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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 43 46 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 103 79 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.18% 4.74% 4.71%
As % of the System Software category 44.40% 62.20% 59.38%
Number of salaries quoted 87 58 84
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -5.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £19,300 £17,575
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £40,000
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
232 127 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.68% 7.63% 7.94%
Number of salaries quoted 190 90 135
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,700 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +2 35 £34,000 +4.61% 2
Chester +1 12 £28,750 -7.25% 1
Runcorn +10 11 £22,000 +6.02% 2
Knutsford -1 9 £46,000 +35.29% 1
Wilmslow -12 6 £34,000 +23.63% 3
Daresbury - 6 £18,500 -
Crewe -9 3 £26,500 -
Macclesfield +8 1 £14,500 -37.63% 1
Widnes +1 1 £35,000 +84.21%
Winsford - 1 £23,000 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £50,000 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 153 (76.88%) Windows
2 102 (51.26%) Microsoft
3 71 (35.68%) MS Exchange
4 69 (34.67%) TCP/IP
5 64 (32.16%) VMware
6 62 (31.16%) MS Excel
7 57 (28.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 53 (26.63%) SAN
9 51 (25.63%) ITIL
10 46 (23.12%) Citrix
11 44 (22.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 42 (21.11%) DNS
13 41 (20.60%) Windows Server 2003
14 40 (20.10%) LAN
15 38 (19.10%) WAN
15 38 (19.10%) VMware Infrastructure
16 37 (18.59%) SQL
17 34 (17.09%) Windows Server 2012
18 33 (16.58%) Windows 7
18 33 (16.58%) MS Office
19 31 (15.58%) Finance
20 29 (14.57%) Hyper-V
21 28 (14.07%) VPN
22 27 (13.57%) MCSA
23 26 (13.07%) Windows XP
23 26 (13.07%) Symantec
23 26 (13.07%) Exchange Server 2013
24 25 (12.56%) VoIP
24 25 (12.56%) Exchange Server 2007
25 24 (12.06%) IIS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 71 (35.68%) MS Exchange
2 26 (13.07%) Exchange Server 2013
3 25 (12.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (12.06%) IIS
5 20 (10.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (5.03%) Lync
7 7 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.51%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.51%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.01%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.01%) JBoss
10 2 (1.01%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (1.01%) Apache
Applications
1 62 (31.16%) MS Excel
2 33 (16.58%) MS Office
3 3 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.01%) Office 365
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (34.67%) TCP/IP
2 53 (26.63%) SAN
3 42 (21.11%) DNS
4 40 (20.10%) LAN
5 38 (19.10%) WAN
6 28 (14.07%) VPN
7 25 (12.56%) VoIP
8 22 (11.06%) DHCP
9 19 (9.55%) SMTP
9 19 (9.55%) NAS
10 15 (7.54%) Network Security
11 9 (4.52%) Firewall
12 5 (2.51%) Internet
13 4 (2.01%) iSCSI
13 4 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (1.01%) LDAP
14 2 (1.01%) Unified Communications
15 1 (0.50%) Wireless
15 1 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
15 1 (0.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.01%) MySQL
5 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.51%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (2.51%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (15.58%) Finance
2 13 (6.53%) Marketing
3 5 (2.51%) Back Office
4 4 (2.01%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.01%) Games
5 3 (1.51%) Legal
5 3 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.01%) Advertising
6 2 (1.01%) Retail
7 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (26.13%) Analyst
2 36 (18.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (13.07%) Support Analyst
4 23 (11.56%) 1st Line Support
5 22 (11.06%) Service Analyst
5 22 (11.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 18 (9.05%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (8.54%) IT Support
8 16 (8.04%) Systems Engineer
9 14 (7.04%) IT Support Analyst
10 13 (6.53%) Support Engineer
11 11 (5.53%) Messaging Engineer
12 10 (5.03%) Infrastructure Technician
12 10 (5.03%) Help Desk Support
13 9 (4.52%) Support Technician
13 9 (4.52%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 8 (4.02%) Help Desk Analyst
15 7 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
15 7 (3.52%) Development Engineer
15 7 (3.52%) Senior Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.54%) .NET
2 2 (1.01%) J2EE
2 2 (1.01%) Web Services
2 2 (1.01%) Middleware
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.50%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.55%) Clustering
2 15 (7.54%) Thin Client
2 15 (7.54%) Fat Client
2 15 (7.54%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.54%) User Experience
3 11 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.03%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.01%) Kindle
5 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.50%) Open Source
6 1 (0.50%) PKI
6 1 (0.50%) CCTV
6 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.50%) Life Science
6 1 (0.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 153 (76.88%) Windows
2 57 (28.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (20.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (17.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (16.58%) Windows 7
6 26 (13.07%) Windows XP
7 10 (5.03%) Linux
7 10 (5.03%) Windows 2000
8 9 (4.52%) UNIX
9 7 (3.52%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.51%) AIX
11 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.01%) Android
12 1 (0.50%) CentOS
12 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (25.63%) ITIL
2 22 (11.06%) Migration
3 19 (9.55%) Change Management
4 16 (8.04%) Service Management
4 16 (8.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (8.04%) Incident Management
4 16 (8.04%) Load Balancing
4 16 (8.04%) Test Scripting
5 11 (5.53%) Problem Management
6 10 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (4.52%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (4.02%) Test Automation
9 7 (3.52%) Service Desk Management
9 7 (3.52%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (3.02%) Project Management
11 5 (2.51%) Regression Testing
11 5 (2.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (2.51%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (2.01%) High Availability
12 4 (2.01%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 37 (18.59%) SQL
2 19 (9.55%) Perl
3 17 (8.54%) VB.NET
3 17 (8.54%) PowerShell
4 8 (4.02%) C
4 8 (4.02%) C#
5 7 (3.52%) C++
6 3 (1.51%) VBScript
6 3 (1.51%) VB
6 3 (1.51%) Python
7 2 (1.01%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.01%) Java
7 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.50%) Ruby
8 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 44 (22.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (13.57%) MCSA
3 19 (9.55%) MCITP
4 17 (8.54%) MCP
5 14 (7.04%) MCSE
5 14 (7.04%) MCTS
6 12 (6.03%) Degree
7 10 (5.03%) Security Cleared
8 9 (4.52%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (2.51%) ISEB
9 5 (2.51%) ISTQB
9 5 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.51%) CCNA
11 2 (1.01%) CCA
11 2 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.01%) MCDST
12 1 (0.50%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.56%) SLA
2 11 (5.53%) QA
3 6 (3.02%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (19.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (14.57%) Hyper-V
3 12 (6.03%) Terminal Services
4 10 (5.03%) XenApp
5 8 (4.02%) VMware ESX
5 8 (4.02%) XenDesktop
5 8 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (3.52%) vSphere
7 4 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.51%) Terminal Server
8 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.50%) Snort
9 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (9.55%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (4.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 6 (3.02%) SCVMM
4 5 (2.51%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (2.01%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.01%) SCCM
6 3 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.01%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (1.01%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.01%) SCOM
7 2 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.50%) Opsview
8 1 (0.50%) Nagios
8 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.50%) Nessus
8 1 (0.50%) WSUS
8 1 (0.50%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 102 (51.26%) Microsoft
2 64 (32.16%) VMware
3 46 (23.12%) Citrix
4 26 (13.07%) Symantec
5 17 (8.54%) Dell
6 14 (7.04%) HP
6 14 (7.04%) Apple
7 12 (6.03%) IronPort
7 12 (6.03%) Cisco
8 10 (5.03%) McAfee
9 8 (4.02%) Oracle
10 6 (3.02%) SAP
10 6 (3.02%) Sophos
11 5 (2.51%) NetApp
12 4 (2.01%) EMC
12 4 (2.01%) CommVault
13 3 (1.51%) NETGEAR
13 3 (1.51%) IBM
14 2 (1.01%) Trend Micro
15 1 (0.50%) Splunk
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £34000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary + bonus + company car
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago