The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT jobs advertised for the Thames Valley region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 13 9 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 2 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 5.00% 7.32% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.00% 100.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
Average salary £60,000 £80,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -
Microsoft Azure
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in permanent jobs advertised in the Thames Valley region.

Cloud Services Category
Thames Valley
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
10 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 25.00% 7.32% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 4
Average salary £55,000 £80,000 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% -5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Thames Valley 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) WF
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) SCOM
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SAML
2 2 (50.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Thames Valley 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 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
1 2 (50.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) Kerberos
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) WCF
1 2 (50.00%) WF
1 2 (50.00%) SAML
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) AppFabric
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (50.00%) ISA Server
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (50.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
1 2 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft