The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 354 423 632
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +209
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 887 579 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.52% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.52% 15.11% 9.92%
Number of salaries quoted 762 531 271
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%
Cloud Services Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
5370 3832 3015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.43% 3.45% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4486 3277 2609
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 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +88 862 £47,500 -5.00% 88
London +6 349 £55,000 +4.76% 29
South East +155 246 £47,500 -32.14% 22
Surrey +82 98 £47,500 -36.66% 7
Yorkshire +33 82 £35,000 -44.00% 6
Berkshire +44 69 £52,500 -25.00% 2
East of England -31 59 £45,000 +12.50% 13
North West +20 55 £35,000 -12.50% 4
City of London +1 55 £65,000 +18.18% 11
Hampshire +9 42 £60,000 -14.28% 3
West Yorkshire 0 38 £40,000 -36.00% 3
Manchester +6 36 £40,000 - 3
North Yorkshire +4 29 £33,000 -10.20% 3
Reading +27 28 £50,000 -13.04%
Bedfordshire -14 28 £47,500 +5.55% 7
Guildford +23 25 £47,500 +26.66%
South West +3 24 £54,000 +35.00% 8
York +2 21 £45,000 +25.00% 3
Leatherhead - 21 £50,000 -
Leeds -11 20 £40,000 -36.00% 2
Kent 0 18 £57,500 -23.33% 2
West Midlands -6 18 £34,500 -44.80% 2
Bristol +6 17 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Reigate - 17 £47,500 -
Oxfordshire - 16 £45,000 - 7
Tyne and Wear +4 15 £30,000 -52.00% 2
Sheffield +1 15 £29,900 -40.20%
South Yorkshire 0 15 £29,900 -40.20%
North East -5 15 £30,000 -52.00% 2
East Midlands -34 15 £45,000 +20.00% 2

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 918 (59.88%) .NET
2 893 (58.25%) C#
3 785 (51.21%) Microsoft
4 734 (47.88%) Windows
5 665 (43.38%) SQL Server
6 571 (37.25%) SQL
7 569 (37.12%) ASP.NET
8 480 (31.31%) MVC
9 476 (31.05%) JavaScript
10 456 (29.75%) HTML
11 396 (25.83%) TDD
12 371 (24.20%) ASP.NET MVC
13 368 (24.01%) CSS
14 360 (23.48%) WCF
15 359 (23.42%) MS Excel
16 348 (22.70%) Web Services
17 334 (21.79%) jQuery
18 322 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
19 281 (18.33%) .NET Framework
20 235 (15.33%) Active Directory
21 232 (15.13%) Amazon AWS
22 229 (14.94%) SharePoint
23 226 (14.74%) OO
24 220 (14.35%) Scrum
25 217 (14.16%) IIS
26 207 (13.50%) VMware
26 207 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
27 202 (13.18%) SQL Server 2008
28 200 (13.05%) HTML5
29 197 (12.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 229 (14.94%) SharePoint
2 217 (14.16%) IIS
3 104 (6.78%) Apache
4 92 (6.00%) Node.js
5 81 (5.28%) CMS
6 80 (5.22%) MS Exchange
7 76 (4.96%) BizTalk Server
8 50 (3.26%) Lync
9 38 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
10 36 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
11 34 (2.22%) WordPress
11 34 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 34 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 30 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
13 27 (1.76%) NServiceBus
14 25 (1.63%) Apache Solr
14 25 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
15 24 (1.57%) Tomcat
16 22 (1.44%) OpenStack
16 22 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 359 (23.42%) MS Excel
2 75 (4.89%) MS Office
3 27 (1.76%) MS Project
4 9 (0.59%) Mingle
4 9 (0.59%) PowerPivot
5 6 (0.39%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.33%) SPSS
7 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.20%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 43 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.24%) Fredhopper
3 13 (0.85%) Sophis RISQUE
4 8 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.52%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.33%) SiteCatalyst
6 3 (0.20%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.065%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 232 (15.13%) Amazon AWS
2 142 (9.26%) Office 365
3 93 (6.07%) SaaS
4 79 (5.15%) Cloud Computing
5 69 (4.50%) IaaS
5 69 (4.50%) PaaS
6 38 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
7 29 (1.89%) Google App Engine
8 26 (1.70%) GitHub
9 17 (1.11%) Heroku
10 13 (0.85%) Rackspace Cloud
11 11 (0.72%) Google Apps
12 10 (0.65%) Force.com
13 3 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.065%) Amazon SQS
15 1 (0.065%) Joyent
15 1 (0.065%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 108 (7.05%) DNS
2 95 (6.20%) TCP/IP
3 86 (5.61%) SAN
4 78 (5.09%) Firewall
5 74 (4.83%) Internet
6 51 (3.33%) DHCP
7 47 (3.07%) HTTP
8 44 (2.87%) VPN
9 25 (1.63%) FTP
10 24 (1.57%) LAN
11 23 (1.50%) NAS
12 19 (1.24%) Unified Communications
12 19 (1.24%) WAN
13 16 (1.04%) SSL
13 16 (1.04%) Wireless
14 14 (0.91%) Kerberos
14 14 (0.91%) VLAN
15 13 (0.85%) LDAP
16 12 (0.78%) Network Security
17 11 (0.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 665 (43.38%) SQL Server
2 202 (13.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 127 (8.28%) NoSQL
4 118 (7.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 109 (7.11%) Big Data
6 96 (6.26%) Hadoop
7 94 (6.13%) Azure SQL Database
8 82 (5.35%) MongoDB
9 78 (5.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 76 (4.96%) MySQL
11 70 (4.57%) SQL Server 2005
12 60 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 57 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
14 40 (2.61%) RavenDB
15 35 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 23 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
17 20 (1.30%) Relational Database
18 18 (1.17%) Oracle Database
19 17 (1.11%) Redis
20 14 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 175 (11.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 149 (9.72%) Visual Studio
3 141 (9.20%) Git (software)
4 120 (7.83%) TeamCity
5 87 (5.68%) NUnit
6 72 (4.70%) Subversion
7 70 (4.57%) Selenium
8 58 (3.78%) ReSharper
9 55 (3.59%) Moq
10 47 (3.07%) Jenkins
11 43 (2.80%) NCrunch
12 42 (2.74%) SpecFlow
13 40 (2.61%) MSTest
14 35 (2.28%) Jasmine
15 32 (2.09%) PhoneGap
16 28 (1.83%) JIRA
17 27 (1.76%) WinRunner
18 24 (1.57%) MSBuild
19 18 (1.17%) Bugzilla
20 17 (1.11%) Ranorex
General
1 180 (11.74%) Finance
2 87 (5.68%) Retail
3 72 (4.70%) Law
4 55 (3.59%) Marketing
5 45 (2.94%) Advertising
6 40 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 36 (2.35%) Banking
8 25 (1.63%) Games
9 22 (1.44%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.30%) Publishing
11 12 (0.78%) Back Office
11 12 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.65%) Music Industry
13 9 (0.59%) Legal
14 8 (0.52%) Electronics
15 4 (0.26%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.20%) Billing
17 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 684 (44.62%) Developer
2 354 (23.09%) .NET Developer
3 271 (17.68%) C# Developer
4 236 (15.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 169 (11.02%) Consultant
6 162 (10.57%) Senior Developer
7 154 (10.05%) Architect
8 136 (8.87%) ASP.NET Developer
9 111 (7.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 104 (6.78%) Web Developer
11 94 (6.13%) Senior .NET Developer
12 74 (4.83%) Senior C# Developer
13 70 (4.57%) Analyst
14 62 (4.04%) Lead Developer
14 62 (4.04%) Software Developer
15 51 (3.33%) Software Engineer
16 49 (3.20%) Tester
17 48 (3.13%) Agile .NET Developer
18 47 (3.07%) .NET Web Developer
19 45 (2.94%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 918 (59.88%) .NET
2 569 (37.12%) ASP.NET
3 456 (29.75%) HTML
4 371 (24.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 368 (24.01%) CSS
6 360 (23.48%) WCF
7 348 (22.70%) Web Services
8 334 (21.79%) jQuery
9 281 (18.33%) .NET Framework
10 200 (13.05%) HTML5
11 197 (12.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 152 (9.92%) XML
13 140 (9.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 127 (8.28%) LINQ
15 121 (7.89%) CSS3
16 119 (7.76%) ASP.NET Web API
17 114 (7.44%) KnockoutJS
18 98 (6.39%) WPF
19 84 (5.48%) Ajax
20 79 (5.15%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.52%) Mobile App
2 72 (4.70%) Computer Science
3 68 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
4 59 (3.85%) Open Source
5 55 (3.59%) Digital Media
6 50 (3.26%) Inversion of Control
7 49 (3.20%) Mathematics
8 40 (2.61%) Client/Server
9 39 (2.54%) Clustering
10 36 (2.35%) N-Tier
11 34 (2.22%) Blog
12 30 (1.96%) iPhone
12 30 (1.96%) iPad
13 27 (1.76%) Replication
14 26 (1.70%) Management Information System
15 25 (1.63%) Social Media
16 23 (1.50%) Social Network
17 21 (1.37%) Blackberry
18 17 (1.11%) IPTV
19 16 (1.04%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 734 (47.88%) Windows
2 207 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 147 (9.59%) Android
4 146 (9.52%) Linux
5 131 (8.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 124 (8.09%) Apple iOS
7 83 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (3.07%) UNIX
9 42 (2.74%) Windows 7
10 41 (2.67%) Windows Phone
11 35 (2.28%) Windows 8
12 17 (1.11%) Debian
13 16 (1.04%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
15 13 (0.85%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.65%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.46%) CentOS
19 6 (0.39%) Windows Vista
20 5 (0.33%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (31.31%) MVC
2 396 (25.83%) TDD
3 322 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
4 226 (14.74%) OO
5 220 (14.35%) Scrum
6 194 (12.65%) E-Commerce
7 155 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
8 148 (9.65%) Software Engineering
9 141 (9.20%) Web Development
10 136 (8.87%) Unit Testing
11 133 (8.68%) BDD
12 131 (8.55%) SOA
13 110 (7.18%) Domain-Driven Design
14 101 (6.59%) Pair Programming
15 97 (6.33%) OOP
16 89 (5.81%) Analytics
17 85 (5.54%) CRM
18 82 (5.35%) Android Development
18 82 (5.35%) iOS Development
19 76 (4.96%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 893 (58.25%) C#
2 571 (37.25%) SQL
3 476 (31.05%) JavaScript
4 193 (12.59%) Java
5 132 (8.61%) PowerShell
5 132 (8.61%) Ruby
6 104 (6.78%) T-SQL
7 94 (6.13%) Python
8 65 (4.24%) C++
9 60 (3.91%) PHP
10 53 (3.46%) Bash Shell
11 52 (3.39%) Clojure
12 42 (2.74%) Perl
13 34 (2.22%) F#
14 23 (1.50%) Objective-C
15 21 (1.37%) VB.NET
16 17 (1.11%) Scala
17 16 (1.04%) Delphi
18 14 (0.91%) C
19 13 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 177 (11.55%) Degree
2 165 (10.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 95 (6.20%) MCSE
4 69 (4.50%) MCITP
5 60 (3.91%) MCP
6 54 (3.52%) MCTS
7 39 (2.54%) MCSA
8 29 (1.89%) Security Cleared
9 17 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (0.98%) CCNA
11 9 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (0.59%) CCNP
11 9 (0.59%) MCDBA
12 7 (0.46%) SC Cleared
12 7 (0.46%) MCSD
13 5 (0.33%) ISEB
13 5 (0.33%) CCIP
13 5 (0.33%) CCSP
14 4 (0.26%) CISSP
14 4 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (7.83%) QA
2 39 (2.54%) SLA
3 13 (0.85%) Basel III
4 11 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.065%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 235 (15.33%) Active Directory
2 163 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 45 (2.94%) vSphere
5 25 (1.63%) UAG
6 18 (1.17%) Forefront TMG
7 17 (1.11%) Varnish
7 17 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 14 (0.91%) ISA Server
8 14 (0.91%) KVM
9 12 (0.78%) Samba
10 11 (0.72%) XenServer
11 10 (0.65%) vCloud
12 8 (0.52%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.46%) XenApp
13 7 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.39%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.33%) Xen
16 4 (0.26%) NFS
17 3 (0.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 89 (5.81%) SCCM
2 71 (4.63%) SCOM
3 56 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (2.94%) Puppet
5 26 (1.70%) ZABBIX
6 25 (1.63%) SCVMM
7 19 (1.24%) StatsD
8 18 (1.17%) HAProxy
9 17 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 14 (0.91%) Nagios
10 14 (0.91%) WSUS
11 12 (0.78%) CFEngine
11 12 (0.78%) Vagrant
12 9 (0.59%) SCSM
12 9 (0.59%) SCOrch
12 9 (0.59%) WMI
13 6 (0.39%) Foglight
14 5 (0.33%) Backup Exec
14 5 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 785 (51.21%) Microsoft
2 207 (13.50%) VMware
3 96 (6.26%) Oracle
4 88 (5.74%) Google
5 60 (3.91%) Cisco
6 58 (3.78%) Citrix
7 52 (3.39%) Rackspace
8 45 (2.94%) Apple
9 37 (2.41%) Dell
9 37 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
10 34 (2.22%) Red Gate
11 31 (2.02%) Sitecore
11 31 (2.02%) HP
12 30 (1.96%) Xamarin
13 28 (1.83%) Juniper
14 27 (1.76%) Facebook
14 27 (1.76%) Twitter
15 25 (1.63%) IBM
16 24 (1.57%) Red Hat
17 20 (1.30%) New Relic
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + 20% BONUS 26 DAYS HOLIDAY!
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + BONUS 26 DAYS HOLIDAY!
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Avanade UK Ltd
Salary: Competative Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Gerrard White
Salary: £40000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Andrews and Partners Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Please get in touch to discuss salary information
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £28k - £33k per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £28k - £33k per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + training + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago