Period
to 22 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 71 131
Rank change year-on-year +29 +60 +43
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Azure 799 498 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.24% 4.02% 2.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.89% 32.36% 27.48%
Number of salaries quoted 708 419 260
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -4.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £30,775
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% -4.76%

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 2,429 1,539 1,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.98% 12.44% 8.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2,063 1,310 873
North West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,175 £58,600
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 22 February 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 February 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 +38 559 £50,000 +5.26% 100
Cheshire +2 159 £50,000 +25.00% 31
Merseyside +3 62 £56,000 +12.00% 8
Lancashire +11 9 £28,500 -20.83% 1
Cumbria - 2 £25,000 -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 430 (53.82%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (48.31%) Amazon AWS
3 334 (41.80%) .NET
4 298 (37.30%) SQL Server
5 296 (37.05%) Microsoft
6 270 (33.79%) C#
7 233 (29.16%) DevOps
8 228 (28.54%) Windows
9 224 (28.04%) ASP.NET
10 210 (26.28%) MVC
11 168 (21.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 162 (20.28%) SQL
12 162 (20.28%) AngularJS
13 143 (17.90%) Office 365
14 141 (17.65%) Scrum
15 138 (17.27%) TDD
16 132 (16.52%) Google
17 131 (16.40%) .NET Framework
18 129 (16.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 124 (15.52%) Finance
20 122 (15.27%) MongoDB
21 118 (14.77%) Linux
22 115 (14.39%) ASP.NET Web API
23 114 (14.27%) Jenkins
23 114 (14.27%) Web Application Development
23 114 (14.27%) VMware
24 110 (13.77%) Active Directory
25 101 (12.64%) CSS
26 100 (12.52%) RESTful
27 99 (12.39%) HTML

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 (8.64%) Elasticsearch
2 46 (5.76%) MS Exchange
2 46 (5.76%) SharePoint
3 31 (3.88%) IIS
4 25 (3.13%) Apache
4 25 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (2.75%) Skype for Business
6 19 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
8 17 (2.13%) CMS
9 16 (2.00%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
10 12 (1.50%) Umbraco
11 11 (1.38%) Confluence
11 11 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (1.25%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.75%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.75%) SAS
13 6 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 386 (48.31%) Amazon AWS
2 143 (17.90%) Office 365
3 90 (11.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 72 (9.01%) IaaS
5 56 (7.01%) AWS CloudFormation
6 54 (6.76%) PaaS
7 42 (5.26%) SaaS
8 39 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (3.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 28 (3.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 21 (2.63%) GitHub
12 18 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
14 14 (1.75%) Serverless
15 13 (1.63%) Amazon S3
16 12 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
17 11 (1.38%) Google App Engine
17 11 (1.38%) OneDrive
18 8 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
19 4 (0.50%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 50 (6.26%) Firewall
2 37 (4.63%) DNS
3 36 (4.51%) VPN
4 31 (3.88%) LAN
5 29 (3.63%) WAN
6 26 (3.25%) Skype
7 25 (3.13%) DHCP
8 23 (2.88%) Network Security
9 17 (2.13%) BGP
9 17 (2.13%) EIGRP
9 17 (2.13%) TCP/IP
10 15 (1.88%) MPLS
10 15 (1.88%) SAN
11 14 (1.75%) Internet
11 14 (1.75%) IPsec
12 13 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (1.38%) VoIP
13 11 (1.38%) Wireless
14 10 (1.25%) Cisco Wireless
15 9 (1.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (37.30%) SQL Server
2 122 (15.27%) MongoDB
3 74 (9.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 50 (6.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 43 (5.38%) RavenDB
6 42 (5.26%) MySQL
7 40 (5.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (4.51%) Big Data
8 36 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 29 (3.63%) Hadoop
10 21 (2.63%) Power BI
11 18 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
15 12 (1.50%) NoSQL
16 11 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
17 9 (1.13%) Oracle Database
17 9 (1.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 114 (14.27%) Jenkins
2 98 (12.27%) TeamCity
3 58 (7.26%) Git (software)
4 43 (5.38%) JIRA
5 39 (4.88%) Visual Studio
6 24 (3.00%) Bitbucket
7 23 (2.88%) Selenium
8 22 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (2.13%) Maven
10 17 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.13%) SoapUI
12 8 (1.00%) JUnit
12 8 (1.00%) NuGet
12 8 (1.00%) NUnit
12 8 (1.00%) Subversion
13 7 (0.88%) SonarQube
13 7 (0.88%) WebDriver
14 6 (0.75%) Ant
14 6 (0.75%) Gradle
General
1 124 (15.52%) Finance
2 66 (8.26%) Retail
3 52 (6.51%) Games
4 30 (3.75%) Manufacturing
5 26 (3.25%) Advertising
6 23 (2.88%) Marketing
7 18 (2.25%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.75%) Automotive
9 13 (1.63%) Back Office
10 11 (1.38%) Banking
11 9 (1.13%) Local Government
12 7 (0.88%) Electronics
13 6 (0.75%) Law
13 6 (0.75%) Legal
14 5 (0.63%) Publishing
15 4 (0.50%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.38%) Billing
16 3 (0.38%) Front Office
17 2 (0.25%) French Language
17 2 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 264 (33.04%) Developer
2 165 (20.65%) .NET Developer
3 109 (13.64%) Architect
4 62 (7.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 53 (6.63%) Consultant
6 42 (5.26%) Junior
7 40 (5.01%) Graduate
8 39 (4.88%) C# Developer
8 39 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 39 (4.88%) Junior Developer
9 37 (4.63%) Junior .NET Developer
10 36 (4.51%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 36 (4.51%) Graduate Developer
11 35 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
12 34 (4.26%) Senior Developer
13 32 (4.01%) Cloud Architect
13 32 (4.01%) Messaging Developer
14 28 (3.50%) Software Engineer
15 27 (3.38%) Cloud Engineer
16 25 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 334 (41.80%) .NET
2 224 (28.04%) ASP.NET
3 168 (21.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 162 (20.28%) AngularJS
5 131 (16.40%) .NET Framework
6 129 (16.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 115 (14.39%) ASP.NET Web API
8 101 (12.64%) CSS
9 100 (12.52%) RESTful
10 99 (12.39%) HTML
11 85 (10.64%) WPF
12 83 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 79 (9.89%) KnockoutJS
14 75 (9.39%) MSMQ
15 73 (9.14%) Entity Framework
16 65 (8.14%) Web Services
17 61 (7.63%) WCF
18 59 (7.38%) HTML5
19 52 (6.51%) Node.js
20 50 (6.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.38%) Computer Science
2 53 (6.63%) Fintech
3 44 (5.51%) Data Centre
4 40 (5.01%) Greenfield Project
5 39 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
6 35 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.63%) Private Cloud
8 19 (2.38%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.88%) Cyber Defence
9 15 (1.88%) Public Cloud
10 13 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.50%) Driving Licence
12 11 (1.38%) Life Science
12 11 (1.38%) Replication
13 10 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
14 9 (1.13%) User Experience
15 8 (1.00%) Client/Server
15 8 (1.00%) FlexPod
15 8 (1.00%) Mobile App
16 7 (0.88%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 228 (28.54%) Windows
2 118 (14.77%) Linux
3 84 (10.51%) Windows Server
4 35 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (2.88%) Windows 10
6 20 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (1.88%) Unix
8 14 (1.75%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.25%) CentOS
10 8 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.88%) Android
11 7 (0.88%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.25%) AIX
14 2 (0.25%) Solaris
15 1 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.13%) SUSE
15 1 (0.13%) VMS
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (53.82%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (29.16%) DevOps
3 210 (26.28%) MVC
4 141 (17.65%) Scrum
5 138 (17.27%) TDD
6 114 (14.27%) Web Application Development
7 89 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
8 88 (11.01%) Kanban
9 79 (9.89%) Multithreading
10 75 (9.39%) Dependency Injection
11 72 (9.01%) ITIL
12 61 (7.63%) Migration
13 57 (7.13%) BDD
14 56 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
14 56 (7.01%) Microservices
14 56 (7.01%) Web Development
15 51 (6.38%) Software Engineering
16 50 (6.26%) OO
17 48 (6.01%) Mentoring
18 46 (5.76%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 270 (33.79%) C#
2 162 (20.28%) SQL
3 96 (12.02%) JavaScript
4 82 (10.26%) Ruby
5 68 (8.51%) F#
6 64 (8.01%) Python
7 61 (7.63%) Java
8 42 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 37 (4.63%) PowerShell
10 24 (3.00%) PHP
11 23 (2.88%) T-SQL
12 14 (1.75%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.50%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.13%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.00%) Go
16 7 (0.88%) R
16 7 (0.88%) VBA
17 5 (0.63%) C++
17 5 (0.63%) X++
18 4 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (5.38%) Degree
3 37 (4.63%) MCSE
4 24 (3.00%) MCSA
5 19 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (2.25%) CISM
6 18 (2.25%) CISSP
7 17 (2.13%) Security Cleared
8 15 (1.88%) CSSLP
8 15 (1.88%) SANS
9 13 (1.63%) CCNP
10 9 (1.13%) AWS Certification
10 9 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (1.13%) MCITP
11 8 (1.00%) CCNA
12 7 (0.88%) MCP
12 7 (0.88%) MCTS
13 6 (0.75%) ISEB
14 5 (0.63%) HND
15 3 (0.38%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.63%) QA
2 28 (3.50%) GCP
3 17 (2.13%) SLA
4 16 (2.00%) HIPAA
5 14 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.88%) GDPR
7 6 (0.75%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 110 (13.77%) Active Directory
2 65 (8.14%) Docker
3 61 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (7.38%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.75%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.75%) vSphere
6 6 (0.75%) Xen
6 6 (0.75%) XenApp
7 4 (0.50%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.38%) GlusterFS
8 3 (0.38%) NFS
8 3 (0.38%) Varnish
9 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.13%) HDFS
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.13%) vCloud
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 97 (12.14%) Puppet
2 89 (11.14%) Opscode Chef
3 84 (10.51%) Ansible
4 69 (8.64%) Kibana
5 45 (5.63%) SCCM
6 38 (4.76%) Terraform
7 35 (4.38%) WSUS
8 32 (4.01%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 20 (2.50%) Kubernetes
10 17 (2.13%) ZABBIX
11 15 (1.88%) Ambari
11 15 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (1.13%) Prometheus
13 8 (1.00%) Packer
14 7 (0.88%) SCOM
15 6 (0.75%) Cacti
15 6 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
15 6 (0.75%) SCVMM
16 5 (0.63%) Marathon
16 5 (0.63%) rkt
Vendors
1 296 (37.05%) Microsoft
2 132 (16.52%) Google
3 114 (14.27%) VMware
4 50 (6.26%) Cisco
5 37 (4.63%) Citrix
6 29 (3.63%) Oracle
7 19 (2.38%) Sitecore
8 17 (2.13%) SAP
8 17 (2.13%) Xamarin
9 16 (2.00%) Hortonworks
9 16 (2.00%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.88%) F5
10 15 (1.88%) Veracode
10 15 (1.88%) Zend
11 14 (1.75%) Capita
12 13 (1.63%) Veeam
13 12 (1.50%) IBM
14 11 (1.38%) Dell
14 11 (1.38%) IronPort
15 10 (1.25%) Tableau