The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 310 172 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 7.34% 4.57% 5.21%
As % of the System Software category 67.25% 57.14% 61.35%
Number of salaries quoted 289 156 205
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £18,750 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,200 £43,750 £46,800
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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 Manchester region.

System Software Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
461 301 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 10.92% 8.00% 8.49%
Number of salaries quoted 400 265 323
Average salary £33,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £51,400 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in Manchester

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Manchester

Active Directory
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
Stockport +5 35 £24,750 -1.00% 3
Wigan - 19 £27,500 - 1
Oldham - 6 £22,500 -
Rochdale +3 5 £16,500 -8.33%
Bolton +5 4 £32,500 -35.00%
Altrincham 0 4 £47,500 +23.37% 1
Cheadle - 3 - -
Bury -8 1 £24,000 -4.00%
Salford -11 1 £18,000 -28.00% 2
Sale - 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 381 (79.05%) Windows
2 265 (54.98%) Microsoft
3 220 (45.64%) VMware
4 181 (37.55%) MS Exchange
5 163 (33.82%) Citrix
6 146 (30.29%) ITIL
7 145 (30.08%) MS Excel
7 145 (30.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 141 (29.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 116 (24.07%) Hyper-V
10 113 (23.44%) DNS
11 111 (23.03%) Cisco
12 106 (21.99%) LAN
13 105 (21.78%) Firewall
14 104 (21.58%) SAN
15 101 (20.95%) WAN
15 101 (20.95%) Windows Server 2012
16 96 (19.92%) Windows Server 2003
17 95 (19.71%) Microsoft Certification
18 93 (19.29%) MS Office
19 82 (17.01%) Windows 7
20 76 (15.77%) Exchange Server 2010
21 74 (15.35%) DHCP
22 73 (15.15%) XenApp
23 72 (14.94%) SQL Server
24 63 (13.07%) IIS
25 62 (12.86%) Windows XP
25 62 (12.86%) vSphere
26 61 (12.66%) TCP/IP
27 59 (12.24%) SQL

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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
1 181 (37.55%) MS Exchange
2 76 (15.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (13.07%) IIS
4 56 (11.62%) SharePoint
5 50 (10.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 40 (8.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (4.15%) Lync
9 14 (2.90%) IBM Notes
10 10 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (1.24%) Lotus Domino
14 5 (1.04%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.62%) TPMS
16 2 (0.41%) Apache
16 2 (0.41%) Documentum
16 2 (0.41%) Confluence
17 1 (0.21%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 145 (30.08%) MS Excel
2 93 (19.29%) MS Office
3 5 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.04%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.83%) Revit
4 4 (0.83%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.41%) SketchUp
5 2 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 42 (8.71%) Office 365
2 5 (1.04%) IaaS
3 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.41%) Route 53
5 1 (0.21%) SaaS
5 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 113 (23.44%) DNS
2 106 (21.99%) LAN
3 105 (21.78%) Firewall
4 104 (21.58%) SAN
5 101 (20.95%) WAN
6 74 (15.35%) DHCP
7 61 (12.66%) TCP/IP
8 52 (10.79%) NAS
9 50 (10.37%) VPN
10 30 (6.22%) VoIP
10 30 (6.22%) VLAN
11 27 (5.60%) NetScaler
12 23 (4.77%) Wireless
13 21 (4.36%) Network Security
14 20 (4.15%) MPLS
15 14 (2.90%) LDAP
16 13 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (2.70%) iSCSI
17 12 (2.49%) SMTP
18 10 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.24%) MySQL
6 6 (1.24%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.62%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.41%) DataEase
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.45%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.41%) JIRA
3 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.21%) MSI
3 1 (0.21%) AdminStudio
General
1 53 (11.00%) Finance
2 20 (4.15%) Law
3 18 (3.73%) Legal
4 8 (1.66%) Banking
5 6 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.04%) Advertising
6 5 (1.04%) German Language
7 3 (0.62%) Retail
7 3 (0.62%) Back Office
8 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) French Language
9 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 122 (25.31%) Analyst
2 81 (16.80%) Support Engineer
3 72 (14.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 50 (10.37%) Service Analyst
5 49 (10.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 43 (8.92%) Support Analyst
7 41 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
8 40 (8.30%) IT Support
9 37 (7.68%) Service Desk Analyst
10 33 (6.85%) Administrator
11 29 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 28 (5.81%) Systems Administrator
13 25 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
14 23 (4.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 22 (4.56%) Citrix Engineer
16 19 (3.94%) Technical Support
17 18 (3.73%) Team Leader
18 16 (3.32%) Help Desk Analyst
19 15 (3.11%) IT Support Engineer
20 14 (2.90%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.28%) .NET
2 3 (0.62%) Web Services
2 3 (0.62%) EDI
2 3 (0.62%) EDIFACT
3 2 (0.41%) HTML
3 2 (0.41%) CSS
3 2 (0.41%) Memcached
4 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.21%) COM
4 1 (0.21%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.98%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.56%) Blackberry
4 16 (3.32%) Clustering
5 9 (1.87%) Replication
6 7 (1.45%) iPhone
7 5 (1.04%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.62%) Xbox
8 3 (0.62%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.62%) GIS
8 3 (0.62%) Handset
8 3 (0.62%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.62%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.62%) Life Science
9 2 (0.41%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.41%) LLPG
9 2 (0.41%) PKI
9 2 (0.41%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.41%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 381 (79.05%) Windows
2 145 (30.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 101 (20.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 96 (19.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 82 (17.01%) Windows 7
6 62 (12.86%) Windows XP
7 53 (11.00%) Linux
8 31 (6.43%) Windows 8
9 20 (4.15%) UNIX
10 14 (2.90%) Solaris
11 13 (2.70%) Windows Vista
12 12 (2.49%) Android
13 9 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.04%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.83%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.62%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.62%) AIX
17 2 (0.41%) HPUX
17 2 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (30.29%) ITIL
2 36 (7.47%) Migration
3 31 (6.43%) Incident Management
4 29 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (5.60%) Service Delivery
6 25 (5.19%) Business Continuity
7 18 (3.73%) Information Security
8 17 (3.53%) Problem Management
8 17 (3.53%) Mentoring
9 16 (3.32%) Service Management
10 15 (3.11%) ERP
10 15 (3.11%) Change Management
10 15 (3.11%) Line Management
11 14 (2.90%) Kalman Filter
12 11 (2.28%) PRINCE2
13 10 (2.07%) Asset Management
13 10 (2.07%) Change Control
13 10 (2.07%) Load Balancing
13 10 (2.07%) Coaching
14 9 (1.87%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 59 (12.24%) SQL
2 32 (6.64%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.70%) C
4 12 (2.49%) Perl
5 11 (2.28%) VB.NET
6 7 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.83%) PHP
8 3 (0.62%) VB
9 2 (0.41%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.41%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 95 (19.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (12.24%) MCSE
3 55 (11.41%) Citrix Certification
4 51 (10.58%) CCA
5 44 (9.13%) MCSA
5 44 (9.13%) MCITP
6 40 (8.30%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (8.30%) CCNA
7 39 (8.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 36 (7.47%) MCP
9 23 (4.77%) ITIL Certification
9 23 (4.77%) MCTS
10 15 (3.11%) Degree
11 9 (1.87%) CISM
11 9 (1.87%) CISSP
12 7 (1.45%) SC Cleared
12 7 (1.45%) Security Cleared
12 7 (1.45%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 6 (1.24%) NCDA
13 6 (1.24%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.30%) SLA
2 23 (4.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.28%) QA
4 5 (1.04%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) BS7799
System Software
1 141 (29.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 116 (24.07%) Hyper-V
3 73 (15.15%) XenApp
4 62 (12.86%) vSphere
5 53 (11.00%) XenDesktop
6 14 (2.90%) MetaFrame
7 11 (2.28%) XenServer
7 11 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (1.66%) NFS
10 7 (1.45%) VMware ESX
11 5 (1.04%) Xen
12 4 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.83%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.62%) Firmware
13 3 (0.62%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.41%) Postfix
14 2 (0.41%) Squid
14 2 (0.41%) Varnish
15 1 (0.21%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 34 (7.05%) SCCM
2 18 (3.73%) SCOM
3 13 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (2.70%) Backup Exec
3 13 (2.70%) WSUS
4 8 (1.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 7 (1.45%) WMI
6 6 (1.24%) SCDPM
6 6 (1.24%) Nagios
6 6 (1.24%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.62%) Casper Suite
8 3 (0.62%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.41%) Puppet
9 2 (0.41%) SCSM
9 2 (0.41%) Icinga
Vendors
1 265 (54.98%) Microsoft
2 220 (45.64%) VMware
3 163 (33.82%) Citrix
4 111 (23.03%) Cisco
5 55 (11.41%) NetApp
6 46 (9.54%) HP
7 27 (5.60%) Dell
8 26 (5.39%) Symantec
9 22 (4.56%) EMC
10 18 (3.73%) McAfee
11 15 (3.11%) Lotus
12 14 (2.90%) Sophos
13 13 (2.70%) WatchGuard
14 11 (2.28%) IBM
14 11 (2.28%) IronPort
15 10 (2.07%) ProCurve
16 9 (1.87%) Avaya
16 9 (1.87%) Red Hat
16 9 (1.87%) Apple
17 8 (1.66%) AppSense
Manchester, Lancashire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits AND bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Computer People
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Great benefits package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £240 - £250 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefirs
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £23,684.84 to £27,220.42 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Pension, Training, Certifications
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Heywood, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Car, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + On call allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Sanderson
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus, pension
Posted: 4 days ago