Microsoft Active Directory
UK

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 24 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 33 50 76
Rank change year-on-year +17 +26 -31
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 5,961 5,578 7,651
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.88% 5.69% 4.66%
As % of the System Software category 49.76% 36.48% 25.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4,754 4,611 6,149
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £24,625
25th Percentile £28,260 £30,000 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% - -5.88%
75th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £56,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% -6.67%

All System Software Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11,980 15,290 30,122
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 11.83% 15.59% 18.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9,404 9,974 15,567
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £28,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £38,806
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - -
75th Percentile £67,500 £77,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £86,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

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 24 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the UK

Active Directory
Top 19 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 24 May 2024. 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
Jobs
England +20 5,501 £37,500 -6.25% 1,181
UK excluding London +15 4,398 £35,000 -4.11% 998
Work from Home +21 1,900 £45,000 - 416
London +23 1,428 £50,000 - 338
South East 0 1,164 £37,500 +7.14% 318
North of England +28 1,092 £35,000 -7.89% 219
Midlands +29 773 £33,500 -8.22% 152
South West +22 542 £37,500 +1.35% 136
North West +5 507 £37,500 -11.76% 117
East of England +12 477 £31,000 -17.33% 122
West Midlands +29 467 £34,000 -2.86% 87
Yorkshire +42 393 £32,500 -5.80% 84
East Midlands +15 300 £32,500 -10.96% 63
Scotland -47 246 £33,500 -11.26% 52
North East +24 192 £33,000 -8.97% 21
Wales +22 86 £28,290 -25.55% 18
Northern Ireland -9 12 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Channel Islands 0 4 £85,000 -5.56%
Isle of Man -9 4 £43,000 -40.69% 2

Active Directory
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,612 (27.04%) Microsoft Exchange
2 942 (15.80%) SharePoint
3 150 (2.52%) IIS
4 44 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 29 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (0.47%) Confluence
7 27 (0.45%) OpenStack
8 23 (0.39%) Skype for Business
9 20 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 17 (0.29%) WordPress
12 16 (0.27%) CMS
13 13 (0.22%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.20%) Apache
15 11 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (0.13%) SAS
17 6 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2000
18 5 (0.084%) SharePoint Server
19 4 (0.067%) Exchange Server 2003
19 4 (0.067%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 931 (15.62%) Microsoft Office
2 151 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 17 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.067%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.067%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.050%) SPSS
9 2 (0.034%) CATIA
9 2 (0.034%) NASTRAN
10 1 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.017%) InCopy
10 1 (0.017%) InDesign
10 1 (0.017%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.017%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.017%) Weka
Business Applications
1 30 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.18%) NEC Housing
4 9 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.10%) Elite 3E
5 6 (0.10%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.084%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.067%) Eikon
7 4 (0.067%) Epicor Tropos
8 3 (0.050%) Sage X3
8 3 (0.050%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.034%) Adaptiv
9 2 (0.034%) assyst
9 2 (0.034%) iTrent
10 1 (0.017%) Carpe Diem
10 1 (0.017%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.017%) MIS ActiveH
10 1 (0.017%) Sage 300 ERP
10 1 (0.017%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.017%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3,601 (60.41%) Microsoft 365
2 2,959 (49.64%) Azure
3 1,704 (28.59%) Entra ID
4 467 (7.83%) AWS
5 429 (7.20%) OneDrive
6 177 (2.97%) Power Platform
7 167 (2.80%) IaaS
8 151 (2.53%) SaaS
9 126 (2.11%) PaaS
10 121 (2.03%) Mimecast
11 107 (1.80%) Azure DevOps
12 102 (1.71%) GCP
13 98 (1.64%) Power Automate
14 86 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
15 82 (1.38%) Azure Monitor
16 81 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
17 79 (1.33%) Google Workspace
18 76 (1.27%) PowerApps
19 70 (1.17%) Nutanix
20 55 (0.92%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 1,287 (21.59%) DNS
2 1,273 (21.36%) Firewall
3 971 (16.29%) DHCP
4 800 (13.42%) WAN
5 695 (11.66%) LAN
6 569 (9.55%) VPN
7 506 (8.49%) TCP/IP
8 421 (7.06%) SAN
9 378 (6.34%) Wireless
10 354 (5.94%) Wi-Fi
11 297 (4.98%) VLAN
12 262 (4.40%) Broadband
13 250 (4.19%) VoIP
14 220 (3.69%) 5G
15 203 (3.41%) SD-WAN
16 193 (3.24%) Internet
17 165 (2.77%) Network Security
18 153 (2.57%) Remote Desktop
19 137 (2.30%) NAS
20 109 (1.83%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 380 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 102 (1.71%) Power BI
3 90 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
4 65 (1.09%) Metadata
5 60 (1.01%) MySQL
6 49 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
7 47 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
8 38 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (0.50%) Relational Database
10 28 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (0.30%) Redis
13 17 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (0.27%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.22%) MariaDB
15 13 (0.22%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
16 12 (0.20%) NoSQL
17 10 (0.17%) Amazon Redshift
18 7 (0.12%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 110 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 106 (1.78%) Git
3 83 (1.39%) Bitbucket
4 78 (1.31%) JIRA
5 66 (1.11%) Artifactory
6 25 (0.42%) GitLab
7 12 (0.20%) MSI
7 12 (0.20%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.17%) Trac
9 7 (0.12%) Katalon Studio
10 6 (0.10%) Robot Framework
10 6 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.084%) AdminStudio
11 5 (0.084%) InstallShield
11 5 (0.084%) Moq
11 5 (0.084%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.084%) Postman
11 5 (0.084%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.067%) Hudson
12 4 (0.067%) Selenium
General
1 1,913 (32.09%) Social Skills
2 742 (12.45%) Finance
3 722 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
4 434 (7.28%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 353 (5.92%) Law
6 218 (3.66%) Legal
7 215 (3.61%) Organisational Skills
8 214 (3.59%) Retail
9 170 (2.85%) Manufacturing
10 139 (2.33%) Telecoms
11 136 (2.28%) Public Sector
12 134 (2.25%) Banking
13 103 (1.73%) Documentation Skills
14 100 (1.68%) Marketing
15 51 (0.86%) Games
16 50 (0.84%) Local Government
17 48 (0.81%) Presentation Skills
18 45 (0.75%) Back Office
19 31 (0.52%) Advertising
20 27 (0.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,209 (20.28%) IT Support
2 1,025 (17.20%) Support Engineer
3 992 (16.64%) Analyst
4 814 (13.66%) IT Engineer
5 784 (13.15%) Senior
6 723 (12.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 557 (9.34%) IT Support Engineer
8 460 (7.72%) 2nd Line Support
9 380 (6.37%) IT Analyst
10 365 (6.12%) IT Technician
11 359 (6.02%) Support Analyst
12 320 (5.37%) Lead
13 312 (5.23%) Service Analyst
14 298 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 290 (4.86%) Service Desk Analyst
16 253 (4.24%) Support Technician
17 250 (4.19%) 1st Line Support
18 239 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 234 (3.93%) Technical Specialist
20 224 (3.76%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (1.88%) LDAP
2 102 (1.71%) SAML
3 86 (1.44%) JSON
3 86 (1.44%) Web Services
4 83 (1.39%) .NET
5 82 (1.38%) RESTful
6 74 (1.24%) XML
7 73 (1.22%) OpenID
8 65 (1.09%) JSON-LD
9 48 (0.81%) ARM Templates
10 29 (0.49%) OAuth
11 25 (0.42%) HTML
12 23 (0.39%) .NET Core
12 23 (0.39%) CSS
13 21 (0.35%) 802.1X
13 21 (0.35%) React
14 19 (0.32%) REST
15 16 (0.27%) OLE
15 16 (0.27%) YAML
16 14 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 382 (6.41%) Driving Licence
2 345 (5.79%) Data Centre
3 338 (5.67%) Management Information System
4 257 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
5 219 (3.67%) Social Media
6 185 (3.10%) Onboarding
7 155 (2.60%) Replication
8 136 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
9 131 (2.20%) Public Cloud
10 127 (2.13%) PKI
11 117 (1.96%) Clustering
12 97 (1.63%) Smartphone
13 87 (1.46%) Wiki
14 82 (1.38%) Enterprise Cloud
15 70 (1.17%) iPhone
16 65 (1.09%) Reference Data
17 64 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
18 62 (1.04%) iPad
19 61 (1.02%) Cyberattack
20 49 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4,088 (68.58%) Windows
2 2,098 (35.20%) Windows Server
3 1,258 (21.10%) Windows 10
4 815 (13.67%) Linux
5 388 (6.51%) Windows Server 2016
6 360 (6.04%) Windows Server 2019
7 357 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 296 (4.97%) Ubuntu
9 266 (4.46%) Android
10 218 (3.66%) Mac OS
11 184 (3.09%) Windows 7
12 165 (2.77%) Apple iOS
13 89 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
14 87 (1.46%) VMS
15 75 (1.26%) Windows 8
16 62 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 46 (0.77%) Unix
18 43 (0.72%) CentOS
18 43 (0.72%) Mac OS X
19 29 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,230 (20.63%) ITIL
2 1,159 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
3 1,043 (17.50%) Customer Service
4 942 (15.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 879 (14.75%) Cybersecurity
6 445 (7.47%) Agile
7 386 (6.48%) Service Management
8 365 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
9 357 (5.99%) ITSM
10 336 (5.64%) Roadmaps
11 313 (5.25%) Service Delivery
12 311 (5.22%) Mentoring
13 305 (5.12%) DevOps
14 304 (5.10%) CRM
15 297 (4.98%) IT Strategy
16 292 (4.90%) Migration
17 290 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
18 289 (4.85%) Project Management
19 264 (4.43%) Incident Management
20 251 (4.21%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 929 (15.58%) PowerShell
2 627 (10.52%) SQL
3 339 (5.69%) Bash
4 142 (2.38%) Python
5 108 (1.81%) C#
6 70 (1.17%) Go
7 65 (1.09%) Prolog
7 65 (1.09%) SPARQL
8 50 (0.84%) VB
9 42 (0.70%) T-SQL
10 40 (0.67%) Bicep
11 37 (0.62%) VBScript
12 34 (0.57%) JavaScript
13 31 (0.52%) Perl
14 30 (0.50%) Java
15 27 (0.45%) PL/SQL
16 19 (0.32%) R
17 15 (0.25%) TypeScript
18 14 (0.23%) ActionScript
19 12 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 769 (12.90%) Degree
2 554 (9.29%) Security Cleared
3 490 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 318 (5.33%) SC Cleared
5 260 (4.36%) DV Cleared
6 192 (3.22%) Cisco Certification
7 178 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
8 174 (2.92%) A+ Certification
9 171 (2.87%) Azure Certification
10 161 (2.70%) DBS Check
11 156 (2.62%) MCP
12 151 (2.53%) MCSE
13 147 (2.47%) CCNA
14 97 (1.63%) MCSA
15 96 (1.61%) Master's Degree
16 85 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
17 68 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 51 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
19 50 (0.84%) CCNP
20 48 (0.81%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 457 (7.67%) SLA
2 122 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials
3 121 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 103 (1.73%) GDPR
5 34 (0.57%) NIST
6 28 (0.47%) Accessibility
7 23 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 18 (0.30%) QA
9 15 (0.25%) Data Quality
10 13 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 13 (0.22%) SOC 2
11 12 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (0.18%) PMO
13 9 (0.15%) GRC
14 6 (0.10%) NIST 800
15 5 (0.084%) IASME
16 4 (0.067%) ISO 9001
16 4 (0.067%) NCSC
17 3 (0.050%) JSP 440
17 3 (0.050%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,138 (19.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 915 (15.35%) Hyper-V
3 348 (5.84%) VMware ESXi
4 208 (3.49%) vSphere
5 203 (3.41%) XenApp
6 178 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 162 (2.72%) Virtual Desktop
8 143 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
9 92 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
10 79 (1.33%) Docker
11 75 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
12 50 (0.84%) RACF
13 42 (0.70%) VirtualBox
14 35 (0.59%) Firmware
15 28 (0.47%) Terminal Services
16 26 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
17 22 (0.37%) VMware Server
18 20 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 19 (0.32%) NFS
20 18 (0.30%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 1,199 (20.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 671 (11.26%) SCCM
3 266 (4.46%) Jamf Pro
4 181 (3.04%) WSUS
5 158 (2.65%) vCenter Server
6 146 (2.45%) Terraform
7 134 (2.25%) Single Sign-On
8 128 (2.15%) Ansible
9 121 (2.03%) SCOM
10 114 (1.91%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 108 (1.81%) Kubernetes
12 90 (1.51%) AirWatch
13 45 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
14 42 (0.70%) ZABBIX
15 41 (0.69%) NetBackup
16 39 (0.65%) Backup Exec
16 39 (0.65%) FortiGate
17 36 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
18 26 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 24 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 3,999 (67.09%) Microsoft
2 1,692 (28.38%) VMware
3 647 (10.85%) Cisco
4 579 (9.71%) Citrix
5 398 (6.68%) Veeam
6 285 (4.78%) CyberArk
7 226 (3.79%) Apple
8 210 (3.52%) Tanium
9 206 (3.46%) HP
10 198 (3.32%) ServiceNow
11 190 (3.19%) Dell
12 162 (2.72%) Google
13 138 (2.32%) Meraki
14 104 (1.74%) NetApp
15 101 (1.69%) Sophos
16 99 (1.66%) SolarWinds
17 94 (1.58%) Fortinet
17 94 (1.58%) Oracle
18 78 (1.31%) Red Hat
19 72 (1.21%) Commvault