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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 28 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > Midlands
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 30 21 25
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4 -5
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 853 709 504
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.01% 7.73% 8.24%
As % of the System Software category 52.75% 46.01% 47.06%
Number of salaries quoted 772 632 420
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £23,000
25th Percentile £27,188 £28,500 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
75th Percentile £48,750 £48,375 £47,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,751 £56,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,617 1,541 1,071
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.29% 16.81% 17.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,296 1,270 874
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +9.89%
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £71,325 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

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 28 June 2022.

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 28 June 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
Jobs
West Midlands -5 550 £40,250 +0.63% 103
East Midlands -9 297 £31,000 -13.89% 72
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 668 (78.31%) Windows
2 515 (60.38%) Microsoft
3 469 (54.98%) Microsoft 365
4 380 (44.55%) Azure
5 373 (43.73%) Windows Server
6 324 (37.98%) VMware
7 238 (27.90%) Windows 10
8 227 (26.61%) DNS
9 225 (26.38%) Social Skills
10 195 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 192 (22.51%) ITIL
12 191 (22.39%) Microsoft Office
13 176 (20.63%) DHCP
14 165 (19.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 163 (19.11%) Firewall
16 145 (17.00%) Azure Active Directory
17 143 (16.76%) SharePoint
18 142 (16.65%) Citrix
19 136 (15.94%) SQL
19 136 (15.94%) PowerShell
20 135 (15.83%) MS Exchange
21 133 (15.59%) Cisco
22 131 (15.36%) Problem-Solving
23 126 (14.77%) Hyper-V
24 124 (14.54%) SCCM
25 120 (14.07%) Windows Server 2012
25 120 (14.07%) WAN
26 113 (13.25%) LAN
27 110 (12.90%) Windows Server 2019
28 100 (11.72%) SLA

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
1 143 (16.76%) SharePoint
2 135 (15.83%) MS Exchange
3 40 (4.69%) IIS
4 23 (2.70%) Skype for Business
5 13 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
5 13 (1.52%) WebLogic
5 13 (1.52%) WebLogic Portal
6 10 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.82%) Confluence
8 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.23%) JBoss
8 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 191 (22.39%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.12%) assyst
3 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.12%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 469 (54.98%) Microsoft 365
2 380 (44.55%) Azure
3 145 (17.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 80 (9.38%) AWS
5 64 (7.50%) OneDrive
6 51 (5.98%) Power Platform
7 30 (3.52%) Dynamics 365
8 21 (2.46%) IaaS
9 16 (1.88%) PaaS
9 16 (1.88%) Serverless
10 15 (1.76%) Mimecast
11 13 (1.52%) Nutanix
12 12 (1.41%) SaaS
13 11 (1.29%) PowerApps
14 9 (1.06%) Azure Key Vault
15 7 (0.82%) Google Workspace
16 6 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
16 6 (0.70%) Azure DevOps
16 6 (0.70%) Smartsheet
17 5 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 227 (26.61%) DNS
2 176 (20.63%) DHCP
3 163 (19.11%) Firewall
4 120 (14.07%) WAN
5 113 (13.25%) LAN
6 96 (11.25%) TCP/IP
7 81 (9.50%) VPN
8 55 (6.45%) VLAN
9 52 (6.10%) SAN
10 50 (5.86%) Wi-Fi
11 47 (5.51%) VoIP
11 47 (5.51%) Wireless
12 33 (3.87%) Skype
13 32 (3.75%) Internet
14 31 (3.63%) WLAN
15 26 (3.05%) Remote Desktop
16 17 (1.99%) Network Security
17 12 (1.41%) SD-WAN
18 11 (1.29%) IP Telephony
18 11 (1.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (10.32%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.28%) Power BI
3 18 (2.11%) Oracle Database
4 16 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.06%) Oracle Discoverer
8 7 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.23%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.23%) MS Access
11 2 (0.23%) MySQL
11 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.23%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.12%) Big Data
12 1 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (2.34%) JIRA
2 5 (0.59%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.59%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.35%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket Server
4 2 (0.23%) CA Release Automation
4 2 (0.23%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.23%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.12%) Ant
5 1 (0.12%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.12%) MSI
5 1 (0.12%) YouTrack
General
1 225 (26.38%) Social Skills
2 85 (9.96%) Law
3 56 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (5.51%) Finance
5 44 (5.16%) Manufacturing
6 31 (3.63%) Public Sector
7 28 (3.28%) Legal
7 28 (3.28%) Retail
8 21 (2.46%) Marketing
9 20 (2.34%) Games
10 19 (2.23%) Telecoms
11 17 (1.99%) Influencing Skills
12 13 (1.52%) Multimedia
13 11 (1.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 10 (1.17%) Banking
14 10 (1.17%) Organisational Skills
15 8 (0.94%) Italian Language
16 7 (0.82%) Documentation Skills
17 6 (0.70%) Advertising
18 5 (0.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 179 (20.98%) Analyst
2 131 (15.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 124 (14.54%) IT Engineer
4 116 (13.60%) IT Support
5 102 (11.96%) Support Analyst
6 93 (10.90%) Support Engineer
7 65 (7.62%) IT Technician
8 61 (7.15%) 2nd Line Support
9 49 (5.74%) Administrator
10 47 (5.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 46 (5.39%) IT Support Engineer
12 44 (5.16%) IT Analyst
13 39 (4.57%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 35 (4.10%) IT Support Analyst
15 31 (3.63%) IT Manager
16 29 (3.40%) Systems Administrator
17 28 (3.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 27 (3.17%) 1st Line Support
18 27 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 27 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.40%) LDAP
2 22 (2.58%) Web Services
3 18 (2.11%) .NET
4 9 (1.06%) HTML
5 6 (0.70%) ARM Templates
6 5 (0.59%) COM
6 5 (0.59%) CSS
6 5 (0.59%) EDI
6 5 (0.59%) REST
6 5 (0.59%) SAML
6 5 (0.59%) SOAP
6 5 (0.59%) WSDL
7 4 (0.47%) WML
7 4 (0.47%) XMPP
8 3 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.35%) LAMP
8 3 (0.35%) XML
9 2 (0.23%) Spring Boot
10 1 (0.12%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.12%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 75 (8.79%) Data Centre
2 67 (7.85%) Driving Licence
3 57 (6.68%) Clustering
4 40 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.11%) Public Cloud
7 15 (1.76%) Private Cloud
8 14 (1.64%) Blackberry
8 14 (1.64%) EPoS
8 14 (1.64%) Replication
9 13 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
9 13 (1.52%) iPad
10 11 (1.29%) PKI
11 10 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.17%) Fat Client
11 10 (1.17%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.06%) e-Health
13 8 (0.94%) CCTV
14 7 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
15 6 (0.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 668 (78.31%) Windows
2 373 (43.73%) Windows Server
3 238 (27.90%) Windows 10
4 120 (14.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 110 (12.90%) Windows Server 2019
6 75 (8.79%) Linux
6 75 (8.79%) Windows Server 2016
7 61 (7.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (5.86%) Windows 7
9 36 (4.22%) Unix
10 34 (3.99%) Mac OS
11 27 (3.17%) Android
11 27 (3.17%) Solaris
12 21 (2.46%) Apple iOS
13 19 (2.23%) Windows XP
14 14 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (1.29%) SUSE
16 8 (0.94%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.59%) VMS
18 4 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (22.51%) ITIL
2 165 (19.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 131 (15.36%) Problem-Solving
4 87 (10.20%) Change Management
5 78 (9.14%) Service Delivery
6 76 (8.91%) Mentoring
7 57 (6.68%) Project Management
8 51 (5.98%) Incident Management
9 48 (5.63%) Agile
9 48 (5.63%) Problem Management
10 47 (5.51%) Project Delivery
11 44 (5.16%) Business Continuity
11 44 (5.16%) Migration
12 43 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
12 43 (5.04%) ERP
13 42 (4.92%) IT Strategy
14 36 (4.22%) Service Management
15 35 (4.10%) Capacity Management
15 35 (4.10%) ITSM
16 33 (3.87%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (15.94%) PowerShell
1 136 (15.94%) SQL
2 33 (3.87%) Bash
3 18 (2.11%) JavaScript
4 15 (1.76%) Python
5 13 (1.52%) VB
6 10 (1.17%) VBScript
7 9 (1.06%) Perl
8 8 (0.94%) Java
9 7 (0.82%) Bourne shell
9 7 (0.82%) C-shell
10 6 (0.70%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.47%) C#
12 3 (0.35%) Go
13 1 (0.12%) C
13 1 (0.12%) C++
13 1 (0.12%) Groovy
13 1 (0.12%) R
13 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (10.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (8.56%) Degree
3 47 (5.51%) MCSE
4 45 (5.28%) Security Cleared
5 41 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (4.69%) CCNA
7 20 (2.34%) MCP
8 19 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (1.99%) MCSA
10 13 (1.52%) DBS Check
10 13 (1.52%) SC Cleared
11 10 (1.17%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 10 (1.17%) Master's Degree
12 9 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (0.94%) CCNP
13 8 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.82%) A+ Certification
15 6 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.47%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (11.72%) SLA
2 24 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.34%) Cyber Essentials
4 16 (1.88%) GDPR
5 12 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.59%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.59%) PMO
7 3 (0.35%) QA
8 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.23%) NIST
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 195 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 126 (14.77%) Hyper-V
3 56 (6.57%) VMware ESXi
4 42 (4.92%) XenApp
5 27 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (3.05%) vSphere
6 26 (3.05%) XenDesktop
7 13 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (0.35%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.35%) Docker
10 3 (0.35%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.12%) Postfix
12 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 124 (14.54%) SCCM
2 82 (9.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 32 (3.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 29 (3.40%) Microsoft Clustering
4 29 (3.40%) WSUS
5 28 (3.28%) Single Sign-On
6 20 (2.34%) Terraform
7 17 (1.99%) SCOM
8 16 (1.88%) Ansible
9 12 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
9 12 (1.41%) Kubernetes
9 12 (1.41%) NetBackup
10 11 (1.29%) Backup Exec
10 11 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (0.94%) FortiGate
12 8 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (0.82%) Jamf Pro
14 6 (0.70%) vCenter Server
15 5 (0.59%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 515 (60.38%) Microsoft
2 324 (37.98%) VMware
3 142 (16.65%) Citrix
4 133 (15.59%) Cisco
5 73 (8.56%) Veeam
6 41 (4.81%) Meraki
7 38 (4.45%) HP
8 36 (4.22%) Oracle
9 32 (3.75%) Apple
9 32 (3.75%) Dell
10 29 (3.40%) ServiceNow
11 23 (2.70%) Google
12 19 (2.23%) SolarWinds
13 18 (2.11%) Red Hat
14 17 (1.99%) Sophos
15 16 (1.88%) Acronis
15 16 (1.88%) Avaya
16 15 (1.76%) Symantec
16 15 (1.76%) Veritas
17 14 (1.64%) NetApp