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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 38 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 108 104 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.21% 5.36% 4.85%
As % of the System Software category 61.02% 51.23% 56.30%
Number of salaries quoted 90 73 53
Average salary £25,000 £29,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.25% +11.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £18,500 £20,650
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £48,900 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
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
177 203 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.18% 10.47% 8.61%
Number of salaries quoted 151 150 99
Average salary £31,000 £34,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,550 £19,850 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -12 28 £23,000 -22.03% 5
Chester -2 18 £28,250 -19.28% 3
Knutsford -2 6 £25,000 -52.38%
Macclesfield - 6 £25,000 - 2
Wilmslow +6 5 £19,500 -42.64%
Runcorn -8 5 £25,000 +4.16% 1
Crewe -3 3 - -
Daresbury -2 1 £40,000 +24.03%
Northwich - 1 £21,500 - 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 202 (88.60%) Windows
2 109 (47.81%) Microsoft
3 101 (44.30%) MS Exchange
4 96 (42.11%) VMware
5 95 (41.67%) ITIL
6 78 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (32.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 64 (28.07%) Windows 7
9 62 (27.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 59 (25.88%) DNS
11 54 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2010
12 50 (21.93%) MS Office
13 49 (21.49%) DHCP
13 49 (21.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 48 (21.05%) Citrix
15 44 (19.30%) TCP/IP
16 43 (18.86%) Cisco
16 43 (18.86%) MCSE
17 42 (18.42%) MS Excel
18 39 (17.11%) Windows XP
19 38 (16.67%) Office 365
20 36 (15.79%) VPN
21 35 (15.35%) SCCM
22 32 (14.04%) Windows 8
22 32 (14.04%) Hyper-V
23 31 (13.60%) Exchange Server 2007
23 31 (13.60%) Cisco Certification
24 30 (13.16%) MCITP
24 30 (13.16%) Firewall
25 29 (12.72%) SQL

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 101 (44.30%) MS Exchange
2 54 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (13.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 29 (12.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (7.46%) IIS
6 6 (2.63%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.19%) Lync
8 4 (1.75%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.75%) Oracle 9iAS
9 2 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (21.93%) MS Office
2 42 (18.42%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.32%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.32%) Primavera
2 3 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.44%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 38 (16.67%) Office 365
2 10 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.44%) SaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 59 (25.88%) DNS
2 49 (21.49%) DHCP
3 44 (19.30%) TCP/IP
4 36 (15.79%) VPN
5 30 (13.16%) Firewall
6 26 (11.40%) WAN
7 23 (10.09%) LAN
8 20 (8.77%) SAN
9 16 (7.02%) VLAN
10 13 (5.70%) Wireless
11 10 (4.39%) SSL
11 10 (4.39%) VoIP
12 8 (3.51%) ADSL
12 8 (3.51%) VDSL
12 8 (3.51%) Network Security
12 8 (3.51%) NAS
13 6 (2.63%) Broadband
14 4 (1.75%) Intranet
14 4 (1.75%) Internet
14 4 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.75%) MySQL
4 4 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.75%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
General
1 27 (11.84%) Finance
2 12 (5.26%) Retail
3 9 (3.95%) Financial Institution
4 8 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.32%) Marketing
7 2 (0.88%) Advertising
7 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (27.19%) Analyst
2 50 (21.93%) Support Engineer
3 46 (20.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 39 (17.11%) IT Support
5 31 (13.60%) Support Analyst
6 28 (12.28%) 1st Line Support
7 25 (10.96%) Service Analyst
7 25 (10.96%) Service Desk Analyst
7 25 (10.96%) IT Support Engineer
8 22 (9.65%) Team Leader
8 22 (9.65%) 3rd Line Support
9 20 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support
9 20 (8.77%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 13 (5.70%) Administrator
10 13 (5.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 10 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (4.39%) DBA
11 10 (4.39%) Support Team Leader
12 9 (3.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (3.95%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.51%) Web Services
2 5 (2.19%) HTML
2 5 (2.19%) .NET
3 3 (1.32%) XML
3 3 (1.32%) WebCenter
4 2 (0.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.26%) Thin Client
1 12 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 9 (3.95%) Clustering
2 9 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.07%) EPoS
4 5 (2.19%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.19%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.32%) Life Science
5 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.32%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.32%) User Experience
5 3 (1.32%) Replication
6 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.88%) Photography
7 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.44%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 202 (88.60%) Windows
2 78 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (28.07%) Windows 7
4 62 (27.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (17.11%) Windows XP
6 32 (14.04%) Windows 8
7 28 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (4.39%) Linux
9 8 (3.51%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (2.19%) Android
11 4 (1.75%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.32%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.32%) UNIX
12 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.88%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (41.67%) ITIL
2 16 (7.02%) Incident Management
3 15 (6.58%) Mentoring
4 13 (5.70%) Problem Management
4 13 (5.70%) Migration
4 13 (5.70%) Change Management
4 13 (5.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (4.82%) Service Management
5 11 (4.82%) Service Delivery
5 11 (4.82%) Line Management
6 9 (3.95%) Customer Engagement
6 9 (3.95%) Process Management
6 9 (3.95%) Risk Management
7 8 (3.51%) Business Continuity
7 8 (3.51%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (3.07%) Time Management
8 7 (3.07%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (3.07%) ITIL V3
8 7 (3.07%) Project Management
9 6 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.72%) SQL
2 28 (12.28%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.32%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.32%) Prolog
5 2 (0.88%) PHP
5 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.88%) R
6 1 (0.44%) VB
6 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 73 (32.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (18.86%) MCSE
3 31 (13.60%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (13.16%) MCITP
5 27 (11.84%) MCP
6 26 (11.40%) MCSA
6 26 (11.40%) Degree
7 24 (10.53%) MCTS
7 24 (10.53%) CCNA
8 14 (6.14%) MCDST
9 10 (4.39%) HND
10 8 (3.51%) JNCIA
10 8 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (3.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.32%) OCP
13 3 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (1.32%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.44%) CCNP
14 1 (0.44%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.09%) SLA
2 6 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (21.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (14.04%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.51%) XenApp
3 8 (3.51%) Terminal Server
4 6 (2.63%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.19%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.75%) vSphere
7 2 (0.88%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.44%) Xen
8 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (15.35%) SCCM
2 12 (5.26%) SCOM
3 6 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.44%) WSUS
4 1 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 109 (47.81%) Microsoft
2 96 (42.11%) VMware
3 48 (21.05%) Citrix
4 43 (18.86%) Cisco
5 17 (7.46%) AppSense
6 16 (7.02%) HP
7 14 (6.14%) Dell
8 11 (4.82%) IBM
8 11 (4.82%) Oracle
9 8 (3.51%) Juniper
9 8 (3.51%) Apple
10 7 (3.07%) NetApp
11 6 (2.63%) Symantec
12 5 (2.19%) LANDesk
13 3 (1.32%) Mitel
13 3 (1.32%) Google
13 3 (1.32%) CommVault
14 2 (0.88%) Sage
14 2 (0.88%) Avaya
14 2 (0.88%) WatchGuard
Northwich, Cheshire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £7 - £8 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago