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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 31 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 6091 6657 5600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 5.99% 6.17% 5.59%
As % of the System Software category 55.53% 56.30% 54.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5390 5606 4852
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
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
10969 11825 10189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.78% 10.95% 10.16%
Number of salaries quoted 9278 9852 8727
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,875
% change year-on-year
- -3.53%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -1 2553 £39,000 +1.29% 256
South East +4 1482 £35,000 +11.64% 173
East of England +4 482 £35,000 - 54
Yorkshire -6 425 £30,000 -6.25% 68
North West +10 381 £27,500 -8.33% 63
West Midlands -1 296 £34,180 +0.52% 44
South West -18 291 £28,000 +1.81% 74
East Midlands -6 163 £28,000 -13.84% 38
North East -13 21 £27,500 - 11
Midlands -11 2 £32,500 +27.45% 1
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 10907 (85.38%) Windows
2 7279 (56.98%) Microsoft
3 5901 (46.19%) VMware
4 4733 (37.05%) MS Exchange
5 4389 (34.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 3785 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3507 (27.45%) MS Excel
8 3355 (26.26%) ITIL
9 3328 (26.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 3262 (25.53%) Citrix
11 3013 (23.59%) DNS
12 2934 (22.97%) Windows 7
13 2795 (21.88%) MS Office
14 2506 (19.62%) Cisco
15 2381 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
16 2359 (18.47%) Firewall
17 2357 (18.45%) SQL Server
18 2307 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
19 2288 (17.91%) DHCP
20 2282 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
21 2157 (16.88%) SQL
22 2119 (16.59%) TCP/IP
23 2059 (16.12%) SAN
24 2042 (15.98%) Finance
25 1932 (15.12%) Hyper-V
26 1791 (14.02%) LAN
27 1740 (13.62%) Linux
28 1712 (13.40%) WAN
29 1621 (12.69%) SCCM
30 1573 (12.31%) HP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 4733 (37.05%) MS Exchange
2 2381 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1262 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1174 (9.19%) SharePoint
5 1139 (8.92%) IIS
6 1019 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 972 (7.61%) Lync
8 657 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 591 (4.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 176 (1.38%) Apache
11 154 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 148 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
13 115 (0.90%) IBM Notes
14 96 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
15 87 (0.68%) WorkSite
16 81 (0.63%) Tomcat
17 80 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
18 62 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
19 54 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
20 45 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 3507 (27.45%) MS Excel
2 2795 (21.88%) MS Office
3 173 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 143 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 49 (0.38%) MS Project
6 46 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 14 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.10%) AutoCAD
9 11 (0.086%) InfoPath
10 9 (0.070%) Acrobat
11 7 (0.055%) Photoshop
11 7 (0.055%) InDesign
12 3 (0.023%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.023%) Revit
12 3 (0.023%) ProjectWise
13 2 (0.016%) SketchUp
13 2 (0.016%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.016%) CATIA
14 1 (0.008%) CorelDRAW
14 1 (0.008%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 128 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
2 44 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 40 (0.31%) Northgate Housing
4 20 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 19 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 19 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 18 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.070%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.063%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.063%) Primavera
8 8 (0.063%) Oracle Applications
9 7 (0.055%) HFM
9 7 (0.055%) Hyperion Planning
10 6 (0.047%) Maximo
10 6 (0.047%) Sophis RISQUE
10 6 (0.047%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.047%) Infor CRM
11 5 (0.039%) assyst
11 5 (0.039%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1355 (10.61%) Office 365
2 425 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 297 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
4 142 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 129 (1.01%) Mimecast
6 128 (1.00%) SaaS
7 111 (0.87%) IaaS
8 52 (0.41%) PaaS
9 51 (0.40%) Google Apps
10 35 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 26 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (0.13%) Symantec.cloud
12 16 (0.13%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.078%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.063%) Yammer
15 6 (0.047%) GitHub
16 5 (0.039%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 4 (0.031%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 4 (0.031%) Terremark
17 4 (0.031%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3013 (23.59%) DNS
2 2359 (18.47%) Firewall
3 2288 (17.91%) DHCP
4 2119 (16.59%) TCP/IP
5 2059 (16.12%) SAN
6 1791 (14.02%) LAN
7 1712 (13.40%) WAN
8 1272 (9.96%) VPN
9 763 (5.97%) VoIP
10 585 (4.58%) VLAN
11 574 (4.49%) NAS
12 486 (3.80%) Internet
13 428 (3.35%) Wireless
14 351 (2.75%) Network Security
15 277 (2.17%) LDAP
16 265 (2.07%) iSCSI
17 239 (1.87%) NetScaler
18 219 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
19 196 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
20 182 (1.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2357 (18.45%) SQL Server
2 543 (4.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 278 (2.18%) MySQL
4 265 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 255 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 126 (0.99%) Oracle Database
7 117 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 90 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 87 (0.68%) Relational Database
10 62 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
11 57 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 40 (0.31%) NoSQL
13 37 (0.29%) RDBMS
14 35 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
14 35 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
15 31 (0.24%) Big Data
16 30 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
17 28 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
18 27 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
19 23 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 98 (0.77%) Subversion
2 85 (0.67%) JIRA
3 81 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 80 (0.63%) Visual Studio
5 76 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 64 (0.50%) MSI
7 43 (0.34%) InstallShield
8 35 (0.27%) Jenkins
9 21 (0.16%) Hudson
10 20 (0.16%) TeamCity
11 18 (0.14%) ProC
12 16 (0.13%) AdminStudio
12 16 (0.13%) MSBuild
13 15 (0.12%) SpecFlow
14 12 (0.094%) NUnit
15 10 (0.078%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
15 10 (0.078%) MSTest
16 9 (0.070%) Moq
16 9 (0.070%) Yeoman
16 9 (0.070%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2042 (15.98%) Finance
2 532 (4.16%) Law
3 479 (3.75%) Legal
4 444 (3.48%) Banking
5 442 (3.46%) Telecoms
6 327 (2.56%) Retail
7 196 (1.53%) Back Office
8 193 (1.51%) Advertising
9 173 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 155 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 138 (1.08%) Marketing
12 76 (0.59%) Publishing
13 69 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 57 (0.45%) Games
15 56 (0.44%) Front Office
16 52 (0.41%) Electronics
17 48 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
18 40 (0.31%) German Language
19 38 (0.30%) French Language
20 33 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3065 (23.99%) Analyst
2 2098 (16.42%) Support Engineer
3 1589 (12.44%) Support Analyst
4 1408 (11.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1153 (9.03%) IT Support
6 1095 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 905 (7.08%) Administrator
8 768 (6.01%) Service Analyst
9 755 (5.91%) Service Desk Analyst
10 716 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
11 666 (5.21%) Desktop Support
11 666 (5.21%) Systems Administrator
12 580 (4.54%) Consultant
13 563 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
14 548 (4.29%) Technical Support
15 521 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
16 469 (3.67%) Architect
17 456 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 442 (3.46%) IT Support Engineer
19 435 (3.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 448 (3.51%) .NET
2 296 (2.32%) Web Services
3 188 (1.47%) HTML
4 173 (1.35%) ASP.NET
5 139 (1.09%) CSS
6 136 (1.06%) Application Packaging
7 113 (0.88%) XML
8 81 (0.63%) Software Packaging
9 70 (0.55%) jQuery
9 70 (0.55%) .NET Framework
10 62 (0.49%) COM
11 60 (0.47%) Middleware
12 59 (0.46%) WCF
13 43 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
14 40 (0.31%) HTML5
15 38 (0.30%) Entity Framework
15 38 (0.30%) WPF
16 36 (0.28%) LAMP
17 35 (0.27%) Ajax
18 34 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1068 (8.36%) Blackberry
2 1015 (7.95%) Data Centre
3 683 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 599 (4.69%) Clustering
5 422 (3.30%) Management Information System
6 329 (2.58%) Replication
7 284 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 232 (1.82%) Fat Client
8 232 (1.82%) Thin Client
9 215 (1.68%) iPhone
10 212 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
11 175 (1.37%) iPad
12 170 (1.33%) Hedge funds
13 149 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
14 107 (0.84%) EqualLogic
15 104 (0.81%) Statistics
16 99 (0.77%) Mathematics
17 97 (0.76%) Client/Server
18 83 (0.65%) PDA
19 72 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10907 (85.38%) Windows
2 4389 (34.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 3328 (26.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 2934 (22.97%) Windows 7
5 2282 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 1740 (13.62%) Linux
7 1373 (10.75%) Windows 8
8 1335 (10.45%) Windows XP
9 536 (4.20%) UNIX
10 427 (3.34%) Android
11 373 (2.92%) Mac OS X
12 312 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 270 (2.11%) Apple iOS
14 227 (1.78%) Windows Vista
15 142 (1.11%) Mac OS
16 136 (1.06%) Windows 2000
17 126 (0.99%) Solaris
17 126 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
17 126 (0.99%) CentOS
18 91 (0.71%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3355 (26.26%) ITIL
2 721 (5.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 633 (4.95%) Project Management
4 605 (4.74%) Service Management
5 566 (4.43%) Migration
6 565 (4.42%) Service Delivery
7 465 (3.64%) Incident Management
8 463 (3.62%) Change Management
9 440 (3.44%) Mentoring
10 379 (2.97%) Problem Management
11 348 (2.72%) CRM
12 335 (2.62%) Information Security
13 326 (2.55%) Configuration Management
14 325 (2.54%) Load Balancing
15 313 (2.45%) Time Management
16 304 (2.38%) Asset Management
17 301 (2.36%) Root Cause Analysis
18 292 (2.29%) Agile Software Development
19 291 (2.28%) Business Continuity
20 248 (1.94%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2157 (16.88%) SQL
2 1412 (11.05%) PowerShell
3 257 (2.01%) VBScript
4 244 (1.91%) C#
5 225 (1.76%) C
6 214 (1.68%) Perl
7 210 (1.64%) VB
8 170 (1.33%) Java
9 169 (1.32%) JavaScript
10 144 (1.13%) T-SQL
11 141 (1.10%) Bash Shell
12 128 (1.00%) Python
13 89 (0.70%) PHP
14 77 (0.60%) Shell Script
15 73 (0.57%) VBA
16 51 (0.40%) Ruby
17 47 (0.37%) VB.NET
18 29 (0.23%) C++
19 14 (0.11%) R
20 13 (0.10%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2307 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 1411 (11.05%) MCSE
3 1006 (7.87%) Degree
4 817 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
5 786 (6.15%) MCP
6 722 (5.65%) MCITP
7 701 (5.49%) CCNA
8 692 (5.42%) MCSA
9 613 (4.80%) Security Cleared
10 550 (4.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 339 (2.65%) SC Cleared
12 313 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
13 296 (2.32%) MCTS
14 222 (1.74%) DV Cleared
15 217 (1.70%) CCNP
16 179 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
17 143 (1.12%) CCA
18 120 (0.94%) CISSP
19 118 (0.92%) MCDST
20 117 (0.92%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1288 (10.08%) SLA
2 188 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 109 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 105 (0.82%) QA
5 76 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 34 (0.27%) COBIT
7 23 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.10%) JSP 440
9 11 (0.086%) ISO 9000
10 6 (0.047%) GPG13
10 6 (0.047%) FISMA
11 3 (0.023%) HL7
11 3 (0.023%) DICOM
12 2 (0.016%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.008%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.008%) BS7799
System Software
1 3785 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1932 (15.12%) Hyper-V
3 1160 (9.08%) XenApp
4 1094 (8.56%) vSphere
5 739 (5.78%) VMware ESX
6 477 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
7 429 (3.36%) XenDesktop
8 358 (2.80%) Terminal Services
9 263 (2.06%) XenServer
10 254 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 132 (1.03%) vCloud
12 127 (0.99%) Terminal Server
13 125 (0.98%) VMware Server
14 124 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
15 119 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 116 (0.91%) ISA Server
17 111 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
18 97 (0.76%) UAG
19 87 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 75 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1621 (12.69%) SCCM
2 729 (5.71%) SCOM
3 419 (3.28%) Backup Exec
4 297 (2.32%) WSUS
5 210 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
6 178 (1.39%) NetBackup
7 148 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 145 (1.14%) Puppet
9 103 (0.81%) Nagios
10 102 (0.80%) AirWatch
11 91 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 84 (0.66%) SCVMM
13 74 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
14 73 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
15 71 (0.56%) HP SIM
16 68 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
16 68 (0.53%) ARCserve
17 52 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 51 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 45 (0.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7279 (56.98%) Microsoft
2 5901 (46.19%) VMware
3 3262 (25.53%) Citrix
4 2506 (19.62%) Cisco
5 1573 (12.31%) HP
6 782 (6.12%) NetApp
7 721 (5.64%) Symantec
8 651 (5.10%) Dell
9 517 (4.05%) Oracle
10 463 (3.62%) EMC
11 416 (3.26%) Apple
12 340 (2.66%) Red Hat
13 331 (2.59%) Juniper
14 277 (2.17%) Avaya
15 263 (2.06%) Veeam
16 257 (2.01%) IBM
17 245 (1.92%) CheckPoint
18 233 (1.82%) SolarWinds
19 220 (1.72%) Remedy
20 208 (1.63%) McAfee
Richmond, Surrey
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £200 to £270 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Briswin
Salary: From £40,000 to £44,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35k - 60k per year + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 7 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32000 per annum + £4600 car allowance & benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Rochester, Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
East London
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 Per Annum + Company Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per week + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per week + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West London
EarthStream Global
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + bonus and benefits package
Posted: 8 hours ago