The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 105 96 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 10 22 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.55% 1.27% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.86% 31.43% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 22 0
Average salary £28,750 £62,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-54.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%
Cloud Services Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
56 70 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.09% 4.03% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 55 67 30
Average salary £43,750 £61,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +22.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,200 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £105,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Microsoft Azure
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Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Birmingham region.

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in Birmingham

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Azure Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure.

1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) C#
2 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 9 (56.25%) HTML
4 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (50.00%) CSS
5 7 (43.75%) jQuery
6 6 (37.50%) CSS3
6 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
7 5 (31.25%) SQL
7 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
7 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
7 5 (31.25%) Ajax
8 4 (25.00%) Degree
8 4 (25.00%) HTML5
8 4 (25.00%) Windows
9 3 (18.75%) DHCP
9 3 (18.75%) DNS
9 3 (18.75%) MS Office
9 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
9 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
9 3 (18.75%) Project Management
9 3 (18.75%) MVC
9 3 (18.75%) CMS
9 3 (18.75%) Lync
9 3 (18.75%) Office 365

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (18.75%) CMS
2 3 (18.75%) Lync
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
4 1 (6.25%) Apache
4 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (6.25%) Node.js
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (6.25%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DHCP
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
2 2 (12.50%) MPLS
2 2 (12.50%) SMTP
2 2 (12.50%) SSL
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.25%) Automotive
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Software Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Graduate
3 5 (31.25%) Graduate Software Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Graduate Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Programme Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Business Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) HTML
3 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (50.00%) CSS
4 7 (43.75%) jQuery
5 6 (37.50%) CSS3
6 5 (31.25%) Ajax
7 4 (25.00%) HTML5
8 2 (12.50%) WCF
8 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (12.50%) Web Services
9 1 (6.25%) Middleware
9 1 (6.25%) LAMP
9 1 (6.25%) REST
9 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
9 1 (6.25%) WPF
9 1 (6.25%) Silverlight
9 1 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) iPhone
2 2 (12.50%) iPad
2 2 (12.50%) New Media
3 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Android
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Phone
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) MVC
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Content Management
3 2 (12.50%) Logistics
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) CRM
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Facility Management
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
4 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (18.75%) MCITP
4 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) MCSE
4 2 (12.50%) MCP
5 1 (6.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Dell
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Twitter