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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 86 124 146
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +22
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 100 63 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.80% 1.57% 1.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.90% 24.51% 28.39%
Number of salaries quoted 91 28 35
Average salary £42,500 £42,250 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.59% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
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
295 257 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 8.25% 6.41% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 257 184 137
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £47,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,684
% change year-on-year
- +5.42%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Bolton - 11 £37,500 -
Stockport - 4 £32,500 - 2
Altrincham - 3 £43,000 - 1
Cheadle -1 1 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Sale - 1 £37,500 - 1
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 104 (73.24%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (72.54%) SQL Server
3 98 (69.01%) Windows
4 83 (58.45%) .NET
5 82 (57.75%) C#
6 57 (40.14%) TDD
6 57 (40.14%) WCF
7 49 (34.51%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (33.10%) Microsoft
8 47 (33.10%) Analytical Skills
9 44 (30.99%) WPF
10 43 (30.28%) NUnit
10 43 (30.28%) Git (software)
10 43 (30.28%) Finance
11 42 (29.58%) SQL
12 40 (28.17%) UML
12 40 (28.17%) Web Services
12 40 (28.17%) LINQ
13 39 (27.46%) REST
14 38 (26.76%) ASP.NET
15 37 (26.06%) VBA
15 37 (26.06%) XML
15 37 (26.06%) SOAP
15 37 (26.06%) MSMQ
16 32 (22.54%) JavaScript
17 30 (21.13%) MVC
18 28 (19.72%) HTML
19 26 (18.31%) T-SQL
20 23 (16.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 23 (16.20%) PowerShell

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (12.68%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.75%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.75%) CMS
2 11 (7.75%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (4.23%) Umbraco
4 5 (3.52%) Lync
4 5 (3.52%) Node.js
5 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.11%) WordPress
6 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.70%) IIS
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (9.86%) Office 365
2 2 (1.41%) SaaS
3 1 (0.70%) Heroku
3 1 (0.70%) IaaS
3 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.93%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.52%) WAN
2 5 (3.52%) LAN
3 4 (2.82%) DNS
3 4 (2.82%) SAN
4 3 (2.11%) Firewall
4 3 (2.11%) DHCP
5 2 (1.41%) HTTP
5 2 (1.41%) Wireless
5 2 (1.41%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.41%) VLAN
5 2 (1.41%) NAS
5 2 (1.41%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.70%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.70%) WiMAX
6 1 (0.70%) IPsec
6 1 (0.70%) VPN
6 1 (0.70%) VoIP
6 1 (0.70%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.70%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (72.54%) SQL Server
2 23 (16.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (15.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (15.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (4.93%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.11%) MySQL
6 2 (1.41%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (30.28%) NUnit
1 43 (30.28%) Git (software)
2 22 (15.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 11 (7.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (6.34%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.93%) JIRA
6 4 (2.82%) Selenium
6 4 (2.82%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 43 (30.28%) Finance
2 4 (2.82%) Games
3 3 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (50.00%) Developer
2 50 (35.21%) C# Developer
3 37 (26.06%) Software Developer
3 37 (26.06%) Agile C# Developer
4 29 (20.42%) C# Software Developer
5 22 (15.49%) SQL DBA
5 22 (15.49%) DBA
5 22 (15.49%) SQL Server DBA
6 17 (11.97%) .NET Developer
7 16 (11.27%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (6.34%) Senior Developer
9 9 (6.34%) Tester
10 7 (4.93%) Analyst
11 6 (4.23%) Test Analyst
11 6 (4.23%) Software Tester
11 6 (4.23%) Consultant
11 6 (4.23%) Senior C# Developer
11 6 (4.23%) .NET Software Developer
11 6 (4.23%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (58.45%) .NET
2 57 (40.14%) WCF
3 44 (30.99%) WPF
4 40 (28.17%) LINQ
4 40 (28.17%) Web Services
5 39 (27.46%) REST
6 38 (26.76%) ASP.NET
7 37 (26.06%) SOAP
7 37 (26.06%) XML
7 37 (26.06%) MSMQ
8 28 (19.72%) HTML
9 23 (16.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 22 (15.49%) CSS
10 22 (15.49%) .NET Framework
11 20 (14.08%) Entity Framework
12 19 (13.38%) AngularJS
13 15 (10.56%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (9.15%) jQuery
15 11 (7.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 9 (6.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 47 (33.10%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (15.49%) Replication
2 22 (15.49%) Statistics
3 6 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.11%) User Experience
5 2 (1.41%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 98 (69.01%) Windows
2 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.11%) Android
5 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.11%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (73.24%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (40.14%) TDD
3 49 (34.51%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (28.17%) UML
5 30 (21.13%) MVC
6 22 (15.49%) Performance Tuning
6 22 (15.49%) Database Mirroring
7 16 (11.27%) SDLC
8 12 (8.45%) Scrum
8 12 (8.45%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (5.63%) ITIL
10 7 (4.93%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.23%) Project Management
11 6 (4.23%) Web Development
11 6 (4.23%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.23%) Test Scripting
12 5 (3.52%) Technical Analysis
12 5 (3.52%) Software Architecture
12 5 (3.52%) Domain-Driven Design
12 5 (3.52%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 82 (57.75%) C#
2 42 (29.58%) SQL
3 37 (26.06%) VBA
4 32 (22.54%) JavaScript
5 26 (18.31%) T-SQL
6 23 (16.20%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.52%) Objective-C
8 3 (2.11%) Ruby
9 2 (1.41%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.41%) VB
9 2 (1.41%) PHP
10 1 (0.70%) C++
10 1 (0.70%) Java
10 1 (0.70%) Python
10 1 (0.70%) X++
10 1 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (4.23%) ISEB
2 5 (3.52%) Degree
3 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.41%) MCSE
4 2 (1.41%) MCSA
4 2 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.41%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.41%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.70%) CCNA
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.70%) MCTS
5 1 (0.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.15%) QA
2 2 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.75%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.82%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.41%) XenApp
5 1 (0.70%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) Puppet
2 1 (0.70%) SCCM
2 1 (0.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 47 (33.10%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.97%) VMware
3 12 (8.45%) Sitecore
4 5 (3.52%) Apigee
5 4 (2.82%) McAfee
5 4 (2.82%) Xamarin
6 3 (2.11%) Citrix
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle
7 2 (1.41%) Dell
7 2 (1.41%) EMC
7 2 (1.41%) AppSense
7 2 (1.41%) Telerik
7 2 (1.41%) Brocade
7 2 (1.41%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.41%) Nokia
7 2 (1.41%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.70%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.70%) Cisco
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 10 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per day + + Great Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheadle
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
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Peninsula
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + generous benefits package
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