The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 276 278 320
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +42
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 56 38 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.32% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.75% 10.41% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 48 29 16
Average salary £65,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £86,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%
Cloud Services Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
521 365 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 4.13% 3.11% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 449 315 257
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Microsoft Azure
London

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the City of London region.

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Microsoft Azure Salary Histogram in the City of London

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure.

1 62 (62.63%) Windows
2 57 (57.58%) Microsoft
3 51 (51.52%) C#
4 41 (41.41%) .NET
5 35 (35.35%) SQL Server
6 31 (31.31%) JavaScript
7 29 (29.29%) TDD
8 28 (28.28%) MVC
8 28 (28.28%) jQuery
8 28 (28.28%) ASP.NET
9 26 (26.26%) SQL
10 24 (24.24%) Web Services
11 23 (23.23%) HTML
12 22 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
13 21 (21.21%) Java
13 21 (21.21%) Linux
13 21 (21.21%) VMware
14 20 (20.20%) XML
15 19 (19.19%) Active Directory
15 19 (19.19%) CSS
15 19 (19.19%) SharePoint
15 19 (19.19%) Android
15 19 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (19.19%) PaaS
16 18 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (18.18%) OO
16 18 (18.18%) Unit Testing
17 17 (17.17%) BDD
18 16 (16.16%) Team Foundation Server
19 15 (15.15%) Office 365

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (19.19%) SharePoint
2 15 (15.15%) IIS
3 9 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (8.08%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (7.07%) MS Exchange
6 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (5.05%) Liferay
7 5 (5.05%) Apache Solr
7 5 (5.05%) Adobe CQ
7 5 (5.05%) WebLogic
7 5 (5.05%) Apache
7 5 (5.05%) Commerce Server
7 5 (5.05%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (5.05%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (5.05%) WebSphere
7 5 (5.05%) Joomla!
7 5 (5.05%) Drupal
7 5 (5.05%) Alfresco
7 5 (5.05%) WordPress
8 4 (4.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (14.14%) MS Office
1 14 (14.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.05%) Google Analytics
2 5 (5.05%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.19%) PaaS
2 15 (15.15%) Office 365
2 15 (15.15%) IaaS
3 14 (14.14%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (9.09%) SaaS
5 7 (7.07%) Rackspace Cloud
6 5 (5.05%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (3.03%) GitHub
8 2 (2.02%) Google App Engine
9 1 (1.01%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.15%) DNS
2 13 (13.13%) SAN
3 10 (10.10%) DHCP
3 10 (10.10%) TCP/IP
4 9 (9.09%) Kerberos
5 8 (8.08%) HTTP
5 8 (8.08%) Internet
5 8 (8.08%) Firewall
6 4 (4.04%) VPN
7 2 (2.02%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.01%) NAS
8 1 (1.01%) VLAN
8 1 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (35.35%) SQL Server
2 22 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (12.12%) Hadoop
3 12 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (7.07%) Big Data
6 5 (5.05%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.04%) MongoDB
7 4 (4.04%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (3.03%) MySQL
8 3 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (2.02%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.02%) Redis
9 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (16.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (12.12%) JIRA
2 12 (12.12%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.10%) TeamCity
4 9 (9.09%) Bugzilla
4 9 (9.09%) SpecFlow
5 8 (8.08%) NUnit
6 4 (4.04%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.03%) Subversion
7 3 (3.03%) ReSharper
8 2 (2.02%) Selenium
8 2 (2.02%) Hudson
8 2 (2.02%) NCrunch
8 2 (2.02%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.01%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.01%) Grunt
9 1 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 9 (9.09%) Games
2 8 (8.08%) Advertising
2 8 (8.08%) Back Office
2 8 (8.08%) Marketing
3 7 (7.07%) Finance
4 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.02%) Electronics
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.02%) Billing
4 2 (2.02%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (37.37%) Developer
2 20 (20.20%) Architect
3 18 (18.18%) Consultant
4 17 (17.17%) C# Developer
5 16 (16.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 14 (14.14%) Agile C# Developer
7 12 (12.12%) .NET Developer
7 12 (12.12%) Senior Developer
8 11 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Consultant
9 10 (10.10%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
11 8 (8.08%) BizTalk Developer
12 7 (7.07%) Senior BizTalk Developer
12 7 (7.07%) Mobile Solutions Architect
12 7 (7.07%) Administrator
13 6 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (6.06%) Agile .NET Developer
13 6 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
14 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (41.41%) .NET
2 28 (28.28%) ASP.NET
2 28 (28.28%) jQuery
3 24 (24.24%) Web Services
4 23 (23.23%) HTML
5 20 (20.20%) XML
6 19 (19.19%) CSS
7 18 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (15.15%) HTML5
9 14 (14.14%) RESTful
10 12 (12.12%) WCF
11 11 (11.11%) SAML
12 10 (10.10%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (9.09%) XSLT
14 8 (8.08%) XSD
14 8 (8.08%) XSL
14 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
14 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 8 (8.08%) Sass
14 8 (8.08%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.07%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.07%) Open Source
3 6 (6.06%) Social Media
3 6 (6.06%) iPad
3 6 (6.06%) iPhone
4 4 (4.04%) Semantic Web
4 4 (4.04%) Linked Data
4 4 (4.04%) W3C
4 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.04%) Replication
5 3 (3.03%) Online Games
6 2 (2.02%) iSeries
6 2 (2.02%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.02%) DTV
7 1 (1.01%) Wiki
7 1 (1.01%) Clustering
7 1 (1.01%) PKI
7 1 (1.01%) PMI
7 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 62 (62.63%) Windows
2 21 (21.21%) Linux
3 19 (19.19%) Android
4 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (12.12%) Apple iOS
6 9 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.04%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.04%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.02%) Windows Phone 7
9 2 (2.02%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.02%) UNIX
9 2 (2.02%) OS/400
10 1 (1.01%) Fedora
10 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.01%) AIX
10 1 (1.01%) HPUX
10 1 (1.01%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.29%) TDD
2 28 (28.28%) MVC
3 18 (18.18%) OO
3 18 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 17 (17.17%) BDD
5 14 (14.14%) E-Commerce
5 14 (14.14%) Pair Programming
5 14 (14.14%) Domain-Driven Design
6 12 (12.12%) Project Management
7 11 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (11.11%) CRM
7 11 (11.11%) Scrum
8 10 (10.10%) Data Modelling
8 10 (10.10%) OOD
8 10 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (10.10%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 9 (9.09%) SOA
9 9 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (8.08%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 51 (51.52%) C#
2 31 (31.31%) JavaScript
3 26 (26.26%) SQL
4 21 (21.21%) Java
5 11 (11.11%) Objective-C
6 10 (10.10%) Python
7 7 (7.07%) F#
8 6 (6.06%) PowerShell
8 6 (6.06%) C++
8 6 (6.06%) PHP
9 5 (5.05%) T-SQL
9 5 (5.05%) Scala
10 4 (4.04%) SPARQL
10 4 (4.04%) XQuery
11 2 (2.02%) VB
11 2 (2.02%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.02%) VBA
11 2 (2.02%) VB6
11 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.01%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.07%) MCTS
2 7 (7.07%) MCITP
3 6 (6.06%) Degree
4 5 (5.05%) MCSE
5 3 (3.03%) MCP
6 2 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.02%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.02%) MCSA
6 2 (2.02%) ISEB
7 1 (1.01%) CISSP
7 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.01%) CCNP
7 1 (1.01%) RHCE
7 1 (1.01%) PMP
7 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.01%) MBA
7 1 (1.01%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (19.19%) Active Directory
1 19 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (15.15%) Hyper-V
3 11 (11.11%) Forefront TMG
3 11 (11.11%) UAG
4 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (6.06%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.01%) vSphere
7 1 (1.01%) Xen
7 1 (1.01%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (10.10%) SCCM
1 10 (10.10%) SCOM
1 10 (10.10%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (7.07%) Puppet
3 2 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.02%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.02%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.01%) StatsD
4 1 (1.01%) Nagios
4 1 (1.01%) MIIS
Vendors
1 57 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 21 (21.21%) VMware
3 13 (13.13%) Apple
4 11 (11.11%) Oracle
5 8 (8.08%) Google
5 8 (8.08%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.07%) Sitecore
6 7 (7.07%) IBM
7 6 (6.06%) Rackspace
8 5 (5.05%) hybris
8 5 (5.05%) Akamai
8 5 (5.05%) Adobe
8 5 (5.05%) ATG
8 5 (5.05%) Open Text
8 5 (5.05%) Omniture
9 4 (4.04%) Citrix
9 4 (4.04%) Cisco
10 3 (3.03%) SAP
10 3 (3.03%) SonicWALL
10 3 (3.03%) Isilon
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