Period
to 17 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South West
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 40 35 25
Rank change year-on-year -5 -10 +28
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 459 246 941
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 6.18% 7.52% 9.74%
As % of the System Software category 34.98% 35.60% 49.34%
Number of salaries quoted 374 222 827
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,250 £21,750
25th Percentile £24,563 £28,813 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £31,000 £36,899 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.99% +5.42% +7.69%
75th Percentile £43,750 £48,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £73,625 £60,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +16.44% -1.35%

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,312 691 1,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.66% 21.12% 19.73%
Number of salaries quoted 893 565 1,623
10th Percentile £24,000 £28,750 £24,500
25th Percentile £30,000 £33,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £43,156
Median % change year-on-year - +4.27% +1.54%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £56,628 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.96% +10.00% -

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the South West

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in the South West

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in the South West over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the South West

Active Directory
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Bristol -9 218 £32,500 -13.33% 41
Gloucestershire -8 76 £28,500 -24.00% 29
Wiltshire -10 65 £32,500 -7.14% 15
Somerset +8 31 £27,500 -38.89% 11
Devon +6 25 £29,000 -18.91% 12
Dorset -22 20 £31,000 -1.05% 18
Cornwall -12 19 £25,500 -49.00% 7
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 West region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 373 (81.26%) Windows
2 304 (66.23%) Microsoft 365
3 302 (65.80%) Microsoft
4 241 (52.51%) Azure
5 206 (44.88%) Windows Server
6 148 (32.24%) VMware
7 136 (29.63%) Windows 10
8 125 (27.23%) DNS
9 110 (23.97%) DHCP
10 104 (22.66%) Azure Active Directory
11 100 (21.79%) Social Skills
12 96 (20.92%) Microsoft Office
13 93 (20.26%) Firewall
13 93 (20.26%) Hyper-V
14 91 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
15 89 (19.39%) ITIL
16 77 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 71 (15.47%) Microsoft Intune
18 67 (14.60%) Citrix
18 67 (14.60%) Problem-Solving
19 66 (14.38%) VPN
19 66 (14.38%) WAN
19 66 (14.38%) Windows Server 2012
20 65 (14.16%) PowerShell
21 64 (13.94%) TCP/IP
22 63 (13.73%) LAN
23 59 (12.85%) SharePoint
24 58 (12.64%) MS Exchange
25 56 (12.20%) SCCM
26 52 (11.33%) Windows Server 2019

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 59 (12.85%) SharePoint
2 58 (12.64%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (1.96%) IIS
4 9 (1.96%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.87%) Confluence
7 2 (0.44%) CMS
7 2 (0.44%) Drupal
7 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 96 (20.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.09%) SAP Business One
2 4 (0.87%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 4 (0.87%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 304 (66.23%) Microsoft 365
2 241 (52.51%) Azure
3 104 (22.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 47 (10.24%) AWS
5 39 (8.50%) IaaS
6 25 (5.45%) PaaS
7 24 (5.23%) SaaS
8 20 (4.36%) Serverless
9 16 (3.49%) OneDrive
10 7 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.09%) Azure Sentinel
11 5 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.87%) Google Workspace
12 4 (0.87%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.87%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.44%) GCP
15 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 125 (27.23%) DNS
2 110 (23.97%) DHCP
3 93 (20.26%) Firewall
4 66 (14.38%) VPN
4 66 (14.38%) WAN
5 64 (13.94%) TCP/IP
6 63 (13.73%) LAN
7 43 (9.37%) Wireless
8 31 (6.75%) SAN
9 29 (6.32%) VoIP
10 23 (5.01%) VLAN
10 23 (5.01%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (2.40%) iSCSI
12 9 (1.96%) Internet
12 9 (1.96%) Skype
13 7 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (1.31%) MPLS
14 6 (1.31%) NAS
14 6 (1.31%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (1.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.44%) MySQL
6 1 (0.22%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 13 (2.83%) JIRA
2 5 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.65%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.44%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.22%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 100 (21.79%) Social Skills
2 51 (11.11%) Finance
3 32 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.49%) Organisational Skills
4 16 (3.49%) Public Sector
5 13 (2.83%) Retail
6 9 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.53%) Automotive
8 5 (1.09%) Banking
8 5 (1.09%) Games
8 5 (1.09%) Legal
8 5 (1.09%) Marketing
9 4 (0.87%) Documentation Skills
9 4 (0.87%) Law
9 4 (0.87%) Local Government
10 3 (0.65%) Advertising
10 3 (0.65%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.65%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 82 (17.86%) Support Engineer
2 81 (17.65%) Analyst
2 81 (17.65%) IT Support
3 60 (13.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 51 (11.11%) IT Engineer
5 46 (10.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 44 (9.59%) Support Analyst
7 38 (8.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 31 (6.75%) 3rd Line Support
9 29 (6.32%) IT Analyst
10 28 (6.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 27 (5.88%) Service Analyst
11 27 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
12 25 (5.45%) Support Technician
13 23 (5.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 23 (5.01%) IT Support Analyst
14 22 (4.79%) 1st Line Support
14 22 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 22 (4.79%) Architect
14 22 (4.79%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.83%) Web Services
2 6 (1.31%) .NET
2 6 (1.31%) SAML
3 5 (1.09%) CSS
3 5 (1.09%) HTML
3 5 (1.09%) JSON
4 4 (0.87%) LAMP
4 4 (0.87%) LDAP
4 4 (0.87%) React
4 4 (0.87%) WAMP
5 2 (0.44%) OAuth
5 2 (0.44%) OAuth2
5 2 (0.44%) OpenID
5 2 (0.44%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.44%) Spring
6 1 (0.22%) ADO
6 1 (0.22%) REST
6 1 (0.22%) XML
6 1 (0.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.93%) Driving Licence
2 38 (8.28%) Data Centre
3 27 (5.88%) Public Cloud
4 22 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (2.83%) User Experience
6 12 (2.61%) Replication
7 11 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.96%) Clustering
8 9 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.53%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.53%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.53%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Licensing
10 6 (1.31%) PKI
10 6 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.09%) HP Storage
11 5 (1.09%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.65%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.44%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 373 (81.26%) Windows
2 206 (44.88%) Windows Server
3 136 (29.63%) Windows 10
4 66 (14.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (11.33%) Windows Server 2019
6 48 (10.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 36 (7.84%) Windows 7
8 29 (6.32%) Linux
9 18 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (3.70%) Android
10 17 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 17 (3.70%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.96%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.65%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.44%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (19.39%) ITIL
2 77 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 67 (14.60%) Problem-Solving
4 44 (9.59%) Cybersecurity
5 38 (8.28%) Migration
6 34 (7.41%) Service Management
7 30 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (5.88%) DevOps
9 26 (5.66%) Presales
10 23 (5.01%) Project Management
10 23 (5.01%) Software Licensing
11 20 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
13 18 (3.92%) Mentoring
13 18 (3.92%) Time Management
14 17 (3.70%) Incident Management
14 17 (3.70%) ITSM
15 16 (3.49%) Project Delivery
16 15 (3.27%) Information Security
16 15 (3.27%) Proactive Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 65 (14.16%) PowerShell
2 28 (6.10%) SQL
3 11 (2.40%) VB
3 11 (2.40%) VBScript
4 10 (2.18%) C
5 6 (1.31%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.09%) Perl
6 5 (1.09%) Python
7 4 (0.87%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.65%) PHP
9 1 (0.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 47 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 27 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 22 (4.79%) DBS Check
5 15 (3.27%) Degree
5 15 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (3.05%) MCSA
7 11 (2.40%) MCSE
8 10 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.74%) MCP
11 7 (1.53%) A+ Certification
12 6 (1.31%) CCA
12 6 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (1.09%) AWS Certification
13 5 (1.09%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.65%) Postgraduate
14 3 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
15 2 (0.44%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.28%) SLA
2 24 (5.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.83%) GDPR
4 10 (2.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 6 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.44%) PMO
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.22%) NIST
7 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) QA
7 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (20.26%) Hyper-V
2 91 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.79%) vSphere
4 15 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (3.27%) XenApp
5 11 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
5 11 (2.40%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.31%) Docker
8 5 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.87%) NFS
9 4 (0.87%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.87%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.44%) Ceph
11 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.44%) NDS
11 2 (0.44%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 71 (15.47%) Microsoft Intune
2 56 (12.20%) SCCM
3 20 (4.36%) Single Sign-On
4 18 (3.92%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 14 (3.05%) WSUS
6 7 (1.53%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.31%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.09%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.65%) Ansible
9 3 (0.65%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.65%) SCOM
9 3 (0.65%) Terraform
10 2 (0.44%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.44%) Nagios
10 2 (0.44%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 2 (0.44%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 302 (65.80%) Microsoft
2 148 (32.24%) VMware
3 67 (14.60%) Citrix
4 37 (8.06%) Cisco
5 33 (7.19%) Apple
6 30 (6.54%) Veeam
7 20 (4.36%) HP
8 18 (3.92%) NetApp
8 18 (3.92%) Sophos
9 14 (3.05%) Dell
9 14 (3.05%) SAP
10 12 (2.61%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.96%) Google
12 8 (1.74%) McAfee
13 7 (1.53%) Adobe
13 7 (1.53%) EMC
13 7 (1.53%) Ivanti
13 7 (1.53%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.53%) Symantec
14 6 (1.31%) Aruba