Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 46 77
Rank change year-on-year +31 +31 +76
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,151 782 466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.85% 6.17% 3.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.90% 33.19% 31.38%
Number of salaries quoted 971 691 392
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £27,500 £25,100
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +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 2,403 2,356 1,485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.65% 18.58% 12.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,999 2,006 1,257
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £62,700
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +25 875 £55,000 +10.00% 145
Cheshire +13 145 £50,000 - 48
Merseyside +12 82 £50,000 -16.67% 13
Lancashire +33 43 £38,500 -14.44% 17
Cumbria +5 4 £27,500 -26.67%
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 604 (52.48%) Amazon AWS
2 465 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
3 451 (39.18%) C#
4 437 (37.97%) .NET
5 417 (36.23%) Microsoft
6 367 (31.89%) Windows
7 344 (29.89%) SQL Server
8 338 (29.37%) Linux
9 326 (28.32%) JavaScript
10 295 (25.63%) MVC
11 288 (25.02%) DevOps
12 286 (24.85%) ASP.NET
13 279 (24.24%) SQL
14 259 (22.50%) AngularJS
15 252 (21.89%) HTML
16 246 (21.37%) Active Directory
17 242 (21.03%) CSS
18 238 (20.68%) ASP.NET MVC
19 191 (16.59%) Python
20 184 (15.99%) Ansible
21 179 (15.55%) ASP.NET Web API
22 176 (15.29%) Git (software)
23 166 (14.42%) Finance
24 159 (13.81%) Docker
25 150 (13.03%) Degree
26 148 (12.86%) Google Cloud Platform
27 142 (12.34%) TeamCity
28 139 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
29 135 (11.73%) Jenkins
30 133 (11.56%) Kubernetes

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 69 (5.99%) IIS
2 55 (4.78%) Elasticsearch
3 53 (4.60%) Confluence
4 42 (3.65%) SharePoint
5 35 (3.04%) MS Exchange
6 21 (1.82%) Skype for Business
7 20 (1.74%) Apache
8 18 (1.56%) nginx
9 17 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (1.04%) Apache Spark
11 11 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.87%) CMS
13 8 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.43%) Kentico
15 5 (0.43%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 4 (0.35%) SAS
16 4 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.087%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 33 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.35%) Relativity
4 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.17%) Magento
6 1 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.087%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.087%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 604 (52.48%) Amazon AWS
2 148 (12.86%) Google Cloud Platform
3 119 (10.34%) Office 365
4 84 (7.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 62 (5.39%) IaaS
5 62 (5.39%) SaaS
6 57 (4.95%) Cloud Computing
7 56 (4.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 48 (4.17%) PaaS
9 43 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
9 43 (3.74%) Amazon S3
10 40 (3.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 40 (3.48%) Amazon SQS
11 32 (2.78%) GitHub
12 29 (2.52%) Serverless
13 25 (2.17%) Google Play
14 20 (1.74%) IBM Cloud
15 19 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
16 15 (1.30%) OpenShift
17 14 (1.22%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 72 (6.26%) Firewall
2 42 (3.65%) DNS
3 38 (3.30%) SAN
4 36 (3.13%) WAN
5 32 (2.78%) Internet
6 28 (2.43%) DHCP
7 27 (2.35%) LAN
8 23 (2.00%) VPN
9 21 (1.82%) Skype
10 20 (1.74%) VLAN
11 17 (1.48%) NetScaler
11 17 (1.48%) TCP/IP
12 16 (1.39%) iSCSI
13 13 (1.13%) Wireless
14 11 (0.96%) Unified Communications
15 9 (0.78%) SSL
16 8 (0.70%) MPLS
17 7 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
17 7 (0.61%) VoIP
18 6 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (29.89%) SQL Server
2 87 (7.56%) SQL Server 2016
3 80 (6.95%) MongoDB
4 78 (6.78%) NoSQL
5 51 (4.43%) RavenDB
6 45 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 40 (3.48%) Amazon RDS
9 32 (2.78%) MySQL
10 30 (2.61%) Big Data
11 28 (2.43%) Power BI
12 24 (2.09%) Relational Database
13 22 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (1.91%) Redis
14 19 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
15 18 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
16 17 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 12 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 176 (15.29%) Git (software)
2 142 (12.34%) TeamCity
3 135 (11.73%) Jenkins
4 113 (9.82%) Octopus Deploy
5 88 (7.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 78 (6.78%) JIRA
7 40 (3.48%) Visual Studio
8 33 (2.87%) Selenium
9 21 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (1.65%) Vagrant
11 18 (1.56%) SoapUI
12 17 (1.48%) Subversion
13 16 (1.39%) Bitbucket
13 16 (1.39%) Travis CI
14 15 (1.30%) Hudson
15 14 (1.22%) Cucumber
15 14 (1.22%) GitLab
15 14 (1.22%) SpecFlow
16 12 (1.04%) WebDriver
17 11 (0.96%) CircleCI
General
1 166 (14.42%) Finance
2 69 (5.99%) Games
3 43 (3.74%) Retail
4 35 (3.04%) Manufacturing
5 33 (2.87%) Law
6 30 (2.61%) Marketing
7 27 (2.35%) Banking
8 23 (2.00%) Advertising
9 22 (1.91%) Automotive
10 18 (1.56%) Telecoms
11 16 (1.39%) Electronics
12 12 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 12 (1.04%) Publishing
13 9 (0.78%) Local Government
14 8 (0.70%) Legal
14 8 (0.70%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 405 (35.19%) Developer
2 267 (23.20%) .NET Developer
3 128 (11.12%) C# Developer
4 118 (10.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 101 (8.77%) C# .NET Developer
6 94 (8.17%) Information Manager
6 94 (8.17%) Information Security Manager
6 94 (8.17%) Security Manager
7 82 (7.12%) Architect
8 80 (6.95%) Senior Developer
9 64 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
10 62 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 60 (5.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 58 (5.04%) Consultant
13 52 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 45 (3.91%) Software Developer
15 44 (3.82%) Software Engineer
16 42 (3.65%) Senior .NET Developer
17 40 (3.48%) DevOps Manager
17 40 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 437 (37.97%) .NET
2 286 (24.85%) ASP.NET
3 259 (22.50%) AngularJS
4 252 (21.89%) HTML
5 242 (21.03%) CSS
6 238 (20.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 179 (15.55%) ASP.NET Web API
8 132 (11.47%) .NET Framework
9 118 (10.25%) .NET Core
10 105 (9.12%) Node.js
11 103 (8.95%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 94 (8.17%) HTML5
13 92 (7.99%) RESTful
14 87 (7.56%) React
15 83 (7.21%) CSS3
16 76 (6.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 71 (6.17%) Entity Framework
18 60 (5.21%) RabbitMQ
19 52 (4.52%) Web Services
20 45 (3.91%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.56%) Greenfield Project
2 81 (7.04%) Fintech
3 61 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
4 58 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (4.52%) Public Cloud
6 46 (4.00%) User Experience
7 45 (3.91%) Private Cloud
8 35 (3.04%) Management Information System
9 32 (2.78%) Mobile App
10 25 (2.17%) iPhone
11 21 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 19 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
13 15 (1.30%) Blog
13 15 (1.30%) Data Centre
14 14 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
15 13 (1.13%) Replication
16 11 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
17 10 (0.87%) Driving Licence
17 10 (0.87%) NHS
18 9 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 367 (31.89%) Windows
2 338 (29.37%) Linux
3 89 (7.73%) Windows Server
4 55 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (3.48%) Windows 10
6 37 (3.21%) Android
6 37 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (2.35%) Unix
8 21 (1.82%) CentOS
9 20 (1.74%) Ubuntu
10 18 (1.56%) Windows 7
11 12 (1.04%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.61%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.52%) Debian
14 4 (0.35%) AIX
14 4 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.35%) SUSE
15 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (25.63%) MVC
3 288 (25.02%) DevOps
4 139 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
5 129 (11.21%) Web Application Development
6 116 (10.08%) Information Security
7 113 (9.82%) SIEM
8 112 (9.73%) Microservices
8 112 (9.73%) Risk Management
9 104 (9.04%) Software Engineering
10 103 (8.95%) Business Intelligence
11 101 (8.77%) Incident Management
12 99 (8.60%) OWASP
12 99 (8.60%) Penetration Testing
13 98 (8.51%) Scrum
14 94 (8.17%) Data Loss Prevention
14 94 (8.17%) Security Management
14 94 (8.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 93 (8.08%) Configuration Management
16 86 (7.47%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 451 (39.18%) C#
2 326 (28.32%) JavaScript
3 279 (24.24%) SQL
4 191 (16.59%) Python
5 110 (9.56%) Ruby
6 72 (6.26%) Java
6 72 (6.26%) T-SQL
7 70 (6.08%) PowerShell
8 49 (4.26%) Bash Shell
9 46 (4.00%) Go
10 32 (2.78%) TypeScript
11 29 (2.52%) Perl
12 23 (2.00%) PHP
13 13 (1.13%) C
14 11 (0.96%) Objective-C
15 10 (0.87%) R
16 9 (0.78%) Apple Swift
17 8 (0.70%) C++
17 8 (0.70%) Scala
18 7 (0.61%) ES6
Qualifications
1 150 (13.03%) Degree
2 106 (9.21%) CISSP
3 100 (8.69%) Cisco Certification
4 98 (8.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 41 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (1.56%) MCSE
7 11 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (0.87%) MCSA
9 9 (0.78%) GIAC
9 9 (0.78%) PMP
9 9 (0.78%) RHCE
9 9 (0.78%) RHCSA
10 8 (0.70%) MCITP
10 8 (0.70%) Security Cleared
11 7 (0.61%) AWS Certification
11 7 (0.61%) MCP
12 4 (0.35%) CISM
12 4 (0.35%) EnCE
12 4 (0.35%) GREM
12 4 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (9.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (4.52%) QA
3 17 (1.48%) SLA
4 9 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.70%) GDPR
6 5 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 4 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 246 (21.37%) Active Directory
2 159 (13.81%) Docker
3 67 (5.82%) Hyper-V
4 65 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 61 (5.30%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.65%) vSphere
6 19 (1.65%) XenDesktop
7 13 (1.13%) XenApp
8 10 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.61%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 6 (0.52%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.35%) XenServer
12 3 (0.26%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.26%) Xen
13 2 (0.17%) NFS
14 1 (0.087%) LXC
Systems Management
1 184 (15.99%) Ansible
2 133 (11.56%) Kubernetes
3 97 (8.43%) Opscode Chef
3 97 (8.43%) Puppet
4 74 (6.43%) Terraform
5 58 (5.04%) Salt
6 41 (3.56%) SCCM
7 36 (3.13%) Graphite
8 28 (2.43%) Packer
9 24 (2.09%) Consul
9 24 (2.09%) Prometheus
10 23 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
11 20 (1.74%) Grafana
12 16 (1.39%) Nagios
12 16 (1.39%) ZABBIX
13 15 (1.30%) Opsview
13 15 (1.30%) SCOM
14 11 (0.96%) CFEngine
15 7 (0.61%) FortiGate
15 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 417 (36.23%) Microsoft
2 133 (11.56%) VMware
3 112 (9.73%) Google
4 67 (5.82%) Cisco
5 50 (4.34%) Citrix
6 42 (3.65%) Trend Micro
7 41 (3.56%) New Relic
8 32 (2.78%) NetApp
9 26 (2.26%) Veeam
10 24 (2.09%) Facebook
11 22 (1.91%) Xamarin
12 20 (1.74%) EMC
13 19 (1.65%) Oracle
14 18 (1.56%) Atlassian
14 18 (1.56%) Dell
15 17 (1.48%) IBM
16 16 (1.39%) Red Hat
16 16 (1.39%) SolarWinds
17 15 (1.30%) SAP
18 12 (1.04%) HP