Period
to 22 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 25 52
Rank change year-on-year +11 +27 +59
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 9,983 8,452 5,003
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 12.16% 8.56% 5.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.01% 40.50% 36.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8,087 7,095 4,359
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 21,236 20,868 13,806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.87% 21.13% 14.17%
Number of salaries quoted 16,846 17,031 11,657
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the UK excluding London

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Azure in the UK excluding London

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in the UK excluding London

Microsoft Azure
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 May 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
South East +8 3,084 £52,500 +5.00% 298
North of England +10 2,430 £50,000 +5.26% 291
Midlands +8 1,597 £50,000 +5.26% 204
North West +17 1,205 £52,500 +5.00% 170
West Midlands +12 1,117 £52,478 +4.96% 131
Yorkshire +6 1,029 £47,000 +2.17% 97
South West +5 1,027 £45,000 - 83
East of England +9 939 £50,000 -4.76% 104
Scotland +8 619 £45,500 +1.11% 49
East Midlands +2 476 £45,000 -5.26% 72
Wales +18 227 £43,250 +1.76% 12
North East +6 196 £42,000 -6.67% 24
Northern Ireland +12 108 £50,000 +37.93% 7
South Coast - 2 £90,000 -
Channel Islands -8 1 £60,000 - 3
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 4,357 (43.64%) Microsoft
2 4,020 (40.27%) Amazon AWS
3 3,547 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
4 3,357 (33.63%) C#
5 3,245 (32.51%) .NET
6 2,816 (28.21%) SQL
7 2,700 (27.05%) Windows
8 2,359 (23.63%) SQL Server
9 2,346 (23.50%) DevOps
10 2,134 (21.38%) JavaScript
11 1,995 (19.98%) Active Directory
12 1,958 (19.61%) Office 365
13 1,731 (17.34%) MVC
14 1,728 (17.31%) VMware
15 1,601 (16.04%) ASP.NET
16 1,516 (15.19%) Linux
17 1,390 (13.92%) Windows Server
18 1,305 (13.07%) Finance
19 1,291 (12.93%) PowerShell
20 1,262 (12.64%) HTML
21 1,217 (12.19%) AngularJS
22 1,151 (11.53%) CSS
23 1,126 (11.28%) Docker
24 1,111 (11.13%) Python
25 1,106 (11.08%) Software Engineering
25 1,106 (11.08%) VMware Infrastructure
26 1,104 (11.06%) Git (software)
27 1,101 (11.03%) Scrum
28 1,043 (10.45%) Degree
29 1,038 (10.40%) Problem-Solving

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 624 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 447 (4.48%) IIS
3 426 (4.27%) MS Exchange
4 254 (2.54%) Skype for Business
5 197 (1.97%) Confluence
6 161 (1.61%) Apache
7 157 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
8 154 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
9 129 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 122 (1.22%) Apache Spark
11 116 (1.16%) CMS
12 111 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
13 95 (0.95%) Tomcat
14 91 (0.91%) OpenStack
15 83 (0.83%) nginx
16 74 (0.74%) SAS
17 66 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
18 56 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
19 54 (0.54%) Umbraco
20 46 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 367 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
4 32 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 14 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.070%) HipChat
9 4 (0.040%) Adobe XD
9 4 (0.040%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.040%) Sketch
10 3 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.030%) ArchiCAD
10 3 (0.030%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.030%) InDesign
10 3 (0.030%) MicroStation
10 3 (0.030%) Moqups
10 3 (0.030%) Revit
10 3 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 212 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 20 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 17 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
6 15 (0.15%) Magento
7 13 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 8 (0.080%) nopCommerce
8 8 (0.080%) SAP GRC
9 7 (0.070%) SAP CO
9 7 (0.070%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.070%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (0.070%) SAP IS-U
10 6 (0.060%) Distributed Ledger
10 6 (0.060%) Maximo
10 6 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.050%) SAP Hybris
12 4 (0.040%) Fredhopper
12 4 (0.040%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 4,020 (40.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1,958 (19.61%) Office 365
3 1,023 (10.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 869 (8.70%) SaaS
5 718 (7.19%) PaaS
6 711 (7.12%) IaaS
7 525 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 440 (4.41%) Power Platform
9 372 (3.73%) Cloud Computing
10 294 (2.95%) Serverless
11 188 (1.88%) GitHub
12 181 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
13 168 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
14 133 (1.33%) Azure Stack
15 113 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
15 113 (1.13%) IBM Cloud
16 112 (1.12%) Azure Functions
17 108 (1.08%) OneDrive
18 93 (0.93%) Amazon S3
19 81 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 988 (9.90%) Firewall
2 804 (8.05%) DNS
3 601 (6.02%) DHCP
4 443 (4.44%) WAN
5 426 (4.27%) TCP/IP
6 405 (4.06%) LAN
7 378 (3.79%) VPN
8 299 (3.00%) SAN
9 297 (2.98%) Skype
10 239 (2.39%) VLAN
11 236 (2.36%) Internet
11 236 (2.36%) Network Security
12 222 (2.22%) Wireless
13 187 (1.87%) MPLS
14 160 (1.60%) VoIP
15 138 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
16 134 (1.34%) HTTP
17 100 (1.00%) Unified Communications
18 98 (0.98%) Broadband
19 83 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,359 (23.63%) SQL Server
2 534 (5.35%) NoSQL
3 524 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 448 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 409 (4.10%) Power BI
6 404 (4.05%) Azure SQL Database
7 401 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
8 352 (3.53%) Relational Database
9 346 (3.47%) MongoDB
10 328 (3.29%) MySQL
11 316 (3.17%) Big Data
12 270 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 180 (1.80%) Hadoop
14 176 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
15 154 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
16 144 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
17 143 (1.43%) Data Lake
18 137 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
19 130 (1.30%) Redis
20 121 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1,104 (11.06%) Git (software)
2 767 (7.68%) Jenkins
3 645 (6.46%) Visual Studio
4 444 (4.45%) JIRA
5 425 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 334 (3.35%) Visual Studio Team System
7 325 (3.26%) TeamCity
8 303 (3.04%) Octopus Deploy
9 264 (2.64%) Selenium
10 243 (2.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 146 (1.46%) NUnit
12 131 (1.31%) GitLab
13 126 (1.26%) Subversion
14 124 (1.24%) Maven
15 107 (1.07%) Bitbucket
16 98 (0.98%) SpecFlow
17 96 (0.96%) Cucumber
18 76 (0.76%) gulp
19 70 (0.70%) webpack
20 69 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,305 (13.07%) Finance
2 451 (4.52%) Retail
3 235 (2.35%) Marketing
4 203 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 170 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 157 (1.57%) Banking
7 119 (1.19%) Games
8 89 (0.89%) Legal
9 72 (0.72%) Automotive
10 66 (0.66%) Law
11 65 (0.65%) Advertising
12 61 (0.61%) Electronics
13 47 (0.47%) Local Government
14 45 (0.45%) Publishing
15 42 (0.42%) Back Office
16 33 (0.33%) Aerospace
17 24 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 18 (0.18%) Retail Banking
19 15 (0.15%) Financial Institution
20 13 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3,106 (31.11%) Developer
2 1,454 (14.56%) .NET Developer
3 1,092 (10.94%) Architect
4 861 (8.62%) C# Developer
5 744 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 718 (7.19%) Senior Developer
7 684 (6.85%) Software Developer
8 627 (6.28%) C# .NET Developer
9 624 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
10 536 (5.37%) Software Engineer
11 528 (5.29%) Consultant
12 499 (5.00%) Analyst
13 444 (4.45%) Cloud Engineer
14 422 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
15 366 (3.67%) Azure Engineer
16 341 (3.42%) Senior .NET Developer
17 313 (3.14%) Cloud Architect
18 290 (2.90%) Support Engineer
19 259 (2.59%) .NET Software Developer
20 255 (2.55%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,245 (32.51%) .NET
2 1,601 (16.04%) ASP.NET
3 1,262 (12.64%) HTML
4 1,217 (12.19%) AngularJS
5 1,151 (11.53%) CSS
6 958 (9.60%) ASP.NET MVC
7 877 (8.78%) Web Services
8 790 (7.91%) ASP.NET Web API
9 765 (7.66%) .NET Framework
10 748 (7.49%) .NET Core
11 595 (5.96%) React
12 575 (5.76%) Node.js
13 535 (5.36%) RESTful
14 501 (5.02%) jQuery
15 468 (4.69%) REST
16 438 (4.39%) Entity Framework
17 413 (4.14%) HTML5
18 357 (3.58%) JSON
19 339 (3.40%) WCF
20 312 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 595 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
2 576 (5.77%) Public Cloud
3 555 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 503 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
5 366 (3.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 359 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
7 311 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
8 293 (2.93%) User Experience
9 254 (2.54%) Fintech
10 230 (2.30%) Management Information System
11 214 (2.14%) Mobile App
12 170 (1.70%) Private Cloud
13 138 (1.38%) Replication
14 130 (1.30%) Clustering
15 100 (1.00%) Cloud Native
16 97 (0.97%) Algorithms
17 95 (0.95%) Driving Licence
18 88 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
19 82 (0.82%) PKI
20 77 (0.77%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2,700 (27.05%) Windows
2 1,516 (15.19%) Linux
3 1,390 (13.92%) Windows Server
4 565 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 431 (4.32%) Windows 10
6 375 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 322 (3.23%) Unix
8 225 (2.25%) Windows 7
9 188 (1.88%) CentOS
10 173 (1.73%) Android
11 140 (1.40%) Apple iOS
12 122 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 100 (1.00%) Ubuntu
14 96 (0.96%) Windows 8
15 71 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 64 (0.64%) Mac OS
17 48 (0.48%) Debian
18 43 (0.43%) Solaris
19 38 (0.38%) DC/OS
20 37 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,547 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2,346 (23.50%) DevOps
3 1,731 (17.34%) MVC
4 1,106 (11.08%) Software Engineering
5 1,101 (11.03%) Scrum
6 1,038 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
7 989 (9.91%) ITIL
8 988 (9.90%) TDD
9 959 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
10 937 (9.39%) Microservices
11 909 (9.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 812 (8.13%) Test Automation
13 795 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
14 719 (7.20%) Mentoring
15 664 (6.65%) Migration
16 660 (6.61%) SDLC
17 619 (6.20%) Project Management
18 588 (5.89%) Computer Science
19 533 (5.34%) Presales
20 532 (5.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3,357 (33.63%) C#
2 2,816 (28.21%) SQL
3 2,134 (21.38%) JavaScript
4 1,291 (12.93%) PowerShell
5 1,111 (11.13%) Python
6 1,023 (10.25%) Java
7 488 (4.89%) T-SQL
8 461 (4.62%) Bash Shell
9 432 (4.33%) TypeScript
10 358 (3.59%) Ruby
11 296 (2.97%) PHP
12 218 (2.18%) C++
13 146 (1.46%) Perl
14 139 (1.39%) C
15 114 (1.14%) Go
16 113 (1.13%) VB.NET
17 105 (1.05%) ES6
18 101 (1.01%) Scala
19 89 (0.89%) R
20 82 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,043 (10.45%) Degree
2 767 (7.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 426 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
4 407 (4.08%) MCSE
5 338 (3.39%) MCSA
6 330 (3.31%) Security Cleared
7 253 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 211 (2.11%) CCNA
9 171 (1.71%) SC Cleared
10 166 (1.66%) CISSP
11 162 (1.62%) CCNP
12 138 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 119 (1.19%) MCITP
14 116 (1.16%) MCP
15 106 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
16 79 (0.79%) CISM
17 68 (0.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 64 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
19 63 (0.63%) ISTQB
20 59 (0.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 312 (3.13%) QA
2 281 (2.81%) SLA
3 235 (2.35%) GDPR
4 220 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 93 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 40 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 34 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 32 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 32 (0.32%) PMO
9 25 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 24 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 20 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 15 (0.15%) COBIT
13 11 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 8 (0.080%) ISO 22301
15 7 (0.070%) ISAE 3402
15 7 (0.070%) ISO 31000
16 6 (0.060%) COSO
16 6 (0.060%) RMADS
17 5 (0.050%) HL7
System Software
1 1,995 (19.98%) Active Directory
2 1,126 (11.28%) Docker
3 1,106 (11.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,024 (10.26%) Hyper-V
5 236 (2.36%) XenApp
6 219 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
7 181 (1.81%) vSphere
8 180 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
9 141 (1.41%) XenDesktop
10 74 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
11 52 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
12 49 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 49 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
13 47 (0.47%) VMware NSX
14 45 (0.45%) VirtualBox
15 40 (0.40%) Firmware
16 24 (0.24%) BitLocker
17 23 (0.23%) Xen
18 19 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 19 (0.19%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 773 (7.74%) Kubernetes
2 731 (7.32%) Ansible
3 641 (6.42%) Puppet
4 577 (5.78%) Terraform
5 533 (5.34%) SCCM
6 421 (4.22%) Opscode Chef
7 219 (2.19%) SCOM
8 216 (2.16%) Microsoft Intune
9 109 (1.09%) SCVMM
10 106 (1.06%) WSUS
11 105 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
12 97 (0.97%) Nagios
13 79 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
14 77 (0.77%) SCOrch
15 75 (0.75%) Packer
16 69 (0.69%) vCenter Server
17 66 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 59 (0.59%) Consul
19 55 (0.55%) vRealize
20 52 (0.52%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4,357 (43.64%) Microsoft
2 1,728 (17.31%) VMware
3 877 (8.78%) Google
4 856 (8.57%) Cisco
5 645 (6.46%) Citrix
6 517 (5.18%) Oracle
7 241 (2.41%) IBM
8 219 (2.19%) NetApp
9 212 (2.12%) HP
10 211 (2.11%) Veeam
11 186 (1.86%) SAP
12 183 (1.83%) Xamarin
13 157 (1.57%) Splunk
14 155 (1.55%) Red Hat
15 154 (1.54%) Dell
16 129 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
17 128 (1.28%) Juniper
18 127 (1.27%) CheckPoint
19 117 (1.17%) Tableau
20 109 (1.09%) Atlassian