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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 29 37
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 31 30 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.56% 6.71% 5.20%
As % of the System Software category 79.49% 60.00% 54.76%
Number of salaries quoted 25 29 21
Median salary £26,500 £34,250 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.62% +34.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £65,000 £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +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
39 50 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.51% 11.19% 9.50%
Number of salaries quoted 33 47 35
Median salary £26,750 £42,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-37.05% +32.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,150 £26,500 £21,350
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £44,600 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of job ads across the Lancashire region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn +13 12 £26,500 -27.39% 3
Chorley -5 10 £40,000 +19.40%
Preston +2 2 £28,250 -29.37% 1
Newton-le-Willows - 2 £24,000 -
Blackpool +9 1 £20,500 -18.00% 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 48 (75.00%) Windows
2 40 (62.50%) VMware
3 32 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 25 (39.06%) SQL
5 24 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (32.81%) Cisco
8 19 (29.69%) Windows Server
9 18 (28.13%) Hyper-V
10 14 (21.88%) Windows 7
11 13 (20.31%) Citrix
12 12 (18.75%) DNS
12 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (18.75%) MS Office
12 12 (18.75%) Firewall
12 12 (18.75%) Finance
13 11 (17.19%) WAN
13 11 (17.19%) DHCP
14 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
15 9 (14.06%) LAN
15 9 (14.06%) MS Exchange
15 9 (14.06%) VPN
15 9 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
16 8 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
16 8 (12.50%) SAN
17 7 (10.94%) Dell
17 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
17 7 (10.94%) Change Management
17 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.56%) Apache
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (18.75%) MS Office
2 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.94%) Office 365
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) DNS
1 12 (18.75%) Firewall
2 11 (17.19%) DHCP
2 11 (17.19%) WAN
3 9 (14.06%) LAN
3 9 (14.06%) VPN
4 8 (12.50%) SAN
5 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.25%) Internet
6 4 (6.25%) VoIP
7 3 (4.69%) Broadband
7 3 (4.69%) PBX
8 2 (3.13%) MPLS
8 2 (3.13%) NetScaler
8 2 (3.13%) Network Security
8 2 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.56%) IMAP
9 1 (1.56%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.56%) VLAN
9 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MSI
1 2 (3.13%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.56%) Subversion
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.13%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.13%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Analyst
2 14 (21.88%) Support Analyst
3 11 (17.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (14.06%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 9 (14.06%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 7 (10.94%) IT Manager
6 7 (10.94%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) IT Support
8 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) IT Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) IT Technician
8 4 (6.25%) Project Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Service Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Service Desk Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) LAMP
1 1 (1.56%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.69%) Clustering
3 3 (4.69%) EqualLogic
3 3 (4.69%) Life Science
4 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.13%) iPad
4 2 (3.13%) iPhone
5 1 (1.56%) BYOD
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.56%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.56%) Informatics
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) NHS
5 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 48 (75.00%) Windows
2 24 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (29.69%) Windows Server
4 14 (21.88%) Windows 7
5 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.25%) Mac OS X
6 4 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.25%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.69%) Unix
7 3 (4.69%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.13%) Mac OS
8 2 (3.13%) Solaris
8 2 (3.13%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.13%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.56%) Debian
9 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 7 (10.94%) Change Management
2 7 (10.94%) Portfolio Management
3 5 (7.81%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (7.81%) ITIL
4 4 (6.25%) Capacity Management
4 4 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.25%) ERP
4 4 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 4 (6.25%) Information Security
4 4 (6.25%) Information Security Management
4 4 (6.25%) Network Management
4 4 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 4 (6.25%) Security Management
5 3 (4.69%) Document Management
5 3 (4.69%) Service Continuity Management
5 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.69%) Software Deployment
5 3 (4.69%) Software Licensing
5 3 (4.69%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.06%) SQL
2 5 (7.81%) C#
3 2 (3.13%) PHP
3 2 (3.13%) VB
3 2 (3.13%) VBScript
4 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Degree
1 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) MCP
3 3 (4.69%) MCSE
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.13%) MCSA
5 1 (1.56%) CCNA
5 1 (1.56%) CISA
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.56%) CISM
5 1 (1.56%) CISSP
5 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.13%) QA
3 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (28.13%) Hyper-V
3 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (9.38%) Terminal Services
5 4 (6.25%) VMware Server
5 4 (6.25%) XenApp
6 2 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.56%) Postfix
7 1 (1.56%) Varnish
7 1 (1.56%) vSphere
7 1 (1.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) SCCM
2 2 (3.13%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (62.50%) VMware
2 32 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (32.81%) Cisco
4 13 (20.31%) Citrix
5 7 (10.94%) Dell
6 5 (7.81%) HP
7 4 (6.25%) Apple
7 4 (6.25%) SonicWALL
7 4 (6.25%) Wyse
7 4 (6.25%) Xerox
8 3 (4.69%) BT
8 3 (4.69%) Lotus
8 3 (4.69%) Sage
8 3 (4.69%) Veritas
9 2 (3.13%) AppSense
9 2 (3.13%) BMC
9 2 (3.13%) Oracle
10 1 (1.56%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.56%) Meraki
10 1 (1.56%) Rackspace
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