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

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > England
6 months to
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 25 33
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 2,955 9,670 10,304
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 6.63% 7.56% 6.68%
As % of the System Software category 35.28% 43.07% 44.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2,828 8,577 8,982
Median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% +2.74% +1.39%

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 8,377 22,450 22,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.80% 17.56% 14.90%
Number of salaries quoted 7,094 18,475 18,863
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 September 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 September 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 -4 1,201 £55,000 +29.41% 101
South East -5 553 £42,000 +23.12% 131
North of England -13 490 £37,500 +11.94% 135
Midlands -11 259 £37,500 - 118
South West -6 250 £37,500 +4.17% 70
North West -18 215 £40,000 +14.29% 64
Yorkshire -7 199 £35,000 +7.69% 56
East of England -1 194 £37,500 +15.38% 50
West Midlands -15 160 £38,750 -2.52% 61
East Midlands -5 99 £36,500 - 57
North East +18 76 £35,000 -4.11% 15
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 2,217 (75.03%) Windows
2 1,776 (60.10%) Microsoft
3 1,465 (49.58%) Office 365
4 1,380 (46.70%) Azure
5 1,226 (41.49%) Windows Server
6 1,190 (40.27%) VMware
7 710 (24.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 699 (23.65%) DNS
9 688 (23.28%) PowerShell
10 664 (22.47%) Windows 10
11 626 (21.18%) ITIL
12 591 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 557 (18.85%) Cisco
14 546 (18.48%) Firewall
15 537 (18.17%) DHCP
16 532 (18.00%) SCCM
17 525 (17.77%) Azure Active Directory
18 511 (17.29%) Citrix
19 506 (17.12%) Finance
20 496 (16.79%) Hyper-V
21 482 (16.31%) AWS
22 470 (15.91%) SQL
23 444 (15.03%) SQL Server
24 443 (14.99%) Microsoft Office
25 411 (13.91%) Windows Server 2012
26 408 (13.81%) Linux
27 396 (13.40%) MS Exchange
28 394 (13.33%) Windows Server 2016
29 385 (13.03%) TCP/IP
30 384 (12.99%) SharePoint

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
1 396 (13.40%) MS Exchange
2 384 (12.99%) SharePoint
3 175 (5.92%) IIS
4 113 (3.82%) Skype for Business
5 96 (3.25%) Confluence
6 93 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 84 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 24 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 19 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
11 11 (0.37%) CMS
11 11 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
12 10 (0.34%) Apache
13 7 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.24%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 443 (14.99%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 30 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.068%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.034%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.034%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.034%) InDesign
8 1 (0.034%) LightWave 3D
8 1 (0.034%) MODO
8 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.034%) Revit
8 1 (0.034%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 16 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.37%) Sentinel
3 10 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
4 8 (0.27%) iTrent
4 8 (0.27%) Northgate Housing
4 8 (0.27%) R3 Corda
5 7 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
7 4 (0.14%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.14%) FastStats
7 4 (0.14%) Unica
8 3 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.068%) Maximo
9 2 (0.068%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.068%) Quorum
9 2 (0.068%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.068%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.068%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,465 (49.58%) Office 365
2 1,380 (46.70%) Azure
3 525 (17.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 482 (16.31%) AWS
5 235 (7.95%) IaaS
6 192 (6.50%) PaaS
7 116 (3.93%) SaaS
8 114 (3.86%) OneDrive
9 51 (1.73%) Mimecast
10 49 (1.66%) Power Platform
11 43 (1.46%) GCP
11 43 (1.46%) Serverless
12 42 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
13 40 (1.35%) Route 53
13 40 (1.35%) Slack
14 27 (0.91%) G Suite
15 26 (0.88%) PowerApps
16 25 (0.85%) Azure Functions
17 22 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 21 (0.71%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 699 (23.65%) DNS
2 546 (18.48%) Firewall
3 537 (18.17%) DHCP
4 385 (13.03%) TCP/IP
5 378 (12.79%) WAN
6 375 (12.69%) LAN
7 282 (9.54%) SAN
8 252 (8.53%) VPN
9 154 (5.21%) VoIP
10 153 (5.18%) Skype
11 147 (4.97%) Wireless
12 118 (3.99%) Network Security
13 114 (3.86%) Wi-Fi
14 102 (3.45%) VLAN
15 101 (3.42%) Internet
16 88 (2.98%) Remote Desktop
17 75 (2.54%) Unified Communications
18 49 (1.66%) MPLS
19 48 (1.62%) iSCSI
20 41 (1.39%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 444 (15.03%) SQL Server
2 48 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
3 44 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
4 39 (1.32%) MySQL
5 34 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (0.81%) Big Data
7 23 (0.78%) Power BI
8 19 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
9 17 (0.58%) MongoDB
10 16 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (0.47%) Relational Database
12 13 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (0.41%) Blockchain
14 11 (0.37%) Data Lake
14 11 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.34%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.30%) Hadoop
17 7 (0.24%) GIS
Development Applications
1 118 (3.99%) JIRA
2 59 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 50 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 15 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
4 15 (0.51%) TeamCity
5 14 (0.47%) Bitbucket
5 14 (0.47%) GitLab
6 13 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
7 11 (0.37%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.34%) Artifactory
8 10 (0.34%) Gerrit
9 9 (0.30%) IntelliJ
10 6 (0.20%) MSI
11 4 (0.14%) CircleCI
11 4 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.10%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.068%) Bitbucket Server
13 2 (0.068%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.068%) Selenium
General
1 506 (17.12%) Finance
2 126 (4.26%) Banking
3 104 (3.52%) Public Sector
4 102 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 74 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 69 (2.34%) Legal
7 65 (2.20%) Law
8 59 (2.00%) Marketing
9 45 (1.52%) Electronics
10 42 (1.42%) Retail
11 34 (1.15%) Local Government
12 26 (0.88%) Military
13 24 (0.81%) Advertising
14 22 (0.74%) Back Office
15 19 (0.64%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.37%) Publishing
18 10 (0.34%) Aerospace
18 10 (0.34%) Housing Association
19 9 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 480 (16.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 422 (14.28%) Analyst
3 378 (12.79%) Support Engineer
4 272 (9.20%) IT Support
5 264 (8.93%) IT Engineer
6 180 (6.09%) 2nd Line Support
7 173 (5.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 168 (5.69%) Support Analyst
9 164 (5.55%) Architect
10 145 (4.91%) Consultant
11 132 (4.47%) Systems Engineer
12 128 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support
13 121 (4.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 120 (4.06%) Administrator
15 119 (4.03%) IT Analyst
16 117 (3.96%) Network Engineer
16 117 (3.96%) Windows Engineer
17 111 (3.76%) IT Support Engineer
17 111 (3.76%) Service Analyst
18 107 (3.62%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (3.65%) .NET
2 87 (2.94%) LDAP
3 79 (2.67%) Web Services
4 52 (1.76%) SAML
5 45 (1.52%) OAuth
6 31 (1.05%) SailPoint
7 28 (0.95%) XML
8 25 (0.85%) OpenID
9 22 (0.74%) JSON
9 22 (0.74%) REST
10 21 (0.71%) HTML
11 17 (0.58%) XMPP
11 17 (0.58%) YAML
12 14 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (0.41%) OAuth2
14 11 (0.37%) CSS
14 11 (0.37%) RESTful
15 10 (0.34%) .NET Framework
15 10 (0.34%) Middleware
16 9 (0.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 271 (9.17%) Data Centre
2 159 (5.38%) Management Information System
3 142 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 95 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
5 83 (2.81%) Public Cloud
6 71 (2.40%) PKI
7 68 (2.30%) Clustering
8 66 (2.23%) Driving Licence
9 56 (1.90%) Replication
10 55 (1.86%) User Experience
11 51 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
12 43 (1.46%) Private Cloud
13 41 (1.39%) iPhone
14 38 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
15 37 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
16 33 (1.12%) Fat Client
16 33 (1.12%) Thin Client
17 32 (1.08%) Cloud Native
18 28 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
19 26 (0.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,217 (75.03%) Windows
2 1,226 (41.49%) Windows Server
3 664 (22.47%) Windows 10
4 411 (13.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 408 (13.81%) Linux
6 394 (13.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 277 (9.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 250 (8.46%) Windows 7
9 155 (5.25%) Windows Server 2019
10 90 (3.05%) Unix
11 81 (2.74%) Windows 8
12 72 (2.44%) Android
13 69 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 51 (1.73%) CentOS
15 47 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 45 (1.52%) Mac OS X
17 30 (1.02%) Apple iOS
18 28 (0.95%) Ubuntu
19 25 (0.85%) Windows XP
20 24 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (21.18%) ITIL
2 591 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 248 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
4 237 (8.02%) DevOps
5 202 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
6 198 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 179 (6.06%) Migration
8 177 (5.99%) Cybersecurity
9 149 (5.04%) Information Security
10 142 (4.81%) Identity Management
11 141 (4.77%) Project Delivery
12 133 (4.50%) Change Management
13 123 (4.16%) Service Management
14 121 (4.09%) Incident Management
15 120 (4.06%) Service Delivery
16 119 (4.03%) Project Management
17 112 (3.79%) Configuration Management
18 111 (3.76%) Identity Access Management
19 107 (3.62%) Mentoring
20 106 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 688 (23.28%) PowerShell
2 470 (15.91%) SQL
3 144 (4.87%) Python
4 67 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 54 (1.83%) Java
6 53 (1.79%) VB.NET
7 45 (1.52%) C#
8 43 (1.46%) C
9 41 (1.39%) T-SQL
10 39 (1.32%) VBScript
11 31 (1.05%) JavaScript
12 24 (0.81%) Shell Script
13 20 (0.68%) Perl
14 18 (0.61%) VB
15 13 (0.44%) Ruby
16 10 (0.34%) Groovy
17 9 (0.30%) Kotlin
18 8 (0.27%) VBA
19 5 (0.17%) R
20 4 (0.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 383 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 248 (8.39%) Security Cleared
3 191 (6.46%) Degree
4 185 (6.26%) MCSE
5 172 (5.82%) Cisco Certification
6 160 (5.41%) MCSA
7 152 (5.14%) SC Cleared
8 138 (4.67%) CCNA
9 102 (3.45%) DV Cleared
10 70 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
11 67 (2.27%) CISSP
12 65 (2.20%) MCP
13 57 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 48 (1.62%) CISM
15 37 (1.25%) CCNP
15 37 (1.25%) Server+ Certification
16 36 (1.22%) MCITP
17 31 (1.05%) SANS
18 28 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
19 23 (0.78%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (8.73%) SLA
2 124 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (2.57%) GDPR
4 51 (1.73%) NIST
5 43 (1.46%) PCI DSS
6 28 (0.95%) QA
7 23 (0.78%) NCSC
8 22 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.41%) NIST 800
10 10 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (0.27%) COBIT
12 7 (0.24%) Data Quality
13 6 (0.20%) PMO
14 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 2 (0.068%) ISO 9000
17 1 (0.034%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 1 (0.034%) DICOM
17 1 (0.034%) HL7
17 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 710 (24.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 496 (16.79%) Hyper-V
3 160 (5.41%) vSphere
4 154 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
5 129 (4.37%) XenApp
6 75 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
7 70 (2.37%) XenDesktop
8 65 (2.20%) Docker
8 65 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
9 50 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
10 34 (1.15%) VMware Server
11 29 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 27 (0.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 26 (0.88%) Terminal Server
14 22 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
15 21 (0.71%) NDS
16 20 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
16 20 (0.68%) ISA Server
16 20 (0.68%) NetIQ eDirectory
16 20 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 532 (18.00%) SCCM
2 294 (9.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 148 (5.01%) WSUS
4 145 (4.91%) Ansible
5 131 (4.43%) SCOM
6 109 (3.69%) Terraform
7 100 (3.38%) Puppet
8 93 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
9 61 (2.06%) Single Sign-On
10 57 (1.93%) SCVMM
11 46 (1.56%) Kubernetes
12 44 (1.49%) vCenter Server
13 40 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
14 39 (1.32%) Backup Exec
15 33 (1.12%) Nagios
16 26 (0.88%) NetBackup
17 25 (0.85%) QRadar
18 19 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
19 17 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
20 16 (0.54%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 1,776 (60.10%) Microsoft
2 1,190 (40.27%) VMware
3 557 (18.85%) Cisco
4 511 (17.29%) Citrix
5 177 (5.99%) HP
6 136 (4.60%) Oracle
7 122 (4.13%) Veeam
8 120 (4.06%) Dell
9 96 (3.25%) NetApp
10 83 (2.81%) Palo Alto
11 75 (2.54%) Apple
12 68 (2.30%) Red Hat
13 67 (2.27%) CheckPoint
13 67 (2.27%) EMC
14 64 (2.17%) IBM
14 64 (2.17%) Sophos
15 63 (2.13%) Symantec
16 59 (2.00%) ServiceNow
17 58 (1.96%) SolarWinds
18 56 (1.90%) Google