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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 159 191 186
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 60 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.11% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.32% 8.00% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 59 5 6
Average salary £47,500 £43,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.19% +8.75%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +8.88%
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 West Midlands region.

Cloud Services Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
237 100 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.39% 2.04% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 210 80 75
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,900
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 the West Midlands

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

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Microsoft Azure Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Birmingham +23 34 £52,500 +20.68% 6
Coventry +9 15 £48,750 -7.14% 3
Staffordshire +5 4 £32,000 +6.66%
Solihull -3 2 £33,750 -
Worcestershire - 2 £38,625 -
West Bromwich - 1 £70,000 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 76 (88.37%) Microsoft
2 55 (63.95%) Windows
3 44 (51.16%) CSS
4 42 (48.84%) HTML
4 42 (48.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (45.35%) SQL Server
6 38 (44.19%) .NET
7 34 (39.53%) C#
8 33 (38.37%) JavaScript
8 33 (38.37%) SQL
9 32 (37.21%) Office 365
10 30 (34.88%) SharePoint
11 29 (33.72%) IIS
12 28 (32.56%) ASP.NET
13 25 (29.07%) MCSD
13 25 (29.07%) OO
13 25 (29.07%) BizTalk Server
13 25 (29.07%) Ajax
14 24 (27.91%) CRM
14 24 (27.91%) T-SQL
15 22 (25.58%) Dynamics CRM
16 21 (24.42%) MS Excel
17 20 (23.26%) .NET Framework
17 20 (23.26%) SQL Server 2008
18 19 (22.09%) jQuery
18 19 (22.09%) WCF
18 19 (22.09%) MCTS
18 19 (22.09%) SharePoint 2013
18 19 (22.09%) OOA/OOD

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 30 (34.88%) SharePoint
2 29 (33.72%) IIS
3 25 (29.07%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (22.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (20.93%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (10.47%) MS Exchange
7 6 (6.98%) Lync
8 5 (5.81%) EPiServer CMS
8 5 (5.81%) Tomcat
8 5 (5.81%) CMS
9 4 (4.65%) Apache
9 4 (4.65%) nginx
9 4 (4.65%) Node.js
10 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
11 1 (1.16%) JBoss
11 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
11 1 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 21 (24.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.47%) MS Project
3 7 (8.14%) Photoshop
3 7 (8.14%) MS Visio
3 7 (8.14%) Fireworks
3 7 (8.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (5.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (25.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (37.21%) Office 365
2 8 (9.30%) IaaS
3 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.33%) SaaS
5 1 (1.16%) PaaS
5 1 (1.16%) Heroku
5 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.95%) DNS
2 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.81%) VLAN
3 5 (5.81%) HTTP
4 4 (4.65%) DHCP
4 4 (4.65%) Unified Communications
5 3 (3.49%) SAN
6 2 (2.33%) Internet
6 2 (2.33%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.33%) WAN
6 2 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.16%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (45.35%) SQL Server
2 20 (23.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.14%) MySQL
4 5 (5.81%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.33%) SQLite
7 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.16%) Big Data
7 1 (1.16%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.16%) Infinispan
7 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (13.95%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.65%) Subversion
General
1 5 (5.81%) Finance
1 5 (5.81%) Automotive
2 1 (1.16%) Advertising
2 1 (1.16%) Games
2 1 (1.16%) Retail
2 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (45.35%) Developer
2 19 (22.09%) SharePoint Developer
3 13 (15.12%) Architect
3 13 (15.12%) Senior Developer
4 10 (11.63%) Project Manager
5 9 (10.47%) Senior Manager
5 9 (10.47%) Senior Project Manager
6 8 (9.30%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.98%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Senior Software Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Consultant
8 5 (5.81%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Senior Business Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (51.16%) CSS
2 42 (48.84%) HTML
3 38 (44.19%) .NET
4 28 (32.56%) ASP.NET
5 25 (29.07%) Ajax
6 20 (23.26%) .NET Framework
7 19 (22.09%) WCF
7 19 (22.09%) jQuery
8 5 (5.81%) RESTful
8 5 (5.81%) CSS3
9 4 (4.65%) HTML5
9 4 (4.65%) LAMP
10 3 (3.49%) Web Services
11 2 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (1.16%) POCO
12 1 (1.16%) Task Parallel Library
12 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) PMI
2 7 (8.14%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.98%) User Experience
3 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.98%) Mathematics
3 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.81%) Remote Sensing
4 5 (5.81%) Telematics
5 4 (4.65%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.65%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.33%) Open Source
7 1 (1.16%) Clustering
7 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 55 (63.95%) Windows
2 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.65%) Linux
6 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.07%) OO
3 24 (27.91%) CRM
4 19 (22.09%) OOA/OOD
5 16 (18.60%) Project Management
6 14 (16.28%) Migration
7 13 (15.12%) ITIL
8 9 (10.47%) PRINCE
8 9 (10.47%) Waterfall
9 7 (8.14%) Configuration Management
9 7 (8.14%) MVC
10 6 (6.98%) Scrum
10 6 (6.98%) Multithreading
11 5 (5.81%) Load Balancing
11 5 (5.81%) Supply Chain Management
11 5 (5.81%) E-Commerce
11 5 (5.81%) Network Monitoring
12 4 (4.65%) Network Load Balancing
13 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Architecture
13 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 34 (39.53%) C#
2 33 (38.37%) JavaScript
2 33 (38.37%) SQL
3 24 (27.91%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.49%) PHP
5 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.16%) C++
6 1 (1.16%) Java
6 1 (1.16%) VC++
6 1 (1.16%) Python
6 1 (1.16%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 42 (48.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (29.07%) MCSD
3 19 (22.09%) MCP
3 19 (22.09%) MCAD
3 19 (22.09%) MCTS
4 11 (12.79%) Degree
5 9 (10.47%) MAPM
5 9 (10.47%) PMI Certification
6 7 (8.14%) MCSE
7 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
7 6 (6.98%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.16%) CCAA
8 1 (1.16%) MCPD
8 1 (1.16%) MCSA
8 1 (1.16%) CCA
8 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.16%) CCEA
8 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 18 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.79%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.49%) vSphere
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) SCCM
2 8 (9.30%) SCOM
3 7 (8.14%) SCVMM
4 6 (6.98%) Windows Intune
4 6 (6.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (5.81%) SCDPM
6 2 (2.33%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.33%) SCSM
7 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 76 (88.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.47%) VMware
3 7 (8.14%) Adobe
4 5 (5.81%) EMC
4 5 (5.81%) EPiServer
5 4 (4.65%) Citrix
5 4 (4.65%) NetApp
6 2 (2.33%) Twitter
7 1 (1.16%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.16%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
@ITS
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Company Car + Package
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + competitive, DOE
Posted: 20 days ago
Coventry
DP Connect
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 30 days holiday, BUPA and More
Posted: 20 days ago