Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 80 153
Rank change year-on-year +33 +73 +44
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 775 441 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.85% 3.53% 1.95%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.52% 31.12% 24.66%
Number of salaries quoted 677 377 223
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2312 1417 1034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.45% 11.35% 7.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1942 1210 887
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +39 517 £50,000 +11.11% 67
Cheshire +26 166 £47,500 +26.67% 17
Merseyside +4 56 £64,500 +35.79% 2
Lancashire +10 20 £45,000 +16.88% 3
Cumbria +1 3 £37,500 +36.36%
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 381 (49.16%) Agile Software Development
2 363 (46.84%) Amazon AWS
3 316 (40.77%) .NET
4 311 (40.13%) SQL Server
5 262 (33.81%) C#
6 247 (31.87%) Microsoft
7 223 (28.77%) DevOps
8 215 (27.74%) MVC
9 214 (27.61%) ASP.NET
10 179 (23.10%) Windows
11 175 (22.58%) SQL
12 169 (21.81%) Finance
13 168 (21.68%) ASP.NET MVC
14 158 (20.39%) AngularJS
15 152 (19.61%) TDD
16 142 (18.32%) Google
17 140 (18.06%) .NET Framework
18 125 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 125 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
19 124 (16.00%) VMware
20 117 (15.10%) Office 365
21 113 (14.58%) MongoDB
22 111 (14.32%) Scrum
22 111 (14.32%) JavaScript
23 104 (13.42%) HTML
24 101 (13.03%) CSS
25 99 (12.77%) Web Application Development
26 95 (12.26%) Active Directory
27 93 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
28 89 (11.48%) Entity 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 64 (8.26%) Elasticsearch
2 52 (6.71%) SharePoint
3 33 (4.26%) MS Exchange
4 25 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (2.97%) Skype for Business
6 20 (2.58%) Apache
6 20 (2.58%) Apache Spark
6 20 (2.58%) CMS
7 17 (2.19%) IIS
8 16 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (2.06%) Umbraco
9 13 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
10 12 (1.55%) IBM Notes
11 11 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (1.16%) SAS
12 9 (1.16%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.77%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.65%) EPiServer
Applications
1 14 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.26%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 363 (46.84%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (15.10%) Office 365
3 86 (11.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 43 (5.55%) IaaS
5 36 (4.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 36 (4.65%) SaaS
6 24 (3.10%) PaaS
7 23 (2.97%) GitHub
8 22 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (2.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 14 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (1.03%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.90%) Serverless
13 5 (0.65%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 3 (0.39%) Bluemix
15 3 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (6.97%) Firewall
2 41 (5.29%) DNS
2 41 (5.29%) LAN
3 40 (5.16%) WAN
4 37 (4.77%) VPN
5 33 (4.26%) DHCP
6 26 (3.35%) SAN
6 26 (3.35%) Skype
7 22 (2.84%) Network Security
8 21 (2.71%) MPLS
9 19 (2.45%) BGP
9 19 (2.45%) EIGRP
9 19 (2.45%) VoIP
10 18 (2.32%) TCP/IP
11 12 (1.55%) HTTP
12 11 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (1.42%) IPsec
13 10 (1.29%) Internet
13 10 (1.29%) OSPF
13 10 (1.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (40.13%) SQL Server
2 113 (14.58%) MongoDB
3 75 (9.68%) SQL Server 2014
4 60 (7.74%) Big Data
5 55 (7.10%) Hadoop
6 51 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
8 48 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 45 (5.81%) MySQL
10 35 (4.52%) Power BI
11 34 (4.39%) RavenDB
12 32 (4.13%) Relational Database
13 29 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
14 27 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 26 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
16 22 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
17 20 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
18 18 (2.32%) NoSQL
19 13 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
20 11 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 86 (11.10%) TeamCity
2 83 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 40 (5.16%) Visual Studio
4 37 (4.77%) Git (software)
5 30 (3.87%) JIRA
6 26 (3.35%) Selenium
7 21 (2.71%) Bitbucket
8 20 (2.58%) Maven
9 19 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (1.42%) JUnit
11 11 (1.42%) SoapUI
12 10 (1.29%) Gradle
13 7 (0.90%) Ant
13 7 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (0.90%) SonarQube
13 7 (0.90%) Subversion
14 6 (0.77%) GitLab
15 5 (0.65%) Apache Ivy
15 5 (0.65%) Hudson
General
1 169 (21.81%) Finance
2 63 (8.13%) Retail
3 47 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 42 (5.42%) Games
5 40 (5.16%) Marketing
6 38 (4.90%) Telecoms
7 30 (3.87%) Electronics
8 16 (2.06%) Banking
9 12 (1.55%) Advertising
10 7 (0.90%) Back Office
10 7 (0.90%) Legal
10 7 (0.90%) Local Government
11 6 (0.77%) Automotive
11 6 (0.77%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.65%) Law
13 4 (0.52%) Billing
13 4 (0.52%) Publishing
14 3 (0.39%) French Language
14 3 (0.39%) German Language
14 3 (0.39%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 289 (37.29%) Developer
2 159 (20.52%) .NET Developer
3 106 (13.68%) Architect
4 57 (7.35%) C# Developer
4 57 (7.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 43 (5.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 43 (5.55%) Senior Developer
6 40 (5.16%) Junior
7 39 (5.03%) Cloud Engineer
8 38 (4.90%) Consultant
8 38 (4.90%) Graduate
8 38 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 37 (4.77%) Cloud Architect
10 35 (4.52%) Junior Developer
11 32 (4.13%) Graduate Developer
11 32 (4.13%) Junior .NET Developer
12 31 (4.00%) Analyst
12 31 (4.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
13 30 (3.87%) Messaging Developer
13 30 (3.87%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (40.77%) .NET
2 214 (27.61%) ASP.NET
3 168 (21.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 158 (20.39%) AngularJS
5 140 (18.06%) .NET Framework
6 125 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 125 (16.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 104 (13.42%) HTML
8 101 (13.03%) CSS
9 89 (11.48%) Entity Framework
10 84 (10.84%) RESTful
11 82 (10.58%) Web Services
12 81 (10.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 79 (10.19%) KnockoutJS
13 79 (10.19%) MSMQ
14 72 (9.29%) WPF
15 62 (8.00%) HTML5
16 58 (7.48%) WCF
17 49 (6.32%) RabbitMQ
18 47 (6.06%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.58%) Fintech
2 44 (5.68%) Computer Science
3 42 (5.42%) Public Cloud
4 31 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.74%) Management Information System
6 28 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (3.23%) iPad
8 22 (2.84%) Data Centre
8 22 (2.84%) User Experience
9 18 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (1.68%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.55%) FlexPod
11 12 (1.55%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.42%) Life Science
13 10 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
15 8 (1.03%) Replication
16 7 (0.90%) N-Tier
17 6 (0.77%) Clustering
17 6 (0.77%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 179 (23.10%) Windows
2 84 (10.84%) Linux
3 56 (7.23%) Windows Server
4 39 (5.03%) Unix
5 27 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (2.58%) Windows 7
7 18 (2.32%) Windows 10
8 16 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (1.68%) CentOS
9 13 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (1.42%) Android
11 9 (1.16%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.03%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.03%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.39%) AIX
14 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.13%) Solaris
14 1 (0.13%) VMS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (49.16%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (28.77%) DevOps
3 215 (27.74%) MVC
4 152 (19.61%) TDD
5 111 (14.32%) Scrum
6 99 (12.77%) Web Application Development
7 93 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
8 86 (11.10%) Kanban
9 81 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
10 77 (9.94%) Dependency Injection
11 70 (9.03%) ITIL
12 61 (7.87%) Multithreading
13 60 (7.74%) Analytics
14 55 (7.10%) ETL
14 55 (7.10%) Microservices
15 54 (6.97%) OO
16 52 (6.71%) Software Engineering
16 52 (6.71%) Web Development
17 49 (6.32%) Test Automation
18 47 (6.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 262 (33.81%) C#
2 175 (22.58%) SQL
3 111 (14.32%) JavaScript
4 87 (11.23%) Ruby
5 80 (10.32%) Java
6 74 (9.55%) Python
7 61 (7.87%) F#
8 44 (5.68%) PowerShell
9 35 (4.52%) PHP
10 34 (4.39%) Bash Shell
11 32 (4.13%) Shell Script
12 30 (3.87%) Go
13 29 (3.74%) C++
13 29 (3.74%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.16%) Objective-C
14 9 (1.16%) TypeScript
15 8 (1.03%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.77%) Apple Swift
17 5 (0.65%) VB
17 5 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (5.81%) Degree
2 42 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (3.61%) MCSE
4 19 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (2.06%) MCSA
6 12 (1.55%) Security Cleared
7 10 (1.29%) CCNP
8 9 (1.16%) CCNA
8 9 (1.16%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.90%) MCITP
11 6 (0.77%) MCP
12 4 (0.52%) CISM
12 4 (0.52%) CISSP
12 4 (0.52%) HND
12 4 (0.52%) ISEB
12 4 (0.52%) MCTS
13 3 (0.39%) CISA
13 3 (0.39%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (8.13%) QA
2 14 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.90%) SLA
4 5 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.65%) GDPR
5 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.26%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 95 (12.26%) Active Directory
2 87 (11.23%) Hyper-V
3 71 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (5.55%) Docker
5 8 (1.03%) Terminal Services
6 6 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.77%) vSphere
7 3 (0.39%) XenApp
8 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.26%) Xen
9 1 (0.13%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.13%) KVM
9 1 (0.13%) NFS
9 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 89 (11.48%) Puppet
2 86 (11.10%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (9.68%) Ansible
4 61 (7.87%) Kibana
5 32 (4.13%) WSUS
6 30 (3.87%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 26 (3.35%) SCCM
8 23 (2.97%) Kubernetes
9 21 (2.71%) Terraform
10 17 (2.19%) ZABBIX
11 16 (2.06%) Mesos
12 15 (1.94%) Ambari
13 11 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
14 8 (1.03%) Perfmon
15 6 (0.77%) Cacti
16 5 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
16 5 (0.65%) Packer
17 4 (0.52%) SCOM
18 3 (0.39%) rkt
Vendors
1 247 (31.87%) Microsoft
2 142 (18.32%) Google
3 124 (16.00%) VMware
4 61 (7.87%) Citrix
5 47 (6.06%) Cisco
6 38 (4.90%) SAP
7 24 (3.10%) Zend
8 22 (2.84%) Oracle
9 17 (2.19%) Xamarin
10 15 (1.94%) Hortonworks
10 15 (1.94%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.81%) Rackspace
12 13 (1.68%) Sitecore
12 13 (1.68%) Tableau
13 12 (1.55%) Lotus
14 11 (1.42%) Capita
14 11 (1.42%) IronPort
15 9 (1.16%) F5
15 9 (1.16%) Juniper
15 9 (1.16%) Polycom