The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 179 173 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 18 29 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.58% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.33% 18.83% -
Number of salaries quoted 17 27 0
Average salary £34,500 £62,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.80% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%
Cloud Services Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
135 154 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.73% 3.07% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 120 132 81
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £85,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Microsoft Azure
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -9 10 £28,750 -54.00%
Solihull - 4 £37,500 -
Shropshire - 3 £25,000 -
Staffordshire -3 1 £45,000 +12.50%
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (63.33%) SQL Server
3 17 (56.67%) .NET
3 17 (56.67%) C#
4 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
5 11 (36.67%) Windows
6 10 (33.33%) HTML
6 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (30.00%) SQL
7 9 (30.00%) CSS
8 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
8 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
8 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
9 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
9 7 (23.33%) jQuery
9 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
9 7 (23.33%) CSS3
9 7 (23.33%) Office 365
10 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
10 6 (20.00%) IIS
11 5 (16.67%) Internet
11 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
11 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
11 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (16.67%) Ajax
11 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (16.67%) Firewall
11 5 (16.67%) CMS

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (20.00%) IIS
3 5 (16.67%) CMS
4 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
5 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (10.00%) Lync
6 2 (6.67%) EPiServer CMS
6 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (3.33%) Apache
7 1 (3.33%) nginx
7 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) IaaS
3 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Internet
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
1 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
2 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.00%) DHCP
3 3 (10.00%) DNS
3 3 (10.00%) IPv4
4 2 (6.67%) VLAN
4 2 (6.67%) SMTP
4 2 (6.67%) MPLS
4 2 (6.67%) SAN
4 2 (6.67%) SSL
4 2 (6.67%) FTP
4 2 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (3.33%) HTTP
5 1 (3.33%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (63.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (10.00%) OLAP
4 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (10.00%) PerformancePoint
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.33%) MySQL
5 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (13.33%) Retail
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Automotive
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Graduate
3 5 (16.67%) Graduate Software Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Graduate Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Business Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Support
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (56.67%) .NET
2 10 (33.33%) HTML
3 9 (30.00%) CSS
4 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
5 7 (23.33%) jQuery
5 7 (23.33%) CSS3
6 5 (16.67%) Ajax
6 5 (16.67%) HTML5
7 3 (10.00%) MDX
8 2 (6.67%) Silverlight
8 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (6.67%) WCF
8 2 (6.67%) Web Services
9 1 (3.33%) Middleware
9 1 (3.33%) RESTful
9 1 (3.33%) WPF
9 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
9 1 (3.33%) LAMP
9 1 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.67%) iPad
3 2 (6.67%) New Media
3 2 (6.67%) iPhone
4 1 (3.33%) GIS
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.00%) Android
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Phone
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.33%) Linux
6 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
2 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (13.33%) Time Management
2 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
3 3 (10.00%) ETL
3 3 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 3 (10.00%) Project Management
3 3 (10.00%) MVC
3 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Supply Chain Management
3 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.00%) Scrum
3 3 (10.00%) Analytics
4 2 (6.67%) Software Architecture
4 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) C#
2 9 (30.00%) SQL
3 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) MCSE
3 3 (10.00%) MCITP
4 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) MCP
5 1 (3.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) vSphere
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) NFS
Vendors
1 26 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.67%) EPiServer
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) Dell
5 1 (3.33%) Twitter
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