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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Specialist
Rank 881 917 951
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +34
Permanent jobs requiring an Active Directory Specialist 15 24 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.022% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.023% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 11
Median salary £42,750 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.87% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £33,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £70,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +4.57%

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
92091 104182 108737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.30% 96.24% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 77057 86801 87903
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 September 2016 within the UK.

Active Directory Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Active Directory Specialist
Top 17 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 27 September 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 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 +44 15 £42,750 +0.58% 2
Yorkshire +23 5 £39,000 +20.00% 2
York - 5 £39,000 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £39,000 -
South East +24 3 £45,500 -30.00%
East Midlands - 3 £44,500 -
London +43 2 £57,500 -
Southampton - 2 £41,000 -
Surbiton - 2 £57,500 -
Hampshire - 2 £41,000 -
Berkshire +8 1 £50,000 -28.57%
Coventry -7 1 £39,500 -1.25%
West Midlands -18 1 £39,500 -1.25%
Dunstable - 1 £45,000 -
Slough - 1 £50,000 -
East of England - 1 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £45,000 -

Active Directory Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 35 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (65.71%) Windows
3 20 (57.14%) MS Exchange
4 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (42.86%) PowerShell
6 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (34.29%) SCOM
7 12 (34.29%) DNS
8 10 (28.57%) VMware
8 10 (28.57%) SharePoint
8 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (25.71%) VBScript
9 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
11 7 (20.00%) Intel Security
11 7 (20.00%) High Availability
11 7 (20.00%) PKI
12 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (17.14%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
12 6 (17.14%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (17.14%) Skype for Business
12 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 6 (17.14%) CRM
13 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 5 (14.29%) Law
13 5 (14.29%) Data Management
13 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management

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 20 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 10 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (17.14%) Skype for Business
5 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) Office 365
3 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) DHCP
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) Intranet
2 1 (2.86%) LAN
2 1 (2.86%) SAN
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (14.29%) Law
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
1 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) PKI
2 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.86%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.86%) Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Solaris
6 1 (2.86%) Unix
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) High Availability
2 6 (17.14%) CRM
3 5 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (14.29%) Data Management
3 5 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (11.43%) ITIL
5 3 (8.57%) Capacity Management
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.86%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.86%) ITSM
6 1 (2.86%) Service Management
6 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.86%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 9 (25.71%) VBScript
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (2.86%) MCITP
1 1 (2.86%) MCP
1 1 (2.86%) MCSA
1 1 (2.86%) MCSE
1 1 (2.86%) MCTS
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.86%) Security+ Certification
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 35 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.57%) vSphere
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.86%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) SCOM
2 6 (17.14%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (14.29%) SCCM
4 1 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.86%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) VMware
2 7 (20.00%) Intel Security
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.43%) HP
5 3 (8.57%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) CA
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) CommVault
6 1 (2.86%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (2.86%) EMC
6 1 (2.86%) Finjan
6 1 (2.86%) Infoblox
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec