Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 70 47 38
Rank change year-on-year -23 -9 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 2,194 1,230 3,325
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.34% 5.21% 6.53%
As % of the System Software category 23.28% 27.37% 36.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,962 1,100 2,888
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £37,000 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +37.50% -11.11%
75th Percentile £66,250 £71,563 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,550 £73,750
England median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year -3.75% +9.59% -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 9,423 4,494 9,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.63% 19.04% 17.71%
Number of salaries quoted 6,274 3,880 7,523
10th Percentile £35,000 £39,975 £29,000
25th Percentile £50,063 £52,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +12.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £82,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% -

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Job
Vacancies
Central London +15 492 £48,000 -12.73% 130
West London -26 135 £45,000 -5.26% 66
South London +11 92 £32,500 -14.47% 13
East London -5 58 £38,500 -3.75% 40
North London -4 18 £36,500 +26.96% 8
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 1,554 (70.83%) Windows
2 1,381 (62.94%) Microsoft 365
3 1,269 (57.84%) Microsoft
4 1,126 (51.32%) Azure
5 717 (32.68%) Windows Server
6 707 (32.22%) Social Skills
7 629 (28.67%) VMware
8 599 (27.30%) Windows 10
9 592 (26.98%) Azure Active Directory
10 582 (26.53%) PowerShell
11 550 (25.07%) ITIL
12 467 (21.29%) Finance
13 418 (19.05%) DNS
14 415 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
15 410 (18.69%) Microsoft Office
16 398 (18.14%) Problem-Solving
17 374 (17.05%) Firewall
18 367 (16.73%) SCCM
19 350 (15.95%) DHCP
20 329 (15.00%) Citrix
21 324 (14.77%) SharePoint
22 320 (14.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 285 (12.99%) Microsoft Intune
24 278 (12.67%) AWS
25 276 (12.58%) SQL
26 271 (12.35%) SQL Server
26 271 (12.35%) Windows Server 2016
27 269 (12.26%) MS Exchange
28 252 (11.49%) Cisco
29 250 (11.39%) 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
1 324 (14.77%) SharePoint
2 269 (12.26%) MS Exchange
3 129 (5.88%) IIS
4 44 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 33 (1.50%) Skype for Business
7 32 (1.46%) Confluence
8 30 (1.37%) CMS
9 21 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
11 14 (0.64%) Apache
12 11 (0.50%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.46%) Drupal
14 6 (0.27%) JBoss
14 6 (0.27%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.27%) WordPress
15 4 (0.18%) nginx
16 3 (0.14%) IBM Notes
16 3 (0.14%) WinCC
17 2 (0.091%) SAS
Applications
1 410 (18.69%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (0.50%) Chatbot
6 11 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.18%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.18%) SketchUp
9 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.046%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 23 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (0.64%) Sentinel
4 10 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 9 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.32%) SAP R/3
7 5 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
8 4 (0.18%) BambooHR
8 4 (0.18%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.18%) Misys Midas
9 3 (0.14%) Relativity
9 3 (0.14%) Shopify
10 2 (0.091%) Cerner Millennium
10 2 (0.091%) Findur
10 2 (0.091%) Magento
10 2 (0.091%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.091%) Unica
11 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.046%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1,381 (62.94%) Microsoft 365
2 1,126 (51.32%) Azure
3 592 (26.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 278 (12.67%) AWS
5 177 (8.07%) SaaS
6 164 (7.47%) IaaS
7 152 (6.93%) PaaS
8 134 (6.11%) OneDrive
9 110 (5.01%) Power Platform
10 75 (3.42%) Mimecast
11 61 (2.78%) PowerApps
12 59 (2.69%) Google Workspace
13 45 (2.05%) Azure Monitor
14 41 (1.87%) Serverless
15 40 (1.82%) GCP
16 28 (1.28%) Azure Stack
17 26 (1.19%) Azure Sentinel
18 23 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
18 23 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
19 22 (1.00%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 418 (19.05%) DNS
2 374 (17.05%) Firewall
3 350 (15.95%) DHCP
4 250 (11.39%) TCP/IP
5 228 (10.39%) VPN
6 205 (9.34%) LAN
7 194 (8.84%) WAN
8 117 (5.33%) VoIP
9 93 (4.24%) SAN
10 74 (3.37%) Network Security
11 69 (3.14%) VLAN
12 64 (2.92%) Wireless
13 63 (2.87%) Wi-Fi
14 46 (2.10%) SSL
15 43 (1.96%) Internet
16 42 (1.91%) NAS
17 37 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
17 37 (1.69%) Skype
17 37 (1.69%) Unified Communications
18 36 (1.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 61 (2.78%) Power BI
3 34 (1.55%) Big Data
4 32 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
5 24 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
5 24 (1.09%) MySQL
6 21 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
9 11 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.41%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.36%) SQL Server 2019
13 7 (0.32%) MariaDB
13 7 (0.32%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.32%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 6 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (0.27%) DB2
14 6 (0.27%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 61 (2.78%) JIRA
2 45 (2.05%) TeamCity
3 41 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
4 25 (1.14%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.50%) Bitbucket
6 10 (0.46%) MSI
7 9 (0.41%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.36%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.36%) SpecFlow
9 7 (0.32%) NUnit
10 6 (0.27%) GitLab
10 6 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.23%) Bitbucket Server
12 4 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.18%) git-flow
12 4 (0.18%) Selenium
12 4 (0.18%) Subversion
12 4 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.14%) Cypress.io
13 3 (0.14%) Jasmine
General
1 707 (32.22%) Social Skills
2 467 (21.29%) Finance
3 187 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
4 129 (5.88%) Banking
5 91 (4.15%) Law
6 84 (3.83%) Legal
7 75 (3.42%) Marketing
8 68 (3.10%) Telecoms
9 54 (2.46%) Organisational Skills
10 52 (2.37%) Public Sector
11 46 (2.10%) Documentation Skills
12 42 (1.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 38 (1.73%) Financial Institution
14 36 (1.64%) Manufacturing
15 35 (1.60%) Front Office
16 31 (1.41%) Advertising
16 31 (1.41%) Retail
17 27 (1.23%) Presentation Skills
18 22 (1.00%) Back Office
19 21 (0.96%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 457 (20.83%) Analyst
2 354 (16.13%) Support Engineer
3 317 (14.45%) IT Support
4 246 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 230 (10.48%) Support Analyst
6 205 (9.34%) IT Engineer
7 192 (8.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 166 (7.57%) Architect
9 157 (7.16%) IT Analyst
10 150 (6.84%) Service Analyst
11 137 (6.24%) Service Desk Analyst
12 136 (6.20%) IT Support Engineer
13 132 (6.02%) Desktop Support
14 114 (5.20%) IT Support Analyst
15 111 (5.06%) Azure Engineer
16 99 (4.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 92 (4.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 90 (4.10%) Desktop Engineer
19 88 (4.01%) Cloud Engineer
20 82 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (3.14%) .NET
2 53 (2.42%) ARM Templates
3 48 (2.19%) JSON
4 26 (1.19%) LDAP
4 26 (1.19%) SAML
5 22 (1.00%) Web Services
6 20 (0.91%) OAuth
7 17 (0.77%) HTML
8 14 (0.64%) CSS
8 14 (0.64%) OpenID
9 13 (0.59%) ASP.NET
9 13 (0.59%) REST
9 13 (0.59%) XML
10 12 (0.55%) WSH
11 11 (0.50%) React
12 10 (0.46%) ServiceStack
13 9 (0.41%) 802.1X
13 9 (0.41%) AngularJS
13 9 (0.41%) SailPoint
13 9 (0.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (5.10%) Data Centre
2 106 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
3 88 (4.01%) Public Cloud
4 72 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 70 (3.19%) Video Conferencing
6 69 (3.14%) PKI
7 63 (2.87%) Clustering
8 53 (2.42%) User Experience
9 48 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
10 44 (2.01%) Cloud Native
10 44 (2.01%) Replication
11 36 (1.64%) Blackberry
11 36 (1.64%) iPhone
11 36 (1.64%) Smartphone
12 33 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
12 33 (1.50%) Mobile App
13 28 (1.28%) Hedge funds
14 22 (1.00%) Handset
14 22 (1.00%) Housing Association
15 18 (0.82%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1,554 (70.83%) Windows
2 717 (32.68%) Windows Server
3 599 (27.30%) Windows 10
4 271 (12.35%) Windows Server 2016
5 234 (10.67%) Linux
6 218 (9.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 169 (7.70%) Windows Server 2019
8 128 (5.83%) Windows 7
9 111 (5.06%) Mac OS
10 105 (4.79%) Apple iOS
11 101 (4.60%) Android
12 88 (4.01%) Windows Server 2008
13 68 (3.10%) Mac OS X
14 47 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 37 (1.69%) Unix
16 18 (0.82%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.64%) CentOS
18 13 (0.59%) Ubuntu
19 8 (0.36%) VMS
20 7 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 550 (25.07%) ITIL
2 398 (18.14%) Problem-Solving
3 320 (14.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 213 (9.71%) Service Delivery
5 199 (9.07%) DevOps
6 193 (8.80%) Migration
7 165 (7.52%) Change Management
8 163 (7.43%) Cybersecurity
9 148 (6.75%) Agile Software Development
10 145 (6.61%) ITSM
11 139 (6.34%) Service Management
12 124 (5.65%) Incident Management
13 118 (5.38%) Project Management
14 117 (5.33%) Computer Science
15 110 (5.01%) Mentoring
16 99 (4.51%) Problem Management
17 98 (4.47%) Information Security
18 96 (4.38%) Project Delivery
19 94 (4.28%) Mobile Device Management
20 81 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 582 (26.53%) PowerShell
2 276 (12.58%) SQL
3 89 (4.06%) Python
4 64 (2.92%) Bash
4 64 (2.92%) C#
5 26 (1.19%) T-SQL
6 24 (1.09%) JavaScript
7 20 (0.91%) Java
7 20 (0.91%) VB
8 17 (0.77%) VB.NET
9 16 (0.73%) C
9 16 (0.73%) PHP
10 15 (0.68%) Perl
10 15 (0.68%) VBScript
11 9 (0.41%) TypeScript
11 9 (0.41%) VBA
12 8 (0.36%) C++
13 5 (0.23%) Ruby
14 3 (0.14%) Go
14 3 (0.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 242 (11.03%) Degree
2 180 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 83 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
4 70 (3.19%) MCSE
5 67 (3.05%) MCSA
6 60 (2.73%) CCNA
7 46 (2.10%) MCP
7 46 (2.10%) Security Cleared
8 41 (1.87%) CISSP
9 39 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 38 (1.73%) MCITP
11 31 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 23 (1.05%) SC Cleared
13 22 (1.00%) CCNP
13 22 (1.00%) MCDST
14 18 (0.82%) CCIE
15 15 (0.68%) A+ Certification
15 15 (0.68%) DBS Check
16 12 (0.55%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (6.61%) SLA
2 88 (4.01%) GDPR
3 80 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (1.73%) NIST
5 26 (1.19%) QA
6 21 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 19 (0.87%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.50%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.18%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.18%) PMO
11 3 (0.14%) IEC 61131
11 3 (0.14%) ITGC
12 2 (0.091%) Accessibility
12 2 (0.091%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.091%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.091%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.046%) GxP
System Software
1 415 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 174 (7.93%) Hyper-V
3 112 (5.10%) vSphere
4 109 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
5 93 (4.24%) Virtual Desktop
6 70 (3.19%) XenApp
7 32 (1.46%) Docker
8 30 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
9 28 (1.28%) XenDesktop
10 23 (1.05%) Terminal Services
11 21 (0.96%) BitLocker
11 21 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 21 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (0.41%) Firmware
14 8 (0.36%) VMware NSX
15 7 (0.32%) Terminal Server
16 5 (0.23%) NDS
16 5 (0.23%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 367 (16.73%) SCCM
2 285 (12.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 105 (4.79%) Terraform
4 66 (3.01%) Ansible
5 60 (2.73%) SCOM
6 57 (2.60%) Puppet
7 49 (2.23%) Jamf Pro
8 48 (2.19%) Single Sign-On
9 44 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
10 43 (1.96%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 42 (1.91%) FortiGate
12 37 (1.69%) Kubernetes
13 27 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
14 23 (1.05%) Nagios
15 20 (0.91%) vCenter Server
16 18 (0.82%) SCVMM
17 16 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
17 16 (0.73%) ServiceCenter
18 15 (0.68%) Backup Exec
18 15 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1,269 (57.84%) Microsoft
2 629 (28.67%) VMware
3 329 (15.00%) Citrix
4 252 (11.49%) Cisco
5 175 (7.98%) Apple
6 138 (6.29%) HP
7 136 (6.20%) ServiceNow
8 93 (4.24%) Google
9 78 (3.56%) Dell
10 70 (3.19%) Veeam
11 59 (2.69%) Bloomberg
12 57 (2.60%) Okta
13 56 (2.55%) Red Hat
14 54 (2.46%) Sophos
15 43 (1.96%) iManage
15 43 (1.96%) Meraki
16 41 (1.87%) Remedy
17 39 (1.78%) Oracle
18 38 (1.73%) EMC
18 38 (1.73%) Reuters