Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 31 34
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 +6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 575 742 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.30% 7.18% 6.66%
As % of the System Software category 36.44% 42.09% 46.88%
Number of salaries quoted 501 674 653
City of London median annual salary £40,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% -3.16% +11.76%
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,250 £27,550
90th Percentile £72,500 £82,500 £73,750
Central London median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -16.67% -5.26% +14.46%

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 1,578 1,763 1,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.29% 17.05% 14.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,383 1,589 1,399
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £27,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £97,250 £95,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £64,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +9.09% +10.00%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the City of London

Active Directory
Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 18 February 2020. 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
London Bridge -12 3 £22,500 -55.00%
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 482 (83.83%) Windows
2 355 (61.74%) Microsoft
3 343 (59.65%) Office 365
4 238 (41.39%) Windows Server
5 205 (35.65%) Windows 10
6 185 (32.17%) Azure
6 185 (32.17%) VMware
7 162 (28.17%) Finance
8 150 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
9 141 (24.52%) Windows 7
10 127 (22.09%) MS Exchange
11 126 (21.91%) DNS
12 124 (21.57%) PowerShell
13 118 (20.52%) ITIL
14 117 (20.35%) Citrix
15 112 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
16 95 (16.52%) DHCP
17 91 (15.83%) SCCM
17 91 (15.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 89 (15.48%) Microsoft Certification
19 88 (15.30%) Windows Server 2012
20 85 (14.78%) SLA
21 78 (13.57%) Azure Active Directory
22 74 (12.87%) SharePoint
23 71 (12.35%) TCP/IP
24 70 (12.17%) Hyper-V
25 69 (12.00%) LAN
26 68 (11.83%) Firewall
27 63 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
28 61 (10.61%) Cisco

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
1 127 (22.09%) MS Exchange
2 74 (12.87%) SharePoint
3 31 (5.39%) Skype for Business
4 25 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (2.61%) IIS
7 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.52%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.52%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.35%) Confluence
11 1 (0.17%) Apache
11 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 150 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (6.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.87%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.52%) InDesign
6 3 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.87%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.17%) Eikon
2 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 343 (59.65%) Office 365
2 185 (32.17%) Azure
3 78 (13.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 40 (6.96%) AWS
5 12 (2.09%) PaaS
5 12 (2.09%) SaaS
6 11 (1.91%) IaaS
7 10 (1.74%) Mimecast
8 8 (1.39%) OneDrive
9 7 (1.22%) G Suite
9 7 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.52%) Datadog
10 3 (0.52%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.52%) WhatsApp
11 2 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.35%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.35%) Serverless
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 126 (21.91%) DNS
2 95 (16.52%) DHCP
3 71 (12.35%) TCP/IP
4 69 (12.00%) LAN
5 68 (11.83%) Firewall
6 57 (9.91%) WAN
7 48 (8.35%) VPN
8 46 (8.00%) Wireless
9 42 (7.30%) VoIP
10 40 (6.96%) SAN
11 35 (6.09%) Skype
12 29 (5.04%) Remote Desktop
13 19 (3.30%) NAS
13 19 (3.30%) VLAN
14 18 (3.13%) Internet
15 11 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (1.74%) NetScaler
17 8 (1.39%) SSL
18 7 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
18 7 (1.22%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.87%) Big Data
2 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2017
2 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (0.70%) NoSQL
3 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.52%) MySQL
5 2 (0.35%) Redis
6 1 (0.17%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.17%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.17%) Power BI
6 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (1.22%) JIRA
2 3 (0.52%) MSI
2 3 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.17%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 162 (28.17%) Finance
2 32 (5.57%) Banking
3 30 (5.22%) Law
4 14 (2.43%) Marketing
5 12 (2.09%) Legal
6 11 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.39%) French Language
8 7 (1.22%) Advertising
8 7 (1.22%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.87%) Front Office
10 4 (0.70%) Electronics
10 4 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.70%) Retail
11 3 (0.52%) Back Office
11 3 (0.52%) Public Sector
12 2 (0.35%) Games
12 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.17%) Housing Association
13 1 (0.17%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 152 (26.43%) Analyst
2 122 (21.22%) IT Support
3 101 (17.57%) Support Analyst
3 101 (17.57%) Support Engineer
4 68 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 68 (11.83%) IT Analyst
5 63 (10.96%) IT Engineer
6 60 (10.43%) IT Support Analyst
7 59 (10.26%) Desktop Support
8 55 (9.57%) 2nd Line Support
9 51 (8.87%) Service Analyst
10 45 (7.83%) IT Support Engineer
10 45 (7.83%) Service Desk Analyst
11 40 (6.96%) Architect
12 31 (5.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 29 (5.04%) Active Directory Support
14 27 (4.70%) Service Desk Support
15 26 (4.52%) Active Directory Analyst
16 25 (4.35%) Active Directory Support Analyst
16 25 (4.35%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.74%) LDAP
2 8 (1.39%) .NET
3 7 (1.22%) COM
4 4 (0.70%) Kafka
5 3 (0.52%) OAuth
6 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.35%) OpenID
6 2 (0.35%) REST
6 2 (0.35%) SAML
6 2 (0.35%) SOAP
6 2 (0.35%) Web Services
7 1 (0.17%) Cocoa
7 1 (0.17%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.17%) RESTful
7 1 (0.17%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.22%) Management Information System
2 29 (5.04%) Blackberry
2 29 (5.04%) Video Conferencing
3 28 (4.87%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (4.70%) iPhone
5 24 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 23 (4.00%) Data Centre
7 22 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (2.96%) Clustering
9 12 (2.09%) iPad
10 11 (1.91%) Replication
11 10 (1.74%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.74%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.74%) Smartphone
12 8 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (1.22%) Mobile Computing
13 7 (1.22%) User Experience
14 6 (1.04%) Client/Server
14 6 (1.04%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.87%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 482 (83.83%) Windows
2 238 (41.39%) Windows Server
3 205 (35.65%) Windows 10
4 141 (24.52%) Windows 7
5 88 (15.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 63 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (9.91%) Android
8 35 (6.09%) Linux
9 34 (5.91%) Apple iOS
10 27 (4.70%) Mac OS X
11 20 (3.48%) Mac OS
11 20 (3.48%) Unix
12 17 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (2.26%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.39%) Solaris
15 7 (1.22%) Windows Vista
16 6 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.52%) VMS
18 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (20.52%) ITIL
2 91 (15.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 53 (9.22%) Migration
4 52 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (5.57%) Line Management
6 28 (4.87%) ITSM
7 26 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (4.52%) Fintech
7 26 (4.52%) Mobile Device Management
7 26 (4.52%) Service Delivery
8 25 (4.35%) Information Security
8 25 (4.35%) ITIL V3
8 25 (4.35%) Presales
8 25 (4.35%) Service Management
9 22 (3.83%) Asset Management
9 22 (3.83%) Customer Requirements
10 20 (3.48%) Root Cause Analysis
11 19 (3.30%) Change Management
11 19 (3.30%) CRM
11 19 (3.30%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (21.57%) PowerShell
2 48 (8.35%) SQL
3 18 (3.13%) Python
4 15 (2.61%) Bash Shell
5 7 (1.22%) C
6 5 (0.87%) Ruby
7 4 (0.70%) VB
8 3 (0.52%) C#
8 3 (0.52%) VBScript
9 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 89 (15.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (9.22%) MCSA
3 51 (8.87%) Degree
4 24 (4.17%) MCSE
5 22 (3.83%) MCP
6 16 (2.78%) MCITP
7 14 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.91%) CCNA
9 8 (1.39%) Security Cleared
10 7 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.04%) CCNP
11 6 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.87%) CISSP
12 5 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.87%) MCTS
13 4 (0.70%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (0.70%) RHCE
13 4 (0.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (14.78%) SLA
2 11 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.35%) GDPR
4 2 (0.35%) NIST
4 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 112 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (12.17%) Hyper-V
3 37 (6.43%) XenDesktop
4 36 (6.26%) XenApp
5 32 (5.57%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.78%) vSphere
7 13 (2.26%) Firmware
8 10 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.70%) NFS
11 4 (0.70%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.52%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.52%) Docker
13 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.17%) Snort
13 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 91 (15.83%) SCCM
2 30 (5.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (2.78%) SCOM
3 16 (2.78%) vCenter Server
4 15 (2.61%) Ansible
5 12 (2.09%) Terraform
6 8 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.22%) Backup Exec
7 7 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
7 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (1.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.04%) Puppet
8 6 (1.04%) WSUS
8 6 (1.04%) XenMobile
9 5 (0.87%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.87%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.70%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.52%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 355 (61.74%) Microsoft
2 185 (32.17%) VMware
3 117 (20.35%) Citrix
4 61 (10.61%) Cisco
5 28 (4.87%) HP
6 22 (3.83%) ServiceNow
7 19 (3.30%) Veeam
8 17 (2.96%) ShoreTel
9 15 (2.61%) Palo Alto
10 14 (2.43%) Apple
10 14 (2.43%) Ivanti
10 14 (2.43%) Sophos
11 13 (2.26%) Symantec
12 12 (2.09%) CheckPoint
12 12 (2.09%) Dell
12 12 (2.09%) Mitel
13 11 (1.91%) SolarWinds
13 11 (1.91%) Splunk
14 10 (1.74%) McAfee
14 10 (1.74%) NetApp