Period
to 25 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Azure Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Azure Active Directory over the 6 months to 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 233 307 423
Rank change year-on-year +74 +116 +206
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 1,516 662 975
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.52% 1.02% 0.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.51% 2.78% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,230 570 797
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £42,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.91% -4.35% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £87,625 £75,100 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -8.33% +4.35%

Azure Active Directory is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 43,240 23,815 40,573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.38% 36.56% 30.43%
Number of salaries quoted 31,155 19,877 33,607
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £30,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Azure Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Active Directory in England

Azure Active Directory
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure Active Directory in England.

Salary trend for Azure Active Directory in England

Azure Active Directory
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure Active Directory in England over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Azure Active Directory in England

Azure Active Directory
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory within the England region over the 6 months to 25 July 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
London +3 679 £65,000 +8.33% 107
South East +72 277 £45,500 -13.33% 64
North of England +42 201 £50,000 - 46
Midlands +26 142 £47,750 +0.53% 31
North West +47 139 £50,000 - 26
South West +2 107 £37,500 -11.76% 23
West Midlands +11 98 £55,000 +22.22% 16
East of England -15 59 £36,500 -14.12% 27
East Midlands -13 44 £42,500 -26.09% 15
Yorkshire -53 41 £45,000 -10.00% 17
North East -3 21 £60,000 +29.03% 3
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 1,501 (99.01%) Azure
2 1,306 (86.15%) Active Directory
3 986 (65.04%) Microsoft
4 883 (58.25%) Microsoft 365
5 847 (55.87%) Windows
6 589 (38.85%) PowerShell
7 451 (29.75%) Windows Server
8 438 (28.89%) DevOps
9 413 (27.24%) Microsoft Intune
10 412 (27.18%) SharePoint
11 401 (26.45%) VMware
12 313 (20.65%) PaaS
12 313 (20.65%) Social Skills
13 305 (20.12%) IaaS
14 290 (19.13%) Windows 10
14 290 (19.13%) SQL
15 284 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
16 282 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 268 (17.68%) Terraform
18 253 (16.69%) VMware Infrastructure
19 245 (16.16%) Firewall
20 225 (14.84%) Migration
21 205 (13.52%) ITIL
22 201 (13.26%) SCCM
23 199 (13.13%) DNS
23 199 (13.13%) Infrastructure as Code
24 181 (11.94%) SQL Server
25 178 (11.74%) AWS
26 177 (11.68%) Microsoft Office
27 175 (11.54%) SaaS

Azure Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 412 (27.18%) SharePoint
2 126 (8.31%) MS Exchange
3 56 (3.69%) Confluence
4 43 (2.84%) IIS
5 15 (0.99%) Apache
6 14 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (0.66%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.26%) SAS
10 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.20%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.13%) nginx
13 1 (0.066%) Documentum
13 1 (0.066%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.066%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.066%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 177 (11.68%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.066%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 49 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.79%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.26%) FastStats
3 4 (0.26%) Unica
4 2 (0.13%) Line 50
4 2 (0.13%) Relativity
5 1 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1,501 (99.01%) Azure
2 883 (58.25%) Microsoft 365
3 313 (20.65%) PaaS
4 305 (20.12%) IaaS
5 178 (11.74%) AWS
6 175 (11.54%) SaaS
7 165 (10.88%) Azure Key Vault
8 164 (10.82%) OneDrive
9 106 (6.99%) Power Platform
10 78 (5.15%) Azure Storage
11 73 (4.82%) Azure Service Bus
12 56 (3.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 53 (3.50%) Serverless
14 52 (3.43%) Azure App Service
15 51 (3.36%) GCP
15 51 (3.36%) PowerApps
16 44 (2.90%) Azure Service Fabric
17 39 (2.57%) Azure Functions
18 35 (2.31%) Power Automate
19 33 (2.18%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 245 (16.16%) Firewall
2 199 (13.13%) DNS
3 131 (8.64%) DHCP
4 113 (7.45%) VPN
5 98 (6.46%) TCP/IP
6 89 (5.87%) SAN
7 78 (5.15%) LAN
8 71 (4.68%) Network Security
9 66 (4.35%) WAN
10 51 (3.36%) VLAN
11 44 (2.90%) VoIP
12 39 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
13 33 (2.18%) Internet
14 28 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
15 24 (1.58%) Wireless
16 23 (1.52%) NetScaler
16 23 (1.52%) Skype
17 22 (1.45%) HTTP
17 22 (1.45%) SSL
18 21 (1.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.95%) Azure SQL Database
3 33 (2.18%) Power BI
4 21 (1.39%) MySQL
5 20 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
6 16 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.73%) Data Lake
7 11 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (0.46%) Tableau
10 6 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.33%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.26%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.20%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.20%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.20%) Redis
14 2 (0.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.13%) Blockchain
14 2 (0.13%) MariaDB
14 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 97 (6.40%) Git (software)
2 64 (4.22%) JIRA
3 60 (3.96%) Jenkins
4 45 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (2.97%) Visual Studio Team System
5 24 (1.58%) TeamCity
6 23 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 22 (1.45%) Bitbucket
8 20 (1.32%) Cypress.io
8 20 (1.32%) Jasmine
8 20 (1.32%) Karma Test Runner
9 15 (0.99%) Maven
10 13 (0.86%) Gradle
11 10 (0.66%) Visual Studio
12 8 (0.53%) GitLab
12 8 (0.53%) SonarQube
13 7 (0.46%) Visual Studio Code
14 6 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
15 4 (0.26%) Artifactory
16 3 (0.20%) MSI
General
1 313 (20.65%) Social Skills
2 162 (10.69%) Finance
3 75 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (3.83%) Law
5 47 (3.10%) Organisational Skills
6 43 (2.84%) Legal
7 37 (2.44%) Presentation Skills
8 33 (2.18%) Documentation Skills
9 31 (2.04%) Public Sector
10 23 (1.52%) Billing
11 21 (1.39%) Marketing
12 20 (1.32%) Retail
13 17 (1.12%) Telecoms
14 12 (0.79%) Advertising
14 12 (0.79%) Banking
15 11 (0.73%) Back Office
16 10 (0.66%) Local Government
17 8 (0.53%) Manufacturing
18 7 (0.46%) Online Betting
19 6 (0.40%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 223 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 190 (12.53%) Azure Engineer
3 159 (10.49%) Architect
4 137 (9.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 126 (8.31%) Cloud Engineer
6 119 (7.85%) Support Engineer
7 112 (7.39%) Consultant
8 108 (7.12%) IT Engineer
9 106 (6.99%) Developer
10 99 (6.53%) Analyst
11 95 (6.27%) IT Support
11 95 (6.27%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
12 79 (5.21%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
13 76 (5.01%) C# Developer
14 64 (4.22%) Azure Developer
15 55 (3.63%) Azure Architect
16 48 (3.17%) IT Support Engineer
16 48 (3.17%) Support Analyst
17 47 (3.10%) IT Analyst
18 46 (3.03%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (8.51%) OAuth
2 115 (7.59%) .NET
3 104 (6.86%) Web Services
4 96 (6.33%) OAuth2
5 83 (5.47%) React
6 80 (5.28%) .NET Core
7 79 (5.21%) CSS
8 77 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 69 (4.55%) SAML
10 53 (3.50%) jQuery
11 51 (3.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 44 (2.90%) Entity Framework
12 44 (2.90%) HTML
12 44 (2.90%) JSON
12 44 (2.90%) OpenID
13 41 (2.70%) .NET Framework
14 34 (2.24%) AngularJS
15 30 (1.98%) Node.js
16 28 (1.85%) ASP.NET
17 24 (1.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 105 (6.93%) Data Centre
2 64 (4.22%) Public Cloud
3 46 (3.03%) PKI
4 43 (2.84%) N-Tier
5 42 (2.77%) Management Information System
6 41 (2.70%) Clustering
7 39 (2.57%) Cloud Native
8 33 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
9 32 (2.11%) User Experience
10 26 (1.72%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
12 20 (1.32%) BYOD
13 17 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
14 16 (1.06%) Mobile App
14 16 (1.06%) Reinsurance
14 16 (1.06%) Virtual Team
15 15 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.99%) Private Cloud
15 15 (0.99%) Replication
16 13 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 847 (55.87%) Windows
2 451 (29.75%) Windows Server
3 290 (19.13%) Windows 10
4 164 (10.82%) Linux
5 131 (8.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 127 (8.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 125 (8.25%) Windows Server 2019
8 63 (4.16%) Android
9 58 (3.83%) Apple iOS
10 42 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (1.65%) Windows 7
13 23 (1.52%) Mac OS
14 20 (1.32%) CentOS
15 18 (1.19%) Mac OS X
16 17 (1.12%) Unix
17 13 (0.86%) VMS
18 10 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
19 7 (0.46%) Ubuntu
20 6 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (28.89%) DevOps
2 284 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
3 282 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 225 (14.84%) Migration
5 205 (13.52%) ITIL
6 199 (13.13%) Infrastructure as Code
7 120 (7.92%) Mentoring
8 111 (7.32%) Network Virtualisation
9 109 (7.19%) Microservices
10 100 (6.60%) Cybersecurity
11 92 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
11 92 (6.07%) Identity Access Management
12 89 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
12 89 (5.87%) Identity Management
12 89 (5.87%) Service Delivery
13 86 (5.67%) Deployment Automation
14 84 (5.54%) Continuous Improvement
14 84 (5.54%) Virtual Environments
15 83 (5.47%) Configuration Management
16 79 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 589 (38.85%) PowerShell
2 290 (19.13%) SQL
3 120 (7.92%) C#
4 89 (5.87%) JavaScript
5 76 (5.01%) T-SQL
6 33 (2.18%) Python
7 31 (2.04%) Bash Shell
8 17 (1.12%) Java
9 15 (0.99%) VBScript
10 12 (0.79%) Perl
11 11 (0.73%) TypeScript
12 8 (0.53%) VB
13 7 (0.46%) C
14 5 (0.33%) Ruby
15 4 (0.26%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.26%) R
16 3 (0.20%) Groovy
16 3 (0.20%) PHP
17 2 (0.13%) Go
18 1 (0.066%) Scala
Qualifications
1 136 (8.97%) Degree
2 129 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 128 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 127 (8.38%) SC Cleared
5 72 (4.75%) MCSE
6 46 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 39 (2.57%) CCNA
9 26 (1.72%) CISSP
10 21 (1.39%) MCSA
11 16 (1.06%) CISM
12 14 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (0.86%) CISA
14 10 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
15 9 (0.59%) MCP
16 6 (0.40%) A+ Certification
16 6 (0.40%) CEH
16 6 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (0.40%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.09%) SLA
2 56 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.12%) GDPR
3 17 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 9 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.53%) ITGC
7 8 (0.53%) NIST
8 7 (0.46%) QA
9 3 (0.20%) NCSC
9 3 (0.20%) PMO
10 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 31000
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.13%) PSD2
10 2 (0.13%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,306 (86.15%) Active Directory
2 253 (16.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (9.70%) Hyper-V
4 105 (6.93%) Virtual Machines
5 99 (6.53%) Docker
6 61 (4.02%) Virtual Desktop
7 59 (3.89%) vSphere
8 48 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.92%) BitLocker
10 12 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.73%) Shibboleth
12 8 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.53%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.40%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 6 (0.40%) XenApp
15 4 (0.26%) KVM
15 4 (0.26%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.26%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 413 (27.24%) Microsoft Intune
2 268 (17.68%) Terraform
3 201 (13.26%) SCCM
4 128 (8.44%) Kubernetes
5 114 (7.52%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 112 (7.39%) Ansible
7 104 (6.86%) Single Sign-On
8 62 (4.09%) Opscode Chef
9 49 (3.23%) Jamf Pro
10 45 (2.97%) SCOM
11 32 (2.11%) vCenter Server
12 22 (1.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 22 (1.45%) Puppet
13 21 (1.39%) Grafana
13 21 (1.39%) Prometheus
14 18 (1.19%) AirWatch
15 15 (0.99%) Consul
15 15 (0.99%) Graphite
15 15 (0.99%) Opsview
15 15 (0.99%) Packer
Vendors
1 986 (65.04%) Microsoft
2 401 (26.45%) VMware
3 127 (8.38%) Citrix
4 99 (6.53%) Cisco
5 58 (3.83%) Google
6 48 (3.17%) SolarWinds
7 47 (3.10%) Apple
8 46 (3.03%) Veeam
9 43 (2.84%) Nintex
10 34 (2.24%) Okta
11 30 (1.98%) HP
12 29 (1.91%) Dell
13 28 (1.85%) IBM
13 28 (1.85%) ServiceNow
14 27 (1.78%) SonicWALL
15 21 (1.39%) Meraki
16 19 (1.25%) Palo Alto
17 18 (1.19%) McAfee
17 18 (1.19%) Oracle
18 17 (1.12%) Sophos