Period
to 20 April 2021

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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North West
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 8 16
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 +24
Permanent jobs citing Azure 1,095 1,351 1,191
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 18.91% 17.80% 11.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 51.26% 51.37% 44.05%
Number of salaries quoted 952 1,069 952
10th Percentile £34,282 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £77,425 £76,027 £77,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500

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 2,136 2,630 2,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 36.88% 34.65% 26.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,887 2,163 2,129
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021. 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 +3 807 £52,500 - 262
Cheshire +1 130 £42,500 -15.00% 75
Merseyside +6 86 £41,750 -16.50% 22
Lancashire +5 65 £42,500 -3.41% 31
Cumbria +1 1 £35,000 +13.82% 5
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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.

1 427 (39.00%) AWS
2 398 (36.35%) DevOps
3 392 (35.80%) Microsoft
4 369 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
5 303 (27.67%) SQL
6 285 (26.03%) .NET
7 264 (24.11%) C#
8 257 (23.47%) Windows
9 232 (21.19%) SQL Server
10 215 (19.63%) JavaScript
11 182 (16.62%) Microsoft 365
12 180 (16.44%) Terraform
13 176 (16.07%) Kubernetes
14 163 (14.89%) Python
14 163 (14.89%) Active Directory
14 163 (14.89%) Migration
15 158 (14.43%) GCP
16 157 (14.34%) Docker
17 146 (13.33%) VMware
17 146 (13.33%) Software Engineering
18 137 (12.51%) Windows Server
19 135 (12.33%) .NET Core
20 133 (12.15%) Linux
21 129 (11.78%) PowerShell
22 121 (11.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 112 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
24 107 (9.77%) TDD
25 104 (9.50%) Infrastructure as Code
26 102 (9.32%) AngularJS
27 98 (8.95%) Git (software)

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 (5.21%) IIS
2 42 (3.84%) SharePoint
3 35 (3.20%) Confluence
4 32 (2.92%) CMS
5 25 (2.28%) Apache
5 25 (2.28%) MS Exchange
6 20 (1.83%) Apache Spark
7 14 (1.28%) Umbraco
7 14 (1.28%) WordPress
8 13 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (1.00%) EPiServer
10 10 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (0.91%) Kentico
10 10 (0.91%) nginx
11 7 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.55%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.37%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.27%) CloudStack
14 3 (0.27%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 25 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.91%) nopCommerce
2 7 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.64%) Magento
3 4 (0.37%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.37%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.091%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.091%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.091%) Shopify
5 1 (0.091%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 427 (39.00%) AWS
2 182 (16.62%) Microsoft 365
3 158 (14.43%) GCP
4 93 (8.49%) SaaS
5 90 (8.22%) Power Platform
6 80 (7.31%) IaaS
6 80 (7.31%) PaaS
7 66 (6.03%) Serverless
8 65 (5.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 41 (3.74%) AWS CloudFormation
10 38 (3.47%) Azure Service Fabric
11 34 (3.11%) Azure Service Bus
12 32 (2.92%) Azure Data Factory
13 31 (2.83%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 22 (2.01%) GitHub
14 22 (2.01%) PowerApps
15 20 (1.83%) Azure Functions
15 20 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
16 18 (1.64%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 17 (1.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 65 (5.94%) Firewall
2 60 (5.48%) DNS
3 48 (4.38%) WAN
4 47 (4.29%) DHCP
5 34 (3.11%) VLAN
6 33 (3.01%) LAN
6 33 (3.01%) TCP/IP
7 30 (2.74%) VPN
8 26 (2.37%) SAN
9 17 (1.55%) Skype
10 15 (1.37%) MPLS
10 15 (1.37%) OSPF
11 14 (1.28%) IPv4
12 13 (1.19%) Network Security
12 13 (1.19%) VSAN
12 13 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (0.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (21.19%) SQL Server
2 89 (8.13%) Data Warehouse
3 63 (5.75%) Power BI
4 55 (5.02%) Azure SQL Database
5 50 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 45 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 41 (3.74%) MySQL
8 34 (3.11%) NoSQL
9 29 (2.65%) MongoDB
9 29 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 27 (2.47%) Data Lake
11 25 (2.28%) Big Data
12 22 (2.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 22 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
13 20 (1.83%) Hadoop
13 20 (1.83%) Tableau
14 18 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
15 16 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
15 16 (1.46%) QlikView
16 13 (1.19%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 98 (8.95%) Git (software)
2 62 (5.66%) Jenkins
3 56 (5.11%) Visual Studio
4 52 (4.75%) JIRA
5 50 (4.57%) GitLab
6 27 (2.47%) Selenium
7 22 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
8 21 (1.92%) JMeter
9 20 (1.83%) MSTest
10 18 (1.64%) Postman
11 16 (1.46%) Bitbucket
12 15 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (1.37%) Subversion
13 14 (1.28%) TeamCity
14 13 (1.19%) SoapUI
15 12 (1.10%) git-flow
15 12 (1.10%) Katalon Studio
15 12 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (0.64%) SonarQube
16 7 (0.64%) Vagrant
General
1 80 (7.31%) Finance
2 49 (4.47%) Retail
3 42 (3.84%) Law
4 39 (3.56%) Public Sector
5 27 (2.47%) Marketing
6 19 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.64%) Banking
8 13 (1.19%) Legal
9 12 (1.10%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.00%) Electronics
11 9 (0.82%) Automotive
12 8 (0.73%) Local Government
13 6 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.37%) Games
14 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.27%) Housing Association
16 2 (0.18%) Back Office
16 2 (0.18%) Publishing
17 1 (0.091%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.091%) Billing
Job Titles
1 278 (25.39%) Developer
2 118 (10.78%) Azure Engineer
3 117 (10.68%) .NET Developer
4 113 (10.32%) Architect
5 108 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 96 (8.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 78 (7.12%) Senior Developer
8 65 (5.94%) Software Engineer
9 62 (5.66%) Azure Architect
10 59 (5.39%) Analyst
11 48 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
12 43 (3.93%) Software Developer
13 41 (3.74%) Platform Engineer
14 39 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
15 38 (3.47%) Consultant
16 37 (3.38%) Data Architect
17 35 (3.20%) Senior .NET Developer
17 35 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
18 34 (3.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 33 (3.01%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (26.03%) .NET
2 135 (12.33%) .NET Core
3 102 (9.32%) AngularJS
4 95 (8.68%) React
5 89 (8.13%) .NET Framework
5 89 (8.13%) HTML
6 81 (7.40%) CSS
7 72 (6.58%) Web Services
8 70 (6.39%) ASP.NET
9 66 (6.03%) ASP.NET Web API
10 60 (5.48%) Vue.js
11 58 (5.30%) Node.js
12 37 (3.38%) jQuery
13 34 (3.11%) Entity Framework
14 32 (2.92%) RESTful
15 31 (2.83%) REST
16 29 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
17 26 (2.37%) HTML5
18 23 (2.10%) Kafka
19 22 (2.01%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 70 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
3 45 (4.11%) Public Cloud
4 39 (3.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 36 (3.29%) Data Centre
6 26 (2.37%) User Experience
7 25 (2.28%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.74%) Cloud Native
9 19 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
10 17 (1.55%) Organisational Skills
11 16 (1.46%) Private Cloud
12 15 (1.37%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.37%) NHS
13 13 (1.19%) Clustering
13 13 (1.19%) Data Structures
14 11 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 9 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
15 9 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 257 (23.47%) Windows
2 137 (12.51%) Windows Server
3 133 (12.15%) Linux
4 32 (2.92%) Unix
5 21 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (1.74%) Windows Server 2019
7 17 (1.55%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.37%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.00%) Android
9 11 (1.00%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.91%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.37%) Alpine Linux
12 4 (0.37%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.27%) CentOS
13 3 (0.27%) Solaris
14 1 (0.091%) HPUX
14 1 (0.091%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (36.35%) DevOps
2 369 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (14.89%) Migration
4 146 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 121 (11.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 112 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
7 107 (9.77%) TDD
8 104 (9.50%) Infrastructure as Code
9 96 (8.77%) Analytics
10 95 (8.68%) MVC
11 92 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
11 92 (8.40%) Microservices
12 81 (7.40%) Scrum
13 80 (7.31%) SOLID
14 75 (6.85%) Mentoring
15 72 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
16 69 (6.30%) Coaching
17 67 (6.12%) ETL
18 64 (5.84%) Test Automation
19 63 (5.75%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 303 (27.67%) SQL
2 264 (24.11%) C#
3 215 (19.63%) JavaScript
4 163 (14.89%) Python
5 129 (11.78%) PowerShell
6 74 (6.76%) Java
7 62 (5.66%) Go
8 56 (5.11%) Bash Shell
9 55 (5.02%) T-SQL
10 46 (4.20%) TypeScript
11 41 (3.74%) Ruby
12 37 (3.38%) Scala
13 32 (2.92%) C++
13 32 (2.92%) Kotlin
14 22 (2.01%) PHP
15 19 (1.74%) R
16 16 (1.46%) C
17 8 (0.73%) ES6
18 5 (0.46%) VB.NET
19 4 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (5.84%) Security Cleared
2 60 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 43 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (3.01%) Degree
5 21 (1.92%) RHCE
6 20 (1.83%) MCSE
7 19 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (1.37%) CCNA
8 15 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (1.28%) GIAC
10 12 (1.10%) CISSP
11 11 (1.00%) MCSA
12 10 (0.91%) AWS Certification
13 7 (0.64%) CISM
13 7 (0.64%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.55%) MCTS
14 6 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
15 5 (0.46%) OCP
15 5 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.93%) QA
2 42 (3.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.55%) SLA
4 14 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.91%) WAI
6 8 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.46%) NIST
9 4 (0.37%) GDPR
10 2 (0.18%) PMO
11 1 (0.091%) GRC
11 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.091%) ITGC
11 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 163 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 157 (14.34%) Docker
3 88 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (4.57%) Hyper-V
5 32 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (2.37%) vSphere
7 19 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (1.64%) VMware NSX
9 12 (1.10%) vCloud
10 6 (0.55%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 6 (0.55%) Shibboleth
10 6 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.55%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.37%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.37%) XenApp
12 3 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.18%) NFS
13 2 (0.18%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.091%) KVM
Systems Management
1 180 (16.44%) Terraform
2 176 (16.07%) Kubernetes
3 74 (6.76%) Ansible
4 58 (5.30%) Puppet
5 42 (3.84%) SCCM
6 31 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (2.19%) Istio
8 20 (1.83%) Prometheus
9 17 (1.55%) Grafana
9 17 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
10 16 (1.46%) vRealize
11 14 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
12 13 (1.19%) Packer
13 12 (1.10%) Consul
14 11 (1.00%) SCOM
15 9 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
15 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 7 (0.64%) Nagios
17 6 (0.55%) Nessus
18 5 (0.46%) Graphite
Vendors
1 392 (35.80%) Microsoft
2 146 (13.33%) VMware
3 82 (7.49%) Oracle
4 54 (4.93%) Cisco
5 44 (4.02%) Google
6 36 (3.29%) Databricks
7 32 (2.92%) EnterpriseDB
8 27 (2.47%) Red Hat
9 23 (2.10%) NetApp
10 21 (1.92%) Citrix
11 18 (1.64%) EMC
12 17 (1.55%) SAP
12 17 (1.55%) Veeam
13 15 (1.37%) HP
13 15 (1.37%) Sitecore
14 13 (1.19%) Xamarin
15 10 (0.91%) OpenText
16 9 (0.82%) Sophos
16 9 (0.82%) Sparx
17 8 (0.73%) Darktrace