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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 146 174 177
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 73 18 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 0.37% 0.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.40% 11.76% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 61 17 27
Average salary £42,500 £34,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.18% -44.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £41,000 £75,000
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
312 153 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.87% 3.11% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 248 134 155
Average salary £42,000 £38,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.80% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £25,000 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%

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 April 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 24 April 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 +15 37 £47,500 +65.21% 4
Coventry - 11 £61,250 - 2
Warwickshire - 11 £32,500 - 2
Worcestershire - 10 £22,500 - 1
Walsall - 3 £39,000 -
Staffordshire -1 2 £21,250 -46.87%
Wolverhampton - 1 £50,000 -
Dudley - 1 £50,000 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 99 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 64 (48.48%) C#
2 64 (48.48%) .NET
3 61 (46.21%) JavaScript
4 58 (43.94%) SQL Server
5 57 (43.18%) HTML
6 53 (40.15%) CSS
7 52 (39.39%) ASP.NET
8 50 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
9 49 (37.12%) Windows
9 49 (37.12%) SQL
10 42 (31.82%) CRM
10 42 (31.82%) Office 365
11 41 (31.06%) SharePoint
12 35 (26.52%) OO
12 35 (26.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 35 (26.52%) WCF
13 33 (25.00%) MVC
14 32 (24.24%) .NET Framework
15 31 (23.48%) MS Excel
16 28 (21.21%) BizTalk Server
16 28 (21.21%) Dynamics CRM
17 27 (20.45%) IIS
17 27 (20.45%) XML
18 23 (17.42%) T-SQL
19 22 (16.67%) Ajax
20 21 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
20 21 (15.91%) SharePoint 2010
20 21 (15.91%) SharePoint 2013
21 20 (15.15%) MongoDB

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 41 (31.06%) SharePoint
2 28 (21.21%) BizTalk Server
3 27 (20.45%) IIS
4 21 (15.91%) SharePoint 2010
4 21 (15.91%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (8.33%) Lync
5 11 (8.33%) MS Exchange
6 10 (7.58%) Node.js
7 9 (6.82%) CMS
8 6 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.52%) EPiServer CMS
10 2 (1.52%) SAS
11 1 (0.76%) Apache
11 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.76%) nginx
Applications
1 31 (23.48%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.03%) Photoshop
2 4 (3.03%) MS Project
2 4 (3.03%) MS Office
2 4 (3.03%) Fireworks
2 4 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (21.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 42 (31.82%) Office 365
2 17 (12.88%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (7.58%) PaaS
4 9 (6.82%) Heroku
5 7 (5.30%) GitHub
6 6 (4.55%) IaaS
7 5 (3.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (3.03%) SaaS
9 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.30%) Unified Communications
2 6 (4.55%) DNS
2 6 (4.55%) SAN
3 5 (3.79%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.03%) HTTP
4 4 (3.03%) WAN
5 3 (2.27%) LAN
6 2 (1.52%) LDAP
6 2 (1.52%) Internet
6 2 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.52%) VLAN
7 1 (0.76%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.76%) VPN
7 1 (0.76%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.76%) IPsec
7 1 (0.76%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.76%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (43.94%) SQL Server
2 21 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (15.15%) MongoDB
4 18 (13.64%) Relational Database
5 10 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (7.58%) RDBMS
6 8 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.79%) MySQL
7 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (3.03%) RavenDB
8 4 (3.03%) SQLite
9 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.52%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (1.52%) QlikView
10 2 (1.52%) BODI
10 2 (1.52%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.52%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (15.15%) Visual Studio
2 15 (11.36%) Git (software)
3 11 (8.33%) NUnit
4 7 (5.30%) Subversion
4 7 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.79%) MSTest
5 5 (3.79%) Moq
6 4 (3.03%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.76%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.76%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (6.82%) Retail
2 5 (3.79%) Finance
3 1 (0.76%) Automotive
3 1 (0.76%) Advertising
3 1 (0.76%) Games
3 1 (0.76%) Marketing
3 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (50.76%) Developer
2 19 (14.39%) SharePoint Developer
3 15 (11.36%) C# Developer
4 13 (9.85%) Architect
5 12 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 11 (8.33%) Consultant
7 10 (7.58%) .NET Developer
8 8 (6.06%) Senior Developer
8 8 (6.06%) Node.js Developer
9 6 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.55%) Junior
9 6 (4.55%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.55%) DBA
9 6 (4.55%) Junior C# Developer
9 6 (4.55%) SQL DBA
9 6 (4.55%) Junior Developer
10 5 (3.79%) Senior Project Manager
10 5 (3.79%) Senior Software Developer
10 5 (3.79%) Analyst
10 5 (3.79%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (48.48%) .NET
2 57 (43.18%) HTML
3 53 (40.15%) CSS
4 52 (39.39%) ASP.NET
5 35 (26.52%) WCF
6 32 (24.24%) .NET Framework
7 27 (20.45%) XML
8 22 (16.67%) Ajax
9 17 (12.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (10.61%) jQuery
11 12 (9.09%) Entity Framework
11 12 (9.09%) Web Services
11 12 (9.09%) JSON
11 12 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (6.82%) HTML5
14 8 (6.06%) SOAP
15 7 (5.30%) Middleware
15 7 (5.30%) CSS3
15 7 (5.30%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.58%) User Experience
2 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.03%) PMI
4 3 (2.27%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.27%) Open Source
4 3 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.52%) Blog
6 1 (0.76%) Clustering
6 1 (0.76%) NHS
6 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 49 (37.12%) Windows
2 15 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.52%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.52%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (31.82%) CRM
3 35 (26.52%) OO
4 33 (25.00%) MVC
5 19 (14.39%) OOA/OOD
6 17 (12.88%) TDD
7 15 (11.36%) ITIL
8 14 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (10.61%) Mentoring
9 11 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 10 (7.58%) SOA
10 10 (7.58%) Project Management
11 9 (6.82%) Migration
11 9 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (6.06%) Kimball Methodology
12 8 (6.06%) OOP
13 7 (5.30%) E-Commerce
14 6 (4.55%) Scrum
14 6 (4.55%) Database Security
14 6 (4.55%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 64 (48.48%) C#
2 61 (46.21%) JavaScript
3 49 (37.12%) SQL
4 23 (17.42%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.55%) PHP
6 5 (3.79%) C
7 3 (2.27%) C++
7 3 (2.27%) VC++
8 2 (1.52%) Python
8 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.76%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 35 (26.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (15.15%) MCTS
2 20 (15.15%) MCP
2 20 (15.15%) MCAD
2 20 (15.15%) MCSD
3 17 (12.88%) Security Cleared
4 14 (10.61%) SC Cleared
5 10 (7.58%) Degree
6 5 (3.79%) MCSE
7 4 (3.03%) MCSA
7 4 (3.03%) MAPM
7 4 (3.03%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.27%) CCA
8 3 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.52%) HP ASE
9 2 (1.52%) HP MASE
9 2 (1.52%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 19 (14.39%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.61%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.52%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.52%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.52%) vSphere
3 2 (1.52%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.76%) vCloud
4 1 (0.76%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (10.61%) SCCM
2 9 (6.82%) SCOM
3 6 (4.55%) SCVMM
3 6 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (2.27%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.52%) Puppet
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.76%) SCSM
Vendors
1 99 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.33%) VMware
3 6 (4.55%) Citrix
4 4 (3.03%) Adobe
4 4 (3.03%) Twitter
5 3 (2.27%) Veeam
5 3 (2.27%) NetApp
5 3 (2.27%) Oracle
6 2 (1.52%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.52%) Cisco
6 2 (1.52%) Informatica
6 2 (1.52%) HP
6 2 (1.52%) EMC
6 2 (1.52%) Sophos
6 2 (1.52%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.52%) EPiServer
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Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Net Talent
Posted: 3 days ago
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ISL
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
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Explore Group
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum
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SCC
Salary: Excellent Salary + Car + Bonus
Posted: 25 days ago