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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 150 203 225
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +22
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 97 50 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.47% 0.72% 0.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.39% 27.93% 20.34%
Number of salaries quoted 91 45 35
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,800 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
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
309 179 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.68% 2.59% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 269 146 161
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £72,500 £55,000
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +25 48 £45,000 +1.12% 5
Cheshire +27 37 £40,000 +33.33% 7
Merseyside - 10 £52,500 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £42,500 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 153 (77.27%) .NET
2 121 (61.11%) Windows
3 119 (60.10%) Microsoft
4 114 (57.58%) C#
5 108 (54.55%) SQL Server
5 108 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
6 107 (54.04%) SQL
7 100 (50.51%) JavaScript
7 100 (50.51%) HTML
8 99 (50.00%) CSS
9 91 (45.96%) ASP.NET
10 62 (31.31%) HTML5
11 61 (30.81%) MVC
12 58 (29.29%) Web Services
13 53 (26.77%) Subversion
14 48 (24.24%) TDD
14 48 (24.24%) WCF
15 46 (23.23%) NUnit
15 46 (23.23%) T-SQL
16 42 (21.21%) Telerik
17 41 (20.71%) Ajax
17 41 (20.71%) .NET Framework
17 41 (20.71%) Objective-C
18 40 (20.20%) OO
18 40 (20.20%) LINQ
18 40 (20.20%) ASP.NET MVC
19 38 (19.19%) jQuery
19 38 (19.19%) User Experience
20 37 (18.69%) PhoneGap
20 37 (18.69%) Xamarin

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 32 (16.16%) SharePoint
2 22 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (8.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (6.06%) IIS
5 11 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (4.55%) Node.js
7 6 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (3.03%) CMS
8 5 (2.53%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.01%) Lync
9 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.51%) Flash Media Server
10 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (6.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.08%) Office 365
2 12 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.02%) SaaS
4 3 (1.52%) IaaS
5 2 (1.01%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Terremark
6 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.52%) SSL
1 3 (1.52%) Intranet
1 3 (1.52%) Firewall
1 3 (1.52%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.51%) VLAN
2 1 (0.51%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.51%) Internet
2 1 (0.51%) SAN
2 1 (0.51%) LAN
2 1 (0.51%) WAN
2 1 (0.51%) HTTP
2 1 (0.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 33 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (5.05%) NoSQL
5 10 (5.05%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (5.05%) MySQL
6 9 (4.55%) Big Data
7 8 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (26.77%) Subversion
2 46 (23.23%) NUnit
3 31 (15.66%) Git (software)
4 20 (10.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 13 (6.57%) MSTest
5 13 (6.57%) Moq
5 13 (6.57%) Visual Studio
6 7 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.52%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.01%) Selenium
9 1 (0.51%) FlexUnit
9 1 (0.51%) JUnit
9 1 (0.51%) JIRA
9 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.51%) Selenium IDE
General
1 27 (13.64%) Finance
2 6 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.01%) Retail
4 1 (0.51%) Billing
4 1 (0.51%) Marketing
4 1 (0.51%) Advertising
4 1 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 107 (54.04%) Developer
2 58 (29.29%) C# Developer
3 36 (18.18%) Development Manager
4 30 (15.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 29 (14.65%) .NET Developer
6 28 (14.14%) Software Development Manager
6 28 (14.14%) Software Manager
7 23 (11.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 21 (10.61%) Software Developer
9 20 (10.10%) DBA
9 20 (10.10%) SQL DBA
10 19 (9.60%) SQL Server DBA
10 19 (9.60%) Web Developer
11 17 (8.59%) C# Software Developer
12 16 (8.08%) Agile C# Developer
13 15 (7.58%) Senior Developer
14 14 (7.07%) ASP.NET Developer
15 13 (6.57%) Architect
16 11 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
17 10 (5.05%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (77.27%) .NET
2 100 (50.51%) HTML
3 99 (50.00%) CSS
4 91 (45.96%) ASP.NET
5 62 (31.31%) HTML5
6 58 (29.29%) Web Services
7 48 (24.24%) WCF
8 41 (20.71%) Ajax
8 41 (20.71%) .NET Framework
9 40 (20.20%) LINQ
9 40 (20.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (19.19%) jQuery
11 37 (18.69%) PhoneGap
12 32 (16.16%) SOAP
13 25 (12.63%) WPF
14 21 (10.61%) XML
14 21 (10.61%) REST
15 19 (9.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 19 (9.60%) MSMQ
16 18 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.19%) User Experience
2 28 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (10.10%) Statistics
3 20 (10.10%) Replication
4 7 (3.54%) Data Integration
5 6 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.51%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.51%) Clustering
6 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 121 (61.11%) Windows
2 15 (7.58%) Android
2 15 (7.58%) Apple iOS
3 11 (5.56%) Linux
4 6 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.53%) Windows Phone
5 5 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (30.81%) MVC
3 48 (24.24%) TDD
4 40 (20.20%) OO
5 37 (18.69%) Resource Management
6 36 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (12.63%) Web Development
8 24 (12.12%) UML
9 20 (10.10%) Software Engineering
9 20 (10.10%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (9.09%) Unit Testing
11 15 (7.58%) CRM
12 14 (7.07%) OOP
13 13 (6.57%) OOD
14 11 (5.56%) OOA/OOD
14 11 (5.56%) TOGAF
15 10 (5.05%) Migration
15 10 (5.05%) ERP
15 10 (5.05%) SOA
15 10 (5.05%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 114 (57.58%) C#
2 107 (54.04%) SQL
3 100 (50.51%) JavaScript
4 46 (23.23%) T-SQL
5 41 (20.71%) Objective-C
6 22 (11.11%) VB.NET
7 21 (10.61%) PowerShell
8 19 (9.60%) VBA
9 13 (6.57%) VB
10 10 (5.05%) C++
11 3 (1.52%) C
12 2 (1.01%) Java
13 1 (0.51%) Perl
13 1 (0.51%) Python
13 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.51%) Ruby
13 1 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (6.57%) MCSD
3 11 (5.56%) MCP
3 11 (5.56%) MCAD
3 11 (5.56%) MCTS
4 6 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.03%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.52%) MCSE
6 2 (1.01%) CCA
6 2 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.01%) MCITP
6 2 (1.01%) Degree
6 2 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.51%) MCSA
7 1 (0.51%) CCNA
7 1 (0.51%) VCDX
7 1 (0.51%) VCP4
7 1 (0.51%) VCAP
7 1 (0.51%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 12 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.51%) vCloud
5 1 (0.51%) KVM
5 1 (0.51%) XenServer
5 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.53%) SCCM
2 4 (2.02%) SCOM
3 3 (1.52%) SCVMM
3 3 (1.52%) SCDPM
3 3 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.51%) Puppet
4 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 119 (60.10%) Microsoft
2 42 (21.21%) Telerik
3 37 (18.69%) Xamarin
4 11 (5.56%) Oracle
5 9 (4.55%) VMware
6 6 (3.03%) Citrix
6 6 (3.03%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.01%) Google
7 2 (1.01%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.01%) BT
8 1 (0.51%) RedDot
8 1 (0.51%) Avaya
8 1 (0.51%) NetApp
8 1 (0.51%) Adobe
8 1 (0.51%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.51%) Twitter
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