The table below looks at the statistics for Cloud Computing skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Cloud Computing over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Computing
Rank 192 253 194
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -59
Permanent jobs citing Cloud Computing 39 5 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.071% 0.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.99% 1.23% 24.32%
Number of salaries quoted 20 5 52
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £37,500 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Cloud Computing
England

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

Cloud Services Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
488 405 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 8.76% 5.76% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 417 340 188
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,550 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £62,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%

Cloud Computing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Cloud Computing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Cloud Computing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Cloud Computing
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cloud Computing across the North West region.

Cloud Computing Salary Trend in the North West

Cloud Computing
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Cloud Computing across the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Cloud Computing Salary Histogram in the North West

Cloud Computing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
Manchester - 33 £50,000 - 5
Merseyside - 5 £21,500 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £42,500 - 2
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing Cloud Computing 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 Cloud Computing.

1 27 (32.14%) Degree
2 26 (30.95%) Microsoft
3 22 (26.19%) SQL Server
3 22 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (23.81%) Linux
4 20 (23.81%) OO
4 20 (23.81%) WAN
4 20 (23.81%) Data Centre
5 19 (22.62%) VPN
5 19 (22.62%) Windows
5 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (22.62%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (21.43%) Office 365
6 18 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 18 (21.43%) ITIL
6 18 (21.43%) LAN
7 17 (20.24%) Firewall
7 17 (20.24%) Windows Server
8 16 (19.05%) CMS
8 16 (19.05%) SQL
8 16 (19.05%) Git (software)
8 16 (19.05%) VLAN
9 15 (17.86%) HTML
9 15 (17.86%) JavaScript
9 15 (17.86%) Internet
10 14 (16.67%) Juniper
10 14 (16.67%) CCNP
10 14 (16.67%) CCNA
10 14 (16.67%) Active Directory
10 14 (16.67%) Cisco Certification

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing Cloud Computing 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 Cloud Computing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (19.05%) CMS
2 11 (13.10%) OpenStack
3 10 (11.90%) Node.js
4 8 (9.52%) WordPress
5 4 (4.76%) Apache
6 3 (3.57%) nginx
7 2 (2.38%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 14 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (22.62%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (21.43%) Office 365
4 10 (11.90%) SaaS
5 6 (7.14%) IaaS
6 2 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.38%) PaaS
7 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.19%) Google Apps
7 1 (1.19%) SoftLayer
7 1 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.81%) WAN
2 19 (22.62%) VPN
3 18 (21.43%) LAN
4 17 (20.24%) Firewall
5 16 (19.05%) VLAN
6 15 (17.86%) Internet
7 3 (3.57%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.57%) SAN
7 3 (3.57%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.38%) VoIP
8 2 (2.38%) Wireless
8 2 (2.38%) Wireless Security
9 1 (1.19%) IPsec
9 1 (1.19%) MPLS
9 1 (1.19%) NAS
9 1 (1.19%) PBX
9 1 (1.19%) PSTN
9 1 (1.19%) Skype
9 1 (1.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.90%) MongoDB
2 10 (11.90%) MySQL
3 3 (3.57%) Big Data
3 3 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.38%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.38%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.19%) Redis
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (9.52%) Grunt
2 8 (9.52%) Subversion
3 6 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.95%) JIRA
4 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.38%) NUnit
General
1 8 (9.52%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Marketing
3 2 (2.38%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (29.76%) Developer
2 10 (11.90%) PHP Developer
3 9 (10.71%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 8 (9.52%) C# Developer
4 8 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Graduate
4 8 (9.52%) HTML CSS Developer
4 8 (9.52%) HTML Developer
4 8 (9.52%) Windows Specialist
5 7 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 7 (8.33%) Architect
5 7 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Junior C# .NET Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Junior SQL Server Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.86%) HTML
2 13 (15.48%) CSS
3 12 (14.29%) jQuery
4 10 (11.90%) .NET
4 10 (11.90%) HTML5
5 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET
5 9 (10.71%) CSS3
5 9 (10.71%) XML
6 8 (9.52%) Ajax
6 8 (9.52%) RESTful
6 8 (9.52%) Sass
7 6 (7.14%) .NET Framework
7 6 (7.14%) Entity Framework
7 6 (7.14%) LINQ
7 6 (7.14%) LINQ to SQL
8 5 (5.95%) Web Services
9 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.38%) 802.1X
10 2 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (1.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.52%) User Experience
3 7 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.38%) Statistics
7 1 (1.19%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (1.19%) Clustering
7 1 (1.19%) EPoS
7 1 (1.19%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.19%) iPad
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.81%) Linux
2 19 (22.62%) Windows
3 17 (20.24%) Windows Server
4 13 (15.48%) Windows 10
4 13 (15.48%) Windows 7
4 13 (15.48%) Windows 8
5 11 (13.10%) Unix
6 3 (3.57%) Android
6 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.81%) OO
2 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (21.43%) ITIL
4 14 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (14.29%) DevOps
6 9 (10.71%) OO PHP
7 8 (9.52%) Analytics
7 8 (9.52%) Business Transformation
7 8 (9.52%) OOD
7 8 (9.52%) Programme Management
8 5 (5.95%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.76%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (4.76%) High Availability
10 3 (3.57%) Business Development
10 3 (3.57%) Performance Management
10 3 (3.57%) Project Planning
10 3 (3.57%) Resource Management
10 3 (3.57%) Supplier Management
10 3 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.05%) SQL
2 15 (17.86%) JavaScript
3 10 (11.90%) PHP
4 9 (10.71%) C#
5 3 (3.57%) Java
6 2 (2.38%) R
6 2 (2.38%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (32.14%) Degree
2 14 (16.67%) CCNA
2 14 (16.67%) CCNP
2 14 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.57%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.19%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.19%) MCSA
4 1 (1.19%) MCSE
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (13.10%) Puppet
2 5 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.95%) SELinux
3 3 (3.57%) Ansible
3 3 (3.57%) HAProxy
4 2 (2.38%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.38%) StatsD
Vendors
1 26 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.67%) Juniper
3 10 (11.90%) Google
4 3 (3.57%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.57%) Cisco
5 2 (2.38%) Apigee
5 2 (2.38%) Avaya
5 2 (2.38%) Dell
5 2 (2.38%) HP
5 2 (2.38%) Mashery
5 2 (2.38%) VMware
5 2 (2.38%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.19%) Citrix
6 1 (1.19%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) Twitter
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