Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 225 301 405
Rank change year-on-year +76 +104 +239
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 1,716 715 1,126
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.04% 0.78%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.55% 2.83% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,385 618 945
10th Percentile £30,500 £37,097 £33,150
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - -8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £71,750 £70,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £75,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% -9.52% +5.00%

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 48,323 25,290 43,619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.80% 36.65% 30.29%
Number of salaries quoted 34,785 20,893 35,814
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +71 1,505 £55,000 - 315
UK excluding London +130 886 £45,000 -5.26% 211
London +4 672 £64,500 +7.50% 116
Work from Home -86 400 £60,000 - 65
South East +65 276 £45,000 -14.29% 64
North of England +43 202 £50,000 - 43
North West +41 142 £50,750 -3.33% 24
Midlands +2 133 £47,500 - 33
South West -12 110 £37,500 -11.76% 25
West Midlands -3 91 £53,750 +19.44% 15
East of England -8 62 £36,500 -14.12% 34
Scotland -18 59 £55,000 +29.41% 7
Wales +13 45 £31,500 -1.56% 5
East Midlands -20 42 £42,500 -26.09% 18
Yorkshire -62 41 £45,000 -10.00% 15
North East -8 19 £75,000 +76.47% 4
Northern Ireland - 8 - -

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1,699 (99.01%) Azure
2 1,477 (86.07%) Active Directory
3 1,129 (65.79%) Microsoft
4 1,009 (58.80%) Microsoft 365
5 942 (54.90%) Windows
6 631 (36.77%) PowerShell
7 507 (29.55%) Windows Server
8 480 (27.97%) DevOps
9 472 (27.51%) Microsoft Intune
10 459 (26.75%) SharePoint
11 426 (24.83%) VMware
12 346 (20.16%) Social Skills
13 338 (19.70%) PaaS
14 327 (19.06%) Windows 10
15 319 (18.59%) SQL
16 318 (18.53%) IaaS
17 315 (18.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 303 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
19 280 (16.32%) Terraform
20 273 (15.91%) Firewall
21 267 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
22 256 (14.92%) Migration
23 242 (14.10%) SCCM
24 221 (12.88%) DNS
25 220 (12.82%) ITIL
26 213 (12.41%) AWS
27 212 (12.35%) Infrastructure as Code
28 196 (11.42%) Microsoft Office
28 196 (11.42%) SQL Server
29 191 (11.13%) Linux

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
1 459 (26.75%) SharePoint
2 138 (8.04%) MS Exchange
3 52 (3.03%) Confluence
4 43 (2.51%) IIS
5 16 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (0.87%) Apache
7 13 (0.76%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.29%) SAS
9 5 (0.29%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.17%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.12%) nginx
11 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.058%) Documentum
12 1 (0.058%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.058%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.058%) LiveLink
Applications
1 196 (11.42%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.058%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.058%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.058%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 47 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.57%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.29%) Unica
4 4 (0.23%) FastStats
5 2 (0.12%) Line 50
5 2 (0.12%) Relativity
6 1 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.058%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,699 (99.01%) Azure
2 1,009 (58.80%) Microsoft 365
3 338 (19.70%) PaaS
4 318 (18.53%) IaaS
5 213 (12.41%) AWS
6 186 (10.84%) OneDrive
7 179 (10.43%) SaaS
8 172 (10.02%) Azure Key Vault
9 133 (7.75%) Power Platform
10 79 (4.60%) Azure Storage
11 73 (4.25%) Azure Service Bus
12 71 (4.14%) GCP
13 69 (4.02%) Serverless
14 60 (3.50%) PowerApps
15 59 (3.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 50 (2.91%) Azure App Service
16 50 (2.91%) Azure Sentinel
17 48 (2.80%) Azure Functions
18 43 (2.51%) Google Workspace
18 43 (2.51%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 273 (15.91%) Firewall
2 221 (12.88%) DNS
3 149 (8.68%) DHCP
4 135 (7.87%) VPN
5 116 (6.76%) TCP/IP
6 100 (5.83%) LAN
7 98 (5.71%) SAN
8 90 (5.24%) WAN
9 85 (4.95%) Network Security
10 64 (3.73%) VLAN
11 53 (3.09%) VoIP
12 50 (2.91%) Unified Communications
13 42 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
14 38 (2.21%) Internet
15 30 (1.75%) Wireless
16 29 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
17 26 (1.52%) Skype
18 25 (1.46%) SSL
19 23 (1.34%) NetScaler
20 22 (1.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (11.42%) SQL Server
2 87 (5.07%) Azure SQL Database
3 38 (2.21%) Power BI
4 37 (2.16%) MySQL
5 25 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
6 16 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (0.70%) Data Lake
9 11 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (0.52%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.35%) Tableau
12 4 (0.23%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.17%) Blockchain
13 3 (0.17%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.17%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.17%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.17%) Redis
14 2 (0.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 102 (5.94%) Git (software)
2 67 (3.90%) JIRA
3 63 (3.67%) Jenkins
4 43 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (2.51%) Visual Studio Team System
5 26 (1.52%) TeamCity
6 25 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 24 (1.40%) Cypress.io
8 21 (1.22%) Jasmine
8 21 (1.22%) Karma Test Runner
9 18 (1.05%) Bitbucket
10 12 (0.70%) Maven
10 12 (0.70%) Visual Studio
11 10 (0.58%) Gradle
12 9 (0.52%) SonarQube
13 8 (0.47%) GitLab
14 7 (0.41%) Visual Studio Code
15 6 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
16 5 (0.29%) Artifactory
17 4 (0.23%) Selenium
General
1 346 (20.16%) Social Skills
2 175 (10.20%) Finance
3 83 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (3.44%) Law
5 51 (2.97%) Public Sector
6 46 (2.68%) Organisational Skills
7 44 (2.56%) Legal
8 40 (2.33%) Presentation Skills
9 31 (1.81%) Documentation Skills
10 30 (1.75%) Retail
11 27 (1.57%) Marketing
12 21 (1.22%) Banking
12 21 (1.22%) Billing
12 21 (1.22%) Telecoms
13 11 (0.64%) Advertising
13 11 (0.64%) Back Office
14 10 (0.58%) Local Government
15 9 (0.52%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 7 (0.41%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 247 (14.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 208 (12.12%) Azure Engineer
3 190 (11.07%) Architect
4 161 (9.38%) Consultant
5 146 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
6 139 (8.10%) Cloud Engineer
7 129 (7.52%) Support Engineer
8 121 (7.05%) IT Engineer
9 110 (6.41%) Analyst
10 107 (6.24%) IT Support
11 103 (6.00%) Developer
12 102 (5.94%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
13 85 (4.95%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
14 71 (4.14%) C# Developer
15 64 (3.73%) Azure Architect
16 59 (3.44%) Azure Developer
17 56 (3.26%) Support Analyst
18 55 (3.21%) IT Support Engineer
19 52 (3.03%) Administrator
20 51 (2.97%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (7.52%) OAuth
2 128 (7.46%) .NET
3 113 (6.59%) Web Services
4 97 (5.65%) OAuth2
5 81 (4.72%) React
6 79 (4.60%) CSS
7 76 (4.43%) SAML
8 74 (4.31%) .NET Core
9 72 (4.20%) ASP.NET Web API
10 51 (2.97%) JSON
11 48 (2.80%) jQuery
12 46 (2.68%) HTML
12 46 (2.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 43 (2.51%) OpenID
14 42 (2.45%) Entity Framework
15 40 (2.33%) .NET Framework
16 31 (1.81%) Node.js
17 30 (1.75%) AngularJS
18 29 (1.69%) ASP.NET
19 24 (1.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 126 (7.34%) Data Centre
2 91 (5.30%) Public Cloud
3 56 (3.26%) Cloud Native
4 50 (2.91%) PKI
5 48 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 44 (2.56%) Clustering
7 41 (2.39%) N-Tier
8 35 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
9 33 (1.92%) User Experience
10 31 (1.81%) Driving Licence
11 27 (1.57%) Replication
12 26 (1.52%) Virtual Team
13 21 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
14 20 (1.17%) BYOD
15 19 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
15 19 (1.11%) Mobile App
16 17 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (0.93%) Reinsurance
18 15 (0.87%) Private Cloud
18 15 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 942 (54.90%) Windows
2 507 (29.55%) Windows Server
3 327 (19.06%) Windows 10
4 191 (11.13%) Linux
5 143 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 139 (8.10%) Windows Server 2019
7 134 (7.81%) Windows Server 2016
8 63 (3.67%) Android
9 59 (3.44%) Apple iOS
10 44 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 41 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (1.52%) Windows 7
13 25 (1.46%) Mac OS
14 21 (1.22%) CentOS
14 21 (1.22%) Unix
14 21 (1.22%) VMS
15 18 (1.05%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.76%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (27.97%) DevOps
2 315 (18.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 303 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
4 256 (14.92%) Migration
5 220 (12.82%) ITIL
6 212 (12.35%) Infrastructure as Code
7 125 (7.28%) Mentoring
8 119 (6.93%) Network Virtualisation
9 111 (6.47%) Microservices
10 110 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
10 110 (6.41%) Project Delivery
11 106 (6.18%) Service Delivery
12 103 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 102 (5.94%) Identity Access Management
14 95 (5.54%) Presales
15 94 (5.48%) Deployment Automation
16 93 (5.42%) Identity Management
17 92 (5.36%) Configuration Management
18 88 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
19 85 (4.95%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 631 (36.77%) PowerShell
2 319 (18.59%) SQL
3 127 (7.40%) C#
4 83 (4.84%) JavaScript
5 74 (4.31%) T-SQL
6 49 (2.86%) Python
7 36 (2.10%) Bash Shell
8 20 (1.17%) Java
9 16 (0.93%) VBScript
10 13 (0.76%) TypeScript
11 12 (0.70%) Perl
12 9 (0.52%) VB
13 7 (0.41%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.35%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.29%) C
15 5 (0.29%) R
15 5 (0.29%) Ruby
16 3 (0.17%) Groovy
16 3 (0.17%) PHP
17 2 (0.12%) Go
Qualifications
1 151 (8.80%) Degree
2 148 (8.62%) Security Cleared
3 146 (8.51%) SC Cleared
4 145 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 78 (4.55%) MCSE
6 46 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
8 39 (2.27%) CCNA
9 26 (1.52%) CISSP
10 25 (1.46%) MCSA
11 15 (0.87%) CISM
12 14 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (0.82%) MCP
13 13 (0.76%) A+ Certification
14 12 (0.70%) CISA
15 11 (0.64%) Master's Degree
16 10 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 8 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
18 7 (0.41%) CEH
18 7 (0.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.85%) SLA
2 59 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.22%) GDPR
4 17 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (0.76%) NIST
7 12 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 10 (0.58%) QA
9 9 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.47%) ITGC
11 7 (0.41%) NCSC
12 4 (0.23%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.12%) ISO 31000
14 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.12%) PMO
14 2 (0.12%) PSD2
14 2 (0.12%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,477 (86.07%) Active Directory
2 267 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (9.73%) Hyper-V
4 126 (7.34%) Virtual Machines
5 117 (6.82%) Docker
6 69 (4.02%) Virtual Desktop
7 66 (3.85%) vSphere
8 50 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (0.87%) BitLocker
11 11 (0.64%) Shibboleth
12 8 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.47%) XenApp
12 8 (0.47%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.35%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 6 (0.35%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.29%) KVM
15 5 (0.29%) NDS
15 5 (0.29%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 472 (27.51%) Microsoft Intune
2 280 (16.32%) Terraform
3 242 (14.10%) SCCM
4 147 (8.57%) Kubernetes
5 125 (7.28%) Ansible
6 118 (6.88%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 110 (6.41%) Single Sign-On
8 67 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
9 60 (3.50%) Jamf Pro
10 52 (3.03%) SCOM
11 30 (1.75%) vCenter Server
12 29 (1.69%) AirWatch
12 29 (1.69%) Puppet
13 24 (1.40%) Grafana
13 24 (1.40%) Prometheus
14 22 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 16 (0.93%) Consul
15 16 (0.93%) Graphite
15 16 (0.93%) Opsview
15 16 (0.93%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,129 (65.79%) Microsoft
2 426 (24.83%) VMware
3 148 (8.62%) Citrix
4 103 (6.00%) Cisco
5 72 (4.20%) Google
6 61 (3.55%) Veeam
7 53 (3.09%) Apple
8 46 (2.68%) SolarWinds
9 41 (2.39%) Nintex
10 34 (1.98%) Okta
11 33 (1.92%) HP
12 30 (1.75%) Dell
13 29 (1.69%) IBM
14 28 (1.63%) ServiceNow
15 26 (1.52%) SonicWALL
16 25 (1.46%) Oracle
17 22 (1.28%) Meraki
18 21 (1.22%) Palo Alto
19 16 (0.93%) 3PAR
19 16 (0.93%) CyberArk