Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 29 31
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 730 1,941 2,077
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.76% 7.43% 6.98%
As % of the System Software category 39.46% 44.32% 47.66%
Number of salaries quoted 607 1,743 1,792
Median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +17.33% - +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 1,850 4,380 4,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.13% 16.78% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,424 3,566 3,479
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £26,825 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 2020. 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 -4 253 £45,000 +20.32% 40
Hampshire +11 195 £40,000 +23.08% 28
Berkshire +13 155 £45,000 +15.38% 13
Surrey -7 149 £37,500 +7.14% 13
West Sussex -10 63 £42,000 -1.18% 9
Oxfordshire -7 58 £47,500 +27.01% 8
Buckinghamshire -11 47 £44,000 +28.98% 19
East Sussex +9 36 £35,000 +1.45% 5
Kent +1 34 £40,000 +40.35% 10
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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.

1 566 (77.53%) Windows
2 407 (55.75%) Microsoft
3 343 (46.99%) Office 365
4 318 (43.56%) VMware
5 313 (42.88%) Windows Server
6 285 (39.04%) Azure
7 192 (26.30%) Windows 10
8 186 (25.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 184 (25.21%) Hyper-V
10 170 (23.29%) DNS
11 161 (22.05%) SCCM
12 152 (20.82%) Firewall
13 147 (20.14%) DHCP
14 144 (19.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 132 (18.08%) PowerShell
16 127 (17.40%) Security Cleared
16 127 (17.40%) SQL
17 124 (16.99%) Windows Server 2016
18 120 (16.44%) Citrix
19 117 (16.03%) SQL Server
20 112 (15.34%) ITIL
21 103 (14.11%) Microsoft Office
22 101 (13.84%) Microsoft Certification
23 100 (13.70%) Data Centre
24 98 (13.42%) Windows Server 2012
25 90 (12.33%) MS Exchange
26 89 (12.19%) Cisco
27 84 (11.51%) Linux
28 82 (11.23%) AWS
29 80 (10.96%) LAN

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 90 (12.33%) MS Exchange
2 72 (9.86%) SharePoint
3 40 (5.48%) IIS
4 38 (5.21%) Skype for Business
5 37 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.10%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.82%) Confluence
9 5 (0.68%) Apache
9 5 (0.68%) JBoss
10 4 (0.55%) CloudStack
11 3 (0.41%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.41%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.41%) Camunda
11 3 (0.41%) nginx
11 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.41%) WildFly
12 2 (0.27%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 103 (14.11%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) assyst
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 343 (46.99%) Office 365
2 285 (39.04%) Azure
3 82 (11.23%) AWS
4 75 (10.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 51 (6.99%) PaaS
6 48 (6.58%) IaaS
7 28 (3.84%) OneDrive
8 24 (3.29%) SaaS
9 14 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (1.51%) Power Platform
12 7 (0.96%) BPaaS
12 7 (0.96%) GCP
13 6 (0.82%) Power Automate
13 6 (0.82%) Serverless
14 5 (0.68%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.55%) GitHub
15 4 (0.55%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 170 (23.29%) DNS
2 152 (20.82%) Firewall
3 147 (20.14%) DHCP
4 80 (10.96%) LAN
5 77 (10.55%) WAN
6 76 (10.41%) TCP/IP
7 50 (6.85%) SAN
8 48 (6.58%) Skype
9 46 (6.30%) VPN
10 32 (4.38%) VoIP
11 22 (3.01%) Wireless
12 19 (2.60%) VLAN
12 19 (2.60%) WLAN
13 18 (2.47%) NAS
14 17 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
14 17 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (1.92%) NetScaler
16 9 (1.23%) Internet
16 9 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
16 9 (1.23%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (16.03%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.60%) MySQL
2 19 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 7 (0.96%) Power BI
5 6 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.68%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.68%) Neo4j
6 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.41%) Apache Zeppelin
8 3 (0.41%) Hazelcast
8 3 (0.41%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 18 (2.47%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.51%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (0.96%) JIRA
5 4 (0.55%) CircleCI
6 3 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
General
1 68 (9.32%) Finance
2 19 (2.60%) Public Sector
3 18 (2.47%) Legal
4 15 (2.05%) Back Office
5 11 (1.51%) Military
6 10 (1.37%) Local Government
7 9 (1.23%) Banking
8 8 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.96%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.68%) Law
11 4 (0.55%) French Language
12 3 (0.41%) Advertising
12 3 (0.41%) Retail
13 2 (0.27%) Automotive
13 2 (0.27%) Games
13 2 (0.27%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 123 (16.85%) Support Engineer
2 97 (13.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 96 (13.15%) IT Engineer
4 84 (11.51%) IT Support
5 72 (9.86%) Analyst
6 51 (6.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 49 (6.71%) Consultant
8 47 (6.44%) IT Support Engineer
9 45 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
10 44 (6.03%) Architect
11 41 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
11 41 (5.62%) Server Engineer
12 38 (5.21%) Windows Engineer
13 34 (4.66%) IT Analyst
14 33 (4.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 33 (4.52%) Support Analyst
15 31 (4.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
16 29 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
17 27 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 25 (3.42%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.92%) LDAP
2 10 (1.37%) .NET
3 9 (1.23%) JSON
4 7 (0.96%) Web Services
5 5 (0.68%) LAMP
6 4 (0.55%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.41%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.41%) Apache NiFi
7 3 (0.41%) H2O
7 3 (0.41%) HTML
7 3 (0.41%) Kafka
7 3 (0.41%) SAML
8 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.27%) OAuth
8 2 (0.27%) XML
9 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.14%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.14%) REST
9 1 (0.14%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 100 (13.70%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.34%) Management Information System
3 36 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (4.66%) Public Cloud
6 29 (3.97%) PKI
7 28 (3.84%) Driving Licence
8 26 (3.56%) Clustering
8 26 (3.56%) Hybrid Cloud
9 24 (3.29%) CMDB
10 20 (2.74%) Algorithms
11 19 (2.60%) Private Cloud
12 12 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.23%) iPhone
14 8 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (0.96%) Replication
16 5 (0.68%) CCTV
16 5 (0.68%) Virtual Team
17 4 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 566 (77.53%) Windows
2 313 (42.88%) Windows Server
3 192 (26.30%) Windows 10
4 124 (16.99%) Windows Server 2016
5 98 (13.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 84 (11.51%) Linux
7 78 (10.68%) Windows 7
8 76 (10.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 56 (7.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 47 (6.44%) Windows Server 2019
11 40 (5.48%) Windows 8
12 15 (2.05%) Unix
13 11 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.23%) Android
15 6 (0.82%) Solaris
15 6 (0.82%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.82%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (19.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 112 (15.34%) ITIL
3 62 (8.49%) DevOps
4 59 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 56 (7.67%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
7 47 (6.44%) Information Security
8 45 (6.16%) Validation
9 43 (5.89%) Project Delivery
10 40 (5.48%) Migration
11 33 (4.52%) Service Delivery
12 32 (4.38%) Data Protection
13 31 (4.25%) Cybersecurity
13 31 (4.25%) Presales
14 30 (4.11%) Computer Science
14 30 (4.11%) Server Management
15 29 (3.97%) Performance Monitoring
15 29 (3.97%) Project Management
16 28 (3.84%) Storage Management
17 27 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 132 (18.08%) PowerShell
2 127 (17.40%) SQL
3 18 (2.47%) C#
3 18 (2.47%) T-SQL
4 17 (2.33%) Python
5 13 (1.78%) Java
5 13 (1.78%) VB
6 11 (1.51%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.10%) VBScript
8 7 (0.96%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.96%) VB.NET
9 5 (0.68%) C
10 4 (0.55%) Ruby
11 1 (0.14%) PHP
11 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 127 (17.40%) Security Cleared
2 101 (13.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 75 (10.27%) DV Cleared
4 72 (9.86%) Degree
5 61 (8.36%) SC Cleared
6 54 (7.40%) MCSE
7 32 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (3.42%) CCNA
8 25 (3.42%) MCSA
9 23 (3.15%) MCP
10 20 (2.74%) A+ Certification
11 16 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.92%) CISSP
12 14 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (1.51%) CISM
14 10 (1.37%) MCITP
15 9 (1.23%) CCNP
15 9 (1.23%) CISA
16 8 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
17 3 (0.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (10.41%) SLA
2 26 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (2.47%) GDPR
5 13 (1.78%) QA
6 10 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (1.37%) PCI DSS
7 8 (1.10%) NCSC
8 4 (0.55%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.27%) GxP
9 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.27%) NIST
9 2 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 186 (25.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 184 (25.21%) Hyper-V
3 54 (7.40%) VMware ESXi
4 33 (4.52%) vSphere
5 29 (3.97%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (3.42%) XenApp
7 19 (2.60%) Virtual Desktop
8 18 (2.47%) VMware Workstation
9 15 (2.05%) VMware Server
10 12 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (1.51%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.96%) Docker
13 6 (0.82%) Terminal Server
14 5 (0.68%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 4 (0.55%) Firmware
15 4 (0.55%) KVM
15 4 (0.55%) VirtualBox
16 3 (0.41%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 161 (22.05%) SCCM
2 69 (9.45%) WSUS
3 65 (8.90%) SCOM
4 37 (5.07%) Microsoft Intune
5 28 (3.84%) SCVMM
6 25 (3.42%) EMC NetWorker
6 25 (3.42%) NetBackup
7 23 (3.15%) Backup Exec
8 18 (2.47%) vCenter Server
9 17 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (1.78%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 12 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (1.51%) Terraform
13 10 (1.37%) Kubernetes
14 9 (1.23%) Ansible
15 8 (1.10%) Puppet
16 7 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
16 7 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
16 7 (0.96%) SCSM
17 6 (0.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 407 (55.75%) Microsoft
2 318 (43.56%) VMware
3 120 (16.44%) Citrix
4 89 (12.19%) Cisco
5 63 (8.63%) HP
6 44 (6.03%) Symantec
7 37 (5.07%) Veeam
8 25 (3.42%) EMC
9 20 (2.74%) ServiceNow
10 18 (2.47%) NetApp
11 16 (2.19%) Gemalto
12 15 (2.05%) Dell
12 15 (2.05%) Palo Alto
12 15 (2.05%) Red Hat
13 14 (1.92%) SolarWinds
14 12 (1.64%) Juniper
14 12 (1.64%) McAfee
15 11 (1.51%) Google
15 11 (1.51%) Sophos
16 10 (1.37%) Apple