Period
to 21 January 2022

The median annual salary for an Azure Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Architect
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 217 136 231
Rank change year-on-year -81 +95 +48
Permanent jobs requiring an Azure Architect 29 48 13
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.53% 1.54% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 1.60% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 17 46 9
10th Percentile £70,500 £68,750 £61,850
25th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £66,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £80,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - +14.29% -11.11%
75th Percentile £96,250 £84,688 £96,250
90th Percentile £100,500 £85,000 £97,500
North West median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.23% +14.81% -14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 5,181 3,005 5,460
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.22% 96.72% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3,886 2,675 4,440
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,350 £27,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £35,939
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +4.73%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £70,025
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

Azure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Azure Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Architect in Manchester

Azure Architect
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure Architect in Manchester.

Salary trend for Azure Architect in Manchester

Azure Architect
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure Architect in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Azure Architect in Manchester

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, Azure Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region featuring Azure Architect in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Azure
2 18 (62.07%) Analytics
3 17 (58.62%) DevOps
4 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
5 13 (44.83%) Public Cloud
6 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
6 12 (41.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (41.38%) VMware
7 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
7 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (37.93%) Presales
7 11 (37.93%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (37.93%) Serverless
8 10 (34.48%) Software Licensing
8 10 (34.48%) Time Management
8 10 (34.48%) Customer Engagement
8 10 (34.48%) Citrix
8 10 (34.48%) Windows
9 9 (31.03%) AWS
9 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (27.59%) Migration
11 6 (20.69%) DataOps
12 5 (17.24%) CI/CD
12 5 (17.24%) Machine Learning
12 5 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
13 4 (13.79%) Banking
13 4 (13.79%) Kubernetes
13 4 (13.79%) GCP

Azure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (3.45%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 29 (100.00%) Azure
2 11 (37.93%) Serverless
3 9 (31.03%) AWS
4 4 (13.79%) GCP
5 3 (10.34%) IaaS
5 3 (10.34%) PaaS
6 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (6.90%) SaaS
7 1 (3.45%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (3.45%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (3.45%) Azure Monitor
7 1 (3.45%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (3.45%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (3.45%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) MPLS
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.45%) Data Lake
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (13.79%) Banking
1 4 (13.79%) Social Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Documentation Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Law
3 2 (6.90%) Public Sector
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Public Cloud
2 2 (6.90%) Cloud Native
2 2 (6.90%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (6.90%) PMI
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Analytics
2 17 (58.62%) DevOps
3 11 (37.93%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (37.93%) Presales
4 10 (34.48%) Customer Engagement
4 10 (34.48%) Software Licensing
4 10 (34.48%) Time Management
5 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (27.59%) Migration
7 6 (20.69%) DataOps
8 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (17.24%) CI/CD
8 5 (17.24%) Machine Learning
8 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
9 4 (13.79%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (10.34%) Artificial Intelligence
10 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
10 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
10 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure as Code
10 3 (10.34%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) C
2 1 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.90%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (3.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) CISSP
4 1 (3.45%) CSSLP
4 1 (3.45%) HCISPP
4 1 (3.45%) MCSA
4 1 (3.45%) MCSE
4 1 (3.45%) MCTS
4 1 (3.45%) OCP
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
1 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) Docker
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Kubernetes
1 4 (13.79%) Terraform
2 3 (10.34%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 12 (41.38%) VMware
3 10 (34.48%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Databricks
4 1 (3.45%) Google