Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 8 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 +31
Permanent jobs citing Azure 911 1,305 1,151
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 19.28% 14.74% 10.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 54.52% 45.76% 45.01%
Number of salaries quoted 978 1,165 1,090
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £74,050 £75,000 £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 1,671 2,852 2,557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.36% 32.22% 24.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,481 2,353 2,172
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £76,250
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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +3 654 £55,000 +10.00% 204
Cheshire +6 156 £45,000 -10.00% 66
Merseyside -1 50 £41,000 -18.00% 27
Lancashire +2 40 £42,500 -12.35% 16
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 327 (35.89%) Microsoft
2 293 (32.16%) AWS
2 293 (32.16%) DevOps
3 282 (30.95%) SQL
4 270 (29.64%) .NET
5 253 (27.77%) Agile Software Development
6 231 (25.36%) C#
7 225 (24.70%) Windows
8 212 (23.27%) SQL Server
9 166 (18.22%) JavaScript
10 149 (16.36%) Python
11 129 (14.16%) Office 365
12 122 (13.39%) VMware
13 120 (13.17%) Active Directory
14 119 (13.06%) .NET Core
15 114 (12.51%) PowerShell
16 113 (12.40%) Software Engineering
17 110 (12.07%) Kubernetes
18 109 (11.96%) GCP
19 106 (11.64%) Terraform
20 105 (11.53%) Windows Server
20 105 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
20 105 (11.53%) Migration
21 104 (11.42%) Business Intelligence
22 103 (11.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 100 (10.98%) Analytics
24 98 (10.76%) Docker
25 92 (10.10%) Linux
26 91 (9.99%) VMware Infrastructure
27 88 (9.66%) React

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 52 (5.71%) IIS
2 45 (4.94%) SharePoint
3 29 (3.18%) Apache
3 29 (3.18%) CMS
4 23 (2.52%) Apache Spark
5 22 (2.41%) MS Exchange
6 20 (2.20%) WordPress
7 15 (1.65%) Umbraco
8 14 (1.54%) Confluence
9 13 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (1.21%) EPiServer
11 10 (1.10%) Kentico
12 5 (0.55%) Apache Synapse
12 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.33%) Headless CMS
13 3 (0.33%) nginx
13 3 (0.33%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.88%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (1.10%) nopCommerce
2 7 (0.77%) Magento
3 6 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 293 (32.16%) AWS
2 129 (14.16%) Office 365
3 109 (11.96%) GCP
4 79 (8.67%) Power Platform
5 75 (8.23%) SaaS
6 58 (6.37%) IaaS
7 56 (6.15%) PaaS
8 51 (5.60%) Serverless
9 38 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (3.73%) Azure Active Directory
11 31 (3.40%) Azure Data Factory
12 16 (1.76%) Mimecast
13 15 (1.65%) Azure Functions
14 14 (1.54%) OneDrive
15 13 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (1.21%) GitHub
16 11 (1.21%) PowerApps
17 10 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
18 6 (0.66%) Logic Apps
19 5 (0.55%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 82 (9.00%) DNS
2 63 (6.92%) DHCP
3 57 (6.26%) Firewall
4 49 (5.38%) WAN
5 36 (3.95%) LAN
6 32 (3.51%) TCP/IP
7 29 (3.18%) SAN
8 27 (2.96%) VLAN
9 23 (2.52%) Skype
10 15 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
11 13 (1.43%) VPN
12 12 (1.32%) MPLS
13 11 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
13 11 (1.21%) VoIP
14 10 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (0.99%) Network Security
16 7 (0.77%) HTTP
16 7 (0.77%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (23.27%) SQL Server
2 85 (9.33%) Data Warehouse
3 70 (7.68%) Azure SQL Database
4 62 (6.81%) Data Lake
4 62 (6.81%) Power BI
5 47 (5.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (4.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 39 (4.28%) Big Data
8 35 (3.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (3.40%) MySQL
10 28 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (2.96%) NoSQL
12 25 (2.74%) Amazon Redshift
13 20 (2.20%) Cosmos DB
14 17 (1.87%) Snowflake Schema
15 15 (1.65%) HDInsight
16 13 (1.43%) Hadoop
16 13 (1.43%) MongoDB
17 11 (1.21%) Spark SQL
18 10 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 56 (6.15%) Git (software)
2 49 (5.38%) Jenkins
3 47 (5.16%) JIRA
4 41 (4.50%) Visual Studio
5 24 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
6 22 (2.41%) TeamCity
7 16 (1.76%) Bitbucket
7 16 (1.76%) GitLab
8 14 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (1.21%) Selenium
9 11 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.88%) SonarQube
11 7 (0.77%) MSTest
11 7 (0.77%) SoapUI
12 6 (0.66%) Jasmine
12 6 (0.66%) JMeter
12 6 (0.66%) NUnit
12 6 (0.66%) Postman
13 5 (0.55%) git-flow
13 5 (0.55%) webpack
General
1 78 (8.56%) Finance
2 35 (3.84%) Law
3 24 (2.63%) Public Sector
3 24 (2.63%) Retail
4 18 (1.98%) Marketing
5 17 (1.87%) Legal
6 14 (1.54%) Banking
7 10 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.88%) Games
9 7 (0.77%) Housing Association
10 6 (0.66%) Local Government
10 6 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.44%) Automotive
12 4 (0.44%) Electronics
13 2 (0.22%) Back Office
13 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.22%) Publishing
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 242 (26.56%) Developer
2 111 (12.18%) .NET Developer
3 96 (10.54%) Architect
4 91 (9.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 81 (8.89%) Azure Engineer
6 78 (8.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 67 (7.35%) Senior Developer
8 61 (6.70%) Software Engineer
9 55 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
10 52 (5.71%) Azure Architect
11 51 (5.60%) Software Developer
12 50 (5.49%) Data Engineer
13 44 (4.83%) Cloud Engineer
14 42 (4.61%) C# Developer
15 39 (4.28%) Analyst
15 39 (4.28%) C# .NET Developer
16 35 (3.84%) Senior .NET Developer
17 30 (3.29%) Cloud Architect
18 29 (3.18%) Data Architect
19 26 (2.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (29.64%) .NET
2 119 (13.06%) .NET Core
3 88 (9.66%) React
4 82 (9.00%) HTML
5 79 (8.67%) ASP.NET
6 76 (8.34%) AngularJS
7 72 (7.90%) CSS
8 61 (6.70%) .NET Framework
9 48 (5.27%) Web Services
10 47 (5.16%) ASP.NET Web API
11 40 (4.39%) Node.js
12 30 (3.29%) jQuery
13 29 (3.18%) Vue.js
14 27 (2.96%) Entity Framework
15 25 (2.74%) REST
16 24 (2.63%) RESTful
17 22 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
18 21 (2.31%) ASP.NET Core
18 21 (2.31%) Blazor
18 21 (2.31%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 105 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (7.24%) Greenfield Project
3 36 (3.95%) Public Cloud
4 35 (3.84%) Data Centre
5 31 (3.40%) User Experience
6 27 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.09%) NHS
8 16 (1.76%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.32%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 10 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (1.10%) Replication
12 9 (0.99%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.88%) Clustering
13 8 (0.88%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
14 7 (0.77%) N-Tier
15 6 (0.66%) Fat Client
15 6 (0.66%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 225 (24.70%) Windows
2 105 (11.53%) Windows Server
3 92 (10.10%) Linux
4 20 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (1.65%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (1.43%) Unix
6 13 (1.43%) Windows 10
6 13 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.21%) Android
7 11 (1.21%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.10%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.44%) CentOS
10 4 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.22%) Fedora
12 1 (0.11%) HPUX
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.11%) Solaris
12 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (32.16%) DevOps
2 253 (27.77%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (12.40%) Software Engineering
4 105 (11.53%) Migration
5 104 (11.42%) Business Intelligence
6 103 (11.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 100 (10.98%) Analytics
8 82 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
9 80 (8.78%) Microservices
10 73 (8.01%) MVC
11 68 (7.46%) E-Commerce
11 68 (7.46%) TDD
12 66 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
13 63 (6.92%) ETL
14 56 (6.15%) Infrastructure as Code
15 55 (6.04%) Data Modelling
16 51 (5.60%) Mentoring
17 50 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
18 46 (5.05%) Machine Learning
19 44 (4.83%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 282 (30.95%) SQL
2 231 (25.36%) C#
3 166 (18.22%) JavaScript
4 149 (16.36%) Python
5 114 (12.51%) PowerShell
6 45 (4.94%) Java
7 36 (3.95%) Go
8 34 (3.73%) Bash Shell
8 34 (3.73%) T-SQL
9 29 (3.18%) R
10 26 (2.85%) PHP
11 25 (2.74%) TypeScript
12 24 (2.63%) Ruby
13 14 (1.54%) Scala
14 11 (1.21%) C++
15 9 (0.99%) ES6
15 9 (0.99%) Kotlin
16 4 (0.44%) VB
17 3 (0.33%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (3.84%) Degree
1 35 (3.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (1.98%) MCSE
5 18 (1.98%) SC Cleared
6 14 (1.54%) MCSA
6 14 (1.54%) TOGAF Certification
6 14 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (1.43%) CCNA
8 12 (1.32%) CISSP
9 9 (0.99%) RHCE
10 8 (0.88%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 6 (0.66%) CISM
11 6 (0.66%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.55%) MCTS
13 4 (0.44%) CREST Certified
13 4 (0.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.07%) QA
2 21 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.54%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.21%) GDPR
4 11 (1.21%) SLA
5 10 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.10%) WAI
6 5 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.22%) PMO
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 120 (13.17%) Active Directory
2 98 (10.76%) Docker
3 91 (9.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (5.93%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.09%) vSphere
6 14 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.88%) VMware NSX
7 8 (0.88%) VMware Server
8 7 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.66%) KVM
9 6 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.55%) vCloud
10 5 (0.55%) XenApp
11 4 (0.44%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.33%) zsh
13 2 (0.22%) pfSense
14 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.11%) HDFS
14 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 110 (12.07%) Kubernetes
2 106 (11.64%) Terraform
3 40 (4.39%) Ansible
4 35 (3.84%) Puppet
5 28 (3.07%) SCCM
6 23 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (1.21%) vRealize
9 10 (1.10%) WSUS
10 7 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (0.77%) Grafana
10 7 (0.77%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.55%) Nagios
11 5 (0.55%) Packer
11 5 (0.55%) Rancher
12 4 (0.44%) CA Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.44%) Consul
12 4 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 327 (35.89%) Microsoft
2 122 (13.39%) VMware
3 63 (6.92%) Cisco
4 56 (6.15%) Databricks
4 56 (6.15%) Oracle
5 35 (3.84%) Google
6 29 (3.18%) NetApp
7 27 (2.96%) Veeam
8 25 (2.74%) Sparx
9 22 (2.41%) Citrix
10 18 (1.98%) HP
11 16 (1.76%) Dell
12 15 (1.65%) EnterpriseDB
12 15 (1.65%) Xamarin
13 14 (1.54%) Red Hat
14 13 (1.43%) EMC
14 13 (1.43%) Sitecore
15 11 (1.21%) SAP
16 10 (1.10%) Splunk
17 9 (0.99%) Vertica