The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 39 37
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 6646 5718 6131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 6.04% 5.61% 5.51%
As % of the System Software category 56.95% 56.17% 57.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5687 4951 5398
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £33,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
System Software Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
11670 10179 10588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.61% 9.99% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 9742 8724 9217
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Active Directory
UK

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +8 2857 £38,000 -10.58% 296
South East -4 1542 £32,500 -7.14% 157
Yorkshire +10 535 £31,500 +5.00% 65
East of England +7 497 £32,500 -1.51% 61
South West +14 392 £30,000 -7.69% 76
North West +2 364 £29,500 -9.23% 51
West Midlands -2 287 £33,750 +2.27% 46
East Midlands -11 165 £33,500 +3.07% 30
North East -7 24 £25,000 -28.57% 4
Midlands +9 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 11080 (83.48%) Windows
2 7565 (57.00%) Microsoft
3 5539 (41.73%) VMware
4 5099 (38.42%) MS Exchange
5 4757 (35.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 3979 (29.98%) MS Excel
7 3620 (27.27%) Citrix
8 3543 (26.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3306 (24.91%) ITIL
10 3158 (23.79%) MS Office
11 3087 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 3077 (23.18%) Windows 7
13 2956 (22.27%) DNS
14 2745 (20.68%) Microsoft Certification
15 2623 (19.76%) Cisco
16 2521 (18.99%) SQL Server
17 2484 (18.71%) Exchange Server 2010
18 2470 (18.61%) SQL
19 2464 (18.56%) Firewall
20 2398 (18.07%) TCP/IP
21 2391 (18.01%) Finance
22 2240 (16.88%) SAN
23 2184 (16.45%) Windows Server 2012
24 2145 (16.16%) DHCP
25 2111 (15.90%) Windows XP
26 1780 (13.41%) Hyper-V
27 1767 (13.31%) Linux
28 1754 (13.21%) MCSE
29 1624 (12.24%) LAN
30 1580 (11.90%) HP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 5099 (38.42%) MS Exchange
2 2484 (18.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1571 (11.84%) SharePoint
4 1466 (11.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1303 (9.82%) IIS
6 992 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 968 (7.29%) Lync
8 954 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 774 (5.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 314 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 292 (2.20%) Apache
12 198 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
13 185 (1.39%) IBM Notes
14 183 (1.38%) Tomcat
15 147 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
16 116 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
17 99 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
18 91 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
19 80 (0.60%) WorkSite
19 80 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 3979 (29.98%) MS Excel
2 3158 (23.79%) MS Office
3 233 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 119 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 80 (0.60%) MS Project
6 24 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 19 (0.14%) PowerPivot
8 17 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 13 (0.098%) InfoPath
10 11 (0.083%) SPSS
11 10 (0.075%) FastStats
12 8 (0.060%) InDesign
12 8 (0.060%) AutoCAD
13 7 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (0.030%) S-PLUS
15 3 (0.023%) Final Cut Pro
16 2 (0.015%) SketchUp
16 2 (0.015%) Revit
16 2 (0.015%) Maya
Business Applications
1 138 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
3 29 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 28 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 26 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 23 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 21 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 18 (0.14%) Eikon
9 15 (0.11%) Maximo
9 15 (0.11%) Magento
9 15 (0.11%) Markit EDM
10 14 (0.11%) Sage 200
11 11 (0.083%) Oracle CRM
11 11 (0.083%) SunGard APT
11 11 (0.083%) FastVal
12 9 (0.068%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 8 (0.060%) SalesLogix
14 7 (0.053%) AWD
15 6 (0.045%) Oracle EBS R12
15 6 (0.045%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 818 (6.16%) Office 365
2 243 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 162 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 135 (1.02%) SaaS
5 105 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 75 (0.57%) IaaS
7 56 (0.42%) PaaS
8 52 (0.39%) Google Apps
9 16 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.038%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.038%) Joyent
11 4 (0.030%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.023%) Force.com
12 3 (0.023%) GitHub
12 3 (0.023%) Route 53
13 1 (0.008%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2956 (22.27%) DNS
2 2464 (18.56%) Firewall
3 2398 (18.07%) TCP/IP
4 2240 (16.88%) SAN
5 2145 (16.16%) DHCP
6 1624 (12.24%) LAN
7 1506 (11.35%) WAN
8 1380 (10.40%) VPN
9 651 (4.90%) Internet
10 623 (4.69%) VoIP
11 582 (4.38%) NAS
12 501 (3.77%) Wireless
13 391 (2.95%) VLAN
14 376 (2.83%) LDAP
15 281 (2.12%) Network Security
16 271 (2.04%) SSL
17 247 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
18 229 (1.73%) SMTP
19 220 (1.66%) HTTP
20 199 (1.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2521 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 681 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 385 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 267 (2.01%) MySQL
5 241 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 205 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 172 (1.30%) Oracle Database
8 160 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 127 (0.96%) Relational Database
10 81 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 66 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
12 63 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
13 50 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
14 48 (0.36%) RDBMS
15 46 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
16 45 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
17 37 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
17 37 (0.28%) NoSQL
18 33 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
19 32 (0.24%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 140 (1.05%) Subversion
2 93 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 92 (0.69%) Visual Studio
4 90 (0.68%) Git (software)
5 70 (0.53%) JIRA
6 58 (0.44%) MSI
7 39 (0.29%) Jenkins
8 33 (0.25%) AdminStudio
9 32 (0.24%) InstallShield
10 27 (0.20%) CruiseControl
10 27 (0.20%) MSBuild
11 23 (0.17%) TeamCity
12 22 (0.17%) Eclipse
13 21 (0.16%) NUnit
13 21 (0.16%) Moq
14 18 (0.14%) JUnit
15 17 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
16 16 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 13 (0.098%) WebLOAD
17 13 (0.098%) AQtime
General
1 2391 (18.01%) Finance
2 536 (4.04%) Law
3 451 (3.40%) Banking
4 423 (3.19%) Legal
5 385 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 340 (2.56%) Retail
7 209 (1.57%) Advertising
8 179 (1.35%) Marketing
9 170 (1.28%) Back Office
10 149 (1.12%) Financial Institution
11 122 (0.92%) Investment Banking
12 115 (0.87%) Manufacturing
13 77 (0.58%) Publishing
14 63 (0.47%) French Language
15 59 (0.44%) Electronics
16 52 (0.39%) Games
17 50 (0.38%) German Language
18 42 (0.32%) Front Office
19 40 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
20 32 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 3299 (24.85%) Analyst
2 1987 (14.97%) Support Engineer
3 1790 (13.49%) Support Analyst
4 1133 (8.54%) 2nd Line Support
5 1115 (8.40%) IT Support
6 1078 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1032 (7.78%) Administrator
8 847 (6.38%) Service Analyst
9 817 (6.16%) Service Desk Analyst
10 752 (5.67%) 3rd Line Support
11 733 (5.52%) Systems Administrator
12 700 (5.27%) Consultant
13 646 (4.87%) Desktop Support
14 602 (4.54%) Technical Support
15 542 (4.08%) Architect
16 517 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
17 505 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
18 420 (3.16%) IT Support Analyst
19 379 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 352 (2.65%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 567 (4.27%) .NET
2 296 (2.23%) Web Services
3 262 (1.97%) HTML
4 239 (1.80%) ASP.NET
5 199 (1.50%) XML
6 157 (1.18%) CSS
7 113 (0.85%) Application Packaging
8 111 (0.84%) COM
9 107 (0.81%) jQuery
10 97 (0.73%) LAMP
10 97 (0.73%) .NET Framework
11 85 (0.64%) HTML5
12 84 (0.63%) WCF
12 84 (0.63%) Ajax
13 83 (0.63%) Middleware
14 82 (0.62%) Software Packaging
15 61 (0.46%) MSMQ
16 47 (0.35%) J2EE
17 42 (0.32%) CSS3
18 41 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1320 (9.95%) Blackberry
2 732 (5.51%) Clustering
3 424 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 331 (2.49%) Computer Science
5 289 (2.18%) Replication
6 277 (2.09%) Hedge funds
7 218 (1.64%) iPhone
8 181 (1.36%) Fat Client
8 181 (1.36%) Thin Client
9 164 (1.24%) PKI
10 148 (1.12%) iPad
11 147 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
12 139 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
13 130 (0.98%) Statistics
14 118 (0.89%) PDA
15 108 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
16 105 (0.79%) Client/Server
17 95 (0.72%) EqualLogic
18 82 (0.62%) Open Source
19 67 (0.50%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 11080 (83.48%) Windows
2 4757 (35.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 3087 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 3077 (23.18%) Windows 7
5 2184 (16.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2111 (15.90%) Windows XP
7 1767 (13.31%) Linux
8 1013 (7.63%) Windows 8
9 585 (4.41%) UNIX
10 354 (2.67%) Windows Vista
11 315 (2.37%) Mac OS X
12 254 (1.91%) Android
13 250 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 226 (1.70%) Solaris
15 200 (1.51%) Apple iOS
16 199 (1.50%) Windows 2000
17 185 (1.39%) Mac OS
18 110 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
19 96 (0.72%) CentOS
20 76 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3306 (24.91%) ITIL
2 672 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 624 (4.70%) Migration
4 617 (4.65%) Service Delivery
5 611 (4.60%) Project Management
6 594 (4.48%) Service Management
7 491 (3.70%) Incident Management
8 453 (3.41%) Problem Management
9 428 (3.22%) Change Management
10 349 (2.63%) Change Control
11 338 (2.55%) Load Balancing
12 324 (2.44%) CRM
13 313 (2.36%) E-Commerce
14 308 (2.32%) Time Management
15 295 (2.22%) PRINCE2
16 284 (2.14%) Asset Management
17 281 (2.12%) Configuration Management
18 261 (1.97%) Root Cause Analysis
19 231 (1.74%) Performance Tuning
20 206 (1.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2470 (18.61%) SQL
2 1296 (9.76%) PowerShell
3 312 (2.35%) VB
4 309 (2.33%) VBScript
5 287 (2.16%) C#
6 246 (1.85%) Perl
7 234 (1.76%) Java
8 197 (1.48%) JavaScript
9 181 (1.36%) Bash Shell
10 172 (1.30%) Python
11 168 (1.27%) C
12 164 (1.24%) T-SQL
13 113 (0.85%) Shell Script
14 112 (0.84%) PHP
15 80 (0.60%) VBA
16 64 (0.48%) VB.NET
17 49 (0.37%) Ruby
18 47 (0.35%) C++
19 25 (0.19%) VB6
20 22 (0.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2745 (20.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 1754 (13.21%) MCSE
3 1233 (9.29%) Degree
4 1025 (7.72%) MCITP
5 867 (6.53%) Cisco Certification
6 811 (6.11%) MCP
6 811 (6.11%) MCSA
7 749 (5.64%) CCNA
8 612 (4.61%) Security Cleared
9 535 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 441 (3.32%) SC Cleared
11 320 (2.41%) MCTS
12 296 (2.23%) Citrix Certification
13 294 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
14 253 (1.91%) CCNP
15 206 (1.55%) CCA
16 171 (1.29%) DV Cleared
17 131 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 112 (0.84%) MCDST
19 107 (0.81%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1156 (8.71%) SLA
2 171 (1.29%) QA
3 167 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 115 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 113 (0.85%) ISO 9001
6 62 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (0.19%) COBIT
8 11 (0.083%) HL7
9 10 (0.075%) BS7799
10 8 (0.060%) GMP
11 7 (0.053%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 7 (0.053%) GAMP
11 7 (0.053%) GCP
12 4 (0.030%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.023%) DICOM
14 2 (0.015%) ISO 9000
15 1 (0.008%) GLP
15 1 (0.008%) JSP 440
15 1 (0.008%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3543 (26.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1780 (13.41%) Hyper-V
3 1185 (8.93%) XenApp
4 1107 (8.34%) vSphere
5 753 (5.67%) VMware ESX
6 663 (5.00%) XenDesktop
7 459 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
8 352 (2.65%) XenServer
9 346 (2.61%) Terminal Services
10 265 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
11 152 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 148 (1.12%) ISA Server
13 135 (1.02%) UAG
14 128 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
15 105 (0.79%) Xen
16 93 (0.70%) MetaFrame
17 92 (0.69%) Terminal Server
18 88 (0.66%) NFS
19 79 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
20 78 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1501 (11.31%) SCCM
2 653 (4.92%) SCOM
3 509 (3.83%) Backup Exec
4 422 (3.18%) WSUS
5 263 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
6 242 (1.82%) NetBackup
7 152 (1.15%) Nagios
8 146 (1.10%) Puppet
9 106 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 100 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 93 (0.70%) SCVMM
12 90 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
13 89 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 86 (0.65%) ARCserve
15 83 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
16 71 (0.53%) Tivoli
17 68 (0.51%) HP SIM
18 65 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
19 52 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
20 50 (0.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7565 (57.00%) Microsoft
2 5539 (41.73%) VMware
3 3620 (27.27%) Citrix
4 2623 (19.76%) Cisco
5 1580 (11.90%) HP
6 782 (5.89%) Symantec
7 697 (5.25%) NetApp
8 647 (4.87%) Oracle
9 613 (4.62%) Dell
10 483 (3.64%) Apple
11 462 (3.48%) EMC
12 341 (2.57%) CheckPoint
13 324 (2.44%) Red Hat
14 306 (2.31%) IBM
15 294 (2.22%) Juniper
16 273 (2.06%) McAfee
17 231 (1.74%) Remedy
18 224 (1.69%) Avaya
19 215 (1.62%) Bloomberg
20 211 (1.59%) Lotus
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £14,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: benefits package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bedfordshire
Code Red Associates
Salary: £15000 to £20000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £4000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Bonus + pension + Healtcare
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ISL
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + on call
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus + good bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £17k - £20k + bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago