Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North West
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 8 14
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 +15
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,565 902 1,293
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 21.93% 17.03% 12.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 51.41% 52.59% 44.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,337 732 1,007
10th Percentile £34,500 £36,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £52,500 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.95% +7.14% +3.16%
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,313 £62,875
90th Percentile £82,500 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +3.60% +0.91%

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 3,044 1,715 2,931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.66% 32.39% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,490 1,412 2,270
10th Percentile £29,500 £31,775 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,750 £40,000 £34,506
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £81,788 £72,375 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure in the North West.

Salary trend for Azure in the North West

Azure
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in the North West over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 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
Manchester +4 1,123 £57,500 +4.55% 341
Cheshire +5 214 £45,000 -10.00% 88
Merseyside +12 123 £46,250 -13.55% 27
Lancashire +20 83 £45,000 -9.09% 34
Cumbria - 4 £49,500 - 7
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Azure.

1 660 (42.17%) DevOps
2 622 (39.74%) AWS
3 593 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
4 555 (35.46%) Microsoft
5 406 (25.94%) C#
6 403 (25.75%) .NET
7 376 (24.03%) SQL
8 314 (20.06%) JavaScript
9 311 (19.87%) Windows
10 292 (18.66%) Terraform
11 288 (18.40%) Kubernetes
12 269 (17.19%) Microsoft 365
13 253 (16.17%) Docker
14 252 (16.10%) GCP
15 245 (15.65%) SQL Server
15 245 (15.65%) Active Directory
16 235 (15.02%) Software Engineering
17 223 (14.25%) Infrastructure as Code
18 222 (14.19%) React
19 218 (13.93%) PowerShell
20 212 (13.55%) Python
21 206 (13.16%) .NET Core
22 202 (12.91%) Social Skills
23 191 (12.20%) VMware
24 186 (11.88%) Microservices
24 186 (11.88%) AngularJS
25 185 (11.82%) Migration
26 182 (11.63%) Linux
27 166 (10.61%) Git (software)
28 154 (9.84%) 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 70 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.68%) MS Exchange
3 38 (2.43%) Confluence
4 31 (1.98%) CMS
4 31 (1.98%) IIS
5 14 (0.89%) Apache Spark
6 13 (0.83%) Apache
6 13 (0.83%) Umbraco
7 10 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (0.58%) EPiServer
8 9 (0.58%) nginx
9 7 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.32%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.26%) SAS
13 3 (0.19%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
14 2 (0.13%) Camunda
Applications
1 34 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.064%) InVision
Business Applications
1 17 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.83%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.38%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.26%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.13%) Magento
6 2 (0.13%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.064%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.064%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.064%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 622 (39.74%) AWS
2 269 (17.19%) Microsoft 365
3 252 (16.10%) GCP
4 136 (8.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 126 (8.05%) IaaS
6 125 (7.99%) PaaS
7 107 (6.84%) Power Platform
8 95 (6.07%) SaaS
9 73 (4.66%) AWS CloudFormation
10 63 (4.03%) Serverless
11 41 (2.62%) Azure Data Factory
11 41 (2.62%) Azure Service Bus
12 39 (2.49%) Dynamics 365
12 39 (2.49%) GitHub
13 38 (2.43%) Azure Service Fabric
14 30 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
15 29 (1.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 28 (1.79%) npm
17 26 (1.66%) PowerApps
18 24 (1.53%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 116 (7.41%) Firewall
2 66 (4.22%) DNS
3 51 (3.26%) VPN
4 42 (2.68%) LAN
4 42 (2.68%) WAN
5 39 (2.49%) DHCP
6 27 (1.73%) VoIP
7 26 (1.66%) SAN
8 25 (1.60%) VLAN
9 23 (1.47%) OSPF
10 20 (1.28%) TCP/IP
11 19 (1.21%) IPv4
11 19 (1.21%) Network Security
12 15 (0.96%) Internet
12 15 (0.96%) MPLS
12 15 (0.96%) Skype
13 13 (0.83%) SD-WAN
14 11 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
15 10 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (0.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (15.65%) SQL Server
2 96 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
3 83 (5.30%) Power BI
4 67 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 60 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 52 (3.32%) NoSQL
7 44 (2.81%) MongoDB
8 42 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
9 41 (2.62%) MySQL
10 34 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 26 (1.66%) Big Data
11 26 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
12 25 (1.60%) Tableau
13 19 (1.21%) Redis
13 19 (1.21%) Relational Database
14 16 (1.02%) Data Lake
14 16 (1.02%) MariaDB
15 15 (0.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 15 (0.96%) Hadoop
15 15 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 166 (10.61%) Git (software)
2 117 (7.48%) Jenkins
3 84 (5.37%) JIRA
4 69 (4.41%) GitLab
5 56 (3.58%) Visual Studio
6 52 (3.32%) Selenium
7 41 (2.62%) TeamCity
8 32 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
9 27 (1.73%) JMeter
10 26 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 25 (1.60%) Postman
12 24 (1.53%) gulp
12 24 (1.53%) webpack
13 22 (1.41%) Maven
14 20 (1.28%) Subversion
15 19 (1.21%) Bitbucket
16 17 (1.09%) JUnit
17 14 (0.89%) SoapUI
18 13 (0.83%) MSTest
19 12 (0.77%) SpecFlow
General
1 202 (12.91%) Social Skills
2 114 (7.28%) Finance
3 75 (4.79%) Retail
4 67 (4.28%) Law
5 65 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (2.81%) Legal
7 38 (2.43%) Public Sector
8 28 (1.79%) Marketing
9 20 (1.28%) Organisational Skills
10 17 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 16 (1.02%) Games
11 16 (1.02%) Presentation Skills
12 15 (0.96%) Banking
12 15 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
13 13 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.58%) Telecoms
15 8 (0.51%) Electronics
16 6 (0.38%) Automotive
17 5 (0.32%) Back Office
18 3 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 375 (23.96%) Developer
2 173 (11.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 162 (10.35%) Azure Engineer
4 145 (9.27%) Architect
5 128 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 123 (7.86%) .NET Developer
7 116 (7.41%) Senior Developer
8 88 (5.62%) Software Engineer
9 85 (5.43%) Analyst
10 71 (4.54%) Software Developer
11 66 (4.22%) Cloud Engineer
12 61 (3.90%) Azure Architect
13 58 (3.71%) Consultant
14 53 (3.39%) IT Engineer
14 53 (3.39%) Platform Engineer
15 50 (3.19%) C# Developer
16 49 (3.13%) Full Stack Developer
17 48 (3.07%) Senior DevOps
18 47 (3.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
18 47 (3.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 403 (25.75%) .NET
2 222 (14.19%) React
3 206 (13.16%) .NET Core
4 186 (11.88%) AngularJS
5 114 (7.28%) CSS
6 108 (6.90%) .NET Framework
7 96 (6.13%) Web Services
8 95 (6.07%) HTML
9 93 (5.94%) Vue.js
10 78 (4.98%) ASP.NET
11 76 (4.86%) Node.js
12 65 (4.15%) ASP.NET Web API
13 60 (3.83%) RESTful
14 51 (3.26%) REST
15 42 (2.68%) XML
16 41 (2.62%) Spring
17 39 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
18 38 (2.43%) HTML5
19 35 (2.24%) Sass
20 33 (2.11%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 80 (5.11%) Data Centre
3 79 (5.05%) Public Cloud
4 72 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
5 40 (2.56%) Cloud Native
6 37 (2.36%) Private Cloud
7 32 (2.04%) User Experience
8 31 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
9 30 (1.92%) Management Information System
10 28 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
11 26 (1.66%) Mobile App
12 23 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
13 17 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.83%) Data Structures
15 12 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
15 12 (0.77%) Online Gambling
16 9 (0.58%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.58%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 8 (0.51%) Driving Licence
18 7 (0.45%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 311 (19.87%) Windows
2 182 (11.63%) Linux
3 151 (9.65%) Windows Server
4 34 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 29 (1.85%) Unix
6 28 (1.79%) Windows Server 2019
7 23 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (1.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (0.51%) CentOS
9 8 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.45%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.32%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.32%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.32%) VMS
12 4 (0.26%) Android
13 3 (0.19%) SUSE
13 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.13%) Mesosphere
14 2 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 660 (42.17%) DevOps
2 593 (37.89%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (15.02%) Software Engineering
4 223 (14.25%) Infrastructure as Code
5 186 (11.88%) Microservices
6 185 (11.82%) Migration
7 154 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 145 (9.27%) TDD
9 130 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
10 127 (8.12%) Business Intelligence
10 127 (8.12%) Scrum
11 126 (8.05%) Mentoring
12 118 (7.54%) Analytics
13 115 (7.35%) MVC
14 108 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
15 104 (6.65%) Configuration Management
15 104 (6.65%) SOLID
16 98 (6.26%) SDLC
17 96 (6.13%) Machine Learning
18 91 (5.81%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 406 (25.94%) C#
2 376 (24.03%) SQL
3 314 (20.06%) JavaScript
4 218 (13.93%) PowerShell
5 212 (13.55%) Python
6 144 (9.20%) Java
7 108 (6.90%) Bash Shell
8 91 (5.81%) TypeScript
9 77 (4.92%) Go
10 68 (4.35%) T-SQL
11 58 (3.71%) Ruby
12 56 (3.58%) C++
12 56 (3.58%) Scala
13 48 (3.07%) Kotlin
14 27 (1.73%) C
15 26 (1.66%) ES6
16 23 (1.47%) PHP
17 19 (1.21%) R
18 16 (1.02%) Groovy
19 9 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 129 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 124 (7.92%) SC Cleared
3 66 (4.22%) Degree
4 60 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (1.21%) RHCE
7 18 (1.15%) MCSE
8 15 (0.96%) GIAC
9 12 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.64%) CISSP
10 10 (0.64%) MCSA
11 9 (0.58%) MCP
12 7 (0.45%) OCP
12 7 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (0.38%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 5 (0.32%) CCNA
14 5 (0.32%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.18%) QA
2 45 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (1.73%) SLA
4 12 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.70%) NIST
6 8 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.38%) Accessibility
9 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.26%) GDPR
11 3 (0.19%) NCSC
12 2 (0.13%) ITGC
12 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.13%) PMO
12 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.064%) GRC
System Software
1 253 (16.17%) Docker
2 245 (15.65%) Active Directory
3 121 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (3.39%) Hyper-V
5 44 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (1.53%) VMware NSX
8 17 (1.09%) vSphere
9 9 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.38%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 6 (0.38%) Shibboleth
10 6 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.32%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.32%) vCloud
12 3 (0.19%) XenApp
13 2 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.13%) Firmware
13 2 (0.13%) NFS
14 1 (0.064%) KVM
Systems Management
1 292 (18.66%) Terraform
2 288 (18.40%) Kubernetes
3 133 (8.50%) Ansible
4 81 (5.18%) Puppet
5 58 (3.71%) SCCM
6 46 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
7 42 (2.68%) Microsoft Intune
8 34 (2.17%) Grafana
9 33 (2.11%) Istio
10 31 (1.98%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 28 (1.79%) Prometheus
12 22 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
13 15 (0.96%) Packer
14 14 (0.89%) Nessus
15 12 (0.77%) Consul
15 12 (0.77%) SCOM
16 10 (0.64%) vRealize
17 9 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 9 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 555 (35.46%) Microsoft
2 191 (12.20%) VMware
3 87 (5.56%) Google
4 86 (5.50%) Oracle
5 72 (4.60%) Cisco
6 33 (2.11%) EnterpriseDB
7 32 (2.04%) NetApp
8 30 (1.92%) Citrix
9 28 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 26 (1.66%) Databricks
11 25 (1.60%) EMC
12 24 (1.53%) HP
13 18 (1.15%) SaltStack
14 15 (0.96%) Palo Alto
14 15 (0.96%) Sophos
15 14 (0.89%) New Relic
15 14 (0.89%) SAP
16 13 (0.83%) Sitecore
16 13 (0.83%) Veeam
17 12 (0.77%) ServiceNow