Period
to 26 September 2020

The median annual salary for an Azure Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 248 462 669
Rank change year-on-year +214 +207 +159
Permanent jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 625 865 566
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 0.62% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 0.64% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 641 792 540
Median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,775 £41,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +2.44%

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 45,669 134,450 160,759
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.76% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 37,390 107,009 129,523
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £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 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 26 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Azure Engineer in the UK

Azure Engineer
Top 17 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 26 September 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 +221 593 £60,000 - 151
London +205 321 £70,000 - 54
UK excluding London +197 287 £50,000 - 100
Work from Home +72 90 £47,500 -20.83% 34
South East +111 89 £52,500 - 24
North of England +177 76 £50,000 +5.26% 38
Midlands +134 67 £50,000 +11.11% 21
West Midlands +111 55 £50,000 +12.36% 18
Yorkshire +158 42 £47,500 +13.43% 13
North West +126 29 £55,000 +10.00% 24
East of England +124 21 £42,500 -29.17% 9
South West +146 16 £52,500 +13.51% 3
East Midlands +80 12 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Wales +49 10 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Scotland +89 7 £47,500 -13.64% 1
North East +13 5 £48,500 -10.19% 1
Northern Ireland +22 1 £42,500 - 1

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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.

1 625 (100.00%) Azure
2 353 (56.48%) DevOps
3 257 (41.12%) Microsoft
4 196 (31.36%) PowerShell
5 189 (30.24%) Windows
6 185 (29.60%) SQL
7 174 (27.84%) Terraform
8 161 (25.76%) Kubernetes
9 157 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
10 140 (22.40%) Python
11 131 (20.96%) SQL Server
11 131 (20.96%) AWS
12 129 (20.64%) Docker
13 123 (19.68%) Office 365
14 115 (18.40%) C#
15 113 (18.08%) Active Directory
16 112 (17.92%) Finance
17 102 (16.32%) Linux
18 100 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 99 (15.84%) Infrastructure as Code
20 95 (15.20%) IaaS
21 93 (14.88%) Jenkins
22 92 (14.72%) Azure SQL Database
22 92 (14.72%) .NET
23 90 (14.40%) Windows Server
24 83 (13.28%) PaaS
25 82 (13.12%) Ansible
26 80 (12.80%) Analytics
27 77 (12.32%) Data Lake
28 76 (12.16%) VMware

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 42 (6.72%) SharePoint
2 38 (6.08%) IIS
3 30 (4.80%) MS Exchange
4 17 (2.72%) Apache Spark
5 15 (2.40%) Skype for Business
6 11 (1.76%) Apache
7 10 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.96%) Confluence
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Synapse
10 1 (0.16%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.16%) nginx
10 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 625 (100.00%) Azure
2 131 (20.96%) AWS
3 123 (19.68%) Office 365
4 95 (15.20%) IaaS
5 83 (13.28%) PaaS
6 75 (12.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 64 (10.24%) Azure Data Factory
8 53 (8.48%) Power Platform
9 50 (8.00%) Serverless
10 39 (6.24%) SaaS
11 35 (5.60%) Azure Functions
12 33 (5.28%) Cloud Computing
13 30 (4.80%) GCP
14 15 (2.40%) OneDrive
15 13 (2.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 13 (2.08%) GitHub
16 11 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
17 9 (1.44%) Power Automate
18 8 (1.28%) Azure Stack
18 8 (1.28%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 65 (10.40%) Firewall
2 41 (6.56%) VPN
3 37 (5.92%) Network Security
4 36 (5.76%) DNS
5 33 (5.28%) WAN
6 31 (4.96%) SAN
7 27 (4.32%) LAN
8 23 (3.68%) DHCP
9 17 (2.72%) NetScaler
10 14 (2.24%) TCP/IP
11 8 (1.28%) HTTP
11 8 (1.28%) PBX
11 8 (1.28%) Skype
11 8 (1.28%) Unified Communications
12 7 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (1.12%) SSL
13 6 (0.96%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.96%) VoIP
14 5 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (20.96%) SQL Server
2 92 (14.72%) Azure SQL Database
3 77 (12.32%) Data Lake
4 64 (10.24%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (6.72%) Cosmos DB
6 40 (6.40%) Power BI
7 34 (5.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 28 (4.48%) NoSQL
9 21 (3.36%) Big Data
10 20 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (2.24%) MongoDB
12 13 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (1.92%) Snowflake Schema
14 11 (1.76%) MySQL
14 11 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (1.60%) Redis
15 10 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (1.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (1.44%) OLAP
17 8 (1.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 93 (14.88%) Jenkins
2 61 (9.76%) Git (software)
3 52 (8.32%) TeamCity
4 51 (8.16%) Octopus Deploy
5 26 (4.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 24 (3.84%) GitLab
7 18 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (2.40%) Visual Studio
9 12 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (1.76%) Bitbucket
10 11 (1.76%) JIRA
11 10 (1.60%) Subversion
12 7 (1.12%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.96%) Artifactory
14 5 (0.80%) Selenium
15 4 (0.64%) Gatling
15 4 (0.64%) JUnit
15 4 (0.64%) NUnit
16 3 (0.48%) git-flow
16 3 (0.48%) Maven
General
1 112 (17.92%) Finance
2 29 (4.64%) Banking
3 23 (3.68%) Law
4 16 (2.56%) Games
4 16 (2.56%) Marketing
4 16 (2.56%) Public Sector
5 15 (2.40%) Retail
6 7 (1.12%) Advertising
7 6 (0.96%) Legal
7 6 (0.96%) Publishing
7 6 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.32%) Local Government
8 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Automotive
9 1 (0.16%) Billing
9 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.16%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (14.72%) .NET
2 20 (3.20%) .NET Core
3 15 (2.40%) CSS
3 15 (2.40%) Kafka
3 15 (2.40%) Web Services
4 11 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
5 10 (1.60%) .NET Framework
5 10 (1.60%) HTML
5 10 (1.60%) YAML
6 9 (1.44%) WinForms
7 8 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (1.28%) REST
8 7 (1.12%) PySpark
8 7 (1.12%) React
8 7 (1.12%) RESTful
9 6 (0.96%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.96%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.96%) SAML
9 6 (0.96%) XML
10 5 (0.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.16%) Cloud Native
2 40 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (6.08%) Public Cloud
4 24 (3.84%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (3.04%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (2.24%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (2.08%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.60%) Clustering
9 9 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.44%) PlayStation
10 8 (1.28%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.80%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.80%) PMI
12 5 (0.80%) Replication
13 4 (0.64%) Blog
14 3 (0.48%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 189 (30.24%) Windows
2 102 (16.32%) Linux
3 90 (14.40%) Windows Server
4 25 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (3.84%) Windows Server 2016
6 23 (3.68%) Windows 10
7 19 (3.04%) Windows Server 2019
8 15 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.76%) Unix
10 11 (1.76%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.96%) Debian
11 6 (0.96%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.96%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.80%) CentOS
12 5 (0.80%) VMS
13 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (56.48%) DevOps
2 157 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 99 (15.84%) Infrastructure as Code
5 80 (12.80%) Analytics
6 72 (11.52%) Software Engineering
7 68 (10.88%) Fintech
8 67 (10.72%) Continuous Integration
9 64 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
10 48 (7.68%) Configuration Management
11 45 (7.20%) Migration
12 44 (7.04%) Microservices
13 43 (6.88%) Data Security
14 38 (6.08%) ETL
14 38 (6.08%) Test Automation
15 36 (5.76%) Data Engineering
16 35 (5.60%) Infrastructure Automation
17 32 (5.12%) Cybersecurity
18 31 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
19 27 (4.32%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 196 (31.36%) PowerShell
2 185 (29.60%) SQL
3 140 (22.40%) Python
4 115 (18.40%) C#
5 42 (6.72%) Java
6 41 (6.56%) Bash Shell
7 36 (5.76%) T-SQL
8 33 (5.28%) JavaScript
9 27 (4.32%) Perl
10 24 (3.84%) Scala
11 19 (3.04%) Ruby
12 18 (2.88%) Go
13 12 (1.92%) R
14 11 (1.76%) PHP
14 11 (1.76%) TypeScript
15 9 (1.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 9 (1.44%) Groovy
15 9 (1.44%) VB
16 8 (1.28%) U-SQL
17 7 (1.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 44 (7.04%) Degree
2 22 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (1.92%) AWS Certification
5 10 (1.60%) CCNA
6 8 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.80%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.64%) MCSE
9 3 (0.48%) MCT
9 3 (0.48%) SANS
10 2 (0.32%) CISSP
11 1 (0.16%) CCNP
11 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.16%) MCP
11 1 (0.16%) PhD
11 1 (0.16%) RHCE
11 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.16%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.20%) SLA
2 11 (1.76%) NIST
3 10 (1.60%) PMO
4 5 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.80%) QA
5 3 (0.48%) AICPA
5 3 (0.48%) COBIT
5 3 (0.48%) GDPR
5 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.16%) NCSC
System Software
1 129 (20.64%) Docker
2 113 (18.08%) Active Directory
3 44 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (3.84%) vSphere
5 21 (3.36%) Hyper-V
6 16 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.80%) XenApp
9 4 (0.64%) vCloud
10 3 (0.48%) Firmware
10 3 (0.48%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 174 (27.84%) Terraform
2 161 (25.76%) Kubernetes
3 82 (13.12%) Ansible
4 60 (9.60%) Puppet
5 44 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (4.96%) SCCM
7 29 (4.64%) Microsoft Intune
8 19 (3.04%) Grafana
9 14 (2.24%) Microsoft Clustering
9 14 (2.24%) Prometheus
10 12 (1.92%) WSUS
11 7 (1.12%) Control-M
11 7 (1.12%) Nagios
12 6 (0.96%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.80%) Graphite
13 5 (0.80%) HP Data Protector
13 5 (0.80%) Packer
14 4 (0.64%) Kibana
14 4 (0.64%) Rancher
Vendors
1 257 (41.12%) Microsoft
2 76 (12.16%) VMware
3 54 (8.64%) Databricks
4 50 (8.00%) Cisco
5 41 (6.56%) Citrix
6 23 (3.68%) CheckPoint
7 19 (3.04%) Oracle
8 16 (2.56%) Meraki
9 15 (2.40%) HP
10 13 (2.08%) Splunk
11 12 (1.92%) Dynatrace
11 12 (1.92%) Juniper
11 12 (1.92%) Zscaler
12 11 (1.76%) Blue Coat
12 11 (1.76%) EnterpriseDB
12 11 (1.76%) Google
12 11 (1.76%) New Relic
12 11 (1.76%) SolarWinds
12 11 (1.76%) Veeam
13 8 (1.28%) Netskope