Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 47 80
Rank change year-on-year +11 +33 +51
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 175 161 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.30% 5.15% 3.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.15% 33.89% 29.84%
Number of salaries quoted 144 154 73
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +23.68% +1.33%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,900 £31,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £68,750 £53,750
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 447 475 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.66% 15.20% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 356 394 218
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,750 £20,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +6 76 £55,000 -12.00% 9
Chester +15 29 £50,000 +25.00% 11
Knutsford +15 13 £75,000 +46.34% 5
Macclesfield +25 8 £29,750 -8.46% 1
Crewe +3 8 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Runcorn - 7 £47,500 - 3
Wilmslow -19 4 £45,000 +20.00%
Nantwich - 1 £35,000 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 79 (45.14%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (40.57%) .NET
3 64 (36.57%) C#
3 64 (36.57%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (31.43%) SQL Server
5 54 (30.86%) Windows
6 51 (29.14%) JavaScript
7 48 (27.43%) Microsoft
8 46 (26.29%) MVC
9 42 (24.00%) ASP.NET
10 41 (23.43%) Scrum
10 41 (23.43%) SQL
10 41 (23.43%) DevOps
11 40 (22.86%) AngularJS
12 39 (22.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 35 (20.00%) HTML
13 35 (20.00%) CSS
14 33 (18.86%) Office 365
15 32 (18.29%) Linux
15 32 (18.29%) Active Directory
16 31 (17.71%) Enterprise Software
17 29 (16.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 29 (16.57%) Web Application Development
18 28 (16.00%) HTML5
18 28 (16.00%) MongoDB
18 28 (16.00%) CSS3
18 28 (16.00%) SQL Server 2016
18 28 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 27 (15.43%) RavenDB
20 26 (14.86%) Windows Server

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 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.43%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.71%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.71%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.14%) IIS
5 1 (0.57%) Apache
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.57%) nginx
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.57%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 64 (36.57%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (18.86%) Office 365
3 12 (6.86%) IaaS
4 10 (5.71%) SaaS
5 8 (4.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (3.43%) OpenShift
6 6 (3.43%) PaaS
7 4 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.14%) NuGet
9 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.57%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.57%) GitHub
9 1 (0.57%) Google Play
9 1 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.29%) WAN
2 17 (9.71%) LAN
3 11 (6.29%) SAN
4 10 (5.71%) Wireless
5 8 (4.57%) Firewall
5 8 (4.57%) Network Security
6 5 (2.86%) DNS
6 5 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (2.86%) Skype
6 5 (2.86%) SSL
6 5 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.71%) BGP
8 3 (1.71%) VLAN
8 3 (1.71%) VPN
9 2 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.14%) DHCP
9 2 (1.14%) EIGRP
9 2 (1.14%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 28 (16.00%) MongoDB
2 28 (16.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 27 (15.43%) RavenDB
4 9 (5.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (4.57%) Big Data
6 5 (2.86%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.86%) Power BI
6 5 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.29%) GIS
7 4 (2.29%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.71%) MariaDB
8 3 (1.71%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.14%) QlikView
9 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (10.86%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.29%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.43%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.86%) JIRA
5 4 (2.29%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.71%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.57%) CA Release Automation
8 1 (0.57%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.57%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.57%) Maven
8 1 (0.57%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.57%) Moq
8 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.57%) YouTrack
General
1 25 (14.29%) Advertising
2 17 (9.71%) Banking
3 15 (8.57%) Finance
4 12 (6.86%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.57%) Law
6 7 (4.00%) Publishing
7 5 (2.86%) Games
8 3 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.71%) Retail
9 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (30.86%) Developer
2 42 (24.00%) .NET Developer
3 22 (12.57%) Architect
4 14 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 12 (6.86%) Cloud Engineer
6 11 (6.29%) .NET Software Engineer
6 11 (6.29%) Consultant
7 10 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (5.14%) Security Engineer
9 8 (4.57%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.57%) Infrastructure Support
9 8 (4.57%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (4.00%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
11 6 (3.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
11 6 (3.43%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (40.57%) .NET
2 42 (24.00%) ASP.NET
3 40 (22.86%) AngularJS
4 39 (22.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 35 (20.00%) CSS
5 35 (20.00%) HTML
6 29 (16.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 28 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 28 (16.00%) CSS3
7 28 (16.00%) HTML5
8 9 (5.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (5.14%) WCF
9 7 (4.00%) Node.js
10 6 (3.43%) .NET Core
10 6 (3.43%) REST
10 6 (3.43%) Web Services
11 5 (2.86%) RESTful
11 5 (2.86%) WPF
12 4 (2.29%) .NET Framework
12 4 (2.29%) React
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.71%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.71%) N-Tier
3 9 (5.14%) Clustering
4 8 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.57%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.86%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.29%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.71%) Fintech
7 3 (1.71%) Life Science
7 3 (1.71%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.71%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.14%) PKI
8 2 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 54 (30.86%) Windows
2 32 (18.29%) Linux
3 26 (14.86%) Windows Server
4 16 (9.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.71%) Android
7 3 (1.71%) Unix
8 2 (1.14%) AIX
8 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.14%) CentOS
8 2 (1.14%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.14%) SUSE
8 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (45.14%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (26.29%) MVC
3 41 (23.43%) DevOps
3 41 (23.43%) Scrum
4 29 (16.57%) Web Application Development
5 22 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (10.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 17 (9.71%) Software Engineering
8 16 (9.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (8.57%) Unit Testing
10 14 (8.00%) OOP
10 14 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (8.00%) Risk Management
10 14 (8.00%) Wealth Management
11 13 (7.43%) Configuration Management
11 13 (7.43%) TDD
12 12 (6.86%) High Availability
12 12 (6.86%) OO
12 12 (6.86%) Presales
13 11 (6.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 64 (36.57%) C#
2 51 (29.14%) JavaScript
3 41 (23.43%) SQL
4 17 (9.71%) Python
5 15 (8.57%) Java
6 9 (5.14%) Go
6 9 (5.14%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.14%) Ruby
7 8 (4.57%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.43%) C++
9 3 (1.71%) C
9 3 (1.71%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.14%) PHP
11 1 (0.57%) F#
11 1 (0.57%) Java 8
11 1 (0.57%) Perl
11 1 (0.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.00%) MCSE
3 6 (3.43%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.29%) MCP
5 3 (1.71%) Degree
6 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.14%) CISSP
6 2 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.57%) CCNA
7 1 (0.57%) CCNP
7 1 (0.57%) CCSP
7 1 (0.57%) CEH
7 1 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.57%) CISM
7 1 (0.57%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.57%) GDPR
2 7 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.86%) SLA
4 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (18.29%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.86%) Hyper-V
3 16 (9.14%) Docker
4 9 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.57%) iptables
5 1 (0.57%) pfSense
5 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.57%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (13.71%) Ansible
2 12 (6.86%) Kubernetes
2 12 (6.86%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.14%) AirWatch
3 9 (5.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (4.00%) Terraform
5 5 (2.86%) Foglight
5 5 (2.86%) Puppet
6 2 (1.14%) Kibana
7 1 (0.57%) Grafana
7 1 (0.57%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.57%) Nessus
7 1 (0.57%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 48 (27.43%) Microsoft
2 25 (14.29%) Facebook
3 24 (13.71%) VMware
4 20 (11.43%) Cisco
5 11 (6.29%) Citrix
6 10 (5.71%) EMC
7 9 (5.14%) Blue Coat
7 9 (5.14%) SolarWinds
8 8 (4.57%) Google
8 8 (4.57%) NetApp
9 7 (4.00%) Dell
9 7 (4.00%) Dell Compellent
9 7 (4.00%) EqualLogic
9 7 (4.00%) Veeam
10 5 (2.86%) Brocade
10 5 (2.86%) CommVault
10 5 (2.86%) F5
10 5 (2.86%) HP
10 5 (2.86%) Nimble Storage
10 5 (2.86%) TippingPoint