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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 348 423 611
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +188
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 887 596 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.53% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.25% 15.39% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 762 548 275
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 £78,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%
Cloud Services Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
5458 3873 3043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.47% 3.45% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4566 3313 2631
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £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 23 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 23 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 +79 859 £47,500 -5.00% 82
London +1 346 £55,000 +5.76% 30
South East +157 245 £47,500 -32.14% 14
Surrey +75 97 £47,500 -36.66% 2
Yorkshire +48 86 £40,000 -36.00% 5
Berkshire +57 67 £52,500 -25.00% 4
East of England -25 59 £45,000 +12.50% 13
City of London +10 57 £65,000 +18.18% 8
North West +23 54 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Hampshire +9 43 £60,000 -14.28% 1
West Yorkshire +4 43 £40,500 -35.20% 3
Manchester +3 35 £40,000 - 3
Reading +23 28 £50,000 -13.04% 1
North Yorkshire +6 28 £39,000 +4.00% 2
Bedfordshire -15 28 £47,500 +5.55% 7
Guildford +28 25 £47,500 +26.66%
Leeds -17 24 £40,250 -35.60% 2
South West -5 23 £54,000 +35.00% 5
York +3 21 £45,000 +25.00% 2
Leatherhead +3 21 £50,000 -9.09%
Kent -5 18 £57,500 -23.33% 2
West Midlands -10 18 £34,500 -44.80% 1
Reigate - 17 £47,500 -
Bristol -2 16 £51,250 +28.12% 3
South Yorkshire +4 15 £29,900 -40.20%
Oxfordshire +1 15 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Sheffield 0 15 £29,900 -40.20%
East Midlands -37 15 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Tyne and Wear +2 14 £30,000 -52.00% 5
North East -3 14 £30,000 -52.00% 5

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 914 (59.66%) .NET
2 897 (58.55%) C#
3 783 (51.11%) Microsoft
4 736 (48.04%) Windows
5 664 (43.34%) SQL Server
6 573 (37.40%) ASP.NET
7 567 (37.01%) SQL
8 479 (31.27%) MVC
9 474 (30.94%) JavaScript
10 458 (29.90%) HTML
11 398 (25.98%) TDD
12 374 (24.41%) ASP.NET MVC
13 370 (24.15%) CSS
14 359 (23.43%) MS Excel
15 356 (23.24%) WCF
16 348 (22.72%) Web Services
17 334 (21.80%) jQuery
18 316 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
19 280 (18.28%) .NET Framework
20 235 (15.34%) Active Directory
21 231 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
21 231 (15.08%) SharePoint
22 225 (14.69%) OO
23 219 (14.30%) Scrum
24 217 (14.16%) IIS
25 208 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
26 204 (13.32%) HTML5
26 204 (13.32%) VMware
27 202 (13.19%) SQL Server 2008
28 197 (12.86%) E-Commerce

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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
1 231 (15.08%) SharePoint
2 217 (14.16%) IIS
3 105 (6.85%) Apache
4 92 (6.01%) Node.js
5 80 (5.22%) MS Exchange
6 79 (5.16%) CMS
7 75 (4.90%) BizTalk Server
8 51 (3.33%) 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 26 (1.70%) Sitecore CMS
15 25 (1.63%) Apache Solr
15 25 (1.63%) Tomcat
16 24 (1.57%) OpenStack
17 22 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 359 (23.43%) MS Excel
2 72 (4.70%) MS Office
3 26 (1.70%) MS Project
4 10 (0.65%) PowerPivot
5 9 (0.59%) Mingle
6 6 (0.39%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.33%) SPSS
8 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.20%) Final Cut Pro
10 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 42 (2.74%) 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%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.065%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 231 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
2 142 (9.27%) Office 365
3 93 (6.07%) SaaS
4 78 (5.09%) Cloud Computing
5 70 (4.57%) PaaS
6 69 (4.50%) IaaS
7 38 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
8 29 (1.89%) Google App Engine
9 26 (1.70%) GitHub
10 17 (1.11%) Heroku
11 12 (0.78%) Rackspace Cloud
12 10 (0.65%) 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%) Google Compute Engine
15 1 (0.065%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 109 (7.11%) DNS
2 98 (6.40%) TCP/IP
3 89 (5.81%) SAN
4 77 (5.03%) Firewall
5 75 (4.90%) Internet
6 51 (3.33%) DHCP
7 48 (3.13%) HTTP
8 44 (2.87%) VPN
9 26 (1.70%) FTP
10 24 (1.57%) LAN
10 24 (1.57%) NAS
11 19 (1.24%) Unified Communications
12 18 (1.17%) WAN
13 16 (1.04%) SSL
13 16 (1.04%) Wireless
14 14 (0.91%) VLAN
14 14 (0.91%) Kerberos
15 12 (0.78%) LDAP
15 12 (0.78%) Network Security
16 11 (0.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 664 (43.34%) SQL Server
2 202 (13.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 125 (8.16%) NoSQL
4 117 (7.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 110 (7.18%) Big Data
6 96 (6.27%) Hadoop
7 94 (6.14%) Azure SQL Database
8 81 (5.29%) MongoDB
9 79 (5.16%) MySQL
10 78 (5.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 73 (4.77%) SQL Server 2005
12 61 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 55 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
14 40 (2.61%) RavenDB
15 35 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 23 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
17 20 (1.31%) Relational Database
18 19 (1.24%) Oracle Database
19 17 (1.11%) Redis
20 15 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 176 (11.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 151 (9.86%) Visual Studio
3 141 (9.20%) Git (software)
4 120 (7.83%) TeamCity
5 87 (5.68%) NUnit
6 72 (4.70%) Subversion
6 72 (4.70%) Selenium
7 58 (3.79%) ReSharper
8 55 (3.59%) Moq
9 46 (3.00%) Jenkins
10 43 (2.81%) NCrunch
11 42 (2.74%) SpecFlow
12 40 (2.61%) MSTest
13 35 (2.28%) Jasmine
14 31 (2.02%) PhoneGap
15 28 (1.83%) JIRA
15 28 (1.83%) WinRunner
16 24 (1.57%) MSBuild
17 18 (1.17%) Bugzilla
17 18 (1.17%) Ranorex
General
1 181 (11.81%) Finance
2 86 (5.61%) Retail
3 72 (4.70%) Law
4 54 (3.52%) Marketing
5 44 (2.87%) Advertising
6 39 (2.55%) Telecoms
7 38 (2.48%) Banking
8 25 (1.63%) Games
9 22 (1.44%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.37%) Publishing
11 13 (0.85%) Back Office
12 12 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.78%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.65%) Legal
13 10 (0.65%) Music Industry
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
1 683 (44.58%) Developer
2 347 (22.65%) .NET Developer
3 268 (17.49%) C# Developer
4 233 (15.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 166 (10.84%) Consultant
6 159 (10.38%) Senior Developer
7 155 (10.12%) Architect
8 132 (8.62%) ASP.NET Developer
9 109 (7.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 105 (6.85%) Web Developer
11 90 (5.87%) Senior .NET Developer
12 73 (4.77%) Senior C# Developer
12 73 (4.77%) Analyst
13 63 (4.11%) Software Developer
14 62 (4.05%) Lead Developer
15 55 (3.59%) Software Engineer
16 48 (3.13%) Agile .NET Developer
17 47 (3.07%) Tester
17 47 (3.07%) .NET Web Developer
18 44 (2.87%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 914 (59.66%) .NET
2 573 (37.40%) ASP.NET
3 458 (29.90%) HTML
4 374 (24.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 370 (24.15%) CSS
6 356 (23.24%) WCF
7 348 (22.72%) Web Services
8 334 (21.80%) jQuery
9 280 (18.28%) .NET Framework
10 204 (13.32%) HTML5
11 196 (12.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 154 (10.05%) XML
13 141 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 127 (8.29%) LINQ
15 122 (7.96%) CSS3
16 120 (7.83%) ASP.NET Web API
17 114 (7.44%) KnockoutJS
18 98 (6.40%) WPF
19 83 (5.42%) Ajax
20 80 (5.22%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.53%) Mobile App
2 76 (4.96%) Computer Science
3 70 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
4 58 (3.79%) Open Source
5 53 (3.46%) Digital Media
6 50 (3.26%) Inversion of Control
6 50 (3.26%) Mathematics
7 41 (2.68%) Client/Server
8 39 (2.55%) Clustering
9 38 (2.48%) N-Tier
10 34 (2.22%) Blog
11 30 (1.96%) iPhone
11 30 (1.96%) iPad
12 27 (1.76%) Management Information System
12 27 (1.76%) Replication
13 25 (1.63%) Social Media
14 23 (1.50%) Social Network
15 21 (1.37%) Blackberry
16 18 (1.17%) IPTV
17 17 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 736 (48.04%) Windows
2 208 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 150 (9.79%) Linux
4 147 (9.60%) Android
5 133 (8.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 124 (8.09%) Apple iOS
7 83 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 49 (3.20%) UNIX
9 42 (2.74%) Windows 7
9 42 (2.74%) Windows Phone
10 35 (2.28%) Windows 8
11 17 (1.11%) Debian
12 16 (1.04%) Ubuntu
13 14 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
14 13 (0.85%) Windows XP
15 12 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.59%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.46%) CentOS
18 6 (0.39%) Windows Vista
18 6 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (31.27%) MVC
2 398 (25.98%) TDD
3 316 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
4 225 (14.69%) OO
5 219 (14.30%) Scrum
6 197 (12.86%) E-Commerce
7 151 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
8 150 (9.79%) Software Engineering
9 141 (9.20%) Web Development
10 135 (8.81%) BDD
11 133 (8.68%) Unit Testing
12 131 (8.55%) SOA
13 113 (7.38%) Domain-Driven Design
14 101 (6.59%) Pair Programming
15 95 (6.20%) OOP
16 90 (5.87%) Analytics
17 84 (5.48%) CRM
18 83 (5.42%) Android Development
18 83 (5.42%) iOS Development
19 77 (5.03%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 897 (58.55%) C#
2 567 (37.01%) SQL
3 474 (30.94%) JavaScript
4 193 (12.60%) Java
5 133 (8.68%) PowerShell
6 131 (8.55%) Ruby
7 104 (6.79%) T-SQL
8 93 (6.07%) Python
9 65 (4.24%) C++
10 60 (3.92%) PHP
11 52 (3.39%) Bash Shell
11 52 (3.39%) Clojure
12 40 (2.61%) Perl
13 35 (2.28%) F#
14 23 (1.50%) Objective-C
15 22 (1.44%) VB.NET
16 17 (1.11%) Scala
17 16 (1.04%) Delphi
18 15 (0.98%) C
19 14 (0.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 181 (11.81%) Degree
2 164 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 93 (6.07%) MCSE
4 67 (4.37%) MCITP
5 62 (4.05%) MCP
6 52 (3.39%) MCTS
7 39 (2.55%) MCSA
8 29 (1.89%) Security Cleared
9 17 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (0.98%) CCNA
11 9 (0.59%) MCDBA
11 9 (0.59%) CCNP
11 9 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.46%) SC Cleared
12 7 (0.46%) MCSD
13 5 (0.33%) CCIP
13 5 (0.33%) CCSP
14 4 (0.26%) ISEB
14 4 (0.26%) CISSP
14 4 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (7.64%) QA
2 41 (2.68%) SLA
3 13 (0.85%) Basel III
4 11 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.065%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 235 (15.34%) Active Directory
2 162 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (9.40%) Hyper-V
4 46 (3.00%) 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 9 (0.59%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.59%) vCloud
12 8 (0.52%) 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 87 (5.68%) SCCM
2 72 (4.70%) SCOM
3 55 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (2.87%) Puppet
5 26 (1.70%) ZABBIX
6 23 (1.50%) SCVMM
7 19 (1.24%) StatsD
8 18 (1.17%) HAProxy
9 17 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 17 (1.11%) Nagios
10 16 (1.04%) WSUS
11 12 (0.78%) CFEngine
12 11 (0.72%) Vagrant
13 9 (0.59%) SCSM
13 9 (0.59%) WMI
14 8 (0.52%) SCOrch
15 6 (0.39%) Foglight
16 5 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
16 5 (0.33%) OpenView
16 5 (0.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 783 (51.11%) Microsoft
2 204 (13.32%) VMware
3 96 (6.27%) Oracle
4 87 (5.68%) Google
5 61 (3.98%) Cisco
6 58 (3.79%) Citrix
7 51 (3.33%) Rackspace
8 46 (3.00%) Apple
9 37 (2.42%) Dell
10 36 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
11 34 (2.22%) HP
11 34 (2.22%) Red Gate
12 32 (2.09%) Sitecore
13 30 (1.96%) Xamarin
14 28 (1.83%) Juniper
15 27 (1.76%) Facebook
15 27 (1.76%) Twitter
16 26 (1.70%) Red Hat
17 23 (1.50%) IBM
18 20 (1.31%) New Relic
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + benefits, + bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Please get in touch to discuss salary information
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stamford, Lincolnshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Negotiable for the right candidate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £58000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Moonpig.com
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £70000 to £90000 per annum - plus bonus pension helathcare
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sequence
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
ECM Selection Ltd
Salary: £25,000 to £45,000 DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Gerrard White
Salary: £15000 to £16000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: From £31,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Upto 25,000 + benefits
Posted: Yesterday