The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 35 54
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +19
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 119 97 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.83% 5.66% 4.33%
As % of the System Software category 69.59% 51.32% 56.03%
Number of salaries quoted 90 78 62
Average salary £26,021 £28,250 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +13.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £18,950 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Active Directory
North West

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

System Software Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
171 189 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.82% 11.02% 7.73%
Number of salaries quoted 138 145 97
Average salary £32,500 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.98% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £22,275
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in Cheshire

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Active Directory
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 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
Warrington -13 29 £23,000 -20.68% 3
Runcorn +3 19 £24,500 +2.08%
Crewe - 16 £37,500 - 3
Macclesfield +24 11 £25,000 -6.54%
Chester -9 11 £26,041 -22.26% 4
Knutsford -7 3 £34,000 +52.80%
Widnes -2 2 £20,750 +9.21%
Nantwich - 2 £33,750 - 1
Northwich - 2 £29,500 - 1
Wilmslow +3 1 £26,000 +36.84% 2
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

1 199 (91.28%) Windows
2 101 (46.33%) VMware
3 98 (44.95%) Microsoft
4 96 (44.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 88 (40.37%) MS Exchange
6 70 (32.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 66 (30.28%) DNS
7 66 (30.28%) ITIL
8 57 (26.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 57 (26.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 55 (25.23%) Windows 7
9 55 (25.23%) Cisco
10 53 (24.31%) DHCP
11 50 (22.94%) TCP/IP
12 48 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 44 (20.18%) Windows XP
14 43 (19.72%) MS Office
14 43 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
15 40 (18.35%) MCSE
15 40 (18.35%) MS Excel
16 36 (16.51%) SQL
16 36 (16.51%) Citrix
16 36 (16.51%) Cisco Certification
17 35 (16.06%) VPN
17 35 (16.06%) Exchange Server 2013
18 33 (15.14%) PowerShell
19 32 (14.68%) Exchange Server 2007
19 32 (14.68%) Firewall
19 32 (14.68%) Windows 8
20 31 (14.22%) Hyper-V

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 88 (40.37%) MS Exchange
2 57 (26.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (16.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (14.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (8.72%) IIS
6 7 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.29%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.83%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (1.83%) Oracle 9iAS
9 3 (1.38%) Lync
10 2 (0.92%) WordPress
11 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 43 (19.72%) MS Office
2 40 (18.35%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.38%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.38%) Primavera
2 3 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.46%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.09%) Office 365
2 11 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 66 (30.28%) DNS
2 53 (24.31%) DHCP
3 50 (22.94%) TCP/IP
4 35 (16.06%) VPN
5 32 (14.68%) Firewall
6 29 (13.30%) WAN
6 29 (13.30%) LAN
7 24 (11.01%) SAN
8 19 (8.72%) VLAN
9 16 (7.34%) Wireless
10 13 (5.96%) NAS
11 11 (5.05%) VDSL
11 11 (5.05%) SSL
11 11 (5.05%) VoIP
11 11 (5.05%) ADSL
12 7 (3.21%) Network Security
13 6 (2.75%) Broadband
14 5 (2.29%) Intranet
14 5 (2.29%) Internet
15 4 (1.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.75%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.83%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (1.83%) MySQL
4 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
General
1 31 (14.22%) Finance
2 12 (5.50%) Retail
3 9 (4.13%) Financial Institution
4 8 (3.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.75%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.38%) Marketing
7 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) French Language
8 1 (0.46%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.46%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (22.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (22.02%) Support Engineer
3 41 (18.81%) IT Support
4 36 (16.51%) Analyst
5 28 (12.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 25 (11.47%) Team Leader
7 21 (9.63%) IT Support Engineer
8 19 (8.72%) 1st Line Support
8 19 (8.72%) Support Analyst
9 18 (8.26%) Administrator
10 16 (7.34%) 2nd Line Support
10 16 (7.34%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 14 (6.42%) Support Team Leader
12 13 (5.96%) Service Desk Analyst
12 13 (5.96%) Service Analyst
13 12 (5.50%) IT Manager
13 12 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 11 (5.05%) Desktop Support
14 11 (5.05%) Support Technician
15 10 (4.59%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.59%) .NET
2 6 (2.75%) Web Services
3 5 (2.29%) HTML
4 3 (1.38%) XML
4 3 (1.38%) WebCenter
5 2 (0.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.05%) Clustering
3 8 (3.67%) Fat Client
3 8 (3.67%) Thin Client
4 7 (3.21%) EPoS
5 5 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.38%) Replication
6 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.38%) Life Science
7 2 (0.92%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.92%) Photography
7 2 (0.92%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 199 (91.28%) Windows
2 96 (44.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 70 (32.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (25.23%) Windows 7
5 44 (20.18%) Windows XP
6 43 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (14.68%) Windows 8
8 15 (6.88%) Linux
9 8 (3.67%) Android
9 8 (3.67%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (3.21%) UNIX
11 6 (2.75%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.38%) CentOS
12 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.92%) Solaris
13 2 (0.92%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.92%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (30.28%) ITIL
2 17 (7.80%) Migration
3 16 (7.34%) Service Delivery
4 15 (6.88%) Mentoring
5 14 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (5.96%) Time Management
7 11 (5.05%) Mobile Device Management
7 11 (5.05%) Change Management
8 10 (4.59%) Incident Management
8 10 (4.59%) Problem Management
8 10 (4.59%) Line Management
9 9 (4.13%) Customer Engagement
9 9 (4.13%) Risk Management
9 9 (4.13%) Process Management
10 8 (3.67%) Service Management
11 7 (3.21%) Security Management
11 7 (3.21%) Project Management
11 7 (3.21%) Business Continuity
11 7 (3.21%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (3.21%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 36 (16.51%) SQL
2 33 (15.14%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.38%) T-SQL
3 3 (1.38%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.38%) Prolog
4 2 (0.92%) VB.NET
4 2 (0.92%) Perl
4 2 (0.92%) PHP
4 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.92%) R
5 1 (0.46%) VB
5 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (26.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (18.35%) MCSE
3 36 (16.51%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (14.22%) MCITP
5 29 (13.30%) Degree
5 29 (13.30%) CCNA
6 28 (12.84%) MCSA
7 26 (11.93%) MCTS
8 20 (9.17%) MCP
9 11 (5.05%) JNCIA
10 10 (4.59%) HND
11 7 (3.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.38%) MCDST
12 3 (1.38%) CCNP
12 3 (1.38%) OCP
12 3 (1.38%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.46%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.55%) SLA
2 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (14.22%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.67%) Terminal Server
4 7 (3.21%) XenApp
5 6 (2.75%) VMware Server
6 5 (2.29%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.83%) XenServer
7 4 (1.83%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.46%) Xen
9 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.59%) Backup Exec
2 8 (3.67%) SCCM
3 4 (1.83%) SCOM
4 2 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.46%) WSUS
5 1 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 101 (46.33%) VMware
2 98 (44.95%) Microsoft
3 55 (25.23%) Cisco
4 36 (16.51%) Citrix
5 20 (9.17%) HP
6 17 (7.80%) Dell
7 15 (6.88%) NetApp
8 14 (6.42%) Oracle
9 13 (5.96%) Juniper
10 12 (5.50%) IBM
11 7 (3.21%) Avaya
11 7 (3.21%) Symantec
12 6 (2.75%) BT
13 5 (2.29%) Business Objects
14 4 (1.83%) Apple
14 4 (1.83%) LANDesk
15 3 (1.38%) Toshiba
15 3 (1.38%) Mitel
15 3 (1.38%) Google
15 3 (1.38%) CommVault
Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £17000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £19000 - £20000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + 6% pension, health, 23 hols
Posted: 6 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Crewe
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £20k - 24k per year + good benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Grow How UK (West) Ltd
Salary: £22,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Nantwich
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago