The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 159 185 242
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +57
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 83 53 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.17% 0.73% 0.094%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.75% 37.06% 6.60%
Number of salaries quoted 51 42 5
Average salary £40,000 £38,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.57% +27.50%
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £43,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -9.47%
Cloud Services Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
279 143 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.92% 1.96% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 211 118 83
Average salary £44,500 £38,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.10% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Microsoft Azure
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +22 61 £44,500 +14.10% 8
Cheshire -3 8 £33,750 -10.00% 1
Lancashire - 8 £62,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £35,000 - 8
Cumbria - 1 £21,500 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 84 (63.64%) C#
2 82 (62.12%) Microsoft
3 75 (56.82%) .NET
4 69 (52.27%) ASP.NET
5 68 (51.52%) SQL Server
6 64 (48.48%) Windows
7 53 (40.15%) MVC
8 48 (36.36%) HTML
9 44 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (32.58%) JavaScript
11 39 (29.55%) WCF
11 39 (29.55%) ASP.NET MVC
12 38 (28.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 35 (26.52%) Office 365
14 34 (25.76%) SQL
15 31 (23.48%) .NET Framework
16 29 (21.97%) E-Commerce
17 26 (19.70%) CSS
18 25 (18.94%) OO
18 25 (18.94%) TDD
19 24 (18.18%) Web Development
19 24 (18.18%) LINQ
20 23 (17.42%) Service Delivery
20 23 (17.42%) Web Services
21 20 (15.15%) QA
21 20 (15.15%) Finance
22 19 (14.39%) UML
22 19 (14.39%) MS Excel
22 19 (14.39%) jQuery
22 19 (14.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 10 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.52%) CMS
2 2 (1.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.52%) Lync
2 2 (1.52%) Confluence
2 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (14.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (26.52%) Office 365
2 13 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.58%) RFID
2 2 (1.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.76%) MPLS
3 1 (0.76%) SMTP
3 1 (0.76%) DHCP
3 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.76%) VPN
3 1 (0.76%) DNS
3 1 (0.76%) SSL
3 1 (0.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (51.52%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (7.58%) MySQL
4 10 (7.58%) Big Data
5 5 (3.79%) RavenDB
5 5 (3.79%) Couchbase
5 5 (3.79%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (12.88%) Selenium
1 17 (12.88%) Selenium IDE
2 15 (11.36%) Visual Studio
3 7 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.52%) JIRA
5 2 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.52%) RSpec
6 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 20 (15.15%) Finance
2 7 (5.30%) Marketing
3 2 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 62 (46.97%) Developer
2 37 (28.03%) C# Developer
3 33 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 21 (15.91%) Agile C# Developer
5 19 (14.39%) .NET Developer
6 17 (12.88%) Software Tester
6 17 (12.88%) Tester
7 15 (11.36%) Senior Developer
8 14 (10.61%) Senior C# Developer
9 13 (9.85%) ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (9.85%) Web Developer
10 11 (8.33%) Architect
11 10 (7.58%) Lead Developer
11 10 (7.58%) Enterprise Architect
11 10 (7.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 9 (6.82%) Technical Account Manager
12 9 (6.82%) Technical Manager
12 9 (6.82%) Lead C# Developer
12 9 (6.82%) Account Manager
13 7 (5.30%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (56.82%) .NET
2 69 (52.27%) ASP.NET
3 48 (36.36%) HTML
4 39 (29.55%) WCF
4 39 (29.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 38 (28.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 31 (23.48%) .NET Framework
7 26 (19.70%) CSS
8 24 (18.18%) LINQ
9 23 (17.42%) Web Services
10 19 (14.39%) jQuery
10 19 (14.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 18 (13.64%) HTML5
12 11 (8.33%) CSS3
12 11 (8.33%) Windows Identity Foundation
13 10 (7.58%) NHibernate
14 9 (6.82%) SOAP
15 8 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 7 (5.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 7 (5.30%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.58%) PMI
2 9 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.55%) Social Media
4 5 (3.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.76%) iPhone
5 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.76%) iPad
5 1 (0.76%) EMV
5 1 (0.76%) W3C
5 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.76%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 64 (48.48%) Windows
2 17 (12.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (9.85%) Windows Phone
4 9 (6.82%) Windows Phone 8
5 4 (3.03%) Android
6 3 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.27%) Linux
7 2 (1.52%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.52%) Fedora
7 2 (1.52%) UNIX
7 2 (1.52%) CentOS
7 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (40.15%) MVC
2 44 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (21.97%) E-Commerce
4 25 (18.94%) OO
4 25 (18.94%) TDD
5 24 (18.18%) Web Development
6 23 (17.42%) Service Delivery
7 19 (14.39%) UML
8 18 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
9 17 (12.88%) Web Testing
9 17 (12.88%) System Testing
9 17 (12.88%) Automation Testing
9 17 (12.88%) Project Management
10 11 (8.33%) ITIL
11 10 (7.58%) ERP
11 10 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (7.58%) Risk Management
11 10 (7.58%) CMMI
11 10 (7.58%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 84 (63.64%) C#
2 43 (32.58%) JavaScript
3 34 (25.76%) SQL
4 17 (12.88%) T-SQL
5 10 (7.58%) C
6 6 (4.55%) PHP
7 4 (3.03%) C++
7 4 (3.03%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.27%) Scala
9 2 (1.52%) Java
10 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.76%) Python
10 1 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (9.09%) Degree
2 10 (7.58%) PMI Certification
3 9 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (6.06%) MCP
5 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.27%) MCSE
6 2 (1.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.15%) QA
2 3 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (7.58%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 82 (62.12%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.03%) Rackspace
3 3 (2.27%) SaltStack
4 2 (1.52%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.52%) Apple
5 1 (0.76%) Lotus
5 1 (0.76%) VMware
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