The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / North West
Rank 57 92 149
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +57
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 274 163 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.55% 2.89% 1.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.93% 30.64% 29.68%
Number of salaries quoted 220 152 113
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -

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
742 532 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 12.33% 9.42% 5.76%
Number of salaries quoted 618 452 333
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West 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 the North West

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Azure Salary Trend in the North West

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Microsoft Azure Salary Histogram in the North West

Microsoft Azure
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Manchester +10 184 £47,500 +5.55% 32
Merseyside +33 44 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Cheshire +22 43 £50,000 +27.38% 8
Lancashire -11 1 £35,500 -16.47% 2
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 265 (52.48%) SQL Server
2 254 (50.30%) Microsoft
3 235 (46.53%) Amazon AWS
4 214 (42.38%) C#
5 209 (41.39%) .NET
6 184 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
7 178 (35.25%) ASP.NET
8 176 (34.85%) SQL
9 171 (33.86%) MVC
10 156 (30.89%) Windows
11 128 (25.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 126 (24.95%) TDD
13 123 (24.36%) AngularJS
14 113 (22.38%) VMware
15 109 (21.58%) Windows Server
16 101 (20.00%) JavaScript
17 99 (19.60%) ASP.NET Web API
18 94 (18.61%) Finance
19 93 (18.42%) Web Services
19 93 (18.42%) .NET Framework
20 88 (17.43%) DevOps
21 82 (16.24%) Entity Framework
22 79 (15.64%) HTML
23 73 (14.46%) MS Excel
23 73 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
24 72 (14.26%) Linux
25 71 (14.06%) CSS
25 71 (14.06%) Active Directory
25 71 (14.06%) Hyper-V
26 70 (13.86%) ITIL

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 48 (9.50%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (6.73%) Tomcat
3 32 (6.34%) IIS
4 20 (3.96%) OpenStack
5 18 (3.56%) JBoss
6 16 (3.17%) MS Exchange
6 16 (3.17%) SharePoint
7 15 (2.97%) CMS
8 12 (2.38%) Apache
8 12 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (1.98%) Jetty
9 10 (1.98%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.78%) Apache Solr
10 9 (1.78%) Apache Spark
10 9 (1.78%) Skype for Business
10 9 (1.78%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.58%) Umbraco
12 6 (1.19%) Confluence
12 6 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 73 (14.46%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.16%) MS Office
3 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 235 (46.53%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (13.47%) Office 365
3 43 (8.51%) PaaS
4 41 (8.12%) IaaS
5 38 (7.52%) SaaS
6 26 (5.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.39%) Amazon Kinesis
9 7 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.99%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.79%) GitHub
12 3 (0.59%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.59%) Heroku
13 2 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.20%) Bluemix
14 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.74%) DNS
2 22 (4.36%) Firewall
3 19 (3.76%) DHCP
4 18 (3.56%) SAN
4 18 (3.56%) VoIP
4 18 (3.56%) VPN
5 17 (3.37%) Internet
6 15 (2.97%) HTTP
6 15 (2.97%) LAN
7 11 (2.18%) WAN
8 9 (1.78%) Skype
9 6 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (1.19%) IPsec
9 6 (1.19%) MPLS
9 6 (1.19%) VLAN
10 5 (0.99%) NAS
10 5 (0.99%) Network Security
11 4 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (52.48%) SQL Server
2 69 (13.66%) MongoDB
3 65 (12.87%) SQL Server 2014
4 44 (8.71%) MySQL
5 42 (8.32%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (7.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (7.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 35 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (5.74%) Big Data
9 29 (5.74%) NoSQL
10 27 (5.35%) Azure SQL Database
11 22 (4.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (3.96%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (3.56%) Hadoop
14 14 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (1.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (1.78%) Couchbase
16 9 (1.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 49 (9.70%) Git (software)
2 43 (8.51%) TeamCity
3 30 (5.94%) JIRA
4 28 (5.54%) Jenkins
5 22 (4.36%) Subversion
6 17 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (2.57%) Maven
7 13 (2.57%) NUnit
7 13 (2.57%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (1.98%) Selenium
9 7 (1.39%) GoCD
10 6 (1.19%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.79%) Ant
11 4 (0.79%) Gradle
12 3 (0.59%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.59%) Travis CI
13 2 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.40%) Fiddler
General
1 94 (18.61%) Finance
2 36 (7.13%) Banking
3 30 (5.94%) Retail
4 26 (5.15%) Games
5 21 (4.16%) Local Government
6 20 (3.96%) Manufacturing
7 17 (3.37%) Legal
8 11 (2.18%) Marketing
8 11 (2.18%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.58%) Advertising
10 7 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.79%) Back Office
12 3 (0.59%) Electronics
13 2 (0.40%) Automotive
13 2 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 208 (41.19%) Developer
2 123 (24.36%) .NET Developer
3 77 (15.25%) C# Developer
4 64 (12.67%) Senior Developer
5 55 (10.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 51 (10.10%) Architect
7 41 (8.12%) ASP.NET Developer
8 40 (7.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 39 (7.72%) Cloud Architect
10 38 (7.52%) Junior
11 36 (7.13%) Senior C# Developer
12 35 (6.93%) Senior .NET Developer
13 32 (6.34%) Cloud Engineer
13 32 (6.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 29 (5.74%) DBA
14 29 (5.74%) Junior Developer
14 29 (5.74%) SQL DBA
15 28 (5.54%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 28 (5.54%) Software Developer
16 27 (5.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (41.39%) .NET
2 178 (35.25%) ASP.NET
3 128 (25.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 123 (24.36%) AngularJS
5 99 (19.60%) ASP.NET Web API
6 93 (18.42%) .NET Framework
6 93 (18.42%) Web Services
7 82 (16.24%) Entity Framework
8 79 (15.64%) HTML
9 71 (14.06%) CSS
10 67 (13.27%) WPF
11 62 (12.28%) WCF
12 58 (11.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 57 (11.29%) RESTful
14 53 (10.50%) jQuery
15 50 (9.90%) REST
16 47 (9.31%) KnockoutJS
17 42 (8.32%) Node.js
18 39 (7.72%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 37 (7.33%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 62 (12.28%) Data Centre
2 46 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (7.92%) iPad
3 40 (7.92%) Private Cloud
4 36 (7.13%) Mobile App
5 35 (6.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 34 (6.73%) Computer Science
7 27 (5.35%) Replication
8 22 (4.36%) Management Information System
9 21 (4.16%) Public Cloud
10 20 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (3.56%) Clustering
12 15 (2.97%) N-Tier
13 13 (2.57%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (1.78%) User Experience
15 7 (1.39%) Internet of Things
15 7 (1.39%) Xbox
16 5 (0.99%) Driving Licence
16 5 (0.99%) Life Science
17 4 (0.79%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 156 (30.89%) Windows
2 109 (21.58%) Windows Server
3 72 (14.26%) Linux
4 21 (4.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (3.96%) Android
6 18 (3.56%) Apple iOS
7 16 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (2.38%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.78%) Unix
11 8 (1.58%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.19%) CentOS
13 5 (0.99%) VMS
14 4 (0.79%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.59%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.40%) Debian
16 2 (0.40%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.20%) AIX
17 1 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (33.86%) MVC
3 126 (24.95%) TDD
4 88 (17.43%) DevOps
5 70 (13.86%) ITIL
5 70 (13.86%) Scrum
6 60 (11.88%) Web Development
7 57 (11.29%) Web Application Development
8 56 (11.09%) Kanban
9 53 (10.50%) Dependency Injection
10 50 (9.90%) Multithreading
11 47 (9.31%) SOA
12 45 (8.91%) Migration
12 45 (8.91%) OO
13 40 (7.92%) Mentoring
13 40 (7.92%) Performance Tuning
13 40 (7.92%) Software Engineering
14 37 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (6.93%) BDD
15 35 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 214 (42.38%) C#
2 176 (34.85%) SQL
3 101 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 68 (13.47%) PowerShell
5 57 (11.29%) Ruby
6 45 (8.91%) Java
7 41 (8.12%) T-SQL
8 36 (7.13%) F#
9 33 (6.53%) Python
10 23 (4.55%) PHP
11 17 (3.37%) VB.NET
12 16 (3.17%) Perl
13 14 (2.77%) Go
14 13 (2.57%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.99%) Scala
16 4 (0.79%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.79%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.79%) VBA
17 3 (0.59%) C
17 3 (0.59%) R
Qualifications
1 49 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (5.74%) MCSE
3 25 (4.95%) Degree
4 23 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (4.16%) CCNA
6 13 (2.57%) ISEB
7 9 (1.78%) EMC Certification
8 8 (1.58%) MCP
9 7 (1.39%) MCSA
10 5 (0.99%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.79%) CCNP
11 4 (0.79%) MCITP
11 4 (0.79%) Security Cleared
12 3 (0.59%) CCIE
12 3 (0.59%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.40%) CCA
13 2 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.20%) CCDP
14 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.17%) QA
2 9 (1.78%) SLA
3 7 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.79%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) GCP
System Software
1 73 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (14.06%) Active Directory
2 71 (14.06%) Hyper-V
3 28 (5.54%) Docker
4 8 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.19%) vCloud
6 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.99%) vSphere
7 4 (0.79%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.79%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.59%) Xen
9 2 (0.40%) KVM
9 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.40%) NDS
9 2 (0.40%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.20%) pfSense
10 1 (0.20%) Varnish
10 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (9.31%) Puppet
2 45 (8.91%) Kibana
3 38 (7.52%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (5.94%) Ansible
5 24 (4.75%) SCCM
6 16 (3.17%) SCOM
7 14 (2.77%) SCOrch
7 14 (2.77%) Terraform
7 14 (2.77%) WSUS
8 13 (2.57%) NetBackup
8 13 (2.57%) SCVMM
9 10 (1.98%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 10 (1.98%) Salt
10 9 (1.78%) AirWatch
10 9 (1.78%) logstash
11 8 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (1.58%) Packer
12 5 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.79%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.79%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 254 (50.30%) Microsoft
2 113 (22.38%) VMware
3 63 (12.48%) Google
4 39 (7.72%) Cisco
5 26 (5.15%) Oracle
6 24 (4.75%) Citrix
7 21 (4.16%) EMC
8 17 (3.37%) PayPal
8 17 (3.37%) Rackspace
9 14 (2.77%) IBM
10 12 (2.38%) Symantec
11 11 (2.18%) Sophos
12 10 (1.98%) Dell
12 10 (1.98%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.98%) Xamarin
13 9 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.78%) Software AG
13 9 (1.78%) Tableau
14 8 (1.58%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.58%) RedGate
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