Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 203 338 456
Rank change year-on-year +135 +118 +209
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 1,319 1,020 957
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 0.90% 0.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.86% 2.57% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,130 858 745
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,500 £42,500 £44,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,750 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.64% -8.33% +20.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,312 £75,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £77,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% -8.70% +17.95%

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 34,158 39,667 41,346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.13% 34.84% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 28,084 32,682 33,482
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,623 £39,114
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £91,750 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +130 1,173 £59,500 +8.18% 228
UK excluding London +123 623 £45,000 -14.29% 148
London +123 570 £67,500 +8.00% 90
Work from Home -44 337 £60,000 -7.69% 45
South East +92 207 £45,000 -21.74% 24
Midlands +49 131 £47,500 -9.52% 37
North of England +64 119 £45,000 -5.26% 35
West Midlands +47 86 £55,000 +10.00% 30
North West +40 64 £50,000 +5.26% 22
Scotland +40 48 £55,000 +25.71% 8
South West +22 48 £40,000 -11.11% 27
East of England +57 45 £37,000 -12.94% 15
East Midlands +14 45 £43,250 -24.78% 7
Yorkshire +6 32 £31,500 -37.00% 8
Wales +60 29 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North East +33 23 £45,000 -3.23% 5

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 1,306 (99.01%) Azure
2 1,143 (86.66%) Active Directory
3 849 (64.37%) Microsoft
4 741 (56.18%) Microsoft 365
5 700 (53.07%) Windows
6 578 (43.82%) PowerShell
7 439 (33.28%) DevOps
8 400 (30.33%) Windows Server
9 368 (27.90%) Microsoft Intune
9 368 (27.90%) VMware
10 366 (27.75%) SharePoint
11 341 (25.85%) PaaS
12 319 (24.18%) SQL
13 271 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
14 264 (20.02%) IaaS
15 258 (19.56%) SCCM
16 257 (19.48%) Windows 10
17 255 (19.33%) Migration
18 253 (19.18%) Terraform
19 234 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
20 222 (16.83%) SQL Server
21 221 (16.76%) AWS
22 216 (16.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 201 (15.24%) Firewall
24 181 (13.72%) ITIL
25 166 (12.59%) Finance
25 166 (12.59%) DNS
26 164 (12.43%) Deployment Automation
27 163 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
28 161 (12.21%) Linux

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
1 366 (27.75%) SharePoint
2 111 (8.42%) MS Exchange
3 49 (3.71%) IIS
4 46 (3.49%) Confluence
5 27 (2.05%) Skype for Business
6 17 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.30%) Apache
10 3 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.23%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.23%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.076%) CMS
12 1 (0.076%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.076%) Liferay
12 1 (0.076%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 117 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.076%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 75 (5.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.06%) Sentinel
3 7 (0.53%) Workfront
4 3 (0.23%) Eikon
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.076%) Line 50
6 1 (0.076%) Relativity
6 1 (0.076%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.076%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.076%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.076%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1,306 (99.01%) Azure
2 741 (56.18%) Microsoft 365
3 341 (25.85%) PaaS
4 264 (20.02%) IaaS
5 221 (16.76%) AWS
6 148 (11.22%) SaaS
7 139 (10.54%) OneDrive
8 113 (8.57%) Serverless
9 106 (8.04%) Power Platform
10 79 (5.99%) Azure Functions
11 59 (4.47%) Logic Apps
12 58 (4.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 48 (3.64%) PowerApps
14 43 (3.26%) GCP
15 38 (2.88%) Azure Data Factory
16 33 (2.50%) Mimecast
17 27 (2.05%) Power Automate
18 26 (1.97%) Google Workspace
19 17 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
20 16 (1.21%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 201 (15.24%) Firewall
2 166 (12.59%) DNS
3 101 (7.66%) VPN
4 100 (7.58%) DHCP
5 75 (5.69%) SAN
6 74 (5.61%) TCP/IP
7 59 (4.47%) Network Security
8 52 (3.94%) WAN
9 49 (3.71%) VLAN
10 48 (3.64%) LAN
11 47 (3.56%) Skype
12 37 (2.81%) NetScaler
13 35 (2.65%) VoIP
14 27 (2.05%) Internet
15 24 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
16 23 (1.74%) Unified Communications
16 23 (1.74%) Wireless
17 21 (1.59%) SMTP
18 18 (1.36%) NAS
19 17 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (16.83%) SQL Server
2 109 (8.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 43 (3.26%) Cosmos DB
4 38 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
5 34 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (2.50%) Power BI
7 9 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
8 8 (0.61%) Blockchain
8 8 (0.61%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.53%) MySQL
10 6 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.38%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.23%) Data Lake
13 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.23%) Redis
13 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 104 (7.88%) Git (software)
2 81 (6.14%) Jenkins
3 73 (5.53%) Visual Studio Team System
4 71 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 51 (3.87%) JIRA
6 23 (1.74%) Visual Studio
7 19 (1.44%) TeamCity
8 18 (1.36%) Bitbucket
9 17 (1.29%) Gradle
9 17 (1.29%) Maven
10 16 (1.21%) IntelliJ
11 12 (0.91%) Artifactory
11 12 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.68%) Gerrit
13 8 (0.61%) Cypress.io
13 8 (0.61%) Jasmine
13 8 (0.61%) Karma Test Runner
14 5 (0.38%) MSI
14 5 (0.38%) Visual Studio Code
15 3 (0.23%) GitLab
General
1 166 (12.59%) Finance
2 47 (3.56%) Public Sector
3 38 (2.88%) Law
4 33 (2.50%) Legal
4 33 (2.50%) Retail
5 22 (1.67%) Billing
6 18 (1.36%) Banking
7 16 (1.21%) Marketing
8 12 (0.91%) Back Office
9 9 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.53%) Automotive
10 7 (0.53%) Local Government
10 7 (0.53%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.45%) Advertising
11 6 (0.45%) Online Betting
12 4 (0.30%) French Language
12 4 (0.30%) German Language
12 4 (0.30%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.23%) Electronics
13 3 (0.23%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 189 (14.33%) Architect
2 170 (12.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 160 (12.13%) Azure Engineer
4 144 (10.92%) Developer
5 124 (9.40%) Consultant
6 106 (8.04%) Azure Developer
7 103 (7.81%) C# Developer
8 98 (7.43%) IT Engineer
9 93 (7.05%) DevOps Engineer
10 90 (6.82%) Analyst
11 88 (6.67%) Support Engineer
12 82 (6.22%) Azure Architect
13 79 (5.99%) IT Support
14 77 (5.84%) Cloud Engineer
15 71 (5.38%) .NET Developer
15 71 (5.38%) Senior Developer
16 69 (5.23%) C# .NET Developer
17 64 (4.85%) Senior C# Developer
17 64 (4.85%) Senior DevOps
18 60 (4.55%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (11.22%) .NET
2 134 (10.16%) Web Services
3 106 (8.04%) .NET Core
3 106 (8.04%) CSS
4 101 (7.66%) ASP.NET Web API
5 99 (7.51%) React
6 91 (6.90%) jQuery
7 88 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 76 (5.76%) SAML
9 74 (5.61%) Entity Framework
10 72 (5.46%) .NET Framework
11 70 (5.31%) OAuth
12 35 (2.65%) AngularJS
13 33 (2.50%) HTML
13 33 (2.50%) LDAP
14 28 (2.12%) OpenID
15 27 (2.05%) JSON
16 24 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
17 23 (1.74%) YAML
18 22 (1.67%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 121 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (6.22%) Public Cloud
3 76 (5.76%) Data Centre
4 69 (5.23%) N-Tier
5 43 (3.26%) Reinsurance
6 42 (3.18%) PKI
7 39 (2.96%) Cloud Native
8 37 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
9 36 (2.73%) Clustering
10 33 (2.50%) Management Information System
11 28 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
12 24 (1.82%) User Experience
13 20 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.29%) Driving Licence
15 14 (1.06%) Private Cloud
16 10 (0.76%) Mobile App
16 10 (0.76%) Social Media
16 10 (0.76%) Virtual Team
17 9 (0.68%) Smartphone
18 8 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 700 (53.07%) Windows
2 400 (30.33%) Windows Server
3 257 (19.48%) Windows 10
4 163 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 161 (12.21%) Linux
6 160 (12.13%) Windows Server 2016
7 135 (10.24%) Windows Server 2019
8 66 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 51 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 37 (2.81%) Android
11 35 (2.65%) Ubuntu
12 29 (2.20%) Alpine Linux
13 28 (2.12%) Windows 7
14 24 (1.82%) Apple iOS
15 18 (1.36%) Unix
16 17 (1.29%) CentOS
17 16 (1.21%) VMS
18 13 (0.99%) Mac OS X
19 12 (0.91%) Mac OS
20 11 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (33.28%) DevOps
2 271 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (19.33%) Migration
4 216 (16.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 181 (13.72%) ITIL
6 164 (12.43%) Deployment Automation
7 152 (11.52%) Identity Access Management
8 135 (10.24%) Mentoring
9 132 (10.01%) Continuous Integration
10 124 (9.40%) Microservices
11 116 (8.79%) Configuration Management
12 103 (7.81%) MVC
13 101 (7.66%) Infrastructure as Code
14 100 (7.58%) Project Delivery
15 96 (7.28%) Test Automation
16 93 (7.05%) SOA
17 84 (6.37%) CRM
18 81 (6.14%) Analytics
19 78 (5.91%) Presales
19 78 (5.91%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 578 (43.82%) PowerShell
2 319 (24.18%) SQL
3 152 (11.52%) C#
4 137 (10.39%) JavaScript
5 100 (7.58%) T-SQL
6 50 (3.79%) Python
7 38 (2.88%) Bash Shell
8 36 (2.73%) Java
9 19 (1.44%) Ruby
10 13 (0.99%) Shell Script
11 12 (0.91%) Perl
12 9 (0.68%) Groovy
12 9 (0.68%) VBScript
13 8 (0.61%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.45%) C
14 6 (0.45%) VB
15 3 (0.23%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.15%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.15%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.076%) ES6
Qualifications
1 122 (9.25%) Degree
2 93 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (7.05%) Security Cleared
3 91 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 53 (4.02%) MCSE
5 30 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 29 (2.20%) MCSA
7 27 (2.05%) CISSP
7 27 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 22 (1.67%) CISM
9 21 (1.59%) CISA
10 17 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.61%) A+ Certification
14 7 (0.53%) CCNA
14 7 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (0.45%) CCNP
15 6 (0.45%) MCP
15 6 (0.45%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.17%) SLA
2 37 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.82%) NIST
4 13 (0.99%) QA
5 11 (0.83%) GDPR
6 9 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 7 (0.53%) NCSC
8 6 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.23%) PMO
10 2 (0.15%) COBIT
10 2 (0.15%) SOC 2
11 1 (0.076%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.076%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.076%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.076%) ITGC
11 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,143 (86.66%) Active Directory
2 234 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (10.61%) Hyper-V
4 105 (7.96%) Docker
5 86 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
6 45 (3.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 39 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (2.73%) vSphere
9 20 (1.52%) XenApp
10 18 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (1.36%) XenDesktop
11 15 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.68%) NDS
14 8 (0.61%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 6 (0.45%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 6 (0.45%) Shibboleth
15 6 (0.45%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.30%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 368 (27.90%) Microsoft Intune
2 258 (19.56%) SCCM
3 253 (19.18%) Terraform
4 137 (10.39%) Kubernetes
5 130 (9.86%) Ansible
6 99 (7.51%) Opscode Chef
7 80 (6.07%) Single Sign-On
8 63 (4.78%) SCOM
9 36 (2.73%) SCVMM
10 35 (2.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 34 (2.58%) Puppet
12 31 (2.35%) Jamf Pro
13 26 (1.97%) Failover Clustering
14 21 (1.59%) Nagios
14 21 (1.59%) vCenter Server
15 17 (1.29%) AirWatch
15 17 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
16 16 (1.21%) Packer
16 16 (1.21%) SCOrch
17 14 (1.06%) Grafana
Vendors
1 849 (64.37%) Microsoft
2 368 (27.90%) VMware
3 128 (9.70%) Citrix
4 79 (5.99%) Cisco
5 69 (5.23%) Nintex
6 61 (4.62%) Veeam
7 55 (4.17%) ServiceNow
8 54 (4.09%) SolarWinds
9 53 (4.02%) Oracle
10 44 (3.34%) Google
11 29 (2.20%) Ivanti
12 26 (1.97%) Apple
12 26 (1.97%) HP
13 25 (1.90%) SonicWALL
14 24 (1.82%) Dell
15 23 (1.74%) Avaya
16 20 (1.52%) Okta
17 19 (1.44%) McAfee
18 18 (1.36%) IBM
19 17 (1.29%) Sophos