Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > England
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 32 29
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 10,466 10,857 12,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 6.61% 6.52% 6.73%
As % of the System Software category 44.77% 51.25% 53.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8,865 9,490 11,127
England median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% - -1.41%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.43% - -

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 23,376 21,185 23,405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.76% 12.72% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 18,968 17,954 19,990
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +5 4,342 £42,500 - 362
South East -6 2,077 £32,500 - 214
North of England +1 1,608 £32,500 +1.56% 228
Midlands +13 1,043 £32,500 - 115
North West +6 836 £32,000 +3.23% 113
East of England +7 806 £35,000 - 88
Yorkshire -5 698 £35,000 +7.69% 97
West Midlands +13 637 £32,500 - 69
South West +9 596 £31,500 +5.00% 77
East Midlands +14 404 £32,500 +3.17% 46
North East -21 74 £30,000 +9.09% 18
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 8,419 (80.44%) Windows
2 6,027 (57.59%) Microsoft
3 4,617 (44.11%) Windows Server
4 4,013 (38.34%) VMware
5 3,890 (37.17%) Office 365
6 2,734 (26.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 2,506 (23.94%) ITIL
8 2,462 (23.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2,422 (23.14%) DNS
10 2,420 (23.12%) MS Exchange
11 2,180 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
12 2,162 (20.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 2,149 (20.53%) Windows 7
14 2,070 (19.78%) Windows 10
15 1,996 (19.07%) Citrix
16 1,982 (18.94%) Windows Server 2008
17 1,942 (18.56%) Firewall
18 1,933 (18.47%) Hyper-V
19 1,879 (17.95%) DHCP
20 1,785 (17.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 1,765 (16.86%) PowerShell
22 1,690 (16.15%) SCCM
23 1,624 (15.52%) Cisco
24 1,619 (15.47%) SQL
24 1,619 (15.47%) Finance
25 1,594 (15.23%) Linux
26 1,518 (14.50%) SQL Server
27 1,493 (14.27%) Microsoft Certification
28 1,424 (13.61%) TCP/IP
29 1,257 (12.01%) 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 2,420 (23.12%) MS Exchange
2 928 (8.87%) SharePoint
3 908 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 747 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 691 (6.60%) IIS
6 583 (5.57%) Skype for Business
7 192 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 161 (1.54%) Apache
9 151 (1.44%) Confluence
10 141 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 134 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 134 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
12 70 (0.67%) Tomcat
13 55 (0.53%) IBM Notes
14 53 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
15 40 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
16 38 (0.36%) JBoss
16 38 (0.36%) nginx
17 37 (0.35%) WebLogic
18 36 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2,180 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
2 219 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 130 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 54 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 53 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 14 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 14 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.096%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.076%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.029%) Maya
12 2 (0.019%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.019%) Windchill
13 1 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.010%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.010%) InDesign
13 1 (0.010%) Revit
13 1 (0.010%) SketchUp
13 1 (0.010%) Stata
Business Applications
1 66 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 32 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 25 (0.24%) Elite 3E
5 19 (0.18%) assyst
6 14 (0.13%) Concordance
6 14 (0.13%) Eikon
6 14 (0.13%) Relativity
7 12 (0.11%) Scribe Insight
8 11 (0.11%) Visualfiles
8 11 (0.11%) Workfront
9 10 (0.096%) Infor SunSystems
9 10 (0.096%) ReMetrica
10 9 (0.086%) Oracle EBS R12
10 9 (0.086%) Orchard Housing
11 8 (0.076%) Oracle EBS
12 7 (0.067%) NetSuite
13 6 (0.057%) Oracle ERP
13 6 (0.057%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 6 (0.057%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3,890 (37.17%) Office 365
2 2,734 (26.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,257 (12.01%) Amazon AWS
4 557 (5.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 367 (3.51%) IaaS
6 251 (2.40%) PaaS
7 191 (1.82%) SaaS
8 179 (1.71%) Mimecast
9 150 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
10 129 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
11 117 (1.12%) Amazon S3
11 117 (1.12%) OneDrive
12 104 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
13 96 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
14 91 (0.87%) G Suite
15 90 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 89 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
17 64 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
18 53 (0.51%) Serverless
19 30 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2,422 (23.14%) DNS
2 1,942 (18.56%) Firewall
3 1,879 (17.95%) DHCP
4 1,424 (13.61%) TCP/IP
5 1,226 (11.71%) LAN
6 1,198 (11.45%) SAN
7 1,157 (11.05%) WAN
8 991 (9.47%) VPN
9 474 (4.53%) Skype
10 457 (4.37%) VoIP
11 424 (4.05%) VLAN
12 384 (3.67%) Wireless
13 353 (3.37%) Network Security
14 347 (3.32%) Internet
15 315 (3.01%) NAS
15 315 (3.01%) Remote Desktop
16 233 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
17 219 (2.09%) Cisco ASA
18 151 (1.44%) IPsec
19 149 (1.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,518 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 179 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 165 (1.58%) MySQL
4 134 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
5 121 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 92 (0.88%) Relational Database
7 91 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 79 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 78 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
10 70 (0.67%) Oracle Database
11 67 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
12 64 (0.61%) Big Data
13 63 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
14 61 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
15 55 (0.53%) Hadoop
16 51 (0.49%) RDBMS
17 48 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
18 42 (0.40%) NoSQL
19 41 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
20 28 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 306 (2.92%) Git (software)
2 285 (2.72%) Jenkins
3 261 (2.49%) JIRA
4 170 (1.62%) TeamCity
5 149 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
6 128 (1.22%) Visual Studio
7 119 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 92 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 65 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
10 55 (0.53%) MSI
11 40 (0.38%) Subversion
12 37 (0.35%) MSBuild
13 33 (0.32%) NUnit
14 29 (0.28%) JUnit
15 28 (0.27%) Cucumber
15 28 (0.27%) SpecFlow
16 26 (0.25%) InstallShield
17 20 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 19 (0.18%) CruiseControl
19 17 (0.16%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,619 (15.47%) Finance
2 360 (3.44%) Retail
3 342 (3.27%) Telecoms
4 306 (2.92%) Law
5 291 (2.78%) Banking
6 289 (2.76%) Legal
7 218 (2.08%) Marketing
8 161 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 131 (1.25%) Advertising
10 117 (1.12%) Games
11 102 (0.97%) Investment Banking
12 101 (0.97%) Back Office
13 50 (0.48%) Publishing
14 46 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 45 (0.43%) German Language
16 43 (0.41%) French Language
17 39 (0.37%) Electronics
18 35 (0.33%) Billing
19 26 (0.25%) Automotive
19 26 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,194 (20.96%) Analyst
2 1,751 (16.73%) Support Engineer
3 1,416 (13.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,343 (12.83%) IT Support
5 1,106 (10.57%) Support Analyst
6 882 (8.43%) IT Engineer
7 846 (8.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 732 (6.99%) Desktop Support
9 692 (6.61%) Service Analyst
10 644 (6.15%) IT Analyst
11 608 (5.81%) Service Desk Analyst
12 581 (5.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 555 (5.30%) Administrator
14 532 (5.08%) IT Support Engineer
15 500 (4.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 487 (4.65%) Architect
17 481 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
18 443 (4.23%) IT Support Analyst
19 430 (4.11%) Windows Engineer
20 401 (3.83%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (3.43%) Web Services
2 341 (3.26%) .NET
3 266 (2.54%) LDAP
4 152 (1.45%) HTML
5 117 (1.12%) Middleware
6 116 (1.11%) ASP.NET
7 114 (1.09%) CSS
8 111 (1.06%) .NET Framework
9 103 (0.98%) XML
10 99 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
11 77 (0.74%) REST
12 72 (0.69%) SAML
13 60 (0.57%) OAuth
14 53 (0.51%) JSON
14 53 (0.51%) Software Packaging
15 50 (0.48%) WCF
16 49 (0.47%) Entity Framework
17 48 (0.46%) 802.1X
18 44 (0.42%) AngularJS
18 44 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 795 (7.60%) Data Centre
2 653 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
3 525 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
4 361 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 314 (3.00%) Driving Licence
6 285 (2.72%) Computer Science
7 270 (2.58%) Clustering
8 255 (2.44%) Blackberry
9 222 (2.12%) PKI
10 209 (2.00%) Private Cloud
10 209 (2.00%) Public Cloud
11 191 (1.82%) Replication
12 187 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
13 158 (1.51%) iPhone
14 148 (1.41%) iPad
15 147 (1.40%) User Experience
16 125 (1.19%) Fat Client
16 125 (1.19%) Thin Client
17 113 (1.08%) Hedge funds
18 109 (1.04%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8,419 (80.44%) Windows
2 4,617 (44.11%) Windows Server
3 2,162 (20.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 2,149 (20.53%) Windows 7
5 2,070 (19.78%) Windows 10
6 1,982 (18.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,594 (15.23%) Linux
8 568 (5.43%) Windows 8
9 400 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 362 (3.46%) Mac OS X
11 313 (2.99%) Unix
12 276 (2.64%) Android
13 250 (2.39%) Apple iOS
14 243 (2.32%) Windows XP
15 217 (2.07%) Mac OS
16 189 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 114 (1.09%) CentOS
18 84 (0.80%) Ubuntu
19 48 (0.46%) Solaris
20 41 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,506 (23.94%) ITIL
2 1,785 (17.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,176 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
4 697 (6.66%) Migration
5 653 (6.24%) Service Management
6 624 (5.96%) DevOps
7 617 (5.90%) Agile Software Development
8 604 (5.77%) Project Management
9 595 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 522 (4.99%) Service Delivery
11 423 (4.04%) Incident Management
12 364 (3.48%) Presales
13 362 (3.46%) Problem Management
14 355 (3.39%) Mentoring
15 349 (3.33%) ITSM
16 319 (3.05%) ITIL V3
17 312 (2.98%) Information Security
18 311 (2.97%) Mobile Device Management
19 308 (2.94%) Change Management
20 303 (2.90%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1,765 (16.86%) PowerShell
2 1,619 (15.47%) SQL
3 278 (2.66%) Python
4 264 (2.52%) C#
5 210 (2.01%) Java
6 199 (1.90%) JavaScript
7 188 (1.80%) Bash Shell
8 154 (1.47%) T-SQL
9 128 (1.22%) Perl
9 128 (1.22%) VBScript
10 115 (1.10%) C
11 81 (0.77%) Ruby
12 78 (0.75%) VB
13 67 (0.64%) Shell Script
14 56 (0.54%) VBA
15 40 (0.38%) PHP
16 32 (0.31%) C++
17 19 (0.18%) VB.NET
18 13 (0.12%) Korn
18 13 (0.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,493 (14.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,016 (9.71%) MCSE
3 848 (8.10%) Degree
4 546 (5.22%) MCSA
5 537 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
6 479 (4.58%) MCP
7 432 (4.13%) Security Cleared
8 403 (3.85%) CCNA
9 307 (2.93%) MCITP
10 286 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 256 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
12 206 (1.97%) SC Cleared
13 195 (1.86%) DBS Check
14 194 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
15 158 (1.51%) CCNP
16 138 (1.32%) MCTS
17 112 (1.07%) CISSP
18 105 (1.00%) A+ Certification
19 103 (0.98%) DV Cleared
20 91 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 807 (7.71%) SLA
2 260 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 143 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 128 (1.22%) GDPR
5 83 (0.79%) PMO
6 66 (0.63%) QA
7 39 (0.37%) COBIT
8 33 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 31 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 29 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
11 16 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (0.12%) ISO 9001
13 12 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 9 (0.086%) GAMP
14 9 (0.086%) GCP
14 9 (0.086%) ISO 9000
15 6 (0.057%) PMBOK
16 4 (0.038%) GPG13
16 4 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 19770
17 3 (0.029%) HL7
System Software
1 2,462 (23.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,933 (18.47%) Hyper-V
3 646 (6.17%) XenApp
4 616 (5.89%) vSphere
5 516 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
6 422 (4.03%) XenDesktop
7 280 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
8 214 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 202 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
10 191 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
11 145 (1.39%) Terminal Services
12 126 (1.20%) Docker
13 121 (1.16%) XenServer
14 73 (0.70%) Firmware
15 70 (0.67%) BitLocker
16 67 (0.64%) DFS Replication
16 67 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 59 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
18 44 (0.42%) VirtualBox
18 44 (0.42%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,690 (16.15%) SCCM
2 464 (4.43%) SCOM
3 261 (2.49%) Ansible
4 255 (2.44%) WSUS
5 246 (2.35%) Puppet
6 210 (2.01%) Backup Exec
7 189 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
8 187 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
9 181 (1.73%) vCenter Server
10 137 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
11 124 (1.18%) AirWatch
12 114 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
13 110 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 101 (0.97%) SCVMM
15 93 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
16 90 (0.86%) SCOrch
17 86 (0.82%) Nagios
17 86 (0.82%) Terraform
18 83 (0.79%) NetBackup
19 82 (0.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6,027 (57.59%) Microsoft
2 4,013 (38.34%) VMware
3 1,996 (19.07%) Citrix
4 1,624 (15.52%) Cisco
5 685 (6.55%) HP
6 632 (6.04%) Apple
7 468 (4.47%) Veeam
8 360 (3.44%) Oracle
9 329 (3.14%) NetApp
10 318 (3.04%) Dell
11 293 (2.80%) Google
12 276 (2.64%) ServiceNow
13 243 (2.32%) Red Hat
14 242 (2.31%) SolarWinds
15 233 (2.23%) Symantec
16 212 (2.03%) EMC
17 193 (1.84%) McAfee
18 176 (1.68%) Remedy
19 162 (1.55%) Avaya
20 161 (1.54%) Juniper