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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 157 190 239
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +49
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 104 46 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.40% 0.67% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.12% 31.72% 14.02%
Number of salaries quoted 65 42 11
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £35,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £43,500 £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
314 145 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.22% 2.10% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 238 128 75
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,400 £65,000
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 2 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 2 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 +23 70 £40,000 +6.66% 10
Cheshire +3 23 £35,000 -7.89% 7
Lancashire - 6 £65,000 -
Merseyside - 4 £39,500 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 102 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 94 (58.02%) C#
3 91 (56.17%) Windows
4 88 (54.32%) .NET
5 82 (50.62%) ASP.NET
6 73 (45.06%) SQL Server
7 67 (41.36%) MVC
8 65 (40.12%) HTML
9 55 (33.95%) JavaScript
10 48 (29.63%) Office 365
11 47 (29.01%) SQL
12 46 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
12 46 (28.40%) WCF
12 46 (28.40%) ASP.NET MVC
13 41 (25.31%) CSS
14 38 (23.46%) Web Services
14 38 (23.46%) .NET Framework
15 36 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 35 (21.60%) jQuery
17 34 (20.99%) E-Commerce
18 33 (20.37%) OO
18 33 (20.37%) LINQ
19 32 (19.75%) Mentoring
20 31 (19.14%) Service Delivery
21 28 (17.28%) Finance
22 27 (16.67%) Project Management
23 26 (16.05%) Web Development
23 26 (16.05%) HTML5
24 24 (14.81%) TDD
24 24 (14.81%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 4 (2.47%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.47%) Node.js
2 2 (1.23%) CMS
2 2 (1.23%) Flash Media Server
2 2 (1.23%) Confluence
3 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 48 (29.63%) Office 365
2 9 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.70%) RFID
2 4 (2.47%) Internet
3 1 (0.62%) VPN
3 1 (0.62%) SSL
3 1 (0.62%) SAN
3 1 (0.62%) Firewall
3 1 (0.62%) VLAN
3 1 (0.62%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (45.06%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.11%) Big Data
3 16 (9.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (9.26%) MySQL
5 14 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (4.32%) NoSQL
8 6 (3.70%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.85%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.85%) RavenDB
10 2 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (11.73%) Visual Studio
2 15 (9.26%) Selenium
3 13 (8.02%) Selenium IDE
4 10 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.70%) Subversion
6 4 (2.47%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.23%) JUnit
7 2 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.23%) JIRA
7 2 (1.23%) NUnit
7 2 (1.23%) FlexUnit
8 1 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 28 (17.28%) Finance
2 6 (3.70%) Marketing
3 2 (1.23%) Retail
4 1 (0.62%) Billing
4 1 (0.62%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 81 (50.00%) Developer
2 39 (24.07%) C# Developer
3 35 (21.60%) C# .NET Developer
4 28 (17.28%) .NET Developer
5 25 (15.43%) Senior Developer
6 23 (14.20%) Agile C# Developer
7 19 (11.73%) Senior C# Developer
8 18 (11.11%) Architect
9 17 (10.49%) ASP.NET Developer
10 16 (9.88%) Enterprise Architect
11 15 (9.26%) Technical Account Manager
11 15 (9.26%) Technical Manager
11 15 (9.26%) Web Developer
11 15 (9.26%) Account Manager
12 13 (8.02%) Tester
12 13 (8.02%) Software Tester
13 12 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 8 (4.94%) Mobile Applications Developer
14 8 (4.94%) Mobile Developer
14 8 (4.94%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (54.32%) .NET
2 82 (50.62%) ASP.NET
3 65 (40.12%) HTML
4 46 (28.40%) ASP.NET MVC
4 46 (28.40%) WCF
5 41 (25.31%) CSS
6 38 (23.46%) Web Services
6 38 (23.46%) .NET Framework
7 36 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 35 (21.60%) jQuery
9 33 (20.37%) LINQ
10 26 (16.05%) HTML5
11 21 (12.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 16 (9.88%) Ajax
13 15 (9.26%) SOAP
14 12 (7.41%) XHTML
15 11 (6.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 11 (6.79%) CSS3
15 11 (6.79%) Windows Identity Foundation
15 11 (6.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.88%) PMI
2 15 (9.26%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (6.17%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.47%) Social Media
5 2 (1.23%) EMV
5 2 (1.23%) W3C
5 2 (1.23%) APACS
6 1 (0.62%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 91 (56.17%) Windows
2 23 (14.20%) Windows Phone
3 15 (9.26%) Windows Phone 8
4 13 (8.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (7.41%) Android
5 12 (7.41%) Apple iOS
6 7 (4.32%) Linux
7 2 (1.23%) Fedora
7 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.23%) UNIX
7 2 (1.23%) CentOS
7 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (41.36%) MVC
2 46 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (20.99%) E-Commerce
4 33 (20.37%) OO
5 32 (19.75%) Mentoring
6 31 (19.14%) Service Delivery
7 27 (16.67%) Project Management
8 26 (16.05%) Web Development
9 24 (14.81%) TDD
10 21 (12.96%) UML
11 20 (12.35%) Enterprise Architecture
12 17 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (9.88%) Risk Management
13 16 (9.88%) ITIL
13 16 (9.88%) CMMI
13 16 (9.88%) ERP
13 16 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (9.88%) Business Development
14 15 (9.26%) OpenUP
15 13 (8.02%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 94 (58.02%) C#
2 55 (33.95%) JavaScript
3 47 (29.01%) SQL
4 21 (12.96%) T-SQL
5 16 (9.88%) C
6 12 (7.41%) VB.NET
7 8 (4.94%) C++
8 3 (1.85%) PHP
8 3 (1.85%) Scala
9 2 (1.23%) Java
10 1 (0.62%) Perl
10 1 (0.62%) Python
10 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (11.11%) Degree
2 16 (9.88%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.09%) MCP
4 2 (1.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.96%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (10.49%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.85%) Puppet
2 1 (0.62%) Windows Intune
2 1 (0.62%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.62%) SCCM
2 1 (0.62%) SCOM
Vendors
1 102 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.85%) SaltStack
3 2 (1.23%) Rackspace
3 2 (1.23%) Adobe
3 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.23%) VMware
4 1 (0.62%) Capita
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, 25 days, Great environment
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Salary: £55000 per annum
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Wigan
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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