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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 76 137 175
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +38
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 204 127 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.48% 1.93% 1.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.93% 24.80% 19.95%
Number of salaries quoted 182 118 49
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,200 £50,000 £65,000
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
584 512 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.97% 7.78% 5.76%
Number of salaries quoted 493 439 312
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 £27,500 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +22 136 £45,000 +5.88% 24
Cheshire +42 32 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Merseyside +20 27 £46,250 -7.50% 2
Lancashire +19 10 £56,000 +103.63% 2
Cumbria - 4 £27,500 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 195 (50.26%) C#
1 195 (50.26%) .NET
2 191 (49.23%) Microsoft
2 191 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (46.65%) SQL Server
4 133 (34.28%) ASP.NET
5 132 (34.02%) MVC
6 125 (32.22%) SQL
6 125 (32.22%) Amazon AWS
7 117 (30.15%) Windows
8 104 (26.80%) JavaScript
9 94 (24.23%) TDD
10 87 (22.42%) MS Excel
11 85 (21.91%) Scrum
12 84 (21.65%) HTML
13 80 (20.62%) ASP.NET MVC
14 73 (18.81%) VMware
15 72 (18.56%) .NET Framework
16 68 (17.53%) AngularJS
17 62 (15.98%) CSS
17 62 (15.98%) Web Development
18 61 (15.72%) Active Directory
19 60 (15.46%) WCF
19 60 (15.46%) Windows Server
20 59 (15.21%) Continuous Integration
21 57 (14.69%) jQuery
21 57 (14.69%) MongoDB
22 52 (13.40%) BDD
22 52 (13.40%) WPF
22 52 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure

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 46 (11.86%) SharePoint
2 25 (6.44%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (4.90%) MS Exchange
4 17 (4.38%) CMS
5 15 (3.87%) IIS
6 14 (3.61%) Umbraco
7 13 (3.35%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (3.09%) OpenStack
9 10 (2.58%) Sitecore CMS
10 9 (2.32%) Skype for Business
10 9 (2.32%) Tomcat
10 9 (2.32%) WebSphere
11 8 (2.06%) Drupal
11 8 (2.06%) WordPress
12 7 (1.80%) Apache
12 7 (1.80%) JBoss
13 5 (1.29%) Apache Solr
13 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 87 (22.42%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 125 (32.22%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (12.37%) Office 365
3 25 (6.44%) IaaS
4 24 (6.19%) PaaS
5 20 (5.15%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (4.90%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (4.38%) SaaS
8 6 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.77%) Heroku
9 3 (0.77%) Yammer
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.52%) GitHub
10 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.26%) Force.com
11 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.26%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.19%) SAN
2 22 (5.67%) Firewall
2 22 (5.67%) Internet
3 17 (4.38%) VPN
4 14 (3.61%) DNS
5 10 (2.58%) LAN
6 9 (2.32%) DHCP
7 8 (2.06%) HTTP
8 7 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (1.80%) IP Telephony
8 7 (1.80%) IPsec
8 7 (1.80%) NetScaler
8 7 (1.80%) Wireless
9 6 (1.55%) Broadband
9 6 (1.55%) Cisco ISE
9 6 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (1.55%) Cisco Wireless
9 6 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (1.55%) Network Security
9 6 (1.55%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (46.65%) SQL Server
2 57 (14.69%) MongoDB
3 42 (10.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 36 (9.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (7.73%) MySQL
6 29 (7.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 28 (7.22%) Azure SQL Database
8 25 (6.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 23 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (4.38%) NoSQL
10 17 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (3.87%) DB2
12 13 (3.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 12 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (2.32%) Hadoop
15 9 (2.32%) Neo4j
15 9 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
17 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 49 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 33 (8.51%) TeamCity
3 29 (7.47%) NUnit
4 27 (6.96%) Visual Studio
5 24 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (5.41%) Jenkins
7 14 (3.61%) JIRA
8 13 (3.35%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (3.09%) Cucumber
9 12 (3.09%) SpecFlow
10 10 (2.58%) Vagrant
11 9 (2.32%) Maven
12 6 (1.55%) Selenium
13 5 (1.29%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.29%) Subversion
14 4 (1.03%) Mercurial
14 4 (1.03%) MSTest
15 3 (0.77%) WebDriver
16 2 (0.52%) JBehave
16 2 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (8.51%) Finance
2 20 (5.15%) Games
2 20 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.64%) Publishing
4 15 (3.87%) Retail
5 11 (2.84%) Legal
6 7 (1.80%) Banking
7 6 (1.55%) Marketing
8 5 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.03%) Automotive
10 3 (0.77%) Back Office
10 3 (0.77%) Law
10 3 (0.77%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 169 (43.56%) Developer
2 93 (23.97%) .NET Developer
3 69 (17.78%) C# Developer
4 52 (13.40%) Senior Developer
5 50 (12.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 43 (11.08%) ASP.NET Developer
7 32 (8.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 30 (7.73%) Architect
9 29 (7.47%) Junior
10 27 (6.96%) Tester
11 25 (6.44%) Senior C# Developer
12 24 (6.19%) Graduate
12 24 (6.19%) Graduate Developer
12 24 (6.19%) Junior Developer
13 23 (5.93%) Graduate .NET Developer
13 23 (5.93%) Junior .NET Developer
14 21 (5.41%) QA Tester
14 21 (5.41%) Senior .NET Developer
15 20 (5.15%) Consultant
15 20 (5.15%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (50.26%) .NET
2 133 (34.28%) ASP.NET
3 84 (21.65%) HTML
4 80 (20.62%) ASP.NET MVC
5 72 (18.56%) .NET Framework
6 68 (17.53%) AngularJS
7 62 (15.98%) CSS
8 60 (15.46%) WCF
9 57 (14.69%) jQuery
10 52 (13.40%) WPF
11 47 (12.11%) Entity Framework
12 38 (9.79%) Web Services
13 36 (9.28%) ASP.NET Web API
13 36 (9.28%) RESTful
14 35 (9.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 32 (8.25%) REST
16 30 (7.73%) XML
17 24 (6.19%) MSMQ
17 24 (6.19%) Node.js
18 23 (5.93%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.73%) Computer Science
3 23 (5.93%) Data Centre
4 19 (4.90%) Replication
5 18 (4.64%) iPad
6 16 (4.12%) Clustering
7 14 (3.61%) User Experience
8 12 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (2.84%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.84%) Public Cloud
10 9 (2.32%) Xbox
11 8 (2.06%) CMDB
11 8 (2.06%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.55%) Social Media
13 5 (1.29%) Blackberry
13 5 (1.29%) N-Tier
13 5 (1.29%) PKI
14 4 (1.03%) Fintech
14 4 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 117 (30.15%) Windows
2 60 (15.46%) Windows Server
3 40 (10.31%) Linux
4 23 (5.93%) Windows 10
5 22 (5.67%) Mac OS X
6 12 (3.09%) Android
6 12 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (2.06%) Apple iOS
9 8 (2.06%) Unix
10 4 (1.03%) CentOS
11 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.52%) VMS
11 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (34.02%) MVC
3 94 (24.23%) TDD
4 85 (21.91%) Scrum
5 62 (15.98%) Web Development
6 59 (15.21%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (13.40%) BDD
7 52 (13.40%) Software Engineering
8 51 (13.14%) DevOps
9 45 (11.60%) Mentoring
10 41 (10.57%) OO
11 36 (9.28%) Kanban
12 35 (9.02%) ITIL
13 33 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
13 33 (8.51%) Project Management
14 32 (8.25%) CRM
14 32 (8.25%) E-Commerce
14 32 (8.25%) Migration
15 29 (7.47%) Web Application Development
16 27 (6.96%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 195 (50.26%) C#
2 125 (32.22%) SQL
3 104 (26.80%) JavaScript
4 37 (9.54%) Java
5 35 (9.02%) Ruby
6 31 (7.99%) T-SQL
7 20 (5.15%) F#
8 18 (4.64%) Scala
9 16 (4.12%) VB
10 14 (3.61%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.84%) PHP
12 10 (2.58%) Python
13 9 (2.32%) Clojure
13 9 (2.32%) Groovy
14 8 (2.06%) TypeScript
15 7 (1.80%) VBA
16 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 1 (0.26%) C++
18 1 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 33 (8.51%) ISEB
1 33 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (6.96%) Degree
3 13 (3.35%) MCSE
4 8 (2.06%) PMI Certification
4 8 (2.06%) PMP
5 7 (1.80%) CCNA
5 7 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.80%) EMC Certification
6 6 (1.55%) MCSA
7 4 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.03%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.03%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.26%) CCA
10 1 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.26%) MBA
10 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (11.08%) QA
2 4 (1.03%) SLA
3 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (15.72%) Active Directory
2 52 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (4.38%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.06%) Docker
5 8 (2.06%) vSphere
6 5 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.29%) XenApp
6 5 (1.29%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.29%) XenServer
7 4 (1.03%) vCloud
8 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.26%) NDS
9 1 (0.26%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.26%) NFS
9 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (5.15%) Kibana
2 17 (4.38%) Puppet
3 12 (3.09%) SCCM
4 11 (2.84%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (2.84%) SCVMM
5 9 (2.32%) Grafana
5 9 (2.32%) Graphite
5 9 (2.32%) Packer
5 9 (2.32%) Terraform
5 9 (2.32%) Uchiwa
6 7 (1.80%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.29%) Cacti
8 4 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.77%) Ansible
9 3 (0.77%) SCOM
10 2 (0.52%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.52%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.26%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 191 (49.23%) Microsoft
2 73 (18.81%) VMware
3 34 (8.76%) Google
4 33 (8.51%) Cisco
5 22 (5.67%) EMC
5 22 (5.67%) IBM
6 21 (5.41%) Citrix
7 19 (4.90%) HP
8 18 (4.64%) Oracle
9 13 (3.35%) NetApp
9 13 (3.35%) RedGate
9 13 (3.35%) Sitecore
10 10 (2.58%) Juniper
11 9 (2.32%) Atlassian
11 9 (2.32%) BMC
11 9 (2.32%) MuleSoft
11 9 (2.32%) WSO2
11 9 (2.32%) Xamarin
12 8 (2.06%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.06%) Sencha
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Travel Allowance, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + Great Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero
Salary: Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Inc Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Competitive plus benefits and bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Car, Certified Training, Overtime
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Linking Humans Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + flexi-time +33 days holidays+ more
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £51000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago