Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 16 45
Rank change year-on-year +8 +29 +28
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,322 1,156 780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.97% 10.88% 6.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.95% 45.03% 30.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,040 975 688
North West median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,600 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% -

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 2,877 2,567 2,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.57% 24.16% 19.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,343 2,142 2,157
North West median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +16.28% +3.61%
10th Percentile £28,120 £26,250 £24,575
90th Percentile £72,500 £76,250 £68,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +0.96%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 +7 866 £52,000 -5.45% 272
Cheshire +28 241 £50,000 - 93
Merseyside +6 96 £50,000 - 36
Lancashire +14 83 £48,491 +25.95% 30
Cumbria -3 22 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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.

1 582 (44.02%) AWS
2 496 (37.52%) Agile Software Development
3 493 (37.29%) Microsoft
4 439 (33.21%) .NET
5 405 (30.64%) C#
6 377 (28.52%) DevOps
7 319 (24.13%) Windows
8 303 (22.92%) SQL Server
9 294 (22.24%) SQL
10 289 (21.86%) JavaScript
11 267 (20.20%) Office 365
12 230 (17.40%) VMware
13 222 (16.79%) Active Directory
14 205 (15.51%) MVC
15 202 (15.28%) ASP.NET
16 197 (14.90%) AngularJS
17 195 (14.75%) HTML
18 186 (14.07%) .NET Core
19 176 (13.31%) Linux
20 174 (13.16%) GCP
21 168 (12.71%) CSS
22 161 (12.18%) Microservices
23 155 (11.72%) Windows Server
24 154 (11.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 154 (11.65%) Finance
25 152 (11.50%) Software Engineering
26 150 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
27 142 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
28 133 (10.06%) Mentoring
29 131 (9.91%) React

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 58 (4.39%) IIS
2 53 (4.01%) MS Exchange
3 52 (3.93%) SharePoint
4 21 (1.59%) Apache Spark
4 21 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (1.44%) CMS
6 15 (1.13%) Apache
7 14 (1.06%) Skype for Business
8 11 (0.83%) Umbraco
9 10 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (0.68%) Confluence
11 8 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.45%) EPiServer
13 6 (0.45%) nginx
13 6 (0.45%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.30%) Drupal
Applications
1 40 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.45%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.076%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 34 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.53%) Elite 3E
2 7 (0.53%) SDL Web 8
3 6 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.30%) Magento
5 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.15%) Cognos Controller
5 2 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.15%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
5 2 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 582 (44.02%) AWS
2 267 (20.20%) Office 365
3 174 (13.16%) GCP
4 96 (7.26%) PaaS
5 87 (6.58%) IaaS
6 82 (6.20%) SaaS
6 82 (6.20%) Serverless
7 79 (5.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 48 (3.63%) AWS Lambda
8 48 (3.63%) Power Platform
9 36 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
10 35 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
11 28 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
13 21 (1.59%) Amazon SQS
14 19 (1.44%) Amazon S3
14 19 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 17 (1.29%) GitHub
16 15 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
17 11 (0.83%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 101 (7.64%) Firewall
2 76 (5.75%) DNS
3 47 (3.56%) DHCP
4 42 (3.18%) TCP/IP
5 40 (3.03%) LAN
6 39 (2.95%) WAN
7 36 (2.72%) SAN
8 31 (2.34%) VPN
9 25 (1.89%) Skype
10 24 (1.82%) Internet
11 18 (1.36%) VoIP
12 16 (1.21%) Network Security
13 15 (1.13%) Unified Communications
14 14 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
15 13 (0.98%) NetScaler
16 12 (0.91%) VLAN
17 10 (0.76%) DMZ
17 10 (0.76%) IP Telephony
18 8 (0.61%) NAS
18 8 (0.61%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 107 (8.09%) Data Warehouse
3 59 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 55 (4.16%) NoSQL
5 54 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 53 (4.01%) MongoDB
7 50 (3.78%) Relational Database
8 48 (3.63%) Azure SQL Database
9 47 (3.56%) Power BI
10 43 (3.25%) MySQL
10 43 (3.25%) Snowflake Schema
10 43 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (2.50%) Big Data
12 31 (2.34%) Amazon Redshift
13 27 (2.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 25 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
15 24 (1.82%) BigQuery
15 24 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
16 17 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 16 (1.21%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 108 (8.17%) Git (software)
2 62 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 40 (3.03%) JIRA
3 40 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (2.87%) GitLab
4 38 (2.87%) Octopus Deploy
5 34 (2.57%) TeamCity
5 34 (2.57%) Visual Studio
6 29 (2.19%) Selenium
7 16 (1.21%) Bitbucket
8 15 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 15 (1.13%) WebDriver
9 14 (1.06%) Artifactory
10 12 (0.91%) Cucumber
11 11 (0.83%) CircleCI
11 11 (0.83%) SoapUI
12 10 (0.76%) Brakeman
12 10 (0.76%) minitest
12 10 (0.76%) RSpec
12 10 (0.76%) RuboCop
General
1 154 (11.65%) Finance
2 65 (4.92%) Retail
3 56 (4.24%) Public Sector
4 53 (4.01%) Legal
5 47 (3.56%) Law
6 35 (2.65%) Marketing
7 31 (2.34%) Manufacturing
8 28 (2.12%) Banking
9 14 (1.06%) Games
10 11 (0.83%) Telecoms
11 10 (0.76%) Automotive
11 10 (0.76%) Fire and Rescue
11 10 (0.76%) Local Government
11 10 (0.76%) Police
12 6 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.38%) Billing
13 5 (0.38%) Publishing
14 2 (0.15%) Advertising
14 2 (0.15%) Back Office
14 2 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 375 (28.37%) Developer
2 133 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 132 (9.98%) C# Developer
4 126 (9.53%) .NET Developer
5 125 (9.46%) Architect
6 94 (7.11%) Software Engineer
7 91 (6.88%) Senior Developer
8 90 (6.81%) Cloud Engineer
9 88 (6.66%) Azure Engineer
10 86 (6.51%) DevOps Engineer
11 66 (4.99%) Software Developer
12 63 (4.77%) Consultant
13 62 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
14 52 (3.93%) Senior Software Engineer
15 49 (3.71%) C# .NET Developer
16 39 (2.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 38 (2.87%) Analyst
17 38 (2.87%) Support Engineer
18 37 (2.80%) AWS Engineer
19 36 (2.72%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 439 (33.21%) .NET
2 202 (15.28%) ASP.NET
3 197 (14.90%) AngularJS
4 195 (14.75%) HTML
5 186 (14.07%) .NET Core
6 168 (12.71%) CSS
7 131 (9.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 131 (9.91%) React
8 100 (7.56%) Node.js
9 93 (7.03%) ASP.NET Web API
10 86 (6.51%) .NET Framework
10 86 (6.51%) Web Services
11 82 (6.20%) RESTful
12 70 (5.30%) HTML5
13 63 (4.77%) Vue.js
14 61 (4.61%) REST
15 51 (3.86%) Entity Framework
16 49 (3.71%) jQuery
17 45 (3.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 43 (3.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 115 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
2 74 (5.60%) Data Centre
3 70 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (3.40%) Public Cloud
5 44 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 42 (3.18%) User Experience
7 38 (2.87%) Cloud Native
7 38 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
8 37 (2.80%) Mobile App
9 36 (2.72%) Private Cloud
10 27 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
11 26 (1.97%) Management Information System
12 12 (0.91%) Replication
13 11 (0.83%) Algorithms
13 11 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
14 10 (0.76%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.68%) Blog
15 9 (0.68%) Driving Licence
16 8 (0.61%) Clustering
16 8 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 319 (24.13%) Windows
2 176 (13.31%) Linux
3 155 (11.72%) Windows Server
4 63 (4.77%) Windows 10
5 57 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (1.97%) Windows 7
8 23 (1.74%) Unix
9 16 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (1.13%) VMS
11 12 (0.91%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 9 (0.68%) Android
13 9 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.68%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.53%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.45%) AIX
15 6 (0.45%) CentOS
16 2 (0.15%) Solaris
16 2 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (37.52%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (28.52%) DevOps
3 205 (15.51%) MVC
4 161 (12.18%) Microservices
5 154 (11.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 152 (11.50%) Software Engineering
7 150 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
8 133 (10.06%) Mentoring
9 128 (9.68%) TDD
10 114 (8.62%) Scrum
11 95 (7.19%) Coaching
12 90 (6.81%) ETL
13 85 (6.43%) Migration
14 82 (6.20%) ITIL
15 79 (5.98%) Continuous Integration
15 79 (5.98%) SDLC
16 78 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
17 66 (4.99%) Test Automation
18 62 (4.69%) Configuration Management
19 60 (4.54%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 405 (30.64%) C#
2 294 (22.24%) SQL
3 289 (21.86%) JavaScript
4 125 (9.46%) Python
5 96 (7.26%) PowerShell
6 93 (7.03%) Java
7 49 (3.71%) Bash Shell
8 38 (2.87%) T-SQL
9 35 (2.65%) VB.NET
10 28 (2.12%) Ruby
11 27 (2.04%) TypeScript
12 26 (1.97%) PHP
13 22 (1.66%) VB
14 21 (1.59%) VB6
15 18 (1.36%) Scala
16 16 (1.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 13 (0.98%) ES6
17 13 (0.98%) Go
17 13 (0.98%) XPath
18 9 (0.68%) XAML
Qualifications
1 85 (6.43%) Degree
2 57 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (2.19%) MCSA
4 24 (1.82%) MCSE
5 20 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.36%) CISSP
7 16 (1.21%) Security Cleared
8 14 (1.06%) MCSD
8 14 (1.06%) TOGAF Certification
8 14 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (0.98%) CCNA
10 10 (0.76%) MCTS
11 9 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
11 9 (0.68%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.68%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.68%) PMP
12 8 (0.61%) CISM
12 8 (0.61%) PhD
12 8 (0.61%) VCP6
13 7 (0.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.93%) QA
2 43 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (2.95%) GDPR
4 27 (2.04%) SLA
5 25 (1.89%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.45%) PMO
7 5 (0.38%) ISO 31000
8 4 (0.30%) NIST
9 3 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.076%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.076%) WCAG
System Software
1 222 (16.79%) Active Directory
2 142 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (9.83%) Docker
4 68 (5.14%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.82%) vSphere
5 24 (1.82%) XenApp
6 15 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.13%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.76%) Varnish
8 10 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
9 8 (0.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 6 (0.45%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.23%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.15%) KVM
13 2 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 125 (9.46%) Kubernetes
2 85 (6.43%) Terraform
3 72 (5.45%) Puppet
4 65 (4.92%) SCCM
5 61 (4.61%) Ansible
6 39 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (2.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 27 (2.04%) Nagios
9 22 (1.66%) SCOM
10 13 (0.98%) WSUS
11 11 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 11 (0.83%) vRealize
12 9 (0.68%) SCOrch
12 9 (0.68%) SCVMM
12 9 (0.68%) XenMobile
13 8 (0.61%) Kibana
13 8 (0.61%) Packer
14 7 (0.53%) Icinga
14 7 (0.53%) Prometheus
14 7 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 493 (37.29%) Microsoft
2 230 (17.40%) VMware
3 118 (8.93%) Cisco
4 80 (6.05%) Google
5 50 (3.78%) Xamarin
6 47 (3.56%) Citrix
7 43 (3.25%) NetApp
8 36 (2.72%) Oracle
9 31 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
10 27 (2.04%) Sage
11 26 (1.97%) Veeam
12 21 (1.59%) EMC
13 20 (1.51%) Sitecore
13 20 (1.51%) Tableau
14 19 (1.44%) Databricks
15 18 (1.36%) HP
16 17 (1.29%) Dynatrace
16 17 (1.29%) ServiceNow
16 17 (1.29%) Teradata
17 16 (1.21%) Dell