Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 617 804 997
Rank change year-on-year +187 +193 +281
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 646 419 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.65% 1.34% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 512 346 233
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +22.45% +3.16%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,375 £38,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,750 £48,000
% change year-on-year -1.48% +5.73% +4.92%

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 39,110 31,385 24,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.32% 17.79% 12.54%
Number of salaries quoted 31,603 25,814 20,343
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Azure Active Directory in the UK

Azure Active Directory
Top 16 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 18 September 2018. 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 +216 611 £60,000 -3.61% 113
UK excluding London +173 348 £50,000 -1.48% 60
London +98 276 £67,500 +3.85% 54
South East +104 130 £62,500 +38.89% 25
North of England +73 87 £60,000 +2.13% 11
Midlands +31 77 £45,000 -18.18% 11
North West +61 52 £60,000 +26.32% 8
East Midlands +32 45 £37,000 -22.11% 5
West Midlands +11 32 £82,500 +26.92% 6
Yorkshire +39 31 £38,500 -40.77% 2
East of England +22 28 £37,500 -25.00% 7
South West +8 27 £42,500 -18.27% 5
Scotland -14 13 £29,250 -51.25% 1
Wales +9 4 £27,500 -40.86%
North East -21 4 £31,250 -8.09% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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.

1 641 (99.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 585 (90.56%) Active Directory
3 456 (70.59%) Windows
4 402 (62.23%) Microsoft
5 332 (51.39%) Office 365
6 237 (36.69%) SQL
7 213 (32.97%) Windows Server
8 194 (30.03%) PowerShell
9 191 (29.57%) Amazon AWS
10 168 (26.01%) Linux
11 155 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
12 152 (23.53%) DevOps
13 150 (23.22%) VMware
14 144 (22.29%) Git (software)
15 121 (18.73%) Hyper-V
16 119 (18.42%) Network Virtualisation
17 117 (18.11%) Windows Server 2012
17 117 (18.11%) Amazon EC2
17 117 (18.11%) Amazon S3
18 116 (17.96%) Virtual Machines
19 112 (17.34%) Amazon RDS
19 112 (17.34%) IIS
20 110 (17.03%) DNS
20 110 (17.03%) Jenkins
21 109 (16.87%) Microsoft Certification
21 109 (16.87%) SharePoint
22 108 (16.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 107 (16.56%) Amazon SQS
24 106 (16.41%) SCCM
25 105 (16.25%) Ansible

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
1 112 (17.34%) IIS
2 109 (16.87%) SharePoint
3 87 (13.47%) Confluence
4 81 (12.54%) MS Exchange
5 56 (8.67%) Skype for Business
6 32 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (1.86%) Apache
10 6 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.46%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 55 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 641 (99.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 332 (51.39%) Office 365
3 191 (29.57%) Amazon AWS
4 117 (18.11%) Amazon EC2
4 117 (18.11%) Amazon S3
5 107 (16.56%) Amazon SQS
6 95 (14.71%) AWS CloudFormation
7 93 (14.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 93 (14.40%) IaaS
8 60 (9.29%) PaaS
9 49 (7.59%) SaaS
10 28 (4.33%) Serverless
11 23 (3.56%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (3.25%) AWS Lambda
13 20 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
14 17 (2.63%) Amazon EMR
14 17 (2.63%) Amazon Kinesis
15 9 (1.39%) Azure Functions
15 9 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 8 (1.24%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 110 (17.03%) DNS
2 77 (11.92%) DHCP
3 75 (11.61%) Firewall
4 66 (10.22%) VPN
5 59 (9.13%) Skype
6 48 (7.43%) SAN
7 42 (6.50%) Network Security
8 28 (4.33%) VLAN
9 25 (3.87%) Internet
9 25 (3.87%) Remote Desktop
10 23 (3.56%) LAN
10 23 (3.56%) VoIP
10 23 (3.56%) WAN
11 17 (2.63%) iSCSI
12 15 (2.32%) Kerberos
13 13 (2.01%) TCP/IP
13 13 (2.01%) Wireless
14 12 (1.86%) VSAN
15 11 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (1.55%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (17.34%) Amazon RDS
2 102 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 75 (11.61%) Azure SQL Database
4 25 (3.87%) Cosmos DB
5 24 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
6 19 (2.94%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.63%) RDBMS
8 13 (2.01%) NoSQL
9 12 (1.86%) MySQL
10 11 (1.70%) Power BI
10 11 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.77%) Data Lake
13 5 (0.77%) MariaDB
13 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (0.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 144 (22.29%) Git (software)
2 110 (17.03%) Jenkins
3 100 (15.48%) JIRA
4 91 (14.09%) TeamCity
5 89 (13.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 85 (13.16%) Octopus Deploy
7 47 (7.28%) Visual Studio
8 32 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (2.79%) Subversion
10 16 (2.48%) Visual Studio Team System
11 13 (2.01%) CruiseControl
11 13 (2.01%) MSBuild
12 10 (1.55%) Chocolatey
13 2 (0.31%) Trac
14 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
14 1 (0.15%) Axure RP
14 1 (0.15%) gulp
14 1 (0.15%) NUnit
14 1 (0.15%) webpack
General
1 94 (14.55%) Finance
2 19 (2.94%) Law
3 12 (1.86%) Games
4 8 (1.24%) Legal
5 7 (1.08%) Retail
6 4 (0.62%) Electronics
7 3 (0.46%) Marketing
8 2 (0.31%) Advertising
8 2 (0.31%) Back Office
8 2 (0.31%) Banking
8 2 (0.31%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.15%) Automotive
9 1 (0.15%) International Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 109 (16.87%) Architect
2 91 (14.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 89 (13.78%) Consultant
4 69 (10.68%) DevOps Engineer
5 64 (9.91%) Support Engineer
6 52 (8.05%) Solutions Architect
7 49 (7.59%) Azure Consultant
8 46 (7.12%) Azure Architect
9 45 (6.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 40 (6.19%) Analyst
10 40 (6.19%) Azure Engineer
11 36 (5.57%) DevOps Manager
12 34 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
13 33 (5.11%) IT Engineer
14 32 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
15 31 (4.80%) IT Support
16 28 (4.33%) Developer
17 27 (4.18%) Cloud Engineer
18 25 (3.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 24 (3.72%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (13.93%) .NET
2 65 (10.06%) Web Services
3 39 (6.04%) SAML
4 37 (5.73%) HTML
5 30 (4.64%) ASP.NET Web API
6 29 (4.49%) JSON
7 27 (4.18%) REST
8 26 (4.02%) CSS
8 26 (4.02%) Redux
9 25 (3.87%) SOAP
10 24 (3.72%) OAuth
11 23 (3.56%) ASP.NET
11 23 (3.56%) Node.js
12 17 (2.63%) AngularJS
13 14 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (2.17%) WCF
14 13 (2.01%) WinForms
15 12 (1.86%) .NET Framework
16 10 (1.55%) Entity Framework
16 10 (1.55%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 91 (14.09%) Private Cloud
2 51 (7.89%) Public Cloud
3 49 (7.59%) Data Centre
4 32 (4.95%) PKI
5 28 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (4.33%) Computer Science
5 28 (4.33%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (3.25%) CESG
7 19 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 19 (2.94%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (2.48%) Clustering
10 13 (2.01%) EPoS
10 13 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (1.86%) EMC VNX
11 12 (1.86%) User Experience
12 11 (1.70%) Driving Licence
13 8 (1.24%) Mobile App
14 7 (1.08%) Fat Client
14 7 (1.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 456 (70.59%) Windows
2 213 (32.97%) Windows Server
3 168 (26.01%) Linux
4 117 (18.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 84 (13.00%) Windows 10
6 64 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (4.80%) Windows 7
8 20 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (2.94%) VMS
10 16 (2.48%) Windows 8
11 13 (2.01%) CentOS
12 6 (0.93%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.62%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.62%) SUSE
14 3 (0.46%) Unix
15 2 (0.31%) Android
15 2 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.31%) Solaris
15 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (23.53%) DevOps
3 119 (18.42%) Network Virtualisation
4 108 (16.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 95 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
6 79 (12.23%) Migration
7 73 (11.30%) ITIL
8 69 (10.68%) Presales
9 62 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (7.43%) Identity Access Management
11 46 (7.12%) Configuration Management
12 43 (6.66%) Project Management
13 42 (6.50%) Change Management
14 37 (5.73%) Load Balancing
14 37 (5.73%) Web Development
15 36 (5.57%) Problem-Solving
15 36 (5.57%) TDD
16 33 (5.11%) PRINCE2
17 31 (4.80%) Service Management
18 30 (4.64%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 237 (36.69%) SQL
2 194 (30.03%) PowerShell
3 86 (13.31%) C#
4 40 (6.19%) Python
5 35 (5.42%) JavaScript
6 24 (3.72%) Java
7 21 (3.25%) T-SQL
8 12 (1.86%) C
9 11 (1.70%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.55%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.55%) Scala
10 10 (1.55%) VBScript
11 9 (1.39%) C++
11 9 (1.39%) Perl
11 9 (1.39%) PHP
12 8 (1.24%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.93%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.31%) Ruby
15 1 (0.15%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (16.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (15.33%) MCSE
3 50 (7.74%) Degree
4 49 (7.59%) MCSA
5 41 (6.35%) MCITP
6 28 (4.33%) Security Cleared
7 20 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (2.63%) SC Cleared
9 12 (1.86%) MCTS
9 12 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.55%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.93%) CCNA
11 6 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.93%) MCP
11 6 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.93%) VCP5
12 5 (0.77%) EMCISA
12 5 (0.77%) EMCSA
13 3 (0.46%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.33%) SLA
2 21 (3.25%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.55%) QA
4 7 (1.08%) GDPR
4 7 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) GCP
System Software
1 585 (90.56%) Active Directory
2 121 (18.73%) Hyper-V
3 116 (17.96%) Virtual Machines
4 103 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (2.01%) Docker
7 10 (1.55%) LXC
7 10 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (1.39%) vSphere
9 8 (1.24%) DFS Replication
9 8 (1.24%) XenApp
10 7 (1.08%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.62%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.46%) NDS
13 3 (0.46%) Shibboleth
14 2 (0.31%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 106 (16.41%) SCCM
2 105 (16.25%) Ansible
3 45 (6.97%) Microsoft Intune
4 38 (5.88%) SCOM
5 33 (5.11%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (4.80%) Single Sign-On
7 30 (4.64%) Puppet
8 20 (3.10%) Terraform
9 19 (2.94%) vCenter Server
10 15 (2.32%) Failover Clustering
11 12 (1.86%) vRealize
12 10 (1.55%) Kubernetes
12 10 (1.55%) SCVMM
13 8 (1.24%) Nagios
14 6 (0.93%) AirWatch
14 6 (0.93%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.93%) WSUS
15 5 (0.77%) Graylog
15 5 (0.77%) QRadar
Vendors
1 402 (62.23%) Microsoft
2 150 (23.22%) VMware
3 85 (13.16%) New Relic
3 85 (13.16%) Trend Micro
4 69 (10.68%) Citrix
5 40 (6.19%) Cisco
6 36 (5.57%) Veeam
7 31 (4.80%) Google
8 24 (3.72%) Oracle
9 15 (2.32%) EMC
9 15 (2.32%) Red Hat
10 14 (2.17%) HP
10 14 (2.17%) Okta
11 13 (2.01%) Dell
11 13 (2.01%) Symantec
12 11 (1.70%) Ivanti
13 10 (1.55%) Remedy
13 10 (1.55%) Splunk
14 9 (1.39%) McAfee
15 7 (1.08%) Sophos