Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > South West
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 50 37
Rank change year-on-year +26 -13 -7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 942 533 716
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.56% 5.23% 6.93%
As % of the System Software category 49.24% 39.10% 51.96%
Number of salaries quoted 816 439 614
South West median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.62% -1.52% +10.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,000 £21,075
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £51,775
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +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 1,913 1,363 1,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.42% 13.38% 13.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,587 1,128 1,148
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,700 £23,425 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,930 £65,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the South West over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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 +64 281 £30,000 - 50
Wiltshire +24 214 £37,500 +2.74% 33
Dorset +8 185 £32,500 +8.33% 35
Gloucestershire +22 141 £42,500 +21.43% 20
Somerset +21 69 £30,000 +8.11% 15
Devon +6 37 £36,000 +19.01% 17
Cornwall +7 1 £37,500 +27.12% 5
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 733 (77.81%) Windows
2 529 (56.16%) Microsoft
3 433 (45.97%) Office 365
4 386 (40.98%) Windows Server
5 348 (36.94%) VMware
6 280 (29.72%) Azure
7 237 (25.16%) Windows 10
8 226 (23.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 211 (22.40%) MS Exchange
10 210 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 206 (21.87%) ITIL
12 197 (20.91%) DNS
13 187 (19.85%) Firewall
14 186 (19.75%) Security Cleared
15 175 (18.58%) SCCM
15 175 (18.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 174 (18.47%) Linux
17 159 (16.88%) Hyper-V
18 155 (16.45%) Cisco
19 149 (15.82%) Microsoft Office
20 145 (15.39%) Windows 7
21 144 (15.29%) PowerShell
22 142 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
23 136 (14.44%) DHCP
24 135 (14.33%) SQL
25 132 (14.01%) Citrix
26 124 (13.16%) WAN
27 121 (12.85%) SharePoint
28 116 (12.31%) TCP/IP
29 114 (12.10%) Finance

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
1 211 (22.40%) MS Exchange
2 121 (12.85%) SharePoint
3 38 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (3.93%) Confluence
5 31 (3.29%) Skype for Business
6 25 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (1.38%) Tornado
8 11 (1.17%) Apache
8 11 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.06%) JBoss
10 9 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (0.96%) SAS
11 8 (0.85%) CMS
12 6 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.53%) Drupal
13 5 (0.53%) IIS
14 3 (0.32%) ArcGIS
15 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
16 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 149 (15.82%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 9 (0.96%) Exchequer
2 5 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.21%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 433 (45.97%) Office 365
2 280 (29.72%) Azure
3 87 (9.24%) AWS
4 66 (7.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 37 (3.93%) IaaS
5 37 (3.93%) OneDrive
6 30 (3.18%) Azure Stack
7 11 (1.17%) PaaS
8 9 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 6 (0.64%) Azure Functions
10 6 (0.64%) Serverless
11 5 (0.53%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.32%) GCP
12 3 (0.32%) SaaS
13 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.11%) G Suite
13 1 (0.11%) GitHub
13 1 (0.11%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 197 (20.91%) DNS
2 187 (19.85%) Firewall
3 136 (14.44%) DHCP
4 124 (13.16%) WAN
5 116 (12.31%) TCP/IP
6 94 (9.98%) LAN
7 62 (6.58%) Skype
8 61 (6.48%) SAN
8 61 (6.48%) Wireless
9 59 (6.26%) VPN
10 46 (4.88%) VoIP
11 42 (4.46%) VLAN
12 36 (3.82%) Unified Communications
13 34 (3.61%) Intrusion Detection
13 34 (3.61%) NetScaler
13 34 (3.61%) Remote Desktop
14 31 (3.29%) Internet
15 29 (3.08%) Cisco Nexus
16 22 (2.34%) IPsec
17 21 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.38%) GIS
3 12 (1.27%) Geospatial Data
3 12 (1.27%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.17%) RDBMS
5 9 (0.96%) JasperReports
5 9 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (0.85%) MySQL
7 6 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.42%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.21%) Redis
10 1 (0.11%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.11%) MS Access
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 56 (5.94%) JIRA
2 36 (3.82%) Visual Studio
3 19 (2.02%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.02%) TestRail
3 19 (2.02%) Zephyr
4 14 (1.49%) MSI
4 14 (1.49%) TeamCity
5 13 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 13 (1.38%) Bitbucket
5 13 (1.38%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.06%) Ant
6 10 (1.06%) JUnit
6 10 (1.06%) Maven
7 9 (0.96%) ClearQuest
7 9 (0.96%) CruiseControl
7 9 (0.96%) FishEye
7 9 (0.96%) Hudson
8 8 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.64%) Subversion
9 6 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 114 (12.10%) Finance
2 104 (11.04%) Public Sector
3 55 (5.84%) Telecoms
4 42 (4.46%) Marketing
5 41 (4.35%) Electronics
6 38 (4.03%) Manufacturing
7 29 (3.08%) Aerospace
8 28 (2.97%) Military
9 23 (2.44%) Law
10 21 (2.23%) Legal
11 20 (2.12%) Retail
12 8 (0.85%) Back Office
13 4 (0.42%) Publishing
14 3 (0.32%) Advertising
15 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 174 (18.47%) Support Engineer
2 156 (16.56%) Analyst
3 137 (14.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 109 (11.57%) IT Support
5 98 (10.40%) IT Engineer
6 68 (7.22%) IT Support Engineer
7 65 (6.90%) Support Technician
8 63 (6.69%) 2nd Line Support
9 62 (6.58%) Support Analyst
10 60 (6.37%) Service Analyst
10 60 (6.37%) Service Desk Analyst
11 53 (5.63%) Architect
12 50 (5.31%) Consultant
13 49 (5.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 48 (5.10%) 1st Line Support
15 47 (4.99%) Infrastructure Support
15 47 (4.99%) IT Analyst
15 47 (4.99%) Technical Support
16 43 (4.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 41 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.55%) Web Services
2 18 (1.91%) CSS
3 16 (1.70%) .NET
4 15 (1.59%) REST
5 12 (1.27%) JSON
6 10 (1.06%) Apache Flex
6 10 (1.06%) GWT
6 10 (1.06%) Hibernate
6 10 (1.06%) JMS
6 10 (1.06%) Spring
7 9 (0.96%) Ajax
7 9 (0.96%) AWT
7 9 (0.96%) Middleware
7 9 (0.96%) Swing
8 7 (0.74%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.64%) .NET Core
9 6 (0.64%) SailPoint
10 5 (0.53%) Dapper ORM
10 5 (0.53%) Entity Framework
10 5 (0.53%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (6.58%) Driving Licence
2 53 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 40 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (4.14%) Data Centre
5 30 (3.18%) PKI
6 28 (2.97%) Video Conferencing
7 26 (2.76%) Hybrid Cloud
7 26 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.27%) Mobile Computing
11 11 (1.17%) Fat Client
11 11 (1.17%) Thin Client
12 9 (0.96%) EMC VNX
12 9 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.96%) iPad
13 8 (0.85%) Clustering
13 8 (0.85%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.85%) Replication
14 7 (0.74%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 733 (77.81%) Windows
2 386 (40.98%) Windows Server
3 237 (25.16%) Windows 10
4 226 (23.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 174 (18.47%) Linux
6 145 (15.39%) Windows 7
7 85 (9.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 49 (5.20%) Mac OS
9 42 (4.46%) Unix
10 29 (3.08%) Windows 8
11 22 (2.34%) Android
12 18 (1.91%) CentOS
13 12 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (1.17%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.96%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.74%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
19 1 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (21.87%) ITIL
2 175 (18.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 142 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
4 93 (9.87%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (7.01%) Migration
6 56 (5.94%) Project Delivery
7 54 (5.73%) Service Management
8 53 (5.63%) CRM
9 50 (5.31%) Data Protection
9 50 (5.31%) Service Delivery
10 47 (4.99%) Security Monitoring
11 46 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
11 46 (4.88%) Mentoring
11 46 (4.88%) Project Management
12 45 (4.78%) Technical Architecture
13 43 (4.56%) PRINCE2
14 42 (4.46%) DevOps
15 38 (4.03%) IT Strategy
16 36 (3.82%) Architectural Design
17 35 (3.72%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 144 (15.29%) PowerShell
2 135 (14.33%) SQL
3 48 (5.10%) Python
4 41 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 30 (3.18%) C
5 30 (3.18%) PHP
6 17 (1.80%) VBScript
7 16 (1.70%) C#
8 13 (1.38%) Java
9 9 (0.96%) Java 8
10 7 (0.74%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.64%) R
12 3 (0.32%) Perl
12 3 (0.32%) Ruby
12 3 (0.32%) VBA
13 1 (0.11%) C++
13 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 186 (19.75%) Security Cleared
2 79 (8.39%) DV Cleared
2 79 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (8.28%) SC Cleared
4 63 (6.69%) Degree
5 50 (5.31%) MCSA
6 45 (4.78%) MCSE
7 39 (4.14%) CCNA
7 39 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (2.87%) MCP
9 18 (1.91%) TOGAF Certification
10 17 (1.80%) CCA
10 17 (1.80%) RHCE
11 15 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (1.59%) DBS Check
12 13 (1.38%) ISTQB
13 12 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (0.96%) CEH
14 9 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (0.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (8.70%) SLA
2 32 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 12 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.64%) QA
6 5 (0.53%) GDPR
7 3 (0.32%) PMO
8 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 210 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 159 (16.88%) Hyper-V
3 64 (6.79%) XenApp
4 46 (4.88%) vSphere
5 45 (4.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 43 (4.56%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (3.72%) XenDesktop
8 22 (2.34%) VMware NSX
9 20 (2.12%) UAG
10 18 (1.91%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (0.96%) DFS Replication
12 7 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.64%) Docker
13 6 (0.64%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.42%) Firmware
15 3 (0.32%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.32%) Xen
16 2 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 175 (18.58%) SCCM
2 91 (9.66%) SCOM
3 30 (3.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 30 (3.18%) SCOrch
4 28 (2.97%) WSUS
5 26 (2.76%) Microsoft Intune
6 24 (2.55%) vCenter Server
7 18 (1.91%) vRealize
8 14 (1.49%) Ansible
8 14 (1.49%) PaperCut
9 11 (1.17%) NetBackup
10 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 7 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
14 6 (0.64%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.64%) Control-M
15 5 (0.53%) Nagios
15 5 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 529 (56.16%) Microsoft
2 348 (36.94%) VMware
3 155 (16.45%) Cisco
4 132 (14.01%) Citrix
5 62 (6.58%) Atlassian
6 53 (5.63%) Veeam
7 52 (5.52%) Apple
8 46 (4.88%) HP
9 41 (4.35%) Dell
10 34 (3.61%) Splunk
11 31 (3.29%) SAP
12 27 (2.87%) Juniper
13 26 (2.76%) Avaya
14 24 (2.55%) EMC
14 24 (2.55%) McAfee
15 21 (2.23%) F5
16 20 (2.12%) Sage
17 19 (2.02%) Adobe
18 17 (1.80%) Palo Alto
19 15 (1.59%) SolarWinds