Period
to 26 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 28 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 601 1,852 2,081
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 7.43% 7.35% 7.13%
As % of the System Software category 39.75% 43.92% 49.25%
Number of salaries quoted 519 1,605 1,828
Median annual salary £40,000 £34,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +1.49% +3.08%
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +4.17%

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 South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,512 4,217 4,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.69% 16.73% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,183 3,447 3,426
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £67,500
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 South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the South East

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in the South East

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in the South East over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the South East

Active Directory
Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 6 months to 26 October 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
Thames Valley +16 208 £44,000 +20.55% 51
Hampshire +10 173 £37,500 +10.29% 29
Berkshire +18 113 £47,500 +23.38% 21
Surrey -9 103 £42,000 +37.70% 15
Buckinghamshire +32 61 £44,000 +43.09% 21
West Sussex -32 54 £31,500 -25.88% 11
Oxfordshire +6 41 £45,000 +12.50% 9
East Sussex +7 39 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Kent -13 22 £28,250 +0.89% 9
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 473 (78.70%) Windows
2 345 (57.40%) Microsoft
3 288 (47.92%) Office 365
4 274 (45.59%) VMware
5 259 (43.09%) Windows Server
6 237 (39.43%) Azure
7 169 (28.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 160 (26.62%) DNS
9 137 (22.80%) Windows 10
10 133 (22.13%) Hyper-V
11 128 (21.30%) DHCP
12 124 (20.63%) Security Cleared
13 111 (18.47%) SCCM
13 111 (18.47%) SQL
13 111 (18.47%) Citrix
14 110 (18.30%) PowerShell
15 107 (17.80%) Windows Server 2016
16 99 (16.47%) ITIL
17 98 (16.31%) Microsoft Certification
18 97 (16.14%) Windows Server 2012
19 94 (15.64%) MS Exchange
20 89 (14.81%) Firewall
21 88 (14.64%) SharePoint
22 87 (14.48%) SQL Server
22 87 (14.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 81 (13.48%) Linux
24 77 (12.81%) SC Cleared
25 75 (12.48%) Microsoft Office
25 75 (12.48%) Azure Active Directory
26 71 (11.81%) SLA

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 94 (15.64%) MS Exchange
2 88 (14.64%) SharePoint
3 42 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (4.83%) IIS
5 29 (4.83%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.83%) Confluence
6 5 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (0.83%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.67%) CloudStack
8 3 (0.50%) Apache
8 3 (0.50%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.17%) CMS
10 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 75 (12.48%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.83%) Carpe Diem
2 4 (0.67%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 288 (47.92%) Office 365
2 237 (39.43%) Azure
3 75 (12.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 61 (10.15%) AWS
5 47 (7.82%) IaaS
5 47 (7.82%) PaaS
6 37 (6.16%) OneDrive
7 21 (3.49%) SaaS
8 15 (2.50%) Serverless
9 11 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (1.66%) BPaaS
11 9 (1.50%) Azure Functions
12 8 (1.33%) GitHub
13 7 (1.16%) Power Automate
14 5 (0.83%) Power Platform
15 4 (0.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 4 (0.67%) GCP
16 3 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 160 (26.62%) DNS
2 128 (21.30%) DHCP
3 89 (14.81%) Firewall
4 60 (9.98%) TCP/IP
5 47 (7.82%) LAN
6 43 (7.15%) VPN
7 42 (6.99%) WAN
8 40 (6.66%) SAN
9 36 (5.99%) Skype
10 30 (4.99%) VoIP
11 24 (3.99%) Remote Desktop
12 17 (2.83%) WLAN
13 16 (2.66%) NAS
13 16 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (2.50%) Wireless
15 13 (2.16%) Internet
16 12 (2.00%) VLAN
17 11 (1.83%) VSAN
18 9 (1.50%) DMZ
18 9 (1.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.83%) MySQL
3 12 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.50%) GIS
7 3 (0.50%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.50%) QGIS
7 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.33%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.33%) Power BI
8 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2019
8 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.17%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.66%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (1.00%) JIRA
4 4 (0.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.33%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.33%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.33%) Gradle
5 2 (0.33%) Maven
6 1 (0.17%) CircleCI
General
1 39 (6.49%) Finance
2 20 (3.33%) Military
3 17 (2.83%) Public Sector
4 15 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.66%) Legal
6 10 (1.66%) Local Government
7 8 (1.33%) Banking
7 8 (1.33%) Marketing
8 7 (1.16%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.83%) Advertising
9 5 (0.83%) French Language
10 4 (0.67%) Back Office
11 3 (0.50%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Billing
12 2 (0.33%) Law
12 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 110 (18.30%) Support Engineer
2 72 (11.98%) IT Support
3 69 (11.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 68 (11.31%) Analyst
5 62 (10.32%) IT Engineer
6 50 (8.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 46 (7.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 40 (6.66%) Architect
9 36 (5.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 36 (5.99%) 3rd Line Support
9 36 (5.99%) IT Support Engineer
10 34 (5.66%) Server Engineer
11 33 (5.49%) IT Analyst
12 32 (5.32%) Windows Engineer
13 27 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 26 (4.33%) Support Analyst
15 25 (4.16%) Consultant
16 24 (3.99%) Wintel Engineer
17 23 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 22 (3.66%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.16%) JSON
2 12 (2.00%) SAML
3 10 (1.66%) LDAP
3 10 (1.66%) Web Services
4 9 (1.50%) .NET
5 5 (0.83%) LAMP
5 5 (0.83%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.50%) EDI
6 3 (0.50%) Express
6 3 (0.50%) OAuth
6 3 (0.50%) PostGIS
7 2 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.17%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.31%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.83%) Hybrid Cloud
2 29 (4.83%) Public Cloud
3 24 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.83%) Driving Licence
5 21 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (3.33%) PKI
7 19 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (2.50%) Private Cloud
10 12 (2.00%) iPhone
11 11 (1.83%) Clustering
11 11 (1.83%) CMDB
12 6 (1.00%) Blog
12 6 (1.00%) Replication
12 6 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (0.83%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.83%) EPoS
13 5 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 473 (78.70%) Windows
2 259 (43.09%) Windows Server
3 137 (22.80%) Windows 10
4 107 (17.80%) Windows Server 2016
5 97 (16.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 81 (13.48%) Linux
7 67 (11.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (9.32%) Windows 7
9 43 (7.15%) Windows Server 2019
10 30 (4.99%) Windows 8
11 28 (4.66%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (2.50%) Unix
13 12 (2.00%) Android
14 10 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (1.33%) Windows XP
16 7 (1.16%) CentOS
16 7 (1.16%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.83%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.50%) Solaris
19 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (16.47%) ITIL
2 87 (14.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 62 (10.32%) DevOps
4 47 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 31 (5.16%) Service Management
7 30 (4.99%) Project Delivery
8 29 (4.83%) Problem-Solving
8 29 (4.83%) Service Delivery
9 26 (4.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 26 (4.33%) Infrastructure as Code
10 25 (4.16%) Computer Science
11 24 (3.99%) ITIL V3
11 24 (3.99%) Project Management
12 23 (3.83%) Cybersecurity
13 22 (3.66%) Migration
14 21 (3.49%) Data Protection
15 20 (3.33%) Mentoring
15 20 (3.33%) Proactive Management
16 19 (3.16%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 111 (18.47%) SQL
2 110 (18.30%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.50%) Python
4 14 (2.33%) C#
4 14 (2.33%) VB
5 13 (2.16%) Java
6 12 (2.00%) C
6 12 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.83%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.16%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.00%) VBScript
10 4 (0.67%) C++
10 4 (0.67%) Perl
11 2 (0.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 124 (20.63%) Security Cleared
2 98 (16.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 77 (12.81%) SC Cleared
4 61 (10.15%) DV Cleared
5 57 (9.48%) MCSE
6 38 (6.32%) Degree
7 35 (5.82%) MCSA
8 29 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (4.49%) CCNA
10 19 (3.16%) MCP
11 11 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (1.50%) CISSP
12 9 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (1.33%) MCITP
14 5 (0.83%) CCNP
14 5 (0.83%) VCP6
15 4 (0.67%) A+ Certification
15 4 (0.67%) DBS Check
16 3 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.50%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (11.81%) SLA
2 18 (3.00%) GDPR
2 18 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.16%) NCSC
5 6 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) NIST
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 169 (28.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 133 (22.13%) Hyper-V
3 57 (9.48%) VMware ESXi
4 35 (5.82%) vSphere
5 24 (3.99%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (3.66%) Virtual Servers
7 18 (3.00%) XenApp
8 14 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (2.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 13 (2.16%) VMware Server
10 10 (1.66%) VMware NSX
11 8 (1.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 8 (1.33%) Docker
12 7 (1.16%) Terminal Server
12 7 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.83%) Firmware
13 5 (0.83%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.67%) KVM
15 3 (0.50%) vCloud
15 3 (0.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 111 (18.47%) SCCM
2 61 (10.15%) SCOM
3 45 (7.49%) WSUS
4 40 (6.66%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (3.16%) vCenter Server
6 17 (2.83%) Terraform
7 15 (2.50%) Backup Exec
8 14 (2.33%) NetBackup
8 14 (2.33%) SCVMM
9 13 (2.16%) EMC NetWorker
10 11 (1.83%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 9 (1.50%) Ansible
11 9 (1.50%) Kubernetes
11 9 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (1.33%) WMI
13 7 (1.16%) Puppet
14 6 (1.00%) SCSM
15 4 (0.67%) vRealize
16 2 (0.33%) Kibana
16 2 (0.33%) logstash
Vendors
1 345 (57.40%) Microsoft
2 274 (45.59%) VMware
3 111 (18.47%) Citrix
4 67 (11.15%) Cisco
5 26 (4.33%) HP
6 21 (3.49%) Red Hat
6 21 (3.49%) Veeam
7 19 (3.16%) Symantec
8 17 (2.83%) EMC
9 16 (2.66%) Oracle
10 12 (2.00%) NetApp
11 11 (1.83%) Dell
11 11 (1.83%) Google
12 9 (1.50%) Forcepoint
13 8 (1.33%) Apple
13 8 (1.33%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.16%) iManage
15 6 (1.00%) SolarWinds
16 5 (0.83%) Avaya
16 5 (0.83%) Gemalto