Period
to 12 May 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 12 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > East of England
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 20 22
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2 +25
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 235 443 776
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 6.22% 9.51% 9.51%
As % of the System Software category 42.50% 51.69% 52.86%
Number of salaries quoted 173 384 619
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £22,725
25th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.29% - -
75th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +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 553 857 1,468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.63% 18.39% 17.99%
Number of salaries quoted 384 712 1,157
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,500 £23,400
25th Percentile £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 12 May 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 12 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
Hertfordshire -17 75 £36,500 +21.67% 29
Cambridgeshire -23 69 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Essex +7 54 £37,060 -1.17% 17
Bedfordshire +1 21 £30,000 +13.21% 6
Norfolk 0 11 £38,250 +10.07% 5
Suffolk +4 4 £40,750 +56.73% 1
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 12 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 East of England region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 192 (81.70%) Windows
2 174 (74.04%) Microsoft 365
3 160 (68.09%) Microsoft
4 136 (57.87%) Azure
5 116 (49.36%) Windows Server
6 110 (46.81%) VMware
7 88 (37.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 79 (33.62%) Firewall
9 67 (28.51%) Windows 10
10 61 (25.96%) SCCM
11 58 (24.68%) Hyper-V
11 58 (24.68%) MS Exchange
12 54 (22.98%) SharePoint
13 53 (22.55%) ITIL
14 50 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 48 (20.43%) Social Skills
15 48 (20.43%) Azure Active Directory
16 46 (19.57%) PowerShell
17 45 (19.15%) Microsoft Intune
18 44 (18.72%) Citrix
19 41 (17.45%) DNS
19 41 (17.45%) Problem-Solving
20 38 (16.17%) VPN
21 37 (15.74%) SLA
21 37 (15.74%) Microsoft Office
21 37 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
22 35 (14.89%) SQL
22 35 (14.89%) Linux
23 34 (14.47%) DHCP
24 32 (13.62%) Service Management

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 58 (24.68%) MS Exchange
2 54 (22.98%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (2.55%) IIS
5 3 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.28%) nginx
6 2 (0.85%) Confluence
6 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.43%) Apache
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (15.74%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) assyst
1 1 (0.43%) Sage X3
1 1 (0.43%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 174 (74.04%) Microsoft 365
2 136 (57.87%) Azure
3 48 (20.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 32 (13.62%) OneDrive
5 24 (10.21%) IaaS
6 18 (7.66%) AWS
7 16 (6.81%) Mimecast
8 13 (5.53%) SaaS
9 12 (5.11%) PaaS
10 10 (4.26%) Azure Functions
10 10 (4.26%) Azure Service Bus
10 10 (4.26%) Serverless
11 8 (3.40%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (2.55%) Google Play
13 3 (1.28%) AWS CodeCommit
13 3 (1.28%) Power Platform
13 3 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.85%) Google Workspace
15 1 (0.43%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 79 (33.62%) Firewall
2 41 (17.45%) DNS
3 38 (16.17%) VPN
4 34 (14.47%) DHCP
5 26 (11.06%) Skype
6 25 (10.64%) NetScaler
7 22 (9.36%) WAN
8 21 (8.94%) VoIP
9 17 (7.23%) VLAN
9 17 (7.23%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (5.11%) LAN
10 12 (5.11%) SAN
11 8 (3.40%) TCP/IP
12 7 (2.98%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (2.98%) Wireless
13 6 (2.55%) Network Security
14 2 (0.85%) Asterisk PBX
14 2 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
14 2 (0.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.43%) Power BI
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.28%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.28%) Subversion
3 2 (0.85%) JIRA
4 1 (0.43%) GitLab
4 1 (0.43%) Hudson
4 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (20.43%) Social Skills
2 18 (7.66%) Documentation Skills
3 16 (6.81%) Presentation Skills
4 11 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.83%) Law
6 8 (3.40%) Finance
7 6 (2.55%) Organisational Skills
8 4 (1.70%) Back Office
9 3 (1.28%) Legal
10 2 (0.85%) Games
10 2 (0.85%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (20.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (15.32%) Analyst
3 34 (14.47%) Support Engineer
4 24 (10.21%) Architect
5 19 (8.09%) Service Analyst
5 19 (8.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 17 (7.23%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (7.23%) Team Leader
7 16 (6.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 16 (6.81%) Digital Architect
7 16 (6.81%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 16 (6.81%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (5.96%) Help Desk Support
8 14 (5.96%) IT Engineer
9 13 (5.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 13 (5.53%) Support Analyst
10 12 (5.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 12 (5.11%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (5.11%) IT Support
11 11 (4.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.26%) REST
2 6 (2.55%) Web Services
3 3 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.85%) SAML
5 1 (0.43%) ADO
5 1 (0.43%) ADSI
5 1 (0.43%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.64%) Public Cloud
2 12 (5.11%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.83%) Driving Licence
4 8 (3.40%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.98%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.70%) Replication
7 4 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.28%) Clustering
8 3 (1.28%) PKI
9 2 (0.85%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.85%) FMCG
9 2 (0.85%) Life Science
9 2 (0.85%) User Experience
10 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.43%) CMDB
10 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.43%) iPhone
10 1 (0.43%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 192 (81.70%) Windows
2 116 (49.36%) Windows Server
3 67 (28.51%) Windows 10
4 37 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (14.89%) Linux
6 31 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (12.34%) Windows 7
8 27 (11.49%) Windows Server 2019
9 22 (9.36%) Windows Server 2016
10 18 (7.66%) Android
11 9 (3.83%) Windows 8
12 8 (3.40%) Mac OS X
13 5 (2.13%) Mac OS
13 5 (2.13%) Ubuntu
13 5 (2.13%) Unix
14 3 (1.28%) CentOS
14 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (22.55%) ITIL
2 50 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 41 (17.45%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (13.62%) Service Management
5 27 (11.49%) Migration
6 17 (7.23%) ITSM
7 16 (6.81%) Requirements Gathering
7 16 (6.81%) Strategic Roadmap
7 16 (6.81%) Technology Roadmap
8 15 (6.38%) Change Management
8 15 (6.38%) Line Management
8 15 (6.38%) Service Delivery
9 14 (5.96%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (5.96%) DevOps
10 12 (5.11%) Project Delivery
10 12 (5.11%) Ticket Management
11 11 (4.68%) Identity Access Management
12 10 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (4.26%) Software Licensing
12 10 (4.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (19.57%) PowerShell
2 35 (14.89%) SQL
3 13 (5.53%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.70%) Python
5 3 (1.28%) Groovy
6 1 (0.43%) C
6 1 (0.43%) Perl
6 1 (0.43%) PHP
6 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (6.81%) MCSA
3 13 (5.53%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (4.26%) CCNA
5 10 (4.26%) Degree
6 6 (2.55%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.70%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.28%) CCENT
9 3 (1.28%) MCITP
9 3 (1.28%) MCSE
10 2 (0.85%) CCNP
10 2 (0.85%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.85%) MCP
10 2 (0.85%) VCP6
11 1 (0.43%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (15.74%) SLA
2 5 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) GDPR
3 1 (0.43%) NIST
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 88 (37.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (24.68%) Hyper-V
3 11 (4.68%) vSphere
4 10 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (3.83%) XenApp
6 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (3.40%) Xen
7 7 (2.98%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.85%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.43%) Docker
11 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 61 (25.96%) SCCM
2 45 (19.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (4.26%) Ansible
4 7 (2.98%) AirWatch
5 6 (2.55%) PaperCut
5 6 (2.55%) Terraform
6 5 (2.13%) WSUS
7 4 (1.70%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.28%) Consul
8 3 (1.28%) Puppet
8 3 (1.28%) SCOM
9 2 (0.85%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.85%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.85%) Nagios
9 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.85%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.85%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 160 (68.09%) Microsoft
2 110 (46.81%) VMware
3 44 (18.72%) Citrix
4 27 (11.49%) Cisco
5 26 (11.06%) Veeam
6 23 (9.79%) Sophos
7 17 (7.23%) Ivanti
8 13 (5.53%) NetApp
9 10 (4.26%) HP
10 9 (3.83%) Apple
11 8 (3.40%) Google
12 7 (2.98%) McAfee
12 7 (2.98%) Oracle
13 6 (2.55%) Avaya
13 6 (2.55%) BMC
13 6 (2.55%) ServiceNow
14 5 (2.13%) WatchGuard
15 4 (1.70%) ConnectWise
15 4 (1.70%) Dell
15 4 (1.70%) MobileIron