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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 33 34 41
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 6665 7011 6029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.07% 5.96% 5.54%
As % of the System Software category 55.11% 55.39% 54.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5814 5976 5188
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,275 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%

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
12094 12657 10990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.02% 10.75% 10.09%
Number of salaries quoted 10057 10501 9380
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

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 28 July 2015 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 28 July 2015. 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 +2 6309 £35,000 - 783
London -3 2488 £39,500 +3.94% 272
South East +4 1605 £35,000 +7.69% 158
East of England +7 578 £35,000 +7.69% 69
City of London -19 462 £42,500 -5.55% 74
Surrey +15 453 £35,000 +7.69% 31
Yorkshire -11 412 £32,500 +3.17% 53
South West -7 359 £29,500 -1.66% 55
North West 0 347 £30,000 +1.69% 83
West Midlands -3 339 £34,180 +1.27% 50
Berkshire -9 310 £33,000 -5.71% 43
Hampshire +6 307 £33,000 +10.00% 21
West Yorkshire -17 287 £32,500 +3.17% 28
Hertfordshire +5 244 £35,000 - 31
Leeds -6 213 £32,500 - 17
Manchester -5 187 £31,000 +4.20% 41
Birmingham +12 167 £37,500 +2.79% 20
West Sussex +8 166 £42,500 +30.76% 16
East Midlands -1 162 £27,500 -17.91% 36
Reading -9 149 £27,500 -22.53% 28
Buckinghamshire -13 131 £30,000 -18.91% 12
Wiltshire +4 118 £32,500 +22.64% 10
Cheshire +10 112 £26,021 -3.62% 24
Cambridgeshire +12 110 £37,400 +0.40% 15
Oxfordshire +30 106 £33,750 +29.80% 14
Scotland -17 99 £32,500 -1.51% 16
Southampton -2 96 £33,750 +7.66% 5
Wales +18 93 £35,500 +16.39% 15
Essex -5 89 £35,000 +12.00% 7
South Wales +21 87 £36,000 +10.76% 13

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 12028 (84.53%) Windows
2 8169 (57.41%) Microsoft
3 6473 (45.49%) VMware
4 5362 (37.68%) MS Exchange
5 4806 (33.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 4102 (28.83%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3957 (27.81%) MS Excel
8 3734 (26.24%) ITIL
9 3678 (25.85%) Citrix
10 3584 (25.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 3238 (22.76%) DNS
12 3211 (22.57%) Windows 7
13 3119 (21.92%) MS Office
14 2828 (19.87%) Cisco
15 2733 (19.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 2703 (19.00%) SQL Server
17 2670 (18.76%) Exchange Server 2010
18 2658 (18.68%) Microsoft Certification
19 2563 (18.01%) Firewall
20 2441 (17.16%) DHCP
21 2395 (16.83%) SQL
22 2362 (16.60%) SAN
23 2289 (16.09%) TCP/IP
24 2243 (15.76%) Finance
25 2088 (14.67%) Hyper-V
26 1973 (13.87%) LAN
27 1915 (13.46%) SCCM
28 1904 (13.38%) WAN
29 1836 (12.90%) Linux
30 1699 (11.94%) HP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 5362 (37.68%) MS Exchange
2 2670 (18.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1413 (9.93%) SharePoint
4 1345 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1297 (9.12%) IIS
6 1212 (8.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1068 (7.51%) Lync
8 749 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 743 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 185 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 184 (1.29%) Apache
12 177 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
13 133 (0.93%) IBM Notes
14 114 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
15 96 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
16 92 (0.65%) WorkSite
17 85 (0.60%) Tomcat
18 82 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
19 66 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
20 48 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3957 (27.81%) MS Excel
2 3119 (21.92%) MS Office
3 208 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 147 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 59 (0.41%) MS Project
6 47 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 16 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 12 (0.084%) AutoCAD
9 11 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.063%) Acrobat
11 8 (0.056%) Photoshop
12 6 (0.042%) InDesign
13 5 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.021%) Revit
14 3 (0.021%) ProjectWise
14 3 (0.021%) S-PLUS
15 2 (0.014%) SketchUp
15 2 (0.014%) Final Cut Pro
16 1 (0.007%) PowerPivot
16 1 (0.007%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 134 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
3 52 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 35 (0.25%) Northgate Housing
5 27 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 19 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 19 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 19 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.063%) Oracle Payables
7 9 (0.063%) Maximo
7 9 (0.063%) Sophis RISQUE
7 9 (0.063%) assyst
8 8 (0.056%) Primavera
9 7 (0.049%) Sage 200
9 7 (0.049%) Eikon
9 7 (0.049%) Hyperion Planning
9 7 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
9 7 (0.049%) HFM
10 6 (0.042%) Infor CRM
10 6 (0.042%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1392 (9.78%) Office 365
2 474 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 362 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
4 197 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
5 154 (1.08%) SaaS
6 142 (1.00%) Mimecast
7 111 (0.78%) IaaS
8 69 (0.48%) PaaS
9 68 (0.48%) Google Apps
10 62 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
11 39 (0.27%) Amazon S3
12 26 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
13 19 (0.13%) Yammer
14 17 (0.12%) Symantec.cloud
15 13 (0.091%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 12 (0.084%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (0.070%) OneDrive
18 9 (0.063%) GitHub
18 9 (0.063%) Terremark
19 7 (0.049%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 3238 (22.76%) DNS
2 2563 (18.01%) Firewall
3 2441 (17.16%) DHCP
4 2362 (16.60%) SAN
5 2289 (16.09%) TCP/IP
6 1973 (13.87%) LAN
7 1904 (13.38%) WAN
8 1354 (9.52%) VPN
9 804 (5.65%) VoIP
10 627 (4.41%) VLAN
11 594 (4.17%) NAS
12 587 (4.13%) Internet
13 478 (3.36%) Wireless
14 406 (2.85%) Network Security
15 335 (2.35%) LDAP
16 279 (1.96%) iSCSI
17 243 (1.71%) NetScaler
18 230 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
19 214 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
20 187 (1.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2703 (19.00%) SQL Server
2 648 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 322 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 284 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 276 (1.94%) MySQL
6 124 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 120 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 112 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 84 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
10 83 (0.58%) Relational Database
11 65 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 51 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 51 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
13 39 (0.27%) NoSQL
14 37 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
14 37 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
15 32 (0.22%) RDBMS
16 28 (0.20%) Big Data
17 25 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
18 24 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 99 (0.70%) JIRA
2 93 (0.65%) Subversion
3 82 (0.58%) MSI
4 72 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 67 (0.47%) Git (software)
5 67 (0.47%) Visual Studio
6 47 (0.33%) InstallShield
7 45 (0.32%) Jenkins
8 29 (0.20%) Hudson
9 19 (0.13%) TeamCity
10 17 (0.12%) AdminStudio
11 14 (0.098%) ProC
12 13 (0.091%) MSBuild
13 11 (0.077%) SpecFlow
14 10 (0.070%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (0.070%) Artifactory
15 9 (0.063%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 8 (0.056%) Bugzilla
17 6 (0.042%) HP UFT
18 5 (0.035%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2243 (15.76%) Finance
2 606 (4.26%) Law
3 517 (3.63%) Legal
4 511 (3.59%) Banking
5 435 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 337 (2.37%) Retail
7 311 (2.19%) Advertising
8 218 (1.53%) Back Office
9 177 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 174 (1.22%) Financial Institution
11 134 (0.94%) Marketing
12 102 (0.72%) Investment Banking
13 97 (0.68%) Publishing
14 80 (0.56%) Games
15 78 (0.55%) Front Office
16 51 (0.36%) Electronics
17 49 (0.34%) German Language
18 42 (0.30%) Automotive
19 41 (0.29%) French Language
20 35 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3431 (24.11%) Analyst
2 2246 (15.78%) Support Engineer
3 1789 (12.57%) Support Analyst
4 1594 (11.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1207 (8.48%) IT Support
6 1197 (8.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 997 (7.01%) Administrator
8 841 (5.91%) Service Analyst
9 825 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
10 823 (5.78%) 3rd Line Support
11 758 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
12 757 (5.32%) Desktop Support
13 665 (4.67%) Consultant
14 603 (4.24%) Systems Engineer
15 592 (4.16%) Technical Support
16 579 (4.07%) 1st Line Support
17 557 (3.91%) Architect
18 488 (3.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 479 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 432 (3.04%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 488 (3.43%) .NET
2 369 (2.59%) Web Services
3 209 (1.47%) HTML
4 186 (1.31%) ASP.NET
5 152 (1.07%) Application Packaging
6 134 (0.94%) CSS
7 113 (0.79%) XML
8 94 (0.66%) Software Packaging
9 75 (0.53%) jQuery
10 64 (0.45%) Middleware
11 63 (0.44%) COM
12 62 (0.44%) .NET Framework
13 47 (0.33%) WCF
13 47 (0.33%) HTML5
14 43 (0.30%) Ajax
15 41 (0.29%) SOAP
16 38 (0.27%) WPF
17 34 (0.24%) LAMP
17 34 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC
18 31 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1276 (8.97%) Blackberry
2 1142 (8.03%) Data Centre
3 824 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
4 675 (4.74%) Clustering
5 498 (3.50%) Management Information System
6 358 (2.52%) Replication
7 334 (2.35%) Computer Science
8 285 (2.00%) Thin Client
8 285 (2.00%) Fat Client
9 239 (1.68%) iPhone
10 213 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
11 190 (1.34%) iPad
12 180 (1.27%) Hedge funds
13 160 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
14 127 (0.89%) EqualLogic
14 127 (0.89%) Client/Server
15 112 (0.79%) Statistics
16 103 (0.72%) PKI
17 102 (0.72%) Mathematics
18 93 (0.65%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 12028 (84.53%) Windows
2 4806 (33.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 3584 (25.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 3211 (22.57%) Windows 7
5 2733 (19.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 1836 (12.90%) Linux
7 1602 (11.26%) Windows XP
8 1457 (10.24%) Windows 8
9 544 (3.82%) UNIX
10 468 (3.29%) Android
11 401 (2.82%) Mac OS X
12 338 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 292 (2.05%) Apple iOS
14 291 (2.05%) Windows Vista
15 183 (1.29%) Windows 2000
16 142 (1.00%) Mac OS
17 128 (0.90%) CentOS
18 127 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
19 125 (0.88%) Solaris
20 91 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3734 (26.24%) ITIL
2 828 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 772 (5.43%) Project Management
4 703 (4.94%) Service Delivery
5 683 (4.80%) Service Management
6 658 (4.62%) Migration
7 511 (3.59%) Change Management
8 499 (3.51%) Mentoring
9 495 (3.48%) Incident Management
10 466 (3.28%) Problem Management
11 382 (2.68%) Time Management
12 377 (2.65%) Business Continuity
13 369 (2.59%) Information Security
14 366 (2.57%) CRM
15 363 (2.55%) Configuration Management
16 317 (2.23%) Load Balancing
17 308 (2.16%) Root Cause Analysis
18 306 (2.15%) Asset Management
19 289 (2.03%) Agile Software Development
20 273 (1.92%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2395 (16.83%) SQL
2 1560 (10.96%) PowerShell
3 287 (2.02%) VBScript
4 270 (1.90%) VB
5 251 (1.76%) C#
6 234 (1.64%) C
7 233 (1.64%) Perl
8 192 (1.35%) Java
9 189 (1.33%) JavaScript
10 165 (1.16%) Bash Shell
11 141 (0.99%) Python
12 140 (0.98%) T-SQL
13 94 (0.66%) PHP
14 84 (0.59%) Shell Script
15 78 (0.55%) VBA
16 72 (0.51%) Ruby
17 48 (0.34%) VB.NET
18 31 (0.22%) C++
19 23 (0.16%) PL/SQL
20 14 (0.098%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2658 (18.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 1674 (11.76%) MCSE
3 1201 (8.44%) Degree
4 987 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
5 936 (6.58%) MCP
6 852 (5.99%) CCNA
7 800 (5.62%) MCITP
8 790 (5.55%) MCSA
9 703 (4.94%) Security Cleared
10 647 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 416 (2.92%) SC Cleared
12 353 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
13 322 (2.26%) MCTS
14 267 (1.88%) CCNP
15 257 (1.81%) DV Cleared
16 216 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
17 178 (1.25%) CCA
18 169 (1.19%) CISSP
19 147 (1.03%) A+ Certification
20 127 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1487 (10.45%) SLA
2 260 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 153 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 131 (0.92%) QA
5 100 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 45 (0.32%) COBIT
7 33 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.091%) ISO 9000
9 10 (0.070%) FISMA
10 9 (0.063%) JSP 440
11 8 (0.056%) GPG13
12 3 (0.021%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.007%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.007%) BS7799
13 1 (0.007%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.007%) GMP
13 1 (0.007%) GLP
System Software
1 4102 (28.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2088 (14.67%) Hyper-V
3 1342 (9.43%) XenApp
4 1226 (8.62%) vSphere
5 779 (5.47%) VMware ESX
6 541 (3.80%) XenDesktop
7 536 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
8 368 (2.59%) Terminal Services
9 306 (2.15%) XenServer
10 300 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 153 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 144 (1.01%) VMware Server
13 142 (1.00%) vCloud
14 130 (0.91%) ISA Server
15 125 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
16 119 (0.84%) Terminal Server
17 108 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
18 93 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 83 (0.58%) Xen
20 80 (0.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1915 (13.46%) SCCM
2 889 (6.25%) SCOM
3 429 (3.01%) Backup Exec
4 373 (2.62%) WSUS
5 225 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 192 (1.35%) NetBackup
7 160 (1.12%) Puppet
8 141 (0.99%) Nagios
9 140 (0.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 110 (0.77%) SCVMM
11 101 (0.71%) AirWatch
12 82 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
13 74 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 73 (0.51%) HP SIM
15 70 (0.49%) ARCserve
16 64 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 64 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
17 63 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 55 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
18 55 (0.39%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8169 (57.41%) Microsoft
2 6473 (45.49%) VMware
3 3678 (25.85%) Citrix
4 2828 (19.87%) Cisco
5 1699 (11.94%) HP
6 821 (5.77%) NetApp
7 774 (5.44%) Symantec
8 659 (4.63%) Dell
9 565 (3.97%) Oracle
10 484 (3.40%) EMC
11 473 (3.32%) Apple
12 383 (2.69%) Juniper
13 376 (2.64%) Red Hat
14 310 (2.18%) Avaya
15 302 (2.12%) IBM
16 268 (1.88%) CheckPoint
17 267 (1.88%) Veeam
18 257 (1.81%) Remedy
19 250 (1.76%) SolarWinds
20 239 (1.68%) Sophos
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