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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 40 34
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 7001 5907 6890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.03% 5.48% 5.88%
As % of the System Software category 56.52% 55.58% 58.23%
Number of salaries quoted 5863 5095 5985
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.40%
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 £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -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
12387 10628 11832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.67% 9.87% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10257 9054 10127
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
(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 +7 6623 £35,000 -5.40% 865
London +10 2806 £39,000 -8.23% 290
South East -2 1539 £31,500 -10.00% 184
City of London +22 716 £43,500 -3.33% 103
Yorkshire +15 548 £32,000 +6.66% 75
East of England +7 484 £34,000 +2.25% 69
Berkshire -2 416 £34,500 -13.75% 40
West Yorkshire +28 411 £30,000 -0.82% 52
South West +14 397 £27,500 -15.38% 90
Surrey +1 354 £32,500 -7.14% 42
North West -6 349 £30,000 -11.78% 66
West Midlands +1 314 £34,500 +6.15% 42
Hampshire -12 287 £27,500 -13.38% 39
Leeds +29 286 £32,500 +8.33% 27
Manchester -12 185 £30,000 -20.00% 36
East Midlands -5 179 £32,500 +8.33% 29
Hertfordshire +3 165 £35,000 +14.75% 25
Scotland +14 156 £33,000 -5.71% 26
Reading -8 153 £35,750 +2.14% 18
Cambridgeshire +4 135 £37,000 +5.71% 19
West Sussex +14 133 £40,000 +73.91% 8
Birmingham +2 121 £37,500 +11.94% 17
Buckinghamshire -12 121 £32,500 - 16
Wiltshire +31 111 £25,000 -9.09% 15
Cambridge +16 107 £30,000 -6.25% 12
Southampton -7 104 £27,500 -15.38% 4
Bristol +14 103 £30,000 -20.00% 33
Cheshire +11 103 £29,500 +15.68% 18
Bracknell +10 100 £26,000 -45.26% 3
Oxfordshire -2 93 £26,500 -18.46% 25

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 11731 (84.26%) Windows
2 7942 (57.05%) Microsoft
3 5872 (42.18%) VMware
4 5292 (38.01%) MS Exchange
5 4902 (35.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 4167 (29.93%) MS Excel
7 3782 (27.17%) Citrix
8 3733 (26.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3545 (25.46%) ITIL
10 3364 (24.16%) MS Office
11 3205 (23.02%) DNS
12 3112 (22.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 3100 (22.27%) Windows 7
14 2820 (20.26%) Microsoft Certification
15 2786 (20.01%) Cisco
16 2652 (19.05%) SQL Server
17 2603 (18.70%) Firewall
18 2587 (18.58%) Exchange Server 2010
19 2513 (18.05%) Finance
20 2494 (17.91%) SQL
21 2460 (17.67%) TCP/IP
22 2431 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
23 2379 (17.09%) SAN
24 2306 (16.56%) DHCP
25 2101 (15.09%) Windows XP
26 1909 (13.71%) Hyper-V
27 1793 (12.88%) MCSE
28 1748 (12.56%) Linux
29 1724 (12.38%) LAN
30 1637 (11.76%) WAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5292 (38.01%) MS Exchange
2 2587 (18.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1615 (11.60%) SharePoint
4 1545 (11.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1380 (9.91%) IIS
6 1045 (7.51%) Lync
7 1027 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1022 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 824 (5.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 322 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
11 306 (2.20%) Apache
12 226 (1.62%) IBM Notes
13 202 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
14 178 (1.28%) Tomcat
15 156 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
16 121 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
17 117 (0.84%) Lotus Domino
18 113 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
19 93 (0.67%) WorkSite
20 89 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4167 (29.93%) MS Excel
2 3364 (24.16%) MS Office
3 271 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 127 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 70 (0.50%) MS Project
6 28 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 21 (0.15%) PowerPivot
8 16 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 12 (0.086%) InfoPath
9 12 (0.086%) SPSS
10 11 (0.079%) InDesign
11 10 (0.072%) FastStats
11 10 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.043%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.029%) Final Cut Pro
14 3 (0.022%) S-PLUS
14 3 (0.022%) Maya
14 3 (0.022%) 3ds Max
14 3 (0.022%) Revit
Business Applications
1 133 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
3 33 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 29 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 27 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 26 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 25 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 13 (0.093%) Sage 200
8 13 (0.093%) Markit EDM
9 12 (0.086%) Eikon
10 11 (0.079%) Magento
11 10 (0.072%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 10 (0.072%) Line 500
11 10 (0.072%) assyst
12 8 (0.057%) SalesLogix
12 8 (0.057%) Maximo
12 8 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
13 7 (0.050%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.050%) SunGard APT
13 7 (0.050%) FastVal
Cloud Services
1 876 (6.29%) Office 365
2 276 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 164 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 126 (0.91%) SaaS
5 113 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 90 (0.65%) IaaS
7 63 (0.45%) PaaS
8 60 (0.43%) Google Apps
9 17 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.036%) Joyent
11 4 (0.029%) GitHub
11 4 (0.029%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.022%) Force.com
13 2 (0.014%) Taleo
13 2 (0.014%) Route 53
13 2 (0.014%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 3205 (23.02%) DNS
2 2603 (18.70%) Firewall
3 2460 (17.67%) TCP/IP
4 2379 (17.09%) SAN
5 2306 (16.56%) DHCP
6 1724 (12.38%) LAN
7 1637 (11.76%) WAN
8 1386 (9.96%) VPN
9 680 (4.88%) Internet
10 670 (4.81%) VoIP
11 664 (4.77%) NAS
12 499 (3.58%) Wireless
13 412 (2.96%) VLAN
14 362 (2.60%) LDAP
15 323 (2.32%) Network Security
16 278 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
17 274 (1.97%) SSL
18 222 (1.59%) SMTP
19 207 (1.49%) iSCSI
20 203 (1.46%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2652 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 691 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 395 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 265 (1.90%) MySQL
5 227 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 195 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 178 (1.28%) Oracle Database
8 161 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 115 (0.83%) Relational Database
10 97 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
11 82 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 60 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
13 47 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
14 45 (0.32%) RDBMS
15 42 (0.30%) MS Access
16 39 (0.28%) EDRMS
17 38 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
18 35 (0.25%) IDOL
18 35 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
19 30 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 128 (0.92%) Subversion
2 107 (0.77%) Visual Studio
3 93 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 88 (0.63%) Git (software)
5 77 (0.55%) JIRA
6 67 (0.48%) MSI
7 52 (0.37%) Jenkins
8 45 (0.32%) AdminStudio
9 39 (0.28%) InstallShield
10 32 (0.23%) CruiseControl
11 28 (0.20%) MSBuild
12 26 (0.19%) Eclipse
13 24 (0.17%) TeamCity
14 22 (0.16%) Artifactory
15 20 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 19 (0.14%) NUnit
16 19 (0.14%) Moq
17 18 (0.13%) WebLOAD
18 17 (0.12%) JUnit
19 16 (0.11%) Hudson
General
1 2513 (18.05%) Finance
2 561 (4.03%) Law
3 490 (3.52%) Banking
4 474 (3.40%) Legal
5 421 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 394 (2.83%) Retail
7 204 (1.47%) Advertising
8 192 (1.38%) Marketing
9 160 (1.15%) Back Office
10 135 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 134 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 130 (0.93%) Investment Banking
13 87 (0.62%) Publishing
14 74 (0.53%) French Language
15 66 (0.47%) Electronics
16 56 (0.40%) German Language
17 52 (0.37%) Games
18 43 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
19 33 (0.24%) Front Office
20 32 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 3484 (25.03%) Analyst
2 2146 (15.41%) Support Engineer
3 1848 (13.27%) Support Analyst
4 1208 (8.68%) 2nd Line Support
5 1200 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1156 (8.30%) IT Support
7 1017 (7.30%) Administrator
8 915 (6.57%) Service Analyst
9 879 (6.31%) Service Desk Analyst
10 833 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support
11 716 (5.14%) Systems Administrator
12 667 (4.79%) Consultant
13 651 (4.68%) Desktop Support
14 640 (4.60%) Technical Support
15 539 (3.87%) Architect
16 531 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
17 505 (3.63%) 1st Line Support
18 446 (3.20%) IT Support Analyst
19 409 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 395 (2.84%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 558 (4.01%) .NET
2 281 (2.02%) Web Services
3 280 (2.01%) HTML
4 261 (1.87%) ASP.NET
5 210 (1.51%) XML
6 173 (1.24%) CSS
7 144 (1.03%) Application Packaging
8 117 (0.84%) jQuery
9 115 (0.83%) COM
10 102 (0.73%) WCF
11 90 (0.65%) .NET Framework
12 89 (0.64%) HTML5
13 84 (0.60%) Middleware
14 80 (0.57%) LAMP
15 78 (0.56%) Ajax
16 77 (0.55%) Software Packaging
17 65 (0.47%) MSMQ
18 44 (0.32%) CSS3
19 43 (0.31%) J2EE
20 36 (0.26%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 1347 (9.68%) Blackberry
2 753 (5.41%) Clustering
3 449 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 342 (2.46%) Computer Science
5 308 (2.21%) Replication
6 263 (1.89%) Hedge funds
7 252 (1.81%) iPhone
8 175 (1.26%) Fat Client
8 175 (1.26%) Thin Client
9 164 (1.18%) iPad
10 161 (1.16%) PKI
11 154 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
12 140 (1.01%) Statistics
13 129 (0.93%) PDA
14 121 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
15 98 (0.70%) Client/Server
16 97 (0.70%) EqualLogic
17 93 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
18 69 (0.50%) Mathematics
19 67 (0.48%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11731 (84.26%) Windows
2 4902 (35.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 3112 (22.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 3100 (22.27%) Windows 7
5 2431 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 2101 (15.09%) Windows XP
7 1748 (12.56%) Linux
8 1032 (7.41%) Windows 8
9 572 (4.11%) UNIX
10 346 (2.49%) Windows Vista
11 345 (2.48%) Mac OS X
12 293 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 258 (1.85%) Android
14 224 (1.61%) Solaris
15 206 (1.48%) Windows 2000
16 205 (1.47%) Apple iOS
17 166 (1.19%) Mac OS
18 120 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
19 91 (0.65%) CentOS
20 86 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3545 (25.46%) ITIL
2 783 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 666 (4.78%) Migration
4 663 (4.76%) Project Management
5 606 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 565 (4.06%) Service Management
7 502 (3.61%) Incident Management
8 426 (3.06%) Problem Management
9 425 (3.05%) Change Management
10 370 (2.66%) Change Control
11 360 (2.59%) Load Balancing
12 334 (2.40%) E-Commerce
13 320 (2.30%) Asset Management
14 307 (2.21%) CRM
15 306 (2.20%) Time Management
16 292 (2.10%) Configuration Management
17 281 (2.02%) Kalman Filter
18 270 (1.94%) Root Cause Analysis
19 250 (1.80%) PRINCE2
20 248 (1.78%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2494 (17.91%) SQL
2 1311 (9.42%) PowerShell
3 369 (2.65%) VBScript
4 346 (2.49%) VB
5 301 (2.16%) C#
6 230 (1.65%) Perl
7 205 (1.47%) JavaScript
8 191 (1.37%) Java
9 189 (1.36%) Bash Shell
10 168 (1.21%) T-SQL
11 163 (1.17%) Python
12 154 (1.11%) C
13 115 (0.83%) Shell Script
14 104 (0.75%) PHP
15 92 (0.66%) VBA
16 84 (0.60%) VB.NET
17 50 (0.36%) Ruby
18 41 (0.29%) VB6
18 41 (0.29%) C++
19 15 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2820 (20.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1793 (12.88%) MCSE
3 1302 (9.35%) Degree
4 1024 (7.36%) MCITP
5 970 (6.97%) Cisco Certification
6 837 (6.01%) CCNA
7 831 (5.97%) MCSA
8 813 (5.84%) MCP
9 703 (5.05%) Security Cleared
10 600 (4.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 541 (3.89%) SC Cleared
12 321 (2.31%) MCTS
13 319 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
14 315 (2.26%) Citrix Certification
15 274 (1.97%) CCNP
16 223 (1.60%) CCA
17 204 (1.47%) DV Cleared
18 147 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 103 (0.74%) A+ Certification
20 99 (0.71%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1226 (8.81%) SLA
2 183 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 176 (1.26%) QA
4 130 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 117 (0.84%) ISO 9001
6 76 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 31 (0.22%) COBIT
8 12 (0.086%) BS7799
9 9 (0.065%) HL7
10 7 (0.050%) DICOM
11 6 (0.043%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.036%) GMP
12 5 (0.036%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.029%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 4 (0.029%) GAMP
13 4 (0.029%) GCP
14 3 (0.022%) ISO 9000
15 2 (0.014%) GPG13
16 1 (0.007%) Solvency II
16 1 (0.007%) GLP
System Software
1 3733 (26.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1909 (13.71%) Hyper-V
3 1216 (8.73%) XenApp
4 1097 (7.88%) vSphere
5 858 (6.16%) VMware ESX
6 639 (4.59%) XenDesktop
7 479 (3.44%) VMware ESXi
8 361 (2.59%) Terminal Services
9 305 (2.19%) XenServer
10 275 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
11 182 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 179 (1.29%) ISA Server
13 148 (1.06%) UAG
14 127 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
15 108 (0.78%) MetaFrame
16 98 (0.70%) Xen
17 93 (0.67%) NFS
18 87 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
19 84 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 78 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1570 (11.28%) SCCM
2 683 (4.91%) SCOM
3 545 (3.91%) Backup Exec
4 405 (2.91%) WSUS
5 301 (2.16%) NetBackup
6 299 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
7 152 (1.09%) Nagios
8 129 (0.93%) SCVMM
9 128 (0.92%) Puppet
10 114 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 99 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 96 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 83 (0.60%) HP SIM
14 81 (0.58%) ARCserve
15 72 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
15 72 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
16 70 (0.50%) Tivoli
17 66 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
18 56 (0.40%) SCDPM
18 56 (0.40%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7942 (57.05%) Microsoft
2 5872 (42.18%) VMware
3 3782 (27.17%) Citrix
4 2786 (20.01%) Cisco
5 1613 (11.59%) HP
6 818 (5.88%) Symantec
7 772 (5.55%) NetApp
8 670 (4.81%) Oracle
9 641 (4.60%) Dell
10 514 (3.69%) Apple
11 477 (3.43%) EMC
12 369 (2.65%) Red Hat
13 364 (2.61%) CheckPoint
14 339 (2.43%) Juniper
15 320 (2.30%) IBM
16 267 (1.92%) Lotus
17 262 (1.88%) Avaya
18 238 (1.71%) McAfee
19 229 (1.64%) SolarWinds
20 223 (1.60%) Remedy
Bristol, Avon
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Car allowance, benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £16000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £16000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits and bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £16000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits+Training
Posted: 10 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits+Training
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34907 per annum + £1,200 p.a. DV allowance
Posted: 10 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + £40K perm, Contract Neg
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000.00 - £23000 per annum + shift allowance(20% of base sal)
Posted: 10 hours ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Neg on Experience + On Call + Good Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + £6k car allowance + 15% bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £41384 per annum + DV uplift + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £30800.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago