Period
to 26 March 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 26 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK
6 months to
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 34 30
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 10,384 11,255 11,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.00% 6.43% 6.42%
As % of the System Software category 44.04% 47.24% 52.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8,692 9,668 9,541
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £60,000
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 23,579 23,826 21,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.89% 13.62% 12.28%
Number of salaries quoted 19,193 19,514 17,503
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 March 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 26 March 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 +5 9,830 £37,500 +2.74% 412
UK excluding London +4 6,217 £35,000 +7.69% 303
London -1 3,934 £45,000 - 125
South East +4 2,021 £35,000 +7.69% 66
North of England +19 1,529 £34,000 +13.33% 105
Midlands +4 1,012 £39,000 +14.71% 65
North West +19 795 £35,000 +16.67% 59
East of England +26 786 £35,000 - 15
West Midlands +1 671 £40,000 +19.40% 38
Yorkshire +17 628 £34,250 +5.38% 39
South West -17 526 £35,000 +9.38% 36
East Midlands +9 340 £37,500 +7.14% 27
Scotland -3 203 £33,500 -18.79% 13
Wales +3 127 £32,000 +7.56% 3
North East +7 110 £32,500 +3.17% 7
Northern Ireland -34 17 £23,000 -11.54%
Channel Islands +7 11 £33,500 +3.08%
Isle of Man +6 8 £45,000 +52.54%

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 8,093 (77.94%) Windows
2 5,961 (57.41%) Microsoft
3 4,354 (41.93%) Office 365
4 4,277 (41.19%) Windows Server
5 3,783 (36.43%) VMware
6 3,072 (29.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 2,522 (24.29%) ITIL
8 2,437 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2,364 (22.77%) Windows 10
10 2,317 (22.31%) MS Exchange
11 2,238 (21.55%) DNS
12 2,168 (20.88%) Microsoft Office
13 2,163 (20.83%) Firewall
14 1,969 (18.96%) Citrix
15 1,935 (18.63%) Windows 7
16 1,907 (18.36%) PowerShell
17 1,888 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
18 1,863 (17.94%) Hyper-V
19 1,771 (17.06%) DHCP
20 1,743 (16.79%) Windows Server 2008
21 1,737 (16.73%) Cisco
22 1,707 (16.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 1,673 (16.11%) SQL
24 1,614 (15.54%) SCCM
25 1,486 (14.31%) Linux
26 1,474 (14.19%) Finance
27 1,455 (14.01%) SQL Server
28 1,434 (13.81%) Microsoft Certification
29 1,429 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
30 1,239 (11.93%) 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 2,317 (22.31%) MS Exchange
2 986 (9.50%) SharePoint
3 682 (6.57%) IIS
4 652 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 540 (5.20%) Skype for Business
6 472 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 215 (2.07%) Apache
8 157 (1.51%) Confluence
9 142 (1.37%) Tomcat
10 128 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 126 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
12 101 (0.97%) IBM Notes
13 73 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
14 67 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 56 (0.54%) CMS
16 43 (0.41%) nginx
17 40 (0.39%) Apache Solr
17 40 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
18 38 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
19 35 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2,168 (20.88%) Microsoft Office
2 242 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 132 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 99 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 21 (0.20%) AutoCAD
7 17 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 17 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.039%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.019%) Revit
10 2 (0.019%) SPSS
11 1 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.010%) FileZilla
11 1 (0.010%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 78 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 25 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
4 18 (0.17%) Sage X3
5 14 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
7 12 (0.12%) HFM
7 12 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
8 11 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.077%) Carpe Diem
9 8 (0.077%) NetSuite
10 7 (0.067%) Workfront
11 6 (0.058%) Elite 3E
11 6 (0.058%) iTrent
12 5 (0.048%) assyst
12 5 (0.048%) Visualfiles
13 4 (0.039%) Odoo
13 4 (0.039%) SAP Business One
13 4 (0.039%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4,354 (41.93%) Office 365
2 3,072 (29.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,218 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
4 846 (8.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 421 (4.05%) IaaS
6 396 (3.81%) SaaS
7 378 (3.64%) PaaS
8 193 (1.86%) Mimecast
9 160 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 119 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
11 118 (1.14%) Amazon S3
11 118 (1.14%) OneDrive
12 113 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
13 104 (1.00%) Serverless
14 100 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 91 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
16 78 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
17 66 (0.64%) G Suite
18 51 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
19 50 (0.48%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 2,238 (21.55%) DNS
2 2,163 (20.83%) Firewall
3 1,771 (17.06%) DHCP
4 1,239 (11.93%) LAN
5 1,226 (11.81%) TCP/IP
6 1,173 (11.30%) WAN
7 985 (9.49%) VPN
8 896 (8.63%) SAN
9 665 (6.40%) VoIP
10 571 (5.50%) Skype
11 540 (5.20%) VLAN
12 445 (4.29%) Wireless
13 425 (4.09%) Internet
14 361 (3.48%) Network Security
15 249 (2.40%) Remote Desktop
16 242 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
17 225 (2.17%) NAS
18 222 (2.14%) MPLS
19 194 (1.87%) Unified Communications
20 179 (1.72%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,455 (14.01%) SQL Server
2 141 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
3 129 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 124 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
5 103 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 97 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
7 91 (0.88%) MySQL
8 73 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 72 (0.69%) Relational Database
10 70 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 58 (0.56%) RDBMS
12 53 (0.51%) Power BI
13 51 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
14 49 (0.47%) Oracle Database
15 44 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
16 39 (0.38%) Cosmos DB
17 33 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
18 32 (0.31%) Big Data
19 30 (0.29%) NoSQL
19 30 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 329 (3.17%) Git (software)
2 250 (2.41%) Jenkins
3 245 (2.36%) JIRA
4 176 (1.69%) TeamCity
5 127 (1.22%) Visual Studio
6 112 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
7 107 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
8 84 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 74 (0.71%) Cucumber
10 69 (0.66%) NUnit
11 68 (0.65%) SpecFlow
12 61 (0.59%) MSI
13 51 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 35 (0.34%) JUnit
15 34 (0.33%) GitLab
15 34 (0.33%) Maven
16 30 (0.29%) InstallShield
17 26 (0.25%) AdminStudio
18 21 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
19 19 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 1,474 (14.19%) Finance
2 301 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 300 (2.89%) Banking
4 283 (2.73%) Retail
5 262 (2.52%) Law
6 260 (2.50%) Legal
7 175 (1.69%) Marketing
8 165 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 121 (1.17%) Advertising
10 84 (0.81%) Back Office
11 79 (0.76%) Games
12 52 (0.50%) Electronics
13 36 (0.35%) Investment Banking
14 35 (0.34%) Publishing
15 34 (0.33%) German Language
16 32 (0.31%) Military
17 29 (0.28%) French Language
18 26 (0.25%) Front Office
19 24 (0.23%) Financial Institution
20 23 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2,145 (20.66%) Analyst
2 1,599 (15.40%) Support Engineer
3 1,458 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,277 (12.30%) IT Support
5 1,069 (10.29%) Support Analyst
6 890 (8.57%) IT Engineer
7 872 (8.40%) 2nd Line Support
8 677 (6.52%) IT Analyst
9 625 (6.02%) Service Analyst
10 597 (5.75%) Service Desk Analyst
11 558 (5.37%) Architect
12 546 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 545 (5.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 530 (5.10%) IT Support Engineer
15 469 (4.52%) Desktop Support
16 426 (4.10%) IT Support Analyst
17 422 (4.06%) Administrator
18 403 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
19 397 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
20 388 (3.74%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (3.28%) Web Services
2 313 (3.01%) .NET
3 214 (2.06%) LDAP
4 174 (1.68%) JSON
5 159 (1.53%) HTML
6 128 (1.23%) SAML
7 121 (1.17%) REST
8 117 (1.13%) XML
9 109 (1.05%) CSS
10 96 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
11 87 (0.84%) OAuth
12 84 (0.81%) Node.js
13 75 (0.72%) ASP.NET
14 69 (0.66%) Gherkin
15 65 (0.63%) Software Packaging
16 62 (0.60%) HTML5
16 62 (0.60%) J2EE
17 48 (0.46%) SailPoint
18 47 (0.45%) .NET Framework
19 46 (0.44%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 964 (9.28%) Data Centre
2 665 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 617 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
4 395 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 313 (3.01%) Clustering
6 277 (2.67%) Driving Licence
7 263 (2.53%) Public Cloud
8 215 (2.07%) Replication
9 212 (2.04%) PKI
10 201 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
11 200 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
12 159 (1.53%) Blackberry
13 153 (1.47%) iPhone
14 143 (1.38%) Fintech
15 135 (1.30%) Fat Client
15 135 (1.30%) Thin Client
16 129 (1.24%) Private Cloud
17 116 (1.12%) User Experience
18 114 (1.10%) iPad
19 113 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8,093 (77.94%) Windows
2 4,277 (41.19%) Windows Server
3 2,364 (22.77%) Windows 10
4 1,935 (18.63%) Windows 7
5 1,888 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,743 (16.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,486 (14.31%) Linux
8 572 (5.51%) Windows 8
9 438 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 303 (2.92%) Apple iOS
11 272 (2.62%) Unix
12 271 (2.61%) Android
13 211 (2.03%) Windows XP
14 198 (1.91%) Mac OS X
15 169 (1.63%) Mac OS
16 140 (1.35%) CentOS
17 119 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 101 (0.97%) Ubuntu
19 61 (0.59%) AIX
20 37 (0.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,522 (24.29%) ITIL
2 1,707 (16.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1,429 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
4 815 (7.85%) Agile Software Development
5 740 (7.13%) Migration
6 694 (6.68%) Service Delivery
7 583 (5.61%) DevOps
8 581 (5.60%) Service Management
9 575 (5.54%) Project Management
10 533 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
11 483 (4.65%) Incident Management
12 456 (4.39%) Presales
13 438 (4.22%) Information Security
14 394 (3.79%) Computer Science
14 394 (3.79%) Continuous Improvement
15 381 (3.67%) Mentoring
16 368 (3.54%) Mobile Device Management
17 359 (3.46%) ITSM
18 351 (3.38%) Cybersecurity
19 340 (3.27%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1,907 (18.36%) PowerShell
2 1,673 (16.11%) SQL
3 354 (3.41%) Java
4 306 (2.95%) Python
5 251 (2.42%) C#
6 247 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 229 (2.21%) JavaScript
8 135 (1.30%) VBScript
9 131 (1.26%) Perl
10 126 (1.21%) C
11 87 (0.84%) Shell Script
12 81 (0.78%) T-SQL
13 78 (0.75%) PHP
14 56 (0.54%) VB
15 48 (0.46%) Ruby
16 41 (0.39%) VBA
17 27 (0.26%) VB.NET
18 21 (0.20%) TypeScript
19 18 (0.17%) C++
20 17 (0.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,434 (13.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 912 (8.78%) Degree
3 898 (8.65%) MCSE
4 596 (5.74%) Cisco Certification
5 578 (5.57%) MCSA
6 485 (4.67%) Security Cleared
7 449 (4.32%) CCNA
8 394 (3.79%) MCP
9 330 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 314 (3.02%) SC Cleared
11 273 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
12 266 (2.56%) MCITP
13 202 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
14 154 (1.48%) CCNP
15 150 (1.44%) A+ Certification
16 147 (1.42%) CISSP
17 122 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
18 115 (1.11%) DV Cleared
19 75 (0.72%) CCA
19 75 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 925 (8.91%) SLA
2 350 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 278 (2.68%) GDPR
4 117 (1.13%) PCI DSS
5 94 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
6 84 (0.81%) QA
7 57 (0.55%) HIPAA
8 41 (0.39%) PMO
9 34 (0.33%) COBIT
9 34 (0.33%) ISO 9001
10 31 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 22 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 21 (0.20%) JSP 440
13 17 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 14 (0.13%) ISO 22301
15 12 (0.12%) HL7
15 12 (0.12%) ISO 9000
16 6 (0.058%) NIST 800
17 5 (0.048%) Data Quality
18 4 (0.039%) COSO
System Software
1 2,437 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1,863 (17.94%) Hyper-V
3 664 (6.39%) XenApp
4 565 (5.44%) vSphere
5 477 (4.59%) VMware ESXi
6 372 (3.58%) XenDesktop
7 262 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
8 203 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
9 199 (1.92%) Docker
10 184 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
11 141 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
12 120 (1.16%) XenServer
13 109 (1.05%) Terminal Services
14 100 (0.96%) BitLocker
15 94 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
16 74 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 66 (0.64%) Terminal Server
18 54 (0.52%) DFS Replication
18 54 (0.52%) Firmware
19 42 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1,614 (15.54%) SCCM
2 438 (4.22%) SCOM
3 358 (3.45%) Ansible
4 292 (2.81%) Microsoft Intune
5 289 (2.78%) Puppet
6 260 (2.50%) WSUS
7 248 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
8 243 (2.34%) Backup Exec
9 166 (1.60%) Nagios
10 162 (1.56%) vCenter Server
11 155 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
12 149 (1.43%) Kubernetes
13 141 (1.36%) SCVMM
14 140 (1.35%) Terraform
15 119 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
16 110 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
17 103 (0.99%) AirWatch
18 100 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
19 85 (0.82%) NetBackup
20 64 (0.62%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5,961 (57.41%) Microsoft
2 3,783 (36.43%) VMware
3 1,969 (18.96%) Citrix
4 1,737 (16.73%) Cisco
5 795 (7.66%) HP
6 489 (4.71%) Dell
7 436 (4.20%) Veeam
8 423 (4.07%) Apple
9 377 (3.63%) NetApp
10 307 (2.96%) Symantec
11 281 (2.71%) Oracle
12 218 (2.10%) Avaya
13 214 (2.06%) EMC
14 213 (2.05%) Meraki
15 206 (1.98%) McAfee
16 203 (1.95%) Google
17 198 (1.91%) IBM
18 191 (1.84%) ServiceNow
19 178 (1.71%) Red Hat
20 176 (1.69%) Ivanti