Period
to 3 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 6 months to 3 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 54 20
Rank change year-on-year +19 -34 +14
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 120 253 538
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.77% 4.71% 8.88%
As % of the System Software category 28.57% 31.27% 51.43%
Number of salaries quoted 101 209 437
Median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,000 £23,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £73,750 £73,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +4.62%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 420 809 1,046
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 23.69% 15.05% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 343 647 807
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,880 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £85,000 £72,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Berkshire

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Active Directory in Berkshire

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Berkshire over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Berkshire

Active Directory
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 3 December 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 49 £44,000 +11.39% 8
Bracknell +1 22 £50,000 +78.57% 1
Slough +8 10 £32,500 -27.78% 3
Wokingham +7 5 £60,000 +33.33%
Newbury +12 4 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Ascot +12 3 £28,000 -26.32% 1
Active Directory
South East

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 96 (80.00%) Windows
2 72 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 52 (43.33%) VMware
4 51 (42.50%) Windows Server
5 38 (31.67%) Office 365
6 37 (30.83%) SCCM
6 37 (30.83%) Security Cleared
7 34 (28.33%) Azure
8 33 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 31 (25.83%) SCOM
10 26 (21.67%) Windows Server 2016
11 25 (20.83%) Hyper-V
11 25 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 24 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 23 (19.17%) Windows 10
13 23 (19.17%) DHCP
13 23 (19.17%) DV Cleared
14 21 (17.50%) SC Cleared
14 21 (17.50%) Citrix
14 21 (17.50%) DNS
15 18 (15.00%) ITIL
16 17 (14.17%) WSUS
17 16 (13.33%) Linux
17 16 (13.33%) SharePoint
18 15 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
18 15 (12.50%) MS Exchange
18 15 (12.50%) SQL
19 14 (11.67%) Cisco
19 14 (11.67%) Symantec
20 13 (10.83%) SQL Server

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 15 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.50%) CloudStack
4 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.50%) IIS
4 3 (2.50%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.83%) JBoss
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 38 (31.67%) Office 365
2 34 (28.33%) Azure
3 12 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.33%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.50%) AWS
5 3 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.50%) Power Automate
5 3 (2.50%) SaaS
6 2 (1.67%) IaaS
7 1 (0.83%) G Suite
7 1 (0.83%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.17%) DHCP
2 21 (17.50%) DNS
3 12 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (9.17%) LAN
4 11 (9.17%) WAN
5 9 (7.50%) Firewall
5 9 (7.50%) Remote Desktop
5 9 (7.50%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.00%) Skype
7 5 (4.17%) VPN
8 3 (2.50%) MPLS
8 3 (2.50%) SAN
9 2 (1.67%) Network Security
9 2 (1.67%) SNMP
9 2 (1.67%) VLAN
9 2 (1.67%) VSAN
10 1 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.83%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.50%) MySQL
3 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.83%) GIS
4 1 (0.83%) Power BI
4 1 (0.83%) QGIS
4 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (5.83%) Finance
1 7 (5.83%) Military
2 5 (4.17%) Back Office
2 5 (4.17%) Local Government
3 4 (3.33%) French Language
3 4 (3.33%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.67%) Advertising
4 2 (1.67%) Law
4 2 (1.67%) Marketing
4 2 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 19 (15.83%) Analyst
3 16 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (11.67%) IT Support
5 11 (9.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (9.17%) IT Analyst
5 11 (9.17%) Server Engineer
5 11 (9.17%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (7.50%) Desktop Support
6 9 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (6.67%) Team Leader
7 8 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Deskside Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) IT Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Architect
9 6 (5.00%) IT Technician
10 5 (4.17%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.83%) X-Windows
2 4 (3.33%) LAMP
3 2 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.67%) XMPP
4 1 (0.83%) .NET
4 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.83%) HTML
4 1 (0.83%) LDAP
4 1 (0.83%) PostGIS
4 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.50%) Clustering
3 8 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.17%) iPhone
5 4 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.33%) Fibre Optics
5 4 (3.33%) iPad
6 3 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.50%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.67%) Blog
7 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.67%) Replication
7 2 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.83%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 96 (80.00%) Windows
2 51 (42.50%) Windows Server
3 26 (21.67%) Windows Server 2016
4 23 (19.17%) Windows 10
5 16 (13.33%) Linux
6 12 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (9.17%) Windows Server 2019
8 10 (8.33%) Windows 7
9 9 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.33%) Ubuntu
11 4 (3.33%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.67%) Android
13 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.00%) ITIL
2 15 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 12 (10.00%) Server Management
3 12 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 12 (10.00%) Storage Management
4 11 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (9.17%) Validation
5 10 (8.33%) Proactive Management
6 8 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.83%) Break/Fix
8 5 (4.17%) Change Management
8 5 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (4.17%) IT Strategy
8 5 (4.17%) ITSM
8 5 (4.17%) Mentoring
8 5 (4.17%) Server Patching
9 4 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.67%) C
4 1 (0.83%) Google Apps Script
4 1 (0.83%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (30.83%) Security Cleared
2 25 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (19.17%) DV Cleared
4 21 (17.50%) SC Cleared
5 11 (9.17%) MCSE
6 8 (6.67%) MCSA
7 4 (3.33%) MCP
8 3 (2.50%) CCNA
8 3 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.50%) DBS Check
8 3 (2.50%) Degree
9 2 (1.67%) CEH
9 2 (1.67%) CISSP
9 2 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.67%) MCITP
10 1 (0.83%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.50%) SLA
2 6 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.50%) NCSC
4 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (20.83%) Hyper-V
3 10 (8.33%) vSphere
4 6 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 3 (2.50%) KVM
5 3 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.67%) vCloud
7 1 (0.83%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (30.83%) SCCM
2 31 (25.83%) SCOM
3 17 (14.17%) WSUS
4 10 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 10 (8.33%) SCVMM
5 7 (5.83%) SCSM
6 3 (2.50%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.67%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.67%) Kibana
7 2 (1.67%) logstash
7 2 (1.67%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.67%) vRealize
7 2 (1.67%) WMI
8 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 72 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 52 (43.33%) VMware
3 21 (17.50%) Citrix
4 14 (11.67%) Cisco
4 14 (11.67%) Symantec
5 11 (9.17%) HP
6 10 (8.33%) EMC
7 8 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 6 (5.00%) Veeam
9 5 (4.17%) Apple
9 5 (4.17%) Google
10 4 (3.33%) NetApp
11 2 (1.67%) Dell
11 2 (1.67%) Meraki
11 2 (1.67%) Oracle
11 2 (1.67%) Polycom
11 2 (1.67%) Sun
12 1 (0.83%) Aruba
12 1 (0.83%) Kaspersky
12 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds