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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 131 194 228
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +34
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 125 49 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.80% 0.75% 0.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.23% 27.37% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 119 42 32
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
327 179 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.70% 2.75% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 279 152 164
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,400 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 February 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 February 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 +20 54 £44,500 - 7
Cheshire +34 53 £52,500 +61.53% 7
Merseyside - 11 £52,500 - 3
Lancashire - 7 £42,500 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 169 (78.24%) .NET
2 137 (63.43%) Windows
3 129 (59.72%) C#
4 127 (58.80%) Microsoft
5 126 (58.33%) SQL
6 120 (55.56%) SQL Server
7 119 (55.09%) JavaScript
8 118 (54.63%) HTML
9 116 (53.70%) CSS
10 112 (51.85%) ASP.NET
11 109 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
12 79 (36.57%) MVC
13 75 (34.72%) Web Services
14 70 (32.41%) HTML5
15 58 (26.85%) Subversion
15 58 (26.85%) jQuery
16 54 (25.00%) .NET Framework
16 54 (25.00%) T-SQL
17 53 (24.54%) ASP.NET MVC
18 50 (23.15%) Ajax
19 48 (22.22%) WCF
20 47 (21.76%) OO
21 44 (20.37%) TDD
21 44 (20.37%) NUnit
21 44 (20.37%) LINQ
22 40 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 40 (18.52%) Telerik
23 39 (18.06%) Objective-C
24 38 (17.59%) SQL Server 2008
24 38 (17.59%) User Experience

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 34 (15.74%) SharePoint
2 21 (9.72%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (6.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 15 (6.94%) Node.js
4 11 (5.09%) IIS
5 10 (4.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (4.17%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.85%) CMS
7 4 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.39%) Flash Media Server
9 2 (0.93%) Lync
9 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.33%) Office 365
2 14 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.85%) IaaS
4 3 (1.39%) SaaS
5 2 (0.93%) PaaS
6 1 (0.46%) Terremark
6 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.39%) Internet
1 3 (1.39%) Firewall
1 3 (1.39%) SSL
1 3 (1.39%) Unified Communications
2 2 (0.93%) VPN
2 2 (0.93%) SAN
2 2 (0.93%) VLAN
2 2 (0.93%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.46%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 40 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (17.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (12.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (8.33%) NoSQL
6 16 (7.41%) MySQL
7 15 (6.94%) Big Data
8 14 (6.48%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (5.09%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 58 (26.85%) Subversion
2 44 (20.37%) NUnit
3 32 (14.81%) Git (software)
4 20 (9.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 18 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 13 (6.02%) MSTest
6 13 (6.02%) Moq
7 10 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.85%) Selenium
9 3 (1.39%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.39%) FlexUnit
9 3 (1.39%) JUnit
10 1 (0.46%) JIRA
10 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.46%) Selenium IDE
General
1 30 (13.89%) Finance
2 6 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (0.93%) Retail
3 2 (0.93%) Billing
4 1 (0.46%) Marketing
4 1 (0.46%) Advertising
4 1 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 124 (57.41%) Developer
2 59 (27.31%) C# Developer
3 39 (18.06%) .NET Developer
4 36 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 34 (15.74%) Development Manager
6 27 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 26 (12.04%) Software Manager
7 26 (12.04%) Software Development Manager
8 25 (11.57%) Web Developer
9 23 (10.65%) Senior Developer
10 20 (9.26%) DBA
10 20 (9.26%) SQL DBA
11 17 (7.87%) ASP.NET Developer
11 17 (7.87%) Architect
12 16 (7.41%) Software Developer
12 16 (7.41%) SQL Server DBA
13 14 (6.48%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (6.02%) Agile C# Developer
15 12 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
16 11 (5.09%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (78.24%) .NET
2 118 (54.63%) HTML
3 116 (53.70%) CSS
4 112 (51.85%) ASP.NET
5 75 (34.72%) Web Services
6 70 (32.41%) HTML5
7 58 (26.85%) jQuery
8 54 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 53 (24.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 50 (23.15%) Ajax
11 48 (22.22%) WCF
12 44 (20.37%) LINQ
13 36 (16.67%) PhoneGap
14 33 (15.28%) SOAP
15 21 (9.72%) WPF
16 20 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 19 (8.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 18 (8.33%) CSS3
19 17 (7.87%) XML
20 16 (7.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.59%) User Experience
2 26 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (9.26%) Replication
3 20 (9.26%) Statistics
4 7 (3.24%) Data Integration
5 6 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.39%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.93%) Clustering
8 1 (0.46%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.46%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.46%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.46%) APACS
8 1 (0.46%) EMV
8 1 (0.46%) W3C
8 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 137 (63.43%) Windows
2 24 (11.11%) Android
2 24 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 19 (8.80%) Linux
4 6 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (2.78%) Windows Phone
5 5 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (36.57%) MVC
3 47 (21.76%) OO
4 44 (20.37%) TDD
5 36 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (16.20%) Resource Management
7 28 (12.96%) Web Development
8 26 (12.04%) Unit Testing
9 21 (9.72%) UML
10 20 (9.26%) OOP
10 20 (9.26%) Software Engineering
10 20 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (6.48%) Migration
11 14 (6.48%) CRM
12 13 (6.02%) OOD
12 13 (6.02%) Web Application Development
13 12 (5.56%) E-Commerce
14 11 (5.09%) SOA
14 11 (5.09%) TOGAF
15 10 (4.63%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 129 (59.72%) C#
2 126 (58.33%) SQL
3 119 (55.09%) JavaScript
4 54 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 39 (18.06%) Objective-C
6 28 (12.96%) VB.NET
7 22 (10.19%) PowerShell
8 18 (8.33%) C++
9 14 (6.48%) VBA
10 13 (6.02%) VB
11 5 (2.31%) C
12 4 (1.85%) Java
13 1 (0.46%) Perl
13 1 (0.46%) Python
13 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.46%) Ruby
13 1 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.56%) MCSD
3 11 (5.09%) MCP
4 10 (4.63%) MCAD
4 10 (4.63%) MCTS
5 6 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.78%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.31%) Degree
6 5 (2.31%) VCP4
7 4 (1.85%) MCSE
8 2 (0.93%) CCA
8 2 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.93%) MCITP
8 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.46%) VCAP
9 1 (0.46%) CCEE
9 1 (0.46%) CCAA
9 1 (0.46%) CCIA
9 1 (0.46%) VCP5
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.31%) QA
System Software
1 15 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.46%) vCloud
5 1 (0.46%) KVM
5 1 (0.46%) XenServer
5 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.78%) SCCM
2 5 (2.31%) SCOM
3 4 (1.85%) Windows Intune
4 3 (1.39%) SCDPM
4 3 (1.39%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.93%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 127 (58.80%) Microsoft
2 40 (18.52%) Telerik
3 35 (16.20%) Xamarin
4 13 (6.02%) Oracle
5 9 (4.17%) VMware
6 6 (2.78%) Citrix
7 4 (1.85%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.39%) Adobe
9 1 (0.46%) NetApp
9 1 (0.46%) BT
9 1 (0.46%) Capita
9 1 (0.46%) Google
9 1 (0.46%) Twitter
9 1 (0.46%) Rackspace
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