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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 43 49 63
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 347 363 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.26% 5.06% 3.92%
As % of the System Software category 53.55% 52.38% 51.99%
Number of salaries quoted 271 292 229
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,000 £20,420
10% offered a salary of more than £47,400 £45,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.41%
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
648 693 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.83% 9.67% 7.54%
Number of salaries quoted 483 535 433
Average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,980
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 21 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 21 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 +5 196 £28,500 +14.00% 49
Cheshire +3 99 £33,500 +11.66% 29
Lancashire +3 27 £33,500 +31.37% 3
Merseyside -3 23 £29,500 -6.34% 8
Cumbria -6 3 £24,690 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 688 (86.98%) Windows
2 409 (51.71%) Microsoft
3 370 (46.78%) VMware
4 314 (39.70%) MS Exchange
5 247 (31.23%) DNS
6 244 (30.85%) Citrix
7 243 (30.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 215 (27.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 203 (25.66%) MS Excel
10 200 (25.28%) ITIL
10 200 (25.28%) DHCP
11 187 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 179 (22.63%) Cisco
13 177 (22.38%) TCP/IP
13 177 (22.38%) Windows 7
14 175 (22.12%) Exchange Server 2010
15 173 (21.87%) Windows Server 2012
16 171 (21.62%) MS Office
17 170 (21.49%) LAN
18 163 (20.61%) SQL Server
19 162 (20.48%) WAN
20 160 (20.23%) Firewall
21 158 (19.97%) Windows Server 2003
22 145 (18.33%) Windows XP
23 139 (17.57%) Hyper-V
24 132 (16.69%) SAN
25 111 (14.03%) VPN
26 107 (13.53%) SQL
26 107 (13.53%) Exchange Server 2013
27 104 (13.15%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 21 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
1 314 (39.70%) MS Exchange
2 175 (22.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 107 (13.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 91 (11.50%) IIS
5 83 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 70 (8.85%) SharePoint
7 58 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 22 (2.78%) Lync
9 16 (2.02%) IBM Notes
10 14 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 12 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
14 5 (0.63%) Apache
14 5 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.38%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
16 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
17 1 (0.13%) CMS
17 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 203 (25.66%) MS Excel
2 171 (21.62%) MS Office
3 8 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.63%) PowerPivot
4 5 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.38%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.38%) Revit
6 2 (0.25%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.25%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 61 (7.71%) Office 365
2 12 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.01%) Mimecast
4 5 (0.63%) SaaS
5 4 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.51%) IaaS
6 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.25%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.25%) PaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Terremark
Communications & Networking
1 247 (31.23%) DNS
2 200 (25.28%) DHCP
3 177 (22.38%) TCP/IP
4 170 (21.49%) LAN
5 162 (20.48%) WAN
6 160 (20.23%) Firewall
7 132 (16.69%) SAN
8 111 (14.03%) VPN
9 59 (7.46%) VLAN
10 57 (7.21%) VoIP
11 54 (6.83%) NAS
12 42 (5.31%) Wireless
13 37 (4.68%) Internet
14 25 (3.16%) Ethernet
14 25 (3.16%) iSCSI
15 24 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (3.03%) Network Security
16 23 (2.91%) SMTP
17 22 (2.78%) MPLS
18 19 (2.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (0.76%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.51%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.25%) MySQL
11 1 (0.13%) InterBase
11 1 (0.13%) Informix
11 1 (0.13%) MS Access
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.13%) DataEase
Development Applications
1 14 (1.77%) MSI
2 7 (0.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
General
1 95 (12.01%) Finance
2 26 (3.29%) Law
3 21 (2.65%) Manufacturing
4 19 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.40%) Retail
5 16 (2.02%) Legal
6 12 (1.52%) Advertising
7 10 (1.26%) Billing
8 6 (0.76%) Publishing
9 5 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.63%) Back Office
10 4 (0.51%) German Language
11 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.38%) French Language
11 3 (0.38%) Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Norwegian Language
12 2 (0.25%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.25%) Swedish Language
12 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 160 (20.23%) Analyst
2 152 (19.22%) Support Engineer
3 131 (16.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 93 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 88 (11.13%) IT Support
6 84 (10.62%) 3rd Line Support
7 67 (8.47%) Support Analyst
8 59 (7.46%) Service Analyst
9 47 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 44 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 44 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
11 38 (4.80%) 1st Line Support
12 36 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
13 34 (4.30%) Technical Support
13 34 (4.30%) Desktop Support
14 32 (4.05%) Consultant
15 30 (3.79%) Team Leader
16 27 (3.41%) Administrator
17 26 (3.29%) Support Technician
18 21 (2.65%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.67%) .NET
2 15 (1.90%) Web Services
3 6 (0.76%) ASP.NET
4 5 (0.63%) HTML
4 5 (0.63%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.51%) XML
5 4 (0.51%) EDI
6 3 (0.38%) COM
7 2 (0.25%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.68%) Blackberry
3 29 (3.67%) Clustering
4 25 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.53%) Life Science
6 18 (2.28%) FlexPod
6 18 (2.28%) Replication
6 18 (2.28%) Client/Server
7 16 (2.02%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.90%) Fat Client
8 15 (1.90%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.14%) iPhone
10 7 (0.88%) iPad
10 7 (0.88%) User Experience
10 7 (0.88%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.51%) EPoS
12 3 (0.38%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.38%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.38%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 688 (86.98%) Windows
2 243 (30.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 177 (22.38%) Windows 7
4 173 (21.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 158 (19.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 145 (18.33%) Windows XP
7 79 (9.99%) Windows 8
8 59 (7.46%) Linux
9 23 (2.91%) Windows Vista
10 20 (2.53%) Android
11 13 (1.64%) UNIX
12 12 (1.52%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.01%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.88%) CentOS
16 5 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.38%) Mac OS
19 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
19 2 (0.25%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (25.28%) ITIL
2 62 (7.84%) Migration
3 55 (6.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 34 (4.30%) Incident Management
5 31 (3.92%) Service Delivery
6 27 (3.41%) Service Management
6 27 (3.41%) Business Continuity
7 26 (3.29%) Mentoring
8 24 (3.03%) PRINCE2
8 24 (3.03%) ERP
9 22 (2.78%) Line Management
10 21 (2.65%) Kalman Filter
10 21 (2.65%) Change Management
10 21 (2.65%) Project Management
11 20 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (2.53%) Software Deployment
12 19 (2.40%) Service Desk Management
12 19 (2.40%) Time Management
13 17 (2.15%) Asset Management
14 15 (1.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 107 (13.53%) SQL
2 90 (11.38%) PowerShell
3 23 (2.91%) C
4 19 (2.40%) VB
5 17 (2.15%) VB.NET
6 16 (2.02%) T-SQL
7 14 (1.77%) VBScript
8 12 (1.52%) Perl
9 8 (1.01%) C#
10 5 (0.63%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.51%) VBA
12 3 (0.38%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.25%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.25%) PHP
14 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.13%) C++
14 1 (0.13%) Java
14 1 (0.13%) R
14 1 (0.13%) VC++
Qualifications
1 187 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (13.15%) MCSE
3 81 (10.24%) MCITP
4 69 (8.72%) MCP
5 68 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
6 67 (8.47%) CCNA
7 61 (7.71%) MCSA
8 59 (7.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 58 (7.33%) Degree
10 46 (5.82%) MCTS
11 35 (4.42%) Citrix Certification
12 29 (3.67%) CCA
13 22 (2.78%) NCDA
14 21 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (2.15%) Security Cleared
16 15 (1.90%) SC Cleared
17 13 (1.64%) MCDST
18 11 (1.39%) CCNP
19 8 (1.01%) JNCIA
20 7 (0.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.59%) SLA
2 10 (1.26%) QA
3 7 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) GMP
5 1 (0.13%) GLP
System Software
1 215 (27.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 139 (17.57%) Hyper-V
3 74 (9.36%) XenDesktop
4 67 (8.47%) XenApp
5 66 (8.34%) vSphere
6 30 (3.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (2.28%) XenServer
8 12 (1.52%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.01%) Terminal Server
10 7 (0.88%) NFS
10 7 (0.88%) Xen
11 6 (0.76%) VMware Server
11 6 (0.76%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.38%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.13%) vCloud
15 1 (0.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 77 (9.73%) SCCM
2 29 (3.67%) WSUS
3 23 (2.91%) SCOM
4 17 (2.15%) Backup Exec
5 14 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 12 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 12 (1.52%) WMI
7 10 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (1.01%) XenMobile
9 6 (0.76%) SCDPM
10 5 (0.63%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.51%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.51%) Nagios
11 4 (0.51%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.51%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.38%) ARCserve
13 2 (0.25%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 409 (51.71%) Microsoft
2 370 (46.78%) VMware
3 244 (30.85%) Citrix
4 179 (22.63%) Cisco
5 99 (12.52%) HP
5 99 (12.52%) NetApp
6 50 (6.32%) Dell
7 34 (4.30%) Symantec
8 30 (3.79%) Avaya
9 23 (2.91%) Juniper
9 23 (2.91%) IBM
10 21 (2.65%) McAfee
11 20 (2.53%) Oracle
12 19 (2.40%) AppSense
13 18 (2.28%) WatchGuard
13 18 (2.28%) EMC
14 15 (1.90%) Sophos
14 15 (1.90%) Lotus
15 13 (1.64%) Apple
16 12 (1.52%) IronPort
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £35 - £45 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Your Housing Group
Salary: From £22,400 to £28,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + On-call / bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago