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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 154 170 205
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +35
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 102 79 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.58% 1.14% 0.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.18% 23.65% 22.64%
Number of salaries quoted 97 52 39
Average salary £42,500 £42,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.59% +12.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £32,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £64,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.75%
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
440 334 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.80% 4.82% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 363 250 183
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 July 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 July 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 +17 74 £42,500 -4.49% 16
Cheshire +12 21 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Lancashire -11 7 £27,500 -56.00% 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 131 (65.50%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (65.00%) SQL Server
3 129 (64.50%) Windows
4 123 (61.50%) .NET
5 106 (53.00%) C#
6 95 (47.50%) Microsoft
7 84 (42.00%) SQL
8 63 (31.50%) ASP.NET
8 63 (31.50%) WCF
9 61 (30.50%) TDD
10 58 (29.00%) JavaScript
11 56 (28.00%) Web Services
12 55 (27.50%) HTML
13 52 (26.00%) CSS
14 49 (24.50%) NUnit
14 49 (24.50%) WPF
14 49 (24.50%) Analytical Skills
15 46 (23.00%) Continuous Integration
16 44 (22.00%) LINQ
16 44 (22.00%) T-SQL
17 42 (21.00%) Finance
18 40 (20.00%) MVC
18 40 (20.00%) Git (software)
19 39 (19.50%) SOAP
19 39 (19.50%) XML
19 39 (19.50%) UML
20 38 (19.00%) REST
21 36 (18.00%) VBA
21 36 (18.00%) MSMQ
21 36 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 33 (16.50%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.00%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (6.00%) IIS
4 11 (5.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (4.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (3.00%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (3.00%) CMS
7 3 (1.50%) Lync
7 3 (1.50%) Node.js
8 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.50%) WordPress
9 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (11.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.50%) Office 365
2 15 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.50%) SaaS
3 3 (1.50%) GitHub
4 1 (0.50%) IaaS
4 1 (0.50%) Trello
4 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.50%) Heroku
4 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.00%) LAN
1 4 (2.00%) WAN
1 4 (2.00%) SSL
1 4 (2.00%) Intranet
1 4 (2.00%) Firewall
2 3 (1.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.50%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.00%) Wireless
3 2 (1.00%) HTTP
3 2 (1.00%) DNS
4 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.50%) IPv4
4 1 (0.50%) IPv6
4 1 (0.50%) SAN
4 1 (0.50%) VPN
4 1 (0.50%) DHCP
4 1 (0.50%) VoIP
4 1 (0.50%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.50%) Broadband
4 1 (0.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (15.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (13.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.50%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.50%) MySQL
6 3 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.00%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.50%) Big Data
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 49 (24.50%) NUnit
2 40 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 27 (13.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 18 (9.00%) Subversion
5 12 (6.00%) Visual Studio
6 9 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.50%) MSTest
7 7 (3.50%) Moq
8 4 (2.00%) Selenium
8 4 (2.00%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (1.50%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.50%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.50%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.50%) Calabash
10 2 (1.00%) Gradle
10 2 (1.00%) Maven
10 2 (1.00%) JIRA
10 2 (1.00%) Ant
11 1 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 42 (21.00%) Finance
2 5 (2.50%) Retail
3 2 (1.00%) Law
3 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.50%) Banking
4 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 96 (48.00%) Developer
2 56 (28.00%) C# Developer
3 44 (22.00%) Software Developer
4 35 (17.50%) Agile C# Developer
5 31 (15.50%) C# Software Developer
6 27 (13.50%) SQL DBA
6 27 (13.50%) DBA
6 27 (13.50%) SQL Server DBA
7 24 (12.00%) .NET Developer
8 20 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (7.00%) Development Manager
10 13 (6.50%) Software Development Manager
10 13 (6.50%) Software Manager
11 10 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (5.00%) Architect
12 9 (4.50%) Web Developer
12 9 (4.50%) SharePoint Developer
13 7 (3.50%) Senior Developer
13 7 (3.50%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (61.50%) .NET
2 63 (31.50%) ASP.NET
2 63 (31.50%) WCF
3 56 (28.00%) Web Services
4 55 (27.50%) HTML
5 52 (26.00%) CSS
6 49 (24.50%) WPF
7 44 (22.00%) LINQ
8 39 (19.50%) SOAP
8 39 (19.50%) XML
9 38 (19.00%) REST
10 36 (18.00%) MSMQ
11 35 (17.50%) .NET Framework
12 28 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (12.50%) HTML5
14 24 (12.00%) Entity Framework
15 19 (9.50%) Ajax
16 18 (9.00%) jQuery
16 18 (9.00%) AngularJS
16 18 (9.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 49 (24.50%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (13.50%) Replication
2 27 (13.50%) Statistics
3 18 (9.00%) User Experience
4 10 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.50%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.50%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.00%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.50%) Psychology
7 1 (0.50%) Blog
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 129 (64.50%) Windows
2 13 (6.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.50%) Android
6 1 (0.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (65.50%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (30.50%) TDD
3 46 (23.00%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (20.00%) MVC
5 39 (19.50%) UML
6 27 (13.50%) Performance Tuning
6 27 (13.50%) Database Mirroring
7 25 (12.50%) OO
8 21 (10.50%) SDLC
9 16 (8.00%) Scrum
9 16 (8.00%) Web Development
10 15 (7.50%) Resource Management
11 14 (7.00%) Technical Architecture
12 13 (6.50%) Software Engineering
13 12 (6.00%) CRM
14 9 (4.50%) OOA/OOD
14 9 (4.50%) Service Delivery
15 8 (4.00%) Automated Testing
15 8 (4.00%) Project Management
16 7 (3.50%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 106 (53.00%) C#
2 84 (42.00%) SQL
3 58 (29.00%) JavaScript
4 44 (22.00%) T-SQL
5 36 (18.00%) VBA
6 28 (14.00%) PowerShell
7 16 (8.00%) Objective-C
8 15 (7.50%) Apple Swift
9 12 (6.00%) VB
9 12 (6.00%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.50%) PHP
10 3 (1.50%) VB6
11 1 (0.50%) Ruby
11 1 (0.50%) X++
11 1 (0.50%) Python
11 1 (0.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.00%) MCTS
2 10 (5.00%) MCSD
3 9 (4.50%) MCP
3 9 (4.50%) MCAD
4 6 (3.00%) Degree
5 5 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.50%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.00%) MCITP
7 2 (1.00%) MCSE
7 2 (1.00%) CCNA
8 1 (0.50%) ISEB
8 1 (0.50%) CCA
8 1 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.50%) MCSA
8 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.00%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) SCCM
1 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
1 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 95 (47.50%) Microsoft
2 24 (12.00%) VMware
3 17 (8.50%) Telerik
4 15 (7.50%) Xamarin
5 7 (3.50%) Sitecore
6 5 (2.50%) Apigee
6 5 (2.50%) Citrix
7 4 (2.00%) Oracle
8 3 (1.50%) Cisco
8 3 (1.50%) BT
9 2 (1.00%) Avaya
9 2 (1.00%) Google
10 1 (0.50%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.50%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.50%) RedDot
10 1 (0.50%) Adobe
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