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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 134 189 218
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +29
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 121 48 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.76% 0.72% 0.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.69% 26.67% 16.33%
Number of salaries quoted 115 41 31
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
321 180 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.66% 2.70% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 277 153 164
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +21 53 £43,500 -2.24% 6
Cheshire +38 50 £52,500 +61.53% 5
Merseyside - 12 £52,500 - 3
Lancashire - 6 £36,250 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 171 (77.73%) .NET
2 141 (64.09%) Windows
3 131 (59.55%) C#
4 129 (58.64%) SQL
5 128 (58.18%) Microsoft
6 124 (56.36%) SQL Server
7 120 (54.55%) JavaScript
8 119 (54.09%) HTML
9 117 (53.18%) CSS
10 113 (51.36%) ASP.NET
10 113 (51.36%) Agile Software Development
11 79 (35.91%) MVC
12 76 (34.55%) Web Services
13 70 (31.82%) HTML5
14 58 (26.36%) Subversion
14 58 (26.36%) jQuery
15 57 (25.91%) T-SQL
16 55 (25.00%) .NET Framework
17 53 (24.09%) ASP.NET MVC
18 51 (23.18%) Ajax
19 50 (22.73%) WCF
20 48 (21.82%) OO
21 45 (20.45%) TDD
21 45 (20.45%) NUnit
21 45 (20.45%) LINQ
22 42 (19.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 41 (18.64%) SQL Server 2008
24 40 (18.18%) Telerik
25 39 (17.73%) Objective-C
26 38 (17.27%) User Experience

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 35 (15.91%) SharePoint
2 22 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (7.27%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (6.82%) Node.js
5 12 (5.45%) IIS
6 11 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (4.09%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.82%) CMS
8 4 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (1.36%) Flash Media Server
10 2 (0.91%) Lync
10 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (5.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.64%) Office 365
2 14 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.82%) IaaS
4 3 (1.36%) SaaS
5 2 (0.91%) PaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Terremark
6 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.36%) Internet
1 3 (1.36%) Firewall
1 3 (1.36%) SSL
1 3 (1.36%) Unified Communications
2 2 (0.91%) VPN
2 2 (0.91%) SAN
2 2 (0.91%) VLAN
2 2 (0.91%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (56.36%) SQL Server
2 42 (19.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 41 (18.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (8.18%) NoSQL
6 16 (7.27%) MySQL
7 15 (6.82%) Big Data
8 14 (6.36%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (5.00%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 58 (26.36%) Subversion
2 45 (20.45%) NUnit
3 33 (15.00%) Git (software)
4 22 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 18 (8.18%) Visual Studio
6 13 (5.91%) MSTest
6 13 (5.91%) Moq
7 10 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.82%) Selenium
9 3 (1.36%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.36%) FlexUnit
9 3 (1.36%) JUnit
10 1 (0.45%) JIRA
10 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.45%) Selenium IDE
General
1 31 (14.09%) Finance
2 6 (2.73%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (0.91%) Retail
3 2 (0.91%) Billing
4 1 (0.45%) Marketing
4 1 (0.45%) Advertising
4 1 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 126 (57.27%) Developer
2 60 (27.27%) C# Developer
3 39 (17.73%) .NET Developer
4 36 (16.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 34 (15.45%) Development Manager
6 27 (12.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 26 (11.82%) Software Manager
7 26 (11.82%) Software Development Manager
8 25 (11.36%) Web Developer
9 23 (10.45%) Senior Developer
10 22 (10.00%) DBA
10 22 (10.00%) SQL DBA
11 18 (8.18%) SQL Server DBA
12 17 (7.73%) ASP.NET Developer
12 17 (7.73%) Software Developer
12 17 (7.73%) Architect
13 14 (6.36%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (6.36%) Agile C# Developer
14 13 (5.91%) C# Software Developer
15 11 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (77.73%) .NET
2 119 (54.09%) HTML
3 117 (53.18%) CSS
4 113 (51.36%) ASP.NET
5 76 (34.55%) Web Services
6 70 (31.82%) HTML5
7 58 (26.36%) jQuery
8 55 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 53 (24.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 51 (23.18%) Ajax
11 50 (22.73%) WCF
12 45 (20.45%) LINQ
13 36 (16.36%) PhoneGap
14 34 (15.45%) SOAP
15 22 (10.00%) WPF
16 20 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 19 (8.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 18 (8.18%) XML
18 18 (8.18%) CSS3
19 17 (7.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.27%) User Experience
2 27 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (10.00%) Replication
3 22 (10.00%) Statistics
4 7 (3.18%) Data Integration
5 6 (2.73%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.36%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.91%) Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.45%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.45%) APACS
8 1 (0.45%) EMV
8 1 (0.45%) W3C
8 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 141 (64.09%) Windows
2 24 (10.91%) Android
2 24 (10.91%) Apple iOS
3 19 (8.64%) Linux
4 6 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (2.73%) Windows Phone
5 5 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (51.36%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (35.91%) MVC
3 48 (21.82%) OO
4 45 (20.45%) TDD
5 37 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (15.91%) Resource Management
7 28 (12.73%) Web Development
8 26 (11.82%) Unit Testing
9 22 (10.00%) UML
9 22 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
10 20 (9.09%) OOP
10 20 (9.09%) Software Engineering
11 15 (6.82%) CRM
12 14 (6.36%) Migration
13 13 (5.91%) OOD
13 13 (5.91%) Web Application Development
14 12 (5.45%) E-Commerce
15 11 (5.00%) OOA/OOD
15 11 (5.00%) SOA
15 11 (5.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 131 (59.55%) C#
2 129 (58.64%) SQL
3 120 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 57 (25.91%) T-SQL
5 39 (17.73%) Objective-C
6 28 (12.73%) VB.NET
7 24 (10.91%) PowerShell
8 18 (8.18%) C++
9 15 (6.82%) VBA
10 13 (5.91%) VB
11 5 (2.27%) C
12 4 (1.82%) Java
13 1 (0.45%) Perl
13 1 (0.45%) Python
13 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.45%) Ruby
13 1 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (5.91%) MCSD
3 12 (5.45%) MCP
4 11 (5.00%) MCAD
4 11 (5.00%) MCTS
5 6 (2.73%) VCP4
5 6 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.73%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.27%) Degree
7 4 (1.82%) MCSE
8 2 (0.91%) CCA
8 2 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.91%) MCITP
8 2 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.45%) VCAP
9 1 (0.45%) CCEE
9 1 (0.45%) CCAA
9 1 (0.45%) CCIA
9 1 (0.45%) VCP5
9 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 15 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.73%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.45%) vCloud
5 1 (0.45%) KVM
5 1 (0.45%) XenServer
5 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.73%) SCCM
2 5 (2.27%) SCOM
3 4 (1.82%) Windows Intune
4 3 (1.36%) SCDPM
4 3 (1.36%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.91%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 128 (58.18%) Microsoft
2 40 (18.18%) Telerik
3 35 (15.91%) Xamarin
4 13 (5.91%) Oracle
5 9 (4.09%) VMware
6 6 (2.73%) Citrix
7 4 (1.82%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.36%) Adobe
9 1 (0.45%) NetApp
9 1 (0.45%) BT
9 1 (0.45%) Capita
9 1 (0.45%) Google
9 1 (0.45%) Twitter
9 1 (0.45%) Rackspace
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