Period
to 22 September 2021

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 22 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > London
6 months to
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 87 44 39
Rank change year-on-year -43 -5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,896 1,224 3,440
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.86% 5.96% 6.24%
As % of the System Software category 20.08% 30.65% 35.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,694 1,112 2,991
10th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £42,438 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +29.41% -2.86%
75th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +20.55% -

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 9,443 3,994 9,814
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.21% 19.45% 17.81%
Number of salaries quoted 5,914 3,492 8,197
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £29,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +8.33%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £108,750 £100,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 22 September 2021.

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 22 September 2021. 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 -1 377 £50,000 -9.09% 124
West London -40 102 £45,000 -21.74% 48
South London -8 73 £37,500 -26.83% 14
East London +8 50 £38,500 -3.75% 23
North London -9 10 £27,500 -38.89% 4
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2021, 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 1,329 (70.09%) Windows
2 1,119 (59.02%) Microsoft
3 1,099 (57.96%) Microsoft 365
4 1,067 (56.28%) Azure
5 653 (34.44%) Windows Server
6 596 (31.43%) PowerShell
7 571 (30.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 556 (29.32%) Social Skills
9 543 (28.64%) VMware
10 477 (25.16%) Windows 10
11 438 (23.10%) ITIL
12 387 (20.41%) DNS
13 366 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
14 358 (18.88%) Finance
15 352 (18.57%) Microsoft Office
16 322 (16.98%) Firewall
16 322 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 303 (15.98%) DHCP
18 291 (15.35%) Citrix
19 268 (14.14%) SharePoint
20 264 (13.92%) SCCM
21 255 (13.45%) AWS
22 252 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
23 250 (13.19%) Microsoft Intune
24 245 (12.92%) Degree
25 238 (12.55%) Linux
26 234 (12.34%) DevOps
27 231 (12.18%) Cisco
28 226 (11.92%) VPN
29 223 (11.76%) SQL

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
1 268 (14.14%) SharePoint
2 202 (10.65%) MS Exchange
3 114 (6.01%) IIS
4 54 (2.85%) Confluence
5 53 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 47 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 41 (2.16%) Skype for Business
8 34 (1.79%) Apache
9 18 (0.95%) CMS
10 14 (0.74%) nginx
11 11 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.42%) Drupal
12 8 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.42%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.32%) SAS
14 3 (0.16%) JBoss
14 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 352 (18.57%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.32%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.21%) InDesign
8 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.11%) Revit
9 1 (0.053%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.053%) ImageReady
9 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.053%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 20 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.42%) Relativity
3 8 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.32%) Sentinel
4 6 (0.32%) Unica
5 5 (0.26%) BambooHR
5 5 (0.26%) Carpe Diem
6 4 (0.21%) AlphaBridge
6 4 (0.21%) Alphatax
6 4 (0.21%) Farmplan
6 4 (0.21%) FastStats
6 4 (0.21%) KEYPrime
7 3 (0.16%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.16%) Magento
7 3 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.16%) Sage 300 ERP
7 3 (0.16%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,099 (57.96%) Microsoft 365
2 1,067 (56.28%) Azure
3 571 (30.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 255 (13.45%) AWS
5 187 (9.86%) IaaS
6 163 (8.60%) SaaS
7 147 (7.75%) PaaS
8 97 (5.12%) OneDrive
9 94 (4.96%) Power Platform
10 58 (3.06%) Mimecast
11 53 (2.80%) GCP
12 41 (2.16%) Google Workspace
13 39 (2.06%) Power Automate
13 39 (2.06%) PowerApps
14 33 (1.74%) Serverless
15 31 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
15 31 (1.64%) Azure Storage
16 23 (1.21%) Azure Key Vault
16 23 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
16 23 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 387 (20.41%) DNS
2 322 (16.98%) Firewall
3 303 (15.98%) DHCP
4 226 (11.92%) VPN
5 212 (11.18%) TCP/IP
6 171 (9.02%) LAN
7 144 (7.59%) WAN
8 121 (6.38%) SAN
9 79 (4.17%) Network Security
10 68 (3.59%) VoIP
11 59 (3.11%) VLAN
12 52 (2.74%) SSL
13 49 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
14 39 (2.06%) MPLS
14 39 (2.06%) Wireless
15 34 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
15 34 (1.79%) Internet
15 34 (1.79%) NAS
15 34 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
16 33 (1.74%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.38%) Power BI
3 32 (1.69%) Big Data
3 32 (1.69%) MySQL
3 32 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
5 23 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
6 13 (0.69%) MariaDB
7 12 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (0.53%) Tableau
10 9 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (0.47%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.32%) Data Lake
12 6 (0.32%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 97 (5.12%) JIRA
2 73 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 50 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
3 50 (2.64%) TeamCity
4 24 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 16 (0.84%) Cypress.io
5 16 (0.84%) Jasmine
5 16 (0.84%) Karma Test Runner
6 15 (0.79%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.32%) GitLab
8 6 (0.32%) SonarQube
8 6 (0.32%) Visual Studio Code
9 5 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.21%) MSBuild
10 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.16%) MSI
11 3 (0.16%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.11%) Maven
General
1 556 (29.32%) Social Skills
2 358 (18.88%) Finance
3 141 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
4 106 (5.59%) Legal
5 98 (5.17%) Telecoms
6 92 (4.85%) Law
7 83 (4.38%) Banking
8 54 (2.85%) Marketing
9 52 (2.74%) Public Sector
10 41 (2.16%) Documentation Skills
11 35 (1.85%) Manufacturing
12 32 (1.69%) Advertising
13 31 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
14 28 (1.48%) Financial Institution
15 27 (1.42%) Electronics
16 23 (1.21%) Retail
17 19 (1.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 17 (0.90%) Presentation Skills
19 14 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
20 12 (0.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 367 (19.36%) Analyst
2 246 (12.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 236 (12.45%) Support Engineer
4 234 (12.34%) IT Support
5 176 (9.28%) Support Analyst
6 150 (7.91%) Azure Engineer
7 136 (7.17%) Service Analyst
8 131 (6.91%) Architect
9 130 (6.86%) IT Analyst
10 128 (6.75%) IT Engineer
10 128 (6.75%) Service Desk Analyst
11 109 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
12 95 (5.01%) IT Support Analyst
13 93 (4.91%) Desktop Support
14 84 (4.43%) Consultant
15 83 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
16 81 (4.27%) IT Support Engineer
17 80 (4.22%) Administrator
18 78 (4.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 73 (3.85%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (3.43%) .NET
2 56 (2.95%) Web Services
3 49 (2.58%) ARM Templates
4 47 (2.48%) JSON
5 44 (2.32%) OAuth
6 33 (1.74%) SAML
7 31 (1.64%) LDAP
8 29 (1.53%) HTML
9 28 (1.48%) OpenID
10 27 (1.42%) Node.js
10 27 (1.42%) OAuth2
11 22 (1.16%) XML
12 20 (1.05%) LAMP
12 20 (1.05%) LAPP Stack
13 18 (0.95%) CSS
14 16 (0.84%) Jest
15 15 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
15 15 (0.79%) WSH
16 12 (0.63%) COM
17 11 (0.58%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 113 (5.96%) Data Centre
2 101 (5.33%) Public Cloud
3 87 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 77 (4.06%) Video Conferencing
5 62 (3.27%) Cloud Native
5 62 (3.27%) PKI
6 49 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
7 48 (2.53%) Clustering
8 41 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
9 36 (1.90%) Hedge funds
9 36 (1.90%) iPhone
10 30 (1.58%) Blackberry
11 29 (1.53%) User Experience
12 26 (1.37%) Smartphone
13 25 (1.32%) Replication
14 22 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
14 22 (1.16%) Private Cloud
15 20 (1.05%) iPad
16 17 (0.90%) Mobile App
17 15 (0.79%) Housing Association
Operating Systems
1 1,329 (70.09%) Windows
2 653 (34.44%) Windows Server
3 477 (25.16%) Windows 10
4 238 (12.55%) Linux
5 161 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 154 (8.12%) Windows Server 2016
7 117 (6.17%) Windows Server 2019
8 115 (6.07%) Android
9 105 (5.54%) Apple iOS
9 105 (5.54%) Windows 7
10 78 (4.11%) Mac OS
11 61 (3.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 49 (2.58%) Mac OS X
13 40 (2.11%) CentOS
14 33 (1.74%) Unix
15 28 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (0.74%) VMS
16 14 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (0.69%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (23.10%) ITIL
2 322 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 252 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
4 234 (12.34%) DevOps
5 192 (10.13%) Service Delivery
6 174 (9.18%) Migration
7 151 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
8 137 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 124 (6.54%) Cybersecurity
10 105 (5.54%) Service Management
11 104 (5.49%) Project Delivery
12 96 (5.06%) ITSM
13 93 (4.91%) Information Security
14 90 (4.75%) Computer Science
14 90 (4.75%) Mentoring
15 88 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
16 74 (3.90%) Change Management
17 70 (3.69%) Project Management
18 69 (3.64%) Identity Access Management
19 64 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 596 (31.43%) PowerShell
2 223 (11.76%) SQL
3 100 (5.27%) Python
4 64 (3.38%) C#
5 53 (2.80%) Bash Shell
6 29 (1.53%) JavaScript
7 22 (1.16%) VB
8 18 (0.95%) Perl
9 16 (0.84%) T-SQL
10 15 (0.79%) C
10 15 (0.79%) Java
10 15 (0.79%) VBScript
11 14 (0.74%) Ruby
12 12 (0.63%) VB.NET
13 10 (0.53%) C++
14 9 (0.47%) TypeScript
15 8 (0.42%) Go
15 8 (0.42%) PHP
15 8 (0.42%) VBA
16 6 (0.32%) Ada
Qualifications
1 245 (12.92%) Degree
2 132 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 89 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (3.53%) CCNA
5 61 (3.22%) MCSE
6 51 (2.69%) MCSA
7 45 (2.37%) MCP
8 41 (2.16%) Security Cleared
9 37 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
10 34 (1.79%) CISSP
10 34 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 30 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (1.32%) SC Cleared
13 21 (1.11%) CCNP
14 17 (0.90%) GIAC
15 15 (0.79%) CCIE
15 15 (0.79%) MCITP
16 14 (0.74%) CISM
17 13 (0.69%) DV Cleared
17 13 (0.69%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (5.70%) SLA
2 69 (3.64%) GDPR
3 48 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (1.85%) NIST
5 16 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.63%) QA
7 10 (0.53%) ITGC
8 9 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.26%) NCSC
11 3 (0.16%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.11%) ISO 31000
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.11%) PMO
12 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.053%) GRC
System Software
1 366 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 194 (10.23%) Hyper-V
3 109 (5.75%) vSphere
4 61 (3.22%) VMware ESXi
5 58 (3.06%) XenApp
6 55 (2.90%) Docker
7 54 (2.85%) Virtual Desktop
8 44 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
9 39 (2.06%) XenDesktop
10 23 (1.21%) BitLocker
11 19 (1.00%) Terminal Services
12 18 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.53%) iptables
14 8 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.42%) VMware NSX
15 7 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
15 7 (0.37%) KVM
15 7 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 7 (0.37%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.26%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 264 (13.92%) SCCM
2 250 (13.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 80 (4.22%) Terraform
4 77 (4.06%) Single Sign-On
5 75 (3.96%) Puppet
6 67 (3.53%) SCOM
7 59 (3.11%) Kubernetes
8 55 (2.90%) Ansible
9 54 (2.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 43 (2.27%) Jamf Pro
11 42 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
12 24 (1.27%) Grafana
13 23 (1.21%) Prometheus
14 22 (1.16%) NetBackup
14 22 (1.16%) vCenter Server
15 18 (0.95%) Backup Exec
15 18 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
16 14 (0.74%) WSUS
17 13 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
17 13 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1,119 (59.02%) Microsoft
2 543 (28.64%) VMware
3 291 (15.35%) Citrix
4 231 (12.18%) Cisco
5 123 (6.49%) Apple
6 103 (5.43%) ServiceNow
7 102 (5.38%) HP
8 73 (3.85%) Dell
9 69 (3.64%) Google
10 57 (3.01%) Palo Alto
11 49 (2.58%) Red Hat
12 48 (2.53%) Veeam
13 46 (2.43%) iManage
13 46 (2.43%) Okta
14 45 (2.37%) Oracle
14 45 (2.37%) SonicWALL
15 43 (2.27%) SolarWinds
16 42 (2.22%) SAP
17 41 (2.16%) CyberArk
18 40 (2.11%) Atlassian