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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 176 197 221
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +24
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 77 46 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.20% 0.65% 0.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.95% 17.90% 17.17%
Number of salaries quoted 73 43 34
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £44,500 £44,500
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
386 257 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.01% 3.65% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 328 198 180
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,900 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -3.37%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +12 41 £44,500 +11.25% 8
Cheshire +20 29 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Merseyside - 5 £52,500 - 4
Lancashire - 2 £45,000 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 143 (72.96%) .NET
2 126 (64.29%) Windows
3 116 (59.18%) Microsoft
4 114 (58.16%) SQL Server
5 113 (57.65%) Agile Software Development
6 110 (56.12%) C#
7 100 (51.02%) SQL
8 89 (45.41%) HTML
8 89 (45.41%) JavaScript
8 89 (45.41%) CSS
9 83 (42.35%) ASP.NET
10 58 (29.59%) Web Services
11 55 (28.06%) MVC
12 54 (27.55%) HTML5
13 53 (27.04%) TDD
14 49 (25.00%) NUnit
15 48 (24.49%) WCF
16 45 (22.96%) Subversion
16 45 (22.96%) T-SQL
17 41 (20.92%) Continuous Integration
18 39 (19.90%) LINQ
19 38 (19.39%) .NET Framework
19 38 (19.39%) Ajax
19 38 (19.39%) SharePoint
20 37 (18.88%) OO
21 35 (17.86%) Telerik
21 35 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC
22 34 (17.35%) Objective-C
23 33 (16.84%) SOAP
23 33 (16.84%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 38 (19.39%) SharePoint
2 22 (11.22%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (8.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 14 (7.14%) IIS
5 13 (6.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (4.08%) Node.js
7 7 (3.57%) MS Exchange
7 7 (3.57%) CMS
7 7 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.02%) Lync
8 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.51%) Flash Media Server
Applications
1 13 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.02%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.51%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.51%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (6.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.24%) Office 365
2 11 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.53%) SaaS
4 2 (1.02%) GitHub
4 2 (1.02%) IaaS
5 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.04%) Firewall
1 4 (2.04%) SSL
1 4 (2.04%) Intranet
2 3 (1.53%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.02%) LAN
3 2 (1.02%) WAN
4 1 (0.51%) SAN
4 1 (0.51%) Internet
4 1 (0.51%) HTTP
4 1 (0.51%) VPN
4 1 (0.51%) VLAN
4 1 (0.51%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (58.16%) SQL Server
2 30 (15.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (13.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (9.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (4.59%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (4.08%) NoSQL
6 8 (4.08%) MySQL
7 7 (3.57%) Big Data
7 7 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 49 (25.00%) NUnit
2 45 (22.96%) Subversion
3 33 (16.84%) Git (software)
4 19 (9.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 13 (6.63%) MSTest
5 13 (6.63%) Moq
6 11 (5.61%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.55%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.53%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.53%) Calabash
9 3 (1.53%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.02%) Selenium
10 2 (1.02%) Maven
10 2 (1.02%) Ant
10 2 (1.02%) Gradle
11 1 (0.51%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.51%) JUnit
11 1 (0.51%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.51%) FlexUnit
General
1 28 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.02%) Retail
4 1 (0.51%) Games
4 1 (0.51%) Advertising
4 1 (0.51%) Billing
4 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 102 (52.04%) Developer
2 57 (29.08%) C# Developer
3 29 (14.80%) Development Manager
4 27 (13.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (12.76%) .NET Developer
6 24 (12.24%) Software Developer
7 22 (11.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 21 (10.71%) Software Manager
8 21 (10.71%) Software Development Manager
9 20 (10.20%) C# Software Developer
10 19 (9.69%) SQL DBA
10 19 (9.69%) SQL Server DBA
10 19 (9.69%) DBA
11 17 (8.67%) Web Developer
11 17 (8.67%) Agile C# Developer
12 13 (6.63%) Architect
13 12 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
14 11 (5.61%) Senior Developer
14 11 (5.61%) SharePoint Developer
15 10 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (72.96%) .NET
2 89 (45.41%) HTML
2 89 (45.41%) CSS
3 83 (42.35%) ASP.NET
4 58 (29.59%) Web Services
5 54 (27.55%) HTML5
6 48 (24.49%) WCF
7 39 (19.90%) LINQ
8 38 (19.39%) .NET Framework
8 38 (19.39%) Ajax
9 35 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 33 (16.84%) SOAP
11 32 (16.33%) jQuery
12 30 (15.31%) PhoneGap
13 28 (14.29%) WPF
14 24 (12.24%) REST
15 23 (11.73%) XML
16 22 (11.22%) MSMQ
17 19 (9.69%) Entity Framework
18 18 (9.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.84%) User Experience
1 33 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.69%) Statistics
2 19 (9.69%) Replication
3 10 (5.10%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.57%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.51%) Clustering
6 1 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.51%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 126 (64.29%) Windows
2 12 (6.12%) Apple iOS
2 12 (6.12%) Android
3 10 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (4.59%) Linux
5 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.04%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (57.65%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (28.06%) MVC
3 53 (27.04%) TDD
4 41 (20.92%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (18.88%) OO
6 30 (15.31%) Resource Management
7 25 (12.76%) Web Development
7 25 (12.76%) UML
8 20 (10.20%) Software Engineering
9 19 (9.69%) Database Mirroring
9 19 (9.69%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (8.16%) Unit Testing
11 15 (7.65%) CRM
12 13 (6.63%) OOD
12 13 (6.63%) Scrum
13 12 (6.12%) OOP
14 11 (5.61%) OOA/OOD
14 11 (5.61%) TOGAF
15 10 (5.10%) Migration
15 10 (5.10%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 110 (56.12%) C#
2 100 (51.02%) SQL
3 89 (45.41%) JavaScript
4 45 (22.96%) T-SQL
5 34 (17.35%) Objective-C
6 30 (15.31%) Apple Swift
7 22 (11.22%) VBA
8 20 (10.20%) VB.NET
8 20 (10.20%) PowerShell
9 13 (6.63%) VB
10 8 (4.08%) C++
11 2 (1.02%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (6.63%) MCSD
3 11 (5.61%) MCP
3 11 (5.61%) MCAD
3 11 (5.61%) MCTS
4 5 (2.55%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.55%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.53%) Degree
6 2 (1.02%) MCITP
6 2 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.02%) MCSE
6 2 (1.02%) CCA
6 2 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.51%) VCP5
7 1 (0.51%) VCAP
7 1 (0.51%) CCEE
7 1 (0.51%) CCAA
7 1 (0.51%) CCIA
7 1 (0.51%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.55%) QA
System Software
1 13 (6.63%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.04%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.51%) vCloud
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (2.04%) SCCM
2 3 (1.53%) SCOM
3 2 (1.02%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.02%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 116 (59.18%) Microsoft
2 35 (17.86%) Telerik
3 30 (15.31%) Xamarin
4 17 (8.67%) VMware
5 10 (5.10%) Oracle
6 7 (3.57%) Sitecore
7 5 (2.55%) Apigee
7 5 (2.55%) Citrix
8 3 (1.53%) BT
9 2 (1.02%) Avaya
9 2 (1.02%) Cisco
9 2 (1.02%) Adobe
10 1 (0.51%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.51%) Twitter
10 1 (0.51%) NetApp
10 1 (0.51%) RedDot
10 1 (0.51%) Google
10 1 (0.51%) EPiServer
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