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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 24 40 40
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 40 38 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 9.13% 6.55% 5.63%
As % of the System Software category 88.89% 74.51% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 32 33 24
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,650 £18,900 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,450 £39,800 £55,500
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
45 51 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 10.27% 8.79% 11.27%
Number of salaries quoted 37 45 43
Average salary £42,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

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 4 May 2015.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Leicester

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 73 (82.95%) Windows
2 54 (61.36%) Microsoft
3 49 (55.68%) VMware
4 46 (52.27%) Hyper-V
5 45 (51.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (44.32%) TCP/IP
7 38 (43.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (42.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (42.05%) Clustering
9 36 (40.91%) MS Exchange
10 34 (38.64%) SQL Server
10 34 (38.64%) IIS
11 31 (35.23%) HP
12 30 (34.09%) Dell
13 27 (30.68%) Linux
13 27 (30.68%) SCCM
14 26 (29.55%) Incident Management
15 25 (28.41%) Change Management
16 24 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
17 23 (26.14%) SCOM
18 22 (25.00%) PowerShell
19 20 (22.73%) Altiris
19 20 (22.73%) Data Protection
19 20 (22.73%) Problem Management
20 18 (20.45%) Cisco
21 17 (19.32%) MS Excel
22 16 (18.18%) PCI DSS
23 15 (17.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 15 (17.05%) DNS
23 15 (17.05%) SAN

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 36 (40.91%) MS Exchange
2 34 (38.64%) IIS
3 8 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.41%) Lync
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (19.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.55%) MS Office
2 4 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.27%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (1.14%) IaaS
2 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (44.32%) TCP/IP
2 15 (17.05%) DNS
2 15 (17.05%) SAN
2 15 (17.05%) Firewall
3 8 (9.09%) Internet
3 8 (9.09%) WAN
4 6 (6.82%) VoIP
5 5 (5.68%) NAS
5 5 (5.68%) LAN
5 5 (5.68%) VPN
6 4 (4.55%) DHCP
6 4 (4.55%) VLAN
7 3 (3.41%) Wireless
8 1 (1.14%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.14%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.14%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.14%) Network Security
8 1 (1.14%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (38.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Hudson
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (1.14%) Billing
3 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 20 (22.73%) Network Engineer
2 20 (22.73%) Analyst
3 12 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) Security Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 8 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 8 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (7.95%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 7 (7.95%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Support Manager
7 6 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Team Leader
8 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Network Team Leader
8 5 (5.68%) Senior Security Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Systems Support Manager
9 3 (3.41%) IT Support
9 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (42.05%) Clustering
2 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.14%) PKI
4 1 (1.14%) PDA
4 1 (1.14%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.14%) FMCG
4 1 (1.14%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.14%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 73 (82.95%) Windows
2 45 (51.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (43.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (30.68%) Linux
5 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.95%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.68%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.27%) UNIX
8 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.14%) Android
9 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.14%) CentOS
9 1 (1.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.55%) Incident Management
2 25 (28.41%) Change Management
3 24 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (22.73%) Data Protection
4 20 (22.73%) Problem Management
5 10 (11.36%) ITIL
6 4 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (3.41%) Project Management
7 3 (3.41%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.27%) Migration
8 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.27%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.14%) Line Management
9 1 (1.14%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.14%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.14%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.14%) Supplier Management
9 1 (1.14%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (1.14%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.14%) VBScript
4 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.09%) MCP
3 5 (5.68%) MCSE
4 3 (3.41%) Degree
5 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) MCTS
6 1 (1.14%) MCITP
6 1 (1.14%) MCDST
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.14%) CCNP
6 1 (1.14%) CCNA
6 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 15 (17.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (9.09%) SLA
4 5 (5.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (52.27%) Hyper-V
2 37 (42.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.68%) XenApp
4 2 (2.27%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.27%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (2.27%) vSphere
5 1 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 27 (30.68%) SCCM
2 23 (26.14%) SCOM
3 6 (6.82%) DameWare
3 6 (6.82%) MAILsweeper
4 3 (3.41%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.27%) SCDPM
5 2 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.14%) WSUS
6 1 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 54 (61.36%) Microsoft
2 49 (55.68%) VMware
3 31 (35.23%) HP
4 30 (34.09%) Dell
5 20 (22.73%) Altiris
6 18 (20.45%) Cisco
7 13 (14.77%) Citrix
8 7 (7.95%) IBM
9 5 (5.68%) EMC
10 4 (4.55%) Remedy
11 2 (2.27%) Adobe
11 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.14%) Google
12 1 (1.14%) LANDesk
12 1 (1.14%) IronPort
12 1 (1.14%) Oracle
12 1 (1.14%) Apple
12 1 (1.14%) NetApp
12 1 (1.14%) Lotus
12 1 (1.14%) Avaya