Period
to 26 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > Wales
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 29 24
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5 +9
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 124 89 139
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 8.83% 7.70% 7.77%
As % of the System Software category 39.87% 37.24% 58.16%
Number of salaries quoted 108 61 131
10th Percentile £22,675 £20,500 £24,250
25th Percentile £26,125 £28,000 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,500 £35,000 £32,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% +9.38% +18.52%
75th Percentile £43,750 £39,000 £41,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £44,125
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +5.63%

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 311 239 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 22.14% 20.67% 13.37%
Number of salaries quoted 245 194 219
10th Percentile £25,750 £28,500 £26,200
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,000 £27,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,000 £40,180 £36,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.04% +10.08% -5.19%
75th Percentile £47,698 £48,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £60,700 £57,050 £50,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Wales

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Wales.

Salary trend for Active Directory in Wales

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Wales over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Wales

Active Directory
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Wales region over the 6 months to 26 July 2021. 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
South Wales +2 81 £36,500 +7.35% 21
West Wales -5 20 £38,750 +33.62% 2
North Wales +10 18 £31,500 -
Mid Wales -11 4 - - 1
Active Directory
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 95 (76.61%) Windows
2 82 (66.13%) Microsoft
3 79 (63.71%) Microsoft 365
4 75 (60.48%) Windows Server
5 74 (59.68%) Azure
6 50 (40.32%) VMware
7 44 (35.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 43 (34.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 40 (32.26%) Linux
10 36 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
11 33 (26.61%) WAN
12 31 (25.00%) LAN
13 30 (24.19%) Firewall
13 30 (24.19%) PowerShell
14 27 (21.77%) ITIL
15 24 (19.35%) DHCP
15 24 (19.35%) DNS
16 23 (18.55%) Social Skills
17 22 (17.74%) Finance
17 22 (17.74%) Cisco
18 21 (16.94%) TCP/IP
19 20 (16.13%) Hyper-V
20 19 (15.32%) VPN
20 19 (15.32%) Microsoft Certification
20 19 (15.32%) Red Hat
20 19 (15.32%) Advertising
21 17 (13.71%) CentOS
21 17 (13.71%) Windows 10
22 16 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
22 16 (12.90%) Cybersecurity

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 11 (8.87%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.06%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.45%) Apache
3 8 (6.45%) IIS
4 7 (5.65%) Apache Spark
4 7 (5.65%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (5.65%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.42%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) assyst
2 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 79 (63.71%) Microsoft 365
2 74 (59.68%) Azure
3 44 (35.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (6.45%) AWS
4 8 (6.45%) OpenShift
5 6 (4.84%) IaaS
5 6 (4.84%) PaaS
6 3 (2.42%) SaaS
7 2 (1.61%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.81%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.81%) GitHub
8 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (26.61%) WAN
2 31 (25.00%) LAN
3 30 (24.19%) Firewall
4 24 (19.35%) DHCP
4 24 (19.35%) DNS
5 21 (16.94%) TCP/IP
6 19 (15.32%) VPN
7 14 (11.29%) SAN
8 11 (8.87%) VoIP
9 10 (8.06%) Wireless
10 7 (5.65%) NetScaler
11 6 (4.84%) SMTP
11 6 (4.84%) VLAN
11 6 (4.84%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (4.03%) Network Security
12 5 (4.03%) Skype
12 5 (4.03%) SSL
13 4 (3.23%) Cisco ISE
13 4 (3.23%) MPLS
13 4 (3.23%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.65%) Hadoop
2 5 (4.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.81%) Big Data
3 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.42%) JIRA
3 2 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.81%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.81%) JMeter
4 1 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.81%) Postman
4 1 (0.81%) Selenium
4 1 (0.81%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.81%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (18.55%) Social Skills
2 22 (17.74%) Finance
3 19 (15.32%) Advertising
4 5 (4.03%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.42%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (2.42%) Retail
7 2 (1.61%) Games
7 2 (1.61%) Law
8 1 (0.81%) Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.81%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 37 (29.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (19.35%) Analyst
3 16 (12.90%) IT Support
4 15 (12.10%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (11.29%) Support Analyst
6 11 (8.87%) IT Analyst
7 9 (7.26%) IT Engineer
8 8 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (6.45%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.45%) Support Technician
9 7 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (5.65%) Azure Engineer
9 7 (5.65%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.65%) IT Support Technician
9 7 (5.65%) IT Technician
9 7 (5.65%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 7 (5.65%) Support Engineer
9 7 (5.65%) Technical Support
10 6 (4.84%) Service Analyst
10 6 (4.84%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.65%) .NET
1 7 (5.65%) JMS
2 4 (3.23%) LDAP
2 4 (3.23%) SAML
3 1 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.81%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.87%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.65%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.84%) CMDB
3 6 (4.84%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (4.03%) User Experience
5 4 (3.23%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.42%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.42%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.42%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.61%) AS400
7 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.81%) FMCG
8 1 (0.81%) Handset
8 1 (0.81%) HoloLens
8 1 (0.81%) iPad
8 1 (0.81%) iPhone
8 1 (0.81%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 95 (76.61%) Windows
2 75 (60.48%) Windows Server
3 40 (32.26%) Linux
4 17 (13.71%) CentOS
4 17 (13.71%) Windows 10
5 16 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (10.48%) Windows Server 2019
7 11 (8.87%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (4.03%) Unix
10 3 (2.42%) VMS
10 3 (2.42%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.61%) AIX
11 2 (1.61%) HPUX
11 2 (1.61%) Solaris
12 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (34.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 27 (21.77%) ITIL
3 16 (12.90%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (11.29%) DevOps
4 14 (11.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (10.48%) Service Management
6 12 (9.68%) Patch Management
6 12 (9.68%) Project Management
7 11 (8.87%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 11 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (8.87%) Project Delivery
8 9 (7.26%) Capacity Management
8 9 (7.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.45%) ITSM
9 8 (6.45%) Migration
10 7 (5.65%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (5.65%) Security Patching
10 7 (5.65%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.19%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.26%) SQL
3 7 (5.65%) Bash Shell
4 6 (4.84%) C#
4 6 (4.84%) Python
4 6 (4.84%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.81%) Java
5 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (15.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (12.10%) Degree
3 9 (7.26%) A+ Certification
3 9 (7.26%) MCP
4 7 (5.65%) MCSE
4 7 (5.65%) RHCE
5 6 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.03%) Master's Degree
7 4 (3.23%) CCNA
7 4 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.23%) MCSA
8 3 (2.42%) MCITP
8 3 (2.42%) MCTS
9 2 (1.61%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.81%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.81%) NCDA
10 1 (0.81%) NCIE
10 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.81%) PMP
10 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.87%) SLA
2 4 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 36 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (16.13%) Hyper-V
3 13 (10.48%) vSphere
4 9 (7.26%) XenApp
5 8 (6.45%) Docker
5 8 (6.45%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.65%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.23%) Shibboleth
9 3 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.81%) Firmware
10 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (11.29%) SCCM
2 9 (7.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (6.45%) Ansible
3 8 (6.45%) Kubernetes
4 7 (5.65%) Puppet
5 4 (3.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 4 (3.23%) FortiGate
5 4 (3.23%) WSUS
6 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (2.42%) SCOM
7 2 (1.61%) QRadar
8 1 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.81%) Terraform
8 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 82 (66.13%) Microsoft
2 50 (40.32%) VMware
3 22 (17.74%) Cisco
4 19 (15.32%) Red Hat
5 13 (10.48%) Citrix
6 10 (8.06%) Sophos
7 7 (5.65%) Aruba
7 7 (5.65%) Brocade
7 7 (5.65%) Clearswift
7 7 (5.65%) F5
8 6 (4.84%) Veeam
9 4 (3.23%) Darktrace
9 4 (3.23%) HP
10 3 (2.42%) Avaya
10 3 (2.42%) BT
10 3 (2.42%) Juniper
10 3 (2.42%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (2.42%) Oracle
10 3 (2.42%) Remedy
10 3 (2.42%) SonicWALL