The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 164 210 244
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +34
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 99 35 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 0.50% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.73% 22.88% 13.46%
Number of salaries quoted 99 30 21
Average salary £40,000 £44,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.11% +36.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,150 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +8.88%
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 West region.

Cloud Services Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
333 153 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.44% 2.19% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 287 135 127
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £69,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in the North West

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Microsoft Azure Salary Histogram in the North West

Microsoft Azure
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
Cheshire +48 59 £40,000 +23.07% 8
Manchester -12 33 £40,000 -10.11% 7
Merseyside +14 5 £72,500 +38.09% 1
Lancashire - 2 £36,250 - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 122 (61.62%) Microsoft
2 121 (61.11%) .NET
2 121 (61.11%) Windows
3 98 (49.49%) ASP.NET
3 98 (49.49%) C#
4 94 (47.47%) HTML
5 92 (46.46%) SQL
6 90 (45.45%) SQL Server
7 86 (43.43%) JavaScript
8 79 (39.90%) CSS
9 78 (39.39%) MVC
10 74 (37.37%) Agile Software Development
11 65 (32.83%) Web Services
12 60 (30.30%) jQuery
13 50 (25.25%) ASP.NET MVC
13 50 (25.25%) HTML5
14 47 (23.74%) Office 365
14 47 (23.74%) .NET Framework
15 42 (21.21%) OO
16 41 (20.71%) LINQ
17 39 (19.70%) T-SQL
18 37 (18.69%) Ajax
19 36 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 35 (17.68%) WCF
21 33 (16.67%) Subversion
22 32 (16.16%) Finance
23 31 (15.66%) User Experience
24 28 (14.14%) E-Commerce
24 28 (14.14%) SQL Server 2008
24 28 (14.14%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 12 (6.06%) Node.js
2 9 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.53%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.02%) Flash Media Server
5 1 (0.51%) Confluence
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (10.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.02%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 47 (23.74%) Office 365
2 9 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.01%) IaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Terremark
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
4 1 (0.51%) PaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.53%) Internet
2 1 (0.51%) Firewall
2 1 (0.51%) VLAN
2 1 (0.51%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.51%) VPN
2 1 (0.51%) SSL
2 1 (0.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 36 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (14.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (12.63%) Big Data
6 22 (11.11%) MySQL
7 15 (7.58%) NoSQL
8 13 (6.57%) Relational Database
9 9 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (16.67%) Subversion
2 23 (11.62%) Visual Studio
3 14 (7.07%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (6.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 11 (5.56%) NUnit
7 10 (5.05%) Selenium
8 6 (3.03%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (2.02%) FlexUnit
9 4 (2.02%) JUnit
10 3 (1.52%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.52%) MSTest
10 3 (1.52%) Moq
11 2 (1.01%) JIRA
12 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 32 (16.16%) Finance
2 6 (3.03%) Marketing
3 3 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.51%) Advertising
4 1 (0.51%) Retail
4 1 (0.51%) Billing
Job Titles
1 97 (48.99%) Developer
2 36 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 35 (17.68%) C# Developer
4 30 (15.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 29 (14.65%) Senior Developer
6 24 (12.12%) Web Developer
7 23 (11.62%) Architect
8 17 (8.59%) Senior C# Developer
9 16 (8.08%) Agile C# Developer
9 16 (8.08%) ASP.NET Developer
10 15 (7.58%) Development Manager
11 14 (7.07%) Enterprise Architect
11 14 (7.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 13 (6.57%) Technical Manager
12 13 (6.57%) Software Manager
12 13 (6.57%) Technical Account Manager
12 13 (6.57%) Software Development Manager
12 13 (6.57%) Account Manager
13 12 (6.06%) DBA
13 12 (6.06%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (61.11%) .NET
2 98 (49.49%) ASP.NET
3 94 (47.47%) HTML
4 79 (39.90%) CSS
5 65 (32.83%) Web Services
6 60 (30.30%) jQuery
7 50 (25.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 50 (25.25%) HTML5
8 47 (23.74%) .NET Framework
9 41 (20.71%) LINQ
10 37 (18.69%) Ajax
11 35 (17.68%) WCF
12 22 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 22 (11.11%) XHTML
12 22 (11.11%) SOAP
13 19 (9.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 15 (7.58%) PhoneGap
15 13 (6.57%) ADO.NET
15 13 (6.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 13 (6.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.66%) User Experience
2 22 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.08%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (7.07%) PMI
5 13 (6.57%) Mobile App
6 12 (6.06%) Replication
6 12 (6.06%) Statistics
7 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.52%) APACS
7 3 (1.52%) EMV
7 3 (1.52%) W3C
8 1 (0.51%) Clustering
8 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 121 (61.11%) Windows
2 26 (13.13%) Android
2 26 (13.13%) Apple iOS
3 24 (12.12%) Windows Phone
4 16 (8.08%) Linux
5 13 (6.57%) Windows Phone 8
6 6 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.52%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.51%) UNIX
9 1 (0.51%) Fedora
9 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.51%) CentOS
9 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (39.39%) MVC
2 74 (37.37%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (21.21%) OO
4 28 (14.14%) E-Commerce
4 28 (14.14%) Mentoring
5 27 (13.64%) Service Delivery
6 25 (12.63%) Web Development
7 22 (11.11%) Project Management
7 22 (11.11%) OOP
8 20 (10.10%) TDD
9 18 (9.09%) ERP
10 17 (8.59%) Unit Testing
11 16 (8.08%) Enterprise Architecture
11 16 (8.08%) UML
12 15 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (7.07%) Business Development
13 14 (7.07%) Resource Management
13 14 (7.07%) ITIL
13 14 (7.07%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 98 (49.49%) C#
2 92 (46.46%) SQL
3 86 (43.43%) JavaScript
4 39 (19.70%) T-SQL
5 25 (12.63%) VB.NET
6 17 (8.59%) C
7 15 (7.58%) Objective-C
7 15 (7.58%) C++
8 13 (6.57%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.53%) Java
10 3 (1.52%) VB
11 1 (0.51%) Python
11 1 (0.51%) Perl
11 1 (0.51%) Scala
11 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.51%) Ruby
11 1 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (10.10%) Degree
2 14 (7.07%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.02%) MCSE
3 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.52%) MCP
5 2 (1.01%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (8.59%) Hyper-V
2 8 (4.04%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) XenServer
4 1 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.51%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (2.02%) Windows Intune
2 3 (1.52%) SCCM
2 3 (1.52%) SCOM
3 2 (1.01%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.01%) Puppet
3 2 (1.01%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 122 (61.62%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.08%) Telerik
3 14 (7.07%) Xamarin
4 7 (3.54%) Oracle
5 4 (2.02%) Adobe
6 2 (1.01%) VMware
6 2 (1.01%) Capita
6 2 (1.01%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.51%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.51%) Google
7 1 (0.51%) Citrix
7 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
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