Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 27 30
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 2,134 2,219 2,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.41% 7.26% 7.44%
As % of the System Software category 50.75% 54.03% 52.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,839 2,014 2,318
South East median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.62% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,875
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 4,205 4,107 4,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.61% 13.43% 14.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3,427 3,568 4,253
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018. 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 +12 855 £36,500 +4.29% 130
Surrey +6 572 £30,500 -12.86% 49
Berkshire +16 548 £40,000 - 44
Hampshire -15 462 £32,500 +14.04% 68
Buckinghamshire +9 183 £32,500 +4.00% 54
West Sussex 0 137 £35,000 +16.67% 16
Oxfordshire -17 124 £32,500 -1.31% 32
Kent -8 64 £32,000 +4.92% 12
East Sussex -45 34 £40,000 - 15
Middlesex -13 2 £37,000 +5.71%
Home Counties +3 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £75,000 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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 1,679 (78.68%) Windows
2 1,307 (61.25%) Microsoft
3 1,010 (47.33%) Windows Server
4 880 (41.24%) Office 365
5 761 (35.66%) VMware
6 604 (28.30%) Microsoft Azure
7 517 (24.23%) VMware Infrastructure
8 494 (23.15%) Windows 10
9 462 (21.65%) MS Exchange
10 459 (21.51%) Microsoft Office
11 452 (21.18%) ITIL
12 447 (20.95%) DNS
13 434 (20.34%) Firewall
14 430 (20.15%) Windows 7
15 428 (20.06%) Hyper-V
16 403 (18.88%) DHCP
17 389 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
18 374 (17.53%) Windows Server 2008
19 355 (16.64%) SQL Server
20 338 (15.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 330 (15.46%) Microsoft Certification
22 322 (15.09%) SCCM
23 310 (14.53%) SQL
24 309 (14.48%) Linux
25 304 (14.25%) PowerShell
26 280 (13.12%) Citrix
27 273 (12.79%) Cisco
28 269 (12.61%) LAN
29 260 (12.18%) TCP/IP
29 260 (12.18%) Problem-Solving

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
1 462 (21.65%) MS Exchange
2 240 (11.25%) IIS
3 178 (8.34%) SharePoint
4 137 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 100 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 76 (3.56%) Skype for Business
7 28 (1.31%) Apache
8 27 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 19 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 18 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
12 14 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.56%) OpenStack
14 10 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.33%) Confluence
15 7 (0.33%) nginx
15 7 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
16 6 (0.28%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 5 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 459 (21.51%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.37%) assyst
3 4 (0.19%) Scribe Insight
3 4 (0.19%) TRIRIGA
4 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.094%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.094%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.094%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.094%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.094%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.047%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 880 (41.24%) Office 365
2 604 (28.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 209 (9.79%) Amazon AWS
4 155 (7.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 77 (3.61%) PaaS
6 69 (3.23%) IaaS
7 49 (2.30%) SaaS
8 43 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
9 38 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
10 35 (1.64%) Mimecast
11 33 (1.55%) Serverless
12 31 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
13 28 (1.31%) Amazon EMR
13 28 (1.31%) Amazon Kinesis
13 28 (1.31%) Amazon S3
13 28 (1.31%) Amazon SQS
13 28 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (0.52%) OneDrive
15 10 (0.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 447 (20.95%) DNS
2 434 (20.34%) Firewall
3 403 (18.88%) DHCP
4 269 (12.61%) LAN
5 260 (12.18%) TCP/IP
6 248 (11.62%) WAN
7 195 (9.14%) VPN
8 140 (6.56%) VoIP
9 130 (6.09%) SAN
10 127 (5.95%) Network Security
11 102 (4.78%) VLAN
12 100 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
13 93 (4.36%) Wireless
14 87 (4.08%) Skype
15 65 (3.05%) Internet
16 53 (2.48%) WLAN
17 51 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
18 46 (2.16%) NAS
19 32 (1.50%) NetScaler
20 31 (1.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (16.64%) SQL Server
2 59 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 40 (1.87%) Cosmos DB
5 38 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
5 38 (1.78%) RDBMS
6 37 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
8 27 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (1.17%) MySQL
10 24 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (1.03%) Oracle Database
11 22 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
12 19 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
13 16 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
14 12 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 30 (1.41%) JIRA
2 28 (1.31%) Git (software)
3 21 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (0.89%) Visual Studio
5 18 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (0.52%) Chocolatey
7 8 (0.37%) MSI
8 7 (0.33%) AdminStudio
9 5 (0.23%) Subversion
10 4 (0.19%) AutoIt
10 4 (0.19%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.19%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.094%) GCC
11 2 (0.094%) Maven
12 1 (0.047%) Dreamweaver
12 1 (0.047%) gulp
12 1 (0.047%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.047%) Yeoman
General
1 209 (9.79%) Finance
2 43 (2.01%) Telecoms
3 42 (1.97%) Retail
4 31 (1.45%) Marketing
5 27 (1.27%) Legal
6 19 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 17 (0.80%) Advertising
8 16 (0.75%) Back Office
8 16 (0.75%) Law
9 13 (0.61%) Electronics
10 11 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.42%) Banking
11 9 (0.42%) Publishing
12 8 (0.37%) French Language
12 8 (0.37%) German Language
13 7 (0.33%) Italian Language
13 7 (0.33%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.28%) Online Betting
15 5 (0.23%) Automotive
15 5 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 477 (22.35%) Analyst
2 357 (16.73%) Support Engineer
3 302 (14.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 297 (13.92%) IT Support
5 235 (11.01%) IT Engineer
6 225 (10.54%) Support Analyst
7 184 (8.62%) 2nd Line Support
8 163 (7.64%) Service Analyst
9 160 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
10 142 (6.65%) IT Support Engineer
11 139 (6.51%) Administrator
12 135 (6.33%) IT Analyst
13 116 (5.44%) Architect
14 106 (4.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 102 (4.78%) IT Support Analyst
16 101 (4.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 96 (4.50%) 1st Line Support
18 95 (4.45%) 3rd Line Support
19 91 (4.26%) Desktop Support
20 90 (4.22%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (3.94%) .NET
2 81 (3.80%) Web Services
3 42 (1.97%) ASP.NET
4 39 (1.83%) LDAP
5 24 (1.12%) SAML
6 23 (1.08%) ASP.NET Web API
7 22 (1.03%) OAuth
8 21 (0.98%) Middleware
9 15 (0.70%) JSON
9 15 (0.70%) SOAP
9 15 (0.70%) WCF
10 13 (0.61%) REST
11 11 (0.52%) Redux
11 11 (0.52%) X-Windows
12 10 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (0.42%) HTML
14 8 (0.37%) .NET Framework
14 8 (0.37%) XML
15 7 (0.33%) Software Packaging
16 6 (0.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 158 (7.40%) Data Centre
2 101 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
4 87 (4.08%) Private Cloud
5 86 (4.03%) PKI
6 79 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 72 (3.37%) Computer Science
8 52 (2.44%) Driving Licence
9 47 (2.20%) Public Cloud
10 35 (1.64%) Replication
11 33 (1.55%) Clustering
12 25 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
13 24 (1.12%) PMI
14 20 (0.94%) User Experience
15 19 (0.89%) BYOD
16 17 (0.80%) Blackberry
16 17 (0.80%) CESG
16 17 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (0.75%) EPoS
17 16 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,679 (78.68%) Windows
2 1,010 (47.33%) Windows Server
3 494 (23.15%) Windows 10
4 430 (20.15%) Windows 7
5 389 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 374 (17.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 309 (14.48%) Linux
8 166 (7.78%) Windows 8
9 59 (2.76%) Windows XP
10 58 (2.72%) Unix
11 45 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (1.45%) Android
12 31 (1.45%) Apple iOS
13 24 (1.12%) CentOS
14 19 (0.89%) Mac OS X
14 19 (0.89%) Ubuntu
15 18 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 16 (0.75%) Windows Vista
17 13 (0.61%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (21.18%) ITIL
2 338 (15.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 260 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
4 167 (7.83%) Incident Management
5 166 (7.78%) Migration
6 143 (6.70%) Service Management
7 137 (6.42%) Problem Management
8 132 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
9 128 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 123 (5.76%) DevOps
11 121 (5.67%) Project Management
12 114 (5.34%) Logistics
13 91 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 90 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
15 88 (4.12%) Presales
16 84 (3.94%) ITIL V3
17 73 (3.42%) ITSM
18 70 (3.28%) PRINCE2
18 70 (3.28%) Service Delivery
19 68 (3.19%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 310 (14.53%) SQL
2 304 (14.25%) PowerShell
3 64 (3.00%) Python
4 58 (2.72%) C#
5 34 (1.59%) C
5 34 (1.59%) VBScript
6 33 (1.55%) Java
7 32 (1.50%) Bash Shell
8 26 (1.22%) Perl
9 24 (1.12%) Shell Script
10 23 (1.08%) JavaScript
11 22 (1.03%) T-SQL
12 19 (0.89%) PL/SQL
12 19 (0.89%) Scala
12 19 (0.89%) VB
13 15 (0.70%) VBA
14 11 (0.52%) TypeScript
15 10 (0.47%) PHP
15 10 (0.47%) Ruby
16 5 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 330 (15.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 250 (11.72%) MCSE
3 193 (9.04%) Security Cleared
4 146 (6.84%) SC Cleared
5 133 (6.23%) MCSA
6 125 (5.86%) Degree
7 92 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
8 78 (3.66%) CCNA
8 78 (3.66%) MCP
9 63 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
10 54 (2.53%) A+ Certification
11 53 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 52 (2.44%) MCITP
13 51 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
14 35 (1.64%) DV Cleared
15 26 (1.22%) PMI Certification
16 23 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
17 22 (1.03%) CCNP
18 21 (0.98%) CCA
18 21 (0.98%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (7.45%) SLA
2 34 (1.59%) GDPR
3 19 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.70%) QA
6 11 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.42%) PMO
8 8 (0.37%) GAMP
9 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.094%) COBIT
10 2 (0.094%) DICOM
10 2 (0.094%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.094%) HL7
10 2 (0.094%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.047%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.047%) GLP
11 1 (0.047%) GMP
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 517 (24.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 428 (20.06%) Hyper-V
3 103 (4.83%) vSphere
4 101 (4.73%) VMware ESXi
5 87 (4.08%) XenApp
6 71 (3.33%) XenDesktop
7 41 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
9 30 (1.41%) Docker
10 25 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 17 (0.80%) Firmware
11 17 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.56%) LXC
12 12 (0.56%) Terminal Services
12 12 (0.56%) VirtualBox
13 11 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.47%) XenServer
15 8 (0.37%) KVM
15 8 (0.37%) Terminal Server
15 8 (0.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 322 (15.09%) SCCM
2 127 (5.95%) SCOM
3 48 (2.25%) vCenter Server
4 39 (1.83%) WSUS
5 30 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 27 (1.27%) Puppet
7 26 (1.22%) Backup Exec
8 24 (1.12%) Ansible
9 21 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
10 20 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 20 (0.94%) SCVMM
11 17 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
12 16 (0.75%) Nagios
12 16 (0.75%) NetBackup
13 12 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
14 11 (0.52%) Kubernetes
14 11 (0.52%) Terraform
15 9 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
15 9 (0.42%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1,307 (61.25%) Microsoft
2 761 (35.66%) VMware
3 280 (13.12%) Citrix
4 273 (12.79%) Cisco
5 138 (6.47%) ServiceNow
6 134 (6.28%) HP
7 91 (4.26%) Oracle
8 83 (3.89%) Apple
9 75 (3.51%) BMC
10 56 (2.62%) SolarWinds
11 54 (2.53%) Juniper
11 54 (2.53%) Veeam
12 52 (2.44%) Symantec
13 49 (2.30%) Dell
14 41 (1.92%) Google
15 40 (1.87%) Sophos
16 34 (1.59%) SAP
17 30 (1.41%) NetApp
17 30 (1.41%) Remedy
18 28 (1.31%) Meraki