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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 100 132 202
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +70
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 152 122 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.67% 1.77% 0.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.92% 30.05% 18.98%
Number of salaries quoted 138 117 33
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 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,200 £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
508 406 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 8.92% 5.88% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 434 341 182
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 £24,500 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 5 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 5 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 +69 113 £47,500 +18.75% 19
Cheshire -7 30 £36,250 -30.95% 11
Merseyside -6 7 £40,000 -23.80% 2
Lancashire +12 1 £42,500 +17.24% 2
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 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 (63.57%) Windows
2 174 (62.14%) SQL Server
3 145 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (51.07%) Microsoft
5 110 (39.29%) C#
6 109 (38.93%) SQL
7 107 (38.21%) Windows Server
8 105 (37.50%) .NET
9 82 (29.29%) MS Excel
10 72 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
11 66 (23.57%) ASP.NET
11 66 (23.57%) Active Directory
12 59 (21.07%) Web Services
12 59 (21.07%) MVC
13 57 (20.36%) VMware
14 55 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
15 50 (17.86%) TDD
16 49 (17.50%) JavaScript
17 48 (17.14%) REST
18 47 (16.79%) Internet
19 45 (16.07%) ASP.NET MVC
20 44 (15.71%) QA
21 43 (15.36%) Office 365
22 42 (15.00%) WPF
22 42 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
23 40 (14.29%) Firewall
23 40 (14.29%) Windows 10
24 39 (13.93%) HTML
25 38 (13.57%) ISEB
25 38 (13.57%) Continuous Integration

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 34 (12.14%) Node.js
2 16 (5.71%) IIS
2 16 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.64%) Lync
4 12 (4.29%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.14%) TWiki
5 6 (2.14%) WordPress
6 5 (1.79%) Drupal
7 4 (1.43%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.07%) CMS
8 3 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.07%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.71%) K2 blackpearl
9 2 (0.71%) nginx
9 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 82 (29.29%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.14%) MS Office
3 5 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.71%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.36%) Lawson
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 72 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (15.36%) Office 365
3 22 (7.86%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.86%) IaaS
5 3 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.71%) PaaS
6 2 (0.71%) 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 47 (16.79%) Internet
2 40 (14.29%) Firewall
3 31 (11.07%) VPN
4 27 (9.64%) HTTP
5 23 (8.21%) LAN
6 22 (7.86%) WAN
7 18 (6.43%) VLAN
8 10 (3.57%) SAN
9 9 (3.21%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (2.86%) DNS
11 7 (2.50%) MPLS
11 7 (2.50%) TCP/IP
12 5 (1.79%) Skype
13 4 (1.43%) DHCP
13 4 (1.43%) IPsec
13 4 (1.43%) SSL
14 3 (1.07%) BGP
14 3 (1.07%) OSPF
14 3 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.07%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (62.14%) SQL Server
2 32 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (11.07%) NoSQL
3 31 (11.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (9.64%) Azure SQL Database
6 22 (7.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (4.64%) SQL Server 2014
8 12 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.07%) Power BI
11 2 (0.71%) MySQL
11 2 (0.71%) 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%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (13.21%) Git (software)
3 32 (11.43%) NUnit
4 29 (10.36%) Visual Studio
5 21 (7.50%) JIRA
6 19 (6.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (3.57%) Cucumber
8 9 (3.21%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.21%) SpecFlow
9 8 (2.86%) Selenium
9 8 (2.86%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.07%) Bower
11 3 (1.07%) Grunt
11 3 (1.07%) gulp
11 3 (1.07%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.07%) Subversion
12 2 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 1 (0.36%) Calabash
General
1 28 (10.00%) Finance
2 9 (3.21%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.79%) Publishing
3 5 (1.79%) Retail
4 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.71%) Games
5 2 (0.71%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Electronics
6 1 (0.36%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 84 (30.00%) Developer
2 46 (16.43%) .NET Developer
2 46 (16.43%) C# Developer
3 32 (11.43%) ASP.NET Developer
4 31 (11.07%) C# .NET Developer
4 31 (11.07%) Tester
5 29 (10.36%) SQL Developer
6 26 (9.29%) DBA
6 26 (9.29%) SQL DBA
7 24 (8.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 24 (8.57%) QA Tester
8 21 (7.50%) SQL Server DBA
9 18 (6.43%) QA Leader
10 17 (6.07%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 17 (6.07%) Lead Tester
10 17 (6.07%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 17 (6.07%) Senior Tester
11 16 (5.71%) C# Software Engineer
11 16 (5.71%) Software Developer
11 16 (5.71%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (37.50%) .NET
2 66 (23.57%) ASP.NET
3 59 (21.07%) Web Services
4 48 (17.14%) REST
5 45 (16.07%) ASP.NET MVC
6 42 (15.00%) WPF
7 39 (13.93%) HTML
8 37 (13.21%) CSS
9 35 (12.50%) AngularJS
10 34 (12.14%) .NET Framework
11 33 (11.79%) WCF
12 32 (11.43%) ASP.NET Web API
12 32 (11.43%) Entity Framework
13 29 (10.36%) jQuery
14 21 (7.50%) SOAP
15 20 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 19 (6.79%) LINQ
17 18 (6.43%) SignalR
18 17 (6.07%) Java EE
18 17 (6.07%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (11.43%) Replication
3 27 (9.64%) N-Tier
4 22 (7.86%) Data Centre
5 15 (5.36%) Statistics
6 11 (3.93%) Clustering
7 10 (3.57%) Computer Science
8 9 (3.21%) Public Cloud
9 7 (2.50%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (2.14%) User Experience
11 5 (1.79%) EqualLogic
11 5 (1.79%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (1.07%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.71%) Fat Client
14 2 (0.71%) Thin Client
15 1 (0.36%) Blog
15 1 (0.36%) Life Science
15 1 (0.36%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 178 (63.57%) Windows
2 107 (38.21%) Windows Server
3 40 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 27 (9.64%) Mac OS X
5 22 (7.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (6.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (5.71%) Windows 8
9 14 (5.00%) Linux
9 14 (5.00%) Windows 7
10 7 (2.50%) Android
10 7 (2.50%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.07%) Unix
12 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (21.07%) MVC
3 50 (17.86%) TDD
4 38 (13.57%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (13.21%) ITIL
6 36 (12.86%) SOA
6 36 (12.86%) Software Engineering
7 34 (12.14%) Automated Testing
8 32 (11.43%) Mentoring
9 30 (10.71%) OO
10 27 (9.64%) Scrum
11 26 (9.29%) Migration
11 26 (9.29%) Performance Tuning
12 25 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (8.57%) Project Management
14 19 (6.79%) Multithreading
15 18 (6.43%) Case Management
15 18 (6.43%) Defect Tracking
16 17 (6.07%) Database Mirroring
16 17 (6.07%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 110 (39.29%) C#
2 109 (38.93%) SQL
3 49 (17.50%) JavaScript
4 36 (12.86%) T-SQL
5 34 (12.14%) PowerShell
6 28 (10.00%) Java
7 17 (6.07%) TypeScript
7 17 (6.07%) VBA
8 16 (5.71%) PHP
9 7 (2.50%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.79%) C++
10 5 (1.79%) VB
11 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.71%) Python
11 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.36%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.36%) Perl
12 1 (0.36%) Ruby
12 1 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (13.57%) ISEB
2 25 (8.93%) Degree
3 24 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (7.86%) CCNA
5 20 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (6.43%) MCSE
7 16 (5.71%) CCNP
8 10 (3.57%) MCSA
9 9 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.14%) CCDP
10 6 (2.14%) MCP
11 5 (1.79%) MCSD
12 3 (1.07%) MCT
12 3 (1.07%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.07%) Security Cleared
13 2 (0.71%) CCSA
13 2 (0.71%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (0.71%) HND
13 2 (0.71%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.36%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (15.71%) QA
2 8 (2.86%) SLA
3 7 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 66 (23.57%) Active Directory
2 37 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.21%) XenApp
5 6 (2.14%) Docker
5 6 (2.14%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.07%) vSphere
6 3 (1.07%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.07%) XenServer
7 2 (0.71%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (5.36%) Perfmon
2 14 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (2.14%) SCCM
4 5 (1.79%) Puppet
5 3 (1.07%) AppDNA
5 3 (1.07%) EdgeSight
5 3 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.07%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.71%) 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
1 143 (51.07%) Microsoft
2 57 (20.36%) VMware
3 15 (5.36%) Juniper
4 14 (5.00%) Cisco
5 12 (4.29%) Citrix
6 10 (3.57%) Oracle
7 9 (3.21%) Hitachi
8 6 (2.14%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.14%) Dell
9 5 (1.79%) Dell Compellent
9 5 (1.79%) Fortinet
9 5 (1.79%) McAfee
9 5 (1.79%) Sencha
10 4 (1.43%) AppSense
10 4 (1.43%) HP
10 4 (1.43%) IBM
11 3 (1.07%) Apple
11 3 (1.07%) F5
11 3 (1.07%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.07%) SolarWinds
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