Period
to 20 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 12 35
Rank change year-on-year +5 +23 +39
Permanent jobs citing Azure 873 894 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.35% 13.49% 7.67%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.91% 48.19% 32.34%
Number of salaries quoted 673 761 509
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,250 £83,750 £72,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +11.11%

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 Manchester with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,822 1,855 1,750
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 34.13% 27.99% 23.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,488 1,573 1,544
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,000 £25,575
90th Percentile £76,250 £80,000 £67,850
North West median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +16.28% +3.61%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Manchester

Azure
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Azure in Manchester.

Salary trend for Azure in Manchester

Azure
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Azure in Manchester

Azure
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 February 2020. 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
Stockport +17 31 £47,500 +5.56% 9
Bolton +5 31 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Altrincham -1 25 £38,750 -35.42% 8
Salford +4 23 £40,250 -10.06% 8
Rochdale 0 14 £45,000 -7.69% 5
Cheadle -2 7 £47,500 +18.75% 10
Oldham +3 6 £46,250 +105.56% 8
Wigan +19 4 £75,000 +80.72%
Bury -7 2 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, IT jobs citing 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Azure.

1 405 (46.39%) AWS
2 339 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
3 307 (35.17%) Microsoft
4 258 (29.55%) DevOps
5 250 (28.64%) .NET
6 225 (25.77%) C#
7 207 (23.71%) Windows
8 196 (22.45%) SQL
9 184 (21.08%) Office 365
10 180 (20.62%) JavaScript
11 167 (19.13%) SQL Server
12 156 (17.87%) Active Directory
13 150 (17.18%) VMware
14 132 (15.12%) GCP
15 125 (14.32%) Linux
16 121 (13.86%) AngularJS
17 120 (13.75%) .NET Core
18 119 (13.63%) Finance
19 117 (13.40%) Docker
20 114 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
21 110 (12.60%) Kubernetes
21 110 (12.60%) MVC
21 110 (12.60%) Python
22 107 (12.26%) TDD
22 107 (12.26%) Microservices
23 103 (11.80%) HTML
24 102 (11.68%) ASP.NET
24 102 (11.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 101 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
26 99 (11.34%) CSS

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 44 (5.04%) MS Exchange
2 43 (4.93%) IIS
3 30 (3.44%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (1.95%) Apache Spark
6 15 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.49%) Apache
7 13 (1.49%) Skype for Business
8 12 (1.37%) CMS
9 10 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
9 10 (1.15%) Confluence
10 8 (0.92%) nginx
11 6 (0.69%) EPiServer
11 6 (0.69%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.46%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.34%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 30 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.69%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.80%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.46%) Magento
4 1 (0.11%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 405 (46.39%) AWS
2 184 (21.08%) Office 365
3 132 (15.12%) GCP
4 82 (9.39%) PaaS
5 71 (8.13%) IaaS
6 67 (7.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 53 (6.07%) SaaS
8 51 (5.84%) Serverless
9 33 (3.78%) Power Platform
10 31 (3.55%) AWS Lambda
11 19 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
13 17 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
14 16 (1.83%) GitHub
15 14 (1.60%) Amazon S3
16 12 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
16 12 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 9 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
18 8 (0.92%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 76 (8.71%) Firewall
2 65 (7.45%) DNS
3 36 (4.12%) DHCP
4 34 (3.89%) SAN
4 34 (3.89%) TCP/IP
5 29 (3.32%) LAN
6 28 (3.21%) VPN
7 27 (3.09%) WAN
8 24 (2.75%) Skype
9 14 (1.60%) Internet
9 14 (1.60%) VoIP
10 13 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (1.26%) NetScaler
12 10 (1.15%) DMZ
12 10 (1.15%) VLAN
13 9 (1.03%) IP Telephony
14 8 (0.92%) VSAN
15 6 (0.69%) Unified Communications
16 5 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (19.13%) SQL Server
2 73 (8.36%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (5.73%) NoSQL
4 41 (4.70%) MySQL
5 40 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (4.35%) MongoDB
7 35 (4.01%) Big Data
8 34 (3.89%) Snowflake Schema
8 34 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 33 (3.78%) Azure SQL Database
10 32 (3.67%) Power BI
11 22 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (2.41%) Amazon Redshift
13 20 (2.29%) Relational Database
14 17 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 13 (1.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 13 (1.49%) BigQuery
15 13 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 13 (1.49%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 62 (7.10%) Git (software)
2 49 (5.61%) Jenkins
3 34 (3.89%) JIRA
4 24 (2.75%) GitLab
5 23 (2.63%) TeamCity
6 21 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
6 21 (2.41%) Selenium
7 15 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (1.37%) WebDriver
9 11 (1.26%) Maven
9 11 (1.26%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.15%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.15%) SoapUI
11 9 (1.03%) CircleCI
12 8 (0.92%) Bitbucket
12 8 (0.92%) Mercurial
12 8 (0.92%) Protractor
13 7 (0.80%) JMeter
13 7 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 119 (13.63%) Finance
2 46 (5.27%) Law
3 42 (4.81%) Retail
4 40 (4.58%) Public Sector
5 37 (4.24%) Legal
6 23 (2.63%) Banking
7 13 (1.49%) Marketing
8 11 (1.26%) Automotive
8 11 (1.26%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.15%) Fire and Rescue
9 10 (1.15%) Games
9 10 (1.15%) Police
10 8 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.80%) Local Government
12 5 (0.57%) Billing
13 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.46%) Publishing
14 2 (0.23%) Back Office
14 2 (0.23%) Electronics
14 2 (0.23%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 211 (24.17%) Developer
2 91 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 88 (10.08%) Architect
4 73 (8.36%) .NET Developer
5 72 (8.25%) DevOps Engineer
6 66 (7.56%) C# Developer
7 63 (7.22%) Software Engineer
8 62 (7.10%) Consultant
9 55 (6.30%) Cloud Engineer
10 52 (5.96%) Azure Engineer
11 50 (5.73%) Senior Developer
12 44 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
13 41 (4.70%) Software Developer
14 36 (4.12%) Senior Software Engineer
15 35 (4.01%) C# .NET Developer
16 29 (3.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 29 (3.32%) Support Engineer
17 27 (3.09%) Technical Leader
18 26 (2.98%) IT Engineer
19 24 (2.75%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (28.64%) .NET
2 121 (13.86%) AngularJS
3 120 (13.75%) .NET Core
4 103 (11.80%) HTML
5 102 (11.68%) ASP.NET
6 99 (11.34%) CSS
7 95 (10.88%) React
8 77 (8.82%) Node.js
9 71 (8.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 54 (6.19%) ASP.NET Web API
10 54 (6.19%) Web Services
11 50 (5.73%) REST
12 49 (5.61%) RESTful
13 37 (4.24%) .NET Framework
13 37 (4.24%) Vue.js
14 26 (2.98%) HTML5
14 26 (2.98%) XML
15 22 (2.52%) Redux
16 21 (2.41%) WCF
17 19 (2.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.67%) Data Centre
2 56 (6.41%) Greenfield Project
3 46 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.55%) User Experience
5 30 (3.44%) Mobile App
6 29 (3.32%) Cloud Native
6 29 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
6 29 (3.32%) Public Cloud
7 25 (2.86%) Private Cloud
8 23 (2.63%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
9 11 (1.26%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (0.92%) Replication
12 7 (0.80%) Algorithms
12 7 (0.80%) Blog
12 7 (0.80%) Driving Licence
12 7 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.69%) Clustering
13 6 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 207 (23.71%) Windows
2 125 (14.32%) Linux
3 98 (11.23%) Windows Server
4 48 (5.50%) Windows 10
5 42 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (2.18%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.95%) Unix
9 11 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.15%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.03%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.92%) Android
13 7 (0.80%) CentOS
13 7 (0.80%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.69%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.57%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.46%) AIX
17 2 (0.23%) Debian
17 2 (0.23%) SUSE
18 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (29.55%) DevOps
3 114 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
4 110 (12.60%) MVC
5 107 (12.26%) Microservices
5 107 (12.26%) TDD
6 102 (11.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 95 (10.88%) Software Engineering
8 86 (9.85%) Scrum
9 80 (9.16%) Mentoring
10 66 (7.56%) ETL
11 60 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
12 58 (6.64%) Migration
12 58 (6.64%) SDLC
13 56 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
14 50 (5.73%) Coaching
14 50 (5.73%) Configuration Management
15 49 (5.61%) Test Automation
16 46 (5.27%) ITIL
17 41 (4.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 225 (25.77%) C#
2 196 (22.45%) SQL
3 180 (20.62%) JavaScript
4 110 (12.60%) Python
5 94 (10.77%) Java
6 69 (7.90%) PowerShell
7 43 (4.93%) Bash Shell
8 25 (2.86%) Ruby
9 23 (2.63%) TypeScript
10 22 (2.52%) T-SQL
11 19 (2.18%) Scala
12 16 (1.83%) Go
13 15 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 15 (1.72%) PHP
14 14 (1.60%) XPath
15 10 (1.15%) ES6
15 10 (1.15%) R
16 8 (0.92%) Kotlin
16 8 (0.92%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (4.93%) Degree
2 41 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (3.09%) MCSA
4 25 (2.86%) MCSE
5 15 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.49%) MCTS
7 12 (1.37%) CISSP
8 11 (1.26%) AWS Certification
8 11 (1.26%) CCNA
9 10 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
10 9 (1.03%) CompTIA Security+
10 9 (1.03%) Security Cleared
11 8 (0.92%) CISM
12 6 (0.69%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.69%) MCITP
12 6 (0.69%) MCP
13 5 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.46%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.86%) QA
2 23 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 20 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.29%) SLA
4 13 (1.49%) GDPR
5 7 (0.80%) PMO
6 5 (0.57%) NIST
7 4 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) NCSC
8 1 (0.11%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 156 (17.87%) Active Directory
2 117 (13.40%) Docker
3 101 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (4.01%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.06%) vSphere
6 16 (1.83%) XenApp
7 14 (1.60%) XenDesktop
8 12 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (0.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (0.69%) Varnish
12 4 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.46%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.11%) vCloud
14 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 110 (12.60%) Kubernetes
2 68 (7.79%) Terraform
3 51 (5.84%) Puppet
4 47 (5.38%) Ansible
5 46 (5.27%) SCCM
6 34 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (3.78%) Microsoft Intune
8 18 (2.06%) Nagios
9 17 (1.95%) Kibana
10 14 (1.60%) SCOM
11 12 (1.37%) vRealize
11 12 (1.37%) WSUS
12 11 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 8 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.92%) XenMobile
14 7 (0.80%) Icinga
14 7 (0.80%) logstash
15 6 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
15 6 (0.69%) Grafana
16 5 (0.57%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 307 (35.17%) Microsoft
2 150 (17.18%) VMware
3 71 (8.13%) Cisco
4 70 (8.02%) Google
5 35 (4.01%) NetApp
6 34 (3.89%) Citrix
7 28 (3.21%) Oracle
8 22 (2.52%) Veeam
9 21 (2.41%) Databricks
9 21 (2.41%) EMC
10 19 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (1.95%) Sage
11 17 (1.95%) Tableau
12 14 (1.60%) Intapp
12 14 (1.60%) New Relic
12 14 (1.60%) Splunk
13 13 (1.49%) Dell
13 13 (1.49%) Xamarin
14 11 (1.26%) Red Hat
14 11 (1.26%) SolarWinds