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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 199 221 236
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +15
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 56 35 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 0.47% 0.056%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.17% 21.88% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 51 35 3
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%
Cloud Services Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
192 160 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.68% 2.17% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 157 148 55
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 37 £42,250 +5.62% 3
Cheshire - 14 £30,000 -
Cumbria - 5 £21,500 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 61 (70.11%) C#
2 58 (66.67%) .NET
3 55 (63.22%) SQL Server
4 52 (59.77%) ASP.NET
5 44 (50.57%) Microsoft
6 41 (47.13%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (44.83%) Windows
8 36 (41.38%) MVC
9 35 (40.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 32 (36.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 32 (36.78%) .NET Framework
10 32 (36.78%) JavaScript
11 29 (33.33%) WCF
11 29 (33.33%) HTML
12 27 (31.03%) TDD
13 26 (29.89%) Web Development
13 26 (29.89%) E-Commerce
13 26 (29.89%) OO
14 23 (26.44%) UML
15 22 (25.29%) SharePoint
15 22 (25.29%) LINQ
16 21 (24.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 21 (24.14%) SQL
17 20 (22.99%) Enterprise Architecture
18 19 (21.84%) CSS
19 17 (19.54%) jQuery
20 16 (18.39%) Web Services
20 16 (18.39%) Office 365
21 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
22 13 (14.94%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (25.29%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.64%) Lync
3 9 (10.34%) MS Exchange
4 8 (9.20%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.30%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.30%) IIS
6 2 (2.30%) WordPress
7 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.64%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.39%) Office 365
2 12 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.30%) SaaS
3 2 (2.30%) PaaS
3 2 (2.30%) IaaS
3 2 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.49%) RFID
2 5 (5.75%) Firewall
3 3 (3.45%) SSL
3 3 (3.45%) VPN
4 2 (2.30%) DNS
4 2 (2.30%) SMTP
4 2 (2.30%) DHCP
4 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.30%) MPLS
4 2 (2.30%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.15%) SAN
5 1 (1.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (63.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (12.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (11.49%) MySQL
5 5 (5.75%) RavenDB
5 5 (5.75%) NoSQL
5 5 (5.75%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Visual Studio
1 10 (11.49%) Selenium
1 10 (11.49%) Selenium IDE
2 6 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.75%) RSpec
General
1 5 (5.75%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Marketing
3 1 (1.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 55 (63.22%) Developer
2 30 (34.48%) C# Developer
3 28 (32.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 22 (25.29%) Lead Developer
5 21 (24.14%) Agile C# Developer
6 18 (20.69%) Lead C# Developer
7 15 (17.24%) Web Developer
8 11 (12.64%) Consultant
8 11 (12.64%) .NET Developer
9 10 (11.49%) Tester
9 10 (11.49%) Software Tester
10 8 (9.20%) Technical Consultant
11 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (5.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (5.75%) UI Developer
11 5 (5.75%) UI Programmer
12 4 (4.60%) Lead .NET Developer
12 4 (4.60%) Lead Web Developer
12 4 (4.60%) .NET Web Developer
13 3 (3.45%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (66.67%) .NET
2 52 (59.77%) ASP.NET
3 35 (40.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 32 (36.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 32 (36.78%) .NET Framework
5 29 (33.33%) HTML
5 29 (33.33%) WCF
6 22 (25.29%) LINQ
7 21 (24.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 19 (21.84%) CSS
9 17 (19.54%) jQuery
10 16 (18.39%) Web Services
11 12 (13.79%) HTML5
12 10 (11.49%) CSS3
12 10 (11.49%) NHibernate
13 7 (8.05%) Windows Identity Foundation
14 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 5 (5.75%) Kendo UI
15 5 (5.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 5 (5.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Social Media
2 2 (2.30%) iPad
2 2 (2.30%) Clustering
2 2 (2.30%) CMDB
2 2 (2.30%) iPhone
3 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 39 (44.83%) Windows
2 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.30%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (47.13%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (41.38%) MVC
3 27 (31.03%) TDD
4 26 (29.89%) Web Development
4 26 (29.89%) OO
4 26 (29.89%) E-Commerce
5 23 (26.44%) UML
6 20 (22.99%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (12.64%) Migration
8 10 (11.49%) Stress Testing
8 10 (11.49%) Web Testing
8 10 (11.49%) System Testing
8 10 (11.49%) Automation Testing
9 7 (8.05%) Project Management
9 7 (8.05%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.90%) Service Delivery
11 5 (5.75%) Multithreading
11 5 (5.75%) Agile Project Management
12 3 (3.45%) Software Engineering
12 3 (3.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 61 (70.11%) C#
2 32 (36.78%) JavaScript
3 21 (24.14%) SQL
4 10 (11.49%) T-SQL
5 9 (10.34%) PHP
6 4 (4.60%) C++
7 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.30%) Java
9 1 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.05%) MCP
2 7 (8.05%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.60%) MCITP
4 3 (3.45%) MCSE
5 2 (2.30%) MCSA
6 1 (1.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.30%) XenServer
3 2 (2.30%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) Puppet
1 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.15%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (50.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.20%) Lotus
3 7 (8.05%) Rackspace
4 5 (5.75%) Apple
5 3 (3.45%) VMware
6 2 (2.30%) Google
6 2 (2.30%) Citrix
7 1 (1.15%) HP
7 1 (1.15%) Dell
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