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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 27 37 43
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 7274 6727 5656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 7.04% 5.98% 5.34%
As % of the System Software category 58.22% 58.35% 54.28%
Number of salaries quoted 6168 5840 4804
Average salary £35,000 £36,375 £36,509
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.78% -0.36%
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 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%
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
12493 11529 10420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 12.09% 10.25% 9.84%
Number of salaries quoted 10366 9712 8799
Average salary £42,000 £42,000 £42,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +12 3247 £40,000 - 286
South East +1 1516 £35,000 +4.47% 211
East of England +12 620 £32,500 -7.14% 57
Yorkshire +4 523 £30,000 - 58
South West +20 432 £33,750 -3.57% 69
North West +8 348 £30,000 +9.09% 82
West Midlands -9 306 £30,000 -4.76% 65
East Midlands +14 260 £27,500 -21.42% 35
North East -16 29 £31,000 +12.72% 8
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12238 (85.41%) Windows
2 8320 (58.07%) Microsoft
3 6067 (42.34%) VMware
4 5528 (38.58%) MS Exchange
5 4786 (33.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 4144 (28.92%) MS Excel
7 4024 (28.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3814 (26.62%) Citrix
9 3631 (25.34%) ITIL
10 3503 (24.45%) MS Office
11 3427 (23.92%) Windows 7
12 3253 (22.70%) DNS
13 3201 (22.34%) Windows Server 2012
14 2950 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 2845 (19.86%) Cisco
16 2796 (19.51%) SQL Server
17 2773 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
18 2716 (18.96%) Firewall
19 2655 (18.53%) Exchange Server 2010
20 2445 (17.06%) SQL
21 2395 (16.72%) SAN
22 2336 (16.30%) DHCP
23 2316 (16.16%) TCP/IP
24 2275 (15.88%) Hyper-V
25 2242 (15.65%) Finance
26 1970 (13.75%) LAN
27 1919 (13.39%) Windows XP
28 1873 (13.07%) MCSE
29 1863 (13.00%) SCCM
30 1834 (12.80%) WAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5528 (38.58%) MS Exchange
2 2655 (18.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1570 (10.96%) SharePoint
4 1357 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1266 (8.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1262 (8.81%) IIS
7 1225 (8.55%) Lync
8 882 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 820 (5.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 252 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 224 (1.56%) Apache
12 212 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
13 157 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
14 150 (1.05%) IBM Notes
15 113 (0.79%) Tomcat
16 84 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
17 73 (0.51%) WorkSite
18 59 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
19 45 (0.31%) WebSphere
20 44 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 4144 (28.92%) MS Excel
2 3503 (24.45%) MS Office
3 248 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 129 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 59 (0.41%) MS Project
6 27 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 23 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 12 (0.084%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.042%) Acrobat
11 6 (0.042%) AutoCAD
11 6 (0.042%) PowerPivot
12 4 (0.028%) Final Cut Pro
12 4 (0.028%) S-PLUS
13 3 (0.021%) Revit
14 2 (0.014%) SketchUp
14 2 (0.014%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 128 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 64 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
3 51 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 42 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 22 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 21 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 11 (0.077%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 9 (0.063%) Eikon
8 9 (0.063%) assyst
8 9 (0.063%) CA PPM
8 9 (0.063%) Sophis RISQUE
9 8 (0.056%) AWD
10 7 (0.049%) Maximo
10 7 (0.049%) Cognos TM1
11 5 (0.035%) SAP Business One
11 5 (0.035%) GoldMine
11 5 (0.035%) HiPortfolio
12 4 (0.028%) Teamcenter
12 4 (0.028%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 4 (0.028%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 1193 (8.33%) Office 365
2 450 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 286 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
4 154 (1.07%) SaaS
5 144 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
6 119 (0.83%) IaaS
7 105 (0.73%) Mimecast
8 73 (0.51%) Google Apps
9 71 (0.50%) PaaS
10 33 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
11 28 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (0.15%) Amazon S3
13 17 (0.12%) Yammer
14 14 (0.098%) Terremark
15 12 (0.084%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.077%) CloudFront
16 11 (0.077%) GitHub
17 9 (0.063%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 9 (0.063%) Symantec.cloud
17 9 (0.063%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3253 (22.70%) DNS
2 2716 (18.96%) Firewall
3 2395 (16.72%) SAN
4 2336 (16.30%) DHCP
5 2316 (16.16%) TCP/IP
6 1970 (13.75%) LAN
7 1834 (12.80%) WAN
8 1393 (9.72%) VPN
9 706 (4.93%) VoIP
10 664 (4.63%) Internet
11 578 (4.03%) NAS
12 544 (3.80%) VLAN
13 509 (3.55%) Wireless
14 397 (2.77%) Network Security
15 320 (2.23%) iSCSI
16 254 (1.77%) LDAP
17 233 (1.63%) SSL
18 232 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
19 231 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
20 199 (1.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2796 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 685 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 378 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 274 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 256 (1.79%) MySQL
6 133 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 131 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 118 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 107 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
10 81 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 80 (0.56%) Relational Database
12 58 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
13 51 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
14 50 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
15 49 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
16 47 (0.33%) MS Access
17 39 (0.27%) RDBMS
17 39 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
18 38 (0.27%) EDRMS
19 35 (0.24%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 93 (0.65%) JIRA
2 84 (0.59%) Visual Studio
3 82 (0.57%) Subversion
4 73 (0.51%) MSI
5 72 (0.50%) Jenkins
6 64 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 63 (0.44%) Git (software)
8 35 (0.24%) InstallShield
9 34 (0.24%) Artifactory
10 30 (0.21%) TeamCity
11 19 (0.13%) Hudson
12 16 (0.11%) NUnit
13 13 (0.091%) Moq
14 12 (0.084%) LoadRunner
15 11 (0.077%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 11 (0.077%) QuickTest Pro
16 10 (0.070%) MSBuild
17 8 (0.056%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 8 (0.056%) Eclipse
17 8 (0.056%) AdminStudio
General
1 2242 (15.65%) Finance
2 694 (4.84%) Law
3 544 (3.80%) Banking
4 510 (3.56%) Legal
5 458 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 382 (2.67%) Retail
7 264 (1.84%) Advertising
8 199 (1.39%) Back Office
9 187 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 146 (1.02%) Investment Banking
11 130 (0.91%) Marketing
12 123 (0.86%) Manufacturing
13 87 (0.61%) Publishing
14 85 (0.59%) Front Office
15 79 (0.55%) Games
16 57 (0.40%) German Language
17 43 (0.30%) Automotive
18 42 (0.29%) Electronics
19 41 (0.29%) Spanish Language
20 39 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3568 (24.90%) Analyst
2 2339 (16.32%) Support Engineer
3 1834 (12.80%) Support Analyst
4 1527 (10.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1219 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
6 1186 (8.28%) IT Support
7 1015 (7.08%) Service Analyst
8 994 (6.94%) Service Desk Analyst
9 908 (6.34%) Administrator
10 874 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
11 815 (5.69%) Desktop Support
12 799 (5.58%) Consultant
13 672 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
14 630 (4.40%) Technical Support
15 546 (3.81%) Architect
16 545 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
17 516 (3.60%) 1st Line Support
18 485 (3.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 454 (3.17%) IT Support Analyst
20 439 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 567 (3.96%) .NET
2 260 (1.81%) Web Services
3 213 (1.49%) ASP.NET
4 198 (1.38%) HTML
5 139 (0.97%) CSS
6 136 (0.95%) Application Packaging
7 110 (0.77%) XML
8 96 (0.67%) Software Packaging
9 79 (0.55%) jQuery
10 76 (0.53%) .NET Framework
11 65 (0.45%) WCF
12 58 (0.40%) Ajax
13 52 (0.36%) SOAP
13 52 (0.36%) COM
14 49 (0.34%) Middleware
15 47 (0.33%) WPF
16 41 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
16 41 (0.29%) LAMP
17 40 (0.28%) HTML5
18 38 (0.27%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 1483 (10.35%) Blackberry
2 825 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 749 (5.23%) Clustering
4 473 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 418 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 380 (2.65%) Replication
7 286 (2.00%) Thin Client
7 286 (2.00%) Fat Client
8 252 (1.76%) iPhone
9 236 (1.65%) Hedge funds
10 169 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 161 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
12 138 (0.96%) iPad
13 125 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 116 (0.81%) PKI
15 114 (0.80%) Statistics
16 102 (0.71%) PDA
17 85 (0.59%) CMDB
18 84 (0.59%) Mathematics
19 78 (0.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12238 (85.41%) Windows
2 4786 (33.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 3427 (23.92%) Windows 7
4 3201 (22.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 2950 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 1919 (13.39%) Windows XP
7 1699 (11.86%) Linux
8 1461 (10.20%) Windows 8
9 533 (3.72%) UNIX
10 394 (2.75%) Android
11 371 (2.59%) Windows Vista
12 367 (2.56%) Mac OS X
13 305 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 270 (1.88%) Apple iOS
15 221 (1.54%) Windows 2000
16 153 (1.07%) CentOS
17 150 (1.05%) Solaris
18 149 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
19 148 (1.03%) Mac OS
20 78 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3631 (25.34%) ITIL
2 864 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 804 (5.61%) Service Delivery
4 721 (5.03%) Migration
5 707 (4.93%) Service Management
6 634 (4.42%) Project Management
7 526 (3.67%) Incident Management
8 470 (3.28%) Change Management
9 437 (3.05%) Mentoring
10 425 (2.97%) Problem Management
11 401 (2.80%) Business Continuity
12 342 (2.39%) Time Management
13 341 (2.38%) Configuration Management
14 323 (2.25%) CRM
15 310 (2.16%) Information Security
16 272 (1.90%) Agile Software Development
16 272 (1.90%) Root Cause Analysis
17 258 (1.80%) Asset Management
18 257 (1.79%) Change Control
19 256 (1.79%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2445 (17.06%) SQL
2 1471 (10.27%) PowerShell
3 297 (2.07%) VBScript
4 296 (2.07%) C#
5 262 (1.83%) VB
6 252 (1.76%) Perl
7 229 (1.60%) C
8 186 (1.30%) JavaScript
9 179 (1.25%) Python
10 169 (1.18%) Java
11 154 (1.07%) Bash Shell
12 140 (0.98%) T-SQL
13 100 (0.70%) PHP
14 88 (0.61%) Shell Script
15 84 (0.59%) VBA
16 72 (0.50%) Ruby
17 57 (0.40%) VB.NET
18 48 (0.34%) C++
19 20 (0.14%) PL/SQL
20 12 (0.084%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2773 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1873 (13.07%) MCSE
3 1311 (9.15%) Degree
4 998 (6.97%) MCP
5 944 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
6 901 (6.29%) MCSA
7 873 (6.09%) Security Cleared
8 819 (5.72%) CCNA
9 816 (5.70%) MCITP
10 632 (4.41%) SC Cleared
11 605 (4.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 350 (2.44%) MCTS
13 336 (2.35%) DV Cleared
14 288 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
15 263 (1.84%) Citrix Certification
16 262 (1.83%) CCNP
17 229 (1.60%) CCA
18 175 (1.22%) CISSP
19 151 (1.05%) MCDST
20 149 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1417 (9.89%) SLA
2 244 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 167 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 101 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 93 (0.65%) QA
6 52 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 34 (0.24%) COBIT
8 26 (0.18%) FISMA
9 10 (0.070%) GPG13
10 6 (0.042%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 3 (0.021%) BS7799
12 3 (0.021%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.014%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.007%) BS25999
14 1 (0.007%) HL7
14 1 (0.007%) DICOM
14 1 (0.007%) HMG Infosec
14 1 (0.007%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.007%) GMP
System Software
1 4024 (28.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2275 (15.88%) Hyper-V
3 1417 (9.89%) XenApp
4 1218 (8.50%) vSphere
5 698 (4.87%) VMware ESX
6 617 (4.31%) XenDesktop
7 497 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
8 368 (2.57%) Terminal Services
9 299 (2.09%) XenServer
10 294 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 165 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 162 (1.13%) ISA Server
13 152 (1.06%) VMware Server
14 121 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 117 (0.82%) vCloud
16 110 (0.77%) Xen
17 102 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
18 91 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
19 84 (0.59%) Terminal Server
20 58 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1863 (13.00%) SCCM
2 949 (6.62%) SCOM
3 487 (3.40%) Backup Exec
4 391 (2.73%) WSUS
5 276 (1.93%) NetBackup
6 252 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
7 175 (1.22%) Nagios
8 148 (1.03%) SCVMM
8 148 (1.03%) Puppet
9 128 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 95 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 92 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
12 89 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 80 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 79 (0.55%) Tivoli
15 76 (0.53%) AirWatch
16 73 (0.51%) HP SIM
17 68 (0.47%) ARCserve
18 66 (0.46%) SCDPM
19 63 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8320 (58.07%) Microsoft
2 6067 (42.34%) VMware
3 3814 (26.62%) Citrix
4 2845 (19.86%) Cisco
5 1632 (11.39%) HP
6 857 (5.98%) Symantec
7 781 (5.45%) NetApp
8 696 (4.86%) Dell
9 582 (4.06%) Oracle
10 521 (3.64%) EMC
11 519 (3.62%) Apple
12 417 (2.91%) Red Hat
13 342 (2.39%) Juniper
14 304 (2.12%) Avaya
15 285 (1.99%) Sophos
16 280 (1.95%) IBM
17 268 (1.87%) Veeam
18 258 (1.80%) CheckPoint
19 244 (1.70%) Remedy
20 233 (1.63%) Bloomberg
Berkshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £33000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 40 minutes ago
Central London / West End
Momentum
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Momentum
Salary: From £37,000 to £40,700 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Clevedon, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Dagenham, Essex
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £32500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
King's Lynn, Norfolk
Agentis Solution
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Bonus Scheme
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum To 55,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 Per Annum Plus Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday