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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 24 30 48
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +18
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 427 479 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 7.50% 6.93% 5.05%
As % of the System Software category 63.35% 64.12% 53.04%
Number of salaries quoted 375 428 309
Average salary £30,000 £32,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
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
674 747 624
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 11.83% 10.81% 9.53%
Number of salaries quoted 552 639 544
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
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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 0 226 £32,500 +3.17% 46
Cheshire +9 123 £27,000 -18.79% 36
Merseyside +18 48 £32,500 +22.64% 12
Lancashire +24 33 £32,500 +10.16% 4
Cumbria -7 1 £40,000 +19.40%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 688 (84.00%) Windows
2 492 (60.07%) Microsoft
3 374 (45.67%) VMware
3 374 (45.67%) Windows Server
4 305 (37.24%) MS Exchange
5 302 (36.87%) ITIL
6 266 (32.48%) Citrix
7 250 (30.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 243 (29.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 236 (28.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 225 (27.47%) Windows 7
11 211 (25.76%) MS Excel
12 188 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
13 177 (21.61%) MS Office
14 175 (21.37%) DNS
15 169 (20.63%) Cisco
16 151 (18.44%) Exchange Server 2010
17 145 (17.70%) SQL Server
18 143 (17.46%) Hyper-V
19 138 (16.85%) LAN
20 135 (16.48%) SQL
20 135 (16.48%) VPN
21 132 (16.12%) WAN
21 132 (16.12%) TCP/IP
21 132 (16.12%) Firewall
22 127 (15.51%) DHCP
23 124 (15.14%) MCSE
24 115 (14.04%) Finance
24 115 (14.04%) SCCM
25 114 (13.92%) Office 365

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 305 (37.24%) MS Exchange
2 151 (18.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 104 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 84 (10.26%) SharePoint
5 78 (9.52%) IIS
6 76 (9.28%) Lync
7 48 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (1.71%) Office Communications Server
11 12 (1.47%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
12 9 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.98%) IBM Notes
13 8 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.73%) TWiki
15 5 (0.61%) WordPress
16 4 (0.49%) CMS
16 4 (0.49%) Tomcat
17 3 (0.37%) Apache
17 3 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 211 (25.76%) MS Excel
2 177 (21.61%) MS Office
3 11 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.37%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.24%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 5 (0.61%) Line 500
2 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) MFGPRO
3 2 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 114 (13.92%) Office 365
2 66 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.59%) SaaS
6 7 (0.85%) IaaS
7 3 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.24%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.24%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.12%) Linode
9 1 (0.12%) PaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 175 (21.37%) DNS
2 138 (16.85%) LAN
3 135 (16.48%) VPN
4 132 (16.12%) Firewall
4 132 (16.12%) TCP/IP
4 132 (16.12%) WAN
5 127 (15.51%) DHCP
6 74 (9.04%) SAN
7 45 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
8 43 (5.25%) Internet
8 43 (5.25%) Remote Desktop
9 41 (5.01%) VLAN
10 39 (4.76%) VoIP
11 21 (2.56%) Wireless
12 19 (2.32%) Broadband
12 19 (2.32%) NAS
13 15 (1.83%) Network Security
14 14 (1.71%) Skype
14 14 (1.71%) SSL
15 13 (1.59%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (17.70%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.34%) MySQL
5 7 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.37%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.61%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.24%) JIRA
4 2 (0.24%) MSI
5 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.12%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.12%) Selenium
5 1 (0.12%) Subversion
5 1 (0.12%) WiX
General
1 115 (14.04%) Finance
2 56 (6.84%) Law
3 47 (5.74%) Legal
4 29 (3.54%) Retail
5 22 (2.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 17 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.59%) Banking
8 13 (1.59%) German Language
9 7 (0.85%) Advertising
10 5 (0.61%) Back Office
11 4 (0.49%) French Language
11 4 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.37%) Marketing
12 3 (0.37%) Publishing
13 2 (0.24%) Turkish Language
14 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.12%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.12%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 241 (29.43%) Analyst
2 125 (15.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 122 (14.90%) Support Engineer
4 110 (13.43%) Support Analyst
5 108 (13.19%) IT Support
6 91 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 91 (11.11%) Service Analyst
7 79 (9.65%) Service Desk Analyst
8 77 (9.40%) IT Engineer
9 62 (7.57%) IT Analyst
10 61 (7.45%) 3rd Line Support
11 50 (6.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 47 (5.74%) IT Support Engineer
13 42 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
14 41 (5.01%) Support Technician
15 40 (4.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 34 (4.15%) Server Support
16 34 (4.15%) Technical Support
17 33 (4.03%) Consultant
18 32 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.47%) .NET
2 9 (1.10%) Web Services
3 5 (0.61%) ASP.NET
3 5 (0.61%) Classic ASP
3 5 (0.61%) CSS
3 5 (0.61%) Flash
4 4 (0.49%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.37%) Hibernate
5 3 (0.37%) Java EE
5 3 (0.37%) JPA
5 3 (0.37%) JSON
5 3 (0.37%) RESTful
5 3 (0.37%) Spring
6 2 (0.24%) LAMP
7 1 (0.12%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.12%) COM
7 1 (0.12%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.18%) Data Centre
2 61 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (6.59%) Blackberry
4 29 (3.54%) iPad
5 28 (3.42%) Clustering
6 25 (3.05%) iPhone
7 24 (2.93%) Fat Client
7 24 (2.93%) Thin Client
8 20 (2.44%) Management Information System
9 19 (2.32%) Driving Licence
10 15 (1.83%) Computer Science
11 13 (1.59%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.59%) FlexPod
12 12 (1.47%) Replication
13 10 (1.22%) EqualLogic
13 10 (1.22%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.73%) HP StoreVirtual
15 6 (0.73%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 688 (84.00%) Windows
2 374 (45.67%) Windows Server
3 250 (30.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 225 (27.47%) Windows 7
5 188 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 112 (13.68%) Windows 8
7 99 (12.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 86 (10.50%) Windows XP
9 42 (5.13%) Windows 10
10 35 (4.27%) Linux
11 32 (3.91%) Mac OS X
12 19 (2.32%) Android
12 19 (2.32%) Unix
13 15 (1.83%) Data ONTAP
14 12 (1.47%) Apple iOS
15 9 (1.10%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.85%) Debian
17 5 (0.61%) Solaris
17 5 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (36.87%) ITIL
2 48 (5.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 48 (5.86%) Incident Management
3 44 (5.37%) Service Management
4 41 (5.01%) Mentoring
5 39 (4.76%) ITIL V3
6 35 (4.27%) Service Delivery
7 34 (4.15%) Project Management
8 33 (4.03%) PRINCE2
9 28 (3.42%) Line Management
10 27 (3.30%) Case Management
10 27 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 27 (3.30%) High Availability
11 26 (3.17%) Change Management
11 26 (3.17%) Migration
11 26 (3.17%) Problem Management
12 23 (2.81%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (2.56%) Defect Tracking
13 21 (2.56%) Document Management
13 21 (2.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 135 (16.48%) SQL
2 56 (6.84%) PowerShell
3 21 (2.56%) C#
4 12 (1.47%) T-SQL
4 12 (1.47%) VBScript
5 8 (0.98%) PHP
5 8 (0.98%) VB
6 7 (0.85%) Java
7 6 (0.73%) C
7 6 (0.73%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.24%) C++
8 2 (0.24%) VC++
9 1 (0.12%) Perl
9 1 (0.12%) R
9 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 236 (28.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (15.14%) MCSE
3 96 (11.72%) MCP
4 82 (10.01%) Degree
5 77 (9.40%) Cisco Certification
6 74 (9.04%) CCNA
7 68 (8.30%) MCITP
8 65 (7.94%) MCSA
9 62 (7.57%) MCTS
10 58 (7.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 48 (5.86%) ITIL Certification
12 36 (4.40%) Citrix Certification
13 34 (4.15%) MCDST
14 20 (2.44%) CCA
15 18 (2.20%) ISEB
16 17 (2.08%) CCNP
17 15 (1.83%) NCDA
18 9 (1.10%) Security Cleared
19 8 (0.98%) MCSD
19 8 (0.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.47%) SLA
2 35 (4.27%) QA
3 6 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.24%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.12%) COBIT
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 243 (29.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 143 (17.46%) Hyper-V
3 48 (5.86%) XenApp
4 32 (3.91%) vSphere
5 28 (3.42%) Terminal Services
6 22 (2.69%) XenDesktop
7 20 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (1.83%) XenServer
9 13 (1.59%) VMware Server
10 8 (0.98%) Terminal Server
11 7 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.85%) Xen
12 6 (0.73%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.61%) VMware ESX
14 3 (0.37%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.24%) Postfix
16 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 1 (0.12%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 115 (14.04%) SCCM
2 37 (4.52%) SCOM
3 15 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
4 13 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (1.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (1.10%) SCOrch
6 9 (1.10%) XenMobile
7 6 (0.73%) ThinApp
8 5 (0.61%) Nagios
8 5 (0.61%) ServiceCenter
9 4 (0.49%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.49%) EdgeSight
9 4 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.49%) WSUS
10 3 (0.37%) AppDNA
10 3 (0.37%) QRadar
10 3 (0.37%) SnapMirror
10 3 (0.37%) SnapVault
10 3 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 492 (60.07%) Microsoft
2 374 (45.67%) VMware
3 266 (32.48%) Citrix
4 169 (20.63%) Cisco
5 71 (8.67%) NetApp
6 57 (6.96%) AppSense
7 55 (6.72%) Dell
8 54 (6.59%) HP
9 41 (5.01%) McAfee
10 38 (4.64%) Symantec
11 31 (3.79%) Oracle
12 25 (3.05%) Apple
13 19 (2.32%) Juniper
14 18 (2.20%) IBM
15 16 (1.95%) Sophos
16 15 (1.83%) SolarWinds
17 12 (1.47%) Avaya
17 12 (1.47%) CheckPoint
17 12 (1.47%) Veeam
18 11 (1.34%) Interwoven
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