Period
to 30 March 2020

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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 26 31
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -10
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,529 2,043 2,227
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 7.10% 7.64% 7.03%
As % of the System Software category 44.54% 49.18% 51.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,291 1,809 1,955
Median annual salary £35,000 £36,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.11% +12.31% -2.99%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,500 £20,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £38,177 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -0.84% +2.67% +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 3,433 4,154 4,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.94% 15.54% 13.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,779 3,359 3,534
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £71,350 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +10.59%

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 30 March 2020.

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 30 March 2020. 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 -13 451 £37,500 - 107
Hampshire -2 321 £34,000 - 51
Surrey -4 300 £30,000 -11.76% 53
Berkshire -15 236 £42,500 +6.25% 52
West Sussex +16 224 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Buckinghamshire -2 123 £35,000 - 23
Kent +7 117 £30,750 -0.81% 30
East Sussex +37 106 £32,500 - 6
Oxfordshire -8 92 £40,000 +14.29% 32
Middlesex +2 1 £26,000 -53.15% 1
Sussex - 1 £62,500 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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 1,229 (80.38%) Windows
2 873 (57.10%) Microsoft
3 805 (52.65%) Office 365
4 632 (41.33%) Windows Server
5 532 (34.79%) VMware
6 499 (32.64%) Windows 10
7 495 (32.37%) Azure
8 367 (24.00%) ITIL
8 367 (24.00%) Firewall
9 351 (22.96%) DNS
10 331 (21.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 313 (20.47%) Hyper-V
11 313 (20.47%) DHCP
12 290 (18.97%) MS Exchange
13 276 (18.05%) PowerShell
14 267 (17.46%) Windows 7
15 264 (17.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 261 (17.07%) SQL
17 246 (16.09%) Windows Server 2012
18 237 (15.50%) SCCM
19 223 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
20 222 (14.52%) TCP/IP
21 219 (14.32%) SQL Server
22 208 (13.60%) SLA
23 207 (13.54%) Citrix
23 207 (13.54%) WAN
24 203 (13.28%) Windows Server 2016
25 198 (12.95%) LAN
26 192 (12.56%) Cisco
27 190 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 290 (18.97%) MS Exchange
2 160 (10.46%) SharePoint
3 95 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 76 (4.97%) IIS
5 67 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 52 (3.40%) Skype for Business
7 20 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (0.65%) Confluence
9 6 (0.39%) Apache
9 6 (0.39%) JBoss
10 5 (0.33%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.26%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.26%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.26%) Camunda
11 4 (0.26%) nginx
11 4 (0.26%) WildFly
12 3 (0.20%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 223 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (0.26%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.065%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.20%) assyst
3 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.065%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.065%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 805 (52.65%) Office 365
2 495 (32.37%) Azure
3 186 (12.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 152 (9.94%) AWS
5 88 (5.76%) SaaS
6 87 (5.69%) IaaS
7 84 (5.49%) PaaS
8 34 (2.22%) OneDrive
9 20 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (1.31%) Power Platform
10 14 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 10 (0.65%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.59%) G Suite
12 9 (0.59%) PowerApps
13 8 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (0.52%) GCP
14 6 (0.39%) Basecamp
15 5 (0.33%) Akamai
16 3 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 367 (24.00%) Firewall
2 351 (22.96%) DNS
3 313 (20.47%) DHCP
4 222 (14.52%) TCP/IP
5 207 (13.54%) WAN
6 198 (12.95%) LAN
7 163 (10.66%) VPN
8 97 (6.34%) SAN
9 79 (5.17%) VoIP
10 75 (4.91%) VLAN
11 70 (4.58%) Skype
12 59 (3.86%) Wireless
13 45 (2.94%) NAS
14 32 (2.09%) Internet
15 30 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
16 25 (1.64%) iSCSI
16 25 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
17 23 (1.50%) IP Telephony
18 22 (1.44%) SSL
19 21 (1.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (14.32%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
4 15 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
6 11 (0.72%) Power BI
6 11 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 10 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (0.59%) SQL Server 2017
9 7 (0.46%) Neo4j
9 7 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.26%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.26%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (1.90%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
3 19 (1.24%) JIRA
4 17 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 17 (1.11%) TeamCity
5 14 (0.92%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.59%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.33%) AdminStudio
7 5 (0.33%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.26%) CircleCI
8 4 (0.26%) MSI
9 3 (0.20%) AutoIt
9 3 (0.20%) Subversion
9 3 (0.20%) WinDbg
10 2 (0.13%) Chocolatey
10 2 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.065%) GCC
General
1 151 (9.88%) Finance
2 56 (3.66%) Legal
3 43 (2.81%) Public Sector
4 31 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.70%) Retail
6 21 (1.37%) Back Office
7 17 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.05%) Games
9 15 (0.98%) Marketing
10 13 (0.85%) Banking
11 12 (0.78%) Law
12 10 (0.65%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.65%) Electronics
12 10 (0.65%) Local Government
13 9 (0.59%) Advertising
14 7 (0.46%) Online Betting
15 6 (0.39%) German Language
16 5 (0.33%) Automotive
16 5 (0.33%) Billing
16 5 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 287 (18.77%) Support Engineer
2 263 (17.20%) Analyst
3 233 (15.24%) IT Support
4 210 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 187 (12.23%) IT Engineer
6 135 (8.83%) Support Analyst
7 116 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 112 (7.33%) IT Analyst
9 98 (6.41%) Desktop Support
9 98 (6.41%) IT Support Engineer
10 87 (5.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 82 (5.36%) Desktop Engineer
12 80 (5.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 78 (5.10%) IT Support Analyst
14 76 (4.97%) Architect
15 72 (4.71%) Service Analyst
16 67 (4.38%) Service Desk Analyst
17 63 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
17 63 (4.12%) Consultant
18 59 (3.86%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.57%) LDAP
2 19 (1.24%) .NET
2 19 (1.24%) JSON
3 10 (0.65%) ASP.NET
4 7 (0.46%) Middleware
5 6 (0.39%) Web Services
6 5 (0.33%) AngularJS
6 5 (0.33%) HTML
7 4 (0.26%) Apache NiFi
7 4 (0.26%) COM
7 4 (0.26%) Kafka
7 4 (0.26%) OAuth
7 4 (0.26%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.20%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.20%) CSS
8 3 (0.20%) Entity Framework
8 3 (0.20%) Flash
8 3 (0.20%) Spring
8 3 (0.20%) Spring Boot
8 3 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 178 (11.64%) Data Centre
2 95 (6.21%) Management Information System
3 83 (5.43%) Clustering
4 79 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 74 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
6 61 (3.99%) Driving Licence
7 51 (3.34%) Private Cloud
8 35 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
9 34 (2.22%) Public Cloud
10 27 (1.77%) PKI
11 21 (1.37%) CMDB
12 18 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
13 15 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.92%) Algorithms
15 13 (0.85%) Smartphone
16 12 (0.78%) Blackberry
16 12 (0.78%) NHS
17 10 (0.65%) Replication
17 10 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
18 9 (0.59%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1,229 (80.38%) Windows
2 632 (41.33%) Windows Server
3 499 (32.64%) Windows 10
4 267 (17.46%) Windows 7
5 246 (16.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 203 (13.28%) Windows Server 2016
7 165 (10.79%) Linux
8 159 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 87 (5.69%) Windows 8
10 54 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 35 (2.29%) Windows Server 2019
12 34 (2.22%) Windows XP
13 26 (1.70%) Android
14 22 (1.44%) Unix
15 19 (1.24%) Apple iOS
15 19 (1.24%) Mac OS
16 13 (0.85%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.78%) Solaris
18 11 (0.72%) CentOS
18 11 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (24.00%) ITIL
2 264 (17.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 190 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
4 113 (7.39%) DevOps
5 108 (7.06%) Information Security
6 89 (5.82%) Migration
7 84 (5.49%) Mentoring
8 79 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
10 61 (3.99%) Problem Management
11 57 (3.73%) Continuous Improvement
12 55 (3.60%) Project Delivery
12 55 (3.60%) Project Management
13 53 (3.47%) Change Management
13 53 (3.47%) Time Management
14 51 (3.34%) Service Delivery
15 50 (3.27%) Presales
16 49 (3.20%) Security Management
17 44 (2.88%) Service Management
18 42 (2.75%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 276 (18.05%) PowerShell
2 261 (17.07%) SQL
3 49 (3.20%) Python
4 24 (1.57%) JavaScript
5 23 (1.50%) Ruby
5 23 (1.50%) VBScript
6 20 (1.31%) Java
7 16 (1.05%) PHP
8 9 (0.59%) C#
8 9 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 8 (0.52%) T-SQL
9 8 (0.52%) VB
10 6 (0.39%) C
11 4 (0.26%) Google Apps Script
11 4 (0.26%) Perl
12 2 (0.13%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.065%) Go
13 1 (0.065%) Groovy
13 1 (0.065%) VBA
Qualifications
1 190 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 139 (9.09%) Degree
3 130 (8.50%) Security Cleared
4 114 (7.46%) MCSE
5 80 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
6 64 (4.19%) SC Cleared
7 61 (3.99%) CCNA
8 58 (3.79%) MCP
9 54 (3.53%) MCSA
10 52 (3.40%) A+ Certification
11 50 (3.27%) DV Cleared
12 46 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
14 23 (1.50%) CCNP
15 20 (1.31%) MCITP
16 13 (0.85%) CISM
16 13 (0.85%) CISSP
17 12 (0.78%) AWS Certification
17 12 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
18 11 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (13.60%) SLA
2 52 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.83%) QA
4 25 (1.64%) PCI DSS
5 23 (1.50%) ISO 9001
6 19 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (1.05%) GDPR
8 14 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.46%) COBIT
10 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.20%) GxP
11 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.13%) NIST
13 1 (0.065%) DICOM
13 1 (0.065%) HL7
13 1 (0.065%) NCSC
13 1 (0.065%) PMO
System Software
1 331 (21.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 313 (20.47%) Hyper-V
3 77 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
4 65 (4.25%) vSphere
5 51 (3.34%) Virtual Machines
6 43 (2.81%) XenApp
7 35 (2.29%) XenDesktop
8 34 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
9 23 (1.50%) Docker
9 23 (1.50%) Firmware
10 19 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
11 15 (0.98%) BitLocker
11 15 (0.98%) VirtualBox
12 14 (0.92%) DFS Replication
12 14 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (0.78%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (0.59%) NFS
16 7 (0.46%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 237 (15.50%) SCCM
2 91 (5.95%) WSUS
3 69 (4.51%) Microsoft Intune
4 58 (3.79%) SCOM
5 36 (2.35%) Ansible
6 25 (1.64%) Backup Exec
7 24 (1.57%) NetBackup
7 24 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
8 23 (1.50%) SCVMM
9 19 (1.24%) Terraform
10 18 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
11 16 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
12 14 (0.92%) Kubernetes
12 14 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
12 14 (0.92%) vCenter Server
13 12 (0.78%) Nagios
14 11 (0.72%) Puppet
15 10 (0.65%) vRealize
16 9 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
16 9 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 873 (57.10%) Microsoft
2 532 (34.79%) VMware
3 207 (13.54%) Citrix
4 192 (12.56%) Cisco
5 120 (7.85%) HP
6 50 (3.27%) Veeam
7 46 (3.01%) Symantec
8 45 (2.94%) Dell
9 44 (2.88%) Apple
9 44 (2.88%) ServiceNow
10 35 (2.29%) EMC
11 27 (1.77%) Oracle
12 26 (1.70%) McAfee
12 26 (1.70%) Meraki
13 23 (1.50%) Juniper
13 23 (1.50%) Sophos
14 22 (1.44%) NetApp
15 21 (1.37%) Palo Alto
16 18 (1.18%) WatchGuard
17 17 (1.11%) IBM