Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 38 34 29
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 0
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,112 760 1,670
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.23% 7.64% 7.19%
As % of the System Software category 35.70% 41.87% 44.53%
Number of salaries quoted 859 590 1,412
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £22,000
25th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +15.38% -7.14%
75th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £46,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £61,925
England median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year -3.75% +9.59% -2.67%

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 3,115 1,815 3,750
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.46% 18.25% 16.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,159 1,481 3,080
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,250 £24,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £30,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% -

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 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +5 457 £35,500 -16.47% 127
Hampshire -31 214 £41,000 +17.14% 60
Buckinghamshire +3 201 £30,000 -31.43% 42
Surrey -27 186 £45,000 +7.14% 27
Berkshire -12 164 £40,000 -1.84% 56
Kent +1 99 £32,000 +6.67% 28
West Sussex +23 93 £31,500 - 18
Oxfordshire +2 92 £36,000 -20.00% 29
East Sussex -28 44 £36,000 +21.01% 6
Sussex +1 5 £60,000 +50.00% 4
Middlesex - 4 £55,000 - 1
Home Counties - 3 £62,500 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 794 (71.40%) Windows
2 751 (67.54%) Microsoft
3 669 (60.16%) Microsoft 365
4 613 (55.13%) Azure
5 436 (39.21%) Windows Server
6 393 (35.34%) VMware
7 314 (28.24%) Windows 10
8 278 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 245 (22.03%) Social Skills
10 232 (20.86%) Firewall
11 227 (20.41%) ITIL
12 225 (20.23%) VMware Infrastructure
13 217 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 215 (19.33%) DNS
15 172 (15.47%) DHCP
16 164 (14.75%) Linux
17 162 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
18 158 (14.21%) Citrix
19 156 (14.03%) SCCM
20 152 (13.67%) PowerShell
20 152 (13.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 150 (13.49%) SharePoint
22 148 (13.31%) Cybersecurity
23 146 (13.13%) Microsoft Intune
23 146 (13.13%) WAN
23 146 (13.13%) Finance
24 145 (13.04%) VPN
25 143 (12.86%) LAN
25 143 (12.86%) Data Centre
26 141 (12.68%) DevOps

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
1 150 (13.49%) SharePoint
2 111 (9.98%) MS Exchange
3 29 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (2.16%) IIS
5 14 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.08%) CMS
7 11 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (0.99%) Skype for Business
7 11 (0.99%) Umbraco
7 11 (0.99%) WordPress
8 9 (0.81%) Confluence
8 9 (0.81%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.54%) SAS
9 6 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.36%) Apache
10 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.18%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.18%) nginx
11 2 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.090%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 138 (12.41%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.27%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.090%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.54%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.18%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.090%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 669 (60.16%) Microsoft 365
2 613 (55.13%) Azure
3 278 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 123 (11.06%) AWS
5 99 (8.90%) IaaS
6 87 (7.82%) PaaS
7 80 (7.19%) SaaS
8 50 (4.50%) Serverless
9 45 (4.05%) Power Platform
10 36 (3.24%) OneDrive
11 29 (2.61%) Azure Key Vault
12 28 (2.52%) Azure Monitor
13 21 (1.89%) PowerApps
14 18 (1.62%) Power Automate
15 15 (1.35%) GCP
16 14 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
17 13 (1.17%) Azure Sentinel
17 13 (1.17%) Mimecast
18 11 (0.99%) Google Workspace
18 11 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 232 (20.86%) Firewall
2 215 (19.33%) DNS
3 172 (15.47%) DHCP
4 146 (13.13%) WAN
5 145 (13.04%) VPN
6 143 (12.86%) LAN
7 120 (10.79%) TCP/IP
8 77 (6.92%) VLAN
9 69 (6.21%) Network Security
10 63 (5.67%) SAN
11 59 (5.31%) VoIP
12 47 (4.23%) Wireless
13 41 (3.69%) Internet
14 32 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (2.88%) WLAN
15 27 (2.43%) SNMP
15 27 (2.43%) Unified Communications
16 22 (1.98%) MPLS
17 20 (1.80%) Skype
18 19 (1.71%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.43%) Power BI
3 21 (1.89%) MySQL
4 17 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
5 12 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 9 (0.81%) InfluxDB
6 9 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.54%) DB2
8 5 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
9 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.27%) Big Data
10 3 (0.27%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.27%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.27%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2019
10 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 27 (2.43%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.53%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.26%) JIRA
5 6 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (0.54%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.45%) Postman
6 5 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.45%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.36%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.27%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.27%) Zephyr
9 2 (0.18%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.18%) Gradle
9 2 (0.18%) Maven
9 2 (0.18%) Robot Framework
10 1 (0.090%) MSI
10 1 (0.090%) Protractor
General
1 245 (22.03%) Social Skills
2 146 (13.13%) Finance
3 73 (6.56%) Telecoms
4 63 (5.67%) Retail
5 54 (4.86%) Public Sector
6 47 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
7 46 (4.14%) Manufacturing
8 35 (3.15%) Organisational Skills
9 30 (2.70%) Law
10 29 (2.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 21 (1.89%) Marketing
12 20 (1.80%) French Language
12 20 (1.80%) German Language
13 17 (1.53%) Banking
13 17 (1.53%) Documentation Skills
14 16 (1.44%) Legal
14 16 (1.44%) Presentation Skills
15 15 (1.35%) Advertising
16 13 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.99%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 210 (18.88%) Analyst
2 159 (14.30%) Support Engineer
3 148 (13.31%) IT Engineer
4 146 (13.13%) IT Support
5 126 (11.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 102 (9.17%) Support Analyst
7 77 (6.92%) IT Support Engineer
8 76 (6.83%) IT Analyst
9 71 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 71 (6.38%) Service Analyst
10 64 (5.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 60 (5.40%) Consultant
11 60 (5.40%) Service Desk Analyst
12 56 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support
13 55 (4.95%) Architect
14 48 (4.32%) Technical Consultant
15 44 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 44 (3.96%) Cloud Engineer
16 42 (3.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 42 (3.78%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.52%) .NET
2 23 (2.07%) REST
3 22 (1.98%) SAML
4 18 (1.62%) LDAP
5 17 (1.53%) ARM Templates
5 17 (1.53%) HTML
6 14 (1.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (1.26%) CSS
7 13 (1.17%) JSON
8 11 (0.99%) ASP.NET
9 9 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
10 8 (0.72%) .NET Core
10 8 (0.72%) RESTful
10 8 (0.72%) XMPP
11 7 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (0.54%) X-Windows
13 5 (0.45%) Web Services
13 5 (0.45%) WinForms
14 4 (0.36%) AngularJS
14 4 (0.36%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 143 (12.86%) Data Centre
2 84 (7.55%) Public Cloud
3 53 (4.77%) Self-Motivation
4 51 (4.59%) PKI
5 43 (3.87%) Management Information System
6 36 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
7 32 (2.88%) Cyberthreat
8 27 (2.43%) Replication
9 25 (2.25%) Algorithms
10 22 (1.98%) Smartphone
10 22 (1.98%) User Experience
11 21 (1.89%) Driving Licence
12 19 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
13 16 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.08%) Clustering
15 11 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 10 (0.90%) Cyber Defence
16 10 (0.90%) Cyberattack
17 9 (0.81%) iPhone
17 9 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 794 (71.40%) Windows
2 436 (39.21%) Windows Server
3 314 (28.24%) Windows 10
4 164 (14.75%) Linux
5 91 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (6.12%) Windows Server 2016
6 68 (6.12%) Windows Server 2019
7 56 (5.04%) Windows 7
8 43 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (2.88%) Mac OS
10 31 (2.79%) Android
11 27 (2.43%) Apple iOS
12 22 (1.98%) Windows 8
13 20 (1.80%) Ubuntu
14 18 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (1.44%) Mac OS X
16 12 (1.08%) Unix
17 11 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (0.90%) SUSE
19 8 (0.72%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (20.41%) ITIL
2 162 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
3 152 (13.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 148 (13.31%) Cybersecurity
5 141 (12.68%) DevOps
6 112 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
7 100 (8.99%) Presales
8 93 (8.36%) Disaster Recovery
9 72 (6.47%) Service Delivery
10 71 (6.38%) CI/CD
11 57 (5.13%) Migration
11 57 (5.13%) Service Management
12 55 (4.95%) Test Automation
13 54 (4.86%) Analytics
13 54 (4.86%) Mentoring
13 54 (4.86%) Project Management
14 52 (4.68%) Software Licensing
15 51 (4.59%) Penetration Testing
16 49 (4.41%) Threat Modelling
16 49 (4.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (13.67%) PowerShell
2 127 (11.42%) SQL
3 43 (3.87%) Python
4 28 (2.52%) Bash
5 23 (2.07%) C#
6 13 (1.17%) JavaScript
6 13 (1.17%) Perl
7 11 (0.99%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.54%) Java
8 6 (0.54%) T-SQL
9 5 (0.45%) C
10 3 (0.27%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.18%) C++
11 2 (0.18%) PHP
11 2 (0.18%) R
11 2 (0.18%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.18%) VBA
11 2 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 217 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (7.46%) Security Cleared
3 78 (7.01%) MCSE
4 52 (4.68%) SC Cleared
5 39 (3.51%) Degree
6 38 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (2.61%) CCNA
8 28 (2.52%) CISSP
8 28 (2.52%) MCSA
9 23 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 21 (1.89%) MCP
11 20 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (1.71%) CCA
12 19 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
13 18 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
14 17 (1.53%) A+ Certification
15 14 (1.26%) DBS Check
16 12 (1.08%) DV Cleared
17 11 (0.99%) AWS Certification
18 8 (0.72%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (9.17%) SLA
2 49 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (3.87%) GDPR
4 39 (3.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 28 (2.52%) PCI DSS
6 24 (2.16%) NIST
7 13 (1.17%) QA
8 8 (0.72%) NCSC
9 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.36%) GxP
10 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.27%) Accessibility
11 3 (0.27%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 225 (20.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 134 (12.05%) Hyper-V
3 57 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
4 39 (3.51%) vSphere
5 30 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
6 27 (2.43%) Docker
7 25 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
8 23 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (2.07%) VMware Workstation
9 17 (1.53%) XenApp
10 10 (0.90%) XenDesktop
11 9 (0.81%) Firmware
11 9 (0.81%) KVM
11 9 (0.81%) VMware NSX
11 9 (0.81%) Xen
12 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.54%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.45%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 156 (14.03%) SCCM
2 146 (13.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 62 (5.58%) Single Sign-On
4 48 (4.32%) Terraform
5 38 (3.42%) Ansible
6 37 (3.33%) Kubernetes
7 36 (3.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 35 (3.15%) WSUS
9 18 (1.62%) SCOM
10 13 (1.17%) vCenter Server
11 12 (1.08%) Grafana
12 11 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (0.99%) Puppet
13 10 (0.90%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.90%) FortiGate
14 9 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
14 9 (0.81%) logstash
15 7 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
16 6 (0.54%) MobiControl
16 6 (0.54%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 751 (67.54%) Microsoft
2 393 (35.34%) VMware
3 158 (14.21%) Citrix
4 129 (11.60%) Cisco
5 85 (7.64%) Veeam
6 47 (4.23%) Apple
7 40 (3.60%) HP
8 34 (3.06%) Dell
9 32 (2.88%) Oracle
10 30 (2.70%) Meraki
11 28 (2.52%) SolarWinds
12 26 (2.34%) Google
12 26 (2.34%) Symantec
13 25 (2.25%) Gemalto
14 24 (2.16%) Adobe
15 23 (2.07%) Sophos
16 22 (1.98%) ServiceNow
17 18 (1.62%) Aruba
17 18 (1.62%) EMC
18 17 (1.53%) Avaya