Period
to 27 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > East of England
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 22 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +22
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 210 572 834
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 7.30% 9.61% 9.25%
As % of the System Software category 45.55% 55.21% 53.53%
Number of salaries quoted 192 503 650
Median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £59,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +9.33% -2.60% +4.05%

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 East of England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 461 1,036 1,558
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.03% 17.40% 17.27%
Number of salaries quoted 352 883 1,228
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,525 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the East of England

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the East of England.

Salary trend for Active Directory in the East of England

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the East of England

Active Directory
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the East of England region over the 6 months to 27 February 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
Cambridgeshire -18 60 £28,250 -29.38% 16
Hertfordshire -4 59 £35,000 +11.11% 13
Essex +4 57 £37,000 +13.85% 10
Bedfordshire -2 17 £26,500 -47.78% 2
Norfolk +17 15 £32,500 -8.45% 4
Suffolk +16 2 £40,750 +32.52% 6
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 East of England region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 183 (87.14%) Windows
2 150 (71.43%) Microsoft 365
3 133 (63.33%) Microsoft
4 119 (56.67%) Windows Server
5 105 (50.00%) Azure
6 84 (40.00%) VMware
7 71 (33.81%) Firewall
8 63 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 63 (30.00%) Windows 10
9 57 (27.14%) MS Exchange
10 48 (22.86%) DNS
10 48 (22.86%) Hyper-V
11 41 (19.52%) SharePoint
11 41 (19.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 39 (18.57%) DHCP
12 39 (18.57%) VPN
12 39 (18.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 39 (18.57%) SCCM
13 36 (17.14%) ITIL
14 35 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
15 33 (15.71%) Citrix
15 33 (15.71%) Azure Active Directory
15 33 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
16 31 (14.76%) SLA
16 31 (14.76%) PowerShell
17 30 (14.29%) Windows 7
17 30 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
18 29 (13.81%) Service Management
19 28 (13.33%) OneDrive
20 27 (12.86%) WAN

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 57 (27.14%) MS Exchange
2 41 (19.52%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.43%) IIS
6 2 (0.95%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 35 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.48%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 150 (71.43%) Microsoft 365
2 105 (50.00%) Azure
3 33 (15.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 28 (13.33%) OneDrive
5 15 (7.14%) AWS
6 14 (6.67%) Mimecast
7 13 (6.19%) IaaS
8 11 (5.24%) SaaS
9 10 (4.76%) PaaS
10 9 (4.29%) Azure Functions
10 9 (4.29%) Serverless
11 8 (3.81%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (1.43%) AWS CodeCommit
12 3 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.43%) GCP
12 3 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.95%) Google Play
14 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.48%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 71 (33.81%) Firewall
2 48 (22.86%) DNS
3 39 (18.57%) DHCP
3 39 (18.57%) VPN
4 27 (12.86%) VLAN
4 27 (12.86%) WAN
5 26 (12.38%) Skype
6 21 (10.00%) VoIP
7 19 (9.05%) NetScaler
8 18 (8.57%) LAN
9 13 (6.19%) TCP/IP
10 11 (5.24%) Wireless
11 9 (4.29%) SAN
11 9 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.90%) WLAN
13 3 (1.43%) Network Security
14 2 (0.95%) Internet
14 2 (0.95%) Intranet
14 2 (0.95%) NAS
14 2 (0.95%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.43%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.48%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.43%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.43%) Subversion
2 1 (0.48%) JIRA
General
1 17 (8.10%) Finance
2 9 (4.29%) Law
3 8 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.90%) Legal
5 3 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.95%) Electronics
6 2 (0.95%) Marketing
6 2 (0.95%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Local Government
7 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (20.00%) Analyst
2 36 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (17.14%) Support Engineer
3 24 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 23 (10.95%) IT Support
5 21 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 19 (9.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 19 (9.05%) Service Analyst
6 19 (9.05%) Service Desk Analyst
7 15 (7.14%) Team Leader
8 13 (6.19%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (6.19%) Architect
8 13 (6.19%) Help Desk Support
8 13 (6.19%) IT Engineer
9 12 (5.71%) Help Desk Analyst
10 11 (5.24%) Digital Architect
10 11 (5.24%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 11 (5.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.29%) REST
2 5 (2.38%) Web Services
3 3 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.95%) ADSI
5 1 (0.48%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.48%) Public Cloud
2 15 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.76%) Driving Licence
4 6 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.90%) Replication
7 3 (1.43%) Life Science
7 3 (1.43%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.95%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.95%) Blog
8 2 (0.95%) EPoS
8 2 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.95%) User Experience
9 1 (0.48%) Clustering
9 1 (0.48%) FMCG
9 1 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.48%) iPhone
9 1 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 183 (87.14%) Windows
2 119 (56.67%) Windows Server
3 63 (30.00%) Windows 10
4 39 (18.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 26 (12.38%) Linux
8 23 (10.95%) Windows Server 2016
9 19 (9.05%) Android
10 17 (8.10%) Windows Server 2019
11 16 (7.62%) Mac OS X
12 8 (3.81%) Mac OS
13 5 (2.38%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.90%) Windows 8
15 3 (1.43%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.43%) CentOS
15 3 (1.43%) Unix
15 3 (1.43%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (19.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 36 (17.14%) ITIL
3 29 (13.81%) Service Management
4 24 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (10.95%) Migration
6 15 (7.14%) Change Management
6 15 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 14 (6.67%) DevOps
8 13 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (6.19%) ITSM
9 11 (5.24%) Incident Management
9 11 (5.24%) Requirements Gathering
9 11 (5.24%) Strategic Roadmap
9 11 (5.24%) Technology Roadmap
9 11 (5.24%) Time Management
10 10 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
10 10 (4.76%) Software Licensing
11 9 (4.29%) Mentoring
11 9 (4.29%) Project Delivery
12 8 (3.81%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.76%) PowerShell
2 23 (10.95%) SQL
3 16 (7.62%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.43%) Groovy
4 3 (1.43%) Python
5 1 (0.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (12.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (7.62%) Degree
3 13 (6.19%) MCSA
4 5 (2.38%) A+ Certification
4 5 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.38%) HNC
4 5 (2.38%) MCDST
4 5 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.90%) CCNA
5 4 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.90%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.43%) CCSA
7 2 (0.95%) MCITP
7 2 (0.95%) MCP
7 2 (0.95%) MCSE
8 1 (0.48%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.48%) CCNP
8 1 (0.48%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.76%) SLA
2 5 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.48%) NIST
3 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 63 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (22.86%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.81%) Xen
4 7 (3.33%) XenApp
4 7 (3.33%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.86%) vSphere
6 5 (2.38%) Docker
7 4 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.95%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.48%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (18.57%) SCCM
2 30 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (4.29%) Ansible
4 5 (2.38%) Terraform
5 3 (1.43%) Consul
6 2 (0.95%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.95%) PaperCut
6 2 (0.95%) Puppet
6 2 (0.95%) WSUS
7 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.48%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.48%) vRealize
Vendors
1 133 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 84 (40.00%) VMware
3 33 (15.71%) Citrix
4 22 (10.48%) Cisco
5 20 (9.52%) Sophos
6 16 (7.62%) Veeam
7 15 (7.14%) Apple
8 12 (5.71%) NetApp
9 11 (5.24%) Ivanti
10 8 (3.81%) HP
10 8 (3.81%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.38%) Oracle
11 5 (2.38%) WatchGuard
12 4 (1.90%) Google
13 3 (1.43%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.43%) Dell
13 3 (1.43%) Fortinet
13 3 (1.43%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.43%) SonicWALL
14 2 (0.95%) BMC