Eighty percent (80%) of the Fortune 500 is on the Microsoft Cloud, making Microsoft Azure skills increasingly popular amongst hiring employers.
In April 2018, permanent jobs citing Azure in the UK alone had rocketed to nearly 15,000 positions. In the same period last year, this number was almost half at 8,000.
Azure jobs are on the up – along with the salaries, too. Averaging at £55k per annum and reaching £82,500 per annum, Azure jobs pay slightly more than the median salary of other cloud skills.
Which jobs require Azure?
From developers to architects and engineers, there are a number of professions and businesses with Azure requirements. Since November 2017, these are the top 12 positions advertising for Azure:
- .NET developer
- C# Developer
- Dev Ops Engineer
- Senior Developer
- Infrastructure Engineer
- Cloud Architect
- Cloud Engineer
- Software Developer
- Solutions Architect
In addition to Azure, what other tech skills are employers looking for?
In 2018, the jobs that cited Azure also requested the following ten skills (in order of popularity), which is worth noting if you’re looking to hone your CV or develop your skills:
- Agile Software Development
- Dev Ops
Azure Training and Qualifications currently in demand
In the first few months of 2018, employers looking for Azure skills were requesting various qualifications alongside the skills and experience mentioned above. 10% cited a degree and 7% a Microsoft Certification, whilst others included Cisco, MCSA, MCSE and VMWare certification.
Current Employers and Azure Vacancies
To see current jobs in UK requesting Azure skills, take a look at the latest vacancies here: www.providepeople.com/jobsor contact our team for CV advice.