Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 50 100
Rank change year-on-year +28 +50 +112
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 15,821 9,313 5,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.09% 5.38% 2.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.97% 33.07% 24.97%
Number of salaries quoted 13,046 8,023 5,004
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 39,578 28,164 23,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.74% 16.26% 11.78%
Number of salaries quoted 32,177 23,398 19,888
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £43,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +8.05% -1.14% +3.53%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +28 14,781 £55,000 +10.00% 1,933
UK excluding London +23 8,957 £47,500 +5.56% 1,270
London +29 6,392 £65,000 +8.33% 780
South East +16 2,621 £50,000 +5.26% 357
North of England +29 2,156 £47,500 +11.76% 316
Midlands +21 1,449 £47,500 +5.56% 199
East of England +37 1,080 £52,500 +10.53% 116
Yorkshire +38 992 £47,000 +9.30% 115
South West +27 986 £45,000 +5.88% 161
North West +24 957 £50,000 +11.11% 178
West Midlands +13 803 £50,000 +11.11% 132
East Midlands +40 645 £47,500 - 67
Scotland +30 512 £45,000 - 81
North East +7 206 £45,000 +28.57% 23
Wales +8 153 £42,500 +6.25% 28
Northern Ireland +33 36 £40,000 +6.67% 12
Channel Islands +10 14 £60,000 -7.69%
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 7,279 (46.01%) Amazon AWS
2 6,743 (42.62%) Microsoft
3 5,910 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
4 5,376 (33.98%) C#
5 5,295 (33.47%) .NET
6 4,828 (30.52%) SQL
7 4,726 (29.87%) SQL Server
8 4,261 (26.93%) Windows
9 3,803 (24.04%) DevOps
10 3,203 (20.25%) JavaScript
11 2,927 (18.50%) MVC
12 2,826 (17.86%) Active Directory
13 2,801 (17.70%) Finance
14 2,757 (17.43%) ASP.NET
15 2,637 (16.67%) Linux
16 2,636 (16.66%) VMware
17 2,616 (16.53%) Office 365
18 2,458 (15.54%) AngularJS
19 2,331 (14.73%) HTML
20 2,191 (13.85%) Windows Server
21 2,087 (13.19%) PowerShell
22 2,062 (13.03%) CSS
23 2,058 (13.01%) TDD
24 1,983 (12.53%) Python
25 1,927 (12.18%) Docker
26 1,912 (12.09%) Git (software)
27 1,894 (11.97%) ASP.NET MVC
28 1,884 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
29 1,852 (11.71%) Scrum
30 1,717 (10.85%) Java

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 1,002 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 763 (4.82%) MS Exchange
3 628 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
4 593 (3.75%) IIS
5 381 (2.41%) Apache Spark
6 334 (2.11%) OpenStack
7 321 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 315 (1.99%) Skype for Business
9 307 (1.94%) CMS
10 298 (1.88%) Confluence
11 278 (1.76%) Apache
12 249 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
13 238 (1.50%) Tomcat
14 159 (1.00%) Umbraco
15 154 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
16 134 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
17 120 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
18 110 (0.70%) JBoss
19 107 (0.68%) EPiServer
20 106 (0.67%) Ethereum
Applications
1 573 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
2 178 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 56 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 52 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.070%) Chatbot
7 11 (0.070%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.051%) SPSS
9 6 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.032%) Stata
11 4 (0.025%) Mathematica
12 3 (0.019%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.019%) Moqups
13 1 (0.006%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.006%) Maya
13 1 (0.006%) Simulink
13 1 (0.006%) Snagit
13 1 (0.006%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 308 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 110 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 89 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
4 40 (0.25%) Eloqua
5 34 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 26 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 18 (0.11%) Magento
7 18 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 18 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 17 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
9 12 (0.076%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 12 (0.076%) SDL Web 8
10 10 (0.063%) Cognos TM1
10 10 (0.063%) Concordance
10 10 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
10 10 (0.063%) Oracle EBS R12
10 10 (0.063%) Relativity
10 10 (0.063%) SAP Hybris
11 9 (0.057%) Elite 3E
12 8 (0.051%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7,279 (46.01%) Amazon AWS
2 2,616 (16.53%) Office 365
3 1,343 (8.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1,279 (8.08%) PaaS
5 1,269 (8.02%) IaaS
6 1,112 (7.03%) SaaS
7 637 (4.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 601 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
9 412 (2.60%) Azure Data Factory
10 391 (2.47%) GitHub
11 370 (2.34%) Serverless
12 339 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
13 309 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
14 270 (1.71%) Amazon S3
15 219 (1.38%) IBM Cloud
16 191 (1.21%) npm
17 185 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
18 165 (1.04%) OneDrive
19 146 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 144 (0.91%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,324 (8.37%) Firewall
2 995 (6.29%) DNS
3 626 (3.96%) VPN
4 625 (3.95%) WAN
5 596 (3.77%) DHCP
6 590 (3.73%) SAN
7 531 (3.36%) LAN
8 452 (2.86%) TCP/IP
9 394 (2.49%) Network Security
10 292 (1.85%) Skype
11 282 (1.78%) Internet
12 260 (1.64%) VLAN
13 228 (1.44%) HTTP
14 215 (1.36%) VoIP
15 195 (1.23%) Wireless
16 193 (1.22%) NetScaler
17 171 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
18 168 (1.06%) NAS
19 154 (0.97%) MPLS
20 153 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,726 (29.87%) SQL Server
2 1,338 (8.46%) NoSQL
3 1,146 (7.24%) MongoDB
4 1,020 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 956 (6.04%) Big Data
6 917 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 803 (5.08%) Power BI
8 720 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
9 671 (4.24%) MySQL
10 661 (4.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 629 (3.98%) SQL Server 2016
12 615 (3.89%) Azure SQL Database
13 539 (3.41%) Relational Database
14 487 (3.08%) Hadoop
15 482 (3.05%) Data Lake
16 350 (2.21%) Redis
17 344 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
18 294 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
19 291 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
20 267 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1,912 (12.09%) Git (software)
2 1,532 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 1,038 (6.56%) Visual Studio
4 973 (6.15%) TeamCity
5 896 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 792 (5.01%) JIRA
7 687 (4.34%) Octopus Deploy
8 564 (3.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 497 (3.14%) Visual Studio Team System
10 402 (2.54%) Selenium
11 327 (2.07%) Subversion
12 267 (1.69%) Maven
13 238 (1.50%) NUnit
14 225 (1.42%) Bitbucket
15 207 (1.31%) Vagrant
16 183 (1.16%) gulp
17 160 (1.01%) Mocha
18 151 (0.95%) Cucumber
19 124 (0.78%) GoCD
20 121 (0.76%) MSBuild
General
1 2,801 (17.70%) Finance
2 820 (5.18%) Retail
3 551 (3.48%) Marketing
4 529 (3.34%) Banking
5 508 (3.21%) Advertising
6 349 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 261 (1.65%) Games
8 219 (1.38%) Legal
8 219 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 185 (1.17%) Law
10 113 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 109 (0.69%) Electronics
12 96 (0.61%) Publishing
13 81 (0.51%) Automotive
14 63 (0.40%) Investment Banking
15 61 (0.39%) German Language
16 60 (0.38%) Back Office
17 50 (0.32%) Billing
17 50 (0.32%) Retail Banking
18 49 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4,969 (31.41%) Developer
2 2,385 (15.07%) .NET Developer
3 2,021 (12.77%) Architect
4 1,508 (9.53%) C# Developer
5 1,296 (8.19%) Consultant
6 1,276 (8.07%) DevOps Engineer
7 987 (6.24%) Senior Developer
8 983 (6.21%) C# .NET Developer
9 901 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 704 (4.45%) Software Developer
11 699 (4.42%) Cloud Architect
12 654 (4.13%) Analyst
13 644 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
14 638 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
15 636 (4.02%) Software Engineer
16 590 (3.73%) Azure Engineer
17 493 (3.12%) Support Engineer
18 449 (2.84%) Senior .NET Developer
19 430 (2.72%) Azure Developer
20 422 (2.67%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,295 (33.47%) .NET
2 2,757 (17.43%) ASP.NET
3 2,458 (15.54%) AngularJS
4 2,331 (14.73%) HTML
5 2,062 (13.03%) CSS
6 1,894 (11.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,688 (10.67%) Web Services
8 1,629 (10.30%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,310 (8.28%) .NET Framework
10 991 (6.26%) RESTful
11 917 (5.80%) jQuery
12 916 (5.79%) HTML5
12 916 (5.79%) REST
13 894 (5.65%) React
14 815 (5.15%) Node.js
15 776 (4.90%) Entity Framework
15 776 (4.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 715 (4.52%) WCF
17 713 (4.51%) .NET Core
18 555 (3.51%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1,043 (6.59%) Data Centre
2 876 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 787 (4.97%) Computer Science
4 779 (4.92%) Public Cloud
5 740 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
6 567 (3.58%) Fintech
7 563 (3.56%) User Experience
8 483 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
9 462 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
10 395 (2.50%) Private Cloud
11 364 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
12 320 (2.02%) Mobile App
13 312 (1.97%) Management Information System
14 252 (1.59%) Clustering
15 249 (1.57%) Replication
16 168 (1.06%) Algorithms
17 159 (1.00%) PKI
18 158 (1.00%) Cloud Native
19 139 (0.88%) Driving Licence
20 115 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4,261 (26.93%) Windows
2 2,637 (16.67%) Linux
3 2,191 (13.85%) Windows Server
4 948 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 775 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 541 (3.42%) Windows 10
7 505 (3.19%) Unix
8 295 (1.86%) Windows 7
9 253 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 219 (1.38%) Android
11 194 (1.23%) CentOS
12 163 (1.03%) Ubuntu
13 158 (1.00%) Apple iOS
14 127 (0.80%) VMS
15 114 (0.72%) Windows 8
16 92 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
17 77 (0.49%) Mac OS X
18 71 (0.45%) Mac OS
19 54 (0.34%) Debian
20 52 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,910 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3,803 (24.04%) DevOps
3 2,927 (18.50%) MVC
4 2,058 (13.01%) TDD
5 1,884 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
6 1,852 (11.71%) Scrum
7 1,661 (10.50%) Software Engineering
8 1,603 (10.13%) Microservices
9 1,593 (10.07%) Business Intelligence
10 1,405 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
11 1,299 (8.21%) ITIL
12 1,297 (8.20%) Analytics
13 1,234 (7.80%) Migration
14 1,152 (7.28%) Test Automation
15 981 (6.20%) Presales
16 915 (5.78%) BDD
16 915 (5.78%) SDLC
17 914 (5.78%) Configuration Management
18 861 (5.44%) Project Management
19 858 (5.42%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5,376 (33.98%) C#
2 4,828 (30.52%) SQL
3 3,203 (20.25%) JavaScript
4 2,087 (13.19%) PowerShell
5 1,983 (12.53%) Python
6 1,717 (10.85%) Java
7 1,035 (6.54%) T-SQL
8 852 (5.39%) Ruby
9 640 (4.05%) Bash Shell
10 387 (2.45%) PHP
11 373 (2.36%) Perl
12 353 (2.23%) TypeScript
13 280 (1.77%) C++
14 268 (1.69%) VB.NET
15 245 (1.55%) Go
16 204 (1.29%) R
17 197 (1.25%) Shell Script
18 185 (1.17%) ES6
19 183 (1.16%) C
20 182 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,551 (9.80%) Degree
2 1,106 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 697 (4.41%) MCSE
4 421 (2.66%) Security Cleared
5 376 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 371 (2.34%) MCSA
7 369 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
8 264 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 236 (1.49%) CCNA
10 230 (1.45%) SC Cleared
11 177 (1.12%) MCP
12 176 (1.11%) CCNP
13 175 (1.11%) CISSP
14 141 (0.89%) MCITP
15 134 (0.85%) AWS Certification
16 120 (0.76%) CCIE
17 117 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
18 97 (0.61%) CISM
19 80 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
20 62 (0.39%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 605 (3.82%) QA
2 467 (2.95%) GCP
3 284 (1.80%) SLA
4 276 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 207 (1.31%) GDPR
6 109 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 84 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 40 (0.25%) COBIT
8 40 (0.25%) PMO
9 37 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 36 (0.23%) HIPAA
11 30 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
12 17 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 10 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.038%) GAMP
14 6 (0.038%) GPG13
14 6 (0.038%) MiFID
14 6 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.032%) Solvency II
16 4 (0.025%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2,826 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 1,927 (12.18%) Docker
3 1,612 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,367 (8.64%) Hyper-V
5 455 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
6 369 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
7 341 (2.16%) XenApp
8 325 (2.05%) vSphere
9 261 (1.65%) XenDesktop
10 168 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
11 165 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
12 132 (0.83%) VMware NSX
13 80 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
14 79 (0.50%) VirtualBox
15 76 (0.48%) HDFS
16 70 (0.44%) XenServer
17 56 (0.35%) Xen
18 53 (0.33%) Apache Flume
19 51 (0.32%) BitLocker
20 44 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,539 (9.73%) Ansible
2 1,456 (9.20%) Puppet
3 1,346 (8.51%) Opscode Chef
4 1,019 (6.44%) Kubernetes
5 836 (5.28%) Terraform
6 656 (4.15%) SCCM
7 298 (1.88%) SCOM
8 262 (1.66%) Microsoft Intune
9 230 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
10 222 (1.40%) Kibana
11 213 (1.35%) Nagios
12 192 (1.21%) Salt
13 166 (1.05%) SCVMM
14 150 (0.95%) SCOrch
15 136 (0.86%) Packer
16 133 (0.84%) WSUS
17 132 (0.83%) Consul
18 130 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 119 (0.75%) vCenter Server
20 116 (0.73%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6,743 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 2,636 (16.66%) VMware
3 1,680 (10.62%) Google
4 1,088 (6.88%) Cisco
5 1,064 (6.73%) Citrix
6 933 (5.90%) Oracle
7 446 (2.82%) HP
8 406 (2.57%) IBM
9 361 (2.28%) Splunk
10 360 (2.28%) Red Hat
11 357 (2.26%) Xamarin
12 344 (2.17%) Tableau
13 271 (1.71%) SAP
14 253 (1.60%) Dell
15 236 (1.49%) NetApp
16 231 (1.46%) F5
17 221 (1.40%) Veeam
18 200 (1.26%) CheckPoint
19 187 (1.18%) EMC
20 186 (1.18%) ServiceNow