The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 43 46 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -28
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 18 18 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.67% 3.70% 10.31%
As % of the System Software category 81.82% 69.23% 87.10%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 53
Average salary £22,000 £23,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% -14.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £18,200 £18,700
10% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £40,000 £42,100
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Active Directory
North West

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

System Software Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
22 26 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.49% 5.34% 11.83%
Number of salaries quoted 21 22 61
Average salary £22,250 £30,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.83% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £19,700 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in Lancashire

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Active Directory
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Blackburn -11 8 £22,250 -25.83% 2
Blackpool - 6 £20,250 - 2
Lancaster +14 1 £18,500 -
Preston +1 1 £23,000 -15.59% 2
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 48 (97.96%) Windows
2 31 (63.27%) Cisco
3 25 (51.02%) Microsoft
3 25 (51.02%) Citrix
4 21 (42.86%) HP
4 21 (42.86%) VMware
5 20 (40.82%) MS Exchange
5 20 (40.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (36.73%) VPN
6 18 (36.73%) Firewall
6 18 (36.73%) Windows 7
7 17 (34.69%) SAN
8 16 (32.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (30.61%) Windows XP
10 14 (28.57%) MS Office
10 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (26.53%) Hyper-V
12 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
12 11 (22.45%) Windows 8
13 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (20.41%) Dell
14 9 (18.37%) Wireless
14 9 (18.37%) DNS
14 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (16.33%) vSphere
15 8 (16.33%) Terminal Services
15 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
15 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
16 7 (14.29%) Wyse
16 7 (14.29%) Business Continuity

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 20 (40.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (28.57%) MS Office
2 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.73%) VPN
1 18 (36.73%) Firewall
2 17 (34.69%) SAN
3 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
4 9 (18.37%) DNS
4 9 (18.37%) Wireless
5 6 (12.24%) LAN
6 5 (10.20%) WAN
6 5 (10.20%) Network Security
6 5 (10.20%) NAS
7 4 (8.16%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (6.12%) DHCP
8 3 (6.12%) MPLS
8 3 (6.12%) DSL
9 2 (4.08%) Internet
9 2 (4.08%) DECT
9 2 (4.08%) VoIP
10 1 (2.04%) WLAN
10 1 (2.04%) PBX
10 1 (2.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) MS Access
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
General
1 5 (10.20%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Back Office
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Support Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) IT Support
4 8 (16.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (16.33%) Help Desk Support
5 7 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (10.20%) Field Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Field Service Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Desktop Support
7 5 (10.20%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (10.20%) Help Desk Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support Manager
8 4 (8.16%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Blackberry
1 5 (10.20%) Replication
2 2 (4.08%) Life Science
2 2 (4.08%) iPhone
2 2 (4.08%) iPad
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Statistics
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (97.96%) Windows
2 20 (40.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (36.73%) Windows 7
4 16 (32.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (30.61%) Windows XP
6 11 (22.45%) Windows 8
7 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (14.29%) Mac OS X
8 7 (14.29%) Windows Vista
9 4 (8.16%) Linux
10 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) ITIL
1 7 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 5 (10.20%) Data Security
3 4 (8.16%) Migration
3 4 (8.16%) Service Management
3 4 (8.16%) Software Licensing
4 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.12%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.08%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.08%) ERP
5 2 (4.08%) BCP
5 2 (4.08%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.08%) Service Desk Management
5 2 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.04%) Security Patching
6 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) VBScript
3 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (14.29%) MCSE
3 6 (12.24%) MCITP
4 5 (10.20%) MCP
4 5 (10.20%) MCTS
5 1 (2.04%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) MCSA
5 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (26.53%) Hyper-V
3 8 (16.33%) Terminal Services
3 8 (16.33%) vSphere
4 6 (12.24%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.08%) SCDPM
2 2 (4.08%) WSUS
2 2 (4.08%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 31 (63.27%) Cisco
2 25 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 25 (51.02%) Citrix
3 21 (42.86%) HP
3 21 (42.86%) VMware
4 10 (20.41%) Dell
5 7 (14.29%) Apple
5 7 (14.29%) Wyse
6 4 (8.16%) McAfee
6 4 (8.16%) SonicWALL
6 4 (8.16%) Juniper
6 4 (8.16%) NetApp
7 2 (4.08%) Sophos
8 1 (2.04%) Oracle
8 1 (2.04%) Veeam
8 1 (2.04%) Spiceworks
8 1 (2.04%) Avaya
8 1 (2.04%) Nortel
8 1 (2.04%) Adobe
Preston, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Blackburn
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, holidays
Posted: 8 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
The Acme Facilities Group Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Preston
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 21 days ago