Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 22 41
Rank change year-on-year 0 +19 0
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 577 876 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 9.38% 9.28% 6.20%
As % of the System Software category 55.48% 53.64% 48.25%
Number of salaries quoted 470 623 663
East of England median annual salary £34,250 £33,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.79% -2.94% -0.73%
10th Percentile £21,750 £22,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -1.33% +4.17% +2.86%

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 1,040 1,633 1,515
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.90% 17.29% 12.86%
Number of salaries quoted 848 1,237 1,248
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +7.78%
10th Percentile £24,588 £23,000 £23,851
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,875
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020. 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 -4 219 £30,000 -14.29% 65
Cambridgeshire +20 180 £40,000 +25.00% 57
Essex -4 89 £30,000 +20.00% 21
Bedfordshire -10 56 £51,000 -15.00% 10
Suffolk +8 19 £45,000 +71.43% 9
Norfolk -16 14 £35,000 - 9
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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.

1 419 (72.62%) Windows
2 369 (63.95%) Microsoft
3 274 (47.49%) Office 365
4 273 (47.31%) Windows Server
5 231 (40.03%) VMware
6 189 (32.76%) Azure
7 148 (25.65%) Hyper-V
8 144 (24.96%) VMware Infrastructure
9 139 (24.09%) Firewall
10 135 (23.40%) ITIL
11 129 (22.36%) MS Exchange
12 126 (21.84%) Microsoft Office
13 114 (19.76%) DNS
14 110 (19.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 108 (18.72%) Windows Server 2012
16 103 (17.85%) Windows 10
17 102 (17.68%) Windows Server 2008
18 91 (15.77%) Linux
19 90 (15.60%) SCCM
20 83 (14.38%) PowerShell
21 80 (13.86%) DHCP
22 79 (13.69%) Citrix
23 75 (13.00%) SLA
24 73 (12.65%) TCP/IP
25 68 (11.79%) LAN
25 68 (11.79%) SQL
25 68 (11.79%) SQL Server
25 68 (11.79%) AWS
26 67 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2010
27 65 (11.27%) Finance

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
1 129 (22.36%) MS Exchange
2 67 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (9.53%) SharePoint
4 46 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 41 (7.11%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.56%) Apache
6 9 (1.56%) JBoss
7 6 (1.04%) IIS
8 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.35%) nginx
11 1 (0.17%) Confluence
11 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.17%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 126 (21.84%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Elite 3E
1 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 274 (47.49%) Office 365
2 189 (32.76%) Azure
3 68 (11.79%) AWS
4 28 (4.85%) OneDrive
5 24 (4.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 22 (3.81%) IaaS
6 22 (3.81%) SaaS
7 16 (2.77%) Mimecast
8 11 (1.91%) GCP
9 8 (1.39%) PaaS
10 3 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.35%) GitHub
11 2 (0.35%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.35%) Serverless
11 2 (0.35%) Stackdriver
11 2 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 139 (24.09%) Firewall
2 114 (19.76%) DNS
3 80 (13.86%) DHCP
4 73 (12.65%) TCP/IP
5 68 (11.79%) LAN
6 60 (10.40%) WAN
7 59 (10.23%) Skype
8 40 (6.93%) Remote Desktop
9 34 (5.89%) VLAN
10 27 (4.68%) VPN
11 26 (4.51%) VoIP
12 23 (3.99%) Wireless
13 21 (3.64%) Internet
13 21 (3.64%) NetScaler
14 20 (3.47%) SSL
15 13 (2.25%) SAN
16 12 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (2.08%) Wireshark
17 10 (1.73%) BGP
18 8 (1.39%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.29%) Relational Database
3 17 (2.95%) SQL Server 2016
4 14 (2.43%) RDBMS
5 10 (1.73%) GIS
6 8 (1.39%) Geospatial Data
6 8 (1.39%) JasperReports
6 8 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.35%) MySQL
8 2 (0.35%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.17%) Big Data
9 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (3.12%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.60%) MSI
3 14 (2.43%) JIRA
4 8 (1.39%) Ant
4 8 (1.39%) ClearQuest
4 8 (1.39%) CruiseControl
4 8 (1.39%) FishEye
4 8 (1.39%) Hudson
4 8 (1.39%) JUnit
4 8 (1.39%) Maven
4 8 (1.39%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.69%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.17%) Subversion
7 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 65 (11.27%) Finance
2 30 (5.20%) Telecoms
3 29 (5.03%) Manufacturing
4 28 (4.85%) Public Sector
5 20 (3.47%) Marketing
6 18 (3.12%) Retail
7 15 (2.60%) Electronics
8 6 (1.04%) Police
9 5 (0.87%) Automotive
10 3 (0.52%) Advertising
10 3 (0.52%) Law
11 2 (0.35%) Legal
11 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (20.97%) Analyst
2 114 (19.76%) IT Support
3 89 (15.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 82 (14.21%) 2nd Line Support
5 72 (12.48%) Support Engineer
6 58 (10.05%) Consultant
7 48 (8.32%) IT Engineer
8 42 (7.28%) Service Desk Support
9 39 (6.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 39 (6.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 39 (6.76%) Service Desk Technician
10 37 (6.41%) Support Technician
11 36 (6.24%) IT Support Engineer
12 34 (5.89%) Service Analyst
12 34 (5.89%) Service Desk Analyst
12 34 (5.89%) Support Analyst
13 33 (5.72%) IT Analyst
14 31 (5.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 30 (5.20%) IT Technician
16 29 (5.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.95%) REST
2 14 (2.43%) LDAP
2 14 (2.43%) Web Services
3 11 (1.91%) .NET
4 10 (1.73%) CSS
4 10 (1.73%) JSON
5 9 (1.56%) WSH
6 8 (1.39%) Ajax
6 8 (1.39%) Apache Flex
6 8 (1.39%) AWT
6 8 (1.39%) GWT
6 8 (1.39%) Hibernate
6 8 (1.39%) J2EE
6 8 (1.39%) JMS
6 8 (1.39%) Middleware
6 8 (1.39%) SOAP
6 8 (1.39%) Spring
6 8 (1.39%) Swing
7 7 (1.21%) SAML
8 4 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 64 (11.09%) Data Centre
2 48 (8.32%) Management Information System
3 32 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.81%) Driving Licence
5 20 (3.47%) Clustering
6 15 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (2.43%) Fat Client
7 14 (2.43%) NHS
7 14 (2.43%) Thin Client
8 12 (2.08%) Replication
9 11 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.56%) EMC VNX
10 9 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.56%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (1.39%) PKI
12 7 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (1.04%) CCTV
13 6 (1.04%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.04%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 419 (72.62%) Windows
2 273 (47.31%) Windows Server
3 108 (18.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 103 (17.85%) Windows 10
5 102 (17.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (15.77%) Linux
7 56 (9.71%) Windows 7
8 22 (3.81%) Mac OS X
8 22 (3.81%) Windows 8
9 16 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (2.43%) Android
11 12 (2.08%) Unix
12 9 (1.56%) Mac OS
13 8 (1.39%) AIX
13 8 (1.39%) Windows XP
14 7 (1.21%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.69%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.35%) CentOS
17 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (23.40%) ITIL
2 110 (19.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 62 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
4 44 (7.63%) Information Security
5 41 (7.11%) Incident Management
6 40 (6.93%) Cybersecurity
6 40 (6.93%) Migration
6 40 (6.93%) Vulnerability Management
7 37 (6.41%) Patch Management
8 34 (5.89%) Disaster Recovery
8 34 (5.89%) Service Delivery
9 30 (5.20%) Service Management
10 28 (4.85%) Mentoring
10 28 (4.85%) Problem Management
11 27 (4.68%) Security Operations
12 26 (4.51%) ITSM
13 23 (3.99%) Data Migration
14 22 (3.81%) Identity Management
14 22 (3.81%) Project Delivery
15 21 (3.64%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (14.38%) PowerShell
2 68 (11.79%) SQL
3 23 (3.99%) Java
4 17 (2.95%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.60%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.91%) Python
6 11 (1.91%) VBScript
7 10 (1.73%) C#
8 8 (1.39%) Java 8
8 8 (1.39%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.21%) C
9 7 (1.21%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.04%) Perl
11 2 (0.35%) PHP
11 2 (0.35%) VBA
12 1 (0.17%) Ruby
12 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (8.32%) Degree
1 48 (8.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (7.11%) Security Cleared
3 39 (6.76%) SC Cleared
4 27 (4.68%) MCSA
5 24 (4.16%) MCSE
6 23 (3.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (3.64%) MCP
8 19 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (3.12%) CCNA
10 16 (2.77%) VCP4
11 12 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.73%) A+ Certification
13 8 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (1.21%) GCIH
14 7 (1.21%) JNCIE
14 7 (1.21%) JNCIP
14 7 (1.21%) JNCIS
15 6 (1.04%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (13.00%) SLA
2 35 (6.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (3.64%) Cyber Essentials
4 19 (3.29%) PCI DSS
5 18 (3.12%) COBIT
6 5 (0.87%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.69%) GDPR
8 3 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 148 (25.65%) Hyper-V
2 144 (24.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (6.76%) XenApp
4 26 (4.51%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (3.99%) vSphere
6 21 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
7 19 (3.29%) Terminal Services
8 18 (3.12%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (1.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.87%) Snort
12 5 (0.87%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.69%) Firmware
13 4 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.69%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.52%) Docker
15 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 90 (15.60%) SCCM
2 29 (5.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 24 (4.16%) WSUS
4 20 (3.47%) Microsoft Intune
4 20 (3.47%) SCOrch
5 18 (3.12%) Nessus
6 13 (2.25%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (1.73%) Puppet
8 9 (1.56%) Ansible
8 9 (1.56%) Backup Exec
8 9 (1.56%) HP Data Protector
8 9 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.87%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.87%) FTK
11 5 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.87%) SCOM
Vendors
1 369 (63.95%) Microsoft
2 231 (40.03%) VMware
3 79 (13.69%) Citrix
4 58 (10.05%) Cisco
5 43 (7.45%) Veeam
6 37 (6.41%) HP
7 29 (5.03%) Symantec
8 22 (3.81%) Apple
9 21 (3.64%) CommVault
10 20 (3.47%) Google
11 19 (3.29%) Palo Alto
12 18 (3.12%) Qualys
12 18 (3.12%) SAP
12 18 (3.12%) ServiceNow
13 14 (2.43%) Dell
14 12 (2.08%) EMC
14 12 (2.08%) Ivanti
14 12 (2.08%) Mitel
14 12 (2.08%) Zscaler
15 10 (1.73%) IBM