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

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 25 28
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 2,085 2,201 2,810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.04% 7.56% 7.62%
As % of the System Software category 47.94% 54.47% 54.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,768 1,979 2,527
South East median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.14% -
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -1.41%

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 4,349 4,041 5,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.67% 13.88% 14.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3,487 3,477 4,468
South East median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,750 £61,250
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 21 August 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 August 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 +4 907 £35,000 - 98
Berkshire +12 604 £37,500 -6.25% 49
Surrey +1 525 £30,000 -7.69% 36
Hampshire -19 413 £31,500 +8.62% 50
Buckinghamshire +5 171 £32,750 +0.77% 27
Oxfordshire -38 132 £34,000 -5.56% 22
Kent -4 108 £27,500 - 15
West Sussex -3 88 £30,000 -6.25% 10
East Sussex -54 34 £40,000 - 5
Middlesex -6 5 £97,500 +178.57% 1
Sussex -10 1 £45,000 +38.46%
M4 Corridor - 1 £75,000 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1,647 (78.99%) Windows
2 1,298 (62.25%) Microsoft
3 1,022 (49.02%) Windows Server
4 799 (38.32%) Office 365
5 772 (37.03%) VMware
6 557 (26.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 527 (25.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 482 (23.12%) Hyper-V
9 458 (21.97%) ITIL
10 456 (21.87%) DNS
11 442 (21.20%) MS Exchange
12 419 (20.10%) Windows 10
13 414 (19.86%) Windows 7
14 407 (19.52%) Windows Server 2012
15 404 (19.38%) Microsoft Office
16 401 (19.23%) DHCP
17 397 (19.04%) Firewall
18 378 (18.13%) Windows Server 2008
19 354 (16.98%) SQL Server
20 336 (16.12%) SQL
21 325 (15.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 312 (14.96%) SCCM
23 300 (14.39%) Cisco
24 299 (14.34%) Microsoft Certification
25 271 (13.00%) Linux
26 264 (12.66%) Citrix
27 260 (12.47%) PowerShell
28 259 (12.42%) LAN
29 240 (11.51%) TCP/IP
30 231 (11.08%) WAN

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
1 442 (21.20%) MS Exchange
2 219 (10.50%) IIS
3 182 (8.73%) SharePoint
4 164 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 121 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 92 (4.41%) Skype for Business
7 33 (1.58%) Apache
8 28 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 25 (1.20%) WebSphere
10 23 (1.10%) WebLogic
11 18 (0.86%) JBoss
12 15 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
13 13 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
13 13 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
13 13 (0.62%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.58%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
16 8 (0.38%) Confluence
17 7 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 404 (19.38%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.29%) assyst
2 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.19%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.19%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.048%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.048%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.048%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.048%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.048%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 799 (38.32%) Office 365
2 557 (26.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 197 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
4 116 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 88 (4.22%) IaaS
6 71 (3.41%) PaaS
7 60 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
8 49 (2.35%) SaaS
9 34 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
10 20 (0.96%) Mimecast
11 16 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
12 15 (0.72%) Amazon S3
13 14 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (0.67%) Serverless
14 13 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
14 13 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
14 13 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (0.58%) G Suite
16 9 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 456 (21.87%) DNS
2 401 (19.23%) DHCP
3 397 (19.04%) Firewall
4 259 (12.42%) LAN
5 240 (11.51%) TCP/IP
6 231 (11.08%) WAN
7 188 (9.02%) VPN
8 145 (6.95%) SAN
9 103 (4.94%) VoIP
10 99 (4.75%) Network Security
11 90 (4.32%) VLAN
12 82 (3.93%) Skype
13 78 (3.74%) Wireless
14 71 (3.41%) Internet
14 71 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
15 50 (2.40%) Remote Desktop
16 46 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
17 40 (1.92%) NAS
18 33 (1.58%) WLAN
19 28 (1.34%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (1.68%) MySQL
4 31 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 21 (1.01%) RDBMS
7 20 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
8 19 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
9 17 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
9 17 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (0.77%) Oracle Database
10 16 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
11 13 (0.62%) Cosmos DB
12 12 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
13 10 (0.48%) Big Data
14 9 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (0.96%) JIRA
2 18 (0.86%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.58%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (0.34%) MSI
5 7 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.29%) Chocolatey
7 5 (0.24%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.24%) Subversion
8 4 (0.19%) AdminStudio
8 4 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.14%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.096%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.096%) Wise Package Studio
11 1 (0.048%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.048%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.048%) GCC
General
1 191 (9.16%) Finance
2 61 (2.93%) Retail
3 44 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 31 (1.49%) Marketing
5 28 (1.34%) Legal
6 23 (1.10%) German Language
7 22 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 19 (0.91%) Back Office
9 16 (0.77%) Italian Language
10 15 (0.72%) French Language
10 15 (0.72%) Law
11 14 (0.67%) Spanish Language
12 12 (0.58%) Advertising
13 11 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.38%) Electronics
14 8 (0.38%) Games
15 7 (0.34%) Automotive
15 7 (0.34%) Local Government
15 7 (0.34%) Publishing
16 6 (0.29%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 488 (23.41%) Analyst
2 381 (18.27%) Support Engineer
3 359 (17.22%) IT Support
4 260 (12.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 256 (12.28%) IT Engineer
6 253 (12.13%) Support Analyst
7 165 (7.91%) IT Analyst
7 165 (7.91%) IT Support Engineer
8 164 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support
9 126 (6.04%) Administrator
10 124 (5.95%) IT Support Analyst
11 121 (5.80%) Architect
12 115 (5.52%) Service Analyst
13 110 (5.28%) Service Desk Analyst
14 102 (4.89%) Desktop Support
15 93 (4.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 92 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
16 92 (4.41%) Consultant
17 86 (4.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 79 (3.79%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (4.46%) .NET
2 65 (3.12%) Web Services
3 42 (2.01%) Middleware
4 26 (1.25%) ASP.NET
5 25 (1.20%) HTML
6 23 (1.10%) LDAP
7 22 (1.06%) .NET Framework
7 22 (1.06%) CSS
8 16 (0.77%) OAuth
9 15 (0.72%) SAML
10 10 (0.48%) Ajax
11 9 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (0.43%) WCF
12 8 (0.38%) JSON
12 8 (0.38%) REST
12 8 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (0.29%) J2EE
13 6 (0.29%) MAPI
13 6 (0.29%) X-Windows
14 5 (0.24%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 145 (6.95%) Data Centre
2 133 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
4 83 (3.98%) Driving Licence
5 78 (3.74%) Computer Science
6 77 (3.69%) Private Cloud
7 54 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 54 (2.59%) PKI
8 52 (2.49%) Public Cloud
9 49 (2.35%) Replication
10 37 (1.77%) Clustering
11 31 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
12 23 (1.10%) PMI
13 21 (1.01%) CESG
14 19 (0.91%) Blackberry
14 19 (0.91%) NHS
15 18 (0.86%) BYOD
15 18 (0.86%) EPoS
16 16 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.77%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,647 (78.99%) Windows
2 1,022 (49.02%) Windows Server
3 419 (20.10%) Windows 10
4 414 (19.86%) Windows 7
5 407 (19.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 378 (18.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 271 (13.00%) Linux
8 167 (8.01%) Windows 8
9 51 (2.45%) Windows XP
10 42 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 40 (1.92%) Unix
12 29 (1.39%) Mac OS X
13 26 (1.25%) Android
14 23 (1.10%) Apple iOS
15 19 (0.91%) CentOS
16 17 (0.82%) Mac OS
17 16 (0.77%) Ubuntu
18 13 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 9 (0.43%) Windows Vista
20 7 (0.34%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (21.97%) ITIL
2 325 (15.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 212 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
4 150 (7.19%) Migration
5 132 (6.33%) Problem Management
6 128 (6.14%) Project Management
7 119 (5.71%) Incident Management
8 116 (5.56%) Service Management
9 103 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
10 102 (4.89%) Logistics
11 90 (4.32%) Presales
12 87 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
13 82 (3.93%) Continuous Improvement
14 79 (3.79%) DevOps
15 78 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
16 75 (3.60%) Service Delivery
17 67 (3.21%) PRINCE2
18 65 (3.12%) Change Management
19 64 (3.07%) ITIL V3
20 56 (2.69%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 336 (16.12%) SQL
2 260 (12.47%) PowerShell
3 51 (2.45%) C#
4 43 (2.06%) JavaScript
5 38 (1.82%) Python
6 34 (1.63%) C
7 31 (1.49%) Java
8 27 (1.29%) Perl
9 25 (1.20%) VBA
10 20 (0.96%) Bash Shell
11 19 (0.91%) VBScript
12 17 (0.82%) T-SQL
13 16 (0.77%) VB
14 12 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.38%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.38%) Ruby
16 7 (0.34%) Scala
17 5 (0.24%) C++
18 4 (0.19%) PHP
19 3 (0.14%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 299 (14.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 230 (11.03%) MCSE
3 152 (7.29%) Degree
4 126 (6.04%) Security Cleared
5 108 (5.18%) MCP
6 97 (4.65%) MCSA
7 86 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
8 83 (3.98%) SC Cleared
9 70 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
10 65 (3.12%) CCNA
11 60 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
12 59 (2.83%) DBS Check
12 59 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 58 (2.78%) MCITP
14 49 (2.35%) A+ Certification
15 32 (1.53%) MCTS
16 28 (1.34%) DV Cleared
17 25 (1.20%) PMI Certification
18 24 (1.15%) CCNP
19 14 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (7.87%) SLA
2 32 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.01%) GDPR
4 12 (0.58%) PMO
5 11 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.43%) GAMP
7 7 (0.34%) ISO 9000
8 6 (0.29%) COBIT
9 5 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.24%) QA
9 5 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.19%) GPG13
10 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.048%) GLP
11 1 (0.048%) GMP
11 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 527 (25.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 482 (23.12%) Hyper-V
3 114 (5.47%) vSphere
4 81 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
5 79 (3.79%) XenApp
6 71 (3.41%) XenDesktop
7 35 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
8 30 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (1.39%) Docker
10 28 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 23 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
12 22 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
13 15 (0.72%) Terminal Services
13 15 (0.72%) VirtualBox
14 14 (0.67%) VMware NSX
15 13 (0.62%) DFS Replication
16 12 (0.58%) Terminal Server
17 11 (0.53%) ProxySG
17 11 (0.53%) XenServer
18 10 (0.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 312 (14.96%) SCCM
2 132 (6.33%) SCOM
3 51 (2.45%) vCenter Server
4 48 (2.30%) Backup Exec
5 30 (1.44%) WSUS
6 28 (1.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 24 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 23 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
9 21 (1.01%) Puppet
10 20 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
11 18 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
12 15 (0.72%) Nagios
13 14 (0.67%) NetBackup
14 13 (0.62%) Ansible
14 13 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
15 12 (0.58%) FortiGate
15 12 (0.58%) Kubernetes
15 12 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
16 11 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 10 (0.48%) OPNET
Vendors
1 1,298 (62.25%) Microsoft
2 772 (37.03%) VMware
3 300 (14.39%) Cisco
4 264 (12.66%) Citrix
5 128 (6.14%) HP
6 125 (6.00%) Apple
7 120 (5.76%) ServiceNow
8 100 (4.80%) Oracle
8 100 (4.80%) SolarWinds
9 72 (3.45%) Veeam
10 66 (3.17%) Google
11 61 (2.93%) Dell
12 59 (2.83%) BMC
13 48 (2.30%) Juniper
14 43 (2.06%) SAP
15 40 (1.92%) IBM
15 40 (1.92%) Symantec
16 38 (1.82%) Riverbed
17 35 (1.68%) Sophos
18 28 (1.34%) NetApp