The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 53 23
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -30
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 26 19 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 9.25% 4.18% 9.69%
As % of the System Software category 61.90% 37.25% 73.68%
Number of salaries quoted 26 18 27
Average salary £45,000 £35,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.87% -4.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £25,000 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%
Active Directory
Bedfordshire

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

System Software Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
42 51 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 14.95% 11.21% 13.15%
Number of salaries quoted 30 47 37
Average salary £45,000 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £25,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in Bedford

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Bedford

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 35 (94.59%) Windows
2 34 (91.89%) VMware
3 33 (89.19%) Microsoft
4 32 (86.49%) vSphere
5 26 (70.27%) MS Excel
6 22 (59.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (56.76%) MS Exchange
8 20 (54.05%) Citrix
8 20 (54.05%) Exchange Server 2010
9 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (48.65%) XenApp
10 18 (48.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (48.65%) VMware ESX
10 18 (48.65%) SQL Server
11 17 (45.95%) SQL
11 17 (45.95%) Intel
12 15 (40.54%) SAN
12 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (40.54%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (37.84%) Exchange Server 2003
13 14 (37.84%) Fibre Channel
13 14 (37.84%) ITIL
14 13 (35.14%) MCSE
14 13 (35.14%) Cisco
14 13 (35.14%) CommVault
14 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (35.14%) FalconStor
14 13 (35.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (32.43%) Replication

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 21 (56.76%) MS Exchange
2 20 (54.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (48.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (37.84%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (70.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) MS Project
3 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) SAN
2 14 (37.84%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (13.51%) NetScaler
4 4 (10.81%) Network Security
5 2 (5.41%) Internet
5 2 (5.41%) MPLS
5 2 (5.41%) Firewall
5 2 (5.41%) VLAN
5 2 (5.41%) WAN
5 2 (5.41%) SMTP
6 1 (2.70%) DHCP
6 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.70%) DNS
6 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (48.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) 3rd Line Support
2 12 (32.43%) Support Engineer
2 12 (32.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 11 (29.73%) Consultant
4 10 (27.03%) Server Support
5 9 (24.32%) Server Engineer
5 9 (24.32%) Server Support Engineer
6 8 (21.62%) Analyst
7 7 (18.92%) Support Analyst
7 7 (18.92%) Server Analyst
7 7 (18.92%) Data Centre Engineer
8 6 (16.22%) Server Support Analyst
8 6 (16.22%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Server Support
9 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 5 (13.51%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (13.51%) Team Leader
10 4 (10.81%) Virtualisation Consultant
11 2 (5.41%) Solutions Consultant
11 2 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) J2EE
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) jQuery
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Replication
2 1 (2.70%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 35 (94.59%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Linux
5 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.41%) UNIX
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (37.84%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
3 5 (13.51%) People Management
4 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.70%) Time Management
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) MCSE
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (35.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (27.03%) MCSA
2 10 (27.03%) MCP
3 9 (24.32%) VCP5
4 7 (18.92%) CCNA
4 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (16.22%) CCNP
6 1 (2.70%) MCTS
6 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 32 (86.49%) vSphere
2 18 (48.65%) VMware ESX
2 18 (48.65%) XenApp
3 15 (40.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (13.51%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.41%) Xen
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (91.89%) VMware
2 33 (89.19%) Microsoft
3 20 (54.05%) Citrix
4 17 (45.95%) Intel
5 13 (35.14%) CommVault
5 13 (35.14%) Cisco
5 13 (35.14%) FalconStor
6 12 (32.43%) Oracle
7 1 (2.70%) Symantec
7 1 (2.70%) IBM
7 1 (2.70%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) Nintex
7 1 (2.70%) Altiris