Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 28 27
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 11737 12580 14296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.51% 6.62% 6.52%
As % of the System Software category 50.42% 53.38% 57.46%
Number of salaries quoted 10172 10899 12629
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,636 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -2.66% - -

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 23279 23567 24882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.92% 12.39% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 19493 19804 20774
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,712
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 17 November 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 17 November 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 11000 £35,000 - 545
UK excluding London -2 6812 £31,636 -2.66% 380
London -1 4644 £43,500 +12.99% 195
South East +2 2202 £32,500 -7.14% 115
North of England -9 1685 £29,000 -10.77% 96
Midlands -10 962 £31,500 -3.08% 71
North West -5 857 £29,000 -10.77% 62
East of England -1 796 £32,500 -7.14% 36
Yorkshire -1 728 £30,000 -4.76% 27
South West -6 718 £32,750 +9.17% 32
West Midlands -11 607 £33,500 +8.06% 43
East Midlands -6 355 £30,000 -7.69% 28
Scotland -8 261 £43,000 +14.67% 17
Wales -3 165 £30,000 - 12
North East -3 97 £27,500 -19.12% 7
Northern Ireland +3 39 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Channel Islands +6 7 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 9462 (80.62%) Windows
2 6719 (57.25%) Microsoft
3 5360 (45.67%) Windows Server
4 5002 (42.62%) VMware
5 3543 (30.19%) Office 365
6 3404 (29.00%) MS Exchange
7 3167 (26.98%) ITIL
8 3067 (26.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2848 (24.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 2728 (23.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 2590 (22.07%) Windows 7
12 2549 (21.72%) DNS
13 2493 (21.24%) Citrix
14 2463 (20.98%) Firewall
15 2422 (20.64%) Microsoft Office
16 2391 (20.37%) Cisco
17 2135 (18.19%) Hyper-V
18 2083 (17.75%) Microsoft Azure
19 2047 (17.44%) DHCP
20 1972 (16.80%) Microsoft Certification
21 1954 (16.65%) Finance
22 1845 (15.72%) Windows 10
23 1827 (15.57%) PowerShell
24 1820 (15.51%) SQL Server
25 1767 (15.05%) SQL
26 1715 (14.61%) TCP/IP
27 1707 (14.54%) SCCM
28 1595 (13.59%) SAN
29 1540 (13.12%) WAN
30 1533 (13.06%) Exchange Server 2010

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 3404 (29.00%) MS Exchange
2 1533 (13.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1097 (9.35%) SharePoint
4 947 (8.07%) Skype for Business
5 881 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 800 (6.82%) IIS
7 368 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 219 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 192 (1.64%) Apache
10 185 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 140 (1.19%) Tomcat
12 135 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
13 94 (0.80%) Confluence
14 71 (0.60%) CMS
15 70 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
16 62 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
17 58 (0.49%) IBM Notes
18 56 (0.48%) JBoss
19 42 (0.36%) WebSphere
20 39 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2422 (20.64%) Microsoft Office
2 164 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 87 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 70 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.068%) Maya
7 8 (0.068%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.060%) Acrobat
8 7 (0.060%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.051%) Houdini
9 6 (0.051%) NUKE
10 5 (0.043%) InDesign
11 4 (0.034%) InCopy
12 3 (0.026%) CINEMA 4D
12 3 (0.026%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.026%) Revit
12 3 (0.026%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.026%) SPSS
12 3 (0.026%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 129 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 31 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 20 (0.17%) Eikon
6 13 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
7 10 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.085%) Scribe Insight
8 9 (0.077%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 9 (0.077%) Veritas eDiscovery
9 7 (0.060%) NetSuite
9 7 (0.060%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.060%) Visualfiles
10 6 (0.051%) Maximo
10 6 (0.051%) SAP CRM
10 6 (0.051%) SAP GRC
10 6 (0.051%) Workfront
11 5 (0.043%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (0.034%) Markit EDM
12 4 (0.034%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3543 (30.19%) Office 365
2 2083 (17.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 938 (7.99%) Amazon AWS
4 576 (4.91%) IaaS
5 467 (3.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 337 (2.87%) PaaS
7 197 (1.68%) Mimecast
7 197 (1.68%) SaaS
8 121 (1.03%) G Suite
9 118 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
10 106 (0.90%) OneDrive
11 77 (0.66%) GitHub
12 51 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 43 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
13 43 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
13 43 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
14 37 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 32 (0.27%) Amazon S3
16 30 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
17 27 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2549 (21.72%) DNS
2 2463 (20.98%) Firewall
3 2047 (17.44%) DHCP
4 1715 (14.61%) TCP/IP
5 1595 (13.59%) SAN
6 1540 (13.12%) WAN
7 1465 (12.48%) LAN
8 1139 (9.70%) VPN
9 792 (6.75%) Skype
10 699 (5.96%) VoIP
11 563 (4.80%) VLAN
12 401 (3.42%) Wireless
13 370 (3.15%) Internet
14 340 (2.90%) Network Security
15 328 (2.79%) MPLS
16 315 (2.68%) NAS
17 313 (2.67%) Remote Desktop
18 264 (2.25%) LDAP
19 261 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
20 240 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1820 (15.51%) SQL Server
2 299 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 228 (1.94%) MySQL
4 206 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 128 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 120 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
7 102 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
7 102 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 95 (0.81%) NoSQL
9 86 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 68 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
11 65 (0.55%) Oracle Database
12 64 (0.55%) RDBMS
13 60 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
14 58 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
15 51 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 50 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
17 46 (0.39%) MongoDB
18 37 (0.32%) Big Data
19 30 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 147 (1.25%) Visual Studio
2 136 (1.16%) JIRA
3 133 (1.13%) Git (software)
4 99 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
5 98 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 86 (0.73%) MSI
7 78 (0.66%) TeamCity
8 72 (0.61%) Jenkins
9 70 (0.60%) Subversion
10 59 (0.50%) JUnit
11 58 (0.49%) Maven
12 46 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 36 (0.31%) InstallShield
14 34 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
15 18 (0.15%) Metasploit
16 17 (0.14%) Hudson
17 14 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
18 13 (0.11%) Vagrant
19 11 (0.094%) AdminStudio
19 11 (0.094%) Bitbucket
General
1 1954 (16.65%) Finance
2 538 (4.58%) Banking
3 418 (3.56%) Legal
4 403 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 388 (3.31%) Law
6 298 (2.54%) Retail
7 237 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 216 (1.84%) Investment Banking
9 172 (1.47%) Retail Banking
10 148 (1.26%) Marketing
11 141 (1.20%) Advertising
12 126 (1.07%) Games
13 106 (0.90%) Back Office
14 67 (0.57%) Electronics
15 64 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 59 (0.50%) Publishing
17 26 (0.22%) French Language
18 25 (0.21%) German Language
18 25 (0.21%) Spanish Language
19 23 (0.20%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 2631 (22.42%) Analyst
2 2098 (17.88%) Support Engineer
3 1661 (14.15%) IT Support
4 1546 (13.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1395 (11.89%) Support Analyst
6 1049 (8.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 1045 (8.90%) IT Engineer
8 808 (6.88%) Desktop Support
9 770 (6.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 757 (6.45%) IT Analyst
11 714 (6.08%) Service Analyst
12 650 (5.54%) IT Support Engineer
13 646 (5.50%) Service Desk Analyst
14 631 (5.38%) Administrator
15 630 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support
16 588 (5.01%) Windows Engineer
17 585 (4.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 553 (4.71%) IT Support Analyst
19 473 (4.03%) 1st Line Support
19 473 (4.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 425 (3.62%) .NET
2 365 (3.11%) Web Services
3 204 (1.74%) HTML
4 146 (1.24%) ASP.NET
5 108 (0.92%) CSS
6 104 (0.89%) XML
7 97 (0.83%) Software Packaging
8 91 (0.78%) AngularJS
9 79 (0.67%) REST
10 76 (0.65%) J2EE
11 75 (0.64%) .NET Framework
12 72 (0.61%) HTML5
13 64 (0.55%) ASP.NET Web API
13 64 (0.55%) Spring
14 63 (0.54%) SOAP
15 57 (0.49%) XMPP
16 55 (0.47%) SailPoint
17 50 (0.43%) JPA
18 43 (0.37%) SAML
19 42 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 871 (7.42%) Data Centre
2 548 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 466 (3.97%) Management Information System
4 462 (3.94%) Clustering
5 439 (3.74%) Blackberry
6 380 (3.24%) Driving Licence
7 300 (2.56%) Computer Science
8 209 (1.78%) Replication
9 198 (1.69%) User Experience
10 180 (1.53%) iPad
11 179 (1.53%) PKI
12 177 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
13 169 (1.44%) Hedge funds
14 164 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
15 146 (1.24%) Public Cloud
16 143 (1.22%) iPhone
17 124 (1.06%) Fat Client
17 124 (1.06%) Thin Client
18 111 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
19 109 (0.93%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9462 (80.62%) Windows
2 5360 (45.67%) Windows Server
3 2848 (24.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2728 (23.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 2590 (22.07%) Windows 7
6 1845 (15.72%) Windows 10
7 1439 (12.26%) Linux
8 984 (8.38%) Windows 8
9 721 (6.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 448 (3.82%) Unix
11 441 (3.76%) Mac OS X
12 439 (3.74%) Windows XP
13 379 (3.23%) Android
14 351 (2.99%) Apple iOS
15 237 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 174 (1.48%) CentOS
17 149 (1.27%) Mac OS
18 128 (1.09%) Ubuntu
19 84 (0.72%) Windows Vista
20 73 (0.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3167 (26.98%) ITIL
2 712 (6.07%) Service Management
3 685 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 626 (5.33%) Migration
5 622 (5.30%) Service Delivery
6 609 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
7 506 (4.31%) Project Management
8 501 (4.27%) Problem Management
9 488 (4.16%) Change Management
10 472 (4.02%) Mentoring
11 466 (3.97%) Asset Management
12 448 (3.82%) Information Security
13 388 (3.31%) DevOps
14 374 (3.19%) Incident Management
15 367 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
16 355 (3.02%) High Availability
17 339 (2.89%) Presales
18 338 (2.88%) Time Management
19 318 (2.71%) ITIL V3
20 307 (2.62%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1827 (15.57%) PowerShell
2 1767 (15.05%) SQL
3 287 (2.45%) C#
4 248 (2.11%) Python
5 217 (1.85%) Java
6 196 (1.67%) Bash Shell
7 193 (1.64%) JavaScript
8 184 (1.57%) Perl
9 180 (1.53%) T-SQL
10 158 (1.35%) Shell Script
10 158 (1.35%) VBScript
11 122 (1.04%) C
12 112 (0.95%) VB
13 85 (0.72%) PHP
14 58 (0.49%) PL/SQL
15 51 (0.43%) C++
16 46 (0.39%) VBA
17 26 (0.22%) Ruby
18 15 (0.13%) VB.NET
19 11 (0.094%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1972 (16.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 1276 (10.87%) MCSE
3 875 (7.46%) Degree
4 848 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
5 736 (6.27%) MCSA
6 663 (5.65%) CCNA
7 550 (4.69%) MCP
8 455 (3.88%) Security Cleared
9 320 (2.73%) MCITP
10 313 (2.67%) CCNP
11 300 (2.56%) SC Cleared
12 298 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 276 (2.35%) CISSP
14 263 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
15 242 (2.06%) Citrix Certification
16 199 (1.70%) CISM
17 194 (1.65%) CCA
18 178 (1.52%) DV Cleared
19 152 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
20 149 (1.27%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 845 (7.20%) SLA
2 338 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 180 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 102 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 71 (0.60%) QA
6 68 (0.58%) GDPR
7 42 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 28 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 26 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 23 (0.20%) COBIT
10 23 (0.20%) PMO
11 18 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (0.14%) Data Quality
13 15 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 10 (0.085%) BS25999
14 10 (0.085%) GCP
14 10 (0.085%) ISO 22301
15 6 (0.051%) FISMA
15 6 (0.051%) HIPAA
15 6 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 3067 (26.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2135 (18.19%) Hyper-V
3 852 (7.26%) XenApp
4 748 (6.37%) vSphere
5 719 (6.13%) VMware ESXi
6 530 (4.52%) XenDesktop
7 258 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
8 221 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 214 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
10 206 (1.76%) Terminal Services
11 154 (1.31%) XenServer
12 115 (0.98%) Docker
13 106 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
14 86 (0.73%) NFS
15 78 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 71 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
17 70 (0.60%) VirtualBox
18 61 (0.52%) DFS Replication
19 53 (0.45%) BitLocker
20 45 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1707 (14.54%) SCCM
2 604 (5.15%) SCOM
3 366 (3.12%) WSUS
4 293 (2.50%) Puppet
5 259 (2.21%) Backup Exec
6 210 (1.79%) vCenter Server
7 188 (1.60%) AirWatch
8 162 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
9 156 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
10 140 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
11 136 (1.16%) Ansible
12 126 (1.07%) Nagios
13 115 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
14 111 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 94 (0.80%) SCOrch
16 86 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
17 73 (0.62%) NetBackup
18 72 (0.61%) SCVMM
19 69 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
20 58 (0.49%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 6719 (57.25%) Microsoft
2 5002 (42.62%) VMware
3 2493 (21.24%) Citrix
4 2391 (20.37%) Cisco
5 957 (8.15%) HP
6 562 (4.79%) Apple
7 538 (4.58%) Dell
8 505 (4.30%) NetApp
9 480 (4.09%) Veeam
10 388 (3.31%) Oracle
11 353 (3.01%) Symantec
12 288 (2.45%) Red Hat
13 277 (2.36%) McAfee
14 272 (2.32%) EMC
15 242 (2.06%) Juniper
16 233 (1.99%) Avaya
17 231 (1.97%) IBM
18 230 (1.96%) Google
19 219 (1.87%) ServiceNow
20 196 (1.67%) AppSense