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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 30 40 60
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +20
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 112 96 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.52% 5.38% 3.69%
As % of the System Software category 66.27% 51.06% 43.24%
Number of salaries quoted 88 75 49
Average salary £26,021 £27,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.62% +8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,850 £18,500 £17,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,150 £40,000 £42,400
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
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
169 188 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.84% 10.53% 8.53%
Number of salaries quoted 136 149 105
Average salary £32,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £22,075
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

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 28 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 28 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 -12 25 £23,000 -21.36% 6
Runcorn -1 16 £24,000 - 1
Chester -6 15 £26,041 -23.07% 4
Crewe - 12 £40,000 - 3
Macclesfield - 9 £25,000 -
Knutsford -5 4 £34,000 -35.23% 4
Wilmslow +5 3 £22,750 +19.73% 1
Nantwich +19 2 £33,750 -
Widnes - 2 £20,750 -
Northwich - 1 £21,500 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 194 (91.94%) Windows
2 97 (45.97%) Microsoft
2 97 (45.97%) VMware
3 89 (42.18%) MS Exchange
4 88 (41.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (33.65%) ITIL
6 67 (31.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 61 (28.91%) DNS
8 59 (27.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 56 (26.54%) Exchange Server 2010
10 54 (25.59%) Windows 7
10 54 (25.59%) Cisco
11 51 (24.17%) DHCP
12 47 (22.27%) VMware Infrastructure
13 46 (21.80%) TCP/IP
14 45 (21.33%) MS Office
15 41 (19.43%) Windows XP
16 39 (18.48%) MCSE
16 39 (18.48%) MS Excel
17 37 (17.54%) Citrix
18 36 (17.06%) Cisco Certification
18 36 (17.06%) Windows Server 2003
19 35 (16.59%) VPN
20 33 (15.64%) SQL
20 33 (15.64%) Exchange Server 2013
21 31 (14.69%) Hyper-V
21 31 (14.69%) PowerShell
22 30 (14.22%) Exchange Server 2007
22 30 (14.22%) Finance
22 30 (14.22%) Windows 8

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 89 (42.18%) MS Exchange
2 56 (26.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (15.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (14.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (7.58%) IIS
6 6 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.37%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.90%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (1.90%) Oracle 9iAS
9 3 (1.42%) Lync
10 2 (0.95%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (21.33%) MS Office
2 39 (18.48%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.42%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.42%) Primavera
2 3 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.47%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.32%) Office 365
2 10 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 61 (28.91%) DNS
2 51 (24.17%) DHCP
3 46 (21.80%) TCP/IP
4 35 (16.59%) VPN
5 29 (13.74%) Firewall
6 26 (12.32%) WAN
7 25 (11.85%) LAN
8 23 (10.90%) SAN
9 18 (8.53%) VLAN
10 17 (8.06%) Wireless
11 11 (5.21%) NAS
11 11 (5.21%) SSL
11 11 (5.21%) VoIP
11 11 (5.21%) ADSL
11 11 (5.21%) VDSL
12 9 (4.27%) Broadband
13 7 (3.32%) Network Security
14 5 (2.37%) Intranet
15 4 (1.90%) HTTP
15 4 (1.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (2.84%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.90%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (1.90%) MySQL
4 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
General
1 30 (14.22%) Finance
2 12 (5.69%) Retail
3 9 (4.27%) Financial Institution
4 8 (3.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.37%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.42%) Marketing
7 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (22.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 46 (21.80%) Support Engineer
3 43 (20.38%) Analyst
4 38 (18.01%) IT Support
5 29 (13.74%) 3rd Line Support
6 25 (11.85%) Team Leader
7 21 (9.95%) Support Analyst
7 21 (9.95%) IT Support Engineer
8 20 (9.48%) 1st Line Support
9 17 (8.06%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 17 (8.06%) Service Desk Analyst
9 17 (8.06%) Service Analyst
10 15 (7.11%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (6.64%) Administrator
12 13 (6.16%) Support Team Leader
13 12 (5.69%) IT Manager
13 12 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 10 (4.74%) Desktop Support
14 10 (4.74%) DBA
15 9 (4.27%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.32%) Web Services
2 6 (2.84%) .NET
3 5 (2.37%) HTML
4 3 (1.42%) WebCenter
4 3 (1.42%) XML
5 2 (0.95%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.74%) Fat Client
2 10 (4.74%) Thin Client
3 9 (4.27%) Clustering
4 7 (3.32%) EPoS
5 5 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.42%) Replication
6 3 (1.42%) Life Science
7 2 (0.95%) Photography
7 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.95%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.47%) User Experience
8 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 194 (91.94%) Windows
2 88 (41.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (31.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (25.59%) Windows 7
5 41 (19.43%) Windows XP
6 36 (17.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (14.22%) Windows 8
8 13 (6.16%) Linux
9 8 (3.79%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (3.32%) Android
11 5 (2.37%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.37%) UNIX
12 3 (1.42%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.42%) CentOS
12 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.95%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.95%) Solaris
13 2 (0.95%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (33.65%) ITIL
2 17 (8.06%) Mentoring
3 14 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (6.64%) Migration
3 14 (6.64%) Service Delivery
4 13 (6.16%) Incident Management
5 12 (5.69%) Time Management
5 12 (5.69%) Change Management
6 11 (5.21%) Mobile Device Management
6 11 (5.21%) Problem Management
7 10 (4.74%) Line Management
8 9 (4.27%) Customer Engagement
8 9 (4.27%) Process Management
8 9 (4.27%) Risk Management
9 8 (3.79%) Business Continuity
9 8 (3.79%) Service Management
10 7 (3.32%) ITIL V3
10 7 (3.32%) Server Building
10 7 (3.32%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (3.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.64%) SQL
2 31 (14.69%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.42%) Prolog
3 3 (1.42%) T-SQL
3 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.95%) PHP
4 2 (0.95%) R
4 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.47%) VB
5 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (27.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (18.48%) MCSE
3 36 (17.06%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (13.74%) MCITP
4 29 (13.74%) Degree
5 28 (13.27%) CCNA
6 26 (12.32%) MCTS
7 25 (11.85%) MCSA
8 21 (9.95%) MCP
9 11 (5.21%) JNCIA
10 10 (4.74%) HND
11 7 (3.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (2.84%) MCDST
13 3 (1.42%) OCP
13 3 (1.42%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.95%) CCNP
14 2 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
15 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.90%) SLA
2 4 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (22.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (14.69%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.79%) Terminal Server
3 8 (3.79%) XenApp
4 5 (2.37%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.37%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.90%) VMware Server
5 4 (1.90%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.90%) XenServer
6 2 (0.95%) vSphere
7 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (7.11%) SCCM
2 9 (4.27%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.32%) SCOM
4 1 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 97 (45.97%) Microsoft
1 97 (45.97%) VMware
2 54 (25.59%) Cisco
3 37 (17.54%) Citrix
4 19 (9.00%) HP
5 17 (8.06%) Dell
6 13 (6.16%) Oracle
7 12 (5.69%) IBM
7 12 (5.69%) NetApp
8 11 (5.21%) Juniper
9 6 (2.84%) BT
9 6 (2.84%) Apple
9 6 (2.84%) Symantec
10 5 (2.37%) Avaya
10 5 (2.37%) AppSense
11 4 (1.90%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.42%) Toshiba
12 3 (1.42%) CommVault
12 3 (1.42%) Mitel
12 3 (1.42%) Google
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Webrecruit
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Chester, Cheshire
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
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Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + holidays, mobile, pension.
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Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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ninesharp
Salary: Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
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Crewe, Cheshire
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Salary: £17,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
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Knutsford, Cheshire
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Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
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Knutsford
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Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum
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Warrington
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Crewe
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Knutsford
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Runcorn
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Crewe
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