Period
to 25 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 31 34
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 209 731 748
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 5.50% 7.24% 6.75%
As % of the System Software category 27.76% 37.53% 45.92%
Number of salaries quoted 202 684 718
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -4.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £75,000
Central London median annual salary £53,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +19.44% +5.88% -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 the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 753 1,948 1,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.81% 19.28% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 666 1,771 1,508
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £29,000 £29,675
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +12.15%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the City of London

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the City of London.

Salary trend for Active Directory in the City of London

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 City of London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 162 (77.51%) Windows
2 140 (66.99%) Microsoft
3 123 (58.85%) Office 365
4 107 (51.20%) Azure
5 91 (43.54%) Windows Server
6 76 (36.36%) Finance
7 66 (31.58%) VMware
8 60 (28.71%) PowerShell
9 58 (27.75%) Microsoft Office
10 56 (26.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 54 (25.84%) Windows 10
12 46 (22.01%) Windows Server 2012
13 45 (21.53%) Azure Active Directory
14 44 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 44 (21.05%) AWS
15 40 (19.14%) Citrix
16 39 (18.66%) Cisco
17 37 (17.70%) Firewall
18 36 (17.22%) Management Information System
18 36 (17.22%) SCCM
19 35 (16.75%) Microsoft Certification
20 34 (16.27%) DNS
21 33 (15.79%) ITIL
22 32 (15.31%) SQL Server
23 31 (14.83%) SAN
24 29 (13.88%) SQL
25 28 (13.40%) Linux
26 26 (12.44%) DevOps
27 25 (11.96%) Microsoft Intune
28 24 (11.48%) Windows Server 2016

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 23 (11.00%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.66%) MS Exchange
3 13 (6.22%) IIS
4 7 (3.35%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.87%) Confluence
6 4 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.91%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.48%) Apache
8 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 58 (27.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.48%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.48%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.48%) InDesign
3 1 (0.48%) LightWave 3D
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) MODO
3 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.48%) Revit
3 1 (0.48%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 4 (1.91%) FastStats
1 4 (1.91%) Unica
2 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.96%) iTrent
2 2 (0.96%) Northgate Housing
2 2 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.48%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 123 (58.85%) Office 365
2 107 (51.20%) Azure
3 45 (21.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 44 (21.05%) AWS
5 18 (8.61%) IaaS
6 13 (6.22%) PaaS
7 11 (5.26%) OneDrive
8 7 (3.35%) SaaS
9 5 (2.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (2.39%) GCP
10 4 (1.91%) Serverless
11 3 (1.44%) Power Platform
11 3 (1.44%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.96%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.96%) G Suite
12 2 (0.96%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.48%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 37 (17.70%) Firewall
2 34 (16.27%) DNS
3 31 (14.83%) SAN
4 19 (9.09%) DHCP
5 17 (8.13%) VPN
6 15 (7.18%) Network Security
6 15 (7.18%) Skype
7 13 (6.22%) LAN
8 12 (5.74%) WAN
9 10 (4.78%) TCP/IP
9 10 (4.78%) VoIP
10 9 (4.31%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (3.35%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (3.35%) SSL
12 6 (2.87%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (2.87%) Internet
12 6 (2.87%) VLAN
12 6 (2.87%) Wireshark
13 5 (2.39%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (2.39%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.39%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.44%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (4.31%) JIRA
2 5 (2.39%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.44%) GitLab
3 3 (1.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.48%) CircleCI
4 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 76 (36.36%) Finance
2 18 (8.61%) Banking
3 12 (5.74%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.78%) Marketing
6 8 (3.83%) Law
6 8 (3.83%) Public Sector
7 6 (2.87%) Electronics
7 6 (2.87%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.39%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.39%) Front Office
8 5 (2.39%) Legal
9 3 (1.44%) Back Office
10 2 (0.96%) Advertising
10 2 (0.96%) Social Housing
11 1 (0.48%) Games
11 1 (0.48%) International Banking
11 1 (0.48%) Local Government
11 1 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 50 (23.92%) Analyst
2 49 (23.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 31 (14.83%) Desktop Support
3 31 (14.83%) Support Analyst
4 24 (11.48%) Desktop Analyst
4 24 (11.48%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 24 (11.48%) IT Engineer
5 23 (11.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 21 (10.05%) Support Engineer
7 20 (9.57%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (8.61%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 18 (8.61%) Windows Support Analyst
9 17 (8.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
9 17 (8.13%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 17 (8.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 16 (7.66%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
10 16 (7.66%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
10 16 (7.66%) Security Engineer
11 14 (6.70%) IT Support
12 12 (5.74%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.83%) .NET
2 6 (2.87%) LDAP
2 6 (2.87%) YAML
3 5 (2.39%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.91%) SAML
4 4 (1.91%) Web Services
5 3 (1.44%) HTML
5 3 (1.44%) OAuth
5 3 (1.44%) OAuth2
5 3 (1.44%) OpenID
5 3 (1.44%) RESTful
6 2 (0.96%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.48%) Corona SDK
7 1 (0.48%) JSON
7 1 (0.48%) Middleware
7 1 (0.48%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (0.48%) V-Ray
7 1 (0.48%) WSH
7 1 (0.48%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.22%) Management Information System
2 17 (8.13%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.13%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.35%) Cloud Native
4 7 (3.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (3.35%) User Experience
5 6 (2.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 6 (2.87%) Robotics
5 6 (2.87%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.39%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.91%) EFT
7 4 (1.91%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.91%) Replication
8 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.44%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.96%) iPhone
9 2 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 162 (77.51%) Windows
2 91 (43.54%) Windows Server
3 54 (25.84%) Windows 10
4 46 (22.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (13.40%) Linux
6 24 (11.48%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (9.09%) Unix
8 16 (7.66%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (5.26%) Windows 7
9 11 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (3.35%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.87%) Solaris
12 5 (2.39%) Android
13 4 (1.91%) Debian
14 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (15.79%) ITIL
3 26 (12.44%) DevOps
4 22 (10.53%) Information Security
5 21 (10.05%) Cybersecurity
6 18 (8.61%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (7.66%) SIEM
9 14 (6.70%) Security Operations
10 12 (5.74%) Fintech
10 12 (5.74%) Investment Management
10 12 (5.74%) Patch Management
11 11 (5.26%) Identity Management
11 11 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (4.78%) Business Continuity
12 10 (4.78%) Migration
12 10 (4.78%) Presales
12 10 (4.78%) Risk Assessment
13 9 (4.31%) ITSM
13 9 (4.31%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (28.71%) PowerShell
2 29 (13.88%) SQL
3 23 (11.00%) Python
4 6 (2.87%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.91%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.91%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.44%) C
6 3 (1.44%) C#
6 3 (1.44%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.96%) VB
8 1 (0.48%) Java
8 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (16.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (11.00%) Degree
3 18 (8.61%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.78%) CISSP
5 9 (4.31%) MCSA
6 7 (3.35%) CCNP
6 7 (3.35%) CCSP
6 7 (3.35%) CREST Certified
6 7 (3.35%) GCIA
6 7 (3.35%) GCIH
7 6 (2.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 6 (2.87%) CISM
7 6 (2.87%) GCFA
7 6 (2.87%) MCSE
7 6 (2.87%) SANS
8 4 (1.91%) CCNA
9 3 (1.44%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.96%) CEH
10 2 (0.96%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.78%) SLA
2 6 (2.87%) COBIT
2 6 (2.87%) NIST
3 3 (1.44%) GDPR
4 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 16 (7.66%) XenApp
4 10 (4.78%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (4.31%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.91%) vSphere
8 3 (1.44%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.44%) Docker
9 2 (0.96%) Firmware
9 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.96%) Xen
10 1 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.48%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (17.22%) SCCM
2 25 (11.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (7.18%) Ansible
4 11 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (5.26%) WSUS
5 9 (4.31%) Terraform
6 8 (3.83%) Puppet
7 6 (2.87%) CSIRT
7 6 (2.87%) QRadar
8 5 (2.39%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.91%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.91%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.96%) Kibana
10 2 (0.96%) MaaS360
10 2 (0.96%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.48%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.48%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.48%) Graphite
11 1 (0.48%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 140 (66.99%) Microsoft
2 66 (31.58%) VMware
3 40 (19.14%) Citrix
4 39 (18.66%) Cisco
5 13 (6.22%) Palo Alto
6 11 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 11 (5.26%) IBM
7 9 (4.31%) CyberArk
8 8 (3.83%) HP
9 7 (3.35%) Bloomberg
9 7 (3.35%) Splunk
10 6 (2.87%) ArcSight
10 6 (2.87%) BeyondTrust
10 6 (2.87%) Bomgar
10 6 (2.87%) Dell
10 6 (2.87%) LogRhythm
10 6 (2.87%) NetWitness
10 6 (2.87%) Oracle
10 6 (2.87%) Thycotic
10 6 (2.87%) Veeam