Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 33 32
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 10,612 11,079 11,578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.49% 6.60% 6.56%
As % of the System Software category 43.29% 44.80% 50.92%
Number of salaries quoted 9,085 9,341 10,031
UK median annual salary £36,500 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.82% +1.43% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +4.62% - -

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 24,514 24,728 22,736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.31% 14.74% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 20,059 20,181 19,130
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +10.39% +2.67%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +8 9,823 £37,400 +2.47% 1,896
UK excluding London +9 6,699 £34,000 +4.62% 1,544
London -2 3,472 £42,500 - 481
South East +2 1,912 £34,000 +4.62% 454
North of England +11 1,669 £32,500 -2.26% 406
Midlands +7 1,094 £37,500 +17.19% 205
South West +25 907 £36,000 +10.77% 209
North West +8 877 £34,000 +6.25% 236
East of England +7 722 £32,500 -6.47% 141
West Midlands +8 707 £37,500 +15.38% 121
Yorkshire +4 707 £31,500 -10.00% 139
East Midlands +5 387 £37,500 +20.97% 83
Scotland +10 219 £32,500 -7.14% 73
Wales +3 152 £32,000 +16.36% 48
North East +31 85 £36,750 +32.43% 31
Northern Ireland -9 28 £25,000 +19.05% 8
Channel Islands +1 7 £30,000 +1.69%

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 8,233 (77.58%) Windows
2 6,240 (58.80%) Microsoft
3 5,092 (47.98%) Office 365
4 4,386 (41.33%) Windows Server
5 4,025 (37.93%) VMware
6 3,399 (32.03%) Azure
7 2,780 (26.20%) Windows 10
8 2,565 (24.17%) DNS
9 2,561 (24.13%) ITIL
10 2,488 (23.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2,293 (21.61%) MS Exchange
12 2,204 (20.77%) Microsoft Office
13 2,140 (20.17%) DHCP
14 2,029 (19.12%) Citrix
15 1,992 (18.77%) Firewall
16 1,972 (18.58%) Hyper-V
17 1,957 (18.44%) Windows Server 2012
18 1,910 (18.00%) SCCM
19 1,909 (17.99%) PowerShell
20 1,898 (17.89%) Windows 7
21 1,863 (17.56%) Cisco
22 1,852 (17.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 1,529 (14.41%) Microsoft Certification
24 1,442 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
25 1,422 (13.40%) Finance
26 1,421 (13.39%) SQL
27 1,351 (12.73%) TCP/IP
28 1,299 (12.24%) WAN
29 1,290 (12.16%) SQL Server
30 1,284 (12.10%) LAN

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 2,293 (21.61%) MS Exchange
2 1,087 (10.24%) SharePoint
3 698 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 636 (5.99%) Skype for Business
5 608 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 489 (4.61%) IIS
7 162 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 91 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 90 (0.85%) Confluence
10 80 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
11 77 (0.73%) Apache
11 77 (0.73%) IBM Notes
12 64 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
13 50 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 50 (0.47%) CMS
14 45 (0.42%) SAS
15 35 (0.33%) OpenStack
16 34 (0.32%) Tomcat
17 28 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
18 26 (0.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 2,204 (20.77%) Microsoft Office
2 224 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 162 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 107 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 63 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 22 (0.21%) Acrobat
8 10 (0.094%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.057%) CINEMA 4D
9 6 (0.057%) Maya
9 6 (0.057%) MODO
9 6 (0.057%) NUKE
10 4 (0.038%) FileZilla
11 3 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.019%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 2 (0.019%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.019%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.009%) HipChat
13 1 (0.009%) Revit
13 1 (0.009%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 94 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 26 (0.25%) Elite 3E
4 24 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 19 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 15 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
7 13 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
7 13 (0.12%) Workfront
8 12 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 11 (0.10%) assyst
10 10 (0.094%) Sage 200
10 10 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 9 (0.085%) Exchequer
11 9 (0.085%) Sage X3
12 8 (0.075%) Eikon
12 8 (0.075%) Q-Pulse
13 7 (0.066%) Sage CRM
14 5 (0.047%) NetSuite
14 5 (0.047%) Odoo
15 4 (0.038%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 5,092 (47.98%) Office 365
2 3,399 (32.03%) Azure
3 1,162 (10.95%) AWS
4 1,161 (10.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 377 (3.55%) IaaS
6 315 (2.97%) OneDrive
7 247 (2.33%) SaaS
8 238 (2.24%) PaaS
9 141 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
10 113 (1.06%) GCP
11 108 (1.02%) Mimecast
12 102 (0.96%) Serverless
13 95 (0.90%) Power Platform
14 90 (0.85%) G Suite
15 66 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
16 64 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 61 (0.57%) Amazon S3
18 59 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
19 58 (0.55%) Azure Stack
20 57 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 2,565 (24.17%) DNS
2 2,140 (20.17%) DHCP
3 1,992 (18.77%) Firewall
4 1,351 (12.73%) TCP/IP
5 1,299 (12.24%) WAN
6 1,284 (12.10%) LAN
7 982 (9.25%) VPN
8 856 (8.07%) SAN
9 768 (7.24%) Skype
10 672 (6.33%) VoIP
11 551 (5.19%) Wireless
12 508 (4.79%) VLAN
13 332 (3.13%) Network Security
14 305 (2.87%) NAS
15 304 (2.86%) Internet
16 267 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
17 255 (2.40%) Remote Desktop
18 235 (2.21%) Unified Communications
19 199 (1.88%) NetScaler
20 180 (1.70%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,290 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 151 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 99 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 90 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 88 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
6 79 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 72 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
7 72 (0.68%) MySQL
8 69 (0.65%) Power BI
9 60 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
10 59 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
11 52 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
12 48 (0.45%) Relational Database
13 40 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
13 40 (0.38%) RDBMS
14 36 (0.34%) GIS
15 34 (0.32%) Big Data
16 32 (0.30%) SQL Server 2017
17 31 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
18 30 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 193 (1.82%) JIRA
2 172 (1.62%) Git (software)
3 136 (1.28%) Jenkins
4 122 (1.15%) Visual Studio
5 110 (1.04%) MSI
6 97 (0.91%) TeamCity
7 96 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
8 69 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
9 64 (0.60%) InstallShield
10 56 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 50 (0.47%) JUnit
12 48 (0.45%) NUnit
13 46 (0.43%) Bitbucket Server
13 46 (0.43%) Subversion
14 44 (0.41%) Zephyr
15 41 (0.39%) GitLab
15 41 (0.39%) TestRail
16 39 (0.37%) SpecFlow
17 36 (0.34%) Cucumber
18 32 (0.30%) AdminStudio
General
1 1,422 (13.40%) Finance
2 359 (3.38%) Public Sector
3 317 (2.99%) Retail
4 289 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 281 (2.65%) Law
6 249 (2.35%) Legal
7 180 (1.70%) Banking
7 180 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 163 (1.54%) Marketing
9 82 (0.77%) Advertising
10 81 (0.76%) Aerospace
11 66 (0.62%) Back Office
12 52 (0.49%) Electronics
12 52 (0.49%) Games
13 49 (0.46%) Publishing
14 45 (0.42%) Automotive
15 33 (0.31%) Financial Institution
16 28 (0.26%) Military
17 20 (0.19%) German Language
17 20 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,281 (21.49%) Analyst
2 1,512 (14.25%) Support Engineer
3 1,504 (14.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,418 (13.36%) IT Support
5 1,165 (10.98%) Support Analyst
6 976 (9.20%) IT Engineer
7 881 (8.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 751 (7.08%) IT Analyst
9 657 (6.19%) Service Analyst
10 626 (5.90%) Service Desk Analyst
11 555 (5.23%) IT Support Engineer
12 539 (5.08%) Architect
13 524 (4.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 524 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 509 (4.80%) IT Support Analyst
15 472 (4.45%) Administrator
16 468 (4.41%) Consultant
17 403 (3.80%) Desktop Support
18 401 (3.78%) 1st Line Support
19 396 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (2.78%) .NET
2 249 (2.35%) Web Services
3 192 (1.81%) LDAP
4 176 (1.66%) JSON
5 93 (0.88%) HTML
6 92 (0.87%) XML
7 90 (0.85%) SAML
8 84 (0.79%) CSS
9 82 (0.77%) ASP.NET
10 77 (0.73%) REST
11 70 (0.66%) Middleware
12 58 (0.55%) ASP.NET Web API
13 54 (0.51%) .NET Framework
14 53 (0.50%) OAuth
15 45 (0.42%) HTML5
16 44 (0.41%) Node.js
17 38 (0.36%) Gherkin
18 36 (0.34%) COM
19 35 (0.33%) Apache Flex
20 34 (0.32%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 879 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 586 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
3 561 (5.29%) Management Information System
4 443 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 324 (3.05%) Driving Licence
6 270 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
7 251 (2.37%) Clustering
8 220 (2.07%) Public Cloud
9 180 (1.70%) Replication
10 171 (1.61%) Blackberry
10 171 (1.61%) iPhone
11 170 (1.60%) PKI
12 168 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
13 129 (1.22%) Smartphone
14 128 (1.21%) Fat Client
14 128 (1.21%) Thin Client
15 115 (1.08%) User Experience
16 89 (0.84%) Hedge funds
17 84 (0.79%) iPad
18 76 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8,233 (77.58%) Windows
2 4,386 (41.33%) Windows Server
3 2,780 (26.20%) Windows 10
4 1,957 (18.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,898 (17.89%) Windows 7
6 1,442 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,203 (11.34%) Linux
8 477 (4.49%) Windows 8
9 396 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 302 (2.85%) Android
11 293 (2.76%) Mac OS
12 265 (2.50%) Unix
13 252 (2.37%) Apple iOS
14 209 (1.97%) Mac OS X
15 179 (1.69%) Windows XP
16 113 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 100 (0.94%) CentOS
18 97 (0.91%) Ubuntu
19 53 (0.50%) Solaris
20 45 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,561 (24.13%) ITIL
2 1,852 (17.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,284 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
4 768 (7.24%) Migration
5 621 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
6 601 (5.66%) Service Management
7 585 (5.51%) Service Delivery
8 530 (4.99%) Project Management
9 527 (4.97%) Mentoring
10 503 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
11 498 (4.69%) DevOps
12 486 (4.58%) Project Delivery
13 474 (4.47%) Change Management
14 371 (3.50%) Incident Management
15 368 (3.47%) Mobile Device Management
16 366 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
17 346 (3.26%) Information Security
18 335 (3.16%) Time Management
19 329 (3.10%) Asset Management
20 324 (3.05%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1,909 (17.99%) PowerShell
2 1,421 (13.39%) SQL
3 291 (2.74%) Python
4 233 (2.20%) C#
5 182 (1.72%) JavaScript
6 157 (1.48%) Bash Shell
7 152 (1.43%) Java
8 151 (1.42%) C
9 115 (1.08%) VBScript
10 97 (0.91%) PHP
11 96 (0.90%) T-SQL
12 73 (0.69%) Ruby
13 59 (0.56%) Shell Script
14 57 (0.54%) VB
15 53 (0.50%) Perl
16 39 (0.37%) VBA
17 27 (0.25%) Go
18 24 (0.23%) VB.NET
19 22 (0.21%) C++
20 17 (0.16%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1,529 (14.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 912 (8.59%) MCSE
3 808 (7.61%) Degree
4 687 (6.47%) Cisco Certification
5 649 (6.12%) MCSA
6 616 (5.80%) CCNA
7 514 (4.84%) Security Cleared
8 374 (3.52%) MCP
9 315 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 283 (2.67%) MCITP
11 240 (2.26%) SC Cleared
12 223 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
13 164 (1.55%) CCNP
14 152 (1.43%) DV Cleared
15 124 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
16 120 (1.13%) DBS Check
17 97 (0.91%) A+ Certification
18 90 (0.85%) CISSP
18 90 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
19 83 (0.78%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 972 (9.16%) SLA
2 296 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 146 (1.38%) GDPR
4 126 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 93 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 93 (0.88%) QA
6 59 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 49 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
8 45 (0.42%) NIST
9 40 (0.38%) COBIT
10 29 (0.27%) PMO
10 29 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 20 (0.19%) NCSC
12 12 (0.11%) Data Quality
13 8 (0.075%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 8 (0.075%) HIPAA
14 7 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 6 (0.057%) JSP 440
16 4 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 19770
16 4 (0.038%) MiFID
System Software
1 2,488 (23.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,972 (18.58%) Hyper-V
3 663 (6.25%) XenApp
4 544 (5.13%) vSphere
5 501 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
6 420 (3.96%) XenDesktop
7 224 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
8 223 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 213 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
10 173 (1.63%) Docker
11 145 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
12 105 (0.99%) Terminal Services
13 100 (0.94%) Firmware
14 96 (0.90%) BitLocker
15 85 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 65 (0.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 55 (0.52%) VMware NSX
17 55 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
18 40 (0.38%) DFS Replication
19 33 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,910 (18.00%) SCCM
2 595 (5.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 433 (4.08%) SCOM
4 359 (3.38%) WSUS
5 214 (2.02%) Ansible
6 182 (1.72%) Backup Exec
7 145 (1.37%) Puppet
8 138 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
9 133 (1.25%) Kubernetes
9 133 (1.25%) Terraform
10 107 (1.01%) vCenter Server
11 102 (0.96%) SCOrch
12 99 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 97 (0.91%) SCVMM
14 88 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
15 86 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
16 83 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
17 82 (0.77%) AirWatch
18 69 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
19 66 (0.62%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6,240 (58.80%) Microsoft
2 4,025 (37.93%) VMware
3 2,029 (19.12%) Citrix
4 1,863 (17.56%) Cisco
5 653 (6.15%) HP
6 548 (5.16%) Veeam
7 493 (4.65%) Dell
8 430 (4.05%) Apple
9 291 (2.74%) Meraki
10 271 (2.55%) ServiceNow
11 258 (2.43%) Oracle
12 243 (2.29%) NetApp
13 209 (1.97%) Symantec
14 202 (1.90%) Avaya
15 172 (1.62%) Polycom
16 166 (1.56%) EMC
17 150 (1.41%) SolarWinds
18 149 (1.40%) Red Hat
19 146 (1.38%) Adobe
20 142 (1.34%) IBM