Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England > North West
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 31 56
Rank change year-on-year +15 +25 +37
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,222 906 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.00% 7.41% 4.78%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.61% 32.91% 32.91%
Number of salaries quoted 966 797 520
North West median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 2,739 2,753 1,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.89% 22.51% 14.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2,115 2,359 1,551
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +16 823 £53,750 +7.50% 105
Cheshire +28 200 £47,500 -5.00% 28
Lancashire +40 99 £42,500 +13.33% 8
Merseyside +31 95 £52,500 +23.53% 23
Cumbria - 2 £19,612 -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 615 (50.33%) Amazon AWS
2 489 (40.02%) Agile Software Development
3 458 (37.48%) Microsoft
4 369 (30.20%) .NET
5 367 (30.03%) C#
6 362 (29.62%) DevOps
7 330 (27.00%) Windows
8 308 (25.20%) SQL Server
9 305 (24.96%) SQL
10 284 (23.24%) JavaScript
11 255 (20.87%) Active Directory
12 235 (19.23%) HTML
13 223 (18.25%) CSS
13 223 (18.25%) MVC
14 220 (18.00%) Linux
15 193 (15.79%) Office 365
16 192 (15.71%) ASP.NET
17 191 (15.63%) Google Cloud Platform
18 187 (15.30%) AngularJS
19 181 (14.81%) VMware
20 177 (14.48%) Docker
21 176 (14.40%) Microservices
22 170 (13.91%) Git (software)
23 157 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
23 157 (12.85%) Python
24 150 (12.27%) Windows Server
25 149 (12.19%) RESTful
26 139 (11.37%) Software Engineering
27 138 (11.29%) Google
27 138 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC

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 (5.65%) IIS
2 54 (4.42%) SharePoint
3 52 (4.26%) MS Exchange
4 43 (3.52%) Cloud Foundry
4 43 (3.52%) Confluence
5 26 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (1.39%) Apache
8 17 (1.39%) Skype for Business
9 16 (1.31%) Apache Spark
10 15 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (1.23%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.57%) nginx
11 7 (0.57%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.49%) CMS
13 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
15 3 (0.25%) CloudStack
Applications
1 25 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.25%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.16%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 34 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.41%) Magento
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.082%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 615 (50.33%) Amazon AWS
2 193 (15.79%) Office 365
3 191 (15.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 82 (6.71%) Cloud Computing
5 76 (6.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 76 (6.22%) SaaS
6 70 (5.73%) IaaS
7 67 (5.48%) GitHub
8 61 (4.99%) Power Platform
9 54 (4.42%) PaaS
10 49 (4.01%) Serverless
11 47 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
12 29 (2.37%) Azure Data Factory
13 24 (1.96%) Amazon S3
14 21 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
15 20 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 19 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
16 19 (1.55%) Heroku
17 16 (1.31%) Azure Functions
18 12 (0.98%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 101 (8.27%) Firewall
2 84 (6.87%) DNS
3 72 (5.89%) Broadband
4 60 (4.91%) WAN
5 56 (4.58%) DHCP
6 51 (4.17%) TCP/IP
7 46 (3.76%) LAN
8 42 (3.44%) VLAN
9 37 (3.03%) SAN
10 29 (2.37%) VPN
11 23 (1.88%) Internet
12 19 (1.55%) HTTP
12 19 (1.55%) MPLS
13 18 (1.47%) Skype
14 14 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (0.98%) NAS
15 12 (0.98%) Network Security
15 12 (0.98%) SMTP
16 10 (0.82%) Kerberos
16 10 (0.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (25.20%) SQL Server
2 106 (8.67%) NoSQL
3 78 (6.38%) MongoDB
4 71 (5.81%) Relational Database
5 69 (5.65%) MySQL
6 65 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 59 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
8 52 (4.26%) Power BI
8 52 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 46 (3.76%) Azure SQL Database
10 41 (3.36%) SQL Server 2016
11 38 (3.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 36 (2.95%) Neo4j
13 28 (2.29%) Big Data
14 26 (2.13%) Redis
15 25 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
16 22 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
17 21 (1.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 21 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
18 20 (1.64%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 170 (13.91%) Git (software)
2 108 (8.84%) Jenkins
3 93 (7.61%) TeamCity
4 79 (6.46%) JIRA
5 72 (5.89%) Octopus Deploy
6 65 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 61 (4.99%) GitLab
8 44 (3.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 41 (3.36%) Visual Studio
10 19 (1.55%) Bitbucket Server
11 17 (1.39%) CircleCI
12 15 (1.23%) Selenium
13 13 (1.06%) Codeship
13 13 (1.06%) Vagrant
13 13 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (0.82%) Bitbucket
15 9 (0.74%) ReSharper
16 8 (0.65%) NUnit
16 8 (0.65%) SpecFlow
17 7 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 117 (9.57%) Finance
2 101 (8.27%) Retail
3 52 (4.26%) Banking
4 35 (2.86%) Games
5 34 (2.78%) Marketing
6 31 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 30 (2.45%) Automotive
8 22 (1.80%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.64%) Law
10 19 (1.55%) Legal
11 17 (1.39%) Local Government
12 16 (1.31%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.74%) Electronics
14 8 (0.65%) Advertising
15 6 (0.49%) Publishing
16 5 (0.41%) Billing
17 4 (0.33%) Investment Banking
18 1 (0.082%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 348 (28.48%) Developer
2 182 (14.89%) .NET Developer
3 136 (11.13%) Architect
4 110 (9.00%) C# Developer
5 101 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 97 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 96 (7.86%) Senior Developer
7 96 (7.86%) Software Engineer
8 85 (6.96%) Consultant
9 80 (6.55%) C# .NET Developer
10 61 (4.99%) Senior .NET Developer
11 59 (4.83%) Cloud Architect
12 55 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
13 51 (4.17%) Software Developer
14 43 (3.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 43 (3.52%) Senior Software Engineer
15 41 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
15 41 (3.36%) Development Engineer
16 38 (3.11%) Analyst
17 34 (2.78%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (30.20%) .NET
2 235 (19.23%) HTML
3 223 (18.25%) CSS
4 192 (15.71%) ASP.NET
5 187 (15.30%) AngularJS
6 149 (12.19%) RESTful
7 138 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 122 (9.98%) Node.js
9 114 (9.33%) .NET Framework
10 112 (9.17%) .NET Core
11 107 (8.76%) ASP.NET Web API
12 93 (7.61%) React
13 79 (6.46%) HTML5
14 75 (6.14%) Web Services
15 65 (5.32%) REST
16 55 (4.50%) CSS3
16 55 (4.50%) Entity Framework
17 51 (4.17%) jQuery
18 47 (3.85%) Vue.js
19 42 (3.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 68 (5.56%) User Experience
2 66 (5.40%) Fintech
2 66 (5.40%) Public Cloud
3 65 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (4.83%) Mobile App
5 57 (4.66%) Enterprise Software
6 52 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
7 46 (3.76%) Data Structures
8 45 (3.68%) Management Information System
9 40 (3.27%) Data Centre
10 38 (3.11%) Cloud Native
11 37 (3.03%) Private Cloud
12 35 (2.86%) Replication
13 33 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
14 32 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
15 17 (1.39%) Driving Licence
16 13 (1.06%) iPhone
17 9 (0.74%) CESG
17 9 (0.74%) PKI
17 9 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 330 (27.00%) Windows
2 220 (18.00%) Linux
3 150 (12.27%) Windows Server
4 60 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (4.17%) Windows 10
6 39 (3.19%) Unix
7 36 (2.95%) Android
8 26 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (1.72%) Windows 7
10 15 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.15%) CentOS
12 12 (0.98%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.74%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.57%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.41%) Debian
16 4 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
16 4 (0.33%) SUSE
16 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (40.02%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (29.62%) DevOps
3 223 (18.25%) MVC
4 176 (14.40%) Microservices
5 157 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
6 139 (11.37%) Software Engineering
7 128 (10.47%) Mentoring
8 123 (10.07%) TDD
9 116 (9.49%) SDLC
10 115 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 115 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
11 107 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
12 98 (8.02%) Scrum
13 97 (7.94%) OO
13 97 (7.94%) Test Automation
14 89 (7.28%) SOA
15 87 (7.12%) Migration
16 84 (6.87%) ITIL
17 78 (6.38%) Artificial Intelligence
18 77 (6.30%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 367 (30.03%) C#
2 305 (24.96%) SQL
3 284 (23.24%) JavaScript
4 157 (12.85%) Python
5 120 (9.82%) PowerShell
6 90 (7.36%) T-SQL
7 85 (6.96%) Java
8 80 (6.55%) TypeScript
9 68 (5.56%) PHP
10 51 (4.17%) ES6
11 49 (4.01%) Ruby
12 45 (3.68%) Bash Shell
13 22 (1.80%) JSX
14 19 (1.55%) C
14 19 (1.55%) Perl
15 17 (1.39%) Go
16 15 (1.23%) Scala
17 12 (0.98%) C++
17 12 (0.98%) R
18 11 (0.90%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 110 (9.00%) Degree
2 78 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (3.68%) CISSP
5 41 (3.36%) MCSE
6 37 (3.03%) MCSA
7 35 (2.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 24 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (1.39%) PMP
11 16 (1.31%) Security Cleared
12 13 (1.06%) CEH
12 13 (1.06%) MCITP
13 11 (0.90%) CCNA
13 11 (0.90%) CISM
13 11 (0.90%) ISTQB
14 10 (0.82%) CESG Certified Professional
14 10 (0.82%) MCP
15 8 (0.65%) SC Cleared
16 7 (0.57%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.17%) QA
2 40 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (2.29%) SLA
4 24 (1.96%) GDPR
5 12 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.41%) PMO
8 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.082%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 255 (20.87%) Active Directory
2 177 (14.48%) Docker
3 105 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 75 (6.14%) Hyper-V
5 38 (3.11%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (2.45%) vSphere
7 21 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
8 18 (1.47%) XenDesktop
9 16 (1.31%) XenApp
10 11 (0.90%) VMware NSX
11 9 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.57%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.41%) NFS
14 5 (0.41%) Varnish
15 4 (0.33%) pfSense
15 4 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 121 (9.90%) Kubernetes
2 120 (9.82%) Ansible
3 72 (5.89%) Puppet
4 65 (5.32%) Terraform
5 54 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (3.76%) SCCM
7 30 (2.45%) Salt
8 26 (2.13%) WSUS
9 16 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
10 15 (1.23%) Packer
10 15 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (1.06%) CFEngine
11 13 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
12 12 (0.98%) Consul
12 12 (0.98%) SQL Sentry
13 10 (0.82%) SCOM
14 9 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
15 8 (0.65%) Grafana
16 6 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
16 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 458 (37.48%) Microsoft
2 181 (14.81%) VMware
3 138 (11.29%) Google
4 100 (8.18%) Cisco
5 42 (3.44%) Citrix
6 35 (2.86%) NetApp
7 30 (2.45%) IBM
8 29 (2.37%) HP
9 24 (1.96%) Veeam
10 21 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (1.72%) Trend Micro
11 20 (1.64%) Rackspace
12 19 (1.55%) Atlassian
12 19 (1.55%) New Relic
12 19 (1.55%) Xamarin
13 18 (1.47%) Informatica
14 17 (1.39%) Meraki
14 17 (1.39%) SAP
15 16 (1.31%) Oracle
15 16 (1.31%) WatchGuard