.87%) HP
10 335 (1.73%) Dell
11 319 (1.65%) Splunk
12 310 (1.60%) Tableau
13 304 (1.57%) Databricks
14 298 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
15 295 (1.52%) NetApp
16 293 (1.51%) Veeam
17 242 (1.25%) Red Hat
18 238 (1.23%) Meraki
19 235 (1.21%) ServiceNow
20 219 (1.13%) CheckPoint