Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 26 34
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 6,048 10,328 11,205
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.74% 7.18% 6.50%
As % of the System Software category 38.89% 43.53% 46.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5,305 9,061 9,724
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,221
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.75% +6.35%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +2.86% +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 15,553 23,728 24,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.33% 16.50% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 12,625 19,367 19,722
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +9.33%

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 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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 5,552 £40,000 +6.67% 328
UK excluding London +1 3,619 £36,000 +2.86% 288
London -2 2,240 £47,500 +5.56% 65
South East -3 1,048 £37,500 +4.17% 79
North of England -9 778 £37,500 +11.94% 74
Midlands -1 613 £37,000 -1.33% 41
South West +12 454 £35,000 -10.26% 51
North West -4 430 £37,500 +7.14% 40
East of England +4 413 £36,000 +9.09% 18
West Midlands -3 370 £37,500 -6.25% 27
Work from Home -2 300 £60,000 - 27
Yorkshire -16 260 £39,000 +20.00% 22
East Midlands +3 241 £35,000 -6.67% 14
Scotland +29 212 £33,000 +1.54% 10
Wales -1 105 £37,000 +15.63% 13
North East +13 88 £31,000 -11.43% 12
Northern Ireland -3 4 £42,250 +83.70% 2

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 4,761 (78.72%) Windows
2 3,614 (59.76%) Microsoft
3 3,191 (52.76%) Office 365
4 2,633 (43.54%) Windows Server
5 2,295 (37.95%) Azure
6 2,236 (36.97%) VMware
7 1,617 (26.74%) Windows 10
8 1,406 (23.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,324 (21.89%) DNS
10 1,251 (20.68%) PowerShell
11 1,227 (20.29%) ITIL
12 1,176 (19.44%) SCCM
13 1,140 (18.85%) Firewall
14 1,138 (18.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 1,076 (17.79%) DHCP
16 1,040 (17.20%) MS Exchange
17 1,008 (16.67%) Citrix
18 992 (16.40%) Hyper-V
19 956 (15.81%) Microsoft Office
20 939 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
21 905 (14.96%) SQL Server
22 902 (14.91%) Cisco
23 873 (14.43%) SQL
24 869 (14.37%) Finance
25 805 (13.31%) Problem-Solving
26 791 (13.08%) Windows Server 2016
27 780 (12.90%) Azure Active Directory
28 772 (12.76%) TCP/IP
29 767 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
30 746 (12.33%) Windows 7

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 1,040 (17.20%) MS Exchange
2 744 (12.30%) SharePoint
3 327 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 297 (4.91%) IIS
5 271 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 251 (4.15%) Skype for Business
7 76 (1.26%) Confluence
8 39 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 30 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 30 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 29 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 24 (0.40%) WebSphere
12 23 (0.38%) Apache
13 22 (0.36%) Drupal
14 16 (0.26%) CMS
15 15 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
15 15 (0.25%) OpenStack
16 13 (0.21%) JBoss
17 11 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
18 10 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 956 (15.81%) Microsoft Office
2 111 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.066%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.066%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.033%) InDesign
9 2 (0.033%) Windchill
10 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.017%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.017%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 1 (0.017%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 24 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.25%) Sentinel
4 12 (0.20%) Elite 3E
5 11 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.083%) Infor SunSystems
7 5 (0.083%) iTrent
8 4 (0.066%) assyst
8 4 (0.066%) FastStats
8 4 (0.066%) Unica
8 4 (0.066%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.050%) Exchequer
9 3 (0.050%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.033%) Maximo
10 2 (0.033%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.033%) Sage 50
10 2 (0.033%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3,191 (52.76%) Office 365
2 2,295 (37.95%) Azure
3 780 (12.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 737 (12.19%) AWS
5 328 (5.42%) IaaS
6 293 (4.84%) PaaS
7 251 (4.15%) SaaS
8 175 (2.89%) OneDrive
9 123 (2.03%) Power Platform
10 103 (1.70%) Mimecast
11 82 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
12 60 (0.99%) GCP
13 58 (0.96%) Serverless
14 54 (0.89%) G Suite
15 50 (0.83%) PowerApps
16 44 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
17 34 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
18 31 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 30 (0.50%) Azure Functions
20 25 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1,324 (21.89%) DNS
2 1,140 (18.85%) Firewall
3 1,076 (17.79%) DHCP
4 772 (12.76%) TCP/IP
5 706 (11.67%) LAN
6 649 (10.73%) WAN
7 535 (8.85%) VPN
8 494 (8.17%) SAN
9 294 (4.86%) Skype
10 267 (4.41%) VoIP
11 259 (4.28%) VLAN
12 248 (4.10%) Wireless
13 186 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
14 184 (3.04%) Internet
15 153 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
16 146 (2.41%) NAS
16 146 (2.41%) NetScaler
17 123 (2.03%) Network Security
18 95 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
19 61 (1.01%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 905 (14.96%) SQL Server
2 94 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
3 91 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 84 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
5 81 (1.34%) MySQL
6 71 (1.17%) Power BI
7 65 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
8 59 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
9 53 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 47 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 39 (0.64%) Relational Database
12 38 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 31 (0.51%) Oracle Database
14 30 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
15 27 (0.45%) SQL Server 2017
16 25 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (0.40%) Data Lake
17 24 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 20 (0.33%) Big Data
18 20 (0.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 147 (2.43%) JIRA
2 97 (1.60%) Git (software)
3 50 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
4 47 (0.78%) Jenkins
5 44 (0.73%) TeamCity
6 39 (0.64%) Visual Studio
7 38 (0.63%) Bitbucket
8 27 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
9 23 (0.38%) MSI
10 18 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (0.25%) Metasploit
12 12 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 12 (0.20%) Subversion
13 10 (0.17%) GitLab
13 10 (0.17%) NUnit
14 7 (0.12%) CircleCI
14 7 (0.12%) Maven
14 7 (0.12%) SonarQube
14 7 (0.12%) WinDbg
General
1 869 (14.37%) Finance
2 202 (3.34%) Public Sector
3 192 (3.17%) Legal
4 173 (2.86%) Retail
5 170 (2.81%) Law
6 151 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 139 (2.30%) Banking
8 102 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 80 (1.32%) Marketing
10 76 (1.26%) Advertising
11 62 (1.03%) Local Government
12 47 (0.78%) Back Office
13 41 (0.68%) Games
14 39 (0.64%) Aerospace
15 31 (0.51%) Billing
16 28 (0.46%) Electronics
17 21 (0.35%) Financial Institution
18 17 (0.28%) Military
19 12 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
20 10 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 999 (16.52%) Analyst
2 884 (14.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 872 (14.42%) Support Engineer
4 782 (12.93%) IT Support
5 612 (10.12%) IT Engineer
6 475 (7.85%) Support Analyst
7 404 (6.68%) 2nd Line Support
8 377 (6.23%) Consultant
9 333 (5.51%) IT Support Engineer
10 321 (5.31%) Administrator
11 301 (4.98%) IT Analyst
12 276 (4.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 273 (4.51%) Architect
14 261 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support
14 261 (4.32%) Desktop Support
15 255 (4.22%) Service Analyst
16 247 (4.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 232 (3.84%) Service Desk Analyst
18 227 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
19 222 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (2.91%) .NET
2 121 (2.00%) LDAP
3 94 (1.55%) Web Services
4 50 (0.83%) HTML
5 43 (0.71%) REST
6 40 (0.66%) .NET Framework
6 40 (0.66%) CSS
7 36 (0.60%) JSON
7 36 (0.60%) SAML
8 29 (0.48%) ASP.NET
9 28 (0.46%) OAuth
10 27 (0.45%) XML
11 21 (0.35%) SailPoint
12 18 (0.30%) AngularJS
12 18 (0.30%) Node.js
13 17 (0.28%) .NET Core
13 17 (0.28%) Entity Framework
13 17 (0.28%) SOAP
14 15 (0.25%) HTML5
15 14 (0.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 554 (9.16%) Data Centre
2 337 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 281 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 263 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
5 168 (2.78%) Clustering
6 133 (2.20%) PKI
7 130 (2.15%) Driving Licence
8 105 (1.74%) Replication
9 103 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
10 100 (1.65%) Public Cloud
11 89 (1.47%) Private Cloud
12 80 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
13 73 (1.21%) Smartphone
14 70 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
14 70 (1.16%) iPhone
15 67 (1.11%) iPad
16 63 (1.04%) User Experience
17 52 (0.86%) Algorithms
18 50 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
19 39 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4,761 (78.72%) Windows
2 2,633 (43.54%) Windows Server
3 1,617 (26.74%) Windows 10
4 939 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 791 (13.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 746 (12.33%) Windows 7
7 705 (11.66%) Linux
8 614 (10.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 243 (4.02%) Windows Server 2019
10 203 (3.36%) Windows 8
11 164 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 155 (2.56%) Android
13 148 (2.45%) Unix
14 137 (2.27%) Apple iOS
15 110 (1.82%) Mac OS X
16 104 (1.72%) Mac OS
17 82 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 59 (0.98%) Ubuntu
19 54 (0.89%) CentOS
20 44 (0.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,227 (20.29%) ITIL
2 1,138 (18.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 805 (13.31%) Problem-Solving
4 427 (7.06%) Migration
5 381 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
6 336 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 325 (5.37%) DevOps
8 296 (4.89%) Information Security
9 293 (4.84%) Project Delivery
10 267 (4.41%) Project Management
11 259 (4.28%) Incident Management
12 252 (4.17%) Service Management
13 248 (4.10%) Mentoring
14 244 (4.03%) Service Delivery
15 233 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
16 229 (3.79%) Change Management
17 184 (3.04%) Continuous Improvement
18 174 (2.88%) ITSM
19 168 (2.78%) Presales
20 166 (2.74%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1,251 (20.68%) PowerShell
2 873 (14.43%) SQL
3 167 (2.76%) Python
4 112 (1.85%) VBScript
5 110 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 106 (1.75%) C#
7 77 (1.27%) Java
8 59 (0.98%) JavaScript
9 50 (0.83%) T-SQL
10 46 (0.76%) C
10 46 (0.76%) Shell Script
11 37 (0.61%) Perl
12 31 (0.51%) VB.NET
13 26 (0.43%) VB
14 24 (0.40%) Ruby
15 16 (0.26%) R
16 15 (0.25%) PHP
17 13 (0.21%) VBA
18 12 (0.20%) C++
18 12 (0.20%) Go
Qualifications
1 767 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 438 (7.24%) Degree
3 343 (5.67%) MCSE
4 309 (5.11%) Security Cleared
5 296 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
6 275 (4.55%) MCSA
7 229 (3.79%) CCNA
8 184 (3.04%) SC Cleared
9 148 (2.45%) MCP
10 140 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 137 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
12 108 (1.79%) DV Cleared
13 101 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
14 99 (1.64%) CCNP
15 85 (1.41%) CISSP
16 79 (1.31%) A+ Certification
17 71 (1.17%) MCITP
18 53 (0.88%) CISM
19 36 (0.60%) DBS Check
20 34 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 609 (10.07%) SLA
2 220 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 108 (1.79%) GDPR
4 85 (1.41%) QA
5 59 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 55 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
7 38 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 24 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 20 (0.33%) NIST
10 19 (0.31%) NCSC
11 12 (0.20%) NIST 800
12 11 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 11 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 9 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.099%) COBIT
15 5 (0.083%) PMO
16 4 (0.066%) ISO 14001
17 3 (0.050%) GxP
18 2 (0.033%) Data Quality
19 1 (0.017%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,406 (23.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 992 (16.40%) Hyper-V
3 378 (6.25%) XenApp
4 351 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
5 346 (5.72%) vSphere
6 238 (3.94%) XenDesktop
7 153 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
8 122 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
9 97 (1.60%) Docker
10 70 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
11 69 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 48 (0.79%) Firmware
13 44 (0.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 44 (0.73%) Terminal Server
14 43 (0.71%) Terminal Services
15 37 (0.61%) VMware NSX
15 37 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
16 36 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 33 (0.55%) BitLocker
18 22 (0.36%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1,176 (19.44%) SCCM
2 442 (7.31%) Microsoft Intune
3 271 (4.48%) SCOM
4 252 (4.17%) WSUS
5 144 (2.38%) Ansible
6 121 (2.00%) Terraform
6 121 (2.00%) vCenter Server
7 90 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
8 86 (1.42%) SCVMM
9 84 (1.39%) Backup Exec
9 84 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
10 83 (1.37%) Puppet
11 75 (1.24%) Kubernetes
12 61 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
13 48 (0.79%) NetBackup
14 44 (0.73%) Nagios
15 39 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
16 32 (0.53%) vRealize
17 31 (0.51%) AirWatch
18 30 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 3,614 (59.76%) Microsoft
2 2,236 (36.97%) VMware
3 1,008 (16.67%) Citrix
4 902 (14.91%) Cisco
5 404 (6.68%) HP
6 266 (4.40%) Veeam
7 240 (3.97%) Dell
8 209 (3.46%) Apple
9 185 (3.06%) NetApp
10 173 (2.86%) Oracle
11 142 (2.35%) EMC
12 134 (2.22%) ServiceNow
13 128 (2.12%) Meraki
14 125 (2.07%) Red Hat
15 124 (2.05%) Symantec
16 120 (1.98%) Google
17 108 (1.79%) Palo Alto
18 97 (1.60%) McAfee
19 91 (1.50%) SolarWinds
20 82 (1.36%) Sophos