Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 28 28
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,674 1,976 2,180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.21% 7.44% 7.12%
As % of the System Software category 44.65% 50.09% 53.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,384 1,690 1,946
South East median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -2.26%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,363 £20,750
90th Percentile £62,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -1.33% +4.17% +2.86%

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 3,749 3,945 4,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.15% 14.84% 13.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3,036 3,205 3,477
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,750 £22,400
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £65,000
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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -24 441 £34,500 -8.00% 154
Hampshire -12 346 £34,000 - 67
Surrey -1 327 £30,000 -11.76% 79
West Sussex +25 292 £42,000 +6.33% 34
Berkshire -33 223 £40,000 -5.88% 76
Kent +21 160 £30,000 -6.25% 31
Buckinghamshire -10 125 £30,000 -7.69% 43
East Sussex +37 97 £37,500 +27.12% 18
Oxfordshire +9 93 £33,250 -5.00% 35
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £62,500 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 1,380 (82.44%) Windows
2 993 (59.32%) Microsoft
3 780 (46.59%) Office 365
4 677 (40.44%) Windows Server
5 540 (32.26%) VMware
6 526 (31.42%) Windows 10
7 488 (29.15%) Azure
8 457 (27.30%) ITIL
9 416 (24.85%) DNS
10 379 (22.64%) DHCP
11 378 (22.58%) MS Exchange
12 376 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
13 344 (20.55%) Windows 7
14 316 (18.88%) Firewall
15 311 (18.58%) Hyper-V
16 307 (18.34%) Microsoft Office
17 294 (17.56%) PowerShell
18 289 (17.26%) Citrix
19 282 (16.85%) SQL
20 271 (16.19%) SLA
21 270 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
22 260 (15.53%) TCP/IP
23 253 (15.11%) Microsoft Certification
24 251 (14.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 233 (13.92%) WAN
26 227 (13.56%) SQL Server
27 226 (13.50%) SCCM
28 218 (13.02%) LAN
29 209 (12.49%) Windows Server 2008
30 208 (12.43%) 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
1 378 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 188 (11.23%) SharePoint
3 98 (5.85%) IIS
4 91 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 84 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 40 (2.39%) Skype for Business
7 24 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (0.66%) Confluence
9 8 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.48%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.30%) Apache
12 4 (0.24%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.24%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.18%) CMS
13 3 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 307 (18.34%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (0.24%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.060%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.24%) assyst
5 3 (0.18%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.060%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.060%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.060%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 780 (46.59%) Office 365
2 488 (29.15%) Azure
3 195 (11.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 147 (8.78%) AWS
5 99 (5.91%) SaaS
6 82 (4.90%) IaaS
7 64 (3.82%) PaaS
8 40 (2.39%) OneDrive
9 35 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
10 32 (1.91%) Power Platform
11 29 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
12 25 (1.49%) PowerApps
13 14 (0.84%) G Suite
14 12 (0.72%) GCP
15 8 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 7 (0.42%) iPaaS
17 6 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
17 6 (0.36%) Basecamp
17 6 (0.36%) Mimecast
17 6 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 416 (24.85%) DNS
2 379 (22.64%) DHCP
3 316 (18.88%) Firewall
4 260 (15.53%) TCP/IP
5 233 (13.92%) WAN
6 218 (13.02%) LAN
7 160 (9.56%) VPN
8 108 (6.45%) SAN
9 84 (5.02%) VLAN
10 82 (4.90%) VoIP
11 63 (3.76%) NAS
12 61 (3.64%) Wireless
13 51 (3.05%) Skype
14 48 (2.87%) Internet
15 41 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
16 34 (2.03%) DMZ
17 33 (1.97%) IP Telephony
18 31 (1.85%) iSCSI
19 29 (1.73%) Remote Desktop
20 28 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 23 (1.37%) SQL Server 2017
6 16 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
7 15 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 15 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (0.66%) Big Data
9 10 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (0.54%) Power BI
11 8 (0.48%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.42%) MySQL
12 7 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.30%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
15 3 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 34 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 33 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
3 25 (1.49%) JIRA
4 19 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
4 19 (1.14%) TeamCity
5 17 (1.02%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.90%) MSI
7 13 (0.78%) AdminStudio
7 13 (0.78%) InstallShield
8 9 (0.54%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.30%) GCC
9 5 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.24%) Chocolatey
10 4 (0.24%) Subversion
11 3 (0.18%) AutoIt
11 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.12%) GitLab
12 2 (0.12%) Gradle
12 2 (0.12%) SonarQube
General
1 208 (12.43%) Finance
2 55 (3.29%) Legal
3 44 (2.63%) Retail
4 42 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 37 (2.21%) Public Sector
6 22 (1.31%) Marketing
7 18 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 16 (0.96%) Back Office
9 15 (0.90%) Games
10 12 (0.72%) Advertising
10 12 (0.72%) Law
11 10 (0.60%) Banking
11 10 (0.60%) Online Betting
12 9 (0.54%) Local Government
13 8 (0.48%) Electronics
13 8 (0.48%) German Language
14 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.30%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.30%) Billing
16 4 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 358 (21.39%) Analyst
2 321 (19.18%) Support Engineer
3 286 (17.08%) IT Support
4 194 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 186 (11.11%) IT Engineer
6 184 (10.99%) Support Analyst
7 152 (9.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 140 (8.36%) IT Analyst
9 118 (7.05%) Service Analyst
10 115 (6.87%) Service Desk Analyst
11 112 (6.69%) IT Support Engineer
12 106 (6.33%) IT Support Analyst
13 102 (6.09%) Desktop Support
14 94 (5.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 93 (5.56%) Architect
16 83 (4.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 78 (4.66%) Administrator
18 72 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 71 (4.24%) Desktop Engineer
20 62 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (1.85%) LDAP
2 25 (1.49%) .NET
2 25 (1.49%) JSON
3 15 (0.90%) Middleware
3 15 (0.90%) Web Services
4 10 (0.60%) ASP.NET
5 9 (0.54%) Kafka
6 6 (0.36%) HTML
6 6 (0.36%) SailPoint
6 6 (0.36%) Software Packaging
7 5 (0.30%) .NET Core
7 5 (0.30%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.30%) 802.1X
7 5 (0.30%) COM
7 5 (0.30%) X-Windows
8 4 (0.24%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.24%) Entity Framework
8 4 (0.24%) REST
8 4 (0.24%) SAP Basis
8 4 (0.24%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 182 (10.87%) Data Centre
2 132 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 88 (5.26%) Clustering
4 76 (4.54%) Driving Licence
5 75 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 69 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
7 36 (2.15%) Private Cloud
8 28 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 25 (1.49%) Blackberry
10 24 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
11 21 (1.25%) PKI
12 20 (1.19%) NHS
13 19 (1.14%) Smartphone
14 17 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.02%) Public Cloud
15 16 (0.96%) CMDB
16 15 (0.90%) EMC VNX
17 13 (0.78%) Replication
18 11 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
19 8 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,380 (82.44%) Windows
2 677 (40.44%) Windows Server
3 526 (31.42%) Windows 10
4 344 (20.55%) Windows 7
5 270 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 209 (12.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 165 (9.86%) Linux
8 81 (4.84%) Windows 8
9 61 (3.64%) Unix
10 52 (3.11%) Solaris
11 44 (2.63%) Windows XP
12 29 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (1.55%) Android
14 24 (1.43%) Apple iOS
15 21 (1.25%) Ubuntu
16 19 (1.14%) Mac OS
17 18 (1.08%) CentOS
18 13 (0.78%) Mac OS X
18 13 (0.78%) Windows 2000
19 8 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (27.30%) ITIL
2 251 (14.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 202 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
4 147 (8.78%) Mentoring
5 126 (7.53%) Information Security
6 110 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
7 105 (6.27%) DevOps
8 102 (6.09%) Ticket Management
9 89 (5.32%) Migration
10 70 (4.18%) Time Management
11 69 (4.12%) Service Management
12 68 (4.06%) Configuration Management
13 67 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 65 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
15 63 (3.76%) High Availability
16 62 (3.70%) Problem Management
17 57 (3.41%) IT Strategy
17 57 (3.41%) Service Delivery
18 55 (3.29%) Project Delivery
19 54 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 294 (17.56%) PowerShell
2 282 (16.85%) SQL
3 54 (3.23%) Python
4 32 (1.91%) C
5 27 (1.61%) Java
6 26 (1.55%) Bash Shell
7 23 (1.37%) JavaScript
8 22 (1.31%) Ruby
9 17 (1.02%) PHP
10 13 (0.78%) VBScript
11 12 (0.72%) C#
11 12 (0.72%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.66%) T-SQL
13 10 (0.60%) Perl
14 7 (0.42%) VB
15 6 (0.36%) Google Apps Script
16 4 (0.24%) ABAP
16 4 (0.24%) C++
17 2 (0.12%) PL/SQL
18 1 (0.060%) Go
Qualifications
1 253 (15.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 171 (10.22%) Degree
3 129 (7.71%) MCSE
4 120 (7.17%) Security Cleared
5 96 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
6 85 (5.08%) MCP
7 75 (4.48%) CCNA
8 57 (3.41%) MCSA
9 53 (3.17%) DV Cleared
10 51 (3.05%) SC Cleared
11 36 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
12 33 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
13 28 (1.67%) A+ Certification
14 25 (1.49%) CCNP
15 24 (1.43%) MCITP
16 17 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
17 16 (0.96%) DBS Check
18 15 (0.90%) MCDST
19 12 (0.72%) AWS Certification
19 12 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (16.19%) SLA
2 36 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (1.91%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.02%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.84%) GDPR
5 14 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.60%) NIST
6 10 (0.60%) QA
7 8 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.42%) COBIT
9 3 (0.18%) NCSC
10 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.12%) DICOM
10 2 (0.12%) RMADS
11 1 (0.060%) BS7799
11 1 (0.060%) GxP
11 1 (0.060%) HL7
System Software
1 376 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 311 (18.58%) Hyper-V
3 66 (3.94%) Firmware
4 58 (3.46%) vSphere
5 56 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
6 39 (2.33%) XenDesktop
7 34 (2.03%) XenApp
8 32 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
9 25 (1.49%) Docker
10 23 (1.37%) NFS
11 21 (1.25%) Terminal Services
12 19 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (0.90%) VirtualBox
14 13 (0.78%) DFS Replication
15 8 (0.48%) BitLocker
15 8 (0.48%) ISA Server
15 8 (0.48%) VMware NSX
15 8 (0.48%) VMware Server
16 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 226 (13.50%) SCCM
2 89 (5.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 81 (4.84%) WSUS
4 70 (4.18%) SCOM
5 43 (2.57%) Ansible
6 24 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
7 18 (1.08%) Puppet
8 17 (1.02%) Data Guard
8 17 (1.02%) SCVMM
8 17 (1.02%) Terraform
9 16 (0.96%) NetBackup
9 16 (0.96%) vRealize
10 15 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
11 14 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
12 13 (0.78%) Backup Exec
13 11 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
13 11 (0.66%) Kubernetes
13 11 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
14 10 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 993 (59.32%) Microsoft
2 540 (32.26%) VMware
3 289 (17.26%) Citrix
4 200 (11.95%) Cisco
5 125 (7.47%) HP
6 103 (6.15%) ServiceNow
7 52 (3.11%) Dell
7 52 (3.11%) Oracle
8 46 (2.75%) EMC
9 40 (2.39%) Apple
10 39 (2.33%) Veeam
11 37 (2.21%) Symantec
12 32 (1.91%) IBM
12 32 (1.91%) Meraki
13 28 (1.67%) Splunk
14 25 (1.49%) Juniper
15 22 (1.31%) MobileIron
16 18 (1.08%) Google
17 17 (1.02%) Forcepoint
17 17 (1.02%) SonicWALL