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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 34 52 56
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 421 306 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.19% 4.62% 4.49%
As % of the System Software category 57.67% 49.76% 59.27%
Number of salaries quoted 380 278 310
Average salary £30,500 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.01% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,225 £20,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £51,750
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
730 615 599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.73% 9.29% 7.57%
Number of salaries quoted 630 523 497
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +23 263 £30,000 +9.09% 37
Cheshire +26 100 £32,000 +23.07% 16
Lancashire -13 25 £29,000 -3.33% 3
Cumbria -2 14 £33,000 +13.79% 1
Merseyside -4 14 £25,500 -19.04% 5
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 685 (84.26%) Windows
2 446 (54.86%) Microsoft
3 356 (43.79%) VMware
4 307 (37.76%) MS Exchange
5 270 (33.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 239 (29.40%) Citrix
7 233 (28.66%) MS Excel
8 225 (27.68%) ITIL
9 221 (27.18%) DNS
10 212 (26.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 174 (21.40%) LAN
12 171 (21.03%) Windows Server 2012
13 168 (20.66%) Windows 7
14 167 (20.54%) Windows Server 2003
15 166 (20.42%) WAN
16 163 (20.05%) MS Office
17 161 (19.80%) DHCP
18 159 (19.56%) TCP/IP
19 157 (19.31%) Microsoft Certification
19 157 (19.31%) Windows XP
20 156 (19.19%) Hyper-V
21 154 (18.94%) Cisco
22 152 (18.70%) SAN
23 150 (18.45%) Firewall
24 141 (17.34%) Exchange Server 2010
25 140 (17.22%) SQL Server
26 106 (13.04%) SQL
27 103 (12.67%) IIS
28 99 (12.18%) Finance
29 92 (11.32%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 307 (37.76%) MS Exchange
2 141 (17.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 103 (12.67%) IIS
4 86 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 86 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 77 (9.47%) SharePoint
6 40 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 35 (4.31%) Lync
8 16 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (1.85%) IBM Notes
10 10 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.98%) Lotus Domino
12 6 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.62%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.25%) Apache
15 2 (0.25%) Documentum
16 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 233 (28.66%) MS Excel
2 163 (20.05%) MS Office
3 12 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.62%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.49%) Revit
5 4 (0.49%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.25%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 59 (7.26%) Office 365
2 12 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.86%) IaaS
4 5 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.25%) SaaS
6 2 (0.25%) PaaS
7 1 (0.12%) Terremark
Communications & Networking
1 221 (27.18%) DNS
2 174 (21.40%) LAN
3 166 (20.42%) WAN
4 161 (19.80%) DHCP
5 159 (19.56%) TCP/IP
6 152 (18.70%) SAN
7 150 (18.45%) Firewall
8 81 (9.96%) VPN
9 79 (9.72%) NAS
10 62 (7.63%) VoIP
11 46 (5.66%) VLAN
12 39 (4.80%) SMTP
13 33 (4.06%) Wireless
14 32 (3.94%) Internet
15 31 (3.81%) Network Security
15 31 (3.81%) iSCSI
16 26 (3.20%) MPLS
17 20 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
18 19 (2.34%) NetScaler
19 17 (2.09%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (17.22%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
6 10 (1.23%) MySQL
7 9 (1.11%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.25%) DataEase
10 2 (0.25%) MS Access
10 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (0.98%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (0.49%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.12%) MSI
4 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
General
1 99 (12.18%) Finance
2 30 (3.69%) Law
3 21 (2.58%) Legal
4 15 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.48%) Advertising
6 10 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.23%) Banking
7 9 (1.11%) Billing
7 9 (1.11%) Back Office
8 8 (0.98%) Retail
9 6 (0.74%) German Language
10 4 (0.49%) French Language
11 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.37%) Publishing
11 3 (0.37%) Games
11 3 (0.37%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.25%) Swedish Language
12 2 (0.25%) Norwegian Language
12 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 184 (22.63%) Analyst
2 121 (14.88%) Support Engineer
3 119 (14.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 94 (11.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 77 (9.47%) Support Analyst
6 73 (8.98%) Service Analyst
7 72 (8.86%) IT Support
8 66 (8.12%) 3rd Line Support
9 60 (7.38%) Service Desk Analyst
10 46 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
11 42 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 41 (5.04%) Administrator
13 36 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 34 (4.18%) Support Technician
15 33 (4.06%) Consultant
15 33 (4.06%) Systems Administrator
16 31 (3.81%) Team Leader
17 27 (3.32%) Desktop Support
18 26 (3.20%) Technical Support
19 24 (2.95%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.80%) .NET
2 13 (1.60%) Web Services
3 5 (0.62%) Application Packaging
4 4 (0.49%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.37%) EDI
5 3 (0.37%) HTML
5 3 (0.37%) EDIFACT
6 2 (0.25%) CSS
7 1 (0.12%) XML
7 1 (0.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.41%) Clustering
3 40 (4.92%) Blackberry
4 26 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.58%) Replication
6 20 (2.46%) Thin Client
6 20 (2.46%) Fat Client
7 17 (2.09%) Life Science
8 13 (1.60%) FlexPod
9 10 (1.23%) User Experience
9 10 (1.23%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.11%) iPhone
11 7 (0.86%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.62%) EqualLogic
13 4 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.49%) EPoS
14 3 (0.37%) GIS
14 3 (0.37%) Handset
14 3 (0.37%) SecurID
14 3 (0.37%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 685 (84.26%) Windows
2 270 (33.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 171 (21.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 168 (20.66%) Windows 7
5 167 (20.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 157 (19.31%) Windows XP
7 67 (8.24%) Windows 8
8 66 (8.12%) Linux
9 28 (3.44%) Windows Vista
10 18 (2.21%) UNIX
11 14 (1.72%) Android
12 9 (1.11%) Windows 2000
12 9 (1.11%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.86%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.74%) CentOS
15 6 (0.74%) Solaris
16 5 (0.62%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (27.68%) ITIL
2 78 (9.59%) Migration
3 63 (7.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 41 (5.04%) Incident Management
5 33 (4.06%) Service Delivery
6 32 (3.94%) Business Continuity
7 29 (3.57%) Load Balancing
8 24 (2.95%) Change Management
9 23 (2.83%) Service Management
9 23 (2.83%) Mentoring
10 21 (2.58%) PRINCE2
11 20 (2.46%) Project Management
11 20 (2.46%) Line Management
12 19 (2.34%) Kalman Filter
12 19 (2.34%) Information Security
13 18 (2.21%) Time Management
14 17 (2.09%) Problem Management
14 17 (2.09%) ERP
15 15 (1.85%) Asset Management
15 15 (1.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 106 (13.04%) SQL
2 86 (10.58%) PowerShell
3 31 (3.81%) VB.NET
4 28 (3.44%) Perl
5 21 (2.58%) C
6 13 (1.60%) T-SQL
7 8 (0.98%) VB
8 6 (0.74%) VBScript
9 4 (0.49%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.25%) C#
10 2 (0.25%) PHP
10 2 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.12%) VBA
11 1 (0.12%) Python
11 1 (0.12%) Ruby
11 1 (0.12%) Java
Qualifications
1 157 (19.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (11.32%) MCSE
3 65 (8.00%) MCITP
4 63 (7.75%) MCSA
5 55 (6.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 53 (6.52%) MCP
7 46 (5.66%) Citrix Certification
8 45 (5.54%) CCNA
8 45 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
9 41 (5.04%) CCA
10 36 (4.43%) MCTS
10 36 (4.43%) Degree
11 33 (4.06%) Security Cleared
12 32 (3.94%) SC Cleared
13 31 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (1.60%) NCDA
15 11 (1.35%) ISEB
16 9 (1.11%) CISM
16 9 (1.11%) CISSP
17 8 (0.98%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (8.49%) SLA
2 16 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.48%) QA
4 6 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 212 (26.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 156 (19.19%) Hyper-V
3 82 (10.09%) vSphere
4 68 (8.36%) XenApp
5 54 (6.64%) XenDesktop
6 23 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.97%) Terminal Services
8 15 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (1.72%) VMware ESX
10 10 (1.23%) XenServer
11 8 (0.98%) NFS
12 6 (0.74%) MetaFrame
12 6 (0.74%) Xen
12 6 (0.74%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.37%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.37%) Firmware
15 2 (0.25%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
16 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 68 (8.36%) SCCM
2 34 (4.18%) Norton AntiVirus
3 28 (3.44%) WSUS
4 26 (3.20%) SCOM
5 25 (3.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 17 (2.09%) Backup Exec
7 12 (1.48%) WMI
8 11 (1.35%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.86%) Nagios
9 7 (0.86%) SCDPM
10 6 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.49%) Windows Intune
11 4 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.49%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.49%) MIMEsweeper
12 3 (0.37%) MAILsweeper
12 3 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.37%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 446 (54.86%) Microsoft
2 356 (43.79%) VMware
3 239 (29.40%) Citrix
4 154 (18.94%) Cisco
5 86 (10.58%) HP
6 83 (10.21%) NetApp
7 55 (6.77%) Symantec
8 45 (5.54%) Dell
9 31 (3.81%) EMC
10 27 (3.32%) IronPort
11 23 (2.83%) Avaya
12 20 (2.46%) WatchGuard
13 19 (2.34%) Oracle
13 19 (2.34%) Sophos
14 17 (2.09%) Juniper
15 15 (1.85%) McAfee
15 15 (1.85%) Lotus
16 14 (1.72%) IBM
17 11 (1.35%) Veeam
18 10 (1.23%) LANDesk
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + On call + healthcare + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
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Posted: Yesterday
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £17,000 to £21,000 per annum
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Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
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