Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > Midlands
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 20 27
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 +12
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 461 1,137 1,095
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.01% 9.40% 7.46%
As % of the System Software category 45.55% 53.28% 54.59%
Number of salaries quoted 414 917 919
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +11.94% -4.29%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +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 1,012 2,134 2,006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.58% 17.64% 13.66%
Number of salaries quoted 822 1,709 1,535
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £22,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.00% +5.26% +7.95%

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 15 July 2020.

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 15 July 2020. 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 -4 295 £40,000 +6.67% 29
East Midlands -3 164 £35,000 -6.67% 16
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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.

1 378 (82.00%) Windows
2 305 (66.16%) Microsoft
3 227 (49.24%) VMware
4 220 (47.72%) Office 365
5 187 (40.56%) Windows Server
6 183 (39.70%) Azure
7 137 (29.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 127 (27.55%) Hyper-V
9 124 (26.90%) Citrix
9 124 (26.90%) DNS
10 123 (26.68%) ITIL
11 116 (25.16%) Windows 10
12 105 (22.78%) DHCP
13 101 (21.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 98 (21.26%) TCP/IP
15 96 (20.82%) SCCM
16 95 (20.61%) Cisco
17 92 (19.96%) Microsoft Certification
18 88 (19.09%) Firewall
19 84 (18.22%) MS Exchange
20 81 (17.57%) SAN
21 76 (16.49%) Windows Server 2012
21 76 (16.49%) Data Centre
22 73 (15.84%) SQL Server
23 69 (14.97%) PowerShell
24 68 (14.75%) SQL
25 65 (14.10%) Windows 7
26 64 (13.88%) LAN
27 61 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
28 59 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008

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 84 (18.22%) MS Exchange
2 32 (6.94%) SharePoint
3 27 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (3.25%) IIS
6 8 (1.74%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.30%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.87%) Apache
9 3 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.43%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 49 (10.63%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
1 6 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 220 (47.72%) Office 365
2 183 (39.70%) Azure
3 48 (10.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 36 (7.81%) IaaS
5 34 (7.38%) AWS
6 26 (5.64%) PaaS
7 21 (4.56%) SaaS
8 16 (3.47%) Power Platform
9 13 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (2.60%) OneDrive
11 8 (1.74%) Power Automate
12 4 (0.87%) ShareGate
13 3 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.65%) PowerApps
14 2 (0.43%) G Suite
15 1 (0.22%) Amazon Cognito
15 1 (0.22%) AWS CodePipeline
15 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
15 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
15 1 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 124 (26.90%) DNS
2 105 (22.78%) DHCP
3 98 (21.26%) TCP/IP
4 88 (19.09%) Firewall
5 81 (17.57%) SAN
6 64 (13.88%) LAN
7 58 (12.58%) WAN
8 42 (9.11%) VPN
9 26 (5.64%) VLAN
10 25 (5.42%) Remote Desktop
11 23 (4.99%) iSCSI
12 19 (4.12%) Fibre Channel
13 16 (3.47%) VoIP
13 16 (3.47%) Wireless
14 14 (3.04%) NAS
15 13 (2.82%) Internet
16 12 (2.60%) NetScaler
17 11 (2.39%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (2.39%) Network Security
17 11 (2.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (15.84%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (1.74%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.08%) Power BI
7 4 (0.87%) Informix
8 3 (0.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.65%) Big Data
8 3 (0.65%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.65%) DB2
8 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Bazaar
1 3 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.43%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.22%) MSI
General
1 34 (7.38%) Public Sector
2 31 (6.72%) Finance
3 24 (5.21%) Retail
4 12 (2.60%) Games
4 12 (2.60%) Local Government
5 10 (2.17%) Marketing
6 8 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.08%) Automotive
7 5 (1.08%) Law
7 5 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.87%) Legal
9 2 (0.43%) Advertising
9 2 (0.43%) Back Office
9 2 (0.43%) Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 96 (20.82%) Analyst
2 70 (15.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 47 (10.20%) IT Engineer
4 41 (8.89%) Administrator
5 40 (8.68%) IT Support
6 38 (8.24%) Support Engineer
7 30 (6.51%) IT Analyst
8 25 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
8 25 (5.42%) Support Analyst
8 25 (5.42%) Systems Engineer
9 23 (4.99%) Systems Administrator
10 22 (4.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 20 (4.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 18 (3.90%) Consultant
12 18 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
12 18 (3.90%) Team Leader
13 16 (3.47%) Infrastructure Support
14 15 (3.25%) Network Engineer
15 14 (3.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (3.04%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.60%) LDAP
2 7 (1.52%) Web Services
3 6 (1.30%) .NET
4 4 (0.87%) Middleware
5 3 (0.65%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.65%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.65%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.65%) ASP.NET Core
5 3 (0.65%) Entity Framework
5 3 (0.65%) Razor View Engine
5 3 (0.65%) SAML
6 2 (0.43%) iBATIS
6 2 (0.43%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.43%) Spring
6 2 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.22%) Node.js
7 1 (0.22%) RESTful
7 1 (0.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 76 (16.49%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.29%) Clustering
2 29 (6.29%) Self-Motivation
3 28 (6.07%) Management Information System
4 26 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (5.21%) Enterprise Storage
6 15 (3.25%) Replication
7 13 (2.82%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.39%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.74%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.52%) Device Driver
10 7 (1.52%) User Experience
11 6 (1.30%) FMCG
11 6 (1.30%) NHS
12 5 (1.08%) Handset
13 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Licensing
13 4 (0.87%) PKI
14 3 (0.65%) Private Cloud
14 3 (0.65%) Social Media
14 3 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 378 (82.00%) Windows
2 187 (40.56%) Windows Server
3 116 (25.16%) Windows 10
4 76 (16.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (14.10%) Windows 7
6 59 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (11.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 34 (7.38%) Linux
9 14 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (2.17%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.95%) Ubuntu
11 9 (1.95%) Unix
11 9 (1.95%) Windows Server 2019
12 8 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.52%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.52%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.30%) Android
15 3 (0.65%) CentOS
15 3 (0.65%) HPUX
16 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (26.68%) ITIL
2 101 (21.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 61 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
4 47 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 43 (9.33%) Change Management
6 40 (8.68%) Project Delivery
7 37 (8.03%) Change Control
8 31 (6.72%) Service Management
9 28 (6.07%) Process Improvement
9 28 (6.07%) Security Management
10 26 (5.64%) Patch Management
10 26 (5.64%) Server Management
11 25 (5.42%) Information Security
11 25 (5.42%) Line Management
11 25 (5.42%) Mentoring
12 24 (5.21%) Project Management
12 24 (5.21%) Service Delivery
13 23 (4.99%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (4.34%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (4.34%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 69 (14.97%) PowerShell
2 68 (14.75%) SQL
3 9 (1.95%) T-SQL
3 9 (1.95%) VBScript
4 6 (1.30%) Shell Script
5 4 (0.87%) C
5 4 (0.87%) C#
6 3 (0.65%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.43%) Java
7 2 (0.43%) R
8 1 (0.22%) KiXtart
8 1 (0.22%) Python
8 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 92 (19.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (12.36%) MCSE
3 54 (11.71%) MCSA
4 21 (4.56%) Degree
5 18 (3.90%) Security Cleared
5 18 (3.90%) Server+ Certification
6 16 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (3.25%) CCNA
8 14 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (2.39%) SC Cleared
11 10 (2.17%) AWS Certification
12 9 (1.95%) CCNP
13 8 (1.74%) MCITP
13 8 (1.74%) MCTS
14 5 (1.08%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.87%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.87%) MCP
15 4 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
16 3 (0.65%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (11.50%) SLA
2 35 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.17%) GDPR
4 9 (1.95%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.08%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.65%) QA
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 137 (29.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 127 (27.55%) Hyper-V
3 32 (6.94%) XenApp
4 30 (6.51%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (5.64%) vSphere
6 16 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (3.25%) XenDesktop
8 12 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (1.74%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.87%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.87%) Firmware
11 4 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.65%) Docker
12 3 (0.65%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.43%) vCloud
13 2 (0.43%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.43%) Xen
14 1 (0.22%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 96 (20.82%) SCCM
2 37 (8.03%) SCOM
3 31 (6.72%) Microsoft Intune
4 28 (6.07%) WSUS
5 18 (3.90%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (2.60%) vCenter Server
7 8 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (1.52%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (1.08%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.87%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.87%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.87%) SCSM
11 4 (0.87%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.87%) Terraform
11 4 (0.87%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.65%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.43%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 305 (66.16%) Microsoft
2 227 (49.24%) VMware
3 124 (26.90%) Citrix
4 95 (20.61%) Cisco
5 56 (12.15%) NetApp
6 51 (11.06%) Dell
7 33 (7.16%) HP
8 28 (6.07%) Veeam
9 23 (4.99%) EqualLogic
10 15 (3.25%) Red Hat
10 15 (3.25%) Remedy
11 13 (2.82%) Palo Alto
12 11 (2.39%) Avaya
12 11 (2.39%) EMC
12 11 (2.39%) Google
12 11 (2.39%) McAfee
13 9 (1.95%) iManage
13 9 (1.95%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.95%) Symantec
14 8 (1.74%) Nintex