Period
to 26 June 2019

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 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 32 25
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 +4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,992 2,106 2,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.54% 6.94% 7.67%
As % of the System Software category 45.51% 48.83% 55.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,718 1,780 2,040
South East median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,500 £20,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% -

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 4,377 4,313 4,108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.57% 14.21% 13.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3,524 3,473 3,507
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £22,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +2.38%

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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 +3 717 £37,500 +7.14% 33
Surrey +7 482 £35,000 +11.11% 20
Berkshire -11 382 £39,000 +4.00% 15
Hampshire -13 382 £32,500 +1.56% 23
Buckinghamshire +7 173 £35,000 +3.94% 12
West Sussex +21 167 £42,500 +41.67% 11
Oxfordshire +37 161 £36,200 +20.67% 6
Kent +12 151 £30,000 +9.09% 7
East Sussex +31 79 £41,250 +50.00% 5
Middlesex -3 3 £37,500 -
Home Counties - 2 £60,000 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 1,518 (76.20%) Windows
2 1,119 (56.17%) Microsoft
3 880 (44.18%) Windows Server
4 859 (43.12%) Office 365
5 734 (36.85%) VMware
6 607 (30.47%) Microsoft Azure
7 516 (25.90%) Hyper-V
8 497 (24.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 480 (24.10%) Windows 10
10 443 (22.24%) DNS
11 434 (21.79%) Microsoft Office
12 429 (21.54%) ITIL
13 399 (20.03%) Windows Server 2012
14 392 (19.68%) Windows 7
15 389 (19.53%) DHCP
16 378 (18.98%) MS Exchange
17 369 (18.52%) Firewall
18 343 (17.22%) Windows Server 2008
19 329 (16.52%) PowerShell
20 306 (15.36%) Citrix
21 302 (15.16%) SQL
22 288 (14.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 277 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
24 264 (13.25%) TCP/IP
25 256 (12.85%) Cisco
26 240 (12.05%) VPN
27 233 (11.70%) Linux
28 231 (11.60%) SCCM
29 216 (10.84%) LAN
30 206 (10.34%) 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
1 378 (18.98%) MS Exchange
2 171 (8.58%) SharePoint
3 160 (8.03%) IIS
4 115 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 106 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 101 (5.07%) Skype for Business
7 26 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (1.26%) Apache
8 25 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 20 (1.00%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.65%) CMS
11 11 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.45%) nginx
13 8 (0.40%) IBM Domino
13 8 (0.40%) IBM Notes
14 7 (0.35%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.35%) WordPress
15 6 (0.30%) Confluence
15 6 (0.30%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 434 (21.79%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.050%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 17 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.75%) Sage X3
3 11 (0.55%) Carpe Diem
3 11 (0.55%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.15%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.10%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.050%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.050%) Maximo
8 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.050%) SAP CCM
8 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.050%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 859 (43.12%) Office 365
2 607 (30.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 189 (9.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 177 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
5 113 (5.67%) IaaS
6 96 (4.82%) PaaS
7 86 (4.32%) SaaS
8 40 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 34 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
10 27 (1.36%) OneDrive
11 26 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (1.05%) BPaaS
13 16 (0.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 14 (0.70%) Serverless
15 12 (0.60%) Mimecast
16 11 (0.55%) Azure Functions
17 7 (0.35%) G Suite
18 6 (0.30%) Yammer
19 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
19 4 (0.20%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 443 (22.24%) DNS
2 389 (19.53%) DHCP
3 369 (18.52%) Firewall
4 264 (13.25%) TCP/IP
5 240 (12.05%) VPN
6 216 (10.84%) LAN
7 190 (9.54%) WAN
8 126 (6.33%) Skype
9 117 (5.87%) VLAN
10 108 (5.42%) VoIP
11 107 (5.37%) SAN
12 103 (5.17%) Internet
13 78 (3.92%) Network Security
14 75 (3.77%) Wireless
15 46 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
16 39 (1.96%) NAS
17 30 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
18 29 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
19 22 (1.10%) MPLS
20 18 (0.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 31 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
6 23 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
7 22 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (0.50%) Relational Database
10 9 (0.45%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.35%) DB2
13 6 (0.30%) Big Data
13 6 (0.30%) MySQL
14 5 (0.25%) Cosmos DB
15 4 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (0.20%) Neo4j
15 4 (0.20%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 60 (3.01%) Visual Studio Team System
2 34 (1.71%) Git (software)
2 34 (1.71%) Visual Studio
3 21 (1.05%) MSI
3 21 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (1.00%) JIRA
5 16 (0.80%) AdminStudio
5 16 (0.80%) InstallShield
6 14 (0.70%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.40%) Chocolatey
8 6 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.20%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.15%) gulp
10 3 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.15%) Yeoman
11 2 (0.10%) CircleCI
11 2 (0.10%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.10%) JUnit
11 2 (0.10%) Subversion
12 1 (0.050%) Protractor
General
1 193 (9.69%) Finance
2 43 (2.16%) Law
3 35 (1.76%) Legal
4 33 (1.66%) Telecoms
5 30 (1.51%) Advertising
6 28 (1.41%) Retail
7 24 (1.20%) Marketing
8 16 (0.80%) Banking
8 16 (0.80%) German Language
9 14 (0.70%) Spanish Language
10 13 (0.65%) Back Office
11 8 (0.40%) Automotive
12 7 (0.35%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.35%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.35%) French Language
12 7 (0.35%) Italian Language
13 6 (0.30%) Publishing
14 5 (0.25%) Online Betting
15 4 (0.20%) Games
15 4 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 380 (19.08%) Analyst
2 370 (18.57%) Support Engineer
3 332 (16.67%) IT Support
4 261 (13.10%) IT Engineer
5 250 (12.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 187 (9.39%) Support Analyst
7 186 (9.34%) 2nd Line Support
8 150 (7.53%) IT Support Engineer
9 149 (7.48%) IT Analyst
10 121 (6.07%) Service Analyst
11 116 (5.82%) Architect
12 115 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
13 113 (5.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 110 (5.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 110 (5.52%) IT Support Analyst
15 97 (4.87%) Systems Engineer
16 95 (4.77%) 3rd Line Support
17 93 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 86 (4.32%) 1st Line Support
19 81 (4.07%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (3.01%) JSON
2 53 (2.66%) .NET
3 50 (2.51%) Web Services
4 42 (2.11%) SAML
5 39 (1.96%) LDAP
6 37 (1.86%) OAuth
7 22 (1.10%) HTML
8 20 (1.00%) X-Windows
9 17 (0.85%) CSS
10 13 (0.65%) 802.1X
11 10 (0.50%) .NET Framework
12 9 (0.45%) ASP.NET
12 9 (0.45%) Middleware
13 7 (0.35%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (0.35%) KnockoutJS
14 6 (0.30%) Entity Framework
14 6 (0.30%) REST
15 5 (0.25%) J2EE
15 5 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 153 (7.68%) Data Centre
2 86 (4.32%) Public Cloud
3 75 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 73 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (3.46%) Management Information System
6 68 (3.41%) Driving Licence
7 48 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
8 47 (2.36%) PKI
9 40 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
10 39 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
11 36 (1.81%) Clustering
12 30 (1.51%) CESG
13 29 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
14 24 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
15 22 (1.10%) Replication
16 21 (1.05%) Fat Client
16 21 (1.05%) Thin Client
17 20 (1.00%) User Experience
18 19 (0.95%) NHS
19 17 (0.85%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,518 (76.20%) Windows
2 880 (44.18%) Windows Server
3 480 (24.10%) Windows 10
4 399 (20.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 392 (19.68%) Windows 7
6 343 (17.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 233 (11.70%) Linux
8 148 (7.43%) Windows 8
9 59 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 53 (2.66%) Windows XP
11 52 (2.61%) Unix
12 39 (1.96%) Android
13 29 (1.46%) Mac OS
14 27 (1.36%) Apple iOS
14 27 (1.36%) CentOS
15 26 (1.31%) Mac OS X
16 25 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 17 (0.85%) Ubuntu
17 17 (0.85%) Windows 2000
18 13 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (21.54%) ITIL
2 288 (14.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 195 (9.79%) Problem-Solving
4 123 (6.17%) Migration
5 108 (5.42%) Mobile Device Management
6 105 (5.27%) Project Management
7 100 (5.02%) Computer Science
8 97 (4.87%) DevOps
9 94 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
10 88 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
10 88 (4.42%) Service Management
11 87 (4.37%) Service Delivery
12 83 (4.17%) Time Management
13 79 (3.97%) Mentoring
14 66 (3.31%) Business Continuity
15 63 (3.16%) Presales
16 57 (2.86%) Configuration Management
17 56 (2.81%) High Availability
18 55 (2.76%) Data Protection
18 55 (2.76%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 329 (16.52%) PowerShell
2 302 (15.16%) SQL
3 54 (2.71%) Java
4 30 (1.51%) C#
5 25 (1.26%) Bash Shell
5 25 (1.26%) Python
6 21 (1.05%) JavaScript
7 19 (0.95%) C
8 12 (0.60%) PHP
8 12 (0.60%) T-SQL
9 10 (0.50%) Ruby
9 10 (0.50%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.45%) VBA
11 8 (0.40%) Go
11 8 (0.40%) Perl
12 7 (0.35%) VBScript
13 3 (0.15%) C++
13 3 (0.15%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.15%) Scala
14 2 (0.10%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 277 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 206 (10.34%) MCSE
3 166 (8.33%) Degree
4 154 (7.73%) Security Cleared
5 110 (5.52%) MCSA
6 94 (4.72%) SC Cleared
7 88 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
8 72 (3.61%) CCNA
9 64 (3.21%) MCITP
10 62 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
11 57 (2.86%) MCP
12 48 (2.41%) DV Cleared
13 37 (1.86%) A+ Certification
14 34 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
15 28 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 26 (1.31%) CCNP
17 21 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
18 20 (1.00%) CISSP
18 20 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 18 (0.90%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (10.34%) SLA
2 81 (4.07%) GDPR
3 56 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 47 (2.36%) PCI DSS
5 39 (1.96%) NIST
6 30 (1.51%) NCSC
7 17 (0.85%) COBIT
7 17 (0.85%) PMO
8 16 (0.80%) QA
9 8 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.30%) COSO
10 6 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.25%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.050%) DICOM
14 1 (0.050%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.050%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.050%) NIST 800
System Software
1 516 (25.90%) Hyper-V
2 497 (24.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (5.47%) VMware ESXi
4 71 (3.56%) XenApp
5 70 (3.51%) vSphere
6 49 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
7 42 (2.11%) XenDesktop
8 31 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (1.10%) Docker
10 20 (1.00%) LXC
10 20 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
11 17 (0.85%) VirtualBox
12 16 (0.80%) Firmware
13 15 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 13 (0.65%) Terminal Services
15 12 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
16 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 9 (0.45%) Xen
17 8 (0.40%) BitLocker
17 8 (0.40%) iptables
Systems Management
1 231 (11.60%) SCCM
2 77 (3.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 52 (2.61%) vCenter Server
4 39 (1.96%) Backup Exec
4 39 (1.96%) WSUS
5 36 (1.81%) SCOM
6 33 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
7 28 (1.41%) SCVMM
8 26 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
9 20 (1.00%) DameWare
10 18 (0.90%) Puppet
11 16 (0.80%) NetBackup
12 15 (0.75%) Ansible
13 14 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (0.65%) Perfmon
15 12 (0.60%) Kubernetes
15 12 (0.60%) XenMobile
16 11 (0.55%) AirWatch
16 11 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
16 11 (0.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1,119 (56.17%) Microsoft
2 734 (36.85%) VMware
3 306 (15.36%) Citrix
4 256 (12.85%) Cisco
5 108 (5.42%) HP
6 93 (4.67%) Veeam
7 80 (4.02%) Dell
8 62 (3.11%) Avaya
9 46 (2.31%) Google
10 34 (1.71%) Apple
11 30 (1.51%) Oracle
12 28 (1.41%) Red Hat
13 26 (1.31%) IBM
13 26 (1.31%) ServiceNow
14 25 (1.26%) Symantec
15 24 (1.20%) Adobe
15 24 (1.20%) Polycom
15 24 (1.20%) SolarWinds
15 24 (1.20%) Sophos
16 22 (1.10%) NetApp