Period
to 24 October 2021

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 24 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > England
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 53 35 26
Rank change year-on-year -18 -9 +8
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 5,919 2,958 9,441
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.36% 6.60% 7.48%
As % of the System Software category 29.43% 35.26% 43.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4,940 2,613 8,108
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
25th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £36,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +16.44% -2.67%
75th Percentile £57,000 £60,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £66,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +18.06% -1.37%

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 20,115 8,389 21,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.23% 18.71% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 13,815 7,244 18,443
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,500 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,625 £40,000 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 2021. 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 -40 1,922 £50,000 -9.09% 430
North of England +5 1,164 £35,000 -3.45% 428
South East -10 1,098 £37,500 +2.74% 307
Midlands +8 812 £37,500 +7.14% 246
North West +11 580 £33,500 -10.67% 238
Yorkshire +3 491 £37,500 +9.49% 137
West Midlands +6 486 £37,500 - 142
South West -4 461 £31,000 -17.33% 110
East of England -5 430 £33,000 -5.71% 157
East Midlands +3 322 £37,500 +7.14% 103
North East -9 93 £32,500 -18.75% 53
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, 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 4,338 (73.29%) Windows
2 3,718 (62.81%) Microsoft
3 3,490 (58.96%) Microsoft 365
4 2,996 (50.62%) Azure
5 2,292 (38.72%) Windows Server
6 1,984 (33.52%) VMware
7 1,629 (27.52%) Windows 10
8 1,592 (26.90%) Social Skills
9 1,302 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1,301 (21.98%) Azure Active Directory
11 1,278 (21.59%) ITIL
12 1,256 (21.22%) DNS
13 1,242 (20.98%) PowerShell
14 1,216 (20.54%) Firewall
15 1,018 (17.20%) DHCP
16 1,012 (17.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 1,011 (17.08%) Microsoft Office
18 949 (16.03%) Hyper-V
19 859 (14.51%) SCCM
20 853 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
21 848 (14.33%) Citrix
22 840 (14.19%) SharePoint
23 838 (14.16%) Microsoft Intune
24 824 (13.92%) SQL
25 782 (13.21%) SQL Server
26 768 (12.98%) AWS
27 749 (12.65%) MS Exchange
28 723 (12.21%) Finance
29 719 (12.15%) LAN
30 718 (12.13%) Cisco

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
1 840 (14.19%) SharePoint
2 749 (12.65%) MS Exchange
3 335 (5.66%) IIS
4 148 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 99 (1.67%) Confluence
6 96 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 90 (1.52%) Skype for Business
8 45 (0.76%) Apache
9 43 (0.73%) CMS
10 32 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 28 (0.47%) nginx
12 20 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
13 19 (0.32%) SAS
14 17 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
14 17 (0.29%) Drupal
15 15 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.22%) WordPress
17 12 (0.20%) Tomcat
17 12 (0.20%) Umbraco
18 11 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1,011 (17.08%) Microsoft Office
2 93 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 9 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.10%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.084%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.084%) Siemens NX
8 5 (0.084%) Solid Edge
9 4 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.068%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.068%) InDesign
9 4 (0.068%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.068%) SketchUp
10 1 (0.017%) ImageReady
10 1 (0.017%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.017%) Revit
10 1 (0.017%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 50 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.57%) Sentinel
3 31 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 14 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 13 (0.22%) Sage 200
7 8 (0.14%) Elite 3E
7 8 (0.14%) SAP Business One
8 7 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.12%) Relativity
9 6 (0.10%) Unica
10 5 (0.084%) BambooHR
10 5 (0.084%) SAP R/3
10 5 (0.084%) Teamcenter
11 4 (0.068%) Carpe Diem
11 4 (0.068%) FastStats
11 4 (0.068%) SAP Business ByDesign
12 3 (0.051%) Magento
12 3 (0.051%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 3 (0.051%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 3,490 (58.96%) Microsoft 365
2 2,996 (50.62%) Azure
3 1,301 (21.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 768 (12.98%) AWS
5 469 (7.92%) IaaS
6 410 (6.93%) PaaS
7 372 (6.28%) SaaS
8 255 (4.31%) OneDrive
9 216 (3.65%) Power Platform
10 164 (2.77%) Serverless
11 161 (2.72%) Mimecast
12 126 (2.13%) GCP
13 122 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
14 98 (1.66%) PowerApps
15 82 (1.39%) Power Automate
16 79 (1.33%) Google Workspace
17 66 (1.12%) Azure Key Vault
18 63 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
19 59 (1.00%) Azure Storage
20 50 (0.84%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1,256 (21.22%) DNS
2 1,216 (20.54%) Firewall
3 1,018 (17.20%) DHCP
4 719 (12.15%) LAN
5 698 (11.79%) VPN
6 692 (11.69%) WAN
7 654 (11.05%) TCP/IP
8 377 (6.37%) SAN
9 322 (5.44%) VLAN
10 288 (4.87%) VoIP
11 269 (4.54%) Wireless
12 229 (3.87%) Wi-Fi
13 214 (3.62%) Network Security
14 154 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
15 131 (2.21%) Internet
16 124 (2.09%) Skype
17 122 (2.06%) NAS
18 118 (1.99%) MPLS
19 108 (1.82%) SSL
20 100 (1.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 782 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 117 (1.98%) Power BI
3 83 (1.40%) MySQL
4 74 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
5 68 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
6 59 (1.00%) Big Data
7 40 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 39 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
11 23 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
12 22 (0.37%) Oracle Database
13 21 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (0.34%) Data Lake
14 20 (0.34%) SQL Server 2019
15 18 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (0.25%) Tableau
17 14 (0.24%) NoSQL
17 14 (0.24%) Relational Database
17 14 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 188 (3.18%) JIRA
2 122 (2.06%) Git (software)
3 104 (1.76%) Jenkins
4 53 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
5 47 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 46 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 41 (0.69%) Bitbucket
8 34 (0.57%) Visual Studio
9 29 (0.49%) GitLab
9 29 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (0.22%) Cypress.io
10 13 (0.22%) Jasmine
10 13 (0.22%) Karma Test Runner
11 11 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 10 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.15%) SonarQube
13 9 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (0.12%) MSI
14 7 (0.12%) StarTeam
General
1 1,592 (26.90%) Social Skills
2 723 (12.21%) Finance
3 386 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 247 (4.17%) Public Sector
5 214 (3.62%) Law
6 206 (3.48%) Manufacturing
7 205 (3.46%) Telecoms
8 185 (3.13%) Retail
9 183 (3.09%) Legal
10 182 (3.07%) Organisational Skills
11 134 (2.26%) Banking
12 84 (1.42%) Marketing
13 74 (1.25%) Documentation Skills
14 66 (1.12%) Automotive
15 54 (0.91%) Presentation Skills
16 51 (0.86%) Back Office
17 44 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
18 41 (0.69%) Advertising
19 40 (0.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
20 37 (0.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,039 (17.55%) Analyst
2 920 (15.54%) Support Engineer
3 830 (14.02%) IT Support
4 820 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 635 (10.73%) IT Engineer
6 496 (8.38%) Support Analyst
7 409 (6.91%) 2nd Line Support
8 367 (6.20%) Service Analyst
9 353 (5.96%) Service Desk Analyst
10 348 (5.88%) IT Analyst
11 346 (5.85%) IT Support Engineer
12 312 (5.27%) Architect
13 301 (5.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 270 (4.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 263 (4.44%) Azure Engineer
16 252 (4.26%) Consultant
17 238 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
18 234 (3.95%) IT Support Analyst
19 233 (3.94%) Administrator
20 223 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (3.45%) Web Services
2 168 (2.84%) .NET
3 115 (1.94%) LDAP
4 97 (1.64%) JSON
5 90 (1.52%) SAML
6 79 (1.33%) ARM Templates
7 64 (1.08%) HTML
7 64 (1.08%) OAuth
8 45 (0.76%) CSS
9 43 (0.73%) XML
10 40 (0.68%) REST
11 39 (0.66%) OpenID
12 34 (0.57%) RESTful
13 31 (0.52%) .NET Core
14 27 (0.46%) SOAP
15 26 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
16 25 (0.42%) Node.js
17 24 (0.41%) ASP.NET
17 24 (0.41%) OAuth2
18 22 (0.37%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 493 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 335 (5.66%) Public Cloud
3 284 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
4 216 (3.65%) Management Information System
5 196 (3.31%) Driving Licence
6 161 (2.72%) PKI
7 155 (2.62%) Clustering
8 140 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
9 119 (2.01%) User Experience
10 106 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
11 104 (1.76%) Replication
12 78 (1.32%) Smartphone
13 73 (1.23%) iPhone
14 69 (1.17%) Cloud Native
15 59 (1.00%) Private Cloud
16 57 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
17 48 (0.81%) Fat Client
17 48 (0.81%) Thin Client
18 47 (0.79%) Blackberry
19 44 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4,338 (73.29%) Windows
2 2,292 (38.72%) Windows Server
3 1,629 (27.52%) Windows 10
4 702 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 651 (11.00%) Linux
6 562 (9.49%) Windows Server 2016
7 487 (8.23%) Windows Server 2019
8 420 (7.10%) Windows 7
9 315 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 280 (4.73%) Android
11 233 (3.94%) Apple iOS
12 181 (3.06%) Mac OS
13 144 (2.43%) Windows 8
14 109 (1.84%) Mac OS X
15 81 (1.37%) Unix
16 68 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
17 60 (1.01%) Windows XP
18 58 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 53 (0.90%) CentOS
20 47 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,278 (21.59%) ITIL
2 1,012 (17.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 853 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
4 569 (9.61%) DevOps
5 449 (7.59%) Cybersecurity
6 424 (7.16%) Agile Software Development
7 396 (6.69%) Migration
8 392 (6.62%) Service Delivery
9 350 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 333 (5.63%) Service Management
11 319 (5.39%) Project Management
12 303 (5.12%) Presales
13 282 (4.76%) ITSM
14 274 (4.63%) Mentoring
15 252 (4.26%) Change Management
16 250 (4.22%) Project Delivery
17 219 (3.70%) Incident Management
18 208 (3.51%) Time Management
19 203 (3.43%) Computer Science
20 200 (3.38%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,242 (20.98%) PowerShell
2 824 (13.92%) SQL
3 175 (2.96%) Python
4 117 (1.98%) C#
5 94 (1.59%) Bash Shell
6 68 (1.15%) JavaScript
7 47 (0.79%) C
8 41 (0.69%) T-SQL
9 39 (0.66%) VB
9 39 (0.66%) VBScript
10 37 (0.63%) Java
11 29 (0.49%) Perl
12 27 (0.46%) PHP
13 25 (0.42%) VB.NET
14 18 (0.30%) Ruby
15 15 (0.25%) C++
16 12 (0.20%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.19%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.17%) R
19 9 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 689 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 497 (8.40%) Degree
3 268 (4.53%) Security Cleared
4 246 (4.16%) MCSE
5 240 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
6 199 (3.36%) MCSA
7 187 (3.16%) CCNA
8 184 (3.11%) SC Cleared
9 131 (2.21%) MCP
10 100 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
11 93 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
12 91 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 79 (1.33%) A+ Certification
14 73 (1.23%) DBS Check
15 65 (1.10%) MCITP
16 62 (1.05%) CISSP
17 61 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 58 (0.98%) CCNP
19 56 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
20 42 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 522 (8.82%) SLA
2 161 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 132 (2.23%) GDPR
4 68 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
5 47 (0.79%) QA
6 43 (0.73%) NIST
7 31 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 31 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 27 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 17 (0.29%) PMO
10 13 (0.22%) Data Quality
10 13 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 12 (0.20%) NCSC
12 10 (0.17%) ISO 22301
13 8 (0.14%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.14%) ITGC
14 7 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 5 (0.084%) Accessibility
16 3 (0.051%) HIPAA
16 3 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,302 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 949 (16.03%) Hyper-V
3 304 (5.14%) vSphere
4 232 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
5 189 (3.19%) XenApp
6 171 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
7 144 (2.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 141 (2.38%) Docker
9 136 (2.30%) XenDesktop
10 89 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
11 65 (1.10%) BitLocker
12 33 (0.56%) Terminal Services
13 31 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
14 29 (0.49%) NFS
15 25 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
16 21 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 20 (0.34%) Terminal Server
18 19 (0.32%) Firmware
19 17 (0.29%) VMware Server
20 16 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 859 (14.51%) SCCM
2 838 (14.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 216 (3.65%) Single Sign-On
4 201 (3.40%) Terraform
5 198 (3.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 163 (2.75%) Kubernetes
7 154 (2.60%) WSUS
8 146 (2.47%) Ansible
9 136 (2.30%) SCOM
10 91 (1.54%) Jamf Pro
11 72 (1.22%) Puppet
12 70 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
13 45 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
14 43 (0.73%) Backup Exec
15 40 (0.68%) NetBackup
15 40 (0.68%) vCenter Server
16 37 (0.63%) SCVMM
17 36 (0.61%) FortiGate
18 33 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
19 31 (0.52%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3,718 (62.81%) Microsoft
2 1,984 (33.52%) VMware
3 848 (14.33%) Citrix
4 718 (12.13%) Cisco
5 354 (5.98%) Apple
6 321 (5.42%) Veeam
7 246 (4.16%) ServiceNow
8 224 (3.78%) HP
9 192 (3.24%) Dell
10 176 (2.97%) Meraki
11 169 (2.86%) Sophos
12 164 (2.77%) Google
13 152 (2.57%) Oracle
14 116 (1.96%) NetApp
15 108 (1.82%) SAP
16 93 (1.57%) Adobe
17 88 (1.49%) SolarWinds
18 85 (1.44%) Palo Alto
19 73 (1.23%) iManage
20 72 (1.22%) SonicWALL