The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 24 18 27
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 3 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.19% 3.92% 2.83%
As % of the System Software category 42.86% 47.06% 20.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 7
Average salary £35,000 £77,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-54.83% +72.22%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
Active Directory
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

System Software Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
7 17 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.11% 8.33% 13.77%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 23
Average salary £35,000 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.36% +22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 19 December 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) NetApp
2 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) SAN
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (42.86%) XenApp
3 3 (42.86%) XenServer
3 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
3 3 (42.86%) vSphere
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity
3 3 (42.86%) Network Design
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) AS400
4 2 (28.57%) iSeries
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) SCOM
5 1 (14.29%) SCVMM

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Support Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) AS400 Operator
3 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) AS400
1 2 (28.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity
1 3 (42.86%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
1 3 (42.86%) XenApp
1 3 (42.86%) XenServer
1 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
1 3 (42.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
1 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
1 1 (14.29%) SCDPM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOrch
1 1 (14.29%) SCSM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) NetApp
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) IBM