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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 224 402 485
Rank change year-on-year
+178 +83
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1409 648 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.28% 0.60% 0.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.86% 14.00% 12.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1145 498 440
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £36,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,450 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%

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
6163 4630 3917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.58% 4.30% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 5073 3815 3411
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +10.46%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +157 1300 £52,500 - 150
London +126 646 £59,000 +7.27% 58
South East +65 284 £47,500 -9.52% 24
City of London +104 142 £62,500 +25.00% 23
North West +52 99 £40,000 -10.11% 16
Surrey +17 90 £47,500 -5.00% 5
East of England +32 68 £45,000 +3.44% 7
Oxfordshire +60 66 £47,500 -13.63% 5
Yorkshire +10 63 £47,000 -6.00% 9
Hampshire - 60 £45,000 - 7
West Midlands +35 59 £47,500 +9.19% 12
Cheshire +51 55 £47,500 +40.74% 9
South West +30 51 £40,000 -8.04% 17
Macclesfield - 43 £52,500 - 6
East Midlands +39 38 £34,500 -14.81% 2
Manchester -4 37 £37,500 -15.73% 7
Scotland +34 33 £40,500 +4.51% 1
Birmingham +15 33 £52,500 +20.68% 6
Berkshire -21 32 £52,500 +5.00% 5
West Yorkshire +26 31 £47,500 +13.61% 3
Leeds +18 28 £47,500 +13.61% 3
Guildford - 28 £45,000 - 1
Edinburgh +19 26 £31,250 -28.57%
Hertfordshire +7 25 £46,000 -6.59% 1
Reigate +4 25 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Southampton - 23 £45,000 - 3
South Yorkshire - 22 £31,250 - 3
Wales +27 21 £34,250 -7.43% 2
Nottinghamshire +22 21 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Nottingham +21 21 £30,000 -25.00% 1

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1432 (56.47%) .NET
2 1388 (54.73%) Microsoft
3 1296 (51.10%) C#
4 1190 (46.92%) Windows
5 1118 (44.09%) SQL Server
6 1017 (40.10%) Agile Software Development
7 1006 (39.67%) ASP.NET
8 963 (37.97%) JavaScript
9 918 (36.20%) SQL
10 910 (35.88%) MVC
11 831 (32.77%) HTML
12 743 (29.30%) CSS
13 689 (27.17%) ASP.NET MVC
14 591 (23.30%) MS Excel
15 564 (22.24%) jQuery
16 539 (21.25%) .NET Framework
17 512 (20.19%) TDD
18 488 (19.24%) Web Services
19 456 (17.98%) Scrum
20 442 (17.43%) Office 365
21 401 (15.81%) E-Commerce
22 390 (15.38%) SharePoint
23 388 (15.30%) IIS
24 361 (14.24%) WCF
25 342 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
25 342 (13.49%) AngularJS
26 336 (13.25%) Finance
27 327 (12.89%) Microsoft Certification
28 325 (12.82%) HTML5
29 317 (12.50%) Active Directory

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 390 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 388 (15.30%) IIS
3 166 (6.55%) MS Exchange
4 129 (5.09%) BizTalk Server
5 127 (5.01%) Lync
6 114 (4.50%) nginx
7 110 (4.34%) CMS
8 107 (4.22%) Node.js
9 103 (4.06%) Apache Solr
10 95 (3.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 89 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
12 83 (3.27%) Apache
13 79 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2013
14 74 (2.92%) SharePoint 2010
15 73 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
16 57 (2.25%) OpenStack
17 37 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
18 36 (1.42%) Tomcat
19 35 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
20 33 (1.30%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 591 (23.30%) MS Excel
2 83 (3.27%) MS Office
3 29 (1.14%) MS Project
4 19 (0.75%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.67%) InfoPath
6 10 (0.39%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.28%) Fireworks
7 7 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.079%) Maya
9 2 (0.079%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.039%) Revit
10 1 (0.039%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 133 (5.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.87%) Sophis RISQUE
3 12 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.43%) Google Analytics
5 8 (0.32%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 8 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
6 6 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.16%) Fredhopper
8 3 (0.12%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.079%) Tridion
9 2 (0.079%) Agresso
9 2 (0.079%) MoSes
9 2 (0.079%) Towers Watson Igloo
10 1 (0.039%) Magento
10 1 (0.039%) TRIRIGA
10 1 (0.039%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.039%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 442 (17.43%) Office 365
2 342 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
3 199 (7.85%) IaaS
4 167 (6.59%) PaaS
5 138 (5.44%) SaaS
6 130 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
7 75 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
8 71 (2.80%) GitHub
9 62 (2.44%) Trello
10 22 (0.87%) Heroku
11 19 (0.75%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
13 12 (0.47%) OpenShift
13 12 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
13 12 (0.47%) Google Apps
14 8 (0.32%) Terremark
15 6 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
15 6 (0.24%) Google Compute Engine
15 6 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
16 4 (0.16%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 174 (6.86%) SAN
2 166 (6.55%) DNS
3 144 (5.68%) Firewall
4 88 (3.47%) Internet
5 70 (2.76%) DHCP
5 70 (2.76%) TCP/IP
6 62 (2.44%) HTTP
7 61 (2.41%) VPN
8 57 (2.25%) WAN
9 53 (2.09%) LAN
10 50 (1.97%) Wireless
11 41 (1.62%) iSCSI
12 38 (1.50%) NAS
13 29 (1.14%) VLAN
14 23 (0.91%) SSL
15 22 (0.87%) Network Security
16 21 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
17 20 (0.79%) Unified Communications
18 19 (0.75%) MPLS
18 19 (0.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1118 (44.09%) SQL Server
2 236 (9.31%) NoSQL
3 233 (9.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 222 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 206 (8.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 197 (7.77%) MongoDB
7 172 (6.78%) Azure SQL Database
8 157 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 145 (5.72%) RavenDB
10 144 (5.68%) MySQL
11 114 (4.50%) Big Data
12 84 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 74 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
14 73 (2.88%) CouchDB
15 61 (2.41%) Oracle Database
16 45 (1.77%) Couchbase
17 44 (1.74%) Relational Database
18 36 (1.42%) QlikView
19 35 (1.38%) Hadoop
20 32 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 287 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 248 (9.78%) Git (software)
3 239 (9.42%) NUnit
4 237 (9.35%) TeamCity
5 227 (8.95%) Visual Studio
6 116 (4.57%) Subversion
7 98 (3.86%) Jenkins
8 92 (3.63%) ReSharper
9 77 (3.04%) JIRA
10 75 (2.96%) Rhino Mocks
11 67 (2.64%) MSBuild
12 65 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
13 60 (2.37%) MSTest
14 57 (2.25%) dotTrace
14 57 (2.25%) YouTrack
15 40 (1.58%) Jasmine
15 40 (1.58%) NuGet
16 39 (1.54%) Ranorex
17 37 (1.46%) SpecFlow
18 35 (1.38%) WiX
General
1 336 (13.25%) Finance
2 125 (4.93%) Retail
3 75 (2.96%) Marketing
4 65 (2.56%) Banking
5 64 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 57 (2.25%) French Language
7 51 (2.01%) Games
8 43 (1.70%) Law
9 24 (0.95%) Back Office
10 23 (0.91%) Music Industry
11 22 (0.87%) Legal
12 18 (0.71%) Advertising
13 13 (0.51%) Welsh Language
14 11 (0.43%) Automotive
15 10 (0.39%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.24%) Electronics
16 6 (0.24%) Publishing
17 5 (0.20%) Billing
18 4 (0.16%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1055 (41.60%) Developer
2 483 (19.05%) .NET Developer
3 344 (13.56%) Architect
4 286 (11.28%) C# Developer
5 264 (10.41%) Senior Developer
6 237 (9.35%) Consultant
7 202 (7.97%) C# .NET Developer
8 153 (6.03%) Senior .NET Developer
9 149 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
10 136 (5.36%) Web Developer
11 124 (4.89%) ASP.NET Developer
12 114 (4.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 95 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 85 (3.35%) Software Engineer
15 71 (2.80%) Software Developer
16 64 (2.52%) Administrator
17 61 (2.41%) Microsoft Consultant
18 60 (2.37%) Senior C# Developer
19 59 (2.33%) Development Manager
19 59 (2.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1432 (56.47%) .NET
2 1006 (39.67%) ASP.NET
3 831 (32.77%) HTML
4 743 (29.30%) CSS
5 689 (27.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 564 (22.24%) jQuery
7 539 (21.25%) .NET Framework
8 488 (19.24%) Web Services
9 361 (14.24%) WCF
10 342 (13.49%) AngularJS
11 325 (12.82%) HTML5
12 308 (12.15%) ASP.NET Web API
13 307 (12.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 225 (8.87%) Ajax
15 185 (7.29%) KnockoutJS
16 176 (6.94%) CSS3
17 175 (6.90%) LINQ
18 153 (6.03%) XML
19 132 (5.21%) REST
20 96 (3.79%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 185 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 142 (5.60%) Mobile App
3 139 (5.48%) User Experience
4 89 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 89 (3.51%) Replication
5 79 (3.12%) Open Source
6 74 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
7 62 (2.44%) Computer Science
8 60 (2.37%) PMI
9 45 (1.77%) N-Tier
10 42 (1.66%) Clustering
11 41 (1.62%) Blackberry
12 39 (1.54%) Cryptography
13 37 (1.46%) Mathematics
14 36 (1.42%) Inversion of Control
15 31 (1.22%) Visualisation
16 26 (1.03%) iPhone
17 25 (0.99%) Digital Media
18 23 (0.91%) Client/Server
19 20 (0.79%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1190 (46.92%) Windows
2 271 (10.69%) Linux
3 243 (9.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 243 (9.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 121 (4.77%) Android
5 105 (4.14%) Apple iOS
6 91 (3.59%) Windows 7
7 78 (3.08%) Windows 8
8 75 (2.96%) Windows Phone
9 57 (2.25%) UNIX
10 42 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 41 (1.62%) Ubuntu
12 34 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (1.30%) Debian
14 28 (1.10%) Windows Phone 8
15 13 (0.51%) CentOS
16 11 (0.43%) VMS
17 10 (0.39%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.28%) Solaris
19 5 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1017 (40.10%) Agile Software Development
2 910 (35.88%) MVC
3 512 (20.19%) TDD
4 456 (17.98%) Scrum
5 401 (15.81%) E-Commerce
6 313 (12.34%) OO
7 245 (9.66%) DevOps
8 243 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
9 224 (8.83%) BDD
10 221 (8.71%) Project Management
11 214 (8.44%) Mentoring
12 211 (8.32%) Software Engineering
13 190 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
14 185 (7.29%) SOA
15 179 (7.06%) Migration
16 177 (6.98%) CRM
17 171 (6.74%) ITIL
18 164 (6.47%) Unit Testing
19 144 (5.68%) Web Development
20 143 (5.64%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1296 (51.10%) C#
2 963 (37.97%) JavaScript
3 918 (36.20%) SQL
4 301 (11.87%) PowerShell
5 297 (11.71%) T-SQL
6 189 (7.45%) Java
7 107 (4.22%) Ruby
8 96 (3.79%) VB.NET
9 68 (2.68%) PHP
10 63 (2.48%) C
11 59 (2.33%) C++
12 57 (2.25%) Python
13 51 (2.01%) VB
14 39 (1.54%) Objective-C
15 33 (1.30%) F#
16 30 (1.18%) Scala
17 26 (1.03%) Bash Shell
17 26 (1.03%) Perl
18 21 (0.83%) R
19 15 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 327 (12.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 275 (10.84%) Degree
3 150 (5.91%) MCSE
4 110 (4.34%) MCITP
5 99 (3.90%) MCTS
6 78 (3.08%) MCSA
7 64 (2.52%) MCP
8 61 (2.41%) PMI Certification
9 48 (1.89%) MCSD
10 45 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
11 41 (1.62%) CCNA
12 33 (1.30%) Security Cleared
13 27 (1.06%) SC Cleared
14 26 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 25 (0.99%) MAPM
16 24 (0.95%) MCAD
17 23 (0.91%) CCNP
18 18 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
18 18 (0.71%) AWS Certification
19 15 (0.59%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (4.69%) QA
2 35 (1.38%) SLA
3 31 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.99%) ISO 9001
5 24 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.20%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 317 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 275 (10.84%) Hyper-V
3 261 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (3.00%) vSphere
5 48 (1.89%) XenApp
6 32 (1.26%) Varnish
6 32 (1.26%) KVM
7 28 (1.10%) Samba
8 27 (1.06%) vCloud
9 23 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
10 19 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (0.59%) Xen
11 15 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 14 (0.55%) XenServer
13 13 (0.51%) XenDesktop
14 12 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (0.43%) VMware ESX
15 11 (0.43%) Docker
16 10 (0.39%) UAG
16 10 (0.39%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 137 (5.40%) Puppet
2 132 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
3 108 (4.26%) SCOM
4 99 (3.90%) SCCM
5 83 (3.27%) SCVMM
6 66 (2.60%) logstash
7 51 (2.01%) Graphite
7 51 (2.01%) ZABBIX
8 46 (1.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 45 (1.77%) Kibana
10 42 (1.66%) Nagios
11 36 (1.42%) SCDPM
12 35 (1.38%) HAProxy
13 34 (1.34%) Windows Intune
13 34 (1.34%) StatsD
14 30 (1.18%) SCOrch
15 25 (0.99%) Vagrant
16 22 (0.87%) Backup Exec
17 15 (0.59%) OpenView
18 13 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1388 (54.73%) Microsoft
2 313 (12.34%) VMware
3 230 (9.07%) Oracle
4 150 (5.91%) Cisco
5 134 (5.28%) HP
6 131 (5.17%) Citrix
7 100 (3.94%) Google
8 97 (3.82%) Xamarin
9 94 (3.71%) Rackspace
10 74 (2.92%) Juniper
11 68 (2.68%) Dell
12 64 (2.52%) NetApp
13 61 (2.41%) New Relic
14 57 (2.25%) Apple
15 54 (2.13%) Telerik
16 53 (2.09%) EMC
17 44 (1.74%) Sitecore
18 42 (1.66%) Red Hat
19 38 (1.50%) Veeam
20 35 (1.38%) IBM
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