Period
to 30 November 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 30 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK > England
6 months to
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 257 242 376
Rank change year-on-year -15 +134 +176
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 1,530 677 1,053
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.36% 1.36% 0.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.10% 3.26% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,155 606 888
10th Percentile £29,750 £32,500 £35,630
25th Percentile £40,000 £42,000 £42,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - -4.35% -2.18%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £72,813
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -8.33% +3.34%

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 49,391 20,745 41,213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.79% 41.56% 33.18%
Number of salaries quoted 34,953 17,895 34,329
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,750 £42,500 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 30 November 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 30 November 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 -98 621 £62,500 +4.17% 134
South East +22 332 £47,500 +5.56% 64
North of England -11 249 £52,500 +10.53% 72
North West -7 132 £57,500 - 31
Midlands -33 131 £42,500 +6.25% 47
South West +16 119 £40,000 -10.11% 33
Yorkshire -38 99 £42,500 - 31
West Midlands -42 96 £40,000 - 34
East of England -73 65 £35,000 +7.69% 28
East Midlands -46 32 £46,250 +32.14% 13
North East -32 18 £37,500 -16.67% 10
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 30 November 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 1,515 (99.02%) Azure
2 1,353 (88.43%) Active Directory
3 1,028 (67.19%) Microsoft
4 960 (62.75%) Microsoft 365
5 790 (51.63%) Windows
6 427 (27.91%) Windows Server
7 407 (26.60%) Microsoft Intune
8 397 (25.95%) PowerShell
9 378 (24.71%) VMware
10 356 (23.27%) DevOps
11 351 (22.94%) SharePoint
12 314 (20.52%) Windows 10
13 291 (19.02%) Social Skills
14 272 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
15 266 (17.39%) SQL
16 265 (17.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 251 (16.41%) Finance
18 250 (16.34%) Firewall
19 246 (16.08%) DNS
20 242 (15.82%) VMware Infrastructure
21 235 (15.36%) IaaS
22 229 (14.97%) PaaS
23 225 (14.71%) ITIL
24 202 (13.20%) Migration
25 201 (13.14%) SCCM
26 191 (12.48%) Data Centre
27 189 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
28 188 (12.29%) Infrastructure as Code
29 185 (12.09%) Terraform
30 180 (11.76%) VPN

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
1 351 (22.94%) SharePoint
2 136 (8.89%) MS Exchange
3 49 (3.20%) IIS
4 30 (1.96%) Confluence
5 24 (1.57%) Skype for Business
6 12 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (0.72%) Apache
7 11 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.52%) WordPress
9 7 (0.46%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.46%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.39%) CMS
11 5 (0.33%) SAS
12 4 (0.26%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.13%) JBoss
13 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.065%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.065%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 180 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.37%) Sentinel
3 7 (0.46%) SAP R/3
3 7 (0.46%) Workfront
4 5 (0.33%) Unica
5 3 (0.20%) FastStats
6 2 (0.13%) Findur
6 2 (0.13%) Relativity
6 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.065%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.065%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1,515 (99.02%) Azure
2 960 (62.75%) Microsoft 365
3 235 (15.36%) IaaS
4 229 (14.97%) PaaS
5 172 (11.24%) AWS
6 156 (10.20%) Azure Key Vault
7 138 (9.02%) SaaS
8 132 (8.63%) OneDrive
9 128 (8.37%) Power Platform
10 64 (4.18%) PowerApps
11 44 (2.88%) Azure Sentinel
11 44 (2.88%) Power Automate
12 39 (2.55%) GCP
13 37 (2.42%) Azure Logic Apps
14 34 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
15 33 (2.16%) Azure Service Bus
16 31 (2.03%) Azure Storage
17 27 (1.76%) Mimecast
17 27 (1.76%) Serverless
18 25 (1.63%) Azure App Service
Communications & Networking
1 250 (16.34%) Firewall
2 246 (16.08%) DNS
3 180 (11.76%) VPN
4 179 (11.70%) DHCP
5 108 (7.06%) LAN
6 102 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 101 (6.60%) Network Security
8 99 (6.47%) SAN
9 89 (5.82%) WAN
10 77 (5.03%) Unified Communications
11 65 (4.25%) VLAN
12 59 (3.86%) Wi-Fi
13 57 (3.73%) VoIP
14 41 (2.68%) Remote Desktop
15 34 (2.22%) Wireless
16 32 (2.09%) SSL
17 26 (1.70%) Skype
18 25 (1.63%) Internet
19 19 (1.24%) NAS
20 16 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 82 (5.36%) Azure SQL Database
3 63 (4.12%) Power BI
4 32 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
5 18 (1.18%) Data Lake
6 14 (0.92%) MySQL
7 12 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.65%) MongoDB
9 10 (0.65%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.52%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.39%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.39%) SQL Server 2019
12 5 (0.33%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.33%) Tableau
13 4 (0.26%) Big Data
13 4 (0.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 61 (3.99%) Git (software)
2 57 (3.73%) Visual Studio Team System
3 44 (2.88%) JIRA
4 40 (2.61%) Jenkins
5 16 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.65%) GitLab
6 10 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.52%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.52%) Cypress.io
7 8 (0.52%) Jasmine
7 8 (0.52%) Karma Test Runner
7 8 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.39%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.26%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.26%) Visual Studio Code
10 3 (0.20%) Maven
10 3 (0.20%) Postman
11 2 (0.13%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.13%) kappa
General
1 291 (19.02%) Social Skills
2 251 (16.41%) Finance
3 54 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (3.27%) Organisational Skills
5 46 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 46 (3.01%) Marketing
6 35 (2.29%) Retail
7 31 (2.03%) Public Sector
8 30 (1.96%) Law
9 25 (1.63%) Presentation Skills
10 21 (1.37%) Documentation Skills
11 18 (1.18%) Telecoms
12 17 (1.11%) Legal
12 17 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.59%) Banking
13 9 (0.59%) Billing
14 8 (0.52%) Advertising
14 8 (0.52%) Electronics
15 7 (0.46%) Automotive
15 7 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 206 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 183 (11.96%) Consultant
3 157 (10.26%) Azure Engineer
4 149 (9.74%) Cloud Engineer
5 140 (9.15%) Architect
6 128 (8.37%) Support Engineer
7 114 (7.45%) IT Engineer
7 114 (7.45%) Technical Consultant
8 109 (7.12%) DevOps Engineer
9 107 (6.99%) Analyst
10 105 (6.86%) Cloud Consultant
11 86 (5.62%) IT Support
12 76 (4.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 68 (4.44%) Developer
14 63 (4.12%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
15 50 (3.27%) IT Support Engineer
16 46 (3.01%) Administrator
16 46 (3.01%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
16 46 (3.01%) Azure Specialist
17 45 (2.94%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (8.56%) ARM Templates
2 110 (7.19%) OAuth
3 92 (6.01%) .NET
4 84 (5.49%) OAuth2
5 66 (4.31%) JSON
6 54 (3.53%) Web Services
7 48 (3.14%) SAML
8 41 (2.68%) CSS
9 39 (2.55%) React
10 36 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
11 35 (2.29%) .NET Core
12 33 (2.16%) HTML
13 32 (2.09%) LDAP
14 30 (1.96%) ASP.NET
15 24 (1.57%) OpenID
16 18 (1.18%) Node.js
16 18 (1.18%) SailPoint
17 17 (1.11%) AngularJS
17 17 (1.11%) jQuery
17 17 (1.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 191 (12.48%) Data Centre
2 134 (8.76%) Public Cloud
3 94 (6.14%) Self-Motivation
4 57 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 50 (3.27%) Clustering
5 50 (3.27%) Cyberthreat
6 48 (3.14%) PKI
7 29 (1.90%) Driving Licence
7 29 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
7 29 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (1.70%) Replication
9 25 (1.63%) Cloud Native
9 25 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
10 22 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.37%) User Experience
12 19 (1.24%) Private Cloud
13 17 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
14 16 (1.05%) Mobile App
15 15 (0.98%) Virtual Team
16 13 (0.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 790 (51.63%) Windows
2 427 (27.91%) Windows Server
3 314 (20.52%) Windows 10
4 165 (10.78%) Linux
5 133 (8.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 121 (7.91%) Windows Server 2019
7 92 (6.01%) Windows Server 2016
8 63 (4.12%) Apple iOS
9 62 (4.05%) Android
10 52 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 48 (3.14%) Windows 7
12 36 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 34 (2.22%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.92%) Unix
15 13 (0.85%) VMS
15 13 (0.85%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.59%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.52%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.46%) CentOS
19 3 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (23.27%) DevOps
2 272 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (17.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 225 (14.71%) ITIL
5 202 (13.20%) Migration
6 188 (12.29%) Infrastructure as Code
7 179 (11.70%) Cybersecurity
8 145 (9.48%) Presales
9 112 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
10 105 (6.86%) Virtual Environments
11 99 (6.47%) Requirements Gathering
12 93 (6.08%) Network Virtualisation
13 89 (5.82%) Analytics
13 89 (5.82%) Service Delivery
14 81 (5.29%) Mentoring
15 80 (5.23%) Requirements Analysis
16 78 (5.10%) Information Security
17 75 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
18 74 (4.84%) Project Delivery
19 73 (4.77%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 397 (25.95%) PowerShell
2 266 (17.39%) SQL
3 90 (5.88%) C#
4 46 (3.01%) JavaScript
5 44 (2.88%) Python
6 37 (2.42%) T-SQL
7 19 (1.24%) Bash Shell
8 17 (1.11%) VBScript
9 13 (0.85%) Java
10 12 (0.78%) PL/SQL
11 9 (0.59%) PHP
11 9 (0.59%) VB
12 8 (0.52%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.46%) C
13 7 (0.46%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.33%) Perl
14 5 (0.33%) R
15 3 (0.20%) Go
15 3 (0.20%) Groovy
15 3 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 189 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 149 (9.74%) Security Cleared
3 140 (9.15%) SC Cleared
4 83 (5.42%) Degree
5 75 (4.90%) MCSE
6 48 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (2.81%) CCNA
8 41 (2.68%) CISSP
9 31 (2.03%) MCSA
10 29 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.78%) CEH
13 10 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (0.59%) A+ Certification
15 8 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (0.52%) MCITP
15 8 (0.52%) MCP
16 7 (0.46%) AWS Certification
16 7 (0.46%) CCNP
16 7 (0.46%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (5.10%) SLA
2 68 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 58 (3.79%) GDPR
4 33 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 26 (1.70%) PCI DSS
6 22 (1.44%) NIST
7 21 (1.37%) QA
8 13 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 9 (0.59%) NCSC
10 8 (0.52%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.33%) Accessibility
12 4 (0.26%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.26%) ISO 22301
12 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.20%) ITGC
14 2 (0.13%) ISO 31000
14 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.13%) PSD2
14 2 (0.13%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,353 (88.43%) Active Directory
2 242 (15.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (10.13%) Hyper-V
4 76 (4.97%) Docker
5 63 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
6 60 (3.92%) vSphere
7 45 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
8 32 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (1.31%) BitLocker
11 13 (0.85%) XenApp
12 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.39%) KVM
14 5 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.33%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.20%) NDS
15 3 (0.20%) Shibboleth
15 3 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.13%) NFS
16 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 407 (26.60%) Microsoft Intune
2 201 (13.14%) SCCM
3 185 (12.09%) Terraform
4 126 (8.24%) Single Sign-On
5 111 (7.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 96 (6.27%) Kubernetes
7 54 (3.53%) Ansible
8 45 (2.94%) SCOM
9 33 (2.16%) Jamf Pro
10 27 (1.76%) WSUS
11 23 (1.50%) Backup Exec
12 19 (1.24%) vCenter Server
13 18 (1.18%) Grafana
13 18 (1.18%) Prometheus
14 15 (0.98%) NetBackup
14 15 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
15 12 (0.78%) AirWatch
15 12 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
16 10 (0.65%) Puppet
17 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1,028 (67.19%) Microsoft
2 378 (24.71%) VMware
3 120 (7.84%) Cisco
4 109 (7.12%) Citrix
5 101 (6.60%) Apple
6 51 (3.33%) Veeam
7 50 (3.27%) Adobe
8 44 (2.88%) SolarWinds
9 40 (2.61%) Google
10 37 (2.42%) CyberArk
11 36 (2.35%) HP
12 33 (2.16%) Red Hat
13 29 (1.90%) Okta
14 28 (1.83%) Dell
15 27 (1.76%) Meraki
16 26 (1.70%) 3PAR
16 26 (1.70%) ServiceNow
17 23 (1.50%) SAP
17 23 (1.50%) Scality
18 22 (1.44%) Oracle