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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 206 384 457
Rank change year-on-year
+178 +73
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1516 670 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.46% 0.64% 0.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.01% 14.40% 12.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1230 522 463
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
6313 4652 3941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.06% 4.46% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 5119 3828 3403
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +168 1411 £52,500 +1.94% 215
London +127 678 £60,000 +9.09% 84
South East +70 317 £47,500 -5.00% 41
City of London +114 156 £62,500 +25.00% 29
North West +68 113 £45,000 +1.12% 19
East of England +55 89 £45,000 -2.70% 18
Hampshire +52 87 £45,000 -21.73% 10
Surrey 0 80 £48,750 +2.63% 6
Oxfordshire +63 73 £47,500 -13.63% 4
South West +39 64 £40,000 +6.66% 17
West Midlands +41 60 £52,500 +16.66% 15
Cheshire +44 51 £52,500 +54.41% 5
Yorkshire +2 49 £36,750 +5.00% 6
Manchester +11 47 £40,000 -10.11% 11
Berkshire -18 43 £55,000 +4.76% 12
Macclesfield - 43 £52,500 - 2
East Midlands +31 40 £40,500 - 7
Birmingham +25 39 £52,500 +50.00% 6
Southampton - 37 £45,000 - 2
Scotland +30 30 £42,500 - 1
Reading -2 26 £55,000 +4.76% 9
Cambridgeshire +15 23 £65,000 +30.00% 6
Wiltshire +13 23 £37,000 -32.72% 1
West Yorkshire +12 23 £52,500 +44.82% 3
Bristol +18 22 £42,500 +21.42% 7
Leeds +28 21 £52,500 +44.82% 3
Essex - 21 £40,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire +18 20 £30,000 -27.27% 1
Guildford +6 20 £55,000 +15.78%
Reigate +3 20 £45,000 -5.26%

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1591 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 1531 (55.51%) .NET
3 1360 (49.31%) C#
4 1213 (43.98%) Windows
5 1154 (41.84%) SQL Server
6 1115 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
7 1051 (38.11%) ASP.NET
8 1042 (37.78%) JavaScript
9 989 (35.86%) SQL
10 930 (33.72%) MVC
11 857 (31.07%) HTML
12 766 (27.77%) CSS
13 693 (25.13%) ASP.NET MVC
14 677 (24.55%) MS Excel
15 574 (20.81%) .NET Framework
16 564 (20.45%) jQuery
17 549 (19.91%) TDD
18 521 (18.89%) Office 365
19 486 (17.62%) Web Services
20 484 (17.55%) Scrum
21 440 (15.95%) SharePoint
22 405 (14.68%) E-Commerce
23 387 (14.03%) IIS
24 384 (13.92%) Active Directory
25 376 (13.63%) Finance
26 366 (13.27%) AngularJS
27 361 (13.09%) WCF
28 360 (13.05%) ASP.NET Web API
29 355 (12.87%) VMware
30 338 (12.26%) HTML5

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 440 (15.95%) SharePoint
2 387 (14.03%) IIS
3 208 (7.54%) MS Exchange
4 173 (6.27%) Lync
5 138 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
6 129 (4.68%) CMS
7 115 (4.17%) Node.js
8 107 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 100 (3.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 95 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2013
11 89 (3.23%) nginx
12 80 (2.90%) Apache Solr
13 69 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
13 69 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
14 66 (2.39%) Apache
15 63 (2.28%) OpenStack
16 37 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
16 37 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
17 35 (1.27%) NServiceBus
18 34 (1.23%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 677 (24.55%) MS Excel
2 107 (3.88%) MS Office
3 35 (1.27%) MS Project
4 22 (0.80%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.62%) InfoPath
6 15 (0.54%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.25%) Fireworks
7 7 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.22%) HipChat
9 4 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.036%) Maya
10 1 (0.036%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.036%) SPSS
10 1 (0.036%) Revit
10 1 (0.036%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 163 (5.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.62%) Sophis RISQUE
3 16 (0.58%) Google Analytics
4 13 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
6 5 (0.18%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 4 (0.15%) Fredhopper
8 3 (0.11%) MoSes
8 3 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 3 (0.11%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.073%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.073%) Tridion
10 1 (0.036%) TRIRIGA
10 1 (0.036%) Magento
10 1 (0.036%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.036%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 521 (18.89%) Office 365
2 318 (11.53%) Amazon AWS
3 203 (7.36%) IaaS
4 157 (5.69%) PaaS
5 131 (4.75%) SaaS
6 126 (4.57%) Cloud Computing
7 79 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
8 63 (2.28%) GitHub
9 49 (1.78%) Trello
10 36 (1.31%) Yammer
11 22 (0.80%) Amazon S3
12 20 (0.73%) Terremark
13 18 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
14 16 (0.58%) Google Apps
15 14 (0.51%) Heroku
16 13 (0.47%) OpenShift
17 11 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
18 6 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
19 5 (0.18%) SoftLayer
20 4 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 168 (6.09%) SAN
2 164 (5.95%) DNS
3 159 (5.77%) Firewall
4 97 (3.52%) Internet
5 74 (2.68%) TCP/IP
6 70 (2.54%) HTTP
6 70 (2.54%) WAN
7 64 (2.32%) VPN
8 55 (1.99%) DHCP
9 52 (1.89%) LAN
10 47 (1.70%) iSCSI
11 40 (1.45%) NAS
12 36 (1.31%) Wireless
13 34 (1.23%) Unified Communications
14 33 (1.20%) VLAN
15 25 (0.91%) SSL
16 23 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
17 21 (0.76%) Network Security
18 19 (0.69%) FTP
18 19 (0.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1154 (41.84%) SQL Server
2 270 (9.79%) NoSQL
3 239 (8.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 214 (7.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 205 (7.43%) MongoDB
6 200 (7.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 183 (6.64%) Azure SQL Database
8 167 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 158 (5.73%) RavenDB
10 136 (4.93%) MySQL
11 123 (4.46%) Big Data
12 92 (3.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 84 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
14 82 (2.97%) CouchDB
15 75 (2.72%) Oracle Database
16 56 (2.03%) Relational Database
17 52 (1.89%) Couchbase
18 43 (1.56%) QlikView
19 33 (1.20%) Hadoop
20 30 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 313 (11.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 246 (8.92%) Visual Studio
3 245 (8.88%) Git (software)
4 229 (8.30%) NUnit
5 210 (7.61%) TeamCity
6 112 (4.06%) Subversion
7 91 (3.30%) JIRA
8 89 (3.23%) Jenkins
9 80 (2.90%) ReSharper
10 66 (2.39%) Rhino Mocks
11 61 (2.21%) MSBuild
12 55 (1.99%) MSTest
12 55 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
13 43 (1.56%) YouTrack
13 43 (1.56%) dotTrace
14 41 (1.49%) Jasmine
15 40 (1.45%) SpecFlow
16 39 (1.41%) Moq
17 35 (1.27%) NuGet
18 34 (1.23%) Ranorex
General
1 376 (13.63%) Finance
2 142 (5.15%) Retail
3 88 (3.19%) Marketing
4 84 (3.05%) Banking
5 76 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 45 (1.63%) Games
7 43 (1.56%) French Language
8 36 (1.31%) Law
9 28 (1.02%) Legal
10 24 (0.87%) Back Office
11 19 (0.69%) Advertising
12 13 (0.47%) Welsh Language
13 12 (0.44%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.36%) Music Industry
15 9 (0.33%) Automotive
16 6 (0.22%) Electronics
16 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.22%) Billing
17 5 (0.18%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1100 (39.88%) Developer
2 509 (18.46%) .NET Developer
3 383 (13.89%) Architect
4 323 (11.71%) C# Developer
5 306 (11.09%) Consultant
6 248 (8.99%) Senior Developer
7 215 (7.80%) C# .NET Developer
8 165 (5.98%) Solutions Architect
9 153 (5.55%) Senior .NET Developer
10 136 (4.93%) Web Developer
11 128 (4.64%) ASP.NET Developer
12 127 (4.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 101 (3.66%) Software Engineer
14 100 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 75 (2.72%) Software Developer
16 74 (2.68%) Senior Consultant
17 71 (2.57%) Microsoft Consultant
18 68 (2.47%) Analyst
19 67 (2.43%) Development Manager
20 66 (2.39%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1531 (55.51%) .NET
2 1051 (38.11%) ASP.NET
3 857 (31.07%) HTML
4 766 (27.77%) CSS
5 693 (25.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 574 (20.81%) .NET Framework
7 564 (20.45%) jQuery
8 486 (17.62%) Web Services
9 366 (13.27%) AngularJS
10 361 (13.09%) WCF
11 360 (13.05%) ASP.NET Web API
12 338 (12.26%) HTML5
13 328 (11.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 243 (8.81%) Ajax
15 205 (7.43%) KnockoutJS
16 188 (6.82%) CSS3
17 169 (6.13%) XML
18 163 (5.91%) LINQ
19 140 (5.08%) REST
20 121 (4.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 188 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (5.55%) Mobile App
3 135 (4.89%) User Experience
4 94 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 83 (3.01%) Replication
6 79 (2.86%) Open Source
7 75 (2.72%) Computer Science
8 73 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
9 54 (1.96%) N-Tier
10 53 (1.92%) PMI
11 49 (1.78%) Clustering
12 48 (1.74%) Cryptography
13 34 (1.23%) Blackberry
14 33 (1.20%) Blog
14 33 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
14 33 (1.20%) iPhone
15 29 (1.05%) Client/Server
16 27 (0.98%) Mathematics
16 27 (0.98%) Visualisation
17 17 (0.62%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 1213 (43.98%) Windows
2 275 (9.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 253 (9.17%) Linux
4 241 (8.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 143 (5.18%) Android
6 118 (4.28%) Apple iOS
7 108 (3.92%) Windows 7
8 87 (3.15%) Windows 8
9 70 (2.54%) Windows Phone
10 47 (1.70%) UNIX
11 45 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (1.05%) Ubuntu
12 29 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 23 (0.83%) Windows Phone 8
14 19 (0.69%) Debian
15 17 (0.62%) Windows XP
16 15 (0.54%) CentOS
17 11 (0.40%) VMS
18 8 (0.29%) Mac OS X
19 7 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1115 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 930 (33.72%) MVC
3 549 (19.91%) TDD
4 484 (17.55%) Scrum
5 405 (14.68%) E-Commerce
6 326 (11.82%) OO
7 249 (9.03%) Software Engineering
8 243 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
9 241 (8.74%) BDD
10 229 (8.30%) DevOps
11 224 (8.12%) Project Management
12 212 (7.69%) CRM
13 210 (7.61%) Mentoring
14 207 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
15 206 (7.47%) Migration
16 201 (7.29%) SOA
17 180 (6.53%) ITIL
18 170 (6.16%) Web Development
19 150 (5.44%) Unit Testing
20 134 (4.86%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1360 (49.31%) C#
2 1042 (37.78%) JavaScript
3 989 (35.86%) SQL
4 334 (12.11%) PowerShell
5 305 (11.06%) T-SQL
6 227 (8.23%) Java
7 125 (4.53%) Ruby
8 95 (3.44%) VB.NET
9 74 (2.68%) PHP
10 65 (2.36%) C
11 63 (2.28%) Python
12 62 (2.25%) C++
13 59 (2.14%) VB
14 48 (1.74%) Objective-C
15 29 (1.05%) Perl
16 28 (1.02%) F#
16 28 (1.02%) Bash Shell
17 27 (0.98%) Scala
18 23 (0.83%) R
19 15 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 337 (12.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 291 (10.55%) Degree
3 150 (5.44%) MCSE
4 99 (3.59%) MCITP
5 92 (3.34%) MCTS
6 77 (2.79%) MCSA
7 68 (2.47%) MCP
8 55 (1.99%) MCSD
9 54 (1.96%) PMI Certification
10 48 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
11 47 (1.70%) Security Cleared
12 44 (1.60%) CCNA
13 42 (1.52%) SC Cleared
14 36 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 31 (1.12%) MCAD
16 27 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
17 25 (0.91%) MAPM
18 22 (0.80%) MCPD
18 22 (0.80%) CCNP
19 21 (0.76%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (4.21%) QA
2 37 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (1.09%) SLA
4 26 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.22%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 384 (13.92%) Active Directory
2 311 (11.28%) Hyper-V
3 292 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 110 (3.99%) vSphere
5 66 (2.39%) XenApp
6 41 (1.49%) vCloud
7 28 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
8 27 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.73%) Varnish
9 20 (0.73%) KVM
10 19 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 15 (0.54%) Xen
11 15 (0.54%) Samba
11 15 (0.54%) XenDesktop
12 14 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (0.51%) XenServer
13 13 (0.47%) VMware ESX
14 12 (0.44%) Docker
15 8 (0.29%) UAG
15 8 (0.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 136 (4.93%) SCCM
2 129 (4.68%) Puppet
3 128 (4.64%) SCOM
4 125 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
5 92 (3.34%) SCVMM
6 58 (2.10%) logstash
7 56 (2.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 46 (1.67%) SCDPM
8 46 (1.67%) Windows Intune
9 41 (1.49%) ZABBIX
9 41 (1.49%) Graphite
10 38 (1.38%) Nagios
11 35 (1.27%) Kibana
12 31 (1.12%) SCOrch
13 29 (1.05%) Vagrant
14 27 (0.98%) HAProxy
15 21 (0.76%) StatsD
16 14 (0.51%) OpenView
17 12 (0.44%) Backup Exec
18 11 (0.40%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1591 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 355 (12.87%) VMware
3 253 (9.17%) Oracle
4 152 (5.51%) Cisco
5 143 (5.18%) Citrix
6 124 (4.50%) HP
7 118 (4.28%) Google
8 115 (4.17%) Xamarin
9 87 (3.15%) Rackspace
10 85 (3.08%) NetApp
11 62 (2.25%) Telerik
12 56 (2.03%) Juniper
12 56 (2.03%) New Relic
13 50 (1.81%) Sitecore
14 47 (1.70%) Dell
15 45 (1.63%) EMC
16 37 (1.34%) IBM
17 33 (1.20%) Red Hat
17 33 (1.20%) Apple
18 28 (1.02%) Veeam
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 37 minutes ago
Central London / West End
The Developer Portal
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Dorset
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £45000 per annum + cash car allowance + other bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Engage PSG
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 5500
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + flexi working etc
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £37k - 40k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Altrincham, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Pension + Medical
Posted: 8 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum +bonus +benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum +bonus +benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits Bonus (10%), Pension, Share Option
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
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