The first table below looks at the demand for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 31 13
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1 3 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.73% 1.00% 13.98%
As % of the System Software category 12.50% 16.67% 52.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 33
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £33,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
System Software Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
8 18 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.84% 6.02% 26.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 63
Average salary £62,500 £77,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.35% +72.22%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in the Midlands

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (75.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Cacti
2 3 (75.00%) XenApp
2 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (75.00%) IAG
2 3 (75.00%) UAG
2 3 (75.00%) Lync
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) EMC
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) NetApp
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) ISA Server
2 3 (75.00%) Symantec
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (75.00%) Lync
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (75.00%) IIS
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) COM
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Network Monitoring
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) XenApp
1 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (75.00%) Forefront TMG
1 3 (75.00%) IAG
1 3 (75.00%) UAG
1 3 (75.00%) ISA Server
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (75.00%) Cacti
2 3 (75.00%) WSUS
3 1 (25.00%) SCDPM
3 1 (25.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (25.00%) SCSM
3 1 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) EMC
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) NetApp
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Symantec
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco