Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 32 30
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 10,912 11,640 12,559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.75% 6.54% 6.61%
As % of the System Software category 44.62% 50.40% 53.44%
Number of salaries quoted 9,223 10,098 10,867
UK median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +3.17% -3.08% -

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 24,455 23,097 23,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.12% 12.97% 12.37%
Number of salaries quoted 19,966 19,378 19,735
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +1 10,314 £37,500 +7.14% 1,485
UK excluding London -2 6,427 £32,500 +3.17% 1,049
London +3 4,239 £43,625 -0.85% 497
South East -2 2,094 £34,000 +4.62% 306
North of England +5 1,667 £32,500 +12.07% 285
Midlands +11 978 £32,500 +3.17% 171
North West +12 939 £32,500 +12.07% 146
East of England +16 839 £35,000 +7.69% 110
Yorkshire -1 645 £34,000 +13.33% 120
West Midlands +12 598 £36,500 +8.96% 101
South West -15 529 £32,500 -1.52% 115
East Midlands +10 378 £31,000 +3.33% 70
Scotland -24 189 £36,500 -15.12% 34
Wales +2 150 £30,000 - 25
North East -10 83 £31,500 +14.55% 19
Northern Ireland -12 26 £21,000 -37.78% 3
Channel Islands -1 20 £32,500 -
Isle of Man - 3 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 8,751 (80.20%) Windows
2 6,417 (58.81%) Microsoft
3 4,744 (43.48%) Windows Server
4 4,293 (39.34%) Office 365
5 4,010 (36.75%) VMware
6 3,008 (27.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 2,601 (23.84%) MS Exchange
8 2,551 (23.38%) ITIL
9 2,435 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2,429 (22.26%) DNS
11 2,402 (22.01%) Windows 10
12 2,368 (21.70%) Microsoft Office
13 2,236 (20.49%) Windows 7
14 2,201 (20.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 2,069 (18.96%) Citrix
16 2,052 (18.80%) Firewall
17 1,932 (17.71%) Windows Server 2008
18 1,926 (17.65%) DHCP
19 1,911 (17.51%) PowerShell
20 1,876 (17.19%) Hyper-V
21 1,810 (16.59%) SCCM
22 1,799 (16.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 1,702 (15.60%) SQL
24 1,684 (15.43%) Linux
25 1,670 (15.30%) Finance
26 1,621 (14.86%) Cisco
27 1,529 (14.01%) TCP/IP
28 1,513 (13.87%) SQL Server
29 1,450 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
30 1,400 (12.83%) Amazon AWS

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 2,601 (23.84%) MS Exchange
2 969 (8.88%) SharePoint
3 846 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 744 (6.82%) IIS
5 650 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 586 (5.37%) Skype for Business
7 172 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 171 (1.57%) Confluence
9 166 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 162 (1.48%) Apache
11 116 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
12 97 (0.89%) Tomcat
13 95 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 78 (0.71%) IBM Notes
15 57 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
16 51 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
17 45 (0.41%) nginx
18 42 (0.38%) OpenStack
19 41 (0.38%) CMS
20 38 (0.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2,368 (21.70%) Microsoft Office
2 254 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 136 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 93 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 60 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 17 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 17 (0.16%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.046%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.046%) SOLIDWORKS
9 4 (0.037%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.018%) Maya
11 2 (0.018%) Windchill
12 1 (0.009%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 90 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 24 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.16%) Scribe Insight
5 14 (0.13%) assyst
6 13 (0.12%) Concordance
6 13 (0.12%) Relativity
7 11 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.092%) Orchard Housing
9 9 (0.082%) Eikon
9 9 (0.082%) Infor SunSystems
9 9 (0.082%) ReMetrica
10 8 (0.073%) Elite 3E
10 8 (0.073%) NetSuite
10 8 (0.073%) Unit4 Business World
11 5 (0.046%) Visualfiles
12 4 (0.037%) Carpe Diem
12 4 (0.037%) SAP HR
12 4 (0.037%) TRIRIGA
12 4 (0.037%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 4,293 (39.34%) Office 365
2 3,008 (27.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,400 (12.83%) Amazon AWS
4 669 (6.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 347 (3.18%) IaaS
6 305 (2.80%) PaaS
7 275 (2.52%) SaaS
8 200 (1.83%) Mimecast
9 173 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
10 157 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
11 153 (1.40%) Amazon S3
12 140 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
13 121 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
14 107 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
15 105 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 100 (0.92%) Serverless
17 94 (0.86%) OneDrive
18 89 (0.82%) G Suite
19 75 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
20 42 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2,429 (22.26%) DNS
2 2,052 (18.80%) Firewall
3 1,926 (17.65%) DHCP
4 1,529 (14.01%) TCP/IP
5 1,303 (11.94%) LAN
6 1,206 (11.05%) WAN
7 1,102 (10.10%) SAN
8 988 (9.05%) VPN
9 553 (5.07%) VoIP
10 527 (4.83%) Skype
11 479 (4.39%) VLAN
12 420 (3.85%) Wireless
13 401 (3.67%) Network Security
14 395 (3.62%) Internet
15 304 (2.79%) Remote Desktop
16 303 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
17 266 (2.44%) NAS
18 189 (1.73%) NetScaler
19 183 (1.68%) MPLS
19 183 (1.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,513 (13.87%) SQL Server
2 173 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
3 171 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 145 (1.33%) MySQL
5 122 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 103 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 94 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 91 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
9 85 (0.78%) RDBMS
10 77 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
11 73 (0.67%) Oracle Database
12 64 (0.59%) Big Data
13 62 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
14 60 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 54 (0.49%) Cosmos DB
16 52 (0.48%) Power BI
16 52 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
17 51 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
18 48 (0.44%) Hadoop
19 43 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 335 (3.07%) Git (software)
2 290 (2.66%) JIRA
3 284 (2.60%) Jenkins
4 202 (1.85%) TeamCity
5 143 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
6 121 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 109 (1.00%) Visual Studio
8 76 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
9 70 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 63 (0.58%) MSI
11 61 (0.56%) Cucumber
12 60 (0.55%) NUnit
13 57 (0.52%) SpecFlow
14 27 (0.25%) Subversion
15 26 (0.24%) JUnit
16 23 (0.21%) Hudson
17 22 (0.20%) InstallShield
18 21 (0.19%) Bitbucket
19 20 (0.18%) GitLab
20 18 (0.16%) MSBuild
General
1 1,670 (15.30%) Finance
2 376 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 344 (3.15%) Retail
4 330 (3.02%) Banking
5 310 (2.84%) Law
6 293 (2.69%) Legal
7 188 (1.72%) Marketing
8 139 (1.27%) Advertising
9 134 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 100 (0.92%) Games
11 93 (0.85%) Investment Banking
12 87 (0.80%) Back Office
13 63 (0.58%) Publishing
14 53 (0.49%) Electronics
15 47 (0.43%) French Language
16 33 (0.30%) Financial Institution
17 31 (0.28%) German Language
18 28 (0.26%) Local Government
19 24 (0.22%) Billing
20 23 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,257 (20.68%) Analyst
2 1,778 (16.29%) Support Engineer
3 1,494 (13.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,378 (12.63%) IT Support
5 1,147 (10.51%) Support Analyst
6 899 (8.24%) IT Engineer
7 891 (8.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 735 (6.74%) Desktop Support
9 725 (6.64%) Service Analyst
10 684 (6.27%) IT Analyst
11 679 (6.22%) Service Desk Analyst
12 620 (5.68%) Administrator
13 561 (5.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 533 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
15 530 (4.86%) Architect
16 512 (4.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 499 (4.57%) IT Support Analyst
18 491 (4.50%) 1st Line Support
19 461 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support
20 440 (4.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (3.52%) Web Services
2 346 (3.17%) .NET
3 244 (2.24%) LDAP
4 127 (1.16%) HTML
5 114 (1.04%) XML
6 113 (1.04%) REST
7 111 (1.02%) ASP.NET
8 103 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 103 (0.94%) JSON
9 97 (0.89%) CSS
10 89 (0.82%) SAML
11 59 (0.54%) Middleware
11 59 (0.54%) OAuth
12 58 (0.53%) Gherkin
13 57 (0.52%) Software Packaging
14 55 (0.50%) 802.1X
14 55 (0.50%) jQuery
15 50 (0.46%) Node.js
16 45 (0.41%) .NET Framework
17 44 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 935 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 649 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 552 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
4 384 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 303 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 301 (2.76%) Clustering
7 259 (2.37%) Driving Licence
8 247 (2.26%) PKI
9 241 (2.21%) Public Cloud
10 216 (1.98%) Blackberry
11 213 (1.95%) Private Cloud
12 208 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
13 188 (1.72%) Replication
14 174 (1.59%) Fat Client
14 174 (1.59%) Thin Client
15 155 (1.42%) Fintech
16 147 (1.35%) iPhone
17 124 (1.14%) Hedge funds
17 124 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
18 116 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8,751 (80.20%) Windows
2 4,744 (43.48%) Windows Server
3 2,402 (22.01%) Windows 10
4 2,236 (20.49%) Windows 7
5 2,201 (20.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,932 (17.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,684 (15.43%) Linux
8 607 (5.56%) Windows 8
9 428 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 325 (2.98%) Mac OS X
11 305 (2.80%) Apple iOS
12 284 (2.60%) Unix
13 262 (2.40%) Android
14 239 (2.19%) Windows XP
15 203 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 189 (1.73%) Mac OS
17 133 (1.22%) CentOS
18 95 (0.87%) Ubuntu
19 57 (0.52%) Windows Vista
20 48 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,551 (23.38%) ITIL
2 1,799 (16.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,301 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
4 807 (7.40%) Agile Software Development
5 766 (7.02%) Migration
6 696 (6.38%) Service Management
7 684 (6.27%) Project Management
8 664 (6.09%) DevOps
9 592 (5.43%) Incident Management
10 582 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 561 (5.14%) Service Delivery
12 434 (3.98%) Presales
13 421 (3.86%) Problem Management
14 393 (3.60%) Information Security
15 387 (3.55%) ITSM
16 383 (3.51%) Mentoring
17 347 (3.18%) ITIL V3
18 341 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
19 334 (3.06%) Time Management
20 331 (3.03%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,911 (17.51%) PowerShell
2 1,702 (15.60%) SQL
3 333 (3.05%) Python
4 310 (2.84%) Java
5 269 (2.47%) C#
6 211 (1.93%) JavaScript
7 188 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 145 (1.33%) Perl
9 131 (1.20%) VBScript
10 118 (1.08%) C
11 107 (0.98%) T-SQL
12 85 (0.78%) PHP
13 83 (0.76%) Shell Script
14 72 (0.66%) VB
15 65 (0.60%) Ruby
16 45 (0.41%) VBA
17 30 (0.27%) C++
18 25 (0.23%) Korn
19 23 (0.21%) PL/SQL
20 22 (0.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,450 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 988 (9.05%) MCSE
3 895 (8.20%) Degree
4 595 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
5 528 (4.84%) MCSA
6 444 (4.07%) Security Cleared
7 423 (3.88%) CCNA
8 406 (3.72%) MCP
9 349 (3.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 290 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
11 273 (2.50%) SC Cleared
12 248 (2.27%) MCITP
13 190 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
14 159 (1.46%) CCNP
14 159 (1.46%) CISSP
15 147 (1.35%) A+ Certification
16 106 (0.97%) DBS Check
16 106 (0.97%) DV Cleared
17 102 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
18 93 (0.85%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 862 (7.90%) SLA
2 326 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 163 (1.49%) GDPR
4 128 (1.17%) PCI DSS
5 79 (0.72%) QA
6 70 (0.64%) PMO
7 50 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
8 39 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 33 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 24 (0.22%) COBIT
11 20 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 19 (0.17%) HIPAA
13 15 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 15 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.073%) GAMP
15 5 (0.046%) Government Security Classifications
15 5 (0.046%) PMBOK
16 4 (0.037%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 4 (0.037%) DICOM
16 4 (0.037%) HL7
System Software
1 2,435 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,876 (17.19%) Hyper-V
3 681 (6.24%) XenApp
4 551 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
5 547 (5.01%) vSphere
6 411 (3.77%) XenDesktop
7 316 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
8 198 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 194 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
10 190 (1.74%) Docker
11 179 (1.64%) Terminal Services
12 133 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 113 (1.04%) XenServer
14 90 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
15 78 (0.71%) BitLocker
16 64 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 58 (0.53%) Firmware
18 47 (0.43%) Terminal Server
19 44 (0.40%) DFS Replication
20 40 (0.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1,810 (16.59%) SCCM
2 526 (4.82%) SCOM
3 319 (2.92%) Ansible
4 287 (2.63%) Puppet
5 252 (2.31%) WSUS
6 242 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
7 232 (2.13%) Backup Exec
8 228 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
9 173 (1.59%) vCenter Server
10 163 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
11 135 (1.24%) Nagios
12 118 (1.08%) Terraform
13 102 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
13 102 (0.93%) SCVMM
14 100 (0.92%) AirWatch
15 95 (0.87%) Kubernetes
15 95 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
16 84 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
16 84 (0.77%) NetBackup
17 72 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6,417 (58.81%) Microsoft
2 4,010 (36.75%) VMware
3 2,069 (18.96%) Citrix
4 1,621 (14.86%) Cisco
5 745 (6.83%) HP
6 537 (4.92%) Apple
7 474 (4.34%) Veeam
8 406 (3.72%) Dell
9 364 (3.34%) NetApp
10 296 (2.71%) Oracle
11 287 (2.63%) Google
12 268 (2.46%) Symantec
13 256 (2.35%) ServiceNow
14 233 (2.14%) Red Hat
15 226 (2.07%) EMC
16 217 (1.99%) McAfee
17 210 (1.92%) Remedy
18 206 (1.89%) SolarWinds
19 192 (1.76%) Ivanti
20 181 (1.66%) Avaya