Period
to 17 May 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 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 63 39 37
Rank change year-on-year -24 -2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 218 458 675
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.39% 6.29% 6.66%
As % of the System Software category 22.24% 33.73% 37.31%
Number of salaries quoted 182 402 613
10th Percentile £32,619 £25,000 £25,800
25th Percentile £44,063 £30,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £43,371 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +32.58% -3.62% -10.00%
75th Percentile £75,938 £61,438 £60,000
90th Percentile £87,250 £72,500 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £53,750 £40,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +34.38% -6.98% -9.47%

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 980 1,358 1,809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.72% 18.66% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 880 1,210 1,640
10th Percentile £46,250 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% +13.04%
75th Percentile £92,813 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.41% +8.00% +13.64%

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 17 May 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 17 May 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 +9 2 £45,000 +100.00%
Active Directory
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 May 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.

1 158 (72.48%) Azure
2 144 (66.06%) Windows
3 140 (64.22%) Microsoft 365
4 132 (60.55%) Microsoft
5 104 (47.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 90 (41.28%) PowerShell
7 69 (31.65%) VMware
8 62 (28.44%) Windows Server
9 59 (27.06%) Citrix
10 58 (26.61%) Finance
11 51 (23.39%) Windows 10
12 49 (22.48%) Microsoft Office
13 48 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
14 47 (21.56%) SCCM
14 47 (21.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 43 (19.72%) DevOps
16 42 (19.27%) Microsoft Intune
16 42 (19.27%) ITIL
17 41 (18.81%) AWS
18 39 (17.89%) SharePoint
19 38 (17.43%) Social Skills
20 36 (16.51%) DNS
21 34 (15.60%) DHCP
22 32 (14.68%) SQL
23 31 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
24 30 (13.76%) Windows Server 2016
25 28 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
25 28 (12.84%) Migration
25 28 (12.84%) Windows Server 2012
26 27 (12.39%) 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 39 (17.89%) SharePoint
2 23 (10.55%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.59%) IIS
4 6 (2.75%) Confluence
4 6 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.29%) Apache
5 5 (2.29%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.38%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.46%) CMS
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.46%) JBoss
7 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.46%) SAS
7 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 49 (22.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.46%) Revit
3 1 (0.46%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Relativity
2 2 (0.92%) AlphaBridge
2 2 (0.92%) Alphatax
2 2 (0.92%) Carpe Diem
2 2 (0.92%) Eikon
2 2 (0.92%) Farmplan
2 2 (0.92%) KEYPrime
3 1 (0.46%) FastStats
3 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.46%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.46%) Tradar
3 1 (0.46%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 158 (72.48%) Azure
2 140 (64.22%) Microsoft 365
3 104 (47.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 41 (18.81%) AWS
5 24 (11.01%) IaaS
6 18 (8.26%) SaaS
7 14 (6.42%) PaaS
8 11 (5.05%) OneDrive
9 10 (4.59%) Azure Key Vault
9 10 (4.59%) Power Platform
10 9 (4.13%) Azure Storage
10 9 (4.13%) Mimecast
11 8 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (3.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (3.21%) Serverless
13 6 (2.75%) AWS KMS
13 6 (2.75%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (2.75%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (2.75%) Azure Functions
13 6 (2.75%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 36 (16.51%) DNS
2 34 (15.60%) DHCP
3 26 (11.93%) Firewall
4 20 (9.17%) TCP/IP
5 18 (8.26%) Network Security
6 16 (7.34%) VPN
7 12 (5.50%) NetScaler
7 12 (5.50%) WAN
8 11 (5.05%) LAN
9 10 (4.59%) SAN
10 9 (4.13%) VLAN
11 8 (3.67%) VoIP
12 5 (2.29%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.83%) HTTP
13 4 (1.83%) NAS
14 3 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (1.38%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.47%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.96%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (5.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (4.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.21%) Power BI
7 6 (2.75%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (2.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (2.29%) SQL Server 2019
8 5 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.38%) MySQL
10 2 (0.92%) Redis
10 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2017
11 1 (0.46%) Ingres
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (6.88%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.96%) JIRA
3 9 (4.13%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.75%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.92%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Code
6 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.46%) Chocolatey
7 1 (0.46%) MSI
7 1 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 58 (26.61%) Finance
2 38 (17.43%) Social Skills
3 23 (10.55%) Law
4 19 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (8.72%) Legal
5 9 (4.13%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.67%) Documentation Skills
7 4 (1.83%) Banking
7 4 (1.83%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.38%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.92%) Advertising
9 2 (0.92%) Front Office
9 2 (0.92%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.92%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (0.92%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.46%) Back Office
10 1 (0.46%) Games
10 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.46%) Military
10 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (15.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (14.22%) Architect
3 27 (12.39%) Analyst
4 21 (9.63%) IT Architect
5 20 (9.17%) Azure Engineer
5 20 (9.17%) Security Architect
5 20 (9.17%) Support Engineer
6 19 (8.72%) Azure Architect
6 19 (8.72%) IT Security Architect
7 16 (7.34%) Cloud Engineer
7 16 (7.34%) IT Support
8 12 (5.50%) Support Analyst
9 11 (5.05%) IT Analyst
9 11 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (4.59%) IT Engineer
10 10 (4.59%) VMware Engineer
11 9 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (4.13%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (3.67%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.80%) OAuth
2 16 (7.34%) Web Services
3 6 (2.75%) JSON
3 6 (2.75%) SAML
3 6 (2.75%) XML
4 5 (2.29%) .NET
5 4 (1.83%) LDAP
6 3 (1.38%) CSS
6 3 (1.38%) OpenID
7 2 (0.92%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.92%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.92%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.92%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (0.92%) LAMP
7 2 (0.92%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.92%) Node.js
7 2 (0.92%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.92%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.92%) Sass
7 2 (0.92%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.72%) Management Information System
2 15 (6.88%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.67%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.67%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (3.21%) Replication
5 6 (2.75%) PKI
6 5 (2.29%) User Experience
7 4 (1.83%) Clustering
7 4 (1.83%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.38%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.38%) iPhone
8 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.38%) Reinsurance
8 3 (1.38%) Symmetrix
9 2 (0.92%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.92%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.92%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.92%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.46%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 144 (66.06%) Windows
2 62 (28.44%) Windows Server
3 51 (23.39%) Windows 10
4 30 (13.76%) Windows Server 2016
5 28 (12.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (11.47%) Windows Server 2019
7 23 (10.55%) Linux
8 20 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (6.42%) Windows 7
10 9 (4.13%) Android
11 8 (3.67%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.75%) Mac OS
12 6 (2.75%) Unix
13 4 (1.83%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.38%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.92%) CentOS
15 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 43 (19.72%) DevOps
3 42 (19.27%) ITIL
4 28 (12.84%) Migration
4 28 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (10.55%) Service Delivery
6 20 (9.17%) Information Security
6 20 (9.17%) SIEM
7 18 (8.26%) Security Architecture
8 16 (7.34%) Cryptography
8 16 (7.34%) High Availability
8 16 (7.34%) Load Balancing
9 15 (6.88%) Decision-Making
9 15 (6.88%) Infrastructure as Code
10 14 (6.42%) Configuration Management
10 14 (6.42%) Project Delivery
11 12 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (5.50%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (5.50%) Security Management
12 10 (4.59%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (41.28%) PowerShell
2 32 (14.68%) SQL
3 15 (6.88%) Python
4 11 (5.05%) C#
5 9 (4.13%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.13%) Ruby
6 7 (3.21%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.29%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.38%) C
8 3 (1.38%) Java
8 3 (1.38%) PHP
9 2 (0.92%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.46%) R
10 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (11.01%) CISSP
3 17 (7.80%) MCSE
4 16 (7.34%) CISM
5 12 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (5.05%) CCNA
6 11 (5.05%) CISA
7 10 (4.59%) Degree
8 6 (2.75%) MCSA
8 6 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.83%) GSEC
11 3 (1.38%) CCNP
11 3 (1.38%) Linux+ Certification
12 2 (0.92%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.92%) GIAC
12 2 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.92%) MCP
12 2 (0.92%) PCI QSA
13 1 (0.46%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.75%) Cyber Essentials
2 6 (2.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 6 (2.75%) QA
2 6 (2.75%) SLA
3 3 (1.38%) GDPR
4 2 (0.92%) NIST
4 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.92%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.46%) GRC
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 48 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (10.55%) Hyper-V
2 23 (10.55%) XenApp
2 23 (10.55%) XenDesktop
3 14 (6.42%) Docker
4 10 (4.59%) vSphere
5 9 (4.13%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.38%) Firmware
8 3 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.38%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.92%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.92%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.46%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 47 (21.56%) SCCM
2 42 (19.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (6.88%) Kubernetes
3 15 (6.88%) Puppet
4 12 (5.50%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (5.05%) SCOM
5 11 (5.05%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (4.59%) Failover Clustering
6 10 (4.59%) Terraform
7 9 (4.13%) Ansible
8 6 (2.75%) vCenter Server
9 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (1.83%) PowerCLI
9 4 (1.83%) SCDPM
10 3 (1.38%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (1.38%) SCOrch
10 3 (1.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.92%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.92%) Sysprep
11 2 (0.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 132 (60.55%) Microsoft
2 69 (31.65%) VMware
3 59 (27.06%) Citrix
4 27 (12.39%) Cisco
5 16 (7.34%) SolarWinds
6 14 (6.42%) iManage
7 13 (5.96%) HP
8 11 (5.05%) Apple
9 8 (3.67%) ServiceNow
10 7 (3.21%) NetApp
11 6 (2.75%) Nimble Storage
12 5 (2.29%) Aruba
12 5 (2.29%) Snow
12 5 (2.29%) SonicWALL
12 5 (2.29%) Veeam
13 4 (1.83%) Barracuda Networks
13 4 (1.83%) MobileIron
13 4 (1.83%) Polycom
13 4 (1.83%) Sophos
13 4 (1.83%) Synology