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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 2 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 106 71 58
Rank change year-on-year -35 -13 -14
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 2,736 1,661 439
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 3.48% 4.42% 4.93%
As % of the System Software category 17.87% 22.67% 25.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,274 1,496 393
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% - -9.09%
75th Percentile £60,250 £65,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 15,311 7,327 1,695
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 19.46% 19.51% 19.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7,977 5,907 1,474
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - - -4.00%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,105 £93,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 2 July 2022.

Active Directory salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, Active Directory job roles required the following 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 1,781 (65.10%) Windows
2 1,679 (61.37%) Microsoft
3 1,582 (57.82%) Azure
4 1,528 (55.85%) Microsoft 365
5 984 (35.96%) Windows Server
6 832 (30.41%) VMware
7 784 (28.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 744 (27.19%) Social Skills
9 721 (26.35%) DNS
10 614 (22.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 589 (21.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 579 (21.16%) ITIL
13 577 (21.09%) PowerShell
14 555 (20.29%) Firewall
15 531 (19.41%) DHCP
16 493 (18.02%) Windows 10
17 446 (16.30%) SharePoint
18 442 (16.15%) Finance
19 437 (15.97%) SCCM
20 417 (15.24%) AWS
21 413 (15.10%) Linux
22 376 (13.74%) Microsoft Office
23 371 (13.56%) Microsoft Intune
23 371 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
24 334 (12.21%) WAN
25 333 (12.17%) SQL
26 332 (12.13%) SQL Server
27 330 (12.06%) Cisco
28 323 (11.81%) MS Exchange
29 320 (11.70%) Agile

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
1 446 (16.30%) SharePoint
2 323 (11.81%) MS Exchange
3 146 (5.34%) IIS
4 49 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 46 (1.68%) Skype for Business
6 45 (1.64%) Apache
7 31 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
8 21 (0.77%) Tomcat
9 18 (0.66%) Apache Spark
10 17 (0.62%) Confluence
10 17 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
11 16 (0.58%) OpenStack
12 15 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.37%) SAS
14 9 (0.33%) nginx
14 9 (0.33%) WordPress
15 4 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
16 3 (0.11%) CMS
16 3 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
17 2 (0.073%) WebSphere
Applications
1 376 (13.74%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.073%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.073%) EngageOne
8 2 (0.073%) InCopy
8 2 (0.073%) InDesign
8 2 (0.073%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 14 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.073%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.037%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.037%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.037%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.037%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.037%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.037%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,582 (57.82%) Azure
2 1,528 (55.85%) Microsoft 365
3 784 (28.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 417 (15.24%) AWS
5 224 (8.19%) PaaS
6 223 (8.15%) SaaS
7 195 (7.13%) IaaS
8 147 (5.37%) OneDrive
9 115 (4.20%) Azure DevOps
10 77 (2.81%) Mimecast
11 75 (2.74%) Power Platform
12 73 (2.67%) Azure Monitor
13 71 (2.60%) Azure Sentinel
14 62 (2.27%) GCP
15 54 (1.97%) Amazon S3
16 51 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
17 49 (1.79%) Azure AKS
18 48 (1.75%) Route 53
19 45 (1.64%) Google Workspace
20 35 (1.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 721 (26.35%) DNS
2 555 (20.29%) Firewall
3 531 (19.41%) DHCP
4 334 (12.21%) WAN
5 309 (11.29%) TCP/IP
6 306 (11.18%) VPN
7 295 (10.78%) LAN
8 211 (7.71%) SAN
9 177 (6.47%) VLAN
10 121 (4.42%) VoIP
11 108 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
12 106 (3.87%) Network Security
13 105 (3.84%) Wireless
14 97 (3.55%) Remote Desktop
15 58 (2.12%) MPLS
16 57 (2.08%) Internet
17 56 (2.05%) Skype
18 52 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
19 51 (1.86%) WLAN
20 47 (1.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (12.13%) SQL Server
2 68 (2.49%) MySQL
3 48 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
4 46 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
5 42 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
5 42 (1.54%) Power BI
6 39 (1.43%) Big Data
7 33 (1.21%) Oracle Database
8 22 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (0.69%) InfluxDB
9 19 (0.69%) Relational Database
10 18 (0.66%) Hadoop
11 16 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 8 (0.29%) Data Lake
16 8 (0.29%) OLAP
16 8 (0.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 84 (3.07%) Git (software)
2 62 (2.27%) JIRA
3 48 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 26 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
4 26 (0.95%) TeamCity
5 16 (0.58%) MSI
6 13 (0.48%) Gerrit
7 12 (0.44%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.22%) GitLab
11 4 (0.15%) AdminStudio
11 4 (0.15%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.15%) Fiddler
11 4 (0.15%) InstallShield
11 4 (0.15%) Sikuli
12 3 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.11%) git-flow
12 3 (0.11%) NUnit
12 3 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 744 (27.19%) Social Skills
2 442 (16.15%) Finance
3 185 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 183 (6.69%) Law
5 180 (6.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 143 (5.23%) Retail
7 129 (4.71%) Public Sector
8 120 (4.39%) Legal
9 79 (2.89%) Manufacturing
10 70 (2.56%) Telecoms
11 64 (2.34%) Organisational Skills
12 61 (2.23%) Advertising
13 51 (1.86%) Banking
14 46 (1.68%) Marketing
15 39 (1.43%) Documentation Skills
16 29 (1.06%) Games
17 28 (1.02%) Presentation Skills
18 27 (0.99%) Influencing Skills
19 26 (0.95%) Local Government
20 19 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 517 (18.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 475 (17.36%) Analyst
3 323 (11.81%) Support Engineer
4 258 (9.43%) IT Support
5 252 (9.21%) IT Engineer
6 219 (8.00%) Support Analyst
7 175 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
8 146 (5.34%) Cloud Engineer
9 131 (4.79%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 130 (4.75%) Service Analyst
11 129 (4.71%) Architect
11 129 (4.71%) IT Analyst
12 118 (4.31%) Azure Engineer
13 116 (4.24%) Service Desk Analyst
14 114 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
15 107 (3.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 105 (3.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 102 (3.73%) Administrator
18 89 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
19 84 (3.07%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (3.91%) .NET
2 72 (2.63%) ARM Templates
3 68 (2.49%) SAML
4 57 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
5 52 (1.90%) OAuth
6 49 (1.79%) LDAP
7 44 (1.61%) .NET Core
7 44 (1.61%) OAuth2
8 36 (1.32%) HTML
8 36 (1.32%) Keycloak
9 33 (1.21%) ASP.NET
10 32 (1.17%) REST
11 31 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web API
12 28 (1.02%) OpenID
13 27 (0.99%) JSON
14 24 (0.88%) XML
15 23 (0.84%) CSS
16 21 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
17 19 (0.69%) JMS
18 18 (0.66%) React
Miscellaneous
1 177 (6.47%) Data Centre
2 161 (5.88%) Public Cloud
3 112 (4.09%) Management Information System
4 96 (3.51%) Clustering
5 92 (3.36%) Cyberattack
6 86 (3.14%) Cloud Native
7 84 (3.07%) Driving Licence
8 75 (2.74%) Replication
8 75 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
9 69 (2.52%) Cyber Defence
10 55 (2.01%) PKI
11 54 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
12 52 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
13 36 (1.32%) Smartphone
14 34 (1.24%) Virtual Team
15 33 (1.21%) Hedge funds
16 32 (1.17%) NHS
17 31 (1.13%) Private Cloud
18 30 (1.10%) iPhone
18 30 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,781 (65.10%) Windows
2 984 (35.96%) Windows Server
3 493 (18.02%) Windows 10
4 413 (15.10%) Linux
5 279 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 232 (8.48%) Windows Server 2016
7 188 (6.87%) Windows Server 2019
8 94 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 91 (3.33%) Mac OS
10 83 (3.03%) Unix
11 76 (2.78%) Windows 7
12 71 (2.60%) Android
13 64 (2.34%) CentOS
14 58 (2.12%) Apple iOS
15 54 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 53 (1.94%) Ubuntu
17 32 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
18 28 (1.02%) Kali Linux
19 24 (0.88%) Mac OS X
20 14 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 614 (22.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 579 (21.16%) ITIL
3 371 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
4 320 (11.70%) Agile
5 301 (11.00%) DevOps
6 221 (8.08%) Migration
7 219 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 208 (7.60%) Cybersecurity
9 196 (7.16%) Service Delivery
10 191 (6.98%) Project Delivery
11 168 (6.14%) Change Management
12 164 (5.99%) Problem Management
13 163 (5.96%) Mentoring
14 162 (5.92%) CI/CD
15 161 (5.88%) Service Management
16 160 (5.85%) Incident Management
17 141 (5.15%) Project Management
18 137 (5.01%) Business Continuity
19 127 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
20 124 (4.53%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 577 (21.09%) PowerShell
2 333 (12.17%) SQL
3 214 (7.82%) Python
4 164 (5.99%) Bash
5 100 (3.65%) C#
6 88 (3.22%) JavaScript
7 56 (2.05%) T-SQL
8 48 (1.75%) TypeScript
9 31 (1.13%) Go
10 30 (1.10%) PL/SQL
11 27 (0.99%) Perl
11 27 (0.99%) VB.NET
12 26 (0.95%) C
13 21 (0.77%) Java
14 16 (0.58%) VB
15 13 (0.48%) Groovy
15 13 (0.48%) PHP
16 12 (0.44%) VBScript
17 6 (0.22%) Bicep
17 6 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 245 (8.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 199 (7.27%) Degree
3 184 (6.73%) Security Cleared
4 128 (4.68%) MCSE
5 98 (3.58%) SC Cleared
6 93 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
7 81 (2.96%) MCSA
8 80 (2.92%) CCNA
9 62 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
10 51 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 37 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
11 37 (1.35%) MCP
12 36 (1.32%) CISSP
13 33 (1.21%) AWS Certification
13 33 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 30 (1.10%) CCNP
15 24 (0.88%) DV Cleared
16 21 (0.77%) CISM
17 19 (0.69%) MCITP
18 18 (0.66%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (7.79%) SLA
2 167 (6.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (2.19%) GDPR
4 59 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 32 (1.17%) NIST
6 29 (1.06%) PCI DSS
7 27 (0.99%) QA
8 21 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 17 (0.62%) NCSC
9 17 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 12 (0.44%) PMO
11 11 (0.40%) SOC 2
12 9 (0.33%) Data Quality
13 8 (0.29%) IASME
14 7 (0.26%) Accessibility
15 6 (0.22%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.18%) GxP
16 5 (0.18%) SOC 1
17 4 (0.15%) GRC
System Software
1 589 (21.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 311 (11.37%) Hyper-V
3 187 (6.83%) Docker
4 184 (6.73%) vSphere
5 168 (6.14%) VMware ESXi
6 97 (3.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 74 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
8 63 (2.30%) XenApp
9 43 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
10 39 (1.43%) BitLocker
11 37 (1.35%) XenDesktop
12 23 (0.84%) VMware NSX
13 22 (0.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 22 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
14 19 (0.69%) KVM
15 18 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 16 (0.58%) GlusterFS
16 16 (0.58%) Terminal Services
17 15 (0.55%) Xen
18 14 (0.51%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 437 (15.97%) SCCM
2 371 (13.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 165 (6.03%) Ansible
4 148 (5.41%) Kubernetes
4 148 (5.41%) Single Sign-On
5 126 (4.61%) Terraform
6 115 (4.20%) WSUS
7 111 (4.06%) Puppet
8 94 (3.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 69 (2.52%) SCOM
10 68 (2.49%) vCenter Server
11 64 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
12 55 (2.01%) Jamf Pro
13 41 (1.50%) Docker Swarm
14 28 (1.02%) logstash
14 28 (1.02%) Nagios
15 25 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
15 25 (0.91%) SCSM
16 23 (0.84%) Grafana
17 21 (0.77%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1,679 (61.37%) Microsoft
2 832 (30.41%) VMware
3 330 (12.06%) Cisco
4 314 (11.48%) Citrix
5 149 (5.45%) Veeam
6 130 (4.75%) HP
7 106 (3.87%) Oracle
8 95 (3.47%) Red Hat
8 95 (3.47%) ServiceNow
9 94 (3.44%) Apple
10 86 (3.14%) Google
11 74 (2.70%) Meraki
12 66 (2.41%) Splunk
13 65 (2.38%) Dell
14 50 (1.83%) Sophos
15 48 (1.75%) Veritas
16 46 (1.68%) F5
17 41 (1.50%) SolarWinds
18 35 (1.28%) NetApp
19 34 (1.24%) Palo Alto