Period
to 20 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 27 68
Rank change year-on-year +12 +41 +83
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 17,489 13,174 7,517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.55% 7.45% 4.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.30% 35.98% 30.71%
Number of salaries quoted 14,194 11,119 6,497
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £81,250 £78,750
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 38,609 36,617 24,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.51% 20.71% 14.01%
Number of salaries quoted 30,771 30,308 20,507
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 February 2019.

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 February 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
England +12 16,412 £57,500 +8.49% 3,234
UK excluding London +12 9,507 £50,000 +5.26% 2,302
London +12 7,563 £67,500 +8.00% 1,153
South East +13 3,023 £52,500 +5.00% 608
North of England +20 2,289 £50,000 +8.70% 639
Midlands +9 1,523 £50,000 +5.26% 431
North West +28 1,179 £55,000 +10.00% 310
West Midlands +15 1,048 £52,500 +5.00% 266
East of England +21 1,029 £50,000 - 171
South West +6 941 £45,000 - 235
Yorkshire +18 934 £45,000 - 253
East Midlands +5 474 £45,000 -5.26% 164
Scotland +11 457 £50,000 +11.11% 112
Wales +9 226 £42,500 +6.25% 74
North East +6 178 £42,500 +1.19% 76
Northern Ireland +16 98 £50,000 +25.00% 37

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 7,857 (44.93%) Amazon AWS
2 7,144 (40.85%) Microsoft
3 6,594 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
4 5,904 (33.76%) C#
5 5,772 (33.00%) .NET
6 5,092 (29.12%) SQL
7 4,497 (25.71%) SQL Server
8 4,359 (24.92%) Windows
9 4,297 (24.57%) DevOps
10 3,678 (21.03%) JavaScript
11 3,279 (18.75%) Finance
12 3,060 (17.50%) Active Directory
13 2,900 (16.58%) Office 365
14 2,846 (16.27%) MVC
15 2,616 (14.96%) ASP.NET
16 2,610 (14.92%) Linux
17 2,538 (14.51%) Python
18 2,500 (14.29%) AngularJS
19 2,446 (13.99%) VMware
20 2,395 (13.69%) HTML
21 2,360 (13.49%) Docker
22 2,259 (12.92%) Java
23 2,213 (12.65%) Google Cloud Platform
24 2,187 (12.51%) CSS
25 2,053 (11.74%) PowerShell
26 1,995 (11.41%) Microservices
27 1,977 (11.30%) Windows Server
28 1,950 (11.15%) Degree
29 1,946 (11.13%) Scrum
30 1,907 (10.90%) Software Engineering

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 1,221 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 777 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 644 (3.68%) IIS
4 499 (2.85%) Apache Spark
5 496 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
6 364 (2.08%) Confluence
7 358 (2.05%) Skype for Business
8 324 (1.85%) Apache
9 284 (1.62%) CMS
10 280 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
11 219 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
12 209 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
13 181 (1.03%) OpenStack
14 180 (1.03%) Tomcat
15 141 (0.81%) SAS
16 122 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
17 110 (0.63%) nginx
18 93 (0.53%) JBoss
19 87 (0.50%) WebLogic
20 81 (0.46%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 666 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
2 191 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 93 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 89 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 64 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 30 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.069%) SPSS
9 9 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.046%) Chatbot
10 8 (0.046%) HipChat
11 5 (0.029%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.017%) ArchiCAD
12 3 (0.017%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.017%) MicroStation
12 3 (0.017%) Revit
13 2 (0.011%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.011%) InDesign
13 2 (0.011%) Maya
Business Applications
1 469 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 117 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 45 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 39 (0.22%) Magento
5 33 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
6 31 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
7 29 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
8 24 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 22 (0.13%) NetSuite
10 20 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
11 18 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
12 11 (0.063%) SAP GRC
13 10 (0.057%) Eloqua
13 10 (0.057%) Shopify
14 8 (0.046%) Infor M3
15 7 (0.040%) SAP CO
15 7 (0.040%) SAP FI
15 7 (0.040%) SAP FI/CO
15 7 (0.040%) SAP IS-U
16 6 (0.034%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7,857 (44.93%) Amazon AWS
2 2,900 (16.58%) Office 365
3 2,213 (12.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1,442 (8.25%) PaaS
5 1,425 (8.15%) SaaS
6 1,129 (6.46%) IaaS
7 863 (4.93%) Azure Active Directory
8 620 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
9 518 (2.96%) Serverless
10 440 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
11 397 (2.27%) GitHub
12 295 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
13 294 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
14 250 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
15 229 (1.31%) Amazon S3
16 217 (1.24%) OpenShift
17 193 (1.10%) IBM Cloud
18 185 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 168 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
20 160 (0.91%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 1,610 (9.21%) Firewall
2 948 (5.42%) DNS
3 622 (3.56%) WAN
4 598 (3.42%) DHCP
5 569 (3.25%) VPN
6 561 (3.21%) LAN
7 542 (3.10%) TCP/IP
8 490 (2.80%) SAN
9 447 (2.56%) Internet
10 369 (2.11%) Network Security
11 368 (2.10%) Skype
12 285 (1.63%) VLAN
13 284 (1.62%) Wireless
14 259 (1.48%) MPLS
15 231 (1.32%) HTTP
16 225 (1.29%) Unified Communications
17 224 (1.28%) VoIP
18 160 (0.91%) SSL
19 154 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
20 102 (0.58%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,497 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 1,231 (7.04%) NoSQL
3 1,048 (5.99%) Big Data
4 1,025 (5.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 954 (5.45%) Power BI
6 943 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
7 802 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 801 (4.58%) MongoDB
9 759 (4.34%) Azure SQL Database
10 613 (3.51%) Relational Database
11 598 (3.42%) Hadoop
12 597 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 526 (3.01%) SQL Server 2016
14 519 (2.97%) MySQL
15 354 (2.02%) Data Lake
16 335 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
17 319 (1.82%) Cosmos DB
18 307 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
19 303 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
20 237 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,878 (10.74%) Git (software)
2 1,471 (8.41%) Jenkins
3 958 (5.48%) Visual Studio
4 871 (4.98%) JIRA
5 820 (4.69%) TeamCity
6 743 (4.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 729 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 717 (4.10%) Visual Studio Team System
9 480 (2.74%) Selenium
10 468 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 335 (1.92%) Maven
12 277 (1.58%) Subversion
13 204 (1.17%) NUnit
14 185 (1.06%) Cucumber
15 171 (0.98%) Bitbucket
15 171 (0.98%) Gradle
16 164 (0.94%) Vagrant
17 153 (0.87%) GitLab
18 151 (0.86%) Ant
19 141 (0.81%) gulp
General
1 3,279 (18.75%) Finance
2 820 (4.69%) Retail
3 649 (3.71%) Banking
4 526 (3.01%) Marketing
5 413 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 314 (1.80%) Games
7 299 (1.71%) Law
8 267 (1.53%) Legal
9 256 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 206 (1.18%) Advertising
11 137 (0.78%) Electronics
12 121 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 116 (0.66%) Investment Banking
14 97 (0.55%) Automotive
15 90 (0.51%) Publishing
16 84 (0.48%) Military
17 70 (0.40%) Front Office
18 55 (0.31%) Back Office
19 43 (0.25%) Retail Banking
20 39 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5,486 (31.37%) Developer
2 2,597 (14.85%) .NET Developer
3 2,540 (14.52%) Architect
4 1,671 (9.55%) C# Developer
5 1,356 (7.75%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,171 (6.70%) Senior Developer
7 1,167 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 1,075 (6.15%) Consultant
9 956 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 946 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
11 809 (4.63%) Cloud Architect
12 733 (4.19%) Analyst
13 721 (4.12%) Software Engineer
14 707 (4.04%) Software Developer
15 680 (3.89%) Cloud Engineer
16 587 (3.36%) Azure Architect
17 580 (3.32%) Azure Developer
18 579 (3.31%) Azure Engineer
19 501 (2.86%) Senior .NET Developer
20 477 (2.73%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,772 (33.00%) .NET
2 2,616 (14.96%) ASP.NET
3 2,500 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 2,395 (13.69%) HTML
5 2,187 (12.51%) CSS
6 1,777 (10.16%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,681 (9.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,629 (9.31%) Web Services
9 1,270 (7.26%) React
10 1,250 (7.15%) .NET Core
11 1,193 (6.82%) .NET Framework
12 985 (5.63%) Node.js
13 950 (5.43%) RESTful
14 922 (5.27%) REST
15 867 (4.96%) jQuery
16 824 (4.71%) HTML5
17 703 (4.02%) Entity Framework
18 642 (3.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 589 (3.37%) WCF
20 585 (3.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,083 (6.19%) Greenfield Project
2 1,056 (6.04%) Data Centre
3 1,030 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
4 978 (5.59%) Public Cloud
5 805 (4.60%) Fintech
6 612 (3.50%) User Experience
7 610 (3.49%) Hybrid Cloud
8 585 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
9 559 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
10 439 (2.51%) Management Information System
11 376 (2.15%) Mobile App
12 335 (1.92%) Private Cloud
13 300 (1.72%) Cloud Native
14 280 (1.60%) Hedge funds
15 232 (1.33%) Clustering
16 196 (1.12%) Replication
17 182 (1.04%) Algorithms
18 159 (0.91%) Virtual Team
19 156 (0.89%) Data Structures
20 120 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4,359 (24.92%) Windows
2 2,610 (14.92%) Linux
3 1,977 (11.30%) Windows Server
4 868 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 666 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 658 (3.76%) Windows 10
7 517 (2.96%) Unix
8 338 (1.93%) Windows 7
9 307 (1.76%) Android
10 250 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 219 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 209 (1.20%) CentOS
13 149 (0.85%) Ubuntu
14 147 (0.84%) Windows 8
15 146 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
16 75 (0.43%) Debian
17 69 (0.39%) VMS
18 50 (0.29%) Mac OS X
19 48 (0.27%) Mesosphere
20 46 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,594 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
2 4,297 (24.57%) DevOps
3 2,846 (16.27%) MVC
4 1,995 (11.41%) Microservices
5 1,946 (11.13%) Scrum
6 1,907 (10.90%) Software Engineering
7 1,825 (10.44%) Business Intelligence
8 1,746 (9.98%) TDD
9 1,688 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
10 1,373 (7.85%) Analytics
11 1,338 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
12 1,271 (7.27%) Migration
13 1,267 (7.24%) ITIL
14 1,214 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 1,192 (6.82%) Test Automation
16 1,133 (6.48%) Mentoring
17 1,062 (6.07%) Presales
18 1,045 (5.98%) Computer Science
19 1,007 (5.76%) SDLC
20 959 (5.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5,904 (33.76%) C#
2 5,092 (29.12%) SQL
3 3,678 (21.03%) JavaScript
4 2,538 (14.51%) Python
5 2,259 (12.92%) Java
6 2,053 (11.74%) PowerShell
7 1,126 (6.44%) T-SQL
8 846 (4.84%) Bash Shell
9 757 (4.33%) Ruby
10 571 (3.26%) TypeScript
11 353 (2.02%) Perl
12 346 (1.98%) PHP
13 340 (1.94%) C++
14 330 (1.89%) Scala
15 325 (1.86%) R
16 294 (1.68%) Go
17 284 (1.62%) C
18 187 (1.07%) Shell Script
19 151 (0.86%) Java 8
20 130 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,950 (11.15%) Degree
2 1,085 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 614 (3.51%) MCSE
4 553 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 526 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
6 496 (2.84%) Security Cleared
7 447 (2.56%) MCSA
8 350 (2.00%) CISSP
9 280 (1.60%) SC Cleared
10 216 (1.24%) CCNA
11 194 (1.11%) AWS Certification
12 190 (1.09%) CCNP
13 188 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 177 (1.01%) MCP
15 167 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
16 142 (0.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 130 (0.74%) CISM
18 125 (0.71%) MCITP
19 112 (0.64%) Master's Degree
20 80 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 622 (3.56%) QA
2 368 (2.10%) GDPR
3 360 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 333 (1.90%) SLA
5 150 (0.86%) Data Quality
6 149 (0.85%) PCI DSS
7 75 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 74 (0.42%) PMO
9 27 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 23 (0.13%) COBIT
11 21 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 21 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 16 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 12 (0.069%) MiFID
13 12 (0.069%) SAS 70
14 8 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 7 (0.040%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 6 (0.034%) HL7
16 6 (0.034%) Solvency II
17 5 (0.029%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 3,060 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 2,360 (13.49%) Docker
3 1,650 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,339 (7.66%) Hyper-V
5 355 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
6 304 (1.74%) vSphere
7 260 (1.49%) XenApp
8 211 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
9 191 (1.09%) XenDesktop
10 100 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
11 81 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
12 80 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
13 60 (0.34%) VirtualBox
14 59 (0.34%) VMware NSX
15 57 (0.33%) Firmware
16 51 (0.29%) XenServer
17 41 (0.23%) BitLocker
18 39 (0.22%) HDFS
19 38 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
20 34 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,670 (9.55%) Ansible
2 1,560 (8.92%) Kubernetes
3 1,370 (7.83%) Puppet
4 1,061 (6.07%) Opscode Chef
5 1,053 (6.02%) Terraform
6 728 (4.16%) SCCM
7 248 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 245 (1.40%) SCOM
9 231 (1.32%) Salt
10 178 (1.02%) Nagios
10 178 (1.02%) Prometheus
11 172 (0.98%) Consul
12 170 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
13 163 (0.93%) Packer
14 161 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
15 153 (0.87%) SCVMM
16 150 (0.86%) Grafana
17 140 (0.80%) Graphite
18 118 (0.67%) Backup Exec
19 94 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7,144 (40.85%) Microsoft
2 2,446 (13.99%) VMware
3 1,889 (10.80%) Google
4 1,026 (5.87%) Cisco
5 890 (5.09%) Citrix
6 823 (4.71%) Oracle
7 484 (2.77%) SAP
8 448 (2.56%) Tableau
9 410 (2.34%) IBM
10 407 (2.33%) HP
11 336 (1.92%) NetApp
12 318 (1.82%) Red Hat
13 285 (1.63%) Xamarin
14 278 (1.59%) Veeam
15 274 (1.57%) Dell
16 272 (1.56%) Splunk
17 216 (1.24%) EMC
18 199 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
19 196 (1.12%) CheckPoint
20 194 (1.11%) Sitecore