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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 153 193 244
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +51
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 88 52 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 0.72% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.88% 35.86% 8.08%
Number of salaries quoted 53 41 6
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -5.26%
Cloud Services Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
285 145 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.98% 2.00% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 214 120 77
Average salary £44,500 £38,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.58% +13.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,935 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +21 64 £40,000 +2.56% 10
Cheshire -6 9 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Lancashire - 8 £62,500 -
Merseyside - 2 £37,250 - 5
Cumbria - 1 £21,500 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 86 (63.24%) C#
2 83 (61.03%) Microsoft
3 78 (57.35%) .NET
4 72 (52.94%) ASP.NET
5 70 (51.47%) SQL Server
6 67 (49.26%) Windows
7 55 (40.44%) MVC
8 50 (36.76%) HTML
9 45 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (32.35%) JavaScript
11 41 (30.15%) WCF
11 41 (30.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 38 (27.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 36 (26.47%) SQL
13 36 (26.47%) Office 365
14 33 (24.26%) .NET Framework
15 30 (22.06%) E-Commerce
16 27 (19.85%) CSS
17 25 (18.38%) Web Services
18 24 (17.65%) OO
18 24 (17.65%) Service Delivery
18 24 (17.65%) TDD
18 24 (17.65%) LINQ
19 23 (16.91%) Web Development
20 21 (15.44%) QA
20 21 (15.44%) jQuery
20 21 (15.44%) Finance
21 19 (13.97%) UML
21 19 (13.97%) T-SQL
21 19 (13.97%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.47%) CMS
2 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.47%) Confluence
3 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.74%) Lync
3 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (13.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 36 (26.47%) Office 365
2 13 (9.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.35%) RFID
2 3 (2.21%) Internet
3 1 (0.74%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.74%) MPLS
3 1 (0.74%) SSL
3 1 (0.74%) SMTP
3 1 (0.74%) DHCP
3 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.74%) VPN
3 1 (0.74%) DNS
3 1 (0.74%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (51.47%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (9.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (8.09%) Big Data
5 8 (5.88%) MySQL
6 5 (3.68%) RavenDB
6 5 (3.68%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.68%) Couchbase
6 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
1 17 (12.50%) Selenium
2 15 (11.03%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.47%) JIRA
5 1 (0.74%) RSpec
5 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 21 (15.44%) Finance
2 6 (4.41%) Marketing
3 2 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 64 (47.06%) Developer
2 37 (27.21%) C# Developer
3 33 (24.26%) C# .NET Developer
4 21 (15.44%) Agile C# Developer
4 21 (15.44%) .NET Developer
5 17 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 17 (12.50%) Tester
6 16 (11.76%) Senior Developer
7 14 (10.29%) Senior C# Developer
8 13 (9.56%) ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (8.82%) Architect
10 11 (8.09%) Web Developer
10 11 (8.09%) Enterprise Architect
11 10 (7.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (7.35%) Technical Account Manager
11 10 (7.35%) Technical Manager
11 10 (7.35%) Account Manager
12 9 (6.62%) Lead Developer
12 9 (6.62%) Lead C# Developer
13 7 (5.15%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (57.35%) .NET
2 72 (52.94%) ASP.NET
3 50 (36.76%) HTML
4 41 (30.15%) WCF
4 41 (30.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 38 (27.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 33 (24.26%) .NET Framework
7 27 (19.85%) CSS
8 25 (18.38%) Web Services
9 24 (17.65%) LINQ
10 21 (15.44%) jQuery
11 19 (13.97%) HTML5
11 19 (13.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 11 (8.09%) CSS3
12 11 (8.09%) Windows Identity Foundation
13 10 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 10 (7.35%) NHibernate
14 9 (6.62%) SOAP
14 9 (6.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 7 (5.15%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.09%) PMI
2 10 (7.35%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.41%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.41%) Social Media
4 1 (0.74%) iPhone
4 1 (0.74%) iPad
4 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.74%) EMV
4 1 (0.74%) W3C
4 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.74%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 67 (49.26%) Windows
2 17 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (11.03%) Windows Phone
4 10 (7.35%) Windows Phone 8
5 5 (3.68%) Android
6 4 (2.94%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.21%) Linux
8 2 (1.47%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.47%) Fedora
8 2 (1.47%) UNIX
8 2 (1.47%) CentOS
8 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (40.44%) MVC
2 45 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (22.06%) E-Commerce
4 24 (17.65%) OO
4 24 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 24 (17.65%) TDD
5 23 (16.91%) Web Development
6 19 (13.97%) UML
7 18 (13.24%) Project Management
7 18 (13.24%) Enterprise Architecture
8 17 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 17 (12.50%) Web Testing
8 17 (12.50%) System Testing
9 12 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (8.82%) ITIL
10 11 (8.09%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (8.09%) ERP
10 11 (8.09%) Risk Management
10 11 (8.09%) CMMI
10 11 (8.09%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 86 (63.24%) C#
2 44 (32.35%) JavaScript
3 36 (26.47%) SQL
4 19 (13.97%) T-SQL
5 11 (8.09%) C
6 4 (2.94%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.94%) PHP
6 4 (2.94%) C++
7 3 (2.21%) Scala
8 2 (1.47%) Java
9 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.74%) Perl
9 1 (0.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (9.56%) Degree
2 11 (8.09%) PMI Certification
3 9 (6.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.88%) MCP
5 3 (2.21%) MCSE
6 2 (1.47%) MCITP
6 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.44%) QA
2 3 (2.21%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 83 (61.03%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.21%) SaltStack
2 3 (2.21%) Rackspace
3 2 (1.47%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.74%) Apple
4 1 (0.74%) VMware
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