Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 38 25
Rank change year-on-year +13 -13 +13
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 997 948 1,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.43% 6.34% 7.62%
As % of the System Software category 52.28% 55.24% 63.70%
Number of salaries quoted 793 832 1,205
Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.17% -3.08% +1.56%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,750 £20,750
90th Percentile £54,750 £52,500 £52,200
England median annual salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% - -

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 1,907 1,716 2,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.21% 11.48% 11.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,454 1,413 1,719
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.84% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £64,733 £56,375 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 +13 609 £35,000 +5.26% 108
East Midlands +6 386 £31,000 +3.33% 72
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 803 (80.54%) Windows
2 627 (62.89%) Microsoft
3 456 (45.74%) Windows Server
4 402 (40.32%) VMware
5 386 (38.72%) Office 365
6 284 (28.49%) VMware Infrastructure
7 280 (28.08%) Microsoft Azure
8 278 (27.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 277 (27.78%) Hyper-V
10 270 (27.08%) DNS
11 259 (25.98%) MS Exchange
12 250 (25.08%) Cisco
13 245 (24.57%) ITIL
14 226 (22.67%) Microsoft Office
14 226 (22.67%) DHCP
15 217 (21.77%) SCCM
15 217 (21.77%) Windows 7
16 207 (20.76%) Microsoft Certification
17 203 (20.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 202 (20.26%) Windows Server 2008
19 192 (19.26%) Firewall
20 191 (19.16%) TCP/IP
21 185 (18.56%) SQL Server
22 182 (18.25%) Citrix
23 174 (17.45%) Windows 10
24 162 (16.25%) SQL
24 162 (16.25%) MCSE
25 146 (14.64%) Data Centre
26 143 (14.34%) LAN
27 139 (13.94%) Amazon AWS

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
1 259 (25.98%) MS Exchange
2 88 (8.83%) SharePoint
3 62 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 48 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 44 (4.41%) Skype for Business
6 39 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 35 (3.51%) IIS
8 28 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (1.30%) IBM Notes
10 12 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
11 10 (1.00%) Apache
12 6 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.50%) Site Server
14 3 (0.30%) Confluence
15 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.10%) Apache Solr
16 1 (0.10%) CMS
16 1 (0.10%) IBM Domino
16 1 (0.10%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 226 (22.67%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.20%) assyst
3 2 (0.20%) Workfront
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 386 (38.72%) Office 365
2 280 (28.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 139 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
4 82 (8.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (3.11%) Serverless
6 28 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (2.81%) Amazon S3
7 27 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
7 27 (2.71%) IaaS
8 22 (2.21%) Amazon EMR
8 22 (2.21%) Amazon Kinesis
8 22 (2.21%) Amazon SQS
8 22 (2.21%) SaaS
9 18 (1.81%) PaaS
10 15 (1.50%) G Suite
11 11 (1.10%) Mimecast
12 8 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
12 8 (0.80%) Yammer
13 7 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 270 (27.08%) DNS
2 226 (22.67%) DHCP
3 192 (19.26%) Firewall
4 191 (19.16%) TCP/IP
5 143 (14.34%) LAN
6 131 (13.14%) WAN
7 127 (12.74%) SAN
8 71 (7.12%) VPN
9 63 (6.32%) Network Security
9 63 (6.32%) VLAN
10 49 (4.91%) IPsec
10 49 (4.91%) Remote Desktop
10 49 (4.91%) VoIP
11 48 (4.81%) Internet
12 39 (3.91%) Wireless
13 35 (3.51%) Skype
14 27 (2.71%) NAS
15 21 (2.11%) MPLS
16 19 (1.91%) SSL
17 18 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (18.56%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.91%) Relational Database
3 24 (2.41%) Cosmos DB
4 23 (2.31%) RDBMS
5 22 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
5 22 (2.21%) Amazon Redshift
6 21 (2.11%) MySQL
7 11 (1.10%) Cognos Impromptu
8 7 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.70%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.20%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.20%) RavenDB
13 1 (0.10%) Power BI
13 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 9 (0.90%) Visual Studio
2 9 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.30%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio Code
6 2 (0.20%) Hudson
6 2 (0.20%) JIRA
6 2 (0.20%) Subversion
7 1 (0.10%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.10%) GDB
7 1 (0.10%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.10%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.10%) MSI
7 1 (0.10%) NUnit
7 1 (0.10%) sqlmap
General
1 121 (12.14%) Finance
2 48 (4.81%) Retail
2 48 (4.81%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.01%) Manufacturing
4 17 (1.71%) Games
5 10 (1.00%) Publishing
6 9 (0.90%) Marketing
7 8 (0.80%) Aerospace
7 8 (0.80%) Automotive
7 8 (0.80%) Legal
8 7 (0.70%) Banking
8 7 (0.70%) Law
9 5 (0.50%) Back Office
10 4 (0.40%) Advertising
11 2 (0.20%) French Language
11 2 (0.20%) Local Government
12 1 (0.10%) German Language
12 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 189 (18.96%) Analyst
2 165 (16.55%) Support Engineer
3 158 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 136 (13.64%) IT Support
5 112 (11.23%) Support Analyst
6 90 (9.03%) IT Engineer
7 84 (8.43%) Architect
8 69 (6.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 60 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
10 57 (5.72%) IT Analyst
11 55 (5.52%) Administrator
12 54 (5.42%) IT Support Engineer
13 51 (5.12%) IT Support Analyst
14 50 (5.02%) 1st Line Support
14 50 (5.02%) Service Analyst
14 50 (5.02%) Service Desk Analyst
15 49 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support
15 49 (4.91%) Desktop Support
16 48 (4.81%) Infrastructure Support
17 47 (4.71%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.31%) Web Services
2 27 (2.71%) .NET
3 19 (1.91%) LDAP
4 18 (1.81%) ASP.NET
5 17 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (1.20%) SAML
7 11 (1.10%) HTML
8 10 (1.00%) AngularJS
8 10 (1.00%) Backbone.js
8 10 (1.00%) Entity Framework
8 10 (1.00%) Node.js
8 10 (1.00%) WSH
9 8 (0.80%) LINQ
9 8 (0.80%) WPF
10 7 (0.70%) COM
10 7 (0.70%) CSS
10 7 (0.70%) SailPoint
11 6 (0.60%) OAuth
11 6 (0.60%) XML
12 5 (0.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 146 (14.64%) Data Centre
2 99 (9.93%) Self-Motivation
3 49 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 44 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (3.71%) Clustering
6 33 (3.31%) Driving Licence
7 31 (3.11%) Fat Client
7 31 (3.11%) Thin Client
8 24 (2.41%) Client/Server
9 23 (2.31%) Replication
10 18 (1.81%) PKI
11 17 (1.71%) HP StoreVirtual
12 16 (1.60%) Computer Science
13 14 (1.40%) Blackberry
14 13 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
15 10 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
16 9 (0.90%) Fintech
16 9 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
17 8 (0.80%) HP Storage
17 8 (0.80%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 803 (80.54%) Windows
2 456 (45.74%) Windows Server
3 278 (27.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 217 (21.77%) Windows 7
5 202 (20.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 174 (17.45%) Windows 10
7 115 (11.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 100 (10.03%) Linux
9 66 (6.62%) Windows 8
10 38 (3.81%) Windows XP
11 24 (2.41%) Apple iOS
12 22 (2.21%) Mac OS
13 20 (2.01%) Mac OS X
14 18 (1.81%) Unix
15 14 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (1.00%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.70%) Android
17 7 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.70%) SUSE
18 2 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (24.57%) ITIL
2 203 (20.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 103 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
4 99 (9.93%) Presales
5 95 (9.53%) Project Management
6 87 (8.73%) Service Management
7 74 (7.42%) Service Delivery
8 59 (5.92%) ITIL V3
9 52 (5.22%) Migration
10 50 (5.02%) Incident Management
11 48 (4.81%) Server Virtualisation
12 42 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (4.21%) Vendor Relationship Management
13 40 (4.01%) Root Cause Analysis
14 38 (3.81%) ITSM
14 38 (3.81%) PRINCE2
14 38 (3.81%) Server Management
15 36 (3.61%) Patch Management
16 35 (3.51%) Enterprise Architecture
16 35 (3.51%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 162 (16.25%) SQL
2 99 (9.93%) PowerShell
3 32 (3.21%) Java
4 27 (2.71%) VBScript
5 21 (2.11%) C#
5 21 (2.11%) Python
6 19 (1.91%) PL/SQL
7 16 (1.60%) Shell Script
7 16 (1.60%) T-SQL
8 15 (1.50%) Bash Shell
8 15 (1.50%) Scala
9 11 (1.10%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.70%) VB
11 3 (0.30%) C
11 3 (0.30%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.20%) R
13 1 (0.10%) PHP
13 1 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 207 (20.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 162 (16.25%) MCSE
3 99 (9.93%) MCSA
4 67 (6.72%) Degree
5 66 (6.62%) MCP
6 62 (6.22%) Security Cleared
7 59 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (4.31%) CCNA
9 42 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 41 (4.11%) MCITP
11 28 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (2.01%) CCNP
13 18 (1.81%) A+ Certification
14 17 (1.71%) MCDST
15 13 (1.30%) Network+ Certification
16 12 (1.20%) ACDT
16 12 (1.20%) ACHDS
16 12 (1.20%) ACTC
16 12 (1.20%) MCSM
16 12 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (10.73%) SLA
2 29 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.61%) GDPR
4 10 (1.00%) COBIT
5 8 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.30%) PMO
9 2 (0.20%) QA
10 1 (0.10%) IASME
10 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 284 (28.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 277 (27.78%) Hyper-V
3 61 (6.12%) vSphere
4 55 (5.52%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (4.01%) Terminal Services
6 27 (2.71%) XenApp
7 23 (2.31%) Virtual Servers
7 23 (2.31%) XenDesktop
8 17 (1.71%) Forefront TMG
9 16 (1.60%) XenServer
10 15 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (1.20%) Docker
12 8 (0.80%) VMware NSX
13 7 (0.70%) Firmware
14 5 (0.50%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.30%) Snort
16 2 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 217 (21.77%) SCCM
2 43 (4.31%) WSUS
3 30 (3.01%) SCOM
4 26 (2.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 18 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
7 12 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (1.20%) SCVMM
8 11 (1.10%) Kubernetes
8 11 (1.10%) vCenter Server
9 9 (0.90%) Backup Exec
9 9 (0.90%) SCOrch
10 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 7 (0.70%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.60%) Ansible
12 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 6 (0.60%) Terraform
13 5 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 627 (62.89%) Microsoft
2 402 (40.32%) VMware
3 250 (25.08%) Cisco
4 182 (18.25%) Citrix
5 128 (12.84%) HP
6 94 (9.43%) NetApp
7 81 (8.12%) Dell
8 53 (5.32%) McAfee
9 42 (4.21%) Veeam
10 36 (3.61%) CheckPoint
11 35 (3.51%) Symantec
12 31 (3.11%) Remedy
13 30 (3.01%) IBM
14 27 (2.71%) Apple
15 26 (2.61%) Oracle
16 23 (2.31%) Juniper
17 22 (2.21%) Forcepoint
18 21 (2.11%) Mitel
19 20 (2.01%) Fortinet
19 20 (2.01%) SonicWALL