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

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 81 137 168
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +31
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 205 135 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.41% 2.02% 1.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.63% 25.86% 20.16%
Number of salaries quoted 178 125 59
Median salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £28,800 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
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
592 522 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.84% 7.81% 6.77%
Number of salaries quoted 508 459 352
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 £27,000 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £64,400 £60,500
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 August 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 August 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 +28 127 £45,000 +5.88% 27
Cheshire +34 42 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Merseyside +8 22 £46,250 +8.82% 3
Lancashire +11 10 £43,750 +59.09%
Cumbria - 4 £27,500 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (50.52%) C#
2 189 (48.96%) .NET
3 181 (46.89%) Microsoft
4 178 (46.11%) SQL Server
4 178 (46.11%) Agile Software Development
5 137 (35.49%) MVC
6 131 (33.94%) ASP.NET
6 131 (33.94%) Amazon AWS
7 117 (30.31%) SQL
8 113 (29.27%) Windows
9 109 (28.24%) JavaScript
10 99 (25.65%) TDD
11 89 (23.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 87 (22.54%) .NET Framework
13 80 (20.73%) HTML
13 80 (20.73%) AngularJS
14 79 (20.47%) MS Excel
15 72 (18.65%) Scrum
16 71 (18.39%) Active Directory
17 68 (17.62%) MongoDB
18 66 (17.10%) VMware
19 65 (16.84%) Web Development
19 65 (16.84%) WCF
20 62 (16.06%) Entity Framework
21 61 (15.80%) CSS
22 56 (14.51%) BDD
23 54 (13.99%) WPF
23 54 (13.99%) Windows Server
24 52 (13.47%) DevOps
25 51 (13.21%) jQuery

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 36 (9.33%) SharePoint
2 30 (7.77%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (5.44%) CMS
4 19 (4.92%) MS Exchange
5 18 (4.66%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (4.15%) IIS
7 14 (3.63%) Umbraco
8 12 (3.11%) Tomcat
9 11 (2.85%) OpenStack
10 10 (2.59%) Apache
10 10 (2.59%) JBoss
10 10 (2.59%) Sitecore CMS
11 9 (2.33%) Skype for Business
12 7 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (1.81%) WebSphere
13 6 (1.55%) Drupal
13 6 (1.55%) WordPress
14 5 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (1.04%) Apache Solr
15 4 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 79 (20.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 131 (33.94%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (9.84%) Office 365
3 32 (8.29%) IaaS
4 31 (8.03%) PaaS
5 22 (5.70%) SaaS
6 20 (5.18%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (4.15%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.04%) Yammer
10 3 (0.78%) Heroku
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.52%) GitHub
11 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.26%) Engine Yard
12 1 (0.26%) Force.com
12 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.26%) Sage Pay
12 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.70%) SAN
2 20 (5.18%) VPN
3 16 (4.15%) DNS
3 16 (4.15%) Firewall
4 13 (3.37%) DHCP
5 12 (3.11%) Internet
5 12 (3.11%) LAN
6 9 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (2.33%) Wireless
7 8 (2.07%) Cisco ISE
7 8 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (2.07%) Cisco Wireless
7 8 (2.07%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (2.07%) IP Telephony
7 8 (2.07%) IPsec
7 8 (2.07%) Network Security
7 8 (2.07%) OpenScape
7 8 (2.07%) SSL
7 8 (2.07%) WLAN
8 7 (1.81%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (46.11%) SQL Server
2 68 (17.62%) MongoDB
3 49 (12.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 35 (9.07%) MySQL
5 33 (8.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (8.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (7.51%) Azure SQL Database
7 29 (7.51%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (6.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (5.44%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (4.15%) NoSQL
11 15 (3.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 14 (3.63%) DB2
13 12 (3.11%) Hadoop
13 12 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (2.33%) Neo4j
16 8 (2.07%) Relational Database
17 6 (1.55%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 46 (11.92%) Git (software)
2 35 (9.07%) TeamCity
3 26 (6.74%) NUnit
4 20 (5.18%) Visual Studio
5 18 (4.66%) Jenkins
6 15 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (3.63%) JIRA
8 12 (3.11%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (2.85%) SpecFlow
10 10 (2.59%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.59%) Vagrant
11 9 (2.33%) Maven
12 6 (1.55%) Selenium
13 5 (1.30%) Jasmine
14 4 (1.04%) MSTest
14 4 (1.04%) WebDriver
15 3 (0.78%) Subversion
16 2 (0.52%) JBehave
16 2 (0.52%) JUnit
17 1 (0.26%) Mercurial
General
1 44 (11.40%) Finance
2 24 (6.22%) Games
3 16 (4.15%) Publishing
4 13 (3.37%) Legal
5 12 (3.11%) Retail
5 12 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.59%) Banking
7 7 (1.81%) Marketing
8 5 (1.30%) Law
9 4 (1.04%) Automotive
9 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.78%) Back Office
11 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.26%) Advertising
12 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 171 (44.30%) Developer
2 100 (25.91%) .NET Developer
3 80 (20.73%) C# Developer
4 58 (15.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 49 (12.69%) Senior Developer
6 40 (10.36%) ASP.NET Developer
7 37 (9.59%) Architect
7 37 (9.59%) Junior
8 34 (8.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 30 (7.77%) Software Developer
10 29 (7.51%) Junior Developer
10 29 (7.51%) Tester
11 28 (7.25%) Graduate
11 28 (7.25%) Graduate Developer
12 27 (6.99%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 27 (6.99%) Junior .NET Developer
13 25 (6.48%) QA Tester
14 24 (6.22%) Senior C# Developer
15 23 (5.96%) DBA
15 23 (5.96%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (48.96%) .NET
2 131 (33.94%) ASP.NET
3 89 (23.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 87 (22.54%) .NET Framework
5 80 (20.73%) AngularJS
5 80 (20.73%) HTML
6 65 (16.84%) WCF
7 62 (16.06%) Entity Framework
8 61 (15.80%) CSS
9 54 (13.99%) WPF
10 51 (13.21%) jQuery
11 48 (12.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 39 (10.10%) ASP.NET Web API
12 39 (10.10%) Web Services
13 38 (9.84%) RESTful
14 33 (8.55%) XML
15 32 (8.29%) MSMQ
16 28 (7.25%) KnockoutJS
17 27 (6.99%) REST
18 21 (5.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (9.07%) Computer Science
3 25 (6.48%) Data Centre
4 22 (5.70%) Replication
5 18 (4.66%) Clustering
6 17 (4.40%) iPad
6 17 (4.40%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (4.15%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (3.63%) Mobile App
9 13 (3.37%) Public Cloud
10 12 (3.11%) User Experience
11 11 (2.85%) Xbox
12 9 (2.33%) Private Cloud
13 8 (2.07%) CMDB
14 6 (1.55%) PKI
14 6 (1.55%) Social Media
15 5 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (1.30%) Inversion of Control
16 4 (1.04%) Blackberry
16 4 (1.04%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 113 (29.27%) Windows
2 54 (13.99%) Windows Server
3 40 (10.36%) Linux
4 22 (5.70%) Windows 10
5 20 (5.18%) Mac OS X
6 12 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.33%) Android
8 9 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.55%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.30%) Unix
11 3 (0.78%) CentOS
11 3 (0.78%) VMS
11 3 (0.78%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (46.11%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (35.49%) MVC
3 99 (25.65%) TDD
4 72 (18.65%) Scrum
5 65 (16.84%) Web Development
6 56 (14.51%) BDD
7 52 (13.47%) DevOps
8 50 (12.95%) Software Engineering
9 47 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (10.62%) ITIL
11 40 (10.36%) Kanban
12 35 (9.07%) Mentoring
13 33 (8.55%) Migration
13 33 (8.55%) Web Application Development
14 32 (8.29%) CRM
15 31 (8.03%) Dependency Injection
15 31 (8.03%) OO
16 30 (7.77%) E-Commerce
17 29 (7.51%) Multithreading
18 27 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 195 (50.52%) C#
2 117 (30.31%) SQL
3 109 (28.24%) JavaScript
4 40 (10.36%) Ruby
5 32 (8.29%) Java
6 30 (7.77%) T-SQL
7 24 (6.22%) F#
8 18 (4.66%) Scala
9 16 (4.15%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.37%) Python
11 9 (2.33%) Clojure
11 9 (2.33%) Groovy
12 8 (2.07%) VBA
13 7 (1.81%) PHP
14 6 (1.55%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.55%) VB
15 4 (1.04%) R
16 2 (0.52%) C
16 2 (0.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 1 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 41 (10.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (8.81%) ISEB
3 29 (7.51%) Degree
4 17 (4.40%) MCSE
5 10 (2.59%) CCNA
5 10 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.59%) EMC Certification
6 8 (2.07%) PMI Certification
6 8 (2.07%) PMP
7 6 (1.55%) MCSA
8 3 (0.78%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.78%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.78%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.52%) MBA
9 2 (0.52%) MCITP
10 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.26%) CCA
10 1 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.36%) QA
2 6 (1.55%) SLA
3 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 71 (18.39%) Active Directory
2 49 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.70%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.33%) vSphere
6 6 (1.55%) Docker
6 6 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.30%) XenApp
7 5 (1.30%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.30%) XenServer
8 2 (0.52%) vCloud
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (6.22%) Kibana
2 18 (4.66%) Puppet
3 14 (3.63%) SCCM
4 12 (3.11%) SCVMM
5 11 (2.85%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (2.59%) AirWatch
7 9 (2.33%) Grafana
7 9 (2.33%) Graphite
7 9 (2.33%) Packer
7 9 (2.33%) Terraform
7 9 (2.33%) Uchiwa
8 7 (1.81%) Cacti
9 6 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.30%) SCOM
11 4 (1.04%) Ansible
12 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.78%) SCDPM
12 3 (0.78%) SCOrch
13 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 2 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 181 (46.89%) Microsoft
2 66 (17.10%) VMware
3 37 (9.59%) Google
4 35 (9.07%) Cisco
5 26 (6.74%) EMC
6 25 (6.48%) Citrix
7 24 (6.22%) IBM
8 23 (5.96%) Oracle
9 18 (4.66%) HP
10 15 (3.89%) RedGate
11 13 (3.37%) NetApp
11 13 (3.37%) Sitecore
12 10 (2.59%) Software AG
13 9 (2.33%) Atlassian
13 9 (2.33%) BMC
13 9 (2.33%) MuleSoft
13 9 (2.33%) WSO2
13 9 (2.33%) Xamarin
14 8 (2.07%) Barracuda Networks
14 8 (2.07%) IronPort
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30 - £35 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Recital Consulting
Salary: £35000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £490000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport
ECOM
Salary: £60000 - £61000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension, health care
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Benefits + Perks
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits.
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Competitive plus benefits and bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Opal Tree Solutions
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + Car, Certified Training, Overtime
Posted: 25 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago