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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 7822 6417 6581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.98% 5.86% 5.70%
As % of the System Software category 58.55% 55.76% 55.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6787 5449 5779
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -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
13359 11509 11767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.93% 10.51% 10.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11334 9517 10121
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 December 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 December 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 +14 7484 £35,000 - 835
London +13 3183 £37,500 -6.25% 289
South East +7 1722 £34,000 +3.03% 176
City of London +15 825 £42,500 -5.55% 96
East of England +8 541 £35,000 - 55
Berkshire +7 506 £35,000 -12.50% 42
North West +20 497 £31,000 +12.72% 68
Yorkshire +2 477 £30,000 -4.76% 51
West Midlands +9 425 £31,000 +3.33% 69
South West +11 413 £32,500 - 74
Surrey +5 390 £34,000 +13.33% 25
West Yorkshire +4 349 £30,000 -0.72% 33
Manchester +26 310 £30,000 +9.09% 39
Hampshire +2 308 £32,500 +3.17% 48
Leeds -2 215 £32,500 +3.17% 20
Reading +4 194 £34,000 -15.00% 16
East Midlands -3 176 £27,250 -22.14% 35
Birmingham +7 175 £33,000 +8.19% 24
Hertfordshire +5 167 £40,000 +31.14% 12
Buckinghamshire +17 149 £28,250 +17.70% 22
Scotland -5 139 £32,500 -7.14% 29
Cambridgeshire -9 132 £28,000 -19.99% 20
Essex +5 130 £35,000 - 14
Bracknell +23 127 £35,000 +29.62% 5
Cheshire +31 122 £35,000 +34.61% 17
West Sussex +39 121 £40,000 +42.85% 6
Milton Keynes +36 104 £27,500 -5.17% 7
Wiltshire +26 103 £38,000 +12.59% 17
Oxfordshire +3 96 £32,500 -7.14% 14
Cambridge +11 91 £27,000 -12.90% 11

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12713 (85.38%) Windows
2 8556 (57.46%) Microsoft
3 6335 (42.55%) VMware
4 5624 (37.77%) MS Exchange
5 5197 (34.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 4356 (29.25%) MS Excel
7 4147 (27.85%) Citrix
8 4122 (27.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3709 (24.91%) ITIL
10 3609 (24.24%) MS Office
11 3547 (23.82%) DNS
12 3441 (23.11%) Windows 7
13 3366 (22.61%) Windows Server 2003
14 3002 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
15 2946 (19.79%) Cisco
16 2886 (19.38%) Firewall
17 2781 (18.68%) Microsoft Certification
18 2704 (18.16%) SQL Server
19 2675 (17.97%) Exchange Server 2010
20 2547 (17.11%) Finance
21 2517 (16.90%) DHCP
22 2504 (16.82%) SAN
23 2498 (16.78%) SQL
24 2437 (16.37%) TCP/IP
25 2274 (15.27%) Windows XP
26 2163 (14.53%) Hyper-V
27 1994 (13.39%) LAN
28 1908 (12.81%) WAN
29 1829 (12.28%) MCSE
30 1720 (11.55%) SCCM

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5624 (37.77%) MS Exchange
2 2675 (17.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1700 (11.42%) SharePoint
4 1596 (10.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1468 (9.86%) IIS
6 1295 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1139 (7.65%) Lync
8 1038 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 885 (5.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 347 (2.33%) Apache
11 315 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
12 224 (1.50%) IBM Notes
13 195 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
14 171 (1.15%) Tomcat
15 125 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
16 116 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
17 110 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
18 92 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
19 90 (0.60%) WorkSite
20 71 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4356 (29.25%) MS Excel
2 3609 (24.24%) MS Office
3 300 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 131 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 74 (0.50%) MS Project
6 23 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 22 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 17 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 15 (0.10%) Acrobat
10 14 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.067%) PowerPivot
12 9 (0.060%) AutoCAD
13 7 (0.047%) SPSS
13 7 (0.047%) FastStats
14 6 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
14 6 (0.040%) Revit
15 4 (0.027%) S-PLUS
16 3 (0.020%) Maya
16 3 (0.020%) 3ds Max
16 3 (0.020%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 162 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
3 44 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 32 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 31 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 27 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 19 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 17 (0.11%) Eikon
9 14 (0.094%) SalesLogix
10 13 (0.087%) Towers Watson Igloo
11 12 (0.081%) Google Analytics
12 11 (0.074%) Oracle EBS R12
13 9 (0.060%) assyst
14 8 (0.054%) Sage 50
15 7 (0.047%) RiskWrite
15 7 (0.047%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 6 (0.040%) Line 500
16 6 (0.040%) GoldMine
16 6 (0.040%) SAP Business One
17 5 (0.034%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 971 (6.52%) Office 365
2 315 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (0.81%) IaaS
4 115 (0.77%) SaaS
5 113 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 111 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
7 77 (0.52%) Google Apps
8 64 (0.43%) PaaS
9 8 (0.054%) Terremark
10 7 (0.047%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.027%) GitHub
12 3 (0.020%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.020%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.020%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.013%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.013%) Route 53
13 2 (0.013%) Taleo
13 2 (0.013%) Sumo Logic
14 1 (0.007%) Trello
14 1 (0.007%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3547 (23.82%) DNS
2 2886 (19.38%) Firewall
3 2517 (16.90%) DHCP
4 2504 (16.82%) SAN
5 2437 (16.37%) TCP/IP
6 1994 (13.39%) LAN
7 1908 (12.81%) WAN
8 1502 (10.09%) VPN
9 799 (5.37%) VoIP
10 761 (5.11%) Internet
11 602 (4.04%) NAS
12 527 (3.54%) Wireless
13 455 (3.06%) VLAN
14 362 (2.43%) Network Security
15 343 (2.30%) iSCSI
16 308 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
17 286 (1.92%) LDAP
18 269 (1.81%) SMTP
19 261 (1.75%) SSL
20 250 (1.68%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2704 (18.16%) SQL Server
2 714 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 416 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 232 (1.56%) MySQL
5 230 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 160 (1.07%) Oracle Database
7 129 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
8 124 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 99 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 93 (0.62%) Relational Database
11 77 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 76 (0.51%) MS Access
13 66 (0.44%) IDOL
14 65 (0.44%) EDRMS
15 50 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
16 49 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
17 45 (0.30%) RDBMS
18 38 (0.26%) Big Data
19 35 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
20 34 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 104 (0.70%) Subversion
2 99 (0.66%) Visual Studio
3 93 (0.62%) MSI
4 83 (0.56%) JIRA
5 73 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 64 (0.43%) Jenkins
7 61 (0.41%) Git (software)
8 47 (0.32%) AdminStudio
9 44 (0.30%) InstallShield
10 33 (0.22%) LoadRunner
11 30 (0.20%) TeamCity
12 26 (0.17%) Artifactory
13 21 (0.14%) Moq
13 21 (0.14%) Ant
13 21 (0.14%) NUnit
14 20 (0.13%) Selenium
15 19 (0.13%) Eclipse
15 19 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 18 (0.12%) QuickTest Pro
17 16 (0.11%) Hudson
General
1 2547 (17.11%) Finance
2 611 (4.10%) Law
3 559 (3.75%) Banking
4 510 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 468 (3.14%) Legal
6 431 (2.89%) Retail
7 215 (1.44%) Advertising
8 180 (1.21%) Back Office
9 155 (1.04%) Marketing
10 136 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 126 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 122 (0.82%) Investment Banking
13 93 (0.62%) Publishing
14 57 (0.38%) French Language
15 54 (0.36%) German Language
16 45 (0.30%) Electronics
17 43 (0.29%) Games
18 39 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
19 35 (0.24%) Spanish Language
20 33 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3590 (24.11%) Analyst
2 2566 (17.23%) Support Engineer
3 1742 (11.70%) Support Analyst
4 1372 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1334 (8.96%) IT Support
6 1255 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support
7 1052 (7.07%) Service Analyst
8 1015 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
9 957 (6.43%) Administrator
10 936 (6.29%) 3rd Line Support
11 770 (5.17%) Consultant
12 730 (4.90%) Desktop Support
13 669 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
14 617 (4.14%) Technical Support
15 567 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
16 518 (3.48%) Architect
17 497 (3.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 489 (3.28%) 1st Line Support
19 476 (3.20%) IT Support Analyst
20 466 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 565 (3.79%) .NET
2 261 (1.75%) ASP.NET
3 231 (1.55%) Web Services
4 204 (1.37%) HTML
5 172 (1.16%) Application Packaging
6 162 (1.09%) CSS
6 162 (1.09%) XML
7 93 (0.62%) WCF
7 93 (0.62%) jQuery
8 82 (0.55%) .NET Framework
9 70 (0.47%) COM
10 66 (0.44%) Middleware
11 64 (0.43%) Software Packaging
12 58 (0.39%) Ajax
13 53 (0.36%) HTML5
14 47 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 46 (0.31%) MSMQ
16 45 (0.30%) Classic ASP
17 43 (0.29%) SOAP
18 41 (0.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1544 (10.37%) Blackberry
2 893 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 848 (5.70%) Clustering
4 459 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 395 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 340 (2.28%) Replication
7 271 (1.82%) iPhone
8 263 (1.77%) Hedge funds
9 223 (1.50%) Thin Client
9 223 (1.50%) Fat Client
10 150 (1.01%) PKI
11 146 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
12 143 (0.96%) Statistics
13 141 (0.95%) iPad
14 127 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
15 121 (0.81%) PDA
16 97 (0.65%) Client/Server
17 87 (0.58%) Mathematics
18 84 (0.56%) Open Source
19 81 (0.54%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 12713 (85.38%) Windows
2 5197 (34.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 3441 (23.11%) Windows 7
4 3366 (22.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 3002 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 2274 (15.27%) Windows XP
7 1615 (10.85%) Linux
8 1353 (9.09%) Windows 8
9 559 (3.75%) UNIX
10 430 (2.89%) Windows Vista
11 381 (2.56%) Mac OS X
12 318 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 310 (2.08%) Android
14 243 (1.63%) Windows 2000
15 235 (1.58%) Apple iOS
16 186 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
17 174 (1.17%) Solaris
18 150 (1.01%) Mac OS
19 128 (0.86%) CentOS
20 92 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3709 (24.91%) ITIL
2 863 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
3 715 (4.80%) Migration
4 697 (4.68%) Service Delivery
5 607 (4.08%) Project Management
6 566 (3.80%) Service Management
7 524 (3.52%) Incident Management
8 490 (3.29%) Mentoring
9 486 (3.26%) Change Management
10 397 (2.67%) Problem Management
11 358 (2.40%) Load Balancing
12 355 (2.38%) Change Control
13 329 (2.21%) CRM
14 315 (2.12%) Configuration Management
15 307 (2.06%) Asset Management
16 281 (1.89%) Kalman Filter
17 277 (1.86%) Time Management
18 265 (1.78%) Root Cause Analysis
19 254 (1.71%) Business Continuity
19 254 (1.71%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2498 (16.78%) SQL
2 1404 (9.43%) PowerShell
3 390 (2.62%) VBScript
4 344 (2.31%) VB
5 307 (2.06%) C#
6 257 (1.73%) Perl
7 206 (1.38%) Python
8 194 (1.30%) Java
9 179 (1.20%) C
10 163 (1.09%) JavaScript
11 162 (1.09%) T-SQL
12 159 (1.07%) Bash Shell
13 116 (0.78%) PHP
14 112 (0.75%) Shell Script
15 108 (0.73%) VB.NET
16 76 (0.51%) VBA
17 51 (0.34%) VB6
18 50 (0.34%) C++
19 46 (0.31%) Ruby
20 11 (0.074%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2781 (18.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 1829 (12.28%) MCSE
3 1393 (9.36%) Degree
4 1034 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
5 934 (6.27%) MCITP
6 922 (6.19%) Security Cleared
7 921 (6.19%) MCP
8 901 (6.05%) MCSA
9 859 (5.77%) CCNA
10 730 (4.90%) SC Cleared
11 676 (4.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 346 (2.32%) MCTS
13 344 (2.31%) Citrix Certification
14 341 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
15 328 (2.20%) CCNP
15 328 (2.20%) DV Cleared
16 269 (1.81%) CCA
17 183 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 131 (0.88%) A+ Certification
19 129 (0.87%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1344 (9.03%) SLA
2 181 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 130 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 127 (0.85%) QA
5 99 (0.66%) ISO 9001
6 78 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (0.17%) COBIT
8 11 (0.074%) BS7799
9 10 (0.067%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.040%) HL7
10 6 (0.040%) DICOM
10 6 (0.040%) GPG13
11 5 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 2 (0.013%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.007%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.007%) GxP
13 1 (0.007%) HMG Infosec
13 1 (0.007%) BS25999
13 1 (0.007%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4122 (27.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2163 (14.53%) Hyper-V
3 1468 (9.86%) XenApp
4 1228 (8.25%) vSphere
5 827 (5.55%) VMware ESX
6 625 (4.20%) XenDesktop
7 497 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
8 376 (2.53%) Terminal Services
9 281 (1.89%) XenServer
10 256 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
11 230 (1.54%) ISA Server
12 188 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 122 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 122 (0.82%) MetaFrame
14 119 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
15 108 (0.73%) UAG
16 102 (0.69%) VMware Server
17 99 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
18 89 (0.60%) NFS
19 87 (0.58%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1720 (11.55%) SCCM
2 942 (6.33%) SCOM
3 579 (3.89%) Backup Exec
4 360 (2.42%) NetBackup
5 355 (2.38%) WSUS
6 341 (2.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 180 (1.21%) SCVMM
8 163 (1.09%) Nagios
9 138 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 131 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 123 (0.83%) Puppet
12 98 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 85 (0.57%) SCOrch
14 80 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 78 (0.52%) SCDPM
16 77 (0.52%) Tivoli
17 74 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
18 67 (0.45%) HP SIM
19 61 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
20 60 (0.40%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 8556 (57.46%) Microsoft
2 6335 (42.55%) VMware
3 4147 (27.85%) Citrix
4 2946 (19.79%) Cisco
5 1606 (10.79%) HP
6 909 (6.10%) Symantec
7 738 (4.96%) NetApp
8 709 (4.76%) Dell
9 618 (4.15%) Oracle
10 553 (3.71%) Apple
11 543 (3.65%) EMC
12 425 (2.85%) Red Hat
13 368 (2.47%) Avaya
13 368 (2.47%) Juniper
14 324 (2.18%) IBM
15 307 (2.06%) CheckPoint
16 268 (1.80%) Bloomberg
17 265 (1.78%) Veeam
18 255 (1.71%) Lotus
19 252 (1.69%) McAfee
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Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £25000 - £28500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Wow
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Shepperton, Middlesex
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Car + MS certs funded!
Posted: Yesterday
England
Map Careers
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits AND bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + £7,200 Car allowance +15% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £22,000 to £24,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday