The table below looks at the statistics for the Active Directory Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Specialist
Rank 885 909 891
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -18
Permanent jobs requiring an Active Directory Specialist 24 20 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.020% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.021% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 22 18 20
Average salary £45,000 £49,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,150 £33,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £65,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £44,250 £39,485
% change year-on-year
-6.21% +12.06%
Active Directory Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
90816 95785 94380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.15% 96.49% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 77032 80058 76663
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Active Directory Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory Specialist in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Active Directory Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Active Directory Specialist
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory Specialist across the England region.

Active Directory Specialist Salary Trend in England

Active Directory Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Active Directory Specialist Salary Histogram in England

Active Directory Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 15 £47,500 -9.52%
South East +12 9 £41,500 -24.54%
Active Directory Specialist
UK

Active Directory Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the England region that cited Active Directory Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Active Directory Specialist in their job title.

1 37 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 30 (81.08%) Windows
3 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
4 19 (51.35%) Windows Server
5 17 (45.95%) DNS
6 14 (37.84%) VBScript
6 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
6 14 (37.84%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (37.84%) Office 365
7 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
7 12 (32.43%) DHCP
8 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
8 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (27.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (27.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (27.03%) Skype for Business
9 10 (27.03%) VMware
10 9 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (24.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (18.92%) SCOM
12 6 (16.22%) PKI
12 6 (16.22%) SCCM
12 6 (16.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 6 (16.22%) Cyber-Ark
12 6 (16.22%) Infoblox
12 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
12 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
12 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (16.22%) CA

Active Directory Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the England region that cited Active Directory Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Active Directory Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
2 10 (27.03%) Exchange Server 2007
2 10 (27.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (27.03%) Skype for Business
3 9 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
5 3 (8.11%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (5.41%) IIS
7 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (37.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (37.84%) Office 365
2 9 (24.32%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) DNS
2 12 (32.43%) DHCP
3 2 (5.41%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) LDAP
4 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (2.70%) Advertising
1 1 (2.70%) Back Office
1 1 (2.70%) Banking
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) PKI
2 3 (8.11%) FMCG
3 1 (2.70%) BBC
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 30 (81.08%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Windows Server
3 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.70%) Unix
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
2 5 (13.51%) Change Management
3 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (8.11%) High Availability
4 3 (8.11%) Information Security
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL
5 2 (5.41%) B2B
5 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.70%) BCP
6 1 (2.70%) CRM
6 1 (2.70%) Open Source
6 1 (2.70%) Service Management
6 1 (2.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
1 14 (37.84%) VBScript
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.81%) MCSE
3 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.11%) MCSA
4 2 (5.41%) MCP
4 2 (5.41%) MCTS
5 1 (2.70%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCOM
2 6 (16.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (16.22%) SCCM
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.03%) VMware
3 6 (16.22%) CA
3 6 (16.22%) Cyber-Ark
3 6 (16.22%) Infoblox
4 3 (8.11%) Sun
5 2 (5.41%) Dell
5 2 (5.41%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) IBM
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix