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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 108 125 151
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 74 57 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.18% 1.46% 0.97%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.46% 26.27% 26.62%
Number of salaries quoted 69 30 33
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% +14.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.75%
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
260 217 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 7.66% 5.56% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 222 158 136
Average salary £42,500 £39,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.59% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £47,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 3 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 3 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 - 12 £42,500 - 2
Stockport +1 1 £30,000 -40.00%
Altrincham - 1 £47,500 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 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 95 (77.87%) SQL Server
2 94 (77.05%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (69.67%) Windows
4 79 (64.75%) .NET
5 76 (62.30%) C#
6 51 (41.80%) TDD
6 51 (41.80%) WCF
7 45 (36.89%) Microsoft
8 43 (35.25%) NUnit
8 43 (35.25%) Analytical Skills
9 41 (33.61%) ASP.NET
10 40 (32.79%) WPF
11 39 (31.97%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (31.15%) LINQ
12 38 (31.15%) Web Services
13 37 (30.33%) Finance
14 36 (29.51%) UML
14 36 (29.51%) Git (software)
15 34 (27.87%) SQL
15 34 (27.87%) REST
16 33 (27.05%) VBA
16 33 (27.05%) XML
16 33 (27.05%) MSMQ
16 33 (27.05%) SOAP
17 28 (22.95%) MVC
18 24 (19.67%) JavaScript
19 23 (18.85%) T-SQL
20 22 (18.03%) HTML
20 22 (18.03%) ASP.NET MVC
21 21 (17.21%) .NET Framework

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 21 (17.21%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.38%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.10%) CMS
3 5 (4.10%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (2.46%) Lync
4 3 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.82%) Node.js
6 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.82%) WordPress
6 1 (0.82%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.48%) Office 365
2 13 (10.66%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.64%) SaaS
4 1 (0.82%) Heroku
4 1 (0.82%) IaaS
4 1 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.46%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.64%) Wireless
2 2 (1.64%) DNS
2 2 (1.64%) WAN
2 2 (1.64%) LAN
3 1 (0.82%) VoIP
3 1 (0.82%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.82%) Broadband
3 1 (0.82%) DHCP
3 1 (0.82%) HTTP
3 1 (0.82%) VPN
3 1 (0.82%) SSL
3 1 (0.82%) IPv4
3 1 (0.82%) IPv6
3 1 (0.82%) SAN
3 1 (0.82%) Firewall
3 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.82%) IPsec
3 1 (0.82%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (77.87%) SQL Server
2 20 (16.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (15.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (15.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.10%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.64%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.82%) MySQL
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (35.25%) NUnit
2 36 (29.51%) Git (software)
3 19 (15.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (7.38%) Visual Studio
5 8 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (4.10%) MSTest
6 5 (4.10%) Moq
7 4 (3.28%) Selenium IDE
7 4 (3.28%) Selenium
7 4 (3.28%) Subversion
8 2 (1.64%) JIRA
General
1 37 (30.33%) Finance
2 3 (2.46%) Retail
3 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (53.28%) Developer
2 51 (41.80%) C# Developer
3 35 (28.69%) Software Developer
3 35 (28.69%) Agile C# Developer
4 28 (22.95%) C# Software Developer
5 20 (16.39%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (15.57%) DBA
6 19 (15.57%) SQL Server DBA
6 19 (15.57%) SQL DBA
7 17 (13.93%) .NET Developer
8 10 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (8.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (6.56%) Architect
10 7 (5.74%) .NET Software Developer
11 6 (4.92%) C# Web Developer
11 6 (4.92%) Web Developer
11 6 (4.92%) Senior Developer
12 5 (4.10%) Software Tester
12 5 (4.10%) Consultant
12 5 (4.10%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (64.75%) .NET
2 51 (41.80%) WCF
3 41 (33.61%) ASP.NET
4 40 (32.79%) WPF
5 38 (31.15%) LINQ
5 38 (31.15%) Web Services
6 34 (27.87%) REST
7 33 (27.05%) XML
7 33 (27.05%) MSMQ
7 33 (27.05%) SOAP
8 22 (18.03%) HTML
8 22 (18.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (17.21%) .NET Framework
10 20 (16.39%) Entity Framework
11 19 (15.57%) CSS
12 13 (10.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 11 (9.02%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (9.02%) AngularJS
13 11 (9.02%) jQuery
14 9 (7.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 43 (35.25%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (15.57%) Replication
2 19 (15.57%) Statistics
3 3 (2.46%) Data Integration
3 3 (2.46%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.64%) User Experience
5 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 85 (69.67%) Windows
2 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (77.05%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (41.80%) TDD
3 39 (31.97%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (29.51%) UML
5 28 (22.95%) MVC
6 19 (15.57%) Performance Tuning
6 19 (15.57%) Database Mirroring
7 15 (12.30%) SDLC
8 12 (9.84%) Technical Architecture
9 11 (9.02%) Web Development
10 10 (8.20%) Scrum
11 9 (7.38%) Software Engineering
11 9 (7.38%) OO
12 6 (4.92%) Project Management
13 5 (4.10%) E-Commerce
13 5 (4.10%) ITIL
13 5 (4.10%) OOD
13 5 (4.10%) TOGAF
13 5 (4.10%) Change Control
13 5 (4.10%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 76 (62.30%) C#
2 34 (27.87%) SQL
3 33 (27.05%) VBA
4 24 (19.67%) JavaScript
5 23 (18.85%) T-SQL
6 20 (16.39%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.74%) VB
8 5 (4.10%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.46%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.64%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.82%) Ruby
11 1 (0.82%) X++
11 1 (0.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.46%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.64%) Degree
3 1 (0.82%) ISEB
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.82%) MCTS
3 1 (0.82%) MCITP
3 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.10%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.46%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.82%) SCCM
1 1 (0.82%) SCVMM
1 1 (0.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (36.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.02%) VMware
3 6 (4.92%) Sitecore
4 5 (4.10%) Apigee
5 4 (3.28%) Oracle
5 4 (3.28%) Telerik
6 2 (1.64%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.82%) Rackspace
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