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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 140 199 247
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +48
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 116 39 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.67% 0.60% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.02% 23.49% 11.79%
Number of salaries quoted 112 32 24
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +31.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,100 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,450 £55,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
322 166 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.63% 2.56% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 282 145 173
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Cheshire +40 51 £52,500 +54.41% 5
Manchester +7 50 £42,500 -4.49% 14
Lancashire - 8 £36,250 - 2
Merseyside +20 7 £52,500 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 166 (75.80%) .NET
2 139 (63.47%) Microsoft
3 136 (62.10%) Windows
4 128 (58.45%) C#
5 123 (56.16%) JavaScript
6 121 (55.25%) HTML
7 119 (54.34%) SQL
8 118 (53.88%) ASP.NET
9 115 (52.51%) CSS
10 109 (49.77%) SQL Server
11 99 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
12 87 (39.73%) MVC
13 80 (36.53%) Web Services
14 72 (32.88%) HTML5
15 66 (30.14%) jQuery
16 58 (26.48%) Subversion
17 56 (25.57%) ASP.NET MVC
18 55 (25.11%) .NET Framework
19 50 (22.83%) OO
20 49 (22.37%) Ajax
21 46 (21.00%) LINQ
21 46 (21.00%) T-SQL
22 42 (19.18%) WCF
23 41 (18.72%) User Experience
24 39 (17.81%) TDD
25 37 (16.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 37 (16.89%) Telerik
25 37 (16.89%) NUnit
26 36 (16.44%) Objective-C
27 33 (15.07%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 27 (12.33%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.76%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (7.76%) Node.js
3 11 (5.02%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (3.20%) IIS
4 7 (3.20%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.83%) Flash Media Server
7 2 (0.91%) Lync
7 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (6.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (12.79%) Office 365
2 14 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.28%) Yammer
4 4 (1.83%) IaaS
5 3 (1.37%) SaaS
6 2 (0.91%) PaaS
7 1 (0.46%) Terremark
7 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.37%) Internet
2 2 (0.91%) SAN
2 2 (0.91%) SSL
2 2 (0.91%) VPN
2 2 (0.91%) Firewall
2 2 (0.91%) Unified Communications
2 2 (0.91%) VLAN
2 2 (0.91%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (49.77%) SQL Server
2 37 (16.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (13.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (10.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (9.59%) Big Data
6 20 (9.13%) NoSQL
6 20 (9.13%) MySQL
7 15 (6.85%) Azure SQL Database
8 14 (6.39%) Relational Database
9 13 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 58 (26.48%) Subversion
2 37 (16.89%) NUnit
3 29 (13.24%) Git (software)
4 21 (9.59%) Visual Studio
5 13 (5.94%) Moq
5 13 (5.94%) MSTest
6 12 (5.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.28%) Selenium
9 4 (1.83%) JUnit
9 4 (1.83%) FlexUnit
10 3 (1.37%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.46%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 32 (14.61%) Finance
2 6 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.37%) Marketing
4 2 (0.91%) Billing
5 1 (0.46%) Advertising
5 1 (0.46%) Games
5 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 128 (58.45%) Developer
2 56 (25.57%) C# Developer
3 44 (20.09%) .NET Developer
4 38 (17.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 31 (14.16%) Development Manager
6 29 (13.24%) Web Developer
7 28 (12.79%) Senior Developer
8 26 (11.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 23 (10.50%) Software Manager
9 23 (10.50%) Software Development Manager
10 21 (9.59%) Architect
11 19 (8.68%) ASP.NET Developer
12 14 (6.39%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (5.48%) Software Developer
13 12 (5.48%) DBA
13 12 (5.48%) SQL DBA
14 11 (5.02%) Senior C# Developer
14 11 (5.02%) Senior .NET Developer
14 11 (5.02%) Agile C# Developer
14 11 (5.02%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (75.80%) .NET
2 121 (55.25%) HTML
3 118 (53.88%) ASP.NET
4 115 (52.51%) CSS
5 80 (36.53%) Web Services
6 72 (32.88%) HTML5
7 66 (30.14%) jQuery
8 56 (25.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 55 (25.11%) .NET Framework
10 49 (22.37%) Ajax
11 46 (21.00%) LINQ
12 42 (19.18%) WCF
13 33 (15.07%) PhoneGap
14 32 (14.61%) SOAP
15 20 (9.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 20 (9.13%) XHTML
16 19 (8.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 17 (7.76%) CSS3
17 17 (7.76%) WebSockets
17 17 (7.76%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.72%) User Experience
2 25 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.48%) Replication
3 12 (5.48%) Statistics
4 10 (4.57%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.20%) Data Integration
7 5 (2.28%) PMI
8 3 (1.37%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.91%) EMV
9 2 (0.91%) W3C
9 2 (0.91%) APACS
9 2 (0.91%) Clustering
10 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.46%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.46%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.46%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 136 (62.10%) Windows
2 30 (13.70%) Apple iOS
2 30 (13.70%) Android
3 21 (9.59%) Linux
4 15 (6.85%) Windows Phone
5 5 (2.28%) Windows Phone 8
6 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.37%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (39.73%) MVC
3 50 (22.83%) OO
4 39 (17.81%) TDD
5 32 (14.61%) Web Development
5 32 (14.61%) Resource Management
6 30 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (12.79%) Unit Testing
8 23 (10.50%) OOP
9 21 (9.59%) Software Engineering
10 20 (9.13%) E-Commerce
11 19 (8.68%) UML
12 15 (6.85%) ERP
12 15 (6.85%) Web Application Development
13 14 (6.39%) Migration
14 13 (5.94%) OOD
15 12 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
16 11 (5.02%) Mentoring
16 11 (5.02%) Enterprise Architecture
16 11 (5.02%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 128 (58.45%) C#
2 123 (56.16%) JavaScript
3 119 (54.34%) SQL
4 46 (21.00%) T-SQL
5 36 (16.44%) Objective-C
6 33 (15.07%) VB.NET
7 20 (9.13%) C++
8 14 (6.39%) PowerShell
9 13 (5.94%) VB
10 10 (4.57%) C
11 9 (4.11%) VBA
12 4 (1.83%) Java
13 1 (0.46%) Ruby
13 1 (0.46%) XPath
13 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.46%) Perl
13 1 (0.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (5.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.57%) Degree
3 8 (3.65%) MCP
4 7 (3.20%) MCSD
5 6 (2.74%) MCAD
5 6 (2.74%) MCTS
6 5 (2.28%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.28%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.28%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.83%) MCSE
8 1 (0.46%) VCAP
8 1 (0.46%) VCP5
8 1 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.46%) MCITP
8 1 (0.46%) CCEE
8 1 (0.46%) CCAA
8 1 (0.46%) CCIA
8 1 (0.46%) VCDX
8 1 (0.46%) VCP4
8 1 (0.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 12 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.02%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.46%) KVM
5 1 (0.46%) vCloud
5 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.46%) XenServer
5 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.74%) SCCM
2 5 (2.28%) SCOM
3 4 (1.83%) Windows Intune
4 3 (1.37%) SCDPM
4 3 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (1.37%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.91%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 139 (63.47%) Microsoft
2 37 (16.89%) Telerik
3 32 (14.61%) Xamarin
4 13 (5.94%) Oracle
5 5 (2.28%) VMware
6 4 (1.83%) Adobe
7 3 (1.37%) Citrix
8 2 (0.91%) Capita
9 1 (0.46%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.46%) Twitter
9 1 (0.46%) Google
9 1 (0.46%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.46%) NetApp
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits AND bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: Market Rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
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CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £37k - 40k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Car Allow + Medical + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Accrington
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £65000 - £100000 per annum + Car, Home Working + Company Shares
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Wigan
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Package, Home Working
Posted: 22 days ago