Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 68 154
Rank change year-on-year +42 +86 +106
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 12,055 7,044 4,385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 7.39% 4.27% 2.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.85% 30.60% 21.24%
Number of salaries quoted 10,339 6,082 3,881
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £79,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -3.38%

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 33,628 23,018 20,647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.62% 13.97% 10.42%
Number of salaries quoted 28,152 19,425 17,513
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +42 5,357 £62,500 +4.17% 763
South East +15 2,206 £50,000 - 255
North of England +40 1,619 £45,000 - 287
Midlands +42 1,213 £47,500 +5.56% 211
East of England +33 803 £50,000 +5.26% 128
South West +56 802 £45,000 - 116
North West +30 800 £50,000 +11.11% 139
West Midlands +33 710 £50,000 +11.11% 112
Yorkshire +58 646 £45,000 -2.17% 124
East Midlands +59 502 £47,500 +5.56% 98
North East +19 175 £40,000 +14.29% 24
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 5,190 (43.05%) Microsoft
2 5,186 (43.02%) Amazon AWS
3 4,212 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
4 4,093 (33.95%) .NET
5 4,090 (33.93%) C#
6 3,766 (31.24%) SQL Server
7 3,653 (30.30%) SQL
8 3,299 (27.37%) Windows
9 2,633 (21.84%) JavaScript
10 2,588 (21.47%) DevOps
11 2,376 (19.71%) MVC
12 2,339 (19.40%) ASP.NET
13 2,223 (18.44%) Office 365
14 2,154 (17.87%) Finance
15 2,077 (17.23%) Active Directory
16 2,039 (16.91%) VMware
17 2,017 (16.73%) HTML
18 1,818 (15.08%) AngularJS
19 1,802 (14.95%) Windows Server
20 1,798 (14.91%) CSS
21 1,782 (14.78%) Linux
22 1,547 (12.83%) PowerShell
23 1,518 (12.59%) ASP.NET MVC
24 1,504 (12.48%) TDD
25 1,440 (11.95%) Python
26 1,381 (11.46%) Scrum
27 1,359 (11.27%) Docker
28 1,319 (10.94%) ASP.NET Web API
29 1,293 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
30 1,291 (10.71%) Web Services

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
1 887 (7.36%) SharePoint
2 656 (5.44%) MS Exchange
3 511 (4.24%) Elasticsearch
4 486 (4.03%) IIS
5 320 (2.65%) OpenStack
6 316 (2.62%) Skype for Business
7 297 (2.46%) Apache Spark
8 252 (2.09%) CMS
9 246 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 224 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
11 214 (1.78%) Apache
12 187 (1.55%) Confluence
13 173 (1.44%) Umbraco
14 169 (1.40%) Tomcat
15 159 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
16 128 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
17 102 (0.85%) JBoss
18 98 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
19 94 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
20 92 (0.76%) nginx
Applications
1 505 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
2 95 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.100%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 11 (0.091%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.083%) Chatbot
9 10 (0.083%) SPSS
10 7 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.050%) Mathematica
12 5 (0.041%) InVision
13 4 (0.033%) Stata
14 1 (0.008%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.008%) CPLEX
14 1 (0.008%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.008%) HipChat
14 1 (0.008%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 265 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 84 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 39 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
4 27 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 21 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 16 (0.13%) Eloqua
7 12 (0.100%) Markit EDM
7 12 (0.100%) Payment Gateway
8 11 (0.091%) NetSuite
9 8 (0.066%) Unit4 Business World
10 6 (0.050%) Workday HCM
11 5 (0.041%) OpenText MBPM
11 5 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
12 4 (0.033%) BusinessWorks
12 4 (0.033%) Magento
13 3 (0.025%) Maximo
13 3 (0.025%) SAP ERP
13 3 (0.025%) SAP Hybris
13 3 (0.025%) SDL Web 8
13 3 (0.025%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5,186 (43.02%) Amazon AWS
2 2,223 (18.44%) Office 365
3 1,067 (8.85%) IaaS
4 1,009 (8.37%) PaaS
5 786 (6.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 769 (6.38%) SaaS
7 519 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 480 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
9 289 (2.40%) GitHub
10 252 (2.09%) Azure Data Factory
11 229 (1.90%) Serverless
12 206 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
13 189 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
14 145 (1.20%) OneDrive
15 130 (1.08%) Amazon S3
16 104 (0.86%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
17 99 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
18 92 (0.76%) Azure Machine Learning
19 90 (0.75%) npm
20 83 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1,054 (8.74%) Firewall
2 713 (5.91%) DNS
3 561 (4.65%) WAN
4 520 (4.31%) VPN
5 445 (3.69%) DHCP
6 441 (3.66%) SAN
7 417 (3.46%) LAN
8 343 (2.85%) TCP/IP
9 287 (2.38%) Skype
10 261 (2.17%) Internet
11 255 (2.12%) Network Security
12 188 (1.56%) VoIP
13 171 (1.42%) VLAN
14 156 (1.29%) SSL
15 155 (1.29%) HTTP
16 127 (1.05%) Wireless
17 120 (1.00%) NAS
18 118 (0.98%) MPLS
19 93 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
20 89 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,766 (31.24%) SQL Server
2 1,022 (8.48%) MongoDB
3 910 (7.55%) NoSQL
4 773 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 702 (5.82%) Big Data
6 675 (5.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 592 (4.91%) Power BI
8 572 (4.74%) SQL Server 2016
9 549 (4.55%) MySQL
10 548 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
11 465 (3.86%) Azure SQL Database
12 456 (3.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 391 (3.24%) Hadoop
14 352 (2.92%) Relational Database
15 310 (2.57%) SQL Server 2014
16 294 (2.44%) Data Lake
17 253 (2.10%) Redis
18 246 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
19 240 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
20 229 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,259 (10.44%) Git (software)
2 1,023 (8.49%) Jenkins
3 807 (6.69%) Visual Studio
4 742 (6.16%) TeamCity
5 634 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 490 (4.06%) JIRA
7 443 (3.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 406 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 295 (2.45%) Visual Studio Team System
10 275 (2.28%) Selenium
11 219 (1.82%) Maven
12 216 (1.79%) Subversion
13 193 (1.60%) Bitbucket
14 179 (1.48%) NUnit
15 128 (1.06%) Hudson
16 115 (0.95%) gulp
17 93 (0.77%) SpecFlow
18 89 (0.74%) Cucumber
19 87 (0.72%) Jasmine
20 86 (0.71%) Vagrant
General
1 2,154 (17.87%) Finance
2 598 (4.96%) Retail
3 382 (3.17%) Marketing
4 360 (2.99%) Banking
5 315 (2.61%) Advertising
6 246 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 209 (1.73%) Law
8 184 (1.53%) Games
9 156 (1.29%) Manufacturing
10 147 (1.22%) Legal
11 105 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 104 (0.86%) Electronics
13 98 (0.81%) Publishing
14 58 (0.48%) Billing
15 47 (0.39%) Back Office
16 43 (0.36%) Automotive
17 26 (0.22%) Investment Banking
18 22 (0.18%) Local Government
19 18 (0.15%) French Language
19 18 (0.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3,919 (32.51%) Developer
2 1,940 (16.09%) .NET Developer
3 1,468 (12.18%) Architect
4 1,194 (9.90%) C# Developer
5 929 (7.71%) Consultant
6 880 (7.30%) DevOps Engineer
7 841 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
8 771 (6.40%) Senior Developer
9 582 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 549 (4.55%) Software Developer
11 499 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
12 491 (4.07%) Cloud Architect
13 484 (4.01%) Analyst
14 477 (3.96%) Cloud Engineer
15 426 (3.53%) Azure Engineer
16 410 (3.40%) Support Engineer
17 407 (3.38%) Software Engineer
18 390 (3.24%) ASP.NET Developer
19 382 (3.17%) Senior .NET Developer
20 367 (3.04%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,093 (33.95%) .NET
2 2,339 (19.40%) ASP.NET
3 2,017 (16.73%) HTML
4 1,818 (15.08%) AngularJS
5 1,798 (14.91%) CSS
6 1,518 (12.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,319 (10.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1,291 (10.71%) Web Services
9 1,107 (9.18%) .NET Framework
10 884 (7.33%) HTML5
11 843 (6.99%) RESTful
12 841 (6.98%) jQuery
13 793 (6.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 755 (6.26%) Node.js
15 664 (5.51%) REST
16 636 (5.28%) Entity Framework
17 585 (4.85%) WCF
18 583 (4.84%) React
19 574 (4.76%) CSS3
20 410 (3.40%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 793 (6.58%) Data Centre
2 690 (5.72%) Computer Science
3 647 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
4 590 (4.89%) Public Cloud
5 496 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
6 478 (3.97%) Fintech
7 451 (3.74%) User Experience
8 349 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
9 282 (2.34%) Management Information System
10 254 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
11 241 (2.00%) Private Cloud
12 203 (1.68%) Mobile App
13 183 (1.52%) Clustering
14 170 (1.41%) Replication
15 125 (1.04%) Algorithms
16 91 (0.75%) PKI
17 89 (0.74%) Driving Licence
18 75 (0.62%) Cloud Native
19 73 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
20 68 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3,299 (27.37%) Windows
2 1,802 (14.95%) Windows Server
3 1,782 (14.78%) Linux
4 828 (6.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 575 (4.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 407 (3.38%) Windows 10
7 340 (2.82%) Windows 7
8 333 (2.76%) Unix
9 235 (1.95%) Android
10 219 (1.82%) Apple iOS
11 192 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 186 (1.54%) CentOS
13 162 (1.34%) Windows 8
14 146 (1.21%) Ubuntu
15 100 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
16 71 (0.59%) VMS
17 52 (0.43%) Mac OS X
18 48 (0.40%) Mac OS
19 36 (0.30%) Debian
20 34 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,212 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
2 2,588 (21.47%) DevOps
3 2,376 (19.71%) MVC
4 1,504 (12.48%) TDD
5 1,381 (11.46%) Scrum
6 1,261 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
7 1,193 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
8 1,138 (9.44%) Software Engineering
9 1,091 (9.05%) ITIL
10 1,023 (8.49%) Analytics
11 1,006 (8.35%) Microservices
12 991 (8.22%) Migration
13 825 (6.84%) Test Automation
14 776 (6.44%) Presales
15 615 (5.10%) SDLC
16 614 (5.09%) Project Management
17 608 (5.04%) BDD
18 603 (5.00%) Configuration Management
19 593 (4.92%) Web Development
20 569 (4.72%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4,090 (33.93%) C#
2 3,653 (30.30%) SQL
3 2,633 (21.84%) JavaScript
4 1,547 (12.83%) PowerShell
5 1,440 (11.95%) Python
6 1,287 (10.68%) Java
7 762 (6.32%) Ruby
8 699 (5.80%) T-SQL
9 536 (4.45%) Bash Shell
10 353 (2.93%) Perl
11 280 (2.32%) PHP
12 235 (1.95%) F#
13 227 (1.88%) VB.NET
14 208 (1.73%) R
15 204 (1.69%) TypeScript
16 178 (1.48%) C++
17 169 (1.40%) Scala
18 157 (1.30%) Shell Script
19 144 (1.19%) C
19 144 (1.19%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,122 (9.31%) Degree
2 833 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 526 (4.36%) MCSE
4 301 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 272 (2.26%) MCSA
6 264 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 239 (1.98%) Security Cleared
8 191 (1.58%) CCNA
9 147 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 142 (1.18%) CCNP
11 139 (1.15%) MCP
12 132 (1.09%) SC Cleared
13 115 (0.95%) CISSP
14 82 (0.68%) CISM
15 80 (0.66%) MCITP
16 77 (0.64%) CCIE
17 71 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
18 67 (0.56%) PhD
19 63 (0.52%) AWS Certification
20 54 (0.45%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 398 (3.30%) QA
2 236 (1.96%) SLA
3 203 (1.68%) GCP
4 163 (1.35%) GDPR
5 137 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 74 (0.61%) PCI DSS
7 73 (0.61%) Data Quality
8 35 (0.29%) PMO
9 25 (0.21%) HIPAA
10 24 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
11 17 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 15 (0.12%) COBIT
13 7 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.050%) Actionable Recommendations
15 5 (0.041%) Solvency II
16 4 (0.033%) GAMP
16 4 (0.033%) MiFID
17 3 (0.025%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 2 (0.017%) GPG13
18 2 (0.017%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2,077 (17.23%) Active Directory
2 1,359 (11.27%) Docker
3 1,293 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,087 (9.02%) Hyper-V
5 229 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
6 222 (1.84%) vSphere
7 215 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
8 212 (1.76%) XenApp
9 128 (1.06%) XenDesktop
10 89 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
11 85 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
12 75 (0.62%) VMware NSX
13 55 (0.46%) BitLocker
14 45 (0.37%) HDFS
15 39 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
16 36 (0.30%) Terminal Services
17 29 (0.24%) vCloud
18 26 (0.22%) XenServer
19 25 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 22 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,104 (9.16%) Puppet
2 988 (8.20%) Opscode Chef
3 975 (8.09%) Ansible
4 596 (4.94%) Kubernetes
5 538 (4.46%) SCCM
6 416 (3.45%) Terraform
7 280 (2.32%) SCOM
8 242 (2.01%) Kibana
9 211 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
10 196 (1.63%) WSUS
11 149 (1.24%) Nagios
12 142 (1.18%) SCVMM
13 127 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
14 121 (1.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 110 (0.91%) Salt
16 99 (0.82%) Backup Exec
17 90 (0.75%) Packer
18 69 (0.57%) SCOrch
19 67 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
20 64 (0.53%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5,190 (43.05%) Microsoft
2 2,039 (16.91%) VMware
3 1,211 (10.05%) Google
4 784 (6.50%) Citrix
5 769 (6.38%) Cisco
6 735 (6.10%) Oracle
7 313 (2.60%) HP
8 288 (2.39%) Tableau
9 284 (2.36%) Red Hat
10 238 (1.97%) IBM
11 218 (1.81%) Dell
12 209 (1.73%) NetApp
13 194 (1.61%) Sitecore
14 182 (1.51%) Xamarin
15 160 (1.33%) SAP
16 145 (1.20%) Splunk
17 135 (1.12%) Veeam
18 128 (1.06%) Juniper
19 122 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
20 121 (1.00%) EMC