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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / North West
Rank 40 25 32
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 363 410 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.11% 7.44% 7.22%
As % of the System Software category 51.27% 62.12% 64.75%
Number of salaries quoted 323 358 452
Median salary £31,500 £30,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,115 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.18% -

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
708 660 766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 11.92% 11.98% 11.15%
Number of salaries quoted 576 533 670
Median salary £36,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,965 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 236 £32,500 - 47
Cheshire -15 57 £24,750 -3.88% 9
Merseyside -17 38 £32,000 -1.53% 6
Lancashire -14 28 £25,000 -23.07% 6
Cumbria +6 4 £28,500 -15.55% 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 605 (76.78%) Windows
2 426 (54.06%) Microsoft
3 388 (49.24%) VMware
4 356 (45.18%) Windows Server
5 248 (31.47%) ITIL
6 247 (31.35%) DNS
7 245 (31.09%) MS Exchange
8 228 (28.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 222 (28.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 188 (23.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 187 (23.73%) Cisco
12 185 (23.48%) DHCP
12 185 (23.48%) Firewall
13 180 (22.84%) Hyper-V
14 167 (21.19%) SQL Server
15 164 (20.81%) Microsoft Certification
15 164 (20.81%) Windows 7
16 156 (19.80%) WAN
16 156 (19.80%) MS Excel
17 152 (19.29%) Citrix
18 136 (17.26%) SQL
18 136 (17.26%) Office 365
19 125 (15.86%) MS Office
19 125 (15.86%) LAN
20 119 (15.10%) PowerShell
21 116 (14.72%) MCSE
22 102 (12.94%) SCCM
23 96 (12.18%) Linux
24 95 (12.06%) TCP/IP
25 93 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2010

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 245 (31.09%) MS Exchange
2 93 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 77 (9.77%) IIS
4 62 (7.87%) SharePoint
5 32 (4.06%) Skype for Business
6 22 (2.79%) Apache
6 22 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (1.40%) JBoss
8 11 (1.40%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.51%) GroupWise
10 4 (0.51%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.38%) Site Server
12 2 (0.25%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 156 (19.80%) MS Excel
2 125 (15.86%) MS Office
3 4 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.25%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.63%) Line 50
3 5 (0.63%) Sage X3
4 4 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.38%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.25%) BPCS
6 2 (0.25%) Magento
7 1 (0.13%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 136 (17.26%) Office 365
2 64 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (2.66%) Amazon S3
5 19 (2.41%) IaaS
6 18 (2.28%) PaaS
7 17 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (1.90%) SaaS
9 9 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.63%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.51%) Basecamp
11 4 (0.51%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.25%) G Suite
12 2 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 247 (31.35%) DNS
2 185 (23.48%) DHCP
2 185 (23.48%) Firewall
3 156 (19.80%) WAN
4 125 (15.86%) LAN
5 95 (12.06%) TCP/IP
6 88 (11.17%) Internet
7 86 (10.91%) VLAN
7 86 (10.91%) VPN
8 83 (10.53%) SAN
9 66 (8.38%) VoIP
10 62 (7.87%) Wi-Fi
11 46 (5.84%) Network Security
12 45 (5.71%) WLAN
13 35 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
14 33 (4.19%) Remote Desktop
15 29 (3.68%) Skype
16 28 (3.55%) MPLS
17 27 (3.43%) Ethernet
18 23 (2.92%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (21.19%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (2.41%) MySQL
5 13 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.63%) DocumentDB
8 5 (0.63%) Power BI
9 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.13%) FileMaker
11 1 (0.13%) Informix
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.40%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.14%) InstallShield
3 9 (1.14%) MSI
4 6 (0.76%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.63%) JIRA
6 4 (0.51%) Bugzilla
6 4 (0.51%) Mercurial
6 4 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.51%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (5.96%) Finance
2 31 (3.93%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.16%) Legal
4 15 (1.90%) Banking
5 14 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.78%) Retail
6 13 (1.65%) Law
7 10 (1.27%) Marketing
8 8 (1.02%) Back Office
9 6 (0.76%) German Language
10 4 (0.51%) Advertising
11 3 (0.38%) Publishing
12 2 (0.25%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 160 (20.30%) Analyst
2 135 (17.13%) Support Engineer
3 119 (15.10%) IT Support
4 112 (14.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 94 (11.93%) Support Analyst
6 91 (11.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 67 (8.50%) 3rd Line Support
8 58 (7.36%) IT Analyst
9 55 (6.98%) IT Support Analyst
10 51 (6.47%) Support Technician
11 50 (6.35%) IT Engineer
12 42 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 42 (5.33%) Infrastructure Support
13 40 (5.08%) IT Support Engineer
14 39 (4.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 37 (4.70%) Server Engineer
16 36 (4.57%) Service Analyst
17 33 (4.19%) 1st Line Support
17 33 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 32 (4.06%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.57%) Web Services
2 16 (2.03%) .NET
3 14 (1.78%) HTML
4 12 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 11 (1.40%) LAMP
5 11 (1.40%) Middleware
6 7 (0.89%) CSS
7 5 (0.63%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.63%) AngularJS
7 5 (0.63%) Apache Cordova
7 5 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (0.63%) CSS3
7 5 (0.63%) Ionic Framework
7 5 (0.63%) Sass
7 5 (0.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (0.51%) Entity Framework
8 4 (0.51%) HTML5
8 4 (0.51%) RESTful
9 3 (0.38%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.61%) Data Centre
2 58 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (6.73%) iPad
4 38 (4.82%) NHS
5 30 (3.81%) Video Conferencing
6 19 (2.41%) Public Cloud
7 18 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.16%) Management Information System
9 16 (2.03%) CMDB
10 15 (1.90%) Clustering
11 14 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (1.65%) iPhone
12 13 (1.65%) RSA SecurID
13 12 (1.52%) Driving Licence
14 11 (1.40%) HP StoreVirtual
14 11 (1.40%) Replication
15 10 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 9 (1.14%) Blackberry
16 9 (1.14%) Computer Science
16 9 (1.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 605 (76.78%) Windows
2 356 (45.18%) Windows Server
3 228 (28.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 188 (23.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 164 (20.81%) Windows 7
6 96 (12.18%) Linux
7 72 (9.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 71 (9.01%) Windows 8
9 54 (6.85%) Windows 10
10 26 (3.30%) Unix
11 23 (2.92%) Windows XP
12 19 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (2.16%) Mac OS X
14 15 (1.90%) Android
15 14 (1.78%) Apple iOS
16 10 (1.27%) Solaris
17 9 (1.14%) AIX
17 9 (1.14%) Data ONTAP
18 6 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
19 5 (0.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (31.47%) ITIL
2 81 (10.28%) Service Management
3 65 (8.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 46 (5.84%) Configuration Management
5 39 (4.95%) Network Management
6 37 (4.70%) Mentoring
6 37 (4.70%) PRINCE2
7 32 (4.06%) Data Protection
7 32 (4.06%) Security Management
7 32 (4.06%) Service Delivery
8 31 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (3.68%) Coaching
9 29 (3.68%) ITIL V3
10 26 (3.30%) Migration
11 24 (3.05%) Identity Access Management
11 24 (3.05%) ITSM
12 22 (2.79%) Continuous Improvement
13 21 (2.66%) DevOps
14 20 (2.54%) Case Management
14 20 (2.54%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 136 (17.26%) SQL
2 119 (15.10%) PowerShell
3 39 (4.95%) Python
4 32 (4.06%) Perl
5 24 (3.05%) VBScript
6 19 (2.41%) PHP
7 13 (1.65%) C#
8 12 (1.52%) VB
9 11 (1.40%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.14%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.76%) C
12 4 (0.51%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.51%) C++
12 4 (0.51%) Java
13 3 (0.38%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 164 (20.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 116 (14.72%) MCSE
3 76 (9.64%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (8.76%) MCSA
5 59 (7.49%) Degree
6 55 (6.98%) MCITP
7 46 (5.84%) CCNA
8 38 (4.82%) MCP
9 37 (4.70%) CCNP
10 29 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 26 (3.30%) Security Cleared
12 19 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (1.78%) SC Cleared
14 11 (1.40%) EMC Certification
14 11 (1.40%) ISEB
14 11 (1.40%) MCTS
15 10 (1.27%) JNCIP
15 10 (1.27%) MCT
16 9 (1.14%) NCIE
17 8 (1.02%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (8.76%) SLA
2 24 (3.05%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.78%) QA
4 12 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 222 (28.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 180 (22.84%) Hyper-V
3 62 (7.87%) vSphere
4 32 (4.06%) XenApp
5 26 (3.30%) Terminal Services
6 22 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (2.28%) VMware Server
8 15 (1.90%) vCloud
8 15 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 12 (1.52%) VMware ESX
10 10 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.02%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.76%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.63%) NDS
14 4 (0.51%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 2 (0.25%) Firmware
15 2 (0.25%) pfSense
15 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 102 (12.94%) SCCM
2 44 (5.58%) Puppet
3 34 (4.31%) SCOM
4 32 (4.06%) WSUS
5 27 (3.43%) Nagios
6 24 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (2.92%) SCOrch
8 20 (2.54%) AirWatch
9 19 (2.41%) OpenNMS
9 19 (2.41%) RANCID
10 18 (2.28%) Backup Exec
10 18 (2.28%) HP SIM
11 14 (1.78%) Ansible
12 13 (1.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 11 (1.40%) vMotion
14 10 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
15 9 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
16 7 (0.89%) Cacti
16 7 (0.89%) vRealize
Vendors
1 426 (54.06%) Microsoft
2 388 (49.24%) VMware
3 187 (23.73%) Cisco
4 152 (19.29%) Citrix
5 61 (7.74%) HP
6 42 (5.33%) Juniper
7 34 (4.31%) Intel Security
8 33 (4.19%) NetApp
8 33 (4.19%) Veeam
9 31 (3.93%) Dell
10 26 (3.30%) Oracle
11 23 (2.92%) Ericsson
11 23 (2.92%) Huawei
12 22 (2.79%) EMC
13 20 (2.54%) Avaya
14 19 (2.41%) IBM
15 18 (2.28%) SonicWALL
15 18 (2.28%) Symantec
16 17 (2.16%) Apple
17 16 (2.03%) Sage
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Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Fast progression
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Salary: £18000 - £18001 per annum
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Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
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Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum Dependent on Experience
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
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