Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 22 26
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 2,257 2,457 3,141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.14% 7.80% 7.71%
As % of the System Software category 53.33% 54.73% 56.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,999 2,162 2,821
South East median annual salary £32,500 £34,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.41% -6.85% +4.29%
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 4,232 4,489 5,569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.40% 14.25% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3,552 3,790 4,791
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -13 765 £35,000 -12.50% 130
Hampshire +11 661 £30,000 -7.69% 65
Surrey -8 503 £34,000 +7.94% 56
Berkshire -7 432 £40,000 - 64
West Sussex -2 176 £30,000 +1.69% 11
Buckinghamshire 0 174 £32,500 -7.14% 41
Oxfordshire -27 160 £30,000 -14.29% 25
Kent -22 69 £32,500 +8.33% 18
East Sussex -12 67 £35,000 -12.50% 10
Middlesex +13 13 £37,500 -9.09% 3
Home Counties +15 1 £40,000 +23.08%
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 1,803 (79.88%) Windows
2 1,300 (57.60%) Microsoft
3 1,072 (47.50%) Windows Server
4 955 (42.31%) VMware
5 772 (34.20%) Office 365
6 640 (28.36%) MS Exchange
7 593 (26.27%) ITIL
8 562 (24.90%) VMware Infrastructure
9 555 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 538 (23.84%) Hyper-V
11 487 (21.58%) Windows 7
12 475 (21.05%) Firewall
13 465 (20.60%) Cisco
14 460 (20.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 458 (20.29%) Windows Server 2008
16 450 (19.94%) DNS
17 427 (18.92%) Microsoft Office
18 414 (18.34%) Windows 10
19 410 (18.17%) SQL Server
20 381 (16.88%) SQL
21 372 (16.48%) Citrix
22 371 (16.44%) DHCP
23 301 (13.34%) PowerShell
24 294 (13.03%) LAN
25 281 (12.45%) WAN
26 273 (12.10%) TCP/IP
27 268 (11.87%) SCCM
28 263 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
29 259 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
30 257 (11.39%) 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
1 640 (28.36%) MS Exchange
2 259 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 204 (9.04%) SharePoint
4 157 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 142 (6.29%) IIS
6 73 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 71 (3.15%) Skype for Business
8 44 (1.95%) Apache
9 41 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
10 37 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
11 31 (1.37%) WebLogic
12 28 (1.24%) WebSphere
13 21 (0.93%) JBoss
14 20 (0.89%) Tomcat
15 16 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
16 13 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
17 11 (0.49%) nginx
18 10 (0.44%) Confluence
19 9 (0.40%) IBM Notes
19 9 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 427 (18.92%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.089%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.13%) assyst
5 2 (0.089%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.089%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.044%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.044%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.044%) SAP ECC
Cloud Services
1 772 (34.20%) Office 365
2 460 (20.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 161 (7.13%) Amazon AWS
4 89 (3.94%) IaaS
5 81 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 69 (3.06%) PaaS
7 58 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
8 51 (2.26%) SaaS
9 17 (0.75%) Mimecast
10 14 (0.62%) G Suite
10 14 (0.62%) OneDrive
11 12 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (0.49%) Yammer
13 9 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (0.40%) Bluemix
13 9 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
14 8 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.31%) Serverless
16 6 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.27%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 475 (21.05%) Firewall
2 450 (19.94%) DNS
3 371 (16.44%) DHCP
4 294 (13.03%) LAN
5 281 (12.45%) WAN
6 273 (12.10%) TCP/IP
7 193 (8.55%) SAN
8 188 (8.33%) VPN
9 146 (6.47%) VoIP
10 124 (5.49%) Wireless
11 99 (4.39%) Network Security
12 91 (4.03%) Skype
12 91 (4.03%) VLAN
13 54 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
14 53 (2.35%) Internet
15 47 (2.08%) NAS
16 46 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
17 42 (1.86%) MPLS
18 35 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
19 34 (1.51%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (18.17%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 37 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (1.55%) Relational Database
5 32 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (1.02%) MySQL
7 19 (0.84%) Oracle Database
8 18 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
9 14 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
11 12 (0.53%) Big Data
11 12 (0.53%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 11 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.44%) DB2
14 9 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
16 5 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 34 (1.51%) Git (software)
2 19 (0.84%) Visual Studio
3 18 (0.80%) JIRA
4 17 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (0.71%) Jenkins
6 12 (0.53%) Subversion
7 10 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (0.40%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.35%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.22%) Travis CI
11 4 (0.18%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.18%) JUnit
11 4 (0.18%) MSI
12 3 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.089%) AdminStudio
13 2 (0.089%) Hudson
13 2 (0.089%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.089%) Wise Package Studio
14 1 (0.044%) Bitbucket
14 1 (0.044%) NuGet
General
1 199 (8.82%) Finance
2 60 (2.66%) Retail
3 58 (2.57%) Telecoms
4 33 (1.46%) Legal
4 33 (1.46%) Marketing
5 24 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 23 (1.02%) Games
7 18 (0.80%) Advertising
8 16 (0.71%) Law
9 10 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (0.40%) Local Government
11 8 (0.35%) French Language
12 7 (0.31%) Back Office
13 6 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.27%) Italian Language
14 5 (0.22%) Billing
14 5 (0.22%) Electronics
14 5 (0.22%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.22%) German Language
14 5 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 499 (22.11%) Support Engineer
2 467 (20.69%) Analyst
3 376 (16.66%) IT Support
4 289 (12.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 248 (10.99%) IT Engineer
5 248 (10.99%) Support Analyst
6 219 (9.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 163 (7.22%) Service Analyst
8 153 (6.78%) Service Desk Analyst
9 150 (6.65%) IT Support Engineer
10 143 (6.34%) IT Analyst
11 140 (6.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 123 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 122 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
13 122 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
14 121 (5.36%) Architect
15 118 (5.23%) IT Support Analyst
16 104 (4.61%) Desktop Support
17 101 (4.47%) Windows Engineer
18 98 (4.34%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (2.92%) .NET
2 62 (2.75%) LDAP
3 48 (2.13%) Web Services
4 33 (1.46%) HTML
5 28 (1.24%) .NET Framework
6 26 (1.15%) Middleware
7 20 (0.89%) ASP.NET
7 20 (0.89%) CSS
8 17 (0.75%) XML
9 15 (0.66%) J2EE
10 13 (0.58%) HTML5
11 11 (0.49%) jQuery
12 10 (0.44%) CSS3
12 10 (0.44%) EJB
13 9 (0.40%) Ajax
13 9 (0.40%) POSIX
14 8 (0.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 6 (0.27%) AngularJS
15 6 (0.27%) COM
16 5 (0.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 144 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 118 (5.23%) Management Information System
3 108 (4.79%) Driving Licence
4 100 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
5 70 (3.10%) Clustering
6 62 (2.75%) Computer Science
7 47 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
8 42 (1.86%) Public Cloud
9 37 (1.64%) iPhone
10 36 (1.60%) Fat Client
10 36 (1.60%) PKI
10 36 (1.60%) Thin Client
11 20 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
12 19 (0.84%) Blackberry
13 18 (0.80%) Smartphone
14 17 (0.75%) Fintech
14 17 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
15 16 (0.71%) NHS
16 13 (0.58%) Replication
16 13 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,803 (79.88%) Windows
2 1,072 (47.50%) Windows Server
3 555 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 487 (21.58%) Windows 7
5 458 (20.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 414 (18.34%) Windows 10
7 257 (11.39%) Linux
8 217 (9.61%) Windows 8
9 133 (5.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 71 (3.15%) Unix
11 60 (2.66%) Windows XP
12 29 (1.28%) CentOS
13 27 (1.20%) Mac OS X
13 27 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 26 (1.15%) Android
15 23 (1.02%) Ubuntu
16 20 (0.89%) Apple iOS
17 19 (0.84%) Windows Vista
18 14 (0.62%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (26.27%) ITIL
2 150 (6.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 131 (5.80%) Service Management
4 116 (5.14%) Migration
5 108 (4.79%) Problem Management
6 97 (4.30%) Change Management
7 89 (3.94%) Mentoring
8 84 (3.72%) Service Delivery
9 82 (3.63%) Time Management
10 72 (3.19%) High Availability
11 69 (3.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 69 (3.06%) Presales
12 68 (3.01%) Capacity Planning
12 68 (3.01%) Incident Management
13 64 (2.84%) Information Security
14 61 (2.70%) Project Management
15 60 (2.66%) CRM
16 58 (2.57%) DevOps
17 57 (2.53%) IT Governance
17 57 (2.53%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 381 (16.88%) SQL
2 301 (13.34%) PowerShell
3 69 (3.06%) Bash Shell
4 57 (2.53%) Python
5 48 (2.13%) Perl
6 40 (1.77%) C#
7 38 (1.68%) C
8 36 (1.60%) JavaScript
9 34 (1.51%) VBScript
10 26 (1.15%) Java
11 14 (0.62%) PHP
11 14 (0.62%) VB
12 13 (0.58%) C++
12 13 (0.58%) T-SQL
13 12 (0.53%) Shell Script
13 12 (0.53%) VBA
14 10 (0.44%) Ada
15 9 (0.40%) Ruby
16 8 (0.35%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 4 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 263 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 166 (7.35%) MCSE
3 160 (7.09%) Security Cleared
4 136 (6.03%) Degree
5 133 (5.89%) SC Cleared
6 116 (5.14%) Cisco Certification
7 93 (4.12%) MCP
8 91 (4.03%) CCNA
9 87 (3.85%) MCSA
10 65 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
11 57 (2.53%) DV Cleared
11 57 (2.53%) MCITP
12 53 (2.35%) CISSP
13 44 (1.95%) CISM
14 43 (1.91%) A+ Certification
15 37 (1.64%) MCTS
16 36 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
17 32 (1.42%) CRISC
17 32 (1.42%) DBS Check
17 32 (1.42%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (9.92%) SLA
2 61 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (0.89%) QA
4 12 (0.53%) GDPR
5 9 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.18%) GAMP
8 4 (0.18%) PMO
9 3 (0.13%) COBIT
10 2 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.089%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.089%) RMADS
11 1 (0.044%) GPG13
11 1 (0.044%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 562 (24.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 538 (23.84%) Hyper-V
3 148 (6.56%) vSphere
4 88 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
5 69 (3.06%) XenApp
6 61 (2.70%) XenDesktop
7 53 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
8 34 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
8 34 (1.51%) VirtualBox
9 28 (1.24%) NFS
10 25 (1.11%) Terminal Services
11 24 (1.06%) VMware NSX
12 22 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
13 21 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 18 (0.80%) vCloud
15 10 (0.44%) Docker
15 10 (0.44%) pfSense
16 9 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
17 8 (0.35%) XenServer
18 7 (0.31%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 268 (11.87%) SCCM
2 92 (4.08%) SCOM
3 46 (2.04%) Puppet
4 44 (1.95%) WSUS
5 41 (1.82%) vCenter Server
6 39 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
7 36 (1.60%) Backup Exec
8 29 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 26 (1.15%) FortiGate
10 23 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
11 21 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
12 20 (0.89%) Ansible
13 19 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
13 19 (0.84%) SCVMM
14 17 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 14 (0.62%) AirWatch
15 14 (0.62%) NetBackup
15 14 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 13 (0.58%) Nessus
16 13 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1,300 (57.60%) Microsoft
2 955 (42.31%) VMware
3 465 (20.60%) Cisco
4 372 (16.48%) Citrix
5 163 (7.22%) HP
6 116 (5.14%) Apple
7 81 (3.59%) Dell
8 80 (3.54%) Oracle
9 72 (3.19%) NetApp
10 69 (3.06%) Google
11 62 (2.75%) Red Hat
11 62 (2.75%) Symantec
12 59 (2.61%) SolarWinds
13 57 (2.53%) Veeam
14 45 (1.99%) CommVault
14 45 (1.99%) Juniper
15 42 (1.86%) F5
16 37 (1.64%) 3PAR
17 34 (1.51%) IBM
18 33 (1.46%) Sophos