Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > North West
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 47 79
Rank change year-on-year +31 +32 +80
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,174 793 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.99% 5.96% 3.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.96% 33.40% 31.35%
Number of salaries quoted 973 691 389
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £56,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.00%

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 2,611 2,374 1,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.22% 17.85% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,152 1,999 1,205
North West median annual salary £47,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.25% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £74,875 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +26 846 £50,000 - 192
Cheshire +10 214 £50,000 +5.26% 42
Merseyside +24 80 £46,000 -29.23% 16
Lancashire +17 30 £37,500 -12.79% 10
Cumbria +4 4 £27,500 -26.67%
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 608 (51.79%) Amazon AWS
2 499 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
3 438 (37.31%) C#
4 434 (36.97%) .NET
5 409 (34.84%) Microsoft
6 398 (33.90%) Windows
7 345 (29.39%) DevOps
8 340 (28.96%) Linux
8 340 (28.96%) SQL Server
9 312 (26.58%) JavaScript
10 291 (24.79%) MVC
11 281 (23.94%) SQL
12 275 (23.42%) ASP.NET
13 255 (21.72%) AngularJS
14 254 (21.64%) Active Directory
15 246 (20.95%) HTML
16 236 (20.10%) CSS
17 232 (19.76%) Ansible
18 229 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC
19 207 (17.63%) Python
20 205 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
21 191 (16.27%) Git (software)
22 189 (16.10%) ASP.NET Web API
23 184 (15.67%) Finance
24 176 (14.99%) Jenkins
25 168 (14.31%) Docker
26 153 (13.03%) VMware
27 143 (12.18%) Scrum
28 142 (12.10%) Office 365
29 141 (12.01%) TeamCity

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 68 (5.79%) IIS
2 57 (4.86%) SharePoint
3 52 (4.43%) Confluence
4 50 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
5 46 (3.92%) MS Exchange
6 34 (2.90%) Skype for Business
7 22 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (1.36%) Apache Spark
10 14 (1.19%) Apache
10 14 (1.19%) nginx
11 13 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
11 13 (1.11%) CMS
11 13 (1.11%) OpenStack
12 12 (1.02%) Umbraco
13 10 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.60%) CloudStack
17 5 (0.43%) Kentico
Applications
1 24 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.085%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.085%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.34%) Relativity
3 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.085%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.085%) Pegasus Opera
4 1 (0.085%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.085%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 608 (51.79%) Amazon AWS
2 142 (12.10%) Office 365
3 133 (11.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 90 (7.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 64 (5.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 63 (5.37%) IaaS
6 63 (5.37%) SaaS
7 46 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
7 46 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
8 45 (3.83%) Amazon S3
9 41 (3.49%) Amazon SQS
10 40 (3.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 39 (3.32%) PaaS
12 26 (2.21%) GitHub
13 23 (1.96%) IBM Cloud
14 20 (1.70%) Google Play
14 20 (1.70%) OpenShift
15 15 (1.28%) Serverless
16 14 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
16 14 (1.19%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 73 (6.22%) Firewall
2 49 (4.17%) SAN
3 44 (3.75%) DNS
4 42 (3.58%) Skype
5 39 (3.32%) VPN
6 36 (3.07%) WAN
7 31 (2.64%) LAN
8 30 (2.56%) TCP/IP
9 28 (2.39%) Internet
10 27 (2.30%) DHCP
11 19 (1.62%) iSCSI
12 17 (1.45%) Network Security
12 17 (1.45%) VLAN
13 16 (1.36%) Unified Communications
13 16 (1.36%) Wireless
14 13 (1.11%) MPLS
14 13 (1.11%) NetScaler
15 10 (0.85%) SSL
15 10 (0.85%) VoIP
16 8 (0.68%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (28.96%) SQL Server
2 92 (7.84%) SQL Server 2016
3 87 (7.41%) MongoDB
4 73 (6.22%) NoSQL
5 58 (4.94%) RavenDB
6 41 (3.49%) Big Data
7 40 (3.41%) Amazon RDS
8 37 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 24 (2.04%) MySQL
11 21 (1.79%) Relational Database
12 20 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (1.70%) Hadoop
13 17 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
14 16 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
16 12 (1.02%) Power BI
16 12 (1.02%) Redis
17 11 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 191 (16.27%) Git (software)
2 176 (14.99%) Jenkins
3 141 (12.01%) TeamCity
4 113 (9.63%) Octopus Deploy
5 100 (8.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 84 (7.16%) JIRA
7 41 (3.49%) Selenium
7 41 (3.49%) Visual Studio
8 28 (2.39%) Vagrant
9 27 (2.30%) Hudson
10 23 (1.96%) SpecFlow
11 21 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (1.62%) Cucumber
12 19 (1.62%) Travis CI
13 17 (1.45%) SoapUI
13 17 (1.45%) Subversion
14 14 (1.19%) Bitbucket
15 12 (1.02%) WebDriver
16 11 (0.94%) GitLab
17 10 (0.85%) Maven
General
1 184 (15.67%) Finance
2 64 (5.45%) Games
3 46 (3.92%) Retail
4 36 (3.07%) Manufacturing
5 30 (2.56%) Banking
6 29 (2.47%) Law
7 27 (2.30%) Advertising
7 27 (2.30%) Marketing
8 26 (2.21%) Electronics
9 24 (2.04%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.11%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.85%) Automotive
12 9 (0.77%) Legal
13 7 (0.60%) Back Office
13 7 (0.60%) Local Government
13 7 (0.60%) Publishing
14 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.17%) French Language
16 2 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 393 (33.48%) Developer
2 255 (21.72%) .NET Developer
3 155 (13.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 130 (11.07%) C# Developer
5 105 (8.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 89 (7.58%) Architect
7 75 (6.39%) Security Manager
8 74 (6.30%) Information Manager
8 74 (6.30%) Information Security Manager
9 65 (5.54%) Senior Developer
10 64 (5.45%) Software Engineer
11 63 (5.37%) ASP.NET Developer
12 61 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 59 (5.03%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 59 (5.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 49 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
15 43 (3.66%) Software Developer
16 42 (3.58%) .NET Software Engineer
17 41 (3.49%) Cloud Engineer
18 37 (3.15%) DevOps Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 434 (36.97%) .NET
2 275 (23.42%) ASP.NET
3 255 (21.72%) AngularJS
4 246 (20.95%) HTML
5 236 (20.10%) CSS
6 229 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 189 (16.10%) ASP.NET Web API
8 136 (11.58%) .NET Framework
9 113 (9.63%) HTML5
10 103 (8.77%) Node.js
11 101 (8.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 100 (8.52%) .NET Core
13 99 (8.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 95 (8.09%) CSS3
15 92 (7.84%) React
16 79 (6.73%) Entity Framework
17 78 (6.64%) RESTful
18 64 (5.45%) Web Services
19 52 (4.43%) jQuery
20 50 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 80 (6.81%) Greenfield Project
2 74 (6.30%) Fintech
3 63 (5.37%) Enterprise Software
4 60 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (4.68%) Private Cloud
6 41 (3.49%) User Experience
7 36 (3.07%) Public Cloud
8 31 (2.64%) Mobile App
9 26 (2.21%) Management Information System
10 23 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 23 (1.96%) N-Tier
11 21 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
11 21 (1.79%) iPhone
12 18 (1.53%) Data Centre
13 16 (1.36%) Computer Science
14 15 (1.28%) NHS
15 13 (1.11%) Blog
16 12 (1.02%) Clustering
17 11 (0.94%) Smartphone
18 10 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 398 (33.90%) Windows
2 340 (28.96%) Linux
3 118 (10.05%) Windows Server
4 70 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (5.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (3.15%) Android
6 28 (2.39%) Windows 10
7 20 (1.70%) CentOS
7 20 (1.70%) Unix
8 14 (1.19%) Apple iOS
8 14 (1.19%) Ubuntu
9 12 (1.02%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.77%) AIX
11 8 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.68%) SUSE
11 8 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.34%) Debian
13 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.085%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 345 (29.39%) DevOps
3 291 (24.79%) MVC
4 205 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
5 143 (12.18%) Scrum
6 136 (11.58%) Software Engineering
7 135 (11.50%) TDD
8 127 (10.82%) Web Application Development
9 124 (10.56%) Configuration Management
10 111 (9.45%) Microservices
11 98 (8.35%) Business Intelligence
12 97 (8.26%) SIEM
13 94 (8.01%) Information Security
14 92 (7.84%) Open Source
15 89 (7.58%) Risk Management
16 86 (7.33%) Incident Management
17 80 (6.81%) Penetration Testing
18 78 (6.64%) Wealth Management
19 77 (6.56%) OWASP
20 76 (6.47%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 438 (37.31%) C#
2 312 (26.58%) JavaScript
3 281 (23.94%) SQL
4 207 (17.63%) Python
5 127 (10.82%) Ruby
6 107 (9.11%) Java
7 72 (6.13%) PowerShell
8 66 (5.62%) T-SQL
9 63 (5.37%) Go
10 36 (3.07%) Bash Shell
11 26 (2.21%) Perl
12 24 (2.04%) TypeScript
13 13 (1.11%) PHP
14 12 (1.02%) R
15 11 (0.94%) Scala
16 10 (0.85%) C
17 9 (0.77%) C++
18 7 (0.60%) F#
19 6 (0.51%) Apple Swift
19 6 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 111 (9.45%) Degree
2 83 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
3 80 (6.81%) CISSP
4 73 (6.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 57 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (2.47%) MCSE
7 17 (1.45%) MCSA
8 16 (1.36%) MCP
9 15 (1.28%) Security Cleared
10 10 (0.85%) RHCE
10 10 (0.85%) RHCSA
11 9 (0.77%) CCNP
12 8 (0.68%) HNC
13 7 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (0.60%) GIAC
14 6 (0.51%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.51%) CCNA
15 4 (0.34%) GCFA
15 4 (0.34%) GCFE
15 4 (0.34%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (7.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (3.92%) QA
3 22 (1.87%) SLA
4 14 (1.19%) GDPR
5 5 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 254 (21.64%) Active Directory
2 168 (14.31%) Docker
3 70 (5.96%) Hyper-V
4 67 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
5 65 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (1.53%) vSphere
7 14 (1.19%) Xen
7 14 (1.19%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.77%) VirtualBox
9 8 (0.68%) XenApp
10 7 (0.60%) KVM
10 7 (0.60%) XenServer
11 6 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 6 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.43%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 232 (19.76%) Ansible
2 139 (11.84%) Kubernetes
3 136 (11.58%) Puppet
4 130 (11.07%) Opscode Chef
5 108 (9.20%) Terraform
6 61 (5.20%) Salt
7 50 (4.26%) SCCM
8 42 (3.58%) Graphite
9 34 (2.90%) Packer
10 28 (2.39%) Prometheus
11 27 (2.30%) Consul
12 26 (2.21%) Docker Swarm
13 25 (2.13%) Grafana
14 23 (1.96%) Nagios
15 20 (1.70%) Opsview
15 20 (1.70%) ZABBIX
16 13 (1.11%) SCOM
17 10 (0.85%) AirWatch
17 10 (0.85%) Kibana
17 10 (0.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 409 (34.84%) Microsoft
2 153 (13.03%) VMware
3 125 (10.65%) Google
4 83 (7.07%) Cisco
5 64 (5.45%) Citrix
6 41 (3.49%) New Relic
7 40 (3.41%) Trend Micro
8 31 (2.64%) Veeam
9 29 (2.47%) NetApp
10 26 (2.21%) Facebook
11 22 (1.87%) Oracle
11 22 (1.87%) Xamarin
12 21 (1.79%) EMC
12 21 (1.79%) Red Hat
12 21 (1.79%) SAP
13 20 (1.70%) SolarWinds
14 18 (1.53%) Dell
15 16 (1.36%) IBM
16 12 (1.02%) F5
16 12 (1.02%) HP