Period
to 27 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 12 30
Rank change year-on-year -4 +18 +3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 216 448 342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 11.13% 12.64% 7.51%
As % of the System Software category 61.19% 60.38% 50.44%
Number of salaries quoted 171 313 317
Hertfordshire median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +7.69% +2.36%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £61,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £35,000 £34,514 £34,500
% change year-on-year +1.41% +0.04% +2.99%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 353 742 678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.19% 20.94% 14.88%
Number of salaries quoted 279 562 567
Hertfordshire median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,400 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £72,000 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +8.43%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Hertfordshire

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in Hertfordshire

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Hertfordshire

Active Directory
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 27 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
Watford 0 70 £27,500 -26.67% 16
Hemel Hempstead +4 28 £29,000 -22.67% 10
Hatfield +20 26 £42,500 +49.12% 3
Potters Bar +9 13 £37,500 +74.42% 1
Letchworth +6 10 £31,000 +47.62%
Borehamwood +10 8 £27,500 +22.22% 3
St Albans -21 8 £38,250 +27.50% 7
Kings Langley - 7 £22,500 -
Bishop's Stortford +2 5 £37,250 +37.96% 11
Stevenage +5 4 £25,000 -3.85% 3
Royston - 4 - -
Hitchin 0 2 £75,000 +233.33%
Welwyn Garden City -7 2 £28,750 -23.33% 1
Hertford -10 1 £23,000 -11.54% 9
Active Directory
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 155 (71.76%) Windows
2 113 (52.31%) Microsoft
3 99 (45.83%) Office 365
4 92 (42.59%) Windows Server
5 84 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
6 73 (33.80%) VMware
7 72 (33.33%) Windows 10
8 69 (31.94%) Azure
9 61 (28.24%) Firewall
10 56 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 48 (22.22%) LAN
12 45 (20.83%) ITIL
13 42 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (18.06%) DNS
15 38 (17.59%) WAN
16 36 (16.67%) TCP/IP
17 34 (15.74%) Citrix
17 34 (15.74%) Linux
17 34 (15.74%) PowerShell
18 33 (15.28%) Hyper-V
18 33 (15.28%) MS Exchange
19 31 (14.35%) Windows Server 2012
20 30 (13.89%) SQL Server
20 30 (13.89%) AWS
21 29 (13.43%) Migration
22 28 (12.96%) Windows 7
23 27 (12.50%) DHCP
23 27 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
24 25 (11.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 24 (11.11%) SCCM

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 33 (15.28%) MS Exchange
2 27 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.31%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.39%) IIS
6 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.93%) nginx
7 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 84 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 99 (45.83%) Office 365
2 69 (31.94%) Azure
3 30 (13.89%) AWS
4 10 (4.63%) IaaS
5 8 (3.70%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.39%) GCP
6 3 (1.39%) SaaS
7 2 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.93%) GitHub
7 2 (0.93%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.93%) Stackdriver
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.46%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 61 (28.24%) Firewall
2 48 (22.22%) LAN
3 39 (18.06%) DNS
4 38 (17.59%) WAN
5 36 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 27 (12.50%) DHCP
7 20 (9.26%) Remote Desktop
8 19 (8.80%) VLAN
9 16 (7.41%) Internet
10 15 (6.94%) VoIP
11 14 (6.48%) VPN
12 12 (5.56%) Wireless
13 9 (4.17%) Skype
14 7 (3.24%) SAN
15 6 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
16 3 (1.39%) TACACS
16 3 (1.39%) WLAN
17 2 (0.93%) BGP
17 2 (0.93%) Broadband
17 2 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.63%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.93%) GIS
Development Applications
1 13 (6.02%) MSI
2 5 (2.31%) JIRA
3 2 (0.93%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.46%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (6.02%) Retail
2 11 (5.09%) Finance
3 5 (2.31%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.93%) Advertising
4 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.46%) Law
5 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (31.94%) IT Support
2 51 (23.61%) Analyst
3 45 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support
4 35 (16.20%) Support Engineer
5 27 (12.50%) IT Engineer
6 26 (12.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 23 (10.65%) Service Desk Support
7 23 (10.65%) Support Technician
8 21 (9.72%) IT Support Engineer
8 21 (9.72%) IT Technician
9 20 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 20 (9.26%) IT Support Technician
9 20 (9.26%) Service Desk Technician
10 19 (8.80%) Administrator
11 18 (8.33%) Support Analyst
11 18 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
12 17 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support Technician
13 16 (7.41%) IT Analyst
14 15 (6.94%) Service Analyst
14 15 (6.94%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.63%) WSH
2 4 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.39%) LDAP
4 2 (0.93%) Web Services
5 1 (0.46%) .NET
5 1 (0.46%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.17%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.24%) Fat Client
5 7 (3.24%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.78%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.31%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.85%) Clustering
8 4 (1.85%) Replication
8 4 (1.85%) Social Media
9 3 (1.39%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.39%) iPad
10 2 (0.93%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.93%) Life Science
10 2 (0.93%) NHS
11 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Licensing
11 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 155 (71.76%) Windows
2 92 (42.59%) Windows Server
3 72 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 34 (15.74%) Linux
5 31 (14.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (12.96%) Windows 7
7 19 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (7.41%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.24%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.85%) Android
11 3 (1.39%) Unix
12 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.83%) ITIL
2 42 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (13.43%) Migration
4 21 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (9.26%) Data Migration
6 15 (6.94%) Incident Management
7 13 (6.02%) Time Management
8 12 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (5.09%) Information Security
9 11 (5.09%) Patch Management
9 11 (5.09%) Server Management
9 11 (5.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (4.17%) Proactive Maintenance
10 9 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (3.24%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.24%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (2.78%) DevOps
13 6 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (2.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.74%) PowerShell
2 12 (5.56%) VBScript
3 11 (5.09%) SQL
4 5 (2.31%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.31%) Java
4 5 (2.31%) Python
5 3 (1.39%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.46%) C#
6 1 (0.46%) PHP
6 1 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (10.19%) SC Cleared
1 22 (10.19%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.48%) Degree
2 14 (6.48%) MCP
2 14 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.09%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (4.17%) MCSE
5 6 (2.78%) Master's Degree
6 5 (2.31%) CCNA
6 5 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.31%) HNC
6 5 (2.31%) MCSA
7 4 (1.85%) HND
7 4 (1.85%) MCITP
7 4 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.39%) CCNP
8 3 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.93%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.93%) GCIA
9 2 (0.93%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (6.02%) SLA
3 3 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.93%) GDPR
5 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (15.28%) Hyper-V
3 17 (7.87%) XenApp
4 14 (6.48%) vSphere
5 13 (6.02%) Virtual Desktop
5 13 (6.02%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (5.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 5 (2.31%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.39%) Firmware
9 3 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.39%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.93%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.46%) Docker
11 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (11.11%) SCCM
2 12 (5.56%) WSUS
3 11 (5.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (3.70%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.31%) SCOM
6 4 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.39%) Grafana
7 3 (1.39%) Nagios
7 3 (1.39%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.39%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.93%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.93%) logstash
8 2 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.46%) Fluentd
9 1 (0.46%) Kibana
9 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 113 (52.31%) Microsoft
2 73 (33.80%) VMware
3 34 (15.74%) Citrix
4 15 (6.94%) Cisco
5 13 (6.02%) HP
6 11 (5.09%) Mitel
7 9 (4.17%) Forcepoint
8 8 (3.70%) Asigra
9 7 (3.24%) SolarWinds
10 6 (2.78%) Apple
11 5 (2.31%) Oracle
11 5 (2.31%) Remedy
11 5 (2.31%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.31%) Splunk
12 4 (1.85%) Dell
12 4 (1.85%) Google
12 4 (1.85%) Meraki
12 4 (1.85%) WatchGuard
13 3 (1.39%) Aruba
13 3 (1.39%) Sophos