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

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 37 77
Rank change year-on-year +19 +40 +114
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 16,748 10,956 6,809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.24% 6.29% 3.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.31% 34.29% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 13,713 9,335 5,703
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £79,550
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +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 38,672 31,953 24,498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.64% 18.34% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 31,166 26,266 20,551
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 17 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 October 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 +20 15,700 £55,000 +4.76% 2,556
UK excluding London +20 9,204 £50,000 +8.70% 1,674
London +21 7,100 £65,000 +4.00% 1,009
South East +16 2,906 £52,500 +5.00% 446
North of England +30 2,280 £47,500 +5.56% 460
Midlands +13 1,367 £50,000 +11.11% 286
North West +29 1,129 £50,000 +5.26% 248
East of England +27 1,042 £52,500 +16.67% 164
Yorkshire +31 990 £46,500 +6.29% 146
South West +28 945 £47,500 +5.56% 190
West Midlands +9 836 £52,500 +16.67% 177
East Midlands +27 530 £45,000 -5.26% 109
Scotland +26 495 £47,500 +5.56% 71
Wales +3 191 £47,500 +2.70% 34
North East +13 160 £42,500 +21.43% 66
Northern Ireland +16 33 £40,000 +6.67% 21
Channel Islands -4 2 £60,000 -7.69% 2

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 7,638 (45.61%) Amazon AWS
2 6,909 (41.25%) Microsoft
3 6,749 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
4 5,882 (35.12%) C#
5 5,811 (34.70%) .NET
6 4,981 (29.74%) SQL
7 4,797 (28.64%) SQL Server
8 4,313 (25.75%) Windows
9 4,079 (24.36%) DevOps
10 3,653 (21.81%) JavaScript
11 3,224 (19.25%) Finance
12 2,982 (17.81%) MVC
13 2,980 (17.79%) Active Directory
14 2,767 (16.52%) ASP.NET
15 2,755 (16.45%) Office 365
16 2,733 (16.32%) Linux
17 2,634 (15.73%) AngularJS
18 2,479 (14.80%) HTML
19 2,441 (14.57%) VMware
20 2,320 (13.85%) Python
21 2,243 (13.39%) CSS
22 2,202 (13.15%) Docker
23 2,151 (12.84%) PowerShell
24 2,092 (12.49%) Scrum
25 2,075 (12.39%) Windows Server
26 2,072 (12.37%) TDD
27 2,063 (12.32%) Java
28 2,054 (12.26%) Microservices
29 1,992 (11.89%) Git (software)
30 1,933 (11.54%) Continuous Integration

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 1,121 (6.69%) SharePoint
2 839 (5.01%) MS Exchange
3 633 (3.78%) Elasticsearch
4 594 (3.55%) IIS
5 419 (2.50%) Apache Spark
6 402 (2.40%) Confluence
7 331 (1.98%) Skype for Business
8 327 (1.95%) Apache
9 314 (1.87%) CMS
10 312 (1.86%) OpenStack
11 287 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
12 253 (1.51%) Tomcat
13 220 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
14 205 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
15 148 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
16 138 (0.82%) WebLogic
17 128 (0.76%) JBoss
18 118 (0.70%) nginx
19 117 (0.70%) WebSphere
20 113 (0.67%) EPiServer
Applications
1 609 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 166 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 73 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 68 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 66 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 19 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (0.072%) Maya
10 9 (0.054%) Chatbot
11 8 (0.048%) InfoPath
12 6 (0.036%) SPSS
13 3 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.018%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.018%) HipChat
13 3 (0.018%) Moqups
13 3 (0.018%) Stata
14 2 (0.012%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.006%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.006%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 442 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 129 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 81 (0.48%) Distributed Ledger
4 43 (0.26%) Eloqua
5 37 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 32 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
7 21 (0.13%) Relativity
7 21 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
8 19 (0.11%) Magento
8 19 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
9 17 (0.10%) Concordance
10 16 (0.096%) Infor M3
10 16 (0.096%) NetSuite
10 16 (0.096%) SAP ERP
11 13 (0.078%) Movex
12 12 (0.072%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 12 (0.072%) Elite 3E
12 12 (0.072%) Markit EDM
13 10 (0.060%) Cognos TM1
14 9 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7,638 (45.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2,755 (16.45%) Office 365
3 1,659 (9.91%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1,434 (8.56%) PaaS
5 1,335 (7.97%) SaaS
6 1,109 (6.62%) IaaS
7 711 (4.25%) Cloud Computing
8 678 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
9 442 (2.64%) Serverless
10 426 (2.54%) GitHub
11 391 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 311 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
13 295 (1.76%) Azure Data Factory
14 270 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
15 260 (1.55%) IBM Cloud
16 251 (1.50%) Amazon S3
17 237 (1.42%) OpenShift
18 182 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 177 (1.06%) npm
20 135 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1,412 (8.43%) Firewall
2 1,042 (6.22%) DNS
3 642 (3.83%) DHCP
4 606 (3.62%) VPN
5 566 (3.38%) SAN
6 530 (3.16%) WAN
7 527 (3.15%) TCP/IP
8 489 (2.92%) LAN
9 373 (2.23%) Internet
10 356 (2.13%) Skype
11 349 (2.08%) Network Security
12 254 (1.52%) VLAN
13 237 (1.42%) Wireless
14 232 (1.39%) HTTP
15 195 (1.16%) Unified Communications
16 185 (1.10%) VoIP
17 160 (0.96%) SSL
18 155 (0.93%) MPLS
19 145 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
20 143 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,797 (28.64%) SQL Server
2 1,318 (7.87%) NoSQL
3 962 (5.74%) Big Data
4 946 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 943 (5.63%) MongoDB
6 849 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 838 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
8 825 (4.93%) Power BI
9 683 (4.08%) Azure SQL Database
10 597 (3.56%) Relational Database
11 589 (3.52%) MySQL
12 557 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 555 (3.31%) SQL Server 2016
14 530 (3.16%) Hadoop
15 388 (2.32%) Data Lake
16 349 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
17 329 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
18 299 (1.79%) Cosmos DB
19 284 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
20 281 (1.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1,992 (11.89%) Git (software)
2 1,500 (8.96%) Jenkins
3 1,027 (6.13%) TeamCity
4 1,006 (6.01%) Visual Studio
5 908 (5.42%) JIRA
6 878 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 828 (4.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 634 (3.79%) Visual Studio Team System
9 553 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 534 (3.19%) Selenium
11 381 (2.27%) Subversion
12 322 (1.92%) Maven
13 259 (1.55%) NUnit
14 249 (1.49%) Vagrant
15 199 (1.19%) Bitbucket
16 192 (1.15%) Cucumber
17 183 (1.09%) gulp
18 172 (1.03%) Mocha
19 161 (0.96%) SpecFlow
20 150 (0.90%) webpack
General
1 3,224 (19.25%) Finance
2 831 (4.96%) Retail
3 633 (3.78%) Banking
4 568 (3.39%) Marketing
5 393 (2.35%) Games
6 355 (2.12%) Telecoms
7 347 (2.07%) Advertising
8 258 (1.54%) Law
9 226 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 220 (1.31%) Legal
11 140 (0.84%) Electronics
12 123 (0.73%) Automotive
13 103 (0.61%) Investment Banking
14 92 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 87 (0.52%) Back Office
16 58 (0.35%) Publishing
17 49 (0.29%) Front Office
18 40 (0.24%) German Language
19 33 (0.20%) French Language
20 28 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5,434 (32.45%) Developer
2 2,676 (15.98%) .NET Developer
3 2,270 (13.55%) Architect
4 1,682 (10.04%) C# Developer
5 1,385 (8.27%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,212 (7.24%) Senior Developer
7 1,180 (7.05%) C# .NET Developer
8 1,038 (6.20%) Consultant
9 982 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 811 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
11 804 (4.80%) Cloud Architect
12 756 (4.51%) Software Engineer
13 661 (3.95%) Analyst
14 608 (3.63%) Cloud Engineer
15 594 (3.55%) Azure Engineer
16 593 (3.54%) Software Developer
17 572 (3.42%) Azure Developer
18 543 (3.24%) Senior .NET Developer
19 517 (3.09%) Support Engineer
20 486 (2.90%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,811 (34.70%) .NET
2 2,767 (16.52%) ASP.NET
3 2,634 (15.73%) AngularJS
4 2,479 (14.80%) HTML
5 2,243 (13.39%) CSS
6 1,926 (11.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,869 (11.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,735 (10.36%) Web Services
9 1,302 (7.77%) .NET Framework
10 1,156 (6.90%) React
11 1,036 (6.19%) .NET Core
12 1,016 (6.07%) jQuery
13 991 (5.92%) HTML5
14 990 (5.91%) RESTful
15 972 (5.80%) REST
16 909 (5.43%) Node.js
17 811 (4.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 771 (4.60%) Entity Framework
19 690 (4.12%) WCF
20 609 (3.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1,041 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 997 (5.95%) Greenfield Project
3 975 (5.82%) Data Centre
4 926 (5.53%) Computer Science
5 910 (5.43%) Public Cloud
6 811 (4.84%) Fintech
7 598 (3.57%) User Experience
8 558 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
9 531 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
10 487 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
11 379 (2.26%) Mobile App
12 370 (2.21%) Management Information System
13 353 (2.11%) Private Cloud
14 249 (1.49%) Clustering
15 237 (1.42%) Cloud Native
16 203 (1.21%) Replication
17 178 (1.06%) Hedge funds
18 167 (1.00%) N-Tier
19 163 (0.97%) Algorithms
20 161 (0.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4,313 (25.75%) Windows
2 2,733 (16.32%) Linux
3 2,075 (12.39%) Windows Server
4 975 (5.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 810 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 608 (3.63%) Windows 10
7 550 (3.28%) Unix
8 334 (1.99%) Windows 7
9 300 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 277 (1.65%) Android
11 250 (1.49%) CentOS
12 201 (1.20%) Apple iOS
13 185 (1.10%) Ubuntu
14 133 (0.79%) Windows 8
15 132 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
16 110 (0.66%) VMS
17 75 (0.45%) Mac OS X
18 69 (0.41%) Debian
19 67 (0.40%) Solaris
20 55 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,749 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
2 4,079 (24.36%) DevOps
3 2,982 (17.81%) MVC
4 2,092 (12.49%) Scrum
5 2,072 (12.37%) TDD
6 2,054 (12.26%) Microservices
7 1,933 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
8 1,797 (10.73%) Software Engineering
9 1,654 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
10 1,466 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
11 1,322 (7.89%) Analytics
12 1,282 (7.65%) Test Automation
13 1,256 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 1,199 (7.16%) ITIL
15 1,142 (6.82%) Migration
16 1,023 (6.11%) Mentoring
17 1,022 (6.10%) BDD
18 954 (5.70%) Project Management
19 950 (5.67%) Configuration Management
20 911 (5.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5,882 (35.12%) C#
2 4,981 (29.74%) SQL
3 3,653 (21.81%) JavaScript
4 2,320 (13.85%) Python
5 2,151 (12.84%) PowerShell
6 2,063 (12.32%) Java
7 1,130 (6.75%) T-SQL
8 816 (4.87%) Ruby
9 676 (4.04%) Bash Shell
10 469 (2.80%) TypeScript
11 420 (2.51%) Go
12 358 (2.14%) Perl
13 357 (2.13%) PHP
14 343 (2.05%) C++
15 281 (1.68%) C
16 270 (1.61%) Scala
17 230 (1.37%) R
18 228 (1.36%) Shell Script
19 200 (1.19%) VB.NET
20 184 (1.10%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,868 (11.15%) Degree
2 979 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 578 (3.45%) MCSE
4 533 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 466 (2.78%) Security Cleared
6 390 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 363 (2.17%) MCSA
8 255 (1.52%) CISSP
9 254 (1.52%) SC Cleared
10 215 (1.28%) CCNA
11 212 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 172 (1.03%) MCP
13 160 (0.96%) AWS Certification
14 130 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
15 125 (0.75%) CCNP
16 122 (0.73%) MCITP
17 111 (0.66%) Master's Degree
18 81 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
19 78 (0.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
20 76 (0.45%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 700 (4.18%) QA
2 336 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 323 (1.93%) SLA
4 214 (1.28%) GDPR
5 101 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 89 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 55 (0.33%) PMO
8 47 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 32 (0.19%) COBIT
10 28 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 23 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 19 (0.11%) ISO 9001
13 16 (0.096%) SAS 70
14 12 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 8 (0.048%) ISO 14001
16 5 (0.030%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 5 (0.030%) Government Security Classifications
16 5 (0.030%) RMADS
17 3 (0.018%) HL7
17 3 (0.018%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2,980 (17.79%) Active Directory
2 2,202 (13.15%) Docker
3 1,485 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,331 (7.95%) Hyper-V
5 395 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
6 283 (1.69%) vSphere
7 280 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
8 234 (1.40%) XenApp
9 188 (1.12%) XenDesktop
10 98 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
11 94 (0.56%) VMware NSX
12 86 (0.51%) VirtualBox
13 81 (0.48%) XenServer
14 77 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
15 57 (0.34%) Xen
16 55 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
17 48 (0.29%) HDFS
17 48 (0.29%) Terminal Services
18 37 (0.22%) KVM
19 36 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,740 (10.39%) Ansible
2 1,453 (8.68%) Puppet
3 1,436 (8.57%) Kubernetes
4 1,287 (7.68%) Opscode Chef
5 968 (5.78%) Terraform
6 658 (3.93%) SCCM
7 319 (1.90%) Salt
8 285 (1.70%) SCOM
9 245 (1.46%) Docker Swarm
10 208 (1.24%) Nagios
11 192 (1.15%) Packer
12 174 (1.04%) Consul
13 172 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
14 170 (1.02%) Kibana
15 158 (0.94%) Graphite
16 157 (0.94%) Grafana
17 136 (0.81%) Prometheus
18 126 (0.75%) SCVMM
19 120 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
20 105 (0.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6,909 (41.25%) Microsoft
2 2,441 (14.57%) VMware
3 1,759 (10.50%) Google
4 972 (5.80%) Cisco
5 911 (5.44%) Citrix
6 862 (5.15%) Oracle
7 459 (2.74%) Red Hat
8 405 (2.42%) SAP
9 391 (2.33%) HP
10 388 (2.32%) IBM
11 370 (2.21%) Tableau
12 339 (2.02%) Xamarin
13 294 (1.76%) Splunk
14 253 (1.51%) NetApp
15 229 (1.37%) New Relic
16 215 (1.28%) Veeam
17 210 (1.25%) Atlassian
18 199 (1.19%) Dell
19 182 (1.09%) EMC
20 172 (1.03%) Salesforce.com