Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 34 32
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 10,716 11,272 11,448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.34% 6.47% 6.44%
As % of the System Software category 43.18% 44.87% 51.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9,161 9,498 9,971
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
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 24,819 25,121 22,371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.00% 14.43% 12.59%
Number of salaries quoted 20,408 20,323 18,840
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +1.18%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% -

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +9 9,939 £37,500 +2.74% 1,971
UK excluding London +9 6,794 £35,000 +7.69% 1,580
London -3 3,514 £43,000 -3.37% 513
South East +2 2,007 £35,000 +7.69% 409
North of England +15 1,694 £33,500 +3.08% 433
Midlands +7 1,133 £37,500 +15.38% 257
North West +17 882 £35,000 +11.11% 242
South West +17 841 £38,000 +22.70% 189
West Midlands +3 724 £37,500 +15.38% 153
Yorkshire +6 713 £32,500 -5.97% 158
East of England +17 699 £33,500 -4.29% 170
East Midlands +8 408 £37,500 +7.14% 103
Scotland +16 241 £32,500 -7.14% 62
Wales +6 136 £32,000 +18.52% 56
North East +30 103 £33,750 +10.66% 33
Northern Ireland -15 34 £23,000 +9.52% 2
Channel Islands +3 11 £30,000 +1.69% 2
Isle of Man +1 5 £45,000 +52.54%

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 8,166 (76.20%) Windows
2 6,181 (57.68%) Microsoft
3 4,893 (45.66%) Office 365
4 4,465 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 4,130 (38.54%) VMware
6 3,384 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 2,616 (24.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2,604 (24.30%) ITIL
9 2,579 (24.07%) Windows 10
10 2,509 (23.41%) DNS
11 2,292 (21.39%) MS Exchange
12 2,260 (21.09%) Microsoft Office
13 2,147 (20.04%) Firewall
14 2,142 (19.99%) Hyper-V
15 2,060 (19.22%) DHCP
16 2,050 (19.13%) Citrix
17 1,998 (18.65%) PowerShell
18 1,954 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
19 1,949 (18.19%) Cisco
20 1,927 (17.98%) Windows 7
21 1,897 (17.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 1,787 (16.68%) SCCM
23 1,583 (14.77%) SQL
24 1,544 (14.41%) Microsoft Certification
25 1,511 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
26 1,429 (13.34%) Problem-Solving
27 1,420 (13.25%) Finance
28 1,404 (13.10%) SQL Server
29 1,349 (12.59%) TCP/IP
30 1,294 (12.08%) WAN

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 2,292 (21.39%) MS Exchange
2 1,037 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 696 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 632 (5.90%) Skype for Business
5 547 (5.10%) IIS
6 544 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 133 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 120 (1.12%) Apache
9 114 (1.06%) Confluence
10 100 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
11 97 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
12 82 (0.77%) IBM Notes
13 81 (0.76%) Tomcat
14 63 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 57 (0.53%) CMS
15 57 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
16 44 (0.41%) SAS
17 35 (0.33%) OpenStack
18 30 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
19 25 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2,260 (21.09%) Microsoft Office
2 216 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 146 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 99 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 54 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (0.21%) Acrobat
7 18 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 13 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.056%) CINEMA 4D
9 6 (0.056%) Maya
9 6 (0.056%) MODO
9 6 (0.056%) NUKE
10 4 (0.037%) FileZilla
10 4 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.019%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.019%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 2 (0.019%) PTC Creo
11 2 (0.019%) Revit
12 1 (0.009%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.009%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 80 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 30 (0.28%) Elite 3E
4 26 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
5 22 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 20 (0.19%) Sage X3
7 16 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 14 (0.13%) Carpe Diem
9 11 (0.10%) NetSuite
10 10 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
11 9 (0.084%) Exchequer
11 9 (0.084%) Odoo
11 9 (0.084%) Sage 200
11 9 (0.084%) Workfront
12 8 (0.075%) HFM
12 8 (0.075%) Oracle General Ledger
13 7 (0.065%) Q-Pulse
13 7 (0.065%) Sage CRM
13 7 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
14 6 (0.056%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 4,893 (45.66%) Office 365
2 3,384 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,167 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
4 1,067 (9.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 453 (4.23%) IaaS
6 325 (3.03%) PaaS
7 279 (2.60%) SaaS
8 257 (2.40%) OneDrive
9 134 (1.25%) Mimecast
10 132 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 105 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
12 93 (0.87%) Serverless
13 79 (0.74%) Power Platform
14 77 (0.72%) G Suite
15 69 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
16 67 (0.63%) Amazon S3
17 64 (0.60%) Azure Stack
18 60 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 58 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
20 50 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2,509 (23.41%) DNS
2 2,147 (20.04%) Firewall
3 2,060 (19.22%) DHCP
4 1,349 (12.59%) TCP/IP
5 1,294 (12.08%) WAN
6 1,293 (12.07%) LAN
7 1,068 (9.97%) VPN
8 937 (8.74%) SAN
9 782 (7.30%) Skype
10 732 (6.83%) VoIP
11 544 (5.08%) VLAN
12 534 (4.98%) Wireless
13 381 (3.56%) Network Security
14 363 (3.39%) Internet
15 270 (2.52%) NAS
16 258 (2.41%) Remote Desktop
17 254 (2.37%) Unified Communications
18 252 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
19 188 (1.75%) NetScaler
20 170 (1.59%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,404 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 167 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 112 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 89 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
5 86 (0.80%) MySQL
5 86 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 84 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
6 84 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
7 74 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 63 (0.59%) Power BI
9 58 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 57 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
11 40 (0.37%) Relational Database
12 38 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
12 38 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 35 (0.33%) GIS
14 32 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
15 30 (0.28%) RDBMS
16 28 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
17 27 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 219 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 200 (1.87%) JIRA
3 156 (1.46%) Jenkins
4 128 (1.19%) Visual Studio
5 114 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
6 102 (0.95%) TeamCity
7 85 (0.79%) MSI
8 74 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
9 72 (0.67%) Bitbucket Server
10 64 (0.60%) InstallShield
11 62 (0.58%) NUnit
12 59 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
13 52 (0.49%) SpecFlow
14 50 (0.47%) Cucumber
15 48 (0.45%) Subversion
16 42 (0.39%) Zephyr
17 41 (0.38%) JUnit
18 39 (0.36%) TestRail
19 36 (0.34%) GitLab
20 35 (0.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 1,420 (13.25%) Finance
2 301 (2.81%) Retail
3 275 (2.57%) Telecoms
4 261 (2.44%) Law
5 251 (2.34%) Legal
6 230 (2.15%) Banking
7 166 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 158 (1.47%) Marketing
9 93 (0.87%) Advertising
10 70 (0.65%) Back Office
11 64 (0.60%) Aerospace
12 61 (0.57%) Games
13 49 (0.46%) Electronics
14 41 (0.38%) Publishing
15 38 (0.35%) Automotive
16 37 (0.35%) Military
17 32 (0.30%) Financial Institution
18 29 (0.27%) German Language
19 23 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
20 21 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2,259 (21.08%) Analyst
2 1,576 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1,551 (14.47%) Support Engineer
4 1,313 (12.25%) IT Support
5 1,148 (10.71%) Support Analyst
6 957 (8.93%) IT Engineer
7 910 (8.49%) 2nd Line Support
8 695 (6.49%) IT Analyst
9 623 (5.81%) Service Analyst
10 598 (5.58%) Service Desk Analyst
11 588 (5.49%) Architect
12 567 (5.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 560 (5.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 539 (5.03%) IT Support Engineer
15 468 (4.37%) Administrator
16 438 (4.09%) IT Support Analyst
17 427 (3.98%) Consultant
18 420 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
19 417 (3.89%) 3rd Line Support
20 414 (3.86%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (2.86%) .NET
2 271 (2.53%) Web Services
3 208 (1.94%) JSON
4 184 (1.72%) LDAP
5 120 (1.12%) HTML
6 111 (1.04%) SAML
7 110 (1.03%) XML
8 97 (0.91%) CSS
9 86 (0.80%) REST
10 71 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
10 71 (0.66%) OAuth
11 70 (0.65%) ASP.NET
12 54 (0.50%) Middleware
13 53 (0.49%) .NET Framework
14 52 (0.49%) HTML5
15 51 (0.48%) Gherkin
16 49 (0.46%) Software Packaging
17 46 (0.43%) Node.js
18 35 (0.33%) COM
19 32 (0.30%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 972 (9.07%) Data Centre
2 671 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
3 538 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
4 470 (4.39%) Management Information System
5 331 (3.09%) Driving Licence
6 271 (2.53%) Clustering
7 260 (2.43%) Public Cloud
8 220 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
9 219 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
10 201 (1.88%) Replication
11 200 (1.87%) PKI
12 174 (1.62%) Blackberry
13 170 (1.59%) iPhone
14 132 (1.23%) Smartphone
15 130 (1.21%) Fat Client
15 130 (1.21%) Thin Client
16 124 (1.16%) User Experience
17 114 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
18 109 (1.02%) iPad
19 81 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 8,166 (76.20%) Windows
2 4,465 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 2,579 (24.07%) Windows 10
4 1,954 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,927 (17.98%) Windows 7
6 1,511 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,294 (12.08%) Linux
8 513 (4.79%) Windows 8
9 390 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 298 (2.78%) Android
11 271 (2.53%) Apple iOS
12 249 (2.32%) Mac OS
13 248 (2.31%) Unix
14 202 (1.89%) Windows XP
15 185 (1.73%) Mac OS X
16 127 (1.19%) CentOS
17 122 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 112 (1.05%) Ubuntu
19 37 (0.35%) Debian
20 35 (0.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,604 (24.30%) ITIL
2 1,897 (17.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,429 (13.34%) Problem-Solving
4 773 (7.21%) Migration
5 671 (6.26%) Agile Software Development
6 664 (6.20%) Service Delivery
7 606 (5.66%) Service Management
8 596 (5.56%) Project Management
9 561 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
10 523 (4.88%) DevOps
11 482 (4.50%) Mentoring
12 405 (3.78%) Change Management
13 404 (3.77%) Mobile Device Management
14 377 (3.52%) Incident Management
15 376 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
16 362 (3.38%) Presales
17 358 (3.34%) Time Management
18 325 (3.03%) ITSM
19 313 (2.92%) Information Security
20 308 (2.87%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1,998 (18.65%) PowerShell
2 1,583 (14.77%) SQL
3 288 (2.69%) Python
4 236 (2.20%) C#
5 226 (2.11%) Java
6 198 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 174 (1.62%) Bash Shell
8 120 (1.12%) T-SQL
9 111 (1.04%) C
10 104 (0.97%) VBScript
11 94 (0.88%) PHP
12 77 (0.72%) Perl
13 75 (0.70%) Shell Script
14 60 (0.56%) Ruby
15 54 (0.50%) VB
16 48 (0.45%) VBA
17 30 (0.28%) VB.NET
18 26 (0.24%) Go
19 25 (0.23%) C++
20 16 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 1,544 (14.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 934 (8.72%) MCSE
3 844 (7.88%) Degree
4 686 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
5 646 (6.03%) MCSA
6 606 (5.66%) CCNA
7 535 (4.99%) Security Cleared
8 372 (3.47%) MCP
9 371 (3.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 337 (3.14%) MCITP
11 275 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
12 265 (2.47%) SC Cleared
13 161 (1.50%) DV Cleared
14 154 (1.44%) CCNP
15 130 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
15 130 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
16 122 (1.14%) A+ Certification
17 112 (1.05%) CISSP
18 89 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 85 (0.79%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 952 (8.88%) SLA
2 331 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 209 (1.95%) GDPR
4 143 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 88 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 88 (0.82%) QA
6 62 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
7 61 (0.57%) NIST
8 53 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 45 (0.42%) COBIT
10 35 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 33 (0.31%) NCSC
12 32 (0.30%) PMO
13 24 (0.22%) HIPAA
14 19 (0.18%) JSP 440
15 15 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 8 (0.075%) Data Quality
17 7 (0.065%) ISO 22301
18 6 (0.056%) COSO
18 6 (0.056%) HL7
System Software
1 2,616 (24.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2,142 (19.99%) Hyper-V
3 695 (6.49%) XenApp
4 572 (5.34%) vSphere
5 555 (5.18%) VMware ESXi
6 404 (3.77%) XenDesktop
7 223 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 214 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
9 211 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
10 189 (1.76%) Docker
11 147 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
12 113 (1.05%) BitLocker
13 111 (1.04%) Terminal Services
14 91 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 88 (0.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 75 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
17 60 (0.56%) Firmware
18 57 (0.53%) VMware NSX
19 35 (0.33%) DFS Replication
20 32 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,787 (16.68%) SCCM
2 512 (4.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 448 (4.18%) SCOM
4 335 (3.13%) WSUS
5 264 (2.46%) Ansible
6 207 (1.93%) Backup Exec
7 181 (1.69%) Puppet
8 139 (1.30%) Terraform
9 133 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
10 129 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
11 128 (1.19%) Kubernetes
12 124 (1.16%) SCVMM
13 121 (1.13%) vCenter Server
14 93 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
15 92 (0.86%) SCOrch
16 90 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
17 84 (0.78%) AirWatch
17 84 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 78 (0.73%) Nagios
19 70 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6,181 (57.68%) Microsoft
2 4,130 (38.54%) VMware
3 2,050 (19.13%) Citrix
4 1,949 (18.19%) Cisco
5 722 (6.74%) HP
6 549 (5.12%) Dell
7 515 (4.81%) Veeam
8 492 (4.59%) Apple
9 293 (2.73%) Meraki
10 281 (2.62%) NetApp
11 264 (2.46%) Oracle
12 258 (2.41%) Avaya
13 222 (2.07%) Symantec
14 187 (1.75%) Polycom
15 181 (1.69%) ServiceNow
16 175 (1.63%) Red Hat
17 174 (1.62%) EMC
18 162 (1.51%) IBM
19 148 (1.38%) Aruba
19 148 (1.38%) McAfee