The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 36 47 43
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 2812 2346 2729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 6.03% 5.26% 5.39%
As % of the System Software category 58.72% 56.39% 59.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2487 2053 2380
Average salary £39,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.23% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
Active Directory
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4789 4160 4615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 10.26% 9.33% 9.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4148 3614 4013
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in London

Active Directory
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory across the London region.

Active Directory Salary Trend in London

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in London

Active Directory
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the London region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
City of London +19 714 £42,500 -5.55% 107
Bromley +6 34 £37,500 +56.25%
Croydon -9 30 £32,500 -18.75% 6
Kingston Upon Thames -6 17 £40,000 +53.84% 1
Chiswick -1 8 £22,500 -30.76% 1
Wimbledon -13 8 £40,000 -10.11%
Hounslow -15 8 £27,500 -33.73% 2
Harrow -10 7 £26,000 +13.04% 2
Canary Wharf +13 6 £110,000 +120.00%
Greenford 0 6 £21,125 +0.59%
Docklands, London 0 6 £30,000 -33.33%
Sidcup - 6 £23,000 -
Surbiton - 6 £27,000 - 1
Westminster 0 4 £37,598 -
Brentford -7 4 £40,000 +86.04% 1
Uxbridge -9 4 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Teddington - 4 £41,250 -
Beckenham - 4 £27,500 -
Ilford - 4 £22,000 -
Twickenham -3 3 £40,000 +11.11%
New Malden -6 3 £42,500 -
Barnet +5 2 £31,750 -
Feltham +2 2 - - 1
Barking +1 2 £25,750 -26.42%
Wembley -4 2 £39,500 +51.92% 1
Hayes -5 2 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Hammersmith -14 2 £35,000 -22.22%
Southwark - 2 £55,000 -
South Croydon - 2 £62,500 -
Orpington - 2 £29,750 -
Romford +6 1 £21,000 -14.28% 1
Greenwich -1 1 £23,000 -8.00%
Enfield -6 1 £25,000 -53.70% 2
Dagenham - 1 £35,000 -
Finchley - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 4932 (85.46%) Windows
2 3045 (52.76%) Microsoft
3 2391 (41.43%) VMware
4 2171 (37.62%) MS Exchange
5 1941 (33.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1644 (28.49%) MS Office
7 1617 (28.02%) MS Excel
8 1616 (28.00%) Citrix
9 1596 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1481 (25.66%) Windows 7
11 1480 (25.65%) Finance
12 1397 (24.21%) ITIL
13 1331 (23.06%) DNS
14 1207 (20.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 1169 (20.26%) Cisco
16 1167 (20.22%) Exchange Server 2010
17 1061 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
18 1046 (18.13%) SQL Server
19 1028 (17.81%) SAN
20 1017 (17.62%) TCP/IP
21 989 (17.14%) SQL
22 986 (17.09%) Windows XP
22 986 (17.09%) Firewall
23 983 (17.03%) DHCP
24 875 (15.16%) Blackberry
25 855 (14.82%) Windows Server 2012
26 774 (13.41%) HP
27 772 (13.38%) Linux
28 734 (12.72%) LAN
29 676 (11.71%) WAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 2171 (37.62%) MS Exchange
2 1167 (20.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 662 (11.47%) SharePoint
4 601 (10.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 498 (8.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 496 (8.59%) IIS
7 408 (7.07%) Lync
8 356 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 353 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 122 (2.11%) Apache
11 110 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 82 (1.42%) IBM Notes
13 74 (1.28%) Tomcat
14 61 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
14 61 (1.06%) WorkSite
15 55 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
16 54 (0.94%) Lotus Domino
17 35 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
18 25 (0.43%) WebLogic
19 23 (0.40%) CMS
Applications
1 1644 (28.49%) MS Office
2 1617 (28.02%) MS Excel
3 161 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (0.47%) MS Project
5 23 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.24%) Acrobat
8 12 (0.21%) SPSS
9 11 (0.19%) InfoPath
10 9 (0.16%) PowerPivot
11 8 (0.14%) InDesign
12 6 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
14 3 (0.052%) Maya
14 3 (0.052%) 3ds Max
14 3 (0.052%) Final Cut Pro
15 2 (0.035%) Fireworks
16 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
16 1 (0.017%) S-PLUS
16 1 (0.017%) Revit
Business Applications
1 73 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.68%) Dynamics GP
3 22 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.23%) Markit EDM
6 12 (0.21%) Eikon
7 10 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 9 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.14%) Maximo
10 7 (0.12%) SAP Business One
11 6 (0.10%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.087%) Magento
13 4 (0.069%) Oracle EBS R12
13 4 (0.069%) IntelliMatch
13 4 (0.069%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 4 (0.069%) Remedy AR System
13 4 (0.069%) Agresso
13 4 (0.069%) Oracle Assets
14 3 (0.052%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 384 (6.65%) Office 365
2 110 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (1.26%) SaaS
4 62 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
5 57 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 48 (0.83%) IaaS
7 37 (0.64%) PaaS
8 32 (0.55%) Google Apps
9 9 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.087%) Joyent
11 4 (0.069%) GitHub
12 3 (0.052%) Force.com
13 1 (0.017%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1331 (23.06%) DNS
2 1028 (17.81%) SAN
3 1017 (17.62%) TCP/IP
4 986 (17.09%) Firewall
5 983 (17.03%) DHCP
6 734 (12.72%) LAN
7 676 (11.71%) WAN
8 585 (10.14%) VPN
9 284 (4.92%) NAS
10 276 (4.78%) VoIP
11 270 (4.68%) Internet
12 240 (4.16%) Wireless
13 189 (3.27%) LDAP
14 155 (2.69%) VLAN
15 144 (2.50%) SSL
16 107 (1.85%) iSCSI
17 106 (1.84%) NetScaler
18 101 (1.75%) SMTP
19 100 (1.73%) Network Security
20 99 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1046 (18.13%) SQL Server
2 344 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 177 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 121 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 110 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 94 (1.63%) MySQL
7 88 (1.52%) Oracle Database
8 73 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 70 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 55 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
11 50 (0.87%) Relational Database
12 31 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
13 29 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
14 24 (0.42%) RDBMS
15 19 (0.33%) MS Access
15 19 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (0.33%) MongoDB
16 18 (0.31%) Data Mining
17 15 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 103 (1.78%) Subversion
2 77 (1.33%) Visual Studio
3 68 (1.18%) JIRA
3 68 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 44 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (0.73%) Jenkins
6 27 (0.47%) MSBuild
6 27 (0.47%) CruiseControl
7 24 (0.42%) MSI
8 21 (0.36%) AdminStudio
9 19 (0.33%) InstallShield
9 19 (0.33%) NUnit
9 19 (0.33%) Moq
10 18 (0.31%) TeamCity
10 18 (0.31%) Eclipse
11 17 (0.29%) Artifactory
12 14 (0.24%) JUnit
13 12 (0.21%) Log4Net
14 10 (0.17%) Toad
15 8 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 1480 (25.65%) Finance
2 441 (7.64%) Law
3 418 (7.24%) Banking
4 294 (5.09%) Legal
5 143 (2.48%) Advertising
6 139 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 129 (2.24%) Retail
8 124 (2.15%) Investment Banking
9 114 (1.98%) Marketing
10 112 (1.94%) Financial Institution
11 83 (1.44%) Back Office
12 49 (0.85%) French Language
13 45 (0.78%) Publishing
14 34 (0.59%) Front Office
15 31 (0.54%) Manufacturing
16 27 (0.47%) Electronics
17 23 (0.40%) German Language
18 21 (0.36%) Games
19 13 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
20 11 (0.19%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 1514 (26.23%) Analyst
2 847 (14.68%) Support Analyst
3 769 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 496 (8.59%) 2nd Line Support
5 446 (7.73%) Administrator
6 445 (7.71%) IT Support
7 433 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 397 (6.88%) Service Analyst
9 378 (6.55%) Service Desk Analyst
10 344 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support
11 342 (5.93%) Desktop Support
12 340 (5.89%) Systems Administrator
13 262 (4.54%) Systems Engineer
14 218 (3.78%) Architect
15 189 (3.27%) IT Support Analyst
16 185 (3.21%) Consultant
17 176 (3.05%) Technical Support
18 169 (2.93%) Team Leader
19 164 (2.84%) Desktop Analyst
20 155 (2.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (4.51%) .NET
2 141 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 129 (2.24%) HTML
4 103 (1.78%) Web Services
5 98 (1.70%) CSS
6 86 (1.49%) jQuery
7 81 (1.40%) XML
8 75 (1.30%) Application Packaging
9 68 (1.18%) WCF
10 63 (1.09%) Software Packaging
11 52 (0.90%) HTML5
12 50 (0.87%) MSMQ
13 49 (0.85%) Middleware
14 46 (0.80%) .NET Framework
15 44 (0.76%) COM
16 36 (0.62%) Ajax
17 29 (0.50%) Classic ASP
18 28 (0.49%) REST
19 27 (0.47%) CSS3
20 26 (0.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 875 (15.16%) Blackberry
2 295 (5.11%) Clustering
3 256 (4.44%) Hedge funds
4 211 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 179 (3.10%) Management Information System
6 144 (2.50%) Replication
7 139 (2.41%) iPhone
8 116 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
9 100 (1.73%) iPad
10 90 (1.56%) PDA
11 63 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
12 52 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
13 45 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 44 (0.76%) PKI
15 41 (0.71%) Statistics
15 41 (0.71%) EqualLogic
16 40 (0.69%) CLARiiON
17 35 (0.61%) Thin Client
17 35 (0.61%) Fat Client
18 33 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4932 (85.46%) Windows
2 1941 (33.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 1481 (25.66%) Windows 7
4 1207 (20.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 986 (17.09%) Windows XP
6 855 (14.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 772 (13.38%) Linux
8 430 (7.45%) Windows 8
9 246 (4.26%) Mac OS X
10 217 (3.76%) UNIX
11 150 (2.60%) Android
12 146 (2.53%) Solaris
13 138 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 133 (2.30%) Apple iOS
15 130 (2.25%) Windows Vista
16 105 (1.82%) Mac OS
17 58 (1.01%) Windows 2000
18 51 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
19 38 (0.66%) Ubuntu
20 29 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1397 (24.21%) ITIL
2 309 (5.35%) Migration
3 294 (5.09%) Project Management
4 280 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 245 (4.25%) Service Management
6 229 (3.97%) Service Delivery
7 171 (2.96%) E-Commerce
8 150 (2.60%) Change Management
8 150 (2.60%) Asset Management
9 147 (2.55%) Incident Management
10 141 (2.44%) Change Control
11 137 (2.37%) CRM
12 132 (2.29%) Configuration Management
13 124 (2.15%) Mentoring
14 121 (2.10%) Problem Management
15 116 (2.01%) Root Cause Analysis
16 115 (1.99%) PRINCE2
17 111 (1.92%) Load Balancing
18 109 (1.89%) Continuous Improvement
19 107 (1.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 989 (17.14%) SQL
2 655 (11.35%) PowerShell
3 185 (3.21%) VB
4 184 (3.19%) VBScript
5 161 (2.79%) C#
6 120 (2.08%) Perl
7 114 (1.98%) JavaScript
8 101 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 94 (1.63%) Python
10 93 (1.61%) Java
11 73 (1.26%) T-SQL
11 73 (1.26%) VBA
12 51 (0.88%) C
13 41 (0.71%) Shell Script
14 32 (0.55%) VB6
15 31 (0.54%) PHP
16 29 (0.50%) Ruby
17 22 (0.38%) VB.NET
18 14 (0.24%) C++
19 13 (0.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1061 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 655 (11.35%) Degree
3 615 (10.66%) MCSE
4 351 (6.08%) MCITP
5 341 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
6 313 (5.42%) MCSA
7 288 (4.99%) MCP
8 281 (4.87%) CCNA
9 187 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 128 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
11 96 (1.66%) CCNP
12 95 (1.65%) MCTS
13 93 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
14 82 (1.42%) Security Cleared
15 64 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 59 (1.02%) CCA
17 58 (1.01%) A+ Certification
18 56 (0.97%) MCDST
19 44 (0.76%) SC Cleared
20 28 (0.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 475 (8.23%) SLA
2 72 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 71 (1.23%) QA
4 39 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 29 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.29%) COBIT
8 7 (0.12%) HL7
8 7 (0.12%) DICOM
9 5 (0.087%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.069%) BS7799
10 4 (0.069%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1596 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 538 (9.32%) Hyper-V
3 515 (8.92%) XenApp
4 445 (7.71%) vSphere
5 358 (6.20%) VMware ESX
6 243 (4.21%) XenDesktop
7 198 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
8 125 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 117 (2.03%) Terminal Services
9 117 (2.03%) XenServer
10 70 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
11 67 (1.16%) MetaFrame
12 50 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 47 (0.81%) Xen
14 42 (0.73%) UAG
15 34 (0.59%) VMware Server
16 31 (0.54%) NFS
16 31 (0.54%) ISA Server
17 25 (0.43%) DFS Replication
18 20 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 643 (11.14%) SCCM
2 335 (5.80%) SCOM
3 226 (3.92%) Backup Exec
4 176 (3.05%) WSUS
5 137 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 108 (1.87%) NetBackup
7 99 (1.72%) Nagios
8 97 (1.68%) Puppet
9 64 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 46 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
11 41 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 37 (0.64%) OpenView
13 34 (0.59%) SCOrch
14 30 (0.52%) HP SIM
15 28 (0.49%) SCVMM
16 27 (0.47%) Tivoli
17 22 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
18 19 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 18 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
20 17 (0.29%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 3045 (52.76%) Microsoft
2 2391 (41.43%) VMware
3 1616 (28.00%) Citrix
4 1169 (20.26%) Cisco
5 774 (13.41%) HP
6 388 (6.72%) Symantec
7 323 (5.60%) NetApp
8 313 (5.42%) Oracle
9 284 (4.92%) Apple
10 280 (4.85%) Dell
11 238 (4.12%) EMC
12 211 (3.66%) Bloomberg
13 173 (3.00%) Red Hat
14 166 (2.88%) CheckPoint
15 162 (2.81%) Reuters
16 127 (2.20%) Juniper
17 118 (2.04%) Avaya
18 111 (1.92%) Remedy
19 106 (1.84%) Lotus
20 97 (1.68%) Mitel
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