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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 20 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 68 41 33
Rank change year-on-year -27 -8 -6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 6,791 4,873 5,917
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.96% 6.04% 6.81%
As % of the System Software category 27.50% 31.80% 39.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5,576 4,183 5,024
10th Percentile £24,563 £23,500 £23,750
25th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £55,044 £58,125 £55,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 24,698 15,322 15,173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.03% 19.00% 17.47%
Number of salaries quoted 13,863 12,145 12,564
10th Percentile £27,750 £30,000 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,675 £40,000 £36,719
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -38 2,596 £50,000 -4.76% 251
North of England -13 1,234 £32,500 -13.33% 278
South East -15 1,111 £35,000 -12.50% 225
Midlands -6 861 £35,000 -6.67% 157
North West -20 590 £32,500 -21.69% 138
Yorkshire 0 544 £32,500 - 106
West Midlands -6 543 £40,000 +1.27% 83
East of England 0 485 £37,500 +2.74% 96
South West -3 425 £35,000 - 107
East Midlands -6 310 £28,500 -22.45% 72
North East -13 99 £34,000 -5.56% 34
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 5,012 (73.80%) Windows
2 4,194 (61.76%) Microsoft
3 4,085 (60.15%) Microsoft 365
4 3,306 (48.68%) Azure
5 2,565 (37.77%) Windows Server
6 2,004 (29.51%) VMware
7 1,934 (28.48%) Social Skills
8 1,719 (25.31%) Windows 10
9 1,686 (24.83%) ITIL
10 1,547 (22.78%) DNS
11 1,546 (22.77%) Azure Active Directory
12 1,349 (19.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1,310 (19.29%) PowerShell
14 1,297 (19.10%) Microsoft Office
15 1,280 (18.85%) Firewall
16 1,215 (17.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 1,209 (17.80%) DHCP
18 1,119 (16.48%) SCCM
19 1,103 (16.24%) Problem-Solving
20 1,033 (15.21%) SharePoint
21 980 (14.43%) Citrix
22 970 (14.28%) Finance
23 918 (13.52%) Cisco
24 876 (12.90%) MS Exchange
25 854 (12.58%) WAN
26 810 (11.93%) Microsoft Intune
27 803 (11.82%) AWS
28 801 (11.80%) SQL Server
29 794 (11.69%) LAN
30 788 (11.60%) SQL

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 1,033 (15.21%) SharePoint
2 876 (12.90%) MS Exchange
3 330 (4.86%) IIS
4 106 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 100 (1.47%) Skype for Business
6 94 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 47 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 46 (0.68%) Apache
8 46 (0.68%) Confluence
9 32 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
10 26 (0.38%) CMS
11 21 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
11 21 (0.31%) OpenStack
12 20 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
12 20 (0.29%) IBM Notes
13 19 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 14 (0.21%) WordPress
15 13 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
15 13 (0.19%) WebLogic
15 13 (0.19%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1,297 (19.10%) Microsoft Office
2 181 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 81 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 14 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
8 13 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 12 (0.18%) Chatbot
10 7 (0.10%) AutoCAD
11 6 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.088%) Adobe Premiere
11 6 (0.088%) InCopy
11 6 (0.088%) InDesign
12 5 (0.074%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.059%) EngageOne
13 4 (0.059%) Revit
14 3 (0.044%) SketchUp
15 2 (0.029%) CATIA
15 2 (0.029%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 56 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.56%) Sentinel
3 27 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 15 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 14 (0.21%) Sage 200
6 9 (0.13%) Line 50
7 8 (0.12%) Elite 3E
8 6 (0.088%) Visualfiles
9 5 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.074%) MetaTrader
9 5 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.074%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.059%) BambooHR
10 4 (0.059%) Workfront
11 3 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.044%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.029%) Cerner Millennium
12 2 (0.029%) Eikon
12 2 (0.029%) Relativity
12 2 (0.029%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4,085 (60.15%) Microsoft 365
2 3,306 (48.68%) Azure
3 1,546 (22.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 803 (11.82%) AWS
5 452 (6.66%) IaaS
6 405 (5.96%) PaaS
7 382 (5.63%) SaaS
8 381 (5.61%) OneDrive
9 278 (4.09%) Power Platform
10 212 (3.12%) Mimecast
11 108 (1.59%) GCP
11 108 (1.59%) PowerApps
12 102 (1.50%) Google Workspace
13 87 (1.28%) Azure Sentinel
13 87 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
14 83 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
15 72 (1.06%) Azure Monitor
16 61 (0.90%) Serverless
17 48 (0.71%) Power Automate
18 45 (0.66%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1,547 (22.78%) DNS
2 1,280 (18.85%) Firewall
3 1,209 (17.80%) DHCP
4 854 (12.58%) WAN
5 794 (11.69%) LAN
6 755 (11.12%) TCP/IP
7 690 (10.16%) VPN
8 443 (6.52%) SAN
9 333 (4.90%) VoIP
10 325 (4.79%) Wireless
11 299 (4.40%) VLAN
12 280 (4.12%) Wi-Fi
13 249 (3.67%) Network Security
14 216 (3.18%) Remote Desktop
15 185 (2.72%) Internet
16 155 (2.28%) Skype
17 129 (1.90%) NAS
18 120 (1.77%) SD-WAN
19 119 (1.75%) WLAN
20 90 (1.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 801 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 132 (1.94%) MySQL
3 109 (1.61%) Power BI
4 95 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
5 74 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 72 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 67 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
8 52 (0.77%) InfluxDB
9 50 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
10 45 (0.66%) Oracle Database
11 39 (0.57%) MariaDB
12 38 (0.56%) Big Data
13 37 (0.54%) Relational Database
14 30 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (0.25%) UniData
16 14 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 13 (0.19%) Data Lake
17 13 (0.19%) GIS
17 13 (0.19%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 135 (1.99%) Git (software)
2 119 (1.75%) JIRA
3 75 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 58 (0.85%) TeamCity
5 38 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 26 (0.38%) NUnit
7 25 (0.37%) Bitbucket Server
8 24 (0.35%) Cucumber
8 24 (0.35%) SpecFlow
9 20 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 16 (0.24%) Bitbucket
11 14 (0.21%) Visual Studio
12 13 (0.19%) Burp Suite
12 13 (0.19%) MSI
13 12 (0.18%) Subversion
14 11 (0.16%) Chocolatey
15 7 (0.10%) JUnit
15 7 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
16 6 (0.088%) GitLab
16 6 (0.088%) Mercurial
General
1 1,934 (28.48%) Social Skills
2 970 (14.28%) Finance
3 460 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 348 (5.12%) Law
5 261 (3.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 255 (3.75%) Legal
7 244 (3.59%) Manufacturing
8 241 (3.55%) Telecoms
9 210 (3.09%) Organisational Skills
10 206 (3.03%) Public Sector
10 206 (3.03%) Retail
11 166 (2.44%) Banking
12 161 (2.37%) Marketing
13 122 (1.80%) Documentation Skills
14 80 (1.18%) Advertising
15 67 (0.99%) Games
16 62 (0.91%) Presentation Skills
17 61 (0.90%) Influencing Skills
17 61 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
18 43 (0.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,414 (20.82%) Analyst
2 1,074 (15.82%) Support Engineer
3 1,027 (15.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 892 (13.14%) IT Support
5 698 (10.28%) IT Engineer
6 667 (9.82%) Support Analyst
7 626 (9.22%) 2nd Line Support
8 444 (6.54%) Service Analyst
9 438 (6.45%) IT Analyst
10 397 (5.85%) Service Desk Analyst
11 389 (5.73%) IT Support Engineer
12 354 (5.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 347 (5.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 311 (4.58%) Desktop Support
15 292 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
16 261 (3.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 260 (3.83%) Administrator
18 259 (3.81%) IT Support Analyst
19 250 (3.68%) Architect
20 242 (3.56%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (2.06%) .NET
2 118 (1.74%) LDAP
3 92 (1.35%) SAML
4 83 (1.22%) ARM Templates
5 75 (1.10%) HTML
6 71 (1.05%) JSON
6 71 (1.05%) REST
7 64 (0.94%) Web Services
8 57 (0.84%) ASP.NET
9 56 (0.82%) CSS
10 50 (0.74%) XML
11 49 (0.72%) OAuth
12 39 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web API
13 34 (0.50%) Keycloak
14 33 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
15 29 (0.43%) OpenID
16 24 (0.35%) .NET Core
17 23 (0.34%) OAuth2
18 22 (0.32%) COM
18 22 (0.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 463 (6.82%) Data Centre
2 305 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
3 249 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 205 (3.02%) Driving Licence
5 184 (2.71%) Clustering
6 167 (2.46%) Replication
7 163 (2.40%) PKI
8 161 (2.37%) Public Cloud
9 128 (1.88%) User Experience
10 126 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
11 96 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
12 83 (1.22%) Cyberattack
12 83 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
13 81 (1.19%) Smartphone
14 80 (1.18%) NHS
15 77 (1.13%) Cloud Native
16 75 (1.10%) Private Cloud
17 74 (1.09%) Blackberry
18 64 (0.94%) Cyber Defence
19 60 (0.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5,012 (73.80%) Windows
2 2,565 (37.77%) Windows Server
3 1,719 (25.31%) Windows 10
4 760 (11.19%) Linux
5 684 (10.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 634 (9.34%) Windows Server 2016
7 589 (8.67%) Windows Server 2019
8 344 (5.07%) Windows 7
9 333 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 295 (4.34%) Mac OS
11 266 (3.92%) Android
12 219 (3.22%) Apple iOS
13 153 (2.25%) Unix
14 118 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 111 (1.63%) Mac OS X
16 82 (1.21%) Windows 8
17 79 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
18 68 (1.00%) CentOS
19 58 (0.85%) Ubuntu
20 43 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,686 (24.83%) ITIL
2 1,215 (17.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,103 (16.24%) Problem-Solving
4 587 (8.64%) Service Delivery
5 545 (8.03%) Agile
6 529 (7.79%) Change Management
7 506 (7.45%) Service Management
8 452 (6.66%) Incident Management
9 436 (6.42%) ITSM
10 434 (6.39%) Migration
11 429 (6.32%) DevOps
12 415 (6.11%) Mentoring
13 401 (5.90%) Cybersecurity
14 348 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
15 336 (4.95%) Project Management
16 335 (4.93%) Problem Management
17 311 (4.58%) Asset Management
18 286 (4.21%) Project Delivery
19 275 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
19 275 (4.05%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1,310 (19.29%) PowerShell
2 788 (11.60%) SQL
3 316 (4.65%) Python
4 251 (3.70%) Bash
5 146 (2.15%) C#
6 110 (1.62%) JavaScript
7 85 (1.25%) Java
8 72 (1.06%) Perl
9 58 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 53 (0.78%) C
11 47 (0.69%) VBScript
12 45 (0.66%) TypeScript
13 34 (0.50%) Go
14 33 (0.49%) VB
15 32 (0.47%) PHP
16 29 (0.43%) VB.NET
17 22 (0.32%) PL/SQL
18 17 (0.25%) Shell Script
19 14 (0.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 11 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 670 (9.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 569 (8.38%) Degree
3 498 (7.33%) Security Cleared
4 294 (4.33%) MCSE
4 294 (4.33%) SC Cleared
5 253 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
6 223 (3.28%) CCNA
7 172 (2.53%) MCSA
8 160 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
9 121 (1.78%) DV Cleared
10 107 (1.58%) MCP
11 103 (1.52%) CISSP
12 85 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 83 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
14 82 (1.21%) CCNP
15 69 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 57 (0.84%) DBS Check
17 52 (0.77%) MCITP
18 43 (0.63%) A+ Certification
19 37 (0.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 775 (11.41%) SLA
2 261 (3.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 173 (2.55%) GDPR
4 108 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
5 95 (1.40%) PCI DSS
6 75 (1.10%) NIST
7 42 (0.62%) QA
8 31 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 20 (0.29%) PMO
11 18 (0.27%) NCSC
12 14 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 14 (0.21%) Data Quality
13 10 (0.15%) GRC
13 10 (0.15%) HIPAA
14 8 (0.12%) GxP
15 7 (0.10%) COBIT
15 7 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 6 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 6 (0.088%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1,349 (19.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 752 (11.07%) Hyper-V
3 408 (6.01%) VMware ESXi
4 273 (4.02%) vSphere
5 213 (3.14%) XenApp
6 184 (2.71%) Virtual Desktop
7 143 (2.11%) Docker
8 129 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
9 127 (1.87%) XenDesktop
10 117 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
11 53 (0.78%) BitLocker
12 47 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 41 (0.60%) Firmware
14 37 (0.54%) Terminal Services
15 29 (0.43%) KVM
16 24 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 23 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
18 22 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
19 19 (0.28%) Xen
20 16 (0.24%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,119 (16.48%) SCCM
2 810 (11.93%) Microsoft Intune
3 248 (3.65%) Terraform
4 204 (3.00%) Single Sign-On
5 197 (2.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 192 (2.83%) Ansible
7 190 (2.80%) WSUS
8 145 (2.14%) SCOM
9 142 (2.09%) Kubernetes
10 137 (2.02%) Jamf Pro
11 126 (1.86%) vCenter Server
12 122 (1.80%) Puppet
13 77 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
14 72 (1.06%) FortiGate
15 69 (1.02%) Backup Exec
15 69 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
16 44 (0.65%) NetBackup
17 39 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
18 38 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
19 33 (0.49%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4,194 (61.76%) Microsoft
2 2,004 (29.51%) VMware
3 980 (14.43%) Citrix
4 918 (13.52%) Cisco
5 388 (5.71%) Veeam
6 368 (5.42%) Apple
7 328 (4.83%) HP
8 229 (3.37%) Meraki
9 214 (3.15%) Google
10 210 (3.09%) ServiceNow
11 199 (2.93%) Dell
12 167 (2.46%) Sophos
13 157 (2.31%) Oracle
14 146 (2.15%) SolarWinds
15 121 (1.78%) NetApp
16 120 (1.77%) Red Hat
17 106 (1.56%) Remedy
18 101 (1.49%) EMC
19 87 (1.28%) Juniper
20 85 (1.25%) Bloomberg