The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 188 191 195
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 20 19 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.34% 0.021%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.20% 11.59% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 1
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -5.26%
Cloud Services Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
196 164 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.63% 2.94% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 174 147 77
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £105,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Microsoft Azure
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +7 9 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Staffordshire -12 5 £40,000 +29.03%
Warwickshire +12 2 £55,000 +25.71%
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 29 (72.50%) .NET
1 29 (72.50%) Microsoft
2 27 (67.50%) CSS
3 26 (65.00%) HTML
4 25 (62.50%) C#
5 24 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 24 (60.00%) Windows
5 24 (60.00%) jQuery
6 22 (55.00%) JavaScript
6 22 (55.00%) ASP.NET
7 21 (52.50%) SQL
8 18 (45.00%) T-SQL
8 18 (45.00%) Ajax
9 15 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
12 12 (30.00%) Degree
12 12 (30.00%) Mobile App
12 12 (30.00%) CSS3
13 11 (27.50%) Software Engineering
14 10 (25.00%) MVC
14 10 (25.00%) Scrum
14 10 (25.00%) HTML5
15 9 (22.50%) Web Services
16 8 (20.00%) IIS
16 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
16 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
17 7 (17.50%) VMware
17 7 (17.50%) N-Tier
18 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (20.00%) IIS
2 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.00%) CMS
4 2 (5.00%) EPiServer CMS
5 1 (2.50%) Node.js
5 1 (2.50%) Lync
5 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.50%) nginx
5 1 (2.50%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) PaaS
2 2 (5.00%) IaaS
3 1 (2.50%) Heroku
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) Firewall
2 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 4 (10.00%) SAN
3 4 (10.00%) DHCP
4 3 (7.50%) Unified Communications
4 3 (7.50%) IPv4
4 3 (7.50%) VPN
5 2 (5.00%) Internet
5 2 (5.00%) FTP
5 2 (5.00%) VLAN
5 2 (5.00%) IP Telephony
5 2 (5.00%) NAS
5 2 (5.00%) Multicast
6 1 (2.50%) SMTP
6 1 (2.50%) HTTP
6 1 (2.50%) MPLS
6 1 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 4 (10.00%) Automotive
2 2 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Games
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (67.50%) Developer
2 13 (32.50%) Software Developer
3 8 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Graduate
4 6 (15.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Graduate Software Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Graduate Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 4 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) .NET Software Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) .NET Programmer
5 4 (10.00%) Programmer
5 4 (10.00%) C# Programmer
5 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET Programmer
5 4 (10.00%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Support
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (72.50%) .NET
2 27 (67.50%) CSS
3 26 (65.00%) HTML
4 24 (60.00%) jQuery
5 22 (55.00%) ASP.NET
6 18 (45.00%) Ajax
7 12 (30.00%) CSS3
8 10 (25.00%) HTML5
9 9 (22.50%) Web Services
10 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
11 2 (5.00%) XML
11 2 (5.00%) RESTful
11 2 (5.00%) Razor View Engine
11 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (2.50%) REST
12 1 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (2.50%) Task Parallel Library
12 1 (2.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (17.50%) N-Tier
3 5 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 4 (10.00%) Remote Sensing
4 4 (10.00%) Telematics
5 1 (2.50%) iPad
5 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.50%) iPhone
5 1 (2.50%) GIS
5 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Software Engineering
2 10 (25.00%) MVC
2 10 (25.00%) Scrum
3 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL
5 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.00%) Project Management
5 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.00%) Multithreading
6 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.50%) Supply Chain Management
6 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.00%) B2B
7 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.00%) Software Architecture
7 2 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (2.50%) DevOps
8 1 (2.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 25 (62.50%) C#
2 22 (55.00%) JavaScript
3 21 (52.50%) SQL
4 18 (45.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (30.00%) Degree
3 4 (10.00%) MCSE
3 4 (10.00%) MCSD
4 2 (5.00%) CCNP
4 2 (5.00%) CCNA
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) MCITP
5 1 (2.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.00%) NFS
4 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (72.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) VMware
3 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.00%) NetApp
4 2 (5.00%) HP
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco
4 2 (5.00%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.50%) Twitter
5 1 (2.50%) Rackspace
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