Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Azure Engineer was £51,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 199 416 633
Rank change year-on-year +217 +217 +152
Permanent jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 1,063 881 558
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 0.70% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 0.74% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,233 831 538
Median annual salary £51,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76% +9.95%

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 60,484 119,845 143,503
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 95.59% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,119 97,028 116,143
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 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 +196 939 £52,500 -12.50% 182
UK excluding London +225 645 £47,500 -5.00% 104
London +171 351 £65,000 -10.34% 82
Work from Home +87 316 £47,500 +5.56% 49
North of England +150 210 £47,500 +5.56% 36
South East +111 150 £50,000 -9.09% 22
Midlands +100 125 £50,000 - 21
Yorkshire +122 116 £47,500 -9.52% 16
West Midlands +88 92 £50,000 +11.11% 5
North West +84 82 £47,500 +5.56% 16
Scotland +84 53 £47,500 +26.67% 1
South West +108 47 £47,500 - 12
East of England +112 33 £50,250 +8.65% 9
East Midlands +68 30 £47,500 -29.63% 16
Wales +63 26 £47,500 -5.00% 2
North East - 12 £57,500 - 4
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 - 1

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 1,063 (100.00%) Azure
2 679 (63.88%) DevOps
3 498 (46.85%) Microsoft
4 448 (42.14%) SQL
5 414 (38.95%) Windows
6 370 (34.81%) PowerShell
7 340 (31.98%) Terraform
8 304 (28.60%) Infrastructure as Code
9 266 (25.02%) Agile Software Development
10 245 (23.05%) Kubernetes
11 229 (21.54%) Python
12 217 (20.41%) AWS
13 211 (19.85%) Active Directory
14 203 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
15 202 (19.00%) Migration
16 189 (17.78%) C#
17 187 (17.59%) Docker
18 183 (17.22%) Jenkins
19 176 (16.56%) Ansible
19 176 (16.56%) Azure SQL Database
20 166 (15.62%) Windows Server
21 165 (15.52%) SQL Server
22 161 (15.15%) Linux
23 153 (14.39%) PaaS
24 150 (14.11%) Oracle
25 146 (13.73%) Office 365
25 146 (13.73%) IaaS
26 141 (13.26%) .NET
27 140 (13.17%) Data Security
28 131 (12.32%) 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 89 (8.37%) IIS
2 71 (6.68%) SharePoint
3 26 (2.45%) MS Exchange
4 18 (1.69%) Apache Spark
5 15 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.13%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.03%) Apache
8 9 (0.85%) Confluence
9 5 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.38%) Luigi
10 4 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.28%) Drupal
11 3 (0.28%) nginx
11 3 (0.28%) WordPress
12 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.094%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.094%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Magento
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1,063 (100.00%) Azure
2 217 (20.41%) AWS
3 153 (14.39%) PaaS
4 146 (13.73%) IaaS
4 146 (13.73%) Office 365
5 121 (11.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 107 (10.07%) Serverless
7 80 (7.53%) SaaS
8 78 (7.34%) Azure Data Factory
9 76 (7.15%) Azure Functions
10 57 (5.36%) Power Platform
11 50 (4.70%) Datadog
12 42 (3.95%) GitHub
13 41 (3.86%) Pulumi
14 40 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
15 37 (3.48%) OneDrive
16 34 (3.20%) GCP
17 30 (2.82%) Logic Apps
18 19 (1.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 18 (1.69%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 90 (8.47%) Firewall
2 66 (6.21%) DNS
3 46 (4.33%) SAN
4 42 (3.95%) VPN
5 39 (3.67%) DHCP
5 39 (3.67%) WAN
6 33 (3.10%) Network Security
7 27 (2.54%) LAN
8 25 (2.35%) TCP/IP
9 18 (1.69%) Internet
10 15 (1.41%) VLAN
11 10 (0.94%) PBX
11 10 (0.94%) Unified Communications
12 8 (0.75%) NetScaler
12 8 (0.75%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (0.56%) Kerberos
13 6 (0.56%) Skype
14 5 (0.47%) MPLS
14 5 (0.47%) SSL
14 5 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (16.56%) Azure SQL Database
2 165 (15.52%) SQL Server
3 79 (7.43%) Cosmos DB
4 61 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (5.55%) Data Lake
6 50 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
7 47 (4.42%) Power BI
8 43 (4.05%) MySQL
8 43 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 42 (3.95%) Redis
10 38 (3.57%) MongoDB
11 36 (3.39%) MariaDB
12 27 (2.54%) NoSQL
13 25 (2.35%) Big Data
14 21 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (1.69%) Relational Database
16 16 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
16 16 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 13 (1.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 8 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 183 (17.22%) Jenkins
2 91 (8.56%) Git (software)
3 56 (5.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (3.86%) TeamCity
5 38 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
6 31 (2.92%) GitLab
7 28 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 22 (2.07%) JIRA
9 20 (1.88%) Visual Studio
10 17 (1.60%) Bitbucket
11 15 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
11 15 (1.41%) Subversion
12 13 (1.22%) Hudson
13 12 (1.13%) Vagrant
14 10 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (0.56%) git-flow
15 6 (0.56%) SonarQube
16 5 (0.47%) Artifactory
16 5 (0.47%) Maven
16 5 (0.47%) Selenium
General
1 124 (11.67%) Finance
2 43 (4.05%) Law
3 40 (3.76%) Games
4 32 (3.01%) Marketing
4 32 (3.01%) Public Sector
5 25 (2.35%) Banking
6 24 (2.26%) Publishing
7 18 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.03%) Electronics
8 11 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.75%) Legal
9 8 (0.75%) Retail
10 5 (0.47%) Advertising
11 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.28%) Automotive
12 3 (0.28%) Billing
12 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.19%) Local Government
14 1 (0.094%) Environmental Health
14 1 (0.094%) Housing Association
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (13.26%) .NET
2 42 (3.95%) Web Services
3 28 (2.63%) .NET Core
4 25 (2.35%) SAML
4 25 (2.35%) YAML
5 19 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
6 15 (1.41%) Kafka
7 14 (1.32%) JSON
7 14 (1.32%) React
8 13 (1.22%) ASP.NET
8 13 (1.22%) Node.js
9 12 (1.13%) .NET Framework
9 12 (1.13%) CSS
10 11 (1.03%) REST
11 10 (0.94%) SOAP
12 9 (0.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 9 (0.85%) WinForms
13 8 (0.75%) AngularJS
14 7 (0.66%) Entity Framework
14 7 (0.66%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (4.99%) Public Cloud
2 52 (4.89%) Linux Command Line
3 45 (4.23%) Cloud Native
4 36 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (3.20%) Data Centre
6 22 (2.07%) Data Structures
7 21 (1.98%) Private Cloud
8 18 (1.69%) Clustering
8 18 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.41%) Replication
10 14 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.85%) PlayStation
13 8 (0.75%) Internet of Things
14 6 (0.56%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 5 (0.47%) PKI
16 4 (0.38%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 414 (38.95%) Windows
2 166 (15.62%) Windows Server
3 161 (15.15%) Linux
4 38 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (3.39%) Windows 10
6 35 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (2.63%) Windows Server 2016
8 19 (1.79%) Windows Server 2019
9 17 (1.60%) Ubuntu
9 17 (1.60%) Unix
10 14 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (1.13%) VMS
12 8 (0.75%) CentOS
12 8 (0.75%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.56%) Android
13 6 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.56%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.47%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.38%) Debian
16 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (63.88%) DevOps
2 304 (28.60%) Infrastructure as Code
3 266 (25.02%) Agile Software Development
4 203 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
5 202 (19.00%) Migration
6 140 (13.17%) Data Security
7 131 (12.32%) Analytics
8 128 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 123 (11.57%) Configuration Management
10 89 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
11 86 (8.09%) Software Engineering
12 84 (7.90%) Problem-Solving
13 66 (6.21%) Microservices
14 59 (5.55%) Fintech
15 54 (5.08%) Project Management
16 52 (4.89%) Identity Access Management
17 50 (4.70%) Infrastructure Automation
18 49 (4.61%) Project Delivery
19 47 (4.42%) ETL
19 47 (4.42%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 448 (42.14%) SQL
2 370 (34.81%) PowerShell
3 229 (21.54%) Python
4 189 (17.78%) C#
5 99 (9.31%) Java
6 87 (8.18%) JavaScript
7 86 (8.09%) Bash Shell
8 64 (6.02%) Go
9 62 (5.83%) Ruby
10 45 (4.23%) T-SQL
11 43 (4.05%) PHP
12 40 (3.76%) TypeScript
13 39 (3.67%) Groovy
14 23 (2.16%) Perl
15 19 (1.79%) R
16 17 (1.60%) Scala
17 14 (1.32%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.94%) C++
19 9 (0.85%) VB
20 4 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 54 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 50 (4.70%) Degree
3 44 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.51%) AWS Certification
5 15 (1.41%) CCNA
5 15 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.56%) RHCE
8 5 (0.47%) RHCSA
9 4 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.28%) CCNP
10 3 (0.28%) MCP
10 3 (0.28%) MCSE
11 2 (0.19%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.19%) MCSA
12 1 (0.094%) PhD
12 1 (0.094%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.094%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.57%) SLA
2 16 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.03%) PMO
4 6 (0.56%) QA
5 5 (0.47%) GDPR
6 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.094%) NIST
8 1 (0.094%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.094%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 211 (19.85%) Active Directory
2 187 (17.59%) Docker
3 81 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (3.10%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
8 16 (1.51%) vSphere
9 7 (0.66%) Firmware
10 4 (0.38%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.28%) XenApp
12 2 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.19%) HDFS
12 2 (0.19%) NFS
12 2 (0.19%) vCloud
12 2 (0.19%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.094%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 340 (31.98%) Terraform
2 245 (23.05%) Kubernetes
3 176 (16.56%) Ansible
4 131 (12.32%) Puppet
5 98 (9.22%) Opscode Chef
6 61 (5.74%) Grafana
7 55 (5.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 52 (4.89%) Prometheus
9 30 (2.82%) SCCM
10 22 (2.07%) Microsoft Clustering
11 21 (1.98%) Packer
12 19 (1.79%) Nagios
13 17 (1.60%) WSUS
14 16 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
15 13 (1.22%) Consul
16 8 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
17 7 (0.66%) Backup Exec
17 7 (0.66%) Control-M
17 7 (0.66%) Rancher
18 6 (0.56%) Graphite
Vendors
1 498 (46.85%) Microsoft
2 150 (14.11%) Oracle
3 131 (12.32%) VMware
4 126 (11.85%) EnterpriseDB
5 54 (5.08%) Databricks
6 45 (4.23%) SaltStack
7 42 (3.95%) Cisco
8 37 (3.48%) New Relic
9 30 (2.82%) Citrix
10 24 (2.26%) Red Hat
11 21 (1.98%) Google
11 21 (1.98%) SolarWinds
12 19 (1.79%) CheckPoint
13 18 (1.69%) Splunk
14 16 (1.51%) HP
14 16 (1.51%) Veeam
15 13 (1.22%) Dynatrace
15 13 (1.22%) Meraki
15 13 (1.22%) SAP
15 13 (1.22%) Zscaler