Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 82 203
Rank change year-on-year +40 +121 +165
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 10333 6378 3644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.87% 3.22% 1.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.41% 26.91% 19.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8807 5380 2906
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,250 £32,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 30027 23701 18982
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.06% 11.97% 8.74%
Number of salaries quoted 24663 20008 15332
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,374 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £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 17 August 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 17 August 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 9681 £52,500 - 661
UK excluding London +47 5823 £45,000 -5.26% 407
London +44 4242 £62,500 +4.17% 294
South East +62 1829 £48,000 -4.00% 119
North of England +39 1352 £43,500 -3.33% 94
Midlands +38 970 £45,000 -5.26% 69
West Midlands +49 721 £43,750 -12.50% 47
North West +33 716 £45,000 - 55
South West +50 642 £43,000 +7.50% 41
East of England +63 637 £47,500 -5.00% 43
Yorkshire +41 551 £42,500 -10.53% 37
Scotland +20 264 £45,000 +12.50% 36
East Midlands +32 253 £47,500 +18.75% 22
Wales +35 147 £45,750 +14.38% 4
North East +48 87 £35,000 - 2
Northern Ireland -34 7 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Channel Islands - 5 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 4981 (48.20%) Microsoft
2 4574 (44.27%) Amazon AWS
3 3672 (35.54%) .NET
4 3545 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
5 3523 (34.09%) C#
6 3513 (34.00%) SQL Server
7 3113 (30.13%) SQL
8 2947 (28.52%) Windows
9 2274 (22.01%) MVC
10 2231 (21.59%) JavaScript
11 2129 (20.60%) ASP.NET
12 1952 (18.89%) VMware
13 1909 (18.47%) Office 365
14 1813 (17.55%) Active Directory
15 1807 (17.49%) DevOps
16 1801 (17.43%) Finance
17 1725 (16.69%) HTML
18 1693 (16.38%) AngularJS
19 1680 (16.26%) CSS
20 1575 (15.24%) Linux
21 1536 (14.86%) Windows Server
22 1470 (14.23%) TDD
23 1407 (13.62%) ASP.NET MVC
24 1347 (13.04%) PowerShell
25 1296 (12.54%) Scrum
26 1268 (12.27%) Java
27 1239 (11.99%) Web Services
28 1229 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
29 1194 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
30 1169 (11.31%) ASP.NET Web API

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
1 681 (6.59%) SharePoint
2 591 (5.72%) MS Exchange
3 556 (5.38%) IIS
4 385 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
5 366 (3.54%) Skype for Business
6 318 (3.08%) OpenStack
7 260 (2.52%) CMS
8 248 (2.40%) Apache Spark
9 247 (2.39%) Tomcat
10 243 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
11 242 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
12 227 (2.20%) Apache
13 180 (1.74%) Confluence
14 161 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
15 153 (1.48%) Umbraco
16 140 (1.35%) JBoss
17 111 (1.07%) WebSphere
18 105 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
18 105 (1.02%) WebLogic
19 101 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 383 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
2 105 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
3 57 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.27%) SPSS
5 22 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.087%) HipChat
8 7 (0.068%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.068%) InVision
9 4 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.029%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.019%) Mathcad
11 2 (0.019%) Simulink
12 1 (0.010%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.010%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 175 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 64 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.18%) Eloqua
5 14 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 10 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.068%) Infor CloudSuite
8 6 (0.058%) Infor M3
8 6 (0.058%) SDL Web 8
8 6 (0.058%) thinkFolio
8 6 (0.058%) Workday HCM
9 5 (0.048%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.048%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.048%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.039%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.039%) HFM
10 4 (0.039%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.039%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.039%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.039%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4574 (44.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1909 (18.47%) Office 365
3 850 (8.23%) IaaS
4 820 (7.94%) PaaS
5 689 (6.67%) SaaS
6 530 (5.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 378 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 352 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
9 243 (2.35%) GitHub
10 139 (1.35%) Azure Machine Learning
11 104 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
12 99 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
13 98 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
14 97 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
15 74 (0.72%) OpenShift
16 73 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
17 65 (0.63%) Amazon S3
17 65 (0.63%) Bluemix
18 64 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 56 (0.54%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 853 (8.26%) Firewall
2 661 (6.40%) DNS
3 502 (4.86%) SAN
4 478 (4.63%) WAN
5 435 (4.21%) LAN
6 392 (3.79%) VPN
7 376 (3.64%) DHCP
8 340 (3.29%) TCP/IP
9 321 (3.11%) Skype
10 263 (2.55%) Internet
11 213 (2.06%) Network Security
12 200 (1.94%) VoIP
13 171 (1.65%) HTTP
14 161 (1.56%) VLAN
15 149 (1.44%) Wireless
16 137 (1.33%) BGP
17 131 (1.27%) MPLS
18 127 (1.23%) NAS
19 116 (1.12%) OSPF
20 109 (1.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3513 (34.00%) SQL Server
2 894 (8.65%) NoSQL
3 878 (8.50%) MongoDB
4 803 (7.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 741 (7.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 710 (6.87%) Big Data
7 630 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
8 522 (5.05%) Power BI
9 504 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 497 (4.81%) MySQL
11 432 (4.18%) Hadoop
12 397 (3.84%) Azure SQL Database
13 377 (3.65%) SQL Server 2016
14 376 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
15 355 (3.44%) Relational Database
16 354 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
17 321 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
18 256 (2.48%) Redis
19 246 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
20 190 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 990 (9.58%) Git (software)
2 752 (7.28%) Jenkins
3 631 (6.11%) Visual Studio
4 626 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 580 (5.61%) TeamCity
6 403 (3.90%) JIRA
7 380 (3.68%) Octopus Deploy
8 251 (2.43%) Selenium
9 223 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 187 (1.81%) Subversion
11 175 (1.69%) Maven
12 167 (1.62%) NUnit
13 131 (1.27%) Bitbucket
14 119 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
15 116 (1.12%) Vagrant
16 111 (1.07%) SpecFlow
17 83 (0.80%) Cucumber
18 76 (0.74%) gulp
19 71 (0.69%) JUnit
20 70 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1801 (17.43%) Finance
2 457 (4.42%) Retail
3 402 (3.89%) Marketing
4 333 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 294 (2.85%) Manufacturing
6 285 (2.76%) Banking
7 226 (2.19%) Legal
8 221 (2.14%) Electronics
9 218 (2.11%) Advertising
10 164 (1.59%) Games
11 120 (1.16%) Law
12 76 (0.74%) Publishing
13 65 (0.63%) Local Government
14 56 (0.54%) Investment Banking
15 49 (0.47%) Automotive
16 43 (0.42%) Back Office
16 43 (0.42%) Financial Institution
17 36 (0.35%) Billing
18 27 (0.26%) Spanish Language
19 24 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3555 (34.40%) Developer
2 1789 (17.31%) .NET Developer
3 1315 (12.73%) Architect
4 1163 (11.26%) C# Developer
5 814 (7.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 778 (7.53%) Senior Developer
7 710 (6.87%) Consultant
8 683 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 616 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
10 536 (5.19%) Analyst
11 500 (4.84%) Cloud Architect
12 492 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
13 445 (4.31%) ASP.NET Developer
14 407 (3.94%) Software Developer
15 396 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
16 385 (3.73%) Senior .NET Developer
17 368 (3.56%) Azure Engineer
18 355 (3.44%) SQL Developer
19 346 (3.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 322 (3.12%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3672 (35.54%) .NET
2 2129 (20.60%) ASP.NET
3 1725 (16.69%) HTML
4 1693 (16.38%) AngularJS
5 1680 (16.26%) CSS
6 1407 (13.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1239 (11.99%) Web Services
8 1169 (11.31%) ASP.NET Web API
9 971 (9.40%) .NET Framework
10 803 (7.77%) HTML5
11 719 (6.96%) jQuery
12 648 (6.27%) Entity Framework
13 600 (5.81%) React
14 598 (5.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 594 (5.75%) Node.js
16 587 (5.68%) RESTful
17 549 (5.31%) WCF
18 535 (5.18%) REST
19 518 (5.01%) CSS3
20 419 (4.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 635 (6.15%) Data Centre
2 630 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 501 (4.85%) Public Cloud
4 484 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
5 433 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
6 374 (3.62%) Fintech
7 313 (3.03%) User Experience
8 273 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
9 251 (2.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 236 (2.28%) Mobile App
11 224 (2.17%) Management Information System
12 175 (1.69%) Private Cloud
13 172 (1.66%) Clustering
14 118 (1.14%) Replication
15 116 (1.12%) Virtual Team
16 111 (1.07%) iPad
17 86 (0.83%) PKI
18 83 (0.80%) Algorithms
19 79 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
20 78 (0.75%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2947 (28.52%) Windows
2 1575 (15.24%) Linux
3 1536 (14.86%) Windows Server
4 783 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 558 (5.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 418 (4.05%) Unix
7 328 (3.17%) Windows 10
8 294 (2.85%) Android
9 282 (2.73%) Apple iOS
10 267 (2.58%) Windows 7
11 189 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 134 (1.30%) CentOS
13 110 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
14 103 (1.00%) Windows 8
15 93 (0.90%) Ubuntu
16 85 (0.82%) Mac OS X
17 48 (0.46%) CoreOS
18 36 (0.35%) Debian
18 36 (0.35%) Mac OS
19 31 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3545 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
2 2274 (22.01%) MVC
3 1807 (17.49%) DevOps
4 1470 (14.23%) TDD
5 1296 (12.54%) Scrum
6 1229 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
7 1158 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
8 951 (9.20%) ITIL
9 797 (7.71%) Software Engineering
10 673 (6.51%) Mentoring
11 670 (6.48%) Analytics
12 656 (6.35%) Microservices
13 648 (6.27%) Migration
14 633 (6.13%) Test Automation
15 621 (6.01%) OO
16 584 (5.65%) BDD
17 570 (5.52%) Web Development
18 543 (5.26%) Presales
19 517 (5.00%) SDLC
20 501 (4.85%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3523 (34.09%) C#
2 3113 (30.13%) SQL
3 2231 (21.59%) JavaScript
4 1347 (13.04%) PowerShell
5 1268 (12.27%) Java
6 1073 (10.38%) Python
7 740 (7.16%) T-SQL
8 542 (5.25%) Ruby
9 448 (4.34%) Bash Shell
10 290 (2.81%) Perl
11 259 (2.51%) PHP
12 207 (2.00%) C++
13 196 (1.90%) R
14 191 (1.85%) TypeScript
15 188 (1.82%) VB.NET
16 186 (1.80%) F#
17 165 (1.60%) C
18 157 (1.52%) Go
19 136 (1.32%) Shell Script
20 127 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1001 (9.69%) Degree
2 726 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 498 (4.82%) MCSE
4 321 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
5 282 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 279 (2.70%) MCSA
7 220 (2.13%) Security Cleared
8 167 (1.62%) CCNA
9 166 (1.61%) CCNP
10 162 (1.57%) SC Cleared
11 146 (1.41%) MCP
12 133 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 103 (1.00%) CISSP
14 88 (0.85%) CCIE
15 75 (0.73%) ISEB
16 64 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
17 57 (0.55%) MCSD
18 55 (0.53%) MCITP
19 49 (0.47%) CISM
20 45 (0.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 365 (3.53%) QA
2 191 (1.85%) SLA
3 114 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 78 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 71 (0.69%) GCP
6 64 (0.62%) Data Quality
7 31 (0.30%) COBIT
7 31 (0.30%) GDPR
8 27 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 27 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 23 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 21 (0.20%) PMO
11 10 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 9 (0.087%) ISO 14001
13 8 (0.077%) SSAE 16
14 7 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 6 (0.058%) ISO 22301
16 5 (0.048%) HIPAA
17 4 (0.039%) PMBOK
18 3 (0.029%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1813 (17.55%) Active Directory
2 1194 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1016 (9.83%) Hyper-V
4 887 (8.58%) Docker
5 247 (2.39%) vSphere
6 178 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
7 146 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
8 126 (1.22%) XenApp
9 81 (0.78%) XenDesktop
10 70 (0.68%) vCloud
11 66 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
12 62 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
13 43 (0.42%) KVM
14 39 (0.38%) Terminal Services
15 31 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
16 28 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 26 (0.25%) VMware NSX
17 26 (0.25%) XenServer
18 19 (0.18%) VirtualBox
19 17 (0.16%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1010 (9.77%) Puppet
2 849 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
3 835 (8.08%) Ansible
4 493 (4.77%) SCCM
5 335 (3.24%) Kubernetes
6 317 (3.07%) SCOM
7 228 (2.21%) Terraform
8 177 (1.71%) Nagios
9 170 (1.65%) Kibana
10 140 (1.35%) WSUS
11 117 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
12 107 (1.04%) Backup Exec
13 92 (0.89%) Mesos
13 92 (0.89%) Salt
14 68 (0.66%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 57 (0.55%) Graphite
16 55 (0.53%) vCenter Server
17 53 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
17 53 (0.51%) logstash
18 49 (0.47%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4981 (48.20%) Microsoft
2 1952 (18.89%) VMware
3 880 (8.52%) Cisco
4 753 (7.29%) Google
5 713 (6.90%) Oracle
6 585 (5.66%) Citrix
7 378 (3.66%) HP
8 337 (3.26%) SAP
9 296 (2.86%) Tableau
10 283 (2.74%) Xamarin
11 248 (2.40%) IBM
12 231 (2.24%) Red Hat
13 214 (2.07%) NetApp
14 183 (1.77%) Dell
15 167 (1.62%) Juniper
16 165 (1.60%) Splunk
17 156 (1.51%) EMC
18 138 (1.34%) CheckPoint
19 136 (1.32%) Sitecore
20 133 (1.29%) Veeam