Period
to 23 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 301 382 572
Rank change year-on-year +81 +190 +193
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 236 614 350
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.86% 0.76% 0.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.38% 2.73% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 280 596 267
Median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £26,750 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £71,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - -4.00%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 9,906 22,518 20,803
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 36.24% 27.94% 22.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8,218 18,091 16,971
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £72,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Azure Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Active Directory in the UK excluding London

Azure Active Directory
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure Active Directory in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Azure Active Directory in the UK excluding London

Azure Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure Active Directory in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Azure Active Directory in the UK excluding London

Azure Active Directory
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 September 2020. 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
North of England +109 89 £47,500 -11.63% 32
South East +125 72 £47,500 -20.83% 19
North West +103 41 £57,500 +4.55% 17
Yorkshire +107 37 £40,000 -27.27% 10
Midlands +40 32 £41,500 -12.63% 13
East of England +127 26 £44,000 -20.00% 4
South West +89 24 £44,000 +7.32% 11
West Midlands +33 23 £30,000 -45.45% 9
North East +14 11 £42,500 -2.76% 5
East Midlands +55 9 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Wales +41 9 £36,250 -2.68%
Scotland +91 3 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 234 (99.15%) Azure
2 217 (91.95%) Active Directory
3 172 (72.88%) Microsoft
4 163 (69.07%) Windows
5 144 (61.02%) Office 365
6 96 (40.68%) PowerShell
7 88 (37.29%) Windows Server
8 66 (27.97%) Microsoft Intune
9 63 (26.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 59 (25.00%) SharePoint
11 47 (19.92%) Firewall
11 47 (19.92%) DevOps
12 45 (19.07%) VMware
13 44 (18.64%) SCCM
13 44 (18.64%) Identity Management
14 42 (17.80%) Microsoft Certification
15 40 (16.95%) Citrix
15 40 (16.95%) ITIL
16 38 (16.10%) DNS
17 37 (15.68%) SQL
18 36 (15.25%) OneDrive
19 34 (14.41%) DHCP
19 34 (14.41%) Disaster Recovery
20 32 (13.56%) SLA
20 32 (13.56%) Project Delivery
21 29 (12.29%) SQL Server
21 29 (12.29%) Microsoft Office
22 28 (11.86%) Windows 10
23 26 (11.02%) AWS
23 26 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure

Azure Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 59 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.20%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.24%) IIS
4 6 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.54%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.85%) Confluence
5 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.42%) Apache
6 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 29 (12.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.42%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.85%) Workfront
3 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 234 (99.15%) Azure
2 144 (61.02%) Office 365
3 36 (15.25%) OneDrive
4 26 (11.02%) AWS
5 14 (5.93%) IaaS
6 12 (5.08%) Power Platform
7 11 (4.66%) PaaS
8 10 (4.24%) PowerApps
9 9 (3.81%) GitHub
10 8 (3.39%) SaaS
11 6 (2.54%) Logic Apps
12 5 (2.12%) Azure Functions
12 5 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (2.12%) Serverless
13 3 (1.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 2 (0.85%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.85%) Power Automate
14 2 (0.85%) Yammer
15 1 (0.42%) HP Helion
15 1 (0.42%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (19.92%) Firewall
2 38 (16.10%) DNS
3 34 (14.41%) DHCP
4 21 (8.90%) SAN
4 21 (8.90%) WAN
5 19 (8.05%) LAN
6 16 (6.78%) TCP/IP
6 16 (6.78%) VPN
7 13 (5.51%) Wireless
8 12 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (4.24%) Skype
10 9 (3.81%) VLAN
11 8 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (2.97%) Internet
12 7 (2.97%) Unified Communications
13 6 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (2.54%) MPLS
14 5 (2.12%) Cisco Wireless
14 5 (2.12%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (2.12%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.66%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (3.81%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.97%) Cosmos DB
5 6 (2.54%) RavenDB
6 4 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.85%) MySQL
8 1 (0.42%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2019
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.97%) Jenkins
1 7 (2.97%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.12%) JIRA
3 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (8.90%) Legal
2 17 (7.20%) Finance
2 17 (7.20%) Public Sector
3 14 (5.93%) Law
4 11 (4.66%) Local Government
5 5 (2.12%) Retail
6 4 (1.69%) Banking
7 2 (0.85%) Advertising
7 2 (0.85%) Back Office
7 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 53 (22.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (11.44%) Azure Engineer
3 22 (9.32%) Cloud Engineer
3 22 (9.32%) Office 365 Engineer
4 17 (7.20%) Support Engineer
5 15 (6.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 15 (6.36%) Consultant
6 13 (5.51%) Identity Management Engineer
7 12 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (5.08%) Active Directory Engineer
7 12 (5.08%) Analyst
7 12 (5.08%) Architect
7 12 (5.08%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
8 11 (4.66%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (4.66%) Infrastructure Manager
8 11 (4.66%) IT Engineer
9 10 (4.24%) Microsoft Engineer
9 10 (4.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.81%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.81%) Web Services
2 7 (2.97%) SAML
3 5 (2.12%) .NET
3 5 (2.12%) JSON
4 4 (1.69%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.85%) LDAP
6 1 (0.42%) ADSI
6 1 (0.42%) EDI
6 1 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.42%) Express
6 1 (0.42%) Node.js
6 1 (0.42%) Vue.js
6 1 (0.42%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.66%) Clustering
2 11 (4.66%) Driving Licence
3 10 (4.24%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.97%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.97%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.54%) Cyberattack
5 6 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.54%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.12%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.69%) User Experience
8 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.27%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.27%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.85%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.85%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 163 (69.07%) Windows
2 88 (37.29%) Windows Server
3 28 (11.86%) Windows 10
4 21 (8.90%) Windows Server 2016
5 19 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (4.66%) Linux
7 9 (3.81%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (2.97%) Android
8 7 (2.97%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.97%) Mac OS
9 6 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.27%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (26.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 47 (19.92%) DevOps
3 44 (18.64%) Identity Management
4 40 (16.95%) ITIL
5 34 (14.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 32 (13.56%) Project Delivery
7 25 (10.59%) Mentoring
8 23 (9.75%) Change Management
9 22 (9.32%) Migration
10 21 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (8.90%) Service Delivery
11 20 (8.47%) Identity Access Management
11 20 (8.47%) Service Management
11 20 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (7.20%) Information Security
13 16 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (6.36%) Incident Management
14 15 (6.36%) Presales
15 14 (5.93%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (5.93%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 96 (40.68%) PowerShell
2 37 (15.68%) SQL
3 8 (3.39%) C#
4 7 (2.97%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.12%) Python
6 3 (1.27%) C
7 2 (0.85%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (17.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (8.47%) MCSE
3 13 (5.51%) Degree
4 6 (2.54%) A+ Certification
4 6 (2.54%) HNC
4 6 (2.54%) MCDST
5 5 (2.12%) MCP
6 4 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.69%) MCSA
6 4 (1.69%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.27%) MCITP
7 3 (1.27%) MCPD
7 3 (1.27%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.85%) CCNA
8 2 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.85%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.42%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (13.56%) SLA
2 18 (7.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (4.24%) GDPR
4 5 (2.12%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.85%) NCSC
6 2 (0.85%) NIST
System Software
1 217 (91.95%) Active Directory
2 26 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (10.17%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.51%) Docker
5 11 (4.66%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (3.81%) XenApp
8 6 (2.54%) vSphere
9 5 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (2.12%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.27%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.27%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (27.97%) Microsoft Intune
2 44 (18.64%) SCCM
3 18 (7.63%) WSUS
4 13 (5.51%) Kubernetes
5 12 (5.08%) Terraform
6 10 (4.24%) SCOM
7 7 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (2.54%) Nagios
8 6 (2.54%) Puppet
9 5 (2.12%) Ansible
9 5 (2.12%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.27%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.27%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (1.27%) Grafana
11 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.85%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.85%) XenMobile
12 1 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.42%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 172 (72.88%) Microsoft
2 45 (19.07%) VMware
3 40 (16.95%) Citrix
4 19 (8.05%) Cisco
5 11 (4.66%) HP
6 7 (2.97%) NetApp
7 6 (2.54%) Forcepoint
7 6 (2.54%) Oracle
7 6 (2.54%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.54%) SolarWinds
8 5 (2.12%) Fortinet
8 5 (2.12%) Remedy
9 4 (1.69%) Meraki
9 4 (1.69%) Sophos
9 4 (1.69%) Splunk
10 3 (1.27%) CrowdStrike
10 3 (1.27%) Extreme Networks
10 3 (1.27%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (1.27%) Okta
10 3 (1.27%) Palo Alto