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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 34 48 102
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +54
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 103 73 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.51% 4.67% 1.96%
As % of the System Software category 42.21% 52.14% 35.78%
Number of salaries quoted 79 67 33
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £19,900 £19,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £38,100
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
244 140 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.05% 8.96% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 203 104 66
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £19,550
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +4 25 £28,750 -4.16% 6
Chester +17 16 £37,500 +12.78% 2
Runcorn -2 13 £18,000 -25.00% 1
Knutsford - 10 £65,000 - 2
Crewe +12 4 £37,500 +78.57% 3
Northwich +6 4 £37,500 +33.92%
Nantwich +5 3 £40,000 -
Macclesfield -15 3 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Sandbach - 2 - - 1
Wilmslow -8 1 £22,000 +10.00% 3
Lymm - 1 £19,000 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 186 (90.73%) Windows
2 94 (45.85%) VMware
3 93 (45.37%) Microsoft
4 86 (41.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (32.68%) MS Exchange
6 64 (31.22%) Citrix
7 58 (28.29%) TCP/IP
8 53 (25.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (25.37%) ITIL
9 52 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 51 (24.88%) MS Excel
10 51 (24.88%) DNS
11 42 (20.49%) WAN
12 41 (20.00%) LAN
13 40 (19.51%) SAN
14 39 (19.02%) Windows 7
15 36 (17.56%) Microsoft Certification
15 36 (17.56%) Exchange Server 2007
16 33 (16.10%) Windows XP
16 33 (16.10%) PowerShell
17 32 (15.61%) Windows Server 2012
17 32 (15.61%) Exchange Server 2013
17 32 (15.61%) MS Office
18 29 (14.15%) SQL
18 29 (14.15%) DHCP
18 29 (14.15%) Cisco
18 29 (14.15%) Finance
19 28 (13.66%) Exchange Server 2010
20 27 (13.17%) VPN
20 27 (13.17%) IIS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 67 (32.68%) MS Exchange
2 36 (17.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 32 (15.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (13.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (13.17%) IIS
6 7 (3.41%) Lync
7 6 (2.93%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.46%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (1.46%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.98%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.49%) CMS
11 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 51 (24.88%) MS Excel
2 32 (15.61%) MS Office
3 7 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.44%) Office 365
2 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.49%) SaaS
3 1 (0.49%) PaaS
3 1 (0.49%) IaaS
3 1 (0.49%) Terremark
3 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (28.29%) TCP/IP
2 51 (24.88%) DNS
3 42 (20.49%) WAN
4 41 (20.00%) LAN
5 40 (19.51%) SAN
6 29 (14.15%) DHCP
7 27 (13.17%) VPN
8 20 (9.76%) NAS
9 19 (9.27%) SMTP
10 18 (8.78%) Firewall
11 14 (6.83%) VoIP
12 10 (4.88%) Network Security
13 7 (3.41%) VLAN
14 6 (2.93%) iSCSI
14 6 (2.93%) Wireless
15 5 (2.44%) DMZ
16 4 (1.95%) Intranet
16 4 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
17 3 (1.46%) Broadband
18 2 (0.98%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.49%) LoadRunner
General
1 29 (14.15%) Finance
2 4 (1.95%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.46%) Back Office
3 3 (1.46%) Retail
3 3 (1.46%) French Language
4 2 (0.98%) Norwegian Language
4 2 (0.98%) Spanish Language
4 2 (0.98%) Swedish Language
4 2 (0.98%) Advertising
4 2 (0.98%) Publishing
4 2 (0.98%) Games
5 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (23.41%) Analyst
2 45 (21.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (13.17%) Support Analyst
3 27 (13.17%) IT Support
4 23 (11.22%) Support Engineer
5 21 (10.24%) 3rd Line Support
6 17 (8.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (7.32%) 1st Line Support
8 11 (5.37%) Service Analyst
8 11 (5.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 11 (5.37%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (5.37%) Team Leader
8 11 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
9 10 (4.88%) Support Technician
10 9 (4.39%) Consultant
10 9 (4.39%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 8 (3.90%) Infrastructure Manager
11 8 (3.90%) Help Desk Analyst
11 8 (3.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.22%) .NET
2 7 (3.41%) Web Services
3 1 (0.49%) XML
3 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.78%) Clustering
2 12 (5.85%) Thin Client
2 12 (5.85%) Fat Client
3 9 (4.39%) User Experience
4 8 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.93%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.95%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.46%) EPoS
8 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.98%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.49%) Life Science
9 1 (0.49%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 186 (90.73%) Windows
2 86 (41.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (25.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (19.02%) Windows 7
5 33 (16.10%) Windows XP
6 32 (15.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (9.76%) Linux
8 13 (6.34%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.90%) CentOS
9 8 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.44%) UNIX
11 3 (1.46%) Android
11 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (25.37%) ITIL
2 22 (10.73%) Migration
3 18 (8.78%) Load Balancing
4 13 (6.34%) Project Management
5 12 (5.85%) Time Management
5 12 (5.85%) Incident Management
6 11 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (3.90%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.41%) Project Planning
9 6 (2.93%) Test Scripting
9 6 (2.93%) Change Management
10 5 (2.44%) PRINCE2
10 5 (2.44%) Test Automation
11 4 (1.95%) Change Control
11 4 (1.95%) Mentoring
11 4 (1.95%) Data Management
11 4 (1.95%) Test Management
12 3 (1.46%) Problem Management
12 3 (1.46%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.10%) PowerShell
2 29 (14.15%) SQL
3 19 (9.27%) Perl
4 18 (8.78%) VB.NET
5 4 (1.95%) VBScript
5 4 (1.95%) VB
6 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.49%) Python
7 1 (0.49%) Ruby
7 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.49%) C
7 1 (0.49%) C#
7 1 (0.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 36 (17.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (12.20%) MCSA
3 23 (11.22%) MCSE
4 19 (9.27%) MCITP
4 19 (9.27%) Degree
5 15 (7.32%) MCP
6 10 (4.88%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.39%) SC Cleared
8 8 (3.90%) MCTS
9 7 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (3.41%) MCDST
10 6 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (2.93%) CCNA
11 3 (1.46%) HND
11 3 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.98%) VCP4
12 2 (0.98%) MCT
12 2 (0.98%) CCNP
12 2 (0.98%) ISEB
12 2 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.34%) SLA
2 7 (3.41%) QA
System Software
1 52 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (8.29%) Hyper-V
3 11 (5.37%) XenApp
4 9 (4.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (3.90%) VMware ESX
5 8 (3.90%) XenDesktop
5 8 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.93%) vSphere
7 5 (2.44%) Terminal Server
8 4 (1.95%) XenServer
8 4 (1.95%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.98%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.49%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (9.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 17 (8.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 8 (3.90%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.44%) SCCM
4 5 (2.44%) SCOM
5 3 (1.46%) WSUS
5 3 (1.46%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (1.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.98%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.49%) Opsview
7 1 (0.49%) Nagios
7 1 (0.49%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 94 (45.85%) VMware
2 93 (45.37%) Microsoft
3 64 (31.22%) Citrix
4 29 (14.15%) Cisco
5 24 (11.71%) Symantec
6 19 (9.27%) IronPort
7 12 (5.85%) NetApp
8 9 (4.39%) Oracle
9 8 (3.90%) EMC
9 8 (3.90%) Avaya
10 7 (3.41%) HP
10 7 (3.41%) Dell
11 6 (2.93%) Juniper
12 4 (1.95%) CommVault
12 4 (1.95%) NETGEAR
12 4 (1.95%) BT
13 3 (1.46%) Toshiba
13 3 (1.46%) Sophos
14 2 (0.98%) Websense
14 2 (0.98%) AppSense
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Altrincham, Stockport,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £27,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
QA Limited
Salary: £192.00 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum + Use of pool car
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Altrincham, Stockport,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £27,000
Posted: 10 days ago
Crewe
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 15 days ago
Crewe
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 per annum + CAR
Posted: 16 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lavastorm Analytics
Posted: 18 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Health Intelligence Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago