Period
to 1 December 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 1 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Azure 6,379 2,059 1,595
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 21.79% 24.45% 20.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.43% 52.89% 49.66%
Number of salaries quoted 5,332 1,901 1,492
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 13,740 3,893 3,212
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 46.93% 46.24% 41.92%
Number of salaries quoted 11,202 3,533 2,947
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +4.35%
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £91,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 1 December 2021.

Azure salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 1 December 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 2,610 (40.92%) DevOps
2 2,447 (38.36%) Microsoft
3 2,282 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
4 2,247 (35.22%) AWS
5 1,954 (30.63%) C#
6 1,924 (30.16%) .NET
7 1,876 (29.41%) SQL
8 1,259 (19.74%) JavaScript
9 1,249 (19.58%) Social Skills
10 1,211 (18.98%) SQL Server
11 1,096 (17.18%) Kubernetes
12 1,084 (16.99%) GCP
13 1,054 (16.52%) Finance
14 1,046 (16.40%) Python
15 1,026 (16.08%) Windows
16 1,022 (16.02%) Microservices
17 979 (15.35%) Docker
18 939 (14.72%) Software Engineering
19 934 (14.64%) Microsoft 365
20 915 (14.34%) Git (software)
21 882 (13.83%) .NET Core
22 825 (12.93%) Terraform
23 814 (12.76%) PowerShell
24 787 (12.34%) React
24 787 (12.34%) Scrum
25 746 (11.69%) Full Stack Development
26 742 (11.63%) Active Directory
27 667 (10.46%) Java
28 651 (10.21%) Analytics
29 617 (9.67%) 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
1 362 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 171 (2.68%) CMS
3 151 (2.37%) IIS
4 125 (1.96%) Umbraco
5 119 (1.87%) Confluence
6 117 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
7 110 (1.72%) Apache Spark
8 100 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
9 89 (1.40%) Kentico
10 82 (1.29%) EPiServer
11 81 (1.27%) Apache
12 75 (1.18%) MS Exchange
13 55 (0.86%) Headless CMS
14 46 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
15 42 (0.66%) Apache Airflow
16 27 (0.42%) OpenStack
17 24 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
18 23 (0.36%) WordPress
19 21 (0.33%) nginx
20 19 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 108 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 95 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.047%) InVision
8 3 (0.047%) Sketch
8 3 (0.047%) Weka
9 2 (0.031%) Figma
9 2 (0.031%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.016%) Simulink
10 1 (0.016%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 90 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.56%) Sentinel
3 26 (0.41%) NetSuite
4 18 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 13 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
7 10 (0.16%) Sage 200
8 9 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
9 8 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
11 6 (0.094%) Oracle BRM
11 6 (0.094%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.094%) Workfront
12 4 (0.063%) Magento
12 4 (0.063%) Maximo
12 4 (0.063%) Misys Midas
12 4 (0.063%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (0.063%) R3 Corda
12 4 (0.063%) SAP S/4HANA
12 4 (0.063%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2,247 (35.22%) AWS
2 1,084 (16.99%) GCP
3 934 (14.64%) Microsoft 365
4 554 (8.68%) Power Platform
5 515 (8.07%) SaaS
6 412 (6.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 411 (6.44%) PaaS
8 400 (6.27%) IaaS
9 390 (6.11%) Serverless
10 222 (3.48%) GitHub
11 217 (3.40%) Azure Data Factory
12 172 (2.70%) Azure Service Bus
13 169 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
14 158 (2.48%) Azure Functions
15 147 (2.30%) PowerApps
16 118 (1.85%) Azure Logic Apps
17 117 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
18 111 (1.74%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 106 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
20 93 (1.46%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 325 (5.09%) Firewall
2 194 (3.04%) DNS
3 191 (2.99%) VPN
4 125 (1.96%) WAN
5 123 (1.93%) DHCP
6 116 (1.82%) LAN
7 95 (1.49%) TCP/IP
8 78 (1.22%) SAN
9 76 (1.19%) VLAN
10 63 (0.99%) Internet
11 60 (0.94%) Network Security
12 55 (0.86%) Unified Communications
13 53 (0.83%) HTTP
14 46 (0.72%) Wireless
15 44 (0.69%) VoIP
16 36 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
17 35 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
18 33 (0.52%) MPLS
19 32 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
20 29 (0.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,211 (18.98%) SQL Server
2 450 (7.05%) Power BI
3 396 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
4 317 (4.97%) NoSQL
5 263 (4.12%) Big Data
5 263 (4.12%) MySQL
6 262 (4.11%) Azure SQL Database
7 235 (3.68%) Relational Database
8 228 (3.57%) Data Lake
9 208 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 156 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 153 (2.40%) MongoDB
12 145 (2.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 117 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
14 110 (1.72%) Hadoop
15 101 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 101 (1.58%) Tableau
16 71 (1.11%) Redis
17 68 (1.07%) Amazon Redshift
18 58 (0.91%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 915 (14.34%) Git (software)
2 405 (6.35%) Jenkins
3 285 (4.47%) JIRA
4 260 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
5 246 (3.86%) Visual Studio
6 214 (3.35%) TeamCity
7 166 (2.60%) Selenium
8 157 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 101 (1.58%) SpecFlow
10 92 (1.44%) Maven
11 87 (1.36%) Cypress.io
12 85 (1.33%) Postman
13 80 (1.25%) JUnit
14 77 (1.21%) Bitbucket
15 71 (1.11%) NUnit
16 68 (1.07%) GitLab
17 61 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
18 59 (0.92%) Cucumber
19 57 (0.89%) ReSharper
20 54 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,249 (19.58%) Social Skills
2 1,054 (16.52%) Finance
3 395 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 246 (3.86%) Marketing
5 227 (3.56%) Public Sector
6 217 (3.40%) Retail
7 180 (2.82%) Banking
8 150 (2.35%) Manufacturing
9 131 (2.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 115 (1.80%) Organisational Skills
11 113 (1.77%) Publishing
12 102 (1.60%) Law
13 98 (1.54%) Presentation Skills
14 91 (1.43%) Legal
15 83 (1.30%) Advertising
15 83 (1.30%) Telecoms
16 75 (1.18%) Front Office
17 73 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
18 45 (0.71%) Games
19 42 (0.66%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 2,196 (34.43%) Developer
2 724 (11.35%) .NET Developer
3 699 (10.96%) Architect
4 587 (9.20%) Senior Developer
5 523 (8.20%) C# Developer
6 494 (7.74%) DevOps Engineer
7 484 (7.59%) Azure Engineer
8 356 (5.58%) Consultant
9 347 (5.44%) Software Engineer
10 331 (5.19%) Cloud Engineer
11 294 (4.61%) Full Stack Developer
12 282 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
13 280 (4.39%) Software Developer
14 269 (4.22%) Azure Developer
15 259 (4.06%) C# .NET Developer
16 250 (3.92%) Cloud Architect
17 242 (3.79%) Analyst
18 239 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 229 (3.59%) Senior .NET Developer
20 194 (3.04%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,924 (30.16%) .NET
2 882 (13.83%) .NET Core
3 787 (12.34%) React
4 607 (9.52%) HTML
5 592 (9.28%) AngularJS
6 559 (8.76%) ASP.NET
7 548 (8.59%) CSS
8 439 (6.88%) Web Services
9 403 (6.32%) .NET Framework
10 394 (6.18%) RESTful
11 384 (6.02%) Node.js
12 357 (5.60%) REST
13 282 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
14 216 (3.39%) jQuery
15 207 (3.25%) HTML5
15 207 (3.25%) Spring
16 205 (3.21%) JSON
17 195 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
18 184 (2.88%) Entity Framework
19 171 (2.68%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 416 (6.52%) Public Cloud
2 331 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
3 278 (4.36%) Data Centre
4 250 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
5 188 (2.95%) Cloud Native
6 172 (2.70%) User Experience
7 141 (2.21%) Mobile App
8 124 (1.94%) Management Information System
9 117 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
10 95 (1.49%) Driving Licence
10 95 (1.49%) Virtual Team
11 86 (1.35%) Private Cloud
12 73 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
13 66 (1.03%) Algorithms
14 63 (0.99%) Replication
15 59 (0.92%) Data Structures
16 53 (0.83%) Fixed Income
17 52 (0.82%) Clustering
17 52 (0.82%) Derivative
18 50 (0.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,026 (16.08%) Windows
2 617 (9.67%) Windows Server
3 610 (9.56%) Linux
4 135 (2.12%) Windows 10
5 105 (1.65%) Unix
6 88 (1.38%) Android
7 84 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 81 (1.27%) Windows Server 2019
9 79 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 47 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
11 46 (0.72%) CentOS
12 45 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 31 (0.49%) Ubuntu
14 22 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (0.27%) Solaris
16 14 (0.22%) Debian
16 14 (0.22%) VMS
17 13 (0.20%) SUSE
17 13 (0.20%) Windows 7
18 11 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,610 (40.92%) DevOps
2 2,282 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
3 1,022 (16.02%) Microservices
4 939 (14.72%) Software Engineering
5 787 (12.34%) Scrum
6 746 (11.69%) Full Stack Development
7 651 (10.21%) Analytics
8 613 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
9 608 (9.53%) Business Intelligence
10 577 (9.05%) TDD
11 563 (8.83%) Test Automation
12 553 (8.67%) Migration
13 542 (8.50%) Mentoring
14 539 (8.45%) MVC
15 538 (8.43%) Infrastructure as Code
16 405 (6.35%) Presales
17 394 (6.18%) Continuous Integration
18 337 (5.28%) Computer Science
19 331 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 329 (5.16%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1,954 (30.63%) C#
2 1,876 (29.41%) SQL
3 1,259 (19.74%) JavaScript
4 1,046 (16.40%) Python
5 814 (12.76%) PowerShell
6 667 (10.46%) Java
7 426 (6.68%) TypeScript
8 276 (4.33%) T-SQL
9 244 (3.83%) Bash Shell
10 157 (2.46%) Go
11 144 (2.26%) C
12 137 (2.15%) PHP
13 116 (1.82%) Scala
14 109 (1.71%) C++
15 92 (1.44%) Kotlin
16 87 (1.36%) Ruby
17 86 (1.35%) R
18 64 (1.00%) VB
19 45 (0.71%) Groovy
20 40 (0.63%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 515 (8.07%) Degree
2 237 (3.72%) Security Cleared
3 198 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 183 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 181 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 120 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
7 97 (1.52%) CISSP
8 52 (0.82%) CCNA
8 52 (0.82%) CISM
9 50 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 48 (0.75%) AWS Certification
11 47 (0.74%) ISTQB
12 41 (0.64%) MCSE
13 36 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 30 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
14 30 (0.47%) Master's Degree
15 29 (0.45%) CCNP
16 26 (0.41%) CEH
16 26 (0.41%) MCSA
17 25 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 369 (5.78%) QA
2 117 (1.83%) Accessibility
3 107 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 92 (1.44%) SLA
5 91 (1.43%) GDPR
6 84 (1.32%) Data Quality
7 76 (1.19%) NIST
8 59 (0.92%) PCI DSS
9 35 (0.55%) NCSC
10 29 (0.45%) COBIT
11 27 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
12 26 (0.41%) GRC
13 20 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 19 (0.30%) IASME
14 19 (0.30%) PMO
15 12 (0.19%) ISO 9001
16 11 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 11 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 10 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 9 (0.14%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 979 (15.35%) Docker
2 742 (11.63%) Active Directory
3 272 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 203 (3.18%) Hyper-V
5 92 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
6 69 (1.08%) vSphere
7 67 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
8 30 (0.47%) XenApp
9 29 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (0.33%) XenDesktop
11 17 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 15 (0.24%) BitLocker
13 10 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 10 (0.16%) VirtualBox
13 10 (0.16%) VMware NSX
14 9 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.13%) iptables
15 8 (0.13%) ISA Server
15 8 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.094%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1,096 (17.18%) Kubernetes
2 825 (12.93%) Terraform
3 391 (6.13%) Ansible
4 273 (4.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 197 (3.09%) Puppet
6 178 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
7 139 (2.18%) SCCM
8 101 (1.58%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 93 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
10 87 (1.36%) Grafana
11 34 (0.53%) Nagios
11 34 (0.53%) Prometheus
12 29 (0.45%) WSUS
13 24 (0.38%) Rancher
14 23 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
15 21 (0.33%) Istio
16 20 (0.31%) CASB
16 20 (0.31%) Kibana
17 19 (0.30%) SCOM
18 16 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 2,447 (38.36%) Microsoft
2 456 (7.15%) VMware
3 440 (6.90%) Google
4 377 (5.91%) Oracle
5 221 (3.46%) Cisco
6 151 (2.37%) Databricks
7 126 (1.98%) SAP
8 108 (1.69%) Citrix
9 103 (1.61%) Sitecore
10 102 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
11 92 (1.44%) Apple
12 72 (1.13%) ServiceNow
13 71 (1.11%) Splunk
14 67 (1.05%) HP
14 67 (1.05%) Veeam
15 61 (0.96%) Red Hat
16 60 (0.94%) Adobe
17 58 (0.91%) EnterpriseDB
18 56 (0.88%) Dell
19 54 (0.85%) IBM