The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 24 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 179 144 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.18% 7.66% 6.16%
As % of the System Software category 59.67% 70.59% 61.04%
Number of salaries quoted 121 122 112
Median salary £31,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,100 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £64,750
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Active Directory
West Midlands

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

System Software Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
300 204 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.04% 10.85% 10.09%
Number of salaries quoted 181 164 186
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £59,600
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in Birmingham

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 253 (64.21%) Microsoft
2 241 (61.17%) Windows
3 168 (42.64%) VMware
4 143 (36.29%) Windows Server
5 142 (36.04%) MS Exchange
6 130 (32.99%) VMware Infrastructure
7 114 (28.93%) Citrix
8 112 (28.43%) DNS
9 104 (26.40%) MS Excel
10 102 (25.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 100 (25.38%) Hyper-V
12 97 (24.62%) DHCP
13 81 (20.56%) Data Centre
14 77 (19.54%) WAN
15 76 (19.29%) LAN
15 76 (19.29%) Firewall
16 75 (19.04%) SLA
17 74 (18.78%) Microsoft Azure
18 73 (18.53%) VPN
19 72 (18.27%) ITIL
20 71 (18.02%) Cisco
21 70 (17.77%) SCCM
22 68 (17.26%) Windows Server 2003
23 60 (15.23%) Windows 7
24 59 (14.97%) SQL
25 52 (13.20%) Office 365
26 50 (12.69%) MS Office
26 50 (12.69%) SAN
27 49 (12.44%) SQL Server
27 49 (12.44%) IIS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 142 (36.04%) MS Exchange
2 49 (12.44%) IIS
3 45 (11.42%) Exchange Server 2003
3 45 (11.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (10.41%) Skype for Business
5 39 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (7.11%) IBM Notes
7 27 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (6.09%) IBM Domino
9 20 (5.08%) SharePoint
10 12 (3.05%) Apache
10 12 (3.05%) Tomcat
11 11 (2.79%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (2.54%) Moodle
13 7 (1.78%) JBoss
14 5 (1.27%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.76%) SAS
16 2 (0.51%) CICS
16 2 (0.51%) MQSeries
16 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 104 (26.40%) MS Excel
2 50 (12.69%) MS Office
3 4 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (6.35%) assyst
2 13 (3.30%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.25%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (18.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (13.20%) Office 365
3 21 (5.33%) Mimecast
4 16 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (3.55%) IaaS
6 12 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.27%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.02%) PaaS
10 3 (0.76%) SaaS
11 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 112 (28.43%) DNS
2 97 (24.62%) DHCP
3 77 (19.54%) WAN
4 76 (19.29%) Firewall
4 76 (19.29%) LAN
5 73 (18.53%) VPN
6 50 (12.69%) SAN
7 35 (8.88%) TCP/IP
8 32 (8.12%) SSL
9 20 (5.08%) VLAN
10 18 (4.57%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (4.57%) Wireless
11 12 (3.05%) VoIP
12 11 (2.79%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (2.54%) Network Security
14 9 (2.28%) Internet
14 9 (2.28%) Skype
15 8 (2.03%) NetScaler
16 7 (1.78%) WLAN
17 6 (1.52%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.44%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.05%) MySQL
3 7 (1.78%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.27%) Informix
5 4 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.51%) MS Access
8 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.25%) DTS
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 42 (10.66%) Finance
2 28 (7.11%) Retail
3 23 (5.84%) French Language
4 21 (5.33%) German Language
5 18 (4.57%) Legal
6 17 (4.31%) Publishing
7 15 (3.81%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.78%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.52%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.27%) Advertising
11 4 (1.02%) Automotive
11 4 (1.02%) Banking
12 2 (0.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 74 (18.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 67 (17.01%) Analyst
3 58 (14.72%) Support Engineer
4 51 (12.94%) IT Support
5 32 (8.12%) IT Analyst
6 31 (7.87%) 3rd Line Support
6 31 (7.87%) IT Engineer
7 28 (7.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 27 (6.85%) Support Analyst
9 26 (6.60%) Architect
10 25 (6.35%) Exchange Engineer
11 22 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 22 (5.58%) IT Support Engineer
11 22 (5.58%) Service Analyst
12 21 (5.33%) Consultant
13 19 (4.82%) IT Support Analyst
14 18 (4.57%) Technical Specialist
15 15 (3.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 15 (3.81%) Service Desk Analyst
16 14 (3.55%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.28%) .NET
2 4 (1.02%) XML
3 3 (0.76%) HTML
3 3 (0.76%) SOAP
4 2 (0.51%) J2EE
4 2 (0.51%) JMS
4 2 (0.51%) Middleware
4 2 (0.51%) REST
4 2 (0.51%) SAML
4 2 (0.51%) Web Services
4 2 (0.51%) WSDL
5 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.25%) COM
5 1 (0.25%) CSS
5 1 (0.25%) jQuery
5 1 (0.25%) JSON
5 1 (0.25%) LAMP
5 1 (0.25%) RESTful
5 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 81 (20.56%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.08%) Enterprise Storage
3 17 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.31%) CMDB
4 12 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.28%) Driving Licence
5 9 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.03%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.78%) Replication
8 6 (1.52%) Clustering
9 4 (1.02%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.02%) iPhone
9 4 (1.02%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.76%) FMCG
10 3 (0.76%) HP StoreVirtual
10 3 (0.76%) PKI
10 3 (0.76%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.51%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 241 (61.17%) Windows
2 143 (36.29%) Windows Server
3 102 (25.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 68 (17.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 60 (15.23%) Windows 7
6 48 (12.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (10.41%) Windows 8
8 37 (9.39%) Linux
9 20 (5.08%) Windows 10
10 16 (4.06%) Windows XP
11 15 (3.81%) Windows 2000 Server
12 10 (2.54%) Solaris
13 6 (1.52%) Unix
14 5 (1.27%) HPUX
15 4 (1.02%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.25%) Android
17 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (18.27%) ITIL
2 30 (7.61%) Validation
3 28 (7.11%) Presales
4 25 (6.35%) SIEM
5 24 (6.09%) Service Delivery
6 19 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (4.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (4.57%) Patch Management
8 17 (4.31%) Information Security
8 17 (4.31%) Line Management
9 16 (4.06%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (3.81%) Service Management
11 14 (3.55%) Enterprise Architecture
11 14 (3.55%) Incident Management
12 13 (3.30%) Data Loss Prevention
12 13 (3.30%) Migration
12 13 (3.30%) Project Management
13 12 (3.05%) Change Management
13 12 (3.05%) Problem Management
13 12 (3.05%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 59 (14.97%) SQL
2 23 (5.84%) C
3 15 (3.81%) PowerShell
4 13 (3.30%) C#
5 4 (1.02%) Java
6 3 (0.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.25%) PHP
7 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (8.38%) MCSE
2 33 (8.38%) Security Cleared
3 32 (8.12%) Degree
4 19 (4.82%) MCSA
5 17 (4.31%) LPIC
5 17 (4.31%) SC Cleared
6 16 (4.06%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (3.30%) MCP
8 6 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.27%) CCNA
9 5 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.02%) APMP
10 4 (1.02%) CCNP
10 4 (1.02%) CISSP
11 3 (0.76%) CISM
11 3 (0.76%) MCITP
11 3 (0.76%) PMP
12 1 (0.25%) NCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (19.04%) SLA
2 16 (4.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.27%) COBIT
4 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 130 (32.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 100 (25.38%) Hyper-V
3 38 (9.64%) vSphere
4 26 (6.60%) Virtual Servers
5 25 (6.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 25 (6.35%) XenApp
6 17 (4.31%) Firmware
6 17 (4.31%) VMware ESX
7 12 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (2.03%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.27%) Terminal Server
11 5 (1.27%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.02%) XenServer
13 3 (0.76%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.25%) NFS
14 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 70 (17.77%) SCCM
2 48 (12.18%) SCOM
3 32 (8.12%) WSUS
4 26 (6.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 24 (6.09%) Backup Exec
5 24 (6.09%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 8 (2.03%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.27%) EdgeSight
10 4 (1.02%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.76%) Cisco IPCC
12 1 (0.25%) CA Spectrum
12 1 (0.25%) Casper Suite
12 1 (0.25%) Sysprep
12 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 253 (64.21%) Microsoft
2 168 (42.64%) VMware
3 114 (28.93%) Citrix
4 71 (18.02%) Cisco
5 44 (11.17%) IBM
6 34 (8.63%) Acronis
7 30 (7.61%) Symantec
8 28 (7.11%) Red Hat
9 16 (4.06%) NetApp
10 15 (3.81%) SonicWALL
11 14 (3.55%) HP
11 14 (3.55%) Veeam
12 12 (3.05%) Dell
12 12 (3.05%) Oracle
13 11 (2.79%) SolarWinds
14 8 (2.03%) Aerohive Networks
15 7 (1.78%) ServiceNow
15 7 (1.78%) Sophos
16 5 (1.27%) Juniper
16 5 (1.27%) Kaspersky
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