The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 103 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 2 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.17% 1.11% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.92% 35.00% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 14 0
Average salary - £60,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +8.88%
Microsoft Azure
South East

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

Cloud Services Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
51 40 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 4.29% 3.18% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 43 39 4
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £61,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in Kent

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (57.14%) SAN
5 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (42.86%) SCOM
5 3 (42.86%) SCVMM
5 3 (42.86%) Foglight
5 3 (42.86%) IaaS
5 3 (42.86%) SCOrch
5 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
6 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 2 (28.57%) vSphere
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) SCCM
6 2 (28.57%) XenApp
6 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
6 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (28.57%) F5
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Intune
6 2 (28.57%) Forefront Identity Manager

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) MPLS
2 2 (28.57%) OSPF
2 2 (28.57%) BGP
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
2 2 (28.57%) iSCSI
2 2 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) NUnit
1 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) COM
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 1 (14.29%) LINQ
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) MOF
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) MCSE
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCOM
1 3 (42.86%) SCVMM
1 3 (42.86%) Foglight
1 3 (42.86%) SCOrch
2 2 (28.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (28.57%) SCSM
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
3 2 (28.57%) F5
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Dell