Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 40 23
Rank change year-on-year +13 -17 0
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 118 114 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.91% 5.41% 7.83%
As % of the System Software category 69.82% 67.86% 69.31%
Number of salaries quoted 114 99 155
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +15.38% +1.56%
10th Percentile £21,725 £20,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £43,750
East of England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 169 168 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 11.33% 7.97% 11.30%
Number of salaries quoted 151 130 211
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £22,500 £20,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.79% +2.67%

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017. 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
Chelmsford +4 30 £50,000 +44.93% 1
Colchester +6 17 £45,000 -9.55% 2
Brentwood +11 10 £42,500 - 2
Harlow -12 3 £29,000 -33.71%
Basildon - 2 £27,500 -
Purfleet - 2 £23,000 -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £28,000 -
Thurrock - 2 £34,500 -
Saffron Walden -7 1 £19,000 -52.50%
Loughton - 1 £30,000 - 1
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 106 (89.83%) Windows
2 57 (48.31%) Windows Server
3 56 (47.46%) Microsoft
4 42 (35.59%) VMware
5 36 (30.51%) Cisco
6 32 (27.12%) Microsoft Office
6 32 (27.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (26.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (22.88%) SQL Server
8 27 (22.88%) Office 365
9 26 (22.03%) PowerShell
10 25 (21.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (19.49%) ITIL
12 22 (18.64%) Visual Studio
12 22 (18.64%) Firewall
12 22 (18.64%) DevOps
12 22 (18.64%) Windows 10
13 21 (17.80%) SDLC
13 21 (17.80%) Linux
13 21 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (17.80%) Windows 7
14 20 (16.95%) SQL
14 20 (16.95%) SAN
14 20 (16.95%) Finance
15 19 (16.10%) WAN
15 19 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
15 19 (16.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (16.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (15.25%) Hyper-V

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 17 (14.41%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.86%) IIS
3 7 (5.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.69%) Apache
4 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.85%) Confluence
5 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.85%) JBoss
5 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (27.12%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (22.88%) Office 365
2 19 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (9.32%) IaaS
3 11 (9.32%) PaaS
4 3 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.64%) Firewall
2 20 (16.95%) SAN
3 19 (16.10%) WAN
4 18 (15.25%) DHCP
4 18 (15.25%) DNS
4 18 (15.25%) TCP/IP
5 13 (11.02%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (9.32%) LAN
7 10 (8.47%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (5.93%) NAS
8 7 (5.93%) VLAN
8 7 (5.93%) WebEx
9 6 (5.08%) VPN
9 6 (5.08%) Wireless
10 3 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.54%) Frame Relay
10 3 (2.54%) VoIP
11 2 (1.69%) Internet
11 2 (1.69%) MPLS
11 2 (1.69%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.88%) SQL Server
2 19 (16.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 19 (16.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (11.02%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (10.17%) Hadoop
7 11 (9.32%) MySQL
7 11 (9.32%) NoSQL
7 11 (9.32%) RDBMS
7 11 (9.32%) Relational Database
7 11 (9.32%) SQL Server 2000
7 11 (9.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (9.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (7.63%) MongoDB
9 5 (4.24%) DTS
10 2 (1.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (18.64%) Visual Studio
2 17 (14.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (9.32%) Hudson
3 11 (9.32%) Jenkins
4 9 (7.63%) JUnit
4 9 (7.63%) MSI
5 8 (6.78%) PyUnit
6 7 (5.93%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (5.93%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 20 (16.95%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Legal
3 3 (2.54%) Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Law
4 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Publishing
5 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (16.10%) Support Engineer
2 16 (13.56%) Analyst
2 16 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (11.02%) Applications Support
3 13 (11.02%) Windows Engineer
4 12 (10.17%) Support Analyst
5 11 (9.32%) DevOps Manager
6 10 (8.47%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (8.47%) Configuration Engineer
7 9 (7.63%) IT Support
8 8 (6.78%) Design Engineer
8 8 (6.78%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
8 8 (6.78%) Server Engineer
8 8 (6.78%) Software Configuration Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Active Directory Support
10 6 (5.08%) Customer Communications Manager
10 6 (5.08%) IT Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) IT Technician
10 6 (5.08%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.41%) XMPP
2 13 (11.02%) .NET
3 12 (10.17%) ASP.NET
4 10 (8.47%) SAML
5 3 (2.54%) Node.js
6 1 (0.85%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) CMDB
1 11 (9.32%) Data Protection Act
2 10 (8.47%) PKI
3 7 (5.93%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.54%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.69%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.69%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.85%) Handset
7 1 (0.85%) iPad
7 1 (0.85%) iPhone
7 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 106 (89.83%) Windows
2 57 (48.31%) Windows Server
3 32 (27.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (26.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (18.64%) Windows 10
6 21 (17.80%) Linux
6 21 (17.80%) Windows 7
7 10 (8.47%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.08%) Windows Vista
9 5 (4.24%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.69%) AIX
10 2 (1.69%) Android
10 2 (1.69%) CentOS
10 2 (1.69%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.69%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.69%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.69%) Unix
11 1 (0.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.49%) ITIL
2 22 (18.64%) DevOps
3 21 (17.80%) SDLC
4 18 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (14.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (11.86%) IT Strategy
8 13 (11.02%) Data Protection
8 13 (11.02%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (10.17%) Configuration Management
9 12 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (10.17%) Problem Management
9 12 (10.17%) Service Management
10 11 (9.32%) Continuous Deployment
10 11 (9.32%) Document Composition
10 11 (9.32%) High Availability
11 8 (6.78%) Application Packaging
11 8 (6.78%) Business Continuity
12 7 (5.93%) Change Management
12 7 (5.93%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.03%) PowerShell
2 20 (16.95%) SQL
3 12 (10.17%) C#
4 9 (7.63%) Perl
5 7 (5.93%) VBA
6 2 (1.69%) Java
6 2 (1.69%) Python
6 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.85%) C
7 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (21.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (11.86%) MCITP
3 12 (10.17%) MCTS
4 7 (5.93%) MCSE
5 5 (4.24%) Degree
6 4 (3.39%) MCP
7 3 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.69%) CCNA
8 2 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.69%) MCSA
9 1 (0.85%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.85%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.32%) GDPR
1 11 (9.32%) PCI DSS
1 11 (9.32%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 21 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (15.25%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.63%) vCloud
4 8 (6.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (5.93%) XenApp
6 4 (3.39%) vSphere
7 2 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.85%) Docker
8 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (12.71%) SCCM
2 10 (8.47%) Puppet
3 9 (7.63%) SCOM
4 4 (3.39%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.69%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.85%) Ansible
6 1 (0.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.85%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 56 (47.46%) Microsoft
2 42 (35.59%) VMware
3 36 (30.51%) Cisco
4 13 (11.02%) Citrix
5 12 (10.17%) Oracle
6 8 (6.78%) HP
7 6 (5.08%) Meraki
7 6 (5.08%) Remedy
8 5 (4.24%) Dell
8 5 (4.24%) Sophos
8 5 (4.24%) Symantec
9 4 (3.39%) 3Com
9 4 (3.39%) Apple
9 4 (3.39%) D-Link
9 4 (3.39%) Draytek
9 4 (3.39%) Linksys
9 4 (3.39%) NETGEAR
9 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.39%) Veeam
10 2 (1.69%) Bomgar