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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 131 158 197
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +39
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 135 100 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.97% 1.35% 0.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.01% 22.78% 24.19%
Number of salaries quoted 125 61 41
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 £28,800 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
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
482 439 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 7.04% 5.91% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 421 314 167
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 £26,500 £26,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £62,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +27 95 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Cheshire +9 32 £40,000 +18.51% 3
Lancashire +5 5 £27,500 -57.69% 1
Merseyside +7 3 £42,500 +7.59% 3
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (63.29%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (61.84%) Windows
3 119 (57.49%) SQL Server
4 92 (44.44%) .NET
5 91 (43.96%) C#
6 90 (43.48%) Microsoft
7 80 (38.65%) SQL
8 58 (28.02%) TDD
9 57 (27.54%) Web Services
10 54 (26.09%) WCF
11 50 (24.15%) Analytical Skills
12 49 (23.67%) WPF
13 48 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
13 48 (23.19%) Git (software)
14 46 (22.22%) JavaScript
14 46 (22.22%) Finance
15 42 (20.29%) ASP.NET
16 40 (19.32%) MS Excel
17 39 (18.84%) HTML
18 38 (18.36%) XML
18 38 (18.36%) NUnit
18 38 (18.36%) REST
19 37 (17.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 36 (17.39%) LINQ
20 36 (17.39%) UML
20 36 (17.39%) SOAP
21 35 (16.91%) T-SQL
21 35 (16.91%) VBA
21 35 (16.91%) MSMQ
21 35 (16.91%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 18 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.76%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.83%) CMS
3 10 (4.83%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (3.86%) Node.js
4 8 (3.86%) Umbraco
5 5 (2.42%) Lync
5 5 (2.42%) IIS
6 4 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.93%) WordPress
7 3 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (19.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.93%) MS Office
3 2 (0.97%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.48%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (15.46%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (12.56%) Office 365
3 3 (1.45%) GitHub
3 3 (1.45%) IaaS
4 2 (0.97%) SaaS
5 1 (0.48%) Heroku
5 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.48%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.83%) LAN
1 10 (4.83%) WAN
1 10 (4.83%) Firewall
2 9 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.38%) DNS
4 6 (2.90%) DHCP
5 4 (1.93%) VPN
5 4 (1.93%) SAN
5 4 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.45%) Intranet
6 3 (1.45%) MPLS
6 3 (1.45%) SSL
6 3 (1.45%) HTTP
7 2 (0.97%) GSM
7 2 (0.97%) Internet
7 2 (0.97%) Wireless
7 2 (0.97%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.97%) VLAN
7 2 (0.97%) NAS
8 1 (0.48%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (57.49%) SQL Server
2 37 (17.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (12.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (12.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (7.25%) NoSQL
6 14 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (6.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (3.86%) MySQL
9 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.48%) Big Data
11 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.48%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (23.19%) Git (software)
2 38 (18.36%) NUnit
3 22 (10.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 18 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (4.83%) JIRA
6 9 (4.35%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.90%) Grunt
7 6 (2.90%) Bower
7 6 (2.90%) gulp
8 5 (2.42%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.93%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.93%) Calabash
9 4 (1.93%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.93%) Selenium
9 4 (1.93%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (0.97%) Ant
10 2 (0.97%) Subversion
10 2 (0.97%) Maven
10 2 (0.97%) Gradle
11 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
General
1 46 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (2.42%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.42%) Games
3 4 (1.93%) Retail
4 2 (0.97%) Law
4 2 (0.97%) Marketing
5 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.48%) Electronics
5 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.48%) Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (45.41%) Developer
2 44 (21.26%) C# Developer
3 41 (19.81%) Software Developer
4 30 (14.49%) Agile C# Developer
5 26 (12.56%) DBA
5 26 (12.56%) .NET Developer
5 26 (12.56%) SQL DBA
6 24 (11.59%) SQL Server DBA
7 23 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
8 15 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (6.76%) Senior Developer
9 14 (6.76%) Tester
10 12 (5.80%) Consultant
11 10 (4.83%) QA Engineer
12 9 (4.35%) Business Developer
12 9 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 8 (3.86%) Architect
13 8 (3.86%) Web Developer
13 8 (3.86%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (44.44%) .NET
2 57 (27.54%) Web Services
3 54 (26.09%) WCF
4 49 (23.67%) WPF
5 42 (20.29%) ASP.NET
6 39 (18.84%) HTML
7 38 (18.36%) XML
7 38 (18.36%) REST
8 36 (17.39%) LINQ
8 36 (17.39%) SOAP
9 35 (16.91%) MSMQ
10 33 (15.94%) CSS
11 31 (14.98%) AngularJS
12 24 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (10.63%) .NET Framework
14 21 (10.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 20 (9.66%) Entity Framework
16 14 (6.76%) jQuery
17 9 (4.35%) HTML5
17 9 (4.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 50 (24.15%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (12.08%) Replication
3 22 (10.63%) Statistics
4 16 (7.73%) Mobile App
5 11 (5.31%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.90%) User Experience
7 3 (1.45%) Clustering
8 2 (0.97%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.97%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.97%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.97%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.48%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.48%) Xbox
9 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.48%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.48%) DTV
9 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 128 (61.84%) Windows
2 18 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (6.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.90%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.93%) Android
6 4 (1.93%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.97%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.48%) Linux
8 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (63.29%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (28.02%) TDD
3 48 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (17.39%) UML
5 35 (16.91%) MVC
6 28 (13.53%) Scrum
7 25 (12.08%) Performance Tuning
8 24 (11.59%) Database Mirroring
9 18 (8.70%) SDLC
10 17 (8.21%) Project Management
11 15 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (6.76%) Automated Testing
12 14 (6.76%) Technical Architecture
12 14 (6.76%) Test Scripting
13 13 (6.28%) Change Management
14 12 (5.80%) ITIL
15 11 (5.31%) Service Delivery
16 10 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
17 8 (3.86%) Software Engineering
17 8 (3.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (43.96%) C#
2 80 (38.65%) SQL
3 46 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 35 (16.91%) T-SQL
4 35 (16.91%) VBA
5 26 (12.56%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.90%) PHP
7 5 (2.42%) VB
7 5 (2.42%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.45%) VB6
8 3 (1.45%) Ruby
8 3 (1.45%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.97%) C++
9 2 (0.97%) Java
9 2 (0.97%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.48%) Python
10 1 (0.48%) X++
10 1 (0.48%) Scala
10 1 (0.48%) R
10 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (5.31%) ISEB
2 9 (4.35%) Degree
3 6 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.45%) MCSE
5 3 (1.45%) MCSA
6 2 (0.97%) CCNA
6 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.48%) MCTS
7 1 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.59%) QA
2 4 (1.93%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (12.08%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.42%) XenApp
5 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.48%) Puppet
2 1 (0.48%) Windows Intune
2 1 (0.48%) SCCM
2 1 (0.48%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 90 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 35 (16.91%) VMware
3 11 (5.31%) Sitecore
4 10 (4.83%) Citrix
5 6 (2.90%) Cisco
6 5 (2.42%) McAfee
6 5 (2.42%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.93%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.93%) EPiServer
7 4 (1.93%) Oracle
8 3 (1.45%) IBM
8 3 (1.45%) Dell
8 3 (1.45%) Hitachi
8 3 (1.45%) Google
9 2 (0.97%) Brocade
9 2 (0.97%) Apigee
9 2 (0.97%) Nokia
9 2 (0.97%) Avaya
9 2 (0.97%) BT
9 2 (0.97%) AppSense
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