Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 30 29
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 11,263 10,773 13,538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.48% 6.37% 6.74%
As % of the System Software category 46.05% 51.24% 54.31%
Number of salaries quoted 9,531 9,408 11,906
UK median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 24,457 21,024 24,926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.06% 12.44% 12.42%
Number of salaries quoted 19,830 17,632 21,113
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +4.17%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the UK

Active Directory
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in the UK

Active Directory
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the UK

Active Directory
Top 18 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 25 May 2018. 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 -4 10,568 £37,500 +7.14% 1,161
UK excluding London -1 6,567 £32,500 - 813
London +8 4,344 £45,000 +5.88% 406
South East -10 2,094 £32,500 - 224
North of England -6 1,473 £32,500 +3.17% 236
Midlands +12 1,103 £33,500 +3.08% 114
East of England -6 771 £35,000 +10.24% 96
South West +17 752 £31,500 +10.53% 85
West Midlands +15 731 £32,500 +1.96% 54
North West -4 715 £32,500 +1.56% 124
Yorkshire -1 669 £34,375 +5.77% 98
East Midlands +5 371 £35,000 - 60
Scotland -13 234 £42,500 +9.12% 36
Wales +8 134 £26,000 -17.46% 17
North East -32 92 £30,000 +4.35% 14
Northern Ireland +7 24 £24,500 -18.33% 3
Channel Islands -3 10 £29,500 -9.23% 3
Isle of Man - 5 £29,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 9,012 (80.01%) Windows
2 6,561 (58.25%) Microsoft
3 4,997 (44.37%) Windows Server
4 4,396 (39.03%) VMware
5 3,953 (35.10%) Office 365
6 3,000 (26.64%) ITIL
7 2,719 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 2,633 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2,571 (22.83%) MS Exchange
10 2,493 (22.13%) DNS
11 2,489 (22.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 2,415 (21.44%) Microsoft Office
13 2,361 (20.96%) Windows 7
14 2,344 (20.81%) Windows Server 2008
15 2,246 (19.94%) Hyper-V
16 2,216 (19.68%) Citrix
17 2,110 (18.73%) Firewall
18 2,105 (18.69%) Windows 10
19 1,949 (17.30%) DHCP
20 1,852 (16.44%) Cisco
20 1,852 (16.44%) SCCM
21 1,831 (16.26%) PowerShell
22 1,733 (15.39%) SQL
23 1,701 (15.10%) SQL Server
24 1,685 (14.96%) Microsoft Certification
25 1,683 (14.94%) Finance
26 1,409 (12.51%) Linux
27 1,387 (12.31%) TCP/IP
28 1,379 (12.24%) LAN
29 1,292 (11.47%) WAN

Active Directory
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 2,571 (22.83%) MS Exchange
2 979 (8.69%) SharePoint
3 966 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 826 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 709 (6.29%) IIS
6 665 (5.90%) Skype for Business
7 251 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 188 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 172 (1.53%) Apache
10 153 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 119 (1.06%) Confluence
12 101 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
13 69 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
14 67 (0.59%) WebSphere
15 64 (0.57%) Tomcat
16 60 (0.53%) IBM Notes
17 52 (0.46%) WebLogic
18 51 (0.45%) JBoss
18 51 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
18 51 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2,415 (21.44%) Microsoft Office
2 252 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 177 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 40 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 15 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 13 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 12 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.080%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.044%) Stata
12 2 (0.018%) Maya
12 2 (0.018%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.009%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.009%) InDesign
13 1 (0.009%) NUKE
13 1 (0.009%) Revit
13 1 (0.009%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 125 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 37 (0.33%) Elite 3E
4 33 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.14%) assyst
5 16 (0.14%) Workfront
6 15 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
7 13 (0.12%) Eikon
8 10 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
9 9 (0.080%) Carpe Diem
10 8 (0.071%) Concordance
10 8 (0.071%) NetSuite
10 8 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (0.071%) Relativity
11 7 (0.062%) Dynamics GP
11 7 (0.062%) HFM
11 7 (0.062%) Oracle ERP
11 7 (0.062%) Scribe Insight
12 6 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
12 6 (0.053%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3,953 (35.10%) Office 365
2 2,719 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,104 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
4 580 (5.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 495 (4.39%) IaaS
6 344 (3.05%) PaaS
7 258 (2.29%) SaaS
8 154 (1.37%) Mimecast
9 151 (1.34%) OneDrive
10 150 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
11 114 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
12 88 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
13 87 (0.77%) Amazon S3
13 87 (0.77%) G Suite
14 83 (0.74%) Serverless
15 80 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
16 73 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 60 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
18 34 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
19 23 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2,493 (22.13%) DNS
2 2,110 (18.73%) Firewall
3 1,949 (17.30%) DHCP
4 1,387 (12.31%) TCP/IP
5 1,379 (12.24%) LAN
6 1,292 (11.47%) WAN
7 1,257 (11.16%) SAN
8 1,053 (9.35%) VPN
9 553 (4.91%) Skype
10 550 (4.88%) VoIP
11 470 (4.17%) VLAN
12 407 (3.61%) Wireless
13 346 (3.07%) Remote Desktop
14 344 (3.05%) Network Security
15 303 (2.69%) Internet
16 293 (2.60%) NAS
17 249 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
18 231 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
19 206 (1.83%) NetScaler
20 171 (1.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,701 (15.10%) SQL Server
2 211 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 167 (1.48%) MySQL
4 135 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 123 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
6 103 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 94 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 89 (0.79%) Oracle Database
8 89 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
9 88 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
10 74 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
11 66 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
12 65 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
13 63 (0.56%) Big Data
14 61 (0.54%) Relational Database
15 50 (0.44%) Hadoop
16 40 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
17 34 (0.30%) GIS
18 33 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 31 (0.28%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 326 (2.89%) Git (software)
2 222 (1.97%) JIRA
3 203 (1.80%) Jenkins
4 200 (1.78%) Visual Studio
5 140 (1.24%) TeamCity
6 119 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
7 118 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
8 88 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 80 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 68 (0.60%) MSI
11 37 (0.33%) Subversion
12 24 (0.21%) JUnit
12 24 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 22 (0.20%) MSBuild
14 21 (0.19%) NUnit
15 18 (0.16%) Fiddler
16 17 (0.15%) Cucumber
16 17 (0.15%) SpecFlow
17 14 (0.12%) CruiseControl
17 14 (0.12%) InstallShield
General
1 1,683 (14.94%) Finance
2 389 (3.45%) Retail
3 342 (3.04%) Law
4 321 (2.85%) Legal
5 305 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 256 (2.27%) Banking
7 229 (2.03%) Marketing
8 192 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 177 (1.57%) Advertising
10 126 (1.12%) Games
11 94 (0.83%) Back Office
12 61 (0.54%) Investment Banking
13 57 (0.51%) Billing
14 51 (0.45%) French Language
15 50 (0.44%) German Language
16 48 (0.43%) Financial Institution
17 41 (0.36%) Publishing
18 40 (0.36%) Electronics
19 26 (0.23%) Italian Language
20 25 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,284 (20.28%) Analyst
2 1,894 (16.82%) Support Engineer
3 1,459 (12.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,344 (11.93%) IT Support
5 1,123 (9.97%) Support Analyst
6 939 (8.34%) 2nd Line Support
7 881 (7.82%) IT Engineer
8 842 (7.48%) Desktop Support
9 759 (6.74%) Service Analyst
10 682 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
11 660 (5.86%) IT Analyst
12 657 (5.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 615 (5.46%) Architect
14 564 (5.01%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 546 (4.85%) IT Support Engineer
16 525 (4.66%) 3rd Line Support
17 502 (4.46%) Consultant
18 499 (4.43%) Windows Engineer
19 485 (4.31%) Administrator
20 446 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (3.51%) .NET
2 363 (3.22%) Web Services
3 287 (2.55%) LDAP
4 207 (1.84%) HTML
5 180 (1.60%) .NET Framework
6 162 (1.44%) ASP.NET
7 155 (1.38%) CSS
8 127 (1.13%) XML
9 113 (1.00%) Middleware
10 112 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
11 95 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 82 (0.73%) Entity Framework
13 81 (0.72%) REST
14 75 (0.67%) WCF
15 73 (0.65%) Software Packaging
16 65 (0.58%) SAML
17 61 (0.54%) OAuth
18 57 (0.51%) AngularJS
19 48 (0.43%) J2EE
20 44 (0.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 949 (8.43%) Data Centre
2 680 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 507 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
4 411 (3.65%) Management Information System
5 410 (3.64%) Driving Licence
6 322 (2.86%) Blackberry
7 310 (2.75%) Clustering
8 283 (2.51%) Computer Science
9 214 (1.90%) PKI
10 190 (1.69%) Public Cloud
11 185 (1.64%) iPhone
11 185 (1.64%) Private Cloud
12 183 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
13 180 (1.60%) User Experience
14 172 (1.53%) Replication
15 156 (1.39%) iPad
16 139 (1.23%) Hedge funds
17 138 (1.23%) Fat Client
17 138 (1.23%) Thin Client
18 108 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9,012 (80.01%) Windows
2 4,997 (44.37%) Windows Server
3 2,489 (22.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 2,361 (20.96%) Windows 7
5 2,344 (20.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 2,105 (18.69%) Windows 10
7 1,409 (12.51%) Linux
8 604 (5.36%) Windows 8
9 523 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 346 (3.07%) Unix
11 344 (3.05%) Mac OS X
12 308 (2.73%) Android
13 259 (2.30%) Windows XP
14 215 (1.91%) Apple iOS
15 182 (1.62%) Mac OS
16 168 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 128 (1.14%) CentOS
18 73 (0.65%) Ubuntu
19 57 (0.51%) Solaris
20 43 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,000 (26.64%) ITIL
2 1,235 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
3 774 (6.87%) Migration
4 723 (6.42%) Service Delivery
5 692 (6.14%) Service Management
6 669 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 561 (4.98%) Agile Software Development
8 552 (4.90%) DevOps
9 541 (4.80%) Project Management
10 495 (4.39%) Presales
11 398 (3.53%) ITSM
12 393 (3.49%) Incident Management
13 381 (3.38%) Problem Management
14 371 (3.29%) ITIL V3
15 361 (3.21%) Change Management
16 359 (3.19%) Mentoring
17 347 (3.08%) Time Management
18 330 (2.93%) Continuous Improvement
19 314 (2.79%) Mobile Device Management
20 287 (2.55%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1,831 (16.26%) PowerShell
2 1,733 (15.39%) SQL
3 321 (2.85%) C#
4 260 (2.31%) JavaScript
5 221 (1.96%) Python
6 193 (1.71%) T-SQL
7 185 (1.64%) Bash Shell
8 176 (1.56%) Java
9 165 (1.46%) VBScript
10 147 (1.31%) C
11 116 (1.03%) Perl
12 103 (0.91%) VB
13 74 (0.66%) Shell Script
13 74 (0.66%) VBA
14 59 (0.52%) Ruby
15 43 (0.38%) PHP
16 31 (0.28%) C++
17 18 (0.16%) PL/SQL
18 16 (0.14%) VB.NET
19 13 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 1,685 (14.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,120 (9.94%) MCSE
3 933 (8.28%) Degree
4 614 (5.45%) MCSA
5 598 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
6 523 (4.64%) Security Cleared
7 495 (4.39%) MCP
8 441 (3.92%) CCNA
9 334 (2.97%) MCITP
10 270 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 263 (2.34%) SC Cleared
12 247 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
13 202 (1.79%) CCNP
14 198 (1.76%) DBS Check
15 168 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
16 144 (1.28%) MCTS
17 134 (1.19%) CISSP
18 123 (1.09%) DV Cleared
19 121 (1.07%) A+ Certification
20 90 (0.80%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 891 (7.91%) SLA
2 260 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 124 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 101 (0.90%) GDPR
5 82 (0.73%) PMO
6 74 (0.66%) QA
7 46 (0.41%) COBIT
8 38 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 36 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 19 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 19 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 7 (0.062%) ISO 9000
14 6 (0.053%) ISO 31000
15 5 (0.044%) GAMP
15 5 (0.044%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.036%) DICOM
16 4 (0.036%) GPG13
16 4 (0.036%) HL7
System Software
1 2,633 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2,246 (19.94%) Hyper-V
3 739 (6.56%) XenApp
4 637 (5.66%) vSphere
5 600 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
6 514 (4.56%) XenDesktop
7 308 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
8 292 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
9 268 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 181 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
11 137 (1.22%) Terminal Services
12 116 (1.03%) XenServer
13 86 (0.76%) DFS Replication
14 81 (0.72%) BitLocker
15 75 (0.67%) Docker
16 69 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 68 (0.60%) Firmware
18 53 (0.47%) VirtualBox
19 52 (0.46%) VMware NSX
20 51 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1,852 (16.44%) SCCM
2 565 (5.02%) SCOM
3 271 (2.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 269 (2.39%) WSUS
5 247 (2.19%) Backup Exec
6 228 (2.02%) vCenter Server
7 222 (1.97%) Puppet
8 206 (1.83%) SCOrch
9 200 (1.78%) Ansible
10 160 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
11 156 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
12 150 (1.33%) AirWatch
12 150 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
13 148 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 130 (1.15%) SCVMM
15 116 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 112 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
17 107 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 89 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
19 82 (0.73%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6,561 (58.25%) Microsoft
2 4,396 (39.03%) VMware
3 2,216 (19.68%) Citrix
4 1,852 (16.44%) Cisco
5 850 (7.55%) HP
6 722 (6.41%) Apple
7 437 (3.88%) Veeam
8 404 (3.59%) Oracle
9 385 (3.42%) NetApp
10 363 (3.22%) Google
11 338 (3.00%) Dell
12 255 (2.26%) ServiceNow
13 238 (2.11%) SolarWinds
14 235 (2.09%) Symantec
15 224 (1.99%) Red Hat
16 191 (1.70%) Avaya
17 177 (1.57%) Ivanti
18 176 (1.56%) IBM
19 173 (1.54%) EMC
20 168 (1.49%) SAP