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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England / South East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 30 26
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1174 1470 1659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.88% 7.63% 7.93%
As % of the System Software category 57.21% 54.24% 58.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 1304 1398
Median salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.85% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -1.53% -  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

System Software Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2052 2710 2860
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 13.77% 14.06% 13.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1740 2339 2385
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Active Directory as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +11 309 £30,750 -12.14% 26
Berkshire +6 264 £42,500 +8.97% 34
Hampshire -6 211 £31,000 -12.67% 34
Buckinghamshire +21 116 £33,000 +13.79% 17
Oxfordshire +11 115 £42,500 +21.42% 24
Kent 0 65 £30,000 -7.69% 4
West Sussex 0 65 £33,000 +1.53% 5
East Sussex +3 28 £40,000 +25.00% 5
Sussex -1 3 £32,500 -56.66%
Middlesex -5 2 £41,750 +22.79%
Home Counties +3 1 £32,500 +8.33%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 2039 (84.36%) Windows
2 1322 (54.70%) Microsoft
3 1173 (48.53%) Windows Server
4 951 (39.35%) VMware
5 706 (29.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 701 (29.00%) MS Exchange
7 601 (24.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 595 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
9 579 (23.96%) Office 365
10 541 (22.38%) Hyper-V
11 538 (22.26%) MS Excel
12 522 (21.60%) ITIL
13 517 (21.39%) DNS
14 491 (20.31%) Windows 7
15 466 (19.28%) SQL Server
15 466 (19.28%) Firewall
16 458 (18.95%) Cisco
17 454 (18.78%) MS Office
18 411 (17.00%) SQL
19 410 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
20 387 (16.01%) DHCP
21 361 (14.94%) TCP/IP
22 349 (14.44%) Citrix
23 344 (14.23%) Linux
24 322 (13.32%) LAN
25 316 (13.07%) Microsoft Azure
26 297 (12.29%) MCSE
27 295 (12.21%) PowerShell
28 288 (11.92%) Finance
29 287 (11.87%) WAN

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
1 701 (29.00%) MS Exchange
2 204 (8.44%) SharePoint
3 184 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 171 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 170 (7.03%) IIS
6 147 (6.08%) Skype for Business
7 93 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 51 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
9 50 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
10 27 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 26 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
12 24 (0.99%) Apache
13 21 (0.87%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.70%) IBM Notes
15 15 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
16 12 (0.50%) CMS
16 12 (0.50%) JBoss
16 12 (0.50%) SAS
16 12 (0.50%) WebLogic
17 11 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 538 (22.26%) MS Excel
2 454 (18.78%) MS Office
3 27 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.17%) Final Cut Pro
6 4 (0.17%) MS Project
6 4 (0.17%) QuarkXPress
7 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.041%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.25%) Infor CRM
3 6 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.12%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.083%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.041%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.041%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.041%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.041%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.041%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 579 (23.96%) Office 365
2 316 (13.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 174 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
4 79 (3.27%) IaaS
5 61 (2.52%) SaaS
6 49 (2.03%) PaaS
7 32 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (0.46%) G Suite
10 9 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
10 9 (0.37%) SoftLayer
10 9 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.33%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.29%) Yammer
13 5 (0.21%) GitHub
13 5 (0.21%) iPaaS
14 4 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.17%) Mimecast
15 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 517 (21.39%) DNS
2 466 (19.28%) Firewall
3 387 (16.01%) DHCP
4 361 (14.94%) TCP/IP
5 322 (13.32%) LAN
6 287 (11.87%) WAN
7 275 (11.38%) SAN
8 245 (10.14%) VPN
9 146 (6.04%) VLAN
10 123 (5.09%) Skype
11 121 (5.01%) VoIP
12 86 (3.56%) Wireless
13 85 (3.52%) Network Security
14 82 (3.39%) Internet
15 74 (3.06%) NAS
16 62 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
17 61 (2.52%) LDAP
18 51 (2.11%) Kerberos
19 49 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
20 45 (1.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 466 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 104 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 49 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
4 36 (1.49%) MySQL
5 29 (1.20%) NoSQL
6 25 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 25 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 25 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (0.99%) Big Data
8 22 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
10 15 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 14 (0.58%) InfluxDB
12 12 (0.50%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
14 10 (0.41%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (0.29%) OLAP
16 7 (0.29%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 24 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (0.87%) Visual Studio
3 12 (0.50%) JIRA
4 10 (0.41%) Vagrant
4 10 (0.41%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 8 (0.33%) WinDbg
6 6 (0.25%) Subversion
7 5 (0.21%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.21%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.21%) MSI
8 4 (0.17%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.17%) WebLOAD
9 3 (0.12%) FxCop
9 3 (0.12%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.12%) StyleCop
9 3 (0.12%) Trac
9 3 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.083%) Android Studio
10 2 (0.083%) AQtime
11 1 (0.041%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 288 (11.92%) Finance
2 54 (2.23%) Telecoms
3 42 (1.74%) German Language
4 36 (1.49%) French Language
5 32 (1.32%) Legal
6 31 (1.28%) Marketing
7 28 (1.16%) Advertising
8 26 (1.08%) Spanish Language
9 25 (1.03%) Back Office
9 25 (1.03%) Games
10 20 (0.83%) Banking
10 20 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.74%) Automotive
12 17 (0.70%) Dutch Language
12 17 (0.70%) Retail
13 15 (0.62%) Law
14 13 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.50%) Electronics
15 12 (0.50%) Italian Language
16 9 (0.37%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 588 (24.33%) Support Engineer
2 518 (21.43%) Analyst
3 411 (17.00%) IT Support
4 299 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 285 (11.79%) Support Analyst
6 281 (11.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 236 (9.76%) IT Engineer
8 187 (7.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 173 (7.16%) IT Support Engineer
10 167 (6.91%) IT Analyst
11 162 (6.70%) Administrator
12 159 (6.58%) Service Analyst
13 155 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support
14 154 (6.37%) Windows Engineer
15 152 (6.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 149 (6.16%) Service Desk Analyst
17 144 (5.96%) 1st Line Support
18 141 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 136 (5.63%) IT Support Analyst
20 118 (4.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (3.93%) .NET
2 57 (2.36%) Web Services
3 44 (1.82%) HTML
4 23 (0.95%) ASP.NET
5 19 (0.79%) Middleware
5 19 (0.79%) XML
6 14 (0.58%) Regular Expression
6 14 (0.58%) Software Packaging
6 14 (0.58%) ZeroMQ
7 12 (0.50%) COM
7 12 (0.50%) JSON
8 10 (0.41%) iOS SDK
8 10 (0.41%) OAuth
8 10 (0.41%) SailPoint
8 10 (0.41%) Silverlight
8 10 (0.41%) SOAP
9 9 (0.37%) CSS
9 9 (0.37%) XSLT
10 8 (0.33%) REST
11 7 (0.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 124 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (4.96%) Data Centre
3 103 (4.26%) Driving Licence
4 99 (4.10%) Clustering
5 79 (3.27%) Computer Science
6 68 (2.81%) Management Information System
7 55 (2.28%) Blackberry
8 53 (2.19%) PKI
9 45 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
10 35 (1.45%) Replication
11 34 (1.41%) iPad
12 31 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
13 28 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 26 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
15 25 (1.03%) Cyber Attack
16 24 (0.99%) Fat Client
16 24 (0.99%) Thin Client
17 23 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
18 20 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
18 20 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2039 (84.36%) Windows
2 1173 (48.53%) Windows Server
3 706 (29.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 601 (24.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 491 (20.31%) Windows 7
6 344 (14.23%) Linux
7 266 (11.01%) Windows 10
8 214 (8.85%) Windows 8
9 212 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 107 (4.43%) Windows XP
11 94 (3.89%) Mac OS X
12 71 (2.94%) Apple iOS
13 64 (2.65%) Unix
14 48 (1.99%) Mac OS
15 44 (1.82%) CentOS
16 40 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 35 (1.45%) Android
18 34 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
19 24 (0.99%) Solaris
20 23 (0.95%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (21.60%) ITIL
2 102 (4.22%) Service Delivery
3 96 (3.97%) Mentoring
4 89 (3.68%) Presales
5 85 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 84 (3.48%) Service Management
7 80 (3.31%) Cybersecurity
7 80 (3.31%) High Availability
7 80 (3.31%) Migration
8 68 (2.81%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (2.81%) ITIL V3
9 67 (2.77%) Change Management
9 67 (2.77%) DevOps
10 66 (2.73%) SIEM
11 63 (2.61%) Analytics
12 59 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
13 58 (2.40%) Identity Management
14 56 (2.32%) Information Security
14 56 (2.32%) Project Management
15 54 (2.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 411 (17.00%) SQL
2 295 (12.21%) PowerShell
3 65 (2.69%) C
4 63 (2.61%) Java
5 61 (2.52%) C#
6 54 (2.23%) Python
7 46 (1.90%) Bash Shell
8 43 (1.78%) VBScript
9 41 (1.70%) JavaScript
10 37 (1.53%) VB
11 34 (1.41%) T-SQL
12 30 (1.24%) Perl
13 18 (0.74%) C++
14 15 (0.62%) Ruby
15 11 (0.46%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.37%) PHP
16 9 (0.37%) VBA
17 7 (0.29%) XAML
18 4 (0.17%) ABAP
18 4 (0.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 410 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 297 (12.29%) MCSE
3 205 (8.48%) Cisco Certification
4 180 (7.45%) CCNA
5 179 (7.41%) Degree
6 170 (7.03%) MCSA
7 127 (5.25%) MCP
8 94 (3.89%) CISSP
9 93 (3.85%) Security Cleared
10 73 (3.02%) SC Cleared
11 72 (2.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 68 (2.81%) MCITP
13 57 (2.36%) CCNP
14 48 (1.99%) A+ Certification
15 39 (1.61%) CEH
16 37 (1.53%) DBS Check
17 33 (1.37%) CISM
18 27 (1.12%) GCIA
18 27 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
19 21 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (9.64%) SLA
2 59 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 32 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.25%) QA
6 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.12%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.12%) ISO19770
8 2 (0.083%) COBIT
8 2 (0.083%) GPG13
8 2 (0.083%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.083%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.041%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.041%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.041%) PMO
9 1 (0.041%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 595 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 541 (22.38%) Hyper-V
3 142 (5.88%) vSphere
4 77 (3.19%) XenApp
5 71 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
6 55 (2.28%) VMware ESX
7 40 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
8 29 (1.20%) Terminal Services
9 28 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (1.08%) Firmware
11 25 (1.03%) ISA Server
12 24 (0.99%) XenDesktop
13 20 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
14 19 (0.79%) VMware Server
15 17 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 17 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
16 16 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
16 16 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
17 15 (0.62%) Terminal Server
17 15 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 261 (10.80%) SCCM
2 103 (4.26%) SCOM
3 75 (3.10%) Backup Exec
4 61 (2.52%) WSUS
5 43 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (1.78%) Puppet
6 41 (1.70%) Microsoft Clustering
7 37 (1.53%) NetBackup
8 26 (1.08%) Ansible
9 25 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
10 24 (0.99%) Grafana
10 24 (0.99%) SCSM
11 21 (0.87%) Nessus
12 20 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 17 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 15 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
15 13 (0.54%) Nagios
16 11 (0.46%) Control-M
16 11 (0.46%) vRealize
17 10 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1322 (54.70%) Microsoft
2 951 (39.35%) VMware
3 458 (18.95%) Cisco
4 349 (14.44%) Citrix
5 206 (8.52%) HP
6 104 (4.30%) Dell
7 88 (3.64%) Apple
8 83 (3.43%) NetApp
9 73 (3.02%) Veeam
10 67 (2.77%) Red Hat
11 58 (2.40%) Oracle
12 54 (2.23%) EMC
13 51 (2.11%) Juniper
13 51 (2.11%) Symantec
14 44 (1.82%) Google
14 44 (1.82%) Remedy
15 42 (1.74%) 3PAR
16 35 (1.45%) F5
16 35 (1.45%) Sophos
17 33 (1.37%) Veritas
Maidstone, Kent
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, pension, holidays, OnCall Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £44000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23 - £27 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
St Giles International
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Stratospherec
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + additional company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £28000 per annum + training, progression
Posted: 6 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £33000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £44000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £23000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + benefiits+ training+ progression
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + benefiits+ training+ progression
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Rullion
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago