Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > London
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 68 44 40
Rank change year-on-year -24 -4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,675 2,027 3,478
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.40% 5.82% 6.04%
As % of the System Software category 21.97% 32.15% 35.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,481 1,790 3,010
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £34,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +2.27%
75th Percentile £70,000 £64,375 £61,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%

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 7,625 6,304 9,727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.04% 18.10% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 5,336 5,341 8,203
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £56,757 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.00% +5.26%

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 14 June 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 14 June 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 -5 348 £55,000 +22.22% 77
West London -12 94 £45,000 -14.29% 30
South London -25 50 £37,500 -6.25% 7
East London +7 31 £32,500 -27.78% 25
North London +19 8 £37,063 +11.47% 2
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 14 June 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 1,211 (72.30%) Windows
2 1,011 (60.36%) Azure
3 974 (58.15%) Microsoft
4 965 (57.61%) Microsoft 365
5 671 (40.06%) Windows Server
6 572 (34.15%) PowerShell
7 544 (32.48%) VMware
8 543 (32.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 419 (25.01%) Social Skills
10 392 (23.40%) Windows 10
11 366 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 350 (20.90%) DNS
13 326 (19.46%) Finance
14 319 (19.04%) ITIL
15 316 (18.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 309 (18.45%) Firewall
17 274 (16.36%) SCCM
18 272 (16.24%) SharePoint
19 270 (16.12%) DHCP
20 264 (15.76%) Citrix
21 253 (15.10%) Microsoft Office
22 241 (14.39%) Microsoft Intune
23 239 (14.27%) Linux
24 236 (14.09%) DevOps
25 229 (13.67%) SQL
26 226 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
27 207 (12.36%) Cisco
28 200 (11.94%) Hyper-V
29 197 (11.76%) AWS
30 187 (11.16%) IaaS

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
1 272 (16.24%) SharePoint
2 184 (10.99%) MS Exchange
3 69 (4.12%) IIS
4 64 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 57 (3.40%) Skype for Business
6 49 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 38 (2.27%) Confluence
8 22 (1.31%) Apache
9 14 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (0.48%) nginx
12 5 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.12%) SAS
15 2 (0.12%) Site Server
16 1 (0.060%) ArcGIS
16 1 (0.060%) Cloud Foundry
16 1 (0.060%) JBoss
16 1 (0.060%) OpenStack
Applications
1 253 (15.10%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.07%) AutoCAD
3 18 (1.07%) Revit
4 5 (0.30%) Acrobat
4 5 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.24%) InDesign
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.060%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 6 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.30%) Relativity
3 4 (0.24%) AlphaBridge
3 4 (0.24%) Alphatax
3 4 (0.24%) Farmplan
3 4 (0.24%) KEYPrime
4 3 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.18%) Magento
4 3 (0.18%) Sage 300 ERP
4 3 (0.18%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.12%) FastStats
5 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.12%) Unica
6 1 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.060%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 1,011 (60.36%) Azure
2 965 (57.61%) Microsoft 365
3 543 (32.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 197 (11.76%) AWS
5 187 (11.16%) IaaS
6 147 (8.78%) SaaS
7 143 (8.54%) PaaS
8 76 (4.54%) OneDrive
9 71 (4.24%) Power Platform
10 53 (3.16%) Mimecast
11 41 (2.45%) Serverless
12 40 (2.39%) GCP
13 35 (2.09%) Azure Storage
14 34 (2.03%) Google Workspace
15 30 (1.79%) Azure Key Vault
16 28 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
17 27 (1.61%) Azure Functions
18 22 (1.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 19 (1.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
20 18 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 350 (20.90%) DNS
2 309 (18.45%) Firewall
3 270 (16.12%) DHCP
4 175 (10.45%) TCP/IP
5 164 (9.79%) VPN
6 124 (7.40%) SAN
7 123 (7.34%) LAN
8 121 (7.22%) WAN
9 78 (4.66%) VoIP
10 72 (4.30%) Network Security
11 63 (3.76%) VLAN
12 56 (3.34%) Internet
13 47 (2.81%) Skype
14 40 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
15 39 (2.33%) SSL
16 30 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
17 29 (1.73%) Wireless
18 25 (1.49%) SD-WAN
19 21 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
20 20 (1.19%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (9.37%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.33%) Power BI
3 30 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
4 29 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
4 29 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (1.13%) MySQL
6 17 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (0.96%) Big Data
8 12 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.42%) Tableau
12 6 (0.36%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (0.30%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2019
13 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 85 (5.07%) Git (software)
2 76 (4.54%) JIRA
3 37 (2.21%) Jenkins
4 34 (2.03%) TeamCity
5 30 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (0.90%) Cypress.io
6 15 (0.90%) Jasmine
6 15 (0.90%) Karma Test Runner
7 8 (0.48%) MSI
7 8 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.30%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.30%) MSBuild
9 4 (0.24%) GitLab
9 4 (0.24%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.24%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.24%) Visual Studio Code
10 3 (0.18%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.18%) Gerrit
General
1 419 (25.01%) Social Skills
2 326 (19.46%) Finance
3 105 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (5.07%) Banking
5 83 (4.96%) Legal
6 77 (4.60%) Law
7 72 (4.30%) Telecoms
8 63 (3.76%) Public Sector
9 50 (2.99%) Marketing
10 45 (2.69%) Manufacturing
11 32 (1.91%) Electronics
12 30 (1.79%) Documentation Skills
13 27 (1.61%) Advertising
14 25 (1.49%) Financial Institution
15 21 (1.25%) Organisational Skills
16 13 (0.78%) Retail
17 12 (0.72%) Back Office
17 12 (0.72%) Presentation Skills
18 9 (0.54%) Billing
19 7 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 317 (18.93%) Analyst
2 250 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 195 (11.64%) Support Engineer
4 164 (9.79%) Support Analyst
5 150 (8.96%) Azure Engineer
6 148 (8.84%) IT Support
7 104 (6.21%) Architect
8 100 (5.97%) IT Analyst
9 91 (5.43%) Consultant
10 83 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
11 81 (4.84%) Service Analyst
12 78 (4.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 78 (4.66%) IT Engineer
13 74 (4.42%) IT Support Analyst
14 73 (4.36%) Cloud Engineer
14 73 (4.36%) Desktop Support
14 73 (4.36%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
14 73 (4.36%) Service Desk Analyst
15 72 (4.30%) Windows Engineer
16 62 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (4.12%) Web Services
2 57 (3.40%) OAuth
3 49 (2.93%) .NET
4 38 (2.27%) SAML
5 33 (1.97%) OpenID
6 27 (1.61%) HTML
7 26 (1.55%) JSON
7 26 (1.55%) LDAP
7 26 (1.55%) OAuth2
8 24 (1.43%) XML
9 23 (1.37%) Node.js
9 23 (1.37%) React
10 21 (1.25%) .NET Core
11 20 (1.19%) AngularJS
12 19 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (1.13%) Elastic Stack
12 19 (1.13%) jQuery
13 18 (1.07%) Vue.js
14 17 (1.01%) LAPP Stack
14 17 (1.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 104 (6.21%) Data Centre
2 73 (4.36%) Public Cloud
3 70 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 54 (3.22%) PKI
5 43 (2.57%) Cloud Native
6 42 (2.51%) Clustering
7 40 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
8 34 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
9 33 (1.97%) Hedge funds
9 33 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
10 32 (1.91%) Replication
11 21 (1.25%) Blackberry
11 21 (1.25%) User Experience
12 20 (1.19%) iPhone
13 18 (1.07%) Mobile App
14 17 (1.01%) EMC VNX
15 16 (0.96%) Reinsurance
16 14 (0.84%) iPad
17 13 (0.78%) BYOD
17 13 (0.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,211 (72.30%) Windows
2 671 (40.06%) Windows Server
3 392 (23.40%) Windows 10
4 239 (14.27%) Linux
5 144 (8.60%) Windows Server 2016
6 135 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 134 (8.00%) Windows 7
8 105 (6.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 95 (5.67%) Windows Server 2019
10 78 (4.66%) Android
11 68 (4.06%) Apple iOS
12 48 (2.87%) Mac OS
13 45 (2.69%) CentOS
14 41 (2.45%) Mac OS X
15 37 (2.21%) Unix
16 28 (1.67%) Ubuntu
17 18 (1.07%) Windows 8
18 14 (0.84%) Solaris
19 13 (0.78%) VMS
20 11 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (19.04%) ITIL
2 316 (18.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 236 (14.09%) DevOps
4 226 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
5 170 (10.15%) Migration
6 122 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
7 120 (7.16%) Service Delivery
8 118 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 107 (6.39%) Cybersecurity
10 81 (4.84%) Identity Access Management
11 80 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 78 (4.66%) Project Delivery
13 74 (4.42%) Infrastructure as Code
13 74 (4.42%) Mentoring
14 71 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
15 65 (3.88%) Information Security
16 61 (3.64%) Project Management
17 60 (3.58%) Service Management
18 58 (3.46%) SIEM
19 56 (3.34%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 572 (34.15%) PowerShell
2 229 (13.67%) SQL
3 94 (5.61%) Python
4 68 (4.06%) C#
5 52 (3.10%) Bash Shell
6 42 (2.51%) JavaScript
7 29 (1.73%) T-SQL
8 27 (1.61%) Perl
9 25 (1.49%) Ruby
10 22 (1.31%) VBScript
11 18 (1.07%) VB
12 16 (0.96%) C
13 7 (0.42%) C++
13 7 (0.42%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.36%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.30%) Java
15 5 (0.30%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.24%) Go
16 4 (0.24%) VBA
17 3 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 178 (10.63%) Degree
2 124 (7.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 85 (5.07%) Cisco Certification
4 74 (4.42%) CCNA
5 64 (3.82%) Security Cleared
6 49 (2.93%) MCSE
7 43 (2.57%) CISSP
8 42 (2.51%) MCSA
9 40 (2.39%) SC Cleared
10 35 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
11 30 (1.79%) CCNP
12 29 (1.73%) CISM
13 28 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (1.49%) MCP
15 20 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (0.96%) CISA
16 16 (0.96%) DV Cleared
17 13 (0.78%) CEH
17 13 (0.78%) GIAC
18 12 (0.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (5.43%) SLA
2 43 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (2.33%) GDPR
4 26 (1.55%) NIST
5 22 (1.31%) QA
6 16 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.54%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.48%) PMO
10 7 (0.42%) GRC
10 7 (0.42%) ITGC
11 6 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.36%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.30%) NCSC
13 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.18%) BS25999
14 3 (0.18%) FedRAMP
15 2 (0.12%) Accessibility
15 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 366 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 200 (11.94%) Hyper-V
3 75 (4.48%) vSphere
4 61 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
5 54 (3.22%) Docker
6 49 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
6 49 (2.93%) XenApp
7 48 (2.87%) XenDesktop
8 30 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
9 29 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
10 25 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 22 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 18 (1.07%) VMware NSX
13 15 (0.90%) BitLocker
14 14 (0.84%) VMware Server
15 10 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
16 9 (0.54%) Terminal Services
17 8 (0.48%) DFS Replication
17 8 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
18 6 (0.36%) iptables
Systems Management
1 274 (16.36%) SCCM
2 241 (14.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 103 (6.15%) Terraform
4 83 (4.96%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 80 (4.78%) Single Sign-On
6 75 (4.48%) Kubernetes
7 70 (4.18%) SCOM
8 67 (4.00%) Puppet
9 55 (3.28%) Ansible
10 49 (2.93%) Jamf Pro
11 32 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
12 30 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
13 27 (1.61%) vCenter Server
14 25 (1.49%) WSUS
15 21 (1.25%) Backup Exec
16 17 (1.01%) Prometheus
17 15 (0.90%) Grafana
18 14 (0.84%) NetBackup
19 11 (0.66%) AirWatch
19 11 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 974 (58.15%) Microsoft
2 544 (32.48%) VMware
3 264 (15.76%) Citrix
4 207 (12.36%) Cisco
5 74 (4.42%) Apple
6 68 (4.06%) HP
7 58 (3.46%) Veeam
8 54 (3.22%) Dell
9 53 (3.16%) ServiceNow
10 51 (3.04%) Google
11 50 (2.99%) Palo Alto
11 50 (2.99%) SonicWALL
12 48 (2.87%) Red Hat
13 46 (2.75%) NetApp
14 41 (2.45%) Meraki
14 41 (2.45%) Oracle
15 40 (2.39%) SAP
16 35 (2.09%) Splunk
17 31 (1.85%) Okta
18 30 (1.79%) SolarWinds