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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 48 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 93 78 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.77% 4.91% 5.31%
As % of the System Software category 42.27% 62.90% 59.68%
Number of salaries quoted 68 54 102
Average salary £30,000 £26,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.14% -17.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £20,925 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £48,600 £46,500 £50,900
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -5.79%
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
220 124 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.28% 7.81% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 165 91 160
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 £21,850 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -8 33 £32,500 +1.56% 5
Runcorn +11 15 £23,750 +3.26% 1
Chester -11 12 £31,000 -
Knutsford +2 10 £52,500 +88.34% 1
Wilmslow -7 6 £34,000 +23.63% 4
Crewe -6 3 £26,500 -19.08% 1
Daresbury -1 2 £32,250 +29.00%
Nantwich -13 1 - -
Winsford - 1 £23,000 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (75.65%) Windows
2 103 (53.37%) Microsoft
3 68 (35.23%) VMware
4 62 (32.12%) TCP/IP
4 62 (32.12%) MS Exchange
5 58 (30.05%) MS Excel
6 52 (26.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (25.39%) Citrix
7 49 (25.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 46 (23.83%) SQL
9 42 (21.76%) SAN
10 41 (21.24%) ITIL
10 41 (21.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 40 (20.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 38 (19.69%) DNS
12 38 (19.69%) Hyper-V
13 36 (18.65%) MS Office
14 34 (17.62%) Finance
14 34 (17.62%) Windows 7
15 33 (17.10%) Windows Server 2012
16 31 (16.06%) LAN
17 29 (15.03%) WAN
17 29 (15.03%) Windows XP
18 28 (14.51%) SQL Server
19 27 (13.99%) IIS
20 26 (13.47%) SLA
21 25 (12.95%) MCSA
22 24 (12.44%) VPN
23 22 (11.40%) MCSE
23 22 (11.40%) Service Management

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (32.12%) MS Exchange
2 27 (13.99%) IIS
3 18 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (4.66%) SharePoint
7 8 (4.15%) Lync
8 5 (2.59%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.55%) Site Server
10 2 (1.04%) Apache
10 2 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.04%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.04%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 58 (30.05%) MS Excel
2 36 (18.65%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) MS Project
4 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.07%) Office 365
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (32.12%) TCP/IP
2 42 (21.76%) SAN
3 38 (19.69%) DNS
4 31 (16.06%) LAN
5 29 (15.03%) WAN
6 24 (12.44%) VPN
7 21 (10.88%) VoIP
8 20 (10.36%) DHCP
8 20 (10.36%) Firewall
9 15 (7.77%) Network Security
10 10 (5.18%) NAS
11 9 (4.66%) SMTP
12 8 (4.15%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (2.59%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (2.59%) HTTPS
13 5 (2.59%) SSL
13 5 (2.59%) Internet
13 5 (2.59%) HTTP
14 2 (1.04%) iSCSI
14 2 (1.04%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.51%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.59%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (2.59%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (17.62%) Finance
2 13 (6.74%) Marketing
3 7 (3.63%) Retail
3 7 (3.63%) Back Office
3 7 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.11%) Games
5 5 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.55%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (24.35%) Analyst
2 28 (14.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (10.88%) Support Analyst
4 20 (10.36%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (10.36%) Service Analyst
4 20 (10.36%) Service Desk Analyst
5 17 (8.81%) 1st Line Support
6 14 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (7.25%) Systems Engineer
7 13 (6.74%) Support Engineer
8 12 (6.22%) IT Support Analyst
8 12 (6.22%) IT Support
9 11 (5.70%) Messaging Engineer
10 10 (5.18%) Technical Support
10 10 (5.18%) Infrastructure Technician
11 9 (4.66%) Development Engineer
11 9 (4.66%) Senior Development Engineer
11 9 (4.66%) Automation Engineer
11 9 (4.66%) Support Technician
12 8 (4.15%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.15%) .NET
2 2 (1.04%) J2EE
2 2 (1.04%) Middleware
2 2 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.52%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.52%) Web Services
3 1 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.84%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.74%) User Experience
3 12 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.22%) Clustering
4 11 (5.70%) Thin Client
4 11 (5.70%) Fat Client
5 10 (5.18%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.55%) Kindle
6 3 (1.55%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.04%) EPoS
7 2 (1.04%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.52%) Open Source
8 1 (0.52%) Replication
8 1 (0.52%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.52%) PKI
8 1 (0.52%) CCTV
8 1 (0.52%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 146 (75.65%) Windows
2 52 (26.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (20.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (17.62%) Windows 7
5 33 (17.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (15.03%) Windows XP
7 10 (5.18%) UNIX
7 10 (5.18%) Linux
8 9 (4.66%) Windows 2000
9 8 (4.15%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.07%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.07%) Android
11 3 (1.55%) AIX
12 2 (1.04%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.52%) VMS
13 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.52%) CentOS
13 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.24%) ITIL
2 22 (11.40%) Service Management
3 20 (10.36%) Change Management
4 19 (9.84%) Migration
4 19 (9.84%) Test Scripting
5 17 (8.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (7.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (6.74%) Incident Management
8 12 (6.22%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (5.70%) Problem Management
10 9 (4.66%) Service Desk Management
11 8 (4.15%) Test Automation
12 7 (3.63%) Load Balancing
12 7 (3.63%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (3.11%) Regression Testing
13 6 (3.11%) SIEM
14 5 (2.59%) Vulnerability Management
14 5 (2.59%) Cyber Security
14 5 (2.59%) Performance Tuning
14 5 (2.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.83%) SQL
2 12 (6.22%) C#
3 10 (5.18%) Perl
4 9 (4.66%) C
4 9 (4.66%) C++
5 8 (4.15%) VB.NET
6 7 (3.63%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.55%) Python
8 2 (1.04%) Java
8 2 (1.04%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.52%) VBScript
9 1 (0.52%) VB
9 1 (0.52%) Ruby
9 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 49 (25.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (12.95%) MCSA
3 22 (11.40%) MCSE
4 21 (10.88%) MCITP
5 16 (8.29%) MCP
6 15 (7.77%) MCTS
7 14 (7.25%) Degree
8 11 (5.70%) SC Cleared
8 11 (5.70%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.63%) ISEB
10 6 (3.11%) CCNA
10 6 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (2.59%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.55%) CCA
12 3 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.04%) HND
13 2 (1.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.47%) SLA
2 14 (7.25%) QA
3 6 (3.11%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (21.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (19.69%) Hyper-V
3 19 (9.84%) XenApp
4 15 (7.77%) XenDesktop
5 13 (6.74%) Terminal Services
6 8 (4.15%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.63%) vSphere
8 6 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (2.59%) Snort
10 4 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.55%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.04%) Terminal Server
12 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.52%) Xen
13 1 (0.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (5.70%) McAfee ePO
2 10 (5.18%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (3.11%) SCVMM
4 5 (2.59%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.59%) Nessus
4 5 (2.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.55%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.04%) SCCM
6 2 (1.04%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.52%) Nagios
7 1 (0.52%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.52%) SCOM
7 1 (0.52%) Opsview
7 1 (0.52%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 103 (53.37%) Microsoft
2 68 (35.23%) VMware
3 49 (25.39%) Citrix
4 20 (10.36%) Symantec
5 18 (9.33%) McAfee
6 14 (7.25%) HP
6 14 (7.25%) Dell
6 14 (7.25%) Apple
7 12 (6.22%) Cisco
8 7 (3.63%) Oracle
9 6 (3.11%) SAP
9 6 (3.11%) IronPort
10 5 (2.59%) Qualys
10 5 (2.59%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.59%) Sophos
10 5 (2.59%) Websense
10 5 (2.59%) Juniper
10 5 (2.59%) NetApp
10 5 (2.59%) Blue Coat
10 5 (2.59%) Fujitsu
Crewe, Cheshire
Atos
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Salary: flexible benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + training
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago