The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 Reading region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 94 129 125
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 46 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.94% 0.57% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.49% 9.03% 6.54%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 7
Average salary £105,000 £65,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.53% +30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -5.26%
Cloud Services Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
156 144 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 6.57% 6.27% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 115 135 94
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £68,750 £85,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Reading region.

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Microsoft Azure Salary Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 46 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 39 (52.70%) Windows
3 32 (43.24%) Office 365
4 28 (37.84%) C#
5 23 (31.08%) Degree
6 22 (29.73%) .NET
7 18 (24.32%) Service Delivery
8 17 (22.97%) SQL Server
8 17 (22.97%) Hyper-V
9 16 (21.62%) MS Excel
10 15 (20.27%) Finance
11 13 (17.57%) Selenium
11 13 (17.57%) SQL
11 13 (17.57%) SaaS
11 13 (17.57%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (16.22%) ITIL
12 12 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (16.22%) Computer Science
13 10 (13.51%) Telecoms
13 10 (13.51%) Business Development
13 10 (13.51%) Project Management
13 10 (13.51%) Web Services
13 10 (13.51%) MS Office
13 10 (13.51%) ERP
14 9 (12.16%) C
14 9 (12.16%) CMMI
14 9 (12.16%) PMI
14 9 (12.16%) PMI Certification
14 9 (12.16%) IPTV
14 9 (12.16%) Risk Management

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.46%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (8.11%) IIS
4 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.35%) Apache
7 1 (1.35%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (43.24%) Office 365
2 13 (17.57%) SaaS
3 9 (12.16%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.05%) IaaS
5 2 (2.70%) PaaS
6 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) VLAN
1 4 (5.41%) IPv4
1 4 (5.41%) IPv6
1 4 (5.41%) Firewall
2 1 (1.35%) LDAP
2 1 (1.35%) DHCP
2 1 (1.35%) DNS
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (12.16%) Big Data
3 7 (9.46%) MS Access
3 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (17.57%) Selenium
2 6 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.76%) MSBuild
4 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (20.27%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.76%) Games
4 3 (4.05%) Marketing
5 2 (2.70%) Hungarian Language
5 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.70%) Electronics
6 1 (1.35%) Publishing
6 1 (1.35%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (17.57%) Development Engineer
2 12 (16.22%) Account Manager
2 12 (16.22%) Software Engineer
2 12 (16.22%) Architect
2 12 (16.22%) Technical Account Manager
2 12 (16.22%) Software Development Engineer
2 12 (16.22%) Technical Manager
3 10 (13.51%) Developer
4 9 (12.16%) Enterprise Architect
5 8 (10.81%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (10.81%) Administrator
6 7 (9.46%) C# Software Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) .NET Developer
8 5 (6.76%) Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) IT Administrator
9 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Consultant
9 4 (5.41%) Test Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Web Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Consultant
10 3 (4.05%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.73%) .NET
2 10 (13.51%) Web Services
3 7 (9.46%) CSS
4 6 (8.11%) WCF
4 6 (8.11%) HTML
5 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (5.41%) JSON
5 4 (5.41%) NHibernate
5 4 (5.41%) Apache Flex
5 4 (5.41%) LINQ
5 4 (5.41%) jQuery
6 3 (4.05%) XML
6 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (2.70%) WF
8 1 (1.35%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (16.22%) Computer Science
3 9 (12.16%) PMI
3 9 (12.16%) IPTV
4 3 (4.05%) Open Source
5 2 (2.70%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.70%) DTV
6 1 (1.35%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.35%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (52.70%) Windows
2 9 (12.16%) Windows Phone
2 9 (12.16%) Windows Phone 8
3 8 (10.81%) Windows 8
4 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (9.46%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.76%) Linux
6 4 (5.41%) UNIX
7 1 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.32%) Service Delivery
2 12 (16.22%) ITIL
2 12 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (13.51%) Business Development
3 10 (13.51%) Project Management
3 10 (13.51%) ERP
4 9 (12.16%) CMMI
4 9 (12.16%) Risk Management
4 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (12.16%) OpenUP
5 6 (8.11%) Workflow
5 6 (8.11%) MVC
6 5 (6.76%) Migration
6 5 (6.76%) Web Development
6 5 (6.76%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (4.05%) SOA
7 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.05%) Automated Testing
7 3 (4.05%) Software Testing
7 3 (4.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.84%) C#
2 13 (17.57%) SQL
3 9 (12.16%) C
4 6 (8.11%) PowerShell
4 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.41%) Ruby
5 4 (5.41%) Python
5 4 (5.41%) Perl
6 2 (2.70%) Java
6 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (31.08%) Degree
2 9 (12.16%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.05%) ISEB
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) QA
System Software
1 17 (22.97%) Hyper-V
2 8 (10.81%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.41%) Xen
3 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.76%) Citrix
2 5 (6.76%) VMware
3 3 (4.05%) BMC
3 3 (4.05%) Remedy
4 2 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (1.35%) Siebel
5 1 (1.35%) HP
5 1 (1.35%) Huawei
5 1 (1.35%) Rackspace
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