Period
to 25 September 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 30 36
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 748 705 739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.75% 6.94% 6.04%
As % of the System Software category 45.92% 47.16% 50.41%
Number of salaries quoted 699 639 668
City of London median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,450 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,250 £68,750
Central London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -4.76%

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 1,629 1,495 1,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.71% 14.71% 11.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,508 1,373 1,344
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £29,675 £29,350 £28,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £78,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +12.15% +7.00% +11.11%

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018. 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 -7 5 £50,000 +56.25%
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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.

1 606 (81.02%) Windows
2 487 (65.11%) Microsoft
3 315 (42.11%) Office 365
4 312 (41.71%) Windows Server
5 273 (36.50%) VMware
6 260 (34.76%) Microsoft Azure
7 251 (33.56%) Finance
8 238 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
9 217 (29.01%) DNS
10 212 (28.34%) MS Exchange
11 202 (27.01%) PowerShell
12 199 (26.60%) ITIL
13 189 (25.27%) Citrix
14 179 (23.93%) Firewall
15 170 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 170 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
16 161 (21.52%) Windows Server 2008
17 159 (21.26%) Windows 7
18 158 (21.12%) Windows 10
19 152 (20.32%) DHCP
20 139 (18.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 118 (15.78%) Linux
22 117 (15.64%) Hyper-V
23 114 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
24 112 (14.97%) SCCM
25 111 (14.84%) Cisco
26 110 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
27 106 (14.17%) TCP/IP
27 106 (14.17%) SQL
28 92 (12.30%) VPN

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
1 212 (28.34%) MS Exchange
2 77 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (9.63%) SharePoint
4 63 (8.42%) Skype for Business
5 58 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (4.95%) IIS
7 12 (1.60%) Apache
8 11 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.94%) CMS
9 7 (0.94%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.67%) JBoss
11 4 (0.53%) nginx
11 4 (0.53%) WordPress
12 3 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.40%) Confluence
12 3 (0.40%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.40%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.40%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 238 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.27%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.13%) Maya
Business Applications
1 10 (1.34%) Infor SunSystems
1 10 (1.34%) ReMetrica
2 7 (0.94%) Eikon
3 6 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.67%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.27%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.13%) Misys Opics
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.13%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 315 (42.11%) Office 365
2 260 (34.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (8.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 38 (5.08%) IaaS
6 30 (4.01%) Mimecast
6 30 (4.01%) PaaS
7 24 (3.21%) SaaS
8 16 (2.14%) OneDrive
9 10 (1.34%) Slack
10 8 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.94%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.80%) G Suite
13 4 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.40%) GitHub
14 3 (0.40%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.27%) SoftLayer
15 2 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 217 (29.01%) DNS
2 179 (23.93%) Firewall
3 152 (20.32%) DHCP
4 106 (14.17%) TCP/IP
5 92 (12.30%) VPN
6 79 (10.56%) SAN
7 76 (10.16%) LAN
7 76 (10.16%) Skype
8 74 (9.89%) WAN
9 35 (4.68%) VLAN
10 31 (4.14%) Wireless
11 27 (3.61%) Unified Communications
12 25 (3.34%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (3.34%) SNMP
13 23 (3.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 23 (3.07%) VoIP
14 22 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 19 (2.54%) Cisco IOS
15 19 (2.54%) Remote Desktop
15 19 (2.54%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 18 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.01%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.47%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.34%) MySQL
8 9 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.67%) Big Data
11 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.40%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.40%) Redis
12 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.27%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (2.67%) Git (software)
1 20 (2.67%) Jenkins
2 18 (2.41%) Visual Studio
3 16 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (2.01%) JIRA
5 13 (1.74%) Subversion
6 12 (1.60%) CruiseControl
6 12 (1.60%) MSBuild
7 4 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.53%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.40%) MSI
8 3 (0.40%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.13%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.13%) NUnit
9 1 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 251 (33.56%) Finance
2 62 (8.29%) Law
3 55 (7.35%) Banking
4 49 (6.55%) Advertising
5 40 (5.35%) Legal
6 28 (3.74%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.20%) Marketing
8 8 (1.07%) Back Office
9 7 (0.94%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.67%) Retail
11 2 (0.27%) Billing
11 2 (0.27%) Games
11 2 (0.27%) Publishing
11 2 (0.27%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (20.99%) Analyst
2 156 (20.86%) Support Engineer
3 104 (13.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 102 (13.64%) IT Support
5 81 (10.83%) IT Engineer
6 76 (10.16%) Desktop Support
7 66 (8.82%) Service Analyst
7 66 (8.82%) Support Analyst
8 52 (6.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 52 (6.95%) IT Support Engineer
8 52 (6.95%) Service Desk Analyst
9 50 (6.68%) Administrator
10 46 (6.15%) Desktop Engineer
11 45 (6.02%) Windows Engineer
12 40 (5.35%) IT Analyst
13 39 (5.21%) Systems Administrator
14 37 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
15 36 (4.81%) Infrastructure Support
16 35 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support
16 35 (4.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.41%) .NET
2 32 (4.28%) Web Services
3 22 (2.94%) 802.1X
4 17 (2.27%) LDAP
5 15 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (1.87%) AngularJS
7 13 (1.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (1.60%) WCF
8 12 (1.60%) WinForms
9 10 (1.34%) X-Windows
10 9 (1.20%) XML
11 8 (1.07%) Elastic Stack
11 8 (1.07%) HTML
11 8 (1.07%) JSON
12 6 (0.80%) Regular Expression
13 4 (0.53%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.53%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.53%) LAMP
14 3 (0.40%) CSS
14 3 (0.40%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.03%) Data Centre
2 46 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (5.48%) Computer Science
4 38 (5.08%) PKI
5 34 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (4.14%) Management Information System
7 27 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
8 26 (3.48%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (2.54%) Enterprise Storage
10 16 (2.14%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.60%) Blackberry
11 12 (1.60%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.60%) Replication
12 11 (1.47%) iPhone
13 9 (1.20%) BYOD
13 9 (1.20%) Clustering
13 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Licensing
13 9 (1.20%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.20%) Smartphone
14 8 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 606 (81.02%) Windows
2 312 (41.71%) Windows Server
3 170 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 161 (21.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 159 (21.26%) Windows 7
6 158 (21.12%) Windows 10
7 118 (15.78%) Linux
8 44 (5.88%) Unix
9 30 (4.01%) Android
10 28 (3.74%) Mac OS
11 24 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (2.94%) Windows 8
13 19 (2.54%) Mac OS X
14 13 (1.74%) VMS
15 12 (1.60%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.94%) CentOS
17 6 (0.80%) Solaris
18 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
19 3 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (26.60%) ITIL
2 139 (18.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 114 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
4 77 (10.29%) Migration
5 65 (8.69%) Project Management
6 64 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (8.42%) DevOps
8 49 (6.55%) Service Management
9 43 (5.75%) Root Cause Analysis
10 42 (5.61%) Mobile Device Management
11 39 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
11 39 (5.21%) Time Management
12 37 (4.95%) Patch Management
13 36 (4.81%) Scrum
14 35 (4.68%) Continuous Improvement
15 30 (4.01%) ITSM
15 30 (4.01%) Mentoring
16 29 (3.88%) Server Virtualisation
17 28 (3.74%) PRINCE2
18 26 (3.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 202 (27.01%) PowerShell
2 106 (14.17%) SQL
3 32 (4.28%) C#
4 28 (3.74%) Python
5 22 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 18 (2.41%) Bash Shell
7 15 (2.01%) C
8 12 (1.60%) Java
9 11 (1.47%) PHP
10 6 (0.80%) Perl
11 5 (0.67%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.67%) VBScript
12 4 (0.53%) C++
12 4 (0.53%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.40%) VBA
13 3 (0.40%) X++
14 2 (0.27%) VB
14 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 83 (11.10%) Degree
2 67 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (6.02%) MCSE
4 40 (5.35%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 31 (4.14%) MCSA
7 26 (3.48%) MCP
8 24 (3.21%) CCNP
9 22 (2.94%) CCIE
10 21 (2.81%) MCITP
11 19 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (2.14%) CCNA
13 14 (1.87%) MCTS
14 10 (1.34%) CISSP
14 10 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (1.07%) A+ Certification
15 8 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (1.07%) MCDST
16 6 (0.80%) AWS Certification
16 6 (0.80%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.61%) SLA
2 18 (2.41%) GDPR
3 6 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.67%) COBIT
4 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.13%) QA
System Software
1 170 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (15.64%) Hyper-V
3 56 (7.49%) XenApp
4 46 (6.15%) XenDesktop
5 39 (5.21%) vSphere
6 35 (4.68%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (3.48%) XenServer
8 25 (3.34%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (1.07%) Docker
11 8 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.80%) LXC
13 6 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.53%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.53%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.53%) KVM
15 3 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 112 (14.97%) SCCM
2 44 (5.88%) SCOM
3 28 (3.74%) WSUS
4 23 (3.07%) Puppet
5 20 (2.67%) Ansible
5 20 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
6 19 (2.54%) Backup Exec
7 16 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.07%) HP Data Protector
8 8 (1.07%) Nagios
9 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.94%) Salt
10 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (0.80%) QRadar
11 5 (0.67%) HP SIM
11 5 (0.67%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.53%) Jamf Pro
12 4 (0.53%) Kubernetes
12 4 (0.53%) OpenVAS
12 4 (0.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 487 (65.11%) Microsoft
2 273 (36.50%) VMware
3 189 (25.27%) Citrix
4 111 (14.84%) Cisco
5 60 (8.02%) Apple
6 40 (5.35%) HP
7 32 (4.28%) CheckPoint
8 29 (3.88%) ServiceNow
9 28 (3.74%) Red Hat
10 27 (3.61%) F5
10 27 (3.61%) Veeam
11 26 (3.48%) Palo Alto
12 25 (3.34%) Dell
13 22 (2.94%) Ivanti
14 21 (2.81%) Oracle
15 17 (2.27%) NetApp
16 16 (2.14%) Avaya
17 15 (2.01%) IBM
17 15 (2.01%) Reuters
18 14 (1.87%) Bloomberg