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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 133 141 159
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 46 38 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.39% 0.98% 0.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.40% 19.90% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 44 30 30
Average salary £44,500 £44,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £50,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.12%
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
215 191 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 6.48% 4.94% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 186 147 116
Average salary £42,500 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £22,100 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%

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 May 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 May 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 - 6 £42,500 - 1
Stockport +2 1 £30,000 -40.00%
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 75 (74.26%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (71.29%) SQL Server
3 71 (70.30%) .NET
4 69 (68.32%) C#
5 67 (66.34%) Windows
6 50 (49.50%) Microsoft
7 48 (47.52%) ASP.NET
8 44 (43.56%) TDD
9 37 (36.63%) WCF
10 35 (34.65%) NUnit
11 34 (33.66%) Web Services
12 33 (32.67%) MVC
13 31 (30.69%) Analytical Skills
14 28 (27.72%) WPF
14 28 (27.72%) LINQ
14 28 (27.72%) ASP.NET MVC
15 27 (26.73%) CSS
15 27 (26.73%) JavaScript
16 26 (25.74%) SQL
16 26 (25.74%) HTML
16 26 (25.74%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (23.76%) UML
18 23 (22.77%) SOAP
18 23 (22.77%) REST
19 22 (21.78%) Git (software)
19 22 (21.78%) Finance
19 22 (21.78%) .NET Framework
20 21 (20.79%) VBA
20 21 (20.79%) XML
20 21 (20.79%) MSMQ

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 19 (18.81%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.92%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (5.94%) CMS
3 6 (5.94%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (2.97%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.98%) Lync
5 2 (1.98%) IIS
6 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.92%) Office 365
3 3 (2.97%) IaaS
3 3 (2.97%) SaaS
4 1 (0.99%) PaaS
4 1 (0.99%) Heroku
4 1 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.98%) SAN
2 2 (1.98%) Firewall
2 2 (1.98%) VPN
2 2 (1.98%) SSL
3 1 (0.99%) IPv4
3 1 (0.99%) IPv6
3 1 (0.99%) DNS
3 1 (0.99%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.99%) Broadband
3 1 (0.99%) HTTP
3 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.99%) Wireless
3 1 (0.99%) IPsec
3 1 (0.99%) WiMAX
3 1 (0.99%) VLAN
3 1 (0.99%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (71.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (11.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (11.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.96%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (34.65%) NUnit
2 22 (21.78%) Git (software)
3 12 (11.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (7.92%) MSTest
4 8 (7.92%) Moq
5 6 (5.94%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.94%) Subversion
6 1 (0.99%) JIRA
General
1 22 (21.78%) Finance
2 2 (1.98%) Retail
3 1 (0.99%) Billing
3 1 (0.99%) Marketing
3 1 (0.99%) Advertising
3 1 (0.99%) Games
Job Titles
1 62 (61.39%) Developer
2 46 (45.54%) C# Developer
3 26 (25.74%) Software Developer
4 23 (22.77%) Agile C# Developer
5 21 (20.79%) C# Software Developer
6 20 (19.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (16.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (11.88%) SQL DBA
8 12 (11.88%) SQL Server DBA
8 12 (11.88%) DBA
9 11 (10.89%) .NET Developer
10 9 (8.91%) Architect
11 8 (7.92%) Web Developer
11 8 (7.92%) C# Web Developer
12 7 (6.93%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 5 (4.95%) ASP.NET Developer
13 5 (4.95%) .NET Software Developer
14 4 (3.96%) Senior Developer
14 4 (3.96%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (70.30%) .NET
2 48 (47.52%) ASP.NET
3 37 (36.63%) WCF
4 34 (33.66%) Web Services
5 28 (27.72%) LINQ
5 28 (27.72%) WPF
5 28 (27.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 27 (26.73%) CSS
7 26 (25.74%) HTML
8 23 (22.77%) SOAP
8 23 (22.77%) REST
9 22 (21.78%) .NET Framework
10 21 (20.79%) XML
10 21 (20.79%) MSMQ
10 21 (20.79%) Entity Framework
11 14 (13.86%) HTML5
12 13 (12.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 13 (12.87%) Ajax
12 13 (12.87%) jQuery
13 9 (8.91%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 31 (30.69%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.88%) Replication
2 12 (11.88%) Statistics
3 9 (8.91%) Data Centre
4 7 (6.93%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.98%) User Experience
7 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.99%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.99%) Clustering
7 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 67 (66.34%) Windows
2 3 (2.97%) Android
2 3 (2.97%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.97%) Windows Phone
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (74.26%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (43.56%) TDD
3 33 (32.67%) MVC
4 26 (25.74%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (23.76%) UML
6 16 (15.84%) Web Development
7 15 (14.85%) Software Engineering
7 15 (14.85%) SDLC
8 12 (11.88%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (11.88%) Database Mirroring
9 11 (10.89%) OO
10 9 (8.91%) TOGAF
11 8 (7.92%) Scrum
11 8 (7.92%) OOD
12 7 (6.93%) SOA
12 7 (6.93%) Migration
12 7 (6.93%) E-business
12 7 (6.93%) E-Commerce
12 7 (6.93%) ERP
12 7 (6.93%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 69 (68.32%) C#
2 27 (26.73%) JavaScript
3 26 (25.74%) SQL
4 21 (20.79%) VBA
5 13 (12.87%) PowerShell
6 12 (11.88%) T-SQL
7 8 (7.92%) VB
7 8 (7.92%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.98%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.98%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.98%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.98%) MCITP
2 2 (1.98%) Degree
3 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.99%) MCTS
3 1 (0.99%) MCSD
3 1 (0.99%) MCSE
3 1 (0.99%) MCSA
3 1 (0.99%) CCA
3 1 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.99%) VCDX
3 1 (0.99%) VCP4
3 1 (0.99%) VCAP
3 1 (0.99%) CCEE
3 1 (0.99%) CCAA
3 1 (0.99%) CCIA
3 1 (0.99%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.96%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.97%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.99%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) SCCM
2 1 (0.99%) SCOM
2 1 (0.99%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.99%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 50 (49.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.92%) VMware
3 7 (6.93%) Oracle
4 6 (5.94%) Telerik
4 6 (5.94%) Sitecore
5 5 (4.95%) Apigee
6 2 (1.98%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.99%) Citrix
7 1 (0.99%) NetApp
7 1 (0.99%) Twitter
7 1 (0.99%) Rackspace
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