Period
to 27 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 23 24
Rank change year-on-year -16 +1 +16
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 89 203 318
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.25% 7.95% 9.72%
As % of the System Software category 36.03% 51.92% 55.79%
Number of salaries quoted 102 198 229
Median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £53,625 £72,500 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +19.40%

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 Birmingham with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 247 391 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.36% 15.31% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 211 341 370
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £46,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -3.74% +16.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £65,125
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Birmingham

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in Birmingham

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Birmingham over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 66 (74.16%) Azure
2 63 (70.79%) Microsoft
3 58 (65.17%) Windows
4 55 (61.80%) Office 365
5 37 (41.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 37 (41.57%) Windows Server
6 31 (34.83%) PowerShell
6 31 (34.83%) VMware
7 27 (30.34%) Microsoft Office
8 26 (29.21%) AWS
9 25 (28.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (24.72%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (24.72%) Identity Access Management
11 18 (20.22%) Ansible
11 18 (20.22%) Linux
12 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Intune
12 16 (17.98%) SCCM
13 15 (16.85%) Windows 10
13 15 (16.85%) SQL
13 15 (16.85%) SharePoint
13 15 (16.85%) Citrix
14 14 (15.73%) Project Management
15 13 (14.61%) Configuration Management
15 13 (14.61%) Oracle
15 13 (14.61%) ITIL
15 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (14.61%) DevOps
15 13 (14.61%) Business Development
15 13 (14.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (13.48%) Hyper-V

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 15 (16.85%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (30.34%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Workfront
2 1 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 66 (74.16%) Azure
2 55 (61.80%) Office 365
3 37 (41.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 26 (29.21%) AWS
5 12 (13.48%) PaaS
6 9 (10.11%) OneDrive
7 7 (7.87%) Logic Apps
8 6 (6.74%) IaaS
9 5 (5.62%) GitHub
9 5 (5.62%) Serverless
10 4 (4.49%) SaaS
11 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.48%) DNS
2 10 (11.24%) LAN
2 10 (11.24%) WAN
3 8 (8.99%) NAS
4 7 (7.87%) DHCP
5 5 (5.62%) Firewall
6 4 (4.49%) BIG-IP
6 4 (4.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (4.49%) IPv4
6 4 (4.49%) NetScaler
6 4 (4.49%) SAN
6 4 (4.49%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.37%) VPN
8 2 (2.25%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.25%) Network Security
8 2 (2.25%) SMTP
8 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.25%) VLAN
9 1 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) Amazon RDS
1 7 (7.87%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (13.48%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.87%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.12%) JIRA
General
1 7 (7.87%) Public Sector
2 4 (4.49%) Finance
3 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Advertising
5 1 (1.12%) Electronics
5 1 (1.12%) Housing Association
5 1 (1.12%) Law
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (14.61%) 2nd Line Support
1 13 (14.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 13 (14.61%) IT Engineer
2 12 (13.48%) Analyst
3 10 (11.24%) Desktop Support
4 9 (10.11%) IT Support
4 9 (10.11%) Storage Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 8 (8.99%) Support Analyst
6 7 (7.87%) Consultant
6 7 (7.87%) Deskside Support
6 7 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Senior DevOps
6 7 (7.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) IT Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Azure Consultant
9 4 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) SAML
2 4 (4.49%) JSON
3 2 (2.25%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.25%) LDAP
4 1 (1.12%) .NET
4 1 (1.12%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Driving Licence
2 6 (6.74%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.37%) iPhone
5 2 (2.25%) Clustering
5 2 (2.25%) iPad
5 2 (2.25%) LPAR
5 2 (2.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.12%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.12%) EPoS
6 1 (1.12%) Handset
6 1 (1.12%) IPTV
6 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (65.17%) Windows
2 37 (41.57%) Windows Server
3 18 (20.22%) Linux
4 15 (16.85%) Windows 10
5 13 (14.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.62%) Ubuntu
8 4 (4.49%) CentOS
8 4 (4.49%) Unix
9 3 (3.37%) Android
9 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.72%) Identity Access Management
2 14 (15.73%) Project Management
3 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (14.61%) Business Development
3 13 (14.61%) Configuration Management
3 13 (14.61%) DevOps
3 13 (14.61%) ITIL
4 12 (13.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (13.48%) Project Delivery
5 11 (12.36%) Deployment Automation
6 10 (11.24%) Presales
7 9 (10.11%) Mentoring
8 8 (8.99%) Analytics
8 8 (8.99%) Change Control
8 8 (8.99%) Performance Management
8 8 (8.99%) Service Management
9 7 (7.87%) B2C
10 6 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (6.74%) Data Analysis
10 6 (6.74%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (34.83%) PowerShell
2 15 (16.85%) SQL
3 4 (4.49%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.25%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (28.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (13.48%) MCSE
3 7 (7.87%) A+ Certification
3 7 (7.87%) HNC
3 7 (7.87%) MCDST
3 7 (7.87%) MCSA
4 6 (6.74%) Degree
5 5 (5.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (4.49%) VCP5
6 4 (4.49%) VCP6
7 3 (3.37%) MCITP
8 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.12%) CCA
9 1 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (2.25%) PMO
3 1 (1.12%) GDPR
3 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (24.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (13.48%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.99%) Docker
4 7 (7.87%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (4.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.25%) BitLocker
8 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.25%) vSphere
9 1 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (20.22%) Ansible
2 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Intune
2 16 (17.98%) SCCM
3 10 (11.24%) Terraform
4 9 (10.11%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (10.11%) Puppet
5 8 (8.99%) Kubernetes
5 8 (8.99%) SCOM
5 8 (8.99%) WSUS
6 4 (4.49%) Backup Exec
6 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (4.49%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 63 (70.79%) Microsoft
2 31 (34.83%) VMware
3 15 (16.85%) Citrix
4 13 (14.61%) Oracle
5 9 (10.11%) NetApp
5 9 (10.11%) Veeam
6 8 (8.99%) Cisco
6 8 (8.99%) EMC
6 8 (8.99%) Remedy
7 6 (6.74%) Ivanti
7 6 (6.74%) McAfee
7 6 (6.74%) ServiceNow
8 4 (4.49%) CommVault
8 4 (4.49%) DataCore
8 4 (4.49%) Dell
8 4 (4.49%) Dell Compellent
8 4 (4.49%) F5
8 4 (4.49%) Isilon
8 4 (4.49%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.49%) SolarWinds