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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 27 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 7646 7107 6034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.90% 5.88% 5.34%
As % of the System Software category 58.10% 58.05% 54.49%
Number of salaries quoted 6460 6135 5068
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%

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
13161 12243 11073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.88% 10.14% 9.80%
Number of salaries quoted 10829 10254 9257
Average salary £41,250 £41,250 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -0.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +10 7274 £35,000 -3.78% 874
London +12 3247 £40,000 - 285
South East +1 1516 £35,000 +4.47% 211
City of London +12 788 £47,000 +4.44% 72
East of England +12 620 £32,500 -7.14% 58
Yorkshire +4 523 £30,000 - 58
South West +20 432 £33,750 -3.57% 68
Berkshire -1 405 £40,000 -3.61% 49
West Yorkshire +6 379 £31,750 +11.40% 36
Surrey +9 351 £31,500 +1.61% 36
North West +8 348 £30,000 +9.09% 82
West Midlands -9 306 £30,000 -4.76% 65
Hampshire -3 281 £34,000 +13.33% 50
East Midlands +14 260 £27,500 -21.42% 35
Leeds +14 255 £35,000 +16.66% 22
Hertfordshire +15 245 £32,500 +1.56% 22
Manchester +4 200 £27,500 +8.91% 45
Reading -5 184 £35,000 -17.64% 23
Essex +10 136 £36,500 -2.66% 7
Buckinghamshire -1 134 £36,750 +11.36% 24
Cambridgeshire +8 124 £32,500 -13.33% 17
West Sussex +2 123 £37,500 +17.18% 13
Bristol +12 117 £40,000 +14.28% 22
Scotland +1 117 £28,750 -17.85% 23
Wales +3 115 £32,250 -7.85% 11
South Wales +6 109 £34,000 -5.55% 9
Birmingham -7 103 £35,000 - 26
Cheshire +4 95 £33,500 +11.66% 27
Nottinghamshire +14 92 £27,500 -32.51% 9
Wiltshire +7 88 £30,000 -28.14% 13

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12839 (85.40%) Windows
2 8808 (58.59%) Microsoft
3 6381 (42.44%) VMware
4 5800 (38.58%) MS Exchange
5 5068 (33.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 4384 (29.16%) MS Excel
7 4240 (28.20%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4003 (26.63%) Citrix
9 3827 (25.46%) ITIL
10 3665 (24.38%) MS Office
11 3597 (23.93%) Windows 7
12 3427 (22.79%) DNS
13 3369 (22.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 3169 (21.08%) Windows Server 2003
15 3004 (19.98%) Cisco
16 2924 (19.45%) SQL Server
17 2917 (19.40%) Microsoft Certification
18 2842 (18.90%) Firewall
19 2774 (18.45%) Exchange Server 2010
20 2537 (16.88%) SQL
21 2516 (16.74%) SAN
22 2468 (16.42%) DHCP
23 2433 (16.18%) TCP/IP
24 2365 (15.73%) Hyper-V
25 2358 (15.68%) Finance
26 2057 (13.68%) LAN
27 2003 (13.32%) Windows XP
28 1967 (13.08%) MCSE
28 1967 (13.08%) SCCM
29 1920 (12.77%) WAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5800 (38.58%) MS Exchange
2 2774 (18.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1655 (11.01%) SharePoint
4 1449 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1351 (8.99%) IIS
6 1348 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1276 (8.49%) Lync
8 922 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 877 (5.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 257 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
11 236 (1.57%) Apache
12 213 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 161 (1.07%) Office Communications Server
14 160 (1.06%) IBM Notes
15 119 (0.79%) Tomcat
16 85 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
17 81 (0.54%) WorkSite
18 65 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2000
19 62 (0.41%) WebSphere
20 52 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 4384 (29.16%) MS Excel
2 3665 (24.38%) MS Office
3 255 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 133 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 61 (0.41%) MS Project
6 30 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 23 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 12 (0.080%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.040%) Acrobat
11 6 (0.040%) AutoCAD
11 6 (0.040%) PowerPivot
12 4 (0.027%) Final Cut Pro
12 4 (0.027%) S-PLUS
13 3 (0.020%) Revit
14 2 (0.013%) SketchUp
14 2 (0.013%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 136 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 64 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
3 51 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 45 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 23 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 21 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 11 (0.073%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 9 (0.060%) CA PPM
8 9 (0.060%) AWD
8 9 (0.060%) Eikon
8 9 (0.060%) assyst
8 9 (0.060%) Sophis RISQUE
9 7 (0.047%) Cognos TM1
9 7 (0.047%) Maximo
10 5 (0.033%) HiPortfolio
10 5 (0.033%) SAP Business One
10 5 (0.033%) GoldMine
11 4 (0.027%) Teamcenter
11 4 (0.027%) RiskWrite
11 4 (0.027%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1262 (8.39%) Office 365
2 472 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 322 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
4 165 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 155 (1.03%) SaaS
6 131 (0.87%) IaaS
7 112 (0.74%) Mimecast
8 87 (0.58%) Google Apps
9 79 (0.53%) PaaS
10 46 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
11 39 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
12 38 (0.25%) Amazon S3
13 20 (0.13%) Yammer
14 14 (0.093%) Terremark
15 12 (0.080%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.073%) CloudFront
16 11 (0.073%) GitHub
17 10 (0.067%) Symantec.cloud
18 9 (0.060%) OneDrive
18 9 (0.060%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3427 (22.79%) DNS
2 2842 (18.90%) Firewall
3 2516 (16.74%) SAN
4 2468 (16.42%) DHCP
5 2433 (16.18%) TCP/IP
6 2057 (13.68%) LAN
7 1920 (12.77%) WAN
8 1440 (9.58%) VPN
9 734 (4.88%) VoIP
10 710 (4.72%) Internet
11 599 (3.98%) NAS
12 559 (3.72%) VLAN
13 527 (3.51%) Wireless
14 401 (2.67%) Network Security
15 338 (2.25%) iSCSI
16 283 (1.88%) LDAP
17 251 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
18 242 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
19 236 (1.57%) SSL
20 207 (1.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2924 (19.45%) SQL Server
2 702 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 395 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 284 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 267 (1.78%) MySQL
6 144 (0.96%) Oracle Database
7 132 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 126 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 110 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
10 82 (0.55%) Relational Database
11 81 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 59 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
12 59 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
13 51 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
13 51 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
14 47 (0.31%) MS Access
15 43 (0.29%) Big Data
16 40 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
16 40 (0.27%) RDBMS
17 38 (0.25%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 94 (0.63%) JIRA
2 87 (0.58%) Visual Studio
3 84 (0.56%) Subversion
4 83 (0.55%) MSI
5 74 (0.49%) Jenkins
6 67 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 64 (0.43%) Git (software)
8 36 (0.24%) InstallShield
9 34 (0.23%) Artifactory
10 30 (0.20%) TeamCity
11 19 (0.13%) Hudson
12 17 (0.11%) NUnit
13 13 (0.086%) Moq
14 12 (0.080%) LoadRunner
15 11 (0.073%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 11 (0.073%) QuickTest Pro
15 11 (0.073%) MSBuild
16 9 (0.060%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 9 (0.060%) AdminStudio
16 9 (0.060%) Bugzilla
General
1 2358 (15.68%) Finance
2 707 (4.70%) Law
3 565 (3.76%) Banking
4 524 (3.49%) Legal
5 473 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 404 (2.69%) Retail
7 330 (2.20%) Advertising
8 226 (1.50%) Back Office
9 192 (1.28%) Financial Institution
10 147 (0.98%) Investment Banking
11 140 (0.93%) Marketing
12 131 (0.87%) Manufacturing
13 94 (0.63%) Publishing
14 85 (0.57%) Front Office
15 80 (0.53%) Games
16 58 (0.39%) German Language
17 44 (0.29%) Automotive
18 42 (0.28%) Electronics
18 42 (0.28%) Spanish Language
19 40 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3743 (24.90%) Analyst
2 2418 (16.08%) Support Engineer
3 1913 (12.72%) Support Analyst
4 1610 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1276 (8.49%) IT Support
6 1265 (8.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 1057 (7.03%) Service Analyst
8 1032 (6.86%) Service Desk Analyst
9 952 (6.33%) Administrator
10 918 (6.11%) 3rd Line Support
11 836 (5.56%) Desktop Support
12 835 (5.55%) Consultant
13 706 (4.70%) Systems Administrator
14 661 (4.40%) Technical Support
15 574 (3.82%) Architect
16 558 (3.71%) Systems Engineer
17 535 (3.56%) 1st Line Support
18 513 (3.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 491 (3.27%) IT Support Analyst
20 448 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 605 (4.02%) .NET
2 299 (1.99%) Web Services
3 218 (1.45%) ASP.NET
4 202 (1.34%) HTML
5 145 (0.96%) Application Packaging
6 143 (0.95%) CSS
7 123 (0.82%) XML
8 97 (0.65%) Software Packaging
9 84 (0.56%) .NET Framework
10 79 (0.53%) jQuery
11 66 (0.44%) WCF
12 60 (0.40%) Ajax
12 60 (0.40%) COM
13 54 (0.36%) SOAP
14 53 (0.35%) Middleware
15 48 (0.32%) WPF
16 45 (0.30%) LAMP
17 41 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
17 41 (0.27%) HTML5
18 38 (0.25%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 1540 (10.24%) Blackberry
2 903 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
3 793 (5.27%) Clustering
4 507 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 430 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 389 (2.59%) Replication
7 297 (1.98%) Thin Client
7 297 (1.98%) Fat Client
8 259 (1.72%) iPhone
9 236 (1.57%) Hedge funds
10 171 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
11 170 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
12 144 (0.96%) Client/Server
13 141 (0.94%) iPad
14 125 (0.83%) PKI
15 115 (0.76%) Statistics
16 104 (0.69%) PDA
17 88 (0.59%) Mathematics
17 88 (0.59%) CMDB
18 84 (0.56%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 12839 (85.40%) Windows
2 5068 (33.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 3597 (23.93%) Windows 7
4 3369 (22.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3169 (21.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 2003 (13.32%) Windows XP
7 1780 (11.84%) Linux
8 1529 (10.17%) Windows 8
9 546 (3.63%) UNIX
10 409 (2.72%) Android
11 398 (2.65%) Windows Vista
12 387 (2.57%) Mac OS X
13 316 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 286 (1.90%) Apple iOS
15 230 (1.53%) Windows 2000
16 166 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
17 158 (1.05%) CentOS
18 157 (1.04%) Mac OS
19 156 (1.04%) Solaris
20 93 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3827 (25.46%) ITIL
2 902 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 858 (5.71%) Service Delivery
4 754 (5.02%) Migration
5 732 (4.87%) Service Management
6 670 (4.46%) Project Management
7 535 (3.56%) Incident Management
8 489 (3.25%) Change Management
8 489 (3.25%) Mentoring
9 445 (2.96%) Problem Management
10 415 (2.76%) Business Continuity
11 361 (2.40%) Time Management
12 350 (2.33%) Configuration Management
13 336 (2.23%) CRM
14 326 (2.17%) Information Security
15 286 (1.90%) Root Cause Analysis
16 282 (1.88%) Agile Software Development
17 272 (1.81%) Load Balancing
18 267 (1.78%) Asset Management
19 264 (1.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2537 (16.88%) SQL
2 1531 (10.18%) PowerShell
3 311 (2.07%) C#
4 309 (2.06%) VBScript
5 283 (1.88%) VB
6 255 (1.70%) Perl
7 231 (1.54%) C
8 190 (1.26%) JavaScript
9 185 (1.23%) Java
10 181 (1.20%) Python
11 160 (1.06%) Bash Shell
12 143 (0.95%) T-SQL
13 105 (0.70%) PHP
14 90 (0.60%) Shell Script
15 85 (0.57%) VBA
16 74 (0.49%) Ruby
17 60 (0.40%) VB.NET
18 48 (0.32%) C++
19 28 (0.19%) PL/SQL
20 12 (0.080%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2917 (19.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 1967 (13.08%) MCSE
3 1379 (9.17%) Degree
4 1054 (7.01%) MCP
5 1009 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
6 936 (6.23%) MCSA
7 910 (6.05%) Security Cleared
8 860 (5.72%) CCNA
9 853 (5.67%) MCITP
10 655 (4.36%) SC Cleared
11 640 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 352 (2.34%) MCTS
13 337 (2.24%) DV Cleared
14 319 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
15 285 (1.90%) CCNP
16 267 (1.78%) Citrix Certification
17 232 (1.54%) CCA
18 183 (1.22%) CISSP
19 159 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 153 (1.02%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1491 (9.92%) SLA
2 265 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 168 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 103 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 97 (0.65%) QA
6 66 (0.44%) ISO 9001
7 35 (0.23%) COBIT
8 26 (0.17%) FISMA
9 10 (0.067%) GPG13
10 7 (0.047%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 3 (0.020%) BS7799
12 3 (0.020%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.013%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.007%) BS25999
14 1 (0.007%) HL7
14 1 (0.007%) DICOM
14 1 (0.007%) HMG Infosec
14 1 (0.007%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.007%) GMP
System Software
1 4240 (28.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2365 (15.73%) Hyper-V
3 1486 (9.88%) XenApp
4 1285 (8.55%) vSphere
5 717 (4.77%) VMware ESX
6 659 (4.38%) XenDesktop
7 506 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
8 378 (2.51%) Terminal Services
9 309 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 304 (2.02%) XenServer
11 174 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 168 (1.12%) ISA Server
13 157 (1.04%) VMware Server
14 121 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 118 (0.78%) vCloud
16 113 (0.75%) Xen
17 105 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
18 96 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
19 85 (0.57%) Terminal Server
20 64 (0.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1967 (13.08%) SCCM
2 1011 (6.72%) SCOM
3 493 (3.28%) Backup Exec
4 410 (2.73%) WSUS
5 281 (1.87%) NetBackup
6 259 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 183 (1.22%) Nagios
8 163 (1.08%) SCVMM
9 153 (1.02%) Puppet
10 133 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 104 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 96 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
13 91 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 85 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 84 (0.56%) Tivoli
16 83 (0.55%) AirWatch
17 74 (0.49%) HP SIM
18 71 (0.47%) ARCserve
19 66 (0.44%) SCDPM
20 65 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8808 (58.59%) Microsoft
2 6381 (42.44%) VMware
3 4003 (26.63%) Citrix
4 3004 (19.98%) Cisco
5 1706 (11.35%) HP
6 874 (5.81%) Symantec
7 797 (5.30%) NetApp
8 716 (4.76%) Dell
9 607 (4.04%) Oracle
10 537 (3.57%) EMC
11 536 (3.57%) Apple
12 436 (2.90%) Red Hat
13 357 (2.37%) Juniper
14 318 (2.12%) Avaya
15 311 (2.07%) IBM
16 289 (1.92%) Sophos
17 283 (1.88%) Veeam
18 274 (1.82%) CheckPoint
19 258 (1.72%) Remedy
20 236 (1.57%) Bloomberg
South Wales
Centric Resource
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus company benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Bloomberg Careers
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Bloomberg Careers
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Dagenham, Essex
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £32500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
King's Lynn, Norfolk
Agentis Solution
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Bonus Scheme
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum To 55,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 Per Annum Plus Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday