Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 43 35 29
Rank change year-on-year -8 -6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,081 556 1,884
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.15% 6.84% 7.27%
As % of the System Software category 32.70% 37.49% 43.48%
Number of salaries quoted 776 455 1,587
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,050 £22,000
25th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,000 £38,950 £34,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.44% +14.56% +3.03%
75th Percentile £56,250 £50,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +20.55% -

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 3,306 1,483 4,333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.80% 18.25% 16.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,251 1,210 3,563
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,750 £36,776 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.45%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,563 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 September 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 24 September 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 -14 398 £34,500 -11.42% 113
Hampshire -34 261 £42,500 +6.25% 46
Buckinghamshire +7 221 £32,000 -17.42% 40
Surrey +1 199 £42,500 +1.19% 57
Berkshire -52 122 £47,500 +21.95% 51
West Sussex +14 89 £31,500 -10.00% 14
Kent +7 87 £36,250 -9.38% 29
Oxfordshire -16 55 £32,500 -29.73% 22
East Sussex -39 30 £43,750 +34.62% 9
Sussex - 6 £60,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £50,000 -
Home Counties - 1 £44,000 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 775 (71.69%) Windows
2 737 (68.18%) Microsoft
3 598 (55.32%) Microsoft 365
4 579 (53.56%) Azure
5 406 (37.56%) Windows Server
6 400 (37.00%) VMware
7 294 (27.20%) Windows 10
8 277 (25.62%) Firewall
9 270 (24.98%) DNS
10 258 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 257 (23.77%) Social Skills
12 255 (23.59%) Azure Active Directory
13 229 (21.18%) ITIL
14 212 (19.61%) DHCP
15 210 (19.43%) PowerShell
16 199 (18.41%) Microsoft Intune
17 192 (17.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 188 (17.39%) Linux
19 182 (16.84%) VPN
20 177 (16.37%) Microsoft Certification
21 175 (16.19%) SQL
22 174 (16.10%) DevOps
23 168 (15.54%) Hyper-V
24 164 (15.17%) Data Centre
25 163 (15.08%) AWS
25 163 (15.08%) Citrix
26 159 (14.71%) SharePoint
27 154 (14.25%) SQL Server
28 152 (14.06%) SCCM
29 149 (13.78%) Cisco

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
1 159 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 134 (12.40%) MS Exchange
3 54 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 50 (4.63%) IIS
5 19 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
6 17 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
7 16 (1.48%) Confluence
8 13 (1.20%) Skype for Business
8 13 (1.20%) WordPress
9 11 (1.02%) CMS
9 11 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (1.02%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.56%) SAS
12 4 (0.37%) Apache
12 4 (0.37%) nginx
13 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 123 (11.38%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.19%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.093%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.02%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.28%) Maximo
3 2 (0.19%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.093%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.093%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 598 (55.32%) Microsoft 365
2 579 (53.56%) Azure
3 255 (23.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 163 (15.08%) AWS
5 127 (11.75%) IaaS
6 123 (11.38%) PaaS
7 74 (6.85%) SaaS
8 49 (4.53%) Serverless
9 48 (4.44%) OneDrive
10 33 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
11 31 (2.87%) Power Platform
12 27 (2.50%) Azure Service Bus
13 23 (2.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 23 (2.13%) Azure Storage
14 22 (2.04%) GitHub
15 21 (1.94%) Mimecast
16 20 (1.85%) Azure Key Vault
17 19 (1.76%) Azure App Service
17 19 (1.76%) Power Automate
17 19 (1.76%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 277 (25.62%) Firewall
2 270 (24.98%) DNS
3 212 (19.61%) DHCP
4 182 (16.84%) VPN
5 127 (11.75%) WAN
6 109 (10.08%) LAN
7 105 (9.71%) TCP/IP
8 74 (6.85%) SAN
9 72 (6.66%) VLAN
10 52 (4.81%) Network Security
11 50 (4.63%) Wireless
12 35 (3.24%) VoIP
13 33 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (2.87%) MPLS
14 31 (2.87%) NAS
14 31 (2.87%) WLAN
15 26 (2.41%) Internet
16 25 (2.31%) iSCSI
17 24 (2.22%) Unified Communications
18 23 (2.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
3 20 (1.85%) Big Data
4 15 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (0.93%) Power BI
7 9 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (0.83%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.46%) DB2
8 5 (0.46%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 4 (0.37%) NewSQL
9 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.37%) Tableau
10 3 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 51 (4.72%) Jenkins
2 43 (3.98%) JIRA
3 39 (3.61%) Visual Studio Team System
4 36 (3.33%) Git (software)
5 20 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (1.30%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.65%) StarTeam
8 5 (0.46%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.28%) Robot Framework
10 3 (0.28%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.19%) Zephyr
12 1 (0.093%) CircleCI
General
1 257 (23.77%) Social Skills
2 141 (13.04%) Finance
3 85 (7.86%) Organisational Skills
4 54 (5.00%) Public Sector
5 49 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (3.05%) Retail
7 32 (2.96%) Legal
8 30 (2.78%) Telecoms
9 28 (2.59%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.67%) Law
11 17 (1.57%) Automotive
12 14 (1.30%) Banking
12 14 (1.30%) Marketing
13 13 (1.20%) Digital Economy
13 13 (1.20%) Presentation Skills
14 12 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (1.02%) French Language
15 11 (1.02%) German Language
16 9 (0.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 7 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 164 (15.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 150 (13.88%) Analyst
3 145 (13.41%) Support Engineer
4 115 (10.64%) IT Support
5 104 (9.62%) IT Engineer
6 92 (8.51%) Support Analyst
7 76 (7.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 69 (6.38%) Cloud Engineer
9 66 (6.11%) Consultant
10 63 (5.83%) IT Support Engineer
11 58 (5.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 57 (5.27%) Administrator
13 54 (5.00%) Architect
14 48 (4.44%) Cloud Consultant
15 46 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
16 45 (4.16%) Azure Engineer
16 45 (4.16%) Service Analyst
16 45 (4.16%) Service Desk Analyst
16 45 (4.16%) Technical Consultant
17 41 (3.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.53%) .NET
2 37 (3.42%) Web Services
3 25 (2.31%) .NET Core
3 25 (2.31%) RabbitMQ
4 21 (1.94%) SOAP
5 19 (1.76%) ActiveMQ
5 19 (1.76%) RESTful
6 17 (1.57%) ARM Templates
7 15 (1.39%) LDAP
7 15 (1.39%) SAML
8 13 (1.20%) ASP.NET
9 12 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (1.11%) REST
10 11 (1.02%) HTML
11 9 (0.83%) CSS
12 6 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (0.56%) WinForms
13 5 (0.46%) COM
14 4 (0.37%) XMPP
15 3 (0.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 164 (15.17%) Data Centre
2 102 (9.44%) Public Cloud
3 79 (7.31%) Self-Motivation
4 51 (4.72%) PKI
5 42 (3.89%) User Experience
6 38 (3.52%) Linux Command Line
7 29 (2.68%) Replication
8 28 (2.59%) Driving Licence
9 27 (2.50%) Algorithms
10 24 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
10 24 (2.22%) Management Information System
10 24 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
11 23 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 23 (2.13%) Private Cloud
12 19 (1.76%) Clustering
13 15 (1.39%) Smartphone
14 12 (1.11%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.93%) Legacy Systems
16 7 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
17 6 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 775 (71.69%) Windows
2 406 (37.56%) Windows Server
3 294 (27.20%) Windows 10
4 188 (17.39%) Linux
5 144 (13.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 101 (9.34%) Windows Server 2016
7 87 (8.05%) Windows Server 2019
8 51 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (4.63%) Windows 7
10 47 (4.35%) Android
11 42 (3.89%) Apple iOS
12 37 (3.42%) Ubuntu
13 29 (2.68%) VMS
14 23 (2.13%) Mac OS X
15 22 (2.04%) Windows 8
16 18 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 16 (1.48%) Mac OS
18 12 (1.11%) CentOS
19 9 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
20 5 (0.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (21.18%) ITIL
2 192 (17.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 174 (16.10%) DevOps
4 144 (13.32%) Problem-Solving
5 110 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
6 93 (8.60%) Cybersecurity
7 90 (8.33%) Presales
8 80 (7.40%) Analytics
8 80 (7.40%) Project Management
9 79 (7.31%) Mentoring
10 62 (5.74%) Requirements Gathering
11 56 (5.18%) Migration
12 54 (5.00%) Service Delivery
13 53 (4.90%) Infrastructure as Code
14 52 (4.81%) Change Management
15 51 (4.72%) Computer Science
15 51 (4.72%) Service Management
16 48 (4.44%) Software Licensing
17 47 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
17 47 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 210 (19.43%) PowerShell
2 175 (16.19%) SQL
3 26 (2.41%) C#
4 23 (2.13%) Python
5 13 (1.20%) Bash Shell
5 13 (1.20%) Java
6 12 (1.11%) PL/SQL
7 11 (1.02%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.65%) C
8 7 (0.65%) C++
9 6 (0.56%) Perl
9 6 (0.56%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.46%) Ruby
11 4 (0.37%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.37%) PHP
11 4 (0.37%) VB
12 3 (0.28%) VBScript
13 2 (0.19%) VBA
14 1 (0.093%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 177 (16.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (9.44%) Security Cleared
3 65 (6.01%) MCSE
4 52 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (4.81%) Degree
5 50 (4.63%) SC Cleared
6 36 (3.33%) CCNA
7 28 (2.59%) MCSA
8 23 (2.13%) A+ Certification
8 23 (2.13%) DBS Check
9 22 (2.04%) CCA
9 22 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
10 21 (1.94%) CISSP
11 15 (1.39%) DV Cleared
12 14 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.30%) MCP
13 13 (1.20%) CCNP
13 13 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (0.93%) AWS Certification
14 10 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (7.68%) SLA
2 20 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
3 18 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.57%) GDPR
5 8 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.56%) NCSC
7 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (0.28%) NIST
8 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.093%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.093%) PMO
System Software
1 258 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 168 (15.54%) Hyper-V
3 45 (4.16%) Virtual Machines
4 44 (4.07%) vSphere
5 38 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (2.78%) Docker
7 27 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 26 (2.41%) XenApp
9 24 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
10 22 (2.04%) XenDesktop
11 19 (1.76%) Terminal Server
12 17 (1.57%) RHEV
13 11 (1.02%) VirtualBox
14 8 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.65%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.46%) BitLocker
16 5 (0.46%) Firmware
16 5 (0.46%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.37%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 199 (18.41%) Microsoft Intune
2 152 (14.06%) SCCM
3 58 (5.37%) Ansible
4 56 (5.18%) Terraform
5 47 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
6 42 (3.89%) Kubernetes
7 38 (3.52%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 31 (2.87%) WSUS
9 16 (1.48%) Jamf Pro
9 16 (1.48%) vCenter Server
10 11 (1.02%) Backup Exec
10 11 (1.02%) vRealize
11 9 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (0.65%) QRadar
13 6 (0.56%) CSIRT
13 6 (0.56%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.46%) FortiGate
14 5 (0.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 737 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 400 (37.00%) VMware
3 163 (15.08%) Citrix
4 149 (13.78%) Cisco
5 62 (5.74%) Veeam
6 54 (5.00%) Apple
6 54 (5.00%) Meraki
7 33 (3.05%) ServiceNow
8 31 (2.87%) Oracle
9 27 (2.50%) Adobe
9 27 (2.50%) Gemalto
9 27 (2.50%) Sophos
10 26 (2.41%) Dell
11 25 (2.31%) NetApp
12 19 (1.76%) HP
12 19 (1.76%) Palo Alto
13 17 (1.57%) Google
14 15 (1.39%) IBM
15 14 (1.30%) Zscaler
16 13 (1.20%) Sage