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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 126 145 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 58 42 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.47% 1.00% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.12% 43.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 29 34 0
Average salary £44,500 £39,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.10% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.04%
Cloud Services Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
170 97 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.31% 2.31% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 121 80 41
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,200 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £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 11 July 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 11 July 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
(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
Cheadle - 5 £35,000 -
Stockport - 2 £50,000 -
Oldham - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 63 (68.48%) Microsoft
2 52 (56.52%) C#
3 47 (51.09%) Windows
4 45 (48.91%) SQL Server
5 41 (44.57%) .NET
6 38 (41.30%) ASP.NET
7 37 (40.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 35 (38.04%) Office 365
9 31 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (32.61%) MVC
10 30 (32.61%) .NET Framework
10 30 (32.61%) WCF
11 29 (31.52%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (26.09%) Web Development
13 23 (25.00%) Service Delivery
13 23 (25.00%) HTML
14 22 (23.91%) JavaScript
15 21 (22.83%) E-Commerce
16 19 (20.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 19 (20.65%) UML
16 19 (20.65%) OO
16 19 (20.65%) TDD
16 19 (20.65%) LINQ
17 18 (19.57%) Enterprise Architecture
18 17 (18.48%) MS Excel
19 14 (15.22%) SharePoint
19 14 (15.22%) Project Management
20 13 (14.13%) SQL
20 13 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
21 12 (13.04%) HTML5

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 14 (15.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.35%) Lync
3 3 (3.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.17%) CMS
4 2 (2.17%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.17%) Confluence
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (18.48%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (38.04%) Office 365
2 13 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) RFID
2 3 (3.26%) Firewall
2 3 (3.26%) SSL
2 3 (3.26%) VPN
3 2 (2.17%) DNS
3 2 (2.17%) SMTP
3 2 (2.17%) DHCP
3 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.17%) MPLS
3 2 (2.17%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.09%) SAN
4 1 (1.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (48.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (11.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (9.78%) Big Data
4 5 (5.43%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.43%) RavenDB
4 5 (5.43%) Couchbase
5 4 (4.35%) MySQL
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (10.87%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.61%) Selenium
2 7 (7.61%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (2.17%) JIRA
3 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.09%) Subversion
General
1 9 (9.78%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (1.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 39 (42.39%) Developer
2 25 (27.17%) C# Developer
3 23 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 21 (22.83%) Agile C# Developer
5 12 (13.04%) Senior C# Developer
5 12 (13.04%) Senior Developer
6 9 (9.78%) Architect
6 9 (9.78%) Enterprise Architect
7 8 (8.70%) Account Manager
7 8 (8.70%) Lead Developer
7 8 (8.70%) Technical Account Manager
7 8 (8.70%) Technical Manager
8 7 (7.61%) C# Software Engineer
8 7 (7.61%) Lead C# Developer
8 7 (7.61%) Software Tester
8 7 (7.61%) Tester
8 7 (7.61%) Software Engineer
9 6 (6.52%) Web Developer
10 5 (5.43%) Consultant
10 5 (5.43%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (44.57%) .NET
2 38 (41.30%) ASP.NET
3 37 (40.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 30 (32.61%) .NET Framework
4 30 (32.61%) WCF
5 29 (31.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 23 (25.00%) HTML
7 19 (20.65%) LINQ
7 19 (20.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 12 (13.04%) HTML5
9 11 (11.96%) CSS
9 11 (11.96%) Web Services
9 11 (11.96%) Windows Identity Foundation
10 10 (10.87%) CSS3
10 10 (10.87%) jQuery
10 10 (10.87%) NHibernate
11 5 (5.43%) SOAP
11 5 (5.43%) COM
11 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 5 (5.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) PMI
2 8 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.43%) Social Media
4 2 (2.17%) iPad
4 2 (2.17%) iPhone
5 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.09%) EMV
5 1 (1.09%) W3C
5 1 (1.09%) APACS
5 1 (1.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 47 (51.09%) Windows
2 11 (11.96%) Windows Phone
3 8 (8.70%) Windows Phone 8
4 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.26%) Linux
5 3 (3.26%) Android
6 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.17%) CentOS
6 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.17%) Fedora
6 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.17%) UNIX
6 2 (2.17%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.61%) MVC
3 24 (26.09%) Web Development
4 23 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 21 (22.83%) E-Commerce
6 19 (20.65%) UML
6 19 (20.65%) OO
6 19 (20.65%) TDD
7 18 (19.57%) Enterprise Architecture
8 14 (15.22%) Project Management
9 11 (11.96%) ITIL
10 10 (10.87%) Stress Testing
11 9 (9.78%) Business Development
11 9 (9.78%) CMMI
11 9 (9.78%) ERP
11 9 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (9.78%) Risk Management
12 8 (8.70%) Scrum
12 8 (8.70%) OpenUP
Programming Languages
1 52 (56.52%) C#
2 22 (23.91%) JavaScript
3 13 (14.13%) SQL
4 9 (9.78%) C
5 7 (7.61%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.35%) PHP
6 4 (4.35%) C++
7 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.26%) Scala
8 2 (2.17%) Java
9 1 (1.09%) Perl
9 1 (1.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (11.96%) Degree
2 9 (9.78%) PMI Certification
3 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.35%) MCSE
5 3 (3.26%) MCP
5 3 (3.26%) MCITP
6 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.87%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Puppet
2 1 (1.09%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 63 (68.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.26%) SaltStack
3 2 (2.17%) Rackspace
3 2 (2.17%) Lotus
3 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.09%) VMware
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