Period
to 23 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 363 622 805
Rank change year-on-year +259 +183 +174
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 1,207 639 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.39% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.76% 1.58% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,044 505 352
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £33,650
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 43,672 40,537 32,670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.19% 24.52% 18.60%
Number of salaries quoted 35,543 32,826 26,908
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 +229 1,066 £57,500 -4.17% 153
UK excluding London +187 614 £52,500 +5.00% 120
London +198 446 £65,000 -3.70% 46
South East +75 175 £60,000 -4.00% 28
North of England +98 170 £52,500 -12.50% 46
Midlands +98 147 £47,500 +5.56% 13
West Midlands +94 96 £55,000 -33.33% 8
North West +49 75 £51,250 -14.58% 29
Yorkshire +35 74 £55,000 +42.86% 14
South West +54 68 £41,000 -3.53% 15
East Midlands +27 49 £45,000 +21.62% 5
East of England +80 40 £55,000 +46.67% 5
North East +43 21 £37,410 +19.71% 3
Wales +15 11 £37,500 +36.36% 3
Scotland +18 9 £42,500 +45.30% 10
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 1,202 (99.59%) Azure
2 1,146 (94.95%) Active Directory
3 805 (66.69%) Microsoft
4 804 (66.61%) Office 365
5 786 (65.12%) Windows
6 402 (33.31%) Windows Server
7 377 (31.23%) Microsoft Intune
8 370 (30.65%) PowerShell
9 354 (29.33%) VMware
10 346 (28.67%) Windows 10
11 304 (25.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 285 (23.61%) SCCM
13 234 (19.39%) ITIL
14 229 (18.97%) SharePoint
15 228 (18.89%) SQL
16 224 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
17 215 (17.81%) AWS
18 214 (17.73%) MCSE
19 209 (17.32%) DNS
20 198 (16.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 195 (16.16%) Citrix
22 187 (15.49%) Finance
23 181 (15.00%) Skype
24 177 (14.66%) Migration
25 176 (14.58%) Hyper-V
26 169 (14.00%) DevOps
27 165 (13.67%) Presales
28 163 (13.50%) IaaS
29 157 (13.01%) DHCP
30 154 (12.76%) MCSA

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
1 229 (18.97%) SharePoint
2 124 (10.27%) MS Exchange
3 118 (9.78%) Skype for Business
4 53 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (3.40%) IIS
6 40 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 18 (1.49%) SAS
9 12 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.83%) Confluence
11 6 (0.50%) Anypoint
12 4 (0.33%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.33%) CMS
12 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.33%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.25%) IBM Connections
13 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.17%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 125 (10.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.083%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 27 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.66%) assyst
3 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.17%) Workfront
5 1 (0.083%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.083%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,202 (99.59%) Azure
2 804 (66.61%) Office 365
3 215 (17.81%) AWS
4 163 (13.50%) IaaS
5 104 (8.62%) OneDrive
6 95 (7.87%) PaaS
7 64 (5.30%) SaaS
8 42 (3.48%) Azure Data Factory
9 37 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
10 35 (2.90%) Power Platform
11 33 (2.73%) Amazon S3
12 32 (2.65%) Mimecast
12 32 (2.65%) Serverless
13 29 (2.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 29 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
13 29 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
14 28 (2.32%) Dynamics 365
15 25 (2.07%) Azure Functions
16 21 (1.74%) Amazon ECS
16 21 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 209 (17.32%) DNS
2 181 (15.00%) Skype
3 157 (13.01%) DHCP
4 142 (11.76%) Firewall
5 89 (7.37%) VPN
6 65 (5.39%) VLAN
7 63 (5.22%) LAN
8 57 (4.72%) WAN
9 50 (4.14%) Unified Communications
10 49 (4.06%) SAN
11 36 (2.98%) iSCSI
12 33 (2.73%) Internet
12 33 (2.73%) VoIP
13 32 (2.65%) NetScaler
13 32 (2.65%) TCP/IP
14 30 (2.49%) Network Security
15 29 (2.40%) NAS
16 21 (1.74%) HTTP
17 19 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
18 18 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 103 (8.53%) Azure SQL Database
3 54 (4.47%) Amazon RDS
4 24 (1.99%) Data Lake
5 21 (1.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 21 (1.74%) Power BI
5 21 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
9 8 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.50%) CouchDB
11 6 (0.50%) DB2
11 6 (0.50%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 60 (4.97%) Git (software)
2 49 (4.06%) Visual Studio Team System
3 34 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 31 (2.57%) JIRA
4 31 (2.57%) Visual Studio
5 27 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (2.15%) TeamCity
7 21 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
8 14 (1.16%) Subversion
9 11 (0.91%) GitLab
9 11 (0.91%) MSTest
10 8 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.66%) Bitbucket Server
11 7 (0.58%) NUnit
12 6 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.41%) MSI
14 4 (0.33%) Bugzilla
14 4 (0.33%) Chocolatey
14 4 (0.33%) SonarQube
14 4 (0.33%) TestDirector
General
1 187 (15.49%) Finance
2 38 (3.15%) Public Sector
3 18 (1.49%) Retail
4 16 (1.33%) Law
5 15 (1.24%) Marketing
6 13 (1.08%) Back Office
7 10 (0.83%) Advertising
7 10 (0.83%) Legal
7 10 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.75%) Billing
9 8 (0.66%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.50%) Banking
11 6 (0.50%) Electronics
12 3 (0.25%) German Language
12 3 (0.25%) Publishing
13 2 (0.17%) Automotive
13 2 (0.17%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.17%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.083%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 269 (22.29%) Architect
2 216 (17.90%) Consultant
3 162 (13.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 103 (8.53%) Cloud Engineer
4 103 (8.53%) Solutions Architect
5 89 (7.37%) Analyst
6 86 (7.13%) Azure Engineer
7 81 (6.71%) Technical Consultant
8 72 (5.97%) Technical Architect
9 64 (5.30%) Microsoft Consultant
10 62 (5.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 54 (4.47%) Administrator
12 46 (3.81%) Windows Engineer
13 42 (3.48%) Azure Consultant
14 41 (3.40%) Infrastructure Architect
15 40 (3.31%) Microsoft Engineer
15 40 (3.31%) Senior Consultant
16 37 (3.07%) Cloud Architect
16 37 (3.07%) Office 365 Engineer
16 37 (3.07%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (6.05%) .NET
2 70 (5.80%) JSON
3 41 (3.40%) Web Services
4 40 (3.31%) SAML
5 28 (2.32%) ASP.NET
6 22 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (1.82%) CSS
6 22 (1.82%) OAuth
7 19 (1.57%) HTML
7 19 (1.57%) LDAP
8 18 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
8 18 (1.49%) RESTful
9 15 (1.24%) REST
9 15 (1.24%) X-Windows
10 14 (1.16%) .NET Framework
11 13 (1.08%) AngularJS
11 13 (1.08%) Entity Framework
12 12 (0.99%) Kafka
12 12 (0.99%) Node.js
13 11 (0.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 113 (9.36%) Data Centre
2 98 (8.12%) Public Cloud
3 49 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 48 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
5 46 (3.81%) Hybrid Cloud
6 38 (3.15%) Private Cloud
7 36 (2.98%) Clustering
8 33 (2.73%) Replication
9 25 (2.07%) User Experience
10 23 (1.91%) PKI
11 19 (1.57%) Hedge funds
12 17 (1.41%) CESG
12 17 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
14 15 (1.24%) Driving Licence
15 13 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
16 9 (0.75%) Mobile App
16 9 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
17 8 (0.66%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 786 (65.12%) Windows
2 402 (33.31%) Windows Server
3 346 (28.67%) Windows 10
4 124 (10.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (7.71%) Linux
6 75 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (4.06%) Windows 7
8 36 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (2.15%) Android
10 24 (1.99%) Apple iOS
11 23 (1.91%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.58%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.58%) VMS
13 6 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.41%) CentOS
14 5 (0.41%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.25%) Unix
16 2 (0.17%) SUSE
17 1 (0.083%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (19.39%) ITIL
2 198 (16.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 177 (14.66%) Migration
4 169 (14.00%) DevOps
5 165 (13.67%) Presales
6 142 (11.76%) Project Delivery
7 133 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
8 108 (8.95%) Project Management
9 99 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
10 98 (8.12%) Customer Requirements
11 97 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 88 (7.29%) Configuration Management
13 87 (7.21%) Identity Management
14 84 (6.96%) Service Management
15 82 (6.79%) PRINCE2
16 76 (6.30%) Mentoring
17 66 (5.47%) Change Management
18 61 (5.05%) Identity Access Management
18 61 (5.05%) Service Delivery
18 61 (5.05%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 370 (30.65%) PowerShell
2 228 (18.89%) SQL
3 74 (6.13%) C#
4 37 (3.07%) JavaScript
5 29 (2.40%) Java
5 29 (2.40%) VBScript
6 26 (2.15%) Python
7 19 (1.57%) T-SQL
8 18 (1.49%) Bash Shell
9 15 (1.24%) C
10 12 (0.99%) VB.NET
11 11 (0.91%) PHP
12 10 (0.83%) Ruby
13 9 (0.75%) Perl
14 6 (0.50%) F#
14 6 (0.50%) Go
14 6 (0.50%) VB
15 4 (0.33%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.17%) R
17 1 (0.083%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 304 (25.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 214 (17.73%) MCSE
3 154 (12.76%) MCSA
4 91 (7.54%) Cisco Certification
5 80 (6.63%) CCNA
6 75 (6.21%) Degree
7 44 (3.65%) CompTIA Security+
8 43 (3.56%) CISSP
9 35 (2.90%) MCITP
10 33 (2.73%) MCP
11 30 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
12 23 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (1.74%) Security Cleared
14 20 (1.66%) Citrix Certification
14 20 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (1.41%) SC Cleared
16 13 (1.08%) CCSP
17 10 (0.83%) CCAA
18 9 (0.75%) CCNP
18 9 (0.75%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.72%) SLA
2 28 (2.32%) GDPR
3 23 (1.91%) QA
4 21 (1.74%) NIST
5 17 (1.41%) NCSC
6 11 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.58%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.50%) COBIT
9 6 (0.50%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.17%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,146 (94.95%) Active Directory
2 224 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 176 (14.58%) Hyper-V
4 97 (8.04%) XenApp
5 65 (5.39%) vSphere
6 63 (5.22%) XenDesktop
7 58 (4.81%) Virtual Machines
8 54 (4.47%) Docker
9 42 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
10 28 (2.32%) BitLocker
11 25 (2.07%) Virtual Desktop
12 16 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (1.24%) LXC
13 15 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (1.16%) DFS Replication
15 13 (1.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.41%) Firmware
18 4 (0.33%) Xen
19 3 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 377 (31.23%) Microsoft Intune
2 285 (23.61%) SCCM
3 60 (4.97%) Single Sign-On
4 42 (3.48%) WSUS
5 41 (3.40%) Kubernetes
6 36 (2.98%) Terraform
7 22 (1.82%) SCOM
8 21 (1.74%) Puppet
9 19 (1.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 18 (1.49%) AirWatch
11 15 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (1.16%) Ansible
13 13 (1.08%) FortiGate
14 10 (0.83%) NetBackup
15 9 (0.75%) vCenter Server
16 7 (0.58%) Backup Exec
16 7 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
17 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 5 (0.41%) PowerCLI
19 4 (0.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 805 (66.69%) Microsoft
2 354 (29.33%) VMware
3 195 (16.16%) Citrix
4 149 (12.34%) Cisco
5 49 (4.06%) HP
6 43 (3.56%) Dell
7 41 (3.40%) ServiceNow
8 36 (2.98%) Veeam
9 30 (2.49%) NetApp
10 23 (1.91%) Oracle
11 22 (1.82%) Apple
11 22 (1.82%) Meraki
12 19 (1.57%) Google
13 18 (1.49%) Dell Compellent
13 18 (1.49%) Ivanti
14 16 (1.33%) Okta
14 16 (1.33%) Symantec
15 15 (1.24%) CheckPoint
16 14 (1.16%) CommVault
16 14 (1.16%) Sophos