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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 36 59 46
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -13
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 73 48 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.44% 3.33% 4.04%
As % of the System Software category 58.40% 42.11% 59.74%
Number of salaries quoted 39 30 29
Average salary £30,000 £36,895 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.68% +22.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £31,350 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £48,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -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
125 114 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.31% 7.91% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 66 80 50
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 4 March 2015.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 116 (78.91%) Windows
2 95 (64.63%) Microsoft
3 64 (43.54%) MS Exchange
4 56 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (36.05%) VMware
6 52 (35.37%) DNS
7 51 (34.69%) Windows 7
8 48 (32.65%) Finance
9 44 (29.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (24.49%) Windows XP
11 35 (23.81%) Cisco
12 33 (22.45%) Citrix
13 31 (21.09%) WAN
13 31 (21.09%) MS Excel
14 30 (20.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (20.41%) Banking
15 29 (19.73%) LAN
16 27 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
17 25 (17.01%) ITIL
17 25 (17.01%) MS Office
17 25 (17.01%) Exchange Server 2010
18 24 (16.33%) Lync
18 24 (16.33%) Clustering
18 24 (16.33%) DHCP
19 22 (14.97%) Service Delivery
19 22 (14.97%) PowerShell
20 21 (14.29%) Degree
20 21 (14.29%) MCSE
21 20 (13.61%) Client/Server
21 20 (13.61%) Wi-Fi

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 64 (43.54%) MS Exchange
2 25 (17.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (16.33%) Lync
4 17 (11.56%) SharePoint
5 12 (8.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (8.16%) IIS
6 9 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (3.40%) IBM Notes
9 4 (2.72%) Apache
9 4 (2.72%) WorkSite
10 2 (1.36%) nginx
10 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (21.09%) MS Excel
2 25 (17.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Office 365
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (35.37%) DNS
2 31 (21.09%) WAN
3 29 (19.73%) LAN
4 24 (16.33%) DHCP
5 20 (13.61%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (10.88%) SAN
6 16 (10.88%) Firewall
7 11 (7.48%) IP Telephony
7 11 (7.48%) LDAP
8 6 (4.08%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.08%) SSL
8 6 (4.08%) Cisco IPT
8 6 (4.08%) NAS
9 5 (3.40%) OpenLDAP
9 5 (3.40%) VPN
9 5 (3.40%) Ethernet
10 4 (2.72%) Wireless
11 2 (1.36%) MPLS
11 2 (1.36%) HTTP
11 2 (1.36%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.04%) ClearCase
1 3 (2.04%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.04%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.36%) MSI
General
1 48 (32.65%) Finance
2 30 (20.41%) Banking
3 18 (12.24%) Retail
4 15 (10.20%) Back Office
5 11 (7.48%) Law
6 4 (2.72%) Legal
7 2 (1.36%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (34.01%) Analyst
2 32 (21.77%) IT Support
3 29 (19.73%) Support Analyst
4 21 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
5 19 (12.93%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (12.93%) Support Engineer
6 15 (10.20%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 11 (7.48%) Desktop Technician
8 10 (6.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 10 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) Consultant
10 8 (5.44%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (5.44%) Administrator
10 8 (5.44%) Wintel Consultant
11 7 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
11 7 (4.76%) Desktop Support
12 6 (4.08%) Desktop Engineer
12 6 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
12 6 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
13 4 (2.72%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.76%) Web Services
2 5 (3.40%) XML
2 5 (3.40%) .NET
2 5 (3.40%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.72%) Application Packaging
4 3 (2.04%) Ajax
4 3 (2.04%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.04%) jQuery
4 3 (2.04%) XSD
4 3 (2.04%) CSS
4 3 (2.04%) JSP
4 3 (2.04%) HTML
5 1 (0.68%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.33%) Clustering
2 20 (13.61%) Client/Server
3 17 (11.56%) Blackberry
4 11 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.44%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.76%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.40%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.72%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.72%) Fat Client
9 3 (2.04%) Replication
9 3 (2.04%) PKI
9 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (2.04%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.36%) iPad
10 2 (1.36%) Kindle
11 1 (0.68%) Social Media
11 1 (0.68%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 116 (78.91%) Windows
2 56 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (34.69%) Windows 7
4 36 (24.49%) Windows XP
5 30 (20.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (11.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (9.52%) Linux
8 11 (7.48%) UNIX
9 7 (4.76%) Windows 2000
10 6 (4.08%) Windows Phone
11 5 (3.40%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (3.40%) Solaris
11 5 (3.40%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.72%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.72%) Windows 8
13 3 (2.04%) CentOS
14 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.01%) ITIL
2 22 (14.97%) Service Delivery
3 17 (11.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (10.88%) Mentoring
4 16 (10.88%) Coaching
5 8 (5.44%) Migration
6 6 (4.08%) Project Management
6 6 (4.08%) Data Migration
7 4 (2.72%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (2.72%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.04%) Analytics
8 3 (2.04%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (2.04%) Scrum
8 3 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.04%) Web Development
8 3 (2.04%) ITIL V3
8 3 (2.04%) Waterfall
8 3 (2.04%) Release Management
8 3 (2.04%) Performance Testing
8 3 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.97%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.44%) VBScript
3 5 (3.40%) PHP
3 5 (3.40%) SQL
4 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.04%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.04%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.04%) C#
4 3 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.04%) Perl
5 2 (1.36%) Python
6 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (14.29%) Degree
2 21 (14.29%) MCSE
3 8 (5.44%) MCITP
4 7 (4.76%) MCP
4 7 (4.76%) HND
5 6 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.72%) MCSA
6 4 (2.72%) CCNA
7 3 (2.04%) CCA
7 3 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.04%) CCNP
8 1 (0.68%) VCP4
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.93%) SLA
2 3 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (29.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (11.56%) Hyper-V
3 11 (7.48%) XenApp
4 8 (5.44%) XenDesktop
5 6 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (4.08%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (2.72%) MetaFrame
7 3 (2.04%) vSphere
8 2 (1.36%) NFS
8 2 (1.36%) Novell eDirectory
8 2 (1.36%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (10.88%) SCCM
2 12 (8.16%) SCOM
3 5 (3.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.36%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.36%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.36%) Puppet
4 2 (1.36%) WSUS
4 2 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.68%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.68%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 95 (64.63%) Microsoft
2 53 (36.05%) VMware
3 35 (23.81%) Cisco
4 33 (22.45%) Citrix
5 13 (8.84%) HP
6 10 (6.80%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.76%) Oracle
8 6 (4.08%) Sun
9 5 (3.40%) Lotus
9 5 (3.40%) Symantec
10 4 (2.72%) IBM
10 4 (2.72%) Veeam
11 3 (2.04%) Google
11 3 (2.04%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.36%) Apple
12 2 (1.36%) Juniper
12 2 (1.36%) CA
12 2 (1.36%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.36%) Draytek
12 2 (1.36%) F5
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