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

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 79 175 205
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +30
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 181 73 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.30% 1.20% 0.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.33% 16.29% 16.13%
Number of salaries quoted 149 69 47
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 £25,000 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £50,000
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
543 448 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.91% 7.35% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 437 364 256
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 £29,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £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 31 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 31 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 +56 110 £47,500 +6.74% 27
Cheshire +47 41 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Merseyside +30 23 £42,500 -19.04% 2
Lancashire +10 11 £38,500 -14.44% 2
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 189 (53.69%) SQL Server
2 181 (51.42%) Microsoft
3 178 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
4 175 (49.72%) C#
4 175 (49.72%) .NET
5 138 (39.20%) Windows
6 122 (34.66%) SQL
7 115 (32.67%) MVC
8 114 (32.39%) ASP.NET
9 106 (30.11%) Amazon AWS
10 95 (26.99%) MS Excel
11 86 (24.43%) JavaScript
12 74 (21.02%) TDD
13 73 (20.74%) Windows Server
14 71 (20.17%) Scrum
14 71 (20.17%) VMware
15 67 (19.03%) HTML
16 65 (18.47%) Active Directory
16 65 (18.47%) Software Engineering
16 65 (18.47%) ASP.NET MVC
17 61 (17.33%) Office 365
18 55 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
18 55 (15.63%) WPF
19 54 (15.34%) .NET Framework
20 52 (14.77%) Internet
20 52 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
21 51 (14.49%) AngularJS
21 51 (14.49%) OO
22 50 (14.20%) Java
22 50 (14.20%) 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 39 (11.08%) SharePoint
2 31 (8.81%) Node.js
3 18 (5.11%) MS Exchange
4 15 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (3.41%) OpenStack
6 11 (3.13%) CMS
7 10 (2.84%) Skype for Business
8 9 (2.56%) IIS
8 9 (2.56%) Umbraco
9 8 (2.27%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.70%) Drupal
10 6 (1.70%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (1.70%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.70%) WordPress
11 4 (1.14%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 95 (26.99%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.97%) MS Office
3 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 106 (30.11%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (17.33%) Office 365
3 29 (8.24%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (5.68%) IaaS
4 20 (5.68%) PaaS
5 16 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (3.41%) SaaS
7 3 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.85%) Heroku
8 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.57%) GitHub
8 2 (0.57%) Yammer
9 1 (0.28%) Engine Yard
9 1 (0.28%) Force.com
9 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.28%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.28%) Trello
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (14.77%) Internet
2 34 (9.66%) Firewall
3 24 (6.82%) VPN
4 21 (5.97%) LAN
5 20 (5.68%) VLAN
6 19 (5.40%) WAN
7 17 (4.83%) SAN
8 16 (4.55%) HTTP
9 8 (2.27%) DNS
10 5 (1.42%) DHCP
10 5 (1.42%) NetScaler
11 4 (1.14%) Skype
12 3 (0.85%) VoIP
13 2 (0.57%) Intranet
13 2 (0.57%) IPsec
13 2 (0.57%) MPLS
13 2 (0.57%) SMTP
13 2 (0.57%) SSL
13 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
13 2 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (53.69%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.38%) MongoDB
3 32 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
4 27 (7.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (6.82%) SQL Server 2014
6 23 (6.53%) NoSQL
7 22 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (5.40%) MySQL
9 17 (4.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (3.98%) DB2
12 13 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (2.27%) Hadoop
13 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.99%) Neo4j
15 6 (1.70%) Crystal Reports
15 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 3 (0.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 46 (13.07%) Git (software)
2 37 (10.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (10.51%) Visual Studio
3 31 (8.81%) NUnit
4 22 (6.25%) TeamCity
5 19 (5.40%) Jenkins
6 14 (3.98%) JIRA
7 9 (2.56%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (2.27%) Vagrant
9 7 (1.99%) Maven
9 7 (1.99%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.70%) Mercurial
10 6 (1.70%) Selenium
10 6 (1.70%) Subversion
11 5 (1.42%) Jasmine
12 4 (1.14%) MSTest
12 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.57%) JBehave
General
1 26 (7.39%) Finance
2 20 (5.68%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.98%) Publishing
4 12 (3.41%) Games
5 10 (2.84%) Retail
6 6 (1.70%) Legal
7 4 (1.14%) Automotive
7 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.85%) Banking
8 3 (0.85%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.57%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 135 (38.35%) Developer
2 67 (19.03%) .NET Developer
3 48 (13.64%) C# Developer
4 40 (11.36%) Senior Developer
5 36 (10.23%) ASP.NET Developer
6 33 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 26 (7.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 25 (7.10%) Tester
9 21 (5.97%) Architect
9 21 (5.97%) SQL Developer
10 20 (5.68%) Junior
11 19 (5.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 18 (5.11%) QA Tester
12 18 (5.11%) Software Manager
13 17 (4.83%) Consultant
13 17 (4.83%) Senior C# Developer
14 16 (4.55%) Graduate Developer
14 16 (4.55%) Junior Developer
14 16 (4.55%) Software Engineer
14 16 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (49.72%) .NET
2 114 (32.39%) ASP.NET
3 67 (19.03%) HTML
4 65 (18.47%) ASP.NET MVC
5 55 (15.63%) WPF
6 54 (15.34%) .NET Framework
7 51 (14.49%) AngularJS
8 49 (13.92%) CSS
9 48 (13.64%) WCF
10 44 (12.50%) jQuery
11 43 (12.22%) Web Services
12 42 (11.93%) REST
13 41 (11.65%) ASP.NET Web API
14 37 (10.51%) Entity Framework
15 26 (7.39%) RESTful
15 26 (7.39%) XML
16 22 (6.25%) SOAP
17 21 (5.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 20 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 18 (5.11%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 52 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.81%) Data Centre
3 26 (7.39%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.55%) N-Tier
5 12 (3.41%) Replication
6 10 (2.84%) User Experience
7 9 (2.56%) Clustering
7 9 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (2.56%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.27%) CMDB
9 7 (1.99%) iPad
9 7 (1.99%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.70%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.42%) Xbox
12 4 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.14%) Fintech
12 4 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (1.14%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.85%) PKI
13 3 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 138 (39.20%) Windows
2 73 (20.74%) Windows Server
3 40 (11.36%) Windows 10
4 32 (9.09%) Linux
5 26 (7.39%) Mac OS X
6 16 (4.55%) Windows 8
7 15 (4.26%) Windows 7
8 14 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (2.84%) Android
9 10 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (2.27%) Unix
11 7 (1.99%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.14%) CentOS
13 4 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (32.67%) MVC
3 74 (21.02%) TDD
4 71 (20.17%) Scrum
5 65 (18.47%) Software Engineering
6 55 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (14.49%) OO
8 50 (14.20%) Mentoring
9 45 (12.78%) Web Development
10 37 (10.51%) SOA
11 36 (10.23%) ITIL
12 35 (9.94%) Project Management
13 34 (9.66%) BDD
13 34 (9.66%) DevOps
14 30 (8.52%) Automated Testing
14 30 (8.52%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (8.24%) Migration
15 29 (8.24%) Multithreading
16 25 (7.10%) E-Commerce
16 25 (7.10%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 175 (49.72%) C#
2 122 (34.66%) SQL
3 86 (24.43%) JavaScript
4 50 (14.20%) Java
5 25 (7.10%) Ruby
6 23 (6.53%) T-SQL
7 18 (5.11%) TypeScript
7 18 (5.11%) VB
8 15 (4.26%) Scala
9 14 (3.98%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.69%) PHP
11 12 (3.41%) F#
12 10 (2.84%) Python
13 9 (2.56%) VBA
14 7 (1.99%) Clojure
14 7 (1.99%) Groovy
15 4 (1.14%) C++
16 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.85%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (9.09%) ISEB
2 25 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (6.82%) Degree
4 20 (5.68%) CCNA
4 20 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (4.26%) CCNP
5 15 (4.26%) MCSE
6 9 (2.56%) MCSA
7 8 (2.27%) PMI Certification
7 8 (2.27%) PMP
8 6 (1.70%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.14%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.14%) Security Cleared
10 3 (0.85%) EMC Certification
10 3 (0.85%) MCT
11 2 (0.57%) CCA
11 2 (0.57%) CCDP
11 2 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (0.85%) SLA
3 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 65 (18.47%) Active Directory
2 50 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.83%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.27%) XenApp
5 6 (1.70%) Docker
6 5 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.42%) vSphere
6 5 (1.42%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.42%) XenServer
7 4 (1.14%) vCloud
8 3 (0.85%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.57%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.28%) NDS
10 1 (0.28%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.28%) NFS
10 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (3.69%) SCCM
2 12 (3.41%) Kibana
2 12 (3.41%) Puppet
3 11 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (2.84%) SCVMM
5 7 (1.99%) Grafana
5 7 (1.99%) Graphite
5 7 (1.99%) Packer
5 7 (1.99%) Terraform
5 7 (1.99%) Uchiwa
6 3 (0.85%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.85%) SCOM
7 2 (0.57%) Ansible
7 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.57%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.28%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 181 (51.42%) Microsoft
2 71 (20.17%) VMware
3 25 (7.10%) Cisco
4 24 (6.82%) Google
4 24 (6.82%) Juniper
5 20 (5.68%) Citrix
6 18 (5.11%) HP
7 17 (4.83%) EMC
7 17 (4.83%) IBM
8 16 (4.55%) Oracle
9 13 (3.69%) NetApp
10 10 (2.84%) CheckPoint
11 9 (2.56%) BMC
11 9 (2.56%) Sitecore
12 7 (1.99%) Atlassian
12 7 (1.99%) MuleSoft
12 7 (1.99%) WSO2
13 6 (1.70%) RedGate
13 6 (1.70%) Sencha
13 6 (1.70%) Xamarin
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