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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 166 204 243
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +39
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 96 44 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.30% 0.64% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.48% 32.35% 15.32%
Number of salaries quoted 70 42 13
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £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
315 136 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.26% 1.99% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 248 122 78
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +6.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,400 £59,000
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 22 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 22 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 +4 53 £40,000 +2.56% 4
Cheshire +19 35 £35,000 -9.09% 7
Merseyside - 8 £58,750 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 104 (59.77%) Microsoft
2 103 (59.20%) Windows
3 97 (55.75%) C#
4 93 (53.45%) .NET
5 86 (49.43%) ASP.NET
6 79 (45.40%) SQL Server
7 70 (40.23%) MVC
8 69 (39.66%) HTML
9 65 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
10 60 (34.48%) JavaScript
10 60 (34.48%) SQL
11 51 (29.31%) Office 365
12 49 (28.16%) WCF
13 47 (27.01%) ASP.NET MVC
13 47 (27.01%) CSS
14 44 (25.29%) Web Services
15 40 (22.99%) jQuery
15 40 (22.99%) .NET Framework
16 37 (21.26%) LINQ
17 36 (20.69%) OO
18 34 (19.54%) E-Commerce
19 32 (18.39%) Finance
19 32 (18.39%) Mentoring
20 31 (17.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 31 (17.82%) Service Delivery
21 28 (16.09%) T-SQL
22 27 (15.52%) Project Management
22 27 (15.52%) Web Development
23 26 (14.94%) HTML5
24 24 (13.79%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 7 (4.02%) SharePoint
1 7 (4.02%) Node.js
2 4 (2.30%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.72%) Flash Media Server
4 2 (1.15%) CMS
4 2 (1.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.30%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 51 (29.31%) Office 365
2 4 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.30%) Internet
2 1 (0.57%) VLAN
2 1 (0.57%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.57%) Firewall
2 1 (0.57%) SAN
2 1 (0.57%) SSL
2 1 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (45.40%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (12.07%) Big Data
4 18 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (10.34%) MySQL
5 16 (9.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (5.17%) Relational Database
7 8 (4.60%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (9.20%) Visual Studio
2 14 (8.05%) Selenium
3 12 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (6.32%) Selenium IDE
5 10 (5.75%) Subversion
6 7 (4.02%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.30%) NUnit
7 4 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.72%) FlexUnit
8 3 (1.72%) JUnit
9 2 (1.15%) JIRA
9 2 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 32 (18.39%) Finance
2 6 (3.45%) Marketing
3 2 (1.15%) Retail
4 1 (0.57%) Advertising
4 1 (0.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 87 (50.00%) Developer
2 40 (22.99%) C# Developer
3 36 (20.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 34 (19.54%) .NET Developer
5 30 (17.24%) Senior Developer
6 23 (13.22%) Agile C# Developer
7 21 (12.07%) Senior C# Developer
7 21 (12.07%) Architect
8 18 (10.34%) ASP.NET Developer
9 16 (9.20%) Enterprise Architect
10 15 (8.62%) Technical Account Manager
10 15 (8.62%) Technical Manager
10 15 (8.62%) Web Developer
10 15 (8.62%) Account Manager
11 13 (7.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 11 (6.32%) Tester
12 11 (6.32%) Software Tester
13 9 (5.17%) .NET Web Developer
14 8 (4.60%) Mobile Applications Developer
14 8 (4.60%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (53.45%) .NET
2 86 (49.43%) ASP.NET
3 69 (39.66%) HTML
4 49 (28.16%) WCF
5 47 (27.01%) ASP.NET MVC
5 47 (27.01%) CSS
6 44 (25.29%) Web Services
7 40 (22.99%) jQuery
7 40 (22.99%) .NET Framework
8 37 (21.26%) LINQ
9 31 (17.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 26 (14.94%) HTML5
11 22 (12.64%) Ajax
12 21 (12.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 15 (8.62%) XHTML
13 15 (8.62%) SOAP
14 11 (6.32%) ADO.NET
14 11 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 11 (6.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (6.32%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.34%) User Experience
3 16 (9.20%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (9.20%) PMI
4 10 (5.75%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.30%) Replication
5 4 (2.30%) Statistics
6 3 (1.72%) APACS
6 3 (1.72%) EMV
6 3 (1.72%) W3C
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.57%) Social Media
7 1 (0.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 103 (59.20%) Windows
2 23 (13.22%) Windows Phone
3 16 (9.20%) Android
3 16 (9.20%) Apple iOS
4 15 (8.62%) Windows Phone 8
5 11 (6.32%) Linux
5 11 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.15%) UNIX
6 2 (1.15%) Fedora
6 2 (1.15%) CentOS
6 2 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.15%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (40.23%) MVC
2 65 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (20.69%) OO
4 34 (19.54%) E-Commerce
5 32 (18.39%) Mentoring
6 31 (17.82%) Service Delivery
7 27 (15.52%) Project Management
7 27 (15.52%) Web Development
8 24 (13.79%) TDD
9 21 (12.07%) UML
10 20 (11.49%) Enterprise Architecture
11 17 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (9.20%) Business Development
12 16 (9.20%) ITIL
12 16 (9.20%) ERP
12 16 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (9.20%) CMMI
12 16 (9.20%) Risk Management
13 15 (8.62%) OpenUP
14 14 (8.05%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 97 (55.75%) C#
2 60 (34.48%) JavaScript
2 60 (34.48%) SQL
3 28 (16.09%) T-SQL
4 17 (9.77%) C
5 15 (8.62%) VB.NET
6 12 (6.90%) C++
7 5 (2.87%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.72%) Scala
8 3 (1.72%) Java
8 3 (1.72%) PHP
9 1 (0.57%) Python
9 1 (0.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (11.49%) Degree
2 16 (9.20%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.87%) MCP
3 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.49%) QA
2 2 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (9.77%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.30%) Windows Intune
2 3 (1.72%) Puppet
3 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.57%) SCCM
3 1 (0.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 104 (59.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.72%) SaltStack
2 3 (1.72%) Adobe
3 2 (1.15%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.15%) VMware
3 2 (1.15%) Capita
3 2 (1.15%) Rackspace
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle
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