Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 331 453 650
Rank change year-on-year +122 +197 +191
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 573 479 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.83% 0.57% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.69% 2.32% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 482 350 264
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +12.82% -0.51%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,100 £75,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.14%

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 21,273 20,631 19,899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 30.93% 24.35% 19.58%
Number of salaries quoted 17,351 16,313 16,383
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Azure Active Directory as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 February 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 22 February 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
South East +61 206 £60,000 - 30
Midlands +49 141 £54,000 +16.13% 15
North of England +67 121 £45,750 -23.75% 40
West Midlands +45 88 £52,500 -26.32% 9
North West +55 79 £47,500 -20.83% 22
East Midlands +27 53 £55,000 +25.00% 6
South West +56 44 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Yorkshire +45 36 £45,000 +20.00% 18
East of England +50 35 £55,000 - 16
Scotland +55 27 £42,500 -10.53% 11
North East +2 6 £41,250 -2.94%
Wales -1 3 £37,250 +33.04% 6
Azure Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 561 (97.91%) Azure
2 530 (92.50%) Active Directory
3 425 (74.17%) Microsoft
4 369 (64.40%) Office 365
5 358 (62.48%) Windows
6 177 (30.89%) Microsoft Intune
7 172 (30.02%) Windows Server
8 159 (27.75%) VMware
9 156 (27.23%) PowerShell
10 149 (26.00%) SQL
11 138 (24.08%) Windows 10
12 132 (23.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 130 (22.69%) AWS
14 128 (22.34%) Microsoft Certification
15 124 (21.64%) VMware Infrastructure
16 122 (21.29%) SharePoint
17 120 (20.94%) Data Centre
18 112 (19.55%) Migration
19 108 (18.85%) SQL Server
20 104 (18.15%) DevOps
21 102 (17.80%) IaaS
22 101 (17.63%) SCCM
23 98 (17.10%) ITIL
23 98 (17.10%) Presales
24 92 (16.06%) Windows Server 2012
24 92 (16.06%) Project Delivery
25 86 (15.01%) Finance
26 85 (14.83%) PaaS
27 80 (13.96%) Firewall
28 79 (13.79%) Linux

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
1 122 (21.29%) SharePoint
2 42 (7.33%) Skype for Business
3 34 (5.93%) MS Exchange
4 21 (3.66%) IIS
5 14 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.87%) SAS
9 3 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.35%) CMS
10 2 (0.35%) Confluence
10 2 (0.35%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.17%) Apache
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 51 (8.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.52%) assyst
3 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.17%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 561 (97.91%) Azure
2 369 (64.40%) Office 365
3 130 (22.69%) AWS
4 102 (17.80%) IaaS
5 85 (14.83%) PaaS
6 72 (12.57%) SaaS
7 66 (11.52%) OneDrive
8 32 (5.58%) Power Platform
9 22 (3.84%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (2.62%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (2.62%) Dynamics 365
11 14 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 14 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (2.44%) Amazon ECS
11 14 (2.44%) Amazon S3
11 14 (2.44%) PowerApps
11 14 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 13 (2.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 9 (1.57%) Azure Data Factory
13 9 (1.57%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 80 (13.96%) Firewall
2 71 (12.39%) DNS
3 54 (9.42%) DHCP
3 54 (9.42%) Skype
4 44 (7.68%) VPN
5 27 (4.71%) WAN
6 26 (4.54%) LAN
6 26 (4.54%) SAN
7 19 (3.32%) VLAN
8 18 (3.14%) TCP/IP
9 16 (2.79%) VoIP
10 14 (2.44%) NAS
11 13 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (1.92%) Internet
13 11 (1.92%) Network Security
13 11 (1.92%) Wireless
14 9 (1.57%) Unified Communications
14 9 (1.57%) VSAN
15 8 (1.40%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (18.85%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.28%) Amazon RDS
2 36 (6.28%) Azure SQL Database
3 16 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 13 (2.27%) Power BI
6 11 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.87%) Data Lake
8 5 (0.87%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.70%) Cosmos DB
9 4 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2017
11 2 (0.35%) Big Data
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 42 (7.33%) Git (software)
2 32 (5.58%) Visual Studio Team System
3 28 (4.89%) TeamCity
4 25 (4.36%) Octopus Deploy
5 18 (3.14%) Visual Studio
6 15 (2.62%) Jenkins
6 15 (2.62%) JIRA
6 15 (2.62%) Subversion
7 7 (1.22%) GitLab
7 7 (1.22%) MSTest
7 7 (1.22%) NUnit
7 7 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.05%) Chocolatey
9 4 (0.70%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.70%) WinDbg
10 3 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.35%) Gradle
11 2 (0.35%) Maven
12 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 86 (15.01%) Finance
2 42 (7.33%) Public Sector
3 18 (3.14%) Retail
4 14 (2.44%) Legal
5 12 (2.09%) Billing
6 11 (1.92%) Marketing
7 9 (1.57%) Advertising
8 8 (1.40%) Banking
9 6 (1.05%) Law
10 5 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.35%) Back Office
12 2 (0.35%) Local Government
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
13 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 108 (18.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 101 (17.63%) Consultant
3 95 (16.58%) Architect
4 40 (6.98%) IT Engineer
5 39 (6.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 38 (6.63%) Technical Consultant
7 37 (6.46%) Analyst
7 37 (6.46%) Cloud Architect
7 37 (6.46%) Support Engineer
8 35 (6.11%) Azure Engineer
9 34 (5.93%) Cloud Engineer
10 33 (5.76%) Solutions Architect
11 28 (4.89%) Senior Consultant
12 26 (4.54%) Cloud Consultant
13 24 (4.19%) Developer
13 24 (4.19%) Office 365 Engineer
14 21 (3.66%) Infrastructure Architect
15 20 (3.49%) IT Support
16 19 (3.32%) IT Support Engineer
17 18 (3.14%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.98%) JSON
2 36 (6.28%) .NET
3 15 (2.62%) .NET Framework
3 15 (2.62%) ASP.NET
4 14 (2.44%) Web Services
5 13 (2.27%) Entity Framework
6 12 (2.09%) CSS
6 12 (2.09%) REST
7 11 (1.92%) SAML
8 10 (1.75%) .NET Core
9 9 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (1.57%) OAuth
9 9 (1.57%) OAuth2
9 9 (1.57%) React
10 8 (1.40%) AngularJS
10 8 (1.40%) LDAP
11 7 (1.22%) Dapper ORM
11 7 (1.22%) jQuery
12 6 (1.05%) Ajax
12 6 (1.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 120 (20.94%) Data Centre
2 51 (8.90%) Private Cloud
3 42 (7.33%) Public Cloud
4 30 (5.24%) Hybrid Cloud
5 23 (4.01%) Management Information System
5 23 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (3.14%) Device Driver
8 17 (2.97%) Clustering
9 14 (2.44%) Driving Licence
10 12 (2.09%) PKI
11 10 (1.75%) User Experience
12 9 (1.57%) Replication
13 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Licensing
14 5 (0.87%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.87%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.70%) Handset
15 4 (0.70%) Life Science
15 4 (0.70%) Wiki
16 3 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 358 (62.48%) Windows
2 172 (30.02%) Windows Server
3 138 (24.08%) Windows 10
4 92 (16.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 79 (13.79%) Linux
6 32 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (2.62%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.22%) Mac OS
9 7 (1.22%) Unix
10 5 (0.87%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.87%) CentOS
11 4 (0.70%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.52%) Android
12 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.17%) AIX
14 1 (0.17%) VMS
14 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (23.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 112 (19.55%) Migration
3 104 (18.15%) DevOps
4 98 (17.10%) ITIL
4 98 (17.10%) Presales
5 92 (16.06%) Project Delivery
6 66 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
7 65 (11.34%) Mentoring
8 64 (11.17%) Service Delivery
9 57 (9.95%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (9.95%) Configuration Management
10 47 (8.20%) TOGAF
11 46 (8.03%) Identity Management
12 42 (7.33%) IT Strategy
13 38 (6.63%) PRINCE2
14 35 (6.11%) Service Management
15 34 (5.93%) Change Management
15 34 (5.93%) Customer Requirements
16 33 (5.76%) Server Virtualisation
17 32 (5.58%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 156 (27.23%) PowerShell
2 149 (26.00%) SQL
3 35 (6.11%) JavaScript
4 34 (5.93%) C#
5 21 (3.66%) Python
6 15 (2.62%) PHP
6 15 (2.62%) T-SQL
7 12 (2.09%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.40%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.05%) Java
10 5 (0.87%) TypeScript
11 4 (0.70%) VBScript
12 3 (0.52%) C
13 2 (0.35%) VB
14 1 (0.17%) Perl
14 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.17%) U-SQL
14 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 128 (22.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (12.22%) MCSE
3 34 (5.93%) MCSA
4 31 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (4.89%) CCNA
6 17 (2.97%) Degree
7 13 (2.27%) Security Cleared
8 12 (2.09%) MCP
8 12 (2.09%) MCSD
8 12 (2.09%) SC Cleared
9 11 (1.92%) AWS Certification
9 11 (1.92%) CISSP
10 10 (1.75%) MCITP
11 7 (1.22%) CISM
12 5 (0.87%) CompTIA Security+
12 5 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (0.70%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.70%) OSCP
13 4 (0.70%) SSCP
14 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.76%) SLA
2 13 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.87%) NIST
6 4 (0.70%) GDPR
7 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.17%) NCSC
System Software
1 530 (92.50%) Active Directory
2 124 (21.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (12.91%) Hyper-V
4 33 (5.76%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (4.54%) Docker
5 26 (4.54%) XenApp
6 21 (3.66%) vSphere
7 15 (2.62%) Virtual Desktop
8 14 (2.44%) DFS Replication
9 12 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (2.09%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.05%) BitLocker
11 6 (1.05%) VMware NSX
12 5 (0.87%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.52%) LXC
13 3 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.35%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 177 (30.89%) Microsoft Intune
2 101 (17.63%) SCCM
3 32 (5.58%) Single Sign-On
4 23 (4.01%) Terraform
5 16 (2.79%) Kubernetes
5 16 (2.79%) WSUS
6 14 (2.44%) SCOM
7 13 (2.27%) Ansible
8 12 (2.09%) AirWatch
9 10 (1.75%) Puppet
10 9 (1.57%) Kibana
11 8 (1.40%) FortiGate
11 8 (1.40%) Nagios
12 7 (1.22%) Icinga
13 6 (1.05%) Opsgenie
13 6 (1.05%) SCSM
13 6 (1.05%) SCVMM
13 6 (1.05%) vRealize
14 5 (0.87%) Jamf Pro
14 5 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 425 (74.17%) Microsoft
2 159 (27.75%) VMware
3 68 (11.87%) Cisco
4 56 (9.77%) Citrix
5 25 (4.36%) HP
6 23 (4.01%) NetApp
7 18 (3.14%) Veeam
8 12 (2.09%) Apple
8 12 (2.09%) Dell
9 11 (1.92%) EMC
9 11 (1.92%) ServiceNow
10 10 (1.75%) IBM
10 10 (1.75%) Oracle
11 9 (1.57%) Remedy
11 9 (1.57%) SolarWinds
11 9 (1.57%) Symantec
12 8 (1.40%) Atlassian
12 8 (1.40%) McAfee
12 8 (1.40%) Veritas
13 7 (1.22%) SAP