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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 281 451 550
Rank change year-on-year
+170 +99
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1112 516 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 0.48% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.25% 12.67% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 772 460 341
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 £33,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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
5777 4073 3376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.05% 3.82% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4578 3519 2941
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 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +154 1001 £49,000 -6.66% 143
London +101 463 £56,250 +2.27% 55
South East +54 217 £47,500 -15.55% 21
East of England +82 125 £47,500 +35.71% 6
City of London +95 108 £57,500 - 19
North West +37 99 £40,000 +3.89% 12
Berkshire +30 74 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Scotland +46 65 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Manchester +17 55 £40,000 +2.56% 3
Surrey +13 55 £47,500 -18.10% 4
Edinburgh +40 54 £50,000 - 2
Reading +31 51 £88,750 +77.50% 3
Bedfordshire +32 50 £55,000 +139.13% 4
Cheshire +21 36 £35,000 -9.09% 8
Yorkshire -14 36 £45,000 - 7
Luton - 36 £57,500 - 3
Hertfordshire - 33 £42,000 - 2
Oxfordshire +33 30 £33,000 -17.50% 3
Hampshire -17 30 £57,500 +21.05% 4
West Midlands +4 26 £47,500 +53.22% 7
Watford - 23 £82,500 -
Abingdon - 22 £33,000 - 3
South West -20 21 £42,750 +14.00% 26
Birmingham +9 18 £65,000 +52.94% 3
East Sussex - 16 £47,500 - 2
Essex +18 15 £47,500 -13.63%
Warrington -5 15 £32,500 -15.58% 3
Reigate - 15 £47,500 -
Brighton - 15 £47,500 - 2
Wales +10 14 £36,000 +24.13% 2

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1176 (55.29%) Microsoft
2 1172 (55.10%) .NET
3 1157 (54.40%) Windows
4 1098 (51.62%) C#
5 891 (41.89%) SQL Server
6 838 (39.40%) ASP.NET
7 775 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
8 756 (35.54%) SQL
9 749 (35.21%) MVC
10 670 (31.50%) JavaScript
11 625 (29.38%) HTML
12 552 (25.95%) ASP.NET MVC
13 530 (24.92%) CSS
14 520 (24.45%) MS Excel
15 515 (24.21%) Web Services
16 468 (22.00%) jQuery
17 400 (18.81%) WCF
18 393 (18.48%) .NET Framework
19 390 (18.34%) TDD
20 387 (18.19%) IIS
21 353 (16.60%) E-Commerce
21 353 (16.60%) Amazon AWS
22 337 (15.84%) Office 365
23 309 (14.53%) Scrum
24 301 (14.15%) Finance
25 284 (13.35%) Active Directory
26 280 (13.16%) SharePoint
27 274 (12.88%) VMware
27 274 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
28 267 (12.55%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 387 (18.19%) IIS
2 280 (13.16%) SharePoint
3 117 (5.50%) Apache
4 103 (4.84%) MS Exchange
5 102 (4.80%) BizTalk Server
6 95 (4.47%) nginx
7 86 (4.04%) Apache Solr
8 84 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
9 73 (3.43%) Lync
10 68 (3.20%) Node.js
11 65 (3.06%) OpenStack
12 64 (3.01%) SharePoint 2010
13 54 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
14 49 (2.30%) CMS
15 46 (2.16%) Tomcat
16 45 (2.12%) NServiceBus
17 41 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
18 40 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
19 32 (1.50%) WordPress
20 25 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 520 (24.45%) MS Excel
2 54 (2.54%) MS Office
3 12 (0.56%) PowerPivot
4 9 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.42%) MS Project
5 8 (0.38%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.38%) Mingle
6 5 (0.24%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.14%) Maya
8 3 (0.14%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.047%) Revit
Business Applications
1 80 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.89%) Sophis RISQUE
3 14 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.42%) Oracle CRM
4 9 (0.42%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 6 (0.28%) Agresso
5 6 (0.28%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.14%) Lawson
6 3 (0.14%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.094%) Tridion
8 1 (0.047%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.047%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.047%) Magento
8 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 353 (16.60%) Amazon AWS
2 337 (15.84%) Office 365
3 164 (7.71%) IaaS
3 164 (7.71%) PaaS
4 124 (5.83%) SaaS
5 117 (5.50%) Cloud Computing
6 65 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
6 65 (3.06%) GitHub
7 50 (2.35%) Trello
8 39 (1.83%) Heroku
9 21 (0.99%) Amazon S3
10 14 (0.66%) Google Compute Engine
11 11 (0.52%) Google App Engine
11 11 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
12 9 (0.42%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (0.38%) Rackspace Cloud
14 7 (0.33%) Google Apps
15 4 (0.19%) Force.com
16 1 (0.047%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 184 (8.65%) DNS
2 179 (8.42%) SAN
3 121 (5.69%) Firewall
4 106 (4.98%) DHCP
5 76 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 68 (3.20%) Wireless
7 66 (3.10%) HTTP
8 61 (2.87%) Internet
9 51 (2.40%) VPN
10 49 (2.30%) LAN
11 32 (1.50%) WAN
11 32 (1.50%) VLAN
11 32 (1.50%) NAS
12 31 (1.46%) FTP
13 19 (0.89%) SSL
14 17 (0.80%) Network Security
14 17 (0.80%) iSCSI
15 16 (0.75%) Unified Communications
16 15 (0.71%) PBX
17 14 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 891 (41.89%) SQL Server
2 196 (9.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 174 (8.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 142 (6.68%) Azure SQL Database
5 129 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 117 (5.50%) MySQL
6 117 (5.50%) Big Data
7 114 (5.36%) NoSQL
8 107 (5.03%) MongoDB
9 88 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 81 (3.81%) RavenDB
11 59 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
12 51 (2.40%) Hadoop
13 43 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 34 (1.60%) Relational Database
15 29 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
16 22 (1.03%) Apache Hive
17 19 (0.89%) Oracle Database
17 19 (0.89%) Redis
18 18 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 219 (10.30%) Git (software)
2 217 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 215 (10.11%) TeamCity
4 208 (9.78%) Visual Studio
5 172 (8.09%) NUnit
6 109 (5.12%) Subversion
7 102 (4.80%) ReSharper
8 73 (3.43%) Jenkins
9 68 (3.20%) Rhino Mocks
10 67 (3.15%) Selenium
11 60 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
12 50 (2.35%) YouTrack
12 50 (2.35%) dotTrace
13 49 (2.30%) Jasmine
14 48 (2.26%) JIRA
15 44 (2.07%) MSBuild
16 41 (1.93%) MSTest
17 36 (1.69%) NCrunch
18 29 (1.36%) Ranorex
19 27 (1.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 301 (14.15%) Finance
2 91 (4.28%) Retail
3 90 (4.23%) Marketing
4 61 (2.87%) Law
5 54 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 54 (2.54%) Banking
6 50 (2.35%) French Language
7 47 (2.21%) Games
8 32 (1.50%) Advertising
8 32 (1.50%) Back Office
9 31 (1.46%) Music Industry
10 26 (1.22%) Publishing
11 21 (0.99%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.66%) Electronics
13 9 (0.42%) Legal
14 7 (0.33%) Automotive
15 6 (0.28%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.14%) Welsh Language
16 3 (0.14%) Billing
17 2 (0.094%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 875 (41.14%) Developer
2 374 (17.58%) .NET Developer
3 274 (12.88%) Architect
4 245 (11.52%) C# Developer
5 240 (11.28%) Senior Developer
6 193 (9.07%) C# .NET Developer
7 132 (6.21%) Web Developer
8 131 (6.16%) Consultant
9 123 (5.78%) Senior .NET Developer
10 110 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 96 (4.51%) ASP.NET Developer
12 92 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
13 88 (4.14%) Support Engineer
14 86 (4.04%) Software Engineer
15 85 (4.00%) Software Developer
16 82 (3.86%) Analyst
17 81 (3.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 71 (3.34%) Administrator
19 67 (3.15%) Lead Developer
20 66 (3.10%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1172 (55.10%) .NET
2 838 (39.40%) ASP.NET
3 625 (29.38%) HTML
4 552 (25.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 530 (24.92%) CSS
6 515 (24.21%) Web Services
7 468 (22.00%) jQuery
8 400 (18.81%) WCF
9 393 (18.48%) .NET Framework
10 254 (11.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 247 (11.61%) HTML5
12 179 (8.42%) LINQ
12 179 (8.42%) ASP.NET Web API
13 169 (7.95%) AngularJS
14 136 (6.39%) XML
15 135 (6.35%) Ajax
16 125 (5.88%) CSS3
17 118 (5.55%) KnockoutJS
18 108 (5.08%) COM
19 102 (4.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 179 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (5.74%) User Experience
3 105 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
4 93 (4.37%) Mobile App
5 87 (4.09%) Computer Science
6 53 (2.49%) Replication
7 51 (2.40%) Mathematics
8 50 (2.35%) PMI
8 50 (2.35%) Open Source
9 45 (2.12%) Management Information System
10 42 (1.97%) Blackberry
11 40 (1.88%) Clustering
12 34 (1.60%) Digital Media
13 29 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
13 29 (1.36%) Client/Server
14 27 (1.27%) Visualisation
15 25 (1.18%) Cryptography
16 23 (1.08%) N-Tier
17 22 (1.03%) PKI
17 22 (1.03%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 1157 (54.40%) Windows
2 274 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 267 (12.55%) Linux
4 178 (8.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 96 (4.51%) Android
6 86 (4.04%) Windows Phone
7 85 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 79 (3.71%) Apple iOS
9 72 (3.39%) UNIX
10 59 (2.77%) Windows 8
11 54 (2.54%) Windows 7
12 49 (2.30%) Ubuntu
13 44 (2.07%) Windows Phone 8
14 37 (1.74%) Debian
15 33 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (0.85%) Fedora
17 14 (0.66%) AIX
17 14 (0.66%) HPUX
17 14 (0.66%) Solaris
18 12 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 775 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 749 (35.21%) MVC
3 390 (18.34%) TDD
4 353 (16.60%) E-Commerce
5 309 (14.53%) Scrum
6 265 (12.46%) OO
7 243 (11.42%) Mentoring
8 230 (10.81%) DevOps
9 190 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
10 187 (8.79%) ITIL
11 177 (8.32%) Software Engineering
12 160 (7.52%) Project Management
13 147 (6.91%) Web Development
14 144 (6.77%) Unit Testing
15 143 (6.72%) SOA
16 138 (6.49%) BDD
17 128 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
18 126 (5.92%) OOP
19 116 (5.45%) CRM
20 105 (4.94%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1098 (51.62%) C#
2 756 (35.54%) SQL
3 670 (31.50%) JavaScript
4 227 (10.67%) PowerShell
5 201 (9.45%) T-SQL
6 149 (7.01%) Java
7 92 (4.33%) Ruby
8 88 (4.14%) VB.NET
9 66 (3.10%) C
10 64 (3.01%) C++
11 51 (2.40%) Python
12 44 (2.07%) PHP
13 37 (1.74%) F#
14 33 (1.55%) Perl
15 28 (1.32%) VB
16 27 (1.27%) Clojure
17 21 (0.99%) Bash Shell
18 18 (0.85%) Scala
18 18 (0.85%) MATLAB
19 14 (0.66%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 267 (12.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 266 (12.51%) Degree
3 164 (7.71%) MCSE
4 137 (6.44%) MCITP
5 106 (4.98%) MCTS
6 104 (4.89%) MCSA
7 51 (2.40%) PMI Certification
8 48 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
9 47 (2.21%) MCP
10 46 (2.16%) CCNA
11 21 (0.99%) MCSD
12 20 (0.94%) CCNP
12 20 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (0.66%) Security Cleared
14 12 (0.56%) MCPD
15 10 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.42%) SC Cleared
17 7 (0.33%) CISSP
18 6 (0.28%) MCAD
19 5 (0.24%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (6.25%) QA
2 59 (2.77%) SLA
3 25 (1.18%) ISO 9001
4 21 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 284 (13.35%) Active Directory
2 223 (10.48%) Hyper-V
3 218 (10.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (1.88%) vSphere
5 35 (1.65%) KVM
6 34 (1.60%) Varnish
7 33 (1.55%) Samba
8 20 (0.94%) XenApp
9 18 (0.85%) UAG
10 16 (0.75%) VMware ESX
11 15 (0.71%) XenServer
12 13 (0.61%) Xen
13 12 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.52%) ISA Server
14 11 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
15 10 (0.47%) Docker
16 9 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
17 8 (0.38%) Terminal Services
18 7 (0.33%) vCloud
19 6 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 107 (5.03%) Puppet
2 101 (4.75%) Opscode Chef
3 83 (3.90%) SCOM
4 68 (3.20%) SCCM
5 56 (2.63%) logstash
6 50 (2.35%) Nagios
7 47 (2.21%) Backup Exec
8 46 (2.16%) ZABBIX
9 40 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
10 39 (1.83%) SCVMM
11 38 (1.79%) HAProxy
12 37 (1.74%) StatsD
12 37 (1.74%) Kibana
13 33 (1.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 29 (1.36%) OpenView
15 21 (0.99%) SCOrch
16 14 (0.66%) Vagrant
16 14 (0.66%) WSUS
17 9 (0.42%) CFEngine
18 8 (0.38%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 1176 (55.29%) Microsoft
2 274 (12.88%) VMware
3 172 (8.09%) HP
4 125 (5.88%) Cisco
5 122 (5.74%) Oracle
6 113 (5.31%) Citrix
7 110 (5.17%) Apple
8 105 (4.94%) Google
9 94 (4.42%) Juniper
10 93 (4.37%) Rackspace
11 79 (3.71%) EMC
12 67 (3.15%) Dell
13 63 (2.96%) Veeam
14 56 (2.63%) Red Hat
15 54 (2.54%) Meru Networks
16 52 (2.44%) Symantec
17 47 (2.21%) Xamarin
18 44 (2.07%) New Relic
18 44 (2.07%) Red Gate
19 32 (1.50%) Sitecore
Reading, Berkshire
eCom Recruitment
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 59 minutes ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
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Cyber Team
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum Plus an Excellent Benefits package
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £73000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vocative Consulting
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ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Lynx Recruitment Ltd
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London
Moonpig.com
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Grosvenor
Salary: Competitive Salary and Attractive Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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ComputAppoint
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday