Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 45 85
Rank change year-on-year +26 +40 +131
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 15,185 9,675 5,877
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 9.58% 5.82% 3.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.28% 33.42% 25.71%
Number of salaries quoted 12,590 8,317 5,019
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%

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 36,787 28,947 22,862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.22% 17.40% 12.23%
Number of salaries quoted 30,053 23,972 19,393
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £54,055 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% - +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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +31 6,677 £65,000 +4.00% 829
South East +15 2,730 £52,500 +10.53% 318
North of England +32 2,251 £47,500 +9.20% 291
Midlands +19 1,375 £47,500 +5.56% 210
East of England +31 1,069 £52,500 +10.53% 141
North West +23 1,031 £50,000 +11.11% 148
Yorkshire +33 1,005 £47,500 +11.76% 98
South West +26 998 £45,000 +4.65% 131
West Midlands +9 790 £50,000 +13.64% 125
East Midlands +34 585 £46,000 -3.16% 84
North East +17 214 £45,000 +28.57% 45
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 6,995 (46.07%) Amazon AWS
2 6,404 (42.17%) Microsoft
3 5,929 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
4 5,200 (34.24%) C#
5 5,141 (33.86%) .NET
6 4,589 (30.22%) SQL
7 4,508 (29.69%) SQL Server
8 4,000 (26.34%) Windows
9 3,767 (24.81%) DevOps
10 3,153 (20.76%) JavaScript
11 2,842 (18.72%) Finance
12 2,789 (18.37%) MVC
13 2,744 (18.07%) Active Directory
14 2,610 (17.19%) Linux
15 2,577 (16.97%) ASP.NET
16 2,441 (16.08%) Office 365
17 2,385 (15.71%) AngularJS
18 2,357 (15.52%) VMware
19 2,231 (14.69%) HTML
20 2,038 (13.42%) PowerShell
21 2,008 (13.22%) CSS
22 2,003 (13.19%) Python
23 1,957 (12.89%) Windows Server
24 1,954 (12.87%) Docker
25 1,931 (12.72%) TDD
26 1,883 (12.40%) Scrum
27 1,875 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
28 1,834 (12.08%) Git (software)
29 1,797 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC
30 1,738 (11.45%) Microservices

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
1 933 (6.14%) SharePoint
2 745 (4.91%) MS Exchange
3 589 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
4 554 (3.65%) IIS
5 365 (2.40%) Apache Spark
6 344 (2.27%) Confluence
7 341 (2.25%) OpenStack
8 303 (2.00%) CMS
9 297 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 297 (1.96%) Skype for Business
10 282 (1.86%) Apache
11 224 (1.48%) Tomcat
12 222 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
13 118 (0.78%) Ethereum
14 117 (0.77%) Umbraco
15 115 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
16 109 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
17 108 (0.71%) JBoss
17 108 (0.71%) WebLogic
18 105 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 500 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 188 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 51 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 45 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 17 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.086%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.053%) Chatbot
9 8 (0.053%) SPSS
10 6 (0.040%) Maya
11 3 (0.020%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.020%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.020%) Moqups
11 3 (0.020%) Stata
12 2 (0.013%) Mathematica
13 1 (0.007%) Abaqus
13 1 (0.007%) HipChat
13 1 (0.007%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 290 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 99 (0.65%) Distributed Ledger
3 85 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 39 (0.26%) Eloqua
5 37 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 28 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 22 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
8 20 (0.13%) Magento
9 18 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
10 17 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
11 16 (0.11%) NetSuite
11 16 (0.11%) Relativity
12 14 (0.092%) SAP Hybris
13 13 (0.086%) Concordance
14 12 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 10 (0.066%) Cognos TM1
15 10 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
16 9 (0.059%) Orchard Housing
17 8 (0.053%) Oracle ERP
18 7 (0.046%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 6,995 (46.07%) Amazon AWS
2 2,441 (16.08%) Office 365
3 1,358 (8.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1,237 (8.15%) PaaS
5 1,135 (7.47%) IaaS
6 1,107 (7.29%) SaaS
7 601 (3.96%) Azure Active Directory
8 592 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
9 378 (2.49%) GitHub
10 362 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 340 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
12 338 (2.23%) Azure Data Factory
12 338 (2.23%) Serverless
13 276 (1.82%) Amazon S3
14 250 (1.65%) IBM Cloud
15 178 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
16 171 (1.13%) OpenShift
17 157 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 153 (1.01%) npm
19 119 (0.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,238 (8.15%) Firewall
2 1,004 (6.61%) DNS
3 596 (3.92%) DHCP
4 583 (3.84%) SAN
5 570 (3.75%) VPN
6 541 (3.56%) WAN
7 477 (3.14%) LAN
8 453 (2.98%) TCP/IP
9 361 (2.38%) Network Security
10 321 (2.11%) Internet
11 289 (1.90%) Skype
12 233 (1.53%) VLAN
13 213 (1.40%) HTTP
14 185 (1.22%) VoIP
15 179 (1.18%) Wireless
16 161 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
16 161 (1.06%) NAS
17 147 (0.97%) Unified Communications
18 140 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
19 139 (0.92%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,508 (29.69%) SQL Server
2 1,282 (8.44%) NoSQL
3 979 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 960 (6.32%) MongoDB
5 889 (5.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 846 (5.57%) Big Data
7 797 (5.25%) Power BI
8 753 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
9 643 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 623 (4.10%) Azure SQL Database
11 622 (4.10%) MySQL
12 558 (3.67%) SQL Server 2016
13 547 (3.60%) Relational Database
14 462 (3.04%) Hadoop
15 427 (2.81%) Data Lake
16 350 (2.30%) Redis
17 342 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
18 303 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
19 279 (1.84%) Cosmos DB
20 267 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,834 (12.08%) Git (software)
2 1,397 (9.20%) Jenkins
3 995 (6.55%) Visual Studio
4 971 (6.39%) TeamCity
5 856 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 780 (5.14%) JIRA
7 727 (4.79%) Octopus Deploy
8 544 (3.58%) Visual Studio Team System
9 532 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 443 (2.92%) Selenium
11 317 (2.09%) Subversion
12 270 (1.78%) Maven
13 250 (1.65%) NUnit
14 231 (1.52%) Vagrant
15 201 (1.32%) Bitbucket
16 182 (1.20%) gulp
17 175 (1.15%) Mocha
18 147 (0.97%) Cucumber
19 136 (0.90%) MSBuild
20 132 (0.87%) SpecFlow
General
1 2,842 (18.72%) Finance
2 803 (5.29%) Retail
3 541 (3.56%) Marketing
4 536 (3.53%) Banking
5 453 (2.98%) Advertising
6 326 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 317 (2.09%) Games
8 232 (1.53%) Law
9 216 (1.42%) Legal
10 200 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 112 (0.74%) Electronics
12 102 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 99 (0.65%) Automotive
14 75 (0.49%) Publishing
15 74 (0.49%) Investment Banking
16 70 (0.46%) Back Office
17 53 (0.35%) Front Office
18 52 (0.34%) German Language
19 39 (0.26%) Italian Language
20 36 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4,868 (32.06%) Developer
2 2,355 (15.51%) .NET Developer
3 1,918 (12.63%) Architect
4 1,447 (9.53%) C# Developer
5 1,282 (8.44%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,050 (6.91%) Consultant
7 1,035 (6.82%) Senior Developer
8 1,002 (6.60%) C# .NET Developer
9 950 (6.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 659 (4.34%) Cloud Architect
11 656 (4.32%) Analyst
12 649 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
13 643 (4.23%) Software Engineer
14 596 (3.92%) Software Developer
15 591 (3.89%) Cloud Engineer
16 576 (3.79%) Azure Engineer
17 500 (3.29%) Support Engineer
18 480 (3.16%) Senior .NET Developer
19 463 (3.05%) Azure Developer
20 403 (2.65%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,141 (33.86%) .NET
2 2,577 (16.97%) ASP.NET
3 2,385 (15.71%) AngularJS
4 2,231 (14.69%) HTML
5 2,008 (13.22%) CSS
6 1,797 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,688 (11.12%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1,606 (10.58%) Web Services
9 1,244 (8.19%) .NET Framework
10 946 (6.23%) jQuery
11 930 (6.12%) React
12 921 (6.07%) RESTful
13 888 (5.85%) HTML5
14 879 (5.79%) REST
15 806 (5.31%) Node.js
16 795 (5.24%) .NET Core
17 756 (4.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 748 (4.93%) Entity Framework
19 692 (4.56%) WCF
20 535 (3.52%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 929 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 875 (5.76%) Data Centre
3 818 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
4 797 (5.25%) Public Cloud
5 784 (5.16%) Computer Science
6 630 (4.15%) Fintech
7 548 (3.61%) User Experience
8 488 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
9 454 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
10 379 (2.50%) Private Cloud
11 354 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
12 351 (2.31%) Mobile App
13 309 (2.03%) Management Information System
14 231 (1.52%) Clustering
15 216 (1.42%) Replication
16 173 (1.14%) Cloud Native
17 171 (1.13%) PKI
18 130 (0.86%) Algorithms
19 125 (0.82%) Driving Licence
20 119 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4,000 (26.34%) Windows
2 2,610 (17.19%) Linux
3 1,957 (12.89%) Windows Server
4 867 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 723 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 528 (3.48%) Windows 10
7 482 (3.17%) Unix
8 291 (1.92%) Windows 7
9 241 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 210 (1.38%) Android
11 203 (1.34%) CentOS
12 170 (1.12%) Ubuntu
13 143 (0.94%) Apple iOS
14 127 (0.84%) VMS
15 117 (0.77%) Windows 8
16 90 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
17 71 (0.47%) Mac OS
18 65 (0.43%) Mac OS X
19 51 (0.34%) Solaris
20 47 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,929 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
2 3,767 (24.81%) DevOps
3 2,789 (18.37%) MVC
4 1,931 (12.72%) TDD
5 1,883 (12.40%) Scrum
6 1,875 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
7 1,738 (11.45%) Microservices
8 1,584 (10.43%) Software Engineering
9 1,512 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
10 1,452 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
11 1,235 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 1,189 (7.83%) ITIL
13 1,176 (7.74%) Analytics
14 1,170 (7.70%) Test Automation
15 1,086 (7.15%) Migration
16 930 (6.12%) BDD
17 925 (6.09%) Configuration Management
18 819 (5.39%) SDLC
19 818 (5.39%) Mentoring
20 801 (5.27%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5,200 (34.24%) C#
2 4,589 (30.22%) SQL
3 3,153 (20.76%) JavaScript
4 2,038 (13.42%) PowerShell
5 2,003 (13.19%) Python
6 1,726 (11.37%) Java
7 1,032 (6.80%) T-SQL
8 803 (5.29%) Ruby
9 640 (4.21%) Bash Shell
10 384 (2.53%) PHP
11 350 (2.30%) Perl
12 339 (2.23%) TypeScript
13 320 (2.11%) Go
14 311 (2.05%) C++
15 235 (1.55%) VB.NET
16 215 (1.42%) Scala
17 205 (1.35%) Shell Script
18 190 (1.25%) C
19 180 (1.19%) Java 8
20 165 (1.09%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,494 (9.84%) Degree
2 944 (6.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 560 (3.69%) MCSE
4 437 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 416 (2.74%) Security Cleared
6 346 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
7 323 (2.13%) MCSA
8 234 (1.54%) SC Cleared
9 220 (1.45%) CCNA
10 196 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 181 (1.19%) CISSP
12 151 (0.99%) MCP
13 149 (0.98%) CCNP
14 142 (0.94%) MCITP
15 129 (0.85%) AWS Certification
16 103 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
17 92 (0.61%) CCIE
18 82 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
19 80 (0.53%) CISM
20 78 (0.51%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 642 (4.23%) QA
2 467 (3.08%) GCP
3 295 (1.94%) SLA
4 294 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 175 (1.15%) GDPR
6 91 (0.60%) Data Quality
7 81 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 47 (0.31%) COBIT
9 39 (0.26%) PMO
10 31 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 28 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
12 23 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 17 (0.11%) HIPAA
14 12 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 12 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 7 (0.046%) ISO 14001
16 4 (0.026%) Government Security Classifications
16 4 (0.026%) RMADS
16 4 (0.026%) SAS 70
16 4 (0.026%) WCAG
System Software
1 2,744 (18.07%) Active Directory
2 1,954 (12.87%) Docker
3 1,433 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,217 (8.01%) Hyper-V
5 441 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
6 320 (2.11%) vSphere
7 267 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
8 242 (1.59%) XenApp
9 178 (1.17%) XenDesktop
10 155 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
11 97 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
12 93 (0.61%) VMware NSX
13 82 (0.54%) VirtualBox
14 78 (0.51%) XenServer
15 75 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
16 62 (0.41%) Xen
17 60 (0.40%) HDFS
18 48 (0.32%) KVM
19 41 (0.27%) Terminal Services
20 39 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,516 (9.98%) Ansible
2 1,318 (8.68%) Puppet
3 1,226 (8.07%) Opscode Chef
4 1,200 (7.90%) Kubernetes
5 901 (5.93%) Terraform
6 614 (4.04%) SCCM
7 251 (1.65%) Salt
8 248 (1.63%) SCOM
9 244 (1.61%) Docker Swarm
10 217 (1.43%) Nagios
11 183 (1.21%) Kibana
12 162 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
13 150 (0.99%) Packer
14 129 (0.85%) SCVMM
15 116 (0.76%) Consul
16 114 (0.75%) vRealize
17 113 (0.74%) vCenter Server
18 103 (0.68%) Graphite
19 100 (0.66%) WSUS
20 98 (0.65%) Grafana
Vendors
1 6,404 (42.17%) Microsoft
2 2,357 (15.52%) VMware
3 1,607 (10.58%) Google
4 994 (6.55%) Cisco
5 912 (6.01%) Citrix
6 799 (5.26%) Oracle
7 397 (2.61%) HP
8 380 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 346 (2.28%) IBM
10 343 (2.26%) Xamarin
11 326 (2.15%) Splunk
12 296 (1.95%) Tableau
13 238 (1.57%) SAP
14 236 (1.55%) NetApp
15 222 (1.46%) Dell
16 216 (1.42%) Veeam
17 207 (1.36%) New Relic
18 193 (1.27%) F5
19 185 (1.22%) EMC
20 173 (1.14%) SolarWinds