Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 33 32
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 10,316 10,958 11,613
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.52% 6.66% 6.63%
As % of the System Software category 43.61% 44.74% 50.70%
Number of salaries quoted 8,836 9,242 10,085
UK median annual salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.86% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +4.62% - -

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 23,653 24,493 22,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.24% 14.89% 13.08%
Number of salaries quoted 19,462 19,995 19,299
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
% 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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 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 9,551 £36,500 -0.68% 1,983
UK excluding London +9 6,474 £34,000 +4.62% 1,592
London 0 3,434 £41,000 -3.53% 521
South East +2 1,853 £34,000 +1.49% 451
North of England +8 1,567 £33,500 +3.08% 413
Midlands +6 1,029 £37,000 +13.85% 235
South West +28 941 £35,000 +8.53% 212
North West +6 835 £35,000 +7.69% 248
East of England +2 686 £32,500 -1.52% 152
West Midlands +8 664 £37,500 +7.14% 124
Yorkshire +3 652 £32,500 -6.47% 136
East Midlands +4 365 £36,250 +16.94% 110
Scotland +20 225 £31,500 -13.70% 80
Wales +8 152 £32,500 +8.33% 43
North East +13 80 £36,500 +17.74% 30
Northern Ireland -7 28 £25,000 +19.05% 7
Channel Islands -2 3 £30,000 +1.69%

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 8,098 (78.50%) Windows
2 6,050 (58.65%) Microsoft
3 5,083 (49.27%) Office 365
4 4,233 (41.03%) Windows Server
5 3,828 (37.11%) VMware
6 3,300 (31.99%) Azure
7 2,759 (26.74%) Windows 10
8 2,454 (23.79%) DNS
9 2,410 (23.36%) ITIL
10 2,377 (23.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2,197 (21.30%) MS Exchange
12 2,131 (20.66%) Microsoft Office
13 2,044 (19.81%) DHCP
14 1,940 (18.81%) Firewall
15 1,930 (18.71%) Citrix
16 1,897 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
17 1,836 (17.80%) Hyper-V
18 1,825 (17.69%) SCCM
19 1,803 (17.48%) Windows 7
20 1,802 (17.47%) PowerShell
21 1,746 (16.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 1,740 (16.87%) Cisco
23 1,469 (14.24%) Microsoft Certification
24 1,423 (13.79%) Finance
25 1,400 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
26 1,364 (13.22%) SQL
27 1,318 (12.78%) TCP/IP
28 1,285 (12.46%) SQL Server
29 1,246 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
30 1,236 (11.98%) LAN

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 2,197 (21.30%) MS Exchange
2 1,084 (10.51%) SharePoint
3 693 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 597 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 574 (5.56%) Skype for Business
6 446 (4.32%) IIS
7 145 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 87 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 83 (0.80%) Confluence
10 82 (0.79%) Apache
11 76 (0.74%) IBM Notes
12 61 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
13 60 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
14 48 (0.47%) CMS
15 39 (0.38%) SAS
15 39 (0.38%) Tomcat
16 35 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 31 (0.30%) WebSphere
18 29 (0.28%) OpenStack
19 27 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2,131 (20.66%) Microsoft Office
2 191 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 137 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 104 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 56 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 31 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 21 (0.20%) Acrobat
8 7 (0.068%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.058%) CINEMA 4D
9 6 (0.058%) Maya
9 6 (0.058%) MODO
9 6 (0.058%) NUKE
10 2 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.019%) FileZilla
10 2 (0.019%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.019%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 2 (0.019%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.019%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.010%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.010%) Revit
Business Applications
1 95 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 25 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.22%) Elite 3E
5 18 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 17 (0.16%) assyst
7 14 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 12 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 12 (0.12%) Workfront
9 10 (0.097%) Dynamics GP
9 10 (0.097%) Sage 200
10 9 (0.087%) Exchequer
11 8 (0.078%) Carpe Diem
11 8 (0.078%) Q-Pulse
12 7 (0.068%) Eikon
12 7 (0.068%) Sage CRM
13 5 (0.048%) NetSuite
13 5 (0.048%) Odoo
13 5 (0.048%) Sage X3
14 4 (0.039%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5,083 (49.27%) Office 365
2 3,300 (31.99%) Azure
3 1,159 (11.23%) AWS
4 1,108 (10.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 339 (3.29%) IaaS
6 321 (3.11%) OneDrive
7 232 (2.25%) SaaS
8 196 (1.90%) PaaS
9 135 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
10 111 (1.08%) Mimecast
11 101 (0.98%) GCP
12 93 (0.90%) G Suite
13 89 (0.86%) Serverless
14 86 (0.83%) Power Platform
15 73 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
16 63 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 62 (0.60%) Amazon S3
18 58 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
19 56 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
20 51 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 2,454 (23.79%) DNS
2 2,044 (19.81%) DHCP
3 1,940 (18.81%) Firewall
4 1,318 (12.78%) TCP/IP
5 1,236 (11.98%) LAN
6 1,234 (11.96%) WAN
7 902 (8.74%) VPN
8 818 (7.93%) SAN
9 681 (6.60%) Skype
10 600 (5.82%) VoIP
11 536 (5.20%) Wireless
12 500 (4.85%) VLAN
13 324 (3.14%) Network Security
14 314 (3.04%) Internet
15 291 (2.82%) NAS
16 261 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
17 250 (2.42%) Remote Desktop
18 199 (1.93%) Unified Communications
19 181 (1.75%) NetScaler
20 172 (1.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,285 (12.46%) SQL Server
2 145 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 97 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 95 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 84 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
5 84 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 78 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
7 69 (0.67%) MySQL
8 67 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 64 (0.62%) Relational Database
10 62 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
11 59 (0.57%) Power BI
12 56 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
13 53 (0.51%) RDBMS
14 49 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
15 45 (0.44%) Big Data
16 40 (0.39%) SQL Server 2017
17 37 (0.36%) GIS
18 33 (0.32%) Oracle Database
19 31 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 195 (1.89%) JIRA
2 156 (1.51%) Git (software)
3 129 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 114 (1.11%) MSI
5 101 (0.98%) Visual Studio
6 98 (0.95%) TeamCity
7 81 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
8 62 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
9 58 (0.56%) InstallShield
10 55 (0.53%) JUnit
11 47 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 43 (0.42%) NUnit
13 41 (0.40%) Subversion
14 38 (0.37%) Bitbucket Server
15 32 (0.31%) SpecFlow
16 31 (0.30%) GitLab
16 31 (0.30%) Zephyr
17 30 (0.29%) Cucumber
18 29 (0.28%) Bitbucket
19 28 (0.27%) TestRail
General
1 1,423 (13.79%) Finance
2 352 (3.41%) Public Sector
3 302 (2.93%) Retail
4 277 (2.69%) Law
5 275 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 251 (2.43%) Legal
7 177 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 155 (1.50%) Banking
9 149 (1.44%) Marketing
10 82 (0.79%) Aerospace
11 77 (0.75%) Advertising
12 73 (0.71%) Back Office
13 59 (0.57%) Electronics
14 50 (0.48%) Games
15 45 (0.44%) Automotive
15 45 (0.44%) Publishing
16 35 (0.34%) Financial Institution
17 26 (0.25%) Military
18 25 (0.24%) German Language
19 24 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,240 (21.71%) Analyst
2 1,498 (14.52%) Support Engineer
3 1,421 (13.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,385 (13.43%) IT Support
5 1,139 (11.04%) Support Analyst
6 920 (8.92%) IT Engineer
7 865 (8.39%) 2nd Line Support
8 704 (6.82%) IT Analyst
9 635 (6.16%) Service Analyst
10 604 (5.85%) Service Desk Analyst
11 532 (5.16%) IT Support Engineer
12 519 (5.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 507 (4.91%) Architect
14 506 (4.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 474 (4.59%) IT Support Analyst
16 446 (4.32%) Consultant
17 427 (4.14%) Administrator
18 422 (4.09%) Desktop Support
19 408 (3.96%) 1st Line Support
20 377 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (2.54%) .NET
2 235 (2.28%) Web Services
3 174 (1.69%) LDAP
4 154 (1.49%) JSON
5 84 (0.81%) Middleware
6 82 (0.79%) CSS
6 82 (0.79%) HTML
7 79 (0.77%) ASP.NET
7 79 (0.77%) XML
8 75 (0.73%) REST
9 70 (0.68%) SAML
10 54 (0.52%) .NET Framework
11 48 (0.47%) Node.js
12 46 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web API
13 44 (0.43%) HTML5
14 40 (0.39%) OAuth
15 39 (0.38%) Kafka
16 38 (0.37%) Apache Flex
17 32 (0.31%) COM
17 32 (0.31%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 885 (8.58%) Data Centre
2 590 (5.72%) Management Information System
3 543 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 380 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
5 358 (3.47%) Driving Licence
6 271 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
7 249 (2.41%) Clustering
8 207 (2.01%) Public Cloud
9 177 (1.72%) Replication
10 164 (1.59%) Blackberry
11 156 (1.51%) PKI
12 153 (1.48%) iPhone
13 151 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
14 128 (1.24%) Smartphone
15 110 (1.07%) User Experience
16 107 (1.04%) Fat Client
16 107 (1.04%) Thin Client
17 85 (0.82%) Hedge funds
18 81 (0.79%) iPad
19 79 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8,098 (78.50%) Windows
2 4,233 (41.03%) Windows Server
3 2,759 (26.74%) Windows 10
4 1,897 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,803 (17.48%) Windows 7
6 1,400 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,190 (11.54%) Linux
8 447 (4.33%) Windows 8
9 388 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 286 (2.77%) Mac OS
11 282 (2.73%) Android
12 266 (2.58%) Unix
13 230 (2.23%) Apple iOS
14 195 (1.89%) Mac OS X
15 178 (1.73%) Windows XP
16 107 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 102 (0.99%) CentOS
18 96 (0.93%) Ubuntu
19 79 (0.77%) Solaris
20 44 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,410 (23.36%) ITIL
2 1,746 (16.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,246 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
4 709 (6.87%) Migration
5 624 (6.05%) Agile Software Development
6 564 (5.47%) Mentoring
7 546 (5.29%) Service Management
8 533 (5.17%) Service Delivery
9 495 (4.80%) DevOps
10 486 (4.71%) Project Management
11 475 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
12 468 (4.54%) Change Management
13 445 (4.31%) Project Delivery
14 387 (3.75%) Information Security
15 329 (3.19%) Incident Management
16 328 (3.18%) Mobile Device Management
17 324 (3.14%) Continuous Improvement
18 316 (3.06%) Patch Management
19 311 (3.01%) Time Management
20 305 (2.96%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1,802 (17.47%) PowerShell
2 1,364 (13.22%) SQL
3 283 (2.74%) Python
4 194 (1.88%) C#
5 169 (1.64%) JavaScript
6 162 (1.57%) Bash Shell
7 155 (1.50%) C
8 138 (1.34%) Java
9 113 (1.10%) VBScript
10 91 (0.88%) T-SQL
11 76 (0.74%) PHP
12 69 (0.67%) Ruby
13 60 (0.58%) VB
14 48 (0.47%) Perl
15 45 (0.44%) Shell Script
16 38 (0.37%) VBA
17 27 (0.26%) Go
18 22 (0.21%) Java 8
19 21 (0.20%) C++
20 16 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,469 (14.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 871 (8.44%) MCSE
3 739 (7.16%) Degree
4 651 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
5 603 (5.85%) MCSA
6 570 (5.53%) CCNA
7 501 (4.86%) Security Cleared
8 355 (3.44%) MCP
9 284 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 256 (2.48%) SC Cleared
11 247 (2.39%) MCITP
12 188 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
13 167 (1.62%) CCNP
14 146 (1.42%) DV Cleared
15 123 (1.19%) DBS Check
16 109 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
17 95 (0.92%) A+ Certification
18 88 (0.85%) CISSP
19 82 (0.79%) CCA
20 76 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,000 (9.69%) SLA
2 294 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 123 (1.19%) GDPR
4 116 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 91 (0.88%) ISO 9001
6 90 (0.87%) QA
7 55 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
8 49 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 45 (0.44%) COBIT
10 43 (0.42%) NIST
11 33 (0.32%) PMO
12 26 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 17 (0.16%) Data Quality
14 16 (0.16%) NCSC
15 11 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 4 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 19770
16 4 (0.039%) MiFID
17 3 (0.029%) DICOM
17 3 (0.029%) EMIR
17 3 (0.029%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2,377 (23.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,836 (17.80%) Hyper-V
3 623 (6.04%) XenApp
4 513 (4.97%) vSphere
5 477 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
6 394 (3.82%) XenDesktop
7 244 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
8 190 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
9 186 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
10 169 (1.64%) Docker
11 128 (1.24%) Firmware
11 128 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 114 (1.11%) Terminal Services
13 78 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 67 (0.65%) BitLocker
15 65 (0.63%) VMware NSX
16 63 (0.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 50 (0.48%) NFS
17 50 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
18 33 (0.32%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1,825 (17.69%) SCCM
2 596 (5.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 401 (3.89%) SCOM
4 372 (3.61%) WSUS
5 219 (2.12%) Ansible
6 178 (1.73%) Backup Exec
7 134 (1.30%) Kubernetes
8 133 (1.29%) Puppet
9 124 (1.20%) Terraform
10 118 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
11 104 (1.01%) vCenter Server
12 90 (0.87%) SCVMM
13 88 (0.85%) SCOrch
14 86 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 81 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
16 80 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
17 77 (0.75%) AirWatch
18 72 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
19 69 (0.67%) vRealize
20 65 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6,050 (58.65%) Microsoft
2 3,828 (37.11%) VMware
3 1,930 (18.71%) Citrix
4 1,740 (16.87%) Cisco
5 640 (6.20%) HP
6 523 (5.07%) Veeam
7 447 (4.33%) Dell
8 419 (4.06%) Apple
9 300 (2.91%) ServiceNow
10 271 (2.63%) Meraki
11 262 (2.54%) Oracle
12 228 (2.21%) NetApp
13 223 (2.16%) Symantec
14 184 (1.78%) SolarWinds
15 181 (1.75%) Avaya
16 173 (1.68%) EMC
17 150 (1.45%) IBM
17 150 (1.45%) Red Hat
18 147 (1.42%) Polycom
19 145 (1.41%) Adobe