Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 8 15
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 +16
Permanent jobs citing Azure 12,758 19,093 16,775
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 20.49% 15.14% 11.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.31% 45.24% 42.72%
Number of salaries quoted 13,058 17,366 15,126
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,750 £34,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £90,000 £88,750
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 25,361 42,202 39,265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.74% 33.46% 25.99%
Number of salaries quoted 21,411 34,708 31,748
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,250 £86,250
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 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 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 +5 11,528 £57,500 - 2,618
UK excluding London +5 7,402 £50,000 - 1,905
London +3 4,694 £70,000 +3.70% 901
Work from Home 0 2,482 £57,500 -4.17% 442
South East +6 2,237 £55,000 - 388
North of England +4 1,869 £49,500 -1.00% 579
Midlands +4 1,187 £50,000 - 347
South West +8 911 £49,500 +10.00% 199
North West +3 911 £50,000 - 323
West Midlands +2 796 £50,000 -4.76% 214
Yorkshire +5 794 £47,500 -5.00% 203
Scotland +6 536 £50,000 +5.26% 148
East of England 0 424 £47,500 -9.52% 178
East Midlands +3 388 £48,000 +1.05% 130
Wales +7 230 £47,500 +11.76% 45
North East +6 164 £50,000 +19.91% 53
Northern Ireland +8 40 £45,000 +20.00% 25
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 4,750 (37.23%) AWS
2 4,655 (36.49%) Microsoft
3 4,630 (36.29%) DevOps
4 4,551 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3,826 (29.99%) C#
6 3,815 (29.90%) .NET
7 3,813 (29.89%) SQL
8 2,804 (21.98%) JavaScript
9 2,641 (20.70%) Windows
10 2,604 (20.41%) SQL Server
11 2,088 (16.37%) Python
12 2,079 (16.30%) Finance
13 1,982 (15.54%) Office 365
14 1,905 (14.93%) Active Directory
15 1,887 (14.79%) GCP
16 1,828 (14.33%) Kubernetes
17 1,779 (13.94%) Docker
18 1,765 (13.83%) .NET Core
19 1,682 (13.18%) Microservices
20 1,659 (13.00%) PowerShell
21 1,566 (12.27%) AngularJS
22 1,533 (12.02%) Software Engineering
23 1,510 (11.84%) VMware
24 1,493 (11.70%) Terraform
25 1,464 (11.48%) Java
26 1,400 (10.97%) CSS
27 1,384 (10.85%) Scrum
28 1,357 (10.64%) HTML
29 1,354 (10.61%) Windows Server
30 1,315 (10.31%) React

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
1 837 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 344 (2.70%) IIS
3 324 (2.54%) MS Exchange
4 287 (2.25%) Apache Spark
5 252 (1.98%) Confluence
6 239 (1.87%) Apache
7 217 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
8 209 (1.64%) CMS
9 148 (1.16%) Skype for Business
10 127 (1.00%) NServiceBus
11 106 (0.83%) Umbraco
12 88 (0.69%) SAS
13 63 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
14 61 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
15 59 (0.46%) WordPress
16 54 (0.42%) Tomcat
17 52 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
18 47 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
18 47 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
19 46 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 315 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 152 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 37 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 22 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 14 (0.11%) InVision
7 14 (0.11%) Sketch
8 13 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.047%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.039%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.031%) Adobe XD
12 4 (0.031%) Figma
12 4 (0.031%) SPSS
13 2 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.008%) Camtasia
14 1 (0.008%) FrameMaker
14 1 (0.008%) Marvel
14 1 (0.008%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 220 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.21%) Sentinel
3 24 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 23 (0.18%) Magento
5 22 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 22 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 22 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 18 (0.14%) R3 Corda
7 15 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 14 (0.11%) Actimize
8 14 (0.11%) nopCommerce
9 12 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 11 (0.086%) Workfront
11 9 (0.071%) Oracle BPM
12 7 (0.055%) Eikon
13 6 (0.047%) Maximo
13 6 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
13 6 (0.047%) Shopify
14 5 (0.039%) Distributed Ledger
14 5 (0.039%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4,750 (37.23%) AWS
2 1,982 (15.54%) Office 365
3 1,887 (14.79%) GCP
4 1,071 (8.39%) PaaS
5 974 (7.63%) SaaS
6 947 (7.42%) Power Platform
7 918 (7.20%) IaaS
8 869 (6.81%) Azure Active Directory
9 679 (5.32%) Serverless
10 407 (3.19%) Azure Data Factory
11 343 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
12 313 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
13 289 (2.27%) Azure Functions
14 259 (2.03%) GitHub
15 195 (1.53%) OneDrive
16 185 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
17 173 (1.36%) PowerApps
18 166 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
19 163 (1.28%) Logic Apps
20 140 (1.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 940 (7.37%) Firewall
2 630 (4.94%) DNS
3 435 (3.41%) WAN
4 384 (3.01%) DHCP
5 378 (2.96%) LAN
6 375 (2.94%) VPN
7 324 (2.54%) SAN
8 320 (2.51%) TCP/IP
9 311 (2.44%) Skype
10 243 (1.90%) HTTP
11 229 (1.79%) Network Security
12 191 (1.50%) VLAN
13 177 (1.39%) Internet
14 167 (1.31%) VoIP
15 139 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
16 135 (1.06%) Wireless
17 114 (0.89%) Unified Communications
18 101 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
19 98 (0.77%) NetScaler
20 91 (0.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,604 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 807 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
3 711 (5.57%) NoSQL
4 690 (5.41%) Power BI
5 661 (5.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 568 (4.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 548 (4.30%) Big Data
8 459 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 437 (3.43%) Data Lake
10 400 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
11 396 (3.10%) MySQL
12 391 (3.06%) MongoDB
13 332 (2.60%) Relational Database
14 288 (2.26%) Hadoop
15 272 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 261 (2.05%) Cosmos DB
17 209 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
18 205 (1.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 191 (1.50%) Redis
20 166 (1.30%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1,268 (9.94%) Git (software)
2 942 (7.38%) Jenkins
3 453 (3.55%) JIRA
4 427 (3.35%) Selenium
5 382 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
6 380 (2.98%) Visual Studio
7 366 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 344 (2.70%) TeamCity
9 237 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
10 206 (1.61%) GitLab
11 182 (1.43%) Bitbucket
12 144 (1.13%) SpecFlow
13 142 (1.11%) Artifactory
14 124 (0.97%) NUnit
15 116 (0.91%) Postman
16 102 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 97 (0.76%) Cypress.io
18 95 (0.74%) Maven
19 90 (0.71%) Cucumber
20 78 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 2,079 (16.30%) Finance
2 491 (3.85%) Banking
3 486 (3.81%) Public Sector
4 286 (2.24%) Marketing
5 284 (2.23%) Retail
6 255 (2.00%) Law
7 231 (1.81%) Games
8 216 (1.69%) Telecoms
9 186 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 156 (1.22%) Front Office
11 129 (1.01%) Legal
12 110 (0.86%) Advertising
13 101 (0.79%) Publishing
14 93 (0.73%) Electronics
15 77 (0.60%) Back Office
16 60 (0.47%) Automotive
17 55 (0.43%) Investment Banking
18 46 (0.36%) Local Government
19 41 (0.32%) Private Banking
20 34 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,891 (30.50%) Developer
2 1,313 (10.29%) Architect
3 1,287 (10.09%) .NET Developer
4 1,080 (8.47%) DevOps Engineer
5 1,032 (8.09%) Azure Engineer
6 912 (7.15%) Senior Developer
7 825 (6.47%) C# Developer
8 701 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 654 (5.13%) Software Engineer
10 635 (4.98%) Analyst
11 629 (4.93%) Software Developer
12 551 (4.32%) Consultant
13 536 (4.20%) Full Stack Developer
14 505 (3.96%) Data Engineer
15 503 (3.94%) C# .NET Developer
16 489 (3.83%) Cloud Engineer
17 472 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
18 419 (3.28%) Azure Developer
19 385 (3.02%) Azure Architect
20 375 (2.94%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,815 (29.90%) .NET
2 1,765 (13.83%) .NET Core
3 1,566 (12.27%) AngularJS
4 1,400 (10.97%) CSS
5 1,357 (10.64%) HTML
6 1,315 (10.31%) React
7 1,237 (9.70%) ASP.NET
8 1,019 (7.99%) Web Services
9 940 (7.37%) .NET Framework
10 685 (5.37%) REST
11 670 (5.25%) ASP.NET Web API
12 612 (4.80%) Node.js
13 548 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
14 547 (4.29%) Vue.js
15 543 (4.26%) jQuery
16 496 (3.89%) RESTful
17 447 (3.50%) Entity Framework
18 401 (3.14%) HTML5
19 348 (2.73%) XML
20 340 (2.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 677 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 641 (5.02%) Greenfield Project
3 512 (4.01%) Public Cloud
4 400 (3.14%) Data Centre
5 369 (2.89%) Cloud Native
6 327 (2.56%) User Experience
7 307 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 285 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
9 266 (2.08%) Mobile App
10 231 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
11 171 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
12 157 (1.23%) Hedge funds
13 153 (1.20%) Private Cloud
14 142 (1.11%) Algorithms
15 141 (1.11%) Blog
16 131 (1.03%) Fixed Income
17 122 (0.96%) Derivative
18 121 (0.95%) Data Structures
19 119 (0.93%) Clustering
20 99 (0.78%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2,641 (20.70%) Windows
2 1,354 (10.61%) Windows Server
3 1,175 (9.21%) Linux
4 409 (3.21%) Windows 10
5 337 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 298 (2.34%) Windows Server 2016
7 246 (1.93%) Unix
8 185 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
9 177 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 147 (1.15%) Android
11 134 (1.05%) Apple iOS
12 112 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 103 (0.81%) CentOS
14 102 (0.80%) Windows 7
15 85 (0.67%) Ubuntu
16 43 (0.34%) Mac OS X
17 41 (0.32%) VMS
18 40 (0.31%) Mac OS
19 30 (0.24%) Windows 8
20 16 (0.13%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,630 (36.29%) DevOps
2 4,551 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1,682 (13.18%) Microservices
4 1,533 (12.02%) Software Engineering
5 1,384 (10.85%) Scrum
6 1,187 (9.30%) Analytics
7 1,186 (9.30%) MVC
8 1,121 (8.79%) TDD
9 1,077 (8.44%) Migration
10 1,072 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
11 1,046 (8.20%) Test Automation
12 1,026 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
13 1,005 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
14 899 (7.05%) Mentoring
15 883 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 775 (6.07%) Infrastructure as Code
17 675 (5.29%) ITIL
18 650 (5.09%) SDLC
19 645 (5.06%) Fintech
20 620 (4.86%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3,826 (29.99%) C#
2 3,813 (29.89%) SQL
3 2,804 (21.98%) JavaScript
4 2,088 (16.37%) Python
5 1,659 (13.00%) PowerShell
6 1,464 (11.48%) Java
7 694 (5.44%) TypeScript
8 595 (4.66%) T-SQL
9 414 (3.25%) Bash Shell
10 365 (2.86%) Go
11 282 (2.21%) R
12 269 (2.11%) C++
13 265 (2.08%) PHP
14 260 (2.04%) Ruby
15 192 (1.50%) Scala
16 169 (1.32%) C
17 136 (1.07%) Shell Script
18 123 (0.96%) PL/SQL
19 104 (0.82%) Kotlin
20 86 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 887 (6.95%) Degree
2 483 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 440 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 341 (2.67%) SC Cleared
5 311 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
6 221 (1.73%) MCSE
7 212 (1.66%) CCNA
8 197 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 195 (1.53%) CISSP
10 133 (1.04%) CISM
11 118 (0.92%) MCSA
12 105 (0.82%) CCNP
13 84 (0.66%) AWS Certification
14 70 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 68 (0.53%) ISTQB
16 67 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
17 57 (0.45%) PhD
18 55 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
19 50 (0.39%) ISEB
20 45 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 492 (3.86%) QA
2 299 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 276 (2.16%) SLA
4 217 (1.70%) GDPR
5 130 (1.02%) NIST
6 126 (0.99%) Data Quality
7 82 (0.64%) PCI DSS
8 52 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
9 26 (0.20%) PMO
10 25 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 22 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 21 (0.16%) COBIT
12 21 (0.16%) HIPAA
13 18 (0.14%) NCSC
14 15 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 15 (0.12%) ITGC
15 14 (0.11%) WAI
16 13 (0.10%) ISO 9001
17 10 (0.078%) NIST 800
18 9 (0.071%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,905 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 1,779 (13.94%) Docker
3 936 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 630 (4.94%) Hyper-V
5 163 (1.28%) vSphere
6 133 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
7 128 (1.00%) XenApp
8 124 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
9 101 (0.79%) XenDesktop
10 75 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
11 62 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
12 48 (0.38%) HDFS
13 32 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 29 (0.23%) Firmware
15 28 (0.22%) Xen
16 26 (0.20%) BitLocker
17 19 (0.15%) VMware NSX
17 19 (0.15%) VMware Server
18 15 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 15 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,828 (14.33%) Kubernetes
2 1,493 (11.70%) Terraform
3 934 (7.32%) Ansible
4 546 (4.28%) Puppet
5 474 (3.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 433 (3.39%) SCCM
7 419 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
8 154 (1.21%) Grafana
9 136 (1.07%) Prometheus
10 95 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
11 77 (0.60%) Nagios
12 74 (0.58%) SCOM
13 64 (0.50%) WSUS
14 58 (0.45%) Packer
15 50 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
16 47 (0.37%) SCVMM
17 45 (0.35%) vCenter Server
18 44 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
19 39 (0.31%) Backup Exec
20 36 (0.28%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4,655 (36.49%) Microsoft
2 1,510 (11.84%) VMware
3 832 (6.52%) Google
4 767 (6.01%) Oracle
5 653 (5.12%) Cisco
6 462 (3.62%) Citrix
7 364 (2.85%) Databricks
8 239 (1.87%) Veeam
9 212 (1.66%) Red Hat
10 204 (1.60%) SAP
11 180 (1.41%) IBM
12 172 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
13 162 (1.27%) Dell
14 149 (1.17%) HP
15 122 (0.96%) CheckPoint
16 121 (0.95%) Meraki
17 120 (0.94%) EnterpriseDB
18 118 (0.92%) NetApp
19 114 (0.89%) SolarWinds
20 108 (0.85%) Xamarin