Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 8 18
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 +19
Permanent jobs citing Azure 9,845 19,529 16,885
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 20.10% 14.28% 10.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.09% 44.89% 41.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9,717 17,522 14,970
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
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 19,653 43,507 40,883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.13% 31.80% 24.81%
Number of salaries quoted 16,557 35,466 33,033
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +5 9,045 £57,500 +4.55% 2,202
UK excluding London +5 5,516 £50,000 - 1,695
London +3 3,955 £67,500 +0.75% 659
South East +5 1,761 £55,000 +4.76% 386
Work from Home 0 1,505 £57,500 -4.17% 438
North of England +5 1,394 £50,000 +5.26% 534
Midlands +2 867 £50,000 - 290
North West +2 745 £55,000 +10.00% 308
West Midlands +2 599 £50,000 - 181
South West +9 585 £48,000 +3.23% 180
Yorkshire +5 513 £47,500 - 169
East of England +3 380 £50,000 - 146
Scotland +4 327 £50,000 +11.11% 93
East Midlands +2 272 £50,000 +11.11% 107
Wales +7 183 £45,000 +5.88% 39
North East 0 136 £45,000 - 57
Northern Ireland +15 47 £45,000 +20.00% 30
Isle of Man -1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 3,736 (37.95%) Microsoft
2 3,721 (37.80%) AWS
3 3,423 (34.77%) Agile Software Development
4 3,417 (34.71%) DevOps
5 2,909 (29.55%) .NET
6 2,858 (29.03%) C#
7 2,763 (28.07%) SQL
8 2,095 (21.28%) Windows
9 2,075 (21.08%) SQL Server
10 1,995 (20.26%) JavaScript
11 1,835 (18.64%) Finance
12 1,714 (17.41%) Office 365
13 1,701 (17.28%) Python
14 1,482 (15.05%) Active Directory
15 1,420 (14.42%) GCP
16 1,417 (14.39%) Microservices
16 1,417 (14.39%) Docker
17 1,416 (14.38%) Kubernetes
18 1,318 (13.39%) .NET Core
19 1,240 (12.60%) PowerShell
20 1,218 (12.37%) AngularJS
21 1,192 (12.11%) VMware
22 1,184 (12.03%) Java
23 1,146 (11.64%) Software Engineering
24 1,122 (11.40%) Scrum
25 1,054 (10.71%) Windows Server
26 1,033 (10.49%) Git (software)
27 1,032 (10.48%) ASP.NET
28 1,000 (10.16%) Linux
29 994 (10.10%) HTML

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
1 634 (6.44%) SharePoint
2 278 (2.82%) IIS
3 275 (2.79%) MS Exchange
4 218 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
5 212 (2.15%) Apache
6 211 (2.14%) Apache Spark
7 207 (2.10%) Confluence
8 164 (1.67%) Skype for Business
9 145 (1.47%) CMS
10 109 (1.11%) NServiceBus
11 92 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
12 80 (0.81%) SAS
13 66 (0.67%) Tomcat
14 63 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
15 59 (0.60%) Umbraco
16 57 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
17 49 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
18 45 (0.46%) OpenStack
19 44 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
20 40 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 249 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 117 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.24%) Chatbot
5 14 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.030%) Figma
8 2 (0.020%) InVision
8 2 (0.020%) Sketch
8 2 (0.020%) SPSS
9 1 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.010%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.010%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.010%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 225 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.41%) Sentinel
4 34 (0.35%) R3 Corda
5 29 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
6 17 (0.17%) Magento
7 15 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 15 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 14 (0.14%) Actimize
9 12 (0.12%) Shopify
10 11 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
10 11 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 7 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
12 5 (0.051%) Maximo
13 4 (0.041%) Dynamics GP
13 4 (0.041%) Eikon
13 4 (0.041%) Oracle EBS
13 4 (0.041%) Quorum
14 3 (0.030%) Markit EDM
14 3 (0.030%) SAP CAR
Cloud Services
1 3,721 (37.80%) AWS
2 1,714 (17.41%) Office 365
3 1,420 (14.42%) GCP
4 775 (7.87%) PaaS
5 752 (7.64%) IaaS
6 730 (7.41%) SaaS
7 719 (7.30%) Power Platform
8 615 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 428 (4.35%) Serverless
10 311 (3.16%) Dynamics 365
11 299 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
12 248 (2.52%) Azure Data Factory
13 186 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
14 177 (1.80%) GitHub
15 164 (1.67%) Azure Functions
16 148 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
17 143 (1.45%) OneDrive
18 139 (1.41%) PowerApps
19 122 (1.24%) OpenShift
20 109 (1.11%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 726 (7.37%) Firewall
2 464 (4.71%) DNS
3 381 (3.87%) WAN
4 340 (3.45%) LAN
5 335 (3.40%) VPN
6 332 (3.37%) Skype
7 281 (2.85%) DHCP
8 272 (2.76%) TCP/IP
9 238 (2.42%) SAN
10 213 (2.16%) Network Security
11 195 (1.98%) Internet
12 181 (1.84%) HTTP
13 139 (1.41%) Wireless
14 137 (1.39%) VoIP
15 118 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
16 111 (1.13%) Unified Communications
17 91 (0.92%) VLAN
18 90 (0.91%) NetScaler
19 84 (0.85%) MPLS
20 81 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,075 (21.08%) SQL Server
2 670 (6.81%) Data Warehouse
3 558 (5.67%) Power BI
4 554 (5.63%) NoSQL
5 440 (4.47%) Azure SQL Database
6 437 (4.44%) Big Data
7 436 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 371 (3.77%) Data Lake
9 345 (3.50%) MongoDB
10 334 (3.39%) MySQL
11 330 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
12 326 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 252 (2.56%) Hadoop
14 227 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 215 (2.18%) Relational Database
16 186 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
17 150 (1.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 139 (1.41%) Tableau
19 129 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
20 121 (1.23%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,033 (10.49%) Git (software)
2 724 (7.35%) Jenkins
3 396 (4.02%) JIRA
4 294 (2.99%) Visual Studio
5 287 (2.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 283 (2.87%) Selenium
7 278 (2.82%) TeamCity
8 257 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 174 (1.77%) GitLab
10 155 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
11 130 (1.32%) Artifactory
12 127 (1.29%) Bitbucket
13 121 (1.23%) NUnit
14 115 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 114 (1.16%) SpecFlow
16 83 (0.84%) Cucumber
17 74 (0.75%) Subversion
18 65 (0.66%) Maven
19 62 (0.63%) Postman
20 61 (0.62%) Cypress.io
General
1 1,835 (18.64%) Finance
2 456 (4.63%) Banking
3 270 (2.74%) Public Sector
4 189 (1.92%) Law
5 182 (1.85%) Marketing
5 182 (1.85%) Retail
6 159 (1.62%) Front Office
7 157 (1.59%) Games
8 151 (1.53%) Telecoms
9 136 (1.38%) Manufacturing
10 115 (1.17%) Back Office
11 109 (1.11%) Legal
12 98 (1.00%) Advertising
13 78 (0.79%) Publishing
14 49 (0.50%) Local Government
15 41 (0.42%) Investment Banking
16 40 (0.41%) Electronics
17 28 (0.28%) Private Banking
18 26 (0.26%) Retail Banking
19 23 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,842 (28.87%) Developer
2 1,025 (10.41%) Architect
3 962 (9.77%) .NET Developer
4 809 (8.22%) DevOps Engineer
5 699 (7.10%) Azure Engineer
6 631 (6.41%) Senior Developer
7 569 (5.78%) C# Developer
8 562 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 493 (5.01%) Analyst
10 457 (4.64%) Software Developer
11 433 (4.40%) Consultant
12 425 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
13 402 (4.08%) Software Engineer
14 394 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
15 385 (3.91%) Data Engineer
16 377 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
17 320 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
18 295 (3.00%) Cloud Architect
19 289 (2.94%) Azure Developer
20 269 (2.73%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,909 (29.55%) .NET
2 1,318 (13.39%) .NET Core
3 1,218 (12.37%) AngularJS
4 1,032 (10.48%) ASP.NET
5 994 (10.10%) HTML
6 953 (9.68%) CSS
7 931 (9.46%) React
8 792 (8.04%) Web Services
9 729 (7.40%) .NET Framework
10 603 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
11 529 (5.37%) REST
12 494 (5.02%) ASP.NET MVC
13 470 (4.77%) Node.js
14 429 (4.36%) RESTful
15 370 (3.76%) Entity Framework
15 370 (3.76%) HTML5
15 370 (3.76%) jQuery
16 355 (3.61%) Vue.js
17 310 (3.15%) ASP.NET Core
18 282 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 530 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 518 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
3 478 (4.86%) Public Cloud
4 325 (3.30%) Data Centre
5 295 (3.00%) Cloud Native
6 245 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 222 (2.25%) Hedge funds
8 221 (2.24%) User Experience
9 199 (2.02%) Mobile App
10 197 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
11 158 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
12 144 (1.46%) Fixed Income
12 144 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
13 143 (1.45%) Derivative
14 126 (1.28%) Private Cloud
15 109 (1.11%) Algorithms
16 102 (1.04%) Replication
17 99 (1.01%) Data Structures
18 93 (0.94%) Clustering
18 93 (0.94%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2,095 (21.28%) Windows
2 1,054 (10.71%) Windows Server
3 1,000 (10.16%) Linux
4 350 (3.56%) Windows 10
5 293 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 266 (2.70%) Windows Server 2016
7 219 (2.22%) Unix
8 162 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 135 (1.37%) Windows Server 2019
10 110 (1.12%) Android
11 97 (0.99%) CentOS
12 96 (0.98%) Apple iOS
12 96 (0.98%) Windows 7
13 89 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 43 (0.44%) Ubuntu
15 40 (0.41%) Mac OS X
16 35 (0.36%) Windows 8
17 28 (0.28%) VMS
18 26 (0.26%) Debian
19 24 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,423 (34.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3,417 (34.71%) DevOps
3 1,417 (14.39%) Microservices
4 1,146 (11.64%) Software Engineering
5 1,122 (11.40%) Scrum
6 927 (9.42%) MVC
7 906 (9.20%) Analytics
8 867 (8.81%) TDD
9 833 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
10 787 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
11 764 (7.76%) Test Automation
12 753 (7.65%) Migration
13 730 (7.41%) Mentoring
14 701 (7.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 672 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
16 589 (5.98%) Fintech
17 558 (5.67%) ITIL
18 481 (4.89%) BDD
19 465 (4.72%) Infrastructure as Code
19 465 (4.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2,858 (29.03%) C#
2 2,763 (28.07%) SQL
3 1,995 (20.26%) JavaScript
4 1,701 (17.28%) Python
5 1,240 (12.60%) PowerShell
6 1,184 (12.03%) Java
7 501 (5.09%) TypeScript
8 440 (4.47%) T-SQL
9 328 (3.33%) Bash Shell
10 270 (2.74%) R
11 225 (2.29%) Go
12 209 (2.12%) PHP
13 187 (1.90%) C++
14 173 (1.76%) Ruby
15 156 (1.58%) C
16 150 (1.52%) Scala
17 120 (1.22%) Shell Script
18 108 (1.10%) PL/SQL
19 96 (0.98%) Kotlin
20 94 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 744 (7.56%) Degree
2 455 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 273 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
4 254 (2.58%) Security Cleared
5 217 (2.20%) MCSE
6 196 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 189 (1.92%) CCNA
8 173 (1.76%) SC Cleared
9 149 (1.51%) CISSP
10 143 (1.45%) MCSA
11 107 (1.09%) CISM
12 87 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 72 (0.73%) CCNP
13 72 (0.73%) TOGAF Certification
14 67 (0.68%) AWS Certification
15 54 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
16 52 (0.53%) Sun Certification
17 51 (0.52%) ISTQB
18 48 (0.49%) PhD
19 47 (0.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 319 (3.24%) QA
2 266 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 241 (2.45%) SLA
4 205 (2.08%) GDPR
5 116 (1.18%) NIST
6 80 (0.81%) Data Quality
7 73 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 27 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 27 (0.27%) NIST 800
9 26 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 25 (0.25%) NCSC
11 24 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 16 (0.16%) PMO
13 12 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 11 (0.11%) COBIT
15 9 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 9 (0.091%) FATCA
16 8 (0.081%) GxP
16 8 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 6 (0.061%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,482 (15.05%) Active Directory
2 1,417 (14.39%) Docker
3 732 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 484 (4.92%) Hyper-V
5 170 (1.73%) vSphere
6 135 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
7 117 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
8 106 (1.08%) XenApp
9 67 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
10 60 (0.61%) XenDesktop
11 44 (0.45%) HDFS
12 33 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
13 21 (0.21%) VMware NSX
14 20 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
14 20 (0.20%) ISA Server
15 19 (0.19%) Firmware
16 18 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
16 18 (0.18%) Xen
17 17 (0.17%) BitLocker
18 16 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,416 (14.38%) Kubernetes
2 993 (10.09%) Terraform
3 731 (7.43%) Ansible
4 445 (4.52%) Puppet
5 378 (3.84%) Microsoft Intune
6 359 (3.65%) SCCM
7 304 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
8 98 (1.00%) Grafana
9 90 (0.91%) Prometheus
10 79 (0.80%) Nagios
11 75 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
11 75 (0.76%) WSUS
12 58 (0.59%) SCVMM
13 55 (0.56%) SCOM
14 43 (0.44%) Kibana
15 41 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
16 36 (0.37%) Backup Exec
17 35 (0.36%) Packer
18 32 (0.33%) vCenter Server
19 30 (0.30%) Istio
Vendors
1 3,736 (37.95%) Microsoft
2 1,192 (12.11%) VMware
3 720 (7.31%) Google
4 597 (6.06%) Cisco
5 515 (5.23%) Oracle
6 387 (3.93%) Citrix
7 264 (2.68%) Databricks
8 177 (1.80%) SAP
9 157 (1.59%) Red Hat
10 148 (1.50%) Veeam
11 142 (1.44%) HP
12 126 (1.28%) CheckPoint
13 118 (1.20%) IBM
14 116 (1.18%) Meraki
15 105 (1.07%) Dell
16 102 (1.04%) Splunk
17 94 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
18 92 (0.93%) Atlassian
19 90 (0.91%) NetApp
19 90 (0.91%) SolarWinds