Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 74 182
Rank change year-on-year +42 +108 +132
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 11522 7115 4081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.46% 3.77% 1.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.40% 28.94% 20.03%
Number of salaries quoted 9808 6043 3470
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £30,225
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
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 33495 24588 20372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.79% 13.03% 9.32%
Number of salaries quoted 27566 20704 16900
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%

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 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +42 10733 £52,500 - 654
UK excluding London +41 6342 £47,500 - 435
London +42 4862 £62,500 +4.17% 252
South East +34 2051 £50,000 - 117
North of England +36 1359 £45,000 - 122
Midlands +40 1045 £45,000 - 78
North West +33 776 £50,000 +11.11% 65
West Midlands +41 720 £45,000 -7.22% 44
East of England +47 711 £47,500 - 40
South West +55 692 £45,000 +5.88% 44
Yorkshire +42 477 £44,000 -7.37% 46
East Midlands +40 326 £47,500 +8.36% 33
Scotland +22 324 £45,000 +7.14% 18
Wales +57 170 £45,000 +12.50% 15
North East +49 109 £37,250 +6.43% 11
Northern Ireland -17 29 £37,500 -6.25% 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 5159 (44.78%) Microsoft
2 5058 (43.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4030 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
4 3973 (34.48%) .NET
5 3875 (33.63%) C#
6 3700 (32.11%) SQL Server
7 3458 (30.01%) SQL
8 3096 (26.87%) Windows
9 2553 (22.16%) JavaScript
10 2387 (20.72%) MVC
11 2261 (19.62%) DevOps
12 2240 (19.44%) ASP.NET
13 2186 (18.97%) Office 365
14 2086 (18.10%) Finance
15 2079 (18.04%) VMware
16 2071 (17.97%) Active Directory
17 1950 (16.92%) HTML
18 1830 (15.88%) CSS
19 1827 (15.86%) AngularJS
20 1729 (15.01%) Linux
21 1683 (14.61%) Windows Server
22 1567 (13.60%) PowerShell
23 1500 (13.02%) TDD
24 1440 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
25 1411 (12.25%) Java
26 1381 (11.99%) Scrum
27 1370 (11.89%) Python
28 1306 (11.33%) Web Services
29 1300 (11.28%) ASP.NET Web API
30 1260 (10.94%) 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
1 784 (6.80%) SharePoint
2 653 (5.67%) MS Exchange
3 588 (5.10%) IIS
4 436 (3.78%) Elasticsearch
5 398 (3.45%) Skype for Business
6 326 (2.83%) OpenStack
7 282 (2.45%) Apache Spark
8 261 (2.27%) CMS
9 253 (2.20%) Apache
10 249 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
11 239 (2.07%) Tomcat
12 237 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
13 205 (1.78%) Confluence
14 165 (1.43%) Umbraco
15 156 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
16 139 (1.21%) JBoss
17 108 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
18 107 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
19 99 (0.86%) nginx
20 97 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 457 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 60 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 33 (0.29%) SPSS
6 20 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 8 (0.069%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.052%) Chatbot
9 6 (0.052%) InVision
9 6 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.035%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.009%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.009%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.009%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.009%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.009%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 230 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 95 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 23 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 15 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 14 (0.12%) Eloqua
7 11 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
7 11 (0.095%) Workday HCM
8 8 (0.069%) BusinessWorks
8 8 (0.069%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.069%) Unit4 Business World
9 7 (0.061%) Infor CloudSuite
9 7 (0.061%) R3 Corda
10 6 (0.052%) SDL Web 8
10 6 (0.052%) Summit
11 4 (0.035%) Finacle
11 4 (0.035%) HFM
11 4 (0.035%) Hyperion Enterprise
11 4 (0.035%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.035%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5058 (43.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2186 (18.97%) Office 365
3 1005 (8.72%) IaaS
4 974 (8.45%) PaaS
5 819 (7.11%) SaaS
6 613 (5.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 484 (4.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 356 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
9 306 (2.66%) GitHub
10 178 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
11 147 (1.28%) Azure Data Factory
12 130 (1.13%) Azure Machine Learning
13 126 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
14 122 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
15 108 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
16 90 (0.78%) OneDrive
17 77 (0.67%) Amazon S3
18 76 (0.66%) npm
19 74 (0.64%) Bluemix
20 69 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1027 (8.91%) Firewall
2 724 (6.28%) DNS
3 559 (4.85%) VPN
4 554 (4.81%) WAN
5 468 (4.06%) SAN
6 438 (3.80%) LAN
7 431 (3.74%) DHCP
8 376 (3.26%) TCP/IP
9 368 (3.19%) Skype
10 298 (2.59%) Internet
11 219 (1.90%) Network Security
12 190 (1.65%) VoIP
13 183 (1.59%) SSL
13 183 (1.59%) VLAN
14 166 (1.44%) HTTP
15 145 (1.26%) MPLS
16 143 (1.24%) BGP
17 138 (1.20%) Wireless
18 129 (1.12%) NAS
19 126 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3700 (32.11%) SQL Server
2 920 (7.98%) MongoDB
3 919 (7.98%) NoSQL
4 800 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 712 (6.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 681 (5.91%) Big Data
7 611 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
8 565 (4.90%) Power BI
9 549 (4.76%) MySQL
10 474 (4.11%) SQL Server 2016
11 471 (4.09%) Azure SQL Database
12 463 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 438 (3.80%) Hadoop
14 365 (3.17%) Relational Database
15 343 (2.98%) SQL Server 2014
16 298 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
17 271 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
18 261 (2.27%) Redis
19 228 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
20 214 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 991 (8.60%) Git (software)
2 958 (8.31%) Jenkins
3 697 (6.05%) TeamCity
4 605 (5.25%) Visual Studio
5 592 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 450 (3.91%) Octopus Deploy
7 418 (3.63%) JIRA
8 336 (2.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 273 (2.37%) Selenium
10 213 (1.85%) Subversion
11 191 (1.66%) Maven
12 162 (1.41%) Bitbucket
13 161 (1.40%) NUnit
14 149 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
15 121 (1.05%) Hudson
16 108 (0.94%) SpecFlow
17 97 (0.84%) gulp
18 96 (0.83%) Vagrant
19 95 (0.82%) Cucumber
20 85 (0.74%) JUnit
General
1 2086 (18.10%) Finance
2 537 (4.66%) Retail
3 410 (3.56%) Banking
4 403 (3.50%) Marketing
5 307 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 268 (2.33%) Advertising
6 268 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 207 (1.80%) Legal
8 195 (1.69%) Electronics
9 192 (1.67%) Law
10 184 (1.60%) Games
11 79 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 74 (0.64%) Publishing
13 64 (0.56%) Investment Banking
14 56 (0.49%) Billing
15 53 (0.46%) Back Office
16 48 (0.42%) Automotive
17 34 (0.30%) Local Government
18 28 (0.24%) Spanish Language
19 24 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3862 (33.52%) Developer
2 1917 (16.64%) .NET Developer
3 1384 (12.01%) Architect
4 1193 (10.35%) C# Developer
5 888 (7.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 815 (7.07%) Senior Developer
7 805 (6.99%) Consultant
8 746 (6.47%) DevOps Engineer
9 703 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 579 (5.03%) Analyst
11 556 (4.83%) Cloud Engineer
12 507 (4.40%) Software Developer
13 489 (4.24%) Cloud Architect
14 463 (4.02%) ASP.NET Developer
15 415 (3.60%) Azure Engineer
16 413 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
17 402 (3.49%) Senior .NET Developer
18 397 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 385 (3.34%) Support Engineer
20 381 (3.31%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3973 (34.48%) .NET
2 2240 (19.44%) ASP.NET
3 1950 (16.92%) HTML
4 1830 (15.88%) CSS
5 1827 (15.86%) AngularJS
6 1440 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1306 (11.33%) Web Services
8 1300 (11.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1000 (8.68%) .NET Framework
10 862 (7.48%) HTML5
11 822 (7.13%) jQuery
12 771 (6.69%) RESTful
13 729 (6.33%) Node.js
14 704 (6.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 664 (5.76%) Entity Framework
16 651 (5.65%) React
17 611 (5.30%) REST
18 569 (4.94%) WCF
19 546 (4.74%) CSS3
20 395 (3.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 768 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 684 (5.94%) Computer Science
3 641 (5.56%) Public Cloud
4 555 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
5 544 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
6 445 (3.86%) Fintech
7 406 (3.52%) User Experience
8 290 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
9 277 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 235 (2.04%) Management Information System
11 194 (1.68%) Mobile App
12 192 (1.67%) Private Cloud
13 159 (1.38%) Clustering
14 134 (1.16%) Replication
15 129 (1.12%) Virtual Team
16 89 (0.77%) PKI
17 84 (0.73%) Algorithms
18 78 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
19 68 (0.59%) Driving Licence
20 66 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3096 (26.87%) Windows
2 1729 (15.01%) Linux
3 1683 (14.61%) Windows Server
4 785 (6.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 583 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 399 (3.46%) Unix
7 377 (3.27%) Windows 10
8 328 (2.85%) Windows 7
9 269 (2.33%) Android
10 241 (2.09%) Apple iOS
11 218 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 182 (1.58%) CentOS
13 172 (1.49%) Windows 8
14 164 (1.42%) Ubuntu
15 114 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
16 62 (0.54%) Mac OS X
17 37 (0.32%) Solaris
18 36 (0.31%) Mac OS
19 34 (0.30%) Debian
19 34 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4030 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
2 2387 (20.72%) MVC
3 2261 (19.62%) DevOps
4 1500 (13.02%) TDD
5 1381 (11.99%) Scrum
6 1260 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
7 1194 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
8 1144 (9.93%) ITIL
9 916 (7.95%) Microservices
10 905 (7.85%) Software Engineering
11 859 (7.46%) Analytics
12 831 (7.21%) Migration
13 724 (6.28%) Test Automation
14 657 (5.70%) Presales
15 650 (5.64%) Mentoring
16 647 (5.62%) SDLC
17 619 (5.37%) Web Development
18 598 (5.19%) OO
19 576 (5.00%) Configuration Management
20 568 (4.93%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3875 (33.63%) C#
2 3458 (30.01%) SQL
3 2553 (22.16%) JavaScript
4 1567 (13.60%) PowerShell
5 1411 (12.25%) Java
6 1370 (11.89%) Python
7 736 (6.39%) T-SQL
8 690 (5.99%) Ruby
9 524 (4.55%) Bash Shell
10 339 (2.94%) Perl
11 294 (2.55%) PHP
12 242 (2.10%) C++
13 223 (1.94%) F#
14 214 (1.86%) TypeScript
15 211 (1.83%) VB.NET
16 204 (1.77%) R
17 188 (1.63%) Go
18 178 (1.54%) Shell Script
19 174 (1.51%) C
20 149 (1.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1075 (9.33%) Degree
2 807 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 524 (4.55%) MCSE
4 385 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
5 277 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 275 (2.39%) MCSA
7 265 (2.30%) Security Cleared
8 212 (1.84%) CCNA
9 185 (1.61%) CCNP
10 148 (1.28%) SC Cleared
11 135 (1.17%) MCP
12 131 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 109 (0.95%) CISSP
14 87 (0.76%) CCIE
15 71 (0.62%) MCSD
16 67 (0.58%) PhD
17 65 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
18 64 (0.56%) CISM
19 59 (0.51%) ISEB
20 58 (0.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 420 (3.65%) QA
2 225 (1.95%) SLA
3 123 (1.07%) GCP
4 108 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 81 (0.70%) GDPR
6 72 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 66 (0.57%) Data Quality
8 31 (0.27%) PMO
9 27 (0.23%) COBIT
10 20 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 15 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
12 13 (0.11%) HIPAA
13 10 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 7 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 6 (0.052%) ISO 22301
17 4 (0.035%) PMBOK
18 3 (0.026%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
19 2 (0.017%) Disclosure Scotland
19 2 (0.017%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2071 (17.97%) Active Directory
2 1249 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1173 (10.18%) Docker
4 1045 (9.07%) Hyper-V
5 246 (2.14%) vSphere
6 241 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
7 141 (1.22%) XenApp
8 134 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
9 98 (0.85%) XenDesktop
10 73 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 51 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
12 50 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
12 50 (0.43%) VMware NSX
13 48 (0.42%) Terminal Services
14 41 (0.36%) vCloud
15 36 (0.31%) KVM
16 28 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 26 (0.23%) BitLocker
18 25 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
19 23 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1179 (10.23%) Puppet
2 1024 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
3 980 (8.51%) Ansible
4 553 (4.80%) SCCM
5 452 (3.92%) Kubernetes
6 357 (3.10%) Terraform
7 312 (2.71%) SCOM
8 203 (1.76%) Kibana
9 173 (1.50%) WSUS
10 163 (1.41%) Nagios
11 144 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
12 92 (0.80%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 90 (0.78%) Backup Exec
14 88 (0.76%) Salt
15 79 (0.69%) Mesos
15 79 (0.69%) SCVMM
16 72 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
17 70 (0.61%) Packer
18 64 (0.56%) vCenter Server
19 63 (0.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5159 (44.78%) Microsoft
2 2079 (18.04%) VMware
3 967 (8.39%) Google
4 911 (7.91%) Cisco
5 771 (6.69%) Oracle
6 717 (6.22%) Citrix
7 372 (3.23%) HP
8 313 (2.72%) Red Hat
8 313 (2.72%) SAP
9 262 (2.27%) IBM
10 258 (2.24%) Tableau
11 228 (1.98%) Dell
12 202 (1.75%) NetApp
13 194 (1.68%) Xamarin
14 174 (1.51%) Splunk
15 170 (1.48%) Juniper
16 155 (1.35%) Sitecore
17 138 (1.20%) EMC
18 133 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
19 131 (1.14%) CheckPoint