Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
UK
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 253 361 614
Rank change year-on-year +108 +253 +188
Permanent jobs citing Azure Active Directory 598 1,221 667
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 0.87% 0.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.18% 2.78% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 680 1,251 576
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - -4.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,875 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £51,750
% change year-on-year -14.29% +1.45% -5.91%

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 18,779 43,865 40,853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.44% 31.26% 24.59%
Number of salaries quoted 15,628 35,700 33,101
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +122 557 £52,500 -8.70% 116
London +172 323 £60,000 -7.69% 39
UK excluding London +67 237 £45,000 -14.29% 76
Work from Home -1 124 £57,500 -20.69% 22
North of England +117 90 £47,500 -9.52% 25
South East +109 73 £47,500 -20.83% 20
North West +100 41 £57,500 +4.55% 15
Yorkshire +110 36 £40,000 -27.27% 7
Midlands +34 31 £40,750 -14.21% 13
East of England +139 26 £44,000 -20.00% 4
South West +85 24 £44,000 +3.53% 12
West Midlands +35 22 £30,000 -45.45% 10
North East +21 13 £42,500 -2.76% 3
East Midlands +59 9 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Wales +51 9 £36,250 -2.68%
Scotland +96 3 £40,000 -5.88% 1

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 592 (99.00%) Azure
2 550 (91.97%) Active Directory
3 427 (71.40%) Microsoft
4 380 (63.55%) Office 365
5 364 (60.87%) Windows
6 229 (38.29%) PowerShell
7 203 (33.95%) Windows Server
8 188 (31.44%) Microsoft Intune
9 157 (26.25%) SharePoint
10 132 (22.07%) DNS
11 127 (21.24%) SCCM
11 127 (21.24%) AWS
12 125 (20.90%) VMware
12 125 (20.90%) Windows 10
13 124 (20.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 120 (20.07%) DevOps
15 105 (17.56%) Firewall
16 101 (16.89%) SQL
17 99 (16.56%) Identity Management
18 98 (16.39%) DHCP
19 95 (15.89%) IaaS
20 94 (15.72%) Citrix
21 91 (15.22%) Finance
22 89 (14.88%) Microsoft Office
23 88 (14.72%) SQL Server
24 87 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
25 85 (14.21%) ITIL
25 85 (14.21%) PaaS
26 84 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
26 84 (14.05%) 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
1 157 (26.25%) SharePoint
2 76 (12.71%) MS Exchange
3 48 (8.03%) Skype for Business
4 37 (6.19%) Confluence
5 34 (5.69%) IIS
6 23 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.67%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.50%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.17%) Apache
12 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.17%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.17%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 89 (14.88%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.85%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.51%) Sentinel
2 8 (1.34%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (1.34%) R3 Corda
3 4 (0.67%) FastStats
3 4 (0.67%) Unica
4 2 (0.33%) Workfront
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 592 (99.00%) Azure
2 380 (63.55%) Office 365
3 127 (21.24%) AWS
4 95 (15.89%) IaaS
5 85 (14.21%) PaaS
6 72 (12.04%) OneDrive
7 46 (7.69%) Slack
8 43 (7.19%) SaaS
9 33 (5.52%) Serverless
10 27 (4.52%) Azure Functions
10 27 (4.52%) Power Platform
11 23 (3.85%) GCP
12 22 (3.68%) Route 53
13 19 (3.18%) PowerApps
14 17 (2.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 17 (2.84%) Logic Apps
15 12 (2.01%) GitHub
15 12 (2.01%) Mavenlink
16 10 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
17 9 (1.51%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (22.07%) DNS
2 105 (17.56%) Firewall
3 98 (16.39%) DHCP
4 65 (10.87%) VPN
5 62 (10.37%) TCP/IP
6 56 (9.36%) WAN
7 55 (9.20%) Skype
8 54 (9.03%) LAN
9 44 (7.36%) Network Security
10 39 (6.52%) Wireless
11 37 (6.19%) SAN
12 36 (6.02%) Wi-Fi
13 30 (5.02%) VoIP
14 29 (4.85%) MPLS
15 28 (4.68%) BGP
16 26 (4.35%) IPsec
16 26 (4.35%) OSPF
17 24 (4.01%) Unified Communications
18 23 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
19 22 (3.68%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (14.72%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 18 (3.01%) MongoDB
4 12 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (1.84%) Cosmos DB
6 9 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (1.51%) Blockchain
7 8 (1.34%) Power BI
8 7 (1.17%) Data Lake
8 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.00%) Redis
10 5 (0.84%) RavenDB
11 4 (0.67%) MySQL
11 4 (0.67%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.50%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.50%) Big Data
12 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.50%) HBase
12 3 (0.50%) HDInsight
13 2 (0.33%) Presto
Development Applications
1 43 (7.19%) JIRA
2 25 (4.18%) Git (software)
2 25 (4.18%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (1.67%) TeamCity
5 9 (1.51%) Artifactory
5 9 (1.51%) Gerrit
5 9 (1.51%) IntelliJ
6 6 (1.00%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.50%) MSI
9 2 (0.33%) GitLab
10 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.17%) ER Studio
10 1 (0.17%) ERwin
10 1 (0.17%) git-flow
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 91 (15.22%) Finance
2 35 (5.85%) Banking
3 33 (5.52%) Public Sector
4 21 (3.51%) Legal
5 17 (2.84%) Retail
6 15 (2.51%) Law
7 13 (2.17%) Local Government
8 9 (1.51%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.34%) Marketing
9 8 (1.34%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.00%) Advertising
11 5 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.33%) Back Office
12 2 (0.33%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.33%) Front Office
12 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 109 (18.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 90 (15.05%) Consultant
3 75 (12.54%) Azure Engineer
4 55 (9.20%) Cloud Engineer
5 51 (8.53%) Architect
6 46 (7.69%) Office 365 Engineer
7 41 (6.86%) Support Engineer
8 32 (5.35%) Analyst
8 32 (5.35%) Network Engineer
9 31 (5.18%) IT Engineer
10 29 (4.85%) Security Engineer
11 28 (4.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 28 (4.68%) Microsoft Consultant
12 26 (4.35%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
14 23 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
14 23 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 22 (3.68%) Developer
16 21 (3.51%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (3.18%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.35%) Web Services
2 26 (4.35%) OAuth
3 23 (3.85%) LDAP
3 23 (3.85%) SAML
4 21 (3.51%) XML
5 19 (3.18%) .NET
6 17 (2.84%) HTML
7 13 (2.17%) JSON
8 10 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
8 10 (1.67%) RESTful
8 10 (1.67%) YAML
9 9 (1.51%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.51%) OAuth2
9 9 (1.51%) OpenID
9 9 (1.51%) Spring Boot
10 6 (1.00%) CSS
11 5 (0.84%) .NET Core
11 5 (0.84%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.84%) HTML5
12 4 (0.67%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (7.19%) Data Centre
3 32 (5.35%) User Experience
4 29 (4.85%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.51%) Cloud Native
6 16 (2.68%) Public Cloud
7 13 (2.17%) Clustering
7 13 (2.17%) Enterprise Cloud
8 12 (2.01%) Driving Licence
8 12 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.84%) BYOD
9 11 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (1.17%) iPhone
12 7 (1.17%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.00%) Cyberattack
14 5 (0.84%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 364 (60.87%) Windows
2 203 (33.95%) Windows Server
3 125 (20.90%) Windows 10
4 84 (14.05%) Linux
5 69 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (11.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 30 (5.02%) Windows Server 2019
8 22 (3.68%) Mac OS X
9 20 (3.34%) CentOS
10 19 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (2.84%) Android
12 14 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (2.34%) Unix
12 14 (2.34%) Windows 7
13 12 (2.01%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.34%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.17%) VMS
16 5 (0.84%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.50%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (20.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 120 (20.07%) DevOps
3 99 (16.56%) Identity Management
4 85 (14.21%) ITIL
5 79 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (13.21%) Migration
6 62 (10.37%) Presales
7 50 (8.36%) Fintech
8 49 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
9 47 (7.86%) Project Delivery
10 45 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 44 (7.36%) Configuration Management
12 40 (6.69%) Data Security
13 39 (6.52%) Identity Access Management
14 38 (6.35%) Task Automation
15 35 (5.85%) Change Management
15 35 (5.85%) Mentoring
16 34 (5.69%) B2B
16 34 (5.69%) Continuous Improvement
17 30 (5.02%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 229 (38.29%) PowerShell
2 101 (16.89%) SQL
3 51 (8.53%) Python
4 27 (4.52%) JavaScript
5 18 (3.01%) Bash Shell
5 18 (3.01%) C#
6 17 (2.84%) Java
7 11 (1.84%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.51%) C
8 9 (1.51%) Groovy
8 9 (1.51%) Kotlin
8 9 (1.51%) Perl
8 9 (1.51%) Ruby
9 6 (1.00%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.50%) R
11 2 (0.33%) VBScript
12 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 87 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (5.85%) MCSE
3 32 (5.35%) Degree
4 22 (3.68%) CCNA
5 15 (2.51%) MCSA
6 10 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.67%) MCP
7 8 (1.34%) CCNP
8 7 (1.17%) A+ Certification
8 7 (1.17%) HNC
8 7 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (1.17%) MCDST
8 7 (1.17%) Security Cleared
9 6 (1.00%) CISM
9 6 (1.00%) CISSP
9 6 (1.00%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.84%) CCIE
10 5 (0.84%) CCSA
10 5 (0.84%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.85%) SLA
2 28 (4.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.51%) GDPR
4 12 (2.01%) NIST
5 11 (1.84%) QA
6 6 (1.00%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.33%) NCSC
9 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.17%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 550 (91.97%) Active Directory
2 84 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (13.55%) Hyper-V
4 36 (6.02%) Docker
5 31 (5.18%) vSphere
6 28 (4.68%) XenApp
7 21 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (3.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 17 (2.84%) XenDesktop
10 11 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (1.51%) BitLocker
13 6 (1.00%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 4 (0.67%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.50%) Xen
17 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 188 (31.44%) Microsoft Intune
2 127 (21.24%) SCCM
3 63 (10.54%) Ansible
4 50 (8.36%) Puppet
5 48 (8.03%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (7.02%) Terraform
7 34 (5.69%) Single Sign-On
8 30 (5.02%) Kubernetes
8 30 (5.02%) WSUS
9 29 (4.85%) Nagios
10 21 (3.51%) SCOM
11 18 (3.01%) Microsoft Clustering
12 13 (2.17%) Jamf Pro
13 11 (1.84%) Backup Exec
14 8 (1.34%) SCVMM
15 6 (1.00%) vRealize
16 4 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
16 4 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 3 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
17 3 (0.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 427 (71.40%) Microsoft
2 125 (20.90%) VMware
3 94 (15.72%) Citrix
4 73 (12.21%) Cisco
5 27 (4.52%) Palo Alto
6 23 (3.85%) Atlassian
6 23 (3.85%) Avaya
6 23 (3.85%) Riverbed
7 22 (3.68%) HP
8 19 (3.18%) ServiceNow
9 18 (3.01%) SolarWinds
10 17 (2.84%) Apple
11 16 (2.68%) NetApp
12 13 (2.17%) Dell
12 13 (2.17%) Oracle
12 13 (2.17%) Red Hat
13 12 (2.01%) Meraki
14 11 (1.84%) Ivanti
15 10 (1.67%) EMC
16 8 (1.34%) Sophos