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

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 33 30
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 10,324 10,806 11,385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.98% 6.44% 6.56%
As % of the System Software category 45.00% 49.52% 52.96%
Number of salaries quoted 8,682 9,442 9,862
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

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 22,943 21,821 21,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.52% 13.00% 12.39%
Number of salaries quoted 18,727 18,305 18,077
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,250 £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 December 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 December 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 +8 4,272 £45,000 - 367
South East +1 2,092 £35,000 +7.69% 260
North of England +8 1,658 £32,500 +10.17% 235
Midlands +9 960 £36,899 +13.54% 154
North West +11 921 £32,500 +10.17% 120
East of England +19 862 £35,000 +7.69% 96
Yorkshire +3 637 £34,000 +13.33% 96
West Midlands +10 597 £38,500 +14.93% 87
South West -25 507 £32,500 - 118
East Midlands +11 361 £32,500 +8.33% 67
North East -7 100 £31,500 +5.00% 19
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 8,206 (79.48%) Windows
2 5,979 (57.91%) Microsoft
3 4,385 (42.47%) Windows Server
4 4,110 (39.81%) Office 365
5 3,728 (36.11%) VMware
6 2,968 (28.75%) Microsoft Azure
7 2,455 (23.78%) ITIL
8 2,350 (22.76%) MS Exchange
9 2,335 (22.62%) Windows 10
10 2,319 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2,236 (21.66%) DNS
12 2,160 (20.92%) Microsoft Office
13 2,108 (20.42%) Windows 7
14 2,051 (19.87%) Firewall
15 1,991 (19.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 1,981 (19.19%) Citrix
17 1,863 (18.05%) PowerShell
18 1,763 (17.08%) Windows Server 2008
19 1,758 (17.03%) DHCP
20 1,728 (16.74%) Hyper-V
21 1,717 (16.63%) SCCM
22 1,715 (16.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 1,605 (15.55%) SQL
24 1,569 (15.20%) Cisco
25 1,560 (15.11%) Linux
26 1,555 (15.06%) Finance
27 1,394 (13.50%) TCP/IP
28 1,387 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
29 1,378 (13.35%) SQL Server
30 1,357 (13.14%) 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 2,350 (22.76%) MS Exchange
2 982 (9.51%) SharePoint
3 720 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 677 (6.56%) IIS
5 541 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 541 (5.24%) Skype for Business
6 177 (1.71%) Apache
7 163 (1.58%) Confluence
8 161 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 155 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
10 104 (1.01%) Tomcat
11 100 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
12 79 (0.77%) IBM Notes
13 70 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 52 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
15 48 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
16 46 (0.45%) CMS
17 43 (0.42%) Apache Solr
18 40 (0.39%) nginx
19 36 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2,160 (20.92%) Microsoft Office
2 234 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 109 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 93 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 58 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 16 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 15 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 14 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.029%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.029%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.019%) SPSS
11 2 (0.019%) Windchill
12 1 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.010%) Maya
Business Applications
1 94 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 22 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.13%) Scribe Insight
5 12 (0.12%) assyst
6 9 (0.087%) Dynamics GP
6 9 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.087%) Unit4 Business World
7 8 (0.077%) Concordance
7 8 (0.077%) Orchard Housing
7 8 (0.077%) Relativity
8 7 (0.068%) Carpe Diem
9 6 (0.058%) Infor SunSystems
9 6 (0.058%) ReMetrica
10 5 (0.048%) Eikon
10 5 (0.048%) Elite 3E
10 5 (0.048%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.048%) Workfront
11 3 (0.029%) Magento
11 3 (0.029%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4,110 (39.81%) Office 365
2 2,968 (28.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,357 (13.14%) Amazon AWS
4 742 (7.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 344 (3.33%) IaaS
6 337 (3.26%) SaaS
7 308 (2.98%) PaaS
8 199 (1.93%) Mimecast
9 174 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
10 161 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
11 160 (1.55%) Amazon S3
12 130 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
13 117 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
13 117 (1.13%) Serverless
14 112 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 101 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
16 93 (0.90%) OneDrive
17 87 (0.84%) G Suite
18 63 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
19 51 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2,236 (21.66%) DNS
2 2,051 (19.87%) Firewall
3 1,758 (17.03%) DHCP
4 1,394 (13.50%) TCP/IP
5 1,218 (11.80%) LAN
6 1,139 (11.03%) WAN
7 956 (9.26%) SAN
8 918 (8.89%) VPN
9 554 (5.37%) VoIP
10 486 (4.71%) Skype
11 464 (4.49%) VLAN
12 422 (4.09%) Wireless
13 411 (3.98%) Internet
14 367 (3.55%) Network Security
15 283 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
16 273 (2.64%) Remote Desktop
17 261 (2.53%) NAS
18 183 (1.77%) MPLS
19 180 (1.74%) NetScaler
20 179 (1.73%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,378 (13.35%) SQL Server
2 181 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
3 153 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 126 (1.22%) Relational Database
5 120 (1.16%) MySQL
6 96 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 94 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
8 91 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 85 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
10 78 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 72 (0.70%) Oracle Database
12 61 (0.59%) Cosmos DB
13 59 (0.57%) Big Data
13 59 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 55 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
15 53 (0.51%) Power BI
16 47 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
17 42 (0.41%) Hadoop
18 40 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
18 40 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 323 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 280 (2.71%) JIRA
3 252 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 182 (1.76%) TeamCity
5 136 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
6 120 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 108 (1.05%) Visual Studio
8 88 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
9 68 (0.66%) MSI
10 53 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 51 (0.49%) Cucumber
12 49 (0.47%) NUnit
13 47 (0.46%) SpecFlow
14 33 (0.32%) JUnit
15 24 (0.23%) Hudson
15 24 (0.23%) Subversion
16 23 (0.22%) GitLab
17 20 (0.19%) Maven
18 17 (0.16%) AdminStudio
19 16 (0.15%) Trac
General
1 1,555 (15.06%) Finance
2 362 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 332 (3.22%) Banking
4 329 (3.19%) Retail
5 290 (2.81%) Law
6 274 (2.65%) Legal
7 175 (1.70%) Marketing
8 129 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 120 (1.16%) Advertising
10 87 (0.84%) Games
11 85 (0.82%) Back Office
12 84 (0.81%) Investment Banking
13 59 (0.57%) Electronics
14 54 (0.52%) Publishing
15 35 (0.34%) French Language
16 29 (0.28%) Financial Institution
17 23 (0.22%) German Language
18 22 (0.21%) Automotive
19 17 (0.16%) Italian Language
20 16 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2,053 (19.89%) Analyst
2 1,658 (16.06%) Support Engineer
3 1,453 (14.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,280 (12.40%) IT Support
5 1,040 (10.07%) Support Analyst
6 863 (8.36%) IT Engineer
7 815 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 636 (6.16%) Service Analyst
9 631 (6.11%) IT Analyst
10 602 (5.83%) Service Desk Analyst
11 570 (5.52%) Desktop Support
12 559 (5.41%) Administrator
13 531 (5.14%) Architect
14 510 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 510 (4.94%) IT Support Engineer
15 496 (4.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 437 (4.23%) IT Support Analyst
17 427 (4.14%) 1st Line Support
18 419 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support
19 391 (3.79%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (3.47%) Web Services
2 317 (3.07%) .NET
3 213 (2.06%) LDAP
4 122 (1.18%) HTML
5 104 (1.01%) SAML
6 102 (0.99%) JSON
7 101 (0.98%) REST
8 100 (0.97%) ASP.NET
9 91 (0.88%) CSS
10 86 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
10 86 (0.83%) XML
11 72 (0.70%) Node.js
12 69 (0.67%) OAuth
13 56 (0.54%) Software Packaging
14 55 (0.53%) 802.1X
15 54 (0.52%) HTML5
15 54 (0.52%) Middleware
16 51 (0.49%) J2EE
17 48 (0.46%) Gherkin
18 47 (0.46%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 906 (8.78%) Data Centre
2 667 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 532 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
4 391 (3.79%) Management Information System
5 293 (2.84%) Clustering
6 250 (2.42%) PKI
7 228 (2.21%) Public Cloud
8 223 (2.16%) Driving Licence
9 218 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
10 200 (1.94%) Private Cloud
11 187 (1.81%) Blackberry
12 170 (1.65%) Fat Client
12 170 (1.65%) Thin Client
13 163 (1.58%) Replication
14 151 (1.46%) iPhone
15 140 (1.36%) Fintech
16 125 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
17 120 (1.16%) Hedge funds
18 107 (1.04%) User Experience
19 94 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8,206 (79.48%) Windows
2 4,385 (42.47%) Windows Server
3 2,335 (22.62%) Windows 10
4 2,108 (20.42%) Windows 7
5 1,991 (19.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,763 (17.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,560 (15.11%) Linux
8 591 (5.72%) Windows 8
9 440 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 319 (3.09%) Apple iOS
11 280 (2.71%) Mac OS X
11 280 (2.71%) Unix
12 258 (2.50%) Android
13 207 (2.01%) Windows XP
14 181 (1.75%) Mac OS
15 173 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 124 (1.20%) CentOS
17 86 (0.83%) Ubuntu
18 49 (0.47%) AIX
19 46 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,455 (23.78%) ITIL
2 1,715 (16.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,237 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
4 806 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
5 764 (7.40%) Migration
6 649 (6.29%) DevOps
7 647 (6.27%) Service Management
8 617 (5.98%) Project Management
9 565 (5.47%) Service Delivery
10 553 (5.36%) Incident Management
11 504 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
12 439 (4.25%) Presales
13 432 (4.18%) Information Security
14 378 (3.66%) Problem Management
15 367 (3.55%) ITSM
16 366 (3.55%) Mentoring
17 337 (3.26%) ITIL V3
18 331 (3.21%) Continuous Improvement
19 329 (3.19%) Root Cause Analysis
20 326 (3.16%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,863 (18.05%) PowerShell
2 1,605 (15.55%) SQL
3 363 (3.52%) Python
4 307 (2.97%) Java
5 238 (2.31%) C#
6 221 (2.14%) Bash Shell
7 191 (1.85%) JavaScript
8 159 (1.54%) Perl
9 137 (1.33%) VBScript
10 110 (1.07%) C
11 92 (0.89%) PHP
12 76 (0.74%) Shell Script
13 70 (0.68%) T-SQL
14 69 (0.67%) VB
15 62 (0.60%) Ruby
16 33 (0.32%) VBA
17 29 (0.28%) Korn
18 28 (0.27%) PL/SQL
19 26 (0.25%) C++
20 25 (0.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,387 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 927 (8.98%) MCSE
3 884 (8.56%) Degree
4 600 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
5 511 (4.95%) MCSA
6 423 (4.10%) Security Cleared
7 416 (4.03%) CCNA
8 365 (3.54%) MCP
9 338 (3.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 282 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
11 269 (2.61%) SC Cleared
12 238 (2.31%) MCITP
13 201 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
14 188 (1.82%) CISSP
15 153 (1.48%) CCNP
16 139 (1.35%) A+ Certification
17 109 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
18 98 (0.95%) DV Cleared
19 92 (0.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
20 90 (0.87%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 817 (7.91%) SLA
2 332 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 195 (1.89%) GDPR
4 123 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 77 (0.75%) QA
6 70 (0.68%) PMO
7 59 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
8 38 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 32 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 31 (0.30%) HIPAA
11 30 (0.29%) Data Quality
12 20 (0.19%) COBIT
13 18 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 14 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 8 (0.077%) GAMP
16 4 (0.039%) Government Security Classifications
16 4 (0.039%) JSP 440
16 4 (0.039%) PMBOK
17 2 (0.019%) ISO 22301
17 2 (0.019%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2,319 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,728 (16.74%) Hyper-V
3 656 (6.35%) XenApp
4 548 (5.31%) vSphere
5 471 (4.56%) VMware ESXi
6 383 (3.71%) XenDesktop
7 310 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
8 191 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 187 (1.81%) Docker
10 186 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
11 140 (1.36%) Terminal Services
12 133 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
13 97 (0.94%) XenServer
14 93 (0.90%) BitLocker
15 82 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
16 56 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 55 (0.53%) Firmware
18 54 (0.52%) DFS Replication
19 53 (0.51%) Terminal Server
20 42 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1,717 (16.63%) SCCM
2 502 (4.86%) SCOM
3 340 (3.29%) Ansible
4 305 (2.95%) Puppet
5 260 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
6 259 (2.51%) WSUS
7 250 (2.42%) Backup Exec
8 211 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
9 165 (1.60%) vCenter Server
10 163 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
11 147 (1.42%) Nagios
12 123 (1.19%) Terraform
13 116 (1.12%) Kubernetes
14 115 (1.11%) SCVMM
15 113 (1.09%) AirWatch
16 106 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
17 105 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
18 85 (0.82%) NetBackup
19 68 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
20 65 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5,979 (57.91%) Microsoft
2 3,728 (36.11%) VMware
3 1,981 (19.19%) Citrix
4 1,569 (15.20%) Cisco
5 731 (7.08%) HP
6 441 (4.27%) Veeam
7 429 (4.16%) Apple
8 408 (3.95%) Dell
9 379 (3.67%) NetApp
10 293 (2.84%) Symantec
11 284 (2.75%) Google
12 270 (2.62%) Oracle
13 242 (2.34%) ServiceNow
14 225 (2.18%) EMC
15 216 (2.09%) McAfee
16 205 (1.99%) Red Hat
17 197 (1.91%) Ivanti
18 184 (1.78%) Remedy
19 180 (1.74%) IBM
20 178 (1.72%) SolarWinds