Period
to 7 March 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 7 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > London
6 months to
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 59 38 34
Rank change year-on-year -21 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,341 3,182 3,973
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.75% 6.37% 6.46%
As % of the System Software category 24.39% 36.37% 39.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,339 2,902 3,517
Median annual salary £55,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.91% -4.44% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £73,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +2.67%

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 5,499 8,750 9,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.48% 17.52% 16.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4,553 7,334 8,426
Median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%

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 7 March 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 7 March 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 -15 305 £55,000 +46.67% 44
West London +8 80 £49,000 +3.16% 31
South London -34 37 £44,000 +25.71% 3
East London -6 22 £30,000 -6.25% 10
North London +19 7 £27,500 -15.38% 3
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 7 March 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.

1 962 (71.74%) Windows
2 766 (57.12%) Microsoft
3 763 (56.90%) Azure
4 761 (56.75%) Microsoft 365
5 554 (41.31%) Windows Server
6 436 (32.51%) VMware
7 419 (31.25%) PowerShell
8 391 (29.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 328 (24.46%) Windows 10
10 290 (21.63%) Finance
11 260 (19.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 243 (18.12%) SCCM
13 241 (17.97%) DNS
14 239 (17.82%) ITIL
15 222 (16.55%) SQL
16 219 (16.33%) Firewall
17 212 (15.81%) SharePoint
18 209 (15.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 199 (14.84%) AWS
20 197 (14.69%) Citrix
21 193 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
22 192 (14.32%) Cisco
23 184 (13.72%) DHCP
23 184 (13.72%) Linux
24 176 (13.12%) Microsoft Intune
25 175 (13.05%) DevOps
26 173 (12.90%) MS Exchange
27 170 (12.68%) Microsoft Office
28 160 (11.93%) SQL Server
29 146 (10.89%) 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
1 212 (15.81%) SharePoint
2 173 (12.90%) MS Exchange
3 62 (4.62%) Skype for Business
4 56 (4.18%) IIS
5 35 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (2.39%) Confluence
7 31 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.75%) Apache
10 9 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.45%) Ethereum
12 5 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.30%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.22%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.15%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.15%) Site Server
Applications
1 170 (12.68%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.79%) AutoCAD
3 24 (1.79%) Revit
4 12 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.45%) Quorum
3 4 (0.30%) Eikon
4 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.22%) iTrent
4 3 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.15%) Relativity
5 2 (0.15%) Tradar
6 1 (0.075%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.075%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.075%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 763 (56.90%) Azure
2 761 (56.75%) Microsoft 365
3 391 (29.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 199 (14.84%) AWS
5 127 (9.47%) IaaS
6 106 (7.90%) PaaS
7 98 (7.31%) SaaS
8 69 (5.15%) Power Platform
9 53 (3.95%) OneDrive
10 51 (3.80%) Serverless
11 43 (3.21%) Mimecast
12 42 (3.13%) Azure Functions
13 32 (2.39%) GCP
14 24 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 20 (1.49%) Amazon S3
15 20 (1.49%) Apigee
15 20 (1.49%) G Suite
16 19 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
16 19 (1.42%) iPaaS
17 17 (1.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 241 (17.97%) DNS
2 219 (16.33%) Firewall
3 184 (13.72%) DHCP
4 140 (10.44%) TCP/IP
5 128 (9.55%) VPN
6 115 (8.58%) WAN
7 103 (7.68%) LAN
8 93 (6.94%) SAN
9 85 (6.34%) VoIP
10 62 (4.62%) Skype
11 60 (4.47%) Network Security
12 54 (4.03%) VLAN
13 49 (3.65%) Internet
14 41 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
15 37 (2.76%) Wireless
16 25 (1.86%) NetScaler
17 24 (1.79%) HTTP
18 23 (1.72%) MPLS
19 21 (1.57%) Unified Communications
20 20 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
3 41 (3.06%) Power BI
4 39 (2.91%) Azure SQL Database
5 31 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
6 25 (1.86%) Cosmos DB
7 16 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (0.89%) MongoDB
11 11 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
11 11 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (0.75%) Blockchain
12 10 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (0.60%) MySQL
15 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
16 6 (0.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 63 (4.70%) Git (software)
2 51 (3.80%) Jenkins
3 44 (3.28%) JIRA
4 19 (1.42%) IntelliJ
5 16 (1.19%) TeamCity
6 11 (0.82%) Artifactory
6 11 (0.82%) Gerrit
7 10 (0.75%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.67%) MSI
8 9 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.52%) GitLab
10 5 (0.37%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.30%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.30%) Cypress.io
11 4 (0.30%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.30%) JUnit
11 4 (0.30%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (0.30%) NUnit
11 4 (0.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 290 (21.63%) Finance
2 85 (6.34%) Banking
3 54 (4.03%) Law
4 40 (2.98%) Legal
5 36 (2.68%) Public Sector
6 32 (2.39%) Retail
7 30 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.64%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.42%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.12%) Marketing
11 12 (0.89%) Electronics
12 11 (0.82%) Advertising
13 9 (0.67%) Front Office
13 9 (0.67%) Mandarin Language
14 8 (0.60%) Games
15 7 (0.52%) International Banking
16 6 (0.45%) Digital Economy
16 6 (0.45%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.45%) Publishing
17 5 (0.37%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 221 (16.48%) Analyst
2 166 (12.38%) Support Engineer
3 160 (11.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 112 (8.35%) Support Analyst
5 108 (8.05%) IT Support
6 102 (7.61%) Architect
7 92 (6.86%) Azure Engineer
7 92 (6.86%) Consultant
8 69 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
9 67 (5.00%) IT Engineer
10 66 (4.92%) IT Analyst
11 61 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 61 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
12 55 (4.10%) Desktop Support
13 54 (4.03%) Developer
14 52 (3.88%) IT Support Analyst
15 51 (3.80%) Cloud Engineer
16 50 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
16 50 (3.73%) Service Analyst
17 48 (3.58%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (4.77%) Web Services
2 53 (3.95%) OAuth
3 49 (3.65%) .NET
4 25 (1.86%) SAML
5 24 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
6 21 (1.57%) .NET Core
6 21 (1.57%) AngularJS
6 21 (1.57%) XML
7 20 (1.49%) LDAP
8 19 (1.42%) jQuery
8 19 (1.42%) Spring Boot
8 19 (1.42%) Vue.js
9 18 (1.34%) React
9 18 (1.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 17 (1.27%) CSS
10 17 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
10 17 (1.27%) HTML
10 17 (1.27%) YAML
11 14 (1.04%) OpenID
12 9 (0.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 90 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (5.15%) Data Centre
2 69 (5.15%) Management Information System
3 45 (3.36%) Public Cloud
4 36 (2.68%) PKI
5 35 (2.61%) Clustering
6 34 (2.54%) Hedge funds
7 32 (2.39%) Replication
8 24 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
10 21 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
11 16 (1.19%) User Experience
12 15 (1.12%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.04%) iPhone
14 13 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.97%) Mobile App
15 12 (0.89%) Blackberry
16 11 (0.82%) iPad
16 11 (0.82%) Reinsurance
17 9 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 962 (71.74%) Windows
2 554 (41.31%) Windows Server
3 328 (24.46%) Windows 10
4 184 (13.72%) Linux
5 146 (10.89%) Windows Server 2016
6 144 (10.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 136 (10.14%) Windows 7
8 98 (7.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 80 (5.97%) Windows Server 2019
10 52 (3.88%) Mac OS
11 47 (3.50%) Android
12 41 (3.06%) Unix
13 27 (2.01%) Apple iOS
14 25 (1.86%) Mac OS X
15 23 (1.72%) CentOS
16 21 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 20 (1.49%) Windows 8
18 18 (1.34%) Ubuntu
19 14 (1.04%) VMS
20 12 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (17.82%) ITIL
2 209 (15.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 193 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
4 175 (13.05%) DevOps
5 133 (9.92%) Migration
6 123 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
7 91 (6.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 88 (6.56%) Cybersecurity
9 71 (5.29%) Service Delivery
10 70 (5.22%) Project Delivery
11 68 (5.07%) Infrastructure as Code
12 66 (4.92%) Information Security
13 64 (4.77%) Continuous Improvement
14 62 (4.62%) Identity Access Management
15 61 (4.55%) Mentoring
16 59 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
17 56 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
18 54 (4.03%) Configuration Management
19 53 (3.95%) SIEM
20 52 (3.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 419 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 222 (16.55%) SQL
3 89 (6.64%) Python
4 63 (4.70%) JavaScript
5 58 (4.33%) C#
6 51 (3.80%) Bash Shell
7 37 (2.76%) Java
8 31 (2.31%) T-SQL
9 29 (2.16%) Ruby
10 23 (1.72%) Perl
11 22 (1.64%) VBScript
12 18 (1.34%) Shell Script
13 12 (0.89%) C
14 11 (0.82%) Groovy
15 10 (0.75%) VB
16 5 (0.37%) C++
17 4 (0.30%) PHP
17 4 (0.30%) Scala
18 3 (0.22%) VB.NET
19 2 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 117 (8.72%) Degree
2 102 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 83 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (4.55%) CCNA
4 61 (4.55%) CISSP
5 47 (3.50%) MCSE
6 43 (3.21%) CISM
7 41 (3.06%) Security Cleared
8 39 (2.91%) MCSA
9 37 (2.76%) CCNP
10 29 (2.16%) SC Cleared
11 27 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (2.01%) MCP
12 20 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (1.34%) CISA
14 17 (1.27%) MCITP
15 16 (1.19%) AWS Certification
16 13 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 11 (0.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 11 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.97%) SLA
2 41 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (2.68%) NIST
4 29 (2.16%) GDPR
5 24 (1.79%) QA
6 11 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 10 (0.75%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.45%) BS25999
10 4 (0.30%) PMO
11 2 (0.15%) COBIT
11 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.15%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.075%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 260 (19.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 129 (9.62%) Hyper-V
3 62 (4.62%) XenApp
4 59 (4.40%) XenDesktop
5 58 (4.33%) VMware ESXi
6 55 (4.10%) Docker
7 49 (3.65%) vSphere
8 37 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
10 21 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (1.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 15 (1.12%) VMware NSX
13 13 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
14 12 (0.89%) BitLocker
14 12 (0.89%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
16 7 (0.52%) DFS Replication
16 7 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (0.37%) ISA Server
17 5 (0.37%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 243 (18.12%) SCCM
2 176 (13.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 105 (7.83%) Terraform
4 75 (5.59%) Ansible
5 70 (5.22%) Kubernetes
6 62 (4.62%) SCOM
6 62 (4.62%) Single Sign-On
7 49 (3.65%) Puppet
8 40 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
9 38 (2.83%) Failover Clustering
10 25 (1.86%) Nagios
11 21 (1.57%) Jamf Pro
12 20 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
13 19 (1.42%) WSUS
14 16 (1.19%) vCenter Server
15 13 (0.97%) Backup Exec
16 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 10 (0.75%) PowerCLI
18 8 (0.60%) BladeLogic
18 8 (0.60%) vMotion
Vendors
1 766 (57.12%) Microsoft
2 436 (32.51%) VMware
3 197 (14.69%) Citrix
4 192 (14.32%) Cisco
5 69 (5.15%) Apple
6 47 (3.50%) HP
7 45 (3.36%) ServiceNow
8 41 (3.06%) Veeam
9 38 (2.83%) Google
9 38 (2.83%) Red Hat
10 36 (2.68%) Dell
11 33 (2.46%) Meraki
11 33 (2.46%) SolarWinds
12 31 (2.31%) Oracle
13 26 (1.94%) NetApp
14 25 (1.86%) Adobe
14 25 (1.86%) Avaya
14 25 (1.86%) Bloomberg
15 24 (1.79%) Autodesk
16 23 (1.72%) Sophos