The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills 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 over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 35 41
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 6318 6746 5771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 6.21% 6.02% 5.63%
As % of the System Software category 55.02% 56.35% 56.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5484 5820 4966
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Active Directory
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
11483 11972 10297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 11.28% 10.68% 10.05%
Number of salaries quoted 9559 10064 8815
Average salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in England

Active Directory
Salary Trend in England

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in England

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the England region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in England

Active Directory
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 within the England region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 2457 £40,000 - 245
South East +6 1581 £34,500 +6.15% 167
East of England +12 587 £35,000 +7.69% 59
Yorkshire -8 426 £32,500 +3.17% 59
South West +4 400 £32,500 +1.56% 49
West Midlands -4 344 £32,500 +0.77% 38
North West -6 329 £30,000 +6.19% 77
East Midlands -14 169 £30,000 -10.44% 24
North East -3 36 £27,500 +7.84% 5
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Active Directory also 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 that cited Active Directory.

1 11710 (84.55%) Windows
2 7892 (56.98%) Microsoft
3 6187 (44.67%) VMware
4 5296 (38.24%) MS Exchange
5 4661 (33.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3965 (28.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3821 (27.59%) MS Excel
8 3653 (26.38%) Citrix
9 3567 (25.75%) ITIL
10 3407 (24.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 3147 (22.72%) Windows 7
12 3137 (22.65%) DNS
13 3096 (22.35%) MS Office
14 2782 (20.09%) Cisco
15 2701 (19.50%) SQL Server
16 2645 (19.10%) Windows Server 2003
17 2629 (18.98%) Microsoft Certification
18 2628 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2010
19 2545 (18.38%) Firewall
20 2332 (16.84%) SQL
21 2325 (16.79%) SAN
22 2310 (16.68%) DHCP
23 2236 (16.14%) TCP/IP
24 2205 (15.92%) Finance
25 2111 (15.24%) Hyper-V
26 1892 (13.66%) LAN
27 1815 (13.10%) WAN
28 1786 (12.90%) Linux
29 1771 (12.79%) SCCM
30 1699 (12.27%) HP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Active Directory also 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 that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5296 (38.24%) MS Exchange
2 2628 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1359 (9.81%) SharePoint
4 1271 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1226 (8.85%) IIS
6 1188 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1083 (7.82%) Lync
8 752 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 749 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 205 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 199 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
12 170 (1.23%) Apache
13 126 (0.91%) IBM Notes
14 104 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
15 98 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
16 88 (0.64%) WorkSite
17 80 (0.58%) Tomcat
18 75 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
19 52 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
20 45 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3821 (27.59%) MS Excel
2 3096 (22.35%) MS Office
3 200 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 131 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 53 (0.38%) MS Project
6 43 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 18 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.072%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.065%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.043%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.043%) InDesign
11 3 (0.022%) Final Cut Pro
11 3 (0.022%) Revit
11 3 (0.022%) ProjectWise
11 3 (0.022%) S-PLUS
12 2 (0.014%) SPSS
12 2 (0.014%) SketchUp
13 1 (0.007%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 118 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (0.53%) Dynamics GP
3 42 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 34 (0.25%) Northgate Housing
5 22 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 22 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 19 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 17 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 11 (0.079%) assyst
9 9 (0.065%) Sophis RISQUE
10 8 (0.058%) CA PPM
10 8 (0.058%) Oracle Payables
11 7 (0.051%) Eikon
11 7 (0.051%) Hyperion Planning
11 7 (0.051%) AWD
11 7 (0.051%) HFM
11 7 (0.051%) Primavera
11 7 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (0.051%) Maximo
12 6 (0.043%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1225 (8.84%) Office 365
2 450 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 312 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
4 168 (1.21%) SaaS
5 165 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
6 123 (0.89%) Mimecast
7 102 (0.74%) IaaS
8 75 (0.54%) PaaS
9 58 (0.42%) Google Apps
10 36 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 19 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
12 17 (0.12%) Yammer
13 13 (0.094%) Symantec.cloud
13 13 (0.094%) Terremark
14 10 (0.072%) OneDrive
14 10 (0.072%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.072%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.065%) GitHub
16 8 (0.058%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 3137 (22.65%) DNS
2 2545 (18.38%) Firewall
3 2325 (16.79%) SAN
4 2310 (16.68%) DHCP
5 2236 (16.14%) TCP/IP
6 1892 (13.66%) LAN
7 1815 (13.10%) WAN
8 1316 (9.50%) VPN
9 766 (5.53%) VoIP
10 596 (4.30%) VLAN
11 585 (4.22%) NAS
12 528 (3.81%) Internet
13 477 (3.44%) Wireless
14 412 (2.97%) Network Security
15 287 (2.07%) LDAP
16 272 (1.96%) iSCSI
17 241 (1.74%) NetScaler
18 222 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
19 216 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
20 195 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2701 (19.50%) SQL Server
2 658 (4.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 313 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 278 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 251 (1.81%) MySQL
6 124 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 120 (0.87%) Oracle Database
8 116 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 88 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
10 74 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 67 (0.48%) Relational Database
12 54 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
13 47 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
14 42 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
15 38 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
16 35 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
16 35 (0.25%) NoSQL
17 30 (0.22%) RDBMS
18 27 (0.19%) Big Data
19 26 (0.19%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 100 (0.72%) JIRA
2 95 (0.69%) Subversion
3 68 (0.49%) Visual Studio
4 67 (0.48%) MSI
5 63 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 63 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 48 (0.35%) Jenkins
7 44 (0.32%) InstallShield
8 26 (0.19%) Hudson
9 17 (0.12%) TeamCity
10 14 (0.10%) Artifactory
11 10 (0.072%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (0.072%) MSBuild
11 10 (0.072%) AdminStudio
11 10 (0.072%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 9 (0.065%) ProC
13 7 (0.051%) Rational DOORS
13 7 (0.051%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.043%) HP UFT
15 5 (0.036%) RequisitePro
General
1 2205 (15.92%) Finance
2 623 (4.50%) Law
3 527 (3.81%) Legal
4 514 (3.71%) Banking
5 400 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 342 (2.47%) Retail
7 242 (1.75%) Advertising
8 213 (1.54%) Back Office
9 180 (1.30%) Financial Institution
10 163 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 122 (0.88%) Marketing
12 114 (0.82%) Investment Banking
13 92 (0.66%) Front Office
14 90 (0.65%) Publishing
15 77 (0.56%) Games
16 45 (0.32%) German Language
17 44 (0.32%) Electronics
18 43 (0.31%) Automotive
19 39 (0.28%) Billing
19 39 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3411 (24.63%) Analyst
2 2200 (15.88%) Support Engineer
3 1802 (13.01%) Support Analyst
4 1563 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1177 (8.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 1130 (8.16%) IT Support
7 932 (6.73%) Administrator
8 866 (6.25%) Service Analyst
9 852 (6.15%) Service Desk Analyst
10 779 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
11 763 (5.51%) Desktop Support
12 716 (5.17%) Consultant
13 696 (5.03%) Systems Administrator
14 588 (4.25%) Technical Support
15 586 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
16 568 (4.10%) 1st Line Support
17 555 (4.01%) Architect
18 466 (3.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 460 (3.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 415 (3.00%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 479 (3.46%) .NET
2 319 (2.30%) Web Services
3 196 (1.42%) HTML
4 182 (1.31%) ASP.NET
5 140 (1.01%) Application Packaging
6 130 (0.94%) CSS
7 101 (0.73%) XML
8 99 (0.71%) Software Packaging
9 76 (0.55%) jQuery
10 66 (0.48%) Middleware
11 61 (0.44%) .NET Framework
12 58 (0.42%) COM
13 46 (0.33%) SOAP
14 45 (0.32%) WCF
15 42 (0.30%) LAMP
16 41 (0.30%) Ajax
17 39 (0.28%) HTML5
18 35 (0.25%) WPF
19 33 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
20 31 (0.22%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1318 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 1187 (8.57%) Data Centre
3 756 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
4 676 (4.88%) Clustering
5 457 (3.30%) Management Information System
6 377 (2.72%) Replication
7 348 (2.51%) Computer Science
8 300 (2.17%) Fat Client
8 300 (2.17%) Thin Client
9 237 (1.71%) iPhone
10 199 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
11 192 (1.39%) Hedge funds
12 180 (1.30%) iPad
13 160 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 123 (0.89%) EqualLogic
15 114 (0.82%) Client/Server
16 113 (0.82%) Statistics
17 109 (0.79%) PKI
18 95 (0.69%) Mathematics
19 93 (0.67%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 11710 (84.55%) Windows
2 4661 (33.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 3407 (24.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 3147 (22.72%) Windows 7
5 2645 (19.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 1786 (12.90%) Linux
7 1646 (11.88%) Windows XP
8 1429 (10.32%) Windows 8
9 574 (4.14%) UNIX
10 441 (3.18%) Android
11 385 (2.78%) Mac OS X
12 334 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 284 (2.05%) Windows Vista
14 270 (1.95%) Apple iOS
15 173 (1.25%) Windows 2000
16 137 (0.99%) Mac OS
17 131 (0.95%) Solaris
18 126 (0.91%) CentOS
19 125 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
20 81 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3567 (25.75%) ITIL
2 858 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 727 (5.25%) Service Delivery
4 715 (5.16%) Service Management
5 702 (5.07%) Project Management
6 668 (4.82%) Migration
7 497 (3.59%) Incident Management
8 495 (3.57%) Change Management
9 443 (3.20%) Mentoring
10 434 (3.13%) Problem Management
11 389 (2.81%) Business Continuity
12 362 (2.61%) Configuration Management
13 356 (2.57%) Time Management
14 348 (2.51%) Information Security
15 343 (2.48%) CRM
16 319 (2.30%) Load Balancing
17 291 (2.10%) Root Cause Analysis
18 272 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
19 257 (1.86%) Asset Management
20 242 (1.75%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2332 (16.84%) SQL
2 1523 (11.00%) PowerShell
3 275 (1.99%) VBScript
4 250 (1.81%) C#
5 244 (1.76%) VB
6 237 (1.71%) C
7 232 (1.68%) Perl
8 186 (1.34%) JavaScript
9 172 (1.24%) Java
10 160 (1.16%) Bash Shell
11 143 (1.03%) T-SQL
12 127 (0.92%) Python
13 91 (0.66%) PHP
14 84 (0.61%) VBA
15 83 (0.60%) Shell Script
16 64 (0.46%) Ruby
17 50 (0.36%) VB.NET
18 32 (0.23%) C++
19 23 (0.17%) PL/SQL
20 14 (0.10%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2629 (18.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 1664 (12.01%) MCSE
3 1193 (8.61%) Degree
4 933 (6.74%) MCP
5 925 (6.68%) Cisco Certification
6 814 (5.88%) CCNA
7 792 (5.72%) MCSA
8 787 (5.68%) MCITP
9 693 (5.00%) Security Cleared
10 610 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 430 (3.10%) SC Cleared
12 339 (2.45%) MCTS
13 298 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
14 273 (1.97%) DV Cleared
15 234 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
16 227 (1.64%) CCNP
17 200 (1.44%) CCA
18 160 (1.16%) CISSP
19 141 (1.02%) A+ Certification
20 126 (0.91%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1431 (10.33%) SLA
2 238 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 169 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 104 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 101 (0.73%) QA
6 48 (0.35%) COBIT
7 24 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 12 (0.087%) FISMA
9 11 (0.079%) ISO 9000
10 8 (0.058%) GPG13
11 4 (0.029%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.022%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.007%) GMP
13 1 (0.007%) GLP
13 1 (0.007%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.007%) BS7799
System Software
1 3965 (28.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2111 (15.24%) Hyper-V
3 1311 (9.47%) XenApp
4 1199 (8.66%) vSphere
5 757 (5.47%) VMware ESX
6 550 (3.97%) XenDesktop
7 501 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
8 369 (2.66%) Terminal Services
9 331 (2.39%) XenServer
10 314 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 158 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 147 (1.06%) VMware Server
13 129 (0.93%) vCloud
14 117 (0.84%) Terminal Server
15 113 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
16 103 (0.74%) ISA Server
17 100 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 93 (0.67%) Xen
18 93 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
19 71 (0.51%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1771 (12.79%) SCCM
2 860 (6.21%) SCOM
3 419 (3.03%) Backup Exec
4 364 (2.63%) WSUS
5 224 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 210 (1.52%) NetBackup
7 150 (1.08%) Puppet
8 144 (1.04%) Nagios
9 127 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 105 (0.76%) SCVMM
11 95 (0.69%) AirWatch
12 82 (0.59%) HP SIM
13 78 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
14 75 (0.54%) ARCserve
15 70 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 64 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
17 63 (0.45%) OpenView
17 63 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 60 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 58 (0.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7892 (56.98%) Microsoft
2 6187 (44.67%) VMware
3 3653 (26.38%) Citrix
4 2782 (20.09%) Cisco
5 1699 (12.27%) HP
6 811 (5.86%) NetApp
7 783 (5.65%) Symantec
8 671 (4.84%) Dell
9 589 (4.25%) Oracle
10 499 (3.60%) EMC
11 475 (3.43%) Apple
12 378 (2.73%) Red Hat
13 358 (2.58%) Juniper
14 278 (2.01%) IBM
15 272 (1.96%) Avaya
16 257 (1.86%) Veeam
17 249 (1.80%) CheckPoint
18 244 (1.76%) Remedy
19 240 (1.73%) SolarWinds
20 238 (1.72%) Sophos
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Salary: £16k - 28k per year + + Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ULO Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Up to £80,000 per annum plus excelle
Posted: 1 hour ago
Redhill, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
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FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus overtime and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
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Salary: £30k - 40k per year
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Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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