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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 128 167 177
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 84 16 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.65% 0.36% 0.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.31% 12.90% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 74 14 21
Average salary £47,500 £36,250 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.03% -42.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,900 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £45,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -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
260 124 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.10% 2.79% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 221 106 133
Average salary £42,500 £39,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.59% -7.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £72,500 £52,500
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +32 49 £51,250 +46.42% 5
Coventry - 13 £60,000 - 3
Warwickshire - 9 £32,500 - 2
Worcestershire - 9 £23,000 - 2
Staffordshire -4 2 £21,250 -52.77%
Walsall - 2 £38,750 -
Solihull -8 1 £34,500 -8.00%
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 111 (78.17%) Microsoft
2 65 (45.77%) C#
2 65 (45.77%) JavaScript
2 65 (45.77%) .NET
3 63 (44.37%) SQL Server
4 62 (43.66%) HTML
4 62 (43.66%) CSS
5 60 (42.25%) Windows
6 56 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (38.73%) ASP.NET
8 51 (35.92%) SQL
9 50 (35.21%) CRM
9 50 (35.21%) SharePoint
10 46 (32.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 46 (32.39%) Office 365
11 38 (26.76%) OO
12 37 (26.06%) Dynamics CRM
12 37 (26.06%) WCF
13 36 (25.35%) IIS
13 36 (25.35%) BizTalk Server
14 34 (23.94%) .NET Framework
15 33 (23.24%) MS Excel
16 29 (20.42%) T-SQL
17 28 (19.72%) MVC
17 28 (19.72%) SQL Server 2008
17 28 (19.72%) Ajax
18 27 (19.01%) MCSD
18 27 (19.01%) SharePoint 2013
18 27 (19.01%) SharePoint 2010
19 26 (18.31%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 50 (35.21%) SharePoint
2 36 (25.35%) IIS
2 36 (25.35%) BizTalk Server
3 27 (19.01%) SharePoint 2010
3 27 (19.01%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (9.86%) Lync
5 12 (8.45%) MS Exchange
6 10 (7.04%) CMS
6 10 (7.04%) Node.js
7 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.11%) EPiServer CMS
10 2 (1.41%) nginx
10 2 (1.41%) SAS
10 2 (1.41%) Apache
10 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (23.24%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.93%) MS Visio
2 7 (4.93%) Photoshop
2 7 (4.93%) Fireworks
2 7 (4.93%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (3.52%) MS Project
4 4 (2.82%) MS Office
5 2 (1.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (26.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 46 (32.39%) Office 365
2 8 (5.63%) PaaS
2 8 (5.63%) Heroku
3 6 (4.23%) GitHub
3 6 (4.23%) IaaS
4 4 (2.82%) SaaS
5 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.04%) DNS
1 10 (7.04%) Unified Communications
2 6 (4.23%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.23%) SAN
3 5 (3.52%) HTTP
4 4 (2.82%) WAN
5 3 (2.11%) LAN
5 3 (2.11%) VLAN
6 2 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.41%) LDAP
6 2 (1.41%) DHCP
6 2 (1.41%) Internet
7 1 (0.70%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.70%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (44.37%) SQL Server
2 28 (19.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (11.27%) MongoDB
4 13 (9.15%) Relational Database
5 9 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (4.23%) RDBMS
7 6 (4.23%) MySQL
8 4 (2.82%) RavenDB
8 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.82%) SQLite
8 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.41%) BODI
10 2 (1.41%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (1.41%) QlikView
10 2 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.41%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (1.41%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (11.97%) Visual Studio
2 10 (7.04%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.93%) NUnit
3 7 (4.93%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (2.82%) Subversion
4 4 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.82%) MSTest
4 4 (2.82%) Moq
5 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.41%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.70%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.70%) CruiseControl
General
1 9 (6.34%) Retail
2 4 (2.82%) Finance
3 1 (0.70%) Advertising
3 1 (0.70%) Games
3 1 (0.70%) Marketing
3 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (48.59%) Developer
2 25 (17.61%) SharePoint Developer
3 14 (9.86%) Architect
4 11 (7.75%) Software Developer
4 11 (7.75%) Consultant
4 11 (7.75%) C# Developer
5 9 (6.34%) .NET Developer
6 7 (4.93%) Senior Developer
6 7 (4.93%) Project Manager
6 7 (4.93%) Analyst
6 7 (4.93%) Node.js Developer
7 6 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.23%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.23%) Senior Manager
7 6 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.23%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (3.52%) SQL DBA
8 5 (3.52%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (3.52%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (45.77%) .NET
2 62 (43.66%) HTML
2 62 (43.66%) CSS
3 55 (38.73%) ASP.NET
4 37 (26.06%) WCF
5 34 (23.94%) .NET Framework
6 28 (19.72%) Ajax
7 22 (15.49%) XML
8 17 (11.97%) jQuery
9 14 (9.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (8.45%) Web Services
11 11 (7.75%) JSON
12 9 (6.34%) HTML5
13 8 (5.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 8 (5.63%) CSS3
14 7 (4.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (4.93%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (4.23%) Express
15 6 (4.23%) Mustache
15 6 (4.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.45%) User Experience
2 8 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.52%) PMI
4 4 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.41%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.41%) Blog
5 2 (1.41%) Open Source
6 1 (0.70%) Clustering
6 1 (0.70%) NHS
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 60 (42.25%) Windows
2 20 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.41%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (35.21%) CRM
3 38 (26.76%) OO
4 28 (19.72%) MVC
5 25 (17.61%) OOA/OOD
6 16 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (11.27%) ITIL
7 14 (9.86%) Mentoring
8 12 (8.45%) TDD
9 11 (7.75%) Project Management
9 11 (7.75%) Software Engineering
10 9 (6.34%) Migration
10 9 (6.34%) SOA
11 7 (4.93%) E-Commerce
11 7 (4.93%) Kimball Methodology
12 6 (4.23%) Performance Testing
12 6 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (3.52%) Supply Chain Management
13 5 (3.52%) Database Security
13 5 (3.52%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 65 (45.77%) C#
1 65 (45.77%) JavaScript
2 51 (35.92%) SQL
3 29 (20.42%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.23%) PHP
5 3 (2.11%) C++
5 3 (2.11%) VC++
6 2 (1.41%) Python
6 2 (1.41%) C
6 2 (1.41%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.70%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 46 (32.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (19.01%) MCSD
3 26 (18.31%) MCP
3 26 (18.31%) MCAD
3 26 (18.31%) MCTS
4 20 (14.08%) Security Cleared
5 17 (11.97%) SC Cleared
6 11 (7.75%) Degree
7 8 (5.63%) MCSE
8 5 (3.52%) MAPM
8 5 (3.52%) PMI Certification
9 4 (2.82%) MCSA
10 3 (2.11%) CCA
10 3 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.41%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.41%) HP ASE
11 2 (1.41%) HP MASE
11 2 (1.41%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 20 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.97%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.41%) vSphere
4 2 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (1.41%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (9.15%) SCCM
2 11 (7.75%) SCOM
3 8 (5.63%) SCVMM
4 6 (4.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (3.52%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.70%) Puppet
6 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 111 (78.17%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.56%) VMware
3 7 (4.93%) Adobe
4 6 (4.23%) Citrix
4 6 (4.23%) NetApp
5 4 (2.82%) Twitter
6 3 (2.11%) EPiServer
6 3 (2.11%) Veeam
6 3 (2.11%) Cisco
6 3 (2.11%) EMC
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle
7 2 (1.41%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.41%) HP
7 2 (1.41%) Informatica
7 2 (1.41%) Sophos
7 2 (1.41%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
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