Period
to 4 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 4 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 7 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 +17
Permanent jobs citing Azure 664 660 595
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 25.30% 15.98% 12.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 54.12% 49.03% 47.22%
Number of salaries quoted 744 645 574
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £71,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,100
% change year-on-year -5.00% +10.86% +0.22%

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 advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,227 1,346 1,260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 46.74% 32.60% 26.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,081 1,135 1,062
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in West Yorkshire

Azure
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Azure in West Yorkshire

Azure
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 4 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Azure in West Yorkshire

Azure
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 4 March 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
Leeds +4 530 £49,500 -1.00% 126
Bradford +7 53 £50,377 -16.04% 7
Wakefield +10 27 £44,000 +17.33% 7
Huddersfield +10 13 £31,000 -40.95% 3
Halifax +5 7 £73,750 -1.67% 6
Castleford +5 4 £40,000 -5.88%
Pontefract +2 4 £40,500 -4.71%
Otley 0 3 - -
Sowerby Bridge - 3 £43,200 -
Cleckheaton - 2 £23,500 -
Brighouse - 2 £42,500 -
Wetherby +13 1 £50,000 +21.21%
Batley - 1 £52,500 -
Keighley - 1 £40,000 -
Azure
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Azure.

1 246 (37.05%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (36.30%) AWS
3 230 (34.64%) Microsoft
4 204 (30.72%) C#
5 202 (30.42%) DevOps
6 180 (27.11%) SQL
7 170 (25.60%) JavaScript
8 160 (24.10%) .NET
9 159 (23.95%) Windows
10 130 (19.58%) SQL Server
11 120 (18.07%) Microsoft 365
12 107 (16.11%) Docker
12 107 (16.11%) Python
13 104 (15.66%) Windows Server
14 98 (14.76%) Active Directory
15 89 (13.40%) Kubernetes
16 88 (13.25%) VMware
17 84 (12.65%) PowerShell
18 81 (12.20%) CSS
19 80 (12.05%) Terraform
19 80 (12.05%) Infrastructure as Code
20 78 (11.75%) HTML
21 72 (10.84%) MVC
22 69 (10.39%) Analytics
23 68 (10.24%) AngularJS
23 68 (10.24%) Migration
24 67 (10.09%) Java
25 65 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
25 65 (9.79%) GCP
26 64 (9.64%) Vue.js

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 29 (4.37%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.31%) Apache Spark
3 21 (3.16%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.96%) CMS
5 12 (1.81%) IIS
6 9 (1.36%) WordPress
7 8 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.20%) Jadu
8 7 (1.05%) Apache
9 6 (0.90%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.60%) Apache Synapse
10 4 (0.60%) Confluence
10 4 (0.60%) Headless CMS
11 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.45%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.30%) Kentico
12 2 (0.30%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.15%) DNN
13 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (1.36%) Sentinel
2 7 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.30%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.30%) SAP CAR
3 2 (0.30%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 241 (36.30%) AWS
2 120 (18.07%) Microsoft 365
3 65 (9.79%) GCP
4 43 (6.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (5.27%) Power Platform
6 30 (4.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 26 (3.92%) Pulumi
8 24 (3.61%) Datadog
9 23 (3.46%) OneDrive
10 19 (2.86%) Serverless
11 18 (2.71%) IaaS
12 16 (2.41%) PaaS
12 16 (2.41%) SaaS
13 12 (1.81%) Azure Data Factory
14 11 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
15 7 (1.05%) Azure Functions
15 7 (1.05%) NuGet
16 6 (0.90%) Power Automate
17 5 (0.75%) Azure Stack
17 5 (0.75%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 63 (9.49%) Firewall
2 46 (6.93%) DNS
3 23 (3.46%) SAN
4 21 (3.16%) DHCP
5 18 (2.71%) TCP/IP
6 15 (2.26%) WAN
7 14 (2.11%) LAN
7 14 (2.11%) Wireless
8 10 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
8 10 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
8 10 (1.51%) VLAN
9 8 (1.20%) VPN
10 6 (0.90%) NAS
11 4 (0.60%) MPLS
11 4 (0.60%) Network Security
11 4 (0.60%) SSL
12 3 (0.45%) HTTP
12 3 (0.45%) Skype
13 2 (0.30%) Cisco Firepower
14 1 (0.15%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (19.58%) SQL Server
2 60 (9.04%) Data Warehouse
3 45 (6.78%) Azure SQL Database
4 44 (6.63%) MySQL
5 42 (6.33%) Cosmos DB
6 41 (6.17%) MongoDB
7 33 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 32 (4.82%) Power BI
9 31 (4.67%) Data Lake
9 31 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (4.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (3.77%) Big Data
11 25 (3.77%) Redis
12 24 (3.61%) MariaDB
12 24 (3.61%) NoSQL
13 23 (3.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (2.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 11 (1.66%) Amazon Redshift
16 10 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 63 (9.49%) Git (software)
2 41 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (5.12%) Jenkins
4 33 (4.97%) Selenium
5 29 (4.37%) SpecFlow
6 21 (3.16%) Visual Studio
7 20 (3.01%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (1.66%) JIRA
9 10 (1.51%) GitLab
10 9 (1.36%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.90%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.90%) webpack
12 5 (0.75%) JMeter
12 5 (0.75%) NUnit
12 5 (0.75%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.60%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.60%) gulp
13 4 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (0.45%) Babel
14 3 (0.45%) git-flow
General
1 36 (5.42%) Finance
2 30 (4.52%) Public Sector
3 23 (3.46%) Retail
4 18 (2.71%) Games
5 10 (1.51%) Marketing
6 5 (0.75%) Automotive
6 5 (0.75%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.60%) Banking
8 3 (0.45%) Electronics
8 3 (0.45%) Legal
8 3 (0.45%) Local Government
9 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.30%) Social Housing
10 1 (0.15%) Advertising
10 1 (0.15%) Back Office
10 1 (0.15%) Billing
10 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Law
10 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 164 (24.70%) Developer
2 88 (13.25%) Azure Engineer
3 78 (11.75%) Architect
4 56 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 56 (8.43%) Senior Developer
5 48 (7.23%) .NET Developer
5 48 (7.23%) DevOps Engineer
6 42 (6.33%) Analyst
7 34 (5.12%) Platform Engineer
8 33 (4.97%) Software Engineer
9 32 (4.82%) Software Developer
10 29 (4.37%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 29 (4.37%) C# Developer
10 29 (4.37%) Data Engineer
11 27 (4.07%) Security Architect
12 26 (3.92%) Azure DevOps
13 25 (3.77%) Azure Architect
14 23 (3.46%) Cloud Engineer
15 21 (3.16%) Data Architect
15 21 (3.16%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (24.10%) .NET
2 81 (12.20%) CSS
3 78 (11.75%) HTML
4 68 (10.24%) AngularJS
5 64 (9.64%) Vue.js
6 61 (9.19%) .NET Core
7 56 (8.43%) .NET Framework
8 55 (8.28%) React
9 42 (6.33%) ASP.NET
10 35 (5.27%) Node.js
11 32 (4.82%) Web Services
12 26 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
14 18 (2.71%) Laravel
15 17 (2.56%) HTML5
15 17 (2.56%) REST
15 17 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 15 (2.26%) Kafka
16 15 (2.26%) XML
17 14 (2.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.12%) Enterprise Software
2 34 (5.12%) Linux Command Line
3 30 (4.52%) Mobile App
4 26 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (2.71%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.41%) Cyberthreat
7 16 (2.41%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.96%) Cyberattack
9 12 (1.81%) User Experience
10 11 (1.66%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.20%) NHS
12 7 (1.05%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.05%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.60%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.45%) Cloud Native
15 2 (0.30%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 159 (23.95%) Windows
2 104 (15.66%) Windows Server
3 28 (4.22%) Linux
4 21 (3.16%) Windows 10
5 16 (2.41%) Windows Server 2019
6 14 (2.11%) VMS
7 11 (1.66%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.90%) Unix
9 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.60%) Android
10 4 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (37.05%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (30.42%) DevOps
3 80 (12.05%) Infrastructure as Code
4 72 (10.84%) MVC
5 69 (10.39%) Analytics
6 68 (10.24%) Migration
7 65 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
8 64 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 61 (9.19%) Mentoring
10 60 (9.04%) Software Engineering
11 58 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
12 53 (7.98%) TDD
12 53 (7.98%) Unit Testing
13 50 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
14 46 (6.93%) Test Automation
15 45 (6.78%) Configuration Management
16 40 (6.02%) Scrum
17 33 (4.97%) Threat Intelligence
18 32 (4.82%) Coaching
18 32 (4.82%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 204 (30.72%) C#
2 180 (27.11%) SQL
3 170 (25.60%) JavaScript
4 107 (16.11%) Python
5 84 (12.65%) PowerShell
6 67 (10.09%) Java
7 54 (8.13%) Go
8 53 (7.98%) PHP
9 49 (7.38%) Ruby
10 38 (5.72%) T-SQL
10 38 (5.72%) TypeScript
11 35 (5.27%) Bash Shell
12 31 (4.67%) Scala
13 28 (4.22%) Groovy
14 21 (3.16%) C++
14 21 (3.16%) Kotlin
15 7 (1.05%) C
15 7 (1.05%) VB
16 5 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (1.96%) Degree
2 12 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (1.81%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.20%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.60%) A+ Certification
4 4 (0.60%) CCNA
4 4 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (0.60%) HNC
4 4 (0.60%) MCDST
4 4 (0.60%) MCSE
5 3 (0.45%) CCNP
5 3 (0.45%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.45%) MCSA
6 2 (0.30%) CISM
6 2 (0.30%) CISSP
6 2 (0.30%) CRISC
7 1 (0.15%) ISEB
7 1 (0.15%) MCP
7 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.71%) QA
2 16 (2.41%) SLA
3 9 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.90%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (0.75%) GDPR
7 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 107 (16.11%) Docker
2 98 (14.76%) Active Directory
3 49 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (4.97%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.30%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 89 (13.40%) Kubernetes
2 80 (12.05%) Terraform
3 38 (5.72%) Ansible
4 37 (5.57%) Puppet
5 35 (5.27%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (3.61%) Grafana
6 24 (3.61%) Prometheus
7 15 (2.26%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (2.11%) vCenter Server
9 13 (1.96%) WSUS
10 10 (1.51%) SCCM
11 6 (0.90%) SCOM
12 5 (0.75%) PaperCut
13 4 (0.60%) Istio
13 4 (0.60%) Nagios
13 4 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 3 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
14 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 3 (0.45%) SCVMM
14 3 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 230 (34.64%) Microsoft
2 88 (13.25%) VMware
3 34 (5.12%) Oracle
4 30 (4.52%) New Relic
5 28 (4.22%) Databricks
6 26 (3.92%) SaltStack
7 22 (3.31%) EnterpriseDB
8 18 (2.71%) Dell
9 13 (1.96%) Cisco
9 13 (1.96%) Veeam
10 11 (1.66%) Dell Compellent
11 10 (1.51%) Splunk
12 8 (1.20%) SAP
12 8 (1.20%) Xamarin
13 7 (1.05%) Dynatrace
13 7 (1.05%) Google
14 6 (0.90%) SolarWinds
14 6 (0.90%) SonicWALL
14 6 (0.90%) Zerto
15 5 (0.75%) WatchGuard