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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Specialist
UK
Rank 837 910 929
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +19
Permanent jobs requiring an Active Directory Specialist 7 19 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.019% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.020% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 14
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £41,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-13.25% +9.21%

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
80036 96313 101493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.47% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 66452 80820 84362
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 January 2017 within the UK.

Active Directory Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Active Directory Specialist
Top 11 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +75 6 £55,000 +22.22% 2
London +56 4 £56,250 +18.42%
City of London +30 2 £57,500 +15.00%
South East +60 1 £38,500 -7.22%
Hampshire +15 1 £38,500 -7.22%
Southampton +2 1 £38,500 -7.22%
Scotland - 1 £36,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £36,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £36,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £36,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £36,000 -

Active Directory Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 20 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (50.00%) PKI
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
3 9 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (40.00%) VMware
5 7 (35.00%) NetApp
5 7 (35.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (30.00%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (30.00%) Intel Security
7 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (25.00%) Data Management
7 5 (25.00%) SCCM
7 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (20.00%) Nimble Storage
8 4 (20.00%) High Availability
8 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (20.00%) HP
8 4 (20.00%) Project Management
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (15.00%) Citrix
9 3 (15.00%) SAN

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 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
6 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.00%) Office 365
3 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) SAN
2 2 (10.00%) DHCP
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (10.00%) Skype
2 2 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) Intranet
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) COM
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) PKI
2 9 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Solaris
6 1 (5.00%) Unix
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (25.00%) Data Management
2 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (20.00%) High Availability
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Identity Management
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL
6 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
6 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) VBScript
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (5.00%) MCITP
1 1 (5.00%) MCP
1 1 (5.00%) MCSA
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) MCTS
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Security+ Certification
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 20 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.00%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (25.00%) SCCM
3 2 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (5.00%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) NetApp
4 6 (30.00%) Intel Security
5 4 (20.00%) HP
5 4 (20.00%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix
7 2 (10.00%) CA
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco
7 2 (10.00%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (10.00%) Infoblox
7 2 (10.00%) MobileIron
8 1 (5.00%) CommVault
8 1 (5.00%) EMC
8 1 (5.00%) Finjan
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle
8 1 (5.00%) Symantec