Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 29 27
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 11,199 11,426 13,535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.46% 6.47% 6.54%
As % of the System Software category 49.42% 52.74% 56.61%
Number of salaries quoted 9,754 9,777 11,938
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £58,750
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 22,659 21,664 23,910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.06% 12.28% 11.55%
Number of salaries quoted 18,890 17,988 20,190
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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 -3 10,496 £36,000 +2.86% 1,573
UK excluding London -3 6,683 £32,500 - 1,155
London +6 4,226 £45,000 +12.50% 501
South East -5 2,188 £32,500 -1.52% 312
North of England -11 1,506 £30,000 -4.91% 299
Midlands -7 1,013 £32,500 - 191
North West -6 808 £29,000 -10.77% 168
South West +8 806 £32,500 +8.33% 135
East of England +2 744 £33,500 -4.29% 135
West Midlands -4 646 £33,500 +8.06% 110
Yorkshire -9 584 £30,000 -2.44% 96
East Midlands -5 367 £32,500 -1.52% 81
Scotland -18 248 £44,705 +19.21% 54
Wales +5 165 £28,500 -5.00% 26
North East -13 114 £30,000 +3.45% 35
Northern Ireland -7 28 £26,500 -3.64% 3
Channel Islands +1 6 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 8,945 (79.87%) Windows
2 6,465 (57.73%) Microsoft
3 5,049 (45.08%) Windows Server
4 4,649 (41.51%) VMware
5 3,665 (32.73%) Office 365
6 3,054 (27.27%) ITIL
7 2,950 (26.34%) MS Exchange
8 2,878 (25.70%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2,765 (24.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 2,546 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 2,443 (21.81%) Windows 7
12 2,428 (21.68%) Citrix
13 2,345 (20.94%) Microsoft Office
14 2,341 (20.90%) DNS
15 2,237 (19.97%) Firewall
16 2,174 (19.41%) Hyper-V
17 2,166 (19.34%) Cisco
18 2,145 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
19 1,894 (16.91%) Windows 10
20 1,872 (16.72%) DHCP
21 1,801 (16.08%) Microsoft Certification
22 1,757 (15.69%) SCCM
23 1,700 (15.18%) SQL Server
24 1,696 (15.14%) Finance
25 1,643 (14.67%) PowerShell
26 1,592 (14.22%) SQL
27 1,498 (13.38%) TCP/IP
28 1,426 (12.73%) WAN
29 1,391 (12.42%) LAN
30 1,376 (12.29%) 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 2,950 (26.34%) MS Exchange
2 1,257 (11.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1,022 (9.13%) SharePoint
4 843 (7.53%) Skype for Business
5 818 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 687 (6.13%) IIS
7 337 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 181 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 158 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 152 (1.36%) Apache
11 132 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
12 106 (0.95%) Tomcat
13 68 (0.61%) Confluence
14 62 (0.55%) JBoss
15 56 (0.50%) WebSphere
16 55 (0.49%) CMS
17 52 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
17 52 (0.46%) IBM Notes
18 49 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
19 48 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2,345 (20.94%) Microsoft Office
2 151 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 87 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 60 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 26 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.071%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.054%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.054%) Maya
9 4 (0.036%) Houdini
9 4 (0.036%) InCopy
9 4 (0.036%) InDesign
9 4 (0.036%) NUKE
9 4 (0.036%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.027%) CINEMA 4D
10 3 (0.027%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.027%) Revit
10 3 (0.027%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.027%) SPSS
10 3 (0.027%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 131 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 25 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 22 (0.20%) Eikon
6 16 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 12 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
7 12 (0.11%) Scribe Insight
8 10 (0.089%) NetSuite
9 9 (0.080%) Dynamics GP
9 9 (0.080%) HFM
10 7 (0.063%) SAP ERP
10 7 (0.063%) SAP GRC
11 6 (0.054%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 6 (0.054%) SAP CRM
12 5 (0.045%) Visualfiles
13 4 (0.036%) Markit EDM
13 4 (0.036%) SystmOne
14 3 (0.027%) Veritas eDiscovery
14 3 (0.027%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 3,665 (32.73%) Office 365
2 2,145 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 845 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
4 484 (4.32%) IaaS
5 469 (4.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 319 (2.85%) PaaS
7 197 (1.76%) SaaS
8 185 (1.65%) Mimecast
9 136 (1.21%) OneDrive
10 123 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
11 100 (0.89%) G Suite
12 65 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
13 52 (0.46%) GitHub
14 49 (0.44%) Serverless
15 41 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 40 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
17 38 (0.34%) Amazon S3
18 35 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
19 33 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 32 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2,341 (20.90%) DNS
2 2,237 (19.97%) Firewall
3 1,872 (16.72%) DHCP
4 1,498 (13.38%) TCP/IP
5 1,426 (12.73%) WAN
6 1,391 (12.42%) LAN
7 1,376 (12.29%) SAN
8 1,040 (9.29%) VPN
9 727 (6.49%) Skype
10 678 (6.05%) VoIP
11 554 (4.95%) VLAN
12 386 (3.45%) Wireless
13 345 (3.08%) Network Security
14 323 (2.88%) Internet
15 297 (2.65%) NAS
16 290 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
17 260 (2.32%) MPLS
18 258 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
19 248 (2.21%) LDAP
20 205 (1.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,700 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 241 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 187 (1.67%) MySQL
4 180 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 108 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 108 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 97 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
7 87 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
8 86 (0.77%) Oracle Database
9 81 (0.72%) NoSQL
10 79 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 76 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
12 65 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
13 50 (0.45%) RDBMS
14 46 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
15 40 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
16 38 (0.34%) GIS
16 38 (0.34%) Power BI
17 37 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
18 35 (0.31%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 184 (1.64%) Visual Studio
2 165 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 115 (1.03%) JIRA
4 102 (0.91%) MSI
5 88 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 83 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 81 (0.72%) TeamCity
8 74 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
9 55 (0.49%) Jenkins
10 50 (0.45%) Subversion
11 40 (0.36%) JUnit
12 34 (0.30%) Maven
13 32 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 30 (0.27%) InstallShield
15 19 (0.17%) Metasploit
16 17 (0.15%) Hudson
17 14 (0.13%) Vagrant
18 11 (0.098%) Burp Suite
19 10 (0.089%) AppScan
19 10 (0.089%) Travis CI
General
1 1,696 (15.14%) Finance
2 431 (3.85%) Law
3 405 (3.62%) Legal
4 384 (3.43%) Banking
5 372 (3.32%) Telecoms
6 313 (2.79%) Retail
7 207 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 161 (1.44%) Advertising
9 128 (1.14%) Investment Banking
10 127 (1.13%) Games
10 127 (1.13%) Marketing
11 87 (0.78%) Retail Banking
12 86 (0.77%) Back Office
13 69 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 53 (0.47%) Electronics
15 50 (0.45%) Publishing
16 32 (0.29%) French Language
17 24 (0.21%) Front Office
17 24 (0.21%) German Language
18 20 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,370 (21.16%) Analyst
2 2,048 (18.29%) Support Engineer
3 1,484 (13.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,479 (13.21%) IT Support
5 1,203 (10.74%) Support Analyst
6 1,033 (9.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 971 (8.67%) IT Engineer
8 809 (7.22%) Desktop Support
9 730 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 686 (6.13%) IT Analyst
11 681 (6.08%) Service Analyst
12 621 (5.55%) Service Desk Analyst
13 599 (5.35%) IT Support Engineer
14 581 (5.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 566 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support
16 547 (4.88%) Administrator
17 544 (4.86%) Windows Engineer
18 494 (4.41%) IT Support Analyst
19 486 (4.34%) Architect
20 482 (4.30%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (3.35%) .NET
2 351 (3.13%) Web Services
3 199 (1.78%) HTML
4 126 (1.13%) ASP.NET
5 123 (1.10%) XML
6 117 (1.04%) Software Packaging
7 93 (0.83%) CSS
8 88 (0.79%) .NET Framework
9 81 (0.72%) AngularJS
10 78 (0.70%) J2EE
11 75 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 66 (0.59%) HTML5
13 61 (0.54%) REST
14 55 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
15 48 (0.43%) SOAP
16 47 (0.42%) Spring
17 44 (0.39%) SailPoint
18 39 (0.35%) Node.js
19 37 (0.33%) WCF
20 34 (0.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 857 (7.65%) Data Centre
2 587 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 443 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 395 (3.53%) Clustering
5 390 (3.48%) Driving Licence
6 328 (2.93%) Blackberry
7 290 (2.59%) Computer Science
8 174 (1.55%) User Experience
9 160 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
10 155 (1.38%) Hedge funds
10 155 (1.38%) PKI
11 153 (1.37%) Replication
12 150 (1.34%) iPhone
13 142 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
13 142 (1.27%) Fat Client
13 142 (1.27%) Thin Client
14 120 (1.07%) iPad
15 115 (1.03%) Public Cloud
16 110 (0.98%) Smartphone
17 104 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8,945 (79.87%) Windows
2 5,049 (45.08%) Windows Server
3 2,765 (24.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 2,546 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 2,443 (21.81%) Windows 7
6 1,894 (16.91%) Windows 10
7 1,189 (10.62%) Linux
8 846 (7.55%) Windows 8
9 621 (5.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 376 (3.36%) Unix
11 356 (3.18%) Mac OS X
12 350 (3.13%) Windows XP
13 299 (2.67%) Android
14 267 (2.38%) Apple iOS
15 181 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 157 (1.40%) CentOS
17 132 (1.18%) Mac OS
18 99 (0.88%) Ubuntu
19 68 (0.61%) Windows Vista
20 61 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,054 (27.27%) ITIL
2 696 (6.21%) Migration
3 681 (6.08%) Service Management
4 662 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
5 647 (5.78%) Service Delivery
6 531 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
7 495 (4.42%) Project Management
8 466 (4.16%) Change Management
9 452 (4.04%) Problem Management
10 443 (3.96%) Presales
11 406 (3.63%) Mentoring
12 393 (3.51%) Incident Management
13 377 (3.37%) Asset Management
14 363 (3.24%) Information Security
15 360 (3.21%) Time Management
16 323 (2.88%) Continuous Improvement
17 314 (2.80%) ITIL V3
18 313 (2.79%) DevOps
19 312 (2.79%) CRM
20 288 (2.57%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1,643 (14.67%) PowerShell
2 1,592 (14.22%) SQL
3 261 (2.33%) C#
4 216 (1.93%) Python
5 191 (1.71%) Java
6 186 (1.66%) JavaScript
7 162 (1.45%) Bash Shell
8 160 (1.43%) T-SQL
9 154 (1.38%) Perl
10 141 (1.26%) VBScript
11 139 (1.24%) Shell Script
12 113 (1.01%) C
13 90 (0.80%) VB
14 76 (0.68%) PHP
15 51 (0.46%) PL/SQL
16 42 (0.38%) C++
17 40 (0.36%) VBA
18 19 (0.17%) Ruby
19 10 (0.089%) VB.NET
20 9 (0.080%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1,801 (16.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,168 (10.43%) MCSE
3 859 (7.67%) Degree
4 751 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
5 629 (5.62%) MCSA
6 585 (5.22%) CCNA
7 508 (4.54%) MCP
8 504 (4.50%) Security Cleared
9 308 (2.75%) CCNP
10 303 (2.71%) SC Cleared
11 302 (2.70%) MCITP
12 269 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
13 241 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 219 (1.96%) CISSP
15 205 (1.83%) DV Cleared
16 197 (1.76%) Citrix Certification
17 177 (1.58%) CISM
18 153 (1.37%) CCA
19 143 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
20 136 (1.21%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 836 (7.46%) SLA
2 286 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 124 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 78 (0.70%) GDPR
4 78 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 65 (0.58%) QA
6 35 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 35 (0.31%) PMO
7 29 (0.26%) COBIT
8 20 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 18 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 16 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 16 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 15 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.071%) GCP
13 6 (0.054%) FISMA
13 6 (0.054%) ISO 22301
13 6 (0.054%) ISO 31000
14 5 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 3 (0.027%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2,878 (25.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2,174 (19.41%) Hyper-V
3 779 (6.96%) XenApp
4 654 (5.84%) vSphere
5 648 (5.79%) VMware ESXi
6 503 (4.49%) XenDesktop
7 279 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 252 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
9 190 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
10 187 (1.67%) Terminal Services
11 158 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
12 152 (1.36%) XenServer
13 76 (0.68%) BitLocker
14 74 (0.66%) Docker
15 72 (0.64%) VirtualBox
16 69 (0.62%) NFS
17 63 (0.56%) DFS Replication
18 56 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 55 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
20 37 (0.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1,757 (15.69%) SCCM
2 609 (5.44%) SCOM
3 283 (2.53%) WSUS
4 216 (1.93%) Backup Exec
5 207 (1.85%) Puppet
6 204 (1.82%) vCenter Server
7 185 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
8 154 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
9 143 (1.28%) AirWatch
10 141 (1.26%) SCOrch
11 118 (1.05%) Nagios
12 107 (0.96%) Ansible
13 103 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 98 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
15 96 (0.86%) SCVMM
16 89 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 87 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
18 85 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 79 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
20 58 (0.52%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6,465 (57.73%) Microsoft
2 4,649 (41.51%) VMware
3 2,428 (21.68%) Citrix
4 2,166 (19.34%) Cisco
5 907 (8.10%) HP
6 570 (5.09%) Apple
7 467 (4.17%) Dell
8 435 (3.88%) Veeam
9 419 (3.74%) NetApp
10 355 (3.17%) Oracle
11 269 (2.40%) Symantec
12 265 (2.37%) Google
13 254 (2.27%) Red Hat
14 231 (2.06%) Avaya
15 227 (2.03%) Ivanti
16 205 (1.83%) Juniper
17 200 (1.79%) McAfee
18 193 (1.72%) EMC
19 186 (1.66%) ServiceNow
20 183 (1.63%) IBM