Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 44 35
Rank change year-on-year -29 -9 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 217 302 717
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.86% 5.51% 6.96%
As % of the System Software category 20.85% 29.46% 35.81%
Number of salaries quoted 193 273 652
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,750 £25,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £32,750 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +21.05% +5.56% +2.27%
75th Percentile £73,750 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £87,400 £77,500 £78,750
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% -2.30%

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 1,041 1,025 2,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.50% 18.71% 19.43%
Number of salaries quoted 950 931 1,834
10th Percentile £46,700 £36,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £107,500 £96,250 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +13.04%

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 24 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 152 (70.05%) Azure
2 149 (68.66%) Windows
3 133 (61.29%) Microsoft
4 124 (57.14%) Microsoft 365
5 94 (43.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 83 (38.25%) PowerShell
7 74 (34.10%) VMware
8 67 (30.88%) Windows Server
9 54 (24.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 54 (24.88%) Finance
10 52 (23.96%) Citrix
10 52 (23.96%) Windows 10
11 51 (23.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 41 (18.89%) Microsoft Office
13 40 (18.43%) Social Skills
14 38 (17.51%) ITIL
14 38 (17.51%) DNS
14 38 (17.51%) SCCM
15 37 (17.05%) DHCP
16 35 (16.13%) AWS
16 35 (16.13%) DevOps
17 33 (15.21%) SQL
18 32 (14.75%) Firewall
18 32 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
19 31 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
20 30 (13.82%) IaaS
21 28 (12.90%) Service Delivery
22 26 (11.98%) MS Exchange
22 26 (11.98%) Cisco
23 25 (11.52%) Hyper-V

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 26 (11.98%) MS Exchange
2 25 (11.52%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.61%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.15%) IIS
5 6 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.30%) Confluence
7 3 (1.38%) SAS
7 3 (1.38%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 41 (18.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.46%) Revit
2 1 (0.46%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Relativity
2 3 (1.38%) FastStats
2 3 (1.38%) Unica
3 2 (0.92%) AlphaBridge
3 2 (0.92%) Alphatax
3 2 (0.92%) Carpe Diem
3 2 (0.92%) Farmplan
3 2 (0.92%) KEYPrime
4 1 (0.46%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.46%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 152 (70.05%) Azure
2 124 (57.14%) Microsoft 365
3 94 (43.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 35 (16.13%) AWS
5 30 (13.82%) IaaS
6 16 (7.37%) PaaS
7 14 (6.45%) SaaS
8 10 (4.61%) Azure Key Vault
8 10 (4.61%) OneDrive
9 9 (4.15%) Power Platform
10 8 (3.69%) Azure Sentinel
11 6 (2.76%) Google Workspace
11 6 (2.76%) Mimecast
12 5 (2.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (2.30%) Azure Logic Apps
12 5 (2.30%) Azure Storage
13 4 (1.84%) Power Automate
14 3 (1.38%) Amazon ECS
14 3 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (1.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 38 (17.51%) DNS
2 37 (17.05%) DHCP
3 32 (14.75%) Firewall
4 23 (10.60%) TCP/IP
5 20 (9.22%) Network Security
6 19 (8.76%) VPN
7 13 (5.99%) VLAN
8 12 (5.53%) SAN
9 11 (5.07%) LAN
9 11 (5.07%) NetScaler
9 11 (5.07%) WAN
10 6 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (2.76%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (2.76%) VoIP
11 5 (2.30%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (1.84%) Internet
13 3 (1.38%) Extranet
13 3 (1.38%) HTTP
13 3 (1.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.23%) Power BI
2 7 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2019
5 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.46%) Metadata
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (5.99%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.84%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.84%) JIRA
3 3 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.92%) MSI
5 1 (0.46%) AutoIt
5 1 (0.46%) Chocolatey
5 1 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 54 (24.88%) Finance
2 40 (18.43%) Social Skills
3 24 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (10.60%) Law
4 23 (10.60%) Legal
5 13 (5.99%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.23%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.84%) Back Office
7 4 (1.84%) Military
7 4 (1.84%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.38%) Banking
8 3 (1.38%) Marketing
8 3 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.92%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (0.92%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (0.92%) Retail
10 1 (0.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.46%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.46%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 45 (20.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (14.29%) Analyst
3 26 (11.98%) IT Support
4 22 (10.14%) Azure Engineer
5 17 (7.83%) Cloud Engineer
5 17 (7.83%) Support Analyst
6 15 (6.91%) Architect
6 15 (6.91%) Support Engineer
7 14 (6.45%) IT Analyst
8 12 (5.53%) IT Support Analyst
8 12 (5.53%) Security Architect
9 11 (5.07%) Azure Architect
9 11 (5.07%) IT Architect
9 11 (5.07%) IT Security Architect
10 10 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (4.61%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.61%) IT Engineer
10 10 (4.61%) Security Engineer
11 9 (4.15%) VMware Engineer
11 9 (4.15%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.99%) OAuth
2 10 (4.61%) JSON
3 9 (4.15%) .NET
4 5 (2.30%) CSS
4 5 (2.30%) HTML
4 5 (2.30%) Web Services
4 5 (2.30%) XML
5 4 (1.84%) HTML5
5 4 (1.84%) SAML
6 3 (1.38%) LDAP
7 2 (0.92%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.92%) Azure Blueprints
7 2 (0.92%) OpenID
7 2 (0.92%) RESTful
7 2 (0.92%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.46%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.46%) jQuery
8 1 (0.46%) React Native
8 1 (0.46%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.46%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.60%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 13 (5.99%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.15%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.76%) Hedge funds
5 6 (2.76%) User Experience
6 5 (2.30%) EMC VNX
6 5 (2.30%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.30%) Symmetrix
6 5 (2.30%) Tandem
7 4 (1.84%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.84%) Replication
7 4 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.38%) EFT
8 3 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.38%) iPhone
9 2 (0.92%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.92%) PKI
9 2 (0.92%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 149 (68.66%) Windows
2 67 (30.88%) Windows Server
3 52 (23.96%) Windows 10
4 23 (10.60%) Windows Server 2016
4 23 (10.60%) Windows Server 2019
5 20 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (6.45%) Linux
7 11 (5.07%) Apple iOS
7 11 (5.07%) Windows 7
7 11 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.69%) Android
9 5 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.84%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.84%) Unix
11 3 (1.38%) CentOS
11 3 (1.38%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.38%) VMS
12 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 38 (17.51%) ITIL
3 35 (16.13%) DevOps
4 32 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (12.90%) Service Delivery
6 25 (11.52%) Migration
7 22 (10.14%) Information Security
8 21 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
9 20 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (9.22%) Cybersecurity
10 19 (8.76%) SIEM
11 16 (7.37%) Security Architecture
12 15 (6.91%) Project Delivery
13 14 (6.45%) Change Management
13 14 (6.45%) Decision-Making
14 13 (5.99%) Cryptography
15 12 (5.53%) Data Protection
15 12 (5.53%) Load Balancing
16 11 (5.07%) Service Management
17 10 (4.61%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 83 (38.25%) PowerShell
2 33 (15.21%) SQL
3 17 (7.83%) Python
4 12 (5.53%) C#
5 8 (3.69%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.69%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.84%) C
7 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.38%) R
8 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.46%) VB
8 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (6.45%) MCSE
3 12 (5.53%) CISSP
3 12 (5.53%) Degree
4 10 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (4.15%) CCNA
5 9 (4.15%) CISM
6 7 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.76%) CISA
7 6 (2.76%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.84%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.84%) HNC
9 3 (1.38%) CREST Certified
9 3 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.38%) MCSA
10 2 (0.92%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.92%) GIAC
10 2 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.46%) MCITP
11 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.61%) SLA
2 9 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.76%) GDPR
4 5 (2.30%) NIST
5 3 (1.38%) NCSC
6 2 (0.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.92%) ISO 31000
6 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.92%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.46%) COBIT
7 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.46%) GRC
7 1 (0.46%) ITGC
System Software
1 51 (23.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (11.52%) Hyper-V
3 21 (9.68%) XenApp
4 19 (8.76%) vSphere
5 16 (7.37%) Docker
6 15 (6.91%) XenDesktop
7 12 (5.53%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (4.61%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (2.76%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (1.84%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.92%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.92%) Firmware
12 2 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.92%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.46%) KVM
13 1 (0.46%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 38 (17.51%) SCCM
2 31 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (7.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 15 (6.91%) Kubernetes
5 13 (5.99%) Terraform
6 7 (3.23%) Puppet
6 7 (3.23%) SCOM
6 7 (3.23%) vCenter Server
7 6 (2.76%) Ansible
7 6 (2.76%) PowerCLI
8 5 (2.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (1.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (1.84%) MOM
9 4 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.38%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (1.38%) WSUS
11 2 (0.92%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.92%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 133 (61.29%) Microsoft
2 74 (34.10%) VMware
3 52 (23.96%) Citrix
4 26 (11.98%) Cisco
5 16 (7.37%) iManage
6 14 (6.45%) HP
7 10 (4.61%) SolarWinds
8 9 (4.15%) Palo Alto
9 8 (3.69%) Nimble Storage
9 8 (3.69%) Symantec
10 7 (3.23%) Apple
10 7 (3.23%) EMC
11 6 (2.76%) Dell
11 6 (2.76%) Google
11 6 (2.76%) IBM
11 6 (2.76%) NetApp
11 6 (2.76%) Polycom
11 6 (2.76%) Rapid7
11 6 (2.76%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.30%) MobileIron