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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 155 210 253
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +43
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 98 34 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.33% 0.50% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.08% 20.36% 12.85%
Number of salaries quoted 97 27 23
Average salary £40,000 £44,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.11% +36.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £39,800
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.61% +8.88%
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
337 167 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.57% 2.46% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 289 145 145
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +13.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Cheshire +45 55 £47,500 +40.74% 10
Manchester -6 36 £38,750 -12.92% 8
Lancashire - 6 £30,000 -
Merseyside +12 1 £52,500 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 136 (69.04%) .NET
2 126 (63.96%) Windows
3 117 (59.39%) Microsoft
4 109 (55.33%) C#
5 107 (54.31%) HTML
6 105 (53.30%) ASP.NET
7 104 (52.79%) SQL
8 102 (51.78%) JavaScript
9 95 (48.22%) CSS
10 93 (47.21%) SQL Server
11 83 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
12 82 (41.62%) MVC
13 73 (37.06%) Web Services
14 69 (35.03%) jQuery
15 61 (30.96%) HTML5
16 51 (25.89%) .NET Framework
17 50 (25.38%) ASP.NET MVC
18 46 (23.35%) LINQ
19 45 (22.84%) Ajax
20 44 (22.34%) OO
21 43 (21.83%) Subversion
22 42 (21.32%) T-SQL
23 38 (19.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 36 (18.27%) WCF
25 33 (16.75%) Finance
25 33 (16.75%) Office 365
26 32 (16.24%) User Experience
27 31 (15.74%) Android
27 31 (15.74%) Apple iOS
28 29 (14.72%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (7.61%) SharePoint
1 15 (7.61%) Node.js
2 7 (3.55%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (2.54%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.03%) Flash Media Server
6 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.51%) Lync
6 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.51%) CMS
6 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.51%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (16.75%) Office 365
2 9 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.52%) IaaS
4 2 (1.02%) SaaS
4 2 (1.02%) PaaS
5 1 (0.51%) Terremark
5 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.54%) Internet
2 1 (0.51%) Firewall
2 1 (0.51%) VLAN
2 1 (0.51%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.51%) VPN
2 1 (0.51%) SSL
2 1 (0.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (47.21%) SQL Server
2 38 (19.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (14.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (13.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (11.68%) MySQL
5 23 (11.68%) Big Data
6 18 (9.14%) NoSQL
7 16 (8.12%) Relational Database
8 14 (7.11%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (5.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (21.83%) Subversion
2 24 (12.18%) Visual Studio
3 22 (11.17%) NUnit
3 22 (11.17%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (6.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (3.05%) Selenium
7 5 (2.54%) MSTest
7 5 (2.54%) Moq
8 4 (2.03%) JUnit
8 4 (2.03%) FlexUnit
9 3 (1.52%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.02%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.51%) JIRA
General
1 33 (16.75%) Finance
2 4 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.52%) Marketing
4 1 (0.51%) Advertising
4 1 (0.51%) Billing
Job Titles
1 116 (58.88%) Developer
2 46 (23.35%) .NET Developer
3 45 (22.84%) C# Developer
4 36 (18.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 31 (15.74%) Senior Developer
6 26 (13.20%) Web Developer
7 22 (11.17%) ASP.NET Developer
8 20 (10.15%) Development Manager
8 20 (10.15%) Architect
8 20 (10.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 15 (7.61%) Senior C# Developer
10 14 (7.11%) Software Development Manager
10 14 (7.11%) Software Manager
10 14 (7.11%) Agile C# Developer
11 13 (6.60%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 13 (6.60%) Mobile Developer
11 13 (6.60%) .NET Web Developer
11 13 (6.60%) Applications Developer
12 12 (6.09%) DBA
12 12 (6.09%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (69.04%) .NET
2 107 (54.31%) HTML
3 105 (53.30%) ASP.NET
4 95 (48.22%) CSS
5 73 (37.06%) Web Services
6 69 (35.03%) jQuery
7 61 (30.96%) HTML5
8 51 (25.89%) .NET Framework
9 50 (25.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 46 (23.35%) LINQ
11 45 (22.84%) Ajax
12 36 (18.27%) WCF
13 29 (14.72%) SOAP
14 23 (11.68%) XHTML
15 22 (11.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 21 (10.66%) PhoneGap
16 21 (10.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 15 (7.61%) WebRTC
17 15 (7.61%) AngularJS
17 15 (7.61%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.24%) User Experience
2 22 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.60%) Mobile App
4 12 (6.09%) Replication
4 12 (6.09%) Statistics
5 11 (5.58%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (4.57%) PMI
7 3 (1.52%) EMV
7 3 (1.52%) W3C
7 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.52%) APACS
8 2 (1.02%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.51%) Clustering
9 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 126 (63.96%) Windows
2 31 (15.74%) Android
2 31 (15.74%) Apple iOS
3 21 (10.66%) Windows Phone
4 19 (9.64%) Linux
5 8 (4.06%) Windows Phone 8
6 3 (1.52%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (41.62%) MVC
3 44 (22.34%) OO
4 28 (14.21%) E-Commerce
5 27 (13.71%) TDD
6 26 (13.20%) Web Development
6 26 (13.20%) OOP
7 25 (12.69%) Unit Testing
8 23 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (10.15%) Resource Management
10 19 (9.64%) Mentoring
11 18 (9.14%) UML
12 17 (8.63%) Project Management
12 17 (8.63%) Service Delivery
13 15 (7.61%) Enterprise Architecture
14 14 (7.11%) ERP
14 14 (7.11%) Web Application Development
15 12 (6.09%) Performance Tuning
16 11 (5.58%) Software Engineering
17 10 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (55.33%) C#
2 104 (52.79%) SQL
3 102 (51.78%) JavaScript
4 42 (21.32%) T-SQL
5 28 (14.21%) VB.NET
6 24 (12.18%) Objective-C
7 18 (9.14%) C++
8 13 (6.60%) PowerShell
9 12 (6.09%) C
10 5 (2.54%) VB
11 4 (2.03%) VBA
11 4 (2.03%) Java
12 1 (0.51%) Perl
12 1 (0.51%) Python
12 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.51%) Ruby
12 1 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (7.61%) Degree
2 9 (4.57%) PMI Certification
3 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.54%) MCSE
5 4 (2.03%) MCP
6 2 (1.02%) MCSD
6 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.02%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) VCDX
7 1 (0.51%) VCP4
7 1 (0.51%) VCAP
7 1 (0.51%) CCEE
7 1 (0.51%) CCAA
7 1 (0.51%) CCIA
7 1 (0.51%) VCP5
7 1 (0.51%) MCAD
7 1 (0.51%) MCSA
7 1 (0.51%) CCA
7 1 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.11%) QA
System Software
1 13 (6.60%) Hyper-V
2 9 (4.57%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.51%) XenServer
4 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.51%) vCloud
4 1 (0.51%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (2.03%) SCCM
1 4 (2.03%) Windows Intune
2 3 (1.52%) SCOM
3 2 (1.02%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.02%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 117 (59.39%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.68%) Telerik
3 20 (10.15%) Xamarin
4 8 (4.06%) Oracle
5 4 (2.03%) Adobe
6 3 (1.52%) VMware
7 2 (1.02%) Citrix
7 2 (1.02%) Capita
8 1 (0.51%) Google
8 1 (0.51%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.51%) Rackspace
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