Period
to 29 November 2020

The median annual salary for an Azure Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 November 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
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 431 657 689
Rank change year-on-year +226 +32 +272
Permanent jobs requiring an Azure Architect 312 448 521
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 284 440 506
Median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
10th Percentile £58,800 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £105,875 £97,500 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year -3.45% - -9.38%

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 52,094 129,325 155,020
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.62% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 43,390 103,511 124,798
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
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 29 November 2020.

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 29 November 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 +232 293 £77,500 -3.13% 69
UK excluding London +291 170 £70,000 -3.45% 39
London +118 126 £90,000 +12.50% 34
North of England +178 71 £70,000 -5.08% 9
North West +172 60 £70,000 - 7
Work from Home -37 53 £80,000 +10.34% 13
South East +195 47 £72,500 -9.38% 16
Midlands +84 29 £70,000 -3.45% 6
West Midlands +76 24 £70,000 - 3
South West +118 10 £85,000 +41.67%
Yorkshire +90 9 £55,500 -24.75% 1
Scotland +87 9 £53,750 - 4
East Midlands +63 5 £77,000 +6.21% 3
East of England +125 4 £75,000 +15.38% 4
North East +21 2 £51,250 -31.67% 1

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 November 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.

1 312 (100.00%) Azure
2 162 (51.92%) Microsoft
3 114 (36.54%) PaaS
4 97 (31.09%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (29.81%) IaaS
6 88 (28.21%) AWS
7 85 (27.24%) Migration
8 78 (25.00%) DevOps
9 72 (23.08%) Finance
10 69 (22.12%) Data Lake
11 67 (21.47%) .NET
12 65 (20.83%) SaaS
13 63 (20.19%) Presales
14 62 (19.87%) SQL
15 59 (18.91%) Analytics
16 58 (18.59%) Enterprise Architecture
17 57 (18.27%) Databricks
18 56 (17.95%) TOGAF
19 55 (17.63%) C#
20 49 (15.71%) SQL Server
20 49 (15.71%) Kubernetes
21 47 (15.06%) Python
22 44 (14.10%) GCP
23 43 (13.78%) Big Data
24 42 (13.46%) Microservices
25 40 (12.82%) Office 365
25 40 (12.82%) Terraform
25 40 (12.82%) Windows
25 40 (12.82%) PowerShell
26 39 (12.50%) Sparx

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 17 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (1.92%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.96%) Apache
5 2 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.64%) Mule
6 1 (0.32%) Confluence
6 1 (0.32%) IIS
6 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.32%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.96%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 312 (100.00%) Azure
2 114 (36.54%) PaaS
3 93 (29.81%) IaaS
4 88 (28.21%) AWS
5 65 (20.83%) SaaS
6 44 (14.10%) GCP
7 40 (12.82%) Office 365
8 25 (8.01%) Power Platform
9 22 (7.05%) Azure Active Directory
10 16 (5.13%) Azure Data Factory
11 13 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (4.17%) Serverless
12 10 (3.21%) BPaaS
13 9 (2.88%) Logic Apps
14 8 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (2.24%) OpenShift
16 6 (1.92%) Azure Functions
16 6 (1.92%) IBM Cloud
17 3 (0.96%) OneDrive
18 2 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.05%) Skype
2 5 (1.60%) DNS
2 5 (1.60%) Firewall
2 5 (1.60%) LAN
2 5 (1.60%) WAN
3 4 (1.28%) Internet
4 3 (0.96%) DHCP
4 3 (0.96%) VPN
5 2 (0.64%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.64%) VoIP
6 1 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.32%) NAS
6 1 (0.32%) Network Security
6 1 (0.32%) NGN
6 1 (0.32%) SAN
6 1 (0.32%) SSL
6 1 (0.32%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (22.12%) Data Lake
2 49 (15.71%) SQL Server
3 43 (13.78%) Big Data
4 23 (7.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 22 (7.05%) HDInsight
6 15 (4.81%) Power BI
7 14 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (3.21%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (1.60%) Blockchain
10 4 (1.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.28%) Looker
10 4 (1.28%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.28%) Redis
10 4 (1.28%) Tableau
11 3 (0.96%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.64%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.64%) Electronic Patient Records
12 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.64%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 24 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (1.92%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.64%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.32%) ERwin
5 1 (0.32%) Hudson
5 1 (0.32%) JIRA
5 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 72 (23.08%) Finance
2 24 (7.69%) Public Sector
3 10 (3.21%) Retail
4 9 (2.88%) Marketing
5 7 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.92%) Banking
7 4 (1.28%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.96%) Advertising
8 3 (0.96%) Back Office
8 3 (0.96%) Law
8 3 (0.96%) Military
9 2 (0.64%) Electronics
9 2 (0.64%) Games
10 1 (0.32%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (21.47%) .NET
2 31 (9.94%) .NET Core
3 18 (5.77%) CSS
4 17 (5.45%) jQuery
4 17 (5.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 14 (4.49%) .NET Framework
5 14 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web API
5 14 (4.49%) React
5 14 (4.49%) Web Services
6 12 (3.85%) JSON
7 11 (3.53%) XML
8 10 (3.21%) Entity Framework
9 9 (2.88%) ASP.NET
10 8 (2.56%) ASP.NET Core
10 8 (2.56%) OAuth
11 6 (1.92%) AngularJS
12 5 (1.60%) Ajax
12 5 (1.60%) SailPoint
12 5 (1.60%) Vue.js
13 4 (1.28%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.18%) Hybrid Cloud
2 37 (11.86%) Public Cloud
3 34 (10.90%) Data Centre
4 26 (8.33%) Cloud Native
5 22 (7.05%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (4.17%) Private Cloud
8 10 (3.21%) Virtual Team
9 8 (2.56%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.92%) Reinsurance
11 4 (1.28%) Blog
11 4 (1.28%) Clustering
11 4 (1.28%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.32%) CMDB
13 1 (0.32%) Online Banking
13 1 (0.32%) PKI
13 1 (0.32%) PMI
13 1 (0.32%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.82%) Windows
2 12 (3.85%) Linux
3 11 (3.53%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.92%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.96%) VMS
6 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.32%) Android
7 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.32%) Unix
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (31.09%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (27.24%) Migration
3 78 (25.00%) DevOps
4 63 (20.19%) Presales
5 59 (18.91%) Analytics
6 58 (18.59%) Enterprise Architecture
7 56 (17.95%) TOGAF
8 42 (13.46%) Microservices
9 38 (12.18%) Deployment Automation
10 27 (8.65%) Infrastructure as Code
11 26 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (8.01%) Machine Learning
13 23 (7.37%) Configuration Management
14 22 (7.05%) Mentoring
15 21 (6.73%) Scrum
15 21 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (6.41%) Open Source
16 20 (6.41%) SOA
17 19 (6.09%) Security Architecture
18 18 (5.77%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 62 (19.87%) SQL
2 55 (17.63%) C#
3 47 (15.06%) Python
4 40 (12.82%) PowerShell
5 36 (11.54%) R
6 20 (6.41%) Java
7 16 (5.13%) JavaScript
8 10 (3.21%) C
9 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.64%) PHP
9 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.32%) C++
10 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (9.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (8.97%) Security Cleared
3 25 (8.01%) SC Cleared
4 24 (7.69%) MCSE
5 22 (7.05%) Degree
6 20 (6.41%) CCNA
6 20 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (5.77%) TOGAF Certification
8 13 (4.17%) MCSA
9 12 (3.85%) MCTS
10 5 (1.60%) CISSP
11 4 (1.28%) CISA
11 4 (1.28%) CISM
12 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.64%) APMP
13 2 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.32%) CCDA
14 1 (0.32%) GSEC
14 1 (0.32%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.56%) NIST
1 8 (2.56%) SLA
2 4 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.96%) NIST 800
4 2 (0.64%) GDPR
4 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 37 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (8.33%) Docker
4 20 (6.41%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.21%) XenApp
6 6 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.64%) NDS
8 2 (0.64%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (15.71%) Kubernetes
2 40 (12.82%) Terraform
3 23 (7.37%) Puppet
4 22 (7.05%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (6.09%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (3.53%) SCCM
7 8 (2.56%) vCenter Server
8 7 (2.24%) Ansible
9 4 (1.28%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 162 (51.92%) Microsoft
2 57 (18.27%) Databricks
3 39 (12.50%) Sparx
4 35 (11.22%) VMware
5 30 (9.62%) Oracle
6 16 (5.13%) Google
7 15 (4.81%) Citrix
8 14 (4.49%) SAP
9 7 (2.24%) IBM
9 7 (2.24%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.92%) Cisco
11 5 (1.60%) ForgeRock
11 5 (1.60%) Guidewire
11 5 (1.60%) NetIQ
12 2 (0.64%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.64%) Dynatrace
12 2 (0.64%) Oblix
12 2 (0.64%) Splunk
13 1 (0.32%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.32%) webMethods