The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 40 57 42
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 94 65 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.32% 3.74% 5.69%
As % of the System Software category 47.72% 50.39% 59.28%
Number of salaries quoted 74 50 122
Average salary £25,000 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £18,050 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £46,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £33,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
System Software Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
197 129 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.16% 7.43% 9.60%
Number of salaries quoted 157 90 205
Average salary £33,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Active Directory
North West

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +12 45 £29,250 +24.46% 4
Chester +13 17 £33,676 -4.12% 2
Runcorn +9 10 £24,000 -4.00% 2
Knutsford +6 5 £52,500 +138.63% 1
Daresbury 0 1 £22,000 -12.00%
Wilmslow -10 1 £19,000 -13.63%
Nantwich -14 1 - - 2
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 146 (78.49%) Windows
2 100 (53.76%) Microsoft
3 68 (36.56%) VMware
4 61 (32.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (32.26%) MS Exchange
6 57 (30.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (29.03%) MS Excel
8 51 (27.42%) ITIL
9 48 (25.81%) TCP/IP
10 45 (24.19%) VMware Infrastructure
11 42 (22.58%) Citrix
11 42 (22.58%) SQL
12 41 (22.04%) Finance
13 40 (21.51%) DNS
14 37 (19.89%) MS Office
14 37 (19.89%) MCSE
15 35 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
16 34 (18.28%) Windows Server 2012
17 32 (17.20%) SAN
17 32 (17.20%) MCSA
18 31 (16.67%) Hyper-V
19 29 (15.59%) IIS
20 27 (14.52%) SQL Server
20 27 (14.52%) LAN
20 27 (14.52%) WAN
21 26 (13.98%) VPN
22 25 (13.44%) Firewall
22 25 (13.44%) MCITP
23 24 (12.90%) Service Management
23 24 (12.90%) SLA

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 60 (32.26%) MS Exchange
2 29 (15.59%) IIS
3 22 (11.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (7.53%) SharePoint
6 14 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (4.30%) Lync
8 5 (2.69%) Apache
8 5 (2.69%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.61%) Site Server
9 3 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.08%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 54 (29.03%) MS Excel
2 37 (19.89%) MS Office
3 2 (1.08%) MS Project
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.61%) Office 365
2 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (25.81%) TCP/IP
2 40 (21.51%) DNS
3 32 (17.20%) SAN
4 27 (14.52%) LAN
4 27 (14.52%) WAN
5 26 (13.98%) VPN
6 25 (13.44%) Firewall
7 22 (11.83%) VoIP
8 21 (11.29%) DHCP
9 16 (8.60%) Network Security
10 10 (5.38%) NAS
11 7 (3.76%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (3.76%) HTTP
11 7 (3.76%) HTTPS
11 7 (3.76%) SSL
11 7 (3.76%) SMTP
11 7 (3.76%) LDAP
12 5 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (2.15%) Internet
14 3 (1.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Subversion
2 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.54%) JIRA
3 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (22.04%) Finance
2 12 (6.45%) Retail
2 12 (6.45%) Marketing
3 11 (5.91%) Games
4 10 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.84%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.76%) Back Office
7 3 (1.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.54%) Law
8 1 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 43 (23.12%) Analyst
2 29 (15.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (11.83%) Support Analyst
4 17 (9.14%) Systems Engineer
4 17 (9.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (8.60%) Support Engineer
5 16 (8.60%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (8.06%) Service Analyst
6 15 (8.06%) Service Desk Analyst
7 14 (7.53%) 1st Line Support
8 11 (5.91%) Technical Support
8 11 (5.91%) Desktop Support
9 10 (5.38%) Administrator
9 10 (5.38%) Infrastructure Technician
10 9 (4.84%) Automation Engineer
10 9 (4.84%) Development Engineer
10 9 (4.84%) Senior Development Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) IT Support
11 8 (4.30%) Consultant
11 8 (4.30%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.15%) .NET
2 2 (1.08%) J2EE
2 2 (1.08%) Middleware
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.54%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.14%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.91%) Fat Client
2 11 (5.91%) Thin Client
3 10 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.15%) Clustering
5 3 (1.61%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.61%) Kindle
6 2 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.08%) EPoS
7 1 (0.54%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.54%) PKI
7 1 (0.54%) CCTV
7 1 (0.54%) CMDB
7 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.54%) Open Source
7 1 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 146 (78.49%) Windows
2 57 (30.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (18.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (12.37%) Windows XP
6 19 (10.22%) Windows 7
7 11 (5.91%) Linux
8 9 (4.84%) UNIX
9 8 (4.30%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.69%) Android
10 5 (2.69%) Mac OS X
10 5 (2.69%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.15%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.61%) AIX
13 1 (0.54%) VMS
13 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.42%) ITIL
2 24 (12.90%) Service Management
3 20 (10.75%) Root Cause Analysis
4 18 (9.68%) Change Management
5 14 (7.53%) Test Scripting
6 11 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (5.91%) Migration
6 11 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (4.84%) Project Management
7 9 (4.84%) Incident Management
7 9 (4.84%) Service Desk Management
8 8 (4.30%) SIEM
9 7 (3.76%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (3.76%) Cyber Security
10 5 (2.69%) Configuration Management
11 4 (2.15%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (2.15%) Asset Management
11 4 (2.15%) Load Balancing
11 4 (2.15%) Problem Management
11 4 (2.15%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 42 (22.58%) SQL
2 11 (5.91%) C
2 11 (5.91%) C#
3 9 (4.84%) C++
3 9 (4.84%) Perl
3 9 (4.84%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.69%) Python
5 4 (2.15%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.08%) Java
6 2 (1.08%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (32.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (19.89%) MCSE
3 32 (17.20%) MCSA
4 25 (13.44%) MCITP
5 19 (10.22%) MCP
6 17 (9.14%) Degree
7 10 (5.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (5.38%) MCTS
8 9 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (4.84%) CCNA
8 9 (4.84%) SC Cleared
8 9 (4.84%) Security Cleared
9 5 (2.69%) MCDST
10 4 (2.15%) CCA
10 4 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.08%) HND
11 2 (1.08%) ISEB
11 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.08%) PMP
11 2 (1.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.90%) SLA
2 14 (7.53%) QA
3 6 (3.23%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 45 (24.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 18 (9.68%) XenApp
4 14 (7.53%) XenDesktop
5 9 (4.84%) vSphere
5 9 (4.84%) Terminal Services
6 7 (3.76%) Snort
7 6 (3.23%) VMware ESX
7 6 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.15%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.61%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.08%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.54%) Xen
11 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (7.53%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (4.30%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.76%) Nessus
3 7 (3.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (2.69%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.54%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.54%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.54%) SCCM
6 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 100 (53.76%) Microsoft
2 68 (36.56%) VMware
3 42 (22.58%) Citrix
4 21 (11.29%) Symantec
5 19 (10.22%) McAfee
5 19 (10.22%) Cisco
6 12 (6.45%) Apple
7 9 (4.84%) HP
7 9 (4.84%) Dell
8 8 (4.30%) IronPort
9 7 (3.76%) Qualys
9 7 (3.76%) Splunk
9 7 (3.76%) Lumension
9 7 (3.76%) Becrypt
9 7 (3.76%) LogRhythm
9 7 (3.76%) Websense
9 7 (3.76%) Blue Coat
9 7 (3.76%) Fujitsu
9 7 (3.76%) Juniper
9 7 (3.76%) CheckPoint
Nantwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + £2.1K On Call
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum + Use of pool car
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Steria
Posted: Yesterday
Winsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Free Gym, PS4 Room, Pool Tables
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Nantwich
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + £2.1K On Call
Posted: 9 days ago
Frodsham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago