Period
to 25 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 24 29
Rank change year-on-year -10 +5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 3,671 8,606 9,943
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 6.33% 7.45% 7.05%
As % of the System Software category 33.86% 43.16% 44.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3,605 7,624 8,679
Median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.33% -1.32% +4.11%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £73,250 £67,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% - +4.17%

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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10,841 19,938 22,159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.69% 17.26% 15.71%
Number of salaries quoted 9,152 16,570 18,307
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in England

Active Directory
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in England

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in England over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in England

Active Directory
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 25 January 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
London -12 1,249 £55,000 +29.41% 173
South East -3 774 £40,000 +17.65% 139
North of England -6 655 £35,000 - 184
Midlands -6 430 £35,933 -2.89% 99
South West -18 320 £35,000 +7.69% 56
Yorkshire -5 298 £28,000 -15.15% 63
North West -18 261 £38,500 +10.00% 103
West Midlands -11 246 £37,500 - 47
East of England -3 206 £31,500 -10.00% 33
East Midlands +4 184 £34,500 -1.43% 52
North East +28 96 £40,000 +8.11% 18
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 England region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 2,746 (74.80%) Windows
2 2,234 (60.86%) Microsoft
3 1,934 (52.68%) Office 365
4 1,782 (48.54%) Azure
5 1,580 (43.04%) Windows Server
6 1,495 (40.72%) VMware
7 951 (25.91%) DNS
8 926 (25.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 893 (24.33%) Windows 10
10 793 (21.60%) Firewall
11 781 (21.27%) PowerShell
12 750 (20.43%) ITIL
13 711 (19.37%) DHCP
14 702 (19.12%) Azure Active Directory
15 669 (18.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 650 (17.71%) Hyper-V
17 620 (16.89%) SCCM
18 600 (16.34%) Cisco
19 580 (15.80%) Citrix
20 547 (14.90%) SQL
21 546 (14.87%) MS Exchange
22 545 (14.85%) Windows Server 2012
23 528 (14.38%) AWS
24 502 (13.67%) SQL Server
25 501 (13.65%) SharePoint
26 478 (13.02%) Microsoft Office
27 459 (12.50%) Linux
28 458 (12.48%) Windows Server 2016
29 450 (12.26%) TCP/IP
30 441 (12.01%) WAN

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 546 (14.87%) MS Exchange
2 501 (13.65%) SharePoint
3 157 (4.28%) IIS
4 127 (3.46%) Skype for Business
5 111 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 105 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 82 (2.23%) Confluence
8 34 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (0.52%) CMS
10 17 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
11 16 (0.44%) Apache
12 11 (0.30%) Drupal
12 11 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.19%) IBM Notes
15 7 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.19%) WordPress
16 6 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 478 (13.02%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.49%) AutoCAD
5 18 (0.49%) Revit
6 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 24 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 11 (0.30%) Sentinel
2 11 (0.30%) Workfront
3 8 (0.22%) iTrent
3 8 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
3 8 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.16%) Quorum
5 5 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.11%) Eikon
6 4 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.054%) Tradar
8 2 (0.054%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.027%) BASE24
9 1 (0.027%) Relativity
9 1 (0.027%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.027%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1,934 (52.68%) Office 365
2 1,782 (48.54%) Azure
3 702 (19.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 528 (14.38%) AWS
5 271 (7.38%) IaaS
6 223 (6.07%) PaaS
7 174 (4.74%) SaaS
8 159 (4.33%) OneDrive
9 97 (2.64%) Serverless
10 86 (2.34%) Power Platform
11 78 (2.12%) Mimecast
12 71 (1.93%) Azure Functions
13 49 (1.33%) GCP
14 46 (1.25%) G Suite
15 33 (0.90%) Route 53
16 32 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
16 32 (0.87%) PowerApps
17 31 (0.84%) Logic Apps
18 30 (0.82%) GitHub
19 28 (0.76%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 951 (25.91%) DNS
2 793 (21.60%) Firewall
3 711 (19.37%) DHCP
4 450 (12.26%) TCP/IP
5 441 (12.01%) WAN
6 392 (10.68%) LAN
7 384 (10.46%) VPN
8 361 (9.83%) SAN
9 248 (6.76%) VoIP
10 222 (6.05%) VLAN
11 169 (4.60%) Skype
12 158 (4.30%) Wireless
13 150 (4.09%) Network Security
14 137 (3.73%) Wi-Fi
15 110 (3.00%) Internet
16 94 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
17 83 (2.26%) NAS
18 75 (2.04%) Unified Communications
19 60 (1.63%) MPLS
20 59 (1.61%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 502 (13.67%) SQL Server
2 79 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
3 77 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
4 57 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (1.25%) MySQL
6 43 (1.17%) Power BI
7 28 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
9 23 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (0.54%) Blockchain
11 19 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (0.49%) Big Data
12 18 (0.49%) Relational Database
13 15 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (0.38%) MongoDB
15 13 (0.35%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.30%) Hadoop
17 9 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
17 9 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 107 (2.91%) JIRA
2 106 (2.89%) Jenkins
3 81 (2.21%) Git (software)
4 33 (0.90%) Bitbucket
5 22 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 19 (0.52%) IntelliJ
7 16 (0.44%) Artifactory
8 15 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (0.38%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.35%) Gerrit
11 11 (0.30%) GitLab
11 11 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (0.25%) MSI
13 6 (0.16%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.16%) Gradle
13 6 (0.16%) Maven
14 5 (0.14%) Bitbucket Server
14 5 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 4 (0.11%) Gatling
15 4 (0.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 437 (11.90%) Finance
2 132 (3.60%) Telecoms
3 117 (3.19%) Public Sector
4 103 (2.81%) Banking
5 99 (2.70%) Law
6 81 (2.21%) Legal
6 81 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 61 (1.66%) Marketing
8 48 (1.31%) Electronics
9 47 (1.28%) Retail
10 25 (0.68%) Aerospace
11 20 (0.54%) Back Office
12 19 (0.52%) Advertising
13 18 (0.49%) French Language
13 18 (0.49%) Military
14 15 (0.41%) Local Government
15 14 (0.38%) Automotive
15 14 (0.38%) Publishing
16 13 (0.35%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 572 (15.58%) Analyst
2 566 (15.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 525 (14.30%) Support Engineer
4 365 (9.94%) IT Support
5 360 (9.81%) IT Engineer
6 260 (7.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 236 (6.43%) Support Analyst
8 225 (6.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 191 (5.20%) Service Analyst
10 189 (5.15%) Architect
11 184 (5.01%) Azure Engineer
12 179 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
13 175 (4.77%) Service Desk Analyst
14 173 (4.71%) IT Analyst
15 172 (4.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 156 (4.25%) IT Support Engineer
17 139 (3.79%) Consultant
18 138 (3.76%) Administrator
19 137 (3.73%) Systems Engineer
20 131 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (3.19%) Web Services
2 90 (2.45%) .NET
3 69 (1.88%) SAML
4 63 (1.72%) LDAP
5 59 (1.61%) OAuth
6 36 (0.98%) HTML
7 35 (0.95%) YAML
8 32 (0.87%) JSON
9 31 (0.84%) XML
10 22 (0.60%) CSS
10 22 (0.60%) REST
11 19 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
11 19 (0.52%) Spring Boot
12 18 (0.49%) OpenID
13 17 (0.46%) .NET Core
13 17 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (0.38%) RESTful
14 14 (0.38%) XMPP
15 13 (0.35%) AngularJS
15 13 (0.35%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 242 (6.59%) Data Centre
2 221 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 203 (5.53%) Management Information System
4 128 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
5 121 (3.30%) Public Cloud
6 102 (2.78%) Replication
7 93 (2.53%) Driving Licence
8 89 (2.42%) Clustering
9 65 (1.77%) PKI
10 58 (1.58%) Private Cloud
11 55 (1.50%) Cyberthreat
12 51 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
12 51 (1.39%) User Experience
13 45 (1.23%) Smartphone
14 44 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
15 37 (1.01%) Fat Client
15 37 (1.01%) Thin Client
15 37 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
16 33 (0.90%) iPhone
17 32 (0.87%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,746 (74.80%) Windows
2 1,580 (43.04%) Windows Server
3 893 (24.33%) Windows 10
4 545 (14.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 459 (12.50%) Linux
6 458 (12.48%) Windows Server 2016
7 288 (7.85%) Windows 7
7 288 (7.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 266 (7.25%) Windows Server 2019
9 103 (2.81%) Android
10 100 (2.72%) Unix
11 76 (2.07%) Windows 8
12 73 (1.99%) Mac OS
13 72 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 63 (1.72%) CentOS
15 56 (1.53%) Mac OS X
16 39 (1.06%) Apple iOS
17 36 (0.98%) VMS
18 35 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
19 32 (0.87%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 750 (20.43%) ITIL
2 669 (18.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 421 (11.47%) Problem-Solving
4 345 (9.40%) DevOps
5 251 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 241 (6.56%) Migration
7 237 (6.46%) Agile Software Development
8 212 (5.77%) Service Management
9 200 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
10 190 (5.18%) Information Security
11 171 (4.66%) Configuration Management
12 170 (4.63%) Service Delivery
13 166 (4.52%) Project Delivery
14 164 (4.47%) Identity Access Management
15 161 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
16 154 (4.20%) Project Management
17 146 (3.98%) Mentoring
18 142 (3.87%) Change Management
19 135 (3.68%) Incident Management
20 112 (3.05%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 781 (21.27%) PowerShell
2 547 (14.90%) SQL
3 161 (4.39%) Python
4 96 (2.62%) Bash Shell
5 72 (1.96%) Java
6 68 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 59 (1.61%) C#
8 51 (1.39%) Perl
9 39 (1.06%) C
10 37 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 30 (0.82%) Ruby
12 27 (0.74%) VBScript
13 26 (0.71%) C++
14 23 (0.63%) Shell Script
15 20 (0.54%) VB
15 20 (0.54%) VB.NET
16 16 (0.44%) Groovy
17 11 (0.30%) PHP
18 6 (0.16%) VBA
19 4 (0.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 403 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 249 (6.78%) Degree
3 245 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 238 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
5 217 (5.91%) MCSE
6 188 (5.12%) SC Cleared
7 182 (4.96%) CCNA
8 156 (4.25%) MCSA
9 103 (2.81%) CISSP
10 88 (2.40%) MCP
11 78 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
12 68 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 67 (1.83%) CISM
14 66 (1.80%) CCNP
15 57 (1.55%) MCITP
16 48 (1.31%) DV Cleared
17 35 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
18 34 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 29 (0.79%) A+ Certification
20 23 (0.63%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 322 (8.77%) SLA
2 129 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 108 (2.94%) GDPR
4 65 (1.77%) NIST
5 44 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 36 (0.98%) PCI DSS
7 31 (0.84%) QA
8 25 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 13 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 9 (0.25%) PMO
10 9 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.16%) COBIT
12 6 (0.16%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.14%) BS25999
14 4 (0.11%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.11%) NCSC
15 3 (0.082%) NIST 800
16 2 (0.054%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 2 (0.054%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 926 (25.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 650 (17.71%) Hyper-V
3 210 (5.72%) VMware ESXi
4 170 (4.63%) vSphere
5 151 (4.11%) XenApp
6 108 (2.94%) Docker
7 103 (2.81%) Virtual Servers
8 102 (2.78%) XenDesktop
9 84 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
10 66 (1.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 39 (1.06%) VMware NSX
12 38 (1.04%) Firmware
13 36 (0.98%) BitLocker
14 33 (0.90%) VMware Server
15 30 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
16 26 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
17 23 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 23 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
18 17 (0.46%) DFS Replication
19 15 (0.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 620 (16.89%) SCCM
2 383 (10.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 175 (4.77%) Ansible
3 175 (4.77%) Terraform
4 142 (3.87%) SCOM
5 107 (2.91%) Kubernetes
6 105 (2.86%) WSUS
7 94 (2.56%) Puppet
8 82 (2.23%) Single Sign-On
9 78 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
10 58 (1.58%) Microsoft Clustering
11 51 (1.39%) vCenter Server
12 46 (1.25%) Nagios
12 46 (1.25%) SCVMM
13 43 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
14 34 (0.93%) Backup Exec
15 32 (0.87%) NetBackup
16 27 (0.74%) Jamf Pro
16 27 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 25 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2,234 (60.86%) Microsoft
2 1,495 (40.72%) VMware
3 600 (16.34%) Cisco
4 580 (15.80%) Citrix
5 216 (5.88%) Veeam
6 155 (4.22%) Dell
7 146 (3.98%) HP
8 145 (3.95%) Apple
9 111 (3.02%) Oracle
10 103 (2.81%) NetApp
11 100 (2.72%) SolarWinds
12 97 (2.64%) Sophos
13 94 (2.56%) Red Hat
14 88 (2.40%) Google
15 78 (2.12%) ServiceNow
16 76 (2.07%) Symantec
17 70 (1.91%) EMC
18 68 (1.85%) McAfee
19 63 (1.72%) Meraki
20 60 (1.63%) IBM