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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 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 75 50 34
Rank change year-on-year -25 -16 -8
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 7,741 5,726 5,302
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.39% 5.48% 6.61%
As % of the System Software category 24.78% 29.59% 37.76%
Number of salaries quoted 6,196 4,852 4,508
10th Percentile £24,625 £24,000 £24,000
25th Percentile £28,750 £30,000 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £55,000 £58,750 £56,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +4.17% +2.86%

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 31,234 19,354 14,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.72% 18.52% 17.51%
Number of salaries quoted 15,636 14,125 11,595
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the UK

Active Directory
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Active Directory.

Salary trend for Active Directory in the UK

Active Directory
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the UK

Active Directory
Top 19 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 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -21 6,900 £40,000 -5.88% 1,311
UK excluding London -9 4,604 £35,000 -6.67% 1,087
Work from Home -34 2,707 £45,000 -9.09% 425
London -37 2,624 £47,500 -12.84% 306
North of England -8 1,276 £32,500 -13.33% 339
South East -17 1,141 £37,500 -6.25% 257
Midlands -8 866 £37,500 - 176
North West -17 625 £32,000 -20.00% 165
West Midlands -3 559 £40,000 +1.27% 98
Yorkshire -3 553 £32,500 -7.14% 132
East of England -8 480 £37,500 - 103
South West +6 442 £35,000 - 131
East Midlands -7 300 £30,000 -16.67% 78
Scotland -28 217 £33,000 -10.81% 58
Wales -10 147 £42,500 +30.77% 18
North East -20 97 £34,000 -10.53% 42
Northern Ireland +25 62 £32,500 -35.00% 9
Channel Islands -10 5 £50,000 -
Isle of Man - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, 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 5,536 (71.52%) Windows
2 4,780 (61.75%) Microsoft
3 4,536 (58.60%) Microsoft 365
4 3,728 (48.16%) Azure
5 2,765 (35.72%) Windows Server
6 2,222 (28.70%) Social Skills
7 2,212 (28.58%) VMware
8 1,916 (24.75%) ITIL
9 1,863 (24.07%) Windows 10
10 1,810 (23.38%) DNS
11 1,790 (23.12%) Azure Active Directory
12 1,566 (20.23%) PowerShell
13 1,509 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1,472 (19.02%) Firewall
15 1,449 (18.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 1,390 (17.96%) Microsoft Office
17 1,384 (17.88%) DHCP
18 1,229 (15.88%) SCCM
19 1,179 (15.23%) Problem-Solving
20 1,145 (14.79%) SharePoint
21 1,105 (14.27%) Finance
22 1,048 (13.54%) Cisco
23 1,026 (13.25%) Citrix
24 1,013 (13.09%) MS Exchange
25 961 (12.41%) Microsoft Intune
26 958 (12.38%) AWS
27 948 (12.25%) WAN
28 939 (12.13%) Linux
29 909 (11.74%) SLA
30 907 (11.72%) SQL

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 1,145 (14.79%) SharePoint
2 1,013 (13.09%) MS Exchange
3 392 (5.06%) IIS
4 111 (1.43%) Skype for Business
5 110 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 87 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 74 (0.96%) Confluence
8 65 (0.84%) Apache
8 65 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 45 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
10 36 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 31 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
12 26 (0.34%) CMS
13 23 (0.30%) IBM Notes
14 20 (0.26%) OpenStack
15 19 (0.25%) WebSphere
16 18 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 17 (0.22%) Apache Spark
18 16 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
19 14 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1,390 (17.96%) Microsoft Office
2 202 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 97 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 24 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
8 14 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.12%) Chatbot
10 8 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
10 8 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 8 (0.10%) InCopy
10 8 (0.10%) InDesign
11 7 (0.090%) Acrobat
11 7 (0.090%) EngageOne
12 4 (0.052%) Revit
13 3 (0.039%) SketchUp
14 2 (0.026%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.026%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 68 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 24 (0.31%) Fidessa
4 17 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 16 (0.21%) Sage 200
6 11 (0.14%) Line 50
7 8 (0.10%) Elite 3E
7 8 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.090%) MetaTrader
9 5 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.052%) BambooHR
10 4 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.052%) Eikon
10 4 (0.052%) Visualfiles
11 3 (0.039%) Dynamics GP
11 3 (0.039%) Magento
11 3 (0.039%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.026%) Cerner Millennium
12 2 (0.026%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (0.026%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4,536 (58.60%) Microsoft 365
2 3,728 (48.16%) Azure
3 1,790 (23.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 958 (12.38%) AWS
5 522 (6.74%) IaaS
6 508 (6.56%) PaaS
7 441 (5.70%) SaaS
8 367 (4.74%) OneDrive
9 288 (3.72%) Power Platform
10 224 (2.89%) Mimecast
11 119 (1.54%) Azure Sentinel
11 119 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
12 110 (1.42%) Azure Monitor
13 109 (1.41%) GCP
13 109 (1.41%) Google Workspace
14 94 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
15 75 (0.97%) PowerApps
16 66 (0.85%) Serverless
17 60 (0.78%) Azure AKS
18 59 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,810 (23.38%) DNS
2 1,472 (19.02%) Firewall
3 1,384 (17.88%) DHCP
4 948 (12.25%) WAN
5 886 (11.45%) LAN
6 874 (11.29%) TCP/IP
7 830 (10.72%) VPN
8 518 (6.69%) SAN
9 367 (4.74%) Wireless
10 343 (4.43%) VLAN
11 341 (4.41%) VoIP
12 330 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
13 307 (3.97%) Network Security
14 220 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
15 203 (2.62%) Internet
16 158 (2.04%) Skype
17 150 (1.94%) NAS
18 141 (1.82%) SD-WAN
19 136 (1.76%) WLAN
20 102 (1.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 882 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 150 (1.94%) Power BI
3 135 (1.74%) MySQL
4 123 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
5 89 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
6 83 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 81 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 71 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
9 45 (0.58%) InfluxDB
9 45 (0.58%) Oracle Database
10 44 (0.57%) Big Data
11 37 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 35 (0.45%) Relational Database
13 33 (0.43%) MariaDB
14 23 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (0.25%) Data Lake
16 18 (0.23%) Hadoop
16 18 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 17 (0.22%) MS Access
18 15 (0.19%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 179 (2.31%) Git (software)
2 173 (2.23%) JIRA
3 138 (1.78%) Jenkins
4 57 (0.74%) TeamCity
5 40 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
6 32 (0.41%) NUnit
7 29 (0.37%) Bitbucket Server
8 26 (0.34%) Cucumber
8 26 (0.34%) SpecFlow
9 25 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 24 (0.31%) Bitbucket
11 19 (0.25%) Visual Studio
12 17 (0.22%) MSI
13 16 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (0.17%) Gerrit
15 12 (0.16%) Burp Suite
16 11 (0.14%) Chocolatey
16 11 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
17 10 (0.13%) JUnit
17 10 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 2,222 (28.70%) Social Skills
2 1,105 (14.27%) Finance
3 563 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 411 (5.31%) Law
5 333 (4.30%) Legal
6 298 (3.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 275 (3.55%) Manufacturing
8 257 (3.32%) Retail
9 253 (3.27%) Public Sector
10 245 (3.16%) Telecoms
11 234 (3.02%) Organisational Skills
12 205 (2.65%) Banking
13 114 (1.47%) Marketing
14 107 (1.38%) Advertising
15 94 (1.21%) Documentation Skills
16 73 (0.94%) Presentation Skills
17 70 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
18 67 (0.87%) Games
19 61 (0.79%) Influencing Skills
20 46 (0.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,616 (20.88%) Analyst
2 1,230 (15.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1,121 (14.48%) Support Engineer
4 987 (12.75%) IT Support
5 773 (9.99%) Support Analyst
6 760 (9.82%) IT Engineer
7 641 (8.28%) 2nd Line Support
8 522 (6.74%) Service Analyst
9 502 (6.48%) IT Analyst
10 466 (6.02%) Service Desk Analyst
11 392 (5.06%) IT Support Engineer
12 376 (4.86%) Desktop Support
13 368 (4.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 340 (4.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 316 (4.08%) IT Support Analyst
16 304 (3.93%) Architect
16 304 (3.93%) Cloud Engineer
17 295 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support
18 293 (3.79%) Administrator
19 267 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (2.48%) .NET
2 147 (1.90%) LDAP
3 126 (1.63%) SAML
4 102 (1.32%) ARM Templates
5 95 (1.23%) JSON
6 90 (1.16%) HTML
7 83 (1.07%) REST
8 81 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
9 74 (0.96%) Web Services
10 73 (0.94%) OAuth
11 68 (0.88%) ASP.NET
12 63 (0.81%) XML
13 59 (0.76%) CSS
14 56 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
15 50 (0.65%) OAuth2
16 47 (0.61%) .NET Core
17 45 (0.58%) Middleware
18 44 (0.57%) COM
19 40 (0.52%) OpenID
19 40 (0.52%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 544 (7.03%) Data Centre
2 344 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 311 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
4 251 (3.24%) Driving Licence
5 244 (3.15%) Public Cloud
6 218 (2.82%) Clustering
7 179 (2.31%) Replication
8 177 (2.29%) PKI
9 134 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
10 126 (1.63%) Cloud Native
11 123 (1.59%) User Experience
12 111 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
13 106 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
14 105 (1.36%) Cyberattack
15 98 (1.27%) iPhone
16 95 (1.23%) Smartphone
17 94 (1.21%) Private Cloud
18 88 (1.14%) NHS
19 85 (1.10%) Cyber Defence
20 84 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5,536 (71.52%) Windows
2 2,765 (35.72%) Windows Server
3 1,863 (24.07%) Windows 10
4 939 (12.13%) Linux
5 711 (9.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 654 (8.45%) Windows Server 2016
7 616 (7.96%) Windows Server 2019
8 391 (5.05%) Windows 7
9 316 (4.08%) Mac OS
9 316 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 296 (3.82%) Android
11 239 (3.09%) Apple iOS
12 177 (2.29%) Unix
13 133 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 116 (1.50%) Mac OS X
15 105 (1.36%) CentOS
16 95 (1.23%) Ubuntu
17 88 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
18 84 (1.09%) Windows 8
19 46 (0.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,916 (24.75%) ITIL
2 1,449 (18.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,179 (15.23%) Problem-Solving
4 695 (8.98%) Agile
5 637 (8.23%) Service Delivery
6 584 (7.54%) DevOps
7 559 (7.22%) Change Management
8 555 (7.17%) Service Management
9 519 (6.70%) Incident Management
10 509 (6.58%) Cybersecurity
11 507 (6.55%) Migration
12 483 (6.24%) ITSM
13 432 (5.58%) Mentoring
14 419 (5.41%) Project Delivery
15 410 (5.30%) Problem Management
16 403 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
17 374 (4.83%) Project Management
18 344 (4.44%) Asset Management
19 333 (4.30%) Information Security
20 325 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,566 (20.23%) PowerShell
2 907 (11.72%) SQL
3 386 (4.99%) Python
4 298 (3.85%) Bash
5 187 (2.42%) C#
6 134 (1.73%) JavaScript
7 96 (1.24%) Java
8 80 (1.03%) T-SQL
9 77 (0.99%) C
10 74 (0.96%) Perl
11 54 (0.70%) TypeScript
12 50 (0.65%) VBScript
13 39 (0.50%) Go
13 39 (0.50%) VB.NET
14 38 (0.49%) VB
15 33 (0.43%) Groovy
16 29 (0.37%) PL/SQL
17 28 (0.36%) PHP
18 17 (0.22%) Shell Script
19 16 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 755 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 680 (8.78%) Degree
3 575 (7.43%) Security Cleared
4 333 (4.30%) MCSE
5 326 (4.21%) SC Cleared
6 309 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
7 270 (3.49%) CCNA
8 202 (2.61%) MCSA
9 175 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
10 152 (1.96%) MCP
11 123 (1.59%) DV Cleared
12 110 (1.42%) CISSP
13 104 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 84 (1.09%) CCNP
14 84 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 83 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
16 77 (0.99%) A+ Certification
17 64 (0.83%) MCITP
18 56 (0.72%) DBS Check
19 46 (0.59%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 909 (11.74%) SLA
2 334 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 182 (2.35%) GDPR
4 129 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 78 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 69 (0.89%) NIST
7 59 (0.76%) QA
8 38 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 38 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 26 (0.34%) ISAE 3402
10 22 (0.28%) PMO
11 21 (0.27%) NCSC
12 20 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 16 (0.21%) Data Quality
14 12 (0.16%) GRC
14 12 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 11 (0.14%) COBIT
15 11 (0.14%) SOC 2
16 9 (0.12%) HIPAA
17 8 (0.10%) IASME
System Software
1 1,509 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 869 (11.23%) Hyper-V
3 404 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
4 371 (4.79%) vSphere
5 244 (3.15%) Docker
6 211 (2.73%) XenApp
7 189 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 169 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
9 148 (1.91%) XenDesktop
10 142 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
11 69 (0.89%) BitLocker
12 52 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 43 (0.56%) Firmware
14 40 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
15 37 (0.48%) Terminal Services
16 33 (0.43%) VMware NSX
17 30 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
18 28 (0.36%) KVM
19 26 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 19 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,229 (15.88%) SCCM
2 961 (12.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 309 (3.99%) Terraform
4 268 (3.46%) Ansible
5 267 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
6 247 (3.19%) Kubernetes
7 240 (3.10%) WSUS
8 230 (2.97%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 164 (2.12%) SCOM
10 163 (2.11%) vCenter Server
11 162 (2.09%) Jamf Pro
12 147 (1.90%) Puppet
13 85 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
14 81 (1.05%) FortiGate
15 79 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
16 64 (0.83%) Backup Exec
17 56 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
18 48 (0.62%) NetBackup
19 46 (0.59%) logstash
19 46 (0.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4,780 (61.75%) Microsoft
2 2,212 (28.58%) VMware
3 1,048 (13.54%) Cisco
4 1,026 (13.25%) Citrix
5 413 (5.34%) Veeam
6 378 (4.88%) Apple
7 364 (4.70%) HP
8 255 (3.29%) Meraki
9 240 (3.10%) ServiceNow
10 220 (2.84%) Dell
11 205 (2.65%) Oracle
12 192 (2.48%) Google
13 161 (2.08%) Red Hat
14 160 (2.07%) Sophos
15 145 (1.87%) SolarWinds
16 137 (1.77%) Remedy
17 121 (1.56%) NetApp
18 95 (1.23%) Adobe
18 95 (1.23%) Splunk
19 94 (1.21%) EMC