Period
to 12 May 2021

The median annual salary for an Azure Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

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
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 434 533 637
Rank change year-on-year +99 +104 +184
Permanent jobs requiring an Azure Architect 550 436 544
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.44% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.46% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 440 343 460
10th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
25th Percentile £72,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
Median % change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
75th Percentile £97,500 £93,125 £92,813
90th Percentile £107,500 £105,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000

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 82,213 93,949 139,629
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 95.32% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63,418 76,325 112,066
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 12 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Azure Architect in the UK

Azure Architect
Top 16 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 12 May 2021. 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 +113 467 £80,000 - 93
UK excluding London +110 236 £75,000 - 44
London +52 214 £92,500 +15.63% 47
Work from Home -151 124 £82,500 +3.13% 26
North of England +69 114 £80,000 +10.34% 11
North West +60 60 £80,000 +10.34% 7
Yorkshire +26 52 £80,000 +10.34% 4
South East +39 43 £72,500 -19.44% 15
Midlands +2 43 £75,000 +3.45% 13
West Midlands -5 28 £75,000 +7.14% 4
East Midlands +1 15 £70,000 -3.45% 9
South West -6 15 £83,750 -9.46% 2
East of England +23 13 £65,000 -13.33% 3
Scotland -16 8 £79,250 -6.76%
North East - 3 £66,000 -
Wales - 1 £62,500 -

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, 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.

1 550 (100.00%) Azure
2 282 (51.27%) Microsoft
3 196 (35.64%) DevOps
4 193 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
5 191 (34.73%) PaaS
6 168 (30.55%) AWS
7 162 (29.45%) IaaS
8 138 (25.09%) Kubernetes
9 132 (24.00%) Migration
10 118 (21.45%) SQL
11 110 (20.00%) Analytics
12 107 (19.45%) Business Intelligence
13 101 (18.36%) Active Directory
14 100 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
15 96 (17.45%) SQL Server
15 96 (17.45%) Presales
16 91 (16.55%) PowerShell
17 90 (16.36%) .NET
18 86 (15.64%) Finance
19 81 (14.73%) Azure Active Directory
20 78 (14.18%) Docker
20 78 (14.18%) Microsoft 365
21 76 (13.82%) Terraform
21 76 (13.82%) Databricks
22 75 (13.64%) Data Lake
22 75 (13.64%) SaaS
23 73 (13.27%) C#
24 71 (12.91%) Social Skills
25 70 (12.73%) Public Cloud
26 69 (12.55%) Microservices

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 18 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.36%) Apache Spark
3 11 (2.00%) IIS
4 5 (0.91%) Apache
5 4 (0.73%) Apache Synapse
6 3 (0.55%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.36%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.18%) Mule
8 1 (0.18%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.09%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 550 (100.00%) Azure
2 191 (34.73%) PaaS
3 168 (30.55%) AWS
4 162 (29.45%) IaaS
5 81 (14.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 78 (14.18%) Microsoft 365
7 75 (13.64%) SaaS
8 68 (12.36%) Azure Data Factory
9 57 (10.36%) Power Platform
10 52 (9.45%) GCP
11 33 (6.00%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 32 (5.82%) Serverless
13 22 (4.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 19 (3.45%) Azure Logic Apps
15 16 (2.91%) Dynamics 365
16 13 (2.36%) Azure Sentinel
17 11 (2.00%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 11 (2.00%) Azure Service Bus
17 11 (2.00%) GitHub
18 10 (1.82%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.55%) VPN
2 19 (3.45%) Firewall
3 14 (2.55%) WAN
4 9 (1.64%) DNS
5 8 (1.45%) LAN
6 4 (0.73%) DHCP
7 3 (0.55%) Skype
7 3 (0.55%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.36%) 5G
8 2 (0.36%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.36%) SD-WAN
9 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.18%) HTTP
9 1 (0.18%) Internet
9 1 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.18%) Network Security
9 1 (0.18%) SAN
9 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 96 (17.45%) SQL Server
3 75 (13.64%) Data Lake
4 59 (10.73%) Azure SQL Database
5 39 (7.09%) Power BI
6 29 (5.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 28 (5.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (3.64%) Big Data
10 19 (3.45%) Data Mart
11 18 (3.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 17 (3.09%) NoSQL
13 14 (2.55%) Relational Database
14 13 (2.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 12 (2.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 11 (2.00%) Tableau
17 10 (1.82%) Amazon Athena
17 10 (1.82%) Amazon Redshift
18 9 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
19 8 (1.45%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 37 (6.73%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.36%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.18%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.27%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.73%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.55%) gulp
7 3 (0.55%) jspm
7 3 (0.55%) Moq
7 3 (0.55%) NUnit
7 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio Code
7 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.36%) ERwin
8 2 (0.36%) JIRA
9 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.18%) git-flow
9 1 (0.18%) GitLab
9 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
General
1 86 (15.64%) Finance
2 71 (12.91%) Social Skills
3 44 (8.00%) Public Sector
4 36 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (3.45%) Presentation Skills
6 15 (2.73%) Banking
6 15 (2.73%) Retail
7 8 (1.45%) Legal
8 7 (1.27%) Marketing
9 6 (1.09%) Law
10 4 (0.73%) Advertising
10 4 (0.73%) Back Office
10 4 (0.73%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (0.55%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (0.36%) Billing
12 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.36%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (16.36%) .NET
2 41 (7.45%) CSS
3 36 (6.55%) .NET Core
4 26 (4.73%) HTML
5 21 (3.82%) .NET Framework
6 20 (3.64%) jQuery
7 19 (3.45%) HTML5
7 19 (3.45%) OAuth
7 19 (3.45%) React
8 17 (3.09%) JSON
9 15 (2.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 15 (2.73%) XML
10 13 (2.36%) AngularJS
10 13 (2.36%) Web Services
11 11 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (2.00%) Entity Framework
12 10 (1.82%) Ajax
12 10 (1.82%) ASP.NET
13 9 (1.64%) Azure Blueprints
14 8 (1.45%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 70 (12.73%) Public Cloud
2 49 (8.91%) Cloud Native
3 45 (8.18%) Hybrid Cloud
4 32 (5.82%) Data Centre
5 14 (2.55%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.82%) Clustering
8 10 (1.82%) Reinsurance
8 10 (1.82%) User Experience
9 9 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (1.64%) PMI
10 8 (1.45%) NHS
10 8 (1.45%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.27%) Enterprise Cloud
11 7 (1.27%) Replication
12 6 (1.09%) Blog
12 6 (1.09%) N-Tier
12 6 (1.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 65 (11.82%) Windows
2 30 (5.45%) Linux
3 13 (2.36%) Ubuntu
4 11 (2.00%) Alpine Linux
4 11 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (1.09%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.91%) VMS
9 4 (0.73%) Android
9 4 (0.73%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.73%) Unix
10 2 (0.36%) CentOS
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (35.64%) DevOps
2 193 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (24.00%) Migration
4 110 (20.00%) Analytics
5 107 (19.45%) Business Intelligence
6 96 (17.45%) Presales
7 69 (12.55%) Microservices
8 60 (10.91%) Machine Learning
9 56 (10.18%) Data Modelling
10 51 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 48 (8.73%) Deployment Automation
12 47 (8.55%) DataOps
12 47 (8.55%) Enterprise Architecture
13 39 (7.09%) TOGAF
14 36 (6.55%) Configuration Management
14 36 (6.55%) Technical Leadership
15 35 (6.36%) Thought Leadership
16 34 (6.18%) Project Delivery
17 32 (5.82%) Problem-Solving
17 32 (5.82%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 118 (21.45%) SQL
2 91 (16.55%) PowerShell
3 73 (13.27%) C#
4 53 (9.64%) Python
5 32 (5.82%) JavaScript
6 21 (3.82%) Bash Shell
7 15 (2.73%) T-SQL
8 10 (1.82%) C
8 10 (1.82%) Scala
9 7 (1.27%) Java
10 6 (1.09%) R
11 4 (0.73%) Perl
11 4 (0.73%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.55%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (8.36%) Degree
2 42 (7.64%) Security Cleared
3 39 (7.09%) SC Cleared
4 35 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (3.45%) CISSP
6 14 (2.55%) MCSE
6 14 (2.55%) TOGAF Certification
7 13 (2.36%) CISM
8 12 (2.18%) CISA
9 9 (1.64%) PMI Certification
10 8 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.27%) MCSA
11 7 (1.27%) OCP
11 7 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.09%) MCTS
13 3 (0.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (0.55%) CCNA
13 3 (0.55%) CCSP
14 1 (0.18%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.18%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.45%) QA
3 3 (0.55%) GDPR
3 3 (0.55%) NIST
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) COBIT
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 101 (18.36%) Active Directory
2 78 (14.18%) Docker
3 28 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.36%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.36%) NDS
7 2 (0.36%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 2 (0.36%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.36%) XenApp
7 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 138 (25.09%) Kubernetes
2 76 (13.82%) Terraform
3 54 (9.82%) Ansible
4 36 (6.55%) SCCM
5 29 (5.27%) Puppet
6 28 (5.09%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (3.82%) SCOM
8 19 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 18 (3.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.55%) CASB
10 3 (0.55%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.36%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 2 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.18%) Packer
12 1 (0.18%) PowerCLI
12 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 282 (51.27%) Microsoft
2 76 (13.82%) Databricks
3 41 (7.45%) Oracle
4 34 (6.18%) VMware
5 18 (3.27%) Google
6 15 (2.73%) Citrix
7 12 (2.18%) Sparx
8 11 (2.00%) Cisco
8 11 (2.00%) Splunk
9 10 (1.82%) Alteryx
10 7 (1.27%) Cognizant
11 6 (1.09%) Atlassian
11 6 (1.09%) Dynatrace
12 5 (0.91%) Okta
13 4 (0.73%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.73%) Dell
13 4 (0.73%) ForgeRock
13 4 (0.73%) NetIQ
13 4 (0.73%) Veeam
13 4 (0.73%) Xamarin