Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 30 28
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,854 2,070 2,148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.32% 7.11% 7.39%
As % of the System Software category 43.78% 49.03% 53.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,579 1,784 1,947
South East median annual salary £34,000 £33,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% +1.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £60,400 £63,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £37,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +5.71% -

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 4,235 4,222 3,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.71% 14.50% 13.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3,454 3,426 3,448
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 £23,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -17 522 £35,000 - 153
Hampshire 0 426 £34,000 +7.09% 91
Surrey +4 391 £30,500 -3.17% 74
Berkshire -30 281 £37,500 -5.06% 76
West Sussex +41 266 £42,500 +41.67% 45
Kent +18 152 £28,000 - 27
Oxfordshire +15 126 £40,000 +23.08% 37
Buckinghamshire -12 117 £30,000 -7.69% 40
East Sussex +63 88 £37,500 -10.71% 21
Middlesex -8 2 £32,500 -12.16%
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,509 (81.39%) Windows
2 1,081 (58.31%) Microsoft
3 826 (44.55%) Office 365
4 784 (42.29%) Windows Server
5 624 (33.66%) VMware
6 559 (30.15%) Windows 10
7 519 (27.99%) Azure
8 476 (25.67%) ITIL
9 453 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 427 (23.03%) DNS
11 423 (22.82%) MS Exchange
12 422 (22.76%) Hyper-V
13 407 (21.95%) Windows 7
14 394 (21.25%) Microsoft Office
15 389 (20.98%) DHCP
16 361 (19.47%) Windows Server 2012
17 324 (17.48%) Citrix
18 291 (15.70%) Microsoft Certification
19 287 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
20 286 (15.43%) Firewall
21 276 (14.89%) TCP/IP
22 275 (14.83%) PowerShell
23 261 (14.08%) SLA
24 260 (14.02%) SQL
25 256 (13.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 253 (13.65%) Cisco
27 241 (13.00%) SQL Server
28 219 (11.81%) SCCM
29 213 (11.49%) WAN
30 206 (11.11%) Finance

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
1 423 (22.82%) MS Exchange
2 193 (10.41%) SharePoint
3 115 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 110 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 106 (5.72%) IIS
6 82 (4.42%) Skype for Business
7 20 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (0.70%) Confluence
10 10 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.32%) Apache
12 5 (0.27%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.27%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.22%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.16%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.16%) MS Project Server
14 3 (0.16%) nginx
14 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 394 (21.25%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 16 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.054%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.27%) Carpe Diem
4 5 (0.27%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.27%) Sage 200
4 5 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.22%) assyst
6 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.16%) Sage X3
6 3 (0.16%) Workfront
7 1 (0.054%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 826 (44.55%) Office 365
2 519 (27.99%) Azure
3 177 (9.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 139 (7.50%) AWS
5 60 (3.24%) IaaS
6 57 (3.07%) SaaS
7 40 (2.16%) OneDrive
8 39 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
9 38 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
10 31 (1.67%) PaaS
11 26 (1.40%) Power Platform
12 25 (1.35%) GCP
13 19 (1.02%) PowerApps
14 15 (0.81%) G Suite
15 14 (0.76%) iPaaS
16 12 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 11 (0.59%) Mimecast
18 7 (0.38%) Azure Functions
18 7 (0.38%) Serverless
19 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 427 (23.03%) DNS
2 389 (20.98%) DHCP
3 286 (15.43%) Firewall
4 276 (14.89%) TCP/IP
5 213 (11.49%) WAN
6 203 (10.95%) LAN
7 172 (9.28%) VPN
8 145 (7.82%) SAN
9 91 (4.91%) VLAN
10 85 (4.58%) Skype
11 83 (4.48%) VoIP
12 64 (3.45%) NAS
13 60 (3.24%) Wireless
14 58 (3.13%) Internet
15 57 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
16 42 (2.27%) Network Security
17 38 (2.05%) iSCSI
18 29 (1.56%) DMZ
19 27 (1.46%) IP Telephony
20 25 (1.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
5 19 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (0.97%) SQL Server 2017
7 15 (0.81%) Big Data
7 15 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 14 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (0.59%) Power BI
10 9 (0.49%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (0.43%) MySQL
12 7 (0.38%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
16 2 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 39 (2.10%) Visual Studio Team System
2 29 (1.56%) JIRA
3 28 (1.51%) Git (software)
4 24 (1.29%) MSI
5 21 (1.13%) AdminStudio
5 21 (1.13%) InstallShield
6 18 (0.97%) Visual Studio
7 17 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (0.76%) Jenkins
9 11 (0.59%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.27%) Bugzilla
11 5 (0.27%) GCC
11 5 (0.27%) SonarQube
12 4 (0.22%) Chocolatey
12 4 (0.22%) GitLab
12 4 (0.22%) ReSharper
12 4 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.22%) Subversion
12 4 (0.22%) TestDirector
General
1 206 (11.11%) Finance
2 51 (2.75%) Legal
3 50 (2.70%) Retail
4 38 (2.05%) Law
5 31 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.13%) Public Sector
7 17 (0.92%) Back Office
8 15 (0.81%) Advertising
9 14 (0.76%) Marketing
10 13 (0.70%) Online Betting
11 10 (0.54%) Aerospace
11 10 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.43%) Games
12 8 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.43%) Publishing
13 7 (0.38%) Banking
13 7 (0.38%) German Language
14 6 (0.32%) Local Government
15 4 (0.22%) Czech Language
16 3 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 403 (21.74%) Analyst
2 352 (18.99%) Support Engineer
3 312 (16.83%) IT Support
4 231 (12.46%) IT Engineer
5 196 (10.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 188 (10.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 186 (10.03%) Support Analyst
8 142 (7.66%) Service Analyst
9 138 (7.44%) IT Support Engineer
9 138 (7.44%) Service Desk Analyst
10 136 (7.34%) IT Analyst
11 122 (6.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 107 (5.77%) IT Support Analyst
13 103 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 94 (5.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 83 (4.48%) Architect
16 76 (4.10%) Administrator
17 73 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support
18 69 (3.72%) Desktop Support
19 68 (3.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (1.83%) .NET
2 32 (1.73%) LDAP
3 28 (1.51%) JSON
4 19 (1.02%) Web Services
5 17 (0.92%) Middleware
5 17 (0.92%) SAML
6 16 (0.86%) OAuth
7 14 (0.76%) HTML
8 11 (0.59%) X-Windows
9 10 (0.54%) ASP.NET
10 9 (0.49%) Kafka
11 8 (0.43%) CSS
12 7 (0.38%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.38%) AngularJS
12 7 (0.38%) jQuery
12 7 (0.38%) SailPoint
13 6 (0.32%) HTML5
13 6 (0.32%) MAPI
14 5 (0.27%) Entity Framework
14 5 (0.27%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 165 (8.90%) Data Centre
2 131 (7.07%) Management Information System
3 81 (4.37%) Driving Licence
4 73 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
5 65 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 58 (3.13%) Clustering
7 30 (1.62%) NHS
8 28 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
9 23 (1.24%) Blackberry
10 22 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
11 18 (0.97%) Public Cloud
12 17 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (0.92%) Replication
12 17 (0.92%) User Experience
13 14 (0.76%) CMDB
13 14 (0.76%) PKI
14 13 (0.70%) CESG
15 12 (0.65%) Fat Client
15 12 (0.65%) Smartphone
15 12 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,509 (81.39%) Windows
2 784 (42.29%) Windows Server
3 559 (30.15%) Windows 10
4 407 (21.95%) Windows 7
5 361 (19.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 287 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 183 (9.87%) Linux
8 108 (5.83%) Windows 8
9 65 (3.51%) Unix
10 49 (2.64%) Solaris
11 45 (2.43%) Windows XP
12 44 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 34 (1.83%) Android
14 28 (1.51%) Apple iOS
15 25 (1.35%) Mac OS
16 23 (1.24%) CentOS
16 23 (1.24%) Ubuntu
17 18 (0.97%) Windows 2000
18 17 (0.92%) Mac OS X
19 10 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (25.67%) ITIL
2 256 (13.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 169 (9.12%) Mentoring
4 159 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
5 108 (5.83%) Information Security
6 95 (5.12%) Service Management
7 93 (5.02%) Ticket Management
8 86 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
8 86 (4.64%) Migration
9 79 (4.26%) DevOps
10 75 (4.05%) Configuration Management
11 74 (3.99%) IT Strategy
12 72 (3.88%) Project Delivery
13 71 (3.83%) High Availability
13 71 (3.83%) Time Management
14 68 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
15 62 (3.34%) Cybersecurity
16 59 (3.18%) Continuous Improvement
17 58 (3.13%) Incident Management
17 58 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 275 (14.83%) PowerShell
2 260 (14.02%) SQL
3 37 (2.00%) C
4 28 (1.51%) Python
5 23 (1.24%) Java
6 22 (1.19%) Bash Shell
7 19 (1.02%) C#
7 19 (1.02%) JavaScript
8 16 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 12 (0.65%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.49%) Ruby
11 6 (0.32%) C++
11 6 (0.32%) Perl
12 5 (0.27%) ABAP
13 4 (0.22%) Google Apps Script
13 4 (0.22%) PHP
13 4 (0.22%) VB
14 3 (0.16%) Go
14 3 (0.16%) VBScript
15 2 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 291 (15.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 177 (9.55%) MCSE
3 172 (9.28%) Degree
4 126 (6.80%) Security Cleared
5 107 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
6 88 (4.75%) CCNA
7 78 (4.21%) MCSA
8 75 (4.05%) MCP
9 61 (3.29%) SC Cleared
10 57 (3.07%) DV Cleared
11 43 (2.32%) MCITP
12 38 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (1.24%) CCNP
13 23 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (1.13%) DBS Check
15 15 (0.81%) A+ Certification
15 15 (0.81%) CISSP
15 15 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (0.70%) MCDST
17 12 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 261 (14.08%) SLA
2 60 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (2.80%) PCI DSS
4 49 (2.64%) GDPR
5 25 (1.35%) NIST
6 16 (0.86%) NCSC
7 14 (0.76%) QA
8 12 (0.65%) COBIT
8 12 (0.65%) PMO
9 9 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (0.49%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.32%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.11%) COSO
12 2 (0.11%) DICOM
12 2 (0.11%) RMADS
13 1 (0.054%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 1 (0.054%) JSP 440
System Software
1 453 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 422 (22.76%) Hyper-V
3 73 (3.94%) vSphere
4 60 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
5 59 (3.18%) Firmware
6 47 (2.54%) XenDesktop
7 40 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 29 (1.56%) XenApp
9 26 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
10 25 (1.35%) Terminal Services
11 19 (1.02%) NFS
12 17 (0.92%) Docker
13 14 (0.76%) VirtualBox
14 11 (0.59%) LXC
15 10 (0.54%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (0.43%) vCloud
18 7 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 7 (0.38%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 219 (11.81%) SCCM
2 98 (5.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 65 (3.51%) WSUS
4 63 (3.40%) SCOM
5 41 (2.21%) Single Sign-On
6 35 (1.89%) Backup Exec
7 32 (1.73%) Ansible
8 26 (1.40%) NetBackup
9 24 (1.29%) SCVMM
10 23 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
11 19 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
12 17 (0.92%) vRealize
13 16 (0.86%) Puppet
14 15 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
14 15 (0.81%) vCenter Server
15 14 (0.76%) Data Guard
16 10 (0.54%) Kubernetes
16 10 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
16 10 (0.54%) Terraform
17 9 (0.49%) DameWare
Vendors
1 1,081 (58.31%) Microsoft
2 624 (33.66%) VMware
3 324 (17.48%) Citrix
4 253 (13.65%) Cisco
5 155 (8.36%) HP
6 93 (5.02%) Dell
7 92 (4.96%) Veeam
8 91 (4.91%) ServiceNow
9 52 (2.80%) EMC
10 48 (2.59%) Oracle
11 41 (2.21%) IBM
12 38 (2.05%) Symantec
13 35 (1.89%) Google
14 30 (1.62%) Apple
14 30 (1.62%) Avaya
15 24 (1.29%) Splunk
16 23 (1.24%) Polycom
17 22 (1.19%) Juniper
17 22 (1.19%) Meraki
17 22 (1.19%) NetApp