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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 40 51 39
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 100 67 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.22% 4.22% 5.76%
As % of the System Software category 46.30% 57.76% 62.00%
Number of salaries quoted 70 46 111
Average salary £29,000 £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £18,000 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £42,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -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
216 116 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.27% 7.30% 9.29%
Number of salaries quoted 164 81 177
Average salary £34,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £59,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 0 41 £29,500 +22.91% 8
Chester +6 17 £27,000 -22.85%
Runcorn +6 13 £24,000 +4.34% 2
Knutsford -1 10 £52,500 +135.95% 1
Wilmslow -7 3 £34,000 +13.33% 3
Daresbury 0 1 £22,000 -12.00%
Nantwich -12 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 147 (77.37%) Windows
2 98 (51.58%) Microsoft
3 63 (33.16%) VMware
4 62 (32.63%) MS Exchange
4 62 (32.63%) TCP/IP
5 57 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 54 (28.42%) MS Excel
6 54 (28.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (23.68%) Citrix
8 44 (23.16%) ITIL
9 43 (22.63%) SQL
10 41 (21.58%) DNS
11 40 (21.05%) Finance
12 39 (20.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 39 (20.53%) SAN
13 38 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 36 (18.95%) Hyper-V
15 35 (18.42%) MS Office
16 34 (17.89%) Windows Server 2012
17 30 (15.79%) MCSE
17 30 (15.79%) MCSA
17 30 (15.79%) Windows XP
18 29 (15.26%) IIS
19 28 (14.74%) LAN
19 28 (14.74%) Windows 7
20 27 (14.21%) WAN
20 27 (14.21%) SQL Server
21 25 (13.16%) VPN
22 24 (12.63%) SLA
22 24 (12.63%) Symantec

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 62 (32.63%) MS Exchange
2 29 (15.26%) IIS
3 18 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (6.84%) SharePoint
6 11 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (3.68%) Lync
8 5 (2.63%) Apache
8 5 (2.63%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.58%) Site Server
9 3 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.05%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 54 (28.42%) MS Excel
2 35 (18.42%) MS Office
3 2 (1.05%) MS Project
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.58%) Office 365
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (32.63%) TCP/IP
2 41 (21.58%) DNS
3 39 (20.53%) SAN
4 28 (14.74%) LAN
5 27 (14.21%) WAN
6 25 (13.16%) VPN
7 22 (11.58%) DHCP
7 22 (11.58%) VoIP
8 19 (10.00%) Firewall
9 17 (8.95%) Network Security
10 10 (5.26%) NAS
11 9 (4.74%) SMTP
12 7 (3.68%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (3.68%) HTTPS
12 7 (3.68%) SSL
12 7 (3.68%) HTTP
13 5 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (2.63%) Internet
14 2 (1.05%) Unified Communications
14 2 (1.05%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (4.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.11%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (2.11%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.53%) JIRA
3 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (21.05%) Finance
2 13 (6.84%) Marketing
3 10 (5.26%) Retail
4 9 (4.74%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.21%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.68%) Games
6 7 (3.68%) Back Office
7 3 (1.58%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (22.11%) Analyst
2 27 (14.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (9.47%) Service Analyst
3 18 (9.47%) Support Analyst
3 18 (9.47%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (8.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (8.42%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (7.89%) Support Engineer
7 14 (7.37%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (6.84%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (6.32%) Administrator
10 11 (5.79%) Messaging Engineer
10 11 (5.79%) Technical Support
11 10 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technician
12 9 (4.74%) Automation Engineer
12 9 (4.74%) Development Engineer
12 9 (4.74%) Senior Development Engineer
13 8 (4.21%) IT Support
13 8 (4.21%) IT Support Analyst
14 7 (3.68%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.21%) .NET
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (1.05%) J2EE
2 2 (1.05%) Middleware
3 1 (0.53%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.32%) Clustering
3 11 (5.79%) Fat Client
3 11 (5.79%) Thin Client
4 10 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.58%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.58%) Kindle
6 2 (1.05%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.05%) EPoS
7 1 (0.53%) Replication
7 1 (0.53%) CMDB
7 1 (0.53%) CCTV
7 1 (0.53%) PKI
7 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.53%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.53%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 147 (77.37%) Windows
2 54 (28.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (17.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (15.79%) Windows XP
6 28 (14.74%) Windows 7
7 11 (5.79%) Windows 8
8 9 (4.74%) UNIX
9 8 (4.21%) Windows 2000
10 6 (3.16%) Linux
11 4 (2.11%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.11%) Android
12 3 (1.58%) AIX
13 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.16%) ITIL
2 24 (12.63%) Service Management
3 21 (11.05%) Change Management
4 20 (10.53%) Migration
5 18 (9.47%) Test Scripting
6 15 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
6 15 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (6.32%) Incident Management
8 11 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (5.79%) Problem Management
9 9 (4.74%) Service Desk Management
10 8 (4.21%) SIEM
11 7 (3.68%) Load Balancing
11 7 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (3.68%) Test Automation
11 7 (3.68%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (3.68%) Cyber Security
12 5 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (2.63%) Regression Testing
12 5 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 43 (22.63%) SQL
2 12 (6.32%) C#
3 9 (4.74%) C++
3 9 (4.74%) C
3 9 (4.74%) Perl
4 8 (4.21%) VB.NET
5 6 (3.16%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.05%) Python
6 2 (1.05%) Java
6 2 (1.05%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (15.79%) MCSE
2 30 (15.79%) MCSA
3 24 (12.63%) MCITP
4 19 (10.00%) MCP
5 14 (7.37%) MCTS
6 13 (6.84%) Degree
7 11 (5.79%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.79%) Security Cleared
8 8 (4.21%) CCNA
8 8 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (3.16%) ISEB
10 4 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (2.11%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.58%) MCDST
11 3 (1.58%) CCA
11 3 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.05%) HND
12 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.63%) SLA
2 14 (7.37%) QA
3 6 (3.16%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (20.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (18.95%) Hyper-V
3 19 (10.00%) XenApp
4 15 (7.89%) XenDesktop
5 11 (5.79%) Terminal Services
6 7 (3.68%) Snort
6 7 (3.68%) VMware ESX
6 7 (3.68%) vSphere
7 6 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.58%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.05%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.05%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.53%) Xen
10 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (7.37%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (4.21%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (3.68%) Nessus
3 7 (3.68%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (3.16%) SCVMM
5 4 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.05%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.53%) SCCM
7 1 (0.53%) SCOM
7 1 (0.53%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.53%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 98 (51.58%) Microsoft
2 63 (33.16%) VMware
3 45 (23.68%) Citrix
4 24 (12.63%) Symantec
5 21 (11.05%) McAfee
6 14 (7.37%) Dell
7 13 (6.84%) HP
7 13 (6.84%) Apple
8 12 (6.32%) Cisco
9 8 (4.21%) IronPort
10 7 (3.68%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.68%) Qualys
10 7 (3.68%) Fujitsu
10 7 (3.68%) Juniper
10 7 (3.68%) Websense
10 7 (3.68%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.68%) Splunk
10 7 (3.68%) Lumension
10 7 (3.68%) Becrypt
10 7 (3.68%) LogRhythm
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