Period
to 19 October 2021

The median annual salary for an Azure Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 302 239 464
Rank change year-on-year -63 +225 +191
Permanent jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 1,475 687 860
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.42% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.49% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,314 622 726
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £38,375
25th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -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 114,589 45,998 130,402
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.25% 94.99% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 79,343 38,484 105,266
10th Percentile £31,875 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £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 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -46 1,342 £60,000 +6.67% 231
UK excluding London -49 711 £55,000 +10.00% 141
London -83 607 £70,000 - 102
Work from Home -47 480 £60,000 +26.32% 52
North of England +28 339 £52,500 +5.00% 45
Yorkshire -10 177 £47,500 -5.00% 15
South East -96 156 £60,000 +20.00% 21
North West +1 149 £55,000 +4.76% 25
Midlands -98 96 £57,500 +15.00% 30
West Midlands -104 81 £55,000 +10.00% 18
South West -43 72 £47,500 -9.52% 17
Scotland -84 23 £70,000 +47.37% 10
East Midlands -73 15 £60,000 +26.32% 12
East of England -107 15 £45,000 +5.88% 13
North East -21 13 £58,750 +32.02% 5
Wales -51 10 £45,000 -5.26% 4

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,475 (100.00%) Azure
2 927 (62.85%) DevOps
3 609 (41.29%) Microsoft
4 520 (35.25%) PowerShell
5 511 (34.64%) SQL
6 473 (32.07%) Terraform
7 422 (28.61%) Kubernetes
8 392 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
9 386 (26.17%) Windows
10 385 (26.10%) Infrastructure as Code
11 370 (25.08%) Python
12 365 (24.75%) Docker
13 305 (20.68%) AWS
14 298 (20.20%) Active Directory
15 286 (19.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 266 (18.03%) Ansible
17 254 (17.22%) Migration
18 252 (17.08%) PaaS
19 241 (16.34%) IaaS
20 235 (15.93%) Analytics
21 231 (15.66%) Microsoft 365
22 229 (15.53%) Social Skills
23 227 (15.39%) Finance
24 213 (14.44%) Jenkins
25 206 (13.97%) Linux
26 205 (13.90%) C#
27 197 (13.36%) Bash Shell
28 185 (12.54%) Azure Active Directory
29 178 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
30 177 (12.00%) ARM Templates

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 69 (4.68%) SharePoint
2 44 (2.98%) Apache Spark
3 28 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
4 26 (1.76%) IIS
5 17 (1.15%) MS Exchange
6 15 (1.02%) Confluence
7 13 (0.88%) Apache
8 7 (0.47%) Traefik
9 3 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.20%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.14%) nginx
11 1 (0.068%) Apache Synapse
11 1 (0.068%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.068%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.068%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.068%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.068%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (1.36%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.14%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.068%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,475 (100.00%) Azure
2 305 (20.68%) AWS
3 252 (17.08%) PaaS
4 241 (16.34%) IaaS
5 231 (15.66%) Microsoft 365
6 185 (12.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 169 (11.46%) Power Platform
8 164 (11.12%) Azure Data Factory
9 129 (8.75%) SaaS
10 109 (7.39%) GCP
11 107 (7.25%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 80 (5.42%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 80 (5.42%) Serverless
13 69 (4.68%) GitHub
14 65 (4.41%) Pulumi
15 64 (4.34%) Datadog
16 47 (3.19%) Azure Functions
17 45 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
18 33 (2.24%) Azure Sentinel
18 33 (2.24%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 105 (7.12%) Firewall
2 80 (5.42%) DNS
3 55 (3.73%) SAN
4 48 (3.25%) VPN
5 47 (3.19%) DHCP
6 38 (2.58%) LAN
7 35 (2.37%) TCP/IP
8 33 (2.24%) WAN
9 26 (1.76%) Network Security
10 20 (1.36%) Internet
11 18 (1.22%) SMTP
12 14 (0.95%) IPv4
12 14 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (0.88%) SSL
13 13 (0.88%) Wireless
14 12 (0.81%) SNMP
14 12 (0.81%) SSH
15 11 (0.75%) HTTPS
15 11 (0.75%) IPv6
15 11 (0.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (11.66%) Data Warehouse
2 157 (10.64%) Azure SQL Database
3 149 (10.10%) SQL Server
4 145 (9.83%) Power BI
5 137 (9.29%) Data Lake
6 95 (6.44%) PostgreSQL
7 87 (5.90%) MySQL
8 81 (5.49%) MongoDB
9 72 (4.88%) Big Data
10 60 (4.07%) MariaDB
11 58 (3.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 57 (3.86%) NoSQL
12 57 (3.86%) Redis
13 55 (3.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 48 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 44 (2.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 33 (2.24%) Tableau
17 32 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 28 (1.90%) Relational Database
19 16 (1.08%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 213 (14.44%) Jenkins
2 120 (8.14%) Git (software)
3 54 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 52 (3.53%) TeamCity
5 48 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 40 (2.71%) GitLab
7 34 (2.31%) JIRA
8 33 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
9 27 (1.83%) CircleCI
10 21 (1.42%) Bitbucket
11 19 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (1.02%) Visual Studio
13 13 (0.88%) Vagrant
14 10 (0.68%) SonarQube
15 9 (0.61%) Hudson
16 7 (0.47%) RStudio
17 4 (0.27%) kappa
17 4 (0.27%) Maven
17 4 (0.27%) PyCharm
17 4 (0.27%) Selenium
General
1 229 (15.53%) Social Skills
2 227 (15.39%) Finance
3 82 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (2.85%) Retail
5 33 (2.24%) Public Sector
6 29 (1.97%) Marketing
7 28 (1.90%) Law
8 23 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
10 18 (1.22%) Electronics
10 18 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 16 (1.08%) Legal
11 16 (1.08%) Publishing
12 14 (0.95%) Advertising
13 11 (0.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 10 (0.68%) Banking
15 9 (0.61%) Organisational Skills
16 7 (0.47%) Czech Language
16 7 (0.47%) Games
17 5 (0.34%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (12.00%) ARM Templates
2 135 (9.15%) .NET
3 57 (3.86%) JSON
4 46 (3.12%) .NET Core
5 38 (2.58%) YAML
6 36 (2.44%) Node.js
7 31 (2.10%) .NET Framework
8 29 (1.97%) React
9 28 (1.90%) Kafka
10 22 (1.49%) REST
10 22 (1.49%) RESTful
11 21 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
11 21 (1.42%) Web Services
12 20 (1.36%) ASP.NET
13 16 (1.08%) OAuth
14 14 (0.95%) AngularJS
14 14 (0.95%) OAuth2
15 11 (0.75%) XML
16 10 (0.68%) CSS
16 10 (0.68%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.78%) Public Cloud
2 76 (5.15%) Linux Command Line
3 69 (4.68%) Cloud Native
4 56 (3.80%) Data Centre
5 39 (2.64%) Hybrid Cloud
6 28 (1.90%) Private Cloud
7 26 (1.76%) Virtual Team
8 25 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (1.49%) Algorithms
10 20 (1.36%) Hedge funds
11 19 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.29%) Replication
12 17 (1.15%) Management Information System
13 16 (1.08%) Internet of Things
14 15 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
15 14 (0.95%) Clustering
16 11 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
17 10 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
17 10 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
18 9 (0.61%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 386 (26.17%) Windows
2 206 (13.97%) Linux
3 146 (9.90%) Windows Server
4 47 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 30 (2.03%) Windows Server 2016
7 27 (1.83%) Windows Server 2019
8 23 (1.56%) Unix
9 21 (1.42%) Android
10 20 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (1.22%) Apple iOS
12 11 (0.75%) Data ONTAP
12 11 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.54%) VMS
14 7 (0.47%) CentOS
14 7 (0.47%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.41%) Debian
15 6 (0.41%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.34%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 927 (62.85%) DevOps
2 392 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
3 385 (26.10%) Infrastructure as Code
4 286 (19.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 254 (17.22%) Migration
6 235 (15.93%) Analytics
7 178 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
8 173 (11.73%) Configuration Management
9 164 (11.12%) Continuous Integration
10 131 (8.88%) Software Engineering
11 130 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
12 113 (7.66%) Data Modelling
12 113 (7.66%) ETL
13 105 (7.12%) Scrum
14 92 (6.24%) Microservices
15 90 (6.10%) Data Security
16 83 (5.63%) Data Engineering
17 73 (4.95%) Data Pipeline
17 73 (4.95%) Mentoring
18 69 (4.68%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 520 (35.25%) PowerShell
2 511 (34.64%) SQL
3 370 (25.08%) Python
4 205 (13.90%) C#
5 197 (13.36%) Bash Shell
6 124 (8.41%) Java
7 122 (8.27%) JavaScript
8 110 (7.46%) Go
9 100 (6.78%) Ruby
10 71 (4.81%) TypeScript
11 69 (4.68%) PHP
12 60 (4.07%) Scala
13 52 (3.53%) Groovy
14 35 (2.37%) T-SQL
15 26 (1.76%) Perl
16 25 (1.69%) R
17 22 (1.49%) Shell Script
18 20 (1.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 14 (0.95%) C
19 14 (0.95%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 73 (4.95%) Degree
2 73 (4.95%) SC Cleared
3 54 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (1.29%) CCNA
7 12 (0.81%) MCSE
8 10 (0.68%) CISSP
9 6 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.41%) CEH
9 6 (0.41%) MCSA
10 5 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (0.34%) CCNP
11 3 (0.20%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.14%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.14%) GIAC
13 1 (0.068%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.068%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.37%) Data Quality
2 25 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.63%) SLA
4 23 (1.56%) QA
5 21 (1.42%) NIST
6 16 (1.08%) GDPR
7 11 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (0.34%) SOC 2
9 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.068%) COBIT
10 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 365 (24.75%) Docker
2 298 (20.20%) Active Directory
3 124 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (4.34%) Virtual Machines
5 39 (2.64%) Hyper-V
6 29 (1.97%) Virtual Desktop
7 26 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (1.42%) vSphere
9 15 (1.02%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.47%) XenApp
11 6 (0.41%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.14%) Firmware
13 2 (0.14%) HDFS
13 2 (0.14%) LXC
14 1 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.068%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.068%) vCloud
14 1 (0.068%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 473 (32.07%) Terraform
2 422 (28.61%) Kubernetes
3 266 (18.03%) Ansible
4 146 (9.90%) Puppet
5 134 (9.08%) Opscode Chef
6 79 (5.36%) Microsoft Intune
7 77 (5.22%) Grafana
8 76 (5.15%) Prometheus
9 57 (3.86%) SCCM
10 19 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
11 18 (1.22%) Cobbler
11 18 (1.22%) Packer
12 17 (1.15%) CFEngine
13 16 (1.08%) AirWatch
14 15 (1.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 15 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
14 15 (1.02%) Jamf Pro
14 15 (1.02%) SCOM
15 13 (0.88%) Consul
16 9 (0.61%) Rancher
Vendors
1 609 (41.29%) Microsoft
2 173 (11.73%) Databricks
3 162 (10.98%) VMware
4 112 (7.59%) Oracle
5 82 (5.56%) EnterpriseDB
6 75 (5.08%) Google
7 71 (4.81%) New Relic
8 70 (4.75%) SaltStack
9 51 (3.46%) Cisco
10 41 (2.78%) Citrix
11 35 (2.37%) NetApp
12 28 (1.90%) SAP
13 25 (1.69%) EMC
14 23 (1.56%) Splunk
15 22 (1.49%) SolarWinds
16 19 (1.29%) Palo Alto
17 18 (1.22%) ServiceNow
18 15 (1.02%) Red Hat
19 13 (0.88%) Alteryx
19 13 (0.88%) CyberArk