Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North West
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 9 18
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 +29
Permanent jobs citing Azure 740 1,289 1,129
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 18.43% 12.82% 9.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 54.98% 44.54% 41.86%
Number of salaries quoted 754 1,132 1,015
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £35,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,250 £72,312 £72,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 1,346 2,894 2,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.52% 28.77% 23.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,168 2,337 2,234
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,380 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.77%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +2 509 £55,000 +10.00% 183
Cheshire +8 166 £50,000 +11.11% 48
Merseyside -13 27 £53,500 +3.14% 31
Lancashire +13 25 £55,000 +10.00% 37
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 310 (41.89%) Microsoft
2 261 (35.27%) .NET
3 245 (33.11%) DevOps
4 237 (32.03%) Agile Software Development
5 227 (30.68%) C#
6 205 (27.70%) SQL
7 201 (27.16%) AWS
8 190 (25.68%) SQL Server
9 154 (20.81%) Windows
10 127 (17.16%) JavaScript
11 124 (16.76%) Python
12 113 (15.27%) Active Directory
12 113 (15.27%) .NET Core
13 106 (14.32%) Finance
14 96 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
14 96 (12.97%) Microservices
15 95 (12.84%) PowerShell
16 94 (12.70%) Analytics
17 88 (11.89%) Office 365
18 87 (11.76%) Software Engineering
19 86 (11.62%) GCP
19 86 (11.62%) React
20 83 (11.22%) VMware
21 79 (10.68%) Kubernetes
21 79 (10.68%) Windows Server
22 75 (10.14%) ASP.NET
23 73 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 73 (9.86%) IaaS
24 72 (9.73%) MVC
25 70 (9.46%) AngularJS

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 48 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 34 (4.59%) IIS
3 21 (2.84%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.76%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.62%) CMS
6 11 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.22%) Apache
7 9 (1.22%) NServiceBus
8 7 (0.95%) Confluence
9 6 (0.81%) WordPress
10 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.54%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.41%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.27%) Jadu
13 2 (0.27%) Mule
13 2 (0.27%) nginx
13 2 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (1.89%) Chatbot
1 14 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.14%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 201 (27.16%) AWS
2 88 (11.89%) Office 365
3 86 (11.62%) GCP
4 73 (9.86%) IaaS
5 70 (9.46%) PaaS
6 56 (7.57%) Power Platform
7 53 (7.16%) Cloud Computing
8 42 (5.68%) SaaS
9 41 (5.54%) Azure Active Directory
10 26 (3.51%) Azure Data Factory
11 15 (2.03%) Serverless
12 14 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
13 13 (1.76%) Logic Apps
14 11 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.95%) OneDrive
16 6 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 5 (0.68%) Boomi
17 5 (0.68%) GitHub
17 5 (0.68%) Mimecast
18 4 (0.54%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 61 (8.24%) DNS
2 48 (6.49%) Firewall
3 47 (6.35%) DHCP
4 38 (5.14%) Skype
5 25 (3.38%) WAN
6 21 (2.84%) SAN
7 19 (2.57%) LAN
8 17 (2.30%) VPN
9 16 (2.16%) MPLS
10 15 (2.03%) Internet
11 13 (1.76%) VLAN
12 11 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (1.35%) TCP/IP
14 8 (1.08%) VoIP
15 7 (0.95%) Network Security
16 6 (0.81%) IP Telephony
17 5 (0.68%) AMQP
17 5 (0.68%) OSPF
17 5 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
18 3 (0.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (25.68%) SQL Server
2 69 (9.32%) Data Lake
3 55 (7.43%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (7.03%) Power BI
5 41 (5.54%) Big Data
6 39 (5.27%) Azure SQL Database
7 33 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (3.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 27 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (2.84%) HDInsight
10 21 (2.84%) MySQL
11 18 (2.43%) MongoDB
12 16 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (2.03%) NoSQL
14 13 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
15 10 (1.35%) Relational Database
15 10 (1.35%) Snowflake Schema
16 8 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
17 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (6.49%) Git (software)
2 45 (6.08%) JIRA
3 29 (3.92%) Jenkins
4 27 (3.65%) Visual Studio
5 26 (3.51%) TeamCity
6 22 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
7 18 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (1.89%) Bitbucket
9 11 (1.49%) Selenium
10 10 (1.35%) GitLab
10 10 (1.35%) NUnit
11 9 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.68%) SonarQube
14 4 (0.54%) Maven
14 4 (0.54%) Moq
14 4 (0.54%) ReSharper
15 3 (0.41%) JUnit
15 3 (0.41%) MSTest
15 3 (0.41%) SoapUI
General
1 106 (14.32%) Finance
2 24 (3.24%) Law
2 24 (3.24%) Legal
3 11 (1.49%) Marketing
4 10 (1.35%) Games
4 10 (1.35%) Retail
5 7 (0.95%) Public Sector
6 5 (0.68%) Housing Association
6 5 (0.68%) Local Government
6 5 (0.68%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.41%) Banking
8 3 (0.41%) Billing
9 2 (0.27%) Advertising
9 2 (0.27%) Back Office
9 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Front Office
10 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.14%) Publishing
10 1 (0.14%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 197 (26.62%) Developer
2 134 (18.11%) Architect
3 96 (12.97%) .NET Developer
4 83 (11.22%) Solutions Architect
5 66 (8.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 54 (7.30%) Software Developer
7 53 (7.16%) Senior Developer
8 51 (6.89%) Azure Architect
8 51 (6.89%) DevOps Engineer
9 46 (6.22%) Cloud Architect
10 44 (5.95%) Software Engineer
11 36 (4.86%) Analyst
11 36 (4.86%) Azure Engineer
12 34 (4.59%) C# Developer
12 34 (4.59%) Data Engineer
13 33 (4.46%) C# .NET Developer
14 31 (4.19%) Senior .NET Developer
15 29 (3.92%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 29 (3.92%) Cloud Specialist
15 29 (3.92%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (35.27%) .NET
2 113 (15.27%) .NET Core
3 86 (11.62%) React
4 75 (10.14%) ASP.NET
5 70 (9.46%) AngularJS
6 65 (8.78%) .NET Framework
6 65 (8.78%) HTML
7 57 (7.70%) CSS
8 53 (7.16%) ASP.NET Web API
9 32 (4.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 30 (4.05%) REST
11 27 (3.65%) RESTful
11 27 (3.65%) Vue.js
12 26 (3.51%) Web Services
13 23 (3.11%) jQuery
14 22 (2.97%) Entity Framework
15 21 (2.84%) ASP.NET Core
16 20 (2.70%) HTML5
16 20 (2.70%) Node.js
17 16 (2.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 96 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
3 33 (4.46%) Public Cloud
4 24 (3.24%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.97%) User Experience
6 21 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (2.16%) Private Cloud
8 13 (1.76%) NHS
9 12 (1.62%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.35%) Replication
11 8 (1.08%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.08%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.95%) Cloud Native
12 7 (0.95%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.81%) PlayStation
14 5 (0.68%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
15 4 (0.54%) Driving Licence
15 4 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 154 (20.81%) Windows
2 79 (10.68%) Windows Server
3 53 (7.16%) Linux
4 19 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (1.89%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.49%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.68%) CentOS
8 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.27%) Fedora
9 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.27%) Unix
10 1 (0.14%) Android
10 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.14%) HPUX
10 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.14%) VMS
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (33.11%) DevOps
2 237 (32.03%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (12.97%) Microservices
4 94 (12.70%) Analytics
5 87 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 73 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 72 (9.73%) MVC
8 69 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
9 68 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
10 66 (8.92%) Migration
11 61 (8.24%) TOGAF
12 58 (7.84%) TDD
13 53 (7.16%) Enterprise Architecture
14 51 (6.89%) Stakeholder Management
15 50 (6.76%) ETL
16 48 (6.49%) Scrum
17 47 (6.35%) Machine Learning
18 43 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
18 43 (5.81%) IT Strategy
18 43 (5.81%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 227 (30.68%) C#
2 205 (27.70%) SQL
3 127 (17.16%) JavaScript
4 124 (16.76%) Python
5 95 (12.84%) PowerShell
6 39 (5.27%) R
7 33 (4.46%) Java
8 29 (3.92%) T-SQL
9 27 (3.65%) Bash Shell
10 18 (2.43%) Go
11 16 (2.16%) TypeScript
12 10 (1.35%) PHP
12 10 (1.35%) Ruby
13 7 (0.95%) ES6
14 6 (0.81%) Scala
15 3 (0.41%) VB
16 2 (0.27%) C++
16 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (5.41%) MCSA
2 40 (5.41%) TOGAF Certification
3 39 (5.27%) MCSE
4 30 (4.05%) Degree
5 22 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.57%) CCNA
6 19 (2.57%) MCTS
7 15 (2.03%) Security Cleared
8 12 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (1.49%) SC Cleared
10 9 (1.22%) MCP
10 9 (1.22%) RHCE
11 3 (0.41%) HP AIS
11 3 (0.41%) HP ASE
11 3 (0.41%) HP MASE
11 3 (0.41%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.41%) MCITP
11 3 (0.41%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.70%) QA
2 17 (2.30%) GDPR
2 17 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.16%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.22%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.81%) SLA
6 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.14%) NIST
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 113 (15.27%) Active Directory
2 64 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (7.97%) Docker
4 41 (5.54%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.08%) KVM
6 6 (0.81%) VMware Server
7 5 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.54%) XenApp
9 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.41%) vSphere
9 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.41%) zsh
10 2 (0.27%) pfSense
10 2 (0.27%) vCloud
10 2 (0.27%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.14%) HDFS
11 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 79 (10.68%) Kubernetes
2 60 (8.11%) Terraform
3 35 (4.73%) Ansible
4 30 (4.05%) Puppet
5 20 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
6 17 (2.30%) SCCM
7 14 (1.89%) WSUS
8 13 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.81%) Grafana
10 5 (0.68%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.54%) Nagios
11 4 (0.54%) SCOM
12 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (0.41%) Rancher
13 2 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.27%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 310 (41.89%) Microsoft
2 83 (11.22%) VMware
3 59 (7.97%) Databricks
4 52 (7.03%) Google
5 45 (6.08%) Cisco
6 36 (4.86%) Sparx
7 22 (2.97%) NetApp
8 20 (2.70%) Citrix
9 16 (2.16%) Dell
9 16 (2.16%) Oracle
9 16 (2.16%) Veeam
10 14 (1.89%) HP
11 10 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.35%) Xamarin
12 9 (1.22%) Sophos
13 8 (1.08%) Aruba
13 8 (1.08%) Draytek
13 8 (1.08%) SonicWALL
13 8 (1.08%) Splunk
13 8 (1.08%) Tableau