Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 32 29
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 11,272 11,448 13,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.47% 6.44% 6.73%
As % of the System Software category 44.87% 51.17% 54.05%
Number of salaries quoted 9,498 9,971 12,047
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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 25,121 22,371 25,302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.43% 12.59% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 20,323 18,840 21,445
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -

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 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the UK

Active Directory
Top 18 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 19 July 2018. 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 -2 10,605 £36,500 +4.29% 1,170
UK excluding London -1 6,524 £32,500 - 846
London +4 4,433 £44,500 +4.71% 385
South East -7 2,107 £32,500 - 234
North of England -5 1,556 £32,500 +1.56% 233
Midlands +12 1,079 £32,500 - 134
East of England -2 791 £35,000 +7.69% 119
North West +2 790 £31,500 - 123
Yorkshire -7 691 £34,563 +6.35% 91
West Midlands +15 663 £32,500 - 83
South West +15 637 £30,969 +6.79% 65
East Midlands +11 415 £35,000 +7.69% 50
Scotland -12 205 £35,000 -12.50% 32
Wales +9 143 £27,000 -12.90% 25
North East -33 75 £30,500 +10.91% 19
Northern Ireland +2 32 £21,000 -31.15% 4
Channel Islands -2 15 £29,500 -9.23%
Isle of Man - 5 £29,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 9,020 (80.02%) Windows
2 6,569 (58.28%) Microsoft
3 5,006 (44.41%) Windows Server
4 4,395 (38.99%) VMware
5 4,119 (36.54%) Office 365
6 2,895 (25.68%) Microsoft Azure
7 2,821 (25.03%) ITIL
8 2,634 (23.37%) MS Exchange
9 2,630 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2,562 (22.73%) DNS
11 2,448 (21.72%) Microsoft Office
12 2,407 (21.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 2,353 (20.87%) Windows 7
14 2,256 (20.01%) Windows Server 2008
15 2,197 (19.49%) Windows 10
16 2,186 (19.39%) Citrix
17 2,166 (19.22%) Hyper-V
18 2,109 (18.71%) Firewall
19 2,010 (17.83%) DHCP
20 1,893 (16.79%) PowerShell
21 1,835 (16.28%) SCCM
22 1,794 (15.92%) Cisco
23 1,757 (15.59%) SQL
24 1,716 (15.22%) Finance
25 1,702 (15.10%) SQL Server
26 1,684 (14.94%) Microsoft Certification
27 1,623 (14.40%) Linux
28 1,466 (13.01%) TCP/IP
29 1,374 (12.19%) LAN
30 1,317 (11.68%) SAN

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 2,634 (23.37%) MS Exchange
2 976 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 966 (8.57%) SharePoint
4 828 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 730 (6.48%) IIS
6 666 (5.91%) Skype for Business
7 229 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 180 (1.60%) Apache
9 172 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 147 (1.30%) Confluence
11 136 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 126 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
13 75 (0.67%) Tomcat
14 62 (0.55%) IBM Notes
15 49 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
15 49 (0.43%) nginx
16 47 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
17 45 (0.40%) JBoss
18 42 (0.37%) WebLogic
18 42 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2,448 (21.72%) Microsoft Office
2 270 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 185 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 61 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
4 61 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 15 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.080%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.027%) Stata
11 2 (0.018%) Maya
11 2 (0.018%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.009%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.009%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.009%) InDesign
12 1 (0.009%) NUKE
12 1 (0.009%) Revit
12 1 (0.009%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 90 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 35 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 29 (0.26%) Elite 3E
5 20 (0.18%) assyst
6 17 (0.15%) Eikon
7 15 (0.13%) Workfront
8 14 (0.12%) Concordance
8 14 (0.12%) Relativity
9 13 (0.12%) Scribe Insight
10 10 (0.089%) Visualfiles
11 9 (0.080%) Oracle EBS R12
12 8 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
12 8 (0.071%) NetSuite
12 8 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
13 6 (0.053%) Infor SunSystems
13 6 (0.053%) Oracle ERP
13 6 (0.053%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 6 (0.053%) ReMetrica
13 6 (0.053%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4,119 (36.54%) Office 365
2 2,895 (25.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,289 (11.44%) Amazon AWS
4 602 (5.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 446 (3.96%) IaaS
6 297 (2.63%) PaaS
7 230 (2.04%) SaaS
8 188 (1.67%) Mimecast
9 169 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
10 132 (1.17%) OneDrive
11 122 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
12 111 (0.98%) Amazon S3
13 103 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
14 100 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
15 93 (0.83%) G Suite
16 91 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 88 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
18 52 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
18 52 (0.46%) Serverless
19 28 (0.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2,562 (22.73%) DNS
2 2,109 (18.71%) Firewall
3 2,010 (17.83%) DHCP
4 1,466 (13.01%) TCP/IP
5 1,374 (12.19%) LAN
6 1,317 (11.68%) SAN
7 1,260 (11.18%) WAN
8 1,082 (9.60%) VPN
9 530 (4.70%) Skype
10 501 (4.44%) VoIP
11 451 (4.00%) VLAN
12 418 (3.71%) Wireless
13 380 (3.37%) Network Security
14 348 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
15 340 (3.02%) Internet
16 330 (2.93%) NAS
17 243 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
18 237 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
19 208 (1.85%) NetScaler
20 159 (1.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,702 (15.10%) SQL Server
2 188 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 187 (1.66%) MySQL
4 128 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
5 127 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 97 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 86 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 83 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
8 83 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
9 78 (0.69%) Relational Database
10 74 (0.66%) Oracle Database
10 74 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
11 67 (0.59%) Big Data
12 64 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
13 54 (0.48%) Hadoop
14 52 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
15 49 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
16 44 (0.39%) NoSQL
17 40 (0.35%) RDBMS
18 36 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 322 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 275 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 266 (2.36%) JIRA
4 177 (1.57%) TeamCity
5 157 (1.39%) Visual Studio
6 153 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
7 118 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 91 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 75 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
10 57 (0.51%) MSI
11 44 (0.39%) Subversion
12 37 (0.33%) MSBuild
13 31 (0.28%) NUnit
14 28 (0.25%) JUnit
15 25 (0.22%) Cucumber
15 25 (0.22%) InstallShield
15 25 (0.22%) SpecFlow
16 22 (0.20%) Fiddler
17 21 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 17 (0.15%) CruiseControl
General
1 1,716 (15.22%) Finance
2 373 (3.31%) Retail
3 326 (2.89%) Telecoms
4 323 (2.87%) Law
5 302 (2.68%) Legal
6 291 (2.58%) Banking
7 242 (2.15%) Marketing
8 175 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 155 (1.38%) Advertising
10 125 (1.11%) Games
11 103 (0.91%) Back Office
12 86 (0.76%) Investment Banking
13 58 (0.51%) Billing
14 52 (0.46%) German Language
15 50 (0.44%) French Language
16 45 (0.40%) Financial Institution
16 45 (0.40%) Publishing
17 37 (0.33%) Electronics
18 30 (0.27%) Automotive
19 28 (0.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 2,352 (20.87%) Analyst
2 1,853 (16.44%) Support Engineer
3 1,481 (13.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,418 (12.58%) IT Support
5 1,167 (10.35%) Support Analyst
6 924 (8.20%) IT Engineer
7 922 (8.18%) 2nd Line Support
8 808 (7.17%) Desktop Support
9 776 (6.88%) Service Analyst
10 693 (6.15%) IT Analyst
11 690 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
12 619 (5.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 573 (5.08%) IT Support Engineer
14 572 (5.07%) Architect
15 569 (5.05%) Administrator
16 544 (4.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 508 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support
18 481 (4.27%) Consultant
19 467 (4.14%) Windows Engineer
20 466 (4.13%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (3.41%) .NET
2 376 (3.34%) Web Services
3 288 (2.56%) LDAP
4 183 (1.62%) HTML
5 145 (1.29%) .NET Framework
5 145 (1.29%) ASP.NET
6 141 (1.25%) CSS
7 119 (1.06%) Middleware
8 108 (0.96%) XML
9 104 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 86 (0.76%) REST
11 83 (0.74%) SAML
12 75 (0.67%) OAuth
13 68 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
13 68 (0.60%) Entity Framework
14 60 (0.53%) Software Packaging
15 59 (0.52%) WCF
16 50 (0.44%) AngularJS
17 49 (0.43%) JSON
18 45 (0.40%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 929 (8.24%) Data Centre
2 685 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 555 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
4 386 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 384 (3.41%) Driving Licence
6 315 (2.79%) Blackberry
7 305 (2.71%) Computer Science
8 285 (2.53%) Clustering
9 222 (1.97%) Public Cloud
10 218 (1.93%) PKI
11 213 (1.89%) Private Cloud
12 207 (1.84%) Replication
13 191 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
14 181 (1.61%) iPhone
15 172 (1.53%) User Experience
16 169 (1.50%) iPad
17 139 (1.23%) Fat Client
17 139 (1.23%) Thin Client
18 124 (1.10%) Hedge funds
19 106 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9,020 (80.02%) Windows
2 5,006 (44.41%) Windows Server
3 2,407 (21.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 2,353 (20.87%) Windows 7
5 2,256 (20.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 2,197 (19.49%) Windows 10
7 1,623 (14.40%) Linux
8 575 (5.10%) Windows 8
9 477 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 377 (3.34%) Mac OS X
11 339 (3.01%) Unix
12 328 (2.91%) Android
13 258 (2.29%) Windows XP
14 245 (2.17%) Apple iOS
15 215 (1.91%) Mac OS
16 190 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 121 (1.07%) CentOS
18 84 (0.75%) Ubuntu
19 59 (0.52%) Solaris
20 43 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,821 (25.03%) ITIL
2 1,299 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
3 739 (6.56%) Migration
4 701 (6.22%) Service Management
5 665 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 646 (5.73%) DevOps
7 632 (5.61%) Project Management
8 631 (5.60%) Service Delivery
9 618 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
10 447 (3.97%) Presales
11 446 (3.96%) Incident Management
12 413 (3.66%) Problem Management
13 394 (3.50%) ITSM
14 366 (3.25%) Time Management
15 365 (3.24%) Mentoring
16 358 (3.18%) ITIL V3
17 330 (2.93%) Change Management
18 328 (2.91%) Mobile Device Management
19 307 (2.72%) Information Security
20 305 (2.71%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1,893 (16.79%) PowerShell
2 1,757 (15.59%) SQL
3 312 (2.77%) C#
4 268 (2.38%) Python
5 241 (2.14%) JavaScript
6 200 (1.77%) Java
7 194 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 190 (1.69%) Bash Shell
9 149 (1.32%) VBScript
10 131 (1.16%) Perl
11 128 (1.14%) C
12 92 (0.82%) VB
13 79 (0.70%) Ruby
14 75 (0.67%) Shell Script
15 70 (0.62%) VBA
16 39 (0.35%) C++
16 39 (0.35%) PHP
17 20 (0.18%) VB.NET
18 12 (0.11%) Bourne shell
18 12 (0.11%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1,684 (14.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,141 (10.12%) MCSE
3 949 (8.42%) Degree
4 631 (5.60%) MCSA
5 574 (5.09%) Cisco Certification
6 524 (4.65%) MCP
7 481 (4.27%) Security Cleared
8 425 (3.77%) CCNA
9 341 (3.03%) MCITP
10 319 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 251 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
12 233 (2.07%) SC Cleared
13 210 (1.86%) DBS Check
14 196 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
15 178 (1.58%) CCNP
16 163 (1.45%) MCTS
17 131 (1.16%) A+ Certification
18 111 (0.98%) CISSP
19 104 (0.92%) DV Cleared
20 96 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 904 (8.02%) SLA
2 258 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 135 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 134 (1.19%) GDPR
5 84 (0.75%) PMO
6 71 (0.63%) QA
7 48 (0.43%) COBIT
8 34 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 29 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 22 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
11 19 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (0.098%) ISO 9001
12 11 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 9 (0.080%) ISO 9000
14 8 (0.071%) GCP
15 6 (0.053%) GAMP
15 6 (0.053%) PMBOK
16 4 (0.035%) GPG13
16 4 (0.035%) HL7
16 4 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 2,630 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2,166 (19.22%) Hyper-V
3 729 (6.47%) XenApp
4 640 (5.68%) vSphere
5 613 (5.44%) VMware ESXi
6 490 (4.35%) XenDesktop
7 294 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
8 286 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 237 (2.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 211 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
11 159 (1.41%) Terminal Services
12 123 (1.09%) Docker
13 119 (1.06%) XenServer
14 80 (0.71%) BitLocker
15 79 (0.70%) Firmware
16 78 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 72 (0.64%) DFS Replication
18 69 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
19 54 (0.48%) VMware NSX
20 44 (0.39%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,835 (16.28%) SCCM
2 523 (4.64%) SCOM
3 274 (2.43%) WSUS
4 264 (2.34%) Ansible
5 263 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 259 (2.30%) Puppet
7 244 (2.16%) Backup Exec
8 202 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
9 201 (1.78%) vCenter Server
10 168 (1.49%) SCOrch
11 146 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
12 140 (1.24%) Failover Clustering
13 139 (1.23%) AirWatch
14 134 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 119 (1.06%) SCVMM
16 117 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 97 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
18 92 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
19 90 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 90 (0.80%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6,569 (58.28%) Microsoft
2 4,395 (38.99%) VMware
3 2,186 (19.39%) Citrix
4 1,794 (15.92%) Cisco
5 772 (6.85%) HP
6 731 (6.49%) Apple
7 503 (4.46%) Veeam
8 400 (3.55%) Oracle
9 365 (3.24%) NetApp
10 348 (3.09%) Dell
11 337 (2.99%) Google
12 271 (2.40%) ServiceNow
13 255 (2.26%) SolarWinds
14 253 (2.24%) Symantec
15 251 (2.23%) Red Hat
16 211 (1.87%) EMC
17 196 (1.74%) Remedy
18 193 (1.71%) McAfee
19 192 (1.70%) Avaya
20 171 (1.52%) IBM