Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
North West > Manchester
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 9 21
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12 +27
Permanent jobs citing Azure 505 876 797
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 19.60% 13.30% 10.91%
As % of the Cloud Services category 56.30% 45.55% 41.66%
Number of salaries quoted 500 735 735
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,625 £75,000 £70,750
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 897 1,923 1,913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 34.82% 29.20% 26.18%
Number of salaries quoted 759 1,541 1,618
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +14.46%
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,946 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,625
North West median annual salary £52,500 £47,125 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.41% +4.72% +12.50%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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
Salford +23 14 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Stockport +2 11 £50,000 +13.64% 6
Bolton +15 4 £56,750 +18.23% 3
Wigan +6 3 £55,000 +150.00% 9
Altrincham -2 3 £62,500 +62.34% 3
Rochdale +8 2 £37,500 -10.30% 4
Bury +7 2 £25,000 -58.33% 4
Sale - 2 £40,000 - 2
Cheadle +4 1 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Oldham +2 1 £55,227 +22.73% 6
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £36,500 - 1
Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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.

1 236 (46.73%) Microsoft
2 178 (35.25%) .NET
3 163 (32.28%) SQL
4 161 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
5 150 (29.70%) C#
6 144 (28.51%) DevOps
7 132 (26.14%) AWS
8 108 (21.39%) SQL Server
9 107 (21.19%) Python
10 85 (16.83%) .NET Core
11 84 (16.63%) Analytics
12 82 (16.24%) Windows
12 82 (16.24%) Finance
13 81 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
14 79 (15.64%) JavaScript
15 74 (14.65%) Active Directory
15 74 (14.65%) GCP
15 74 (14.65%) IaaS
16 73 (14.46%) PowerShell
17 70 (13.86%) PaaS
17 70 (13.86%) Microservices
18 69 (13.66%) Software Engineering
19 68 (13.47%) Kubernetes
20 67 (13.27%) Data Lake
20 67 (13.27%) TOGAF
21 64 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
22 60 (11.88%) Migration
23 58 (11.49%) ASP.NET
23 58 (11.49%) Databricks
24 55 (10.89%) Business Intelligence

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 22 (4.36%) IIS
2 20 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.97%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.98%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.98%) CMS
5 9 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.19%) Apache
7 5 (0.99%) Confluence
7 5 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.99%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.79%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.59%) WordPress
10 2 (0.40%) Jadu
10 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.40%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.20%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.20%) nginx
11 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (2.77%) Chatbot
2 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.79%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 132 (26.14%) AWS
2 74 (14.65%) GCP
2 74 (14.65%) IaaS
3 70 (13.86%) PaaS
4 42 (8.32%) SaaS
5 40 (7.92%) Power Platform
6 38 (7.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 38 (7.52%) Office 365
7 23 (4.55%) Azure Data Factory
8 11 (2.18%) Serverless
9 6 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.79%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.79%) GitHub
11 4 (0.79%) Logic Apps
12 3 (0.59%) Boomi
12 3 (0.59%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.59%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.59%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.52%) Skype
2 37 (7.33%) DNS
3 34 (6.73%) DHCP
4 25 (4.95%) Firewall
5 18 (3.56%) VPN
6 12 (2.38%) MPLS
6 12 (2.38%) WAN
7 10 (1.98%) LAN
8 8 (1.58%) SAN
9 7 (1.39%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.19%) VoIP
11 5 (0.99%) AMQP
11 5 (0.99%) VLAN
11 5 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.79%) Internet
12 4 (0.79%) IP Telephony
13 3 (0.59%) HTTP
13 3 (0.59%) OSPF
13 3 (0.59%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (21.39%) SQL Server
2 67 (13.27%) Data Lake
3 42 (8.32%) Big Data
4 37 (7.33%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (7.33%) Power BI
5 26 (5.15%) Azure SQL Database
6 21 (4.16%) HDInsight
7 19 (3.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 19 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (3.17%) NoSQL
9 14 (2.77%) MongoDB
9 14 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.58%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (1.39%) MySQL
12 7 (1.39%) Snowflake Schema
13 6 (1.19%) Relational Database
13 6 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.99%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 30 (5.94%) Git (software)
2 25 (4.95%) JIRA
3 20 (3.96%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.96%) Visual Studio
4 16 (3.17%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.78%) GitLab
6 9 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (1.78%) Selenium
7 6 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.99%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.99%) ReSharper
9 4 (0.79%) Appium
9 4 (0.79%) Calabash
9 4 (0.79%) NUnit
9 4 (0.79%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.59%) JUnit
10 3 (0.59%) Maven
10 3 (0.59%) SpecFlow
General
1 82 (16.24%) Finance
2 26 (5.15%) Law
3 16 (3.17%) Legal
4 10 (1.98%) Marketing
5 5 (0.99%) Financial Institution
5 5 (0.99%) Local Government
5 5 (0.99%) Public Sector
5 5 (0.99%) Retail
6 4 (0.79%) Billing
6 4 (0.79%) Games
6 4 (0.79%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.59%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 139 (27.52%) Developer
2 108 (21.39%) Architect
3 65 (12.87%) .NET Developer
4 59 (11.68%) Solutions Architect
5 49 (9.70%) Cloud Architect
6 45 (8.91%) Senior Developer
7 44 (8.71%) Azure Architect
8 43 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
9 39 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 36 (7.13%) Software Engineer
11 34 (6.73%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 34 (6.73%) Software Developer
12 29 (5.74%) Infrastructure Architect
13 27 (5.35%) Data Engineer
14 26 (5.15%) Azure Engineer
15 24 (4.75%) Senior .NET Developer
16 23 (4.55%) C# Developer
17 21 (4.16%) Cloud Engineer
17 21 (4.16%) Lead Developer
18 20 (3.96%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (35.25%) .NET
2 85 (16.83%) .NET Core
3 58 (11.49%) ASP.NET
4 54 (10.69%) React
5 49 (9.70%) HTML
6 45 (8.91%) CSS
7 41 (8.12%) .NET Framework
8 38 (7.52%) AngularJS
9 31 (6.14%) ASP.NET Web API
10 24 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (4.16%) Entity Framework
12 19 (3.76%) ASP.NET Core
12 19 (3.76%) HTML5
12 19 (3.76%) Vue.js
13 18 (3.56%) REST
14 14 (2.77%) Node.js
14 14 (2.77%) Web Services
15 13 (2.57%) KnockoutJS
16 12 (2.38%) Blazor
16 12 (2.38%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 81 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.94%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (4.75%) Public Cloud
4 19 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.17%) Mobile App
5 16 (3.17%) Private Cloud
6 13 (2.57%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.78%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.19%) User Experience
8 6 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.79%) NHS
9 4 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.59%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.59%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.59%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.59%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.59%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 82 (16.24%) Windows
2 44 (8.71%) Linux
3 37 (7.33%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.58%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (0.99%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.59%) CentOS
9 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.20%) Android
10 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Unix
10 1 (0.20%) VMS
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (28.51%) DevOps
3 84 (16.63%) Analytics
4 70 (13.86%) Microservices
5 69 (13.66%) Software Engineering
6 67 (13.27%) TOGAF
7 60 (11.88%) Migration
8 55 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
9 53 (10.50%) Enterprise Architecture
10 46 (9.11%) Machine Learning
11 45 (8.91%) TDD
12 44 (8.71%) MVC
13 42 (8.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 36 (7.13%) Disaster Recovery
15 33 (6.53%) IT Strategy
15 33 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
16 32 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
16 32 (6.34%) Data Modelling
17 30 (5.94%) E-Commerce
18 29 (5.74%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 163 (32.28%) SQL
2 150 (29.70%) C#
3 107 (21.19%) Python
4 79 (15.64%) JavaScript
5 73 (14.46%) PowerShell
6 41 (8.12%) R
7 29 (5.74%) Java
8 25 (4.95%) Bash Shell
9 19 (3.76%) T-SQL
10 14 (2.77%) Go
10 14 (2.77%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.78%) ES6
12 7 (1.39%) Ruby
13 6 (1.19%) PHP
14 3 (0.59%) ES8
14 3 (0.59%) Scala
15 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.20%) Julia
16 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (9.50%) MCSA
3 47 (9.31%) MCSE
4 42 (8.32%) TOGAF Certification
5 23 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (4.55%) MCTS
6 21 (4.16%) CCNA
7 16 (3.17%) Degree
8 13 (2.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (1.98%) RHCE
10 6 (1.19%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.59%) HP AIS
11 3 (0.59%) HP ASE
11 3 (0.59%) HP MASE
11 3 (0.59%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.59%) MCITP
11 3 (0.59%) NCIE
12 2 (0.40%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (2.97%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.58%) QA
4 6 (1.19%) SLA
5 5 (0.99%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.59%) GDPR
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) NIST
7 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 74 (14.65%) Active Directory
2 47 (9.31%) Docker
3 34 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (3.56%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.79%) VMware Server
6 3 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.59%) XenApp
6 3 (0.59%) zsh
7 2 (0.40%) vCloud
7 2 (0.40%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.20%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.20%) vSphere
8 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 68 (13.47%) Kubernetes
2 47 (9.31%) Terraform
3 26 (5.15%) Ansible
4 23 (4.55%) Puppet
5 14 (2.77%) WSUS
6 11 (2.18%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (1.58%) SCCM
8 6 (1.19%) Grafana
8 6 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.99%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.59%) Nagios
11 2 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.40%) Consul
11 2 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.40%) Packer
11 2 (0.40%) SCOM
11 2 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 236 (46.73%) Microsoft
2 58 (11.49%) Databricks
3 46 (9.11%) VMware
4 37 (7.33%) Sparx
5 34 (6.73%) Google
6 20 (3.96%) Cisco
7 13 (2.57%) Citrix
8 11 (2.18%) NetApp
9 10 (1.98%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.39%) New Relic
10 7 (1.39%) Tableau
11 6 (1.19%) HP
11 6 (1.19%) Oracle
11 6 (1.19%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.19%) Splunk
11 6 (1.19%) Veeam
12 5 (0.99%) Juniper
12 5 (0.99%) Vertica
12 5 (0.99%) Xamarin
13 4 (0.79%) Nimble Storage