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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 82 135 167
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +32
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 218 137 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.42% 2.05% 1.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.01% 25.51% 19.92%
Number of salaries quoted 187 125 74
Median salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £51,750
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Microsoft Azure
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
641 537 487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.07% 8.04% 6.66%
Number of salaries quoted 551 472 354
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +29 136 £45,000 - 34
Cheshire +48 54 £37,500 - 5
Merseyside -1 23 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Lancashire +12 3 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Cumbria - 2 £27,500 -
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England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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.

1 203 (49.03%) C#
2 202 (48.79%) SQL Server
3 200 (48.31%) Microsoft
4 194 (46.86%) .NET
5 186 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
6 155 (37.44%) MVC
7 154 (37.20%) Amazon AWS
8 139 (33.57%) SQL
8 139 (33.57%) ASP.NET
9 128 (30.92%) Windows
10 120 (28.99%) TDD
11 111 (26.81%) JavaScript
12 104 (25.12%) ASP.NET MVC
13 103 (24.88%) .NET Framework
14 96 (23.19%) AngularJS
15 87 (21.01%) MS Excel
16 83 (20.05%) WCF
17 82 (19.81%) HTML
18 80 (19.32%) Active Directory
18 80 (19.32%) Entity Framework
19 78 (18.84%) MongoDB
20 75 (18.12%) Scrum
21 70 (16.91%) VMware
22 66 (15.94%) WPF
22 66 (15.94%) Web Development
23 65 (15.70%) Windows Server
24 62 (14.98%) BDD
24 62 (14.98%) Finance
24 62 (14.98%) CSS
25 60 (14.49%) ASP.NET Web API

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 34 (8.21%) Elasticsearch
2 31 (7.49%) SharePoint
3 25 (6.04%) IIS
4 23 (5.56%) MS Exchange
5 21 (5.07%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (4.35%) CMS
7 15 (3.62%) Tomcat
8 13 (3.14%) JBoss
9 12 (2.90%) Apache
10 11 (2.66%) OpenStack
11 9 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (2.17%) Umbraco
12 8 (1.93%) WebSphere
13 7 (1.69%) Skype for Business
14 6 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (1.21%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.97%) Drupal
16 4 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.97%) WordPress
Applications
1 87 (21.01%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 154 (37.20%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (9.66%) Office 365
3 30 (7.25%) IaaS
4 25 (6.04%) PaaS
4 25 (6.04%) SaaS
5 21 (5.07%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (3.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.72%) Yammer
9 2 (0.48%) GitHub
9 2 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.24%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.24%) Heroku
10 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.24%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.80%) DNS
2 23 (5.56%) SAN
3 22 (5.31%) VPN
4 18 (4.35%) Firewall
5 15 (3.62%) DHCP
6 14 (3.38%) LAN
7 9 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (2.17%) HTTP
7 9 (2.17%) Internet
7 9 (2.17%) Wireless
8 8 (1.93%) Cisco ISE
8 8 (1.93%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (1.93%) Cisco Wireless
8 8 (1.93%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (1.93%) IP Telephony
8 8 (1.93%) IPsec
8 8 (1.93%) Network Security
8 8 (1.93%) OpenScape
8 8 (1.93%) SSL
8 8 (1.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (48.79%) SQL Server
2 78 (18.84%) MongoDB
3 57 (13.77%) SQL Server 2014
4 38 (9.18%) MySQL
5 37 (8.94%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (8.21%) Azure SQL Database
7 32 (7.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 32 (7.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (6.04%) SQL Server 2005
8 25 (6.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 18 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 17 (4.11%) NoSQL
12 14 (3.38%) Hadoop
13 13 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (2.66%) DB2
15 10 (2.42%) Relational Database
16 9 (2.17%) Neo4j
17 8 (1.93%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 54 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 37 (8.94%) TeamCity
3 31 (7.49%) NUnit
4 24 (5.80%) JIRA
5 18 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 13 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (3.14%) Visual Studio
7 12 (2.90%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (2.90%) Subversion
8 11 (2.66%) SpecFlow
9 10 (2.42%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.17%) Maven
10 9 (2.17%) Vagrant
11 6 (1.45%) Selenium
12 5 (1.21%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.97%) WebDriver
14 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 2 (0.48%) JBehave
15 2 (0.48%) JUnit
15 2 (0.48%) Mercurial
General
1 62 (14.98%) Finance
2 27 (6.52%) Games
3 20 (4.83%) Legal
4 15 (3.62%) Banking
4 15 (3.62%) Retail
5 11 (2.66%) Marketing
5 11 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.42%) Publishing
7 5 (1.21%) Law
7 5 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.97%) Automotive
9 3 (0.72%) Back Office
10 2 (0.48%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 180 (43.48%) Developer
2 110 (26.57%) .NET Developer
3 93 (22.46%) C# Developer
4 65 (15.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 51 (12.32%) Senior Developer
6 42 (10.14%) ASP.NET Developer
7 37 (8.94%) Architect
7 37 (8.94%) Junior
8 36 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 35 (8.45%) Senior C# Developer
10 33 (7.97%) Software Developer
11 31 (7.49%) Tester
12 29 (7.00%) DBA
12 29 (7.00%) Junior Developer
12 29 (7.00%) SQL DBA
13 28 (6.76%) Graduate
13 28 (6.76%) Graduate .NET Developer
13 28 (6.76%) Graduate Developer
13 28 (6.76%) Junior .NET Developer
13 28 (6.76%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (46.86%) .NET
2 139 (33.57%) ASP.NET
3 104 (25.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 103 (24.88%) .NET Framework
5 96 (23.19%) AngularJS
6 83 (20.05%) WCF
7 82 (19.81%) HTML
8 80 (19.32%) Entity Framework
9 66 (15.94%) WPF
10 62 (14.98%) CSS
11 60 (14.49%) ASP.NET Web API
12 53 (12.80%) Web Services
13 48 (11.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 47 (11.35%) jQuery
15 45 (10.87%) RESTful
16 39 (9.42%) XML
17 35 (8.45%) MSMQ
17 35 (8.45%) REST
18 31 (7.49%) KnockoutJS
19 23 (5.56%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.21%) Computer Science
3 29 (7.00%) Replication
4 28 (6.76%) Data Centre
5 24 (5.80%) Mobile App
6 20 (4.83%) iPad
7 19 (4.59%) Clustering
7 19 (4.59%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
8 18 (4.35%) Xbox
9 13 (3.14%) Public Cloud
10 9 (2.17%) Private Cloud
10 9 (2.17%) User Experience
11 6 (1.45%) Kindle
11 6 (1.45%) N-Tier
11 6 (1.45%) Social Media
12 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.21%) PKI
12 5 (1.21%) Statistics
13 4 (0.97%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 128 (30.92%) Windows
2 65 (15.70%) Windows Server
3 49 (11.84%) Linux
4 22 (5.31%) Windows 10
5 21 (5.07%) Mac OS X
6 14 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.17%) Android
9 8 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.21%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.97%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.72%) CentOS
12 3 (0.72%) Unix
12 3 (0.72%) VMS
13 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.24%) AIX
14 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (37.44%) MVC
3 120 (28.99%) TDD
4 75 (18.12%) Scrum
5 66 (15.94%) Web Development
6 62 (14.98%) BDD
7 55 (13.29%) DevOps
8 51 (12.32%) Software Engineering
9 45 (10.87%) Kanban
10 43 (10.39%) Dependency Injection
11 41 (9.90%) ITIL
12 39 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
13 37 (8.94%) Mentoring
13 37 (8.94%) Multithreading
14 36 (8.70%) Web Application Development
15 33 (7.97%) Migration
16 31 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
17 29 (7.00%) E-Commerce
17 29 (7.00%) OO
18 27 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 203 (49.03%) C#
2 139 (33.57%) SQL
3 111 (26.81%) JavaScript
4 43 (10.39%) Ruby
5 36 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 35 (8.45%) Java
7 27 (6.52%) F#
8 25 (6.04%) PowerShell
9 18 (4.35%) Scala
10 15 (3.62%) Python
11 9 (2.17%) Clojure
11 9 (2.17%) Groovy
12 8 (1.93%) VBA
13 5 (1.21%) PHP
13 5 (1.21%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.97%) C
14 4 (0.97%) R
15 2 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.48%) Perl
15 2 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (7.73%) ISEB
3 27 (6.52%) Degree
4 22 (5.31%) MCSE
5 15 (3.62%) CCNA
5 15 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.90%) EMC Certification
7 5 (1.21%) MCITP
7 5 (1.21%) MCSA
8 4 (0.97%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.97%) PMP
9 3 (0.72%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.72%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.72%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.24%) CCA
11 1 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.24%) MBA
11 1 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (8.94%) QA
2 8 (1.93%) SLA
3 4 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 80 (19.32%) Active Directory
2 51 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (7.49%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.17%) vSphere
6 6 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.21%) XenApp
7 5 (1.21%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.21%) XenServer
8 4 (0.97%) Docker
8 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.97%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (6.76%) Kibana
2 22 (5.31%) Puppet
3 15 (3.62%) SCCM
4 12 (2.90%) AirWatch
4 12 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.17%) Grafana
6 9 (2.17%) Graphite
6 9 (2.17%) Packer
6 9 (2.17%) Terraform
6 9 (2.17%) Uchiwa
7 8 (1.93%) SCVMM
8 7 (1.69%) Cacti
9 6 (1.45%) SCOM
10 5 (1.21%) Ansible
11 4 (0.97%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.72%) SCDPM
13 2 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 200 (48.31%) Microsoft
2 70 (16.91%) VMware
3 43 (10.39%) Google
4 39 (9.42%) Cisco
5 26 (6.28%) EMC
6 25 (6.04%) Citrix
7 24 (5.80%) IBM
8 23 (5.56%) Oracle
9 18 (4.35%) RedGate
10 14 (3.38%) HP
11 12 (2.90%) Software AG
12 10 (2.42%) NetApp
12 10 (2.42%) Teradata
13 9 (2.17%) Atlassian
13 9 (2.17%) MuleSoft
13 9 (2.17%) PayPal
13 9 (2.17%) WSO2
14 8 (1.93%) Barracuda Networks
14 8 (1.93%) IronPort
14 8 (1.93%) Sitecore
Manchester, Lancashire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Flexible Package, Large Projects
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 25 days holiday / Pension / Healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + pension, health care, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-55,000 + 15% Bonus, Flexi Hours, Healthcare, Contrib Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology
Salary: £30K-£45K p/a DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £37,500 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester City Centre
Recital Consulting Ltd
Salary: 35000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago