Period
to 16 June 2019

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 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 43 49
Rank change year-on-year +25 +6 +18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 204 195 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 10.03% 6.26% 4.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.30% 33.80% 31.41%
Number of salaries quoted 172 167 113
Cheshire median annual salary £47,125 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.75% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £29,375 £30,277 £30,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,250 £68,750
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 562 577 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 27.64% 18.52% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 429 464 328
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,100
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,375 £68,750
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%

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 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 2019. 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 -10 50 £47,500 -13.64% 8
Chester +7 31 £35,000 -30.00% 6
Crewe +30 28 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Knutsford +31 22 £32,500 -53.57%
Wilmslow +20 14 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Nantwich +6 12 £41,250 +50.00%
Macclesfield +11 6 £50,000 +66.67% 4
Northwich - 4 £58,750 - 1
Alderley Edge - 2 £32,500 - 1
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 82 (40.20%) .NET
1 82 (40.20%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (37.25%) C#
2 76 (37.25%) Microsoft
3 75 (36.76%) Windows
4 74 (36.27%) Active Directory
5 63 (30.88%) SQL Server
6 57 (27.94%) Office 365
7 55 (26.96%) SQL
8 54 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (26.47%) Windows Server
9 49 (24.02%) DevOps
10 44 (21.57%) VMware
11 42 (20.59%) PowerShell
12 41 (20.10%) JavaScript
13 37 (18.14%) MVC
13 37 (18.14%) AngularJS
14 35 (17.16%) Linux
15 34 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 33 (16.18%) Cisco
16 33 (16.18%) DNS
17 32 (15.69%) Degree
18 29 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
19 26 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
20 25 (12.25%) HTML
21 24 (11.76%) .NET Framework
21 24 (11.76%) ASP.NET
21 24 (11.76%) CSS
21 24 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
22 23 (11.27%) Firewall

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 22 (10.78%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.90%) IIS
4 7 (3.43%) Confluence
4 7 (3.43%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (2.94%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 82 (40.20%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (27.94%) Office 365
3 19 (9.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (8.82%) Power Platform
5 17 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (5.88%) SaaS
7 7 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (3.43%) IaaS
7 7 (3.43%) Microsoft Flow
8 6 (2.94%) Serverless
9 5 (2.45%) FinancialForce
10 4 (1.96%) PaaS
11 3 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (1.47%) GitHub
11 3 (1.47%) Heroku
12 2 (0.98%) Engine Yard
12 2 (0.98%) Google Play
12 2 (0.98%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.49%) Dialogflow
13 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.18%) DNS
2 23 (11.27%) Firewall
3 20 (9.80%) DHCP
4 15 (7.35%) SAN
4 15 (7.35%) VLAN
5 12 (5.88%) NAS
6 11 (5.39%) TCP/IP
7 9 (4.41%) VPN
8 8 (3.92%) LAN
9 7 (3.43%) WAN
10 6 (2.94%) MPLS
10 6 (2.94%) VoIP
11 5 (2.45%) DMVPN
11 5 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.96%) IPsec
12 4 (1.96%) Skype
13 3 (1.47%) Network Security
14 2 (0.98%) DMZ
14 2 (0.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (30.88%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.90%) Power BI
3 9 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.92%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.94%) MySQL
5 6 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.45%) RavenDB
6 5 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.96%) GIS
7 4 (1.96%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.98%) Redis
9 1 (0.49%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.49%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 18 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.35%) Jenkins
3 14 (6.86%) Visual Studio
4 10 (4.90%) TeamCity
5 9 (4.41%) JIRA
5 9 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.92%) Bitbucket
7 5 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.98%) CA Release Automation
8 2 (0.98%) git-flow
8 2 (0.98%) RSpec
9 1 (0.49%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.49%) NUnit
9 1 (0.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (8.33%) Banking
2 16 (7.84%) Finance
3 6 (2.94%) Marketing
4 4 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.47%) Advertising
5 3 (1.47%) Games
6 2 (0.98%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (36.27%) Developer
2 31 (15.20%) .NET Developer
3 25 (12.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (11.27%) Senior Developer
5 20 (9.80%) C# Developer
6 18 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
7 16 (7.84%) Architect
7 16 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
8 14 (6.86%) Software Developer
9 12 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
9 12 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (5.39%) Server Engineer
11 10 (4.90%) C# Programmer
11 10 (4.90%) Programmer
12 9 (4.41%) Network Systems Engineer
12 9 (4.41%) Support Engineer
13 8 (3.92%) Applications Engineer
13 8 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
13 8 (3.92%) IT Engineer
13 8 (3.92%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (40.20%) .NET
2 37 (18.14%) AngularJS
3 25 (12.25%) HTML
4 24 (11.76%) .NET Framework
4 24 (11.76%) ASP.NET
4 24 (11.76%) CSS
5 23 (11.27%) .NET Core
6 21 (10.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (8.82%) Entity Framework
8 15 (7.35%) WCF
8 15 (7.35%) Web Services
9 14 (6.86%) React
10 12 (5.88%) LINQ
10 12 (5.88%) Vue.js
11 11 (5.39%) REST
12 9 (4.41%) RESTful
13 8 (3.92%) HTML5
13 8 (3.92%) Node.js
14 7 (3.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (7.84%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (6.37%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (5.39%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.43%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.94%) Replication
6 5 (2.45%) PKI
6 5 (2.45%) User Experience
7 4 (1.96%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.96%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.96%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.47%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.98%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.98%) iPhone
9 2 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.49%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.49%) EPoS
10 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (36.76%) Windows
2 54 (26.47%) Windows Server
3 35 (17.16%) Linux
4 17 (8.33%) Android
5 12 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (4.90%) CentOS
6 10 (4.90%) Ubuntu
6 10 (4.90%) Windows 10
6 10 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.41%) Mac OS X
8 8 (3.92%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.94%) Unix
10 5 (2.45%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.96%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (24.02%) DevOps
3 37 (18.14%) MVC
4 34 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 24 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (10.78%) Scrum
7 19 (9.31%) Microservices
8 17 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (8.33%) Technology Roadmap
9 16 (7.84%) Software Engineering
10 15 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (7.35%) ETL
10 15 (7.35%) Migration
11 14 (6.86%) Fintech
11 14 (6.86%) TDD
12 13 (6.37%) Artificial Intelligence
12 13 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (6.37%) Deployment Automation
13 12 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
14 10 (4.90%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 76 (37.25%) C#
2 55 (26.96%) SQL
3 42 (20.59%) PowerShell
4 41 (20.10%) JavaScript
5 18 (8.82%) Python
5 18 (8.82%) T-SQL
6 16 (7.84%) Java
7 13 (6.37%) TypeScript
8 12 (5.88%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.92%) R
9 8 (3.92%) Ruby
9 8 (3.92%) VBScript
10 7 (3.43%) PHP
11 5 (2.45%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.96%) ES6
12 4 (1.96%) Go
13 1 (0.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (15.69%) Degree
2 29 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (7.84%) MCSA
4 14 (6.86%) MCSE
5 13 (6.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (4.41%) RHCA
8 8 (3.92%) MCITP
9 5 (2.45%) MCSD
9 5 (2.45%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.45%) Security Cleared
10 4 (1.96%) MCP
10 4 (1.96%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.98%) CCNA
11 2 (0.98%) CCNP
11 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.49%) CISA
12 1 (0.49%) CISM
12 1 (0.49%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.41%) SLA
2 8 (3.92%) GDPR
3 7 (3.43%) QA
4 6 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 74 (36.27%) Active Directory
2 26 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.84%) Docker
4 14 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.90%) Hyper-V
6 9 (4.41%) pfSense
7 8 (3.92%) vSphere
8 2 (0.98%) XenApp
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.49%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (7.84%) Ansible
3 13 (6.37%) Kubernetes
4 9 (4.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (4.41%) WSUS
5 8 (3.92%) Puppet
5 8 (3.92%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (3.43%) Terraform
7 5 (2.45%) CASB
7 5 (2.45%) Salt
8 3 (1.47%) SCCM
9 2 (0.98%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.49%) PaperCut
10 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (37.25%) Microsoft
2 44 (21.57%) VMware
3 33 (16.18%) Cisco
4 17 (8.33%) HP
5 10 (4.90%) Dell
5 10 (4.90%) Red Hat
6 9 (4.41%) Aruba
6 9 (4.41%) Citrix
6 9 (4.41%) CommVault
6 9 (4.41%) Meraki
6 9 (4.41%) WatchGuard
7 8 (3.92%) Google
8 7 (3.43%) Nintex
9 6 (2.94%) NetApp
10 5 (2.45%) Informatica
10 5 (2.45%) MuleSoft
10 5 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (2.45%) SaltStack
10 5 (2.45%) Xamarin
11 4 (1.96%) Facebook