The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Azure skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 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 Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 158 163 175
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 32 32 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.80% 0.78% 0.080%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.12% 34.41% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 28 32 3
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%
Cloud Services Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
118 93 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.95% 2.26% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 97 86 31
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Manchester region.

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in Manchester

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Microsoft Azure Salary Histogram in Manchester

Microsoft Azure
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - 13 £35,000 -
Stockport -3 4 £50,000 +66.66%
Rochdale - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 43 (70.49%) C#
2 39 (63.93%) SQL Server
3 38 (62.30%) Microsoft
4 37 (60.66%) .NET
5 33 (54.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 32 (52.46%) ASP.NET
7 30 (49.18%) MVC
7 30 (49.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 30 (49.18%) .NET Framework
8 27 (44.26%) WCF
9 26 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (40.98%) Web Development
11 24 (39.34%) Windows
12 21 (34.43%) TDD
12 21 (34.43%) UML
12 21 (34.43%) OO
12 21 (34.43%) SharePoint
13 20 (32.79%) E-Commerce
13 20 (32.79%) LINQ
13 20 (32.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 19 (31.15%) Enterprise Architecture
15 17 (27.87%) JavaScript
16 16 (26.23%) HTML
17 15 (24.59%) Office 365
18 12 (19.67%) CSS
18 12 (19.67%) Web Services
18 12 (19.67%) jQuery
19 11 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
19 11 (18.03%) HTML5
19 11 (18.03%) MS Excel

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 21 (34.43%) SharePoint
2 10 (16.39%) Lync
3 9 (14.75%) MS Exchange
4 8 (13.11%) IBM Notes
5 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
2 10 (16.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.59%) Office 365
2 11 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.64%) SaaS
3 1 (1.64%) PaaS
3 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.39%) RFID
2 4 (6.56%) Firewall
3 3 (4.92%) SSL
3 3 (4.92%) VPN
4 2 (3.28%) Unified Communications
4 2 (3.28%) DNS
4 2 (3.28%) SMTP
4 2 (3.28%) DHCP
4 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.28%) MPLS
5 1 (1.64%) SAN
5 1 (1.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (63.93%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (16.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (9.84%) MySQL
4 5 (8.20%) RavenDB
4 5 (8.20%) NoSQL
4 5 (8.20%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.64%) RSpec
2 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (6.56%) Marketing
2 1 (1.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 41 (67.21%) Developer
2 24 (39.34%) C# Developer
3 22 (36.07%) C# .NET Developer
4 21 (34.43%) Lead Developer
5 20 (32.79%) Agile C# Developer
6 17 (27.87%) Lead C# Developer
7 10 (16.39%) Web Developer
7 10 (16.39%) Consultant
8 8 (13.11%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (8.20%) .NET Developer
10 4 (6.56%) Lead .NET Developer
10 4 (6.56%) Lead Web Developer
10 4 (6.56%) .NET Web Developer
11 3 (4.92%) Software Engineer
11 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
11 3 (4.92%) C# Software Engineer
11 3 (4.92%) Senior C# Developer
12 2 (3.28%) C++ Developer
12 2 (3.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 2 (3.28%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (60.66%) .NET
2 33 (54.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 32 (52.46%) ASP.NET
4 30 (49.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 30 (49.18%) .NET Framework
5 27 (44.26%) WCF
6 20 (32.79%) LINQ
6 20 (32.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 16 (26.23%) HTML
8 12 (19.67%) CSS
8 12 (19.67%) Web Services
8 12 (19.67%) jQuery
9 11 (18.03%) HTML5
10 10 (16.39%) CSS3
10 10 (16.39%) NHibernate
11 7 (11.48%) Windows Identity Foundation
12 5 (8.20%) SOAP
12 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 5 (8.20%) REST
12 5 (8.20%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Social Media
2 2 (3.28%) iPhone
2 2 (3.28%) iPad
3 1 (1.64%) Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 24 (39.34%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Phone
2 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.28%) Android
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (49.18%) MVC
2 26 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (40.98%) Web Development
4 21 (34.43%) TDD
4 21 (34.43%) UML
4 21 (34.43%) OO
5 20 (32.79%) E-Commerce
6 19 (31.15%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (16.39%) Stress Testing
8 9 (14.75%) Migration
9 7 (11.48%) PRINCE2
10 6 (9.84%) Project Management
10 6 (9.84%) Service Delivery
11 5 (8.20%) Multithreading
11 5 (8.20%) Agile Project Management
12 3 (4.92%) Scrum
12 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
13 2 (3.28%) Load Balancing
13 2 (3.28%) Integration Testing
13 2 (3.28%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 43 (70.49%) C#
2 17 (27.87%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.20%) PHP
4 4 (6.56%) C++
5 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.28%) SQL
7 1 (1.64%) Java
7 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.92%) MCSE
2 3 (4.92%) MCITP
2 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) MCP
4 1 (1.64%) MCSA
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.64%) XenServer
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.64%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) SCOM
1 1 (1.64%) Puppet
1 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.64%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 38 (62.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) Lotus
3 2 (3.28%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.64%) Apple
4 1 (1.64%) VMware
4 1 (1.64%) Citrix
4 1 (1.64%) Google
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