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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 108 91 79
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 2 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.17% 1.20% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.17% 29.41% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 15 0
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
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
48 51 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 4.06% 4.09% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 40 49 4
Average salary £37,500 £44,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.77% -37.14%
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 18 December 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%) MCSE
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) SAN
5 3 (42.86%) Migration
5 3 (42.86%) SCOM
5 3 (42.86%) SCVMM
5 3 (42.86%) IaaS
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (42.86%) SCOrch
6 2 (28.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (28.57%) SCSM
6 2 (28.57%) SCCM
6 2 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
6 2 (28.57%) F5
6 2 (28.57%) Office 365
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Intune
6 2 (28.57%) iSCSI
6 2 (28.57%) MCITP
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (14.29%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) IaaS
2 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) 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 4 (57.14%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
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 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) MOF
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) OOP
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) MCSE
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA
3 1 (14.29%) MCTS
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%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCOM
1 3 (42.86%) SCVMM
1 3 (42.86%) SCOrch
2 2 (28.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (28.57%) SCSM
2 2 (28.57%) Foglight
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
2 2 (28.57%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) Dell