Period
to 17 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Azure Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 206 382 576
Rank change year-on-year +176 +194 +158
Permanent jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 1,349 861 656
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 0.77% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 0.81% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,202 761 566
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
25th Percentile £41,750 £46,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,000 £76,027 £70,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £86,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +10.00%

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 78,316 105,975 142,745
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 95.39% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 61,526 86,083 115,021
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,977 £38,000 £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 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Azure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Engineer in the UK

Azure Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure Engineer.

Salary trend for Azure Engineer in the UK

Azure Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure Engineer over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Azure Engineer in the UK

Azure Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 April 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 +170 1,206 £60,000 - 229
UK excluding London +188 771 £50,000 -4.76% 135
London +141 474 £66,875 -10.83% 101
Work from Home +66 423 £50,000 - 51
North of England +137 305 £50,000 - 44
Yorkshire +100 173 £47,500 -9.52% 23
South East +101 161 £55,000 -8.33% 28
Midlands +72 143 £55,000 - 29
North West +65 115 £50,000 - 18
West Midlands +46 101 £55,000 +4.76% 23
South West +55 66 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Scotland +48 47 £47,500 -13.64% 5
East Midlands +26 39 £53,750 -14.00% 5
East of England +56 27 £65,000 +36.84% 10
Wales +59 26 £47,500 -17.39% 4
North East +31 17 £57,500 +12.20% 3

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, Azure Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 1,349 (100.00%) Azure
2 834 (61.82%) DevOps
3 624 (46.26%) Microsoft
4 544 (40.33%) SQL
5 515 (38.18%) Windows
6 450 (33.36%) Terraform
7 439 (32.54%) PowerShell
8 367 (27.21%) Kubernetes
9 363 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
10 355 (26.32%) Infrastructure as Code
11 318 (23.57%) Active Directory
12 288 (21.35%) Docker
13 281 (20.83%) Python
14 264 (19.57%) AWS
15 252 (18.68%) Migration
16 247 (18.31%) Ansible
17 221 (16.38%) Jenkins
17 221 (16.38%) Continuous Integration
18 215 (15.94%) C#
19 212 (15.72%) IaaS
20 211 (15.64%) PaaS
21 208 (15.42%) Windows Server
22 196 (14.53%) Analytics
23 194 (14.38%) Microsoft 365
24 191 (14.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 191 (14.16%) Linux
24 191 (14.16%) VMware
25 182 (13.49%) Azure SQL Database
26 175 (12.97%) Finance
27 166 (12.31%) Azure Active Directory

Azure Engineer 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 83 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 65 (4.82%) IIS
3 36 (2.67%) Apache Spark
4 23 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (0.96%) Confluence
6 12 (0.89%) Apache
6 12 (0.89%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.30%) Luigi
8 3 (0.22%) Drupal
8 3 (0.22%) nginx
8 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.22%) WordPress
9 2 (0.15%) Apache Synapse
9 2 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.074%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.074%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.074%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.22%) Magento
2 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1,349 (100.00%) Azure
2 264 (19.57%) AWS
3 212 (15.72%) IaaS
4 211 (15.64%) PaaS
5 194 (14.38%) Microsoft 365
6 166 (12.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 118 (8.75%) SaaS
8 114 (8.45%) Azure Data Factory
9 110 (8.15%) Serverless
10 101 (7.49%) Power Platform
11 82 (6.08%) GCP
12 71 (5.26%) Azure Functions
13 64 (4.74%) Datadog
14 55 (4.08%) Pulumi
15 48 (3.56%) GitHub
16 39 (2.89%) Logic Apps
17 37 (2.74%) OneDrive
18 27 (2.00%) Azure Stack
19 25 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
20 20 (1.48%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 83 (6.15%) Firewall
2 69 (5.11%) DNS
3 41 (3.04%) SAN
4 35 (2.59%) DHCP
5 32 (2.37%) VPN
6 28 (2.08%) TCP/IP
7 27 (2.00%) Internet
7 27 (2.00%) LAN
8 25 (1.85%) WAN
9 20 (1.48%) Network Security
10 18 (1.33%) VLAN
11 10 (0.74%) SSL
12 7 (0.52%) NAS
12 7 (0.52%) VoIP
13 6 (0.44%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (0.44%) Wireless
13 6 (0.44%) WLAN
14 5 (0.37%) IPv4
15 4 (0.30%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (13.49%) Azure SQL Database
2 165 (12.23%) SQL Server
3 120 (8.90%) Cosmos DB
4 98 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
5 89 (6.60%) Power BI
6 76 (5.63%) Data Lake
7 65 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
8 61 (4.52%) MySQL
9 58 (4.30%) MongoDB
10 57 (4.23%) Redis
11 56 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 52 (3.85%) MariaDB
13 46 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 41 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 29 (2.15%) NoSQL
16 26 (1.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 25 (1.85%) Relational Database
18 23 (1.70%) Big Data
19 22 (1.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
19 22 (1.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 221 (16.38%) Jenkins
2 103 (7.64%) Git (software)
3 63 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 54 (4.00%) TeamCity
5 42 (3.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 31 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 28 (2.08%) GitLab
7 28 (2.08%) JIRA
8 27 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 22 (1.63%) Vagrant
10 21 (1.56%) Hudson
11 20 (1.48%) Visual Studio
12 13 (0.96%) Bitbucket
13 10 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (0.67%) Artifactory
15 8 (0.59%) Maven
16 7 (0.52%) Gradle
16 7 (0.52%) Subversion
17 6 (0.44%) git-flow
17 6 (0.44%) Selenium
General
1 175 (12.97%) Finance
2 53 (3.93%) Marketing
3 46 (3.41%) Public Sector
4 41 (3.04%) Banking
5 37 (2.74%) Law
6 28 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.70%) Games
8 22 (1.63%) Publishing
9 21 (1.56%) Electronics
9 21 (1.56%) Retail
10 20 (1.48%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.67%) Billing
12 8 (0.59%) Advertising
12 8 (0.59%) Legal
13 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.22%) Automotive
15 2 (0.15%) Front Office
15 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.074%) Environmental Health
16 1 (0.074%) Housing Association
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (11.71%) .NET
2 51 (3.78%) .NET Core
3 48 (3.56%) Web Services
4 30 (2.22%) React
5 27 (2.00%) ASP.NET
6 26 (1.93%) JSON
7 25 (1.85%) YAML
8 23 (1.70%) .NET Framework
8 23 (1.70%) Node.js
9 21 (1.56%) CSS
9 21 (1.56%) HTML
10 19 (1.41%) SAML
11 17 (1.26%) AngularJS
11 17 (1.26%) Elastic Stack
12 16 (1.19%) REST
13 12 (0.89%) Kafka
14 11 (0.82%) RESTful
15 10 (0.74%) CSS3
15 10 (0.74%) Sass
16 9 (0.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 69 (5.11%) Linux Command Line
2 63 (4.67%) Public Cloud
3 55 (4.08%) Cloud Native
4 47 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (3.41%) Data Centre
6 28 (2.08%) Clustering
7 25 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 22 (1.63%) Data Structures
8 22 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
8 22 (1.63%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.19%) Private Cloud
9 16 (1.19%) Replication
10 15 (1.11%) Mobile App
11 12 (0.89%) Internet of Things
12 10 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (0.67%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.67%) Smart Home
14 8 (0.59%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 515 (38.18%) Windows
2 208 (15.42%) Windows Server
3 191 (14.16%) Linux
4 42 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (2.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 27 (2.00%) Ubuntu
7 27 (2.00%) Windows 10
8 21 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.41%) Alpine Linux
9 19 (1.41%) Unix
10 18 (1.33%) Windows Server 2019
11 15 (1.11%) VMS
12 10 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.52%) Android
13 7 (0.52%) CentOS
14 5 (0.37%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.074%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.074%) Mesosphere
15 1 (0.074%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 834 (61.82%) DevOps
2 363 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
3 355 (26.32%) Infrastructure as Code
4 252 (18.68%) Migration
5 221 (16.38%) Continuous Integration
6 196 (14.53%) Analytics
7 191 (14.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 142 (10.53%) Configuration Management
9 136 (10.08%) Data Security
10 129 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
11 120 (8.90%) Software Engineering
12 113 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
13 97 (7.19%) Microservices
14 75 (5.56%) ETL
15 68 (5.04%) Project Delivery
16 63 (4.67%) Deployment Automation
17 61 (4.52%) Data Modelling
17 61 (4.52%) Scrum
18 60 (4.45%) Project Management
19 59 (4.37%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 544 (40.33%) SQL
2 439 (32.54%) PowerShell
3 281 (20.83%) Python
4 215 (15.94%) C#
5 139 (10.30%) Bash Shell
6 129 (9.56%) Java
7 107 (7.93%) JavaScript
8 92 (6.82%) Go
9 77 (5.71%) Ruby
10 67 (4.97%) Groovy
11 64 (4.74%) TypeScript
12 59 (4.37%) PHP
13 36 (2.67%) T-SQL
14 24 (1.78%) Scala
15 18 (1.33%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.19%) Perl
17 13 (0.96%) C++
18 9 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 8 (0.59%) R
19 8 (0.59%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 78 (5.78%) SC Cleared
3 60 (4.45%) Degree
4 50 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.67%) RHCE
6 9 (0.67%) RHCSA
7 8 (0.59%) AWS Certification
7 8 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.37%) CCNA
8 5 (0.37%) MCSE
9 4 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.30%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.30%) MCSA
10 3 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.15%) CCNP
11 2 (0.15%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.15%) MCP
12 1 (0.074%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.34%) SLA
2 15 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.82%) GDPR
4 10 (0.74%) QA
5 8 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.30%) NIST
6 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.30%) PMO
7 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.15%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.074%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.074%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.074%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.074%) GRC
8 1 (0.074%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.074%) ITGC
8 1 (0.074%) NIST 800
System Software
1 318 (23.57%) Active Directory
2 288 (21.35%) Docker
3 105 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (2.37%) Hyper-V
6 27 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (1.56%) vSphere
8 18 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.59%) DFS Replication
10 5 (0.37%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.30%) Firmware
11 4 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.15%) NFS
13 2 (0.15%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.074%) pfSense
14 1 (0.074%) vCloud
14 1 (0.074%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 450 (33.36%) Terraform
2 367 (27.21%) Kubernetes
3 247 (18.31%) Ansible
4 139 (10.30%) Puppet
5 119 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
6 81 (6.00%) Grafana
7 71 (5.26%) Prometheus
8 65 (4.82%) Microsoft Intune
9 37 (2.74%) Packer
10 30 (2.22%) Nagios
10 30 (2.22%) SCCM
11 27 (2.00%) Consul
12 25 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
13 21 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
14 13 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
15 10 (0.74%) SCOM
16 9 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
16 9 (0.67%) WSUS
17 8 (0.59%) PowerCLI
18 7 (0.52%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 624 (46.26%) Microsoft
2 191 (14.16%) VMware
3 153 (11.34%) Oracle
4 128 (9.49%) EnterpriseDB
5 95 (7.04%) Databricks
6 57 (4.23%) SaltStack
7 55 (4.08%) Google
8 52 (3.85%) New Relic
9 39 (2.89%) Citrix
10 32 (2.37%) Cisco
11 28 (2.08%) Red Hat
12 25 (1.85%) SAP
13 23 (1.70%) Splunk
14 16 (1.19%) SolarWinds
15 12 (0.89%) Dynatrace
16 11 (0.82%) Barracuda Networks
17 10 (0.74%) F5
17 10 (0.74%) HP
17 10 (0.74%) Palo Alto
17 10 (0.74%) Veeam