Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > North of England
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 29 25
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +19
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 745 1,173 1,553
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 6.75% 7.38% 8.17%
As % of the System Software category 36.29% 45.03% 49.55%
Number of salaries quoted 762 1,064 1,395
Median annual salary £36,000 £36,750 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.04% +8.09% +13.33%
10th Percentile £20,750 £20,750 £20,250
90th Percentile £56,200 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +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 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 2,053 2,605 3,134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 18.60% 16.40% 16.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,849 2,206 2,687
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,827 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.38% +6.89% +9.33%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 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
Yorkshire 0 334 £31,000 -17.33% 59
North West -18 298 £40,000 +8.11% 108
North East +21 113 £40,000 +14.29% 19
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 of England region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 574 (77.05%) Windows
2 458 (61.48%) Microsoft
3 446 (59.87%) Microsoft 365
4 361 (48.46%) Windows Server
5 315 (42.28%) Azure
6 294 (39.46%) VMware
7 255 (34.23%) DNS
8 191 (25.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 185 (24.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 182 (24.43%) DHCP
11 174 (23.36%) Windows 10
12 171 (22.95%) Firewall
13 158 (21.21%) ITIL
14 148 (19.87%) Hyper-V
15 130 (17.45%) PowerShell
16 128 (17.18%) WAN
17 121 (16.24%) Windows Server 2012
18 119 (15.97%) SCCM
19 118 (15.84%) LAN
20 116 (15.57%) Citrix
21 115 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
22 108 (14.50%) Cisco
23 107 (14.36%) MS Exchange
24 106 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
25 104 (13.96%) SQL
26 103 (13.83%) SQL Server
26 103 (13.83%) Azure Active Directory
27 102 (13.69%) Windows Server 2016
28 96 (12.89%) AWS
29 94 (12.62%) SLA

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
1 107 (14.36%) MS Exchange
2 69 (9.26%) SharePoint
3 38 (5.10%) IIS
4 31 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.81%) Confluence
7 6 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.67%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.27%) Apache
9 2 (0.27%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.27%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.27%) nginx
9 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.13%) JBoss
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 115 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.94%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.13%) BASE24
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 446 (59.87%) Microsoft 365
2 315 (42.28%) Azure
3 103 (13.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 96 (12.89%) AWS
5 40 (5.37%) OneDrive
6 38 (5.10%) IaaS
7 36 (4.83%) PaaS
7 36 (4.83%) SaaS
8 12 (1.61%) Power Platform
9 10 (1.34%) G Suite
9 10 (1.34%) Mimecast
10 9 (1.21%) Yammer
11 8 (1.07%) PowerApps
12 6 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.81%) Logic Apps
13 5 (0.67%) GCP
14 4 (0.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (0.54%) Serverless
15 2 (0.27%) Cloudflare
16 1 (0.13%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 255 (34.23%) DNS
2 182 (24.43%) DHCP
3 171 (22.95%) Firewall
4 128 (17.18%) WAN
5 118 (15.84%) LAN
6 93 (12.48%) TCP/IP
7 89 (11.95%) SAN
8 63 (8.46%) VPN
9 62 (8.32%) VoIP
10 53 (7.11%) VLAN
11 38 (5.10%) Wi-Fi
12 33 (4.43%) Remote Desktop
13 31 (4.16%) Wireless
14 28 (3.76%) Network Security
15 25 (3.36%) NAS
16 24 (3.22%) Skype
17 21 (2.82%) SSL
18 17 (2.28%) MPLS
19 16 (2.15%) Internet
20 14 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.36%) Amazon RDS
2 25 (3.36%) MySQL
3 9 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.07%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (0.54%) Cosmos DB
5 4 (0.54%) Power BI
5 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.13%) MS Access
8 1 (0.13%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (1.61%) JIRA
2 9 (1.21%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.94%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.54%) Fiddler
6 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.27%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 57 (7.65%) Finance
2 31 (4.16%) Law
3 27 (3.62%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.01%) Marketing
6 13 (1.74%) Automotive
6 13 (1.74%) Electronics
7 12 (1.61%) Back Office
7 12 (1.61%) Legal
8 10 (1.34%) Public Sector
9 6 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.81%) Retail
10 5 (0.67%) Local Government
11 2 (0.27%) Advertising
11 2 (0.27%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.27%) Publishing
12 1 (0.13%) Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Billing
12 1 (0.13%) Front Office
12 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 171 (22.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 141 (18.93%) Analyst
3 103 (13.83%) Support Engineer
4 97 (13.02%) IT Engineer
5 87 (11.68%) IT Support
6 62 (8.32%) Support Analyst
7 54 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 53 (7.11%) Service Desk Analyst
9 52 (6.98%) Service Analyst
10 42 (5.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 41 (5.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 40 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support
13 38 (5.10%) IT Support Engineer
14 35 (4.70%) Network Engineer
15 34 (4.56%) Administrator
16 33 (4.43%) IT Analyst
17 31 (4.16%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 30 (4.03%) Azure Engineer
19 29 (3.89%) IT Technician
20 27 (3.62%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.49%) Web Services
2 9 (1.21%) LDAP
2 9 (1.21%) SAML
3 6 (0.81%) .NET
3 6 (0.81%) OAuth
4 4 (0.54%) Kafka
5 3 (0.40%) Apache NiFi
5 3 (0.40%) Middleware
5 3 (0.40%) OAuth2
5 3 (0.40%) OpenID
6 2 (0.27%) COM+
6 2 (0.27%) CSS
6 2 (0.27%) HTML
6 2 (0.27%) Laravel
6 2 (0.27%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.27%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.27%) Velocity
7 1 (0.13%) JSON
7 1 (0.13%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.37%) Self-Motivation
3 37 (4.97%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.62%) Driving Licence
5 26 (3.49%) Data Centre
6 23 (3.09%) Clustering
7 19 (2.55%) Replication
8 15 (2.01%) Cyberattack
8 15 (2.01%) Cyberthreat
9 13 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (1.74%) Life Science
10 11 (1.48%) Cloud Native
10 11 (1.48%) Renewable Energy
10 11 (1.48%) Smartphone
11 10 (1.34%) FMCG
12 9 (1.21%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.94%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.81%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 574 (77.05%) Windows
2 361 (48.46%) Windows Server
3 174 (23.36%) Windows 10
4 121 (16.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 102 (13.69%) Windows Server 2016
6 68 (9.13%) Linux
7 62 (8.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 59 (7.92%) Windows Server 2019
9 55 (7.38%) Windows 7
10 24 (3.22%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (1.88%) Android
12 14 (1.88%) VMS
13 8 (1.07%) Unix
13 8 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.94%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.81%) CentOS
16 5 (0.67%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.67%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (25.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 158 (21.21%) ITIL
3 106 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
4 73 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 46 (6.17%) Migration
6 41 (5.50%) Configuration Management
6 41 (5.50%) DevOps
7 39 (5.23%) Change Management
8 37 (4.97%) Cybersecurity
9 36 (4.83%) Incident Management
10 35 (4.70%) Service Management
11 31 (4.16%) Project Management
12 30 (4.03%) Information Security
13 28 (3.76%) SIEM
14 27 (3.62%) Mentoring
15 25 (3.36%) ITSM
16 24 (3.22%) Virtual Environments
17 23 (3.09%) High Availability
17 23 (3.09%) Project Delivery
18 22 (2.95%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 130 (17.45%) PowerShell
2 104 (13.96%) SQL
3 10 (1.34%) Python
4 5 (0.67%) C
4 5 (0.67%) VB
5 4 (0.54%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.54%) Tcl
6 3 (0.40%) PHP
6 3 (0.40%) VBScript
7 2 (0.27%) C#
7 2 (0.27%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.13%) AWK
8 1 (0.13%) C++
8 1 (0.13%) Perl
8 1 (0.13%) sed
8 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.13%) VBA
8 1 (0.13%) VC++
8 1 (0.13%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 48 (6.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (4.30%) Degree
4 28 (3.76%) MCSE
5 27 (3.62%) Security Cleared
6 26 (3.49%) CCNA
7 24 (3.22%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (2.95%) SC Cleared
9 15 (2.01%) CCNP
10 14 (1.88%) MCSA
11 10 (1.34%) MCP
12 8 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (1.07%) MCITP
12 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 8 (1.07%) SSCP
13 6 (0.81%) A+ Certification
13 6 (0.81%) CISSP
14 5 (0.67%) CISM
14 5 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.54%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (12.62%) SLA
2 21 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.15%) GDPR
4 12 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (1.34%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.54%) QA
9 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.13%) NIST
10 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 185 (24.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 148 (19.87%) Hyper-V
3 25 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (3.22%) vSphere
5 16 (2.15%) Docker
6 14 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
7 13 (1.74%) Firmware
8 11 (1.48%) XenApp
9 10 (1.34%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.67%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 5 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 5 (0.67%) Shibboleth
12 5 (0.67%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.54%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 3 (0.40%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.40%) KVM
14 3 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 119 (15.97%) SCCM
2 46 (6.17%) WSUS
3 39 (5.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 34 (4.56%) SCOM
5 20 (2.68%) Terraform
6 17 (2.28%) Kubernetes
6 17 (2.28%) vCenter Server
7 16 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
8 15 (2.01%) Nagios
9 14 (1.88%) Ansible
9 14 (1.88%) Microsoft Clustering
10 13 (1.74%) NetBackup
10 13 (1.74%) SCVMM
11 9 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (1.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.81%) FortiGate
14 6 (0.81%) SmoothWall
14 6 (0.81%) vRealize
Vendors
1 458 (61.48%) Microsoft
2 294 (39.46%) VMware
3 116 (15.57%) Citrix
4 108 (14.50%) Cisco
5 53 (7.11%) Veeam
6 36 (4.83%) HP
7 35 (4.70%) SolarWinds
8 31 (4.16%) Dell
9 24 (3.22%) McAfee
10 22 (2.95%) Mitel
11 20 (2.68%) Symantec
12 19 (2.55%) Remedy
13 18 (2.42%) Sophos
14 16 (2.15%) EMC
14 16 (2.15%) NetApp
15 15 (2.01%) Apple
16 14 (1.88%) Google
16 14 (1.88%) Meraki
16 14 (1.88%) SonicWALL
17 12 (1.61%) ServiceNow