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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 6383 7721 6221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 6.74% 7.92% 6.48%
As % of the System Software category 55.94% 62.50% 61.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5537 6667 5346
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
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
11411 12353 10174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 12.05% 12.67% 10.60%
Number of salaries quoted 9740 10525 8465
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 2590 £38,500 -3.75% 346
South East -3 1535 £37,000 +5.71% 249
East of England -4 489 £30,000 -7.69% 54
South West +6 446 £30,250 -11.02% 71
North West +6 427 £30,000 -6.25% 99
Yorkshire -17 341 £31,000 +3.33% 75
West Midlands -11 313 £33,000 +4.76% 71
East Midlands +1 234 £35,000 +27.27% 21
North East -21 24 £22,000 -20.00% 15
Midlands +11 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10888 (84.28%) Windows
2 7423 (57.46%) Microsoft
3 5968 (46.20%) Windows Server
4 5559 (43.03%) VMware
5 4260 (32.97%) MS Exchange
6 4062 (31.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 3619 (28.01%) MS Excel
8 3482 (26.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3376 (26.13%) ITIL
10 3276 (25.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 3209 (24.84%) Citrix
12 2861 (22.15%) DNS
13 2852 (22.08%) Windows 7
14 2803 (21.70%) MS Office
15 2510 (19.43%) Firewall
16 2491 (19.28%) Cisco
17 2342 (18.13%) SQL Server
18 2266 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
19 2157 (16.70%) SQL
20 2110 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2010
21 2071 (16.03%) Finance
22 2041 (15.80%) Hyper-V
23 2009 (15.55%) DHCP
24 1903 (14.73%) TCP/IP
25 1899 (14.70%) SAN
26 1880 (14.55%) Linux
27 1724 (13.34%) Windows Server 2003
28 1651 (12.78%) LAN
29 1644 (12.73%) WAN
30 1619 (12.53%) Office 365

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4260 (32.97%) MS Exchange
2 2110 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1301 (10.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1229 (9.51%) IIS
5 1141 (8.83%) SharePoint
6 1051 (8.14%) Lync
7 810 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 476 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 348 (2.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 271 (2.10%) Apache
11 176 (1.36%) Tomcat
12 133 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
13 118 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
14 103 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
15 90 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
16 88 (0.68%) IBM Notes
17 77 (0.60%) WebSphere
18 72 (0.56%) WebLogic
19 67 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
20 56 (0.43%) CMS
Applications
1 3619 (28.01%) MS Excel
2 2803 (21.70%) MS Office
3 129 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 117 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.28%) MS Project
6 30 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 22 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.093%) Acrobat
8 12 (0.093%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.077%) AutoCAD
10 9 (0.070%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.039%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
12 4 (0.031%) InDesign
13 3 (0.023%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.015%) 3ds Max
14 2 (0.015%) Maya
14 2 (0.015%) QuarkXPress
15 1 (0.008%) Adobe Illustrator
15 1 (0.008%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 158 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 41 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 35 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 32 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 30 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 18 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 17 (0.13%) Markit EDM
9 16 (0.12%) Faxination
10 12 (0.093%) assyst
11 9 (0.070%) Northgate Housing
12 8 (0.062%) SAP CRM
12 8 (0.062%) Visualfiles
13 7 (0.054%) Infor SunSystems
14 6 (0.046%) Oracle ERP
15 5 (0.039%) Line 500
15 5 (0.039%) Oracle BPM
15 5 (0.039%) Sage 50
16 4 (0.031%) Dynamics GP
16 4 (0.031%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1619 (12.53%) Office 365
2 718 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 404 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
4 188 (1.46%) IaaS
5 159 (1.23%) SaaS
6 124 (0.96%) Mimecast
7 108 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 84 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
9 75 (0.58%) Google Apps
10 53 (0.41%) PaaS
11 43 (0.33%) Yammer
12 39 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 29 (0.22%) Amazon S3
14 24 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
14 24 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
15 22 (0.17%) SoftLayer
16 13 (0.10%) GitHub
17 11 (0.085%) AWS CloudFormation
18 10 (0.077%) OneDrive
19 6 (0.046%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 2861 (22.15%) DNS
2 2510 (19.43%) Firewall
3 2009 (15.55%) DHCP
4 1903 (14.73%) TCP/IP
5 1899 (14.70%) SAN
6 1651 (12.78%) LAN
7 1644 (12.73%) WAN
8 1429 (11.06%) VPN
9 678 (5.25%) VoIP
10 554 (4.29%) VLAN
11 500 (3.87%) NAS
12 481 (3.72%) Internet
13 436 (3.37%) Wireless
14 344 (2.66%) Network Security
15 343 (2.66%) LDAP
16 314 (2.43%) iSCSI
17 295 (2.28%) Remote Desktop
18 268 (2.07%) SSL
19 261 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
20 260 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2342 (18.13%) SQL Server
2 571 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 361 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 295 (2.28%) MySQL
5 261 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 194 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 117 (0.91%) Oracle Database
8 112 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 89 (0.69%) Relational Database
10 87 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
11 74 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 57 (0.44%) NoSQL
13 51 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
14 35 (0.27%) Big Data
15 34 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 29 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
17 28 (0.22%) GIS
18 27 (0.21%) MS Access
19 24 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
19 24 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 151 (1.17%) Visual Studio
2 108 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 99 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 85 (0.66%) Subversion
5 70 (0.54%) JIRA
6 58 (0.45%) NUnit
7 56 (0.43%) SpecFlow
8 44 (0.34%) Jenkins
9 38 (0.29%) FitNesse
10 35 (0.27%) MSI
11 27 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
12 25 (0.19%) MSBuild
12 25 (0.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 20 (0.15%) Moq
13 20 (0.15%) MSTest
13 20 (0.15%) ProC
14 19 (0.15%) TeamCity
15 15 (0.12%) Vagrant
15 15 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 14 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2071 (16.03%) Finance
2 528 (4.09%) Law
3 482 (3.73%) Banking
4 451 (3.49%) Telecoms
5 439 (3.40%) Legal
6 423 (3.27%) Retail
7 187 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 149 (1.15%) Back Office
8 149 (1.15%) Marketing
9 137 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 115 (0.89%) Advertising
11 86 (0.67%) Investment Banking
12 80 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 77 (0.60%) Electronics
14 71 (0.55%) German Language
15 60 (0.46%) Billing
16 56 (0.43%) Publishing
17 44 (0.34%) Games
18 41 (0.32%) Brand Awareness
19 38 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2979 (23.06%) Analyst
2 2256 (17.46%) Support Engineer
3 1570 (12.15%) IT Support
4 1505 (11.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1503 (11.63%) Support Analyst
6 1211 (9.37%) 2nd Line Support
7 1037 (8.03%) IT Engineer
8 921 (7.13%) Administrator
9 895 (6.93%) Service Analyst
10 851 (6.59%) Service Desk Analyst
11 787 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
12 763 (5.91%) Windows Engineer
13 732 (5.67%) IT Analyst
14 716 (5.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 695 (5.38%) Desktop Support
16 625 (4.84%) IT Support Engineer
17 623 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
18 620 (4.80%) Consultant
19 611 (4.73%) Technical Support
20 555 (4.30%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 585 (4.53%) .NET
2 351 (2.72%) Web Services
3 253 (1.96%) HTML
4 191 (1.48%) ASP.NET
5 159 (1.23%) CSS
6 138 (1.07%) XML
7 135 (1.04%) LAMP
7 135 (1.04%) Middleware
8 116 (0.90%) .NET Framework
9 81 (0.63%) WCF
10 70 (0.54%) MSMQ
11 68 (0.53%) COM
12 61 (0.47%) XMPP
13 59 (0.46%) jQuery
14 54 (0.42%) HTML5
15 51 (0.39%) SOAP
15 51 (0.39%) Software Packaging
16 49 (0.38%) J2EE
17 46 (0.36%) WPF
18 41 (0.32%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1131 (8.75%) Data Centre
2 827 (6.40%) Blackberry
3 786 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
4 669 (5.18%) Clustering
5 405 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 399 (3.09%) Driving Licence
7 373 (2.89%) Computer Science
8 328 (2.54%) Replication
9 243 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
10 227 (1.76%) iPhone
11 181 (1.40%) Hedge funds
12 157 (1.22%) PKI
13 139 (1.08%) iPad
14 135 (1.04%) EqualLogic
15 133 (1.03%) Fat Client
15 133 (1.03%) Thin Client
16 125 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
17 116 (0.90%) Client/Server
18 114 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
19 89 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10888 (84.28%) Windows
2 5968 (46.20%) Windows Server
3 4062 (31.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3276 (25.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 2852 (22.08%) Windows 7
6 1880 (14.55%) Linux
7 1724 (13.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 1410 (10.91%) Windows 8
9 1096 (8.48%) Windows XP
10 589 (4.56%) Unix
11 406 (3.14%) Android
12 360 (2.79%) Windows 10
13 312 (2.42%) Mac OS X
14 292 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 243 (1.88%) Apple iOS
16 183 (1.42%) Windows Vista
17 179 (1.39%) Mac OS
18 177 (1.37%) CentOS
19 110 (0.85%) Solaris
20 98 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3376 (26.13%) ITIL
2 702 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 615 (4.76%) Migration
4 579 (4.48%) Service Management
5 550 (4.26%) Service Delivery
6 535 (4.14%) Mentoring
7 513 (3.97%) Project Management
8 495 (3.83%) Incident Management
9 473 (3.66%) Change Management
10 426 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
10 426 (3.30%) Presales
11 425 (3.29%) High Availability
12 416 (3.22%) Problem Management
13 414 (3.20%) Information Security
14 368 (2.85%) Load Balancing
15 335 (2.59%) Root Cause Analysis
16 327 (2.53%) Business Continuity
17 320 (2.48%) CRM
18 319 (2.47%) Time Management
19 279 (2.16%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2157 (16.70%) SQL
2 1266 (9.80%) PowerShell
3 391 (3.03%) C#
4 306 (2.37%) Perl
5 248 (1.92%) Java
6 236 (1.83%) C
7 214 (1.66%) VBScript
8 211 (1.63%) JavaScript
9 207 (1.60%) Python
10 201 (1.56%) Bash Shell
11 161 (1.25%) VB
12 146 (1.13%) T-SQL
13 103 (0.80%) PHP
13 103 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 76 (0.59%) VB.NET
15 68 (0.53%) Ruby
16 67 (0.52%) C++
17 65 (0.50%) VBA
18 30 (0.23%) Korn
19 15 (0.12%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2266 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 1403 (10.86%) MCSE
3 1065 (8.24%) Degree
4 928 (7.18%) Cisco Certification
5 803 (6.22%) MCSA
6 749 (5.80%) CCNA
7 651 (5.04%) MCP
8 648 (5.02%) MCITP
9 548 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 537 (4.16%) Security Cleared
11 370 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
12 301 (2.33%) MCTS
13 298 (2.31%) SC Cleared
14 282 (2.18%) CCNP
15 221 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
16 162 (1.25%) CCA
17 146 (1.13%) CISSP
17 146 (1.13%) DV Cleared
18 142 (1.10%) MCDST
19 107 (0.83%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1152 (8.92%) SLA
2 209 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 163 (1.26%) QA
4 125 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 42 (0.33%) COBIT
6 38 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 35 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 30 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.093%) JSP 440
10 7 (0.054%) ISO27002
10 7 (0.054%) SAS 70
11 6 (0.046%) HL7
12 5 (0.039%) ISO22301
13 4 (0.031%) ISO15022
13 4 (0.031%) ISO20022
14 3 (0.023%) DICOM
14 3 (0.023%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (0.023%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.023%) ISO 9000
15 1 (0.008%) ISO 14000
System Software
1 3482 (26.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2041 (15.80%) Hyper-V
3 1034 (8.00%) XenApp
4 976 (7.55%) vSphere
5 522 (4.04%) VMware ESX
6 404 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
7 372 (2.88%) XenDesktop
8 321 (2.48%) Terminal Services
9 224 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
10 136 (1.05%) NFS
11 132 (1.02%) XenServer
12 123 (0.95%) Xen
13 107 (0.83%) vCloud
14 99 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
15 93 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 84 (0.65%) Terminal Server
16 84 (0.65%) VMware Server
17 75 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
18 70 (0.54%) DFS Replication
19 69 (0.53%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1567 (12.13%) SCCM
2 665 (5.15%) SCOM
3 407 (3.15%) Backup Exec
4 309 (2.39%) WSUS
5 161 (1.25%) Nagios
5 161 (1.25%) Puppet
6 160 (1.24%) NetBackup
7 134 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
8 128 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 122 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 120 (0.93%) SCVMM
11 107 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
12 104 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
13 92 (0.71%) Windows Intune
14 78 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 77 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 74 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
17 70 (0.54%) SCOrch
18 68 (0.53%) AirWatch
19 67 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 7423 (57.46%) Microsoft
2 5559 (43.03%) VMware
3 3209 (24.84%) Citrix
4 2491 (19.28%) Cisco
5 1311 (10.15%) HP
6 817 (6.32%) NetApp
7 742 (5.74%) Dell
8 659 (5.10%) Symantec
9 657 (5.09%) Oracle
10 467 (3.61%) Apple
11 447 (3.46%) EMC
12 359 (2.78%) Red Hat
13 353 (2.73%) Veeam
14 290 (2.24%) SolarWinds
15 272 (2.11%) IBM
16 239 (1.85%) Avaya
16 239 (1.85%) CheckPoint
16 239 (1.85%) McAfee
17 209 (1.62%) Juniper
18 198 (1.53%) Google
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