The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 285 447 545
Rank change year-on-year
+162 +98
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1001 502 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.94% 0.50% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.47% 12.89% 11.37%
Number of salaries quoted 707 446 322
Average salary £49,500 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £35,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Microsoft Azure
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Cloud Services Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
5420 3896 3218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 5.08% 3.90% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4355 3372 2822
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in England

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in England

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

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in England

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Microsoft Azure Salary Histogram in England

Microsoft Azure
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +125 463 £57,000 +3.63% 65
South East +61 219 £47,500 -15.55% 24
East of England +102 126 £47,500 +18.75% 7
North West +38 96 £40,000 +3.22% 14
Yorkshire -31 37 £45,000 - 7
West Midlands +8 26 £47,500 +53.22% 9
South West -22 21 £42,750 +14.00% 24
East Midlands -8 12 £72,500 +87.09% 3
North East +1 10 £30,000 -4.76% 1
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 1103 (56.16%) Windows
2 1087 (55.35%) Microsoft
3 1085 (55.24%) .NET
4 1010 (51.43%) C#
5 825 (42.01%) SQL Server
6 772 (39.31%) ASP.NET
7 749 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
8 690 (35.13%) SQL
9 671 (34.16%) MVC
10 600 (30.55%) JavaScript
11 577 (29.38%) HTML
12 503 (25.61%) ASP.NET MVC
13 500 (25.46%) CSS
14 492 (25.05%) Web Services
15 451 (22.96%) MS Excel
16 427 (21.74%) jQuery
17 374 (19.04%) IIS
18 365 (18.58%) TDD
19 362 (18.43%) WCF
20 337 (17.16%) .NET Framework
21 336 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
22 316 (16.09%) E-Commerce
23 315 (16.04%) Office 365
24 305 (15.53%) Scrum
25 278 (14.15%) Finance
26 274 (13.95%) Active Directory
27 266 (13.54%) Windows Server 2008
28 262 (13.34%) VMware
29 257 (13.09%) Linux
30 246 (12.53%) OO

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the England 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
1 374 (19.04%) IIS
2 242 (12.32%) SharePoint
3 116 (5.91%) Apache
4 100 (5.09%) MS Exchange
5 97 (4.94%) BizTalk Server
6 95 (4.84%) nginx
7 83 (4.23%) Apache Solr
8 73 (3.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 72 (3.67%) Lync
10 67 (3.41%) Node.js
11 63 (3.21%) OpenStack
12 61 (3.11%) SharePoint 2010
13 52 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
14 47 (2.39%) CMS
15 46 (2.34%) Tomcat
16 44 (2.24%) NServiceBus
17 41 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
18 40 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
19 30 (1.53%) WordPress
20 25 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 451 (22.96%) MS Excel
2 50 (2.55%) MS Office
3 9 (0.46%) MS Project
3 9 (0.46%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.41%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.41%) Mingle
4 8 (0.41%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.15%) Maya
7 3 (0.15%) 3ds Max
7 3 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.051%) Revit
Business Applications
1 66 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.97%) Sophis RISQUE
3 14 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
4 9 (0.46%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 6 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.25%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.15%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.15%) Agresso
8 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.10%) Tridion
9 1 (0.051%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.051%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.051%) Magento
9 1 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 336 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
2 315 (16.04%) Office 365
3 144 (7.33%) PaaS
4 136 (6.92%) IaaS
5 113 (5.75%) Cloud Computing
6 110 (5.60%) SaaS
7 65 (3.31%) GitHub
8 50 (2.55%) Trello
9 34 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
10 30 (1.53%) Heroku
11 21 (1.07%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
12 11 (0.56%) Google App Engine
13 8 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (0.41%) Rackspace Cloud
14 7 (0.36%) Google Apps
15 5 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
16 4 (0.20%) Force.com
17 1 (0.051%) Joyent
17 1 (0.051%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 176 (8.96%) SAN
2 174 (8.86%) DNS
3 114 (5.80%) Firewall
4 104 (5.30%) DHCP
5 77 (3.92%) TCP/IP
6 66 (3.36%) Wireless
7 59 (3.00%) Internet
8 55 (2.80%) HTTP
9 45 (2.29%) VPN
10 41 (2.09%) LAN
11 32 (1.63%) VLAN
11 32 (1.63%) NAS
12 31 (1.58%) FTP
13 24 (1.22%) WAN
14 19 (0.97%) SSL
15 17 (0.87%) Network Security
16 16 (0.81%) iSCSI
17 15 (0.76%) PBX
18 14 (0.71%) Unified Communications
18 14 (0.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 825 (42.01%) SQL Server
2 183 (9.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 163 (8.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 135 (6.87%) Azure SQL Database
5 125 (6.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 113 (5.75%) MySQL
7 112 (5.70%) Big Data
8 103 (5.24%) MongoDB
8 103 (5.24%) NoSQL
9 87 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 80 (4.07%) RavenDB
11 52 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
12 49 (2.49%) Hadoop
13 38 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 28 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (1.22%) Relational Database
16 22 (1.12%) Apache Hive
17 19 (0.97%) Redis
18 16 (0.81%) Couchbase
19 15 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 216 (11.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 214 (10.90%) TeamCity
3 207 (10.54%) Git (software)
4 194 (9.88%) Visual Studio
5 160 (8.15%) NUnit
6 107 (5.45%) Subversion
7 100 (5.09%) ReSharper
8 68 (3.46%) Rhino Mocks
8 68 (3.46%) Selenium
9 65 (3.31%) Jenkins
10 60 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
11 50 (2.55%) dotTrace
11 50 (2.55%) YouTrack
12 48 (2.44%) JIRA
12 48 (2.44%) Jasmine
13 44 (2.24%) MSBuild
14 34 (1.73%) NCrunch
15 29 (1.48%) MSTest
15 29 (1.48%) Ranorex
16 28 (1.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 278 (14.15%) Finance
2 86 (4.38%) Retail
3 85 (4.33%) Marketing
4 54 (2.75%) Banking
5 50 (2.55%) French Language
6 49 (2.49%) Telecoms
7 46 (2.34%) Games
8 41 (2.09%) Law
9 32 (1.63%) Advertising
9 32 (1.63%) Back Office
10 31 (1.58%) Music Industry
11 26 (1.32%) Publishing
12 21 (1.07%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.71%) Electronics
14 9 (0.46%) Legal
15 7 (0.36%) Automotive
16 6 (0.31%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.15%) Billing
18 2 (0.10%) German Language
18 2 (0.10%) Hungarian Language
Job Titles
1 807 (41.09%) Developer
2 336 (17.11%) .NET Developer
3 239 (12.17%) Architect
4 234 (11.91%) Senior Developer
5 211 (10.74%) C# Developer
6 166 (8.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 128 (6.52%) Web Developer
8 123 (6.26%) Senior .NET Developer
9 121 (6.16%) Consultant
10 111 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 84 (4.28%) Support Engineer
12 80 (4.07%) Analyst
13 73 (3.72%) ASP.NET Developer
13 73 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
14 71 (3.62%) Software Engineer
14 71 (3.62%) Software Developer
15 65 (3.31%) Web Engineer
16 64 (3.26%) Administrator
17 63 (3.21%) Senior C# Developer
18 56 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1085 (55.24%) .NET
2 772 (39.31%) ASP.NET
3 577 (29.38%) HTML
4 503 (25.61%) ASP.NET MVC
5 500 (25.46%) CSS
6 492 (25.05%) Web Services
7 427 (21.74%) jQuery
8 362 (18.43%) WCF
9 337 (17.16%) .NET Framework
10 222 (11.30%) HTML5
11 217 (11.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 166 (8.45%) LINQ
13 162 (8.25%) AngularJS
14 159 (8.10%) ASP.NET Web API
15 125 (6.36%) CSS3
16 115 (5.86%) KnockoutJS
17 114 (5.80%) XML
18 108 (5.50%) COM
19 104 (5.30%) Ajax
20 100 (5.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 170 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (5.86%) User Experience
3 100 (5.09%) Enterprise Software
4 86 (4.38%) Mobile App
5 82 (4.18%) Computer Science
6 53 (2.70%) Replication
7 51 (2.60%) Mathematics
8 45 (2.29%) PMI
8 45 (2.29%) Open Source
9 41 (2.09%) Management Information System
10 40 (2.04%) Clustering
11 36 (1.83%) Blackberry
12 34 (1.73%) Digital Media
13 29 (1.48%) Client/Server
14 27 (1.37%) Inversion of Control
15 23 (1.17%) Visualisation
16 22 (1.12%) PKI
16 22 (1.12%) IPTV
17 21 (1.07%) Blog
18 18 (0.92%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1103 (56.16%) Windows
2 266 (13.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 257 (13.09%) Linux
4 171 (8.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 80 (4.07%) Android
7 75 (3.82%) Windows Phone
8 73 (3.72%) UNIX
9 65 (3.31%) Apple iOS
10 53 (2.70%) Windows 8
11 48 (2.44%) Windows 7
12 45 (2.29%) Ubuntu
13 38 (1.93%) Windows Phone 8
14 37 (1.88%) Debian
15 33 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (0.92%) Fedora
17 14 (0.71%) AIX
17 14 (0.71%) HPUX
17 14 (0.71%) Solaris
18 9 (0.46%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 749 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
2 671 (34.16%) MVC
3 365 (18.58%) TDD
4 316 (16.09%) E-Commerce
5 305 (15.53%) Scrum
6 246 (12.53%) OO
7 229 (11.66%) DevOps
8 225 (11.46%) Mentoring
9 189 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
10 181 (9.22%) ITIL
11 145 (7.38%) Software Engineering
11 145 (7.38%) Web Development
12 141 (7.18%) Project Management
13 139 (7.08%) BDD
13 139 (7.08%) Unit Testing
14 136 (6.92%) SOA
15 124 (6.31%) OOP
16 104 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
17 101 (5.14%) CRM
17 101 (5.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1010 (51.43%) C#
2 690 (35.13%) SQL
3 600 (30.55%) JavaScript
4 218 (11.10%) PowerShell
5 176 (8.96%) T-SQL
6 139 (7.08%) Java
7 87 (4.43%) VB.NET
7 87 (4.43%) Ruby
8 61 (3.11%) C
9 55 (2.80%) C++
10 41 (2.09%) PHP
11 40 (2.04%) Python
12 32 (1.63%) F#
13 30 (1.53%) Perl
14 28 (1.43%) VB
15 27 (1.37%) Clojure
16 18 (0.92%) Scala
16 18 (0.92%) Bash Shell
16 18 (0.92%) MATLAB
17 12 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 243 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 235 (11.97%) Degree
3 157 (7.99%) MCSE
4 132 (6.72%) MCITP
5 97 (4.94%) MCSA
6 89 (4.53%) MCTS
7 47 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (2.34%) PMI Certification
8 46 (2.34%) CCNA
8 46 (2.34%) MCP
9 20 (1.02%) CCNP
10 19 (0.97%) MCSD
11 17 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.51%) Security Cleared
13 9 (0.46%) MCPD
13 9 (0.46%) SC Cleared
14 8 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.36%) CISSP
16 5 (0.25%) MCDBA
17 4 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (6.16%) QA
2 59 (3.00%) SLA
3 24 (1.22%) ISO 9001
4 21 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 274 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 209 (10.64%) Hyper-V
3 205 (10.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (2.04%) vSphere
5 34 (1.73%) Varnish
6 33 (1.68%) Samba
6 33 (1.68%) KVM
7 20 (1.02%) XenApp
8 18 (0.92%) UAG
9 16 (0.81%) VMware ESX
10 13 (0.66%) Xen
11 12 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (0.56%) ISA Server
12 11 (0.56%) XenServer
12 11 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
13 9 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (0.41%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.36%) vCloud
16 5 (0.25%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 96 (4.89%) Puppet
2 90 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
3 83 (4.23%) SCOM
4 66 (3.36%) SCCM
5 56 (2.85%) logstash
6 50 (2.55%) Nagios
7 46 (2.34%) ZABBIX
8 44 (2.24%) Backup Exec
9 39 (1.99%) SCVMM
10 38 (1.93%) HAProxy
11 37 (1.88%) StatsD
11 37 (1.88%) Kibana
11 37 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
12 32 (1.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 29 (1.48%) OpenView
14 20 (1.02%) SCOrch
15 14 (0.71%) WSUS
15 14 (0.71%) Vagrant
16 8 (0.41%) Opsview
16 8 (0.41%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1087 (55.35%) Microsoft
2 262 (13.34%) VMware
3 169 (8.60%) HP
4 123 (6.26%) Cisco
5 110 (5.60%) Citrix
6 108 (5.50%) Apple
7 104 (5.30%) Oracle
8 92 (4.68%) Rackspace
9 91 (4.63%) Juniper
10 90 (4.58%) Google
11 77 (3.92%) EMC
12 67 (3.41%) Dell
13 61 (3.11%) Veeam
14 56 (2.85%) Red Hat
15 52 (2.65%) Meru Networks
16 49 (2.49%) Symantec
17 44 (2.24%) New Relic
17 44 (2.24%) Xamarin
18 42 (2.14%) Red Gate
19 31 (1.58%) Sony
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