The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 315 421 565
Rank change year-on-year
+106 +144
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 991 571 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.53% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.15% 13.83% 10.48%
Number of salaries quoted 729 526 326
Average salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-0.55% -5.26%
Cloud Services Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
5778 4129 3369
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.96% 3.81% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4634 3556 2907
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1 August 2014 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 1 August 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
England +95 922 £47,500 -9.52% 140
London +27 386 £57,500 +4.54% 62
South East +85 226 £47,500 -20.83% 30
North West +37 92 £40,000 +2.56% 16
East of England +50 91 £45,000 +28.57% 11
City of London +40 81 £62,500 +4.16% 16
Manchester +21 67 £40,000 +2.56% 8
Berkshire +15 66 £65,000 -3.70% 10
Yorkshire +26 61 £45,000 - 4
Oxfordshire - 58 £33,000 - 8
Reading +34 48 £105,000 +64.70% 8
Surrey +9 47 £47,500 -5.00% 7
South West +8 39 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Abingdon - 37 £33,000 - 2
West Yorkshire -15 32 £45,000 -
Leeds -6 31 £45,000 -
Scotland +7 28 £36,250 -17.14% 5
Bedfordshire +20 26 £55,000 +139.13% 5
Hertfordshire +1 22 £40,000 +150.00% 1
Luton - 21 £57,500 - 2
West Midlands +7 20 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Hampshire -30 20 £29,500 -54.61% 2
Cambridgeshire +16 19 £46,250 +2.77% 3
Wales +8 18 £35,000 +29.62% 2
North Yorkshire +3 17 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Cambridge +6 16 £45,000 - 3
Leatherhead -7 15 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Southampton +25 14 £28,000 -44.00% 1
Guildford +16 13 £42,500 +23.18% 2
Bristol +2 13 £52,500 +40.00% 4

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 1082 (57.28%) .NET
2 1042 (55.16%) C#
3 1014 (53.68%) Windows
4 982 (51.99%) Microsoft
5 833 (44.10%) SQL Server
6 761 (40.29%) ASP.NET
7 657 (34.78%) MVC
8 632 (33.46%) SQL
9 566 (29.96%) JavaScript
10 523 (27.69%) HTML
11 471 (24.93%) ASP.NET MVC
12 460 (24.35%) Web Services
13 446 (23.61%) CSS
14 435 (23.03%) MS Excel
15 381 (20.17%) WCF
16 380 (20.12%) jQuery
17 372 (19.69%) TDD
18 347 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
19 323 (17.10%) .NET Framework
20 315 (16.68%) Amazon AWS
20 315 (16.68%) IIS
21 269 (14.24%) E-Commerce
22 268 (14.19%) Scrum
23 263 (13.92%) Windows Server 2008
24 256 (13.55%) SharePoint
25 253 (13.39%) Active Directory
26 251 (13.29%) Linux
27 247 (13.08%) Office 365
28 244 (12.92%) VMware
29 242 (12.81%) Finance

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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
1 315 (16.68%) IIS
2 256 (13.55%) SharePoint
3 117 (6.19%) Apache
4 88 (4.66%) Node.js
4 88 (4.66%) BizTalk Server
5 84 (4.45%) MS Exchange
6 82 (4.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 68 (3.60%) Lync
8 61 (3.23%) nginx
9 57 (3.02%) Apache Solr
9 57 (3.02%) SharePoint 2010
10 48 (2.54%) CMS
11 47 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
12 45 (2.38%) Tomcat
12 45 (2.38%) OpenStack
13 42 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
14 40 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
15 30 (1.59%) WordPress
16 29 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
16 29 (1.54%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 435 (23.03%) MS Excel
2 55 (2.91%) MS Office
3 14 (0.74%) PowerPivot
4 10 (0.53%) Mingle
5 9 (0.48%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.42%) MS Project
7 7 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.26%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
9 3 (0.16%) Maya
9 3 (0.16%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 58 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.01%) Sophis RISQUE
3 15 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.53%) Fredhopper
5 9 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.32%) Agresso
7 5 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
7 5 (0.26%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 4 (0.21%) WebTrends
8 4 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.16%) Lawson
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.053%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 315 (16.68%) Amazon AWS
2 247 (13.08%) Office 365
3 139 (7.36%) PaaS
4 136 (7.20%) IaaS
5 118 (6.25%) SaaS
6 106 (5.61%) Cloud Computing
7 53 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
8 41 (2.17%) Heroku
9 40 (2.12%) GitHub
10 22 (1.16%) Amazon S3
10 22 (1.16%) Google App Engine
11 20 (1.06%) Trello
12 13 (0.69%) Rackspace Cloud
12 13 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
13 12 (0.64%) Google Compute Engine
14 10 (0.53%) Force.com
15 8 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
16 7 (0.37%) OpenShift
17 6 (0.32%) Google Apps
18 1 (0.053%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 156 (8.26%) SAN
2 153 (8.10%) DNS
3 104 (5.51%) Firewall
4 98 (5.19%) DHCP
5 78 (4.13%) TCP/IP
6 66 (3.49%) Internet
7 61 (3.23%) Wireless
8 58 (3.07%) HTTP
9 50 (2.65%) VPN
10 41 (2.17%) LAN
11 27 (1.43%) NAS
11 27 (1.43%) WAN
12 26 (1.38%) FTP
13 24 (1.27%) VLAN
14 21 (1.11%) Network Security
15 20 (1.06%) SSL
16 15 (0.79%) MPLS
17 14 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
18 11 (0.58%) NetScaler
18 11 (0.58%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 833 (44.10%) SQL Server
2 183 (9.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 153 (8.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 118 (6.25%) Big Data
5 113 (5.98%) MongoDB
6 112 (5.93%) NoSQL
7 100 (5.29%) Azure SQL Database
7 100 (5.29%) MySQL
8 83 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 72 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 65 (3.44%) SQL Server 2005
11 61 (3.23%) Hadoop
12 60 (3.18%) RavenDB
13 35 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
14 31 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 31 (1.64%) Redis
15 26 (1.38%) Relational Database
16 17 (0.90%) RDBMS
16 17 (0.90%) Oracle Database
16 17 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 191 (10.11%) Git (software)
1 191 (10.11%) Visual Studio
2 180 (9.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 159 (8.42%) TeamCity
4 113 (5.98%) NUnit
5 106 (5.61%) Subversion
6 88 (4.66%) Selenium
7 81 (4.29%) ReSharper
8 61 (3.23%) Jenkins
9 44 (2.33%) NCrunch
10 40 (2.12%) MSTest
11 39 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
12 37 (1.96%) Jasmine
12 37 (1.96%) JIRA
13 36 (1.91%) PhoneGap
14 33 (1.75%) Rhino Mocks
15 32 (1.69%) Moq
16 30 (1.59%) WinRunner
17 25 (1.32%) SpecFlow
18 24 (1.27%) Bugzilla
General
1 242 (12.81%) Finance
2 82 (4.34%) Retail
3 81 (4.29%) Marketing
4 59 (3.12%) Law
5 47 (2.49%) Advertising
5 47 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 45 (2.38%) Banking
7 44 (2.33%) Games
8 29 (1.54%) Publishing
9 27 (1.43%) Back Office
10 26 (1.38%) Music Industry
11 22 (1.16%) Manufacturing
12 20 (1.06%) French Language
13 15 (0.79%) Electronics
14 8 (0.42%) Legal
15 6 (0.32%) Automotive
15 6 (0.32%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.21%) Japanese Language
17 3 (0.16%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 817 (43.25%) Developer
2 354 (18.74%) .NET Developer
3 266 (14.08%) C# Developer
4 217 (11.49%) C# .NET Developer
5 203 (10.75%) Senior Developer
6 202 (10.69%) Architect
7 134 (7.09%) Consultant
8 118 (6.25%) Web Developer
9 111 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
10 108 (5.72%) Analyst
11 103 (5.45%) Senior .NET Developer
12 101 (5.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 86 (4.55%) Software Developer
14 85 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 79 (4.18%) Support Engineer
16 69 (3.65%) Software Engineer
17 62 (3.28%) Senior C# Developer
18 54 (2.86%) Administrator
19 51 (2.70%) Web Engineer
19 51 (2.70%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1082 (57.28%) .NET
2 761 (40.29%) ASP.NET
3 523 (27.69%) HTML
4 471 (24.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 460 (24.35%) Web Services
6 446 (23.61%) CSS
7 381 (20.17%) WCF
8 380 (20.12%) jQuery
9 323 (17.10%) .NET Framework
10 230 (12.18%) HTML5
11 218 (11.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 153 (8.10%) ASP.NET Web API
13 146 (7.73%) LINQ
14 132 (6.99%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 127 (6.72%) CSS3
15 127 (6.72%) XML
16 107 (5.66%) KnockoutJS
17 106 (5.61%) AngularJS
18 87 (4.61%) Ajax
19 79 (4.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 96 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
2 95 (5.03%) Mobile App
3 90 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 62 (3.28%) Mathematics
5 50 (2.65%) Open Source
6 43 (2.28%) Clustering
7 41 (2.17%) Digital Media
8 39 (2.06%) Blackberry
8 39 (2.06%) Client/Server
9 38 (2.01%) Replication
10 34 (1.80%) Management Information System
11 29 (1.54%) Blog
11 29 (1.54%) N-Tier
12 27 (1.43%) Social Media
13 26 (1.38%) PMI
13 26 (1.38%) Inversion of Control
14 20 (1.06%) PKI
15 19 (1.01%) Visualisation
16 16 (0.85%) GIS
16 16 (0.85%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1014 (53.68%) Windows
2 263 (13.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 251 (13.29%) Linux
4 151 (7.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 106 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 96 (5.08%) Android
7 78 (4.13%) Apple iOS
8 71 (3.76%) UNIX
9 68 (3.60%) Windows Phone
10 46 (2.44%) Windows 7
11 45 (2.38%) Windows 8
12 43 (2.28%) Ubuntu
13 37 (1.96%) Debian
14 34 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (1.38%) Windows Phone 8
16 18 (0.95%) Fedora
17 15 (0.79%) CentOS
17 15 (0.79%) AIX
17 15 (0.79%) Solaris
18 14 (0.74%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 657 (34.78%) MVC
2 372 (19.69%) TDD
3 347 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
4 269 (14.24%) E-Commerce
5 268 (14.19%) Scrum
6 241 (12.76%) OO
7 189 (10.01%) DevOps
8 169 (8.95%) Software Engineering
9 165 (8.73%) Web Development
10 161 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
11 149 (7.89%) ITIL
12 142 (7.52%) SOA
13 135 (7.15%) BDD
14 132 (6.99%) Unit Testing
15 106 (5.61%) Domain-Driven Design
16 100 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
17 99 (5.24%) Project Management
18 97 (5.13%) OOP
19 93 (4.92%) Pair Programming
19 93 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1042 (55.16%) C#
2 632 (33.46%) SQL
3 566 (29.96%) JavaScript
4 165 (8.73%) Java
5 157 (8.31%) PowerShell
6 117 (6.19%) T-SQL
7 93 (4.92%) Ruby
8 71 (3.76%) VB.NET
9 64 (3.39%) C++
10 60 (3.18%) Python
11 51 (2.70%) C
12 50 (2.65%) F#
13 39 (2.06%) Clojure
13 39 (2.06%) PHP
14 30 (1.59%) Perl
15 28 (1.48%) VB
16 27 (1.43%) Bash Shell
16 27 (1.43%) Scala
17 15 (0.79%) Delphi
18 14 (0.74%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 233 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 231 (12.23%) Degree
3 162 (8.58%) MCSE
4 125 (6.62%) MCITP
5 91 (4.82%) MCSA
6 87 (4.61%) MCTS
7 54 (2.86%) MCP
8 40 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (2.06%) CCNA
10 28 (1.48%) Security Cleared
11 27 (1.43%) PMI Certification
12 14 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (0.58%) SC Cleared
13 11 (0.58%) CCNP
14 7 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.32%) MCDBA
15 6 (0.32%) MCSD
16 5 (0.26%) VCP4
17 4 (0.21%) CISSP
17 4 (0.21%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (6.88%) QA
2 64 (3.39%) SLA
3 18 (0.95%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 253 (13.39%) Active Directory
2 196 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 175 (9.26%) Hyper-V
4 34 (1.80%) Varnish
5 33 (1.75%) vSphere
6 29 (1.54%) KVM
7 28 (1.48%) Samba
8 21 (1.11%) UAG
9 13 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 13 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
9 13 (0.69%) ISA Server
10 12 (0.64%) VMware ESX
10 12 (0.64%) XenServer
11 11 (0.58%) Xen
11 11 (0.58%) Terminal Services
12 10 (0.53%) XenApp
13 7 (0.37%) vCloud
13 7 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.37%) Docker
14 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 85 (4.50%) Puppet
2 79 (4.18%) Opscode Chef
3 76 (4.02%) SCOM
4 74 (3.92%) SCCM
5 46 (2.44%) ZABBIX
6 44 (2.33%) Backup Exec
7 40 (2.12%) Nagios
8 38 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
9 37 (1.96%) logstash
10 36 (1.91%) StatsD
10 36 (1.91%) HAProxy
11 34 (1.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 33 (1.75%) Kibana
13 32 (1.69%) SCVMM
14 22 (1.16%) OpenView
15 15 (0.79%) WSUS
15 15 (0.79%) SCOrch
16 13 (0.69%) CFEngine
17 11 (0.58%) Vagrant
18 9 (0.48%) SCSM
Vendors
1 982 (51.99%) Microsoft
2 244 (12.92%) VMware
3 144 (7.62%) HP
4 102 (5.40%) Cisco
5 101 (5.35%) Citrix
6 100 (5.29%) Apple
7 94 (4.98%) Google
8 93 (4.92%) Juniper
9 91 (4.82%) Oracle
10 66 (3.49%) Dell
11 59 (3.12%) Rackspace
11 59 (3.12%) Red Hat
12 56 (2.96%) EMC
13 55 (2.91%) Veeam
14 47 (2.49%) Symantec
15 46 (2.44%) Red Gate
15 46 (2.44%) Meru Networks
16 40 (2.12%) Xamarin
16 40 (2.12%) New Relic
17 26 (1.38%) Sony
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + BONUS 26 DAYS HOLIDAY!
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + BONUS 26 DAYS HOLIDAY!
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wells, Somerset
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Spring Technology
Salary: £37000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
7digital
Salary: Attractive Basic + Share Options + Benefits + Music
Posted: 20 hours ago
Ruislip, Middlesex
Recital Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + flexible working
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent Benefits/Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
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Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + 23% Flexible Benefits-
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: Attractive Basic
Posted: Yesterday
London
tcpl
Salary: Attractive Basic
Posted: Yesterday
London
tcpl
Salary: Attractive Basic
Posted: Yesterday