The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 41 29
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 43 20 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.97% 4.19% 5.95%
As % of the System Software category 62.32% 37.04% 75.76%
Number of salaries quoted 39 18 22
Average salary £31,500 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £20,350 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,600 £39,650 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
Active Directory
South Wales

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

System Software Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
69 54 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.18% 11.32% 7.86%
Number of salaries quoted 62 42 28
Average salary £32,000 £39,125 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.21% +11.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,700 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £57,700 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in Cardiff

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 74 (89.16%) Windows
2 67 (80.72%) Microsoft
3 53 (63.86%) VMware
4 38 (45.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (44.58%) MS Excel
6 32 (38.55%) MS Exchange
6 32 (38.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (33.73%) DNS
7 28 (33.73%) Cisco
8 27 (32.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (31.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (30.12%) SQL
11 23 (27.71%) DHCP
12 22 (26.51%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (25.30%) Exchange Server 2010
13 21 (25.30%) Exchange Server 2013
14 19 (22.89%) Exchange Server 2007
15 18 (21.69%) IIS
16 17 (20.48%) Cisco Certification
17 16 (19.28%) TCP/IP
17 16 (19.28%) CCNA
17 16 (19.28%) Finance
18 15 (18.07%) Citrix
19 14 (16.87%) ITIL
19 14 (16.87%) MCSE
20 12 (14.46%) LAN
20 12 (14.46%) IBM
20 12 (14.46%) Internet
20 12 (14.46%) Firewall
20 12 (14.46%) Advertising

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 32 (38.55%) MS Exchange
2 21 (25.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 21 (25.30%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (22.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (21.69%) IIS
5 6 (7.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (7.23%) WebSphere
6 4 (4.82%) Lync
7 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.41%) JBoss
8 2 (2.41%) Apache
9 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (44.58%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Office 365
2 3 (3.61%) IaaS
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (33.73%) DNS
2 23 (27.71%) DHCP
3 16 (19.28%) TCP/IP
4 12 (14.46%) Internet
4 12 (14.46%) Firewall
4 12 (14.46%) LAN
5 11 (13.25%) VoIP
6 10 (12.05%) WAN
7 9 (10.84%) SAN
8 4 (4.82%) Wireless
9 3 (3.61%) IP Telephony
9 3 (3.61%) NAS
10 1 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.20%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.20%) FTP
10 1 (1.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) MySQL
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
General
1 16 (19.28%) Finance
2 12 (14.46%) Advertising
3 3 (3.61%) Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Welsh Language
4 2 (2.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (24.10%) Analyst
2 17 (20.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (18.07%) Support Engineer
4 12 (14.46%) Server Engineer
5 11 (13.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (10.84%) Server Support
6 9 (10.84%) Server Support Engineer
7 8 (9.64%) IT Support
8 7 (8.43%) Consultant
9 5 (6.02%) Support Technician
9 5 (6.02%) Support Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (6.02%) Service Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) Administrator
9 5 (6.02%) IT Support Technician
10 4 (4.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.82%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) .NET
1 1 (1.20%) LAMP
1 1 (1.20%) Application Packaging
1 1 (1.20%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.23%) AS400
2 6 (7.23%) Clustering
3 4 (4.82%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.61%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.41%) iPhone
5 2 (2.41%) iSeries
6 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.20%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.20%) iPad
6 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.20%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 74 (89.16%) Windows
2 38 (45.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (38.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (26.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.23%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.23%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.02%) Linux
7 2 (2.41%) UNIX
7 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.20%) Android
8 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.87%) ITIL
2 8 (9.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (8.43%) Line Management
3 7 (8.43%) Mentoring
4 6 (7.23%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.82%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.61%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (3.61%) Change Management
7 2 (2.41%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.41%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.20%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.20%) Release Management
8 1 (1.20%) Time Management
8 1 (1.20%) Data Privacy
8 1 (1.20%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.20%) Project Management
8 1 (1.20%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.20%) Practice Management
8 1 (1.20%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) SQL
2 4 (4.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (31.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (20.48%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (19.28%) CCNA
4 14 (16.87%) MCSE
5 7 (8.43%) MCSA
6 6 (7.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (4.82%) MCP
7 4 (4.82%) MCITP
8 3 (3.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.41%) VCP5
9 2 (2.41%) MCTS
10 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.20%) CEH
10 1 (1.20%) CCENT
10 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.41%) SLA
1 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (32.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.05%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.23%) VMware ESX
3 6 (7.23%) vSphere
4 4 (4.82%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.41%) XenApp
5 2 (2.41%) XenServer
6 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) WSUS
2 3 (3.61%) SCCM
2 3 (3.61%) SCOM
2 3 (3.61%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (3.61%) SCDPM
2 3 (3.61%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.20%) Nessus
Vendors
1 67 (80.72%) Microsoft
2 53 (63.86%) VMware
3 28 (33.73%) Cisco
4 15 (18.07%) Citrix
5 12 (14.46%) IBM
6 11 (13.25%) NetApp
7 9 (10.84%) HP
8 5 (6.02%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.82%) LANDesk
10 3 (3.61%) Veeam
10 3 (3.61%) Oracle
10 3 (3.61%) Dell
10 3 (3.61%) McAfee
11 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.41%) Apple
11 2 (2.41%) IPFX
12 1 (1.20%) Verint
12 1 (1.20%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.20%) Websense
12 1 (1.20%) Blue Coat
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