Period
to 28 November 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 28 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > East of England
6 months to
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 21 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 0
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 466 190 641
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 8.24% 9.84% 9.50%
As % of the System Software category 48.44% 48.84% 55.02%
Number of salaries quoted 353 178 540
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,175 £21,757
25th Percentile £26,250 £26,063 £25,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £33,000 £32,500 £33,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.54% -2.99% -4.29%
75th Percentile £43,250 £47,375 £44,438
90th Percentile £57,250 £55,375 £57,500
England median annual salary £39,000 £42,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +13.51% -1.33%

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 962 389 1,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.01% 20.16% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 599 330 973
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,950 £24,750
25th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,375 £66,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 28 November 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 28 November 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
Hertfordshire -13 160 £32,500 +3.17% 44
Cambridgeshire -7 141 £32,500 -18.75% 37
Essex +2 64 £33,500 -4.29% 19
Bedfordshire +2 61 £36,250 +36.79% 13
Suffolk +8 32 £33,000 -30.53% 8
Norfolk -26 8 £35,000 +7.69% 12
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 335 (71.89%) Windows
2 294 (63.09%) Microsoft
3 285 (61.16%) Microsoft 365
4 185 (39.70%) Windows Server
5 184 (39.48%) Azure
6 163 (34.98%) Social Skills
7 155 (33.26%) VMware
8 141 (30.26%) Windows 10
9 134 (28.76%) PowerShell
10 121 (25.97%) ITIL
11 111 (23.82%) Firewall
12 100 (21.46%) Citrix
13 99 (21.24%) Microsoft Office
14 97 (20.82%) VMware Infrastructure
15 95 (20.39%) Hyper-V
16 94 (20.17%) SQL
17 87 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
17 87 (18.67%) Problem-Solving
18 76 (16.31%) DNS
19 75 (16.09%) Microsoft Certification
20 74 (15.88%) DHCP
21 73 (15.67%) SCCM
21 73 (15.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 71 (15.24%) MS Exchange
23 63 (13.52%) Azure Active Directory
24 59 (12.66%) LAN
25 57 (12.23%) SLA
26 56 (12.02%) Windows Server 2019
27 55 (11.80%) TCP/IP
27 55 (11.80%) Veeam

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 71 (15.24%) MS Exchange
2 52 (11.16%) SharePoint
3 39 (8.37%) IIS
4 12 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 99 (21.24%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.64%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.43%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Elite 3E
1 2 (0.43%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 285 (61.16%) Microsoft 365
2 184 (39.48%) Azure
3 63 (13.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 54 (11.59%) AWS
5 19 (4.08%) OneDrive
6 16 (3.43%) IaaS
6 16 (3.43%) Mimecast
7 8 (1.72%) SaaS
8 7 (1.50%) PaaS
9 5 (1.07%) AWS CodeCommit
9 5 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.86%) GCP
10 4 (0.86%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.86%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.64%) Google Workspace
11 3 (0.64%) Power Automate
12 2 (0.43%) AWS CodePipeline
12 2 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 111 (23.82%) Firewall
2 76 (16.31%) DNS
3 74 (15.88%) DHCP
4 59 (12.66%) LAN
5 55 (11.80%) TCP/IP
6 52 (11.16%) WAN
7 38 (8.15%) VPN
8 37 (7.94%) VLAN
9 27 (5.79%) Internet
10 22 (4.72%) Wireless
11 20 (4.29%) Remote Desktop
12 17 (3.65%) MPLS
12 17 (3.65%) Skype
12 17 (3.65%) VoIP
13 16 (3.43%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (3.22%) ADSL
15 14 (3.00%) HTTP
16 12 (2.58%) NetScaler
17 11 (2.36%) NAS
18 9 (1.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
2 7 (1.50%) SQL Server 2019
2 7 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (0.86%) Power BI
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.43%) DB2
4 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.21%) GIS
5 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.86%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.86%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.86%) MSI
2 4 (0.86%) Subversion
3 2 (0.43%) JIRA
3 2 (0.43%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.21%) GitLab
4 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 163 (34.98%) Social Skills
2 20 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.86%) Finance
4 16 (3.43%) Organisational Skills
5 13 (2.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (2.36%) Public Sector
7 10 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.93%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.72%) French Language
9 8 (1.72%) Spanish Language
10 7 (1.50%) Documentation Skills
10 7 (1.50%) Games
10 7 (1.50%) Retail
11 6 (1.29%) Back Office
12 5 (1.07%) Publishing
13 4 (0.86%) Law
13 4 (0.86%) Marketing
14 3 (0.64%) Electronics
14 3 (0.64%) Legal
15 2 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 128 (27.47%) Support Engineer
2 104 (22.32%) Analyst
3 70 (15.02%) 2nd Line Support
4 69 (14.81%) IT Support
5 55 (11.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 52 (11.16%) Support Analyst
7 47 (10.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 41 (8.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 38 (8.15%) Service Analyst
9 38 (8.15%) Service Desk Analyst
10 37 (7.94%) IT Engineer
11 30 (6.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 28 (6.01%) 3rd Line Support
13 27 (5.79%) IT Support Engineer
14 26 (5.58%) IT Analyst
15 24 (5.15%) IT Support Analyst
16 22 (4.72%) 1st Line Support
17 18 (3.86%) Infrastructure Support
18 17 (3.65%) Desktop Support
18 17 (3.65%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.51%) LDAP
2 16 (3.43%) JSON
3 14 (3.00%) Regular Expression
4 7 (1.50%) SAML
5 6 (1.29%) OAuth
6 4 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (0.86%) REST
6 4 (0.86%) ServiceStack
7 3 (0.64%) .NET
7 3 (0.64%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.64%) OpenID
7 3 (0.64%) XML
8 2 (0.43%) HTML
9 1 (0.21%) CSS
9 1 (0.21%) Node.js
9 1 (0.21%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
2 24 (5.15%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.94%) Driving Licence
4 16 (3.43%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.22%) Cyberthreat
6 14 (3.00%) Cyber Defence
7 12 (2.58%) Tandem
8 9 (1.93%) EPoS
9 8 (1.72%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.29%) Mobile Computing
11 5 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.86%) Biotechnology
12 4 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.86%) iPad
12 4 (0.86%) iPhone
13 3 (0.64%) Clustering
13 3 (0.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 335 (71.89%) Windows
2 185 (39.70%) Windows Server
3 141 (30.26%) Windows 10
4 87 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (12.02%) Windows Server 2019
6 51 (10.94%) Windows Server 2016
7 46 (9.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (7.08%) Android
8 33 (7.08%) Mac OS
9 30 (6.44%) Windows 7
10 21 (4.51%) Linux
11 20 (4.29%) Apple iOS
11 20 (4.29%) Windows 8
12 15 (3.22%) Mac OS X
13 10 (2.15%) Unix
14 8 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (1.50%) Windows XP
16 6 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (25.97%) ITIL
2 87 (18.67%) Problem-Solving
3 73 (15.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 45 (9.66%) ITSM
5 39 (8.37%) Project Management
6 35 (7.51%) Migration
7 26 (5.58%) Service Management
8 25 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (5.15%) Time Management
10 20 (4.29%) Collaborative Working
11 19 (4.08%) Data Migration
12 16 (3.43%) Computer Science
12 16 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (3.43%) Root Cause Analysis
12 16 (3.43%) Security Operations
12 16 (3.43%) Task Automation
13 15 (3.22%) Mentoring
13 15 (3.22%) Problem Management
13 15 (3.22%) Threat Detection
14 14 (3.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 134 (28.76%) PowerShell
2 94 (20.17%) SQL
3 20 (4.29%) Python
4 15 (3.22%) VB
5 7 (1.50%) Bash Shell
5 7 (1.50%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.29%) C
7 5 (1.07%) C#
8 4 (0.86%) Groovy
8 4 (0.86%) VBScript
9 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.64%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 75 (16.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (11.16%) Degree
3 34 (7.30%) Security Cleared
4 32 (6.87%) SC Cleared
5 27 (5.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 24 (5.15%) MCSA
7 22 (4.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (3.65%) CCNA
9 17 (3.65%) MCSE
10 16 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (3.00%) DV Cleared
12 13 (2.79%) VCP6
13 12 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.72%) DBS Check
15 7 (1.50%) CCENT
16 5 (1.07%) MCITP
16 5 (1.07%) MCP
17 4 (0.86%) A+ Certification
18 2 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (12.23%) SLA
2 6 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (0.64%) GDPR
3 3 (0.64%) QA
4 2 (0.43%) GxP
5 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.21%) NIST
System Software
1 97 (20.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (20.39%) Hyper-V
3 31 (6.65%) XenDesktop
4 28 (6.01%) XenApp
5 23 (4.94%) vSphere
6 22 (4.72%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (3.22%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (3.00%) NFS
9 9 (1.93%) Docker
10 8 (1.72%) BitLocker
10 8 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.07%) KVM
12 4 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 73 (15.67%) SCCM
2 52 (11.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (3.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 16 (3.43%) WSUS
5 14 (3.00%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (2.36%) Kubernetes
7 8 (1.72%) Terraform
8 4 (0.86%) Consul
8 4 (0.86%) Packer
9 3 (0.64%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.43%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.43%) SCOM
10 2 (0.43%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.21%) Ansible
11 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.21%) Puppet
11 1 (0.21%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 294 (63.09%) Microsoft
2 155 (33.26%) VMware
3 100 (21.46%) Citrix
4 55 (11.80%) Veeam
5 36 (7.73%) ServiceNow
6 34 (7.30%) Cisco
7 30 (6.44%) Apple
8 29 (6.22%) Oracle
9 24 (5.15%) Sophos
10 15 (3.22%) HP
11 12 (2.58%) Zscaler
12 11 (2.36%) Palo Alto
12 11 (2.36%) SAP
13 10 (2.15%) Remedy
14 9 (1.93%) Dell
15 8 (1.72%) NetApp
16 7 (1.50%) F5
16 7 (1.50%) Fortinet
16 7 (1.50%) Google
16 7 (1.50%) Veritas