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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 27 38 43
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 7327 6336 5543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 7.17% 5.94% 5.38%
As % of the System Software category 58.87% 58.36% 54.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6245 5473 4722
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% -1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%
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
12447 10856 10164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 12.18% 10.17% 9.86%
Number of salaries quoted 10387 9076 8592
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +13 3285 £40,000 - 292
South East +1 1493 £35,000 - 197
East of England +13 619 £32,500 -7.14% 53
Yorkshire +7 523 £31,250 +5.93% 82
South West +9 407 £34,000 -2.85% 71
North West +10 366 £32,500 +18.18% 90
West Midlands -1 333 £30,000 -7.39% 52
East Midlands +18 275 £27,500 -21.42% 45
North East -6 35 £30,000 +9.09% 9
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 12412 (85.38%) Windows
2 8407 (57.83%) Microsoft
3 6120 (42.10%) VMware
4 5606 (38.56%) MS Exchange
5 4861 (33.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 4201 (28.90%) MS Excel
7 4032 (27.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3895 (26.79%) Citrix
9 3622 (24.92%) ITIL
10 3583 (24.65%) MS Office
11 3511 (24.15%) Windows 7
12 3286 (22.60%) DNS
13 3203 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
14 3007 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
15 2839 (19.53%) Cisco
16 2789 (19.19%) SQL Server
17 2777 (19.10%) Microsoft Certification
18 2761 (18.99%) Firewall
19 2687 (18.48%) Exchange Server 2010
20 2458 (16.91%) SQL
21 2430 (16.72%) SAN
22 2337 (16.08%) TCP/IP
23 2335 (16.06%) DHCP
24 2309 (15.88%) Finance
25 2243 (15.43%) Hyper-V
26 1999 (13.75%) Windows XP
27 1978 (13.61%) LAN
28 1885 (12.97%) MCSE
28 1885 (12.97%) SCCM
29 1843 (12.68%) WAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 5606 (38.56%) MS Exchange
2 2687 (18.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1598 (10.99%) SharePoint
4 1392 (9.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1285 (8.84%) IIS
6 1272 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1215 (8.36%) Lync
8 890 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 857 (5.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 254 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 238 (1.64%) Apache
12 205 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
13 156 (1.07%) Office Communications Server
14 148 (1.02%) IBM Notes
15 114 (0.78%) Tomcat
16 79 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
17 70 (0.48%) WorkSite
18 59 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
19 46 (0.32%) WebSphere
19 46 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 4201 (28.90%) MS Excel
2 3583 (24.65%) MS Office
3 254 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 132 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 68 (0.47%) MS Project
6 24 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 22 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 13 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.076%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.062%) AutoCAD
11 8 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.041%) Acrobat
13 5 (0.034%) PowerPivot
13 5 (0.034%) Revit
14 4 (0.028%) Final Cut Pro
14 4 (0.028%) S-PLUS
14 4 (0.028%) SPSS
15 2 (0.014%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 141 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (0.47%) Dynamics GP
3 54 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 46 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 27 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 23 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 13 (0.089%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 9 (0.062%) CA PPM
9 8 (0.055%) assyst
9 8 (0.055%) SalesLogix
9 8 (0.055%) Eikon
9 8 (0.055%) AWD
10 7 (0.048%) Cognos TM1
10 7 (0.048%) Maximo
11 6 (0.041%) Sophis RISQUE
11 6 (0.041%) GoldMine
12 5 (0.034%) HiPortfolio
12 5 (0.034%) Oracle EBS R12
12 5 (0.034%) RiskWrite
13 4 (0.028%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1148 (7.90%) Office 365
2 431 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 149 (1.02%) SaaS
4 126 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 123 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
6 110 (0.76%) IaaS
7 78 (0.54%) Google Apps
8 67 (0.46%) PaaS
9 22 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (0.11%) Yammer
11 15 (0.10%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.096%) Terremark
13 11 (0.076%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.076%) CloudFront
14 8 (0.055%) GitHub
14 8 (0.055%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.041%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.041%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 6 (0.041%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.041%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3286 (22.60%) DNS
2 2761 (18.99%) Firewall
3 2430 (16.72%) SAN
4 2337 (16.08%) TCP/IP
5 2335 (16.06%) DHCP
6 1978 (13.61%) LAN
7 1843 (12.68%) WAN
8 1446 (9.95%) VPN
9 706 (4.86%) VoIP
10 673 (4.63%) Internet
11 585 (4.02%) NAS
12 524 (3.60%) VLAN
13 506 (3.48%) Wireless
14 390 (2.68%) Network Security
15 332 (2.28%) iSCSI
16 246 (1.69%) LDAP
17 236 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
18 232 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
19 225 (1.55%) SSL
20 215 (1.48%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2789 (19.19%) SQL Server
2 698 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 389 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 274 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 254 (1.75%) MySQL
6 133 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 132 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 115 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
9 106 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 83 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 78 (0.54%) Relational Database
12 55 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
12 55 (0.38%) MS Access
13 54 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
14 49 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
15 45 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
16 43 (0.30%) EDRMS
17 39 (0.27%) IDOL
18 37 (0.25%) Big Data
19 35 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 94 (0.65%) JIRA
2 90 (0.62%) Visual Studio
3 88 (0.61%) Subversion
4 72 (0.50%) Jenkins
5 70 (0.48%) MSI
6 62 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 58 (0.40%) Git (software)
8 33 (0.23%) InstallShield
8 33 (0.23%) Artifactory
9 28 (0.19%) TeamCity
10 21 (0.14%) Hudson
11 16 (0.11%) NUnit
12 14 (0.096%) LoadRunner
12 14 (0.096%) Moq
13 11 (0.076%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 9 (0.062%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (0.062%) MSBuild
15 8 (0.055%) Selenium
15 8 (0.055%) QuickTest Pro
15 8 (0.055%) Bugzilla
General
1 2309 (15.88%) Finance
2 689 (4.74%) Law
3 566 (3.89%) Banking
4 509 (3.50%) Legal
5 478 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 388 (2.67%) Retail
7 259 (1.78%) Advertising
8 196 (1.35%) Back Office
9 182 (1.25%) Financial Institution
10 139 (0.96%) Investment Banking
11 130 (0.89%) Marketing
12 120 (0.83%) Manufacturing
13 89 (0.61%) Publishing
14 80 (0.55%) Front Office
15 70 (0.48%) Games
16 55 (0.38%) German Language
17 46 (0.32%) Electronics
18 42 (0.29%) Spanish Language
19 40 (0.28%) French Language
19 40 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3651 (25.12%) Analyst
2 2429 (16.71%) Support Engineer
3 1883 (12.95%) Support Analyst
4 1542 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1242 (8.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 1225 (8.43%) IT Support
7 1049 (7.22%) Service Analyst
8 1027 (7.06%) Service Desk Analyst
9 907 (6.24%) Administrator
10 886 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
11 826 (5.68%) Desktop Support
12 800 (5.50%) Consultant
13 657 (4.52%) Systems Administrator
14 652 (4.49%) Technical Support
15 543 (3.74%) 1st Line Support
15 543 (3.74%) Systems Engineer
16 521 (3.58%) Architect
17 488 (3.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 470 (3.23%) IT Support Analyst
19 451 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 573 (3.94%) .NET
2 226 (1.55%) Web Services
3 212 (1.46%) ASP.NET
4 195 (1.34%) HTML
5 133 (0.91%) CSS
5 133 (0.91%) Application Packaging
6 117 (0.80%) XML
7 92 (0.63%) Software Packaging
8 77 (0.53%) jQuery
9 72 (0.50%) .NET Framework
10 68 (0.47%) WCF
11 55 (0.38%) Ajax
11 55 (0.38%) SOAP
12 51 (0.35%) Middleware
13 49 (0.34%) COM
14 45 (0.31%) WPF
15 41 (0.28%) LAMP
16 39 (0.27%) WSH
17 37 (0.25%) MSMQ
18 36 (0.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1532 (10.54%) Blackberry
2 821 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 774 (5.32%) Clustering
4 474 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 431 (2.96%) Computer Science
6 367 (2.52%) Replication
7 282 (1.94%) Thin Client
7 282 (1.94%) Fat Client
8 256 (1.76%) iPhone
9 247 (1.70%) Hedge funds
10 162 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
11 152 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
12 139 (0.96%) iPad
13 122 (0.84%) Client/Server
14 116 (0.80%) PKI
15 114 (0.78%) Statistics
16 99 (0.68%) PDA
17 81 (0.56%) Mathematics
18 79 (0.54%) CMDB
19 78 (0.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12412 (85.38%) Windows
2 4861 (33.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 3511 (24.15%) Windows 7
4 3203 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 3007 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1999 (13.75%) Windows XP
7 1663 (11.44%) Linux
8 1486 (10.22%) Windows 8
9 523 (3.60%) UNIX
10 395 (2.72%) Windows Vista
11 387 (2.66%) Android
12 367 (2.52%) Mac OS X
13 290 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 276 (1.90%) Apple iOS
15 230 (1.58%) Windows 2000
16 172 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
17 168 (1.16%) CentOS
18 152 (1.05%) Solaris
19 150 (1.03%) Mac OS
20 80 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3622 (24.92%) ITIL
2 904 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 801 (5.51%) Service Delivery
4 713 (4.90%) Migration
5 683 (4.70%) Service Management
6 605 (4.16%) Project Management
7 536 (3.69%) Incident Management
8 469 (3.23%) Change Management
9 433 (2.98%) Mentoring
10 425 (2.92%) Problem Management
11 410 (2.82%) Business Continuity
12 333 (2.29%) CRM
13 331 (2.28%) Time Management
14 326 (2.24%) Configuration Management
15 306 (2.10%) Information Security
16 270 (1.86%) Asset Management
17 269 (1.85%) Load Balancing
18 260 (1.79%) Agile Software Development
18 260 (1.79%) Change Control
19 257 (1.77%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2458 (16.91%) SQL
2 1460 (10.04%) PowerShell
3 303 (2.08%) VBScript
4 301 (2.07%) C#
5 271 (1.86%) VB
6 259 (1.78%) Perl
7 221 (1.52%) C
8 189 (1.30%) Python
9 182 (1.25%) JavaScript
10 172 (1.18%) Java
11 163 (1.12%) Bash Shell
12 143 (0.98%) T-SQL
13 107 (0.74%) PHP
14 85 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 82 (0.56%) VBA
16 72 (0.50%) VB.NET
17 64 (0.44%) Ruby
18 52 (0.36%) C++
19 20 (0.14%) PL/SQL
20 14 (0.096%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2777 (19.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 1885 (12.97%) MCSE
3 1350 (9.29%) Degree
4 992 (6.82%) MCP
5 955 (6.57%) Cisco Certification
6 923 (6.35%) MCSA
7 882 (6.07%) Security Cleared
8 825 (5.68%) CCNA
8 825 (5.68%) MCITP
9 653 (4.49%) SC Cleared
10 602 (4.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 348 (2.39%) MCTS
12 332 (2.28%) DV Cleared
13 284 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
14 276 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
14 276 (1.90%) CCNP
15 237 (1.63%) CCA
16 170 (1.17%) CISSP
17 153 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 152 (1.05%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1374 (9.45%) SLA
2 234 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 161 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 101 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 92 (0.63%) QA
6 61 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 30 (0.21%) COBIT
8 24 (0.17%) FISMA
9 8 (0.055%) GPG13
10 6 (0.041%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.034%) BS7799
12 4 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 2 (0.014%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.014%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.007%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.007%) HL7
14 1 (0.007%) DICOM
14 1 (0.007%) HMG Infosec
14 1 (0.007%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.007%) BS25999
System Software
1 4032 (27.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2243 (15.43%) Hyper-V
3 1432 (9.85%) XenApp
4 1235 (8.50%) vSphere
5 705 (4.85%) VMware ESX
6 605 (4.16%) XenDesktop
7 506 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
8 368 (2.53%) Terminal Services
9 299 (2.06%) XenServer
10 289 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 172 (1.18%) ISA Server
12 157 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 149 (1.02%) VMware Server
14 116 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 116 (0.80%) vCloud
15 114 (0.78%) Xen
16 106 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
17 90 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
18 87 (0.60%) Terminal Server
19 72 (0.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1885 (12.97%) SCCM
2 992 (6.82%) SCOM
3 500 (3.44%) Backup Exec
4 387 (2.66%) WSUS
5 292 (2.01%) NetBackup
6 270 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
7 184 (1.27%) Nagios
8 166 (1.14%) SCVMM
9 142 (0.98%) Puppet
10 133 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 99 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 89 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 88 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
14 86 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 79 (0.54%) Tivoli
16 73 (0.50%) HP SIM
17 72 (0.50%) SCDPM
18 68 (0.47%) OpenView
19 65 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
20 63 (0.43%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 8407 (57.83%) Microsoft
2 6120 (42.10%) VMware
3 3895 (26.79%) Citrix
4 2839 (19.53%) Cisco
5 1618 (11.13%) HP
6 877 (6.03%) Symantec
7 765 (5.26%) NetApp
8 694 (4.77%) Dell
9 578 (3.98%) Oracle
10 535 (3.68%) Apple
11 522 (3.59%) EMC
12 414 (2.85%) Red Hat
13 338 (2.33%) Juniper
14 313 (2.15%) Avaya
15 280 (1.93%) Sophos
16 275 (1.89%) Veeam
17 267 (1.84%) IBM
18 249 (1.71%) CheckPoint
19 248 (1.71%) McAfee
20 239 (1.64%) Remedy
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