Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Active Directory Specialist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Specialist
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1181 1198 1252
Rank change year-on-year +17 +54 +29
Permanent jobs requiring an Active Directory Specialist 22 26 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.014% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.014% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 18 22 33
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £39,750 £38,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +0.59% +21.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Active Directory Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Active Directory Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory Specialist in the UK

Active Directory Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory Specialist.

Salary trend for Active Directory Specialist in the UK

Active Directory Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory Specialist over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Active Directory Specialist in the UK

Active Directory Specialist
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
England +57 22 £47,500 +2.70% 4
UK excluding London +39 18 £47,500 +11.11% 2
East of England +19 12 £47,500 +5.56% 1
London +13 4 £80,000 +36.17% 2
South East +36 3 £37,500 -17.58%
South West - 2 £42,500 -
Midlands +44 1 - -
East Midlands +33 1 - -

Active Directory Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Active Directory Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Active Directory Specialist in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (59.09%) Windows
3 12 (54.55%) ITIL
3 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 11 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 10 (45.45%) MCSA
5 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
7 8 (36.36%) SCCM
8 7 (31.82%) Management Information System
8 7 (31.82%) Office 365
9 6 (27.27%) VMware
10 5 (22.73%) Finance
10 5 (22.73%) MCSE
10 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
11 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
11 4 (18.18%) SQL
11 4 (18.18%) Oracle
11 4 (18.18%) LDAP
11 4 (18.18%) Cisco
11 4 (18.18%) Internet
11 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
11 4 (18.18%) Citrix
11 4 (18.18%) SCOM
11 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
12 3 (13.64%) Degree
12 3 (13.64%) Application Packaging
12 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (13.64%) Computer Science

Active Directory Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Office 365
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
1 4 (18.18%) LDAP
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) Skype
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) IPsec
3 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.55%) Kerberos
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Advertising
3 1 (4.55%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
4 3 (13.64%) Unix
4 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.64%) Application Packaging
2 3 (13.64%) Build Automation
2 3 (13.64%) Identity Management
2 3 (13.64%) Information Security
2 3 (13.64%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (9.09%) BCP
3 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (9.09%) PRINCE
3 2 (9.09%) Server Patching
3 2 (9.09%) Software Deployment
3 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) MCSA
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (22.73%) MCSE
3 3 (13.64%) CCNA
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 3 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 22 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.64%) Terminal Server
3 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) SCCM
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (18.18%) SCOM
4 2 (9.09%) WSUS
5 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle
4 3 (13.64%) Dell
5 1 (4.55%) Brocade