Period
to 6 July 2020

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 6 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 313 405 648
Rank change year-on-year +92 +243 +250
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 769 1,121 665
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 0.76% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.71% 2.57% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 814 1,119 598
Median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +8.70% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,375 £34,175
90th Percentile £77,125 £87,500 £83,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £56,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -11.50% +13.00% -4.76%

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 28,386 43,569 42,575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.91% 29.57% 23.84%
Number of salaries quoted 23,129 35,386 34,679
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +4.55%

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 6 July 2020.

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 6 July 2020. 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 +104 701 £55,000 -8.33% 77
London +136 385 £60,000 -7.69% 32
UK excluding London +87 329 £50,000 -11.50% 48
Work from Home +25 147 £62,500 -26.47% 13
South East +59 110 £52,500 -12.50% 18
North of England +84 75 £51,250 -2.38% 13
Midlands +45 57 £52,500 +10.53% 8
South West +108 42 £43,750 -12.50% 5
North West +67 42 £52,500 +0.50% 9
East of England +102 36 £52,500 -12.50% 2
West Midlands +59 35 £46,250 -28.85% 5
Yorkshire +96 31 £50,000 -4.76% 3
East Midlands +39 22 £63,750 +34.21% 3
Scotland +85 12 £42,500 -2.86% 1
Wales +18 6 £40,500 -12.43% 2
North East +17 2 £50,750 -11.74% 1

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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.

1 757 (98.44%) Azure
2 705 (91.68%) Active Directory
3 560 (72.82%) Microsoft
4 521 (67.75%) Office 365
5 505 (65.67%) Windows
6 261 (33.94%) Windows Server
7 260 (33.81%) PowerShell
8 239 (31.08%) Microsoft Intune
9 230 (29.91%) VMware
10 229 (29.78%) Windows 10
11 200 (26.01%) SharePoint
12 176 (22.89%) SCCM
13 165 (21.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 162 (21.07%) DNS
15 146 (18.99%) SQL
16 145 (18.86%) VMware Infrastructure
17 135 (17.56%) AWS
18 134 (17.43%) Windows Server 2016
19 132 (17.17%) Migration
19 132 (17.17%) Firewall
20 130 (16.91%) ITIL
21 129 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
21 129 (16.78%) IaaS
22 126 (16.38%) DHCP
23 121 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
24 116 (15.08%) DevOps
25 114 (14.82%) Finance
25 114 (14.82%) Hyper-V
26 113 (14.69%) Citrix
27 109 (14.17%) 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
1 200 (26.01%) SharePoint
2 93 (12.09%) MS Exchange
3 45 (5.85%) Skype for Business
4 41 (5.33%) IIS
5 37 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (1.30%) Confluence
9 4 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.26%) Apache
11 2 (0.26%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.13%) Anypoint
12 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.13%) nginx
12 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 90 (11.70%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.78%) Distributed Ledger
1 6 (0.78%) R3 Corda
2 4 (0.52%) FastStats
2 4 (0.52%) Unica
3 3 (0.39%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.26%) Eikon
4 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.26%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 757 (98.44%) Azure
2 521 (67.75%) Office 365
3 135 (17.56%) AWS
4 129 (16.78%) IaaS
5 103 (13.39%) PaaS
6 98 (12.74%) OneDrive
7 77 (10.01%) Power Platform
8 71 (9.23%) SaaS
9 46 (5.98%) Serverless
10 39 (5.07%) Azure Functions
11 36 (4.68%) PowerApps
12 25 (3.25%) Mimecast
13 17 (2.21%) G Suite
14 16 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
14 16 (2.08%) GCP
14 16 (2.08%) Power Automate
15 14 (1.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 14 (1.82%) Cloudflare
15 14 (1.82%) Logic Apps
16 10 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 162 (21.07%) DNS
2 132 (17.17%) Firewall
3 126 (16.38%) DHCP
4 70 (9.10%) VPN
5 68 (8.84%) LAN
6 67 (8.71%) Skype
7 66 (8.58%) WAN
8 58 (7.54%) TCP/IP
9 49 (6.37%) SAN
10 30 (3.90%) Internet
11 28 (3.64%) NetScaler
12 26 (3.38%) Wireless
13 25 (3.25%) Network Security
14 20 (2.60%) VLAN
15 18 (2.34%) SMTP
16 17 (2.21%) VoIP
17 16 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (2.08%) SSL
17 16 (2.08%) VSAN
18 15 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (13.26%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.20%) Azure SQL Database
3 35 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
4 34 (4.42%) Power BI
5 18 (2.34%) Cosmos DB
6 17 (2.21%) Data Lake
6 17 (2.21%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.30%) Redis
9 9 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.78%) RavenDB
10 6 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.65%) MySQL
11 5 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.65%) SQL Server 2017
12 4 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 33 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
3 21 (2.73%) JIRA
4 17 (2.21%) Jenkins
4 17 (2.21%) TeamCity
5 14 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (1.17%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.91%) MSI
8 7 (0.91%) WinDbg
9 6 (0.78%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.65%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.65%) Gerrit
11 4 (0.52%) Subversion
12 2 (0.26%) Selenium
13 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.13%) git-flow
13 1 (0.13%) GitLab
General
1 114 (14.82%) Finance
2 48 (6.24%) Public Sector
3 28 (3.64%) Legal
4 24 (3.12%) Banking
5 20 (2.60%) Marketing
5 20 (2.60%) Retail
6 17 (2.21%) Law
7 16 (2.08%) Billing
7 16 (2.08%) Local Government
8 12 (1.56%) Advertising
9 7 (0.91%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.91%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.52%) Front Office
10 4 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.26%) Electronics
11 2 (0.26%) Games
11 2 (0.26%) Publishing
12 1 (0.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 151 (19.64%) Consultant
2 139 (18.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 74 (9.62%) Azure Engineer
4 71 (9.23%) Architect
5 68 (8.84%) Cloud Engineer
6 59 (7.67%) Analyst
6 59 (7.67%) Support Engineer
7 52 (6.76%) Microsoft Consultant
8 48 (6.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 40 (5.20%) IT Engineer
10 35 (4.55%) Developer
10 35 (4.55%) Office 365 Engineer
11 31 (4.03%) Cloud Consultant
12 30 (3.90%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
13 28 (3.64%) Security Engineer
14 27 (3.51%) Microsoft Engineer
15 25 (3.25%) Administrator
15 25 (3.25%) IT Support
15 25 (3.25%) Office 365 Consultant
16 24 (3.12%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.07%) .NET
2 32 (4.16%) LDAP
3 26 (3.38%) Web Services
4 22 (2.86%) CSS
4 22 (2.86%) HTML
5 20 (2.60%) OAuth
6 14 (1.82%) Entity Framework
7 13 (1.69%) .NET Framework
7 13 (1.69%) HTML5
7 13 (1.69%) SAML
8 12 (1.56%) AngularJS
8 12 (1.56%) React
9 10 (1.30%) .NET Core
10 8 (1.04%) JSON
11 7 (0.91%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.91%) SailPoint
12 6 (0.78%) Spring Boot
13 5 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
13 5 (0.65%) Razor View Engine
13 5 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (11.31%) Data Centre
2 51 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 33 (4.29%) Clustering
5 20 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
5 20 (2.60%) User Experience
6 19 (2.47%) Public Cloud
7 18 (2.34%) Cloud Native
7 18 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 17 (2.21%) Device Driver
9 15 (1.95%) Private Cloud
10 14 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
12 8 (1.04%) Handset
13 7 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.65%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.65%) iPad
15 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Licensing
15 5 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 505 (65.67%) Windows
2 261 (33.94%) Windows Server
3 229 (29.78%) Windows 10
4 134 (17.43%) Windows Server 2016
5 129 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 109 (14.17%) Linux
7 38 (4.94%) Windows Server 2019
8 34 (4.42%) Windows 7
8 34 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (2.21%) CentOS
10 15 (1.95%) Android
10 15 (1.95%) Unix
11 12 (1.56%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.56%) Mac OS
11 12 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (1.30%) Windows 8
13 9 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.65%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (21.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 132 (17.17%) Migration
3 130 (16.91%) ITIL
4 116 (15.08%) DevOps
5 107 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
6 101 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
7 89 (11.57%) Identity Management
8 66 (8.58%) Presales
9 64 (8.32%) Project Delivery
10 57 (7.41%) Mentoring
11 52 (6.76%) Project Management
12 42 (5.46%) Analytics
12 42 (5.46%) Cybersecurity
13 41 (5.33%) Information Security
14 40 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
14 40 (5.20%) Scrum
15 39 (5.07%) Change Management
16 37 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
17 34 (4.42%) Identity Access Management
18 32 (4.16%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 260 (33.81%) PowerShell
2 146 (18.99%) SQL
3 39 (5.07%) C#
4 28 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 26 (3.38%) Python
6 18 (2.34%) VBScript
7 15 (1.95%) Java
8 14 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 13 (1.69%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.17%) Perl
11 8 (1.04%) Ruby
12 7 (0.91%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.78%) C
13 6 (0.78%) Kotlin
13 6 (0.78%) PHP
13 6 (0.78%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.65%) Groovy
15 3 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 121 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (7.28%) MCSE
3 43 (5.59%) MCSA
4 38 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (3.77%) Degree
6 27 (3.51%) CISSP
6 27 (3.51%) Security Cleared
7 22 (2.86%) SC Cleared
8 20 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (2.60%) MCP
9 17 (2.21%) CCNA
10 14 (1.82%) CompTIA Security+
11 13 (1.69%) MCITP
12 12 (1.56%) CISM
13 10 (1.30%) CCSP
13 10 (1.30%) MCT
14 9 (1.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 9 (1.17%) CCNP
15 7 (0.91%) DBS Check
16 5 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.29%) SLA
2 24 (3.12%) QA
3 23 (2.99%) GDPR
4 21 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.43%) NIST
6 10 (1.30%) PCI DSS
7 8 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.39%) NCSC
9 1 (0.13%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 705 (91.68%) Active Directory
2 145 (18.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (14.82%) Hyper-V
4 53 (6.89%) vSphere
5 35 (4.55%) XenApp
6 32 (4.16%) Docker
7 29 (3.77%) XenDesktop
8 26 (3.38%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.30%) Terminal Services
10 10 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (1.30%) VMware NSX
11 8 (1.04%) Firmware
12 7 (0.91%) DFS Replication
12 7 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.26%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 239 (31.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 176 (22.89%) SCCM
3 65 (8.45%) Single Sign-On
4 38 (4.94%) Terraform
5 30 (3.90%) Kubernetes
6 27 (3.51%) WSUS
7 26 (3.38%) SCOM
8 22 (2.86%) Ansible
8 22 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
9 16 (2.08%) vCenter Server
10 14 (1.82%) Opsgenie
11 12 (1.56%) Puppet
12 11 (1.43%) Backup Exec
12 11 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (1.30%) vRealize
14 8 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
14 8 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 7 (0.91%) FortiGate
15 7 (0.91%) Nagios
16 6 (0.78%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 560 (72.82%) Microsoft
2 230 (29.91%) VMware
3 113 (14.69%) Citrix
4 78 (10.14%) Cisco
5 42 (5.46%) HP
6 34 (4.42%) NetApp
7 29 (3.77%) Dell
8 23 (2.99%) Atlassian
9 21 (2.73%) Okta
10 19 (2.47%) Meraki
11 18 (2.34%) Palo Alto
11 18 (2.34%) SolarWinds
12 17 (2.21%) ServiceNow
13 16 (2.08%) Google
13 16 (2.08%) Oracle
14 15 (1.95%) Databricks
15 14 (1.82%) PagerDuty
15 14 (1.82%) Veeam
16 12 (1.56%) EMC
16 12 (1.56%) Red Hat