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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 33 55 91
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +36
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 103 60 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.72% 3.84% 2.72%
As % of the System Software category 42.21% 45.45% 45.97%
Number of salaries quoted 80 55 52
Average salary £32,000 £26,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,900 £19,500 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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
244 132 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.54% 8.44% 5.91%
Number of salaries quoted 210 98 92
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,000 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +19 23 £28,500 -5.00% 3
Chester +21 17 £30,000 -9.77% 1
Runcorn +2 12 £18,000 -41.46%
Knutsford - 9 £65,000 -
Northwich +1 3 £31,500 +34.04% 1
Macclesfield - 3 £29,500 - 1
Crewe +12 2 £31,750 +51.19%
Nantwich - 2 £45,000 -
Sandbach - 2 - -
Daresbury - 2 £34,250 -
Lymm - 1 £19,000 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 180 (88.24%) Windows
2 92 (45.10%) Microsoft
3 86 (42.16%) VMware
4 81 (39.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 66 (32.35%) MS Exchange
6 60 (29.41%) Citrix
7 59 (28.92%) TCP/IP
8 52 (25.49%) ITIL
8 52 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 51 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 48 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 46 (22.55%) DNS
12 42 (20.59%) Windows 7
13 41 (20.10%) SAN
14 39 (19.12%) WAN
15 38 (18.63%) LAN
16 37 (18.14%) Windows XP
17 35 (17.16%) Exchange Server 2007
18 33 (16.18%) Finance
19 32 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
19 32 (15.69%) PowerShell
20 30 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
20 30 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
21 29 (14.22%) SQL
22 28 (13.73%) Symantec
22 28 (13.73%) MS Office
23 27 (13.24%) IIS
24 26 (12.75%) .NET
25 25 (12.25%) Migration
26 23 (11.27%) SQL Server

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 66 (32.35%) MS Exchange
2 35 (17.16%) Exchange Server 2007
3 30 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (13.24%) IIS
5 21 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.43%) Lync
7 6 (2.94%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.47%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.47%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.98%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 51 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 28 (13.73%) MS Office
3 8 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.96%) Office 365
2 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.49%) IaaS
3 1 (0.49%) SaaS
3 1 (0.49%) PaaS
3 1 (0.49%) Terremark
Communications & Networking
1 59 (28.92%) TCP/IP
2 46 (22.55%) DNS
3 41 (20.10%) SAN
4 39 (19.12%) WAN
5 38 (18.63%) LAN
6 22 (10.78%) SMTP
6 22 (10.78%) DHCP
6 22 (10.78%) VPN
7 21 (10.29%) NAS
8 14 (6.86%) Firewall
9 13 (6.37%) VoIP
10 10 (4.90%) Network Security
11 6 (2.94%) VLAN
11 6 (2.94%) iSCSI
12 5 (2.45%) DMZ
13 4 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.47%) Intranet
14 3 (1.47%) Wireless
15 2 (0.98%) Internet
16 1 (0.49%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (1.96%) LoadRunner
1 4 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (16.18%) Finance
2 5 (2.45%) Back Office
3 3 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.47%) French Language
3 3 (1.47%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.47%) Retail
4 2 (0.98%) Advertising
4 2 (0.98%) Publishing
4 2 (0.98%) Games
4 2 (0.98%) Norwegian Language
4 2 (0.98%) Spanish Language
4 2 (0.98%) Swedish Language
5 1 (0.49%) Marketing
5 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (25.49%) Analyst
2 39 (19.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (14.22%) Support Analyst
4 25 (12.25%) IT Support
5 19 (9.31%) Support Engineer
5 19 (9.31%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (7.84%) 1st Line Support
7 13 (6.37%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (5.88%) Service Analyst
8 12 (5.88%) Support Technician
8 12 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
9 11 (5.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 9 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 9 (4.41%) Team Leader
10 9 (4.41%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 8 (3.92%) Administrator
11 8 (3.92%) Help Desk Analyst
11 8 (3.92%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.75%) .NET
2 7 (3.43%) Web Services
3 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.49%) HTML
3 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.29%) Clustering
2 12 (5.88%) Thin Client
2 12 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 10 (4.90%) User Experience
4 7 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.96%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.47%) EPoS
8 2 (0.98%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.49%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.49%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 180 (88.24%) Windows
2 81 (39.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (20.59%) Windows 7
5 37 (18.14%) Windows XP
6 30 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (9.31%) Linux
8 13 (6.37%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.43%) CentOS
9 7 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.47%) UNIX
10 3 (1.47%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.98%) Android
11 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (25.49%) ITIL
2 25 (12.25%) Migration
3 20 (9.80%) Load Balancing
4 14 (6.86%) Incident Management
5 13 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (4.90%) Project Management
8 9 (4.41%) Time Management
8 9 (4.41%) Test Scripting
9 8 (3.92%) Test Automation
10 7 (3.43%) Change Management
11 6 (2.94%) Service Delivery
11 6 (2.94%) Project Planning
12 5 (2.45%) PRINCE2
13 4 (1.96%) Data Management
13 4 (1.96%) Test Management
13 4 (1.96%) Problem Management
13 4 (1.96%) Regression Testing
13 4 (1.96%) Change Control
14 3 (1.47%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.69%) PowerShell
2 29 (14.22%) SQL
3 21 (10.29%) VB.NET
3 21 (10.29%) Perl
4 4 (1.96%) VBScript
4 4 (1.96%) VB
5 2 (0.98%) C#
5 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.49%) Python
6 1 (0.49%) Java
6 1 (0.49%) C
6 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (10.78%) MCSA
3 20 (9.80%) MCSE
4 17 (8.33%) Degree
4 17 (8.33%) MCP
5 16 (7.84%) MCITP
6 13 (6.37%) Security Cleared
7 12 (5.88%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.43%) MCDST
9 6 (2.94%) MCTS
9 6 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.45%) ISEB
11 4 (1.96%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.47%) HND
12 3 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.98%) MCT
13 2 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.37%) SLA
2 7 (3.43%) QA
System Software
1 48 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.84%) Hyper-V
3 9 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (4.41%) VMware ESX
4 8 (3.92%) XenApp
4 8 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.43%) vSphere
6 5 (2.45%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.45%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.47%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.98%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.49%) XenServer
9 1 (0.49%) KVM
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 23 (11.27%) Norton AntiVirus
2 17 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 7 (3.43%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.45%) SCCM
4 5 (2.45%) SCOM
5 4 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.47%) WSUS
6 3 (1.47%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.98%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.49%) Puppet
8 1 (0.49%) Opsview
8 1 (0.49%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.49%) Nagios
8 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 92 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 86 (42.16%) VMware
3 60 (29.41%) Citrix
4 28 (13.73%) Symantec
5 19 (9.31%) IronPort
6 16 (7.84%) Cisco
7 11 (5.39%) Oracle
8 10 (4.90%) NetApp
9 8 (3.92%) Dell
9 8 (3.92%) EMC
10 7 (3.43%) HP
11 5 (2.45%) CommVault
11 5 (2.45%) Avaya
11 5 (2.45%) Juniper
12 4 (1.96%) McAfee
12 4 (1.96%) Sophos
12 4 (1.96%) NETGEAR
13 3 (1.47%) Apple
14 2 (0.98%) AppSense
14 2 (0.98%) LANDesk
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Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
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Cheshire
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
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Cheshire
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Microsoft Certs + Package
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