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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 9 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 56 42 31
Rank change year-on-year -14 -11 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,188 1,026 750
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.48% 6.18% 6.74%
As % of the System Software category 33.71% 32.71% 39.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,025 815 621
10th Percentile £25,693 £23,000 £24,000
25th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.50% +6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £48,750 £56,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.61% -2.35% +13.33%

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 3,524 3,137 1,892
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.25% 18.89% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,387 2,268 1,540
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
25th Percentile £35,233 £37,500 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +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 9 August 2022.

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 9 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -12 351 £35,750 -4.67% 100
Hampshire +20 332 £35,000 -19.08% 48
Surrey -38 187 £33,150 -22.00% 36
Berkshire +23 160 £41,250 -15.82% 35
Kent -17 160 £42,500 +13.33% 25
Buckinghamshire -40 111 £32,500 - 48
Oxfordshire -1 80 £34,000 - 17
East Sussex +25 76 £38,893 -13.57% 11
West Sussex -19 69 £33,750 +7.14% 8
Home Counties - 2 £57,500 -
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, 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.

1 839 (70.62%) Windows
2 739 (62.21%) Microsoft
3 690 (58.08%) Microsoft 365
4 491 (41.33%) Azure
5 456 (38.38%) Windows Server
6 410 (34.51%) VMware
7 328 (27.61%) Firewall
8 327 (27.53%) DNS
9 323 (27.19%) Social Skills
10 319 (26.85%) ITIL
11 289 (24.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 271 (22.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 254 (21.38%) DHCP
14 251 (21.13%) Windows 10
15 208 (17.51%) SharePoint
15 208 (17.51%) Azure Active Directory
16 203 (17.09%) Problem-Solving
16 203 (17.09%) SCCM
17 199 (16.75%) Cisco
18 198 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
19 181 (15.24%) MS Exchange
20 172 (14.48%) Security Cleared
21 171 (14.39%) WAN
22 168 (14.14%) Microsoft Certification
23 164 (13.80%) LAN
23 164 (13.80%) Linux
24 157 (13.22%) SLA
24 157 (13.22%) PowerShell
25 148 (12.46%) Windows Server 2019
26 146 (12.29%) Microsoft Intune

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
1 208 (17.51%) SharePoint
2 181 (15.24%) MS Exchange
3 39 (3.28%) IIS
4 19 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (1.01%) Skype for Business
7 11 (0.93%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.76%) SAS
9 8 (0.67%) CMS
10 7 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.25%) Apache
12 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.17%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.17%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.17%) JBoss
13 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.084%) nginx
14 1 (0.084%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 198 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.25%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.084%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.34%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.17%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.084%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 690 (58.08%) Microsoft 365
2 491 (41.33%) Azure
3 208 (17.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 112 (9.43%) AWS
5 50 (4.21%) OneDrive
6 49 (4.12%) IaaS
7 37 (3.11%) PaaS
8 36 (3.03%) Mimecast
8 36 (3.03%) Power Platform
9 24 (2.02%) SaaS
10 19 (1.60%) Google Workspace
11 18 (1.52%) Azure Monitor
11 18 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (1.26%) Azure DevOps
13 11 (0.93%) Azure Storage
14 10 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
15 8 (0.67%) Cloudflare
16 7 (0.59%) GitHub
17 6 (0.51%) Serverless
18 5 (0.42%) Azure AKS
Communications & Networking
1 328 (27.61%) Firewall
2 327 (27.53%) DNS
3 254 (21.38%) DHCP
4 171 (14.39%) WAN
5 164 (13.80%) LAN
6 141 (11.87%) VPN
7 128 (10.77%) TCP/IP
8 109 (9.18%) SAN
9 93 (7.83%) VLAN
10 78 (6.57%) Network Security
11 72 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
12 70 (5.89%) Wireless
13 57 (4.80%) Internet
14 51 (4.29%) NAS
15 48 (4.04%) VoIP
16 38 (3.20%) WLAN
17 33 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
18 29 (2.44%) iSCSI
19 28 (2.36%) SNMP
20 24 (2.02%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (10.35%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
2 15 (1.26%) MySQL
3 12 (1.01%) Power BI
4 11 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 11 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (0.76%) InfluxDB
7 5 (0.42%) Biml
7 5 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.25%) Big Data
9 3 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.25%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.17%) DTS
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 8 (0.67%) JIRA
3 4 (0.34%) Sikuli
4 3 (0.25%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.25%) Subversion
4 3 (0.25%) Toad
4 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.084%) AutoIt
6 1 (0.084%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.084%) GitLab
6 1 (0.084%) MSI
6 1 (0.084%) NUnit
6 1 (0.084%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.084%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.084%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.084%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 323 (27.19%) Social Skills
2 133 (11.20%) Finance
3 120 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (6.48%) Organisational Skills
5 56 (4.71%) Telecoms
6 55 (4.63%) Retail
7 54 (4.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 52 (4.38%) Legal
9 21 (1.77%) Manufacturing
10 20 (1.68%) Banking
11 18 (1.52%) Automotive
11 18 (1.52%) Public Sector
12 14 (1.18%) Marketing
13 13 (1.09%) Law
14 9 (0.76%) Advertising
15 7 (0.59%) Billing
15 7 (0.59%) German Language
16 6 (0.51%) Aviation
17 4 (0.34%) Documentation Skills
17 4 (0.34%) Police
Job Titles
1 225 (18.94%) Support Engineer
2 219 (18.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 202 (17.00%) Analyst
4 165 (13.89%) IT Engineer
5 164 (13.80%) IT Support
6 109 (9.18%) 2nd Line Support
7 93 (7.83%) Support Analyst
8 80 (6.73%) IT Support Engineer
9 75 (6.31%) Service Analyst
10 72 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
11 70 (5.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 63 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 63 (5.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 58 (4.88%) Administrator
14 54 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
15 52 (4.38%) IT Analyst
16 43 (3.62%) 1st Line Support
17 40 (3.37%) Desktop Support
18 39 (3.28%) Architect
19 37 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.27%) .NET
2 23 (1.94%) ARM Templates
3 20 (1.68%) SAML
4 17 (1.43%) LDAP
5 16 (1.35%) REST
6 15 (1.26%) XMPP
7 13 (1.09%) COM
8 11 (0.93%) ASP.NET
9 10 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (0.84%) Web Services
10 7 (0.59%) CSS
10 7 (0.59%) HTML
10 7 (0.59%) HTML5
10 7 (0.59%) jQuery
10 7 (0.59%) JSON
10 7 (0.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (0.51%) Middleware
12 5 (0.42%) OAuth
13 4 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (0.34%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 64 (5.39%) Self-Motivation
2 53 (4.46%) Data Centre
3 52 (4.38%) Driving Licence
4 45 (3.79%) Management Information System
5 42 (3.54%) PKI
6 37 (3.11%) Clustering
7 35 (2.95%) Cyberattack
8 31 (2.61%) Public Cloud
9 28 (2.36%) Replication
10 27 (2.27%) NHS
11 22 (1.85%) Cybercrime
12 18 (1.52%) Cyber Defence
13 17 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
14 14 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (1.18%) Private Cloud
14 14 (1.18%) Smartphone
15 13 (1.09%) CCTV
15 13 (1.09%) User Experience
16 12 (1.01%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 839 (70.62%) Windows
2 456 (38.38%) Windows Server
3 251 (21.13%) Windows 10
4 164 (13.80%) Linux
5 148 (12.46%) Windows Server 2019
6 109 (9.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 99 (8.33%) Windows Server 2016
8 81 (6.82%) Android
9 63 (5.30%) Windows 7
10 51 (4.29%) Unix
10 51 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (3.54%) Mac OS
11 42 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 40 (3.37%) Apple iOS
13 35 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
14 32 (2.69%) Ubuntu
15 24 (2.02%) Kali Linux
16 18 (1.52%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
18 9 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (26.85%) ITIL
2 271 (22.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 203 (17.09%) Problem-Solving
4 119 (10.02%) Project Delivery
5 111 (9.34%) Service Delivery
6 98 (8.25%) Problem Management
7 91 (7.66%) Agile
8 89 (7.49%) Cybersecurity
9 88 (7.41%) Project Management
10 72 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
11 70 (5.89%) Service Management
12 64 (5.39%) ITSM
13 61 (5.13%) Mobile Device Management
14 55 (4.63%) Change Control
15 54 (4.55%) Change Management
16 51 (4.29%) Incident Management
17 50 (4.21%) Mentoring
18 49 (4.12%) Customer Requirements
19 47 (3.96%) Information Security
20 45 (3.79%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 157 (13.22%) PowerShell
2 95 (8.00%) SQL
3 24 (2.02%) Bash
4 22 (1.85%) C#
5 21 (1.77%) Python
6 20 (1.68%) C
7 19 (1.60%) Perl
8 10 (0.84%) T-SQL
8 10 (0.84%) VB
9 6 (0.51%) VBScript
10 4 (0.34%) Java
10 4 (0.34%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.25%) PHP
12 1 (0.084%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.084%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.084%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.084%) Ruby
12 1 (0.084%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 172 (14.48%) Security Cleared
2 168 (14.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 113 (9.51%) SC Cleared
4 98 (8.25%) Degree
5 89 (7.49%) MCSE
6 76 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (5.39%) MCP
8 62 (5.22%) CCNA
9 51 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
10 44 (3.70%) DV Cleared
11 43 (3.62%) MCSA
12 23 (1.94%) HNC
13 21 (1.77%) A+ Certification
14 19 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 14 (1.18%) CEH
15 14 (1.18%) CISSP
16 13 (1.09%) HND
17 12 (1.01%) CCA
17 12 (1.01%) MCITP
17 12 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (13.22%) SLA
2 79 (6.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (3.54%) GDPR
4 21 (1.77%) NIST
5 17 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 13 (1.09%) PMO
7 12 (1.01%) Accessibility
7 12 (1.01%) PCI DSS
7 12 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (0.76%) GRC
10 8 (0.67%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.67%) QA
11 7 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (0.51%) Actionable Recommendations
13 5 (0.42%) NCSC
14 3 (0.25%) NIST 800
15 2 (0.17%) COBIT
15 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 289 (24.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 131 (11.03%) Hyper-V
3 109 (9.18%) VMware ESXi
4 68 (5.72%) vSphere
5 32 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (2.53%) XenApp
7 29 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 23 (1.94%) Terminal Server
9 21 (1.77%) XenDesktop
10 18 (1.52%) Docker
11 11 (0.93%) Firmware
11 11 (0.93%) KVM
12 10 (0.84%) Xen
13 8 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.59%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.59%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.51%) NFS
15 6 (0.51%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.34%) Snort
16 4 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 203 (17.09%) SCCM
2 146 (12.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 76 (6.40%) vCenter Server
4 47 (3.96%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 42 (3.54%) WSUS
6 32 (2.69%) Puppet
7 30 (2.53%) Kubernetes
8 26 (2.19%) SCOM
9 25 (2.10%) Ansible
10 24 (2.02%) Tivoli
11 20 (1.68%) Red Hat Satellite
11 20 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
11 20 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 18 (1.52%) Backup Exec
12 18 (1.52%) Terraform
13 14 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (1.09%) Grafana
14 13 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
14 13 (1.09%) Nagios
15 11 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 739 (62.21%) Microsoft
2 410 (34.51%) VMware
3 199 (16.75%) Cisco
4 117 (9.85%) Citrix
5 73 (6.14%) Apple
6 60 (5.05%) Veeam
7 51 (4.29%) HP
8 45 (3.79%) Red Hat
9 43 (3.62%) Google
10 42 (3.54%) NetApp
11 38 (3.20%) Sophos
12 31 (2.61%) Oracle
13 26 (2.19%) Meraki
14 25 (2.10%) Dell
14 25 (2.10%) Veritas
15 24 (2.02%) IBM
16 23 (1.94%) Forcepoint
16 23 (1.94%) ServiceNow
17 20 (1.68%) Palo Alto
17 20 (1.68%) SolarWinds