Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 52 76
Rank change year-on-year +25 +24 +98
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 637 431 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.03% 5.51% 3.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.25% 36.22% 33.09%
Number of salaries quoted 567 374 226
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +9.20%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,750 £28,125
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £66,250
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 1,757 1,190 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 24.91% 15.20% 10.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,534 1,024 573
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +7.50%
10th Percentile £25,575 £25,000 £25,400
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.71% +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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +3 22 £46,000 +8.24% 2
Rochdale +11 19 £63,500 +58.75%
Altrincham +14 15 £57,500 +58.62% 2
Bolton +10 10 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Wigan +6 9 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Cheadle +2 9 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Salford -1 6 £35,000 - 2
Bury +4 3 £50,000 - 1
Oldham +33 2 £23,500 -60.83% 1
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 372 (58.40%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (58.08%) Amazon AWS
3 283 (44.43%) .NET
4 237 (37.21%) Microsoft
5 236 (37.05%) SQL Server
6 222 (34.85%) C#
7 206 (32.34%) DevOps
8 184 (28.89%) Windows
9 160 (25.12%) SQL
10 147 (23.08%) ASP.NET
11 144 (22.61%) MVC
11 144 (22.61%) AngularJS
12 140 (21.98%) Linux
13 127 (19.94%) Google
14 120 (18.84%) Ansible
15 109 (17.11%) ASP.NET Web API
16 106 (16.64%) Jenkins
17 105 (16.48%) ASP.NET MVC
18 104 (16.33%) VMware
18 104 (16.33%) JavaScript
19 99 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
20 98 (15.38%) Puppet
20 98 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
21 97 (15.23%) Git (software)
21 97 (15.23%) CSS
22 92 (14.44%) .NET Framework
23 89 (13.97%) Opscode Chef
24 88 (13.81%) HTML
24 88 (13.81%) Python
25 87 (13.66%) Finance

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 48 (7.54%) IIS
2 35 (5.49%) SharePoint
3 34 (5.34%) Elasticsearch
4 27 (4.24%) Confluence
5 24 (3.77%) MS Exchange
6 20 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
7 17 (2.67%) CMS
7 17 (2.67%) Tomcat
8 13 (2.04%) Apache
8 13 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (1.73%) Skype for Business
10 10 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.78%) nginx
14 4 (0.63%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.47%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.47%) CloudStack
15 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.94%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 370 (58.08%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 62 (9.73%) IaaS
4 61 (9.58%) Office 365
5 52 (8.16%) AWS CloudFormation
6 47 (7.38%) PaaS
7 34 (5.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 33 (5.18%) SaaS
9 29 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
10 26 (4.08%) Amazon S3
11 25 (3.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 25 (3.92%) Amazon SQS
12 16 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (2.20%) Serverless
14 12 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
15 11 (1.73%) Google App Engine
15 11 (1.73%) NuGet
16 7 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
17 6 (0.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.65%) Firewall
2 29 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 24 (3.77%) VPN
4 19 (2.98%) Skype
5 18 (2.83%) DNS
6 16 (2.51%) HTTP
7 14 (2.20%) Internet
7 14 (2.20%) VLAN
8 13 (2.04%) LAN
9 12 (1.88%) DHCP
10 10 (1.57%) SAN
11 9 (1.41%) Unified Communications
12 8 (1.26%) WAN
13 6 (0.94%) SSL
14 5 (0.78%) IPsec
15 4 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (0.63%) FTP
15 4 (0.63%) iSCSI
15 4 (0.63%) Value-Added Service
16 3 (0.47%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (37.05%) SQL Server
2 80 (12.56%) MongoDB
3 56 (8.79%) SQL Server 2016
4 40 (6.28%) MySQL
5 32 (5.02%) RavenDB
5 32 (5.02%) Relational Database
6 25 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
6 25 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
7 24 (3.77%) Redis
7 24 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (3.30%) SQL Server 2014
9 20 (3.14%) RDBMS
10 19 (2.98%) NoSQL
11 17 (2.67%) Big Data
12 16 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (2.35%) Power BI
14 14 (2.20%) Amazon Redshift
14 14 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (2.04%) Blockchain
15 13 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 106 (16.64%) Jenkins
2 97 (15.23%) Git (software)
3 79 (12.40%) TeamCity
4 47 (7.38%) Octopus Deploy
5 42 (6.59%) JIRA
6 34 (5.34%) Visual Studio
7 33 (5.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 24 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (2.67%) Vagrant
10 12 (1.88%) Maven
11 10 (1.57%) Grunt
11 10 (1.57%) gulp
11 10 (1.57%) Selenium
11 10 (1.57%) webpack
12 9 (1.41%) NUnit
13 7 (1.10%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.94%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
15 4 (0.63%) Subversion
15 4 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 87 (13.66%) Finance
2 46 (7.22%) Games
3 38 (5.97%) Retail
4 23 (3.61%) Manufacturing
5 19 (2.98%) Advertising
5 19 (2.98%) Automotive
6 17 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.35%) Marketing
8 11 (1.73%) Electronics
9 10 (1.57%) Local Government
10 9 (1.41%) Back Office
11 4 (0.63%) French Language
11 4 (0.63%) German Language
11 4 (0.63%) Japanese Language
12 3 (0.47%) Front Office
12 3 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 223 (35.01%) Developer
2 127 (19.94%) .NET Developer
3 96 (15.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 91 (14.29%) Architect
5 50 (7.85%) C# Developer
6 46 (7.22%) Senior Developer
7 40 (6.28%) Solutions Architect
8 38 (5.97%) C# .NET Developer
8 38 (5.97%) Junior
9 36 (5.65%) Consultant
10 34 (5.34%) Full Stack Developer
11 32 (5.02%) Junior Developer
12 31 (4.87%) .NET Developer - Fintech
12 31 (4.87%) Software Engineer
13 30 (4.71%) Graduate
13 30 (4.71%) Graduate .NET Developer
13 30 (4.71%) Graduate Developer
13 30 (4.71%) Junior .NET Developer
14 27 (4.24%) Cloud Architect
15 26 (4.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (44.43%) .NET
2 147 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 144 (22.61%) AngularJS
4 109 (17.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 105 (16.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 97 (15.23%) CSS
7 92 (14.44%) .NET Framework
8 88 (13.81%) HTML
9 77 (12.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 57 (8.95%) React
10 57 (8.95%) RESTful
10 57 (8.95%) Web Services
11 50 (7.85%) Entity Framework
12 49 (7.69%) WCF
13 41 (6.44%) MSMQ
14 40 (6.28%) KnockoutJS
15 39 (6.12%) WPF
16 35 (5.49%) HTML5
16 35 (5.49%) Node.js
17 33 (5.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.32%) Computer Science
2 43 (6.75%) Greenfield Project
3 37 (5.81%) Fintech
4 34 (5.34%) Data Centre
5 33 (5.18%) Private Cloud
6 26 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (3.77%) Management Information System
8 23 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (2.04%) Mobile App
10 13 (2.04%) Public Cloud
10 13 (2.04%) Replication
11 11 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (1.10%) Cyber Defence
13 7 (1.10%) Internet of Things
14 6 (0.94%) Enterprise Cloud
14 6 (0.94%) Tandem
14 6 (0.94%) User Experience
15 5 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 184 (28.89%) Windows
2 140 (21.98%) Linux
3 69 (10.83%) Windows Server
4 21 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (2.67%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.73%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.26%) Unix
9 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.31%) CentOS
10 2 (0.31%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.31%) SUSE
11 1 (0.16%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (58.40%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (32.34%) DevOps
3 144 (22.61%) MVC
4 99 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
5 83 (13.03%) Scrum
6 81 (12.72%) TDD
7 69 (10.83%) Software Engineering
8 68 (10.68%) Web Application Development
9 67 (10.52%) Open Source
10 64 (10.05%) Microservices
11 62 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
12 54 (8.48%) BDD
13 51 (8.01%) Migration
13 51 (8.01%) SOA
14 48 (7.54%) Configuration Management
14 48 (7.54%) Software Delivery
15 47 (7.38%) Web Development
16 46 (7.22%) Multithreading
17 45 (7.06%) Kanban
18 42 (6.59%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 222 (34.85%) C#
2 160 (25.12%) SQL
3 104 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 88 (13.81%) Python
5 63 (9.89%) Ruby
6 52 (8.16%) Java
7 51 (8.01%) T-SQL
8 41 (6.44%) Bash Shell
9 32 (5.02%) F#
10 26 (4.08%) PowerShell
11 24 (3.77%) TypeScript
12 16 (2.51%) VB.NET
13 14 (2.20%) PHP
14 12 (1.88%) Go
15 6 (0.94%) X++
16 4 (0.63%) C++
16 4 (0.63%) Perl
16 4 (0.63%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.47%) C
17 3 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (5.97%) Degree
2 30 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (3.14%) MCSA
4 15 (2.35%) CISSP
5 14 (2.20%) AWS Certification
5 14 (2.20%) CISM
5 14 (2.20%) MCSE
6 11 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.73%) SANS
7 10 (1.57%) CSSLP
8 9 (1.41%) MCP
9 8 (1.26%) MCTS
10 7 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.10%) Security Cleared
11 6 (0.94%) CCNP
11 6 (0.94%) ISEB
11 6 (0.94%) MCITP
12 5 (0.78%) HNC
12 5 (0.78%) SAFe Agilist
13 4 (0.63%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (8.01%) QA
2 38 (5.97%) GCP
3 20 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (2.20%) SLA
5 10 (1.57%) HIPAA
6 9 (1.41%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.78%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.47%) GDPR
9 2 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 83 (13.03%) Docker
2 81 (12.72%) Active Directory
3 57 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (8.48%) Hyper-V
5 30 (4.71%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (2.20%) Xen
7 11 (1.73%) VirtualBox
7 11 (1.73%) vSphere
8 7 (1.10%) KVM
9 3 (0.47%) GlusterFS
9 3 (0.47%) Varnish
9 3 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.47%) XenApp
9 3 (0.47%) XenServer
10 2 (0.31%) HDFS
10 2 (0.31%) vCloud
10 2 (0.31%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 120 (18.84%) Ansible
2 98 (15.38%) Puppet
3 89 (13.97%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (7.69%) Terraform
5 38 (5.97%) Kubernetes
6 34 (5.34%) Kibana
7 24 (3.77%) SCCM
8 17 (2.67%) Packer
9 14 (2.20%) Prometheus
10 10 (1.57%) Consul
11 8 (1.26%) Salt
12 7 (1.10%) Backup Exec
12 7 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
13 6 (0.94%) Graphite
14 5 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (0.78%) SCOM
14 5 (0.78%) SCVMM
15 4 (0.63%) Nagios
15 4 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 237 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 127 (19.94%) Google
3 104 (16.33%) VMware
4 38 (5.97%) Cisco
5 25 (3.92%) New Relic
5 25 (3.92%) Trend Micro
6 24 (3.77%) Citrix
7 22 (3.45%) Oracle
8 21 (3.30%) Sitecore
9 18 (2.83%) IBM
10 17 (2.67%) SAP
10 17 (2.67%) Tableau
11 16 (2.51%) Veeam
12 15 (2.35%) Xamarin
13 12 (1.88%) Red Hat
14 11 (1.73%) HP
15 10 (1.57%) F5
15 10 (1.57%) Veracode
16 9 (1.41%) Rackspace
17 8 (1.26%) NetApp