Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 60 122
Rank change year-on-year +38 +62 +99
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 14,258 8,111 5,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 8.83% 5.08% 2.72%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.94% 32.41% 23.53%
Number of salaries quoted 11,937 7,018 4,447
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,825 £78,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

Microsoft Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 36,611 25,029 21,847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.68% 15.69% 11.57%
Number of salaries quoted 30,096 20,984 18,554
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in England

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in England.

Salary trend for Microsoft Azure in England

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in England

Microsoft Azure
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the England region over the 6 months to 24 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +32 6,250 £65,000 +8.33% 860
South East +17 2,496 £50,000 - 334
North of England +31 2,030 £47,500 +11.76% 301
Midlands +28 1,365 £47,500 +5.56% 213
East of England +37 1,058 £52,500 +10.53% 116
South West +30 954 £45,000 +5.26% 145
Yorkshire +40 914 £46,000 +8.24% 122
North West +25 906 £50,000 +11.11% 140
West Midlands +20 756 £50,000 +11.11% 133
East Midlands +50 612 £47,500 - 78
North East +6 210 £45,000 +28.57% 39
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 6,452 (45.25%) Amazon AWS
2 6,173 (43.29%) Microsoft
3 5,201 (36.48%) Agile Software Development
4 4,798 (33.65%) C#
5 4,759 (33.38%) .NET
6 4,342 (30.45%) SQL
7 4,287 (30.07%) SQL Server
8 3,857 (27.05%) Windows
9 3,408 (23.90%) DevOps
10 2,872 (20.14%) JavaScript
11 2,625 (18.41%) MVC
12 2,622 (18.39%) Finance
13 2,528 (17.73%) ASP.NET
14 2,516 (17.65%) Active Directory
15 2,350 (16.48%) Linux
16 2,334 (16.37%) VMware
17 2,292 (16.08%) Office 365
18 2,160 (15.15%) HTML
19 2,147 (15.06%) AngularJS
20 1,969 (13.81%) Windows Server
21 1,917 (13.45%) CSS
22 1,904 (13.35%) PowerShell
23 1,830 (12.83%) TDD
24 1,805 (12.66%) Python
25 1,720 (12.06%) Git (software)
26 1,714 (12.02%) ASP.NET MVC
27 1,692 (11.87%) Docker
28 1,679 (11.78%) Scrum
29 1,677 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
30 1,538 (10.79%) Google

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 951 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 695 (4.87%) MS Exchange
3 574 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
4 532 (3.73%) IIS
5 376 (2.64%) Apache Spark
6 321 (2.25%) OpenStack
7 297 (2.08%) Skype for Business
8 291 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
9 285 (2.00%) CMS
10 261 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 258 (1.81%) Apache
12 248 (1.74%) Confluence
13 189 (1.33%) Tomcat
14 164 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
15 163 (1.14%) Umbraco
16 145 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
17 118 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
18 100 (0.70%) EPiServer
18 100 (0.70%) nginx
19 99 (0.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 501 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 164 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 46 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (0.18%) InfoPath
5 26 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.063%) Chatbot
6 9 (0.063%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.049%) SPSS
8 5 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.035%) Stata
9 4 (0.028%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.028%) Mathematica
10 3 (0.021%) Moqups
11 1 (0.007%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.007%) InVision
11 1 (0.007%) Snagit
11 1 (0.007%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 254 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 89 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 84 (0.59%) Distributed Ledger
4 35 (0.25%) Markit EDM
5 33 (0.23%) Eloqua
6 22 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 20 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 17 (0.12%) Magento
9 16 (0.11%) NetSuite
10 13 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
10 13 (0.091%) SAP S/4HANA
11 10 (0.070%) Oracle EBS R12
12 9 (0.063%) SAP Hybris
13 8 (0.056%) SDL Web 8
14 7 (0.049%) Concordance
14 7 (0.049%) Elite 3E
14 7 (0.049%) Oracle ERP
14 7 (0.049%) Relativity
15 6 (0.042%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 4 (0.028%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 6,452 (45.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2,292 (16.08%) Office 365
3 1,239 (8.69%) IaaS
4 1,171 (8.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1,161 (8.14%) PaaS
6 979 (6.87%) SaaS
7 595 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 562 (3.94%) Cloud Computing
9 408 (2.86%) Azure Data Factory
10 345 (2.42%) Serverless
11 325 (2.28%) GitHub
12 298 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
13 273 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
14 235 (1.65%) Amazon S3
15 179 (1.26%) IBM Cloud
16 165 (1.16%) OneDrive
17 149 (1.05%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
18 126 (0.88%) npm
19 118 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
20 117 (0.82%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 1,235 (8.66%) Firewall
2 917 (6.43%) DNS
3 599 (4.20%) WAN
4 564 (3.96%) VPN
5 554 (3.89%) DHCP
6 519 (3.64%) SAN
7 497 (3.49%) LAN
8 416 (2.92%) TCP/IP
9 363 (2.55%) Network Security
10 255 (1.79%) Skype
11 246 (1.73%) Internet
12 230 (1.61%) VLAN
13 217 (1.52%) HTTP
14 188 (1.32%) VoIP
15 152 (1.07%) Wireless
16 147 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
17 138 (0.97%) NAS
18 128 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
19 125 (0.88%) MPLS
20 117 (0.82%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,287 (30.07%) SQL Server
2 1,184 (8.30%) NoSQL
3 1,068 (7.49%) MongoDB
4 963 (6.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 915 (6.42%) Big Data
6 840 (5.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 764 (5.36%) Power BI
8 660 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
9 618 (4.33%) MySQL
10 607 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 585 (4.10%) SQL Server 2016
12 569 (3.99%) Azure SQL Database
13 494 (3.46%) Data Lake
14 482 (3.38%) Relational Database
15 450 (3.16%) Hadoop
16 317 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
17 308 (2.16%) Redis
18 273 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
19 266 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
20 261 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1,720 (12.06%) Git (software)
2 1,335 (9.36%) Jenkins
3 1,014 (7.11%) Visual Studio
4 855 (6.00%) TeamCity
5 819 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 692 (4.85%) JIRA
7 566 (3.97%) Octopus Deploy
8 497 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 466 (3.27%) Visual Studio Team System
10 341 (2.39%) Selenium
11 258 (1.81%) Maven
12 255 (1.79%) Subversion
13 205 (1.44%) NUnit
14 204 (1.43%) Bitbucket
15 172 (1.21%) Vagrant
16 160 (1.12%) gulp
17 143 (1.00%) Mocha
18 117 (0.82%) Cucumber
19 105 (0.74%) MSBuild
20 103 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 2,622 (18.39%) Finance
2 745 (5.23%) Retail
3 510 (3.58%) Marketing
4 485 (3.40%) Advertising
5 451 (3.16%) Banking
6 326 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 227 (1.59%) Games
8 197 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 174 (1.22%) Legal
10 165 (1.16%) Law
11 119 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 118 (0.83%) Publishing
13 103 (0.72%) Electronics
14 61 (0.43%) Automotive
15 54 (0.38%) Billing
16 48 (0.34%) German Language
17 47 (0.33%) Back Office
18 44 (0.31%) Investment Banking
19 39 (0.27%) Italian Language
20 38 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4,464 (31.31%) Developer
2 2,148 (15.07%) .NET Developer
3 1,816 (12.74%) Architect
4 1,328 (9.31%) C# Developer
5 1,194 (8.37%) Consultant
6 1,182 (8.29%) DevOps Engineer
7 887 (6.22%) C# .NET Developer
8 871 (6.11%) Senior Developer
9 767 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 618 (4.33%) Software Developer
11 617 (4.33%) Cloud Architect
12 610 (4.28%) Solutions Architect
13 584 (4.10%) Analyst
14 560 (3.93%) Cloud Engineer
15 545 (3.82%) Azure Engineer
16 533 (3.74%) Software Engineer
17 437 (3.06%) Support Engineer
18 397 (2.78%) Administrator
19 392 (2.75%) Senior .NET Developer
20 383 (2.69%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,759 (33.38%) .NET
2 2,528 (17.73%) ASP.NET
3 2,160 (15.15%) HTML
4 2,147 (15.06%) AngularJS
5 1,917 (13.45%) CSS
6 1,714 (12.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,511 (10.60%) Web Services
8 1,423 (9.98%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,193 (8.37%) .NET Framework
10 907 (6.36%) RESTful
11 862 (6.05%) HTML5
12 856 (6.00%) jQuery
13 803 (5.63%) REST
14 744 (5.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 725 (5.08%) React
16 710 (4.98%) Node.js
17 681 (4.78%) WCF
18 673 (4.72%) Entity Framework
19 590 (4.14%) .NET Core
20 533 (3.74%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 880 (6.17%) Data Centre
2 771 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 743 (5.21%) Computer Science
4 668 (4.69%) Public Cloud
5 644 (4.52%) Greenfield Project
6 521 (3.65%) User Experience
7 490 (3.44%) Fintech
8 440 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
9 408 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
10 375 (2.63%) Private Cloud
11 312 (2.19%) Management Information System
12 297 (2.08%) Mobile App
13 283 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
14 249 (1.75%) Clustering
15 232 (1.63%) Replication
16 149 (1.05%) Algorithms
16 149 (1.05%) PKI
17 121 (0.85%) Cloud Native
18 119 (0.83%) Driving Licence
19 109 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3,857 (27.05%) Windows
2 2,350 (16.48%) Linux
3 1,969 (13.81%) Windows Server
4 842 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 639 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 462 (3.24%) Windows 10
7 443 (3.11%) Unix
8 294 (2.06%) Windows 7
9 212 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 207 (1.45%) Android
11 173 (1.21%) Apple iOS
12 172 (1.21%) CentOS
13 144 (1.01%) Ubuntu
14 125 (0.88%) VMS
15 116 (0.81%) Windows 8
16 93 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
17 73 (0.51%) Mac OS
18 62 (0.43%) Mac OS X
19 45 (0.32%) Debian
20 41 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,201 (36.48%) Agile Software Development
2 3,408 (23.90%) DevOps
3 2,625 (18.41%) MVC
4 1,830 (12.83%) TDD
5 1,679 (11.78%) Scrum
6 1,677 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 1,502 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
8 1,467 (10.29%) Software Engineering
9 1,335 (9.36%) Microservices
10 1,265 (8.87%) Analytics
11 1,205 (8.45%) ITIL
11 1,205 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
12 1,178 (8.26%) Migration
13 1,040 (7.29%) Test Automation
14 881 (6.18%) Presales
15 825 (5.79%) BDD
16 819 (5.74%) Configuration Management
17 770 (5.40%) SDLC
18 748 (5.25%) Open Source
19 705 (4.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4,798 (33.65%) C#
2 4,342 (30.45%) SQL
3 2,872 (20.14%) JavaScript
4 1,904 (13.35%) PowerShell
5 1,805 (12.66%) Python
6 1,491 (10.46%) Java
7 883 (6.19%) T-SQL
8 799 (5.60%) Ruby
9 624 (4.38%) Bash Shell
10 356 (2.50%) PHP
11 350 (2.45%) Perl
12 277 (1.94%) VB.NET
13 268 (1.88%) TypeScript
14 223 (1.56%) C++
15 204 (1.43%) R
16 182 (1.28%) Go
17 179 (1.26%) Shell Script
18 175 (1.23%) Scala
19 161 (1.13%) F#
20 152 (1.07%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,349 (9.46%) Degree
2 984 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 600 (4.21%) MCSE
4 341 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 338 (2.37%) Security Cleared
6 335 (2.35%) MCSA
7 315 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
8 206 (1.44%) CCNA
9 190 (1.33%) SC Cleared
10 186 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 165 (1.16%) CISSP
12 158 (1.11%) MCP
13 145 (1.02%) CCNP
14 128 (0.90%) MCITP
15 109 (0.76%) CISM
16 108 (0.76%) AWS Certification
17 106 (0.74%) CCIE
18 97 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
19 77 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
20 59 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 543 (3.81%) QA
2 371 (2.60%) GCP
3 254 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 249 (1.75%) SLA
5 189 (1.33%) GDPR
6 103 (0.72%) Data Quality
7 87 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 45 (0.32%) PMO
9 40 (0.28%) COBIT
10 38 (0.27%) ISO 9001
11 36 (0.25%) HIPAA
12 32 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
13 10 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 8 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 6 (0.042%) GPG13
15 6 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (0.035%) GAMP
17 4 (0.028%) Actionable Recommendations
17 4 (0.028%) MiFID
17 4 (0.028%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2,516 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 1,692 (11.87%) Docker
3 1,487 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,232 (8.64%) Hyper-V
5 419 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
6 291 (2.04%) vSphere
7 280 (1.96%) XenApp
8 266 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
9 192 (1.35%) XenDesktop
10 166 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
11 121 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
12 110 (0.77%) VMware NSX
13 80 (0.56%) HDFS
14 69 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
15 61 (0.43%) VirtualBox
16 57 (0.40%) BitLocker
17 56 (0.39%) XenServer
18 50 (0.35%) Xen
19 43 (0.30%) Apache Flume
20 38 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,306 (9.16%) Ansible
2 1,253 (8.79%) Puppet
3 1,168 (8.19%) Opscode Chef
4 893 (6.26%) Kubernetes
5 700 (4.91%) Terraform
6 586 (4.11%) SCCM
7 265 (1.86%) SCOM
8 221 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
9 218 (1.53%) Kibana
10 196 (1.37%) Nagios
11 191 (1.34%) Docker Swarm
12 157 (1.10%) SCVMM
13 148 (1.04%) WSUS
14 145 (1.02%) Salt
15 126 (0.88%) Packer
16 114 (0.80%) Backup Exec
17 108 (0.76%) vCenter Server
18 104 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
19 101 (0.71%) vRealize
20 100 (0.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6,173 (43.29%) Microsoft
2 2,334 (16.37%) VMware
3 1,538 (10.79%) Google
4 933 (6.54%) Cisco
5 905 (6.35%) Citrix
6 855 (6.00%) Oracle
7 402 (2.82%) HP
8 351 (2.46%) Tableau
9 331 (2.32%) IBM
10 309 (2.17%) Xamarin
11 304 (2.13%) Red Hat
12 303 (2.13%) Splunk
13 242 (1.70%) Dell
14 230 (1.61%) SAP
15 215 (1.51%) NetApp
16 204 (1.43%) Veeam
17 198 (1.39%) F5
18 187 (1.31%) Sitecore
19 184 (1.29%) CheckPoint
20 177 (1.24%) EMC