Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 43 70
Rank change year-on-year +6 +27 +18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 55 72 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 5.52% 5.46% 1.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.86% 41.38% 35.42%
Number of salaries quoted 36 38 16
Merseyside median annual salary £64,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.46% +2.78% -37.93%
10th Percentile £28,250 £34,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £76,750 £71,250 £61,250
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% +11.25%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 138 174 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 13.86% 13.20% 5.23%
Number of salaries quoted 83 113 34
Merseyside median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -6.98% -25.22%
10th Percentile £26,900 £21,300 £25,725
90th Percentile £75,000 £55,000 £64,125
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Merseyside

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Azure in Merseyside

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Merseyside over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in Merseyside

Microsoft Azure
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Liverpool +4 34 £74,500 +65.56% 2
Wirral +4 4 £37,000 -39.34%
Prescot -3 3 £28,500 -
St Helens -6 1 £30,000 -7.69%
Microsoft Azure
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 32 (58.18%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (45.45%) DevOps
3 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (40.00%) Windows
5 20 (36.36%) Linux
5 20 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (34.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (34.55%) Puppet
6 19 (34.55%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (32.73%) Big Data
8 17 (30.91%) SQL
8 17 (30.91%) SQL Server
9 16 (29.09%) Requirements Management
9 16 (29.09%) JIRA
9 16 (29.09%) Hibernate
9 16 (29.09%) GitHub
9 16 (29.09%) Bitbucket
9 16 (29.09%) Jenkins
9 16 (29.09%) Hadoop
9 16 (29.09%) ZABBIX
9 16 (29.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 14 (25.45%) Google
10 14 (25.45%) Java
11 13 (23.64%) Collaborative Working
11 13 (23.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 12 (21.82%) Re-Platforming
12 12 (21.82%) Microservices
12 12 (21.82%) FlexPod
12 12 (21.82%) Apache
12 12 (21.82%) QA

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 12 (21.82%) Apache
2 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.27%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (5.45%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (58.18%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (34.55%) AWS CloudFormation
3 16 (29.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 16 (29.09%) GitHub
4 8 (14.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (12.73%) Office 365
6 2 (3.64%) SaaS
7 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.82%) IaaS
7 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) DNS
1 4 (7.27%) Skype
2 2 (3.64%) Firewall
2 2 (3.64%) Internet
2 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.82%) DHCP
3 1 (1.82%) SAN
3 1 (1.82%) VoIP
3 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (32.73%) Big Data
2 17 (30.91%) SQL Server
3 16 (29.09%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.82%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.82%) Event Store
5 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (29.09%) Bitbucket
1 16 (29.09%) Jenkins
1 16 (29.09%) JIRA
2 8 (14.55%) Selenium
3 7 (12.73%) JUnit
3 7 (12.73%) SonarQube
4 5 (9.09%) Ant
4 5 (9.09%) Apache Ivy
4 5 (9.09%) Gradle
4 5 (9.09%) Maven
5 1 (1.82%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.82%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 8 (14.55%) Marketing
3 2 (3.64%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (18.18%) Architect
2 6 (10.91%) Head of Architecture
3 5 (9.09%) Database Architect
3 5 (9.09%) Database Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Developer
4 4 (7.27%) Administrator
4 4 (7.27%) Consultant
4 4 (7.27%) Head of Development
5 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Applications Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Automation Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Cloud Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Java Applications Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Java Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Lead Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (5.45%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.09%) Hibernate
2 6 (10.91%) .NET
3 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.64%) RESTful
4 2 (3.64%) SOAP
4 2 (3.64%) Spring
5 1 (1.82%) LINQ
5 1 (1.82%) WCF
5 1 (1.82%) WF
5 1 (1.82%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) FlexPod
2 10 (18.18%) Life Science
3 4 (7.27%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (5.45%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.45%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.45%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.82%) FMCG
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.00%) Windows
2 20 (36.36%) Linux
3 6 (10.91%) Ubuntu
4 5 (9.09%) CentOS
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.82%) AIX
7 1 (1.82%) Solaris
7 1 (1.82%) Unix
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) DevOps
2 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (29.09%) Requirements Management
5 13 (23.64%) Collaborative Working
5 13 (23.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 12 (21.82%) Microservices
6 12 (21.82%) Re-Platforming
7 11 (20.00%) Analytics
7 11 (20.00%) Data Integration
7 11 (20.00%) Data Security
7 11 (20.00%) ETL
8 9 (16.36%) TDD
9 8 (14.55%) Product Management
9 8 (14.55%) Test Automation
9 8 (14.55%) Validation
10 7 (12.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (10.91%) Data Modelling
11 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
11 6 (10.91%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) SQL
2 14 (25.45%) Java
3 5 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) ISEB
3 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.64%) MCSA
3 2 (3.64%) MCSE
4 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.82%) HIPAA
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.55%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.82%) NFS
4 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (34.55%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (34.55%) Puppet
2 16 (29.09%) ZABBIX
3 11 (20.00%) Ambari
4 3 (5.45%) SCCM
5 1 (1.82%) Ansible
5 1 (1.82%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.82%) Nagios
5 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (25.45%) Google
2 11 (20.00%) Hortonworks
3 9 (16.36%) Citrix
3 9 (16.36%) VMware
4 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.82%) Avaya
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle
5 1 (1.82%) Sophos
5 1 (1.82%) Talend