The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 24 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 91 103 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 7.25% 7.98% 9.26%
As % of the System Software category 62.33% 42.92% 56.40%
Number of salaries quoted 50 87 90
Average salary £36,000 £31,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.12% -7.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,000 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Active Directory
East of England

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

System Software Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
146 240 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 11.62% 18.59% 16.41%
Number of salaries quoted 90 211 152
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in Essex

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Essex region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Essex

Active Directory
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Essex region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood 0 23 £50,000 +150.00% 1
Colchester -14 7 £40,000 +29.03% 2
Southend-on-Sea -3 5 £45,000 +80.00%
Loughton - 3 £30,500 -
Harlow -5 2 £30,000 -29.41%
Basildon -16 2 £45,000 +45.16%
Epping - 2 £38,750 -
Saffron Walden +4 1 £37,000 -38.33%
Chelmsford -12 1 £21,500 -25.86% 2
Hockley - 1 £35,000 -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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.

1 178 (75.74%) Windows
2 153 (65.11%) Microsoft
3 143 (60.85%) VMware
4 109 (46.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 106 (45.11%) DNS
6 101 (42.98%) Citrix
7 100 (42.55%) ITIL
8 91 (38.72%) DHCP
9 83 (35.32%) MS Exchange
10 81 (34.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 78 (33.19%) Finance
12 69 (29.36%) Firewall
13 66 (28.09%) SQL
14 65 (27.66%) MS Excel
14 65 (27.66%) SAN
15 63 (26.81%) Windows Server 2003
16 62 (26.38%) SQL Server
17 54 (22.98%) Change Management
18 47 (20.00%) MS Office
18 47 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
19 45 (19.15%) LDAP
20 44 (18.72%) SLA
21 41 (17.45%) Cisco
21 41 (17.45%) Microsoft Certification
21 41 (17.45%) Windows Server 2012
22 39 (16.60%) Disaster Recovery
23 37 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2007
23 37 (15.74%) Office 365
24 35 (14.89%) SolarWinds
25 34 (14.47%) Project Management

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 83 (35.32%) MS Exchange
2 47 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 30 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (7.66%) SharePoint
6 13 (5.53%) IIS
7 11 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (3.40%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 8 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2000
8 8 (3.40%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (2.98%) Lync
10 4 (1.70%) JBoss
Applications
1 65 (27.66%) MS Excel
2 47 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) AWD
2 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 37 (15.74%) Office 365
2 9 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 106 (45.11%) DNS
2 91 (38.72%) DHCP
3 69 (29.36%) Firewall
4 65 (27.66%) SAN
5 45 (19.15%) LDAP
6 21 (8.94%) VPN
7 18 (7.66%) WAN
8 17 (7.23%) TCP/IP
9 12 (5.11%) VoIP
10 7 (2.98%) LAN
10 7 (2.98%) SNMP
11 6 (2.55%) VLAN
11 6 (2.55%) NAS
12 4 (1.70%) Internet
13 2 (0.85%) SCCP
13 2 (0.85%) WLAN
13 2 (0.85%) SMTP
14 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
14 1 (0.43%) FTP
14 1 (0.43%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (26.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.40%) MySQL
2 8 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (2.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.43%) Subversion
2 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 78 (33.19%) Finance
2 11 (4.68%) Banking
3 6 (2.55%) Retail
3 6 (2.55%) Back Office
4 5 (2.13%) Games
4 5 (2.13%) Automotive
4 5 (2.13%) Legal
5 3 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (18.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (11.06%) Analyst
3 19 (8.09%) Support Analyst
3 19 (8.09%) Support Engineer
3 19 (8.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 16 (6.81%) Systems Engineer
5 14 (5.96%) Network Engineer
5 14 (5.96%) Head of IT
6 11 (4.68%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 11 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (3.83%) Applications Support
7 9 (3.83%) Server Support
7 9 (3.83%) Desktop Support
8 8 (3.40%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (2.98%) Support Technician
9 7 (2.98%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (2.55%) VMware Engineer
10 6 (2.55%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (2.55%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.98%) .NET
2 6 (2.55%) ASP.NET
2 6 (2.55%) Web Services
2 6 (2.55%) XML
3 5 (2.13%) SOAP
3 5 (2.13%) WCF
3 5 (2.13%) jQuery
4 2 (0.85%) HTML
4 2 (0.85%) CSS
5 1 (0.43%) XSL
5 1 (0.43%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.43%) VXML
5 1 (0.43%) WinForms
5 1 (0.43%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.43%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (0.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.77%) CMDB
2 26 (11.06%) Clustering
3 22 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (8.94%) Blackberry
5 16 (6.81%) Management Information System
5 16 (6.81%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.40%) BYOD
6 8 (3.40%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.13%) Replication
8 4 (1.70%) iSeries
8 4 (1.70%) AS400
9 2 (0.85%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.85%) Human Factors
9 2 (0.85%) iPhone
9 2 (0.85%) iPad
10 1 (0.43%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.43%) Wiki
10 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.43%) Life Science
10 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 178 (75.74%) Windows
2 81 (34.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (26.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (17.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (12.77%) Linux
6 28 (11.91%) Windows 7
7 27 (11.49%) Windows 8
8 20 (8.51%) Windows XP
9 16 (6.81%) Windows 2000
10 6 (2.55%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.13%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.70%) Debian
13 3 (1.28%) Solaris
14 2 (0.85%) SUSE
14 2 (0.85%) UNIX
14 2 (0.85%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.85%) CentOS
15 1 (0.43%) Android
15 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (42.55%) ITIL
2 54 (22.98%) Change Management
3 39 (16.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 34 (14.47%) Project Management
5 33 (14.04%) Security Patching
6 16 (6.81%) Time Management
7 15 (6.38%) CRM
8 14 (5.96%) Service Delivery
8 14 (5.96%) Business Analysis
8 14 (5.96%) Strategic Management
8 14 (5.96%) SDLC
8 14 (5.96%) Waterfall
9 12 (5.11%) Load Balancing
10 10 (4.26%) PRINCE2
10 10 (4.26%) Data Centre Operations
11 9 (3.83%) High Availability
12 8 (3.40%) Problem Management
12 8 (3.40%) Automated Testing
13 7 (2.98%) Software Engineering
14 6 (2.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (28.09%) SQL
2 16 (6.81%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.11%) VBScript
4 6 (2.55%) C
4 6 (2.55%) C#
5 5 (2.13%) Java
5 5 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.70%) Perl
6 4 (1.70%) C++
6 4 (1.70%) Python
6 4 (1.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.43%) VB6
8 1 (0.43%) XPath
8 1 (0.43%) Tcl
8 1 (0.43%) VB
8 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (17.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (13.19%) MCSE
3 23 (9.79%) Degree
4 15 (6.38%) MCSA
5 9 (3.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.70%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.70%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.70%) MCP
10 3 (1.28%) MCDST
11 2 (0.85%) MCITP
11 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.85%) PMP
11 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.85%) CISA
11 2 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.85%) CISSP
11 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (18.72%) SLA
2 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.85%) JSP 440
2 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 109 (46.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (11.06%) XenApp
3 24 (10.21%) Hyper-V
3 24 (10.21%) VMware ESX
4 15 (6.38%) XenServer
5 13 (5.53%) vSphere
6 10 (4.26%) XenDesktop
7 9 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.13%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.85%) Xen
9 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 30 (12.77%) Backup Exec
2 22 (9.36%) SCCM
3 19 (8.09%) SCOM
4 11 (4.68%) Nagios
5 7 (2.98%) WSUS
6 4 (1.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.28%) CiscoWorks
7 3 (1.28%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.85%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.85%) OpenView
8 2 (0.85%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 153 (65.11%) Microsoft
2 143 (60.85%) VMware
3 101 (42.98%) Citrix
4 41 (17.45%) Cisco
5 35 (14.89%) SolarWinds
6 21 (8.94%) NetApp
7 18 (7.66%) HP
8 16 (6.81%) Symantec
9 9 (3.83%) Oracle
10 8 (3.40%) Avaya
11 7 (2.98%) 3PAR
12 6 (2.55%) Brocade
12 6 (2.55%) IBM
13 5 (2.13%) WatchGuard
13 5 (2.13%) Sophos
14 4 (1.70%) Rackspace
14 4 (1.70%) Dell
15 3 (1.28%) Sun
16 2 (0.85%) EMC
16 2 (0.85%) McAfee
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