Period
to 20 November 2019

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 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 16 44
Rank change year-on-year +8 +28 +40
Permanent jobs citing Azure 921 863 524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.24% 11.73% 6.58%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.71% 44.51% 31.10%
Number of salaries quoted 717 730 469
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £50,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.48% +1.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,000 £33,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,125 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 2,015 1,939 1,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 31.16% 26.35% 21.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,653 1,643 1,491
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +13.10% -3.45%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £66,250
North West median annual salary £47,125 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +4.72% +9.76% +2.50%

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019. 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 +20 56 £46,250 +2.78% 13
Altrincham +4 27 £40,000 -33.33% 10
Bolton +7 26 £47,500 - 2
Salford +2 16 £45,000 +87.50% 12
Cheadle -4 11 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Rochdale -7 9 £41,808 -29.59% 2
Oldham - 8 £45,000 - 1
Wigan +22 6 £22,000 -52.43% 1
Bury +1 2 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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.

1 466 (50.60%) AWS
2 324 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
3 316 (34.31%) Microsoft
4 270 (29.32%) DevOps
5 244 (26.49%) Windows
6 220 (23.89%) .NET
7 195 (21.17%) C#
8 190 (20.63%) Office 365
9 180 (19.54%) GCP
10 178 (19.33%) SQL
11 173 (18.78%) VMware
12 172 (18.68%) SQL Server
13 171 (18.57%) Active Directory
14 168 (18.24%) Linux
15 150 (16.29%) JavaScript
16 135 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
17 119 (12.92%) Windows Server
18 118 (12.81%) Microservices
19 112 (12.16%) Docker
19 112 (12.16%) TDD
20 111 (12.05%) .NET Core
20 111 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 109 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
22 108 (11.73%) AngularJS
22 108 (11.73%) ASP.NET
23 106 (11.51%) Firewall
23 106 (11.51%) Kubernetes
24 105 (11.40%) MVC
25 101 (10.97%) Software Engineering
26 100 (10.86%) HTML

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 50 (5.43%) IIS
2 46 (4.99%) SharePoint
3 42 (4.56%) MS Exchange
4 18 (1.95%) Cloud Foundry
5 16 (1.74%) Apache Spark
6 15 (1.63%) CMS
7 11 (1.19%) Apache
7 11 (1.19%) Umbraco
8 8 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.76%) nginx
9 7 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.76%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.65%) Confluence
10 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.65%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.33%) Drupal
12 3 (0.33%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.43%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.65%) SDL Web 8
2 5 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.43%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.22%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 466 (50.60%) AWS
2 190 (20.63%) Office 365
3 180 (19.54%) GCP
4 77 (8.36%) SaaS
5 75 (8.14%) IaaS
6 65 (7.06%) PaaS
7 61 (6.62%) Serverless
8 59 (6.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 41 (4.45%) Cloud Computing
10 38 (4.13%) AWS Lambda
11 35 (3.80%) Power Platform
12 31 (3.37%) Amazon SQS
13 25 (2.71%) GitHub
14 21 (2.28%) Heroku
15 19 (2.06%) Amazon S3
16 15 (1.63%) Amazon Kinesis
17 14 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
18 13 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
19 12 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
20 9 (0.98%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 106 (11.51%) Firewall
2 81 (8.79%) DNS
3 48 (5.21%) DHCP
4 45 (4.89%) TCP/IP
5 44 (4.78%) WAN
6 40 (4.34%) LAN
6 40 (4.34%) SAN
7 31 (3.37%) VPN
8 30 (3.26%) VLAN
9 20 (2.17%) Internet
10 18 (1.95%) Skype
11 15 (1.63%) HTTP
12 13 (1.41%) MPLS
13 12 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (1.30%) IP Telephony
13 12 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (1.30%) VSAN
14 11 (1.19%) VoIP
15 10 (1.09%) iSCSI
15 10 (1.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (18.68%) SQL Server
2 70 (7.60%) Data Warehouse
3 60 (6.51%) MySQL
4 56 (6.08%) NoSQL
5 54 (5.86%) MongoDB
6 39 (4.23%) Azure SQL Database
7 37 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
8 35 (3.80%) Power BI
9 31 (3.37%) Snowflake Schema
10 29 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 27 (2.93%) Amazon Redshift
12 26 (2.82%) Relational Database
13 25 (2.71%) Big Data
14 24 (2.61%) BigQuery
14 24 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 22 (2.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 22 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 17 (1.85%) Neo4j
17 12 (1.30%) Cosmos DB
17 12 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 81 (8.79%) Git (software)
2 77 (8.36%) Jenkins
3 45 (4.89%) GitLab
4 35 (3.80%) TeamCity
5 33 (3.58%) JIRA
6 23 (2.50%) CircleCI
6 23 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
7 22 (2.39%) RSpec
8 21 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (2.06%) Brakeman
9 19 (2.06%) minitest
9 19 (2.06%) RuboCop
9 19 (2.06%) Selenium
10 11 (1.19%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.87%) ReSharper
11 8 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.76%) Artifactory
12 7 (0.76%) Mercurial
13 6 (0.65%) Appium
13 6 (0.65%) webpack
General
1 83 (9.01%) Finance
2 57 (6.19%) Retail
3 49 (5.32%) Public Sector
4 30 (3.26%) Legal
5 28 (3.04%) Banking
5 28 (3.04%) Law
6 23 (2.50%) Marketing
7 13 (1.41%) Games
7 13 (1.41%) Local Government
7 13 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.98%) Fire and Rescue
9 9 (0.98%) Police
10 6 (0.65%) Publishing
11 5 (0.54%) Automotive
12 3 (0.33%) Back Office
13 2 (0.22%) Electronics
14 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 198 (21.50%) Developer
2 94 (10.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 83 (9.01%) Architect
4 73 (7.93%) Software Engineer
5 70 (7.60%) DevOps Engineer
6 69 (7.49%) Cloud Engineer
7 68 (7.38%) Consultant
8 66 (7.17%) .NET Developer
9 60 (6.51%) Senior Developer
10 55 (5.97%) C# Developer
11 48 (5.21%) Azure Engineer
12 40 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
13 39 (4.23%) Senior Software Engineer
14 32 (3.47%) Senior .NET Developer
15 30 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
15 30 (3.26%) Software Developer
16 29 (3.15%) AWS Engineer
16 29 (3.15%) Support Engineer
17 28 (3.04%) Analyst
18 25 (2.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (23.89%) .NET
2 111 (12.05%) .NET Core
3 108 (11.73%) AngularJS
3 108 (11.73%) ASP.NET
4 100 (10.86%) HTML
5 95 (10.31%) React
6 91 (9.88%) CSS
7 73 (7.93%) Node.js
8 68 (7.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 53 (5.75%) .NET Framework
9 53 (5.75%) RESTful
10 52 (5.65%) Web Services
11 51 (5.54%) REST
12 49 (5.32%) ASP.NET Web API
13 41 (4.45%) Vue.js
14 31 (3.37%) HTML5
15 28 (3.04%) Entity Framework
16 24 (2.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 22 (2.39%) ASP.NET Core
18 20 (2.17%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 77 (8.36%) Data Centre
2 58 (6.30%) Greenfield Project
3 46 (4.99%) Public Cloud
4 43 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
6 35 (3.80%) User Experience
7 33 (3.58%) Cloud Native
8 29 (3.15%) Management Information System
8 29 (3.15%) Mobile App
9 27 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
10 21 (2.28%) Private Cloud
11 19 (2.06%) Replication
12 15 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (1.52%) Driving Licence
14 11 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (1.19%) FlexPod
15 10 (1.09%) PlayStation
15 10 (1.09%) Xbox
16 9 (0.98%) NHS
17 6 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 244 (26.49%) Windows
2 168 (18.24%) Linux
3 119 (12.92%) Windows Server
4 55 (5.97%) Windows 10
5 32 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (2.28%) Unix
8 15 (1.63%) CentOS
9 13 (1.41%) Apple iOS
10 12 (1.30%) Android
11 10 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.09%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.87%) Data ONTAP
13 7 (0.76%) Debian
14 5 (0.54%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.43%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.43%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.33%) AIX
16 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (29.32%) DevOps
3 135 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
4 118 (12.81%) Microservices
5 112 (12.16%) TDD
6 111 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 105 (11.40%) MVC
8 101 (10.97%) Software Engineering
9 94 (10.21%) Scrum
10 92 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
11 83 (9.01%) Mentoring
11 83 (9.01%) Migration
12 75 (8.14%) Coaching
13 74 (8.03%) Test Automation
14 73 (7.93%) ITIL
15 56 (6.08%) ETL
16 54 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
17 53 (5.75%) Configuration Management
18 50 (5.43%) SOA
18 50 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 195 (21.17%) C#
2 178 (19.33%) SQL
3 150 (16.29%) JavaScript
4 96 (10.42%) Python
5 73 (7.93%) PowerShell
6 68 (7.38%) Java
7 53 (5.75%) Bash Shell
8 35 (3.80%) Ruby
9 25 (2.71%) T-SQL
10 19 (2.06%) C
10 19 (2.06%) TypeScript
11 17 (1.85%) Scala
12 14 (1.52%) C++
13 11 (1.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 11 (1.19%) PHP
14 8 (0.87%) R
14 8 (0.87%) XPath
15 6 (0.65%) ES6
15 6 (0.65%) Kotlin
15 6 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 65 (7.06%) Degree
2 42 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (2.39%) MCSA
5 19 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (1.95%) CCNA
7 16 (1.74%) Security Cleared
8 11 (1.19%) MCSE
8 11 (1.19%) VCP6
9 9 (0.98%) SC Cleared
10 8 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
11 6 (0.65%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.65%) MCTS
12 5 (0.54%) MCITP
12 5 (0.54%) VCAP
13 3 (0.33%) CCIE
13 3 (0.33%) ISEB
14 2 (0.22%) CCNP
14 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.34%) QA
2 20 (2.17%) SLA
3 15 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.41%) PMO
5 12 (1.30%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.98%) GDPR
7 5 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.33%) NIST
9 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.11%) BS7799
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.11%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 171 (18.57%) Active Directory
2 112 (12.16%) Docker
3 109 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (4.45%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.17%) Varnish
6 18 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (1.85%) VMware NSX
8 16 (1.74%) vSphere
9 9 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (0.87%) NFS
11 7 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.76%) XenApp
12 6 (0.65%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.33%) vCloud
16 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
16 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 106 (11.51%) Kubernetes
2 89 (9.66%) Puppet
3 81 (8.79%) Terraform
4 59 (6.41%) Ansible
4 59 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
5 52 (5.65%) SCCM
6 33 (3.58%) Microsoft Intune
7 21 (2.28%) WSUS
8 16 (1.74%) SCOM
9 12 (1.30%) Nagios
10 10 (1.09%) AirWatch
10 10 (1.09%) Graphite
10 10 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 10 (1.09%) Prometheus
11 9 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
11 9 (0.98%) Packer
11 9 (0.98%) vRealize
12 8 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (0.87%) Jamf Pro
12 8 (0.87%) Salt
Vendors
1 316 (34.31%) Microsoft
2 173 (18.78%) VMware
3 91 (9.88%) Cisco
4 73 (7.93%) Google
5 49 (5.32%) NetApp
6 36 (3.91%) Veeam
7 27 (2.93%) Oracle
8 24 (2.61%) Citrix
8 24 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (2.17%) Sage
10 18 (1.95%) Tableau
11 16 (1.74%) HP
11 16 (1.74%) Teradata
12 15 (1.63%) Meraki
13 14 (1.52%) Dell
13 14 (1.52%) EMC
14 13 (1.41%) SolarWinds
15 12 (1.30%) Databricks
15 12 (1.30%) Palo Alto
15 12 (1.30%) Red Hat