Period
to 27 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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
England > London
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 36 37
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +10
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 3,337 3,987 4,200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.55% 6.40% 6.05%
As % of the System Software category 36.89% 39.99% 44.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2,913 3,436 3,757
London median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.33% +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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 9,046 9,969 9,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.77% 16.01% 13.52%
Number of salaries quoted 7,454 8,288 8,012
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in London

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

Salary histogram for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the London 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
Central London -5 813 £38,500 -14.44% 102
South London +2 199 £34,000 -10.53% 34
West London 0 195 £47,500 +26.67% 61
East London -1 58 £30,050 +0.17% 31
North London -15 21 £32,500 -33.33% 12
Active Directory
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 London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 2,689 (80.58%) Windows
2 1,927 (57.75%) Microsoft
3 1,912 (57.30%) Office 365
4 1,259 (37.73%) Windows Server
5 1,173 (35.15%) VMware
6 1,099 (32.93%) Azure
7 995 (29.82%) Windows 10
8 764 (22.89%) DNS
9 735 (22.03%) Finance
9 735 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
10 726 (21.76%) PowerShell
11 686 (20.56%) Microsoft Office
12 666 (19.96%) ITIL
13 663 (19.87%) SCCM
14 634 (19.00%) Citrix
15 624 (18.70%) DHCP
16 585 (17.53%) MS Exchange
17 548 (16.42%) Windows 7
18 493 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 489 (14.65%) Windows Server 2012
20 474 (14.20%) Cisco
21 449 (13.46%) Firewall
22 430 (12.89%) AWS
23 421 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
24 414 (12.41%) SharePoint
25 410 (12.29%) TCP/IP
26 396 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
27 387 (11.60%) SQL Server
27 387 (11.60%) SQL
28 383 (11.48%) LAN

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 585 (17.53%) MS Exchange
2 414 (12.41%) SharePoint
3 207 (6.20%) Skype for Business
4 191 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 161 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 158 (4.73%) IIS
7 44 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 28 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 26 (0.78%) Tomcat
10 22 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
10 22 (0.66%) IBM Notes
11 21 (0.63%) Confluence
12 18 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
13 17 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
14 16 (0.48%) Apache
14 16 (0.48%) Drupal
15 12 (0.36%) Anypoint
15 12 (0.36%) IBM Domino
15 12 (0.36%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 686 (20.56%) Microsoft Office
2 117 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 72 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 17 (0.51%) AutoCAD
7 11 (0.33%) Acrobat
7 11 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
8 8 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.15%) InDesign
10 2 (0.060%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 2 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.030%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.030%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.030%) Revit
Business Applications
1 42 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.12%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.060%) Eikon
5 1 (0.030%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.030%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.030%) Relativity
5 1 (0.030%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.030%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.030%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.030%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,912 (57.30%) Office 365
2 1,099 (32.93%) Azure
3 430 (12.89%) AWS
4 352 (10.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 128 (3.84%) OneDrive
6 95 (2.85%) IaaS
6 95 (2.85%) SaaS
7 78 (2.34%) PaaS
8 59 (1.77%) Mimecast
9 46 (1.38%) G Suite
10 44 (1.32%) Power Platform
11 43 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
12 39 (1.17%) Serverless
12 39 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 35 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
14 32 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 32 (0.96%) Amazon S3
15 24 (0.72%) GCP
16 23 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
17 21 (0.63%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 764 (22.89%) DNS
2 624 (18.70%) DHCP
3 449 (13.46%) Firewall
4 410 (12.29%) TCP/IP
5 383 (11.48%) LAN
6 329 (9.86%) WAN
7 278 (8.33%) SAN
8 241 (7.22%) Skype
9 229 (6.86%) VPN
10 195 (5.84%) VoIP
11 156 (4.67%) Wireless
12 117 (3.51%) VLAN
13 102 (3.06%) NAS
14 100 (3.00%) Internet
15 91 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
16 74 (2.22%) NetScaler
17 66 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
18 59 (1.77%) Network Security
19 58 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
20 49 (1.47%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 56 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 42 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
4 39 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 39 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
5 34 (1.02%) Power BI
6 29 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
6 29 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (0.81%) MySQL
8 25 (0.75%) Big Data
8 25 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (0.63%) Relational Database
10 19 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 19 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (0.54%) Data Lake
12 17 (0.51%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (0.33%) SQL Server 2017
15 9 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (0.24%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 69 (2.07%) JIRA
2 39 (1.17%) Jenkins
3 36 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 36 (1.08%) MSI
4 30 (0.90%) TeamCity
5 26 (0.78%) NUnit
6 25 (0.75%) Visual Studio
7 19 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
8 14 (0.42%) InstallShield
8 14 (0.42%) SpecFlow
9 13 (0.39%) Bitbucket Server
10 12 (0.36%) Cucumber
10 12 (0.36%) JUnit
11 9 (0.27%) GitLab
12 8 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.15%) AdminStudio
13 5 (0.15%) Visual Studio Code
14 4 (0.12%) Chocolatey
14 4 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 735 (22.03%) Finance
2 139 (4.17%) Law
3 126 (3.78%) Banking
4 92 (2.76%) Legal
5 88 (2.64%) Retail
6 69 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 47 (1.41%) Marketing
8 46 (1.38%) Advertising
9 43 (1.29%) Back Office
10 29 (0.87%) Public Sector
11 25 (0.75%) Billing
12 21 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.54%) French Language
14 15 (0.45%) Games
15 14 (0.42%) Aerospace
15 14 (0.42%) Publishing
16 9 (0.27%) Front Office
17 5 (0.15%) Electronics
17 5 (0.15%) Manufacturing
18 4 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 753 (22.57%) Analyst
2 533 (15.97%) Support Engineer
3 518 (15.52%) IT Support
4 457 (13.69%) Support Analyst
5 400 (11.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 305 (9.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 302 (9.05%) IT Engineer
8 290 (8.69%) IT Analyst
9 229 (6.86%) Desktop Support
10 209 (6.26%) IT Support Analyst
11 193 (5.78%) IT Support Engineer
12 177 (5.30%) Service Analyst
13 171 (5.12%) Administrator
14 156 (4.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 146 (4.38%) Service Desk Analyst
16 137 (4.11%) Architect
17 134 (4.02%) Consultant
18 125 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
19 123 (3.69%) Desktop Engineer
20 122 (3.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (3.24%) LDAP
2 83 (2.49%) .NET
3 58 (1.74%) Web Services
4 32 (0.96%) Node.js
5 28 (0.84%) ASP.NET
6 23 (0.69%) REST
7 18 (0.54%) JSON
7 18 (0.54%) Kafka
7 18 (0.54%) LAMP
7 18 (0.54%) XML
8 15 (0.45%) 802.1X
8 15 (0.45%) MSMQ
9 14 (0.42%) .NET Framework
9 14 (0.42%) Middleware
10 13 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (0.36%) Gherkin
11 12 (0.36%) HTML
11 12 (0.36%) Sensu
12 10 (0.30%) X-Windows
13 9 (0.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 254 (7.61%) Data Centre
2 170 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 154 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 154 (4.61%) Video Conferencing
4 104 (3.12%) iPhone
5 87 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
6 83 (2.49%) Blackberry
7 81 (2.43%) Hedge funds
8 80 (2.40%) Clustering
9 71 (2.13%) iPad
10 60 (1.80%) Smartphone
11 58 (1.74%) Replication
12 53 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
13 51 (1.53%) PKI
14 46 (1.38%) Public Cloud
15 42 (1.26%) User Experience
16 32 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
17 30 (0.90%) Driving Licence
17 30 (0.90%) Fat Client
17 30 (0.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2,689 (80.58%) Windows
2 1,259 (37.73%) Windows Server
3 995 (29.82%) Windows 10
4 548 (16.42%) Windows 7
5 489 (14.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 319 (9.56%) Linux
7 288 (8.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 165 (4.94%) Android
9 144 (4.32%) Apple iOS
10 135 (4.05%) Mac OS X
11 121 (3.63%) Mac OS
12 100 (3.00%) Windows 8
13 95 (2.85%) Unix
14 91 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
15 29 (0.87%) Solaris
16 23 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 23 (0.69%) Windows XP
17 22 (0.66%) VMS
18 16 (0.48%) Ubuntu
19 14 (0.42%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (19.96%) ITIL
2 493 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 396 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
4 290 (8.69%) Migration
5 220 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
6 197 (5.90%) DevOps
7 158 (4.73%) Change Management
8 151 (4.53%) Project Management
9 140 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 134 (4.02%) Service Management
11 127 (3.81%) Mobile Device Management
12 125 (3.75%) CRM
13 121 (3.63%) Information Security
14 120 (3.60%) Mentoring
15 116 (3.48%) Service Delivery
16 105 (3.15%) Time Management
17 103 (3.09%) Asset Management
18 102 (3.06%) ITSM
19 91 (2.73%) Configuration Management
20 90 (2.70%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 726 (21.76%) PowerShell
2 387 (11.60%) SQL
3 122 (3.66%) Python
4 93 (2.79%) Bash Shell
5 61 (1.83%) C
6 58 (1.74%) C#
7 48 (1.44%) Java
8 47 (1.41%) VBScript
9 40 (1.20%) Ruby
10 29 (0.87%) Go
11 27 (0.81%) Perl
12 25 (0.75%) VB
13 23 (0.69%) C++
14 19 (0.57%) JavaScript
15 14 (0.42%) T-SQL
16 10 (0.30%) VBA
17 9 (0.27%) Ada
18 5 (0.15%) PHP
18 5 (0.15%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 421 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 264 (7.91%) Degree
3 198 (5.93%) MCSE
4 178 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
5 176 (5.27%) MCSA
6 130 (3.90%) CCNA
7 97 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 94 (2.82%) MCP
9 77 (2.31%) CCNP
10 58 (1.74%) MCITP
11 44 (1.32%) A+ Certification
12 40 (1.20%) Security Cleared
13 38 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
14 33 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
14 33 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 32 (0.96%) CCA
15 32 (0.96%) DBS Check
16 29 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
17 27 (0.81%) SC Cleared
18 23 (0.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (9.68%) SLA
2 66 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (0.90%) GDPR
4 27 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
5 22 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.63%) QA
7 10 (0.30%) NIST
7 10 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.12%) PMO
10 3 (0.090%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.090%) EMIR
10 3 (0.090%) MiFID
11 2 (0.060%) COBIT
11 2 (0.060%) NCSC
11 2 (0.060%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.060%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.030%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.030%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 735 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 380 (11.39%) Hyper-V
3 264 (7.91%) XenApp
4 207 (6.20%) vSphere
5 198 (5.93%) XenDesktop
6 153 (4.58%) VMware ESXi
7 66 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
8 57 (1.71%) Docker
9 39 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 37 (1.11%) Firmware
11 36 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
12 34 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
13 25 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
14 22 (0.66%) NFS
15 18 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 16 (0.48%) Terminal Services
17 15 (0.45%) BitLocker
18 12 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 12 (0.36%) Terminal Server
19 11 (0.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 663 (19.87%) SCCM
2 200 (5.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 100 (3.00%) SCOM
4 96 (2.88%) Ansible
5 74 (2.22%) vCenter Server
6 69 (2.07%) WSUS
7 48 (1.44%) Terraform
8 47 (1.41%) Kubernetes
9 45 (1.35%) Backup Exec
9 45 (1.35%) Puppet
10 39 (1.17%) Jamf Pro
11 38 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
12 37 (1.11%) XenMobile
13 32 (0.96%) SCVMM
14 31 (0.93%) AirWatch
14 31 (0.93%) Nagios
15 26 (0.78%) PowerCLI
16 25 (0.75%) FortiGate
17 24 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
18 23 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,927 (57.75%) Microsoft
2 1,173 (35.15%) VMware
3 634 (19.00%) Citrix
4 474 (14.20%) Cisco
5 186 (5.57%) Apple
6 172 (5.15%) HP
7 127 (3.81%) Oracle
8 118 (3.54%) Veeam
9 115 (3.45%) Dell
10 112 (3.36%) ServiceNow
11 92 (2.76%) SolarWinds
12 80 (2.40%) Meraki
13 73 (2.19%) Adobe
13 73 (2.19%) Sophos
14 65 (1.95%) Bloomberg
15 60 (1.80%) CheckPoint
16 56 (1.68%) Palo Alto
17 54 (1.62%) Symantec
18 52 (1.56%) NetApp
18 52 (1.56%) Splunk