Period
to 13 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 13 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > North of England
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 22 36
Rank change year-on-year -12 +14 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 684 1,707 1,590
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 6.58% 8.66% 6.51%
As % of the System Software category 38.91% 50.64% 49.53%
Number of salaries quoted 601 1,472 1,429
Median annual salary £37,500 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.29% +4.62% +1.56%
10th Percentile £22,125 £20,750 £19,950
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,750
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 North of England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,758 3,371 3,210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 16.92% 17.10% 13.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,464 2,777 2,672
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £21,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% +7.95%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the North of England

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in the North of England

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in the North of England over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the North of England

Active Directory
Job Locations in the North of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 13 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
North West -11 356 £38,636 +10.39% 46
Yorkshire -10 239 £39,000 +20.00% 35
North East +9 89 £31,000 -11.43% 8
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 13 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 North of England region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 540 (78.95%) Windows
2 405 (59.21%) Microsoft
3 318 (46.49%) Office 365
4 294 (42.98%) Windows Server
5 275 (40.20%) Azure
6 230 (33.63%) VMware
7 198 (28.95%) ITIL
8 154 (22.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 152 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 152 (22.22%) DNS
10 148 (21.64%) Windows 10
11 134 (19.59%) DHCP
12 133 (19.44%) MS Exchange
13 129 (18.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 121 (17.69%) PowerShell
14 121 (17.69%) Firewall
15 110 (16.08%) LAN
16 107 (15.64%) Citrix
16 107 (15.64%) SCCM
17 103 (15.06%) Hyper-V
18 101 (14.77%) WAN
19 99 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
20 97 (14.18%) Windows Server 2016
20 97 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
21 96 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
22 95 (13.89%) SharePoint
23 94 (13.74%) TCP/IP
24 93 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
25 90 (13.16%) SQL
26 89 (13.01%) Microsoft Office

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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
1 133 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 95 (13.89%) SharePoint
3 60 (8.77%) IIS
4 22 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (3.22%) Skype for Business
5 20 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.88%) Confluence
7 6 (0.88%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.29%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.15%) Apache
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 89 (13.01%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.58%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 318 (46.49%) Office 365
2 275 (40.20%) Azure
3 70 (10.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 59 (8.63%) AWS
4 59 (8.63%) IaaS
5 43 (6.29%) PaaS
6 22 (3.22%) Power Platform
7 17 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (2.49%) GCP
8 16 (2.34%) OneDrive
9 11 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
9 11 (1.61%) Azure Stack
9 11 (1.61%) SaaS
10 6 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (0.88%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.88%) Slack
11 4 (0.58%) G Suite
11 4 (0.58%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.58%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 152 (22.22%) DNS
2 134 (19.59%) DHCP
3 121 (17.69%) Firewall
4 110 (16.08%) LAN
5 101 (14.77%) WAN
6 94 (13.74%) TCP/IP
7 78 (11.40%) VPN
8 64 (9.36%) SAN
9 42 (6.14%) VLAN
10 40 (5.85%) VoIP
11 30 (4.39%) Network Security
11 30 (4.39%) Wi-Fi
12 26 (3.80%) MPLS
12 26 (3.80%) Remote Desktop
13 25 (3.65%) Internet
14 22 (3.22%) Skype
15 18 (2.63%) NetScaler
16 17 (2.49%) iSCSI
17 14 (2.05%) Fibre Channel
18 11 (1.61%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.22%) Power BI
3 18 (2.63%) MySQL
4 16 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
6 12 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.61%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.17%) Data Lake
9 8 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.88%) Big Data
10 6 (0.88%) GIS
11 5 (0.73%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.73%) MS Access
12 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.29%) Cosmos DB
14 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (3.65%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.07%) Octopus Deploy
3 20 (2.92%) TeamCity
4 19 (2.78%) Bitbucket
5 13 (1.90%) JIRA
6 11 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.73%) Metasploit
8 5 (0.73%) MSI
9 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.29%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.29%) Selenium
11 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.15%) GitLab
General
1 44 (6.43%) Finance
2 26 (3.80%) Law
3 20 (2.92%) Manufacturing
4 17 (2.49%) Legal
5 14 (2.05%) Public Sector
6 12 (1.75%) Retail
7 11 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.17%) Marketing
9 7 (1.02%) Back Office
9 7 (1.02%) Games
10 6 (0.88%) Local Government
11 5 (0.73%) Billing
12 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.29%) Publishing
14 1 (0.15%) Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 131 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 119 (17.40%) Analyst
3 73 (10.67%) IT Support
4 68 (9.94%) Support Engineer
5 52 (7.60%) IT Engineer
6 44 (6.43%) Service Analyst
6 44 (6.43%) Service Desk Analyst
7 38 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 37 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 35 (5.12%) Support Analyst
9 35 (5.12%) Technical Engineer
10 33 (4.82%) IT Analyst
11 32 (4.68%) Architect
12 31 (4.53%) Administrator
12 31 (4.53%) Consultant
12 31 (4.53%) IT Technician
13 30 (4.39%) Systems Engineer
14 26 (3.80%) IT Support Engineer
14 26 (3.80%) Microsoft Engineer
15 24 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.61%) .NET
2 10 (1.46%) LDAP
2 10 (1.46%) Web Services
3 5 (0.73%) HTML
4 4 (0.58%) .NET Framework
4 4 (0.58%) CSS
4 4 (0.58%) JSON
4 4 (0.58%) REST
4 4 (0.58%) SAML
4 4 (0.58%) SOAP
4 4 (0.58%) XML
5 3 (0.44%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.29%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.15%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.15%) COM
7 1 (0.15%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.15%) Node.js
7 1 (0.15%) OAuth
7 1 (0.15%) OpenID
7 1 (0.15%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (9.06%) Data Centre
2 59 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (4.53%) Driving Licence
5 29 (4.24%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.49%) Clustering
7 15 (2.19%) Replication
8 9 (1.32%) User Experience
9 8 (1.17%) e-Learning
9 8 (1.17%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.17%) Social Media
10 7 (1.02%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.02%) iPhone
10 7 (1.02%) Thin Client
11 6 (0.88%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.88%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.73%) Handset
12 5 (0.73%) Life Science
12 5 (0.73%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.73%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 540 (78.95%) Windows
2 294 (42.98%) Windows Server
3 148 (21.64%) Windows 10
4 99 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 97 (14.18%) Windows Server 2016
6 96 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 74 (10.82%) Linux
8 69 (10.09%) Windows 7
9 24 (3.51%) Android
9 24 (3.51%) Windows Server 2019
10 23 (3.36%) Windows 8
11 20 (2.92%) Apple iOS
12 18 (2.63%) Unix
12 18 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (2.05%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.73%) Kali Linux
14 5 (0.73%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.29%) VMS
16 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (28.95%) ITIL
2 154 (22.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 93 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
4 57 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (7.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 51 (7.46%) DevOps
7 50 (7.31%) Migration
8 42 (6.14%) Incident Management
8 42 (6.14%) Service Management
9 38 (5.56%) Change Management
9 38 (5.56%) ITSM
10 37 (5.41%) IT Strategy
11 34 (4.97%) Service Delivery
12 33 (4.82%) Configuration Management
13 31 (4.53%) Mentoring
14 30 (4.39%) High Availability
15 29 (4.24%) Mobile Device Management
16 28 (4.09%) Cybersecurity
17 26 (3.80%) Presales
18 23 (3.36%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 121 (17.69%) PowerShell
2 90 (13.16%) SQL
3 33 (4.82%) Python
4 13 (1.90%) Java
5 12 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.88%) C#
7 3 (0.44%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.44%) C
7 3 (0.44%) PHP
7 3 (0.44%) Ruby
7 3 (0.44%) XQuery
8 1 (0.15%) C++
8 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 97 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (8.04%) MCSE
3 48 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (6.58%) CCNA
5 39 (5.70%) MCSA
6 36 (5.26%) Degree
7 29 (4.24%) Security Cleared
8 27 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (2.92%) Server+ Certification
10 16 (2.34%) MCP
11 15 (2.19%) SC Cleared
12 12 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (1.46%) CCNP
14 8 (1.17%) DBS Check
15 7 (1.02%) A+ Certification
15 7 (1.02%) CCSP
15 7 (1.02%) CISM
15 7 (1.02%) CISSP
16 6 (0.88%) CCA
16 6 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (11.70%) SLA
2 41 (5.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (3.22%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.90%) GDPR
5 4 (0.58%) NIST
5 4 (0.58%) QA
6 3 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
System Software
1 129 (18.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (15.06%) Hyper-V
3 33 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
4 32 (4.68%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (4.24%) XenApp
6 21 (3.07%) Docker
7 20 (2.92%) XenDesktop
8 19 (2.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 19 (2.78%) vSphere
9 13 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.02%) Firmware
11 6 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.58%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.58%) KVM
14 3 (0.44%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.44%) NFS
14 3 (0.44%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.44%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 107 (15.64%) SCCM
2 53 (7.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 42 (6.14%) Terraform
4 38 (5.56%) Puppet
5 34 (4.97%) Ansible
6 31 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (3.51%) WSUS
8 18 (2.63%) Kubernetes
9 13 (1.90%) SCVMM
10 10 (1.46%) Nagios
11 9 (1.32%) Grafana
12 8 (1.17%) SCOM
13 7 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (1.02%) FortiGate
13 7 (1.02%) SCOrch
14 6 (0.88%) Kibana
14 6 (0.88%) vCenter Server
15 5 (0.73%) Nessus
16 4 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
16 4 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 405 (59.21%) Microsoft
2 230 (33.63%) VMware
3 107 (15.64%) Citrix
4 84 (12.28%) Cisco
5 28 (4.09%) Veeam
6 26 (3.80%) HP
7 22 (3.22%) ServiceNow
8 19 (2.78%) Apple
9 15 (2.19%) Sophos
10 14 (2.05%) Meraki
11 12 (1.75%) Databricks
11 12 (1.75%) Remedy
12 11 (1.61%) IBM
12 11 (1.61%) Juniper
12 11 (1.61%) PlateSpin
12 11 (1.61%) Tableau
12 11 (1.61%) VirtaMove
13 10 (1.46%) Mitel
13 10 (1.46%) MobileIron
14 9 (1.32%) Fortinet