Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > England
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 32 29
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 10,345 10,891 12,068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.75% 6.64% 6.67%
As % of the System Software category 44.80% 50.58% 53.46%
Number of salaries quoted 8,773 9,514 10,535
England median annual salary £36,750 £35,535 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.42% +1.53% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £60,000
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 23,092 21,534 22,573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.07% 13.13% 12.48%
Number of salaries quoted 18,928 18,247 19,137
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +4 4,275 £42,500 -5.56% 470
South East -2 2,072 £33,500 +3.08% 287
North of England 0 1,649 £33,000 +10.00% 296
Midlands +12 990 £32,500 +3.17% 175
North West +5 918 £32,500 +8.33% 159
East of England +12 842 £33,000 -5.71% 128
Yorkshire -5 662 £35,000 +13.82% 119
West Midlands +13 603 £35,000 +6.06% 109
South West -14 553 £32,500 - 97
East Midlands +4 385 £31,000 +3.33% 66
North East -19 69 £31,000 +12.73% 18
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 8,291 (80.14%) Windows
2 6,010 (58.10%) Microsoft
3 4,560 (44.08%) Windows Server
4 4,000 (38.67%) Office 365
5 3,840 (37.12%) VMware
6 2,853 (27.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 2,464 (23.82%) MS Exchange
8 2,399 (23.19%) ITIL
9 2,375 (22.96%) DNS
10 2,366 (22.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2,187 (21.14%) Windows 10
12 2,184 (21.11%) Microsoft Office
13 2,149 (20.77%) Windows 7
14 2,144 (20.72%) Windows Server 2012
15 1,938 (18.73%) Firewall
16 1,935 (18.70%) Citrix
17 1,863 (18.01%) DHCP
18 1,854 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
19 1,831 (17.70%) Hyper-V
20 1,802 (17.42%) PowerShell
21 1,717 (16.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 1,662 (16.07%) SCCM
23 1,651 (15.96%) Finance
24 1,614 (15.60%) Linux
25 1,603 (15.50%) SQL
26 1,521 (14.70%) Cisco
27 1,455 (14.06%) SQL Server
28 1,438 (13.90%) TCP/IP
29 1,334 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
30 1,316 (12.72%) Amazon AWS

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 2,464 (23.82%) MS Exchange
2 946 (9.14%) SharePoint
3 833 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 720 (6.96%) IIS
5 657 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 573 (5.54%) Skype for Business
7 167 (1.61%) Confluence
8 163 (1.58%) Apache
8 163 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 160 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
10 129 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 104 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 88 (0.85%) Tomcat
13 58 (0.56%) IBM Notes
14 55 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
14 55 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
15 44 (0.43%) CMS
16 42 (0.41%) OpenStack
17 38 (0.37%) Apache Solr
18 37 (0.36%) JBoss
Applications
1 2,184 (21.11%) Microsoft Office
2 218 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 117 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 85 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 61 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 17 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 11 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 11 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.077%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
11 4 (0.039%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.019%) Maya
13 2 (0.019%) Windchill
14 1 (0.010%) NUKE
14 1 (0.010%) Stata
Business Applications
1 79 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 25 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.17%) Scribe Insight
5 17 (0.16%) Concordance
5 17 (0.16%) Relativity
6 11 (0.11%) assyst
6 11 (0.11%) Elite 3E
7 10 (0.097%) Infor SunSystems
7 10 (0.097%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.097%) ReMetrica
8 9 (0.087%) Eikon
8 9 (0.087%) NetSuite
8 9 (0.087%) Orchard Housing
9 8 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.068%) Visualfiles
11 6 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
11 6 (0.058%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 6 (0.058%) Unit4 Business World
12 5 (0.048%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 4,000 (38.67%) Office 365
2 2,853 (27.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,316 (12.72%) Amazon AWS
4 601 (5.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 340 (3.29%) IaaS
6 287 (2.77%) PaaS
7 264 (2.55%) SaaS
8 194 (1.88%) Mimecast
9 161 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
10 144 (1.39%) Amazon S3
11 138 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 135 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
13 112 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
14 104 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
15 94 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 90 (0.87%) G Suite
17 89 (0.86%) OneDrive
18 83 (0.80%) Serverless
19 73 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
20 40 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2,375 (22.96%) DNS
2 1,938 (18.73%) Firewall
3 1,863 (18.01%) DHCP
4 1,438 (13.90%) TCP/IP
5 1,185 (11.45%) LAN
6 1,115 (10.78%) WAN
7 1,082 (10.46%) SAN
8 960 (9.28%) VPN
9 498 (4.81%) Skype
10 478 (4.62%) VoIP
11 456 (4.41%) VLAN
12 390 (3.77%) Network Security
13 387 (3.74%) Wireless
14 377 (3.64%) Internet
15 302 (2.92%) Remote Desktop
16 266 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
17 264 (2.55%) NAS
18 174 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
19 164 (1.59%) Unified Communications
20 154 (1.49%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,455 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 168 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 158 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
4 151 (1.46%) MySQL
5 119 (1.15%) Relational Database
6 103 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 94 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 79 (0.76%) RDBMS
9 71 (0.69%) Oracle Database
10 69 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
10 69 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 63 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
11 63 (0.61%) Big Data
12 56 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
13 53 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
13 53 (0.51%) Hadoop
14 50 (0.48%) Cosmos DB
15 48 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
16 42 (0.41%) NoSQL
17 41 (0.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 305 (2.95%) Git (software)
2 275 (2.66%) JIRA
3 267 (2.58%) Jenkins
4 181 (1.75%) TeamCity
5 145 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
6 116 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 108 (1.04%) Visual Studio
8 80 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 70 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
10 55 (0.53%) MSI
11 43 (0.42%) NUnit
12 40 (0.39%) Cucumber
12 40 (0.39%) SpecFlow
13 29 (0.28%) Subversion
14 27 (0.26%) JUnit
15 21 (0.20%) InstallShield
15 21 (0.20%) MSBuild
16 19 (0.18%) Bitbucket
17 18 (0.17%) Hudson
18 12 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1,651 (15.96%) Finance
2 365 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 346 (3.34%) Retail
4 337 (3.26%) Banking
5 300 (2.90%) Law
6 289 (2.79%) Legal
7 179 (1.73%) Marketing
8 127 (1.23%) Advertising
9 124 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 105 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 104 (1.01%) Games
12 86 (0.83%) Back Office
13 52 (0.50%) Electronics
13 52 (0.50%) Publishing
14 47 (0.45%) French Language
15 30 (0.29%) Financial Institution
16 29 (0.28%) German Language
17 23 (0.22%) Local Government
18 22 (0.21%) Automotive
19 18 (0.17%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 2,102 (20.32%) Analyst
2 1,734 (16.76%) Support Engineer
3 1,410 (13.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,316 (12.72%) IT Support
5 1,045 (10.10%) Support Analyst
6 878 (8.49%) IT Engineer
7 841 (8.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 713 (6.89%) Desktop Support
9 678 (6.55%) Service Analyst
10 616 (5.95%) Service Desk Analyst
11 611 (5.91%) IT Analyst
12 587 (5.67%) Administrator
13 545 (5.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 530 (5.12%) IT Support Engineer
15 503 (4.86%) Architect
16 487 (4.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 464 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
18 453 (4.38%) 1st Line Support
19 427 (4.13%) IT Support Analyst
20 396 (3.83%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 377 (3.64%) Web Services
2 353 (3.41%) .NET
3 242 (2.34%) LDAP
4 130 (1.26%) HTML
5 128 (1.24%) ASP.NET
6 115 (1.11%) XML
7 109 (1.05%) CSS
8 101 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
9 95 (0.92%) REST
10 82 (0.79%) SAML
11 80 (0.77%) JSON
12 73 (0.71%) .NET Framework
13 69 (0.67%) Middleware
14 57 (0.55%) Software Packaging
15 56 (0.54%) 802.1X
16 55 (0.53%) OAuth
17 51 (0.49%) jQuery
18 44 (0.43%) WCF
19 43 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
19 43 (0.42%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 840 (8.12%) Data Centre
2 624 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 520 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
4 367 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 295 (2.85%) Clustering
6 283 (2.74%) Computer Science
7 249 (2.41%) Driving Licence
8 242 (2.34%) PKI
9 219 (2.12%) Private Cloud
9 219 (2.12%) Public Cloud
10 211 (2.04%) Blackberry
11 194 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
12 169 (1.63%) Replication
13 153 (1.48%) Fat Client
13 153 (1.48%) Thin Client
14 149 (1.44%) iPhone
15 142 (1.37%) Fintech
16 124 (1.20%) Hedge funds
17 110 (1.06%) iPad
18 103 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8,291 (80.14%) Windows
2 4,560 (44.08%) Windows Server
3 2,187 (21.14%) Windows 10
4 2,149 (20.77%) Windows 7
5 2,144 (20.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,854 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,614 (15.60%) Linux
8 583 (5.64%) Windows 8
9 375 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 323 (3.12%) Mac OS X
11 279 (2.70%) Unix
12 273 (2.64%) Apple iOS
13 247 (2.39%) Android
14 231 (2.23%) Windows XP
15 203 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 191 (1.85%) Mac OS
17 119 (1.15%) CentOS
18 89 (0.86%) Ubuntu
19 53 (0.51%) Windows Vista
20 45 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,399 (23.19%) ITIL
2 1,717 (16.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,180 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
4 748 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
5 724 (7.00%) Migration
6 668 (6.46%) Service Management
7 644 (6.23%) Project Management
8 642 (6.21%) DevOps
9 563 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 522 (5.05%) Incident Management
11 467 (4.51%) Service Delivery
12 370 (3.58%) Presales
13 364 (3.52%) Problem Management
14 362 (3.50%) Information Security
15 347 (3.35%) ITSM
16 344 (3.33%) Mentoring
17 341 (3.30%) ITIL V3
18 332 (3.21%) Change Management
19 311 (3.01%) Root Cause Analysis
20 302 (2.92%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1,802 (17.42%) PowerShell
2 1,603 (15.50%) SQL
3 313 (3.03%) Python
4 271 (2.62%) Java
5 264 (2.55%) C#
6 196 (1.89%) JavaScript
7 174 (1.68%) Bash Shell
8 134 (1.30%) Perl
9 130 (1.26%) VBScript
10 120 (1.16%) C
11 108 (1.04%) T-SQL
12 84 (0.81%) Shell Script
13 77 (0.74%) VB
14 66 (0.64%) PHP
14 66 (0.64%) Ruby
15 40 (0.39%) VBA
16 34 (0.33%) C++
17 22 (0.21%) VB.NET
18 21 (0.20%) TypeScript
19 20 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1,334 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 897 (8.67%) MCSE
3 843 (8.15%) Degree
4 555 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
5 464 (4.49%) MCSA
6 411 (3.97%) Security Cleared
7 396 (3.83%) CCNA
8 394 (3.81%) MCP
9 312 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 265 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
11 246 (2.38%) MCITP
12 236 (2.28%) SC Cleared
13 190 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
14 151 (1.46%) CCNP
15 147 (1.42%) CISSP
16 126 (1.22%) DBS Check
17 116 (1.12%) A+ Certification
18 110 (1.06%) DV Cleared
19 88 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
20 83 (0.80%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 794 (7.68%) SLA
2 288 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 132 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 126 (1.22%) GDPR
5 78 (0.75%) QA
6 71 (0.69%) PMO
7 43 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
8 36 (0.35%) Data Quality
9 32 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 28 (0.27%) COBIT
11 17 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (0.13%) HIPAA
12 13 (0.13%) ISO 9001
13 12 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 8 (0.077%) GAMP
15 6 (0.058%) PMBOK
16 5 (0.048%) DICOM
16 5 (0.048%) Government Security Classifications
16 5 (0.048%) HL7
17 4 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 2,366 (22.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,831 (17.70%) Hyper-V
3 610 (5.90%) XenApp
4 541 (5.23%) vSphere
5 509 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
6 383 (3.70%) XenDesktop
7 281 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
8 191 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
9 171 (1.65%) Docker
10 167 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
11 160 (1.55%) Terminal Services
12 125 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
13 113 (1.09%) XenServer
14 68 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
15 64 (0.62%) BitLocker
15 64 (0.62%) Firmware
16 62 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 47 (0.45%) DFS Replication
18 42 (0.41%) VMware NSX
19 38 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,662 (16.07%) SCCM
2 494 (4.78%) SCOM
3 292 (2.82%) Ansible
4 258 (2.49%) Puppet
5 242 (2.34%) WSUS
6 225 (2.17%) Backup Exec
7 212 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
8 181 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
9 163 (1.58%) vCenter Server
10 154 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
11 103 (1.00%) Nagios
12 102 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
13 95 (0.92%) Terraform
14 91 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
15 87 (0.84%) AirWatch
16 84 (0.81%) SCVMM
17 75 (0.72%) NetBackup
17 75 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
18 72 (0.70%) Kubernetes
18 72 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6,010 (58.10%) Microsoft
2 3,840 (37.12%) VMware
3 1,935 (18.70%) Citrix
4 1,521 (14.70%) Cisco
5 690 (6.67%) HP
6 541 (5.23%) Apple
7 431 (4.17%) Veeam
8 344 (3.33%) Dell
9 335 (3.24%) NetApp
10 312 (3.02%) Oracle
11 282 (2.73%) Google
12 261 (2.52%) ServiceNow
13 243 (2.35%) Red Hat
14 232 (2.24%) Symantec
15 219 (2.12%) EMC
16 214 (2.07%) SolarWinds
17 195 (1.88%) McAfee
18 194 (1.88%) Remedy
19 168 (1.62%) IBM
20 164 (1.59%) Ivanti