Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 57 70
Rank change year-on-year +8 +13 +42
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 181 104 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.79% 4.40% 3.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.39% 30.23% 32.26%
Number of salaries quoted 152 99 75
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £29,950 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £51,750
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £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 542 344 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.33% 14.55% 10.42%
Number of salaries quoted 423 296 211
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,375 £20,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £52,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +21 90 £60,000 - 9
Chester +13 38 £50,000 +42.86% 5
Knutsford -21 11 £72,500 +38.10% 1
Crewe -9 8 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Nantwich -12 6 £27,500 -50.00% 2
Macclesfield -7 3 £30,000 -23.08% 1
Runcorn +4 2 £45,000 +15.38% 2
Wilmslow +3 2 £36,750 -13.53% 2
Ellesmere Port +9 1 £24,000 -50.77%
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 94 (51.93%) Microsoft
2 92 (50.83%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (44.75%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (39.23%) SQL Server
5 70 (38.67%) .NET
6 67 (37.02%) C#
7 58 (32.04%) DevOps
8 55 (30.39%) ASP.NET
9 53 (29.28%) MVC
10 52 (28.73%) Windows
11 50 (27.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 45 (24.86%) SQL
13 44 (24.31%) Scrum
14 42 (23.20%) AngularJS
15 41 (22.65%) Linux
15 41 (22.65%) Active Directory
16 40 (22.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 39 (21.55%) Git (software)
18 38 (20.99%) Continuous Integration
19 35 (19.34%) Jenkins
20 34 (18.78%) TDD
21 32 (17.68%) HTML
21 32 (17.68%) Office 365
22 31 (17.13%) Ansible
22 31 (17.13%) CSS
23 29 (16.02%) ASP.NET MVC 5
24 27 (14.92%) ASP.NET Web API
25 26 (14.36%) MongoDB
25 26 (14.36%) OO
26 25 (13.81%) JavaScript

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 14 (7.73%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (5.52%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.97%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.66%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.66%) JBoss
4 3 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.10%) Confluence
5 2 (1.10%) IIS
5 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.55%) Apache
6 1 (0.55%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.55%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.55%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 81 (44.75%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (17.68%) Office 365
3 19 (10.50%) SaaS
4 14 (7.73%) IaaS
5 13 (7.18%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (6.63%) PaaS
7 11 (6.08%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (2.21%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.66%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.10%) NuGet
11 1 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.55%) GitHub
11 1 (0.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.39%) Network Security
2 11 (6.08%) DNS
3 8 (4.42%) WAN
4 6 (3.31%) DHCP
5 5 (2.76%) Firewall
5 5 (2.76%) LAN
5 5 (2.76%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.76%) VPN
6 4 (2.21%) BGP
6 4 (2.21%) EIGRP
6 4 (2.21%) MPLS
6 4 (2.21%) SAN
7 3 (1.66%) VLAN
7 3 (1.66%) VoIP
8 2 (1.10%) Skype
9 1 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (39.23%) SQL Server
2 26 (14.36%) MongoDB
3 17 (9.39%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (7.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (7.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (6.08%) RavenDB
7 10 (5.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (4.97%) Big Data
8 9 (4.97%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (3.87%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (2.21%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (1.66%) MySQL
12 3 (1.66%) NoSQL
12 3 (1.66%) Power BI
13 2 (1.10%) OLAP
13 2 (1.10%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 39 (21.55%) Git (software)
2 35 (19.34%) Jenkins
3 15 (8.29%) TeamCity
4 7 (3.87%) JIRA
4 7 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.31%) Moq
5 6 (3.31%) NUnit
5 6 (3.31%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (3.31%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.66%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.66%) CA Release Automation
6 3 (1.66%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (1.66%) Selenium
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.55%) Maven
8 1 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (9.94%) Finance
2 11 (6.08%) Advertising
2 11 (6.08%) Retail
3 8 (4.42%) Banking
4 7 (3.87%) Games
5 5 (2.76%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.76%) Law
5 5 (2.76%) Publishing
6 4 (2.21%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.66%) Automotive
8 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (29.83%) Developer
2 46 (25.41%) .NET Developer
3 23 (12.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 22 (12.15%) Architect
5 14 (7.73%) Cloud Engineer
5 14 (7.73%) Messaging Developer
6 12 (6.63%) Software Engineer
7 11 (6.08%) .NET Software Engineer
7 11 (6.08%) Azure Engineer
7 11 (6.08%) Lead DevOps
8 10 (5.52%) Technical Architect
9 9 (4.97%) Administrator
9 9 (4.97%) Azure DevOps
10 8 (4.42%) .NET Developer - Fintech
10 8 (4.42%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.42%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (3.87%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.87%) DBA
11 7 (3.87%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (38.67%) .NET
2 55 (30.39%) ASP.NET
3 50 (27.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 42 (23.20%) AngularJS
5 40 (22.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 32 (17.68%) HTML
7 31 (17.13%) CSS
8 29 (16.02%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 27 (14.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (13.81%) .NET Framework
11 20 (11.05%) jQuery
11 20 (11.05%) KnockoutJS
11 20 (11.05%) RESTful
11 20 (11.05%) WPF
12 17 (9.39%) HTML5
13 16 (8.84%) CSS3
14 15 (8.29%) Node.js
14 15 (8.29%) WCF
14 15 (8.29%) Web Services
15 14 (7.73%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.15%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (6.63%) N-Tier
3 9 (4.97%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.97%) Fintech
4 8 (4.42%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (3.87%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.31%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.76%) Cyber Defence
7 5 (2.76%) Replication
8 3 (1.66%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.66%) Clustering
9 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.10%) PKI
9 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.55%) BYOD
10 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.55%) User Experience
10 1 (0.55%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.55%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 52 (28.73%) Windows
2 41 (22.65%) Linux
3 20 (11.05%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (8.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.21%) CentOS
5 4 (2.21%) SUSE
6 3 (1.66%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.10%) Android
7 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.55%) AIX
8 1 (0.55%) Unix
8 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (50.83%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (32.04%) DevOps
3 53 (29.28%) MVC
4 44 (24.31%) Scrum
5 38 (20.99%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (18.78%) TDD
7 26 (14.36%) OO
8 25 (13.81%) Web Application Development
9 23 (12.71%) Enterprise Architecture
10 20 (11.05%) Software Engineering
11 19 (10.50%) OOP
11 19 (10.50%) Unit Testing
12 18 (9.94%) Kanban
13 16 (8.84%) Configuration Management
13 16 (8.84%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (8.29%) SOLID
15 14 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (7.73%) Dependency Injection
15 14 (7.73%) Multithreading
16 13 (7.18%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (37.02%) C#
2 45 (24.86%) SQL
3 25 (13.81%) JavaScript
4 21 (11.60%) PowerShell
5 14 (7.73%) F#
5 14 (7.73%) Ruby
6 12 (6.63%) Python
7 9 (4.97%) Java
8 7 (3.87%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.10%) C++
9 2 (1.10%) Groovy
9 2 (1.10%) Perl
9 2 (1.10%) R
9 2 (1.10%) Scala
9 2 (1.10%) VBA
10 1 (0.55%) Dart
10 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (11.60%) Degree
2 20 (11.05%) MCSE
2 20 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.97%) MCP
3 9 (4.97%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.76%) CISM
5 5 (2.76%) CISSP
5 5 (2.76%) CSSLP
5 5 (2.76%) SANS
6 1 (0.55%) CCNA
6 1 (0.55%) CCNP
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.63%) QA
2 6 (3.31%) GCP
3 5 (2.76%) HIPAA
4 4 (2.21%) SLA
5 1 (0.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 41 (22.65%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.15%) Hyper-V
3 13 (7.18%) Docker
4 12 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (6.08%) VirtualBox
5 11 (6.08%) Xen
6 9 (4.97%) KVM
7 4 (2.21%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 31 (17.13%) Ansible
2 17 (9.39%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (8.29%) Kibana
3 15 (8.29%) Puppet
4 14 (7.73%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 14 (7.73%) WSUS
5 11 (6.08%) Terraform
6 6 (3.31%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.21%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.66%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.10%) Marathon
10 1 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.55%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.55%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.55%) Grafana
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.55%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.55%) SCCM
10 1 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 94 (51.93%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.29%) VMware
3 12 (6.63%) Citrix
3 12 (6.63%) Oracle
4 9 (4.97%) Cisco
5 8 (4.42%) Xamarin
6 7 (3.87%) IBM
7 6 (3.31%) Google
7 6 (3.31%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.31%) Veeam
8 5 (2.76%) Veracode
9 4 (2.21%) Cloudera
9 4 (2.21%) Facebook
10 3 (1.66%) Capita
10 3 (1.66%) Dell
11 2 (1.10%) Dell Compellent
11 2 (1.10%) EMC
11 2 (1.10%) EqualLogic
11 2 (1.10%) Twitter
12 1 (0.55%) AppDynamics