Period
to 20 September 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 4 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8 +8
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,264 1,509 1,201
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 23.31% 18.95% 15.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 51.85% 46.76% 42.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2,358 2,808 2,159
Median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,875 £80,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 WFH option and a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,438 3,227 2,846
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 44.96% 40.52% 36.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,181 2,892 2,482
Median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

Azure
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Azure trend for jobs with a WFH option

Azure
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Azure.

Azure salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Azure
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Azure over the 6 months to 20 September 2020.

Azure salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 20 September 2020, Azure job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Azure.

1 520 (41.14%) Microsoft
2 502 (39.72%) .NET
3 471 (37.26%) C#
4 430 (34.02%) DevOps
5 426 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
6 384 (30.38%) AWS
7 339 (26.82%) SQL
8 306 (24.21%) JavaScript
9 268 (21.20%) SQL Server
9 268 (21.20%) Windows
10 260 (20.57%) .NET Core
11 250 (19.78%) AngularJS
12 232 (18.35%) Office 365
13 222 (17.56%) Microservices
14 220 (17.41%) Active Directory
15 202 (15.98%) ASP.NET
16 191 (15.11%) MVC
17 181 (14.32%) Kubernetes
18 177 (14.00%) Scrum
18 177 (14.00%) Docker
19 173 (13.69%) Finance
20 165 (13.05%) TDD
21 162 (12.82%) React
22 156 (12.34%) PowerShell
23 143 (11.31%) Python
24 142 (11.23%) ASP.NET Web API
25 139 (11.00%) VMware
26 136 (10.76%) Web Services
27 135 (10.68%) Software Engineering
28 131 (10.36%) Windows Server

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 80 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 38 (3.01%) IIS
3 37 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
4 35 (2.77%) Skype for Business
5 25 (1.98%) Confluence
5 25 (1.98%) MS Exchange
6 20 (1.58%) CMS
7 15 (1.19%) NServiceBus
8 12 (0.95%) Apache Spark
8 12 (0.95%) WordPress
9 10 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.71%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
12 7 (0.55%) Jadu
12 7 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.40%) Apache
14 5 (0.40%) Luigi
14 5 (0.40%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.24%) Apache Synapse
Applications
1 30 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.079%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 40 (3.16%) R3 Corda
2 25 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (1.82%) Distributed Ledger
4 7 (0.55%) Maximo
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.24%) Magento
5 3 (0.24%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.24%) Shopify
6 2 (0.16%) Workfront
7 1 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 384 (30.38%) AWS
2 232 (18.35%) Office 365
3 129 (10.21%) Power Platform
4 123 (9.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 119 (9.41%) SaaS
6 108 (8.54%) GCP
7 104 (8.23%) IaaS
8 103 (8.15%) PaaS
9 62 (4.91%) Serverless
10 43 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
11 35 (2.77%) PowerApps
12 29 (2.29%) Azure Functions
12 29 (2.29%) Logic Apps
13 28 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
14 25 (1.98%) OneDrive
15 22 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
16 18 (1.42%) Power Automate
17 17 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
17 17 (1.34%) Slack
18 16 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 72 (5.70%) DNS
2 60 (4.75%) Firewall
3 40 (3.16%) Skype
3 40 (3.16%) VPN
4 39 (3.09%) WAN
5 36 (2.85%) DHCP
5 36 (2.85%) LAN
6 35 (2.77%) SAN
7 33 (2.61%) Internet
8 29 (2.29%) TCP/IP
9 23 (1.82%) Network Security
10 21 (1.66%) NetScaler
10 21 (1.66%) Unified Communications
11 20 (1.58%) HTTP
12 16 (1.27%) VoIP
13 15 (1.19%) VLAN
14 13 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
16 7 (0.55%) Intranet
16 7 (0.55%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (21.20%) SQL Server
2 84 (6.65%) Power BI
3 65 (5.14%) Azure SQL Database
4 62 (4.91%) NoSQL
5 59 (4.67%) MongoDB
6 52 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 37 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
9 36 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (2.14%) Blockchain
11 25 (1.98%) Big Data
11 25 (1.98%) MySQL
12 22 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (1.42%) Cosmos DB
13 18 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
14 17 (1.34%) SQL Server 2019
15 16 (1.27%) Data Lake
15 16 (1.27%) Relational Database
16 15 (1.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 118 (9.34%) Git (software)
2 47 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 46 (3.64%) Jenkins
4 43 (3.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 41 (3.24%) JIRA
6 40 (3.16%) Visual Studio
7 36 (2.85%) Selenium
8 35 (2.77%) TeamCity
9 25 (1.98%) NUnit
10 23 (1.82%) IntelliJ
11 21 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
12 20 (1.58%) SpecFlow
13 19 (1.50%) GitLab
14 14 (1.11%) Cucumber
15 10 (0.79%) Cypress.io
16 9 (0.71%) Subversion
17 8 (0.63%) WebDriver
18 7 (0.55%) Postman
18 7 (0.55%) SonarQube
19 6 (0.47%) JUnit
General
1 173 (13.69%) Finance
2 53 (4.19%) Public Sector
3 30 (2.37%) Marketing
4 24 (1.90%) Banking
4 24 (1.90%) Games
5 21 (1.66%) Retail
6 19 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.03%) Electronics
9 12 (0.95%) Advertising
9 12 (0.95%) Law
10 7 (0.55%) Front Office
10 7 (0.55%) Publishing
11 6 (0.47%) Local Government
12 5 (0.40%) Back Office
12 5 (0.40%) French Language
12 5 (0.40%) German Language
13 4 (0.32%) Automotive
13 4 (0.32%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.32%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 502 (39.72%) Developer
2 199 (15.74%) .NET Developer
3 135 (10.68%) C# Developer
4 126 (9.97%) Senior Developer
5 110 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 108 (8.54%) Architect
7 100 (7.91%) Consultant
8 92 (7.28%) C# .NET Developer
9 80 (6.33%) Azure Engineer
10 79 (6.25%) Software Developer
11 68 (5.38%) Azure Developer
12 51 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 50 (3.96%) Full Stack Developer
14 48 (3.80%) Angular Developer
14 48 (3.80%) Software Engineer
15 47 (3.72%) Lead Developer
16 46 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
17 45 (3.56%) Analyst
17 45 (3.56%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 44 (3.48%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 502 (39.72%) .NET
2 260 (20.57%) .NET Core
3 250 (19.78%) AngularJS
4 202 (15.98%) ASP.NET
5 162 (12.82%) React
6 142 (11.23%) ASP.NET Web API
7 136 (10.76%) Web Services
8 126 (9.97%) CSS
9 121 (9.57%) HTML
10 119 (9.41%) .NET Framework
11 102 (8.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 88 (6.96%) REST
13 66 (5.22%) jQuery
14 59 (4.67%) RESTful
15 57 (4.51%) Entity Framework
16 56 (4.43%) ASP.NET Core
17 47 (3.72%) JSON
17 47 (3.72%) Node.js
18 46 (3.64%) HTML5
19 45 (3.56%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 83 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (5.78%) Data Centre
3 54 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
4 51 (4.03%) Public Cloud
5 36 (2.85%) Cloud Native
5 36 (2.85%) Mobile App
5 36 (2.85%) User Experience
6 34 (2.69%) Hybrid Cloud
7 20 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (1.50%) NHS
9 15 (1.19%) Clustering
9 15 (1.19%) Virtual Team
10 12 (0.95%) Management Information System
11 11 (0.87%) PlayStation
11 11 (0.87%) Private Cloud
12 10 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (0.71%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.71%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (0.63%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 268 (21.20%) Windows
2 131 (10.36%) Windows Server
3 124 (9.81%) Linux
4 57 (4.51%) Windows 10
5 25 (1.98%) Unix
6 24 (1.90%) Apple iOS
7 23 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (1.74%) Android
9 19 (1.50%) VMS
10 17 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (1.03%) Windows Server 2019
12 12 (0.95%) Windows Server 2016
13 8 (0.63%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.47%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.47%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.40%) Debian
16 4 (0.32%) CentOS
17 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (34.02%) DevOps
2 426 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (17.56%) Microservices
4 191 (15.11%) MVC
5 177 (14.00%) Scrum
6 165 (13.05%) TDD
7 135 (10.68%) Software Engineering
8 118 (9.34%) Business Intelligence
9 114 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
10 113 (8.94%) Fintech
11 98 (7.75%) Mentoring
12 95 (7.52%) Analytics
13 87 (6.88%) Migration
14 78 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 78 (6.17%) Test Automation
15 77 (6.09%) Web Development
16 71 (5.62%) BDD
17 70 (5.54%) Problem-Solving
18 69 (5.46%) Presales
19 67 (5.30%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 471 (37.26%) C#
2 339 (26.82%) SQL
3 306 (24.21%) JavaScript
4 156 (12.34%) PowerShell
5 143 (11.31%) Python
6 101 (7.99%) Java
7 81 (6.41%) TypeScript
8 79 (6.25%) T-SQL
9 48 (3.80%) Kotlin
10 44 (3.48%) Bash Shell
11 30 (2.37%) PHP
12 24 (1.90%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.42%) Go
14 16 (1.27%) C++
15 15 (1.19%) C
15 15 (1.19%) Ruby
16 13 (1.03%) VB
17 8 (0.63%) Perl
18 7 (0.55%) F#
18 7 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 85 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (5.38%) Degree
3 30 (2.37%) Security Cleared
4 25 (1.98%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (1.50%) MCSE
8 15 (1.19%) CCNA
9 11 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
10 10 (0.79%) MCSA
11 9 (0.71%) PhD
12 8 (0.63%) MCPD
13 7 (0.55%) CCNP
14 6 (0.47%) CCSA
15 5 (0.40%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.40%) Master's Degree
16 4 (0.32%) CISSP
16 4 (0.32%) HPE ATP
16 4 (0.32%) MCDST
16 4 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.77%) QA
2 14 (1.11%) SLA
3 10 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.79%) NIST
4 8 (0.63%) GDPR
4 8 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.16%) PMO
7 1 (0.079%) COBIT
7 1 (0.079%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.079%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.079%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.079%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.079%) NCSC
7 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 220 (17.41%) Active Directory
2 177 (14.00%) Docker
3 77 (6.09%) Hyper-V
4 72 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (1.82%) vSphere
6 18 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (1.03%) XenApp
8 13 (1.03%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.79%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.63%) Firmware
11 4 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.24%) Ceph
13 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.16%) Squid
13 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 181 (14.32%) Kubernetes
2 129 (10.21%) Terraform
3 87 (6.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 77 (6.09%) Ansible
5 76 (6.01%) SCCM
6 42 (3.32%) Puppet
7 32 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (1.27%) SCVMM
9 15 (1.19%) Grafana
10 14 (1.11%) Prometheus
10 14 (1.11%) SCOM
11 8 (0.63%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
12 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (0.47%) Graylog
13 6 (0.47%) Rancher
13 6 (0.47%) vRealize
14 5 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (0.40%) Rundeck
15 4 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 520 (41.14%) Microsoft
2 139 (11.00%) VMware
3 57 (4.51%) Cisco
4 52 (4.11%) Citrix
5 44 (3.48%) Oracle
6 35 (2.77%) Google
7 26 (2.06%) NetApp
8 23 (1.82%) SAP
9 20 (1.58%) Tableau
10 19 (1.50%) Xamarin
11 15 (1.19%) Databricks
11 15 (1.19%) F5
11 15 (1.19%) Meraki
12 14 (1.11%) CheckPoint
12 14 (1.11%) HP
13 13 (1.03%) Juniper
14 12 (0.95%) IBM
15 11 (0.87%) Arista
15 11 (0.87%) EMC
15 11 (0.87%) Salesforce.com