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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 157 204 197
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 59 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.19% 6.67% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 57 5 10
Average salary £47,500 £43,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.19% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +8.88%
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
217 105 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.85% 2.03% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 206 84 63
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,700
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +15 37 £51,250 +17.81% 4
Coventry 0 12 £50,000 -4.76%
Staffordshire +2 4 £32,000 +6.66%
Worcestershire - 2 £38,625 -
Solihull - 2 £33,750 -
West Bromwich - 1 £70,000 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 70 (89.74%) Microsoft
2 51 (65.38%) Windows
3 42 (53.85%) CSS
4 41 (52.56%) HTML
4 41 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (47.44%) .NET
5 37 (47.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (42.31%) SQL Server
7 32 (41.03%) C#
8 31 (39.74%) SQL
9 30 (38.46%) JavaScript
10 27 (34.62%) ASP.NET
11 26 (33.33%) Office 365
12 25 (32.05%) IIS
12 25 (32.05%) SharePoint
13 23 (29.49%) T-SQL
13 23 (29.49%) Ajax
14 22 (28.21%) MCSD
15 21 (26.92%) BizTalk Server
15 21 (26.92%) jQuery
16 20 (25.64%) MS Excel
17 19 (24.36%) CRM
17 19 (24.36%) OO
18 18 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
19 17 (21.79%) .NET Framework
20 16 (20.51%) SQL Server 2008
21 15 (19.23%) MCTS
21 15 (19.23%) WCF
21 15 (19.23%) SharePoint 2013
21 15 (19.23%) OOA/OOD

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 25 (32.05%) IIS
1 25 (32.05%) SharePoint
2 21 (26.92%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (19.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (17.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (10.26%) MS Exchange
6 5 (6.41%) Tomcat
6 5 (6.41%) EPiServer CMS
6 5 (6.41%) Lync
6 5 (6.41%) CMS
7 4 (5.13%) Apache
7 4 (5.13%) nginx
7 4 (5.13%) Node.js
8 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.28%) JBoss
8 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 20 (25.64%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.54%) MS Project
3 7 (8.97%) Photoshop
3 7 (8.97%) MS Visio
3 7 (8.97%) Fireworks
3 7 (8.97%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (6.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (33.33%) Office 365
2 7 (8.97%) IaaS
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.28%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.10%) DNS
2 5 (6.41%) VLAN
2 5 (6.41%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.13%) Unified Communications
3 4 (5.13%) DHCP
3 4 (5.13%) HTTP
4 2 (2.56%) SAN
4 2 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (2.56%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 16 (20.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (6.41%) MySQL
5 4 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.28%) Big Data
7 1 (1.28%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.28%) Infinispan
7 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (8.97%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.13%) Subversion
General
1 5 (6.41%) Automotive
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (47.44%) Developer
2 15 (19.23%) SharePoint Developer
3 13 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 10 (12.82%) Architect
4 10 (12.82%) Project Manager
5 9 (11.54%) Senior Manager
5 9 (11.54%) Senior Project Manager
6 8 (10.26%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (8.97%) .NET Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Software Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Business Analyst
8 6 (7.69%) Analyst
8 6 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Agile .NET Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) Consultant
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Business Analyst
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (53.85%) CSS
2 41 (52.56%) HTML
3 37 (47.44%) .NET
4 27 (34.62%) ASP.NET
5 23 (29.49%) Ajax
6 21 (26.92%) jQuery
7 17 (21.79%) .NET Framework
8 15 (19.23%) WCF
9 6 (7.69%) HTML5
10 5 (6.41%) CSS3
10 5 (6.41%) RESTful
11 4 (5.13%) LAMP
11 4 (5.13%) Web Services
12 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
14 1 (1.28%) XML
14 1 (1.28%) Middleware
14 1 (1.28%) Spring
14 1 (1.28%) Razor View Engine
14 1 (1.28%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) PMI
2 7 (8.97%) Mathematics
2 7 (8.97%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.97%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.69%) User Experience
3 6 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 6 (7.69%) Remote Sensing
3 6 (7.69%) Telematics
4 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.13%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 51 (65.38%) Windows
2 14 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.13%) Linux
6 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (24.36%) OO
2 19 (24.36%) CRM
3 15 (19.23%) Project Management
3 15 (19.23%) OOA/OOD
4 13 (16.67%) Migration
5 9 (11.54%) MVC
5 9 (11.54%) PRINCE
5 9 (11.54%) ITIL
5 9 (11.54%) Waterfall
5 9 (11.54%) Scrum
6 6 (7.69%) Multithreading
6 6 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 5 (6.41%) E-Commerce
7 5 (6.41%) Supply Chain Management
7 5 (6.41%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.41%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (5.13%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.03%) C#
2 31 (39.74%) SQL
3 30 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 23 (29.49%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.28%) Python
5 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.28%) PHP
5 1 (1.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 37 (47.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (28.21%) MCSD
3 15 (19.23%) MCAD
3 15 (19.23%) MCTS
4 14 (17.95%) MCP
5 12 (15.38%) Degree
6 9 (11.54%) MAPM
6 9 (11.54%) PMI Certification
7 5 (6.41%) MCSE
7 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
7 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.28%) MCPD
System Software
1 14 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.54%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.85%) vSphere
5 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.28%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) SCOM
1 6 (7.69%) SCVMM
1 6 (7.69%) Windows Intune
2 4 (5.13%) SCDPM
2 4 (5.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (5.13%) SCCM
3 2 (2.56%) SCSM
3 2 (2.56%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 70 (89.74%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.26%) VMware
3 7 (8.97%) Adobe
4 5 (6.41%) EMC
4 5 (6.41%) EPiServer
5 4 (5.13%) NetApp
6 2 (2.56%) Citrix
7 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco
7 1 (1.28%) Rackspace
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Salary: Up to £60K basic + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
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