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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 197 354 422
Rank change year-on-year
+157 +68
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1718 882 596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 0.74% 0.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.73% 13.06% 13.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1280 762 552
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
8709 6755 4541
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.92% 5.71% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 6995 5580 3861
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +159 1611 £47,500 - 273
London +188 786 £57,500 +4.54% 129
South East +53 331 £45,000 -5.26% 31
East of England +82 121 £45,000 +12.50% 22
City of London +84 117 £57,500 -11.53% 32
Surrey +36 114 £47,500 - 7
Yorkshire +14 99 £45,000 +12.50% 14
North West +27 72 £42,500 +21.42% 23
West Midlands +32 71 £42,500 +23.18% 18
South West +34 62 £40,000 -26.60% 22
Berkshire -9 59 £52,500 - 13
East Midlands +47 57 £35,000 -20.00% 4
Hampshire +13 54 £42,500 -29.16% 2
West Yorkshire +11 52 £45,000 +11.11% 6
Oxfordshire +33 46 £35,000 -7.28% 4
Leeds +19 44 £45,000 +11.11% 5
Staines +18 42 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Hertfordshire +18 39 £40,750 -13.75% 5
Manchester +19 38 £44,500 +11.25% 13
Reading -3 38 £55,000 +10.00% 10
Bedfordshire +26 35 £47,000 -14.54% 9
Leatherhead +13 34 £45,000 -
Scotland +35 30 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Luton +20 30 £45,000 -20.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +21 29 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Milton Keynes +18 29 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Sheffield +8 29 £35,000 +17.05% 5
South Yorkshire +3 29 £35,000 +17.05% 5
Birmingham +2 28 £45,000 +56.52% 3
Cheshire +23 27 £40,000 +33.33% 5

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1748 (53.36%) Microsoft
2 1723 (52.59%) .NET
3 1534 (46.83%) C#
4 1380 (42.12%) Agile Software Development
5 1379 (42.09%) SQL Server
6 1273 (38.86%) Windows
7 1201 (36.66%) Amazon AWS
8 1174 (35.84%) ASP.NET
9 1158 (35.35%) JavaScript
10 1073 (32.75%) MVC
11 1011 (30.86%) SQL
12 921 (28.11%) HTML
13 794 (24.24%) CSS
14 774 (23.63%) MS Excel
15 695 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
16 683 (20.85%) TDD
17 623 (19.02%) Office 365
18 599 (18.28%) jQuery
19 580 (17.70%) .NET Framework
20 555 (16.94%) Scrum
21 551 (16.82%) Web Services
22 540 (16.48%) SharePoint
23 488 (14.90%) Active Directory
24 471 (14.38%) ASP.NET Web API
25 437 (13.34%) VMware
26 415 (12.67%) Entity Framework
27 410 (12.52%) Finance
28 407 (12.42%) WCF
29 393 (12.00%) HTML5
30 392 (11.97%) AngularJS

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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
1 540 (16.48%) SharePoint
2 360 (10.99%) IIS
3 236 (7.20%) MS Exchange
4 212 (6.47%) Lync
5 142 (4.33%) BizTalk Server
6 125 (3.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 124 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 120 (3.66%) CMS
9 108 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 93 (2.84%) Node.js
11 92 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
12 87 (2.66%) SharePoint 2010
13 72 (2.20%) Apache
14 69 (2.11%) OpenStack
15 58 (1.77%) Apache Solr
16 54 (1.65%) nginx
17 48 (1.47%) NServiceBus
18 42 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
19 31 (0.95%) Umbraco
19 31 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 774 (23.63%) MS Excel
2 133 (4.06%) MS Office
3 24 (0.73%) Photoshop
4 23 (0.70%) MS Project
5 17 (0.52%) InfoPath
6 14 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.21%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.12%) GIMP
9 4 (0.12%) SPSS
9 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.061%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.031%) HipChat
11 1 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 232 (7.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.95%) Sophis RISQUE
3 16 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.43%) assyst
5 11 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.12%) MoSes
6 4 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
7 3 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.061%) Fredhopper
8 2 (0.061%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.061%) Tridion
9 1 (0.031%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.031%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.031%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 1201 (36.66%) Amazon AWS
2 623 (19.02%) Office 365
3 190 (5.80%) IaaS
4 147 (4.49%) SaaS
5 146 (4.46%) PaaS
6 145 (4.43%) Cloud Computing
7 59 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
8 48 (1.47%) GitHub
9 40 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
10 36 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
11 27 (0.82%) Amazon S3
12 25 (0.76%) Yammer
12 25 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 24 (0.73%) Terremark
14 19 (0.58%) Google Apps
15 18 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 17 (0.52%) Google Analytics
17 15 (0.46%) Heroku
18 12 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
19 11 (0.34%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 180 (5.49%) Firewall
2 177 (5.40%) SAN
3 138 (4.21%) DNS
4 94 (2.87%) WAN
5 91 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 86 (2.63%) VPN
7 75 (2.29%) Internet
8 69 (2.11%) HTTP
9 60 (1.83%) LAN
10 52 (1.59%) DHCP
11 50 (1.53%) Network Security
12 48 (1.47%) Unified Communications
13 43 (1.31%) NAS
14 38 (1.16%) iSCSI
15 37 (1.13%) SSL
16 29 (0.89%) VLAN
17 27 (0.82%) Wireless
18 25 (0.76%) SMTP
19 22 (0.67%) Intranet
20 21 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1379 (42.09%) SQL Server
2 340 (10.38%) NoSQL
3 288 (8.79%) MongoDB
4 251 (7.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 210 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 197 (6.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 178 (5.43%) MySQL
8 174 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 165 (5.04%) Azure SQL Database
10 146 (4.46%) RavenDB
11 144 (4.40%) Big Data
12 124 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
13 120 (3.66%) CouchDB
14 99 (3.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 85 (2.59%) Oracle Database
16 72 (2.20%) Relational Database
17 61 (1.86%) Couchbase
18 58 (1.77%) QlikView
19 53 (1.62%) Hadoop
20 36 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 315 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 297 (9.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 286 (8.73%) Visual Studio
4 210 (6.41%) NUnit
5 193 (5.89%) TeamCity
6 128 (3.91%) Subversion
7 95 (2.90%) Jenkins
8 91 (2.78%) JIRA
9 62 (1.89%) Moq
10 55 (1.68%) ReSharper
11 53 (1.62%) MSTest
12 47 (1.43%) Selenium
13 46 (1.40%) MSBuild
14 41 (1.25%) Jasmine
15 37 (1.13%) NCrunch
16 29 (0.89%) SpecFlow
16 29 (0.89%) Mercurial
17 28 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
18 27 (0.82%) CruiseControl
19 26 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 410 (12.52%) Finance
2 254 (7.75%) Retail
3 99 (3.02%) Marketing
3 99 (3.02%) Banking
4 82 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 65 (1.98%) French Language
6 61 (1.86%) Legal
7 50 (1.53%) Games
8 35 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 35 (1.07%) Advertising
9 34 (1.04%) Back Office
10 23 (0.70%) Automotive
10 23 (0.70%) Publishing
11 13 (0.40%) Law
12 12 (0.37%) Welsh Language
13 11 (0.34%) Electronics
14 9 (0.27%) Billing
15 4 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.092%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.092%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1319 (40.26%) Developer
2 612 (18.68%) .NET Developer
3 463 (14.13%) Architect
4 420 (12.82%) C# Developer
5 360 (10.99%) Consultant
6 292 (8.91%) Senior Developer
7 246 (7.51%) C# .NET Developer
8 179 (5.46%) Senior .NET Developer
9 168 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
10 139 (4.24%) Web Developer
11 128 (3.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 127 (3.88%) Software Developer
13 124 (3.79%) ASP.NET Developer
14 112 (3.42%) Software Engineer
15 106 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
16 98 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 93 (2.84%) Project Manager
18 92 (2.81%) Technical Architect
19 87 (2.66%) Microsoft Consultant
20 84 (2.56%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1723 (52.59%) .NET
2 1174 (35.84%) ASP.NET
3 921 (28.11%) HTML
4 794 (24.24%) CSS
5 695 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 599 (18.28%) jQuery
7 580 (17.70%) .NET Framework
8 551 (16.82%) Web Services
9 471 (14.38%) ASP.NET Web API
10 415 (12.67%) Entity Framework
11 407 (12.42%) WCF
12 393 (12.00%) HTML5
13 392 (11.97%) AngularJS
14 278 (8.49%) XML
15 258 (7.88%) KnockoutJS
16 209 (6.38%) Ajax
17 184 (5.62%) JSON
18 174 (5.31%) REST
19 163 (4.98%) LINQ
20 147 (4.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 234 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 223 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 167 (5.10%) Private Cloud
4 164 (5.01%) Computer Science
5 126 (3.85%) User Experience
6 122 (3.72%) Public Cloud
7 93 (2.84%) Open Source
8 91 (2.78%) Replication
9 78 (2.38%) Clustering
10 69 (2.11%) Management Information System
11 68 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
12 64 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
13 56 (1.71%) Blog
14 50 (1.53%) N-Tier
15 42 (1.28%) Blackberry
16 35 (1.07%) Client/Server
16 35 (1.07%) Algorithms
17 34 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
18 33 (1.01%) Data Structures
18 33 (1.01%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1273 (38.86%) Windows
2 307 (9.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 298 (9.10%) Linux
4 265 (8.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 134 (4.09%) Android
6 113 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 96 (2.93%) Windows 7
8 78 (2.38%) Windows 8
9 59 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 47 (1.43%) Ubuntu
11 44 (1.34%) UNIX
12 40 (1.22%) Windows Phone
13 31 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 28 (0.85%) CentOS
14 28 (0.85%) Windows XP
15 26 (0.79%) Debian
16 10 (0.31%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.27%) Windows Phone 7
17 9 (0.27%) Windows Phone 8
18 8 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1380 (42.12%) Agile Software Development
2 1073 (32.75%) MVC
3 683 (20.85%) TDD
4 555 (16.94%) Scrum
5 332 (10.13%) Software Engineering
6 326 (9.95%) DevOps
7 313 (9.55%) OO
8 306 (9.34%) E-Commerce
9 296 (9.04%) CRM
10 271 (8.27%) Web Development
11 261 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
12 236 (7.20%) SOA
13 235 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
14 216 (6.59%) Mentoring
15 215 (6.56%) ITIL
16 205 (6.26%) Project Management
17 204 (6.23%) BDD
18 186 (5.68%) Migration
19 145 (4.43%) Unit Testing
20 139 (4.24%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1534 (46.83%) C#
2 1158 (35.35%) JavaScript
3 1011 (30.86%) SQL
4 342 (10.44%) PowerShell
5 264 (8.06%) Java
6 252 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 119 (3.63%) VB.NET
8 116 (3.54%) Ruby
9 111 (3.39%) Python
10 95 (2.90%) C++
11 88 (2.69%) PHP
12 76 (2.32%) C
13 71 (2.17%) Bash Shell
14 64 (1.95%) ActionScript 3.0
14 64 (1.95%) ActionScript
15 58 (1.77%) VB
16 56 (1.71%) Perl
17 47 (1.43%) Objective-C
18 36 (1.10%) R
19 33 (1.01%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 330 (10.07%) Degree
2 309 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 148 (4.52%) MCSE
4 104 (3.17%) Security Cleared
5 101 (3.08%) SC Cleared
6 84 (2.56%) MCSA
7 75 (2.29%) MCTS
8 72 (2.20%) MCITP
9 61 (1.86%) MCP
10 55 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
11 53 (1.62%) MCSD
12 49 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 43 (1.31%) CCNA
14 40 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
15 31 (0.95%) MCAD
16 30 (0.92%) DV Cleared
17 27 (0.82%) AWS Certification
18 23 (0.70%) MCPD
19 21 (0.64%) CCNP
20 18 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (3.94%) QA
2 66 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (1.65%) SLA
4 34 (1.04%) PCI DSS
5 23 (0.70%) FISMA
6 15 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.21%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.031%) COBIT
System Software
1 488 (14.90%) Active Directory
2 325 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 315 (9.62%) Hyper-V
4 141 (4.30%) vSphere
5 66 (2.01%) XenApp
6 64 (1.95%) vCloud
7 54 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
9 28 (0.85%) KVM
10 26 (0.79%) Varnish
11 25 (0.76%) Docker
12 23 (0.70%) VMware ESX
13 22 (0.67%) Samba
13 22 (0.67%) GlusterFS
14 20 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 19 (0.58%) XenDesktop
16 13 (0.40%) Terminal Services
17 12 (0.37%) Xen
18 11 (0.34%) UAG
19 9 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 178 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
2 176 (5.37%) Puppet
3 174 (5.31%) SCCM
4 132 (4.03%) SCOM
5 72 (2.20%) SCVMM
6 64 (1.95%) Windows Intune
7 61 (1.86%) ZABBIX
8 57 (1.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 57 (1.74%) logstash
9 56 (1.71%) Graphite
10 46 (1.40%) Nagios
11 45 (1.37%) Kibana
12 37 (1.13%) HAProxy
13 35 (1.07%) SCDPM
13 35 (1.07%) StatsD
13 35 (1.07%) Ansible
14 28 (0.85%) Vagrant
15 23 (0.70%) SCOrch
16 16 (0.49%) SCSM
17 13 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1748 (53.36%) Microsoft
2 437 (13.34%) VMware
3 247 (7.54%) Oracle
4 191 (5.83%) Cisco
5 144 (4.40%) Citrix
6 131 (4.00%) HP
6 131 (4.00%) Google
7 107 (3.27%) NetApp
8 90 (2.75%) Xamarin
9 65 (1.98%) Juniper
10 62 (1.89%) Rackspace
10 62 (1.89%) New Relic
11 55 (1.68%) Dell
12 54 (1.65%) Sitecore
13 45 (1.37%) Telerik
14 37 (1.13%) Tableau
15 32 (0.98%) SAP
16 30 (0.92%) Red Hat
17 29 (0.89%) Splunk
18 28 (0.85%) Hitachi
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