Period
to 24 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North West
6 months to
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 24 48
Rank change year-on-year +12 +24 +39
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,290 1,098 753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.34% 9.24% 5.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.59% 39.87% 32.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,024 921 658
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,039 £32,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £69,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

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 the North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,893 2,754 2,302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.67% 23.17% 17.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2,292 2,302 1,949
North West median annual salary £47,125 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.72% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,375 £67,100
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year - +8.91% +1.00%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the North West

Azure
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Azure in the North West

Azure
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the North West over the 6 months to 24 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Azure in the North West

Azure
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 September 2019. 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
Manchester +9 881 £50,000 - 197
Cheshire +15 205 £45,000 -10.00% 73
Merseyside +16 114 £52,500 +12.30% 38
Lancashire +13 79 £50,000 +33.33% 21
Cumbria -1 9 £35,000 - 4
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for Azure.

1 606 (46.98%) AWS
2 487 (37.75%) Microsoft
3 430 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 379 (29.38%) DevOps
5 366 (28.37%) .NET
6 350 (27.13%) Windows
7 328 (25.43%) C#
8 280 (21.71%) Office 365
9 265 (20.54%) Active Directory
10 261 (20.23%) SQL
11 238 (18.45%) JavaScript
11 238 (18.45%) SQL Server
12 232 (17.98%) VMware
13 213 (16.51%) Linux
14 211 (16.36%) GCP
15 190 (14.73%) Windows Server
16 188 (14.57%) MVC
17 180 (13.95%) HTML
18 165 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
19 159 (12.33%) ASP.NET
20 158 (12.25%) CSS
21 152 (11.78%) Cisco
22 149 (11.55%) Microservices
22 149 (11.55%) AngularJS
23 148 (11.47%) .NET Core
24 146 (11.32%) Docker
24 146 (11.32%) Software Engineering
25 143 (11.09%) Continuous Integration
26 139 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
27 138 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineering

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 69 (5.35%) MS Exchange
2 68 (5.27%) SharePoint
3 59 (4.57%) IIS
4 30 (2.33%) Umbraco
5 29 (2.25%) Cloud Foundry
6 24 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (1.63%) Apache Spark
8 15 (1.16%) Apache
8 15 (1.16%) Skype for Business
9 14 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (1.09%) CMS
10 11 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.78%) Confluence
12 9 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.47%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.31%) nginx
16 2 (0.16%) CloudStack
16 2 (0.16%) Drupal
Applications
1 31 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.23%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.078%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 38 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.54%) SDL Web 8
3 7 (0.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 6 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.16%) Magento
7 1 (0.078%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.078%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 606 (46.98%) AWS
2 280 (21.71%) Office 365
3 211 (16.36%) GCP
4 90 (6.98%) SaaS
5 75 (5.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 67 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
7 63 (4.88%) IaaS
8 62 (4.81%) Serverless
9 54 (4.19%) Power Platform
10 50 (3.88%) PaaS
11 41 (3.18%) GitHub
12 32 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
13 28 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
14 27 (2.09%) Heroku
15 26 (2.02%) Azure Data Factory
16 18 (1.40%) Amazon S3
17 16 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
18 14 (1.09%) Amazon Kinesis
19 13 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
19 13 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 132 (10.23%) Firewall
2 128 (9.92%) DNS
3 79 (6.12%) DHCP
4 74 (5.74%) WAN
5 66 (5.12%) LAN
6 61 (4.73%) VLAN
7 59 (4.57%) TCP/IP
8 39 (3.02%) Broadband
8 39 (3.02%) SAN
9 38 (2.95%) VPN
10 25 (1.94%) HTTP
11 24 (1.86%) Internet
12 23 (1.78%) Network Security
13 20 (1.55%) VoIP
14 18 (1.40%) MPLS
15 17 (1.32%) Unified Communications
16 16 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
17 15 (1.16%) iSCSI
18 14 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
18 14 (1.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (18.45%) SQL Server
2 97 (7.52%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (5.58%) NoSQL
4 68 (5.27%) MongoDB
5 65 (5.04%) MySQL
6 62 (4.81%) Relational Database
7 55 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 54 (4.19%) Power BI
9 50 (3.88%) Azure SQL Database
10 40 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 39 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 28 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
13 27 (2.09%) Neo4j
14 26 (2.02%) Big Data
15 24 (1.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 23 (1.78%) Amazon Redshift
17 22 (1.71%) BigQuery
18 20 (1.55%) Snowflake Schema
19 19 (1.47%) Data Lake
20 17 (1.32%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 135 (10.47%) Git (software)
2 91 (7.05%) Jenkins
3 60 (4.65%) JIRA
4 56 (4.34%) GitLab
5 50 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (3.57%) Visual Studio
7 43 (3.33%) TeamCity
8 37 (2.87%) Octopus Deploy
9 25 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 24 (1.86%) Selenium
11 21 (1.63%) CircleCI
12 20 (1.55%) RSpec
13 15 (1.16%) Brakeman
13 15 (1.16%) minitest
13 15 (1.16%) ReSharper
13 15 (1.16%) RuboCop
13 15 (1.16%) Vagrant
14 11 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
15 9 (0.70%) Artifactory
15 9 (0.70%) Mercurial
General
1 91 (7.05%) Finance
2 85 (6.59%) Retail
3 63 (4.88%) Public Sector
4 42 (3.26%) Marketing
5 31 (2.40%) Banking
6 25 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.71%) Legal
8 21 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.32%) Local Government
10 16 (1.24%) Law
11 11 (0.85%) Fire and Rescue
11 11 (0.85%) Games
11 11 (0.85%) Police
12 6 (0.47%) Publishing
13 5 (0.39%) Electronics
13 5 (0.39%) Housing Association
14 4 (0.31%) Billing
15 3 (0.23%) Back Office
16 1 (0.078%) Advertising
16 1 (0.078%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 333 (25.81%) Developer
2 130 (10.08%) .NET Developer
3 123 (9.53%) C# Developer
4 122 (9.46%) Architect
5 112 (8.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 100 (7.75%) Software Engineer
7 98 (7.60%) Consultant
8 84 (6.51%) Senior Developer
9 83 (6.43%) DevOps Engineer
10 76 (5.89%) C# .NET Developer
11 68 (5.27%) Cloud Engineer
12 59 (4.57%) Software Developer
13 58 (4.50%) C# Programmer
13 58 (4.50%) Programmer
14 53 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
15 47 (3.64%) Senior Software Engineer
16 42 (3.26%) Cloud Architect
16 42 (3.26%) Senior .NET Developer
17 40 (3.10%) Analyst
18 39 (3.02%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 366 (28.37%) .NET
2 180 (13.95%) HTML
3 159 (12.33%) ASP.NET
4 158 (12.25%) CSS
5 149 (11.55%) AngularJS
6 148 (11.47%) .NET Core
7 103 (7.98%) React
8 97 (7.52%) .NET Framework
9 92 (7.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 88 (6.82%) Web Services
11 84 (6.51%) ASP.NET Web API
12 81 (6.28%) RESTful
13 79 (6.12%) Node.js
14 73 (5.66%) REST
15 60 (4.65%) Vue.js
16 56 (4.34%) HTML5
17 51 (3.95%) Entity Framework
18 46 (3.57%) jQuery
19 40 (3.10%) ASP.NET Core
20 39 (3.02%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.81%) Public Cloud
2 69 (5.35%) Data Centre
3 62 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (4.19%) User Experience
5 52 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
5 52 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
6 50 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
7 48 (3.72%) Cloud Native
8 47 (3.64%) Mobile App
9 45 (3.49%) Management Information System
10 24 (1.86%) Replication
11 20 (1.55%) Data Structures
12 18 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
13 17 (1.32%) FlexPod
14 14 (1.09%) Driving Licence
15 12 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
15 12 (0.93%) PKI
16 11 (0.85%) PlayStation
16 11 (0.85%) Xbox
17 10 (0.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 350 (27.13%) Windows
2 213 (16.51%) Linux
3 190 (14.73%) Windows Server
4 83 (6.43%) Windows 10
5 52 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (2.02%) CentOS
7 26 (2.02%) Unix
8 21 (1.63%) Android
8 21 (1.63%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.32%) Ubuntu
10 15 (1.16%) Apple iOS
10 15 (1.16%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
12 8 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.54%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.47%) Debian
14 6 (0.47%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (29.38%) DevOps
3 188 (14.57%) MVC
4 165 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
5 149 (11.55%) Microservices
6 146 (11.32%) Software Engineering
7 143 (11.09%) Continuous Integration
8 138 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 137 (10.62%) TDD
10 132 (10.23%) Mentoring
11 129 (10.00%) ITIL
12 117 (9.07%) Migration
13 113 (8.76%) Scrum
14 107 (8.29%) Test Automation
15 95 (7.36%) SDLC
16 91 (7.05%) Coaching
17 88 (6.82%) OO
18 84 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
19 80 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
20 75 (5.81%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 328 (25.43%) C#
2 261 (20.23%) SQL
3 238 (18.45%) JavaScript
4 132 (10.23%) PowerShell
5 130 (10.08%) Python
6 57 (4.42%) Java
7 55 (4.26%) Bash Shell
8 53 (4.11%) T-SQL
9 48 (3.72%) TypeScript
10 38 (2.95%) Ruby
11 28 (2.17%) PHP
12 26 (2.02%) C
13 25 (1.94%) ES6
14 22 (1.71%) C++
15 20 (1.55%) Scala
16 15 (1.16%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.85%) Go
17 11 (0.85%) R
18 10 (0.78%) U-SQL
19 9 (0.70%) JSX
Qualifications
1 95 (7.36%) Degree
2 87 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (3.64%) MCSA
5 39 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 32 (2.48%) Security Cleared
7 28 (2.17%) CCNA
8 23 (1.78%) MCSE
9 15 (1.16%) SC Cleared
10 12 (0.93%) RHCA
10 12 (0.93%) VCP6
11 11 (0.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 11 (0.85%) ISTQB
11 11 (0.85%) MCITP
11 11 (0.85%) VCAP
12 10 (0.78%) CCNP
12 10 (0.78%) CEH
12 10 (0.78%) CISSP
12 10 (0.78%) MCP
13 7 (0.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (5.66%) QA
2 25 (1.94%) SLA
3 19 (1.47%) GDPR
3 19 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.32%) PMO
5 6 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.078%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.078%) BS7799
8 1 (0.078%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.078%) NCSC
System Software
1 265 (20.54%) Active Directory
2 146 (11.32%) Docker
3 139 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 83 (6.43%) Hyper-V
5 31 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (2.02%) vSphere
7 22 (1.71%) VMware NSX
8 17 (1.32%) Varnish
9 14 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (0.93%) NFS
10 12 (0.93%) pfSense
11 11 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.54%) XenApp
14 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.31%) XenDesktop
16 3 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.23%) vCloud
17 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 129 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 86 (6.67%) Terraform
3 80 (6.20%) Ansible
3 80 (6.20%) Puppet
4 64 (4.96%) SCCM
5 61 (4.73%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
7 29 (2.25%) WSUS
8 15 (1.16%) SCOM
9 14 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
10 13 (1.01%) Graphite
10 13 (1.01%) Prometheus
11 12 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 11 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.78%) Grafana
13 10 (0.78%) Packer
13 10 (0.78%) Salt
14 9 (0.70%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 487 (37.75%) Microsoft
2 232 (17.98%) VMware
3 152 (11.78%) Cisco
4 96 (7.44%) Google
5 58 (4.50%) NetApp
6 43 (3.33%) HP
7 39 (3.02%) Veeam
8 36 (2.79%) Citrix
8 36 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
9 28 (2.17%) Dell
10 27 (2.09%) Meraki
11 24 (1.86%) Oracle
12 23 (1.78%) IBM
12 23 (1.78%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.55%) Sage
13 20 (1.55%) Xamarin
14 18 (1.40%) SolarWinds
14 18 (1.40%) WatchGuard
15 17 (1.32%) Teradata
16 15 (1.16%) SAP