The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 47 48 56
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 382 347 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.08% 5.11% 4.56%
As % of the System Software category 51.34% 61.63% 53.47%
Number of salaries quoted 331 286 290
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,000 £19,925
10% offered a salary of more than £49,400 £45,000 £42,500
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 North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
744 563 606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.89% 8.30% 8.53%
Number of salaries quoted 610 462 517
Average salary £34,500 £36,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.82% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in the North West

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in the North West

Active Directory
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Manchester +3 218 £32,250 +7.50% 56
Cheshire +3 103 £32,500 +18.18% 13
Merseyside +11 33 £29,250 -27.77% 4
Lancashire -19 14 £22,500 -3.22% 8
Cumbria +7 13 £42,500 +54.54% 3
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 603 (80.83%) Windows
2 408 (54.69%) Microsoft
3 287 (38.47%) VMware
4 267 (35.79%) MS Exchange
5 257 (34.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 226 (30.29%) ITIL
7 219 (29.36%) Citrix
8 211 (28.28%) MS Excel
9 179 (23.99%) SAN
10 178 (23.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 174 (23.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 173 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
13 162 (21.72%) Windows Server 2003
14 160 (21.45%) DNS
15 155 (20.78%) Hyper-V
16 151 (20.24%) Windows 7
17 146 (19.57%) MS Office
18 140 (18.77%) TCP/IP
19 125 (16.76%) WAN
20 123 (16.49%) LAN
20 123 (16.49%) Cisco
21 105 (14.08%) SQL
22 101 (13.54%) Firewall
23 99 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2010
24 97 (13.00%) DHCP
25 95 (12.73%) Windows XP
26 91 (12.20%) MCSE
27 89 (11.93%) SQL Server
28 88 (11.80%) XenApp
29 87 (11.66%) IIS

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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
1 267 (35.79%) MS Exchange
2 99 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 87 (11.66%) IIS
4 86 (11.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 66 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 65 (8.71%) SharePoint
7 39 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 33 (4.42%) Lync
9 12 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (1.34%) Apache
11 8 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (0.94%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
14 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.40%) TPMS
15 2 (0.27%) Oracle Application Server
15 2 (0.27%) Site Server
15 2 (0.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 211 (28.28%) MS Excel
2 146 (19.57%) MS Office
3 10 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) Revit
4 2 (0.27%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.13%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 9 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.27%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.13%) Bond Adapt
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 61 (8.18%) Office 365
2 8 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.54%) IaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.27%) Route 53
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 179 (23.99%) SAN
2 160 (21.45%) DNS
3 140 (18.77%) TCP/IP
4 125 (16.76%) WAN
5 123 (16.49%) LAN
6 101 (13.54%) Firewall
7 97 (13.00%) DHCP
8 83 (11.13%) NAS
9 77 (10.32%) VPN
10 61 (8.18%) VoIP
11 34 (4.56%) SMTP
12 33 (4.42%) Network Security
13 29 (3.89%) LDAP
13 29 (3.89%) VLAN
14 27 (3.62%) Internet
15 24 (3.22%) NetScaler
16 18 (2.41%) iSCSI
16 18 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
17 15 (2.01%) Wireless
17 15 (2.01%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.41%) MySQL
3 16 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.80%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.27%) MS Access
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.13%) DataEase
Development Applications
1 5 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (0.67%) LoadRunner
2 4 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.40%) Subversion
4 2 (0.27%) JIRA
5 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.13%) FrontPage
General
1 82 (10.99%) Finance
2 21 (2.82%) Law
3 19 (2.55%) Marketing
3 19 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.01%) Legal
5 10 (1.34%) Banking
6 8 (1.07%) Retail
6 8 (1.07%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.07%) Back Office
7 5 (0.67%) Advertising
7 5 (0.67%) Games
7 5 (0.67%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.40%) Greek Language
8 3 (0.40%) Polish Language
9 2 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.13%) French Language
10 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 189 (25.34%) Analyst
2 108 (14.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 86 (11.53%) Support Engineer
4 79 (10.59%) Support Analyst
5 70 (9.38%) Service Analyst
6 59 (7.91%) Service Desk Analyst
6 59 (7.91%) IT Support
7 58 (7.77%) 2nd Line Support
8 39 (5.23%) Administrator
9 35 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
10 33 (4.42%) 1st Line Support
11 31 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
12 29 (3.89%) Systems Administrator
13 27 (3.62%) IT Support Analyst
14 23 (3.08%) Technical Support
15 22 (2.95%) Support Technician
15 22 (2.95%) Citrix Engineer
16 21 (2.82%) Help Desk Analyst
16 21 (2.82%) Team Leader
16 21 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (5.90%) .NET
2 17 (2.28%) HTML
3 11 (1.47%) CSS
4 9 (1.21%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.67%) Web Services
6 4 (0.54%) Memcached
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.27%) Middleware
7 2 (0.27%) J2EE
8 1 (0.13%) COM
8 1 (0.13%) XML
8 1 (0.13%) EDI
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.13%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.13%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.43%) Clustering
2 45 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 28 (3.75%) Blackberry
5 21 (2.82%) Thin Client
5 21 (2.82%) Fat Client
6 17 (2.28%) User Experience
7 10 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.34%) iPhone
8 9 (1.21%) Replication
8 9 (1.21%) PKI
9 7 (0.94%) EqualLogic
10 6 (0.80%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.80%) VLE
11 5 (0.67%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.54%) Life Science
12 4 (0.54%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.40%) Xbox
13 3 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.40%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 603 (80.83%) Windows
2 257 (34.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 174 (23.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 162 (21.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 151 (20.24%) Windows 7
6 95 (12.73%) Windows XP
7 80 (10.72%) Linux
8 48 (6.43%) Windows 8
9 32 (4.29%) UNIX
10 17 (2.28%) Windows 2000
11 15 (2.01%) Solaris
12 13 (1.74%) Windows Vista
13 12 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (1.47%) AIX
14 11 (1.47%) Mac OS X
14 11 (1.47%) Android
15 10 (1.34%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.80%) CentOS
16 6 (0.80%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (30.29%) ITIL
2 64 (8.58%) Migration
3 48 (6.43%) Change Management
4 41 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 41 (5.50%) Incident Management
5 37 (4.96%) Service Management
6 34 (4.56%) Service Delivery
7 32 (4.29%) Mentoring
8 30 (4.02%) Problem Management
9 26 (3.49%) Load Balancing
10 22 (2.95%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (2.68%) Performance Tuning
12 19 (2.55%) Project Management
12 19 (2.55%) Change Control
13 18 (2.41%) Test Scripting
13 18 (2.41%) CRM
13 18 (2.41%) Business Continuity
13 18 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
14 17 (2.28%) Information Security
15 16 (2.14%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 105 (14.08%) SQL
2 59 (7.91%) PowerShell
3 35 (4.69%) Perl
4 32 (4.29%) VB.NET
5 15 (2.01%) C
6 10 (1.34%) PHP
7 9 (1.21%) C#
7 9 (1.21%) VB
8 8 (1.07%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.94%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.94%) C++
10 6 (0.80%) VBScript
11 3 (0.40%) Python
11 3 (0.40%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.40%) Java
12 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 178 (23.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (12.20%) MCSE
3 67 (8.98%) MCSA
3 67 (8.98%) MCITP
4 58 (7.77%) Citrix Certification
5 51 (6.84%) MCP
6 46 (6.17%) CCA
7 39 (5.23%) CCNA
7 39 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (5.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 36 (4.83%) Degree
10 35 (4.69%) MCTS
11 31 (4.16%) Security Cleared
12 27 (3.62%) SC Cleared
12 27 (3.62%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.94%) A+ Certification
14 7 (0.94%) ISEB
15 6 (0.80%) CCEA
15 6 (0.80%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (8.71%) SLA
2 22 (2.95%) QA
3 19 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.34%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) BS7799
6 1 (0.13%) GMP
6 1 (0.13%) GLP
System Software
1 173 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 155 (20.78%) Hyper-V
3 88 (11.80%) XenApp
4 72 (9.65%) vSphere
5 51 (6.84%) XenDesktop
6 29 (3.89%) Terminal Services
7 26 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (2.82%) VMware ESX
9 15 (2.01%) NFS
10 14 (1.88%) XenServer
11 11 (1.47%) MetaFrame
12 10 (1.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 7 (0.94%) Squid
14 5 (0.67%) Xen
14 5 (0.67%) DFS Replication
15 4 (0.54%) Varnish
15 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.54%) Postfix
15 4 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.40%) Samba
Systems Management
1 56 (7.51%) SCCM
2 32 (4.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 23 (3.08%) SCOM
4 19 (2.55%) Backup Exec
5 16 (2.14%) SCVMM
6 15 (2.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 12 (1.61%) WSUS
8 11 (1.47%) Nagios
9 9 (1.21%) HP SIM
10 6 (0.80%) SCDPM
10 6 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.54%) Puppet
12 4 (0.54%) Windows Intune
12 4 (0.54%) Icinga
12 4 (0.54%) DameWare
13 3 (0.40%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 408 (54.69%) Microsoft
2 287 (38.47%) VMware
3 219 (29.36%) Citrix
4 123 (16.49%) Cisco
5 79 (10.59%) HP
6 63 (8.45%) Dell
7 58 (7.77%) NetApp
8 50 (6.70%) Symantec
9 30 (4.02%) McAfee
10 26 (3.49%) EMC
11 25 (3.35%) Oracle
11 25 (3.35%) Apple
12 22 (2.95%) IronPort
13 17 (2.28%) Sophos
14 16 (2.14%) Juniper
15 15 (2.01%) IBM
16 12 (1.61%) Red Hat
16 12 (1.61%) ProCurve
17 11 (1.47%) AppSense
18 10 (1.34%) SolarWinds
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