Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 28 27
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 11472 13280 15015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.52% 6.74% 6.88%
As % of the System Software category 51.10% 53.96% 59.03%
Number of salaries quoted 9944 11619 13130
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +1.54%

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22448 24610 25436
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.75% 12.49% 11.66%
Number of salaries quoted 18896 20860 21057
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,350
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +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 22 August 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 22 August 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 10818 £35,000 - 689
UK excluding London -1 6702 £32,500 - 510
London -10 4523 £42,500 +11.84% 215
South East +5 2200 £32,500 -7.14% 140
North of England -3 1754 £31,500 -3.08% 139
Midlands -15 914 £32,346 -0.48% 82
North West -5 869 £30,000 -7.69% 77
Yorkshire -1 804 £32,500 +1.56% 50
East of England -2 793 £35,000 +7.69% 60
South West -12 643 £30,500 +3.39% 53
West Midlands -14 583 £32,500 +1.56% 49
East Midlands -13 334 £31,500 -4.55% 31
Scotland -1 239 £42,500 +21.43% 27
Wales -13 134 £29,000 - 9
North East +6 83 £27,500 -12.70% 12
Northern Ireland -8 28 £30,000 -17.24% 1
Channel Islands +5 12 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9493 (82.75%) Windows
2 6555 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 5572 (48.57%) Windows Server
4 4929 (42.97%) VMware
5 3480 (30.33%) MS Exchange
6 3108 (27.09%) ITIL
7 3096 (26.99%) Office 365
8 2880 (25.10%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2781 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 2766 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 2634 (22.96%) DNS
12 2465 (21.49%) Windows 7
13 2396 (20.89%) Citrix
14 2358 (20.55%) Cisco
15 2348 (20.47%) Firewall
16 2330 (20.31%) Microsoft Office
17 2143 (18.68%) DHCP
18 2109 (18.38%) Hyper-V
19 1985 (17.30%) Microsoft Certification
20 1840 (16.04%) Finance
21 1839 (16.03%) SQL Server
22 1815 (15.82%) Microsoft Azure
23 1800 (15.69%) SQL
24 1782 (15.53%) PowerShell
25 1757 (15.32%) TCP/IP
26 1666 (14.52%) SCCM
27 1609 (14.03%) SAN
28 1589 (13.85%) Linux
29 1511 (13.17%) Windows 10
30 1510 (13.16%) 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 3480 (30.33%) MS Exchange
2 1488 (12.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1120 (9.76%) SharePoint
4 866 (7.55%) IIS
5 852 (7.43%) Skype for Business
6 843 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 353 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 233 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 197 (1.72%) Apache
10 187 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
11 129 (1.12%) Tomcat
12 120 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
13 98 (0.85%) Confluence
14 89 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
15 85 (0.74%) CMS
16 72 (0.63%) IBM Notes
17 66 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
18 49 (0.43%) JBoss
19 40 (0.35%) IBM Domino
20 35 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 2330 (20.31%) Microsoft Office
2 217 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 137 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 76 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 32 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.070%) InDesign
9 7 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.061%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.052%) Houdini
10 6 (0.052%) Maya
10 6 (0.052%) NUKE
11 5 (0.044%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.044%) SPSS
12 4 (0.035%) Abaqus
12 4 (0.035%) Revit
13 3 (0.026%) SOLIDWORKS
14 2 (0.017%) InCopy
14 2 (0.017%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 139 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 20 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 15 (0.13%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 10 (0.087%) ResourceLink
6 10 (0.087%) Workfront
7 9 (0.078%) iTrent
7 9 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.070%) Northgate Housing
8 8 (0.070%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (0.061%) Eikon
9 7 (0.061%) thinkFolio
10 5 (0.044%) Magento
10 5 (0.044%) Remedy AR System
10 5 (0.044%) Sentinel
11 4 (0.035%) Sage CRM
11 4 (0.035%) SAP CRM
11 4 (0.035%) SAP R/3
12 3 (0.026%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3096 (26.99%) Office 365
2 1815 (15.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 917 (7.99%) Amazon AWS
4 521 (4.54%) IaaS
5 366 (3.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 309 (2.69%) PaaS
7 243 (2.12%) SaaS
8 126 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
9 121 (1.05%) Mimecast
10 108 (0.94%) G Suite
11 72 (0.63%) OneDrive
11 72 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 63 (0.55%) GitHub
13 60 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
14 55 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
15 43 (0.37%) Amazon S3
16 42 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 29 (0.25%) Dropbox
18 26 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
18 26 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2634 (22.96%) DNS
2 2348 (20.47%) Firewall
3 2143 (18.68%) DHCP
4 1757 (15.32%) TCP/IP
5 1609 (14.03%) SAN
6 1510 (13.16%) WAN
7 1504 (13.11%) LAN
8 1117 (9.74%) VPN
9 689 (6.01%) VoIP
10 670 (5.84%) Skype
11 559 (4.87%) VLAN
12 412 (3.59%) Internet
13 367 (3.20%) Wireless
14 349 (3.04%) Network Security
15 339 (2.96%) NAS
16 321 (2.80%) MPLS
17 306 (2.67%) Remote Desktop
18 280 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
19 271 (2.36%) LDAP
20 235 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1839 (16.03%) SQL Server
2 346 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 257 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 197 (1.72%) MySQL
5 180 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 129 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 127 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
8 115 (1.00%) Relational Database
9 108 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 80 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 75 (0.65%) NoSQL
12 74 (0.65%) RDBMS
13 65 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
14 61 (0.53%) Oracle Database
15 56 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
16 53 (0.46%) MongoDB
17 50 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
18 48 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
19 43 (0.37%) Hadoop
20 33 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 149 (1.30%) JIRA
2 134 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 98 (0.85%) Visual Studio
4 85 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 75 (0.65%) MSI
6 73 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
7 67 (0.58%) Jenkins
8 60 (0.52%) Subversion
9 59 (0.51%) TeamCity
10 49 (0.43%) Maven
11 43 (0.37%) JUnit
12 38 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 25 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
14 23 (0.20%) InstallShield
15 16 (0.14%) Bitbucket
16 12 (0.10%) AdminStudio
17 11 (0.096%) Hudson
18 10 (0.087%) Ant
18 10 (0.087%) AppScan
19 7 (0.061%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1840 (16.04%) Finance
2 462 (4.03%) Banking
3 395 (3.44%) Retail
4 394 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 384 (3.35%) Legal
6 325 (2.83%) Law
7 244 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 189 (1.65%) Investment Banking
9 173 (1.51%) Marketing
10 157 (1.37%) Advertising
11 145 (1.26%) Retail Banking
12 143 (1.25%) Games
13 110 (0.96%) Back Office
14 63 (0.55%) Publishing
15 60 (0.52%) Electronics
16 35 (0.31%) Financial Institution
17 26 (0.23%) French Language
18 25 (0.22%) Automotive
18 25 (0.22%) German Language
19 24 (0.21%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 2686 (23.41%) Analyst
2 1974 (17.21%) Support Engineer
3 1592 (13.88%) IT Support
4 1590 (13.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1458 (12.71%) Support Analyst
6 1058 (9.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 973 (8.48%) IT Engineer
8 781 (6.81%) IT Analyst
9 726 (6.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 718 (6.26%) Service Analyst
11 699 (6.09%) Windows Engineer
12 674 (5.88%) Administrator
12 674 (5.88%) Desktop Support
13 662 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
14 625 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
15 608 (5.30%) IT Support Engineer
16 591 (5.15%) IT Support Analyst
17 568 (4.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 499 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
19 469 (4.09%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (3.23%) .NET
2 301 (2.62%) Web Services
3 165 (1.44%) HTML
4 140 (1.22%) ASP.NET
5 114 (0.99%) CSS
6 103 (0.90%) XML
7 84 (0.73%) Software Packaging
8 56 (0.49%) SAML
9 55 (0.48%) Middleware
10 54 (0.47%) AngularJS
10 54 (0.47%) REST
10 54 (0.47%) SOAP
11 51 (0.44%) .NET Framework
11 51 (0.44%) J2EE
11 51 (0.44%) SailPoint
12 49 (0.43%) XMPP
13 44 (0.38%) Spring
14 40 (0.35%) 802.1X
14 40 (0.35%) LAMP
15 39 (0.34%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 827 (7.21%) Data Centre
2 495 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 463 (4.04%) Blackberry
4 419 (3.65%) Clustering
5 403 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 386 (3.36%) Driving Licence
7 240 (2.09%) iPad
8 239 (2.08%) Computer Science
9 201 (1.75%) Replication
10 170 (1.48%) Hedge funds
11 164 (1.43%) PKI
12 161 (1.40%) User Experience
13 152 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
14 134 (1.17%) Fat Client
14 134 (1.17%) Thin Client
15 132 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
16 129 (1.12%) iPhone
17 115 (1.00%) Client/Server
18 111 (0.97%) Public Cloud
19 108 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 9493 (82.75%) Windows
2 5572 (48.57%) Windows Server
3 2781 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 2766 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2465 (21.49%) Windows 7
6 1589 (13.85%) Linux
7 1511 (13.17%) Windows 10
8 932 (8.12%) Windows 8
9 846 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 474 (4.13%) Windows XP
11 453 (3.95%) Mac OS X
12 443 (3.86%) Unix
13 409 (3.57%) Android
14 384 (3.35%) Apple iOS
15 242 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 179 (1.56%) Mac OS
17 167 (1.46%) CentOS
18 124 (1.08%) Ubuntu
19 104 (0.91%) Windows Vista
20 92 (0.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3108 (27.09%) ITIL
2 612 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 579 (5.05%) Migration
4 576 (5.02%) Service Delivery
5 561 (4.89%) Service Management
6 467 (4.07%) Mentoring
7 457 (3.98%) Project Management
8 456 (3.97%) Agile Software Development
9 445 (3.88%) Problem Management
10 431 (3.76%) Information Security
11 424 (3.70%) Change Management
12 400 (3.49%) High Availability
13 393 (3.43%) Asset Management
14 384 (3.35%) DevOps
15 355 (3.09%) Continuous Improvement
16 341 (2.97%) Incident Management
17 320 (2.79%) ITIL V3
18 319 (2.78%) Time Management
19 287 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
20 284 (2.48%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1800 (15.69%) SQL
2 1782 (15.53%) PowerShell
3 275 (2.40%) Python
4 249 (2.17%) C#
5 201 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 197 (1.72%) Perl
7 191 (1.66%) Bash Shell
8 183 (1.60%) Java
9 175 (1.53%) VBScript
10 160 (1.39%) T-SQL
11 126 (1.10%) Shell Script
11 126 (1.10%) VB
12 98 (0.85%) C
13 91 (0.79%) PHP
14 58 (0.51%) VBA
15 47 (0.41%) C++
16 41 (0.36%) PL/SQL
17 25 (0.22%) Ruby
18 16 (0.14%) VB.NET
18 16 (0.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1985 (17.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 1288 (11.23%) MCSE
3 874 (7.62%) Degree
4 792 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
5 765 (6.67%) MCSA
6 631 (5.50%) CCNA
7 560 (4.88%) MCP
8 410 (3.57%) Security Cleared
9 383 (3.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 373 (3.25%) MCITP
11 290 (2.53%) SC Cleared
12 277 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
13 260 (2.27%) CCNP
14 259 (2.26%) CISSP
15 188 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
16 162 (1.41%) A+ Certification
16 162 (1.41%) CISM
17 156 (1.36%) CCA
18 145 (1.26%) MCTS
19 131 (1.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 834 (7.27%) SLA
2 310 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 217 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 84 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 78 (0.68%) QA
6 55 (0.48%) GDPR
7 39 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 38 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 35 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
10 28 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 21 (0.18%) COBIT
12 14 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 13 (0.11%) BS25999
13 13 (0.11%) PMO
14 11 (0.096%) Disclosure Scotland
15 9 (0.078%) Data Quality
15 9 (0.078%) ISO 22301
16 7 (0.061%) ISO 14001
17 6 (0.052%) GPG13
18 5 (0.044%) GCP
System Software
1 2880 (25.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2109 (18.38%) Hyper-V
3 849 (7.40%) XenApp
4 778 (6.78%) vSphere
5 685 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
6 484 (4.22%) XenDesktop
7 287 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
8 261 (2.28%) Terminal Services
9 198 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
10 160 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 124 (1.08%) XenServer
12 93 (0.81%) Docker
12 93 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
13 89 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 85 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
15 63 (0.55%) NFS
16 58 (0.51%) DFS Replication
17 50 (0.44%) Terminal Server
18 43 (0.37%) VMware Server
19 42 (0.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1666 (14.52%) SCCM
2 609 (5.31%) SCOM
3 418 (3.64%) WSUS
4 335 (2.92%) Backup Exec
5 308 (2.68%) Puppet
6 198 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
7 194 (1.69%) vCenter Server
8 168 (1.46%) AirWatch
9 163 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
10 148 (1.29%) Ansible
11 142 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
12 124 (1.08%) Nagios
13 112 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
14 101 (0.88%) NetBackup
15 81 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 78 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 63 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 61 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
19 56 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
20 53 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6555 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4929 (42.97%) VMware
3 2396 (20.89%) Citrix
4 2358 (20.55%) Cisco
5 1025 (8.93%) HP
6 566 (4.93%) NetApp
7 527 (4.59%) Apple
8 507 (4.42%) Dell
9 457 (3.98%) Veeam
10 392 (3.42%) Oracle
11 378 (3.29%) Symantec
12 306 (2.67%) Red Hat
13 275 (2.40%) EMC
14 272 (2.37%) McAfee
15 241 (2.10%) Juniper
16 219 (1.91%) Avaya
16 219 (1.91%) CheckPoint
17 214 (1.87%) IBM
18 202 (1.76%) Google
19 198 (1.73%) ServiceNow