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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 6623 5615 6488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 6.11% 5.57% 5.87%
As % of the System Software category 56.96% 55.88% 58.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5572 4870 5699
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +4.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,775
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
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
11628 10048 11118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.73% 9.97% 10.06%
Number of salaries quoted 9689 8612 9642
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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 +10 2806 £39,000 -8.23% 276
South East -2 1539 £31,500 -10.00% 179
Yorkshire +15 548 £32,000 +6.66% 72
East of England +7 484 £34,000 +2.25% 67
South West +14 397 £27,500 -15.38% 85
North West -6 349 £30,000 -11.78% 66
West Midlands +1 314 £34,500 +6.15% 35
East Midlands -5 179 £32,500 +8.33% 30
North East -15 30 £27,500 -21.42% 6
Midlands +16 4 £25,500 -27.14% 2
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 11134 (84.21%) Windows
2 7529 (56.94%) Microsoft
3 5541 (41.91%) VMware
4 5050 (38.19%) MS Exchange
5 4651 (35.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 3932 (29.74%) MS Excel
7 3596 (27.20%) Citrix
8 3563 (26.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3317 (25.09%) ITIL
10 3231 (24.44%) MS Office
11 3022 (22.86%) DNS
12 2985 (22.58%) Windows 7
13 2945 (22.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 2647 (20.02%) Cisco
15 2640 (19.97%) Microsoft Certification
16 2553 (19.31%) SQL Server
17 2483 (18.78%) Exchange Server 2010
18 2471 (18.69%) Firewall
19 2405 (18.19%) Finance
20 2394 (18.11%) SQL
21 2366 (17.89%) TCP/IP
22 2299 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
23 2257 (17.07%) SAN
24 2197 (16.62%) DHCP
25 2032 (15.37%) Windows XP
26 1809 (13.68%) Hyper-V
27 1682 (12.72%) MCSE
28 1676 (12.68%) Linux
29 1649 (12.47%) LAN
30 1560 (11.80%) SharePoint

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 5050 (38.19%) MS Exchange
2 2483 (18.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1560 (11.80%) SharePoint
4 1466 (11.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1284 (9.71%) IIS
6 991 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 978 (7.40%) Lync
8 967 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 774 (5.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 312 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 300 (2.27%) Apache
12 193 (1.46%) IBM Notes
13 190 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
14 173 (1.31%) Tomcat
15 152 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
16 117 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
17 103 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
18 95 (0.72%) Lotus Domino
19 84 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
20 74 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3932 (29.74%) MS Excel
2 3231 (24.44%) MS Office
3 243 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 124 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 67 (0.51%) MS Project
6 28 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 21 (0.16%) PowerPivot
8 16 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 12 (0.091%) InfoPath
9 12 (0.091%) SPSS
10 10 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.076%) FastStats
11 8 (0.061%) InDesign
12 6 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.045%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.023%) S-PLUS
13 3 (0.023%) Maya
13 3 (0.023%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.023%) Revit
13 3 (0.023%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 125 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
3 33 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 27 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 27 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 25 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 25 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 13 (0.098%) Sage 200
6 13 (0.098%) Markit EDM
7 12 (0.091%) Eikon
8 11 (0.083%) Magento
9 10 (0.076%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 10 (0.076%) assyst
10 8 (0.061%) SalesLogix
10 8 (0.061%) Maximo
10 8 (0.061%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (0.061%) Line 500
11 7 (0.053%) AWD
11 7 (0.053%) SAP Business One
11 7 (0.053%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 837 (6.33%) Office 365
2 268 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 161 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 121 (0.92%) SaaS
5 109 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 87 (0.66%) IaaS
7 63 (0.48%) PaaS
8 59 (0.45%) Google Apps
9 15 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.038%) Joyent
11 4 (0.030%) GitHub
11 4 (0.030%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.023%) Force.com
13 2 (0.015%) Route 53
13 2 (0.015%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 3022 (22.86%) DNS
2 2471 (18.69%) Firewall
3 2366 (17.89%) TCP/IP
4 2257 (17.07%) SAN
5 2197 (16.62%) DHCP
6 1649 (12.47%) LAN
7 1559 (11.79%) WAN
8 1336 (10.10%) VPN
9 647 (4.89%) Internet
10 629 (4.76%) VoIP
11 603 (4.56%) NAS
12 479 (3.62%) Wireless
13 389 (2.94%) VLAN
14 348 (2.63%) LDAP
15 315 (2.38%) Network Security
16 268 (2.03%) SSL
17 263 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
18 211 (1.60%) SMTP
19 201 (1.52%) iSCSI
20 195 (1.47%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2553 (19.31%) SQL Server
2 667 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 386 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 255 (1.93%) MySQL
5 220 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 193 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 177 (1.34%) Oracle Database
8 161 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 114 (0.86%) Relational Database
10 83 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
11 82 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 60 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
13 45 (0.34%) RDBMS
14 43 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
15 41 (0.31%) MS Access
16 39 (0.29%) EDRMS
17 36 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
18 35 (0.26%) IDOL
18 35 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
19 29 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 127 (0.96%) Subversion
2 106 (0.80%) Visual Studio
3 92 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 88 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 76 (0.57%) JIRA
6 65 (0.49%) MSI
7 52 (0.39%) Jenkins
8 41 (0.31%) AdminStudio
9 37 (0.28%) InstallShield
10 32 (0.24%) CruiseControl
11 28 (0.21%) MSBuild
12 26 (0.20%) Eclipse
13 24 (0.18%) TeamCity
14 22 (0.17%) Artifactory
15 19 (0.14%) Moq
15 19 (0.14%) NUnit
16 18 (0.14%) WebLOAD
16 18 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 17 (0.13%) JUnit
18 16 (0.12%) Hudson
General
1 2405 (18.19%) Finance
2 528 (3.99%) Law
3 464 (3.51%) Banking
4 438 (3.31%) Legal
5 406 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 388 (2.93%) Retail
7 188 (1.42%) Marketing
8 186 (1.41%) Advertising
9 153 (1.16%) Back Office
10 131 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 124 (0.94%) Investment Banking
12 122 (0.92%) Manufacturing
13 79 (0.60%) Publishing
14 69 (0.52%) French Language
15 64 (0.48%) Electronics
16 53 (0.40%) German Language
17 45 (0.34%) Games
18 42 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
19 33 (0.25%) Front Office
20 32 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 3293 (24.91%) Analyst
2 2056 (15.55%) Support Engineer
3 1734 (13.11%) Support Analyst
4 1141 (8.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 1116 (8.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1098 (8.30%) IT Support
7 968 (7.32%) Administrator
8 859 (6.50%) Service Analyst
9 827 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
10 791 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support
11 678 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
12 622 (4.70%) Consultant
13 617 (4.67%) Technical Support
14 611 (4.62%) Desktop Support
15 520 (3.93%) Architect
16 500 (3.78%) Systems Engineer
17 494 (3.74%) 1st Line Support
18 418 (3.16%) IT Support Analyst
19 395 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 377 (2.85%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 537 (4.06%) .NET
2 276 (2.09%) Web Services
3 272 (2.06%) HTML
4 255 (1.93%) ASP.NET
5 203 (1.54%) XML
6 163 (1.23%) CSS
7 136 (1.03%) Application Packaging
8 117 (0.88%) jQuery
9 106 (0.80%) COM
10 100 (0.76%) WCF
11 89 (0.67%) HTML5
12 82 (0.62%) Middleware
13 79 (0.60%) LAMP
14 78 (0.59%) Ajax
15 77 (0.58%) .NET Framework
16 75 (0.57%) Software Packaging
17 64 (0.48%) MSMQ
18 44 (0.33%) CSS3
19 43 (0.33%) J2EE
20 36 (0.27%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 1293 (9.78%) Blackberry
2 693 (5.24%) Clustering
3 407 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 327 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 298 (2.25%) Replication
6 261 (1.97%) Hedge funds
7 240 (1.82%) iPhone
8 165 (1.25%) Fat Client
8 165 (1.25%) Thin Client
9 161 (1.22%) PKI
10 152 (1.15%) iPad
11 149 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
12 138 (1.04%) Statistics
13 127 (0.96%) PDA
14 119 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
15 93 (0.70%) EqualLogic
16 90 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
16 90 (0.68%) Client/Server
17 67 (0.51%) Mathematics
18 65 (0.49%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 11134 (84.21%) Windows
2 4651 (35.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2985 (22.58%) Windows 7
4 2945 (22.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 2299 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 2032 (15.37%) Windows XP
7 1676 (12.68%) Linux
8 1010 (7.64%) Windows 8
9 550 (4.16%) UNIX
10 341 (2.58%) Windows Vista
11 316 (2.39%) Mac OS X
12 285 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 257 (1.94%) Android
14 220 (1.66%) Solaris
15 199 (1.51%) Windows 2000
15 199 (1.51%) Apple iOS
16 162 (1.23%) Mac OS
17 112 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
18 87 (0.66%) CentOS
19 82 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3317 (25.09%) ITIL
2 703 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 633 (4.79%) Project Management
4 629 (4.76%) Migration
5 561 (4.24%) Service Delivery
6 557 (4.21%) Service Management
7 474 (3.58%) Incident Management
8 408 (3.09%) Problem Management
9 407 (3.08%) Change Management
10 356 (2.69%) Change Control
11 343 (2.59%) Load Balancing
12 328 (2.48%) E-Commerce
13 296 (2.24%) CRM
14 295 (2.23%) Time Management
15 292 (2.21%) Asset Management
16 284 (2.15%) Configuration Management
17 277 (2.09%) Kalman Filter
18 266 (2.01%) Root Cause Analysis
19 244 (1.85%) PRINCE2
20 243 (1.84%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2394 (18.11%) SQL
2 1239 (9.37%) PowerShell
3 344 (2.60%) VBScript
4 332 (2.51%) VB
5 290 (2.19%) C#
6 221 (1.67%) Perl
7 200 (1.51%) JavaScript
8 189 (1.43%) Java
9 174 (1.32%) Bash Shell
10 167 (1.26%) T-SQL
11 161 (1.22%) Python
12 152 (1.15%) C
13 106 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 98 (0.74%) PHP
15 92 (0.70%) VBA
16 84 (0.64%) VB.NET
17 47 (0.36%) Ruby
18 41 (0.31%) VB6
18 41 (0.31%) C++
19 15 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2640 (19.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 1682 (12.72%) MCSE
3 1253 (9.48%) Degree
4 966 (7.31%) MCITP
5 907 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
6 793 (6.00%) MCSA
7 777 (5.88%) CCNA
8 767 (5.80%) MCP
9 650 (4.92%) Security Cleared
10 567 (4.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 497 (3.76%) SC Cleared
12 310 (2.34%) MCTS
13 298 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
14 295 (2.23%) Citrix Certification
15 262 (1.98%) CCNP
16 210 (1.59%) CCA
17 199 (1.51%) DV Cleared
18 139 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 99 (0.75%) A+ Certification
20 92 (0.70%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1183 (8.95%) SLA
2 174 (1.32%) QA
3 168 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 128 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 103 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 73 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 30 (0.23%) COBIT
8 12 (0.091%) BS7799
9 9 (0.068%) HL7
10 7 (0.053%) DICOM
11 6 (0.045%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.038%) GMP
13 4 (0.030%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 4 (0.030%) GAMP
13 4 (0.030%) GCP
13 4 (0.030%) Data Quality
14 3 (0.023%) ISO 9000
15 2 (0.015%) GPG13
16 1 (0.008%) GLP
16 1 (0.008%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3563 (26.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1809 (13.68%) Hyper-V
3 1172 (8.86%) XenApp
4 1035 (7.83%) vSphere
5 796 (6.02%) VMware ESX
6 613 (4.64%) XenDesktop
7 460 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
8 344 (2.60%) Terminal Services
9 288 (2.18%) XenServer
10 263 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 173 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 170 (1.29%) ISA Server
13 147 (1.11%) UAG
14 119 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
15 106 (0.80%) MetaFrame
16 90 (0.68%) NFS
17 89 (0.67%) Xen
18 85 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
19 83 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 73 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1529 (11.56%) SCCM
2 656 (4.96%) SCOM
3 497 (3.76%) Backup Exec
4 378 (2.86%) WSUS
5 274 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 261 (1.97%) NetBackup
7 152 (1.15%) Nagios
8 126 (0.95%) Puppet
9 123 (0.93%) SCVMM
10 113 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 97 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 91 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 83 (0.63%) HP SIM
14 77 (0.58%) ARCserve
15 70 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
16 69 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
17 66 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
18 63 (0.48%) Tivoli
19 54 (0.41%) SCOrch
20 52 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7529 (56.94%) Microsoft
2 5541 (41.91%) VMware
3 3596 (27.20%) Citrix
4 2647 (20.02%) Cisco
5 1545 (11.69%) HP
6 773 (5.85%) Symantec
7 744 (5.63%) NetApp
8 651 (4.92%) Oracle
9 616 (4.66%) Dell
10 481 (3.64%) Apple
11 470 (3.55%) EMC
12 361 (2.73%) Red Hat
13 351 (2.65%) CheckPoint
14 322 (2.44%) Juniper
15 305 (2.31%) IBM
16 256 (1.94%) Avaya
17 229 (1.73%) McAfee
18 221 (1.67%) SolarWinds
19 220 (1.66%) Remedy
20 216 (1.63%) Lotus
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Salary: 40000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 42 minutes ago
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Salary: £20000 per annum + car
Posted: 44 minutes ago
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set2recruit
Salary: £18000 - £25000 Per Annum bonus
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Owen Jenkins IT
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum Bonus, Pension
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Salary: From £15,000 to £21,000 per annum £21k basic + bonus + pension + healt
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Salary: From £20,000 to £29,000 per annum circa £29,000 plus bens
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40,000 + Car/Car allowance, on call
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £40k + £400 per month car allowance
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
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