The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 62 71 69
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.20% 0.16% 0.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.14% 3.23% 41.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 5
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +90.90%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
Microsoft Azure
North West

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

Cloud Services Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
14 31 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.83% 5.02% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 10 31 10
Average salary £37,250 £45,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.22% +55.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,800 £25,650
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £36,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +10.46%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft Azure
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Liverpool +18 1 £52,500 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (62.50%) Office 365
4 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (50.00%) .NET
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) MS Office
4 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) Migration
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Intune
5 3 (37.50%) C#
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (25.00%) jQuery
7 1 (12.50%) HTML
7 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (12.50%) IIS
7 1 (12.50%) CSS
7 1 (12.50%) MCP
7 1 (12.50%) MCAD
7 1 (12.50%) MCSD
7 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (12.50%) OO
7 1 (12.50%) CRM
7 1 (12.50%) SOA
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (12.50%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) WCF
3 1 (12.50%) WPF
3 1 (12.50%) LINQ
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) Ajax
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) MVVM
2 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCAD
1 1 (12.50%) MCSD
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) MCTS
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft