Period
to 29 November 2020

The median annual salary for an Azure Specialist was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 November 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Specialist
UK
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 645 1046 1133
Rank change year-on-year +401 +87 +25
Permanent jobs requiring an Azure Specialist 71 24 30
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.018% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.019% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 98 19 21
Median annual salary £82,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.00% +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £78,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £82,500 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +65.00% -16.67% +20.00%

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 52,094 129,325 155,020
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.62% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 43,390 103,511 124,798
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £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 Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Azure Specialist in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Specialist in the UK

Azure Specialist
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure Specialist.

Salary trend for Azure Specialist in the UK

Azure Specialist
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure Specialist over the 6 months to 29 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Azure Specialist in the UK

Azure Specialist
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 29 November 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 +401 67 £82,500 +32.00% 12
UK excluding London +298 34 £82,500 +65.00% 10
Work from Home +30 34 £82,500 +26.92% 3
London +265 31 £73,750 +9.26% 2
South East +203 19 £82,500 +65.00% 5
Midlands +117 5 £80,000 +60.00%
South West - 5 £90,000 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £80,000 -
North of England - 5 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 4 £45,000 -
North West - 1 £62,500 -

Azure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 November 2020, Azure Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 71 (100.00%) Azure
2 34 (47.89%) PowerShell
3 32 (45.07%) IaaS
4 31 (43.66%) AWS
4 31 (43.66%) Serverless
4 31 (43.66%) Azure Functions
5 27 (38.03%) DevOps
6 25 (35.21%) Python
6 25 (35.21%) Power Platform
6 25 (35.21%) Terraform
7 24 (33.80%) PowerApps
7 24 (33.80%) PaaS
8 23 (32.39%) DNS
9 22 (30.99%) SaaS
9 22 (30.99%) Task Automation
10 21 (29.58%) AWS Lambda
10 21 (29.58%) Cloud Native
10 21 (29.58%) Anomaly Detection
10 21 (29.58%) Internet
11 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
12 17 (23.94%) Finance
13 13 (18.31%) Office 365
14 12 (16.90%) Azure Active Directory
15 11 (15.49%) Firewall
16 9 (12.68%) Octopus Deploy
16 9 (12.68%) Cybersecurity
16 9 (12.68%) TeamCity
16 9 (12.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (12.68%) Fintech
17 7 (9.86%) SLA

Azure Specialist 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 5 (7.04%) IIS
2 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.82%) Confluence
4 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 71 (100.00%) Azure
2 32 (45.07%) IaaS
3 31 (43.66%) AWS
3 31 (43.66%) Azure Functions
3 31 (43.66%) Serverless
4 25 (35.21%) Power Platform
5 24 (33.80%) PaaS
5 24 (33.80%) PowerApps
6 22 (30.99%) SaaS
7 21 (29.58%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (18.31%) Office 365
9 12 (16.90%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (7.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (4.23%) GCP
12 2 (2.82%) Mimecast
12 2 (2.82%) OneDrive
12 2 (2.82%) Slack
13 1 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (1.41%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (32.39%) DNS
2 21 (29.58%) Internet
3 11 (15.49%) Firewall
4 7 (9.86%) Network Security
4 7 (9.86%) VPN
5 5 (7.04%) PBX
6 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.82%) DHCP
7 2 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.82%) LAN
7 2 (2.82%) WAN
8 1 (1.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.82%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) Big Data
3 1 (1.41%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 9 (12.68%) Octopus Deploy
1 9 (12.68%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.82%) JIRA
3 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (23.94%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) .NET
1 1 (1.41%) JSON
1 1 (1.41%) REST
1 1 (1.41%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.58%) Cloud Native
2 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.23%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) User Experience
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) Windows Server
2 5 (7.04%) Unix
2 5 (7.04%) Windows
3 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.03%) DevOps
2 22 (30.99%) Task Automation
3 21 (29.58%) Anomaly Detection
4 9 (12.68%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (12.68%) Fintech
5 6 (8.45%) Proactive Monitoring
6 5 (7.04%) Fund Management
6 5 (7.04%) Network Virtualisation
6 5 (7.04%) Statistics
6 5 (7.04%) Strategic Roadmap
7 4 (5.63%) Analytics
7 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.63%) Data Analytics
7 4 (5.63%) DevSecOps
7 4 (5.63%) Migration
8 3 (4.23%) Benchmarking
8 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.23%) Information Security
9 2 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.82%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.89%) PowerShell
2 25 (35.21%) Python
3 5 (7.04%) SQL
4 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) CCNA
1 7 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.04%) Degree
3 2 (2.82%) CCNP
3 2 (2.82%) CISSP
3 2 (2.82%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.41%) GDPR
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.41%) NIST
3 1 (1.41%) NIST 800
System Software
1 7 (9.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (35.21%) Terraform
2 5 (7.04%) Ansible
2 5 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.04%) Puppet
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.82%) SCCM
3 2 (2.82%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.86%) Cisco
3 5 (7.04%) Blue Coat
3 5 (7.04%) CheckPoint
3 5 (7.04%) Google
3 5 (7.04%) Meraki
3 5 (7.04%) VMware
4 2 (2.82%) Databricks
4 2 (2.82%) Veeam
5 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com