Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 29 26
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 2201 2591 3414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.19% 7.47% 7.97%
As % of the System Software category 53.67% 52.90% 57.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1996 2276 3109
South East median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% - +4.48%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 4101 4898 5910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.40% 14.13% 13.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3559 4168 4963
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,050 £62,500 £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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -6 744 £35,000 -9.09% 79
Hampshire +10 605 £28,500 -5.00% 39
Surrey 0 512 £35,000 +7.69% 30
Berkshire -11 380 £40,000 -5.88% 27
Oxfordshire +5 188 £33,000 +3.13% 31
Buckinghamshire -1 174 £30,500 -3.17% 21
West Sussex -20 147 £30,000 -7.69% 8
Kent -1 108 £31,500 +8.62% 2
East Sussex +12 70 £40,000 -2.44% 1
Middlesex +18 19 £37,500 +36.36%
Home Counties +8 1 £40,000 +60.00%
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 1805 (82.01%) Windows
2 1249 (56.75%) Microsoft
3 1089 (49.48%) Windows Server
4 938 (42.62%) VMware
5 686 (31.17%) Office 365
6 684 (31.08%) MS Exchange
7 598 (27.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 570 (25.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 530 (24.08%) ITIL
9 530 (24.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 498 (22.63%) Firewall
11 492 (22.35%) Hyper-V
12 487 (22.13%) Windows 7
13 431 (19.58%) Cisco
14 425 (19.31%) DNS
15 414 (18.81%) SQL Server
16 412 (18.72%) Windows 10
17 407 (18.49%) Microsoft Office
18 401 (18.22%) Microsoft Azure
19 385 (17.49%) SQL
20 352 (15.99%) Microsoft Certification
21 348 (15.81%) DHCP
22 346 (15.72%) Citrix
23 325 (14.77%) TCP/IP
24 311 (14.13%) PowerShell
25 292 (13.27%) Linux
26 291 (13.22%) LAN
27 287 (13.04%) WAN
28 262 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
29 259 (11.77%) Windows 8

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
1 684 (31.08%) MS Exchange
2 262 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 187 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 176 (8.00%) SharePoint
5 156 (7.09%) IIS
6 121 (5.50%) Skype for Business
7 78 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 28 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 26 (1.18%) Apache
10 22 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 22 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 22 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 21 (0.95%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (0.50%) CMS
13 11 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.45%) IBM Notes
14 10 (0.45%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.27%) Confluence
15 6 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 407 (18.49%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.091%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 44 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) Epicor Vantage
5 3 (0.14%) Maximo
6 2 (0.091%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.091%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.045%) assyst
7 1 (0.045%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.045%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.045%) SAP ECC
7 1 (0.045%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 686 (31.17%) Office 365
2 401 (18.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 165 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
4 114 (5.18%) IaaS
5 71 (3.23%) PaaS
6 53 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 39 (1.77%) SaaS
8 35 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 17 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (0.64%) Mimecast
12 13 (0.59%) G Suite
13 12 (0.55%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.32%) Yammer
15 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
16 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
17 2 (0.091%) GitHub
17 2 (0.091%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 498 (22.63%) Firewall
2 425 (19.31%) DNS
3 348 (15.81%) DHCP
4 325 (14.77%) TCP/IP
5 291 (13.22%) LAN
6 287 (13.04%) WAN
7 209 (9.50%) VPN
8 182 (8.27%) SAN
9 157 (7.13%) VoIP
10 125 (5.68%) Skype
11 121 (5.50%) VLAN
12 102 (4.63%) Network Security
13 90 (4.09%) Wireless
14 88 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
15 66 (3.00%) Internet
16 61 (2.77%) LDAP
17 60 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
18 56 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
19 54 (2.45%) MPLS
20 53 (2.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 414 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 72 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (1.68%) Relational Database
5 33 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 32 (1.45%) MySQL
7 21 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
8 19 (0.86%) Oracle Database
8 19 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (0.68%) MongoDB
11 13 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
11 13 (0.59%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.41%) Redis
13 9 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.36%) NoSQL
15 7 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 23 (1.04%) Visual Studio
2 20 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 13 (0.59%) Jenkins
3 13 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.45%) JIRA
5 9 (0.41%) Travis CI
6 6 (0.27%) Hudson
6 6 (0.27%) MSI
6 6 (0.27%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.27%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.091%) Ant
9 2 (0.091%) Subversion
10 1 (0.045%) Maven
10 1 (0.045%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.045%) NUnit
10 1 (0.045%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.045%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.045%) WinAutomation
General
1 219 (9.95%) Finance
2 92 (4.18%) Telecoms
3 45 (2.04%) Retail
4 42 (1.91%) Manufacturing
5 36 (1.64%) Legal
6 35 (1.59%) Marketing
7 27 (1.23%) Games
8 23 (1.04%) Electronics
9 15 (0.68%) Advertising
9 15 (0.68%) Law
10 14 (0.64%) Back Office
11 12 (0.55%) Banking
12 10 (0.45%) German Language
13 9 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.41%) Italian Language
14 8 (0.36%) French Language
15 7 (0.32%) Local Government
15 7 (0.32%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
16 6 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 541 (24.58%) Analyst
2 487 (22.13%) Support Engineer
3 448 (20.35%) IT Support
4 321 (14.58%) Support Analyst
5 299 (13.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 251 (11.40%) IT Engineer
7 247 (11.22%) 2nd Line Support
8 180 (8.18%) IT Support Engineer
9 175 (7.95%) IT Analyst
10 162 (7.36%) Service Analyst
11 155 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
12 148 (6.72%) 3rd Line Support
13 146 (6.63%) IT Support Analyst
14 141 (6.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 136 (6.18%) Administrator
16 135 (6.13%) 1st Line Support
17 128 (5.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 110 (5.00%) Desktop Support
19 109 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
20 108 (4.91%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (2.50%) .NET
2 33 (1.50%) Web Services
3 31 (1.41%) HTML
4 16 (0.73%) .NET Framework
5 15 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 15 (0.68%) CSS
5 15 (0.68%) HTML5
6 11 (0.50%) CSS3
6 11 (0.50%) WCF
7 10 (0.45%) jQuery
7 10 (0.45%) XML
8 9 (0.41%) RESTful
9 8 (0.36%) Java EE
10 6 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (0.27%) COM
10 6 (0.27%) Middleware
10 6 (0.27%) POSIX
10 6 (0.27%) SOAP
11 5 (0.23%) J2EE
11 5 (0.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 146 (6.63%) Data Centre
2 118 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 97 (4.41%) Driving Licence
4 89 (4.04%) Clustering
5 85 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
6 72 (3.27%) Computer Science
7 54 (2.45%) PKI
8 42 (1.91%) Blackberry
8 42 (1.91%) Enterprise Storage
9 35 (1.59%) iPhone
10 34 (1.54%) Public Cloud
11 28 (1.27%) Fat Client
11 28 (1.27%) Thin Client
12 27 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
12 27 (1.23%) Replication
13 26 (1.18%) iPad
14 18 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
15 17 (0.77%) Fintech
16 16 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
17 15 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1805 (82.01%) Windows
2 1089 (49.48%) Windows Server
3 570 (25.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 530 (24.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 487 (22.13%) Windows 7
6 412 (18.72%) Windows 10
7 292 (13.27%) Linux
8 259 (11.77%) Windows 8
9 169 (7.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 71 (3.23%) Windows XP
11 50 (2.27%) Mac OS X
12 48 (2.18%) Unix
13 46 (2.09%) CentOS
14 45 (2.04%) Apple iOS
15 40 (1.82%) Ubuntu
16 33 (1.50%) Android
17 29 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 21 (0.95%) Windows Vista
19 19 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
20 15 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (24.08%) ITIL
2 124 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 113 (5.13%) Service Delivery
4 107 (4.86%) Mentoring
5 105 (4.77%) Problem Management
6 98 (4.45%) Service Management
7 96 (4.36%) Migration
8 92 (4.18%) Information Security
9 81 (3.68%) Presales
10 74 (3.36%) DevOps
10 74 (3.36%) High Availability
11 69 (3.13%) CRM
11 69 (3.13%) Time Management
12 57 (2.59%) Continuous Improvement
13 56 (2.54%) Change Management
13 56 (2.54%) Incident Management
14 54 (2.45%) Patch Management
15 53 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
16 51 (2.32%) Configuration Management
17 48 (2.18%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 385 (17.49%) SQL
2 311 (14.13%) PowerShell
3 58 (2.64%) Bash Shell
4 57 (2.59%) Python
5 41 (1.86%) C#
5 41 (1.86%) Perl
6 33 (1.50%) C
7 26 (1.18%) Java
8 23 (1.04%) PHP
9 22 (1.00%) JavaScript
10 21 (0.95%) VBScript
11 13 (0.59%) T-SQL
12 12 (0.55%) C++
13 9 (0.41%) VB
14 8 (0.36%) Ada
14 8 (0.36%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.18%) Ruby
16 3 (0.14%) Google Apps Script
16 3 (0.14%) VBA
17 2 (0.091%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 352 (15.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 214 (9.72%) MCSE
3 159 (7.22%) Degree
4 141 (6.41%) Security Cleared
5 140 (6.36%) MCP
6 135 (6.13%) Cisco Certification
7 133 (6.04%) MCSA
8 121 (5.50%) SC Cleared
9 107 (4.86%) CCNA
10 77 (3.50%) MCITP
11 67 (3.04%) CISSP
12 58 (2.64%) CISM
12 58 (2.64%) DV Cleared
13 50 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
14 48 (2.18%) MCTS
15 41 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 37 (1.68%) A+ Certification
17 35 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
18 32 (1.45%) DBS Check
19 30 (1.36%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (9.09%) SLA
2 74 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 13 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.50%) QA
7 10 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.23%) BS25999
9 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.14%) GDPR
10 3 (0.14%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.14%) PMO
11 2 (0.091%) GPG13
11 2 (0.091%) RMADS
12 1 (0.045%) Data Quality
System Software
1 598 (27.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 492 (22.35%) Hyper-V
3 148 (6.72%) vSphere
4 84 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
5 82 (3.73%) XenApp
6 68 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
7 56 (2.54%) XenDesktop
8 53 (2.41%) Terminal Services
9 40 (1.82%) VirtualBox
10 33 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
11 22 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
13 15 (0.68%) KVM
13 15 (0.68%) NFS
14 14 (0.64%) Docker
14 14 (0.64%) XenServer
15 13 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 11 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
17 10 (0.45%) pfSense
18 9 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 259 (11.77%) SCCM
2 83 (3.77%) SCOM
3 65 (2.95%) Puppet
4 61 (2.77%) vCenter Server
5 60 (2.73%) WSUS
6 50 (2.27%) Backup Exec
7 42 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
8 27 (1.23%) SCVMM
9 24 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
10 21 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 18 (0.82%) Ansible
11 18 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
11 18 (0.82%) Terraform
12 15 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
13 13 (0.59%) FortiGate
13 13 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 12 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 12 (0.55%) Nagios
14 12 (0.55%) Simpana
Vendors
1 1249 (56.75%) Microsoft
2 938 (42.62%) VMware
3 431 (19.58%) Cisco
4 346 (15.72%) Citrix
5 156 (7.09%) HP
6 113 (5.13%) Dell
7 105 (4.77%) Apple
8 79 (3.59%) Veeam
9 77 (3.50%) NetApp
10 64 (2.91%) Symantec
11 60 (2.73%) Oracle
12 57 (2.59%) Red Hat
13 49 (2.23%) Juniper
14 42 (1.91%) F5
15 40 (1.82%) Sophos
16 36 (1.64%) SAP
17 34 (1.54%) 3PAR
18 32 (1.45%) Google
19 27 (1.23%) EqualLogic
19 27 (1.23%) SolarWinds