Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 31 29 27
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 896 1,424 2,044
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 7.20% 6.92% 7.68%
As % of the System Software category 38.47% 43.99% 48.74%
Number of salaries quoted 717 1,205 1,742
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,850 £21,275
25th Percentile £28,000 £26,000 £26,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.43% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £53,750 £48,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.67% - +1.35%

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 2,329 3,237 4,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.71% 15.73% 15.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,892 2,664 3,410
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,000 £24,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £31,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +11.12%
75th Percentile £67,125 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 -2 264 £42,500 +13.33% 48
Hampshire +17 235 £40,000 +17.65% 34
Surrey +7 233 £42,500 +41.67% 13
Berkshire +1 135 £40,000 +2.70% 11
Buckinghamshire +4 73 £43,500 +26.05% 21
Kent -4 57 £35,000 +9.38% 11
West Sussex -41 57 £31,500 -21.25% 9
Oxfordshire +6 56 £42,500 +6.25% 16
East Sussex -2 51 £42,500 +42.86% 5
Middlesex -3 1 £50,000 +92.31%
Sussex -10 1 £40,000 -36.00%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 652 (72.77%) Windows
2 610 (68.08%) Microsoft
3 483 (53.91%) Microsoft 365
4 432 (48.21%) Azure
5 420 (46.88%) VMware
6 337 (37.61%) Windows Server
7 275 (30.69%) VMware Infrastructure
8 265 (29.58%) Windows 10
9 241 (26.90%) DNS
10 228 (25.45%) PowerShell
11 213 (23.77%) Firewall
12 203 (22.66%) MS Exchange
13 197 (21.99%) ITIL
14 193 (21.54%) Azure Active Directory
15 191 (21.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 191 (21.32%) Hyper-V
16 179 (19.98%) DHCP
17 160 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
18 148 (16.52%) Citrix
19 143 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
20 142 (15.85%) Cisco
21 141 (15.74%) SharePoint
22 135 (15.07%) Windows Server 2016
23 132 (14.73%) AWS
23 132 (14.73%) SCCM
24 127 (14.17%) SQL
25 119 (13.28%) TCP/IP
26 117 (13.06%) SQL Server
26 117 (13.06%) Microsoft Intune
27 114 (12.72%) Linux

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
1 203 (22.66%) MS Exchange
2 141 (15.74%) SharePoint
3 46 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 31 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (3.46%) IIS
5 22 (2.46%) Skype for Business
6 16 (1.79%) Confluence
7 11 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.45%) WordPress
9 3 (0.33%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.22%) Apache
10 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.22%) JBoss
11 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.11%) nginx
11 1 (0.11%) SAS
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 81 (9.04%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.45%) Visualfiles
3 3 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 483 (53.91%) Microsoft 365
2 432 (48.21%) Azure
3 193 (21.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 132 (14.73%) AWS
5 94 (10.49%) IaaS
6 89 (9.93%) PaaS
7 72 (8.04%) SaaS
8 31 (3.46%) OneDrive
9 22 (2.46%) Serverless
10 21 (2.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 19 (2.12%) Azure Functions
12 18 (2.01%) Azure Data Factory
12 18 (2.01%) OpenShift
13 11 (1.23%) Mimecast
14 10 (1.12%) Power Platform
15 9 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (1.00%) GitHub
15 9 (1.00%) Google Workspace
16 8 (0.89%) Logic Apps
17 7 (0.78%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 241 (26.90%) DNS
2 213 (23.77%) Firewall
3 179 (19.98%) DHCP
4 119 (13.28%) TCP/IP
5 113 (12.61%) SAN
6 96 (10.71%) WAN
7 82 (9.15%) VPN
8 71 (7.92%) LAN
9 60 (6.70%) VLAN
10 55 (6.14%) NAS
11 30 (3.35%) Network Security
11 30 (3.35%) Wireless
12 29 (3.24%) Skype
12 29 (3.24%) VoIP
13 28 (3.13%) WLAN
14 25 (2.79%) iSCSI
15 24 (2.68%) Internet
16 22 (2.46%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (2.23%) Fibre Channel
18 19 (2.12%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (13.06%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.68%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
4 9 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.67%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.45%) Power BI
9 4 (0.45%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.45%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.45%) TKPROF
10 3 (0.33%) MySQL
11 2 (0.22%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (3.13%) JIRA
2 25 (2.79%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.68%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.79%) Bitbucket
5 15 (1.67%) Gradle
5 15 (1.67%) Maven
6 7 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.33%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.22%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Code
8 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 84 (9.38%) Finance
2 36 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.90%) Legal
4 20 (2.23%) Billing
5 17 (1.90%) Law
6 14 (1.56%) Public Sector
7 13 (1.45%) French Language
8 11 (1.23%) Automotive
9 10 (1.12%) Marketing
10 9 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.89%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.89%) Electronics
12 6 (0.67%) Military
13 5 (0.56%) Local Government
14 4 (0.45%) Banking
15 3 (0.33%) German Language
15 3 (0.33%) Retail
16 2 (0.22%) Back Office
17 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 155 (17.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 135 (15.07%) Support Engineer
3 134 (14.96%) Analyst
4 123 (13.73%) IT Support
5 101 (11.27%) IT Engineer
6 77 (8.59%) IT Analyst
7 72 (8.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 71 (7.92%) Support Analyst
9 70 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
10 48 (5.36%) IT Support Engineer
11 47 (5.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 47 (5.25%) Azure Engineer
12 46 (5.13%) IT Support Analyst
13 45 (5.02%) Cloud Engineer
14 44 (4.91%) Service Analyst
14 44 (4.91%) Service Desk Analyst
15 40 (4.46%) Architect
16 39 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
16 39 (4.35%) Administrator
17 36 (4.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.24%) LDAP
2 24 (2.68%) SAML
3 16 (1.79%) .NET
4 7 (0.78%) HTML
5 6 (0.67%) REST
5 6 (0.67%) Web Services
6 5 (0.56%) .NET Core
6 5 (0.56%) RESTful
7 4 (0.45%) EDI
7 4 (0.45%) Express
7 4 (0.45%) JSON
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.33%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.33%) COM
8 3 (0.33%) CSS
8 3 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.33%) HTML5
8 3 (0.33%) J2EE
8 3 (0.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 111 (12.39%) Data Centre
2 59 (6.58%) Public Cloud
3 32 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 30 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.24%) Private Cloud
5 29 (3.24%) Replication
6 28 (3.13%) Driving Licence
6 28 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 28 (3.13%) PKI
6 28 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (2.46%) Clustering
8 13 (1.45%) Algorithms
9 11 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (0.89%) Fat Client
11 8 (0.89%) iSeries
11 8 (0.89%) Life Science
11 8 (0.89%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.78%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.78%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 652 (72.77%) Windows
2 337 (37.61%) Windows Server
3 265 (29.58%) Windows 10
4 143 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 135 (15.07%) Windows Server 2016
6 114 (12.72%) Linux
7 81 (9.04%) Windows Server 2019
8 66 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (4.24%) Windows 7
10 19 (2.12%) Windows 8
11 18 (2.01%) Android
12 17 (1.90%) CentOS
13 15 (1.67%) Apple iOS
13 15 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (1.45%) Unix
15 11 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (1.12%) Mac OS
16 10 (1.12%) Ubuntu
16 10 (1.12%) VMS
17 3 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (21.99%) ITIL
2 191 (21.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 91 (10.16%) DevOps
4 69 (7.70%) Service Management
5 66 (7.37%) Migration
5 66 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
6 60 (6.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 51 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (5.69%) Mentoring
8 50 (5.58%) Configuration Management
9 48 (5.36%) ITIL V3
10 46 (5.13%) Service Delivery
11 43 (4.80%) Project Management
12 42 (4.69%) Cybersecurity
12 42 (4.69%) Network Virtualisation
13 39 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
14 37 (4.13%) Identity Management
15 34 (3.79%) Change Management
16 33 (3.68%) Load Balancing
16 33 (3.68%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 228 (25.45%) PowerShell
2 127 (14.17%) SQL
3 23 (2.57%) Python
4 11 (1.23%) C#
5 9 (1.00%) C
5 9 (1.00%) C++
6 7 (0.78%) Perl
6 7 (0.78%) VB.NET
7 6 (0.67%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.67%) Ruby
7 6 (0.67%) VB
7 6 (0.67%) VBScript
8 5 (0.56%) Java
9 4 (0.45%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.33%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.22%) Tcl
11 2 (0.22%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.11%) Google Apps Script
12 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 160 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 105 (11.72%) Security Cleared
3 96 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 95 (10.60%) MCSE
5 90 (10.04%) Cisco Certification
6 64 (7.14%) CCNA
7 56 (6.25%) Degree
8 42 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 40 (4.46%) MCSA
10 32 (3.57%) MCP
11 27 (3.01%) CCNP
12 26 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
12 26 (2.90%) CISSP
13 22 (2.46%) MCITP
14 18 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (1.90%) DV Cleared
16 13 (1.45%) A+ Certification
17 12 (1.34%) VCP6
18 11 (1.23%) CISM
18 11 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (9.26%) SLA
2 28 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.34%) GDPR
4 8 (0.89%) QA
5 6 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (0.67%) NIST
6 5 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.33%) NCSC
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 275 (30.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 191 (21.32%) Hyper-V
3 75 (8.37%) VMware ESXi
4 55 (6.14%) vSphere
5 39 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
6 37 (4.13%) Virtual Machines
7 32 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 30 (3.35%) XenApp
9 28 (3.13%) Docker
10 24 (2.68%) XenDesktop
11 21 (2.34%) VMware NSX
12 20 (2.23%) Terminal Server
13 16 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.89%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.89%) RHEV
15 7 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 7 (0.78%) NFS
15 7 (0.78%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.56%) Firmware
17 4 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 132 (14.73%) SCCM
2 117 (13.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 47 (5.25%) Ansible
4 45 (5.02%) Terraform
5 42 (4.69%) Kubernetes
6 37 (4.13%) SCVMM
7 26 (2.90%) SCOM
8 22 (2.46%) vRealize
9 19 (2.12%) HAProxy
10 15 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (1.56%) WSUS
12 10 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (1.00%) Backup Exec
13 9 (1.00%) Jamf Pro
13 9 (1.00%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.78%) Nagios
14 7 (0.78%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.78%) WMI
15 5 (0.56%) SCSM
16 4 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 610 (68.08%) Microsoft
2 420 (46.88%) VMware
3 148 (16.52%) Citrix
4 142 (15.85%) Cisco
5 65 (7.25%) Veeam
6 42 (4.69%) Dell
7 35 (3.91%) IBM
8 30 (3.35%) ServiceNow
9 29 (3.24%) Oracle
9 29 (3.24%) Red Hat
10 28 (3.13%) F5
10 28 (3.13%) Google
11 26 (2.90%) HP
12 23 (2.57%) Sophos
13 22 (2.46%) Symantec
14 20 (2.23%) Infoblox
14 20 (2.23%) Meraki
15 15 (1.67%) EMC
16 13 (1.45%) Avaya
16 13 (1.45%) SolarWinds