Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 32 33
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 10,295 11,014 11,712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.48% 6.76% 6.52%
As % of the System Software category 43.48% 44.71% 50.40%
Number of salaries quoted 8,763 9,309 10,165
UK median annual salary £36,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.29% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £66,250 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year +4.62% +3.17% -3.08%

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 23,679 24,637 23,237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.22% 15.13% 12.94%
Number of salaries quoted 19,480 20,118 19,491
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 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 +6 9,519 £37,500 - 1,973
UK excluding London +9 6,380 £34,000 +4.62% 1,575
London -2 3,516 £41,000 -4.09% 517
South East +2 1,861 £32,500 -4.41% 437
North of England +6 1,496 £35,000 +7.69% 412
Midlands +5 1,018 £37,500 +13.64% 254
South West +26 942 £34,000 +4.62% 173
North West +5 813 £35,250 +8.46% 243
West Midlands +8 656 £37,500 +2.74% 142
East of England 0 647 £32,750 -6.43% 181
Yorkshire +2 596 £33,250 -2.21% 137
East Midlands +3 362 £35,500 +14.52% 112
Scotland +32 246 £32,500 -10.96% 57
Wales +2 156 £32,500 +8.33% 55
North East +11 87 £36,750 +16.67% 32
Northern Ireland -5 22 £27,500 +30.95% 5
Channel Islands -3 2 £25,000 -23.08% 1

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 8,112 (78.80%) Windows
2 6,095 (59.20%) Microsoft
3 5,109 (49.63%) Office 365
4 4,200 (40.80%) Windows Server
5 3,794 (36.85%) VMware
6 3,312 (32.17%) Azure
7 2,827 (27.46%) Windows 10
8 2,445 (23.75%) DNS
9 2,375 (23.07%) ITIL
10 2,352 (22.85%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2,190 (21.27%) MS Exchange
12 2,058 (19.99%) Microsoft Office
13 2,031 (19.73%) DHCP
14 1,884 (18.30%) Citrix
15 1,872 (18.18%) Firewall
16 1,855 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
17 1,815 (17.63%) SCCM
18 1,768 (17.17%) PowerShell
19 1,758 (17.08%) Hyper-V
20 1,740 (16.90%) Windows 7
21 1,709 (16.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 1,642 (15.95%) Cisco
23 1,413 (13.73%) Finance
24 1,408 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
25 1,380 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
26 1,334 (12.96%) SQL
27 1,303 (12.66%) TCP/IP
28 1,246 (12.10%) LAN
29 1,227 (11.92%) SQL Server
30 1,212 (11.77%) 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 2,190 (21.27%) MS Exchange
2 1,112 (10.80%) SharePoint
3 674 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 583 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 553 (5.37%) Skype for Business
6 436 (4.24%) IIS
7 142 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 86 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 79 (0.77%) Apache
10 75 (0.73%) Confluence
11 74 (0.72%) IBM Notes
12 58 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
13 47 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
14 42 (0.41%) CMS
15 37 (0.36%) Tomcat
16 33 (0.32%) SAS
17 31 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 28 (0.27%) WebSphere
19 25 (0.24%) JBoss
20 24 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2,058 (19.99%) Microsoft Office
2 183 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 128 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 101 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 47 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 33 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 21 (0.20%) Acrobat
8 10 (0.097%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.058%) CINEMA 4D
9 6 (0.058%) Maya
9 6 (0.058%) MODO
9 6 (0.058%) NUKE
10 4 (0.039%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.019%) FileZilla
12 2 (0.019%) InDesign
13 1 (0.010%) Autodesk Inventor
13 1 (0.010%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 84 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 23 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 17 (0.17%) assyst
6 15 (0.15%) Elite 3E
7 13 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 12 (0.12%) Workfront
9 10 (0.097%) Sage 200
9 10 (0.097%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 9 (0.087%) Exchequer
11 8 (0.078%) Dynamics GP
12 7 (0.068%) NetSuite
13 5 (0.049%) Q-Pulse
14 4 (0.039%) Sage CRM
14 4 (0.039%) Sage X3
14 4 (0.039%) Visualfiles
15 3 (0.029%) Carpe Diem
15 3 (0.029%) Eikon
15 3 (0.029%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 5,109 (49.63%) Office 365
2 3,312 (32.17%) Azure
3 1,175 (11.41%) AWS
4 1,111 (10.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 368 (3.57%) IaaS
6 345 (3.35%) OneDrive
7 253 (2.46%) SaaS
8 221 (2.15%) PaaS
9 147 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
10 112 (1.09%) Mimecast
11 103 (1.00%) Power Platform
12 96 (0.93%) G Suite
13 92 (0.89%) GCP
14 89 (0.86%) Serverless
15 79 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
16 69 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 63 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
18 62 (0.60%) Amazon S3
19 60 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
20 52 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 2,445 (23.75%) DNS
2 2,031 (19.73%) DHCP
3 1,872 (18.18%) Firewall
4 1,303 (12.66%) TCP/IP
5 1,246 (12.10%) LAN
6 1,212 (11.77%) WAN
7 863 (8.38%) VPN
8 805 (7.82%) SAN
9 647 (6.28%) Skype
10 598 (5.81%) VoIP
11 511 (4.96%) Wireless
12 468 (4.55%) VLAN
13 319 (3.10%) Internet
14 301 (2.92%) Network Security
15 289 (2.81%) NAS
16 281 (2.73%) Remote Desktop
17 255 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
18 184 (1.79%) NetScaler
19 177 (1.72%) Unified Communications
20 158 (1.53%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,227 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 134 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 106 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
4 96 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 88 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 88 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 82 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
7 71 (0.69%) Relational Database
8 70 (0.68%) MySQL
9 67 (0.65%) Power BI
10 61 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 61 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
11 59 (0.57%) RDBMS
12 46 (0.45%) Big Data
13 45 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
14 43 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
15 38 (0.37%) SQL Server 2017
16 36 (0.35%) GIS
17 32 (0.31%) Oracle Database
18 30 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 198 (1.92%) JIRA
2 162 (1.57%) Git (software)
3 144 (1.40%) Jenkins
4 111 (1.08%) MSI
5 97 (0.94%) TeamCity
6 95 (0.92%) Visual Studio
7 78 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
8 56 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
9 53 (0.51%) JUnit
10 51 (0.50%) InstallShield
11 44 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
12 40 (0.39%) NUnit
13 38 (0.37%) GitLab
14 33 (0.32%) Subversion
15 32 (0.31%) Bitbucket Server
16 31 (0.30%) Maven
17 29 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 28 (0.27%) Hudson
19 26 (0.25%) Bitbucket
19 26 (0.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,413 (13.73%) Finance
2 359 (3.49%) Public Sector
3 309 (3.00%) Retail
4 264 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 251 (2.44%) Law
6 227 (2.20%) Legal
7 184 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 157 (1.53%) Banking
9 155 (1.51%) Marketing
10 88 (0.85%) Aerospace
11 76 (0.74%) Back Office
12 73 (0.71%) Advertising
13 63 (0.61%) Electronics
14 51 (0.50%) Publishing
15 45 (0.44%) Games
16 38 (0.37%) Automotive
17 34 (0.33%) Local Government
18 32 (0.31%) Financial Institution
18 32 (0.31%) Military
19 27 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,164 (21.02%) Analyst
2 1,550 (15.06%) Support Engineer
3 1,402 (13.62%) IT Support
4 1,378 (13.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1,079 (10.48%) Support Analyst
6 905 (8.79%) IT Engineer
7 866 (8.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 689 (6.69%) IT Analyst
9 635 (6.17%) Service Analyst
10 597 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
11 547 (5.31%) IT Support Engineer
12 523 (5.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 523 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 488 (4.74%) Architect
14 486 (4.72%) Consultant
15 468 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
16 446 (4.33%) Desktop Support
17 432 (4.20%) Administrator
18 387 (3.76%) 1st Line Support
19 385 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (2.37%) .NET
2 220 (2.14%) Web Services
3 180 (1.75%) LDAP
4 147 (1.43%) JSON
5 75 (0.73%) Middleware
6 74 (0.72%) ASP.NET
6 74 (0.72%) CSS
7 73 (0.71%) REST
8 72 (0.70%) XML
9 71 (0.69%) HTML
10 65 (0.63%) SAML
11 52 (0.51%) .NET Framework
11 52 (0.51%) Node.js
12 39 (0.38%) Apache Flex
12 39 (0.38%) OAuth
13 38 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web API
13 38 (0.37%) Kafka
14 35 (0.34%) HTML5
15 32 (0.31%) COM
16 31 (0.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 914 (8.88%) Data Centre
2 586 (5.69%) Management Information System
3 535 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
4 363 (3.53%) Driving Licence
5 359 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
6 248 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
7 244 (2.37%) Clustering
8 195 (1.89%) Public Cloud
9 169 (1.64%) Replication
10 163 (1.58%) Blackberry
11 160 (1.55%) PKI
12 152 (1.48%) iPhone
13 139 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
14 109 (1.06%) Smartphone
15 98 (0.95%) User Experience
16 96 (0.93%) Private Cloud
17 93 (0.90%) Fat Client
17 93 (0.90%) Thin Client
18 87 (0.85%) Hedge funds
19 86 (0.84%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8,112 (78.80%) Windows
2 4,200 (40.80%) Windows Server
3 2,827 (27.46%) Windows 10
4 1,855 (18.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,740 (16.90%) Windows 7
6 1,380 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,199 (11.65%) Linux
8 443 (4.30%) Windows 8
9 390 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 295 (2.87%) Android
11 285 (2.77%) Mac OS
12 253 (2.46%) Unix
13 242 (2.35%) Apple iOS
14 195 (1.89%) Mac OS X
15 169 (1.64%) Windows XP
16 105 (1.02%) CentOS
17 104 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 88 (0.85%) Ubuntu
19 84 (0.82%) Solaris
20 46 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,375 (23.07%) ITIL
2 1,709 (16.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,204 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
4 723 (7.02%) Migration
5 641 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
6 570 (5.54%) Mentoring
7 533 (5.18%) Service Management
8 526 (5.11%) Service Delivery
9 519 (5.04%) DevOps
10 487 (4.73%) Change Management
11 462 (4.49%) Project Management
12 448 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
13 432 (4.20%) Project Delivery
14 377 (3.66%) Information Security
15 318 (3.09%) Incident Management
16 315 (3.06%) ITSM
17 314 (3.05%) Cybersecurity
18 311 (3.02%) Mobile Device Management
19 309 (3.00%) Configuration Management
20 307 (2.98%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1,768 (17.17%) PowerShell
2 1,334 (12.96%) SQL
3 292 (2.84%) Python
4 176 (1.71%) C#
5 171 (1.66%) Bash Shell
6 164 (1.59%) C
7 156 (1.52%) JavaScript
8 133 (1.29%) Java
9 115 (1.12%) VBScript
10 88 (0.85%) T-SQL
11 71 (0.69%) PHP
12 67 (0.65%) Ruby
13 66 (0.64%) VB
14 45 (0.44%) Perl
15 40 (0.39%) Shell Script
16 33 (0.32%) VBA
17 26 (0.25%) Go
18 23 (0.22%) Java 8
19 21 (0.20%) C++
20 13 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,408 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 845 (8.21%) MCSE
3 714 (6.94%) Degree
4 604 (5.87%) MCSA
5 601 (5.84%) Cisco Certification
6 506 (4.92%) CCNA
7 488 (4.74%) Security Cleared
8 323 (3.14%) MCP
9 258 (2.51%) SC Cleared
10 236 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 208 (2.02%) MCITP
12 169 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
13 165 (1.60%) CCNP
14 145 (1.41%) DV Cleared
15 132 (1.28%) DBS Check
16 93 (0.90%) A+ Certification
16 93 (0.90%) CISSP
17 92 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
18 77 (0.75%) CCA
18 77 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,064 (10.34%) SLA
2 288 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 128 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 111 (1.08%) GDPR
5 92 (0.89%) QA
6 71 (0.69%) ISO 9001
7 60 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
8 52 (0.51%) COBIT
9 41 (0.40%) NIST
10 39 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 29 (0.28%) PMO
12 23 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 16 (0.16%) Data Quality
14 15 (0.15%) NCSC
15 9 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 4 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 19770
16 4 (0.039%) MiFID
17 3 (0.029%) DICOM
17 3 (0.029%) EMIR
18 2 (0.019%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2,352 (22.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,758 (17.08%) Hyper-V
3 637 (6.19%) XenApp
4 561 (5.45%) vSphere
5 461 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
6 415 (4.03%) XenDesktop
7 246 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
8 182 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
9 171 (1.66%) Docker
10 167 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
11 133 (1.29%) Firmware
12 128 (1.24%) Terminal Services
13 121 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
14 86 (0.84%) VMware NSX
15 74 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 68 (0.66%) BitLocker
17 55 (0.53%) NFS
18 54 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 49 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
20 32 (0.31%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1,815 (17.63%) SCCM
2 638 (6.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 388 (3.77%) SCOM
4 379 (3.68%) WSUS
5 229 (2.22%) Ansible
6 178 (1.73%) Backup Exec
7 139 (1.35%) Puppet
8 133 (1.29%) Terraform
9 132 (1.28%) Kubernetes
10 122 (1.19%) vCenter Server
11 116 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
12 90 (0.87%) SCVMM
13 86 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
14 79 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
15 76 (0.74%) SCOrch
16 73 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 69 (0.67%) Nagios
17 69 (0.67%) NetBackup
17 69 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
18 68 (0.66%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6,095 (59.20%) Microsoft
2 3,794 (36.85%) VMware
3 1,884 (18.30%) Citrix
4 1,642 (15.95%) Cisco
5 640 (6.22%) HP
6 517 (5.02%) Veeam
7 428 (4.16%) Dell
8 426 (4.14%) Apple
9 311 (3.02%) ServiceNow
10 256 (2.49%) Oracle
11 252 (2.45%) NetApp
12 245 (2.38%) Meraki
13 236 (2.29%) Symantec
14 195 (1.89%) EMC
15 189 (1.84%) SolarWinds
16 166 (1.61%) Avaya
17 151 (1.47%) Adobe
18 140 (1.36%) IBM
19 137 (1.33%) Red Hat
20 136 (1.32%) McAfee