The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 29 32
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 16 13 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 6.02% 5.31% 8.72%
As % of the System Software category 57.14% 65.00% 80.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 13
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +45.83%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
Active Directory
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

System Software Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
28 20 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 10.53% 8.16% 10.77%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 17
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +48.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,500 £26,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Chester region.

Active Directory Salary Trend in Chester

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 25 (96.15%) Windows
2 20 (76.92%) SAN
3 13 (50.00%) Apple
3 13 (50.00%) Citrix
3 13 (50.00%) VoIP
3 13 (50.00%) Marketing
4 9 (34.62%) Terminal Services
4 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
5 8 (30.77%) HP
5 8 (30.77%) DNS
5 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (26.92%) VMware
6 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (23.08%) Migration
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (23.08%) DHCP
7 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
7 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 6 (23.08%) MS Office
8 5 (19.23%) IIS
8 5 (19.23%) ITIL
8 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
8 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
8 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
9 4 (15.38%) VPN
9 4 (15.38%) Dell
9 4 (15.38%) Finance
9 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (19.23%) IIS
3 3 (11.54%) Site Server
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Office
2 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (76.92%) SAN
2 13 (50.00%) VoIP
3 8 (30.77%) DNS
4 6 (23.08%) DHCP
5 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
6 4 (15.38%) VPN
7 3 (11.54%) WAN
7 3 (11.54%) Internet
7 3 (11.54%) Firewall
7 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (11.54%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (50.00%) Marketing
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Infrastructure Technician
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (11.54%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) IT Support
4 2 (7.69%) Wintel Support
4 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Server Support
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Change and Release Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Release Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Change Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) CMDB
2 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (96.15%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 2000
4 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.69%) AIX
5 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Migration
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) High Availability
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) Service Management
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.85%) Release Management
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.54%) CCNA
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.54%) MCTS
2 3 (11.54%) MCITP
3 2 (7.69%) PMP
3 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Terminal Services
2 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.54%) VMware ESX
3 3 (11.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Server
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCVMM
2 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.85%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Citrix
1 13 (50.00%) Apple
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) HP
4 7 (26.92%) VMware
5 4 (15.38%) Dell
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco
7 2 (7.69%) Symantec
7 2 (7.69%) SAP
8 1 (3.85%) ProCurve
8 1 (3.85%) IBM