Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 6 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 +19
Permanent jobs citing Azure 807 870 820
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 21.57% 18.29% 13.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.91% 52.38% 46.12%
Number of salaries quoted 696 669 671
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - -4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £82,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 1,497 1,661 1,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 40.01% 34.92% 28.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,326 1,350 1,460
10th Percentile £33,375 £31,250 £29,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,121 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,501 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.00% +5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £67,500 £64,358 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £77,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +2 28 £42,500 -19.05% 3
Stockport +12 16 £42,500 -5.03% 6
Salford +9 13 £42,000 -4.00% 10
Wigan +4 11 £47,500 -19.15% 1
Cheadle +8 8 £47,500 - 4
Bury - 5 £43,750 - 4
Sale +10 4 - -
Oldham +4 4 £52,500 -19.23% 2
Altrincham -15 4 £35,000 - 5
Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 328 (40.64%) AWS
2 309 (38.29%) DevOps
3 303 (37.55%) Microsoft
4 280 (34.70%) Agile Software Development
5 229 (28.38%) SQL
6 206 (25.53%) .NET
7 201 (24.91%) C#
8 176 (21.81%) SQL Server
9 174 (21.56%) Windows
10 163 (20.20%) JavaScript
11 147 (18.22%) Terraform
12 145 (17.97%) GCP
13 144 (17.84%) Kubernetes
14 142 (17.60%) Migration
15 133 (16.48%) Python
16 128 (15.86%) Docker
17 119 (14.75%) Software Engineering
18 114 (14.13%) PowerShell
18 114 (14.13%) Microsoft 365
19 111 (13.75%) Active Directory
20 106 (13.14%) Windows Server
21 97 (12.02%) .NET Core
22 91 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
23 88 (10.90%) VMware
23 88 (10.90%) AngularJS
24 87 (10.78%) Linux
25 86 (10.66%) React
25 86 (10.66%) Infrastructure as Code
26 85 (10.53%) SaaS
27 84 (10.41%) Analytics

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 34 (4.21%) IIS
2 30 (3.72%) CMS
3 28 (3.47%) SharePoint
4 25 (3.10%) Confluence
5 21 (2.60%) MS Exchange
6 19 (2.35%) Apache Spark
7 13 (1.61%) Umbraco
7 13 (1.61%) WordPress
8 12 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (1.36%) Apache
10 10 (1.24%) EPiServer
10 10 (1.24%) Kentico
11 8 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.87%) nginx
13 6 (0.74%) Alfresco
14 4 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.50%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.37%) CloudStack
16 2 (0.25%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 21 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.24%) nopCommerce
2 7 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.74%) Magento
4 4 (0.50%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.37%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.12%) Shopify
6 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 328 (40.64%) AWS
2 145 (17.97%) GCP
3 114 (14.13%) Microsoft 365
4 85 (10.53%) SaaS
5 78 (9.67%) Power Platform
6 65 (8.05%) IaaS
7 64 (7.93%) PaaS
8 54 (6.69%) Serverless
9 47 (5.82%) Azure Active Directory
10 41 (5.08%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (3.59%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 29 (3.59%) Azure Data Factory
12 28 (3.47%) Azure Service Fabric
13 20 (2.48%) Azure Functions
13 20 (2.48%) Azure Service Bus
13 20 (2.48%) PowerApps
14 18 (2.23%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 17 (2.11%) GitHub
16 12 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
17 11 (1.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.70%) Firewall
2 44 (5.45%) DNS
3 36 (4.46%) DHCP
4 28 (3.47%) VPN
5 25 (3.10%) WAN
6 20 (2.48%) VLAN
7 19 (2.35%) TCP/IP
8 15 (1.86%) MPLS
8 15 (1.86%) OSPF
9 14 (1.73%) IPv4
9 14 (1.73%) SAN
10 13 (1.61%) VSAN
11 11 (1.36%) LAN
11 11 (1.36%) Skype
12 7 (0.87%) HTTP
12 7 (0.87%) SD-WAN
13 6 (0.74%) FTP
13 6 (0.74%) IPsec
13 6 (0.74%) Network Security
13 6 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (21.81%) SQL Server
2 73 (9.05%) Data Warehouse
3 52 (6.44%) Azure SQL Database
4 51 (6.32%) Power BI
5 43 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (4.21%) MySQL
8 33 (4.09%) NoSQL
9 27 (3.35%) Data Lake
10 25 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (2.97%) Big Data
11 24 (2.97%) MongoDB
12 22 (2.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 20 (2.48%) Hadoop
14 19 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
15 16 (1.98%) Amazon Redshift
16 12 (1.49%) Snowflake Schema
16 12 (1.49%) Tableau
17 10 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
17 10 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 62 (7.68%) Git (software)
2 41 (5.08%) Jenkins
3 38 (4.71%) GitLab
4 37 (4.58%) JIRA
4 37 (4.58%) Visual Studio
5 17 (2.11%) MSTest
6 15 (1.86%) Subversion
7 14 (1.73%) Bitbucket
7 14 (1.73%) JMeter
7 14 (1.73%) Selenium
8 12 (1.49%) git-flow
8 12 (1.49%) Katalon Studio
9 8 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.87%) Jasmine
10 7 (0.87%) SonarQube
10 7 (0.87%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.74%) webpack
12 5 (0.62%) Maven
12 5 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 67 (8.30%) Finance
2 36 (4.46%) Public Sector
2 36 (4.46%) Retail
3 24 (2.97%) Law
4 20 (2.48%) Marketing
5 19 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 17 (2.11%) Banking
7 12 (1.49%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.36%) Electronics
9 6 (0.74%) Automotive
9 6 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.37%) Legal
12 2 (0.25%) Back Office
12 2 (0.25%) Games
12 2 (0.25%) Housing Association
13 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 203 (25.15%) Developer
2 104 (12.89%) Architect
3 98 (12.14%) Azure Engineer
4 80 (9.91%) .NET Developer
5 72 (8.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 68 (8.43%) Senior Developer
7 60 (7.43%) Software Engineer
8 59 (7.31%) Azure Architect
9 56 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
10 37 (4.58%) Cloud Engineer
10 37 (4.58%) Consultant
10 37 (4.58%) Data Architect
11 35 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
12 33 (4.09%) Full Stack Developer
13 32 (3.97%) Platform Engineer
14 29 (3.59%) Data Engineer
15 27 (3.35%) Senior .NET Developer
16 25 (3.10%) Cloud Architect
17 23 (2.85%) Software Developer
18 21 (2.60%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (25.53%) .NET
2 97 (12.02%) .NET Core
3 88 (10.90%) AngularJS
4 86 (10.66%) React
5 69 (8.55%) .NET Framework
6 63 (7.81%) Web Services
7 56 (6.94%) HTML
8 55 (6.82%) ASP.NET
8 55 (6.82%) Vue.js
9 53 (6.57%) CSS
9 53 (6.57%) Node.js
10 40 (4.96%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (3.72%) RESTful
12 27 (3.35%) jQuery
13 25 (3.10%) REST
14 24 (2.97%) Entity Framework
15 21 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (2.48%) HTML5
17 17 (2.11%) CSS3
18 16 (1.98%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.45%) Public Cloud
3 32 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (2.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 22 (2.73%) User Experience
6 20 (2.48%) Data Centre
7 18 (2.23%) Cloud Native
7 18 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
8 17 (2.11%) Organisational Skills
9 14 (1.73%) Private Cloud
10 13 (1.61%) Clustering
10 13 (1.61%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.61%) NHS
10 13 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (1.49%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.12%) Enterprise Cloud
13 8 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (0.87%) Blog
15 6 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 174 (21.56%) Windows
2 106 (13.14%) Windows Server
3 87 (10.78%) Linux
4 31 (3.84%) Unix
5 15 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (1.73%) Windows Server 2019
7 8 (0.99%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.62%) Android
9 5 (0.62%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.50%) Alpine Linux
10 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.50%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.37%) CentOS
12 1 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (38.29%) DevOps
2 280 (34.70%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (17.60%) Migration
4 119 (14.75%) Software Engineering
5 91 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
6 86 (10.66%) Infrastructure as Code
7 84 (10.41%) Analytics
8 83 (10.29%) TDD
9 81 (10.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 79 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
11 74 (9.17%) MVC
12 71 (8.80%) Microservices
13 68 (8.43%) SOLID
14 64 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
15 59 (7.31%) Scrum
16 52 (6.44%) Machine Learning
17 51 (6.32%) Mentoring
18 50 (6.20%) Coaching
18 50 (6.20%) ETL
19 44 (5.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 229 (28.38%) SQL
2 201 (24.91%) C#
3 163 (20.20%) JavaScript
4 133 (16.48%) Python
5 114 (14.13%) PowerShell
6 55 (6.82%) Java
7 52 (6.44%) Go
8 44 (5.45%) Bash Shell
9 37 (4.58%) T-SQL
9 37 (4.58%) TypeScript
10 34 (4.21%) Scala
11 32 (3.97%) C++
11 32 (3.97%) Kotlin
11 32 (3.97%) Ruby
12 18 (2.23%) R
13 16 (1.98%) PHP
14 15 (1.86%) C
15 8 (0.99%) ES6
16 4 (0.50%) VB
16 4 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 41 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 37 (4.58%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (2.60%) RHCE
5 19 (2.35%) Degree
5 19 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (1.73%) GIAC
6 14 (1.73%) MCSE
7 13 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.36%) MCSA
9 10 (1.24%) AWS Certification
10 9 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.74%) MCTS
11 6 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (0.62%) CCNA
12 5 (0.62%) OCP
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 4 (0.50%) CISSP
14 3 (0.37%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.85%) QA
2 14 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.61%) SLA
4 10 (1.24%) WAI
5 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) GRC
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.12%) NIST
7 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 128 (15.86%) Docker
2 111 (13.75%) Active Directory
3 57 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (2.85%) vSphere
6 20 (2.48%) Hyper-V
7 18 (2.23%) VMware NSX
8 12 (1.49%) vCloud
9 10 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.74%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 6 (0.74%) Shibboleth
10 6 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.62%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.50%) XenApp
13 3 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.25%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.12%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 147 (18.22%) Terraform
2 144 (17.84%) Kubernetes
3 66 (8.18%) Ansible
4 54 (6.69%) Puppet
5 24 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (2.85%) SCCM
7 20 (2.48%) Prometheus
8 17 (2.11%) Grafana
9 14 (1.73%) Failover Clustering
9 14 (1.73%) vRealize
10 13 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
11 12 (1.49%) Istio
12 10 (1.24%) SCOM
13 9 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 6 (0.74%) Packer
15 5 (0.62%) Consul
15 5 (0.62%) Graphite
15 5 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
16 4 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 303 (37.55%) Microsoft
2 88 (10.90%) VMware
3 77 (9.54%) Oracle
4 38 (4.71%) Google
5 36 (4.46%) Databricks
6 32 (3.97%) EnterpriseDB
7 27 (3.35%) Red Hat
8 21 (2.60%) Cisco
9 19 (2.35%) Citrix
9 19 (2.35%) NetApp
10 18 (2.23%) EMC
11 17 (2.11%) SAP
12 14 (1.73%) Sitecore
13 13 (1.61%) Veeam
14 10 (1.24%) OpenText
15 9 (1.12%) Sparx
16 7 (0.87%) AppDynamics
16 7 (0.87%) Cognos
17 6 (0.74%) Nimble Storage
17 6 (0.74%) Salesforce.com