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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 53 36
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -17
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 34 21 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 8.00% 3.54% 7.83%
As % of the System Software category 80.95% 51.22% 65.85%
Number of salaries quoted 25 20 26
Average salary £27,500 £39,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.48% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £32,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £42,750 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Active Directory
Leicestershire

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

System Software Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
42 41 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 9.88% 6.90% 11.88%
Number of salaries quoted 31 34 39
Average salary £33,500 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.10% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £32,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in Leicester

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Leicester

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 70 (79.55%) Windows
2 52 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 48 (54.55%) VMware
4 44 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (46.59%) Hyper-V
6 37 (42.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 37 (42.05%) TCP/IP
7 34 (38.64%) Clustering
7 34 (38.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (34.09%) MS Exchange
8 30 (34.09%) HP
9 29 (32.95%) Dell
9 29 (32.95%) SQL Server
9 29 (32.95%) IIS
10 25 (28.41%) Change Management
11 22 (25.00%) Linux
11 22 (25.00%) Cisco
11 22 (25.00%) Incident Management
12 21 (23.86%) MS Excel
13 20 (22.73%) SAN
13 20 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
13 20 (22.73%) SCCM
14 19 (21.59%) PCI DSS
15 17 (19.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 17 (19.32%) Data Protection
16 16 (18.18%) Problem Management
16 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
17 15 (17.05%) MCP
17 15 (17.05%) Firewall
17 15 (17.05%) Altiris

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 30 (34.09%) MS Exchange
2 29 (32.95%) IIS
3 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.41%) Lync
5 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 21 (23.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.68%) MS Office
3 4 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.14%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.14%) Office 365
2 1 (1.14%) IaaS
2 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (42.05%) TCP/IP
2 20 (22.73%) SAN
3 15 (17.05%) Firewall
4 12 (13.64%) DNS
5 10 (11.36%) WAN
6 8 (9.09%) LAN
6 8 (9.09%) Internet
6 8 (9.09%) VoIP
7 5 (5.68%) NAS
7 5 (5.68%) VPN
8 4 (4.55%) Wireless
9 3 (3.41%) DHCP
10 2 (2.27%) VLAN
10 2 (2.27%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (2.27%) Network Security
10 2 (2.27%) OSPF
10 2 (2.27%) BGP
10 2 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (2.27%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (32.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Hudson
General
1 12 (13.64%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Retail
3 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Billing
4 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (27.27%) Analyst
2 22 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 15 (17.05%) Network Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) Support Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) Support Analyst
6 9 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (10.23%) Service Analyst
7 8 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (7.95%) Senior Security Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) Support Manager
10 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 5 (5.68%) Network Team Leader
10 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 5 (5.68%) Team Leader
11 3 (3.41%) Systems Manager
11 3 (3.41%) Senior Project Manager
11 3 (3.41%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 34 (38.64%) Clustering
2 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.68%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) Replication
5 1 (1.14%) PKI
5 1 (1.14%) PDA
5 1 (1.14%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.14%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 70 (79.55%) Windows
2 44 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (38.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (25.00%) Linux
5 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (10.23%) Windows 7
7 6 (6.82%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.41%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.27%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.14%) Android
10 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.41%) Change Management
2 22 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 20 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (19.32%) Data Protection
5 16 (18.18%) Problem Management
6 8 (9.09%) ITIL
7 5 (5.68%) Project Management
8 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.55%) Information Security
8 4 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (3.41%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.41%) Programme Management
10 2 (2.27%) Migration
10 2 (2.27%) SIEM
10 2 (2.27%) Mentoring
11 1 (1.14%) Data Centre Operations
11 1 (1.14%) Capacity Planning
11 1 (1.14%) Network Management
11 1 (1.14%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (1.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.05%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.95%) SQL
3 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (17.05%) MCP
3 10 (11.36%) MCSE
4 5 (5.68%) Degree
5 4 (4.55%) MCTS
6 2 (2.27%) CCNP
6 2 (2.27%) CCNA
6 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.14%) MCITP
7 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.14%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (21.59%) PCI DSS
2 17 (19.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (11.36%) SLA
4 5 (5.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (46.59%) Hyper-V
2 37 (42.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.82%) XenApp
4 3 (3.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.27%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.27%) vSphere
6 1 (1.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (22.73%) SCCM
2 15 (17.05%) SCOM
3 5 (5.68%) MAILsweeper
3 5 (5.68%) DameWare
4 1 (1.14%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 52 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 48 (54.55%) VMware
3 30 (34.09%) HP
4 29 (32.95%) Dell
5 22 (25.00%) Cisco
6 15 (17.05%) Altiris
7 14 (15.91%) Citrix
8 10 (11.36%) IBM
9 8 (9.09%) EMC
10 6 (6.82%) Remedy
11 2 (2.27%) IronPort
12 1 (1.14%) Google
12 1 (1.14%) Oracle
12 1 (1.14%) Adobe
12 1 (1.14%) Avaya
12 1 (1.14%) NetApp
12 1 (1.14%) Lotus