Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 28 28
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 11575 12789 14403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.63% 6.67% 6.61%
As % of the System Software category 50.70% 53.52% 58.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10046 11101 12689
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £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 22831 23894 24834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 12.47% 11.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19227 20102 20679
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%

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 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the UK

Active Directory
Top 17 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 18 October 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 -4 10877 £35,500 +1.43% 777
UK excluding London 0 6736 £32,500 - 531
London -1 4576 £45,000 +18.42% 273
South East +2 2147 £32,500 -7.14% 177
North of England -3 1709 £30,000 -9.09% 120
Midlands -12 949 £31,500 -3.08% 90
North West -3 862 £30,000 -11.76% 63
East of England 0 812 £35,000 - 69
Yorkshire +3 756 £30,000 -6.25% 43
South West -2 693 £32,500 +8.33% 47
West Midlands -12 602 £33,000 +4.76% 51
East Midlands -4 347 £30,000 -8.40% 39
Scotland -1 267 £43,000 +22.86% 18
Wales -8 139 £28,750 -4.17% 8
North East +3 88 £27,500 -21.43% 14
Northern Ireland -9 35 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Channel Islands +5 7 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 9381 (81.05%) Windows
2 6577 (56.82%) Microsoft
3 5367 (46.37%) Windows Server
4 4964 (42.89%) VMware
5 3432 (29.65%) MS Exchange
6 3377 (29.17%) Office 365
7 3152 (27.23%) ITIL
8 3016 (26.06%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2777 (23.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 2692 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 2565 (22.16%) DNS
12 2511 (21.69%) Windows 7
13 2469 (21.33%) Citrix
14 2443 (21.11%) Firewall
15 2416 (20.87%) Cisco
16 2354 (20.34%) Microsoft Office
17 2083 (18.00%) Hyper-V
18 2043 (17.65%) DHCP
19 1987 (17.17%) Microsoft Certification
20 1967 (16.99%) Microsoft Azure
21 1907 (16.48%) Finance
22 1851 (15.99%) PowerShell
23 1806 (15.60%) SQL Server
24 1792 (15.48%) SQL
25 1723 (14.89%) TCP/IP
26 1704 (14.72%) Windows 10
27 1673 (14.45%) SCCM
28 1604 (13.86%) SAN
29 1547 (13.37%) Exchange Server 2010
30 1512 (13.06%) 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 3432 (29.65%) MS Exchange
2 1547 (13.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1066 (9.21%) SharePoint
4 933 (8.06%) Skype for Business
5 855 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 833 (7.20%) IIS
7 353 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 223 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 212 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 211 (1.82%) Apache
11 144 (1.24%) Tomcat
12 127 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
13 107 (0.92%) Confluence
14 80 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
15 76 (0.66%) CMS
16 63 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
17 62 (0.54%) IBM Notes
18 57 (0.49%) JBoss
19 37 (0.32%) WebSphere
20 36 (0.31%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2354 (20.34%) Microsoft Office
2 167 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 96 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 73 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 11 (0.095%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.069%) Maya
9 7 (0.060%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.052%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.052%) Houdini
10 6 (0.052%) InDesign
10 6 (0.052%) NUKE
11 5 (0.043%) SPSS
12 4 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.026%) Camtasia
13 3 (0.026%) InCopy
13 3 (0.026%) Revit
13 3 (0.026%) SOLIDWORKS
13 3 (0.026%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 130 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 36 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 17 (0.15%) Eikon
6 13 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
7 12 (0.10%) Veritas eDiscovery
8 10 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (0.078%) iTrent
9 9 (0.078%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 9 (0.078%) ResourceLink
10 8 (0.069%) Workfront
11 7 (0.060%) Visualfiles
12 6 (0.052%) Maximo
12 6 (0.052%) SAP ERP
12 6 (0.052%) thinkFolio
13 5 (0.043%) Scribe Insight
14 4 (0.035%) Markit EDM
14 4 (0.035%) SystmOne
15 3 (0.026%) Epicor Tropos
Cloud Services
1 3377 (29.17%) Office 365
2 1967 (16.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 910 (7.86%) Amazon AWS
4 562 (4.86%) IaaS
5 435 (3.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 327 (2.83%) PaaS
7 206 (1.78%) SaaS
8 169 (1.46%) Mimecast
9 122 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
10 115 (0.99%) G Suite
11 98 (0.85%) OneDrive
12 79 (0.68%) GitHub
13 62 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 52 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
15 41 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
16 38 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 36 (0.31%) Amazon S3
17 36 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
18 29 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
19 27 (0.23%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 2565 (22.16%) DNS
2 2443 (21.11%) Firewall
3 2043 (17.65%) DHCP
4 1723 (14.89%) TCP/IP
5 1604 (13.86%) SAN
6 1512 (13.06%) WAN
7 1456 (12.58%) LAN
8 1148 (9.92%) VPN
9 768 (6.63%) Skype
10 686 (5.93%) VoIP
11 563 (4.86%) VLAN
12 397 (3.43%) Wireless
13 367 (3.17%) Internet
14 341 (2.95%) Network Security
15 336 (2.90%) MPLS
16 327 (2.83%) NAS
17 317 (2.74%) Remote Desktop
18 272 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
19 265 (2.29%) LDAP
20 248 (2.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1806 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 314 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 243 (2.10%) MySQL
4 226 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 135 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 134 (1.16%) Relational Database
7 109 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 105 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
9 103 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 100 (0.86%) NoSQL
11 74 (0.64%) RDBMS
12 68 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
13 62 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 60 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
15 59 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
16 58 (0.50%) MongoDB
16 58 (0.50%) Oracle Database
17 57 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
18 44 (0.38%) Big Data
19 36 (0.31%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 152 (1.31%) JIRA
2 149 (1.29%) Git (software)
3 134 (1.16%) Visual Studio
4 101 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 94 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
6 76 (0.66%) Jenkins
6 76 (0.66%) MSI
7 74 (0.64%) TeamCity
8 72 (0.62%) Subversion
9 58 (0.50%) JUnit
9 58 (0.50%) Maven
10 47 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 36 (0.31%) InstallShield
12 33 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
13 17 (0.15%) Bitbucket
14 16 (0.14%) Hudson
14 16 (0.14%) Metasploit
15 15 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
16 14 (0.12%) Vagrant
17 12 (0.10%) AdminStudio
General
1 1907 (16.48%) Finance
2 532 (4.60%) Banking
3 426 (3.68%) Retail
4 406 (3.51%) Legal
5 399 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 369 (3.19%) Law
7 228 (1.97%) Manufacturing
8 216 (1.87%) Investment Banking
9 169 (1.46%) Retail Banking
10 147 (1.27%) Marketing
11 143 (1.24%) Advertising
12 118 (1.02%) Games
13 100 (0.86%) Back Office
14 64 (0.55%) Electronics
15 62 (0.54%) Publishing
16 54 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 27 (0.23%) French Language
18 25 (0.22%) German Language
19 24 (0.21%) Italian Language
19 24 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2625 (22.68%) Analyst
2 2020 (17.45%) Support Engineer
3 1615 (13.95%) IT Support
4 1546 (13.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1422 (12.29%) Support Analyst
6 1028 (8.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 1003 (8.67%) IT Engineer
8 754 (6.51%) IT Analyst
9 752 (6.50%) Desktop Support
10 742 (6.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 694 (6.00%) Service Analyst
12 649 (5.61%) Administrator
13 637 (5.50%) Service Desk Analyst
14 629 (5.43%) IT Support Engineer
15 620 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
16 615 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support
17 554 (4.79%) IT Support Analyst
18 553 (4.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 483 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
20 456 (3.94%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 414 (3.58%) .NET
2 347 (3.00%) Web Services
3 201 (1.74%) HTML
4 152 (1.31%) ASP.NET
5 114 (0.98%) CSS
6 100 (0.86%) XML
7 86 (0.74%) Software Packaging
8 82 (0.71%) AngularJS
9 76 (0.66%) REST
10 71 (0.61%) J2EE
11 67 (0.58%) Spring
12 64 (0.55%) .NET Framework
13 63 (0.54%) SOAP
14 57 (0.49%) XMPP
15 56 (0.48%) HTML5
15 56 (0.48%) SailPoint
16 52 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web API
17 50 (0.43%) JPA
18 47 (0.41%) SAML
19 44 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 865 (7.47%) Data Centre
2 529 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
3 462 (3.99%) Blackberry
4 455 (3.93%) Management Information System
5 449 (3.88%) Clustering
6 387 (3.34%) Driving Licence
7 274 (2.37%) Computer Science
8 233 (2.01%) Replication
9 201 (1.74%) iPad
10 195 (1.68%) User Experience
11 182 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
12 171 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
13 168 (1.45%) PKI
14 164 (1.42%) Hedge funds
15 139 (1.20%) Public Cloud
16 138 (1.19%) iPhone
17 132 (1.14%) Fat Client
17 132 (1.14%) Thin Client
18 118 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
19 112 (0.97%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9381 (81.05%) Windows
2 5367 (46.37%) Windows Server
3 2777 (23.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 2692 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 2511 (21.69%) Windows 7
6 1704 (14.72%) Windows 10
7 1477 (12.76%) Linux
8 964 (8.33%) Windows 8
9 759 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 454 (3.92%) Unix
11 452 (3.90%) Windows XP
12 449 (3.88%) Mac OS X
13 394 (3.40%) Android
14 360 (3.11%) Apple iOS
15 237 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 169 (1.46%) CentOS
17 146 (1.26%) Mac OS
18 127 (1.10%) Ubuntu
19 94 (0.81%) Windows Vista
20 81 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3152 (27.23%) ITIL
2 675 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
2 675 (5.83%) Service Management
3 611 (5.28%) Service Delivery
4 593 (5.12%) Migration
5 574 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
6 498 (4.30%) Problem Management
7 495 (4.28%) Project Management
8 488 (4.22%) Change Management
9 470 (4.06%) Mentoring
10 461 (3.98%) Information Security
11 436 (3.77%) Asset Management
12 388 (3.35%) DevOps
13 380 (3.28%) High Availability
14 373 (3.22%) Incident Management
15 361 (3.12%) Continuous Improvement
16 320 (2.76%) Time Management
17 310 (2.68%) ITIL V3
18 296 (2.56%) Presales
19 288 (2.49%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1851 (15.99%) PowerShell
2 1792 (15.48%) SQL
3 281 (2.43%) C#
4 258 (2.23%) Python
5 217 (1.87%) Java
6 206 (1.78%) JavaScript
7 203 (1.75%) Bash Shell
8 192 (1.66%) Perl
9 185 (1.60%) T-SQL
10 166 (1.43%) VBScript
11 147 (1.27%) Shell Script
12 116 (1.00%) VB
13 114 (0.98%) C
14 96 (0.83%) PHP
15 55 (0.48%) PL/SQL
16 52 (0.45%) VBA
17 48 (0.41%) C++
18 27 (0.23%) Ruby
19 18 (0.16%) VB.NET
20 12 (0.10%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1987 (17.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1276 (11.02%) MCSE
3 842 (7.27%) Degree
4 824 (7.12%) Cisco Certification
5 747 (6.45%) MCSA
6 649 (5.61%) CCNA
7 573 (4.95%) MCP
8 443 (3.83%) Security Cleared
9 335 (2.89%) MCITP
10 320 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 311 (2.69%) SC Cleared
12 298 (2.57%) CCNP
13 290 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
14 280 (2.42%) CISSP
15 235 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
16 199 (1.72%) CISM
17 190 (1.64%) CCA
18 162 (1.40%) DV Cleared
19 161 (1.39%) MCTS
20 155 (1.34%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 842 (7.27%) SLA
2 338 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 207 (1.79%) PCI DSS
4 102 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 69 (0.60%) GDPR
6 65 (0.56%) QA
7 43 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 34 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 29 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 25 (0.22%) COBIT
11 19 (0.16%) PMO
12 16 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 15 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 13 (0.11%) Data Quality
15 11 (0.095%) BS25999
15 11 (0.095%) ISO 22301
16 9 (0.078%) Disclosure Scotland
17 7 (0.060%) GCP
17 7 (0.060%) HIPAA
17 7 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 3016 (26.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2083 (18.00%) Hyper-V
3 842 (7.27%) XenApp
4 767 (6.63%) vSphere
5 717 (6.19%) VMware ESXi
6 515 (4.45%) XenDesktop
7 252 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
8 227 (1.96%) Terminal Services
9 201 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
10 193 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 151 (1.30%) XenServer
12 118 (1.02%) Docker
13 94 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
14 85 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
15 80 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 69 (0.60%) NFS
17 62 (0.54%) DFS Replication
18 55 (0.48%) VirtualBox
19 48 (0.41%) Terminal Server
20 43 (0.37%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1673 (14.45%) SCCM
2 633 (5.47%) SCOM
3 400 (3.46%) WSUS
4 316 (2.73%) Puppet
5 285 (2.46%) Backup Exec
6 205 (1.77%) vCenter Server
7 194 (1.68%) AirWatch
8 187 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
9 146 (1.26%) Ansible
10 145 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
11 142 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
12 136 (1.17%) Nagios
13 134 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
14 100 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 81 (0.70%) NetBackup
16 77 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
17 73 (0.63%) SCOrch
18 69 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
19 61 (0.53%) SCVMM
20 60 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 6577 (56.82%) Microsoft
2 4964 (42.89%) VMware
3 2469 (21.33%) Citrix
4 2416 (20.87%) Cisco
5 1000 (8.64%) HP
6 561 (4.85%) NetApp
7 542 (4.68%) Dell
8 510 (4.41%) Apple
9 487 (4.21%) Veeam
10 406 (3.51%) Oracle
11 378 (3.27%) Symantec
12 297 (2.57%) Red Hat
13 295 (2.55%) McAfee
14 286 (2.47%) EMC
15 260 (2.25%) Juniper
16 239 (2.06%) Avaya
17 225 (1.94%) IBM
18 213 (1.84%) ServiceNow
19 205 (1.77%) Google
20 197 (1.70%) Splunk