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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Azure 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
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 96 137 205
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +68
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 148 127 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.66% 1.81% 0.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.33% 31.36% 19.37%
Number of salaries quoted 136 121 35
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
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%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure 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 +69 109 £46,250 +15.62% 15
Cheshire +1 30 £38,000 -27.61% 9
Merseyside -8 7 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Lancashire +9 1 £42,500 +17.24%
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
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 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.

1 178 (63.80%) Windows
2 175 (62.72%) SQL Server
3 146 (52.33%) Agile Software Development
4 144 (51.61%) Microsoft
5 111 (39.78%) C#
6 108 (38.71%) SQL
7 107 (38.35%) Windows Server
8 106 (37.99%) .NET
9 85 (30.47%) MS Excel
10 69 (24.73%) Amazon AWS
11 67 (24.01%) ASP.NET
12 66 (23.66%) Active Directory
13 59 (21.15%) MVC
14 58 (20.79%) VMware
15 57 (20.43%) Web Services
16 55 (19.71%) Analytical Skills
17 49 (17.56%) TDD
18 48 (17.20%) JavaScript
19 47 (16.85%) REST
20 46 (16.49%) Internet
21 45 (16.13%) Office 365
21 45 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
21 45 (16.13%) QA
22 43 (15.41%) Team Foundation Server
23 41 (14.70%) WPF
23 41 (14.70%) Windows 10
24 39 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
24 39 (13.98%) ISEB
25 38 (13.62%) HTML
25 38 (13.62%) Firewall

Microsoft Azure
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 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 33 (11.83%) Node.js
2 18 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.38%) IIS
4 13 (4.66%) Skype for Business
5 12 (4.30%) MS Exchange
6 6 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.15%) TWiki
6 6 (2.15%) WordPress
7 5 (1.79%) Drupal
8 4 (1.43%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.08%) CMS
9 3 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.08%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.72%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.72%) nginx
10 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 85 (30.47%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.17%) MS Office
3 5 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 69 (24.73%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (16.13%) Office 365
3 22 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.15%) IaaS
5 3 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.72%) PaaS
6 2 (0.72%) SaaS
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.36%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.36%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (16.49%) Internet
2 38 (13.62%) Firewall
3 31 (11.11%) VPN
4 27 (9.68%) HTTP
5 23 (8.24%) LAN
6 22 (7.89%) WAN
7 18 (6.45%) VLAN
8 10 (3.58%) SAN
9 9 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (2.87%) DNS
11 7 (2.51%) MPLS
11 7 (2.51%) TCP/IP
12 5 (1.79%) Skype
13 4 (1.43%) DHCP
13 4 (1.43%) IPsec
13 4 (1.43%) SSL
14 3 (1.08%) BGP
14 3 (1.08%) OSPF
14 3 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (62.72%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 31 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (10.75%) NoSQL
4 29 (10.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (10.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 21 (7.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (4.66%) SQL Server 2014
8 12 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (3.58%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.08%) Power BI
11 2 (0.72%) Redis
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.36%) Big Data
12 1 (0.36%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.36%) MySQL
12 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (15.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (12.90%) Git (software)
3 31 (11.11%) NUnit
4 29 (10.39%) Visual Studio
5 21 (7.53%) JIRA
6 19 (6.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (3.58%) Cucumber
8 9 (3.23%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.23%) SpecFlow
9 8 (2.87%) Selenium
9 8 (2.87%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (1.43%) Mercurial
11 4 (1.43%) Subversion
12 3 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.72%) Bower
13 2 (0.72%) Grunt
13 2 (0.72%) gulp
13 2 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 1 (0.36%) Calabash
General
1 25 (8.96%) Finance
2 11 (3.94%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.79%) Publishing
4 4 (1.43%) Retail
5 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.72%) Games
6 2 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.36%) Marketing
7 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 85 (30.47%) Developer
2 46 (16.49%) .NET Developer
3 45 (16.13%) C# Developer
4 32 (11.47%) ASP.NET Developer
4 32 (11.47%) Tester
5 31 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 28 (10.04%) SQL Developer
7 25 (8.96%) DBA
7 25 (8.96%) SQL DBA
8 24 (8.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 24 (8.60%) QA Tester
9 21 (7.53%) SQL Server DBA
10 18 (6.45%) Lead Tester
10 18 (6.45%) QA Leader
10 18 (6.45%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 18 (6.45%) Senior Tester
11 17 (6.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 16 (5.73%) C# Software Engineer
12 16 (5.73%) Software Engineer
13 15 (5.38%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (37.99%) .NET
2 67 (24.01%) ASP.NET
3 57 (20.43%) Web Services
4 47 (16.85%) REST
5 45 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 41 (14.70%) WPF
7 38 (13.62%) HTML
8 36 (12.90%) CSS
9 35 (12.54%) AngularJS
10 34 (12.19%) .NET Framework
11 32 (11.47%) ASP.NET Web API
11 32 (11.47%) Entity Framework
11 32 (11.47%) WCF
12 29 (10.39%) jQuery
13 20 (7.17%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 20 (7.17%) SOAP
14 18 (6.45%) LINQ
14 18 (6.45%) SignalR
15 17 (6.09%) Java EE
16 16 (5.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (19.71%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (11.47%) Replication
3 27 (9.68%) N-Tier
4 22 (7.89%) Data Centre
5 15 (5.38%) Statistics
6 11 (3.94%) Clustering
7 10 (3.58%) Computer Science
8 9 (3.23%) Public Cloud
9 7 (2.51%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (2.15%) User Experience
11 5 (1.79%) EqualLogic
11 5 (1.79%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (1.08%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.72%) Fat Client
14 2 (0.72%) Thin Client
15 1 (0.36%) Blog
15 1 (0.36%) Life Science
15 1 (0.36%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 178 (63.80%) Windows
2 107 (38.35%) Windows Server
3 41 (14.70%) Windows 10
4 28 (10.04%) Mac OS X
5 22 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (7.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (6.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (5.73%) Windows 8
9 14 (5.02%) Linux
9 14 (5.02%) Windows 7
10 8 (2.87%) Android
11 7 (2.51%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.08%) Unix
13 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (52.33%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (21.15%) MVC
3 49 (17.56%) TDD
4 39 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (13.26%) ITIL
6 36 (12.90%) Automated Testing
6 36 (12.90%) SOA
6 36 (12.90%) Software Engineering
7 34 (12.19%) Mentoring
8 30 (10.75%) OO
8 30 (10.75%) Scrum
9 27 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
10 26 (9.32%) Migration
10 26 (9.32%) Project Management
11 19 (6.81%) Multithreading
12 18 (6.45%) Case Management
12 18 (6.45%) Defect Tracking
13 17 (6.09%) Database Mirroring
13 17 (6.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 111 (39.78%) C#
2 108 (38.71%) SQL
3 48 (17.20%) JavaScript
4 35 (12.54%) T-SQL
5 34 (12.19%) PowerShell
6 29 (10.39%) Java
7 17 (6.09%) TypeScript
8 16 (5.73%) PHP
8 16 (5.73%) VBA
9 7 (2.51%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.51%) VB
10 5 (1.79%) C++
11 3 (1.08%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.72%) Python
13 1 (0.36%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.36%) Perl
13 1 (0.36%) Ruby
13 1 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 39 (13.98%) ISEB
2 25 (8.96%) Degree
3 24 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (7.89%) CCNA
5 19 (6.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (6.45%) MCSE
7 16 (5.73%) CCNP
8 10 (3.58%) MCSA
9 9 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.15%) CCDP
10 6 (2.15%) MCP
11 5 (1.79%) MCSD
12 3 (1.08%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.08%) MCT
12 3 (1.08%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.08%) Security Cleared
13 2 (0.72%) CCSA
13 2 (0.72%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (0.72%) HND
14 1 (0.36%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (16.13%) QA
2 8 (2.87%) SLA
3 7 (2.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 66 (23.66%) Active Directory
2 38 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.02%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.23%) XenApp
5 6 (2.15%) Docker
5 6 (2.15%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.08%) vSphere
6 3 (1.08%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.08%) XenServer
7 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (5.38%) Perfmon
2 14 (5.02%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (2.15%) SCCM
4 5 (1.79%) Puppet
5 3 (1.08%) AppDNA
5 3 (1.08%) EdgeSight
5 3 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.08%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.36%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.36%) SCOM
7 1 (0.36%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 144 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 58 (20.79%) VMware
3 15 (5.38%) Juniper
4 14 (5.02%) Cisco
5 12 (4.30%) Citrix
6 10 (3.58%) Oracle
7 9 (3.23%) Hitachi
8 6 (2.15%) Dell
9 5 (1.79%) Dell Compellent
9 5 (1.79%) Fortinet
9 5 (1.79%) Intel Security
9 5 (1.79%) Sencha
10 4 (1.43%) AppSense
10 4 (1.43%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.43%) HP
10 4 (1.43%) IBM
11 3 (1.08%) Apple
11 3 (1.08%) F5
11 3 (1.08%) SaltStack
11 3 (1.08%) Sitecore
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