Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > England
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 34 32
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 9,697 10,397 10,836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 7.41% 6.59% 6.54%
As % of the System Software category 42.31% 44.74% 51.06%
Number of salaries quoted 8,309 8,801 9,453
England median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

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 22,918 23,241 21,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.52% 14.73% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 18,792 18,911 17,959
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in England

Active Directory
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory in England.

Salary trend for Active Directory in England

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in England over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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 -3 3,366 £42,500 - 428
South East +2 1,924 £35,000 +7.69% 430
North of England +13 1,685 £34,000 +4.62% 378
Midlands +6 1,107 £37,500 +15.38% 241
North West +11 876 £35,000 +9.38% 212
South West +24 873 £37,500 +15.38% 199
Yorkshire +5 721 £32,500 -7.14% 139
West Midlands +8 714 £37,500 +15.38% 135
East of England +12 694 £33,500 -4.29% 149
East Midlands +8 392 £37,500 +17.19% 106
North East +23 92 £36,500 +26.96% 27
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 7,519 (77.54%) Windows
2 5,636 (58.12%) Microsoft
3 4,629 (47.74%) Office 365
4 4,039 (41.65%) Windows Server
5 3,680 (37.95%) VMware
6 3,090 (31.87%) Azure
7 2,521 (26.00%) Windows 10
8 2,353 (24.27%) DNS
9 2,327 (24.00%) ITIL
10 2,281 (23.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2,094 (21.59%) MS Exchange
12 2,083 (21.48%) Microsoft Office
13 1,959 (20.20%) DHCP
14 1,896 (19.55%) Firewall
15 1,893 (19.52%) Hyper-V
16 1,889 (19.48%) Citrix
17 1,803 (18.59%) Windows Server 2012
18 1,796 (18.52%) PowerShell
19 1,787 (18.43%) Windows 7
20 1,753 (18.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 1,737 (17.91%) Cisco
22 1,628 (16.79%) SCCM
23 1,384 (14.27%) Microsoft Certification
24 1,374 (14.17%) SQL
25 1,325 (13.66%) Windows Server 2008
26 1,308 (13.49%) Finance
27 1,216 (12.54%) SQL Server
28 1,212 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
29 1,203 (12.41%) TCP/IP
30 1,187 (12.24%) 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 2,094 (21.59%) MS Exchange
2 966 (9.96%) SharePoint
3 647 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 582 (6.00%) Skype for Business
5 531 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 447 (4.61%) IIS
7 102 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 97 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 96 (0.99%) Apache
10 90 (0.93%) Confluence
11 71 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
12 69 (0.71%) IBM Notes
13 64 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
14 59 (0.61%) CMS
15 50 (0.52%) Tomcat
16 46 (0.47%) SAS
17 34 (0.35%) OpenStack
18 27 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
19 25 (0.26%) JBoss
20 23 (0.24%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2,083 (21.48%) Microsoft Office
2 190 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 119 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 101 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 61 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 25 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 13 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.062%) CINEMA 4D
8 6 (0.062%) Maya
8 6 (0.062%) MODO
8 6 (0.062%) NUKE
9 4 (0.041%) FileZilla
10 3 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.021%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 2 (0.021%) PTC Creo
11 2 (0.021%) Revit
11 2 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.010%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 86 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 25 (0.26%) Elite 3E
4 22 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 22 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
5 20 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 13 (0.13%) Carpe Diem
7 11 (0.11%) Sage X3
8 10 (0.10%) Sage 200
8 10 (0.10%) Workfront
9 9 (0.093%) Exchequer
10 8 (0.082%) assyst
10 8 (0.082%) Eikon
10 8 (0.082%) Q-Pulse
11 7 (0.072%) NetSuite
11 7 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
11 7 (0.072%) Sage CRM
12 6 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 5 (0.052%) Odoo
14 4 (0.041%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4,629 (47.74%) Office 365
2 3,090 (31.87%) Azure
3 1,056 (10.89%) AWS
4 981 (10.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 379 (3.91%) IaaS
6 277 (2.86%) OneDrive
7 251 (2.59%) PaaS
8 241 (2.49%) SaaS
9 121 (1.25%) GCP
10 114 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
11 108 (1.11%) Mimecast
11 108 (1.11%) Serverless
12 82 (0.85%) G Suite
13 76 (0.78%) Power Platform
14 64 (0.66%) Amazon S3
15 63 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
15 63 (0.65%) Azure Stack
16 61 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
17 60 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 58 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2,353 (24.27%) DNS
2 1,959 (20.20%) DHCP
3 1,896 (19.55%) Firewall
4 1,203 (12.41%) TCP/IP
5 1,187 (12.24%) WAN
6 1,167 (12.03%) LAN
7 907 (9.35%) VPN
8 805 (8.30%) SAN
9 688 (7.09%) Skype
10 645 (6.65%) VoIP
11 508 (5.24%) Wireless
12 458 (4.72%) VLAN
13 302 (3.11%) Network Security
14 295 (3.04%) Internet
15 263 (2.71%) NAS
16 241 (2.49%) Remote Desktop
17 229 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
18 202 (2.08%) Unified Communications
19 179 (1.85%) NetScaler
20 158 (1.63%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,216 (12.54%) SQL Server
2 152 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 92 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 83 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 81 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
6 77 (0.79%) MySQL
7 75 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 68 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
9 60 (0.62%) Power BI
10 54 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
11 47 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
12 46 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
13 40 (0.41%) Relational Database
14 39 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
15 35 (0.36%) RDBMS
16 33 (0.34%) GIS
17 32 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
18 31 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 24 (0.25%) Big Data
20 23 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 184 (1.90%) JIRA
2 180 (1.86%) Git (software)
3 131 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 122 (1.26%) Visual Studio
5 106 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
6 97 (1.00%) MSI
7 89 (0.92%) TeamCity
8 67 (0.69%) InstallShield
9 62 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
10 57 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 49 (0.51%) Bitbucket Server
11 49 (0.51%) NUnit
12 47 (0.48%) Subversion
13 46 (0.47%) JUnit
14 44 (0.45%) Zephyr
15 41 (0.42%) SpecFlow
15 41 (0.42%) TestRail
16 39 (0.40%) Cucumber
17 35 (0.36%) AdminStudio
18 31 (0.32%) GitLab
General
1 1,308 (13.49%) Finance
2 326 (3.36%) Public Sector
3 289 (2.98%) Retail
4 267 (2.75%) Law
5 252 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 232 (2.39%) Legal
7 185 (1.91%) Banking
8 157 (1.62%) Marketing
9 156 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 70 (0.72%) Aerospace
11 61 (0.63%) Back Office
12 60 (0.62%) Advertising
13 53 (0.55%) Games
14 42 (0.43%) Publishing
15 41 (0.42%) Electronics
16 27 (0.28%) Military
17 23 (0.24%) Financial Institution
18 21 (0.22%) Automotive
19 16 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
20 15 (0.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2,098 (21.64%) Analyst
2 1,433 (14.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1,369 (14.12%) Support Engineer
4 1,243 (12.82%) IT Support
5 1,069 (11.02%) Support Analyst
6 883 (9.11%) IT Engineer
7 818 (8.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 666 (6.87%) IT Analyst
9 602 (6.21%) Service Analyst
10 575 (5.93%) Service Desk Analyst
11 521 (5.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 486 (5.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 483 (4.98%) IT Support Engineer
14 455 (4.69%) IT Support Analyst
15 433 (4.47%) Architect
16 423 (4.36%) Administrator
17 380 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 363 (3.74%) Desktop Support
19 359 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
19 359 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (2.90%) .NET
2 249 (2.57%) Web Services
3 186 (1.92%) JSON
4 173 (1.78%) LDAP
5 97 (1.00%) HTML
6 92 (0.95%) XML
7 84 (0.87%) CSS
8 82 (0.85%) SAML
9 73 (0.75%) ASP.NET
10 72 (0.74%) REST
11 61 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
12 53 (0.55%) .NET Framework
12 53 (0.55%) Middleware
13 50 (0.52%) OAuth
14 45 (0.46%) Node.js
15 43 (0.44%) HTML5
16 40 (0.41%) Gherkin
17 36 (0.37%) Apache Flex
18 34 (0.35%) Software Packaging
19 31 (0.32%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 808 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 570 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 491 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 455 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
5 269 (2.77%) Driving Licence
6 244 (2.52%) Clustering
7 232 (2.39%) Public Cloud
8 216 (2.23%) Video Conferencing
9 177 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 166 (1.71%) Replication
11 160 (1.65%) iPhone
12 159 (1.64%) PKI
13 138 (1.42%) Blackberry
14 123 (1.27%) Smartphone
15 120 (1.24%) Fat Client
15 120 (1.24%) Thin Client
16 110 (1.13%) User Experience
17 95 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
18 91 (0.94%) iPad
19 83 (0.86%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 7,519 (77.54%) Windows
2 4,039 (41.65%) Windows Server
3 2,521 (26.00%) Windows 10
4 1,803 (18.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,787 (18.43%) Windows 7
6 1,325 (13.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,128 (11.63%) Linux
8 472 (4.87%) Windows 8
9 372 (3.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 284 (2.93%) Android
11 272 (2.80%) Mac OS
12 246 (2.54%) Apple iOS
13 235 (2.42%) Unix
14 189 (1.95%) Mac OS X
15 182 (1.88%) Windows XP
16 114 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 100 (1.03%) CentOS
18 92 (0.95%) Ubuntu
19 37 (0.38%) Windows 2000
19 37 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,327 (24.00%) ITIL
2 1,753 (18.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,212 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 728 (7.51%) Migration
5 575 (5.93%) Service Management
6 554 (5.71%) Service Delivery
7 551 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
8 497 (5.13%) Project Management
9 488 (5.03%) DevOps
10 483 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
11 447 (4.61%) Mentoring
12 445 (4.59%) Project Delivery
13 436 (4.50%) Change Management
14 351 (3.62%) Mobile Device Management
15 322 (3.32%) Incident Management
16 320 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
17 310 (3.20%) ITSM
18 301 (3.10%) Time Management
19 297 (3.06%) Information Security
20 292 (3.01%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1,796 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 1,374 (14.17%) SQL
3 283 (2.92%) Python
4 212 (2.19%) C#
5 185 (1.91%) JavaScript
6 171 (1.76%) Java
7 155 (1.60%) Bash Shell
8 119 (1.23%) C
9 100 (1.03%) PHP
9 100 (1.03%) T-SQL
10 88 (0.91%) VBScript
11 66 (0.68%) Ruby
12 59 (0.61%) Shell Script
13 51 (0.53%) Perl
14 48 (0.49%) VB
15 37 (0.38%) VBA
16 29 (0.30%) Go
17 18 (0.19%) VB.NET
18 17 (0.18%) C++
19 14 (0.14%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,384 (14.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 866 (8.93%) MCSE
3 751 (7.74%) Degree
4 633 (6.53%) Cisco Certification
5 572 (5.90%) MCSA
6 565 (5.83%) CCNA
7 512 (5.28%) Security Cleared
8 324 (3.34%) MCP
9 323 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 261 (2.69%) MCITP
11 233 (2.40%) SC Cleared
12 214 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
13 144 (1.48%) CCNP
14 143 (1.47%) DV Cleared
15 125 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
16 113 (1.17%) A+ Certification
17 105 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
18 103 (1.06%) DBS Check
19 94 (0.97%) CISSP
20 78 (0.80%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 873 (9.00%) SLA
2 275 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 164 (1.69%) GDPR
4 115 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 85 (0.88%) ISO 9001
6 71 (0.73%) QA
7 55 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 50 (0.52%) NIST
9 43 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
10 38 (0.39%) COBIT
11 34 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 26 (0.27%) PMO
13 24 (0.25%) NCSC
14 12 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 11 (0.11%) HIPAA
16 10 (0.10%) Data Quality
17 9 (0.093%) JSP 440
18 6 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
19 4 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 19770
20 3 (0.031%) NIST 800
System Software
1 2,281 (23.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,893 (19.52%) Hyper-V
3 628 (6.48%) XenApp
4 505 (5.21%) vSphere
5 469 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
6 382 (3.94%) XenDesktop
7 215 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 207 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
9 201 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
10 170 (1.75%) Docker
11 131 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
12 98 (1.01%) Terminal Services
13 90 (0.93%) BitLocker
14 84 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 66 (0.68%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 66 (0.68%) Firmware
16 57 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
17 55 (0.57%) VMware NSX
18 36 (0.37%) DFS Replication
19 29 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,628 (16.79%) SCCM
2 440 (4.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 399 (4.11%) SCOM
4 320 (3.30%) WSUS
5 219 (2.26%) Ansible
6 176 (1.81%) Backup Exec
7 159 (1.64%) Puppet
8 136 (1.40%) Terraform
9 124 (1.28%) Kubernetes
10 122 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
11 115 (1.19%) vCenter Server
12 95 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
13 91 (0.94%) SCOrch
14 84 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 81 (0.84%) AirWatch
16 78 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
16 78 (0.80%) SCVMM
17 72 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
18 66 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
19 61 (0.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5,636 (58.12%) Microsoft
2 3,680 (37.95%) VMware
3 1,889 (19.48%) Citrix
4 1,737 (17.91%) Cisco
5 616 (6.35%) HP
6 491 (5.06%) Veeam
7 470 (4.85%) Dell
8 380 (3.92%) Apple
9 272 (2.80%) Meraki
10 228 (2.35%) NetApp
11 226 (2.33%) Oracle
12 214 (2.21%) ServiceNow
13 212 (2.19%) Avaya
14 196 (2.02%) Symantec
15 171 (1.76%) Polycom
16 140 (1.44%) EMC
17 139 (1.43%) Red Hat
18 137 (1.41%) Aruba
18 137 (1.41%) SolarWinds
19 133 (1.37%) Google