Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South West
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 51 33
Rank change year-on-year +26 -18 +11
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 650 554 763
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 8.51% 5.50% 7.21%
As % of the System Software category 44.98% 38.82% 47.90%
Number of salaries quoted 521 488 576
Median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +14.04%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £19,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
England median annual salary £39,500 £38,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.27% +2.00% +7.14%

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 1,445 1,427 1,593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.92% 14.16% 15.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,152 1,192 1,196
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £24,525 £26,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +11.76%

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 8 April 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 8 April 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
Bristol +16 163 £35,000 -7.89% 22
Wiltshire +20 144 £32,500 - 25
Gloucestershire +6 114 £42,500 -7.61% 19
Dorset +22 98 £29,000 -17.14% 10
Somerset +56 76 £31,500 +14.55% 3
Devon +8 37 £41,250 +30.47% 9
Cornwall +14 4 £48,750 +95.00% 3
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 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.

1 474 (72.92%) Windows
2 386 (59.38%) Microsoft
3 305 (46.92%) Office 365
4 279 (42.92%) Windows Server
5 252 (38.77%) VMware
6 204 (31.38%) Azure
7 156 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 136 (20.92%) Windows 10
9 134 (20.62%) DNS
10 131 (20.15%) ITIL
11 127 (19.54%) Security Cleared
12 126 (19.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 116 (17.85%) Windows Server 2012
14 108 (16.62%) Firewall
15 107 (16.46%) TCP/IP
16 105 (16.15%) Microsoft Office
17 102 (15.69%) Hyper-V
17 102 (15.69%) Problem-Solving
18 98 (15.08%) SharePoint
19 95 (14.62%) PowerShell
20 94 (14.46%) MS Exchange
20 94 (14.46%) SQL Server
21 92 (14.15%) DHCP
22 89 (13.69%) SQL
22 89 (13.69%) Linux
22 89 (13.69%) SC Cleared
23 86 (13.23%) Cisco
24 82 (12.62%) LAN
24 82 (12.62%) Finance
25 78 (12.00%) SCCM

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 98 (15.08%) SharePoint
2 94 (14.46%) MS Exchange
3 35 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (4.15%) Skype for Business
5 20 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (2.92%) Confluence
7 16 (2.46%) CMS
8 14 (2.15%) Drupal
9 9 (1.38%) IIS
10 5 (0.77%) Tornado
11 3 (0.46%) Apache
11 3 (0.46%) Moodle
12 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.31%) JBoss
12 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 105 (16.15%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (2.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.46%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.15%) Faxination
3 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 305 (46.92%) Office 365
2 204 (31.38%) Azure
3 45 (6.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 37 (5.69%) AWS
5 25 (3.85%) OneDrive
6 22 (3.38%) IaaS
7 17 (2.62%) SaaS
8 10 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.38%) PaaS
10 8 (1.23%) Azure Stack
10 8 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (1.23%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (0.62%) NuGet
11 4 (0.62%) Serverless
12 2 (0.31%) PowerApps
13 1 (0.15%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.15%) GCP
13 1 (0.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 134 (20.62%) DNS
2 108 (16.62%) Firewall
3 107 (16.46%) TCP/IP
4 92 (14.15%) DHCP
5 82 (12.62%) LAN
6 71 (10.92%) WAN
7 62 (9.54%) SAN
8 51 (7.85%) VPN
9 39 (6.00%) Wireless
10 34 (5.23%) Skype
11 30 (4.62%) NAS
12 29 (4.46%) VLAN
13 28 (4.31%) Remote Desktop
14 23 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (3.38%) HTTP
16 20 (3.08%) VoIP
17 15 (2.31%) Internet
17 15 (2.31%) NetScaler
18 12 (1.85%) IPsec
19 10 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.23%) MySQL
3 20 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (2.46%) Geospatial Data
4 16 (2.46%) GIS
5 14 (2.15%) SQLite
6 9 (1.38%) SQL Server 2017
7 7 (1.08%) Power BI
8 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.77%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.77%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.77%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.46%) Big Data
11 3 (0.46%) FileMaker
11 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.31%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 27 (4.15%) JIRA
2 21 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.31%) Bitbucket
4 12 (1.85%) Subversion
5 10 (1.54%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.38%) TeamCity
6 9 (1.38%) Visual Studio
7 7 (1.08%) GitLab
7 7 (1.08%) MSTest
7 7 (1.08%) NUnit
8 4 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.62%) Chocolatey
8 4 (0.62%) TestRail
8 4 (0.62%) Zephyr
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.31%) Ant
10 2 (0.31%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.31%) FishEye
10 2 (0.31%) Hudson
10 2 (0.31%) Maven
General
1 82 (12.62%) Finance
2 33 (5.08%) Aerospace
3 30 (4.62%) Public Sector
4 25 (3.85%) Retail
5 23 (3.54%) Legal
6 19 (2.92%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.46%) Electronics
8 15 (2.31%) Military
9 13 (2.00%) Advertising
10 9 (1.38%) Law
11 8 (1.23%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.92%) Marketing
13 3 (0.46%) Back Office
14 2 (0.31%) Local Government
15 1 (0.15%) Police
15 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 121 (18.62%) Support Engineer
2 96 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 85 (13.08%) IT Support
4 71 (10.92%) IT Engineer
5 69 (10.62%) Analyst
6 46 (7.08%) IT Support Engineer
7 42 (6.46%) 2nd Line Support
8 39 (6.00%) Consultant
9 38 (5.85%) 3rd Line Support
10 37 (5.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 36 (5.54%) Support Technician
12 32 (4.92%) Administrator
13 31 (4.77%) 1st Line Support
14 29 (4.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 29 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 27 (4.15%) Architect
16 25 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
17 24 (3.69%) Service Analyst
17 24 (3.69%) Service Desk Analyst
18 23 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.69%) .NET
2 23 (3.54%) REST
3 21 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 16 (2.46%) JSON
5 14 (2.15%) XML
6 9 (1.38%) CSS
7 7 (1.08%) .NET Core
7 7 (1.08%) Dapper ORM
7 7 (1.08%) Entity Framework
8 5 (0.77%) Web Services
9 4 (0.62%) SAML
10 2 (0.31%) Ajax
10 2 (0.31%) AWT
10 2 (0.31%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.31%) HTML
10 2 (0.31%) JMS
10 2 (0.31%) LDAP
10 2 (0.31%) Middleware
10 2 (0.31%) Spring
10 2 (0.31%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.54%) Self-Motivation
2 46 (7.08%) Data Centre
3 35 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 27 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (4.00%) Driving Licence
6 22 (3.38%) PKI
7 17 (2.62%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (1.23%) iPad
9 8 (1.23%) Mobile Computing
10 7 (1.08%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.92%) CMDB
11 6 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.77%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.77%) EMC VNX
12 5 (0.77%) iPhone
12 5 (0.77%) Replication
12 5 (0.77%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 474 (72.92%) Windows
2 279 (42.92%) Windows Server
3 136 (20.92%) Windows 10
4 116 (17.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 89 (13.69%) Linux
6 70 (10.77%) Windows 7
7 67 (10.31%) Windows Server 2016
8 61 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (7.08%) Windows Server 2019
10 24 (3.69%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.31%) CentOS
12 14 (2.15%) Mac OS
12 14 (2.15%) Unix
13 9 (1.38%) Android
13 9 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.92%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.92%) Solaris
16 5 (0.77%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (20.15%) ITIL
2 126 (19.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 102 (15.69%) Problem-Solving
4 57 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (8.31%) Migration
6 48 (7.38%) Service Management
7 37 (5.69%) Incident Management
8 36 (5.54%) Mentoring
9 35 (5.38%) Cybersecurity
9 35 (5.38%) Service Delivery
10 32 (4.92%) DevOps
11 31 (4.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 31 (4.77%) Project Delivery
12 27 (4.15%) Change Management
13 26 (4.00%) CRM
14 24 (3.69%) ITSM
15 23 (3.54%) Computer Science
15 23 (3.54%) OO
16 22 (3.38%) Decision-Making
17 21 (3.23%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 95 (14.62%) PowerShell
2 89 (13.69%) SQL
3 19 (2.92%) Python
4 18 (2.77%) Java
5 17 (2.62%) C#
6 15 (2.31%) JavaScript
7 13 (2.00%) C
8 8 (1.23%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.23%) VBScript
9 7 (1.08%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.08%) PHP
10 3 (0.46%) Perl
11 2 (0.31%) Java 8
11 2 (0.31%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 127 (19.54%) Security Cleared
2 89 (13.69%) SC Cleared
3 77 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 57 (8.77%) DV Cleared
5 52 (8.00%) Degree
6 38 (5.85%) MCSE
7 30 (4.62%) MCSA
8 25 (3.85%) CCNA
8 25 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (2.62%) HND
10 16 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (1.69%) CompTIA Security+
12 11 (1.69%) MCITP
13 9 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (1.38%) CCNP
13 9 (1.38%) CRISC
13 9 (1.38%) ISTQB
13 9 (1.38%) MCP
14 8 (1.23%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (10.00%) SLA
2 17 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (0.92%) NCSC
5 4 (0.62%) GDPR
5 4 (0.62%) GPG13
5 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.46%) COBIT
6 3 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.46%) NIST
6 3 (0.46%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.15%) GxP
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.15%) QA
System Software
1 156 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 102 (15.69%) Hyper-V
3 46 (7.08%) VMware ESXi
4 37 (5.69%) vSphere
5 33 (5.08%) XenApp
6 19 (2.92%) XenDesktop
7 18 (2.77%) Docker
8 17 (2.62%) VMware NSX
9 14 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (1.85%) UAG
11 11 (1.69%) Firmware
11 11 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.62%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.46%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.31%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.15%) NDS
16 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 78 (12.00%) SCCM
2 32 (4.92%) vCenter Server
3 29 (4.46%) SCOM
4 23 (3.54%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (3.54%) WSUS
5 17 (2.62%) Kubernetes
6 15 (2.31%) Terraform
7 14 (2.15%) SCVMM
8 9 (1.38%) Backup Exec
9 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (1.23%) PaperCut
9 8 (1.23%) SCOrch
9 8 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (1.08%) Ansible
11 6 (0.92%) Cloudify
11 6 (0.92%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.62%) logstash
12 4 (0.62%) Packer
13 3 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 3 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 386 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 252 (38.77%) VMware
3 86 (13.23%) Cisco
4 75 (11.54%) Citrix
5 45 (6.92%) Veeam
6 33 (5.08%) Atlassian
6 33 (5.08%) Oracle
7 29 (4.46%) HP
8 24 (3.69%) Apple
8 24 (3.69%) Dell
9 20 (3.08%) Avaya
10 19 (2.92%) IBM
11 16 (2.46%) 3PAR
12 14 (2.15%) McAfee
12 14 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (2.00%) MuleSoft
13 13 (2.00%) Splunk
14 12 (1.85%) Juniper
14 12 (1.85%) Veritas
15 11 (1.69%) Symantec