Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 45 60
Rank change year-on-year +10 +15 +81
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 220 147 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.58% 5.43% 3.92%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.86% 37.79% 37.55%
Number of salaries quoted 178 146 75
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,525 £32,125 £23,150
90th Percentile £69,125 £68,750 £50,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 552 389 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.01% 14.38% 10.44%
Number of salaries quoted 448 327 186
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £56,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 +11 105 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Chester +24 50 £50,000 +29.87% 7
Knutsford +2 14 £71,250 +35.71% 1
Crewe 0 12 £40,000 -20.00%
Macclesfield +9 8 £30,000 -29.41% 2
Nantwich - 5 £27,500 - 1
Runcorn +14 1 £42,500 +14.86% 1
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 105 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (47.27%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (37.73%) Microsoft
4 82 (37.27%) Windows
5 79 (35.91%) .NET
6 70 (31.82%) C#
7 69 (31.36%) SQL Server
8 68 (30.91%) DevOps
9 57 (25.91%) Linux
9 57 (25.91%) Scrum
10 56 (25.45%) Active Directory
11 52 (23.64%) MVC
12 51 (23.18%) SQL
12 51 (23.18%) Continuous Integration
13 50 (22.73%) Git (software)
14 48 (21.82%) JavaScript
14 48 (21.82%) Jenkins
15 46 (20.91%) ASP.NET
16 45 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC
17 44 (20.00%) Ansible
17 44 (20.00%) Windows Server
18 41 (18.64%) CSS
18 41 (18.64%) HTML
19 40 (18.18%) AngularJS
20 37 (16.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 36 (16.36%) Office 365
22 35 (15.91%) Software Engineering
23 33 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
24 31 (14.09%) Unit Testing
25 30 (13.64%) TDD

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 16 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.18%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.82%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.36%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.36%) IIS
6 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
7 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.45%) Confluence
7 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.45%) JBoss
7 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.91%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.45%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 104 (47.27%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (16.36%) Office 365
3 17 (7.73%) SaaS
4 13 (5.91%) IaaS
5 9 (4.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (3.18%) PaaS
7 5 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.36%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.91%) NuGet
10 1 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.91%) Network Security
2 22 (10.00%) WAN
3 19 (8.64%) LAN
4 17 (7.73%) SAN
5 13 (5.91%) DNS
6 10 (4.55%) Firewall
6 10 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 7 (3.18%) VPN
8 6 (2.73%) BGP
8 6 (2.73%) DHCP
8 6 (2.73%) EIGRP
8 6 (2.73%) MPLS
9 5 (2.27%) VLAN
9 5 (2.27%) Wireless
10 4 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (1.82%) SSL
10 4 (1.82%) VoIP
11 3 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (31.36%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.91%) MongoDB
3 22 (10.00%) RavenDB
4 20 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (7.73%) Big Data
6 11 (5.00%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.27%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.91%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.45%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.45%) MySQL
11 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 50 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 48 (21.82%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.09%) JIRA
4 7 (3.18%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.73%) Moq
5 6 (2.73%) NUnit
5 6 (2.73%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.82%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (1.36%) Maven
7 3 (1.36%) Selenium
7 3 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.91%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.91%) CA Release Automation
9 1 (0.45%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.45%) Hudson
9 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.45%) webpack
9 1 (0.45%) WiX
General
1 15 (6.82%) Advertising
2 14 (6.36%) Finance
2 14 (6.36%) Retail
3 10 (4.55%) Banking
4 5 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.27%) Law
5 4 (1.82%) Games
5 4 (1.82%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.36%) Automotive
7 2 (0.91%) Publishing
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (22.73%) Developer
2 42 (19.09%) .NET Developer
3 37 (16.82%) Architect
4 29 (13.18%) DevOps Engineer
5 24 (10.91%) Software Engineer
6 20 (9.09%) .NET Software Engineer
7 17 (7.73%) Technical Architect
8 16 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (6.36%) Cloud Engineer
10 14 (6.36%) Lead DevOps
11 10 (4.55%) Administrator
11 10 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
11 10 (4.55%) Support Engineer
12 9 (4.09%) Infrastructure Support
12 9 (4.09%) Lead DevOps Engineer
13 8 (3.64%) Azure DevOps
13 8 (3.64%) Cloud Architect
13 8 (3.64%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (35.91%) .NET
2 46 (20.91%) ASP.NET
3 45 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 41 (18.64%) CSS
4 41 (18.64%) HTML
5 40 (18.18%) AngularJS
6 37 (16.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 28 (12.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 25 (11.36%) HTML5
9 22 (10.00%) CSS3
9 22 (10.00%) WCF
10 21 (9.55%) .NET Framework
11 18 (8.18%) Web Services
12 17 (7.73%) jQuery
13 14 (6.36%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (4.55%) REST
15 9 (4.09%) JSON
15 9 (4.09%) Node.js
16 8 (3.64%) LINQ
16 8 (3.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.73%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (9.55%) N-Tier
3 10 (4.55%) Private Cloud
4 9 (4.09%) Clustering
5 8 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.18%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.18%) Fintech
7 6 (2.73%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.27%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.82%) NHS
10 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.45%) PKI
10 1 (0.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 82 (37.27%) Windows
2 57 (25.91%) Linux
3 44 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 33 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.73%) CentOS
6 6 (2.73%) SUSE
7 4 (1.82%) AIX
7 4 (1.82%) Unix
8 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.36%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (30.91%) DevOps
3 57 (25.91%) Scrum
4 52 (23.64%) MVC
5 51 (23.18%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (15.91%) Software Engineering
7 31 (14.09%) Unit Testing
8 30 (13.64%) TDD
9 29 (13.18%) OOP
10 28 (12.73%) Enterprise Architecture
11 23 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 23 (10.45%) Web Application Development
12 22 (10.00%) Configuration Management
13 20 (9.09%) OO
13 20 (9.09%) Presales
14 19 (8.64%) SOLID
15 16 (7.27%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
16 15 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
16 15 (6.82%) Customer Requirements
16 15 (6.82%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 70 (31.82%) C#
2 51 (23.18%) SQL
3 48 (21.82%) JavaScript
4 25 (11.36%) Java
5 18 (8.18%) PowerShell
5 18 (8.18%) Python
6 9 (4.09%) C++
7 4 (1.82%) C
7 4 (1.82%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.91%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.91%) Go
8 2 (0.91%) Perl
8 2 (0.91%) PHP
8 2 (0.91%) R
8 2 (0.91%) Ruby
8 2 (0.91%) Scala
9 1 (0.45%) ES6
9 1 (0.45%) F#
9 1 (0.45%) Java 8
9 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (8.64%) MCSE
3 15 (6.82%) MCP
3 15 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 14 (6.36%) Degree
5 8 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.91%) CCNA
6 2 (0.91%) CCNP
6 2 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.45%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.45%) QA
2 8 (3.64%) GDPR
3 4 (1.82%) GCP
3 4 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.36%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (25.45%) Active Directory
2 28 (12.73%) Hyper-V
3 18 (8.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (7.27%) Docker
5 10 (4.55%) KVM
5 10 (4.55%) VirtualBox
5 10 (4.55%) Xen
6 5 (2.27%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (20.00%) Ansible
2 19 (8.64%) Terraform
3 18 (8.18%) Puppet
4 16 (7.27%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (4.09%) Kubernetes
6 8 (3.64%) AirWatch
6 8 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.82%) Foglight
8 2 (0.91%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.91%) Kibana
8 2 (0.91%) Marathon
9 1 (0.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.45%) Consul
9 1 (0.45%) Grafana
9 1 (0.45%) Nagios
9 1 (0.45%) Nessus
9 1 (0.45%) Packer
9 1 (0.45%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 83 (37.73%) Microsoft
2 29 (13.18%) VMware
3 24 (10.91%) Cisco
4 17 (7.73%) Citrix
5 15 (6.82%) Facebook
6 8 (3.64%) Blue Coat
6 8 (3.64%) Cloudera
6 8 (3.64%) Google
6 8 (3.64%) SolarWinds
7 7 (3.18%) IBM
7 7 (3.18%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.18%) Xamarin
8 5 (2.27%) NetApp
8 5 (2.27%) Oracle
9 4 (1.82%) Brocade
9 4 (1.82%) F5
9 4 (1.82%) HP
9 4 (1.82%) McAfee
9 4 (1.82%) NetIQ
9 4 (1.82%) TippingPoint