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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
North West / Cheshire
Rank 41 20 34
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +14
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 47 124 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.63% 9.57% 6.23%
As % of the System Software category 51.65% 64.25% 47.18%
Number of salaries quoted 43 113 92
Median salary £26,500 £26,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.92% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,750 £19,700 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -

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
91 193 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.97% 14.89% 13.20%
Number of salaries quoted 63 162 207
Median salary £32,000 £29,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% -31.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,300 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -4 18 £30,250 +37.50% 9
Chester -3 7 £28,500 +7.54% 5
Macclesfield +6 6 £25,750 +7.29%
Wilmslow -15 3 £30,000 +53.84%
Northwich +4 2 £25,500 +27.50% 1
Runcorn -8 2 £18,750 -50.00% 1
Congleton 0 1 £17,500 -
Crewe -10 1 £19,500 -29.09%
Widnes - 1 £25,500 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 115 (80.99%) Windows
2 81 (57.04%) Microsoft
3 73 (51.41%) Windows Server
4 69 (48.59%) VMware
5 46 (32.39%) MS Exchange
5 46 (32.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 45 (31.69%) Office 365
7 41 (28.87%) Hyper-V
8 37 (26.06%) MS Excel
9 36 (25.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (23.94%) ITIL
10 34 (23.94%) Windows 7
11 33 (23.24%) MS Office
12 31 (21.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 30 (21.13%) SQL
14 29 (20.42%) SQL Server
15 27 (19.01%) MCSE
15 27 (19.01%) Citrix
15 27 (19.01%) SLA
15 27 (19.01%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (16.90%) Cisco
16 24 (16.90%) VoIP
17 22 (15.49%) Windows 8
18 21 (14.79%) MCSA
19 19 (13.38%) vSphere
19 19 (13.38%) DNS
19 19 (13.38%) Firewall
20 18 (12.68%) Linux
21 17 (11.97%) MCITP
21 17 (11.97%) Data Centre

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 46 (32.39%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (7.75%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.52%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.82%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.41%) IIS
8 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (26.06%) MS Excel
2 33 (23.24%) MS Office
3 3 (2.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.52%) Line 50
1 5 (3.52%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 45 (31.69%) Office 365
2 14 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.52%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.70%) IaaS
5 1 (0.70%) PaaS
5 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.90%) VoIP
2 19 (13.38%) DNS
2 19 (13.38%) Firewall
3 16 (11.27%) SAN
4 12 (8.45%) DHCP
4 12 (8.45%) Skype
5 11 (7.75%) VLAN
6 8 (5.63%) VPN
7 6 (4.23%) MPLS
7 6 (4.23%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (4.23%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.52%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (3.52%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (3.52%) LAN
8 5 (3.52%) WAN
9 3 (2.11%) DMZ
9 3 (2.11%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.11%) NAS
10 2 (1.41%) Internet
10 2 (1.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.52%) Power BI
3 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.41%) MySQL
5 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) DocumentDB
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.70%) MSI
General
1 16 (11.27%) Finance
2 5 (3.52%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.82%) Back Office
3 4 (2.82%) Marketing
4 3 (2.11%) Retail
5 2 (1.41%) Advertising
5 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (17.61%) Support Engineer
2 24 (16.90%) Analyst
2 24 (16.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (14.08%) IT Support
4 19 (13.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (11.97%) 3rd Line Support
6 16 (11.27%) 1st Line Support
6 16 (11.27%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 16 (11.27%) Help Desk Support
7 15 (10.56%) IT Engineer
8 13 (9.15%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 12 (8.45%) Support Analyst
10 10 (7.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 10 (7.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 10 (7.04%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (6.34%) Service Desk Engineer
12 8 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (5.63%) IT Technician
12 8 (5.63%) Server Engineer
13 7 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.82%) Web Services
2 2 (1.41%) .NET
2 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.70%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.70%) CSS
3 1 (0.70%) CSS3
3 1 (0.70%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.70%) HTML
3 1 (0.70%) HTML5
3 1 (0.70%) Ionic Framework
3 1 (0.70%) Sass
3 1 (0.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.97%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.27%) iPad
3 6 (4.23%) iPhone
4 4 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.82%) EMC VNX
4 4 (2.82%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.41%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.41%) NHS
6 2 (1.41%) Replication
6 2 (1.41%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.70%) Clustering
7 1 (0.70%) CMDB
7 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.70%) User Experience
7 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 115 (80.99%) Windows
2 73 (51.41%) Windows Server
3 34 (23.94%) Windows 7
4 31 (21.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (19.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (15.49%) Windows 8
7 18 (12.68%) Linux
8 14 (9.86%) Android
8 14 (9.86%) Apple iOS
9 10 (7.04%) Windows 10
10 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.11%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.41%) VMS
13 1 (0.70%) CentOS
13 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.94%) ITIL
2 13 (9.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (8.45%) Process Improvement
4 11 (7.75%) Web Development
5 8 (5.63%) Asset Management
6 5 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (3.52%) CRM
6 5 (3.52%) Patch Management
6 5 (3.52%) Service Management
6 5 (3.52%) Time Management
7 4 (2.82%) Data Extraction
7 4 (2.82%) Direct Marketing
7 4 (2.82%) Information Management
7 4 (2.82%) Migration
7 4 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (2.82%) SOA
7 4 (2.82%) Workflow
8 3 (2.11%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.11%) High Availability
8 3 (2.11%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.13%) SQL
2 15 (10.56%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.11%) VBScript
4 2 (1.41%) C#
4 2 (1.41%) VB
5 1 (0.70%) C
5 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.70%) PHP
5 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (25.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (19.01%) MCSE
3 21 (14.79%) MCSA
4 17 (11.97%) MCITP
5 13 (9.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (4.23%) MCP
7 4 (2.82%) CCNA
7 4 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.11%) NCDA
9 2 (1.41%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.41%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.41%) Degree
9 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.41%) MCTS
10 1 (0.70%) CCA
10 1 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (19.01%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (32.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (28.87%) Hyper-V
3 19 (13.38%) vSphere
4 11 (7.75%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (6.34%) XenApp
6 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (4.93%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.82%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.41%) Firmware
9 2 (1.41%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.41%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.70%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (11.27%) SCCM
2 9 (6.34%) SCOM
3 7 (4.93%) vRealize
4 6 (4.23%) Backup Exec
5 5 (3.52%) PaperCut
6 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.11%) Puppet
8 1 (0.70%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.70%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 81 (57.04%) Microsoft
2 69 (48.59%) VMware
3 27 (19.01%) Citrix
4 24 (16.90%) Cisco
5 12 (8.45%) Sage
6 8 (5.63%) Palo Alto
7 7 (4.93%) HP
7 7 (4.93%) IBM
7 7 (4.93%) Sophos
8 5 (3.52%) Dell
8 5 (3.52%) EMC
8 5 (3.52%) NetApp
8 5 (3.52%) Oracle
8 5 (3.52%) Siemens
9 4 (2.82%) SonicWALL
10 3 (2.11%) Apple
10 3 (2.11%) arcserve
10 3 (2.11%) Juniper
10 3 (2.11%) Kaspersky
10 3 (2.11%) Symantec
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