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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 57 35 58
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +23
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 175 240 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.34% 6.34% 4.02%
As % of the System Software category 47.04% 71.64% 50.49%
Number of salaries quoted 150 212 141
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
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
372 335 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 9.23% 8.84% 7.96%
Number of salaries quoted 297 293 265
Average salary £33,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.98% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 16 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 16 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 -11 9 £33,000 +14.78% 1
Bolton -3 6 £20,000 -27.27% 2
Rochdale -11 1 £25,000 -45.05% 2
Wigan -11 1 £37,500 +13.63% 1
Altrincham -13 1 £47,500 +15.85% 1
Bury -15 1 £19,000 -57.77%
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 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.

1 322 (80.90%) Windows
2 230 (57.79%) Microsoft
3 180 (45.23%) VMware
4 155 (38.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 140 (35.18%) ITIL
6 138 (34.67%) MS Exchange
7 123 (30.90%) Citrix
7 123 (30.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 111 (27.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 109 (27.39%) MS Excel
10 104 (26.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 101 (25.38%) Hyper-V
12 92 (23.12%) Windows 7
13 89 (22.36%) WAN
14 85 (21.36%) Microsoft Certification
15 82 (20.60%) LAN
16 81 (20.35%) SQL
17 78 (19.60%) SAN
17 78 (19.60%) Cisco
18 69 (17.34%) SQL Server
18 69 (17.34%) MS Office
19 67 (16.83%) vSphere
20 64 (16.08%) Exchange Server 2010
21 63 (15.83%) DNS
22 61 (15.33%) XenApp
23 59 (14.82%) NetApp
24 58 (14.57%) SharePoint
25 50 (12.56%) Firewall
25 50 (12.56%) Linux
26 49 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2007

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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
1 138 (34.67%) MS Exchange
2 64 (16.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 58 (14.57%) SharePoint
4 49 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 47 (11.81%) IIS
6 38 (9.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (4.27%) Lync
9 7 (1.76%) Apache
10 6 (1.51%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.26%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.75%) TPMS
14 2 (0.50%) Confluence
14 2 (0.50%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.50%) Site Server
15 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 109 (27.39%) MS Excel
2 69 (17.34%) MS Office
3 6 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.50%) Revit
4 2 (0.50%) SketchUp
4 2 (0.50%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.75%) Bond Adapt
2 3 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 48 (12.06%) Office 365
2 2 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.50%) Route 53
2 2 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.25%) IaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 89 (22.36%) WAN
2 82 (20.60%) LAN
3 78 (19.60%) SAN
4 63 (15.83%) DNS
5 50 (12.56%) Firewall
6 48 (12.06%) TCP/IP
7 42 (10.55%) DHCP
8 35 (8.79%) NAS
8 35 (8.79%) VPN
9 23 (5.78%) VoIP
10 20 (5.03%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (4.52%) NetScaler
11 18 (4.52%) VLAN
12 15 (3.77%) Internet
13 12 (3.02%) Network Security
14 11 (2.76%) iSCSI
15 10 (2.51%) LDAP
16 9 (2.26%) Wireless
17 8 (2.01%) Cisco Nexus
17 8 (2.01%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (17.34%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.26%) MySQL
6 7 (1.76%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.76%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.26%) Sybase ASA
8 4 (1.01%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Subversion
2 2 (0.50%) JIRA
3 1 (0.25%) FrontPage
3 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (9.55%) Finance
2 14 (3.52%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.02%) Retail
4 11 (2.76%) Law
5 7 (1.76%) Legal
5 7 (1.76%) Greek Language
5 7 (1.76%) Polish Language
6 5 (1.26%) Banking
7 3 (0.75%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.25%) Billing
8 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 107 (26.88%) Analyst
2 70 (17.59%) Support Engineer
3 58 (14.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (10.05%) Support Analyst
5 39 (9.80%) Service Analyst
6 37 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
7 31 (7.79%) IT Support
8 28 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
9 26 (6.53%) 3rd Line Support
10 24 (6.03%) Administrator
11 22 (5.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 16 (4.02%) Citrix Engineer
13 15 (3.77%) IT Support Analyst
14 14 (3.52%) Consultant
15 13 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
16 12 (3.02%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 12 (3.02%) Network Support
17 11 (2.76%) Systems Administrator
17 11 (2.76%) Network Engineer
17 11 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.02%) .NET
2 10 (2.51%) HTML
3 9 (2.26%) CSS
3 9 (2.26%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.01%) Memcached
5 3 (0.75%) COM
6 2 (0.50%) Web Services
7 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.02%) Clustering
3 14 (3.52%) Blackberry
4 12 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.76%) EqualLogic
6 8 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.76%) Replication
7 7 (1.76%) iPhone
8 6 (1.51%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.26%) Statistics
10 4 (1.01%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.01%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.01%) FlexPod
10 4 (1.01%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.75%) CLARiiON
12 2 (0.50%) PKI
12 2 (0.50%) User Experience
12 2 (0.50%) EPoS
12 2 (0.50%) NHS
12 2 (0.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 322 (80.90%) Windows
2 155 (38.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 111 (27.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 104 (26.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 92 (23.12%) Windows 7
6 50 (12.56%) Linux
7 46 (11.56%) Windows XP
8 31 (7.79%) Windows 8
9 21 (5.28%) UNIX
10 12 (3.02%) Solaris
11 11 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (2.26%) Android
13 8 (2.01%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.51%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.26%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.26%) CentOS
16 4 (1.01%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.75%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (35.18%) ITIL
2 30 (7.54%) Service Delivery
3 27 (6.78%) Incident Management
4 24 (6.03%) Change Management
5 22 (5.53%) Service Management
6 19 (4.77%) Problem Management
6 19 (4.77%) Mentoring
7 18 (4.52%) CRM
8 17 (4.27%) Change Control
9 16 (4.02%) Migration
10 15 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (3.52%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (2.76%) ERP
13 10 (2.51%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (2.51%) Coaching
13 10 (2.51%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (2.26%) Business Continuity
14 9 (2.26%) Capacity Planning
15 8 (2.01%) Information Security
16 6 (1.51%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (20.35%) SQL
2 19 (4.77%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.76%) Perl
3 11 (2.76%) Bash Shell
4 7 (1.76%) Shell Script
5 6 (1.51%) PHP
6 5 (1.26%) C
7 4 (1.01%) 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 85 (21.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (11.81%) MCSE
3 44 (11.06%) Citrix Certification
4 34 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (8.29%) CCNA
6 31 (7.79%) CCA
6 31 (7.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (6.53%) MCP
8 25 (6.28%) MCSA
8 25 (6.28%) MCITP
9 18 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (4.27%) MCTS
11 16 (4.02%) Degree
12 13 (3.27%) Security Cleared
13 10 (2.51%) NCDA
14 8 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (1.51%) SC Cleared
16 4 (1.01%) VCP4
17 3 (0.75%) CCEA
17 3 (0.75%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.80%) SLA
2 19 (4.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (3.02%) QA
4 6 (1.51%) BS7799
5 4 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) GMP
6 1 (0.25%) GLP
System Software
1 123 (30.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (25.38%) Hyper-V
3 67 (16.83%) vSphere
4 61 (15.33%) XenApp
5 38 (9.55%) XenDesktop
6 11 (2.76%) VMware ESX
7 10 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.26%) NFS
8 9 (2.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (2.01%) XenServer
9 8 (2.01%) MetaFrame
10 7 (1.76%) Squid
11 6 (1.51%) VMware Server
12 5 (1.26%) Terminal Services
13 4 (1.01%) Postfix
13 4 (1.01%) Xen
13 4 (1.01%) Varnish
14 3 (0.75%) Samba
14 3 (0.75%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.75%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 43 (10.80%) SCCM
2 31 (7.79%) SCOM
3 13 (3.27%) Backup Exec
3 13 (3.27%) Nagios
4 7 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.51%) SCVMM
6 5 (1.26%) SCDPM
6 5 (1.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (1.26%) WSUS
7 4 (1.01%) Cacti
7 4 (1.01%) Puppet
7 4 (1.01%) Icinga
7 4 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.01%) DameWare
8 3 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 230 (57.79%) Microsoft
2 180 (45.23%) VMware
3 123 (30.90%) Citrix
4 78 (19.60%) Cisco
5 59 (14.82%) NetApp
6 38 (9.55%) HP
7 22 (5.53%) McAfee
8 20 (5.03%) Dell
9 16 (4.02%) EMC
10 14 (3.52%) Symantec
10 14 (3.52%) Juniper
10 14 (3.52%) Oracle
11 11 (2.76%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.76%) Veeam
12 10 (2.51%) Sophos
13 9 (2.26%) SolarWinds
14 8 (2.01%) Apple
14 8 (2.01%) AppSense
14 8 (2.01%) Mitel
15 7 (1.76%) Fujitsu
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