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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 192 394 449
Rank change year-on-year
+202 +55
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1638 680 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 0.64% 0.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.17% 14.68% 13.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1291 565 456
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%

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
6776 4632 3553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.46% 4.38% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5459 3828 3002
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 £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
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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 +188 1534 £52,500 +10.52% 222
London +179 710 £60,000 +9.09% 88
South East +88 331 £47,500 - 40
City of London +96 139 £60,000 +9.09% 16
North West +63 119 £45,000 +28.57% 16
East of England +77 115 £45,000 - 7
Hampshire +54 95 £45,000 -28.00% 9
West Midlands +48 86 £47,500 +15.15% 22
Yorkshire +17 77 £40,000 +23.07% 9
Surrey -1 75 £53,750 +13.15% 5
Berkshire +13 64 £57,500 +15.00% 10
South West +15 58 £40,000 -20.00% 23
Manchester +8 54 £44,500 - 6
Birmingham +35 53 £52,500 +40.00% 9
Oxfordshire +57 52 £46,000 -38.66% 9
Cheshire +22 48 £52,500 +75.00% 6
Reading +21 47 £62,500 +19.04% 5
East Midlands +52 42 £40,000 - 4
Macclesfield - 38 £52,500 - 4
Sheffield +15 36 £35,000 +17.05% 2
South Yorkshire +13 36 £35,000 +17.05% 2
Southampton +14 34 £45,000 -10.00%
Scotland +35 31 £42,500 - 2
West Yorkshire +2 31 £52,500 +50.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +25 30 £70,000 +53.84%
Leeds +13 30 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Suffolk +19 25 £27,500 -
Bristol +1 23 £42,500 -15.00% 4
North East -2 23 £52,500 +75.00% 4
Abingdon - 23 £36,250 - 1

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1631 (55.27%) Microsoft
2 1614 (54.69%) .NET
3 1445 (48.97%) C#
4 1267 (42.93%) SQL Server
5 1232 (41.75%) Agile Software Development
6 1200 (40.66%) Windows
7 1130 (38.29%) JavaScript
8 1112 (37.68%) ASP.NET
9 1019 (34.53%) SQL
10 989 (33.51%) MVC
11 915 (31.01%) HTML
12 809 (27.41%) CSS
13 715 (24.23%) ASP.NET MVC
14 697 (23.62%) MS Excel
15 634 (21.48%) TDD
16 587 (19.89%) .NET Framework
17 572 (19.38%) jQuery
18 531 (17.99%) Office 365
19 525 (17.79%) Scrum
20 492 (16.67%) SharePoint
21 483 (16.37%) Web Services
22 427 (14.47%) Active Directory
23 396 (13.42%) ASP.NET Web API
24 385 (13.05%) AngularJS
25 384 (13.01%) Finance
26 375 (12.71%) VMware
27 373 (12.64%) WCF
28 367 (12.44%) E-Commerce
29 358 (12.13%) IIS
30 355 (12.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 492 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 358 (12.13%) IIS
3 225 (7.62%) MS Exchange
4 203 (6.88%) Lync
5 144 (4.88%) CMS
6 138 (4.68%) BizTalk Server
7 126 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 124 (4.20%) Node.js
9 109 (3.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 107 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 77 (2.61%) SharePoint 2010
12 74 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
13 64 (2.17%) OpenStack
14 61 (2.07%) nginx
15 60 (2.03%) Apache Solr
16 55 (1.86%) Apache
17 38 (1.29%) Umbraco
18 34 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
19 31 (1.05%) Mule
19 31 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 697 (23.62%) MS Excel
2 121 (4.10%) MS Office
3 37 (1.25%) MS Project
4 21 (0.71%) Photoshop
5 20 (0.68%) InfoPath
6 17 (0.58%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.24%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.17%) HipChat
10 3 (0.10%) SPSS
11 2 (0.068%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.034%) MS PowerPoint
12 1 (0.034%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 196 (6.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.68%) Sophis RISQUE
3 16 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.51%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.17%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 5 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
6 5 (0.17%) assyst
7 4 (0.14%) Fredhopper
7 4 (0.14%) MoSes
7 4 (0.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.10%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.068%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.068%) Tridion
10 1 (0.034%) TRIRIGA
10 1 (0.034%) Maximo
10 1 (0.034%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 531 (17.99%) Office 365
2 277 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
3 191 (6.47%) IaaS
4 143 (4.85%) PaaS
5 127 (4.30%) SaaS
5 127 (4.30%) Cloud Computing
6 67 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
7 52 (1.76%) GitHub
8 28 (0.95%) Trello
9 27 (0.91%) Amazon S3
10 24 (0.81%) Terremark
11 22 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
12 20 (0.68%) Heroku
13 18 (0.61%) Google Apps
14 15 (0.51%) Yammer
15 13 (0.44%) OpenShift
15 13 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
16 6 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
17 4 (0.14%) Google App Engine
17 4 (0.14%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 168 (5.69%) SAN
2 163 (5.52%) Firewall
3 148 (5.02%) DNS
4 97 (3.29%) Internet
5 83 (2.81%) WAN
6 80 (2.71%) TCP/IP
7 69 (2.34%) HTTP
8 67 (2.27%) VPN
9 54 (1.83%) LAN
10 53 (1.80%) DHCP
11 48 (1.63%) iSCSI
12 42 (1.42%) Unified Communications
13 39 (1.32%) NAS
14 35 (1.19%) Wireless
15 29 (0.98%) Network Security
16 28 (0.95%) VLAN
17 26 (0.88%) SSL
18 24 (0.81%) SMTP
19 21 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
19 21 (0.71%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1267 (42.93%) SQL Server
2 305 (10.34%) NoSQL
3 262 (8.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 228 (7.73%) MongoDB
5 220 (7.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 214 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 174 (5.90%) Azure SQL Database
8 171 (5.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 159 (5.39%) RavenDB
10 141 (4.78%) MySQL
11 114 (3.86%) Big Data
12 110 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
13 102 (3.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 97 (3.29%) CouchDB
15 90 (3.05%) Oracle Database
16 68 (2.30%) Relational Database
17 58 (1.97%) Couchbase
18 55 (1.86%) QlikView
19 29 (0.98%) Hadoop
20 28 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 303 (10.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 260 (8.81%) Visual Studio
3 258 (8.74%) Git (software)
4 200 (6.78%) NUnit
5 175 (5.93%) TeamCity
6 108 (3.66%) Subversion
7 92 (3.12%) JIRA
8 80 (2.71%) Jenkins
9 62 (2.10%) ReSharper
10 48 (1.63%) MSTest
11 47 (1.59%) MSBuild
12 41 (1.39%) Rhino Mocks
13 39 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
14 38 (1.29%) Jasmine
14 38 (1.29%) Moq
15 34 (1.15%) SpecFlow
16 30 (1.02%) NCrunch
17 28 (0.95%) Selenium
18 25 (0.85%) Appcelerator Titanium
19 23 (0.78%) NuGet
General
1 384 (13.01%) Finance
2 161 (5.46%) Retail
3 93 (3.15%) Marketing
3 93 (3.15%) Banking
4 81 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 46 (1.56%) Games
6 38 (1.29%) French Language
7 35 (1.19%) Legal
8 24 (0.81%) Advertising
9 22 (0.75%) Back Office
10 21 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.61%) Law
12 11 (0.37%) Welsh Language
13 10 (0.34%) Publishing
14 8 (0.27%) Automotive
15 6 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.20%) Electronics
15 6 (0.20%) Billing
16 5 (0.17%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.10%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1199 (40.63%) Developer
2 545 (18.47%) .NET Developer
3 411 (13.93%) Architect
4 371 (12.57%) C# Developer
5 356 (12.06%) Consultant
6 250 (8.47%) Senior Developer
7 234 (7.93%) C# .NET Developer
8 164 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
9 157 (5.32%) Senior .NET Developer
10 144 (4.88%) Web Developer
11 136 (4.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 127 (4.30%) ASP.NET Developer
13 98 (3.32%) Software Engineer
14 97 (3.29%) Software Developer
15 95 (3.22%) Project Manager
16 85 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 84 (2.85%) Technical Architect
18 83 (2.81%) Senior Consultant
19 82 (2.78%) DBA
20 79 (2.68%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1614 (54.69%) .NET
2 1112 (37.68%) ASP.NET
3 915 (31.01%) HTML
4 809 (27.41%) CSS
5 715 (24.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 587 (19.89%) .NET Framework
7 572 (19.38%) jQuery
8 483 (16.37%) Web Services
9 396 (13.42%) ASP.NET Web API
10 385 (13.05%) AngularJS
11 373 (12.64%) WCF
12 355 (12.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 347 (11.76%) HTML5
14 235 (7.96%) Ajax
15 234 (7.93%) KnockoutJS
16 200 (6.78%) XML
17 173 (5.86%) CSS3
18 149 (5.05%) LINQ
19 134 (4.54%) REST
20 129 (4.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 185 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
2 166 (5.63%) Mobile App
3 112 (3.80%) User Experience
4 94 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 91 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 88 (2.98%) Replication
7 82 (2.78%) Open Source
8 64 (2.17%) N-Tier
9 61 (2.07%) Clustering
10 51 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
11 36 (1.22%) Blog
12 35 (1.19%) Client/Server
13 34 (1.15%) Cryptography
14 33 (1.12%) iPhone
15 30 (1.02%) PMI
16 25 (0.85%) Blackberry
16 25 (0.85%) Mathematics
16 25 (0.85%) Statistics
17 23 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
18 22 (0.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1200 (40.66%) Windows
2 318 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 254 (8.61%) Linux
4 250 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 138 (4.68%) Android
6 118 (4.00%) Windows 7
7 112 (3.80%) Apple iOS
8 88 (2.98%) Windows 8
9 53 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 45 (1.52%) Windows Phone
11 43 (1.46%) UNIX
12 37 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (0.98%) Ubuntu
14 23 (0.78%) Windows XP
15 22 (0.75%) CentOS
16 12 (0.41%) Debian
17 11 (0.37%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.37%) VMS
18 8 (0.27%) Windows Vista
19 6 (0.20%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1232 (41.75%) Agile Software Development
2 989 (33.51%) MVC
3 634 (21.48%) TDD
4 525 (17.79%) Scrum
5 367 (12.44%) E-Commerce
6 318 (10.78%) OO
7 264 (8.95%) Software Engineering
8 250 (8.47%) CRM
9 248 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
10 246 (8.34%) BDD
11 220 (7.46%) DevOps
12 219 (7.42%) SOA
13 214 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
14 211 (7.15%) Project Management
15 209 (7.08%) Web Development
16 198 (6.71%) Migration
17 191 (6.47%) Mentoring
18 175 (5.93%) ITIL
19 141 (4.78%) Unit Testing
20 119 (4.03%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1445 (48.97%) C#
2 1130 (38.29%) JavaScript
3 1019 (34.53%) SQL
4 323 (10.95%) PowerShell
5 299 (10.13%) T-SQL
6 238 (8.07%) Java
7 125 (4.24%) Ruby
8 96 (3.25%) VB.NET
9 78 (2.64%) PHP
10 76 (2.58%) Python
11 64 (2.17%) C++
12 62 (2.10%) VB
13 54 (1.83%) C
14 51 (1.73%) Objective-C
15 43 (1.46%) Bash Shell
16 36 (1.22%) Perl
17 27 (0.91%) Scala
18 26 (0.88%) R
19 24 (0.81%) F#
20 20 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 347 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 288 (9.76%) Degree
3 153 (5.18%) MCSE
4 98 (3.32%) VCP4
5 95 (3.22%) MCITP
6 93 (3.15%) MCTS
7 83 (2.81%) MCSA
8 75 (2.54%) Security Cleared
9 71 (2.41%) MCP
10 70 (2.37%) SC Cleared
11 63 (2.13%) MCSD
12 48 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
13 43 (1.46%) CCNA
14 41 (1.39%) MCAD
15 36 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 32 (1.08%) PMI Certification
17 31 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
18 24 (0.81%) MAPM
18 24 (0.81%) AWS Certification
19 21 (0.71%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (3.19%) QA
2 51 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (1.15%) SLA
4 32 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.24%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 427 (14.47%) Active Directory
2 311 (10.54%) Hyper-V
3 298 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 124 (4.20%) vSphere
5 69 (2.34%) XenApp
6 54 (1.83%) vCloud
7 33 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
9 21 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 17 (0.58%) Docker
11 16 (0.54%) Xen
12 15 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (0.51%) VMware ESX
13 14 (0.47%) KVM
14 12 (0.41%) Varnish
15 11 (0.37%) XenDesktop
16 10 (0.34%) UAG
16 10 (0.34%) XenServer
16 10 (0.34%) ISA Server
17 8 (0.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 164 (5.56%) SCCM
2 140 (4.74%) SCOM
3 133 (4.51%) Puppet
4 125 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
5 97 (3.29%) SCVMM
6 66 (2.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 54 (1.83%) Windows Intune
8 47 (1.59%) SCDPM
8 47 (1.59%) logstash
9 39 (1.32%) Graphite
10 36 (1.22%) Nagios
11 35 (1.19%) ZABBIX
12 33 (1.12%) Vagrant
13 32 (1.08%) SCOrch
14 30 (1.02%) Kibana
15 20 (0.68%) HAProxy
16 18 (0.61%) Ansible
17 16 (0.54%) StatsD
18 13 (0.44%) SCSM
19 11 (0.37%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1631 (55.27%) Microsoft
2 375 (12.71%) VMware
3 256 (8.68%) Oracle
4 156 (5.29%) Cisco
5 150 (5.08%) Citrix
6 120 (4.07%) Xamarin
7 119 (4.03%) Google
8 118 (4.00%) HP
9 91 (3.08%) NetApp
10 66 (2.24%) Rackspace
11 59 (2.00%) Telerik
12 54 (1.83%) Juniper
13 50 (1.69%) New Relic
14 44 (1.49%) Sitecore
15 36 (1.22%) Dell
16 34 (1.15%) Red Hat
17 33 (1.12%) Veeam
18 31 (1.05%) Cognos
19 29 (0.98%) Tableau
20 28 (0.95%) IBM
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