The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 23 July 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 Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 50 - 58
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 8 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.73% - 0.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 72.73% - 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 0
Average salary £62,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -9.47%
Cloud Services Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
11 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.38% 0.61% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 2
Average salary £58,750 £37,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.78% +23.33%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Microsoft Azure Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft Azure
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn - 8 £62,500 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) Marketing
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) Logistics
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) SLA
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (25.00%) WCF
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (12.50%) HTML5
6 1 (12.50%) Social Media
6 1 (12.50%) REST
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
6 1 (12.50%) RESTful
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) Advertising

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) IT Director
2 2 (25.00%) Head of IT
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) WCF
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Logistics
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft