Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 25 62
Rank change year-on-year +13 +37 +69
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 16,672 13,831 7,713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.11% 8.32% 4.78%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.30% 37.48% 31.68%
Number of salaries quoted 13,544 11,686 6,709
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £34,366 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 36,803 36,900 24,347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.74% 22.20% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 29,593 30,536 20,480
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,750 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019. 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 +12 7,536 £67,500 +8.00% 540
South East +10 3,091 £52,500 +5.00% 276
North of England +15 2,400 £50,000 +5.26% 289
Midlands +8 1,582 £50,000 +5.26% 204
North West +24 1,192 £52,500 +5.00% 166
West Midlands +15 1,126 £51,250 +2.50% 135
Yorkshire +12 1,012 £45,500 +1.11% 91
South West +6 1,000 £45,000 - 90
East of England +15 968 £50,000 -9.09% 94
East Midlands +2 452 £45,000 -5.26% 69
North East +5 198 £40,000 -11.11% 32
South Coast - 1 £90,000 -
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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 7,357 (44.13%) Amazon AWS
2 6,872 (41.22%) Microsoft
3 6,054 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
4 5,185 (31.10%) C#
5 5,071 (30.42%) .NET
6 4,888 (29.32%) SQL
7 4,336 (26.01%) DevOps
8 4,247 (25.47%) Windows
9 4,049 (24.29%) SQL Server
10 3,283 (19.69%) JavaScript
11 3,014 (18.08%) Finance
12 3,005 (18.02%) Office 365
13 2,996 (17.97%) Active Directory
14 2,490 (14.94%) Python
15 2,468 (14.80%) MVC
16 2,439 (14.63%) VMware
17 2,351 (14.10%) Linux
18 2,240 (13.44%) Docker
19 2,233 (13.39%) ASP.NET
20 2,226 (13.35%) Google Cloud Platform
21 2,147 (12.88%) PowerShell
22 2,097 (12.58%) AngularJS
23 2,071 (12.42%) Java
24 2,000 (12.00%) Windows Server
25 1,993 (11.95%) HTML
26 1,834 (11.00%) CSS
27 1,832 (10.99%) Software Engineering
28 1,806 (10.83%) Scrum
29 1,736 (10.41%) Google
29 1,736 (10.41%) Degree

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 1,217 (7.30%) SharePoint
2 693 (4.16%) MS Exchange
3 622 (3.73%) IIS
4 499 (2.99%) Apache Spark
5 416 (2.50%) Skype for Business
6 396 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
7 298 (1.79%) Confluence
8 269 (1.61%) Apache
9 237 (1.42%) CMS
10 224 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
11 217 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
12 201 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
13 166 (1.00%) OpenStack
14 132 (0.79%) Tomcat
15 131 (0.79%) Apache Pig
16 127 (0.76%) SAS
17 88 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
18 76 (0.46%) Apache Solr
19 75 (0.45%) Umbraco
20 74 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 672 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 201 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 81 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 69 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 58 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 30 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 21 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.11%) SPSS
9 10 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.048%) HipChat
11 7 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.030%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.024%) ArchiCAD
13 4 (0.024%) EngageOne
13 4 (0.024%) MicroStation
13 4 (0.024%) Notepad++
13 4 (0.024%) Revit
14 3 (0.018%) InDesign
14 3 (0.018%) InfoPath
15 2 (0.012%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 459 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 47 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 43 (0.26%) Magento
5 34 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
6 25 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
6 25 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 23 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
8 22 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
9 16 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
9 16 (0.096%) SAP ERP
10 11 (0.066%) SAP GRC
11 9 (0.054%) Dynamics GP
11 9 (0.054%) Shopify
12 7 (0.042%) nopCommerce
12 7 (0.042%) SAP CO
12 7 (0.042%) SAP FI
12 7 (0.042%) SAP FI/CO
12 7 (0.042%) SAP IS-U
13 6 (0.036%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 7,357 (44.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3,005 (18.02%) Office 365
3 2,226 (13.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1,307 (7.84%) PaaS
5 1,290 (7.74%) SaaS
6 1,149 (6.89%) IaaS
7 901 (5.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 573 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
9 481 (2.89%) Serverless
10 394 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 351 (2.11%) GitHub
12 308 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
13 303 (1.82%) Azure Data Factory
14 185 (1.11%) Azure Functions
15 180 (1.08%) Amazon S3
15 180 (1.08%) OneDrive
16 167 (1.00%) OpenShift
17 165 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
18 144 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
19 139 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1,464 (8.78%) Firewall
2 973 (5.84%) DNS
3 694 (4.16%) DHCP
4 599 (3.59%) WAN
5 554 (3.32%) LAN
6 520 (3.12%) VPN
7 505 (3.03%) TCP/IP
8 457 (2.74%) Skype
9 453 (2.72%) SAN
10 410 (2.46%) Internet
11 330 (1.98%) Network Security
12 284 (1.70%) Wireless
13 264 (1.58%) MPLS
14 248 (1.49%) VLAN
15 245 (1.47%) VoIP
16 186 (1.12%) HTTP
17 185 (1.11%) Unified Communications
18 168 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
19 123 (0.74%) SSL
20 112 (0.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,049 (24.29%) SQL Server
2 1,040 (6.24%) NoSQL
3 1,008 (6.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 996 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
5 956 (5.73%) Power BI
6 923 (5.54%) Big Data
7 823 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 735 (4.41%) Azure SQL Database
9 720 (4.32%) MongoDB
10 654 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 617 (3.70%) Hadoop
12 570 (3.42%) Relational Database
13 462 (2.77%) MySQL
14 439 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
15 384 (2.30%) Data Lake
16 306 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
17 284 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
18 242 (1.45%) Cosmos DB
19 228 (1.37%) Apache Hive
20 225 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,693 (10.15%) Git (software)
2 1,355 (8.13%) Jenkins
3 895 (5.37%) Visual Studio
4 707 (4.24%) JIRA
5 677 (4.06%) TeamCity
6 670 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 641 (3.84%) Visual Studio Team System
8 594 (3.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 429 (2.57%) Selenium
10 419 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 272 (1.63%) Maven
12 183 (1.10%) NUnit
13 175 (1.05%) Subversion
14 172 (1.03%) GitLab
15 171 (1.03%) Cucumber
16 162 (0.97%) Bitbucket
17 145 (0.87%) Gradle
18 143 (0.86%) Travis CI
19 133 (0.80%) gulp
20 129 (0.77%) SpecFlow
General
1 3,014 (18.08%) Finance
2 808 (4.85%) Retail
3 557 (3.34%) Banking
4 459 (2.75%) Marketing
5 356 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 352 (2.11%) Law
7 263 (1.58%) Legal
8 238 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 234 (1.40%) Games
10 171 (1.03%) Advertising
11 138 (0.83%) Military
12 107 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 98 (0.59%) Investment Banking
14 96 (0.58%) Electronics
15 78 (0.47%) Publishing
16 76 (0.46%) Front Office
17 73 (0.44%) Automotive
18 67 (0.40%) Back Office
19 49 (0.29%) Local Government
20 35 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4,875 (29.24%) Developer
2 2,323 (13.93%) Architect
3 2,223 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 1,400 (8.40%) C# Developer
5 1,268 (7.61%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,036 (6.21%) Consultant
7 1,030 (6.18%) Senior Developer
8 1,024 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 979 (5.87%) C# .NET Developer
10 936 (5.61%) Solutions Architect
11 822 (4.93%) Analyst
12 731 (4.38%) Cloud Architect
13 679 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
14 651 (3.90%) Software Developer
15 636 (3.81%) Software Engineer
16 605 (3.63%) Azure Engineer
17 539 (3.23%) Azure Developer
18 531 (3.18%) Azure Architect
19 443 (2.66%) Senior .NET Developer
20 429 (2.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,071 (30.42%) .NET
2 2,233 (13.39%) ASP.NET
3 2,097 (12.58%) AngularJS
4 1,993 (11.95%) HTML
5 1,834 (11.00%) CSS
6 1,544 (9.26%) Web Services
7 1,475 (8.85%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1,424 (8.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,139 (6.83%) React
10 1,137 (6.82%) .NET Core
11 1,115 (6.69%) .NET Framework
12 935 (5.61%) Node.js
13 873 (5.24%) RESTful
14 818 (4.91%) REST
15 727 (4.36%) jQuery
16 641 (3.84%) HTML5
17 619 (3.71%) Entity Framework
18 583 (3.50%) JSON
19 523 (3.14%) WCF
20 504 (3.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,061 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 973 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 953 (5.72%) Public Cloud
4 897 (5.38%) Greenfield Project
5 737 (4.42%) Fintech
6 609 (3.65%) Hybrid Cloud
7 553 (3.32%) User Experience
8 523 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
9 519 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
10 416 (2.50%) Management Information System
11 304 (1.82%) Mobile App
12 269 (1.61%) Private Cloud
13 268 (1.61%) Cloud Native
14 234 (1.40%) Clustering
15 218 (1.31%) Replication
16 205 (1.23%) Hedge funds
17 172 (1.03%) Algorithms
18 153 (0.92%) Data Structures
19 149 (0.89%) Virtual Team
20 108 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4,247 (25.47%) Windows
2 2,351 (14.10%) Linux
3 2,000 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 815 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 708 (4.25%) Windows 10
6 591 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 464 (2.78%) Unix
8 310 (1.86%) Windows 7
9 260 (1.56%) Android
10 230 (1.38%) Apple iOS
11 181 (1.09%) CentOS
12 163 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 146 (0.88%) Windows 8
14 128 (0.77%) Ubuntu
15 114 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 69 (0.41%) Mac OS
17 56 (0.34%) Debian
18 48 (0.29%) DC/OS
19 47 (0.28%) Mesosphere
20 44 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,054 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
2 4,336 (26.01%) DevOps
3 2,468 (14.80%) MVC
4 1,832 (10.99%) Software Engineering
5 1,806 (10.83%) Scrum
6 1,709 (10.25%) Business Intelligence
7 1,694 (10.16%) Microservices
8 1,537 (9.22%) TDD
9 1,511 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
10 1,464 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
11 1,313 (7.88%) ITIL
12 1,307 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 1,301 (7.80%) Migration
14 1,291 (7.74%) Analytics
15 1,151 (6.90%) Test Automation
16 1,108 (6.65%) SDLC
17 1,036 (6.21%) Mentoring
18 990 (5.94%) Computer Science
19 983 (5.90%) Presales
20 939 (5.63%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5,185 (31.10%) C#
2 4,888 (29.32%) SQL
3 3,283 (19.69%) JavaScript
4 2,490 (14.94%) Python
5 2,147 (12.88%) PowerShell
6 2,071 (12.42%) Java
7 1,035 (6.21%) T-SQL
8 842 (5.05%) Bash Shell
9 677 (4.06%) Ruby
10 569 (3.41%) TypeScript
11 408 (2.45%) Scala
12 375 (2.25%) PHP
13 327 (1.96%) C++
14 304 (1.82%) Perl
15 294 (1.76%) R
16 238 (1.43%) Go
17 212 (1.27%) C
18 142 (0.85%) VB.NET
19 136 (0.82%) Shell Script
20 126 (0.76%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,736 (10.41%) Degree
2 1,055 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 605 (3.63%) MCSE
4 546 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
5 465 (2.79%) Security Cleared
6 459 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 437 (2.62%) MCSA
8 311 (1.87%) CISSP
9 252 (1.51%) CCNA
10 248 (1.49%) SC Cleared
11 216 (1.30%) CCNP
12 191 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 155 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
14 151 (0.91%) AWS Certification
15 148 (0.89%) MCP
16 135 (0.81%) MCITP
17 129 (0.77%) CISM
18 109 (0.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 99 (0.59%) Master's Degree
20 85 (0.51%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 572 (3.43%) QA
2 365 (2.19%) GDPR
3 362 (2.17%) SLA
4 312 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 155 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 131 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 67 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
8 56 (0.34%) PMO
9 38 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 26 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 25 (0.15%) COBIT
12 23 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 19 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 15 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 11 (0.066%) MiFID
16 9 (0.054%) ISO 22301
17 8 (0.048%) ISAE 3402
18 7 (0.042%) HIPAA
19 6 (0.036%) HL7
19 6 (0.036%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2,996 (17.97%) Active Directory
2 2,240 (13.44%) Docker
3 1,624 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,342 (8.05%) Hyper-V
5 339 (2.03%) XenApp
6 337 (2.02%) vSphere
7 305 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
8 224 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
9 211 (1.27%) XenDesktop
10 114 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
11 108 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
12 85 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
13 77 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 69 (0.41%) XenServer
15 58 (0.35%) Firmware
15 58 (0.35%) VMware NSX
16 55 (0.33%) VirtualBox
17 51 (0.31%) BitLocker
18 34 (0.20%) HDFS
19 30 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,495 (8.97%) Kubernetes
2 1,467 (8.80%) Ansible
3 1,222 (7.33%) Puppet
4 1,098 (6.59%) Terraform
5 877 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
6 794 (4.76%) SCCM
7 309 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
8 231 (1.39%) SCOM
9 192 (1.15%) Nagios
10 180 (1.08%) Salt
11 155 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
12 145 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
13 138 (0.83%) Prometheus
14 137 (0.82%) Packer
15 136 (0.82%) SCVMM
16 133 (0.80%) Grafana
17 115 (0.69%) WSUS
18 111 (0.67%) Consul
19 95 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
20 93 (0.56%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6,872 (41.22%) Microsoft
2 2,439 (14.63%) VMware
3 1,736 (10.41%) Google
4 1,081 (6.48%) Cisco
5 898 (5.39%) Citrix
6 768 (4.61%) Oracle
7 378 (2.27%) HP
7 378 (2.27%) IBM
8 363 (2.18%) Tableau
9 343 (2.06%) SAP
10 326 (1.96%) NetApp
11 272 (1.63%) Dell
12 261 (1.57%) Veeam
13 243 (1.46%) Splunk
14 237 (1.42%) Red Hat
15 211 (1.27%) Xamarin
16 208 (1.25%) CheckPoint
17 207 (1.24%) Cloudera
18 202 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
19 181 (1.09%) Palo Alto