The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 35 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 7134 5935 6163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.88% 5.35% 4.90%
As % of the System Software category 59.17% 55.77% 56.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6159 4980 5394
Average salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12056 10642 10834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 9.94% 9.58% 8.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10102 8885 9320
Average salary £41,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.20% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 18 April 2014 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +7 6754 £36,000 -1.41% 802
London +7 2956 £40,000 -4.76% 305
South East +10 1528 £33,000 -8.33% 183
City of London +7 717 £45,000 - 102
Yorkshire +1 509 £30,000 +7.14% 57
East of England +2 508 £35,000 - 64
Berkshire -4 407 £41,500 +10.66% 50
Surrey +15 364 £30,000 -14.28% 41
North West +11 363 £27,500 - 62
West Midlands +2 327 £31,500 -10.00% 35
Hampshire +17 322 £29,000 -22.66% 34
West Yorkshire -1 312 £28,000 -6.66% 35
South West -1 284 £35,000 - 52
East Midlands +2 236 £35,000 +16.66% 30
Manchester +20 203 £25,000 -15.25% 32
Leeds -10 197 £30,000 - 21
Reading +3 187 £42,500 +14.86% 20
Hertfordshire +11 159 £31,000 -11.42% 17
Scotland -18 150 £35,000 +7.69% 21
Buckinghamshire +7 131 £33,000 -6.38% 14
West Sussex +26 129 £31,000 -4.61% 12
Birmingham -4 125 £40,000 - 10
Cambridgeshire +5 116 £37,500 +15.38% 17
Southampton +21 110 £26,500 -33.75% 12
North Yorkshire +8 101 £42,500 +30.76% 14
Cheshire +19 95 £30,000 - 22
Essex -21 95 £37,500 +12.78% 11
Bristol +9 94 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Wales +9 82 £35,000 +27.27% 9
South Yorkshire +1 81 £32,500 +44.44% 3

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10995 (83.26%) Windows
2 7605 (57.59%) Microsoft
3 5709 (43.23%) VMware
4 5150 (39.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5116 (38.74%) MS Exchange
6 3886 (29.43%) MS Excel
7 3671 (27.80%) Citrix
8 3603 (27.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 3585 (27.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3236 (24.51%) ITIL
11 2980 (22.57%) DNS
12 2954 (22.37%) Windows 7
13 2910 (22.04%) Microsoft Certification
14 2831 (21.44%) MS Office
15 2589 (19.61%) Firewall
16 2582 (19.55%) SQL
17 2580 (19.54%) SQL Server
18 2546 (19.28%) Exchange Server 2010
19 2545 (19.27%) Cisco
20 2541 (19.24%) TCP/IP
21 2418 (18.31%) Finance
22 2266 (17.16%) SAN
23 2206 (16.71%) Windows XP
24 2042 (15.46%) DHCP
25 1926 (14.59%) Windows Server 2012
26 1864 (14.12%) Linux
27 1857 (14.06%) MCSE
28 1798 (13.62%) Hyper-V
29 1576 (11.93%) LAN
30 1573 (11.91%) HP

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5116 (38.74%) MS Exchange
2 2546 (19.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1517 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1515 (11.47%) SharePoint
5 1362 (10.31%) IIS
6 1187 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 915 (6.93%) Lync
8 855 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 849 (6.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 383 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 352 (2.67%) Apache
12 216 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
13 185 (1.40%) Tomcat
14 179 (1.36%) IBM Notes
15 127 (0.96%) Lotus Domino
16 119 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
17 113 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
18 103 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
19 77 (0.58%) CMS
19 77 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3886 (29.43%) MS Excel
2 2831 (21.44%) MS Office
3 202 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 119 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 105 (0.80%) MS Project
6 20 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 13 (0.098%) AutoCAD
9 12 (0.091%) PowerPivot
10 10 (0.076%) Acrobat
11 8 (0.061%) FastStats
11 8 (0.061%) GIMP
12 7 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
13 5 (0.038%) SPSS
14 4 (0.030%) Final Cut Pro
15 2 (0.015%) S-PLUS
16 1 (0.008%) PrintSoft PReS
16 1 (0.008%) Adobe After Effects
16 1 (0.008%) Adobe Illustrator
16 1 (0.008%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 144 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 27 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.15%) assyst
5 17 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
6 15 (0.11%) Maximo
6 15 (0.11%) Magento
6 15 (0.11%) Eikon
7 13 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 11 (0.083%) SunGard APT
8 11 (0.083%) FastVal
9 10 (0.076%) Sage 200
9 10 (0.076%) Oracle CRM
10 9 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.053%) Markit EDM
12 6 (0.045%) Misys Opics
12 6 (0.045%) Endur
13 5 (0.038%) Summit
13 5 (0.038%) SAP CRM
13 5 (0.038%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 662 (5.01%) Office 365
2 235 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 174 (1.32%) SaaS
4 136 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
5 95 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 67 (0.51%) IaaS
7 39 (0.30%) Google Apps
8 37 (0.28%) PaaS
9 6 (0.045%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.030%) Joyent
11 3 (0.023%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.015%) Route 53
12 2 (0.015%) GitHub
12 2 (0.015%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.015%) Force.com
13 1 (0.008%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.008%) Heroku
13 1 (0.008%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.008%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2980 (22.57%) DNS
2 2589 (19.61%) Firewall
3 2541 (19.24%) TCP/IP
4 2266 (17.16%) SAN
5 2042 (15.46%) DHCP
6 1576 (11.93%) LAN
7 1500 (11.36%) WAN
8 1490 (11.28%) VPN
9 678 (5.13%) Internet
10 569 (4.31%) VoIP
11 519 (3.93%) Wireless
12 500 (3.79%) NAS
13 442 (3.35%) LDAP
14 441 (3.34%) VLAN
15 304 (2.30%) SSL
16 280 (2.12%) Network Security
17 276 (2.09%) iSCSI
18 275 (2.08%) HTTP
19 235 (1.78%) SMTP
20 225 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2580 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 758 (5.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 469 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 279 (2.11%) MySQL
5 256 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 187 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 162 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 130 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 128 (0.97%) Oracle Database
10 125 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
11 76 (0.58%) RDBMS
12 67 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 53 (0.40%) MongoDB
14 43 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
15 41 (0.31%) MS Access
15 41 (0.31%) NoSQL
16 38 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
17 36 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
18 33 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
19 30 (0.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 109 (0.83%) Subversion
2 102 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 102 (0.77%) Visual Studio
3 83 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 65 (0.49%) JIRA
5 53 (0.40%) MSI
6 43 (0.33%) InstallShield
7 37 (0.28%) TeamCity
8 35 (0.27%) Jenkins
9 30 (0.23%) Maven
10 28 (0.21%) MSBuild
11 25 (0.19%) Hudson
12 24 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 14 (0.11%) Ant
14 13 (0.098%) Talend Open Studio
14 13 (0.098%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 12 (0.091%) Wise Package Studio
15 12 (0.091%) JUnit
15 12 (0.091%) CruiseControl
16 11 (0.083%) Eclipse
General
1 2418 (18.31%) Finance
2 566 (4.29%) Banking
3 508 (3.85%) Law
4 396 (3.00%) Legal
5 358 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 344 (2.61%) Retail
7 207 (1.57%) Advertising
8 188 (1.42%) Back Office
9 162 (1.23%) Financial Institution
10 149 (1.13%) Marketing
11 128 (0.97%) Investment Banking
12 107 (0.81%) Manufacturing
13 80 (0.61%) Publishing
14 59 (0.45%) French Language
15 57 (0.43%) Games
16 54 (0.41%) Front Office
17 52 (0.39%) German Language
18 35 (0.27%) Electronics
19 29 (0.22%) Local Government
20 25 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 3018 (22.85%) Analyst
2 1958 (14.83%) Support Engineer
3 1646 (12.46%) Support Analyst
4 1105 (8.37%) Administrator
5 1039 (7.87%) IT Support
6 1030 (7.80%) 2nd Line Support
7 1013 (7.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 830 (6.29%) Consultant
9 824 (6.24%) Systems Administrator
10 785 (5.94%) Service Analyst
11 780 (5.91%) 3rd Line Support
12 771 (5.84%) Service Desk Analyst
13 713 (5.40%) Desktop Support
14 557 (4.22%) Systems Engineer
15 525 (3.98%) Architect
16 496 (3.76%) Technical Support
17 459 (3.48%) 1st Line Support
18 388 (2.94%) Team Leader
19 387 (2.93%) IT Support Analyst
20 372 (2.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 658 (4.98%) .NET
2 353 (2.67%) Web Services
3 237 (1.79%) XML
3 237 (1.79%) HTML
4 211 (1.60%) ASP.NET
5 170 (1.29%) CSS
6 115 (0.87%) Middleware
7 111 (0.84%) COM
8 108 (0.82%) .NET Framework
9 96 (0.73%) jQuery
10 91 (0.69%) Software Packaging
11 87 (0.66%) LAMP
12 86 (0.65%) Ajax
13 82 (0.62%) Application Packaging
14 70 (0.53%) WCF
15 54 (0.41%) MSMQ
16 52 (0.39%) HTML5
17 48 (0.36%) J2EE
18 38 (0.29%) REST
19 37 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1451 (10.99%) Blackberry
2 895 (6.78%) Clustering
3 438 (3.32%) Management Information System
4 323 (2.45%) Computer Science
5 299 (2.26%) Hedge funds
6 284 (2.15%) Replication
7 230 (1.74%) iPhone
8 224 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
9 202 (1.53%) Thin Client
9 202 (1.53%) Fat Client
10 164 (1.24%) iPad
11 158 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
12 147 (1.11%) PKI
13 120 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
13 120 (0.91%) Open Source
14 106 (0.80%) Statistics
15 102 (0.77%) Client/Server
16 86 (0.65%) PDA
17 82 (0.62%) EqualLogic
18 66 (0.50%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 10995 (83.26%) Windows
2 5150 (39.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3603 (27.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2954 (22.37%) Windows 7
5 2206 (16.71%) Windows XP
6 1926 (14.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 1864 (14.12%) Linux
8 933 (7.07%) Windows 8
9 691 (5.23%) UNIX
10 408 (3.09%) Windows Vista
11 295 (2.23%) Mac OS X
12 253 (1.92%) Solaris
13 221 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 219 (1.66%) Windows 2000
15 212 (1.61%) Android
16 200 (1.51%) Mac OS
17 165 (1.25%) Apple iOS
18 159 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
19 145 (1.10%) CentOS
20 96 (0.73%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3236 (24.51%) ITIL
2 680 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 667 (5.05%) Service Delivery
4 651 (4.93%) Migration
5 617 (4.67%) Project Management
6 598 (4.53%) Service Management
7 570 (4.32%) Problem Management
8 500 (3.79%) Change Management
9 453 (3.43%) Incident Management
10 372 (2.82%) Load Balancing
11 333 (2.52%) E-Commerce
12 326 (2.47%) Change Control
13 306 (2.32%) CRM
14 265 (2.01%) Asset Management
15 259 (1.96%) PRINCE2
16 254 (1.92%) Time Management
17 252 (1.91%) Configuration Management
18 244 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
19 212 (1.61%) Business Continuity
20 210 (1.59%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2582 (19.55%) SQL
2 1434 (10.86%) PowerShell
3 342 (2.59%) C#
4 341 (2.58%) Java
5 306 (2.32%) VBScript
6 299 (2.26%) Perl
7 270 (2.04%) VB
8 213 (1.61%) JavaScript
9 175 (1.33%) Python
10 170 (1.29%) C
11 157 (1.19%) T-SQL
12 151 (1.14%) Bash Shell
13 132 (1.00%) PHP
14 117 (0.89%) Shell Script
15 84 (0.64%) Ruby
16 67 (0.51%) VBA
17 57 (0.43%) PL/SQL
18 55 (0.42%) C++
19 48 (0.36%) VB.NET
20 11 (0.083%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2910 (22.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1857 (14.06%) MCSE
3 1112 (8.42%) Degree
4 1054 (7.98%) MCITP
5 890 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
6 814 (6.16%) MCP
7 796 (6.03%) MCSA
8 770 (5.83%) CCNA
9 577 (4.37%) Security Cleared
10 472 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 385 (2.92%) SC Cleared
12 384 (2.91%) MCTS
13 270 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
14 260 (1.97%) CCNP
15 252 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
16 174 (1.32%) CCA
17 143 (1.08%) DV Cleared
18 128 (0.97%) CISSP
19 126 (0.95%) MCDST
20 92 (0.70%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1109 (8.40%) SLA
2 141 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 125 (0.95%) QA
4 121 (0.92%) ISO 9001
5 100 (0.76%) PCI DSS
6 49 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.083%) HL7
8 10 (0.076%) COBIT
9 9 (0.068%) GAMP
9 9 (0.068%) HIPAA
10 8 (0.061%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 8 (0.061%) GCP
10 8 (0.061%) GMP
10 8 (0.061%) BS7799
11 3 (0.023%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.023%) GPG13
12 2 (0.015%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 2 (0.015%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.008%) GxP
System Software
1 3585 (27.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1798 (13.62%) Hyper-V
3 1300 (9.84%) XenApp
4 1289 (9.76%) vSphere
5 739 (5.60%) VMware ESX
6 625 (4.73%) XenDesktop
7 417 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
8 391 (2.96%) Terminal Services
9 379 (2.87%) XenServer
10 265 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
11 164 (1.24%) Forefront TMG
12 130 (0.98%) UAG
13 125 (0.95%) ISA Server
14 124 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 106 (0.80%) MetaFrame
16 101 (0.76%) Terminal Server
17 94 (0.71%) Xen
18 93 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
19 86 (0.65%) VMware Server
20 79 (0.60%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1444 (10.94%) SCCM
2 831 (6.29%) SCOM
3 576 (4.36%) Backup Exec
4 476 (3.60%) WSUS
5 305 (2.31%) NetBackup
6 283 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 217 (1.64%) Puppet
8 173 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
9 165 (1.25%) Nagios
10 147 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 120 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
12 82 (0.62%) HP SIM
12 82 (0.62%) ARCserve
13 81 (0.61%) SCVMM
14 80 (0.61%) Tivoli
15 77 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 74 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 62 (0.47%) MOM
18 53 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 46 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 7605 (57.59%) Microsoft
2 5709 (43.23%) VMware
3 3671 (27.80%) Citrix
4 2545 (19.27%) Cisco
5 1573 (11.91%) HP
6 864 (6.54%) Symantec
7 715 (5.41%) NetApp
8 636 (4.82%) Dell
9 544 (4.12%) Oracle
10 414 (3.14%) EMC
11 406 (3.07%) Apple
12 398 (3.01%) McAfee
13 383 (2.90%) CheckPoint
14 295 (2.23%) Red Hat
15 282 (2.14%) IBM
16 279 (2.11%) Juniper
17 246 (1.86%) Lotus
18 226 (1.71%) Bloomberg
19 225 (1.70%) SolarWinds
20 222 (1.68%) Remedy
South East
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 2 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Morgan Smith & Partners
Salary: From £34,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Morgan Smith & Partners
Salary: From £33,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Morgan Smith & Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £37,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + bonus+bens
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens+bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £19000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £13000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday