Period
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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 28 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > London
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 112 75 45
Rank change year-on-year -37 -30 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 2,616 1,725 1,914
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.47% 4.21% 5.80%
As % of the System Software category 18.90% 21.03% 31.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,044 1,527 1,707
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,900 £27,500
25th Percentile £33,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.04% +8.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,175 £85,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 13,840 8,204 6,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.37% 20.05% 18.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5,881 5,458 5,136
10th Percentile £34,000 £40,000 £36,000
25th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £48,731
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.70% +8.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £108,750 £100,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

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 28 June 2022.

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 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -1 452 £45,250 -17.73% 82
West London -44 93 £36,500 -18.89% 33
South London -9 90 £32,500 -20.25% 13
North London -2 45 £22,000 -40.64% 7
East London -42 38 £30,000 -14.29% 33
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, 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 1,899 (72.59%) Windows
2 1,541 (58.91%) Microsoft 365
3 1,501 (57.38%) Microsoft
4 1,309 (50.04%) Azure
5 829 (31.69%) Social Skills
6 763 (29.17%) Windows Server
7 705 (26.95%) ITIL
8 698 (26.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 694 (26.53%) Windows 10
10 662 (25.31%) VMware
10 662 (25.31%) PowerShell
11 578 (22.09%) Finance
12 550 (21.02%) DNS
13 488 (18.65%) SCCM
14 482 (18.43%) Microsoft Office
15 452 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
16 440 (16.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 418 (15.98%) Citrix
18 410 (15.67%) Firewall
19 405 (15.48%) Microsoft Intune
20 387 (14.79%) DHCP
21 381 (14.56%) SharePoint
22 346 (13.23%) AWS
22 346 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
23 325 (12.42%) SQL Server
24 318 (12.16%) Linux
25 317 (12.12%) Cisco
26 314 (12.00%) SQL
27 296 (11.31%) MS Exchange
28 294 (11.24%) TCP/IP

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
1 381 (14.56%) SharePoint
2 296 (11.31%) MS Exchange
3 189 (7.22%) IIS
4 33 (1.26%) Confluence
5 31 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (0.92%) Apache
7 24 (0.92%) Skype for Business
8 23 (0.88%) IBM Notes
9 18 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 17 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (0.34%) WordPress
13 5 (0.19%) CMS
13 5 (0.19%) JBoss
13 5 (0.19%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.15%) WinCC
15 2 (0.076%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.076%) LiveCycle
15 2 (0.076%) nginx
Applications
1 482 (18.43%) Microsoft Office
2 99 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 15 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.31%) Adobe Premiere
8 8 (0.31%) Chatbot
8 8 (0.31%) InCopy
8 8 (0.31%) InDesign
9 7 (0.27%) EngageOne
10 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (0.15%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.15%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.11%) Revit
12 3 (0.11%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 30 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.92%) Fidessa
2 24 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 15 (0.57%) Sage 200
4 11 (0.42%) Line 50
5 7 (0.27%) MetaTrader
6 6 (0.23%) Elite 3E
7 5 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.15%) BambooHR
8 4 (0.15%) Eikon
9 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.076%) Cerner Millennium
10 2 (0.076%) Magento
10 2 (0.076%) Relativity
11 1 (0.038%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.038%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.038%) Sage X3
11 1 (0.038%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1,541 (58.91%) Microsoft 365
2 1,309 (50.04%) Azure
3 698 (26.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 346 (13.23%) AWS
5 230 (8.79%) SaaS
6 225 (8.60%) PaaS
7 220 (8.41%) IaaS
8 120 (4.59%) OneDrive
9 105 (4.01%) Mimecast
10 91 (3.48%) Power Platform
11 74 (2.83%) GCP
12 71 (2.71%) Azure DevOps
13 67 (2.56%) Google Workspace
14 53 (2.03%) Azure Sentinel
15 51 (1.95%) Azure Monitor
16 43 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
17 37 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
18 32 (1.22%) Amazon S3
19 31 (1.19%) Serverless
20 30 (1.15%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 550 (21.02%) DNS
2 410 (15.67%) Firewall
3 387 (14.79%) DHCP
4 294 (11.24%) TCP/IP
5 282 (10.78%) WAN
6 259 (9.90%) VPN
7 257 (9.82%) LAN
8 115 (4.40%) SAN
9 113 (4.32%) VoIP
10 104 (3.98%) Wireless
11 102 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
12 101 (3.86%) Network Security
13 66 (2.52%) VLAN
14 63 (2.41%) Internet
15 55 (2.10%) NAS
16 54 (2.06%) SD-WAN
17 50 (1.91%) SSL
18 49 (1.87%) Cisco IOS
19 46 (1.76%) WebEx
20 40 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 63 (2.41%) Power BI
3 42 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (1.49%) MySQL
5 36 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (1.03%) Big Data
7 25 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
9 22 (0.84%) Relational Database
10 20 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
11 14 (0.54%) OLAP
12 13 (0.50%) Data Lake
12 13 (0.50%) Redis
12 13 (0.50%) UniData
13 12 (0.46%) MS Access
14 11 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (0.34%) Power Query
15 9 (0.34%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 85 (3.25%) JIRA
2 76 (2.91%) Git (software)
3 48 (1.83%) TeamCity
4 40 (1.53%) Jenkins
5 29 (1.11%) NUnit
6 28 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
7 24 (0.92%) Bitbucket Server
7 24 (0.92%) Cucumber
7 24 (0.92%) SpecFlow
8 22 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 19 (0.73%) Bitbucket
10 14 (0.54%) MSI
11 12 (0.46%) Burp Suite
12 11 (0.42%) Chocolatey
13 7 (0.27%) GitLab
13 7 (0.27%) JUnit
13 7 (0.27%) Mercurial
14 4 (0.15%) CircleCI
14 4 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.15%) Travis CI
General
1 829 (31.69%) Social Skills
2 578 (22.09%) Finance
3 202 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
4 155 (5.93%) Legal
5 140 (5.35%) Law
6 130 (4.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 127 (4.85%) Banking
8 74 (2.83%) Telecoms
9 69 (2.64%) Public Sector
10 60 (2.29%) Retail
11 53 (2.03%) Marketing
12 50 (1.91%) Organisational Skills
13 47 (1.80%) Presentation Skills
14 40 (1.53%) Advertising
15 39 (1.49%) Documentation Skills
16 33 (1.26%) Games
16 33 (1.26%) Investment Banking
17 32 (1.22%) Financial Institution
18 29 (1.11%) Publishing
19 26 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 626 (23.93%) Analyst
2 412 (15.75%) Support Engineer
3 377 (14.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 334 (12.77%) Support Analyst
5 313 (11.96%) IT Support
6 268 (10.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 259 (9.90%) Desktop Support
8 204 (7.80%) IT Engineer
9 185 (7.07%) IT Analyst
10 173 (6.61%) Service Analyst
11 141 (5.39%) Desktop Engineer
12 139 (5.31%) Service Desk Analyst
13 135 (5.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 131 (5.01%) IT Support Engineer
15 127 (4.85%) IT Support Analyst
16 119 (4.55%) Architect
16 119 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 113 (4.32%) Cloud Engineer
18 111 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
19 110 (4.20%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (2.64%) .NET
2 47 (1.80%) ARM Templates
3 44 (1.68%) SAML
4 36 (1.38%) LDAP
5 33 (1.26%) JSON
6 32 (1.22%) XML
7 31 (1.19%) REST
8 29 (1.11%) ASP.NET
9 24 (0.92%) Gherkin
9 24 (0.92%) OAuth
10 23 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 21 (0.80%) OAuth2
12 18 (0.69%) CSS
12 18 (0.69%) OpenID
13 17 (0.65%) HTML
14 16 (0.61%) Web Services
15 13 (0.50%) .NET Framework
15 13 (0.50%) Keycloak
16 12 (0.46%) React
16 12 (0.46%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 157 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 135 (5.16%) Management Information System
2 135 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
3 96 (3.67%) Public Cloud
4 82 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 68 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 63 (2.41%) Hedge funds
7 61 (2.33%) User Experience
8 53 (2.03%) iPhone
9 52 (1.99%) Cloud Native
9 52 (1.99%) Clustering
10 51 (1.95%) Blackberry
11 46 (1.76%) Smartphone
12 45 (1.72%) PKI
13 44 (1.68%) Replication
14 33 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
15 32 (1.22%) Mobile App
15 32 (1.22%) Virtual Team
16 30 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
17 29 (1.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,899 (72.59%) Windows
2 763 (29.17%) Windows Server
3 694 (26.53%) Windows 10
4 318 (12.16%) Linux
5 205 (7.84%) Windows Server 2016
6 177 (6.77%) Mac OS
6 177 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 132 (5.05%) Windows Server 2019
8 131 (5.01%) Android
9 118 (4.51%) Windows 7
10 109 (4.17%) Apple iOS
11 64 (2.45%) Mac OS X
12 58 (2.22%) Unix
13 46 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 34 (1.30%) Ubuntu
15 29 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 23 (0.88%) CentOS
17 21 (0.80%) Windows 8
18 15 (0.57%) VMS
19 12 (0.46%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 705 (26.95%) ITIL
2 440 (16.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 346 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
4 241 (9.21%) Agile
5 226 (8.64%) Change Management
6 217 (8.30%) DevOps
7 203 (7.76%) Service Delivery
8 197 (7.53%) Service Management
9 189 (7.22%) Cybersecurity
10 184 (7.03%) Incident Management
10 184 (7.03%) ITSM
11 177 (6.77%) Migration
12 170 (6.50%) Mentoring
13 149 (5.70%) Asset Management
14 146 (5.58%) Problem Management
15 132 (5.05%) Information Security
16 131 (5.01%) Project Management
17 130 (4.97%) Mobile Device Management
18 128 (4.89%) Computer Science
19 127 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 662 (25.31%) PowerShell
2 314 (12.00%) SQL
3 173 (6.61%) Python
4 124 (4.74%) Bash
5 81 (3.10%) C#
6 44 (1.68%) JavaScript
7 42 (1.61%) Java
8 37 (1.41%) C
9 32 (1.22%) VBScript
10 18 (0.69%) T-SQL
11 17 (0.65%) TypeScript
12 15 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 15 (0.57%) VBA
13 11 (0.42%) VB.NET
14 10 (0.38%) Go
15 9 (0.34%) Perl
16 6 (0.23%) C++
17 5 (0.19%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.19%) PHP
18 4 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 270 (10.32%) Degree
2 189 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 85 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (3.02%) Security Cleared
5 71 (2.71%) CCNA
6 65 (2.48%) MCSE
7 62 (2.37%) CISSP
8 49 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
9 42 (1.61%) MCSA
10 39 (1.49%) SC Cleared
11 33 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
11 33 (1.26%) MCITP
12 29 (1.11%) MCP
13 27 (1.03%) CISM
14 26 (0.99%) CCNP
15 25 (0.96%) A+ Certification
16 22 (0.84%) MCDST
17 20 (0.76%) CEH
18 19 (0.73%) Network+ Certification
19 18 (0.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (7.91%) SLA
2 112 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (2.06%) GDPR
4 34 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 23 (0.88%) NIST
6 19 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 18 (0.69%) QA
8 17 (0.65%) PCI DSS
9 13 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.34%) SOC 2
11 7 (0.27%) HIPAA
12 6 (0.23%) GRC
12 6 (0.23%) NCSC
13 5 (0.19%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.19%) SOC 1
14 4 (0.15%) IEC 61131
15 3 (0.11%) COBIT
15 3 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
15 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 2 (0.076%) HL7
System Software
1 452 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 177 (6.77%) Hyper-V
3 113 (4.32%) vSphere
4 91 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
5 78 (2.98%) Virtual Desktop
6 66 (2.52%) XenApp
7 59 (2.26%) Docker
8 57 (2.18%) Virtual Servers
9 44 (1.68%) BitLocker
10 37 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
11 36 (1.38%) XenDesktop
12 17 (0.65%) VMware NSX
13 16 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.42%) DFS Replication
14 11 (0.42%) Firmware
14 11 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (0.38%) Snort
16 9 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 9 (0.34%) Terminal Services
17 7 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 488 (18.65%) SCCM
2 405 (15.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 119 (4.55%) Jamf Pro
4 105 (4.01%) Single Sign-On
4 105 (4.01%) Terraform
5 90 (3.44%) Ansible
6 82 (3.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 71 (2.71%) Kubernetes
8 59 (2.26%) WSUS
9 53 (2.03%) Puppet
10 44 (1.68%) SCOM
11 32 (1.22%) Backup Exec
12 29 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
13 28 (1.07%) SCSM
14 24 (0.92%) FortiGate
15 21 (0.80%) vCenter Server
16 20 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
17 19 (0.73%) CASB
17 19 (0.73%) ServiceCenter
18 17 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 1,501 (57.38%) Microsoft
2 662 (25.31%) VMware
3 418 (15.98%) Citrix
4 317 (12.12%) Cisco
5 190 (7.26%) Apple
6 153 (5.85%) HP
7 112 (4.28%) ServiceNow
8 106 (4.05%) Meraki
9 101 (3.86%) Veeam
10 95 (3.63%) Dell
11 81 (3.10%) Bloomberg
12 78 (2.98%) Google
13 60 (2.29%) Remedy
14 57 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
14 57 (2.18%) Splunk
15 50 (1.91%) Adobe
16 47 (1.80%) Sophos
17 38 (1.45%) Oracle
17 38 (1.45%) Zscaler
18 36 (1.38%) Reuters