The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 44 43 60
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +17
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 204 219 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 5.09% 5.34% 3.95%
As % of the System Software category 52.44% 65.96% 46.44%
Number of salaries quoted 172 195 140
Average salary £29,875 £37,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.33% +20.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £22,500 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £42,650
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £33,125 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-3.39% -2.57%
System Software Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
389 332 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 9.70% 8.09% 8.52%
Number of salaries quoted 325 290 286
Average salary £33,000 £38,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +13.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £25,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Active Directory
North West

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -6 10 £26,750 -10.83% 2
Bolton -8 5 £17,500 -58.82%
Altrincham +3 4 £24,000 -23.20% 1
Bury -13 4 £19,000 -53.93%
Rochdale -9 3 £25,000 -45.05% 1
Wigan -4 2 £27,000 -18.18%
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 333 (83.04%) Windows
2 239 (59.60%) Microsoft
3 177 (44.14%) VMware
4 157 (39.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 144 (35.91%) MS Exchange
6 133 (33.17%) ITIL
7 131 (32.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 126 (31.42%) VMware Infrastructure
9 120 (29.93%) Citrix
10 108 (26.93%) MS Excel
11 102 (25.44%) Windows 7
12 100 (24.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 99 (24.69%) Microsoft Certification
14 91 (22.69%) Hyper-V
15 86 (21.45%) WAN
16 84 (20.95%) SQL
17 81 (20.20%) LAN
18 78 (19.45%) Cisco
19 77 (19.20%) SQL Server
20 75 (18.70%) MS Office
21 72 (17.96%) SAN
22 67 (16.71%) Exchange Server 2010
23 63 (15.71%) Windows XP
24 60 (14.96%) SharePoint
24 60 (14.96%) vSphere
25 58 (14.46%) Exchange Server 2007
25 58 (14.46%) TCP/IP
26 56 (13.97%) NetApp
27 54 (13.47%) DNS
27 54 (13.47%) MCSE

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 144 (35.91%) MS Exchange
2 67 (16.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (14.96%) SharePoint
4 58 (14.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 39 (9.73%) IIS
6 38 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 38 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (3.99%) Lync
8 7 (1.75%) Apache
8 7 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.25%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (1.00%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.75%) TPMS
13 2 (0.50%) Confluence
13 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.25%) Site Server
Applications
1 108 (26.93%) MS Excel
2 75 (18.70%) MS Office
3 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.50%) Revit
4 2 (0.50%) SketchUp
4 2 (0.50%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (0.75%) Bond Adapt
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 50 (12.47%) Office 365
2 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.50%) Route 53
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 86 (21.45%) WAN
2 81 (20.20%) LAN
3 72 (17.96%) SAN
4 58 (14.46%) TCP/IP
5 54 (13.47%) DNS
6 51 (12.72%) Firewall
7 38 (9.48%) DHCP
8 31 (7.73%) VPN
9 28 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
10 26 (6.48%) NAS
11 21 (5.24%) VoIP
12 13 (3.24%) VLAN
12 13 (3.24%) NetScaler
13 12 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (2.99%) Internet
14 9 (2.24%) WLAN
14 9 (2.24%) Wireless
14 9 (2.24%) Unified Communications
15 8 (2.00%) iSCSI
15 8 (2.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (19.20%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (4.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.00%) MySQL
6 7 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.50%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.25%) Sybase ASA
9 4 (1.00%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Subversion
2 2 (0.50%) JIRA
3 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.25%) FrontPage
General
1 53 (13.22%) Finance
2 15 (3.74%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.24%) Retail
4 9 (2.24%) Law
5 8 (2.00%) Greek Language
5 8 (2.00%) Polish Language
6 6 (1.50%) Marketing
7 5 (1.25%) Legal
8 4 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.00%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 113 (28.18%) Analyst
2 63 (15.71%) Support Engineer
3 53 (13.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 48 (11.97%) Support Analyst
5 46 (11.47%) 2nd Line Support
6 38 (9.48%) Service Analyst
7 34 (8.48%) IT Support
8 30 (7.48%) 3rd Line Support
9 26 (6.48%) Service Desk Analyst
10 24 (5.99%) Administrator
11 21 (5.24%) Consultant
12 17 (4.24%) IT Support Analyst
12 17 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (3.99%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 15 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
15 13 (3.24%) Help Desk Analyst
16 12 (2.99%) Technical Analyst
16 12 (2.99%) Network Support
17 11 (2.74%) Citrix Engineer
17 11 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.99%) .NET
2 10 (2.49%) HTML
3 9 (2.24%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.24%) CSS
4 6 (1.50%) COM
5 4 (1.00%) Memcached
6 2 (0.50%) Web Services
7 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.24%) Blackberry
1 17 (4.24%) Clustering
2 11 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.24%) EqualLogic
4 7 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.25%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.25%) Replication
5 5 (1.25%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.25%) iPhone
5 5 (1.25%) Mathematics
5 5 (1.25%) FlexPod
6 4 (1.00%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.00%) Statistics
7 3 (0.75%) iPad
7 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.50%) SecurID
8 2 (0.50%) PKI
8 2 (0.50%) iSeries
8 2 (0.50%) Tandem
8 2 (0.50%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 333 (83.04%) Windows
2 157 (39.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 131 (32.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 102 (25.44%) Windows 7
5 100 (24.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 63 (15.71%) Windows XP
7 47 (11.72%) Linux
8 34 (8.48%) Windows 8
9 21 (5.24%) UNIX
10 11 (2.74%) Solaris
10 11 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (2.00%) Mac OS
12 7 (1.75%) Android
12 7 (1.75%) Windows Vista
13 6 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (1.50%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.25%) CentOS
15 3 (0.75%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (33.17%) ITIL
2 27 (6.73%) Service Delivery
3 25 (6.23%) Change Management
3 25 (6.23%) Incident Management
4 22 (5.49%) Service Management
5 21 (5.24%) Change Control
6 18 (4.49%) CRM
7 15 (3.74%) Migration
7 15 (3.74%) Problem Management
8 14 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (2.74%) ERP
11 9 (2.24%) Configuration Management
11 9 (2.24%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (2.24%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (2.24%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (1.75%) Project Management
12 7 (1.75%) Risk Assessment
12 7 (1.75%) Information Security
12 7 (1.75%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 84 (20.95%) SQL
2 18 (4.49%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.74%) Perl
3 11 (2.74%) Bash Shell
4 7 (1.75%) Shell Script
5 6 (1.50%) PHP
6 5 (1.25%) C
7 4 (1.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.75%) VBScript
8 3 (0.75%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.25%) C#
9 1 (0.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 99 (24.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (13.47%) MCSE
3 36 (8.98%) Citrix Certification
3 36 (8.98%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (8.73%) CCNA
5 32 (7.98%) MCP
6 29 (7.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 27 (6.73%) MCTS
8 26 (6.48%) MCITP
8 26 (6.48%) MCSA
9 21 (5.24%) CCA
10 16 (3.99%) Security Cleared
11 14 (3.49%) Degree
11 14 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (2.99%) NCDA
13 8 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.25%) SC Cleared
15 4 (1.00%) CCENT
15 4 (1.00%) CCNP
16 2 (0.50%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (10.22%) SLA
2 19 (4.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.99%) QA
4 6 (1.50%) BS7799
5 4 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) GMP
6 1 (0.25%) GLP
System Software
1 126 (31.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (22.69%) Hyper-V
3 60 (14.96%) vSphere
4 47 (11.72%) XenApp
5 29 (7.23%) XenDesktop
6 8 (2.00%) XenServer
6 8 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (2.00%) VMware ESX
6 8 (2.00%) MetaFrame
7 7 (1.75%) NFS
7 7 (1.75%) VMware Server
7 7 (1.75%) Squid
8 5 (1.25%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.25%) Xen
8 5 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (1.00%) UAG
9 4 (1.00%) Varnish
9 4 (1.00%) Postfix
9 4 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 50 (12.47%) SCCM
2 40 (9.98%) SCOM
3 12 (2.99%) Backup Exec
3 12 (2.99%) Nagios
4 10 (2.49%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (2.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (1.75%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.25%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.00%) Puppet
8 4 (1.00%) Cacti
8 4 (1.00%) DameWare
8 4 (1.00%) MOM
9 3 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.75%) WSUS
10 2 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.50%) SCSM
10 2 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 239 (59.60%) Microsoft
2 177 (44.14%) VMware
3 120 (29.93%) Citrix
4 78 (19.45%) Cisco
5 56 (13.97%) NetApp
6 42 (10.47%) HP
7 26 (6.48%) McAfee
8 24 (5.99%) Dell
9 16 (3.99%) Apple
10 15 (3.74%) EMC
11 14 (3.49%) Symantec
12 13 (3.24%) Oracle
13 12 (2.99%) Avaya
14 11 (2.74%) Juniper
14 11 (2.74%) Red Hat
15 10 (2.49%) Veeam
16 9 (2.24%) Sophos
16 9 (2.24%) AppSense
17 8 (2.00%) Fujitsu
17 8 (2.00%) SolarWinds
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Training and Certifications
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: £38-55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: 60,000 - 85,000
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + on call
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Salary: £12 per hour + Study support and bonuses
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £19000 - £25000 per annum
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