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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 49 37 59
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +22
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 185 238 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.49% 6.11% 3.93%
As % of the System Software category 48.30% 69.59% 48.05%
Number of salaries quoted 158 211 136
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,439 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -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
383 342 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 9.30% 8.78% 8.18%
Number of salaries quoted 309 300 266
Average salary £33,027 £38,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.21% +13.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -9 8 £20,500 -31.66% 1
Bolton -2 7 £19,000 -55.29% 1
Bury -14 2 £22,000 -51.11%
Rochdale -10 1 £25,000 -45.05% 2
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 311 (81.41%) Windows
2 226 (59.16%) Microsoft
3 170 (44.50%) VMware
4 150 (39.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 136 (35.60%) MS Exchange
6 127 (33.25%) ITIL
7 119 (31.15%) Citrix
7 119 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 113 (29.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 107 (28.01%) MS Excel
10 102 (26.70%) Hyper-V
11 98 (25.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 92 (24.08%) Windows 7
13 85 (22.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 82 (21.47%) WAN
15 79 (20.68%) SQL
16 77 (20.16%) SAN
17 76 (19.90%) Cisco
18 75 (19.63%) LAN
19 72 (18.85%) SQL Server
20 68 (17.80%) MS Office
21 66 (17.28%) Exchange Server 2010
22 65 (17.02%) vSphere
23 60 (15.71%) XenApp
23 60 (15.71%) NetApp
24 57 (14.92%) SharePoint
25 53 (13.87%) DNS
26 52 (13.61%) Exchange Server 2007
27 48 (12.57%) Windows XP
28 47 (12.30%) MCSE

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 136 (35.60%) MS Exchange
2 66 (17.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (14.92%) SharePoint
4 52 (13.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 40 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 40 (10.47%) IIS
5 40 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (4.45%) Lync
7 7 (1.83%) Apache
8 6 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.31%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (0.52%) Confluence
11 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.52%) TPMS
11 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.52%) Site Server
11 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 107 (28.01%) MS Excel
2 68 (17.80%) MS Office
3 5 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.52%) Revit
4 2 (0.52%) SketchUp
4 2 (0.52%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.79%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (0.79%) Bond Adapt
3 1 (0.26%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 46 (12.04%) Office 365
2 2 (0.52%) Route 53
2 2 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 82 (21.47%) WAN
2 77 (20.16%) SAN
3 75 (19.63%) LAN
4 53 (13.87%) DNS
5 43 (11.26%) Firewall
6 42 (10.99%) TCP/IP
7 37 (9.69%) DHCP
8 34 (8.90%) NAS
9 27 (7.07%) VPN
10 22 (5.76%) VoIP
11 21 (5.50%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (4.71%) NetScaler
13 13 (3.40%) VLAN
14 12 (3.14%) Internet
15 10 (2.62%) iSCSI
16 9 (2.36%) Wireless
16 9 (2.36%) Cisco Nexus
17 8 (2.09%) MPLS
17 8 (2.09%) Network Security
17 8 (2.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (18.85%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.09%) MySQL
6 7 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.31%) Sybase ASA
9 4 (1.05%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Subversion
2 2 (0.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.26%) FrontPage
3 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
General
1 42 (10.99%) Finance
2 15 (3.93%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.40%) Retail
4 10 (2.62%) Law
5 8 (2.09%) Legal
5 8 (2.09%) Greek Language
5 8 (2.09%) Polish Language
6 3 (0.79%) Marketing
6 3 (0.79%) Banking
6 3 (0.79%) Advertising
7 1 (0.26%) Games
7 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 100 (26.18%) Analyst
2 67 (17.54%) Support Engineer
3 56 (14.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (10.47%) Support Analyst
5 36 (9.42%) 2nd Line Support
6 35 (9.16%) Service Analyst
7 30 (7.85%) IT Support
8 28 (7.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 24 (6.28%) Service Desk Analyst
10 21 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 20 (5.24%) Administrator
12 16 (4.19%) Consultant
12 16 (4.19%) Citrix Engineer
13 15 (3.93%) IT Support Analyst
14 12 (3.14%) Network Support
14 12 (3.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
15 11 (2.88%) Technical Analyst
15 11 (2.88%) IT Support Engineer
15 11 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
15 11 (2.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.14%) .NET
2 10 (2.62%) HTML
3 9 (2.36%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.36%) CSS
4 4 (1.05%) Memcached
5 3 (0.79%) COM
6 2 (0.52%) Web Services
7 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.93%) Blackberry
1 15 (3.93%) Clustering
2 12 (3.14%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.62%) EqualLogic
4 8 (2.09%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.83%) iPhone
6 6 (1.57%) Replication
7 5 (1.31%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.31%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.31%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.05%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.05%) Statistics
8 4 (1.05%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.52%) PKI
9 2 (0.52%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.52%) Tandem
9 2 (0.52%) EPoS
9 2 (0.52%) NHS
9 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 311 (81.41%) Windows
2 150 (39.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 113 (29.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 98 (25.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 92 (24.08%) Windows 7
6 48 (12.57%) Windows XP
7 46 (12.04%) Linux
8 30 (7.85%) Windows 8
9 20 (5.24%) UNIX
10 12 (3.14%) Solaris
11 11 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.09%) Windows Vista
12 8 (2.09%) Android
13 6 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (1.57%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.31%) CentOS
14 5 (1.31%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.79%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.52%) AIX
16 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (33.25%) ITIL
2 28 (7.33%) Service Delivery
3 25 (6.54%) Change Management
4 22 (5.76%) Service Management
5 21 (5.50%) Incident Management
6 17 (4.45%) CRM
6 17 (4.45%) Problem Management
6 17 (4.45%) Change Control
7 14 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (3.66%) Migration
8 13 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (2.88%) ERP
10 10 (2.62%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (2.62%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (2.36%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (1.83%) Time Management
12 7 (1.83%) Business Continuity
12 7 (1.83%) Information Security
13 6 (1.57%) Project Management
13 6 (1.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (20.68%) SQL
2 17 (4.45%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.88%) Bash Shell
3 11 (2.88%) Perl
4 7 (1.83%) Shell Script
5 6 (1.57%) PHP
6 5 (1.31%) C
7 4 (1.05%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.79%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.79%) VBScript
8 3 (0.79%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.26%) C#
9 1 (0.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 85 (22.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (12.30%) MCSE
3 44 (11.52%) Citrix Certification
4 36 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (9.16%) CCNA
6 32 (8.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 30 (7.85%) CCA
8 22 (5.76%) MCP
8 22 (5.76%) MCITP
9 21 (5.50%) MCSA
10 20 (5.24%) MCTS
11 18 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (3.93%) Degree
13 14 (3.66%) Security Cleared
14 12 (3.14%) NCDA
15 7 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (1.57%) SC Cleared
17 4 (1.05%) VCP4
17 4 (1.05%) CCNP
18 3 (0.79%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.21%) SLA
2 19 (4.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (3.40%) QA
4 6 (1.57%) BS7799
5 4 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) GMP
6 1 (0.26%) GLP
System Software
1 119 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 102 (26.70%) Hyper-V
3 65 (17.02%) vSphere
4 60 (15.71%) XenApp
5 39 (10.21%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 9 (2.36%) NFS
7 8 (2.09%) MetaFrame
7 8 (2.09%) VMware ESX
7 8 (2.09%) XenServer
7 8 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.83%) Squid
9 6 (1.57%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.31%) Xen
11 4 (1.05%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.05%) Postfix
11 4 (1.05%) Varnish
12 3 (0.79%) vCloud
12 3 (0.79%) KVM
12 3 (0.79%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 43 (11.26%) SCCM
2 33 (8.64%) SCOM
3 14 (3.66%) Backup Exec
4 12 (3.14%) Nagios
5 7 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (1.57%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.31%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.05%) DameWare
8 4 (1.05%) Cacti
8 4 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.05%) Icinga
8 4 (1.05%) WSUS
8 4 (1.05%) Puppet
9 3 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.52%) MOM
10 2 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 226 (59.16%) Microsoft
2 170 (44.50%) VMware
3 119 (31.15%) Citrix
4 76 (19.90%) Cisco
5 60 (15.71%) NetApp
6 38 (9.95%) HP
7 20 (5.24%) McAfee
8 19 (4.97%) Dell
9 15 (3.93%) EMC
10 13 (3.40%) Oracle
10 13 (3.40%) Juniper
10 13 (3.40%) Symantec
11 11 (2.88%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.88%) Apple
11 11 (2.88%) Veeam
12 9 (2.36%) Sophos
13 8 (2.09%) AppSense
13 8 (2.09%) Fujitsu
13 8 (2.09%) SolarWinds
14 7 (1.83%) Mitel
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