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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1 7 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 1.14% 12.73% 30.51%
As % of the System Software category 100.00% 58.33% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 18
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Active Directory
Lancashire

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

System Software Category
Blackburn
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1 12 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 1.14% 21.82% 32.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 19
Average salary £42,500 £36,250 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.24% +51.04%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Blackburn

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in Blackburn

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Blackburn 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 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) IBM PureFlex
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (33.33%) Billing
4 2 (33.33%) MCITP
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Blackburn 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 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
1 2 (33.33%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Billing
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Data Security
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) IBM