Period
to 4 June 2020

The median annual salary for an Azure Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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

Microsoft Azure Architect
UK
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 538 656 787
Rank change year-on-year +118 +131 +207
Permanent jobs requiring an Azure Architect 362 494 412
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.35% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.36% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 345 463 387
Median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.23% -
10th Percentile £64,500 £61,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £108,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 82,921 137,077 165,001
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.97% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 66,452 108,889 134,048
Median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Azure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Architect in the UK

Azure Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Azure Architect in the UK

Azure Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure Architect over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Azure Architect in the UK

Azure Architect
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 4 June 2020. 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
England +76 306 £85,000 +6.25% 19
London +56 173 £85,000 +3.03% 8
UK excluding London +146 145 £85,000 +13.33% 11
Work from Home +81 91 £85,000 +6.25% 1
North of England +130 42 £72,500 -3.33% 5
South East +64 42 £97,500 +18.18% 2
Midlands +104 29 £72,500 +20.83% 2
North West +110 28 £72,500 -6.45% 5
East of England +89 16 £75,000 - 2
West Midlands +67 16 £70,000 +21.74% 2
Yorkshire +83 14 £72,500 -3.33%
Scotland +74 12 £85,000 -2.86%
East Midlands +63 11 £72,500 +20.83%
South West +89 4 £100,000 +33.33%

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 featuring Azure Architect in the job title.

1 362 (100.00%) Azure
2 211 (58.29%) Microsoft
3 96 (26.52%) AWS
4 84 (23.20%) SQL
5 82 (22.65%) Migration
6 79 (21.82%) DevOps
7 78 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
8 70 (19.34%) PaaS
9 66 (18.23%) .NET
10 64 (17.68%) IaaS
11 63 (17.40%) Active Directory
12 62 (17.13%) Finance
12 62 (17.13%) TOGAF
13 60 (16.57%) Office 365
14 59 (16.30%) Presales
15 58 (16.02%) Windows
16 55 (15.19%) SQL Server
17 52 (14.36%) SaaS
18 47 (12.98%) Analytics
19 46 (12.71%) C#
20 42 (11.60%) Python
21 41 (11.33%) Data Warehouse
21 41 (11.33%) VMware
22 40 (11.05%) Databricks
23 39 (10.77%) Power Platform
23 39 (10.77%) Information Security
24 38 (10.50%) Power BI
24 38 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
24 38 (10.50%) Security Architecture
25 36 (9.94%) Public Cloud

Azure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 22 (6.08%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.25%) Apache Spark
3 11 (3.04%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.21%) IIS
5 7 (1.93%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.83%) Apache
6 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.83%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.55%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.55%) SAS
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 362 (100.00%) Azure
2 96 (26.52%) AWS
3 70 (19.34%) PaaS
4 64 (17.68%) IaaS
5 60 (16.57%) Office 365
6 52 (14.36%) SaaS
7 39 (10.77%) Power Platform
8 33 (9.12%) GCP
9 24 (6.63%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (6.35%) Azure Active Directory
11 21 (5.80%) Azure Data Factory
12 17 (4.70%) Serverless
13 13 (3.59%) Logic Apps
14 11 (3.04%) Azure Stack
15 9 (2.49%) Dynamics 365
16 6 (1.66%) Azure Functions
16 6 (1.66%) npm
17 4 (1.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 4 (1.10%) iPaaS
18 3 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.14%) SAN
2 13 (3.59%) Firewall
3 6 (1.66%) DNS
4 5 (1.38%) WAN
5 4 (1.10%) DHCP
5 4 (1.10%) VPN
6 3 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (0.83%) VLAN
7 2 (0.55%) LAN
7 2 (0.55%) MPLS
7 2 (0.55%) Skype
7 2 (0.55%) SSH
7 2 (0.55%) Wireless
8 1 (0.28%) Network Security
8 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 41 (11.33%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (10.50%) Power BI
4 34 (9.39%) Azure SQL Database
5 30 (8.29%) Data Lake
6 24 (6.63%) Cosmos DB
7 23 (6.35%) NoSQL
8 18 (4.97%) Relational Database
9 17 (4.70%) Big Data
10 16 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (3.87%) RDBMS
12 12 (3.31%) HDInsight
13 10 (2.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 8 (2.21%) Hadoop
14 8 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (1.93%) MySQL
16 6 (1.66%) Redis
17 5 (1.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 5 (1.38%) MongoDB
17 5 (1.38%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 22 (6.08%) Visual Studio
2 16 (4.42%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.21%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (1.66%) Grunt
4 6 (1.66%) Jasmine
4 6 (1.66%) SpecFlow
5 5 (1.38%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.83%) Gradle
6 3 (0.83%) gulp
6 3 (0.83%) Maven
7 2 (0.55%) ER Studio
7 2 (0.55%) ERwin
7 2 (0.55%) GDB
7 2 (0.55%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.55%) Sourcetree
7 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
General
1 62 (17.13%) Finance
2 11 (3.04%) Retail
3 8 (2.21%) Banking
3 8 (2.21%) Housing Association
4 7 (1.93%) Public Sector
5 5 (1.38%) Marketing
5 5 (1.38%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.55%) Advertising
7 2 (0.55%) Military
8 1 (0.28%) Electronics
8 1 (0.28%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (18.23%) .NET
2 11 (3.04%) CSS
2 11 (3.04%) Middleware
2 11 (3.04%) Web Services
3 10 (2.76%) Swagger
4 9 (2.49%) HTML
4 9 (2.49%) Razor View Engine
5 8 (2.21%) AngularJS
5 8 (2.21%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.21%) OAuth
6 7 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (1.93%) React
7 6 (1.66%) Node.js
7 6 (1.66%) OpenID
7 6 (1.66%) Redux
7 6 (1.66%) XML
8 5 (1.38%) REST
9 4 (1.10%) Kafka
10 3 (0.83%) JSON
10 3 (0.83%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (9.94%) Public Cloud
3 31 (8.56%) Data Centre
4 29 (8.01%) Hybrid Cloud
5 27 (7.46%) CESG
6 21 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (4.97%) Cloud Native
8 12 (3.31%) Private Cloud
9 10 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (2.49%) Clustering
10 9 (2.49%) Replication
11 6 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Licensing
13 3 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
14 2 (0.55%) Blog
14 2 (0.55%) Cyber Defence
14 2 (0.55%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
14 2 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (16.02%) Windows
2 23 (6.35%) Linux
3 17 (4.70%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.31%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.55%) Unix
7 1 (0.28%) Android
7 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (22.65%) Migration
2 79 (21.82%) DevOps
3 78 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (17.13%) TOGAF
5 59 (16.30%) Presales
6 47 (12.98%) Analytics
7 39 (10.77%) Information Security
8 38 (10.50%) Security Architecture
9 36 (9.94%) Enterprise Architecture
10 34 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
11 33 (9.12%) Customer Requirements
12 31 (8.56%) SABSA
13 28 (7.73%) Microservices
14 27 (7.46%) Risk Analysis
15 26 (7.18%) Technical Architecture
16 25 (6.91%) Data Modelling
16 25 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (6.63%) Mentoring
18 23 (6.35%) SDLC
18 23 (6.35%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 84 (23.20%) SQL
2 46 (12.71%) C#
3 42 (11.60%) Python
4 35 (9.67%) JavaScript
5 20 (5.52%) PowerShell
6 13 (3.59%) R
7 12 (3.31%) Java
8 9 (2.49%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.93%) C
10 6 (1.66%) Go
11 3 (0.83%) C++
11 3 (0.83%) Groovy
11 3 (0.83%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.83%) Perl
11 3 (0.83%) Ruby
11 3 (0.83%) Scala
11 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.83%) VB
12 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (4.14%) TOGAF Certification
2 13 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.49%) CESG Certified Professional
4 8 (2.21%) AWS Certification
4 8 (2.21%) MCSD
5 7 (1.93%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.66%) Degree
7 2 (0.55%) CISA
7 2 (0.55%) CISM
7 2 (0.55%) CISSP
7 2 (0.55%) MCSA
8 1 (0.28%) CCNA
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.28%) MCSE
8 1 (0.28%) MCTS
8 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (7.46%) COBIT
2 27 (7.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 27 (7.46%) JSP 440
2 27 (7.46%) PCI DSS
2 27 (7.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (2.49%) Data Quality
4 8 (2.21%) NIST
4 8 (2.21%) NIST 800
5 6 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (1.38%) QA
7 2 (0.55%) GDPR
8 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 63 (17.40%) Active Directory
2 33 (9.12%) Hyper-V
3 25 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (4.97%) Docker
5 17 (4.70%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.83%) Ceph
7 3 (0.83%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.83%) vSphere
8 1 (0.28%) XenApp
8 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (8.01%) Kubernetes
1 29 (8.01%) SCCM
2 15 (4.14%) Terraform
3 14 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (3.87%) Puppet
4 12 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (2.49%) WSUS
6 8 (2.21%) Ansible
7 7 (1.93%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 211 (58.29%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.33%) VMware
3 40 (11.05%) Databricks
4 31 (8.56%) Tableau
5 21 (5.80%) Oracle
6 20 (5.52%) Citrix
7 17 (4.70%) Google
8 12 (3.31%) Sparx
9 9 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (2.21%) Veeam
10 8 (2.21%) Zerto
11 7 (1.93%) PlateSpin
11 7 (1.93%) VirtaMove
12 6 (1.66%) SAP
13 4 (1.10%) Cisco
14 3 (0.83%) Adobe
14 3 (0.83%) McAfee
14 3 (0.83%) Netezza
14 3 (0.83%) Splunk
14 3 (0.83%) Teradata