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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 156 202 244
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +42
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 102 43 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.38% 0.64% 0.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.68% 31.85% 14.41%
Number of salaries quoted 79 40 12
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +24.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
322 135 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.36% 2.02% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 256 119 77
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +11.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,800 £57,000 £60,000
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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Manchester +17 53 £40,000 +2.56% 7
Cheshire +30 42 £35,000 -9.09% 8
Merseyside +14 7 £72,500 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 109 (60.22%) Windows
2 106 (58.56%) Microsoft
3 101 (55.80%) C#
4 98 (54.14%) .NET
5 90 (49.72%) ASP.NET
6 85 (46.96%) SQL Server
7 74 (40.88%) HTML
7 74 (40.88%) MVC
8 68 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
9 66 (36.46%) SQL
10 65 (35.91%) JavaScript
11 52 (28.73%) CSS
12 51 (28.18%) ASP.NET MVC
12 51 (28.18%) Office 365
13 50 (27.62%) Web Services
14 49 (27.07%) WCF
15 45 (24.86%) jQuery
15 45 (24.86%) .NET Framework
16 38 (20.99%) LINQ
17 37 (20.44%) OO
18 34 (18.78%) E-Commerce
19 33 (18.23%) Finance
20 32 (17.68%) T-SQL
20 32 (17.68%) Mentoring
21 31 (17.13%) Service Delivery
22 30 (16.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
22 30 (16.57%) HTML5
23 28 (15.47%) Web Development
24 27 (14.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 27 (14.92%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 9 (4.97%) Node.js
2 7 (3.87%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.21%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.66%) Flash Media Server
5 2 (1.10%) Confluence
5 2 (1.10%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (13.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.21%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 51 (28.18%) Office 365
2 5 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.76%) Internet
2 1 (0.55%) Firewall
2 1 (0.55%) VLAN
2 1 (0.55%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.55%) VPN
2 1 (0.55%) SSL
2 1 (0.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (46.96%) SQL Server
2 27 (14.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (13.26%) Big Data
4 21 (11.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (10.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (10.50%) MySQL
6 11 (6.08%) NoSQL
7 10 (5.52%) Relational Database
8 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.76%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (9.39%) Visual Studio
2 13 (7.18%) Selenium
2 13 (7.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (6.63%) Subversion
4 10 (5.52%) Selenium IDE
5 9 (4.97%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.31%) NUnit
6 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.66%) FlexUnit
7 3 (1.66%) JUnit
8 2 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.10%) JIRA
9 1 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 33 (18.23%) Finance
2 6 (3.31%) Marketing
3 2 (1.10%) Retail
4 1 (0.55%) Billing
4 1 (0.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 93 (51.38%) Developer
2 41 (22.65%) C# Developer
3 37 (20.44%) .NET Developer
3 37 (20.44%) C# .NET Developer
4 32 (17.68%) Senior Developer
5 23 (12.71%) Agile C# Developer
6 21 (11.60%) Senior C# Developer
6 21 (11.60%) Architect
7 18 (9.94%) ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (8.84%) Web Developer
8 16 (8.84%) Enterprise Architect
9 15 (8.29%) Account Manager
9 15 (8.29%) Technical Account Manager
9 15 (8.29%) Technical Manager
10 14 (7.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (5.52%) Software Tester
11 10 (5.52%) Tester
12 9 (4.97%) Applications Developer
12 9 (4.97%) Mobile Applications Developer
12 9 (4.97%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (54.14%) .NET
2 90 (49.72%) ASP.NET
3 74 (40.88%) HTML
4 52 (28.73%) CSS
5 51 (28.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 50 (27.62%) Web Services
7 49 (27.07%) WCF
8 45 (24.86%) .NET Framework
8 45 (24.86%) jQuery
9 38 (20.99%) LINQ
10 30 (16.57%) HTML5
10 30 (16.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 24 (13.26%) Ajax
12 21 (11.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 16 (8.84%) XHTML
13 16 (8.84%) SOAP
14 12 (6.63%) ADO.NET
14 12 (6.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 12 (6.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (5.52%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.94%) User Experience
3 17 (9.39%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (8.84%) PMI
5 11 (6.08%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.31%) Statistics
6 6 (3.31%) Replication
7 3 (1.66%) APACS
7 3 (1.66%) EMV
7 3 (1.66%) W3C
8 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.55%) Social Media
9 1 (0.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 109 (60.22%) Windows
2 24 (13.26%) Windows Phone
3 20 (11.05%) Android
3 20 (11.05%) Apple iOS
4 15 (8.29%) Windows Phone 8
5 14 (7.73%) Linux
6 10 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.10%) Fedora
7 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.10%) CentOS
7 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.10%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (40.88%) MVC
2 68 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (20.44%) OO
4 34 (18.78%) E-Commerce
5 32 (17.68%) Mentoring
6 31 (17.13%) Service Delivery
7 28 (15.47%) Web Development
8 27 (14.92%) Project Management
9 24 (13.26%) TDD
10 21 (11.60%) Enterprise Architecture
10 21 (11.60%) UML
11 17 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (8.84%) Risk Management
12 16 (8.84%) CMMI
12 16 (8.84%) ITIL
12 16 (8.84%) ERP
12 16 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (8.84%) Business Development
13 15 (8.29%) OOP
13 15 (8.29%) OpenUP
Programming Languages
1 101 (55.80%) C#
2 66 (36.46%) SQL
3 65 (35.91%) JavaScript
4 32 (17.68%) T-SQL
5 18 (9.94%) C
6 16 (8.84%) VB.NET
7 15 (8.29%) C++
8 7 (3.87%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.21%) Java
10 3 (1.66%) Scala
10 3 (1.66%) PHP
11 1 (0.55%) Perl
11 1 (0.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (11.60%) Degree
2 16 (8.84%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.76%) MCP
4 3 (1.66%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.05%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (9.39%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.21%) Windows Intune
2 3 (1.66%) Puppet
3 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.55%) SCCM
3 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 106 (58.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.66%) Adobe
2 3 (1.66%) SaltStack
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle
3 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.10%) VMware
3 2 (1.10%) Capita
3 2 (1.10%) Rackspace
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