Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 512 702 972
Rank change year-on-year +190 +270 +232
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 820 509 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.29% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.18% 1.48% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 613 424 177
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.14% +3.16%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £46,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +18.92% -2.63% +3.83%

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 37,618 34,452 24,163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.89% 19.89% 13.59%
Number of salaries quoted 30,001 28,504 20,219
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Azure Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory.

Salary trend for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure Active Directory over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Top 15 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. 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 +246 798 £60,000 +14.29% 150
UK excluding London +236 470 £55,000 +18.92% 105
London +118 331 £67,500 +12.50% 48
South East +147 195 £60,000 +20.00% 28
Midlands +131 125 £45,000 -25.00% 21
North of England +66 100 £60,000 +31.15% 32
West Midlands +97 68 £68,750 +17.02% 12
East Midlands +59 57 £37,500 -46.43% 9
North West +72 56 £60,000 -20.00% 14
East of England +54 44 £56,250 +12.50% 10
South West +12 26 £40,000 +6.67% 11
Yorkshire +4 25 £35,000 -28.21% 17
North East +24 19 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Scotland -1 8 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Wales +7 3 £57,500 +91.67% 2

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 816 (99.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 763 (93.05%) Active Directory
3 561 (68.41%) Microsoft
4 557 (67.93%) Windows
5 430 (52.44%) Office 365
6 293 (35.73%) SQL
7 272 (33.17%) Amazon AWS
7 272 (33.17%) Windows Server
8 238 (29.02%) PowerShell
9 229 (27.93%) VMware
10 204 (24.88%) Linux
11 187 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
12 186 (22.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 182 (22.20%) Windows 10
14 176 (21.46%) SharePoint
15 172 (20.98%) Migration
16 167 (20.37%) Git (software)
17 161 (19.63%) DevOps
18 159 (19.39%) Microsoft Office
19 154 (18.78%) Amazon EC2
19 154 (18.78%) Virtual Machines
20 150 (18.29%) Amazon S3
21 149 (18.17%) Presales
21 149 (18.17%) Amazon RDS
22 147 (17.93%) Hyper-V
22 147 (17.93%) Microsoft Certification
23 143 (17.44%) SCCM
24 138 (16.83%) IIS
25 137 (16.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 128 (15.61%) Private Cloud

Azure Active Directory
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
1 176 (21.46%) SharePoint
2 138 (16.83%) IIS
3 103 (12.56%) MS Exchange
4 97 (11.83%) Confluence
5 86 (10.49%) Skype for Business
6 31 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 26 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (1.71%) Apache
9 14 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (1.34%) IBM Notes
11 8 (0.98%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.98%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.61%) nginx
14 4 (0.49%) GroupWise
15 2 (0.24%) Apache Pig
15 2 (0.24%) Jupyter
Applications
1 159 (19.39%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.24%) SPSS
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.12%) Lawson
2 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 816 (99.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 430 (52.44%) Office 365
3 272 (33.17%) Amazon AWS
4 154 (18.78%) Amazon EC2
5 150 (18.29%) Amazon S3
6 127 (15.49%) Amazon SQS
7 118 (14.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 117 (14.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 96 (11.71%) IaaS
10 94 (11.46%) PaaS
11 71 (8.66%) SaaS
12 52 (6.34%) Serverless
13 38 (4.63%) Cloud Computing
14 32 (3.90%) AWS Lambda
14 32 (3.90%) OneDrive
15 31 (3.78%) Amazon EMR
15 31 (3.78%) Amazon Kinesis
16 28 (3.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 16 (1.95%) Azure Data Factory
18 13 (1.59%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 111 (13.54%) Firewall
2 97 (11.83%) DNS
3 95 (11.59%) Skype
4 74 (9.02%) DHCP
5 71 (8.66%) VPN
6 53 (6.46%) VLAN
7 49 (5.98%) Network Security
8 42 (5.12%) SAN
9 38 (4.63%) Internet
9 38 (4.63%) TCP/IP
9 38 (4.63%) VoIP
10 35 (4.27%) Remote Desktop
11 24 (2.93%) Intranet
12 23 (2.80%) LAN
12 23 (2.80%) PBX
13 21 (2.56%) WAN
14 16 (1.95%) MPLS
14 16 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (1.71%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (18.17%) Amazon RDS
2 104 (12.68%) SQL Server
3 94 (11.46%) Azure SQL Database
4 57 (6.95%) Cosmos DB
5 33 (4.02%) Relational Database
6 31 (3.78%) Amazon Redshift
6 31 (3.78%) RDBMS
7 28 (3.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 24 (2.93%) Power BI
9 20 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (2.20%) NoSQL
10 18 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (1.34%) Data Lake
12 10 (1.22%) Big Data
13 9 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.10%) MongoDB
13 9 (1.10%) MySQL
14 8 (0.98%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 167 (20.37%) Git (software)
2 114 (13.90%) Jenkins
3 106 (12.93%) JIRA
4 101 (12.32%) TeamCity
5 90 (10.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 90 (10.98%) Octopus Deploy
6 38 (4.63%) Visual Studio
7 31 (3.78%) Visual Studio Team System
8 28 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (1.71%) Chocolatey
10 7 (0.85%) GitLab
10 7 (0.85%) Subversion
11 5 (0.61%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.24%) AdminStudio
12 2 (0.24%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.24%) ER Studio
12 2 (0.24%) ERwin
12 2 (0.24%) Maven
12 2 (0.24%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.24%) Trac
General
1 67 (8.17%) Finance
2 21 (2.56%) Law
2 21 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 15 (1.83%) Legal
4 8 (0.98%) Retail
5 6 (0.73%) Marketing
6 3 (0.37%) Back Office
6 3 (0.37%) Billing
6 3 (0.37%) Games
7 2 (0.24%) Advertising
7 2 (0.24%) Banking
7 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.24%) Publishing
8 1 (0.12%) Automotive
8 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 169 (20.61%) Architect
2 104 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 90 (10.98%) Cloud Architect
3 90 (10.98%) Solutions Architect
4 79 (9.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 75 (9.15%) Consultant
6 57 (6.95%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 54 (6.59%) Analyst
7 54 (6.59%) Azure Engineer
8 47 (5.73%) Support Engineer
9 46 (5.61%) Cloud Engineer
10 44 (5.37%) Azure Architect
11 40 (4.88%) DevOps Manager
12 37 (4.51%) IT Engineer
12 37 (4.51%) Microsoft Engineer
13 34 (4.15%) Systems Engineer
14 33 (4.02%) Developer
14 33 (4.02%) Infrastructure Consultant
15 31 (3.78%) Lead Architect
16 30 (3.66%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (12.68%) .NET
2 80 (9.76%) Web Services
3 47 (5.73%) ASP.NET
4 41 (5.00%) JSON
5 36 (4.39%) SAML
6 33 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web API
7 27 (3.29%) LDAP
8 26 (3.17%) OAuth
9 23 (2.80%) HTML
10 21 (2.56%) REST
11 20 (2.44%) Redux
12 19 (2.32%) CSS
13 17 (2.07%) Kafka
14 16 (1.95%) X-Windows
15 11 (1.34%) SOAP
16 10 (1.22%) .NET Framework
16 10 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
16 10 (1.22%) OpenID
16 10 (1.22%) SailPoint
17 9 (1.10%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 128 (15.61%) Private Cloud
2 96 (11.71%) Data Centre
3 86 (10.49%) Public Cloud
4 62 (7.56%) Self-Motivation
5 59 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (5.61%) Hybrid Cloud
7 44 (5.37%) Management Information System
8 43 (5.24%) Clustering
9 27 (3.29%) User Experience
10 21 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
12 18 (2.20%) PKI
13 13 (1.59%) Blackberry
13 13 (1.59%) CESG
13 13 (1.59%) Mobile App
14 11 (1.34%) Fintech
14 11 (1.34%) Replication
15 10 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (1.22%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.98%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 557 (67.93%) Windows
2 272 (33.17%) Windows Server
3 204 (24.88%) Linux
4 182 (22.20%) Windows 10
5 84 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (5.98%) Windows 7
8 48 (5.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (2.07%) Windows 8
10 12 (1.46%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.22%) CentOS
12 9 (1.10%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.73%) Unix
14 5 (0.61%) Android
14 5 (0.61%) VMS
15 4 (0.49%) AIX
15 4 (0.49%) SUSE
15 4 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (20.98%) Migration
3 161 (19.63%) DevOps
4 149 (18.17%) Presales
5 137 (16.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 117 (14.27%) ITIL
7 115 (14.02%) Network Virtualisation
8 104 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
9 84 (10.24%) Project Management
10 78 (9.51%) Problem-Solving
11 75 (9.15%) Identity Access Management
12 70 (8.54%) Load Balancing
13 59 (7.20%) Thought Leadership
14 56 (6.83%) Cybersecurity
14 56 (6.83%) Service Management
15 50 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (5.24%) Data Protection
16 43 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
16 43 (5.24%) Mobile Device Management
17 41 (5.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 293 (35.73%) SQL
2 238 (29.02%) PowerShell
3 76 (9.27%) Python
4 69 (8.41%) C#
5 42 (5.12%) Java
6 41 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 33 (4.02%) Bash Shell
8 26 (3.17%) Shell Script
9 25 (3.05%) PL/SQL
9 25 (3.05%) Scala
10 11 (1.34%) Perl
10 11 (1.34%) TypeScript
10 11 (1.34%) VBScript
11 8 (0.98%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.85%) C++
12 7 (0.85%) Go
13 4 (0.49%) Ruby
13 4 (0.49%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.37%) PHP
15 2 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 147 (17.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (14.27%) MCSE
3 72 (8.78%) MCSA
4 47 (5.73%) Degree
5 40 (4.88%) Security Cleared
6 26 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 24 (2.93%) MCITP
8 23 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (2.20%) CompTIA Security+
10 16 (1.95%) CISSP
11 14 (1.71%) CCNA
11 14 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (1.71%) SC Cleared
12 9 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.85%) MCP
14 6 (0.73%) MCSD
14 6 (0.73%) VCP5
15 5 (0.61%) EMCISA
15 5 (0.61%) EMCSA
15 5 (0.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.61%) SLA
2 37 (4.51%) GDPR
3 11 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.34%) QA
4 7 (0.85%) PMO
5 5 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.37%) COBIT
7 3 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 763 (93.05%) Active Directory
2 186 (22.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (18.78%) Virtual Machines
4 147 (17.93%) Hyper-V
5 47 (5.73%) XenApp
6 43 (5.24%) XenDesktop
7 31 (3.78%) Docker
8 23 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (2.68%) Virtual Desktop
10 20 (2.44%) BitLocker
11 17 (2.07%) vSphere
12 16 (1.95%) LXC
13 15 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.73%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 6 (0.73%) Xen
16 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.49%) oVirt
16 4 (0.49%) pfSense
16 4 (0.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 143 (17.44%) SCCM
2 119 (14.51%) Ansible
3 110 (13.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 51 (6.22%) Single Sign-On
5 48 (5.85%) Terraform
6 44 (5.37%) SCVMM
7 43 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
8 42 (5.12%) Puppet
9 31 (3.78%) AirWatch
9 31 (3.78%) SCOM
10 29 (3.54%) Kubernetes
11 20 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
12 19 (2.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 18 (2.20%) FortiGate
14 16 (1.95%) SCOrch
14 16 (1.95%) SCSM
15 15 (1.83%) SCDPM
16 12 (1.46%) vCenter Server
17 11 (1.34%) Nagios
17 11 (1.34%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 561 (68.41%) Microsoft
2 229 (27.93%) VMware
3 94 (11.46%) Citrix
4 89 (10.85%) New Relic
4 89 (10.85%) Trend Micro
5 83 (10.12%) Cisco
6 59 (7.20%) Veeam
7 31 (3.78%) Symantec
8 27 (3.29%) MobileIron
9 21 (2.56%) Google
9 21 (2.56%) iManage
9 21 (2.56%) Oracle
10 17 (2.07%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.95%) Ivanti
12 15 (1.83%) CyberArk
13 14 (1.71%) CheckPoint
14 13 (1.59%) Dell
15 12 (1.46%) Avaya
15 12 (1.46%) EMC
15 12 (1.46%) IBM