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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 84 109 85
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -24
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 20 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.56% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.98% 9.52% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 17 2 3
Average salary £36,000 £37,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.70% +17.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £37,000 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,000 £32,300
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.61% +8.88%
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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
91 21 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 7.09% 1.57% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 82 17 6
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £30,800 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,200 £43,250 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%

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 19 December 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
(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 +21 13 £32,000 -13.51% 5
West Wales - 6 £37,500 -
North Wales - 1 £36,000 -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 26 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 23 (67.65%) C#
3 19 (55.88%) .NET
4 18 (52.94%) HTML
4 18 (52.94%) SQL
5 17 (50.00%) MVC
5 17 (50.00%) HTML5
6 16 (47.06%) SQL Server
7 13 (38.24%) TDD
7 13 (38.24%) Windows
7 13 (38.24%) Welsh Language
8 12 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (35.29%) VMware
9 11 (32.35%) MS Excel
9 11 (32.35%) OO
9 11 (32.35%) OOD
9 11 (32.35%) .NET Framework
10 10 (29.41%) IaaS
10 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
10 10 (29.41%) JavaScript
11 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
11 9 (26.47%) XML
11 9 (26.47%) Line Management
11 9 (26.47%) WCF
12 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (23.53%) SaaS
12 8 (23.53%) NUnit
12 8 (23.53%) Moq
12 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (20.59%) Azure SQL Database

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (8.82%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.88%) Umbraco
2 2 (5.88%) Node.js
3 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.94%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (32.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) IaaS
2 8 (23.53%) SaaS
3 7 (20.59%) PaaS
4 6 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (8.82%) Office 365
6 1 (2.94%) Joyent
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) WAN
1 6 (17.65%) VPN
1 6 (17.65%) DNS
2 4 (11.76%) HTTP
3 3 (8.82%) DHCP
3 3 (8.82%) LAN
3 3 (8.82%) VoIP
3 3 (8.82%) MPLS
3 3 (8.82%) Firewall
3 3 (8.82%) Wireless
3 3 (8.82%) VPLS
3 3 (8.82%) Wireshark
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.59%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) NUnit
1 8 (23.53%) Moq
2 7 (20.59%) MSTest
3 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (38.24%) Welsh Language
2 7 (20.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Developer
2 8 (23.53%) .NET Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Network Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Lead Developer
4 3 (8.82%) SCCM Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Junior
5 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) C# Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Junior Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Programmer
5 1 (2.94%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Junior .NET Developer
5 1 (2.94%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (2.94%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (55.88%) .NET
2 18 (52.94%) HTML
3 17 (50.00%) HTML5
4 11 (32.35%) .NET Framework
5 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
5 9 (26.47%) XML
5 9 (26.47%) WCF
6 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 7 (20.59%) CSS
7 7 (20.59%) WinForms
8 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (14.71%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (11.76%) jQuery
11 3 (8.82%) REST
11 3 (8.82%) Durandal
12 1 (2.94%) Autofac
12 1 (2.94%) SignalR
12 1 (2.94%) RESTful
12 1 (2.94%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (38.24%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) CentOS
3 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) MVC
2 13 (38.24%) TDD
3 11 (32.35%) OO
3 11 (32.35%) OOD
4 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
5 9 (26.47%) Line Management
6 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (20.59%) Product Management
8 6 (17.65%) Time Management
8 6 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
9 5 (14.71%) Scrum
10 4 (11.76%) B2B
10 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
10 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
10 4 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (8.82%) Coaching
11 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
11 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) C#
2 18 (52.94%) SQL
3 10 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
5 5 (14.71%) TypeScript
6 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
6 4 (11.76%) CoffeeScript
6 4 (11.76%) Perl
6 4 (11.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (8.82%) CCNP
3 3 (8.82%) CCNA
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 12 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.76%) XenServer
4 3 (8.82%) vSphere
4 3 (8.82%) KVM
4 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
4 3 (8.82%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) SCCM
2 4 (11.76%) Puppet
2 4 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (8.82%) SCOM
3 3 (8.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (35.29%) VMware
3 6 (17.65%) Google
3 6 (17.65%) SolarWinds
4 3 (8.82%) Mitel
4 3 (8.82%) Blue Coat
4 3 (8.82%) HP
4 3 (8.82%) Citrix
4 3 (8.82%) Juniper
4 3 (8.82%) NetApp
4 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
4 3 (8.82%) McAfee
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco
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