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

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 44 45 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 342 342 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.55% 4.99% 4.26%
As % of the System Software category 56.34% 51.27% 58.49%
Number of salaries quoted 274 280 252
Average salary £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,800 £19,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,700 £45,000 £43,500
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
607 667 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.86% 9.73% 7.28%
Number of salaries quoted 471 536 421
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.59%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 -1 163 £28,500 +6.54% 57
Cheshire +16 120 £26,041 -11.72% 23
Lancashire -4 30 £33,500 +31.37% 5
Merseyside +11 28 £32,500 -4.41% 8
Cumbria -8 1 £27,000 - 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 625 (87.05%) Windows
2 360 (50.14%) Microsoft
3 342 (47.63%) VMware
4 293 (40.81%) MS Exchange
5 252 (35.10%) DNS
6 236 (32.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 220 (30.64%) Citrix
8 203 (28.27%) DHCP
9 193 (26.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 189 (26.32%) ITIL
11 187 (26.04%) Microsoft Certification
11 187 (26.04%) Windows Server 2012
12 171 (23.82%) Cisco
13 167 (23.26%) Exchange Server 2010
14 165 (22.98%) MS Excel
15 164 (22.84%) TCP/IP
16 158 (22.01%) Windows 7
17 150 (20.89%) Windows Server 2003
18 144 (20.06%) LAN
19 142 (19.78%) MS Office
20 139 (19.36%) Firewall
21 136 (18.94%) WAN
22 134 (18.66%) SQL Server
23 132 (18.38%) SAN
24 130 (18.11%) Hyper-V
25 124 (17.27%) Windows XP
26 122 (16.99%) VPN
27 113 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2013
28 102 (14.21%) NetApp
29 94 (13.09%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 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
1 293 (40.81%) MS Exchange
2 167 (23.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 113 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 79 (11.00%) IIS
5 76 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 54 (7.52%) SharePoint
7 49 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (2.79%) Lync
9 13 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.84%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
13 3 (0.42%) Apache
13 3 (0.42%) Oracle 9iAS
13 3 (0.42%) Oracle Application Server
14 2 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 165 (22.98%) MS Excel
2 142 (19.78%) MS Office
3 5 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.42%) ProjectWise
6 2 (0.28%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.28%) Revit
6 2 (0.28%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.28%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.42%) Primavera
4 2 (0.28%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 49 (6.82%) Office 365
2 15 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.70%) SaaS
3 5 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.56%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.42%) IaaS
6 2 (0.28%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 252 (35.10%) DNS
2 203 (28.27%) DHCP
3 164 (22.84%) TCP/IP
4 144 (20.06%) LAN
5 139 (19.36%) Firewall
6 136 (18.94%) WAN
7 132 (18.38%) SAN
8 122 (16.99%) VPN
9 62 (8.64%) VLAN
10 60 (8.36%) VoIP
11 48 (6.69%) NAS
12 39 (5.43%) Wireless
13 32 (4.46%) Internet
14 25 (3.48%) MPLS
14 25 (3.48%) Network Security
15 22 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (3.06%) SSL
15 22 (3.06%) Ethernet
16 21 (2.92%) iSCSI
17 20 (2.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (18.66%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.25%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.70%) MySQL
8 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.42%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (0.42%) Informix
9 3 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.14%) MS Access
11 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.14%) InterBase
Development Applications
1 15 (2.09%) MSI
2 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 85 (11.84%) Finance
2 24 (3.34%) Manufacturing
3 20 (2.79%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.51%) Retail
5 17 (2.37%) Law
6 13 (1.81%) Legal
7 9 (1.25%) Billing
8 8 (1.11%) Advertising
9 6 (0.84%) Back Office
9 6 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.56%) Publishing
12 2 (0.28%) French Language
12 2 (0.28%) Norwegian Language
12 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.28%) Swedish Language
12 2 (0.28%) Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 158 (22.01%) Support Engineer
2 130 (18.11%) Analyst
3 114 (15.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 99 (13.79%) IT Support
5 81 (11.28%) 3rd Line Support
6 79 (11.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 57 (7.94%) Support Analyst
8 49 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 43 (5.99%) IT Support Engineer
10 42 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 39 (5.43%) Service Analyst
12 38 (5.29%) Desktop Support
13 32 (4.46%) Technical Support
13 32 (4.46%) Team Leader
14 31 (4.32%) Service Desk Analyst
15 29 (4.04%) 1st Line Support
15 29 (4.04%) Administrator
16 26 (3.62%) Architect
17 23 (3.20%) Desktop Engineer
18 22 (3.06%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.48%) .NET
2 9 (1.25%) Web Services
3 5 (0.70%) HTML
4 4 (0.56%) Application Packaging
4 4 (0.56%) XML
4 4 (0.56%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.56%) COM
5 3 (0.42%) WebCenter
6 2 (0.28%) EDI
7 1 (0.14%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.17%) Data Centre
2 53 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (5.01%) Clustering
4 30 (4.18%) Blackberry
5 21 (2.92%) Client/Server
5 21 (2.92%) Replication
6 20 (2.79%) FlexPod
7 19 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.37%) Life Science
9 14 (1.95%) Fat Client
9 14 (1.95%) Thin Client
10 12 (1.67%) Computer Science
11 11 (1.53%) iPhone
12 9 (1.25%) iPad
13 7 (0.97%) Mathematics
14 5 (0.70%) EPoS
15 3 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
15 3 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (0.42%) Smartphone
15 3 (0.42%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 625 (87.05%) Windows
2 236 (32.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 187 (26.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 158 (22.01%) Windows 7
5 150 (20.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 124 (17.27%) Windows XP
7 79 (11.00%) Windows 8
8 51 (7.10%) Linux
9 21 (2.92%) Android
10 18 (2.51%) Windows Vista
11 14 (1.95%) UNIX
12 9 (1.25%) Mac OS X
12 9 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.11%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.84%) CentOS
15 4 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.28%) NetWare
16 2 (0.28%) Solaris
17 1 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (26.32%) ITIL
2 69 (9.61%) Migration
3 49 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 32 (4.46%) Business Continuity
5 31 (4.32%) Service Delivery
6 30 (4.18%) Incident Management
7 29 (4.04%) Service Management
8 24 (3.34%) Mentoring
9 22 (3.06%) Change Management
10 19 (2.65%) Project Management
10 19 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (2.51%) Time Management
11 18 (2.51%) PRINCE2
12 16 (2.23%) Asset Management
12 16 (2.23%) ERP
12 16 (2.23%) Line Management
12 16 (2.23%) Software Deployment
13 15 (2.09%) Server Building
13 15 (2.09%) Kalman Filter
14 14 (1.95%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (13.09%) SQL
2 78 (10.86%) PowerShell
3 19 (2.65%) VB
4 17 (2.37%) C
5 16 (2.23%) VBScript
6 13 (1.81%) VB.NET
7 9 (1.25%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.25%) Perl
8 8 (1.11%) C#
9 4 (0.56%) VBA
9 4 (0.56%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.56%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.42%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.42%) Prolog
11 2 (0.28%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.28%) R
12 1 (0.14%) VC++
12 1 (0.14%) Java
12 1 (0.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 187 (26.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (13.09%) MCSE
3 83 (11.56%) MCITP
4 69 (9.61%) MCP
4 69 (9.61%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (8.91%) CCNA
5 64 (8.91%) Degree
6 54 (7.52%) MCTS
7 52 (7.24%) MCSA
8 49 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (3.48%) Citrix Certification
10 21 (2.92%) CCA
10 21 (2.92%) NCDA
11 17 (2.37%) CCNP
12 14 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.81%) MCDST
13 13 (1.81%) Security Cleared
14 12 (1.67%) CCENT
15 11 (1.53%) JNCIA
16 7 (0.97%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.80%) SLA
2 6 (0.84%) QA
3 5 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) GMP
4 1 (0.14%) GLP
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 193 (26.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 130 (18.11%) Hyper-V
3 69 (9.61%) XenDesktop
4 57 (7.94%) XenApp
5 56 (7.80%) vSphere
6 26 (3.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (2.51%) VMware ESX
8 15 (2.09%) XenServer
9 7 (0.97%) Terminal Server
9 7 (0.97%) VMware Server
10 6 (0.84%) Xen
10 6 (0.84%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.70%) NFS
12 4 (0.56%) vCloud
13 2 (0.28%) Firmware
14 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 84 (11.70%) SCCM
2 25 (3.48%) WSUS
3 23 (3.20%) SCOM
4 13 (1.81%) Backup Exec
5 10 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (0.84%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.84%) SCOrch
6 6 (0.84%) XenMobile
7 5 (0.70%) Nagios
8 4 (0.56%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.42%) OpenView
9 3 (0.42%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.42%) OVSD
9 3 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 360 (50.14%) Microsoft
2 342 (47.63%) VMware
3 220 (30.64%) Citrix
4 171 (23.82%) Cisco
5 102 (14.21%) NetApp
6 94 (13.09%) HP
7 46 (6.41%) Dell
8 30 (4.18%) Oracle
9 27 (3.76%) Symantec
10 26 (3.62%) Avaya
10 26 (3.62%) Juniper
11 25 (3.48%) IBM
12 20 (2.79%) McAfee
13 18 (2.51%) AppSense
14 16 (2.23%) Apple
15 13 (1.81%) Meraki
15 13 (1.81%) Veeam
16 12 (1.67%) EMC
17 9 (1.25%) LANDesk
17 9 (1.25%) IronPort
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