Period
to 21 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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 23 49
Rank change year-on-year +10 +26 +36
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,272 1,096 771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.18% 9.19% 5.86%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.46% 39.81% 33.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,010 920 673
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,688 £32,500 £28,950
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 2,861 2,753 2,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.40% 23.09% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,262 2,304 1,980
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 £72,500 £67,500
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 21 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 21 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 +11 865 £50,000 - 197
Cheshire +16 203 £45,000 -10.00% 66
Merseyside +16 113 £52,500 +12.30% 36
Lancashire +12 81 £50,000 +33.33% 21
Cumbria -2 8 £32,208 - 4
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 596 (46.86%) AWS
2 477 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 427 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
4 374 (29.40%) DevOps
5 360 (28.30%) .NET
6 344 (27.04%) Windows
7 326 (25.63%) C#
8 275 (21.62%) Office 365
9 262 (20.60%) SQL
10 259 (20.36%) Active Directory
11 240 (18.87%) JavaScript
12 235 (18.47%) SQL Server
13 226 (17.77%) VMware
14 211 (16.59%) Linux
15 205 (16.12%) GCP
16 187 (14.70%) MVC
16 187 (14.70%) Windows Server
17 180 (14.15%) HTML
18 161 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
19 158 (12.42%) ASP.NET
19 158 (12.42%) CSS
20 150 (11.79%) AngularJS
21 148 (11.64%) Cisco
22 147 (11.56%) .NET Core
23 146 (11.48%) Microservices
24 145 (11.40%) Docker
25 143 (11.24%) Software Engineering
26 142 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
27 136 (10.69%) TDD
28 133 (10.46%) VMware Infrastructure

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 68 (5.35%) MS Exchange
2 65 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 57 (4.48%) IIS
4 31 (2.44%) Umbraco
5 27 (2.12%) Cloud Foundry
6 24 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (1.65%) Apache Spark
8 15 (1.18%) Apache
8 15 (1.18%) Skype for Business
9 14 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.02%) CMS
11 11 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.71%) Confluence
12 9 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.47%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.31%) nginx
16 2 (0.16%) CloudStack
16 2 (0.16%) Drupal
Applications
1 31 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.24%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.079%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 38 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.55%) SDL Web 8
3 7 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 6 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.16%) Magento
7 1 (0.079%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.079%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 596 (46.86%) AWS
2 275 (21.62%) Office 365
3 205 (16.12%) GCP
4 90 (7.08%) SaaS
5 74 (5.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 66 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
7 62 (4.87%) Serverless
8 61 (4.80%) IaaS
9 54 (4.25%) Power Platform
10 48 (3.77%) PaaS
11 39 (3.07%) GitHub
12 32 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
13 28 (2.20%) Amazon SQS
14 27 (2.12%) Azure Data Factory
14 27 (2.12%) Heroku
15 18 (1.42%) Amazon S3
16 16 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
17 14 (1.10%) Amazon Kinesis
18 13 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
18 13 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 131 (10.30%) Firewall
2 127 (9.98%) DNS
3 78 (6.13%) DHCP
4 74 (5.82%) WAN
5 64 (5.03%) LAN
6 61 (4.80%) VLAN
7 59 (4.64%) TCP/IP
8 41 (3.22%) Broadband
9 38 (2.99%) VPN
10 36 (2.83%) SAN
11 26 (2.04%) HTTP
12 24 (1.89%) Internet
13 23 (1.81%) Network Security
14 18 (1.42%) MPLS
14 18 (1.42%) VoIP
15 16 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (1.26%) Unified Communications
16 15 (1.18%) iSCSI
16 15 (1.18%) SMTP
17 14 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (18.47%) SQL Server
2 97 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
3 70 (5.50%) NoSQL
4 65 (5.11%) MongoDB
5 63 (4.95%) MySQL
6 60 (4.72%) Relational Database
7 56 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 54 (4.25%) Power BI
9 49 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
10 40 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 39 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 28 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
13 26 (2.04%) Big Data
14 25 (1.97%) Neo4j
15 23 (1.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 21 (1.65%) Amazon Redshift
17 20 (1.57%) BigQuery
18 19 (1.49%) Data Lake
19 18 (1.42%) Snowflake Schema
20 17 (1.34%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 132 (10.38%) Git (software)
2 90 (7.08%) Jenkins
3 58 (4.56%) JIRA
4 53 (4.17%) GitLab
5 51 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (3.62%) Visual Studio
7 43 (3.38%) TeamCity
8 37 (2.91%) Octopus Deploy
9 24 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 23 (1.81%) Selenium
11 21 (1.65%) CircleCI
12 20 (1.57%) RSpec
13 15 (1.18%) Brakeman
13 15 (1.18%) minitest
13 15 (1.18%) ReSharper
13 15 (1.18%) RuboCop
13 15 (1.18%) Vagrant
14 11 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
15 9 (0.71%) Artifactory
15 9 (0.71%) Mercurial
General
1 91 (7.15%) Finance
2 84 (6.60%) Retail
3 61 (4.80%) Public Sector
4 41 (3.22%) Marketing
5 31 (2.44%) Banking
6 25 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.73%) Legal
8 20 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.34%) Local Government
10 16 (1.26%) Law
11 10 (0.79%) Fire and Rescue
11 10 (0.79%) Games
11 10 (0.79%) Police
12 6 (0.47%) Housing Association
12 6 (0.47%) Publishing
13 5 (0.39%) Electronics
14 4 (0.31%) Billing
15 3 (0.24%) Back Office
16 1 (0.079%) Automotive
16 1 (0.079%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 332 (26.10%) Developer
2 130 (10.22%) .NET Developer
3 122 (9.59%) Architect
4 120 (9.43%) C# Developer
5 106 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 98 (7.70%) Software Engineer
7 95 (7.47%) Consultant
8 84 (6.60%) Senior Developer
9 81 (6.37%) DevOps Engineer
10 75 (5.90%) C# .NET Developer
11 64 (5.03%) Cloud Engineer
12 58 (4.56%) Software Developer
13 56 (4.40%) C# Programmer
13 56 (4.40%) Programmer
14 52 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
15 46 (3.62%) Senior Software Engineer
16 42 (3.30%) Senior .NET Developer
17 41 (3.22%) Cloud Architect
18 40 (3.14%) Analyst
19 38 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (28.30%) .NET
2 180 (14.15%) HTML
3 158 (12.42%) ASP.NET
3 158 (12.42%) CSS
4 150 (11.79%) AngularJS
5 147 (11.56%) .NET Core
6 103 (8.10%) React
7 96 (7.55%) .NET Framework
8 90 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 87 (6.84%) Web Services
10 84 (6.60%) ASP.NET Web API
11 80 (6.29%) Node.js
12 79 (6.21%) RESTful
13 73 (5.74%) REST
14 59 (4.64%) Vue.js
15 54 (4.25%) HTML5
16 50 (3.93%) Entity Framework
17 46 (3.62%) jQuery
18 40 (3.14%) ASP.NET Core
19 39 (3.07%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.90%) Public Cloud
2 66 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 61 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (4.17%) User Experience
5 52 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
6 51 (4.01%) Enterprise Software
7 50 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
8 46 (3.62%) Cloud Native
9 45 (3.54%) Management Information System
10 44 (3.46%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.97%) Replication
12 21 (1.65%) Data Structures
13 18 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (1.34%) FlexPod
15 14 (1.10%) Driving Licence
16 13 (1.02%) PKI
17 11 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
17 11 (0.86%) PlayStation
17 11 (0.86%) Xbox
18 10 (0.79%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 344 (27.04%) Windows
2 211 (16.59%) Linux
3 187 (14.70%) Windows Server
4 79 (6.21%) Windows 10
5 52 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (2.12%) Unix
8 26 (2.04%) CentOS
9 21 (1.65%) Windows 7
10 20 (1.57%) Android
11 16 (1.26%) Ubuntu
12 15 (1.18%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.10%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.94%) Data ONTAP
15 8 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.47%) Debian
16 6 (0.47%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.47%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
2 374 (29.40%) DevOps
3 187 (14.70%) MVC
4 161 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
5 146 (11.48%) Microservices
6 143 (11.24%) Software Engineering
7 142 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
8 136 (10.69%) TDD
9 132 (10.38%) Mentoring
10 131 (10.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 128 (10.06%) ITIL
12 115 (9.04%) Migration
13 112 (8.81%) Scrum
14 106 (8.33%) Test Automation
15 94 (7.39%) SDLC
16 89 (7.00%) Coaching
17 86 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
17 86 (6.76%) OO
18 81 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
19 75 (5.90%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 326 (25.63%) C#
2 262 (20.60%) SQL
3 240 (18.87%) JavaScript
4 130 (10.22%) PowerShell
5 128 (10.06%) Python
6 54 (4.25%) Bash Shell
6 54 (4.25%) T-SQL
7 51 (4.01%) Java
8 49 (3.85%) TypeScript
9 37 (2.91%) Ruby
10 29 (2.28%) PHP
11 26 (2.04%) C
11 26 (2.04%) ES6
12 22 (1.73%) C++
13 19 (1.49%) Scala
14 13 (1.02%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.86%) Go
15 11 (0.86%) R
16 10 (0.79%) JSX
16 10 (0.79%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (7.31%) Degree
2 86 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (3.69%) MCSA
5 39 (3.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 33 (2.59%) Security Cleared
7 28 (2.20%) CCNA
8 23 (1.81%) MCSE
9 15 (1.18%) SC Cleared
10 12 (0.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 12 (0.94%) RHCA
10 12 (0.94%) VCP6
11 11 (0.86%) CEH
11 11 (0.86%) CISSP
11 11 (0.86%) ISTQB
11 11 (0.86%) VCAP
12 10 (0.79%) CCNP
12 10 (0.79%) MCITP
12 10 (0.79%) MCP
13 7 (0.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.66%) QA
2 24 (1.89%) SLA
3 20 (1.57%) GDPR
3 20 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.34%) 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 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.16%) NCSC
9 1 (0.079%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.079%) BS7799
9 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 259 (20.36%) Active Directory
2 145 (11.40%) Docker
3 133 (10.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 82 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 31 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (2.04%) vSphere
7 22 (1.73%) VMware NSX
8 17 (1.34%) Varnish
9 14 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (0.94%) NFS
10 12 (0.94%) pfSense
11 10 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.55%) XenApp
14 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.31%) XenDesktop
16 3 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.24%) vCloud
17 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 127 (9.98%) Kubernetes
2 85 (6.68%) Terraform
3 80 (6.29%) Ansible
4 79 (6.21%) Puppet
5 62 (4.87%) SCCM
6 60 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
8 29 (2.28%) WSUS
9 14 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
9 14 (1.10%) SCOM
10 13 (1.02%) Graphite
10 13 (1.02%) Prometheus
11 12 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.79%) Grafana
13 10 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 10 (0.79%) Packer
13 10 (0.79%) Salt
14 9 (0.71%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 477 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 226 (17.77%) VMware
3 148 (11.64%) Cisco
4 92 (7.23%) Google
5 56 (4.40%) NetApp
6 43 (3.38%) HP
7 37 (2.91%) Veeam
8 36 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (2.67%) Citrix
10 27 (2.12%) Dell
10 27 (2.12%) Meraki
11 24 (1.89%) Oracle
12 22 (1.73%) IBM
12 22 (1.73%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.57%) Sage
13 20 (1.57%) Xamarin
14 18 (1.42%) WatchGuard
15 17 (1.34%) SolarWinds
16 16 (1.26%) Teradata
17 15 (1.18%) SAP