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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 312 212 328
Rank change year-on-year -100 +116 +114
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 1,975 1,458 877
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.59% 0.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.68% 3.78% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,418 1,243 732
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,636 £32,600
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £88,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% -13.04%

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 73,739 38,533 32,952
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 45.24% 41.95% 35.46%
Number of salaries quoted 38,113 30,451 27,107
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -84 1,693 £51,500 -6.36% 220
UK excluding London -5 1,023 £45,000 - 173
Work from Home -107 805 £55,000 -8.33% 74
London -147 759 £60,000 -7.69% 59
North of England -2 269 £45,000 - 52
South East -77 209 £45,000 - 33
Midlands -31 180 £45,000 -8.16% 34
Yorkshire +67 152 £45,000 +20.00% 22
West Midlands -11 140 £45,000 -18.18% 20
South West +40 137 £45,000 +20.00% 18
East of England -8 129 £50,000 +36.99% 23
North West -79 100 £43,500 -13.00% 26
Scotland -40 71 £52,500 -4.55% 10
East Midlands -41 36 £46,500 +5.68% 14
Wales -40 29 £40,000 +23.08% 2
North East -22 17 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Northern Ireland -17 7 £42,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 1,947 (98.58%) Azure
2 1,784 (90.33%) Active Directory
3 1,338 (67.75%) Microsoft
4 1,318 (66.73%) Microsoft 365
5 1,186 (60.05%) Windows
6 594 (30.08%) Windows Server
7 559 (28.30%) PowerShell
8 530 (26.84%) VMware
9 528 (26.73%) SharePoint
10 472 (23.90%) Microsoft Intune
11 462 (23.39%) ITIL
12 443 (22.43%) Social Skills
13 429 (21.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 397 (20.10%) Agile
15 381 (19.29%) DNS
15 381 (19.29%) DevOps
16 356 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
17 352 (17.82%) Windows 10
18 339 (17.16%) AWS
19 319 (16.15%) Firewall
20 312 (15.80%) SCCM
21 275 (13.92%) Linux
21 275 (13.92%) Terraform
22 269 (13.62%) IaaS
23 265 (13.42%) Finance
24 262 (13.27%) PaaS
25 256 (12.96%) DHCP
26 246 (12.46%) OneDrive
27 241 (12.20%) SQL Server
28 236 (11.95%) Problem-Solving

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
1 528 (26.73%) SharePoint
2 192 (9.72%) MS Exchange
3 52 (2.63%) IIS
4 48 (2.43%) Confluence
5 32 (1.62%) Skype for Business
6 30 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
7 29 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
8 20 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (0.66%) CMS
10 12 (0.61%) Apache
11 7 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.35%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.25%) JBoss
12 5 (0.25%) WordPress
13 4 (0.20%) SAS
14 3 (0.15%) nginx
14 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.15%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 214 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.20%) EngageOne
6 2 (0.10%) CATIA
6 2 (0.10%) NASTRAN
7 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 50 (2.53%) Sentinel
2 14 (0.71%) Sage 200
3 10 (0.51%) Line 50
4 7 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.30%) MetaTrader
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.15%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.10%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.10%) Workfront
9 1 (0.051%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,947 (98.58%) Azure
2 1,318 (66.73%) Microsoft 365
3 339 (17.16%) AWS
4 269 (13.62%) IaaS
5 262 (13.27%) PaaS
6 246 (12.46%) OneDrive
7 210 (10.63%) Power Platform
8 205 (10.38%) SaaS
9 169 (8.56%) Azure Monitor
10 128 (6.48%) Azure Key Vault
11 109 (5.52%) PowerApps
12 94 (4.76%) Azure Sentinel
13 60 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
14 53 (2.68%) Mimecast
15 51 (2.58%) GCP
16 42 (2.13%) Power Automate
17 36 (1.82%) Azure Storage
18 32 (1.62%) Serverless
19 28 (1.42%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 28 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 381 (19.29%) DNS
2 319 (16.15%) Firewall
3 256 (12.96%) DHCP
4 204 (10.33%) WAN
5 185 (9.37%) LAN
6 181 (9.16%) VPN
7 151 (7.65%) TCP/IP
8 127 (6.43%) SAN
9 88 (4.46%) Network Security
10 80 (4.05%) Wireless
11 62 (3.14%) VLAN
12 61 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
13 48 (2.43%) VoIP
14 41 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
15 40 (2.03%) Skype
16 37 (1.87%) SSL
17 33 (1.67%) Unified Communications
18 32 (1.62%) Internet
19 26 (1.32%) WLAN
20 25 (1.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 69 (3.49%) Azure SQL Database
3 57 (2.89%) Power BI
4 48 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
6 25 (1.27%) MySQL
7 18 (0.91%) Oracle Database
8 13 (0.66%) Big Data
8 13 (0.66%) MongoDB
9 11 (0.56%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.51%) MS Access
10 10 (0.51%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.46%) Amazon Aurora
11 9 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (0.46%) Amazon Redshift
11 9 (0.46%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.15%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 63 (3.19%) Git (software)
2 59 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 47 (2.38%) JIRA
4 15 (0.76%) Postman
5 13 (0.66%) Bitbucket
5 13 (0.66%) Gerrit
5 13 (0.66%) GitLab
6 11 (0.56%) Chocolatey
7 10 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (0.35%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.30%) Selenium
10 5 (0.25%) Cypress.io
10 5 (0.25%) NUnit
11 4 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.15%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.10%) Maven
13 2 (0.10%) MSI
13 2 (0.10%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 443 (22.43%) Social Skills
2 265 (13.42%) Finance
3 126 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 120 (6.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 82 (4.15%) Retail
6 81 (4.10%) Marketing
7 77 (3.90%) Public Sector
8 67 (3.39%) Documentation Skills
8 67 (3.39%) Legal
9 61 (3.09%) Law
10 55 (2.78%) Manufacturing
11 39 (1.97%) Banking
11 39 (1.97%) Organisational Skills
12 34 (1.72%) Influencing Skills
13 33 (1.67%) Telecoms
14 16 (0.81%) Advertising
14 16 (0.81%) Presentation Skills
15 15 (0.76%) Games
15 15 (0.76%) Local Government
16 13 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 365 (18.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 214 (10.84%) Analyst
3 201 (10.18%) Support Engineer
4 172 (8.71%) Azure Engineer
5 162 (8.20%) IT Engineer
6 161 (8.15%) Architect
7 154 (7.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 144 (7.29%) Cloud Engineer
9 123 (6.23%) IT Support
10 108 (5.47%) Consultant
11 106 (5.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 75 (3.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 72 (3.65%) Azure Architect
14 67 (3.39%) IT Support Engineer
15 66 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
16 63 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support
16 63 (3.19%) Support Analyst
17 62 (3.14%) 2nd Line Support
18 61 (3.09%) Developer
19 60 (3.04%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (7.29%) OAuth
2 141 (7.14%) ARM Templates
3 120 (6.08%) OAuth2
4 87 (4.41%) .NET
5 78 (3.95%) SAML
6 50 (2.53%) .NET Core
7 44 (2.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 41 (2.08%) LDAP
9 39 (1.97%) CSS
9 39 (1.97%) JSON
10 34 (1.72%) OpenID
11 32 (1.62%) HTML
12 30 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
13 27 (1.37%) ASP.NET
14 24 (1.22%) Web Services
15 21 (1.06%) ADO
16 20 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (1.01%) React
17 17 (0.86%) Swagger
18 15 (0.76%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 139 (7.04%) Data Centre
2 94 (4.76%) Clustering
3 93 (4.71%) PKI
3 93 (4.71%) Public Cloud
4 87 (4.41%) Cloud Native
5 80 (4.05%) Hybrid Cloud
6 79 (4.00%) Management Information System
7 74 (3.75%) Replication
8 56 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
9 46 (2.33%) User Experience
10 45 (2.28%) Handset
11 39 (1.97%) Virtual Team
12 35 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
13 33 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
14 30 (1.52%) Private Cloud
15 29 (1.47%) IoT
16 24 (1.22%) Hedge funds
17 23 (1.16%) iPhone
18 22 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
19 19 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,186 (60.05%) Windows
2 594 (30.08%) Windows Server
3 352 (17.82%) Windows 10
4 275 (13.92%) Linux
5 167 (8.46%) Windows Server 2019
6 138 (6.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 122 (6.18%) Windows Server 2016
8 55 (2.78%) Mac OS
9 53 (2.68%) Android
10 51 (2.58%) Apple iOS
11 41 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (1.77%) Windows 7
13 30 (1.52%) VMS
14 27 (1.37%) Unix
15 22 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (0.76%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.71%) CentOS
18 8 (0.41%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
20 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (23.39%) ITIL
2 429 (21.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 397 (20.10%) Agile
4 381 (19.29%) DevOps
5 236 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
6 214 (10.84%) Infrastructure as Code
6 214 (10.84%) Service Delivery
7 206 (10.43%) Migration
8 196 (9.92%) Cybersecurity
9 170 (8.61%) Change Management
10 158 (8.00%) Mentoring
11 156 (7.90%) CI/CD
12 155 (7.85%) Incident Management
13 143 (7.24%) ITSM
14 129 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
15 124 (6.28%) Information Security
16 122 (6.18%) Identity Management
17 118 (5.97%) Service Management
18 117 (5.92%) Network Virtualisation
19 115 (5.82%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 559 (28.30%) PowerShell
2 229 (11.59%) SQL
3 148 (7.49%) Python
4 86 (4.35%) Bash
5 84 (4.25%) C#
6 39 (1.97%) T-SQL
7 31 (1.57%) JavaScript
8 28 (1.42%) Groovy
9 24 (1.22%) Java
10 23 (1.16%) PL/SQL
11 16 (0.81%) VB
12 12 (0.61%) VBScript
13 9 (0.46%) Scala
14 8 (0.41%) C
14 8 (0.41%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.35%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.30%) Go
16 6 (0.30%) Perl
17 5 (0.25%) Objective-C
18 4 (0.20%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 215 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 177 (8.96%) Security Cleared
3 152 (7.70%) Degree
4 150 (7.59%) SC Cleared
5 109 (5.52%) MCSE
6 67 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
7 54 (2.73%) MCSA
8 49 (2.48%) CCNA
9 48 (2.43%) CISSP
10 34 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 29 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (1.42%) AWS Certification
13 25 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 20 (1.01%) CCNP
14 20 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (0.81%) A+ Certification
16 14 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
17 13 (0.66%) SANS
18 9 (0.46%) LPIC
19 8 (0.41%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (7.19%) SLA
2 117 (5.92%) GDPR
3 102 (5.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 72 (3.65%) Cyber Essentials
5 44 (2.23%) NIST
6 41 (2.08%) PCI DSS
7 35 (1.77%) QA
8 17 (0.86%) NCSC
9 5 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.20%) COBIT
10 4 (0.20%) GRC
10 4 (0.20%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.15%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.10%) GxP
12 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.051%) Accessibility
13 1 (0.051%) PMO
13 1 (0.051%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,784 (90.33%) Active Directory
2 356 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (9.47%) Hyper-V
4 139 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
5 135 (6.84%) Virtual Desktop
6 107 (5.42%) Docker
7 81 (4.10%) vSphere
8 62 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
9 33 (1.67%) BitLocker
10 21 (1.06%) XenDesktop
11 13 (0.66%) XenApp
12 12 (0.61%) Terminal Services
12 12 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.51%) VMware NSX
14 9 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 9 (0.46%) KVM
14 9 (0.46%) Snort
15 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.30%) NFS
16 5 (0.25%) NDS
Systems Management
1 472 (23.90%) Microsoft Intune
2 312 (15.80%) SCCM
3 275 (13.92%) Terraform
4 152 (7.70%) Single Sign-On
5 128 (6.48%) Kubernetes
6 110 (5.57%) Ansible
7 75 (3.80%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 51 (2.58%) vCenter Server
9 50 (2.53%) SCOM
10 33 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
10 33 (1.67%) Jamf Pro
11 32 (1.62%) WSUS
12 28 (1.42%) Kibana
12 28 (1.42%) ZABBIX
13 27 (1.37%) logstash
14 25 (1.27%) SCSM
15 24 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
16 22 (1.11%) Puppet
17 18 (0.91%) SCVMM
18 16 (0.81%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1,338 (67.75%) Microsoft
2 530 (26.84%) VMware
3 231 (11.70%) Citrix
4 166 (8.41%) Cisco
5 113 (5.72%) Veeam
6 102 (5.16%) Google
7 87 (4.41%) Apple
8 74 (3.75%) HP
9 56 (2.84%) Dell
9 56 (2.84%) Meraki
10 52 (2.63%) 3PAR
11 51 (2.58%) SolarWinds
12 48 (2.43%) NetApp
13 43 (2.18%) Oracle
14 42 (2.13%) ServiceNow
15 40 (2.03%) Splunk
16 33 (1.67%) Sophos
17 30 (1.52%) Okta
18 28 (1.42%) Adobe
18 28 (1.42%) Zscaler