Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 28 28
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 766 1,664 1,989
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 7.75% 7.19% 7.43%
As % of the System Software category 42.34% 44.60% 50.01%
Number of salaries quoted 728 1,447 1,753
Median annual salary £40,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £41,375 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.33% - +1.63%

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 1,809 3,731 3,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.29% 16.12% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,469 3,068 3,248
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,250 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £68,750
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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 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
Thames Valley +20 244 £44,000 +22.05% 45
Hampshire +20 209 £37,013 +8.86% 33
Surrey +5 165 £43,250 +44.17% 17
Berkshire +16 126 £42,500 +7.59% 18
West Sussex -37 71 £31,500 -25.88% 5
Buckinghamshire +14 68 £44,000 +39.68% 15
Oxfordshire +15 54 £45,000 +35.34% 12
East Sussex +8 48 £30,000 -20.00% 5
Kent -12 30 £29,250 -2.50% 8
Sussex -11 2 £40,000 -36.00% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 South East region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 583 (76.11%) Windows
2 488 (63.71%) Microsoft
3 393 (51.31%) Office 365
4 366 (47.78%) VMware
5 313 (40.86%) Azure
6 289 (37.73%) Windows Server
7 248 (32.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 215 (28.07%) DNS
9 200 (26.11%) Windows 10
10 178 (23.24%) Hyper-V
11 168 (21.93%) ITIL
12 156 (20.37%) DHCP
13 147 (19.19%) MS Exchange
13 147 (19.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 145 (18.93%) PowerShell
15 141 (18.41%) Security Cleared
16 132 (17.23%) SCCM
17 131 (17.10%) Firewall
18 130 (16.97%) Microsoft Certification
19 129 (16.84%) SharePoint
19 129 (16.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 127 (16.58%) Windows Server 2016
21 126 (16.45%) Azure Active Directory
21 126 (16.45%) SQL
22 122 (15.93%) Cisco
23 116 (15.14%) SC Cleared
24 114 (14.88%) SQL Server
25 106 (13.84%) Citrix
26 98 (12.79%) Linux
27 96 (12.53%) Microsoft Intune

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
1 147 (19.19%) MS Exchange
2 129 (16.84%) SharePoint
3 50 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 43 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (4.57%) Skype for Business
6 26 (3.39%) IIS
7 9 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.65%) Confluence
9 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.26%) Apache
10 2 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.13%) CMS
11 1 (0.13%) JBoss
11 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.13%) SAS
11 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 69 (9.01%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Carpe Diem
2 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.52%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.26%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 393 (51.31%) Office 365
2 313 (40.86%) Azure
3 126 (16.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 78 (10.18%) AWS
5 73 (9.53%) IaaS
6 71 (9.27%) PaaS
7 48 (6.27%) SaaS
8 43 (5.61%) OneDrive
9 28 (3.66%) Serverless
10 24 (3.13%) Azure Functions
11 12 (1.57%) GitHub
11 12 (1.57%) Mimecast
12 10 (1.31%) OpenShift
13 9 (1.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 6 (0.78%) BPaaS
14 6 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
15 5 (0.65%) Power Platform
16 4 (0.52%) Asana
16 4 (0.52%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 215 (28.07%) DNS
2 156 (20.37%) DHCP
3 131 (17.10%) Firewall
4 90 (11.75%) TCP/IP
5 79 (10.31%) SAN
6 66 (8.62%) VPN
7 59 (7.70%) WAN
8 48 (6.27%) LAN
9 43 (5.61%) Skype
10 37 (4.83%) VLAN
11 28 (3.66%) VoIP
12 27 (3.52%) NAS
13 23 (3.00%) Internet
14 22 (2.87%) VSAN
15 20 (2.61%) Wireless
16 19 (2.48%) Remote Desktop
17 16 (2.09%) IP Telephony
18 14 (1.83%) Network Security
18 14 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
19 13 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (14.88%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (0.91%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.52%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (0.39%) GIS
8 3 (0.39%) QGIS
8 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.26%) Big Data
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.26%) Power BI
10 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.13%) MySQL
10 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 16 (2.09%) JIRA
3 9 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.04%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (0.65%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.65%) Gradle
5 5 (0.65%) Maven
6 3 (0.39%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (5.22%) Finance
2 32 (4.18%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.48%) Military
4 17 (2.22%) Public Sector
5 15 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.83%) French Language
6 14 (1.83%) Legal
7 13 (1.70%) Marketing
8 12 (1.57%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.91%) Automotive
9 7 (0.91%) Electronics
10 6 (0.78%) Banking
10 6 (0.78%) Law
11 5 (0.65%) Billing
12 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.26%) Advertising
13 2 (0.26%) Retail
14 1 (0.13%) Back Office
14 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 129 (16.84%) Support Engineer
2 106 (13.84%) Analyst
3 103 (13.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 95 (12.40%) IT Support
5 76 (9.92%) IT Engineer
6 72 (9.40%) 2nd Line Support
7 65 (8.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 50 (6.53%) IT Analyst
9 45 (5.87%) Support Analyst
10 40 (5.22%) Windows Engineer
11 39 (5.09%) IT Support Engineer
12 38 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support
13 36 (4.70%) Service Analyst
14 35 (4.57%) Architect
14 35 (4.57%) Azure Engineer
14 35 (4.57%) Server Engineer
14 35 (4.57%) Service Desk Analyst
15 33 (4.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 33 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 32 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.39%) SAML
2 19 (2.48%) LDAP
3 15 (1.96%) .NET
4 10 (1.31%) JSON
5 9 (1.17%) Web Services
6 8 (1.04%) X-Windows
7 7 (0.91%) EDI
7 7 (0.91%) Express
8 4 (0.52%) HTML
8 4 (0.52%) OAuth
9 3 (0.39%) .NET Core
9 3 (0.39%) PostGIS
9 3 (0.39%) RESTful
10 2 (0.26%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.26%) CGI
10 2 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.26%) SOAP
10 2 (0.26%) Velocity
10 2 (0.26%) XMPP
11 1 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 94 (12.27%) Data Centre
2 49 (6.40%) Public Cloud
3 31 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 29 (3.79%) Private Cloud
5 27 (3.52%) Driving Licence
5 27 (3.52%) Management Information System
6 26 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (2.74%) Replication
8 17 (2.22%) PKI
9 16 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.96%) Clustering
11 11 (1.44%) EPoS
12 10 (1.31%) iPhone
13 8 (1.04%) iSeries
13 8 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
14 7 (0.91%) Life Science
15 6 (0.78%) Internet of Things
16 5 (0.65%) Cloud Native
16 5 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 583 (76.11%) Windows
2 289 (37.73%) Windows Server
3 200 (26.11%) Windows 10
4 147 (19.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 127 (16.58%) Windows Server 2016
6 98 (12.79%) Linux
7 78 (10.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (9.14%) Windows Server 2019
9 52 (6.79%) Windows 7
10 27 (3.52%) Windows 8
11 18 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (1.96%) CentOS
13 14 (1.83%) Android
13 14 (1.83%) Unix
14 8 (1.04%) VMS
15 7 (0.91%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.78%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.65%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
18 4 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (21.93%) ITIL
2 129 (16.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 83 (10.84%) DevOps
4 69 (9.01%) Service Management
5 58 (7.57%) ITIL V3
6 51 (6.66%) Continuous Improvement
7 46 (6.01%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 38 (4.96%) Service Delivery
11 35 (4.57%) Project Management
12 34 (4.44%) Project Delivery
13 33 (4.31%) Configuration Management
14 31 (4.05%) IT Strategy
15 28 (3.66%) Change Management
16 27 (3.52%) Cybersecurity
16 27 (3.52%) Migration
17 26 (3.39%) Information Security
18 25 (3.26%) PRINCE2
18 25 (3.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (18.93%) PowerShell
2 126 (16.45%) SQL
3 17 (2.22%) Python
4 11 (1.44%) VB.NET
5 8 (1.04%) C
6 7 (0.91%) C++
6 7 (0.91%) Perl
7 6 (0.78%) Java
8 5 (0.65%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.65%) C#
8 5 (0.65%) VB
9 4 (0.52%) VBScript
10 3 (0.39%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.26%) Tcl
12 1 (0.13%) Google Apps Script
12 1 (0.13%) PHP
12 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 141 (18.41%) Security Cleared
2 130 (16.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 116 (15.14%) SC Cleared
4 85 (11.10%) MCSE
5 69 (9.01%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (7.57%) CCNA
7 52 (6.79%) MCSA
8 47 (6.14%) Degree
9 38 (4.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 37 (4.83%) DV Cleared
11 26 (3.39%) MCP
12 20 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
13 18 (2.35%) CISSP
14 17 (2.22%) VCP6
15 16 (2.09%) MCITP
16 14 (1.83%) CCNP
17 9 (1.17%) A+ Certification
18 7 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
19 6 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 5 (0.65%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (10.70%) SLA
2 33 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.74%) GDPR
4 6 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.52%) NIST
6 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.39%) QA
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 248 (32.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 178 (23.24%) Hyper-V
3 91 (11.88%) VMware ESXi
4 57 (7.44%) vSphere
5 47 (6.14%) Virtual Servers
6 32 (4.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 25 (3.26%) VMware NSX
8 23 (3.00%) XenApp
9 19 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (1.70%) XenDesktop
11 12 (1.57%) Docker
12 7 (0.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 7 (0.91%) Firmware
13 5 (0.65%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.52%) NFS
14 4 (0.52%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.52%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.26%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 132 (17.23%) SCCM
2 96 (12.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 47 (6.14%) SCOM
4 29 (3.79%) SCVMM
4 29 (3.79%) Terraform
5 20 (2.61%) Ansible
6 19 (2.48%) WSUS
7 18 (2.35%) Kubernetes
8 15 (1.96%) vCenter Server
9 13 (1.70%) Backup Exec
9 13 (1.70%) WMI
10 11 (1.44%) SCSM
11 10 (1.31%) HAProxy
11 10 (1.31%) vRealize
12 7 (0.91%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.65%) SCOrch
15 4 (0.52%) Jamf Pro
16 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 488 (63.71%) Microsoft
2 366 (47.78%) VMware
3 122 (15.93%) Cisco
4 106 (13.84%) Citrix
5 50 (6.53%) Veeam
6 31 (4.05%) Dell
7 25 (3.26%) Red Hat
8 24 (3.13%) HP
8 24 (3.13%) Oracle
9 21 (2.74%) Google
10 20 (2.61%) EMC
11 19 (2.48%) IBM
12 18 (2.35%) Symantec
13 13 (1.70%) Apple
13 13 (1.70%) ServiceNow
14 12 (1.57%) F5
15 11 (1.44%) Avaya
15 11 (1.44%) Infoblox
15 11 (1.44%) SolarWinds
16 10 (1.31%) Sophos