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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 59 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 26 14 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 3.27% 1.91% 1.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.81% 43.75% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25 13 11
Average salary £33,750 £30,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -52.00%
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
67 32 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 8.44% 4.37% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 55 30 22
Average salary £40,000 £31,750 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.98% -33.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,250 £20,050
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £41,405
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%

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
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the North East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Azure Salary Histogram 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 24 April 2015. 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
Tyne and Wear -1 22 £33,750 +12.50% 6
Durham - 3 £31,500 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 35 (81.40%) .NET
2 34 (79.07%) C#
3 33 (76.74%) ASP.NET
4 32 (74.42%) HTML
5 30 (69.77%) SQL Server
6 29 (67.44%) JavaScript
7 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (58.14%) Windows
9 23 (53.49%) SQL
9 23 (53.49%) .NET Framework
10 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
10 22 (51.16%) MVC
11 21 (48.84%) WCF
12 19 (44.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (44.19%) CSS
13 18 (41.86%) HTML5
14 16 (37.21%) jQuery
15 15 (34.88%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (34.88%) Amazon AWS
15 15 (34.88%) OO
15 15 (34.88%) SharePoint
16 14 (32.56%) CRM
17 13 (30.23%) SharePoint 2013
17 13 (30.23%) Ajax
17 13 (30.23%) Dynamics CRM
18 12 (27.91%) Office 365
18 12 (27.91%) SharePoint 2010
18 12 (27.91%) Microsoft Certification
18 12 (27.91%) BizTalk Server
18 12 (27.91%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 15 (34.88%) SharePoint
2 13 (30.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (27.91%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (27.91%) SharePoint 2010
3 12 (27.91%) IIS
4 3 (6.98%) Node.js
4 3 (6.98%) CMS
5 2 (4.65%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (2.33%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (34.88%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (27.91%) Office 365
3 5 (11.63%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (69.77%) SQL Server
2 15 (34.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Selenium
2 6 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.98%) MSTest
3 3 (6.98%) Moq
3 3 (6.98%) NUnit
4 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.33%) Finance
1 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (69.77%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) SharePoint Developer
3 9 (20.93%) .NET Developer
4 7 (16.28%) Senior Developer
5 5 (11.63%) C# Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Tester
5 5 (11.63%) Software Tester
5 5 (11.63%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Technical Leader
7 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Programmer
7 2 (4.65%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Web Programmer
7 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Engagement Manager
8 1 (2.33%) C# Application Developer
8 1 (2.33%) .NET Applications Developer
8 1 (2.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (81.40%) .NET
2 33 (76.74%) ASP.NET
3 32 (74.42%) HTML
4 23 (53.49%) .NET Framework
5 21 (48.84%) WCF
6 19 (44.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (44.19%) CSS
7 18 (41.86%) HTML5
8 16 (37.21%) jQuery
9 13 (30.23%) Ajax
10 6 (13.95%) Entity Framework
11 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (6.98%) CSS3
12 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC 2
12 3 (6.98%) Web Services
13 2 (4.65%) SOAP
13 2 (4.65%) REST
13 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
14 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 1 (2.33%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Computer Science
1 7 (16.28%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (58.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (51.16%) MVC
3 15 (34.88%) OO
4 14 (32.56%) CRM
5 11 (25.58%) OOA/OOD
5 11 (25.58%) Web Development
6 5 (11.63%) Web Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (11.63%) Kanban
6 5 (11.63%) TDD
6 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
6 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (9.30%) Scrum
8 3 (6.98%) OOD
8 3 (6.98%) Web Application Development
9 2 (4.65%) Data Management
9 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
10 1 (2.33%) BDD
10 1 (2.33%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 34 (79.07%) C#
2 29 (67.44%) JavaScript
3 23 (53.49%) SQL
4 11 (25.58%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.98%) VB
5 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.65%) Python
6 2 (4.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (25.58%) MCTS
2 11 (25.58%) MCP
2 11 (25.58%) MCAD
2 11 (25.58%) MCSD
3 9 (20.93%) Degree
4 5 (11.63%) ISEB
5 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.65%) RedDot
2 2 (4.65%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.33%) SAP
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