Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North West
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 14 28
Rank change year-on-year +6 +14 +27
Permanent jobs citing Azure 868 1,260 1,029
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 17.10% 11.95% 8.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.99% 43.69% 36.04%
Number of salaries quoted 765 1,047 951
Median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.25% -3.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £56,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.73% +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 1,638 2,884 2,855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.26% 27.36% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,341 2,210 2,414
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,536 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +6 589 £55,000 +10.00% 126
Cheshire +11 200 £50,000 +11.11% 38
Merseyside -5 51 £53,500 +1.90% 16
Lancashire +2 17 £55,000 +22.22% 13
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 351 (40.44%) Microsoft
2 346 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (38.02%) .NET
4 296 (34.10%) C#
5 295 (33.99%) DevOps
6 283 (32.60%) AWS
7 252 (29.03%) SQL
8 243 (28.00%) SQL Server
9 179 (20.62%) JavaScript
10 163 (18.78%) Windows
11 153 (17.63%) .NET Core
12 146 (16.82%) Python
13 142 (16.36%) Finance
14 137 (15.78%) Active Directory
15 116 (13.36%) Software Engineering
16 114 (13.13%) Kubernetes
17 111 (12.79%) Microservices
18 110 (12.67%) Terraform
19 109 (12.56%) ASP.NET
20 108 (12.44%) GCP
21 104 (11.98%) Windows Server
21 104 (11.98%) MVC
22 103 (11.87%) AngularJS
23 98 (11.29%) IaaS
24 96 (11.06%) PowerShell
25 95 (10.94%) HTML
26 93 (10.71%) PaaS
27 92 (10.60%) React
28 91 (10.48%) CSS
29 89 (10.25%) Office 365

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 53 (6.11%) SharePoint
2 50 (5.76%) IIS
3 24 (2.76%) MS Exchange
4 19 (2.19%) CMS
5 17 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.61%) Apache Spark
7 12 (1.38%) NServiceBus
7 12 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (1.15%) Confluence
8 10 (1.15%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.92%) Apache
9 8 (0.92%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.69%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.58%) Sitefinity
12 4 (0.46%) Mule
13 3 (0.35%) nginx
13 3 (0.35%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 29 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.50%) Chatbot
3 9 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.92%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 283 (32.60%) AWS
2 108 (12.44%) GCP
3 98 (11.29%) IaaS
4 93 (10.71%) PaaS
5 89 (10.25%) Office 365
6 57 (6.57%) SaaS
7 55 (6.34%) Cloud Computing
8 40 (4.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 38 (4.38%) Dynamics 365
10 35 (4.03%) Power Platform
11 24 (2.76%) Serverless
12 21 (2.42%) Logic Apps
13 19 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
14 16 (1.84%) GitHub
15 13 (1.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (1.27%) Amazon ECS
17 10 (1.15%) IBM Cloud
18 8 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
18 8 (0.92%) OpenShift
19 7 (0.81%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.95%) Firewall
2 30 (3.46%) Skype
2 30 (3.46%) WAN
3 28 (3.23%) VPN
4 26 (3.00%) LAN
5 24 (2.76%) DNS
6 23 (2.65%) Internet
7 20 (2.30%) MPLS
8 19 (2.19%) DHCP
9 17 (1.96%) SAN
10 8 (0.92%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.92%) VLAN
11 6 (0.69%) Network Security
12 5 (0.58%) AMQP
12 5 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (0.46%) FTP
13 4 (0.46%) Intranet
13 4 (0.46%) OSPF
14 3 (0.35%) BGP
14 3 (0.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.41%) Big Data
3 46 (5.30%) Data Lake
4 36 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (3.69%) Power BI
6 31 (3.57%) NoSQL
7 29 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (2.65%) MySQL
9 19 (2.19%) Azure SQL Database
9 19 (2.19%) HDInsight
10 18 (2.07%) MongoDB
10 18 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (1.61%) Relational Database
13 13 (1.50%) Cosmos DB
14 12 (1.38%) Redis
15 11 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
16 10 (1.15%) Neo4j
17 9 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 86 (9.91%) Git (software)
2 61 (7.03%) JIRA
3 56 (6.45%) TeamCity
4 47 (5.41%) Octopus Deploy
5 46 (5.30%) Jenkins
6 41 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (3.69%) Selenium
8 24 (2.76%) Visual Studio
9 23 (2.65%) Bitbucket
10 19 (2.19%) NUnit
11 15 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (1.38%) GitLab
13 10 (1.15%) SoapUI
14 8 (0.92%) Appium
14 8 (0.92%) Calabash
14 8 (0.92%) ReSharper
14 8 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (0.81%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.81%) Cypress.io
15 7 (0.81%) Mercurial
General
1 142 (16.36%) Finance
2 51 (5.88%) Retail
3 31 (3.57%) Legal
4 24 (2.76%) Law
5 15 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.15%) Banking
6 10 (1.15%) Marketing
7 9 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.04%) Local Government
8 7 (0.81%) Games
9 6 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.58%) Billing
10 5 (0.58%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.46%) Public Sector
11 4 (0.46%) Publishing
12 3 (0.35%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Advertising
13 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.12%) Back Office
13 1 (0.12%) Police
Job Titles
1 265 (30.53%) Developer
2 152 (17.51%) Architect
3 117 (13.48%) .NET Developer
4 79 (9.10%) Senior Developer
4 79 (9.10%) Software Developer
5 77 (8.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 74 (8.53%) Solutions Architect
7 56 (6.45%) C# Developer
7 56 (6.45%) Cloud Architect
8 55 (6.34%) DevOps Engineer
9 49 (5.65%) Software Engineer
10 43 (4.95%) Infrastructure Architect
11 42 (4.84%) Azure Architect
11 42 (4.84%) Senior .NET Developer
12 39 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
12 39 (4.49%) Cloud Engineer
13 37 (4.26%) Analyst
14 35 (4.03%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 34 (3.92%) Azure Engineer
16 24 (2.76%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (38.02%) .NET
2 153 (17.63%) .NET Core
3 109 (12.56%) ASP.NET
4 103 (11.87%) AngularJS
5 95 (10.94%) HTML
6 92 (10.60%) React
7 91 (10.48%) CSS
8 86 (9.91%) .NET Framework
9 74 (8.53%) ASP.NET Web API
10 65 (7.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 53 (6.11%) Web Services
12 50 (5.76%) Entity Framework
13 40 (4.61%) Node.js
14 38 (4.38%) Vue.js
15 37 (4.26%) REST
16 33 (3.80%) HTML5
17 28 (3.23%) jQuery
18 25 (2.88%) RESTful
19 22 (2.53%) CSS3
20 21 (2.42%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (3.11%) Data Centre
4 26 (3.00%) Mobile App
4 26 (3.00%) Public Cloud
5 23 (2.65%) Private Cloud
5 23 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (2.30%) User Experience
7 18 (2.07%) Algorithms
7 18 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.38%) Cloud Native
11 10 (1.15%) NHS
12 8 (0.92%) Blog
12 8 (0.92%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.69%) Social Media
14 4 (0.46%) Clustering
14 4 (0.46%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 163 (18.78%) Windows
2 104 (11.98%) Windows Server
3 67 (7.72%) Linux
4 30 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (2.19%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (0.92%) Unix
9 7 (0.81%) Android
9 7 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.58%) CentOS
11 4 (0.46%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.23%) VMS
14 1 (0.12%) HPUX
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (33.99%) DevOps
3 116 (13.36%) Software Engineering
4 111 (12.79%) Microservices
5 104 (11.98%) MVC
6 86 (9.91%) TDD
7 84 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 83 (9.56%) Analytics
9 76 (8.76%) Migration
10 73 (8.41%) TOGAF
11 72 (8.29%) Scrum
12 69 (7.95%) ITIL
13 61 (7.03%) Problem-Solving
14 60 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
15 51 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
16 50 (5.76%) Machine Learning
17 49 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
18 48 (5.53%) IT Strategy
19 46 (5.30%) Configuration Management
20 44 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 296 (34.10%) C#
2 252 (29.03%) SQL
3 179 (20.62%) JavaScript
4 146 (16.82%) Python
5 96 (11.06%) PowerShell
6 48 (5.53%) Java
7 41 (4.72%) T-SQL
8 40 (4.61%) R
9 32 (3.69%) Bash Shell
10 20 (2.30%) TypeScript
11 18 (2.07%) Go
12 17 (1.96%) Ruby
13 9 (1.04%) ES6
14 8 (0.92%) C++
14 8 (0.92%) PHP
14 8 (0.92%) Scala
14 8 (0.92%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.81%) C
15 7 (0.81%) VB
15 7 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (5.99%) MCSE
3 50 (5.76%) MCSA
4 48 (5.53%) Degree
5 39 (4.49%) TOGAF Certification
6 27 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (3.00%) MCTS
8 20 (2.30%) CCNA
9 13 (1.50%) MCP
9 13 (1.50%) Security Cleared
10 12 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.15%) RHCE
11 10 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.92%) SC Cleared
13 7 (0.81%) AWS Certification
13 7 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (0.69%) MCITP
14 6 (0.69%) PhD
15 5 (0.58%) CISSP
15 5 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (3.34%) GDPR
3 24 (2.76%) PCI DSS
4 23 (2.65%) QA
5 18 (2.07%) SLA
6 5 (0.58%) NIST
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.12%) NCSC
7 1 (0.12%) PMO
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 137 (15.78%) Active Directory
2 87 (10.02%) Docker
3 55 (6.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (4.49%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.69%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.46%) KVM
7 4 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.46%) vCloud
7 4 (0.46%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.35%) vSphere
8 3 (0.35%) XenApp
9 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.12%) zsh
Systems Management
1 114 (13.13%) Kubernetes
2 110 (12.67%) Terraform
3 78 (8.99%) Ansible
4 56 (6.45%) Puppet
5 43 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (1.73%) Grafana
7 15 (1.73%) SCCM
8 12 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
8 12 (1.38%) WSUS
9 11 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
9 11 (1.27%) Kibana
10 8 (0.92%) Nagios
10 8 (0.92%) Prometheus
11 6 (0.69%) Istio
12 4 (0.46%) Consul
12 4 (0.46%) logstash
12 4 (0.46%) Packer
12 4 (0.46%) SCOM
13 3 (0.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 351 (40.44%) Microsoft
2 83 (9.56%) VMware
3 67 (7.72%) Google
4 40 (4.61%) Cisco
5 38 (4.38%) Databricks
6 33 (3.80%) Sparx
7 26 (3.00%) Citrix
8 17 (1.96%) Xamarin
9 16 (1.84%) Oracle
10 13 (1.50%) Sitecore
10 13 (1.50%) webMethods
11 12 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.38%) Tableau
12 11 (1.27%) NetApp
13 10 (1.15%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.04%) SaltStack
15 8 (0.92%) Fortinet
15 8 (0.92%) IBM
15 8 (0.92%) New Relic
16 7 (0.81%) CheckPoint