Period
to 26 May 2018

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 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 21 30
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9 -4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 2,093 2,353 2,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.84% 8.05% 7.75%
As % of the System Software category 49.06% 56.69% 55.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,771 2,104 2,642
South East median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.14% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4,266 4,151 5,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.94% 14.20% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3,434 3,515 4,603
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the South East over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

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 May 2018. 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 -12 844 £35,000 -12.50% 105
Berkshire +2 543 £37,500 -11.76% 51
Hampshire -10 499 £31,500 +5.00% 43
Surrey -7 467 £32,500 +8.33% 43
Buckinghamshire -5 164 £33,675 +2.04% 20
Oxfordshire -41 140 £32,500 -23.53% 34
West Sussex -9 114 £32,500 -1.52% 18
Kent -10 105 £27,000 -6.90% 12
East Sussex -26 50 £27,500 -31.25% 4
Middlesex +13 12 £51,250 +46.43%
Sussex -25 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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 1,658 (79.22%) Windows
2 1,240 (59.25%) Microsoft
3 1,029 (49.16%) Windows Server
4 815 (38.94%) VMware
5 749 (35.79%) Office 365
6 509 (24.32%) Hyper-V
7 508 (24.27%) ITIL
8 496 (23.70%) Microsoft Azure
9 484 (23.12%) MS Exchange
10 480 (22.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 462 (22.07%) DNS
12 451 (21.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 418 (19.97%) Firewall
14 400 (19.11%) Cisco
15 394 (18.82%) Windows 7
16 388 (18.54%) Windows Server 2008
16 388 (18.54%) DHCP
17 373 (17.82%) SQL Server
18 369 (17.63%) Windows 10
19 363 (17.34%) Microsoft Office
20 362 (17.30%) SQL
21 305 (14.57%) Citrix
22 284 (13.57%) SCCM
23 271 (12.95%) PowerShell
24 263 (12.57%) LAN
25 248 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
26 238 (11.37%) WAN
27 236 (11.28%) Linux
28 235 (11.23%) TCP/IP
29 201 (9.60%) Problem-Solving

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
1 484 (23.12%) MS Exchange
2 192 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 190 (9.08%) SharePoint
4 171 (8.17%) IIS
5 135 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 76 (3.63%) Skype for Business
7 52 (2.48%) Apache
8 47 (2.25%) WebSphere
9 45 (2.15%) WebLogic
10 40 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 33 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
12 32 (1.53%) JBoss
13 29 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
14 23 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
15 22 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
16 14 (0.67%) Tomcat
17 9 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
17 9 (0.43%) nginx
18 8 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
19 7 (0.33%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 363 (17.34%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.24%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.29%) assyst
3 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.096%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.096%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.048%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.048%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.048%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.048%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.048%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 749 (35.79%) Office 365
2 496 (23.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 163 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
4 87 (4.16%) IaaS
5 77 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 69 (3.30%) SaaS
7 62 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
8 60 (2.87%) PaaS
9 20 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
10 19 (0.91%) OneDrive
11 18 (0.86%) Bluemix
11 18 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
12 15 (0.72%) Mimecast
13 14 (0.67%) G Suite
14 12 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
15 9 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (0.38%) Serverless
17 6 (0.29%) AWS CloudTrail
18 5 (0.24%) Yammer
19 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 462 (22.07%) DNS
2 418 (19.97%) Firewall
3 388 (18.54%) DHCP
4 263 (12.57%) LAN
5 238 (11.37%) WAN
6 235 (11.23%) TCP/IP
7 188 (8.98%) SAN
8 161 (7.69%) VPN
9 100 (4.78%) Wireless
10 89 (4.25%) VoIP
11 71 (3.39%) Skype
12 69 (3.30%) Network Security
13 67 (3.20%) Internet
14 61 (2.91%) VLAN
15 51 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
16 44 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
16 44 (2.10%) NAS
17 42 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
18 35 (1.67%) Wireshark
19 33 (1.58%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 373 (17.82%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 29 (1.39%) MySQL
4 25 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
6 20 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (0.91%) Big Data
7 19 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (0.91%) Relational Database
8 18 (0.86%) Oracle Database
9 13 (0.62%) DB2
9 13 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 9 (0.43%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (1.34%) Git (software)
2 13 (0.62%) JIRA
2 13 (0.62%) Visual Studio
3 12 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (0.53%) Subversion
4 11 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (0.43%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.38%) TeamCity
7 7 (0.33%) MSI
8 6 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.19%) AdminStudio
9 4 (0.19%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.19%) JUnit
9 4 (0.19%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
10 2 (0.096%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.048%) Bower
General
1 163 (7.79%) Finance
2 66 (3.15%) Retail
3 41 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 37 (1.77%) Marketing
5 23 (1.10%) German Language
6 21 (1.00%) Legal
7 19 (0.91%) Advertising
8 18 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.81%) Back Office
9 17 (0.81%) French Language
10 15 (0.72%) Italian Language
11 14 (0.67%) Spanish Language
12 12 (0.57%) Games
12 12 (0.57%) Law
13 8 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.33%) Publishing
15 6 (0.29%) Electronics
15 6 (0.29%) Local Government
16 5 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
16 5 (0.24%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 461 (22.03%) Analyst
2 387 (18.49%) Support Engineer
3 326 (15.58%) IT Support
4 245 (11.71%) Support Analyst
5 235 (11.23%) IT Engineer
6 221 (10.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 159 (7.60%) IT Analyst
8 155 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 144 (6.88%) Architect
10 133 (6.35%) IT Support Engineer
11 126 (6.02%) Service Analyst
12 118 (5.64%) Service Desk Analyst
13 114 (5.45%) IT Support Analyst
14 110 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 99 (4.73%) Consultant
16 96 (4.59%) Desktop Support
17 88 (4.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 87 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support
19 85 (4.06%) Systems Engineer
20 81 (3.87%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (4.54%) .NET
2 59 (2.82%) Web Services
3 50 (2.39%) Middleware
4 42 (2.01%) LDAP
5 36 (1.72%) .NET Framework
5 36 (1.72%) HTML
6 35 (1.67%) CSS
7 26 (1.24%) ASP.NET
8 19 (0.91%) Ajax
9 17 (0.81%) J2EE
10 9 (0.43%) XML
11 8 (0.38%) EJB
11 8 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (0.33%) jQuery
12 7 (0.33%) REST
12 7 (0.33%) WCF
13 6 (0.29%) COM
13 6 (0.29%) Software Packaging
14 5 (0.24%) ADSI
14 5 (0.24%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 143 (6.83%) Data Centre
2 124 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 114 (5.45%) Driving Licence
4 98 (4.68%) Self-Motivation
5 63 (3.01%) Computer Science
6 60 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 55 (2.63%) Clustering
8 47 (2.25%) Public Cloud
9 36 (1.72%) PKI
10 29 (1.39%) NHS
11 27 (1.29%) Replication
12 26 (1.24%) iPhone
12 26 (1.24%) Private Cloud
13 25 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
14 24 (1.15%) iPad
15 22 (1.05%) Fat Client
15 22 (1.05%) Thin Client
15 22 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
16 21 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
17 20 (0.96%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,658 (79.22%) Windows
2 1,029 (49.16%) Windows Server
3 451 (21.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 394 (18.82%) Windows 7
5 388 (18.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 369 (17.63%) Windows 10
7 236 (11.28%) Linux
8 153 (7.31%) Windows 8
9 79 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 69 (3.30%) Unix
11 51 (2.44%) Windows XP
12 33 (1.58%) Mac OS X
13 23 (1.10%) Apple iOS
14 21 (1.00%) Android
15 16 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (0.72%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.62%) CentOS
17 13 (0.62%) Windows Vista
18 11 (0.53%) Ubuntu
19 6 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (24.27%) ITIL
2 201 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
3 147 (7.02%) Migration
4 121 (5.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 101 (4.83%) Service Management
6 96 (4.59%) Problem Management
7 87 (4.16%) Change Management
8 86 (4.11%) Project Management
9 84 (4.01%) Service Delivery
10 77 (3.68%) Presales
11 62 (2.96%) ITSM
12 61 (2.91%) Continuous Improvement
13 59 (2.82%) DevOps
14 58 (2.77%) Incident Management
15 57 (2.72%) Root Cause Analysis
16 56 (2.68%) Time Management
17 55 (2.63%) Mentoring
18 52 (2.48%) ITIL V3
19 50 (2.39%) Capacity Planning
19 50 (2.39%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 362 (17.30%) SQL
2 271 (12.95%) PowerShell
3 57 (2.72%) JavaScript
4 50 (2.39%) C#
5 38 (1.82%) Bash Shell
5 38 (1.82%) C
6 33 (1.58%) Java
6 33 (1.58%) Perl
7 32 (1.53%) VBScript
8 30 (1.43%) Python
9 27 (1.29%) VBA
10 17 (0.81%) T-SQL
11 12 (0.57%) C++
11 12 (0.57%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.53%) VB
13 10 (0.48%) Ruby
14 7 (0.33%) PHP
14 7 (0.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 6 (0.29%) Ada
16 4 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 248 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 172 (8.22%) MCSE
3 137 (6.55%) Degree
4 127 (6.07%) Security Cleared
5 99 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
6 94 (4.49%) MCP
7 91 (4.35%) MCSA
7 91 (4.35%) SC Cleared
8 68 (3.25%) CCNA
9 66 (3.15%) DBS Check
10 54 (2.58%) A+ Certification
11 53 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
12 52 (2.48%) MCITP
13 45 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
14 38 (1.82%) MCTS
15 33 (1.58%) DV Cleared
16 26 (1.24%) CCNP
17 25 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 23 (1.10%) CISSP
19 18 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (8.31%) SLA
2 52 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.00%) GDPR
4 14 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (0.62%) QA
6 11 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.53%) PMO
7 7 (0.33%) COBIT
7 7 (0.33%) ISO 9000
8 6 (0.29%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.24%) GAMP
10 4 (0.19%) GPG13
10 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.096%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 509 (24.32%) Hyper-V
2 480 (22.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (5.83%) vSphere
4 70 (3.34%) XenApp
5 68 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
6 64 (3.06%) XenDesktop
7 46 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
8 32 (1.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 31 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (1.48%) VMware NSX
10 29 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 23 (1.10%) NFS
11 23 (1.10%) Terminal Services
11 23 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
12 16 (0.76%) VirtualBox
13 15 (0.72%) Docker
14 13 (0.62%) DFS Replication
14 13 (0.62%) vCloud
14 13 (0.62%) XenServer
15 10 (0.48%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 284 (13.57%) SCCM
2 119 (5.69%) SCOM
3 54 (2.58%) Backup Exec
4 42 (2.01%) WSUS
5 36 (1.72%) vCenter Server
6 29 (1.39%) FortiGate
7 26 (1.24%) Failover Clustering
8 25 (1.19%) Puppet
8 25 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 24 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 23 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 22 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
12 21 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
13 19 (0.91%) OPNET
14 18 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 15 (0.72%) Nessus
16 14 (0.67%) Tivoli
17 13 (0.62%) Ansible
17 13 (0.62%) Nagios
18 12 (0.57%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 1,240 (59.25%) Microsoft
2 815 (38.94%) VMware
3 400 (19.11%) Cisco
4 305 (14.57%) Citrix
5 141 (6.74%) HP
6 140 (6.69%) Apple
7 112 (5.35%) Oracle
8 106 (5.06%) SolarWinds
9 84 (4.01%) Google
10 73 (3.49%) Veeam
11 64 (3.06%) ServiceNow
12 60 (2.87%) IBM
13 57 (2.72%) Dell
14 49 (2.34%) Symantec
15 42 (2.01%) CommVault
16 38 (1.82%) Riverbed
17 36 (1.72%) Juniper
17 36 (1.72%) Meraki
17 36 (1.72%) NetApp
18 35 (1.67%) SAP