The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 217 197 191
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 21 14 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.28% 0.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.66% 11.11% 20.90%
Number of salaries quoted 21 11 28
Average salary £42,750 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.00% +7.14%
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 South West region.

Cloud Services Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
197 126 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.17% 2.48% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 148 105 121
Average salary £42,500 £44,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +25.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in the South West

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Azure Salary Histogram in the South West

Microsoft Azure
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 19 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
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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
Bristol -7 7 £46,500 +6.28% 16
Dorset - 6 £43,750 - 3
Wiltshire +7 5 £41,500 -24.54% 2
Gloucestershire -5 2 £39,000 +4.00%
Somerset - 2 £42,250 - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 36 (60.00%) C#
1 36 (60.00%) .NET
2 32 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (36.67%) MS Excel
5 20 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 19 (31.67%) Windows
6 19 (31.67%) Office 365
7 18 (30.00%) Web Services
7 18 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 18 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 18 (30.00%) SQL
7 18 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 17 (28.33%) Java
8 17 (28.33%) MVC
9 15 (25.00%) Mentoring
9 15 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 14 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (23.33%) jQuery
11 13 (21.67%) E-Commerce
11 13 (21.67%) SCCM
11 13 (21.67%) SCOM
12 12 (20.00%) SCOrch
12 12 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 12 (20.00%) SAN
12 12 (20.00%) Visual Studio
12 12 (20.00%) PKI
13 11 (18.33%) OO
13 11 (18.33%) SCVMM
13 11 (18.33%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 5 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.67%) IIS
2 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.33%) Node.js
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.33%) nginx
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.33%) CMS
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.33%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.67%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (36.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (31.67%) Office 365
2 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.00%) SAN
2 4 (6.67%) Firewall
3 3 (5.00%) Intranet
3 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.33%) DNS
4 2 (3.33%) IPv4
4 2 (3.33%) IPv6
4 2 (3.33%) VLAN
5 1 (1.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (11.67%) MongoDB
3 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.00%) MySQL
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.67%) MS Access
6 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (16.67%) Marketing
2 9 (15.00%) Finance
3 6 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.00%) Electronics
3 6 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (46.67%) Developer
2 15 (25.00%) Consultant
3 14 (23.33%) C# Developer
4 11 (18.33%) .NET Developer
4 11 (18.33%) Senior Developer
5 9 (15.00%) Architect
6 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Consultant
7 6 (10.00%) Software Architect
7 6 (10.00%) Lead Developer
7 6 (10.00%) Lead C# Developer
8 5 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Junior Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Software Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Junior
10 3 (5.00%) Web Developer
10 3 (5.00%) Programmer
10 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (5.00%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (60.00%) .NET
2 20 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 18 (30.00%) Web Services
4 14 (23.33%) jQuery
4 14 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (13.33%) HTML
6 7 (11.67%) .NET Framework
6 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 6 (10.00%) Backbone.js
7 6 (10.00%) CSS
8 4 (6.67%) JSON
8 4 (6.67%) WCF
9 3 (5.00%) MSMQ
9 3 (5.00%) REST
9 3 (5.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (5.00%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (5.00%) LINQ
10 2 (3.33%) SignalR
10 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) PKI
2 7 (11.67%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.00%) DTV
4 5 (8.33%) Mobile App
5 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.33%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.33%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.33%) Open Source
7 1 (1.67%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.67%) Social Media
7 1 (1.67%) RIA
7 1 (1.67%) PDA
7 1 (1.67%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.67%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Android
2 6 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 5 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.33%) UNIX
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.33%) MVC
3 15 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 13 (21.67%) E-Commerce
5 11 (18.33%) OO
5 11 (18.33%) Web Development
6 9 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 9 (15.00%) Software Architecture
7 7 (11.67%) Scrum
8 6 (10.00%) Programme Management
8 6 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (10.00%) Project Management
8 6 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (8.33%) Low Latency
9 5 (8.33%) iOS Development
9 5 (8.33%) TDD
9 5 (8.33%) OOD
10 4 (6.67%) Migration
10 4 (6.67%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (60.00%) C#
2 18 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (30.00%) SQL
3 17 (28.33%) Java
4 4 (6.67%) Python
4 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.00%) VB
5 3 (5.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.00%) C++
6 2 (3.33%) Perl
6 2 (3.33%) PHP
6 2 (3.33%) F#
6 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.33%) Ruby
6 2 (3.33%) PHP5
7 1 (1.67%) Fortran
7 1 (1.67%) R
7 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Degree
2 7 (11.67%) MCSE
2 7 (11.67%) MCSA
2 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.67%) MCITP
3 2 (3.33%) PhD
System Software
1 18 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.33%) vSphere
4 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (21.67%) SCCM
1 13 (21.67%) SCOM
2 12 (20.00%) SCOrch
2 12 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 11 (18.33%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.33%) WSUS
5 1 (1.67%) MOM
Vendors
1 32 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) SAP
3 5 (8.33%) VMware
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle
5 2 (3.33%) Citrix
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco
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