The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 40 62 55
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 68 30 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.64% 2.47% 3.00%
As % of the System Software category 46.90% 48.39% 61.02%
Number of salaries quoted 41 19 27
Average salary £29,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £37,100 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
Active Directory
Scotland

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

System Software Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
145 62 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.88% 5.10% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 89 36 43
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £37,500 £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 Edinburgh

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 83 (83.84%) Windows
2 60 (60.61%) Microsoft
3 54 (54.55%) Finance
4 50 (50.51%) MS Excel
5 45 (45.45%) VMware
6 44 (44.44%) MS Exchange
7 40 (40.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (37.37%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (37.37%) DNS
9 32 (32.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (26.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (25.25%) Citrix
11 25 (25.25%) MCSE
12 22 (22.22%) Asset Management
13 20 (20.20%) Cisco
14 17 (17.17%) ITIL
15 16 (16.16%) IBM Notes
15 16 (16.16%) Lotus
15 16 (16.16%) Banking
16 15 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
16 15 (15.15%) MS Office
16 15 (15.15%) SQL Server
17 14 (14.14%) LAN
17 14 (14.14%) Blackberry
17 14 (14.14%) Service Delivery
17 14 (14.14%) Firewall
18 13 (13.13%) WAN
18 13 (13.13%) MCITP
19 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
19 12 (12.12%) Linux

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 44 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 16 (16.16%) IBM Notes
3 15 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (11.11%) Lync
4 11 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (10.10%) IIS
6 9 (9.09%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.04%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.01%) WorkSite
9 1 (1.01%) Apache
9 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (50.51%) MS Excel
2 15 (15.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.01%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) Office 365
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.03%) IaaS
4 2 (2.02%) Taleo
4 2 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (37.37%) DNS
2 14 (14.14%) Firewall
2 14 (14.14%) LAN
3 13 (13.13%) WAN
4 11 (11.11%) DHCP
4 11 (11.11%) VPN
5 9 (9.09%) SAN
5 9 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.05%) VoIP
6 5 (5.05%) Internet
6 5 (5.05%) SMTP
6 5 (5.05%) IP Telephony
6 5 (5.05%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (4.04%) IMAP
7 4 (4.04%) Wireless
7 4 (4.04%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (4.04%) xDSL
7 4 (4.04%) Junos
7 4 (4.04%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.01%) MS Access
4 1 (1.01%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.01%) MySQL
General
1 54 (54.55%) Finance
2 16 (16.16%) Banking
3 6 (6.06%) Back Office
4 5 (5.05%) Games
5 3 (3.03%) Law
6 2 (2.02%) Legal
6 2 (2.02%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.01%) Electronics
7 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.01%) Advertising
7 1 (1.01%) Retail
7 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (30.30%) Analyst
2 13 (13.13%) Systems Administrator
2 13 (13.13%) Server Support
2 13 (13.13%) Administrator
3 12 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (12.12%) IT Support
3 12 (12.12%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 10 (10.10%) Support Engineer
5 9 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 8 (8.08%) Service Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) Technical Support
7 7 (7.07%) Consultant
7 7 (7.07%) Technical Support Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Wintel Specialist
7 7 (7.07%) Wintel Consultant
7 7 (7.07%) Citrix Specialist
8 6 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.05%) COM
2 2 (2.02%) .NET
3 1 (1.01%) HTML
3 1 (1.01%) CSS
3 1 (1.01%) SVG
3 1 (1.01%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.14%) Blackberry
2 12 (12.12%) Clustering
3 4 (4.04%) iPad
4 3 (3.03%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.03%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.01%) DTV
6 1 (1.01%) Open Source
6 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 83 (83.84%) Windows
2 40 (40.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (26.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (12.12%) Linux
5 11 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 11 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.06%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.04%) Ubuntu
7 4 (4.04%) UNIX
8 3 (3.03%) Windows Phone
8 3 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.01%) CentOS
9 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.22%) Asset Management
2 17 (17.17%) ITIL
3 14 (14.14%) Service Delivery
4 10 (10.10%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.04%) E-Commerce
5 4 (4.04%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.04%) Change Control
5 4 (4.04%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.02%) Wealth Management
6 2 (2.02%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (2.02%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.02%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.02%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.02%) Time Management
6 2 (2.02%) ERP
6 2 (2.02%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (2.02%) Migration
7 1 (1.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.01%) Scrum
7 1 (1.01%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.07%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.06%) SQL
3 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.01%) Python
4 1 (1.01%) C#
4 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.01%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (32.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (25.25%) MCSE
3 13 (13.13%) MCITP
4 7 (7.07%) CCA
4 7 (7.07%) Citrix Certification
4 7 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.06%) MCSA
5 6 (6.06%) CCNA
5 6 (6.06%) Degree
6 5 (5.05%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (4.04%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) SLA
2 4 (4.04%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
System Software
1 37 (37.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.06%) vSphere
4 5 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.04%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.03%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (3.03%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (1.01%) XenApp
7 1 (1.01%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (4.04%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (3.03%) SCCM
3 2 (2.02%) Windows Intune
3 2 (2.02%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.02%) WSUS
4 1 (1.01%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.01%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 45 (45.45%) VMware
3 25 (25.25%) Citrix
4 20 (20.20%) Cisco
5 16 (16.16%) Lotus
6 5 (5.05%) Juniper
6 5 (5.05%) Oracle
7 4 (4.04%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.04%) HP
8 3 (3.03%) Sage
8 3 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.02%) SAP
10 1 (1.01%) IBM
10 1 (1.01%) Avaya
10 1 (1.01%) Compuware
10 1 (1.01%) Reuters
10 1 (1.01%) Bloomberg
10 1 (1.01%) Perforce
10 1 (1.01%) Informatica
10 1 (1.01%) NetApp
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