Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > London
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 36 36
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +9
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 2,989 3,925 4,309
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 6.13% 6.42% 6.20%
As % of the System Software category 34.95% 39.27% 43.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,728 3,436 3,970
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.30% +2.67% +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 8,553 9,995 9,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.54% 16.35% 14.21%
Number of salaries quoted 7,090 8,295 8,354
Median annual salary £63,750 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +10.59%

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 March 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 28 March 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 -4 739 £37,500 -11.76% 95
West London -1 200 £50,000 +25.00% 49
South London -1 130 £36,250 -14.71% 17
East London -5 55 £32,000 -21.95% 22
North London -28 16 £31,500 -30.00% 11
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 2,412 (80.70%) Windows
2 1,723 (57.64%) Microsoft
3 1,713 (57.31%) Office 365
4 1,214 (40.62%) Windows Server
5 1,062 (35.53%) VMware
6 1,061 (35.50%) Azure
7 864 (28.91%) Windows 10
8 722 (24.16%) PowerShell
9 685 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 642 (21.48%) DNS
11 619 (20.71%) SCCM
12 616 (20.61%) Finance
13 589 (19.71%) ITIL
14 550 (18.40%) Microsoft Office
15 545 (18.23%) Citrix
16 526 (17.60%) MS Exchange
17 516 (17.26%) DHCP
18 493 (16.49%) Cisco
19 479 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 472 (15.79%) Firewall
21 415 (13.88%) Windows Server 2012
22 407 (13.62%) AWS
23 398 (13.32%) Windows 7
24 386 (12.91%) SQL
25 377 (12.61%) SharePoint
26 376 (12.58%) Hyper-V
27 368 (12.31%) Windows Server 2016
28 365 (12.21%) Azure Active Directory
29 364 (12.18%) Microsoft Certification
30 363 (12.14%) Problem-Solving

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
1 526 (17.60%) MS Exchange
2 377 (12.61%) SharePoint
3 177 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 160 (5.35%) IIS
5 158 (5.29%) Skype for Business
6 109 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (0.90%) Confluence
8 26 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 18 (0.60%) Drupal
11 17 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
13 15 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
14 14 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
15 10 (0.33%) Anypoint
16 8 (0.27%) Apache
17 6 (0.20%) SAS
17 6 (0.20%) WordPress
18 5 (0.17%) IBM Notes
19 4 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 550 (18.40%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.50%) AutoCAD
5 13 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.17%) InDesign
9 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.10%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.067%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 2 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.17%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
4 4 (0.13%) iTrent
5 3 (0.10%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.067%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.067%) Eikon
6 2 (0.067%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.067%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.067%) Shopify
6 2 (0.067%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.033%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.033%) Infor CloudSuite
7 1 (0.033%) Relativity
7 1 (0.033%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.033%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.033%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1,713 (57.31%) Office 365
2 1,061 (35.50%) Azure
3 407 (13.62%) AWS
4 365 (12.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 109 (3.65%) SaaS
6 105 (3.51%) PaaS
7 101 (3.38%) IaaS
8 99 (3.31%) OneDrive
9 87 (2.91%) Mimecast
10 54 (1.81%) Power Platform
11 51 (1.71%) G Suite
12 43 (1.44%) Serverless
13 34 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
14 33 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 31 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
16 30 (1.00%) Amazon S3
17 28 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 23 (0.77%) PowerApps
19 22 (0.74%) Datadog
20 20 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 642 (21.48%) DNS
2 516 (17.26%) DHCP
3 472 (15.79%) Firewall
4 350 (11.71%) TCP/IP
5 339 (11.34%) LAN
6 260 (8.70%) WAN
7 241 (8.06%) VPN
8 231 (7.73%) SAN
9 188 (6.29%) Skype
10 185 (6.19%) VoIP
11 138 (4.62%) Wireless
12 103 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
13 100 (3.35%) VLAN
14 98 (3.28%) Internet
15 87 (2.91%) NAS
16 68 (2.28%) NetScaler
17 59 (1.97%) Remote Desktop
18 56 (1.87%) Network Security
19 55 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
20 41 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 61 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 49 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
4 45 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
5 42 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 39 (1.30%) Power BI
7 35 (1.17%) MySQL
7 35 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 23 (0.77%) Data Lake
10 14 (0.47%) Oracle Database
10 14 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (0.40%) Relational Database
12 11 (0.37%) Big Data
13 10 (0.33%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.30%) Redis
15 8 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (0.23%) Oracle Exadata
16 7 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 76 (2.54%) JIRA
2 27 (0.90%) MSI
2 27 (0.90%) Visual Studio
3 25 (0.84%) Git (software)
4 20 (0.67%) Jenkins
5 17 (0.57%) NUnit
6 15 (0.50%) TeamCity
7 12 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (0.27%) InstallShield
10 7 (0.23%) GitLab
11 6 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.17%) AdminStudio
12 5 (0.17%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.17%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.17%) Visual Studio Code
13 4 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.13%) Chocolatey
14 3 (0.10%) Maven
General
1 616 (20.61%) Finance
2 139 (4.65%) Law
3 115 (3.85%) Banking
4 111 (3.71%) Legal
5 74 (2.48%) Retail
6 67 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 44 (1.47%) Public Sector
8 43 (1.44%) Advertising
9 40 (1.34%) Back Office
10 38 (1.27%) Marketing
11 26 (0.87%) Billing
12 17 (0.57%) Local Government
13 13 (0.43%) French Language
14 11 (0.37%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.37%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.30%) Games
15 9 (0.30%) Publishing
16 6 (0.20%) Housing Association
16 6 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 581 (19.44%) Analyst
2 485 (16.23%) Support Engineer
3 396 (13.25%) IT Support
4 387 (12.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 339 (11.34%) Support Analyst
6 281 (9.40%) IT Engineer
7 256 (8.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 208 (6.96%) Desktop Support
9 183 (6.12%) IT Analyst
10 175 (5.85%) IT Support Engineer
11 173 (5.79%) Administrator
12 169 (5.65%) Consultant
13 157 (5.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 137 (4.58%) Architect
15 132 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
16 131 (4.38%) IT Support Analyst
17 128 (4.28%) Service Analyst
18 119 (3.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 116 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
20 113 (3.78%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (2.61%) LDAP
2 75 (2.51%) .NET
3 50 (1.67%) Web Services
4 30 (1.00%) HTML
5 26 (0.87%) Node.js
6 24 (0.80%) CSS
7 20 (0.67%) ASP.NET
7 20 (0.67%) LAMP
8 14 (0.47%) 802.1X
8 14 (0.47%) MSMQ
9 13 (0.43%) .NET Framework
9 13 (0.43%) REST
10 12 (0.40%) OAuth
10 12 (0.40%) Sensu
11 11 (0.37%) .NET Core
12 8 (0.27%) X-Windows
13 7 (0.23%) Flash
13 7 (0.23%) SAML
13 7 (0.23%) SOAP
13 7 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 263 (8.80%) Data Centre
2 138 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (3.25%) Management Information System
4 96 (3.21%) Video Conferencing
5 93 (3.11%) iPhone
6 80 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
7 69 (2.31%) iPad
8 67 (2.24%) Clustering
9 59 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
10 58 (1.94%) Blackberry
11 51 (1.71%) PKI
12 47 (1.57%) Smartphone
13 44 (1.47%) Replication
14 40 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
14 40 (1.34%) Hedge funds
15 36 (1.20%) User Experience
16 33 (1.10%) Public Cloud
17 28 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
18 22 (0.74%) Private Cloud
19 21 (0.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2,412 (80.70%) Windows
2 1,214 (40.62%) Windows Server
3 864 (28.91%) Windows 10
4 415 (13.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 398 (13.32%) Windows 7
6 368 (12.31%) Windows Server 2016
7 270 (9.03%) Linux
8 240 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 153 (5.12%) Android
10 137 (4.58%) Apple iOS
11 109 (3.65%) Mac OS X
12 98 (3.28%) Mac OS
13 81 (2.71%) Windows Server 2019
14 68 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 66 (2.21%) Unix
16 48 (1.61%) Windows 8
17 26 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 25 (0.84%) CentOS
19 21 (0.70%) Ubuntu
20 19 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (19.71%) ITIL
2 479 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 363 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
4 254 (8.50%) Migration
5 188 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
6 169 (5.65%) DevOps
7 159 (5.32%) Project Management
8 126 (4.22%) Information Security
9 118 (3.95%) Change Management
10 112 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 110 (3.68%) Mentoring
12 98 (3.28%) Service Delivery
13 95 (3.18%) Service Management
14 94 (3.14%) Mobile Device Management
15 92 (3.08%) Incident Management
16 91 (3.04%) CRM
17 90 (3.01%) Project Delivery
18 83 (2.78%) Cybersecurity
18 83 (2.78%) Fintech
19 80 (2.68%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 722 (24.16%) PowerShell
2 386 (12.91%) SQL
3 106 (3.55%) Python
4 86 (2.88%) Bash Shell
5 59 (1.97%) C#
6 55 (1.84%) VBScript
7 41 (1.37%) C
8 31 (1.04%) Java
9 29 (0.97%) Perl
10 23 (0.77%) C++
10 23 (0.77%) Go
11 20 (0.67%) JavaScript
12 19 (0.64%) Ruby
13 15 (0.50%) VB
14 13 (0.43%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.40%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.30%) Ada
17 7 (0.23%) R
18 6 (0.20%) PL/SQL
19 5 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 364 (12.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 220 (7.36%) Degree
3 170 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
4 150 (5.02%) MCSE
5 143 (4.78%) MCSA
6 106 (3.55%) CCNA
7 85 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 69 (2.31%) MCP
9 65 (2.17%) CCNP
10 59 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
11 46 (1.54%) CISSP
12 44 (1.47%) MCITP
13 32 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
13 32 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 31 (1.04%) Security Cleared
15 29 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
16 26 (0.87%) CISM
17 23 (0.77%) CCA
17 23 (0.77%) CCIE
18 21 (0.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 270 (9.03%) SLA
2 72 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (1.84%) GDPR
4 26 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 24 (0.80%) QA
6 21 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.20%) NIST
9 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.067%) NCSC
10 2 (0.067%) PMO
10 2 (0.067%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.033%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.033%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 685 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 376 (12.58%) Hyper-V
3 234 (7.83%) XenApp
4 170 (5.69%) vSphere
4 170 (5.69%) XenDesktop
5 147 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
6 52 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
7 37 (1.24%) Docker
7 37 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 36 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
9 29 (0.97%) Terminal Server
10 28 (0.94%) Firmware
11 25 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
12 22 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
13 16 (0.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 16 (0.54%) Terminal Services
14 12 (0.40%) VMware NSX
15 11 (0.37%) BitLocker
15 11 (0.37%) NFS
16 10 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 619 (20.71%) SCCM
2 242 (8.10%) Microsoft Intune
3 102 (3.41%) SCOM
4 88 (2.94%) Ansible
4 88 (2.94%) vCenter Server
5 68 (2.28%) WSUS
6 42 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
7 40 (1.34%) Backup Exec
7 40 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
8 39 (1.30%) Jamf Pro
8 39 (1.30%) Terraform
9 37 (1.24%) Puppet
10 26 (0.87%) Kubernetes
10 26 (0.87%) Nagios
11 24 (0.80%) XenMobile
12 21 (0.70%) AirWatch
12 21 (0.70%) PowerCLI
13 20 (0.67%) SCVMM
14 18 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
15 15 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1,723 (57.64%) Microsoft
2 1,062 (35.53%) VMware
3 545 (18.23%) Citrix
4 493 (16.49%) Cisco
5 173 (5.79%) Apple
6 163 (5.45%) HP
7 115 (3.85%) Dell
8 91 (3.04%) Veeam
9 87 (2.91%) Oracle
10 86 (2.88%) Meraki
10 86 (2.88%) SolarWinds
11 82 (2.74%) Bloomberg
12 62 (2.07%) Google
13 61 (2.04%) EMC
14 60 (2.01%) Palo Alto
14 60 (2.01%) ServiceNow
14 60 (2.01%) Sophos
15 59 (1.97%) NetApp
16 56 (1.87%) Adobe
17 52 (1.74%) CheckPoint