Period
to 23 January 2022

The median annual salary for an Azure Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 322 205 423
Rank change year-on-year -117 +218 +224
Permanent jobs requiring an Azure Engineer 1,359 1,055 895
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.67% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.75% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,136 938 775
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £38,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +23.81% -12.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £49,165 £52,500
% change year-on-year +22.04% -6.35% +2.94%

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 117,962 60,201 120,267
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.11% 95.13% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 78,952 49,310 97,428
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -106 1,212 £65,000 +18.18% 252
UK excluding London -142 627 £60,000 +22.04% 127
London -70 559 £70,000 +7.69% 125
Work from Home -100 439 £70,000 +47.37% 70
North of England -82 249 £60,000 +20.00% 26
South East -87 173 £63,750 +27.50% 39
Yorkshire -60 130 £60,000 +21.21% 13
North West -75 105 £60,000 +26.32% 10
Midlands -112 100 £68,750 +37.50% 26
West Midlands -92 75 £70,000 +40.00% 22
South West -31 67 £60,500 +27.37% 9
East Midlands -68 25 £60,000 +19.40% 4
East of England -99 22 £53,000 +0.95% 20
North East -26 14 £62,500 +8.70% 3
Scotland -105 14 £70,000 +47.37% 4
Wales -70 3 £55,000 +15.79% 3
Northern Ireland -30 2 £60,000 +41.18% 1

Azure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 1,359 (100.00%) Azure
2 889 (65.42%) DevOps
3 497 (36.57%) PowerShell
4 478 (35.17%) Microsoft
5 455 (33.48%) Terraform
6 439 (32.30%) Python
7 438 (32.23%) CI/CD
8 413 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
9 388 (28.55%) SQL
10 385 (28.33%) Windows
11 341 (25.09%) Kubernetes
12 296 (21.78%) AWS
13 278 (20.46%) Docker
14 270 (19.87%) Infrastructure as Code
15 265 (19.50%) Ansible
16 226 (16.63%) Analytics
17 212 (15.60%) Bash
18 210 (15.45%) PaaS
19 209 (15.38%) .NET
19 209 (15.38%) Active Directory
20 207 (15.23%) Databricks
21 206 (15.16%) Finance
22 198 (14.57%) Azure Data Factory
23 189 (13.91%) IaaS
24 185 (13.61%) Data Lake
25 184 (13.54%) Social Skills
25 184 (13.54%) Linux
26 183 (13.47%) Git (software)
27 180 (13.25%) Windows Server
28 170 (12.51%) Microsoft 365

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 50 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.58%) Apache Spark
3 24 (1.77%) Apache
4 18 (1.32%) IIS
5 16 (1.18%) Confluence
5 16 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (1.18%) MS Exchange
6 11 (0.81%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (0.37%) Luigi
8 4 (0.29%) nginx
9 3 (0.22%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.15%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.074%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.074%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.074%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.074%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.074%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.074%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.29%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.15%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1,359 (100.00%) Azure
2 296 (21.78%) AWS
3 210 (15.45%) PaaS
4 198 (14.57%) Azure Data Factory
5 189 (13.91%) IaaS
6 170 (12.51%) Microsoft 365
7 162 (11.92%) Azure Active Directory
8 150 (11.04%) Azure Monitor
9 130 (9.57%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 124 (9.12%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 124 (9.12%) Serverless
11 116 (8.54%) GitHub
12 114 (8.39%) Power Platform
13 100 (7.36%) Azure Functions
13 100 (7.36%) Azure Service Bus
14 90 (6.62%) SaaS
15 83 (6.11%) GCP
16 74 (5.45%) GitHub Actions
17 71 (5.22%) Azure Event Grid
18 40 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 88 (6.48%) Firewall
2 64 (4.71%) Cisco IPT
3 62 (4.56%) DNS
4 41 (3.02%) VPN
5 40 (2.94%) Network Security
6 39 (2.87%) SAN
7 36 (2.65%) DHCP
8 23 (1.69%) WAN
9 21 (1.55%) LAN
10 19 (1.40%) VLAN
11 15 (1.10%) HTTPS
11 15 (1.10%) TCP/IP
12 14 (1.03%) SSL
13 13 (0.96%) Internet
14 12 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (0.81%) NAS
16 10 (0.74%) Wireless
17 8 (0.59%) SMTP
18 7 (0.52%) IPsec
19 6 (0.44%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (13.61%) Data Lake
2 152 (11.18%) SQL Server
3 128 (9.42%) Data Warehouse
4 111 (8.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 110 (8.09%) Big Data
6 104 (7.65%) PostgreSQL
7 94 (6.92%) Power BI
8 82 (6.03%) MySQL
9 58 (4.27%) NoSQL
10 45 (3.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 45 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 41 (3.02%) MongoDB
12 25 (1.84%) Redis
13 22 (1.62%) Hadoop
14 19 (1.40%) MariaDB
15 18 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 17 (1.25%) Tableau
17 16 (1.18%) Relational Database
18 14 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
19 12 (0.88%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 183 (13.47%) Git (software)
2 163 (11.99%) Jenkins
3 136 (10.01%) TeamCity
4 123 (9.05%) Octopus Deploy
5 37 (2.72%) JIRA
6 34 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 32 (2.35%) GitLab
8 23 (1.69%) CircleCI
8 23 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (1.47%) Selenium
10 15 (1.10%) Bitbucket
11 12 (0.88%) SonarQube
12 10 (0.74%) SpecFlow
13 9 (0.66%) RStudio
13 9 (0.66%) Vagrant
14 8 (0.59%) Hudson
14 8 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (0.52%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.52%) Maven
15 7 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 206 (15.16%) Finance
2 184 (13.54%) Social Skills
3 57 (4.19%) Retail
4 55 (4.05%) Banking
5 52 (3.83%) Law
6 47 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (1.62%) Public Sector
8 21 (1.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 19 (1.40%) Legal
10 16 (1.18%) Games
11 15 (1.10%) Marketing
12 14 (1.03%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.88%) Publishing
14 11 (0.81%) Advertising
15 10 (0.74%) Billing
15 10 (0.74%) Telecoms
16 8 (0.59%) Documentation Skills
17 7 (0.52%) Organisational Skills
18 6 (0.44%) Back Office
19 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (15.38%) .NET
2 123 (9.05%) ARM Templates
3 53 (3.90%) React
4 50 (3.68%) .NET Core
5 49 (3.61%) JSON
6 48 (3.53%) YAML
7 40 (2.94%) Node.js
8 33 (2.43%) AngularJS
9 29 (2.13%) ASP.NET
10 27 (1.99%) .NET Framework
11 19 (1.40%) RESTful
12 18 (1.32%) Kafka
13 17 (1.25%) CSS
13 17 (1.25%) HTML
13 17 (1.25%) HTML5
14 16 (1.18%) ADO
15 15 (1.10%) REST
16 14 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web API
17 13 (0.96%) CSS3
18 12 (0.88%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 73 (5.37%) Public Cloud
2 48 (3.53%) Data Centre
3 40 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
4 37 (2.72%) Cloud Native
5 30 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
6 27 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.40%) Private Cloud
8 18 (1.32%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.18%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.10%) User Experience
11 14 (1.03%) Replication
12 12 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
12 12 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (0.81%) FMCG
13 11 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
14 10 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (0.74%) Life Science
15 9 (0.66%) Clustering
15 9 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 385 (28.33%) Windows
2 184 (13.54%) Linux
3 180 (13.25%) Windows Server
4 34 (2.50%) Windows 10
5 32 (2.35%) Windows Server 2016
6 30 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (2.21%) Windows Server 2019
7 22 (1.62%) Unix
8 19 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.81%) Android
10 10 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.74%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.59%) VMS
13 7 (0.52%) CentOS
14 6 (0.44%) Debian
15 2 (0.15%) SUSE
16 1 (0.074%) Solaris
16 1 (0.074%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 889 (65.42%) DevOps
2 438 (32.23%) CI/CD
3 413 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
4 270 (19.87%) Infrastructure as Code
5 226 (16.63%) Analytics
6 169 (12.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 163 (11.99%) Migration
8 155 (11.41%) ETL
9 146 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
10 137 (10.08%) Configuration Management
11 126 (9.27%) Software Engineering
12 122 (8.98%) Scrum
13 121 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
14 117 (8.61%) Log Analytics
15 112 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
16 100 (7.36%) Data Security
16 100 (7.36%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 97 (7.14%) SDLC
18 89 (6.55%) Microservices
19 84 (6.18%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 497 (36.57%) PowerShell
2 439 (32.30%) Python
3 388 (28.55%) SQL
4 212 (15.60%) Bash
5 162 (11.92%) C#
6 152 (11.18%) Java
7 119 (8.76%) Scala
8 102 (7.51%) JavaScript
9 97 (7.14%) Ruby
10 63 (4.64%) Shell Script
11 54 (3.97%) Go
12 53 (3.90%) TypeScript
13 28 (2.06%) Groovy
14 22 (1.62%) R
15 21 (1.55%) T-SQL
16 20 (1.47%) PHP
17 19 (1.40%) Bicep
18 17 (1.25%) Perl
19 8 (0.59%) C++
20 5 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 75 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (5.30%) CISSP
3 66 (4.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 58 (4.27%) Security Cleared
5 53 (3.90%) Degree
5 53 (3.90%) SC Cleared
6 52 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (1.03%) MCSE
9 8 (0.59%) CCNA
9 8 (0.59%) CEH
10 6 (0.44%) MCSA
11 3 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.22%) CCNP
11 3 (0.22%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.15%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.15%) CCSP
12 2 (0.15%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 1 (0.074%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.31%) QA
2 21 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.18%) SLA
5 6 (0.44%) GDPR
5 6 (0.44%) NIST
6 4 (0.29%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.29%) SOC 2
7 3 (0.22%) NCSC
8 2 (0.15%) GRC
9 1 (0.074%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.074%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.074%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.074%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 278 (20.46%) Docker
2 209 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 79 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (4.71%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (1.91%) Virtual Desktop
6 20 (1.47%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.66%) vSphere
9 8 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.29%) XenApp
12 3 (0.22%) LXC
12 3 (0.22%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.15%) Firmware
13 2 (0.15%) HDFS
14 1 (0.074%) Varnish
14 1 (0.074%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 455 (33.48%) Terraform
2 341 (25.09%) Kubernetes
3 265 (19.50%) Ansible
4 124 (9.12%) Puppet
5 118 (8.68%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (3.75%) Cobbler
6 51 (3.75%) Microsoft Intune
7 35 (2.58%) Grafana
8 32 (2.35%) Prometheus
9 31 (2.28%) SCCM
10 15 (1.10%) SCOM
11 13 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
11 13 (0.96%) Packer
12 12 (0.88%) Consul
12 12 (0.88%) Istio
13 11 (0.81%) CFEngine
14 9 (0.66%) Nagios
14 9 (0.66%) WSUS
15 8 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
15 8 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 478 (35.17%) Microsoft
2 207 (15.23%) Databricks
3 102 (7.51%) VMware
4 89 (6.55%) Google
5 69 (5.08%) SaltStack
6 48 (3.53%) Oracle
7 32 (2.35%) EnterpriseDB
8 27 (1.99%) New Relic
9 23 (1.69%) Cisco
9 23 (1.69%) Citrix
10 15 (1.10%) Veeam
11 13 (0.96%) Dell
11 13 (0.96%) EMC
11 13 (0.96%) SolarWinds
12 12 (0.88%) Facebook
12 12 (0.88%) Meraki
12 12 (0.88%) ServiceNow
13 11 (0.81%) Alibaba
14 10 (0.74%) HP
14 10 (0.74%) Informatica