The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 24 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 45 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.76% 1.32% 1.98%
As % of the Cloud Services category 57.69% 17.07% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 25 5 10
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.80%
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

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

Cloud Services Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
78 41 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.45% 7.75% 5.94%
Number of salaries quoted 55 28 27
Median salary £51,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £22,100 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £59,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of job ads across the Merseyside region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Merseyside region.

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Microsoft Azure Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Microsoft Azure
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +35 33 £50,000 +33.33%
St Helens - 5 £32,500 -
Wirral - 1 £56,500 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 68 (74.73%) Microsoft
2 58 (63.74%) Windows
3 47 (51.65%) Hyper-V
4 46 (50.55%) Windows Server
5 41 (45.05%) Data Centre
6 40 (43.96%) PowerShell
7 39 (42.86%) Finance
8 36 (39.56%) ITIL
9 35 (38.46%) SQL Server
10 31 (34.07%) Hybrid Cloud
11 29 (31.87%) SQL
11 29 (31.87%) Amazon AWS
11 29 (31.87%) Office 365
12 28 (30.77%) Private Cloud
13 27 (29.67%) Banking
14 26 (28.57%) VMware
15 25 (27.47%) Linux
15 25 (27.47%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (25.27%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (19.78%) ITIL V3
17 18 (19.78%) Cisco
18 17 (18.68%) EMC
18 17 (18.68%) DevOps
19 16 (17.58%) Citrix
19 16 (17.58%) Active Directory
20 14 (15.38%) MS Excel
20 14 (15.38%) IaaS
20 14 (15.38%) SCOrch
21 13 (14.29%) PaaS
21 13 (14.29%) SCCM

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (10.99%) IIS
2 9 (9.89%) Apache
2 9 (9.89%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (9.89%) JBoss
2 9 (9.89%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.20%) GroupWise
3 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.10%) Confluence
4 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.10%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.10%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.19%) MS Office
3 2 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (31.87%) Amazon AWS
1 29 (31.87%) Office 365
2 14 (15.38%) IaaS
3 13 (14.29%) PaaS
4 12 (13.19%) SaaS
5 2 (2.20%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.10%) Bluemix
6 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.10%) Heroku
6 1 (1.10%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.19%) VPN
2 11 (12.09%) DHCP
2 11 (12.09%) DNS
3 9 (9.89%) SAN
4 7 (7.69%) Firewall
5 3 (3.30%) VoIP
6 2 (2.20%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.20%) VLAN
7 1 (1.10%) Internet
7 1 (1.10%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.59%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (6.59%) MongoDB
4 6 (6.59%) MySQL
4 6 (6.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (6.59%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (6.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.49%) Big Data
6 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.30%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.20%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.10%) SAP HANA
9 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.30%) JIRA
2 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.10%) GoCD
3 1 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.10%) Travis CI
General
1 39 (42.86%) Finance
2 27 (29.67%) Banking
3 7 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.20%) Retail
4 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (24.18%) Cloud Engineer
2 19 (20.88%) Windows Engineer
3 18 (19.78%) Server Engineer
4 17 (18.68%) Architect
4 17 (18.68%) Windows Server Engineer
5 16 (17.58%) Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
6 13 (14.29%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (8.79%) DBA
7 8 (8.79%) Developer
7 8 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) SQL DBA
8 7 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
9 6 (6.59%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.49%) .NET Developer
11 4 (4.40%) Administrator
11 4 (4.40%) Azure Engineer
11 4 (4.40%) Consultant
11 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 4 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) .NET
2 10 (10.99%) ASP.NET
2 10 (10.99%) Middleware
3 9 (9.89%) HTML
4 6 (6.59%) Web Services
5 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (5.49%) LINQ
6 4 (4.40%) .NET Framework
6 4 (4.40%) CSS
6 4 (4.40%) jQuery
7 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.30%) Ember.js
7 3 (3.30%) Entity Framework
7 3 (3.30%) Handlebars
7 3 (3.30%) WPF
8 1 (1.10%) .NET Core
8 1 (1.10%) Angular 2
8 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.10%) Play Framework
8 1 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 41 (45.05%) Data Centre
2 31 (34.07%) Hybrid Cloud
3 28 (30.77%) Private Cloud
4 12 (13.19%) Public Cloud
5 9 (9.89%) Replication
5 9 (9.89%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (6.59%) Clustering
8 4 (4.40%) Driving Licence
9 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
9 3 (3.30%) User Experience
10 2 (2.20%) Statistics
11 1 (1.10%) Blockchain
11 1 (1.10%) Economics
11 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (1.10%) Hedge funds
11 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
11 1 (1.10%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 58 (63.74%) Windows
2 46 (50.55%) Windows Server
3 25 (27.47%) Linux
4 9 (9.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.49%) VMS
6 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.10%) AIX
8 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.56%) ITIL
2 18 (19.78%) ITIL V3
3 17 (18.68%) DevOps
4 12 (13.19%) PRINCE2
4 12 (13.19%) TOGAF
5 11 (12.09%) Operations Management
6 10 (10.99%) Line Management
7 9 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (9.89%) Identity Management
7 9 (9.89%) Load Balancing
7 9 (9.89%) Mentoring
7 9 (9.89%) Migration
7 9 (9.89%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (9.89%) Wealth Management
8 8 (8.79%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (8.79%) Converged Infrastructure
9 6 (6.59%) Database Security
9 6 (6.59%) MVC
10 5 (5.49%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 40 (43.96%) PowerShell
2 29 (31.87%) SQL
3 10 (10.99%) C#
3 10 (10.99%) JavaScript
3 10 (10.99%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.10%) Go
4 1 (1.10%) Java
4 1 (1.10%) Python
4 1 (1.10%) Scala
4 1 (1.10%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (25.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (13.19%) MCSE
3 9 (9.89%) CCNA
3 9 (9.89%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (9.89%) Degree
3 9 (9.89%) EMC Certification
4 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.10%) CCA
6 1 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.10%) MCSA
6 1 (1.10%) MCSD
6 1 (1.10%) VCAP
System Software
1 47 (51.65%) Hyper-V
2 25 (27.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (17.58%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.20%) NDS
4 2 (2.20%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 2 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.20%) vSphere
5 1 (1.10%) Docker
5 1 (1.10%) pfSense
5 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (15.38%) SCOrch
2 13 (14.29%) SCCM
2 13 (14.29%) SCOM
2 13 (14.29%) SCVMM
3 11 (12.09%) NetBackup
4 9 (9.89%) AirWatch
5 5 (5.49%) Puppet
6 3 (3.30%) Icinga
6 3 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.30%) vRealize
7 2 (2.20%) Nagios
8 1 (1.10%) Ansible
8 1 (1.10%) Terraform
8 1 (1.10%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 68 (74.73%) Microsoft
2 26 (28.57%) VMware
3 18 (19.78%) Cisco
4 17 (18.68%) EMC
5 16 (17.58%) Citrix
6 13 (14.29%) Oracle
7 11 (12.09%) IBM
8 9 (9.89%) Software AG
9 4 (4.40%) Dell
9 4 (4.40%) RedGate
10 3 (3.30%) ServiceNow
11 2 (2.20%) Adobe
11 2 (2.20%) Google
11 2 (2.20%) HP
11 2 (2.20%) Mitel
11 2 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (2.20%) SaltStack
11 2 (2.20%) SAP
11 2 (2.20%) SonicWALL
11 2 (2.20%) Xamarin