Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 69 164
Rank change year-on-year +40 +95 +95
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 12,314 7,210 4,365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.11% 4.07% 2.09%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.72% 30.11% 21.06%
Number of salaries quoted 10,426 6,210 3,806
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 34,476 23,942 20,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.91% 13.52% 9.94%
Number of salaries quoted 28,551 20,077 17,439
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,375 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +40 11,468 £52,500 - 1,732
UK excluding London +39 6,754 £47,500 - 1,081
London +45 5,199 £62,500 +4.17% 739
South East +21 2,159 £50,000 - 290
North of England +38 1,461 £45,000 - 268
Midlands +38 1,107 £47,500 +5.56% 183
South West +66 784 £45,000 +0.76% 119
North West +30 779 £50,000 +11.11% 145
East of England +35 724 £50,000 +5.26% 127
West Midlands +34 672 £47,500 +5.56% 101
Yorkshire +52 538 £45,000 -5.26% 96
East Midlands +56 435 £47,500 +6.74% 80
Scotland +26 369 £45,000 +5.88% 57
Wales +36 157 £40,000 - 25
North East +37 147 £36,750 -8.13% 27
Northern Ireland +6 34 £40,000 +28.00% 13

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 5,361 (43.54%) Microsoft
2 5,329 (43.28%) Amazon AWS
3 4,290 (34.84%) Agile Software Development
4 4,169 (33.86%) C#
5 4,148 (33.69%) .NET
6 3,906 (31.72%) SQL Server
7 3,683 (29.91%) SQL
8 3,352 (27.22%) Windows
9 2,719 (22.08%) JavaScript
10 2,557 (20.76%) DevOps
11 2,460 (19.98%) MVC
12 2,378 (19.31%) Office 365
13 2,373 (19.27%) ASP.NET
14 2,152 (17.48%) Active Directory
15 2,146 (17.43%) VMware
16 2,117 (17.19%) Finance
17 2,092 (16.99%) HTML
18 1,903 (15.45%) CSS
19 1,870 (15.19%) Windows Server
20 1,852 (15.04%) AngularJS
21 1,790 (14.54%) Linux
22 1,602 (13.01%) PowerShell
23 1,534 (12.46%) ASP.NET MVC
24 1,517 (12.32%) TDD
25 1,453 (11.80%) Python
26 1,426 (11.58%) Scrum
27 1,337 (10.86%) Web Services
27 1,337 (10.86%) Java
28 1,336 (10.85%) Docker
29 1,330 (10.80%) ASP.NET Web API

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
1 930 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 650 (5.28%) MS Exchange
3 537 (4.36%) IIS
4 487 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
5 362 (2.94%) Skype for Business
6 330 (2.68%) OpenStack
7 290 (2.36%) Apache Spark
8 286 (2.32%) CMS
9 249 (2.02%) Apache
10 240 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
11 230 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
12 219 (1.78%) Umbraco
13 204 (1.66%) Tomcat
14 197 (1.60%) Confluence
15 172 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
16 131 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
17 119 (0.97%) JBoss
18 99 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
18 99 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
19 94 (0.76%) nginx
Applications
1 542 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
2 87 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
4 46 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.15%) InfoPath
5 19 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.11%) SPSS
8 12 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.065%) Chatbot
10 5 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.041%) InVision
10 5 (0.041%) Mathematica
10 5 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.016%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.016%) Stata
12 1 (0.008%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.008%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.008%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.008%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 281 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 105 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 27 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
5 21 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 12 (0.097%) Payment Gateway
8 8 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
8 8 (0.065%) Workday HCM
9 7 (0.057%) Eloqua
9 7 (0.057%) Summit
10 6 (0.049%) Oracle ERP
10 6 (0.049%) R3 Corda
11 5 (0.041%) Finacle
11 5 (0.041%) Markit EDM
11 5 (0.041%) OpenText MBPM
12 4 (0.032%) BusinessWorks
12 4 (0.032%) nopCommerce
13 3 (0.024%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 3 (0.024%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5,329 (43.28%) Amazon AWS
2 2,378 (19.31%) Office 365
3 1,058 (8.59%) IaaS
4 1,038 (8.43%) PaaS
5 829 (6.73%) SaaS
6 716 (5.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 512 (4.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 483 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
9 289 (2.35%) GitHub
10 236 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
11 199 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
12 183 (1.49%) Serverless
13 148 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
14 138 (1.12%) OneDrive
15 131 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
16 103 (0.84%) Amazon S3
17 98 (0.80%) Azure Machine Learning
18 91 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
18 91 (0.74%) npm
19 90 (0.73%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1,081 (8.78%) Firewall
2 731 (5.94%) DNS
3 566 (4.60%) WAN
4 535 (4.34%) VPN
5 477 (3.87%) DHCP
6 456 (3.70%) SAN
7 452 (3.67%) LAN
8 347 (2.82%) TCP/IP
9 336 (2.73%) Skype
10 285 (2.31%) Internet
11 279 (2.27%) Network Security
12 178 (1.45%) VoIP
13 173 (1.40%) VLAN
14 164 (1.33%) SSL
15 141 (1.15%) HTTP
16 128 (1.04%) NAS
17 123 (1.00%) NetScaler
18 119 (0.97%) MPLS
18 119 (0.97%) Wireless
19 106 (0.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,906 (31.72%) SQL Server
2 989 (8.03%) MongoDB
3 901 (7.32%) NoSQL
4 816 (6.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 719 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 702 (5.70%) Big Data
7 607 (4.93%) Power BI
8 581 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
9 541 (4.39%) MySQL
10 539 (4.38%) SQL Server 2016
11 500 (4.06%) Azure SQL Database
12 484 (3.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 401 (3.26%) Hadoop
14 362 (2.94%) Relational Database
15 333 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
16 250 (2.03%) Redis
17 246 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
18 239 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
19 238 (1.93%) Data Lake
20 235 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,182 (9.60%) Git (software)
2 1,022 (8.30%) Jenkins
3 774 (6.29%) Visual Studio
4 694 (5.64%) TeamCity
5 629 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 484 (3.93%) JIRA
7 435 (3.53%) Octopus Deploy
8 377 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 271 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
10 268 (2.18%) Selenium
11 226 (1.84%) Subversion
12 215 (1.75%) Maven
13 201 (1.63%) Bitbucket
14 178 (1.45%) NUnit
15 125 (1.02%) Hudson
16 107 (0.87%) gulp
17 96 (0.78%) Vagrant
18 94 (0.76%) Cucumber
19 93 (0.76%) SpecFlow
20 83 (0.67%) Jasmine
General
1 2,117 (17.19%) Finance
2 591 (4.80%) Retail
3 418 (3.39%) Banking
4 377 (3.06%) Marketing
5 339 (2.75%) Advertising
6 222 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 205 (1.66%) Games
8 201 (1.63%) Law
9 180 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 179 (1.45%) Legal
11 105 (0.85%) Electronics
12 97 (0.79%) Publishing
13 91 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 55 (0.45%) Billing
15 51 (0.41%) Investment Banking
16 48 (0.39%) Automotive
17 45 (0.37%) Back Office
18 43 (0.35%) Retail Banking
19 33 (0.27%) Local Government
20 17 (0.14%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 4,001 (32.49%) Developer
2 2,003 (16.27%) .NET Developer
3 1,512 (12.28%) Architect
4 1,212 (9.84%) C# Developer
5 901 (7.32%) Consultant
6 879 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 836 (6.79%) DevOps Engineer
8 807 (6.55%) Senior Developer
9 673 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 546 (4.43%) Analyst
11 537 (4.36%) Software Developer
12 518 (4.21%) Cloud Engineer
13 504 (4.09%) Cloud Architect
14 476 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
15 429 (3.48%) Support Engineer
16 418 (3.39%) ASP.NET Developer
16 418 (3.39%) Azure Engineer
17 409 (3.32%) Senior .NET Developer
18 387 (3.14%) Software Engineer
19 369 (3.00%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,148 (33.69%) .NET
2 2,373 (19.27%) ASP.NET
3 2,092 (16.99%) HTML
4 1,903 (15.45%) CSS
5 1,852 (15.04%) AngularJS
6 1,534 (12.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,337 (10.86%) Web Services
8 1,330 (10.80%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,136 (9.23%) .NET Framework
10 938 (7.62%) HTML5
11 896 (7.28%) jQuery
12 844 (6.85%) RESTful
13 798 (6.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 782 (6.35%) Node.js
15 675 (5.48%) Entity Framework
16 672 (5.46%) REST
17 636 (5.16%) React
18 613 (4.98%) CSS3
19 592 (4.81%) WCF
20 383 (3.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 827 (6.72%) Data Centre
2 707 (5.74%) Computer Science
3 632 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 608 (4.94%) Public Cloud
5 536 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
6 493 (4.00%) Fintech
7 445 (3.61%) User Experience
8 365 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
9 275 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
10 266 (2.16%) Management Information System
11 218 (1.77%) Private Cloud
12 200 (1.62%) Mobile App
13 199 (1.62%) Clustering
14 163 (1.32%) Replication
15 117 (0.95%) Algorithms
16 98 (0.80%) Virtual Team
17 91 (0.74%) PKI
18 87 (0.71%) Driving Licence
19 81 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
20 68 (0.55%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 3,352 (27.22%) Windows
2 1,870 (15.19%) Windows Server
3 1,790 (14.54%) Linux
4 889 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 627 (5.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 432 (3.51%) Windows 10
7 363 (2.95%) Unix
8 351 (2.85%) Windows 7
9 270 (2.19%) Android
10 251 (2.04%) Apple iOS
11 217 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 199 (1.62%) CentOS
13 183 (1.49%) Windows 8
14 174 (1.41%) Ubuntu
15 114 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
16 59 (0.48%) Mac OS X
17 58 (0.47%) VMS
18 48 (0.39%) Solaris
19 44 (0.36%) Mac OS
20 39 (0.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,290 (34.84%) Agile Software Development
2 2,557 (20.76%) DevOps
3 2,460 (19.98%) MVC
4 1,517 (12.32%) TDD
5 1,426 (11.58%) Scrum
6 1,283 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
7 1,214 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
8 1,148 (9.32%) ITIL
9 1,035 (8.41%) Software Engineering
10 1,014 (8.23%) Microservices
11 1,012 (8.22%) Migration
12 975 (7.92%) Analytics
13 833 (6.76%) Test Automation
14 824 (6.69%) Presales
15 689 (5.60%) SDLC
16 675 (5.48%) Project Management
17 620 (5.03%) Web Development
18 602 (4.89%) Mentoring
19 594 (4.82%) Configuration Management
20 581 (4.72%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4,169 (33.86%) C#
2 3,683 (29.91%) SQL
3 2,719 (22.08%) JavaScript
4 1,602 (13.01%) PowerShell
5 1,453 (11.80%) Python
6 1,337 (10.86%) Java
7 773 (6.28%) Ruby
8 697 (5.66%) T-SQL
9 569 (4.62%) Bash Shell
10 366 (2.97%) Perl
11 282 (2.29%) PHP
12 236 (1.92%) VB.NET
13 235 (1.91%) F#
14 225 (1.83%) TypeScript
15 199 (1.62%) R
16 188 (1.53%) C++
17 179 (1.45%) Scala
18 166 (1.35%) Shell Script
19 143 (1.16%) C
20 139 (1.13%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,115 (9.05%) Degree
2 912 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 590 (4.79%) MCSE
4 337 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
5 289 (2.35%) MCSA
6 280 (2.27%) Security Cleared
7 275 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 201 (1.63%) CCNA
9 157 (1.27%) CCNP
10 154 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 138 (1.12%) MCP
12 135 (1.10%) SC Cleared
13 115 (0.93%) CISSP
14 79 (0.64%) CISM
15 69 (0.56%) MCSD
16 66 (0.54%) MCITP
17 63 (0.51%) AWS Certification
17 63 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
17 63 (0.51%) PhD
18 59 (0.48%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 443 (3.60%) QA
2 232 (1.88%) SLA
3 169 (1.37%) GCP
4 132 (1.07%) GDPR
5 126 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 83 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 66 (0.54%) Data Quality
8 33 (0.27%) PMO
9 26 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
10 19 (0.15%) COBIT
11 13 (0.11%) HIPAA
11 13 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.049%) Actionable Recommendations
13 6 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.041%) Disclosure Scotland
15 4 (0.032%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 3 (0.024%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 3 (0.024%) Solvency II
17 2 (0.016%) MiFID
System Software
1 2,152 (17.48%) Active Directory
2 1,336 (10.85%) Docker
3 1,300 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,152 (9.36%) Hyper-V
5 282 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
6 236 (1.92%) vSphere
7 226 (1.84%) XenApp
8 185 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
9 155 (1.26%) XenDesktop
10 106 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
11 82 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
12 69 (0.56%) VMware NSX
13 53 (0.43%) Terminal Services
14 50 (0.41%) BitLocker
15 45 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
16 37 (0.30%) HDFS
17 31 (0.25%) vCloud
18 29 (0.24%) XenServer
19 27 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 23 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,163 (9.44%) Puppet
2 1,041 (8.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1,000 (8.12%) Ansible
4 609 (4.95%) SCCM
5 549 (4.46%) Kubernetes
6 386 (3.13%) Terraform
7 325 (2.64%) SCOM
8 228 (1.85%) Kibana
9 217 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
10 188 (1.53%) WSUS
11 144 (1.17%) Nagios
12 117 (0.95%) SCVMM
13 112 (0.91%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 111 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
14 111 (0.90%) Salt
15 96 (0.78%) Backup Exec
16 94 (0.76%) Packer
17 75 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 75 (0.61%) SCOrch
18 74 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5,361 (43.54%) Microsoft
2 2,146 (17.43%) VMware
3 1,160 (9.42%) Google
4 831 (6.75%) Citrix
5 830 (6.74%) Cisco
6 776 (6.30%) Oracle
7 330 (2.68%) HP
8 297 (2.41%) Red Hat
9 288 (2.34%) Tableau
10 253 (2.05%) IBM
11 226 (1.84%) Dell
12 202 (1.64%) NetApp
13 201 (1.63%) SAP
14 190 (1.54%) Xamarin
15 185 (1.50%) Sitecore
16 159 (1.29%) Splunk
17 150 (1.22%) Juniper
18 135 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
19 130 (1.06%) Veeam
20 129 (1.05%) Atlassian