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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Specialist
Rank 869 945 950
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Active Directory Specialist 8 13 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.012% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.013% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 16
Median salary £55,000 £36,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+52.77% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £29,500 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,250 £52,250
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £36,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.29%

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
87588 102541 110850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 72774 85459 91721
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 £27,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 5 December 2016 within the UK.

Active Directory Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Active Directory Specialist
Top 13 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 5 December 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 +68 7 £55,000 +57.14%
London +77 4 £56,250 +15.38%
South East +58 2 £50,000 -2.43%
City of London - 2 £57,500 -
Berkshire +50 1 £50,000 -2.43%
Scotland +27 1 £36,000 -2.70%
Yorkshire - 1 £36,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £36,000 -
Slough - 1 £50,000 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £36,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £36,000 -
Hampshire - 1 - -

Active Directory Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 24 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (54.17%) MS Exchange
2 13 (54.17%) Windows
3 10 (41.67%) PKI
3 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
4 9 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 8 (33.33%) VMware
6 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
6 7 (29.17%) NetApp
6 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
6 7 (29.17%) High Availability
6 7 (29.17%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (25.00%) Intel Security
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (20.83%) Data Management
8 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
8 5 (20.83%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (20.83%) SCCM
8 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (20.83%) Skype for Business
8 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (16.67%) Nimble Storage
9 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (16.67%) SCOM
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (16.67%) VBScript

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 13 (54.17%) MS Exchange
2 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
3 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (20.83%) Skype for Business
4 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.50%) Office 365
3 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 2 (8.33%) Skype
3 2 (8.33%) VoIP
4 1 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) Intranet
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) PKI
2 9 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Solaris
6 1 (4.17%) Unix
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) High Availability
1 7 (29.17%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (20.83%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (20.83%) Data Management
2 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 3 (12.50%) CRM
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.17%) Identity Management
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
6 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (4.17%) MCITP
1 1 (4.17%) MCP
1 1 (4.17%) MCSA
1 1 (4.17%) MCSE
1 1 (4.17%) MCTS
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.17%) Security+ Certification
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 24 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (20.83%) SCCM
3 4 (16.67%) SCOM
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (4.17%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) VMware
3 7 (29.17%) NetApp
4 6 (25.00%) Intel Security
5 4 (16.67%) HP
5 4 (16.67%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (12.50%) Citrix
7 2 (8.33%) Cisco
7 2 (8.33%) MobileIron
8 1 (4.17%) CA
8 1 (4.17%) CommVault
8 1 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (4.17%) EMC
8 1 (4.17%) Finjan
8 1 (4.17%) Infoblox
8 1 (4.17%) Oracle
8 1 (4.17%) Symantec