Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 9 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 +23
Permanent jobs citing Azure 657 849 876
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 21.37% 15.07% 12.91%
As % of the Cloud Services category 54.52% 46.42% 47.79%
Number of salaries quoted 723 734 853
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,750 £32,150 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £82,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +4.76%

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 1,205 1,829 1,833
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 39.20% 32.46% 27.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,079 1,507 1,601
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £80,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +11.36%

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021. 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
Bolton +8 17 £45,000 -6.25% 7
Stockport +15 16 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Salford +9 14 £45,000 - 8
Wigan +11 12 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Altrincham -12 6 £36,250 +3.57% 3
Oldham +2 4 £53,807 +16.34% 7
Bury +8 3 £25,000 -58.33% 1
Cheadle +7 2 £43,750 -12.50% 2
Rochdale +1 2 £37,500 -10.30%
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £36,500 -
Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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.

1 249 (37.90%) Microsoft
2 218 (33.18%) SQL
3 211 (32.12%) AWS
4 201 (30.59%) DevOps
5 188 (28.61%) .NET
6 174 (26.48%) Agile Software Development
7 157 (23.90%) C#
8 154 (23.44%) SQL Server
9 146 (22.22%) Windows
10 130 (19.79%) Python
11 117 (17.81%) JavaScript
12 102 (15.53%) Migration
13 101 (15.37%) PowerShell
14 96 (14.61%) Analytics
15 95 (14.46%) GCP
16 94 (14.31%) Analytical Skills
16 94 (14.31%) Terraform
17 90 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
18 89 (13.55%) Kubernetes
19 88 (13.39%) .NET Core
20 87 (13.24%) Software Engineering
21 83 (12.63%) Active Directory
22 76 (11.57%) Windows Server
23 74 (11.26%) React
23 74 (11.26%) Office 365
23 74 (11.26%) Docker
24 70 (10.65%) Data Warehouse
24 70 (10.65%) SaaS
25 69 (10.50%) VMware
26 66 (10.05%) Power Platform

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 35 (5.33%) SharePoint
2 30 (4.57%) IIS
3 28 (4.26%) CMS
4 21 (3.20%) Apache Spark
5 19 (2.89%) MS Exchange
5 19 (2.89%) WordPress
6 16 (2.44%) Apache
7 15 (2.28%) Umbraco
8 13 (1.98%) Sitecore CMS
9 12 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (1.67%) EPiServer
11 10 (1.52%) Kentico
12 9 (1.37%) Confluence
13 5 (0.76%) Apache Synapse
13 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.46%) Alfresco
14 3 (0.46%) Headless CMS
15 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.30%) Jadu
Applications
1 8 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.91%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.52%) nopCommerce
2 6 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.76%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.15%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 211 (32.12%) AWS
2 95 (14.46%) GCP
3 74 (11.26%) Office 365
4 70 (10.65%) SaaS
5 66 (10.05%) Power Platform
6 50 (7.61%) IaaS
7 48 (7.31%) PaaS
8 46 (7.00%) Serverless
9 35 (5.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 31 (4.72%) Azure Data Factory
11 15 (2.28%) Azure Functions
12 12 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (1.52%) OneDrive
13 10 (1.52%) PowerApps
14 7 (1.07%) GitHub
15 6 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.76%) Azure Machine Learning
16 5 (0.76%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 58 (8.83%) DNS
2 50 (7.61%) DHCP
3 29 (4.41%) Firewall
4 23 (3.50%) Skype
5 22 (3.35%) WAN
6 19 (2.89%) TCP/IP
7 13 (1.98%) VPN
8 12 (1.83%) SAN
9 10 (1.52%) LAN
9 10 (1.52%) MPLS
9 10 (1.52%) VoIP
10 9 (1.37%) VLAN
11 8 (1.22%) VSAN
12 7 (1.07%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (0.91%) HTTP
13 6 (0.91%) IP Telephony
14 5 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (0.76%) Wireshark
15 4 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
15 4 (0.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 70 (10.65%) Data Warehouse
3 64 (9.74%) Azure SQL Database
4 60 (9.13%) Data Lake
5 49 (7.46%) Power BI
6 38 (5.78%) Big Data
7 37 (5.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 35 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (3.81%) NoSQL
11 24 (3.65%) Amazon Redshift
12 23 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (3.04%) Cosmos DB
13 20 (3.04%) MySQL
14 16 (2.44%) Snowflake Schema
15 14 (2.13%) HDInsight
16 13 (1.98%) Hadoop
17 10 (1.52%) MongoDB
17 10 (1.52%) Spark SQL
18 9 (1.37%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 39 (5.94%) Git (software)
2 32 (4.87%) Jenkins
2 32 (4.87%) Visual Studio
3 27 (4.11%) JIRA
4 16 (2.44%) GitLab
5 13 (1.98%) Bitbucket
6 12 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (1.83%) TeamCity
7 8 (1.22%) Selenium
7 8 (1.22%) SonarQube
8 7 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.91%) Jasmine
9 6 (0.91%) JMeter
10 5 (0.76%) Babel
10 5 (0.76%) git-flow
10 5 (0.76%) Katalon Studio
10 5 (0.76%) MSTest
10 5 (0.76%) webpack
11 4 (0.61%) JUnit
11 4 (0.61%) Maven
General
1 60 (9.13%) Finance
2 30 (4.57%) Law
3 22 (3.35%) Public Sector
4 21 (3.20%) Retail
5 16 (2.44%) Marketing
6 13 (1.98%) Legal
7 10 (1.52%) Banking
7 10 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.76%) Electronics
9 5 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.61%) Games
10 4 (0.61%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.30%) Automotive
11 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 171 (26.03%) Developer
2 75 (11.42%) Architect
3 66 (10.05%) .NET Developer
3 66 (10.05%) Azure Engineer
4 56 (8.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 55 (8.37%) DevOps Engineer
6 54 (8.22%) Software Engineer
7 52 (7.91%) Senior Developer
8 47 (7.15%) Data Engineer
9 46 (7.00%) Azure Architect
10 44 (6.70%) Solutions Architect
11 36 (5.48%) Software Developer
12 35 (5.33%) Cloud Engineer
13 29 (4.41%) Data Architect
14 27 (4.11%) Cloud Architect
15 22 (3.35%) C# Developer
15 22 (3.35%) Consultant
16 21 (3.20%) C# .NET Developer
16 21 (3.20%) Full Stack Developer
16 21 (3.20%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (28.61%) .NET
2 88 (13.39%) .NET Core
3 74 (11.26%) React
4 59 (8.98%) ASP.NET
5 57 (8.68%) AngularJS
6 52 (7.91%) CSS
6 52 (7.91%) HTML
7 39 (5.94%) .NET Framework
8 37 (5.63%) Web Services
9 35 (5.33%) Node.js
10 26 (3.96%) ASP.NET Web API
10 26 (3.96%) Vue.js
11 21 (3.20%) ASP.NET Core
12 20 (3.04%) Blazor
13 18 (2.74%) jQuery
14 17 (2.59%) Entity Framework
14 17 (2.59%) REST
15 14 (2.13%) HTML5
15 14 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 13 (1.98%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 94 (14.31%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (7.91%) Greenfield Project
3 31 (4.72%) Public Cloud
4 24 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (3.50%) User Experience
6 20 (3.04%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.44%) NHS
8 12 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.67%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.37%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.22%) Clustering
11 8 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (1.07%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.76%) Cloud Native
13 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
13 5 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
14 4 (0.61%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 146 (22.22%) Windows
2 76 (11.57%) Windows Server
3 56 (8.52%) Linux
4 17 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (1.67%) Unix
5 11 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.22%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (0.76%) Android
10 5 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.61%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) SUSE
12 1 (0.15%) VMS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (30.59%) DevOps
2 174 (26.48%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (15.53%) Migration
4 96 (14.61%) Analytics
5 90 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
6 87 (13.24%) Software Engineering
7 62 (9.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 58 (8.83%) Microservices
9 54 (8.22%) Data Modelling
10 51 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
11 50 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
12 49 (7.46%) ETL
13 47 (7.15%) Infrastructure as Code
14 46 (7.00%) E-Commerce
15 44 (6.70%) Machine Learning
15 44 (6.70%) TDD
16 43 (6.54%) MVC
17 41 (6.24%) Enterprise Architecture
18 37 (5.63%) Data Analytics
19 35 (5.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 218 (33.18%) SQL
2 157 (23.90%) C#
3 130 (19.79%) Python
4 117 (17.81%) JavaScript
5 101 (15.37%) PowerShell
6 32 (4.87%) Java
7 31 (4.72%) Go
8 28 (4.26%) Bash Shell
9 27 (4.11%) R
10 25 (3.81%) TypeScript
11 20 (3.04%) PHP
12 19 (2.89%) T-SQL
13 16 (2.44%) Ruby
14 13 (1.98%) C++
14 13 (1.98%) Scala
15 10 (1.52%) ES6
15 10 (1.52%) Kotlin
16 3 (0.46%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.46%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.30%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 32 (4.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (3.81%) Degree
3 19 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (2.28%) MCSE
4 15 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (2.13%) MCSA
6 12 (1.83%) Security Cleared
7 10 (1.52%) TOGAF Certification
8 9 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.37%) RHCE
9 8 (1.22%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.91%) SC Cleared
11 5 (0.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 5 (0.76%) CISSP
11 5 (0.76%) MCTS
12 4 (0.61%) CCNA
12 4 (0.61%) CREST Certified
13 3 (0.46%) GIAC
13 3 (0.46%) JNCIS
13 3 (0.46%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.74%) QA
2 13 (1.98%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.52%) SLA
3 10 (1.52%) WAI
4 5 (0.76%) GDPR
5 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 83 (12.63%) Active Directory
2 74 (11.26%) Docker
3 47 (7.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (3.04%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.44%) vSphere
6 13 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.37%) VMware NSX
8 7 (1.07%) VMware Server
9 6 (0.91%) vCloud
9 6 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.61%) XenApp
12 3 (0.46%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.46%) zsh
13 1 (0.15%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.15%) HDFS
13 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 94 (14.31%) Terraform
2 89 (13.55%) Kubernetes
3 32 (4.87%) Ansible
4 29 (4.41%) Puppet
5 13 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.98%) SCCM
6 10 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.52%) vRealize
6 10 (1.52%) WSUS
7 7 (1.07%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (0.91%) Grafana
8 6 (0.91%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.30%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.15%) Nessus
Vendors
1 249 (37.90%) Microsoft
2 69 (10.50%) VMware
3 56 (8.52%) Oracle
4 55 (8.37%) Databricks
5 26 (3.96%) Google
6 24 (3.65%) Sparx
7 23 (3.50%) Cisco
8 19 (2.89%) Citrix
8 19 (2.89%) NetApp
9 16 (2.44%) EnterpriseDB
10 15 (2.28%) Veeam
11 13 (1.98%) EMC
11 13 (1.98%) Red Hat
11 13 (1.98%) Sitecore
12 10 (1.52%) SAP
13 8 (1.22%) Vertica
14 7 (1.07%) HP
14 7 (1.07%) New Relic
14 7 (1.07%) Nimble Storage
14 7 (1.07%) Splunk