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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / North West
Rank 53 23 33
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +10
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 294 416 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.89% 7.37% 6.66%
As % of the System Software category 46.67% 62.46% 61.62%
Number of salaries quoted 250 364 401
Median salary £31,500 £30,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
630 666 753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.47% 11.79% 10.81%
Number of salaries quoted 486 551 627
Median salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -30 181 £35,000 +5.26% 50
Cheshire -25 47 £26,500 -1.85% 23
Merseyside 0 38 £27,500 -8.33% 10
Lancashire -13 27 £24,000 -26.15% 5
Cumbria - 1 £30,000 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 598 (75.51%) Windows
2 438 (55.30%) Microsoft
3 383 (48.36%) VMware
4 344 (43.43%) Windows Server
5 255 (32.20%) ITIL
6 245 (30.93%) DNS
7 238 (30.05%) MS Exchange
8 226 (28.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 225 (28.41%) VMware Infrastructure
10 185 (23.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 181 (22.85%) Firewall
12 179 (22.60%) DHCP
12 179 (22.60%) Hyper-V
13 173 (21.84%) Cisco
14 168 (21.21%) Windows 7
15 167 (21.09%) MS Excel
16 165 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
17 161 (20.33%) WAN
18 158 (19.95%) SQL Server
19 147 (18.56%) Office 365
20 139 (17.55%) Citrix
21 130 (16.41%) LAN
22 129 (16.29%) SQL
23 123 (15.53%) MS Office
24 113 (14.27%) MCSE
25 112 (14.14%) PowerShell
26 101 (12.75%) SCCM
27 99 (12.50%) Linux
28 90 (11.36%) Internet
29 89 (11.24%) TCP/IP

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
1 238 (30.05%) MS Exchange
2 89 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 73 (9.22%) IIS
4 70 (8.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 69 (8.71%) SharePoint
6 38 (4.80%) Skype for Business
7 18 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (2.02%) Apache
9 15 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (1.14%) JBoss
10 9 (1.14%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.63%) Confluence
12 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.51%) GroupWise
12 4 (0.51%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.51%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.38%) Site Server
Applications
1 167 (21.09%) MS Excel
2 123 (15.53%) MS Office
3 3 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.38%) MS Project
4 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) 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%) Magento
5 3 (0.38%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.13%) BPCS
7 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.13%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 147 (18.56%) Office 365
2 71 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (2.53%) Amazon S3
5 19 (2.40%) IaaS
6 17 (2.15%) PaaS
7 16 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (2.02%) SaaS
8 15 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.63%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.51%) Basecamp
10 4 (0.51%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 245 (30.93%) DNS
2 181 (22.85%) Firewall
3 179 (22.60%) DHCP
4 161 (20.33%) WAN
5 130 (16.41%) LAN
6 90 (11.36%) Internet
7 89 (11.24%) TCP/IP
8 87 (10.98%) VLAN
9 77 (9.72%) SAN
10 69 (8.71%) VPN
11 66 (8.33%) VoIP
12 57 (7.20%) Wi-Fi
13 47 (5.93%) Network Security
14 44 (5.56%) WLAN
15 36 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
16 33 (4.17%) Skype
17 30 (3.79%) MPLS
18 26 (3.28%) Ethernet
18 26 (3.28%) Remote Desktop
19 23 (2.90%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (19.95%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.89%) MySQL
4 15 (1.89%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.63%) Power BI
9 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.25%) Informix
10 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.13%) DocumentDB
11 1 (0.13%) FileMaker
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.26%) JIRA
4 9 (1.14%) MSI
5 8 (1.01%) InstallShield
6 6 (0.76%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.51%) Bugzilla
7 4 (0.51%) Mercurial
7 4 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.51%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.13%) Maven
General
1 52 (6.57%) Finance
2 27 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.15%) Legal
4 16 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.77%) Banking
5 14 (1.77%) Law
6 13 (1.64%) Retail
7 11 (1.39%) Marketing
8 10 (1.26%) Back Office
9 6 (0.76%) Advertising
9 6 (0.76%) German Language
10 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.25%) Publishing
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 166 (20.96%) Analyst
2 130 (16.41%) Support Engineer
3 119 (15.03%) IT Support
4 112 (14.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 102 (12.88%) Support Analyst
6 89 (11.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 77 (9.72%) 3rd Line Support
8 64 (8.08%) IT Analyst
9 57 (7.20%) IT Support Analyst
10 49 (6.19%) Support Technician
11 48 (6.06%) IT Engineer
12 41 (5.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 40 (5.05%) Infrastructure Support
14 38 (4.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 38 (4.80%) Service Analyst
15 37 (4.67%) IT Support Engineer
16 35 (4.42%) 1st Line Support
17 34 (4.29%) Windows Engineer
18 33 (4.17%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
19 32 (4.04%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.29%) Web Services
2 11 (1.39%) .NET
3 9 (1.14%) HTML
3 9 (1.14%) Middleware
4 7 (0.88%) LAMP
5 6 (0.76%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.51%) CSS
6 4 (0.51%) RESTful
7 3 (0.38%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.25%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.25%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Cordova
9 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.13%) CSS3
9 1 (0.13%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.13%) FFmpeg
9 1 (0.13%) HTML5
9 1 (0.13%) Ionic Framework
9 1 (0.13%) Sass
9 1 (0.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.95%) Data Centre
2 52 (6.57%) iPad
3 47 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (4.80%) NHS
5 28 (3.54%) Video Conferencing
6 18 (2.27%) CMDB
6 18 (2.27%) Public Cloud
7 17 (2.15%) Clustering
8 15 (1.89%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.64%) Driving Licence
10 12 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.39%) iPhone
12 10 (1.26%) Replication
13 9 (1.14%) Computer Science
13 9 (1.14%) RSA SecurID
14 7 (0.88%) Blackberry
14 7 (0.88%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.76%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 598 (75.51%) Windows
2 344 (43.43%) Windows Server
3 226 (28.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 185 (23.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 168 (21.21%) Windows 7
6 99 (12.50%) Linux
7 67 (8.46%) Windows 8
8 63 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (5.93%) Windows 10
10 28 (3.54%) Unix
11 24 (3.03%) Windows XP
12 18 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (1.89%) Android
14 14 (1.77%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.77%) Mac OS X
15 12 (1.52%) Solaris
16 9 (1.14%) Data ONTAP
17 8 (1.01%) AIX
18 5 (0.63%) CentOS
18 5 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (32.20%) ITIL
2 82 (10.35%) Service Management
3 73 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 45 (5.68%) Configuration Management
5 39 (4.92%) Network Management
6 37 (4.67%) Migration
7 35 (4.42%) Mentoring
8 33 (4.17%) PRINCE2
8 33 (4.17%) Service Delivery
9 32 (4.04%) Data Protection
9 32 (4.04%) Security Management
10 29 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (3.41%) ITIL V3
12 26 (3.28%) Coaching
13 24 (3.03%) Identity Access Management
13 24 (3.03%) ITSM
13 24 (3.03%) Problem Management
14 22 (2.78%) Change Management
14 22 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
15 20 (2.53%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (16.29%) SQL
2 112 (14.14%) PowerShell
3 33 (4.17%) Python
4 26 (3.28%) Perl
5 23 (2.90%) VBScript
6 13 (1.64%) PHP
7 10 (1.26%) VB
8 9 (1.14%) C#
8 9 (1.14%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.76%) C
9 6 (0.76%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.51%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.51%) C++
10 4 (0.51%) Java
11 2 (0.25%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.25%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 165 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 113 (14.27%) MCSE
3 78 (9.85%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (7.45%) MCSA
5 52 (6.57%) Degree
6 50 (6.31%) MCITP
7 49 (6.19%) CCNA
8 45 (5.68%) MCP
9 36 (4.55%) CCNP
10 35 (4.42%) Security Cleared
11 34 (4.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (2.78%) SC Cleared
13 20 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (1.52%) JNCIP
14 12 (1.52%) MCTS
15 9 (1.14%) EMC Certification
15 9 (1.14%) NCIE
16 8 (1.01%) BC Cleared
16 8 (1.01%) ISEB
17 7 (0.88%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (9.97%) SLA
2 26 (3.28%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.39%) QA
5 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 225 (28.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 179 (22.60%) Hyper-V
3 61 (7.70%) vSphere
4 29 (3.66%) Terminal Services
5 28 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (3.28%) XenApp
7 17 (2.15%) VMware Server
8 15 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (1.89%) vCloud
9 14 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (1.52%) VMware ESX
11 11 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (1.14%) XenDesktop
13 8 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
14 6 (0.76%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.63%) NDS
16 4 (0.51%) NetIQ eDirectory
17 3 (0.38%) Firmware
17 3 (0.38%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 101 (12.75%) SCCM
2 40 (5.05%) Puppet
3 31 (3.91%) WSUS
4 29 (3.66%) SCOrch
5 28 (3.54%) Nagios
6 26 (3.28%) SCOM
7 23 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (2.40%) OpenNMS
9 17 (2.15%) AirWatch
9 17 (2.15%) RANCID
10 16 (2.02%) Backup Exec
11 14 (1.77%) HP SIM
12 12 (1.52%) Ansible
13 11 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (1.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 9 (1.14%) Cacti
15 9 (1.14%) vMotion
16 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
17 7 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
17 7 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 438 (55.30%) Microsoft
2 383 (48.36%) VMware
3 173 (21.84%) Cisco
4 139 (17.55%) Citrix
5 63 (7.95%) HP
6 39 (4.92%) Juniper
7 37 (4.67%) NetApp
8 34 (4.29%) Veeam
9 32 (4.04%) Intel Security
10 28 (3.54%) Dell
11 27 (3.41%) Oracle
12 25 (3.16%) Avaya
13 21 (2.65%) Ericsson
13 21 (2.65%) Huawei
14 19 (2.40%) EMC
14 19 (2.40%) SonicWALL
15 18 (2.27%) Symantec
16 17 (2.15%) SolarWinds
17 16 (2.02%) IBM
17 16 (2.02%) Sage
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Morson International
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Pension Health
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Holidays, pension, bonus and flexible working!
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Hiring Wizard
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum + pension, bonus, 28 days holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Inc OT + Great Benefits package
Posted: 19 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Burnley, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: up to £24k dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Estio Technology Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £42k
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Fantastic company
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago