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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 88 146 194
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +48
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 176 74 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.82% 1.38% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.17% 22.77% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 127 61 17
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +23.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,750 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
515 325 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.25% 6.08% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 379 256 144
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,950 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £53,250 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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 +31 87 £52,500 +10.52% 14
Coventry +30 40 £50,000 -18.36% 6
Worcestershire +1 16 £28,750 +27.77% 1
Solihull +24 10 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Staffordshire +15 7 £65,000 +205.88% 3
Warwickshire -12 5 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Shropshire - 4 £60,000 - 1
West Bromwich - 3 £65,000 -
Walsall -7 2 £36,500 -6.41%
Wolverhampton +4 1 £38,000 -24.00%
Smethwick - 1 - -
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England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 172 (60.14%) Microsoft
2 125 (43.71%) .NET
3 115 (40.21%) C#
4 104 (36.36%) MVC
5 98 (34.27%) JavaScript
6 97 (33.92%) ASP.NET
7 89 (31.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 84 (29.37%) Office 365
9 80 (27.97%) Web Services
10 76 (26.57%) CSS
10 76 (26.57%) SQL Server
11 74 (25.87%) Windows
11 74 (25.87%) SharePoint
12 70 (24.48%) WCF
12 70 (24.48%) ASP.NET Web API
13 69 (24.13%) Amazon AWS
14 68 (23.78%) IaaS
15 66 (23.08%) .NET Framework
15 66 (23.08%) Active Directory
16 65 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
17 63 (22.03%) SQL
17 63 (22.03%) jQuery
18 61 (21.33%) XML
18 61 (21.33%) VMware
19 58 (20.28%) Entity Framework
20 57 (19.93%) WPF
21 50 (17.48%) LINQ
22 49 (17.13%) ITIL
23 42 (14.69%) XSL
24 41 (14.34%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 74 (25.87%) SharePoint
2 40 (13.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 33 (11.54%) Skype for Business
4 15 (5.24%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (5.24%) MS Exchange
5 13 (4.55%) IIS
6 12 (4.20%) Node.js
7 10 (3.50%) OpenStack
8 8 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.40%) nginx
11 3 (1.05%) Apache
11 3 (1.05%) CMS
11 3 (1.05%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.35%) Apache ServiceMix
13 1 (0.35%) Mule
Applications
1 41 (14.34%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.45%) MS Office
3 2 (0.70%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (6.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 84 (29.37%) Office 365
2 69 (24.13%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (23.78%) IaaS
4 41 (14.34%) PaaS
5 28 (9.79%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (5.94%) SaaS
7 13 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (3.15%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.70%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.70%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.69%) Firewall
2 14 (4.90%) LAN
3 13 (4.55%) VoIP
4 12 (4.20%) WAN
5 9 (3.15%) MPLS
6 8 (2.80%) DHCP
6 8 (2.80%) DNS
6 8 (2.80%) SAN
6 8 (2.80%) Unified Communications
7 7 (2.45%) WLAN
8 6 (2.10%) HTTPS
8 6 (2.10%) Network Security
8 6 (2.10%) Skype
8 6 (2.10%) VPN
8 6 (2.10%) Wireless
9 4 (1.40%) NAS
9 4 (1.40%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.40%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.40%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (26.57%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.24%) MySQL
3 14 (4.90%) MongoDB
4 13 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.20%) DB2
5 12 (4.20%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.50%) Big Data
6 10 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (3.15%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.05%) Neo4j
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.70%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.35%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 21 (7.34%) Visual Studio
2 15 (5.24%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.24%) Subversion
2 15 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.15%) Vagrant
4 6 (2.10%) JIRA
5 3 (1.05%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.05%) Maven
6 2 (0.70%) JSUnit
6 2 (0.70%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.35%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.35%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.35%) Xcode
General
1 14 (4.90%) Telecoms
2 13 (4.55%) Publishing
3 7 (2.45%) Local Government
4 6 (2.10%) Finance
5 5 (1.75%) Games
6 4 (1.40%) Retail
7 3 (1.05%) Legal
8 2 (0.70%) Law
9 1 (0.35%) Advertising
9 1 (0.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 122 (42.66%) Developer
2 80 (27.97%) .NET Developer
3 55 (19.23%) Architect
4 48 (16.78%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 46 (16.08%) ASP.NET Developer
6 41 (14.34%) Senior Developer
7 27 (9.44%) Solutions Architect
8 26 (9.09%) Consultant
9 25 (8.74%) SharePoint Developer
10 23 (8.04%) Azure Developer
10 23 (8.04%) Office 365 Developer
11 22 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
12 18 (6.29%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
12 18 (6.29%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 12 (4.20%) Enterprise Architect
14 11 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
15 10 (3.50%) Infrastructure Architect
16 9 (3.15%) C# Developer
16 9 (3.15%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (43.71%) .NET
2 97 (33.92%) ASP.NET
3 89 (31.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 80 (27.97%) Web Services
5 76 (26.57%) CSS
6 70 (24.48%) ASP.NET Web API
6 70 (24.48%) WCF
7 66 (23.08%) .NET Framework
8 63 (22.03%) jQuery
9 61 (21.33%) XML
10 58 (20.28%) Entity Framework
11 57 (19.93%) WPF
12 50 (17.48%) LINQ
13 42 (14.69%) XSL
14 41 (14.34%) WF
15 38 (13.29%) HTML
16 32 (11.19%) AngularJS
17 27 (9.44%) REST
18 17 (5.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 16 (5.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 28 (9.79%) User Experience
3 22 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 21 (7.34%) Mobile App
5 16 (5.59%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (4.20%) CMDB
7 8 (2.80%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.10%) Clustering
9 5 (1.75%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (1.40%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.40%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (1.40%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.40%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.05%) AS400
11 3 (1.05%) Replication
12 2 (0.70%) FMCG
12 2 (0.70%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 74 (25.87%) Windows
2 40 (13.99%) Windows Server
3 27 (9.44%) Linux
4 18 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (4.20%) Android
6 12 (4.20%) Windows 10
7 8 (2.80%) Unix
8 7 (2.45%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.40%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.70%) CentOS
12 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (36.36%) MVC
2 65 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (17.13%) ITIL
4 41 (14.34%) TOGAF
5 38 (13.29%) CRM
6 37 (12.94%) Presales
7 30 (10.49%) Software Engineering
8 28 (9.79%) Scrum
9 26 (9.09%) TDD
10 24 (8.39%) Service Delivery
11 23 (8.04%) SOA
12 22 (7.69%) Project Management
13 20 (6.99%) Service Management
14 19 (6.64%) Web Development
15 18 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (6.29%) Continuous Improvement
15 18 (6.29%) DevOps
15 18 (6.29%) Information Security
16 17 (5.94%) PRINCE2
16 17 (5.94%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 115 (40.21%) C#
2 98 (34.27%) JavaScript
3 63 (22.03%) SQL
4 14 (4.90%) PowerShell
5 13 (4.55%) Java
6 10 (3.50%) Ruby
7 9 (3.15%) XPath
8 6 (2.10%) C++
8 6 (2.10%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.75%) Objective-C
9 5 (1.75%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.75%) XAML
10 4 (1.40%) C
10 4 (1.40%) Groovy
10 4 (1.40%) PHP
10 4 (1.40%) Scala
11 3 (1.05%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.05%) Clojure
11 3 (1.05%) Python
12 2 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (10.84%) Degree
3 17 (5.94%) MCSE
4 13 (4.55%) ISEB
5 12 (4.20%) PMI Certification
5 12 (4.20%) PMP
6 10 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.80%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.80%) Security Cleared
8 6 (2.10%) CCNA
8 6 (2.10%) CISSP
9 5 (1.75%) MCITP
9 5 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.40%) CCSP
10 4 (1.40%) CEH
10 4 (1.40%) CISA
10 4 (1.40%) CISM
10 4 (1.40%) GIAC
10 4 (1.40%) ISACA
10 4 (1.40%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.20%) QA
2 9 (3.15%) SLA
3 4 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 40 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.10%) vSphere
4 6 (2.10%) XenApp
5 4 (1.40%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.40%) XenServer
6 3 (1.05%) Docker
6 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.70%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.70%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.70%) vCloud
8 1 (0.35%) Firmware
8 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 29 (10.14%) SCCM
2 17 (5.94%) Puppet
3 15 (5.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 15 (5.24%) SCVMM
4 9 (3.15%) Packer
4 9 (3.15%) Terraform
5 8 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.80%) SCOM
6 5 (1.75%) Windows Intune
7 4 (1.40%) Grafana
7 4 (1.40%) Graphite
7 4 (1.40%) Uchiwa
8 2 (0.70%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.70%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.70%) SCSM
9 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.35%) QRadar
9 1 (0.35%) vRealize
9 1 (0.35%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.35%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 172 (60.14%) Microsoft
2 61 (21.33%) VMware
3 29 (10.14%) Cisco
3 29 (10.14%) Citrix
4 25 (8.74%) NetApp
5 24 (8.39%) Oracle
6 20 (6.99%) HP
7 17 (5.94%) IBM
8 14 (4.90%) EMC
9 12 (4.20%) BMC
9 12 (4.20%) CheckPoint
9 12 (4.20%) Juniper
10 10 (3.50%) Google
11 6 (2.10%) PayPal
12 5 (1.75%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.75%) Dell
12 5 (1.75%) WSO2
13 4 (1.40%) MuleSoft
13 4 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.40%) SonicWALL
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Salary: £50000 - £64000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham
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Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
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