Period
to 28 September 2020

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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South West
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 25 50
Rank change year-on-year -7 +25 -4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 249 920 585
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 7.80% 9.32% 5.62%
As % of the System Software category 37.56% 48.40% 41.28%
Number of salaries quoted 255 839 472
Median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +10.77% -
10th Percentile £26,375 £21,750 £20,638
90th Percentile £74,500 £60,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +4.17%

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 663 1,901 1,417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.76% 19.27% 13.60%
Number of salaries quoted 529 1,588 1,157
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +13.33%
10th Percentile £27,629 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £62,500
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 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 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 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
Wiltshire +2 88 £37,500 -11.76% 11
Bristol -3 67 £36,000 +4.35% 23
Gloucestershire -5 44 £44,750 +5.29% 13
Dorset -31 14 £32,655 -2.52% 7
Devon +17 13 £35,763 +4.42% 11
Cornwall +22 10 £50,000 +100.00% 2
Somerset -19 10 £47,250 +41.04% 3
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 West region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 192 (77.11%) Windows
2 127 (51.00%) Microsoft
3 126 (50.60%) VMware
4 108 (43.37%) Windows Server
5 91 (36.55%) Azure
6 85 (34.14%) Office 365
7 79 (31.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 63 (25.30%) Security Cleared
9 61 (24.50%) WAN
10 57 (22.89%) Linux
11 53 (21.29%) Cisco
12 49 (19.68%) AWS
13 48 (19.28%) LAN
14 44 (17.67%) Windows 10
15 42 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
16 41 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
17 38 (15.26%) Firewall
18 36 (14.46%) SC Cleared
19 34 (13.65%) Incident Management
20 32 (12.85%) ITIL
21 30 (12.05%) SQL Server
22 29 (11.65%) MS Exchange
23 28 (11.24%) DNS
24 27 (10.84%) Hyper-V
24 27 (10.84%) Cybersecurity
25 26 (10.44%) SCCM
25 26 (10.44%) Dell
26 25 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
26 25 (10.04%) Microsoft Office
27 24 (9.64%) SQL

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 29 (11.65%) MS Exchange
2 24 (9.64%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.22%) Oracle Workflow
4 8 (3.21%) Confluence
5 5 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.61%) CMS
6 4 (1.61%) IIS
7 3 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.20%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.80%) Drupal
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (10.04%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 91 (36.55%) Azure
2 85 (34.14%) Office 365
3 49 (19.68%) AWS
4 24 (9.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (5.62%) SaaS
6 13 (5.22%) IaaS
6 13 (5.22%) PaaS
7 2 (0.80%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.80%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.40%) G Suite
8 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 61 (24.50%) WAN
2 48 (19.28%) LAN
3 38 (15.26%) Firewall
4 28 (11.24%) DNS
5 20 (8.03%) DHCP
6 17 (6.83%) SAN
6 17 (6.83%) TCP/IP
7 14 (5.62%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (4.82%) VPN
9 10 (4.02%) VoIP
10 9 (3.61%) Wireless
11 7 (2.81%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (2.41%) Skype
12 6 (2.41%) Unified Communications
12 6 (2.41%) VLAN
13 4 (1.61%) Kerberos
14 3 (1.20%) Ethernet
14 3 (1.20%) Intranet
15 2 (0.80%) HTTP
15 2 (0.80%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.82%) Big Data
3 3 (1.20%) MySQL
4 2 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.80%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (0.80%) GIS
4 2 (0.80%) MS Access
4 2 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (0.80%) SQLite
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 8 (3.21%) JIRA
2 6 (2.41%) GitLab
3 3 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.20%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.80%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.40%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (9.64%) Legal
2 10 (4.02%) Finance
3 9 (3.61%) Public Sector
4 8 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.01%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.61%) Law
6 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.61%) Retail
7 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
8 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
8 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (18.88%) Support Engineer
2 45 (18.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (16.47%) IT Support
4 26 (10.44%) 3rd Line Support
5 25 (10.04%) Analyst
5 25 (10.04%) Architect
6 22 (8.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (8.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 19 (7.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 18 (7.23%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (6.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 17 (6.83%) Infrastructure Support
10 17 (6.83%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 16 (6.43%) IT Engineer
12 14 (5.62%) Developer
13 12 (4.82%) Cloud Architect
13 12 (4.82%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 11 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 10 (4.02%) Systems Engineer
16 9 (3.61%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.84%) SailPoint
2 21 (8.43%) LDAP
3 19 (7.63%) SAML
4 15 (6.02%) OAuth
4 15 (6.02%) OpenID
5 9 (3.61%) Web Services
6 8 (3.21%) XML
7 6 (2.41%) .NET
8 3 (1.20%) Middleware
9 2 (0.80%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.80%) JSON
9 2 (0.80%) OAuth2
9 2 (0.80%) REST
10 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.40%) CSS
10 1 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.40%) Flash
10 1 (0.40%) HTML
10 1 (0.40%) Kafka
10 1 (0.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.63%) PKI
2 15 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.82%) Cloud Native
3 12 (4.82%) Cyberattack
4 9 (3.61%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.41%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.01%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.61%) iSeries
8 4 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.61%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.61%) User Experience
9 3 (1.20%) CMDB
9 3 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.80%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.80%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 192 (77.11%) Windows
2 108 (43.37%) Windows Server
3 57 (22.89%) Linux
4 44 (17.67%) Windows 10
5 24 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (6.43%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (5.22%) Windows Server 2019
8 12 (4.82%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (2.01%) Android
10 5 (2.01%) Unix
11 4 (1.61%) CentOS
11 4 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.61%) SUSE
12 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (31.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 41 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (13.65%) Incident Management
4 32 (12.85%) ITIL
5 27 (10.84%) Cybersecurity
6 22 (8.84%) Identity Access Management
7 20 (8.03%) Scrum
8 19 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (7.23%) Identity Management
10 17 (6.83%) BDD
10 17 (6.83%) Collaborative Working
10 17 (6.83%) TDD
11 16 (6.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 15 (6.02%) Data Security
12 15 (6.02%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 15 (6.02%) Workflow
13 14 (5.62%) Kanban
13 14 (5.62%) Technical Leadership
14 13 (5.22%) Infrastructure as Code
14 13 (5.22%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.64%) SQL
2 23 (9.24%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.61%) Java
4 6 (2.41%) C
5 5 (2.01%) VBScript
6 4 (1.61%) C#
7 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.80%) Python
8 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.40%) Perl
8 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (25.30%) Security Cleared
2 36 (14.46%) SC Cleared
3 25 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (9.24%) DV Cleared
5 14 (5.62%) Degree
6 12 (4.82%) CCNA
6 12 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (4.02%) MCSE
8 9 (3.61%) MCSA
9 6 (2.41%) CISSP
10 5 (2.01%) CISM
11 4 (1.61%) MCP
11 4 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.20%) ISACA
12 3 (1.20%) MCDST
12 3 (1.20%) MCITP
13 2 (0.80%) CRISC
13 2 (0.80%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.80%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (6.02%) SLA
3 14 (5.62%) NCSC
4 12 (4.82%) NIST
4 12 (4.82%) NIST 800
5 6 (2.41%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.61%) GDPR
7 3 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 42 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (10.84%) Hyper-V
3 20 (8.03%) NDS
4 19 (7.63%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 14 (5.62%) Docker
6 11 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (4.42%) XenApp
7 10 (4.02%) vSphere
8 4 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.20%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.20%) Firmware
9 3 (1.20%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.40%) LXC
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (10.44%) SCCM
2 16 (6.43%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 14 (5.62%) Terraform
3 14 (5.62%) Tivoli
4 8 (3.21%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (3.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 8 (3.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 8 (3.21%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.61%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (1.20%) SCOM
7 2 (0.80%) Ansible
7 2 (0.80%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.80%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.80%) WSUS
8 1 (0.40%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.40%) Grafana
8 1 (0.40%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.40%) vRealize
Vendors
1 127 (51.00%) Microsoft
2 126 (50.60%) VMware
3 53 (21.29%) Cisco
4 26 (10.44%) Dell
5 24 (9.64%) Oracle
6 22 (8.84%) Citrix
6 22 (8.84%) ForgeRock
6 22 (8.84%) Veeam
7 18 (7.23%) NetIQ
8 14 (5.62%) Okta
9 13 (5.22%) HP
10 12 (4.82%) Google
11 10 (4.02%) IBM
12 7 (2.81%) Atlassian
13 6 (2.41%) CyberArk
13 6 (2.41%) McAfee
13 6 (2.41%) Mitel
13 6 (2.41%) Novell
13 6 (2.41%) Ping Identity
13 6 (2.41%) Red Hat