Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 28 41
Rank change year-on-year +12 +13 -16
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 134 120 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.56% 7.90% 5.38%
As % of the System Software category 69.07% 70.18% 67.86%
Number of salaries quoted 93 114 100
Essex median annual salary £28,000 £45,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.78% +24.14% +9.85%
10th Percentile £19,000 £21,150 £20,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £52,500
East of England median annual salary £33,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -5.71% - -

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 Essex with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 194 171 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.29% 11.26% 7.92%
Number of salaries quoted 137 152 130
Essex median annual salary £32,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.78% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £19,750 £22,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
East of England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% +9.09%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Essex

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory in Essex.

Salary trend for Active Directory in Essex

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Essex over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Essex

Active Directory
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Essex region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Harlow +22 23 £27,500 -5.17% 1
Colchester +11 22 £32,500 -27.78% 4
Chelmsford -3 16 £38,500 -23.00% 4
Basildon -3 10 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Saffron Walden +9 6 £19,500 +2.63% 1
Braintree - 6 - -
Rayleigh - 6 £25,000 - 1
Loughton +6 5 £21,000 -30.00% 1
Brentwood +4 5 - -
Thurrock 0 3 £22,400 -35.07%
Southend-on-Sea -6 3 £31,500 +12.50% 2
Dunmow - 2 £20,000 -
Grays - 1 £27,500 - 1
Witham - 1 £19,000 - 2
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 Essex region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 107 (79.85%) Windows
2 73 (54.48%) Windows Server
3 66 (49.25%) Microsoft
4 50 (37.31%) VMware
5 46 (34.33%) Office 365
6 39 (29.10%) Windows 10
7 38 (28.36%) DNS
8 35 (26.12%) Microsoft Office
8 35 (26.12%) Windows 7
9 34 (25.37%) ITIL
9 34 (25.37%) TCP/IP
10 32 (23.88%) MS Exchange
11 29 (21.64%) vSphere
12 28 (20.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (20.15%) Microsoft Azure
13 27 (20.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 26 (19.40%) Finance
15 25 (18.66%) SAN
16 24 (17.91%) SQL
17 22 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
18 21 (15.67%) VMware ESXi
19 20 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
20 19 (14.18%) DHCP
21 18 (13.43%) Citrix
21 18 (13.43%) PowerShell
21 18 (13.43%) Hyper-V
21 18 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
22 17 (12.69%) NAS
23 14 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 32 (23.88%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.49%) Apache
4 2 (1.49%) IIS
4 2 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 35 (26.12%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 46 (34.33%) Office 365
2 27 (20.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.49%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.49%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (28.36%) DNS
2 34 (25.37%) TCP/IP
3 25 (18.66%) SAN
4 19 (14.18%) DHCP
5 17 (12.69%) NAS
6 13 (9.70%) Firewall
7 8 (5.97%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (4.48%) LAN
8 6 (4.48%) WAN
9 5 (3.73%) iSCSI
9 5 (3.73%) VoIP
10 4 (2.99%) VPN
11 2 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.49%) VLAN
12 1 (0.75%) FTP
12 1 (0.75%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.75%) MySQL
3 1 (0.75%) QlikView
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 26 (19.40%) Finance
2 14 (10.45%) Telecoms
3 12 (8.96%) Electronics
4 9 (6.72%) Retail
5 6 (4.48%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.73%) Back Office
7 4 (2.99%) Marketing
8 3 (2.24%) Local Government
9 2 (1.49%) Legal
10 1 (0.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (20.90%) Support Engineer
2 27 (20.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (18.66%) Analyst
4 23 (17.16%) IT Support
5 21 (15.67%) Desktop Support
6 18 (13.43%) IT Engineer
7 13 (9.70%) IT Support Engineer
8 12 (8.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 12 (8.96%) Service Analyst
8 12 (8.96%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (8.96%) Support Technician
9 11 (8.21%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (8.21%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (8.21%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (8.21%) Support Analyst
10 10 (7.46%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (7.46%) Senior IT Engineer
11 9 (6.72%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (6.72%) IT Technician
11 9 (6.72%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.73%) ADSI
1 5 (3.73%) LDAP
2 1 (0.75%) .NET
2 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.75%) CSS
2 1 (0.75%) HTML
2 1 (0.75%) Middleware
2 1 (0.75%) WAP
2 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.72%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.97%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.48%) Clustering
3 6 (4.48%) EMC VNX
4 5 (3.73%) CCTV
4 5 (3.73%) PKI
4 5 (3.73%) Replication
4 5 (3.73%) Smartphone
4 5 (3.73%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.99%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.49%) Life Science
6 2 (1.49%) NHS
7 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 107 (79.85%) Windows
2 73 (54.48%) Windows Server
3 39 (29.10%) Windows 10
4 35 (26.12%) Windows 7
5 28 (20.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (10.45%) Windows 8
8 13 (9.70%) Linux
9 9 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (6.72%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.24%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.49%) Android
12 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.37%) ITIL
2 27 (20.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 20 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (9.70%) Asset Management
5 13 (9.70%) Six Sigma
6 9 (6.72%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (6.72%) Customer Engagement
6 9 (6.72%) ITIL V3
6 9 (6.72%) Line Management
7 8 (5.97%) Change Management
7 8 (5.97%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (5.97%) Migration
7 8 (5.97%) Risk Management
7 8 (5.97%) Service Management
7 8 (5.97%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (5.22%) Data Management
8 7 (5.22%) Project Management
9 6 (4.48%) ITSM
9 6 (4.48%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.91%) SQL
2 18 (13.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.75%) C#
3 1 (0.75%) PHP
3 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.72%) Degree
3 8 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (4.48%) MCSA
5 5 (3.73%) MOS
5 5 (3.73%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 3 (2.24%) MCITP
7 2 (1.49%) CCNA
7 2 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.49%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.49%) MCSE
8 1 (0.75%) CCENT
8 1 (0.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (21.64%) vSphere
2 21 (15.67%) VMware ESXi
3 20 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (13.43%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.72%) XenDesktop
6 8 (5.97%) BitLocker
6 8 (5.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (5.22%) XenApp
8 5 (3.73%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 3 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (6.72%) SCCM
2 8 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (5.97%) PowerCLI
2 8 (5.97%) Puppet
2 8 (5.97%) SCOM
3 4 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.49%) PaperCut
4 2 (1.49%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 66 (49.25%) Microsoft
2 50 (37.31%) VMware
3 18 (13.43%) Citrix
4 14 (10.45%) 3PAR
5 13 (9.70%) Cisco
6 12 (8.96%) Draytek
6 12 (8.96%) SonicWALL
7 11 (8.21%) HP
8 8 (5.97%) Brocade
9 7 (5.22%) Avaya
10 6 (4.48%) Apple
10 6 (4.48%) EMC
10 6 (4.48%) Isilon
11 5 (3.73%) Samsung
11 5 (3.73%) Veeam
12 4 (2.99%) SAP
13 3 (2.24%) IBM
14 2 (1.49%) Equitrac
14 2 (1.49%) Google
14 2 (1.49%) Interwoven