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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 29 25
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 5082 6488 8012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.35% 6.65% 7.92%
As % of the System Software category 52.46% 53.92% 61.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4403 5643 6823
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,250 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -0.76% -  

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 9687 12033 12953
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 12.10% 12.34% 12.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8132 10192 10814
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Active Directory as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 March 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 March 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 -9 1981 £40,000 - 209
South East +7 1191 £34,000 -2.85% 151
East of England 0 404 £30,000 -6.25% 49
Yorkshire 0 382 £30,000 -7.69% 57
North West -17 327 £31,000 +3.33% 71
South West -18 279 £27,500 -8.33% 37
West Midlands -5 257 £31,500 -3.07% 41
East Midlands -10 193 £32,500 -7.14% 30
North East +27 74 £27,000 +14.89% 5
Midlands +8 1 £70,000 +45.83% 1
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 8543 (82.44%) Windows
2 5829 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 4823 (46.54%) Windows Server
4 4453 (42.97%) VMware
5 3115 (30.06%) MS Exchange
6 2715 (26.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 2620 (25.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 2607 (25.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2541 (24.52%) ITIL
10 2535 (24.46%) MS Excel
11 2327 (22.45%) Citrix
12 2251 (21.72%) Office 365
13 2241 (21.63%) Windows 7
14 2190 (21.13%) DNS
15 2110 (20.36%) MS Office
16 1955 (18.87%) Cisco
17 1899 (18.32%) Firewall
18 1872 (18.06%) Hyper-V
19 1785 (17.22%) SQL Server
20 1691 (16.32%) DHCP
21 1663 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
22 1598 (15.42%) SQL
23 1537 (14.83%) Linux
24 1535 (14.81%) Finance
25 1461 (14.10%) SCCM
26 1388 (13.39%) PowerShell
27 1362 (13.14%) TCP/IP
28 1307 (12.61%) LAN
29 1272 (12.27%) SAN
30 1265 (12.21%) 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 3115 (30.06%) MS Exchange
2 1149 (11.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 943 (9.10%) SharePoint
4 848 (8.18%) IIS
5 837 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 719 (6.94%) Skype for Business
7 375 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 185 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 160 (1.54%) Apache
10 147 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 140 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
12 119 (1.15%) Tomcat
13 85 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
14 69 (0.67%) JBoss
15 67 (0.65%) Confluence
16 62 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
17 54 (0.52%) IBM Notes
18 47 (0.45%) WebSphere
19 43 (0.41%) OpenStack
19 43 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2535 (24.46%) MS Excel
2 2110 (20.36%) MS Office
3 153 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 89 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 41 (0.40%) MS Project
6 33 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 18 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.077%) Final Cut Pro
9 6 (0.058%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.039%) QuarkXPress
11 3 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.029%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.019%) Abaqus
12 2 (0.019%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.019%) Mozilla Thunderbird
12 2 (0.019%) Revit
13 1 (0.010%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.010%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.010%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 65 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 30 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 26 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.15%) Visualfiles
6 13 (0.13%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 10 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.077%) SAP Business One
9 7 (0.068%) Eikon
10 6 (0.058%) Infor CRM
10 6 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
10 6 (0.058%) Sage CRM
10 6 (0.058%) Sentinel
11 5 (0.048%) JDE OneWorld
11 5 (0.048%) OpenText MBPM
11 5 (0.048%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.048%) SAP HR
11 5 (0.048%) Unit4 Business World
12 4 (0.039%) Remedy AR System
12 4 (0.039%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 2251 (21.72%) Office 365
2 1245 (12.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 704 (6.79%) Amazon AWS
4 202 (1.95%) IaaS
5 174 (1.68%) SaaS
6 170 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 163 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
8 138 (1.33%) PaaS
9 91 (0.88%) Mimecast
10 65 (0.63%) G Suite
11 60 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
11 60 (0.58%) Amazon S3
11 60 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
12 45 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 32 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 31 (0.30%) OneDrive
15 30 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
16 22 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 21 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
18 20 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2190 (21.13%) DNS
2 1899 (18.32%) Firewall
3 1691 (16.32%) DHCP
4 1362 (13.14%) TCP/IP
5 1307 (12.61%) LAN
6 1272 (12.27%) SAN
7 1265 (12.21%) WAN
8 886 (8.55%) VPN
9 573 (5.53%) VoIP
10 510 (4.92%) VLAN
11 488 (4.71%) Skype
12 443 (4.27%) Internet
13 325 (3.14%) Wireless
14 324 (3.13%) Network Security
15 299 (2.89%) NAS
16 295 (2.85%) Wi-Fi
17 260 (2.51%) LDAP
18 233 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
19 172 (1.66%) MPLS
20 167 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1785 (17.22%) SQL Server
2 357 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 248 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 154 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 144 (1.39%) MySQL
6 118 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 93 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 86 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 77 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 68 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
11 55 (0.53%) NoSQL
12 45 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 44 (0.42%) Relational Database
14 43 (0.41%) Big Data
14 43 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
15 35 (0.34%) GIS
16 33 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
17 31 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
18 30 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
19 28 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 139 (1.34%) JIRA
2 103 (0.99%) MSI
3 87 (0.84%) Jenkins
4 86 (0.83%) Git (software)
5 74 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 59 (0.57%) TeamCity
7 53 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 44 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 32 (0.31%) Maven
10 29 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 27 (0.26%) InstallShield
12 24 (0.23%) Ant
13 21 (0.20%) Subversion
14 19 (0.18%) JUnit
15 18 (0.17%) Eclipse
15 18 (0.17%) Hudson
16 16 (0.15%) Vagrant
17 12 (0.12%) CruiseControl
18 11 (0.11%) ClearQuest
18 11 (0.11%) FishEye
General
1 1535 (14.81%) Finance
2 354 (3.42%) Telecoms
3 350 (3.38%) Legal
4 343 (3.31%) Banking
5 283 (2.73%) Law
6 233 (2.25%) Retail
7 168 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 151 (1.46%) Marketing
9 150 (1.45%) Advertising
10 113 (1.09%) Games
11 109 (1.05%) Back Office
12 64 (0.62%) Publishing
13 55 (0.53%) German Language
14 50 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 47 (0.45%) French Language
15 47 (0.45%) Investment Banking
16 41 (0.40%) Electronics
17 36 (0.35%) Front Office
18 34 (0.33%) Spanish Language
19 33 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2408 (23.24%) Analyst
2 1848 (17.83%) Support Engineer
3 1444 (13.93%) IT Support
4 1366 (13.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1233 (11.90%) Support Analyst
6 1013 (9.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 825 (7.96%) IT Engineer
8 742 (7.16%) Service Analyst
9 733 (7.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 722 (6.97%) Windows Engineer
11 707 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
12 676 (6.52%) Administrator
13 673 (6.49%) IT Analyst
14 664 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support
15 531 (5.12%) IT Support Engineer
16 526 (5.08%) IT Support Analyst
17 507 (4.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 489 (4.72%) Desktop Support
19 480 (4.63%) 1st Line Support
20 449 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (2.66%) .NET
2 266 (2.57%) Web Services
3 139 (1.34%) HTML
4 120 (1.16%) XML
5 92 (0.89%) Software Packaging
6 85 (0.82%) Middleware
7 68 (0.66%) ASP.NET
8 67 (0.65%) CSS
9 48 (0.46%) .NET Framework
10 46 (0.44%) JSON
11 42 (0.41%) LAMP
12 41 (0.40%) RESTful
13 38 (0.37%) REST
13 38 (0.37%) SailPoint
14 31 (0.30%) COM
14 31 (0.30%) SAML
15 29 (0.28%) SOAP
16 27 (0.26%) jQuery
17 26 (0.25%) XSLT
18 25 (0.24%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 818 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 539 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 404 (3.90%) Clustering
4 326 (3.15%) Driving Licence
5 324 (3.13%) Blackberry
6 317 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 253 (2.44%) Computer Science
8 219 (2.11%) PKI
9 193 (1.86%) iPad
10 180 (1.74%) iPhone
11 161 (1.55%) Hedge funds
12 139 (1.34%) Replication
13 137 (1.32%) Fat Client
13 137 (1.32%) Thin Client
14 131 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
15 108 (1.04%) Smartphone
16 96 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
17 92 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
17 92 (0.89%) User Experience
18 87 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8543 (82.44%) Windows
2 4823 (46.54%) Windows Server
3 2715 (26.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 2620 (25.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 2241 (21.63%) Windows 7
6 1537 (14.83%) Linux
7 1101 (10.62%) Windows 10
8 904 (8.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 808 (7.80%) Windows 8
10 435 (4.20%) Mac OS X
11 433 (4.18%) Windows XP
12 376 (3.63%) Unix
13 250 (2.41%) Apple iOS
14 247 (2.38%) Android
15 232 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 189 (1.82%) Mac OS
17 155 (1.50%) CentOS
18 127 (1.23%) Ubuntu
19 106 (1.02%) Solaris
20 96 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2541 (24.52%) ITIL
2 554 (5.35%) Service Delivery
3 525 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 497 (4.80%) Service Management
5 462 (4.46%) Migration
6 345 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 335 (3.23%) Problem Management
8 333 (3.21%) High Availability
9 329 (3.17%) Project Management
10 320 (3.09%) Mentoring
11 308 (2.97%) DevOps
12 306 (2.95%) ITIL V3
13 278 (2.68%) Change Management
14 277 (2.67%) Presales
15 265 (2.56%) Information Security
16 255 (2.46%) Incident Management
17 254 (2.45%) Time Management
18 250 (2.41%) Continuous Improvement
19 217 (2.09%) Root Cause Analysis
20 214 (2.07%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1598 (15.42%) SQL
2 1388 (13.39%) PowerShell
3 239 (2.31%) Python
4 231 (2.23%) Java
5 190 (1.83%) C
5 190 (1.83%) C#
6 171 (1.65%) VBScript
7 169 (1.63%) JavaScript
8 168 (1.62%) VB
9 167 (1.61%) Perl
10 141 (1.36%) Bash Shell
11 102 (0.98%) T-SQL
12 79 (0.76%) Shell Script
13 55 (0.53%) Ruby
14 54 (0.52%) PHP
15 44 (0.42%) VBA
16 38 (0.37%) C++
17 31 (0.30%) BeanShell
18 21 (0.20%) VB.NET
19 20 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1663 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 1046 (10.09%) MCSE
3 736 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
4 734 (7.08%) Degree
5 594 (5.73%) CCNA
6 587 (5.66%) MCSA
7 481 (4.64%) MCP
8 419 (4.04%) Security Cleared
9 358 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 322 (3.11%) MCITP
11 261 (2.52%) CCNP
12 260 (2.51%) SC Cleared
13 235 (2.27%) CISSP
14 215 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
15 127 (1.23%) CISM
16 103 (0.99%) A+ Certification
17 100 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
17 100 (0.96%) DV Cleared
18 75 (0.72%) MCTS
19 72 (0.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 985 (9.50%) SLA
2 220 (2.12%) PCI DSS
3 193 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 89 (0.86%) QA
5 34 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 18 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.096%) COBIT
8 10 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.058%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.048%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.048%) MiFID
10 5 (0.048%) PMO
10 5 (0.048%) SSAE 16
11 3 (0.029%) BS25999
11 3 (0.029%) GDPR
11 3 (0.029%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.029%) ISAE 3402
11 3 (0.029%) ISO19770
11 3 (0.029%) ISO22301
System Software
1 2607 (25.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1872 (18.06%) Hyper-V
3 740 (7.14%) vSphere
4 699 (6.75%) XenApp
5 325 (3.14%) XenDesktop
6 293 (2.83%) VMware ESX
7 292 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
8 195 (1.88%) Terminal Services
9 172 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
10 156 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 156 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
11 92 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
11 92 (0.89%) XenServer
12 79 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 79 (0.76%) VMware Server
13 77 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
14 70 (0.68%) Firmware
15 68 (0.66%) vCloud
16 66 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
17 49 (0.47%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1461 (14.10%) SCCM
2 550 (5.31%) SCOM
3 293 (2.83%) WSUS
4 269 (2.60%) Backup Exec
5 192 (1.85%) Puppet
6 163 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
7 161 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
8 138 (1.33%) NetBackup
9 127 (1.23%) Ansible
10 115 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
11 109 (1.05%) Nagios
12 66 (0.64%) AirWatch
13 57 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 52 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 51 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
16 47 (0.45%) SCSM
17 44 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
17 44 (0.42%) SCOrch
18 43 (0.41%) Nessus
19 39 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5829 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 4453 (42.97%) VMware
3 2327 (22.45%) Citrix
4 1955 (18.87%) Cisco
5 851 (8.21%) HP
6 525 (5.07%) NetApp
7 465 (4.49%) Apple
8 389 (3.75%) Dell
9 339 (3.27%) Red Hat
10 305 (2.94%) Oracle
11 289 (2.79%) Veeam
12 273 (2.63%) EMC
13 254 (2.45%) Symantec
14 214 (2.07%) Juniper
15 204 (1.97%) Google
16 195 (1.88%) Avaya
17 156 (1.51%) SonicWALL
18 155 (1.50%) CheckPoint
19 151 (1.46%) Intel Security
20 149 (1.44%) IBM
London
Etech Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £43,000 per annum To £43K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £26000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Morson International
Salary: £25000.00 - £27500.00 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + perm
Posted: 22 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus + Over-time
Posted: 12 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
ninesharp
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £21500 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 14 hours ago