Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 348 537 738
Rank change year-on-year +189 +201 +244
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 1,169 819 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.51% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.66% 2.00% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,004 614 409
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £35,930 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +2.63%

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 43,914 40,943 35,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.99% 25.67% 20.03%
Number of salaries quoted 35,831 32,795 29,619
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +149 1,044 £57,500 -4.17% 148
UK excluding London +133 635 £52,500 - 93
London +147 426 £70,000 +3.70% 68
South East +75 214 £60,000 - 25
North of England +104 165 £45,000 -25.00% 17
Midlands +53 143 £50,000 +15.61% 18
West Midlands +58 92 £55,000 -33.33% 11
North West +39 75 £50,000 -16.67% 11
Yorkshire +73 73 £45,000 +12.50% 6
South West +55 63 £36,143 -14.96% 12
East Midlands -2 49 £45,000 +21.95% 6
East of England +44 26 £52,500 -8.70% 8
Scotland +27 20 £43,750 -7.89% 12
North East +14 17 £37,410 -3.46%
Wales +14 11 £37,250 +35.45% 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 1,159 (99.14%) Azure
2 1,085 (92.81%) Active Directory
3 852 (72.88%) Microsoft
4 782 (66.89%) Office 365
5 744 (63.64%) Windows
6 394 (33.70%) Microsoft Intune
7 369 (31.57%) Windows 10
8 354 (30.28%) Windows Server
9 334 (28.57%) PowerShell
10 308 (26.35%) VMware
11 283 (24.21%) SharePoint
12 278 (23.78%) Microsoft Certification
13 263 (22.50%) SCCM
14 251 (21.47%) SQL
15 226 (19.33%) ITIL
16 217 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
17 211 (18.05%) MCSE
18 209 (17.88%) AWS
19 202 (17.28%) DevOps
20 201 (17.19%) Migration
21 184 (15.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 182 (15.57%) Finance
23 178 (15.23%) DNS
24 172 (14.71%) Presales
25 166 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
26 161 (13.77%) SQL Server
27 155 (13.26%) IaaS
28 152 (13.00%) Project Delivery
29 150 (12.83%) Skype
29 150 (12.83%) OneDrive

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
1 283 (24.21%) SharePoint
2 126 (10.78%) MS Exchange
3 95 (8.13%) Skype for Business
4 45 (3.85%) IIS
5 35 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (1.03%) Anypoint
10 10 (0.86%) CMS
10 10 (0.86%) SAS
11 6 (0.51%) Confluence
12 4 (0.34%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.34%) Drupal
12 4 (0.34%) Mule
12 4 (0.34%) Mule ESB
12 4 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.34%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 110 (9.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.086%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.86%) assyst
3 1 (0.086%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.086%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.086%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,159 (99.14%) Azure
2 782 (66.89%) Office 365
3 209 (17.88%) AWS
4 155 (13.26%) IaaS
5 150 (12.83%) OneDrive
6 96 (8.21%) PaaS
7 82 (7.01%) SaaS
8 53 (4.53%) Power Platform
9 50 (4.28%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (2.91%) Azure Data Factory
11 30 (2.57%) Dynamics 365
12 29 (2.48%) PowerApps
12 29 (2.48%) Serverless
13 25 (2.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 24 (2.05%) AWS CloudFormation
15 22 (1.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 22 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
15 22 (1.88%) Amazon S3
15 22 (1.88%) Azure Functions
15 22 (1.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 178 (15.23%) DNS
2 150 (12.83%) Skype
3 133 (11.38%) Firewall
4 118 (10.09%) DHCP
5 85 (7.27%) VPN
6 62 (5.30%) SAN
7 54 (4.62%) WAN
8 50 (4.28%) LAN
9 43 (3.68%) VoIP
10 37 (3.17%) Unified Communications
11 36 (3.08%) Wireless
12 31 (2.65%) Internet
13 30 (2.57%) Network Security
13 30 (2.57%) TCP/IP
14 29 (2.48%) VLAN
15 27 (2.31%) NAS
15 27 (2.31%) NetScaler
15 27 (2.31%) VSAN
15 27 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (1.80%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 102 (8.73%) Azure SQL Database
3 40 (3.42%) Amazon RDS
4 27 (2.31%) Power BI
5 24 (2.05%) Data Lake
6 22 (1.88%) Cosmos DB
7 21 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 13 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
14 7 (0.60%) MySQL
14 7 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.60%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.60%) Relational Database
15 5 (0.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 62 (5.30%) Visual Studio Team System
2 47 (4.02%) Git (software)
3 43 (3.68%) JIRA
4 35 (2.99%) Visual Studio
5 28 (2.40%) TeamCity
6 25 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (2.05%) Jenkins
7 24 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
8 13 (1.11%) Chocolatey
9 10 (0.86%) MSTest
10 9 (0.77%) GitLab
10 9 (0.77%) Subversion
11 6 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.43%) NUnit
13 4 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.34%) Bugzilla
13 4 (0.34%) CruiseControl
13 4 (0.34%) ReSharper
13 4 (0.34%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.34%) TestDirector
General
1 182 (15.57%) Finance
2 59 (5.05%) Public Sector
3 31 (2.65%) Billing
4 23 (1.97%) Marketing
4 23 (1.97%) Retail
5 17 (1.45%) Banking
6 14 (1.20%) Legal
7 13 (1.11%) Law
8 10 (0.86%) Advertising
9 8 (0.68%) Back Office
9 8 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.34%) Electronics
11 4 (0.34%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.26%) Housing Association
13 2 (0.17%) Local Government
14 1 (0.086%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.086%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 272 (23.27%) Architect
2 234 (20.02%) Consultant
3 148 (12.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 96 (8.21%) Azure Engineer
5 95 (8.13%) Cloud Engineer
6 89 (7.61%) Solutions Architect
7 85 (7.27%) Analyst
8 75 (6.42%) Technical Consultant
9 60 (5.13%) Support Engineer
10 57 (4.88%) Azure Consultant
10 57 (4.88%) Microsoft Consultant
11 56 (4.79%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 52 (4.45%) Technical Architect
13 46 (3.93%) IT Engineer
14 44 (3.76%) Azure Architect
15 40 (3.42%) Senior Consultant
16 38 (3.25%) Infrastructure Architect
17 36 (3.08%) Cloud Architect
17 36 (3.08%) IT Support
18 35 (2.99%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (5.65%) JSON
2 64 (5.47%) .NET
3 42 (3.59%) Web Services
4 26 (2.22%) LDAP
5 23 (1.97%) ASP.NET
6 22 (1.88%) OAuth
7 20 (1.71%) SAML
8 19 (1.63%) CSS
8 19 (1.63%) HTML
9 17 (1.45%) Node.js
9 17 (1.45%) REST
10 14 (1.20%) ADO
10 14 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (1.03%) Redux
11 12 (1.03%) X-Windows
12 11 (0.94%) .NET Framework
12 11 (0.94%) AngularJS
12 11 (0.94%) SOAP
13 10 (0.86%) .NET Core
13 10 (0.86%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 142 (12.15%) Data Centre
2 84 (7.19%) Public Cloud
3 61 (5.22%) Management Information System
4 58 (4.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 58 (4.96%) Private Cloud
5 50 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (2.65%) PKI
8 29 (2.48%) Clustering
9 25 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.80%) Driving Licence
11 19 (1.63%) Hedge funds
11 19 (1.63%) Replication
12 17 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
14 13 (1.11%) User Experience
15 12 (1.03%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.77%) Device Driver
16 9 (0.77%) iPad
16 9 (0.77%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 744 (63.64%) Windows
2 369 (31.57%) Windows 10
3 354 (30.28%) Windows Server
4 124 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 110 (9.41%) Linux
6 64 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (4.62%) Windows 7
8 29 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.28%) Android
10 14 (1.20%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.11%) Apple iOS
11 13 (1.11%) Unix
12 10 (0.86%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.77%) CentOS
13 9 (0.77%) VMS
14 6 (0.51%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.34%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.17%) SUSE
17 1 (0.086%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (19.33%) ITIL
2 202 (17.28%) DevOps
3 201 (17.19%) Migration
4 184 (15.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 172 (14.71%) Presales
6 166 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
7 152 (13.00%) Project Delivery
8 123 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
9 111 (9.50%) Configuration Management
10 108 (9.24%) Customer Requirements
11 99 (8.47%) Project Management
12 94 (8.04%) Mentoring
13 93 (7.96%) Service Delivery
14 85 (7.27%) Service Management
15 84 (7.19%) Change Management
15 84 (7.19%) PRINCE2
16 80 (6.84%) Identity Management
17 75 (6.42%) IT Strategy
18 70 (5.99%) TOGAF
19 66 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 334 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 251 (21.47%) SQL
3 74 (6.33%) C#
4 41 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 27 (2.31%) Java
6 25 (2.14%) PHP
7 24 (2.05%) Python
8 18 (1.54%) C
9 17 (1.45%) Bash Shell
10 16 (1.37%) VBScript
11 15 (1.28%) Perl
11 15 (1.28%) Ruby
12 13 (1.11%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.51%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.51%) VB
14 4 (0.34%) U-SQL
14 4 (0.34%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.086%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 278 (23.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 211 (18.05%) MCSE
3 125 (10.69%) MCSA
4 73 (6.24%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (5.30%) CCNA
6 48 (4.11%) Degree
7 34 (2.91%) MCITP
8 30 (2.57%) CISSP
9 28 (2.40%) MCP
10 25 (2.14%) CompTIA Security+
11 18 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (1.28%) AWS Certification
12 15 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 11 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.77%) CISM
15 8 (0.68%) SC Cleared
15 8 (0.68%) Security Cleared
16 7 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
17 6 (0.51%) CCA
17 6 (0.51%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.76%) SLA
2 31 (2.65%) QA
3 23 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.80%) NIST
5 16 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (1.28%) GDPR
7 11 (0.94%) NCSC
8 10 (0.86%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.26%) COBIT
12 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.17%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,085 (92.81%) Active Directory
2 217 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (11.89%) Hyper-V
4 81 (6.93%) XenApp
5 57 (4.88%) Docker
6 55 (4.70%) vSphere
7 50 (4.28%) Virtual Machines
8 48 (4.11%) XenDesktop
9 34 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (1.03%) BitLocker
12 12 (1.03%) LXC
12 12 (1.03%) VMware NSX
12 12 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.77%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 3 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 394 (33.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 263 (22.50%) SCCM
3 47 (4.02%) Single Sign-On
4 37 (3.17%) Terraform
5 33 (2.82%) Kubernetes
6 29 (2.48%) WSUS
7 22 (1.88%) SCOM
8 19 (1.63%) Ansible
9 18 (1.54%) AirWatch
10 16 (1.37%) Puppet
11 14 (1.20%) vRealize
12 13 (1.11%) vCenter Server
13 11 (0.94%) Jamf Pro
14 10 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 10 (0.86%) Kibana
14 10 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
15 9 (0.77%) FortiGate
15 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 9 (0.77%) SCOrch
16 7 (0.60%) Icinga
Vendors
1 852 (72.88%) Microsoft
2 308 (26.35%) VMware
3 146 (12.49%) Citrix
4 125 (10.69%) Cisco
5 44 (3.76%) HP
6 43 (3.68%) ServiceNow
7 35 (2.99%) NetApp
8 28 (2.40%) Apple
9 24 (2.05%) Meraki
10 22 (1.88%) Symantec
10 22 (1.88%) Veeam
11 19 (1.63%) EMC
11 19 (1.63%) Google
12 17 (1.45%) Dell
12 17 (1.45%) Ivanti
13 16 (1.37%) Dell Compellent
13 16 (1.37%) Sophos
14 14 (1.20%) MuleSoft
15 13 (1.11%) MobileIron
15 13 (1.11%) Oracle