Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 4 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +11
Permanent jobs citing Azure 4,690 1,332 1,427
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 23.85% 23.32% 17.97%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.24% 52.46% 46.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4,131 1,208 1,294
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £46,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% -8.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £91,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,000
% change year-on-year - +0.88% +3.64%

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 9,335 2,539 3,042
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 47.47% 44.46% 38.31%
Number of salaries quoted 7,997 2,202 2,718
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% -11.54% +13.04%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £92,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.88% +3.64% +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 15 June 2021.

Azure salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 1,957 (41.73%) DevOps
2 1,763 (37.59%) Microsoft
3 1,730 (36.89%) AWS
4 1,617 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
5 1,393 (29.70%) SQL
6 1,300 (27.72%) C#
7 1,284 (27.38%) .NET
8 1,052 (22.43%) JavaScript
9 941 (20.06%) Kubernetes
10 880 (18.76%) Windows
11 859 (18.32%) SQL Server
12 857 (18.27%) Docker
13 751 (16.01%) GCP
14 727 (15.50%) Microsoft 365
15 715 (15.25%) Software Engineering
16 708 (15.10%) Social Skills
17 685 (14.61%) Microservices
18 642 (13.69%) Active Directory
19 628 (13.39%) Python
20 616 (13.13%) Finance
21 607 (12.94%) AngularJS
22 591 (12.60%) React
23 572 (12.20%) Terraform
24 562 (11.98%) Scrum
25 553 (11.79%) Linux
26 550 (11.73%) .NET Core
27 542 (11.56%) Git (software)
28 509 (10.85%) Migration
29 505 (10.77%) PowerShell
30 460 (9.81%) Java

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
1 310 (6.61%) SharePoint
2 105 (2.24%) MS Exchange
3 94 (2.00%) CMS
3 94 (2.00%) IIS
4 90 (1.92%) Apache Spark
5 81 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
6 61 (1.30%) Umbraco
7 58 (1.24%) Confluence
8 40 (0.85%) Apache
9 33 (0.70%) EPiServer
10 32 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
11 28 (0.60%) nginx
11 28 (0.60%) OpenStack
11 28 (0.60%) WordPress
12 26 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
13 25 (0.53%) Kentico
14 18 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
15 15 (0.32%) Tomcat
16 14 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 74 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (0.13%) Zeplin
8 5 (0.11%) Sketch
9 4 (0.085%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.021%) InVision
10 1 (0.021%) Weka
Business Applications
1 60 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.92%) Sentinel
3 15 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 11 (0.23%) nopCommerce
5 7 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.15%) R3 Corda
6 5 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
6 5 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
6 5 (0.11%) Magento
7 4 (0.085%) Elite 3E
8 3 (0.064%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.064%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.064%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.064%) Workfront
9 2 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.043%) Maximo
9 2 (0.043%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.043%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.043%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,730 (36.89%) AWS
2 751 (16.01%) GCP
3 727 (15.50%) Microsoft 365
4 415 (8.85%) SaaS
5 386 (8.23%) PaaS
6 385 (8.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 377 (8.04%) IaaS
7 377 (8.04%) Power Platform
8 237 (5.05%) Serverless
9 130 (2.77%) Azure Data Factory
10 123 (2.62%) Dynamics 365
11 121 (2.58%) GitHub
12 106 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
13 96 (2.05%) Azure Service Bus
14 95 (2.03%) PowerApps
15 92 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
16 90 (1.92%) Azure Functions
17 89 (1.90%) Azure Sentinel
18 74 (1.58%) OneDrive
19 71 (1.51%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 231 (4.93%) Firewall
2 120 (2.56%) DNS
3 106 (2.26%) WAN
4 85 (1.81%) LAN
5 82 (1.75%) SAN
6 80 (1.71%) DHCP
7 72 (1.54%) VPN
8 68 (1.45%) TCP/IP
9 43 (0.92%) VLAN
10 40 (0.85%) Network Security
11 37 (0.79%) Internet
12 34 (0.72%) VoIP
13 29 (0.62%) Wireless
14 26 (0.55%) Unified Communications
15 25 (0.53%) SD-WAN
16 22 (0.47%) HTTP
17 21 (0.45%) MPLS
18 19 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
18 19 (0.41%) Skype
19 16 (0.34%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 859 (18.32%) SQL Server
2 290 (6.18%) NoSQL
2 290 (6.18%) Power BI
3 236 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
4 215 (4.58%) Big Data
5 187 (3.99%) Azure SQL Database
6 171 (3.65%) MongoDB
6 171 (3.65%) MySQL
7 152 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
8 144 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 140 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 107 (2.28%) Data Lake
11 105 (2.24%) Relational Database
12 103 (2.20%) Hadoop
13 77 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 65 (1.39%) GIS
15 62 (1.32%) Apache Hive
16 61 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 59 (1.26%) Redis
18 56 (1.19%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 542 (11.56%) Git (software)
2 373 (7.95%) Jenkins
3 193 (4.12%) GitLab
4 164 (3.50%) JIRA
5 147 (3.13%) Visual Studio
6 141 (3.01%) Octopus Deploy
7 131 (2.79%) TeamCity
8 111 (2.37%) Selenium
9 97 (2.07%) Maven
10 79 (1.68%) Cypress.io
11 64 (1.36%) SpecFlow
11 64 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
12 63 (1.34%) Bitbucket
13 61 (1.30%) JUnit
14 52 (1.11%) Postman
15 50 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
16 35 (0.75%) WebDriver
17 33 (0.70%) JMeter
18 32 (0.68%) Gradle
18 32 (0.68%) NUnit
General
1 708 (15.10%) Social Skills
2 616 (13.13%) Finance
3 230 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 172 (3.67%) Public Sector
5 127 (2.71%) Retail
6 126 (2.69%) Marketing
7 72 (1.54%) Presentation Skills
8 69 (1.47%) Legal
9 68 (1.45%) Banking
10 67 (1.43%) Games
11 66 (1.41%) Telecoms
12 64 (1.36%) Law
13 63 (1.34%) Organisational Skills
14 49 (1.04%) Manufacturing
15 42 (0.90%) Electronics
16 37 (0.79%) Advertising
17 30 (0.64%) Automotive
18 29 (0.62%) Documentation Skills
19 24 (0.51%) Influencing Skills
20 18 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,538 (32.79%) Developer
2 461 (9.83%) Architect
3 457 (9.74%) Azure Engineer
4 453 (9.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 443 (9.45%) .NET Developer
6 366 (7.80%) Senior Developer
7 351 (7.48%) C# Developer
8 322 (6.87%) Consultant
9 240 (5.12%) Full Stack Developer
10 229 (4.88%) Software Engineer
11 210 (4.48%) Software Developer
12 208 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 186 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
14 184 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
15 160 (3.41%) Analyst
16 155 (3.30%) Java Developer
17 153 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
18 136 (2.90%) Azure Architect
19 134 (2.86%) Platform Engineer
20 125 (2.67%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,284 (27.38%) .NET
2 607 (12.94%) AngularJS
3 591 (12.60%) React
4 550 (11.73%) .NET Core
5 427 (9.10%) HTML
6 411 (8.76%) CSS
7 373 (7.95%) ASP.NET
8 306 (6.52%) Node.js
9 282 (6.01%) .NET Framework
10 281 (5.99%) REST
10 281 (5.99%) Web Services
11 272 (5.80%) Vue.js
12 259 (5.52%) RESTful
13 192 (4.09%) Spring
14 183 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
15 167 (3.56%) Spring Boot
16 155 (3.30%) HTML5
17 151 (3.22%) Kafka
18 139 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
19 138 (2.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 254 (5.42%) Public Cloud
2 226 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
3 212 (4.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 172 (3.67%) Cloud Native
5 166 (3.54%) Data Centre
6 148 (3.16%) User Experience
7 114 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
8 101 (2.15%) Mobile App
9 80 (1.71%) Management Information System
10 75 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
11 60 (1.28%) Private Cloud
12 51 (1.09%) Virtual Team
13 48 (1.02%) iPad
14 42 (0.90%) Algorithms
15 39 (0.83%) Replication
16 38 (0.81%) NHS
17 31 (0.66%) Clustering
17 31 (0.66%) Data Structures
18 30 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
19 27 (0.58%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 880 (18.76%) Windows
2 553 (11.79%) Linux
3 394 (8.40%) Windows Server
4 190 (4.05%) Windows 10
5 84 (1.79%) Unix
6 75 (1.60%) Android
7 72 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 66 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
9 63 (1.34%) Apple iOS
10 58 (1.24%) Windows Server 2016
11 26 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (0.51%) VMS
13 19 (0.41%) CentOS
13 19 (0.41%) Ubuntu
14 16 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.26%) SUSE
16 11 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.21%) Windows 7
18 8 (0.17%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,957 (41.73%) DevOps
2 1,617 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 715 (15.25%) Software Engineering
4 685 (14.61%) Microservices
5 562 (11.98%) Scrum
6 509 (10.85%) Migration
7 413 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
8 401 (8.55%) TDD
9 380 (8.10%) Infrastructure as Code
10 371 (7.91%) Mentoring
11 349 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
12 332 (7.08%) MVC
13 327 (6.97%) Test Automation
14 312 (6.65%) Problem-Solving
15 296 (6.31%) Presales
16 292 (6.23%) SDLC
17 289 (6.16%) ETL
18 281 (5.99%) Fintech
19 269 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 264 (5.63%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,393 (29.70%) SQL
2 1,300 (27.72%) C#
3 1,052 (22.43%) JavaScript
4 628 (13.39%) Python
5 505 (10.77%) PowerShell
6 460 (9.81%) Java
7 360 (7.68%) TypeScript
8 181 (3.86%) T-SQL
9 160 (3.41%) Bash Shell
10 101 (2.15%) Go
11 86 (1.83%) PHP
12 60 (1.28%) Scala
13 59 (1.26%) Ruby
14 52 (1.11%) Kotlin
15 44 (0.94%) ES6
16 42 (0.90%) C
17 41 (0.87%) C++
18 30 (0.64%) Java 8
19 29 (0.62%) VB.NET
20 27 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 333 (7.10%) Degree
2 210 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 189 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 167 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 104 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 74 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
7 73 (1.56%) MCSE
8 52 (1.11%) CISSP
9 51 (1.09%) CCNA
10 32 (0.68%) CCNP
11 31 (0.66%) CISM
12 27 (0.58%) AWS Certification
13 23 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 20 (0.43%) ISTQB
14 20 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (0.36%) MCSA
16 16 (0.34%) CEH
17 15 (0.32%) MCSD
18 14 (0.30%) CISA
18 14 (0.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (4.43%) QA
2 77 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (1.62%) SLA
4 56 (1.19%) GDPR
4 56 (1.19%) NIST
5 46 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 41 (0.87%) Accessibility
7 26 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.36%) GRC
8 17 (0.36%) PMO
9 15 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (0.32%) NCSC
10 11 (0.23%) COBIT
10 11 (0.23%) WAI
11 7 (0.15%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 5 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.11%) ITGC
12 5 (0.11%) SOC 2
System Software
1 857 (18.27%) Docker
2 642 (13.69%) Active Directory
3 257 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 168 (3.58%) Hyper-V
5 59 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 44 (0.94%) vSphere
8 26 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (0.38%) VMware NSX
10 15 (0.32%) vCloud
11 12 (0.26%) XenApp
11 12 (0.26%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.17%) HDFS
13 7 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.15%) VMware Server
14 6 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 6 (0.13%) Xen
15 5 (0.11%) Gluster
15 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 941 (20.06%) Kubernetes
2 572 (12.20%) Terraform
3 289 (6.16%) Ansible
4 233 (4.97%) Microsoft Intune
5 169 (3.60%) SCCM
6 154 (3.28%) Puppet
7 135 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
8 93 (1.98%) Istio
9 40 (0.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 35 (0.75%) Grafana
10 35 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
11 32 (0.68%) Prometheus
12 26 (0.55%) Rancher
13 23 (0.49%) vCenter Server
14 20 (0.43%) SCOM
15 19 (0.41%) Nagios
16 18 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
17 15 (0.32%) Salt
18 14 (0.30%) Packer
18 14 (0.30%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,763 (37.59%) Microsoft
2 428 (9.13%) VMware
3 345 (7.36%) Oracle
4 246 (5.25%) Google
5 148 (3.16%) Cisco
6 129 (2.75%) Citrix
7 111 (2.37%) Databricks
8 103 (2.20%) SAP
9 102 (2.17%) EnterpriseDB
10 69 (1.47%) IBM
11 67 (1.43%) Veeam
12 58 (1.24%) NetApp
13 55 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
14 46 (0.98%) HP
15 44 (0.94%) Dell
16 43 (0.92%) EMC
17 40 (0.85%) Informatica
17 40 (0.85%) Splunk
18 35 (0.75%) Meraki
18 35 (0.75%) Sophos