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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 7067 5755 6341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 6.61% 5.75% 5.95%
As % of the System Software category 57.90% 55.36% 56.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5991 4985 5600
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
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
12206 10396 11252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 11.41% 10.39% 10.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10305 8858 9754
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +12 3000 £38,500 -9.41% 292
South East +4 1667 £32,500 - 225
Yorkshire +13 552 £32,000 +4.91% 72
East of England +11 538 £35,000 - 60
North West +1 383 £32,500 +8.33% 94
South West +18 380 £30,000 - 89
West Midlands -2 361 £32,500 +2.36% 59
East Midlands -7 179 £32,000 -5.88% 24
North East -2 42 £22,250 -33.58% 11
Midlands +5 4 £25,500 -67.09%
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 11518 (84.47%) Windows
2 7716 (56.59%) Microsoft
3 5788 (42.45%) VMware
4 5206 (38.18%) MS Exchange
5 4773 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3962 (29.06%) MS Excel
7 3858 (28.29%) Citrix
8 3726 (27.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3420 (25.08%) ITIL
10 3324 (24.38%) MS Office
11 3106 (22.78%) Windows 7
12 3068 (22.50%) DNS
13 3040 (22.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 2731 (20.03%) Cisco
15 2594 (19.02%) Microsoft Certification
16 2544 (18.66%) Firewall
17 2537 (18.61%) Windows Server 2012
18 2518 (18.47%) Exchange Server 2010
19 2509 (18.40%) SQL Server
20 2405 (17.64%) Finance
21 2324 (17.04%) SQL
22 2300 (16.87%) SAN
23 2254 (16.53%) TCP/IP
24 2214 (16.24%) DHCP
25 2099 (15.39%) Windows XP
26 1869 (13.71%) Hyper-V
27 1697 (12.44%) LAN
28 1672 (12.26%) MCSE
29 1639 (12.02%) WAN
30 1584 (11.62%) SCCM

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 5206 (38.18%) MS Exchange
2 2518 (18.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1552 (11.38%) SharePoint
4 1496 (10.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1344 (9.86%) IIS
6 1108 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 978 (7.17%) Lync
8 957 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2003
9 770 (5.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 308 (2.26%) Apache
11 295 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
12 207 (1.52%) IBM Notes
13 170 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
14 166 (1.22%) Tomcat
15 131 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
16 129 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2000
17 113 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
18 107 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
19 82 (0.60%) WebLogic
20 71 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3962 (29.06%) MS Excel
2 3324 (24.38%) MS Office
3 269 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 121 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 75 (0.55%) MS Project
6 31 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 20 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 15 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 14 (0.10%) PowerPivot
10 13 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
10 13 (0.095%) SPSS
11 9 (0.066%) AutoCAD
12 8 (0.059%) InDesign
12 8 (0.059%) FastStats
13 6 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.029%) Revit
15 3 (0.022%) S-PLUS
15 3 (0.022%) Maya
15 3 (0.022%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 145 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
3 29 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 28 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 26 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 22 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 18 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 15 (0.11%) SalesLogix
9 13 (0.095%) Eikon
9 13 (0.095%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 10 (0.073%) Oracle EBS R12
11 9 (0.066%) Google Analytics
11 9 (0.066%) assyst
11 9 (0.066%) Sage 50
11 9 (0.066%) Markit EDM
12 6 (0.044%) Towers Watson Igloo
12 6 (0.044%) Line 500
12 6 (0.044%) SAP Business One
13 5 (0.037%) Adaptiv
13 5 (0.037%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 834 (6.12%) Office 365
2 249 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 135 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
4 108 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 106 (0.78%) SaaS
6 88 (0.65%) IaaS
7 62 (0.45%) Google Apps
8 48 (0.35%) PaaS
9 15 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.029%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.029%) GitHub
11 2 (0.015%) Route 53
11 2 (0.015%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.007%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3068 (22.50%) DNS
2 2544 (18.66%) Firewall
3 2300 (16.87%) SAN
4 2254 (16.53%) TCP/IP
5 2214 (16.24%) DHCP
6 1697 (12.44%) LAN
7 1639 (12.02%) WAN
8 1342 (9.84%) VPN
9 696 (5.10%) VoIP
10 662 (4.85%) Internet
11 579 (4.25%) NAS
12 465 (3.41%) Wireless
13 365 (2.68%) VLAN
14 347 (2.54%) Network Security
15 295 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
16 275 (2.02%) LDAP
17 267 (1.96%) iSCSI
18 256 (1.88%) SSL
19 223 (1.64%) MPLS
20 219 (1.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2509 (18.40%) SQL Server
2 675 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 388 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 226 (1.66%) MySQL
5 182 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 172 (1.26%) Oracle Database
7 134 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 117 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 104 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
10 86 (0.63%) Relational Database
11 71 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 58 (0.43%) MS Access
13 55 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
14 54 (0.40%) EDRMS
15 51 (0.37%) IDOL
16 40 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
17 36 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
18 34 (0.25%) RDBMS
19 33 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
20 29 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 104 (0.76%) Subversion
2 92 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 87 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 77 (0.56%) MSI
5 71 (0.52%) JIRA
6 65 (0.48%) Git (software)
7 51 (0.37%) Jenkins
8 48 (0.35%) AdminStudio
9 44 (0.32%) InstallShield
10 26 (0.19%) Artifactory
11 22 (0.16%) CruiseControl
12 21 (0.15%) Eclipse
12 21 (0.15%) TeamCity
13 20 (0.15%) Ant
13 20 (0.15%) LoadRunner
14 19 (0.14%) WebLOAD
14 19 (0.14%) NUnit
14 19 (0.14%) Moq
15 18 (0.13%) MSBuild
15 18 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2405 (17.64%) Finance
2 512 (3.75%) Law
3 489 (3.59%) Banking
4 462 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 443 (3.25%) Legal
6 417 (3.06%) Retail
7 171 (1.25%) Advertising
8 155 (1.14%) Marketing
9 147 (1.08%) Back Office
10 125 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 117 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 112 (0.82%) Investment Banking
13 87 (0.64%) Publishing
14 69 (0.51%) French Language
15 53 (0.39%) Electronics
16 45 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
17 44 (0.32%) German Language
18 30 (0.22%) Front Office
18 30 (0.22%) Games
19 27 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3398 (24.92%) Analyst
2 2276 (16.69%) Support Engineer
3 1674 (12.28%) Support Analyst
4 1188 (8.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1177 (8.63%) IT Support
6 1135 (8.32%) 2nd Line Support
7 918 (6.73%) Service Analyst
8 916 (6.72%) Administrator
9 881 (6.46%) Service Desk Analyst
10 837 (6.14%) 3rd Line Support
11 653 (4.79%) Consultant
12 631 (4.63%) Desktop Support
13 618 (4.53%) Systems Administrator
14 590 (4.33%) Technical Support
15 512 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
16 509 (3.73%) Architect
17 459 (3.37%) 1st Line Support
18 432 (3.17%) IT Support Analyst
19 409 (3.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 406 (2.98%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 533 (3.91%) .NET
2 265 (1.94%) ASP.NET
3 252 (1.85%) Web Services
4 247 (1.81%) HTML
5 175 (1.28%) XML
6 164 (1.20%) Application Packaging
7 155 (1.14%) CSS
8 97 (0.71%) WCF
9 96 (0.70%) jQuery
10 77 (0.56%) HTML5
10 77 (0.56%) COM
11 74 (0.54%) .NET Framework
12 71 (0.52%) Middleware
13 56 (0.41%) MSMQ
14 55 (0.40%) Ajax
15 54 (0.40%) Software Packaging
15 54 (0.40%) LAMP
16 52 (0.38%) Classic ASP
17 50 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 37 (0.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1318 (9.67%) Blackberry
2 833 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 745 (5.46%) Clustering
4 411 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 349 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 276 (2.02%) Replication
7 244 (1.79%) iPhone
7 244 (1.79%) Hedge funds
8 194 (1.42%) Fat Client
8 194 (1.42%) Thin Client
9 161 (1.18%) iPad
10 152 (1.11%) PKI
11 136 (1.00%) Statistics
12 134 (0.98%) PDA
13 127 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
14 110 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
15 89 (0.65%) EqualLogic
16 82 (0.60%) User Experience
17 75 (0.55%) Client/Server
18 72 (0.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11518 (84.47%) Windows
2 4773 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3106 (22.78%) Windows 7
4 3040 (22.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 2537 (18.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 2099 (15.39%) Windows XP
7 1554 (11.40%) Linux
8 1115 (8.18%) Windows 8
9 517 (3.79%) UNIX
10 365 (2.68%) Windows Vista
11 326 (2.39%) Mac OS X
12 322 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 279 (2.05%) Android
14 214 (1.57%) Windows 2000
15 212 (1.55%) Apple iOS
16 163 (1.20%) Solaris
17 150 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
18 136 (1.00%) Mac OS
19 103 (0.76%) CentOS
20 81 (0.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3420 (25.08%) ITIL
2 744 (5.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 641 (4.70%) Migration
4 597 (4.38%) Project Management
5 550 (4.03%) Service Management
6 517 (3.79%) Service Delivery
7 462 (3.39%) Incident Management
8 450 (3.30%) Mentoring
9 420 (3.08%) Change Management
10 384 (2.82%) Change Control
11 380 (2.79%) Load Balancing
12 360 (2.64%) Problem Management
13 316 (2.32%) CRM
14 311 (2.28%) Configuration Management
15 296 (2.17%) Asset Management
16 279 (2.05%) E-Commerce
17 266 (1.95%) Root Cause Analysis
18 265 (1.94%) Kalman Filter
19 259 (1.90%) Time Management
20 252 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2324 (17.04%) SQL
2 1232 (9.03%) PowerShell
3 369 (2.71%) VBScript
4 338 (2.48%) VB
5 292 (2.14%) C#
6 212 (1.55%) Perl
7 176 (1.29%) JavaScript
8 169 (1.24%) Python
9 161 (1.18%) Java
10 160 (1.17%) C
11 151 (1.11%) T-SQL
12 149 (1.09%) Bash Shell
13 111 (0.81%) VB.NET
14 95 (0.70%) PHP
14 95 (0.70%) Shell Script
15 75 (0.55%) VBA
16 57 (0.42%) VB6
17 45 (0.33%) Ruby
18 42 (0.31%) C++
19 13 (0.095%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2594 (19.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 1672 (12.26%) MCSE
3 1264 (9.27%) Degree
4 927 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
5 918 (6.73%) MCITP
6 821 (6.02%) MCP
7 813 (5.96%) MCSA
8 800 (5.87%) Security Cleared
9 780 (5.72%) CCNA
10 634 (4.65%) SC Cleared
11 628 (4.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 345 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
13 313 (2.30%) MCTS
14 296 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
15 290 (2.13%) CCNP
16 275 (2.02%) DV Cleared
17 254 (1.86%) CCA
18 156 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 111 (0.81%) A+ Certification
20 97 (0.71%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1167 (8.56%) SLA
2 173 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 147 (1.08%) QA
4 139 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 92 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 74 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 31 (0.23%) COBIT
8 10 (0.073%) BS7799
9 9 (0.066%) JSP 440
10 7 (0.051%) HL7
10 7 (0.051%) DICOM
11 4 (0.029%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.022%) GPG13
13 1 (0.007%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.007%) GxP
13 1 (0.007%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 1 (0.007%) GMP
13 1 (0.007%) GLP
13 1 (0.007%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3726 (27.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1869 (13.71%) Hyper-V
3 1314 (9.64%) XenApp
4 1079 (7.91%) vSphere
5 814 (5.97%) VMware ESX
6 605 (4.44%) XenDesktop
7 452 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
8 350 (2.57%) Terminal Services
9 294 (2.16%) XenServer
10 259 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
11 187 (1.37%) ISA Server
12 182 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 141 (1.03%) UAG
14 122 (0.89%) MetaFrame
15 110 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
16 99 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 96 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
18 93 (0.68%) NFS
19 72 (0.53%) Xen
20 67 (0.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1584 (11.62%) SCCM
2 767 (5.62%) SCOM
3 498 (3.65%) Backup Exec
4 321 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 318 (2.33%) WSUS
6 294 (2.16%) NetBackup
7 164 (1.20%) SCVMM
8 140 (1.03%) Nagios
9 116 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 111 (0.81%) Puppet
11 107 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 91 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 76 (0.56%) HP SIM
14 69 (0.51%) SCOrch
15 68 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
16 63 (0.46%) Tivoli
17 60 (0.44%) SCDPM
18 56 (0.41%) ARCserve
19 53 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
20 49 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7716 (56.59%) Microsoft
2 5788 (42.45%) VMware
3 3858 (28.29%) Citrix
4 2731 (20.03%) Cisco
5 1510 (11.07%) HP
6 823 (6.04%) Symantec
7 734 (5.38%) NetApp
8 641 (4.70%) Dell
9 603 (4.42%) Oracle
10 490 (3.59%) EMC
11 483 (3.54%) Apple
12 406 (2.98%) Red Hat
13 349 (2.56%) Juniper
14 321 (2.35%) Avaya
15 313 (2.30%) CheckPoint
16 305 (2.24%) IBM
17 238 (1.75%) Veeam
18 231 (1.69%) Lotus
19 230 (1.69%) Bloomberg
20 228 (1.67%) F5
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 37.5 hour week, 25 days holiday
Posted: 5 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits+training opportunities
Posted: 6 hours ago
Morden, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + On call + Training
Posted: 6 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Telford Wrekin Council
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago