Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 208 340 450
Rank change year-on-year +132 +110 +213
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 1,195 905 910
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.59% 0.89% 0.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.82% 2.55% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,032 749 707
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,950 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,375 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.14% -8.33% +14.29%
75th Percentile £75,125 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £77,500 £81,100
UK median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% -4.17% +20.00%

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 31,252 35,494 38,606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.62% 34.99% 28.04%
Number of salaries quoted 25,858 29,435 31,485
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £93,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +134 580 £67,500 +8.00% 81
South East +86 204 £45,000 -21.74% 24
Midlands +43 136 £50,000 -4.76% 28
North of England +58 122 £45,000 -7.69% 31
West Midlands +38 90 £55,000 +10.00% 21
North West +51 68 £50,000 +5.26% 20
South West +21 53 £39,000 -13.33% 14
East of England +62 47 £36,500 -14.12% 11
East Midlands +8 46 £44,000 -23.48% 7
Yorkshire +5 31 £31,500 -37.00% 7
North East +29 23 £48,500 +0.52% 4
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1,182 (98.91%) Azure
2 1,038 (86.86%) Active Directory
3 762 (63.77%) Microsoft
4 687 (57.49%) Microsoft 365
5 652 (54.56%) Windows
6 515 (43.10%) PowerShell
7 388 (32.47%) DevOps
8 374 (31.30%) Windows Server
9 360 (30.13%) VMware
10 343 (28.70%) SharePoint
11 342 (28.62%) Microsoft Intune
12 294 (24.60%) PaaS
13 290 (24.27%) SQL
14 239 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
15 236 (19.75%) Windows 10
16 232 (19.41%) IaaS
17 227 (19.00%) Terraform
17 227 (19.00%) SCCM
17 227 (19.00%) Migration
18 226 (18.91%) VMware Infrastructure
19 208 (17.41%) SQL Server
20 204 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 188 (15.73%) Firewall
22 180 (15.06%) AWS
23 176 (14.73%) ITIL
24 165 (13.81%) Finance
25 158 (13.22%) DNS
26 151 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
27 148 (12.38%) SaaS
28 146 (12.22%) Windows Server 2016

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
1 343 (28.70%) SharePoint
2 105 (8.79%) MS Exchange
3 46 (3.85%) Confluence
4 43 (3.60%) IIS
5 25 (2.09%) Skype for Business
6 17 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.42%) Apache
11 3 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.25%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.084%) CMS
13 1 (0.084%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.084%) Liferay
Applications
1 110 (9.21%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.084%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 74 (6.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.75%) Sentinel
3 7 (0.59%) Workfront
4 3 (0.25%) Eikon
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.17%) Line 50
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.084%) Relativity
6 1 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.084%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.084%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.084%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1,182 (98.91%) Azure
2 687 (57.49%) Microsoft 365
3 294 (24.60%) PaaS
4 232 (19.41%) IaaS
5 180 (15.06%) AWS
6 148 (12.38%) SaaS
7 134 (11.21%) OneDrive
8 125 (10.46%) Azure Key Vault
9 100 (8.37%) Azure Service Bus
10 97 (8.12%) Azure Storage
11 91 (7.62%) Serverless
12 88 (7.36%) Power Platform
13 78 (6.53%) Azure App Service
14 76 (6.36%) Azure Functions
15 71 (5.94%) Azure Service Fabric
16 53 (4.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 38 (3.18%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 37 (3.10%) Azure Data Factory
18 37 (3.10%) Azure Logic Apps
19 35 (2.93%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 188 (15.73%) Firewall
2 158 (13.22%) DNS
3 98 (8.20%) VPN
4 94 (7.87%) DHCP
5 70 (5.86%) TCP/IP
6 68 (5.69%) SAN
7 52 (4.35%) Network Security
8 51 (4.27%) VLAN
9 45 (3.77%) Skype
10 42 (3.51%) WAN
11 40 (3.35%) LAN
12 36 (3.01%) NetScaler
13 31 (2.59%) VoIP
14 24 (2.01%) Internet
15 23 (1.92%) Wireless
16 20 (1.67%) SMTP
17 18 (1.51%) DMZ
17 18 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
18 17 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (17.41%) SQL Server
2 84 (7.03%) Azure SQL Database
3 35 (2.93%) Amazon RDS
4 34 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (2.51%) Power BI
6 8 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
6 8 (0.67%) Blockchain
6 8 (0.67%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.59%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.50%) MySQL
9 5 (0.42%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.25%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.17%) Redis
12 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 80 (6.69%) Git (software)
2 72 (6.03%) Visual Studio Team System
3 70 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 62 (5.19%) Jenkins
5 50 (4.18%) JIRA
6 20 (1.67%) TeamCity
7 19 (1.59%) Visual Studio
8 18 (1.51%) Bitbucket
9 17 (1.42%) Gradle
9 17 (1.42%) Maven
10 16 (1.34%) IntelliJ
11 13 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (0.92%) Artifactory
13 9 (0.75%) Cypress.io
13 9 (0.75%) Jasmine
13 9 (0.75%) Karma Test Runner
14 8 (0.67%) Gerrit
15 5 (0.42%) Visual Studio Code
16 3 (0.25%) GitLab
16 3 (0.25%) MSI
General
1 165 (13.81%) Finance
2 36 (3.01%) Law
3 32 (2.68%) Legal
4 31 (2.59%) Public Sector
5 30 (2.51%) Retail
6 21 (1.76%) Billing
7 14 (1.17%) Banking
8 13 (1.09%) Marketing
9 12 (1.00%) Back Office
10 9 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.67%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.59%) Automotive
12 7 (0.59%) Local Government
13 6 (0.50%) Advertising
13 6 (0.50%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.25%) Electronics
14 3 (0.25%) French Language
14 3 (0.25%) Games
14 3 (0.25%) German Language
14 3 (0.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 163 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 157 (13.14%) Architect
3 141 (11.80%) Developer
4 135 (11.30%) Azure Engineer
5 102 (8.54%) Azure Developer
6 101 (8.45%) C# Developer
7 97 (8.12%) IT Engineer
8 91 (7.62%) Support Engineer
9 87 (7.28%) Consultant
10 81 (6.78%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
11 78 (6.53%) Analyst
12 75 (6.28%) Cloud Engineer
13 73 (6.11%) IT Support
14 70 (5.86%) DevOps Engineer
14 70 (5.86%) Senior Developer
15 68 (5.69%) .NET Developer
15 68 (5.69%) Azure Architect
16 66 (5.52%) C# .NET Developer
17 63 (5.27%) Senior C# Developer
18 59 (4.94%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (10.96%) .NET
2 129 (10.79%) Web Services
3 106 (8.87%) .NET Core
4 102 (8.54%) CSS
5 101 (8.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 99 (8.28%) React
7 90 (7.53%) jQuery
8 87 (7.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 73 (6.11%) Entity Framework
10 71 (5.94%) .NET Framework
11 67 (5.61%) OAuth
12 65 (5.44%) SAML
13 36 (3.01%) AngularJS
14 31 (2.59%) HTML
15 28 (2.34%) OpenID
16 22 (1.84%) Elastic Stack
16 22 (1.84%) Vue.js
16 22 (1.84%) YAML
17 20 (1.67%) LDAP
18 16 (1.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 119 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (6.11%) Data Centre
3 70 (5.86%) Public Cloud
4 68 (5.69%) N-Tier
5 42 (3.51%) Reinsurance
6 37 (3.10%) Clustering
6 37 (3.10%) PKI
7 36 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (2.59%) Management Information System
9 30 (2.51%) Cloud Native
9 30 (2.51%) Organisational Skills
10 23 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
11 22 (1.84%) User Experience
12 18 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.42%) Driving Licence
14 14 (1.17%) Private Cloud
15 10 (0.84%) Social Media
16 9 (0.75%) Mobile App
17 8 (0.67%) iSeries
17 8 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 652 (54.56%) Windows
2 374 (31.30%) Windows Server
3 236 (19.75%) Windows 10
4 151 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 146 (12.22%) Windows Server 2016
6 134 (11.21%) Linux
7 132 (11.05%) Windows Server 2019
8 45 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (3.10%) Android
10 28 (2.34%) Windows 7
11 26 (2.18%) Apple iOS
12 18 (1.51%) CentOS
13 16 (1.34%) Ubuntu
13 16 (1.34%) Unix
14 15 (1.26%) Mac OS X
15 14 (1.17%) VMS
16 12 (1.00%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.84%) Alpine Linux
18 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (32.47%) DevOps
2 239 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 227 (19.00%) Migration
4 204 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 176 (14.73%) ITIL
6 137 (11.46%) Deployment Automation
7 129 (10.79%) Mentoring
8 128 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
9 122 (10.21%) Microservices
10 118 (9.87%) Identity Access Management
11 103 (8.62%) MVC
12 94 (7.87%) Test Automation
13 93 (7.78%) Configuration Management
14 92 (7.70%) Infrastructure as Code
14 92 (7.70%) SOA
15 76 (6.36%) CRM
16 74 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
16 74 (6.19%) Project Delivery
17 72 (6.03%) Service Management
18 71 (5.94%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 515 (43.10%) PowerShell
2 290 (24.27%) SQL
3 138 (11.55%) C#
4 135 (11.30%) JavaScript
5 98 (8.20%) T-SQL
6 41 (3.43%) Python
7 34 (2.85%) Java
8 26 (2.18%) Bash Shell
9 17 (1.42%) Ruby
10 11 (0.92%) Perl
11 10 (0.84%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.67%) Groovy
12 8 (0.67%) TypeScript
12 8 (0.67%) VBScript
13 6 (0.50%) C
14 5 (0.42%) VB
15 2 (0.17%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.17%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.084%) ES6
16 1 (0.084%) Rust
Qualifications
1 119 (9.96%) Degree
2 95 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 77 (6.44%) SC Cleared
3 77 (6.44%) Security Cleared
4 55 (4.60%) MCSE
5 31 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 30 (2.51%) MCSA
7 27 (2.26%) CISSP
7 27 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 22 (1.84%) CISM
9 21 (1.76%) CISA
10 18 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.59%) CCNA
14 6 (0.50%) CCNP
14 6 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.50%) MCP
15 5 (0.42%) A+ Certification
15 5 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.27%) SLA
2 36 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.59%) NIST
4 13 (1.09%) QA
5 10 (0.84%) GDPR
5 10 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 7 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.25%) ITGC
7 3 (0.25%) PMO
7 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.17%) COBIT
8 2 (0.17%) SOC 2
9 1 (0.084%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.084%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.084%) NCSC
System Software
1 1,038 (86.86%) Active Directory
2 226 (18.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (10.71%) Hyper-V
4 81 (6.78%) Docker
5 78 (6.53%) Virtual Machines
6 42 (3.51%) Virtual Desktop
6 42 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (2.85%) vSphere
8 18 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
8 18 (1.51%) XenApp
9 17 (1.42%) XenDesktop
10 15 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.50%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 6 (0.50%) Shibboleth
12 6 (0.50%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.42%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.33%) NDS
14 4 (0.33%) NFS
15 3 (0.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 342 (28.62%) Microsoft Intune
2 227 (19.00%) SCCM
2 227 (19.00%) Terraform
3 112 (9.37%) Kubernetes
4 105 (8.79%) Ansible
5 96 (8.03%) Opscode Chef
6 72 (6.03%) Single Sign-On
7 62 (5.19%) SCOM
8 36 (3.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 34 (2.85%) SCVMM
10 32 (2.68%) Puppet
11 27 (2.26%) Jamf Pro
12 26 (2.18%) Failover Clustering
13 24 (2.01%) vCenter Server
14 21 (1.76%) Nagios
15 17 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
16 16 (1.34%) SCOrch
17 15 (1.26%) Packer
18 14 (1.17%) PaperCut
18 14 (1.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 762 (63.77%) Microsoft
2 360 (30.13%) VMware
3 114 (9.54%) Citrix
4 85 (7.11%) Cisco
5 68 (5.69%) Nintex
6 56 (4.69%) Veeam
7 54 (4.52%) SolarWinds
8 51 (4.27%) ServiceNow
9 39 (3.26%) Google
10 26 (2.18%) Apple
10 26 (2.18%) Ivanti
10 26 (2.18%) Oracle
11 25 (2.09%) HP
12 23 (1.92%) Avaya
12 23 (1.92%) Dell
12 23 (1.92%) SonicWALL
13 20 (1.67%) Okta
14 19 (1.59%) IBM
14 19 (1.59%) McAfee
15 16 (1.34%) Sophos