The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 135 155 164
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 54 33 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.38% 0.89% 0.62%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.62% 29.73% 19.69%
Number of salaries quoted 51 26 24
Average salary £44,500 £44,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Microsoft Azure
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Cloud Services Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
156 111 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.98% 2.98% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 135 89 112
Average salary £42,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,850 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
Stockport - 5 £30,000 -
Wigan - 5 £32,500 - 1
Salford - 2 £50,000 -
Cheadle +3 1 £35,000 -
Altrincham - 1 £60,000 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 66 (78.57%) .NET
2 62 (73.81%) C#
3 56 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 53 (63.10%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (60.71%) SQL Server
5 51 (60.71%) Microsoft
6 48 (57.14%) Windows
7 34 (40.48%) MVC
8 32 (38.10%) HTML
8 32 (38.10%) JavaScript
9 30 (35.71%) CSS
9 30 (35.71%) TDD
9 30 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (33.33%) Web Services
11 25 (29.76%) SQL
12 23 (27.38%) Web Development
13 22 (26.19%) WCF
13 22 (26.19%) HTML5
14 20 (23.81%) .NET Framework
14 20 (23.81%) Ajax
15 19 (22.62%) NUnit
15 19 (22.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 18 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (21.43%) LINQ
17 17 (20.24%) OO
18 16 (19.05%) SharePoint
18 16 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 15 (17.86%) jQuery
19 15 (17.86%) Software Engineering
20 13 (15.48%) UML

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 16 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 11 (13.10%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.76%) CMS
3 4 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.38%) Lync
5 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.57%) IaaS
3 2 (2.38%) Office 365
4 1 (1.19%) SaaS
4 1 (1.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.38%) VPN
2 2 (2.38%) SSL
2 2 (2.38%) SAN
2 2 (2.38%) Internet
2 2 (2.38%) Firewall
2 2 (2.38%) VLAN
2 2 (2.38%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (60.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.90%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (22.62%) NUnit
2 10 (11.90%) Subversion
3 9 (10.71%) MSTest
3 9 (10.71%) Moq
4 8 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.57%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.19%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.19%) JIRA
7 1 (1.19%) Selenium
General
1 7 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Retail
2 2 (2.38%) Billing
3 1 (1.19%) Marketing
3 1 (1.19%) Advertising
3 1 (1.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (67.86%) Developer
2 42 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 30 (35.71%) C# .NET Developer
4 23 (27.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (15.48%) Agile C# Developer
6 11 (13.10%) Architect
7 10 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (10.71%) Senior Developer
8 9 (10.71%) Web Developer
8 9 (10.71%) Software Developer
8 9 (10.71%) C# Web Developer
9 8 (9.52%) Senior C# Developer
10 7 (8.33%) .NET Developer
11 6 (7.14%) Applications Developer
11 6 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
11 6 (7.14%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 6 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
12 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 3 (3.57%) Build Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (78.57%) .NET
2 56 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 32 (38.10%) HTML
4 30 (35.71%) CSS
4 30 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 28 (33.33%) Web Services
6 22 (26.19%) WCF
6 22 (26.19%) HTML5
7 20 (23.81%) .NET Framework
7 20 (23.81%) Ajax
8 19 (22.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 18 (21.43%) LINQ
10 16 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 15 (17.86%) jQuery
12 11 (13.10%) WPF
13 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC 2
14 8 (9.52%) XML
14 8 (9.52%) SOAP
15 7 (8.33%) REST
16 6 (7.14%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 6 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.38%) User Experience
4 2 (2.38%) Clustering
4 2 (2.38%) Statistics
4 2 (2.38%) Replication
5 1 (1.19%) APACS
5 1 (1.19%) EMV
5 1 (1.19%) W3C
5 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.19%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 48 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (7.14%) Android
2 6 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 6 (7.14%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.19%) Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (63.10%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (40.48%) MVC
3 30 (35.71%) TDD
4 23 (27.38%) Web Development
5 17 (20.24%) OO
6 15 (17.86%) Software Engineering
7 13 (15.48%) UML
8 12 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 12 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (13.10%) TOGAF
10 10 (11.90%) Unit Testing
10 10 (11.90%) ERP
10 10 (11.90%) Migration
10 10 (11.90%) E-business
10 10 (11.90%) SOA
10 10 (11.90%) Web Application Development
11 9 (10.71%) OOD
12 8 (9.52%) Scrum
12 8 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
13 7 (8.33%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 62 (73.81%) C#
2 32 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 25 (29.76%) SQL
4 9 (10.71%) VB
4 9 (10.71%) VB.NET
5 6 (7.14%) VBA
6 4 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.38%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.38%) C
9 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.19%) Ruby
9 1 (1.19%) XPath
9 1 (1.19%) Python
9 1 (1.19%) Perl
9 1 (1.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.76%) VCP4
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.57%) MCSE
4 2 (2.38%) Degree
5 1 (1.19%) VCDX
5 1 (1.19%) VCAP
5 1 (1.19%) CCEE
5 1 (1.19%) CCAA
5 1 (1.19%) CCIA
5 1 (1.19%) VCP5
5 1 (1.19%) MCSA
5 1 (1.19%) CCA
5 1 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.19%) MCITP
5 1 (1.19%) MCP
5 1 (1.19%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) Hyper-V
1 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.19%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) SCCM
2 4 (4.76%) SCOM
3 2 (2.38%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.38%) SCDPM
3 2 (2.38%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 51 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.90%) Oracle
3 7 (8.33%) Telerik
4 4 (4.76%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.57%) VMware
6 2 (2.38%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.19%) Citrix
7 1 (1.19%) NetApp
7 1 (1.19%) Twitter
7 1 (1.19%) Capita
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