Period
to 30 November 2021

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 30 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
Central London > City of London
6 months to
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 59 50 40
Rank change year-on-year -9 -10 -7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 294 219 650
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.76% 5.45% 6.58%
As % of the System Software category 26.37% 28.33% 35.68%
Number of salaries quoted 266 190 586
10th Percentile £27,250 £31,250 £23,875
25th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £27,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,750 £55,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.09% +37.50% -11.11%
75th Percentile £66,250 £75,938 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £87,500 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £48,000 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -12.73% +37.50% -5.88%

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 1,115 773 1,822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.06% 19.22% 18.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,042 686 1,667
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £54,250 £51,250 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £74,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.63% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £83,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £92,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

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 30 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 210 (71.43%) Windows
2 158 (53.74%) Microsoft
3 149 (50.68%) Azure
4 148 (50.34%) Microsoft 365
5 100 (34.01%) Windows Server
6 95 (32.31%) PowerShell
7 79 (26.87%) VMware
8 77 (26.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 71 (24.15%) Finance
10 68 (23.13%) Social Skills
11 67 (22.79%) Windows 10
12 63 (21.43%) DNS
13 59 (20.07%) Citrix
14 58 (19.73%) Microsoft Office
15 55 (18.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 53 (18.03%) SQL
17 52 (17.69%) Firewall
18 51 (17.35%) DHCP
18 51 (17.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 49 (16.67%) ITIL
20 48 (16.33%) SCCM
21 46 (15.65%) DevOps
22 41 (13.95%) MS Exchange
23 40 (13.61%) Cybersecurity
24 39 (13.27%) Linux
25 38 (12.93%) Windows Server 2016
26 36 (12.24%) AWS
27 32 (10.88%) HP
28 31 (10.54%) SQL Server
28 31 (10.54%) Windows Server 2019

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 41 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.84%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.06%) IIS
4 7 (2.38%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.68%) CMS
7 2 (0.68%) Confluence
7 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.68%) SAS
7 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.34%) JBoss
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 58 (19.73%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Relativity
2 2 (0.68%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.68%) FastStats
2 2 (0.68%) Unica
3 1 (0.34%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 149 (50.68%) Azure
2 148 (50.34%) Microsoft 365
3 77 (26.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 36 (12.24%) AWS
5 30 (10.20%) IaaS
6 21 (7.14%) SaaS
7 20 (6.80%) Power Platform
8 18 (6.12%) Serverless
9 17 (5.78%) PaaS
10 13 (4.42%) Amazon ECS
10 13 (4.42%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (4.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (4.08%) Azure Logic Apps
12 11 (3.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (3.74%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (2.72%) Google Workspace
14 7 (2.38%) OneDrive
15 6 (2.04%) Mimecast
16 5 (1.70%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 63 (21.43%) DNS
2 52 (17.69%) Firewall
3 51 (17.35%) DHCP
4 27 (9.18%) VPN
5 21 (7.14%) LAN
6 17 (5.78%) TCP/IP
6 17 (5.78%) Wireless
7 16 (5.44%) WAN
8 15 (5.10%) Network Security
9 12 (4.08%) SAN
10 10 (3.40%) VoIP
11 8 (2.72%) VLAN
12 6 (2.04%) Skype
12 6 (2.04%) WebEx
12 6 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.70%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (1.70%) SMTP
14 4 (1.36%) NetScaler
14 4 (1.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.10%) Power BI
3 8 (2.72%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (1.70%) SQL Server 2019
5 4 (1.36%) MySQL
5 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.02%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.68%) Metadata
7 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (3.40%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.02%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.02%) JIRA
3 2 (0.68%) NUnit
3 2 (0.68%) Subversion
3 2 (0.68%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.34%) AutoIt
4 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 71 (24.15%) Finance
2 68 (23.13%) Social Skills
3 26 (8.84%) Law
4 20 (6.80%) Legal
5 15 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (4.76%) Banking
7 11 (3.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (2.72%) Financial Institution
8 8 (2.72%) Organisational Skills
8 8 (2.72%) Public Sector
8 8 (2.72%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.70%) Front Office
9 5 (1.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 4 (1.36%) Back Office
11 3 (1.02%) Advertising
11 3 (1.02%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.02%) Marketing
11 3 (1.02%) Presentation Skills
11 3 (1.02%) Retail
12 2 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 58 (19.73%) Analyst
2 46 (15.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 44 (14.97%) IT Support
4 32 (10.88%) Support Engineer
5 27 (9.18%) IT Engineer
6 25 (8.50%) Support Analyst
7 24 (8.16%) Azure Engineer
8 22 (7.48%) IT Analyst
8 22 (7.48%) Service Analyst
9 21 (7.14%) Desktop Support
9 21 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
10 18 (6.12%) Developer
10 18 (6.12%) IT Support Engineer
11 17 (5.78%) 2nd Line Support
12 16 (5.44%) Cloud Engineer
12 16 (5.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (4.42%) Applications Engineer
13 13 (4.42%) Operations Engineer
13 13 (4.42%) Security Engineer
14 12 (4.08%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.16%) JSON
2 17 (5.78%) .NET
3 6 (2.04%) ARM Templates
3 6 (2.04%) HTML
4 5 (1.70%) CSS
4 5 (1.70%) HTML5
4 5 (1.70%) SailPoint
5 4 (1.36%) SAML
6 3 (1.02%) React
6 3 (1.02%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.68%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.68%) jQuery
7 2 (0.68%) OAuth
7 2 (0.68%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (0.68%) Web Services
7 2 (0.68%) XML
8 1 (0.34%) ADO
8 1 (0.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.78%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (3.74%) Enterprise Cloud
4 11 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.06%) Hedge funds
5 9 (3.06%) Replication
6 8 (2.72%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.38%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.38%) Clustering
8 5 (1.70%) iPad
8 5 (1.70%) User Experience
9 4 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.36%) PKI
9 4 (1.36%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.36%) Tandem
10 3 (1.02%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 210 (71.43%) Windows
2 100 (34.01%) Windows Server
3 67 (22.79%) Windows 10
4 39 (13.27%) Linux
5 38 (12.93%) Windows Server 2016
6 31 (10.54%) Windows Server 2019
7 26 (8.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (5.78%) Apple iOS
9 16 (5.44%) Unix
10 14 (4.76%) Android
11 11 (3.74%) Windows 7
12 9 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (1.70%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.36%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.02%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.68%) VMS
16 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 49 (16.67%) ITIL
3 46 (15.65%) DevOps
4 40 (13.61%) Cybersecurity
5 30 (10.20%) Information Security
6 28 (9.52%) Migration
7 27 (9.18%) ITSM
8 25 (8.50%) Service Delivery
9 24 (8.16%) Server Management
10 21 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (6.80%) Infrastructure as Code
12 19 (6.46%) Service Management
13 18 (6.12%) Vulnerability Management
14 17 (5.78%) Data Protection
14 17 (5.78%) Project Delivery
15 16 (5.44%) CRM
16 15 (5.10%) Configuration Management
16 15 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (5.10%) Proactive Monitoring
17 14 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (32.31%) PowerShell
2 53 (18.03%) SQL
3 21 (7.14%) Python
4 20 (6.80%) C#
5 8 (2.72%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.72%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.04%) Perl
7 3 (1.02%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.68%) R
8 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.68%) VBScript
9 1 (0.34%) C
9 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (5.44%) Degree
3 14 (4.76%) MCSE
4 8 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.38%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.04%) CCNA
7 5 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.36%) MCSA
9 3 (1.02%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.02%) MCP
10 2 (0.68%) CCNP
10 2 (0.68%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.68%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.68%) MCDST
10 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.34%) LPIC
11 1 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.46%) SLA
2 12 (4.08%) GDPR
3 9 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.68%) ISO 31000
5 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.68%) NCSC
5 2 (0.68%) NIST
5 2 (0.68%) QA
6 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 55 (18.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (8.84%) Hyper-V
3 22 (7.48%) XenApp
4 21 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (6.12%) vSphere
6 13 (4.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (2.72%) XenDesktop
9 7 (2.38%) Docker
10 4 (1.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.68%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.34%) Firmware
12 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.34%) KVM
12 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 48 (16.33%) SCCM
2 25 (8.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (7.82%) Terraform
4 18 (6.12%) SCOM
5 11 (3.74%) EdgeSight
5 11 (3.74%) Kubernetes
5 11 (3.74%) Nagios
5 11 (3.74%) SCOrch
5 11 (3.74%) SCVMM
6 9 (3.06%) NetBackup
7 6 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (2.04%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 5 (1.70%) Ansible
9 4 (1.36%) CASB
9 4 (1.36%) OfficeScan
9 4 (1.36%) Rundeck
9 4 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.36%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 158 (53.74%) Microsoft
2 79 (26.87%) VMware
3 59 (20.07%) Citrix
4 32 (10.88%) HP
5 27 (9.18%) Cisco
6 18 (6.12%) Dell
7 16 (5.44%) ServiceNow
8 14 (4.76%) Apple
9 12 (4.08%) Google
10 11 (3.74%) CheckPoint
11 10 (3.40%) EMC
12 9 (3.06%) CyberArk
12 9 (3.06%) Splunk
13 8 (2.72%) Sophos
13 8 (2.72%) Tripwire
13 8 (2.72%) Veritas
14 7 (2.38%) McAfee
14 7 (2.38%) Nimble Storage
15 6 (2.04%) Bloomberg
15 6 (2.04%) IBM