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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 22 48 33
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -15
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 35 10 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 8.37% 2.13% 7.51%
As % of the System Software category 81.40% 43.48% 47.46%
Number of salaries quoted 29 10 28
Average salary £28,000 £30,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £22,150 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £56,750 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
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
43 23 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 10.29% 4.90% 15.82%
Number of salaries quoted 30 16 59
Average salary £28,000 £32,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 1 September 2015.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Leicester

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 61 (80.26%) Windows
2 47 (61.84%) Microsoft
3 38 (50.00%) VMware
4 35 (46.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (38.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (38.16%) MS Excel
6 28 (36.84%) MS Exchange
6 28 (36.84%) HP
6 28 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (35.53%) Hyper-V
7 27 (35.53%) SAN
8 23 (30.26%) TCP/IP
9 22 (28.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (28.95%) Change Management
10 21 (27.63%) Dell
10 21 (27.63%) MCP
11 20 (26.32%) IIS
11 20 (26.32%) Clustering
12 19 (25.00%) Linux
13 17 (22.37%) MCSE
13 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
13 17 (22.37%) SCCM
14 16 (21.05%) Windows 7
15 14 (18.42%) ITIL
15 14 (18.42%) Incident Management
15 14 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
16 13 (17.11%) Data Protection
16 13 (17.11%) Problem Management
16 13 (17.11%) Cisco
17 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 28 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 20 (26.32%) IIS
3 11 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.63%) Lync
7 1 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 29 (38.16%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.58%) MS Office
3 4 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.32%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.32%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.32%) Office 365
3 1 (1.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (35.53%) SAN
2 23 (30.26%) TCP/IP
3 10 (13.16%) LAN
3 10 (13.16%) WAN
4 8 (10.53%) VoIP
4 8 (10.53%) Firewall
5 6 (7.89%) Internet
6 5 (6.58%) DHCP
6 5 (6.58%) DNS
7 3 (3.95%) VPN
7 3 (3.95%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.63%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.63%) OSPF
8 2 (2.63%) BGP
8 2 (2.63%) Wireless
8 2 (2.63%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (2.63%) Network Security
9 1 (1.32%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Hudson
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (35.53%) Analyst
2 16 (21.05%) Systems Engineer
2 16 (21.05%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 13 (17.11%) Support Analyst
4 7 (9.21%) Security Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Senior Security Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) IT Support
5 6 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (7.89%) IT Support Analyst
5 6 (7.89%) Service Analyst
5 6 (7.89%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Manager
7 4 (5.26%) Field Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) .NET
2 3 (3.95%) HTML
3 2 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (1.32%) XML
4 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.32%) Clustering
2 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.58%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.63%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.32%) PKI
7 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.32%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 61 (80.26%) Windows
2 35 (46.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (38.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (25.00%) Linux
5 16 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (14.47%) Windows 8
8 6 (7.89%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.63%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.95%) Change Management
2 14 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (18.42%) ITIL
2 14 (18.42%) Incident Management
3 13 (17.11%) Problem Management
3 13 (17.11%) Data Protection
4 7 (9.21%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (9.21%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (7.89%) Capacity Management
6 4 (5.26%) Information Security
6 4 (5.26%) Programme Management
6 4 (5.26%) Project Management
7 3 (3.95%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.95%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.63%) SIEM
8 2 (2.63%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.63%) ERP
8 2 (2.63%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.63%) Time Management
9 1 (1.32%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.95%) SQL
3 2 (2.63%) C#
3 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (28.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (27.63%) MCP
3 17 (22.37%) MCSE
4 5 (6.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (5.26%) Degree
6 3 (3.95%) MCTS
7 2 (2.63%) CCNP
7 2 (2.63%) CCNA
7 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) PCI DSS
2 8 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (9.21%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (35.53%) Hyper-V
3 7 (9.21%) vSphere
4 5 (6.58%) XenApp
5 3 (3.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.32%) vCloud
6 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (22.37%) SCCM
2 12 (15.79%) SCOM
3 5 (6.58%) MAILsweeper
3 5 (6.58%) DameWare
4 1 (1.32%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 47 (61.84%) Microsoft
2 38 (50.00%) VMware
3 28 (36.84%) HP
4 21 (27.63%) Dell
5 13 (17.11%) Cisco
6 12 (15.79%) Altiris
7 8 (10.53%) IBM
7 8 (10.53%) EMC
7 8 (10.53%) Citrix
8 7 (9.21%) NetApp
9 6 (7.89%) SAP
10 5 (6.58%) Remedy
11 2 (2.63%) Google
11 2 (2.63%) IronPort
11 2 (2.63%) Veeam
12 1 (1.32%) Adobe
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