Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 42 83
Rank change year-on-year +23 +41 +127
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 16,293 10,380 6,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.64% 5.89% 3.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.76% 33.73% 26.40%
Number of salaries quoted 13,365 8,826 5,371
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 39,012 30,772 24,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.09% 17.46% 12.24%
Number of salaries quoted 31,545 25,240 20,338
UK 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 £28,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
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 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 18 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 21 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
England +24 15,217 £55,000 +4.76% 1,967
UK excluding London +24 9,140 £50,000 +11.11% 1,206
London +31 6,698 £65,000 +4.00% 874
South East +16 2,741 £52,500 +7.14% 315
North of England +31 2,257 £47,500 +9.20% 298
Midlands +18 1,377 £47,500 +5.56% 210
East of England +31 1,072 £52,500 +10.53% 127
North West +24 1,039 £50,000 +11.11% 143
Yorkshire +31 1,003 £47,500 +11.76% 116
South West +29 996 £45,000 +3.45% 136
West Midlands +10 802 £50,000 +13.96% 119
East Midlands +31 575 £45,000 -5.26% 90
Scotland +31 534 £47,500 +5.56% 64
North East +19 214 £45,000 +28.57% 39
Wales +7 164 £47,500 - 34
Northern Ireland +23 30 £40,000 +6.67% 18
Channel Islands +4 14 £60,000 -7.69% 4
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 7,459 (45.78%) Amazon AWS
2 6,832 (41.93%) Microsoft
3 6,356 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
4 5,623 (34.51%) C#
5 5,561 (34.13%) .NET
6 4,923 (30.22%) SQL
7 4,828 (29.63%) SQL Server
8 4,280 (26.27%) Windows
9 3,970 (24.37%) DevOps
10 3,413 (20.95%) JavaScript
11 3,009 (18.47%) MVC
12 2,977 (18.27%) Finance
13 2,902 (17.81%) Active Directory
14 2,794 (17.15%) ASP.NET
15 2,763 (16.96%) Linux
16 2,677 (16.43%) Office 365
17 2,579 (15.83%) AngularJS
18 2,522 (15.48%) VMware
19 2,404 (14.75%) HTML
20 2,177 (13.36%) PowerShell
21 2,155 (13.23%) Python
22 2,151 (13.20%) CSS
23 2,117 (12.99%) Windows Server
24 2,048 (12.57%) Docker
25 2,044 (12.55%) TDD
26 1,979 (12.15%) Scrum
27 1,971 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
28 1,954 (11.99%) Git (software)
29 1,927 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC
30 1,881 (11.54%) Microservices

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 1,023 (6.28%) SharePoint
2 795 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 609 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
4 595 (3.65%) IIS
5 389 (2.39%) Apache Spark
6 362 (2.22%) Confluence
7 356 (2.18%) OpenStack
8 324 (1.99%) Skype for Business
9 313 (1.92%) CMS
10 310 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
11 297 (1.82%) Apache
12 238 (1.46%) Tomcat
13 233 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
14 144 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
15 123 (0.75%) Umbraco
16 117 (0.72%) Ethereum
16 117 (0.72%) JBoss
17 115 (0.71%) WebSphere
18 114 (0.70%) WebLogic
19 112 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 575 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 188 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 61 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 53 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.098%) InfoPath
8 15 (0.092%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.061%) Maya
11 8 (0.049%) Chatbot
11 8 (0.049%) SPSS
12 3 (0.018%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.018%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.018%) Moqups
12 3 (0.018%) Stata
13 2 (0.012%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.012%) HipChat
13 2 (0.012%) Mathematica
14 1 (0.006%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 355 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 114 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 99 (0.61%) Distributed Ledger
4 41 (0.25%) Eloqua
5 40 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
6 28 (0.17%) Markit EDM
7 23 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
8 18 (0.11%) Magento
8 18 (0.11%) Relativity
8 18 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
9 17 (0.10%) NetSuite
9 17 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
10 15 (0.092%) Elite 3E
10 15 (0.092%) SAP Hybris
11 14 (0.086%) Concordance
12 12 (0.074%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 10 (0.061%) Cognos TM1
13 10 (0.061%) Infor M3
13 10 (0.061%) Oracle EBS R12
14 9 (0.055%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 7,459 (45.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2,677 (16.43%) Office 365
3 1,469 (9.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1,336 (8.20%) PaaS
5 1,201 (7.37%) IaaS
6 1,196 (7.34%) SaaS
7 671 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
8 624 (3.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 399 (2.45%) GitHub
10 368 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 362 (2.22%) Serverless
12 347 (2.13%) Azure Data Factory
13 336 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
14 279 (1.71%) Amazon S3
15 257 (1.58%) IBM Cloud
16 233 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
17 192 (1.18%) npm
18 180 (1.10%) OpenShift
19 165 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 116 (0.71%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1,306 (8.02%) Firewall
2 1,057 (6.49%) DNS
3 649 (3.98%) DHCP
4 606 (3.72%) SAN
5 603 (3.70%) VPN
6 566 (3.47%) WAN
7 507 (3.11%) LAN
8 481 (2.95%) TCP/IP
9 383 (2.35%) Network Security
10 336 (2.06%) Internet
11 319 (1.96%) Skype
12 248 (1.52%) VLAN
13 222 (1.36%) HTTP
14 209 (1.28%) Wireless
15 196 (1.20%) VoIP
16 172 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
17 167 (1.02%) NAS
18 162 (0.99%) NetScaler
19 156 (0.96%) Unified Communications
20 143 (0.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,828 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 1,355 (8.32%) NoSQL
3 1,023 (6.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 998 (6.13%) MongoDB
5 928 (5.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 902 (5.54%) Big Data
7 834 (5.12%) Power BI
8 790 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
9 663 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 658 (4.04%) Azure SQL Database
11 638 (3.92%) MySQL
12 576 (3.54%) Relational Database
13 567 (3.48%) SQL Server 2016
14 506 (3.11%) Hadoop
15 438 (2.69%) Data Lake
16 360 (2.21%) Redis
17 356 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
18 325 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
19 295 (1.81%) Cosmos DB
20 275 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,954 (11.99%) Git (software)
2 1,505 (9.24%) Jenkins
3 1,033 (6.34%) Visual Studio
4 1,015 (6.23%) TeamCity
5 922 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 851 (5.22%) JIRA
7 770 (4.73%) Octopus Deploy
8 566 (3.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 558 (3.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 476 (2.92%) Selenium
11 360 (2.21%) Subversion
12 283 (1.74%) Maven
13 277 (1.70%) NUnit
14 242 (1.49%) Vagrant
15 210 (1.29%) Bitbucket
16 193 (1.18%) gulp
17 180 (1.10%) Mocha
18 167 (1.02%) Cucumber
19 147 (0.90%) SpecFlow
20 134 (0.82%) MSBuild
General
1 2,977 (18.27%) Finance
2 826 (5.07%) Retail
3 567 (3.48%) Banking
4 543 (3.33%) Marketing
5 464 (2.85%) Advertising
6 339 (2.08%) Games
7 329 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 252 (1.55%) Law
9 237 (1.45%) Legal
10 220 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 113 (0.69%) Automotive
12 112 (0.69%) Electronics
13 105 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 77 (0.47%) Investment Banking
15 75 (0.46%) Back Office
16 74 (0.45%) Publishing
17 54 (0.33%) German Language
18 52 (0.32%) Front Office
19 36 (0.22%) Italian Language
20 35 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5,201 (31.92%) Developer
2 2,525 (15.50%) .NET Developer
3 2,120 (13.01%) Architect
4 1,574 (9.66%) C# Developer
5 1,348 (8.27%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,155 (7.09%) Consultant
7 1,114 (6.84%) Senior Developer
8 1,080 (6.63%) C# .NET Developer
9 1,005 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 748 (4.59%) Cloud Architect
11 702 (4.31%) Analyst
12 696 (4.27%) Software Engineer
13 690 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
14 643 (3.95%) Software Developer
15 642 (3.94%) Cloud Engineer
16 591 (3.63%) Azure Engineer
17 524 (3.22%) Support Engineer
18 515 (3.16%) Senior .NET Developer
19 510 (3.13%) Azure Developer
20 424 (2.60%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,561 (34.13%) .NET
2 2,794 (17.15%) ASP.NET
3 2,579 (15.83%) AngularJS
4 2,404 (14.75%) HTML
5 2,151 (13.20%) CSS
6 1,927 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,802 (11.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1,698 (10.42%) Web Services
9 1,342 (8.24%) .NET Framework
10 1,027 (6.30%) React
11 1,003 (6.16%) jQuery
12 956 (5.87%) HTML5
13 952 (5.84%) RESTful
14 942 (5.78%) REST
15 876 (5.38%) .NET Core
16 868 (5.33%) Node.js
17 797 (4.89%) Entity Framework
18 791 (4.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 727 (4.46%) WCF
20 582 (3.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,000 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
2 991 (6.08%) Data Centre
3 867 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
4 855 (5.25%) Public Cloud
5 846 (5.19%) Computer Science
6 692 (4.25%) Fintech
7 572 (3.51%) User Experience
8 515 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
9 488 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
10 433 (2.66%) Hybrid Cloud
11 382 (2.34%) Mobile App
12 381 (2.34%) Private Cloud
13 325 (1.99%) Management Information System
14 243 (1.49%) Clustering
15 223 (1.37%) Replication
16 203 (1.25%) Cloud Native
17 175 (1.07%) PKI
18 147 (0.90%) Algorithms
19 133 (0.82%) N-Tier
20 129 (0.79%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4,280 (26.27%) Windows
2 2,763 (16.96%) Linux
3 2,117 (12.99%) Windows Server
4 961 (5.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 815 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 596 (3.66%) Windows 10
7 539 (3.31%) Unix
8 313 (1.92%) Windows 7
9 275 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 228 (1.40%) Android
11 222 (1.36%) CentOS
12 186 (1.14%) Ubuntu
13 155 (0.95%) Apple iOS
14 129 (0.79%) Windows 8
15 127 (0.78%) VMS
16 99 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
17 70 (0.43%) Mac OS X
18 67 (0.41%) Mac OS
19 55 (0.34%) Debian
20 53 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,356 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
2 3,970 (24.37%) DevOps
3 3,009 (18.47%) MVC
4 2,044 (12.55%) TDD
5 1,979 (12.15%) Scrum
6 1,971 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
7 1,881 (11.54%) Microservices
8 1,720 (10.56%) Software Engineering
9 1,591 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
10 1,531 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
11 1,299 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 1,246 (7.65%) Analytics
13 1,241 (7.62%) ITIL
14 1,240 (7.61%) Test Automation
15 1,138 (6.98%) Migration
16 969 (5.95%) BDD
17 962 (5.90%) Configuration Management
18 943 (5.79%) SDLC
19 907 (5.57%) Project Management
20 897 (5.51%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 5,623 (34.51%) C#
2 4,923 (30.22%) SQL
3 3,413 (20.95%) JavaScript
4 2,177 (13.36%) PowerShell
5 2,155 (13.23%) Python
6 1,851 (11.36%) Java
7 1,094 (6.71%) T-SQL
8 835 (5.12%) Ruby
9 681 (4.18%) Bash Shell
10 417 (2.56%) TypeScript
11 385 (2.36%) PHP
12 354 (2.17%) Perl
13 331 (2.03%) Go
14 329 (2.02%) C++
15 242 (1.49%) VB.NET
16 226 (1.39%) Scala
17 218 (1.34%) Shell Script
18 207 (1.27%) C
19 188 (1.15%) Java 8
20 185 (1.14%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,662 (10.20%) Degree
2 1,032 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 620 (3.81%) MCSE
4 462 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 456 (2.80%) Security Cleared
6 362 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
7 348 (2.14%) MCSA
8 255 (1.57%) SC Cleared
9 236 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 220 (1.35%) CCNA
11 195 (1.20%) CISSP
12 163 (1.00%) MCP
13 155 (0.95%) CCNP
14 137 (0.84%) MCITP
15 136 (0.83%) AWS Certification
16 110 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
17 93 (0.57%) CCIE
18 87 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
19 85 (0.52%) Master's Degree
20 81 (0.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 685 (4.20%) QA
2 525 (3.22%) GCP
3 307 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 305 (1.87%) SLA
5 195 (1.20%) GDPR
6 99 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 80 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 49 (0.30%) COBIT
9 41 (0.25%) PMO
10 32 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
11 31 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 26 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 17 (0.10%) HIPAA
14 13 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 12 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 7 (0.043%) ISO 14001
17 5 (0.031%) RMADS
18 4 (0.025%) GPG13
18 4 (0.025%) SAS 70
18 4 (0.025%) WCAG
System Software
1 2,902 (17.81%) Active Directory
2 2,048 (12.57%) Docker
3 1,488 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,331 (8.17%) Hyper-V
5 435 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
6 330 (2.03%) vSphere
7 328 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
8 281 (1.72%) XenApp
9 218 (1.34%) XenDesktop
10 150 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
11 135 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
12 118 (0.72%) VMware NSX
13 89 (0.55%) VirtualBox
14 79 (0.48%) XenServer
15 75 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
16 62 (0.38%) HDFS
16 62 (0.38%) Xen
17 48 (0.29%) Terminal Services
18 47 (0.29%) KVM
19 38 (0.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,663 (10.21%) Ansible
2 1,434 (8.80%) Puppet
3 1,338 (8.21%) Opscode Chef
4 1,252 (7.68%) Kubernetes
5 952 (5.84%) Terraform
6 665 (4.08%) SCCM
7 282 (1.73%) SCOM
8 259 (1.59%) Salt
9 247 (1.52%) Docker Swarm
10 222 (1.36%) Nagios
11 204 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
12 186 (1.14%) Kibana
13 156 (0.96%) Packer
14 136 (0.83%) Consul
15 134 (0.82%) SCVMM
16 125 (0.77%) vCenter Server
17 111 (0.68%) vRealize
18 108 (0.66%) SCOrch
19 106 (0.65%) Graphite
20 103 (0.63%) Grafana
Vendors
1 6,832 (41.93%) Microsoft
2 2,522 (15.48%) VMware
3 1,678 (10.30%) Google
4 1,075 (6.60%) Cisco
5 991 (6.08%) Citrix
6 891 (5.47%) Oracle
7 425 (2.61%) HP
8 406 (2.49%) Red Hat
9 377 (2.31%) IBM
9 377 (2.31%) Xamarin
10 358 (2.20%) Splunk
11 313 (1.92%) Tableau
12 299 (1.84%) SAP
13 244 (1.50%) NetApp
14 227 (1.39%) Dell
15 217 (1.33%) New Relic
16 216 (1.33%) Veeam
17 198 (1.22%) F5
18 190 (1.17%) ServiceNow
19 189 (1.16%) EMC