The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 90 91 88
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 19 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.43% 0.37% 0.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.81% 12.50% 29.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 5
Average salary £32,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.61%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Microsoft Azure
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Cloud Services Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
101 32 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 7.60% 2.93% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 87 32 7
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £31,450 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,250 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.65%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in Wales

Microsoft Azure
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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
South Wales 0 14 £32,000 -13.51% 1
West Wales +11 4 £36,750 +36.11%
North Wales - 1 £36,000 -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (62.50%) C#
3 17 (53.13%) SQL
3 17 (53.13%) .NET
4 16 (50.00%) HTML
4 16 (50.00%) HTML5
5 14 (43.75%) MVC
6 13 (40.63%) Welsh Language
7 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (37.50%) TDD
7 12 (37.50%) VMware
7 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 12 (37.50%) Windows
7 12 (37.50%) Mentoring
8 10 (31.25%) Line Management
8 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
9 9 (28.13%) OO
9 9 (28.13%) OOD
9 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (28.13%) .NET Framework
9 9 (28.13%) SaaS
10 8 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 8 (25.00%) CSS
10 8 (25.00%) XML
10 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 7 (21.88%) IaaS
11 7 (21.88%) SCCM
12 6 (18.75%) WCF
12 6 (18.75%) Degree

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 3 (9.38%) Node.js
2 2 (6.25%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) SaaS
2 7 (21.88%) IaaS
3 5 (15.63%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (12.50%) PaaS
5 3 (9.38%) Office 365
6 1 (3.13%) Joyent
6 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) WAN
1 6 (18.75%) VPN
1 6 (18.75%) DNS
2 4 (12.50%) HTTP
3 3 (9.38%) LAN
3 3 (9.38%) VoIP
3 3 (9.38%) DHCP
3 3 (9.38%) Firewall
3 3 (9.38%) Wireless
3 3 (9.38%) MPLS
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (9.38%) VPLS
3 3 (9.38%) Wireshark
4 2 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Moq
1 6 (18.75%) NUnit
2 4 (12.50%) MSTest
3 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (40.63%) Welsh Language
2 5 (15.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Software Developer
3 4 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (3.13%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (53.13%) .NET
2 16 (50.00%) HTML
2 16 (50.00%) HTML5
3 9 (28.13%) .NET Framework
4 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (25.00%) CSS
4 8 (25.00%) XML
5 6 (18.75%) WCF
5 6 (18.75%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (15.63%) jQuery
7 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (12.50%) WinForms
8 3 (9.38%) Durandal
9 2 (6.25%) NHibernate
9 2 (6.25%) REST
9 2 (6.25%) Autofac
9 2 (6.25%) Ajax
9 2 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 3 (9.38%) CentOS
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Phone
4 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) MVC
2 12 (37.50%) TDD
2 12 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 10 (31.25%) Line Management
4 9 (28.13%) OO
4 9 (28.13%) OOD
4 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
5 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (15.63%) Scrum
6 5 (15.63%) Time Management
6 5 (15.63%) Product Management
7 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (12.50%) Service Management
7 4 (12.50%) Change Management
7 4 (12.50%) B2B
7 4 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) C#
2 17 (53.13%) SQL
3 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 6 (18.75%) TypeScript
5 4 (12.50%) CoffeeScript
6 3 (9.38%) Perl
6 3 (9.38%) Ruby
6 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) CCNP
2 3 (9.38%) CCNA
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.38%) ProxySG
3 3 (9.38%) vSphere
3 3 (9.38%) XenServer
4 2 (6.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (9.38%) Puppet
2 3 (9.38%) SCOM
2 3 (9.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (37.50%) VMware
3 6 (18.75%) SolarWinds
4 5 (15.63%) Google
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) HP
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix
5 3 (9.38%) Juniper
5 3 (9.38%) NetApp
5 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
5 3 (9.38%) Mitel
5 3 (9.38%) Blue Coat
5 3 (9.38%) McAfee