The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 68 65 69
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 9 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.10% 0.30% 0.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.62% 16.67% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £30,750 £31,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% -33.68%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Microsoft Azure
England

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

Cloud Services Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
26 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 3.18% 1.82% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 12
Average salary £27,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.88% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £26,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £46,500 £87,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in the North East

Microsoft Azure
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the North East region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Durham - 8 £31,500 -
Tyne and Wear -10 1 £30,000 -4.76% 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 27 (100.00%) .NET
1 27 (100.00%) MVC
1 27 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (96.30%) C#
3 25 (92.59%) ASP.NET
4 24 (88.89%) Scrum
5 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (62.96%) Windows
7 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
7 10 (37.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (37.04%) WCF
7 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 9 (33.33%) CSS
8 9 (33.33%) Web Services
8 9 (33.33%) HTML
9 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
9 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
9 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (29.63%) Games
9 8 (29.63%) .NET Framework
9 8 (29.63%) jQuery
9 8 (29.63%) HTML5
9 8 (29.63%) CSS3
9 8 (29.63%) Web Application Development
9 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (25.93%) Graceful Degradation
10 7 (25.93%) Razor View Engine
10 7 (25.93%) Open Source
10 7 (25.93%) Progressive Enhancement

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) NUnit
2 2 (7.41%) Subversion
2 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (29.63%) Games
2 7 (25.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Developer
2 12 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Software Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Team Leader
4 4 (14.81%) Development Team Leader
4 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
4 4 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Head of Development
5 3 (11.11%) Head of Technology
5 3 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (92.59%) ASP.NET
3 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (37.04%) WCF
4 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 9 (33.33%) CSS
5 9 (33.33%) Web Services
5 9 (33.33%) HTML
6 8 (29.63%) .NET Framework
6 8 (29.63%) jQuery
6 8 (29.63%) HTML5
6 8 (29.63%) CSS3
6 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 7 (25.93%) Razor View Engine
8 6 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (7.41%) WF
10 2 (7.41%) RESTful
10 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (7.41%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Open Source
1 7 (25.93%) Blog
2 6 (22.22%) Online Games
3 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (11.11%) User Experience
5 2 (7.41%) Online Gambling
5 2 (7.41%) Social Gaming
6 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) MVC
1 27 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (88.89%) Scrum
3 8 (29.63%) Web Application Development
4 7 (25.93%) Graceful Degradation
4 7 (25.93%) Progressive Enhancement
4 7 (25.93%) Data Management
4 7 (25.93%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
6 3 (11.11%) People Management
6 3 (11.11%) Business Development
6 3 (11.11%) OO
7 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) C#
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (25.93%) Degree
2 7 (25.93%) MCTS
2 7 (25.93%) MCITP
2 7 (25.93%) MCPD
2 7 (25.93%) MCSE
2 7 (25.93%) MCP
2 7 (25.93%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle