Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
UK
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 726 587 604
Rank change year-on-year -139 +17 +59
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services 275 218 607
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.41% 2.14% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 195 192 456
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,525 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
75th Percentile £68,125 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £74,925 £76,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +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 19,459 10,209 18,730
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.22% 15.02% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 12,969 8,345 14,455
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £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 £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -128 252 £52,500 - 47
UK excluding London -77 169 £50,000 -4.76% 36
London -154 81 £55,000 +4.76% 14
Work from Home -198 62 £52,500 -22.22% 13
North of England -47 47 £50,000 -4.76% 7
North West -24 36 £51,250 -6.82% 4
Midlands -61 33 £42,500 -19.05% 7
East of England -23 31 £52,500 +16.67% 5
West Midlands -45 31 £45,000 +15.38% 6
South East -89 31 £60,000 +6.67% 10
Scotland -53 14 £55,000 -4.35% 3
South West -72 13 £75,000 +7.14% 4
Yorkshire -56 9 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Wales -25 4 - -
North East -26 2 £48,750 +14.71%
East Midlands -48 2 £41,500 -20.95% 1

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 250 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 226 (82.18%) Azure
3 201 (73.09%) Microsoft
4 171 (62.18%) Microsoft 365
5 169 (61.45%) Windows
6 129 (46.91%) PowerShell
7 118 (42.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 111 (40.36%) Windows Server
9 98 (35.64%) VMware
10 96 (34.91%) DNS
11 80 (29.09%) Migration
12 73 (26.55%) DHCP
12 73 (26.55%) IaaS
13 71 (25.82%) SharePoint
14 66 (24.00%) MS Exchange
15 61 (22.18%) SQL
16 59 (21.45%) DevOps
17 58 (21.09%) Microsoft Office
18 57 (20.73%) SCCM
18 57 (20.73%) Single Sign-On
19 55 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
19 55 (20.00%) PaaS
20 54 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
21 50 (18.18%) VPN
22 47 (17.09%) Hyper-V
23 44 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
24 42 (15.27%) Firewall
25 40 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
26 37 (13.45%) SAML
26 37 (13.45%) Windows 10

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 71 (25.82%) SharePoint
2 66 (24.00%) MS Exchange
3 31 (11.27%) IIS
4 29 (10.55%) Skype for Business
5 23 (8.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.73%) Confluence
8 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.36%) Apache
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) nginx
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 58 (21.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 226 (82.18%) Azure
2 171 (62.18%) Microsoft 365
3 118 (42.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 73 (26.55%) IaaS
5 55 (20.00%) PaaS
6 32 (11.64%) OneDrive
7 29 (10.55%) AWS
7 29 (10.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 29 (10.55%) Mimecast
8 21 (7.64%) SaaS
9 10 (3.64%) Serverless
10 8 (2.91%) Azure Functions
10 8 (2.91%) Azure Service Bus
11 7 (2.55%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 6 (2.18%) Azure App Service
12 6 (2.18%) Azure Sentinel
12 6 (2.18%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 4 (1.45%) Power Automate
13 4 (1.45%) Power Platform
13 4 (1.45%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 96 (34.91%) DNS
2 73 (26.55%) DHCP
3 50 (18.18%) VPN
4 42 (15.27%) Firewall
5 31 (11.27%) Skype
6 28 (10.18%) SAN
7 26 (9.45%) TCP/IP
8 23 (8.36%) WAN
9 18 (6.55%) VLAN
10 17 (6.18%) Kerberos
11 15 (5.45%) LAN
12 14 (5.09%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (3.27%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (2.91%) BGP
15 7 (2.55%) NetScaler
15 7 (2.55%) VoIP
16 6 (2.18%) Unified Communications
17 4 (1.45%) Internet
17 4 (1.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.73%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.36%) MySQL
4 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.91%) JIRA
1 8 (2.91%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.09%) GitLab
4 2 (0.73%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.36%) kappa
5 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (13.45%) Social Skills
2 26 (9.45%) Finance
3 13 (4.73%) Documentation Skills
4 8 (2.91%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.18%) Banking
6 4 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (0.73%) Back Office
8 2 (0.73%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (0.73%) Military
9 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) Front Office
9 1 (0.36%) Legal
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 45 (16.36%) Architect
2 39 (14.18%) Consultant
3 33 (12.00%) Azure Architect
4 31 (11.27%) Support Engineer
5 29 (10.55%) Azure Engineer
6 25 (9.09%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 23 (8.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (6.91%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (6.91%) Analyst
9 17 (6.18%) Cloud Consultant
10 16 (5.82%) Cloud Engineer
11 15 (5.45%) Developer
12 14 (5.09%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
13 13 (4.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 13 (4.73%) IT Support
13 13 (4.73%) Microsoft Consultant
14 12 (4.36%) Systems Engineer
15 11 (4.00%) IT Architect
16 10 (3.64%) IT Security Architect
16 10 (3.64%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (13.45%) SAML
2 26 (9.45%) OAuth
3 16 (5.82%) LDAP
4 15 (5.45%) CSS
5 14 (5.09%) React
6 13 (4.73%) .NET
7 12 (4.36%) HTML
7 12 (4.36%) OAuth2
8 9 (3.27%) .NET Framework
8 9 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (3.27%) Entity Framework
8 9 (3.27%) jQuery
8 9 (3.27%) JSF
9 8 (2.91%) ATL
9 8 (2.91%) JSON
10 5 (1.82%) Web Services
11 3 (1.09%) SailPoint
12 2 (0.73%) JDBC
12 2 (0.73%) OpenID
12 2 (0.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.91%) PKI
2 19 (6.91%) Clustering
3 13 (4.73%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (4.00%) Public Cloud
4 11 (4.00%) User Experience
5 10 (3.64%) Data Centre
6 9 (3.27%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.91%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.18%) Replication
9 4 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.09%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.09%) EMC VNX
10 3 (1.09%) Legacy Systems
11 2 (0.73%) BYOD
11 2 (0.73%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.73%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.36%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.36%) EPoS
12 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 169 (61.45%) Windows
2 111 (40.36%) Windows Server
3 44 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (13.45%) Windows 10
6 27 (9.82%) Windows Server 2019
7 22 (8.00%) Linux
8 18 (6.55%) Windows 7
9 17 (6.18%) Windows Server 2016
10 12 (4.36%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.91%) VMS
12 3 (1.09%) Android
12 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.09%) Solaris
12 3 (1.09%) Unix
13 1 (0.36%) CentOS
13 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (29.09%) Migration
2 59 (21.45%) DevOps
3 28 (10.18%) Identity Management
4 26 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 23 (8.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 21 (7.64%) ITIL
8 20 (7.27%) Project Delivery
9 19 (6.91%) Identity Access Management
9 19 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (6.18%) Mentoring
10 17 (6.18%) Service Delivery
10 17 (6.18%) SIEM
11 15 (5.45%) Problem Management
12 14 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (4.00%) Configuration Management
14 11 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
14 11 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
14 11 (4.00%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 129 (46.91%) PowerShell
2 61 (22.18%) SQL
3 15 (5.45%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.36%) C#
5 9 (3.27%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.91%) VB
7 7 (2.55%) Python
7 7 (2.55%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.55%) TypeScript
8 6 (2.18%) VBScript
9 3 (1.09%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.09%) C
10 2 (0.73%) Go
10 2 (0.73%) Ruby
11 1 (0.36%) Perl
11 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (10.55%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.55%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (6.55%) Degree
4 17 (6.18%) SC Cleared
5 16 (5.82%) CCNA
6 14 (5.09%) MCSE
7 11 (4.00%) CISSP
7 11 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (3.64%) MCSA
9 8 (2.91%) VCP6
10 7 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.18%) CISM
11 6 (2.18%) CompTIA Security+
12 5 (1.82%) CCIE
12 5 (1.82%) CCNP
12 5 (1.82%) CISA
12 5 (1.82%) CWNA
12 5 (1.82%) MCP
13 4 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.82%) SLA
2 7 (2.55%) PMO
3 4 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) NIST
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 250 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 54 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (17.09%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.36%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (4.00%) vSphere
6 9 (3.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (2.55%) Docker
7 7 (2.55%) Shibboleth
7 7 (2.55%) XenApp
7 7 (2.55%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.82%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (1.09%) Firmware
9 3 (1.09%) NDS
9 3 (1.09%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 3 (1.09%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.09%) vCloud
9 3 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 57 (20.73%) SCCM
1 57 (20.73%) Single Sign-On
2 55 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 32 (11.64%) Kubernetes
4 30 (10.91%) SCOM
5 29 (10.55%) Ansible
6 24 (8.73%) Terraform
7 19 (6.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 17 (6.18%) WSUS
9 11 (4.00%) Puppet
10 10 (3.64%) vCenter Server
11 9 (3.27%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (2.18%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (2.18%) SCVMM
14 5 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
15 4 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 4 (1.45%) NetBackup
15 4 (1.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 201 (73.09%) Microsoft
2 98 (35.64%) VMware
3 34 (12.36%) Citrix
4 30 (10.91%) Sophos
5 25 (9.09%) Cisco
6 20 (7.27%) NetApp
7 19 (6.91%) HP
8 16 (5.82%) Veeam
9 14 (5.09%) Dell
9 14 (5.09%) Okta
10 13 (4.73%) Oracle
11 9 (3.27%) Aruba
12 8 (2.91%) Hitachi
12 8 (2.91%) McAfee
12 8 (2.91%) Nimble Storage
13 5 (1.82%) iManage
13 5 (1.82%) Symantec
14 4 (1.45%) ForgeRock
14 4 (1.45%) MikroTik
14 4 (1.45%) Ubiquiti