Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 29 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 8,700 9,883 10,409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 7.45% 7.05% 6.47%
As % of the System Software category 43.21% 44.80% 49.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7,343 8,302 9,131
England median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.67% +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 20,133 22,059 21,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.24% 15.74% 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 16,519 18,012 17,754
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,732 £25,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -2 3,374 £41,000 -8.89% 398
South East 0 1,674 £32,500 -7.14% 369
North of England +3 1,270 £35,000 +4.48% 377
Midlands +6 948 £35,000 -6.67% 224
South West +34 829 £32,500 -1.52% 178
North West +3 702 £35,000 +7.69% 213
West Midlands +5 614 £35,000 -10.26% 117
East of England 0 577 £34,250 +3.79% 172
Yorkshire -2 498 £32,500 -4.41% 126
East Midlands +8 334 £35,000 +7.69% 107
North East -7 70 £36,500 +15.87% 38
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 6,931 (79.67%) Windows
2 5,171 (59.44%) Microsoft
3 4,458 (51.24%) Office 365
4 3,435 (39.48%) Windows Server
5 3,130 (35.98%) VMware
6 2,817 (32.38%) Azure
7 2,458 (28.25%) Windows 10
8 2,039 (23.44%) ITIL
9 2,025 (23.28%) DNS
10 1,989 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1,744 (20.05%) MS Exchange
12 1,687 (19.39%) Microsoft Office
13 1,670 (19.20%) DHCP
14 1,562 (17.95%) Citrix
15 1,528 (17.56%) Firewall
16 1,525 (17.53%) SCCM
17 1,492 (17.15%) PowerShell
18 1,431 (16.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 1,411 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
20 1,388 (15.95%) Windows 7
21 1,331 (15.30%) Hyper-V
22 1,290 (14.83%) Finance
23 1,239 (14.24%) Cisco
24 1,129 (12.98%) TCP/IP
25 1,127 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification
26 1,126 (12.94%) SQL
27 1,061 (12.20%) SQL Server
28 1,057 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
29 1,040 (11.95%) Windows Server 2008
30 1,038 (11.93%) LAN

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 1,744 (20.05%) MS Exchange
2 971 (11.16%) SharePoint
3 509 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 429 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 397 (4.56%) Skype for Business
6 385 (4.43%) IIS
7 98 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 69 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 67 (0.77%) Confluence
10 66 (0.76%) Apache
11 43 (0.49%) IBM Notes
12 42 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
13 37 (0.43%) Tomcat
14 32 (0.37%) WebSphere
15 30 (0.34%) CMS
16 27 (0.31%) Drupal
17 26 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
18 24 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
19 19 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 18 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 1,687 (19.39%) Microsoft Office
2 170 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 111 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 78 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 24 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.23%) AutoCAD
7 15 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 8 (0.092%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.057%) InDesign
10 4 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (0.046%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.023%) Mozilla Thunderbird
12 2 (0.023%) Windchill
13 1 (0.011%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.011%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.011%) Autodesk Inventor
13 1 (0.011%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 63 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 16 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 15 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.16%) assyst
5 14 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.13%) Elite 3E
7 6 (0.069%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.057%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.057%) Workfront
9 4 (0.046%) SAP Business One
9 4 (0.046%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.023%) Eikon
10 2 (0.023%) Epicor Tropos
10 2 (0.023%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.011%) Infor M3
11 1 (0.011%) Northgate Housing
11 1 (0.011%) Sage X3
11 1 (0.011%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 4,458 (51.24%) Office 365
2 2,817 (32.38%) Azure
3 964 (11.08%) AWS
4 909 (10.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 319 (3.67%) IaaS
6 291 (3.34%) SaaS
7 265 (3.05%) OneDrive
8 230 (2.64%) PaaS
9 128 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
10 101 (1.16%) Power Platform
11 94 (1.08%) Mimecast
12 93 (1.07%) Serverless
13 80 (0.92%) G Suite
14 76 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
15 67 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 66 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
17 60 (0.69%) GCP
18 55 (0.63%) Amazon S3
18 55 (0.63%) PowerApps
19 52 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2,025 (23.28%) DNS
2 1,670 (19.20%) DHCP
3 1,528 (17.56%) Firewall
4 1,129 (12.98%) TCP/IP
5 1,038 (11.93%) LAN
6 985 (11.32%) WAN
7 690 (7.93%) VPN
8 639 (7.34%) SAN
9 457 (5.25%) Skype
10 437 (5.02%) VoIP
11 406 (4.67%) VLAN
12 405 (4.66%) Wireless
13 271 (3.11%) Internet
14 235 (2.70%) NAS
15 230 (2.64%) Remote Desktop
16 216 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
17 170 (1.95%) NetScaler
18 169 (1.94%) Network Security
19 116 (1.33%) iSCSI
19 116 (1.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,061 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 94 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 91 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
4 81 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 80 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
6 76 (0.87%) MySQL
7 68 (0.78%) Relational Database
8 63 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
8 63 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 60 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 53 (0.61%) Power BI
10 53 (0.61%) RDBMS
11 50 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
12 49 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
13 39 (0.45%) Big Data
14 34 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
14 34 (0.39%) SQL Server 2017
15 29 (0.33%) Oracle Database
16 28 (0.32%) GIS
17 26 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 178 (2.05%) JIRA
2 153 (1.76%) Git (software)
3 121 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 90 (1.03%) TeamCity
5 85 (0.98%) MSI
5 85 (0.98%) Visual Studio
6 65 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
7 58 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 36 (0.41%) InstallShield
9 34 (0.39%) NUnit
9 34 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (0.36%) JUnit
11 30 (0.34%) Maven
12 29 (0.33%) Bitbucket
13 28 (0.32%) GitLab
14 22 (0.25%) Subversion
15 20 (0.23%) AdminStudio
16 17 (0.20%) Ant
16 17 (0.20%) ClearQuest
16 17 (0.20%) CruiseControl
General
1 1,290 (14.83%) Finance
2 277 (3.18%) Public Sector
3 274 (3.15%) Retail
4 243 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 230 (2.64%) Legal
6 221 (2.54%) Law
7 158 (1.82%) Marketing
8 147 (1.69%) Banking
9 138 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 83 (0.95%) Advertising
11 76 (0.87%) Back Office
12 63 (0.72%) Electronics
13 57 (0.66%) Aerospace
14 40 (0.46%) Games
15 32 (0.37%) Billing
15 32 (0.37%) French Language
16 29 (0.33%) Local Government
17 28 (0.32%) Publishing
18 26 (0.30%) Financial Institution
19 25 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,784 (20.51%) Analyst
2 1,343 (15.44%) Support Engineer
3 1,271 (14.61%) IT Support
4 1,143 (13.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 882 (10.14%) Support Analyst
6 814 (9.36%) IT Engineer
7 737 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 612 (7.03%) IT Analyst
9 531 (6.10%) Service Analyst
10 500 (5.75%) IT Support Engineer
11 493 (5.67%) Service Desk Analyst
12 437 (5.02%) Desktop Support
13 428 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 407 (4.68%) IT Support Analyst
15 404 (4.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 401 (4.61%) Consultant
17 385 (4.43%) Architect
18 381 (4.38%) Administrator
19 323 (3.71%) 3rd Line Support
20 297 (3.41%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (2.32%) .NET
2 190 (2.18%) LDAP
3 153 (1.76%) Web Services
4 98 (1.13%) JSON
5 68 (0.78%) REST
6 56 (0.64%) Middleware
7 53 (0.61%) ASP.NET
7 53 (0.61%) Node.js
7 53 (0.61%) XML
8 47 (0.54%) CSS
9 41 (0.47%) SAML
10 39 (0.45%) .NET Framework
10 39 (0.45%) HTML
11 29 (0.33%) LAMP
12 28 (0.32%) Kafka
13 26 (0.30%) 802.1X
13 26 (0.30%) Apache Flex
14 25 (0.29%) SailPoint
15 23 (0.26%) COM
15 23 (0.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 759 (8.72%) Data Centre
2 504 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 424 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
4 303 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
5 267 (3.07%) Driving Licence
6 233 (2.68%) Clustering
7 224 (2.57%) Video Conferencing
8 138 (1.59%) Public Cloud
9 136 (1.56%) Blackberry
10 134 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
10 134 (1.54%) iPhone
11 132 (1.52%) PKI
12 121 (1.39%) Replication
13 120 (1.38%) Smartphone
14 105 (1.21%) iPad
15 98 (1.13%) Private Cloud
16 86 (0.99%) Hedge funds
16 86 (0.99%) User Experience
17 76 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
18 68 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6,931 (79.67%) Windows
2 3,435 (39.48%) Windows Server
3 2,458 (28.25%) Windows 10
4 1,411 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,388 (15.95%) Windows 7
6 1,040 (11.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 949 (10.91%) Linux
8 359 (4.13%) Windows 8
9 271 (3.11%) Android
10 267 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 238 (2.74%) Apple iOS
12 226 (2.60%) Unix
13 225 (2.59%) Mac OS
14 192 (2.21%) Mac OS X
15 125 (1.44%) Windows XP
16 89 (1.02%) Solaris
17 86 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 66 (0.76%) CentOS
19 64 (0.74%) Ubuntu
20 29 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,039 (23.44%) ITIL
2 1,431 (16.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,057 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
4 630 (7.24%) Migration
5 582 (6.69%) Agile Software Development
6 487 (5.60%) DevOps
7 479 (5.51%) Mentoring
8 452 (5.20%) Service Management
9 420 (4.83%) Service Delivery
10 398 (4.57%) Change Management
11 371 (4.26%) Information Security
12 339 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
13 326 (3.75%) Project Management
14 322 (3.70%) Project Delivery
15 306 (3.52%) ITSM
16 289 (3.32%) Incident Management
17 273 (3.14%) Configuration Management
17 273 (3.14%) Mobile Device Management
18 270 (3.10%) Time Management
19 269 (3.09%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 1,492 (17.15%) PowerShell
2 1,126 (12.94%) SQL
3 262 (3.01%) Python
4 162 (1.86%) Bash Shell
5 137 (1.57%) C
6 135 (1.55%) Java
7 130 (1.49%) C#
8 110 (1.26%) JavaScript
9 100 (1.15%) VBScript
10 70 (0.80%) Ruby
11 51 (0.59%) T-SQL
12 50 (0.57%) Perl
13 45 (0.52%) PHP
14 40 (0.46%) VB
15 35 (0.40%) Shell Script
16 31 (0.36%) Go
17 27 (0.31%) C++
18 17 (0.20%) Java 8
18 17 (0.20%) VBA
19 16 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 1,127 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 630 (7.24%) Degree
3 580 (6.67%) MCSE
4 462 (5.31%) MCSA
5 444 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
6 399 (4.59%) Security Cleared
7 353 (4.06%) CCNA
8 275 (3.16%) MCP
9 240 (2.76%) SC Cleared
10 177 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 152 (1.75%) CCNP
12 132 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
13 127 (1.46%) DV Cleared
14 118 (1.36%) MCITP
15 113 (1.30%) DBS Check
16 97 (1.11%) A+ Certification
17 95 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
18 69 (0.79%) CISSP
19 65 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
20 60 (0.69%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 969 (11.14%) SLA
2 210 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 103 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 72 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
5 67 (0.77%) GDPR
6 43 (0.49%) QA
7 40 (0.46%) COBIT
8 38 (0.44%) ISO 9001
9 30 (0.34%) NIST
10 25 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 22 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 13 (0.15%) PMO
13 11 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (0.080%) NCSC
15 4 (0.046%) DICOM
15 4 (0.046%) GPG13
16 3 (0.034%) Data Quality
16 3 (0.034%) EMIR
16 3 (0.034%) HL7
16 3 (0.034%) MiFID
System Software
1 1,989 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,331 (15.30%) Hyper-V
3 565 (6.49%) XenApp
4 486 (5.59%) vSphere
5 412 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
6 366 (4.21%) XenDesktop
7 202 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
8 150 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
9 147 (1.69%) Docker
10 134 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 132 (1.52%) Firmware
12 113 (1.30%) Terminal Services
13 98 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
14 56 (0.64%) VMware NSX
15 54 (0.62%) NFS
16 51 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 48 (0.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 45 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
19 38 (0.44%) BitLocker
20 28 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1,525 (17.53%) SCCM
2 511 (5.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 323 (3.71%) WSUS
4 314 (3.61%) SCOM
5 198 (2.28%) Ansible
6 147 (1.69%) vCenter Server
7 131 (1.51%) Terraform
8 127 (1.46%) Puppet
9 112 (1.29%) Kubernetes
10 109 (1.25%) Backup Exec
11 87 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
12 82 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
13 76 (0.87%) Nagios
14 73 (0.84%) SCVMM
15 65 (0.75%) SCOrch
16 63 (0.72%) AirWatch
17 61 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
18 58 (0.67%) Jamf Pro
19 54 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
20 51 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5,171 (59.44%) Microsoft
2 3,130 (35.98%) VMware
3 1,562 (17.95%) Citrix
4 1,239 (14.24%) Cisco
5 533 (6.13%) HP
6 378 (4.34%) Apple
7 367 (4.22%) Veeam
8 310 (3.56%) ServiceNow
9 293 (3.37%) Dell
10 251 (2.89%) Oracle
11 214 (2.46%) NetApp
12 206 (2.37%) Symantec
13 186 (2.14%) SolarWinds
14 173 (1.99%) EMC
15 156 (1.79%) Meraki
16 134 (1.54%) McAfee
17 128 (1.47%) Palo Alto
18 126 (1.45%) Avaya
19 123 (1.41%) Google
19 123 (1.41%) Splunk