Period
to 27 January 2022

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

Microsoft Active Directory
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 73 57 62
Rank change year-on-year -16 +5 +19
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,197 563 346
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 4.04% 5.04% 4.75%
As % of the System Software category 22.50% 25.56% 28.62%
Number of salaries quoted 954 507 304
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £26,075
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £42,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% -21.67% +4.35%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year -2.50% +9.59% -2.67%

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 5,320 2,203 1,209
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 17.94% 19.71% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 4,196 2,017 1,008
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £36,250
25th Percentile £45,469 £41,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -12.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £82,500 £71,250 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £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 27 January 2022.

Active Directory salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 848 (70.84%) Windows
2 833 (69.59%) Microsoft
3 801 (66.92%) Microsoft 365
4 793 (66.25%) Azure
5 527 (44.03%) Windows Server
6 438 (36.59%) Azure Active Directory
7 386 (32.25%) VMware
8 299 (24.98%) Windows 10
9 279 (23.31%) Social Skills
10 267 (22.31%) Microsoft Intune
11 254 (21.22%) PowerShell
11 254 (21.22%) Firewall
12 247 (20.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 242 (20.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 223 (18.63%) SCCM
15 219 (18.30%) SharePoint
16 204 (17.04%) ITIL
17 203 (16.96%) Presales
18 202 (16.88%) SQL Server
19 200 (16.71%) DNS
20 183 (15.29%) Finance
21 178 (14.87%) Migration
21 178 (14.87%) AWS
22 164 (13.70%) Data Centre
23 160 (13.37%) Hyper-V
24 155 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
25 154 (12.87%) Linux
26 153 (12.78%) Citrix
27 149 (12.45%) VPN
27 149 (12.45%) Public Cloud

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
1 219 (18.30%) SharePoint
2 127 (10.61%) MS Exchange
3 65 (5.43%) IIS
4 22 (1.84%) Skype for Business
5 21 (1.75%) CMS
6 20 (1.67%) Confluence
7 16 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (1.09%) WordPress
10 11 (0.92%) Umbraco
11 10 (0.84%) Apache
12 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.58%) Drupal
14 6 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
15 5 (0.42%) nginx
16 4 (0.33%) Apache Spark
16 4 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
16 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 123 (10.28%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.084%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.084%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (1.34%) Sentinel
2 13 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.75%) Workfront
4 7 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.50%) Sage 200
6 4 (0.33%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.17%) Findur
7 2 (0.17%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.084%) Carpe Diem
8 1 (0.084%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 801 (66.92%) Microsoft 365
2 793 (66.25%) Azure
3 438 (36.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 178 (14.87%) AWS
5 107 (8.94%) IaaS
5 107 (8.94%) OneDrive
6 99 (8.27%) PaaS
7 59 (4.93%) SaaS
8 47 (3.93%) Serverless
9 46 (3.84%) Azure Monitor
10 44 (3.68%) Power Platform
11 35 (2.92%) GCP
12 21 (1.75%) Google Workspace
12 21 (1.75%) Power Automate
13 20 (1.67%) Azure Sentinel
13 20 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
14 19 (1.59%) Azure Logic Apps
14 19 (1.59%) PowerApps
15 17 (1.42%) Mimecast
16 10 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 254 (21.22%) Firewall
2 200 (16.71%) DNS
3 149 (12.45%) VPN
4 148 (12.36%) DHCP
5 132 (11.03%) WAN
6 125 (10.44%) LAN
7 107 (8.94%) TCP/IP
8 75 (6.27%) SAN
9 52 (4.34%) VoIP
10 49 (4.09%) Remote Desktop
11 48 (4.01%) VLAN
12 45 (3.76%) Unified Communications
13 32 (2.67%) Network Security
14 31 (2.59%) NAS
15 27 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
16 22 (1.84%) Skype
16 22 (1.84%) Wireless
17 17 (1.42%) NetScaler
18 15 (1.25%) IP Telephony
19 13 (1.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.51%) Power BI
3 26 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 25 (2.09%) MySQL
5 20 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
7 13 (1.09%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.84%) MariaDB
9 8 (0.67%) InfluxDB
9 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.33%) Blockchain
11 4 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.33%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.33%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.33%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (2.76%) JIRA
2 21 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.92%) TeamCity
5 10 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (0.75%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.50%) GitLab
7 6 (0.50%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.42%) Postman
9 4 (0.33%) Cypress.io
10 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.17%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.17%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.17%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.17%) Protractor
11 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.084%) ERwin
12 1 (0.084%) PVCS
12 1 (0.084%) Subversion
12 1 (0.084%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 279 (23.31%) Social Skills
2 183 (15.29%) Finance
3 83 (6.93%) Public Sector
4 75 (6.27%) Retail
5 62 (5.18%) Marketing
6 61 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
6 61 (5.10%) Manufacturing
7 51 (4.26%) Banking
8 41 (3.43%) Automotive
9 34 (2.84%) Organisational Skills
10 33 (2.76%) Documentation Skills
11 26 (2.17%) Telecoms
12 25 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
13 22 (1.84%) Advertising
14 17 (1.42%) Presentation Skills
15 13 (1.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 12 (1.00%) Law
17 10 (0.84%) Legal
18 9 (0.75%) Influencing Skills
19 7 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 196 (16.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 170 (14.20%) Consultant
3 162 (13.53%) Analyst
4 148 (12.36%) Architect
5 121 (10.11%) Technical Consultant
6 103 (8.60%) IT Engineer
7 102 (8.52%) Cloud Consultant
7 102 (8.52%) IT Support
8 93 (7.77%) Support Engineer
9 84 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
10 65 (5.43%) IT Analyst
11 63 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
12 60 (5.01%) Azure Engineer
12 60 (5.01%) Support Analyst
13 48 (4.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 45 (3.76%) AWS Architect
15 44 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support
16 42 (3.51%) AWS Solutions Architect
17 41 (3.43%) Developer
17 41 (3.43%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (5.60%) .NET
2 25 (2.09%) JSON
3 22 (1.84%) SAML
4 21 (1.75%) LDAP
5 18 (1.50%) ARM Templates
5 18 (1.50%) HTML
6 17 (1.42%) CSS
7 14 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (1.17%) REST
7 14 (1.17%) XML
8 13 (1.09%) .NET Core
9 12 (1.00%) ASP.NET
9 12 (1.00%) Web Services
10 10 (0.84%) OAuth
10 10 (0.84%) OpenID
11 9 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (0.50%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.50%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (0.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 164 (13.70%) Data Centre
2 149 (12.45%) Public Cloud
3 69 (5.76%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (3.34%) Management Information System
5 33 (2.76%) Driving Licence
6 28 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
7 25 (2.09%) Clustering
8 21 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 20 (1.67%) User Experience
10 18 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
10 18 (1.50%) Replication
11 14 (1.17%) Smartphone
12 12 (1.00%) iPhone
12 12 (1.00%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (0.84%) PKI
14 8 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (0.58%) Blog
15 7 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 848 (70.84%) Windows
2 527 (44.03%) Windows Server
3 299 (24.98%) Windows 10
4 154 (12.87%) Linux
5 97 (8.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 96 (8.02%) Windows Server 2019
7 88 (7.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 53 (4.43%) Android
8 53 (4.43%) Apple iOS
9 47 (3.93%) Windows 7
10 35 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (2.67%) CentOS
12 24 (2.01%) Unix
13 22 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (1.75%) Mac OS
15 14 (1.17%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.84%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.50%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.42%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (20.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 204 (17.04%) ITIL
3 203 (16.96%) Presales
4 178 (14.87%) Migration
5 155 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
6 141 (11.78%) DevOps
7 116 (9.69%) Agile Software Development
8 107 (8.94%) Requirements Gathering
9 97 (8.10%) Cybersecurity
10 87 (7.27%) Project Delivery
11 70 (5.85%) Service Delivery
12 66 (5.51%) Mentoring
13 64 (5.35%) Project Management
14 62 (5.18%) Customer Engagement
15 60 (5.01%) Disaster Recovery
16 59 (4.93%) Service Management
17 57 (4.76%) Coaching
18 55 (4.59%) Infrastructure as Code
19 52 (4.34%) CI/CD
20 51 (4.26%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 254 (21.22%) PowerShell
2 132 (11.03%) SQL
3 48 (4.01%) C#
4 37 (3.09%) Python
5 19 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 17 (1.42%) Java
7 15 (1.25%) PL/SQL
8 11 (0.92%) C
9 9 (0.75%) VBScript
10 8 (0.67%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.67%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.50%) Bash
11 6 (0.50%) Bicep
12 5 (0.42%) VB
13 4 (0.33%) Perl
14 2 (0.17%) C++
14 2 (0.17%) R
14 2 (0.17%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.17%) VBA
15 1 (0.084%) Ada
Qualifications
1 127 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 117 (9.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 110 (9.19%) SC Cleared
4 79 (6.60%) Degree
5 71 (5.93%) MCSE
6 44 (3.68%) AWS Certification
7 37 (3.09%) CISSP
8 35 (2.92%) MCSA
9 30 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 26 (2.17%) CCNA
11 18 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (1.42%) MCP
13 16 (1.34%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.84%) MCITP
15 9 (0.75%) DBS Check
15 9 (0.75%) MCTS
15 9 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 7 (0.58%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.77%) SLA
2 75 (6.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (4.51%) GDPR
4 53 (4.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 34 (2.84%) NIST
5 34 (2.84%) PCI DSS
6 22 (1.84%) QA
7 10 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 8 (0.67%) NCSC
8 8 (0.67%) PMO
9 6 (0.50%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.17%) IASME
11 1 (0.084%) DICOM
11 1 (0.084%) HL7
11 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.084%) SOC 2
System Software
1 247 (20.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 160 (13.37%) Hyper-V
3 77 (6.43%) Virtual Desktop
4 64 (5.35%) vSphere
5 38 (3.17%) XenApp
6 31 (2.59%) XenDesktop
7 30 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
7 30 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (2.26%) Docker
9 17 (1.42%) BitLocker
9 17 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (1.00%) Terminal Services
11 11 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.67%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.17%) NFS
14 2 (0.17%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.084%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 1 (0.084%) iptables
15 1 (0.084%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 267 (22.31%) Microsoft Intune
2 223 (18.63%) SCCM
3 91 (7.60%) Single Sign-On
4 84 (7.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 55 (4.59%) Terraform
6 43 (3.59%) WSUS
7 38 (3.17%) Kubernetes
8 37 (3.09%) Ansible
9 28 (2.34%) SCOM
10 17 (1.42%) NetBackup
11 16 (1.34%) AirWatch
12 15 (1.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 14 (1.17%) Puppet
14 11 (0.92%) Jamf Pro
15 10 (0.84%) Backup Exec
16 8 (0.67%) vCenter Server
17 7 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
17 7 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
18 6 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
18 6 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 833 (69.59%) Microsoft
2 386 (32.25%) VMware
3 153 (12.78%) Citrix
4 120 (10.03%) Cisco
5 110 (9.19%) Apple
6 57 (4.76%) Veeam
7 49 (4.09%) Adobe
8 45 (3.76%) HP
9 44 (3.68%) Oracle
10 43 (3.59%) ServiceNow
11 39 (3.26%) Google
12 27 (2.26%) Sophos
13 26 (2.17%) Dell
13 26 (2.17%) Meraki
14 25 (2.09%) Ivanti
15 19 (1.59%) Juniper
15 19 (1.59%) Red Hat
16 17 (1.42%) EMC
16 17 (1.42%) Palo Alto
16 17 (1.42%) Splunk