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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 194 203 196
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 23 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.44% 8.33% 9.38%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 6
Average salary £46,250 £31,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.19% -0.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £41,000 £45,000
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
201 132 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.63% 2.42% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 175 119 41
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £105,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +9 15 £65,000 +52.94% 3
Solihull - 3 £34,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £47,500 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 38 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 32 (69.57%) Windows
3 26 (56.52%) .NET
3 26 (56.52%) SQL Server
4 25 (54.35%) CSS
5 24 (52.17%) HTML
6 23 (50.00%) jQuery
7 22 (47.83%) C#
7 22 (47.83%) SQL
8 21 (45.65%) JavaScript
8 21 (45.65%) ASP.NET
9 20 (43.48%) T-SQL
9 20 (43.48%) Ajax
10 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (28.26%) Mobile App
13 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
13 13 (28.26%) MS Excel
14 12 (26.09%) Degree
14 12 (26.09%) Scrum
15 11 (23.91%) IIS
16 10 (21.74%) Software Engineering
17 9 (19.57%) VMware
17 9 (19.57%) Project Management
17 9 (19.57%) Office 365
18 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
19 7 (15.22%) MVC
19 7 (15.22%) Mathematics
19 7 (15.22%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 11 (23.91%) IIS
2 6 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (10.87%) CMS
3 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
3 5 (10.87%) EPiServer CMS
4 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
4 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (28.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS Project
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Office 365
2 5 (10.87%) IaaS
3 2 (4.35%) PaaS
3 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.87%) Firewall
2 5 (10.87%) VLAN
2 5 (10.87%) DNS
3 4 (8.70%) SAN
4 3 (6.52%) IPv4
5 2 (4.35%) Multicast
5 2 (4.35%) NAS
5 2 (4.35%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.35%) DHCP
5 2 (4.35%) FTP
5 2 (4.35%) VPN
5 2 (4.35%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (56.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.17%) MySQL
5 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.17%) Hazelcast
5 1 (2.17%) Infinispan
5 1 (2.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (13.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.87%) Automotive
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (56.52%) Developer
2 13 (28.26%) Software Developer
3 12 (26.09%) Senior Developer
4 8 (17.39%) .NET Developer
5 6 (13.04%) Agile .NET Developer
5 6 (13.04%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Graduate Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Graduate Software Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Graduate
7 4 (8.70%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET Programmer
7 4 (8.70%) C# Programmer
7 4 (8.70%) .NET Software Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) .NET Programmer
7 4 (8.70%) Programmer
7 4 (8.70%) Software Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) C# Software Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Server Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (56.52%) .NET
2 25 (54.35%) CSS
3 24 (52.17%) HTML
4 23 (50.00%) jQuery
5 21 (45.65%) ASP.NET
6 20 (43.48%) Ajax
7 7 (15.22%) Web Services
7 7 (15.22%) CSS3
8 6 (13.04%) HTML5
9 4 (8.70%) .NET Framework
10 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (4.35%) Razor View Engine
11 2 (4.35%) XML
12 1 (2.17%) WCF
12 1 (2.17%) Java EE
12 1 (2.17%) Spring
12 1 (2.17%) Middleware
12 1 (2.17%) RESTful
12 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Mobile App
2 7 (15.22%) Mathematics
2 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
3 6 (13.04%) Telematics
3 6 (13.04%) Remote Sensing
3 6 (13.04%) N-Tier
4 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.52%) PMI
6 1 (2.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 32 (69.57%) Windows
2 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.09%) Scrum
3 10 (21.74%) Software Engineering
4 9 (19.57%) Project Management
5 7 (15.22%) MVC
5 7 (15.22%) Configuration Management
5 7 (15.22%) ITIL
6 6 (13.04%) Multithreading
6 6 (13.04%) Unit Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Supply Chain Management
6 6 (13.04%) Migration
7 5 (10.87%) Load Balancing
7 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
7 5 (10.87%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.52%) PRINCE
8 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
9 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.35%) SOA
9 2 (4.35%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) C#
1 22 (47.83%) SQL
2 21 (45.65%) JavaScript
3 20 (43.48%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.17%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (26.09%) Degree
3 7 (15.22%) MCSD
4 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
4 3 (6.52%) MCSE
4 3 (6.52%) MAPM
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.35%) CCNP
5 2 (4.35%) CCNA
6 1 (2.17%) MCPD
6 1 (2.17%) MCTS
6 1 (2.17%) MCAD
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.70%) vSphere
5 2 (4.35%) NFS
5 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Windows Intune
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) VMware
3 5 (10.87%) EPiServer
4 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.52%) EMC
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco
5 2 (4.35%) HP
5 2 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (2.17%) JBoss
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle
6 1 (2.17%) Rackspace
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