Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 34 20
Rank change year-on-year +9 -14 +6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 818 261 1,029
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.79% 6.65% 9.13%
As % of the System Software category 45.32% 39.07% 52.69%
Number of salaries quoted 719 233 854
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,250 £21,913
25th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +7.69%
75th Percentile £47,750 £43,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +16.44% -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 the Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,805 668 1,953
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.19% 17.02% 17.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,464 569 1,662
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £56,628 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.96% +10.00% -

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the Midlands

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Active Directory in the Midlands

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 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
West Midlands +8 489 £37,500 - 121
East Midlands +7 325 £37,500 +7.14% 104
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 654 (79.95%) Windows
2 506 (61.86%) Microsoft
3 462 (56.48%) Microsoft 365
4 421 (51.47%) Windows Server
5 385 (47.07%) VMware
6 361 (44.13%) Azure
7 236 (28.85%) Windows 10
8 224 (27.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 207 (25.31%) Social Skills
10 185 (22.62%) DNS
11 164 (20.05%) ITIL
12 157 (19.19%) DHCP
12 157 (19.19%) Hyper-V
13 154 (18.83%) Firewall
14 152 (18.58%) SQL Server
15 150 (18.34%) Microsoft Office
16 137 (16.75%) SCCM
17 132 (16.14%) SQL
18 131 (16.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 129 (15.77%) Cisco
20 121 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
21 117 (14.30%) LAN
22 113 (13.81%) Microsoft Certification
23 112 (13.69%) Citrix
23 112 (13.69%) WAN
24 109 (13.33%) SharePoint
24 109 (13.33%) Linux
25 108 (13.20%) MS Exchange
26 107 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
27 105 (12.84%) PowerShell

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
1 109 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 108 (13.20%) MS Exchange
3 74 (9.05%) IIS
4 11 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (1.22%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.86%) SAS
7 5 (0.61%) Confluence
7 5 (0.61%) nginx
8 4 (0.49%) Apache
8 4 (0.49%) CMS
8 4 (0.49%) Drupal
8 4 (0.49%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 150 (18.34%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.73%) Siemens NX
4 6 (0.73%) Solid Edge
5 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.73%) Teamcenter
3 5 (0.61%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.37%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.37%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.37%) Workfront
6 1 (0.12%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 462 (56.48%) Microsoft 365
2 361 (44.13%) Azure
3 102 (12.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 83 (10.15%) AWS
5 43 (5.26%) Power Platform
6 37 (4.52%) IaaS
7 33 (4.03%) PaaS
8 31 (3.79%) OneDrive
9 26 (3.18%) SaaS
10 25 (3.06%) Dynamics 365
11 20 (2.44%) PowerApps
12 18 (2.20%) Serverless
13 16 (1.96%) Power Automate
14 8 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (0.98%) Mimecast
15 6 (0.73%) Azure Sentinel
16 5 (0.61%) Azure Key Vault
17 4 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
17 4 (0.49%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 4 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 185 (22.62%) DNS
2 157 (19.19%) DHCP
3 154 (18.83%) Firewall
4 117 (14.30%) LAN
5 112 (13.69%) WAN
6 84 (10.27%) TCP/IP
7 83 (10.15%) VPN
8 68 (8.31%) SAN
9 54 (6.60%) VLAN
10 53 (6.48%) Wireless
11 40 (4.89%) Wi-Fi
12 33 (4.03%) Remote Desktop
13 27 (3.30%) Network Security
14 24 (2.93%) VoIP
15 21 (2.57%) Internet
16 16 (1.96%) Skype
17 15 (1.83%) NAS
18 9 (1.10%) SSL
19 8 (0.98%) MPLS
20 6 (0.73%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (18.58%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.57%) Power BI
3 19 (2.32%) MySQL
4 10 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (0.86%) Data Lake
5 7 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.37%) EDRMS
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.37%) SAP HANA
7 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.12%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.34%) JIRA
2 6 (0.73%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.49%) Bitbucket
3 4 (0.49%) Burp Suite
3 4 (0.49%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.49%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.37%) Selenium
5 1 (0.12%) GitLab
5 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 207 (25.31%) Social Skills
2 56 (6.85%) Manufacturing
3 46 (5.62%) Law
4 44 (5.38%) Public Sector
5 42 (5.13%) Finance
6 37 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (4.40%) Telecoms
8 26 (3.18%) Retail
9 24 (2.93%) Automotive
10 17 (2.08%) Back Office
11 16 (1.96%) Documentation Skills
12 11 (1.34%) Presentation Skills
13 7 (0.86%) Banking
13 7 (0.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 6 (0.73%) Organisational Skills
15 5 (0.61%) Legal
16 4 (0.49%) German Language
16 4 (0.49%) Local Government
17 3 (0.37%) French Language
17 3 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 134 (16.38%) IT Engineer
1 134 (16.38%) Support Engineer
2 133 (16.26%) Analyst
3 120 (14.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 118 (14.43%) IT Support
5 72 (8.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 57 (6.97%) Support Analyst
7 56 (6.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 50 (6.11%) IT Analyst
9 48 (5.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 47 (5.75%) IT Support Engineer
10 47 (5.75%) Service Analyst
10 47 (5.75%) Service Desk Analyst
11 40 (4.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 39 (4.77%) IT Technician
13 36 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
13 36 (4.40%) Administrator
13 36 (4.40%) Architect
14 35 (4.28%) Windows Engineer
15 33 (4.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (6.36%) Web Services
2 12 (1.47%) SAML
3 9 (1.10%) .NET
4 7 (0.86%) ARM Templates
5 6 (0.73%) LDAP
6 5 (0.61%) JSON
6 5 (0.61%) YAML
7 4 (0.49%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.49%) EDI
7 4 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.49%) REST
8 3 (0.37%) OAuth
9 2 (0.24%) PySpark
9 2 (0.24%) RESTful
9 2 (0.24%) SOAP
10 1 (0.12%) .NET Core
10 1 (0.12%) HTML
10 1 (0.12%) MSMQ
10 1 (0.12%) OAuth2
10 1 (0.12%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 79 (9.66%) Data Centre
2 65 (7.95%) Clustering
3 51 (6.23%) Driving Licence
4 45 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (3.91%) Public Cloud
6 25 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.57%) PKI
8 19 (2.32%) Fat Client
8 19 (2.32%) Thin Client
9 17 (2.08%) Smartphone
10 13 (1.59%) User Experience
11 12 (1.47%) Replication
12 10 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (0.98%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.98%) iPhone
14 7 (0.86%) FMCG
14 7 (0.86%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.73%) CCTV
16 5 (0.61%) HP Storage
16 5 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 654 (79.95%) Windows
2 421 (51.47%) Windows Server
3 236 (28.85%) Windows 10
4 109 (13.33%) Linux
5 107 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 97 (11.86%) Windows Server 2016
7 93 (11.37%) Windows 7
8 88 (10.76%) Windows Server 2019
9 65 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (3.30%) Windows XP
11 23 (2.81%) Android
12 21 (2.57%) Unix
13 20 (2.44%) Windows 8
14 17 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (1.96%) Apple iOS
16 10 (1.22%) CentOS
17 6 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (0.61%) Mac OS
19 4 (0.49%) Kali Linux
19 4 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (20.05%) ITIL
2 131 (16.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 121 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
4 60 (7.33%) DevOps
5 59 (7.21%) Service Management
6 55 (6.72%) Project Delivery
7 51 (6.23%) Project Management
8 49 (5.99%) Presales
9 47 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
10 40 (4.89%) Cybersecurity
11 38 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (4.52%) Migration
12 37 (4.52%) Patch Management
12 37 (4.52%) Security Patching
13 36 (4.40%) Mentoring
14 35 (4.28%) Capacity Management
14 35 (4.28%) CRM
15 29 (3.55%) Root Cause Analysis
16 27 (3.30%) Coaching
16 27 (3.30%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 132 (16.14%) SQL
2 105 (12.84%) PowerShell
3 18 (2.20%) Python
4 14 (1.71%) Bash Shell
5 6 (0.73%) Shell Script
5 6 (0.73%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.49%) C
6 4 (0.49%) Lua
6 4 (0.49%) Ruby
6 4 (0.49%) VBScript
7 2 (0.24%) C#
7 2 (0.24%) Korn
8 1 (0.12%) PHP
8 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 113 (13.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (5.99%) MCSA
3 48 (5.87%) MCSE
4 41 (5.01%) Degree
5 33 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (2.93%) CCNA
7 23 (2.81%) A+ Certification
7 23 (2.81%) MCITP
8 21 (2.57%) Citrix Certification
8 21 (2.57%) Security Cleared
9 19 (2.32%) SC Cleared
10 18 (2.20%) MCP
11 17 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (1.96%) CCNP
13 12 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (1.10%) DBS Check
15 8 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (0.86%) AWS Certification
17 6 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
18 5 (0.61%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (11.25%) SLA
2 16 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.47%) PMO
3 12 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.10%) QA
5 7 (0.86%) GDPR
6 6 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.24%) NIST
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 224 (27.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 157 (19.19%) Hyper-V
3 89 (10.88%) VMware ESXi
4 70 (8.56%) vSphere
5 37 (4.52%) XenApp
6 36 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
7 31 (3.79%) XenDesktop
8 26 (3.18%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (1.34%) BitLocker
10 10 (1.22%) Docker
10 10 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.73%) NFS
12 5 (0.61%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.49%) KVM
13 4 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.37%) Firmware
15 1 (0.12%) Snort
15 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 137 (16.75%) SCCM
2 92 (11.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 52 (6.36%) WSUS
4 49 (5.99%) Microsoft Clustering
5 39 (4.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 32 (3.91%) Single Sign-On
7 28 (3.42%) SCOM
8 19 (2.32%) Ansible
9 13 (1.59%) Kubernetes
10 12 (1.47%) Backup Exec
10 12 (1.47%) Terraform
11 10 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 9 (1.10%) AirWatch
13 7 (0.86%) Nessus
13 7 (0.86%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.86%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.61%) HAProxy
14 5 (0.61%) Prometheus
14 5 (0.61%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.61%) vRealize
Vendors
1 506 (61.86%) Microsoft
2 385 (47.07%) VMware
3 129 (15.77%) Cisco
4 112 (13.69%) Citrix
5 50 (6.11%) Apple
6 48 (5.87%) Veeam
7 41 (5.01%) Dell
8 34 (4.16%) HP
9 29 (3.55%) NetApp
10 28 (3.42%) ServiceNow
11 22 (2.69%) SolarWinds
12 19 (2.32%) Sophos
13 18 (2.20%) Meraki
14 16 (1.96%) Oracle
15 14 (1.71%) Aruba
15 14 (1.71%) CheckPoint
15 14 (1.71%) SonicWALL
16 13 (1.59%) SAP
17 12 (1.47%) MAPICS
17 12 (1.47%) McAfee