Period
to 23 November 2017

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

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 29 29
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 10961 11820 13450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.49% 6.60% 6.57%
As % of the System Software category 50.13% 53.30% 57.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9558 10277 11927
England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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 21866 22177 23473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.95% 12.38% 11.47%
Number of salaries quoted 18399 18730 19676
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.53%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +3 4632 £44,000 +12.82% 227
South East 0 2206 £32,500 -7.14% 138
North of England -9 1676 £29,000 -10.77% 119
Midlands -9 971 £31,500 -3.08% 96
North West -7 851 £29,000 -10.77% 80
East of England -1 769 £32,500 -7.14% 52
Yorkshire -3 718 £29,000 -7.94% 31
South West -8 714 £33,000 +10.00% 51
West Midlands -9 614 £33,500 +11.67% 57
East Midlands -3 357 £30,000 -7.69% 39
North East -4 104 £30,000 -7.69% 8
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 8881 (81.02%) Windows
2 6248 (57.00%) Microsoft
3 4974 (45.38%) Windows Server
4 4611 (42.07%) VMware
5 3342 (30.49%) Office 365
6 3176 (28.98%) MS Exchange
7 2885 (26.32%) ITIL
8 2844 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2606 (23.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 2490 (22.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 2473 (22.56%) Windows 7
12 2380 (21.71%) Citrix
13 2360 (21.53%) DNS
14 2299 (20.97%) Microsoft Office
15 2278 (20.78%) Firewall
16 2195 (20.03%) Cisco
17 1957 (17.85%) Hyper-V
18 1923 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
19 1892 (17.26%) DHCP
20 1833 (16.72%) Finance
21 1815 (16.56%) Microsoft Certification
22 1764 (16.09%) Windows 10
23 1678 (15.31%) SQL Server
24 1673 (15.26%) PowerShell
25 1624 (14.82%) SQL
26 1612 (14.71%) TCP/IP
27 1610 (14.69%) SCCM
28 1482 (13.52%) SAN
29 1450 (13.23%) WAN
30 1411 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2010

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 3176 (28.98%) MS Exchange
2 1411 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1015 (9.26%) SharePoint
4 855 (7.80%) Skype for Business
5 805 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 716 (6.53%) IIS
7 348 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 209 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
9 178 (1.62%) Apache
10 176 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 136 (1.24%) Tomcat
12 122 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
13 90 (0.82%) Confluence
14 67 (0.61%) CMS
15 59 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
16 56 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
17 53 (0.48%) IBM Notes
18 50 (0.46%) JBoss
19 36 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
19 36 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2299 (20.97%) Microsoft Office
2 159 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 84 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 66 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.073%) Maya
7 8 (0.073%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.064%) Acrobat
8 7 (0.064%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.055%) Houdini
9 6 (0.055%) NUKE
10 5 (0.046%) InDesign
11 4 (0.036%) InCopy
12 3 (0.027%) CINEMA 4D
12 3 (0.027%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.027%) Revit
12 3 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.027%) SPSS
12 3 (0.027%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 117 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 21 (0.19%) Eikon
4 20 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 18 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
7 10 (0.091%) Scribe Insight
8 9 (0.082%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 8 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.073%) Veritas eDiscovery
10 7 (0.064%) SAP ERP
10 7 (0.064%) Visualfiles
11 6 (0.055%) Maximo
11 6 (0.055%) NetSuite
11 6 (0.055%) SAP CRM
11 6 (0.055%) SAP GRC
11 6 (0.055%) Workfront
12 4 (0.036%) Markit EDM
12 4 (0.036%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (0.036%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 3342 (30.49%) Office 365
2 1923 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 868 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
4 546 (4.98%) IaaS
5 391 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 320 (2.92%) PaaS
7 176 (1.61%) Mimecast
8 170 (1.55%) SaaS
9 98 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
9 98 (0.89%) OneDrive
10 92 (0.84%) G Suite
11 70 (0.64%) GitHub
12 50 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 44 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
14 39 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
15 38 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 33 (0.30%) Amazon S3
17 30 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
18 24 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
19 21 (0.19%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 2360 (21.53%) DNS
2 2278 (20.78%) Firewall
3 1892 (17.26%) DHCP
4 1612 (14.71%) TCP/IP
5 1482 (13.52%) SAN
6 1450 (13.23%) WAN
7 1395 (12.73%) LAN
8 1074 (9.80%) VPN
9 732 (6.68%) Skype
10 655 (5.98%) VoIP
11 535 (4.88%) VLAN
12 393 (3.59%) Wireless
13 348 (3.17%) Internet
14 317 (2.89%) Network Security
15 313 (2.86%) MPLS
16 310 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
17 290 (2.65%) NAS
18 256 (2.34%) LDAP
19 247 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
20 224 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1678 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 279 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 212 (1.93%) MySQL
4 196 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 120 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 103 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 97 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
8 93 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 83 (0.76%) NoSQL
10 81 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 68 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
12 64 (0.58%) RDBMS
13 61 (0.56%) Oracle Database
14 59 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
15 57 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
16 45 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 39 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
18 37 (0.34%) Big Data
18 37 (0.34%) MongoDB
19 26 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 142 (1.30%) Visual Studio
2 133 (1.21%) JIRA
3 128 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 98 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
5 95 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 83 (0.76%) MSI
7 77 (0.70%) TeamCity
8 67 (0.61%) Jenkins
9 65 (0.59%) Subversion
10 59 (0.54%) JUnit
11 55 (0.50%) Maven
12 46 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 37 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
14 36 (0.33%) InstallShield
15 18 (0.16%) Metasploit
16 17 (0.16%) Hudson
17 13 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
18 12 (0.11%) Vagrant
19 11 (0.10%) AppScan
20 10 (0.091%) AdminStudio
General
1 1833 (16.72%) Finance
2 525 (4.79%) Banking
3 397 (3.62%) Legal
4 396 (3.61%) Law
5 386 (3.52%) Telecoms
6 274 (2.50%) Retail
7 213 (1.94%) Investment Banking
8 195 (1.78%) Manufacturing
9 169 (1.54%) Retail Banking
10 139 (1.27%) Marketing
11 133 (1.21%) Advertising
12 125 (1.14%) Games
13 98 (0.89%) Back Office
14 66 (0.60%) Electronics
15 64 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 56 (0.51%) Publishing
17 26 (0.24%) French Language
18 23 (0.21%) Spanish Language
19 22 (0.20%) German Language
20 21 (0.19%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 2427 (22.14%) Analyst
2 2014 (18.37%) Support Engineer
3 1549 (14.13%) IT Support
4 1417 (12.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1301 (11.87%) Support Analyst
6 1008 (9.20%) 2nd Line Support
7 954 (8.70%) IT Engineer
8 770 (7.02%) Desktop Support
9 756 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 689 (6.29%) IT Analyst
11 678 (6.19%) Service Analyst
12 612 (5.58%) Service Desk Analyst
13 607 (5.54%) 3rd Line Support
14 605 (5.52%) IT Support Engineer
15 586 (5.35%) Administrator
16 574 (5.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 565 (5.15%) Windows Engineer
18 511 (4.66%) IT Support Analyst
19 453 (4.13%) 1st Line Support
20 437 (3.99%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 398 (3.63%) .NET
2 333 (3.04%) Web Services
3 194 (1.77%) HTML
4 137 (1.25%) ASP.NET
5 99 (0.90%) XML
6 96 (0.88%) CSS
7 94 (0.86%) Software Packaging
8 92 (0.84%) AngularJS
9 76 (0.69%) J2EE
10 72 (0.66%) .NET Framework
11 71 (0.65%) HTML5
11 71 (0.65%) REST
12 64 (0.58%) Spring
13 61 (0.56%) SOAP
14 60 (0.55%) ASP.NET Web API
15 54 (0.49%) SailPoint
16 52 (0.47%) XMPP
17 50 (0.46%) JPA
18 43 (0.39%) 802.1X
19 39 (0.36%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 787 (7.18%) Data Centre
2 513 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 443 (4.04%) Management Information System
4 410 (3.74%) Clustering
5 406 (3.70%) Blackberry
6 357 (3.26%) Driving Licence
7 285 (2.60%) Computer Science
8 198 (1.81%) User Experience
9 191 (1.74%) Replication
10 169 (1.54%) Hedge funds
11 167 (1.52%) iPad
12 164 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
13 154 (1.40%) PKI
14 147 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
15 136 (1.24%) Public Cloud
16 129 (1.18%) iPhone
17 116 (1.06%) Fat Client
17 116 (1.06%) Thin Client
18 108 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
19 99 (0.90%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8881 (81.02%) Windows
2 4974 (45.38%) Windows Server
3 2606 (23.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 2490 (22.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 2473 (22.56%) Windows 7
6 1764 (16.09%) Windows 10
7 1290 (11.77%) Linux
8 904 (8.25%) Windows 8
9 681 (6.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 433 (3.95%) Mac OS X
11 409 (3.73%) Windows XP
12 381 (3.48%) Unix
13 362 (3.30%) Android
14 331 (3.02%) Apple iOS
15 212 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 158 (1.44%) CentOS
17 146 (1.33%) Mac OS
18 123 (1.12%) Ubuntu
19 79 (0.72%) Windows Vista
20 68 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2885 (26.32%) ITIL
2 643 (5.87%) Service Management
3 629 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
4 596 (5.44%) Migration
5 571 (5.21%) Service Delivery
6 542 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
7 450 (4.11%) Asset Management
8 438 (4.00%) Problem Management
9 434 (3.96%) Change Management
10 432 (3.94%) Project Management
11 428 (3.90%) Mentoring
12 408 (3.72%) Information Security
13 354 (3.23%) DevOps
14 334 (3.05%) Incident Management
15 321 (2.93%) Continuous Improvement
16 318 (2.90%) Time Management
17 316 (2.88%) High Availability
18 305 (2.78%) Presales
19 283 (2.58%) CRM
20 282 (2.57%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1673 (15.26%) PowerShell
2 1624 (14.82%) SQL
3 276 (2.52%) C#
4 216 (1.97%) Python
5 207 (1.89%) Java
6 171 (1.56%) Bash Shell
6 171 (1.56%) JavaScript
7 170 (1.55%) T-SQL
8 153 (1.40%) VBScript
9 151 (1.38%) Perl
9 151 (1.38%) Shell Script
10 111 (1.01%) VB
11 101 (0.92%) C
12 73 (0.67%) PHP
13 58 (0.53%) PL/SQL
14 49 (0.45%) C++
15 41 (0.37%) VBA
16 26 (0.24%) Ruby
17 14 (0.13%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.10%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1815 (16.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1158 (10.56%) MCSE
3 817 (7.45%) Degree
4 795 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
5 662 (6.04%) MCSA
6 627 (5.72%) CCNA
7 509 (4.64%) MCP
8 406 (3.70%) Security Cleared
9 302 (2.76%) MCITP
10 288 (2.63%) CCNP
11 282 (2.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 264 (2.41%) SC Cleared
13 252 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
14 244 (2.23%) CISSP
15 243 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
16 196 (1.79%) CCA
17 177 (1.61%) CISM
18 170 (1.55%) DV Cleared
19 148 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
20 132 (1.20%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 796 (7.26%) SLA
2 318 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 168 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 102 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 69 (0.63%) GDPR
6 52 (0.47%) QA
7 34 (0.31%) ISO 9001
8 25 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 24 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 24 (0.22%) PMO
10 23 (0.21%) COBIT
11 17 (0.16%) Data Quality
12 16 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 14 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (0.10%) GCP
15 10 (0.091%) ISO 22301
16 9 (0.082%) BS25999
17 6 (0.055%) FISMA
17 6 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 3 (0.027%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2844 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1957 (17.85%) Hyper-V
3 785 (7.16%) XenApp
4 680 (6.20%) vSphere
5 626 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
6 485 (4.42%) XenDesktop
7 243 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
8 207 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
9 203 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 201 (1.83%) Terminal Services
11 152 (1.39%) XenServer
12 109 (0.99%) Docker
13 107 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
14 76 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 74 (0.68%) NFS
16 65 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
17 60 (0.55%) DFS Replication
18 58 (0.53%) BitLocker
19 41 (0.37%) VMware Server
20 40 (0.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1610 (14.69%) SCCM
2 526 (4.80%) SCOM
3 349 (3.18%) WSUS
4 253 (2.31%) Puppet
5 240 (2.19%) Backup Exec
6 211 (1.93%) vCenter Server
7 188 (1.72%) AirWatch
8 141 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 130 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
10 121 (1.10%) Ansible
11 107 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
12 106 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 104 (0.95%) Nagios
14 103 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
15 87 (0.79%) SCOrch
16 76 (0.69%) SCVMM
17 74 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
18 71 (0.65%) NetBackup
19 57 (0.52%) XenMobile
20 51 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 6248 (57.00%) Microsoft
2 4611 (42.07%) VMware
3 2380 (21.71%) Citrix
4 2195 (20.03%) Cisco
5 910 (8.30%) HP
6 556 (5.07%) Apple
7 509 (4.64%) Dell
8 469 (4.28%) NetApp
9 468 (4.27%) Veeam
10 359 (3.28%) Oracle
11 305 (2.78%) Symantec
12 266 (2.43%) McAfee
13 257 (2.34%) Red Hat
14 220 (2.01%) Juniper
15 214 (1.95%) Avaya
15 214 (1.95%) EMC
16 201 (1.83%) IBM
17 195 (1.78%) ServiceNow
18 194 (1.77%) AppSense
19 187 (1.71%) Google