The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 35 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 309 429 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.20% 7.65% 7.92%
As % of the System Software category 48.89% 53.49% 56.35%
Number of salaries quoted 264 280 349
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
Active Directory
South East

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

System Software Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
632 802 779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.69% 14.30% 14.05%
Number of salaries quoted 452 529 627
Average salary £39,000 £42,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.77% +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £63,100 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in Berkshire

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Active Directory
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Reading -8 146 £27,500 -22.53% 24
Slough -2 39 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Maidenhead +6 33 £51,250 +105.00% 2
Bracknell -11 32 £38,500 +27.27%
Newbury -3 16 £27,500 -12.69%
Windsor +11 8 £25,000 -30.55%
Wokingham -23 1 - -
Ascot - 1 £23,000 -
Hungerford - 1 £22,500 -
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 624 (88.64%) Windows
2 421 (59.80%) Microsoft
3 283 (40.20%) VMware
4 228 (32.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 214 (30.40%) MS Exchange
6 187 (26.56%) Windows 7
7 182 (25.85%) MS Excel
8 179 (25.43%) TCP/IP
8 179 (25.43%) DNS
9 177 (25.14%) ITIL
10 176 (25.00%) SQL
11 174 (24.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 171 (24.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 160 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
14 151 (21.45%) Microsoft Certification
15 146 (20.74%) Cisco
16 136 (19.32%) Security Cleared
17 134 (19.03%) SQL Server
18 132 (18.75%) Firewall
19 131 (18.61%) Linux
20 128 (18.18%) HP
20 128 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
21 122 (17.33%) Hyper-V
22 119 (16.90%) DHCP
22 119 (16.90%) MCSE
22 119 (16.90%) SCCM
23 106 (15.06%) Windows XP
24 102 (14.49%) MS Office
25 94 (13.35%) SharePoint
26 91 (12.93%) SC Cleared

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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
1 214 (30.40%) MS Exchange
2 128 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 94 (13.35%) SharePoint
4 74 (10.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 60 (8.52%) Lync
6 59 (8.38%) IIS
7 44 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
10 15 (2.13%) Lotus Domino
11 10 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2000
12 9 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (1.14%) Apache
13 8 (1.14%) IBM Notes
14 7 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.85%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.85%) Live Communications Server
16 5 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
17 4 (0.57%) Site Server
Applications
1 182 (25.85%) MS Excel
2 102 (14.49%) MS Office
3 26 (3.69%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.43%) MS Project
4 3 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) SPSS
5 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.14%) CorelDRAW
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.57%) assyst
3 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 48 (6.82%) Office 365
2 18 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.85%) SaaS
5 8 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.43%) IaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Nimbula
8 1 (0.14%) Yammer
8 1 (0.14%) PaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 179 (25.43%) DNS
1 179 (25.43%) TCP/IP
2 132 (18.75%) Firewall
3 119 (16.90%) DHCP
4 83 (11.79%) LAN
5 78 (11.08%) WAN
6 73 (10.37%) SAN
7 47 (6.68%) VPN
8 40 (5.68%) Internet
9 27 (3.84%) VoIP
10 20 (2.84%) VLAN
11 18 (2.56%) Network Security
11 18 (2.56%) Unified Communications
12 17 (2.41%) NAS
13 16 (2.27%) iSCSI
13 16 (2.27%) Wireless
14 12 (1.70%) LDAP
15 11 (1.56%) WebEx
16 10 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (1.42%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (19.03%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
3 20 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.85%) NoSQL
6 12 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (1.56%) Big Data
8 10 (1.42%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (1.28%) MySQL
9 9 (1.28%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.85%) EDRMS
10 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.43%) IDOL
11 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.14%) MS Access
13 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (0.85%) HP UFT
2 4 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.28%) JIRA
4 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.14%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.14%) Hudson
4 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
General
1 64 (9.09%) Finance
2 33 (4.69%) Retail
3 25 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.41%) Automotive
5 11 (1.56%) Legal
6 10 (1.42%) Billing
7 9 (1.28%) Banking
8 8 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.99%) German Language
10 6 (0.85%) Arabic Language
10 6 (0.85%) French Language
10 6 (0.85%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.71%) Marketing
11 5 (0.71%) Advertising
12 4 (0.57%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.43%) Electronics
13 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.28%) Back Office
14 2 (0.28%) Publishing
14 2 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 222 (31.53%) Support Engineer
2 82 (11.65%) Analyst
3 66 (9.38%) Technical Engineer
4 59 (8.38%) IT Support
5 57 (8.10%) Architect
6 55 (7.81%) Technical Support
7 53 (7.53%) 2nd Line Support
8 52 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 50 (7.10%) Support Analyst
9 50 (7.10%) Consultant
10 48 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
11 44 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
12 39 (5.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 33 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 31 (4.40%) IT Support Engineer
15 25 (3.55%) 1st Line Support
16 24 (3.41%) Desktop Support
17 21 (2.98%) Active Directory Specialist
18 20 (2.84%) IT Support Analyst
18 20 (2.84%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.26%) .NET
2 20 (2.84%) ASP.NET
3 14 (1.99%) Web Services
4 13 (1.85%) HTML
4 13 (1.85%) Regular Expression
5 12 (1.70%) CSS
6 11 (1.56%) Software Packaging
7 7 (0.99%) Application Packaging
7 7 (0.99%) ODBC
8 6 (0.85%) Classic ASP
9 5 (0.71%) XML
10 4 (0.57%) MSMQ
10 4 (0.57%) Ajax
10 4 (0.57%) SAML
11 3 (0.43%) Middleware
11 3 (0.43%) XHTML
11 3 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.43%) ZeroMQ
12 2 (0.28%) jQuery
12 2 (0.28%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 86 (12.22%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (5.11%) Management Information System
4 30 (4.26%) Clustering
5 21 (2.98%) Blackberry
6 13 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 12 (1.70%) Replication
7 12 (1.70%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.56%) N-Tier
9 9 (1.28%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.28%) Fat Client
10 7 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.99%) PKI
11 6 (0.85%) PDA
11 6 (0.85%) Statistics
11 6 (0.85%) Wiki
11 6 (0.85%) Blog
11 6 (0.85%) FMCG
12 5 (0.71%) User Experience
13 4 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 624 (88.64%) Windows
2 228 (32.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 187 (26.56%) Windows 7
4 174 (24.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 171 (24.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 131 (18.61%) Linux
7 106 (15.06%) Windows XP
8 67 (9.52%) Windows 8
9 42 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (4.97%) UNIX
11 19 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
11 19 (2.70%) Windows 2000
12 15 (2.13%) CentOS
12 15 (2.13%) Android
13 10 (1.42%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.14%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.85%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.28%) Debian
16 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (25.14%) ITIL
2 48 (6.82%) Problem Management
3 42 (5.97%) Migration
4 41 (5.82%) Capacity Planning
5 32 (4.55%) Project Management
6 31 (4.40%) Service Management
6 31 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
7 30 (4.26%) Configuration Management
7 30 (4.26%) Incident Management
8 29 (4.12%) Mentoring
9 24 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (3.27%) Service Delivery
10 23 (3.27%) SIEM
11 22 (3.13%) Cyber Security
12 21 (2.98%) Information Security
13 20 (2.84%) Project Planning
14 19 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
15 17 (2.41%) Time Management
16 15 (2.13%) Logistics
17 14 (1.99%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (25.00%) SQL
2 87 (12.36%) PowerShell
3 44 (6.25%) VBScript
4 33 (4.69%) C
5 21 (2.98%) VB
6 20 (2.84%) JavaScript
7 15 (2.13%) C#
8 12 (1.70%) PHP
9 10 (1.42%) Python
10 8 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.85%) Java
11 6 (0.85%) Perl
12 5 (0.71%) Ruby
12 5 (0.71%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 151 (21.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 136 (19.32%) Security Cleared
3 119 (16.90%) MCSE
4 91 (12.93%) SC Cleared
5 82 (11.65%) DV Cleared
6 60 (8.52%) MCITP
7 59 (8.38%) MCP
8 44 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
9 43 (6.11%) CCNA
10 37 (5.26%) A+ Certification
11 33 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 24 (3.41%) Degree
12 24 (3.41%) MCSA
13 20 (2.84%) CISSP
14 17 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (2.41%) MCTS
15 15 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
16 10 (1.42%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
17 9 (1.28%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (11.51%) SLA
2 46 (6.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 22 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.70%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.42%) COBIT
6 7 (0.99%) GPG13
7 6 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 160 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 122 (17.33%) Hyper-V
3 52 (7.39%) vSphere
4 50 (7.10%) VMware ESX
5 35 (4.97%) Terminal Services
6 28 (3.98%) XenApp
7 17 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.41%) vCloud
8 16 (2.27%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.70%) ISA Server
10 11 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
10 11 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (1.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 10 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.99%) XenServer
13 6 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.43%) UAG
14 3 (0.43%) Samba
14 3 (0.43%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 119 (16.90%) SCCM
2 68 (9.66%) SCOM
3 34 (4.83%) WSUS
4 29 (4.12%) Legato
5 21 (2.98%) EMC NetWorker
6 19 (2.70%) HP SIM
7 18 (2.56%) Backup Exec
8 14 (1.99%) NetBackup
8 14 (1.99%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 14 (1.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 10 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 8 (1.14%) EdgeSight
12 7 (0.99%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.71%) Nessus
13 5 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (0.57%) ARCserve
14 4 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
15 3 (0.43%) HP UCMDB
15 3 (0.43%) cPanel
Vendors
1 421 (59.80%) Microsoft
2 283 (40.20%) VMware
3 146 (20.74%) Cisco
4 128 (18.18%) HP
5 77 (10.94%) Citrix
6 51 (7.24%) EMC
7 47 (6.68%) Juniper
8 43 (6.11%) Red Hat
9 41 (5.82%) Symantec
10 35 (4.97%) NetApp
11 33 (4.69%) Oracle
12 30 (4.26%) Dell
13 29 (4.12%) CommVault
14 26 (3.69%) Apple
15 24 (3.41%) Veritas
15 24 (3.41%) IBM
16 23 (3.27%) Lumension
17 22 (3.13%) SolarWinds
18 20 (2.84%) Splunk
19 19 (2.70%) ArcSight
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £70K + Bonus, Health and Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £75000 per annum + car
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Earth Stream Global
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + CAR, Pension, Life
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: +Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Uplift, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £40000 per annum + Uplift and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Strong benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Incite Insight
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Incite Insight
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Incite Insight
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Incite Insight
Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
OH PARSONS PARTNERS
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + 20 days notice, Gym membership
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Slough
CPS Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + Excellence Benefits Package
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Amsys
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago