Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 563 748 942
Rank change year-on-year +185 +194 +314
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 753 487 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.92% 1.45% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 573 399 237
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +22.45% +3.16%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.83%

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 39,211 33,667 24,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.19% 18.87% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 31,487 27,687 20,850
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £29,917 £27,500 £28,500
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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 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 +227 727 £58,063 -7.10% 137
UK excluding London +227 427 £50,000 - 88
London +95 304 £67,500 +8.00% 49
South East +128 162 £55,000 +37.50% 26
Midlands +92 116 £42,500 -39.04% 24
North of England +90 104 £60,000 -2.04% 19
North West +61 64 £60,000 -14.29% 10
East Midlands +53 63 £36,899 -43.23% 6
West Midlands +57 53 £82,500 +17.86% 18
East of England +46 39 £52,500 +7.69% 7
Yorkshire +30 26 £40,000 -42.86% 7
South West +14 23 £42,500 -22.73% 12
North East +5 14 £38,750 +10.71% 2
Scotland -18 9 £47,500 -20.83%
Wales +6 4 £27,500 -8.33%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 748 (99.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 688 (91.37%) Active Directory
3 518 (68.79%) Windows
4 503 (66.80%) Microsoft
5 390 (51.79%) Office 365
6 286 (37.98%) SQL
7 252 (33.47%) Windows Server
8 247 (32.80%) Amazon AWS
9 227 (30.15%) PowerShell
10 201 (26.69%) Linux
11 186 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
12 185 (24.57%) VMware
13 167 (22.18%) DevOps
14 160 (21.25%) Git (software)
15 156 (20.72%) SharePoint
16 150 (19.92%) Windows 10
17 148 (19.65%) Amazon EC2
18 144 (19.12%) Amazon S3
18 144 (19.12%) Virtual Machines
19 141 (18.73%) SCCM
20 139 (18.46%) Amazon RDS
21 137 (18.19%) VMware Infrastructure
22 135 (17.93%) Migration
23 133 (17.66%) IIS
24 132 (17.53%) Microsoft Certification
25 126 (16.73%) Hyper-V
26 125 (16.60%) Amazon SQS
27 120 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 120 (15.94%) Microsoft Office
28 118 (15.67%) 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
1 156 (20.72%) SharePoint
2 133 (17.66%) IIS
3 98 (13.01%) Confluence
4 94 (12.48%) MS Exchange
5 76 (10.09%) Skype for Business
6 20 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (1.99%) Apache
9 15 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.93%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.80%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.80%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.53%) GroupWise
13 4 (0.53%) nginx
13 4 (0.53%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.13%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 120 (15.94%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.13%) Lawson
3 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.13%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 748 (99.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 390 (51.79%) Office 365
3 247 (32.80%) Amazon AWS
4 148 (19.65%) Amazon EC2
5 144 (19.12%) Amazon S3
6 125 (16.60%) Amazon SQS
7 111 (14.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 110 (14.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 88 (11.69%) IaaS
10 78 (10.36%) PaaS
11 62 (8.23%) SaaS
12 49 (6.51%) Serverless
13 32 (4.25%) Cloud Computing
14 30 (3.98%) AWS Lambda
15 28 (3.72%) Amazon EMR
15 28 (3.72%) Amazon Kinesis
16 27 (3.59%) OneDrive
17 21 (2.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 16 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
19 12 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 95 (12.62%) DNS
2 93 (12.35%) Firewall
3 81 (10.76%) Skype
4 74 (9.83%) DHCP
5 60 (7.97%) VPN
6 49 (6.51%) SAN
7 47 (6.24%) VLAN
8 46 (6.11%) Network Security
9 30 (3.98%) TCP/IP
10 29 (3.85%) Internet
11 28 (3.72%) LAN
11 28 (3.72%) VoIP
12 27 (3.59%) WAN
13 23 (3.05%) Remote Desktop
14 17 (2.26%) iSCSI
15 15 (1.99%) Intranet
15 15 (1.99%) Kerberos
15 15 (1.99%) PBX
15 15 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (1.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (18.46%) Amazon RDS
2 103 (13.68%) SQL Server
3 81 (10.76%) Azure SQL Database
4 50 (6.64%) Cosmos DB
5 30 (3.98%) Relational Database
6 28 (3.72%) Amazon Redshift
6 28 (3.72%) RDBMS
7 20 (2.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 19 (2.52%) Power BI
9 16 (2.12%) NoSQL
10 15 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (1.59%) MySQL
12 11 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.33%) Big Data
14 8 (1.06%) Data Lake
15 7 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (0.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.93%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 160 (21.25%) Git (software)
2 115 (15.27%) Jenkins
3 111 (14.74%) JIRA
4 103 (13.68%) TeamCity
5 94 (12.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 90 (11.95%) Octopus Deploy
7 37 (4.91%) Visual Studio
8 24 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (1.46%) Chocolatey
11 9 (1.20%) Subversion
12 7 (0.93%) GitLab
13 4 (0.53%) CruiseControl
13 4 (0.53%) MSBuild
13 4 (0.53%) Vagrant
14 2 (0.27%) AdminStudio
14 2 (0.27%) Trac
15 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
15 1 (0.13%) gulp
15 1 (0.13%) webpack
General
1 85 (11.29%) Finance
2 26 (3.45%) Law
3 21 (2.79%) Legal
4 8 (1.06%) Games
4 8 (1.06%) Telecoms
5 6 (0.80%) Retail
6 5 (0.66%) Marketing
7 4 (0.53%) Electronics
8 3 (0.40%) Back Office
8 3 (0.40%) Billing
9 2 (0.27%) Advertising
9 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.13%) Automotive
10 1 (0.13%) Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 148 (19.65%) Architect
2 96 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 80 (10.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 78 (10.36%) Solutions Architect
5 71 (9.43%) Cloud Architect
6 69 (9.16%) Consultant
7 57 (7.57%) Azure Engineer
7 57 (7.57%) Support Engineer
8 47 (6.24%) Analyst
8 47 (6.24%) Azure Architect
9 46 (6.11%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 40 (5.31%) Cloud Engineer
10 40 (5.31%) DevOps Manager
10 40 (5.31%) IT Engineer
11 36 (4.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 32 (4.25%) Developer
12 32 (4.25%) IT Support
13 28 (3.72%) Lead Architect
14 26 (3.45%) Administrator
15 25 (3.32%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (13.94%) .NET
2 74 (9.83%) Web Services
3 42 (5.58%) ASP.NET
4 38 (5.05%) JSON
5 35 (4.65%) HTML
6 33 (4.38%) SAML
7 31 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
8 28 (3.72%) Redux
9 27 (3.59%) REST
10 24 (3.19%) CSS
11 21 (2.79%) OAuth
12 19 (2.52%) SOAP
13 16 (2.12%) LDAP
14 14 (1.86%) Node.js
15 13 (1.73%) Kafka
16 11 (1.46%) X-Windows
17 10 (1.33%) .NET Framework
17 10 (1.33%) XML
18 9 (1.20%) AngularJS
18 9 (1.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 118 (15.67%) Private Cloud
2 76 (10.09%) Data Centre
3 75 (9.96%) Public Cloud
4 48 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (5.84%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
6 35 (4.65%) Management Information System
7 33 (4.38%) Clustering
8 32 (4.25%) Computer Science
9 27 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (3.32%) PKI
11 18 (2.39%) User Experience
12 16 (2.12%) CESG
13 12 (1.59%) Driving Licence
13 12 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
13 12 (1.59%) Mobile App
14 9 (1.20%) EMC VNX
14 9 (1.20%) Fat Client
14 9 (1.20%) Thin Client
15 8 (1.06%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 518 (68.79%) Windows
2 252 (33.47%) Windows Server
3 201 (26.69%) Linux
4 150 (19.92%) Windows 10
5 108 (14.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (9.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (5.58%) Windows 7
8 33 (4.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.99%) Windows 8
10 14 (1.86%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.59%) CentOS
12 10 (1.33%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.80%) Android
14 6 (0.80%) Unix
15 5 (0.66%) VMS
16 4 (0.53%) SUSE
16 4 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.40%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (22.18%) DevOps
3 135 (17.93%) Migration
4 120 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 113 (15.01%) Network Virtualisation
6 111 (14.74%) Presales
7 108 (14.34%) ITIL
8 106 (14.08%) Business Intelligence
9 82 (10.89%) Project Management
10 76 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
11 61 (8.10%) Identity Access Management
12 58 (7.70%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (7.30%) Load Balancing
13 55 (7.30%) Service Management
14 44 (5.84%) Configuration Management
15 41 (5.44%) PRINCE2
16 34 (4.52%) Change Management
16 34 (4.52%) Continuous Improvement
17 33 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
17 33 (4.38%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 286 (37.98%) SQL
2 227 (30.15%) PowerShell
3 78 (10.36%) C#
4 70 (9.30%) Python
5 43 (5.71%) Java
6 42 (5.58%) JavaScript
7 27 (3.59%) Bash Shell
8 20 (2.66%) Shell Script
9 19 (2.52%) PL/SQL
9 19 (2.52%) Scala
10 15 (1.99%) VBScript
11 12 (1.59%) TypeScript
12 11 (1.46%) Perl
13 10 (1.33%) C++
14 9 (1.20%) PHP
14 9 (1.20%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.06%) C
16 7 (0.93%) Go
17 4 (0.53%) VB.NET
18 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 132 (17.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (15.54%) MCSE
3 63 (8.37%) MCSA
4 50 (6.64%) Degree
5 35 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 28 (3.72%) MCITP
7 23 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (2.12%) SC Cleared
10 14 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.59%) CCNA
11 12 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (1.33%) AWS Certification
13 7 (0.93%) VCP5
14 6 (0.80%) CompTIA Security+
14 6 (0.80%) MCSD
15 5 (0.66%) CISSP
15 5 (0.66%) EMCISA
15 5 (0.66%) EMCSA
15 5 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.31%) SLA
2 16 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.99%) GDPR
4 12 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.59%) QA
5 5 (0.66%) PMO
6 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.40%) COBIT
7 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 688 (91.37%) Active Directory
2 144 (19.12%) Virtual Machines
3 137 (18.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 126 (16.73%) Hyper-V
5 29 (3.85%) XenApp
6 27 (3.59%) Docker
6 27 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (3.59%) XenDesktop
7 18 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.46%) BitLocker
9 11 (1.46%) LXC
9 11 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.93%) vSphere
12 6 (0.80%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (0.53%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.53%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.40%) Shibboleth
15 2 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 141 (18.73%) SCCM
2 118 (15.67%) Ansible
3 73 (9.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 48 (6.37%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (5.98%) Puppet
6 44 (5.84%) SCOM
6 44 (5.84%) Terraform
7 32 (4.25%) Single Sign-On
8 26 (3.45%) Kubernetes
9 24 (3.19%) SCVMM
10 23 (3.05%) vCenter Server
11 20 (2.66%) AirWatch
12 15 (1.99%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (1.59%) FortiGate
14 11 (1.46%) Nagios
15 10 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 10 (1.33%) NetBackup
15 10 (1.33%) WSUS
16 9 (1.20%) SCSM
16 9 (1.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 503 (66.80%) Microsoft
2 185 (24.57%) VMware
3 90 (11.95%) New Relic
3 90 (11.95%) Trend Micro
4 87 (11.55%) Citrix
5 58 (7.70%) Cisco
6 56 (7.44%) Veeam
7 25 (3.32%) Google
8 20 (2.66%) Oracle
9 19 (2.52%) EMC
10 18 (2.39%) Ivanti
11 17 (2.26%) Symantec
12 16 (2.12%) MobileIron
12 16 (2.12%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.73%) Dell
13 13 (1.73%) IBM
14 12 (1.59%) Atlassian
14 12 (1.59%) iManage
15 11 (1.46%) HP
15 11 (1.46%) Okta