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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 33 40
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 6309 6646 5718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 6.16% 6.04% 5.61%
As % of the System Software category 55.19% 55.74% 55.04%
Number of salaries quoted 5524 5687 4951
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
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
11431 11924 10388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 11.15% 10.84% 10.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9567 9939 8911
Average salary £40,000 £41,250 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% -1.78%
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 £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -3 2488 £39,500 +3.94% 274
South East +4 1605 £35,000 +7.69% 158
East of England +7 578 £35,000 +7.69% 69
Yorkshire -11 412 £32,500 +3.17% 53
South West -7 359 £29,500 -1.66% 55
North West 0 347 £30,000 +1.69% 83
West Midlands -3 339 £34,180 +1.27% 51
East Midlands -1 162 £27,500 -17.91% 36
North East -5 31 £27,500 +10.00% 1
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11426 (84.52%) Windows
2 7671 (56.75%) Microsoft
3 6128 (45.33%) VMware
4 5116 (37.85%) MS Exchange
5 4513 (33.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 3882 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3719 (27.51%) MS Excel
8 3526 (26.08%) ITIL
9 3490 (25.82%) Citrix
10 3395 (25.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 3072 (22.73%) DNS
12 3070 (22.71%) Windows 7
13 2944 (21.78%) MS Office
14 2682 (19.84%) Cisco
15 2568 (19.00%) Exchange Server 2010
16 2556 (18.91%) SQL Server
17 2536 (18.76%) Microsoft Certification
18 2510 (18.57%) Windows Server 2003
19 2445 (18.09%) Firewall
20 2304 (17.04%) DHCP
21 2281 (16.87%) SQL
22 2233 (16.52%) SAN
23 2171 (16.06%) TCP/IP
24 2134 (15.79%) Finance
25 2013 (14.89%) Hyper-V
26 1875 (13.87%) LAN
27 1796 (13.29%) WAN
28 1787 (13.22%) SCCM
29 1774 (13.12%) Linux
30 1652 (12.22%) HP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5116 (37.85%) MS Exchange
2 2568 (19.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1313 (9.71%) SharePoint
4 1278 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1194 (8.83%) IIS
6 1113 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1031 (7.63%) Lync
8 706 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 701 (5.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 183 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 174 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
12 172 (1.27%) Apache
13 126 (0.93%) IBM Notes
14 108 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
15 90 (0.67%) WorkSite
16 83 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
17 76 (0.56%) Tomcat
18 74 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2000
19 62 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
20 46 (0.34%) nginx
Applications
1 3719 (27.51%) MS Excel
2 2944 (21.78%) MS Office
3 198 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 141 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 55 (0.41%) MS Project
6 45 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 16 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 12 (0.089%) AutoCAD
9 11 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.067%) Acrobat
11 8 (0.059%) Photoshop
12 6 (0.044%) InDesign
13 5 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.022%) Revit
14 3 (0.022%) ProjectWise
14 3 (0.022%) S-PLUS
15 2 (0.015%) Final Cut Pro
15 2 (0.015%) SketchUp
16 1 (0.007%) PowerPivot
16 1 (0.007%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 119 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.46%) Dynamics GP
3 48 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 35 (0.26%) Northgate Housing
5 21 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 19 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 19 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 15 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.067%) Oracle Payables
8 9 (0.067%) Maximo
8 9 (0.067%) Sophis RISQUE
8 9 (0.067%) assyst
9 8 (0.059%) Primavera
10 7 (0.052%) Hyperion Planning
10 7 (0.052%) Sage 200
10 7 (0.052%) Eikon
10 7 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.052%) HFM
11 6 (0.044%) Infor CRM
11 6 (0.044%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1300 (9.62%) Office 365
2 448 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 315 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
4 159 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
5 149 (1.10%) SaaS
6 138 (1.02%) Mimecast
7 102 (0.75%) IaaS
8 65 (0.48%) PaaS
9 52 (0.38%) Google Apps
10 36 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 17 (0.13%) Symantec.cloud
13 14 (0.10%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.096%) Yammer
14 13 (0.096%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (0.089%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.074%) OneDrive
17 9 (0.067%) GitHub
17 9 (0.067%) Terremark
18 7 (0.052%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 3072 (22.73%) DNS
2 2445 (18.09%) Firewall
3 2304 (17.04%) DHCP
4 2233 (16.52%) SAN
5 2171 (16.06%) TCP/IP
6 1875 (13.87%) LAN
7 1796 (13.29%) WAN
8 1293 (9.57%) VPN
9 770 (5.70%) VoIP
10 614 (4.54%) VLAN
11 576 (4.26%) NAS
12 544 (4.02%) Internet
13 458 (3.39%) Wireless
14 396 (2.93%) Network Security
15 297 (2.20%) LDAP
16 274 (2.03%) iSCSI
17 241 (1.78%) NetScaler
18 216 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
19 212 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
20 185 (1.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2556 (18.91%) SQL Server
2 623 (4.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 301 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 277 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 266 (1.97%) MySQL
6 117 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 112 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 111 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 82 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
10 78 (0.58%) Relational Database
11 65 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 50 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
13 46 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
14 39 (0.29%) NoSQL
15 37 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
16 35 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
17 31 (0.23%) RDBMS
18 26 (0.19%) Big Data
19 25 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
20 24 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 94 (0.70%) JIRA
2 92 (0.68%) Subversion
3 67 (0.50%) MSI
3 67 (0.50%) Git (software)
4 62 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 61 (0.45%) Visual Studio
6 47 (0.35%) InstallShield
7 44 (0.33%) Jenkins
8 27 (0.20%) Hudson
9 19 (0.14%) TeamCity
10 16 (0.12%) AdminStudio
11 14 (0.10%) ProC
12 10 (0.074%) Artifactory
12 10 (0.074%) SpecFlow
12 10 (0.074%) MSBuild
13 9 (0.067%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (0.067%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (0.044%) HP UFT
15 5 (0.037%) Mercurial
15 5 (0.037%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2134 (15.79%) Finance
2 597 (4.42%) Law
3 515 (3.81%) Legal
4 500 (3.70%) Banking
5 416 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 318 (2.35%) Retail
7 235 (1.74%) Advertising
8 200 (1.48%) Back Office
9 170 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 166 (1.23%) Manufacturing
11 124 (0.92%) Marketing
12 100 (0.74%) Investment Banking
13 90 (0.67%) Publishing
14 78 (0.58%) Front Office
15 72 (0.53%) Games
16 49 (0.36%) German Language
17 47 (0.35%) Electronics
18 41 (0.30%) French Language
18 41 (0.30%) Automotive
19 33 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3267 (24.17%) Analyst
2 2162 (15.99%) Support Engineer
3 1720 (12.72%) Support Analyst
4 1503 (11.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1169 (8.65%) 2nd Line Support
6 1132 (8.37%) IT Support
7 943 (6.98%) Administrator
8 813 (6.01%) Service Analyst
9 798 (5.90%) Service Desk Analyst
10 763 (5.64%) 3rd Line Support
11 738 (5.46%) Desktop Support
12 711 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
13 637 (4.71%) Consultant
14 581 (4.30%) Systems Engineer
15 566 (4.19%) 1st Line Support
16 557 (4.12%) Technical Support
17 529 (3.91%) Architect
18 474 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 456 (3.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 401 (2.97%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 452 (3.34%) .NET
2 316 (2.34%) Web Services
3 201 (1.49%) HTML
4 177 (1.31%) ASP.NET
5 144 (1.07%) Application Packaging
6 131 (0.97%) CSS
7 103 (0.76%) XML
8 94 (0.70%) Software Packaging
9 75 (0.55%) jQuery
10 64 (0.47%) Middleware
11 61 (0.45%) .NET Framework
12 54 (0.40%) COM
13 46 (0.34%) WCF
14 43 (0.32%) HTML5
15 41 (0.30%) Ajax
16 40 (0.30%) SOAP
17 34 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
17 34 (0.25%) WPF
18 32 (0.24%) LAMP
19 31 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1238 (9.16%) Blackberry
2 1120 (8.29%) Data Centre
3 752 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 642 (4.75%) Clustering
5 474 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 353 (2.61%) Replication
7 323 (2.39%) Computer Science
8 276 (2.04%) Fat Client
8 276 (2.04%) Thin Client
9 234 (1.73%) iPhone
10 209 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
11 183 (1.35%) iPad
12 180 (1.33%) Hedge funds
13 157 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 123 (0.91%) EqualLogic
15 119 (0.88%) Client/Server
16 112 (0.83%) Statistics
17 101 (0.75%) Mathematics
17 101 (0.75%) PKI
18 93 (0.69%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 11426 (84.52%) Windows
2 4513 (33.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 3395 (25.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 3070 (22.71%) Windows 7
5 2510 (18.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1774 (13.12%) Linux
7 1512 (11.19%) Windows XP
8 1373 (10.16%) Windows 8
9 535 (3.96%) UNIX
10 448 (3.31%) Android
11 374 (2.77%) Mac OS X
12 338 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 279 (2.06%) Apple iOS
14 259 (1.92%) Windows Vista
15 169 (1.25%) Windows 2000
16 135 (1.00%) Mac OS
17 125 (0.92%) CentOS
18 124 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
19 123 (0.91%) Solaris
20 88 (0.65%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3526 (26.08%) ITIL
2 801 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 720 (5.33%) Project Management
4 681 (5.04%) Service Delivery
5 672 (4.97%) Service Management
6 638 (4.72%) Migration
7 491 (3.63%) Change Management
8 484 (3.58%) Incident Management
9 449 (3.32%) Mentoring
10 428 (3.17%) Problem Management
11 361 (2.67%) Business Continuity
12 353 (2.61%) Time Management
13 351 (2.60%) Configuration Management
14 350 (2.59%) Information Security
15 348 (2.57%) CRM
16 308 (2.28%) Load Balancing
17 295 (2.18%) Asset Management
18 293 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
19 283 (2.09%) Agile Software Development
20 249 (1.84%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2281 (16.87%) SQL
2 1509 (11.16%) PowerShell
3 278 (2.06%) VBScript
4 241 (1.78%) VB
5 232 (1.72%) C#
6 230 (1.70%) C
7 229 (1.69%) Perl
8 176 (1.30%) JavaScript
9 167 (1.24%) Java
10 155 (1.15%) Bash Shell
11 137 (1.01%) T-SQL
12 127 (0.94%) Python
13 93 (0.69%) PHP
14 82 (0.61%) Shell Script
15 77 (0.57%) VBA
16 66 (0.49%) Ruby
17 40 (0.30%) VB.NET
18 31 (0.23%) C++
19 17 (0.13%) PL/SQL
20 14 (0.10%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2536 (18.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1601 (11.84%) MCSE
3 1127 (8.34%) Degree
4 904 (6.69%) Cisco Certification
5 902 (6.67%) MCP
6 786 (5.81%) CCNA
7 772 (5.71%) MCITP
8 760 (5.62%) MCSA
9 668 (4.94%) Security Cleared
10 589 (4.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 392 (2.90%) SC Cleared
12 318 (2.35%) MCTS
13 312 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
14 254 (1.88%) DV Cleared
15 239 (1.77%) CCNP
16 209 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
17 171 (1.26%) CCA
18 157 (1.16%) CISSP
19 144 (1.07%) A+ Certification
20 117 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1399 (10.35%) SLA
2 238 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 152 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 111 (0.82%) QA
5 98 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 43 (0.32%) COBIT
7 25 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 12 (0.089%) ISO 9000
9 10 (0.074%) FISMA
10 9 (0.067%) JSP 440
11 8 (0.059%) GPG13
12 3 (0.022%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.007%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.007%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.007%) BS7799
13 1 (0.007%) GMP
13 1 (0.007%) GLP
System Software
1 3882 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2013 (14.89%) Hyper-V
3 1256 (9.29%) XenApp
4 1155 (8.54%) vSphere
5 741 (5.48%) VMware ESX
6 520 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
7 498 (3.68%) XenDesktop
8 355 (2.63%) Terminal Services
9 300 (2.22%) XenServer
10 293 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 145 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 138 (1.02%) VMware Server
13 129 (0.95%) vCloud
14 124 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
15 119 (0.88%) Terminal Server
16 109 (0.81%) ISA Server
17 101 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
18 92 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 82 (0.61%) Xen
20 80 (0.59%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1787 (13.22%) SCCM
2 822 (6.08%) SCOM
3 420 (3.11%) Backup Exec
4 353 (2.61%) WSUS
5 213 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 184 (1.36%) NetBackup
7 154 (1.14%) Puppet
8 137 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 131 (0.97%) Nagios
10 95 (0.70%) SCVMM
11 94 (0.70%) AirWatch
12 76 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
13 74 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 73 (0.54%) HP SIM
15 69 (0.51%) ARCserve
16 61 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
17 60 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 58 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 54 (0.40%) OpenView
20 51 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7671 (56.75%) Microsoft
2 6128 (45.33%) VMware
3 3490 (25.82%) Citrix
4 2682 (19.84%) Cisco
5 1652 (12.22%) HP
6 794 (5.87%) NetApp
7 752 (5.56%) Symantec
8 642 (4.75%) Dell
9 545 (4.03%) Oracle
10 464 (3.43%) EMC
11 460 (3.40%) Apple
12 369 (2.73%) Red Hat
13 357 (2.64%) Juniper
14 291 (2.15%) Avaya
15 276 (2.04%) IBM
16 246 (1.82%) Remedy
16 246 (1.82%) Veeam
17 244 (1.81%) CheckPoint
18 238 (1.76%) SolarWinds
19 235 (1.74%) Sophos
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