With Azure rapidly increasing its market share of cloud computing, there’s a growing jobs market for Azure technicians. So how can you sharpen your CV to grab one of these lucrative roles? The answer is by aligning yourself to the Azure skills in demand. And Azure certifications are the ideal way to show off your expertise. So without further ado, let’s look at the most in-demand Azure certification types in 2021.

We’ll also show you the Microsoft-certified professional salary you can expect for each role.

The top 6 most in-demand Azure certifications

No.1: Azure Security Engineer

The UK government reported in 2020 that 48 percent of businesses lack basic cyber security skills. A scarcity of IT security specialists means employers will pay a premium for qualified professionals. And that’s why Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate is the most in-demand Azure certification in 2021.

Salary details for Azure Security Engineers

Junior (0-3 years)
£85,000
Mid (4-7 years)
£120,000
Senior (8+ years)
£160,000

How to get Azure security certified

Study for the AZ-500 certification exam on our instructor-led Microsoft Azure Security Technologies course.

No.2: Azure Data Scientist

Similar to the IT security skills gap, there’s a lack of enough qualified data scientists to go around. So investing in an Azure data scientist certification will definitely pay off in job offers and high salaries.

Salary details for Azure Data Scientists

Junior (0-3 years)
£85,000

Mid (4-7 years)
£100,000

Senior (8+ years)
£125,000

How to get Azure data scientist certified

Take two courses to prepare for the two Azure data scientist certification exams:

No.3: Azure Administrator

The rise in Azure cloud usage means a greater need for technicians who can manage the apps and infrastructure. That’s where a certified Azure administrator steps in.

Salary details for Azure administrators

Junior (0-3 years)
£57,000

Mid (4-7 years)
£72,000

Senior (8+ years)
£90,000

How to get Azure administrator certified

Check out our end-to-end Azure administrator certification path.

No.4: Azure DevOps Engineer

Over 50 percent of organisations today are struggling to transform to a DevOps approach. DevOps professionals tend to be the most experienced members of an IT team, which explains why they’re in such demand.

Salary details for Azure DevOps engineers

Junior (0-3 years)
£42,000

Mid (4-7 years)
£65,000

Senior (8+ years)
£80,000

How to get Azure DevOps certified

Take the Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions course. Our instructors will prepare you to pass your exams and become a Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert.

No.5: Azure Solution Architect

Before any organisation can benefit from Azure cloud, they’ll need a solutions architect to deploy and configure the architecture. This is why Azure architecture is one of the top Azure skills in demand today.

Salary details for Azure Solution Architects

Junior (0-3 years)
£56,000

Mid (4-7 years)
£65,000

Senior (8+ years)
£75,000

How to get Azure Solutions Architect certified

Take a look at our Azure architect training and certification path.

No.6: Azure Developer

While Azure developers don’t bag the highest Microsoft-certified professional salary, there are plenty of developer roles in the job market. What’s more, many Azure developers progress on to higher-earning niches like security and data science.

Salary details for Azure developers

Junior (0-3 years)
£30,000

Mid (4-7 years)
£60,000

Senior (8+ years)
£75,000

How to get Azure developer certified

Go from entry-level to expert on our Azure developer certification path.

Get the Azure job you’re dreaming of

Make your CV stand out with an in-demand Azure certification. Take a look at our official Azure courses or contact us for a free Microsoft career consultation.

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