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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 26 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 504 404 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 7.87% 6.61% 7.02%
As % of the System Software category 57.67% 60.48% 67.62%
Number of salaries quoted 449 324 465
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,617 £20,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
874 668 766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 13.64% 10.94% 10.39%
Number of salaries quoted 731 493 656
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

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 6 December 2016.

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 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +18 317 £32,500 -2.98% 44
Cheshire +1 100 £25,000 - 18
Merseyside -4 60 £44,000 +30.37% 7
Lancashire -20 24 £24,250 -19.16% 4
Cumbria +6 6 £28,500 -48.18% 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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.

1 669 (78.15%) Windows
2 443 (51.75%) Microsoft
3 412 (48.13%) VMware
4 411 (48.01%) Windows Server
5 262 (30.61%) ITIL
6 259 (30.26%) DNS
7 255 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 249 (29.09%) MS Exchange
9 236 (27.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 202 (23.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 191 (22.31%) DHCP
12 190 (22.20%) Cisco
12 190 (22.20%) Hyper-V
13 188 (21.96%) Firewall
14 181 (21.14%) SQL Server
15 170 (19.86%) Citrix
16 169 (19.74%) Microsoft Certification
17 165 (19.28%) Windows 7
18 156 (18.22%) MS Excel
19 154 (17.99%) WAN
20 148 (17.29%) SQL
21 138 (16.12%) Office 365
22 132 (15.42%) MS Office
23 129 (15.07%) PowerShell
24 127 (14.84%) LAN
25 124 (14.49%) MCSE
26 110 (12.85%) VPN
27 108 (12.62%) SCCM
28 105 (12.27%) Linux
29 102 (11.92%) 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
1 249 (29.09%) MS Exchange
2 102 (11.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 92 (10.75%) IIS
4 82 (9.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 66 (7.71%) SharePoint
6 28 (3.27%) Apache
7 26 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (3.04%) Skype for Business
8 17 (1.99%) Tomcat
9 15 (1.75%) JBoss
10 14 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.58%) CMS
13 5 (0.58%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.47%) GroupWise
14 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.35%) Site Server
16 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
16 2 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 156 (18.22%) MS Excel
2 132 (15.42%) MS Office
3 8 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.58%) Line 50
3 5 (0.58%) Sage X3
4 3 (0.35%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.23%) BPCS
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 138 (16.12%) Office 365
2 77 (9.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (7.01%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (2.45%) PaaS
5 20 (2.34%) IaaS
6 18 (2.10%) Amazon S3
7 16 (1.87%) SaaS
8 14 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.58%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.47%) Basecamp
11 4 (0.47%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.35%) Yammer
13 2 (0.23%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 259 (30.26%) DNS
2 191 (22.31%) DHCP
3 188 (21.96%) Firewall
4 154 (17.99%) WAN
5 127 (14.84%) LAN
6 110 (12.85%) VPN
7 99 (11.57%) TCP/IP
8 89 (10.40%) VLAN
9 86 (10.05%) Internet
10 77 (9.00%) SAN
11 71 (8.29%) VoIP
12 61 (7.13%) Wi-Fi
13 45 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
13 45 (5.26%) WLAN
14 41 (4.79%) Network Security
15 34 (3.97%) Intrusion Detection
16 31 (3.62%) SNMP
17 26 (3.04%) MPLS
17 26 (3.04%) Wireless
18 24 (2.80%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (21.14%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (2.57%) MySQL
5 11 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.70%) DocumentDB
9 5 (0.58%) Power BI
10 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.12%) Big Data
13 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (2.57%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.29%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.70%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.58%) JIRA
5 4 (0.47%) Bugzilla
5 4 (0.47%) InstallShield
5 4 (0.47%) Mercurial
5 4 (0.47%) MSI
5 4 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.47%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (5.96%) Finance
2 39 (4.56%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.80%) Legal
4 21 (2.45%) Law
5 18 (2.10%) Banking
5 18 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.64%) Retail
7 11 (1.29%) Back Office
8 7 (0.82%) German Language
9 6 (0.70%) Publishing
10 4 (0.47%) Advertising
10 4 (0.47%) Marketing
11 2 (0.23%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 165 (19.28%) Analyst
2 137 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 130 (15.19%) IT Support
4 114 (13.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 90 (10.51%) Support Analyst
6 88 (10.28%) 2nd Line Support
7 73 (8.53%) 3rd Line Support
8 67 (7.83%) Support Technician
9 62 (7.24%) IT Analyst
10 57 (6.66%) IT Support Analyst
11 53 (6.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 50 (5.84%) IT Engineer
13 45 (5.26%) Service Analyst
14 44 (5.14%) Server Engineer
15 42 (4.91%) IT Support Engineer
16 41 (4.79%) Service Desk Analyst
17 40 (4.67%) Infrastructure Support
18 36 (4.21%) 1st Line Support
19 33 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 33 (3.86%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.67%) Web Services
2 20 (2.34%) .NET
3 14 (1.64%) LAMP
3 14 (1.64%) Middleware
4 13 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 13 (1.52%) HTML
5 7 (0.82%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.70%) AngularJS
6 6 (0.70%) Apache Cordova
6 6 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (0.70%) CSS
6 6 (0.70%) CSS3
6 6 (0.70%) Ionic Framework
6 6 (0.70%) RESTful
6 6 (0.70%) Sass
6 6 (0.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (0.47%) Entity Framework
7 4 (0.47%) HTML5
8 3 (0.35%) ELK Stack
9 2 (0.23%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (8.18%) Data Centre
3 51 (5.96%) iPad
4 37 (4.32%) NHS
5 33 (3.86%) Video Conferencing
6 25 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (2.69%) Clustering
8 19 (2.22%) Management Information System
9 18 (2.10%) Public Cloud
9 18 (2.10%) Replication
10 16 (1.87%) CMDB
10 16 (1.87%) Driving Licence
10 16 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (1.64%) Blackberry
11 14 (1.64%) PKI
12 13 (1.52%) HP StoreVirtual
12 13 (1.52%) iPhone
13 12 (1.40%) Computer Science
14 11 (1.29%) Mathematics
14 11 (1.29%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 669 (78.15%) Windows
2 411 (48.01%) Windows Server
3 236 (27.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 202 (23.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 165 (19.28%) Windows 7
6 105 (12.27%) Linux
7 82 (9.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 68 (7.94%) Windows 8
9 60 (7.01%) Windows 10
10 28 (3.27%) Windows XP
11 26 (3.04%) Mac OS X
12 22 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (2.57%) Unix
13 17 (1.99%) Android
14 15 (1.75%) Apple iOS
15 9 (1.05%) AIX
15 9 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
16 5 (0.58%) CentOS
16 5 (0.58%) Solaris
17 4 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (30.61%) ITIL
2 79 (9.23%) Service Management
3 66 (7.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 52 (6.07%) Configuration Management
5 44 (5.14%) PRINCE2
6 41 (4.79%) Network Management
7 39 (4.56%) Mentoring
8 38 (4.44%) Service Delivery
9 36 (4.21%) ITIL V3
10 33 (3.86%) Security Management
11 32 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (3.74%) Data Protection
12 31 (3.62%) Coaching
13 29 (3.39%) ITSM
14 26 (3.04%) DevOps
14 26 (3.04%) Load Balancing
15 24 (2.80%) Case Management
15 24 (2.80%) CRM
15 24 (2.80%) Identity Access Management
16 21 (2.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 148 (17.29%) SQL
2 129 (15.07%) PowerShell
3 41 (4.79%) Python
4 37 (4.32%) Perl
5 28 (3.27%) VBScript
6 27 (3.15%) PHP
7 20 (2.34%) C#
8 13 (1.52%) VB
9 11 (1.29%) JavaScript
9 11 (1.29%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.82%) Java
11 6 (0.70%) C
12 4 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.47%) C++
12 4 (0.47%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.23%) Delphi
13 2 (0.23%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 169 (19.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (14.49%) MCSE
3 75 (8.76%) MCSA
4 72 (8.41%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (8.06%) Degree
6 55 (6.43%) MCITP
7 50 (5.84%) CCNA
8 33 (3.86%) MCP
9 29 (3.39%) CCNP
10 28 (3.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (2.10%) Security Cleared
12 17 (1.99%) ISEB
13 15 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (1.64%) EMC Certification
14 14 (1.64%) MCT
15 12 (1.40%) SC Cleared
16 10 (1.17%) MCTS
17 9 (1.05%) NCIE
18 7 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 6 (0.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (7.36%) SLA
2 25 (2.92%) PCI DSS
3 22 (2.57%) QA
4 15 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) GAMP
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 255 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 190 (22.20%) Hyper-V
3 69 (8.06%) vSphere
4 44 (5.14%) XenApp
5 27 (3.15%) Terminal Services
6 21 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (2.22%) vCloud
7 19 (2.22%) XenDesktop
8 18 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (1.87%) VMware Server
10 15 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (0.93%) VMware ESX
14 6 (0.70%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.58%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
16 4 (0.47%) NDS
16 4 (0.47%) NetIQ eDirectory
17 3 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 108 (12.62%) SCCM
2 53 (6.19%) SCOM
3 49 (5.72%) Puppet
4 31 (3.62%) Nagios
4 31 (3.62%) WSUS
5 26 (3.04%) HP SIM
6 24 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (2.80%) RANCID
7 22 (2.57%) AirWatch
8 20 (2.34%) OpenNMS
8 20 (2.34%) SCOrch
9 18 (2.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 14 (1.64%) Ansible
11 13 (1.52%) Backup Exec
12 11 (1.29%) Cacti
12 11 (1.29%) vMotion
12 11 (1.29%) vRealize
13 10 (1.17%) ServiceCenter
14 9 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
15 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 443 (51.75%) Microsoft
2 412 (48.13%) VMware
3 190 (22.20%) Cisco
4 170 (19.86%) Citrix
5 70 (8.18%) HP
6 50 (5.84%) Juniper
7 40 (4.67%) Dell
8 38 (4.44%) Intel Security
9 35 (4.09%) Veeam
10 30 (3.50%) NetApp
11 28 (3.27%) EMC
12 23 (2.69%) IBM
12 23 (2.69%) Oracle
13 22 (2.57%) Apple
14 21 (2.45%) Ericsson
14 21 (2.45%) Huawei
15 18 (2.10%) Brocade
15 18 (2.10%) Foundry
15 18 (2.10%) SolarWinds
15 18 (2.10%) ZyXEL
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Company Car
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Brookes Resourcing
Salary: Competitive + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Fast progression
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £40k + £Bonus + MS Training !
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + 5% flex
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Element 6 Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,500 per annum + Training + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Keswick, Cumbria
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + bens & training
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £18,995
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Connected IT
Salary: £20000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £25k DOE + Extensive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago