Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 38 31
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7 -9
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 706 589 869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 6.62% 5.68% 6.22%
As % of the System Software category 46.69% 47.65% 55.71%
Number of salaries quoted 653 539 777
City of London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
10th Percentile £27,550 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £74,750 £72,500 £62,500
Central London median annual salary £47,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.46% +3.75% -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 1,512 1,236 1,560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.18% 11.92% 11.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,404 1,126 1,355
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £76,250
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +3.26%

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 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 526 (74.50%) Windows
2 407 (57.65%) Microsoft
3 305 (43.20%) VMware
4 284 (40.23%) Windows Server
5 262 (37.11%) Office 365
6 211 (29.89%) Finance
7 195 (27.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 194 (27.48%) Citrix
9 186 (26.35%) ITIL
9 186 (26.35%) Microsoft Azure
10 185 (26.20%) MS Exchange
11 158 (22.38%) Microsoft Office
12 143 (20.25%) PowerShell
13 135 (19.12%) DNS
14 131 (18.56%) SCCM
15 128 (18.13%) Windows 7
16 127 (17.99%) Firewall
17 117 (16.57%) SQL Server
18 114 (16.15%) Cisco
19 113 (16.01%) Windows 10
20 104 (14.73%) DHCP
21 103 (14.59%) Microsoft Certification
22 97 (13.74%) SAN
22 97 (13.74%) Hyper-V
22 97 (13.74%) Windows Server 2008
23 91 (12.89%) Windows Server 2012
24 87 (12.32%) SQL
25 86 (12.18%) WAN
26 85 (12.04%) TCP/IP
27 84 (11.90%) Service Delivery

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
1 185 (26.20%) MS Exchange
2 73 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
2 73 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 57 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 37 (5.24%) IIS
5 33 (4.67%) Skype for Business
6 21 (2.97%) Confluence
7 15 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.71%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.57%) LiveLink
14 3 (0.42%) CMS
14 3 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
16 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
16 1 (0.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 158 (22.38%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.42%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.28%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.14%) Eikon
4 1 (0.14%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 262 (37.11%) Office 365
2 186 (26.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (8.92%) IaaS
5 57 (8.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 49 (6.94%) PaaS
7 17 (2.41%) Mimecast
8 16 (2.27%) OneDrive
8 16 (2.27%) SaaS
9 15 (2.12%) Serverless
10 12 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.99%) GitHub
12 6 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.85%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.71%) CloudFront
13 5 (0.71%) G Suite
14 4 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.28%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 135 (19.12%) DNS
2 127 (17.99%) Firewall
3 104 (14.73%) DHCP
4 97 (13.74%) SAN
5 86 (12.18%) WAN
6 85 (12.04%) TCP/IP
7 81 (11.47%) LAN
8 72 (10.20%) VPN
9 46 (6.52%) VoIP
10 35 (4.96%) Skype
11 31 (4.39%) Wireless
12 24 (3.40%) VLAN
13 22 (3.12%) Internet
14 21 (2.97%) SSL
15 18 (2.55%) IP Telephony
15 18 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (2.27%) DMZ
16 16 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
17 14 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (1.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (16.57%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.12%) MySQL
2 15 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.57%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.14%) Big Data
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.14%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 32 (4.53%) Git (software)
2 26 (3.68%) JIRA
3 22 (3.12%) Visual Studio
4 20 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
5 17 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.42%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.85%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.57%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.57%) MSI
11 3 (0.42%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.28%) Metasploit
12 2 (0.28%) NuGet
13 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
13 1 (0.14%) WiX
General
1 211 (29.89%) Finance
2 55 (7.79%) Legal
3 52 (7.37%) Law
4 33 (4.67%) Banking
5 31 (4.39%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.27%) Advertising
7 14 (1.98%) Retail
8 11 (1.56%) Publishing
9 10 (1.42%) Back Office
10 6 (0.85%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.57%) Dutch Language
11 4 (0.57%) French Language
11 4 (0.57%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.42%) Billing
12 3 (0.42%) Games
12 3 (0.42%) Marketing
13 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.14%) Front Office
14 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (19.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 123 (17.42%) Analyst
3 110 (15.58%) Support Engineer
4 89 (12.61%) Desktop Support
5 69 (9.77%) Support Analyst
6 59 (8.36%) Windows Engineer
7 53 (7.51%) Architect
8 52 (7.37%) IT Support
9 50 (7.08%) 2nd Line Support
10 49 (6.94%) Desktop Engineer
11 48 (6.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 43 (6.09%) Service Analyst
13 39 (5.52%) Azure Engineer
14 38 (5.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 37 (5.24%) Service Desk Analyst
16 33 (4.67%) Consultant
16 33 (4.67%) IT Analyst
17 32 (4.53%) IT Engineer
18 31 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 31 (4.39%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (6.80%) .NET
2 21 (2.97%) Web Services
3 17 (2.41%) HTML
4 16 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (1.84%) ASP.NET
5 13 (1.84%) CSS
6 12 (1.70%) LDAP
6 12 (1.70%) XML
7 11 (1.56%) Software Packaging
8 8 (1.13%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (0.99%) Entity Framework
9 7 (0.99%) SAML
10 6 (0.85%) AngularJS
10 6 (0.85%) OAuth
10 6 (0.85%) WCF
11 5 (0.71%) HTML5
11 5 (0.71%) LAMP
11 5 (0.71%) OpenID
11 5 (0.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.92%) Data Centre
2 43 (6.09%) Blackberry
3 26 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.97%) Public Cloud
5 21 (2.97%) Replication
6 20 (2.83%) Smartphone
7 18 (2.55%) iPhone
8 15 (2.12%) Clustering
9 14 (1.98%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.98%) Driving Licence
10 13 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (1.56%) EMC VMAX
11 11 (1.56%) STB
11 11 (1.56%) User Experience
12 10 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
13 9 (1.27%) Hedge funds
14 8 (1.13%) Fat Client
14 8 (1.13%) Thin Client
15 7 (0.99%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 526 (74.50%) Windows
2 284 (40.23%) Windows Server
3 128 (18.13%) Windows 7
4 113 (16.01%) Windows 10
5 97 (13.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (12.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (9.07%) Linux
8 26 (3.68%) Mac OS X
9 25 (3.54%) Android
10 21 (2.97%) Unix
10 21 (2.97%) Windows 8
11 19 (2.69%) Mac OS
11 19 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (1.42%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.27%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.13%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.99%) CentOS
16 2 (0.28%) Solaris
17 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (26.35%) ITIL
2 84 (11.90%) Service Delivery
3 73 (10.34%) Migration
4 42 (5.95%) Incident Management
5 40 (5.67%) DevOps
6 37 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 34 (4.82%) Mobile Device Management
9 31 (4.39%) CRM
9 31 (4.39%) Patch Management
9 31 (4.39%) Project Management
9 31 (4.39%) Service Management
10 30 (4.25%) ITSM
11 29 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (3.97%) Presales
13 26 (3.68%) Capacity Management
14 24 (3.40%) IT Strategy
15 23 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
16 22 (3.12%) Continuous Delivery
16 22 (3.12%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 143 (20.25%) PowerShell
2 87 (12.32%) SQL
3 30 (4.25%) Java
4 25 (3.54%) T-SQL
5 24 (3.40%) C#
6 20 (2.83%) JavaScript
7 13 (1.84%) VBScript
8 10 (1.42%) Python
9 9 (1.27%) Bash Shell
10 7 (0.99%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.85%) Perl
11 6 (0.85%) VBA
12 3 (0.42%) VB
13 2 (0.28%) C
13 2 (0.28%) PHP
13 2 (0.28%) Ruby
14 1 (0.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 103 (14.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (7.93%) MCSE
3 55 (7.79%) Degree
4 34 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (3.40%) CCNA
6 23 (3.26%) MCSA
7 19 (2.69%) MCP
8 18 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.42%) CISSP
11 8 (1.13%) CCNP
12 7 (0.99%) CISM
12 7 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (0.85%) CISA
13 6 (0.85%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.85%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.85%) PMP
14 5 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.52%) SLA
2 12 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.13%) QA
4 6 (0.85%) GDPR
5 4 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.28%) FISMA
7 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) MiFID
8 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 195 (27.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (13.74%) Hyper-V
3 80 (11.33%) XenApp
4 57 (8.07%) XenDesktop
5 47 (6.66%) VMware ESXi
6 38 (5.38%) vSphere
7 34 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 24 (3.40%) Docker
8 24 (3.40%) XenServer
9 19 (2.69%) BitLocker
10 13 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (1.70%) DFS Replication
11 12 (1.70%) VMware Workstation
12 11 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (1.13%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.99%) Xen
16 4 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 4 (0.57%) KVM
16 4 (0.57%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 131 (18.56%) SCCM
2 53 (7.51%) SCOM
3 29 (4.11%) Puppet
4 22 (3.12%) WSUS
5 18 (2.55%) Backup Exec
5 18 (2.55%) SCOrch
6 15 (2.12%) HP Data Protector
7 14 (1.98%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (1.84%) NetBackup
9 12 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
10 11 (1.56%) SCVMM
11 10 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
11 10 (1.42%) vCenter Server
11 10 (1.42%) XenMobile
12 9 (1.27%) HP SIM
12 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 9 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (1.13%) SCDPM
13 8 (1.13%) SCSM
14 7 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 407 (57.65%) Microsoft
2 305 (43.20%) VMware
3 194 (27.48%) Citrix
4 114 (16.15%) Cisco
5 74 (10.48%) HP
6 43 (6.09%) Apple
7 33 (4.67%) Dell
7 33 (4.67%) IBM
8 29 (4.11%) Veeam
9 26 (3.68%) 3PAR
10 24 (3.40%) Symantec
11 21 (2.97%) Google
11 21 (2.97%) Ivanti
11 21 (2.97%) NetApp
11 21 (2.97%) Splunk
12 19 (2.69%) EMC
13 15 (2.12%) McAfee
14 13 (1.84%) Avaya
14 13 (1.84%) Bloomberg
14 13 (1.84%) CheckPoint