Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 34 30
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 10,367 11,151 10,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.19% 6.49% 6.36%
As % of the System Software category 43.68% 46.20% 51.27%
Number of salaries quoted 8,744 9,438 9,344
UK median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £22,300 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +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 23,736 24,135 20,944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.46% 14.05% 12.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19,354 19,584 17,508
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +4.94%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% -

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 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 9,728 £37,500 - 420
UK excluding London +6 6,521 £35,000 +7.69% 325
London -3 3,546 £45,000 - 121
South East +3 1,993 £35,500 +9.23% 81
North of England +17 1,634 £33,500 +3.08% 103
Midlands +4 1,095 £37,500 +10.29% 50
North West +22 818 £35,000 +9.38% 65
East of England +20 765 £33,500 -4.29% 25
Yorkshire +11 735 £32,500 -5.45% 35
West Midlands +1 718 £40,000 +23.08% 27
South West -5 658 £39,000 +23.81% 41
East Midlands +13 376 £37,500 +7.14% 23
Scotland +6 225 £32,500 -23.53% 14
Wales +4 118 £32,000 +25.49% 12
North East +6 85 £36,500 +21.67% 3
Northern Ireland -25 29 £23,000 -6.12%
Channel Islands +4 11 £30,000 +1.69%
Isle of Man 0 5 £45,000 +52.54%

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 7,949 (76.68%) Windows
2 5,953 (57.42%) Microsoft
3 4,503 (43.44%) Office 365
4 4,258 (41.07%) Windows Server
5 4,001 (38.59%) VMware
6 3,169 (30.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 2,604 (25.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2,528 (24.39%) ITIL
9 2,356 (22.73%) DNS
10 2,338 (22.55%) Windows 10
11 2,255 (21.75%) MS Exchange
12 2,192 (21.14%) Microsoft Office
13 2,160 (20.84%) Firewall
14 2,007 (19.36%) Hyper-V
15 1,990 (19.20%) Citrix
16 1,915 (18.47%) Cisco
16 1,915 (18.47%) PowerShell
17 1,903 (18.36%) DHCP
18 1,884 (18.17%) Windows Server 2012
19 1,859 (17.93%) Windows 7
20 1,776 (17.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 1,643 (15.85%) SCCM
22 1,597 (15.40%) Windows Server 2008
23 1,578 (15.22%) SQL
24 1,533 (14.79%) Microsoft Certification
25 1,451 (14.00%) Finance
26 1,415 (13.65%) SQL Server
27 1,386 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
28 1,366 (13.18%) Linux
29 1,229 (11.85%) TCP/IP

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 2,255 (21.75%) MS Exchange
2 987 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 659 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 622 (6.00%) IIS
5 603 (5.82%) Skype for Business
6 491 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 150 (1.45%) Apache
8 145 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 134 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 128 (1.23%) Confluence
11 99 (0.95%) Tomcat
12 85 (0.82%) IBM Notes
13 79 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 73 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
15 50 (0.48%) CMS
16 43 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
17 37 (0.36%) WebSphere
18 35 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
19 27 (0.26%) nginx
20 26 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2,192 (21.14%) Microsoft Office
2 199 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 128 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 91 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 45 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 17 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 16 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 11 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.019%) FileZilla
11 2 (0.019%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.019%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 2 (0.019%) PTC Creo
11 2 (0.019%) Revit
11 2 (0.019%) SPSS
12 1 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.010%) Maya
12 1 (0.010%) MODO
12 1 (0.010%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 76 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 27 (0.26%) Elite 3E
4 26 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
5 20 (0.19%) Sage X3
6 18 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
7 16 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 14 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 12 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 12 (0.12%) HFM
9 12 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
10 9 (0.087%) Unit4 Business World
11 8 (0.077%) NetSuite
11 8 (0.077%) Workfront
12 7 (0.068%) Eikon
12 7 (0.068%) Odoo
12 7 (0.068%) SAP ERP
13 6 (0.058%) iTrent
13 6 (0.058%) Q-Pulse
13 6 (0.058%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4,503 (43.44%) Office 365
2 3,169 (30.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,119 (10.79%) Amazon AWS
4 947 (9.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 451 (4.35%) IaaS
6 355 (3.42%) PaaS
7 339 (3.27%) SaaS
8 166 (1.60%) OneDrive
9 164 (1.58%) Mimecast
10 128 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 98 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
12 93 (0.90%) Power Platform
13 91 (0.88%) Serverless
14 88 (0.85%) Amazon S3
15 86 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
16 80 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 75 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
18 61 (0.59%) G Suite
19 56 (0.54%) Azure Stack
20 50 (0.48%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 2,356 (22.73%) DNS
2 2,160 (20.84%) Firewall
3 1,903 (18.36%) DHCP
4 1,229 (11.85%) TCP/IP
5 1,225 (11.82%) LAN
5 1,225 (11.82%) WAN
6 1,061 (10.23%) VPN
7 877 (8.46%) SAN
8 730 (7.04%) VoIP
9 694 (6.69%) Skype
10 558 (5.38%) VLAN
11 496 (4.78%) Wireless
12 365 (3.52%) Internet
13 362 (3.49%) Network Security
14 233 (2.25%) NAS
15 229 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
16 228 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
17 223 (2.15%) Unified Communications
18 199 (1.92%) MPLS
19 172 (1.66%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,415 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 127 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 123 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 103 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
5 100 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
6 93 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
7 87 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 81 (0.78%) MySQL
9 76 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 62 (0.60%) Power BI
11 55 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
12 52 (0.50%) Relational Database
13 50 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
14 39 (0.38%) Oracle Database
15 37 (0.36%) RDBMS
16 36 (0.35%) NoSQL
17 34 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
18 32 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 30 (0.29%) GIS
20 29 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 274 (2.64%) Git (software)
2 198 (1.91%) JIRA
3 197 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 134 (1.29%) TeamCity
5 127 (1.23%) Visual Studio
6 108 (1.04%) Bitbucket Server
7 105 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
8 92 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
9 67 (0.65%) MSI
10 65 (0.63%) NUnit
11 64 (0.62%) Cucumber
12 63 (0.61%) SpecFlow
13 50 (0.48%) InstallShield
14 47 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
15 46 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 34 (0.33%) Subversion
17 33 (0.32%) JUnit
18 31 (0.30%) AdminStudio
19 29 (0.28%) TestRail
19 29 (0.28%) Zephyr
General
1 1,451 (14.00%) Finance
2 296 (2.86%) Banking
3 291 (2.81%) Retail
4 290 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 271 (2.61%) Legal
6 263 (2.54%) Law
7 159 (1.53%) Marketing
8 150 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 101 (0.97%) Advertising
10 74 (0.71%) Back Office
11 64 (0.62%) Games
12 46 (0.44%) Electronics
13 34 (0.33%) Military
14 32 (0.31%) Aerospace
15 31 (0.30%) Automotive
15 31 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 31 (0.30%) Front Office
16 30 (0.29%) German Language
17 27 (0.26%) Investment Banking
18 24 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,211 (21.33%) Analyst
2 1,516 (14.62%) Support Engineer
3 1,486 (14.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,287 (12.41%) IT Support
5 1,144 (11.04%) Support Analyst
6 932 (8.99%) IT Engineer
7 874 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support
8 709 (6.84%) IT Analyst
9 579 (5.59%) Architect
10 565 (5.45%) Service Analyst
11 563 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 542 (5.23%) Service Desk Analyst
13 524 (5.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 518 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
15 444 (4.28%) IT Support Analyst
16 417 (4.02%) Desktop Support
17 416 (4.01%) Administrator
18 414 (3.99%) 3rd Line Support
19 390 (3.76%) Consultant
19 390 (3.76%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (3.00%) .NET
2 271 (2.61%) Web Services
3 220 (2.12%) LDAP
4 194 (1.87%) JSON
5 147 (1.42%) HTML
6 125 (1.21%) SAML
7 124 (1.20%) XML
8 106 (1.02%) CSS
9 90 (0.87%) REST
10 88 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
11 78 (0.75%) OAuth
12 70 (0.68%) ASP.NET
13 62 (0.60%) Gherkin
13 62 (0.60%) Software Packaging
14 58 (0.56%) Node.js
15 57 (0.55%) HTML5
16 52 (0.50%) .NET Framework
17 50 (0.48%) Middleware
18 48 (0.46%) J2EE
19 38 (0.37%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 962 (9.28%) Data Centre
2 669 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 570 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
4 404 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 317 (3.06%) Clustering
6 279 (2.69%) Driving Licence
7 246 (2.37%) Public Cloud
8 223 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
9 213 (2.05%) Replication
10 211 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
11 205 (1.98%) PKI
12 173 (1.67%) Blackberry
13 163 (1.57%) iPhone
14 141 (1.36%) Fintech
15 137 (1.32%) Smartphone
16 130 (1.25%) Fat Client
16 130 (1.25%) Thin Client
17 126 (1.22%) User Experience
18 120 (1.16%) iPad
19 118 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7,949 (76.68%) Windows
2 4,258 (41.07%) Windows Server
3 2,338 (22.55%) Windows 10
4 1,884 (18.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,859 (17.93%) Windows 7
6 1,597 (15.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,366 (13.18%) Linux
8 549 (5.30%) Windows 8
9 386 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 276 (2.66%) Apple iOS
11 263 (2.54%) Unix
12 262 (2.53%) Android
13 213 (2.05%) Windows XP
14 198 (1.91%) Mac OS
15 178 (1.72%) Mac OS X
16 126 (1.22%) CentOS
17 113 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 107 (1.03%) Ubuntu
19 61 (0.59%) AIX
20 41 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,528 (24.39%) ITIL
2 1,776 (17.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,386 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
4 758 (7.31%) Migration
5 729 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
6 690 (6.66%) Service Delivery
7 593 (5.72%) Project Management
8 571 (5.51%) Service Management
9 548 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 517 (4.99%) DevOps
11 440 (4.24%) Incident Management
12 423 (4.08%) Presales
13 407 (3.93%) Mentoring
14 378 (3.65%) Mobile Device Management
15 377 (3.64%) Information Security
16 373 (3.60%) Continuous Improvement
17 353 (3.41%) Change Management
18 348 (3.36%) Computer Science
19 338 (3.26%) Cybersecurity
20 331 (3.19%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1,915 (18.47%) PowerShell
2 1,578 (15.22%) SQL
3 278 (2.68%) Java
4 275 (2.65%) Python
5 240 (2.32%) C#
6 214 (2.06%) JavaScript
7 199 (1.92%) Bash Shell
8 122 (1.18%) C
9 117 (1.13%) VBScript
10 104 (1.00%) Perl
11 103 (0.99%) T-SQL
12 85 (0.82%) Shell Script
13 81 (0.78%) PHP
14 57 (0.55%) Ruby
15 42 (0.41%) VB
16 41 (0.40%) VBA
17 34 (0.33%) VB.NET
18 23 (0.22%) C++
19 17 (0.16%) Go
19 17 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 1,533 (14.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 922 (8.89%) MCSE
3 901 (8.69%) Degree
4 660 (6.37%) Cisco Certification
5 608 (5.86%) MCSA
6 547 (5.28%) CCNA
7 494 (4.77%) Security Cleared
8 412 (3.97%) MCP
9 385 (3.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 334 (3.22%) MCITP
11 289 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
12 273 (2.63%) SC Cleared
13 188 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
14 168 (1.62%) CCNP
15 148 (1.43%) DV Cleared
16 129 (1.24%) CISSP
17 126 (1.22%) A+ Certification
17 126 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
18 92 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 86 (0.83%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 924 (8.91%) SLA
2 342 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 248 (2.39%) GDPR
4 125 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 86 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
6 75 (0.72%) QA
7 73 (0.70%) ISO 9001
8 42 (0.41%) COBIT
8 42 (0.41%) HIPAA
9 37 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 29 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 27 (0.26%) PMO
11 27 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 25 (0.24%) JSP 440
13 14 (0.14%) ISO 22301
14 12 (0.12%) HL7
14 12 (0.12%) ISO 9000
15 7 (0.068%) NIST 800
16 6 (0.058%) COSO
17 5 (0.048%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2,604 (25.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2,007 (19.36%) Hyper-V
3 647 (6.24%) XenApp
4 600 (5.79%) vSphere
5 551 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
6 367 (3.54%) XenDesktop
7 231 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
7 231 (2.23%) Virtual Servers
8 212 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 189 (1.82%) Docker
10 141 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
11 111 (1.07%) BitLocker
12 104 (1.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 103 (0.99%) Terminal Services
14 80 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 80 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
15 48 (0.46%) Terminal Server
16 47 (0.45%) Firmware
17 37 (0.36%) DFS Replication
18 36 (0.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,643 (15.85%) SCCM
2 434 (4.19%) SCOM
3 380 (3.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 309 (2.98%) Ansible
5 289 (2.79%) WSUS
6 233 (2.25%) Puppet
7 209 (2.02%) Backup Exec
8 184 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
9 144 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
10 136 (1.31%) SCVMM
11 133 (1.28%) vCenter Server
12 132 (1.27%) Kubernetes
13 131 (1.26%) Terraform
14 116 (1.12%) Nagios
15 100 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
15 100 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
16 97 (0.94%) SCOrch
17 96 (0.93%) AirWatch
18 84 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
19 74 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 5,953 (57.42%) Microsoft
2 4,001 (38.59%) VMware
3 1,990 (19.20%) Citrix
4 1,915 (18.47%) Cisco
5 751 (7.24%) HP
6 505 (4.87%) Dell
7 463 (4.47%) Apple
8 437 (4.22%) Veeam
9 315 (3.04%) NetApp
10 295 (2.85%) Oracle
11 272 (2.62%) Symantec
12 263 (2.54%) Meraki
13 246 (2.37%) Avaya
14 201 (1.94%) EMC
15 193 (1.86%) IBM
16 178 (1.72%) Polycom
17 173 (1.67%) Red Hat
18 165 (1.59%) ServiceNow
19 164 (1.58%) McAfee
20 152 (1.47%) Google