The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 188 323 421
Rank change year-on-year
+135 +98
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1883 1006 600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.70% 0.84% 0.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.92% 13.81% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1478 793 563
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,700 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

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

Cloud Services Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
9003 7282 4937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 8.13% 6.06% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 7270 5914 4217
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,684
% change year-on-year
- +5.42%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend

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

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 within the UK.

Microsoft Azure Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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
England +142 1752 £47,500 - 278
London +186 844 £57,500 - 106
South East +18 275 £46,250 -2.63% 45
East of England +66 155 £45,000 +1.12% 25
Yorkshire +33 124 £45,000 - 8
City of London +88 121 £57,500 -17.85% 28
Surrey +40 101 £47,500 - 16
North West +22 94 £42,500 +0.59% 27
West Midlands +64 92 £42,500 +21.42% 21
South West +26 76 £40,000 -11.11% 32
East Midlands +67 74 £33,000 -14.83% 6
Hertfordshire +49 69 £40,000 -26.60% 8
Manchester +12 68 £42,500 -4.49% 17
West Yorkshire +8 60 £45,000 - 4
Bedfordshire +32 55 £47,250 -14.09% 8
North Yorkshire +30 51 £45,000 - 1
Leeds +8 49 £45,000 - 4
Berkshire -21 48 £50,000 -4.76% 17
Hampshire +25 40 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Bristol +17 38 £45,000 -14.28% 15
York +16 38 £45,000 -
Scotland +35 36 £32,500 -23.52% 11
Kent +27 34 £65,000 +15.55%
Northamptonshire - 33 £30,000 - 3
Luton +6 29 £45,000 -20.00% 5
Birmingham +4 29 £43,750 +94.44% 10
Oxfordshire -21 26 £45,000 +36.36% 2
Leatherhead +4 25 £45,000 - 1
Reading -20 25 £50,000 - 8
Northampton - 25 £32,500 - 3

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1894 (53.17%) Microsoft
2 1835 (51.52%) .NET
3 1664 (46.72%) C#
4 1552 (43.57%) SQL Server
5 1551 (43.54%) Agile Software Development
6 1336 (37.51%) Amazon AWS
7 1322 (37.11%) ASP.NET
8 1318 (37.00%) Windows
9 1207 (33.89%) MVC
10 1139 (31.98%) JavaScript
11 1117 (31.36%) SQL
12 920 (25.83%) HTML
13 872 (24.48%) MS Excel
14 789 (22.15%) ASP.NET MVC
15 774 (21.73%) CSS
16 752 (21.11%) TDD
17 656 (18.42%) .NET Framework
18 617 (17.32%) Office 365
19 616 (17.29%) Scrum
20 601 (16.87%) jQuery
21 598 (16.79%) Web Services
22 544 (15.27%) SharePoint
23 525 (14.74%) ASP.NET Web API
24 510 (14.32%) Entity Framework
25 504 (14.15%) VMware
26 490 (13.76%) WCF
27 466 (13.08%) Active Directory
28 434 (12.18%) DevOps
29 420 (11.79%) Git (software)
30 404 (11.34%) Finance

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 544 (15.27%) SharePoint
2 396 (11.12%) IIS
3 231 (6.49%) MS Exchange
4 198 (5.56%) Lync
5 159 (4.46%) BizTalk Server
6 127 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 112 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 112 (3.14%) CMS
8 97 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
9 94 (2.64%) SharePoint 2010
9 94 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 93 (2.61%) Apache
11 83 (2.33%) Node.js
12 76 (2.13%) OpenStack
13 65 (1.82%) Apache Solr
14 53 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
15 48 (1.35%) NServiceBus
16 47 (1.32%) nginx
17 46 (1.29%) Apache Spark
18 44 (1.24%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 872 (24.48%) MS Excel
2 135 (3.79%) MS Office
3 25 (0.70%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (0.34%) PowerPivot
5 11 (0.31%) MS Project
6 7 (0.20%) Fireworks
6 7 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.11%) GIMP
8 4 (0.11%) SPSS
9 1 (0.028%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.028%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 243 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.76%) Sophis RISQUE
3 20 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 14 (0.39%) assyst
6 7 (0.20%) Magento
7 3 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.056%) MoSes
8 2 (0.056%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 2 (0.056%) Shopify
8 2 (0.056%) Tridion
9 1 (0.028%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.028%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.028%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.028%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.028%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 1336 (37.51%) Amazon AWS
2 617 (17.32%) Office 365
3 219 (6.15%) IaaS
4 180 (5.05%) SaaS
5 166 (4.66%) PaaS
6 134 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
7 61 (1.71%) GitHub
8 48 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 47 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
10 44 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 34 (0.95%) Yammer
11 34 (0.95%) Heroku
12 27 (0.76%) Google Apps
13 23 (0.65%) Amazon S3
13 23 (0.65%) Terremark
14 17 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 15 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 14 (0.39%) Google App Engine
17 13 (0.36%) Google Analytics
17 13 (0.36%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 189 (5.31%) Firewall
2 182 (5.11%) SAN
3 151 (4.24%) DNS
4 113 (3.17%) TCP/IP
5 99 (2.78%) WAN
6 87 (2.44%) VPN
7 79 (2.22%) DHCP
8 74 (2.08%) HTTP
9 73 (2.05%) LAN
10 65 (1.82%) Network Security
11 59 (1.66%) NAS
11 59 (1.66%) Internet
12 46 (1.29%) Unified Communications
13 44 (1.24%) SSL
14 37 (1.04%) VLAN
15 31 (0.87%) VoIP
16 30 (0.84%) iSCSI
17 23 (0.65%) Wireless
18 21 (0.59%) LDAP
18 21 (0.59%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1552 (43.57%) SQL Server
2 331 (9.29%) NoSQL
3 301 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 279 (7.83%) MongoDB
5 220 (6.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 197 (5.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 177 (4.97%) MySQL
8 174 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 174 (4.88%) Big Data
9 157 (4.41%) Azure SQL Database
10 113 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
11 105 (2.95%) RavenDB
12 101 (2.84%) Relational Database
13 89 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 79 (2.22%) Hadoop
15 67 (1.88%) Oracle Database
16 62 (1.74%) CouchDB
17 57 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
18 50 (1.40%) Redis
19 49 (1.38%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 420 (11.79%) Git (software)
2 360 (10.11%) Visual Studio
3 325 (9.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 242 (6.79%) NUnit
5 202 (5.67%) TeamCity
6 139 (3.90%) Jenkins
7 138 (3.87%) Subversion
8 107 (3.00%) JIRA
9 66 (1.85%) Moq
10 57 (1.60%) Selenium
11 50 (1.40%) ReSharper
12 47 (1.32%) MSBuild
13 44 (1.24%) SpecFlow
13 44 (1.24%) CruiseControl
14 42 (1.18%) Mercurial
14 42 (1.18%) MSTest
15 37 (1.04%) Maven
16 36 (1.01%) Jasmine
17 31 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
18 30 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 404 (11.34%) Finance
2 339 (9.52%) Retail
3 128 (3.59%) Marketing
4 105 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 94 (2.64%) Banking
6 79 (2.22%) Publishing
7 75 (2.11%) Legal
8 67 (1.88%) French Language
9 52 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 43 (1.21%) Advertising
11 40 (1.12%) Games
12 39 (1.09%) Back Office
13 29 (0.81%) Automotive
14 17 (0.48%) Law
15 15 (0.42%) Electronics
16 6 (0.17%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.14%) Local Government
17 5 (0.14%) Billing
17 5 (0.14%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1498 (42.06%) Developer
2 752 (21.11%) .NET Developer
3 505 (14.18%) Architect
4 450 (12.63%) C# Developer
5 358 (10.05%) Senior Developer
6 324 (9.10%) Consultant
7 272 (7.64%) C# .NET Developer
8 228 (6.40%) Senior .NET Developer
9 164 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
10 159 (4.46%) Software Engineer
11 149 (4.18%) Software Developer
12 142 (3.99%) ASP.NET Developer
13 133 (3.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 132 (3.71%) Web Developer
15 110 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
16 107 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 99 (2.78%) Junior
18 94 (2.64%) Administrator
19 91 (2.55%) DBA
20 89 (2.50%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1835 (51.52%) .NET
2 1322 (37.11%) ASP.NET
3 920 (25.83%) HTML
4 789 (22.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 774 (21.73%) CSS
6 656 (18.42%) .NET Framework
7 601 (16.87%) jQuery
8 598 (16.79%) Web Services
9 525 (14.74%) ASP.NET Web API
10 510 (14.32%) Entity Framework
11 490 (13.76%) WCF
12 387 (10.86%) AngularJS
13 384 (10.78%) HTML5
14 294 (8.25%) XML
15 270 (7.58%) KnockoutJS
16 222 (6.23%) LINQ
17 191 (5.36%) REST
18 189 (5.31%) JSON
19 178 (5.00%) Ajax
20 151 (4.24%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 231 (6.49%) Computer Science
2 230 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 221 (6.20%) Mobile App
4 154 (4.32%) Private Cloud
5 146 (4.10%) Data Centre
6 116 (3.26%) User Experience
7 110 (3.09%) Public Cloud
8 97 (2.72%) Replication
9 82 (2.30%) Clustering
10 72 (2.02%) Blog
11 70 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
12 69 (1.94%) Algorithms
13 67 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
14 63 (1.77%) Photography
15 62 (1.74%) Data Structures
16 52 (1.46%) Management Information System
17 46 (1.29%) Visualisation
18 42 (1.18%) Blackberry
19 35 (0.98%) N-Tier
19 35 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1318 (37.00%) Windows
2 373 (10.47%) Linux
3 307 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 273 (7.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 132 (3.71%) Android
6 112 (3.14%) Apple iOS
7 98 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 84 (2.36%) Ubuntu
9 83 (2.33%) UNIX
10 82 (2.30%) Windows 7
11 75 (2.11%) Windows 8
12 51 (1.43%) CentOS
13 33 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (0.81%) Debian
14 29 (0.81%) Windows XP
15 23 (0.65%) Windows Phone
16 13 (0.36%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.31%) Solaris
18 9 (0.25%) AIX
18 9 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1551 (43.54%) Agile Software Development
2 1207 (33.89%) MVC
3 752 (21.11%) TDD
4 616 (17.29%) Scrum
5 434 (12.18%) DevOps
6 392 (11.01%) OO
7 391 (10.98%) Software Engineering
8 345 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
9 329 (9.24%) CRM
10 310 (8.70%) E-Commerce
11 262 (7.36%) Web Development
12 261 (7.33%) Mentoring
13 250 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
14 249 (6.99%) ITIL
15 223 (6.26%) SOA
16 196 (5.50%) Project Management
17 189 (5.31%) BDD
18 161 (4.52%) OOP
19 160 (4.49%) Migration
20 147 (4.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1664 (46.72%) C#
2 1139 (31.98%) JavaScript
3 1117 (31.36%) SQL
4 349 (9.80%) PowerShell
5 297 (8.34%) Java
6 285 (8.00%) T-SQL
7 149 (4.18%) Python
8 123 (3.45%) C++
9 120 (3.37%) Bash Shell
10 115 (3.23%) VB.NET
11 96 (2.70%) C
11 96 (2.70%) Ruby
12 89 (2.50%) PHP
13 87 (2.44%) Perl
14 64 (1.80%) ActionScript
14 64 (1.80%) ActionScript 3.0
15 57 (1.60%) VB
16 45 (1.26%) Bourne shell
17 44 (1.24%) VBA
18 39 (1.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 399 (11.20%) Degree
2 322 (9.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 155 (4.35%) MCSE
4 94 (2.64%) Security Cleared
5 89 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 83 (2.33%) MCSA
7 78 (2.19%) MCITP
8 66 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
9 65 (1.82%) MCSD
10 58 (1.63%) MCTS
11 55 (1.54%) CCNA
12 54 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 46 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
14 36 (1.01%) MCP
15 32 (0.90%) MCPD
16 31 (0.87%) DV Cleared
17 23 (0.65%) MCAD
18 21 (0.59%) CCNP
19 20 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 14 (0.39%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (3.87%) QA
2 64 (1.80%) SLA
3 59 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.34%) FISMA
6 10 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.056%) COBIT
9 2 (0.056%) Solvency II
System Software
1 466 (13.08%) Active Directory
2 366 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 304 (8.53%) Hyper-V
4 139 (3.90%) vSphere
5 65 (1.82%) vCloud
6 63 (1.77%) XenApp
7 50 (1.40%) Docker
8 47 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (0.87%) KVM
10 27 (0.76%) Varnish
11 26 (0.73%) Samba
11 26 (0.73%) GlusterFS
12 24 (0.67%) VMware ESX
13 21 (0.59%) Terminal Services
14 15 (0.42%) Xen
15 11 (0.31%) XenDesktop
15 11 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
16 10 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (0.28%) Apache Flume
17 8 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 254 (7.13%) Puppet
2 228 (6.40%) Opscode Chef
3 163 (4.58%) SCCM
4 110 (3.09%) SCOM
5 82 (2.30%) Ansible
6 75 (2.11%) ZABBIX
7 67 (1.88%) Nagios
8 57 (1.60%) Windows Intune
9 55 (1.54%) SCVMM
10 49 (1.38%) HAProxy
10 49 (1.38%) logstash
11 48 (1.35%) Graphite
12 42 (1.18%) Vagrant
13 39 (1.09%) StatsD
14 38 (1.07%) Kibana
14 38 (1.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 23 (0.65%) SCSM
16 19 (0.53%) SCOrch
17 13 (0.36%) SCDPM
17 13 (0.36%) WMI
Vendors
1 1894 (53.17%) Microsoft
2 504 (14.15%) VMware
3 217 (6.09%) Oracle
4 202 (5.67%) Cisco
5 152 (4.27%) Citrix
6 133 (3.73%) Google
7 124 (3.48%) HP
8 102 (2.86%) NetApp
9 80 (2.25%) Rackspace
10 72 (2.02%) Xamarin
11 71 (1.99%) Dell
12 64 (1.80%) Sitecore
13 54 (1.52%) Juniper
14 52 (1.46%) New Relic
15 42 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
16 40 (1.12%) SAP
17 35 (0.98%) Apple
18 32 (0.90%) Red Hat
19 26 (0.73%) IBM
19 26 (0.73%) Twitter
London
Optimum IT
Salary: benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 10 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension etc.
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 (dependent on experiance)
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
PA Consulting
Salary: Travel Allowance Fantastic Bonus! Pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
United Kingdom
Elsevier
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: Competitive+ Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Advancing People Recruitment
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £1000000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £1000000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago