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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 3 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.52% 3.21% 2.55%
As % of the System Software category 13.64% 20.59% 17.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 5
Average salary £29,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +3.07%
System Software Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
22 34 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.11% 15.60% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 15 26 39
Average salary £29,000 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.00% -4.76%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 16 April 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
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (57.14%) XenApp
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) SLA
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 4 (57.14%) NetApp
2 4 (57.14%) Symantec
3 3 (42.86%) ISA Server
3 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (42.86%) VoIP
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) IIS
3 3 (42.86%) COM
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) EMC
3 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
3 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
3 3 (42.86%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (42.86%) IAG
3 3 (42.86%) UAG

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (42.86%) IIS
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (42.86%) Lync
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (42.86%) VoIP
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) COM
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) MOF
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) XenApp
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (42.86%) ISA Server
2 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
2 3 (42.86%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (42.86%) IAG
2 3 (42.86%) UAG
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 3 (42.86%) Cacti
2 3 (42.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (42.86%) WSUS
3 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
3 1 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) NetApp
2 4 (57.14%) Symantec
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
3 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) Sophos
4 1 (14.29%) VMware