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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 199 194 196
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 19 17 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.31% 0.042%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.18% 11.64% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 2
Average salary £45,000 £31,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.16% -0.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £25,500 £29,850
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £49,000 £32,650
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -
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
207 146 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.74% 2.63% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 182 134 53
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £24,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 22 August 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 22 August 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 9 £35,000 -
Staffordshire -11 2 £37,500 +20.96%
Solihull - 2 £32,500 -
Warwickshire +14 1 £55,000 -4.34%
Worcestershire -2 1 £47,500 +58.33%
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 33 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (68.18%) .NET
3 29 (65.91%) SQL Server
3 29 (65.91%) Windows
4 28 (63.64%) CSS
5 27 (61.36%) HTML
6 26 (59.09%) C#
6 26 (59.09%) jQuery
7 24 (54.55%) JavaScript
7 24 (54.55%) ASP.NET
8 23 (52.27%) SQL
9 20 (45.45%) T-SQL
9 20 (45.45%) Ajax
10 16 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (31.82%) Degree
11 14 (31.82%) MS Excel
11 14 (31.82%) Mobile App
12 12 (27.27%) Scrum
13 11 (25.00%) Software Engineering
13 11 (25.00%) CSS3
14 10 (22.73%) MVC
14 10 (22.73%) IIS
14 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
15 9 (20.45%) Web Services
15 9 (20.45%) HTML5
16 8 (18.18%) Unit Testing
16 8 (18.18%) VMware
17 7 (15.91%) Mathematics
17 7 (15.91%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 10 (22.73%) IIS
2 5 (11.36%) Tomcat
3 4 (9.09%) EPiServer CMS
3 4 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.09%) CMS
4 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.27%) Apache
5 1 (2.27%) Node.js
5 1 (2.27%) Lync
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.27%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Office 365
2 4 (9.09%) IaaS
3 2 (4.55%) PaaS
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.64%) DNS
2 6 (13.64%) Firewall
3 4 (9.09%) DHCP
3 4 (9.09%) SAN
3 4 (9.09%) VLAN
4 3 (6.82%) VPN
4 3 (6.82%) IPv4
4 3 (6.82%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.55%) NAS
5 2 (4.55%) Multicast
5 2 (4.55%) FTP
5 2 (4.55%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.27%) SMTP
6 1 (2.27%) Internet
6 1 (2.27%) MPLS
6 1 (2.27%) HTTP
6 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (65.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.55%) MySQL
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.27%) Big Data
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.27%) Hazelcast
5 1 (2.27%) Infinispan
5 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.27%) Subversion
3 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (13.64%) Automotive
2 2 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Games
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (68.18%) Developer
2 15 (34.09%) Software Developer
3 11 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 8 (18.18%) .NET Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Agile .NET Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Graduate
5 6 (13.64%) Graduate Software Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Senior .NET Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Graduate Developer
6 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Programmer
6 4 (9.09%) C# Programmer
6 4 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Server Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) .NET Software Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) .NET Programmer
6 4 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Programmer
6 4 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (68.18%) .NET
2 28 (63.64%) CSS
3 27 (61.36%) HTML
4 26 (59.09%) jQuery
5 24 (54.55%) ASP.NET
6 20 (45.45%) Ajax
7 11 (25.00%) CSS3
8 9 (20.45%) Web Services
8 9 (20.45%) HTML5
9 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
9 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (4.55%) RESTful
10 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (4.55%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (4.55%) Middleware
10 2 (4.55%) XML
11 1 (2.27%) LAMP
11 1 (2.27%) WCF
11 1 (2.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Mobile App
2 7 (15.91%) Mathematics
2 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
2 7 (15.91%) N-Tier
3 6 (13.64%) Telematics
3 6 (13.64%) Remote Sensing
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Open Source
4 1 (2.27%) iPad
4 1 (2.27%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 29 (65.91%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.55%) Linux
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Scrum
2 11 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 10 (22.73%) MVC
4 8 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 7 (15.91%) ITIL
6 6 (13.64%) Multithreading
6 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 6 (13.64%) Project Management
7 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
7 5 (11.36%) Supply Chain Management
8 4 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (4.55%) B2B
10 2 (4.55%) SOA
10 2 (4.55%) Software Testing
11 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
11 1 (2.27%) Network Load Balancing
11 1 (2.27%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (59.09%) C#
2 24 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 23 (52.27%) SQL
4 20 (45.45%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (31.82%) Degree
3 6 (13.64%) MCSD
4 4 (9.09%) MCSE
5 2 (4.55%) CCNP
5 2 (4.55%) CCNA
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.27%) MCITP
6 1 (2.27%) MCP
6 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
3 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.82%) vSphere
5 2 (4.55%) NFS
5 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) VMware
3 4 (9.09%) EPiServer
4 3 (6.82%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.55%) HP
5 2 (4.55%) EMC
5 2 (4.55%) NetApp
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle
6 1 (2.27%) JBoss
6 1 (2.27%) Twitter
6 1 (2.27%) Rackspace