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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 42 32 52
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 354 432 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.65% 6.38% 5.27%
As % of the System Software category 58.51% 61.10% 54.25%
Number of salaries quoted 313 345 321
Median salary £35,000 £29,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% -10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,630 £19,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £49,400
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
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
605 707 717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.66% 10.45% 9.71%
Number of salaries quoted 512 537 569
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,850 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -9 210 £37,500 +15.38% 45
Cheshire -2 76 £32,500 +20.37% 10
Merseyside 0 53 £35,000 +2.18% 7
Lancashire 0 10 £35,000 +57.30% 6
Cumbria +12 6 £30,000 -36.84%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 545 (76.65%) Windows
2 365 (51.34%) Microsoft
3 354 (49.79%) Windows Server
4 329 (46.27%) VMware
5 230 (32.35%) ITIL
6 206 (28.97%) MS Exchange
7 199 (27.99%) DNS
8 192 (27.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 185 (26.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 169 (23.77%) Cisco
11 167 (23.49%) Citrix
12 158 (22.22%) Firewall
13 155 (21.80%) DHCP
14 149 (20.96%) Windows Server 2012
15 142 (19.97%) MS Excel
16 134 (18.85%) Hyper-V
17 127 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
18 123 (17.30%) PowerShell
19 121 (17.02%) SQL Server
20 115 (16.17%) Windows 7
21 114 (16.03%) SQL
22 111 (15.61%) Exchange Server 2010
23 110 (15.47%) MS Office
24 102 (14.35%) WAN
25 97 (13.64%) VPN
26 95 (13.36%) Office 365
27 92 (12.94%) SCCM
28 90 (12.66%) MCSE
29 89 (12.52%) LAN
30 84 (11.81%) SAN

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
1 206 (28.97%) MS Exchange
2 111 (15.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 71 (9.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 69 (9.70%) IIS
5 46 (6.47%) SharePoint
6 35 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 27 (3.80%) Apache
8 15 (2.11%) Skype for Business
8 15 (2.11%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.83%) JBoss
10 12 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (1.27%) CMS
14 5 (0.70%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
17 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
17 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 142 (19.97%) MS Excel
2 110 (15.47%) MS Office
3 11 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Infor M3
2 3 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) BPCS
4 1 (0.14%) Line 50
4 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 95 (13.36%) Office 365
2 80 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.25%) IaaS
4 16 (2.25%) PaaS
5 14 (1.97%) SaaS
6 13 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.84%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.42%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.42%) Yammer
10 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.28%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 199 (27.99%) DNS
2 158 (22.22%) Firewall
3 155 (21.80%) DHCP
4 102 (14.35%) WAN
5 97 (13.64%) VPN
6 89 (12.52%) LAN
7 84 (11.81%) SAN
8 77 (10.83%) TCP/IP
9 63 (8.86%) VoIP
10 62 (8.72%) VLAN
11 54 (7.59%) Internet
12 35 (4.92%) Network Security
13 34 (4.78%) Wi-Fi
14 30 (4.22%) Remote Desktop
15 25 (3.52%) SNMP
15 25 (3.52%) Wireless
16 24 (3.38%) MPLS
17 22 (3.09%) WLAN
18 21 (2.95%) Ethernet
18 21 (2.95%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.53%) MySQL
3 16 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.84%) DocumentDB
7 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.28%) Power BI
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.14%) Big Data
10 1 (0.14%) Informix
10 1 (0.14%) Looker
10 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (2.11%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.98%) MSI
3 5 (0.70%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (0.42%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.28%) JIRA
5 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.14%) Maven
6 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.14%) Subversion
6 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
General
1 46 (6.47%) Finance
2 34 (4.78%) Law
3 32 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 29 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 25 (3.52%) Legal
6 20 (2.81%) Banking
6 20 (2.81%) Retail
7 9 (1.27%) Back Office
8 6 (0.84%) Publishing
9 5 (0.70%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.70%) Marketing
10 3 (0.42%) German Language
11 2 (0.28%) Advertising
11 2 (0.28%) Games
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 172 (24.19%) Analyst
2 99 (13.92%) Support Engineer
3 90 (12.66%) IT Support
4 88 (12.38%) Support Analyst
5 85 (11.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 63 (8.86%) 3rd Line Support
7 61 (8.58%) 2nd Line Support
8 50 (7.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 50 (7.03%) Service Analyst
9 46 (6.47%) Service Desk Analyst
10 45 (6.33%) IT Analyst
11 41 (5.77%) Support Technician
12 39 (5.49%) IT Engineer
13 35 (4.92%) IT Support Analyst
13 35 (4.92%) Server Engineer
14 33 (4.64%) Administrator
15 32 (4.50%) IT Support Engineer
16 27 (3.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 26 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 25 (3.52%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.94%) Web Services
2 27 (3.80%) .NET
3 18 (2.53%) HTML
4 16 (2.25%) ASP.NET
5 15 (2.11%) LAMP
6 14 (1.97%) Middleware
7 12 (1.69%) CSS
8 10 (1.41%) .NET Framework
8 10 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (0.84%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.84%) Apache Cordova
9 6 (0.84%) CSS3
9 6 (0.84%) Ionic Framework
9 6 (0.84%) Sass
9 6 (0.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (0.70%) HTML5
10 5 (0.70%) WAP
11 4 (0.56%) Entity Framework
11 4 (0.56%) SOAP
11 4 (0.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (8.58%) Data Centre
3 32 (4.50%) iPad
4 30 (4.22%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (3.80%) Clustering
5 27 (3.80%) Driving Licence
6 22 (3.09%) NHS
7 21 (2.95%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (2.53%) Replication
9 17 (2.39%) Blackberry
10 14 (1.97%) HP StoreVirtual
10 14 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (1.97%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.83%) Computer Science
11 13 (1.83%) Mobile Computing
11 13 (1.83%) User Experience
12 12 (1.69%) PKI
12 12 (1.69%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.13%) CCTV
13 8 (1.13%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 545 (76.65%) Windows
2 354 (49.79%) Windows Server
3 185 (26.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 149 (20.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 115 (16.17%) Windows 7
6 83 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 81 (11.39%) Linux
8 51 (7.17%) Windows 10
9 44 (6.19%) Windows 8
10 33 (4.64%) Mac OS X
11 26 (3.66%) Windows XP
12 16 (2.25%) Unix
13 15 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (1.55%) AIX
15 8 (1.13%) Windows NT
16 7 (0.98%) Android
17 6 (0.84%) CentOS
18 5 (0.70%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.70%) Windows 2000
19 4 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (32.35%) ITIL
2 70 (9.85%) Service Management
3 43 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 34 (4.78%) PRINCE2
5 33 (4.64%) ITSM
5 33 (4.64%) Service Delivery
6 32 (4.50%) Network Management
7 31 (4.36%) Mentoring
8 30 (4.22%) ITIL V3
9 29 (4.08%) Configuration Management
10 26 (3.66%) Change Management
10 26 (3.66%) Load Balancing
10 26 (3.66%) Project Management
11 25 (3.52%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (3.38%) Security Management
13 23 (3.23%) Incident Management
14 22 (3.09%) High Availability
15 21 (2.95%) Software Deployment
16 19 (2.67%) Coaching
16 19 (2.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 123 (17.30%) PowerShell
2 114 (16.03%) SQL
3 31 (4.36%) VBScript
4 28 (3.94%) Perl
5 27 (3.80%) PHP
5 27 (3.80%) Python
6 26 (3.66%) C#
7 18 (2.53%) VB
8 14 (1.97%) JavaScript
9 11 (1.55%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.84%) Ruby
11 4 (0.56%) Java
11 4 (0.56%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.28%) C
12 2 (0.28%) Delphi
13 1 (0.14%) C++
13 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.14%) VBA
13 1 (0.14%) VC++
13 1 (0.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 127 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (12.66%) MCSE
3 69 (9.70%) MCSA
4 62 (8.72%) Degree
5 61 (8.58%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (7.03%) CCNA
7 42 (5.91%) MCITP
8 27 (3.80%) MCP
9 17 (2.39%) Security Cleared
10 15 (2.11%) ISEB
10 15 (2.11%) MCT
11 13 (1.83%) CCNP
11 13 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (1.69%) EMC Certification
13 10 (1.41%) SC Cleared
14 7 (0.98%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.98%) MCTS
15 5 (0.70%) CCA
15 5 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.19%) SLA
2 25 (3.52%) PCI DSS
2 25 (3.52%) QA
3 18 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) GAMP
System Software
1 192 (27.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 134 (18.85%) Hyper-V
3 61 (8.58%) XenApp
4 47 (6.61%) vSphere
5 33 (4.64%) XenDesktop
6 20 (2.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (2.53%) Terminal Services
8 17 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.55%) Terminal Server
10 11 (1.55%) XenServer
11 10 (1.41%) VMware Server
12 9 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (1.13%) vCloud
14 6 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (0.70%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.70%) VMware ESX
16 4 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.42%) NFS
Systems Management
1 92 (12.94%) SCCM
2 43 (6.05%) SCOM
3 29 (4.08%) Puppet
3 29 (4.08%) WSUS
4 25 (3.52%) AirWatch
4 25 (3.52%) Nagios
5 18 (2.53%) HP SIM
5 18 (2.53%) RANCID
6 15 (2.11%) SCOrch
7 14 (1.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 14 (1.97%) OpenNMS
8 10 (1.41%) Backup Exec
8 10 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (1.13%) Cacti
10 8 (1.13%) ServiceCenter
11 7 (0.98%) WMI
12 6 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
12 6 (0.84%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.70%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 365 (51.34%) Microsoft
2 329 (46.27%) VMware
3 169 (23.77%) Cisco
4 167 (23.49%) Citrix
5 64 (9.00%) HP
6 48 (6.75%) Juniper
7 36 (5.06%) NetApp
8 34 (4.78%) Intel Security
9 31 (4.36%) Dell
10 27 (3.80%) CheckPoint
11 26 (3.66%) EMC
11 26 (3.66%) Veeam
12 24 (3.38%) Apple
13 20 (2.81%) IBM
14 19 (2.67%) iManage
15 18 (2.53%) Avaya
16 14 (1.97%) Brocade
16 14 (1.97%) Ericsson
16 14 (1.97%) Huawei
16 14 (1.97%) ZyXEL
Cheadle, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
onezeero.
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Training Budget
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £22000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £28000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Compu team
Salary: £15,000 - £19,000 pa depending on skills and experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £37,500 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Pension & 28 days hols
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Circle Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £18k - 20k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Bolton School
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Fast progression
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + pension
Posted: 6 days ago