Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > London
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 40 35
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,616 3,385 4,444
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.85% 5.97% 6.31%
As % of the System Software category 31.53% 34.45% 40.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,551 3,043 3,985
Median annual salary £53,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,400 £72,800
England median annual salary £43,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +14.67% - +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 5,125 9,826 10,853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.57% 17.34% 15.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4,379 8,171 9,038
Median annual salary £68,500 £63,500 £58,625
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.87% +8.32% +6.59%
10th Percentile £37,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.04% +8.89%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -10 354 £47,500 +11.76% 35
West London +11 119 £57,500 +43.75% 11
South London -9 84 £57,500 +49.35% 4
East London -3 27 £48,000 +17.07% 1
North London -13 13 £45,000 +57.89% 1
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 1,246 (77.10%) Windows
2 905 (56.00%) Microsoft
3 889 (55.01%) Office 365
4 727 (44.99%) Azure
5 665 (41.15%) Windows Server
6 574 (35.52%) VMware
7 474 (29.33%) Finance
7 474 (29.33%) PowerShell
8 417 (25.80%) Windows 10
9 375 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 368 (22.77%) Cisco
11 366 (22.65%) SCCM
12 354 (21.91%) DNS
13 348 (21.53%) Azure Active Directory
14 299 (18.50%) Firewall
15 297 (18.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 287 (17.76%) ITIL
17 285 (17.64%) AWS
18 282 (17.45%) Citrix
19 261 (16.15%) DHCP
20 259 (16.03%) Microsoft Office
21 255 (15.78%) SQL
22 242 (14.98%) MS Exchange
23 234 (14.48%) SQL Server
24 230 (14.23%) Windows Server 2012
25 221 (13.68%) SharePoint
25 221 (13.68%) Linux
26 217 (13.43%) Hyper-V
27 209 (12.93%) Windows Server 2016
28 180 (11.14%) 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
1 242 (14.98%) MS Exchange
2 221 (13.68%) SharePoint
3 97 (6.00%) IIS
4 94 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 73 (4.52%) Confluence
6 65 (4.02%) Skype for Business
7 40 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.25%) Apache
12 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.25%) SAS
13 3 (0.19%) CMS
14 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.12%) Drupal
14 2 (0.12%) IBM HTTP Server
14 2 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 259 (16.03%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.062%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.062%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.062%) InDesign
6 1 (0.062%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.062%) LightWave 3D
6 1 (0.062%) MODO
6 1 (0.062%) Revit
6 1 (0.062%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 9 (0.56%) Sentinel
2 8 (0.50%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.50%) R3 Corda
3 7 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.31%) iTrent
5 4 (0.25%) FastStats
5 4 (0.25%) Unica
6 3 (0.19%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.12%) Eikon
7 2 (0.12%) Maximo
7 2 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.12%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.12%) Shopify
7 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.062%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 889 (55.01%) Office 365
2 727 (44.99%) Azure
3 348 (21.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 285 (17.64%) AWS
5 130 (8.04%) IaaS
6 112 (6.93%) PaaS
7 80 (4.95%) SaaS
8 63 (3.90%) Mimecast
9 51 (3.16%) OneDrive
10 31 (1.92%) Serverless
11 30 (1.86%) G Suite
11 30 (1.86%) Power Platform
12 26 (1.61%) Azure Functions
12 26 (1.61%) Slack
13 23 (1.42%) GCP
14 20 (1.24%) Route 53
14 20 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 16 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
15 16 (0.99%) PowerApps
16 15 (0.93%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 354 (21.91%) DNS
2 299 (18.50%) Firewall
3 261 (16.15%) DHCP
4 180 (11.14%) TCP/IP
5 158 (9.78%) LAN
6 136 (8.42%) VPN
7 125 (7.74%) WAN
8 94 (5.82%) SAN
9 90 (5.57%) Skype
10 89 (5.51%) Wireless
11 80 (4.95%) VoIP
11 80 (4.95%) Wi-Fi
12 76 (4.70%) Internet
13 70 (4.33%) Network Security
14 38 (2.35%) NetScaler
15 35 (2.17%) VLAN
16 31 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
17 30 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
18 29 (1.79%) IPsec
18 29 (1.79%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
3 29 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 29 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
5 22 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (0.87%) Power BI
7 13 (0.80%) MySQL
8 12 (0.74%) Oracle Database
9 10 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
10 9 (0.56%) Redis
11 8 (0.50%) Data Lake
11 8 (0.50%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.43%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.37%) Big Data
13 6 (0.37%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 106 (6.56%) JIRA
2 28 (1.73%) Git (software)
3 21 (1.30%) Jenkins
4 12 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (0.68%) MSI
5 11 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (0.62%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.56%) IntelliJ
8 8 (0.50%) Artifactory
8 8 (0.50%) Gerrit
9 6 (0.37%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.31%) GitLab
11 4 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.19%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.19%) CircleCI
12 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.12%) FishEye
13 2 (0.12%) Selenium
13 2 (0.12%) SonarQube
13 2 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 474 (29.33%) Finance
2 98 (6.06%) Banking
3 72 (4.46%) Telecoms
4 68 (4.21%) Law
5 52 (3.22%) Legal
6 46 (2.85%) Public Sector
7 37 (2.29%) Marketing
8 36 (2.23%) Retail
9 26 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 25 (1.55%) Electronics
11 19 (1.18%) Advertising
12 17 (1.05%) Local Government
13 12 (0.74%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.62%) Back Office
16 9 (0.56%) Publishing
17 7 (0.43%) Front Office
17 7 (0.43%) Military
18 6 (0.37%) Games
19 5 (0.31%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 256 (15.84%) Analyst
2 242 (14.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 188 (11.63%) Support Engineer
4 149 (9.22%) IT Engineer
5 128 (7.92%) Support Analyst
6 116 (7.18%) IT Support
7 97 (6.00%) Consultant
8 96 (5.94%) Administrator
9 91 (5.63%) Desktop Support
10 83 (5.14%) Architect
11 80 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
12 73 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support
13 68 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
14 67 (4.15%) Windows Engineer
15 62 (3.84%) IT Support Engineer
16 58 (3.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 57 (3.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 56 (3.47%) Azure Engineer
19 55 (3.40%) Security Engineer
20 54 (3.34%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (4.95%) .NET
2 56 (3.47%) Web Services
3 34 (2.10%) LDAP
4 24 (1.49%) HTML
5 23 (1.42%) OAuth
6 21 (1.30%) CSS
7 13 (0.80%) XML
8 11 (0.68%) .NET Core
9 10 (0.62%) .NET Framework
9 10 (0.62%) AngularJS
9 10 (0.62%) HTML5
9 10 (0.62%) YAML
10 9 (0.56%) Entity Framework
10 9 (0.56%) SAML
10 9 (0.56%) Spring Boot
10 9 (0.56%) XMPP
11 8 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
11 8 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
11 8 (0.50%) Flash
11 8 (0.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 140 (8.66%) Data Centre
2 72 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 65 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (2.41%) Clustering
5 36 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (2.23%) User Experience
6 29 (1.79%) iPhone
7 26 (1.61%) Hedge funds
7 26 (1.61%) Replication
8 25 (1.55%) Public Cloud
9 24 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
10 23 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
11 19 (1.18%) Private Cloud
12 18 (1.11%) PKI
13 15 (0.93%) Cloud Native
13 15 (0.93%) EMC VNX
14 14 (0.87%) Smartphone
15 13 (0.80%) Fat Client
15 13 (0.80%) NHS
15 13 (0.80%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,246 (77.10%) Windows
2 665 (41.15%) Windows Server
3 417 (25.80%) Windows 10
4 230 (14.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 221 (13.68%) Linux
6 209 (12.93%) Windows Server 2016
7 141 (8.73%) Windows 7
8 128 (7.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 55 (3.40%) Windows Server 2019
10 49 (3.03%) Unix
11 42 (2.60%) CentOS
12 41 (2.54%) Android
12 41 (2.54%) Mac OS X
13 33 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (1.79%) Mac OS
15 27 (1.67%) Apple iOS
16 24 (1.49%) Ubuntu
17 19 (1.18%) Windows 8
17 19 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
18 18 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (18.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 287 (17.76%) ITIL
3 152 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
4 128 (7.92%) DevOps
4 128 (7.92%) Migration
5 111 (6.87%) Information Security
6 94 (5.82%) Cybersecurity
7 92 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
8 82 (5.07%) Fintech
9 81 (5.01%) Project Management
10 79 (4.89%) Configuration Management
11 75 (4.64%) Disaster Recovery
12 68 (4.21%) Project Delivery
13 63 (3.90%) Incident Management
13 63 (3.90%) Technical Leadership
14 62 (3.84%) Identity Management
15 61 (3.77%) Security Operations
16 58 (3.59%) SIEM
17 56 (3.47%) Change Management
18 54 (3.34%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 474 (29.33%) PowerShell
2 255 (15.78%) SQL
3 99 (6.13%) Python
4 43 (2.66%) Bash Shell
5 39 (2.41%) VB.NET
6 34 (2.10%) VBScript
7 30 (1.86%) C#
8 27 (1.67%) Shell Script
9 22 (1.36%) JavaScript
10 21 (1.30%) Java
11 20 (1.24%) Perl
12 13 (0.80%) C
13 10 (0.62%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.56%) Kotlin
14 9 (0.56%) Ruby
14 9 (0.56%) VBA
15 8 (0.50%) Groovy
15 8 (0.50%) R
16 4 (0.25%) Ada
16 4 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 163 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 105 (6.50%) Degree
3 104 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (4.02%) MCSE
5 59 (3.65%) CCNA
6 54 (3.34%) ITIL Certification
6 54 (3.34%) MCSA
7 48 (2.97%) CISSP
8 43 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 34 (2.10%) MCP
10 31 (1.92%) CCNP
11 29 (1.79%) SANS
12 27 (1.67%) CISM
13 22 (1.36%) CISA
14 19 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
15 17 (1.05%) MCITP
16 14 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 12 (0.74%) CCSP
18 11 (0.68%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (6.44%) SLA
2 44 (2.72%) GDPR
2 44 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.49%) QA
4 12 (0.74%) NIST
5 5 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.19%) COBIT
6 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.062%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.062%) PMO
System Software
1 375 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 217 (13.43%) Hyper-V
3 111 (6.87%) XenApp
4 107 (6.62%) vSphere
5 91 (5.63%) XenDesktop
6 83 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (1.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 24 (1.49%) Docker
9 23 (1.42%) Terminal Server
9 23 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 23 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
10 21 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
10 21 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 20 (1.24%) ISA Server
12 10 (0.62%) Firmware
13 9 (0.56%) NFS
14 8 (0.50%) BitLocker
15 7 (0.43%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.31%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 366 (22.65%) SCCM
2 177 (10.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 104 (6.44%) Ansible
4 63 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (3.71%) SCOM
6 57 (3.53%) Puppet
7 55 (3.40%) WSUS
8 51 (3.16%) Single Sign-On
9 45 (2.78%) Terraform
10 33 (2.04%) vCenter Server
11 32 (1.98%) SCVMM
12 28 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
13 22 (1.36%) Kubernetes
14 20 (1.24%) QRadar
15 19 (1.18%) PowerCLI
16 16 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 15 (0.93%) Backup Exec
17 15 (0.93%) Jamf Pro
18 13 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
18 13 (0.80%) Nagios
Vendors
1 905 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 574 (35.52%) VMware
3 368 (22.77%) Cisco
4 282 (17.45%) Citrix
5 115 (7.12%) HP
6 88 (5.45%) Oracle
7 76 (4.70%) Dell
8 62 (3.84%) Palo Alto
9 57 (3.53%) Meraki
10 55 (3.40%) Red Hat
11 52 (3.22%) CheckPoint
12 51 (3.16%) Bloomberg
13 50 (3.09%) EMC
14 48 (2.97%) Apple
15 45 (2.78%) IBM
16 39 (2.41%) SolarWinds
17 37 (2.29%) CyberArk
18 36 (2.23%) Sophos
19 35 (2.17%) Google
20 34 (2.10%) Splunk