Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 78 190
Rank change year-on-year +41 +112 +137
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 10949 6770 3938
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.27% 3.53% 1.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.44% 27.90% 19.91%
Number of salaries quoted 9327 5665 3284
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,400 £32,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -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 31788 24267 19781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.20% 12.66% 9.08%
Number of salaries quoted 26132 20409 16257
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,750 £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% +6.25%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 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 +40 10232 £52,500 - 919
UK excluding London +44 6070 £46,000 -3.16% 549
London +44 4592 £62,500 +4.17% 410
South East +40 1944 £50,000 - 152
North of England +39 1327 £45,000 - 145
Midlands +38 1022 £45,000 - 97
West Midlands +49 753 £45,000 -6.25% 52
North West +33 746 £47,500 +5.56% 72
East of England +56 693 £45,000 -10.00% 51
South West +50 646 £45,000 +5.88% 60
Yorkshire +42 499 £43,750 -7.89% 53
Scotland +14 296 £45,000 +5.88% 29
East Midlands +39 270 £47,500 +18.75% 45
Wales +47 151 £47,500 +18.75% 13
North East +45 85 £35,000 - 20
Northern Ireland -18 29 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 5072 (46.32%) Microsoft
2 4813 (43.96%) Amazon AWS
3 3824 (34.93%) .NET
4 3774 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
5 3688 (33.68%) C#
6 3561 (32.52%) SQL Server
7 3299 (30.13%) SQL
8 2993 (27.34%) Windows
9 2408 (21.99%) JavaScript
10 2327 (21.25%) MVC
11 2170 (19.82%) ASP.NET
12 2071 (18.91%) Office 365
13 2037 (18.60%) VMware
14 2008 (18.34%) Finance
15 1998 (18.25%) DevOps
16 1967 (17.97%) Active Directory
17 1842 (16.82%) HTML
18 1751 (15.99%) AngularJS
19 1742 (15.91%) CSS
20 1661 (15.17%) Linux
21 1593 (14.55%) Windows Server
22 1512 (13.81%) PowerShell
23 1482 (13.54%) TDD
24 1405 (12.83%) ASP.NET MVC
25 1344 (12.28%) Java
26 1339 (12.23%) Scrum
27 1256 (11.47%) Python
28 1247 (11.39%) Web Services
29 1244 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API
30 1235 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 719 (6.57%) SharePoint
2 652 (5.95%) MS Exchange
3 600 (5.48%) IIS
4 405 (3.70%) Skype for Business
5 389 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
6 320 (2.92%) OpenStack
7 266 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 264 (2.41%) Apache Spark
9 263 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
10 260 (2.37%) CMS
11 259 (2.37%) Tomcat
12 252 (2.30%) Apache
13 201 (1.84%) Confluence
14 161 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
15 159 (1.45%) Umbraco
16 153 (1.40%) JBoss
17 110 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
18 98 (0.90%) WebSphere
19 96 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
20 92 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 438 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 89 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 71 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 60 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 32 (0.29%) SPSS
6 20 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 15 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.046%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.037%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.037%) InVision
11 3 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.009%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.009%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.009%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.009%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 197 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 83 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.17%) Eloqua
4 19 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.073%) Oracle ERP
6 8 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
6 8 (0.073%) Workday HCM
7 7 (0.064%) Infor CloudSuite
7 7 (0.064%) R3 Corda
8 6 (0.055%) SDL Web 8
8 6 (0.055%) thinkFolio
9 5 (0.046%) BusinessWorks
9 5 (0.046%) Infor M3
9 5 (0.046%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.046%) Unit4 Business World
10 4 (0.037%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.037%) HFM
10 4 (0.037%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 4813 (43.96%) Amazon AWS
2 2071 (18.91%) Office 365
3 933 (8.52%) IaaS
4 908 (8.29%) PaaS
5 752 (6.87%) SaaS
6 546 (4.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 455 (4.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 325 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
9 277 (2.53%) GitHub
10 148 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 140 (1.28%) Azure Machine Learning
12 136 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
13 111 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
14 99 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
14 99 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
15 78 (0.71%) Bluemix
16 76 (0.69%) OneDrive
17 71 (0.65%) npm
18 69 (0.63%) OpenShift
18 69 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 987 (9.01%) Firewall
2 719 (6.57%) DNS
3 541 (4.94%) WAN
4 503 (4.59%) VPN
5 495 (4.52%) SAN
6 449 (4.10%) LAN
7 400 (3.65%) DHCP
8 377 (3.44%) TCP/IP
9 369 (3.37%) Skype
10 299 (2.73%) Internet
11 227 (2.07%) Network Security
12 193 (1.76%) VoIP
13 171 (1.56%) VLAN
14 162 (1.48%) HTTP
15 160 (1.46%) SSL
16 159 (1.45%) BGP
17 157 (1.43%) MPLS
18 150 (1.37%) Wireless
19 132 (1.21%) OSPF
20 125 (1.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3561 (32.52%) SQL Server
2 901 (8.23%) NoSQL
3 896 (8.18%) MongoDB
4 791 (7.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 720 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 691 (6.31%) Big Data
7 621 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
8 555 (5.07%) Power BI
9 522 (4.77%) MySQL
10 454 (4.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 443 (4.05%) Azure SQL Database
12 442 (4.04%) Hadoop
13 404 (3.69%) SQL Server 2016
14 367 (3.35%) Relational Database
15 320 (2.92%) SQL Server 2014
16 312 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
17 271 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
18 268 (2.45%) Redis
19 235 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
20 210 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 954 (8.71%) Git (software)
2 887 (8.10%) Jenkins
3 631 (5.76%) TeamCity
4 570 (5.21%) Visual Studio
5 558 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 404 (3.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 395 (3.61%) JIRA
8 271 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 257 (2.35%) Selenium
10 205 (1.87%) Subversion
11 194 (1.77%) Maven
12 160 (1.46%) NUnit
13 154 (1.41%) Bitbucket
14 122 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
15 100 (0.91%) Vagrant
16 99 (0.90%) SpecFlow
17 92 (0.84%) gulp
18 87 (0.79%) Cucumber
19 86 (0.79%) JUnit
20 79 (0.72%) Hudson
General
1 2008 (18.34%) Finance
2 450 (4.11%) Retail
3 417 (3.81%) Marketing
4 356 (3.25%) Banking
5 323 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 277 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 245 (2.24%) Advertising
8 225 (2.05%) Legal
9 210 (1.92%) Electronics
10 181 (1.65%) Games
11 135 (1.23%) Law
12 72 (0.66%) Publishing
13 70 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 57 (0.52%) Investment Banking
15 52 (0.47%) Back Office
16 51 (0.47%) Billing
17 47 (0.43%) Local Government
18 45 (0.41%) Automotive
19 30 (0.27%) Front Office
20 28 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3743 (34.19%) Developer
2 1850 (16.90%) .NET Developer
3 1353 (12.36%) Architect
4 1195 (10.91%) C# Developer
5 883 (8.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 794 (7.25%) Senior Developer
7 726 (6.63%) Consultant
8 709 (6.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 666 (6.08%) DevOps Engineer
10 552 (5.04%) Analyst
11 531 (4.85%) Cloud Engineer
12 498 (4.55%) Software Developer
13 474 (4.33%) Cloud Architect
14 463 (4.23%) ASP.NET Developer
15 405 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
16 390 (3.56%) SQL Developer
17 383 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
18 380 (3.47%) Senior .NET Developer
19 377 (3.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
20 368 (3.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3824 (34.93%) .NET
2 2170 (19.82%) ASP.NET
3 1842 (16.82%) HTML
4 1751 (15.99%) AngularJS
5 1742 (15.91%) CSS
6 1405 (12.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1247 (11.39%) Web Services
8 1244 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API
9 971 (8.87%) .NET Framework
10 815 (7.44%) HTML5
11 760 (6.94%) jQuery
12 686 (6.27%) RESTful
13 663 (6.06%) Node.js
14 660 (6.03%) Entity Framework
15 631 (5.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 623 (5.69%) React
17 564 (5.15%) REST
18 556 (5.08%) WCF
19 522 (4.77%) CSS3
20 411 (3.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 720 (6.58%) Data Centre
2 641 (5.85%) Computer Science
3 596 (5.44%) Public Cloud
4 513 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
5 491 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 423 (3.86%) Fintech
7 376 (3.43%) User Experience
8 273 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
9 270 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
10 242 (2.21%) Management Information System
11 216 (1.97%) Mobile App
12 193 (1.76%) Private Cloud
13 148 (1.35%) Clustering
14 122 (1.11%) Replication
14 122 (1.11%) Virtual Team
15 84 (0.77%) PKI
16 83 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
17 79 (0.72%) Algorithms
18 74 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
19 72 (0.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2993 (27.34%) Windows
2 1661 (15.17%) Linux
3 1593 (14.55%) Windows Server
4 756 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 558 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 431 (3.94%) Unix
7 355 (3.24%) Windows 10
8 292 (2.67%) Windows 7
9 283 (2.58%) Android
10 258 (2.36%) Apple iOS
11 212 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 169 (1.54%) CentOS
13 149 (1.36%) Windows 8
14 141 (1.29%) Ubuntu
15 113 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
16 74 (0.68%) Mac OS X
17 39 (0.36%) Debian
18 38 (0.35%) Solaris
19 32 (0.29%) CoreOS
19 32 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3774 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
2 2327 (21.25%) MVC
3 1998 (18.25%) DevOps
4 1482 (13.54%) TDD
5 1339 (12.23%) Scrum
6 1213 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
7 1177 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
8 1072 (9.79%) ITIL
9 826 (7.54%) Software Engineering
10 798 (7.29%) Analytics
11 795 (7.26%) Microservices
12 756 (6.90%) Migration
13 687 (6.27%) Test Automation
14 683 (6.24%) Mentoring
15 632 (5.77%) OO
16 616 (5.63%) SDLC
17 614 (5.61%) Web Development
18 591 (5.40%) Presales
19 547 (5.00%) BDD
20 525 (4.79%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3688 (33.68%) C#
2 3299 (30.13%) SQL
3 2408 (21.99%) JavaScript
4 1512 (13.81%) PowerShell
5 1344 (12.28%) Java
6 1256 (11.47%) Python
7 737 (6.73%) T-SQL
8 607 (5.54%) Ruby
9 499 (4.56%) Bash Shell
10 340 (3.11%) Perl
11 283 (2.58%) PHP
12 240 (2.19%) C++
13 208 (1.90%) TypeScript
14 203 (1.85%) F#
15 196 (1.79%) R
16 189 (1.73%) VB.NET
17 177 (1.62%) Go
18 171 (1.56%) C
18 171 (1.56%) Shell Script
19 126 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1038 (9.48%) Degree
2 774 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 509 (4.65%) MCSE
4 381 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
5 278 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 275 (2.51%) MCSA
7 239 (2.18%) Security Cleared
8 197 (1.80%) CCNA
9 193 (1.76%) CCNP
10 142 (1.30%) SC Cleared
11 136 (1.24%) MCP
12 122 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 117 (1.07%) CISSP
14 105 (0.96%) CCIE
15 70 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
16 63 (0.58%) ISEB
17 59 (0.54%) CISM
17 59 (0.54%) MCSD
18 56 (0.51%) PhD
19 51 (0.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 378 (3.45%) QA
2 211 (1.93%) SLA
3 109 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 86 (0.79%) GCP
5 76 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 65 (0.59%) Data Quality
7 58 (0.53%) GDPR
8 33 (0.30%) COBIT
9 27 (0.25%) PMO
10 22 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 18 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
11 18 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 12 (0.11%) HIPAA
13 9 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 8 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 6 (0.055%) ISO 22301
15 6 (0.055%) SSAE 16
16 4 (0.037%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 4 (0.037%) PMBOK
17 3 (0.027%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1967 (17.97%) Active Directory
2 1235 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1033 (9.43%) Hyper-V
4 1021 (9.33%) Docker
5 240 (2.19%) vSphere
6 214 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
7 130 (1.19%) XenApp
8 128 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
9 86 (0.79%) XenDesktop
10 68 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
11 47 (0.43%) Terminal Services
12 46 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
13 44 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
14 43 (0.39%) vCloud
15 39 (0.36%) VMware NSX
16 37 (0.34%) KVM
17 24 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
17 24 (0.22%) XenServer
18 22 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 16 (0.15%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1119 (10.22%) Puppet
2 956 (8.73%) Opscode Chef
3 900 (8.22%) Ansible
4 539 (4.92%) SCCM
5 383 (3.50%) Kubernetes
6 348 (3.18%) SCOM
7 275 (2.51%) Terraform
8 180 (1.64%) Nagios
9 176 (1.61%) Kibana
10 156 (1.42%) WSUS
11 141 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
12 91 (0.83%) Backup Exec
12 91 (0.83%) Mesos
13 87 (0.79%) Salt
14 77 (0.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 75 (0.68%) SCVMM
16 57 (0.52%) vCenter Server
17 51 (0.47%) vRealize
18 47 (0.43%) ZABBIX
19 46 (0.42%) logstash
Vendors
1 5072 (46.32%) Microsoft
2 2037 (18.60%) VMware
3 932 (8.51%) Cisco
4 830 (7.58%) Google
5 770 (7.03%) Oracle
6 667 (6.09%) Citrix
7 408 (3.73%) HP
8 336 (3.07%) SAP
9 288 (2.63%) Red Hat
10 275 (2.51%) IBM
11 263 (2.40%) Tableau
12 231 (2.11%) Dell
13 221 (2.02%) NetApp
14 208 (1.90%) Xamarin
15 184 (1.68%) Juniper
16 178 (1.63%) Splunk
17 157 (1.43%) EMC
18 155 (1.42%) CheckPoint
19 139 (1.27%) Sitecore
20 126 (1.15%) Palo Alto