Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 62 129
Rank change year-on-year +38 +67 +104
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 14,764 8,229 5,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.33% 4.78% 2.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.80% 31.96% 23.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12,326 7,144 4,568
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 39,057 25,748 22,852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.03% 14.97% 11.15%
Number of salaries quoted 32,053 21,496 19,310
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 April 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 19 April 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 +37 13,776 £55,000 +10.00% 1,766
UK excluding London +30 8,257 £47,500 +5.56% 1,147
London +34 6,052 £62,500 +4.17% 713
South East +15 2,404 £50,000 - 301
North of England +34 1,920 £47,500 +11.76% 301
Midlands +43 1,395 £47,500 +5.56% 193
East of England +41 977 £55,000 +11.11% 139
South West +39 932 £45,000 +5.88% 118
North West +21 856 £50,000 +11.11% 160
Yorkshire +46 834 £45,000 - 108
West Midlands +36 771 £50,000 +11.11% 111
East Midlands +53 623 £47,500 - 81
Scotland +30 478 £45,000 - 57
North East +12 230 £45,000 +28.57% 33
Wales +5 153 £40,000 - 20
Northern Ireland +26 25 £40,000 +39.13% 14
Channel Islands +10 12 £62,500 -3.85% 4
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 6,775 (45.89%) Amazon AWS
2 6,375 (43.18%) Microsoft
3 5,284 (35.79%) Agile Software Development
4 4,859 (32.91%) C#
5 4,729 (32.03%) .NET
6 4,511 (30.55%) SQL
7 4,465 (30.24%) SQL Server
8 3,977 (26.94%) Windows
9 3,504 (23.73%) DevOps
10 2,986 (20.22%) JavaScript
11 2,725 (18.46%) MVC
12 2,620 (17.75%) ASP.NET
13 2,549 (17.26%) Active Directory
14 2,528 (17.12%) Office 365
15 2,518 (17.05%) Finance
16 2,466 (16.70%) VMware
17 2,391 (16.19%) Linux
18 2,285 (15.48%) HTML
19 2,158 (14.62%) AngularJS
20 2,084 (14.12%) Windows Server
21 2,032 (13.76%) CSS
22 1,924 (13.03%) PowerShell
23 1,886 (12.77%) Python
24 1,795 (12.16%) Docker
25 1,753 (11.87%) TDD
25 1,753 (11.87%) ASP.NET MVC
26 1,683 (11.40%) Git (software)
27 1,674 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
28 1,666 (11.28%) Scrum
29 1,637 (11.09%) Google

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
1 983 (6.66%) SharePoint
2 718 (4.86%) MS Exchange
3 610 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
4 504 (3.41%) IIS
5 400 (2.71%) Apache Spark
6 357 (2.42%) OpenStack
7 316 (2.14%) Skype for Business
8 293 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
9 291 (1.97%) CMS
10 276 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
11 243 (1.65%) Apache
12 238 (1.61%) Confluence
13 194 (1.31%) Umbraco
14 178 (1.21%) Tomcat
15 175 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
16 162 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
17 125 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
18 123 (0.83%) nginx
19 107 (0.72%) JBoss
20 96 (0.65%) EPiServer
Applications
1 581 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
2 138 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 72 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
4 40 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 22 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 12 (0.081%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.068%) Chatbot
8 10 (0.068%) SPSS
9 8 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.054%) Mathematica
10 4 (0.027%) InVision
10 4 (0.027%) Stata
11 3 (0.020%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.007%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.007%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.007%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.007%) Snagit
12 1 (0.007%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 296 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 104 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 70 (0.47%) Distributed Ledger
4 29 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 28 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 23 (0.16%) Eloqua
7 20 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 19 (0.13%) Magento
9 14 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
10 12 (0.081%) NetSuite
11 9 (0.061%) SAP Hybris
12 8 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
12 8 (0.054%) SAP S/4HANA
12 8 (0.054%) SDL Web 8
13 5 (0.034%) Elite 3E
13 5 (0.034%) Finacle
13 5 (0.034%) Summit
14 4 (0.027%) OpenText MBPM
14 4 (0.027%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
14 4 (0.027%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6,775 (45.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2,528 (17.12%) Office 365
3 1,317 (8.92%) IaaS
4 1,240 (8.40%) PaaS
5 1,210 (8.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 964 (6.53%) SaaS
7 621 (4.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 621 (4.21%) Cloud Computing
8 398 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
9 378 (2.56%) GitHub
10 330 (2.24%) Serverless
11 289 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
12 274 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
13 228 (1.54%) Amazon S3
14 173 (1.17%) OneDrive
15 147 (1.00%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 144 (0.98%) npm
17 142 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
18 140 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
19 107 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1,226 (8.30%) Firewall
2 887 (6.01%) DNS
3 628 (4.25%) WAN
4 577 (3.91%) VPN
5 558 (3.78%) DHCP
6 539 (3.65%) SAN
7 502 (3.40%) LAN
8 394 (2.67%) TCP/IP
9 357 (2.42%) Network Security
10 275 (1.86%) Skype
11 254 (1.72%) Internet
12 225 (1.52%) VLAN
13 207 (1.40%) VoIP
14 206 (1.40%) HTTP
15 173 (1.17%) NetScaler
16 160 (1.08%) NAS
17 154 (1.04%) Wireless
18 146 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
19 120 (0.81%) MPLS
20 115 (0.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,465 (30.24%) SQL Server
2 1,200 (8.13%) NoSQL
3 1,153 (7.81%) MongoDB
4 1,021 (6.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 953 (6.45%) Big Data
6 882 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 791 (5.36%) Power BI
8 691 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
9 663 (4.49%) MySQL
10 655 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 635 (4.30%) SQL Server 2016
12 572 (3.87%) Azure SQL Database
13 481 (3.26%) Hadoop
14 476 (3.22%) Relational Database
15 468 (3.17%) Data Lake
16 344 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
17 325 (2.20%) Redis
18 306 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
19 274 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
20 273 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,683 (11.40%) Git (software)
2 1,404 (9.51%) Jenkins
3 1,025 (6.94%) Visual Studio
4 851 (5.76%) TeamCity
5 847 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 711 (4.82%) JIRA
7 572 (3.87%) Octopus Deploy
8 518 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 446 (3.02%) Visual Studio Team System
10 335 (2.27%) Selenium
11 307 (2.08%) Subversion
12 262 (1.77%) Maven
13 220 (1.49%) Bitbucket
14 216 (1.46%) NUnit
15 150 (1.02%) gulp
16 149 (1.01%) Vagrant
17 128 (0.87%) Cucumber
18 123 (0.83%) Mocha
19 120 (0.81%) Hudson
20 116 (0.79%) GoCD
General
1 2,518 (17.05%) Finance
2 778 (5.27%) Retail
3 482 (3.26%) Marketing
4 474 (3.21%) Advertising
5 453 (3.07%) Banking
6 306 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 214 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 208 (1.41%) Games
9 201 (1.36%) Law
10 185 (1.25%) Legal
11 120 (0.81%) Publishing
12 117 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 106 (0.72%) Electronics
14 65 (0.44%) Automotive
14 65 (0.44%) Retail Banking
15 54 (0.37%) Billing
16 41 (0.28%) Investment Banking
17 40 (0.27%) German Language
18 39 (0.26%) Back Office
19 37 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4,565 (30.92%) Developer
2 2,173 (14.72%) .NET Developer
3 1,911 (12.94%) Architect
4 1,354 (9.17%) C# Developer
5 1,296 (8.78%) Consultant
6 1,197 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
7 900 (6.10%) C# .NET Developer
8 879 (5.95%) Senior Developer
9 764 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 651 (4.41%) Cloud Architect
11 628 (4.25%) Cloud Engineer
12 623 (4.22%) Software Developer
13 601 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
14 584 (3.96%) Analyst
15 529 (3.58%) Azure Engineer
16 512 (3.47%) Software Engineer
17 455 (3.08%) Support Engineer
18 421 (2.85%) Senior .NET Developer
19 393 (2.66%) Azure Architect
20 389 (2.63%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,729 (32.03%) .NET
2 2,620 (17.75%) ASP.NET
3 2,285 (15.48%) HTML
4 2,158 (14.62%) AngularJS
5 2,032 (13.76%) CSS
6 1,753 (11.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,575 (10.67%) Web Services
8 1,454 (9.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,250 (8.47%) .NET Framework
10 974 (6.60%) RESTful
11 924 (6.26%) HTML5
12 897 (6.08%) jQuery
13 824 (5.58%) Node.js
14 813 (5.51%) REST
15 791 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 750 (5.08%) React
17 736 (4.99%) Entity Framework
18 706 (4.78%) WCF
19 611 (4.14%) .NET Core
20 581 (3.94%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1,003 (6.79%) Data Centre
2 792 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 780 (5.28%) Computer Science
4 699 (4.73%) Public Cloud
5 651 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
6 526 (3.56%) User Experience
7 509 (3.45%) Fintech
8 484 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
9 406 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
10 349 (2.36%) Private Cloud
11 306 (2.07%) Management Information System
12 303 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
13 281 (1.90%) Mobile App
14 237 (1.61%) Clustering
15 235 (1.59%) Replication
16 165 (1.12%) Algorithms
17 139 (0.94%) PKI
18 131 (0.89%) Cloud Native
19 125 (0.85%) Driving Licence
20 111 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3,977 (26.94%) Windows
2 2,391 (16.19%) Linux
3 2,084 (14.12%) Windows Server
4 938 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 725 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 509 (3.45%) Windows 10
7 450 (3.05%) Unix
8 346 (2.34%) Windows 7
9 231 (1.56%) Android
10 215 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 207 (1.40%) Apple iOS
12 192 (1.30%) CentOS
13 151 (1.02%) Ubuntu
14 148 (1.00%) Windows 8
15 117 (0.79%) VMS
16 106 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
17 78 (0.53%) Mac OS
18 61 (0.41%) Mac OS X
19 45 (0.30%) Debian
20 34 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,284 (35.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3,504 (23.73%) DevOps
3 2,725 (18.46%) MVC
4 1,753 (11.87%) TDD
5 1,674 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
6 1,666 (11.28%) Scrum
7 1,521 (10.30%) Business Intelligence
8 1,457 (9.87%) Software Engineering
9 1,307 (8.85%) Microservices
10 1,283 (8.69%) Analytics
11 1,273 (8.62%) ITIL
12 1,271 (8.61%) Migration
13 1,207 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
14 1,064 (7.21%) Presales
15 1,044 (7.07%) Test Automation
16 821 (5.56%) Open Source
17 819 (5.55%) SDLC
18 807 (5.47%) Configuration Management
19 801 (5.43%) Project Management
20 753 (5.10%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4,859 (32.91%) C#
2 4,511 (30.55%) SQL
3 2,986 (20.22%) JavaScript
4 1,924 (13.03%) PowerShell
5 1,886 (12.77%) Python
6 1,586 (10.74%) Java
7 911 (6.17%) T-SQL
8 898 (6.08%) Ruby
9 678 (4.59%) Bash Shell
10 372 (2.52%) Perl
11 363 (2.46%) PHP
12 276 (1.87%) VB.NET
13 272 (1.84%) TypeScript
14 234 (1.58%) R
15 222 (1.50%) C++
16 200 (1.35%) F#
17 188 (1.27%) Shell Script
18 182 (1.23%) Scala
19 163 (1.10%) C
20 155 (1.05%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,379 (9.34%) Degree
2 1,043 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 678 (4.59%) MCSE
4 397 (2.69%) Security Cleared
5 358 (2.42%) MCSA
6 336 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
7 316 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 231 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 221 (1.50%) CCNA
10 213 (1.44%) SC Cleared
11 168 (1.14%) MCP
12 162 (1.10%) CISSP
13 154 (1.04%) CCNP
14 123 (0.83%) AWS Certification
15 117 (0.79%) MCITP
16 114 (0.77%) CISM
17 97 (0.66%) CCIE
18 89 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
19 72 (0.49%) PhD
20 67 (0.45%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 522 (3.54%) QA
2 392 (2.66%) GCP
3 257 (1.74%) SLA
4 232 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 198 (1.34%) GDPR
6 108 (0.73%) Data Quality
7 90 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 46 (0.31%) PMO
9 38 (0.26%) HIPAA
10 37 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
11 36 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 31 (0.21%) COBIT
13 9 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 8 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 7 (0.047%) Disclosure Scotland
16 6 (0.041%) MiFID
16 6 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 6 (0.041%) Solvency II
17 5 (0.034%) Actionable Recommendations
17 5 (0.034%) GAMP
System Software
1 2,549 (17.26%) Active Directory
2 1,795 (12.16%) Docker
3 1,543 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,300 (8.81%) Hyper-V
5 388 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
6 353 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
7 346 (2.34%) XenApp
8 290 (1.96%) vSphere
9 247 (1.67%) XenDesktop
10 180 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 152 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
12 109 (0.74%) VMware NSX
13 74 (0.50%) HDFS
14 69 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
15 63 (0.43%) BitLocker
16 51 (0.35%) Apache Flume
17 40 (0.27%) VirtualBox
18 34 (0.23%) NFS
18 34 (0.23%) XenServer
19 33 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,392 (9.43%) Puppet
2 1,349 (9.14%) Ansible
3 1,266 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
4 876 (5.93%) Kubernetes
5 702 (4.75%) Terraform
6 656 (4.44%) SCCM
7 307 (2.08%) SCOM
8 296 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
9 246 (1.67%) Kibana
10 205 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
11 191 (1.29%) Nagios
12 178 (1.21%) WSUS
13 164 (1.11%) SCVMM
14 153 (1.04%) SCOrch
15 143 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 136 (0.92%) Packer
17 134 (0.91%) Salt
18 123 (0.83%) Backup Exec
19 116 (0.79%) vCenter Server
20 106 (0.72%) Consul
Vendors
1 6,375 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 2,466 (16.70%) VMware
3 1,637 (11.09%) Google
4 1,031 (6.98%) Citrix
5 930 (6.30%) Cisco
6 909 (6.16%) Oracle
7 385 (2.61%) HP
8 362 (2.45%) Tableau
9 337 (2.28%) IBM
10 289 (1.96%) Xamarin
11 287 (1.94%) Splunk
12 285 (1.93%) Red Hat
13 231 (1.56%) SAP
14 228 (1.54%) Dell
14 228 (1.54%) NetApp
15 220 (1.49%) Sitecore
16 208 (1.41%) Veeam
17 188 (1.27%) F5
18 173 (1.17%) EMC
19 165 (1.12%) CheckPoint