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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 37 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 20 31 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.20% 7.14% 6.47%
As % of the System Software category 62.50% 55.36% 78.95%
Number of salaries quoted 20 29 29
Average salary £37,500 £28,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% +14.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £17,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £32,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%
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
32 56 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.72% 12.90% 8.19%
Number of salaries quoted 31 52 37
Average salary £36,500 £32,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.06% +16.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £19,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,850 £42,750 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -21 3 £45,000 +87.50% 4
Ormskirk - 3 £29,000 -
Burnley - 2 £25,000 - 2
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 43 (93.48%) Windows
2 39 (84.78%) Microsoft
3 32 (69.57%) MS Exchange
4 27 (58.70%) DNS
4 27 (58.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (52.17%) DHCP
6 22 (47.83%) Office 365
7 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (45.65%) VMware
8 20 (43.48%) MS Office
8 20 (43.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (41.30%) MS Excel
10 18 (39.13%) Windows XP
10 18 (39.13%) Internet
11 16 (34.78%) TCP/IP
12 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
12 15 (32.61%) VoIP
12 15 (32.61%) Windows Vista
13 14 (30.43%) Life Science
13 14 (30.43%) Telecoms
13 14 (30.43%) Service Delivery
13 14 (30.43%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (30.43%) SLA
13 14 (30.43%) Cisco
13 14 (30.43%) DECT
13 14 (30.43%) MCSE
13 14 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2013
13 14 (30.43%) Service Desk Management
13 14 (30.43%) Performance Monitoring
13 14 (30.43%) Software Deployment

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 32 (69.57%) MS Exchange
2 14 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
5 4 (8.70%) IIS
6 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (6.52%) Lync
7 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.17%) WordPress
8 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (2.17%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (43.48%) MS Office
2 19 (41.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (47.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (58.70%) DNS
2 24 (52.17%) DHCP
3 18 (39.13%) Internet
4 16 (34.78%) TCP/IP
5 15 (32.61%) VoIP
6 14 (30.43%) DECT
7 13 (28.26%) Ethernet
7 13 (28.26%) iSCSI
7 13 (28.26%) NAS
8 12 (26.09%) Firewall
8 12 (26.09%) LAN
8 12 (26.09%) WAN
9 3 (6.52%) PBX
9 3 (6.52%) VPN
9 3 (6.52%) SAN
9 3 (6.52%) MPLS
10 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (2.17%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) MS Access
4 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.35%) Billing
3 2 (4.35%) Finance
4 1 (2.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (17.39%) Support Manager
3 7 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) IT Operations Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Operations Manager
5 5 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support Manager
6 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support
7 3 (6.52%) IT Support
7 3 (6.52%) Service Manager
7 3 (6.52%) IT Support Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Service Desk Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Project Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Life Science
2 3 (6.52%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.52%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) iPhone
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 43 (93.48%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (39.13%) Windows XP
5 15 (32.61%) Windows Vista
6 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
7 5 (10.87%) Windows 8
7 5 (10.87%) Linux
8 2 (4.35%) UNIX
8 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Service Delivery
1 14 (30.43%) Disaster Recovery
1 14 (30.43%) Software Deployment
1 14 (30.43%) Service Desk Management
1 14 (30.43%) Performance Monitoring
2 13 (28.26%) Resource Management
2 13 (28.26%) Performance Management
3 11 (23.91%) ITIL
4 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.35%) ERP
5 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.17%) CRM
6 1 (2.17%) Information Security
6 1 (2.17%) Web Development
6 1 (2.17%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.17%) Project Management
6 1 (2.17%) Service Management
6 1 (2.17%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (2.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) T-SQL
3 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.35%) VBScript
4 2 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (43.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (30.43%) MCSE
3 4 (8.70%) CCNA
3 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.70%) VCP4
4 3 (6.52%) Degree
5 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) A+ Certification
5 2 (4.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (30.43%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) vSphere
2 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.22%) XenApp
4 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.52%) Terminal Services
5 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.35%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) WMI
2 4 (8.70%) SCCM
3 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (84.78%) Microsoft
2 21 (45.65%) VMware
3 14 (30.43%) Cisco
4 8 (17.39%) HP
5 7 (15.22%) Citrix
5 7 (15.22%) Avaya
6 5 (10.87%) Sophos
6 5 (10.87%) WatchGuard
7 3 (6.52%) Nortel
7 3 (6.52%) NetApp
7 3 (6.52%) IBM
8 2 (4.35%) Draytek
9 1 (2.17%) NETGEAR
9 1 (2.17%) MobileIron
9 1 (2.17%) ScanSafe
9 1 (2.17%) AppSense
9 1 (2.17%) Dell
9 1 (2.17%) Epicor
Preston, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
The Original Factory Shop
Salary: £15k per year + Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Amber IT Limited
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago