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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 36 42
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 6616 6681 5471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 6.64% 6.05% 5.43%
As % of the System Software category 56.85% 57.55% 54.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5633 5820 4699
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,579
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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
11637 11610 9992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 11.68% 10.52% 9.92%
Number of salaries quoted 9669 9860 8499
Average salary £42,000 £40,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -1.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +5 2746 £40,000 - 234
South East +5 1486 £35,000 +7.69% 184
East of England +14 603 £32,500 -4.41% 60
Yorkshire -2 460 £32,500 +3.17% 47
South West +17 420 £33,000 -5.71% 74
North West 0 338 £30,000 +9.09% 76
West Midlands -8 309 £32,500 +3.17% 70
East Midlands +11 221 £28,000 -20.00% 35
North East -12 33 £27,500 +5.76% 9
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 11734 (84.84%) Windows
2 7905 (57.15%) Microsoft
3 6001 (43.39%) VMware
4 5316 (38.44%) MS Exchange
5 4617 (33.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 3942 (28.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3922 (28.36%) MS Excel
8 3643 (26.34%) Citrix
9 3563 (25.76%) ITIL
10 3242 (23.44%) MS Office
11 3225 (23.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 3219 (23.27%) Windows 7
13 3106 (22.46%) DNS
14 2772 (20.04%) Cisco
15 2719 (19.66%) Windows Server 2003
16 2706 (19.56%) SQL Server
17 2663 (19.25%) Microsoft Certification
18 2593 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
19 2548 (18.42%) Firewall
20 2353 (17.01%) SQL
21 2334 (16.88%) SAN
22 2268 (16.40%) DHCP
23 2192 (15.85%) Finance
24 2191 (15.84%) TCP/IP
25 2179 (15.75%) Hyper-V
26 1868 (13.51%) LAN
27 1805 (13.05%) SCCM
28 1768 (12.78%) WAN
29 1734 (12.54%) Windows XP
30 1721 (12.44%) MCSE

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 5316 (38.44%) MS Exchange
2 2593 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1452 (10.50%) SharePoint
4 1252 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1223 (8.84%) IIS
6 1211 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1145 (8.28%) Lync
8 802 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 788 (5.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 228 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 203 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
12 186 (1.34%) Apache
13 141 (1.02%) IBM Notes
14 138 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
15 89 (0.64%) Tomcat
16 86 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
17 81 (0.59%) WorkSite
18 73 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
19 49 (0.35%) WebSphere
20 47 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3922 (28.36%) MS Excel
2 3242 (23.44%) MS Office
3 213 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 127 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 52 (0.38%) MS Project
6 44 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 22 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.072%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.072%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.036%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.029%) InDesign
12 4 (0.029%) PowerPivot
12 4 (0.029%) Revit
13 3 (0.022%) ProjectWise
13 3 (0.022%) SketchUp
13 3 (0.022%) Final Cut Pro
13 3 (0.022%) S-PLUS
14 2 (0.014%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 114 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (0.53%) Dynamics GP
3 51 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 25 (0.18%) Northgate Housing
4 25 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 17 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 13 (0.094%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 11 (0.080%) assyst
9 9 (0.065%) CA PPM
9 9 (0.065%) Sophis RISQUE
10 8 (0.058%) Maximo
10 8 (0.058%) Primavera
10 8 (0.058%) Eikon
10 8 (0.058%) AWD
11 7 (0.051%) Hyperion Planning
11 7 (0.051%) Teamcenter
11 7 (0.051%) HFM
12 6 (0.043%) Cognos TM1
12 6 (0.043%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1169 (8.45%) Office 365
2 460 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 312 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
4 175 (1.27%) SaaS
5 163 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
6 114 (0.82%) IaaS
7 110 (0.80%) Mimecast
8 74 (0.54%) PaaS
9 61 (0.44%) Google Apps
10 34 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 28 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 23 (0.17%) Amazon S3
13 19 (0.14%) Yammer
14 15 (0.11%) Terremark
15 13 (0.094%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.080%) CloudFront
17 10 (0.072%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 10 (0.072%) Symantec.cloud
17 10 (0.072%) OneDrive
18 9 (0.065%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3106 (22.46%) DNS
2 2548 (18.42%) Firewall
3 2334 (16.88%) SAN
4 2268 (16.40%) DHCP
5 2191 (15.84%) TCP/IP
6 1868 (13.51%) LAN
7 1768 (12.78%) WAN
8 1307 (9.45%) VPN
9 722 (5.22%) VoIP
10 592 (4.28%) Internet
11 582 (4.21%) NAS
12 567 (4.10%) VLAN
13 473 (3.42%) Wireless
14 405 (2.93%) Network Security
15 272 (1.97%) iSCSI
16 265 (1.92%) LDAP
17 223 (1.61%) SSL
17 223 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
18 212 (1.53%) NetScaler
19 210 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2706 (19.56%) SQL Server
2 672 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 325 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 280 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 234 (1.69%) MySQL
6 139 (1.00%) Oracle Database
7 130 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 121 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 91 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
10 75 (0.54%) Relational Database
10 75 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 61 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
12 54 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
13 47 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
14 41 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
15 39 (0.28%) RDBMS
16 37 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
17 34 (0.25%) MS Access
18 27 (0.20%) Big Data
19 25 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 92 (0.67%) JIRA
2 84 (0.61%) Subversion
3 82 (0.59%) Visual Studio
4 64 (0.46%) MSI
5 60 (0.43%) Git (software)
6 57 (0.41%) Jenkins
7 56 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 38 (0.27%) InstallShield
9 28 (0.20%) Artifactory
10 22 (0.16%) TeamCity
11 20 (0.14%) Hudson
12 11 (0.080%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 10 (0.072%) AdminStudio
13 10 (0.072%) MSBuild
14 9 (0.065%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 9 (0.065%) QuickTest Pro
15 7 (0.051%) Eclipse
16 5 (0.036%) Oracle Forms
16 5 (0.036%) RequisitePro
16 5 (0.036%) NUnit
General
1 2192 (15.85%) Finance
2 650 (4.70%) Law
3 515 (3.72%) Legal
4 512 (3.70%) Banking
5 403 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 351 (2.54%) Retail
7 253 (1.83%) Advertising
8 204 (1.47%) Back Office
9 181 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 138 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 120 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 120 (0.87%) Marketing
12 92 (0.67%) Front Office
13 88 (0.64%) Publishing
14 80 (0.58%) Games
15 49 (0.35%) German Language
16 46 (0.33%) Automotive
17 41 (0.30%) Electronics
18 40 (0.29%) Billing
19 37 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3444 (24.90%) Analyst
2 2245 (16.23%) Support Engineer
3 1802 (13.03%) Support Analyst
4 1540 (11.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1188 (8.59%) 2nd Line Support
6 1154 (8.34%) IT Support
7 919 (6.64%) Service Analyst
8 910 (6.58%) Service Desk Analyst
9 889 (6.43%) Administrator
10 814 (5.89%) 3rd Line Support
11 794 (5.74%) Desktop Support
12 754 (5.45%) Consultant
13 661 (4.78%) Systems Administrator
14 596 (4.31%) Technical Support
15 551 (3.98%) Architect
16 543 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
17 540 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
18 458 (3.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 452 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 449 (3.25%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 543 (3.93%) .NET
2 294 (2.13%) Web Services
3 199 (1.44%) ASP.NET
4 194 (1.40%) HTML
5 138 (1.00%) Application Packaging
6 134 (0.97%) CSS
7 103 (0.74%) XML
8 102 (0.74%) Software Packaging
9 72 (0.52%) jQuery
10 67 (0.48%) .NET Framework
11 62 (0.45%) Middleware
12 55 (0.40%) COM
13 53 (0.38%) SOAP
14 48 (0.35%) WCF
15 44 (0.32%) Ajax
16 43 (0.31%) LAMP
17 36 (0.26%) WPF
17 36 (0.26%) HTML5
18 32 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
19 31 (0.22%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 1379 (9.97%) Blackberry
2 1265 (9.15%) Data Centre
3 752 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
4 684 (4.95%) Clustering
5 465 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 381 (2.75%) Replication
7 355 (2.57%) Computer Science
8 303 (2.19%) Fat Client
8 303 (2.19%) Thin Client
9 241 (1.74%) iPhone
10 194 (1.40%) Hedge funds
11 185 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
12 156 (1.13%) iPad
13 152 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
14 118 (0.85%) Client/Server
15 112 (0.81%) Statistics
16 109 (0.79%) PKI
17 96 (0.69%) PDA
18 93 (0.67%) CMDB
19 90 (0.65%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11734 (84.84%) Windows
2 4617 (33.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 3225 (23.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 3219 (23.27%) Windows 7
5 2719 (19.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 1734 (12.54%) Windows XP
7 1676 (12.12%) Linux
8 1395 (10.09%) Windows 8
9 547 (3.95%) UNIX
10 405 (2.93%) Android
11 342 (2.47%) Mac OS X
12 314 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 301 (2.18%) Windows Vista
14 265 (1.92%) Apple iOS
15 177 (1.28%) Windows 2000
16 135 (0.98%) Solaris
16 135 (0.98%) CentOS
17 133 (0.96%) Mac OS
18 116 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
19 81 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3563 (25.76%) ITIL
2 867 (6.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 750 (5.42%) Service Delivery
4 723 (5.23%) Service Management
5 694 (5.02%) Migration
6 689 (4.98%) Project Management
7 492 (3.56%) Incident Management
8 482 (3.48%) Change Management
9 421 (3.04%) Problem Management
10 413 (2.99%) Mentoring
11 384 (2.78%) Business Continuity
12 361 (2.61%) Time Management
13 341 (2.47%) Configuration Management
14 332 (2.40%) Information Security
15 325 (2.35%) CRM
16 281 (2.03%) Load Balancing
17 275 (1.99%) Root Cause Analysis
18 264 (1.91%) Agile Software Development
19 248 (1.79%) Change Control
20 242 (1.75%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2353 (17.01%) SQL
2 1487 (10.75%) PowerShell
3 291 (2.10%) VBScript
4 280 (2.02%) C#
5 258 (1.87%) VB
6 227 (1.64%) C
7 226 (1.63%) Perl
8 190 (1.37%) JavaScript
9 167 (1.21%) Java
10 153 (1.11%) Bash Shell
11 147 (1.06%) T-SQL
12 135 (0.98%) Python
13 80 (0.58%) VBA
14 78 (0.56%) PHP
14 78 (0.56%) Shell Script
15 65 (0.47%) Ruby
16 55 (0.40%) VB.NET
17 41 (0.30%) C++
18 23 (0.17%) PL/SQL
19 14 (0.10%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2663 (19.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1721 (12.44%) MCSE
3 1213 (8.77%) Degree
4 960 (6.94%) MCP
5 907 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
6 801 (5.79%) MCSA
7 793 (5.73%) CCNA
8 773 (5.59%) MCITP
9 764 (5.52%) Security Cleared
10 603 (4.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 515 (3.72%) SC Cleared
12 347 (2.51%) MCTS
13 284 (2.05%) DV Cleared
14 267 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
15 232 (1.68%) CCNP
15 232 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
16 207 (1.50%) CCA
17 168 (1.21%) CISSP
18 148 (1.07%) A+ Certification
19 135 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1411 (10.20%) SLA
2 250 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 171 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 102 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 86 (0.62%) QA
6 49 (0.35%) COBIT
7 36 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 21 (0.15%) FISMA
9 9 (0.065%) ISO 9000
10 8 (0.058%) GPG13
11 3 (0.022%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.014%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.014%) BS7799
13 1 (0.007%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.007%) GMP
13 1 (0.007%) GLP
13 1 (0.007%) BS25999
13 1 (0.007%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.007%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 3942 (28.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2179 (15.75%) Hyper-V
3 1324 (9.57%) XenApp
4 1203 (8.70%) vSphere
5 731 (5.29%) VMware ESX
6 590 (4.27%) XenDesktop
7 490 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
8 355 (2.57%) Terminal Services
9 320 (2.31%) XenServer
10 304 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 167 (1.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 152 (1.10%) VMware Server
13 119 (0.86%) vCloud
14 115 (0.83%) ISA Server
15 108 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 107 (0.77%) Xen
17 104 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
18 103 (0.74%) Terminal Server
19 85 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
20 51 (0.37%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1805 (13.05%) SCCM
2 883 (6.38%) SCOM
3 427 (3.09%) Backup Exec
4 380 (2.75%) WSUS
5 238 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 228 (1.65%) NetBackup
7 157 (1.14%) Nagios
8 150 (1.08%) Puppet
9 123 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 122 (0.88%) SCVMM
11 85 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
12 78 (0.56%) AirWatch
13 76 (0.55%) ARCserve
14 75 (0.54%) HP SIM
15 73 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 69 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 67 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 65 (0.47%) Tivoli
19 62 (0.45%) OpenView
20 61 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7905 (57.15%) Microsoft
2 6001 (43.39%) VMware
3 3643 (26.34%) Citrix
4 2772 (20.04%) Cisco
5 1625 (11.75%) HP
6 808 (5.84%) NetApp
7 798 (5.77%) Symantec
8 653 (4.72%) Dell
9 604 (4.37%) Oracle
10 518 (3.75%) EMC
11 484 (3.50%) Apple
12 394 (2.85%) Red Hat
13 354 (2.56%) Juniper
14 285 (2.06%) IBM
15 277 (2.00%) Avaya
16 253 (1.83%) Sophos
17 250 (1.81%) CheckPoint
18 249 (1.80%) Remedy
19 244 (1.76%) Veeam
20 218 (1.58%) SolarWinds
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northamptonshire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
BGL Group
Salary: Competitive with bene
Posted: 1 hour ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Cititec
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
QinetiQ
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
East London
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
networx
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £46000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago