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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 44 45 47
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 355 360 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.45% 5.02% 5.07%
As % of the System Software category 53.87% 51.06% 61.49%
Number of salaries quoted 290 295 318
Average salary £29,000 £29,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.69% -15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,950 £19,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
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
659 705 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.12% 9.83% 8.24%
Number of salaries quoted 511 580 499
Average salary £35,250 £33,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.22% -10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £22,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- -1.31%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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
Manchester +3 191 £31,000 +3.33% 31
Cheshire +5 110 £26,021 -3.62% 21
Lancashire 0 26 £22,250 -25.83% 5
Merseyside +7 25 £32,750 -6.42% 11
Cumbria -5 3 £27,000 +3.84% 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 623 (88.37%) Windows
2 373 (52.91%) Microsoft
3 325 (46.10%) VMware
4 284 (40.28%) MS Exchange
5 231 (32.77%) DNS
6 222 (31.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 217 (30.78%) Citrix
8 193 (27.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 188 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 183 (25.96%) ITIL
11 182 (25.82%) DHCP
12 181 (25.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 176 (24.96%) Cisco
14 171 (24.26%) Windows 7
15 168 (23.83%) MS Excel
16 164 (23.26%) MS Office
17 151 (21.42%) Exchange Server 2010
18 147 (20.85%) TCP/IP
19 132 (18.72%) VPN
20 130 (18.44%) SAN
21 125 (17.73%) Windows Server 2003
22 123 (17.45%) LAN
23 121 (17.16%) Hyper-V
24 120 (17.02%) Firewall
25 116 (16.45%) WAN
26 109 (15.46%) SQL Server
27 102 (14.47%) SQL
28 97 (13.76%) MCSE
28 97 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2013
29 89 (12.62%) MCITP

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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
1 284 (40.28%) MS Exchange
2 151 (21.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 97 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 74 (10.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 70 (9.93%) SharePoint
6 58 (8.23%) IIS
7 36 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 28 (3.97%) Lync
9 17 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 15 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.57%) Drupal
14 4 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
14 4 (0.57%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.57%) Oracle 9iAS
15 3 (0.43%) Apache
15 3 (0.43%) WordPress
16 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 168 (23.83%) MS Excel
2 164 (23.26%) MS Office
3 9 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.43%) ProjectWise
6 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.14%) MS Project
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.43%) Primavera
4 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.28%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 58 (8.23%) Office 365
2 21 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.57%) SaaS
6 3 (0.43%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.28%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 231 (32.77%) DNS
2 182 (25.82%) DHCP
3 147 (20.85%) TCP/IP
4 132 (18.72%) VPN
5 130 (18.44%) SAN
6 123 (17.45%) LAN
7 120 (17.02%) Firewall
8 116 (16.45%) WAN
9 63 (8.94%) VoIP
10 55 (7.80%) VLAN
11 44 (6.24%) Wireless
12 34 (4.82%) Internet
13 33 (4.68%) NAS
14 22 (3.12%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (2.98%) MPLS
15 21 (2.98%) FTP
15 21 (2.98%) Network Security
16 20 (2.84%) SSL
17 19 (2.70%) IPv4
18 18 (2.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.99%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.28%) MySQL
8 6 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.57%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (0.57%) Big Data
11 3 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.43%) Informix
11 3 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.28%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.14%) MS Access
13 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 16 (2.27%) MSI
General
1 65 (9.22%) Finance
2 22 (3.12%) Retail
3 21 (2.98%) Law
4 20 (2.84%) Legal
5 19 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 19 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.28%) Advertising
8 6 (0.85%) Back Office
8 6 (0.85%) Marketing
9 2 (0.28%) Publishing
10 1 (0.14%) Games
10 1 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 151 (21.42%) Support Engineer
2 137 (19.43%) Analyst
3 103 (14.61%) IT Support
4 97 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 74 (10.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 72 (10.21%) Support Analyst
7 64 (9.08%) 3rd Line Support
8 47 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
9 38 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 37 (5.25%) 1st Line Support
11 35 (4.96%) Service Analyst
12 34 (4.82%) Service Desk Analyst
13 33 (4.68%) Team Leader
14 31 (4.40%) Administrator
14 31 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 30 (4.26%) Desktop Support
16 29 (4.11%) Support Technician
17 27 (3.83%) Architect
18 24 (3.40%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
19 23 (3.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.27%) .NET
2 12 (1.70%) HTML
3 11 (1.56%) Web Services
4 9 (1.28%) XML
5 7 (0.99%) CSS
6 6 (0.85%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.85%) COM
7 4 (0.57%) J2EE
7 4 (0.57%) Ajax
7 4 (0.57%) jQuery
8 3 (0.43%) WebCenter
8 3 (0.43%) Middleware
9 2 (0.28%) XMPP
9 2 (0.28%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.28%) EDI
10 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.14%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 51 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.54%) Blackberry
4 25 (3.55%) Clustering
5 22 (3.12%) Client/Server
6 18 (2.55%) Replication
7 15 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.13%) iPhone
8 13 (1.84%) Fat Client
8 13 (1.84%) Thin Client
9 10 (1.42%) iPad
10 9 (1.28%) FlexPod
10 9 (1.28%) Life Science
11 8 (1.13%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.99%) EPoS
13 6 (0.85%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.57%) Social Media
14 4 (0.57%) User Experience
15 3 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 623 (88.37%) Windows
2 222 (31.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 181 (25.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 171 (24.26%) Windows 7
5 125 (17.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 87 (12.34%) Windows XP
6 87 (12.34%) Windows 8
7 46 (6.52%) Linux
8 23 (3.26%) Android
9 21 (2.98%) Mac OS X
10 19 (2.70%) Windows Vista
11 14 (1.99%) UNIX
12 10 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (0.99%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.57%) AIX
14 4 (0.57%) Solaris
14 4 (0.57%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.57%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.28%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (25.96%) ITIL
2 51 (7.23%) Migration
3 45 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 43 (6.10%) Incident Management
5 33 (4.68%) Mentoring
6 30 (4.26%) Business Continuity
7 28 (3.97%) Service Delivery
8 26 (3.69%) Service Management
9 23 (3.26%) Change Management
10 22 (3.12%) CRM
10 22 (3.12%) Root Cause Analysis
11 21 (2.98%) Problem Management
12 20 (2.84%) Project Management
13 19 (2.70%) Time Management
14 18 (2.55%) Software Deployment
15 17 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (2.13%) Line Management
17 14 (1.99%) Mobile Device Management
18 13 (1.84%) Service Desk Management
18 13 (1.84%) Application Discovery
Programming Languages
1 102 (14.47%) SQL
2 67 (9.50%) PowerShell
3 19 (2.70%) VBScript
3 19 (2.70%) VB
4 13 (1.84%) C#
5 11 (1.56%) T-SQL
6 6 (0.85%) VBA
6 6 (0.85%) PHP
7 5 (0.71%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.57%) Perl
8 4 (0.57%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.57%) C
8 4 (0.57%) Java
8 4 (0.57%) ActionScript
9 3 (0.43%) Prolog
9 3 (0.43%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.28%) R
10 2 (0.28%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.14%) VC++
11 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 193 (27.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (13.76%) MCSE
3 89 (12.62%) MCITP
4 79 (11.21%) Degree
5 73 (10.35%) MCP
6 65 (9.22%) Cisco Certification
7 58 (8.23%) MCSA
8 57 (8.09%) CCNA
9 52 (7.38%) MCTS
10 39 (5.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 21 (2.98%) MCDST
12 17 (2.41%) CCNP
13 14 (1.99%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (1.84%) CCA
14 13 (1.84%) CCENT
15 12 (1.70%) NCDA
15 12 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (1.56%) HND
16 11 (1.56%) JNCIA
17 10 (1.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (9.08%) SLA
2 9 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.71%) QA
4 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) GMP
6 1 (0.14%) GLP
System Software
1 188 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 121 (17.16%) Hyper-V
3 53 (7.52%) XenDesktop
4 50 (7.09%) vSphere
5 47 (6.67%) XenApp
6 25 (3.55%) VMware ESX
7 22 (3.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 20 (2.84%) XenServer
9 19 (2.70%) Terminal Services
10 13 (1.84%) Terminal Server
11 11 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (1.13%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.71%) vCloud
14 2 (0.28%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.28%) Firmware
15 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.14%) Xen
15 1 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 81 (11.49%) SCCM
2 23 (3.26%) SCOM
2 23 (3.26%) WSUS
3 12 (1.70%) Backup Exec
4 11 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (0.99%) SCOrch
6 6 (0.85%) XenMobile
7 4 (0.57%) cPanel
7 4 (0.57%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.43%) OVSD
8 3 (0.43%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.43%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.43%) OpenView
8 3 (0.43%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.43%) Nagios
8 3 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.28%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 373 (52.91%) Microsoft
2 325 (46.10%) VMware
3 217 (30.78%) Citrix
4 176 (24.96%) Cisco
5 83 (11.77%) HP
6 62 (8.79%) NetApp
7 49 (6.95%) Dell
8 37 (5.25%) Oracle
9 32 (4.54%) Apple
10 25 (3.55%) AppSense
11 23 (3.26%) IBM
12 21 (2.98%) Juniper
13 19 (2.70%) Symantec
14 18 (2.55%) McAfee
14 18 (2.55%) Avaya
15 11 (1.56%) EMC
16 10 (1.42%) Veeam
17 8 (1.13%) SonicWALL
17 8 (1.13%) Sophos
18 7 (0.99%) Intel
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £82000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Connectus
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newton-Le-Willows, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per month
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 16 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum plus on call, overtime and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Clayton Group
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus car and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + On call allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago