Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > England
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 29 34
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 7,717 9,905 10,591
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 7.05% 7.15% 6.42%
As % of the System Software category 41.06% 44.08% 47.08%
Number of salaries quoted 6,747 8,526 9,418
Median annual salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,125 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £38,000 £38,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year -1.30% +5.48% +4.29%

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 18,795 22,472 22,498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.17% 16.22% 13.65%
Number of salaries quoted 15,382 18,293 18,515
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +10.59%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in England

Active Directory
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in England.

Salary trend for Active Directory in England

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in England over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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 -2 2,988 £45,000 - 304
South East -2 1,533 £35,000 -4.11% 260
North of England -4 1,090 £37,250 +9.56% 242
Midlands +5 857 £35,500 -11.25% 152
South West +30 693 £32,750 -6.43% 136
North West 0 615 £37,500 +7.14% 133
East of England -1 543 £37,500 +7.14% 122
West Midlands +3 534 £35,250 -11.88% 91
Yorkshire -11 380 £37,500 +10.29% 69
East Midlands +8 321 £35,500 -5.33% 60
North East +4 95 £31,500 -3.08% 40
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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 6,141 (79.58%) Windows
2 4,583 (59.39%) Microsoft
3 4,133 (53.56%) Office 365
4 3,206 (41.54%) Windows Server
5 2,838 (36.78%) VMware
6 2,681 (34.74%) Azure
7 2,158 (27.96%) Windows 10
8 1,786 (23.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,714 (22.21%) DNS
10 1,648 (21.36%) ITIL
11 1,477 (19.14%) Firewall
12 1,448 (18.76%) MS Exchange
13 1,418 (18.38%) PowerShell
14 1,396 (18.09%) SCCM
15 1,392 (18.04%) DHCP
16 1,378 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 1,312 (17.00%) Microsoft Office
18 1,307 (16.94%) Citrix
19 1,253 (16.24%) Hyper-V
20 1,217 (15.77%) Windows Server 2012
21 1,159 (15.02%) Cisco
22 1,051 (13.62%) Windows 7
23 1,044 (13.53%) Finance
24 1,043 (13.52%) SQL
25 1,039 (13.46%) SQL Server
26 1,006 (13.04%) TCP/IP
27 988 (12.80%) Windows Server 2016
28 987 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
29 949 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
30 931 (12.06%) 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 1,448 (18.76%) MS Exchange
2 909 (11.78%) SharePoint
3 445 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 371 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 342 (4.43%) IIS
6 330 (4.28%) Skype for Business
7 66 (0.86%) Confluence
7 66 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 43 (0.56%) Apache
9 38 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 31 (0.40%) Drupal
10 31 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 29 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
12 26 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
13 24 (0.31%) WebSphere
14 18 (0.23%) CMS
15 17 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
16 13 (0.17%) OpenStack
17 11 (0.14%) JBoss
17 11 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 1,312 (17.00%) Microsoft Office
2 132 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 75 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 11 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
8 8 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.065%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.065%) InDesign
10 4 (0.052%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (0.052%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.039%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.026%) Mozilla Thunderbird
12 2 (0.026%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 44 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.17%) Elite 3E
4 12 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 10 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.091%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.052%) assyst
8 4 (0.052%) Infor SunSystems
8 4 (0.052%) iTrent
8 4 (0.052%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.039%) Exchequer
9 3 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.039%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.039%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.039%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.026%) Epicor Tropos
10 2 (0.026%) Sage 50
10 2 (0.026%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.026%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4,133 (53.56%) Office 365
2 2,681 (34.74%) Azure
3 873 (11.31%) AWS
4 850 (11.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 353 (4.57%) IaaS
6 301 (3.90%) SaaS
7 286 (3.71%) PaaS
8 244 (3.16%) OneDrive
9 126 (1.63%) Power Platform
10 119 (1.54%) Mimecast
11 93 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
12 77 (1.00%) Serverless
13 70 (0.91%) G Suite
14 63 (0.82%) GCP
15 59 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
16 57 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 56 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
18 44 (0.57%) Amazon S3
19 42 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
20 41 (0.53%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1,714 (22.21%) DNS
2 1,477 (19.14%) Firewall
3 1,392 (18.04%) DHCP
4 1,006 (13.04%) TCP/IP
5 931 (12.06%) LAN
6 825 (10.69%) WAN
7 667 (8.64%) VPN
8 609 (7.89%) SAN
9 412 (5.34%) VoIP
10 382 (4.95%) Skype
11 343 (4.44%) VLAN
12 342 (4.43%) Wireless
13 245 (3.17%) Internet
14 223 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
15 207 (2.68%) NAS
16 192 (2.49%) Remote Desktop
17 174 (2.25%) NetScaler
18 152 (1.97%) Network Security
19 112 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
20 99 (1.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,039 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 108 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
3 105 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 94 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 92 (1.19%) MySQL
6 84 (1.09%) Power BI
7 70 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
8 66 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
8 66 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 64 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 51 (0.66%) Relational Database
11 44 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 34 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
13 31 (0.40%) Oracle Database
14 30 (0.39%) Data Lake
14 30 (0.39%) RDBMS
15 29 (0.38%) SQL Server 2017
16 26 (0.34%) GIS
16 26 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
17 24 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 160 (2.07%) JIRA
2 135 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 84 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 66 (0.86%) TeamCity
5 57 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 55 (0.71%) Visual Studio
7 45 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
8 43 (0.56%) MSI
9 39 (0.51%) Bitbucket
10 28 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (0.31%) NUnit
12 21 (0.27%) GitLab
13 19 (0.25%) Subversion
14 16 (0.21%) Maven
15 14 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 13 (0.17%) Chocolatey
16 13 (0.17%) InstallShield
16 13 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
17 11 (0.14%) SonarQube
17 11 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1,044 (13.53%) Finance
2 246 (3.19%) Public Sector
3 239 (3.10%) Retail
4 233 (3.02%) Legal
5 211 (2.73%) Law
6 187 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 135 (1.75%) Banking
8 112 (1.45%) Marketing
9 95 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 81 (1.05%) Advertising
11 78 (1.01%) Back Office
12 58 (0.75%) Local Government
13 55 (0.71%) Aerospace
14 44 (0.57%) Games
15 39 (0.51%) Electronics
16 37 (0.48%) Billing
17 21 (0.27%) Military
18 20 (0.26%) Publishing
19 18 (0.23%) Financial Institution
20 17 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,387 (17.97%) Analyst
2 1,201 (15.56%) Support Engineer
3 1,091 (14.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,070 (13.87%) IT Support
5 763 (9.89%) IT Engineer
6 672 (8.71%) Support Analyst
7 611 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 457 (5.92%) IT Support Engineer
9 427 (5.53%) IT Analyst
10 415 (5.38%) Consultant
11 394 (5.11%) Desktop Support
12 391 (5.07%) Administrator
13 389 (5.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 361 (4.68%) Service Analyst
15 357 (4.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 335 (4.34%) Architect
17 328 (4.25%) Service Desk Analyst
18 325 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support
19 274 (3.55%) IT Support Analyst
20 269 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (2.18%) .NET
2 147 (1.90%) LDAP
3 106 (1.37%) Web Services
4 64 (0.83%) JSON
5 49 (0.63%) REST
6 47 (0.61%) HTML
7 46 (0.60%) CSS
8 42 (0.54%) .NET Framework
9 38 (0.49%) XML
10 36 (0.47%) ASP.NET
11 35 (0.45%) Node.js
11 35 (0.45%) SAML
12 32 (0.41%) LAMP
13 24 (0.31%) Middleware
14 22 (0.29%) .NET Core
14 22 (0.29%) OAuth
15 21 (0.27%) Entity Framework
16 16 (0.21%) 802.1X
16 16 (0.21%) WSH
17 15 (0.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 717 (9.29%) Data Centre
2 415 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 369 (4.78%) Management Information System
4 303 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
5 210 (2.72%) Clustering
6 200 (2.59%) Driving Licence
7 141 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
8 135 (1.75%) PKI
9 120 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 113 (1.46%) iPhone
11 108 (1.40%) iPad
12 106 (1.37%) Private Cloud
12 106 (1.37%) Smartphone
13 105 (1.36%) Public Cloud
14 104 (1.35%) Replication
15 87 (1.13%) Blackberry
16 78 (1.01%) User Experience
17 77 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
18 64 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
19 57 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6,141 (79.58%) Windows
2 3,206 (41.54%) Windows Server
3 2,158 (27.96%) Windows 10
4 1,217 (15.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,051 (13.62%) Windows 7
6 988 (12.80%) Windows Server 2016
7 841 (10.90%) Linux
8 813 (10.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 263 (3.41%) Windows 8
10 238 (3.08%) Android
11 232 (3.01%) Windows Server 2019
12 213 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 211 (2.73%) Apple iOS
14 168 (2.18%) Mac OS
15 155 (2.01%) Mac OS X
16 145 (1.88%) Unix
17 102 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 87 (1.13%) Windows XP
19 71 (0.92%) CentOS
20 60 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,648 (21.36%) ITIL
2 1,378 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 987 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
4 545 (7.06%) Migration
5 469 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
6 450 (5.83%) DevOps
7 391 (5.07%) Mentoring
8 368 (4.77%) Service Delivery
9 353 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 340 (4.41%) Service Management
11 330 (4.28%) Change Management
12 328 (4.25%) Information Security
13 310 (4.02%) Project Delivery
14 305 (3.95%) Project Management
15 287 (3.72%) Incident Management
16 270 (3.50%) Cybersecurity
17 246 (3.19%) ITSM
18 240 (3.11%) Presales
19 211 (2.73%) Configuration Management
20 208 (2.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1,418 (18.38%) PowerShell
2 1,043 (13.52%) SQL
3 232 (3.01%) Python
4 129 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 110 (1.43%) C#
5 110 (1.43%) Java
6 109 (1.41%) VBScript
7 88 (1.14%) JavaScript
8 77 (1.00%) C
9 56 (0.73%) T-SQL
10 51 (0.66%) Ruby
11 49 (0.63%) Perl
12 41 (0.53%) Shell Script
13 33 (0.43%) PHP
14 28 (0.36%) VB
15 24 (0.31%) Go
16 23 (0.30%) C++
17 18 (0.23%) R
18 14 (0.18%) VBA
19 10 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 949 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 552 (7.15%) Degree
3 484 (6.27%) MCSE
4 387 (5.01%) Cisco Certification
5 370 (4.79%) Security Cleared
6 362 (4.69%) MCSA
7 290 (3.76%) CCNA
8 232 (3.01%) SC Cleared
9 193 (2.50%) MCP
10 166 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
11 162 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 131 (1.70%) CCNP
13 122 (1.58%) DV Cleared
14 120 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
15 100 (1.30%) CISSP
16 99 (1.28%) MCITP
17 97 (1.26%) A+ Certification
18 75 (0.97%) DBS Check
19 49 (0.63%) CISM
19 49 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 831 (10.77%) SLA
2 243 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 103 (1.33%) GDPR
4 84 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 66 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
6 63 (0.82%) QA
7 38 (0.49%) ISO 9001
8 29 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 24 (0.31%) COBIT
10 17 (0.22%) NIST
11 14 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 10 (0.13%) PMO
13 9 (0.12%) NCSC
14 8 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 4 (0.052%) GPG13
15 4 (0.052%) GxP
15 4 (0.052%) ISO 14001
16 3 (0.039%) NIST 800
17 2 (0.026%) Data Quality
17 2 (0.026%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,786 (23.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,253 (16.24%) Hyper-V
3 500 (6.48%) XenApp
4 448 (5.81%) vSphere
5 415 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
6 316 (4.09%) XenDesktop
7 186 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
8 128 (1.66%) Docker
9 122 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
10 103 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 80 (1.04%) Firmware
12 78 (1.01%) Terminal Services
13 66 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
14 50 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
15 49 (0.63%) VMware NSX
16 44 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 42 (0.54%) Terminal Server
18 41 (0.53%) BitLocker
19 30 (0.39%) NFS
20 27 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1,396 (18.09%) SCCM
2 510 (6.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 296 (3.84%) SCOM
4 292 (3.78%) WSUS
5 196 (2.54%) Ansible
6 168 (2.18%) vCenter Server
7 144 (1.87%) Terraform
8 122 (1.58%) Puppet
9 107 (1.39%) Backup Exec
10 97 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
11 94 (1.22%) Kubernetes
12 88 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
13 79 (1.02%) SCVMM
14 76 (0.98%) Nagios
15 52 (0.67%) Jamf Pro
16 51 (0.66%) AirWatch
16 51 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
17 50 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
17 50 (0.65%) NetBackup
17 50 (0.65%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4,583 (59.39%) Microsoft
2 2,838 (36.78%) VMware
3 1,307 (16.94%) Citrix
4 1,159 (15.02%) Cisco
5 517 (6.70%) HP
6 341 (4.42%) Apple
7 311 (4.03%) Veeam
8 283 (3.67%) Dell
9 230 (2.98%) NetApp
10 182 (2.36%) Oracle
11 170 (2.20%) Symantec
12 169 (2.19%) EMC
13 166 (2.15%) ServiceNow
14 152 (1.97%) Meraki
15 149 (1.93%) SolarWinds
16 135 (1.75%) Palo Alto
17 131 (1.70%) Google
18 130 (1.68%) McAfee
19 122 (1.58%) Avaya
20 118 (1.53%) Red Hat