Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 35 30
Rank change year-on-year -10 -5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 223 668 806
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 5.53% 6.68% 7.27%
As % of the System Software category 28.66% 35.84% 46.35%
Number of salaries quoted 216 611 774
Median annual salary £55,000 £40,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.80% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £24,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +37.50% -5.88% -5.56%

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 778 1,864 1,739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.31% 18.65% 15.69%
Number of salaries quoted 692 1,684 1,591
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,250 £29,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +20 1 £60,000 +150.00%
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 172 (77.13%) Windows
2 138 (61.88%) Microsoft
3 128 (57.40%) Office 365
4 124 (55.61%) Azure
5 89 (39.91%) Windows Server
6 74 (33.18%) Finance
7 73 (32.74%) VMware
8 65 (29.15%) PowerShell
9 57 (25.56%) Windows 10
10 51 (22.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 51 (22.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 49 (21.97%) VMware Infrastructure
12 46 (20.63%) AWS
13 44 (19.73%) Azure Active Directory
13 44 (19.73%) Cisco
13 44 (19.73%) Microsoft Office
14 39 (17.49%) Firewall
15 37 (16.59%) ITIL
15 37 (16.59%) Citrix
16 36 (16.14%) Microsoft Certification
16 36 (16.14%) DNS
17 35 (15.70%) SCCM
18 33 (14.80%) Linux
19 32 (14.35%) SAN
19 32 (14.35%) Management Information System
19 32 (14.35%) DevOps
20 30 (13.45%) Windows Server 2016
21 27 (12.11%) SQL
22 25 (11.21%) SQL Server
22 25 (11.21%) SharePoint

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 25 (11.21%) SharePoint
2 19 (8.52%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.38%) IIS
4 8 (3.59%) Confluence
4 8 (3.59%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.35%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.90%) Apache
6 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 44 (19.73%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.45%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.45%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.45%) InDesign
3 1 (0.45%) LightWave 3D
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) MODO
3 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.45%) Revit
3 1 (0.45%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.35%) iTrent
1 3 (1.35%) Northgate Housing
1 3 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.90%) Eikon
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.45%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 128 (57.40%) Office 365
2 124 (55.61%) Azure
3 46 (20.63%) AWS
4 44 (19.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (10.76%) IaaS
6 21 (9.42%) PaaS
6 21 (9.42%) SaaS
7 10 (4.48%) OneDrive
8 8 (3.59%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (3.59%) Mimecast
9 6 (2.69%) GCP
9 6 (2.69%) Serverless
10 3 (1.35%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.45%) G Suite
12 1 (0.45%) Lucidchart
12 1 (0.45%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (17.49%) Firewall
2 36 (16.14%) DNS
3 32 (14.35%) SAN
4 24 (10.76%) DHCP
5 22 (9.87%) VPN
6 21 (9.42%) LAN
7 20 (8.97%) WAN
8 18 (8.07%) Network Security
9 13 (5.83%) Skype
10 9 (4.04%) TCP/IP
11 8 (3.59%) SSL
12 7 (3.14%) VoIP
12 7 (3.14%) Wireshark
13 5 (2.24%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (2.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 4 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 4 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (1.79%) Kerberos
14 4 (1.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.35%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.90%) MySQL
5 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (4.48%) JIRA
2 5 (2.24%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.24%) GitLab
3 4 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.90%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 74 (33.18%) Finance
2 18 (8.07%) Banking
3 15 (6.73%) Law
4 11 (4.93%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.59%) Legal
6 7 (3.14%) Front Office
7 4 (1.79%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.35%) Advertising
8 3 (1.35%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.35%) Publishing
8 3 (1.35%) Social Housing
9 2 (0.90%) Back Office
9 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.45%) Electronics
10 1 (0.45%) Games
10 1 (0.45%) International Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Local Government
10 1 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (25.56%) Analyst
2 43 (19.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 35 (15.70%) Support Analyst
4 27 (12.11%) Desktop Support
5 26 (11.66%) IT Engineer
6 25 (11.21%) Support Engineer
7 24 (10.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 24 (10.76%) Desktop Analyst
7 24 (10.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 22 (9.87%) Architect
9 19 (8.52%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (8.07%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 18 (8.07%) Windows Support Analyst
11 17 (7.62%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 16 (7.17%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
12 16 (7.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 16 (7.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
12 16 (7.17%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
12 16 (7.17%) Azure Engineer
13 14 (6.28%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.59%) OAuth
2 7 (3.14%) YAML
3 5 (2.24%) Web Services
4 4 (1.79%) .NET
4 4 (1.79%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.79%) LDAP
5 3 (1.35%) HTML
5 3 (1.35%) OAuth2
5 3 (1.35%) OpenID
5 3 (1.35%) RESTful
5 3 (1.35%) SAML
6 1 (0.45%) Corona SDK
6 1 (0.45%) JSON
6 1 (0.45%) LAMP
6 1 (0.45%) Node.js
6 1 (0.45%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.45%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (0.45%) V-Ray
6 1 (0.45%) WSH
6 1 (0.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.35%) Management Information System
2 18 (8.07%) Public Cloud
3 11 (4.93%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.04%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 7 (3.14%) Robotics
7 6 (2.69%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.24%) Replication
9 4 (1.79%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.79%) PKI
9 4 (1.79%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.79%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.79%) User Experience
10 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.35%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 172 (77.13%) Windows
2 89 (39.91%) Windows Server
3 57 (25.56%) Windows 10
4 51 (22.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (14.80%) Linux
6 30 (13.45%) Windows Server 2016
7 22 (9.87%) Unix
8 21 (9.42%) Windows Server 2019
9 16 (7.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (6.28%) Windows 7
11 8 (3.59%) Android
12 7 (3.14%) Solaris
12 7 (3.14%) Windows XP
13 5 (2.24%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.79%) Debian
15 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (22.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 37 (16.59%) ITIL
3 32 (14.35%) DevOps
4 21 (9.42%) Information Security
4 21 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (8.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (7.62%) Migration
7 15 (6.73%) Business Continuity
7 15 (6.73%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (6.73%) Patch Management
7 15 (6.73%) SIEM
8 12 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (4.93%) ITSM
10 10 (4.48%) Security Architecture
10 10 (4.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (4.04%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.04%) Deployment Automation
11 9 (4.04%) High Availability
11 9 (4.04%) Presales
11 9 (4.04%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 65 (29.15%) PowerShell
2 27 (12.11%) SQL
3 21 (9.42%) Python
4 8 (3.59%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.79%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.79%) VB
5 4 (1.79%) VBScript
6 3 (1.35%) C
6 3 (1.35%) C#
6 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.90%) Ruby
8 1 (0.45%) Java
8 1 (0.45%) PHP
8 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (16.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (9.42%) Degree
3 20 (8.97%) CISSP
4 14 (6.28%) CISM
5 9 (4.04%) CCSP
6 8 (3.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 8 (3.59%) GCIA
6 8 (3.59%) GCIH
7 7 (3.14%) CREST Certified
7 7 (3.14%) GCFA
7 7 (3.14%) MCSA
7 7 (3.14%) MCSE
8 6 (2.69%) CCNA
8 6 (2.69%) CCNP
8 6 (2.69%) CISA
9 4 (1.79%) AWS Certification
9 4 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.35%) GSEC
11 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.48%) SLA
2 7 (3.14%) COBIT
2 7 (3.14%) NIST
3 4 (1.79%) GDPR
4 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 49 (21.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (6.28%) Hyper-V
3 12 (5.38%) XenDesktop
4 10 (4.48%) XenApp
5 9 (4.04%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.24%) Docker
7 5 (2.24%) vSphere
8 3 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.90%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.45%) Firmware
10 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (15.70%) SCCM
2 22 (9.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (8.07%) Ansible
4 15 (6.73%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (5.83%) Terraform
6 12 (5.38%) WSUS
7 10 (4.48%) Puppet
8 7 (3.14%) CSIRT
8 7 (3.14%) Kubernetes
8 7 (3.14%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.79%) SCOM
9 4 (1.79%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.35%) Kibana
10 3 (1.35%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.90%) MaaS360
11 2 (0.90%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.90%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.45%) CASB
12 1 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.45%) QRadar
Vendors
1 138 (61.88%) Microsoft
2 73 (32.74%) VMware
3 44 (19.73%) Cisco
4 37 (16.59%) Citrix
5 11 (4.93%) HP
6 10 (4.48%) SolarWinds
7 9 (4.04%) Apple
7 9 (4.04%) Bloomberg
8 8 (3.59%) Palo Alto
9 7 (3.14%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.14%) Google
9 7 (3.14%) Veeam
10 5 (2.24%) EMC
10 5 (2.24%) iManage
10 5 (2.24%) Reuters
11 4 (1.79%) F5
11 4 (1.79%) Oracle
11 4 (1.79%) SAP
11 4 (1.79%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.35%) PeopleSoft