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

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 81 171 177
Rank change year-on-year
+90 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 187 88 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.38% 1.38% 1.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.82% 19.05% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 162 85 54
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,950 £49,200 £63,500
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
553 462 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.99% 7.23% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 459 381 286
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 £28,150 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £58,000
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 June 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 June 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 +52 124 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Cheshire +54 31 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Merseyside - 25 £42,500 - 3
Lancashire +15 10 £46,500 +69.09% 2
Cumbria - 2 £27,500 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 192 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (52.19%) Microsoft
3 190 (51.91%) SQL Server
4 188 (51.37%) .NET
5 186 (50.82%) C#
6 135 (36.89%) Windows
7 128 (34.97%) SQL
8 127 (34.70%) MVC
9 125 (34.15%) ASP.NET
10 116 (31.69%) Amazon AWS
11 96 (26.23%) JavaScript
12 94 (25.68%) MS Excel
13 84 (22.95%) Scrum
14 81 (22.13%) TDD
15 80 (21.86%) HTML
16 77 (21.04%) ASP.NET MVC
17 73 (19.95%) VMware
18 64 (17.49%) Windows Server
19 63 (17.21%) .NET Framework
20 62 (16.94%) Software Engineering
21 61 (16.67%) AngularJS
22 60 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
23 59 (16.12%) CSS
24 58 (15.85%) WPF
25 56 (15.30%) Active Directory
26 54 (14.75%) WCF
27 53 (14.48%) Office 365
27 53 (14.48%) Mentoring
28 51 (13.93%) jQuery
28 51 (13.93%) 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 49 (13.39%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (4.37%) MS Exchange
4 12 (3.28%) CMS
4 12 (3.28%) OpenStack
5 11 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (3.01%) IIS
5 11 (3.01%) Umbraco
6 10 (2.73%) Skype for Business
7 8 (2.19%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.19%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.91%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (1.64%) Drupal
9 6 (1.64%) WordPress
10 5 (1.37%) Apache
10 5 (1.37%) JBoss
11 4 (1.09%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 94 (25.68%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.73%) MS Office
3 2 (0.55%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 116 (31.69%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (14.48%) Office 365
3 24 (6.56%) IaaS
4 22 (6.01%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (6.01%) PaaS
5 19 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (3.83%) SaaS
7 3 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.82%) Heroku
8 2 (0.55%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.55%) GitHub
8 2 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.55%) Yammer
9 1 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.27%) Engine Yard
9 1 (0.27%) Force.com
9 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.27%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 41 (11.20%) Internet
2 22 (6.01%) Firewall
3 18 (4.92%) SAN
4 17 (4.64%) HTTP
5 15 (4.10%) VPN
6 12 (3.28%) DNS
7 10 (2.73%) LAN
8 9 (2.46%) WAN
9 7 (1.91%) DHCP
9 7 (1.91%) NetScaler
9 7 (1.91%) VLAN
10 6 (1.64%) Broadband
11 4 (1.09%) Skype
12 3 (0.82%) VoIP
13 2 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.55%) Intranet
13 2 (0.55%) SMTP
14 1 (0.27%) Cisco PIX
14 1 (0.27%) IP Telephony
14 1 (0.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (51.91%) SQL Server
2 42 (11.48%) MongoDB
3 36 (9.84%) Azure SQL Database
4 34 (9.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 34 (9.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (7.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (6.83%) MySQL
7 22 (6.01%) NoSQL
7 22 (6.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (3.83%) DB2
9 14 (3.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (2.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (2.19%) Hadoop
12 8 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.91%) Neo4j
14 6 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
15 3 (0.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 48 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 36 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (9.84%) Visual Studio
3 31 (8.47%) NUnit
4 26 (7.10%) TeamCity
5 19 (5.19%) Jenkins
6 16 (4.37%) JIRA
7 10 (2.73%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (2.19%) SpecFlow
9 8 (2.19%) Vagrant
10 7 (1.91%) Maven
10 7 (1.91%) Subversion
11 6 (1.64%) Mercurial
12 5 (1.37%) Jasmine
12 5 (1.37%) Selenium
13 4 (1.09%) MSTest
14 3 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 2 (0.55%) JBehave
15 2 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (8.20%) Finance
2 20 (5.46%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.37%) Publishing
4 15 (4.10%) Games
4 15 (4.10%) Retail
5 8 (2.19%) Legal
6 5 (1.37%) Banking
7 4 (1.09%) Automotive
7 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.82%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.55%) Law
9 2 (0.55%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 148 (40.44%) Developer
2 77 (21.04%) .NET Developer
3 58 (15.85%) C# Developer
4 44 (12.02%) Senior Developer
5 41 (11.20%) ASP.NET Developer
6 39 (10.66%) C# .NET Developer
7 29 (7.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 26 (7.10%) Tester
9 25 (6.83%) Architect
10 23 (6.28%) Junior
11 21 (5.74%) Senior C# Developer
12 20 (5.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (5.19%) Graduate
13 19 (5.19%) Graduate Developer
13 19 (5.19%) Junior Developer
13 19 (5.19%) QA Tester
14 18 (4.92%) Consultant
14 18 (4.92%) Graduate .NET Developer
14 18 (4.92%) Junior .NET Developer
14 18 (4.92%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (51.37%) .NET
2 125 (34.15%) ASP.NET
3 80 (21.86%) HTML
4 77 (21.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 63 (17.21%) .NET Framework
6 61 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 59 (16.12%) CSS
8 58 (15.85%) WPF
9 54 (14.75%) WCF
10 51 (13.93%) jQuery
11 48 (13.11%) Web Services
12 43 (11.75%) REST
13 41 (11.20%) ASP.NET Web API
14 40 (10.93%) Entity Framework
15 32 (8.74%) RESTful
16 30 (8.20%) Node.js
17 28 (7.65%) XML
18 27 (7.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 22 (6.01%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 21 (5.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.10%) Computer Science
3 25 (6.83%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.37%) Replication
5 15 (4.10%) N-Tier
6 13 (3.55%) Clustering
7 12 (3.28%) iPad
8 11 (3.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (3.01%) Public Cloud
8 11 (3.01%) User Experience
9 8 (2.19%) CMDB
10 7 (1.91%) Xbox
11 6 (1.64%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.64%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.64%) Social Media
12 5 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.09%) Fintech
13 4 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
14 3 (0.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 135 (36.89%) Windows
2 64 (17.49%) Windows Server
3 34 (9.29%) Linux
4 29 (7.92%) Windows 10
5 25 (6.83%) Mac OS X
6 13 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.73%) Android
7 10 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.19%) Unix
9 7 (1.91%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.91%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.64%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.09%) CentOS
12 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (52.46%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (34.70%) MVC
3 84 (22.95%) Scrum
4 81 (22.13%) TDD
5 62 (16.94%) Software Engineering
6 60 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (14.48%) Mentoring
8 51 (13.93%) OO
9 50 (13.66%) Web Development
10 43 (11.75%) BDD
11 38 (10.38%) DevOps
11 38 (10.38%) SOA
12 34 (9.29%) Project Management
13 32 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (8.74%) Kanban
13 32 (8.74%) Migration
14 31 (8.47%) CRM
14 31 (8.47%) Multithreading
15 27 (7.38%) E-Commerce
15 27 (7.38%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 186 (50.82%) C#
2 128 (34.97%) SQL
3 96 (26.23%) JavaScript
4 49 (13.39%) Java
5 29 (7.92%) T-SQL
6 28 (7.65%) Ruby
7 18 (4.92%) VB
8 17 (4.64%) TypeScript
9 15 (4.10%) F#
9 15 (4.10%) Scala
10 13 (3.55%) PHP
10 13 (3.55%) PowerShell
11 10 (2.73%) Python
12 8 (2.19%) VBA
13 7 (1.91%) Clojure
13 7 (1.91%) Groovy
14 4 (1.09%) C++
15 3 (0.82%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (9.02%) ISEB
2 27 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (6.28%) Degree
4 12 (3.28%) MCSE
5 10 (2.73%) CCNA
5 10 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.19%) PMI Certification
6 8 (2.19%) PMP
7 6 (1.64%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.64%) MCSA
8 5 (1.37%) EMC Certification
9 4 (1.09%) CCNP
9 4 (1.09%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.09%) Security Cleared
10 3 (0.82%) MCT
11 2 (0.55%) CCA
11 2 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.27%) CCDP
12 1 (0.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (12.02%) QA
2 2 (0.55%) SLA
3 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 56 (15.30%) Active Directory
2 51 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (4.37%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.91%) vSphere
6 6 (1.64%) Docker
6 6 (1.64%) XenApp
7 5 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.37%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.37%) XenServer
8 4 (1.09%) vCloud
9 2 (0.55%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.27%) NDS
10 1 (0.27%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.27%) NFS
10 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (4.10%) Kibana
2 13 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (3.55%) SCCM
3 12 (3.28%) Puppet
4 10 (2.73%) SCVMM
5 7 (1.91%) Grafana
5 7 (1.91%) Graphite
5 7 (1.91%) Packer
5 7 (1.91%) Terraform
5 7 (1.91%) Uchiwa
6 5 (1.37%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.82%) SCOM
8 2 (0.55%) Ansible
8 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.27%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.27%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 191 (52.19%) Microsoft
2 73 (19.95%) VMware
3 27 (7.38%) Google
4 25 (6.83%) Cisco
5 20 (5.46%) Citrix
5 20 (5.46%) EMC
6 19 (5.19%) IBM
7 18 (4.92%) HP
8 17 (4.64%) Oracle
9 14 (3.83%) Juniper
10 13 (3.55%) NetApp
11 10 (2.73%) RedGate
11 10 (2.73%) Sitecore
12 9 (2.46%) BMC
13 8 (2.19%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.91%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.91%) MuleSoft
14 7 (1.91%) WSO2
14 7 (1.91%) Xamarin
15 6 (1.64%) Sencha
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, 25 days
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £33000 - £41000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, health
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Energon People
Salary: £50000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright HR
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
EMBS
Salary: £40k - 70k per year + amazing benefits!
Posted: 10 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £90,000 plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Massive Interactive
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 11 days ago
Merseyside
360 Resourcing
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 20 days ago
Liverpool
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago