The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 44 42 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 55 55 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.40% 5.42% 7.68%
As % of the System Software category 55.56% 44.35% 46.24%
Number of salaries quoted 47 54 81
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,900 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,300 £54,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
Active Directory
East of England

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

System Software Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
99 124 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.72% 12.22% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 85 114 173
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Active Directory
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +13 23 £34,000 -37.03% 4
Bedford -11 4 £29,500 -15.71%
Shefford - 2 £31,500 -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 98 (79.03%) Windows
2 68 (54.84%) VMware
3 60 (48.39%) Microsoft
4 49 (39.52%) TCP/IP
5 46 (37.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 43 (34.68%) SAN
7 42 (33.87%) DNS
7 42 (33.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (32.26%) Cisco
9 38 (30.65%) DHCP
10 36 (29.03%) MS Excel
11 34 (27.42%) Citrix
12 33 (26.61%) Firewall
13 31 (25.00%) MS Exchange
14 28 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
15 27 (21.77%) Windows 7
16 26 (20.97%) Cisco Certification
16 26 (20.97%) CCNA
17 24 (19.35%) SLA
17 24 (19.35%) FTP
17 24 (19.35%) ITIL
17 24 (19.35%) IIS
18 23 (18.55%) MS Office
19 22 (17.74%) E-Commerce
20 21 (16.94%) SQL Server
21 20 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
21 20 (16.13%) SCOM
22 18 (14.52%) Degree
22 18 (14.52%) MCITP
23 17 (13.71%) Service Delivery

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 31 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 24 (19.35%) IIS
3 8 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (4.84%) Lync
4 6 (4.84%) Lotus Domino
5 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.23%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 3 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (29.03%) MS Excel
2 23 (18.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (13.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (39.52%) TCP/IP
2 43 (34.68%) SAN
3 42 (33.87%) DNS
4 38 (30.65%) DHCP
5 33 (26.61%) Firewall
6 24 (19.35%) FTP
7 17 (13.71%) Internet
8 14 (11.29%) WAN
9 12 (9.68%) LAN
10 11 (8.87%) VoIP
11 8 (6.45%) VPN
12 5 (4.03%) Network Security
12 5 (4.03%) iSCSI
13 3 (2.42%) Wireless
13 3 (2.42%) NAS
13 3 (2.42%) HTTP
14 2 (1.61%) MPLS
14 2 (1.61%) OSPF
14 2 (1.61%) BGP
14 2 (1.61%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (8.87%) Finance
2 9 (7.26%) Back Office
3 2 (1.61%) Legal
3 2 (1.61%) Retail
4 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (25.81%) Support Engineer
2 27 (21.77%) Network Engineer
3 25 (20.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (16.94%) Analyst
5 20 (16.13%) Web Engineer
6 18 (14.52%) Network Support
7 17 (13.71%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (13.71%) Network Support Engineer
8 14 (11.29%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (10.48%) Support Analyst
10 10 (8.06%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (6.45%) Server Support
12 6 (4.84%) Administrator
12 6 (4.84%) Team Leader
13 5 (4.03%) Desktop Support
14 4 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
14 4 (3.23%) Help Desk Analyst
14 4 (3.23%) Service Manager
14 4 (3.23%) Consultant
14 4 (3.23%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.29%) Web Services
2 9 (7.26%) COM
3 2 (1.61%) .NET
3 2 (1.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.42%) Replication
2 2 (1.61%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.61%) SecurID
2 2 (1.61%) PDA
2 2 (1.61%) Statistics
3 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
3 1 (0.81%) Clustering
3 1 (0.81%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 98 (79.03%) Windows
2 42 (33.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (21.77%) Windows 7
4 13 (10.48%) Windows XP
4 13 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.45%) Android
7 5 (4.03%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.23%) Windows Phone 8
8 4 (3.23%) Windows Phone
8 4 (3.23%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.42%) Linux
9 3 (2.42%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.35%) ITIL
2 22 (17.74%) E-Commerce
3 17 (13.71%) Service Delivery
3 17 (13.71%) Network Load Balancing
4 16 (12.90%) Database Security
5 15 (12.10%) DevOps
5 15 (12.10%) Project Management
5 15 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (10.48%) Mentoring
7 10 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (8.06%) Load Balancing
8 7 (5.65%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (5.65%) Migration
8 7 (5.65%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.23%) Asset Management
10 3 (2.42%) Logistics
10 3 (2.42%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.42%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.71%) PowerShell
2 13 (10.48%) SQL
3 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (20.97%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (20.97%) CCNA
3 18 (14.52%) MCITP
3 18 (14.52%) Degree
4 11 (8.87%) MCSE
5 10 (8.06%) MCP
6 9 (7.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (4.84%) MCTS
7 6 (4.84%) CCA
7 6 (4.84%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (4.03%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.23%) MCSA
10 3 (2.42%) CCNP
10 3 (2.42%) A+ Certification
10 3 (2.42%) VCP5
11 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (19.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (37.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (12.90%) VMware ESX
3 9 (7.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 9 (7.26%) XenApp
4 6 (4.84%) XenServer
5 5 (4.03%) XenDesktop
5 5 (4.03%) vSphere
5 5 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (4.03%) Terminal Services
6 4 (3.23%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.61%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.61%) NFS
7 2 (1.61%) Firmware
8 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 20 (16.13%) SCOM
2 9 (7.26%) SCCM
3 4 (3.23%) WSUS
4 2 (1.61%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 68 (54.84%) VMware
2 60 (48.39%) Microsoft
3 40 (32.26%) Cisco
4 34 (27.42%) Citrix
5 12 (9.68%) HP
6 6 (4.84%) Lotus
7 4 (3.23%) Dell
7 4 (3.23%) McAfee
8 3 (2.42%) CommVault
8 3 (2.42%) Avaya
8 3 (2.42%) Symantec
8 3 (2.42%) 3Com
8 3 (2.42%) Altiris
9 2 (1.61%) Brocade
9 2 (1.61%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.61%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.61%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.61%) AppSense
9 2 (1.61%) Mitel
9 2 (1.61%) Aruba