Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > England
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 30 29
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 10,561 10,323 12,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.49% 6.42% 6.79%
As % of the System Software category 46.06% 51.16% 54.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9,021 9,049 11,333
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 22,930 20,176 23,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.10% 12.55% 12.52%
Number of salaries quoted 18,687 16,996 20,136
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018. 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 +8 4,340 £45,000 +7.14% 386
South East -10 2,093 £32,500 - 229
North of England -5 1,473 £32,500 +3.17% 235
Midlands +12 1,102 £33,500 +3.08% 121
East of England -5 771 £35,000 +7.69% 98
South West +18 751 £31,500 +10.53% 88
West Midlands +13 730 £32,500 +2.77% 59
North West -3 715 £32,500 +1.56% 122
Yorkshire -1 669 £34,375 +5.77% 99
East Midlands +6 371 £35,000 - 62
North East -32 92 £30,000 +4.35% 14
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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 8,509 (80.57%) Windows
2 6,038 (57.17%) Microsoft
3 4,695 (44.46%) Windows Server
4 4,138 (39.18%) VMware
5 3,712 (35.15%) Office 365
6 2,780 (26.32%) ITIL
7 2,538 (24.03%) Microsoft Azure
8 2,513 (23.80%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2,380 (22.54%) MS Exchange
10 2,370 (22.44%) DNS
11 2,311 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 2,228 (21.10%) Windows 7
13 2,214 (20.96%) Microsoft Office
14 2,149 (20.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 2,086 (19.75%) Hyper-V
16 2,061 (19.52%) Citrix
17 2,001 (18.95%) Firewall
18 1,971 (18.66%) Windows 10
19 1,850 (17.52%) DHCP
20 1,755 (16.62%) Cisco
21 1,753 (16.60%) PowerShell
22 1,729 (16.37%) SCCM
23 1,639 (15.52%) SQL
24 1,606 (15.21%) SQL Server
25 1,601 (15.16%) Finance
26 1,546 (14.64%) Microsoft Certification
27 1,353 (12.81%) Linux
28 1,326 (12.56%) TCP/IP
29 1,291 (12.22%) LAN
30 1,240 (11.74%) 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 2,380 (22.54%) MS Exchange
2 942 (8.92%) SharePoint
3 913 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 765 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 686 (6.50%) IIS
6 600 (5.68%) Skype for Business
7 238 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 182 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 171 (1.62%) Apache
10 148 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 117 (1.11%) Confluence
12 86 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
13 69 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
14 64 (0.61%) Tomcat
14 64 (0.61%) WebSphere
15 60 (0.57%) IBM Notes
16 51 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
17 50 (0.47%) WebLogic
18 49 (0.46%) JBoss
19 46 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2,214 (20.96%) Microsoft Office
2 223 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 151 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 14 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 13 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 9 (0.085%) AutoCAD
10 8 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.047%) Stata
12 2 (0.019%) Maya
12 2 (0.019%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.009%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.009%) InDesign
13 1 (0.009%) NUKE
13 1 (0.009%) Revit
13 1 (0.009%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 118 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 37 (0.35%) Elite 3E
4 31 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.15%) Workfront
6 15 (0.14%) assyst
6 15 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 13 (0.12%) Eikon
8 9 (0.085%) Carpe Diem
9 8 (0.076%) Concordance
9 8 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.076%) NetSuite
9 8 (0.076%) Oracle EBS R12
9 8 (0.076%) Relativity
10 7 (0.066%) Dynamics GP
10 7 (0.066%) HFM
10 7 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.066%) Scribe Insight
11 6 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (0.057%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3,712 (35.15%) Office 365
2 2,538 (24.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,040 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
4 549 (5.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 473 (4.48%) IaaS
6 324 (3.07%) PaaS
7 243 (2.30%) SaaS
8 148 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
9 147 (1.39%) Mimecast
10 146 (1.38%) OneDrive
11 110 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
12 87 (0.82%) G Suite
13 86 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
14 85 (0.80%) Amazon S3
15 80 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
15 80 (0.76%) Serverless
16 73 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 60 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
18 33 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
19 23 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2,370 (22.44%) DNS
2 2,001 (18.95%) Firewall
3 1,850 (17.52%) DHCP
4 1,326 (12.56%) TCP/IP
5 1,291 (12.22%) LAN
6 1,240 (11.74%) WAN
7 1,189 (11.26%) SAN
8 990 (9.37%) VPN
9 518 (4.90%) VoIP
10 483 (4.57%) Skype
11 450 (4.26%) VLAN
12 395 (3.74%) Wireless
13 323 (3.06%) Network Security
14 322 (3.05%) Remote Desktop
15 294 (2.78%) Internet
16 281 (2.66%) NAS
17 241 (2.28%) Cisco ASA
18 225 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
19 157 (1.49%) MPLS
20 145 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,606 (15.21%) SQL Server
2 200 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 158 (1.50%) MySQL
4 129 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 123 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
6 99 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 89 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 85 (0.80%) Oracle Database
9 82 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
10 77 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
11 74 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
12 66 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
13 65 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
14 58 (0.55%) Big Data
15 57 (0.54%) Relational Database
16 50 (0.47%) Hadoop
17 37 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
18 34 (0.32%) GIS
19 30 (0.28%) NoSQL
19 30 (0.28%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 313 (2.96%) Git (software)
2 214 (2.03%) JIRA
3 200 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 191 (1.81%) Visual Studio
5 139 (1.32%) TeamCity
6 119 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
7 115 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
8 87 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 80 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 67 (0.63%) MSI
11 37 (0.35%) Subversion
12 24 (0.23%) JUnit
12 24 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 22 (0.21%) MSBuild
14 20 (0.19%) NUnit
15 18 (0.17%) Fiddler
16 16 (0.15%) Cucumber
16 16 (0.15%) SpecFlow
17 14 (0.13%) CruiseControl
18 13 (0.12%) InstallShield
General
1 1,601 (15.16%) Finance
2 368 (3.48%) Retail
3 331 (3.13%) Law
4 310 (2.94%) Legal
5 301 (2.85%) Telecoms
6 251 (2.38%) Banking
7 218 (2.06%) Marketing
8 182 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 163 (1.54%) Advertising
10 126 (1.19%) Games
11 87 (0.82%) Back Office
12 61 (0.58%) Investment Banking
13 48 (0.45%) French Language
14 47 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 47 (0.45%) German Language
15 46 (0.44%) Billing
16 40 (0.38%) Publishing
17 37 (0.35%) Electronics
18 23 (0.22%) Italian Language
19 20 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2,140 (20.26%) Analyst
2 1,790 (16.95%) Support Engineer
3 1,389 (13.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,238 (11.72%) IT Support
5 1,062 (10.06%) Support Analyst
6 887 (8.40%) 2nd Line Support
7 812 (7.69%) IT Engineer
8 766 (7.25%) Desktop Support
9 694 (6.57%) Service Analyst
10 647 (6.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 617 (5.84%) Service Desk Analyst
12 603 (5.71%) IT Analyst
13 540 (5.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 526 (4.98%) Architect
15 514 (4.87%) 3rd Line Support
16 498 (4.72%) IT Support Engineer
17 491 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
18 461 (4.37%) Administrator
19 438 (4.15%) Consultant
20 432 (4.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 383 (3.63%) .NET
2 339 (3.21%) Web Services
3 283 (2.68%) LDAP
4 198 (1.87%) HTML
5 173 (1.64%) .NET Framework
6 156 (1.48%) ASP.NET
7 147 (1.39%) CSS
8 121 (1.15%) XML
9 113 (1.07%) Middleware
10 111 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
11 89 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 77 (0.73%) REST
13 76 (0.72%) Entity Framework
14 75 (0.71%) WCF
15 65 (0.62%) SAML
15 65 (0.62%) Software Packaging
16 61 (0.58%) OAuth
17 56 (0.53%) AngularJS
18 46 (0.44%) J2EE
19 40 (0.38%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 817 (7.74%) Data Centre
2 636 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 468 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
4 394 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 341 (3.23%) Driving Licence
6 301 (2.85%) Blackberry
7 291 (2.76%) Clustering
8 279 (2.64%) Computer Science
9 208 (1.97%) PKI
10 181 (1.71%) iPhone
11 179 (1.69%) User Experience
12 178 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
13 177 (1.68%) Private Cloud
14 176 (1.67%) Public Cloud
15 162 (1.53%) Replication
16 154 (1.46%) iPad
17 138 (1.31%) Hedge funds
18 132 (1.25%) Fat Client
18 132 (1.25%) Thin Client
19 107 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8,509 (80.57%) Windows
2 4,695 (44.46%) Windows Server
3 2,311 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 2,228 (21.10%) Windows 7
5 2,149 (20.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1,971 (18.66%) Windows 10
7 1,353 (12.81%) Linux
8 577 (5.46%) Windows 8
9 479 (4.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 341 (3.23%) Unix
11 337 (3.19%) Mac OS X
12 290 (2.75%) Android
13 248 (2.35%) Windows XP
14 208 (1.97%) Apple iOS
15 181 (1.71%) Mac OS
16 160 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 127 (1.20%) CentOS
18 72 (0.68%) Ubuntu
19 57 (0.54%) Solaris
20 43 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,780 (26.32%) ITIL
2 1,130 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
3 737 (6.98%) Migration
4 677 (6.41%) Service Delivery
5 634 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 613 (5.80%) Service Management
7 545 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
8 536 (5.08%) DevOps
9 459 (4.35%) Project Management
10 399 (3.78%) Presales
11 380 (3.60%) ITSM
12 343 (3.25%) Incident Management
13 340 (3.22%) Mentoring
14 338 (3.20%) Change Management
15 329 (3.12%) Problem Management
16 327 (3.10%) ITIL V3
17 312 (2.95%) Mobile Device Management
18 306 (2.90%) Continuous Improvement
19 286 (2.71%) PRINCE2
20 280 (2.65%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1,753 (16.60%) PowerShell
2 1,639 (15.52%) SQL
3 308 (2.92%) C#
4 248 (2.35%) JavaScript
5 217 (2.05%) Python
6 181 (1.71%) Bash Shell
6 181 (1.71%) T-SQL
7 170 (1.61%) Java
8 161 (1.52%) VBScript
9 141 (1.34%) C
10 113 (1.07%) Perl
11 98 (0.93%) VB
12 73 (0.69%) Shell Script
13 72 (0.68%) VBA
14 59 (0.56%) Ruby
15 42 (0.40%) PHP
16 30 (0.28%) C++
17 18 (0.17%) PL/SQL
18 14 (0.13%) VB.NET
19 13 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 1,546 (14.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,029 (9.74%) MCSE
3 846 (8.01%) Degree
4 586 (5.55%) MCSA
5 558 (5.28%) Cisco Certification
6 495 (4.69%) Security Cleared
7 482 (4.56%) MCP
8 404 (3.83%) CCNA
9 322 (3.05%) MCITP
10 248 (2.35%) SC Cleared
11 224 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
12 217 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 190 (1.80%) CCNP
14 185 (1.75%) DBS Check
15 167 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
16 132 (1.25%) CISSP
16 132 (1.25%) MCTS
17 118 (1.12%) DV Cleared
18 108 (1.02%) A+ Certification
19 90 (0.85%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 814 (7.71%) SLA
2 250 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 123 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 100 (0.95%) GDPR
5 81 (0.77%) PMO
6 73 (0.69%) QA
7 42 (0.40%) COBIT
8 38 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 33 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
10 19 (0.18%) Data Quality
10 19 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.066%) ISO 9000
12 7 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.057%) ISO 31000
14 5 (0.047%) GAMP
14 5 (0.047%) HIPAA
15 4 (0.038%) DICOM
15 4 (0.038%) GPG13
15 4 (0.038%) HL7
System Software
1 2,513 (23.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2,086 (19.75%) Hyper-V
3 634 (6.00%) XenApp
4 603 (5.71%) vSphere
5 513 (4.86%) VMware ESXi
6 418 (3.96%) XenDesktop
7 279 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
8 258 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
9 249 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 172 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
11 129 (1.22%) Terminal Services
12 112 (1.06%) XenServer
13 83 (0.79%) DFS Replication
14 81 (0.77%) BitLocker
15 71 (0.67%) Docker
16 66 (0.62%) Firmware
17 63 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 51 (0.48%) VMware NSX
19 48 (0.45%) VirtualBox
20 47 (0.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,729 (16.37%) SCCM
2 514 (4.87%) SCOM
3 265 (2.51%) WSUS
4 243 (2.30%) Backup Exec
5 226 (2.14%) vCenter Server
6 211 (2.00%) Puppet
7 210 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
8 189 (1.79%) Ansible
9 151 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
10 149 (1.41%) AirWatch
11 148 (1.40%) Failover Clustering
12 146 (1.38%) SCOrch
13 142 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
14 125 (1.18%) SCVMM
15 102 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
16 98 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 94 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 86 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
19 81 (0.77%) Nagios
20 76 (0.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6,038 (57.17%) Microsoft
2 4,138 (39.18%) VMware
3 2,061 (19.52%) Citrix
4 1,755 (16.62%) Cisco
5 814 (7.71%) HP
6 651 (6.16%) Apple
7 417 (3.95%) Veeam
8 382 (3.62%) Oracle
9 371 (3.51%) NetApp
10 359 (3.40%) Google
11 317 (3.00%) Dell
12 244 (2.31%) ServiceNow
13 226 (2.14%) Symantec
14 223 (2.11%) SolarWinds
15 214 (2.03%) Red Hat
16 169 (1.60%) Avaya
17 168 (1.59%) EMC
18 167 (1.58%) IBM
19 166 (1.57%) SAP
20 164 (1.55%) Ivanti