Period
to

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 25 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 3 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +6
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,265 1,020 669
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 21.06% 22.94% 18.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.53% 53.85% 54.70%
Number of salaries quoted 790 857 519
10th Percentile £36,250 £38,550 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £82,500 £76,250
North West median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 2,554 1,894 1,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 42.52% 42.59% 33.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,754 1,546 987
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,248 £32,650
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £73,675 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
North West median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +6.10%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Manchester

Azure
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure in Manchester.

Salary trend for Azure in Manchester

Azure
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Salford -2 32 £47,500 -13.36% 8
Cheadle -2 16 £34,500 -23.33% 8
Altrincham - 13 £50,000 - 1
Oldham -8 12 £45,000 -35.71% 3
Wigan -1 11 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Bolton -8 8 £50,000 +17.65% 4
Bury -1 5 £45,000 -
Stockport -18 3 £27,500 -43.59% 9
Stalybridge - 2 - -
Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, 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.

1 627 (49.57%) Agile
2 595 (47.04%) DevOps
3 515 (40.71%) AWS
4 492 (38.89%) Microsoft
5 297 (23.48%) Software Engineering
6 295 (23.32%) Python
7 292 (23.08%) GCP
8 285 (22.53%) C#
9 284 (22.45%) JavaScript
10 276 (21.82%) .NET
11 269 (21.26%) SQL
12 264 (20.87%) Kubernetes
13 245 (19.37%) CI/CD
14 243 (19.21%) React
15 242 (19.13%) Social Skills
16 228 (18.02%) Windows
17 222 (17.55%) Java
18 215 (17.00%) Microsoft 365
19 213 (16.84%) Docker
20 190 (15.02%) Microservices
21 183 (14.47%) Git (software)
21 183 (14.47%) SQL Server
22 178 (14.07%) Terraform
23 177 (13.99%) Analytics
24 176 (13.91%) Finance
25 168 (13.28%) .NET Core
26 166 (13.12%) Cybersecurity
27 157 (12.41%) Mentoring
28 156 (12.33%) PowerShell
29 154 (12.17%) Problem-Solving

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 67 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 43 (3.40%) MS Exchange
3 35 (2.77%) IIS
4 31 (2.45%) Apache
5 20 (1.58%) Apache Spark
6 19 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (1.42%) CMS
8 15 (1.19%) Umbraco
9 14 (1.11%) Confluence
10 10 (0.79%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
11 8 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.63%) Headless CMS
11 8 (0.63%) Sitefinity
12 7 (0.55%) nginx
13 4 (0.32%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.24%) DataSynapse
15 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.16%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.24%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.16%) GIMP
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.16%) Pixelmator
4 2 (0.16%) Sketch
5 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.079%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (0.63%) Magento
2 7 (0.55%) JDE OneWorld
3 6 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.16%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.079%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.079%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 515 (40.71%) AWS
2 292 (23.08%) GCP
3 215 (17.00%) Microsoft 365
4 125 (9.88%) SaaS
5 85 (6.72%) PaaS
6 79 (6.25%) Power Platform
7 76 (6.01%) Azure Active Directory
8 74 (5.85%) Serverless
9 69 (5.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 62 (4.90%) Cloud Computing
11 58 (4.58%) Azure Data Factory
12 54 (4.27%) Azure Functions
13 53 (4.19%) IaaS
14 52 (4.11%) Azure Sentinel
15 46 (3.64%) GitHub
16 44 (3.48%) Azure Monitor
17 41 (3.24%) AWS CloudFormation
18 40 (3.16%) Azure Pipelines
19 39 (3.08%) npm
20 33 (2.61%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 77 (6.09%) Firewall
2 52 (4.11%) DNS
3 51 (4.03%) WAN
4 46 (3.64%) HTTP
5 39 (3.08%) DHCP
6 31 (2.45%) VPN
7 30 (2.37%) Internet
8 29 (2.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 28 (2.21%) LAN
10 27 (2.13%) Network Security
10 27 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
11 22 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
12 21 (1.66%) VLAN
13 18 (1.42%) MPLS
13 18 (1.42%) SAN
13 18 (1.42%) TCP/IP
14 15 (1.19%) Wireshark
15 9 (0.71%) VoIP
16 7 (0.55%) SSL
17 4 (0.32%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 92 (7.27%) NoSQL
3 71 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (5.30%) Big Data
5 65 (5.14%) MySQL
6 64 (5.06%) MongoDB
7 62 (4.90%) Power BI
8 57 (4.51%) Data Lake
9 54 (4.27%) Relational Database
10 33 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
11 31 (2.45%) Redis
12 28 (2.21%) Hadoop
13 27 (2.13%) Tableau
14 24 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
15 22 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (1.58%) Neo4j
17 19 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 18 (1.42%) Oracle Database
18 18 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 16 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 183 (14.47%) Git (software)
2 63 (4.98%) Jenkins
3 58 (4.58%) GitLab
4 44 (3.48%) JIRA
5 35 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (2.53%) Cypress.io
7 29 (2.29%) Selenium
7 29 (2.29%) SonarQube
8 28 (2.21%) TeamCity
9 27 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
10 19 (1.50%) Postman
11 18 (1.42%) Bitbucket
12 17 (1.34%) Lerna
13 15 (1.19%) Robot Framework
14 13 (1.03%) Vagrant
15 11 (0.87%) IBM UrbanCode
15 11 (0.87%) Travis CI
16 10 (0.79%) Maven
17 8 (0.63%) Visual Studio
18 7 (0.55%) ERwin
General
1 242 (19.13%) Social Skills
2 176 (13.91%) Finance
3 100 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (5.69%) Public Sector
5 70 (5.53%) Automotive
6 62 (4.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 51 (4.03%) Legal
8 50 (3.95%) Banking
9 47 (3.72%) Games
9 47 (3.72%) Law
10 45 (3.56%) Marketing
10 45 (3.56%) Retail
11 41 (3.24%) Manufacturing
12 28 (2.21%) Telecoms
13 22 (1.74%) Presentation Skills
14 17 (1.34%) Advertising
14 17 (1.34%) Influencing Skills
15 12 (0.95%) Electronics
15 12 (0.95%) Fire and Rescue
15 12 (0.95%) Police
Job Titles
1 260 (20.55%) Developer
2 181 (14.31%) Software Engineer
3 97 (7.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 91 (7.19%) Senior Developer
5 87 (6.88%) Consultant
6 84 (6.64%) .NET Developer
7 75 (5.93%) Architect
8 64 (5.06%) Analyst
9 61 (4.82%) Senior Software Engineer
10 54 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 52 (4.11%) Data Engineer
12 43 (3.40%) Azure Engineer
13 42 (3.32%) Full Stack Developer
14 41 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
15 40 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
16 34 (2.69%) Trainee
17 31 (2.45%) Security Manager
18 28 (2.21%) Cloud Architect
18 28 (2.21%) Senior .NET Developer
19 27 (2.13%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (21.82%) .NET
2 243 (19.21%) React
3 168 (13.28%) .NET Core
4 137 (10.83%) AngularJS
5 125 (9.88%) Node.js
6 110 (8.70%) HTML
7 104 (8.22%) RESTful
8 92 (7.27%) CSS
9 77 (6.09%) Spring
10 69 (5.45%) .NET Framework
11 62 (4.90%) Vue.js
12 57 (4.51%) ASP.NET
13 55 (4.35%) Kafka
14 51 (4.03%) React Native
15 50 (3.95%) ARM Templates
16 47 (3.72%) REST
17 46 (3.64%) JSON
18 41 (3.24%) jQuery
19 38 (3.00%) HTML5
20 32 (2.53%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.30%) User Experience
2 81 (6.40%) Cloud Native
3 66 (5.22%) Self-Motivation
4 62 (4.90%) Mobile App
5 59 (4.66%) Management Information System
6 57 (4.51%) Algorithms
7 56 (4.43%) Data Centre
8 33 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
9 32 (2.53%) Public Cloud
10 17 (1.34%) Virtual Team
11 16 (1.26%) Cyber Defence
11 16 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
12 15 (1.19%) Cyberattack
13 14 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
14 12 (0.95%) Cybercrime
14 12 (0.95%) Data Structures
15 11 (0.87%) Tandem
16 10 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (0.79%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 228 (18.02%) Windows
2 117 (9.25%) Windows Server
3 109 (8.62%) Linux
4 49 (3.87%) Windows 10
5 32 (2.53%) Android
6 30 (2.37%) Apple iOS
7 21 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (1.50%) Windows 7
9 18 (1.42%) Unix
10 12 (0.95%) CentOS
11 11 (0.87%) Mesosphere
11 11 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
11 11 (0.87%) Windows Server 2019
12 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.32%) VMS
15 3 (0.24%) Solaris
15 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (49.57%) Agile
2 595 (47.04%) DevOps
3 297 (23.48%) Software Engineering
4 245 (19.37%) CI/CD
5 190 (15.02%) Microservices
6 177 (13.99%) Analytics
7 166 (13.12%) Cybersecurity
8 157 (12.41%) Mentoring
9 154 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
10 149 (11.78%) Information Security
11 144 (11.38%) Test Automation
12 141 (11.15%) Infrastructure as Code
13 139 (10.99%) TDD
14 138 (10.91%) Scrum
15 136 (10.75%) Full Stack Development
16 123 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
17 117 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
18 97 (7.67%) Machine Learning
19 87 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 87 (6.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 295 (23.32%) Python
2 285 (22.53%) C#
3 284 (22.45%) JavaScript
4 269 (21.26%) SQL
5 222 (17.55%) Java
6 156 (12.33%) PowerShell
7 87 (6.88%) TypeScript
8 78 (6.17%) Go
9 68 (5.38%) Bash
10 52 (4.11%) Scala
11 46 (3.64%) T-SQL
12 40 (3.16%) Kotlin
13 30 (2.37%) C++
14 25 (1.98%) R
15 17 (1.34%) ES6
16 16 (1.26%) F#
17 15 (1.19%) ES7
17 15 (1.19%) ES8
17 15 (1.19%) Ruby
18 12 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 125 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (7.75%) Security Cleared
3 77 (6.09%) SC Cleared
4 53 (4.19%) Degree
5 32 (2.53%) CISSP
6 28 (2.21%) SSCP
7 25 (1.98%) GCIH
8 23 (1.82%) AWS Certification
9 21 (1.66%) CISMP
10 12 (0.95%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (0.71%) MCSE
13 8 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
14 7 (0.55%) MCSA
14 7 (0.55%) MCTS
15 6 (0.47%) DV Cleared
16 5 (0.40%) ISEB
16 5 (0.40%) MCITP
16 5 (0.40%) MCP
16 5 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (6.48%) PCI DSS
2 79 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 72 (5.69%) QA
4 41 (3.24%) NIST
5 37 (2.92%) Cyber Essentials
6 36 (2.85%) GRC
7 27 (2.13%) Data Quality
7 27 (2.13%) SLA
8 20 (1.58%) Accessibility
9 18 (1.42%) GDPR
10 4 (0.32%) PMO
11 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.16%) WCAG
12 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.079%) NCSC
12 1 (0.079%) SOC 2
System Software
1 213 (16.84%) Docker
2 130 (10.28%) Active Directory
3 72 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (4.27%) Hyper-V
5 32 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 8 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.40%) etcd
8 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.32%) Postfix
9 4 (0.32%) Snort
10 3 (0.24%) vSphere
11 1 (0.079%) Firmware
11 1 (0.079%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.079%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.079%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 264 (20.87%) Kubernetes
2 178 (14.07%) Terraform
3 79 (6.25%) Ansible
4 62 (4.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 47 (3.72%) Prometheus
6 38 (3.00%) Istio
7 37 (2.92%) Grafana
7 37 (2.92%) Puppet
8 34 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
9 31 (2.45%) SCCM
10 19 (1.50%) Nessus
11 13 (1.03%) Consul
11 13 (1.03%) WSUS
12 11 (0.87%) Automic
13 8 (0.63%) Nagios
13 8 (0.63%) ZABBIX
14 7 (0.55%) Cacti
14 7 (0.55%) HP Fortify
15 6 (0.47%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 6 (0.47%) Packer
Vendors
1 492 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 126 (9.96%) Google
3 103 (8.14%) VMware
4 80 (6.32%) Cisco
5 48 (3.79%) Oracle
6 44 (3.48%) Splunk
7 40 (3.16%) Databricks
8 22 (1.74%) Juniper
9 20 (1.58%) Citrix
10 19 (1.50%) CrowdStrike
10 19 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (1.42%) Xamarin
12 16 (1.26%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.19%) SAP
14 14 (1.11%) Veeam
15 13 (1.03%) Dell
15 13 (1.03%) Informatica
16 12 (0.95%) Adobe
16 12 (0.95%) Atlassian
16 12 (0.95%) Northgate