Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 22 50
Rank change year-on-year +11 +28 +51
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 18,494 15,521 9,183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.87% 9.02% 5.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.09% 38.03% 31.58%
Number of salaries quoted 15,080 12,813 7,905
UK median annual salary £55,330 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.60% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 41,945 40,812 29,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.19% 23.71% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 33,951 33,275 24,189
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,750 £29,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +5.81% -2.27%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 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 +10 17,067 £57,500 +4.55% 1,452
UK excluding London +10 10,326 £50,000 +5.26% 969
London +13 7,575 £67,500 +3.85% 557
South East +11 3,180 £52,500 +5.00% 273
North of England +9 2,479 £47,500 - 254
Midlands +9 1,684 £50,000 +5.26% 183
North West +15 1,236 £50,000 - 142
West Midlands +14 1,160 £52,457 +4.91% 110
South West +6 1,121 £45,000 - 83
Yorkshire +6 1,056 £46,500 -1.06% 87
East of England +7 901 £50,000 -4.76% 106
Scotland +11 677 £45,000 - 62
East Midlands +3 515 £45,000 -5.26% 73
Wales +19 232 £42,500 - 8
North East +6 187 £42,500 -5.56% 25
Northern Ireland +12 91 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Isle of Man +1 1 £55,000 +10.00%
Channel Islands -5 1 £60,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 8,187 (44.27%) Amazon AWS
2 7,476 (40.42%) Microsoft
3 6,777 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
4 5,617 (30.37%) C#
5 5,609 (30.33%) .NET
6 5,388 (29.13%) SQL
7 5,152 (27.86%) DevOps
8 4,603 (24.89%) Windows
9 4,384 (23.70%) SQL Server
10 3,590 (19.41%) JavaScript
11 3,396 (18.36%) Office 365
12 3,204 (17.32%) Active Directory
13 3,108 (16.81%) Finance
14 2,823 (15.26%) Python
15 2,674 (14.46%) VMware
16 2,635 (14.25%) Linux
17 2,605 (14.09%) Google Cloud Platform
18 2,599 (14.05%) MVC
19 2,591 (14.01%) Docker
20 2,467 (13.34%) ASP.NET
21 2,441 (13.20%) PowerShell
22 2,243 (12.13%) Java
23 2,240 (12.11%) AngularJS
24 2,238 (12.10%) Windows Server
25 2,207 (11.93%) Scrum
26 2,041 (11.04%) HTML
27 1,982 (10.72%) Software Engineering
28 1,926 (10.41%) Git (software)
29 1,914 (10.35%) Microservices
30 1,891 (10.22%) CSS

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 1,315 (7.11%) SharePoint
2 688 (3.72%) MS Exchange
3 612 (3.31%) IIS
4 505 (2.73%) Apache Spark
5 451 (2.44%) Skype for Business
6 374 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
7 373 (2.02%) Confluence
8 264 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
9 263 (1.42%) Apache
10 236 (1.28%) OpenStack
11 233 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
12 203 (1.10%) CMS
13 196 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
14 142 (0.77%) Apache Pig
15 140 (0.76%) Tomcat
16 132 (0.71%) SAS
17 105 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
18 103 (0.56%) nginx
19 80 (0.43%) Apache Solr
20 76 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 713 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
2 202 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 59 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 57 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 49 (0.26%) Chatbot
7 18 (0.097%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.070%) SPSS
9 9 (0.049%) HipChat
10 8 (0.043%) S-PLUS
11 7 (0.038%) Sketch
11 7 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.027%) InDesign
14 4 (0.022%) Adobe XD
14 4 (0.022%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.022%) EngageOne
14 4 (0.022%) Fireworks
14 4 (0.022%) Moqups
14 4 (0.022%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 544 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 114 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 52 (0.28%) Magento
4 42 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 37 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
6 31 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 28 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
8 25 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
8 25 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 20 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
10 13 (0.070%) Dynamics GP
11 12 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
12 9 (0.049%) nopCommerce
12 9 (0.049%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 9 (0.049%) SAP GRC
12 9 (0.049%) WebTrends
13 8 (0.043%) Fredhopper
14 7 (0.038%) Q-Pulse
14 7 (0.038%) Sage CRM
15 6 (0.032%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 8,187 (44.27%) Amazon AWS
2 3,396 (18.36%) Office 365
3 2,605 (14.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1,422 (7.69%) PaaS
5 1,337 (7.23%) SaaS
6 1,291 (6.98%) IaaS
7 1,198 (6.48%) Power Platform
8 1,019 (5.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 648 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
10 533 (2.88%) Serverless
11 443 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
12 401 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
13 395 (2.14%) GitHub
14 354 (1.91%) Azure Data Factory
15 225 (1.22%) OpenShift
16 222 (1.20%) OneDrive
17 216 (1.17%) Azure Stack
18 212 (1.15%) Azure Functions
19 200 (1.08%) IBM Cloud
20 158 (0.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1,587 (8.58%) Firewall
2 1,144 (6.19%) DNS
3 813 (4.40%) DHCP
4 735 (3.97%) WAN
5 685 (3.70%) LAN
6 627 (3.39%) VPN
7 597 (3.23%) TCP/IP
8 567 (3.07%) Skype
9 490 (2.65%) SAN
10 385 (2.08%) Internet
11 377 (2.04%) Network Security
12 327 (1.77%) VLAN
13 286 (1.55%) Wireless
14 271 (1.47%) MPLS
15 267 (1.44%) VoIP
16 223 (1.21%) HTTP
17 196 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
18 181 (0.98%) Unified Communications
19 125 (0.68%) NetScaler
19 125 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,384 (23.70%) SQL Server
2 1,153 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1,142 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1,139 (6.16%) Power BI
5 1,086 (5.87%) NoSQL
6 964 (5.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 963 (5.21%) Big Data
8 817 (4.42%) Azure SQL Database
9 778 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 724 (3.91%) MongoDB
11 659 (3.56%) Relational Database
12 597 (3.23%) Hadoop
13 567 (3.07%) MySQL
14 472 (2.55%) Data Lake
15 379 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
16 367 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
17 352 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
18 259 (1.40%) Cosmos DB
19 248 (1.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 233 (1.26%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,926 (10.41%) Git (software)
2 1,531 (8.28%) Jenkins
3 900 (4.87%) Visual Studio
4 869 (4.70%) JIRA
5 774 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 717 (3.88%) Visual Studio Team System
7 695 (3.76%) TeamCity
8 598 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 520 (2.81%) Selenium
10 428 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 269 (1.45%) Maven
12 264 (1.43%) Subversion
13 245 (1.32%) Bitbucket
14 207 (1.12%) GitLab
15 202 (1.09%) Cucumber
16 185 (1.00%) NUnit
17 170 (0.92%) SpecFlow
18 156 (0.84%) Travis CI
19 152 (0.82%) WebDriver
20 119 (0.64%) git-flow
General
1 3,108 (16.81%) Finance
2 895 (4.84%) Retail
3 577 (3.12%) Banking
4 491 (2.65%) Marketing
5 341 (1.84%) Telecoms
6 314 (1.70%) Law
7 258 (1.40%) Legal
8 242 (1.31%) Games
9 240 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 205 (1.11%) Advertising
11 110 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 78 (0.42%) Back Office
13 77 (0.42%) Electronics
14 76 (0.41%) Automotive
14 76 (0.41%) Front Office
15 75 (0.41%) Investment Banking
16 60 (0.32%) Publishing
17 44 (0.24%) Local Government
18 42 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 29 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5,392 (29.16%) Developer
2 2,440 (13.19%) Architect
3 2,329 (12.59%) .NET Developer
4 1,478 (7.99%) C# Developer
5 1,368 (7.40%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,302 (7.04%) Consultant
7 1,196 (6.47%) Senior Developer
8 1,194 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1,046 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
10 1,003 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
11 882 (4.77%) Analyst
12 865 (4.68%) Software Developer
13 827 (4.47%) Cloud Engineer
14 770 (4.16%) Software Engineer
15 752 (4.07%) Azure Engineer
16 702 (3.80%) Cloud Architect
17 610 (3.30%) Azure Developer
18 522 (2.82%) Senior .NET Developer
19 497 (2.69%) Support Engineer
20 479 (2.59%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,609 (30.33%) .NET
2 2,467 (13.34%) ASP.NET
3 2,240 (12.11%) AngularJS
4 2,041 (11.04%) HTML
5 1,891 (10.22%) CSS
6 1,631 (8.82%) Web Services
7 1,412 (7.63%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1,403 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,401 (7.58%) .NET Core
10 1,341 (7.25%) React
11 1,288 (6.96%) .NET Framework
12 986 (5.33%) Node.js
13 930 (5.03%) REST
14 838 (4.53%) RESTful
15 802 (4.34%) jQuery
16 740 (4.00%) Entity Framework
17 619 (3.35%) JSON
18 608 (3.29%) HTML5
19 508 (2.75%) WCF
20 483 (2.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1,068 (5.77%) Public Cloud
2 1,066 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1,038 (5.61%) Data Centre
4 961 (5.20%) Greenfield Project
5 650 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
6 614 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
7 551 (2.98%) User Experience
8 540 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
9 450 (2.43%) Management Information System
10 358 (1.94%) Mobile App
11 323 (1.75%) Cloud Native
12 245 (1.32%) Replication
13 225 (1.22%) Private Cloud
14 224 (1.21%) Clustering
15 191 (1.03%) Algorithms
16 185 (1.00%) Data Structures
17 168 (0.91%) Hedge funds
18 151 (0.82%) Virtual Team
19 146 (0.79%) PKI
20 118 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4,603 (24.89%) Windows
2 2,635 (14.25%) Linux
3 2,238 (12.10%) Windows Server
4 843 (4.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 783 (4.23%) Windows 10
6 603 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 596 (3.22%) Unix
8 339 (1.83%) Windows 7
9 282 (1.52%) Android
10 246 (1.33%) Apple iOS
11 239 (1.29%) CentOS
12 197 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 143 (0.77%) Ubuntu
14 135 (0.73%) Windows 8
15 100 (0.54%) Mac OS
16 99 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
17 62 (0.34%) Debian
18 47 (0.25%) Solaris
19 36 (0.19%) Mesosphere
20 33 (0.18%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,777 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5,152 (27.86%) DevOps
3 2,599 (14.05%) MVC
4 2,207 (11.93%) Scrum
5 1,982 (10.72%) Software Engineering
6 1,914 (10.35%) Microservices
7 1,871 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
8 1,719 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
8 1,719 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
9 1,652 (8.93%) TDD
10 1,531 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 1,463 (7.91%) Migration
12 1,455 (7.87%) ITIL
13 1,450 (7.84%) Test Automation
14 1,426 (7.71%) Analytics
15 1,273 (6.88%) SDLC
16 1,190 (6.43%) Mentoring
17 1,059 (5.73%) Presales
18 1,045 (5.65%) Computer Science
19 998 (5.40%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5,617 (30.37%) C#
2 5,388 (29.13%) SQL
3 3,590 (19.41%) JavaScript
4 2,823 (15.26%) Python
5 2,441 (13.20%) PowerShell
6 2,243 (12.13%) Java
7 1,049 (5.67%) T-SQL
8 978 (5.29%) Bash Shell
9 722 (3.90%) Ruby
10 662 (3.58%) TypeScript
11 448 (2.42%) Scala
12 406 (2.20%) PHP
13 342 (1.85%) C++
14 324 (1.75%) R
15 290 (1.57%) Perl
16 281 (1.52%) Go
17 254 (1.37%) C
18 219 (1.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 170 (0.92%) VB.NET
20 154 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,826 (9.87%) Degree
2 1,128 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 664 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
4 580 (3.14%) MCSE
5 497 (2.69%) Security Cleared
6 491 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 474 (2.56%) MCSA
8 376 (2.03%) CCNA
9 282 (1.52%) CISSP
10 281 (1.52%) SC Cleared
11 279 (1.51%) CCNP
12 201 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 151 (0.82%) MCP
14 141 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
15 137 (0.74%) AWS Certification
16 127 (0.69%) MCITP
17 114 (0.62%) CISM
18 105 (0.57%) Master's Degree
19 87 (0.47%) DV Cleared
20 81 (0.44%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 688 (3.72%) QA
2 376 (2.03%) SLA
3 349 (1.89%) GDPR
4 290 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 145 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 116 (0.63%) Data Quality
7 98 (0.53%) NIST
8 60 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 60 (0.32%) PMO
9 52 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 39 (0.21%) COBIT
11 37 (0.20%) NCSC
12 27 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 24 (0.13%) ISO 9001
14 22 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 22 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 11 (0.059%) ISO 22301
16 10 (0.054%) ISAE 3402
17 9 (0.049%) HIPAA
17 9 (0.049%) MiFID
System Software
1 3,204 (17.32%) Active Directory
2 2,591 (14.01%) Docker
3 1,724 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,454 (7.86%) Hyper-V
5 365 (1.97%) XenApp
6 348 (1.88%) vSphere
7 292 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
8 274 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
9 218 (1.18%) XenDesktop
10 112 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
11 97 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
12 88 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 82 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
14 77 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 71 (0.38%) VMware NSX
16 64 (0.35%) BitLocker
17 53 (0.29%) VirtualBox
18 49 (0.26%) Firmware
19 44 (0.24%) HDFS
20 36 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,869 (10.11%) Kubernetes
2 1,613 (8.72%) Ansible
3 1,345 (7.27%) Terraform
4 1,314 (7.11%) Puppet
5 1,023 (5.53%) Opscode Chef
6 922 (4.99%) SCCM
7 479 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
8 274 (1.48%) SCOM
9 211 (1.14%) Nagios
10 186 (1.01%) Salt
11 176 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
12 148 (0.80%) WSUS
13 141 (0.76%) Grafana
14 140 (0.76%) Packer
15 136 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
16 125 (0.68%) Consul
16 125 (0.68%) Prometheus
17 109 (0.59%) SCVMM
18 97 (0.52%) Oozie
19 93 (0.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7,476 (40.42%) Microsoft
2 2,674 (14.46%) VMware
3 1,889 (10.21%) Google
4 1,296 (7.01%) Cisco
5 965 (5.22%) Citrix
6 923 (4.99%) Oracle
7 429 (2.32%) IBM
8 405 (2.19%) HP
9 397 (2.15%) SAP
10 345 (1.87%) Tableau
11 330 (1.78%) NetApp
12 308 (1.67%) Dell
13 301 (1.63%) Splunk
14 286 (1.55%) Veeam
15 279 (1.51%) Red Hat
16 265 (1.43%) Databricks
17 262 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
18 228 (1.23%) Cloudera
19 207 (1.12%) Xamarin
20 201 (1.09%) CheckPoint