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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 175 330 433
Rank change year-on-year
+155 +103
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1912 981 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.75% 0.84% 0.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.26% 13.70% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1544 731 525
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,400 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £76,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -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
8994 7158 5055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 8.21% 6.12% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7264 5714 4319
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,684
% change year-on-year
- +5.42%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +142 1777 £47,500 - 233
London +162 790 £57,500 - 89
South East +18 260 £45,000 -5.26% 43
East of England +74 179 £45,000 - 19
North West +37 132 £42,500 +6.25% 26
West Midlands +87 128 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Yorkshire +56 124 £45,000 - 8
City of London +52 107 £58,000 -7.20% 17
Manchester +38 100 £42,500 +0.59% 16
South West +34 86 £42,500 -4.49% 27
Surrey +49 82 £47,000 -1.05% 10
Hertfordshire +43 82 £42,500 +6.25% 5
East Midlands +59 68 £32,500 -4.41% 4
Birmingham +45 64 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Bedfordshire +33 64 £47,125 -14.31% 4
West Yorkshire +29 56 £45,000 - 3
Berkshire -6 56 £52,500 -14.28% 9
North Yorkshire +33 55 £45,000 - 2
Hampshire +30 48 £42,750 +44.91% 5
Scotland +35 46 £32,500 -10.34% 10
Leeds +27 46 £50,000 +11.11% 3
York +25 40 £45,000 - 2
Bristol +13 36 £60,000 +14.28% 6
Kent +30 33 £62,500 +19.04% 4
Southampton +22 29 £42,500 +51.78% 2
Luton +19 29 £43,750 -23.91% 2
Northamptonshire - 27 £22,500 - 1
Bedford +24 24 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Cheshire +16 24 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Edinburgh +16 24 £32,500 -18.75% 6

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1916 (52.16%) Microsoft
2 1853 (50.45%) .NET
3 1704 (46.39%) C#
4 1620 (44.11%) SQL Server
5 1557 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
6 1373 (37.38%) Amazon AWS
7 1361 (37.05%) Windows
8 1338 (36.43%) ASP.NET
9 1239 (33.73%) MVC
10 1152 (31.36%) JavaScript
11 1119 (30.47%) SQL
12 931 (25.35%) HTML
13 878 (23.90%) MS Excel
14 822 (22.38%) ASP.NET MVC
15 791 (21.54%) CSS
16 754 (20.53%) TDD
17 644 (17.53%) .NET Framework
18 621 (16.91%) Scrum
19 609 (16.58%) jQuery
20 603 (16.42%) Office 365
21 602 (16.39%) Web Services
22 545 (14.84%) WCF
22 545 (14.84%) ASP.NET Web API
23 538 (14.65%) VMware
24 523 (14.24%) SharePoint
25 513 (13.97%) Entity Framework
26 475 (12.93%) Active Directory
27 458 (12.47%) DevOps
28 454 (12.36%) Git (software)
29 446 (12.14%) AngularJS

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 523 (14.24%) SharePoint
2 365 (9.94%) IIS
3 222 (6.04%) MS Exchange
4 174 (4.74%) Lync
5 150 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
6 118 (3.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 113 (3.08%) CMS
8 107 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
9 102 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
10 100 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
11 98 (2.67%) Apache
12 95 (2.59%) Node.js
13 92 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
14 82 (2.23%) OpenStack
15 67 (1.82%) Apache Solr
16 57 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
17 55 (1.50%) Apache Spark
18 51 (1.39%) nginx
19 47 (1.28%) Apache Pig
20 45 (1.23%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 878 (23.90%) MS Excel
2 125 (3.40%) MS Office
3 22 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 18 (0.49%) PowerPivot
5 13 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.19%) Fireworks
6 7 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.16%) MS Project
8 4 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.11%) GIMP
9 3 (0.082%) SPSS
9 3 (0.082%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.027%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 236 (6.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.60%) Sophis RISQUE
4 19 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 15 (0.41%) assyst
6 7 (0.19%) Magento
7 3 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.054%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.054%) Tridion
8 2 (0.054%) Shopify
9 1 (0.027%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.027%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 1 (0.027%) MoSes
9 1 (0.027%) Towers Watson Igloo
9 1 (0.027%) Lawson
9 1 (0.027%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1373 (37.38%) Amazon AWS
2 603 (16.42%) Office 365
3 221 (6.02%) IaaS
4 192 (5.23%) SaaS
5 165 (4.49%) PaaS
6 122 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
7 64 (1.74%) GitHub
8 54 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 51 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
10 35 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
10 35 (0.95%) Heroku
11 32 (0.87%) Yammer
12 23 (0.63%) Google Apps
13 21 (0.57%) Amazon S3
14 20 (0.54%) Google App Engine
15 14 (0.38%) CodePlex
16 13 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 12 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 12 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
17 12 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 197 (5.36%) Firewall
2 183 (4.98%) SAN
3 165 (4.49%) DNS
4 142 (3.87%) TCP/IP
5 102 (2.78%) DHCP
6 99 (2.70%) WAN
7 86 (2.34%) VPN
8 78 (2.12%) LAN
9 76 (2.07%) Network Security
10 72 (1.96%) HTTP
11 62 (1.69%) Internet
12 61 (1.66%) NAS
13 46 (1.25%) SSL
14 39 (1.06%) VLAN
15 36 (0.98%) VoIP
16 34 (0.93%) Unified Communications
17 33 (0.90%) iSCSI
18 27 (0.74%) Skype
19 21 (0.57%) DMZ
20 20 (0.54%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1620 (44.11%) SQL Server
2 368 (10.02%) NoSQL
3 295 (8.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 293 (7.98%) MongoDB
5 246 (6.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 202 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 195 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 194 (5.28%) Big Data
9 185 (5.04%) MySQL
10 149 (4.06%) Azure SQL Database
11 130 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
12 103 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 99 (2.70%) Relational Database
14 95 (2.59%) Hadoop
15 83 (2.26%) RavenDB
16 66 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
17 64 (1.74%) Redis
18 62 (1.69%) Oracle Database
19 58 (1.58%) CouchDB
20 53 (1.44%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 454 (12.36%) Git (software)
2 371 (10.10%) Visual Studio
3 325 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 247 (6.72%) NUnit
5 190 (5.17%) TeamCity
6 160 (4.36%) Jenkins
7 133 (3.62%) Subversion
8 99 (2.70%) JIRA
9 67 (1.82%) Selenium
10 62 (1.69%) Moq
11 54 (1.47%) SpecFlow
12 52 (1.42%) MSBuild
12 52 (1.42%) Maven
13 49 (1.33%) ReSharper
13 49 (1.33%) CruiseControl
14 43 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
15 40 (1.09%) Mercurial
16 39 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 36 (0.98%) Jasmine
17 36 (0.98%) Bitbucket
General
1 405 (11.03%) Finance
2 323 (8.79%) Retail
3 125 (3.40%) Marketing
4 108 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 90 (2.45%) Banking
6 84 (2.29%) Legal
7 83 (2.26%) Publishing
8 67 (1.82%) French Language
9 55 (1.50%) Games
10 54 (1.47%) Manufacturing
11 51 (1.39%) Advertising
12 47 (1.28%) Back Office
13 30 (0.82%) Automotive
14 19 (0.52%) Law
14 19 (0.52%) Electronics
15 7 (0.19%) Billing
16 6 (0.16%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.16%) Local Government
17 5 (0.14%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1562 (42.53%) Developer
2 779 (21.21%) .NET Developer
3 500 (13.61%) Architect
4 470 (12.80%) C# Developer
5 388 (10.56%) Senior Developer
6 315 (8.58%) Consultant
7 299 (8.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 234 (6.37%) Senior .NET Developer
9 165 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
10 163 (4.44%) Software Developer
11 159 (4.33%) ASP.NET Developer
12 153 (4.17%) Software Engineer
13 146 (3.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 140 (3.81%) Web Developer
15 111 (3.02%) DevOps Engineer
16 110 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 100 (2.72%) Senior C# Developer
18 99 (2.70%) Administrator
19 96 (2.61%) Analyst
19 96 (2.61%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1853 (50.45%) .NET
2 1338 (36.43%) ASP.NET
3 931 (25.35%) HTML
4 822 (22.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 791 (21.54%) CSS
6 644 (17.53%) .NET Framework
7 609 (16.58%) jQuery
8 602 (16.39%) Web Services
9 545 (14.84%) WCF
9 545 (14.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 513 (13.97%) Entity Framework
11 446 (12.14%) AngularJS
12 393 (10.70%) HTML5
13 287 (7.81%) XML
14 282 (7.68%) KnockoutJS
15 223 (6.07%) LINQ
16 191 (5.20%) REST
17 180 (4.90%) WPF
18 178 (4.85%) JSON
19 175 (4.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 237 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 228 (6.21%) Computer Science
3 211 (5.74%) Mobile App
4 144 (3.92%) Data Centre
5 143 (3.89%) Private Cloud
6 117 (3.19%) User Experience
6 117 (3.19%) Replication
7 102 (2.78%) Public Cloud
8 85 (2.31%) Clustering
9 72 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 72 (1.96%) Blog
9 72 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
10 69 (1.88%) Algorithms
11 64 (1.74%) Photography
12 59 (1.61%) Data Structures
12 59 (1.61%) Visualisation
13 57 (1.55%) Management Information System
14 45 (1.23%) Blackberry
15 43 (1.17%) Statistics
16 40 (1.09%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1361 (37.05%) Windows
2 416 (11.33%) Linux
3 298 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 279 (7.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 136 (3.70%) Android
6 120 (3.27%) Apple iOS
7 119 (3.24%) UNIX
8 111 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 98 (2.67%) Ubuntu
10 73 (1.99%) Windows 8
11 69 (1.88%) Windows 7
12 50 (1.36%) CentOS
13 37 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 36 (0.98%) Windows XP
15 31 (0.84%) Debian
16 20 (0.54%) Windows Phone
17 14 (0.38%) Mac OS X
18 12 (0.33%) Solaris
19 10 (0.27%) AIX
20 9 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1557 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1239 (33.73%) MVC
3 754 (20.53%) TDD
4 621 (16.91%) Scrum
5 458 (12.47%) DevOps
6 393 (10.70%) Software Engineering
7 392 (10.67%) OO
8 373 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
9 317 (8.63%) CRM
10 304 (8.28%) E-Commerce
11 270 (7.35%) ITIL
12 262 (7.13%) Mentoring
13 258 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
14 243 (6.62%) Web Development
15 216 (5.88%) SOA
16 192 (5.23%) Project Management
17 181 (4.93%) BDD
18 161 (4.38%) OOP
19 150 (4.08%) Migration
20 141 (3.84%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1704 (46.39%) C#
2 1152 (31.36%) JavaScript
3 1119 (30.47%) SQL
4 358 (9.75%) PowerShell
5 304 (8.28%) T-SQL
6 292 (7.95%) Java
7 180 (4.90%) Python
8 139 (3.78%) Bash Shell
9 124 (3.38%) VB.NET
10 123 (3.35%) C++
11 102 (2.78%) Perl
12 95 (2.59%) Ruby
13 91 (2.48%) PHP
14 86 (2.34%) C
15 67 (1.82%) VB
16 65 (1.77%) ActionScript
16 65 (1.77%) ActionScript 3.0
17 55 (1.50%) Bourne shell
18 51 (1.39%) Groovy
18 51 (1.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 381 (10.37%) Degree
2 322 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 168 (4.57%) MCSE
4 92 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 86 (2.34%) SC Cleared
6 80 (2.18%) MCSA
7 69 (1.88%) MCITP
8 66 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
9 62 (1.69%) MCSD
10 55 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 53 (1.44%) CCNA
12 48 (1.31%) MCTS
13 35 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
13 35 (0.95%) MCP
14 31 (0.84%) DV Cleared
15 30 (0.82%) MCPD
16 22 (0.60%) CCNP
16 22 (0.60%) ISEB
17 17 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 17 (0.46%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (3.87%) QA
2 71 (1.93%) SLA
3 62 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.27%) FISMA
6 4 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.054%) COBIT
8 1 (0.027%) Solvency II
System Software
1 475 (12.93%) Active Directory
2 385 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 311 (8.47%) Hyper-V
4 134 (3.65%) vSphere
5 68 (1.85%) vCloud
6 61 (1.66%) XenApp
7 55 (1.50%) Docker
8 46 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (0.84%) KVM
10 26 (0.71%) Varnish
10 26 (0.71%) GlusterFS
10 26 (0.71%) Samba
11 25 (0.68%) Terminal Services
12 24 (0.65%) VMware ESX
13 17 (0.46%) Xen
14 12 (0.33%) XenDesktop
14 12 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
15 10 (0.27%) Apache Flume
15 10 (0.27%) BitLocker
16 9 (0.25%) LXC
Systems Management
1 275 (7.49%) Puppet
2 237 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
3 177 (4.82%) SCCM
4 118 (3.21%) SCOM
5 97 (2.64%) Ansible
6 88 (2.40%) ZABBIX
7 87 (2.37%) Nagios
8 57 (1.55%) SCVMM
9 54 (1.47%) Windows Intune
9 54 (1.47%) Vagrant
10 46 (1.25%) HAProxy
10 46 (1.25%) Graphite
11 44 (1.20%) logstash
11 44 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 39 (1.06%) StatsD
13 36 (0.98%) Kibana
14 26 (0.71%) SCSM
15 20 (0.54%) WMI
16 18 (0.49%) SCOrch
17 14 (0.38%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 1916 (52.16%) Microsoft
2 538 (14.65%) VMware
3 226 (6.15%) Oracle
4 208 (5.66%) Cisco
5 153 (4.17%) Citrix
6 124 (3.38%) HP
7 122 (3.32%) Google
8 97 (2.64%) NetApp
9 78 (2.12%) Rackspace
10 75 (2.04%) Sitecore
11 72 (1.96%) Dell
12 71 (1.93%) Xamarin
13 53 (1.44%) New Relic
14 51 (1.39%) Juniper
14 51 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
15 46 (1.25%) SAP
16 43 (1.17%) Apple
17 39 (1.06%) Red Hat
18 27 (0.74%) IBM
19 25 (0.68%) Twitter
York, Yorkshire
iSource IT
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JM Group
Salary: Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
Clevedon, Somerset
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
York, Yorkshire
iSource IT
Posted: 8 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Quant Capital
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £18k - 25k per year + Pension, Medical, 36 hols
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £35k - 60k per year + Car allowance, medical, pension, 36 days hols
Posted: 2 days ago
Rayleigh, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Salary:Up to £50,000 + benefits and free parki
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Intelletec
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago