Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 32 29
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 11,040 11,656 12,924
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.59% 6.56% 6.70%
As % of the System Software category 44.76% 50.72% 53.83%
Number of salaries quoted 9,313 10,116 11,267
UK median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% - -
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 24,665 22,980 24,007
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.73% 12.94% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 20,174 19,334 20,329
UK median annual salary £49,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 10,394 £36,500 +4.29% 1,342
UK excluding London -4 6,532 £32,500 - 973
London +5 4,234 £43,500 -1.14% 433
South East -3 2,096 £33,000 +1.54% 245
North of England -1 1,696 £32,500 +8.33% 267
Midlands +14 983 £32,500 +1.56% 167
North West +7 914 £32,500 +8.33% 137
East of England +13 827 £34,750 -0.71% 122
Yorkshire -4 711 £35,000 +7.69% 110
West Midlands +12 593 £33,500 - 98
South West -3 588 £32,500 - 109
East Midlands +8 388 £31,000 +3.33% 69
Scotland -17 206 £35,750 -16.86% 41
Wales +8 151 £29,000 - 19
North East -25 71 £30,000 +11.11% 20
Northern Ireland -1 30 £21,000 -35.38% 3
Channel Islands -2 18 £29,500 -9.23% 1
Isle of Man - 4 £29,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 8,866 (80.31%) Windows
2 6,473 (58.63%) Microsoft
3 4,862 (44.04%) Windows Server
4 4,264 (38.62%) Office 365
5 4,172 (37.79%) VMware
6 2,957 (26.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 2,657 (24.07%) MS Exchange
8 2,617 (23.70%) ITIL
9 2,557 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2,542 (23.03%) DNS
11 2,410 (21.83%) Microsoft Office
12 2,374 (21.50%) Windows 7
13 2,345 (21.24%) Windows 10
14 2,327 (21.08%) Windows Server 2012
15 2,058 (18.64%) Citrix
16 2,053 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
17 2,047 (18.54%) Firewall
18 2,009 (18.20%) Hyper-V
19 1,993 (18.05%) DHCP
20 1,868 (16.92%) PowerShell
21 1,842 (16.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 1,778 (16.11%) SCCM
23 1,769 (16.02%) Finance
24 1,683 (15.24%) Linux
25 1,663 (15.06%) SQL
26 1,655 (14.99%) Cisco
27 1,549 (14.03%) Microsoft Certification
28 1,525 (13.81%) SQL Server
29 1,514 (13.71%) TCP/IP
30 1,351 (12.24%) 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 2,657 (24.07%) MS Exchange
2 995 (9.01%) SharePoint
3 901 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 739 (6.69%) IIS
5 705 (6.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 619 (5.61%) Skype for Business
7 206 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 172 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 156 (1.41%) Confluence
10 147 (1.33%) Apache
11 140 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
12 125 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 69 (0.63%) Tomcat
14 65 (0.59%) IBM Notes
15 56 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
16 46 (0.42%) OpenStack
17 41 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
18 40 (0.36%) CMS
19 39 (0.35%) JBoss
20 35 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 2,410 (21.83%) Microsoft Office
2 245 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 154 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 86 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 83 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 17 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 17 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.100%) AutoCAD
9 8 (0.072%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.045%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.027%) Maya
12 2 (0.018%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.018%) Windchill
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.009%) NUKE
13 1 (0.009%) Revit
13 1 (0.009%) SketchUp
13 1 (0.009%) Stata
Business Applications
1 72 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 28 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.17%) assyst
5 18 (0.16%) Concordance
5 18 (0.16%) Relativity
5 18 (0.16%) Scribe Insight
6 12 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.100%) Elite 3E
8 10 (0.091%) Infor SunSystems
8 10 (0.091%) NetSuite
8 10 (0.091%) Oracle EBS R12
8 10 (0.091%) ReMetrica
9 9 (0.082%) Eikon
9 9 (0.082%) Orchard Housing
10 8 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (0.072%) Visualfiles
11 6 (0.054%) Oracle ERP
11 6 (0.054%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 6 (0.054%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4,264 (38.62%) Office 365
2 2,957 (26.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,351 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
4 608 (5.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 360 (3.26%) IaaS
6 273 (2.47%) PaaS
7 226 (2.05%) SaaS
8 196 (1.78%) Mimecast
9 150 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
10 148 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
11 134 (1.21%) Amazon S3
12 112 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
13 106 (0.96%) OneDrive
14 103 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
15 102 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
16 94 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 85 (0.77%) G Suite
18 77 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
19 65 (0.59%) Serverless
20 39 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2,542 (23.03%) DNS
2 2,047 (18.54%) Firewall
3 1,993 (18.05%) DHCP
4 1,514 (13.71%) TCP/IP
5 1,287 (11.66%) LAN
6 1,206 (10.92%) WAN
7 1,188 (10.76%) SAN
8 1,034 (9.37%) VPN
9 528 (4.78%) Skype
10 507 (4.59%) VoIP
11 450 (4.08%) VLAN
12 424 (3.84%) Wireless
13 423 (3.83%) Network Security
14 372 (3.37%) Internet
15 328 (2.97%) Remote Desktop
16 304 (2.75%) NAS
17 263 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
18 189 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
19 174 (1.58%) NetScaler
20 158 (1.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,525 (13.81%) SQL Server
2 181 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 164 (1.49%) MySQL
4 150 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
5 124 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 119 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 90 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 79 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 73 (0.66%) RDBMS
10 71 (0.64%) Oracle Database
11 69 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
12 63 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
13 62 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
14 61 (0.55%) Big Data
15 57 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
16 53 (0.48%) Hadoop
17 49 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
18 42 (0.38%) NoSQL
19 41 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
20 40 (0.36%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 311 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 286 (2.59%) Jenkins
3 273 (2.47%) JIRA
4 180 (1.63%) TeamCity
5 138 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 115 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 113 (1.02%) Visual Studio
8 91 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 54 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
10 51 (0.46%) MSI
10 51 (0.46%) NUnit
11 48 (0.43%) Cucumber
11 48 (0.43%) SpecFlow
12 32 (0.29%) Subversion
13 30 (0.27%) JUnit
14 25 (0.23%) MSBuild
15 23 (0.21%) InstallShield
16 19 (0.17%) Bitbucket
17 18 (0.16%) Hudson
18 15 (0.14%) Fiddler
General
1 1,769 (16.02%) Finance
2 366 (3.32%) Retail
3 365 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 330 (2.99%) Banking
5 302 (2.74%) Legal
6 297 (2.69%) Law
7 204 (1.85%) Marketing
8 144 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 140 (1.27%) Advertising
10 104 (0.94%) Games
10 104 (0.94%) Investment Banking
11 96 (0.87%) Back Office
12 57 (0.52%) Electronics
13 51 (0.46%) Publishing
14 50 (0.45%) French Language
15 42 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 39 (0.35%) German Language
17 35 (0.32%) Billing
18 27 (0.24%) Automotive
18 27 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,292 (20.76%) Analyst
2 1,834 (16.61%) Support Engineer
3 1,475 (13.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,411 (12.78%) IT Support
5 1,144 (10.36%) Support Analyst
6 925 (8.38%) IT Engineer
7 902 (8.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 794 (7.19%) Desktop Support
9 752 (6.81%) Service Analyst
10 681 (6.17%) Service Desk Analyst
11 666 (6.03%) IT Analyst
12 618 (5.60%) Administrator
13 596 (5.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 556 (5.04%) IT Support Engineer
15 540 (4.89%) Architect
16 522 (4.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 517 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support
18 469 (4.25%) IT Support Analyst
19 467 (4.23%) 1st Line Support
20 430 (3.89%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (3.49%) Web Services
2 371 (3.36%) .NET
3 260 (2.36%) LDAP
4 136 (1.23%) HTML
5 130 (1.18%) XML
6 128 (1.16%) ASP.NET
7 111 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web API
7 111 (1.01%) REST
8 106 (0.96%) CSS
9 90 (0.82%) .NET Framework
10 89 (0.81%) JSON
11 87 (0.79%) Middleware
12 82 (0.74%) SAML
13 63 (0.57%) Software Packaging
14 57 (0.52%) OAuth
15 54 (0.49%) 802.1X
16 52 (0.47%) jQuery
17 48 (0.43%) Gherkin
18 46 (0.42%) Entity Framework
19 44 (0.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 920 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 708 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 557 (5.05%) Self-Motivation
4 392 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 324 (2.93%) Clustering
6 301 (2.73%) Computer Science
7 289 (2.62%) Driving Licence
8 260 (2.36%) Blackberry
9 242 (2.19%) PKI
9 242 (2.19%) Public Cloud
10 215 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
11 210 (1.90%) Private Cloud
12 191 (1.73%) Replication
13 156 (1.41%) iPhone
14 144 (1.30%) Fat Client
14 144 (1.30%) Thin Client
15 143 (1.30%) Fintech
16 127 (1.15%) Hedge funds
17 120 (1.09%) iPad
18 118 (1.07%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8,866 (80.31%) Windows
2 4,862 (44.04%) Windows Server
3 2,374 (21.50%) Windows 7
4 2,345 (21.24%) Windows 10
5 2,327 (21.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 2,053 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,683 (15.24%) Linux
8 635 (5.75%) Windows 8
9 411 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 334 (3.03%) Mac OS X
11 302 (2.74%) Unix
12 279 (2.53%) Apple iOS
13 277 (2.51%) Android
14 252 (2.28%) Windows XP
15 209 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 193 (1.75%) Mac OS
17 120 (1.09%) CentOS
18 89 (0.81%) Ubuntu
19 50 (0.45%) Windows Vista
20 48 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,617 (23.70%) ITIL
2 1,842 (16.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,251 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
4 753 (6.82%) Migration
5 733 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
6 708 (6.41%) Project Management
7 706 (6.39%) Service Management
8 660 (5.98%) DevOps
9 624 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 534 (4.84%) Incident Management
11 506 (4.58%) Service Delivery
12 412 (3.73%) Presales
13 399 (3.61%) Problem Management
14 383 (3.47%) Mentoring
15 364 (3.30%) ITIL V3
16 357 (3.23%) ITSM
17 355 (3.22%) Information Security
18 335 (3.03%) Time Management
19 327 (2.96%) Change Management
20 319 (2.89%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1,868 (16.92%) PowerShell
2 1,663 (15.06%) SQL
3 300 (2.72%) Python
4 279 (2.53%) C#
5 253 (2.29%) Java
6 206 (1.87%) JavaScript
7 172 (1.56%) Bash Shell
8 136 (1.23%) Perl
9 133 (1.20%) VBScript
10 126 (1.14%) C
10 126 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 87 (0.79%) VB
12 82 (0.74%) Shell Script
13 73 (0.66%) Ruby
14 56 (0.51%) PHP
15 46 (0.42%) VBA
16 37 (0.34%) C++
17 22 (0.20%) VB.NET
18 18 (0.16%) Korn
18 18 (0.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,549 (14.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,018 (9.22%) MCSE
3 929 (8.41%) Degree
4 600 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
5 534 (4.84%) MCSA
6 463 (4.19%) MCP
7 443 (4.01%) CCNA
8 430 (3.89%) Security Cleared
9 355 (3.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 288 (2.61%) MCITP
11 285 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
12 232 (2.10%) SC Cleared
13 198 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
14 164 (1.49%) CCNP
15 144 (1.30%) A+ Certification
16 142 (1.29%) DBS Check
17 140 (1.27%) CISSP
18 112 (1.01%) MCTS
19 108 (0.98%) DV Cleared
20 96 (0.87%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 867 (7.85%) SLA
2 294 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 154 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 135 (1.22%) GDPR
5 76 (0.69%) QA
6 75 (0.68%) PMO
7 37 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 35 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 34 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
10 32 (0.29%) COBIT
11 15 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 11 (0.100%) ISO 9001
14 8 (0.072%) GAMP
15 6 (0.054%) PMBOK
16 5 (0.045%) DICOM
16 5 (0.045%) GPG13
16 5 (0.045%) HL7
17 4 (0.036%) ISO 9000
17 4 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 2,557 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2,009 (18.20%) Hyper-V
3 651 (5.90%) XenApp
4 606 (5.49%) vSphere
5 586 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
6 430 (3.89%) XenDesktop
7 278 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
8 208 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 205 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
10 172 (1.56%) Terminal Services
11 154 (1.39%) Docker
12 151 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
13 118 (1.07%) XenServer
14 76 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
15 71 (0.64%) Firmware
16 69 (0.63%) BitLocker
17 61 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 47 (0.43%) DFS Replication
18 47 (0.43%) VMware NSX
19 46 (0.42%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1,778 (16.11%) SCCM
2 496 (4.49%) SCOM
3 288 (2.61%) Ansible
4 257 (2.33%) WSUS
5 255 (2.31%) Puppet
6 226 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
7 220 (1.99%) Backup Exec
8 207 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
9 174 (1.58%) vCenter Server
10 148 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
11 118 (1.07%) Failover Clustering
12 112 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
13 110 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 98 (0.89%) SCOrch
15 96 (0.87%) Terraform
16 95 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
17 93 (0.84%) AirWatch
17 93 (0.84%) Nagios
18 91 (0.82%) SCVMM
19 79 (0.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6,473 (58.63%) Microsoft
2 4,172 (37.79%) VMware
3 2,058 (18.64%) Citrix
4 1,655 (14.99%) Cisco
5 699 (6.33%) HP
6 636 (5.76%) Apple
7 457 (4.14%) Veeam
8 352 (3.19%) Dell
9 327 (2.96%) NetApp
10 322 (2.92%) Oracle
11 293 (2.65%) ServiceNow
12 267 (2.42%) Google
12 267 (2.42%) Symantec
13 244 (2.21%) Red Hat
14 220 (1.99%) EMC
15 218 (1.97%) SolarWinds
16 215 (1.95%) Remedy
17 195 (1.77%) McAfee
18 173 (1.57%) IBM
19 172 (1.56%) Avaya