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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 40 33
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 7029 5822 6871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.04% 5.47% 5.88%
As % of the System Software category 56.57% 55.60% 58.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5886 5026 5971
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%

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
12426 10472 11808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.68% 9.85% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10275 8927 10112
Average salary £40,875 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.82% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 6644 £35,000 -4.10% 775
London +11 2818 £39,000 -8.23% 255
South East -1 1549 £31,500 -10.00% 166
City of London +20 719 £44,500 -1.11% 91
Yorkshire +15 548 £32,000 +6.66% 73
East of England +7 491 £34,000 +3.03% 60
Berkshire 0 428 £34,000 -15.00% 30
West Yorkshire +27 410 £30,000 -1.63% 51
South West +11 394 £27,500 -15.38% 86
Surrey 0 355 £32,500 -7.14% 38
North West -10 353 £30,000 -14.28% 61
West Midlands +1 307 £34,500 +6.15% 28
Leeds +29 285 £32,500 +8.33% 26
Hampshire -13 285 £27,500 -12.69% 37
Manchester -12 190 £30,000 -20.00% 33
East Midlands -6 177 £32,500 +8.33% 29
Hertfordshire -1 167 £35,000 +14.75% 20
Reading -3 161 £35,500 +1.42% 10
Scotland +18 159 £32,750 -6.42% 24
Cambridgeshire +4 136 £37,000 +5.71% 16
West Sussex +15 133 £40,000 +73.91% 8
Buckinghamshire -9 121 £32,500 - 15
Birmingham +1 115 £37,500 +11.94% 14
Wiltshire +30 109 £25,000 -10.71% 12
Cambridge +14 108 £30,000 -6.25% 10
Southampton -6 105 £29,000 -10.76% 3
Cheshire +11 102 £29,000 +16.00% 17
Bracknell +11 101 £26,000 -45.26% 2
Bristol +9 99 £30,000 -20.00% 31
Oxfordshire -6 92 £26,500 -17.82% 25

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11741 (84.19%) Windows
2 7948 (56.99%) Microsoft
3 5887 (42.21%) VMware
4 5291 (37.94%) MS Exchange
5 4917 (35.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 4175 (29.94%) MS Excel
7 3799 (27.24%) Citrix
8 3746 (26.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3547 (25.43%) ITIL
10 3369 (24.16%) MS Office
11 3213 (23.04%) DNS
12 3122 (22.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 3108 (22.29%) Windows 7
14 2828 (20.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 2788 (19.99%) Cisco
16 2651 (19.01%) SQL Server
17 2600 (18.64%) Firewall
18 2590 (18.57%) Exchange Server 2010
19 2506 (17.97%) Finance
20 2499 (17.92%) SQL
21 2466 (17.68%) TCP/IP
22 2429 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
23 2385 (17.10%) SAN
24 2306 (16.54%) DHCP
25 2105 (15.09%) Windows XP
26 1915 (13.73%) Hyper-V
27 1801 (12.91%) MCSE
28 1759 (12.61%) Linux
29 1719 (12.33%) LAN
30 1630 (11.69%) WAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5291 (37.94%) MS Exchange
2 2590 (18.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1623 (11.64%) SharePoint
4 1545 (11.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1380 (9.90%) IIS
6 1048 (7.51%) Lync
7 1030 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1019 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 819 (5.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 324 (2.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 315 (2.26%) Apache
12 227 (1.63%) IBM Notes
13 205 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
14 181 (1.30%) Tomcat
15 155 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
16 123 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
17 117 (0.84%) Lotus Domino
18 109 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
19 93 (0.67%) WorkSite
20 90 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4175 (29.94%) MS Excel
2 3369 (24.16%) MS Office
3 270 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 129 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 70 (0.50%) MS Project
6 28 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 21 (0.15%) PowerPivot
8 16 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 12 (0.086%) InfoPath
9 12 (0.086%) SPSS
10 11 (0.079%) InDesign
11 10 (0.072%) FastStats
11 10 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.043%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.029%) Final Cut Pro
14 3 (0.022%) S-PLUS
14 3 (0.022%) Maya
14 3 (0.022%) 3ds Max
14 3 (0.022%) Revit
Business Applications
1 133 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
3 33 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 30 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 27 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 26 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 25 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 13 (0.093%) Sage 200
8 13 (0.093%) Markit EDM
9 12 (0.086%) Eikon
10 11 (0.079%) Magento
10 11 (0.079%) assyst
11 10 (0.072%) Line 500
11 10 (0.072%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 8 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
12 8 (0.057%) SalesLogix
12 8 (0.057%) Maximo
13 7 (0.050%) Oracle CRM
13 7 (0.050%) AWD
13 7 (0.050%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 882 (6.32%) Office 365
2 278 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 166 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
4 128 (0.92%) SaaS
5 112 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
6 90 (0.65%) IaaS
7 62 (0.44%) PaaS
8 60 (0.43%) Google Apps
9 18 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.036%) Joyent
11 4 (0.029%) GitHub
11 4 (0.029%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.022%) Force.com
12 3 (0.022%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.014%) Taleo
13 2 (0.014%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3213 (23.04%) DNS
2 2600 (18.64%) Firewall
3 2466 (17.68%) TCP/IP
4 2385 (17.10%) SAN
5 2306 (16.54%) DHCP
6 1719 (12.33%) LAN
7 1630 (11.69%) WAN
8 1387 (9.95%) VPN
9 685 (4.91%) Internet
10 670 (4.80%) VoIP
11 669 (4.80%) NAS
12 499 (3.58%) Wireless
13 413 (2.96%) VLAN
14 365 (2.62%) LDAP
15 320 (2.29%) Network Security
16 278 (1.99%) SSL
17 275 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
18 228 (1.63%) SMTP
19 207 (1.48%) iSCSI
20 202 (1.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2651 (19.01%) SQL Server
2 694 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 396 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 267 (1.91%) MySQL
5 226 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 195 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 178 (1.28%) Oracle Database
8 161 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 116 (0.83%) Relational Database
10 96 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
11 82 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 60 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
13 49 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
14 45 (0.32%) RDBMS
15 42 (0.30%) MS Access
16 39 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
16 39 (0.28%) EDRMS
17 36 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
18 35 (0.25%) IDOL
19 30 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 131 (0.94%) Subversion
2 107 (0.77%) Visual Studio
3 92 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 90 (0.65%) Git (software)
5 77 (0.55%) JIRA
6 67 (0.48%) MSI
7 53 (0.38%) Jenkins
8 44 (0.32%) AdminStudio
9 39 (0.28%) InstallShield
10 32 (0.23%) CruiseControl
11 28 (0.20%) MSBuild
12 26 (0.19%) Eclipse
13 24 (0.17%) TeamCity
14 22 (0.16%) Artifactory
15 20 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 19 (0.14%) NUnit
16 19 (0.14%) Moq
17 18 (0.13%) WebLOAD
18 17 (0.12%) JUnit
19 16 (0.11%) Hudson
General
1 2506 (17.97%) Finance
2 556 (3.99%) Law
3 485 (3.48%) Banking
4 478 (3.43%) Legal
5 424 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 394 (2.83%) Retail
7 203 (1.46%) Advertising
8 194 (1.39%) Marketing
9 162 (1.16%) Back Office
10 136 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 133 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 128 (0.92%) Investment Banking
13 89 (0.64%) Publishing
14 74 (0.53%) French Language
15 67 (0.48%) Electronics
16 57 (0.41%) German Language
17 52 (0.37%) Games
18 44 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
19 34 (0.24%) Front Office
20 32 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 3482 (24.97%) Analyst
2 2144 (15.37%) Support Engineer
3 1847 (13.24%) Support Analyst
4 1202 (8.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 1199 (8.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1154 (8.27%) IT Support
7 1021 (7.32%) Administrator
8 912 (6.54%) Service Analyst
9 876 (6.28%) Service Desk Analyst
10 827 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
11 717 (5.14%) Systems Administrator
12 673 (4.83%) Consultant
13 654 (4.69%) Desktop Support
14 639 (4.58%) Technical Support
15 542 (3.89%) Architect
16 535 (3.84%) Systems Engineer
17 509 (3.65%) 1st Line Support
18 441 (3.16%) IT Support Analyst
19 408 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 395 (2.83%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 559 (4.01%) .NET
2 286 (2.05%) Web Services
3 279 (2.00%) HTML
4 261 (1.87%) ASP.NET
5 211 (1.51%) XML
6 171 (1.23%) CSS
7 143 (1.03%) Application Packaging
8 116 (0.83%) jQuery
9 115 (0.82%) COM
10 101 (0.72%) WCF
11 89 (0.64%) .NET Framework
12 88 (0.63%) HTML5
13 84 (0.60%) Middleware
14 81 (0.58%) LAMP
15 78 (0.56%) Ajax
16 77 (0.55%) Software Packaging
17 65 (0.47%) MSMQ
18 44 (0.32%) J2EE
19 43 (0.31%) CSS3
20 36 (0.26%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 1347 (9.66%) Blackberry
2 750 (5.38%) Clustering
3 446 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 341 (2.45%) Computer Science
5 308 (2.21%) Replication
6 266 (1.91%) Hedge funds
7 250 (1.79%) iPhone
8 174 (1.25%) Fat Client
8 174 (1.25%) Thin Client
9 164 (1.18%) iPad
10 161 (1.15%) PKI
11 156 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
12 139 (1.00%) Statistics
13 129 (0.92%) PDA
14 122 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
15 99 (0.71%) Client/Server
16 97 (0.70%) EqualLogic
17 93 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
18 71 (0.51%) Mathematics
19 70 (0.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11741 (84.19%) Windows
2 4917 (35.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 3122 (22.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 3108 (22.29%) Windows 7
5 2429 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 2105 (15.09%) Windows XP
7 1759 (12.61%) Linux
8 1033 (7.41%) Windows 8
9 572 (4.10%) UNIX
10 347 (2.49%) Mac OS X
11 345 (2.47%) Windows Vista
12 294 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 261 (1.87%) Android
14 225 (1.61%) Solaris
15 206 (1.48%) Windows 2000
16 205 (1.47%) Apple iOS
17 168 (1.20%) Mac OS
18 119 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
19 92 (0.66%) CentOS
20 86 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3547 (25.43%) ITIL
2 782 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
3 674 (4.83%) Migration
4 668 (4.79%) Project Management
5 612 (4.39%) Service Delivery
6 567 (4.07%) Service Management
7 504 (3.61%) Incident Management
8 428 (3.07%) Problem Management
9 423 (3.03%) Change Management
10 369 (2.65%) Change Control
11 364 (2.61%) Load Balancing
12 333 (2.39%) E-Commerce
13 318 (2.28%) Asset Management
14 311 (2.23%) Time Management
15 308 (2.21%) CRM
16 294 (2.11%) Configuration Management
17 281 (2.01%) Kalman Filter
18 269 (1.93%) Root Cause Analysis
19 263 (1.89%) PRINCE2
20 247 (1.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2499 (17.92%) SQL
2 1316 (9.44%) PowerShell
3 367 (2.63%) VBScript
4 344 (2.47%) VB
5 300 (2.15%) C#
6 233 (1.67%) Perl
7 208 (1.49%) JavaScript
8 193 (1.38%) Java
9 190 (1.36%) Bash Shell
10 167 (1.20%) T-SQL
11 165 (1.18%) Python
12 158 (1.13%) C
13 115 (0.82%) Shell Script
14 109 (0.78%) PHP
15 92 (0.66%) VBA
16 83 (0.60%) VB.NET
17 50 (0.36%) Ruby
18 41 (0.29%) VB6
18 41 (0.29%) C++
19 15 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2828 (20.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 1801 (12.91%) MCSE
3 1302 (9.34%) Degree
4 1036 (7.43%) MCITP
5 964 (6.91%) Cisco Certification
6 832 (5.97%) MCSA
7 831 (5.96%) CCNA
8 815 (5.84%) MCP
9 702 (5.03%) Security Cleared
10 600 (4.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 537 (3.85%) SC Cleared
12 324 (2.32%) MCTS
13 317 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
14 314 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
15 273 (1.96%) CCNP
16 221 (1.58%) CCA
17 202 (1.45%) DV Cleared
18 147 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 103 (0.74%) A+ Certification
20 98 (0.70%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1221 (8.76%) SLA
2 182 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 178 (1.28%) QA
4 130 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 117 (0.84%) ISO 9001
6 76 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 31 (0.22%) COBIT
8 12 (0.086%) BS7799
9 9 (0.065%) HL7
10 7 (0.050%) DICOM
10 7 (0.050%) GMP
11 6 (0.043%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 6 (0.043%) GAMP
11 6 (0.043%) GCP
12 5 (0.036%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.029%) JSP 440
14 3 (0.022%) ISO 9000
15 2 (0.014%) GPG13
16 1 (0.007%) Solvency II
16 1 (0.007%) GLP
System Software
1 3746 (26.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1915 (13.73%) Hyper-V
3 1218 (8.73%) XenApp
4 1099 (7.88%) vSphere
5 854 (6.12%) VMware ESX
6 647 (4.64%) XenDesktop
7 475 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
8 358 (2.57%) Terminal Services
9 310 (2.22%) XenServer
10 274 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 178 (1.28%) ISA Server
12 177 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 148 (1.06%) UAG
14 126 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
15 109 (0.78%) MetaFrame
16 98 (0.70%) Xen
17 94 (0.67%) NFS
18 85 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
19 84 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 78 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1580 (11.33%) SCCM
2 692 (4.96%) SCOM
3 547 (3.92%) Backup Exec
4 408 (2.93%) WSUS
5 298 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 297 (2.13%) NetBackup
7 153 (1.10%) Nagios
8 131 (0.94%) SCVMM
9 130 (0.93%) Puppet
10 115 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 98 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 98 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 83 (0.60%) HP SIM
13 82 (0.59%) ARCserve
14 72 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
14 72 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
15 70 (0.50%) Tivoli
16 66 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
17 58 (0.42%) SCOrch
18 56 (0.40%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 7948 (56.99%) Microsoft
2 5887 (42.21%) VMware
3 3799 (27.24%) Citrix
4 2788 (19.99%) Cisco
5 1625 (11.65%) HP
6 810 (5.81%) Symantec
7 775 (5.56%) NetApp
8 674 (4.83%) Oracle
9 647 (4.64%) Dell
10 515 (3.69%) Apple
11 483 (3.46%) EMC
12 369 (2.65%) Red Hat
13 361 (2.59%) CheckPoint
14 339 (2.43%) Juniper
15 321 (2.30%) IBM
16 268 (1.92%) Lotus
17 263 (1.89%) Avaya
18 238 (1.71%) McAfee
19 228 (1.63%) SolarWinds
20 225 (1.61%) Remedy
Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28000 to £33000 per annum - Excellent Benefits and Environment
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Bens + Prof Certs
Posted: 12 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £15000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: £45,000 per annum plus Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Mirfield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + 5% bonus + 10% pension
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30500 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum + Company Car + Profit Share + Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago