Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 60 41 13
Rank change year-on-year -19 -28 +14
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 144 55 289
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.42% 6.02% 10.89%
As % of the System Software category 26.37% 34.16% 60.97%
Number of salaries quoted 110 46 229
10th Percentile £25,975 £21,250 £23,000
25th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £36,500 £33,500
Median % change year-on-year +23.29% +8.96% -14.10%
75th Percentile £53,750 £46,188 £57,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £53,125 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +4.48%

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 546 161 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.74% 17.63% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 466 135 392
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £36,045 £28,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £47,500 £40,250
Median % change year-on-year +21.05% +18.01% +0.63%
75th Percentile £71,250 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £72,500 £72,500
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -

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 16 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 110 (76.39%) Windows
2 104 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 92 (63.89%) Microsoft 365
4 84 (58.33%) Azure
5 65 (45.14%) Windows Server
6 52 (36.11%) VMware
7 42 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 40 (27.78%) Presales
9 39 (27.08%) DNS
10 35 (24.31%) Windows 10
11 34 (23.61%) DHCP
11 34 (23.61%) SCCM
12 31 (21.53%) Microsoft Intune
13 30 (20.83%) Public Cloud
14 29 (20.14%) Azure Active Directory
14 29 (20.14%) DevOps
14 29 (20.14%) TCP/IP
15 28 (19.44%) WAN
15 28 (19.44%) LAN
15 28 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
16 26 (18.06%) SQL Server
17 25 (17.36%) PowerShell
18 24 (16.67%) Firewall
18 24 (16.67%) Social Skills
18 24 (16.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
19 23 (15.97%) Microsoft Certification
19 23 (15.97%) WSUS
20 22 (15.28%) Hyper-V
20 22 (15.28%) SQL
21 21 (14.58%) ITIL

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 21 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 16 (11.11%) IIS
3 11 (7.64%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.39%) Apache
4 2 (1.39%) Confluence
4 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.69%) CMS
5 1 (0.69%) Drupal
5 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 28 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.08%) Sentinel
3 2 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.69%) iTrent
4 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 92 (63.89%) Microsoft 365
2 84 (58.33%) Azure
3 29 (20.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (12.50%) AWS
5 17 (11.81%) IaaS
6 16 (11.11%) Serverless
7 12 (8.33%) PaaS
8 4 (2.78%) Azure Sentinel
9 3 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (2.08%) OneDrive
9 3 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.39%) Power Automate
10 2 (1.39%) Power Platform
10 2 (1.39%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.69%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.69%) AWS CodePipeline
11 1 (0.69%) AWS Direct Connect
11 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (27.08%) DNS
2 34 (23.61%) DHCP
3 29 (20.14%) TCP/IP
4 28 (19.44%) LAN
4 28 (19.44%) WAN
5 24 (16.67%) Firewall
6 20 (13.89%) VPN
7 19 (13.19%) VLAN
8 13 (9.03%) SAN
8 13 (9.03%) Wireless
9 7 (4.86%) Network Security
9 7 (4.86%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (4.86%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.78%) Kerberos
10 4 (2.78%) SMTP
10 4 (2.78%) Unified Communications
11 3 (2.08%) NAS
12 2 (1.39%) BIG-IP
12 2 (1.39%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.78%) MySQL
3 2 (1.39%) Power BI
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.69%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) JIRA
2 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.69%) GitLab
2 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (16.67%) Social Skills
2 18 (12.50%) Finance
3 8 (5.56%) Public Sector
3 8 (5.56%) Retail
4 6 (4.17%) Automotive
4 6 (4.17%) Documentation Skills
5 5 (3.47%) Banking
6 3 (2.08%) Local Government
6 3 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.39%) Law
7 2 (1.39%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.69%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (0.69%) Legal
8 1 (0.69%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (16.67%) Analyst
1 24 (16.67%) Consultant
2 20 (13.89%) Cloud Consultant
3 19 (13.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (12.50%) Architect
5 17 (11.81%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (11.11%) IT Engineer
7 14 (9.72%) IT Support
8 13 (9.03%) Support Engineer
9 12 (8.33%) Azure Consultant
10 11 (7.64%) Azure Architect
10 11 (7.64%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
11 9 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 9 (6.25%) IT Analyst
11 9 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
12 8 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (5.56%) Service Analyst
12 8 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
13 7 (4.86%) 2nd Line Support
14 6 (4.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.47%) ARM Templates
1 5 (3.47%) LDAP
1 5 (3.47%) Web Services
2 4 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.08%) SAML
4 2 (1.39%) REST
4 2 (1.39%) SOAP
5 1 (0.69%) .NET
5 1 (0.69%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.83%) Public Cloud
2 18 (12.50%) Clustering
3 11 (7.64%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.17%) Smartphone
6 5 (3.47%) PKI
6 5 (3.47%) Replication
7 4 (2.78%) HP Storage
8 3 (2.08%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.39%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.39%) FMCG
9 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.39%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.69%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.69%) iPad
10 1 (0.69%) Legacy Systems
10 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Licensing
10 1 (0.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 110 (76.39%) Windows
2 65 (45.14%) Windows Server
3 35 (24.31%) Windows 10
4 16 (11.11%) Linux
5 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
7 10 (6.94%) Windows 7
8 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.47%) Unix
10 4 (2.78%) Android
10 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.69%) CentOS
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.78%) Presales
2 29 (20.14%) DevOps
3 21 (14.58%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (14.58%) ITIL
3 21 (14.58%) Project Delivery
4 20 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 19 (13.19%) Coaching
6 18 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
6 18 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 17 (11.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (11.81%) Software Licensing
8 13 (9.03%) Analytics
8 13 (9.03%) CRM
8 13 (9.03%) Project Management
9 12 (8.33%) Time Management
10 11 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (6.25%) Proactive Maintenance
11 9 (6.25%) Problem Management
11 9 (6.25%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.36%) PowerShell
2 22 (15.28%) SQL
3 3 (2.08%) Shell Script
3 3 (2.08%) VBScript
4 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (15.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 8 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.17%) MCSE
4 5 (3.47%) AWS Certification
5 4 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.78%) MCSA
6 3 (2.08%) CCNA
6 3 (2.08%) MCDST
7 2 (1.39%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.39%) CCA
7 2 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.39%) Degree
7 2 (1.39%) HNC
7 2 (1.39%) MCITP
8 1 (0.69%) CCNP
8 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.69%) MCP
8 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.33%) PMO
2 4 (2.78%) SLA
3 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.69%) NIST
System Software
1 42 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (15.28%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (4.86%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.47%) Docker
5 5 (3.47%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.39%) vSphere
7 1 (0.69%) Firmware
7 1 (0.69%) NFS
7 1 (0.69%) Snort
7 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (23.61%) SCCM
2 31 (21.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (16.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 23 (15.97%) WSUS
5 20 (13.89%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (4.86%) Ansible
7 6 (4.17%) Kubernetes
8 5 (3.47%) AirWatch
8 5 (3.47%) Prometheus
8 5 (3.47%) Terraform
9 4 (2.78%) Consul
9 4 (2.78%) Grafana
9 4 (2.78%) Graphite
9 4 (2.78%) Opsview
9 4 (2.78%) Packer
10 3 (2.08%) FortiGate
10 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (1.39%) HAProxy
11 2 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (1.39%) QRadar
Vendors
1 104 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 52 (36.11%) VMware
3 20 (13.89%) Citrix
4 15 (10.42%) Cisco
5 12 (8.33%) Dell
5 12 (8.33%) ServiceNow
6 11 (7.64%) Apple
7 9 (6.25%) HP
8 7 (4.86%) Symantec
9 5 (3.47%) Adobe
9 5 (3.47%) Aruba
9 5 (3.47%) Toshiba
9 5 (3.47%) Veeam
10 3 (2.08%) Isilon
10 3 (2.08%) Oracle
10 3 (2.08%) Sophos
10 3 (2.08%) Zscaler
11 2 (1.39%) F5
11 2 (1.39%) Okta
11 2 (1.39%) Splunk