Period
to 24 February 2020

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 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 351 496 665
Rank change year-on-year +145 +169 +328
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 1,058 860 589
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.58% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.54% 2.16% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 879 657 504
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.14%
10th Percentile £34,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £78,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year -4.55% +12.82% -0.51%

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 41,729 39,901 38,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.01% 26.75% 21.70%
Number of salaries quoted 33,982 31,869 31,487
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 24 February 2020.

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 24 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
England +128 954 £60,000 - 191
UK excluding London +115 570 £52,500 -4.55% 125
London +90 410 £65,000 -3.70% 79
South East +47 205 £60,000 - 31
Midlands +53 141 £55,000 +17.02% 13
North of England +60 118 £45,000 -25.00% 43
West Midlands +46 87 £52,500 -26.32% 8
North West +56 79 £47,500 -20.83% 24
East Midlands +31 54 £55,000 +25.00% 5
South West +60 44 £41,250 -2.94% 11
East of England +55 36 £55,000 - 14
Yorkshire +41 33 £45,000 +20.00% 19
Scotland +53 27 £42,500 -10.53% 8
North East 0 6 £41,250 -2.94%
Wales -5 3 £37,250 +33.04% 5

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Azure Active Directory.

1 1,035 (97.83%) Azure
2 952 (89.98%) Active Directory
3 793 (74.95%) Microsoft
4 730 (69.00%) Office 365
5 667 (63.04%) Windows
6 351 (33.18%) Microsoft Intune
7 343 (32.42%) Windows Server
8 341 (32.23%) Windows 10
9 325 (30.72%) PowerShell
10 283 (26.75%) VMware
11 250 (23.63%) SharePoint
12 241 (22.78%) AWS
13 237 (22.40%) SQL
14 234 (22.12%) SCCM
15 216 (20.42%) Migration
16 198 (18.71%) ITIL
17 197 (18.62%) VMware Infrastructure
18 193 (18.24%) Microsoft Certification
19 185 (17.49%) DevOps
20 182 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 177 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
22 171 (16.16%) IaaS
23 166 (15.69%) DNS
24 163 (15.41%) Presales
25 155 (14.65%) Problem-Solving
26 151 (14.27%) Firewall
27 148 (13.99%) Finance
28 145 (13.71%) Data Centre
29 142 (13.42%) Project Delivery
30 140 (13.23%) SQL Server

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
1 250 (23.63%) SharePoint
2 109 (10.30%) MS Exchange
3 87 (8.22%) Skype for Business
4 47 (4.44%) IIS
5 19 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (1.13%) Anypoint
8 12 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.57%) CMS
10 6 (0.57%) Confluence
11 5 (0.47%) SAS
12 4 (0.38%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.38%) Drupal
12 4 (0.38%) Mule
12 4 (0.38%) Mule ESB
12 4 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 104 (9.83%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.095%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.095%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.095%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.28%) assyst
3 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.095%) Eikon
4 1 (0.095%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.095%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.095%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.095%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.095%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,035 (97.83%) Azure
2 730 (69.00%) Office 365
3 241 (22.78%) AWS
4 171 (16.16%) IaaS
5 130 (12.29%) PaaS
6 122 (11.53%) OneDrive
7 107 (10.11%) SaaS
8 69 (6.52%) Power Platform
9 52 (4.91%) Cloud Computing
10 36 (3.40%) Azure Data Factory
11 31 (2.93%) Serverless
12 29 (2.74%) PowerApps
13 25 (2.36%) Azure Functions
13 25 (2.36%) Mimecast
14 22 (2.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 21 (1.98%) G Suite
16 20 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
17 19 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
18 18 (1.70%) Yammer
19 17 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 166 (15.69%) DNS
2 151 (14.27%) Firewall
3 111 (10.49%) Skype
4 103 (9.74%) DHCP
5 72 (6.81%) VPN
6 71 (6.71%) SAN
7 61 (5.77%) WAN
8 60 (5.67%) LAN
9 44 (4.16%) TCP/IP
10 40 (3.78%) VoIP
11 38 (3.59%) Wireless
12 30 (2.84%) VSAN
13 24 (2.27%) Network Security
14 23 (2.17%) Internet
15 22 (2.08%) NetScaler
16 21 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (1.98%) NAS
16 21 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (1.80%) Software-Defined Networking
18 17 (1.61%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 92 (8.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 41 (3.88%) Amazon RDS
4 37 (3.50%) Power BI
5 30 (2.84%) Data Lake
6 25 (2.36%) Cosmos DB
7 17 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.76%) MySQL
13 7 (0.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (0.66%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.66%) Relational Database
14 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 45 (4.25%) Git (software)
2 39 (3.69%) Visual Studio Team System
3 29 (2.74%) JIRA
3 29 (2.74%) TeamCity
4 28 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
5 27 (2.55%) Visual Studio
6 21 (1.98%) Jenkins
7 15 (1.42%) Subversion
8 13 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.95%) Chocolatey
10 8 (0.76%) MSTest
11 7 (0.66%) GitLab
11 7 (0.66%) NUnit
12 5 (0.47%) Visual Studio Code
12 5 (0.47%) WinDbg
13 4 (0.38%) CruiseControl
14 3 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
15 2 (0.19%) Gradle
15 2 (0.19%) MSI
15 2 (0.19%) SpecFlow
General
1 148 (13.99%) Finance
2 61 (5.77%) Public Sector
3 46 (4.35%) Billing
4 28 (2.65%) Marketing
5 23 (2.17%) Retail
6 21 (1.98%) Banking
7 19 (1.80%) Legal
8 15 (1.42%) Advertising
9 14 (1.32%) Law
10 6 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.38%) Local Government
13 3 (0.28%) Housing Association
14 2 (0.19%) Back Office
15 1 (0.095%) Electronics
15 1 (0.095%) Front Office
15 1 (0.095%) Publishing
15 1 (0.095%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 204 (19.28%) Consultant
2 199 (18.81%) Architect
3 147 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 89 (8.41%) Azure Engineer
5 80 (7.56%) Analyst
6 71 (6.71%) Support Engineer
7 70 (6.62%) Solutions Architect
8 63 (5.95%) Cloud Engineer
9 62 (5.86%) IT Engineer
10 58 (5.48%) Azure Consultant
11 55 (5.20%) Technical Consultant
12 49 (4.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 47 (4.44%) Azure Architect
13 47 (4.44%) Cloud Architect
14 44 (4.16%) Microsoft Consultant
15 41 (3.88%) Administrator
15 41 (3.88%) Senior Consultant
16 39 (3.69%) IT Support
17 38 (3.59%) Office 365 Consultant
18 35 (3.31%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (5.39%) .NET
2 44 (4.16%) JSON
3 35 (3.31%) Web Services
4 31 (2.93%) LDAP
5 25 (2.36%) CSS
6 23 (2.17%) REST
7 19 (1.80%) HTML
8 16 (1.51%) .NET Framework
8 16 (1.51%) ASP.NET
9 15 (1.42%) SAML
10 14 (1.32%) OAuth
11 13 (1.23%) ADO
11 13 (1.23%) Entity Framework
12 12 (1.13%) Node.js
12 12 (1.13%) Redux
13 11 (1.04%) OAuth2
13 11 (1.04%) SOAP
14 10 (0.95%) .NET Core
14 10 (0.95%) AngularJS
14 10 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 145 (13.71%) Data Centre
2 61 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 60 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (5.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 59 (5.58%) Private Cloud
5 49 (4.63%) Public Cloud
6 34 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (2.93%) Clustering
8 29 (2.74%) PKI
9 21 (1.98%) Device Driver
10 19 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.51%) Driving Licence
11 16 (1.51%) Replication
11 16 (1.51%) User Experience
12 13 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
13 12 (1.13%) Blog
13 12 (1.13%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.85%) Blackberry
14 9 (0.85%) BYOD
15 8 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 667 (63.04%) Windows
2 343 (32.42%) Windows Server
3 341 (32.23%) Windows 10
4 130 (12.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 124 (11.72%) Linux
6 52 (4.91%) Windows 7
7 47 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (1.89%) Unix
8 20 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (0.95%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.76%) Android
10 8 (0.76%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.66%) VMS
12 6 (0.57%) CentOS
13 4 (0.38%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.38%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.095%) AIX
15 1 (0.095%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.095%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (20.42%) Migration
2 198 (18.71%) ITIL
3 185 (17.49%) DevOps
4 182 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 177 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
6 163 (15.41%) Presales
7 155 (14.65%) Problem-Solving
8 142 (13.42%) Project Delivery
9 95 (8.98%) Mentoring
9 95 (8.98%) Project Management
10 92 (8.70%) Configuration Management
10 92 (8.70%) Identity Management
11 88 (8.32%) Service Delivery
12 81 (7.66%) Customer Requirements
13 68 (6.43%) Change Management
14 67 (6.33%) Analytics
15 63 (5.95%) Identity Access Management
15 63 (5.95%) PRINCE2
16 58 (5.48%) Service Management
17 54 (5.10%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 325 (30.72%) PowerShell
2 237 (22.40%) SQL
3 69 (6.52%) C#
4 49 (4.63%) JavaScript
5 34 (3.21%) PHP
6 31 (2.93%) Python
7 26 (2.46%) Java
8 23 (2.17%) VBScript
9 20 (1.89%) Perl
10 19 (1.80%) Bash Shell
10 19 (1.80%) Ruby
11 15 (1.42%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.13%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.04%) C
14 6 (0.57%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.38%) U-SQL
15 4 (0.38%) VB
16 1 (0.095%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.095%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 193 (18.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (11.06%) MCSE
3 72 (6.81%) MCSA
4 42 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (3.69%) Degree
6 28 (2.65%) CCNA
6 28 (2.65%) CISSP
7 24 (2.27%) MCITP
8 18 (1.70%) CompTIA Security+
8 18 (1.70%) Security Cleared
9 16 (1.51%) SC Cleared
10 15 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 14 (1.32%) MCP
12 12 (1.13%) AWS Certification
12 12 (1.13%) MCSD
13 11 (1.04%) CISM
13 11 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (0.85%) CCSP
14 9 (0.85%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (7.47%) SLA
2 30 (2.84%) QA
3 22 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.70%) GDPR
5 13 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (1.13%) NIST
7 8 (0.76%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.47%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.28%) NCSC
10 2 (0.19%) COBIT
10 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.19%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 952 (89.98%) Active Directory
2 197 (18.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (12.00%) Hyper-V
4 59 (5.58%) XenApp
5 55 (5.20%) Virtual Machines
6 50 (4.73%) vSphere
7 36 (3.40%) Docker
7 36 (3.40%) XenDesktop
8 34 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
10 18 (1.70%) VMware NSX
11 15 (1.42%) DFS Replication
12 13 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.76%) Firmware
15 7 (0.66%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.57%) BitLocker
17 4 (0.38%) VMware Server
18 3 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 3 (0.28%) LXC
Systems Management
1 351 (33.18%) Microsoft Intune
2 234 (22.12%) SCCM
3 64 (6.05%) Single Sign-On
4 40 (3.78%) Terraform
5 33 (3.12%) SCOM
6 28 (2.65%) Kubernetes
7 23 (2.17%) vCenter Server
8 21 (1.98%) WSUS
9 20 (1.89%) Puppet
10 19 (1.80%) Ansible
11 18 (1.70%) AirWatch
11 18 (1.70%) vRealize
12 15 (1.42%) FortiGate
13 13 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (1.23%) Opsgenie
14 11 (1.04%) Jamf Pro
15 9 (0.85%) Kibana
15 9 (0.85%) Nagios
16 8 (0.76%) SCOrch
17 7 (0.66%) Icinga
Vendors
1 793 (74.95%) Microsoft
2 283 (26.75%) VMware
3 119 (11.25%) Citrix
4 109 (10.30%) Cisco
5 47 (4.44%) HP
6 44 (4.16%) NetApp
7 38 (3.59%) ServiceNow
8 26 (2.46%) Apple
9 25 (2.36%) Veeam
10 24 (2.27%) EMC
10 24 (2.27%) Google
11 22 (2.08%) Symantec
12 21 (1.98%) Okta
13 20 (1.89%) Dell
14 19 (1.80%) Atlassian
15 17 (1.61%) Oracle
16 15 (1.42%) Databricks
16 15 (1.42%) Meraki
16 15 (1.42%) Palo Alto
17 13 (1.23%) PagerDuty