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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 7099 5691 5900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 7.22% 5.89% 5.65%
As % of the System Software category 58.59% 56.41% 56.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6212 4922 5143
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -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
12116 10089 10487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 12.32% 10.43% 10.04%
Number of salaries quoted 10359 8412 8981
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +13 2996 £40,000 - 365
South East +2 1554 £34,000 -4.49% 230
East of England +9 503 £32,500 - 71
Yorkshire +4 492 £30,000 - 68
North West +15 429 £31,000 +9.73% 61
West Midlands +20 423 £31,000 +3.33% 61
South West +10 414 £34,000 -2.85% 96
East Midlands +23 222 £27,500 -21.42% 40
North East +26 59 £27,500 +7.84% 4
Midlands -3 3 £35,000 - 1
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 12144 (85.80%) Windows
2 8206 (57.98%) Microsoft
3 6033 (42.62%) VMware
4 5451 (38.51%) MS Exchange
5 4898 (34.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 4120 (29.11%) MS Excel
7 4021 (28.41%) Citrix
8 3972 (28.06%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3521 (24.88%) ITIL
10 3520 (24.87%) MS Office
11 3342 (23.61%) Windows 7
12 3300 (23.31%) DNS
13 3099 (21.89%) Windows Server 2003
14 2976 (21.03%) Windows Server 2012
15 2782 (19.66%) Cisco
16 2772 (19.58%) Firewall
17 2711 (19.15%) SQL Server
18 2633 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
19 2618 (18.50%) Exchange Server 2010
20 2412 (17.04%) SAN
21 2376 (16.79%) SQL
22 2364 (16.70%) DHCP
23 2354 (16.63%) Finance
24 2321 (16.40%) TCP/IP
25 2153 (15.21%) Hyper-V
26 2116 (14.95%) Windows XP
27 1880 (13.28%) LAN
28 1802 (12.73%) WAN
29 1753 (12.39%) MCSE
30 1714 (12.11%) SCCM

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 5451 (38.51%) MS Exchange
2 2618 (18.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1617 (11.42%) SharePoint
4 1492 (10.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1315 (9.29%) IIS
6 1290 (9.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1177 (8.32%) Lync
8 984 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 842 (5.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 310 (2.19%) Apache
11 294 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
12 194 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
13 170 (1.20%) IBM Notes
14 163 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
15 143 (1.01%) Tomcat
16 101 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
17 84 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
18 72 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
19 58 (0.41%) WebLogic
20 54 (0.38%) WorkSite
Applications
1 4120 (29.11%) MS Excel
2 3520 (24.87%) MS Office
3 262 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 119 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 71 (0.50%) MS Project
6 28 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 19 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.064%) AutoCAD
11 8 (0.057%) SPSS
11 8 (0.057%) PowerPivot
12 7 (0.049%) Acrobat
13 6 (0.042%) Revit
14 5 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
15 3 (0.021%) S-PLUS
16 2 (0.014%) SketchUp
16 2 (0.014%) Final Cut Pro
17 1 (0.007%) Maya
17 1 (0.007%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 151 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
3 44 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 42 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 29 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 27 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 16 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
7 16 (0.11%) Eikon
8 12 (0.085%) SalesLogix
9 10 (0.071%) assyst
9 10 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.064%) RiskWrite
11 8 (0.057%) Sage 50
11 8 (0.057%) Google Analytics
12 7 (0.049%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 7 (0.049%) Oracle EBS R12
13 6 (0.042%) AWD
13 6 (0.042%) GoldMine
13 6 (0.042%) Cognos TM1
14 4 (0.028%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 998 (7.05%) Office 365
2 361 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 123 (0.87%) SaaS
4 120 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 116 (0.82%) IaaS
6 113 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
7 70 (0.49%) Google Apps
8 62 (0.44%) PaaS
9 13 (0.092%) Terremark
10 12 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.071%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.049%) CloudFront
13 5 (0.035%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.028%) Trello
14 4 (0.028%) GitHub
15 3 (0.021%) Route 53
15 3 (0.021%) Rackspace Cloud
16 2 (0.014%) ElastiCache
16 2 (0.014%) Sumo Logic
16 2 (0.014%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 3300 (23.31%) DNS
2 2772 (19.58%) Firewall
3 2412 (17.04%) SAN
4 2364 (16.70%) DHCP
5 2321 (16.40%) TCP/IP
6 1880 (13.28%) LAN
7 1802 (12.73%) WAN
8 1427 (10.08%) VPN
9 727 (5.14%) VoIP
10 704 (4.97%) Internet
11 564 (3.98%) NAS
12 492 (3.48%) Wireless
13 456 (3.22%) VLAN
14 358 (2.53%) Network Security
15 354 (2.50%) iSCSI
16 273 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
17 240 (1.70%) MPLS
18 234 (1.65%) SMTP
19 230 (1.62%) SSL
20 220 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2711 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 717 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 404 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 235 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 221 (1.56%) MySQL
6 153 (1.08%) Oracle Database
7 136 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
8 117 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 89 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 84 (0.59%) Relational Database
11 74 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 74 (0.52%) MS Access
12 63 (0.45%) EDRMS
12 63 (0.45%) IDOL
13 50 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
14 43 (0.30%) RDBMS
15 40 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
16 37 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
16 37 (0.26%) Big Data
17 30 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 105 (0.74%) Visual Studio
2 100 (0.71%) Subversion
3 84 (0.59%) JIRA
4 74 (0.52%) Jenkins
5 65 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 62 (0.44%) MSI
7 59 (0.42%) Git (software)
8 31 (0.22%) InstallShield
8 31 (0.22%) LoadRunner
9 30 (0.21%) TeamCity
10 26 (0.18%) Artifactory
11 25 (0.18%) AdminStudio
12 20 (0.14%) Selenium
12 20 (0.14%) Hudson
13 19 (0.13%) Moq
13 19 (0.13%) NUnit
14 18 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 18 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
15 17 (0.12%) Ant
16 15 (0.11%) FogBugz
General
1 2354 (16.63%) Finance
2 600 (4.24%) Law
3 521 (3.68%) Banking
4 501 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 435 (3.07%) Legal
6 429 (3.03%) Retail
7 201 (1.42%) Advertising
8 175 (1.24%) Back Office
9 137 (0.97%) Financial Institution
10 136 (0.96%) Marketing
11 116 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 115 (0.81%) Investment Banking
13 88 (0.62%) Publishing
14 52 (0.37%) Front Office
15 48 (0.34%) Electronics
15 48 (0.34%) Games
15 48 (0.34%) German Language
16 47 (0.33%) French Language
17 36 (0.25%) Spanish Language
18 30 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3378 (23.87%) Analyst
2 2491 (17.60%) Support Engineer
3 1642 (11.60%) Support Analyst
4 1407 (9.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1233 (8.71%) IT Support
6 1178 (8.32%) 2nd Line Support
7 1013 (7.16%) Service Analyst
8 991 (7.00%) Service Desk Analyst
9 899 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
10 868 (6.13%) Administrator
11 774 (5.47%) Consultant
12 752 (5.31%) Desktop Support
13 597 (4.22%) Systems Administrator
14 576 (4.07%) Technical Support
15 553 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
16 494 (3.49%) Architect
17 467 (3.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 464 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 461 (3.26%) 1st Line Support
20 429 (3.03%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 557 (3.94%) .NET
2 242 (1.71%) ASP.NET
3 235 (1.66%) Web Services
4 191 (1.35%) HTML
5 144 (1.02%) CSS
6 142 (1.00%) Application Packaging
7 137 (0.97%) XML
8 90 (0.64%) jQuery
9 88 (0.62%) WCF
10 72 (0.51%) Software Packaging
11 65 (0.46%) .NET Framework
12 51 (0.36%) Ajax
12 51 (0.36%) SOAP
13 50 (0.35%) COM
13 50 (0.35%) Middleware
14 47 (0.33%) MSMQ
15 43 (0.30%) Classic ASP
16 41 (0.29%) HTML5
16 41 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 40 (0.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1523 (10.76%) Blackberry
2 794 (5.61%) Clustering
3 788 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
4 407 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 404 (2.85%) Computer Science
6 358 (2.53%) Replication
7 265 (1.87%) Hedge funds
8 264 (1.87%) iPhone
9 240 (1.70%) Thin Client
9 240 (1.70%) Fat Client
10 136 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 132 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
11 132 (0.93%) iPad
12 127 (0.90%) Statistics
13 120 (0.85%) PKI
14 104 (0.73%) PDA
15 86 (0.61%) Mathematics
16 75 (0.53%) EqualLogic
17 74 (0.52%) Client/Server
18 73 (0.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12144 (85.80%) Windows
2 4898 (34.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 3342 (23.61%) Windows 7
4 3099 (21.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 2976 (21.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 2116 (14.95%) Windows XP
7 1505 (10.63%) Linux
8 1384 (9.78%) Windows 8
9 533 (3.77%) UNIX
10 423 (2.99%) Windows Vista
11 364 (2.57%) Mac OS X
12 310 (2.19%) Android
13 272 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 234 (1.65%) Apple iOS
15 227 (1.60%) Windows 2000
16 181 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
17 160 (1.13%) Solaris
18 151 (1.07%) Mac OS
19 141 (1.00%) CentOS
20 75 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3521 (24.88%) ITIL
2 885 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 688 (4.86%) Migration
4 671 (4.74%) Service Delivery
5 562 (3.97%) Service Management
6 553 (3.91%) Project Management
7 526 (3.72%) Incident Management
8 467 (3.30%) Change Management
9 455 (3.21%) Mentoring
10 369 (2.61%) Problem Management
11 325 (2.30%) Change Control
12 322 (2.27%) Configuration Management
13 320 (2.26%) Load Balancing
14 302 (2.13%) CRM
15 294 (2.08%) Business Continuity
16 275 (1.94%) Asset Management
17 273 (1.93%) Time Management
18 263 (1.86%) Kalman Filter
19 251 (1.77%) Root Cause Analysis
20 246 (1.74%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2376 (16.79%) SQL
2 1426 (10.07%) PowerShell
3 348 (2.46%) VBScript
4 316 (2.23%) C#
5 293 (2.07%) VB
6 250 (1.77%) Perl
7 196 (1.38%) Python
8 189 (1.34%) C
9 187 (1.32%) Java
10 162 (1.14%) JavaScript
11 145 (1.02%) Bash Shell
12 138 (0.97%) T-SQL
13 106 (0.75%) VB.NET
14 101 (0.71%) PHP
15 94 (0.66%) Shell Script
16 80 (0.57%) VBA
17 47 (0.33%) C++
18 44 (0.31%) Ruby
19 39 (0.28%) VB6
20 12 (0.085%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2633 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 1753 (12.39%) MCSE
3 1307 (9.23%) Degree
4 980 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
5 939 (6.63%) MCP
6 921 (6.51%) Security Cleared
7 882 (6.23%) MCSA
8 832 (5.88%) MCITP
9 823 (5.81%) CCNA
10 735 (5.19%) SC Cleared
11 679 (4.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 336 (2.37%) DV Cleared
13 331 (2.34%) MCTS
14 320 (2.26%) Citrix Certification
15 310 (2.19%) CCNP
16 296 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
17 261 (1.84%) CCA
18 160 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 142 (1.00%) MCDST
20 127 (0.90%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1321 (9.33%) SLA
2 171 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 137 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 92 (0.65%) QA
5 76 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 68 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 23 (0.16%) COBIT
8 10 (0.071%) JSP 440
9 8 (0.057%) BS7799
10 6 (0.042%) GPG13
11 5 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 5 (0.035%) HL7
11 5 (0.035%) DICOM
12 1 (0.007%) HMG Infosec
12 1 (0.007%) BS25999
12 1 (0.007%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.007%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.007%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.007%) GxP
System Software
1 3972 (28.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2153 (15.21%) Hyper-V
3 1495 (10.56%) XenApp
4 1249 (8.82%) vSphere
5 790 (5.58%) VMware ESX
6 611 (4.32%) XenDesktop
7 478 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
8 390 (2.76%) Terminal Services
9 292 (2.06%) XenServer
10 269 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
11 206 (1.46%) ISA Server
12 179 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 135 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 122 (0.86%) VMware Server
15 104 (0.73%) MetaFrame
15 104 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
16 97 (0.69%) vCloud
17 91 (0.64%) UAG
18 90 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
19 89 (0.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1714 (12.11%) SCCM
2 974 (6.88%) SCOM
3 549 (3.88%) Backup Exec
4 359 (2.54%) NetBackup
5 338 (2.39%) WSUS
6 321 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 195 (1.38%) SCVMM
8 177 (1.25%) Nagios
9 127 (0.90%) Puppet
10 126 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 102 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 96 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 87 (0.61%) SCDPM
14 84 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 79 (0.56%) HP SIM
16 73 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
16 73 (0.52%) SCOrch
17 71 (0.50%) Tivoli
18 61 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
19 58 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8206 (57.98%) Microsoft
2 6033 (42.62%) VMware
3 4021 (28.41%) Citrix
4 2782 (19.66%) Cisco
5 1520 (10.74%) HP
6 893 (6.31%) Symantec
7 747 (5.28%) NetApp
8 705 (4.98%) Dell
9 579 (4.09%) Oracle
10 552 (3.90%) EMC
11 518 (3.66%) Apple
12 388 (2.74%) Red Hat
13 351 (2.48%) Avaya
14 348 (2.46%) Juniper
15 288 (2.03%) CheckPoint
16 278 (1.96%) Veeam
17 274 (1.94%) IBM
18 252 (1.78%) Bloomberg
19 240 (1.70%) Sophos
20 232 (1.64%) McAfee
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + ben
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £17,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £45000 - £56000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Overtime & On-call
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Boston Hale
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + 10% pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + car
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 23000 - 25000 plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £4100 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harris Global
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £23500.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £18k - 22k per year + Overtime & Shift Allowance
Posted: 15 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Gerrard White
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Logix Resourcing (Permanent)
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £15000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago