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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 38 43
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 7361 6075 6141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.07% 5.83% 5.56%
As % of the System Software category 58.63% 56.43% 56.06%
Number of salaries quoted 6385 5204 5301
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £23,000
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
12554 10765 10954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.06% 10.32% 9.92%
Number of salaries quoted 10650 8905 9308
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% -2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

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 January 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 January 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
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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 +13 7006 £35,000 - 981
London +13 2953 £40,000 +2.56% 337
South East +3 1521 £34,000 -4.49% 231
City of London +9 764 £44,000 +3.52% 91
East of England +9 501 £32,500 - 68
Yorkshire +6 495 £30,000 +0.84% 75
North West +18 421 £30,500 +7.01% 62
West Midlands +17 419 £31,000 +3.33% 60
Berkshire -3 418 £35,000 -15.86% 68
South West +11 413 £34,000 -2.85% 102
West Yorkshire +9 384 £30,000 +6.19% 55
Surrey 0 321 £35,000 +7.69% 36
Hampshire +2 312 £30,500 -12.85% 54
Manchester +23 263 £30,000 +9.09% 37
Leeds +12 236 £30,000 +6.19% 33
East Midlands +18 221 £27,500 -21.42% 35
Birmingham +13 173 £32,500 - 19
Reading -10 162 £35,000 -17.64% 30
Scotland 0 144 £33,500 -4.28% 21
Hertfordshire -9 136 £42,500 +34.92% 14
Buckinghamshire +10 128 £35,000 +55.55% 24
Essex +6 128 £32,000 +6.66% 13
Cambridgeshire +4 126 £27,250 -22.14% 22
West Sussex +26 111 £42,500 +13.33% 16
Milton Keynes +39 106 £33,250 +46.15% 17
Wiltshire +6 106 £32,500 -4.41% 18
Wales +7 101 £34,000 -2.85% 11
Cheshire +26 100 £32,000 +23.07% 16
South Wales +11 100 £34,000 -6.84% 11
Cambridge +18 90 £27,000 -22.85% 16

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 12673 (85.83%) Windows
2 8639 (58.51%) Microsoft
3 6301 (42.67%) VMware
4 5701 (38.61%) MS Exchange
5 5128 (34.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 4307 (29.17%) MS Excel
7 4156 (28.15%) Citrix
8 4142 (28.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3652 (24.73%) ITIL
10 3632 (24.60%) MS Office
11 3495 (23.67%) Windows 7
12 3464 (23.46%) DNS
13 3263 (22.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 3114 (21.09%) Windows Server 2012
15 2914 (19.73%) Cisco
16 2861 (19.38%) Firewall
17 2789 (18.89%) SQL Server
18 2781 (18.83%) Microsoft Certification
19 2735 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
20 2491 (16.87%) SAN
21 2477 (16.78%) Finance
22 2467 (16.71%) DHCP
23 2455 (16.63%) SQL
24 2409 (16.31%) TCP/IP
25 2248 (15.22%) Hyper-V
26 2198 (14.89%) Windows XP
27 1953 (13.23%) LAN
28 1875 (12.70%) WAN
29 1846 (12.50%) MCSE
30 1780 (12.05%) SCCM

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 5701 (38.61%) MS Exchange
2 2735 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1667 (11.29%) SharePoint
4 1568 (10.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1386 (9.39%) IIS
6 1366 (9.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1235 (8.36%) Lync
8 1023 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2003
9 901 (6.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 318 (2.15%) Apache
11 294 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
12 196 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
13 179 (1.21%) IBM Notes
14 163 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
15 146 (0.99%) Tomcat
16 110 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
17 85 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
18 80 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
19 71 (0.48%) WebSphere
20 68 (0.46%) WorkSite
Applications
1 4307 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 3632 (24.60%) MS Office
3 269 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 119 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 73 (0.49%) MS Project
6 27 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 18 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.061%) AutoCAD
11 8 (0.054%) SPSS
11 8 (0.054%) PowerPivot
12 7 (0.047%) Acrobat
13 6 (0.041%) Revit
14 5 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
15 3 (0.020%) S-PLUS
16 2 (0.014%) SketchUp
16 2 (0.014%) Final Cut Pro
17 1 (0.007%) Maya
17 1 (0.007%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 159 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
3 48 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 43 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 29 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 29 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 16 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 16 (0.11%) Eikon
7 12 (0.081%) SalesLogix
8 11 (0.074%) Google Analytics
9 10 (0.068%) assyst
10 9 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.061%) RiskWrite
11 8 (0.054%) Sage 50
11 8 (0.054%) Oracle EBS R12
12 7 (0.047%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 6 (0.041%) Cognos TM1
13 6 (0.041%) AWD
13 6 (0.041%) GoldMine
14 5 (0.034%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1042 (7.06%) Office 365
2 384 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (0.88%) IaaS
4 126 (0.85%) SaaS
5 123 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 117 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
7 73 (0.49%) Google Apps
8 69 (0.47%) PaaS
9 15 (0.10%) Yammer
10 13 (0.088%) Terremark
10 13 (0.088%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.074%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.047%) CloudFront
13 5 (0.034%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.027%) Trello
14 4 (0.027%) GitHub
15 3 (0.020%) Route 53
15 3 (0.020%) Rackspace Cloud
16 2 (0.014%) ElastiCache
16 2 (0.014%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 3464 (23.46%) DNS
2 2861 (19.38%) Firewall
3 2491 (16.87%) SAN
4 2467 (16.71%) DHCP
5 2409 (16.31%) TCP/IP
6 1953 (13.23%) LAN
7 1875 (12.70%) WAN
8 1448 (9.81%) VPN
9 760 (5.15%) VoIP
10 739 (5.00%) Internet
11 579 (3.92%) NAS
12 503 (3.41%) Wireless
13 470 (3.18%) VLAN
14 366 (2.48%) iSCSI
15 361 (2.44%) Network Security
16 285 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
17 244 (1.65%) SMTP
18 243 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
19 240 (1.63%) MPLS
20 238 (1.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2789 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 724 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 415 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 246 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 235 (1.59%) MySQL
6 159 (1.08%) Oracle Database
7 141 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
8 115 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 95 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 84 (0.57%) Relational Database
11 73 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 73 (0.49%) MS Access
12 65 (0.44%) IDOL
13 62 (0.42%) EDRMS
14 51 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
15 44 (0.30%) Big Data
16 43 (0.29%) RDBMS
17 42 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
18 39 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
19 38 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 107 (0.72%) Visual Studio
2 100 (0.68%) Subversion
3 84 (0.57%) JIRA
4 75 (0.51%) Jenkins
5 66 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 66 (0.45%) MSI
6 59 (0.40%) Git (software)
7 30 (0.20%) InstallShield
7 30 (0.20%) LoadRunner
8 29 (0.20%) TeamCity
9 26 (0.18%) Artifactory
10 24 (0.16%) AdminStudio
11 20 (0.14%) Selenium
12 19 (0.13%) NUnit
12 19 (0.13%) Moq
12 19 (0.13%) Hudson
13 18 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 17 (0.12%) Ant
15 15 (0.10%) QuickTest Pro
15 15 (0.10%) FogBugz
General
1 2477 (16.78%) Finance
2 623 (4.22%) Law
3 557 (3.77%) Banking
4 510 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 457 (3.09%) Legal
6 443 (3.00%) Retail
7 241 (1.63%) Advertising
8 204 (1.38%) Back Office
9 143 (0.97%) Marketing
10 142 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 124 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 117 (0.79%) Investment Banking
13 89 (0.60%) Publishing
14 55 (0.37%) Front Office
15 48 (0.33%) Electronics
15 48 (0.33%) Games
15 48 (0.33%) German Language
16 46 (0.31%) French Language
17 37 (0.25%) Spanish Language
18 31 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3552 (24.06%) Analyst
2 2561 (17.34%) Support Engineer
3 1732 (11.73%) Support Analyst
4 1480 (10.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1298 (8.79%) IT Support
6 1240 (8.40%) 2nd Line Support
7 1042 (7.06%) Service Analyst
8 1018 (6.89%) Service Desk Analyst
9 923 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
10 906 (6.14%) Administrator
11 824 (5.58%) Consultant
12 782 (5.30%) Desktop Support
13 626 (4.24%) Systems Administrator
14 599 (4.06%) Technical Support
15 571 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
16 515 (3.49%) Architect
17 501 (3.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 474 (3.21%) 1st Line Support
19 471 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 462 (3.13%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 584 (3.96%) .NET
2 249 (1.69%) Web Services
3 245 (1.66%) ASP.NET
4 197 (1.33%) HTML
5 149 (1.01%) CSS
6 148 (1.00%) Application Packaging
7 145 (0.98%) XML
8 92 (0.62%) jQuery
9 88 (0.60%) WCF
10 75 (0.51%) .NET Framework
11 74 (0.50%) Software Packaging
12 54 (0.37%) Ajax
13 53 (0.36%) COM
14 51 (0.35%) SOAP
14 51 (0.35%) Middleware
15 46 (0.31%) MSMQ
16 43 (0.29%) Classic ASP
17 41 (0.28%) HTML5
18 40 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 40 (0.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1592 (10.78%) Blackberry
2 842 (5.70%) Clustering
3 839 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 437 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 411 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 354 (2.40%) Replication
7 274 (1.86%) iPhone
8 266 (1.80%) Hedge funds
9 255 (1.73%) Thin Client
9 255 (1.73%) Fat Client
10 144 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
11 139 (0.94%) iPad
12 136 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
13 128 (0.87%) PKI
14 127 (0.86%) Statistics
15 105 (0.71%) PDA
15 105 (0.71%) Client/Server
16 91 (0.62%) Mathematics
17 83 (0.56%) EqualLogic
18 74 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 12673 (85.83%) Windows
2 5128 (34.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 3495 (23.67%) Windows 7
4 3263 (22.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 3114 (21.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 2198 (14.89%) Windows XP
7 1588 (10.75%) Linux
8 1436 (9.73%) Windows 8
9 560 (3.79%) UNIX
10 440 (2.98%) Windows Vista
11 385 (2.61%) Mac OS X
12 313 (2.12%) Android
13 293 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 252 (1.71%) Apple iOS
15 232 (1.57%) Windows 2000
16 199 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
17 177 (1.20%) Solaris
18 155 (1.05%) Mac OS
19 142 (0.96%) CentOS
20 85 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3652 (24.73%) ITIL
2 926 (6.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 730 (4.94%) Service Delivery
4 713 (4.83%) Migration
5 591 (4.00%) Service Management
6 580 (3.93%) Project Management
7 536 (3.63%) Incident Management
8 494 (3.35%) Mentoring
9 483 (3.27%) Change Management
10 390 (2.64%) Problem Management
11 331 (2.24%) Change Control
12 327 (2.21%) Load Balancing
12 327 (2.21%) Configuration Management
13 315 (2.13%) CRM
14 303 (2.05%) Business Continuity
15 282 (1.91%) Time Management
16 280 (1.90%) Asset Management
17 268 (1.81%) Kalman Filter
18 257 (1.74%) Root Cause Analysis
19 254 (1.72%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2455 (16.63%) SQL
2 1507 (10.21%) PowerShell
3 356 (2.41%) VBScript
4 325 (2.20%) C#
5 303 (2.05%) VB
6 250 (1.69%) Perl
7 195 (1.32%) Python
8 193 (1.31%) C
9 192 (1.30%) Java
10 177 (1.20%) JavaScript
11 147 (1.00%) Bash Shell
12 139 (0.94%) T-SQL
13 108 (0.73%) PHP
13 108 (0.73%) VB.NET
14 95 (0.64%) Shell Script
15 79 (0.54%) VBA
16 47 (0.32%) C++
17 46 (0.31%) Ruby
18 38 (0.26%) VB6
19 16 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2781 (18.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 1846 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1368 (9.26%) Degree
4 1030 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
5 988 (6.69%) MCP
6 946 (6.41%) Security Cleared
7 905 (6.13%) MCSA
8 857 (5.80%) CCNA
9 856 (5.80%) MCITP
10 748 (5.07%) SC Cleared
11 702 (4.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 337 (2.28%) MCTS
13 336 (2.28%) DV Cleared
14 322 (2.18%) CCNP
15 321 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
16 308 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
17 261 (1.77%) CCA
18 169 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 142 (0.96%) MCDST
20 133 (0.90%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1375 (9.31%) SLA
2 180 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 136 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 94 (0.64%) QA
5 75 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 75 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 24 (0.16%) COBIT
7 10 (0.068%) JSP 440
8 8 (0.054%) BS7799
9 5 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 5 (0.034%) HL7
9 5 (0.034%) DICOM
9 5 (0.034%) GPG13
10 2 (0.014%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.007%) GxP
11 1 (0.007%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.007%) BS25999
11 1 (0.007%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.007%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4142 (28.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2248 (15.22%) Hyper-V
3 1531 (10.37%) XenApp
4 1289 (8.73%) vSphere
5 805 (5.45%) VMware ESX
6 624 (4.23%) XenDesktop
7 486 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
8 405 (2.74%) Terminal Services
9 294 (1.99%) XenServer
10 288 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
11 209 (1.42%) ISA Server
12 188 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 140 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 127 (0.86%) VMware Server
15 113 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
16 101 (0.68%) MetaFrame
17 99 (0.67%) vCloud
18 93 (0.63%) NFS
19 92 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
20 91 (0.62%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1780 (12.05%) SCCM
2 1024 (6.93%) SCOM
3 549 (3.72%) Backup Exec
4 365 (2.47%) NetBackup
5 352 (2.38%) WSUS
6 327 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 206 (1.40%) SCVMM
8 182 (1.23%) Nagios
9 134 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 130 (0.88%) Puppet
11 106 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 102 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 88 (0.60%) SCDPM
13 88 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 80 (0.54%) SCOrch
15 79 (0.54%) HP SIM
16 77 (0.52%) Tivoli
17 74 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
18 62 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 62 (0.42%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 8639 (58.51%) Microsoft
2 6301 (42.67%) VMware
3 4156 (28.15%) Citrix
4 2914 (19.73%) Cisco
5 1593 (10.79%) HP
6 912 (6.18%) Symantec
7 752 (5.09%) NetApp
8 721 (4.88%) Dell
9 598 (4.05%) Oracle
10 561 (3.80%) EMC
11 533 (3.61%) Apple
12 415 (2.81%) Red Hat
13 354 (2.40%) Avaya
14 343 (2.32%) Juniper
15 309 (2.09%) IBM
16 297 (2.01%) CheckPoint
17 278 (1.88%) Veeam
18 253 (1.71%) Bloomberg
19 248 (1.68%) Sophos
20 235 (1.59%) McAfee
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