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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
UK
Rank 29 29 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 5295 6848 8213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.31% 6.62% 7.72%
As % of the System Software category 52.26% 54.26% 61.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4555 5925 6973
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,920 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -1.53% -  

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 10132 12620 13315
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.07% 12.21% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 8451 10637 11039
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Active Directory as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the UK

Active Directory
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 4996 £35,000 - 678
London -8 1940 £40,000 +1.26% 215
South East +7 1166 £34,000 -2.85% 154
East of England -1 400 £30,000 -7.69% 52
Yorkshire +1 380 £29,500 -9.23% 51
North West -20 322 £31,000 +3.33% 72
Surrey +12 306 £30,000 -14.28% 28
City of London -1 284 £43,500 -3.33% 58
South West -24 270 £27,000 -10.74% 38
West Yorkshire +8 268 £32,500 - 34
Berkshire +5 261 £42,500 +8.97% 34
West Midlands -6 255 £31,750 -3.78% 52
Hampshire -5 210 £31,000 -12.67% 35
East Midlands -8 196 £32,500 -7.14% 33
Leeds +8 188 £35,000 -1.40% 21
Manchester -25 179 £35,000 +6.87% 36
Hertfordshire +3 153 £32,500 - 21
Oxfordshire +12 116 £43,750 +25.00% 25
Buckinghamshire +16 115 £33,000 +11.86% 19
Cambridgeshire +8 114 £30,000 -11.76% 15
Reading -1 100 £38,750 +3.33% 15
Birmingham -15 100 £35,000 -11.39% 14
Scotland +1 92 £39,000 +11.42% 13
Wiltshire -6 76 £25,750 -16.93% 1
North East +29 73 £27,000 +14.89% 12
Guildford +14 70 £30,000 +7.14% 3
Tyne and Wear +32 69 £27,250 +18.47% 10
Essex -1 66 £31,498 +12.49% 7
Wales -17 66 £32,500 +27.45% 6
West Sussex +5 65 £33,000 +1.53% 5

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 9090 (82.36%) Windows
2 6205 (56.22%) Microsoft
3 5096 (46.17%) Windows Server
4 4749 (43.03%) VMware
5 3319 (30.07%) MS Exchange
6 2872 (26.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 2809 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2784 (25.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 2722 (24.66%) MS Excel
10 2708 (24.54%) ITIL
11 2444 (22.14%) Citrix
12 2422 (21.94%) Windows 7
13 2392 (21.67%) Office 365
14 2336 (21.17%) DNS
15 2243 (20.32%) MS Office
16 2064 (18.70%) Cisco
17 2038 (18.47%) Firewall
18 2002 (18.14%) Hyper-V
19 1904 (17.25%) SQL Server
20 1805 (16.35%) DHCP
21 1785 (16.17%) Microsoft Certification
22 1718 (15.57%) SQL
23 1643 (14.89%) Linux
24 1628 (14.75%) Finance
25 1577 (14.29%) SCCM
26 1478 (13.39%) PowerShell
27 1424 (12.90%) TCP/IP
28 1418 (12.85%) LAN
29 1374 (12.45%) SAN
30 1358 (12.30%) WAN

Active Directory
Top Related 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 3319 (30.07%) MS Exchange
2 1231 (11.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 976 (8.84%) SharePoint
4 905 (8.20%) IIS
5 895 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 773 (7.00%) Skype for Business
7 396 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 204 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
9 175 (1.59%) Apache
10 173 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 155 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
12 133 (1.21%) Tomcat
13 91 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
14 78 (0.71%) JBoss
15 70 (0.63%) Confluence
16 62 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
17 56 (0.51%) IBM Notes
18 54 (0.49%) WebSphere
19 47 (0.43%) WebLogic
20 44 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2722 (24.66%) MS Excel
2 2243 (20.32%) MS Office
3 159 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 101 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 49 (0.44%) MS Project
6 34 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 18 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.072%) Final Cut Pro
9 6 (0.054%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.036%) QuarkXPress
11 3 (0.027%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.018%) Abaqus
12 2 (0.018%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.018%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.018%) Mozilla Thunderbird
12 2 (0.018%) Revit
13 1 (0.009%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.009%) Houdini
13 1 (0.009%) Maya
Business Applications
1 71 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 32 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 29 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.17%) Visualfiles
5 12 (0.11%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 10 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.072%) Eikon
7 8 (0.072%) SAP Business One
8 7 (0.063%) SAP HR
9 6 (0.054%) Dynamics GP
9 6 (0.054%) Infor CRM
9 6 (0.054%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.054%) Sage CRM
9 6 (0.054%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.054%) Sentinel
10 5 (0.045%) assyst
10 5 (0.045%) OpenText MBPM
10 5 (0.045%) Sage X3
10 5 (0.045%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2392 (21.67%) Office 365
2 1344 (12.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 751 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
4 211 (1.91%) IaaS
5 190 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 190 (1.72%) SaaS
6 173 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
7 150 (1.36%) PaaS
8 114 (1.03%) Mimecast
9 70 (0.63%) G Suite
10 62 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 61 (0.55%) Amazon S3
11 61 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
12 47 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 36 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
14 34 (0.31%) OneDrive
14 34 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 30 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
16 23 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 20 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2336 (21.17%) DNS
2 2038 (18.47%) Firewall
3 1805 (16.35%) DHCP
4 1424 (12.90%) TCP/IP
5 1418 (12.85%) LAN
6 1374 (12.45%) SAN
7 1358 (12.30%) WAN
8 990 (8.97%) VPN
9 618 (5.60%) VoIP
10 545 (4.94%) VLAN
11 525 (4.76%) Skype
12 468 (4.24%) Internet
13 360 (3.26%) Wireless
14 347 (3.14%) Network Security
15 331 (3.00%) NAS
16 298 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
17 276 (2.50%) LDAP
18 262 (2.37%) Remote Desktop
19 179 (1.62%) MPLS
20 177 (1.60%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1904 (17.25%) SQL Server
2 375 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 268 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 160 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 152 (1.38%) MySQL
6 125 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 98 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 89 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 89 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 75 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
10 58 (0.53%) NoSQL
11 50 (0.45%) Relational Database
12 47 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 43 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
14 41 (0.37%) Big Data
15 36 (0.33%) GIS
15 36 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
16 32 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
17 31 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
18 30 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 145 (1.31%) JIRA
2 104 (0.94%) MSI
3 95 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 90 (0.82%) Jenkins
5 77 (0.70%) Visual Studio
6 62 (0.56%) TeamCity
7 61 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 46 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 36 (0.33%) Maven
10 29 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 27 (0.24%) Ant
11 27 (0.24%) InstallShield
12 26 (0.24%) Subversion
13 20 (0.18%) JUnit
14 19 (0.17%) Eclipse
14 19 (0.17%) Hudson
15 16 (0.14%) Vagrant
16 12 (0.11%) CruiseControl
16 12 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
17 11 (0.100%) ClearQuest
General
1 1628 (14.75%) Finance
2 372 (3.37%) Legal
2 372 (3.37%) Telecoms
3 350 (3.17%) Banking
4 304 (2.75%) Law
5 251 (2.27%) Retail
6 182 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 160 (1.45%) Advertising
8 150 (1.36%) Marketing
9 120 (1.09%) Back Office
10 119 (1.08%) Games
11 71 (0.64%) Publishing
12 59 (0.53%) German Language
13 52 (0.47%) Financial Institution
14 49 (0.44%) French Language
14 49 (0.44%) Investment Banking
15 42 (0.38%) Electronics
16 36 (0.33%) Spanish Language
17 35 (0.32%) Front Office
18 34 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2599 (23.55%) Analyst
2 1952 (17.69%) Support Engineer
3 1529 (13.85%) IT Support
4 1456 (13.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1330 (12.05%) Support Analyst
6 1069 (9.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 885 (8.02%) IT Engineer
8 787 (7.13%) Service Analyst
9 770 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 746 (6.76%) Service Desk Analyst
11 743 (6.73%) Windows Engineer
12 733 (6.64%) IT Analyst
13 720 (6.52%) Administrator
14 688 (6.23%) 3rd Line Support
15 575 (5.21%) IT Support Analyst
16 554 (5.02%) IT Support Engineer
17 526 (4.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 525 (4.76%) Desktop Support
19 494 (4.48%) 1st Line Support
20 488 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (2.86%) .NET
2 297 (2.69%) Web Services
3 162 (1.47%) HTML
4 131 (1.19%) XML
5 101 (0.92%) Software Packaging
6 89 (0.81%) Middleware
7 83 (0.75%) ASP.NET
8 76 (0.69%) CSS
9 52 (0.47%) .NET Framework
10 47 (0.43%) JSON
10 47 (0.43%) LAMP
11 42 (0.38%) RESTful
12 40 (0.36%) REST
12 40 (0.36%) SailPoint
13 35 (0.32%) jQuery
14 33 (0.30%) SAML
15 31 (0.28%) SOAP
16 29 (0.26%) COM
16 29 (0.26%) WCF
17 26 (0.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 894 (8.10%) Data Centre
2 600 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 420 (3.81%) Clustering
4 350 (3.17%) Blackberry
5 347 (3.14%) Driving Licence
6 341 (3.09%) Management Information System
7 273 (2.47%) Computer Science
8 227 (2.06%) PKI
9 197 (1.78%) iPad
10 184 (1.67%) iPhone
11 163 (1.48%) Hedge funds
12 147 (1.33%) Fat Client
12 147 (1.33%) Thin Client
13 144 (1.30%) Replication
14 137 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
15 111 (1.01%) Smartphone
16 105 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
17 94 (0.85%) User Experience
18 93 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
19 92 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9090 (82.36%) Windows
2 5096 (46.17%) Windows Server
3 2872 (26.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 2784 (25.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2422 (21.94%) Windows 7
6 1643 (14.89%) Linux
7 1170 (10.60%) Windows 10
8 974 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 852 (7.72%) Windows 8
10 465 (4.21%) Mac OS X
11 450 (4.08%) Windows XP
12 405 (3.67%) Unix
13 267 (2.42%) Apple iOS
14 264 (2.39%) Android
15 246 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 194 (1.76%) Mac OS
17 169 (1.53%) CentOS
18 136 (1.23%) Ubuntu
19 114 (1.03%) Solaris
20 100 (0.91%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2708 (24.54%) ITIL
2 599 (5.43%) Service Delivery
3 580 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 543 (4.92%) Service Management
5 479 (4.34%) Migration
6 363 (3.29%) Agile Software Development
7 356 (3.23%) Project Management
8 353 (3.20%) High Availability
9 349 (3.16%) Problem Management
10 335 (3.04%) Mentoring
11 332 (3.01%) ITIL V3
12 321 (2.91%) DevOps
13 296 (2.68%) Change Management
14 289 (2.62%) Presales
15 285 (2.58%) Continuous Improvement
16 283 (2.56%) Incident Management
17 279 (2.53%) Information Security
18 264 (2.39%) Time Management
19 238 (2.16%) Root Cause Analysis
20 226 (2.05%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1718 (15.57%) SQL
2 1478 (13.39%) PowerShell
3 256 (2.32%) Python
4 241 (2.18%) Java
5 221 (2.00%) C#
6 200 (1.81%) C
7 193 (1.75%) VBScript
8 191 (1.73%) JavaScript
9 187 (1.69%) Perl
10 186 (1.69%) VB
11 156 (1.41%) Bash Shell
12 116 (1.05%) T-SQL
13 79 (0.72%) Shell Script
14 58 (0.53%) PHP
14 58 (0.53%) Ruby
15 45 (0.41%) VBA
16 40 (0.36%) C++
17 36 (0.33%) VB.NET
18 32 (0.29%) BeanShell
19 23 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1785 (16.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1124 (10.18%) MCSE
3 818 (7.41%) Degree
4 794 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
5 652 (5.91%) CCNA
6 621 (5.63%) MCSA
7 502 (4.55%) MCP
8 440 (3.99%) Security Cleared
9 391 (3.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 352 (3.19%) MCITP
11 277 (2.51%) CCNP
12 276 (2.50%) SC Cleared
13 240 (2.17%) CISSP
14 227 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
15 130 (1.18%) CISM
16 110 (1.00%) A+ Certification
17 108 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
18 107 (0.97%) DV Cleared
19 81 (0.73%) MCDST
20 79 (0.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1078 (9.77%) SLA
2 221 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 198 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 95 (0.86%) QA
5 34 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 29 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
7 19 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.12%) COBIT
9 9 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.063%) GCP
11 6 (0.054%) ISO 14001
12 5 (0.045%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.045%) MiFID
12 5 (0.045%) PMO
13 4 (0.036%) SSAE 16
14 3 (0.027%) BS25999
14 3 (0.027%) Data Quality
14 3 (0.027%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (0.027%) ISAE 3402
14 3 (0.027%) ISO22301
System Software
1 2809 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2002 (18.14%) Hyper-V
3 770 (6.98%) vSphere
4 724 (6.56%) XenApp
5 351 (3.18%) XenDesktop
6 325 (2.94%) VMware ESX
7 311 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
8 200 (1.81%) Terminal Services
9 181 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
10 173 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
11 168 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
12 98 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
13 96 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
14 95 (0.86%) XenServer
15 87 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 84 (0.76%) VMware Server
17 80 (0.72%) Firmware
18 71 (0.64%) vCloud
19 70 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
20 69 (0.63%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1577 (14.29%) SCCM
2 586 (5.31%) SCOM
3 303 (2.75%) WSUS
4 281 (2.55%) Backup Exec
5 207 (1.88%) Puppet
6 174 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
7 173 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
8 148 (1.34%) NetBackup
9 136 (1.23%) Ansible
10 119 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
11 115 (1.04%) Nagios
12 68 (0.62%) AirWatch
13 60 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
14 57 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 57 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 53 (0.48%) SCSM
16 49 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
17 48 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 47 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
19 43 (0.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6205 (56.22%) Microsoft
2 4749 (43.03%) VMware
3 2444 (22.14%) Citrix
4 2064 (18.70%) Cisco
5 881 (7.98%) HP
6 537 (4.87%) NetApp
7 509 (4.61%) Apple
8 423 (3.83%) Dell
9 351 (3.18%) Red Hat
10 343 (3.11%) Oracle
11 303 (2.75%) Veeam
12 279 (2.53%) EMC
13 272 (2.46%) Symantec
14 225 (2.04%) Google
15 211 (1.91%) Juniper
16 206 (1.87%) Avaya
17 172 (1.56%) Intel Security
18 169 (1.53%) CheckPoint
19 165 (1.49%) IBM
20 156 (1.41%) SonicWALL
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London
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Itecco
Salary: £20000 per annum
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MACQUARIE
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
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Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
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Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
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London
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £25000 per annum
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Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
The North Starr
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Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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West London
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Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
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