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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 36 55 61
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 386 303 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.64% 4.54% 3.86%
As % of the System Software category 53.46% 47.57% 51.90%
Number of salaries quoted 330 272 236
Average salary £32,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.36% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £18,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
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
722 637 553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.54% 9.54% 7.44%
Number of salaries quoted 595 525 426
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,800 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 March 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 March 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 +22 229 £31,000 +12.72% 49
Cheshire +17 98 £37,500 +25.00% 22
Merseyside +3 23 £27,500 - 9
Lancashire -7 21 £37,500 +31.57% 9
Cumbria -3 14 £28,595 -1.39%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 726 (85.61%) Windows
2 467 (55.07%) Microsoft
3 387 (45.64%) VMware
4 325 (38.33%) MS Exchange
5 276 (32.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 260 (30.66%) Citrix
7 243 (28.66%) DNS
8 238 (28.07%) MS Excel
8 238 (28.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 231 (27.24%) ITIL
10 185 (21.82%) LAN
11 182 (21.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 182 (21.46%) MS Office
12 181 (21.34%) TCP/IP
12 181 (21.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 180 (21.23%) Cisco
14 178 (20.99%) WAN
14 178 (20.99%) Windows Server 2012
15 177 (20.87%) Windows 7
16 176 (20.75%) DHCP
17 162 (19.10%) Firewall
18 156 (18.40%) Windows XP
19 153 (18.04%) SQL Server
19 153 (18.04%) SAN
20 149 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2010
21 140 (16.51%) Hyper-V
22 115 (13.56%) SQL
23 106 (12.50%) IIS
24 104 (12.26%) MCSE
25 103 (12.15%) Exchange Server 2013

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 325 (38.33%) MS Exchange
2 149 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 106 (12.50%) IIS
4 103 (12.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 93 (10.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 77 (9.08%) SharePoint
7 49 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2003
8 31 (3.66%) Lync
9 15 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (1.77%) IBM Notes
10 10 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.94%) Lotus Domino
11 8 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.59%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.35%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2000
15 2 (0.24%) Apache
15 2 (0.24%) Documentum
Applications
1 238 (28.07%) MS Excel
2 182 (21.46%) MS Office
3 9 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.59%) PowerPivot
4 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.47%) Revit
5 4 (0.47%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.24%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 65 (7.67%) Office 365
2 14 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.83%) IaaS
4 4 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.24%) SaaS
5 2 (0.24%) PaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Terremark
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 243 (28.66%) DNS
2 185 (21.82%) LAN
3 181 (21.34%) TCP/IP
4 178 (20.99%) WAN
5 176 (20.75%) DHCP
6 162 (19.10%) Firewall
7 153 (18.04%) SAN
8 98 (11.56%) VPN
9 73 (8.61%) NAS
10 69 (8.14%) VoIP
11 53 (6.25%) VLAN
12 40 (4.72%) Wireless
13 39 (4.60%) Internet
14 38 (4.48%) SMTP
15 34 (4.01%) Network Security
16 31 (3.66%) iSCSI
17 27 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
18 24 (2.83%) Ethernet
19 23 (2.71%) MPLS
20 15 (1.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (18.04%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
7 9 (1.06%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.06%) MySQL
7 9 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.59%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.24%) MS Access
10 2 (0.24%) DataEase
11 1 (0.12%) InterBase
Development Applications
1 8 (0.94%) MSI
1 8 (0.94%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.12%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
General
1 102 (12.03%) Finance
2 29 (3.42%) Law
3 19 (2.24%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.24%) Legal
4 16 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 13 (1.53%) Advertising
6 12 (1.42%) Retail
7 11 (1.30%) Billing
8 8 (0.94%) Banking
9 7 (0.83%) Back Office
10 6 (0.71%) German Language
10 6 (0.71%) Publishing
11 4 (0.47%) French Language
12 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.35%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.24%) Swedish Language
13 2 (0.24%) Norwegian Language
13 2 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 183 (21.58%) Analyst
2 131 (15.45%) Support Engineer
3 127 (14.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 94 (11.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 88 (10.38%) IT Support
6 82 (9.67%) Support Analyst
7 80 (9.43%) 3rd Line Support
8 70 (8.25%) Service Analyst
9 56 (6.60%) Service Desk Analyst
10 47 (5.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 47 (5.54%) Administrator
11 44 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
12 40 (4.72%) Consultant
13 35 (4.13%) Systems Administrator
13 35 (4.13%) Team Leader
14 34 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 34 (4.01%) Support Technician
15 31 (3.66%) Technical Support
16 27 (3.18%) Desktop Support
17 25 (2.95%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.25%) .NET
2 12 (1.42%) Web Services
3 5 (0.59%) EDI
3 5 (0.59%) ASP.NET
3 5 (0.59%) Application Packaging
4 3 (0.35%) HTML
4 3 (0.35%) EDIFACT
5 2 (0.24%) COM
5 2 (0.24%) CSS
6 1 (0.12%) XML
6 1 (0.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.07%) Clustering
3 39 (4.60%) Blackberry
4 26 (3.07%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.48%) Life Science
6 20 (2.36%) Fat Client
6 20 (2.36%) Thin Client
6 20 (2.36%) Replication
7 18 (2.12%) FlexPod
8 15 (1.77%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.06%) User Experience
9 9 (1.06%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.83%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.71%) iPhone
12 4 (0.47%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.47%) EPoS
12 4 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.47%) EqualLogic
13 3 (0.35%) iPad
13 3 (0.35%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 726 (85.61%) Windows
2 276 (32.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 181 (21.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 178 (20.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 177 (20.87%) Windows 7
6 156 (18.40%) Windows XP
7 77 (9.08%) Linux
8 72 (8.49%) Windows 8
9 32 (3.77%) Windows Vista
10 20 (2.36%) UNIX
11 17 (2.00%) Android
12 12 (1.42%) Apple iOS
13 11 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.94%) CentOS
15 7 (0.83%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.59%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.59%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.59%) Solaris
16 5 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (27.24%) ITIL
2 85 (10.02%) Migration
3 62 (7.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 38 (4.48%) Incident Management
5 35 (4.13%) Service Delivery
5 35 (4.13%) Business Continuity
6 28 (3.30%) Service Management
7 27 (3.18%) Load Balancing
8 26 (3.07%) Mentoring
9 23 (2.71%) Project Management
9 23 (2.71%) Kalman Filter
10 22 (2.59%) PRINCE2
11 20 (2.36%) Information Security
11 20 (2.36%) ERP
11 20 (2.36%) Change Management
12 19 (2.24%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (2.24%) Time Management
12 19 (2.24%) Line Management
12 19 (2.24%) Service Desk Management
13 18 (2.12%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 115 (13.56%) SQL
2 99 (11.67%) PowerShell
3 29 (3.42%) VB.NET
4 26 (3.07%) Perl
4 26 (3.07%) C
5 17 (2.00%) VB
6 14 (1.65%) T-SQL
7 12 (1.42%) VBScript
8 5 (0.59%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.47%) C#
10 3 (0.35%) VBA
11 2 (0.24%) PHP
11 2 (0.24%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.12%) Python
12 1 (0.12%) Java
12 1 (0.12%) C++
12 1 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 182 (21.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (12.26%) MCSE
3 74 (8.73%) MCITP
4 71 (8.37%) MCSA
5 69 (8.14%) MCP
6 62 (7.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 54 (6.37%) Cisco Certification
8 53 (6.25%) CCNA
9 46 (5.42%) Degree
10 41 (4.83%) Citrix Certification
10 41 (4.83%) MCTS
11 35 (4.13%) CCA
12 26 (3.07%) Security Cleared
12 26 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (2.71%) SC Cleared
14 17 (2.00%) NCDA
15 16 (1.89%) VCP4
16 9 (1.06%) CISSP
16 9 (1.06%) CCNP
16 9 (1.06%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (8.14%) SLA
2 13 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (1.53%) QA
3 7 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.59%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.12%) GMP
5 1 (0.12%) GLP
System Software
1 238 (28.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 140 (16.51%) Hyper-V
3 79 (9.32%) vSphere
4 69 (8.14%) XenApp
5 65 (7.67%) XenDesktop
6 26 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (2.24%) VMware ESX
8 15 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (1.77%) XenServer
9 14 (1.65%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.83%) NFS
10 7 (0.83%) Xen
11 6 (0.71%) VMware Server
11 6 (0.71%) Terminal Server
11 6 (0.71%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.24%) Firmware
13 2 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.12%) vCloud
14 1 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 81 (9.55%) SCCM
2 33 (3.89%) WSUS
3 30 (3.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 26 (3.07%) SCOM
5 25 (2.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 18 (2.12%) Backup Exec
7 12 (1.42%) WMI
8 7 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (0.83%) Nagios
9 6 (0.71%) SCDPM
10 5 (0.59%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.47%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.47%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.35%) Windows Intune
12 3 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.35%) SCSM
12 3 (0.35%) MIMEsweeper
12 3 (0.35%) MAILsweeper
12 3 (0.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 467 (55.07%) Microsoft
2 387 (45.64%) VMware
3 260 (30.66%) Citrix
4 180 (21.23%) Cisco
5 97 (11.44%) NetApp
6 95 (11.20%) HP
7 52 (6.13%) Symantec
8 46 (5.42%) Dell
9 30 (3.54%) EMC
10 28 (3.30%) Avaya
11 26 (3.07%) IronPort
12 19 (2.24%) WatchGuard
13 18 (2.12%) IBM
14 17 (2.00%) Oracle
14 17 (2.00%) Sophos
14 17 (2.00%) McAfee
15 15 (1.77%) Lotus
15 15 (1.77%) Juniper
16 14 (1.65%) Apple
17 13 (1.53%) Veeam
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £85.00 - £94.00 per day + pool car
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum + Use of pool car
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Up to £30K bonus, car allowance
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Company Car or Car Allowance
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits and Parking!
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus etc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + On call (£3K), Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + On Call, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday