Period
to

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 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North West
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 3 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 +7
Permanent jobs citing Azure 2,349 1,620 844
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 24.55% 22.12% 17.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 56.14% 51.17% 53.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,310 1,379 695
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +1.89% +8.72%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,050 £82,500 £73,250
England median annual salary £64,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.35% +4.55%

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 4,184 3,166 1,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.72% 43.22% 32.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,705 2,569 1,308
10th Percentile £29,850 £30,000 £32,154
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,134 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,125 £71,250
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Manchester 0 1,358 £55,000 -4.35% 242
Merseyside +3 414 £60,000 +37.14% 24
Cheshire -3 362 £50,000 +11.11% 42
Lancashire +4 181 £46,369 +3.04% 18
Cumbria +2 12 £47,000 -5.05% 7
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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 1,200 (51.09%) Agile
2 1,141 (48.57%) DevOps
3 1,014 (43.17%) Microsoft
4 934 (39.76%) AWS
5 719 (30.61%) SQL
6 718 (30.57%) .NET
7 661 (28.14%) JavaScript
8 631 (26.86%) C#
9 609 (25.93%) Social Skills
10 595 (25.33%) React
11 568 (24.18%) SQL Server
12 527 (22.44%) Python
13 508 (21.63%) Terraform
14 504 (21.46%) Software Engineering
15 503 (21.41%) Git (software)
16 476 (20.26%) Azure DevOps
17 471 (20.05%) CI/CD
18 427 (18.18%) Kubernetes
19 421 (17.92%) CSS
20 416 (17.71%) GCP
21 407 (17.33%) HTML
22 404 (17.20%) Java
23 400 (17.03%) .NET Core
24 393 (16.73%) Windows
24 393 (16.73%) MVC
25 377 (16.05%) Docker
26 358 (15.24%) Microsoft 365
27 354 (15.07%) Microservices
28 348 (14.81%) Serverless
29 331 (14.09%) Problem-Solving

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 90 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 56 (2.38%) Confluence
3 51 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 49 (2.09%) Umbraco
5 42 (1.79%) IIS
6 27 (1.15%) CMS
7 16 (0.68%) Apache Spark
8 14 (0.60%) Apache
9 12 (0.51%) OpenStack
9 12 (0.51%) Sitefinity
10 10 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (0.34%) Headless CMS
12 5 (0.21%) nginx
12 5 (0.21%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
14 3 (0.13%) DataSynapse
14 3 (0.13%) JBoss
14 3 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 27 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.30%) Adobe XD
4 6 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.21%) InDesign
6 2 (0.085%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.085%) GIMP
6 2 (0.085%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.085%) Pixelmator
6 2 (0.085%) Sketch
7 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.043%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
2 8 (0.34%) Magento
3 2 (0.085%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.085%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.043%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.043%) Fidessa
4 1 (0.043%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.043%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.043%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.043%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 934 (39.76%) AWS
2 476 (20.26%) Azure DevOps
3 416 (17.71%) GCP
4 358 (15.24%) Microsoft 365
5 348 (14.81%) Serverless
6 250 (10.64%) Azure Functions
7 238 (10.13%) Azure Service Bus
8 182 (7.75%) SaaS
9 130 (5.53%) PaaS
10 121 (5.15%) Power Platform
11 100 (4.26%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 97 (4.13%) Azure Data Factory
13 96 (4.09%) IaaS
14 91 (3.87%) AWS CloudFormation
15 82 (3.49%) Azure Sentinel
16 77 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
17 75 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
18 73 (3.11%) GitHub
19 70 (2.98%) AWS Lambda
20 68 (2.89%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 141 (6.00%) Firewall
2 117 (4.98%) DNS
3 100 (4.26%) WAN
4 82 (3.49%) HTTP
5 75 (3.19%) LAN
6 66 (2.81%) DHCP
7 50 (2.13%) SSL
7 50 (2.13%) VPN
8 45 (1.92%) TCP/IP
9 41 (1.75%) Internet
9 41 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
10 37 (1.58%) Network Security
11 31 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
12 29 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (1.19%) Wireshark
14 26 (1.11%) SAN
15 24 (1.02%) VLAN
16 23 (0.98%) MPLS
17 18 (0.77%) VoIP
18 14 (0.60%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 568 (24.18%) SQL Server
2 155 (6.60%) Data Warehouse
3 121 (5.15%) NoSQL
4 112 (4.77%) Big Data
5 111 (4.73%) MySQL
6 93 (3.96%) Data Lake
6 93 (3.96%) Power BI
7 81 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
8 79 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 75 (3.19%) MongoDB
10 74 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
11 64 (2.72%) Azure SQL Database
12 57 (2.43%) Relational Database
13 45 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 45 (1.92%) Star Schema
14 36 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 34 (1.45%) Redis
16 30 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
17 28 (1.19%) Tableau
18 23 (0.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 503 (21.41%) Git (software)
2 247 (10.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 138 (5.87%) Jenkins
4 122 (5.19%) GitLab
5 113 (4.81%) JIRA
6 66 (2.81%) Travis CI
7 65 (2.77%) Selenium
8 63 (2.68%) TeamCity
9 51 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
10 39 (1.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 35 (1.49%) Bitbucket
12 28 (1.19%) IBM UrbanCode
13 26 (1.11%) Cypress.io
14 20 (0.85%) Maven
14 20 (0.85%) Postman
15 19 (0.81%) SonarQube
16 16 (0.68%) Spinnaker
17 15 (0.64%) Gradle
17 15 (0.64%) Lerna
17 15 (0.64%) Subversion
General
1 609 (25.93%) Social Skills
2 292 (12.43%) Finance
3 160 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
4 123 (5.24%) Public Sector
5 107 (4.56%) Games
6 106 (4.51%) Marketing
7 97 (4.13%) Manufacturing
8 73 (3.11%) Legal
9 63 (2.68%) Automotive
10 59 (2.51%) Banking
11 54 (2.30%) Law
12 53 (2.26%) Retail
13 51 (2.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 29 (1.23%) Telecoms
15 27 (1.15%) Presentation Skills
16 20 (0.85%) Social Housing
17 18 (0.77%) Advertising
17 18 (0.77%) Organisational Skills
18 16 (0.68%) Influencing Skills
19 15 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 563 (23.97%) Developer
2 315 (13.41%) Software Engineer
3 232 (9.88%) .NET Developer
4 184 (7.83%) Senior Developer
5 126 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
5 126 (5.36%) Software Developer
6 124 (5.28%) Analyst
7 120 (5.11%) Senior .NET Developer
8 119 (5.07%) Architect
9 117 (4.98%) Data Engineer
10 108 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 105 (4.47%) Consultant
12 82 (3.49%) Cloud Engineer
13 76 (3.24%) Trainee
14 66 (2.81%) Azure Engineer
15 61 (2.60%) C# Developer
16 58 (2.47%) Senior Software Engineer
17 56 (2.38%) Support Engineer
18 52 (2.21%) Security Manager
19 51 (2.17%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 718 (30.57%) .NET
2 595 (25.33%) React
3 421 (17.92%) CSS
4 407 (17.33%) HTML
5 400 (17.03%) .NET Core
6 305 (12.98%) AngularJS
7 300 (12.77%) .NET Framework
8 267 (11.37%) Entity Framework
9 244 (10.39%) jQuery
10 234 (9.96%) Node.js
11 218 (9.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 155 (6.60%) Spring
13 125 (5.32%) RESTful
14 105 (4.47%) ASP.NET
15 82 (3.49%) JSON
16 75 (3.19%) Kafka
17 71 (3.02%) Vue.js
18 63 (2.68%) Angular 2
18 63 (2.68%) REST
19 56 (2.38%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 127 (5.41%) Cloud Native
2 118 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
3 114 (4.85%) User Experience
4 104 (4.43%) Algorithms
5 94 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 91 (3.87%) Data Centre
7 62 (2.64%) Public Cloud
8 61 (2.60%) Mobile App
9 60 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
10 58 (2.47%) Data Structures
11 41 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
12 32 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
12 32 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
13 30 (1.28%) Life Science
14 29 (1.23%) Virtual Team
15 26 (1.11%) Reference Data
16 24 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
17 21 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
18 20 (0.85%) PlayStation
19 15 (0.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 393 (16.73%) Windows
2 237 (10.09%) Linux
3 229 (9.75%) Android
4 222 (9.45%) Apple iOS
5 193 (8.22%) Windows Server
6 94 (4.00%) Windows 10
7 68 (2.89%) Unix
8 41 (1.75%) Windows Server 2016
9 37 (1.58%) Windows Server 2019
10 36 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (1.19%) Mesosphere
11 28 (1.19%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.60%) CentOS
12 14 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.30%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.085%) Windows Server 2003
18 1 (0.043%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,200 (51.09%) Agile
2 1,141 (48.57%) DevOps
3 504 (21.46%) Software Engineering
4 471 (20.05%) CI/CD
5 393 (16.73%) MVC
6 354 (15.07%) Microservices
7 331 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
8 285 (12.13%) Mentoring
9 280 (11.92%) Information Security
10 265 (11.28%) User Stories
11 263 (11.20%) Analytics
12 250 (10.64%) Cybersecurity
13 249 (10.60%) Unit Testing
14 232 (9.88%) Scrum
15 224 (9.54%) Process Improvement
16 223 (9.49%) Full Stack Development
17 222 (9.45%) Product Roadmap
18 221 (9.41%) Test Automation
19 217 (9.24%) TDD
20 208 (8.85%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 719 (30.61%) SQL
2 661 (28.14%) JavaScript
3 631 (26.86%) C#
4 527 (22.44%) Python
5 404 (17.20%) Java
6 227 (9.66%) PowerShell
7 169 (7.19%) Go
8 157 (6.68%) TypeScript
9 104 (4.43%) Bash
10 95 (4.04%) Ruby
11 94 (4.00%) T-SQL
12 50 (2.13%) ES6
13 49 (2.09%) Scala
14 42 (1.79%) C++
14 42 (1.79%) Kotlin
15 20 (0.85%) F#
16 18 (0.77%) PHP
17 15 (0.64%) R
18 12 (0.51%) Perl
18 12 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 129 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 102 (4.34%) Degree
4 92 (3.92%) SC Cleared
5 40 (1.70%) CISSP
6 34 (1.45%) SSCP
7 31 (1.32%) GCIH
8 28 (1.19%) CISMP
8 28 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 25 (1.06%) AWS Certification
10 17 (0.72%) MCSA
11 16 (0.68%) DBS Check
12 15 (0.64%) MCSE
13 13 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
15 8 (0.34%) CCNA
15 8 (0.34%) MCP
16 7 (0.30%) CCNP
16 7 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (5.70%) QA
2 113 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 111 (4.73%) PCI DSS
4 75 (3.19%) SLA
5 73 (3.11%) Data Quality
6 64 (2.72%) Cyber Essentials
7 63 (2.68%) NIST
8 50 (2.13%) GRC
9 23 (0.98%) GDPR
10 5 (0.21%) PMO
11 2 (0.085%) Accessibility
11 2 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.085%) NCSC
11 2 (0.085%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.085%) WCAG
12 1 (0.043%) COBIT
12 1 (0.043%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.043%) HL7
12 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 377 (16.05%) Docker
2 258 (10.98%) Active Directory
3 131 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 38 (1.62%) Virtual Desktop
6 15 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.30%) vSphere
9 6 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 5 (0.21%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.21%) XenApp
11 4 (0.17%) Firmware
11 4 (0.17%) Postfix
11 4 (0.17%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.13%) etcd
12 3 (0.13%) Snort
13 2 (0.085%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 508 (21.63%) Terraform
2 427 (18.18%) Kubernetes
3 156 (6.64%) Ansible
4 88 (3.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 65 (2.77%) Prometheus
6 57 (2.43%) Puppet
7 55 (2.34%) SCCM
8 53 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
9 46 (1.96%) Consul
10 35 (1.49%) Istio
11 31 (1.32%) Nessus
12 28 (1.19%) Automic
13 26 (1.11%) Grafana
14 23 (0.98%) Nagios
15 16 (0.68%) Sysdig
16 15 (0.64%) Kibana
17 14 (0.60%) logstash
17 14 (0.60%) WSUS
18 9 (0.38%) vCenter Server
19 8 (0.34%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1,014 (43.17%) Microsoft
2 224 (9.54%) Xamarin
3 183 (7.79%) VMware
4 156 (6.64%) Oracle
5 146 (6.22%) Google
6 137 (5.83%) Cisco
7 75 (3.19%) Splunk
8 55 (2.34%) Citrix
9 42 (1.79%) Juniper
10 36 (1.53%) Databricks
11 35 (1.49%) Hitachi
12 32 (1.36%) NETGEAR
13 27 (1.15%) CrowdStrike
13 27 (1.15%) SolarWinds
14 25 (1.06%) Red Hat
15 23 (0.98%) Fortinet
15 23 (0.98%) IBM
15 23 (0.98%) Veeam
16 22 (0.94%) Draytek
17 21 (0.89%) SAP