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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 382 417 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.98% 7.45% 7.43%
As % of the System Software category 54.89% 59.15% 57.48%
Number of salaries quoted 277 349 258
Average salary £41,500 £42,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.19% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £23,500 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%
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
696 705 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.72% 12.60% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 507 560 492
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £63,175
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -9 167 £35,000 -22.22% 26
Maidenhead +11 50 £60,000 +87.50% 11
Bracknell -2 41 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Slough +3 37 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Newbury +6 23 £32,500 -1.51%
Windsor -14 3 £39,250 -17.36%
Ascot - 3 £35,000 -
Wokingham +14 1 £27,500 -35.29%
Thatcham -3 1 £23,500 -6.00% 1
Active Directory
South East

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 808 (92.98%) Windows
2 491 (56.50%) Microsoft
3 332 (38.20%) VMware
4 303 (34.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 302 (34.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 277 (31.88%) MS Exchange
7 275 (31.65%) SQL
8 268 (30.84%) Security Cleared
9 252 (29.00%) DNS
10 227 (26.12%) Windows 7
11 219 (25.20%) VMware Infrastructure
12 200 (23.01%) SC Cleared
13 192 (22.09%) DV Cleared
14 190 (21.86%) MS Excel
14 190 (21.86%) ITIL
15 186 (21.40%) TCP/IP
16 175 (20.14%) SCCM
17 170 (19.56%) Citrix
18 167 (19.22%) Hyper-V
19 165 (18.99%) Cisco
20 158 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
21 155 (17.84%) Windows XP
22 153 (17.61%) Firewall
23 152 (17.49%) Linux
24 151 (17.38%) HP
25 150 (17.26%) DHCP
25 150 (17.26%) SharePoint
26 149 (17.15%) SQL Server
27 144 (16.57%) Windows Server 2012
28 142 (16.34%) PowerShell

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 277 (31.88%) MS Exchange
2 150 (17.26%) SharePoint
3 128 (14.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 104 (11.97%) IIS
5 72 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 71 (8.17%) Lync
7 70 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2003
8 56 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 47 (5.41%) Apache
10 41 (4.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 36 (4.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 27 (3.11%) Live Communications Server
13 17 (1.96%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 17 (1.96%) Lotus Domino
13 17 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (1.04%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.92%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.92%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
17 5 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 190 (21.86%) MS Excel
2 138 (15.88%) MS Office
3 25 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.35%) MS Project
5 2 (0.23%) SPSS
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.46%) assyst
2 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.23%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.06%) Office 365
2 18 (2.07%) SaaS
3 9 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.69%) PaaS
5 2 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 252 (29.00%) DNS
2 186 (21.40%) TCP/IP
3 153 (17.61%) Firewall
4 150 (17.26%) DHCP
5 89 (10.24%) SAN
6 86 (9.90%) LAN
7 81 (9.32%) WAN
8 47 (5.41%) VPN
9 43 (4.95%) Internet
10 23 (2.65%) Network Security
10 23 (2.65%) NAS
11 22 (2.53%) Wireless
12 19 (2.19%) VoIP
13 18 (2.07%) SMTP
14 16 (1.84%) iSCSI
15 14 (1.61%) NetScaler
16 13 (1.50%) SNMP
17 12 (1.38%) SSL
18 11 (1.27%) VLAN
18 11 (1.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (17.15%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.60%) EDRMS
3 35 (4.03%) IDOL
4 29 (3.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 26 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (2.19%) Big Data
7 18 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (1.73%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
10 12 (1.38%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.15%) MySQL
12 9 (1.04%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.92%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.69%) MS Access
16 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
16 3 (0.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (1.38%) LoadRunner
2 8 (0.92%) MSI
2 8 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (0.46%) WinRunner
3 4 (0.46%) TestDirector
4 3 (0.35%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.35%) MSTest
4 3 (0.35%) StarTeam
4 3 (0.35%) JIRA
4 3 (0.35%) Selenium
5 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.23%) Hudson
5 2 (0.23%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.23%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.12%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 137 (15.77%) Finance
2 77 (8.86%) Retail
3 65 (7.48%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.61%) Legal
5 11 (1.27%) Automotive
6 8 (0.92%) Marketing
7 7 (0.81%) Banking
7 7 (0.81%) Billing
8 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.58%) German Language
9 4 (0.46%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.46%) Arabic Language
9 4 (0.46%) French Language
10 3 (0.35%) Electronics
10 3 (0.35%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.35%) Law
11 2 (0.23%) Games
11 2 (0.23%) Back Office
11 2 (0.23%) Advertising
11 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 277 (31.88%) Support Engineer
2 78 (8.98%) Analyst
2 78 (8.98%) 2nd Line Support
3 73 (8.40%) 3rd Line Support
4 70 (8.06%) Consultant
5 67 (7.71%) Technical Support
6 64 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 58 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 52 (5.98%) IT Support
9 50 (5.75%) Support Analyst
10 47 (5.41%) Desktop Support
11 40 (4.60%) Architect
12 39 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 37 (4.26%) Technical Specialist
13 37 (4.26%) Technical Engineer
14 36 (4.14%) IT Support Engineer
15 32 (3.68%) Senior Support Engineer
16 30 (3.45%) Integration Engineer
17 29 (3.34%) Technical Support Engineer
18 25 (2.88%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.68%) .NET
2 20 (2.30%) Regular Expression
3 18 (2.07%) ASP.NET
4 17 (1.96%) Web Services
5 14 (1.61%) Software Packaging
6 11 (1.27%) XML
7 7 (0.81%) CSS
7 7 (0.81%) HTML
8 6 (0.69%) ODBC
8 6 (0.69%) WSH
8 6 (0.69%) Ajax
9 4 (0.46%) jQuery
9 4 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (0.46%) COM+
10 3 (0.35%) Classic ASP
10 3 (0.35%) Middleware
10 3 (0.35%) XHTML
10 3 (0.35%) WCF
10 3 (0.35%) JSON
10 3 (0.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.56%) Blackberry
2 55 (6.33%) Clustering
3 36 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.45%) Statistics
5 25 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.76%) Replication
7 21 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.84%) Thin Client
8 16 (1.84%) Client/Server
8 16 (1.84%) Fat Client
9 15 (1.73%) Open Source
9 15 (1.73%) PKI
10 9 (1.04%) CLARiiON
11 7 (0.81%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.81%) iPhone
12 6 (0.69%) PDA
12 6 (0.69%) Machine to Machine
13 5 (0.58%) EqualLogic
14 4 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
14 4 (0.46%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 808 (92.98%) Windows
2 303 (34.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 302 (34.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 227 (26.12%) Windows 7
5 155 (17.84%) Windows XP
6 152 (17.49%) Linux
7 144 (16.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 54 (6.21%) Windows 8
9 35 (4.03%) Windows 2000
10 34 (3.91%) UNIX
11 27 (3.11%) Windows 2000 Server
12 20 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (1.96%) Android
14 15 (1.73%) Apple iOS
15 11 (1.27%) CentOS
15 11 (1.27%) Windows Vista
16 9 (1.04%) Solaris
17 6 (0.69%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.58%) Debian
19 4 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (21.86%) ITIL
2 56 (6.44%) Problem Management
3 54 (6.21%) Migration
4 43 (4.95%) Change Management
5 42 (4.83%) Incident Management
6 39 (4.49%) Release Management
7 38 (4.37%) Software Distribution
7 38 (4.37%) Mentoring
8 37 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 35 (4.03%) Service Delivery
9 35 (4.03%) Project Management
10 33 (3.80%) Service Management
11 31 (3.57%) Configuration Management
12 30 (3.45%) Coaching
13 29 (3.34%) Time Management
14 28 (3.22%) Root Cause Analysis
15 26 (2.99%) SIEM
16 24 (2.76%) Cyber Security
17 22 (2.53%) High Availability
18 20 (2.30%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 275 (31.65%) SQL
2 142 (16.34%) PowerShell
3 48 (5.52%) VBScript
4 24 (2.76%) VB
5 21 (2.42%) C
6 16 (1.84%) C#
7 12 (1.38%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.15%) C++
9 7 (0.81%) Java
9 7 (0.81%) Python
10 4 (0.46%) PHP
11 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.23%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.23%) Ruby
12 2 (0.23%) Perl
13 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 268 (30.84%) Security Cleared
2 200 (23.01%) SC Cleared
3 192 (22.09%) DV Cleared
4 158 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 140 (16.11%) MCSE
6 57 (6.56%) CCNA
6 57 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (5.87%) MCITP
8 50 (5.75%) MCP
9 39 (4.49%) MCSA
10 36 (4.14%) Degree
11 29 (3.34%) CCNP
12 27 (3.11%) CISSP
13 25 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 22 (2.53%) A+ Certification
15 17 (1.96%) MCTS
16 15 (1.73%) CCA
16 15 (1.73%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (1.50%) ISEB
18 12 (1.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (8.63%) SLA
2 40 (4.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 27 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.84%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.92%) GPG13
6 7 (0.81%) COBIT
7 2 (0.23%) FISMA
System Software
1 219 (25.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 167 (19.22%) Hyper-V
3 63 (7.25%) ISA Server
3 63 (7.25%) VMware ESX
4 37 (4.26%) vSphere
5 35 (4.03%) XenApp
6 27 (3.11%) XenDesktop
7 24 (2.76%) Terminal Services
8 23 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (1.50%) XenServer
11 8 (0.92%) Terminal Server
12 7 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (0.81%) vCloud
13 5 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (0.58%) Xen
14 4 (0.46%) Samba
14 4 (0.46%) KVM
15 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 175 (20.14%) SCCM
2 72 (8.29%) SCOM
3 62 (7.13%) NetBackup
4 46 (5.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 45 (5.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 33 (3.80%) WSUS
7 18 (2.07%) Backup Exec
8 17 (1.96%) Legato
9 15 (1.73%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 15 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (1.61%) ARCserve
11 11 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
11 11 (1.27%) EdgeSight
12 10 (1.15%) SCVMM
13 9 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (0.81%) HP SIM
14 7 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 6 (0.69%) Netcool
15 6 (0.69%) Unicenter
16 5 (0.58%) cPanel
Vendors
1 491 (56.50%) Microsoft
2 332 (38.20%) VMware
3 170 (19.56%) Citrix
4 165 (18.99%) Cisco
5 151 (17.38%) HP
6 69 (7.94%) Fujitsu
7 67 (7.71%) Oracle
8 55 (6.33%) Veritas
9 46 (5.29%) Meridio
10 45 (5.18%) EMC
11 42 (4.83%) Symantec
12 37 (4.26%) Avaya
13 31 (3.57%) Juniper
14 30 (3.45%) McAfee
15 29 (3.34%) Red Hat
16 24 (2.76%) Sophos
17 23 (2.65%) NetApp
18 21 (2.42%) Apple
19 17 (1.96%) Remedy
19 17 (1.96%) CommVault
Reading, Berkshire
Mills Goodwin Talent Network
Salary: pension, BUPA etc
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mills Goodwin Talent Network
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + pension, BUPA etc
Posted: 10 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £25000.00 per annum + On Call
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Centric Resource
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Klarion Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus bonuses and car allowance
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £55K + Bonus, Health and Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Company Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
SLS Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Thatcham, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago