Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 45 63
Rank change year-on-year +15 +18 +75
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 217 151 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.12% 5.38% 3.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.49% 35.28% 36.05%
Number of salaries quoted 176 151 87
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,375 £31,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,875 £68,750 £51,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +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 499 428 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.68% 15.24% 10.76%
Number of salaries quoted 400 358 208
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +18.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £21,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £57,500
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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +19 110 £51,250 -6.82% 20
Chester +15 47 £50,000 +25.00% 16
Knutsford +9 14 £70,000 +30.23% 3
Crewe +2 8 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Macclesfield +18 6 £29,750 -20.67% 3
Runcorn +16 4 £43,750 +25.00% 1
Nantwich - 4 £31,250 - 2
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 108 (49.77%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (39.63%) .NET
3 85 (39.17%) Amazon AWS
4 80 (36.87%) C#
5 76 (35.02%) Windows
6 73 (33.64%) Microsoft
7 72 (33.18%) SQL Server
8 62 (28.57%) Scrum
8 62 (28.57%) DevOps
9 55 (25.35%) JavaScript
9 55 (25.35%) MVC
10 51 (23.50%) Linux
10 51 (23.50%) Active Directory
11 49 (22.58%) ASP.NET
11 49 (22.58%) SQL
11 49 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
12 47 (21.66%) Git (software)
13 46 (21.20%) ASP.NET MVC
13 46 (21.20%) Ansible
14 44 (20.28%) AngularJS
15 43 (19.82%) Windows Server
16 42 (19.35%) Jenkins
16 42 (19.35%) HTML
16 42 (19.35%) CSS
17 36 (16.59%) Enterprise Software
18 35 (16.13%) Software Engineering
19 34 (15.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 34 (15.67%) Office 365
19 34 (15.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 31 (14.29%) 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 15 (6.91%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.76%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.76%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.84%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.38%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.38%) IIS
5 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.46%) Apache
6 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.92%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 85 (39.17%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (15.67%) Office 365
3 18 (8.29%) SaaS
4 12 (5.53%) IaaS
5 7 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.30%) PaaS
7 4 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.38%) NuGet
8 3 (1.38%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.46%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.46%) GitHub
10 1 (0.46%) Google Play
10 1 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.68%) Network Security
2 19 (8.76%) LAN
2 19 (8.76%) WAN
3 18 (8.29%) SAN
4 11 (5.07%) Firewall
5 10 (4.61%) DNS
5 10 (4.61%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.69%) Wireless
7 7 (3.23%) VPN
8 6 (2.76%) BGP
8 6 (2.76%) DHCP
8 6 (2.76%) EIGRP
8 6 (2.76%) MPLS
9 5 (2.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (2.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (2.30%) SSL
10 4 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.92%) NAS
12 2 (0.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (33.18%) SQL Server
2 30 (13.82%) MongoDB
3 28 (12.90%) RavenDB
3 28 (12.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 16 (7.37%) Big Data
5 11 (5.07%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.30%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.92%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.92%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.92%) MySQL
9 2 (0.92%) Power BI
9 2 (0.92%) QlikView
10 1 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.46%) GIS
10 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (21.66%) Git (software)
2 42 (19.35%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.07%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.23%) JIRA
5 4 (1.84%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (1.38%) Maven
6 3 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.92%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.92%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.46%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.46%) Hudson
8 1 (0.46%) Moq
8 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.46%) webpack
8 1 (0.46%) WiX
General
1 23 (10.60%) Advertising
2 14 (6.45%) Retail
3 13 (5.99%) Finance
4 12 (5.53%) Banking
5 7 (3.23%) Games
5 7 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.76%) Law
7 4 (1.84%) Publishing
7 4 (1.84%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (27.65%) Developer
2 48 (22.12%) .NET Developer
3 33 (15.21%) Architect
4 26 (11.98%) Software Engineer
5 23 (10.60%) DevOps Engineer
6 22 (10.14%) .NET Software Engineer
7 17 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (6.91%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (6.45%) Technical Architect
10 13 (5.99%) Lead DevOps
11 11 (5.07%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (5.07%) Support Engineer
12 10 (4.61%) Infrastructure Support
12 10 (4.61%) Software Developer
13 9 (4.15%) C# Developer
13 9 (4.15%) Senior Developer
14 8 (3.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 8 (3.69%) Administrator
14 8 (3.69%) Server Engineer
14 8 (3.69%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (39.63%) .NET
2 49 (22.58%) ASP.NET
3 46 (21.20%) ASP.NET MVC
4 44 (20.28%) AngularJS
5 42 (19.35%) CSS
5 42 (19.35%) HTML
6 34 (15.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 34 (15.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 31 (14.29%) HTML5
8 28 (12.90%) CSS3
9 18 (8.29%) WCF
10 12 (5.53%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (5.53%) Web Services
11 11 (5.07%) .NET Framework
11 11 (5.07%) REST
12 8 (3.69%) jQuery
12 8 (3.69%) Node.js
13 7 (3.23%) RESTful
14 6 (2.76%) Kafka
14 6 (2.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.59%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (10.14%) N-Tier
3 10 (4.61%) Clustering
3 10 (4.61%) Private Cloud
4 8 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.23%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.76%) Fintech
6 6 (2.76%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.30%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.30%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.84%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.84%) NHS
9 2 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.92%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.92%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.46%) iPhone
10 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.46%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (35.02%) Windows
2 51 (23.50%) Linux
3 43 (19.82%) Windows Server
4 31 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.76%) CentOS
6 6 (2.76%) SUSE
7 4 (1.84%) AIX
7 4 (1.84%) Unix
8 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.46%) Android
10 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (49.77%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (28.57%) DevOps
2 62 (28.57%) Scrum
3 55 (25.35%) MVC
4 49 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (16.13%) Software Engineering
6 31 (14.29%) TDD
7 30 (13.82%) OOP
7 30 (13.82%) Web Application Development
8 29 (13.36%) Unit Testing
9 24 (11.06%) Configuration Management
10 23 (10.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 19 (8.76%) Enterprise Architecture
11 19 (8.76%) OO
11 19 (8.76%) Presales
12 18 (8.29%) SOLID
13 17 (7.83%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
14 14 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (5.99%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 80 (36.87%) C#
2 55 (25.35%) JavaScript
3 49 (22.58%) SQL
4 23 (10.60%) Java
5 21 (9.68%) Python
6 17 (7.83%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.69%) C++
8 6 (2.76%) Go
8 6 (2.76%) Ruby
9 5 (2.30%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.84%) C
11 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.38%) PHP
11 3 (1.38%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.92%) R
13 1 (0.46%) ES6
13 1 (0.46%) F#
13 1 (0.46%) Java 8
13 1 (0.46%) Perl
13 1 (0.46%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (7.37%) MCSE
3 13 (5.99%) Security Cleared
4 12 (5.53%) MCP
5 5 (2.30%) Degree
6 4 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.92%) CCNA
7 2 (0.92%) CCNP
7 2 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.46%) CISSP
8 1 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.15%) GDPR
2 8 (3.69%) QA
3 5 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.38%) SLA
5 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 51 (23.50%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.52%) Hyper-V
3 17 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (6.91%) Docker
5 8 (3.69%) KVM
5 8 (3.69%) VirtualBox
5 8 (3.69%) Xen
6 5 (2.30%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.46%) pfSense
7 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 46 (21.20%) Ansible
2 18 (8.29%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (8.29%) Terraform
3 17 (7.83%) Puppet
4 11 (5.07%) Kubernetes
5 9 (4.15%) AirWatch
5 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (2.30%) Foglight
7 3 (1.38%) Kibana
8 2 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.92%) Grafana
8 2 (0.92%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.46%) Consul
9 1 (0.46%) Nagios
9 1 (0.46%) Nessus
9 1 (0.46%) Packer
Vendors
1 73 (33.64%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.82%) VMware
3 24 (11.06%) Cisco
4 23 (10.60%) Facebook
5 16 (7.37%) Citrix
6 9 (4.15%) Blue Coat
6 9 (4.15%) SolarWinds
7 8 (3.69%) Cloudera
7 8 (3.69%) Google
8 6 (2.76%) NetApp
8 6 (2.76%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.30%) Brocade
9 5 (2.30%) CommVault
9 5 (2.30%) F5
9 5 (2.30%) HP
9 5 (2.30%) IBM
9 5 (2.30%) McAfee
9 5 (2.30%) NetIQ
9 5 (2.30%) Nimble Storage
9 5 (2.30%) TippingPoint