Period
to 19 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
London > Central London
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 34 28
Rank change year-on-year -11 -6 0
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 285 806 981
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 5.66% 7.08% 7.62%
As % of the System Software category 29.50% 39.30% 45.42%
Number of salaries quoted 274 766 906
Median annual salary £57,250 £38,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.74% -13.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £29,650 £24,375 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £77,500 £78,750
London median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% -

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 Central London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 966 2,051 2,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 19.20% 18.01% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 835 1,860 1,951
Median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £39,000 £27,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £96,050 £95,000 £95,000
London median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +9.09%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Central London

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Central London

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in Central London

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Central London over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Central London

Active Directory
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Central London region over the 6 months to 19 January 2021. 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
City of London -16 230 £57,500 +43.75% 41
West End of London +6 25 £31,750 +3.25%
City of Westminster +10 14 £44,246 +16.44%
Southwark +19 3 £45,000 +73.08%
Lambeth +10 1 £36,000 +16.13%
Active Directory
London

For the 6 months to 19 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 Central London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 212 (74.39%) Windows
2 174 (61.05%) Azure
3 169 (59.30%) Microsoft
4 140 (49.12%) Office 365
5 115 (40.35%) Windows Server
6 98 (34.39%) PowerShell
7 88 (30.88%) VMware
8 76 (26.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 73 (25.61%) Finance
10 64 (22.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 61 (21.40%) VMware Infrastructure
12 60 (21.05%) Windows 10
13 57 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 55 (19.30%) AWS
14 55 (19.30%) DNS
15 53 (18.60%) Firewall
16 51 (17.89%) SCCM
17 48 (16.84%) ITIL
17 48 (16.84%) Citrix
17 48 (16.84%) DevOps
18 45 (15.79%) Cisco
18 45 (15.79%) SQL Server
19 44 (15.44%) IaaS
20 42 (14.74%) DHCP
21 41 (14.39%) SQL
22 40 (14.04%) SharePoint
22 40 (14.04%) Windows Server 2016
23 38 (13.33%) MS Exchange
23 38 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
24 37 (12.98%) Linux

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 40 (14.04%) SharePoint
2 38 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.61%) IIS
4 10 (3.51%) Confluence
5 7 (2.46%) Apache
6 5 (1.75%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.05%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.05%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.35%) CMS
9 1 (0.35%) JBoss
9 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 38 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.05%) Eikon
1 3 (1.05%) iTrent
1 3 (1.05%) Northgate Housing
1 3 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) Relativity
2 1 (0.35%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 174 (61.05%) Azure
2 140 (49.12%) Office 365
3 76 (26.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 55 (19.30%) AWS
5 44 (15.44%) IaaS
6 29 (10.18%) SaaS
7 26 (9.12%) PaaS
8 14 (4.91%) Serverless
9 13 (4.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (4.56%) Mimecast
10 11 (3.86%) Azure Functions
11 9 (3.16%) OneDrive
12 7 (2.46%) GCP
13 6 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (2.11%) Amazon S3
13 6 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (2.11%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (2.11%) Power Platform
14 5 (1.75%) OpenShift
15 4 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (19.30%) DNS
2 53 (18.60%) Firewall
3 42 (14.74%) DHCP
4 33 (11.58%) WAN
5 31 (10.88%) VPN
6 29 (10.18%) SAN
7 21 (7.37%) LAN
8 15 (5.26%) Network Security
9 13 (4.56%) TCP/IP
10 12 (4.21%) VoIP
11 8 (2.81%) NetScaler
12 7 (2.46%) Skype
12 7 (2.46%) SSL
13 6 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (2.11%) Wireless
14 5 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (1.75%) HTTP
14 5 (1.75%) Wireshark
15 4 (1.40%) Kerberos
15 4 (1.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.56%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.46%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.11%) Amazon Redshift
6 5 (1.75%) MySQL
6 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.05%) Blockchain
7 3 (1.05%) Redis
7 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.70%) Power BI
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2019
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.35%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.35%) Ingres
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (5.96%) JIRA
2 16 (5.61%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.16%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.46%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.75%) GitLab
6 2 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.70%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 73 (25.61%) Finance
2 19 (6.67%) Law
3 12 (4.21%) Banking
4 9 (3.16%) Front Office
4 9 (3.16%) Legal
5 7 (2.46%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.40%) Advertising
6 4 (1.40%) Publishing
7 3 (1.05%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.05%) Social Housing
8 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.35%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.35%) International Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Local Government
9 1 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (20.35%) Analyst
2 53 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (11.93%) Architect
4 27 (9.47%) Azure Engineer
5 26 (9.12%) Support Engineer
6 25 (8.77%) Support Analyst
7 22 (7.72%) 2nd Line Support
7 22 (7.72%) IT Engineer
8 19 (6.67%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
9 17 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
10 16 (5.61%) Desktop Support
11 15 (5.26%) IT Support
11 15 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
12 14 (4.91%) Consultant
12 14 (4.91%) IT Architect
12 14 (4.91%) Service Analyst
12 14 (4.91%) Service Desk Analyst
13 13 (4.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 13 (4.56%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.61%) Web Services
2 11 (3.86%) OAuth
3 8 (2.81%) .NET
4 5 (1.75%) SAML
4 5 (1.75%) YAML
5 4 (1.40%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.40%) HTML
5 4 (1.40%) jQuery
5 4 (1.40%) OpenID
5 4 (1.40%) Vue.js
6 3 (1.05%) .NET Core
6 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (1.05%) LAMP
6 3 (1.05%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (1.05%) Node.js
6 3 (1.05%) OAuth2
6 3 (1.05%) React
6 3 (1.05%) RESTful
6 3 (1.05%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.42%) Management Information System
2 22 (7.72%) Public Cloud
3 20 (7.02%) Private Cloud
4 13 (4.56%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.16%) PKI
6 8 (2.81%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.81%) Replication
6 8 (2.81%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 6 (2.11%) Robotics
9 5 (1.75%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.75%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.75%) User Experience
10 4 (1.40%) Clustering
11 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (1.05%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 212 (74.39%) Windows
2 115 (40.35%) Windows Server
3 60 (21.05%) Windows 10
4 57 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (14.04%) Windows Server 2016
6 37 (12.98%) Linux
7 27 (9.47%) Windows Server 2019
8 24 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (8.07%) Windows 7
10 18 (6.32%) Mac OS
10 18 (6.32%) Unix
11 10 (3.51%) Android
12 5 (1.75%) Solaris
12 5 (1.75%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.40%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.05%) Debian
14 3 (1.05%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.70%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (22.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 48 (16.84%) DevOps
2 48 (16.84%) ITIL
3 36 (12.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 27 (9.47%) Information Security
5 24 (8.42%) Migration
6 22 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (7.02%) High Availability
8 18 (6.32%) Configuration Management
8 18 (6.32%) Server Virtualisation
9 17 (5.96%) TOGAF
10 16 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (5.61%) Deployment Automation
10 16 (5.61%) SIEM
11 15 (5.26%) Infrastructure as Code
11 15 (5.26%) Security Architecture
12 14 (4.91%) Business Continuity
12 14 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
13 13 (4.56%) ITSM
13 13 (4.56%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (34.39%) PowerShell
2 41 (14.39%) SQL
3 27 (9.47%) Python
4 13 (4.56%) Bash Shell
5 12 (4.21%) C#
5 12 (4.21%) JavaScript
6 10 (3.51%) Ruby
7 8 (2.81%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.40%) PHP
8 4 (1.40%) VB
8 4 (1.40%) VBScript
9 3 (1.05%) Java
10 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (11.23%) Degree
3 28 (9.82%) CISSP
4 22 (7.72%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (6.67%) CISM
6 14 (4.91%) MCSE
7 13 (4.56%) CCNA
8 9 (3.16%) CISA
8 9 (3.16%) MCSA
9 7 (2.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 6 (2.11%) CCSP
11 5 (1.75%) CREST Certified
11 5 (1.75%) GCFA
11 5 (1.75%) GCIA
11 5 (1.75%) GCIH
11 5 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.75%) MCP
11 5 (1.75%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.75%) Security Cleared
12 4 (1.40%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.91%) SLA
2 8 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.11%) NIST
3 6 (2.11%) QA
4 5 (1.75%) COBIT
4 5 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 5 (1.75%) GDPR
5 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 61 (21.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (8.07%) Hyper-V
2 23 (8.07%) XenDesktop
3 18 (6.32%) XenApp
4 8 (2.81%) Docker
4 8 (2.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.40%) vSphere
8 3 (1.05%) DFS Replication
8 3 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.05%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.70%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.70%) Firmware
9 2 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 51 (17.89%) SCCM
2 37 (12.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (8.07%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (7.72%) Ansible
5 18 (6.32%) Puppet
6 17 (5.96%) Single Sign-On
6 17 (5.96%) Terraform
7 15 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
8 13 (4.56%) Kubernetes
9 11 (3.86%) SCOM
10 10 (3.51%) Failover Clustering
10 10 (3.51%) WSUS
11 5 (1.75%) CSIRT
11 5 (1.75%) SCOrch
11 5 (1.75%) vCenter Server
12 3 (1.05%) HAProxy
12 3 (1.05%) Kibana
12 3 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (1.05%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 169 (59.30%) Microsoft
2 88 (30.88%) VMware
3 48 (16.84%) Citrix
4 45 (15.79%) Cisco
5 21 (7.37%) Apple
6 18 (6.32%) SolarWinds
7 15 (5.26%) HP
8 11 (3.86%) Veeam
9 8 (2.81%) Bloomberg
9 8 (2.81%) Google
9 8 (2.81%) Oracle
10 7 (2.46%) ServiceNow
10 7 (2.46%) SonicWALL
11 6 (2.11%) Aruba
11 6 (2.11%) Reuters
12 5 (1.75%) Meraki
12 5 (1.75%) NetApp
12 5 (1.75%) Sophos
13 4 (1.40%) Fortinet
13 4 (1.40%) MobileIron