Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > London
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 38 37
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,144 3,421 4,278
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.83% 6.28% 6.29%
As % of the System Software category 30.69% 35.61% 39.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,148 3,067 3,842
Median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% -3.41% -2.22%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £83,000 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +4.17%

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 3,727 9,608 10,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.98% 17.64% 15.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3,262 7,961 8,981
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,325 £29,750 £28,875
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in London.

Salary trend for Active Directory in London

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in London over the 6 months to 24 October 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 24 October 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 -12 238 £55,000 +29.41% 41
West London +11 92 £57,500 +43.75% 11
South London -19 48 £47,500 +35.71% 2
East London -6 12 £40,000 +33.33% 6
North London +8 8 £45,000 +44.00% 2
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 816 (71.33%) Windows
2 685 (59.88%) Microsoft
3 613 (53.58%) Azure
4 611 (53.41%) Office 365
5 440 (38.46%) Windows Server
6 404 (35.31%) VMware
7 351 (30.68%) PowerShell
8 343 (29.98%) Finance
9 300 (26.22%) Windows 10
10 280 (24.48%) Cisco
11 277 (24.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 261 (22.81%) AWS
13 253 (22.12%) VMware Infrastructure
14 229 (20.02%) Firewall
15 222 (19.41%) DNS
15 222 (19.41%) SCCM
16 198 (17.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 196 (17.13%) Microsoft Office
18 191 (16.70%) ITIL
19 189 (16.52%) SQL
20 186 (16.26%) Linux
21 167 (14.60%) SharePoint
22 161 (14.07%) Citrix
23 158 (13.81%) SQL Server
24 155 (13.55%) Microsoft Intune
25 154 (13.46%) MS Exchange
26 152 (13.29%) DHCP
27 144 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
28 136 (11.89%) DevOps
29 134 (11.71%) Windows Server 2016

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
1 167 (14.60%) SharePoint
2 154 (13.46%) MS Exchange
3 75 (6.56%) Skype for Business
4 71 (6.21%) Confluence
5 59 (5.16%) IIS
6 33 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.52%) CMS
10 6 (0.52%) Ethereum
10 6 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.44%) Apache
11 5 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.26%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.087%) EPiServer
Applications
1 196 (17.13%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.45%) MS Visio
3 27 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.087%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.087%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.087%) InDesign
6 1 (0.087%) LightWave 3D
6 1 (0.087%) MODO
6 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.087%) Revit
6 1 (0.087%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 14 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.79%) iTrent
2 9 (0.79%) Northgate Housing
3 8 (0.70%) Distributed Ledger
3 8 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.70%) R3 Corda
4 6 (0.52%) Quorum
5 5 (0.44%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.087%) Eikon
8 1 (0.087%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.087%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 613 (53.58%) Azure
2 611 (53.41%) Office 365
3 277 (24.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 261 (22.81%) AWS
5 129 (11.28%) IaaS
6 79 (6.91%) PaaS
7 55 (4.81%) SaaS
8 47 (4.11%) OneDrive
9 41 (3.58%) Slack
10 38 (3.32%) GCP
10 38 (3.32%) Route 53
11 31 (2.71%) Mimecast
12 21 (1.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 20 (1.75%) Serverless
14 18 (1.57%) Power Platform
15 16 (1.40%) Amazon S3
16 15 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
16 15 (1.31%) G Suite
17 14 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
18 12 (1.05%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 229 (20.02%) Firewall
2 222 (19.41%) DNS
3 152 (13.29%) DHCP
4 127 (11.10%) TCP/IP
5 111 (9.70%) WAN
6 110 (9.62%) LAN
7 107 (9.35%) VPN
8 89 (7.78%) SAN
9 85 (7.43%) Network Security
10 79 (6.91%) Wireless
11 77 (6.73%) Skype
12 62 (5.42%) VoIP
13 59 (5.16%) Internet
14 55 (4.81%) Wi-Fi
15 46 (4.02%) Unified Communications
16 32 (2.80%) HTTP
17 31 (2.71%) SNMP
18 30 (2.62%) Intrusion Detection
18 30 (2.62%) Wireshark
19 26 (2.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (13.81%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
4 16 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.22%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.05%) Big Data
6 12 (1.05%) Power BI
7 11 (0.96%) Blockchain
8 8 (0.70%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.70%) MySQL
9 5 (0.44%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.35%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 83 (7.26%) JIRA
2 40 (3.50%) Git (software)
3 35 (3.06%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.14%) Artifactory
4 13 (1.14%) Gerrit
5 9 (0.79%) GitLab
5 9 (0.79%) IntelliJ
5 9 (0.79%) TeamCity
6 8 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (0.52%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.35%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.26%) MSI
9 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.17%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.087%) ERwin
11 1 (0.087%) JUnit
11 1 (0.087%) NUnit
11 1 (0.087%) Selenium
General
1 343 (29.98%) Finance
2 97 (8.48%) Banking
3 51 (4.46%) Telecoms
4 38 (3.32%) Public Sector
5 35 (3.06%) Marketing
6 33 (2.88%) Manufacturing
7 32 (2.80%) Law
8 31 (2.71%) Electronics
9 20 (1.75%) Retail
10 18 (1.57%) Investment Banking
11 17 (1.49%) Advertising
11 17 (1.49%) Legal
12 12 (1.05%) Publishing
13 11 (0.96%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.96%) Front Office
14 9 (0.79%) Social Housing
15 7 (0.61%) Local Government
16 6 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
17 5 (0.44%) Back Office
18 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 176 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 173 (15.12%) Analyst
3 112 (9.79%) Support Engineer
4 83 (7.26%) IT Engineer
5 77 (6.73%) Security Engineer
6 74 (6.47%) Support Analyst
7 68 (5.94%) Architect
8 67 (5.86%) Consultant
9 65 (5.68%) IT Support
10 64 (5.59%) Systems Engineer
11 61 (5.33%) Azure Engineer
11 61 (5.33%) Network Engineer
12 55 (4.81%) Windows Engineer
13 53 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support
14 50 (4.37%) Administrator
15 49 (4.28%) Desktop Support
16 44 (3.85%) Service Analyst
17 40 (3.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 40 (3.50%) Office 365 Engineer
18 38 (3.32%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (4.90%) .NET
2 42 (3.67%) Web Services
3 38 (3.32%) LDAP
4 25 (2.19%) OAuth
5 20 (1.75%) YAML
6 19 (1.66%) XML
7 17 (1.49%) XMPP
8 16 (1.40%) SAML
9 15 (1.31%) REST
10 13 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
11 9 (0.79%) HTML
11 9 (0.79%) Spring Boot
12 8 (0.70%) RESTful
13 7 (0.61%) OAuth2
13 7 (0.61%) OpenID
13 7 (0.61%) WSH
14 5 (0.44%) 802.1X
14 5 (0.44%) JSON
14 5 (0.44%) SailPoint
15 4 (0.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.17%) Management Information System
2 62 (5.42%) Data Centre
3 45 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (3.32%) Public Cloud
5 28 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (2.45%) User Experience
6 27 (2.36%) Cyberthreat
7 26 (2.27%) Clustering
8 21 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
9 18 (1.57%) Hedge funds
9 18 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
10 17 (1.49%) Private Cloud
11 15 (1.31%) iPhone
12 14 (1.22%) Cloud Native
12 14 (1.22%) Replication
13 13 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (1.14%) Reinsurance
14 12 (1.05%) Fat Client
14 12 (1.05%) Thin Client
15 11 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 816 (71.33%) Windows
2 440 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 300 (26.22%) Windows 10
4 186 (16.26%) Linux
5 144 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 134 (11.71%) Windows Server 2016
7 100 (8.74%) Windows 7
8 76 (6.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 53 (4.63%) Windows Server 2019
10 44 (3.85%) Unix
11 39 (3.41%) CentOS
12 36 (3.15%) Mac OS X
13 28 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (2.19%) Mac OS
15 24 (2.10%) Windows 8
16 21 (1.84%) Android
17 12 (1.05%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.87%) Solaris
18 10 (0.87%) Windows XP
19 9 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (17.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 191 (16.70%) ITIL
3 136 (11.89%) DevOps
4 103 (9.00%) Cybersecurity
5 83 (7.26%) Migration
6 82 (7.17%) Information Security
7 81 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
8 77 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
9 75 (6.56%) Configuration Management
9 75 (6.56%) Identity Management
9 75 (6.56%) SIEM
10 68 (5.94%) Fintech
11 61 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 60 (5.24%) Task Automation
13 48 (4.20%) Identity Access Management
14 45 (3.93%) Kalman Filter
15 44 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
15 44 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
16 43 (3.76%) Security Operations
16 43 (3.76%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 351 (30.68%) PowerShell
2 189 (16.52%) SQL
3 108 (9.44%) Python
4 46 (4.02%) Bash Shell
5 38 (3.32%) VB.NET
6 25 (2.19%) Java
7 22 (1.92%) JavaScript
7 22 (1.92%) VBScript
8 19 (1.66%) Shell Script
9 17 (1.49%) C
10 16 (1.40%) Perl
11 15 (1.31%) C#
11 15 (1.31%) Ruby
12 13 (1.14%) Groovy
13 11 (0.96%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.79%) Kotlin
15 6 (0.52%) VBA
16 5 (0.44%) VB
17 3 (0.26%) R
18 1 (0.087%) Go
Qualifications
1 107 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (8.13%) Degree
3 84 (7.34%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (5.16%) CISSP
5 54 (4.72%) CCNA
6 46 (4.02%) ITIL Certification
7 45 (3.93%) CISM
8 38 (3.32%) MCSE
9 33 (2.88%) MCSA
10 29 (2.53%) SANS
11 27 (2.36%) CCNP
12 19 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (1.49%) Security Cleared
14 16 (1.40%) MCP
15 15 (1.31%) SC Cleared
16 14 (1.22%) MCITP
17 12 (1.05%) CCSP
17 12 (1.05%) GCIH
17 12 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 11 (0.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (6.56%) SLA
2 45 (3.93%) GDPR
3 43 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 41 (3.58%) NIST
5 10 (0.87%) QA
6 8 (0.70%) COBIT
6 8 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.087%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.087%) NCSC
7 1 (0.087%) PMO
7 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 253 (22.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 118 (10.31%) Hyper-V
3 70 (6.12%) vSphere
4 51 (4.46%) XenApp
5 43 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
6 38 (3.32%) XenDesktop
7 34 (2.97%) Docker
8 23 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (1.84%) Forefront TMG
9 21 (1.84%) ISA Server
9 21 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (1.05%) BitLocker
11 12 (1.05%) VMware Server
12 11 (0.96%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 11 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.61%) DFS Replication
14 5 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.44%) MetaFrame
14 5 (0.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 222 (19.41%) SCCM
2 155 (13.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 115 (10.05%) Ansible
4 76 (6.64%) Opscode Chef
5 72 (6.29%) Puppet
6 58 (5.07%) Terraform
7 54 (4.72%) WSUS
8 45 (3.93%) Single Sign-On
9 29 (2.53%) Kubernetes
10 26 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
10 26 (2.27%) Nagios
10 26 (2.27%) SCOM
11 24 (2.10%) QRadar
12 23 (2.01%) SCVMM
13 17 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
14 16 (1.40%) Jamf Pro
15 10 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 9 (0.79%) Backup Exec
17 8 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
17 8 (0.70%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 685 (59.88%) Microsoft
2 404 (35.31%) VMware
3 280 (24.48%) Cisco
4 161 (14.07%) Citrix
5 82 (7.17%) HP
6 69 (6.03%) Palo Alto
7 66 (5.77%) Oracle
8 51 (4.46%) Apple
9 37 (3.23%) Meraki
10 36 (3.15%) CheckPoint
11 34 (2.97%) SolarWinds
12 32 (2.80%) IBM
12 32 (2.80%) Red Hat
13 31 (2.71%) NetApp
13 31 (2.71%) SAP
13 31 (2.71%) Veeam
14 30 (2.62%) CyberArk
15 29 (2.53%) Sophos
16 28 (2.45%) Avaya
16 28 (2.45%) Dell