Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 73 101
Rank change year-on-year +39 +28 +98
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 566 314 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.67% 4.14% 2.93%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.32% 31.03% 30.04%
Number of salaries quoted 509 279 186
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £57,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -1.64%

Microsoft 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 1,649 1,012 679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.34% 13.36% 9.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,458 887 563
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.00% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,175 £24,150 £25,075
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Manchester

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Manchester.

Salary trend for Microsoft Azure in Manchester

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in Manchester

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. 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 -1 22 £45,000 - 2
Rochdale +18 15 £63,500 +10.43% 3
Altrincham +8 14 £57,500 +76.92% 1
Bolton +13 9 £33,750 -10.00% 1
Wigan +5 7 £67,500 +68.75% 1
Cheadle -5 7 £40,000 +17.65% 4
Salford +2 6 £38,000 - 12
Oldham +28 5 £37,500 -
Bury - 2 £47,500 -
Audenshaw - 2 £57,500 -
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 317 (56.01%) Amazon AWS
2 305 (53.89%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (43.46%) .NET
4 200 (35.34%) SQL Server
5 193 (34.10%) C#
6 171 (30.21%) DevOps
7 167 (29.51%) Microsoft
8 149 (26.33%) ASP.NET
9 141 (24.91%) MVC
10 140 (24.73%) Windows
11 130 (22.97%) Google
12 118 (20.85%) AngularJS
13 108 (19.08%) ASP.NET MVC
14 107 (18.90%) .NET Framework
15 103 (18.20%) Scrum
16 97 (17.14%) Finance
16 97 (17.14%) SQL
17 95 (16.78%) VMware
18 93 (16.43%) TDD
19 87 (15.37%) Jenkins
20 84 (14.84%) Google Cloud Platform
20 84 (14.84%) MongoDB
21 82 (14.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 80 (14.13%) Linux
23 79 (13.96%) Office 365
24 78 (13.78%) Ansible
25 77 (13.60%) Web Application Development
26 76 (13.43%) JavaScript
27 75 (13.25%) CSS
28 74 (13.07%) ASP.NET Web API

Microsoft 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 38 (6.71%) Elasticsearch
2 28 (4.95%) SharePoint
3 21 (3.71%) IIS
4 17 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (3.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 15 (2.65%) CMS
6 14 (2.47%) Tomcat
7 13 (2.30%) MS Exchange
8 12 (2.12%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (1.77%) Confluence
10 9 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.41%) Skype for Business
12 7 (1.24%) Apache Spark
13 6 (1.06%) Apache
13 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (1.06%) IBM Notes
13 6 (1.06%) SAS
14 4 (0.71%) EPiServer
14 4 (0.71%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 317 (56.01%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (14.84%) Google Cloud Platform
3 79 (13.96%) Office 365
4 46 (8.13%) IaaS
5 34 (6.01%) PaaS
6 33 (5.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 19 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (3.36%) SaaS
8 17 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (2.65%) Serverless
10 13 (2.30%) Amazon S3
10 13 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (1.94%) Google App Engine
13 9 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.71%) G Suite
15 4 (0.71%) npm
16 3 (0.53%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.07%) Firewall
2 33 (5.83%) VPN
3 24 (4.24%) LAN
4 22 (3.89%) WAN
5 20 (3.53%) DNS
6 19 (3.36%) DHCP
6 19 (3.36%) Network Security
7 17 (3.00%) BGP
7 17 (3.00%) EIGRP
8 14 (2.47%) IPsec
9 12 (2.12%) Internet
9 12 (2.12%) MPLS
10 11 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (1.94%) SAN
10 11 (1.94%) Skype
10 11 (1.94%) TCP/IP
11 9 (1.59%) HTTP
12 8 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (1.41%) SSL
13 7 (1.24%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (35.34%) SQL Server
2 84 (14.84%) MongoDB
3 42 (7.42%) SQL Server 2016
4 39 (6.89%) MySQL
4 39 (6.89%) SQL Server 2014
5 38 (6.71%) RavenDB
6 20 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (3.00%) Power BI
7 17 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (2.47%) Big Data
9 13 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (1.94%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.77%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (1.59%) Redis
13 8 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 87 (15.37%) Jenkins
2 66 (11.66%) TeamCity
3 47 (8.30%) Git (software)
4 26 (4.59%) Visual Studio
5 18 (3.18%) JIRA
6 16 (2.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (2.83%) Selenium
7 15 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 13 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (2.12%) Maven
10 10 (1.77%) SoapUI
11 8 (1.41%) NUnit
12 7 (1.24%) WebDriver
13 6 (1.06%) NuGet
13 6 (1.06%) Subversion
14 5 (0.88%) GitLab
14 5 (0.88%) Hudson
14 5 (0.88%) SpecFlow
15 4 (0.71%) Mercurial
16 3 (0.53%) Vagrant
General
1 97 (17.14%) Finance
2 50 (8.83%) Retail
3 45 (7.95%) Games
4 20 (3.53%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.00%) Advertising
6 15 (2.65%) Marketing
6 15 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.47%) Automotive
8 13 (2.30%) Back Office
9 9 (1.59%) Local Government
10 8 (1.41%) Electronics
11 3 (0.53%) Banking
11 3 (0.53%) Billing
11 3 (0.53%) Front Office
11 3 (0.53%) Law
12 2 (0.35%) French Language
12 2 (0.35%) German Language
12 2 (0.35%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.35%) Legal
12 2 (0.35%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 191 (33.75%) Developer
2 115 (20.32%) .NET Developer
3 85 (15.02%) Architect
4 58 (10.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 46 (8.13%) Consultant
6 41 (7.24%) Graduate
6 41 (7.24%) Junior
7 38 (6.71%) Junior Developer
8 37 (6.54%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 37 (6.54%) Graduate Developer
8 37 (6.54%) Junior .NET Developer
9 30 (5.30%) C# Developer
9 30 (5.30%) Solutions Architect
10 29 (5.12%) Cloud Architect
11 28 (4.95%) Senior Developer
12 26 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 22 (3.89%) Software Engineer
14 21 (3.71%) C# .NET Developer
15 18 (3.18%) Cloud Consultant
15 18 (3.18%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (43.46%) .NET
2 149 (26.33%) ASP.NET
3 118 (20.85%) AngularJS
4 108 (19.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 107 (18.90%) .NET Framework
6 82 (14.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 75 (13.25%) CSS
8 74 (13.07%) ASP.NET Web API
9 72 (12.72%) HTML
10 65 (11.48%) RESTful
11 61 (10.78%) Entity Framework
12 59 (10.42%) WCF
13 49 (8.66%) WPF
14 47 (8.30%) Web Services
15 46 (8.13%) KnockoutJS
16 45 (7.95%) MSMQ
17 43 (7.60%) HTML5
18 42 (7.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 40 (7.07%) CSS3
20 23 (4.06%) React
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.89%) Computer Science
2 49 (8.66%) Fintech
3 38 (6.71%) Data Centre
3 38 (6.71%) Greenfield Project
4 30 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.53%) Private Cloud
6 18 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.94%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.77%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.24%) Tandem
12 6 (1.06%) Cyber Defence
12 6 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
13 5 (0.88%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.88%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.88%) Replication
13 5 (0.88%) Xbox
14 4 (0.71%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 140 (24.73%) Windows
2 80 (14.13%) Linux
3 54 (9.54%) Windows Server
4 26 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (2.65%) Windows 10
6 14 (2.47%) Unix
7 11 (1.94%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.88%) CentOS
9 5 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.35%) Android
10 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.18%) SUSE
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (53.89%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (30.21%) DevOps
3 141 (24.91%) MVC
4 103 (18.20%) Scrum
5 93 (16.43%) TDD
6 77 (13.60%) Web Application Development
7 59 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (10.25%) BDD
9 54 (9.54%) Kanban
9 54 (9.54%) Migration
10 49 (8.66%) ITIL
10 49 (8.66%) Web Development
11 48 (8.48%) Multithreading
12 43 (7.60%) Dependency Injection
13 41 (7.24%) SOLID
14 40 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
14 40 (7.07%) Microservices
15 39 (6.89%) Software Engineering
16 38 (6.71%) Asset Management
16 38 (6.71%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 193 (34.10%) C#
2 97 (17.14%) SQL
3 76 (13.43%) JavaScript
4 58 (10.25%) Python
5 51 (9.01%) Ruby
6 45 (7.95%) Java
7 37 (6.54%) F#
8 36 (6.36%) Bash Shell
9 21 (3.71%) PHP
10 18 (3.18%) PowerShell
11 16 (2.83%) T-SQL
12 12 (2.12%) VB.NET
13 9 (1.59%) Go
14 8 (1.41%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.06%) C++
15 6 (1.06%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.88%) R
16 5 (0.88%) X++
17 4 (0.71%) Scala
18 3 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (4.95%) Degree
3 19 (3.36%) MCSA
4 18 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (3.00%) MCSE
6 13 (2.30%) CCNP
7 9 (1.59%) AWS Certification
7 9 (1.59%) CISM
7 9 (1.59%) CISSP
7 9 (1.59%) MCITP
8 7 (1.24%) CCNA
8 7 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.24%) MCTS
8 7 (1.24%) Security Cleared
9 6 (1.06%) CSSLP
9 6 (1.06%) SANS
10 5 (0.88%) HND
10 5 (0.88%) MCP
11 4 (0.71%) ISEB
12 3 (0.53%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.18%) QA
2 18 (3.18%) GCP
3 13 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.24%) SLA
5 6 (1.06%) HIPAA
5 6 (1.06%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.71%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) GDPR
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 64 (11.31%) Active Directory
2 61 (10.78%) Docker
3 52 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (7.95%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.88%) vSphere
7 4 (0.71%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.71%) Xen
8 2 (0.35%) GlusterFS
8 2 (0.35%) Varnish
8 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.18%) HDFS
9 1 (0.18%) NFS
9 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.18%) vCloud
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 78 (13.78%) Ansible
2 70 (12.37%) Puppet
3 59 (10.42%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (6.71%) Kibana
4 38 (6.71%) Terraform
5 23 (4.06%) SCCM
6 20 (3.53%) Kubernetes
7 9 (1.59%) Prometheus
8 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (1.41%) Packer
9 6 (1.06%) Cacti
9 6 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (1.06%) Mesos
10 5 (0.88%) Marathon
10 5 (0.88%) rkt
10 5 (0.88%) Salt
11 4 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.71%) SCOM
12 3 (0.53%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 167 (29.51%) Microsoft
2 130 (22.97%) Google
3 95 (16.78%) VMware
4 43 (7.60%) Cisco
5 27 (4.77%) Citrix
6 19 (3.36%) Sitecore
7 18 (3.18%) Oracle
7 18 (3.18%) SAP
8 17 (3.00%) Zend
9 15 (2.65%) F5
10 14 (2.47%) Xamarin
11 13 (2.30%) Red Hat
12 12 (2.12%) IronPort
13 9 (1.59%) Capita
13 9 (1.59%) IBM
13 9 (1.59%) JD Edwards
13 9 (1.59%) Tableau
14 8 (1.41%) NetApp
14 8 (1.41%) New Relic
14 8 (1.41%) Rackspace