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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 24 36
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 12 17 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 4.78% 7.46% 6.11%
As % of the System Software category 54.55% 89.47% 77.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 13
Average salary £31,000 £31,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +29.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £26,050 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £36,200 £41,300
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -5.79%
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
22 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 8.76% 8.33% 7.86%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 16
Average salary £33,750 £37,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £26,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%

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 22 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 26 (96.30%) Windows
2 21 (77.78%) SAN
3 14 (51.85%) Apple
3 14 (51.85%) Citrix
3 14 (51.85%) VoIP
4 13 (48.15%) Marketing
4 13 (48.15%) User Experience
5 10 (37.04%) Terminal Services
6 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 8 (29.63%) HP
7 8 (29.63%) DNS
7 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (25.93%) VMware
8 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (22.22%) Migration
9 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (22.22%) DHCP
9 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
9 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 6 (22.22%) MS Office
10 5 (18.52%) IIS
10 5 (18.52%) ITIL
10 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
10 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (18.52%) PCI DSS
10 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
11 4 (14.81%) VPN
11 4 (14.81%) Dell
11 4 (14.81%) Finance

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (18.52%) IIS
2 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (11.11%) Site Server
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.41%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) SAN
2 14 (51.85%) VoIP
3 8 (29.63%) DNS
4 6 (22.22%) DHCP
5 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
6 4 (14.81%) VPN
7 3 (11.11%) Firewall
7 3 (11.11%) Internet
7 3 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (11.11%) WAN
7 3 (11.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (48.15%) Marketing
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Infrastructure Technician
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) IT Support
3 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Support
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Server Support
4 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Release Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Change Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) User Experience
2 3 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.70%) CMDB
3 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (96.30%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 2000
4 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) UNIX
5 2 (7.41%) AIX
6 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.11%) High Availability
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management
6 1 (3.70%) Change Management
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.70%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.11%) CCNA
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.11%) MCTS
2 3 (11.11%) MCITP
3 2 (7.41%) PMP
3 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Terminal Services
2 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Server
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SCVMM
2 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.70%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Apple
1 14 (51.85%) Citrix
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (29.63%) HP
4 7 (25.93%) VMware
5 4 (14.81%) Dell
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco
7 2 (7.41%) SAP
7 2 (7.41%) Symantec
8 1 (3.70%) IBM
8 1 (3.70%) ProCurve