Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 22 50
Rank change year-on-year +11 +28 +49
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 18,751 15,842 9,363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.98% 9.08% 5.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.20% 38.17% 31.70%
Number of salaries quoted 15,287 13,074 8,077
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 42,419 41,509 29,536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.36% 23.79% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 34,355 33,799 24,623
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,750 £29,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.75% -1.14%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 +10 17,299 £57,500 +4.55% 1,497
UK excluding London +11 10,490 £50,000 +5.26% 1,018
London +13 7,657 £67,500 +3.85% 568
South East +11 3,244 £52,500 +5.00% 291
North of England +7 2,496 £47,500 - 279
Midlands +9 1,712 £50,000 +5.26% 179
North West +17 1,242 £50,000 - 153
West Midlands +13 1,176 £52,500 +5.00% 107
South West +6 1,142 £45,000 - 82
Yorkshire +6 1,060 £47,000 - 98
East of England +9 915 £50,000 -4.76% 103
Scotland +12 697 £45,000 - 74
East Midlands +2 527 £45,000 -5.26% 72
Wales +14 230 £43,000 +1.18% 11
North East +6 194 £44,000 -2.22% 28
Northern Ireland +11 88 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Channel Islands -4 2 £56,250 -6.25% 1
Isle of Man +2 1 £55,000 +10.00%

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 8,272 (44.11%) Amazon AWS
2 7,608 (40.57%) Microsoft
3 6,870 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
4 5,681 (30.30%) C#
5 5,670 (30.24%) .NET
6 5,462 (29.13%) SQL
7 5,253 (28.01%) DevOps
8 4,660 (24.85%) Windows
9 4,419 (23.57%) SQL Server
10 3,589 (19.14%) JavaScript
11 3,477 (18.54%) Office 365
12 3,258 (17.38%) Active Directory
13 3,142 (16.76%) Finance
14 2,849 (15.19%) Python
15 2,697 (14.38%) VMware
16 2,662 (14.20%) Linux
17 2,650 (14.13%) Google Cloud Platform
18 2,626 (14.00%) Docker
19 2,599 (13.86%) MVC
20 2,497 (13.32%) PowerShell
21 2,489 (13.27%) ASP.NET
22 2,284 (12.18%) Windows Server
23 2,260 (12.05%) Scrum
24 2,243 (11.96%) AngularJS
25 2,231 (11.90%) Java
26 2,038 (10.87%) HTML
27 2,008 (10.71%) Software Engineering
28 1,965 (10.48%) Git (software)
29 1,936 (10.32%) Microservices
30 1,917 (10.22%) 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 1,326 (7.07%) SharePoint
2 700 (3.73%) MS Exchange
3 607 (3.24%) IIS
4 500 (2.67%) Apache Spark
5 457 (2.44%) Skype for Business
6 381 (2.03%) Confluence
7 372 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
8 262 (1.40%) Apache
9 259 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
10 241 (1.29%) OpenStack
11 236 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
12 205 (1.09%) CMS
13 198 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
14 144 (0.77%) Tomcat
15 137 (0.73%) SAS
16 136 (0.73%) Apache Pig
17 105 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
18 104 (0.55%) nginx
19 83 (0.44%) Umbraco
20 80 (0.43%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 725 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
2 196 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 69 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 57 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 56 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 49 (0.26%) Chatbot
7 17 (0.091%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.075%) SPSS
9 9 (0.048%) HipChat
9 9 (0.048%) S-PLUS
10 7 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.032%) Sketch
12 5 (0.027%) InDesign
13 4 (0.021%) Adobe XD
13 4 (0.021%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.021%) EngageOne
13 4 (0.021%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.021%) Moqups
13 4 (0.021%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 549 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 120 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 52 (0.28%) Magento
4 41 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 36 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
6 33 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 28 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
8 27 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 25 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
10 20 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
11 13 (0.069%) Dynamics GP
12 12 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
13 10 (0.053%) WebTrends
14 9 (0.048%) nopCommerce
14 9 (0.048%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 9 (0.048%) SAP GRC
15 8 (0.043%) Fredhopper
16 7 (0.037%) Q-Pulse
16 7 (0.037%) Sage CRM
16 7 (0.037%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 8,272 (44.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3,477 (18.54%) Office 365
3 2,650 (14.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1,435 (7.65%) PaaS
5 1,339 (7.14%) SaaS
6 1,300 (6.93%) IaaS
7 1,221 (6.51%) Power Platform
8 1,050 (5.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 651 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
10 541 (2.89%) Serverless
11 463 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
12 400 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
13 392 (2.09%) GitHub
14 376 (2.01%) Azure Data Factory
15 231 (1.23%) OneDrive
16 222 (1.18%) OpenShift
17 218 (1.16%) Azure Functions
18 214 (1.14%) Azure Stack
19 202 (1.08%) IBM Cloud
20 154 (0.82%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1,594 (8.50%) Firewall
2 1,159 (6.18%) DNS
3 815 (4.35%) DHCP
4 747 (3.98%) WAN
5 701 (3.74%) LAN
6 630 (3.36%) VPN
7 605 (3.23%) TCP/IP
8 585 (3.12%) Skype
9 491 (2.62%) SAN
10 390 (2.08%) Internet
11 379 (2.02%) Network Security
12 335 (1.79%) VLAN
13 293 (1.56%) Wireless
14 271 (1.45%) MPLS
15 270 (1.44%) VoIP
16 223 (1.19%) HTTP
17 199 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
18 187 (1.00%) Unified Communications
19 127 (0.68%) NetScaler
19 127 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,419 (23.57%) SQL Server
2 1,176 (6.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1,164 (6.21%) Power BI
4 1,153 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1,077 (5.74%) NoSQL
6 982 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 963 (5.14%) Big Data
8 841 (4.49%) Azure SQL Database
9 793 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 716 (3.82%) MongoDB
11 669 (3.57%) Relational Database
12 594 (3.17%) Hadoop
13 562 (3.00%) MySQL
14 490 (2.61%) Data Lake
15 375 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 369 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
17 358 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
18 273 (1.46%) Cosmos DB
19 256 (1.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 229 (1.22%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,965 (10.48%) Git (software)
2 1,561 (8.32%) Jenkins
3 920 (4.91%) Visual Studio
4 877 (4.68%) JIRA
5 789 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 732 (3.90%) Visual Studio Team System
7 697 (3.72%) TeamCity
8 599 (3.19%) Octopus Deploy
9 528 (2.82%) Selenium
10 427 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 271 (1.45%) Subversion
12 264 (1.41%) Maven
13 255 (1.36%) Bitbucket
14 208 (1.11%) GitLab
15 196 (1.05%) Cucumber
16 195 (1.04%) NUnit
17 172 (0.92%) SpecFlow
18 157 (0.84%) WebDriver
19 155 (0.83%) Travis CI
20 119 (0.63%) webpack
General
1 3,142 (16.76%) Finance
2 909 (4.85%) Retail
3 584 (3.11%) Banking
4 491 (2.62%) Marketing
5 343 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 310 (1.65%) Law
7 262 (1.40%) Legal
8 244 (1.30%) Games
9 242 (1.29%) Manufacturing
10 210 (1.12%) Advertising
11 110 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 81 (0.43%) Back Office
13 75 (0.40%) Electronics
13 75 (0.40%) Front Office
14 74 (0.39%) Automotive
15 73 (0.39%) Investment Banking
16 57 (0.30%) Publishing
17 44 (0.23%) Local Government
18 43 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 29 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5,458 (29.11%) Developer
2 2,456 (13.10%) Architect
3 2,338 (12.47%) .NET Developer
4 1,491 (7.95%) C# Developer
5 1,392 (7.42%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,326 (7.07%) Consultant
7 1,225 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1,210 (6.45%) Senior Developer
9 1,055 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
10 1,012 (5.40%) Solutions Architect
11 884 (4.71%) Analyst
12 877 (4.68%) Software Developer
13 846 (4.51%) Cloud Engineer
14 783 (4.18%) Software Engineer
15 775 (4.13%) Azure Engineer
16 699 (3.73%) Cloud Architect
17 617 (3.29%) Azure Developer
18 533 (2.84%) Senior .NET Developer
19 507 (2.70%) Support Engineer
20 476 (2.54%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,670 (30.24%) .NET
2 2,489 (13.27%) ASP.NET
3 2,243 (11.96%) AngularJS
4 2,038 (10.87%) HTML
5 1,889 (10.07%) CSS
6 1,643 (8.76%) Web Services
7 1,433 (7.64%) .NET Core
8 1,408 (7.51%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,401 (7.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1,360 (7.25%) React
11 1,312 (7.00%) .NET Framework
12 988 (5.27%) Node.js
13 932 (4.97%) REST
14 839 (4.47%) RESTful
15 807 (4.30%) jQuery
16 748 (3.99%) Entity Framework
17 625 (3.33%) JSON
18 621 (3.31%) HTML5
19 516 (2.75%) WCF
20 480 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,086 (5.79%) Public Cloud
2 1,084 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1,060 (5.65%) Data Centre
4 962 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
5 653 (3.48%) Hybrid Cloud
6 625 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
7 564 (3.01%) User Experience
8 532 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
9 459 (2.45%) Management Information System
10 365 (1.95%) Mobile App
11 330 (1.76%) Cloud Native
12 245 (1.31%) Replication
13 230 (1.23%) Private Cloud
14 222 (1.18%) Clustering
15 202 (1.08%) Algorithms
16 190 (1.01%) Data Structures
17 165 (0.88%) Hedge funds
18 150 (0.80%) PKI
19 148 (0.79%) Virtual Team
20 123 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4,660 (24.85%) Windows
2 2,662 (14.20%) Linux
3 2,284 (12.18%) Windows Server
4 852 (4.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 801 (4.27%) Windows 10
6 611 (3.26%) Unix
7 610 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 355 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 280 (1.49%) Android
10 248 (1.32%) CentOS
11 246 (1.31%) Apple iOS
12 204 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 151 (0.81%) Ubuntu
14 138 (0.74%) Windows 8
15 100 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
16 99 (0.53%) Mac OS
17 63 (0.34%) Debian
18 48 (0.26%) Solaris
19 33 (0.18%) AIX
19 33 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,870 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5,253 (28.01%) DevOps
3 2,599 (13.86%) MVC
4 2,260 (12.05%) Scrum
5 2,008 (10.71%) Software Engineering
6 1,936 (10.32%) Microservices
7 1,877 (10.01%) Business Intelligence
8 1,772 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
9 1,738 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
10 1,655 (8.83%) TDD
11 1,574 (8.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 1,494 (7.97%) Migration
13 1,482 (7.90%) ITIL
14 1,470 (7.84%) Test Automation
15 1,440 (7.68%) Analytics
16 1,313 (7.00%) SDLC
17 1,209 (6.45%) Mentoring
18 1,074 (5.73%) Computer Science
19 1,057 (5.64%) Presales
20 1,000 (5.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5,681 (30.30%) C#
2 5,462 (29.13%) SQL
3 3,589 (19.14%) JavaScript
4 2,849 (15.19%) Python
5 2,497 (13.32%) PowerShell
6 2,231 (11.90%) Java
7 1,054 (5.62%) T-SQL
8 985 (5.25%) Bash Shell
9 718 (3.83%) Ruby
10 657 (3.50%) TypeScript
11 441 (2.35%) Scala
12 398 (2.12%) PHP
13 348 (1.86%) C++
14 329 (1.75%) R
15 292 (1.56%) Go
16 286 (1.53%) Perl
17 255 (1.36%) C
18 225 (1.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 172 (0.92%) VB.NET
20 157 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,855 (9.89%) Degree
2 1,131 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 668 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
4 586 (3.13%) MCSE
5 502 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 488 (2.60%) Security Cleared
7 473 (2.52%) MCSA
8 388 (2.07%) CCNA
9 284 (1.51%) CCNP
10 279 (1.49%) CISSP
11 272 (1.45%) SC Cleared
12 201 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 152 (0.81%) MCP
14 141 (0.75%) AWS Certification
14 141 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
15 126 (0.67%) MCITP
16 113 (0.60%) CISM
17 110 (0.59%) Master's Degree
18 86 (0.46%) DV Cleared
19 80 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 714 (3.81%) QA
2 387 (2.06%) SLA
3 358 (1.91%) GDPR
4 294 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 151 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 117 (0.62%) Data Quality
7 93 (0.50%) NIST
8 61 (0.33%) PMO
9 60 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 50 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 44 (0.23%) COBIT
12 37 (0.20%) NCSC
13 27 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 23 (0.12%) ISO 9001
15 22 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 21 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 11 (0.059%) ISO 22301
18 10 (0.053%) ISAE 3402
18 10 (0.053%) MiFID
19 9 (0.048%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3,258 (17.38%) Active Directory
2 2,626 (14.00%) Docker
3 1,748 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,469 (7.83%) Hyper-V
5 378 (2.02%) XenApp
6 343 (1.83%) vSphere
7 300 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
8 275 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
9 227 (1.21%) XenDesktop
10 111 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
11 93 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
12 85 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 82 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
14 80 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 73 (0.39%) VMware NSX
16 66 (0.35%) BitLocker
17 51 (0.27%) VirtualBox
18 49 (0.26%) Firmware
19 43 (0.23%) HDFS
20 35 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,905 (10.16%) Kubernetes
2 1,630 (8.69%) Ansible
3 1,365 (7.28%) Terraform
4 1,306 (6.96%) Puppet
5 1,025 (5.47%) Opscode Chef
6 941 (5.02%) SCCM
7 513 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
8 277 (1.48%) SCOM
9 211 (1.13%) Nagios
10 190 (1.01%) Salt
11 177 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
12 152 (0.81%) WSUS
13 143 (0.76%) Packer
14 142 (0.76%) Grafana
15 137 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
16 126 (0.67%) Prometheus
17 124 (0.66%) Consul
18 108 (0.58%) SCVMM
19 94 (0.50%) Kibana
20 92 (0.49%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7,608 (40.57%) Microsoft
2 2,697 (14.38%) VMware
3 1,917 (10.22%) Google
4 1,312 (7.00%) Cisco
5 991 (5.29%) Citrix
6 912 (4.86%) Oracle
7 430 (2.29%) IBM
8 408 (2.18%) HP
9 389 (2.07%) SAP
10 348 (1.86%) Tableau
11 334 (1.78%) NetApp
12 317 (1.69%) Dell
13 302 (1.61%) Splunk
14 287 (1.53%) Red Hat
15 283 (1.51%) Veeam
16 273 (1.46%) Databricks
16 273 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
17 226 (1.21%) Cloudera
18 205 (1.09%) Xamarin
19 197 (1.05%) CheckPoint