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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 34 31 41
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 6424 6961 5776
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.89% 6.10% 5.48%
As % of the System Software category 55.17% 55.93% 54.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5659 5830 4979
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 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%

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
11643 12445 10580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.67% 10.91% 10.03%
Number of salaries quoted 9783 10291 9009
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -1 6088 £35,000 - 797
London -1 2553 £38,887 -0.28% 271
South East +2 1480 £35,000 +12.90% 179
East of England +1 478 £35,000 - 53
Surrey +11 466 £35,000 +9.37% 49
City of London -14 458 £39,000 -8.23% 65
Yorkshire -7 426 £30,000 -6.25% 67
North West +12 381 £27,500 -8.33% 65
Berkshire -9 301 £37,500 +11.94% 40
West Midlands -3 297 £34,180 -0.92% 43
South West -21 291 £28,000 +1.81% 72
West Yorkshire -17 273 £30,229 +0.76% 46
Hampshire +2 252 £32,500 +18.18% 30
Manchester +12 223 £30,000 -2.43% 30
Leeds -11 217 £31,000 -4.61% 26
Hertfordshire +4 185 £35,000 - 25
East Midlands -9 164 £28,000 -13.84% 33
Birmingham +14 151 £37,500 - 19
Reading -2 143 £32,500 -9.09% 24
West Sussex -4 125 £40,000 - 9
Buckinghamshire 0 120 £30,000 -7.69% 8
Oxfordshire +8 112 £34,000 +28.30% 14
Cheshire +2 108 £25,000 -15.25% 17
Scotland -26 101 £32,500 - 19
Cambridgeshire -3 93 £35,500 -4.05% 12
Wales +2 87 £36,500 +21.66% 12
Wiltshire -5 82 £27,000 +8.00% 14
Southampton 0 81 £35,000 +29.62% 7
South Wales +2 79 £37,500 +16.27% 10
Kent +6 78 £32,500 -10.95% 21

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 11519 (85.37%) Windows
2 7768 (57.57%) Microsoft
3 6262 (46.41%) VMware
4 4967 (36.81%) MS Exchange
5 4688 (34.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 4022 (29.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3726 (27.61%) MS Excel
8 3566 (26.43%) ITIL
9 3528 (26.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 3452 (25.58%) Citrix
11 3172 (23.51%) DNS
12 3065 (22.72%) Windows 7
13 2970 (22.01%) MS Office
14 2642 (19.58%) Cisco
15 2509 (18.59%) SQL Server
16 2500 (18.53%) Windows Server 2003
17 2483 (18.40%) Exchange Server 2010
18 2475 (18.34%) Firewall
19 2444 (18.11%) Microsoft Certification
20 2419 (17.93%) DHCP
21 2261 (16.76%) SQL
22 2242 (16.62%) TCP/IP
23 2195 (16.27%) SAN
24 2154 (15.96%) Finance
25 2017 (14.95%) Hyper-V
26 1887 (13.99%) LAN
27 1819 (13.48%) WAN
28 1801 (13.35%) Linux
29 1755 (13.01%) SCCM
30 1623 (12.03%) HP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4967 (36.81%) MS Exchange
2 2483 (18.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1325 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1274 (9.44%) SharePoint
5 1242 (9.20%) IIS
6 1116 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1006 (7.46%) Lync
8 697 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 636 (4.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 191 (1.42%) Apache
11 155 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
12 151 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
13 121 (0.90%) IBM Notes
14 101 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
15 95 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
16 90 (0.67%) WorkSite
16 90 (0.67%) Tomcat
17 66 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
18 57 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
19 49 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3726 (27.61%) MS Excel
2 2970 (22.01%) MS Office
3 185 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 148 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 53 (0.39%) MS Project
6 48 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 14 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.096%) AutoCAD
9 11 (0.082%) InfoPath
10 9 (0.067%) Acrobat
11 7 (0.052%) Photoshop
11 7 (0.052%) InDesign
12 3 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.022%) Revit
12 3 (0.022%) ProjectWise
13 2 (0.015%) SketchUp
13 2 (0.015%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.015%) CATIA
14 1 (0.007%) CorelDRAW
14 1 (0.007%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 145 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 44 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
4 40 (0.30%) Northgate Housing
5 26 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 23 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 20 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 19 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 9 (0.067%) Oracle Payables
10 8 (0.059%) Markit EDM
10 8 (0.059%) Primavera
10 8 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (0.052%) HFM
11 7 (0.052%) Hyperion Planning
12 6 (0.044%) Maximo
12 6 (0.044%) Sophis RISQUE
12 6 (0.044%) Oracle Financials
12 6 (0.044%) Infor CRM
13 5 (0.037%) assyst
13 5 (0.037%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1459 (10.81%) Office 365
2 450 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 346 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 179 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 134 (0.99%) SaaS
6 131 (0.97%) Mimecast
7 121 (0.90%) IaaS
8 60 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
9 59 (0.44%) Google Apps
10 55 (0.41%) PaaS
11 41 (0.30%) Amazon S3
12 30 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
13 16 (0.12%) Symantec.cloud
14 15 (0.11%) Yammer
15 10 (0.074%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.044%) GitHub
17 5 (0.037%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 4 (0.030%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 4 (0.030%) OneDrive
18 4 (0.030%) Terremark
Communications & Networking
1 3172 (23.51%) DNS
2 2475 (18.34%) Firewall
3 2419 (17.93%) DHCP
4 2242 (16.62%) TCP/IP
5 2195 (16.27%) SAN
6 1887 (13.99%) LAN
7 1819 (13.48%) WAN
8 1332 (9.87%) VPN
9 799 (5.92%) VoIP
10 599 (4.44%) NAS
11 598 (4.43%) VLAN
12 533 (3.95%) Internet
13 451 (3.34%) Wireless
14 362 (2.68%) Network Security
15 315 (2.33%) LDAP
16 268 (1.99%) iSCSI
17 242 (1.79%) NetScaler
18 233 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
19 198 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
20 185 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2509 (18.59%) SQL Server
2 571 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 291 (2.16%) MySQL
4 278 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 272 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 131 (0.97%) Oracle Database
7 123 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 94 (0.70%) Relational Database
9 92 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 63 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
11 57 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 40 (0.30%) NoSQL
12 40 (0.30%) RDBMS
13 37 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
14 36 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
15 34 (0.25%) Big Data
16 32 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
17 28 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
18 27 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
19 23 (0.17%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 98 (0.73%) Subversion
2 93 (0.69%) JIRA
3 85 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 85 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 83 (0.62%) MSI
5 81 (0.60%) Git (software)
6 43 (0.32%) InstallShield
7 37 (0.27%) Jenkins
8 25 (0.19%) Hudson
9 20 (0.15%) TeamCity
10 19 (0.14%) MSBuild
11 18 (0.13%) ProC
12 17 (0.13%) AdminStudio
13 15 (0.11%) SpecFlow
14 12 (0.089%) NUnit
15 11 (0.082%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
16 10 (0.074%) MSTest
17 9 (0.067%) Moq
17 9 (0.067%) Yeoman
17 9 (0.067%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2154 (15.96%) Finance
2 540 (4.00%) Law
3 481 (3.56%) Legal
4 461 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 451 (3.34%) Banking
6 350 (2.59%) Retail
7 261 (1.93%) Advertising
8 211 (1.56%) Back Office
9 186 (1.38%) Manufacturing
10 158 (1.17%) Financial Institution
11 150 (1.11%) Marketing
12 77 (0.57%) Publishing
13 71 (0.53%) Investment Banking
14 65 (0.48%) Games
15 59 (0.44%) Electronics
16 56 (0.42%) Front Office
17 50 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
18 40 (0.30%) German Language
19 38 (0.28%) French Language
20 33 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3239 (24.01%) Analyst
2 2192 (16.25%) Support Engineer
3 1653 (12.25%) Support Analyst
4 1499 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1224 (9.07%) IT Support
6 1125 (8.34%) 2nd Line Support
7 964 (7.14%) Administrator
8 798 (5.91%) Service Analyst
9 784 (5.81%) Service Desk Analyst
10 772 (5.72%) 3rd Line Support
11 716 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
12 681 (5.05%) Desktop Support
13 615 (4.56%) Consultant
14 589 (4.37%) Systems Engineer
15 579 (4.29%) Technical Support
16 531 (3.94%) 1st Line Support
17 499 (3.70%) Architect
18 477 (3.54%) IT Support Engineer
19 469 (3.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 465 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 482 (3.57%) .NET
2 347 (2.57%) Web Services
3 196 (1.45%) HTML
4 182 (1.35%) ASP.NET
5 141 (1.04%) CSS
5 141 (1.04%) Application Packaging
6 120 (0.89%) XML
7 80 (0.59%) Software Packaging
8 72 (0.53%) COM
9 71 (0.53%) .NET Framework
10 70 (0.52%) jQuery
11 62 (0.46%) Middleware
12 59 (0.44%) WCF
13 44 (0.33%) HTML5
14 43 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
15 42 (0.31%) WPF
16 38 (0.28%) Entity Framework
17 37 (0.27%) LAMP
18 36 (0.27%) Ajax
19 34 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1101 (8.16%) Blackberry
2 1049 (7.77%) Data Centre
3 753 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 628 (4.65%) Clustering
5 448 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 335 (2.48%) Replication
7 296 (2.19%) Computer Science
8 243 (1.80%) Fat Client
8 243 (1.80%) Thin Client
9 219 (1.62%) iPhone
10 216 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
11 181 (1.34%) iPad
12 171 (1.27%) Hedge funds
13 152 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
14 110 (0.82%) EqualLogic
15 105 (0.78%) Statistics
15 105 (0.78%) Client/Server
16 102 (0.76%) Mathematics
17 83 (0.62%) PDA
18 77 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11519 (85.37%) Windows
2 4688 (34.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 3528 (26.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 3065 (22.72%) Windows 7
5 2500 (18.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 1801 (13.35%) Linux
7 1458 (10.81%) Windows 8
8 1430 (10.60%) Windows XP
9 547 (4.05%) UNIX
10 445 (3.30%) Android
11 402 (2.98%) Mac OS X
12 314 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 286 (2.12%) Apple iOS
14 263 (1.95%) Windows Vista
15 146 (1.08%) Windows 2000
16 144 (1.07%) Mac OS
17 131 (0.97%) CentOS
18 129 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
19 128 (0.95%) Solaris
20 92 (0.68%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3566 (26.43%) ITIL
2 746 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 690 (5.11%) Project Management
4 621 (4.60%) Service Management
5 588 (4.36%) Migration
6 580 (4.30%) Service Delivery
7 491 (3.64%) Mentoring
8 488 (3.62%) Change Management
9 479 (3.55%) Incident Management
10 421 (3.12%) Problem Management
11 367 (2.72%) CRM
12 356 (2.64%) Information Security
13 346 (2.56%) Time Management
14 337 (2.50%) Configuration Management
15 335 (2.48%) Load Balancing
16 325 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
17 316 (2.34%) Asset Management
18 305 (2.26%) Business Continuity
19 300 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
20 271 (2.01%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2261 (16.76%) SQL
2 1462 (10.84%) PowerShell
3 262 (1.94%) VBScript
4 260 (1.93%) C#
5 238 (1.76%) VB
6 229 (1.70%) C
7 219 (1.62%) Perl
8 194 (1.44%) Java
9 181 (1.34%) JavaScript
10 151 (1.12%) Bash Shell
11 150 (1.11%) T-SQL
12 142 (1.05%) Python
13 90 (0.67%) PHP
14 79 (0.59%) Shell Script
15 73 (0.54%) VBA
16 56 (0.42%) Ruby
17 55 (0.41%) VB.NET
18 29 (0.21%) C++
19 14 (0.10%) R
20 13 (0.096%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2444 (18.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1500 (11.12%) MCSE
3 1082 (8.02%) Degree
4 901 (6.68%) Cisco Certification
5 813 (6.03%) MCP
6 771 (5.71%) CCNA
7 758 (5.62%) MCITP
8 725 (5.37%) MCSA
9 649 (4.81%) Security Cleared
10 611 (4.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 368 (2.73%) SC Cleared
12 361 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
13 301 (2.23%) MCTS
14 250 (1.85%) CCNP
15 228 (1.69%) DV Cleared
16 186 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
17 150 (1.11%) CCA
18 133 (0.99%) CISSP
19 119 (0.88%) MCDST
20 117 (0.87%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1376 (10.20%) SLA
2 211 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 129 (0.96%) QA
4 110 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 77 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 36 (0.27%) COBIT
7 32 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.096%) JSP 440
9 12 (0.089%) ISO 9000
10 6 (0.044%) GPG13
10 6 (0.044%) FISMA
11 3 (0.022%) HL7
11 3 (0.022%) DICOM
12 2 (0.015%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.007%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.007%) BS7799
System Software
1 4022 (29.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2017 (14.95%) Hyper-V
3 1239 (9.18%) XenApp
4 1172 (8.69%) vSphere
5 784 (5.81%) VMware ESX
6 500 (3.71%) VMware ESXi
7 467 (3.46%) XenDesktop
8 372 (2.76%) Terminal Services
9 268 (1.99%) XenServer
10 260 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
11 150 (1.11%) vCloud
12 137 (1.02%) ISA Server
13 132 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
14 131 (0.97%) VMware Server
15 129 (0.96%) Terminal Server
16 122 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 113 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
18 97 (0.72%) UAG
19 88 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 76 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1755 (13.01%) SCCM
2 794 (5.88%) SCOM
3 430 (3.19%) Backup Exec
4 312 (2.31%) WSUS
5 224 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
6 186 (1.38%) NetBackup
7 157 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 152 (1.13%) Puppet
9 116 (0.86%) AirWatch
10 115 (0.85%) Nagios
11 98 (0.73%) SCVMM
12 91 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 77 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
14 76 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
15 74 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
16 71 (0.53%) HP SIM
17 69 (0.51%) ARCserve
18 56 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 54 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
20 50 (0.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7768 (57.57%) Microsoft
2 6262 (46.41%) VMware
3 3452 (25.58%) Citrix
4 2642 (19.58%) Cisco
5 1623 (12.03%) HP
6 810 (6.00%) NetApp
7 754 (5.59%) Symantec
8 675 (5.00%) Dell
9 540 (4.00%) Oracle
10 483 (3.58%) EMC
11 431 (3.19%) Apple
12 357 (2.65%) Juniper
13 345 (2.56%) Red Hat
14 293 (2.17%) Avaya
15 291 (2.16%) IBM
16 286 (2.12%) Veeam
17 269 (1.99%) CheckPoint
18 247 (1.83%) SolarWinds
19 233 (1.73%) Remedy
20 221 (1.64%) McAfee
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Gym
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35 000 - £60 000 (+ superb package!!!)
Posted: 13 hours ago
Prestatyn, Clwyd
Networking People
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
North London
iceConnect
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Premier IT
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Godalming, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + £6K Car All & Training
Posted: 14 hours ago