The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / North West
Rank 55 83 151
Rank change year-on-year +28 +68  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 298 179 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.85% 3.15% 1.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.97% 32.25% 25.06%
Number of salaries quoted 242 156 97
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £28,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.55% +0.55%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Cloud Computing Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 806 555 415
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 13.11% 9.77% 6.33%
Number of salaries quoted 683 452 343
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the North West

Microsoft Azure
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the North West.

Salary trend for Microsoft Azure in the North West

Microsoft Azure
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Azure in the North West

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +24 215 £45,000 - 39
Cheshire +10 53 £45,000 +16.12% 14
Merseyside +16 25 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Lancashire -3 4 £38,500 +2.66% 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 272 (52.61%) SQL Server
2 252 (48.74%) Microsoft
3 243 (47.00%) Amazon AWS
4 224 (43.33%) C#
5 222 (42.94%) .NET
6 189 (36.56%) ASP.NET
7 184 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
8 176 (34.04%) MVC
9 169 (32.69%) SQL
10 152 (29.40%) Windows
11 142 (27.47%) ASP.NET MVC
12 137 (26.50%) AngularJS
13 116 (22.44%) VMware
14 114 (22.05%) TDD
15 112 (21.66%) JavaScript
16 103 (19.92%) Windows Server
17 102 (19.73%) ASP.NET Web API
18 98 (18.96%) Web Services
19 96 (18.57%) DevOps
20 92 (17.79%) Finance
21 91 (17.60%) .NET Framework
22 88 (17.02%) HTML
23 83 (16.05%) CSS
24 76 (14.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 75 (14.51%) Entity Framework
26 73 (14.12%) ITIL
27 72 (13.93%) MS Excel
27 72 (13.93%) Active Directory
28 71 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
28 71 (13.73%) MongoDB

Microsoft Azure
Top Related 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 51 (9.86%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (5.80%) Tomcat
3 25 (4.84%) IIS
4 20 (3.87%) OpenStack
5 18 (3.48%) CMS
6 16 (3.09%) Umbraco
7 15 (2.90%) SharePoint
8 14 (2.71%) JBoss
8 14 (2.71%) MS Exchange
9 12 (2.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 12 (2.32%) Skype for Business
10 10 (1.93%) Apache
11 9 (1.74%) Apache Spark
11 9 (1.74%) Jetty
11 9 (1.74%) WebSphere
12 8 (1.55%) Apache Solr
12 8 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (1.55%) Confluence
12 8 (1.55%) WebLogic
13 7 (1.35%) EPiServer
Applications
1 72 (13.93%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.68%) MS Office
3 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 243 (47.00%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (12.57%) Office 365
3 47 (9.09%) PaaS
4 37 (7.16%) IaaS
4 37 (7.16%) SaaS
5 31 (6.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.55%) Amazon Kinesis
7 8 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.16%) GitHub
9 5 (0.97%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.77%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.39%) Heroku
12 1 (0.19%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.84%) DNS
2 22 (4.26%) Internet
3 21 (4.06%) DHCP
4 18 (3.48%) VoIP
5 17 (3.29%) Firewall
5 17 (3.29%) LAN
6 15 (2.90%) HTTP
6 15 (2.90%) WAN
7 14 (2.71%) VPN
8 13 (2.51%) SAN
9 12 (2.32%) Skype
10 7 (1.35%) Network Security
10 7 (1.35%) VLAN
11 5 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (0.97%) IPsec
12 4 (0.77%) BGP
12 4 (0.77%) MPLS
13 3 (0.58%) SSL
13 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
13 3 (0.58%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (52.61%) SQL Server
2 71 (13.73%) MongoDB
3 69 (13.35%) SQL Server 2014
4 42 (8.12%) MySQL
5 34 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 30 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (5.61%) NoSQL
10 27 (5.22%) Big Data
11 24 (4.64%) Azure SQL Database
12 21 (4.06%) Hadoop
13 19 (3.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
17 8 (1.55%) Couchbase
17 8 (1.55%) Redis
17 8 (1.55%) Riak
Development Applications
1 52 (10.06%) TeamCity
2 40 (7.74%) Git (software)
3 30 (5.80%) Jenkins
4 26 (5.03%) JIRA
5 19 (3.68%) Visual Studio
6 18 (3.48%) Subversion
7 16 (3.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 16 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (2.71%) Maven
8 14 (2.71%) Selenium
9 8 (1.55%) GoCD
10 6 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.97%) Ant
11 5 (0.97%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.77%) Gradle
12 4 (0.77%) NUnit
13 3 (0.58%) Travis CI
14 2 (0.39%) Hudson
14 2 (0.39%) Moq
14 2 (0.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 92 (17.79%) Finance
2 32 (6.19%) Banking
2 32 (6.19%) Retail
3 26 (5.03%) Games
4 25 (4.84%) Manufacturing
5 24 (4.64%) Local Government
6 11 (2.13%) Legal
6 11 (2.13%) Marketing
7 9 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.55%) Advertising
9 6 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.97%) Electronics
11 4 (0.77%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 215 (41.59%) Developer
2 124 (23.98%) .NET Developer
3 74 (14.31%) C# Developer
4 63 (12.19%) Senior Developer
5 56 (10.83%) Architect
6 51 (9.86%) C# .NET Developer
7 45 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
8 42 (8.12%) ASP.NET Developer
9 40 (7.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 39 (7.54%) Junior
11 36 (6.96%) Cloud Engineer
12 32 (6.19%) Consultant
12 32 (6.19%) Senior .NET Developer
13 30 (5.80%) Junior Developer
13 30 (5.80%) Senior C# Developer
13 30 (5.80%) Software Developer
14 29 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 28 (5.42%) Windows Engineer
16 27 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 27 (5.22%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (42.94%) .NET
2 189 (36.56%) ASP.NET
3 142 (27.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 137 (26.50%) AngularJS
5 102 (19.73%) ASP.NET Web API
6 98 (18.96%) Web Services
7 91 (17.60%) .NET Framework
8 88 (17.02%) HTML
9 83 (16.05%) CSS
10 76 (14.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 75 (14.51%) Entity Framework
12 67 (12.96%) jQuery
13 61 (11.80%) RESTful
14 60 (11.61%) WPF
15 55 (10.64%) KnockoutJS
16 52 (10.06%) REST
17 49 (9.48%) Node.js
18 45 (8.70%) WCF
19 43 (8.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 40 (7.74%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.03%) Data Centre
2 48 (9.28%) iPad
3 39 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (7.35%) Private Cloud
5 33 (6.38%) Computer Science
6 32 (6.19%) Mobile App
7 31 (6.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 23 (4.45%) Replication
9 21 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (4.06%) Management Information System
10 19 (3.68%) Public Cloud
11 16 (3.09%) Clustering
12 15 (2.90%) N-Tier
13 9 (1.74%) Internet of Things
13 9 (1.74%) User Experience
13 9 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (1.16%) Fintech
14 6 (1.16%) Life Science
15 3 (0.58%) FlexPod
15 3 (0.58%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 152 (29.40%) Windows
2 103 (19.92%) Windows Server
3 66 (12.77%) Linux
4 23 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (4.06%) Android
6 20 (3.87%) Apple iOS
7 18 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (2.51%) Unix
9 13 (2.51%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.35%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.16%) CentOS
12 5 (0.97%) VMS
12 5 (0.97%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.58%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.58%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.39%) Debian
14 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (34.04%) MVC
3 114 (22.05%) TDD
4 96 (18.57%) DevOps
5 73 (14.12%) ITIL
6 69 (13.35%) Web Application Development
7 64 (12.38%) Scrum
8 58 (11.22%) SOA
9 55 (10.64%) Kanban
10 52 (10.06%) Web Development
11 51 (9.86%) Dependency Injection
11 51 (9.86%) Multithreading
12 49 (9.48%) OO
13 48 (9.28%) Migration
14 41 (7.93%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (7.93%) Mentoring
15 34 (6.58%) BDD
15 34 (6.58%) Software Engineering
16 32 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
16 32 (6.19%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 224 (43.33%) C#
2 169 (32.69%) SQL
3 112 (21.66%) JavaScript
4 67 (12.96%) PowerShell
5 64 (12.38%) Ruby
6 48 (9.28%) Java
7 40 (7.74%) F#
8 37 (7.16%) T-SQL
9 34 (6.58%) Python
10 26 (5.03%) PHP
11 19 (3.68%) VB.NET
12 14 (2.71%) Perl
13 13 (2.51%) Go
14 12 (2.32%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.35%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.16%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.16%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.97%) VBScript
18 4 (0.77%) Scala
19 3 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (5.61%) MCSE
3 22 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (4.06%) Degree
5 20 (3.87%) CCNA
6 13 (2.51%) ISEB
7 12 (2.32%) MCSA
8 10 (1.93%) MCP
9 9 (1.74%) Security Cleared
10 8 (1.55%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.16%) AWS Certification
11 6 (1.16%) EMC Certification
12 5 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.77%) CCNP
13 4 (0.77%) VCAP
14 3 (0.58%) CCIE
14 3 (0.58%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.58%) MCITP
14 3 (0.58%) NCDA
14 3 (0.58%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.48%) QA
2 11 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.55%) SLA
4 7 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.77%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.19%) GCP
System Software
1 72 (13.93%) Active Directory
2 71 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (12.38%) Hyper-V
4 37 (7.16%) Docker
5 9 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.55%) vCloud
7 7 (1.35%) vSphere
8 6 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.58%) KVM
9 3 (0.58%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.58%) Xen
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.39%) NDS
10 2 (0.39%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.19%) pfSense
11 1 (0.19%) Postfix
11 1 (0.19%) Varnish
11 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 48 (9.28%) Kibana
2 47 (9.09%) Puppet
3 40 (7.74%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (6.38%) Ansible
5 23 (4.45%) SCCM
6 18 (3.48%) WSUS
7 15 (2.90%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 14 (2.71%) SCOM
8 14 (2.71%) Terraform
9 13 (2.51%) NetBackup
9 13 (2.51%) SCOrch
9 13 (2.51%) SCVMM
10 9 (1.74%) Salt
11 8 (1.55%) logstash
11 8 (1.55%) Packer
12 6 (1.16%) AirWatch
12 6 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (0.77%) Backup Exec
14 4 (0.77%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 252 (48.74%) Microsoft
2 116 (22.44%) VMware
3 66 (12.77%) Google
4 37 (7.16%) Cisco
5 22 (4.26%) Oracle
6 20 (3.87%) Citrix
6 20 (3.87%) Rackspace
7 19 (3.68%) EMC
8 16 (3.09%) Xamarin
9 13 (2.51%) HP
9 13 (2.51%) NetApp
10 12 (2.32%) Sitecore
11 11 (2.13%) PayPal
11 11 (2.13%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.93%) Dell
12 10 (1.93%) Symantec
13 9 (1.74%) IBM
14 8 (1.55%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.55%) SolarWinds
14 8 (1.55%) Sophos
Crewe, Cheshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 80000 + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kendal, Cumbria
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Life assurance, Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £37,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £47000 - £56000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £47000 - £56000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago