Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 25 34
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 5,208 10,773 11,554
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.69% 7.32% 6.50%
As % of the System Software category 37.71% 43.23% 45.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4,626 9,572 10,004
Median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -

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 13,810 24,921 25,538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.73% 16.93% 14.38%
Number of salaries quoted 11,282 20,464 20,689
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +10.67%

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020. 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 4,804 £42,500 +13.33% 463
UK excluding London -3 3,147 £37,500 +7.14% 391
London -4 1,910 £50,000 +11.11% 99
South East +2 939 £40,000 +14.29% 95
North of England -11 695 £37,500 +10.29% 103
Midlands -6 485 £39,250 +4.67% 51
South West 0 406 £35,500 -8.76% 78
North West -12 363 £40,000 +14.29% 54
East of England +2 362 £37,500 +13.64% 38
West Midlands -5 304 £40,000 +6.67% 33
Work from Home -8 286 £57,500 -11.54% 42
Yorkshire -7 243 £39,000 +20.00% 38
East Midlands -2 179 £35,000 -6.67% 18
Scotland +25 174 £40,000 +23.08% 9
Wales -2 93 £36,500 +14.06% 20
North East +11 89 £31,000 -11.43% 11
Northern Ireland -5 6 £50,000 +117.39% 1

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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 4,106 (78.84%) Windows
2 3,063 (58.81%) Microsoft
3 2,703 (51.90%) Office 365
4 2,232 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 2,056 (39.48%) Azure
6 1,990 (38.21%) VMware
7 1,373 (26.36%) Windows 10
8 1,208 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,148 (22.04%) DNS
10 1,080 (20.74%) PowerShell
11 1,048 (20.12%) ITIL
12 1,018 (19.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 1,003 (19.26%) SCCM
14 985 (18.91%) Firewall
15 934 (17.93%) DHCP
16 886 (17.01%) Citrix
17 885 (16.99%) Hyper-V
18 851 (16.34%) MS Exchange
19 832 (15.98%) Cisco
20 811 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
21 804 (15.44%) SQL Server
22 796 (15.28%) Finance
23 794 (15.25%) Microsoft Office
24 763 (14.65%) SQL
25 710 (13.63%) Windows Server 2016
26 706 (13.56%) Azure Active Directory
27 690 (13.25%) TCP/IP
28 681 (13.08%) AWS
29 639 (12.27%) Linux
30 635 (12.19%) 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
1 851 (16.34%) MS Exchange
2 623 (11.96%) SharePoint
3 270 (5.18%) IIS
4 263 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 227 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 205 (3.94%) Skype for Business
7 84 (1.61%) Confluence
8 32 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 25 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 25 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 21 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (0.38%) Apache
12 19 (0.36%) OpenStack
13 16 (0.31%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.25%) JBoss
15 12 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
15 12 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
16 10 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
17 9 (0.17%) Drupal
Applications
1 794 (15.25%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.058%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.038%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.019%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.019%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.019%) InDesign
9 1 (0.019%) LightWave 3D
9 1 (0.019%) MODO
9 1 (0.019%) Revit
9 1 (0.019%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.019%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 26 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 22 (0.42%) Sentinel
3 20 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.25%) Elite 3E
5 8 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
6 6 (0.12%) R3 Corda
6 6 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.096%) Infor SunSystems
7 5 (0.096%) iTrent
7 5 (0.096%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.077%) assyst
8 4 (0.077%) FastStats
8 4 (0.077%) Unica
9 3 (0.058%) Exchequer
9 3 (0.058%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.038%) Maximo
10 2 (0.038%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.038%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2,703 (51.90%) Office 365
2 2,056 (39.48%) Azure
3 706 (13.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 681 (13.08%) AWS
5 324 (6.22%) IaaS
6 285 (5.47%) PaaS
7 207 (3.97%) SaaS
8 167 (3.21%) OneDrive
9 111 (2.13%) Power Platform
10 98 (1.88%) Mimecast
11 86 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
12 59 (1.13%) GCP
13 48 (0.92%) Serverless
14 45 (0.86%) G Suite
15 43 (0.83%) PowerApps
16 34 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
17 29 (0.56%) Azure Functions
18 25 (0.48%) Logic Apps
19 22 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 21 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,148 (22.04%) DNS
2 985 (18.91%) Firewall
3 934 (17.93%) DHCP
4 690 (13.25%) TCP/IP
5 635 (12.19%) LAN
6 587 (11.27%) WAN
7 444 (8.53%) VPN
8 442 (8.49%) SAN
9 253 (4.86%) Skype
10 224 (4.30%) VoIP
11 214 (4.11%) Wireless
12 183 (3.51%) VLAN
13 179 (3.44%) Wi-Fi
14 154 (2.96%) Internet
15 134 (2.57%) Remote Desktop
16 126 (2.42%) Network Security
17 121 (2.32%) NAS
18 114 (2.19%) NetScaler
19 76 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
20 72 (1.38%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 804 (15.44%) SQL Server
2 79 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
3 78 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
4 67 (1.29%) MySQL
4 67 (1.29%) Power BI
5 64 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 53 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
7 49 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
8 39 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 39 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 33 (0.63%) Oracle Database
10 30 (0.58%) Relational Database
11 29 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
12 27 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 25 (0.48%) Big Data
14 24 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 22 (0.42%) SQL Server 2017
16 21 (0.40%) Data Lake
17 20 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
18 19 (0.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 140 (2.69%) JIRA
2 84 (1.61%) Git (software)
3 44 (0.84%) Jenkins
4 40 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
5 35 (0.67%) TeamCity
6 31 (0.60%) Bitbucket
7 23 (0.44%) Visual Studio
8 22 (0.42%) MSI
9 21 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (0.36%) Metasploit
10 19 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (0.17%) GitLab
11 9 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.15%) CircleCI
13 7 (0.13%) WinDbg
14 6 (0.12%) IntelliJ
14 6 (0.12%) Subversion
15 5 (0.096%) Artifactory
15 5 (0.096%) Gerrit
General
1 796 (15.28%) Finance
2 168 (3.23%) Legal
3 157 (3.01%) Public Sector
4 154 (2.96%) Law
5 134 (2.57%) Banking
6 131 (2.52%) Retail
7 120 (2.30%) Telecoms
8 102 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 67 (1.29%) Marketing
10 64 (1.23%) Local Government
11 59 (1.13%) Advertising
12 49 (0.94%) Back Office
13 41 (0.79%) Games
14 28 (0.54%) Electronics
15 26 (0.50%) Aerospace
16 23 (0.44%) Billing
17 22 (0.42%) Financial Institution
18 15 (0.29%) Military
19 11 (0.21%) Investment Banking
20 10 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 854 (16.40%) Analyst
2 787 (15.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 725 (13.92%) Support Engineer
4 641 (12.31%) IT Support
5 529 (10.16%) IT Engineer
6 379 (7.28%) Support Analyst
7 319 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 298 (5.72%) Consultant
9 281 (5.40%) IT Support Engineer
10 254 (4.88%) Administrator
11 244 (4.69%) Architect
12 242 (4.65%) IT Analyst
13 241 (4.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 213 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support
15 208 (3.99%) Service Analyst
16 202 (3.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 197 (3.78%) Systems Engineer
18 191 (3.67%) Service Desk Analyst
19 188 (3.61%) Desktop Support
20 173 (3.32%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (2.78%) .NET
2 106 (2.04%) LDAP
3 103 (1.98%) Web Services
4 46 (0.88%) HTML
5 41 (0.79%) SAML
6 38 (0.73%) OAuth
7 35 (0.67%) CSS
8 31 (0.60%) SailPoint
9 28 (0.54%) .NET Framework
9 28 (0.54%) XML
10 26 (0.50%) JSON
11 25 (0.48%) REST
12 23 (0.44%) ASP.NET
13 20 (0.38%) AngularJS
14 18 (0.35%) OpenID
15 16 (0.31%) Middleware
16 15 (0.29%) .NET Core
16 15 (0.29%) HTML5
17 13 (0.25%) Entity Framework
18 11 (0.21%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 523 (10.04%) Data Centre
2 261 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 234 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 225 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
5 148 (2.84%) Clustering
6 114 (2.19%) PKI
7 109 (2.09%) Driving Licence
8 93 (1.79%) Public Cloud
9 89 (1.71%) Replication
10 81 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
11 74 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
12 68 (1.31%) Private Cloud
13 66 (1.27%) iPhone
14 59 (1.13%) User Experience
15 50 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
16 48 (0.92%) iPad
17 44 (0.84%) Algorithms
18 43 (0.83%) Cloud Native
19 40 (0.77%) Smartphone
20 39 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4,106 (78.84%) Windows
2 2,232 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 1,373 (26.36%) Windows 10
4 811 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 710 (13.63%) Windows Server 2016
6 639 (12.27%) Linux
7 587 (11.27%) Windows 7
8 544 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 214 (4.11%) Windows Server 2019
10 143 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 142 (2.73%) Windows 8
12 132 (2.53%) Android
13 125 (2.40%) Unix
14 100 (1.92%) Apple iOS
15 74 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 71 (1.36%) Mac OS X
17 70 (1.34%) Mac OS
18 63 (1.21%) CentOS
19 53 (1.02%) Ubuntu
20 42 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,048 (20.12%) ITIL
2 1,018 (19.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 623 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
4 356 (6.84%) Migration
5 328 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
6 317 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 299 (5.74%) DevOps
8 262 (5.03%) Information Security
9 240 (4.61%) Project Delivery
10 239 (4.59%) Cybersecurity
11 232 (4.45%) Incident Management
12 230 (4.42%) Project Management
13 218 (4.19%) Change Management
14 209 (4.01%) Service Delivery
15 207 (3.97%) Service Management
16 191 (3.67%) Mentoring
17 163 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
18 156 (3.00%) ITSM
19 147 (2.82%) Server Management
20 144 (2.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1,080 (20.74%) PowerShell
2 763 (14.65%) SQL
3 153 (2.94%) Python
4 88 (1.69%) Bash Shell
5 86 (1.65%) C#
6 83 (1.59%) VBScript
7 65 (1.25%) Java
8 55 (1.06%) JavaScript
9 52 (1.00%) T-SQL
10 42 (0.81%) C
10 42 (0.81%) VB.NET
11 40 (0.77%) Shell Script
12 29 (0.56%) Perl
13 23 (0.44%) VB
14 21 (0.40%) Ruby
15 17 (0.33%) VBA
16 12 (0.23%) PHP
16 12 (0.23%) R
17 6 (0.12%) Kotlin
17 6 (0.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 628 (12.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 347 (6.66%) Degree
3 302 (5.80%) MCSE
4 294 (5.65%) Security Cleared
5 252 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
6 238 (4.57%) MCSA
7 192 (3.69%) CCNA
8 166 (3.19%) SC Cleared
9 126 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
10 114 (2.19%) MCP
11 113 (2.17%) DV Cleared
11 113 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 81 (1.56%) CCNP
13 76 (1.46%) CISSP
14 74 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
15 56 (1.08%) A+ Certification
16 55 (1.06%) MCITP
17 52 (1.00%) CISM
18 42 (0.81%) Server+ Certification
19 38 (0.73%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 494 (9.49%) SLA
2 205 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 104 (2.00%) GDPR
4 73 (1.40%) QA
5 56 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 38 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
7 29 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 28 (0.54%) NCSC
9 27 (0.52%) NIST
10 20 (0.38%) ISO 9001
11 16 (0.31%) NIST 800
12 14 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.096%) Data Quality
15 4 (0.077%) ISO 14001
16 3 (0.058%) COBIT
16 3 (0.058%) GxP
17 2 (0.038%) PMO
18 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,208 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 885 (16.99%) Hyper-V
3 303 (5.82%) vSphere
4 289 (5.55%) VMware ESXi
5 287 (5.51%) XenApp
6 199 (3.82%) XenDesktop
7 145 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
8 92 (1.77%) Docker
9 91 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
10 67 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
11 61 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 48 (0.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 46 (0.88%) Terminal Server
14 43 (0.83%) Firmware
15 34 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
16 32 (0.61%) Terminal Services
17 31 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 26 (0.50%) BitLocker
19 23 (0.44%) VMware NSX
19 23 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1,003 (19.26%) SCCM
2 387 (7.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 229 (4.40%) SCOM
4 227 (4.36%) WSUS
5 153 (2.94%) Ansible
6 129 (2.48%) Terraform
7 102 (1.96%) vCenter Server
8 97 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
9 94 (1.80%) SCVMM
10 92 (1.77%) Puppet
11 83 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
12 73 (1.40%) Backup Exec
13 69 (1.32%) Kubernetes
14 65 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
15 44 (0.84%) NetBackup
16 33 (0.63%) Nagios
16 33 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
17 29 (0.56%) vRealize
18 25 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
18 25 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 3,063 (58.81%) Microsoft
2 1,990 (38.21%) VMware
3 886 (17.01%) Citrix
4 832 (15.98%) Cisco
5 348 (6.68%) HP
6 224 (4.30%) Veeam
7 207 (3.97%) Dell
8 162 (3.11%) Oracle
9 152 (2.92%) NetApp
10 139 (2.67%) Apple
11 119 (2.28%) EMC
12 117 (2.25%) ServiceNow
13 114 (2.19%) Red Hat
14 113 (2.17%) Meraki
15 107 (2.05%) Symantec
16 106 (2.04%) Google
17 98 (1.88%) Palo Alto
18 80 (1.54%) CheckPoint
19 79 (1.52%) SolarWinds
20 77 (1.48%) Sophos