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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 30 36 41
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 6977 6959 5909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.53% 5.93% 5.43%
As % of the System Software category 56.75% 57.28% 55.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5929 6042 5021
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
12295 12149 10744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.51% 10.35% 9.87%
Number of salaries quoted 10141 10282 9056
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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 £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.59%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +8 6627 £35,000 - 939
London +8 2786 £40,000 - 294
South East +3 1454 £35,000 +7.69% 217
East of England +11 595 £32,500 -4.41% 80
City of London +7 586 £45,000 - 88
Yorkshire -1 469 £32,500 +3.17% 58
South West +19 424 £33,000 -5.71% 87
Surrey +7 339 £32,500 +14.03% 43
Berkshire +1 338 £37,500 -9.63% 49
West Yorkshire +4 337 £32,500 +8.33% 41
North West -1 337 £30,486 +10.85% 88
West Midlands -12 303 £32,250 +2.78% 71
Hampshire -1 280 £35,000 +16.66% 52
Hertfordshire +13 268 £32,500 - 31
Leeds +13 248 £35,000 +7.69% 28
East Midlands +10 224 £27,500 -21.42% 28
Reading -2 170 £31,000 -22.50% 27
Manchester -4 157 £28,000 +7.69% 50
Buckinghamshire +9 145 £30,000 -27.71% 21
West Sussex +1 140 £40,000 +33.33% 7
Cheshire +11 120 £30,000 - 21
Bristol +11 114 £40,000 +14.28% 27
Cambridgeshire +10 114 £32,500 -7.14% 18
Birmingham -6 114 £35,000 -12.50% 31
Essex +9 112 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Wiltshire +3 102 £33,750 -16.66% 26
Wales +26 92 £33,434 +2.87% 12
Scotland -5 92 £29,000 -17.14% 23
Gloucestershire +25 86 £34,000 +7.93% 9
Milton Keynes +6 85 £28,250 -33.52% 13

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12336 (84.88%) Windows
2 8395 (57.76%) Microsoft
3 6295 (43.31%) VMware
4 5596 (38.50%) MS Exchange
5 4905 (33.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 4166 (28.66%) MS Excel
7 4142 (28.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3837 (26.40%) Citrix
9 3768 (25.93%) ITIL
10 3427 (23.58%) MS Office
11 3383 (23.28%) Windows 7
11 3383 (23.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 3265 (22.46%) DNS
13 2936 (20.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 2905 (19.99%) Cisco
15 2852 (19.62%) SQL Server
16 2811 (19.34%) Microsoft Certification
17 2704 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
18 2678 (18.43%) Firewall
19 2447 (16.84%) SQL
20 2432 (16.73%) SAN
21 2385 (16.41%) DHCP
22 2305 (15.86%) TCP/IP
23 2294 (15.78%) Finance
24 2262 (15.56%) Hyper-V
25 1958 (13.47%) LAN
26 1904 (13.10%) SCCM
27 1863 (12.82%) WAN
28 1820 (12.52%) Windows XP
28 1820 (12.52%) MCSE

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5596 (38.50%) MS Exchange
2 2704 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1559 (10.73%) SharePoint
4 1338 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1326 (9.12%) IIS
6 1320 (9.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1197 (8.24%) Lync
8 849 (5.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 832 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2003
10 232 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
11 200 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
12 191 (1.31%) Apache
13 148 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
14 147 (1.01%) IBM Notes
15 92 (0.63%) Tomcat
16 88 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
17 84 (0.58%) WorkSite
18 78 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
19 63 (0.43%) WebSphere
20 52 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 4166 (28.66%) MS Excel
2 3427 (23.58%) MS Office
3 222 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 134 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 58 (0.40%) MS Project
6 48 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 25 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.069%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.069%) AutoCAD
9 9 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.034%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.028%) Revit
12 4 (0.028%) PowerPivot
12 4 (0.028%) InDesign
13 3 (0.021%) S-PLUS
13 3 (0.021%) Final Cut Pro
13 3 (0.021%) ProjectWise
13 3 (0.021%) SketchUp
14 2 (0.014%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 128 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
3 52 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 30 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 22 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
6 18 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 17 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 11 (0.076%) assyst
8 11 (0.076%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 9 (0.062%) Sophis RISQUE
9 9 (0.062%) CA PPM
9 9 (0.062%) AWD
10 8 (0.055%) Eikon
10 8 (0.055%) Primavera
10 8 (0.055%) Maximo
11 7 (0.048%) Teamcenter
12 6 (0.041%) Hyperion Planning
12 6 (0.041%) Towers Watson Igloo
12 6 (0.041%) HFM
12 6 (0.041%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1253 (8.62%) Office 365
2 481 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 359 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
4 199 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
5 178 (1.22%) SaaS
6 125 (0.86%) IaaS
7 114 (0.78%) Mimecast
8 84 (0.58%) PaaS
9 75 (0.52%) Google Apps
10 58 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
11 47 (0.32%) Amazon S3
12 35 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
13 24 (0.17%) Yammer
14 14 (0.096%) Terremark
15 13 (0.089%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.076%) Symantec.cloud
16 11 (0.076%) CloudFront
17 10 (0.069%) OneDrive
17 10 (0.069%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 9 (0.062%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3265 (22.46%) DNS
2 2678 (18.43%) Firewall
3 2432 (16.73%) SAN
4 2385 (16.41%) DHCP
5 2305 (15.86%) TCP/IP
6 1958 (13.47%) LAN
7 1863 (12.82%) WAN
8 1359 (9.35%) VPN
9 756 (5.20%) VoIP
10 648 (4.46%) Internet
11 600 (4.13%) NAS
12 575 (3.96%) VLAN
13 497 (3.42%) Wireless
14 412 (2.83%) Network Security
15 294 (2.02%) LDAP
16 284 (1.95%) iSCSI
17 239 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
18 226 (1.55%) SSL
19 220 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
20 218 (1.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2852 (19.62%) SQL Server
2 691 (4.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 347 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 283 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 236 (1.62%) MySQL
6 146 (1.00%) Oracle Database
7 129 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 128 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 93 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
10 81 (0.56%) Relational Database
11 73 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 60 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
12 60 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
13 49 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
14 42 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
15 40 (0.28%) RDBMS
16 39 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
17 36 (0.25%) Big Data
18 35 (0.24%) MS Access
19 25 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 93 (0.64%) JIRA
2 90 (0.62%) Visual Studio
3 85 (0.58%) Subversion
4 72 (0.50%) MSI
5 64 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 60 (0.41%) Git (software)
6 60 (0.41%) Jenkins
7 38 (0.26%) InstallShield
8 30 (0.21%) Artifactory
9 22 (0.15%) TeamCity
10 20 (0.14%) Hudson
11 13 (0.089%) MSBuild
12 11 (0.076%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 10 (0.069%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 10 (0.069%) AdminStudio
14 9 (0.062%) QuickTest Pro
15 7 (0.048%) NUnit
15 7 (0.048%) Bugzilla
15 7 (0.048%) Eclipse
16 5 (0.034%) RequisitePro
General
1 2294 (15.78%) Finance
2 672 (4.62%) Law
3 534 (3.67%) Banking
4 524 (3.61%) Legal
5 430 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 378 (2.60%) Retail
7 331 (2.28%) Advertising
8 230 (1.58%) Back Office
9 186 (1.28%) Financial Institution
10 140 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 131 (0.90%) Marketing
12 120 (0.83%) Investment Banking
13 95 (0.65%) Publishing
14 93 (0.64%) Front Office
15 81 (0.56%) Games
16 48 (0.33%) German Language
16 48 (0.33%) Automotive
17 43 (0.30%) Electronics
18 42 (0.29%) Billing
19 36 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3626 (24.95%) Analyst
2 2308 (15.88%) Support Engineer
3 1880 (12.94%) Support Analyst
4 1620 (11.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1235 (8.50%) IT Support
6 1226 (8.44%) 2nd Line Support
7 966 (6.65%) Service Analyst
8 953 (6.56%) Service Desk Analyst
9 931 (6.41%) Administrator
10 860 (5.92%) 3rd Line Support
11 810 (5.57%) Desktop Support
12 794 (5.46%) Consultant
13 692 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
14 629 (4.33%) Technical Support
15 572 (3.94%) Architect
16 562 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
17 553 (3.80%) 1st Line Support
18 490 (3.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 480 (3.30%) IT Support Analyst
20 455 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 590 (4.06%) .NET
2 346 (2.38%) Web Services
3 213 (1.47%) ASP.NET
4 204 (1.40%) HTML
5 148 (1.02%) Application Packaging
6 139 (0.96%) CSS
7 117 (0.81%) XML
8 100 (0.69%) Software Packaging
9 78 (0.54%) .NET Framework
10 74 (0.51%) jQuery
11 65 (0.45%) COM
12 62 (0.43%) Middleware
13 54 (0.37%) SOAP
14 51 (0.35%) WCF
15 49 (0.34%) Ajax
16 46 (0.32%) LAMP
17 42 (0.29%) HTML5
18 41 (0.28%) WPF
19 33 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
20 31 (0.21%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1432 (9.85%) Blackberry
2 846 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 731 (5.03%) Clustering
4 498 (3.43%) Management Information System
5 386 (2.66%) Replication
6 366 (2.52%) Computer Science
7 306 (2.11%) Thin Client
7 306 (2.11%) Fat Client
8 238 (1.64%) iPhone
9 194 (1.33%) Hedge funds
10 192 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
11 153 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 153 (1.05%) iPad
12 135 (0.93%) Client/Server
13 115 (0.79%) PKI
14 112 (0.77%) Statistics
15 98 (0.67%) EqualLogic
16 95 (0.65%) PDA
17 94 (0.65%) CMDB
18 90 (0.62%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12336 (84.88%) Windows
2 4905 (33.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 3383 (23.28%) Windows 7
3 3383 (23.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 2936 (20.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 1820 (12.52%) Windows XP
6 1726 (11.88%) Linux
7 1457 (10.02%) Windows 8
8 557 (3.83%) UNIX
9 421 (2.90%) Android
10 365 (2.51%) Mac OS X
11 330 (2.27%) Windows Vista
12 314 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 288 (1.98%) Apple iOS
14 192 (1.32%) Windows 2000
15 142 (0.98%) Mac OS
16 140 (0.96%) Solaris
17 139 (0.96%) CentOS
18 131 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
19 87 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3768 (25.93%) ITIL
2 904 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 797 (5.48%) Service Delivery
4 744 (5.12%) Service Management
5 722 (4.97%) Project Management
6 717 (4.93%) Migration
7 505 (3.47%) Incident Management
8 497 (3.42%) Change Management
9 463 (3.19%) Mentoring
10 443 (3.05%) Problem Management
11 403 (2.77%) Business Continuity
12 382 (2.63%) Time Management
13 350 (2.41%) Configuration Management
14 344 (2.37%) Information Security
15 341 (2.35%) CRM
16 294 (2.02%) Load Balancing
16 294 (2.02%) Root Cause Analysis
17 276 (1.90%) Agile Software Development
18 257 (1.77%) Change Control
19 247 (1.70%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2447 (16.84%) SQL
2 1534 (10.55%) PowerShell
3 308 (2.12%) VBScript
4 304 (2.09%) C#
5 281 (1.93%) VB
6 230 (1.58%) C
7 223 (1.53%) Perl
8 201 (1.38%) JavaScript
9 187 (1.29%) Java
10 154 (1.06%) Bash Shell
11 150 (1.03%) T-SQL
12 137 (0.94%) Python
13 81 (0.56%) PHP
13 81 (0.56%) Shell Script
14 80 (0.55%) VBA
15 69 (0.47%) Ruby
16 62 (0.43%) VB.NET
17 41 (0.28%) C++
18 31 (0.21%) PL/SQL
19 13 (0.089%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2811 (19.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 1820 (12.52%) MCSE
3 1277 (8.79%) Degree
4 1013 (6.97%) MCP
5 979 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
6 842 (5.79%) MCSA
7 836 (5.75%) CCNA
8 810 (5.57%) MCITP
9 798 (5.49%) Security Cleared
10 649 (4.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 535 (3.68%) SC Cleared
12 348 (2.39%) MCTS
13 304 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
14 284 (1.95%) DV Cleared
15 264 (1.82%) CCNP
16 238 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
17 213 (1.47%) CCA
18 180 (1.24%) CISSP
19 150 (1.03%) A+ Certification
20 143 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1476 (10.16%) SLA
2 274 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 170 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 104 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 92 (0.63%) QA
6 50 (0.34%) COBIT
6 50 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 21 (0.14%) FISMA
8 11 (0.076%) ISO 9000
9 8 (0.055%) GPG13
10 3 (0.021%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.014%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.014%) BS7799
12 1 (0.007%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.007%) GMP
12 1 (0.007%) GLP
12 1 (0.007%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.007%) HMG Infosec
12 1 (0.007%) BS25999
System Software
1 4142 (28.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2262 (15.56%) Hyper-V
3 1410 (9.70%) XenApp
4 1265 (8.70%) vSphere
5 745 (5.13%) VMware ESX
6 634 (4.36%) XenDesktop
7 496 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
8 365 (2.51%) Terminal Services
9 319 (2.19%) XenServer
10 309 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 179 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 157 (1.08%) VMware Server
13 133 (0.92%) ISA Server
14 122 (0.84%) vCloud
15 110 (0.76%) Xen
15 110 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 107 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
17 102 (0.70%) Terminal Server
18 91 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
19 50 (0.34%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1904 (13.10%) SCCM
2 946 (6.51%) SCOM
3 433 (2.98%) Backup Exec
4 398 (2.74%) WSUS
5 246 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 234 (1.61%) NetBackup
7 161 (1.11%) Nagios
8 152 (1.05%) Puppet
9 134 (0.92%) SCVMM
10 126 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 86 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
12 81 (0.56%) AirWatch
13 77 (0.53%) ARCserve
13 77 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 76 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 75 (0.52%) HP SIM
16 71 (0.49%) Tivoli
17 67 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 63 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
19 62 (0.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8395 (57.76%) Microsoft
2 6295 (43.31%) VMware
3 3837 (26.40%) Citrix
4 2905 (19.99%) Cisco
5 1665 (11.46%) HP
6 819 (5.64%) Symantec
7 815 (5.61%) NetApp
8 668 (4.60%) Dell
9 620 (4.27%) Oracle
10 528 (3.63%) EMC
11 505 (3.47%) Apple
12 400 (2.75%) Red Hat
13 371 (2.55%) Juniper
14 314 (2.16%) IBM
15 297 (2.04%) Avaya
16 266 (1.83%) CheckPoint
17 265 (1.82%) Veeam
18 263 (1.81%) Remedy
19 257 (1.77%) Sophos
20 226 (1.55%) SolarWinds
Bristol, Avon
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 25 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 29 minutes ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 30 minutes ago
Billericay, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 41 minutes ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus (7K) + Full Benefits
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Woking, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
set2recruit
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum £DOE + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
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set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits, training, progression
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits package
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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