Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Azure Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 641 907 997
Rank change year-on-year +266 +90 +223
Permanent jobs requiring an Azure Architect 536 295 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 459 256 171
UK median annual salary £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £62,500 £60,625 £57,500
90th Percentile £122,500 £98,125 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -

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 151,574 171,119 178,936
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.04% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,434 137,686 149,372
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Azure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Architect in the UK

Azure Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Azure Architect.

Salary trend for Azure Architect in the UK

Azure Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Architect over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Azure Architect in the UK

Azure Architect
Top 15 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 16 December 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
England +258 513 £84,500 +9.03% 63
London +214 389 £87,500 +14.38% 34
UK excluding London +83 134 £75,000 -6.25% 31
South East 0 41 £80,000 - 5
North of England +45 31 £70,000 -15.15% 9
South West +30 25 £82,500 +3.13% 3
Yorkshire +36 16 £75,000 +2.74% 3
Midlands +14 15 £72,500 +11.54% 9
West Midlands +31 14 £72,500 +16.00% 8
Scotland +11 14 £70,000 -22.22% 1
North East - 9 £62,500 -
North West +16 6 £77,500 -8.82% 6
East of England +21 4 £75,000 -11.76% 3
Wales - 4 £80,000 - 1
East Midlands +27 1 £60,000 - 1

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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.

1 536 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 353 (65.86%) Amazon AWS
3 289 (53.92%) Microsoft
4 215 (40.11%) PaaS
5 182 (33.96%) SQL
6 178 (33.21%) IaaS
7 153 (28.54%) Google
8 143 (26.68%) Agile Software Development
9 138 (25.75%) Public Cloud
10 134 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
11 124 (23.13%) .NET
12 122 (22.76%) Migration
13 118 (22.01%) Finance
14 116 (21.64%) Microservices
15 108 (20.15%) SQL Server
16 107 (19.96%) DevOps
17 103 (19.22%) Analytics
18 101 (18.84%) TOGAF
19 96 (17.91%) Java
20 92 (17.16%) Active Directory
20 92 (17.16%) Presales
21 89 (16.60%) PowerShell
22 87 (16.23%) Azure SQL Database
23 86 (16.04%) Degree
24 84 (15.67%) C#
25 80 (14.93%) Hybrid Cloud
26 77 (14.37%) SaaS
27 73 (13.62%) Computer Science
28 72 (13.43%) VMware
28 72 (13.43%) Office 365

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 26 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.66%) Cloud Foundry
3 24 (4.48%) MS Exchange
4 22 (4.10%) Tomcat
5 20 (3.73%) WebLogic
5 20 (3.73%) WebSphere
6 18 (3.36%) OpenStack
7 16 (2.99%) IIS
8 15 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.31%) Apache
9 7 (1.31%) Apache Spark
10 6 (1.12%) Confluence
10 6 (1.12%) SAS
11 5 (0.93%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.93%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.37%) CMS
12 2 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.37%) SugarCRM
13 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (3.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 18 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.37%) Maximo
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 536 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 353 (65.86%) Amazon AWS
3 215 (40.11%) PaaS
4 178 (33.21%) IaaS
5 134 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 77 (14.37%) SaaS
7 72 (13.43%) Office 365
8 52 (9.70%) Serverless
9 45 (8.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 22 (4.10%) IBM Cloud
11 20 (3.73%) Azure Functions
11 20 (3.73%) OpenShift
12 19 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (2.99%) Azure Data Factory
14 14 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (1.68%) Amazon S3
15 9 (1.68%) Data Lake Analytics
16 7 (1.31%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 7 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
16 7 (1.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.53%) Firewall
2 31 (5.78%) DNS
3 24 (4.48%) SAN
4 23 (4.29%) VPN
5 22 (4.10%) Wireless
6 18 (3.36%) WebEx
7 12 (2.24%) Extranet
7 12 (2.24%) Intranet
7 12 (2.24%) Network Security
8 10 (1.87%) VLAN
9 9 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.93%) Skype
11 5 (0.93%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.75%) BGP
12 4 (0.75%) LAN
12 4 (0.75%) WAN
13 3 (0.56%) Unified Communications
14 2 (0.37%) MPLS
14 2 (0.37%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (20.15%) SQL Server
2 87 (16.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 29 (5.41%) Big Data
4 28 (5.22%) NoSQL
5 25 (4.66%) Amazon RDS
6 23 (4.29%) Cosmos DB
7 22 (4.10%) Data Lake
8 18 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (2.99%) MySQL
9 16 (2.99%) Relational Database
10 13 (2.43%) Hadoop
10 13 (2.43%) MongoDB
11 12 (2.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 12 (2.24%) HDInsight
12 7 (1.31%) StreamInsight
13 6 (1.12%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.12%) Power BI
13 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.93%) Geospatial Data
14 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 50 (9.33%) Git (software)
2 31 (5.78%) JIRA
2 31 (5.78%) Visual Studio Team System
3 23 (4.29%) Visual Studio
4 20 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (2.99%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.87%) Bitbucket
7 9 (1.68%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.31%) GitLab
9 6 (1.12%) ER Studio
9 6 (1.12%) ERwin
10 4 (0.75%) git-flow
10 4 (0.75%) Selenium
11 3 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.56%) Subversion
12 2 (0.37%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.37%) Maven
13 1 (0.19%) Gerrit
13 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 118 (22.01%) Finance
2 37 (6.90%) Banking
3 15 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.61%) Marketing
4 14 (2.61%) Retail
5 4 (0.75%) Automotive
6 2 (0.37%) Electronics
6 2 (0.37%) Front Office
6 2 (0.37%) Japanese Language
6 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.19%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (23.13%) .NET
2 56 (10.45%) Web Services
3 35 (6.53%) CSS
4 30 (5.60%) .NET Framework
4 30 (5.60%) Natural Language Processing
5 27 (5.04%) JSON
6 26 (4.85%) RESTful
7 25 (4.66%) ASP.NET Web API
8 24 (4.48%) HTML
8 24 (4.48%) REST
9 22 (4.10%) jQuery
10 21 (3.92%) .NET Core
11 20 (3.73%) ASP.NET
11 20 (3.73%) Java EE
11 20 (3.73%) Spring
11 20 (3.73%) Spring Boot
11 20 (3.73%) Spring Cloud
12 19 (3.54%) Kafka
12 19 (3.54%) React
13 18 (3.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 138 (25.75%) Public Cloud
2 80 (14.93%) Hybrid Cloud
3 49 (9.14%) Data Centre
4 46 (8.58%) Cloud Native
5 41 (7.65%) Enterprise Cloud
6 31 (5.78%) Private Cloud
7 30 (5.60%) Fintech
8 24 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (3.54%) Hedge funds
10 15 (2.80%) Mobile App
11 14 (2.61%) Virtual Team
12 13 (2.43%) N-Tier
13 11 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (1.12%) User Experience
15 4 (0.75%) Management Information System
16 3 (0.56%) Clustering
16 3 (0.56%) Smart Meter
16 3 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 68 (12.69%) Windows
2 35 (6.53%) Linux
3 20 (3.73%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.24%) VMS
5 7 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.12%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.12%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.93%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.37%) Unix
11 1 (0.19%) Android
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (26.68%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (22.76%) Migration
3 116 (21.64%) Microservices
4 107 (19.96%) DevOps
5 103 (19.22%) Analytics
6 101 (18.84%) TOGAF
7 92 (17.16%) Presales
8 73 (13.62%) Computer Science
9 60 (11.19%) SOA
10 48 (8.96%) High Availability
11 45 (8.40%) Scrum
12 44 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 44 (8.21%) Thought Leadership
13 43 (8.02%) Data Science
14 42 (7.84%) Technical Architecture
15 41 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (7.09%) Project Management
17 37 (6.90%) Zachman Framework
18 36 (6.72%) Open Source
19 33 (6.16%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 182 (33.96%) SQL
2 96 (17.91%) Java
3 89 (16.60%) PowerShell
4 84 (15.67%) C#
5 63 (11.75%) Python
6 50 (9.33%) JavaScript
7 32 (5.97%) C
8 27 (5.04%) Perl
9 25 (4.66%) T-SQL
10 20 (3.73%) Bash Shell
11 18 (3.36%) C++
12 15 (2.80%) Go
13 13 (2.43%) Ruby
14 9 (1.68%) R
14 9 (1.68%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.12%) PHP
15 6 (1.12%) VBScript
16 5 (0.93%) VB
17 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
18 1 (0.19%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 86 (16.04%) Degree
2 41 (7.65%) AWS Certification
3 39 (7.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 37 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (5.60%) MBA
6 29 (5.41%) MCSA
7 24 (4.48%) MCSE
8 10 (1.87%) CISSP
9 8 (1.49%) CISM
10 6 (1.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 6 (1.12%) CCSP
10 6 (1.12%) CISA
10 6 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.75%) SC Cleared
12 4 (0.75%) Security Cleared
13 3 (0.56%) MCITP
14 2 (0.37%) CEH
14 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.37%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.24%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.56%) QA
2 3 (0.56%) SLA
3 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 92 (17.16%) Active Directory
2 54 (10.07%) Docker
3 39 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (4.10%) VMware NSX
5 17 (3.17%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.68%) XenApp
7 9 (1.68%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 51 (9.51%) Terraform
2 41 (7.65%) Kubernetes
3 32 (5.97%) Ansible
4 29 (5.41%) Puppet
5 27 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.49%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.31%) Mesos
7 7 (1.31%) SCCM
7 7 (1.31%) SCVMM
8 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.93%) Salt
9 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.19%) Consul
10 1 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.19%) Nagios
10 1 (0.19%) Packer
10 1 (0.19%) SCOM
10 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 289 (53.92%) Microsoft
2 153 (28.54%) Google
3 72 (13.43%) VMware
4 41 (7.65%) IBM
5 40 (7.46%) Cisco
6 38 (7.09%) Oracle
6 38 (7.09%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (5.04%) Red Hat
8 25 (4.66%) SAP
9 24 (4.48%) Citrix
10 21 (3.92%) EMC
10 21 (3.92%) NetApp
11 13 (2.43%) Nintex
12 11 (2.05%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.68%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.12%) Databricks
14 6 (1.12%) IDERA
14 6 (1.12%) Rakuten
15 5 (0.93%) Tableau
15 5 (0.93%) Xamarin