Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 29 28
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 10,519 10,578 13,196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.45% 6.42% 6.66%
As % of the System Software category 48.05% 52.10% 55.61%
Number of salaries quoted 9,188 9,160 11,641
England median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 21,894 20,302 23,728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.43% 12.33% 11.97%
Number of salaries quoted 18,194 16,942 20,079
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 4,240 £45,000 +12.50% 437
South East -6 2,240 £32,500 -4.41% 306
North of England -16 1,460 £30,000 - 277
Midlands +1 1,074 £33,500 +3.08% 207
North West -8 770 £30,000 -7.69% 135
South West +6 750 £32,500 +8.33% 110
East of England -5 734 £34,500 +6.15% 122
West Midlands +8 706 £33,500 +6.35% 114
Yorkshire -11 581 £32,000 +6.67% 118
East Midlands -4 367 £33,500 -0.59% 93
North East -18 110 £30,000 +3.45% 24
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 8,425 (80.09%) Windows
2 6,004 (57.08%) Microsoft
3 4,653 (44.23%) Windows Server
4 4,296 (40.84%) VMware
5 3,559 (33.83%) Office 365
6 2,787 (26.49%) ITIL
7 2,661 (25.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2,631 (25.01%) MS Exchange
9 2,496 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 2,294 (21.81%) Windows 7
11 2,292 (21.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 2,252 (21.41%) Microsoft Office
13 2,247 (21.36%) Citrix
14 2,245 (21.34%) DNS
15 2,103 (19.99%) Microsoft Azure
16 2,055 (19.54%) Firewall
17 1,998 (18.99%) Hyper-V
18 1,924 (18.29%) Cisco
19 1,859 (17.67%) Windows 10
20 1,811 (17.22%) DHCP
21 1,690 (16.07%) SCCM
22 1,615 (15.35%) Microsoft Certification
23 1,608 (15.29%) Finance
24 1,595 (15.16%) SQL Server
25 1,581 (15.03%) PowerShell
26 1,518 (14.43%) SQL
27 1,376 (13.08%) TCP/IP
28 1,361 (12.94%) WAN
29 1,346 (12.80%) LAN
30 1,229 (11.68%) SAN

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 2,631 (25.01%) MS Exchange
2 1,072 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 941 (8.95%) SharePoint
4 784 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 713 (6.78%) Skype for Business
6 631 (6.00%) IIS
7 300 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 170 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 145 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 145 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 132 (1.25%) Apache
11 81 (0.77%) Tomcat
12 74 (0.70%) Confluence
13 63 (0.60%) WebSphere
14 62 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
15 58 (0.55%) JBoss
16 55 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
17 53 (0.50%) IBM Notes
18 51 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
19 46 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 2,252 (21.41%) Microsoft Office
2 154 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 106 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 17 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.076%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.076%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.067%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.038%) Stata
10 3 (0.029%) Camtasia
10 3 (0.029%) CINEMA 4D
10 3 (0.029%) Maya
11 2 (0.019%) InCopy
11 2 (0.019%) InDesign
11 2 (0.019%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.019%) Vectorworks
12 1 (0.010%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.010%) HipChat
12 1 (0.010%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 128 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 46 (0.44%) Elite 3E
4 24 (0.23%) Eikon
5 22 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 19 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
6 19 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 19 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
7 16 (0.15%) Scribe Insight
8 12 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 9 (0.086%) HFM
10 8 (0.076%) Dynamics GP
11 7 (0.067%) Northgate Housing
11 7 (0.067%) Workfront
12 6 (0.057%) Markit EDM
12 6 (0.057%) SAP ERP
12 6 (0.057%) SAP GRC
12 6 (0.057%) Visualfiles
13 5 (0.048%) SAP CRM
14 4 (0.038%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3,559 (33.83%) Office 365
2 2,103 (19.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 791 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
4 494 (4.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 457 (4.34%) IaaS
6 325 (3.09%) PaaS
7 206 (1.96%) SaaS
8 175 (1.66%) Mimecast
9 145 (1.38%) OneDrive
10 129 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
11 91 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
12 74 (0.70%) G Suite
13 73 (0.69%) Serverless
14 56 (0.53%) Amazon S3
15 45 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
16 42 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 42 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
17 30 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 30 (0.29%) Yammer
18 27 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2,245 (21.34%) DNS
2 2,055 (19.54%) Firewall
3 1,811 (17.22%) DHCP
4 1,376 (13.08%) TCP/IP
5 1,361 (12.94%) WAN
6 1,346 (12.80%) LAN
7 1,229 (11.68%) SAN
8 937 (8.91%) VPN
9 623 (5.92%) VoIP
10 601 (5.71%) Skype
11 510 (4.85%) VLAN
12 417 (3.96%) Wireless
13 304 (2.89%) Network Security
14 300 (2.85%) Remote Desktop
15 298 (2.83%) Internet
16 267 (2.54%) NAS
17 238 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
18 231 (2.20%) MPLS
19 187 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
20 163 (1.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,595 (15.16%) SQL Server
2 218 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 164 (1.56%) MySQL
4 140 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 103 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 99 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 92 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
8 85 (0.81%) Oracle Database
9 82 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
10 78 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 77 (0.73%) Relational Database
12 75 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 61 (0.58%) NoSQL
14 58 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
15 44 (0.42%) Big Data
16 43 (0.41%) GIS
17 42 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
18 38 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
19 37 (0.35%) Power BI
20 33 (0.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 206 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 179 (1.70%) Visual Studio
3 132 (1.25%) JIRA
4 103 (0.98%) MSI
4 103 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
5 95 (0.90%) TeamCity
6 92 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
7 69 (0.66%) Jenkins
7 69 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 41 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 35 (0.33%) Subversion
10 25 (0.24%) InstallShield
11 21 (0.20%) JUnit
12 18 (0.17%) Metasploit
13 16 (0.15%) Vagrant
14 11 (0.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 9 (0.086%) Burp Suite
15 9 (0.086%) Maven
15 9 (0.086%) NUnit
16 7 (0.067%) MSBuild
General
1 1,608 (15.29%) Finance
2 443 (4.21%) Law
3 400 (3.80%) Legal
4 322 (3.06%) Retail
5 309 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 301 (2.86%) Banking
7 155 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 153 (1.45%) Advertising
9 146 (1.39%) Marketing
10 127 (1.21%) Games
11 75 (0.71%) Back Office
12 65 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 62 (0.59%) Investment Banking
14 47 (0.45%) Publishing
15 41 (0.39%) Electronics
16 38 (0.36%) French Language
17 28 (0.27%) German Language
18 26 (0.25%) Billing
18 26 (0.25%) Front Office
19 22 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,159 (20.52%) Analyst
2 1,953 (18.57%) Support Engineer
3 1,355 (12.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,306 (12.42%) IT Support
5 1,099 (10.45%) Support Analyst
6 964 (9.16%) 2nd Line Support
7 859 (8.17%) IT Engineer
8 801 (7.61%) Desktop Support
9 701 (6.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 665 (6.32%) Service Analyst
11 619 (5.88%) IT Analyst
12 597 (5.68%) Service Desk Analyst
13 567 (5.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 547 (5.20%) 3rd Line Support
15 534 (5.08%) IT Support Engineer
16 528 (5.02%) Windows Engineer
17 480 (4.56%) Consultant
18 475 (4.52%) Architect
19 466 (4.43%) Administrator
20 435 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (3.44%) .NET
2 299 (2.84%) Web Services
3 246 (2.34%) LDAP
4 201 (1.91%) HTML
5 129 (1.23%) ASP.NET
6 123 (1.17%) .NET Framework
7 119 (1.13%) XML
8 113 (1.07%) Software Packaging
9 103 (0.98%) CSS
10 87 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
11 67 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 63 (0.60%) AngularJS
13 60 (0.57%) HTML5
13 60 (0.57%) J2EE
14 47 (0.45%) Entity Framework
15 42 (0.40%) REST
15 42 (0.40%) WCF
16 41 (0.39%) Middleware
17 35 (0.33%) 802.1X
18 34 (0.32%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 761 (7.23%) Data Centre
2 575 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 421 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 332 (3.16%) Clustering
5 330 (3.14%) Driving Licence
6 301 (2.86%) Blackberry
7 267 (2.54%) Computer Science
8 166 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
9 159 (1.51%) Fat Client
9 159 (1.51%) Hedge funds
9 159 (1.51%) iPhone
9 159 (1.51%) Thin Client
10 153 (1.45%) PKI
11 151 (1.44%) User Experience
12 145 (1.38%) Replication
13 136 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
14 132 (1.25%) Public Cloud
15 118 (1.12%) iPad
15 118 (1.12%) Private Cloud
16 112 (1.06%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8,425 (80.09%) Windows
2 4,653 (44.23%) Windows Server
3 2,496 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 2,294 (21.81%) Windows 7
5 2,292 (21.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 1,859 (17.67%) Windows 10
7 1,096 (10.42%) Linux
8 681 (6.47%) Windows 8
9 537 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 334 (3.18%) Mac OS X
11 311 (2.96%) Windows XP
12 310 (2.95%) Unix
13 271 (2.58%) Android
14 207 (1.97%) Apple iOS
15 157 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 154 (1.46%) CentOS
17 129 (1.23%) Mac OS
18 92 (0.87%) Ubuntu
19 62 (0.59%) Windows Vista
20 55 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,787 (26.49%) ITIL
2 687 (6.53%) Service Delivery
3 681 (6.47%) Migration
4 613 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 597 (5.68%) Service Management
6 469 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
7 417 (3.96%) Presales
8 410 (3.90%) Project Management
9 387 (3.68%) Change Management
10 366 (3.48%) Problem Management
11 364 (3.46%) Incident Management
12 355 (3.37%) Mentoring
13 337 (3.20%) DevOps
14 316 (3.00%) ITSM
15 315 (2.99%) Time Management
16 304 (2.89%) CRM
17 302 (2.87%) ITIL V3
18 297 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
19 293 (2.79%) Information Security
20 289 (2.75%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1,581 (15.03%) PowerShell
2 1,518 (14.43%) SQL
3 262 (2.49%) C#
4 198 (1.88%) JavaScript
5 177 (1.68%) T-SQL
6 168 (1.60%) Python
7 151 (1.44%) Bash Shell
8 149 (1.42%) Java
9 139 (1.32%) VBScript
10 117 (1.11%) Perl
11 113 (1.07%) C
12 104 (0.99%) Shell Script
13 100 (0.95%) VB
14 70 (0.67%) PHP
15 58 (0.55%) VBA
16 33 (0.31%) C++
17 31 (0.29%) PL/SQL
18 24 (0.23%) Ruby
19 11 (0.10%) Ada
20 8 (0.076%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 1,615 (15.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,028 (9.77%) MCSE
3 784 (7.45%) Degree
4 651 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
5 611 (5.81%) MCSA
6 507 (4.82%) Security Cleared
7 489 (4.65%) CCNA
8 441 (4.19%) MCP
9 297 (2.82%) MCITP
10 290 (2.76%) SC Cleared
11 258 (2.45%) CCNP
12 233 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
13 190 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 174 (1.65%) CISSP
15 164 (1.56%) DV Cleared
16 152 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
17 140 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
18 139 (1.32%) CISM
19 112 (1.06%) CCA
20 109 (1.04%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 830 (7.89%) SLA
2 253 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 103 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 76 (0.72%) GDPR
5 61 (0.58%) QA
6 58 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 53 (0.50%) PMO
8 36 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 29 (0.28%) COBIT
10 23 (0.22%) Data Quality
11 18 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 14 (0.13%) ISO 9001
13 13 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 11 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 7 (0.067%) GCP
16 6 (0.057%) FISMA
16 6 (0.057%) ISO 31000
17 5 (0.048%) GAMP
17 5 (0.048%) HIPAA
18 3 (0.029%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2,661 (25.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,998 (18.99%) Hyper-V
3 664 (6.31%) XenApp
4 600 (5.70%) vSphere
5 538 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
6 399 (3.79%) XenDesktop
7 276 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 239 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
9 206 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
10 161 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
11 148 (1.41%) Terminal Services
12 125 (1.19%) XenServer
13 87 (0.83%) BitLocker
14 81 (0.77%) DFS Replication
15 78 (0.74%) Docker
16 68 (0.65%) NFS
17 58 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 51 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
19 43 (0.41%) VirtualBox
20 38 (0.36%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,690 (16.07%) SCCM
2 523 (4.97%) SCOM
3 243 (2.31%) WSUS
4 216 (2.05%) Backup Exec
4 216 (2.05%) vCenter Server
5 190 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
6 185 (1.76%) Puppet
7 148 (1.41%) SCOrch
8 139 (1.32%) AirWatch
9 127 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
10 123 (1.17%) SCVMM
11 115 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
12 100 (0.95%) Ansible
13 88 (0.84%) Nagios
14 87 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
15 86 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 81 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
16 81 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 79 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
18 70 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6,004 (57.08%) Microsoft
2 4,296 (40.84%) VMware
3 2,247 (21.36%) Citrix
4 1,924 (18.29%) Cisco
5 895 (8.51%) HP
6 570 (5.42%) Apple
7 412 (3.92%) Dell
8 405 (3.85%) NetApp
9 395 (3.76%) Veeam
10 332 (3.16%) Oracle
11 302 (2.87%) Google
12 247 (2.35%) Symantec
13 212 (2.02%) Red Hat
14 208 (1.98%) Avaya
15 195 (1.85%) Juniper
16 191 (1.82%) Ivanti
17 170 (1.62%) Bloomberg
18 165 (1.57%) Sophos
19 163 (1.55%) SolarWinds
20 160 (1.52%) McAfee