Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > London
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 42 37
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 4,240 4,564 4,797
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 6.16% 6.09% 6.17%
As % of the System Software category 39.85% 46.04% 49.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3,708 3,978 4,160
London median annual salary £43,000 £44,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -

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 10,639 9,913 9,695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 15.46% 13.24% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 8,949 8,424 8,452
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £90,650 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018. 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 -7 1,010 £42,500 -5.56% 128
South London +7 246 £35,000 +16.67% 18
West London -2 245 £35,000 -12.50% 60
East London -12 81 £27,500 -33.33% 33
North London -11 31 £47,500 +18.75% 7
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 3,439 (81.11%) Windows
2 2,396 (56.51%) Microsoft
3 1,776 (41.89%) Windows Server
4 1,717 (40.50%) Office 365
5 1,536 (36.23%) VMware
6 1,104 (26.04%) Microsoft Azure
7 1,047 (24.69%) MS Exchange
8 1,027 (24.22%) Finance
9 1,009 (23.80%) DNS
10 983 (23.18%) ITIL
11 974 (22.97%) Microsoft Office
12 925 (21.82%) Windows 10
13 919 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 910 (21.46%) Windows 7
15 894 (21.08%) Citrix
16 875 (20.64%) PowerShell
17 809 (19.08%) Firewall
18 791 (18.66%) DHCP
19 779 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
20 776 (18.30%) Windows Server 2008
21 721 (17.00%) SCCM
22 704 (16.60%) Linux
23 701 (16.53%) SQL
24 689 (16.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 596 (14.06%) TCP/IP
26 583 (13.75%) Hyper-V
27 557 (13.14%) Amazon AWS
28 542 (12.78%) Cisco
29 527 (12.43%) SQL Server
30 501 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification

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 1,047 (24.69%) MS Exchange
2 408 (9.62%) SharePoint
3 360 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 269 (6.34%) IIS
4 269 (6.34%) Skype for Business
5 246 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 98 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 91 (2.15%) Confluence
8 81 (1.91%) Apache
9 68 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 55 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 55 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 44 (1.04%) Tomcat
12 27 (0.64%) IBM Notes
13 25 (0.59%) CMS
14 24 (0.57%) OpenStack
15 21 (0.50%) JBoss
16 20 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
17 19 (0.45%) GlassFish
17 19 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 974 (22.97%) Microsoft Office
2 87 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.24%) Acrobat
6 10 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.071%) Maya
8 3 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.047%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.024%) NUKE
10 1 (0.024%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.024%) Revit
10 1 (0.024%) SketchUp
10 1 (0.024%) Stata
Business Applications
1 35 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 31 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.42%) Concordance
3 18 (0.42%) Relativity
4 14 (0.33%) Scribe Insight
5 12 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.26%) Elite 3E
7 10 (0.24%) Infor SunSystems
7 10 (0.24%) ReMetrica
8 9 (0.21%) Eikon
8 9 (0.21%) Orchard Housing
9 8 (0.19%) Visualfiles
10 4 (0.094%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.071%) Ringtail
12 2 (0.047%) Maximo
12 2 (0.047%) Misys Opics
12 2 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
12 2 (0.047%) SAP Business One
12 2 (0.047%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,717 (40.50%) Office 365
2 1,104 (26.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 557 (13.14%) Amazon AWS
4 238 (5.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 158 (3.73%) IaaS
6 121 (2.85%) Mimecast
7 118 (2.78%) PaaS
8 103 (2.43%) SaaS
9 73 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
10 65 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 58 (1.37%) Amazon S3
12 55 (1.30%) OneDrive
13 53 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
14 49 (1.16%) G Suite
15 42 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 41 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
16 41 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
17 38 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 29 (0.68%) Slack
19 19 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1,009 (23.80%) DNS
2 809 (19.08%) Firewall
3 791 (18.66%) DHCP
4 596 (14.06%) TCP/IP
5 469 (11.06%) SAN
6 447 (10.54%) LAN
7 428 (10.09%) VPN
8 409 (9.65%) WAN
9 250 (5.90%) Skype
10 169 (3.99%) VLAN
11 156 (3.68%) Internet
12 154 (3.63%) VoIP
13 152 (3.58%) NAS
14 134 (3.16%) Wireless
15 124 (2.92%) Network Security
16 111 (2.62%) Remote Desktop
17 94 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
18 77 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
19 66 (1.56%) Unified Communications
20 63 (1.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 527 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 78 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (1.58%) Relational Database
4 65 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
5 56 (1.32%) MySQL
6 55 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 51 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
8 41 (0.97%) Big Data
8 41 (0.97%) RDBMS
9 40 (0.94%) Oracle Database
10 39 (0.92%) Hadoop
10 39 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
11 33 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
12 31 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 26 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
13 26 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
14 20 (0.47%) NoSQL
15 19 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
16 17 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (0.40%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 156 (3.68%) Git (software)
1 156 (3.68%) JIRA
2 145 (3.42%) Jenkins
3 113 (2.67%) TeamCity
4 76 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
5 59 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 56 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 50 (1.18%) Visual Studio
8 38 (0.90%) NUnit
9 37 (0.87%) Cucumber
9 37 (0.87%) SpecFlow
10 32 (0.75%) MSI
11 24 (0.57%) JUnit
12 20 (0.47%) MSBuild
13 19 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
14 18 (0.42%) Subversion
15 15 (0.35%) InstallShield
16 12 (0.28%) CruiseControl
17 11 (0.26%) Fiddler
18 10 (0.24%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,027 (24.22%) Finance
2 281 (6.63%) Banking
3 239 (5.64%) Law
4 214 (5.05%) Legal
5 126 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 109 (2.57%) Retail
7 97 (2.29%) Advertising
7 97 (2.29%) Investment Banking
8 69 (1.63%) Games
9 64 (1.51%) Marketing
10 37 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 29 (0.68%) Back Office
12 21 (0.50%) French Language
13 18 (0.42%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.42%) Publishing
14 15 (0.35%) Billing
15 14 (0.33%) German Language
16 11 (0.26%) Front Office
17 8 (0.19%) Local Government
18 5 (0.12%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 883 (20.83%) Analyst
2 689 (16.25%) Support Engineer
3 565 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 462 (10.90%) Support Analyst
5 459 (10.83%) IT Support
6 380 (8.96%) Desktop Support
7 330 (7.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 284 (6.70%) IT Engineer
9 264 (6.23%) Service Analyst
10 250 (5.90%) Administrator
11 236 (5.57%) Service Desk Analyst
12 224 (5.28%) IT Analyst
13 223 (5.26%) Architect
14 218 (5.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 204 (4.81%) Windows Engineer
16 194 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
17 166 (3.92%) IT Support Engineer
18 165 (3.89%) Systems Administrator
19 162 (3.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 162 (3.82%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (5.26%) Web Services
2 179 (4.22%) .NET
3 128 (3.02%) LDAP
4 96 (2.26%) XML
5 75 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
6 72 (1.70%) HTML
7 64 (1.51%) REST
8 61 (1.44%) ASP.NET
9 54 (1.27%) JSON
10 48 (1.13%) CSS
10 48 (1.13%) Software Packaging
11 46 (1.08%) .NET Framework
12 37 (0.87%) Gherkin
13 36 (0.85%) SAML
14 30 (0.71%) 802.1X
15 25 (0.59%) WCF
16 23 (0.54%) jQuery
17 22 (0.52%) Entity Framework
17 22 (0.52%) OAuth
18 19 (0.45%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 283 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 282 (6.65%) Data Centre
3 168 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
4 141 (3.33%) Clustering
5 135 (3.18%) Blackberry
6 132 (3.11%) Computer Science
7 125 (2.95%) Hedge funds
7 125 (2.95%) Video Conferencing
8 123 (2.90%) Management Information System
9 109 (2.57%) Fintech
10 98 (2.31%) iPhone
11 97 (2.29%) PKI
12 90 (2.12%) Public Cloud
13 74 (1.75%) iPad
14 63 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
14 63 (1.49%) Replication
14 63 (1.49%) User Experience
15 59 (1.39%) Private Cloud
16 58 (1.37%) Smartphone
17 54 (1.27%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3,439 (81.11%) Windows
2 1,776 (41.89%) Windows Server
3 925 (21.82%) Windows 10
4 910 (21.46%) Windows 7
5 779 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 776 (18.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 704 (16.60%) Linux
8 247 (5.83%) Mac OS X
9 187 (4.41%) Windows 8
10 171 (4.03%) Unix
11 153 (3.61%) Apple iOS
12 151 (3.56%) Android
13 136 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 135 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 122 (2.88%) Mac OS
16 74 (1.75%) Windows XP
17 41 (0.97%) Solaris
18 40 (0.94%) CentOS
19 32 (0.75%) Ubuntu
20 26 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 983 (23.18%) ITIL
2 689 (16.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 501 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
4 308 (7.26%) Migration
5 302 (7.12%) DevOps
6 301 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
7 261 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
8 236 (5.57%) Project Management
9 208 (4.91%) Service Management
10 175 (4.13%) Information Security
11 162 (3.82%) Patch Management
12 147 (3.47%) Mentoring
13 145 (3.42%) Time Management
14 142 (3.35%) ITSM
15 141 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
16 137 (3.23%) Service Delivery
17 135 (3.18%) Asset Management
18 132 (3.11%) Cybersecurity
19 126 (2.97%) High Availability
20 122 (2.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 875 (20.64%) PowerShell
2 701 (16.53%) SQL
3 149 (3.51%) Python
4 148 (3.49%) C#
5 141 (3.33%) Java
6 92 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 84 (1.98%) Perl
8 80 (1.89%) JavaScript
9 66 (1.56%) C
10 60 (1.42%) VBScript
11 54 (1.27%) Shell Script
12 50 (1.18%) T-SQL
13 49 (1.16%) VB
14 38 (0.90%) Ruby
15 28 (0.66%) PHP
16 26 (0.61%) C++
17 14 (0.33%) Korn
18 12 (0.28%) VBA
19 10 (0.24%) VB.NET
20 8 (0.19%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 501 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 373 (8.80%) Degree
3 338 (7.97%) MCSE
4 171 (4.03%) MCSA
5 167 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
6 146 (3.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 129 (3.04%) MCP
8 118 (2.78%) CCNA
9 87 (2.05%) MCITP
10 83 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 82 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
12 72 (1.70%) DBS Check
13 55 (1.30%) MCTS
14 53 (1.25%) CISSP
15 51 (1.20%) CCNP
16 39 (0.92%) MCDST
17 37 (0.87%) CCIE
17 37 (0.87%) Security Cleared
18 35 (0.83%) CompTIA Security+
19 34 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (6.11%) SLA
2 75 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 44 (1.04%) GDPR
5 34 (0.80%) PMO
6 32 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 28 (0.66%) QA
8 9 (0.21%) COBIT
9 6 (0.14%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.071%) DICOM
10 3 (0.071%) HL7
10 3 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.071%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.047%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.047%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.024%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.024%) HIPAA
System Software
1 919 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 583 (13.75%) Hyper-V
3 286 (6.75%) XenApp
4 235 (5.54%) vSphere
5 188 (4.43%) VMware ESXi
6 165 (3.89%) XenDesktop
7 112 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
8 83 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 67 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
10 62 (1.46%) XenServer
11 60 (1.42%) Docker
12 48 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 43 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
14 37 (0.87%) Terminal Services
15 34 (0.80%) BitLocker
16 30 (0.71%) DFS Replication
17 25 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 23 (0.54%) Firmware
19 22 (0.52%) Terminal Server
20 17 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 721 (17.00%) SCCM
2 187 (4.41%) SCOM
3 135 (3.18%) Ansible
4 124 (2.92%) Puppet
5 118 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
6 108 (2.55%) WSUS
7 106 (2.50%) Backup Exec
8 87 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
8 87 (2.05%) Single Sign-On
9 74 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
10 53 (1.25%) AirWatch
11 44 (1.04%) Nagios
11 44 (1.04%) Terraform
12 36 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
13 34 (0.80%) Jamf Pro
13 34 (0.80%) vCenter Server
14 30 (0.71%) ZABBIX
15 29 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
15 29 (0.68%) SCOrch
16 26 (0.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 2,396 (56.51%) Microsoft
2 1,536 (36.23%) VMware
3 894 (21.08%) Citrix
4 542 (12.78%) Cisco
5 350 (8.25%) Apple
6 244 (5.75%) HP
7 158 (3.73%) Veeam
8 157 (3.70%) Google
9 155 (3.66%) Red Hat
10 151 (3.56%) NetApp
11 139 (3.28%) Oracle
12 119 (2.81%) Dell
13 113 (2.67%) EMC
14 103 (2.43%) Ivanti
15 100 (2.36%) ServiceNow
16 96 (2.26%) Bloomberg
17 95 (2.24%) Adobe
18 91 (2.15%) Symantec
19 84 (1.98%) Reuters
20 75 (1.77%) Avaya