The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 7068 5923 6831
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.17% 5.55% 5.89%
As % of the System Software category 57.20% 55.70% 57.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5900 5113 5963
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -5.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12356 10634 11812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.79% 9.97% 10.19%
Number of salaries quoted 10250 9046 10145
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Active Directory
Salary Trend

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in the UK

Active Directory
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in the UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 6714 £35,000 -2.77% 909
London +14 2846 £40,000 -5.88% 315
South East 0 1568 £31,000 -10.14% 197
City of London +13 706 £42,500 -5.55% 104
Yorkshire +19 561 £31,500 +5.00% 60
East of England +11 515 £35,000 +7.69% 68
West Yorkshire +21 440 £30,000 - 35
Berkshire +1 437 £32,750 -18.12% 42
South West +18 403 £29,500 -1.66% 104
Surrey +6 377 £30,000 -9.09% 48
North West -13 324 £32,500 - 71
West Midlands -5 314 £32,500 - 44
Leeds +23 287 £32,500 +8.33% 17
Hampshire -8 276 £27,500 -8.33% 39
Hertfordshire +9 196 £35,000 +14.75% 24
East Midlands -1 184 £33,500 +11.66% 25
Manchester -15 172 £32,500 -2.98% 39
Reading 0 170 £35,000 - 22
Scotland +9 159 £31,000 -4.61% 26
Cambridgeshire +11 134 £36,250 +9.84% 20
West Sussex +11 125 £40,000 +73.91% 18
Birmingham -3 121 £36,750 +9.70% 10
Bristol +19 120 £31,000 -10.79% 33
Bracknell +9 118 £26,000 -35.00% 4
Wiltshire +35 112 £26,500 -24.01% 20
Buckinghamshire -9 111 £27,500 -15.38% 24
Cambridge +11 105 £30,000 -3.22% 9
Oxfordshire +2 99 £26,250 -17.96% 10
Cheshire -4 93 £30,000 +12.14% 15
Watford +34 84 £36,875 -7.81% 3

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Active Directory also 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 that cited Active Directory.

1 12001 (84.11%) Windows
2 8150 (57.12%) Microsoft
3 6068 (42.53%) VMware
4 5427 (38.04%) MS Exchange
5 4987 (34.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 4262 (29.87%) MS Excel
7 3928 (27.53%) Citrix
8 3874 (27.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3636 (25.48%) ITIL
10 3440 (24.11%) MS Office
11 3278 (22.97%) DNS
12 3179 (22.28%) Windows 7
13 3163 (22.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 2875 (20.15%) Cisco
15 2839 (19.90%) Microsoft Certification
16 2697 (18.90%) SQL Server
17 2682 (18.80%) Firewall
18 2625 (18.40%) Exchange Server 2010
19 2563 (17.96%) Finance
20 2522 (17.68%) Windows Server 2012
21 2510 (17.59%) SQL
22 2440 (17.10%) TCP/IP
23 2422 (16.98%) SAN
24 2357 (16.52%) DHCP
25 2135 (14.96%) Windows XP
26 1981 (13.88%) Hyper-V
27 1821 (12.76%) MCSE
28 1757 (12.31%) LAN
29 1744 (12.22%) Linux
30 1689 (11.84%) WAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Active Directory also 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 that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5427 (38.04%) MS Exchange
2 2625 (18.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1621 (11.36%) SharePoint
4 1580 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1428 (10.01%) IIS
6 1081 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1063 (7.45%) Lync
8 1039 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2003
9 862 (6.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 321 (2.25%) Apache
11 318 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 240 (1.68%) IBM Notes
13 186 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 182 (1.28%) Tomcat
15 155 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
16 138 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2000
17 127 (0.89%) Lotus Domino
18 123 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
19 98 (0.69%) WorkSite
20 86 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4262 (29.87%) MS Excel
2 3440 (24.11%) MS Office
3 285 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 125 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 72 (0.50%) MS Project
6 30 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 21 (0.15%) PowerPivot
8 19 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 14 (0.098%) InfoPath
9 14 (0.098%) SPSS
10 11 (0.077%) InDesign
11 10 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
12 9 (0.063%) FastStats
13 7 (0.049%) AutoCAD
14 6 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
15 4 (0.028%) S-PLUS
15 4 (0.028%) Final Cut Pro
16 3 (0.021%) Maya
16 3 (0.021%) 3ds Max
16 3 (0.021%) Revit
Business Applications
1 140 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
3 35 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 29 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 27 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 26 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 25 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 14 (0.098%) Markit EDM
9 13 (0.091%) Eikon
10 12 (0.084%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 11 (0.077%) Sage 200
11 11 (0.077%) assyst
12 9 (0.063%) Line 500
12 9 (0.063%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.056%) Magento
14 7 (0.049%) Oracle EBS R12
14 7 (0.049%) Sage 50
14 7 (0.049%) AWD
14 7 (0.049%) SAP Business One
14 7 (0.049%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 878 (6.15%) Office 365
2 284 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 158 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
4 128 (0.90%) SaaS
5 116 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 98 (0.69%) IaaS
7 64 (0.45%) Google Apps
8 63 (0.44%) PaaS
9 17 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.035%) Joyent
10 5 (0.035%) GitHub
11 4 (0.028%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.021%) Force.com
13 2 (0.014%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.014%) Route 53
13 2 (0.014%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3278 (22.97%) DNS
2 2682 (18.80%) Firewall
3 2440 (17.10%) TCP/IP
4 2422 (16.98%) SAN
5 2357 (16.52%) DHCP
6 1757 (12.31%) LAN
7 1689 (11.84%) WAN
8 1409 (9.88%) VPN
9 709 (4.97%) VoIP
10 702 (4.92%) Internet
11 661 (4.63%) NAS
12 501 (3.51%) Wireless
13 421 (2.95%) VLAN
14 355 (2.49%) LDAP
15 343 (2.40%) Network Security
16 309 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
17 278 (1.95%) SSL
18 227 (1.59%) SMTP
19 222 (1.56%) iSCSI
20 214 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2697 (18.90%) SQL Server
2 700 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 395 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 270 (1.89%) MySQL
5 215 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 182 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 177 (1.24%) Oracle Database
8 162 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 112 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
9 112 (0.78%) Relational Database
10 82 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 63 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
12 49 (0.34%) EDRMS
13 48 (0.34%) RDBMS
14 47 (0.33%) MS Access
15 44 (0.31%) IDOL
16 43 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
17 36 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
18 32 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
19 29 (0.20%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 131 (0.92%) Subversion
2 114 (0.80%) Visual Studio
3 94 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 88 (0.62%) Git (software)
5 82 (0.57%) JIRA
6 68 (0.48%) MSI
7 56 (0.39%) Jenkins
8 49 (0.34%) AdminStudio
9 42 (0.29%) InstallShield
10 31 (0.22%) CruiseControl
11 27 (0.19%) MSBuild
11 27 (0.19%) TeamCity
12 26 (0.18%) Eclipse
13 25 (0.18%) Artifactory
14 20 (0.14%) Moq
14 20 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 20 (0.14%) NUnit
15 19 (0.13%) WebLOAD
16 17 (0.12%) QuickTest Pro
16 17 (0.12%) Hudson
General
1 2563 (17.96%) Finance
2 559 (3.92%) Law
3 515 (3.61%) Banking
4 479 (3.36%) Legal
5 451 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 436 (3.06%) Retail
7 212 (1.49%) Advertising
8 181 (1.27%) Marketing
9 168 (1.18%) Back Office
10 136 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 134 (0.94%) Investment Banking
12 127 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 90 (0.63%) Publishing
14 75 (0.53%) French Language
15 66 (0.46%) Electronics
16 52 (0.36%) German Language
17 48 (0.34%) Games
18 41 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 34 (0.24%) Front Office
20 32 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 3550 (24.88%) Analyst
2 2243 (15.72%) Support Engineer
3 1808 (12.67%) Support Analyst
4 1225 (8.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1215 (8.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 1177 (8.25%) IT Support
7 1026 (7.19%) Administrator
8 952 (6.67%) Service Analyst
9 913 (6.40%) Service Desk Analyst
10 863 (6.05%) 3rd Line Support
11 726 (5.09%) Systems Administrator
12 693 (4.86%) Consultant
13 667 (4.67%) Desktop Support
14 621 (4.35%) Technical Support
15 558 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
16 548 (3.84%) Architect
17 505 (3.54%) 1st Line Support
18 449 (3.15%) IT Support Analyst
19 410 (2.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 404 (2.83%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 565 (3.96%) .NET
2 287 (2.01%) HTML
3 285 (2.00%) Web Services
4 273 (1.91%) ASP.NET
5 211 (1.48%) XML
6 179 (1.25%) CSS
7 154 (1.08%) Application Packaging
8 118 (0.83%) COM
8 118 (0.83%) jQuery
9 110 (0.77%) WCF
10 91 (0.64%) HTML5
11 84 (0.59%) .NET Framework
12 81 (0.57%) Middleware
13 77 (0.54%) Ajax
14 76 (0.53%) LAMP
15 69 (0.48%) Software Packaging
15 69 (0.48%) MSMQ
16 45 (0.32%) Classic ASP
16 45 (0.32%) CSS3
17 42 (0.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1400 (9.81%) Blackberry
2 945 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
3 793 (5.56%) Clustering
4 455 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 356 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 302 (2.12%) Replication
7 273 (1.91%) Hedge funds
8 269 (1.89%) iPhone
9 190 (1.33%) Fat Client
9 190 (1.33%) Thin Client
10 179 (1.25%) iPad
11 160 (1.12%) PKI
12 149 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
13 146 (1.02%) Statistics
14 137 (0.96%) PDA
15 128 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
16 111 (0.78%) Client/Server
17 100 (0.70%) EqualLogic
18 91 (0.64%) User Experience
19 84 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 12001 (84.11%) Windows
2 4987 (34.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 3179 (22.28%) Windows 7
4 3163 (22.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 2522 (17.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 2135 (14.96%) Windows XP
7 1744 (12.22%) Linux
8 1093 (7.66%) Windows 8
9 577 (4.04%) UNIX
10 358 (2.51%) Windows Vista
11 356 (2.50%) Mac OS X
12 326 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 277 (1.94%) Android
14 219 (1.53%) Solaris
15 211 (1.48%) Apple iOS
16 208 (1.46%) Windows 2000
17 151 (1.06%) Mac OS
18 132 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
19 90 (0.63%) CentOS
20 89 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3636 (25.48%) ITIL
2 821 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 690 (4.84%) Migration
4 663 (4.65%) Project Management
5 595 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 571 (4.00%) Service Management
7 530 (3.71%) Incident Management
8 429 (3.01%) Change Management
8 429 (3.01%) Mentoring
9 416 (2.92%) Problem Management
10 388 (2.72%) Change Control
11 377 (2.64%) Load Balancing
12 343 (2.40%) E-Commerce
13 329 (2.31%) Asset Management
14 318 (2.23%) CRM
15 315 (2.21%) Configuration Management
16 314 (2.20%) Agile Software Development
17 300 (2.10%) Time Management
18 280 (1.96%) Kalman Filter
19 274 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2510 (17.59%) SQL
2 1349 (9.45%) PowerShell
3 387 (2.71%) VBScript
4 352 (2.47%) VB
5 312 (2.19%) C#
6 231 (1.62%) Perl
7 209 (1.46%) JavaScript
8 187 (1.31%) Java
8 187 (1.31%) Bash Shell
9 165 (1.16%) C
9 165 (1.16%) Python
10 162 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 108 (0.76%) Shell Script
12 98 (0.69%) PHP
13 93 (0.65%) VBA
14 87 (0.61%) VB.NET
15 56 (0.39%) Ruby
16 48 (0.34%) VB6
17 39 (0.27%) C++
18 13 (0.091%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2839 (19.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1821 (12.76%) MCSE
3 1335 (9.36%) Degree
4 1028 (7.20%) MCITP
5 1023 (7.17%) Cisco Certification
6 873 (6.12%) CCNA
7 850 (5.96%) MCP
8 835 (5.85%) MCSA
9 770 (5.40%) Security Cleared
10 647 (4.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 606 (4.25%) SC Cleared
12 336 (2.35%) MCTS
13 334 (2.34%) Citrix Certification
14 322 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
15 293 (2.05%) CCNP
16 242 (1.70%) CCA
17 237 (1.66%) DV Cleared
18 153 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 101 (0.71%) A+ Certification
20 94 (0.66%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1247 (8.74%) SLA
2 187 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 170 (1.19%) QA
4 141 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 107 (0.75%) ISO 9001
6 76 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 31 (0.22%) COBIT
8 13 (0.091%) BS7799
9 9 (0.063%) JSP 440
10 7 (0.049%) HL7
10 7 (0.049%) DICOM
11 4 (0.028%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.021%) GPG13
12 3 (0.021%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.014%) GxP
14 1 (0.007%) GMP
14 1 (0.007%) GLP
14 1 (0.007%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3874 (27.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1981 (13.88%) Hyper-V
3 1255 (8.80%) XenApp
4 1090 (7.64%) vSphere
5 902 (6.32%) VMware ESX
6 627 (4.39%) XenDesktop
7 468 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
8 373 (2.61%) Terminal Services
9 301 (2.11%) XenServer
10 272 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
11 204 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 187 (1.31%) ISA Server
13 157 (1.10%) UAG
14 126 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
15 119 (0.83%) MetaFrame
16 96 (0.67%) NFS
17 93 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
17 93 (0.65%) Xen
18 89 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 78 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1606 (11.26%) SCCM
2 744 (5.21%) SCOM
3 547 (3.83%) Backup Exec
4 390 (2.73%) WSUS
5 328 (2.30%) NetBackup
6 327 (2.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 159 (1.11%) Nagios
8 140 (0.98%) SCVMM
9 128 (0.90%) Puppet
10 112 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 98 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 84 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 84 (0.59%) HP SIM
13 75 (0.53%) ARCserve
14 70 (0.49%) Tivoli
14 70 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
14 70 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
15 69 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
16 65 (0.46%) SCOrch
17 56 (0.39%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 8150 (57.12%) Microsoft
2 6068 (42.53%) VMware
3 3928 (27.53%) Citrix
4 2875 (20.15%) Cisco
5 1632 (11.44%) HP
6 854 (5.99%) Symantec
7 766 (5.37%) NetApp
8 682 (4.78%) Oracle
9 659 (4.62%) Dell
10 520 (3.64%) Apple
11 498 (3.49%) EMC
12 402 (2.82%) Red Hat
13 354 (2.48%) CheckPoint
13 354 (2.48%) Juniper
14 330 (2.31%) IBM
15 300 (2.10%) Avaya
16 283 (1.98%) Lotus
17 249 (1.75%) SolarWinds
18 240 (1.68%) McAfee
19 227 (1.59%) Veeam
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