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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 27 27
Rank change year-on-year -6 0  
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 5442 6319 7117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.51% 6.84% 6.93%
As % of the System Software category 50.07% 54.09% 58.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4764 5592 6234
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.85% -3.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,875 £21,250 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year - -2.98%  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

System Software Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10868 11683 12201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.01% 12.64% 11.88%
Number of salaries quoted 15236 17613 19051
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £65,818 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +2.66%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 2269 £44,000 +10.00% 269
South East +1 1087 £32,500 -7.14% 128
North of England -4 916 £32,500 - 149
Midlands -13 482 £35,000 +7.69% 86
Yorkshire +6 442 £32,500 - 50
North West -12 436 £32,500 -3.43% 91
East of England +1 413 £35,000 +7.69% 56
West Midlands -13 320 £35,000 +7.69% 61
South West -23 274 £32,000 +16.36% 57
East Midlands -14 164 £35,000 +6.06% 25
North East -6 38 £27,500 -8.33% 8
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 8813 (83.74%) Windows
2 5962 (56.65%) Microsoft
3 5077 (48.24%) Windows Server
4 4560 (43.33%) VMware
5 3260 (30.98%) MS Exchange
6 2715 (25.80%) ITIL
6 2715 (25.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 2675 (25.42%) Office 365
8 2674 (25.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 2611 (24.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2487 (23.63%) DNS
11 2314 (21.99%) Citrix
12 2247 (21.35%) Windows 7
13 2140 (20.33%) Microsoft Office
14 2101 (19.96%) Cisco
15 2055 (19.53%) Firewall
16 1987 (18.88%) DHCP
17 1902 (18.07%) Hyper-V
18 1785 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
19 1758 (16.70%) SQL Server
20 1649 (15.67%) SQL
21 1625 (15.44%) Finance
22 1608 (15.28%) TCP/IP
23 1539 (14.62%) SCCM
24 1531 (14.55%) PowerShell
25 1475 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
25 1475 (14.02%) Linux
26 1410 (13.40%) SAN
27 1371 (13.03%) LAN
28 1347 (12.80%) 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 3260 (30.98%) MS Exchange
2 1301 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1051 (9.99%) SharePoint
4 832 (7.91%) IIS
5 806 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 742 (7.05%) Skype for Business
7 361 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 204 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 195 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
10 166 (1.58%) Apache
11 120 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
12 100 (0.95%) Tomcat
13 85 (0.81%) Confluence
14 79 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
15 78 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
16 71 (0.67%) IBM Notes
17 68 (0.65%) CMS
18 42 (0.40%) JBoss
18 42 (0.40%) SAS
19 36 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2140 (20.33%) Microsoft Office
2 214 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 150 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 73 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 33 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.057%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.057%) Final Cut Pro
9 6 (0.057%) InDesign
10 5 (0.048%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.038%) Abaqus
11 4 (0.038%) QuarkXPress
12 3 (0.029%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.019%) SPSS
14 1 (0.010%) MicroStation
14 1 (0.010%) Revit
14 1 (0.010%) SOLIDWORKS
14 1 (0.010%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 103 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 30 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 27 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 18 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 18 (0.17%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 8 (0.076%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.076%) thinkFolio
6 8 (0.076%) Visualfiles
7 7 (0.067%) ResourceLink
7 7 (0.067%) Workfront
8 6 (0.057%) iTrent
8 6 (0.057%) Magento
8 6 (0.057%) SAP CRM
8 6 (0.057%) Sentinel
9 5 (0.048%) JDE OneWorld
9 5 (0.048%) Maximo
9 5 (0.048%) Remedy AR System
10 4 (0.038%) Sage CRM
10 4 (0.038%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2675 (25.42%) Office 365
2 1475 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 774 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
4 355 (3.37%) IaaS
5 259 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 243 (2.31%) PaaS
7 218 (2.07%) SaaS
8 153 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
9 75 (0.71%) Mimecast
10 68 (0.65%) G Suite
11 62 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 59 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
13 57 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
14 56 (0.53%) OneDrive
15 52 (0.49%) Amazon S3
16 36 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 29 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
18 27 (0.26%) GitHub
19 23 (0.22%) Dropbox
20 19 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2487 (23.63%) DNS
2 2055 (19.53%) Firewall
3 1987 (18.88%) DHCP
4 1608 (15.28%) TCP/IP
5 1410 (13.40%) SAN
6 1371 (13.03%) LAN
7 1347 (12.80%) WAN
8 942 (8.95%) VPN
9 596 (5.66%) VoIP
10 571 (5.43%) Skype
11 511 (4.86%) VLAN
12 435 (4.13%) Internet
13 361 (3.43%) Wireless
14 323 (3.07%) NAS
15 299 (2.84%) Network Security
16 280 (2.66%) Remote Desktop
17 278 (2.64%) MPLS
18 268 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
19 260 (2.47%) LDAP
20 214 (2.03%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1758 (16.70%) SQL Server
2 367 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 259 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 179 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 169 (1.61%) MySQL
6 114 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
7 113 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 106 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 84 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 80 (0.76%) Relational Database
11 76 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
12 68 (0.65%) NoSQL
13 57 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
14 54 (0.51%) RDBMS
15 51 (0.48%) Oracle Database
16 44 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
17 39 (0.37%) Hadoop
17 39 (0.37%) MongoDB
18 34 (0.32%) Big Data
19 30 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 133 (1.26%) JIRA
2 111 (1.05%) Git (software)
3 99 (0.94%) MSI
4 71 (0.67%) Visual Studio
5 64 (0.61%) Jenkins
6 63 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 50 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 48 (0.46%) TeamCity
9 27 (0.26%) InstallShield
10 25 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 23 (0.22%) Subversion
12 17 (0.16%) JUnit
13 16 (0.15%) Maven
14 12 (0.11%) Bitbucket
14 12 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (0.095%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
15 10 (0.095%) WinDbg
16 9 (0.086%) Ant
16 9 (0.086%) Burp Suite
16 9 (0.086%) FishEye
General
1 1625 (15.44%) Finance
2 371 (3.53%) Legal
3 358 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 324 (3.08%) Banking
5 313 (2.97%) Law
6 270 (2.57%) Retail
7 193 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 164 (1.56%) Marketing
9 136 (1.29%) Games
10 123 (1.17%) Advertising
11 104 (0.99%) Back Office
12 91 (0.86%) Investment Banking
13 57 (0.54%) Publishing
14 52 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 45 (0.43%) Electronics
16 40 (0.38%) French Language
17 39 (0.37%) German Language
18 35 (0.33%) Automotive
19 34 (0.32%) Spanish Language
20 33 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2548 (24.21%) Analyst
2 1865 (17.72%) Support Engineer
3 1449 (13.77%) IT Support
4 1439 (13.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1359 (12.91%) Support Analyst
6 990 (9.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 895 (8.50%) IT Engineer
8 763 (7.25%) Windows Engineer
9 731 (6.95%) Service Analyst
10 708 (6.73%) IT Analyst
11 696 (6.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 672 (6.39%) Service Desk Analyst
13 639 (6.07%) Administrator
14 605 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support
15 589 (5.60%) Desktop Support
16 555 (5.27%) IT Support Engineer
17 549 (5.22%) IT Support Analyst
18 533 (5.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 474 (4.50%) Infrastructure Support
20 459 (4.36%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (2.77%) .NET
2 236 (2.24%) Web Services
3 150 (1.43%) HTML
4 127 (1.21%) ASP.NET
5 95 (0.90%) XML
6 93 (0.88%) Software Packaging
7 85 (0.81%) CSS
8 69 (0.66%) Middleware
9 57 (0.54%) SAML
10 55 (0.52%) LAMP
11 52 (0.49%) .NET Framework
12 39 (0.37%) XMPP
13 37 (0.35%) 802.1X
14 36 (0.34%) WCF
14 36 (0.34%) XSLT
15 33 (0.31%) COM
16 29 (0.28%) REST
17 28 (0.27%) Entity Framework
17 28 (0.27%) JSON
17 28 (0.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 736 (6.99%) Data Centre
2 486 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 411 (3.91%) Clustering
4 379 (3.60%) Blackberry
5 351 (3.34%) Driving Licence
6 350 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 236 (2.24%) Computer Science
8 214 (2.03%) iPad
9 190 (1.81%) PKI
10 177 (1.68%) Replication
11 175 (1.66%) Hedge funds
12 138 (1.31%) iPhone
13 137 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
14 134 (1.27%) Fat Client
14 134 (1.27%) Thin Client
15 119 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
16 117 (1.11%) Client/Server
17 100 (0.95%) User Experience
18 98 (0.93%) Smartphone
19 97 (0.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8813 (83.74%) Windows
2 5077 (48.24%) Windows Server
3 2715 (25.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 2674 (25.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2247 (21.35%) Windows 7
6 1475 (14.02%) Linux
7 1279 (12.15%) Windows 10
8 859 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 842 (8.00%) Windows 8
10 416 (3.95%) Windows XP
11 396 (3.76%) Mac OS X
12 368 (3.50%) Unix
13 328 (3.12%) Android
14 319 (3.03%) Apple iOS
15 234 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 187 (1.78%) Mac OS
17 156 (1.48%) CentOS
18 122 (1.16%) Ubuntu
19 109 (1.04%) Windows Vista
20 100 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2715 (25.80%) ITIL
2 553 (5.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 525 (4.99%) Migration
4 512 (4.87%) Service Delivery
5 487 (4.63%) Service Management
6 391 (3.72%) Project Management
7 381 (3.62%) Problem Management
8 380 (3.61%) Mentoring
9 351 (3.34%) High Availability
10 337 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
11 325 (3.09%) Change Management
12 316 (3.00%) DevOps
13 303 (2.88%) Incident Management
14 299 (2.84%) Information Security
15 294 (2.79%) Continuous Improvement
16 284 (2.70%) Time Management
17 279 (2.65%) ITIL V3
18 256 (2.43%) Configuration Management
19 253 (2.40%) Presales
20 251 (2.39%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1649 (15.67%) SQL
2 1531 (14.55%) PowerShell
3 237 (2.25%) Python
4 193 (1.83%) C#
5 178 (1.69%) VBScript
6 174 (1.65%) JavaScript
7 168 (1.60%) Bash Shell
8 157 (1.49%) VB
9 152 (1.44%) Perl
10 142 (1.35%) T-SQL
11 130 (1.24%) Java
12 99 (0.94%) C
13 89 (0.85%) Shell Script
14 76 (0.72%) PHP
15 63 (0.60%) VBA
16 33 (0.31%) C++
17 32 (0.30%) Ruby
18 22 (0.21%) XPath
19 18 (0.17%) XQuery
20 17 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1785 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 1116 (10.60%) MCSE
3 775 (7.36%) Degree
4 747 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
5 693 (6.58%) MCSA
6 608 (5.78%) CCNA
7 502 (4.77%) MCP
8 404 (3.84%) Security Cleared
9 368 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 354 (3.36%) MCITP
11 284 (2.70%) SC Cleared
12 266 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
13 234 (2.22%) CCNP
14 221 (2.10%) CISSP
15 141 (1.34%) A+ Certification
16 124 (1.18%) CISM
17 123 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
18 119 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
19 114 (1.08%) MCTS
20 98 (0.93%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 890 (8.46%) SLA
2 239 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 232 (2.20%) PCI DSS
4 79 (0.75%) QA
5 40 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 36 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 33 (0.31%) GDPR
7 33 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 32 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 30 (0.29%) ISO 9001
10 13 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
11 12 (0.11%) PMO
12 11 (0.10%) BS25999
12 11 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 10 (0.095%) COBIT
14 9 (0.086%) ISO 14001
15 7 (0.067%) GPG13
16 4 (0.038%) SSAE 16
17 3 (0.029%) GxP
17 3 (0.029%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2611 (24.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1902 (18.07%) Hyper-V
3 779 (7.40%) XenApp
4 746 (7.09%) vSphere
5 595 (5.65%) VMware ESXi
6 357 (3.39%) XenDesktop
7 232 (2.20%) Terminal Services
8 213 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
9 138 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
10 137 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 107 (1.02%) XenServer
12 96 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
13 68 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 68 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
14 66 (0.63%) Docker
14 66 (0.63%) NFS
15 62 (0.59%) Terminal Server
16 57 (0.54%) VMware Server
17 52 (0.49%) DFS Replication
18 45 (0.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1539 (14.62%) SCCM
2 523 (4.97%) SCOM
3 349 (3.32%) WSUS
4 327 (3.11%) Backup Exec
5 236 (2.24%) Puppet
6 179 (1.70%) vCenter Server
7 157 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 154 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
9 143 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
10 127 (1.21%) Ansible
11 121 (1.15%) AirWatch
12 114 (1.08%) NetBackup
13 113 (1.07%) Nagios
14 85 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
15 70 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 55 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 55 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 47 (0.45%) SCOrch
18 45 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
18 45 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5962 (56.65%) Microsoft
2 4560 (43.33%) VMware
3 2314 (21.99%) Citrix
4 2101 (19.96%) Cisco
5 973 (9.25%) HP
6 618 (5.87%) NetApp
7 468 (4.45%) Apple
8 465 (4.42%) Dell
9 354 (3.36%) Symantec
9 354 (3.36%) Veeam
10 320 (3.04%) Oracle
11 300 (2.85%) Red Hat
12 264 (2.51%) EMC
13 230 (2.19%) Juniper
14 213 (2.02%) Avaya
15 212 (2.01%) CheckPoint
16 193 (1.83%) McAfee
17 186 (1.77%) Google
18 173 (1.64%) IBM
19 157 (1.49%) SolarWinds
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