Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 30 69
Rank change year-on-year +15 +39 +97
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 16,850 12,238 7,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.18% 7.12% 4.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.72% 35.57% 29.91%
Number of salaries quoted 13,745 10,360 6,178
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £34,100 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 37,679 34,407 23,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.99% 20.02% 13.62%
Number of salaries quoted 30,050 28,484 20,083
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,275 £82,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 16 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 21 January 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 +15 15,819 £57,500 +9.52% 2,968
UK excluding London +15 9,136 £50,000 +5.26% 2,048
London +13 7,306 £67,500 +8.00% 1,131
South East +14 2,903 £52,500 +5.00% 494
North of England +25 2,222 £50,000 +11.11% 565
Midlands +12 1,408 £50,000 +5.26% 368
North West +30 1,152 £55,000 +10.00% 266
East of England +24 1,050 £52,500 +5.00% 184
West Midlands +18 936 £52,500 +10.53% 245
Yorkshire +28 896 £46,500 +3.33% 233
South West +8 892 £47,500 +5.56% 227
East Midlands +4 471 £47,500 - 123
Scotland +11 442 £50,000 +11.11% 103
Wales +9 221 £44,000 +10.00% 75
North East +8 176 £43,750 +19.05% 66
Northern Ireland +10 72 £50,000 +25.00% 34

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 7,686 (45.61%) Amazon AWS
2 6,859 (40.71%) Microsoft
3 6,458 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5,719 (33.94%) C#
5 5,536 (32.85%) .NET
6 4,882 (28.97%) SQL
7 4,410 (26.17%) SQL Server
8 4,279 (25.39%) Windows
9 4,181 (24.81%) DevOps
10 3,553 (21.09%) JavaScript
11 3,169 (18.81%) Finance
12 2,973 (17.64%) Active Directory
13 2,756 (16.36%) Office 365
14 2,733 (16.22%) MVC
15 2,622 (15.56%) Linux
16 2,531 (15.02%) ASP.NET
17 2,521 (14.96%) Python
18 2,468 (14.65%) AngularJS
19 2,348 (13.93%) HTML
20 2,332 (13.84%) VMware
21 2,277 (13.51%) Docker
22 2,199 (13.05%) Java
23 2,124 (12.61%) CSS
24 2,062 (12.24%) Google Cloud Platform
25 2,023 (12.01%) PowerShell
26 1,995 (11.84%) Microservices
27 1,921 (11.40%) Scrum
28 1,904 (11.30%) Windows Server
29 1,891 (11.22%) Degree
30 1,859 (11.03%) Git (software)

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 1,135 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 810 (4.81%) MS Exchange
3 599 (3.55%) IIS
4 549 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
5 500 (2.97%) Apache Spark
6 360 (2.14%) Confluence
7 337 (2.00%) Apache
8 328 (1.95%) Skype for Business
9 279 (1.66%) CMS
10 277 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
11 241 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
12 222 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
13 201 (1.19%) OpenStack
14 178 (1.06%) Tomcat
15 127 (0.75%) SAS
16 125 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
17 119 (0.71%) nginx
18 105 (0.62%) JBoss
19 93 (0.55%) WebLogic
20 84 (0.50%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 626 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
2 178 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 91 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 84 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 54 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 31 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 23 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.065%) Maya
9 10 (0.059%) SPSS
10 8 (0.047%) Chatbot
10 8 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.024%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.012%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.012%) HipChat
14 1 (0.006%) ArchiCAD
14 1 (0.006%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.006%) MicroStation
14 1 (0.006%) Revit
14 1 (0.006%) Stata
Business Applications
1 431 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 130 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 44 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 33 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
4 33 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
5 29 (0.17%) Magento
6 27 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
7 20 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
8 19 (0.11%) Eloqua
8 19 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 18 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 17 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
11 11 (0.065%) Infor M3
12 10 (0.059%) Shopify
13 9 (0.053%) Movex
13 9 (0.053%) SAP GRC
14 8 (0.047%) Relativity
15 7 (0.042%) SAP CO
15 7 (0.042%) SAP FI
15 7 (0.042%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7,686 (45.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2,756 (16.36%) Office 365
3 2,062 (12.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1,408 (8.36%) PaaS
5 1,372 (8.14%) SaaS
6 1,063 (6.31%) IaaS
7 817 (4.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 658 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
9 493 (2.93%) Serverless
10 435 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
11 379 (2.25%) GitHub
12 287 (1.70%) Azure Data Factory
13 280 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
14 250 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
15 236 (1.40%) Amazon S3
16 225 (1.34%) OpenShift
17 210 (1.25%) IBM Cloud
18 199 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 171 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
20 165 (0.98%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 1,524 (9.04%) Firewall
2 964 (5.72%) DNS
3 610 (3.62%) DHCP
4 582 (3.45%) WAN
5 560 (3.32%) VPN
6 525 (3.12%) LAN
7 517 (3.07%) TCP/IP
8 508 (3.01%) SAN
9 438 (2.60%) Internet
10 356 (2.11%) Network Security
11 340 (2.02%) Skype
12 283 (1.68%) Wireless
13 282 (1.67%) VLAN
14 221 (1.31%) MPLS
15 216 (1.28%) HTTP
15 216 (1.28%) Unified Communications
16 199 (1.18%) VoIP
17 162 (0.96%) SSL
18 121 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
19 105 (0.62%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,410 (26.17%) SQL Server
2 1,246 (7.39%) NoSQL
3 1,067 (6.33%) Big Data
4 975 (5.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 886 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 885 (5.25%) Power BI
7 825 (4.90%) MongoDB
8 762 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 750 (4.45%) Azure SQL Database
10 596 (3.54%) Relational Database
11 593 (3.52%) Hadoop
12 564 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 532 (3.16%) MySQL
14 500 (2.97%) SQL Server 2016
15 357 (2.12%) Data Lake
16 338 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
17 334 (1.98%) Cosmos DB
18 314 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
19 304 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
20 234 (1.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,859 (11.03%) Git (software)
2 1,465 (8.69%) Jenkins
3 988 (5.86%) Visual Studio
4 873 (5.18%) JIRA
5 859 (5.10%) TeamCity
6 777 (4.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 707 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 695 (4.12%) Visual Studio Team System
9 509 (3.02%) Selenium
10 469 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 339 (2.01%) Maven
12 315 (1.87%) Subversion
13 222 (1.32%) NUnit
14 201 (1.19%) Cucumber
15 185 (1.10%) Vagrant
16 162 (0.96%) Gradle
17 155 (0.92%) gulp
18 147 (0.87%) Bitbucket
19 141 (0.84%) Ant
20 131 (0.78%) Travis CI
General
1 3,169 (18.81%) Finance
2 815 (4.84%) Retail
3 633 (3.76%) Banking
4 499 (2.96%) Marketing
5 375 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 328 (1.95%) Games
7 295 (1.75%) Law
8 244 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 224 (1.33%) Legal
10 206 (1.22%) Advertising
11 132 (0.78%) Electronics
12 115 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 114 (0.68%) Investment Banking
14 105 (0.62%) Automotive
15 91 (0.54%) Publishing
16 63 (0.37%) Military
17 51 (0.30%) Back Office
18 49 (0.29%) Front Office
19 38 (0.23%) Retail Finance
20 34 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5,285 (31.36%) Developer
2 2,532 (15.03%) .NET Developer
3 2,411 (14.31%) Architect
4 1,631 (9.68%) C# Developer
5 1,349 (8.01%) DevOps Engineer
6 1,148 (6.81%) C# .NET Developer
7 1,141 (6.77%) Senior Developer
8 992 (5.89%) Consultant
9 947 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 873 (5.18%) Solutions Architect
11 793 (4.71%) Cloud Architect
12 705 (4.18%) Analyst
13 704 (4.18%) Software Engineer
14 632 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
15 626 (3.72%) Software Developer
16 566 (3.36%) Azure Architect
17 565 (3.35%) Azure Engineer
18 554 (3.29%) Azure Developer
19 487 (2.89%) Senior .NET Developer
19 487 (2.89%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,536 (32.85%) .NET
2 2,531 (15.02%) ASP.NET
3 2,468 (14.65%) AngularJS
4 2,348 (13.93%) HTML
5 2,124 (12.61%) CSS
6 1,769 (10.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1,655 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,544 (9.16%) Web Services
9 1,197 (7.10%) React
10 1,160 (6.88%) .NET Core
11 1,132 (6.72%) .NET Framework
12 944 (5.60%) RESTful
13 917 (5.44%) Node.js
14 898 (5.33%) REST
15 838 (4.97%) jQuery
16 820 (4.87%) HTML5
17 659 (3.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 645 (3.83%) Entity Framework
19 593 (3.52%) WCF
20 564 (3.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,032 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
2 1,008 (5.98%) Data Centre
3 977 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 924 (5.48%) Public Cloud
5 811 (4.81%) Fintech
6 590 (3.50%) User Experience
7 548 (3.25%) Hybrid Cloud
8 538 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
9 528 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
10 422 (2.50%) Management Information System
11 355 (2.11%) Mobile App
12 338 (2.01%) Private Cloud
13 294 (1.74%) Cloud Native
14 274 (1.63%) Hedge funds
15 237 (1.41%) Clustering
16 181 (1.07%) Algorithms
17 177 (1.05%) Replication
18 163 (0.97%) Data Structures
19 147 (0.87%) Virtual Team
20 129 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4,279 (25.39%) Windows
2 2,622 (15.56%) Linux
3 1,904 (11.30%) Windows Server
4 842 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 692 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 657 (3.90%) Windows 10
7 536 (3.18%) Unix
8 340 (2.02%) Windows 7
9 284 (1.69%) Android
10 233 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 230 (1.36%) Apple iOS
12 224 (1.33%) CentOS
13 162 (0.96%) Windows 8
14 157 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
15 145 (0.86%) Ubuntu
16 81 (0.48%) Debian
17 79 (0.47%) VMS
18 55 (0.33%) Mac OS X
19 50 (0.30%) AIX
20 49 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,458 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4,181 (24.81%) DevOps
3 2,733 (16.22%) MVC
4 1,995 (11.84%) Microservices
5 1,921 (11.40%) Scrum
6 1,848 (10.97%) Software Engineering
7 1,738 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
8 1,734 (10.29%) TDD
9 1,699 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
10 1,361 (8.08%) Analytics
11 1,295 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
12 1,207 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 1,202 (7.13%) ITIL
14 1,192 (7.07%) Test Automation
15 1,191 (7.07%) Migration
16 1,086 (6.45%) Mentoring
17 990 (5.88%) Presales
18 962 (5.71%) Computer Science
19 935 (5.55%) Project Management
20 925 (5.49%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5,719 (33.94%) C#
2 4,882 (28.97%) SQL
3 3,553 (21.09%) JavaScript
4 2,521 (14.96%) Python
5 2,199 (13.05%) Java
6 2,023 (12.01%) PowerShell
7 1,106 (6.56%) T-SQL
8 825 (4.90%) Bash Shell
9 756 (4.49%) Ruby
10 520 (3.09%) TypeScript
11 376 (2.23%) Perl
12 362 (2.15%) C++
13 355 (2.11%) PHP
14 331 (1.96%) Go
15 310 (1.84%) Scala
16 303 (1.80%) R
17 281 (1.67%) C
18 212 (1.26%) Shell Script
19 173 (1.03%) Java 8
20 141 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,891 (11.22%) Degree
2 1,030 (6.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 602 (3.57%) MCSE
4 510 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 504 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
6 465 (2.76%) Security Cleared
7 424 (2.52%) MCSA
8 351 (2.08%) CISSP
9 261 (1.55%) SC Cleared
10 214 (1.27%) CCNA
11 194 (1.15%) AWS Certification
12 187 (1.11%) MCP
13 183 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 160 (0.95%) CCNP
15 151 (0.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 146 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
17 119 (0.71%) MCITP
18 115 (0.68%) CISM
19 103 (0.61%) Master's Degree
20 80 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 630 (3.74%) QA
2 364 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 317 (1.88%) GDPR
4 311 (1.85%) SLA
5 134 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 130 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 81 (0.48%) PMO
8 68 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 28 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 23 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 20 (0.12%) COBIT
12 18 (0.11%) ISO 9001
13 16 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 15 (0.089%) SAS 70
15 8 (0.047%) MiFID
16 7 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 6 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 6 (0.036%) Solvency II
18 5 (0.030%) RMADS
19 4 (0.024%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 2,973 (17.64%) Active Directory
2 2,277 (13.51%) Docker
3 1,555 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1,262 (7.49%) Hyper-V
5 365 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
6 288 (1.71%) vSphere
7 233 (1.38%) XenApp
8 208 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
9 172 (1.02%) XenDesktop
10 89 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
11 84 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
12 71 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
13 66 (0.39%) VirtualBox
14 63 (0.37%) VMware NSX
15 52 (0.31%) XenServer
16 50 (0.30%) Firmware
17 42 (0.25%) HDFS
18 35 (0.21%) Xen
19 33 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 33 (0.20%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1,653 (9.81%) Ansible
2 1,542 (9.15%) Kubernetes
3 1,357 (8.05%) Puppet
4 1,103 (6.55%) Opscode Chef
5 1,004 (5.96%) Terraform
6 676 (4.01%) SCCM
7 245 (1.45%) Salt
8 243 (1.44%) SCOM
9 228 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
10 188 (1.12%) Prometheus
11 183 (1.09%) Nagios
12 180 (1.07%) Consul
13 173 (1.03%) Grafana
14 172 (1.02%) Packer
15 171 (1.01%) Docker Swarm
16 158 (0.94%) Graphite
17 147 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
18 124 (0.74%) SCVMM
19 113 (0.67%) Backup Exec
20 99 (0.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6,859 (40.71%) Microsoft
2 2,332 (13.84%) VMware
3 1,832 (10.87%) Google
4 967 (5.74%) Cisco
5 864 (5.13%) Citrix
6 803 (4.77%) Oracle
7 477 (2.83%) SAP
8 424 (2.52%) Tableau
9 409 (2.43%) IBM
10 389 (2.31%) HP
11 344 (2.04%) Red Hat
12 321 (1.91%) NetApp
13 272 (1.61%) Splunk
13 272 (1.61%) Xamarin
14 256 (1.52%) Dell
15 238 (1.41%) Veeam
16 218 (1.29%) EMC
17 190 (1.13%) Sitecore
18 185 (1.10%) New Relic
19 183 (1.09%) Salesforce.com