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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 30 29 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 5530 6659 8287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 6.47% 6.56% 7.66%
As % of the System Software category 52.20% 56.65% 61.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4731 5774 7121
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median 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
10593 11755 13412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 12.40% 11.59% 12.40%
Number of salaries quoted 8845 9930 11371
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the England region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -8 1967 £40,000 - 204
South East +2 1262 £32,500 -7.14% 153
North West +4 503 £32,500 - 80
Yorkshire +7 428 £31,500 -3.07% 41
South West +8 383 £31,250 -3.84% 50
West Midlands +3 366 £32,375 -0.38% 52
East of England -23 300 £35,500 +18.33% 36
East Midlands +14 229 £34,500 +42.26% 20
North East +39 79 £27,500 +18.27% 9
Midlands +7 1 £75,000 +3.44% 2
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 9387 (81.54%) Windows
2 6495 (56.42%) Microsoft
3 5364 (46.59%) Windows Server
4 5091 (44.22%) VMware
5 3616 (31.41%) MS Exchange
6 3263 (28.34%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3020 (26.23%) ITIL
8 2890 (25.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 2823 (24.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 2816 (24.46%) MS Excel
11 2569 (22.32%) Citrix
12 2533 (22.00%) Windows 7
13 2496 (21.68%) DNS
14 2483 (21.57%) Cisco
15 2350 (20.41%) MS Office
16 2291 (19.90%) Firewall
17 2238 (19.44%) Office 365
18 2103 (18.27%) SQL Server
19 2051 (17.82%) Hyper-V
20 1891 (16.43%) DHCP
21 1877 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
22 1876 (16.30%) SQL
23 1851 (16.08%) Linux
24 1698 (14.75%) Finance
25 1587 (13.79%) TCP/IP
26 1568 (13.62%) SAN
27 1558 (13.53%) WAN
28 1555 (13.51%) SCCM
29 1522 (13.22%) PowerShell
30 1503 (13.06%) LAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 3616 (31.41%) MS Exchange
2 1360 (11.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 981 (8.52%) IIS
4 973 (8.45%) SharePoint
5 932 (8.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 718 (6.24%) Skype for Business
7 527 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 299 (2.60%) Apache
9 243 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 229 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
11 198 (1.72%) Tomcat
12 140 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
13 102 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
14 94 (0.82%) JBoss
15 69 (0.60%) IBM Notes
16 65 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
16 65 (0.56%) WebSphere
17 64 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
18 63 (0.55%) nginx
19 59 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 2816 (24.46%) MS Excel
2 2350 (20.41%) MS Office
3 117 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 112 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 35 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 26 (0.23%) MS Project
7 16 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.043%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.043%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.035%) Final Cut Pro
10 4 (0.035%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 3 (0.026%) GNU Octave
11 3 (0.026%) Simulink
12 2 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.017%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.017%) Windchill
13 1 (0.009%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.009%) InCopy
Business Applications
1 83 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 28 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 27 (0.23%) assyst
5 25 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 21 (0.18%) Eikon
7 10 (0.087%) Sentinel
7 10 (0.087%) Visualfiles
8 8 (0.069%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.061%) Sage CRM
9 7 (0.061%) SAP HR
10 6 (0.052%) Line 50
11 5 (0.043%) Sage 200
11 5 (0.043%) Sage 50
11 5 (0.043%) Sage X3
11 5 (0.043%) SAP Business One
11 5 (0.043%) SystmOne
11 5 (0.043%) Unit4 Business World
12 4 (0.035%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 2238 (19.44%) Office 365
2 1226 (10.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 677 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
4 225 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 188 (1.63%) IaaS
6 161 (1.40%) SaaS
7 146 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
8 129 (1.12%) Mimecast
9 104 (0.90%) PaaS
10 65 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 64 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 64 (0.56%) G Suite
12 62 (0.54%) Amazon S3
13 47 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 39 (0.34%) OneDrive
15 38 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
16 26 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 21 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
18 20 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
18 20 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2496 (21.68%) DNS
2 2291 (19.90%) Firewall
3 1891 (16.43%) DHCP
4 1587 (13.79%) TCP/IP
5 1568 (13.62%) SAN
6 1558 (13.53%) WAN
7 1503 (13.06%) LAN
8 1132 (9.83%) VPN
9 760 (6.60%) VoIP
10 557 (4.84%) VLAN
11 435 (3.78%) Internet
12 404 (3.51%) Skype
13 392 (3.41%) Network Security
14 384 (3.34%) Wireless
15 311 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
16 287 (2.49%) NAS
17 283 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
18 274 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
19 250 (2.17%) LDAP
20 224 (1.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2103 (18.27%) SQL Server
2 389 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 264 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 196 (1.70%) MySQL
5 184 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 121 (1.05%) Oracle Database
6 121 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
7 90 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 69 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 64 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 62 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
11 51 (0.44%) NoSQL
12 49 (0.43%) GIS
13 45 (0.39%) Big Data
14 41 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
15 29 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
16 26 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 24 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
18 20 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 129 (1.12%) JIRA
2 111 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 88 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 85 (0.74%) Jenkins
5 71 (0.62%) TeamCity
6 61 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
6 61 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 47 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 42 (0.36%) MSI
9 39 (0.34%) Vagrant
10 30 (0.26%) Maven
11 29 (0.25%) Subversion
12 27 (0.23%) Eclipse
13 22 (0.19%) Ant
14 16 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
15 15 (0.13%) JMeter
16 11 (0.096%) ClearCase
17 10 (0.087%) InstallShield
18 7 (0.061%) Mercurial
18 7 (0.061%) MSBuild
General
1 1698 (14.75%) Finance
2 424 (3.68%) Telecoms
3 396 (3.44%) Banking
4 387 (3.36%) Legal
5 368 (3.20%) Law
6 287 (2.49%) Retail
7 175 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 146 (1.27%) Advertising
9 135 (1.17%) Publishing
10 128 (1.11%) Marketing
11 125 (1.09%) Back Office
12 107 (0.93%) Games
13 74 (0.64%) German Language
14 61 (0.53%) French Language
15 56 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 43 (0.37%) Electronics
17 42 (0.36%) Financial Institution
18 39 (0.34%) Spanish Language
19 34 (0.30%) Billing
20 31 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2749 (23.88%) Analyst
2 2054 (17.84%) Support Engineer
3 1542 (13.39%) IT Support
4 1453 (12.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1429 (12.41%) Support Analyst
6 1028 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
7 908 (7.89%) Service Analyst
8 866 (7.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 864 (7.51%) Service Desk Analyst
10 818 (7.11%) IT Engineer
11 775 (6.73%) IT Analyst
12 750 (6.51%) 3rd Line Support
12 750 (6.51%) Administrator
13 701 (6.09%) Windows Engineer
14 607 (5.27%) IT Support Analyst
15 593 (5.15%) Desktop Support
16 573 (4.98%) IT Support Engineer
17 547 (4.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 540 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
19 499 (4.33%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 342 (2.97%) Web Services
2 340 (2.95%) .NET
3 173 (1.50%) HTML
4 123 (1.07%) XML
5 96 (0.83%) CSS
6 94 (0.82%) ASP.NET
7 64 (0.56%) LAMP
8 56 (0.49%) .NET Framework
9 42 (0.36%) SOAP
9 42 (0.36%) Software Packaging
10 40 (0.35%) Middleware
11 39 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
11 39 (0.34%) jQuery
11 39 (0.34%) RESTful
12 34 (0.30%) SAML
13 32 (0.28%) 802.1X
14 31 (0.27%) J2EE
14 31 (0.27%) JSON
15 30 (0.26%) AngularJS
15 30 (0.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1049 (9.11%) Data Centre
2 622 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
3 442 (3.84%) Blackberry
4 410 (3.56%) Clustering
5 389 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 337 (2.93%) Driving Licence
7 309 (2.68%) Computer Science
8 218 (1.89%) PKI
9 203 (1.76%) iPhone
10 194 (1.69%) iPad
11 175 (1.52%) Replication
12 172 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
13 127 (1.10%) Hedge funds
14 126 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
15 120 (1.04%) User Experience
16 119 (1.03%) Fat Client
16 119 (1.03%) Thin Client
17 117 (1.02%) Smartphone
18 114 (0.99%) Mathematics
19 110 (0.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9387 (81.54%) Windows
2 5364 (46.59%) Windows Server
3 2890 (25.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 2823 (24.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2533 (22.00%) Windows 7
6 1851 (16.08%) Linux
7 1104 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 1082 (9.40%) Windows 10
9 1005 (8.73%) Windows 8
10 518 (4.50%) Windows XP
11 450 (3.91%) Mac OS X
12 370 (3.21%) Unix
13 290 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 278 (2.41%) Android
15 263 (2.28%) Apple iOS
16 197 (1.71%) CentOS
17 147 (1.28%) Mac OS
18 141 (1.22%) Solaris
19 129 (1.12%) Ubuntu
20 102 (0.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3020 (26.23%) ITIL
2 690 (5.99%) Service Management
3 612 (5.32%) Service Delivery
4 572 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 471 (4.09%) Migration
6 431 (3.74%) Project Management
7 409 (3.55%) Mentoring
8 396 (3.44%) Agile Software Development
9 383 (3.33%) Information Security
10 359 (3.12%) Problem Management
11 335 (2.91%) Presales
12 328 (2.85%) ITIL V3
13 325 (2.82%) DevOps
14 306 (2.66%) High Availability
15 297 (2.58%) Change Management
15 297 (2.58%) Incident Management
16 288 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
17 266 (2.31%) Load Balancing
18 262 (2.28%) Configuration Management
19 249 (2.16%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1876 (16.30%) SQL
2 1522 (13.22%) PowerShell
3 268 (2.33%) C#
4 264 (2.29%) Java
5 258 (2.24%) C
6 238 (2.07%) Python
7 213 (1.85%) Perl
8 211 (1.83%) VBScript
9 190 (1.65%) JavaScript
10 162 (1.41%) Bash Shell
11 138 (1.20%) VB
12 102 (0.89%) T-SQL
13 98 (0.85%) Ruby
14 73 (0.63%) PHP
15 53 (0.46%) Shell Script
16 44 (0.38%) C++
17 37 (0.32%) BeanShell
18 34 (0.30%) PL/SQL
19 23 (0.20%) VBA
20 18 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1877 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 1233 (10.71%) MCSE
3 888 (7.71%) Cisco Certification
4 868 (7.54%) Degree
5 773 (6.71%) CCNA
6 692 (6.01%) MCSA
7 565 (4.91%) Security Cleared
8 522 (4.53%) MCITP
9 502 (4.36%) MCP
10 481 (4.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 357 (3.10%) SC Cleared
12 249 (2.16%) CISSP
13 227 (1.97%) CCNP
14 219 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
15 159 (1.38%) DV Cleared
16 141 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
17 132 (1.15%) MCTS
18 130 (1.13%) CISM
19 87 (0.76%) CCA
20 74 (0.64%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1026 (8.91%) SLA
2 225 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 219 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 79 (0.69%) QA
5 38 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 32 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 26 (0.23%) COBIT
8 23 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.12%) DICOM
9 14 (0.12%) HL7
10 11 (0.096%) ISO27005
11 9 (0.078%) JSP 440
12 7 (0.061%) Data Quality
12 7 (0.061%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.052%) ISO 9000
14 4 (0.035%) GAMP
15 3 (0.026%) ECSS
15 3 (0.026%) ISAE 3402
15 3 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.026%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 3263 (28.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2051 (17.82%) Hyper-V
3 943 (8.19%) vSphere
4 764 (6.64%) XenApp
5 393 (3.41%) XenDesktop
6 357 (3.10%) VMware ESX
7 297 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
8 278 (2.41%) Terminal Services
9 244 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
10 162 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
11 151 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
12 133 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 132 (1.15%) Firmware
14 128 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
15 121 (1.05%) vCloud
16 100 (0.87%) XenServer
17 94 (0.82%) VMware Server
18 82 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
19 72 (0.63%) Docker
19 72 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1555 (13.51%) SCCM
2 655 (5.69%) SCOM
3 332 (2.88%) WSUS
4 305 (2.65%) Puppet
5 270 (2.35%) Backup Exec
6 205 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
7 197 (1.71%) NetBackup
8 161 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
9 152 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
10 143 (1.24%) Nagios
11 109 (0.95%) Ansible
12 91 (0.79%) AirWatch
13 82 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
14 75 (0.65%) SCVMM
15 68 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 65 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 64 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 61 (0.53%) Nessus
19 55 (0.48%) FortiGate
19 55 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 6495 (56.42%) Microsoft
2 5091 (44.22%) VMware
3 2569 (22.32%) Citrix
4 2483 (21.57%) Cisco
5 1174 (10.20%) HP
6 558 (4.85%) NetApp
7 554 (4.81%) Apple
8 514 (4.46%) Dell
9 434 (3.77%) Red Hat
10 428 (3.72%) Oracle
11 386 (3.35%) Veeam
12 336 (2.92%) Symantec
13 330 (2.87%) EMC
14 263 (2.28%) IBM
15 252 (2.19%) Intel Security
16 240 (2.08%) Juniper
17 234 (2.03%) CheckPoint
18 214 (1.86%) SolarWinds
19 201 (1.75%) Avaya
20 200 (1.74%) Google
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Michael Page International
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Corporate Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Company
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Computer People
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Brookes Resourcing
Salary: Competitive + Bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Suffolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Fast progression
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Plan-net
Salary: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33500 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £40k + £Bonus + MS Training !
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Etech Partners
Salary: To £50K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Loughton, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + on-call - bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago