Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 34 77
Rank change year-on-year +18 +43 +109
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 16,096 10,921 6,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.62% 6.45% 3.76%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.47% 34.11% 28.39%
Number of salaries quoted 13,234 9,451 5,766
England median annual salary £55,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.71% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 37,032 32,021 23,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.44% 18.91% 13.26%
Number of salaries quoted 29,971 26,633 20,139
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +18 7,344 £67,000 +7.20% 1,031
South East +16 2,988 £52,500 +5.00% 476
North of England +31 2,346 £48,750 +8.33% 460
Midlands +16 1,438 £50,000 +11.11% 295
North West +31 1,182 £50,000 - 232
East of England +25 1,016 £52,500 +10.53% 196
Yorkshire +38 987 £46,500 +5.68% 165
South West +15 925 £47,500 +5.56% 165
West Midlands +13 919 £52,500 +16.67% 199
East Midlands +20 514 £45,000 -5.26% 95
North East +7 178 £45,000 +20.00% 63
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 7,352 (45.68%) Amazon AWS
2 6,594 (40.97%) Microsoft
3 6,465 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
4 5,567 (34.59%) C#
5 5,394 (33.51%) .NET
6 4,754 (29.54%) SQL
7 4,416 (27.44%) SQL Server
8 4,132 (25.67%) Windows
9 4,002 (24.86%) DevOps
10 3,414 (21.21%) JavaScript
11 3,160 (19.63%) Finance
12 2,911 (18.09%) Active Directory
13 2,763 (17.17%) MVC
14 2,643 (16.42%) Office 365
15 2,559 (15.90%) Linux
16 2,530 (15.72%) ASP.NET
17 2,389 (14.84%) AngularJS
18 2,320 (14.41%) Python
19 2,281 (14.17%) HTML
20 2,256 (14.02%) VMware
21 2,170 (13.48%) Docker
22 2,091 (12.99%) CSS
23 2,059 (12.79%) PowerShell
24 2,020 (12.55%) Java
25 2,004 (12.45%) Scrum
26 1,968 (12.23%) Microservices
27 1,910 (11.87%) TDD
28 1,902 (11.82%) Windows Server
29 1,844 (11.46%) Git (software)
30 1,838 (11.42%) ASP.NET Web API

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 1,039 (6.46%) SharePoint
2 839 (5.21%) MS Exchange
3 603 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
4 543 (3.37%) IIS
5 431 (2.68%) Apache Spark
6 383 (2.38%) Confluence
7 329 (2.04%) Skype for Business
8 325 (2.02%) Apache
9 312 (1.94%) CMS
10 275 (1.71%) OpenStack
11 270 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
12 233 (1.45%) Tomcat
13 201 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
14 189 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
15 145 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
16 125 (0.78%) WebLogic
17 117 (0.73%) JBoss
18 113 (0.70%) nginx
19 109 (0.68%) WebSphere
20 97 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 574 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 169 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 87 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 61 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 54 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 27 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 25 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 16 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.068%) Maya
10 9 (0.056%) Chatbot
10 9 (0.056%) SPSS
11 5 (0.031%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.019%) HipChat
13 2 (0.012%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.012%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.012%) Stata
14 1 (0.006%) Abaqus
14 1 (0.006%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.006%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 399 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 68 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
4 45 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 34 (0.21%) Eloqua
6 30 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
7 25 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
8 21 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
9 20 (0.12%) Magento
10 17 (0.11%) SAP ERP
11 16 (0.099%) Relativity
12 15 (0.093%) NetSuite
13 14 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
14 12 (0.075%) Concordance
15 9 (0.056%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 8 (0.050%) Markit EDM
16 8 (0.050%) Orchard Housing
16 8 (0.050%) SAP GRC
17 7 (0.043%) Cognos TM1
18 6 (0.037%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7,352 (45.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2,643 (16.42%) Office 365
3 1,735 (10.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1,400 (8.70%) PaaS
5 1,282 (7.96%) SaaS
6 1,016 (6.31%) IaaS
7 728 (4.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 651 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
9 455 (2.83%) Serverless
10 407 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
10 407 (2.53%) GitHub
11 299 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
12 286 (1.78%) Azure Data Factory
13 243 (1.51%) Amazon S3
14 241 (1.50%) OpenShift
15 236 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
15 236 (1.47%) IBM Cloud
16 171 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 147 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
18 141 (0.88%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 1,333 (8.28%) Firewall
2 961 (5.97%) DNS
3 570 (3.54%) DHCP
4 546 (3.39%) SAN
5 523 (3.25%) VPN
6 521 (3.24%) WAN
7 490 (3.04%) TCP/IP
8 462 (2.87%) LAN
9 386 (2.40%) Internet
10 347 (2.16%) Skype
11 330 (2.05%) Network Security
12 230 (1.43%) Wireless
13 224 (1.39%) VLAN
14 216 (1.34%) Unified Communications
15 206 (1.28%) HTTP
16 182 (1.13%) VoIP
17 169 (1.05%) MPLS
18 149 (0.93%) SSL
19 120 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
20 108 (0.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,416 (27.44%) SQL Server
2 1,243 (7.72%) NoSQL
3 979 (6.08%) Big Data
4 933 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 873 (5.42%) MongoDB
6 843 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
7 823 (5.11%) Power BI
8 797 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 682 (4.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 565 (3.51%) Relational Database
11 560 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 543 (3.37%) Hadoop
13 529 (3.29%) MySQL
14 513 (3.19%) SQL Server 2016
15 361 (2.24%) Data Lake
16 315 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
16 315 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
17 302 (1.88%) Cosmos DB
18 284 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
19 253 (1.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,844 (11.46%) Git (software)
2 1,415 (8.79%) Jenkins
3 974 (6.05%) Visual Studio
4 948 (5.89%) TeamCity
5 859 (5.34%) JIRA
6 803 (4.99%) Octopus Deploy
7 760 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 664 (4.13%) Visual Studio Team System
9 509 (3.16%) Selenium
10 498 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 328 (2.04%) Subversion
12 322 (2.00%) Maven
13 241 (1.50%) NUnit
14 219 (1.36%) Vagrant
15 173 (1.07%) Bitbucket
16 170 (1.06%) Cucumber
17 164 (1.02%) gulp
18 141 (0.88%) Mocha
19 138 (0.86%) SpecFlow
20 135 (0.84%) webpack
General
1 3,160 (19.63%) Finance
2 811 (5.04%) Retail
3 630 (3.91%) Banking
4 542 (3.37%) Marketing
5 362 (2.25%) Games
6 359 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 290 (1.80%) Law
8 289 (1.80%) Advertising
9 235 (1.46%) Legal
10 221 (1.37%) Manufacturing
11 148 (0.92%) Electronics
12 115 (0.71%) Automotive
13 112 (0.70%) Investment Banking
14 91 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 77 (0.48%) Back Office
16 62 (0.39%) Publishing
17 42 (0.26%) Front Office
18 35 (0.22%) Retail Finance
19 29 (0.18%) French Language
20 27 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 5,151 (32.00%) Developer
2 2,499 (15.53%) .NET Developer
3 2,214 (13.75%) Architect
4 1,611 (10.01%) C# Developer
5 1,343 (8.34%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,147 (7.13%) Senior Developer
7 1,123 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
8 943 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 894 (5.55%) Consultant
10 836 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
11 756 (4.70%) Cloud Architect
12 707 (4.39%) Software Engineer
13 644 (4.00%) Analyst
14 570 (3.54%) Cloud Engineer
15 563 (3.50%) Azure Engineer
16 545 (3.39%) Azure Developer
17 531 (3.30%) Software Developer
18 513 (3.19%) Senior .NET Developer
19 485 (3.01%) Azure Architect
20 479 (2.98%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,394 (33.51%) .NET
2 2,530 (15.72%) ASP.NET
3 2,389 (14.84%) AngularJS
4 2,281 (14.17%) HTML
5 2,091 (12.99%) CSS
6 1,838 (11.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,702 (10.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,615 (10.03%) Web Services
9 1,217 (7.56%) .NET Framework
10 1,114 (6.92%) React
11 1,051 (6.53%) .NET Core
12 955 (5.93%) RESTful
13 913 (5.67%) HTML5
14 907 (5.63%) jQuery
15 896 (5.57%) REST
16 890 (5.53%) Node.js
17 758 (4.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 705 (4.38%) Entity Framework
19 658 (4.09%) WCF
20 551 (3.42%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1,036 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 990 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
3 946 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 909 (5.65%) Computer Science
4 909 (5.65%) Public Cloud
5 791 (4.91%) Fintech
6 585 (3.63%) User Experience
7 511 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
8 504 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
9 496 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
10 398 (2.47%) Management Information System
11 355 (2.21%) Mobile App
12 346 (2.15%) Private Cloud
13 239 (1.48%) Cloud Native
14 222 (1.38%) Clustering
15 220 (1.37%) Hedge funds
16 182 (1.13%) Replication
17 170 (1.06%) Algorithms
18 167 (1.04%) N-Tier
19 162 (1.01%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4,132 (25.67%) Windows
2 2,559 (15.90%) Linux
3 1,902 (11.82%) Windows Server
4 906 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 733 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 588 (3.65%) Windows 10
7 470 (2.92%) Unix
8 338 (2.10%) Windows 7
9 280 (1.74%) Android
10 260 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 229 (1.42%) CentOS
12 220 (1.37%) Apple iOS
13 149 (0.93%) Ubuntu
13 149 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 129 (0.80%) Windows 8
15 103 (0.64%) VMS
16 73 (0.45%) Mac OS X
17 69 (0.43%) Debian
18 54 (0.34%) Solaris
19 42 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,465 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
2 4,002 (24.86%) DevOps
3 2,763 (17.17%) MVC
4 2,004 (12.45%) Scrum
5 1,968 (12.23%) Microservices
6 1,910 (11.87%) TDD
7 1,800 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
8 1,762 (10.95%) Software Engineering
9 1,605 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
10 1,432 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
11 1,266 (7.87%) Analytics
12 1,215 (7.55%) Test Automation
13 1,201 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 1,168 (7.26%) ITIL
15 1,161 (7.21%) Migration
16 1,005 (6.24%) Mentoring
17 930 (5.78%) BDD
18 929 (5.77%) Project Management
19 918 (5.70%) Configuration Management
20 879 (5.46%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5,567 (34.59%) C#
2 4,754 (29.54%) SQL
3 3,414 (21.21%) JavaScript
4 2,320 (14.41%) Python
5 2,059 (12.79%) PowerShell
6 2,020 (12.55%) Java
7 1,129 (7.01%) T-SQL
8 773 (4.80%) Ruby
9 699 (4.34%) Bash Shell
10 430 (2.67%) TypeScript
11 402 (2.50%) Go
12 355 (2.21%) Perl
13 349 (2.17%) C++
14 334 (2.08%) PHP
15 271 (1.68%) C
16 268 (1.67%) Scala
17 254 (1.58%) R
18 240 (1.49%) Shell Script
19 175 (1.09%) Java 8
20 157 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,805 (11.21%) Degree
2 884 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 530 (3.29%) MCSE
4 506 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 461 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 397 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
7 327 (2.03%) MCSA
8 286 (1.78%) CISSP
9 241 (1.50%) SC Cleared
10 191 (1.19%) CCNA
11 188 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 182 (1.13%) AWS Certification
13 142 (0.88%) MCP
14 135 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
15 117 (0.73%) CCNP
16 115 (0.71%) Master's Degree
17 112 (0.70%) MCITP
18 109 (0.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 90 (0.56%) CISM
20 73 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 664 (4.13%) QA
2 350 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 317 (1.97%) SLA
4 250 (1.55%) GDPR
5 108 (0.67%) Data Quality
5 108 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 62 (0.39%) PMO
7 52 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 27 (0.17%) COBIT
8 27 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 22 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 19 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 16 (0.099%) SAS 70
12 7 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.037%) ISO 14001
14 5 (0.031%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.031%) Government Security Classifications
14 5 (0.031%) RMADS
15 4 (0.025%) PA-DSS
16 3 (0.019%) MiFID
System Software
1 2,911 (18.09%) Active Directory
2 2,170 (13.48%) Docker
3 1,419 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,201 (7.46%) Hyper-V
5 376 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
6 252 (1.57%) vSphere
7 242 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
8 233 (1.45%) XenApp
9 180 (1.12%) XenDesktop
10 98 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
11 70 (0.43%) VirtualBox
12 66 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
13 64 (0.40%) VMware NSX
13 64 (0.40%) XenServer
14 63 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
15 45 (0.28%) Terminal Services
16 43 (0.27%) Xen
17 38 (0.24%) HDFS
18 34 (0.21%) Firmware
19 27 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,636 (10.16%) Ansible
2 1,449 (9.00%) Kubernetes
3 1,370 (8.51%) Puppet
4 1,155 (7.18%) Opscode Chef
5 951 (5.91%) Terraform
6 677 (4.21%) SCCM
7 318 (1.98%) Salt
8 266 (1.65%) SCOM
9 231 (1.44%) Docker Swarm
10 193 (1.20%) Nagios
11 179 (1.11%) Packer
12 174 (1.08%) Grafana
13 167 (1.04%) Graphite
14 166 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
15 161 (1.00%) Prometheus
16 155 (0.96%) Consul
17 143 (0.89%) Kibana
18 126 (0.78%) SCVMM
19 121 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
20 101 (0.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6,594 (40.97%) Microsoft
2 2,256 (14.02%) VMware
3 1,736 (10.79%) Google
4 886 (5.50%) Citrix
5 856 (5.32%) Cisco
6 733 (4.55%) Oracle
7 405 (2.52%) Red Hat
8 387 (2.40%) SAP
9 373 (2.32%) Tableau
10 367 (2.28%) IBM
11 343 (2.13%) HP
12 285 (1.77%) Xamarin
13 279 (1.73%) NetApp
14 228 (1.42%) Splunk
15 212 (1.32%) Veeam
16 204 (1.27%) Dell
17 197 (1.22%) New Relic
18 186 (1.16%) EMC
19 174 (1.08%) Atlassian
20 169 (1.05%) Salesforce.com