Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 4 5 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,161 654 847
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 21.07% 21.21% 15.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.56% 54.27% 45.86%
Number of salaries quoted 950 593 655
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,580 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% -6.36%
75th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,350 £77,000
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -9.09%

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 2,441 1,205 1,847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 44.29% 39.09% 32.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,979 1,096 1,522
10th Percentile £34,000 £33,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £43,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £74,875 £75,000
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -3.06%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +1 18 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Wigan 0 17 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Stockport 0 13 £56,250 +32.35% 7
Bolton -9 12 £57,500 +27.78% 6
Cheadle +2 9 £37,500 -14.29% 8
Bury +7 8 £27,250 +9.00%
Altrincham +9 7 £50,000 +42.86% 6
Oldham -3 5 £57,500 +6.86% 3
Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 491 (42.29%) DevOps
2 490 (42.20%) AWS
3 457 (39.36%) Microsoft
4 433 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
5 275 (23.69%) Windows
6 268 (23.08%) C#
7 250 (21.53%) SQL
8 242 (20.84%) .NET
9 232 (19.98%) JavaScript
10 230 (19.81%) Terraform
11 211 (18.17%) Software Engineering
12 209 (18.00%) GCP
13 204 (17.57%) SQL Server
13 204 (17.57%) Python
14 203 (17.48%) Microsoft 365
15 198 (17.05%) CI/CD
16 190 (16.37%) Social Skills
17 184 (15.85%) PowerShell
18 183 (15.76%) Kubernetes
19 180 (15.50%) React
20 175 (15.07%) Docker
21 165 (14.21%) Active Directory
22 161 (13.87%) Java
23 158 (13.61%) VMware
24 156 (13.44%) Finance
25 154 (13.26%) Analytics
26 146 (12.58%) TDD
27 145 (12.49%) Windows Server
28 142 (12.23%) Microservices
29 140 (12.06%) AngularJS

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 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.07%) IIS
3 23 (1.98%) MS Exchange
4 19 (1.64%) Apache
5 15 (1.29%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.12%) Drupal
7 9 (0.78%) WordPress
8 8 (0.69%) Confluence
8 8 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.69%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.43%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
11 4 (0.34%) CMS
11 4 (0.34%) SAS
11 4 (0.34%) ThingWorx
12 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.26%) Jetty
12 3 (0.26%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 30 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 18 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.86%) JDE OneWorld
3 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.17%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.086%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.086%) Magento
5 1 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.086%) Social Studio
5 1 (0.086%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 490 (42.20%) AWS
2 209 (18.00%) GCP
3 203 (17.48%) Microsoft 365
4 124 (10.68%) IaaS
5 111 (9.56%) SaaS
6 99 (8.53%) AWS CloudFormation
7 92 (7.92%) PaaS
8 87 (7.49%) Power Platform
9 86 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 54 (4.65%) Azure Data Factory
11 46 (3.96%) Serverless
12 39 (3.36%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 36 (3.10%) Dynamics 365
14 30 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
15 29 (2.50%) Azure Monitor
16 26 (2.24%) Azure Key Vault
17 25 (2.15%) GitHub
18 20 (1.72%) Azure Service Bus
18 20 (1.72%) Nutanix
19 17 (1.46%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 90 (7.75%) Firewall
2 65 (5.60%) DNS
3 59 (5.08%) WAN
4 54 (4.65%) LAN
5 53 (4.57%) DHCP
6 46 (3.96%) Network Security
7 40 (3.45%) VPN
8 38 (3.27%) TCP/IP
9 37 (3.19%) Wi-Fi
10 33 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
11 26 (2.24%) SAN
12 22 (1.89%) MPLS
12 22 (1.89%) Wireless
13 21 (1.81%) VoIP
14 17 (1.46%) VLAN
15 14 (1.21%) Internet
16 10 (0.86%) Skype
17 9 (0.78%) IP Telephony
17 9 (0.78%) Modbus
17 9 (0.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 86 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 67 (5.77%) MySQL
4 64 (5.51%) Power BI
5 56 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 51 (4.39%) Data Lake
6 51 (4.39%) NoSQL
7 43 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
8 31 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (2.67%) Relational Database
9 29 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 26 (2.24%) Big Data
11 22 (1.89%) MongoDB
12 21 (1.81%) Tableau
13 20 (1.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 16 (1.38%) RDBMS
14 16 (1.38%) Redis
15 15 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (1.21%) Hadoop
16 14 (1.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 127 (10.94%) Git (software)
2 87 (7.49%) Jenkins
3 30 (2.58%) JIRA
4 29 (2.50%) TeamCity
5 27 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 22 (1.89%) Maven
7 19 (1.64%) Selenium
8 17 (1.46%) JUnit
8 17 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (1.21%) Bitbucket
9 14 (1.21%) GitLab
10 13 (1.12%) Postman
10 13 (1.12%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.69%) SonarQube
11 8 (0.69%) Subversion
12 7 (0.60%) JMeter
12 7 (0.60%) Mockito
13 6 (0.52%) SpecFlow
13 6 (0.52%) webpack
General
1 190 (16.37%) Social Skills
2 156 (13.44%) Finance
3 83 (7.15%) Law
4 76 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (6.55%) Public Sector
5 46 (3.96%) Retail
6 42 (3.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 42 (3.62%) Marketing
7 32 (2.76%) Legal
8 24 (2.07%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.81%) Banking
10 20 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
11 14 (1.21%) Organisational Skills
12 13 (1.12%) Manufacturing
13 12 (1.03%) Aerospace
13 12 (1.03%) Automotive
14 10 (0.86%) Fire and Rescue
14 10 (0.86%) Police
15 9 (0.78%) Electronics
16 8 (0.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 242 (20.84%) Developer
2 120 (10.34%) Software Engineer
3 107 (9.22%) Architect
4 104 (8.96%) DevOps Engineer
5 94 (8.10%) Azure Engineer
6 81 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 81 (6.98%) Senior Developer
7 71 (6.12%) Consultant
8 61 (5.25%) Analyst
8 61 (5.25%) Data Engineer
9 60 (5.17%) .NET Developer
10 57 (4.91%) Full Stack Developer
11 44 (3.79%) Senior Software Engineer
12 40 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
13 39 (3.36%) Technical Leader
14 37 (3.19%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 34 (2.93%) Azure DevOps
16 33 (2.84%) Support Engineer
17 32 (2.76%) C# Developer
18 28 (2.41%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (20.84%) .NET
2 180 (15.50%) React
3 140 (12.06%) AngularJS
4 118 (10.16%) .NET Core
5 88 (7.58%) Vue.js
6 65 (5.60%) Node.js
7 60 (5.17%) .NET Framework
8 57 (4.91%) RESTful
9 47 (4.05%) CSS
10 45 (3.88%) ASP.NET
10 45 (3.88%) HTML
11 41 (3.53%) Web Services
12 35 (3.01%) Spring
13 31 (2.67%) Entity Framework
14 30 (2.58%) ARM Templates
14 30 (2.58%) LDAP
15 29 (2.50%) JSON
16 26 (2.24%) ASP.NET Web API
17 24 (2.07%) Spring Boot
18 23 (1.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 61 (5.25%) Public Cloud
2 57 (4.91%) Data Centre
3 50 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
4 44 (3.79%) User Experience
5 43 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
6 41 (3.53%) Cloud Native
7 34 (2.93%) Clustering
8 32 (2.76%) Data Protection Act
9 30 (2.58%) PKI
10 25 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.98%) Enterprise Storage
12 21 (1.81%) Mobile App
13 19 (1.64%) Management Information System
14 17 (1.46%) Private Cloud
15 14 (1.21%) Algorithms
15 14 (1.21%) Data Structures
16 13 (1.12%) Replication
17 11 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
17 11 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
18 10 (0.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 275 (23.69%) Windows
2 145 (12.49%) Windows Server
3 101 (8.70%) Linux
4 43 (3.70%) Windows 10
5 24 (2.07%) Android
5 24 (2.07%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.72%) Unix
7 17 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.29%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.03%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (0.78%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.78%) Solaris
12 6 (0.52%) HPUX
12 6 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.43%) AIX
13 5 (0.43%) SUSE
13 5 (0.43%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.26%) VMS
15 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (42.29%) DevOps
2 433 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
3 211 (18.17%) Software Engineering
4 198 (17.05%) CI/CD
5 154 (13.26%) Analytics
6 146 (12.58%) TDD
7 142 (12.23%) Microservices
8 116 (9.99%) Infrastructure as Code
9 113 (9.73%) Migration
10 96 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 95 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
12 94 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
13 93 (8.01%) Full Stack Development
14 90 (7.75%) Mentoring
15 86 (7.41%) Scrum
16 84 (7.24%) Cybersecurity
17 80 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
18 79 (6.80%) ITIL
19 75 (6.46%) SOLID
20 68 (5.86%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 268 (23.08%) C#
2 250 (21.53%) SQL
3 232 (19.98%) JavaScript
4 204 (17.57%) Python
5 184 (15.85%) PowerShell
6 161 (13.87%) Java
7 77 (6.63%) Go
8 71 (6.12%) Kotlin
8 71 (6.12%) Scala
9 66 (5.68%) C++
10 60 (5.17%) TypeScript
11 41 (3.53%) Ruby
11 41 (3.53%) T-SQL
12 39 (3.36%) Bash
13 20 (1.72%) PHP
14 19 (1.64%) R
15 18 (1.55%) Shell Script
16 13 (1.12%) ES6
16 13 (1.12%) VB
17 10 (0.86%) C
Qualifications
1 120 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 106 (9.13%) SC Cleared
3 84 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 57 (4.91%) Degree
5 28 (2.41%) MCSA
6 24 (2.07%) MCTS
7 22 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (1.12%) CCNA
10 12 (1.03%) MCSE
11 11 (0.95%) Master's Degree
12 10 (0.86%) CISSP
13 8 (0.69%) CEH
13 8 (0.69%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.60%) AWS Certification
15 6 (0.52%) CISM
15 6 (0.52%) ISEB
15 6 (0.52%) ISSAP
16 5 (0.43%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.39%) QA
2 26 (2.24%) Accessibility
3 20 (1.72%) SLA
4 13 (1.12%) GDPR
5 10 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.60%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.26%) SOC 2
9 2 (0.17%) NCSC
10 1 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.086%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 175 (15.07%) Docker
2 165 (14.21%) Active Directory
3 122 (10.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
5 13 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.60%) vSphere
7 5 (0.43%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.43%) XenApp
8 2 (0.17%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.086%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.086%) Ceph
9 1 (0.086%) Firmware
9 1 (0.086%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.086%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.086%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.086%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 230 (19.81%) Terraform
2 183 (15.76%) Kubernetes
3 76 (6.55%) Ansible
4 49 (4.22%) Puppet
5 43 (3.70%) SCCM
6 39 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (3.19%) Microsoft Intune
8 22 (1.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 18 (1.55%) Prometheus
10 17 (1.46%) Grafana
11 11 (0.95%) Cobbler
12 7 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
13 6 (0.52%) Istio
14 4 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
15 3 (0.26%) Consul
15 3 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 3 (0.26%) Packer
15 3 (0.26%) WSUS
15 3 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 457 (39.36%) Microsoft
2 158 (13.61%) VMware
3 68 (5.86%) Google
4 64 (5.51%) Citrix
5 59 (5.08%) Oracle
6 54 (4.65%) Cisco
7 42 (3.62%) Databricks
8 32 (2.76%) NetApp
9 31 (2.67%) EMC
10 30 (2.58%) HP
11 27 (2.33%) Veeam
12 25 (2.15%) IBM
13 23 (1.98%) Adobe
13 23 (1.98%) Sophos
14 21 (1.81%) Apple
15 20 (1.72%) Aruba
16 18 (1.55%) Red Hat
16 18 (1.55%) SaltStack
17 12 (1.03%) Dell
17 12 (1.03%) Fortinet