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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 172 193 214
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 68 50 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 0.73% 0.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.57% 17.30% 20.53%
Number of salaries quoted 64 45 34
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £30,000 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.65%
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
387 289 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.35% 4.23% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 327 222 169
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
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 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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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
Manchester +16 46 £43,500 +2.95% 9
Cheshire +16 18 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Lancashire - 2 £45,000 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £52,500 - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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.

1 136 (70.10%) .NET
2 128 (65.98%) Windows
3 119 (61.34%) SQL Server
4 117 (60.31%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (56.70%) C#
6 109 (56.19%) Microsoft
7 89 (45.88%) SQL
8 81 (41.75%) JavaScript
9 80 (41.24%) HTML
9 80 (41.24%) CSS
10 76 (39.18%) ASP.NET
11 61 (31.44%) TDD
12 58 (29.90%) Web Services
13 57 (29.38%) WCF
14 54 (27.84%) NUnit
15 53 (27.32%) MVC
16 46 (23.71%) HTML5
17 44 (22.68%) Continuous Integration
18 43 (22.16%) T-SQL
19 42 (21.65%) LINQ
20 41 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
21 40 (20.62%) .NET Framework
22 37 (19.07%) WPF
22 37 (19.07%) Git (software)
22 37 (19.07%) SOAP
23 36 (18.56%) SharePoint
24 35 (18.04%) ASP.NET MVC
24 35 (18.04%) Subversion
25 34 (17.53%) Finance
26 33 (17.01%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 36 (18.56%) SharePoint
2 19 (9.79%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (7.73%) IIS
3 15 (7.73%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (6.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (4.64%) MS Exchange
6 7 (3.61%) CMS
6 7 (3.61%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (3.09%) Node.js
8 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.03%) Lync
9 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (7.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.03%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.52%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (6.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.92%) Office 365
2 9 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.06%) SaaS
4 3 (1.55%) IaaS
5 2 (1.03%) GitHub
6 1 (0.52%) PaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Heroku
6 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.58%) SSL
1 5 (2.58%) Firewall
2 4 (2.06%) Intranet
3 3 (1.55%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.03%) VPN
4 2 (1.03%) LAN
4 2 (1.03%) WAN
4 2 (1.03%) HTTP
4 2 (1.03%) SAN
5 1 (0.52%) Internet
5 1 (0.52%) IPsec
5 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.52%) Wireless
5 1 (0.52%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.52%) Broadband
5 1 (0.52%) IPv4
5 1 (0.52%) IPv6
5 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.52%) DNS
5 1 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (61.34%) SQL Server
2 31 (15.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (13.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (10.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (4.12%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.61%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (3.09%) Big Data
7 6 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.58%) MySQL
9 3 (1.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (27.84%) NUnit
2 37 (19.07%) Git (software)
3 35 (18.04%) Subversion
4 20 (10.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 12 (6.19%) Moq
5 12 (6.19%) MSTest
6 10 (5.15%) Visual Studio
7 7 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.55%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.55%) Calabash
8 3 (1.55%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.55%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.03%) Gradle
9 2 (1.03%) Maven
9 2 (1.03%) Ant
10 1 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.52%) JIRA
General
1 34 (17.53%) Finance
2 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.03%) Retail
4 1 (0.52%) Games
4 1 (0.52%) Advertising
4 1 (0.52%) Marketing
4 1 (0.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 103 (53.09%) Developer
2 62 (31.96%) C# Developer
3 32 (16.49%) Software Developer
4 27 (13.92%) C# Software Developer
5 25 (12.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 24 (12.37%) .NET Developer
6 24 (12.37%) Development Manager
7 23 (11.86%) Agile C# Developer
8 20 (10.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 20 (10.31%) DBA
8 20 (10.31%) SQL DBA
8 20 (10.31%) SQL Server DBA
9 16 (8.25%) Software Manager
9 16 (8.25%) Software Development Manager
10 13 (6.70%) Web Developer
11 12 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (5.67%) Architect
12 11 (5.67%) SharePoint Developer
12 11 (5.67%) ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (5.15%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (70.10%) .NET
2 80 (41.24%) HTML
2 80 (41.24%) CSS
3 76 (39.18%) ASP.NET
4 58 (29.90%) Web Services
5 57 (29.38%) WCF
6 46 (23.71%) HTML5
7 42 (21.65%) LINQ
8 40 (20.62%) .NET Framework
9 37 (19.07%) WPF
9 37 (19.07%) SOAP
10 35 (18.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 32 (16.49%) Ajax
11 32 (16.49%) REST
12 30 (15.46%) XML
13 29 (14.95%) MSMQ
14 28 (14.43%) jQuery
15 25 (12.89%) PhoneGap
16 22 (11.34%) Entity Framework
17 16 (8.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 41 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (13.92%) User Experience
3 20 (10.31%) Statistics
3 20 (10.31%) Replication
4 10 (5.15%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.64%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.61%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.03%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.52%) Clustering
8 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.52%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 128 (65.98%) Windows
2 11 (5.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (5.15%) Apple iOS
3 10 (5.15%) Android
4 7 (3.61%) Linux
4 7 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.06%) Windows Phone
6 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (60.31%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (31.44%) TDD
3 53 (27.32%) MVC
4 44 (22.68%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (17.01%) OO
6 32 (16.49%) UML
7 25 (12.89%) Resource Management
8 23 (11.86%) Web Development
9 22 (11.34%) SDLC
10 20 (10.31%) Performance Tuning
10 20 (10.31%) Database Mirroring
11 19 (9.79%) Software Engineering
12 15 (7.73%) CRM
13 13 (6.70%) Unit Testing
14 12 (6.19%) Scrum
14 12 (6.19%) OOD
15 11 (5.67%) OOA/OOD
16 9 (4.64%) TOGAF
17 8 (4.12%) Technical Architecture
17 8 (4.12%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 110 (56.70%) C#
2 89 (45.88%) SQL
3 81 (41.75%) JavaScript
4 43 (22.16%) T-SQL
5 29 (14.95%) VBA
6 28 (14.43%) Objective-C
7 25 (12.89%) Apple Swift
8 21 (10.82%) PowerShell
9 16 (8.25%) VB.NET
10 12 (6.19%) VB
11 6 (3.09%) C++
12 2 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (6.70%) MCSD
3 12 (6.19%) MCTS
4 11 (5.67%) MCP
4 11 (5.67%) MCAD
5 5 (2.58%) Degree
6 4 (2.06%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.06%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.55%) MCITP
8 2 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.03%) CCA
8 2 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.03%) MCSE
9 1 (0.52%) MCSA
9 1 (0.52%) CCNA
9 1 (0.52%) VCDX
9 1 (0.52%) VCP4
9 1 (0.52%) VCAP
9 1 (0.52%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.58%) QA
System Software
1 15 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.22%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.58%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (2.06%) SCCM
2 2 (1.03%) SCOM
2 2 (1.03%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.52%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 109 (56.19%) Microsoft
2 29 (14.95%) Telerik
3 25 (12.89%) Xamarin
4 20 (10.31%) VMware
5 7 (3.61%) Oracle
5 7 (3.61%) Sitecore
6 5 (2.58%) Citrix
6 5 (2.58%) Apigee
7 3 (1.55%) BT
7 3 (1.55%) Cisco
8 2 (1.03%) Avaya
9 1 (0.52%) NetApp
9 1 (0.52%) RedDot
9 1 (0.52%) Adobe
9 1 (0.52%) Google
9 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.52%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.52%) Twitter
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