Period
to 18 April 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 18 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > England
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 34 30
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 9,981 10,513 10,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 7.25% 6.33% 6.42%
As % of the System Software category 43.99% 46.26% 51.99%
Number of salaries quoted 8,365 9,041 9,059
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 £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% -

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 22,687 22,728 20,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.47% 13.68% 12.35%
Number of salaries quoted 18,426 18,581 16,802
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +4.94%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 +1 3,850 £45,000 - 140
South East +6 2,063 £35,000 +7.69% 85
North of England +20 1,599 £33,500 +3.08% 118
Midlands +7 1,070 £39,250 +15.44% 68
North West +24 813 £35,000 +16.67% 71
East of England +26 788 £35,000 - 31
West Midlands +2 707 £40,000 +19.40% 41
Yorkshire +12 677 £33,500 +3.08% 38
South West -14 576 £36,500 +12.31% 49
East Midlands +13 362 £37,500 +7.14% 27
North East +17 113 £32,500 +3.17% 9
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7,743 (77.58%) Windows
2 5,691 (57.02%) Microsoft
3 4,262 (42.70%) Office 365
4 4,117 (41.25%) Windows Server
5 3,719 (37.26%) VMware
6 3,007 (30.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 2,468 (24.73%) ITIL
8 2,411 (24.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2,293 (22.97%) Windows 10
10 2,208 (22.12%) DNS
11 2,175 (21.79%) MS Exchange
12 2,100 (21.04%) Microsoft Office
13 2,064 (20.68%) Firewall
14 1,957 (19.61%) Citrix
15 1,866 (18.70%) PowerShell
16 1,860 (18.64%) Hyper-V
17 1,829 (18.32%) Windows 7
18 1,819 (18.22%) Windows Server 2012
19 1,777 (17.80%) DHCP
20 1,753 (17.56%) Cisco
21 1,683 (16.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 1,625 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
23 1,597 (16.00%) SCCM
24 1,586 (15.89%) SQL
25 1,436 (14.39%) Microsoft Certification
26 1,412 (14.15%) Finance
27 1,410 (14.13%) Linux
28 1,353 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
29 1,323 (13.26%) SQL Server
30 1,167 (11.69%) LAN

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 2,175 (21.79%) MS Exchange
2 973 (9.75%) SharePoint
3 604 (6.05%) IIS
4 599 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 565 (5.66%) Skype for Business
6 447 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 184 (1.84%) Apache
8 144 (1.44%) Confluence
9 131 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 124 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 117 (1.17%) Tomcat
12 92 (0.92%) IBM Notes
13 71 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
14 54 (0.54%) CMS
15 44 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 44 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
16 40 (0.40%) nginx
17 36 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
18 31 (0.31%) Apache Solr
18 31 (0.31%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2,100 (21.04%) Microsoft Office
2 209 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 115 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 89 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 34 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 17 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 10 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.020%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.020%) FileZilla
10 2 (0.020%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.020%) Revit
10 2 (0.020%) SPSS
11 1 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.010%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.010%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.010%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 73 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 29 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
4 18 (0.18%) Sage X3
5 13 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
6 12 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.12%) Elite 3E
6 12 (0.12%) HFM
6 12 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
8 8 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.080%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.060%) iTrent
9 6 (0.060%) Workfront
10 5 (0.050%) SAP Business One
10 5 (0.050%) Visualfiles
11 4 (0.040%) assyst
11 4 (0.040%) Sage 200
11 4 (0.040%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4,262 (42.70%) Office 365
2 3,007 (30.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,129 (11.31%) Amazon AWS
4 857 (8.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 429 (4.30%) IaaS
6 361 (3.62%) PaaS
7 349 (3.50%) SaaS
8 169 (1.69%) Mimecast
9 151 (1.51%) OneDrive
10 140 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
11 106 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
12 103 (1.03%) Serverless
13 102 (1.02%) Amazon S3
14 95 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 94 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
16 77 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
17 76 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
18 57 (0.57%) G Suite
19 56 (0.56%) Azure Functions
20 48 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2,208 (22.12%) DNS
2 2,064 (20.68%) Firewall
3 1,777 (17.80%) DHCP
4 1,167 (11.69%) LAN
5 1,162 (11.64%) TCP/IP
6 1,134 (11.36%) WAN
7 974 (9.76%) VPN
8 853 (8.55%) SAN
9 697 (6.98%) VoIP
10 602 (6.03%) Skype
11 513 (5.14%) VLAN
12 453 (4.54%) Wireless
13 384 (3.85%) Internet
14 332 (3.33%) Network Security
15 244 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
16 225 (2.25%) NAS
17 220 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
18 197 (1.97%) MPLS
19 183 (1.83%) Unified Communications
20 163 (1.63%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,323 (13.26%) SQL Server
2 122 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
3 119 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 103 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
5 102 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
6 98 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 84 (0.84%) MySQL
8 76 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 65 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 61 (0.61%) Power BI
11 60 (0.60%) Relational Database
12 47 (0.47%) RDBMS
13 42 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
14 38 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
15 36 (0.36%) Oracle Database
16 33 (0.33%) NoSQL
17 30 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
17 30 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
17 30 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 27 (0.27%) GIS
Development Applications
1 295 (2.96%) Git (software)
2 221 (2.21%) JIRA
3 216 (2.16%) Jenkins
4 141 (1.41%) TeamCity
5 125 (1.25%) Visual Studio
6 117 (1.17%) Bitbucket Server
7 108 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
8 97 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
9 74 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 62 (0.62%) MSI
11 56 (0.56%) Cucumber
12 52 (0.52%) NUnit
13 51 (0.51%) SpecFlow
14 48 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
15 39 (0.39%) InstallShield
16 36 (0.36%) JUnit
17 32 (0.32%) AdminStudio
18 29 (0.29%) GitLab
19 28 (0.28%) Maven
20 25 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 1,412 (14.15%) Finance
2 294 (2.95%) Telecoms
3 288 (2.89%) Banking
4 286 (2.87%) Retail
5 265 (2.66%) Law
6 262 (2.62%) Legal
7 188 (1.88%) Marketing
8 156 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 105 (1.05%) Advertising
10 84 (0.84%) Back Office
11 66 (0.66%) Games
12 50 (0.50%) Electronics
13 35 (0.35%) Military
14 33 (0.33%) German Language
14 33 (0.33%) Publishing
15 30 (0.30%) Front Office
16 27 (0.27%) Investment Banking
17 24 (0.24%) Aerospace
17 24 (0.24%) Billing
17 24 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,071 (20.75%) Analyst
2 1,498 (15.01%) Support Engineer
3 1,423 (14.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,225 (12.27%) IT Support
5 1,058 (10.60%) Support Analyst
6 858 (8.60%) IT Engineer
7 827 (8.29%) 2nd Line Support
8 664 (6.65%) IT Analyst
9 550 (5.51%) Service Analyst
10 534 (5.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 530 (5.31%) Service Desk Analyst
12 526 (5.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 526 (5.27%) Architect
13 486 (4.87%) IT Support Engineer
14 447 (4.48%) Desktop Support
15 429 (4.30%) IT Support Analyst
16 416 (4.17%) Administrator
17 389 (3.90%) Windows Engineer
18 382 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support
19 364 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (3.02%) Web Services
2 278 (2.79%) .NET
3 218 (2.18%) LDAP
4 166 (1.66%) JSON
5 138 (1.38%) HTML
6 123 (1.23%) SAML
7 96 (0.96%) REST
8 94 (0.94%) XML
9 91 (0.91%) CSS
10 83 (0.83%) OAuth
11 78 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web API
12 77 (0.77%) Node.js
13 64 (0.64%) Software Packaging
14 62 (0.62%) ASP.NET
15 58 (0.58%) HTML5
16 57 (0.57%) J2EE
17 51 (0.51%) Gherkin
18 42 (0.42%) .NET Framework
19 40 (0.40%) SailPoint
20 39 (0.39%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 913 (9.15%) Data Centre
2 655 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 594 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
4 376 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 302 (3.03%) Clustering
6 253 (2.53%) Public Cloud
7 251 (2.51%) Driving Licence
8 212 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
9 201 (2.01%) Replication
10 200 (2.00%) PKI
11 191 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
12 154 (1.54%) iPhone
13 146 (1.46%) Blackberry
14 133 (1.33%) Fintech
15 128 (1.28%) Fat Client
15 128 (1.28%) Thin Client
16 121 (1.21%) User Experience
17 115 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
18 113 (1.13%) iPad
19 112 (1.12%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7,743 (77.58%) Windows
2 4,117 (41.25%) Windows Server
3 2,293 (22.97%) Windows 10
4 1,829 (18.32%) Windows 7
5 1,819 (18.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,625 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,410 (14.13%) Linux
8 548 (5.49%) Windows 8
9 410 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 273 (2.74%) Unix
11 265 (2.66%) Apple iOS
12 246 (2.46%) Android
13 210 (2.10%) Windows XP
14 182 (1.82%) Mac OS X
15 176 (1.76%) Mac OS
16 130 (1.30%) CentOS
17 121 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 98 (0.98%) Ubuntu
19 67 (0.67%) AIX
20 35 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,468 (24.73%) ITIL
2 1,683 (16.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,353 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
4 755 (7.56%) Migration
5 749 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
6 664 (6.65%) Service Delivery
7 570 (5.71%) Service Management
8 562 (5.63%) Project Management
9 540 (5.41%) DevOps
10 496 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
11 441 (4.42%) Incident Management
12 438 (4.39%) Presales
13 405 (4.06%) Information Security
14 377 (3.78%) Continuous Improvement
15 374 (3.75%) Computer Science
16 373 (3.74%) Mobile Device Management
17 363 (3.64%) Mentoring
18 344 (3.45%) ITSM
19 340 (3.41%) Change Management
20 337 (3.38%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 1,866 (18.70%) PowerShell
2 1,586 (15.89%) SQL
3 297 (2.98%) Python
4 295 (2.96%) Java
5 238 (2.38%) Bash Shell
6 216 (2.16%) C#
7 193 (1.93%) JavaScript
8 128 (1.28%) C
8 128 (1.28%) VBScript
9 120 (1.20%) Perl
10 89 (0.89%) PHP
11 83 (0.83%) Shell Script
12 80 (0.80%) T-SQL
13 58 (0.58%) Ruby
14 53 (0.53%) VB
15 41 (0.41%) VBA
16 22 (0.22%) R
17 18 (0.18%) Go
17 18 (0.18%) VB.NET
18 16 (0.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,436 (14.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 890 (8.92%) MCSE
3 855 (8.57%) Degree
4 606 (6.07%) Cisco Certification
5 565 (5.66%) MCSA
6 478 (4.79%) CCNA
7 474 (4.75%) Security Cleared
8 388 (3.89%) MCP
9 349 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 282 (2.83%) MCITP
11 276 (2.77%) SC Cleared
12 275 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
13 195 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
14 154 (1.54%) CCNP
15 150 (1.50%) A+ Certification
16 138 (1.38%) CISSP
17 134 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
18 120 (1.20%) DV Cleared
19 78 (0.78%) CCA
20 75 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 886 (8.88%) SLA
2 327 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 280 (2.81%) GDPR
4 120 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 90 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
6 76 (0.76%) QA
7 50 (0.50%) HIPAA
8 43 (0.43%) ISO 9001
9 36 (0.36%) COBIT
10 35 (0.35%) PMO
11 30 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 26 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 22 (0.22%) JSP 440
14 20 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 14 (0.14%) ISO 22301
16 12 (0.12%) HL7
16 12 (0.12%) ISO 9000
17 6 (0.060%) NIST 800
18 5 (0.050%) Data Quality
19 4 (0.040%) COSO
System Software
1 2,411 (24.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,860 (18.64%) Hyper-V
3 651 (6.52%) XenApp
4 566 (5.67%) vSphere
5 481 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
6 378 (3.79%) XenDesktop
7 250 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
8 211 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
9 207 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
10 192 (1.92%) Docker
11 141 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
12 117 (1.17%) XenServer
13 111 (1.11%) Terminal Services
14 110 (1.10%) BitLocker
15 79 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
16 71 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 64 (0.64%) Terminal Server
18 52 (0.52%) DFS Replication
19 42 (0.42%) Firmware
20 34 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,597 (16.00%) SCCM
2 425 (4.26%) SCOM
3 347 (3.48%) Ansible
4 286 (2.87%) Microsoft Intune
5 274 (2.75%) Puppet
6 254 (2.54%) WSUS
7 228 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
8 198 (1.98%) Backup Exec
9 151 (1.51%) vCenter Server
10 147 (1.47%) Terraform
11 145 (1.45%) Kubernetes
12 144 (1.44%) Nagios
13 142 (1.42%) SCVMM
13 142 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
14 115 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
15 108 (1.08%) AirWatch
16 105 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
17 90 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
18 83 (0.83%) SCOrch
19 77 (0.77%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5,691 (57.02%) Microsoft
2 3,719 (37.26%) VMware
3 1,957 (19.61%) Citrix
4 1,753 (17.56%) Cisco
5 733 (7.34%) HP
6 486 (4.87%) Dell
7 413 (4.14%) Veeam
8 411 (4.12%) Apple
9 350 (3.51%) NetApp
10 296 (2.97%) Symantec
11 269 (2.70%) Oracle
12 240 (2.40%) Avaya
13 220 (2.20%) Meraki
14 196 (1.96%) EMC
15 189 (1.89%) IBM
16 183 (1.83%) McAfee
17 181 (1.81%) ServiceNow
18 173 (1.73%) Google
19 169 (1.69%) Red Hat
20 158 (1.58%) CheckPoint