Period
to

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 10 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
10 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 5 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Azure 32,594 22,493 11,779
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 19.17% 19.70% 18.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.64% 45.42% 48.89%
Number of salaries quoted 19,214 17,603 9,724
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 76,437 49,517 24,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.95% 43.36% 37.41%
Number of salaries quoted 39,035 35,493 19,877
10th Percentile £33,580 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 10 August 2022.

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 10 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England 0 27,818 £63,000 +5.00% 3,361
Work from Home -1 16,027 £62,500 +5.93% 1,617
UK excluding London 0 14,940 £55,000 +4.76% 2,226
London +1 14,097 £75,000 +4.17% 1,355
North of England 0 4,313 £54,590 +3.98% 594
South East -2 3,878 £59,750 +8.64% 451
Midlands +1 2,502 £55,000 +4.76% 429
North West +2 2,372 £55,000 +1.85% 330
West Midlands +1 1,674 £55,000 - 261
Yorkshire -1 1,646 £55,000 +7.84% 184
South West -3 1,612 £52,500 +7.14% 262
East of England 0 1,173 £55,000 +4.76% 243
Scotland 0 1,109 £55,000 +4.76% 168
East Midlands +1 789 £50,000 +11.11% 165
Wales +1 367 £50,000 +11.11% 59
North East -2 294 £50,000 +11.11% 81
Northern Ireland +14 152 £50,000 +33.33% 23
Isle of Man +13 2 £81,250 +132.14%
Channel Islands -14 1 £85,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 10 August 2022, 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 14,623 (44.86%) AWS
2 14,424 (44.25%) Agile
3 12,969 (39.79%) DevOps
4 11,349 (34.82%) Microsoft
5 9,892 (30.35%) SQL
6 8,624 (26.46%) .NET
7 8,346 (25.61%) CI/CD
8 8,102 (24.86%) Python
9 7,862 (24.12%) C#
10 7,853 (24.09%) Finance
11 7,738 (23.74%) GCP
12 7,718 (23.68%) Social Skills
13 7,255 (22.26%) JavaScript
14 6,266 (19.22%) Software Engineering
14 6,266 (19.22%) Kubernetes
14 6,266 (19.22%) Docker
15 6,212 (19.06%) Java
16 6,042 (18.54%) Git (software)
17 5,742 (17.62%) SQL Server
18 5,582 (17.13%) Azure DevOps
19 5,146 (15.79%) Windows
20 5,126 (15.73%) Terraform
21 4,968 (15.24%) React
22 4,702 (14.43%) Microservices
23 4,387 (13.46%) Scrum
24 4,272 (13.11%) Analytics
25 4,232 (12.98%) Mentoring
26 4,227 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
27 4,161 (12.77%) Microsoft 365
28 3,822 (11.73%) 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 1,414 (4.34%) SharePoint
2 1,105 (3.39%) Apache Spark
3 661 (2.03%) Confluence
4 597 (1.83%) IIS
5 563 (1.73%) MS Exchange
6 547 (1.68%) Apache
7 395 (1.21%) CMS
8 344 (1.06%) Apache Airflow
9 328 (1.01%) Umbraco
10 254 (0.78%) Tomcat
11 200 (0.61%) OpenStack
12 162 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
13 161 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
14 141 (0.43%) JBoss
15 96 (0.29%) nginx
16 89 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
17 77 (0.24%) Apache Pulsar
18 76 (0.23%) Headless CMS
19 75 (0.23%) SAS
20 66 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 713 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 325 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 158 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 157 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 75 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 55 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 24 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
8 22 (0.067%) Campfire
9 17 (0.052%) Sketch
10 16 (0.049%) AutoCAD
11 13 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
12 11 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 11 (0.034%) Adobe XD
12 11 (0.034%) InVision
12 11 (0.034%) Photoshop
13 9 (0.028%) EngageOne
14 6 (0.018%) Acrobat
14 6 (0.018%) InDesign
15 5 (0.015%) RoboHelp
15 5 (0.015%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 449 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 78 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 63 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 63 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 58 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
5 55 (0.17%) R3 Corda
6 49 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
7 30 (0.092%) Magento
8 25 (0.077%) Maximo
9 20 (0.061%) Oracle BPM
9 20 (0.061%) Sage 200
10 19 (0.058%) Oracle Payables
10 19 (0.058%) Shopify
11 16 (0.049%) SAP S/4HANA
12 15 (0.046%) Fidessa
12 15 (0.046%) JDE OneWorld
12 15 (0.046%) Oracle Financials
13 14 (0.043%) thinkFolio
14 12 (0.037%) Adobe Campaign
14 12 (0.037%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 14,623 (44.86%) AWS
2 7,738 (23.74%) GCP
3 5,582 (17.13%) Azure DevOps
4 4,161 (12.77%) Microsoft 365
5 3,148 (9.66%) Serverless
6 2,771 (8.50%) SaaS
7 2,626 (8.06%) Power Platform
8 2,262 (6.94%) PaaS
9 1,859 (5.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 1,705 (5.23%) GitHub
11 1,498 (4.60%) IaaS
12 1,265 (3.88%) Azure Data Factory
13 1,179 (3.62%) Azure Service Bus
14 1,086 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
15 1,053 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
16 1,040 (3.19%) Azure Functions
17 990 (3.04%) AWS CloudFormation
18 917 (2.81%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 815 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
20 732 (2.25%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 2,005 (6.15%) Firewall
2 1,329 (4.08%) DNS
3 990 (3.04%) WAN
4 876 (2.69%) HTTP
5 851 (2.61%) DHCP
6 804 (2.47%) LAN
7 787 (2.41%) Internet
8 785 (2.41%) VPN
9 757 (2.32%) SSL
10 646 (1.98%) TCP/IP
11 606 (1.86%) Network Security
12 451 (1.38%) SAN
13 322 (0.99%) Wireless
14 281 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
15 270 (0.83%) SD-WAN
15 270 (0.83%) VLAN
16 223 (0.68%) VoIP
17 175 (0.54%) MPLS
18 158 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
19 145 (0.44%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,742 (17.62%) SQL Server
2 2,914 (8.94%) NoSQL
3 2,382 (7.31%) Data Warehouse
4 2,026 (6.22%) Power BI
5 1,776 (5.45%) Big Data
6 1,638 (5.03%) Relational Database
7 1,586 (4.87%) Data Lake
8 1,449 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
9 1,272 (3.90%) MySQL
10 1,265 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1,202 (3.69%) MongoDB
12 963 (2.95%) Azure SQL Database
13 840 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
14 825 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 732 (2.25%) Hadoop
16 706 (2.17%) Tableau
17 531 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 505 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
19 428 (1.31%) Redis
20 427 (1.31%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 6,042 (18.54%) Git (software)
2 3,014 (9.25%) Jenkins
3 1,882 (5.77%) JIRA
4 1,043 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 986 (3.03%) Selenium
6 925 (2.84%) Maven
7 833 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 804 (2.47%) GitLab
9 763 (2.34%) TeamCity
10 697 (2.14%) Visual Studio
11 622 (1.91%) Gradle
12 466 (1.43%) Postman
13 456 (1.40%) Subversion
14 401 (1.23%) SpecFlow
15 394 (1.21%) CircleCI
16 365 (1.12%) JUnit
17 358 (1.10%) Cypress.io
18 353 (1.08%) Bitbucket
19 326 (1.00%) Cucumber
20 319 (0.98%) NUnit
General
1 7,853 (24.09%) Finance
2 7,718 (23.68%) Social Skills
3 2,814 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2,071 (6.35%) Banking
5 1,886 (5.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1,665 (5.11%) Retail
7 1,582 (4.85%) Marketing
8 1,581 (4.85%) Public Sector
9 1,289 (3.95%) Manufacturing
10 1,285 (3.94%) Games
11 941 (2.89%) Legal
12 903 (2.77%) Law
13 683 (2.10%) Presentation Skills
14 497 (1.52%) Organisational Skills
15 458 (1.41%) Telecoms
16 447 (1.37%) Front Office
17 310 (0.95%) Advertising
18 295 (0.91%) Automotive
19 264 (0.81%) Local Government
20 232 (0.71%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 7,514 (23.05%) Developer
2 3,461 (10.62%) Software Engineer
3 2,779 (8.53%) Architect
4 2,460 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 1,974 (6.06%) .NET Developer
6 1,946 (5.97%) Senior Developer
7 1,910 (5.86%) Data Engineer
8 1,723 (5.29%) Analyst
9 1,439 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
10 1,411 (4.33%) Azure Engineer
11 1,379 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 1,224 (3.76%) Software Developer
13 1,118 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
14 1,087 (3.33%) Consultant
15 1,056 (3.24%) Full Stack Developer
16 973 (2.99%) C# Developer
17 872 (2.68%) Senior Software Engineer
18 844 (2.59%) Senior DevOps
19 768 (2.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
20 737 (2.26%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8,624 (26.46%) .NET
2 4,968 (15.24%) React
3 3,822 (11.73%) HTML
4 3,636 (11.16%) CSS
5 3,520 (10.80%) AngularJS
6 3,488 (10.70%) .NET Core
7 2,923 (8.97%) Node.js
8 2,731 (8.38%) ASP.NET
9 2,428 (7.45%) .NET Framework
10 1,904 (5.84%) RESTful
11 1,712 (5.25%) Spring
12 1,685 (5.17%) REST
13 1,585 (4.86%) Kafka
14 1,387 (4.26%) Entity Framework
15 1,104 (3.39%) Web Services
16 1,074 (3.30%) jQuery
17 1,021 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
18 1,015 (3.11%) JSON
19 909 (2.79%) Vue.js
20 751 (2.30%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1,943 (5.96%) Cloud Native
2 1,914 (5.87%) Public Cloud
3 1,417 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1,239 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
5 1,170 (3.59%) Algorithms
6 1,096 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
7 1,019 (3.13%) Data Centre
8 984 (3.02%) Management Information System
9 887 (2.72%) Mobile App
10 766 (2.35%) Data Structures
11 733 (2.25%) Life Science
12 573 (1.76%) IoT
13 536 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
14 478 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
15 471 (1.45%) Virtual Team
16 425 (1.30%) Private Cloud
17 411 (1.26%) Hedge funds
18 397 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
19 395 (1.21%) Derivative
20 361 (1.11%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 5,146 (15.79%) Windows
2 3,488 (10.70%) Linux
3 2,297 (7.05%) Windows Server
4 973 (2.99%) Android
5 880 (2.70%) Unix
6 864 (2.65%) Apple iOS
7 827 (2.54%) Windows 10
8 455 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 437 (1.34%) Windows Server 2016
10 410 (1.26%) Windows Server 2019
11 268 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 202 (0.62%) CentOS
13 172 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 150 (0.46%) Mesosphere
15 140 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
16 125 (0.38%) Mac OS
17 103 (0.32%) Windows 7
18 99 (0.30%) VMS
19 54 (0.17%) Solaris
20 53 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14,424 (44.25%) Agile
2 12,969 (39.79%) DevOps
3 8,346 (25.61%) CI/CD
4 6,266 (19.22%) Software Engineering
5 4,702 (14.43%) Microservices
6 4,387 (13.46%) Scrum
7 4,272 (13.11%) Analytics
8 4,232 (12.98%) Mentoring
9 4,227 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
10 3,636 (11.16%) Test Automation
11 3,309 (10.15%) Full Stack Development
12 3,154 (9.68%) Infrastructure as Code
13 3,141 (9.64%) TDD
14 2,930 (8.99%) MVC
15 2,727 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
16 2,515 (7.72%) Cybersecurity
17 2,484 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
18 2,442 (7.49%) SDLC
19 2,383 (7.31%) Data Science
20 2,336 (7.17%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 9,892 (30.35%) SQL
2 8,102 (24.86%) Python
3 7,862 (24.12%) C#
4 7,255 (22.26%) JavaScript
5 6,212 (19.06%) Java
6 3,747 (11.50%) PowerShell
7 2,347 (7.20%) TypeScript
8 1,915 (5.88%) Go
9 1,882 (5.77%) Bash
10 1,505 (4.62%) T-SQL
11 1,397 (4.29%) Ruby
12 757 (2.32%) Scala
13 640 (1.96%) PHP
14 578 (1.77%) C++
15 544 (1.67%) Shell Script
16 516 (1.58%) R
17 485 (1.49%) C
18 451 (1.38%) Groovy
19 442 (1.36%) Kotlin
20 427 (1.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3,148 (9.66%) Degree
2 1,205 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 1,068 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 860 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 753 (2.31%) SC Cleared
6 501 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
7 445 (1.37%) CISSP
8 286 (0.88%) MCSE
9 269 (0.83%) CCNA
10 251 (0.77%) AWS Certification
11 233 (0.71%) CISM
11 233 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
12 228 (0.70%) Master's Degree
13 197 (0.60%) CCNP
14 186 (0.57%) MCSA
15 156 (0.48%) DV Cleared
16 147 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
17 141 (0.43%) ISTQB
18 124 (0.38%) ISEB
19 122 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,377 (7.29%) QA
2 786 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 709 (2.18%) Data Quality
4 688 (2.11%) SLA
5 545 (1.67%) GDPR
6 326 (1.00%) NIST
7 309 (0.95%) PCI DSS
8 291 (0.89%) Accessibility
9 285 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
10 181 (0.56%) GRC
11 106 (0.33%) SOC 2
12 94 (0.29%) NCSC
13 88 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 69 (0.21%) PMO
15 64 (0.20%) ISO 9001
16 62 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 52 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 45 (0.14%) HL7
19 29 (0.089%) Actionable Recommendations
20 27 (0.083%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6,266 (19.22%) Docker
2 3,611 (11.08%) Active Directory
3 1,545 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 795 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 473 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
6 303 (0.93%) vSphere
7 287 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 266 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
9 119 (0.37%) XenApp
10 116 (0.36%) Apache Flume
10 116 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
11 89 (0.27%) XenDesktop
12 80 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 66 (0.20%) Firmware
14 63 (0.19%) BitLocker
14 63 (0.19%) VMware NSX
15 55 (0.17%) KVM
16 52 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 49 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 47 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6,266 (19.22%) Kubernetes
2 5,126 (15.73%) Terraform
3 2,544 (7.81%) Ansible
4 1,101 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 1,101 (3.38%) Puppet
5 910 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
6 765 (2.35%) SCCM
7 476 (1.46%) Prometheus
8 356 (1.09%) Grafana
9 316 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
10 252 (0.77%) Istio
11 244 (0.75%) Kibana
12 212 (0.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 193 (0.59%) Consul
14 187 (0.57%) WSUS
15 169 (0.52%) logstash
16 150 (0.46%) Automic
17 149 (0.46%) SCOM
18 142 (0.44%) ZABBIX
19 127 (0.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11,349 (34.82%) Microsoft
2 2,911 (8.93%) Google
3 2,350 (7.21%) VMware
4 1,368 (4.20%) Oracle
5 1,173 (3.60%) Cisco
6 1,161 (3.56%) Databricks
7 785 (2.41%) Splunk
8 739 (2.27%) Citrix
9 667 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
10 646 (1.98%) Xamarin
11 419 (1.29%) Red Hat
12 382 (1.17%) ServiceNow
13 356 (1.09%) IBM
14 334 (1.02%) SAP
14 334 (1.02%) Veeam
15 302 (0.93%) Dell
16 291 (0.89%) Palo Alto
17 266 (0.82%) Meraki
18 252 (0.77%) SolarWinds
19 251 (0.77%) HP