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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 178 197 197
Rank change year-on-year
+19 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 44 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.67% 6.93% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 41 5 5
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% +18.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £43,500 £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
203 101 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.53% 1.90% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 187 86 43
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £25,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £50,000 £72,000
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +10 28 £47,500 +9.19% 2
Coventry - 6 £47,500 - 1
Solihull - 4 £34,500 -
Staffordshire -8 3 £35,000 +33.33%
Worcestershire - 2 £43,000 -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 55 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 46 (70.77%) Windows
3 36 (55.38%) CSS
4 35 (53.85%) HTML
5 34 (52.31%) .NET
6 32 (49.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (47.69%) SQL
8 30 (46.15%) C#
8 30 (46.15%) SQL Server
8 30 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (44.62%) JavaScript
10 26 (40.00%) ASP.NET
11 24 (36.92%) T-SQL
11 24 (36.92%) Ajax
11 24 (36.92%) jQuery
12 21 (32.31%) Office 365
13 20 (30.77%) IIS
14 18 (27.69%) SharePoint
15 17 (26.15%) MCSD
15 17 (26.15%) MS Excel
16 15 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
17 13 (20.00%) Active Directory
17 13 (20.00%) CRM
17 13 (20.00%) OO
17 13 (20.00%) .NET Framework
17 13 (20.00%) Degree
17 13 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
18 12 (18.46%) Dynamics CRM
19 11 (16.92%) Project Management
19 11 (16.92%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 20 (30.77%) IIS
2 18 (27.69%) SharePoint
3 15 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (13.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (10.77%) MS Exchange
7 4 (6.15%) Tomcat
7 4 (6.15%) EPiServer CMS
7 4 (6.15%) CMS
8 3 (4.62%) Apache
8 3 (4.62%) Lync
8 3 (4.62%) Node.js
8 3 (4.62%) nginx
9 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
10 1 (1.54%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
10 1 (1.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 17 (26.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.69%) MS Project
3 4 (6.15%) MS Office
4 3 (4.62%) Photoshop
4 3 (4.62%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.62%) Fireworks
4 3 (4.62%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 12 (18.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (32.31%) Office 365
2 6 (9.23%) IaaS
3 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.08%) PaaS
4 1 (1.54%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.92%) DNS
2 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.69%) DHCP
3 5 (7.69%) Unified Communications
4 4 (6.15%) VLAN
4 4 (6.15%) SAN
5 3 (4.62%) HTTP
6 2 (3.08%) VPN
6 2 (3.08%) Firewall
6 2 (3.08%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.08%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.08%) NAS
6 2 (3.08%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.08%) Multicast
7 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 11 (16.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (9.23%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (6.15%) MySQL
5 3 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.54%) Big Data
6 1 (1.54%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.54%) Infinispan
6 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.62%) Subversion
3 3 (4.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (7.69%) Automotive
2 4 (6.15%) Finance
3 2 (3.08%) Back Office
4 1 (1.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (55.38%) Developer
2 12 (18.46%) Senior Developer
3 10 (15.38%) SharePoint Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Software Developer
5 8 (12.31%) .NET Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Architect
7 6 (9.23%) Project Manager
7 6 (9.23%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Agile .NET Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Consultant
8 5 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (7.69%) Senior Manager
9 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (6.15%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 4 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (6.15%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Senior Software Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (55.38%) CSS
2 35 (53.85%) HTML
3 34 (52.31%) .NET
4 26 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 24 (36.92%) Ajax
5 24 (36.92%) jQuery
6 13 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 10 (15.38%) WCF
8 8 (12.31%) HTML5
8 8 (12.31%) CSS3
9 7 (10.77%) Web Services
10 4 (6.15%) RESTful
10 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (4.62%) LAMP
12 2 (3.08%) XML
12 2 (3.08%) Razor View Engine
13 1 (1.54%) Task Parallel Library
13 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 1 (1.54%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 8 (12.31%) N-Tier
3 7 (10.77%) Mathematics
3 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
4 6 (9.23%) Remote Sensing
4 6 (9.23%) Telematics
5 5 (7.69%) PMI
6 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (4.62%) Client/Server
7 3 (4.62%) User Experience
8 1 (1.54%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 46 (70.77%) Windows
2 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.62%) Linux
6 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.00%) OO
2 13 (20.00%) CRM
3 11 (16.92%) Project Management
3 11 (16.92%) Scrum
4 10 (15.38%) MVC
4 10 (15.38%) OOA/OOD
5 9 (13.85%) Migration
6 8 (12.31%) ITIL
7 7 (10.77%) Software Engineering
8 6 (9.23%) Multithreading
8 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management
9 5 (7.69%) PRINCE
9 5 (7.69%) Waterfall
9 5 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 4 (6.15%) Load Balancing
10 4 (6.15%) Supply Chain Management
10 4 (6.15%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce
11 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 31 (47.69%) SQL
2 30 (46.15%) C#
3 29 (44.62%) JavaScript
4 24 (36.92%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (49.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (26.15%) MCSD
3 13 (20.00%) Degree
4 10 (15.38%) MCTS
4 10 (15.38%) MCAD
5 9 (13.85%) MCP
6 7 (10.77%) MCSE
7 5 (7.69%) PMI Certification
7 5 (7.69%) MAPM
8 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
8 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
9 2 (3.08%) CCNP
9 2 (3.08%) CCNA
9 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.54%) MCPD
System Software
1 13 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.77%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.62%) vSphere
4 2 (3.08%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) Windows Intune
2 5 (7.69%) SCOM
2 5 (7.69%) SCVMM
3 3 (4.62%) SCDPM
3 3 (4.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (4.62%) SCCM
4 2 (3.08%) SCSM
4 2 (3.08%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.92%) VMware
3 5 (7.69%) NetApp
4 4 (6.15%) EMC
4 4 (6.15%) EPiServer
5 3 (4.62%) Adobe
5 3 (4.62%) Cisco
6 2 (3.08%) HP
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle
7 1 (1.54%) Citrix
7 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.54%) Rackspace
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