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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 19 22 30
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 212 178 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.98% 8.68% 6.74%
As % of the System Software category 65.43% 68.99% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 182 162 116
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,550 £26,375 £23,375
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £33,754 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +4.61%
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
324 258 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.72% 12.58% 11.24%
Number of salaries quoted 258 229 180
Median salary £40,000 £37,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.96% -5.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 23 July 2016.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 235 (61.04%) Windows
2 226 (58.70%) Microsoft
3 149 (38.70%) VMware
4 139 (36.10%) MS Exchange
5 132 (34.29%) Windows Server
6 116 (30.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 105 (27.27%) Hyper-V
8 103 (26.75%) Citrix
9 86 (22.34%) MS Excel
9 86 (22.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 83 (21.56%) WAN
11 81 (21.04%) LAN
11 81 (21.04%) ITIL
12 80 (20.78%) Firewall
13 79 (20.52%) SLA
14 72 (18.70%) DNS
15 71 (18.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 66 (17.14%) Cisco
17 65 (16.88%) VPN
18 64 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
19 63 (16.36%) DHCP
20 55 (14.29%) SAN
21 54 (14.03%) Exchange Server 2003
22 53 (13.77%) Windows 7
23 52 (13.51%) Data Centre
24 51 (13.25%) Skype for Business
25 50 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2013
26 49 (12.73%) SCCM
27 45 (11.69%) Windows 8
27 45 (11.69%) SQL

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
1 139 (36.10%) MS Exchange
2 54 (14.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 51 (13.25%) Skype for Business
4 50 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 39 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 38 (9.87%) IIS
7 24 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (5.97%) SharePoint
9 22 (5.71%) IBM Notes
10 20 (5.19%) IBM Domino
11 14 (3.64%) Tomcat
12 10 (2.60%) Apache
13 9 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (2.08%) Moodle
15 6 (1.56%) JBoss
15 6 (1.56%) WordPress
16 5 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 4 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
18 3 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 86 (22.34%) MS Excel
2 41 (10.65%) MS Office
3 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (4.68%) assyst
2 8 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.82%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.26%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.26%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 64 (16.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (9.09%) Office 365
3 24 (6.23%) IaaS
4 16 (4.16%) Mimecast
5 14 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (3.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (2.60%) PaaS
8 9 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.04%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.04%) SaaS
10 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 83 (21.56%) WAN
2 81 (21.04%) LAN
3 80 (20.78%) Firewall
4 72 (18.70%) DNS
5 65 (16.88%) VPN
6 63 (16.36%) DHCP
7 55 (14.29%) SAN
8 31 (8.05%) TCP/IP
9 27 (7.01%) SSL
10 24 (6.23%) VLAN
11 23 (5.97%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (4.68%) Wireless
13 14 (3.64%) VoIP
14 12 (3.12%) Network Security
15 11 (2.86%) IPsec
16 10 (2.60%) NetScaler
16 10 (2.60%) Skype
17 9 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
18 7 (1.82%) Internet
19 6 (1.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.86%) MySQL
3 8 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.30%) Informix
6 4 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.26%) MS Access
General
1 43 (11.17%) Finance
2 25 (6.49%) French Language
3 23 (5.97%) German Language
4 20 (5.19%) Retail
5 18 (4.68%) Legal
5 18 (4.68%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.34%) Banking
7 8 (2.08%) Financial Institution
7 8 (2.08%) Publishing
8 6 (1.56%) Automotive
9 5 (1.30%) Law
10 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 72 (18.70%) Analyst
2 56 (14.55%) Support Engineer
3 51 (13.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 50 (12.99%) IT Support
5 40 (10.39%) Architect
6 32 (8.31%) Support Analyst
7 31 (8.05%) IT Analyst
8 28 (7.27%) IT Engineer
9 25 (6.49%) Service Analyst
10 20 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
10 20 (5.19%) Exchange Engineer
11 19 (4.94%) Consultant
11 19 (4.94%) IT Security Officer
11 19 (4.94%) IT Support Engineer
11 19 (4.94%) Security Officer
12 17 (4.42%) Service Desk Analyst
13 16 (4.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 16 (4.16%) Service Desk Engineer
14 15 (3.90%) IT Support Analyst
14 15 (3.90%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.60%) .NET
2 7 (1.82%) HTML
3 4 (1.04%) XML
4 3 (0.78%) SOAP
5 2 (0.52%) J2EE
5 2 (0.52%) JMS
5 2 (0.52%) Middleware
5 2 (0.52%) REST
5 2 (0.52%) SAML
5 2 (0.52%) Web Services
5 2 (0.52%) WSDL
6 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.26%) COM
6 1 (0.26%) CSS
6 1 (0.26%) jQuery
6 1 (0.26%) JSON
6 1 (0.26%) RESTful
6 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 28 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.08%) CMDB
6 7 (1.82%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.56%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.56%) Replication
8 4 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.04%) Handset
8 4 (1.04%) HP StoreVirtual
8 4 (1.04%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.78%) Clustering
9 3 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.78%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.78%) PKI
9 3 (0.78%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.52%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 235 (61.04%) Windows
2 132 (34.29%) Windows Server
3 86 (22.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 71 (18.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 53 (13.77%) Windows 7
6 45 (11.69%) Windows 8
7 38 (9.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (7.79%) Linux
9 27 (7.01%) Windows XP
10 20 (5.19%) Windows 2000 Server
11 13 (3.38%) Windows 10
12 8 (2.08%) Solaris
13 6 (1.56%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.30%) HPUX
14 5 (1.30%) Unix
15 4 (1.04%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.04%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.78%) Android
17 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (21.04%) ITIL
2 35 (9.09%) SIEM
3 27 (7.01%) Information Security
4 22 (5.71%) Presales
5 21 (5.45%) Validation
6 19 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (4.68%) Data Loss Prevention
8 17 (4.42%) TOGAF
9 14 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (3.64%) Enterprise Architecture
9 14 (3.64%) Service Delivery
10 13 (3.38%) Migration
10 13 (3.38%) PRINCE2
10 13 (3.38%) Project Management
11 12 (3.12%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (3.12%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (2.86%) Configuration Management
12 11 (2.86%) CRM
12 11 (2.86%) ITIL V3
13 10 (2.60%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.69%) SQL
2 16 (4.16%) C
3 11 (2.86%) C#
3 11 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.60%) Java
5 9 (2.34%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.52%) Python
6 2 (0.52%) VB
7 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.26%) Ruby
7 1 (0.26%) Tcl
7 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (8.05%) MCSE
3 21 (5.45%) MCSA
4 20 (5.19%) Degree
4 20 (5.19%) Security Cleared
5 13 (3.38%) CCNA
5 13 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (3.38%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.60%) MCITP
7 8 (2.08%) LPIC
7 8 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.82%) CISSP
9 6 (1.56%) CCNP
10 4 (1.04%) APMP
10 4 (1.04%) CISM
10 4 (1.04%) MCTS
10 4 (1.04%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.78%) MCP
11 3 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (20.52%) SLA
2 7 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.30%) COBIT
4 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 116 (30.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 105 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 38 (9.87%) vSphere
4 31 (8.05%) XenApp
5 23 (5.97%) VMware ESX
6 14 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
7 12 (3.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 12 (3.12%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (3.12%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (2.08%) Firmware
10 6 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.04%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.04%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.04%) XenServer
12 3 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.52%) Snort
14 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 49 (12.73%) SCCM
2 36 (9.35%) SCOM
3 33 (8.57%) WSUS
4 25 (6.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 20 (5.19%) Backup Exec
6 17 (4.42%) NetBackup
7 13 (3.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.78%) Cisco IPCC
11 2 (0.52%) EdgeSight
11 2 (0.52%) Nessus
11 2 (0.52%) Nexpose
11 2 (0.52%) Proventia
11 2 (0.52%) QRadar
11 2 (0.52%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.26%) Casper Suite
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.26%) SCDPM
12 1 (0.26%) SCSM
Vendors
1 226 (58.70%) Microsoft
2 149 (38.70%) VMware
3 103 (26.75%) Citrix
4 66 (17.14%) Cisco
5 34 (8.83%) IBM
6 31 (8.05%) Symantec
7 30 (7.79%) Acronis
8 25 (6.49%) SonicWALL
9 22 (5.71%) HP
10 21 (5.45%) NetApp
11 17 (4.42%) Red Hat
12 15 (3.90%) Veeam
13 10 (2.60%) Oracle
14 9 (2.34%) Sophos
15 8 (2.08%) Aerohive Networks
15 8 (2.08%) Dell
15 8 (2.08%) Ruckus Wireless
16 7 (1.82%) Juniper
16 7 (1.82%) ServiceNow
17 6 (1.56%) Kaspersky
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