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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 146 187 196
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 60 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.22% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.40% 10.20% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 58 7 6
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
219 98 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.44% 2.22% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 187 84 103
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £33,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 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
Birmingham +25 39 £52,500 +50.00% 6
Coventry +7 15 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £34,000 -
Solihull +2 2 £31,000 -11.42%
Staffordshire +5 1 £20,500 -54.44% 1
West Bromwich - 1 £70,000 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 93 (88.57%) Microsoft
2 60 (57.14%) Windows
3 48 (45.71%) SQL Server
4 47 (44.76%) CSS
4 47 (44.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (41.90%) .NET
6 44 (41.90%) HTML
7 42 (40.00%) C#
8 41 (39.05%) JavaScript
9 40 (38.10%) Office 365
10 39 (37.14%) SharePoint
11 37 (35.24%) SQL
11 37 (35.24%) IIS
12 35 (33.33%) CRM
13 34 (32.38%) ASP.NET
14 33 (31.43%) OO
15 31 (29.52%) BizTalk Server
16 29 (27.62%) Ajax
16 29 (27.62%) Dynamics CRM
17 28 (26.67%) T-SQL
18 27 (25.71%) MCSD
19 25 (23.81%) .NET Framework
19 25 (23.81%) WCF
19 25 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
20 24 (22.86%) MCTS
20 24 (22.86%) OOA/OOD
20 24 (22.86%) MCP
20 24 (22.86%) MCAD
20 24 (22.86%) SharePoint 2013

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 39 (37.14%) SharePoint
2 37 (35.24%) IIS
3 31 (29.52%) BizTalk Server
4 24 (22.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 23 (21.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (11.43%) MS Exchange
7 10 (9.52%) Lync
8 8 (7.62%) CMS
9 6 (5.71%) EPiServer CMS
10 5 (4.76%) Tomcat
11 4 (3.81%) nginx
11 4 (3.81%) Apache
11 4 (3.81%) Node.js
12 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.95%) JBoss
14 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 22 (20.95%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.57%) MS Project
3 7 (6.67%) Photoshop
3 7 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 7 (6.67%) Fireworks
3 7 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 29 (27.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 40 (38.10%) Office 365
2 9 (8.57%) IaaS
3 4 (3.81%) SaaS
4 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.33%) DNS
2 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.67%) HTTP
3 7 (6.67%) Unified Communications
4 6 (5.71%) VLAN
4 6 (5.71%) SAN
5 4 (3.81%) WAN
5 4 (3.81%) DHCP
6 3 (2.86%) LAN
6 3 (2.86%) Internet
7 2 (1.90%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.95%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (45.71%) SQL Server
2 25 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (8.57%) MySQL
4 5 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.81%) SQLite
6 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.90%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.95%) Big Data
7 1 (0.95%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.95%) Infinispan
7 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (12.38%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.81%) Subversion
4 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (6.67%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Retail
3 2 (1.90%) Automotive
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (40.00%) Developer
2 24 (22.86%) SharePoint Developer
3 14 (13.33%) Architect
4 11 (10.48%) Project Manager
4 11 (10.48%) Consultant
5 9 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (8.57%) Senior Manager
5 9 (8.57%) Senior Developer
5 9 (8.57%) Senior Project Manager
6 7 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.71%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (44.76%) CSS
2 44 (41.90%) HTML
2 44 (41.90%) .NET
3 34 (32.38%) ASP.NET
4 29 (27.62%) Ajax
5 25 (23.81%) .NET Framework
5 25 (23.81%) WCF
6 16 (15.24%) jQuery
7 6 (5.71%) XML
7 6 (5.71%) HTML5
7 6 (5.71%) CSS3
8 4 (3.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (3.81%) RESTful
8 4 (3.81%) LAMP
9 3 (2.86%) Web Services
9 3 (2.86%) JSON
9 3 (2.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.86%) POCO
10 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.57%) PMI
3 7 (6.67%) User Experience
4 6 (5.71%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.81%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.81%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.90%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.90%) Remote Sensing
6 2 (1.90%) Telematics
6 2 (1.90%) Open Source
7 1 (0.95%) Blog
7 1 (0.95%) Clustering
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 60 (57.14%) Windows
2 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.81%) Linux
6 2 (1.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (33.33%) CRM
3 33 (31.43%) OO
4 24 (22.86%) OOA/OOD
5 19 (18.10%) ITIL
6 16 (15.24%) Project Management
6 16 (15.24%) Migration
7 9 (8.57%) MVC
7 9 (8.57%) PRINCE
7 9 (8.57%) Waterfall
8 8 (7.62%) E-Commerce
8 8 (7.62%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.67%) Supply Chain Management
9 7 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (5.71%) Load Balancing
10 6 (5.71%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (5.71%) Mentoring
11 5 (4.76%) Multithreading
11 5 (4.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 42 (40.00%) C#
2 41 (39.05%) JavaScript
3 37 (35.24%) SQL
4 28 (26.67%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.76%) PHP
6 3 (2.86%) C++
6 3 (2.86%) VC++
7 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.95%) Python
8 1 (0.95%) PHP5
8 1 (0.95%) Java
Qualifications
1 47 (44.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (25.71%) MCSD
3 24 (22.86%) MCP
3 24 (22.86%) MCAD
3 24 (22.86%) MCTS
4 9 (8.57%) PMI Certification
4 9 (8.57%) MCSE
4 9 (8.57%) Degree
4 9 (8.57%) MAPM
4 9 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.86%) MCSA
6 2 (1.90%) CCA
6 2 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.95%) CCEA
7 1 (0.95%) HP ASE
7 1 (0.95%) HP MASE
7 1 (0.95%) NCIE
7 1 (0.95%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 23 (21.90%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.81%) vSphere
5 3 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.90%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (11.43%) SCCM
2 10 (9.52%) SCOM
3 7 (6.67%) SCVMM
4 6 (5.71%) Windows Intune
4 6 (5.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (4.76%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.90%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.90%) SCSM
7 1 (0.95%) Puppet
Vendors
1 93 (88.57%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.33%) VMware
3 7 (6.67%) Adobe
4 6 (5.71%) EMC
4 6 (5.71%) EPiServer
5 5 (4.76%) Citrix
5 5 (4.76%) NetApp
6 4 (3.81%) Twitter
7 2 (1.90%) Veeam
7 2 (1.90%) Cisco
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle
8 1 (0.95%) HP
8 1 (0.95%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.95%) Sophos
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Engage PSG
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 5500
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bonus + Car + Health + pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Pension + Medical
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Car Allow + Medical + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago