Period
to 23 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 24 33
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9 -4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,923 6,631 6,450
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 7.03% 8.23% 6.93%
As % of the System Software category 38.34% 48.55% 48.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,748 5,795 5,502
Median annual salary £37,713 £34,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.53% +6.92% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% +2.74% +4.29%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5,015 13,659 13,324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 18.35% 16.95% 14.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4,066 11,136 10,682
Median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.59% - +10.39%
10th Percentile £26,750 £24,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +10.00%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the UK excluding London

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Active Directory in the UK excluding London

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the UK excluding London

Active Directory
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 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
South East -5 558 £42,000 +23.12% 127
North of England -15 487 £36,000 +7.46% 151
Midlands -7 277 £37,500 - 97
South West -6 260 £37,500 +4.17% 72
North West -19 215 £40,000 +14.29% 67
East of England -2 199 £37,500 +15.38% 45
Yorkshire -7 191 £35,000 +9.32% 64
West Midlands -16 173 £37,500 -5.06% 58
East Midlands -4 104 £37,500 - 39
Scotland +21 87 £42,500 +30.77% 28
North East +17 81 £33,000 -9.59% 20
Wales 0 71 £37,000 +13.85% 16
Northern Ireland -2 5 £57,500 +130.00% 5
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 1,503 (78.16%) Windows
2 1,138 (59.18%) Microsoft
3 929 (48.31%) Office 365
4 858 (44.62%) Windows Server
5 846 (43.99%) VMware
6 804 (41.81%) Azure
7 497 (25.85%) DNS
8 477 (24.80%) VMware Infrastructure
9 442 (22.98%) ITIL
10 416 (21.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 402 (20.90%) DHCP
12 399 (20.75%) Windows 10
13 395 (20.54%) Hyper-V
14 373 (19.40%) Citrix
15 366 (19.03%) Firewall
16 323 (16.80%) PowerShell
17 316 (16.43%) SCCM
18 293 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
19 291 (15.13%) TCP/IP
20 290 (15.08%) Microsoft Certification
21 287 (14.92%) Cisco
22 285 (14.82%) WAN
23 284 (14.77%) Windows Server 2016
24 281 (14.61%) SQL
25 280 (14.56%) SQL Server
26 279 (14.51%) LAN
27 259 (13.47%) MS Exchange
28 250 (13.00%) Microsoft Office
29 248 (12.90%) Linux
30 246 (12.79%) AWS

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 259 (13.47%) MS Exchange
2 223 (11.60%) SharePoint
3 113 (5.88%) IIS
4 61 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 57 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 56 (2.91%) Skype for Business
7 17 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 16 (0.83%) Apache
9 15 (0.78%) Confluence
10 13 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
11 12 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.36%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.36%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.26%) JBoss
15 5 (0.26%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.21%) CMS
16 4 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 250 (13.00%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.31%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.052%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 18 (0.94%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.26%) Carpe Diem
4 4 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.21%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.10%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.10%) Workfront
7 1 (0.052%) BASE24
7 1 (0.052%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 929 (48.31%) Office 365
2 804 (41.81%) Azure
3 246 (12.79%) AWS
4 217 (11.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 104 (5.41%) IaaS
6 100 (5.20%) PaaS
7 74 (3.85%) OneDrive
8 60 (3.12%) SaaS
9 41 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
10 35 (1.82%) Power Platform
11 20 (1.04%) Logic Apps
12 18 (0.94%) Mimecast
13 16 (0.83%) PowerApps
14 15 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
15 14 (0.73%) Serverless
16 13 (0.68%) GCP
17 11 (0.57%) G Suite
18 10 (0.52%) BPaaS
18 10 (0.52%) Power Automate
19 9 (0.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 497 (25.85%) DNS
2 402 (20.90%) DHCP
3 366 (19.03%) Firewall
4 291 (15.13%) TCP/IP
5 285 (14.82%) WAN
6 279 (14.51%) LAN
7 201 (10.45%) SAN
8 164 (8.53%) VPN
9 100 (5.20%) VoIP
10 85 (4.42%) Skype
11 80 (4.16%) VLAN
12 73 (3.80%) Wireless
13 71 (3.69%) Remote Desktop
14 66 (3.43%) Wi-Fi
15 45 (2.34%) iSCSI
16 42 (2.18%) NAS
17 40 (2.08%) Internet
18 37 (1.92%) Network Security
19 35 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
19 35 (1.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (14.56%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.72%) MySQL
3 29 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
4 20 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
5 18 (0.94%) Power BI
6 16 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (0.68%) Big Data
8 12 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (0.52%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.47%) Data Lake
11 9 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.36%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.36%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.31%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (0.21%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 23 (1.20%) Jenkins
2 21 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 20 (1.04%) JIRA
4 14 (0.73%) Metasploit
5 10 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (0.47%) Bitbucket
7 7 (0.36%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.31%) GitLab
9 5 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.26%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.16%) CircleCI
10 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.10%) Bitbucket Server
12 1 (0.052%) InstallShield
12 1 (0.052%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.052%) MSI
12 1 (0.052%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 155 (8.06%) Finance
2 63 (3.28%) Public Sector
3 59 (3.07%) Legal
4 53 (2.76%) Manufacturing
5 42 (2.18%) Law
6 40 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.35%) Local Government
8 21 (1.09%) Military
9 20 (1.04%) Retail
10 18 (0.94%) Advertising
11 17 (0.88%) Marketing
12 16 (0.83%) Back Office
13 14 (0.73%) Banking
14 13 (0.68%) Electronics
15 9 (0.47%) Housing Association
16 7 (0.36%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.36%) French Language
17 6 (0.31%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.31%) Games
17 6 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 323 (16.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 293 (15.24%) Analyst
3 267 (13.88%) Support Engineer
4 233 (12.12%) IT Support
5 185 (9.62%) IT Engineer
6 135 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 126 (6.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 114 (5.93%) Support Analyst
9 111 (5.77%) IT Analyst
10 104 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
11 100 (5.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 96 (4.99%) Architect
13 88 (4.58%) Server Engineer
14 81 (4.21%) IT Support Engineer
15 80 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
16 75 (3.90%) Consultant
17 70 (3.64%) Service Analyst
18 65 (3.38%) Windows Engineer
19 63 (3.28%) Administrator
19 63 (3.28%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.50%) Web Services
2 46 (2.39%) LDAP
3 36 (1.87%) .NET
4 33 (1.72%) SAML
5 25 (1.30%) SailPoint
6 18 (0.94%) OAuth
7 16 (0.83%) JSON
8 15 (0.78%) OpenID
9 11 (0.57%) Middleware
9 11 (0.57%) XML
10 9 (0.47%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.36%) HTML
12 6 (0.31%) JMS
12 6 (0.31%) REST
13 5 (0.26%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.26%) CSS
13 5 (0.26%) LAMP
13 5 (0.26%) X-Windows
14 4 (0.21%) SOAP
14 4 (0.21%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 185 (9.62%) Data Centre
2 115 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 79 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
5 77 (4.00%) PKI
6 71 (3.69%) Driving Licence
7 52 (2.70%) Clustering
8 46 (2.39%) Public Cloud
8 46 (2.39%) Replication
9 33 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
10 28 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
11 26 (1.35%) iPhone
12 24 (1.25%) User Experience
13 21 (1.09%) Algorithms
13 21 (1.09%) CMDB
13 21 (1.09%) Cyberattack
13 21 (1.09%) Private Cloud
13 21 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
14 19 (0.99%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1,503 (78.16%) Windows
2 858 (44.62%) Windows Server
3 399 (20.75%) Windows 10
4 293 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 284 (14.77%) Windows Server 2016
6 248 (12.90%) Linux
7 225 (11.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 166 (8.63%) Windows 7
9 114 (5.93%) Windows Server 2019
10 61 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 59 (3.07%) Windows 8
12 54 (2.81%) Android
13 38 (1.98%) Unix
14 27 (1.40%) Apple iOS
15 22 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 20 (1.04%) CentOS
17 14 (0.73%) Kali Linux
17 14 (0.73%) Ubuntu
18 13 (0.68%) Windows XP
19 11 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (22.98%) ITIL
2 416 (21.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 186 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
4 147 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 129 (6.71%) Agile Software Development
6 113 (5.88%) Project Delivery
7 107 (5.56%) DevOps
8 106 (5.51%) Change Management
9 102 (5.30%) Service Management
10 101 (5.25%) Service Delivery
11 97 (5.04%) Incident Management
12 95 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
13 86 (4.47%) Migration
14 85 (4.42%) Information Security
15 83 (4.32%) Project Management
16 77 (4.00%) Mentoring
17 74 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
18 66 (3.43%) IT Strategy
19 61 (3.17%) Identity Management
19 61 (3.17%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 323 (16.80%) PowerShell
2 281 (14.61%) SQL
3 34 (1.77%) Python
4 33 (1.72%) Bash Shell
5 31 (1.61%) Java
6 29 (1.51%) T-SQL
7 28 (1.46%) C#
8 20 (1.04%) C
9 15 (0.78%) VBScript
10 14 (0.73%) VB
11 9 (0.47%) VB.NET
12 8 (0.42%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.31%) Perl
13 6 (0.31%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.21%) C++
15 3 (0.16%) PHP
15 3 (0.16%) XQuery
16 2 (0.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 290 (15.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 236 (12.27%) Security Cleared
3 146 (7.59%) MCSE
4 143 (7.44%) SC Cleared
5 129 (6.71%) MCSA
6 107 (5.56%) Degree
7 98 (5.10%) DV Cleared
8 80 (4.16%) Cisco Certification
9 77 (4.00%) CCNA
10 50 (2.60%) MCP
11 36 (1.87%) Server+ Certification
12 34 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 23 (1.20%) MCITP
14 21 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
16 18 (0.94%) A+ Certification
17 17 (0.88%) CISSP
17 17 (0.88%) CREST Certified
18 16 (0.83%) GCIA
19 15 (0.78%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (10.45%) SLA
2 89 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (2.13%) PCI DSS
4 36 (1.87%) GDPR
5 24 (1.25%) NCSC
6 22 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (0.94%) NIST
8 15 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 14 (0.73%) NIST 800
10 12 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
11 9 (0.47%) QA
12 6 (0.31%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.21%) PMO
15 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 1 (0.052%) COBIT
16 1 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 1 (0.052%) DICOM
16 1 (0.052%) HL7
16 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 477 (24.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 395 (20.54%) Hyper-V
3 103 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
4 99 (5.15%) vSphere
5 85 (4.42%) XenApp
6 59 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
7 51 (2.65%) Virtual Servers
8 45 (2.34%) Docker
9 40 (2.08%) XenDesktop
10 28 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 28 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
11 22 (1.14%) VMware Server
12 20 (1.04%) NDS
13 19 (0.99%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 18 (0.94%) Terminal Server
15 17 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
16 16 (0.83%) Snort
17 13 (0.68%) KVM
18 12 (0.62%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 12 (0.62%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 316 (16.43%) SCCM
2 125 (6.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 99 (5.15%) WSUS
4 97 (5.04%) SCOM
5 49 (2.55%) Terraform
6 39 (2.03%) SCVMM
7 37 (1.92%) vCenter Server
8 32 (1.66%) Ansible
9 29 (1.51%) Puppet
10 26 (1.35%) Kubernetes
11 24 (1.25%) Backup Exec
12 22 (1.14%) NetBackup
13 18 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
13 18 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
14 17 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
15 16 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
15 16 (0.83%) NetIQ Identity Manager
16 14 (0.73%) Tivoli
17 13 (0.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
18 12 (0.62%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,138 (59.18%) Microsoft
2 846 (43.99%) VMware
3 373 (19.40%) Citrix
4 287 (14.92%) Cisco
5 105 (5.46%) Veeam
6 86 (4.47%) HP
7 78 (4.06%) Dell
8 64 (3.33%) NetApp
9 53 (2.76%) Oracle
10 42 (2.18%) ServiceNow
10 42 (2.18%) Symantec
11 39 (2.03%) Google
12 37 (1.92%) Red Hat
12 37 (1.92%) Sophos
13 33 (1.72%) EMC
14 31 (1.61%) SolarWinds
15 27 (1.40%) CheckPoint
16 26 (1.35%) Apple
17 24 (1.25%) IBM
17 24 (1.25%) McAfee