Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 35 30
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 0
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 10,508 11,171 11,282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.92% 6.44% 6.46%
As % of the System Software category 44.60% 49.21% 52.58%
Number of salaries quoted 8,817 9,727 9,649
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £68,850 £63,600 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

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 23,558 22,701 21,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.52% 13.09% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 19,192 18,896 17,803
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 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
England +5 9,966 £37,500 +4.17% 1,440
UK excluding London +3 6,236 £35,000 +7.69% 1,000
London +5 4,067 £45,000 - 504
South East 0 1,996 £35,000 +7.69% 268
North of England +10 1,610 £33,500 +11.67% 279
Midlands +8 954 £37,500 +15.38% 166
East of England +18 880 £34,250 +0.74% 100
North West +12 856 £32,500 +11.11% 151
Yorkshire +12 655 £34,000 +13.33% 110
West Midlands +10 625 £39,000 +17.29% 105
South West -27 477 £33,000 +1.54% 123
East Midlands +5 327 £32,500 - 61
Scotland -15 194 £37,000 -17.24% 31
Wales +6 156 £35,000 +20.69% 29
North East -7 99 £31,500 +5.00% 18
Channel Islands +2 10 £33,500 +3.08% 1
Northern Ireland -27 10 £24,500 -7.55% 2
Isle of Man - 4 £37,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 8,371 (79.66%) Windows
2 6,114 (58.18%) Microsoft
3 4,448 (42.33%) Windows Server
4 4,242 (40.37%) Office 365
5 3,779 (35.96%) VMware
6 3,000 (28.55%) Microsoft Azure
7 2,470 (23.51%) ITIL
8 2,441 (23.23%) MS Exchange
9 2,419 (23.02%) Windows 10
10 2,390 (22.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2,260 (21.51%) DNS
12 2,188 (20.82%) Microsoft Office
13 2,127 (20.24%) Firewall
14 2,098 (19.97%) Windows 7
15 1,988 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
16 1,961 (18.66%) Citrix
17 1,905 (18.13%) PowerShell
18 1,837 (17.48%) Windows Server 2008
19 1,779 (16.93%) DHCP
20 1,756 (16.71%) Hyper-V
21 1,731 (16.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 1,692 (16.10%) SCCM
23 1,661 (15.81%) SQL
24 1,643 (15.64%) Cisco
25 1,602 (15.25%) Linux
26 1,575 (14.99%) Finance
27 1,420 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
28 1,404 (13.36%) SQL Server
29 1,340 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
30 1,338 (12.73%) TCP/IP

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 2,441 (23.23%) MS Exchange
2 989 (9.41%) SharePoint
3 736 (7.00%) IIS
4 702 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 516 (4.91%) Skype for Business
6 514 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 187 (1.78%) Apache
8 167 (1.59%) Confluence
9 158 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
10 154 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 109 (1.04%) Tomcat
12 95 (0.90%) IBM Notes
13 92 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
14 68 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 51 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
16 48 (0.46%) CMS
17 47 (0.45%) Apache Solr
18 46 (0.44%) nginx
19 45 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
20 35 (0.33%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2,188 (20.82%) Microsoft Office
2 234 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 118 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 99 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 41 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 17 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.15%) Acrobat
9 13 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.029%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.019%) SPSS
11 2 (0.019%) Windchill
12 1 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.010%) Maya
12 1 (0.010%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 95 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
5 12 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.10%) assyst
7 10 (0.095%) Unit4 Business World
8 9 (0.086%) Carpe Diem
8 9 (0.086%) Scribe Insight
9 7 (0.067%) Workfront
10 6 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.057%) Orchard Housing
11 5 (0.048%) HFM
11 5 (0.048%) Oracle General Ledger
11 5 (0.048%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.048%) Visualfiles
12 4 (0.038%) Concordance
12 4 (0.038%) Elite 3E
12 4 (0.038%) Relativity
12 4 (0.038%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 4,242 (40.37%) Office 365
2 3,000 (28.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,340 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
4 768 (7.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 371 (3.53%) SaaS
6 357 (3.40%) IaaS
7 324 (3.08%) PaaS
8 212 (2.02%) Mimecast
9 175 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
9 175 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
10 156 (1.48%) Amazon S3
11 127 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
12 126 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 122 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 118 (1.12%) Serverless
15 92 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
16 88 (0.84%) OneDrive
17 76 (0.72%) G Suite
18 57 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
19 51 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2,260 (21.51%) DNS
2 2,127 (20.24%) Firewall
3 1,779 (16.93%) DHCP
4 1,338 (12.73%) TCP/IP
5 1,233 (11.73%) LAN
6 1,172 (11.15%) WAN
7 939 (8.94%) SAN
7 939 (8.94%) VPN
8 614 (5.84%) VoIP
9 502 (4.78%) VLAN
10 490 (4.66%) Skype
11 448 (4.26%) Wireless
12 410 (3.90%) Internet
13 363 (3.45%) Network Security
14 269 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
15 266 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
16 225 (2.14%) NAS
17 208 (1.98%) MPLS
18 180 (1.71%) NetScaler
19 167 (1.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,404 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 188 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
3 160 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 117 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 108 (1.03%) MySQL
6 99 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
7 91 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
8 85 (0.81%) RDBMS
9 81 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
10 76 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 68 (0.65%) Oracle Database
11 68 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 63 (0.60%) Power BI
13 61 (0.58%) Cosmos DB
14 50 (0.48%) Big Data
15 49 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
16 42 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
17 39 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
18 37 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
19 36 (0.34%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 363 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 278 (2.65%) JIRA
3 271 (2.58%) Jenkins
4 204 (1.94%) TeamCity
5 126 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 122 (1.16%) Visual Studio
7 110 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 97 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
9 78 (0.74%) Cucumber
10 74 (0.70%) NUnit
11 73 (0.69%) SpecFlow
12 58 (0.55%) MSI
13 57 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
14 35 (0.33%) JUnit
15 29 (0.28%) Maven
16 28 (0.27%) GitLab
17 21 (0.20%) Subversion
18 20 (0.19%) Hudson
19 18 (0.17%) AdminStudio
19 18 (0.17%) Selenium
General
1 1,575 (14.99%) Finance
2 353 (3.36%) Telecoms
3 331 (3.15%) Banking
4 317 (3.02%) Retail
5 273 (2.60%) Legal
6 268 (2.55%) Law
7 174 (1.66%) Marketing
8 143 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 129 (1.23%) Advertising
10 79 (0.75%) Back Office
11 76 (0.72%) Games
12 64 (0.61%) Electronics
13 61 (0.58%) Investment Banking
14 57 (0.54%) Publishing
15 34 (0.32%) French Language
16 31 (0.30%) German Language
17 27 (0.26%) Financial Institution
18 19 (0.18%) Billing
19 18 (0.17%) Italian Language
19 18 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2,136 (20.33%) Analyst
2 1,650 (15.70%) Support Engineer
3 1,468 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,313 (12.50%) IT Support
5 1,104 (10.51%) Support Analyst
6 872 (8.30%) IT Engineer
7 860 (8.18%) 2nd Line Support
8 663 (6.31%) IT Analyst
9 629 (5.99%) Service Analyst
10 602 (5.73%) Service Desk Analyst
11 540 (5.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 535 (5.09%) Desktop Support
13 533 (5.07%) Architect
14 519 (4.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 512 (4.87%) IT Support Engineer
16 507 (4.82%) Administrator
17 456 (4.34%) IT Support Analyst
18 446 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
19 413 (3.93%) 1st Line Support
20 404 (3.84%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (3.47%) Web Services
2 360 (3.43%) .NET
3 234 (2.23%) LDAP
4 138 (1.31%) HTML
4 138 (1.31%) JSON
5 134 (1.28%) REST
6 118 (1.12%) XML
7 117 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 109 (1.04%) ASP.NET
9 107 (1.02%) SAML
10 100 (0.95%) CSS
11 85 (0.81%) Node.js
12 74 (0.70%) Gherkin
13 69 (0.66%) OAuth
14 62 (0.59%) HTML5
15 61 (0.58%) 802.1X
16 59 (0.56%) J2EE
17 55 (0.52%) SailPoint
18 54 (0.51%) Middleware
19 53 (0.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 954 (9.08%) Data Centre
2 669 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 554 (5.27%) Self-Motivation
4 409 (3.89%) Management Information System
5 313 (2.98%) Clustering
6 258 (2.46%) PKI
7 230 (2.19%) Public Cloud
8 215 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
9 213 (2.03%) Driving Licence
10 176 (1.67%) Private Cloud
11 170 (1.62%) Replication
12 166 (1.58%) Blackberry
13 165 (1.57%) Fintech
14 157 (1.49%) Fat Client
14 157 (1.49%) Thin Client
15 141 (1.34%) iPhone
16 125 (1.19%) Hedge funds
17 117 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
18 106 (1.01%) User Experience
19 95 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8,371 (79.66%) Windows
2 4,448 (42.33%) Windows Server
3 2,419 (23.02%) Windows 10
4 2,098 (19.97%) Windows 7
5 1,988 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,837 (17.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,602 (15.25%) Linux
8 626 (5.96%) Windows 8
9 464 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 308 (2.93%) Apple iOS
11 298 (2.84%) Unix
12 245 (2.33%) Android
13 239 (2.27%) Mac OS X
14 225 (2.14%) Windows XP
15 164 (1.56%) Mac OS
16 157 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 136 (1.29%) CentOS
18 100 (0.95%) Ubuntu
19 60 (0.57%) AIX
20 42 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,470 (23.51%) ITIL
2 1,731 (16.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,278 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
4 869 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
5 745 (7.09%) Migration
6 655 (6.23%) DevOps
7 623 (5.93%) Service Delivery
8 621 (5.91%) Service Management
9 573 (5.45%) Project Management
10 553 (5.26%) Incident Management
11 519 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 455 (4.33%) Presales
13 454 (4.32%) Information Security
14 400 (3.81%) Mentoring
15 363 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
16 360 (3.43%) Cybersecurity
17 356 (3.39%) Computer Science
17 356 (3.39%) Problem Management
18 345 (3.28%) ITSM
19 344 (3.27%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1,905 (18.13%) PowerShell
2 1,661 (15.81%) SQL
3 335 (3.19%) Java
4 329 (3.13%) Python
5 268 (2.55%) C#
6 240 (2.28%) Bash Shell
7 233 (2.22%) JavaScript
8 154 (1.47%) VBScript
9 142 (1.35%) Perl
10 123 (1.17%) C
11 86 (0.82%) Shell Script
12 81 (0.77%) PHP
13 74 (0.70%) VB
14 67 (0.64%) T-SQL
15 52 (0.49%) Ruby
16 39 (0.37%) VBA
17 29 (0.28%) TypeScript
18 27 (0.26%) PL/SQL
19 24 (0.23%) Scala
19 24 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,420 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 927 (8.82%) Degree
3 925 (8.80%) MCSE
4 636 (6.05%) Cisco Certification
5 525 (5.00%) MCSA
6 450 (4.28%) CCNA
7 442 (4.21%) Security Cleared
8 383 (3.64%) MCP
9 331 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 299 (2.85%) SC Cleared
11 289 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
12 238 (2.26%) MCITP
13 206 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
14 191 (1.82%) CISSP
15 161 (1.53%) CCNP
16 149 (1.42%) A+ Certification
17 104 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
18 96 (0.91%) DV Cleared
19 93 (0.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
20 88 (0.84%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 855 (8.14%) SLA
2 374 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 224 (2.13%) GDPR
4 119 (1.13%) PCI DSS
5 86 (0.82%) QA
6 84 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
7 63 (0.60%) PMO
8 43 (0.41%) HIPAA
9 39 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 35 (0.33%) ISO 9001
11 20 (0.19%) COBIT
12 17 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 15 (0.14%) Data Quality
14 13 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 10 (0.095%) JSP 440
16 8 (0.076%) HL7
16 8 (0.076%) ISO 22301
17 6 (0.057%) GAMP
17 6 (0.057%) ISO 9000
18 5 (0.048%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2,390 (22.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,756 (16.71%) Hyper-V
3 616 (5.86%) XenApp
4 561 (5.34%) vSphere
5 470 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
6 369 (3.51%) XenDesktop
7 305 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
8 198 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
9 197 (1.87%) Docker
10 171 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 121 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
12 110 (1.05%) Terminal Services
13 99 (0.94%) XenServer
14 84 (0.80%) BitLocker
15 83 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
16 72 (0.69%) Terminal Server
17 60 (0.57%) DFS Replication
18 56 (0.53%) Firmware
19 55 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 40 (0.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,692 (16.10%) SCCM
2 500 (4.76%) SCOM
3 354 (3.37%) Ansible
4 303 (2.88%) Puppet
5 261 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
5 261 (2.48%) WSUS
6 256 (2.44%) Backup Exec
7 236 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
8 172 (1.64%) Nagios
9 166 (1.58%) vCenter Server
10 164 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
11 136 (1.29%) Kubernetes
12 126 (1.20%) Terraform
13 118 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
14 116 (1.10%) SCVMM
15 114 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
16 111 (1.06%) AirWatch
17 87 (0.83%) NetBackup
18 82 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
19 68 (0.65%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6,114 (58.18%) Microsoft
2 3,779 (35.96%) VMware
3 1,961 (18.66%) Citrix
4 1,643 (15.64%) Cisco
5 770 (7.33%) HP
6 419 (3.99%) Dell
7 416 (3.96%) Veeam
8 400 (3.81%) NetApp
9 396 (3.77%) Apple
10 304 (2.89%) Symantec
11 261 (2.48%) Oracle
12 260 (2.47%) Google
13 226 (2.15%) ServiceNow
14 224 (2.13%) EMC
15 207 (1.97%) McAfee
16 203 (1.93%) IBM
17 193 (1.84%) Ivanti
18 187 (1.78%) Avaya
19 185 (1.76%) Red Hat
20 177 (1.68%) Meraki