Period
to 26 September 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 71 43 40
Rank change year-on-year -28 -3 +47
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,088 319 498
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 4.18% 5.87% 6.30%
As % of the System Software category 21.96% 29.95% 32.13%
Number of salaries quoted 857 291 416
10th Percentile £27,800 £29,000 £35,700
25th Percentile £36,250 £41,125 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% -16.00% +25.00%
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £87,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 "
UK median annual salary £40,000 £44,632 £36,000
% change year-on-year -10.38% +23.98% -

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 WFH option and a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4,955 1,065 1,550
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 19.02% 19.58% 19.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3,978 984 1,301
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% -14.81% +17.39%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £83,750 £90,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Active Directory
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Active Directory trend for jobs with a WFH option

Active Directory
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Active Directory.

Active Directory salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Active Directory
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Active Directory over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Active Directory salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, Active Directory job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Active Directory.

1 761 (69.94%) Windows
2 716 (65.81%) Microsoft
3 711 (65.35%) Azure
4 635 (58.36%) Microsoft 365
5 456 (41.91%) Windows Server
6 383 (35.20%) VMware
7 350 (32.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 279 (25.64%) Microsoft Intune
9 248 (22.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 239 (21.97%) Windows 10
11 228 (20.96%) Firewall
11 228 (20.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 216 (19.85%) PowerShell
13 208 (19.12%) AWS
14 204 (18.75%) SQL Server
14 204 (18.75%) Social Skills
15 203 (18.66%) DNS
16 189 (17.37%) DevOps
17 183 (16.82%) Finance
18 175 (16.08%) SharePoint
18 175 (16.08%) Presales
19 172 (15.81%) Public Cloud
19 172 (15.81%) ITIL
19 172 (15.81%) SCCM
20 168 (15.44%) Data Centre
21 166 (15.26%) Hyper-V
22 157 (14.43%) VPN
23 156 (14.34%) SQL
24 152 (13.97%) DHCP
25 149 (13.69%) Migration

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 175 (16.08%) SharePoint
2 90 (8.27%) MS Exchange
3 65 (5.97%) IIS
4 39 (3.58%) Confluence
5 23 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (1.93%) Apache
7 17 (1.56%) CMS
8 15 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (1.29%) Skype for Business
10 13 (1.19%) nginx
11 12 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
12 11 (1.01%) Umbraco
12 11 (1.01%) WordPress
13 9 (0.83%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.74%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (0.37%) Drupal
17 3 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 111 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.092%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.092%) InDesign
4 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.092%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.092%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.092%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 25 (2.30%) Sentinel
2 11 (1.01%) Sage 200
3 5 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.28%) Workfront
6 2 (0.18%) AlphaBridge
6 2 (0.18%) Alphatax
6 2 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.18%) Farmplan
6 2 (0.18%) Findur
6 2 (0.18%) KEYPrime
6 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.18%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.092%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.092%) Magento
7 1 (0.092%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (0.092%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 711 (65.35%) Azure
2 635 (58.36%) Microsoft 365
3 350 (32.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 208 (19.12%) AWS
5 112 (10.29%) IaaS
6 96 (8.82%) PaaS
7 75 (6.89%) OneDrive
8 59 (5.42%) SaaS
9 51 (4.69%) Serverless
10 35 (3.22%) Power Platform
11 29 (2.67%) Mimecast
12 28 (2.57%) GCP
13 27 (2.48%) Azure Sentinel
14 23 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (1.38%) Azure Logic Apps
16 14 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
16 14 (1.29%) Azure Key Vault
16 14 (1.29%) PowerApps
17 13 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
18 12 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 228 (20.96%) Firewall
2 203 (18.66%) DNS
3 157 (14.43%) VPN
4 152 (13.97%) DHCP
5 104 (9.56%) WAN
6 103 (9.47%) LAN
7 78 (7.17%) VLAN
8 75 (6.89%) TCP/IP
9 74 (6.80%) SAN
10 54 (4.96%) Unified Communications
11 40 (3.68%) VoIP
12 35 (3.22%) Network Security
13 34 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
15 30 (2.76%) Wireless
16 25 (2.30%) SSL
17 18 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
17 18 (1.65%) NetScaler
18 16 (1.47%) MPLS
18 16 (1.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
3 20 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
4 17 (1.56%) Power BI
5 14 (1.29%) MySQL
6 12 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.01%) Big Data
7 11 (1.01%) MariaDB
8 9 (0.83%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (0.74%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.46%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.28%) EDRMS
13 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (4.32%) JIRA
2 45 (4.14%) Git (software)
3 33 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 21 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
4 21 (1.93%) TeamCity
5 18 (1.65%) Bitbucket
5 18 (1.65%) Cypress.io
6 16 (1.47%) Jasmine
6 16 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
7 12 (1.10%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.55%) GitLab
9 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.18%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.18%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.092%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.092%) JMeter
11 1 (0.092%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.092%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.092%) SpecFlow
General
1 204 (18.75%) Social Skills
2 183 (16.82%) Finance
3 91 (8.36%) Public Sector
4 69 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
5 56 (5.15%) Retail
6 51 (4.69%) Telecoms
7 44 (4.04%) Banking
8 38 (3.49%) Automotive
9 37 (3.40%) Marketing
10 30 (2.76%) Manufacturing
11 28 (2.57%) Law
12 26 (2.39%) Documentation Skills
13 21 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
14 20 (1.84%) Electronics
14 20 (1.84%) Legal
15 15 (1.38%) Advertising
16 13 (1.19%) Organisational Skills
17 11 (1.01%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 6 (0.55%) Aerospace
18 6 (0.55%) Police
Job Titles
1 180 (16.54%) Consultant
2 165 (15.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 108 (9.93%) Analyst
4 107 (9.83%) Cloud Consultant
5 106 (9.74%) Architect
6 102 (9.38%) Azure Engineer
7 101 (9.28%) Technical Consultant
8 90 (8.27%) Support Engineer
9 84 (7.72%) Cloud Engineer
9 84 (7.72%) IT Engineer
10 82 (7.54%) IT Support
11 59 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
12 49 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
13 48 (4.41%) Support Analyst
14 45 (4.14%) AWS Architect
15 42 (3.86%) IT Analyst
16 40 (3.68%) AWS Solutions Architect
16 40 (3.68%) Security Engineer
17 39 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
18 38 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (5.15%) .NET
2 47 (4.32%) Web Services
3 26 (2.39%) OAuth
4 22 (2.02%) LDAP
5 20 (1.84%) SAML
6 18 (1.65%) Jest
6 18 (1.65%) JSON
6 18 (1.65%) Node.js
7 17 (1.56%) ARM Templates
7 17 (1.56%) OAuth2
8 12 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (0.92%) LAMP
9 10 (0.92%) LAPP Stack
9 10 (0.92%) LEMP Stack
10 9 (0.83%) .NET Framework
10 9 (0.83%) OpenID
11 7 (0.64%) HTML
11 7 (0.64%) JMS
11 7 (0.64%) REST
11 7 (0.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 172 (15.81%) Public Cloud
2 168 (15.44%) Data Centre
3 70 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
4 47 (4.32%) Clustering
5 36 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.76%) Replication
7 24 (2.21%) Cloud Native
8 23 (2.11%) Private Cloud
9 21 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (1.65%) Mobile App
10 18 (1.65%) User Experience
11 14 (1.29%) Driving Licence
12 13 (1.19%) iPhone
13 12 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (1.01%) BYOD
14 11 (1.01%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.83%) PKI
16 6 (0.55%) EFT
16 6 (0.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 761 (69.94%) Windows
2 456 (41.91%) Windows Server
3 239 (21.97%) Windows 10
4 121 (11.12%) Linux
5 111 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 88 (8.09%) Windows Server 2019
7 72 (6.62%) Windows Server 2016
8 58 (5.33%) Android
9 52 (4.78%) Apple iOS
10 39 (3.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (2.94%) Windows 7
12 29 (2.67%) CentOS
13 19 (1.75%) Mac OS
14 18 (1.65%) Mac OS X
15 12 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (1.10%) Unix
16 8 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.55%) Debian
17 6 (0.55%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (20.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 189 (17.37%) DevOps
3 175 (16.08%) Presales
4 172 (15.81%) ITIL
5 149 (13.69%) Migration
6 137 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
7 124 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
8 108 (9.93%) Cybersecurity
9 98 (9.01%) Requirements Gathering
10 86 (7.90%) Project Delivery
11 71 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
12 66 (6.07%) Project Management
13 57 (5.24%) Configuration Management
13 57 (5.24%) Mentoring
14 55 (5.06%) Coaching
15 50 (4.60%) Software Licensing
16 48 (4.41%) Infrastructure as Code
16 48 (4.41%) Service Management
17 47 (4.32%) Service Delivery
18 46 (4.23%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 216 (19.85%) PowerShell
2 156 (14.34%) SQL
3 39 (3.58%) C#
4 33 (3.03%) Python
5 15 (1.38%) PL/SQL
6 13 (1.19%) VBScript
7 11 (1.01%) Bash Shell
7 11 (1.01%) C
8 10 (0.92%) JavaScript
9 9 (0.83%) VB
10 7 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.55%) Ada
11 6 (0.55%) C++
12 5 (0.46%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.18%) VBA
14 1 (0.092%) Perl
14 1 (0.092%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 100 (9.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (7.17%) Security Cleared
3 75 (6.89%) Degree
4 70 (6.43%) SC Cleared
5 53 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (4.04%) MCSE
7 43 (3.95%) AWS Certification
8 39 (3.58%) CCNA
9 27 (2.48%) MCSA
10 17 (1.56%) CISSP
10 17 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (1.38%) CCNP
12 14 (1.29%) MCP
13 12 (1.10%) MCITP
14 10 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
15 9 (0.83%) DBS Check
15 9 (0.83%) MCTS
15 9 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (0.74%) CISA
16 8 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (7.26%) SLA
2 51 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (3.03%) GDPR
4 20 (1.84%) NIST
5 12 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 12 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (0.55%) ISO 22301
6 6 (0.55%) QA
7 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 4 (0.37%) PMO
9 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.092%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.092%) NCSC
System Software
1 248 (22.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 166 (15.26%) Hyper-V
3 54 (4.96%) vSphere
4 53 (4.87%) Virtual Desktop
5 51 (4.69%) Docker
6 32 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (2.11%) XenApp
9 20 (1.84%) XenDesktop
10 12 (1.10%) BitLocker
11 11 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.92%) iptables
13 8 (0.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 6 (0.55%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.37%) Firmware
15 4 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.28%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.28%) vCloud
17 2 (0.18%) LXC
Systems Management
1 279 (25.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 172 (15.81%) SCCM
3 90 (8.27%) Single Sign-On
4 89 (8.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 67 (6.16%) Kubernetes
6 60 (5.51%) Terraform
7 59 (5.42%) Ansible
8 39 (3.58%) Puppet
9 31 (2.85%) WSUS
10 27 (2.48%) SCOM
11 22 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
12 20 (1.84%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (1.10%) Jamf Pro
13 12 (1.10%) vCenter Server
14 10 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
15 8 (0.74%) AirWatch
16 7 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
16 7 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
16 7 (0.64%) Nagios
16 7 (0.64%) QRadar
Vendors
1 716 (65.81%) Microsoft
2 383 (35.20%) VMware
3 126 (11.58%) Cisco
4 96 (8.82%) Apple
5 88 (8.09%) Citrix
6 57 (5.24%) Google
7 50 (4.60%) Meraki
8 48 (4.41%) Adobe
9 43 (3.95%) Sophos
10 42 (3.86%) Veeam
11 38 (3.49%) HP
12 34 (3.13%) ServiceNow
13 32 (2.94%) Splunk
14 29 (2.67%) Dell
14 29 (2.67%) Oracle
15 26 (2.39%) Red Hat
16 24 (2.21%) SAP
17 23 (2.11%) Palo Alto
18 19 (1.75%) Atlassian
19 17 (1.56%) NetApp