Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 71 130
Rank change year-on-year +28 +59 -16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 163 79 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.25% 3.44% 1.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.03% 30.15% 21.03%
Number of salaries quoted 155 75 48
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £30,950 £31,250 £27,275
90th Percentile £68,750 £55,000 £54,875
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

Microsoft Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 479 262 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.42% 11.41% 8.12%
Number of salaries quoted 403 223 225
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,750 £21,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £57,500 £60,750
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Cheshire

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft Azure in Cheshire

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Cheshire over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in Cheshire

Microsoft Azure
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 17 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +38 65 £62,500 +38.89% 8
Chester +7 30 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Knutsford -34 13 £51,250 -14.58%
Crewe -3 12 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Alderley Edge - 10 £40,000 - 2
Wilmslow +22 4 £37,500 -36.88%
Macclesfield -2 3 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Northwich +6 1 £50,000 +17.65%
Ellesmere Port - 1 £45,000 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 95 (58.28%) Microsoft
2 87 (53.37%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (51.53%) SQL Server
4 80 (49.08%) .NET
5 76 (46.63%) C#
6 65 (39.88%) ASP.NET
6 65 (39.88%) MVC
7 56 (34.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 44 (26.99%) SQL
9 43 (26.38%) Windows
10 40 (24.54%) AngularJS
10 40 (24.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 40 (24.54%) ASP.NET Web API
10 40 (24.54%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 37 (22.70%) SQL Server 2014
12 36 (22.09%) TDD
13 35 (21.47%) MongoDB
14 33 (20.25%) Web Application Development
14 33 (20.25%) WPF
15 32 (19.63%) Kanban
15 32 (19.63%) OO
15 32 (19.63%) KnockoutJS
15 32 (19.63%) TeamCity
16 31 (19.02%) RabbitMQ
16 31 (19.02%) Amazon AWS
16 31 (19.02%) Node.js
16 31 (19.02%) Ruby
16 31 (19.02%) WSUS
17 30 (18.40%) Multithreading
17 30 (18.40%) Business Desktop Deployment

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 30 (18.40%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (9.20%) SharePoint
3 13 (7.98%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (4.91%) IIS
5 7 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.07%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (3.07%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.84%) Apache
7 3 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.84%) WordPress
8 2 (1.23%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.23%) JBoss
8 2 (1.23%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.61%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.61%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (19.02%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (18.40%) Office 365
3 15 (9.20%) IaaS
4 12 (7.36%) PaaS
4 12 (7.36%) SaaS
5 11 (6.75%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (5.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.84%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.23%) GitHub
8 2 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.29%) DNS
1 7 (4.29%) LAN
1 7 (4.29%) WAN
2 6 (3.68%) DHCP
3 4 (2.45%) Firewall
3 4 (2.45%) SAN
4 3 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.84%) VoIP
5 2 (1.23%) Internet
5 2 (1.23%) Skype
5 2 (1.23%) VPN
6 1 (0.61%) HTTP
6 1 (0.61%) LDAP
6 1 (0.61%) MPLS
6 1 (0.61%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.61%) Network Security
6 1 (0.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (51.53%) SQL Server
2 37 (22.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 35 (21.47%) MongoDB
4 25 (15.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (11.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (11.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (7.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (6.75%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (4.29%) Power BI
9 6 (3.68%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (3.07%) MySQL
11 4 (2.45%) QlikView
12 3 (1.84%) DB2
12 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (1.84%) RavenDB
13 2 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (1.23%) Big Data
13 2 (1.23%) MariaDB
13 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (19.63%) TeamCity
2 18 (11.04%) Visual Studio
3 11 (6.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (6.13%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.29%) Git (software)
5 7 (4.29%) JIRA
6 4 (2.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.84%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.61%) Moq
9 1 (0.61%) NUnit
9 1 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (14.72%) Finance
2 18 (11.04%) Retail
3 6 (3.68%) Advertising
3 6 (3.68%) Banking
4 5 (3.07%) Games
5 4 (2.45%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.84%) Publishing
7 2 (1.23%) Law
7 2 (1.23%) Legal
7 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 83 (50.92%) Developer
2 45 (27.61%) .NET Developer
3 30 (18.40%) Messaging Developer
4 11 (6.75%) Architect
4 11 (6.75%) C# Developer
4 11 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (6.75%) Senior Developer
4 11 (6.75%) Web Developer
5 8 (4.91%) Cloud Engineer
5 8 (4.91%) SQL Developer
5 8 (4.91%) Support Engineer
6 7 (4.29%) Lead Developer
7 6 (3.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (3.68%) Analyst
7 6 (3.68%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (3.68%) Cloud Specialist
8 5 (3.07%) .NET Development Manager
8 5 (3.07%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.07%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (49.08%) .NET
2 65 (39.88%) ASP.NET
3 56 (34.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 40 (24.54%) AngularJS
4 40 (24.54%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 40 (24.54%) ASP.NET Web API
4 40 (24.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 33 (20.25%) WPF
6 32 (19.63%) KnockoutJS
7 31 (19.02%) Node.js
7 31 (19.02%) RabbitMQ
8 30 (18.40%) MSMQ
8 30 (18.40%) RESTful
9 24 (14.72%) .NET Framework
10 22 (13.50%) HTML
11 21 (12.88%) CSS
12 19 (11.66%) Web Services
13 16 (9.82%) Entity Framework
14 13 (7.98%) HTML5
14 13 (7.98%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.36%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (4.91%) iPad
3 5 (3.07%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.07%) User Experience
4 4 (2.45%) Fintech
4 4 (2.45%) FMCG
4 4 (2.45%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.45%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.23%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) iPhone
6 2 (1.23%) PKI
6 2 (1.23%) Replication
7 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.38%) Windows
2 16 (9.82%) Windows Server
3 11 (6.75%) Linux
4 5 (3.07%) Android
4 5 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.45%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.84%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.23%) AIX
7 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.23%) Unix
7 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.61%) VMS
8 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (53.37%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (39.88%) MVC
3 36 (22.09%) TDD
4 33 (20.25%) Web Application Development
5 32 (19.63%) Kanban
5 32 (19.63%) OO
6 30 (18.40%) Dependency Injection
6 30 (18.40%) Multithreading
7 28 (17.18%) DevOps
8 20 (12.27%) Scrum
9 19 (11.66%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (9.20%) ITIL
10 15 (9.20%) Mentoring
11 12 (7.36%) Web Development
12 10 (6.13%) Project Management
13 9 (5.52%) Microservices
14 8 (4.91%) Break/Fix
14 8 (4.91%) Software Engineering
15 7 (4.29%) IT Strategy
15 7 (4.29%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (46.63%) C#
2 44 (26.99%) SQL
3 31 (19.02%) Ruby
4 30 (18.40%) F#
5 20 (12.27%) JavaScript
6 14 (8.59%) PowerShell
7 10 (6.13%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.07%) Java
9 4 (2.45%) VBA
10 2 (1.23%) PHP
10 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.23%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.61%) Groovy
11 1 (0.61%) Perl
11 1 (0.61%) Python
11 1 (0.61%) VB
11 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (6.13%) MCSE
1 10 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.84%) Degree
2 3 (1.84%) MCP
3 2 (1.23%) MCSA
4 1 (0.61%) CCNA
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.68%) SLA
2 4 (2.45%) GDPR
3 3 (1.84%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (15.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.13%) Hyper-V
3 9 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 31 (19.02%) WSUS
2 30 (18.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 30 (18.40%) Kibana
3 7 (4.29%) SCCM
4 4 (2.45%) Ansible
4 4 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.45%) Puppet
5 3 (1.84%) Perfmon
6 2 (1.23%) Ambari
6 2 (1.23%) CA Wily
6 2 (1.23%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.23%) SCOM
7 1 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.61%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 95 (58.28%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.82%) VMware
3 8 (4.91%) Citrix
4 5 (3.07%) Cisco
5 4 (2.45%) Oracle
6 3 (1.84%) AppDynamics
6 3 (1.84%) NetApp
7 2 (1.23%) CA
7 2 (1.23%) Capita
7 2 (1.23%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.23%) Google
7 2 (1.23%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.61%) Avaya
8 1 (0.61%) Dell
8 1 (0.61%) IBM
8 1 (0.61%) McAfee
8 1 (0.61%) Remedy
8 1 (0.61%) Symantec
8 1 (0.61%) Veeam