Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 257 262 362
Rank change year-on-year +5 +100 +250
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 1,673 626 1,174
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.26% 0.86%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.04% 3.12% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,275 556 992
10th Percentile £29,750 £32,750 £34,775
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,784 £42,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - -8.33% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £75,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +5.26%

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 55,097 20,068 43,677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.38% 40.52% 32.11%
Number of salaries quoted 38,382 17,053 36,048
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Azure Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure Active Directory over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Top 17 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 27 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 -8 1,501 £55,000 - 333
UK excluding London +63 935 £45,000 - 222
London -83 628 £60,000 +4.35% 126
Work from Home -92 371 £60,000 +4.35% 70
South East +12 301 £47,500 +11.76% 52
North of England -12 247 £47,500 -4.04% 79
North West -10 134 £52,500 -8.70% 51
Midlands -46 125 £42,500 +6.25% 26
South West +4 123 £39,500 -7.06% 21
Yorkshire -52 95 £44,750 -5.79% 21
West Midlands -32 89 £40,000 - 17
East of England -60 65 £35,600 +10.74% 26
Scotland -46 46 £47,500 - 16
Wales -31 37 £31,500 -24.10% 2
East Midlands -41 33 £45,000 +15.02% 9
North East -29 18 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Northern Ireland - 8 - -

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 1,653 (98.80%) Azure
2 1,476 (88.22%) Active Directory
3 1,118 (66.83%) Microsoft
4 1,043 (62.34%) Microsoft 365
5 896 (53.56%) Windows
6 493 (29.47%) Windows Server
7 474 (28.33%) Microsoft Intune
8 468 (27.97%) PowerShell
9 417 (24.93%) SharePoint
10 399 (23.85%) VMware
11 394 (23.55%) DevOps
12 326 (19.49%) Windows 10
13 325 (19.43%) Social Skills
14 307 (18.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 291 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
16 274 (16.38%) DNS
17 271 (16.20%) Firewall
18 264 (15.78%) VMware Infrastructure
19 261 (15.60%) SQL
20 258 (15.42%) IaaS
21 250 (14.94%) Finance
22 248 (14.82%) ITIL
22 248 (14.82%) PaaS
23 217 (12.97%) SCCM
24 207 (12.37%) Data Centre
25 203 (12.13%) DHCP
26 199 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
27 198 (11.84%) Microsoft Office
28 197 (11.78%) Infrastructure as Code
29 196 (11.72%) AWS

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
1 417 (24.93%) SharePoint
2 127 (7.59%) MS Exchange
3 61 (3.65%) IIS
4 34 (2.03%) Confluence
5 19 (1.14%) Skype for Business
6 15 (0.90%) Apache
7 13 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.42%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.36%) SAS
11 6 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.18%) CMS
13 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.18%) WordPress
14 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.12%) nginx
14 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 198 (11.84%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.060%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.060%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 28 (1.67%) Sentinel
2 20 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.36%) Unica
4 4 (0.24%) FastStats
4 4 (0.24%) SAP R/3
4 4 (0.24%) Workfront
5 2 (0.12%) Epicor Tropos
5 2 (0.12%) Findur
5 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.12%) Relativity
5 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.060%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1,653 (98.80%) Azure
2 1,043 (62.34%) Microsoft 365
3 258 (15.42%) IaaS
4 248 (14.82%) PaaS
5 196 (11.72%) AWS
6 169 (10.10%) OneDrive
7 154 (9.21%) Azure Key Vault
7 154 (9.21%) SaaS
8 146 (8.73%) Power Platform
9 67 (4.00%) PowerApps
10 53 (3.17%) Azure Sentinel
10 53 (3.17%) GCP
11 47 (2.81%) Power Automate
12 43 (2.57%) Serverless
13 37 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
14 36 (2.15%) Azure Storage
15 35 (2.09%) Azure Logic Apps
16 32 (1.91%) Azure Service Bus
16 32 (1.91%) GitHub
17 31 (1.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 274 (16.38%) DNS
2 271 (16.20%) Firewall
3 203 (12.13%) DHCP
4 179 (10.70%) VPN
5 127 (7.59%) TCP/IP
6 120 (7.17%) LAN
7 115 (6.87%) SAN
8 107 (6.40%) WAN
9 93 (5.56%) Network Security
10 84 (5.02%) Unified Communications
11 75 (4.48%) VLAN
12 61 (3.65%) Wi-Fi
13 56 (3.35%) VoIP
14 35 (2.09%) Wireless
15 29 (1.73%) Remote Desktop
15 29 (1.73%) SSL
16 27 (1.61%) Internet
17 22 (1.32%) Skype
18 21 (1.26%) HTTP
19 19 (1.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 73 (4.36%) Azure SQL Database
3 59 (3.53%) Power BI
4 33 (1.97%) MySQL
5 25 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
6 17 (1.02%) Data Lake
7 15 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (0.72%) MongoDB
10 10 (0.60%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.42%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (0.36%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2019
14 5 (0.30%) Tableau
15 4 (0.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.24%) Big Data
15 4 (0.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 74 (4.42%) Git (software)
2 54 (3.23%) JIRA
3 47 (2.81%) Jenkins
4 42 (2.51%) Visual Studio Team System
5 16 (0.96%) Cypress.io
5 16 (0.96%) TeamCity
6 14 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (0.72%) Jasmine
7 12 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
8 11 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (0.54%) SonarQube
10 8 (0.48%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.36%) GitLab
11 6 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.30%) Selenium
12 5 (0.30%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.30%) Visual Studio Code
13 4 (0.24%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
14 2 (0.12%) SpecFlow
General
1 325 (19.43%) Social Skills
2 250 (14.94%) Finance
3 61 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (2.57%) Retail
5 40 (2.39%) Organisational Skills
6 38 (2.27%) Law
7 36 (2.15%) Public Sector
8 31 (1.85%) Marketing
9 30 (1.79%) Presentation Skills
10 23 (1.37%) Legal
11 20 (1.20%) Telecoms
12 17 (1.02%) Banking
12 17 (1.02%) Documentation Skills
12 17 (1.02%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.72%) Advertising
15 9 (0.54%) Billing
16 8 (0.48%) Automotive
16 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 234 (13.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 208 (12.43%) Consultant
3 179 (10.70%) Azure Engineer
4 157 (9.38%) Cloud Engineer
5 140 (8.37%) Architect
6 129 (7.71%) Support Engineer
7 117 (6.99%) Analyst
8 116 (6.93%) Cloud Consultant
9 114 (6.81%) DevOps Engineer
10 108 (6.46%) Technical Consultant
11 107 (6.40%) IT Engineer
12 90 (5.38%) IT Support
13 73 (4.36%) Developer
13 73 (4.36%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
14 71 (4.24%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
15 65 (3.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 57 (3.41%) Administrator
17 54 (3.23%) Support Analyst
18 49 (2.93%) Active Directory Engineer
19 44 (2.63%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (8.01%) ARM Templates
2 112 (6.69%) OAuth
3 100 (5.98%) .NET
4 92 (5.50%) OAuth2
5 71 (4.24%) Web Services
6 65 (3.89%) JSON
7 63 (3.77%) SAML
8 49 (2.93%) HTML
9 45 (2.69%) CSS
10 42 (2.51%) React
11 36 (2.15%) ASP.NET Web API
12 33 (1.97%) ASP.NET
13 32 (1.91%) .NET Core
14 28 (1.67%) LDAP
14 28 (1.67%) OpenID
15 26 (1.55%) REST
16 21 (1.26%) Node.js
17 18 (1.08%) RESTful
18 17 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
18 17 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 207 (12.37%) Data Centre
2 140 (8.37%) Public Cloud
3 89 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
4 57 (3.41%) PKI
5 55 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.75%) Clustering
7 41 (2.45%) Cloud Native
8 40 (2.39%) Cyberthreat
9 39 (2.33%) Driving Licence
10 28 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
11 27 (1.61%) Replication
12 26 (1.55%) Virtual Team
13 25 (1.49%) User Experience
14 23 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
14 23 (1.37%) Private Cloud
15 22 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
16 20 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
17 19 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
17 19 (1.14%) Mobile App
18 14 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 896 (53.56%) Windows
2 493 (29.47%) Windows Server
3 326 (19.49%) Windows 10
4 167 (9.98%) Linux
5 144 (8.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 131 (7.83%) Windows Server 2019
7 92 (5.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 72 (4.30%) Apple iOS
9 70 (4.18%) Android
10 48 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 40 (2.39%) Mac OS
11 40 (2.39%) Windows 7
12 28 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (1.32%) VMS
14 17 (1.02%) Unix
15 11 (0.66%) CentOS
15 11 (0.66%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.60%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.54%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (23.55%) DevOps
2 307 (18.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 291 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 248 (14.82%) ITIL
5 197 (11.78%) Infrastructure as Code
6 195 (11.66%) Cybersecurity
7 192 (11.48%) Migration
8 161 (9.62%) Presales
9 122 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
10 117 (6.99%) Service Delivery
11 110 (6.58%) Network Virtualisation
12 109 (6.52%) Project Delivery
13 105 (6.28%) Requirements Gathering
14 99 (5.92%) Virtual Environments
15 94 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
16 90 (5.38%) Project Management
17 83 (4.96%) Analytics
17 83 (4.96%) Mentoring
18 80 (4.78%) Requirements Analysis
19 78 (4.66%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 468 (27.97%) PowerShell
2 261 (15.60%) SQL
3 95 (5.68%) C#
4 51 (3.05%) JavaScript
4 51 (3.05%) Python
5 30 (1.79%) T-SQL
6 24 (1.43%) Bash Shell
7 16 (0.96%) VBScript
8 15 (0.90%) Java
9 13 (0.78%) PL/SQL
10 11 (0.66%) TypeScript
11 9 (0.54%) VB
12 8 (0.48%) Perl
13 6 (0.36%) C
13 6 (0.36%) R
13 6 (0.36%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.30%) PHP
15 3 (0.18%) Go
15 3 (0.18%) Groovy
15 3 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 199 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 149 (8.91%) Security Cleared
3 142 (8.49%) SC Cleared
4 113 (6.75%) Degree
5 82 (4.90%) MCSE
6 59 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
7 54 (3.23%) CCNA
8 33 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
8 33 (1.97%) MCSA
9 29 (1.73%) CISSP
10 19 (1.14%) A+ Certification
11 18 (1.08%) MCP
12 16 (0.96%) Master's Degree
13 14 (0.84%) CEH
13 14 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (0.60%) AWS Certification
16 9 (0.54%) CCNP
17 7 (0.42%) GIAC
17 7 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.18%) SLA
2 67 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (2.63%) GDPR
4 31 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
5 24 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 23 (1.37%) QA
7 18 (1.08%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.84%) NIST
9 7 (0.42%) ITGC
9 7 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.30%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.24%) NCSC
12 3 (0.18%) Accessibility
12 3 (0.18%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.12%) GxP
13 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1,476 (88.22%) Active Directory
2 264 (15.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (10.16%) Hyper-V
4 85 (5.08%) Docker
5 83 (4.96%) Virtual Machines
6 66 (3.95%) vSphere
7 51 (3.05%) Virtual Desktop
8 33 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (1.43%) BitLocker
10 20 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (0.84%) XenApp
12 8 (0.48%) KVM
13 7 (0.42%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.24%) Shibboleth
16 3 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
17 2 (0.12%) VMware Server
18 1 (0.060%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 474 (28.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 217 (12.97%) SCCM
3 194 (11.60%) Terraform
4 132 (7.89%) Single Sign-On
5 117 (6.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 104 (6.22%) Kubernetes
7 65 (3.89%) Ansible
8 51 (3.05%) Jamf Pro
8 51 (3.05%) SCOM
9 21 (1.26%) AirWatch
10 20 (1.20%) Backup Exec
10 20 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
10 20 (1.20%) WSUS
11 18 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
12 17 (1.02%) Grafana
12 17 (1.02%) Prometheus
12 17 (1.02%) Puppet
12 17 (1.02%) vCenter Server
13 12 (0.72%) NetBackup
14 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1,118 (66.83%) Microsoft
2 399 (23.85%) VMware
3 126 (7.53%) Citrix
4 118 (7.05%) Cisco
5 105 (6.28%) Apple
6 58 (3.47%) Veeam
7 57 (3.41%) Google
8 52 (3.11%) Adobe
9 42 (2.51%) SolarWinds
10 36 (2.15%) HP
11 30 (1.79%) Dell
12 28 (1.67%) CyberArk
12 28 (1.67%) Okta
13 27 (1.61%) Oracle
13 27 (1.61%) SonicWALL
14 26 (1.55%) Palo Alto
14 26 (1.55%) Red Hat
15 24 (1.43%) 3PAR
15 24 (1.43%) Meraki
16 23 (1.37%) Sophos