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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 41 60 43
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 95 69 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.15% 3.69% 5.55%
As % of the System Software category 54.60% 55.65% 74.44%
Number of salaries quoted 75 52 93
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
System Software Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
174 124 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.44% 6.64% 7.46%
Number of salaries quoted 118 82 123
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,150 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington 0 39 £37,500 +29.31% 7
Runcorn 0 6 £24,000 -14.28%
Chester +11 5 £27,000 +3.84%
Northwich +4 5 £27,500 -29.48% 2
Wilmslow +3 5 £30,000 +1.69% 2
Nantwich -3 4 - - 1
Knutsford - 3 £50,000 - 3
Macclesfield -2 2 £28,750 +27.77% 1
Crewe -4 2 £20,750 - 1
Widnes - 1 £19,000 - 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 125 (82.78%) Windows
2 81 (53.64%) Microsoft
3 63 (41.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (38.41%) VMware
5 50 (33.11%) ITIL
6 48 (31.79%) MS Exchange
7 44 (29.14%) Finance
8 41 (27.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 39 (25.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (23.84%) MS Excel
11 35 (23.18%) Citrix
11 35 (23.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (21.19%) SQL Server
13 31 (20.53%) IIS
14 30 (19.87%) MS Office
14 30 (19.87%) DNS
15 29 (19.21%) SQL
15 29 (19.21%) MCSE
15 29 (19.21%) Windows 7
16 28 (18.54%) TCP/IP
17 27 (17.88%) Firewall
18 24 (15.89%) Cisco
18 24 (15.89%) WAN
18 24 (15.89%) Windows Server 2012
19 23 (15.23%) Windows XP
19 23 (15.23%) SLA
20 21 (13.91%) LAN
21 20 (13.25%) MCITP
22 19 (12.58%) Exchange Server 2007
23 18 (11.92%) Symantec

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 48 (31.79%) MS Exchange
2 31 (20.53%) IIS
3 19 (12.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (11.26%) SharePoint
5 15 (9.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (5.96%) Apache
8 8 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.99%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.99%) Site Server
10 2 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.32%) Lync
11 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 36 (23.84%) MS Excel
2 30 (19.87%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) MS Project
4 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.99%) Office 365
2 1 (0.66%) IaaS
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.66%) SaaS
2 1 (0.66%) PaaS
2 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (19.87%) DNS
2 28 (18.54%) TCP/IP
3 27 (17.88%) Firewall
4 24 (15.89%) WAN
5 21 (13.91%) LAN
6 17 (11.26%) VPN
7 12 (7.95%) DHCP
7 12 (7.95%) LDAP
8 11 (7.28%) SAN
9 8 (5.30%) VoIP
10 7 (4.64%) NAS
10 7 (4.64%) Network Security
11 6 (3.97%) SSL
11 6 (3.97%) HTTP
11 6 (3.97%) HTTPS
11 6 (3.97%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (3.97%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (3.31%) Internet
13 3 (1.99%) VLAN
13 3 (1.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.99%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.99%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.99%) MySQL
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Subversion
2 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.66%) JIRA
2 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.66%) MSI
2 1 (0.66%) InstallShield
General
1 44 (29.14%) Finance
2 14 (9.27%) Telecoms
2 14 (9.27%) Retail
3 7 (4.64%) Back Office
3 7 (4.64%) Games
4 6 (3.97%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.99%) Banking
6 1 (0.66%) French Language
6 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (26.49%) Analyst
2 23 (15.23%) Support Analyst
3 17 (11.26%) Support Engineer
3 17 (11.26%) Desktop Support
4 12 (7.95%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (7.95%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (7.95%) Administrator
5 11 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (7.28%) Service Analyst
5 11 (7.28%) IT Support
6 10 (6.62%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (5.30%) Consultant
7 8 (5.30%) Technical Support
7 8 (5.30%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 7 (4.64%) Technical Consultant
8 7 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.97%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.65%) Web Services
1 4 (2.65%) .NET
1 4 (2.65%) LAMP
2 3 (1.99%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.99%) J2EE
3 1 (0.66%) RESTful
3 1 (0.66%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.66%) SOAP
3 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.64%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.31%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.65%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (1.32%) FMCG
4 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.66%) CMDB
5 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.66%) PKI
5 1 (0.66%) Handset
5 1 (0.66%) Replication
5 1 (0.66%) EPoS
5 1 (0.66%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 125 (82.78%) Windows
2 63 (41.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (25.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (19.21%) Windows 7
5 24 (15.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (15.23%) Windows XP
7 17 (11.26%) Linux
8 15 (9.93%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.97%) Windows 2000
10 5 (3.31%) Android
11 4 (2.65%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.65%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.99%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.99%) Solaris
13 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (33.11%) ITIL
2 16 (10.60%) Root Cause Analysis
3 13 (8.61%) Project Management
4 12 (7.95%) Service Management
4 12 (7.95%) Change Management
5 11 (7.28%) Migration
6 8 (5.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (4.64%) ITSM
8 6 (3.97%) Test Scripting
8 6 (3.97%) SIEM
8 6 (3.97%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (3.97%) Cyber Security
9 5 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.65%) ERP
10 4 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.65%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (2.65%) Service Desk Management
11 3 (1.99%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (1.99%) Software Deployment
11 3 (1.99%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.21%) SQL
2 9 (5.96%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.97%) Python
4 4 (2.65%) C
4 4 (2.65%) C#
5 3 (1.99%) Perl
5 3 (1.99%) VBScript
6 2 (1.32%) C++
7 1 (0.66%) Java
7 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (27.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (19.21%) MCSE
3 20 (13.25%) MCITP
4 17 (11.26%) Security Cleared
5 15 (9.93%) MCP
6 14 (9.27%) SC Cleared
7 13 (8.61%) MCSA
8 10 (6.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (5.96%) Degree
10 8 (5.30%) CCNA
10 8 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (5.30%) MCTS
11 6 (3.97%) MCDST
12 3 (1.99%) RHCE
13 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.32%) ISEB
13 2 (1.32%) CCA
13 2 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.32%) PMP
13 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.23%) SLA
2 7 (4.64%) QA
System Software
1 35 (23.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (11.92%) Hyper-V
3 16 (10.60%) XenApp
4 8 (5.30%) ISA Server
4 8 (5.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (5.30%) XenDesktop
5 6 (3.97%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.97%) Snort
5 6 (3.97%) Squid
5 6 (3.97%) vSphere
6 4 (2.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.99%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.99%) UAG
7 3 (1.99%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.32%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.66%) KVM
9 1 (0.66%) XenServer
9 1 (0.66%) Xen
9 1 (0.66%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (6.62%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (5.96%) Backup Exec
3 8 (5.30%) SCCM
4 7 (4.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (3.97%) Nessus
6 4 (2.65%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.65%) Puppet
7 3 (1.99%) Cobbler
8 2 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.66%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.66%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.66%) SCOM
9 1 (0.66%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.66%) Nagios
9 1 (0.66%) MOM
Vendors
1 81 (53.64%) Microsoft
2 58 (38.41%) VMware
3 35 (23.18%) Citrix
4 24 (15.89%) Cisco
5 18 (11.92%) Symantec
6 15 (9.93%) HP
7 11 (7.28%) McAfee
8 9 (5.96%) Blue Coat
8 9 (5.96%) Websense
9 8 (5.30%) Fujitsu
9 8 (5.30%) Becrypt
10 7 (4.64%) CheckPoint
11 6 (3.97%) Juniper
11 6 (3.97%) IronPort
11 6 (3.97%) Qualys
11 6 (3.97%) Splunk
11 6 (3.97%) Lumension
11 6 (3.97%) LogRhythm
12 5 (3.31%) Dell
13 4 (2.65%) Avaya
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + 5% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 & Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Purple Monkey
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Offer Competive Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Nviron Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,999 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Nantwich
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Wilmslow
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Northwich
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Widnes
Premier Group
Salary: £15000 - £17500 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 28 days ago