Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 31 33
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 9,352 10,408 10,975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 7.49% 6.86% 6.50%
As % of the System Software category 43.09% 44.73% 50.13%
Number of salaries quoted 7,982 8,819 9,573
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £37,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.37% +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 21,701 23,268 21,893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.37% 15.35% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 17,977 19,047 18,424
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
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 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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 0 3,475 £41,000 -6.02% 525
South East +3 1,837 £33,000 -2.94% 396
North of England +6 1,455 £35,000 +7.69% 422
Midlands +6 985 £37,500 +7.14% 259
South West +32 921 £34,000 +4.62% 178
North West +3 799 £36,000 +14.29% 239
West Midlands +6 649 £37,500 - 151
East of England +1 641 £33,500 -4.29% 170
Yorkshire +4 570 £33,000 -2.94% 146
East Midlands +1 336 £37,500 +20.97% 108
North East +10 86 £35,500 +9.23% 37
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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 7,403 (79.16%) Windows
2 5,552 (59.37%) Microsoft
3 4,673 (49.97%) Office 365
4 3,785 (40.47%) Windows Server
5 3,433 (36.71%) VMware
6 3,000 (32.08%) Azure
7 2,617 (27.98%) Windows 10
8 2,210 (23.63%) DNS
9 2,195 (23.47%) ITIL
10 2,147 (22.96%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1,968 (21.04%) MS Exchange
12 1,865 (19.94%) Microsoft Office
13 1,839 (19.66%) DHCP
14 1,738 (18.58%) Citrix
15 1,710 (18.28%) Firewall
16 1,615 (17.27%) Windows Server 2012
17 1,603 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 1,594 (17.04%) Hyper-V
19 1,588 (16.98%) PowerShell
19 1,588 (16.98%) SCCM
20 1,585 (16.95%) Windows 7
21 1,453 (15.54%) Cisco
22 1,346 (14.39%) Finance
23 1,263 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
24 1,210 (12.94%) SQL
25 1,197 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008
26 1,169 (12.50%) TCP/IP
27 1,124 (12.02%) LAN
28 1,122 (12.00%) SQL Server
29 1,087 (11.62%) WAN

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 1,968 (21.04%) MS Exchange
2 1,005 (10.75%) SharePoint
3 571 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 506 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 454 (4.85%) Skype for Business
6 397 (4.25%) IIS
7 111 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 88 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 80 (0.86%) Apache
10 71 (0.76%) Confluence
11 61 (0.65%) IBM Notes
12 56 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
13 39 (0.42%) CMS
14 37 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
15 36 (0.38%) Tomcat
16 27 (0.29%) SAS
17 26 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
18 25 (0.27%) JBoss
18 25 (0.27%) WebSphere
19 20 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1,865 (19.94%) Microsoft Office
2 170 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 118 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 97 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 41 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 30 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 19 (0.20%) Acrobat
8 18 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.043%) CINEMA 4D
9 4 (0.043%) Maya
9 4 (0.043%) MODO
9 4 (0.043%) NUKE
9 4 (0.043%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.032%) Camtasia
10 3 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.021%) FileZilla
11 2 (0.021%) InDesign
12 1 (0.011%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 83 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 20 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.15%) assyst
5 12 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.11%) Elite 3E
6 10 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 10 (0.11%) Workfront
7 9 (0.096%) Exchequer
8 8 (0.086%) Sage 200
9 7 (0.075%) NetSuite
10 6 (0.064%) Dynamics GP
11 4 (0.043%) Visualfiles
12 3 (0.032%) Q-Pulse
12 3 (0.032%) Sage X3
12 3 (0.032%) SAP Business One
13 2 (0.021%) Epicor Tropos
13 2 (0.021%) Infor M3
13 2 (0.021%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 4,673 (49.97%) Office 365
2 3,000 (32.08%) Azure
3 1,070 (11.44%) AWS
4 977 (10.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 344 (3.68%) IaaS
6 309 (3.30%) OneDrive
7 245 (2.62%) SaaS
8 205 (2.19%) PaaS
9 130 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
10 104 (1.11%) Mimecast
11 100 (1.07%) Power Platform
12 99 (1.06%) Serverless
13 88 (0.94%) GCP
14 87 (0.93%) G Suite
15 78 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
16 75 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 70 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
18 65 (0.70%) Amazon S3
19 64 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
20 59 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2,210 (23.63%) DNS
2 1,839 (19.66%) DHCP
3 1,710 (18.28%) Firewall
4 1,169 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1,124 (12.02%) LAN
6 1,087 (11.62%) WAN
7 749 (8.01%) VPN
8 710 (7.59%) SAN
9 523 (5.59%) Skype
10 516 (5.52%) VoIP
11 471 (5.04%) Wireless
12 423 (4.52%) VLAN
13 300 (3.21%) Internet
14 256 (2.74%) NAS
15 246 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
16 230 (2.46%) Network Security
16 230 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
17 168 (1.80%) NetScaler
18 142 (1.52%) Unified Communications
19 138 (1.48%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,122 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 101 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
3 100 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 92 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 83 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
6 82 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 72 (0.77%) MySQL
8 71 (0.76%) Relational Database
9 63 (0.67%) Power BI
10 60 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
11 56 (0.60%) RDBMS
12 51 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
13 47 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
14 45 (0.48%) Big Data
15 44 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
16 35 (0.37%) GIS
17 34 (0.36%) SQL Server 2017
18 31 (0.33%) Oracle Database
18 31 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
19 30 (0.32%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 190 (2.03%) JIRA
2 160 (1.71%) Git (software)
3 142 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 108 (1.15%) MSI
5 95 (1.02%) TeamCity
6 94 (1.01%) Visual Studio
7 83 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
8 55 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
9 50 (0.53%) JUnit
10 47 (0.50%) InstallShield
11 42 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
12 38 (0.41%) GitLab
13 36 (0.38%) NUnit
14 32 (0.34%) Maven
15 28 (0.30%) Subversion
16 27 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 27 (0.29%) Bitbucket Server
17 26 (0.28%) Hudson
18 25 (0.27%) Ant
18 25 (0.27%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,346 (14.39%) Finance
2 321 (3.43%) Public Sector
3 303 (3.24%) Retail
4 259 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 233 (2.49%) Law
6 208 (2.22%) Legal
7 167 (1.79%) Marketing
8 162 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 139 (1.49%) Banking
10 74 (0.79%) Aerospace
11 72 (0.77%) Back Office
12 69 (0.74%) Electronics
13 51 (0.55%) Advertising
14 44 (0.47%) Publishing
15 41 (0.44%) Games
16 31 (0.33%) Military
17 30 (0.32%) Financial Institution
17 30 (0.32%) Local Government
18 28 (0.30%) Automotive
19 27 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,985 (21.23%) Analyst
2 1,400 (14.97%) Support Engineer
3 1,290 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,276 (13.64%) IT Support
5 980 (10.48%) Support Analyst
6 823 (8.80%) IT Engineer
7 792 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 619 (6.62%) IT Analyst
9 595 (6.36%) Service Analyst
10 557 (5.96%) Service Desk Analyst
11 498 (5.33%) IT Support Engineer
12 465 (4.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 459 (4.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 420 (4.49%) IT Support Analyst
15 413 (4.42%) Architect
16 410 (4.38%) Consultant
17 409 (4.37%) Desktop Support
18 382 (4.08%) Administrator
19 347 (3.71%) 1st Line Support
20 342 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (2.37%) .NET
2 210 (2.25%) Web Services
3 160 (1.71%) LDAP
4 133 (1.42%) JSON
5 71 (0.76%) REST
6 69 (0.74%) ASP.NET
6 69 (0.74%) Middleware
7 65 (0.70%) CSS
8 64 (0.68%) XML
9 55 (0.59%) HTML
10 54 (0.58%) SAML
11 52 (0.56%) Node.js
12 45 (0.48%) .NET Framework
13 39 (0.42%) Apache Flex
14 34 (0.36%) Kafka
15 32 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
15 32 (0.34%) OAuth
16 30 (0.32%) Spring
17 28 (0.30%) GWT
17 28 (0.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 823 (8.80%) Data Centre
2 556 (5.95%) Management Information System
3 487 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 329 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
5 316 (3.38%) Driving Licence
6 234 (2.50%) Clustering
7 224 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
8 181 (1.94%) Public Cloud
9 154 (1.65%) Blackberry
10 146 (1.56%) PKI
11 140 (1.50%) iPhone
12 139 (1.49%) Replication
13 133 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
14 99 (1.06%) User Experience
15 95 (1.02%) Smartphone
16 94 (1.01%) Private Cloud
17 90 (0.96%) Fat Client
17 90 (0.96%) Thin Client
18 87 (0.93%) Hedge funds
19 82 (0.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7,403 (79.16%) Windows
2 3,785 (40.47%) Windows Server
3 2,617 (27.98%) Windows 10
4 1,615 (17.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,585 (16.95%) Windows 7
6 1,197 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,080 (11.55%) Linux
8 395 (4.22%) Windows 8
9 345 (3.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 275 (2.94%) Android
11 265 (2.83%) Mac OS
12 238 (2.54%) Unix
13 231 (2.47%) Apple iOS
14 182 (1.95%) Mac OS X
15 155 (1.66%) Windows XP
16 92 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 90 (0.96%) CentOS
18 84 (0.90%) Solaris
19 83 (0.89%) Ubuntu
20 43 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,195 (23.47%) ITIL
2 1,603 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,071 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
4 679 (7.26%) Migration
5 579 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
6 514 (5.50%) DevOps
6 514 (5.50%) Mentoring
7 502 (5.37%) Service Management
8 490 (5.24%) Service Delivery
9 472 (5.05%) Change Management
10 405 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 382 (4.08%) Project Delivery
12 367 (3.92%) Project Management
13 357 (3.82%) Information Security
14 316 (3.38%) ITSM
15 305 (3.26%) Configuration Management
16 298 (3.19%) Time Management
17 295 (3.15%) Mobile Device Management
18 289 (3.09%) Cybersecurity
19 278 (2.97%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1,588 (16.98%) PowerShell
2 1,210 (12.94%) SQL
3 279 (2.98%) Python
4 167 (1.79%) Bash Shell
5 152 (1.63%) C#
6 146 (1.56%) C
7 137 (1.46%) JavaScript
8 132 (1.41%) Java
9 87 (0.93%) VBScript
10 75 (0.80%) T-SQL
11 68 (0.73%) Ruby
12 59 (0.63%) PHP
13 57 (0.61%) VB
14 42 (0.45%) Perl
15 32 (0.34%) Shell Script
16 30 (0.32%) Go
16 30 (0.32%) VBA
17 23 (0.25%) Java 8
18 22 (0.24%) C++
19 12 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 1,263 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 750 (8.02%) MCSE
3 675 (7.22%) Degree
4 549 (5.87%) Cisco Certification
5 527 (5.64%) MCSA
6 461 (4.93%) CCNA
7 457 (4.89%) Security Cleared
8 300 (3.21%) MCP
9 251 (2.68%) SC Cleared
10 213 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 179 (1.91%) MCITP
12 154 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
13 147 (1.57%) CCNP
14 134 (1.43%) DV Cleared
15 127 (1.36%) DBS Check
16 93 (0.99%) A+ Certification
17 87 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
18 85 (0.91%) CISSP
19 73 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
20 72 (0.77%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 982 (10.50%) SLA
2 235 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 127 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 88 (0.94%) GDPR
5 63 (0.67%) QA
6 58 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
6 58 (0.62%) ISO 9001
7 48 (0.51%) COBIT
8 44 (0.47%) NIST
9 30 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 23 (0.25%) PMO
11 20 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 15 (0.16%) NCSC
13 9 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 9 (0.096%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.043%) DICOM
14 4 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 19770
14 4 (0.043%) MiFID
15 3 (0.032%) EMIR
16 2 (0.021%) GPG13
System Software
1 2,147 (22.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,594 (17.04%) Hyper-V
3 593 (6.34%) XenApp
4 506 (5.41%) vSphere
5 409 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
6 399 (4.27%) XenDesktop
7 219 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
8 170 (1.82%) Docker
9 164 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 151 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
11 130 (1.39%) Firmware
12 119 (1.27%) Terminal Services
13 108 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
14 75 (0.80%) VMware NSX
15 66 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 57 (0.61%) BitLocker
17 55 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 55 (0.59%) NFS
18 48 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
19 31 (0.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1,588 (16.98%) SCCM
2 533 (5.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 343 (3.67%) WSUS
4 340 (3.64%) SCOM
5 220 (2.35%) Ansible
6 146 (1.56%) Backup Exec
7 136 (1.45%) Puppet
8 135 (1.44%) Terraform
9 124 (1.33%) vCenter Server
10 122 (1.30%) Kubernetes
11 102 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
12 87 (0.93%) SCVMM
13 78 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
14 75 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
15 73 (0.78%) SCOrch
16 69 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 64 (0.68%) AirWatch
18 63 (0.67%) Nagios
19 62 (0.66%) NetBackup
20 61 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5,552 (59.37%) Microsoft
2 3,433 (36.71%) VMware
3 1,738 (18.58%) Citrix
4 1,453 (15.54%) Cisco
5 588 (6.29%) HP
6 437 (4.67%) Veeam
7 372 (3.98%) Dell
8 371 (3.97%) Apple
9 307 (3.28%) ServiceNow
10 236 (2.52%) Oracle
11 230 (2.46%) NetApp
12 217 (2.32%) Meraki
13 211 (2.26%) Symantec
14 178 (1.90%) SolarWinds
15 165 (1.76%) EMC
16 144 (1.54%) Adobe
17 143 (1.53%) Avaya
18 133 (1.42%) McAfee
19 129 (1.38%) SAP
20 122 (1.30%) Google