Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 232 361 505
Rank change year-on-year +129 +144 +240
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 789 997 798
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.41% 0.85% 0.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.44% 2.54% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 862 1,000 662
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +15.94%
10th Percentile £32,025 £34,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,375 £80,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +14.29%

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 22,911 39,326 36,843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.04% 33.72% 26.21%
Number of salaries quoted 19,543 32,568 30,002
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +171 405 £65,000 -7.14% 62
South East +100 139 £45,000 -25.00% 20
North of England +54 106 £45,000 - 24
Midlands +21 77 £41,500 -17.00% 20
Yorkshire +33 51 £29,750 -33.89% 4
West Midlands +33 51 £40,000 -20.00% 8
North West +41 34 £57,500 +17.95% 19
South West +51 31 £47,500 +31.42% 12
East of England +100 28 £25,250 -45.70% 10
East Midlands +31 26 £44,000 -3.12% 10
North East +32 21 £47,500 +26.97% 1
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 781 (98.99%) Azure
2 677 (85.80%) Active Directory
3 505 (64.01%) Microsoft
4 413 (52.34%) Windows
5 399 (50.57%) Office 365
6 305 (38.66%) PowerShell
7 268 (33.97%) DevOps
8 264 (33.46%) Windows Server
9 226 (28.64%) SharePoint
10 214 (27.12%) Microsoft Intune
11 196 (24.84%) SQL
12 180 (22.81%) VMware
13 172 (21.80%) AWS
14 150 (19.01%) SCCM
15 149 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
16 147 (18.63%) PaaS
17 143 (18.12%) Terraform
18 142 (18.00%) SQL Server
19 140 (17.74%) Firewall
20 136 (17.24%) DNS
21 121 (15.34%) Windows 10
22 120 (15.21%) ITIL
23 119 (15.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 118 (14.96%) VMware Infrastructure
25 107 (13.56%) IaaS
25 107 (13.56%) OneDrive
26 105 (13.31%) Migration
27 102 (12.93%) Linux
28 101 (12.80%) Finance
29 96 (12.17%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 226 (28.64%) SharePoint
2 61 (7.73%) MS Exchange
3 52 (6.59%) Skype for Business
4 50 (6.34%) IIS
5 45 (5.70%) Confluence
6 18 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.38%) Apache
11 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.38%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.25%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.13%) CMS
13 1 (0.13%) Liferay
13 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 93 (11.79%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.79%) MS Visio
3 19 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 31 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.39%) Sentinel
3 9 (1.14%) Workfront
4 3 (0.38%) Eikon
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 781 (98.99%) Azure
2 399 (50.57%) Office 365
3 172 (21.80%) AWS
4 147 (18.63%) PaaS
5 107 (13.56%) IaaS
5 107 (13.56%) OneDrive
6 79 (10.01%) SaaS
7 76 (9.63%) Serverless
8 65 (8.24%) Azure Functions
9 52 (6.59%) Power Platform
10 37 (4.69%) Slack
11 32 (4.06%) Logic Apps
12 27 (3.42%) GCP
13 22 (2.79%) Route 53
14 21 (2.66%) Azure Data Factory
14 21 (2.66%) Mimecast
15 19 (2.41%) Apigee
15 19 (2.41%) iPaaS
15 19 (2.41%) PowerApps
16 18 (2.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 140 (17.74%) Firewall
2 136 (17.24%) DNS
3 83 (10.52%) DHCP
4 81 (10.27%) VPN
5 70 (8.87%) TCP/IP
6 59 (7.48%) SAN
6 59 (7.48%) WAN
7 58 (7.35%) Skype
8 53 (6.72%) LAN
9 38 (4.82%) Wireless
10 37 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
11 34 (4.31%) Network Security
12 33 (4.18%) VoIP
13 30 (3.80%) MPLS
14 27 (3.42%) BGP
15 26 (3.30%) VLAN
16 25 (3.17%) Unified Communications
17 24 (3.04%) OSPF
18 23 (2.92%) HTTP
18 23 (2.92%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 74 (9.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 43 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (3.42%) Cosmos DB
5 24 (3.04%) Amazon RDS
5 24 (3.04%) Power BI
6 16 (2.03%) Blockchain
7 15 (1.90%) MongoDB
8 14 (1.77%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (0.63%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.51%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.51%) MySQL
12 4 (0.51%) Redis
12 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 57 (7.22%) Jenkins
2 51 (6.46%) JIRA
3 48 (6.08%) Git (software)
4 30 (3.80%) Visual Studio Team System
5 28 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (2.41%) IntelliJ
7 17 (2.15%) Visual Studio
8 16 (2.03%) Artifactory
9 13 (1.65%) Gerrit
10 10 (1.27%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.76%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.76%) Gradle
11 6 (0.76%) Maven
12 3 (0.38%) InstallShield
12 3 (0.38%) MSI
13 2 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio Code
14 1 (0.13%) ER Studio
14 1 (0.13%) GitLab
14 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 101 (12.80%) Finance
2 27 (3.42%) Public Sector
3 25 (3.17%) Banking
3 25 (3.17%) Retail
4 18 (2.28%) Law
5 14 (1.77%) Legal
6 9 (1.14%) Marketing
7 8 (1.01%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.89%) Automotive
8 7 (0.89%) Billing
9 6 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.63%) Back Office
11 3 (0.38%) Advertising
11 3 (0.38%) Local Government
11 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.38%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 101 (12.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 100 (12.67%) Architect
3 95 (12.04%) Azure Engineer
4 70 (8.87%) Consultant
5 68 (8.62%) Developer
6 60 (7.60%) Office 365 Engineer
7 57 (7.22%) DevOps Engineer
8 56 (7.10%) Cloud Engineer
9 46 (5.83%) Analyst
10 44 (5.58%) IT Engineer
11 43 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
12 40 (5.07%) .NET Developer
12 40 (5.07%) Azure Developer
12 40 (5.07%) C# Developer
12 40 (5.07%) Support Engineer
13 38 (4.82%) C# .NET Developer
14 34 (4.31%) Senior Developer
15 33 (4.18%) SQL Developer
16 32 (4.06%) Network Engineer
16 32 (4.06%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (10.01%) Web Services
2 62 (7.86%) .NET
3 53 (6.72%) SAML
4 51 (6.46%) OAuth
5 46 (5.83%) CSS
6 40 (5.07%) .NET Core
7 38 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web API
8 36 (4.56%) jQuery
9 35 (4.44%) React
10 34 (4.31%) .NET Framework
10 34 (4.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 32 (4.06%) Entity Framework
12 27 (3.42%) HTML
13 24 (3.04%) XML
14 21 (2.66%) YAML
15 20 (2.53%) LDAP
16 19 (2.41%) Spring Boot
17 16 (2.03%) OpenID
18 13 (1.65%) Elastic Stack
19 11 (1.39%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 87 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.83%) Data Centre
3 45 (5.70%) Public Cloud
4 39 (4.94%) Management Information System
5 34 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (3.42%) User Experience
7 26 (3.30%) N-Tier
7 26 (3.30%) Reinsurance
8 20 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (2.53%) PKI
9 19 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
10 17 (2.15%) Enterprise Cloud
11 16 (2.03%) Cyberthreat
12 15 (1.90%) Clustering
12 15 (1.90%) Cyberattack
13 14 (1.77%) Cloud Native
13 14 (1.77%) Driving Licence
14 12 (1.52%) Private Cloud
15 9 (1.14%) BYOD
16 8 (1.01%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 413 (52.34%) Windows
2 264 (33.46%) Windows Server
3 121 (15.34%) Windows 10
4 102 (12.93%) Linux
5 96 (12.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (10.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 60 (7.60%) Windows Server 2019
8 29 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (2.79%) Mac OS X
11 18 (2.28%) Unix
11 18 (2.28%) VMS
12 16 (2.03%) Android
13 15 (1.90%) Windows 7
14 13 (1.65%) CentOS
15 12 (1.52%) Apple iOS
16 8 (1.01%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.89%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
19 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (33.97%) DevOps
2 149 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (15.21%) ITIL
4 119 (15.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 105 (13.31%) Migration
6 92 (11.66%) Identity Access Management
7 82 (10.39%) Identity Management
8 80 (10.14%) Configuration Management
9 72 (9.13%) Mentoring
10 70 (8.87%) Infrastructure as Code
11 68 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
12 64 (8.11%) Deployment Automation
12 64 (8.11%) Presales
13 60 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
13 60 (7.60%) Project Delivery
14 59 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
14 59 (7.48%) Fintech
15 52 (6.59%) Service Management
16 50 (6.34%) Analytics
16 50 (6.34%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 305 (38.66%) PowerShell
2 196 (24.84%) SQL
3 84 (10.65%) JavaScript
4 72 (9.13%) C#
5 68 (8.62%) Python
6 38 (4.82%) Java
6 38 (4.82%) T-SQL
7 25 (3.17%) Bash Shell
8 22 (2.79%) Ruby
9 20 (2.53%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.77%) Perl
11 13 (1.65%) Groovy
12 7 (0.89%) C
13 6 (0.76%) VBScript
14 3 (0.38%) VB
15 2 (0.25%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.25%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.25%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.13%) PHP
16 1 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 69 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (7.48%) Degree
3 44 (5.58%) Security Cleared
4 41 (5.20%) SC Cleared
5 33 (4.18%) MCSE
6 30 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (2.66%) MCSA
8 20 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 18 (2.28%) CCNA
10 17 (2.15%) CISSP
11 14 (1.77%) CISM
11 14 (1.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 12 (1.52%) CCNP
13 9 (1.14%) A+ Certification
13 9 (1.14%) CISA
14 8 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (0.89%) HNC
15 7 (0.89%) MCDST
15 7 (0.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.59%) SLA
2 42 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.53%) GDPR
4 19 (2.41%) NIST
5 18 (2.28%) QA
6 11 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (1.27%) PCI DSS
8 9 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 677 (85.80%) Active Directory
2 118 (14.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (11.15%) Hyper-V
4 52 (6.59%) Docker
5 37 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (3.68%) XenApp
7 17 (2.15%) vSphere
7 17 (2.15%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (1.01%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.38%) NDS
13 2 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 2 (0.25%) NFS
14 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 214 (27.12%) Microsoft Intune
2 150 (19.01%) SCCM
3 143 (18.12%) Terraform
4 81 (10.27%) Opscode Chef
5 79 (10.01%) Ansible
6 63 (7.98%) Kubernetes
7 56 (7.10%) Puppet
8 51 (6.46%) Single Sign-On
9 38 (4.82%) SCOM
10 33 (4.18%) Nagios
11 26 (3.30%) WSUS
12 21 (2.66%) Failover Clustering
13 20 (2.53%) SCVMM
14 15 (1.90%) Jamf Pro
14 15 (1.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 10 (1.27%) Backup Exec
15 10 (1.27%) SCOrch
16 9 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
16 9 (1.14%) NetBackup
17 8 (1.01%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 505 (64.01%) Microsoft
2 180 (22.81%) VMware
3 77 (9.76%) Cisco
4 75 (9.51%) Citrix
5 46 (5.83%) ServiceNow
6 36 (4.56%) SolarWinds
7 29 (3.68%) Oracle
8 27 (3.42%) Veeam
9 26 (3.30%) Nintex
10 25 (3.17%) Avaya
10 25 (3.17%) Ivanti
11 24 (3.04%) Atlassian
12 22 (2.79%) Palo Alto
12 22 (2.79%) Riverbed
13 19 (2.41%) Apple
14 18 (2.28%) Google
15 16 (2.03%) Sophos
16 14 (1.77%) Dell
17 13 (1.65%) NetApp
17 13 (1.65%) SonicWALL