Period
to 18 July 2018

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 6 months to 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 52 85
Rank change year-on-year +21 +33 +100
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,000 676 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.03% 5.15% 3.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.51% 33.83% 33.77%
Number of salaries quoted 858 592 357
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -4.49%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -0.99% +1.00%

Microsoft 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 2,739 1,998 1,152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.00% 15.23% 9.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,315 1,695 940
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £22,725
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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 6 months to 18 July 2018. 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 +25 697 £50,000 +11.11% 121
Cheshire +7 210 £50,000 +11.11% 37
Merseyside +37 49 £45,000 -5.26% 11
Lancashire +15 35 £37,500 +1.35% 9
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 544 (54.40%) Amazon AWS
2 528 (52.80%) Agile Software Development
3 391 (39.10%) .NET
4 358 (35.80%) Microsoft
5 339 (33.90%) C#
6 328 (32.80%) DevOps
7 322 (32.20%) SQL Server
8 316 (31.60%) Windows
9 251 (25.10%) SQL
10 240 (24.00%) Linux
11 236 (23.60%) MVC
12 230 (23.00%) ASP.NET
13 214 (21.40%) AngularJS
14 206 (20.60%) JavaScript
15 191 (19.10%) Ansible
15 191 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
16 189 (18.90%) ASP.NET MVC
17 184 (18.40%) Active Directory
18 180 (18.00%) CSS
19 177 (17.70%) HTML
20 173 (17.30%) Git (software)
21 170 (17.00%) Jenkins
22 156 (15.60%) ASP.NET Web API
23 154 (15.40%) Scrum
24 153 (15.30%) VMware
25 148 (14.80%) Python
25 148 (14.80%) Google
26 144 (14.40%) TDD
27 143 (14.30%) Finance
28 133 (13.30%) .NET Framework

Microsoft 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 69 (6.90%) IIS
2 66 (6.60%) SharePoint
3 42 (4.20%) Confluence
4 41 (4.10%) MS Exchange
5 40 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (2.50%) Skype for Business
8 19 (1.90%) Apache
9 15 (1.50%) CMS
10 14 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
10 14 (1.40%) nginx
11 13 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
11 13 (1.30%) Tomcat
12 12 (1.20%) Apache Spark
13 11 (1.10%) OpenStack
13 11 (1.10%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 29 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.60%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.30%) Magento
5 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.10%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 544 (54.40%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 123 (12.30%) Office 365
4 81 (8.10%) IaaS
5 69 (6.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 54 (5.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 52 (5.20%) SaaS
8 48 (4.80%) PaaS
9 41 (4.10%) Amazon EC2
10 37 (3.70%) Amazon S3
11 35 (3.50%) Amazon SQS
12 34 (3.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 21 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (1.50%) GitHub
15 12 (1.20%) OpenShift
16 11 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
17 10 (1.00%) IBM Cloud
18 9 (0.90%) NuGet
18 9 (0.90%) Serverless
19 8 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 62 (6.20%) Firewall
2 53 (5.30%) TCP/IP
3 43 (4.30%) DNS
4 39 (3.90%) VPN
5 36 (3.60%) Skype
6 34 (3.40%) SAN
7 33 (3.30%) LAN
7 33 (3.30%) WAN
8 26 (2.60%) Network Security
9 25 (2.50%) DHCP
10 22 (2.20%) VLAN
11 19 (1.90%) Unified Communications
12 18 (1.80%) HTTP
12 18 (1.80%) Internet
13 11 (1.10%) MPLS
14 8 (0.80%) iSCSI
14 8 (0.80%) SSL
14 8 (0.80%) VoIP
14 8 (0.80%) Wireless
15 7 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (32.20%) SQL Server
2 110 (11.00%) MongoDB
3 89 (8.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 55 (5.50%) RavenDB
5 48 (4.80%) NoSQL
6 40 (4.00%) MySQL
7 37 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
8 35 (3.50%) Relational Database
9 34 (3.40%) Big Data
10 32 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 27 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
11 27 (2.70%) Redis
12 23 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
13 21 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (2.00%) Hadoop
14 20 (2.00%) RDBMS
15 17 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
15 17 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (1.40%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 173 (17.30%) Git (software)
2 170 (17.00%) Jenkins
3 118 (11.80%) TeamCity
4 78 (7.80%) Octopus Deploy
5 72 (7.20%) JIRA
6 63 (6.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 44 (4.40%) Visual Studio
8 25 (2.50%) Selenium
9 23 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (2.30%) Vagrant
10 18 (1.80%) Hudson
11 15 (1.50%) NUnit
12 13 (1.30%) gulp
13 12 (1.20%) Maven
14 11 (1.10%) Cucumber
14 11 (1.10%) webpack
15 10 (1.00%) Bitbucket
15 10 (1.00%) Grunt
15 10 (1.00%) SpecFlow
16 9 (0.90%) MSBuild
General
1 143 (14.30%) Finance
2 64 (6.40%) Retail
3 56 (5.60%) Games
4 32 (3.20%) Manufacturing
5 31 (3.10%) Marketing
6 26 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.20%) Electronics
8 19 (1.90%) Advertising
9 17 (1.70%) Banking
10 16 (1.60%) Automotive
11 13 (1.30%) Law
12 11 (1.10%) Back Office
12 11 (1.10%) Local Government
13 10 (1.00%) Legal
14 5 (0.50%) French Language
14 5 (0.50%) German Language
14 5 (0.50%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.50%) Japanese Language
15 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 342 (34.20%) Developer
2 212 (21.20%) .NET Developer
3 160 (16.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 125 (12.50%) Architect
5 89 (8.90%) C# Developer
6 69 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 66 (6.60%) Senior Developer
8 59 (5.90%) Software Engineer
9 53 (5.30%) Solutions Architect
10 52 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 45 (4.50%) Software Developer
12 41 (4.10%) Full Stack Developer
13 39 (3.90%) Junior
14 38 (3.80%) .NET Software Engineer
14 38 (3.80%) Cloud Engineer
15 35 (3.50%) .NET Developer - Fintech
15 35 (3.50%) Cloud Architect
16 32 (3.20%) Senior DevOps
17 31 (3.10%) ASP.NET Developer
17 31 (3.10%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (39.10%) .NET
2 230 (23.00%) ASP.NET
3 214 (21.40%) AngularJS
4 189 (18.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 180 (18.00%) CSS
6 177 (17.70%) HTML
7 156 (15.60%) ASP.NET Web API
8 133 (13.30%) .NET Framework
9 122 (12.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 95 (9.50%) React
11 88 (8.80%) HTML5
12 87 (8.70%) Web Services
13 78 (7.80%) RESTful
14 75 (7.50%) Node.js
15 74 (7.40%) CSS3
16 73 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 66 (6.60%) WCF
18 64 (6.40%) Entity Framework
19 48 (4.80%) .NET Core
19 48 (4.80%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
2 53 (5.30%) Fintech
3 50 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 50 (5.00%) Private Cloud
4 49 (4.90%) Computer Science
5 33 (3.30%) Data Centre
6 29 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (2.30%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
9 20 (2.00%) N-Tier
10 19 (1.90%) Public Cloud
11 18 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (1.70%) Mobile App
13 16 (1.60%) Replication
14 14 (1.40%) Cyber Defence
15 12 (1.20%) User Experience
16 11 (1.10%) Clustering
17 10 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
18 9 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 9 (0.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 316 (31.60%) Windows
2 240 (24.00%) Linux
3 125 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 66 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (1.70%) Windows 10
7 12 (1.20%) Android
7 12 (1.20%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.10%) Unix
9 10 (1.00%) CentOS
9 10 (1.00%) SUSE
10 9 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.50%) AIX
13 4 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.20%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (52.80%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (32.80%) DevOps
3 236 (23.60%) MVC
4 191 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
5 154 (15.40%) Scrum
6 144 (14.40%) TDD
7 130 (13.00%) Software Engineering
8 100 (10.00%) Web Application Development
9 96 (9.60%) Configuration Management
10 92 (9.20%) Microservices
11 90 (9.00%) Open Source
12 87 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
13 74 (7.40%) BDD
14 62 (6.20%) Unit Testing
15 61 (6.10%) Kanban
15 61 (6.10%) SOA
16 60 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
17 53 (5.30%) ITIL
17 53 (5.30%) Test Automation
18 52 (5.20%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 339 (33.90%) C#
2 251 (25.10%) SQL
3 206 (20.60%) JavaScript
4 148 (14.80%) Python
5 104 (10.40%) Java
6 95 (9.50%) Ruby
7 69 (6.90%) T-SQL
8 66 (6.60%) PowerShell
9 33 (3.30%) Bash Shell
9 33 (3.30%) F#
10 32 (3.20%) Go
11 27 (2.70%) TypeScript
12 20 (2.00%) PHP
13 17 (1.70%) Perl
14 16 (1.60%) VB.NET
15 11 (1.10%) C++
16 10 (1.00%) C
17 8 (0.80%) Scala
18 6 (0.60%) R
18 6 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (5.90%) Degree
3 36 (3.60%) MCSE
4 29 (2.90%) CISSP
5 25 (2.50%) MCP
6 24 (2.40%) Security Cleared
7 23 (2.30%) MCSA
8 21 (2.10%) CISM
9 19 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (1.90%) SANS
10 17 (1.70%) CSSLP
11 11 (1.10%) CCNP
12 10 (1.00%) HNC
13 9 (0.90%) AWS Certification
13 9 (0.90%) CCNA
14 7 (0.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 6 (0.60%) MCTS
16 5 (0.50%) MCITP
16 5 (0.50%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.00%) QA
2 57 (5.70%) GCP
3 28 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (2.20%) SLA
5 17 (1.70%) HIPAA
6 14 (1.40%) GDPR
7 7 (0.70%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.20%) PMO
9 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 184 (18.40%) Active Directory
2 122 (12.20%) Docker
3 90 (9.00%) Hyper-V
4 82 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 54 (5.40%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (2.50%) Xen
7 20 (2.00%) vSphere
8 19 (1.90%) KVM
8 19 (1.90%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.60%) XenApp
9 6 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.60%) XenServer
10 5 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.50%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.50%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.40%) vCloud
11 4 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.30%) GlusterFS
12 3 (0.30%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 191 (19.10%) Ansible
2 125 (12.50%) Puppet
3 114 (11.40%) Opscode Chef
4 82 (8.20%) Terraform
5 78 (7.80%) Kubernetes
6 42 (4.20%) SCCM
7 36 (3.60%) Kibana
8 25 (2.50%) Packer
9 22 (2.20%) Salt
10 18 (1.80%) Consul
11 15 (1.50%) Docker Swarm
12 13 (1.30%) Nagios
12 13 (1.30%) Prometheus
13 12 (1.20%) Graphite
13 12 (1.20%) SCVMM
14 11 (1.10%) Backup Exec
15 10 (1.00%) SCOM
15 10 (1.00%) WSUS
16 9 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
17 8 (0.80%) Grafana
Vendors
1 358 (35.80%) Microsoft
2 153 (15.30%) VMware
3 148 (14.80%) Google
4 74 (7.40%) Cisco
5 53 (5.30%) Citrix
6 34 (3.40%) New Relic
6 34 (3.40%) Trend Micro
7 30 (3.00%) IBM
7 30 (3.00%) Veeam
8 26 (2.60%) Oracle
9 22 (2.20%) Red Hat
9 22 (2.20%) SAP
9 22 (2.20%) Xamarin
10 17 (1.70%) HP
10 17 (1.70%) Veracode
11 16 (1.60%) Tableau
12 15 (1.50%) NetApp
13 13 (1.30%) F5
13 13 (1.30%) Sitecore
14 12 (1.20%) SolarWinds