Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 62 102
Rank change year-on-year +22 +40 +98
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 860 551 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.64% 4.45% 2.77%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.40% 33.13% 29.71%
Number of salaries quoted 764 474 276
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,325 £26,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 2,654 1,663 1,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.49% 13.42% 9.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2,268 1,429 876
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £22,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,800 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +29 632 £52,250 +16.11% 101
Cheshire +2 153 £50,000 +14.29% 36
Merseyside -14 37 £42,500 -15.00% 8
Lancashire +15 23 £38,750 +6.16% 2
Cumbria - 1 £25,000 -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 461 (53.60%) Agile Software Development
1 461 (53.60%) Amazon AWS
2 361 (41.98%) .NET
3 333 (38.72%) Microsoft
4 299 (34.77%) SQL Server
5 296 (34.42%) C#
6 246 (28.60%) DevOps
7 235 (27.33%) Windows
8 230 (26.74%) ASP.NET
9 220 (25.58%) MVC
10 183 (21.28%) AngularJS
11 182 (21.16%) SQL
12 179 (20.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 147 (17.09%) Linux
13 147 (17.09%) Google
14 140 (16.28%) Scrum
15 129 (15.00%) CSS
15 129 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
16 128 (14.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 124 (14.42%) Office 365
17 124 (14.42%) MongoDB
17 124 (14.42%) VMware
18 122 (14.19%) HTML
18 122 (14.19%) JavaScript
18 122 (14.19%) .NET Framework
19 118 (13.72%) Finance
19 118 (13.72%) Jenkins
19 118 (13.72%) Google Cloud Platform
20 114 (13.26%) TDD
21 112 (13.02%) Active Directory

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 61 (7.09%) Elasticsearch
2 51 (5.93%) SharePoint
3 43 (5.00%) IIS
4 42 (4.88%) MS Exchange
5 22 (2.56%) Confluence
6 21 (2.44%) CMS
7 19 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 18 (2.09%) Apache
9 17 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
9 17 (1.98%) Cloud Foundry
9 17 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (1.98%) Skype for Business
9 17 (1.98%) Tomcat
10 14 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
11 12 (1.40%) nginx
12 10 (1.16%) Apache Spark
13 9 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.70%) EPiServer
15 6 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.47%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.35%) Magento
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 461 (53.60%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (14.42%) Office 365
3 118 (13.72%) Google Cloud Platform
4 79 (9.19%) IaaS
5 63 (7.33%) PaaS
6 52 (6.05%) AWS CloudFormation
7 42 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
7 42 (4.88%) SaaS
8 35 (4.07%) Azure Active Directory
9 26 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
10 23 (2.67%) Amazon S3
11 21 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 17 (1.98%) Amazon SQS
12 17 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
13 15 (1.74%) Serverless
14 14 (1.63%) OneDrive
15 13 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
16 12 (1.40%) NuGet
17 11 (1.28%) Google App Engine
18 9 (1.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.23%) Firewall
2 37 (4.30%) DNS
3 29 (3.37%) VPN
4 24 (2.79%) Skype
5 23 (2.67%) DHCP
5 23 (2.67%) TCP/IP
6 21 (2.44%) LAN
6 21 (2.44%) WAN
7 15 (1.74%) Network Security
8 14 (1.63%) Unified Communications
9 12 (1.40%) HTTP
9 12 (1.40%) Internet
9 12 (1.40%) VLAN
10 9 (1.05%) IPsec
11 8 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (0.93%) SAN
11 8 (0.93%) VoIP
12 7 (0.81%) BGP
12 7 (0.81%) EIGRP
12 7 (0.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (34.77%) SQL Server
2 124 (14.42%) MongoDB
3 63 (7.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 54 (6.28%) SQL Server 2014
5 46 (5.35%) RavenDB
6 41 (4.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (4.53%) MySQL
8 33 (3.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (3.60%) Redis
10 24 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 23 (2.67%) Big Data
12 21 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
13 20 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (2.21%) Amazon Redshift
14 19 (2.21%) NoSQL
14 19 (2.21%) Relational Database
15 18 (2.09%) Power BI
16 17 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
17 14 (1.63%) Hadoop
18 13 (1.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 118 (13.72%) Jenkins
2 101 (11.74%) Git (software)
3 96 (11.16%) TeamCity
4 42 (4.88%) JIRA
5 40 (4.65%) Visual Studio
6 33 (3.84%) Octopus Deploy
7 32 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 30 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (1.86%) NUnit
10 15 (1.74%) Selenium
11 13 (1.51%) Bitbucket
11 13 (1.51%) Maven
12 11 (1.28%) Vagrant
13 10 (1.16%) Grunt
13 10 (1.16%) gulp
13 10 (1.16%) webpack
14 8 (0.93%) Hudson
15 7 (0.81%) Subversion
16 6 (0.70%) Moq
16 6 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 118 (13.72%) Finance
2 58 (6.74%) Retail
3 54 (6.28%) Games
4 29 (3.37%) Advertising
5 28 (3.26%) Manufacturing
6 23 (2.67%) Automotive
7 20 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.09%) Marketing
9 13 (1.51%) Local Government
10 9 (1.05%) Banking
11 7 (0.81%) Electronics
12 6 (0.70%) Back Office
12 6 (0.70%) Law
13 5 (0.58%) Front Office
13 5 (0.58%) Legal
13 5 (0.58%) Publishing
14 4 (0.47%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.35%) French Language
15 3 (0.35%) German Language
15 3 (0.35%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 283 (32.91%) Developer
2 180 (20.93%) .NET Developer
3 121 (14.07%) Architect
4 102 (11.86%) DevOps Engineer
5 55 (6.40%) Consultant
6 54 (6.28%) C# Developer
7 45 (5.23%) Senior Developer
8 44 (5.12%) .NET Developer - Fintech
9 42 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 42 (4.88%) Junior
10 40 (4.65%) Cloud Architect
10 40 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
10 40 (4.65%) Software Engineer
10 40 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
11 38 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
12 37 (4.30%) Junior Developer
13 35 (4.07%) Junior .NET Developer
14 34 (3.95%) Graduate
14 34 (3.95%) Graduate .NET Developer
14 34 (3.95%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (41.98%) .NET
2 230 (26.74%) ASP.NET
3 183 (21.28%) AngularJS
4 179 (20.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 129 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 129 (15.00%) CSS
6 128 (14.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 122 (14.19%) .NET Framework
7 122 (14.19%) HTML
8 94 (10.93%) RESTful
9 72 (8.37%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 72 (8.37%) Web Services
9 72 (8.37%) WPF
10 70 (8.14%) KnockoutJS
11 67 (7.79%) MSMQ
12 60 (6.98%) WCF
13 59 (6.86%) Node.js
14 57 (6.63%) React
15 56 (6.51%) Entity Framework
16 55 (6.40%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.21%) Computer Science
2 49 (5.70%) Enterprise Software
2 49 (5.70%) Fintech
3 43 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
4 39 (4.53%) Data Centre
5 29 (3.37%) Private Cloud
6 26 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (2.79%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.09%) Public Cloud
9 17 (1.98%) Cyber Defence
10 16 (1.86%) Replication
11 15 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
11 15 (1.74%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.16%) User Experience
13 9 (1.05%) Driving Licence
13 9 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (0.93%) Tandem
15 7 (0.81%) Clustering
15 7 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 235 (27.33%) Windows
2 147 (17.09%) Linux
3 82 (9.53%) Windows Server
4 34 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (2.44%) Windows 10
5 21 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.74%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.05%) Unix
8 6 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.58%) CentOS
10 4 (0.47%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.35%) Android
11 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.23%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.12%) SUSE
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (53.60%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (28.60%) DevOps
3 220 (25.58%) MVC
4 140 (16.28%) Scrum
5 114 (13.26%) TDD
6 110 (12.79%) Web Application Development
7 104 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
8 76 (8.84%) Kanban
8 76 (8.84%) Software Engineering
9 73 (8.49%) Multithreading
10 68 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
11 65 (7.56%) Migration
12 63 (7.33%) ITIL
13 62 (7.21%) Dependency Injection
14 60 (6.98%) Microservices
14 60 (6.98%) Open Source
15 58 (6.74%) BDD
16 55 (6.40%) Web Development
17 51 (5.93%) Software Delivery
18 48 (5.58%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 296 (34.42%) C#
2 182 (21.16%) SQL
3 122 (14.19%) JavaScript
4 96 (11.16%) Python
5 87 (10.12%) Ruby
6 64 (7.44%) Java
7 59 (6.86%) F#
8 46 (5.35%) T-SQL
9 44 (5.12%) Bash Shell
10 40 (4.65%) PowerShell
11 21 (2.44%) PHP
12 20 (2.33%) TypeScript
13 17 (1.98%) VB.NET
14 11 (1.28%) Go
15 7 (0.81%) R
16 6 (0.70%) C++
16 6 (0.70%) Scala
16 6 (0.70%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.70%) VB
16 6 (0.70%) X++
Qualifications
1 63 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (6.28%) Degree
3 39 (4.53%) MCSE
4 26 (3.02%) CISM
4 26 (3.02%) CISSP
5 23 (2.67%) MCSA
6 21 (2.44%) SANS
7 20 (2.33%) CSSLP
8 19 (2.21%) Security Cleared
9 14 (1.63%) MCP
10 13 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (1.40%) AWS Certification
11 12 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (1.05%) CCNP
12 9 (1.05%) MCTS
13 8 (0.93%) MCITP
14 6 (0.70%) ISEB
15 5 (0.58%) CCNA
15 5 (0.58%) CISA
15 5 (0.58%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.12%) QA
2 41 (4.77%) GCP
3 20 (2.33%) HIPAA
4 18 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (1.86%) SLA
6 9 (1.05%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.70%) GDPR
8 5 (0.58%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 112 (13.02%) Active Directory
2 94 (10.93%) Docker
3 70 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (7.44%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.16%) VirtualBox
6 10 (1.16%) Xen
7 8 (0.93%) vSphere
8 5 (0.58%) XenApp
9 4 (0.47%) KVM
9 4 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.35%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.35%) Varnish
10 3 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.23%) HDFS
11 2 (0.23%) NFS
11 2 (0.23%) vCloud
11 2 (0.23%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 112 (13.02%) Ansible
2 99 (11.51%) Puppet
3 91 (10.58%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (7.09%) Kibana
5 53 (6.16%) Terraform
6 42 (4.88%) SCCM
7 41 (4.77%) Kubernetes
8 28 (3.26%) WSUS
9 25 (2.91%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 16 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
10 16 (1.86%) Packer
11 14 (1.63%) Prometheus
12 10 (1.16%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (0.93%) SCOM
14 7 (0.81%) Consul
15 6 (0.70%) Marathon
15 6 (0.70%) SCVMM
16 5 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
16 5 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
16 5 (0.58%) Salt
Vendors
1 333 (38.72%) Microsoft
2 147 (17.09%) Google
3 124 (14.42%) VMware
4 42 (4.88%) Cisco
5 40 (4.65%) Citrix
6 28 (3.26%) Oracle
7 25 (2.91%) Xamarin
8 22 (2.56%) Sitecore
9 20 (2.33%) Veracode
10 18 (2.09%) IBM
11 17 (1.98%) New Relic
11 17 (1.98%) Trend Micro
11 17 (1.98%) Veeam
12 14 (1.63%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.63%) SAP
12 14 (1.63%) Tableau
13 13 (1.51%) F5
14 12 (1.40%) Rackspace
15 11 (1.28%) Capita
16 10 (1.16%) Forcepoint