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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 42 50 62
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 368 347 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.44% 4.85% 3.83%
As % of the System Software category 54.04% 52.18% 52.66%
Number of salaries quoted 292 284 233
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -5.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £19,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%
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
681 665 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.06% 9.30% 7.28%
Number of salaries quoted 528 524 427
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 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +8 218 £31,000 +21.56% 41
Cheshire +12 100 £31,750 +5.83% 23
Lancashire +3 26 £35,000 +37.25% 10
Merseyside -4 18 £32,500 +3.17% 7
Cumbria -1 8 £24,690 -38.27%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 733 (85.83%) Windows
2 452 (52.93%) Microsoft
3 387 (45.32%) VMware
4 330 (38.64%) MS Exchange
5 262 (30.68%) Citrix
6 261 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 251 (29.39%) DNS
8 234 (27.40%) VMware Infrastructure
9 231 (27.05%) MS Excel
10 218 (25.53%) ITIL
11 200 (23.42%) Cisco
12 199 (23.30%) DHCP
12 199 (23.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 186 (21.78%) LAN
14 185 (21.66%) MS Office
14 185 (21.66%) TCP/IP
15 181 (21.19%) Windows 7
15 181 (21.19%) Windows Server 2012
16 176 (20.61%) WAN
17 172 (20.14%) Firewall
18 168 (19.67%) Exchange Server 2010
19 166 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
20 159 (18.62%) SQL Server
21 153 (17.92%) Windows XP
22 151 (17.68%) SAN
23 147 (17.21%) Hyper-V
24 117 (13.70%) VPN
25 115 (13.47%) SQL
26 113 (13.23%) MCSE
27 109 (12.76%) Exchange Server 2013

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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
1 330 (38.64%) MS Exchange
2 168 (19.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 109 (12.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 97 (11.36%) IIS
5 85 (9.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 68 (7.96%) SharePoint
7 54 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 29 (3.40%) Lync
9 17 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 15 (1.76%) IBM Notes
11 9 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.94%) Lotus Domino
13 7 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.59%) Apache
15 4 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.35%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
17 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2000
17 2 (0.23%) Documentum
17 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 231 (27.05%) MS Excel
2 185 (21.66%) MS Office
3 9 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.59%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.47%) Revit
6 4 (0.47%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.23%) SketchUp
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 71 (8.31%) Office 365
2 13 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.59%) SaaS
3 5 (0.59%) IaaS
4 4 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.23%) PaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Terremark
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 251 (29.39%) DNS
2 199 (23.30%) DHCP
3 186 (21.78%) LAN
4 185 (21.66%) TCP/IP
5 176 (20.61%) WAN
6 172 (20.14%) Firewall
7 151 (17.68%) SAN
8 117 (13.70%) VPN
9 70 (8.20%) NAS
10 68 (7.96%) VoIP
11 60 (7.03%) VLAN
12 42 (4.92%) Wireless
13 37 (4.33%) Internet
14 31 (3.63%) SMTP
15 30 (3.51%) Network Security
16 28 (3.28%) iSCSI
17 27 (3.16%) Ethernet
18 24 (2.81%) Wi-Fi
19 23 (2.69%) MPLS
20 18 (2.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (18.62%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.05%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.47%) MySQL
9 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.23%) DataEase
11 1 (0.12%) InterBase
11 1 (0.12%) MS Access
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 14 (1.64%) MSI
2 8 (0.94%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
General
1 98 (11.48%) Finance
2 29 (3.40%) Law
3 20 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.22%) Legal
5 18 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 18 (2.11%) Retail
6 16 (1.87%) Advertising
7 10 (1.17%) Billing
8 6 (0.70%) German Language
8 6 (0.70%) Publishing
8 6 (0.70%) Banking
9 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.47%) Back Office
9 4 (0.47%) French Language
10 3 (0.35%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.23%) Games
11 2 (0.23%) Swedish Language
11 2 (0.23%) Norwegian Language
11 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 178 (20.84%) Analyst
2 146 (17.10%) Support Engineer
3 136 (15.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 92 (10.77%) IT Support
5 91 (10.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 83 (9.72%) 3rd Line Support
7 75 (8.78%) Support Analyst
8 68 (7.96%) Service Analyst
9 53 (6.21%) Service Desk Analyst
10 47 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 45 (5.27%) 1st Line Support
12 40 (4.68%) Administrator
12 40 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 37 (4.33%) Consultant
14 34 (3.98%) Technical Support
15 32 (3.75%) Desktop Support
15 32 (3.75%) Team Leader
16 31 (3.63%) Systems Administrator
17 30 (3.51%) Support Technician
17 30 (3.51%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.75%) .NET
2 14 (1.64%) Web Services
3 6 (0.70%) ASP.NET
3 6 (0.70%) HTML
4 5 (0.59%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.47%) XML
5 4 (0.47%) EDI
6 2 (0.23%) COM
6 2 (0.23%) CSS
6 2 (0.23%) EDIFACT
7 1 (0.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.80%) Blackberry
3 36 (4.22%) Clustering
4 26 (3.04%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.58%) Life Science
6 20 (2.34%) Replication
7 19 (2.22%) FlexPod
8 18 (2.11%) Fat Client
8 18 (2.11%) Thin Client
9 16 (1.87%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.76%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.05%) iPhone
12 8 (0.94%) Mathematics
13 7 (0.82%) User Experience
14 6 (0.70%) iPad
15 4 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
15 4 (0.47%) EPoS
16 3 (0.35%) GIS
16 3 (0.35%) Handset
16 3 (0.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 733 (85.83%) Windows
2 261 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 181 (21.19%) Windows 7
3 181 (21.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 166 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 153 (17.92%) Windows XP
6 84 (9.84%) Windows 8
7 72 (8.43%) Linux
8 30 (3.51%) Windows Vista
9 19 (2.22%) Android
10 13 (1.52%) UNIX
11 11 (1.29%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.94%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.82%) CentOS
15 5 (0.59%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.35%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (25.53%) ITIL
2 73 (8.55%) Migration
3 61 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 33 (3.86%) Service Delivery
4 33 (3.86%) Business Continuity
5 32 (3.75%) Incident Management
6 30 (3.51%) Service Management
6 30 (3.51%) Mentoring
7 25 (2.93%) PRINCE2
8 23 (2.69%) Line Management
9 22 (2.58%) ERP
9 22 (2.58%) Change Management
10 21 (2.46%) Project Management
10 21 (2.46%) Kalman Filter
10 21 (2.46%) Software Deployment
10 21 (2.46%) Service Desk Management
11 20 (2.34%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (2.34%) Load Balancing
11 20 (2.34%) Time Management
12 18 (2.11%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 115 (13.47%) SQL
2 102 (11.94%) PowerShell
3 26 (3.04%) C
4 23 (2.69%) VB.NET
5 22 (2.58%) VB
6 18 (2.11%) Perl
7 17 (1.99%) T-SQL
8 15 (1.76%) VBScript
9 6 (0.70%) C#
9 6 (0.70%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.35%) VBA
10 3 (0.35%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.23%) PHP
12 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.12%) C++
12 1 (0.12%) Java
12 1 (0.12%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.12%) VC++
Qualifications
1 199 (23.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 113 (13.23%) MCSE
3 82 (9.60%) MCITP
4 74 (8.67%) MCP
5 69 (8.08%) MCSA
6 66 (7.73%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (7.61%) CCNA
8 60 (7.03%) Degree
8 60 (7.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 50 (5.85%) MCTS
10 40 (4.68%) Citrix Certification
11 34 (3.98%) CCA
12 23 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
13 22 (2.58%) NCDA
14 20 (2.34%) Security Cleared
15 17 (1.99%) SC Cleared
16 11 (1.29%) CCNP
17 9 (1.05%) MCDST
18 7 (0.82%) JNCIA
18 7 (0.82%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (7.61%) SLA
2 12 (1.41%) QA
3 10 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.23%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.12%) GMP
6 1 (0.12%) GLP
System Software
1 234 (27.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 147 (17.21%) Hyper-V
3 75 (8.78%) XenDesktop
3 75 (8.78%) vSphere
4 72 (8.43%) XenApp
5 32 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (2.11%) XenServer
7 14 (1.64%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.17%) Terminal Server
10 7 (0.82%) NFS
10 7 (0.82%) Xen
11 6 (0.70%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.70%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.47%) MetaFrame
13 3 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.12%) vCloud
15 1 (0.12%) KVM
15 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 86 (10.07%) SCCM
2 31 (3.63%) WSUS
3 23 (2.69%) SCOM
4 20 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 19 (2.22%) Backup Exec
6 18 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 12 (1.41%) WMI
8 8 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (0.82%) XenMobile
10 6 (0.70%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.59%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.59%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.59%) Nagios
12 3 (0.35%) ARCserve
12 3 (0.35%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.35%) MIMEsweeper
12 3 (0.35%) MAILsweeper
12 3 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 452 (52.93%) Microsoft
2 387 (45.32%) VMware
3 262 (30.68%) Citrix
4 200 (23.42%) Cisco
5 106 (12.41%) NetApp
6 100 (11.71%) HP
7 51 (5.97%) Dell
8 41 (4.80%) Symantec
9 29 (3.40%) Avaya
10 24 (2.81%) EMC
10 24 (2.81%) IBM
11 22 (2.58%) Juniper
12 21 (2.46%) Oracle
13 20 (2.34%) McAfee
14 19 (2.22%) WatchGuard
14 19 (2.22%) IronPort
15 18 (2.11%) AppSense
16 16 (1.87%) Sophos
17 15 (1.76%) Lotus
18 14 (1.64%) Apple
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Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
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