The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 43 45 51
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 364 373 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.12% 5.10% 4.75%
As % of the System Software category 51.85% 65.10% 47.91%
Number of salaries quoted 302 321 334
Average salary £29,500 £32,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.23% -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £33,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
System Software Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
702 573 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.87% 7.84% 9.91%
Number of salaries quoted 590 475 674
Average salary £33,500 £37,500 £37,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.66% +0.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Active Directory
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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 +2 211 £29,750 -20.66% 24
Cheshire +19 96 £27,000 +8.00% 17
Merseyside +8 30 £34,250 -7.43% 4
Lancashire -24 24 £27,750 -4.31% 4
Cumbria - 4 £26,000 - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 588 (82.70%) Windows
2 406 (57.10%) Microsoft
3 299 (42.05%) VMware
4 257 (36.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 237 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 228 (32.07%) ITIL
7 202 (28.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 198 (27.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 197 (27.71%) Citrix
10 195 (27.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 193 (27.14%) MS Excel
12 163 (22.93%) Windows Server 2012
13 161 (22.64%) Windows 7
14 146 (20.53%) SQL
15 141 (19.83%) Hyper-V
16 140 (19.69%) TCP/IP
17 132 (18.57%) WAN
18 130 (18.28%) MS Office
19 125 (17.58%) SQL Server
19 125 (17.58%) DNS
20 122 (17.16%) LAN
21 121 (17.02%) SAN
22 120 (16.88%) Cisco
23 116 (16.32%) Firewall
24 111 (15.61%) Exchange Server 2010
25 109 (15.33%) MCSE
26 107 (15.05%) Windows XP
27 102 (14.35%) Finance
28 90 (12.66%) HP
29 89 (12.52%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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
1 237 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 111 (15.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (12.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 76 (10.69%) SharePoint
5 75 (10.55%) IIS
6 67 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 58 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (3.80%) Lync
9 17 (2.39%) Apache
10 13 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
12 6 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
13 5 (0.70%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.56%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.56%) Site Server
14 4 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.42%) TPMS
Applications
1 193 (27.14%) MS Excel
2 130 (18.28%) MS Office
3 6 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.28%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) MS Project
4 2 (0.28%) SketchUp
4 2 (0.28%) Revit
5 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.42%) Bond Adapt
2 3 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.28%) Exstream
3 2 (0.28%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.14%) SalesLogix
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 55 (7.74%) Office 365
2 7 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.28%) Route 53
4 1 (0.14%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 140 (19.69%) TCP/IP
2 132 (18.57%) WAN
3 125 (17.58%) DNS
4 122 (17.16%) LAN
5 121 (17.02%) SAN
6 116 (16.32%) Firewall
7 77 (10.83%) DHCP
8 68 (9.56%) VPN
9 47 (6.61%) VoIP
10 38 (5.34%) NAS
11 36 (5.06%) Wi-Fi
12 30 (4.22%) LDAP
13 28 (3.94%) VLAN
14 25 (3.52%) Network Security
14 25 (3.52%) Internet
15 17 (2.39%) Kerberos
16 16 (2.25%) HTTP
16 16 (2.25%) SSL
17 15 (2.11%) IPsec
17 15 (2.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (1.97%) MySQL
7 7 (0.98%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.84%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.70%) Sybase ASA
9 5 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.56%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.14%) Informix
12 1 (0.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (0.84%) Subversion
2 3 (0.42%) JIRA
3 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.14%) FrontPage
4 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
General
1 102 (14.35%) Finance
2 27 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 25 (3.52%) Retail
4 23 (3.23%) Marketing
5 14 (1.97%) Games
6 13 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.69%) Law
8 10 (1.41%) Legal
9 8 (1.13%) Greek Language
9 8 (1.13%) Polish Language
10 7 (0.98%) Back Office
11 6 (0.84%) Advertising
12 5 (0.70%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.42%) Banking
14 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.14%) French Language
15 1 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 184 (25.88%) Analyst
2 98 (13.78%) Support Engineer
3 89 (12.52%) Support Analyst
4 87 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 73 (10.27%) 2nd Line Support
6 58 (8.16%) Service Analyst
6 58 (8.16%) IT Support
7 57 (8.02%) 3rd Line Support
8 46 (6.47%) Service Desk Analyst
9 44 (6.19%) Administrator
10 35 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
11 33 (4.64%) Consultant
11 33 (4.64%) Desktop Support
12 30 (4.22%) Technical Support
13 29 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
14 26 (3.66%) 1st Line Support
15 25 (3.52%) IT Support Analyst
16 23 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 21 (2.95%) Help Desk Analyst
18 19 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.08%) .NET
2 15 (2.11%) HTML
3 10 (1.41%) Web Services
4 9 (1.27%) CSS
4 9 (1.27%) ASP.NET
5 6 (0.84%) COM
6 4 (0.56%) Memcached
7 3 (0.42%) WSH
7 3 (0.42%) J2EE
8 2 (0.28%) Middleware
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.14%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.14%) XML
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.92%) Blackberry
2 34 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.52%) Fat Client
3 25 (3.52%) Thin Client
4 24 (3.38%) Clustering
5 17 (2.39%) PKI
6 13 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.55%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.27%) EqualLogic
8 9 (1.27%) iPhone
9 8 (1.13%) Replication
10 6 (0.84%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.70%) FlexPod
11 5 (0.70%) VLE
12 4 (0.56%) Firmware
12 4 (0.56%) EPoS
12 4 (0.56%) Statistics
12 4 (0.56%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.42%) iPad
13 3 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 588 (82.70%) Windows
2 257 (36.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 195 (27.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 163 (22.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 161 (22.64%) Windows 7
6 107 (15.05%) Windows XP
7 70 (9.85%) Linux
8 55 (7.74%) Windows 8
9 31 (4.36%) UNIX
10 18 (2.53%) Mac OS X
11 14 (1.97%) Android
12 12 (1.69%) Apple iOS
13 11 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
13 11 (1.55%) Solaris
14 10 (1.41%) Windows 2000
15 9 (1.27%) Windows Vista
15 9 (1.27%) Mac OS
16 8 (1.13%) AIX
17 5 (0.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (32.07%) ITIL
2 52 (7.31%) Change Management
3 48 (6.75%) Service Management
4 45 (6.33%) Incident Management
5 32 (4.50%) Migration
6 31 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 30 (4.22%) Problem Management
8 28 (3.94%) Service Delivery
8 28 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
9 24 (3.38%) CRM
10 21 (2.95%) Change Control
11 20 (2.81%) Project Management
12 18 (2.53%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (2.39%) Configuration Management
14 15 (2.11%) Capacity Planning
15 14 (1.97%) Test Scripting
15 14 (1.97%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (1.97%) Performance Tuning
16 12 (1.69%) ERP
17 11 (1.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 146 (20.53%) SQL
2 48 (6.75%) PowerShell
3 20 (2.81%) VB.NET
3 20 (2.81%) Perl
4 16 (2.25%) C
5 12 (1.69%) C#
6 11 (1.55%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.55%) PHP
7 9 (1.27%) C++
8 8 (1.13%) VB
9 7 (0.98%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.84%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.84%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.70%) Python
12 4 (0.56%) VBScript
13 3 (0.42%) Java
Qualifications
1 202 (28.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 109 (15.33%) MCSE
3 70 (9.85%) MCSA
3 70 (9.85%) MCITP
4 65 (9.14%) MCP
5 57 (8.02%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (7.88%) CCNA
7 44 (6.19%) Citrix Certification
7 44 (6.19%) Degree
8 40 (5.63%) MCTS
9 38 (5.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 25 (3.52%) Security Cleared
11 23 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (3.23%) CCA
12 14 (1.97%) SC Cleared
12 14 (1.97%) MCDST
13 12 (1.69%) NCDA
14 10 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (1.13%) HND
16 6 (0.84%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (10.13%) SLA
2 26 (3.66%) QA
3 20 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.41%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.84%) BS7799
6 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) GMP
7 1 (0.14%) GLP
System Software
1 198 (27.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 141 (19.83%) Hyper-V
3 83 (11.67%) XenApp
4 74 (10.41%) vSphere
5 52 (7.31%) XenDesktop
6 25 (3.52%) XenServer
7 24 (3.38%) Terminal Services
8 20 (2.81%) NFS
9 18 (2.53%) VMware ESX
10 11 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 10 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (1.41%) VMware Server
12 8 (1.13%) MetaFrame
13 7 (0.98%) Squid
13 7 (0.98%) Snort
13 7 (0.98%) Xen
13 7 (0.98%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
15 4 (0.56%) Postfix
15 4 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 69 (9.70%) SCCM
2 41 (5.77%) SCOM
3 25 (3.52%) McAfee ePO
4 24 (3.38%) Backup Exec
5 16 (2.25%) HP SIM
6 13 (1.83%) Nagios
7 11 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 8 (1.13%) SCVMM
9 8 (1.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.98%) Nessus
10 7 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.70%) MOM
11 5 (0.70%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.56%) DameWare
12 4 (0.56%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.56%) Cacti
12 4 (0.56%) WSUS
12 4 (0.56%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 406 (57.10%) Microsoft
2 299 (42.05%) VMware
3 197 (27.71%) Citrix
4 120 (16.88%) Cisco
5 90 (12.66%) HP
6 62 (8.72%) NetApp
7 51 (7.17%) Dell
8 45 (6.33%) McAfee
9 39 (5.49%) Symantec
10 29 (4.08%) Apple
11 23 (3.23%) Oracle
12 20 (2.81%) Juniper
13 19 (2.67%) IBM
14 18 (2.53%) Avaya
15 16 (2.25%) EMC
16 15 (2.11%) Fujitsu
17 13 (1.83%) ProCurve
17 13 (1.83%) AppSense
18 12 (1.69%) CheckPoint
18 12 (1.69%) LANDesk
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: £34,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £14.00 - £15.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + on call
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Robert Half
Salary: £12 per hour + Study support and bonuses
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + £2.1K On Call
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + bens + OT
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
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Salary: £22000 per annum + Use of pool car
Posted: Yesterday
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Steria
Salary: From £47,000 to £49,000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
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