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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 80 172
Rank change year-on-year +29 +92  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 371 187 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.39% 3.38% 1.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.23% 33.51% 18.80%
Number of salaries quoted 323 162 85
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,950 £49,200
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  

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 1024 558 468
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.88% 10.07% 7.32%
Number of salaries quoted 858 464 386
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.15% +5.55%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +28 278 £46,000 +2.22% 44
Cheshire +9 71 £45,000 +20.00% 12
Lancashire +13 18 £37,000 -20.43% 2
Merseyside -30 4 £65,000 +52.94% 3
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 348 (52.49%) .NET
2 324 (48.87%) Amazon AWS
3 321 (48.42%) SQL Server
4 298 (44.95%) C#
5 279 (42.08%) Agile Software Development
6 262 (39.52%) Microsoft
7 256 (38.61%) ASP.NET
8 250 (37.71%) MVC
9 199 (30.02%) ASP.NET MVC
10 192 (28.96%) AngularJS
11 180 (27.15%) SQL
12 161 (24.28%) Windows
13 156 (23.53%) JavaScript
14 150 (22.62%) TDD
14 150 (22.62%) DevOps
15 136 (20.51%) Finance
16 131 (19.76%) HTML
17 128 (19.31%) CSS
18 127 (19.16%) VMware
18 127 (19.16%) ASP.NET Web API
19 125 (18.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 121 (18.25%) Web Services
21 119 (17.95%) .NET Framework
22 101 (15.23%) Java
22 101 (15.23%) jQuery
23 99 (14.93%) Google
23 99 (14.93%) Web Application Development
24 96 (14.48%) MongoDB
24 96 (14.48%) Active Directory
25 91 (13.73%) Ruby

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 58 (8.75%) Elasticsearch
2 37 (5.58%) CMS
3 31 (4.68%) MS Exchange
4 28 (4.22%) Umbraco
5 27 (4.07%) Tomcat
6 25 (3.77%) Sitecore CMS
7 23 (3.47%) Apache Spark
8 19 (2.87%) Skype for Business
9 17 (2.56%) IIS
9 17 (2.56%) SharePoint
10 16 (2.41%) OpenStack
11 13 (1.96%) Apache
12 12 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (1.81%) IBM Notes
13 11 (1.66%) JBoss
14 10 (1.51%) EPiServer
15 8 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
16 7 (1.06%) Confluence
16 7 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 5 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 37 (5.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 324 (48.87%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (12.97%) Office 365
3 59 (8.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 47 (7.09%) SaaS
5 36 (5.43%) IaaS
5 36 (5.43%) PaaS
6 15 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (1.96%) GitHub
8 11 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (1.21%) Amazon Kinesis
10 8 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.90%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.60%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.45%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.28%) DNS
1 35 (5.28%) LAN
2 33 (4.98%) WAN
3 29 (4.37%) DHCP
3 29 (4.37%) Firewall
4 25 (3.77%) VoIP
5 20 (3.02%) HTTP
5 20 (3.02%) Skype
6 18 (2.71%) SAN
7 16 (2.41%) Internet
8 15 (2.26%) VPN
9 11 (1.66%) MPLS
9 11 (1.66%) TCP/IP
10 10 (1.51%) VLAN
11 8 (1.21%) Network Security
12 6 (0.90%) BGP
13 5 (0.75%) Wireless
13 5 (0.75%) WLAN
14 4 (0.60%) IPsec
14 4 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (48.42%) SQL Server
2 96 (14.48%) MongoDB
3 76 (11.46%) SQL Server 2014
4 52 (7.84%) MySQL
5 47 (7.09%) Big Data
6 45 (6.79%) Hadoop
7 35 (5.28%) NoSQL
8 29 (4.37%) Relational Database
8 29 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 21 (3.17%) RavenDB
12 21 (3.17%) SQL Server 2016
13 18 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
15 14 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (1.66%) CouchDB
16 11 (1.66%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 72 (10.86%) TeamCity
2 65 (9.80%) Git (software)
3 42 (6.33%) Jenkins
4 36 (5.43%) Visual Studio
5 24 (3.62%) Selenium
6 22 (3.32%) Maven
7 21 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 21 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (2.41%) JIRA
9 13 (1.96%) Subversion
10 11 (1.66%) Gradle
11 10 (1.51%) GoCD
12 7 (1.06%) Ant
13 6 (0.90%) NUnit
13 6 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (0.75%) JUnit
14 5 (0.75%) SpecFlow
15 4 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (0.60%) Moq
16 3 (0.45%) ReSharper
General
1 136 (20.51%) Finance
2 56 (8.45%) Manufacturing
3 42 (6.33%) Marketing
4 41 (6.18%) Telecoms
5 37 (5.58%) Electronics
6 35 (5.28%) Games
6 35 (5.28%) Retail
7 20 (3.02%) Local Government
8 14 (2.11%) Banking
9 12 (1.81%) Advertising
10 8 (1.21%) Legal
10 8 (1.21%) Publishing
11 3 (0.45%) Billing
11 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 287 (43.29%) Developer
2 153 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 105 (15.84%) C# Developer
4 84 (12.67%) Architect
5 61 (9.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 61 (9.20%) Senior Developer
6 55 (8.30%) DevOps Engineer
7 46 (6.94%) ASP.NET Developer
8 45 (6.79%) Cloud Architect
9 43 (6.49%) Cloud Engineer
10 41 (6.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 41 (6.18%) Junior
10 41 (6.18%) Software Developer
11 39 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 38 (5.73%) Senior C# Developer
13 32 (4.83%) Junior Developer
14 31 (4.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 31 (4.68%) Consultant
14 31 (4.68%) Graduate
15 28 (4.22%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 348 (52.49%) .NET
2 256 (38.61%) ASP.NET
3 199 (30.02%) ASP.NET MVC
4 192 (28.96%) AngularJS
5 131 (19.76%) HTML
6 128 (19.31%) CSS
7 127 (19.16%) ASP.NET Web API
8 125 (18.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 121 (18.25%) Web Services
10 119 (17.95%) .NET Framework
11 101 (15.23%) jQuery
12 82 (12.37%) Entity Framework
13 79 (11.92%) KnockoutJS
14 76 (11.46%) RESTful
15 67 (10.11%) HTML5
16 65 (9.80%) Node.js
17 64 (9.65%) WPF
18 63 (9.50%) MSMQ
19 61 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 57 (8.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 69 (10.41%) iPad
2 35 (5.28%) Computer Science
3 33 (4.98%) Public Cloud
4 28 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.22%) Mobile App
5 27 (4.07%) N-Tier
6 24 (3.62%) Data Centre
7 23 (3.47%) Fintech
8 22 (3.32%) Management Information System
9 21 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
10 19 (2.87%) Replication
11 17 (2.56%) User Experience
12 12 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.51%) Private Cloud
14 9 (1.36%) Internet of Things
14 9 (1.36%) Life Science
15 7 (1.06%) Clustering
16 5 (0.75%) PMI
17 4 (0.60%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 161 (24.28%) Windows
2 86 (12.97%) Linux
3 73 (11.01%) Windows Server
4 36 (5.43%) Unix
5 33 (4.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (3.02%) Android
7 20 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (2.87%) Windows 7
9 18 (2.71%) Windows 10
9 18 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (2.56%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.36%) CentOS
12 7 (1.06%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.06%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.60%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.30%) AIX
14 2 (0.30%) Debian
14 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (42.08%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (37.71%) MVC
3 150 (22.62%) DevOps
3 150 (22.62%) TDD
4 99 (14.93%) Web Application Development
5 88 (13.27%) SOA
6 80 (12.07%) Scrum
7 72 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
8 66 (9.95%) ITIL
8 66 (9.95%) OO
9 65 (9.80%) Open Source
10 63 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
11 62 (9.35%) Migration
12 60 (9.05%) Multithreading
13 59 (8.90%) Dependency Injection
13 59 (8.90%) Kanban
14 58 (8.75%) Software Engineering
15 55 (8.30%) Web Development
16 49 (7.39%) SDLC
17 47 (7.09%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 298 (44.95%) C#
2 180 (27.15%) SQL
3 156 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 101 (15.23%) Java
5 91 (13.73%) Ruby
6 81 (12.22%) Python
7 55 (8.30%) PowerShell
8 52 (7.84%) F#
9 36 (5.43%) PHP
10 32 (4.83%) C++
11 31 (4.68%) Shell Script
12 28 (4.22%) T-SQL
13 26 (3.92%) Go
14 24 (3.62%) Bash Shell
15 22 (3.32%) VB.NET
16 17 (2.56%) Objective-C
17 15 (2.26%) VBScript
18 11 (1.66%) C
18 11 (1.66%) VB
19 9 (1.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (5.28%) Degree
3 28 (4.22%) MCSE
4 20 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.02%) Security Cleared
5 15 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.96%) CCNA
7 12 (1.81%) MCP
8 11 (1.66%) MCSA
9 8 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.90%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.75%) ISEB
11 5 (0.75%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.45%) CCNP
12 3 (0.45%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.45%) MCITP
12 3 (0.45%) NCDA
12 3 (0.45%) NCIE
12 3 (0.45%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.71%) QA
2 11 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.21%) SLA
4 7 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.45%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.15%) GCP
7 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 96 (14.48%) Active Directory
2 63 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (8.90%) Hyper-V
4 52 (7.84%) Docker
5 20 (3.02%) vSphere
6 11 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.75%) vCloud
7 5 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.60%) XenApp
9 3 (0.45%) KVM
9 3 (0.45%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.45%) Xen
10 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.15%) Kamailio
11 1 (0.15%) Postfix
11 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 76 (11.46%) Opscode Chef
2 75 (11.31%) Puppet
3 73 (11.01%) Ansible
4 55 (8.30%) Kibana
5 26 (3.92%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 25 (3.77%) WSUS
7 15 (2.26%) Kubernetes
8 11 (1.66%) Mesos
9 10 (1.51%) Terraform
10 7 (1.06%) Packer
11 6 (0.90%) SCCM
12 5 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.75%) SCOM
13 4 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.60%) Perfmon
14 3 (0.45%) Icinga
14 3 (0.45%) logstash
14 3 (0.45%) Nagios
14 3 (0.45%) Salt
15 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 262 (39.52%) Microsoft
2 127 (19.16%) VMware
3 99 (14.93%) Google
4 42 (6.33%) SAP
5 40 (6.03%) Cisco
6 29 (4.37%) Oracle
7 27 (4.07%) Xamarin
8 25 (3.77%) Rackspace
8 25 (3.77%) Sitecore
9 22 (3.32%) Citrix
10 19 (2.87%) HP
11 16 (2.41%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.81%) EMC
12 12 (1.81%) Lotus
13 10 (1.51%) NetApp
13 10 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (1.51%) Symantec
14 9 (1.36%) Atlassian
15 7 (1.06%) SolarWinds
15 7 (1.06%) Veeam
Salford, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £110,000 base salary + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £45000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £95,000 - £115,000 base salary (plus impressive package)
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Car finance 247
Salary: £40000 - £42500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-40,000, Bonus, Pension, Flexible Working, Company Mobile
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Analysys Mason
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £80000 per annum + Amazing benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Omni RMS
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £70k - 85k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £72000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 10% performance bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Outstanding + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago