Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +11
Permanent jobs citing Azure 3,366 1,636 1,425
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 24.01% 21.85% 18.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 51.63% 51.41% 51.84%
Number of salaries quoted 6,122 2,994 2,639
Median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% - +6.90%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +9.52%

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 6,519 3,182 2,749
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 46.50% 42.50% 35.32%
Number of salaries quoted 5,804 2,802 2,411
Median annual salary £57,000 £60,000 £61,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -2.44% +6.96%
10th Percentile £33,962 £36,250 £36,200
90th Percentile £88,750 £95,000 £93,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 5 March 2021.

Azure salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, 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 1,357 (40.31%) DevOps
2 1,346 (39.99%) Microsoft
3 1,193 (35.44%) AWS
4 1,120 (33.27%) Agile Software Development
5 1,038 (30.84%) SQL
6 1,009 (29.98%) .NET
7 971 (28.85%) C#
8 865 (25.70%) JavaScript
9 769 (22.85%) Windows
10 670 (19.90%) SQL Server
11 562 (16.70%) Docker
12 556 (16.52%) AngularJS
13 546 (16.22%) Kubernetes
14 544 (16.16%) Software Engineering
15 530 (15.75%) GCP
15 530 (15.75%) Microsoft 365
16 515 (15.30%) Python
17 498 (14.80%) React
18 459 (13.64%) Active Directory
19 453 (13.46%) Finance
20 436 (12.95%) Microservices
21 400 (11.88%) .NET Core
22 382 (11.35%) Migration
23 381 (11.32%) Terraform
24 360 (10.70%) VMware
25 350 (10.40%) Scrum
26 341 (10.13%) PowerShell
26 341 (10.13%) Infrastructure as Code
27 335 (9.95%) Git (software)
28 334 (9.92%) TDD

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
1 222 (6.60%) SharePoint
2 91 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 80 (2.38%) IIS
4 73 (2.17%) Apache Spark
4 73 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
5 58 (1.72%) CMS
6 49 (1.46%) Confluence
7 47 (1.40%) Umbraco
8 29 (0.86%) WordPress
9 28 (0.83%) Skype for Business
10 27 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
11 21 (0.62%) Kentico
12 19 (0.56%) EPiServer
13 18 (0.53%) OpenStack
14 15 (0.45%) NServiceBus
15 14 (0.42%) Apache
16 12 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
17 9 (0.27%) nginx
18 8 (0.24%) Drupal
18 8 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 72 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (0.24%) InVision
4 8 (0.24%) Sketch
5 7 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.089%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.030%) Figma
9 1 (0.030%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 31 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.42%) nopCommerce
3 12 (0.36%) R3 Corda
4 9 (0.27%) Workfront
5 8 (0.24%) Magento
6 7 (0.21%) Sentinel
7 5 (0.15%) Maximo
8 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.12%) Shopify
9 3 (0.089%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.089%) Elite 3E
10 2 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.030%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.030%) Oracle 11i
11 1 (0.030%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.030%) Payment Gateway
11 1 (0.030%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.030%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 1,193 (35.44%) AWS
2 530 (15.75%) GCP
2 530 (15.75%) Microsoft 365
3 313 (9.30%) PaaS
4 297 (8.82%) SaaS
5 276 (8.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 276 (8.20%) IaaS
6 243 (7.22%) Power Platform
7 238 (7.07%) Serverless
8 84 (2.50%) Azure Data Factory
9 81 (2.41%) Azure Functions
10 73 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
11 72 (2.14%) GitHub
12 62 (1.84%) Logic Apps
13 59 (1.75%) PowerApps
14 54 (1.60%) OneDrive
15 52 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
16 47 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
17 45 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
18 36 (1.07%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 135 (4.01%) Firewall
2 129 (3.83%) DNS
3 76 (2.26%) WAN
4 73 (2.17%) Internet
5 71 (2.11%) SAN
6 62 (1.84%) DHCP
7 61 (1.81%) LAN
8 56 (1.66%) VPN
9 51 (1.52%) TCP/IP
10 39 (1.16%) Skype
11 31 (0.92%) VLAN
12 30 (0.89%) Network Security
13 27 (0.80%) VoIP
14 23 (0.68%) Unified Communications
15 22 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
16 20 (0.59%) HTTP
17 18 (0.53%) NAS
18 16 (0.48%) NetScaler
19 14 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
20 13 (0.39%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 670 (19.90%) SQL Server
2 198 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 186 (5.53%) Power BI
4 175 (5.20%) MongoDB
5 155 (4.60%) Azure SQL Database
6 150 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
7 125 (3.71%) Big Data
8 120 (3.57%) MySQL
9 118 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
10 84 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 69 (2.05%) Data Lake
12 68 (2.02%) Relational Database
13 67 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 65 (1.93%) Hadoop
15 51 (1.52%) Tableau
16 49 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 46 (1.37%) Apache Hive
17 46 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
18 43 (1.28%) Redis
19 40 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 335 (9.95%) Git (software)
2 215 (6.39%) Jenkins
3 111 (3.30%) Visual Studio
4 110 (3.27%) JIRA
5 82 (2.44%) GitLab
6 77 (2.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 75 (2.23%) TeamCity
8 64 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 61 (1.81%) Selenium
10 50 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 48 (1.43%) Bitbucket
12 46 (1.37%) Maven
13 35 (1.04%) SpecFlow
14 31 (0.92%) Cypress.io
15 28 (0.83%) NUnit
16 27 (0.80%) JUnit
17 25 (0.74%) Gradle
17 25 (0.74%) Postman
18 19 (0.56%) webpack
19 18 (0.53%) git-flow
General
1 453 (13.46%) Finance
2 127 (3.77%) Public Sector
3 84 (2.50%) Games
3 84 (2.50%) Retail
4 78 (2.32%) Marketing
5 67 (1.99%) Law
6 43 (1.28%) Banking
7 23 (0.68%) Telecoms
8 22 (0.65%) Advertising
8 22 (0.65%) Legal
9 21 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.53%) Automotive
10 18 (0.53%) Publishing
11 16 (0.48%) Billing
12 13 (0.39%) Electronics
13 9 (0.27%) Military
14 7 (0.21%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.21%) Front Office
15 6 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,145 (34.02%) Developer
2 406 (12.06%) Azure Engineer
3 329 (9.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 309 (9.18%) .NET Developer
5 287 (8.53%) Architect
6 243 (7.22%) Senior Developer
7 240 (7.13%) C# Developer
8 230 (6.83%) Consultant
9 229 (6.80%) Software Engineer
10 200 (5.94%) Full Stack Developer
11 171 (5.08%) Software Developer
12 161 (4.78%) Platform Engineer
13 155 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 149 (4.43%) React Developer
15 140 (4.16%) Cloud Engineer
16 132 (3.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 124 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
18 115 (3.42%) Analyst
19 111 (3.30%) Azure Developer
20 98 (2.91%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,009 (29.98%) .NET
2 556 (16.52%) AngularJS
3 498 (14.80%) React
4 400 (11.88%) .NET Core
5 329 (9.77%) CSS
6 325 (9.66%) HTML
7 308 (9.15%) ASP.NET
8 274 (8.14%) Web Services
9 238 (7.07%) Node.js
10 229 (6.80%) Vue.js
11 198 (5.88%) .NET Framework
12 182 (5.41%) REST
13 152 (4.52%) RESTful
14 148 (4.40%) ASP.NET Web API
15 136 (4.04%) ASP.NET MVC
16 119 (3.54%) Kafka
17 117 (3.48%) HTML5
18 111 (3.30%) React Native
18 111 (3.30%) Spring
19 109 (3.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 186 (5.53%) Public Cloud
2 163 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
3 152 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 126 (3.74%) Data Centre
5 118 (3.51%) User Experience
6 114 (3.39%) Mobile App
7 99 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 93 (2.76%) Cloud Native
9 89 (2.64%) Blog
10 67 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
11 58 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
12 54 (1.60%) Management Information System
13 46 (1.37%) Private Cloud
14 37 (1.10%) Virtual Team
15 35 (1.04%) Algorithms
16 30 (0.89%) NHS
17 27 (0.80%) Clustering
18 24 (0.71%) Internet of Things
19 22 (0.65%) PKI
20 20 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 769 (22.85%) Windows
2 319 (9.48%) Linux
3 310 (9.21%) Windows Server
4 147 (4.37%) Windows 10
5 62 (1.84%) Unix
5 62 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (1.69%) Windows Server 2016
7 55 (1.63%) Android
8 51 (1.52%) Apple iOS
9 50 (1.49%) Windows Server 2019
10 35 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (0.51%) VMS
13 13 (0.39%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.33%) CentOS
15 7 (0.21%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.15%) SUSE
17 4 (0.12%) Debian
17 4 (0.12%) Windows 7
18 2 (0.059%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,357 (40.31%) DevOps
2 1,120 (33.27%) Agile Software Development
3 544 (16.16%) Software Engineering
4 436 (12.95%) Microservices
5 382 (11.35%) Migration
6 350 (10.40%) Scrum
7 341 (10.13%) Infrastructure as Code
8 334 (9.92%) TDD
9 329 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
10 292 (8.67%) MVC
11 232 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
12 226 (6.71%) Fintech
13 224 (6.65%) Mentoring
14 214 (6.36%) Presales
15 204 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
16 194 (5.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 192 (5.70%) Analytics
18 171 (5.08%) SDLC
19 164 (4.87%) Data Security
19 164 (4.87%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,038 (30.84%) SQL
2 971 (28.85%) C#
3 865 (25.70%) JavaScript
4 515 (15.30%) Python
5 341 (10.13%) PowerShell
6 312 (9.27%) TypeScript
7 275 (8.17%) Java
8 137 (4.07%) T-SQL
9 96 (2.85%) Bash Shell
10 89 (2.64%) Go
11 71 (2.11%) PHP
12 55 (1.63%) ES6
13 35 (1.04%) C++
14 32 (0.95%) Ruby
15 29 (0.86%) C
16 20 (0.59%) ES7
16 20 (0.59%) Scala
17 18 (0.53%) Kotlin
17 18 (0.53%) VB.NET
18 16 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 204 (6.06%) Degree
2 186 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 152 (4.52%) Security Cleared
4 140 (4.16%) SC Cleared
5 88 (2.61%) MCSE
6 54 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 41 (1.22%) CCNA
9 34 (1.01%) CISSP
10 22 (0.65%) AWS Certification
11 21 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
12 20 (0.59%) CISM
13 19 (0.56%) MCSA
13 19 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 17 (0.51%) CCNP
15 16 (0.48%) PMI Certification
16 11 (0.33%) ISEB
17 10 (0.30%) ISTQB
17 10 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
18 9 (0.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (3.71%) QA
2 59 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (1.25%) SLA
4 33 (0.98%) GDPR
5 32 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 30 (0.89%) NIST
7 18 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.42%) WAI
9 13 (0.39%) PMO
10 11 (0.33%) NCSC
11 8 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 5 (0.15%) COBIT
13 5 (0.15%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.15%) ITGC
14 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 562 (16.70%) Docker
2 459 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 213 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 167 (4.96%) Hyper-V
5 33 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
7 21 (0.62%) vSphere
7 21 (0.62%) XenApp
8 20 (0.59%) XenDesktop
9 19 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.36%) VMware NSX
11 11 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (0.33%) vCloud
11 11 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.24%) HDFS
13 8 (0.24%) VMware Server
13 8 (0.24%) Xen
14 7 (0.21%) Firmware
15 4 (0.12%) NDS
Systems Management
1 546 (16.22%) Kubernetes
2 381 (11.32%) Terraform
3 176 (5.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 170 (5.05%) Ansible
5 152 (4.52%) SCCM
6 102 (3.03%) Puppet
7 86 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
8 29 (0.86%) Grafana
8 29 (0.86%) Istio
9 24 (0.71%) Prometheus
10 22 (0.65%) SCVMM
10 22 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
11 16 (0.48%) SCOM
12 14 (0.42%) Rancher
12 14 (0.42%) Salt
12 14 (0.42%) vCenter Server
12 14 (0.42%) vRealize
13 13 (0.39%) MIIS
13 13 (0.39%) Nagios
14 12 (0.36%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1,346 (39.99%) Microsoft
2 360 (10.70%) VMware
3 307 (9.12%) Oracle
4 167 (4.96%) Google
5 145 (4.31%) EnterpriseDB
6 117 (3.48%) Citrix
7 113 (3.36%) Cisco
8 72 (2.14%) Databricks
9 62 (1.84%) Veeam
10 50 (1.49%) NetApp
11 48 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
12 42 (1.25%) IBM
13 40 (1.19%) SAP
14 33 (0.98%) EMC
14 33 (0.98%) ServiceNow
15 32 (0.95%) Dell
15 32 (0.95%) HP
16 29 (0.86%) Red Hat
17 28 (0.83%) Sitecore
18 26 (0.77%) Sophos