The table below looks at the statistics for the Active Directory Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Specialist
Rank 910 917 909
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an Active Directory Specialist 25 20 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.019% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.019% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 23 18 22
Average salary £45,000 £49,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +16.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,400 £32,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £44,250 £39,485
% change year-on-year
-6.21% +12.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Active Directory Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Active Directory Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Active Directory Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory Specialist within the UK.

Active Directory Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Active Directory Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory Specialist over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 within the UK.

Active Directory Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Active Directory Specialist
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
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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
England +24 24 £45,000 -9.09% 4
London +19 15 £47,500 -9.52% 1
South East +12 9 £41,500 -24.54% 2
Southampton - 6 £41,500 -
Hampshire - 6 £41,500 -
City of London - 6 £50,000 -
Berkshire -14 3 £56,500 -5.83% 2
Edinburgh - 1 £40,000 -
Surbiton - 1 £40,000 - 1
Scotland - 1 £40,000 -

Active Directory Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Active Directory Specialist in their job title 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 with Active Directory Specialist in their job title.

1 39 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 32 (82.05%) Windows
3 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 20 (51.28%) Windows Server
5 18 (46.15%) DNS
6 15 (38.46%) Office 365
7 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (35.90%) PowerShell
7 14 (35.90%) VBScript
8 13 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 13 (33.33%) DHCP
8 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (30.77%) MS Exchange
9 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (28.21%) VMware
11 10 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (25.64%) Skype for Business
11 10 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (17.95%) SCOM
13 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
14 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
14 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (15.38%) CA
14 6 (15.38%) Infoblox
14 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (15.38%) SCCM
14 6 (15.38%) PKI
14 6 (15.38%) Forefront Identity Manager

Active Directory Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Active Directory Specialist in their job title 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 with Active Directory Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 10 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 10 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (25.64%) Skype for Business
3 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
5 3 (7.69%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (5.13%) IIS
7 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (38.46%) Office 365
2 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (46.15%) DNS
2 13 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (5.13%) Firewall
3 2 (5.13%) LDAP
3 2 (5.13%) Unified Communications
3 2 (5.13%) WAN
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Advertising
2 1 (2.56%) Back Office
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) PKI
2 3 (7.69%) FMCG
3 1 (2.56%) BBC
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 32 (82.05%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) Windows Server
3 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
6 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.56%) Unix
9 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 5 (12.82%) Change Management
3 4 (10.26%) ITIL
3 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.69%) High Availability
4 3 (7.69%) Information Security
5 2 (5.13%) B2B
5 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.56%) BCP
6 1 (2.56%) CRM
6 1 (2.56%) Migration
6 1 (2.56%) Open Source
6 1 (2.56%) Service Management
6 1 (2.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) PowerShell
1 14 (35.90%) VBScript
2 2 (5.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.26%) MCSE
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) MCSA
4 2 (5.13%) MCP
4 2 (5.13%) MCTS
5 1 (2.56%) CCNA
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.56%) vSphere
4 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) SCOM
2 6 (15.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (15.38%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.21%) VMware
3 6 (15.38%) CA
3 6 (15.38%) Cyber-Ark
3 6 (15.38%) Infoblox
4 3 (7.69%) Sun
5 2 (5.13%) Dell
5 2 (5.13%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) IBM
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco
6 1 (2.56%) Citrix
Surbiton, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Up to £40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Pension and Bonus
Posted: 26 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £65000 per annum + Bonus & Package
Posted: 26 days ago