Period
to 18 November 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 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 25 36
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11 -10
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 991 975 954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.76% 7.48% 6.23%
As % of the System Software category 51.72% 50.03% 54.36%
Number of salaries quoted 837 760 828
Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £34,125 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% +8.33% -3.08%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,500 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

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 1,916 1,949 1,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.94% 14.96% 11.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,615 1,445 1,419
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £64,733 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 November 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 November 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 +7 647 £37,500 +2.74% 139
East Midlands +3 344 £37,000 +19.35% 110
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 783 (79.01%) Windows
2 673 (67.91%) Microsoft
3 465 (46.92%) Office 365
4 444 (44.80%) Windows Server
5 411 (41.47%) VMware
6 356 (35.92%) Azure
7 282 (28.46%) Windows 10
8 276 (27.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 274 (27.65%) MS Exchange
10 254 (25.63%) ITIL
11 247 (24.92%) Citrix
12 244 (24.62%) DNS
13 223 (22.50%) Hyper-V
14 217 (21.90%) DHCP
15 210 (21.19%) Microsoft Office
16 201 (20.28%) SCCM
17 200 (20.18%) Cisco
18 197 (19.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 183 (18.47%) Windows Server 2012
20 180 (18.16%) Firewall
21 160 (16.15%) Windows Server 2008
22 158 (15.94%) SQL
23 137 (13.82%) WAN
23 137 (13.82%) Windows 7
24 135 (13.62%) PowerShell
25 134 (13.52%) SQL Server
26 131 (13.22%) LAN
27 123 (12.41%) Microsoft Certification
28 122 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
29 121 (12.21%) Data Centre

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
1 274 (27.65%) MS Exchange
2 72 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 72 (7.27%) SharePoint
3 54 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 45 (4.54%) IIS
5 38 (3.83%) Skype for Business
6 13 (1.31%) IBM Notes
7 12 (1.21%) SAS
8 10 (1.01%) Apache
8 10 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.40%) nginx
11 2 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.10%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 210 (21.19%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.91%) Acrobat
5 9 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.10%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 9 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (0.81%) Workfront
3 6 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.10%) Line 50
4 1 (0.10%) Line 500
4 1 (0.10%) Pegasus Opera
4 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.10%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 465 (46.92%) Office 365
2 356 (35.92%) Azure
3 112 (11.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 110 (11.10%) AWS
5 49 (4.94%) IaaS
6 42 (4.24%) PaaS
7 30 (3.03%) SaaS
8 19 (1.92%) OneDrive
9 18 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (1.61%) G Suite
11 15 (1.51%) Power Platform
12 14 (1.41%) Serverless
13 12 (1.21%) Azure Functions
14 8 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 8 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.50%) Yammer
16 4 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 4 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.40%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 244 (24.62%) DNS
2 217 (21.90%) DHCP
3 180 (18.16%) Firewall
4 137 (13.82%) WAN
5 131 (13.22%) LAN
6 103 (10.39%) TCP/IP
7 78 (7.87%) SAN
7 78 (7.87%) VPN
8 61 (6.16%) VLAN
9 47 (4.74%) Remote Desktop
10 45 (4.54%) Internet
11 41 (4.14%) NAS
12 33 (3.33%) Wireless
13 32 (3.23%) VoIP
14 25 (2.52%) Skype
15 22 (2.22%) iSCSI
16 19 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
17 18 (1.82%) WLAN
18 17 (1.72%) Intranet
18 17 (1.72%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
5 12 (1.21%) MySQL
6 11 (1.11%) Power BI
6 11 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (0.50%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (0.50%) DataStage
10 5 (0.50%) IBM PureData
10 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.30%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.30%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (1.21%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
3 10 (1.01%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.50%) JIRA
4 5 (0.50%) MSI
4 5 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.40%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.30%) Subversion
7 2 (0.20%) Chocolatey
7 2 (0.20%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.10%) GitLab
8 1 (0.10%) MSTest
8 1 (0.10%) NUnit
General
1 82 (8.27%) Finance
2 57 (5.75%) Public Sector
3 54 (5.45%) Retail
4 18 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 15 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.41%) Automotive
7 13 (1.31%) Publishing
8 11 (1.11%) French Language
9 10 (1.01%) Aerospace
10 9 (0.91%) Local Government
11 8 (0.81%) Marketing
12 7 (0.71%) Games
12 7 (0.71%) Law
13 6 (0.61%) Advertising
13 6 (0.61%) German Language
13 6 (0.61%) Legal
14 4 (0.40%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.30%) Banking
16 2 (0.20%) Social Housing
17 1 (0.10%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 165 (16.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 150 (15.14%) Analyst
3 133 (13.42%) Support Engineer
4 114 (11.50%) IT Support
5 109 (11.00%) IT Engineer
6 64 (6.46%) Support Analyst
7 60 (6.05%) Consultant
8 59 (5.95%) IT Support Engineer
9 54 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
10 48 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 45 (4.54%) IT Analyst
12 41 (4.14%) Administrator
13 40 (4.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 37 (3.73%) Developer
14 37 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
15 35 (3.53%) Infrastructure Manager
16 32 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
16 32 (3.23%) Azure Engineer
17 31 (3.13%) Technical Support
18 30 (3.03%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (5.85%) .NET
2 45 (4.54%) Web Services
3 30 (3.03%) SAML
4 29 (2.93%) HTML
5 23 (2.32%) JSON
6 18 (1.82%) Node.js
7 17 (1.72%) J2EE
8 16 (1.61%) HTML5
8 16 (1.61%) OAuth
9 15 (1.51%) ASP.NET
9 15 (1.51%) XML
10 10 (1.01%) CSS
10 10 (1.01%) LDAP
11 6 (0.61%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.50%) COM
12 5 (0.50%) RESTful
13 3 (0.30%) DirectX
13 3 (0.30%) Razor View Engine
13 3 (0.30%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 121 (12.21%) Data Centre
2 65 (6.56%) Driving Licence
3 51 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (3.94%) Management Information System
6 29 (2.93%) Public Cloud
7 27 (2.72%) Virtual Team
8 25 (2.52%) Client/Server
9 23 (2.32%) Clustering
10 21 (2.12%) Enterprise Storage
11 17 (1.72%) User Experience
12 15 (1.51%) PKI
13 14 (1.41%) iPhone
13 14 (1.41%) Replication
14 12 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
15 11 (1.11%) Blackberry
15 11 (1.11%) CCTV
15 11 (1.11%) Fat Client
15 11 (1.11%) Handset
15 11 (1.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 783 (79.01%) Windows
2 444 (44.80%) Windows Server
3 282 (28.46%) Windows 10
4 183 (18.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 160 (16.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 137 (13.82%) Windows 7
7 90 (9.08%) Linux
8 66 (6.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (4.74%) Windows 8
10 34 (3.43%) Apple iOS
11 29 (2.93%) Windows XP
12 18 (1.82%) Android
13 15 (1.51%) Mac OS
14 13 (1.31%) Windows Vista
15 11 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (1.01%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.81%) CentOS
17 8 (0.81%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.81%) Unix
18 7 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (25.63%) ITIL
2 197 (19.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 122 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
4 93 (9.38%) Change Management
5 82 (8.27%) Migration
6 75 (7.57%) Service Delivery
7 74 (7.47%) Service Management
8 72 (7.27%) Project Management
9 62 (6.26%) Project Delivery
10 56 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
11 55 (5.55%) Mentoring
12 54 (5.45%) High Availability
13 44 (4.44%) ITSM
14 42 (4.24%) Asset Management
14 42 (4.24%) Presales
15 40 (4.04%) Server Management
16 39 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
16 39 (3.94%) Problem Management
17 38 (3.83%) Identity Access Management
18 37 (3.73%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 158 (15.94%) SQL
2 135 (13.62%) PowerShell
3 52 (5.25%) C#
4 29 (2.93%) JavaScript
5 27 (2.72%) T-SQL
6 20 (2.02%) VB
7 18 (1.82%) VBScript
8 9 (0.91%) PHP
9 8 (0.81%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.61%) C
10 6 (0.61%) Java
10 6 (0.61%) VBA
11 5 (0.50%) Python
12 4 (0.40%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.30%) Delphi
13 3 (0.30%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.20%) R
15 1 (0.10%) ActionScript 2.0
15 1 (0.10%) BeanShell
15 1 (0.10%) Perl
Qualifications
1 123 (12.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (7.87%) MCSE
3 64 (6.46%) MCSA
4 39 (3.94%) Degree
5 33 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (2.62%) MCP
7 24 (2.42%) CCNA
8 23 (2.32%) Security Cleared
9 22 (2.22%) DBS Check
10 17 (1.72%) CISSP
10 17 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
11 16 (1.61%) Master's Degree
12 14 (1.41%) CCA
12 14 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.31%) SC Cleared
14 11 (1.11%) CCNP
15 8 (0.81%) MCITP
16 7 (0.71%) CISM
17 6 (0.61%) MCTS
17 6 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (11.10%) SLA
2 31 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.21%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.91%) COBIT
5 7 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.50%) QA
7 4 (0.40%) GDPR
8 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 2 (0.20%) NIST
9 2 (0.20%) PMO
10 1 (0.10%) BS25999
10 1 (0.10%) PSD2
System Software
1 276 (27.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 223 (22.50%) Hyper-V
3 117 (11.81%) XenApp
4 66 (6.66%) XenDesktop
5 54 (5.45%) vSphere
6 40 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (3.33%) Docker
8 28 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (2.72%) Virtual Servers
10 22 (2.22%) Terminal Services
11 19 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 19 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
12 17 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (1.41%) Firmware
14 9 (0.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 7 (0.71%) DFS Replication
16 6 (0.61%) Terminal Server
17 4 (0.40%) Postfix
18 3 (0.30%) BitLocker
19 2 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 201 (20.28%) SCCM
2 90 (9.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 59 (5.95%) WSUS
4 51 (5.15%) Backup Exec
5 27 (2.72%) Kubernetes
6 23 (2.32%) SCOM
7 16 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 16 (1.61%) NetBackup
7 16 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
8 14 (1.41%) Ansible
9 13 (1.31%) AirWatch
10 12 (1.21%) Terraform
11 10 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 10 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (1.01%) Puppet
12 9 (0.91%) SCVMM
13 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
13 8 (0.81%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 673 (67.91%) Microsoft
2 411 (41.47%) VMware
3 247 (24.92%) Citrix
4 200 (20.18%) Cisco
5 80 (8.07%) NetApp
6 65 (6.56%) HP
7 52 (5.25%) Dell
8 51 (5.15%) Veeam
9 50 (5.05%) Symantec
10 39 (3.94%) McAfee
11 38 (3.83%) SolarWinds
12 36 (3.63%) Apple
13 24 (2.42%) Meraki
14 23 (2.32%) 3PAR
15 22 (2.22%) ServiceNow
16 21 (2.12%) Ivanti
16 21 (2.12%) Remedy
17 20 (2.02%) Avaya
17 20 (2.02%) Cylance
18 19 (1.92%) Trend Micro