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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 38 49
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +11
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 117 90 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.27% 5.25% 4.60%
As % of the System Software category 70.91% 49.18% 53.85%
Number of salaries quoted 84 72 65
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,150 £19,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
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
165 183 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.25% 10.68% 8.54%
Number of salaries quoted 127 129 114
Average salary £34,000 £33,852 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.43% -9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,946
% change year-on-year
- -3.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -5 27 £30,000 -11.76% 3
Runcorn +6 21 £24,000 - 4
Crewe - 20 £37,500 - 1
Chester +17 10 £26,041 -13.91% 2
Knutsford +1 10 £34,000 -32.00% 1
Macclesfield +17 6 £25,000 -6.54% 2
Nantwich +12 2 £38,750 - 1
Widnes +2 2 £20,750 +9.21%
Northwich +3 1 £37,500 +56.25%
Wilmslow 0 1 £26,000 -13.33% 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 201 (92.63%) Windows
2 105 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 104 (47.93%) VMware
4 89 (41.01%) MS Exchange
5 81 (37.33%) Microsoft
6 67 (30.88%) DNS
7 61 (28.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 60 (27.65%) ITIL
9 54 (24.88%) Exchange Server 2010
10 52 (23.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 49 (22.58%) DHCP
11 49 (22.58%) TCP/IP
12 46 (21.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 44 (20.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 42 (19.35%) Cisco
14 42 (19.35%) Windows 7
15 41 (18.89%) Citrix
16 37 (17.05%) Exchange Server 2007
17 36 (16.59%) Windows XP
17 36 (16.59%) Exchange Server 2013
18 35 (16.13%) SQL
18 35 (16.13%) MS Excel
19 34 (15.67%) PowerShell
20 32 (14.75%) Firewall
20 32 (14.75%) MCSE
21 31 (14.29%) MS Office
21 31 (14.29%) Finance
22 30 (13.82%) SAN
23 29 (13.36%) VPN
24 28 (12.90%) SQL Server

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (41.01%) MS Exchange
2 54 (24.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (17.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 36 (16.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (11.06%) IIS
6 7 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.84%) Lync
8 3 (1.38%) Oracle 9iAS
8 3 (1.38%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.38%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.92%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.92%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 35 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 31 (14.29%) MS Office
3 3 (1.38%) ProjectWise
3 3 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.38%) Primavera
3 1 (0.46%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.76%) Office 365
2 10 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 67 (30.88%) DNS
2 49 (22.58%) DHCP
2 49 (22.58%) TCP/IP
3 32 (14.75%) Firewall
4 30 (13.82%) SAN
5 29 (13.36%) VPN
6 26 (11.98%) WAN
7 25 (11.52%) LAN
8 19 (8.76%) VLAN
8 19 (8.76%) NAS
9 14 (6.45%) Wireless
10 11 (5.07%) SSL
10 11 (5.07%) VoIP
10 11 (5.07%) ADSL
10 11 (5.07%) VDSL
11 9 (4.15%) SMTP
12 6 (2.76%) Network Security
13 5 (2.30%) DMZ
13 5 (2.30%) Broadband
14 4 (1.84%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.30%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.84%) MySQL
4 4 (1.84%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.38%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
General
1 31 (14.29%) Finance
2 9 (4.15%) Retail
3 7 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.76%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.92%) French Language
6 2 (0.92%) Norwegian Language
6 2 (0.92%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.92%) Swedish Language
7 1 (0.46%) Publishing
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (22.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (18.43%) Support Engineer
3 32 (14.75%) 3rd Line Support
4 31 (14.29%) Analyst
5 28 (12.90%) IT Support
6 22 (10.14%) Team Leader
7 17 (7.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 16 (7.37%) 1st Line Support
9 15 (6.91%) Administrator
10 14 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (5.99%) IT Support Engineer
12 12 (5.53%) IT Manager
13 10 (4.61%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 10 (4.61%) Support Team Leader
13 10 (4.61%) Infrastructure Manager
13 10 (4.61%) Service Desk Analyst
13 10 (4.61%) Service Analyst
13 10 (4.61%) Support Analyst
13 10 (4.61%) Server Support
14 9 (4.15%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.83%) .NET
2 9 (4.15%) Web Services
3 3 (1.38%) WebCenter
3 3 (1.38%) HTML
3 3 (1.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.83%) Clustering
2 12 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.30%) Thin Client
3 5 (2.30%) Fat Client
4 4 (1.84%) EPoS
5 3 (1.38%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.38%) Life Science
5 3 (1.38%) Replication
6 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.46%) User Experience
7 1 (0.46%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.46%) Photography
7 1 (0.46%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 201 (92.63%) Windows
2 105 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (28.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (23.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (19.35%) Windows 7
6 36 (16.59%) Windows XP
7 26 (11.98%) Windows 8
8 15 (6.91%) Linux
9 6 (2.76%) CentOS
9 6 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.76%) Android
9 6 (2.76%) UNIX
9 6 (2.76%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.84%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (27.65%) ITIL
2 21 (9.68%) Migration
3 14 (6.45%) Service Delivery
3 14 (6.45%) Time Management
3 14 (6.45%) Mentoring
4 12 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (5.53%) Mobile Device Management
5 11 (5.07%) Change Management
5 11 (5.07%) Project Management
5 11 (5.07%) Incident Management
6 10 (4.61%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (3.69%) Problem Management
7 8 (3.69%) Load Balancing
8 7 (3.23%) Project Planning
9 6 (2.76%) Risk Management
9 6 (2.76%) Data Management
9 6 (2.76%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (2.76%) Customer Engagement
9 6 (2.76%) Line Management
9 6 (2.76%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.13%) SQL
2 34 (15.67%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.69%) VB.NET
3 8 (3.69%) Perl
4 3 (1.38%) Prolog
4 3 (1.38%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.38%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.92%) R
6 1 (0.46%) Java
Qualifications
1 46 (21.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (14.75%) MCSE
3 27 (12.44%) MCITP
3 27 (12.44%) Degree
3 27 (12.44%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (10.14%) CCNA
5 21 (9.68%) MCTS
6 20 (9.22%) MCSA
7 15 (6.91%) MCP
8 11 (5.07%) JNCIA
9 7 (3.23%) HND
10 4 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.38%) OCP
11 3 (1.38%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (1.38%) CCNP
12 1 (0.46%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 44 (20.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (12.90%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.61%) XenApp
4 7 (3.23%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.76%) VMware Server
6 5 (2.30%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.84%) XenServer
7 4 (1.84%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.92%) vSphere
9 1 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (4.61%) Backup Exec
2 8 (3.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (3.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (2.30%) SCCM
4 3 (1.38%) SCOM
4 3 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.92%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.46%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (47.93%) VMware
2 81 (37.33%) Microsoft
3 42 (19.35%) Cisco
4 41 (18.89%) Citrix
5 19 (8.76%) HP
6 17 (7.83%) Dell
6 17 (7.83%) NetApp
7 16 (7.37%) Juniper
7 16 (7.37%) Oracle
8 12 (5.53%) IBM
9 10 (4.61%) Symantec
9 10 (4.61%) Avaya
10 8 (3.69%) IronPort
11 6 (2.76%) BT
12 5 (2.30%) Business Objects
13 3 (1.38%) CommVault
13 3 (1.38%) Toshiba
13 3 (1.38%) EMC
13 3 (1.38%) Google
13 3 (1.38%) Mitel
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nantwich
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Excellent Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Ricoh
Salary: £40k plus benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Ashfield Healthcare Communications
Salary: Competative salary and benefits package
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Benefits / Bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago