Period
to 24 February 2021

The median annual salary for an Azure Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 440 581 621
Rank change year-on-year +141 +40 +226
Permanent jobs requiring an Azure Architect 445 507 582
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.43% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 435 549 583
Median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.03% +4.76%
10th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £64,000
90th Percentile £106,250 £100,000 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -6.25%

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 69,340 117,206 143,147
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.94% 95.51% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 55,666 95,056 115,972
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £83,750
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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +150 390 £80,000 - 70
UK excluding London +196 209 £75,000 +3.45% 31
London +90 188 £90,000 +12.50% 38
Work from Home -119 88 £82,500 +13.79% 18
North of England +133 84 £80,000 +10.34% 7
North West +104 55 £80,000 +12.28% 5
South East +120 43 £72,500 -19.44% 14
Midlands +41 36 £72,000 -0.69% 6
West Midlands +59 29 £72,000 +2.86% 3
Yorkshire +54 26 £80,000 +10.34% 2
South West +52 22 £85,000 +36.00% 2
Scotland +42 16 £76,750 -4.06% 1
East of England +72 8 £85,000 +13.33% 1
East Midlands +20 7 £69,000 -4.83% 3
North East - 3 £48,000 -
Wales - 1 £62,500 -

Azure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 445 (100.00%) Azure
2 238 (53.48%) Microsoft
3 160 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (34.83%) PaaS
5 137 (30.79%) AWS
6 132 (29.66%) DevOps
7 117 (26.29%) IaaS
8 114 (25.62%) Migration
9 91 (20.45%) .NET
10 89 (20.00%) Finance
10 89 (20.00%) Analytics
10 89 (20.00%) Presales
11 83 (18.65%) Data Lake
12 79 (17.75%) SQL
12 79 (17.75%) Kubernetes
13 78 (17.53%) SaaS
14 71 (15.96%) Business Intelligence
15 70 (15.73%) Terraform
15 70 (15.73%) Databricks
16 66 (14.83%) C#
17 65 (14.61%) SQL Server
18 64 (14.38%) Microservices
19 63 (14.16%) Microsoft 365
20 62 (13.93%) Deployment Automation
21 57 (12.81%) Data Warehouse
22 54 (12.13%) Active Directory
22 54 (12.13%) PowerShell
23 53 (11.91%) Enterprise Architecture
23 53 (11.91%) Public Cloud
24 49 (11.01%) Security Cleared

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 20 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.90%) Apache
2 4 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (0.67%) IIS
3 3 (0.67%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.45%) Mule
4 2 (0.45%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.22%) Confluence
5 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.22%) SAS
5 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.90%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 445 (100.00%) Azure
2 155 (34.83%) PaaS
3 137 (30.79%) AWS
4 117 (26.29%) IaaS
5 78 (17.53%) SaaS
6 63 (14.16%) Microsoft 365
7 48 (10.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 47 (10.56%) GCP
9 42 (9.44%) Azure Data Factory
10 36 (8.09%) Power Platform
11 28 (6.29%) Serverless
12 19 (4.27%) Dynamics 365
13 13 (2.92%) Logic Apps
14 8 (1.80%) Azure Functions
14 8 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (1.35%) OpenShift
16 5 (1.12%) Amazon EKS
17 4 (0.90%) Azure Stack
17 4 (0.90%) IBM Cloud
18 3 (0.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.92%) Firewall
2 11 (2.47%) Skype
3 10 (2.25%) WAN
4 7 (1.57%) DNS
5 6 (1.35%) LAN
6 5 (1.12%) VPN
7 3 (0.67%) DHCP
7 3 (0.67%) Internet
7 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.67%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.45%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.45%) VoIP
9 1 (0.22%) 5G
9 1 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.22%) Network Security
9 1 (0.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (18.65%) Data Lake
2 65 (14.61%) SQL Server
3 57 (12.81%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (10.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 28 (6.29%) Big Data
6 20 (4.49%) Power BI
7 15 (3.37%) Data Mart
8 13 (2.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.92%) Cosmos DB
8 13 (2.92%) HDInsight
8 13 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (2.02%) Amazon Athena
11 9 (2.02%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (1.35%) Looker
12 6 (1.35%) Tableau
13 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.67%) Blockchain
14 3 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 40 (8.99%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.47%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.47%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.22%) ERwin
4 1 (0.22%) Hudson
4 1 (0.22%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 89 (20.00%) Finance
2 38 (8.54%) Public Sector
3 17 (3.82%) Banking
4 16 (3.60%) Retail
5 9 (2.02%) Marketing
6 5 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.90%) Back Office
7 4 (0.90%) Legal
8 3 (0.67%) Advertising
8 3 (0.67%) Games
8 3 (0.67%) Law
8 3 (0.67%) Military
8 3 (0.67%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (20.45%) .NET
2 35 (7.87%) CSS
3 32 (7.19%) .NET Core
4 25 (5.62%) jQuery
4 25 (5.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 17 (3.82%) OAuth
5 17 (3.82%) XML
6 16 (3.60%) .NET Framework
7 15 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (2.70%) HTML
9 11 (2.47%) HTML5
9 11 (2.47%) React
10 10 (2.25%) Ajax
10 10 (2.25%) Entity Framework
10 10 (2.25%) Web Services
11 8 (1.80%) JSON
12 7 (1.57%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.57%) SailPoint
13 6 (1.35%) ASP.NET Core
14 5 (1.12%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.91%) Public Cloud
2 42 (9.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 39 (8.76%) Cloud Native
4 27 (6.07%) Data Centre
5 25 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (3.15%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.47%) Reinsurance
9 9 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (2.02%) N-Tier
9 9 (2.02%) PMI
10 7 (1.57%) Enterprise Cloud
10 7 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.57%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.35%) Blog
11 6 (1.35%) Clustering
11 6 (1.35%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.90%) Social Media
12 4 (0.90%) User Experience
13 3 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 46 (10.34%) Windows
2 21 (4.72%) Linux
3 11 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (2.47%) Ubuntu
4 10 (2.25%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.35%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.12%) VMS
7 4 (0.90%) Unix
7 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.22%) Android
9 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (29.66%) DevOps
3 114 (25.62%) Migration
4 89 (20.00%) Analytics
4 89 (20.00%) Presales
5 71 (15.96%) Business Intelligence
6 64 (14.38%) Microservices
7 62 (13.93%) Deployment Automation
8 53 (11.91%) Enterprise Architecture
9 47 (10.56%) Machine Learning
10 44 (9.89%) TOGAF
11 43 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (8.31%) Configuration Management
13 36 (8.09%) Data Modelling
14 33 (7.42%) Asset Management
14 33 (7.42%) Identity Access Management
15 32 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (6.97%) Domain-Driven Design
16 31 (6.97%) Project Delivery
16 31 (6.97%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 79 (17.75%) SQL
2 66 (14.83%) C#
3 54 (12.13%) PowerShell
4 44 (9.89%) Python
5 26 (5.84%) JavaScript
6 22 (4.94%) R
7 8 (1.80%) Java
8 7 (1.57%) C
9 4 (0.90%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.45%) Scala
12 1 (0.22%) C++
12 1 (0.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (11.01%) Security Cleared
2 44 (9.89%) SC Cleared
3 33 (7.42%) Degree
4 30 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (3.82%) CISSP
6 14 (3.15%) MCSE
7 12 (2.70%) CISA
7 12 (2.70%) CISM
8 10 (2.25%) TOGAF Certification
9 9 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.02%) PMI Certification
10 7 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.57%) MCSA
10 7 (1.57%) MCTS
11 6 (1.35%) CCNA
12 5 (1.12%) OCP
12 5 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (0.67%) CCSP
13 3 (0.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.35%) NIST
2 3 (0.67%) QA
3 2 (0.45%) GDPR
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) NIST 800
System Software
1 54 (12.13%) Active Directory
2 46 (10.34%) Docker
3 14 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.90%) NDS
5 4 (0.90%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 3 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.67%) XenApp
7 2 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 79 (17.75%) Kubernetes
2 70 (15.73%) Terraform
3 28 (6.29%) Puppet
4 27 (6.07%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (4.27%) Ansible
6 18 (4.04%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (2.02%) SCCM
8 4 (0.90%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 3 (0.67%) CASB
10 2 (0.45%) SCOM
10 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.22%) Packer
Vendors
1 238 (53.48%) Microsoft
2 70 (15.73%) Databricks
3 48 (10.79%) Oracle
4 26 (5.84%) Sparx
5 19 (4.27%) VMware
6 16 (3.60%) Google
7 10 (2.25%) SAP
8 7 (1.57%) Citrix
8 7 (1.57%) ForgeRock
8 7 (1.57%) NetIQ
9 6 (1.35%) Dynatrace
10 5 (1.12%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.12%) Cisco
10 5 (1.12%) IBM
10 5 (1.12%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.90%) Okta
12 3 (0.67%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.67%) CyberArk
12 3 (0.67%) Guidewire
12 3 (0.67%) Splunk