Period
to 5 March 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 5 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
Central London > City of London
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 60 36 33
Rank change year-on-year -24 -3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 216 568 747
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.56% 6.26% 7.13%
As % of the System Software category 23.18% 36.29% 41.29%
Number of salaries quoted 201 520 696
Median annual salary £57,500 £40,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.75% -13.51% -2.63%
10th Percentile £35,000 £24,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £77,500 £82,500
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +46.67% -16.67% -5.26%

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 932 1,565 1,809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.68% 17.26% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 822 1,394 1,643
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £45,000 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +9.09%

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 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 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
London Bridge +17 3 £45,000 +100.00%
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 147 (68.06%) Azure
2 144 (66.67%) Windows
3 121 (56.02%) Microsoft 365
4 120 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 82 (37.96%) PowerShell
6 81 (37.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 68 (31.48%) Windows Server
8 65 (30.09%) VMware
9 62 (28.70%) Finance
10 51 (23.61%) SCCM
11 48 (22.22%) AWS
11 48 (22.22%) Citrix
12 42 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 41 (18.98%) DevOps
13 41 (18.98%) VMware Infrastructure
13 41 (18.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 40 (18.52%) Windows Server 2016
15 37 (17.13%) Windows 10
15 37 (17.13%) Cisco
16 35 (16.20%) Microsoft Office
16 35 (16.20%) Microsoft Intune
17 34 (15.74%) DNS
17 34 (15.74%) Firewall
18 33 (15.28%) SharePoint
18 33 (15.28%) ITIL
19 32 (14.81%) SQL
20 31 (14.35%) Linux
20 31 (14.35%) DHCP
20 31 (14.35%) CISSP
21 29 (13.43%) SaaS

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 33 (15.28%) SharePoint
2 19 (8.80%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.56%) IIS
4 10 (4.63%) Confluence
5 6 (2.78%) Apache
6 3 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.39%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.39%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.46%) CMS
8 1 (0.46%) JBoss
8 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 35 (16.20%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.39%) Eikon
1 3 (1.39%) iTrent
1 3 (1.39%) Northgate Housing
1 3 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.93%) Relativity
3 1 (0.46%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.46%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 147 (68.06%) Azure
2 121 (56.02%) Microsoft 365
3 81 (37.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 48 (22.22%) AWS
5 29 (13.43%) SaaS
6 23 (10.65%) IaaS
7 20 (9.26%) PaaS
8 13 (6.02%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (5.09%) Mimecast
10 9 (4.17%) Serverless
11 8 (3.70%) Power Platform
12 7 (3.24%) OneDrive
13 6 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (2.78%) Amazon S3
13 6 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (2.78%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (2.78%) Azure Functions
14 5 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (2.31%) GCP
14 5 (2.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.74%) DNS
1 34 (15.74%) Firewall
2 31 (14.35%) DHCP
3 21 (9.72%) VPN
4 19 (8.80%) LAN
4 19 (8.80%) WAN
5 17 (7.87%) SAN
6 16 (7.41%) Network Security
7 14 (6.48%) TCP/IP
8 11 (5.09%) VoIP
9 8 (3.70%) NetScaler
10 5 (2.31%) iSCSI
10 5 (2.31%) MPLS
11 4 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (1.85%) HTTP
11 4 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (1.85%) NAS
11 4 (1.85%) Skype
11 4 (1.85%) SSL
12 3 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.02%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.24%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
6 6 (2.78%) Power BI
7 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (2.31%) SQL Server 2019
7 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.85%) MySQL
8 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.39%) Redis
10 2 (0.93%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2017
11 1 (0.46%) Ingres
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (8.33%) JIRA
2 13 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.78%) TeamCity
4 5 (2.31%) GitLab
4 5 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.93%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.46%) Chocolatey
6 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 62 (28.70%) Finance
2 22 (10.19%) Law
3 8 (3.70%) Legal
4 6 (2.78%) Banking
5 5 (2.31%) Advertising
5 5 (2.31%) Front Office
6 3 (1.39%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.39%) Publishing
6 3 (1.39%) Social Housing
7 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.93%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.46%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (19.91%) Architect
2 34 (15.74%) Analyst
3 29 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (10.19%) IT Architect
5 20 (9.26%) Support Engineer
6 19 (8.80%) Azure Architect
6 19 (8.80%) IT Security Architect
6 19 (8.80%) Security Architect
7 15 (6.94%) Azure Engineer
7 15 (6.94%) IT Engineer
8 14 (6.48%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (6.48%) Support Analyst
9 13 (6.02%) Infrastructure Architect
10 12 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (5.09%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (5.09%) VMware Engineer
12 10 (4.63%) IT Support
13 9 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
14 8 (3.70%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.33%) OAuth
2 16 (7.41%) Web Services
3 7 (3.24%) SAML
4 5 (2.31%) OpenID
4 5 (2.31%) XML
5 3 (1.39%) LAMP
5 3 (1.39%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (1.39%) LDAP
5 3 (1.39%) Node.js
5 3 (1.39%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.93%) .NET
6 2 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.93%) HTML
6 2 (0.93%) OAuth2
6 2 (0.93%) RESTful
6 2 (0.93%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.93%) YAML
7 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.46%) jQuery
7 1 (0.46%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.41%) Public Cloud
2 12 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.17%) PKI
4 8 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.70%) Replication
4 8 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.31%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.31%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.31%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.85%) Clustering
7 4 (1.85%) User Experience
8 3 (1.39%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (1.39%) Reinsurance
8 3 (1.39%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.93%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.93%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.93%) iPhone
9 2 (0.93%) Robotics
9 2 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 144 (66.67%) Windows
2 68 (31.48%) Windows Server
3 42 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (18.52%) Windows Server 2016
5 37 (17.13%) Windows 10
6 31 (14.35%) Linux
7 29 (13.43%) Windows Server 2019
8 25 (11.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (7.41%) Windows 7
10 11 (5.09%) Mac OS
11 10 (4.63%) Unix
12 9 (4.17%) Android
13 4 (1.85%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.85%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.39%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.93%) Solaris
15 2 (0.93%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.46%) VMS
16 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.98%) DevOps
1 41 (18.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (15.28%) ITIL
3 26 (12.04%) Migration
4 22 (10.19%) Information Security
5 19 (8.80%) Configuration Management
5 19 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (8.80%) SIEM
6 18 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (7.87%) TOGAF
8 16 (7.41%) Cryptography
8 16 (7.41%) High Availability
8 16 (7.41%) Load Balancing
8 16 (7.41%) Security Architecture
9 14 (6.48%) Security Management
10 13 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (6.02%) Deployment Automation
11 12 (5.56%) Infrastructure as Code
12 11 (5.09%) Business Continuity
12 11 (5.09%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 82 (37.96%) PowerShell
2 32 (14.81%) SQL
3 16 (7.41%) Python
4 12 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 10 (4.63%) Ruby
6 8 (3.70%) C#
6 8 (3.70%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.24%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.85%) PHP
8 4 (1.85%) VB
8 4 (1.85%) VBScript
9 3 (1.39%) Java
10 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (14.35%) CISSP
2 25 (11.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (10.19%) CISM
4 17 (7.87%) Degree
5 15 (6.94%) CISA
6 12 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (4.63%) MCSE
8 8 (3.70%) CCNA
8 8 (3.70%) MCSA
9 5 (2.31%) AWS Certification
9 5 (2.31%) GSEC
10 4 (1.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 4 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.39%) CCNP
11 3 (1.39%) CCSP
11 3 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.39%) Linux+ Certification
12 2 (0.93%) GCIH
12 2 (0.93%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.17%) SLA
3 6 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 6 (2.78%) QA
4 4 (1.85%) GDPR
5 3 (1.39%) NIST
6 2 (0.93%) COBIT
6 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.46%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 41 (18.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (10.65%) XenDesktop
3 15 (6.94%) Hyper-V
3 15 (6.94%) XenApp
4 11 (5.09%) Docker
5 7 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.85%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.39%) Firmware
8 3 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.93%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.93%) vSphere
10 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.46%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 51 (23.61%) SCCM
2 35 (16.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (7.87%) Ansible
3 17 (7.87%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (7.41%) Kubernetes
5 14 (6.48%) Single Sign-On
6 13 (6.02%) Terraform
7 12 (5.56%) SCOM
8 11 (5.09%) Puppet
9 10 (4.63%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (3.24%) WSUS
11 6 (2.78%) vCenter Server
12 5 (2.31%) SCOrch
13 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (1.85%) SCDPM
14 3 (1.39%) HAProxy
14 3 (1.39%) Kibana
14 3 (1.39%) SCVMM
15 2 (0.93%) CSIRT
16 1 (0.46%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 120 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 65 (30.09%) VMware
3 48 (22.22%) Citrix
4 37 (17.13%) Cisco
5 17 (7.87%) SolarWinds
6 12 (5.56%) Apple
6 12 (5.56%) HP
7 8 (3.70%) Aruba
7 8 (3.70%) ServiceNow
7 8 (3.70%) Veeam
8 7 (3.24%) Bloomberg
8 7 (3.24%) Oracle
9 6 (2.78%) iManage
9 6 (2.78%) Reuters
9 6 (2.78%) SonicWALL
10 5 (2.31%) Google
10 5 (2.31%) MobileIron
10 5 (2.31%) NetApp
10 5 (2.31%) Snow
11 4 (1.85%) CheckPoint