The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Active Directory Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Specialist
Rank 889 940 983
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +43
Permanent jobs requiring an Active Directory Specialist 20 25 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.023% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.024% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 15 25 28
Median salary £50,000 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £35,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £59,750
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-15.90% +15.78%

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
95982 104272 114131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80766 85499 93521
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Active Directory Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Active Directory Specialist in the job title.

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 28 May 2016 within the UK.

Active Directory Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Active Directory Specialist
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 20 £50,000 -16.66%
London +36 9 £57,500 -8.00%
South East +17 7 £41,250 -31.25%
Hampshire - 6 £45,000 -
Southampton - 5 - -
Surbiton - 3 £50,000 -
City of London +47 2 £57,500 -8.00%
West Yorkshire +7 2 £49,250 +40.71%
Yorkshire +5 2 £49,250 +64.16%
Leeds - 2 £49,250 -
Surrey +2 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Warwickshire - 1 £36,000 -
Manchester - 1 £47,500 -
North West - 1 £47,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £36,000 -

Active Directory Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Active Directory Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Active Directory Specialist in the job title.

1 53 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 46 (86.79%) Windows
3 32 (60.38%) Windows Server
4 24 (45.28%) VMware
5 23 (43.40%) MS Exchange
6 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
7 20 (37.74%) DNS
8 19 (35.85%) Office 365
9 18 (33.96%) Skype for Business
9 18 (33.96%) PowerShell
10 17 (32.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (30.19%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (30.19%) VBScript
12 15 (28.30%) SCOM
13 12 (22.64%) SCCM
13 12 (22.64%) Microsoft Azure
13 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
14 11 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (16.98%) PKI
15 9 (16.98%) DHCP
16 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
17 6 (11.32%) High Availability
17 6 (11.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 6 (11.32%) Cyber-Ark
17 6 (11.32%) Azure Active Directory
17 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
17 6 (11.32%) Infoblox

Active Directory Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (43.40%) MS Exchange
2 18 (33.96%) Skype for Business
3 16 (30.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
6 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.77%) IIS
7 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (35.85%) Office 365
2 12 (22.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (11.32%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.74%) DNS
2 9 (16.98%) DHCP
3 3 (5.66%) SAN
4 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications
4 2 (3.77%) VoIP
4 2 (3.77%) WAN
5 1 (1.89%) Firewall
5 1 (1.89%) Internet
5 1 (1.89%) Intranet
5 1 (1.89%) LAN
5 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (7.55%) Law
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
1 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) PKI
2 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (3.77%) FMCG
2 2 (3.77%) Replication
3 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 46 (86.79%) Windows
2 32 (60.38%) Windows Server
3 17 (32.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.89%) Linux
7 1 (1.89%) Solaris
7 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
1 6 (11.32%) High Availability
1 6 (11.32%) ITIL
2 5 (9.43%) CRM
3 4 (7.55%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.77%) B2B
5 2 (3.77%) Change Management
5 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.77%) Information Security
5 2 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.77%) Server Building
6 1 (1.89%) ITSM
6 1 (1.89%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.96%) PowerShell
2 16 (30.19%) VBScript
3 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 53 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.89%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (28.30%) SCOM
2 12 (22.64%) SCCM
3 6 (11.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.89%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.89%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 24 (45.28%) VMware
2 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.32%) CA
3 6 (11.32%) Cyber-Ark
3 6 (11.32%) Infoblox
4 3 (5.66%) Citrix
4 3 (5.66%) HP
5 2 (3.77%) Cisco
5 2 (3.77%) Dell
5 2 (3.77%) IBM
5 2 (3.77%) NetApp
5 2 (3.77%) Sun
6 1 (1.89%) CommVault
6 1 (1.89%) EMC
6 1 (1.89%) Finjan
6 1 (1.89%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle