Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 33 26
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7 +11
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 942 1,017 1,189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.80% 6.76% 7.12%
As % of the System Software category 47.82% 54.30% 62.02%
Number of salaries quoted 710 848 942
Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £20,750 £20,750 £19,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £48,000
England median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,970 1,873 1,917
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.31% 12.45% 11.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,429 1,468 1,444
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,175 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £56,250
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 the Midlands

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the Midlands

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Active Directory in the Midlands

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the Midlands

Active Directory
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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
West Midlands +12 616 £39,000 +16.42% 109
East Midlands +5 324 £32,500 - 65
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 765 (81.21%) Windows
2 605 (64.23%) Microsoft
3 427 (45.33%) VMware
4 409 (43.42%) Windows Server
5 357 (37.90%) Office 365
6 307 (32.59%) Microsoft Azure
7 291 (30.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 258 (27.39%) Hyper-V
9 255 (27.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 234 (24.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 215 (22.82%) DNS
12 212 (22.51%) Cisco
13 208 (22.08%) DHCP
14 206 (21.87%) MS Exchange
15 204 (21.66%) ITIL
16 202 (21.44%) SCCM
17 199 (21.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 197 (20.91%) Data Centre
19 190 (20.17%) Amazon AWS
20 189 (20.06%) MCSE
21 186 (19.75%) Citrix
22 182 (19.32%) Microsoft Office
23 178 (18.90%) Windows Server 2008
24 165 (17.52%) SQL
25 164 (17.41%) Windows 7
26 160 (16.99%) Firewall
27 144 (15.29%) SQL Server
28 141 (14.97%) Windows 10
29 136 (14.44%) Windows Server 2003
30 134 (14.23%) TCP/IP

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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
1 206 (21.87%) MS Exchange
2 86 (9.13%) SharePoint
3 48 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2003
4 35 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 32 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (3.40%) SharePoint Server
6 24 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (2.23%) IIS
8 16 (1.70%) Skype for Business
9 9 (0.96%) Apache
10 8 (0.85%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.42%) CMS
11 4 (0.42%) Confluence
11 4 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.21%) nginx
12 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.11%) Kentico
13 1 (0.11%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 182 (19.32%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.32%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.64%) Workfront
3 2 (0.21%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 357 (37.90%) Office 365
2 307 (32.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 190 (20.17%) Amazon AWS
4 98 (10.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 46 (4.88%) Serverless
6 39 (4.14%) Amazon EC2
6 39 (4.14%) Amazon S3
6 39 (4.14%) AWS Lambda
7 33 (3.50%) IaaS
8 30 (3.18%) Amazon EMR
8 30 (3.18%) Amazon Kinesis
8 30 (3.18%) Amazon SQS
9 28 (2.97%) SaaS
10 21 (2.23%) PaaS
11 11 (1.17%) G Suite
12 9 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.96%) AWS CloudTrail
12 9 (0.96%) CloudFront
12 9 (0.96%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 215 (22.82%) DNS
2 208 (22.08%) DHCP
3 160 (16.99%) Firewall
4 134 (14.23%) TCP/IP
5 109 (11.57%) WAN
6 106 (11.25%) LAN
7 82 (8.70%) Network Security
8 80 (8.49%) SAN
9 63 (6.69%) VLAN
10 48 (5.10%) VPN
11 40 (4.25%) VoIP
12 37 (3.93%) Internet
13 36 (3.82%) Remote Desktop
13 36 (3.82%) Wireless
14 24 (2.55%) IPsec
15 23 (2.44%) MPLS
15 23 (2.44%) Skype
16 19 (2.02%) Kerberos
17 18 (1.91%) NAS
17 18 (1.91%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 31 (3.29%) RDBMS
4 30 (3.18%) Amazon RDS
4 30 (3.18%) Amazon Redshift
4 30 (3.18%) Cosmos DB
5 9 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 9 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.53%) Cognos Impromptu
7 5 (0.53%) MySQL
8 4 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.21%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.21%) Redis
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.11%) UniData
Development Applications
1 14 (1.49%) Visual Studio
2 12 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (0.53%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio Code
6 2 (0.21%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.21%) GitLab
6 2 (0.21%) Hudson
6 2 (0.21%) JIRA
6 2 (0.21%) Maven
6 2 (0.21%) Selenium
6 2 (0.21%) Subversion
6 2 (0.21%) webpack
General
1 94 (9.98%) Finance
2 47 (4.99%) Retail
3 29 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.87%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.17%) Banking
5 11 (1.17%) Publishing
6 10 (1.06%) Games
7 7 (0.74%) Marketing
8 6 (0.64%) Back Office
9 5 (0.53%) Advertising
9 5 (0.53%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.42%) French Language
11 3 (0.32%) Automotive
12 2 (0.21%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.21%) Law
12 2 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.11%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 170 (18.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 146 (15.50%) Analyst
3 125 (13.27%) Architect
4 102 (10.83%) Support Engineer
5 94 (9.98%) IT Support
6 84 (8.92%) IT Engineer
7 74 (7.86%) Support Analyst
8 64 (6.79%) Technical Architect
9 55 (5.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 50 (5.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 46 (4.88%) Developer
12 42 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
13 40 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support
14 39 (4.14%) 1st Line Support
14 39 (4.14%) IT Support Engineer
15 37 (3.93%) Cloud Architect
15 37 (3.93%) Technical Leader
16 34 (3.61%) IT Analyst
17 33 (3.50%) Cloud Solutions Architect
17 33 (3.50%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (8.60%) Web Services
2 56 (5.94%) .NET
3 40 (4.25%) SAML
4 39 (4.14%) Node.js
5 37 (3.93%) HTML
6 28 (2.97%) HTML5
6 28 (2.97%) OAuth
7 25 (2.65%) ASP.NET
7 25 (2.65%) ASP.NET Web API
8 24 (2.55%) LDAP
9 21 (2.23%) J2EE
10 9 (0.96%) CSS
11 8 (0.85%) AngularJS
11 8 (0.85%) Backbone.js
11 8 (0.85%) Entity Framework
11 8 (0.85%) LINQ
11 8 (0.85%) WPF
12 7 (0.74%) REST
12 7 (0.74%) SailPoint
12 7 (0.74%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 197 (20.91%) Data Centre
2 110 (11.68%) Self-Motivation
3 62 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (5.20%) Clustering
5 38 (4.03%) Public Cloud
6 35 (3.72%) Management Information System
7 29 (3.08%) Virtual Team
8 27 (2.87%) Driving Licence
9 24 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
10 23 (2.44%) Replication
11 18 (1.91%) Enterprise Storage
11 18 (1.91%) Fat Client
11 18 (1.91%) Thin Client
12 16 (1.70%) Client/Server
13 14 (1.49%) PKI
14 13 (1.38%) HP StoreVirtual
15 12 (1.27%) Blackberry
16 11 (1.17%) Fintech
17 8 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 8 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 765 (81.21%) Windows
2 409 (43.42%) Windows Server
3 255 (27.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 178 (18.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 164 (17.41%) Windows 7
6 141 (14.97%) Windows 10
7 136 (14.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 132 (14.01%) Linux
9 68 (7.22%) Windows 8
10 26 (2.76%) Windows XP
11 21 (2.23%) Mac OS
12 19 (2.02%) Apple iOS
12 19 (2.02%) Unix
13 11 (1.17%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.74%) Android
16 6 (0.64%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.53%) SUSE
18 4 (0.42%) CentOS
19 3 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (21.66%) ITIL
2 199 (21.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 132 (14.01%) Presales
4 121 (12.85%) Project Management
5 105 (11.15%) Service Delivery
6 83 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
7 77 (8.17%) Data Protection
8 67 (7.11%) Service Management
9 66 (7.01%) Identity Access Management
10 65 (6.90%) Patch Management
11 57 (6.05%) Agile Software Development
12 54 (5.73%) Vendor Relationship Management
13 51 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
13 51 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
14 49 (5.20%) Information Security
15 43 (4.56%) DevOps
16 42 (4.46%) Customer Requirements
16 42 (4.46%) Incident Management
16 42 (4.46%) ITIL V3
17 40 (4.25%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 165 (17.52%) SQL
2 75 (7.96%) PowerShell
3 57 (6.05%) Java
4 36 (3.82%) C#
5 35 (3.72%) Python
6 33 (3.50%) JavaScript
7 28 (2.97%) PL/SQL
8 26 (2.76%) Shell Script
9 25 (2.65%) Scala
10 23 (2.44%) VBScript
11 17 (1.80%) Bash Shell
12 9 (0.96%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.64%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.21%) C
14 2 (0.21%) R
15 1 (0.11%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.11%) OpenEdge ABL
15 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 234 (24.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 189 (20.06%) MCSE
3 107 (11.36%) MCSA
4 90 (9.55%) Degree
5 77 (8.17%) Security Cleared
6 64 (6.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 59 (6.26%) Cisco Certification
8 52 (5.52%) MCITP
8 52 (5.52%) MCP
9 44 (4.67%) ITIL Certification
10 40 (4.25%) CCNA
11 28 (2.97%) Master's Degree
12 23 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
13 21 (2.23%) CCNP
14 17 (1.80%) CCA
15 16 (1.70%) CISSP
16 14 (1.49%) SC Cleared
17 12 (1.27%) A+ Certification
18 11 (1.17%) CISM
19 9 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (9.87%) SLA
2 77 (8.17%) GDPR
3 34 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.38%) QA
5 11 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.74%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.64%) COBIT
7 6 (0.64%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.21%) PMO
10 1 (0.11%) IASME
System Software
1 291 (30.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 258 (27.39%) Hyper-V
3 48 (5.10%) vSphere
4 43 (4.56%) Docker
5 42 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
6 41 (4.35%) XenApp
7 35 (3.72%) XenDesktop
8 21 (2.23%) XenServer
9 20 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (2.02%) Terminal Services
11 18 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (1.38%) Forefront TMG
13 11 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.96%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.64%) Firmware
15 6 (0.64%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.42%) DFS Replication
18 2 (0.21%) Squid
Systems Management
1 202 (21.44%) SCCM
2 50 (5.31%) WSUS
3 44 (4.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 41 (4.35%) Kubernetes
5 39 (4.14%) SCOM
6 28 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
7 19 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
7 19 (2.02%) SCVMM
8 17 (1.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 17 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 14 (1.49%) Ansible
10 14 (1.49%) Terraform
11 13 (1.38%) Backup Exec
12 12 (1.27%) SCOrch
13 10 (1.06%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.96%) Mesos
14 9 (0.96%) rkt
15 7 (0.74%) vCenter Server
15 7 (0.74%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 605 (64.23%) Microsoft
2 427 (45.33%) VMware
3 212 (22.51%) Cisco
4 186 (19.75%) Citrix
5 132 (14.01%) HP
6 105 (11.15%) Dell
7 93 (9.87%) NetApp
8 68 (7.22%) McAfee
9 54 (5.73%) Symantec
10 52 (5.52%) IBM
11 44 (4.67%) Forcepoint
12 32 (3.40%) Veeam
13 30 (3.18%) CheckPoint
14 28 (2.97%) ForgeRock
15 25 (2.65%) 3PAR
15 25 (2.65%) Remedy
16 23 (2.44%) EqualLogic
17 22 (2.34%) Juniper
18 21 (2.23%) Nimble Storage
19 20 (2.12%) Apple