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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 24 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > East of England
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 31 29 19
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 +3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 486 238 422
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 7.18% 6.03% 9.73%
As % of the System Software category 41.86% 41.25% 51.84%
Number of salaries quoted 397 172 365
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,575 £23,125
25th Percentile £28,500 £28,000 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,500 £36,750 £36,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.08% +10.77%
75th Percentile £55,000 £49,063 £45,000
90th Percentile £65,250 £62,200 £55,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 1,161 577 814
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.16% 14.61% 18.77%
Number of salaries quoted 586 387 668
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,989 £25,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,200 £72,875
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +11 187 £40,000 +9.59% 36
Cambridgeshire -15 122 £40,750 +1.88% 22
Bedfordshire +14 69 £32,000 -1.54% 7
Essex -27 69 £35,000 -9.16% 24
Suffolk -2 18 £30,000 -26.38% 6
Norfolk -2 15 £34,500 -9.80% 3
East Anglia - 2 £47,500 - 2
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 361 (74.28%) Windows
2 344 (70.78%) Microsoft
3 333 (68.52%) Microsoft 365
4 248 (51.03%) Azure
5 233 (47.94%) Windows Server
6 173 (35.60%) ITIL
7 170 (34.98%) Social Skills
8 153 (31.48%) VMware
9 147 (30.25%) DNS
10 128 (26.34%) DHCP
11 127 (26.13%) VMware Infrastructure
12 122 (25.10%) Microsoft Office
13 121 (24.90%) Azure Active Directory
14 119 (24.49%) Problem-Solving
14 119 (24.49%) AWS
15 103 (21.19%) PowerShell
16 101 (20.78%) MS Exchange
17 99 (20.37%) Firewall
18 98 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
19 93 (19.14%) Windows 10
20 90 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 89 (18.31%) SCCM
22 84 (17.28%) Microsoft Certification
23 83 (17.08%) SharePoint
23 83 (17.08%) Data Centre
24 74 (15.23%) SQL Server
25 73 (15.02%) SLA
25 73 (15.02%) Citrix
26 72 (14.81%) SQL
27 65 (13.37%) Cisco

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
1 101 (20.78%) MS Exchange
2 83 (17.08%) SharePoint
3 22 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (4.53%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.03%) IIS
7 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.21%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 122 (25.10%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.41%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.47%) Sentinel
2 5 (1.03%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 333 (68.52%) Microsoft 365
2 248 (51.03%) Azure
3 121 (24.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 119 (24.49%) AWS
5 47 (9.67%) IaaS
6 40 (8.23%) OneDrive
7 33 (6.79%) PaaS
8 17 (3.50%) Power Platform
8 17 (3.50%) SaaS
8 17 (3.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 13 (2.67%) Azure Sentinel
10 10 (2.06%) PowerApps
11 9 (1.85%) AWS CodeCommit
11 9 (1.85%) Serverless
12 8 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (1.65%) Amazon S3
12 8 (1.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 8 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (1.65%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 8 (1.65%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 147 (30.25%) DNS
2 128 (26.34%) DHCP
3 99 (20.37%) Firewall
4 61 (12.55%) LAN
5 59 (12.14%) WAN
6 57 (11.73%) VPN
7 52 (10.70%) TCP/IP
8 42 (8.64%) Skype
9 34 (7.00%) SAN
10 30 (6.17%) Wireless
11 26 (5.35%) VoIP
12 23 (4.73%) VLAN
13 18 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
14 15 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
15 14 (2.88%) Network Security
16 12 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
17 9 (1.85%) NAS
18 7 (1.44%) MPLS
19 6 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
19 6 (1.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (1.03%) GIS
3 5 (1.03%) MySQL
4 4 (0.82%) Power BI
5 3 (0.62%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.21%) Cognos Connection
7 1 (0.21%) Cognos Event Studio
7 1 (0.21%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (0.21%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.21%) DTS
7 1 (0.21%) OLAP
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.06%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.85%) Subversion
3 4 (0.82%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.21%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.21%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.21%) MSI
4 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 170 (34.98%) Social Skills
2 41 (8.44%) Finance
2 41 (8.44%) Pharmaceutical
3 40 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.94%) Manufacturing
5 19 (3.91%) Law
6 18 (3.70%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.88%) Documentation Skills
8 13 (2.67%) Marketing
9 12 (2.47%) Legal
10 10 (2.06%) Public Sector
11 9 (1.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 8 (1.65%) Retail
13 7 (1.44%) Organisational Skills
14 5 (1.03%) Banking
15 4 (0.82%) Publishing
16 3 (0.62%) Automotive
16 3 (0.62%) Back Office
16 3 (0.62%) Influencing Skills
17 2 (0.41%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 96 (19.75%) Analyst
2 79 (16.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 79 (16.26%) Support Engineer
3 68 (13.99%) IT Support
4 64 (13.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 56 (11.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 44 (9.05%) Support Analyst
7 41 (8.44%) Cloud Engineer
8 39 (8.02%) IT Analyst
9 38 (7.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 37 (7.61%) IT Engineer
11 31 (6.38%) IT Support Analyst
12 30 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 26 (5.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 26 (5.35%) Applications Engineer
14 25 (5.14%) Field Engineer
15 24 (4.94%) Field Service Engineer
16 23 (4.73%) Service Analyst
16 23 (4.73%) Service Desk Analyst
17 22 (4.53%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.85%) OAuth
1 9 (1.85%) OAuth2
1 9 (1.85%) OpenID
1 9 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
1 9 (1.85%) SAML
2 7 (1.44%) LDAP
3 6 (1.23%) .NET
4 4 (0.82%) Java RMI
5 3 (0.62%) REST
6 2 (0.41%) ARM Templates
6 2 (0.41%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.21%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.21%) COM
7 1 (0.21%) CSS
7 1 (0.21%) HTML
7 1 (0.21%) Middleware
7 1 (0.21%) React
7 1 (0.21%) XML
7 1 (0.21%) XMPP
7 1 (0.21%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 83 (17.08%) Data Centre
2 53 (10.91%) Replication
3 33 (6.79%) Management Information System
4 31 (6.38%) PKI
5 25 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (4.32%) Clustering
6 21 (4.32%) Enterprise Storage
7 16 (3.29%) Biotechnology
8 13 (2.67%) NHS
9 12 (2.47%) EMC VNX
10 11 (2.26%) Cloud Native
11 8 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (1.65%) EPoS
11 8 (1.65%) Handset
12 6 (1.23%) User Experience
13 5 (1.03%) Driving Licence
13 5 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.03%) Life Science
14 4 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
15 3 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 361 (74.28%) Windows
2 233 (47.94%) Windows Server
3 98 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 93 (19.14%) Windows 10
5 59 (12.14%) Windows Server 2016
6 43 (8.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (8.85%) Windows Server 2019
7 36 (7.41%) Linux
8 28 (5.76%) Android
8 28 (5.76%) Windows 7
9 18 (3.70%) Mac OS
9 18 (3.70%) Mac OS X
10 13 (2.67%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.85%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.03%) Unix
13 4 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.62%) CentOS
15 2 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (35.60%) ITIL
2 119 (24.49%) Problem-Solving
3 90 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 64 (13.17%) Service Delivery
5 56 (11.52%) Incident Management
6 54 (11.11%) Service Management
7 52 (10.70%) Identity Management
8 44 (9.05%) ITSM
9 41 (8.44%) Change Management
10 40 (8.23%) Migration
11 39 (8.02%) Problem Management
12 38 (7.82%) Information Security
13 29 (5.97%) Agile
14 28 (5.76%) Computer Science
14 28 (5.76%) Mentoring
15 25 (5.14%) IT Strategy
16 24 (4.94%) Data Protection
17 23 (4.73%) DevOps
17 23 (4.73%) Project Management
18 22 (4.53%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 103 (21.19%) PowerShell
2 72 (14.81%) SQL
3 10 (2.06%) Python
3 10 (2.06%) VB
4 9 (1.85%) Bash
4 9 (1.85%) Groovy
5 5 (1.03%) C
6 4 (0.82%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.21%) AppleScript
7 1 (0.21%) C#
7 1 (0.21%) Java
7 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.21%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 84 (17.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (13.17%) MCSE
3 47 (9.67%) Degree
4 46 (9.47%) MCSA
5 38 (7.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 33 (6.79%) Security Cleared
7 27 (5.56%) SC Cleared
8 25 (5.14%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (4.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 21 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (3.70%) CCNP
12 17 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (3.09%) CCNA
14 7 (1.44%) CISSP
15 6 (1.23%) MCP
15 6 (1.23%) NCDA
16 5 (1.03%) AWS Certification
16 5 (1.03%) DV Cleared
17 2 (0.41%) CCA
17 2 (0.41%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (15.02%) SLA
2 20 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (1.65%) GDPR
5 7 (1.44%) QA
6 5 (1.03%) NCSC
7 3 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.62%) GxP
7 3 (0.62%) NIST
8 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 127 (26.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (11.52%) Hyper-V
3 39 (8.02%) VMware ESXi
4 37 (7.61%) vSphere
5 25 (5.14%) Virtual Servers
6 22 (4.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 21 (4.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 15 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (2.47%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.03%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.82%) NFS
11 4 (0.82%) vCloud
12 3 (0.62%) Firmware
13 2 (0.41%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.41%) KVM
13 2 (0.41%) XenApp
14 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 89 (18.31%) SCCM
2 48 (9.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (6.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 24 (4.94%) Single Sign-On
5 22 (4.53%) SCOM
6 19 (3.91%) vCenter Server
7 16 (3.29%) Microsoft Clustering
7 16 (3.29%) SCVMM
8 13 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (2.67%) Terraform
9 12 (2.47%) SCOrch
10 11 (2.26%) WSUS
11 9 (1.85%) Consul
11 9 (1.85%) Packer
12 7 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (1.23%) Jamf Pro
14 4 (0.82%) WMI
15 3 (0.62%) AirWatch
15 3 (0.62%) FortiGate
15 3 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 344 (70.78%) Microsoft
2 153 (31.48%) VMware
3 73 (15.02%) Citrix
4 65 (13.37%) Cisco
5 36 (7.41%) Veeam
6 30 (6.17%) Apple
6 30 (6.17%) NetApp
7 28 (5.76%) ServiceNow
8 21 (4.32%) Remedy
9 18 (3.70%) HP
9 18 (3.70%) Oracle
10 16 (3.29%) Brocade
11 13 (2.67%) Symantec
12 12 (2.47%) 3PAR
12 12 (2.47%) EMC
12 12 (2.47%) jetNEXUS
12 12 (2.47%) Rackspace
12 12 (2.47%) Sophos
13 9 (1.85%) Google
14 8 (1.65%) CloudEndure