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

Microsoft Azure
England > North West
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 15 31
Rank change year-on-year +7 +16 +27
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,084 1,227 898
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 17.65% 12.04% 7.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.96% 44.38% 32.50%
Number of salaries quoted 895 1,042 863
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,850 £31,250 £28,800
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%

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 2,047 2,765 2,763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.34% 27.13% 22.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,643 2,131 2,370
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +6 714 £55,000 +4.76% 110
Cheshire +10 264 £50,000 +6.10% 39
Merseyside 0 68 £50,000 - 15
Lancashire +1 25 £44,000 +3.53% 15
Cumbria -13 4 £35,000 +78.47% 3
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 445 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
2 440 (40.59%) Microsoft
3 395 (36.44%) .NET
4 382 (35.24%) AWS
5 361 (33.30%) C#
6 340 (31.37%) DevOps
7 305 (28.14%) SQL Server
8 300 (27.68%) SQL
9 239 (22.05%) JavaScript
10 219 (20.20%) Windows
11 176 (16.24%) Active Directory
12 174 (16.05%) Finance
13 168 (15.50%) Python
14 161 (14.85%) .NET Core
15 155 (14.30%) AngularJS
16 141 (13.01%) HTML
16 141 (13.01%) Office 365
17 138 (12.73%) Windows Server
18 136 (12.55%) CSS
19 134 (12.36%) Kubernetes
20 131 (12.08%) VMware
21 129 (11.90%) MVC
22 127 (11.72%) ASP.NET
23 126 (11.62%) Terraform
24 125 (11.53%) Software Engineering
25 119 (10.98%) Docker
26 116 (10.70%) React
27 115 (10.61%) Microservices
28 111 (10.24%) PowerShell
29 109 (10.06%) GCP

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 57 (5.26%) IIS
1 57 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 44 (4.06%) MS Exchange
3 20 (1.85%) CMS
3 20 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (1.38%) Apache Spark
5 15 (1.38%) Confluence
6 13 (1.20%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.01%) OpenStack
7 11 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (0.83%) Mule
8 9 (0.83%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.74%) Apache
9 8 (0.74%) NServiceBus
10 5 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.46%) Sitefinity
11 4 (0.37%) nginx
12 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 44 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.55%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.092%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 33 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.83%) SDL Web 8
3 4 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.28%) Magento
5 2 (0.18%) Cognos Controller
5 2 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.092%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.092%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.092%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
6 1 (0.092%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 382 (35.24%) AWS
2 141 (13.01%) Office 365
3 109 (10.06%) GCP
4 101 (9.32%) IaaS
5 100 (9.23%) PaaS
6 67 (6.18%) Dynamics 365
7 60 (5.54%) SaaS
8 49 (4.52%) Cloud Computing
9 47 (4.34%) Azure Active Directory
10 43 (3.97%) Serverless
11 37 (3.41%) Power Platform
12 28 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
13 21 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
14 19 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 19 (1.75%) GitHub
15 17 (1.57%) Amazon ECS
16 14 (1.29%) Logic Apps
17 12 (1.11%) Slack
18 10 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
18 10 (0.92%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.80%) Firewall
2 41 (3.78%) DNS
3 38 (3.51%) WAN
4 34 (3.14%) Internet
5 33 (3.04%) LAN
6 32 (2.95%) DHCP
7 29 (2.68%) VPN
8 27 (2.49%) Skype
9 22 (2.03%) SAN
10 18 (1.66%) MPLS
10 18 (1.66%) TCP/IP
11 10 (0.92%) Network Security
12 7 (0.65%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (0.55%) Unified Communications
13 6 (0.55%) VLAN
13 6 (0.55%) Wireless
14 5 (0.46%) VoIP
15 4 (0.37%) FTP
15 4 (0.37%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (28.14%) SQL Server
2 50 (4.61%) Big Data
3 49 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (3.78%) NoSQL
5 37 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (3.23%) Power BI
7 31 (2.86%) Data Lake
8 28 (2.58%) MySQL
9 26 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (2.21%) Relational Database
11 20 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
12 19 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
12 19 (1.75%) MongoDB
13 17 (1.57%) Redis
14 16 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 15 (1.38%) Cosmos DB
16 14 (1.29%) HDInsight
17 13 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
18 12 (1.11%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 103 (9.50%) Git (software)
2 67 (6.18%) Octopus Deploy
3 64 (5.90%) TeamCity
4 60 (5.54%) JIRA
5 54 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 52 (4.80%) Jenkins
7 42 (3.87%) Selenium
8 38 (3.51%) Visual Studio
9 33 (3.04%) Bitbucket
10 22 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (1.66%) GitLab
11 18 (1.66%) NUnit
12 17 (1.57%) SoapUI
13 15 (1.38%) Cucumber
13 15 (1.38%) WebDriver
14 11 (1.01%) JMeter
14 11 (1.01%) Maven
15 10 (0.92%) SpecFlow
16 9 (0.83%) Cypress.io
16 9 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 174 (16.05%) Finance
2 66 (6.09%) Retail
3 33 (3.04%) Legal
4 29 (2.68%) Law
5 27 (2.49%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.29%) Banking
7 12 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (1.11%) Public Sector
8 11 (1.01%) Marketing
9 9 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.74%) Automotive
10 8 (0.74%) Local Government
10 8 (0.74%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.65%) Billing
12 5 (0.46%) Games
13 4 (0.37%) Publishing
14 3 (0.28%) Environmental Health
15 2 (0.18%) Police
16 1 (0.092%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.092%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 319 (29.43%) Developer
2 150 (13.84%) Architect
3 125 (11.53%) .NET Developer
4 95 (8.76%) Senior Developer
5 87 (8.03%) Software Developer
6 86 (7.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 80 (7.38%) C# Developer
8 74 (6.83%) Solutions Architect
9 73 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
10 63 (5.81%) Software Engineer
11 56 (5.17%) Cloud Engineer
12 52 (4.80%) Azure Engineer
13 50 (4.61%) Consultant
14 46 (4.24%) Cloud Architect
15 44 (4.06%) Senior .NET Developer
16 40 (3.69%) Analyst
17 38 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
18 33 (3.04%) Cloud Solutions Architect
19 32 (2.95%) Infrastructure Architect
20 30 (2.77%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (36.44%) .NET
2 161 (14.85%) .NET Core
3 155 (14.30%) AngularJS
4 141 (13.01%) HTML
5 136 (12.55%) CSS
6 127 (11.72%) ASP.NET
7 116 (10.70%) React
8 84 (7.75%) .NET Framework
9 80 (7.38%) ASP.NET Web API
10 74 (6.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 72 (6.64%) Web Services
12 71 (6.55%) Node.js
13 54 (4.98%) REST
14 53 (4.89%) Entity Framework
15 46 (4.24%) jQuery
16 42 (3.87%) Vue.js
17 40 (3.69%) HTML5
18 35 (3.23%) CSS3
18 35 (3.23%) RESTful
19 30 (2.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (6.55%) Greenfield Project
3 40 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (3.41%) Public Cloud
5 34 (3.14%) Data Centre
6 33 (3.04%) Mobile App
7 29 (2.68%) Cloud Native
8 26 (2.40%) User Experience
9 25 (2.31%) Algorithms
10 24 (2.21%) Management Information System
11 18 (1.66%) Private Cloud
12 16 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
13 12 (1.11%) Blog
13 12 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.92%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.92%) Social Media
15 6 (0.55%) Clustering
16 5 (0.46%) Acoustics
16 5 (0.46%) Enterprise Cloud
16 5 (0.46%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 219 (20.20%) Windows
2 138 (12.73%) Windows Server
3 103 (9.50%) Linux
4 51 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (2.86%) Windows 10
7 24 (2.21%) Windows Server 2016
8 13 (1.20%) VMS
9 9 (0.83%) Unix
9 9 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.74%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.65%) Android
11 7 (0.65%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (0.55%) CentOS
12 6 (0.55%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.092%) Debian
14 1 (0.092%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (31.37%) DevOps
3 129 (11.90%) MVC
4 125 (11.53%) Software Engineering
5 115 (10.61%) Microservices
6 102 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 91 (8.39%) TDD
8 86 (7.93%) ITIL
8 86 (7.93%) Scrum
9 81 (7.47%) Migration
10 78 (7.20%) Analytics
11 76 (7.01%) Problem-Solving
12 73 (6.73%) Mentoring
13 71 (6.55%) Configuration Management
14 70 (6.46%) TOGAF
15 61 (5.63%) SDLC
16 59 (5.44%) ETL
17 57 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
18 56 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
19 55 (5.07%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 361 (33.30%) C#
2 300 (27.68%) SQL
3 239 (22.05%) JavaScript
4 168 (15.50%) Python
5 111 (10.24%) PowerShell
6 58 (5.35%) Java
7 38 (3.51%) T-SQL
8 32 (2.95%) Bash Shell
9 30 (2.77%) R
10 26 (2.40%) TypeScript
11 23 (2.12%) Go
11 23 (2.12%) VB.NET
12 22 (2.03%) Ruby
13 20 (1.85%) PHP
14 17 (1.57%) VB
15 15 (1.38%) VB6
16 14 (1.29%) Scala
17 13 (1.20%) ES6
18 11 (1.01%) VBScript
19 9 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (6.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (5.63%) Degree
3 48 (4.43%) MCSE
4 42 (3.87%) MCSA
5 28 (2.58%) TOGAF Certification
6 20 (1.85%) MCTS
7 19 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (1.75%) Security Cleared
8 16 (1.48%) MCP
9 14 (1.29%) CISSP
10 13 (1.20%) ISTQB
10 13 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.11%) AWS Certification
11 12 (1.11%) CCNA
11 12 (1.11%) PhD
12 10 (0.92%) MCSD
13 9 (0.83%) MCITP
14 8 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (0.65%) CISM
15 7 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (3.78%) GDPR
3 32 (2.95%) PCI DSS
4 29 (2.68%) QA
5 22 (2.03%) SLA
6 6 (0.55%) NIST
7 4 (0.37%) PMO
8 1 (0.092%) COBIT
8 1 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.092%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.092%) NCSC
8 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 176 (16.24%) Active Directory
2 119 (10.98%) Docker
3 81 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (4.52%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.38%) XenApp
6 13 (1.20%) vSphere
7 9 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.74%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 7 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.65%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.55%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.46%) vCloud
12 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.18%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.092%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.092%) KVM
13 1 (0.092%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 134 (12.36%) Kubernetes
2 126 (11.62%) Terraform
3 91 (8.39%) Ansible
4 67 (6.18%) Puppet
5 54 (4.98%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (2.58%) SCCM
7 22 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (1.48%) Kibana
9 14 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
10 13 (1.20%) Grafana
11 12 (1.11%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (1.11%) Nagios
11 12 (1.11%) WSUS
12 7 (0.65%) logstash
12 7 (0.65%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.65%) XenMobile
13 6 (0.55%) Istio
14 5 (0.46%) SCOM
15 4 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
15 4 (0.37%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 440 (40.59%) Microsoft
2 131 (12.08%) VMware
3 66 (6.09%) Google
4 52 (4.80%) Cisco
5 41 (3.78%) Citrix
6 34 (3.14%) Databricks
6 34 (3.14%) Xamarin
7 26 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
8 22 (2.03%) Sparx
9 21 (1.94%) Oracle
10 20 (1.85%) Sitecore
11 16 (1.48%) IBM
11 16 (1.48%) New Relic
11 16 (1.48%) Tableau
11 16 (1.48%) webMethods
12 15 (1.38%) NetApp
13 14 (1.29%) Fortinet
14 11 (1.01%) CheckPoint
15 10 (0.92%) SaltStack
16 9 (0.83%) HP