The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 41 44
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 26 30 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.09% 4.60% 3.93%
As % of the System Software category 63.41% 38.46% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 21 25 15
Average salary £33,000 £36,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.96% +20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £19,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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 Merseyside region.

System Software Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
41 78 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.02% 11.96% 6.54%
Number of salaries quoted 29 67 25
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £24,000 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in Merseyside

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Active Directory
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
Liverpool +10 20 £32,500 -27.77% 9
Birkenhead +7 2 £33,000 +46.66%
Wirral - 1 £37,500 -
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 24 (52.17%) VMware
3 22 (47.83%) Citrix
4 19 (41.30%) DNS
4 19 (41.30%) ITIL
5 17 (36.96%) MS Exchange
6 15 (32.61%) DHCP
6 15 (32.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (30.43%) LAN
7 14 (30.43%) MS Office
7 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (28.26%) WAN
8 13 (28.26%) SCCM
9 12 (26.09%) SQL
9 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
10 10 (21.74%) SharePoint
10 10 (21.74%) SAN
11 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (19.57%) CCNA
11 9 (19.57%) MCITP
12 8 (17.39%) Finance
12 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (17.39%) MCSE
12 8 (17.39%) IIS
12 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
12 8 (17.39%) VPN
12 8 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 17 (36.96%) MS Exchange
2 12 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (21.74%) SharePoint
4 8 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (17.39%) IIS
5 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.17%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 14 (30.43%) MS Office
2 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 19 (41.30%) DNS
2 15 (32.61%) DHCP
3 14 (30.43%) LAN
4 13 (28.26%) WAN
5 10 (21.74%) SAN
6 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
6 8 (17.39%) VPN
7 6 (13.04%) FTP
8 5 (10.87%) VoIP
9 4 (8.70%) SSL
9 4 (8.70%) Firewall
9 4 (8.70%) VLAN
10 3 (6.52%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (6.52%) IPsec
10 3 (6.52%) iSCSI
10 3 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (6.52%) FCoE
10 3 (6.52%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (6.52%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (6.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) Informix
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Legal
3 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Analyst
2 9 (19.57%) Support Analyst
2 9 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) IT Support
4 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) IT Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Desktop Support
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Support Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Support
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
1 2 (4.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Blackberry
1 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) FlexPod
2 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Replication
3 1 (2.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
5 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (10.87%) Windows XP
7 3 (6.52%) Windows Vista
7 3 (6.52%) UNIX
8 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.35%) Android
9 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) ITIL
2 5 (10.87%) Patch Management
3 3 (6.52%) Security Patching
3 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.52%) Business Continuity
3 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.52%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (6.52%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (4.35%) Security Testing
4 2 (4.35%) Time Management
4 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.35%) Validation
4 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.35%) People Management
4 2 (4.35%) Logistics
5 1 (2.17%) Server Building
5 1 (2.17%) Migration
5 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (19.57%) CCNA
2 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (19.57%) MCITP
3 8 (17.39%) MCSE
4 5 (10.87%) MCP
4 5 (10.87%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (8.70%) CCA
5 4 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (6.52%) CCNP
7 2 (4.35%) MCDST
7 2 (4.35%) MCTS
8 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) XenDesktop
1 7 (15.22%) vSphere
2 6 (13.04%) XenApp
3 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.17%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (28.26%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) SCOM
3 3 (6.52%) OVSD
3 3 (6.52%) WSUS
3 3 (6.52%) OpenView
3 3 (6.52%) Tivoli
3 3 (6.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (6.52%) Nagios
4 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) Microsoft
1 24 (52.17%) VMware
2 22 (47.83%) Citrix
3 5 (10.87%) HP
3 5 (10.87%) Cisco
4 4 (8.70%) Oracle
4 4 (8.70%) Apple
5 3 (6.52%) Riverbed
5 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds
5 3 (6.52%) Meraki
5 3 (6.52%) NetApp
5 3 (6.52%) IBM
6 2 (4.35%) Avaya
6 2 (4.35%) Sage
6 2 (4.35%) AppSense
7 1 (2.17%) Veeam
7 1 (2.17%) McAfee
7 1 (2.17%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.17%) Juniper
7 1 (2.17%) Dell
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