Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 7 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 +11
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,224 499 885
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 22.57% 19.24% 13.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.23% 55.94% 45.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,051 434 687
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,363 £30,077
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £65,938 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £70,000 £75,000
North West median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £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 2,437 892 1,942
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 44.94% 34.40% 29.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,970 755 1,560
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £28,946
25th Percentile £41,563 £42,500 £36,258
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £72,500
North West median annual salary £51,000 £52,500 £47,125
% change year-on-year -2.86% +11.41% +4.72%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Stockport +13 20 £57,500 +15.00% 11
Wigan +9 17 £55,000 - 2
Cheadle +7 8 £37,500 -16.67% 7
Bolton -11 7 £51,500 -9.25% 9
Bury +4 6 £45,000 +80.00% 5
Salford -10 6 £50,000 -10.07% 17
Oldham 0 4 £68,750 +24.49% 3
Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 588 (48.04%) DevOps
2 535 (43.71%) Agile Software Development
3 534 (43.63%) AWS
4 474 (38.73%) Microsoft
5 329 (26.88%) C#
6 316 (25.82%) .NET
7 295 (24.10%) SQL
7 295 (24.10%) JavaScript
8 253 (20.67%) GCP
9 249 (20.34%) Kubernetes
10 248 (20.26%) Terraform
11 247 (20.18%) Docker
12 243 (19.85%) Windows
13 240 (19.61%) Software Engineering
14 206 (16.83%) Python
14 206 (16.83%) React
15 193 (15.77%) Infrastructure as Code
16 191 (15.60%) SQL Server
17 181 (14.79%) PowerShell
18 179 (14.62%) Social Skills
19 176 (14.38%) Microsoft 365
20 172 (14.05%) AngularJS
21 162 (13.24%) Microservices
22 160 (13.07%) Java
23 157 (12.83%) .NET Core
24 153 (12.50%) Linux
25 148 (12.09%) Active Directory
26 141 (11.52%) TDD
27 139 (11.36%) VMware
28 135 (11.03%) Migration

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 37 (3.02%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 21 (1.72%) Confluence
4 18 (1.47%) CMS
5 13 (1.06%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.06%) IIS
6 10 (0.82%) Drupal
7 8 (0.65%) Apache
8 7 (0.57%) WordPress
9 5 (0.41%) SAS
9 5 (0.41%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.33%) nginx
11 3 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.16%) Kentico
12 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.082%) InVision
Business Applications
1 22 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.25%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.16%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 1 (0.082%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.082%) Magento
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.082%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 534 (43.63%) AWS
2 253 (20.67%) GCP
3 176 (14.38%) Microsoft 365
4 110 (8.99%) IaaS
5 93 (7.60%) SaaS
6 89 (7.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 85 (6.94%) AWS CloudFormation
7 85 (6.94%) PaaS
8 74 (6.05%) Power Platform
9 54 (4.41%) Serverless
10 42 (3.43%) Dynamics 365
11 33 (2.70%) Azure Service Bus
12 32 (2.61%) Azure Data Factory
12 32 (2.61%) npm
13 31 (2.53%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 28 (2.29%) Azure Key Vault
15 26 (2.12%) GitHub
16 20 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
16 20 (1.63%) Datadog
16 20 (1.63%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 71 (5.80%) Firewall
2 38 (3.10%) DNS
3 36 (2.94%) VPN
4 35 (2.86%) WAN
5 29 (2.37%) LAN
6 25 (2.04%) DHCP
7 24 (1.96%) TCP/IP
8 20 (1.63%) Network Security
9 16 (1.31%) VLAN
10 15 (1.23%) SAN
11 13 (1.06%) MPLS
11 13 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (0.98%) OSPF
13 11 (0.90%) Internet
13 11 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
13 11 (0.90%) Modbus
13 11 (0.90%) Wireshark
14 10 (0.82%) IPv4
14 10 (0.82%) Unified Communications
15 7 (0.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 80 (6.54%) Data Warehouse
3 60 (4.90%) Power BI
4 58 (4.74%) NoSQL
5 55 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (3.92%) MySQL
7 46 (3.76%) Azure SQL Database
8 42 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 36 (2.94%) MongoDB
10 30 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
10 30 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (2.21%) Big Data
12 25 (2.04%) Data Lake
13 22 (1.80%) Redis
14 20 (1.63%) MariaDB
14 20 (1.63%) Tableau
15 15 (1.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 13 (1.06%) Relational Database
17 12 (0.98%) Blockchain
18 11 (0.90%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 131 (10.70%) Jenkins
2 128 (10.46%) Git (software)
3 55 (4.49%) JIRA
4 33 (2.70%) GitLab
5 30 (2.45%) Visual Studio
6 29 (2.37%) Maven
7 28 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (2.21%) gulp
8 27 (2.21%) webpack
9 24 (1.96%) JUnit
9 24 (1.96%) TeamCity
10 22 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
11 13 (1.06%) Subversion
12 11 (0.90%) JMeter
13 9 (0.74%) Selenium
14 8 (0.65%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.65%) CircleCI
15 7 (0.57%) Postman
15 7 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
15 7 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 179 (14.62%) Social Skills
2 107 (8.74%) Finance
3 64 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (4.90%) Law
5 53 (4.33%) Retail
6 42 (3.43%) Public Sector
7 35 (2.86%) Legal
8 23 (1.88%) Marketing
9 20 (1.63%) Banking
9 20 (1.63%) Organisational Skills
10 17 (1.39%) Presentation Skills
11 14 (1.14%) Games
12 13 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.98%) Electronics
14 10 (0.82%) Influencing Skills
14 10 (0.82%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.82%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.33%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.33%) Documentation Skills
15 4 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 325 (26.55%) Developer
2 143 (11.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 126 (10.29%) Azure Engineer
4 124 (10.13%) Architect
5 117 (9.56%) Senior Developer
6 94 (7.68%) Software Engineer
7 87 (7.11%) .NET Developer
8 74 (6.05%) Consultant
9 72 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 56 (4.58%) Cloud Engineer
11 53 (4.33%) Azure Architect
12 52 (4.25%) Full Stack Developer
13 49 (4.00%) C# Developer
14 46 (3.76%) Technical Leader
15 44 (3.59%) Platform Engineer
16 43 (3.51%) Software Developer
17 41 (3.35%) Senior DevOps
18 40 (3.27%) AWS Architect
18 40 (3.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 39 (3.19%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (25.82%) .NET
2 206 (16.83%) React
3 172 (14.05%) AngularJS
4 157 (12.83%) .NET Core
5 91 (7.43%) Vue.js
6 88 (7.19%) .NET Framework
7 85 (6.94%) CSS
8 80 (6.54%) Web Services
9 78 (6.37%) ARM Templates
10 73 (5.96%) Node.js
11 64 (5.23%) RESTful
12 54 (4.41%) HTML
13 50 (4.08%) Spring
14 47 (3.84%) ASP.NET
15 37 (3.02%) Sass
16 36 (2.94%) Spring Boot
17 29 (2.37%) REST
18 28 (2.29%) XML
19 27 (2.21%) DOM
19 27 (2.21%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 99 (8.09%) Public Cloud
2 88 (7.19%) Data Centre
3 76 (6.21%) Greenfield Project
4 41 (3.35%) Private Cloud
5 40 (3.27%) Linux Command Line
6 37 (3.02%) Cloud Native
7 34 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
8 33 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
9 32 (2.61%) User Experience
10 22 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
10 22 (1.80%) Management Information System
10 22 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.06%) Algorithms
13 12 (0.98%) Mobile App
14 11 (0.90%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 11 (0.90%) Online Gambling
14 11 (0.90%) Replication
15 10 (0.82%) Clustering
16 9 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 243 (19.85%) Windows
2 153 (12.50%) Linux
3 103 (8.42%) Windows Server
4 19 (1.55%) Unix
5 18 (1.47%) Windows 10
6 17 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.90%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.90%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.65%) CentOS
11 7 (0.57%) Android
12 6 (0.49%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.33%) VMS
14 2 (0.16%) Mesosphere
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.082%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 588 (48.04%) DevOps
2 535 (43.71%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (19.61%) Software Engineering
4 193 (15.77%) Infrastructure as Code
5 162 (13.24%) Microservices
6 141 (11.52%) TDD
7 135 (11.03%) Migration
8 124 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
9 117 (9.56%) Analytics
10 108 (8.82%) Scrum
11 106 (8.66%) Mentoring
12 97 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
13 96 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
14 95 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 90 (7.35%) OOP
15 90 (7.35%) SOLID
16 85 (6.94%) Configuration Management
17 84 (6.86%) Full Stack Development
18 80 (6.54%) MVC
19 79 (6.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 329 (26.88%) C#
2 295 (24.10%) JavaScript
2 295 (24.10%) SQL
3 206 (16.83%) Python
4 181 (14.79%) PowerShell
5 160 (13.07%) Java
6 96 (7.84%) Bash Shell
7 93 (7.60%) TypeScript
8 80 (6.54%) Go
9 76 (6.21%) C++
10 65 (5.31%) Ruby
11 62 (5.07%) Scala
12 55 (4.49%) Kotlin
13 45 (3.68%) T-SQL
14 33 (2.70%) ES6
14 33 (2.70%) PHP
15 21 (1.72%) Groovy
16 17 (1.39%) R
17 15 (1.23%) C
18 13 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 117 (9.56%) Security Cleared
2 115 (9.40%) SC Cleared
3 68 (5.56%) Degree
4 58 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.14%) MCSE
7 11 (0.90%) RHCE
8 10 (0.82%) MCSA
9 8 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.57%) CISSP
10 7 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.49%) GIAC
12 5 (0.41%) CCNA
13 4 (0.33%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.33%) CompTIA Security+
14 3 (0.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 3 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.25%) MCP
14 3 (0.25%) OCP
14 3 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.37%) QA
2 11 (0.90%) SLA
3 8 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.33%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.33%) GDPR
7 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.082%) NIST
9 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 247 (20.18%) Docker
2 148 (12.09%) Active Directory
3 121 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (2.12%) Hyper-V
7 20 (1.63%) VMware NSX
8 8 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.49%) vSphere
10 4 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.16%) Firmware
12 1 (0.082%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.082%) Ceph
12 1 (0.082%) KVM
12 1 (0.082%) vCloud
12 1 (0.082%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.082%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 249 (20.34%) Kubernetes
2 248 (20.26%) Terraform
3 122 (9.97%) Ansible
4 74 (6.05%) Puppet
5 51 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (3.43%) SCCM
7 40 (3.27%) Grafana
8 39 (3.19%) Microsoft Intune
9 32 (2.61%) Prometheus
10 24 (1.96%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 21 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
12 14 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (0.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 9 (0.74%) Consul
14 9 (0.74%) Packer
15 8 (0.65%) Istio
16 6 (0.49%) WSUS
17 5 (0.41%) Graphite
17 5 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
18 4 (0.33%) Rancher
Vendors
1 474 (38.73%) Microsoft
2 139 (11.36%) VMware
3 86 (7.03%) Oracle
4 68 (5.56%) Google
5 42 (3.43%) Cisco
6 36 (2.94%) Citrix
6 36 (2.94%) NetApp
7 34 (2.78%) EMC
8 28 (2.29%) EnterpriseDB
9 26 (2.12%) Red Hat
9 26 (2.12%) SaltStack
10 22 (1.80%) IBM
11 20 (1.63%) Dell
12 19 (1.55%) Databricks
12 19 (1.55%) New Relic
13 17 (1.39%) Aruba
14 14 (1.14%) Apple
15 13 (1.06%) Adobe
16 11 (0.90%) SAP
17 9 (0.74%) Sun