Period
to 18 January 2022

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

Microsoft Active Directory
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 27 26 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 +7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 824 412 941
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.91% 7.62% 8.97%
As % of the System Software category 48.44% 42.78% 52.45%
Number of salaries quoted 708 365 772
10th Percentile £22,250 £21,850 £21,750
25th Percentile £25,500 £27,500 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year - - -6.67%
75th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year -3.75% +9.59% -2.67%

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 1,701 963 1,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.34% 17.81% 17.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,368 829 1,491
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -5.88%
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +3 509 £36,500 +0.69% 152
East Midlands -6 308 £35,000 +4.48% 87
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 658 (79.85%) Windows
2 493 (59.83%) Microsoft 365
3 474 (57.52%) Microsoft
4 388 (47.09%) Windows Server
5 382 (46.36%) Azure
6 360 (43.69%) VMware
7 290 (35.19%) Windows 10
8 237 (28.76%) Social Skills
9 215 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 212 (25.73%) ITIL
11 179 (21.72%) DNS
12 163 (19.78%) Microsoft Office
13 153 (18.57%) DHCP
14 148 (17.96%) SharePoint
15 145 (17.60%) Problem-Solving
16 136 (16.50%) Firewall
17 134 (16.26%) SQL Server
17 134 (16.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 133 (16.14%) Hyper-V
19 132 (16.02%) Citrix
20 130 (15.78%) SCCM
21 129 (15.66%) Azure Active Directory
22 118 (14.32%) SQL
22 118 (14.32%) Cisco
23 111 (13.47%) LAN
24 104 (12.62%) WAN
25 103 (12.50%) SLA
26 102 (12.38%) Microsoft Certification
27 101 (12.26%) AWS
28 98 (11.89%) Windows Server 2016

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
1 148 (17.96%) SharePoint
2 88 (10.68%) MS Exchange
3 58 (7.04%) IIS
4 10 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.49%) CMS
6 4 (0.49%) Confluence
6 4 (0.49%) Drupal
6 4 (0.49%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.36%) JBoss
8 2 (0.24%) Apache
8 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 163 (19.78%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.21%) Workfront
3 4 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.36%) SAP Business One
4 3 (0.36%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 493 (59.83%) Microsoft 365
2 382 (46.36%) Azure
3 129 (15.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 101 (12.26%) AWS
5 82 (9.95%) OneDrive
6 60 (7.28%) Power Platform
7 41 (4.98%) PowerApps
8 37 (4.49%) Dynamics 365
9 32 (3.88%) IaaS
10 31 (3.76%) PaaS
11 28 (3.40%) SaaS
12 19 (2.31%) Smartsheet
13 17 (2.06%) Serverless
14 14 (1.70%) Power Automate
15 11 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (1.09%) Mimecast
17 6 (0.73%) Nutanix
18 4 (0.49%) Azure Storage
18 4 (0.49%) Google Workspace
18 4 (0.49%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 179 (21.72%) DNS
2 153 (18.57%) DHCP
3 136 (16.50%) Firewall
4 111 (13.47%) LAN
5 104 (12.62%) WAN
6 81 (9.83%) VPN
7 80 (9.71%) TCP/IP
8 55 (6.67%) SAN
9 46 (5.58%) Wireless
10 42 (5.10%) Wi-Fi
11 40 (4.85%) VLAN
12 28 (3.40%) Network Security
13 26 (3.16%) Remote Desktop
14 25 (3.03%) VoIP
15 22 (2.67%) NAS
16 20 (2.43%) WebEx
17 13 (1.58%) WLAN
18 11 (1.33%) Internet
19 10 (1.21%) SSL
20 9 (1.09%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (16.26%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.31%) Power BI
3 15 (1.82%) MySQL
4 11 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.61%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.36%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.36%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.36%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (1.33%) JIRA
2 6 (0.73%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.73%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.49%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.36%) Bitbucket Server
4 3 (0.36%) CA Release Automation
4 3 (0.36%) SonarQube
4 3 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.36%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.12%) Selenium
5 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 237 (28.76%) Social Skills
2 71 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (7.65%) Manufacturing
4 60 (7.28%) Finance
5 47 (5.70%) Law
6 36 (4.37%) Marketing
7 35 (4.25%) Retail
8 33 (4.00%) Public Sector
9 32 (3.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 26 (3.16%) Automotive
11 25 (3.03%) Influencing Skills
11 25 (3.03%) Telecoms
12 24 (2.91%) Documentation Skills
13 19 (2.31%) Back Office
14 13 (1.58%) Organisational Skills
15 9 (1.09%) Presentation Skills
16 6 (0.73%) Banking
17 5 (0.61%) Local Government
18 4 (0.49%) German Language
18 4 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 182 (22.09%) Analyst
2 144 (17.48%) IT Support
3 137 (16.63%) Support Engineer
4 123 (14.93%) IT Engineer
5 110 (13.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 97 (11.77%) Support Analyst
7 78 (9.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 62 (7.52%) IT Analyst
9 57 (6.92%) IT Support Engineer
10 53 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
11 47 (5.70%) IT Support Analyst
12 45 (5.46%) 3rd Line Support
13 43 (5.22%) IT Technician
13 43 (5.22%) Service Analyst
13 43 (5.22%) Service Desk Analyst
14 41 (4.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 40 (4.85%) Administrator
16 38 (4.61%) 1st Line Support
16 38 (4.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 34 (4.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.13%) Web Services
2 11 (1.33%) .NET
2 11 (1.33%) SAML
3 7 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (0.61%) ARM Templates
4 5 (0.61%) EDI
4 5 (0.61%) HTML
4 5 (0.61%) REST
5 4 (0.49%) Middleware
5 4 (0.49%) SOAP
6 3 (0.36%) LDAP
6 3 (0.36%) OAuth
6 3 (0.36%) Spring Boot
7 2 (0.24%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.24%) Classic ASP
7 2 (0.24%) CSS
7 2 (0.24%) RESTful
8 1 (0.12%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.12%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 80 (9.71%) Data Centre
2 66 (8.01%) Driving Licence
3 57 (6.92%) Self-Motivation
4 47 (5.70%) Clustering
5 31 (3.76%) Public Cloud
6 18 (2.18%) PKI
7 17 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.46%) Fat Client
8 12 (1.46%) Smartphone
8 12 (1.46%) Thin Client
9 10 (1.21%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.21%) User Experience
10 9 (1.09%) FMCG
11 8 (0.97%) Handset
11 8 (0.97%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.85%) CMDB
13 6 (0.73%) HP Storage
13 6 (0.73%) Replication
14 5 (0.61%) NHS
14 5 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 658 (79.85%) Windows
2 388 (47.09%) Windows Server
3 290 (35.19%) Windows 10
4 98 (11.89%) Windows Server 2016
5 97 (11.77%) Windows 7
6 93 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 90 (10.92%) Linux
8 85 (10.32%) Windows Server 2019
9 45 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (3.03%) Windows XP
11 22 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (2.06%) CentOS
13 15 (1.82%) Apple iOS
13 15 (1.82%) Unix
14 14 (1.70%) Android
15 9 (1.09%) Mac OS
15 9 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.73%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.73%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (25.73%) ITIL
2 145 (17.60%) Problem-Solving
3 134 (16.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 75 (9.10%) Service Management
5 57 (6.92%) Project Delivery
6 56 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (6.67%) DevOps
7 55 (6.67%) Migration
8 53 (6.43%) Change Management
8 53 (6.43%) Incident Management
9 51 (6.19%) Root Cause Analysis
10 50 (6.07%) ITSM
11 48 (5.83%) Project Management
12 45 (5.46%) Presales
13 44 (5.34%) Service Delivery
14 39 (4.73%) Mentoring
14 39 (4.73%) Time Management
15 38 (4.61%) Problem Management
16 37 (4.49%) Capacity Management
16 37 (4.49%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 118 (14.32%) SQL
2 80 (9.71%) PowerShell
3 8 (0.97%) Python
4 5 (0.61%) Bicep
5 4 (0.49%) C
6 3 (0.36%) Bash
6 3 (0.36%) Java
6 3 (0.36%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.36%) Perl
6 3 (0.36%) PHP
6 3 (0.36%) VBScript
7 2 (0.24%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.12%) C#
8 1 (0.12%) C++
8 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (12.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (4.98%) MCSE
3 39 (4.73%) Degree
4 34 (4.13%) MCSA
5 28 (3.40%) Security Cleared
6 27 (3.28%) A+ Certification
7 25 (3.03%) SC Cleared
8 23 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (2.31%) CCNA
10 15 (1.82%) DBS Check
10 15 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (1.70%) MCP
12 13 (1.58%) MCITP
13 12 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
14 11 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.97%) HNC
16 7 (0.85%) AWS Certification
17 6 (0.73%) CCNP
17 6 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
17 6 (0.73%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (12.50%) SLA
2 15 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.73%) GDPR
5 6 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.73%) PMO
6 1 (0.12%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) NIST
6 1 (0.12%) QA
System Software
1 215 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 133 (16.14%) Hyper-V
3 97 (11.77%) VMware ESXi
4 42 (5.10%) vSphere
5 34 (4.13%) XenApp
6 26 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (2.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 21 (2.55%) XenDesktop
8 20 (2.43%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (1.33%) Docker
10 10 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (1.09%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.73%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.36%) NFS
15 2 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 1 (0.12%) Firmware
16 1 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 130 (15.78%) SCCM
2 79 (9.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 55 (6.67%) WSUS
4 33 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 28 (3.40%) SCOM
6 24 (2.91%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 24 (2.91%) Single Sign-On
7 18 (2.18%) Backup Exec
8 16 (1.94%) Kubernetes
9 12 (1.46%) NetBackup
10 10 (1.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (1.09%) AirWatch
11 9 (1.09%) Ansible
12 7 (0.85%) Terraform
13 4 (0.49%) Consul
13 4 (0.49%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.49%) Grafana
13 4 (0.49%) Opsview
13 4 (0.49%) Prometheus
13 4 (0.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 474 (57.52%) Microsoft
2 360 (43.69%) VMware
3 132 (16.02%) Citrix
4 118 (14.32%) Cisco
5 49 (5.95%) Apple
6 44 (5.34%) HP
7 41 (4.98%) Veeam
8 37 (4.49%) ServiceNow
9 32 (3.88%) Google
10 29 (3.52%) Dell
11 26 (3.16%) SolarWinds
12 20 (2.43%) Meraki
12 20 (2.43%) NetApp
13 17 (2.06%) Oracle
14 16 (1.94%) Aruba
14 16 (1.94%) Remedy
15 15 (1.82%) Symantec
16 14 (1.70%) Avaya
17 12 (1.46%) Ivanti
17 12 (1.46%) McAfee