Period
to 25 July 2021

The median annual salary for an Azure Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 247 317 513
Rank change year-on-year +70 +196 +165
Permanent jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 1,596 682 795
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 0.96% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.01% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,442 598 671
10th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £38,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.83% +0.83% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £78,438 £71,250
90th Percentile £87,450 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% -9.09% +4.76%

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 102,551 67,238 138,278
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.19% 95.03% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 72,936 54,858 111,762
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +74 1,482 £60,000 -4.00% 257
UK excluding London +108 829 £53,000 +6.00% 144
London +16 649 £70,000 -6.67% 121
Work from Home +6 485 £55,000 - 57
North of England +111 385 £50,000 - 48
Yorkshire +65 212 £47,500 -5.00% 17
South East +6 177 £60,000 +6.67% 38
North West +61 159 £52,500 +5.00% 25
Midlands -10 130 £55,000 +7.32% 20
West Midlands -1 109 £53,000 +3.41% 15
South West -13 76 £47,500 -5.00% 15
East of England -36 23 £56,250 +25.00% 12
Wales -4 21 £41,250 -14.95% 2
East Midlands -41 21 £57,500 +15.00% 5
Scotland -52 21 £70,000 +27.27% 10
North East -9 14 £57,500 +18.56% 6

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1,596 (100.00%) Azure
2 956 (59.90%) DevOps
3 728 (45.61%) Microsoft
4 585 (36.65%) SQL
5 551 (34.52%) PowerShell
6 505 (31.64%) Terraform
7 475 (29.76%) Windows
8 465 (29.14%) Kubernetes
9 422 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
10 384 (24.06%) Docker
11 379 (23.75%) Active Directory
12 373 (23.37%) Infrastructure as Code
13 349 (21.87%) Python
14 318 (19.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 302 (18.92%) AWS
16 278 (17.42%) PaaS
17 274 (17.17%) Microsoft 365
18 273 (17.11%) IaaS
19 265 (16.60%) Migration
20 262 (16.42%) Ansible
21 260 (16.29%) Analytics
22 254 (15.91%) C#
23 237 (14.85%) Finance
24 230 (14.41%) Jenkins
25 223 (13.97%) Social Skills
26 217 (13.60%) VMware
27 211 (13.22%) Azure Active Directory
28 207 (12.97%) Bash Shell
29 205 (12.84%) Linux
30 203 (12.72%) Business Intelligence

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 96 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 46 (2.88%) Apache Spark
3 33 (2.07%) IIS
4 24 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.13%) Confluence
6 15 (0.94%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.50%) Apache
8 7 (0.44%) Traefik
9 4 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.19%) Apache Synapse
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.19%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.063%) CMS
12 1 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.063%) nginx
12 1 (0.063%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 55 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (1.13%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.063%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1,596 (100.00%) Azure
2 302 (18.92%) AWS
3 278 (17.42%) PaaS
4 274 (17.17%) Microsoft 365
5 273 (17.11%) IaaS
6 211 (13.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 183 (11.47%) Power Platform
8 176 (11.03%) Azure Data Factory
9 146 (9.15%) SaaS
10 133 (8.33%) GCP
11 132 (8.27%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 101 (6.33%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 90 (5.64%) Serverless
14 73 (4.57%) Pulumi
15 69 (4.32%) Datadog
16 59 (3.70%) GitHub
17 52 (3.26%) Azure Functions
18 38 (2.38%) Azure Stack
19 36 (2.26%) OneDrive
20 35 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 104 (6.52%) Firewall
2 73 (4.57%) DNS
3 53 (3.32%) SAN
4 52 (3.26%) VPN
5 51 (3.20%) LAN
6 41 (2.57%) WAN
7 39 (2.44%) DHCP
7 39 (2.44%) TCP/IP
8 27 (1.69%) Network Security
9 23 (1.44%) Internet
10 18 (1.13%) Wireless
11 17 (1.07%) SSL
12 16 (1.00%) SMTP
13 14 (0.88%) NetScaler
14 12 (0.75%) IPsec
14 12 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (0.75%) WLAN
15 11 (0.69%) NAS
15 11 (0.69%) SSH
16 10 (0.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (11.90%) Azure SQL Database
2 176 (11.03%) Data Warehouse
3 160 (10.03%) Power BI
4 159 (9.96%) SQL Server
5 128 (8.02%) Data Lake
6 86 (5.39%) MongoDB
6 86 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
7 84 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 81 (5.08%) MySQL
9 70 (4.39%) MariaDB
9 70 (4.39%) Redis
10 59 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 58 (3.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 53 (3.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 48 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 47 (2.94%) NoSQL
15 46 (2.88%) Big Data
16 40 (2.51%) Tableau
17 31 (1.94%) Relational Database
18 22 (1.38%) Delta Lake
Development Applications
1 230 (14.41%) Jenkins
2 102 (6.39%) Git (software)
3 68 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 54 (3.38%) TeamCity
5 48 (3.01%) Octopus Deploy
6 39 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 39 (2.44%) JIRA
7 32 (2.01%) GitLab
8 21 (1.32%) Vagrant
8 21 (1.32%) Visual Studio
9 20 (1.25%) Bitbucket
10 16 (1.00%) Hudson
10 16 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
11 12 (0.75%) CircleCI
11 12 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (0.50%) JSUnit
13 7 (0.44%) Selenium
14 5 (0.31%) git-flow
14 5 (0.31%) SonarQube
15 4 (0.25%) Artifactory
General
1 237 (14.85%) Finance
2 223 (13.97%) Social Skills
3 69 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (3.57%) Public Sector
5 45 (2.82%) Marketing
6 38 (2.38%) Retail
7 31 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.82%) Law
9 25 (1.57%) Electronics
10 24 (1.50%) Manufacturing
11 22 (1.38%) Banking
12 17 (1.07%) Publishing
13 16 (1.00%) Advertising
14 12 (0.75%) Documentation Skills
15 10 (0.63%) Billing
16 9 (0.56%) Games
16 9 (0.56%) Legal
16 9 (0.56%) Presentation Skills
17 7 (0.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 4 (0.25%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (10.28%) .NET
2 68 (4.26%) .NET Core
3 52 (3.26%) JSON
4 43 (2.69%) React
5 34 (2.13%) ASP.NET
6 33 (2.07%) .NET Framework
7 30 (1.88%) CSS
7 30 (1.88%) HTML
7 30 (1.88%) Web Services
8 28 (1.75%) Node.js
9 26 (1.63%) Elastic Stack
9 26 (1.63%) REST
10 20 (1.25%) RESTful
11 19 (1.19%) AngularJS
12 18 (1.13%) Kafka
13 17 (1.07%) OAuth
13 17 (1.07%) OAuth2
14 16 (1.00%) CSS3
14 16 (1.00%) Sass
14 16 (1.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 91 (5.70%) Public Cloud
2 86 (5.39%) Linux Command Line
3 85 (5.33%) Cloud Native
4 58 (3.63%) Data Centre
5 51 (3.20%) Hybrid Cloud
6 34 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (1.50%) Virtual Team
8 22 (1.38%) Clustering
9 18 (1.13%) Algorithms
10 16 (1.00%) Private Cloud
10 16 (1.00%) Replication
11 15 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (0.94%) Mobile App
12 14 (0.88%) Hedge funds
12 14 (0.88%) Internet of Things
13 13 (0.81%) Management Information System
14 12 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
14 12 (0.75%) Smart Home
15 10 (0.63%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 475 (29.76%) Windows
2 205 (12.84%) Linux
3 198 (12.41%) Windows Server
4 49 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
6 37 (2.32%) Windows 10
7 25 (1.57%) Windows Server 2019
8 21 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (1.19%) Unix
9 19 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (1.00%) Android
10 16 (1.00%) Apple iOS
11 13 (0.81%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.75%) VMS
13 10 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
14 9 (0.56%) CentOS
14 9 (0.56%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.44%) Alpine Linux
16 2 (0.13%) SUSE
17 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 956 (59.90%) DevOps
2 422 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (23.37%) Infrastructure as Code
4 318 (19.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 265 (16.60%) Migration
6 260 (16.29%) Analytics
7 203 (12.72%) Business Intelligence
8 169 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
9 157 (9.84%) Configuration Management
10 150 (9.40%) Software Engineering
11 124 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
12 122 (7.64%) ETL
12 122 (7.64%) Microservices
13 116 (7.27%) Data Modelling
14 97 (6.08%) Data Security
15 80 (5.01%) Data Engineering
16 79 (4.95%) Scrum
17 75 (4.70%) ITIL
17 75 (4.70%) Mentoring
18 73 (4.57%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 585 (36.65%) SQL
2 551 (34.52%) PowerShell
3 349 (21.87%) Python
4 254 (15.91%) C#
5 207 (12.97%) Bash Shell
6 144 (9.02%) JavaScript
7 133 (8.33%) Go
8 131 (8.21%) Java
9 94 (5.89%) Ruby
10 83 (5.20%) TypeScript
11 78 (4.89%) PHP
12 75 (4.70%) Groovy
13 54 (3.38%) T-SQL
14 39 (2.44%) Scala
15 25 (1.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 21 (1.32%) U-SQL
17 20 (1.25%) Perl
18 17 (1.07%) R
19 14 (0.88%) Shell Script
19 14 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 99 (6.20%) Security Cleared
2 85 (5.33%) SC Cleared
3 74 (4.64%) Degree
4 58 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (1.07%) CCNA
8 14 (0.88%) MCSE
9 7 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.38%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.25%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.25%) MCSA
13 3 (0.19%) CCNP
13 3 (0.19%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.19%) RHCE
13 3 (0.19%) RHCSA
14 2 (0.13%) CEH
14 2 (0.13%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.01%) SLA
2 27 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 24 (1.50%) GDPR
3 24 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.38%) NIST
5 20 (1.25%) QA
6 11 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (0.25%) SOC 2
8 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.063%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.063%) COBIT
System Software
1 384 (24.06%) Docker
2 379 (23.75%) Active Directory
3 141 (8.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (3.82%) Virtual Machines
5 42 (2.63%) Hyper-V
6 35 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
8 27 (1.69%) vSphere
9 12 (0.75%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.50%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.25%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.25%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.19%) XenApp
14 2 (0.13%) Firmware
14 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.063%) HDFS
15 1 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.063%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.063%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 505 (31.64%) Terraform
2 465 (29.14%) Kubernetes
3 262 (16.42%) Ansible
4 141 (8.83%) Puppet
5 126 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
6 96 (6.02%) Grafana
7 94 (5.89%) Prometheus
8 91 (5.70%) Microsoft Intune
9 56 (3.51%) SCCM
10 30 (1.88%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 28 (1.75%) Packer
12 24 (1.50%) Consul
13 21 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
14 20 (1.25%) Nagios
15 18 (1.13%) AirWatch
15 18 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
16 16 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
17 14 (0.88%) Jamf Pro
17 14 (0.88%) SCOM
18 12 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 728 (45.61%) Microsoft
2 217 (13.60%) VMware
3 161 (10.09%) Databricks
4 118 (7.39%) Oracle
5 93 (5.83%) EnterpriseDB
6 82 (5.14%) Google
7 74 (4.64%) New Relic
8 62 (3.88%) SaltStack
9 58 (3.63%) Cisco
10 52 (3.26%) Citrix
11 34 (2.13%) Splunk
12 33 (2.07%) SAP
13 32 (2.01%) NetApp
14 26 (1.63%) Palo Alto
15 20 (1.25%) SolarWinds
16 19 (1.19%) Alteryx
17 18 (1.13%) CyberArk
17 18 (1.13%) EMC
18 17 (1.07%) 3PAR
18 17 (1.07%) Nimble Storage