Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 4 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 +11
Permanent jobs citing Azure 2,011 1,573 1,247
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 24.28% 20.51% 16.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.88% 49.70% 46.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3,759 2,910 2,311
Median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,000 £36,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £82,500
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 3,803 3,165 2,686
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 45.92% 41.28% 34.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3,437 2,834 2,327
Median annual salary £57,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £91,250 £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 24 November 2020.

Azure salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 846 (42.07%) Microsoft
2 800 (39.78%) DevOps
3 673 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
4 670 (33.32%) .NET
5 657 (32.67%) AWS
6 631 (31.38%) C#
7 626 (31.13%) SQL
8 496 (24.66%) JavaScript
9 440 (21.88%) Windows
10 405 (20.14%) SQL Server
11 356 (17.70%) AngularJS
12 337 (16.76%) Office 365
13 317 (15.76%) .NET Core
14 306 (15.22%) Python
15 294 (14.62%) Active Directory
15 294 (14.62%) Microservices
16 278 (13.82%) GCP
17 275 (13.67%) Docker
18 274 (13.63%) Finance
19 266 (13.23%) Kubernetes
20 263 (13.08%) Software Engineering
21 262 (13.03%) Scrum
22 254 (12.63%) React
23 249 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
24 228 (11.34%) TDD
24 228 (11.34%) Web Services
25 223 (11.09%) PowerShell
26 215 (10.69%) ASP.NET
27 213 (10.59%) Migration
28 212 (10.54%) Terraform

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
1 129 (6.41%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
2 49 (2.44%) IIS
3 47 (2.34%) MS Exchange
4 37 (1.84%) Skype for Business
5 35 (1.74%) Confluence
6 34 (1.69%) CMS
7 29 (1.44%) Apache Spark
8 21 (1.04%) Umbraco
9 15 (0.75%) WordPress
10 14 (0.70%) Apache
10 14 (0.70%) NServiceBus
11 11 (0.55%) Jadu
12 10 (0.50%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
14 8 (0.40%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
16 6 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 48 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (0.30%) InVision
3 6 (0.30%) Sketch
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.099%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.050%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.050%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 34 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 34 (1.69%) R3 Corda
2 21 (1.04%) Distributed Ledger
3 6 (0.30%) Workfront
4 3 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.15%) Magento
4 3 (0.15%) Maximo
4 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.15%) Shopify
5 2 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 657 (32.67%) AWS
2 337 (16.76%) Office 365
3 278 (13.82%) GCP
4 191 (9.50%) PaaS
5 187 (9.30%) Power Platform
6 178 (8.85%) IaaS
7 160 (7.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 160 (7.96%) SaaS
8 157 (7.81%) Serverless
9 67 (3.33%) Azure Functions
10 60 (2.98%) PowerApps
11 59 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
11 59 (2.93%) Logic Apps
12 48 (2.39%) Azure Data Factory
13 45 (2.24%) OneDrive
14 41 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
15 40 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
16 32 (1.59%) Slack
17 31 (1.54%) Power Automate
18 28 (1.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 122 (6.07%) DNS
2 85 (4.23%) Firewall
3 60 (2.98%) VPN
4 59 (2.93%) Internet
5 58 (2.88%) WAN
6 56 (2.78%) SAN
7 55 (2.73%) LAN
8 49 (2.44%) DHCP
9 48 (2.39%) Skype
10 38 (1.89%) TCP/IP
11 30 (1.49%) Network Security
12 29 (1.44%) Unified Communications
13 24 (1.19%) HTTP
13 24 (1.19%) VLAN
14 16 (0.80%) NetScaler
14 16 (0.80%) VoIP
15 15 (0.75%) Remote Desktop
16 12 (0.60%) NAS
16 12 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (0.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 405 (20.14%) SQL Server
2 125 (6.22%) Power BI
3 106 (5.27%) Azure SQL Database
4 97 (4.82%) NoSQL
5 89 (4.43%) MongoDB
6 88 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
7 75 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
8 66 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 54 (2.69%) Big Data
10 48 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 47 (2.34%) MySQL
12 45 (2.24%) Data Lake
13 39 (1.94%) Relational Database
14 36 (1.79%) Tableau
15 31 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
16 30 (1.49%) Cosmos DB
17 27 (1.34%) Snowflake Schema
18 24 (1.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 24 (1.19%) Redis
19 20 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 199 (9.90%) Git (software)
2 93 (4.62%) Jenkins
3 65 (3.23%) JIRA
4 60 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 57 (2.83%) Visual Studio
6 51 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 50 (2.49%) Selenium
8 44 (2.19%) TeamCity
9 31 (1.54%) GitLab
10 28 (1.39%) IntelliJ
10 28 (1.39%) SpecFlow
10 28 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
11 27 (1.34%) NUnit
12 15 (0.75%) Cypress.io
12 15 (0.75%) Postman
13 14 (0.70%) Cucumber
14 9 (0.45%) Moq
14 9 (0.45%) MSTest
14 9 (0.45%) Subversion
15 8 (0.40%) JMeter
General
1 274 (13.63%) Finance
2 76 (3.78%) Public Sector
3 48 (2.39%) Retail
4 44 (2.19%) Marketing
5 39 (1.94%) Games
6 33 (1.64%) Law
7 30 (1.49%) Banking
8 19 (0.94%) Publishing
9 18 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.85%) Advertising
11 14 (0.70%) Telecoms
12 9 (0.45%) Electronics
13 8 (0.40%) Front Office
13 8 (0.40%) Local Government
13 8 (0.40%) Military
14 7 (0.35%) Billing
15 5 (0.25%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.25%) Automotive
15 5 (0.25%) Back Office
15 5 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 709 (35.26%) Developer
2 217 (10.79%) Azure Engineer
3 212 (10.54%) .NET Developer
4 179 (8.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 157 (7.81%) Architect
6 156 (7.76%) C# Developer
7 154 (7.66%) Senior Developer
8 131 (6.51%) Consultant
9 127 (6.32%) Software Engineer
10 114 (5.67%) Software Developer
11 101 (5.02%) Platform Engineer
12 99 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
13 98 (4.87%) Cloud Engineer
14 96 (4.77%) React Developer
15 90 (4.48%) Full Stack Developer
16 89 (4.43%) Azure Developer
17 83 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 76 (3.78%) Lead Developer
19 72 (3.58%) Analyst
20 68 (3.38%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 670 (33.32%) .NET
2 356 (17.70%) AngularJS
3 317 (15.76%) .NET Core
4 254 (12.63%) React
5 228 (11.34%) Web Services
6 215 (10.69%) ASP.NET
7 202 (10.04%) CSS
8 198 (9.85%) HTML
9 148 (7.36%) ASP.NET Web API
10 130 (6.46%) .NET Framework
11 102 (5.07%) Node.js
11 102 (5.07%) RESTful
12 97 (4.82%) REST
13 96 (4.77%) ASP.NET MVC
14 94 (4.67%) Vue.js
15 79 (3.93%) jQuery
15 79 (3.93%) React Native
16 74 (3.68%) HTML5
17 68 (3.38%) Kafka
18 66 (3.28%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 109 (5.42%) Public Cloud
2 107 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
4 84 (4.18%) Data Centre
5 81 (4.03%) User Experience
6 77 (3.83%) Mobile App
7 67 (3.33%) Cloud Native
8 53 (2.64%) Hybrid Cloud
9 51 (2.54%) Blog
10 38 (1.89%) Virtual Team
11 32 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
12 29 (1.44%) Private Cloud
13 24 (1.19%) Algorithms
14 23 (1.14%) Management Information System
15 20 (0.99%) NHS
16 19 (0.94%) Clustering
17 17 (0.85%) Internet of Things
18 16 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
19 12 (0.60%) Data Structures
19 12 (0.60%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 440 (21.88%) Windows
2 181 (9.00%) Windows Server
3 161 (8.01%) Linux
4 64 (3.18%) Windows 10
5 38 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (1.59%) Android
6 32 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 27 (1.34%) Windows Server 2019
8 24 (1.19%) Unix
8 24 (1.19%) Windows Server 2016
9 21 (1.04%) VMS
10 20 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.45%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.40%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.35%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.30%) Debian
15 6 (0.30%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.25%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 800 (39.78%) DevOps
2 673 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
3 294 (14.62%) Microservices
4 263 (13.08%) Software Engineering
5 262 (13.03%) Scrum
6 249 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
7 228 (11.34%) TDD
8 213 (10.59%) Migration
9 197 (9.80%) MVC
10 175 (8.70%) Infrastructure as Code
11 161 (8.01%) Business Intelligence
12 158 (7.86%) Analytics
13 152 (7.56%) Fintech
14 141 (7.01%) Mentoring
15 124 (6.17%) Data Security
15 124 (6.17%) Presales
16 123 (6.12%) Test Automation
17 119 (5.92%) Web Development
18 113 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 113 (5.62%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 631 (31.38%) C#
2 626 (31.13%) SQL
3 496 (24.66%) JavaScript
4 306 (15.22%) Python
5 223 (11.09%) PowerShell
6 164 (8.16%) Java
7 140 (6.96%) TypeScript
8 102 (5.07%) T-SQL
9 56 (2.78%) Bash Shell
10 54 (2.69%) Go
11 44 (2.19%) PHP
12 39 (1.94%) Kotlin
13 31 (1.54%) C++
14 29 (1.44%) PL/SQL
15 25 (1.24%) C
16 24 (1.19%) Ruby
17 22 (1.09%) ES6
18 16 (0.80%) Perl
18 16 (0.80%) VB
19 14 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 125 (6.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (5.82%) Degree
3 57 (2.83%) Security Cleared
4 50 (2.49%) SC Cleared
5 41 (2.04%) MCSE
6 33 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 29 (1.44%) CCNA
9 13 (0.65%) CISSP
10 12 (0.60%) MCSA
10 12 (0.60%) PhD
11 10 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.45%) CCSA
13 7 (0.35%) CISM
13 7 (0.35%) Master's Degree
13 7 (0.35%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (0.30%) A+ Certification
14 6 (0.30%) HNC
14 6 (0.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.23%) QA
2 28 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.14%) SLA
4 19 (0.94%) NIST
5 18 (0.90%) GDPR
6 17 (0.85%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.60%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.30%) PMO
9 5 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.099%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.099%) NCSC
11 1 (0.050%) COBIT
11 1 (0.050%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.050%) NIST 800
System Software
1 294 (14.62%) Active Directory
2 275 (13.67%) Docker
3 125 (6.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 122 (6.07%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 14 (0.70%) vSphere
8 13 (0.65%) Firmware
8 13 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.60%) XenApp
9 12 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.20%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.20%) Xen
12 3 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (0.15%) HDFS
12 3 (0.15%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.099%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 266 (13.23%) Kubernetes
2 212 (10.54%) Terraform
3 115 (5.72%) Microsoft Intune
4 100 (4.97%) Ansible
5 90 (4.48%) SCCM
6 58 (2.88%) Puppet
7 42 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (0.90%) Prometheus
8 18 (0.90%) SCVMM
9 17 (0.85%) Grafana
10 12 (0.60%) Backup Exec
11 10 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
11 10 (0.50%) SCOM
12 8 (0.40%) Rancher
13 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 6 (0.30%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.30%) Salt
14 6 (0.30%) WSUS
15 5 (0.25%) MIIS
15 5 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 846 (42.07%) Microsoft
2 199 (9.90%) VMware
3 168 (8.35%) Oracle
4 90 (4.48%) Google
5 81 (4.03%) EnterpriseDB
6 76 (3.78%) Citrix
7 73 (3.63%) Cisco
8 36 (1.79%) Databricks
9 30 (1.49%) Veeam
10 29 (1.44%) NetApp
11 27 (1.34%) IBM
12 24 (1.19%) ServiceNow
13 23 (1.14%) SAP
14 22 (1.09%) Meraki
14 22 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
15 19 (0.94%) Red Hat
16 18 (0.90%) Xamarin
17 17 (0.85%) HP
18 15 (0.75%) CheckPoint
18 15 (0.75%) Dell