Period
to 1 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 1 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > North East
6 months to
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 19 26
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7 +10
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 95 75 90
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 7.38% 9.53% 7.87%
As % of the System Software category 37.70% 51.37% 55.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86 67 70
10th Percentile £20,250 £21,250 £21,250
25th Percentile £25,813 £29,850 £23,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £33,750 £42,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -20.59% +21.43% +7.69%
75th Percentile £42,188 £47,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £58,250 £57,500 £50,000
England median annual salary £39,000 £41,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year -6.02% +12.16% -1.33%

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 North East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 252 146 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 19.57% 18.55% 14.17%
Number of salaries quoted 225 132 132
10th Percentile £25,600 £23,500 £21,550
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,750 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £42,750 £38,741
Median % change year-on-year +1.75% +10.35% -4.93%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the North East

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the North East.

Salary trend for Active Directory in the North East

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in the North East over the 6 months to 1 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the North East

Active Directory
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the North East region over the 6 months to 1 December 2021. 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
Durham +6 45 £34,000 +30.77% 8
Tyne and Wear -24 45 £28,000 -35.63% 35
Northumberland - 5 £34,000 - 1
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 1 December 2021, 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 North East region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 77 (81.05%) Windows
2 76 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 58 (61.05%) Windows Server
4 53 (55.79%) Microsoft 365
5 46 (48.42%) VMware
6 39 (41.05%) Azure
7 38 (40.00%) Social Skills
8 34 (35.79%) DNS
9 32 (33.68%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (29.47%) Hyper-V
11 24 (25.26%) MS Exchange
11 24 (25.26%) DHCP
11 24 (25.26%) Firewall
12 22 (23.16%) WAN
13 21 (22.11%) LAN
13 21 (22.11%) ITIL
13 21 (22.11%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (18.95%) vSphere
14 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
15 17 (17.89%) Azure Active Directory
15 17 (17.89%) SCCM
16 16 (16.84%) SQL Server
17 15 (15.79%) SQL
17 15 (15.79%) Citrix
17 15 (15.79%) VLAN
18 13 (13.68%) VPN
18 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
18 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2016
19 12 (12.63%) AWS
19 12 (12.63%) PowerShell

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 24 (25.26%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.58%) Skype for Business
3 10 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.21%) IIS
5 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 53 (55.79%) Microsoft 365
2 39 (41.05%) Azure
3 17 (17.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (12.63%) AWS
5 4 (4.21%) PaaS
6 3 (3.16%) GCP
6 3 (3.16%) IaaS
6 3 (3.16%) Mimecast
6 3 (3.16%) SaaS
7 2 (2.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (1.05%) Azure Logic Apps
8 1 (1.05%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 34 (35.79%) DNS
2 24 (25.26%) DHCP
2 24 (25.26%) Firewall
3 22 (23.16%) WAN
4 21 (22.11%) LAN
5 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
6 15 (15.79%) VLAN
7 13 (13.68%) VPN
8 12 (12.63%) SAN
8 12 (12.63%) Skype
9 9 (9.47%) VoIP
9 9 (9.47%) WLAN
10 8 (8.42%) Wireless
11 6 (6.32%) NAS
11 6 (6.32%) Unified Communications
12 5 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (4.21%) BGP
13 4 (4.21%) IPv4
13 4 (4.21%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 38 (40.00%) Social Skills
2 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.47%) Finance
4 6 (6.32%) Public Sector
5 3 (3.16%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.11%) Retail
7 1 (1.05%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) IT Support
2 18 (18.95%) IT Engineer
3 13 (13.68%) Support Engineer
4 12 (12.63%) Analyst
5 9 (9.47%) IT Technician
5 9 (9.47%) Network Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) IT Manager
6 7 (7.37%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Support Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Administrator
7 6 (6.32%) Consultant
7 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) IT Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) IT Support Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) IT Support Technician
7 6 (6.32%) Service Manager
7 6 (6.32%) Support Technician
7 6 (6.32%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) .NET
2 3 (3.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Replication
2 9 (9.47%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.26%) Renewable Energy
3 5 (5.26%) User Experience
4 3 (3.16%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.11%) CMDB
5 2 (2.11%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.05%) Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.05%) PKI
6 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) SCADA
6 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 77 (81.05%) Windows
2 58 (61.05%) Windows Server
3 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2016
4 11 (11.58%) Windows 10
5 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (7.37%) Windows 7
7 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (5.26%) Linux
9 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.05%) Unix
10 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.11%) ITIL
1 21 (22.11%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (12.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (10.53%) ITSM
4 8 (8.42%) Migration
4 8 (8.42%) Service Management
5 7 (7.37%) High Availability
5 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (7.37%) Patch Management
5 7 (7.37%) Time Management
6 6 (6.32%) Asset Management
6 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
6 6 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (6.32%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.32%) Presales
6 6 (6.32%) Security Patching
6 6 (6.32%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.26%) Information Management
7 5 (5.26%) Mathematics
7 5 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.79%) SQL
2 12 (12.63%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.26%) C#
3 5 (5.26%) VB.NET
4 3 (3.16%) PHP
4 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.42%) Degree
3 7 (7.37%) MCSE
4 5 (5.26%) CCNA
4 5 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.26%) MCSA
5 4 (4.21%) CCNP
6 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.11%) MCITP
7 1 (1.05%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.58%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) GDPR
2 1 (1.05%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.05%) SOC 2
System Software
1 32 (33.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (29.47%) Hyper-V
3 18 (18.95%) vSphere
4 6 (6.32%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (6.32%) XenApp
5 2 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.05%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.05%) NFS
6 1 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (17.89%) SCCM
2 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (8.42%) WSUS
3 7 (7.37%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.11%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (2.11%) Nagios
6 1 (1.05%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.05%) Clonezilla
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.05%) SCOM
6 1 (1.05%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.05%) vRealize
Vendors
1 76 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 46 (48.42%) VMware
3 15 (15.79%) Citrix
4 11 (11.58%) Veeam
5 8 (8.42%) Mitel
6 6 (6.32%) Cisco
7 5 (5.26%) Dell
7 5 (5.26%) Fortinet
7 5 (5.26%) Meraki
7 5 (5.26%) Veritas
8 4 (4.21%) HP
9 2 (2.11%) Google
10 1 (1.05%) Acronis
10 1 (1.05%) CommVault
10 1 (1.05%) Intel
10 1 (1.05%) Ivanti
10 1 (1.05%) QNAP
10 1 (1.05%) Snow
10 1 (1.05%) Sophos