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

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 76 139 174
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +35
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 198 127 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.40% 1.93% 1.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.26% 24.80% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 177 118 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 £64,000 £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
578 512 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.91% 7.78% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 487 439 308
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £23,500
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 24 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 24 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 +19 131 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Cheshire +41 33 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Merseyside +17 25 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Lancashire +17 10 £56,000 +103.63% 1
Cumbria - 4 £27,500 -
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 197 (50.64%) .NET
1 197 (50.64%) Microsoft
2 196 (50.39%) C#
3 192 (49.36%) Agile Software Development
4 185 (47.56%) SQL Server
5 132 (33.93%) MVC
5 132 (33.93%) ASP.NET
6 128 (32.90%) SQL
7 122 (31.36%) Windows
8 121 (31.11%) Amazon AWS
9 105 (26.99%) JavaScript
10 92 (23.65%) MS Excel
11 91 (23.39%) TDD
12 86 (22.11%) Scrum
12 86 (22.11%) HTML
13 79 (20.31%) ASP.NET MVC
14 74 (19.02%) VMware
15 71 (18.25%) .NET Framework
16 68 (17.48%) AngularJS
17 64 (16.45%) CSS
18 62 (15.94%) Windows Server
19 61 (15.68%) Active Directory
20 60 (15.42%) Web Development
21 59 (15.17%) WCF
21 59 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
22 57 (14.65%) jQuery
23 54 (13.88%) WPF
23 54 (13.88%) Software Engineering
23 54 (13.88%) MongoDB
24 53 (13.62%) 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 (12.60%) SharePoint
2 23 (5.91%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (4.88%) MS Exchange
4 16 (4.11%) CMS
5 15 (3.86%) IIS
6 13 (3.34%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (3.34%) OpenStack
6 13 (3.34%) Umbraco
7 9 (2.31%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (2.31%) Skype for Business
7 9 (2.31%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.31%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.06%) Drupal
8 8 (2.06%) WordPress
9 7 (1.80%) Apache
9 7 (1.80%) JBoss
10 6 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.29%) Apache Solr
11 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 92 (23.65%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.80%) MS Office
3 2 (0.51%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (5.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 121 (31.11%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (12.60%) Office 365
3 26 (6.68%) IaaS
4 25 (6.43%) PaaS
5 20 (5.14%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (4.37%) SaaS
8 6 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.77%) Heroku
9 3 (0.77%) Yammer
10 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.51%) GitHub
10 2 (0.51%) 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 25 (6.43%) Internet
2 23 (5.91%) SAN
3 21 (5.40%) Firewall
4 16 (4.11%) VPN
5 14 (3.60%) DNS
6 10 (2.57%) HTTP
7 9 (2.31%) DHCP
7 9 (2.31%) LAN
8 7 (1.80%) NetScaler
9 6 (1.54%) Broadband
9 6 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (1.54%) IP Telephony
9 6 (1.54%) IPsec
9 6 (1.54%) Wireless
10 5 (1.29%) Cisco ISE
10 5 (1.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (1.29%) Network Security
10 5 (1.29%) SSL
10 5 (1.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (47.56%) SQL Server
2 54 (13.88%) MongoDB
3 42 (10.80%) SQL Server 2014
4 37 (9.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (7.71%) Azure SQL Database
5 30 (7.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (7.46%) MySQL
7 25 (6.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (5.91%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (4.63%) NoSQL
10 17 (4.37%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (3.86%) DB2
12 13 (3.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 12 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (2.31%) Neo4j
15 9 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (2.06%) Hadoop
17 6 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
18 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 49 (12.60%) Git (software)
2 32 (8.23%) TeamCity
3 30 (7.71%) NUnit
4 29 (7.46%) Visual Studio
5 28 (7.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (5.66%) Jenkins
7 16 (4.11%) JIRA
8 12 (3.08%) Cucumber
8 12 (3.08%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (3.08%) SpecFlow
9 10 (2.57%) Vagrant
10 9 (2.31%) Maven
11 6 (1.54%) Selenium
12 5 (1.29%) Jasmine
12 5 (1.29%) Subversion
13 4 (1.03%) Mercurial
13 4 (1.03%) MSTest
14 3 (0.77%) WebDriver
15 2 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 2 (0.51%) JBehave
General
1 34 (8.74%) Finance
2 21 (5.40%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.88%) Games
4 18 (4.63%) Publishing
5 15 (3.86%) Retail
6 11 (2.83%) Legal
7 7 (1.80%) Banking
8 6 (1.54%) Marketing
9 5 (1.29%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.03%) Automotive
11 3 (0.77%) Law
11 3 (0.77%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.51%) Back Office
13 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 167 (42.93%) Developer
2 91 (23.39%) .NET Developer
3 68 (17.48%) C# Developer
4 51 (13.11%) Senior Developer
5 49 (12.60%) C# .NET Developer
6 43 (11.05%) ASP.NET Developer
7 32 (8.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 29 (7.46%) Architect
9 28 (7.20%) Junior
9 28 (7.20%) Tester
10 25 (6.43%) Senior C# Developer
11 23 (5.91%) Graduate
11 23 (5.91%) Graduate Developer
11 23 (5.91%) Junior Developer
12 22 (5.66%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 22 (5.66%) Junior .NET Developer
12 22 (5.66%) QA Tester
13 21 (5.40%) Consultant
13 21 (5.40%) Senior .NET Developer
14 20 (5.14%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (50.64%) .NET
2 132 (33.93%) ASP.NET
3 86 (22.11%) HTML
4 79 (20.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 71 (18.25%) .NET Framework
6 68 (17.48%) AngularJS
7 64 (16.45%) CSS
8 59 (15.17%) WCF
9 57 (14.65%) jQuery
10 54 (13.88%) WPF
11 46 (11.83%) Entity Framework
12 39 (10.03%) Web Services
13 37 (9.51%) ASP.NET Web API
14 35 (9.00%) RESTful
15 34 (8.74%) REST
15 34 (8.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 30 (7.71%) XML
17 25 (6.43%) Node.js
18 23 (5.91%) MSMQ
19 22 (5.66%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.46%) Computer Science
3 23 (5.91%) Data Centre
4 19 (4.88%) Replication
5 17 (4.37%) iPad
6 16 (4.11%) Clustering
7 13 (3.34%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (3.34%) User Experience
8 12 (3.08%) Public Cloud
9 11 (2.83%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (2.31%) Xbox
11 8 (2.06%) CMDB
11 8 (2.06%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.80%) N-Tier
13 6 (1.54%) Social Media
14 5 (1.29%) Blackberry
14 5 (1.29%) PKI
15 4 (1.03%) Fintech
15 4 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 122 (31.36%) Windows
2 62 (15.94%) Windows Server
3 38 (9.77%) Linux
4 24 (6.17%) Windows 10
5 23 (5.91%) Mac OS X
6 12 (3.08%) Android
6 12 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (2.06%) Apple iOS
9 8 (2.06%) Unix
10 4 (1.03%) CentOS
11 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.26%) VMS
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (49.36%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (33.93%) MVC
3 91 (23.39%) TDD
4 86 (22.11%) Scrum
5 60 (15.42%) Web Development
6 59 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (13.88%) Software Engineering
8 50 (12.85%) BDD
9 48 (12.34%) DevOps
9 48 (12.34%) Mentoring
10 43 (11.05%) OO
11 35 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
11 35 (9.00%) Kanban
12 33 (8.48%) CRM
12 33 (8.48%) Project Management
13 32 (8.23%) E-Commerce
13 32 (8.23%) ITIL
13 32 (8.23%) Migration
14 28 (7.20%) Line Management
14 28 (7.20%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 196 (50.39%) C#
2 128 (32.90%) SQL
3 105 (26.99%) JavaScript
4 40 (10.28%) Java
5 34 (8.74%) Ruby
6 32 (8.23%) T-SQL
7 19 (4.88%) F#
8 17 (4.37%) Scala
8 17 (4.37%) VB
9 13 (3.34%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.08%) PHP
11 10 (2.57%) Python
11 10 (2.57%) TypeScript
12 9 (2.31%) Clojure
12 9 (2.31%) Groovy
13 7 (1.80%) VBA
14 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 1 (0.26%) C++
16 1 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (8.74%) ISEB
2 33 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (6.94%) Degree
4 13 (3.34%) MCSE
5 8 (2.06%) PMI Certification
5 8 (2.06%) PMP
6 7 (1.80%) CCNA
6 7 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.80%) EMC Certification
7 6 (1.54%) MCSA
8 4 (1.03%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.03%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.03%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.26%) CCA
10 1 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.26%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (11.83%) QA
2 3 (0.77%) SLA
3 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (15.68%) Active Directory
2 53 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.40%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (4.63%) 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 (0.51%) 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 19 (4.88%) Kibana
2 16 (4.11%) Puppet
3 13 (3.34%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (3.34%) SCCM
4 12 (3.08%) SCVMM
5 9 (2.31%) Grafana
5 9 (2.31%) Graphite
5 9 (2.31%) Packer
5 9 (2.31%) Terraform
5 9 (2.31%) Uchiwa
6 7 (1.80%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.03%) Cacti
8 3 (0.77%) Ansible
8 3 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.77%) SCOM
9 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.51%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.51%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.26%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 197 (50.64%) Microsoft
2 74 (19.02%) VMware
3 33 (8.48%) Google
4 31 (7.97%) Cisco
5 22 (5.66%) EMC
5 22 (5.66%) IBM
6 21 (5.40%) Citrix
7 18 (4.63%) HP
7 18 (4.63%) Oracle
8 13 (3.34%) NetApp
8 13 (3.34%) RedGate
9 12 (3.08%) Sitecore
10 10 (2.57%) Juniper
11 9 (2.31%) Atlassian
11 9 (2.31%) BMC
11 9 (2.31%) MuleSoft
11 9 (2.31%) WSO2
12 8 (2.06%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.06%) Sencha
12 8 (2.06%) Xamarin
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Concept Resourcing
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Car, Certified Training, Overtime
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Competitive plus benefits and bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
eCom Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Linking Humans Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + flexi-time +33 days holidays+ more
Posted: 4 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
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Merseyside
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £51000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Cognitive Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Car allowance, lucrative % £ bonus scheme
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago