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

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 84 180 215
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +35
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 181 78 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.20% 1.19% 0.67%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.94% 17.97% 17.71%
Number of salaries quoted 147 73 46
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £37,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £44,500
UK excluding London median 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
518 434 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.14% 6.60% 3.79%
Number of salaries quoted 406 348 208
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +62 107 £42,500 -4.49% 21
Cheshire +50 52 £38,750 -3.12% 9
Lancashire +12 11 £42,500 -5.55%
Merseyside +13 9 £42,500 -19.04% 3
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 173 (55.27%) SQL Server
2 165 (52.72%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (52.08%) .NET
4 162 (51.76%) C#
5 155 (49.52%) Microsoft
6 137 (43.77%) Windows
7 114 (36.42%) SQL
8 106 (33.87%) ASP.NET
9 98 (31.31%) MVC
10 90 (28.75%) Amazon AWS
11 77 (24.60%) JavaScript
12 74 (23.64%) MS Excel
13 69 (22.04%) TDD
13 69 (22.04%) Windows Server
14 65 (20.77%) Scrum
15 63 (20.13%) VMware
16 61 (19.49%) Software Engineering
17 59 (18.85%) HTML
18 57 (18.21%) Active Directory
18 57 (18.21%) Continuous Integration
18 57 (18.21%) ASP.NET MVC
19 56 (17.89%) WPF
20 54 (17.25%) Office 365
21 53 (16.93%) Internet
22 51 (16.29%) OO
22 51 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
23 49 (15.65%) Mentoring
24 48 (15.34%) REST
25 47 (15.02%) Git (software)
25 47 (15.02%) .NET Framework

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 33 (10.54%) SharePoint
2 31 (9.90%) Node.js
3 14 (4.47%) MS Exchange
4 10 (3.19%) CMS
4 10 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.88%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.56%) IIS
6 8 (2.56%) OpenStack
7 7 (2.24%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.92%) Drupal
8 6 (1.92%) WordPress
9 5 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.28%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.64%) nginx
12 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.64%) TWiki
Applications
1 74 (23.64%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.07%) MS Office
3 3 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.64%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 90 (28.75%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (17.25%) Office 365
3 26 (8.31%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (5.75%) PaaS
5 17 (5.43%) IaaS
6 16 (5.11%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (2.56%) SaaS
8 3 (0.96%) Heroku
8 3 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.64%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.64%) GitHub
10 1 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.32%) Engine Yard
10 1 (0.32%) Force.com
10 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.32%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.32%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 53 (16.93%) Internet
2 38 (12.14%) Firewall
3 25 (7.99%) VPN
4 20 (6.39%) LAN
5 19 (6.07%) HTTP
5 19 (6.07%) VLAN
5 19 (6.07%) WAN
6 15 (4.79%) SAN
7 8 (2.56%) DNS
8 5 (1.60%) IPsec
8 5 (1.60%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.28%) MPLS
9 4 (1.28%) SSL
9 4 (1.28%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.96%) BGP
10 3 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (0.96%) OSPF
10 3 (0.96%) VoIP
10 3 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (55.27%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.63%) Azure SQL Database
3 24 (7.67%) NoSQL
4 21 (6.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (5.43%) MongoDB
6 14 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (3.83%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (3.51%) MySQL
10 10 (3.19%) DB2
10 10 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (1.28%) Hadoop
14 4 (1.28%) Neo4j
15 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
16 2 (0.64%) Redis
16 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (15.02%) Git (software)
2 38 (12.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (11.50%) Visual Studio
4 33 (10.54%) NUnit
5 18 (5.75%) TeamCity
6 15 (4.79%) Jenkins
7 12 (3.83%) JIRA
8 7 (2.24%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.92%) Mercurial
9 6 (1.92%) Selenium
9 6 (1.92%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (1.92%) Subversion
10 5 (1.60%) Vagrant
11 4 (1.28%) Jasmine
11 4 (1.28%) Maven
11 4 (1.28%) MSTest
12 3 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (6.71%) Telecoms
2 17 (5.43%) Finance
3 14 (4.47%) Publishing
4 8 (2.56%) Games
5 7 (2.24%) Retail
6 4 (1.28%) Automotive
7 3 (0.96%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.64%) Legal
8 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.64%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (38.02%) Developer
2 54 (17.25%) .NET Developer
3 41 (13.10%) C# Developer
4 32 (10.22%) ASP.NET Developer
5 31 (9.90%) Senior Developer
6 24 (7.67%) SQL Developer
7 23 (7.35%) C# .NET Developer
8 20 (6.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 20 (6.39%) Software Manager
9 19 (6.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 18 (5.75%) Tester
11 17 (5.43%) Web Developer
12 16 (5.11%) .NET Web Developer
12 16 (5.11%) C# Software Engineer
12 16 (5.11%) Consultant
12 16 (5.11%) Junior
12 16 (5.11%) Software Engineer
13 15 (4.79%) .NET Software Engineer
13 15 (4.79%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
13 15 (4.79%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (52.08%) .NET
2 106 (33.87%) ASP.NET
3 59 (18.85%) HTML
4 57 (18.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 56 (17.89%) WPF
6 48 (15.34%) REST
7 47 (15.02%) .NET Framework
7 47 (15.02%) Web Services
8 46 (14.70%) CSS
9 45 (14.38%) AngularJS
9 45 (14.38%) WCF
10 41 (13.10%) jQuery
11 38 (12.14%) ASP.NET Web API
12 35 (11.18%) Entity Framework
13 25 (7.99%) SOAP
13 25 (7.99%) XML
14 21 (6.71%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 20 (6.39%) RESTful
16 17 (5.43%) HTML5
16 17 (5.43%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 51 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (9.58%) Data Centre
3 22 (7.03%) Computer Science
4 19 (6.07%) N-Tier
5 9 (2.88%) Replication
6 8 (2.56%) CMDB
6 8 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.56%) User Experience
7 7 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.24%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.92%) iPad
9 5 (1.60%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.60%) Statistics
10 4 (1.28%) Clustering
10 4 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.28%) Fintech
10 4 (1.28%) Xbox
11 1 (0.32%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.32%) Life Science
11 1 (0.32%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 137 (43.77%) Windows
2 69 (22.04%) Windows Server
3 36 (11.50%) Windows 10
4 25 (7.99%) Linux
5 22 (7.03%) Mac OS X
6 16 (5.11%) Windows 8
7 15 (4.79%) Windows 7
8 12 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (3.19%) Android
10 8 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (2.24%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.24%) Unix
12 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.96%) CentOS
14 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (52.72%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (31.31%) MVC
3 69 (22.04%) TDD
4 65 (20.77%) Scrum
5 61 (19.49%) Software Engineering
6 57 (18.21%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (16.29%) OO
8 49 (15.65%) Mentoring
9 43 (13.74%) Web Development
10 38 (12.14%) SOA
11 35 (11.18%) Project Management
12 31 (9.90%) ITIL
13 28 (8.95%) Migration
14 27 (8.63%) Automated Testing
15 26 (8.31%) DevOps
15 26 (8.31%) Multithreading
16 25 (7.99%) BDD
16 25 (7.99%) Business Intelligence
17 24 (7.67%) Line Management
18 22 (7.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 162 (51.76%) C#
2 114 (36.42%) SQL
3 77 (24.60%) JavaScript
4 39 (12.46%) Java
5 19 (6.07%) TypeScript
6 18 (5.75%) T-SQL
6 18 (5.75%) VB
7 17 (5.43%) PowerShell
7 17 (5.43%) Ruby
8 16 (5.11%) PHP
9 12 (3.83%) VBA
10 8 (2.56%) F#
10 8 (2.56%) Scala
11 7 (2.24%) Python
12 4 (1.28%) Clojure
12 4 (1.28%) Groovy
13 3 (0.96%) C++
13 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (8.95%) ISEB
2 23 (7.35%) Degree
3 20 (6.39%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (6.07%) CCNA
5 16 (5.11%) CCNP
6 15 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (3.83%) MCSE
8 8 (2.56%) PMI Certification
8 8 (2.56%) PMP
9 7 (2.24%) MCSA
10 6 (1.92%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.96%) MCT
11 3 (0.96%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.96%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.64%) CCDP
12 2 (0.64%) CCSA
12 2 (0.64%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (0.64%) HND
12 2 (0.64%) MCP
13 1 (0.32%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (11.82%) QA
2 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (18.21%) Active Directory
2 45 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.11%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.56%) XenApp
5 7 (2.24%) Docker
6 5 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.60%) vSphere
6 5 (1.60%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.60%) XenServer
7 4 (1.28%) vCloud
8 3 (0.96%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.64%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.32%) NDS
10 1 (0.32%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (3.83%) SCCM
2 10 (3.19%) SCVMM
3 9 (2.88%) Puppet
4 8 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (2.56%) Kibana
5 4 (1.28%) Grafana
5 4 (1.28%) Graphite
5 4 (1.28%) Packer
5 4 (1.28%) Perfmon
5 4 (1.28%) Terraform
5 4 (1.28%) Uchiwa
6 3 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.96%) SCOM
7 2 (0.64%) Ansible
7 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.32%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.32%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 155 (49.52%) Microsoft
2 63 (20.13%) VMware
3 24 (7.67%) Cisco
3 24 (7.67%) Juniper
4 18 (5.75%) Citrix
5 17 (5.43%) HP
6 16 (5.11%) Google
7 14 (4.47%) EMC
8 12 (3.83%) CheckPoint
8 12 (3.83%) IBM
8 12 (3.83%) NetApp
8 12 (3.83%) Oracle
9 9 (2.88%) BMC
10 7 (2.24%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.92%) AppSense
11 6 (1.92%) Sencha
12 5 (1.60%) Xamarin
13 4 (1.28%) MuleSoft
13 4 (1.28%) SaltStack
13 4 (1.28%) WSO2
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 90,000 - 100,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Robert Walters
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + Car/car allowance, Overtime
Posted: 13 days ago
Macclesfield
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Northwich
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheadle
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £75000 per annum + £4200 Car Allowance plus benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Macclesfield
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright HR
Salary: Market related
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago