Period
to 17 February 2019

The median annual salary for an Azure Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 612 836 1015
Rank change year-on-year +224 +179 +190
Permanent jobs requiring an Azure Architect 578 356 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 509 301 157
UK median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £63,500 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £122,500 £108,750 £93,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -

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 143,371 168,664 169,573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.30% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,682 138,131 140,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +226 561 £85,000 +6.25% 92
London +181 408 £87,500 +9.38% 37
UK excluding London +122 154 £75,000 -6.25% 57
South East +37 45 £73,250 -8.44% 20
North of England +78 37 £75,000 +5.26% 13
Midlands +60 31 £72,500 +16.00% 14
West Midlands +52 26 £72,500 +20.83% 11
Yorkshire +77 24 £75,000 +30.43% 8
South West +25 22 £75,000 -6.25% 7
Scotland +21 11 £76,250 -15.28% 1
North West +42 9 £80,000 +1.59% 5
East of England +38 7 £78,750 +12.50% 2
East Midlands +19 5 £60,000 -7.69% 3
North East - 4 £57,500 -
Wales - 1 £87,500 - 1

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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.

1 578 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 342 (59.17%) Amazon AWS
3 310 (53.63%) Microsoft
4 213 (36.85%) PaaS
5 192 (33.22%) SQL
6 175 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
7 169 (29.24%) Google
7 169 (29.24%) IaaS
8 148 (25.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 145 (25.09%) Public Cloud
10 143 (24.74%) .NET
11 132 (22.84%) Finance
12 126 (21.80%) Analytics
13 125 (21.63%) Microservices
13 125 (21.63%) TOGAF
14 124 (21.45%) Migration
14 124 (21.45%) Active Directory
15 123 (21.28%) DevOps
16 118 (20.42%) SQL Server
17 114 (19.72%) Degree
18 103 (17.82%) PowerShell
19 100 (17.30%) Computer Science
19 100 (17.30%) C#
20 95 (16.44%) Presales
21 90 (15.57%) Office 365
22 89 (15.40%) Hybrid Cloud
23 87 (15.05%) Windows
24 84 (14.53%) Java
25 80 (13.84%) SOA
26 77 (13.32%) Azure SQL Database

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 36 (6.23%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.50%) MS Exchange
3 22 (3.81%) IIS
4 19 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (3.29%) Cloud Foundry
5 18 (3.11%) OpenStack
6 16 (2.77%) Tomcat
7 14 (2.42%) WebLogic
7 14 (2.42%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.38%) SAS
8 8 (1.38%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.04%) Apache
9 6 (1.04%) Confluence
10 4 (0.69%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.52%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (4.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 24 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 578 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 342 (59.17%) Amazon AWS
3 213 (36.85%) PaaS
4 169 (29.24%) IaaS
5 148 (25.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 90 (15.57%) Office 365
7 75 (12.98%) SaaS
8 53 (9.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 53 (9.17%) Serverless
9 20 (3.46%) Azure Functions
10 15 (2.60%) Azure Data Factory
10 15 (2.60%) IBM Cloud
11 14 (2.42%) OpenShift
12 13 (2.25%) Data Lake Analytics
13 12 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.69%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 4 (0.69%) GitHub
16 3 (0.52%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.88%) Firewall
2 27 (4.67%) DNS
2 27 (4.67%) SAN
3 25 (4.33%) VPN
4 23 (3.98%) WebEx
5 19 (3.29%) Extranet
5 19 (3.29%) Intranet
6 17 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (2.25%) Network Security
7 13 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
8 11 (1.90%) LAN
8 11 (1.90%) VLAN
8 11 (1.90%) WAN
9 7 (1.21%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.04%) Wireless
11 5 (0.87%) Skype
12 4 (0.69%) MPLS
12 4 (0.69%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.69%) SSL
12 4 (0.69%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (20.42%) SQL Server
2 77 (13.32%) Azure SQL Database
3 28 (4.84%) Big Data
4 26 (4.50%) NoSQL
5 23 (3.98%) Data Lake
6 22 (3.81%) Cosmos DB
6 22 (3.81%) MongoDB
7 17 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
8 15 (2.60%) Relational Database
9 14 (2.42%) Hadoop
9 14 (2.42%) HDInsight
10 13 (2.25%) MySQL
11 11 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.90%) StreamInsight
12 7 (1.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.87%) Power BI
15 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 53 (9.17%) Git (software)
2 48 (8.30%) Visual Studio Team System
3 36 (6.23%) JIRA
4 34 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 24 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (2.08%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.38%) ER Studio
7 8 (1.38%) ERwin
7 8 (1.38%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.21%) Bitbucket
8 7 (1.21%) GitLab
9 4 (0.69%) git-flow
9 4 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 132 (22.84%) Finance
2 46 (7.96%) Banking
3 21 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.29%) Marketing
4 19 (3.29%) Retail
5 5 (0.87%) Front Office
5 5 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.52%) Local Government
7 2 (0.35%) Advertising
7 2 (0.35%) Electronics
8 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.17%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (24.74%) .NET
2 70 (12.11%) Web Services
3 41 (7.09%) CSS
4 38 (6.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 37 (6.40%) RESTful
6 36 (6.23%) Natural Language Processing
7 33 (5.71%) .NET Core
7 33 (5.71%) React
8 32 (5.54%) .NET Framework
9 31 (5.36%) jQuery
10 28 (4.84%) ASP.NET
11 25 (4.33%) AngularJS
12 23 (3.98%) HTML
12 23 (3.98%) JSON
13 22 (3.81%) Entity Framework
14 20 (3.46%) Kafka
14 20 (3.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 19 (3.29%) REST
15 19 (3.29%) WCF
16 17 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 145 (25.09%) Public Cloud
2 89 (15.40%) Hybrid Cloud
3 54 (9.34%) Cloud Native
4 47 (8.13%) Enterprise Cloud
5 39 (6.75%) Data Centre
5 39 (6.75%) Private Cloud
6 31 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
8 27 (4.67%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (4.33%) Fintech
10 24 (4.15%) Hedge funds
11 20 (3.46%) N-Tier
11 20 (3.46%) Virtual Team
12 17 (2.94%) Mobile App
13 13 (2.25%) Management Information System
14 12 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
15 9 (1.56%) User Experience
15 9 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
16 5 (0.87%) Clustering
16 5 (0.87%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 87 (15.05%) Windows
2 45 (7.79%) Linux
3 19 (3.29%) Windows Server
4 16 (2.77%) Windows 10
5 13 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.73%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.56%) Windows 8
8 8 (1.38%) VMS
9 3 (0.52%) Unix
10 2 (0.35%) CentOS
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.17%) SUSE
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (21.80%) Analytics
3 125 (21.63%) Microservices
3 125 (21.63%) TOGAF
4 124 (21.45%) Migration
5 123 (21.28%) DevOps
6 100 (17.30%) Computer Science
7 95 (16.44%) Presales
8 80 (13.84%) SOA
9 62 (10.73%) High Availability
10 55 (9.52%) Data Science
11 54 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 53 (9.17%) Zachman Framework
13 50 (8.65%) Deployment Automation
14 46 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
15 44 (7.61%) Scrum
16 38 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
16 38 (6.57%) MVC
16 38 (6.57%) Technical Architecture
17 36 (6.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 192 (33.22%) SQL
2 103 (17.82%) PowerShell
3 100 (17.30%) C#
4 84 (14.53%) Java
5 75 (12.98%) Python
6 60 (10.38%) JavaScript
7 39 (6.75%) C
8 35 (6.06%) T-SQL
9 27 (4.67%) Bash Shell
10 24 (4.15%) Perl
11 15 (2.60%) Go
11 15 (2.60%) Ruby
12 14 (2.42%) C++
13 11 (1.90%) R
13 11 (1.90%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.87%) PHP
15 2 (0.35%) VBScript
16 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 114 (19.72%) Degree
2 53 (9.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (7.27%) AWS Certification
4 36 (6.23%) MBA
4 36 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (3.63%) MCSE
6 20 (3.46%) MCSA
7 18 (3.11%) CISSP
8 12 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.08%) Security Cleared
9 11 (1.90%) CISM
10 9 (1.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 6 (1.04%) CCSP
11 6 (1.04%) CISA
12 5 (0.87%) CEH
12 5 (0.87%) CREST Certified
12 5 (0.87%) GIAC
12 5 (0.87%) SANS
12 5 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
13 4 (0.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.42%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.38%) SLA
3 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 124 (21.45%) Active Directory
2 62 (10.73%) Docker
3 56 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (3.11%) XenApp
5 15 (2.60%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.25%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.04%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 52 (9.00%) Terraform
2 44 (7.61%) Kubernetes
3 34 (5.88%) Ansible
4 27 (4.67%) Puppet
5 17 (2.94%) FortiGate
6 14 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (2.25%) SCCM
8 8 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.04%) Mesos
10 5 (0.87%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.17%) Packer
12 1 (0.17%) Salt
12 1 (0.17%) SCOM
12 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 310 (53.63%) Microsoft
2 169 (29.24%) Google
3 73 (12.63%) VMware
4 45 (7.79%) Oracle
5 44 (7.61%) Cisco
6 40 (6.92%) Salesforce.com
7 34 (5.88%) IBM
8 32 (5.54%) Citrix
9 28 (4.84%) Red Hat
10 26 (4.50%) CheckPoint
11 25 (4.33%) EMC
11 25 (4.33%) NetApp
12 20 (3.46%) Nintex
13 18 (3.11%) SAP
14 9 (1.56%) Atlassian
14 9 (1.56%) McAfee
14 9 (1.56%) Xamarin
15 8 (1.38%) IDERA
16 6 (1.04%) HP
16 6 (1.04%) Rakuten