Period
to 21 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Active Directory Federation Services skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory Federation Services over the 6 months to 21 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 801 491 685
Rank change year-on-year -310 +194 -19
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services 248 204 453
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.42% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.16% 2.55% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 151 184 334
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,750 £33,750
25th Percentile £42,432 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -0.45%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%

Active Directory Federation Services is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 21,311 7,995 17,969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.89% 16.34% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13,583 6,695 13,744
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £32,243
25th Percentile £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £93,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%

Active Directory Federation Services
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Active Directory Federation Services as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory Federation Services in the UK

Active Directory Federation Services
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services.

Salary trend for Active Directory Federation Services in the UK

Active Directory Federation Services
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Active Directory Federation Services in the UK

Active Directory Federation Services
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 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
England -299 217 £52,500 -4.55% 42
UK excluding London -138 190 £51,250 +2.50% 35
Work from Home -219 97 £55,000 -8.33% 7
North of England -107 53 £52,500 -8.70% 7
South East -141 41 £47,500 -5.00% 8
London -316 40 £70,000 +16.67% 16
Midlands -90 36 £50,000 +11.11% 2
North West -75 33 £52,500 -8.70% 7
West Midlands -89 29 £52,500 +25.00%
East of England -89 25 £56,250 +40.63% 4
South West -60 19 £75,000 +50.00% 4
Yorkshire -82 18 £41,250 +3.13%
Scotland -71 16 £55,000 -2.65% 10
East Midlands -75 7 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Wales -53 4 - -
North East -31 2 £68,000 +60.00%

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, IT jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services 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 with a requirement for Active Directory Federation Services.

1 224 (90.32%) Active Directory
2 214 (86.29%) Azure
3 205 (82.66%) Microsoft
4 191 (77.02%) Microsoft 365
5 143 (57.66%) Windows
6 118 (47.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 109 (43.95%) Windows Server
8 99 (39.92%) Microsoft Intune
9 90 (36.29%) Single Sign-On
9 90 (36.29%) VMware
10 89 (35.89%) DNS
11 74 (29.84%) PowerShell
12 67 (27.02%) DHCP
13 59 (23.79%) Hyper-V
13 59 (23.79%) Presales
14 58 (23.39%) Finance
15 56 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
16 55 (22.18%) Public Cloud
17 54 (21.77%) Cybersecurity
18 53 (21.37%) Data Centre
19 51 (20.56%) Microsoft Office
20 48 (19.35%) SharePoint
21 46 (18.55%) Apple
22 45 (18.15%) Self-Motivation
23 44 (17.74%) Software Licensing
23 44 (17.74%) Adobe
23 44 (17.74%) Requirements Gathering
24 43 (17.34%) MS Exchange
25 42 (16.94%) SQL
25 42 (16.94%) Windows Server 2012

Active Directory Federation Services
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 48 (19.35%) SharePoint
2 43 (17.34%) MS Exchange
3 31 (12.50%) IIS
4 16 (6.45%) Skype for Business
5 10 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.81%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.81%) Confluence
8 1 (0.40%) Apache
8 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.40%) nginx
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 51 (20.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.81%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 2 (0.81%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 214 (86.29%) Azure
2 191 (77.02%) Microsoft 365
3 118 (47.58%) Azure Active Directory
4 37 (14.92%) IaaS
5 35 (14.11%) PaaS
6 27 (10.89%) Mimecast
7 24 (9.68%) AWS
8 22 (8.87%) OneDrive
9 18 (7.26%) SaaS
10 9 (3.63%) GCP
11 6 (2.42%) Serverless
11 6 (2.42%) ShareGate
12 4 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (1.21%) Azure Functions
13 3 (1.21%) Azure Service Bus
14 2 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 2 (0.81%) Azure Key Vault
14 2 (0.81%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 89 (35.89%) DNS
2 67 (27.02%) DHCP
3 39 (15.73%) WAN
4 35 (14.11%) LAN
5 34 (13.71%) Firewall
6 33 (13.31%) VPN
7 22 (8.87%) TCP/IP
8 20 (8.06%) VLAN
9 18 (7.26%) Skype
10 17 (6.85%) SAN
11 14 (5.65%) Kerberos
12 13 (5.24%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (3.63%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (2.42%) BGP
15 6 (2.42%) NetScaler
15 6 (2.42%) Wireless
16 5 (2.02%) MPLS
16 5 (2.02%) Unified Communications
16 5 (2.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.81%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.40%) DB2
4 1 (0.40%) MySQL
4 1 (0.40%) Power BI
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.82%) JIRA
2 6 (2.42%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.81%) GitLab
4 2 (0.81%) kappa
4 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.40%) NUnit
General
1 58 (23.39%) Finance
2 28 (11.29%) Social Skills
3 10 (4.03%) Back Office
3 10 (4.03%) Public Sector
4 8 (3.23%) Documentation Skills
5 7 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.61%) Automotive
6 4 (1.61%) Banking
7 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
9 1 (0.40%) Games
9 1 (0.40%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 73 (29.44%) Consultant
2 59 (23.79%) Cloud Consultant
3 44 (17.74%) Technical Consultant
4 32 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (7.66%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
5 19 (7.66%) Support Engineer
6 18 (7.26%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 17 (6.85%) Architect
8 15 (6.05%) Azure Engineer
9 12 (4.84%) Microsoft Consultant
10 11 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (4.44%) Azure Consultant
11 10 (4.03%) Analyst
12 9 (3.63%) Developer
13 8 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
13 8 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
14 7 (2.82%) .NET Developer
14 7 (2.82%) Active Directory Architect
14 7 (2.82%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.06%) LDAP
1 20 (8.06%) SAML
2 10 (4.03%) .NET
2 10 (4.03%) HTML
3 8 (3.23%) CSS
4 7 (2.82%) .NET Framework
4 7 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (2.82%) Entity Framework
4 7 (2.82%) jQuery
4 7 (2.82%) JSF
4 7 (2.82%) OAuth
4 7 (2.82%) React
5 6 (2.42%) ATL
6 4 (1.61%) ARM Templates
6 4 (1.61%) ServiceStack
7 3 (1.21%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.81%) JDBC
8 2 (0.81%) Kafka
8 2 (0.81%) Spark Streaming
9 1 (0.40%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 55 (22.18%) Public Cloud
2 53 (21.37%) Data Centre
3 45 (18.15%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (12.10%) PKI
5 18 (7.26%) Clustering
6 9 (3.63%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (3.63%) User Experience
7 7 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.82%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.02%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.21%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.21%) Replication
10 2 (0.81%) CMDB
10 2 (0.81%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.81%) EPoS
10 2 (0.81%) Legacy Systems
11 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.40%) Blog
11 1 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.40%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 143 (57.66%) Windows
2 109 (43.95%) Windows Server
3 42 (16.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (14.52%) Windows 10
5 29 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (11.69%) Windows Server 2016
5 29 (11.69%) Windows Server 2019
6 23 (9.27%) Linux
7 10 (4.03%) Apple iOS
7 10 (4.03%) Windows 7
8 9 (3.63%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.23%) Android
10 6 (2.42%) VMS
11 5 (2.02%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.61%) Unix
13 3 (1.21%) CentOS
13 3 (1.21%) Solaris
14 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (23.79%) Presales
2 54 (21.77%) Cybersecurity
3 44 (17.74%) Requirements Gathering
3 44 (17.74%) Software Licensing
4 39 (15.73%) DevOps
4 39 (15.73%) Migration
5 34 (13.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 29 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (8.87%) Identity Management
8 22 (8.87%) ITIL
9 20 (8.06%) Project Management
10 18 (7.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (7.26%) Mentoring
11 17 (6.85%) Project Delivery
11 17 (6.85%) Service Delivery
12 15 (6.05%) CRM
13 14 (5.65%) Identity Access Management
13 14 (5.65%) Patch Management
13 14 (5.65%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (29.84%) PowerShell
2 42 (16.94%) SQL
3 10 (4.03%) C#
4 9 (3.63%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.82%) PL/SQL
5 7 (2.82%) VBScript
6 6 (2.42%) Python
7 5 (2.02%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.02%) VB
8 4 (1.61%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.61%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.21%) C
9 3 (1.21%) Ruby
10 2 (0.81%) Go
11 1 (0.40%) Perl
11 1 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (8.87%) Degree
3 20 (8.06%) Security Cleared
4 17 (6.85%) MCSE
5 15 (6.05%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (5.24%) CCNA
7 9 (3.63%) SC Cleared
8 8 (3.23%) MCSA
8 8 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (2.02%) CCNP
10 5 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.02%) VCP6
11 4 (1.61%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (1.61%) Master's Degree
11 4 (1.61%) MCP
12 3 (1.21%) CCIE
12 3 (1.21%) CISSP
12 3 (1.21%) ISACA
12 3 (1.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.65%) PMO
2 13 (5.24%) SLA
3 6 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 224 (90.32%) Active Directory
2 59 (23.79%) Hyper-V
3 56 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (7.26%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.63%) vSphere
5 9 (3.63%) XenApp
6 6 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.42%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.02%) Shibboleth
8 3 (1.21%) DFS Replication
8 3 (1.21%) Firmware
8 3 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.40%) KVM
10 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 99 (39.92%) Microsoft Intune
2 90 (36.29%) Single Sign-On
3 34 (13.71%) SCCM
4 26 (10.48%) WSUS
5 17 (6.85%) Terraform
6 8 (3.23%) Ansible
6 8 (3.23%) Puppet
6 8 (3.23%) SCOM
7 7 (2.82%) Kubernetes
8 6 (2.42%) SCOrch
9 5 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (1.21%) MobiControl
11 3 (1.21%) Nessus
11 3 (1.21%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.21%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.81%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.81%) PingFederate
12 2 (0.81%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 205 (82.66%) Microsoft
2 90 (36.29%) VMware
3 46 (18.55%) Apple
4 44 (17.74%) Adobe
5 32 (12.90%) Citrix
6 26 (10.48%) Cisco
7 21 (8.47%) Sophos
7 21 (8.47%) Veeam
8 18 (7.26%) HP
9 14 (5.65%) Aruba
10 13 (5.24%) Dell
11 12 (4.84%) NetApp
12 10 (4.03%) Okta
12 10 (4.03%) Oracle
13 9 (3.63%) Google
14 8 (3.23%) CyberArk
14 8 (3.23%) ForgeRock
15 7 (2.82%) Avaya
16 6 (2.42%) Juniper
17 5 (2.02%) SOTI