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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 284 442 557
Rank change year-on-year
+158 +115
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1078 541 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 0.50% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.58% 13.03% 11.07%
Number of salaries quoted 740 495 340
Average salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £30,450
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £79,250
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -

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
5801 4153 3416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.06% 3.84% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4590 3580 2953
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
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 27 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 27 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 +129 981 £48,000 -9.43% 127
London +72 442 £57,500 +4.54% 52
South East +65 226 £47,500 -20.83% 21
East of England +69 101 £47,500 +40.74% 15
City of London +84 100 £60,000 +4.34% 16
North West +44 99 £40,000 +6.66% 13
Berkshire +33 81 £45,000 -23.40% 6
Manchester +25 70 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Reading +46 61 £105,000 +110.00% 4
Scotland +40 53 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Surrey +12 46 £47,500 -18.10% 7
Oxfordshire +41 45 £33,000 -32.30% 3
Yorkshire +1 43 £45,000 - 3
Edinburgh +24 38 £45,000 - 3
Bedfordshire +20 33 £55,000 +139.13% 10
Abingdon - 32 £33,000 - 2
South West +14 31 £42,500 -5.55% 17
Hampshire -25 26 £57,500 -11.53% 3
Hertfordshire +14 24 £65,000 +306.25% 1
Luton - 22 £57,500 - 7
West Yorkshire -9 20 £45,000 - 2
Leeds -13 20 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands +2 19 £45,000 +45.16%
Cheshire +1 18 £33,750 -11.18% 5
Wales +12 17 £35,000 +20.68% 5
Watford +7 16 £65,000 +306.25% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 16 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Cambridge +1 14 £46,250 +2.77% 1
North Yorkshire -2 13 £45,000 -
East Sussex - 13 £47,500 -

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 1140 (55.23%) .NET
2 1135 (54.99%) Windows
3 1131 (54.80%) Microsoft
4 1081 (52.37%) C#
5 878 (42.54%) SQL Server
6 807 (39.10%) ASP.NET
7 717 (34.74%) MVC
8 707 (34.25%) SQL
9 624 (30.23%) JavaScript
10 578 (28.00%) HTML
11 509 (24.66%) ASP.NET MVC
12 501 (24.27%) Web Services
13 497 (24.08%) CSS
14 489 (23.69%) MS Excel
15 431 (20.88%) jQuery
16 407 (19.72%) WCF
17 377 (18.27%) TDD
18 370 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
19 363 (17.59%) IIS
20 356 (17.25%) .NET Framework
21 345 (16.72%) Amazon AWS
22 324 (15.70%) Office 365
23 312 (15.12%) E-Commerce
24 290 (14.05%) Scrum
25 281 (13.61%) Active Directory
26 279 (13.52%) Finance
27 271 (13.13%) SharePoint
27 271 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
28 264 (12.79%) Degree
29 262 (12.69%) VMware

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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
1 363 (17.59%) IIS
2 271 (13.13%) SharePoint
3 122 (5.91%) Apache
4 104 (5.04%) BizTalk Server
5 93 (4.51%) MS Exchange
6 84 (4.07%) nginx
7 83 (4.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 77 (3.73%) Apache Solr
9 74 (3.59%) Node.js
10 71 (3.44%) Lync
11 61 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
12 53 (2.57%) OpenStack
13 49 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 49 (2.37%) Tomcat
14 46 (2.23%) CMS
15 42 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
16 40 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
17 33 (1.60%) NServiceBus
18 31 (1.50%) WordPress
19 27 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 489 (23.69%) MS Excel
2 56 (2.71%) MS Office
3 14 (0.68%) PowerPivot
4 10 (0.48%) Mingle
4 10 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.39%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.29%) MS Project
7 5 (0.24%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.15%) Maya
8 3 (0.15%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.097%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.048%) Revit
Business Applications
1 69 (3.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.87%) Sophis RISQUE
3 16 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.29%) Agresso
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
6 5 (0.24%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.24%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 4 (0.19%) Fredhopper
7 4 (0.19%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.15%) Lawson
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.048%) Magento
9 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.048%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 345 (16.72%) Amazon AWS
2 324 (15.70%) Office 365
3 159 (7.70%) PaaS
4 157 (7.61%) IaaS
5 124 (6.01%) SaaS
6 112 (5.43%) Cloud Computing
7 56 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
8 55 (2.66%) GitHub
9 40 (1.94%) Heroku
10 38 (1.84%) Trello
11 21 (1.02%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.68%) Google Compute Engine
13 13 (0.63%) Google App Engine
14 12 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
15 10 (0.48%) Rackspace Cloud
16 9 (0.44%) OpenShift
17 8 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
18 7 (0.34%) Force.com
18 7 (0.34%) Google Apps
19 1 (0.048%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 169 (8.19%) DNS
2 164 (7.95%) SAN
3 113 (5.47%) Firewall
4 101 (4.89%) DHCP
5 75 (3.63%) TCP/IP
6 66 (3.20%) HTTP
7 64 (3.10%) Wireless
8 63 (3.05%) Internet
9 50 (2.42%) VPN
10 47 (2.28%) LAN
11 33 (1.60%) WAN
12 32 (1.55%) FTP
13 30 (1.45%) VLAN
14 29 (1.41%) NAS
15 19 (0.92%) SSL
16 18 (0.87%) Network Security
17 15 (0.73%) MPLS
18 13 (0.63%) PBX
18 13 (0.63%) Unified Communications
19 12 (0.58%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 878 (42.54%) SQL Server
2 200 (9.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 171 (8.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 129 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
5 124 (6.01%) Big Data
6 115 (5.57%) MongoDB
7 111 (5.38%) MySQL
8 107 (5.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 104 (5.04%) NoSQL
10 84 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 74 (3.59%) RavenDB
12 68 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
13 59 (2.86%) Hadoop
14 39 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 33 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
16 28 (1.36%) Relational Database
17 22 (1.07%) Redis
17 22 (1.07%) Apache Hive
18 17 (0.82%) Couchbase
18 17 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 207 (10.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 205 (9.93%) Visual Studio
3 204 (9.88%) Git (software)
4 192 (9.30%) TeamCity
5 148 (7.17%) NUnit
6 111 (5.38%) Subversion
7 97 (4.70%) ReSharper
8 80 (3.88%) Selenium
9 70 (3.39%) Jenkins
10 53 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
11 50 (2.42%) Rhino Mocks
12 43 (2.08%) JIRA
13 42 (2.03%) NCrunch
14 41 (1.99%) MSTest
14 41 (1.99%) Jasmine
15 38 (1.84%) YouTrack
15 38 (1.84%) dotTrace
16 37 (1.79%) MSBuild
17 27 (1.31%) Ranorex
18 26 (1.26%) Moq
General
1 279 (13.52%) Finance
2 88 (4.26%) Marketing
3 85 (4.12%) Retail
4 58 (2.81%) Law
5 51 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 50 (2.42%) Banking
7 42 (2.03%) Games
8 40 (1.94%) Advertising
9 38 (1.84%) French Language
10 31 (1.50%) Music Industry
11 29 (1.41%) Publishing
11 29 (1.41%) Back Office
12 23 (1.11%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.78%) Electronics
14 9 (0.44%) Legal
15 8 (0.39%) Automotive
16 6 (0.29%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.19%) Japanese Language
18 3 (0.15%) Welsh Language
18 3 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 861 (41.72%) Developer
2 367 (17.78%) .NET Developer
3 246 (11.92%) C# Developer
4 244 (11.82%) Architect
5 236 (11.43%) Senior Developer
6 191 (9.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 129 (6.25%) Consultant
8 127 (6.15%) Web Developer
9 121 (5.86%) Senior .NET Developer
10 103 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 101 (4.89%) ASP.NET Developer
12 96 (4.65%) Analyst
13 87 (4.22%) Software Developer
14 86 (4.17%) Support Engineer
15 85 (4.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 76 (3.68%) Software Engineer
17 71 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
18 69 (3.34%) Administrator
19 64 (3.10%) Senior C# Developer
20 63 (3.05%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1140 (55.23%) .NET
2 807 (39.10%) ASP.NET
3 578 (28.00%) HTML
4 509 (24.66%) ASP.NET MVC
5 501 (24.27%) Web Services
6 497 (24.08%) CSS
7 431 (20.88%) jQuery
8 407 (19.72%) WCF
9 356 (17.25%) .NET Framework
10 239 (11.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 235 (11.39%) HTML5
12 173 (8.38%) LINQ
13 168 (8.14%) ASP.NET Web API
14 149 (7.22%) AngularJS
15 142 (6.88%) XML
16 125 (6.06%) CSS3
17 114 (5.52%) KnockoutJS
18 110 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 109 (5.28%) Ajax
20 92 (4.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 116 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
2 94 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 86 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 60 (2.91%) Mathematics
5 51 (2.47%) Open Source
6 46 (2.23%) PMI
6 46 (2.23%) Blackberry
7 43 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 42 (2.03%) Replication
9 40 (1.94%) Clustering
10 37 (1.79%) Digital Media
11 36 (1.74%) Client/Server
12 31 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
13 26 (1.26%) N-Tier
14 25 (1.21%) Blog
15 23 (1.11%) Visualisation
16 20 (0.97%) PKI
17 19 (0.92%) IPTV
18 18 (0.87%) GIS
19 16 (0.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1135 (54.99%) Windows
2 271 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 261 (12.65%) Linux
4 163 (7.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 101 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 93 (4.51%) Android
7 88 (4.26%) Windows Phone
8 76 (3.68%) Apple iOS
9 72 (3.49%) UNIX
10 55 (2.66%) Windows 8
11 50 (2.42%) Ubuntu
12 49 (2.37%) Windows 7
13 44 (2.13%) Windows Phone 8
14 40 (1.94%) Debian
15 33 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (0.87%) Fedora
17 15 (0.73%) Solaris
17 15 (0.73%) AIX
17 15 (0.73%) CentOS
18 14 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 717 (34.74%) MVC
2 377 (18.27%) TDD
3 370 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
4 312 (15.12%) E-Commerce
5 290 (14.05%) Scrum
6 253 (12.26%) OO
7 216 (10.47%) DevOps
8 177 (8.58%) ITIL
9 173 (8.38%) Software Engineering
9 173 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
10 156 (7.56%) Web Development
11 148 (7.17%) SOA
12 145 (7.03%) Unit Testing
13 144 (6.98%) Project Management
14 132 (6.40%) BDD
15 126 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
16 116 (5.62%) OOP
17 106 (5.14%) Service Delivery
18 99 (4.80%) CRM
18 99 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1081 (52.37%) C#
2 707 (34.25%) SQL
3 624 (30.23%) JavaScript
4 196 (9.50%) PowerShell
5 159 (7.70%) T-SQL
6 158 (7.66%) Java
7 83 (4.02%) Ruby
8 82 (3.97%) VB.NET
9 67 (3.25%) C
10 65 (3.15%) C++
11 53 (2.57%) Python
12 47 (2.28%) F#
13 38 (1.84%) PHP
14 35 (1.70%) Perl
15 32 (1.55%) Clojure
16 30 (1.45%) VB
17 24 (1.16%) Bash Shell
18 23 (1.11%) Scala
19 17 (0.82%) MATLAB
20 14 (0.68%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 264 (12.79%) Degree
2 247 (11.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 162 (7.85%) MCSE
4 130 (6.30%) MCITP
5 97 (4.70%) MCSA
6 96 (4.65%) MCTS
7 52 (2.52%) MCP
8 47 (2.28%) PMI Certification
9 46 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
10 44 (2.13%) CCNA
11 23 (1.11%) Security Cleared
12 19 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 16 (0.78%) MCSD
14 15 (0.73%) CCNP
15 12 (0.58%) SC Cleared
16 8 (0.39%) MCPD
16 8 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (0.29%) CISSP
17 6 (0.29%) MCDBA
18 4 (0.19%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (6.78%) QA
2 65 (3.15%) SLA
3 24 (1.16%) ISO 9001
4 18 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 281 (13.61%) Active Directory
2 207 (10.03%) Hyper-V
3 205 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (1.79%) vSphere
4 37 (1.79%) Varnish
5 35 (1.70%) KVM
6 33 (1.60%) Samba
7 17 (0.82%) UAG
8 14 (0.68%) VMware ESX
8 14 (0.68%) XenApp
8 14 (0.68%) XenServer
9 13 (0.63%) Xen
10 12 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (0.48%) ISA Server
12 9 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
12 9 (0.44%) Docker
13 8 (0.39%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.34%) vCloud
14 7 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 100 (4.84%) Puppet
2 93 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
3 76 (3.68%) SCOM
4 62 (3.00%) SCCM
5 47 (2.28%) ZABBIX
6 45 (2.18%) Backup Exec
6 45 (2.18%) logstash
7 44 (2.13%) Nagios
8 41 (1.99%) HAProxy
9 39 (1.89%) StatsD
10 38 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
11 37 (1.79%) Kibana
12 34 (1.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 33 (1.60%) SCVMM
14 25 (1.21%) OpenView
15 17 (0.82%) WSUS
16 14 (0.68%) SCOrch
17 13 (0.63%) Vagrant
18 12 (0.58%) CFEngine
19 8 (0.39%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1131 (54.80%) Microsoft
2 262 (12.69%) VMware
3 162 (7.85%) HP
4 124 (6.01%) Cisco
5 109 (5.28%) Oracle
6 107 (5.18%) Apple
7 103 (4.99%) Citrix
8 96 (4.65%) Google
9 95 (4.60%) Juniper
10 80 (3.88%) Rackspace
11 72 (3.49%) Dell
12 71 (3.44%) EMC
13 57 (2.76%) Red Hat
13 57 (2.76%) Veeam
14 48 (2.33%) Symantec
14 48 (2.33%) Meru Networks
15 45 (2.18%) Red Gate
16 44 (2.13%) New Relic
17 42 (2.03%) Xamarin
18 31 (1.50%) Sony
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, 25 days, Great environment
Posted: 41 minutes ago
Surrey
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Fusion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum and company bonus.
Posted: 4 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + BONUS 26 DAYS HOLIDAY!
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London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + BONUS 26 DAYS HOLIDAY!
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
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Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + pension + healthcare
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £40000.0000 - £50000.0000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum - 20 % Bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum - 10 % Bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 to £60000 per annum - Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £70000 to £90000 per annum - plus bonus pension helathcare
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £90000 Per Annum + 30% BONUS + BENS
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum + 20% BONUS + BENS
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday