Period
to 9 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
9 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 30 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 +2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 105 48 155
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 9.01% 7.32% 9.30%
As % of the System Software category 38.75% 34.29% 54.58%
Number of salaries quoted 99 42 145
10th Percentile £20,600 £25,000 £23,850
25th Percentile £24,375 £28,500 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £36,250 £37,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.45% -2.03% +23.33%
75th Percentile £43,750 £49,063 £42,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £49,000
Wales median annual salary £31,500 £37,250 £37,000
% change year-on-year -15.44% +0.68% +23.33%

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 South Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 271 140 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 23.26% 21.34% 17.05%
Number of salaries quoted 218 126 252
10th Percentile £24,000 £28,238 £25,525
25th Percentile £34,500 £35,125 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £38,750
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +16.13% +0.65%
75th Percentile £50,750 £56,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,875 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year -5.56% +16.13% +3.33%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in South Wales

Active Directory
Salary Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in South Wales.

Salary trend for Active Directory in South Wales

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in South Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in South Wales over the 6 months to 9 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in South Wales

Active Directory
Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 9 December 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
Newport +3 44 £40,000 +33.56% 7
Cardiff -8 42 £35,000 -5.41% 12
Torfaen 0 6 £34,750 +8.59%
Caerphilly -2 5 £43,750 +27.74%
Bridgend - 4 £25,250 - 1
Glamorgan - 2 £31,150 -
Monmouthshire - 1 £24,000 -
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £28,000 - 1
Active Directory
Wales

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 Wales region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 77 (73.33%) Windows
2 71 (67.62%) Microsoft
3 50 (47.62%) Microsoft 365
4 45 (42.86%) Azure
5 42 (40.00%) LAN
6 40 (38.10%) PowerShell
6 40 (38.10%) Windows Server
7 39 (37.14%) WAN
8 35 (33.33%) Finance
9 34 (32.38%) Linux
10 32 (30.48%) VMware
11 29 (27.62%) VPN
12 27 (25.71%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (23.81%) SCCM
14 24 (22.86%) Cisco
15 22 (20.95%) DNS
15 22 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
17 20 (19.05%) Windows 10
17 20 (19.05%) TCP/IP
18 19 (18.10%) VoIP
19 18 (17.14%) Advertising
19 18 (17.14%) DHCP
19 18 (17.14%) Red Hat
19 18 (17.14%) CentOS
19 18 (17.14%) Brocade
20 17 (16.19%) Hybrid Cloud
20 17 (16.19%) High Availability
21 16 (15.24%) Firewall
21 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 13 (12.38%) SharePoint
2 12 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.95%) Apache
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.95%) IIS
5 1 (0.95%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.81%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 50 (47.62%) Microsoft 365
2 45 (42.86%) Azure
3 21 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (13.33%) IaaS
5 13 (12.38%) AWS
5 13 (12.38%) PaaS
6 3 (2.86%) SaaS
7 2 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.90%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.95%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.95%) GCP
8 1 (0.95%) GitHub
8 1 (0.95%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.95%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.95%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 42 (40.00%) LAN
2 39 (37.14%) WAN
3 29 (27.62%) VPN
4 22 (20.95%) DNS
5 20 (19.05%) TCP/IP
6 19 (18.10%) VoIP
7 18 (17.14%) DHCP
8 16 (15.24%) Firewall
9 10 (9.52%) IPsec
9 10 (9.52%) SMTP
9 10 (9.52%) SSH
9 10 (9.52%) SSL
10 6 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (3.81%) IPv4
11 4 (3.81%) IPv6
12 3 (2.86%) Network Security
13 2 (1.90%) SAN
13 2 (1.90%) VLAN
13 2 (1.90%) Wireless
14 1 (0.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.95%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.95%) MySQL
2 1 (0.95%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.95%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.95%) JIRA
2 1 (0.95%) JMeter
2 1 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.95%) Postman
2 1 (0.95%) Selenium
2 1 (0.95%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.95%) Subversion
2 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (33.33%) Finance
2 18 (17.14%) Advertising
3 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (11.43%) Social Skills
5 8 (7.62%) Retail
6 3 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.86%) Games
6 3 (2.86%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (2.86%) Retail Finance
7 2 (1.90%) Billing
7 2 (1.90%) Law
7 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.90%) Welsh Language
8 1 (0.95%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.95%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 25 (23.81%) Analyst
2 19 (18.10%) Consultant
3 17 (16.19%) Technical Consultant
4 15 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 15 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 15 (14.29%) Technical Support
5 14 (13.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 14 (13.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 14 (13.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 14 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support
5 14 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 14 (13.33%) Support Consultant
5 14 (13.33%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
5 14 (13.33%) Technical Support Consultant
6 12 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (10.48%) Support Analyst
8 9 (8.57%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (8.57%) Service Analyst
8 9 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (7.62%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.52%) LDAP
2 7 (6.67%) .NET
3 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.86%) CSS
4 3 (2.86%) HTML
5 1 (0.95%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.95%) EDI
5 1 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.95%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.19%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.90%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.90%) HoloLens
3 2 (1.90%) PMI
3 2 (1.90%) Reinsurance
3 2 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.95%) CMDB
4 1 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.95%) FMCG
4 1 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.95%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 77 (73.33%) Windows
2 40 (38.10%) Windows Server
3 34 (32.38%) Linux
4 20 (19.05%) Windows 10
5 18 (17.14%) CentOS
6 9 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (5.71%) Windows 7
9 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (2.86%) Unix
10 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.71%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (16.19%) High Availability
3 14 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (12.38%) Mentoring
5 10 (9.52%) ITIL
5 10 (9.52%) Load Balancing
6 8 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (6.67%) Incident Management
8 6 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (5.71%) Project Management
8 6 (5.71%) Service Management
9 5 (4.76%) Asset Management
9 5 (4.76%) ITSM
9 5 (4.76%) Security Management
10 4 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (3.81%) Data Protection
10 4 (3.81%) Presales
10 4 (3.81%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (38.10%) PowerShell
2 15 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 5 (4.76%) C#
4 4 (3.81%) SQL
5 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.90%) Java
7 1 (0.95%) Python
7 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (4.76%) CCNA
1 5 (4.76%) CCNP
1 5 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.81%) A+ Certification
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.86%) Degree
4 2 (1.90%) HND
4 2 (1.90%) MCSE
4 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.95%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.95%) MCITP
5 1 (0.95%) MCP
5 1 (0.95%) NCDA
5 1 (0.95%) NCIE
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.86%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.90%) XenApp
5 1 (0.95%) Docker
5 1 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (23.81%) SCCM
2 11 (10.48%) FortiGate
3 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.95%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.95%) Ansible
5 1 (0.95%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.95%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.95%) MaaS360
5 1 (0.95%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.95%) Terraform
5 1 (0.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (67.62%) Microsoft
2 32 (30.48%) VMware
3 24 (22.86%) Cisco
4 18 (17.14%) Brocade
4 18 (17.14%) Red Hat
5 13 (12.38%) Aruba
6 6 (5.71%) Apple
7 5 (4.76%) Dell
8 4 (3.81%) Forcepoint
8 4 (3.81%) Ruckus Wireless
9 3 (2.86%) WatchGuard
10 2 (1.90%) Citrix
10 2 (1.90%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.90%) Sophos
11 1 (0.95%) Avaya
11 1 (0.95%) Google
11 1 (0.95%) LexisNexis
11 1 (0.95%) Meraki
11 1 (0.95%) MobileIron
11 1 (0.95%) NetApp