The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 9 18 28
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +10
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 2 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 4.76% 6.34% 3.51%
As % of the System Software category 33.33% 81.82% 72.73%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 5
Average salary - £31,250 £25,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.76%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Active Directory
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

System Software Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 14.29% 7.75% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 8
Average salary £43,750 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £27,000 £24,375
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -5.06%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Aberdeen region.

Active Directory Salary Trend in Aberdeen

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) SCOM
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (20.00%) Change Control
5 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Proofpoint
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
5 1 (20.00%) MCDST
5 1 (20.00%) MCTS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) IT Support
4 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Information Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (20.00%) IT Technician
4 1 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) HNC
2 1 (20.00%) HND
2 1 (20.00%) MCDST
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) MCTS
2 1 (20.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Proofpoint