Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 48 83
Rank change year-on-year +25 +35 +99
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,094 764 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.23% 5.82% 3.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.82% 34.48% 32.98%
Number of salaries quoted 917 666 367
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%

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 2,616 2,216 1,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.06% 16.89% 10.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,179 1,869 1,030
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,200 £24,000 £22,725
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +6.32%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +23 781 £50,000 +5.26% 128
Cheshire +14 222 £50,000 +11.11% 35
Merseyside +20 54 £46,750 -25.20% 20
Lancashire +18 31 £37,500 +1.35% 7
Cumbria +5 1 - - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 578 (52.83%) Amazon AWS
2 517 (47.26%) Agile Software Development
3 412 (37.66%) .NET
4 403 (36.84%) C#
5 380 (34.73%) Microsoft
6 356 (32.54%) Windows
7 337 (30.80%) SQL Server
8 334 (30.53%) DevOps
9 301 (27.51%) Linux
10 272 (24.86%) MVC
11 270 (24.68%) SQL
12 268 (24.50%) JavaScript
13 255 (23.31%) ASP.NET
14 254 (23.22%) AngularJS
15 222 (20.29%) Active Directory
16 221 (20.20%) ASP.NET MVC
17 215 (19.65%) HTML
18 214 (19.56%) Ansible
19 212 (19.38%) CSS
20 205 (18.74%) Continuous Integration
21 189 (17.28%) ASP.NET Web API
22 184 (16.82%) Git (software)
23 182 (16.64%) Python
24 173 (15.81%) Jenkins
25 170 (15.54%) Finance
26 148 (13.53%) Scrum
27 145 (13.25%) VMware
27 145 (13.25%) Docker
28 141 (12.89%) Google
29 140 (12.80%) Software Engineering

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 65 (5.94%) SharePoint
2 59 (5.39%) IIS
3 43 (3.93%) Confluence
3 43 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
3 43 (3.93%) MS Exchange
4 25 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (2.10%) Skype for Business
6 15 (1.37%) CMS
6 15 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
8 13 (1.19%) OpenStack
9 12 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (1.01%) Apache Spark
10 11 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (1.01%) nginx
10 11 (1.01%) Umbraco
11 10 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (0.82%) Apache
13 6 (0.55%) CloudStack
14 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.091%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.091%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.091%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.55%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.37%) Relativity
4 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.27%) Magento
5 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.091%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.091%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 578 (52.83%) Amazon AWS
2 135 (12.34%) Office 365
3 130 (11.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 80 (7.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 73 (6.67%) IaaS
6 58 (5.30%) SaaS
7 50 (4.57%) Azure Active Directory
8 40 (3.66%) Amazon EC2
9 39 (3.56%) Amazon S3
9 39 (3.56%) PaaS
10 35 (3.20%) Amazon SQS
11 34 (3.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 29 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
13 20 (1.83%) GitHub
13 20 (1.83%) IBM Cloud
14 16 (1.46%) OpenShift
15 12 (1.10%) Google Play
16 10 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
16 10 (0.91%) NuGet
17 9 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (6.31%) Firewall
2 47 (4.30%) TCP/IP
3 43 (3.93%) VPN
4 42 (3.84%) DNS
4 42 (3.84%) SAN
5 38 (3.47%) WAN
6 35 (3.20%) LAN
7 34 (3.11%) Skype
8 27 (2.47%) Network Security
9 23 (2.10%) DHCP
10 21 (1.92%) Unified Communications
10 21 (1.92%) VLAN
11 20 (1.83%) Internet
12 11 (1.01%) HTTP
12 11 (1.01%) SSL
12 11 (1.01%) Wireless
13 10 (0.91%) MPLS
14 9 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (0.73%) BGP
15 8 (0.73%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (30.80%) SQL Server
2 98 (8.96%) SQL Server 2016
3 97 (8.87%) MongoDB
4 58 (5.30%) NoSQL
4 58 (5.30%) RavenDB
5 40 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (3.56%) Big Data
7 37 (3.38%) Amazon RDS
8 35 (3.20%) Relational Database
9 29 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
10 25 (2.29%) MySQL
11 21 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (1.83%) Hadoop
13 19 (1.74%) Power BI
13 19 (1.74%) RDBMS
14 18 (1.65%) Redis
14 18 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
15 17 (1.55%) Blockchain
16 15 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 184 (16.82%) Git (software)
2 173 (15.81%) Jenkins
3 127 (11.61%) TeamCity
4 94 (8.59%) Octopus Deploy
5 79 (7.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 76 (6.95%) JIRA
7 38 (3.47%) Visual Studio
8 35 (3.20%) Selenium
9 28 (2.56%) Vagrant
10 23 (2.10%) Hudson
11 21 (1.92%) SpecFlow
12 20 (1.83%) Cucumber
13 17 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (1.37%) Travis CI
15 14 (1.28%) NUnit
16 13 (1.19%) gulp
17 10 (0.91%) Maven
17 10 (0.91%) SoapUI
18 9 (0.82%) GitLab
18 9 (0.82%) WebDriver
General
1 170 (15.54%) Finance
2 60 (5.48%) Games
3 57 (5.21%) Retail
4 39 (3.56%) Manufacturing
5 32 (2.93%) Marketing
6 31 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 29 (2.65%) Electronics
8 25 (2.29%) Advertising
9 20 (1.83%) Law
10 16 (1.46%) Automotive
10 16 (1.46%) Banking
11 11 (1.01%) Local Government
12 10 (0.91%) Legal
13 8 (0.73%) Back Office
14 4 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.37%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.37%) Publishing
14 4 (0.37%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.27%) French Language
15 3 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 378 (34.55%) Developer
2 240 (21.94%) .NET Developer
3 153 (13.99%) DevOps Engineer
4 113 (10.33%) C# Developer
5 103 (9.41%) Architect
6 92 (8.41%) C# .NET Developer
7 66 (6.03%) Software Engineer
8 62 (5.67%) Senior Developer
9 55 (5.03%) ASP.NET Developer
10 52 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 49 (4.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 47 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 47 (4.30%) Security Manager
13 46 (4.20%) Information Manager
13 46 (4.20%) Information Security Manager
14 42 (3.84%) .NET Software Engineer
14 42 (3.84%) Full Stack Developer
14 42 (3.84%) Software Developer
14 42 (3.84%) Solutions Architect
15 40 (3.66%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 412 (37.66%) .NET
2 255 (23.31%) ASP.NET
3 254 (23.22%) AngularJS
4 221 (20.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 215 (19.65%) HTML
6 212 (19.38%) CSS
7 189 (17.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 135 (12.34%) .NET Framework
9 106 (9.69%) React
9 106 (9.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 104 (9.51%) HTML5
11 96 (8.78%) Node.js
12 89 (8.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 87 (7.95%) CSS3
14 77 (7.04%) .NET Core
15 74 (6.76%) RESTful
16 73 (6.67%) Entity Framework
17 72 (6.58%) Web Services
18 57 (5.21%) WCF
19 54 (4.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.22%) Greenfield Project
2 66 (6.03%) Enterprise Software
3 63 (5.76%) Fintech
4 53 (4.84%) Private Cloud
5 46 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (2.93%) Public Cloud
7 30 (2.74%) Computer Science
8 28 (2.56%) User Experience
9 27 (2.47%) Mobile App
10 25 (2.29%) N-Tier
11 24 (2.19%) Data Centre
12 23 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
13 19 (1.74%) Management Information System
14 17 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 15 (1.37%) Replication
16 13 (1.19%) iPhone
16 13 (1.19%) Smartphone
17 12 (1.10%) Blog
17 12 (1.10%) Clustering
18 9 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 356 (32.54%) Windows
2 301 (27.51%) Linux
3 122 (11.15%) Windows Server
4 72 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (2.38%) Android
7 20 (1.83%) Windows 10
8 18 (1.65%) Unix
9 15 (1.37%) CentOS
9 15 (1.37%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.01%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.01%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.82%) AIX
11 9 (0.82%) SUSE
12 8 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.27%) Debian
13 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.091%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.091%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (47.26%) Agile Software Development
2 334 (30.53%) DevOps
3 272 (24.86%) MVC
4 205 (18.74%) Continuous Integration
5 148 (13.53%) Scrum
6 140 (12.80%) Software Engineering
6 140 (12.80%) TDD
7 122 (11.15%) Configuration Management
8 117 (10.69%) Web Application Development
9 110 (10.05%) Microservices
10 99 (9.05%) Open Source
11 98 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
12 73 (6.67%) BDD
13 68 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 63 (5.76%) SIEM
15 62 (5.67%) SOA
16 60 (5.48%) Information Security
17 59 (5.39%) Incident Management
17 59 (5.39%) Wealth Management
18 57 (5.21%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 403 (36.84%) C#
2 270 (24.68%) SQL
3 268 (24.50%) JavaScript
4 182 (16.64%) Python
5 117 (10.69%) Ruby
6 102 (9.32%) Java
7 78 (7.13%) T-SQL
8 66 (6.03%) PowerShell
9 49 (4.48%) Go
10 30 (2.74%) TypeScript
11 29 (2.65%) Bash Shell
12 26 (2.38%) Perl
13 18 (1.65%) F#
14 13 (1.19%) C++
14 13 (1.19%) PHP
15 11 (1.01%) R
16 8 (0.73%) C
16 8 (0.73%) Scala
16 8 (0.73%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.64%) ES6
Qualifications
1 88 (8.04%) Degree
2 61 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (5.03%) CISSP
4 45 (4.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 33 (3.02%) MCSE
6 26 (2.38%) MCP
7 21 (1.92%) Security Cleared
8 20 (1.83%) MCSA
9 13 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (0.91%) HNC
11 9 (0.82%) CCNP
12 7 (0.64%) AWS Certification
12 7 (0.64%) CISM
13 6 (0.55%) CCNA
14 5 (0.46%) SANS
15 4 (0.37%) GCFE
15 4 (0.37%) GIAC
15 4 (0.37%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (5.94%) QA
3 25 (2.29%) SLA
4 15 (1.37%) GDPR
5 5 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.27%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.091%) PMO
System Software
1 222 (20.29%) Active Directory
2 145 (13.25%) Docker
3 85 (7.77%) Hyper-V
4 67 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 58 (5.30%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (2.29%) Xen
7 20 (1.83%) VirtualBox
8 19 (1.74%) KVM
9 18 (1.65%) vSphere
10 6 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.55%) XenServer
11 5 (0.46%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.37%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.37%) XenApp
12 4 (0.37%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.18%) NFS
14 2 (0.18%) vCloud
15 1 (0.091%) LXC
Systems Management
1 214 (19.56%) Ansible
2 136 (12.43%) Puppet
3 123 (11.24%) Opscode Chef
4 116 (10.60%) Kubernetes
5 105 (9.60%) Terraform
6 45 (4.11%) SCCM
7 43 (3.93%) Salt
8 33 (3.02%) Packer
9 29 (2.65%) Graphite
10 23 (2.10%) Consul
11 21 (1.92%) Prometheus
12 19 (1.74%) Kibana
13 18 (1.65%) Docker Swarm
13 18 (1.65%) Nagios
14 15 (1.37%) Grafana
15 14 (1.28%) Opsview
15 14 (1.28%) ZABBIX
16 13 (1.19%) Backup Exec
17 10 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
18 9 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 380 (34.73%) Microsoft
2 145 (13.25%) VMware
3 141 (12.89%) Google
4 82 (7.50%) Cisco
5 56 (5.12%) Citrix
6 34 (3.11%) New Relic
6 34 (3.11%) Trend Micro
7 25 (2.29%) IBM
7 25 (2.29%) Oracle
8 23 (2.10%) SAP
8 23 (2.10%) Veeam
9 20 (1.83%) Facebook
9 20 (1.83%) Xamarin
10 17 (1.55%) Tableau
11 16 (1.46%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.37%) HP
12 15 (1.37%) NetApp
12 15 (1.37%) SolarWinds
13 11 (1.01%) F5
13 11 (1.01%) Rackspace