The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 63 94 112
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 87 36 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.53% 1.97% 0.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.65% 34.95% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 63 33 10
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +65.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £37,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,000 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Microsoft Azure
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Cloud Services Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
214 103 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.68% 5.63% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 160 71 69
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,202 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,250 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 29 April 2016.

Microsoft Azure Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 67 (48.91%) Microsoft
2 44 (32.12%) SQL Server
2 44 (32.12%) VMware
3 43 (31.39%) Active Directory
4 42 (30.66%) IaaS
5 41 (29.93%) Amazon AWS
6 40 (29.20%) .NET
7 39 (28.47%) Windows
8 37 (27.01%) TOGAF
9 36 (26.28%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (25.55%) SQL
11 34 (24.82%) ITIL
11 34 (24.82%) MVC
12 32 (23.36%) Presales
13 31 (22.63%) Data Centre
14 30 (21.90%) C#
15 29 (21.17%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (19.71%) ASP.NET
16 27 (19.71%) Skype for Business
17 26 (18.98%) PaaS
18 25 (18.25%) Microsoft Certification
18 25 (18.25%) Citrix
18 25 (18.25%) SCCM
19 24 (17.52%) Service Delivery
19 24 (17.52%) ASP.NET MVC
19 24 (17.52%) Hyper-V
20 23 (16.79%) Office 365
20 23 (16.79%) Windows Server
20 23 (16.79%) WCF
21 22 (16.06%) Oracle

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 27 (19.71%) Skype for Business
2 18 (13.14%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.76%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (7.30%) MS Exchange
5 7 (5.11%) OpenStack
6 6 (4.38%) IIS
7 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.92%) nginx
9 3 (2.19%) CMS
10 2 (1.46%) Node.js
10 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.73%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.73%) JBoss
11 1 (0.73%) Mule
11 1 (0.73%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 20 (14.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.46%) MS Office
2 2 (1.46%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (7.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.73%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 42 (30.66%) IaaS
2 41 (29.93%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (18.98%) PaaS
4 23 (16.79%) Office 365
5 13 (9.49%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (8.76%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (8.03%) SaaS
8 9 (6.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (2.92%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.03%) Firewall
2 9 (6.57%) LAN
3 7 (5.11%) DHCP
3 7 (5.11%) DNS
3 7 (5.11%) WAN
4 6 (4.38%) HTTPS
4 6 (4.38%) Skype
4 6 (4.38%) VoIP
5 5 (3.65%) MPLS
5 5 (3.65%) Wireless
6 4 (2.92%) NAS
6 4 (2.92%) NetScaler
6 4 (2.92%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (2.92%) SAN
6 4 (2.92%) WLAN
6 4 (2.92%) xDSL
7 3 (2.19%) Network Security
8 2 (1.46%) Internet
8 2 (1.46%) VPN
8 2 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (32.12%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.76%) DB2
2 12 (8.76%) MySQL
3 5 (3.65%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (2.92%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.19%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (2.19%) Neo4j
6 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.73%) Datazen
7 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.73%) OLAP
7 1 (0.73%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.73%) Power BI
7 1 (0.73%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (10.22%) Git (software)
1 14 (10.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (8.76%) Visual Studio
3 9 (6.57%) Subversion
4 7 (5.11%) Vagrant
5 3 (2.19%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.19%) Maven
6 2 (1.46%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.73%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.73%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.73%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.73%) Xcode
General
1 13 (9.49%) Publishing
2 12 (8.76%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.11%) Local Government
4 4 (2.92%) Finance
5 3 (2.19%) Legal
6 2 (1.46%) Games
6 2 (1.46%) Law
6 2 (1.46%) Retail
7 1 (0.73%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (35.04%) Architect
2 37 (27.01%) Developer
3 26 (18.98%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (12.41%) Senior Developer
5 15 (10.95%) Consultant
6 11 (8.03%) .NET Developer
7 10 (7.30%) Enterprise Architect
7 10 (7.30%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (6.57%) Technical Consultant
9 7 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) IT Manager
10 6 (4.38%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.38%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.65%) Applications Developer
11 5 (3.65%) Azure Consultant
11 5 (3.65%) Cloud Consultant
11 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.92%) Analyst
12 4 (2.92%) Java Developer
12 4 (2.92%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (29.20%) .NET
2 27 (19.71%) ASP.NET
3 24 (17.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 23 (16.79%) WCF
5 17 (12.41%) Web Services
6 16 (11.68%) REST
6 16 (11.68%) XML
7 12 (8.76%) .NET Framework
8 11 (8.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 11 (8.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (8.03%) XSLT
9 9 (6.57%) Entity Framework
9 9 (6.57%) HTML
9 9 (6.57%) SOAP
10 8 (5.84%) JSON
11 7 (5.11%) AngularJS
11 7 (5.11%) ELK Stack
11 7 (5.11%) jQuery
12 6 (4.38%) Spring
12 6 (4.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (22.63%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.95%) Computer Science
2 15 (10.95%) User Experience
3 12 (8.76%) CMDB
3 12 (8.76%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.92%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.19%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.46%) Clustering
7 2 (1.46%) FMCG
7 2 (1.46%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.46%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.46%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.46%) Replication
7 2 (1.46%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.73%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.73%) Blog
8 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 39 (28.47%) Windows
2 23 (16.79%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.57%) Linux
3 9 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.11%) Android
6 5 (3.65%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.65%) Windows 10
6 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.92%) Unix
7 4 (2.92%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.01%) TOGAF
2 34 (24.82%) ITIL
2 34 (24.82%) MVC
3 32 (23.36%) Presales
4 29 (21.17%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (17.52%) Service Delivery
6 22 (16.06%) CRM
7 20 (14.60%) SOA
8 19 (13.87%) Software Engineering
9 18 (13.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (13.14%) Scrum
9 18 (13.14%) Service Management
10 17 (12.41%) PRINCE2
10 17 (12.41%) Technical Architecture
11 16 (11.68%) Project Management
12 14 (10.22%) Business Development
12 14 (10.22%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (10.22%) Line Management
13 13 (9.49%) ITIL V3
13 13 (9.49%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.55%) SQL
2 30 (21.90%) C#
3 18 (13.14%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.57%) XPath
5 7 (5.11%) Java
6 6 (4.38%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.65%) Ruby
7 5 (3.65%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.92%) C
8 4 (2.92%) Groovy
8 4 (2.92%) Scala
8 4 (2.92%) XAML
9 3 (2.19%) Clojure
9 3 (2.19%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.46%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.46%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.46%) VB
11 1 (0.73%) F#
11 1 (0.73%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (18.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (13.87%) Degree
3 13 (9.49%) ISEB
4 12 (8.76%) PMI Certification
4 12 (8.76%) PMP
5 8 (5.84%) MCSE
6 7 (5.11%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.11%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.92%) CCNA
7 4 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.19%) CIPD
8 3 (2.19%) MCSA
9 2 (1.46%) CISSP
9 2 (1.46%) MCITP
10 1 (0.73%) CCNP
10 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.76%) QA
2 7 (5.11%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (31.39%) Active Directory
2 36 (26.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (17.52%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.38%) XenApp
5 5 (3.65%) vSphere
6 4 (2.92%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.92%) XenServer
7 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.46%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.73%) Firmware
9 1 (0.73%) vCloud
9 1 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (18.25%) SCCM
2 15 (10.95%) SCVMM
3 13 (9.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 8 (5.84%) SCOM
5 7 (5.11%) Packer
5 7 (5.11%) Puppet
5 7 (5.11%) Terraform
6 5 (3.65%) Windows Intune
7 3 (2.19%) Grafana
7 3 (2.19%) Graphite
7 3 (2.19%) Uchiwa
8 2 (1.46%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.46%) SCSM
9 1 (0.73%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.73%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.73%) vRealize
Vendors
1 67 (48.91%) Microsoft
2 44 (32.12%) VMware
3 25 (18.25%) Citrix
4 22 (16.06%) Oracle
5 21 (15.33%) NetApp
6 19 (13.87%) Cisco
7 17 (12.41%) HP
8 15 (10.95%) IBM
9 14 (10.22%) EMC
10 12 (8.76%) BMC
10 12 (8.76%) CheckPoint
10 12 (8.76%) Juniper
11 7 (5.11%) Google
12 4 (2.92%) Aerohive Networks
12 4 (2.92%) Dell
12 4 (2.92%) Ruckus Wireless
12 4 (2.92%) SonicWALL
12 4 (2.92%) WSO2
13 3 (2.19%) MuleSoft
13 3 (2.19%) Sitecore
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