Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 31 75
Rank change year-on-year +15 +44 +105
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 17,189 12,087 7,200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.87% 6.74% 3.89%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.23% 34.82% 29.13%
Number of salaries quoted 14,005 10,292 6,157
UK median annual salary £55,500 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.71% +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 38,864 34,714 24,720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.58% 19.34% 13.34%
Number of salaries quoted 31,039 28,647 20,734
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Azure in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 16 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 15 December 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
England +15 16,101 £57,500 +7.48% 2,514
UK excluding London +16 9,361 £50,000 +5.26% 1,692
London +17 7,387 £67,500 +8.00% 997
South East +15 2,997 £52,500 +5.00% 411
North of England +29 2,297 £50,000 +11.11% 483
Midlands +15 1,418 £50,000 +5.26% 283
North West +31 1,191 £52,500 +5.00% 222
East of England +25 1,040 £52,500 +5.00% 150
West Midlands +18 929 £52,500 +16.67% 189
Yorkshire +36 922 £46,500 +3.33% 187
South West +9 912 £47,500 +5.56% 192
Scotland +13 494 £50,000 +5.26% 100
East Midlands +15 485 £47,500 - 92
Wales +1 212 £45,000 +5.88% 52
North East +8 185 £42,500 +16.44% 74
Northern Ireland +15 59 £47,500 +26.67% 23

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 7,824 (45.52%) Amazon AWS
2 7,100 (41.31%) Microsoft
3 6,686 (38.90%) Agile Software Development
4 5,813 (33.82%) C#
5 5,684 (33.07%) .NET
6 5,048 (29.37%) SQL
7 4,621 (26.88%) SQL Server
8 4,366 (25.40%) Windows
9 4,262 (24.79%) DevOps
10 3,657 (21.28%) JavaScript
11 3,269 (19.02%) Finance
12 3,068 (17.85%) Active Directory
13 2,876 (16.73%) Office 365
14 2,838 (16.51%) MVC
15 2,737 (15.92%) Linux
16 2,634 (15.32%) ASP.NET
17 2,487 (14.47%) AngularJS
18 2,483 (14.45%) Python
19 2,426 (14.11%) HTML
20 2,362 (13.74%) VMware
21 2,261 (13.15%) Docker
22 2,204 (12.82%) CSS
23 2,168 (12.61%) Java
24 2,140 (12.45%) PowerShell
25 2,083 (12.12%) Microservices
26 2,012 (11.71%) Scrum
27 1,969 (11.46%) Degree
28 1,958 (11.39%) Windows Server
29 1,949 (11.34%) Google Cloud Platform
30 1,943 (11.30%) Git (software)

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1,171 (6.81%) SharePoint
2 846 (4.92%) MS Exchange
3 583 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
4 579 (3.37%) IIS
5 478 (2.78%) Apache Spark
6 401 (2.33%) Confluence
7 363 (2.11%) Apache
8 337 (1.96%) Skype for Business
9 320 (1.86%) CMS
10 266 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
11 264 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
12 250 (1.45%) OpenStack
13 222 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
14 199 (1.16%) Tomcat
15 138 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
16 128 (0.74%) nginx
17 111 (0.65%) JBoss
18 104 (0.61%) SAS
19 102 (0.59%) WebLogic
20 86 (0.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 630 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
2 176 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 91 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 83 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 66 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 29 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 25 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.064%) Maya
9 11 (0.064%) SPSS
10 7 (0.041%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.029%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.017%) HipChat
13 2 (0.012%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.012%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.012%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.012%) Stata
14 1 (0.006%) ArchiCAD
14 1 (0.006%) Revit
Business Applications
1 483 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 153 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 60 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
4 45 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 31 (0.18%) Eloqua
5 31 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
6 29 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
7 23 (0.13%) Magento
8 21 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
9 18 (0.10%) NetSuite
10 17 (0.099%) SAP ERP
11 16 (0.093%) Infor M3
11 16 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
12 13 (0.076%) Movex
13 12 (0.070%) Relativity
14 9 (0.052%) Elite 3E
15 8 (0.047%) Concordance
15 8 (0.047%) Shopify
16 7 (0.041%) Orchard Housing
16 7 (0.041%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 7,824 (45.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2,876 (16.73%) Office 365
3 1,949 (11.34%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1,442 (8.39%) PaaS
5 1,335 (7.77%) SaaS
6 1,090 (6.34%) IaaS
7 807 (4.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 712 (4.14%) Cloud Computing
9 494 (2.87%) Serverless
10 428 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 406 (2.36%) GitHub
12 297 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
12 297 (1.73%) Azure Data Factory
13 272 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
14 246 (1.43%) Amazon S3
15 224 (1.30%) OpenShift
16 219 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
17 192 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 167 (0.97%) Azure Functions
19 159 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1,480 (8.61%) Firewall
2 993 (5.78%) DNS
3 590 (3.43%) DHCP
4 569 (3.31%) WAN
5 554 (3.22%) VPN
6 546 (3.18%) SAN
7 522 (3.04%) TCP/IP
8 513 (2.98%) LAN
9 414 (2.41%) Internet
10 358 (2.08%) Network Security
11 345 (2.01%) Skype
12 262 (1.52%) Wireless
13 237 (1.38%) VLAN
14 226 (1.31%) Unified Communications
15 222 (1.29%) HTTP
16 191 (1.11%) VoIP
17 189 (1.10%) MPLS
18 163 (0.95%) SSL
19 116 (0.67%) NetScaler
20 107 (0.62%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,621 (26.88%) SQL Server
2 1,292 (7.52%) NoSQL
3 1,049 (6.10%) Big Data
4 1,002 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 915 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
6 892 (5.19%) Power BI
7 855 (4.97%) MongoDB
8 828 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 745 (4.33%) Azure SQL Database
10 591 (3.44%) Relational Database
11 588 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 582 (3.39%) Hadoop
13 574 (3.34%) MySQL
14 497 (2.89%) SQL Server 2016
15 379 (2.20%) Data Lake
16 339 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
17 332 (1.93%) Cosmos DB
18 327 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
19 312 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
20 244 (1.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,943 (11.30%) Git (software)
2 1,488 (8.66%) Jenkins
3 1,027 (5.97%) Visual Studio
4 928 (5.40%) TeamCity
5 911 (5.30%) JIRA
6 821 (4.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 770 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 687 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 537 (3.12%) Selenium
10 505 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 346 (2.01%) Subversion
12 321 (1.87%) Maven
13 243 (1.41%) NUnit
14 200 (1.16%) Vagrant
15 191 (1.11%) Cucumber
16 175 (1.02%) Bitbucket
17 165 (0.96%) gulp
18 140 (0.81%) Mocha
18 140 (0.81%) SpecFlow
19 136 (0.79%) Gradle
General
1 3,269 (19.02%) Finance
2 835 (4.86%) Retail
3 638 (3.71%) Banking
4 527 (3.07%) Marketing
5 372 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 357 (2.08%) Games
7 305 (1.77%) Law
8 257 (1.50%) Advertising
9 256 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 247 (1.44%) Legal
11 146 (0.85%) Electronics
12 112 (0.65%) Automotive
13 109 (0.63%) Investment Banking
14 95 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 69 (0.40%) Publishing
16 65 (0.38%) Back Office
17 40 (0.23%) Military
18 39 (0.23%) Front Office
19 37 (0.22%) Retail Finance
20 32 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5,401 (31.42%) Developer
2 2,601 (15.13%) .NET Developer
3 2,378 (13.83%) Architect
4 1,674 (9.74%) C# Developer
5 1,423 (8.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,181 (6.87%) C# .NET Developer
7 1,179 (6.86%) Senior Developer
8 1,037 (6.03%) Consultant
9 975 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 871 (5.07%) Solutions Architect
11 813 (4.73%) Cloud Architect
12 735 (4.28%) Software Engineer
13 712 (4.14%) Analyst
14 632 (3.68%) Cloud Engineer
15 579 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
16 578 (3.36%) Software Developer
17 564 (3.28%) Azure Developer
18 536 (3.12%) Azure Architect
19 513 (2.98%) Senior .NET Developer
20 497 (2.89%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,684 (33.07%) .NET
2 2,634 (15.32%) ASP.NET
3 2,487 (14.47%) AngularJS
4 2,426 (14.11%) HTML
5 2,204 (12.82%) CSS
6 1,847 (10.75%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,741 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,629 (9.48%) Web Services
9 1,211 (7.05%) .NET Framework
10 1,203 (7.00%) React
11 1,148 (6.68%) .NET Core
12 984 (5.72%) RESTful
13 931 (5.42%) jQuery
14 913 (5.31%) Node.js
14 913 (5.31%) REST
15 911 (5.30%) HTML5
16 728 (4.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 696 (4.05%) Entity Framework
18 656 (3.82%) WCF
19 565 (3.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,066 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 1,051 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
3 1,041 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 940 (5.47%) Public Cloud
5 829 (4.82%) Fintech
6 608 (3.54%) User Experience
7 557 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
8 556 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 533 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
10 429 (2.50%) Management Information System
11 381 (2.22%) Mobile App
12 355 (2.07%) Private Cloud
13 279 (1.62%) Cloud Native
14 236 (1.37%) Clustering
15 233 (1.36%) Hedge funds
16 186 (1.08%) Replication
17 178 (1.04%) Algorithms
18 162 (0.94%) Data Structures
19 150 (0.87%) N-Tier
20 139 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4,366 (25.40%) Windows
2 2,737 (15.92%) Linux
3 1,958 (11.39%) Windows Server
4 922 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 744 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 661 (3.85%) Windows 10
7 548 (3.19%) Unix
8 361 (2.10%) Windows 7
9 297 (1.73%) Android
10 260 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 243 (1.41%) CentOS
12 238 (1.38%) Apple iOS
13 163 (0.95%) Ubuntu
13 163 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
14 147 (0.86%) Windows 8
15 96 (0.56%) VMS
16 77 (0.45%) Debian
17 61 (0.35%) Mac OS X
18 52 (0.30%) Solaris
19 49 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,686 (38.90%) Agile Software Development
2 4,262 (24.79%) DevOps
3 2,838 (16.51%) MVC
4 2,083 (12.12%) Microservices
5 2,012 (11.71%) Scrum
6 1,853 (10.78%) Software Engineering
7 1,848 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
8 1,844 (10.73%) TDD
9 1,774 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
10 1,431 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
11 1,357 (7.89%) Analytics
12 1,257 (7.31%) Test Automation
13 1,244 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 1,241 (7.22%) Migration
15 1,230 (7.16%) ITIL
16 1,048 (6.10%) Mentoring
17 996 (5.79%) Project Management
18 988 (5.75%) Computer Science
19 963 (5.60%) Presales
20 932 (5.42%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5,813 (33.82%) C#
2 5,048 (29.37%) SQL
3 3,657 (21.28%) JavaScript
4 2,483 (14.45%) Python
5 2,168 (12.61%) Java
6 2,140 (12.45%) PowerShell
7 1,159 (6.74%) T-SQL
8 794 (4.62%) Ruby
9 781 (4.54%) Bash Shell
10 511 (2.97%) TypeScript
11 383 (2.23%) Go
12 367 (2.14%) Perl
13 365 (2.12%) C++
14 349 (2.03%) PHP
15 286 (1.66%) Scala
16 278 (1.62%) C
17 277 (1.61%) R
18 234 (1.36%) Shell Script
19 175 (1.02%) Java 8
20 158 (0.92%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,969 (11.46%) Degree
2 1,052 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 627 (3.65%) MCSE
4 538 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 474 (2.76%) Security Cleared
6 465 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
7 411 (2.39%) MCSA
8 348 (2.02%) CISSP
9 254 (1.48%) SC Cleared
10 214 (1.24%) CCNA
11 197 (1.15%) AWS Certification
11 197 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 188 (1.09%) MCP
13 142 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
14 136 (0.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 133 (0.77%) CCNP
16 120 (0.70%) MCITP
17 115 (0.67%) CISM
18 111 (0.65%) Master's Degree
19 81 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 658 (3.83%) QA
2 378 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 351 (2.04%) SLA
4 307 (1.79%) GDPR
5 128 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 124 (0.72%) PCI DSS
7 76 (0.44%) PMO
8 59 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 27 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 26 (0.15%) COBIT
10 26 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 24 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 16 (0.093%) SAS 70
13 15 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 7 (0.041%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 6 (0.035%) ISO 14001
16 5 (0.029%) PA-DSS
16 5 (0.029%) RMADS
17 4 (0.023%) Government Security Classifications
17 4 (0.023%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3,068 (17.85%) Active Directory
2 2,261 (13.15%) Docker
3 1,528 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,266 (7.37%) Hyper-V
5 384 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
6 279 (1.62%) vSphere
7 256 (1.49%) XenApp
8 240 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
9 194 (1.13%) XenDesktop
10 101 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
11 77 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 74 (0.43%) VMware NSX
13 71 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
14 60 (0.35%) VirtualBox
15 54 (0.31%) XenServer
16 44 (0.26%) Firmware
17 41 (0.24%) Terminal Services
18 37 (0.22%) HDFS
19 35 (0.20%) Xen
20 31 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,713 (9.97%) Ansible
2 1,516 (8.82%) Kubernetes
3 1,414 (8.23%) Puppet
4 1,180 (6.86%) Opscode Chef
5 1,019 (5.93%) Terraform
6 711 (4.14%) SCCM
7 294 (1.71%) Salt
8 263 (1.53%) SCOM
9 208 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
10 206 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
11 196 (1.14%) Nagios
12 185 (1.08%) Packer
13 183 (1.06%) Consul
14 182 (1.06%) Prometheus
15 171 (0.99%) Grafana
16 163 (0.95%) Graphite
17 138 (0.80%) SCVMM
18 137 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
19 126 (0.73%) Kibana
20 106 (0.62%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7,100 (41.31%) Microsoft
2 2,362 (13.74%) VMware
3 1,837 (10.69%) Google
4 945 (5.50%) Cisco
5 926 (5.39%) Citrix
6 826 (4.81%) Oracle
7 461 (2.68%) SAP
8 408 (2.37%) Tableau
9 383 (2.23%) IBM
10 379 (2.20%) Red Hat
11 370 (2.15%) HP
12 310 (1.80%) Xamarin
13 305 (1.77%) NetApp
14 258 (1.50%) Splunk
15 239 (1.39%) Dell
16 230 (1.34%) Veeam
17 205 (1.19%) EMC
18 202 (1.18%) Atlassian
19 200 (1.16%) New Relic
20 184 (1.07%) Sitecore