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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 15 20 30
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 4 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 6.25% 3.38% 4.89%
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 75.00% 34.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 12
Average salary £21,000 £32,250 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.88% -15.13%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
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 12 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 9.38% 4.51% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 32
Average salary £37,000 £35,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.22% -11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,200 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,900 £46,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 31 August 2015, 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 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) CCNA
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) SSCP
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) MCTS
3 2 (33.33%) PKI
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) CISSP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Proofpoint
3 2 (33.33%) Operations Management
3 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (33.33%) Release Management
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Support Technician
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Technician
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Technician
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) PKI
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Operations Management
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Release Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (33.33%) SSCP
2 2 (33.33%) MCTS
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (16.67%) XenApp
1 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Proofpoint
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix