Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 223 354 517
Rank change year-on-year +131 +163 +193
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 903 1,087 812
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 0.87% 0.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.48% 2.58% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 988 1,111 684
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £50,500 £56,250
% change year-on-year -12.87% -10.22% +15.38%

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 25,967 42,104 39,007
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.85% 33.58% 26.08%
Number of salaries quoted 21,914 34,632 31,512
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 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 +125 816 £55,000 -8.33% 128
UK excluding London +80 421 £44,000 -12.87% 95
London +184 416 £65,000 -7.14% 47
Work from Home -53 188 £57,500 -9.80% 22
South East +86 143 £45,000 -25.00% 18
North of England +55 108 £45,000 - 26
Midlands +20 82 £41,500 -17.00% 20
West Midlands +32 53 £40,000 -20.00% 10
Yorkshire +40 51 £29,750 -30.00% 5
North West +45 35 £57,500 +21.05% 20
South West +49 31 £47,500 +35.71% 8
East of England +110 30 £25,250 -45.70% 9
East Midlands +38 29 £44,000 -3.12% 10
Scotland +38 23 £42,750 -7.57% 14
North East +30 22 £47,500 +26.97% 1
Wales +56 19 £50,000 +35.14%

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 894 (99.00%) Azure
2 786 (87.04%) Active Directory
3 595 (65.89%) Microsoft
4 478 (52.93%) Windows
5 464 (51.38%) Office 365
6 373 (41.31%) PowerShell
7 317 (35.11%) DevOps
8 312 (34.55%) Windows Server
9 253 (28.02%) SharePoint
10 243 (26.91%) Microsoft Intune
11 234 (25.91%) SQL
12 210 (23.26%) VMware
13 199 (22.04%) AWS
14 189 (20.93%) PaaS
15 182 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
16 170 (18.83%) SCCM
17 168 (18.60%) Terraform
18 165 (18.27%) SQL Server
19 154 (17.05%) Firewall
20 153 (16.94%) DNS
21 146 (16.17%) Windows 10
22 144 (15.95%) VMware Infrastructure
23 134 (14.84%) IaaS
24 133 (14.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 131 (14.51%) Migration
26 130 (14.40%) ITIL
27 125 (13.84%) Linux
28 120 (13.29%) OneDrive
28 120 (13.29%) Identity Access Management
28 120 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 253 (28.02%) SharePoint
2 68 (7.53%) MS Exchange
3 59 (6.53%) IIS
4 57 (6.31%) Skype for Business
5 44 (4.87%) Confluence
6 19 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.33%) Apache
11 3 (0.33%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.22%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.11%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.11%) CMS
13 1 (0.11%) Liferay
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 105 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 33 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.22%) Sentinel
3 9 (1.00%) Workfront
4 3 (0.33%) Eikon
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 894 (99.00%) Azure
2 464 (51.38%) Office 365
3 199 (22.04%) AWS
4 189 (20.93%) PaaS
5 134 (14.84%) IaaS
6 120 (13.29%) OneDrive
7 100 (11.07%) Serverless
8 82 (9.08%) SaaS
9 72 (7.97%) Azure Functions
10 58 (6.42%) Power Platform
11 53 (5.87%) Logic Apps
12 35 (3.88%) Slack
13 28 (3.10%) GCP
14 25 (2.77%) PowerApps
15 24 (2.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 24 (2.66%) Mimecast
16 22 (2.44%) Route 53
17 21 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
18 19 (2.10%) Apigee
18 19 (2.10%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (17.05%) Firewall
2 153 (16.94%) DNS
3 96 (10.63%) DHCP
4 95 (10.52%) VPN
5 76 (8.42%) TCP/IP
6 69 (7.64%) SAN
7 67 (7.42%) WAN
8 64 (7.09%) Skype
9 60 (6.64%) LAN
10 44 (4.87%) Network Security
11 40 (4.43%) Wireless
12 37 (4.10%) VoIP
12 37 (4.10%) Wi-Fi
13 30 (3.32%) MPLS
14 28 (3.10%) VLAN
15 27 (2.99%) BGP
16 26 (2.88%) Unified Communications
17 24 (2.66%) NetScaler
17 24 (2.66%) OSPF
18 23 (2.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (18.27%) SQL Server
2 102 (11.30%) Azure SQL Database
3 43 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (3.43%) Cosmos DB
5 29 (3.21%) Amazon RDS
6 26 (2.88%) Power BI
7 16 (1.77%) Blockchain
8 15 (1.66%) MongoDB
9 14 (1.55%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.89%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (0.55%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.44%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.44%) Redis
13 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 75 (8.31%) Jenkins
2 70 (7.75%) Git (software)
3 50 (5.54%) JIRA
4 32 (3.54%) Visual Studio Team System
5 30 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (2.10%) IntelliJ
7 17 (1.88%) Visual Studio
8 16 (1.77%) Artifactory
9 13 (1.44%) Gerrit
10 10 (1.11%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.66%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.66%) Gradle
11 6 (0.66%) Maven
12 3 (0.33%) InstallShield
12 3 (0.33%) MSI
13 2 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Code
14 1 (0.11%) ER Studio
14 1 (0.11%) GitLab
14 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 108 (11.96%) Finance
2 32 (3.54%) Public Sector
3 25 (2.77%) Retail
4 24 (2.66%) Banking
5 22 (2.44%) Law
6 18 (1.99%) Legal
7 9 (1.00%) Marketing
8 7 (0.78%) Automotive
8 7 (0.78%) Billing
8 7 (0.78%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.55%) Back Office
11 3 (0.33%) Local Government
11 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.33%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.22%) Advertising
12 2 (0.22%) French Language
12 2 (0.22%) German Language
12 2 (0.22%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.11%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 121 (13.40%) Azure Engineer
2 116 (12.85%) Architect
3 115 (12.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 96 (10.63%) Consultant
5 77 (8.53%) Developer
6 76 (8.42%) DevOps Engineer
7 71 (7.86%) Office 365 Engineer
8 60 (6.64%) Cloud Engineer
9 53 (5.87%) Analyst
10 50 (5.54%) Solutions Architect
11 49 (5.43%) Azure Developer
12 48 (5.32%) .NET Developer
12 48 (5.32%) C# Developer
13 47 (5.20%) IT Engineer
14 46 (5.09%) C# .NET Developer
15 44 (4.87%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 42 (4.65%) Support Engineer
17 40 (4.43%) Senior DevOps
18 39 (4.32%) Azure Architect
19 38 (4.21%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (9.19%) Web Services
2 73 (8.08%) .NET
3 62 (6.87%) SAML
4 53 (5.87%) OAuth
5 52 (5.76%) CSS
6 45 (4.98%) .NET Core
7 43 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 41 (4.54%) jQuery
9 40 (4.43%) React
10 39 (4.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 36 (3.99%) .NET Framework
12 34 (3.77%) Entity Framework
13 31 (3.43%) HTML
14 26 (2.88%) JSON
15 23 (2.55%) XML
16 21 (2.33%) LDAP
16 21 (2.33%) YAML
17 19 (2.10%) Spring Boot
18 16 (1.77%) OpenID
19 14 (1.55%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.65%) Data Centre
2 51 (5.65%) Public Cloud
3 41 (4.54%) Management Information System
4 36 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (3.32%) User Experience
6 28 (3.10%) N-Tier
6 28 (3.10%) Reinsurance
7 27 (2.99%) PKI
8 20 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
10 17 (1.88%) Enterprise Cloud
11 16 (1.77%) Cyberthreat
12 15 (1.66%) Cloud Native
12 15 (1.66%) Clustering
12 15 (1.66%) Cyberattack
12 15 (1.66%) Driving Licence
13 12 (1.33%) Private Cloud
14 9 (1.00%) BYOD
15 8 (0.89%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 478 (52.93%) Windows
2 312 (34.55%) Windows Server
3 146 (16.17%) Windows 10
4 125 (13.84%) Linux
5 120 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (10.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 68 (7.53%) Windows Server 2019
8 46 (5.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (2.66%) Ubuntu
11 22 (2.44%) Mac OS X
12 20 (2.21%) Unix
13 19 (2.10%) Android
14 18 (1.99%) VMS
15 16 (1.77%) Windows 7
16 15 (1.66%) Apple iOS
17 13 (1.44%) CentOS
18 9 (1.00%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
20 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (35.11%) DevOps
2 182 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (14.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 131 (14.51%) Migration
5 130 (14.40%) ITIL
6 120 (13.29%) Identity Access Management
7 97 (10.74%) Configuration Management
8 93 (10.30%) Deployment Automation
9 89 (9.86%) Identity Management
10 83 (9.19%) Infrastructure as Code
11 82 (9.08%) Presales
12 81 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
13 78 (8.64%) Analytics
14 77 (8.53%) Project Delivery
15 74 (8.19%) Mentoring
16 65 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
17 60 (6.64%) Project Management
18 59 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
19 57 (6.31%) Fintech
20 55 (6.09%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 373 (41.31%) PowerShell
2 234 (25.91%) SQL
3 93 (10.30%) JavaScript
4 83 (9.19%) C#
5 70 (7.75%) Python
6 43 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 38 (4.21%) Java
8 33 (3.65%) Bash Shell
9 22 (2.44%) Ruby
10 20 (2.21%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.55%) Perl
12 13 (1.44%) Groovy
13 8 (0.89%) C
14 6 (0.66%) VBScript
15 3 (0.33%) VB
16 2 (0.22%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.22%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.11%) PHP
17 1 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 75 (8.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (6.98%) Degree
3 57 (6.31%) Security Cleared
4 54 (5.98%) SC Cleared
5 33 (3.65%) MCSE
6 31 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (2.66%) MCSA
8 23 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
9 19 (2.10%) CCNA
10 17 (1.88%) CISSP
11 15 (1.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 14 (1.55%) CISM
13 13 (1.44%) A+ Certification
14 12 (1.33%) CCNP
15 9 (1.00%) CISA
16 8 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
16 8 (0.89%) HNC
16 8 (0.89%) MCDST
17 7 (0.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.76%) SLA
2 42 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.33%) GDPR
4 20 (2.21%) NIST
5 19 (2.10%) QA
6 11 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (1.22%) PCI DSS
7 9 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.11%) NCSC
System Software
1 786 (87.04%) Active Directory
2 144 (15.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (12.29%) Hyper-V
4 71 (7.86%) Docker
5 46 (5.09%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (3.32%) XenApp
7 20 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 17 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (1.88%) vSphere
8 17 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 13 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (1.11%) BitLocker
10 10 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.33%) NDS
12 2 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 2 (0.22%) NFS
13 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 243 (26.91%) Microsoft Intune
2 170 (18.83%) SCCM
3 168 (18.60%) Terraform
4 96 (10.63%) Ansible
5 82 (9.08%) Kubernetes
5 82 (9.08%) Opscode Chef
6 56 (6.20%) Puppet
7 53 (5.87%) Single Sign-On
8 41 (4.54%) SCOM
9 34 (3.77%) Nagios
10 26 (2.88%) WSUS
11 24 (2.66%) SCVMM
12 21 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
13 17 (1.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 16 (1.77%) Jamf Pro
15 12 (1.33%) SCOrch
16 10 (1.11%) Backup Exec
16 10 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
17 9 (1.00%) NetBackup
18 8 (0.89%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 595 (65.89%) Microsoft
2 210 (23.26%) VMware
3 90 (9.97%) Citrix
4 82 (9.08%) Cisco
5 51 (5.65%) Oracle
6 49 (5.43%) ServiceNow
7 38 (4.21%) SolarWinds
8 32 (3.54%) Veeam
9 28 (3.10%) Nintex
10 26 (2.88%) Avaya
10 26 (2.88%) Ivanti
11 23 (2.55%) Apple
11 23 (2.55%) Atlassian
11 23 (2.55%) Palo Alto
12 22 (2.44%) Riverbed
13 20 (2.21%) Sophos
14 18 (1.99%) Google
15 14 (1.55%) Dell
15 14 (1.55%) NetApp
15 14 (1.55%) SonicWALL