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 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 39 62 62
Rank change year-on-year
+23 0
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 71 33 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.76% 2.72% 2.86%
As % of the System Software category 46.41% 51.56% 60.71%
Number of salaries quoted 42 20 26
Average salary £29,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.70% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £18,400 £24,875
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £37,050 £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
153 64 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.25% 5.27% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 95 36 41
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,225
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £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 2 September 2014.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 85 (83.33%) Windows
2 64 (62.75%) Microsoft
3 54 (52.94%) Finance
4 51 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 48 (47.06%) VMware
6 47 (46.08%) MS Exchange
7 42 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 37 (36.27%) DNS
10 34 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (25.49%) Citrix
12 25 (24.51%) MCSE
13 23 (22.55%) Cisco
14 22 (21.57%) Asset Management
15 19 (18.63%) ITIL
16 17 (16.67%) MS Office
16 17 (16.67%) SQL Server
16 17 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
17 16 (15.69%) Banking
17 16 (15.69%) IBM Notes
17 16 (15.69%) Lotus
17 16 (15.69%) Blackberry
17 16 (15.69%) Service Delivery
18 15 (14.71%) Firewall
18 15 (14.71%) LAN
19 14 (13.73%) WAN
20 13 (12.75%) MCITP
20 13 (12.75%) Hyper-V
20 13 (12.75%) Lync

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 47 (46.08%) MS Exchange
2 17 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (15.69%) IBM Notes
4 13 (12.75%) Lync
5 12 (11.76%) IIS
6 11 (10.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (8.82%) SharePoint
8 4 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.98%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.98%) Apache
10 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 51 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.98%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) Office 365
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.94%) IaaS
4 2 (1.96%) Taleo
4 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (36.27%) DNS
2 15 (14.71%) Firewall
2 15 (14.71%) LAN
3 14 (13.73%) WAN
4 11 (10.78%) DHCP
4 11 (10.78%) VPN
4 11 (10.78%) SAN
5 9 (8.82%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.86%) IP Telephony
6 7 (6.86%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (4.90%) VoIP
7 5 (4.90%) Internet
7 5 (4.90%) SMTP
8 4 (3.92%) MPLS
8 4 (3.92%) POP3
8 4 (3.92%) IMAP
8 4 (3.92%) Wireless
8 4 (3.92%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (3.92%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.98%) MS Access
4 1 (0.98%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.98%) MySQL
General
1 54 (52.94%) Finance
2 16 (15.69%) Banking
3 6 (5.88%) Back Office
4 5 (4.90%) Law
4 5 (4.90%) Games
5 2 (1.96%) Legal
5 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.98%) Electronics
6 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.98%) Advertising
6 1 (0.98%) Retail
6 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (31.37%) Analyst
2 13 (12.75%) Server Support
2 13 (12.75%) IT Support
3 12 (11.76%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 12 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (11.76%) Administrator
4 11 (10.78%) Support Analyst
5 10 (9.80%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Service Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Technical Support
7 7 (6.86%) Consultant
7 7 (6.86%) Technical Support Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) IT Support Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Wintel Specialist
7 7 (6.86%) Wintel Consultant
7 7 (6.86%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.90%) COM
2 2 (1.96%) .NET
3 1 (0.98%) HTML
3 1 (0.98%) CSS
3 1 (0.98%) SVG
3 1 (0.98%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Blackberry
2 12 (11.76%) Clustering
3 4 (3.92%) iPad
4 3 (2.94%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.94%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) DTV
6 1 (0.98%) Open Source
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 85 (83.33%) Windows
2 42 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (11.76%) Linux
4 12 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 11 (10.78%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.90%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.90%) Windows Phone
7 4 (3.92%) UNIX
7 4 (3.92%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.98%) CentOS
9 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.57%) Asset Management
2 19 (18.63%) ITIL
3 16 (15.69%) Service Delivery
4 10 (9.80%) Line Management
5 9 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.92%) E-Commerce
6 4 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (3.92%) Change Control
6 4 (3.92%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.96%) Network Architecture
7 2 (1.96%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (1.96%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (1.96%) Time Management
7 2 (1.96%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (1.96%) ERP
7 2 (1.96%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (1.96%) Wealth Management
7 2 (1.96%) Migration
8 1 (0.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (0.98%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.82%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.88%) SQL
3 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.98%) Python
4 1 (0.98%) C#
4 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.98%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (24.51%) MCSE
3 13 (12.75%) MCITP
4 8 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (6.86%) Degree
5 7 (6.86%) MCSA
5 7 (6.86%) CCNA
5 7 (6.86%) CCA
5 7 (6.86%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.92%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) SLA
2 4 (3.92%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (12.75%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (5.88%) vSphere
5 4 (3.92%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (3.92%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.94%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.98%) XenApp
7 1 (0.98%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) SCCM
1 4 (3.92%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (1.96%) Windows Intune
2 2 (1.96%) SCOM
2 2 (1.96%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.96%) WSUS
3 1 (0.98%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 64 (62.75%) Microsoft
2 48 (47.06%) VMware
3 26 (25.49%) Citrix
4 23 (22.55%) Cisco
5 16 (15.69%) Lotus
6 5 (4.90%) Juniper
6 5 (4.90%) Oracle
7 4 (3.92%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.92%) HP
8 3 (2.94%) Sage
8 3 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.96%) SAP
10 1 (0.98%) IBM
10 1 (0.98%) Avaya
10 1 (0.98%) Compuware
10 1 (0.98%) Reuters
10 1 (0.98%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.98%) Perforce
10 1 (0.98%) Informatica
10 1 (0.98%) NetApp
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