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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 36 41 38
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 341 391 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.80% 5.95% 6.11%
As % of the System Software category 59.20% 57.00% 57.85%
Number of salaries quoted 304 320 359
Median salary £33,000 £30,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,100 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £49,800 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £34,368 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-2.52% +5.74%
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
576 686 752
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.80% 10.44% 10.56%
Number of salaries quoted 480 531 619
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 0 195 £37,500 +17.18% 40
Cheshire +2 70 £32,000 +22.88% 17
Merseyside +8 40 £29,750 -20.13% 7
Lancashire +19 26 £32,500 +46.06% 4
Cumbria +12 11 £27,500 +1.85%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 574 (80.06%) Windows
2 391 (54.53%) Microsoft
3 347 (48.40%) Windows Server
4 297 (41.42%) VMware
5 250 (34.87%) ITIL
6 223 (31.10%) MS Exchange
7 182 (25.38%) Citrix
8 178 (24.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 175 (24.41%) VMware Infrastructure
10 162 (22.59%) MS Excel
11 154 (21.48%) Cisco
12 153 (21.34%) DNS
13 139 (19.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 129 (17.99%) Windows 7
14 129 (17.99%) DHCP
15 126 (17.57%) Microsoft Certification
15 126 (17.57%) Firewall
16 123 (17.15%) SQL Server
17 120 (16.74%) SQL
18 118 (16.46%) MS Office
19 115 (16.04%) PowerShell
20 109 (15.20%) Exchange Server 2010
21 104 (14.50%) Hyper-V
22 101 (14.09%) SCCM
23 93 (12.97%) VPN
24 91 (12.69%) Office 365
25 85 (11.85%) TCP/IP
26 79 (11.02%) SAN
27 76 (10.60%) MCSE
28 74 (10.32%) LAN

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
1 223 (31.10%) MS Exchange
2 109 (15.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 70 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 63 (8.79%) IIS
5 42 (5.86%) SharePoint
6 39 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (3.07%) Skype for Business
8 20 (2.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (1.95%) Apache
9 14 (1.95%) CMS
10 11 (1.53%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (1.12%) JBoss
13 7 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
15 4 (0.56%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.28%) nginx
16 2 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
17 1 (0.14%) Confluence
17 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 162 (22.59%) MS Excel
2 118 (16.46%) MS Office
3 18 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.28%) FastStats
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 91 (12.69%) Office 365
2 62 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.39%) IaaS
4 10 (1.39%) PaaS
5 8 (1.12%) SaaS
6 6 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.42%) Yammer
8 2 (0.28%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 153 (21.34%) DNS
2 129 (17.99%) DHCP
3 126 (17.57%) Firewall
4 93 (12.97%) VPN
5 85 (11.85%) TCP/IP
6 79 (11.02%) SAN
7 74 (10.32%) LAN
8 69 (9.62%) WAN
9 55 (7.67%) VoIP
10 46 (6.42%) VLAN
11 25 (3.49%) Internet
12 24 (3.35%) MPLS
13 23 (3.21%) Network Security
13 23 (3.21%) Wi-Fi
13 23 (3.21%) Wireless
14 21 (2.93%) Junos
14 21 (2.93%) NetScaler
14 21 (2.93%) Remote Desktop
15 18 (2.51%) Ethernet
16 16 (2.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (17.15%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.12%) MySQL
5 8 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.28%) Looker
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.28%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.14%) DocumentDB
8 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.14%) Power BI
8 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.53%) MSI
2 9 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.70%) Wise Package Studio
4 4 (0.56%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.42%) JIRA
6 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.28%) WiX
7 1 (0.14%) Maven
7 1 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 67 (9.34%) Finance
2 50 (6.97%) Law
3 40 (5.58%) Legal
4 30 (4.18%) Manufacturing
5 27 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.93%) Banking
7 18 (2.51%) Back Office
8 17 (2.37%) Retail
9 6 (0.84%) German Language
9 6 (0.84%) Marketing
9 6 (0.84%) Publishing
10 5 (0.70%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.42%) French Language
11 3 (0.42%) Games
12 2 (0.28%) Advertising
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 187 (26.08%) Analyst
2 111 (15.48%) Support Analyst
3 105 (14.64%) Support Engineer
4 102 (14.23%) IT Support
5 87 (12.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 71 (9.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 68 (9.48%) 3rd Line Support
8 54 (7.53%) Service Analyst
9 53 (7.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 52 (7.25%) IT Engineer
11 51 (7.11%) Service Desk Analyst
12 47 (6.56%) Support Technician
13 43 (6.00%) IT Analyst
14 40 (5.58%) IT Support Engineer
15 35 (4.88%) Applications Support
16 33 (4.60%) IT Support Analyst
17 29 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 29 (4.04%) Administrator
18 28 (3.91%) Applications Engineer
19 27 (3.77%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.07%) .NET
2 17 (2.37%) Web Services
3 10 (1.39%) Middleware
4 8 (1.12%) .NET Framework
4 8 (1.12%) CSS
4 8 (1.12%) HTML
5 7 (0.98%) ASP.NET
5 7 (0.98%) LAMP
6 5 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (0.70%) RESTful
6 5 (0.70%) WAP
7 4 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (0.56%) JSON
7 4 (0.56%) SOAP
7 4 (0.56%) WCF
8 3 (0.42%) ELK Stack
8 3 (0.42%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.42%) JPA
8 3 (0.42%) Spring
8 3 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 38 (5.30%) Driving Licence
4 34 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (3.91%) Blackberry
6 27 (3.77%) Clustering
7 24 (3.35%) Replication
8 22 (3.07%) iPad
9 17 (2.37%) Computer Science
10 15 (2.09%) User Experience
11 11 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (1.39%) EqualLogic
12 10 (1.39%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.39%) Mobile Computing
13 9 (1.26%) HP StoreVirtual
13 9 (1.26%) Life Science
13 9 (1.26%) PKI
13 9 (1.26%) Public Cloud
14 8 (1.12%) CCTV
14 8 (1.12%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 574 (80.06%) Windows
2 347 (48.40%) Windows Server
3 178 (24.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 139 (19.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 129 (17.99%) Windows 7
6 74 (10.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 59 (8.23%) Linux
8 48 (6.69%) Windows 10
9 45 (6.28%) Windows XP
10 42 (5.86%) Windows 8
11 36 (5.02%) Mac OS X
12 16 (2.23%) Unix
13 12 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.26%) Android
15 8 (1.12%) AIX
15 8 (1.12%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.84%) CentOS
16 6 (0.84%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.56%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (34.87%) ITIL
2 52 (7.25%) Service Management
3 39 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 36 (5.02%) Service Delivery
5 34 (4.74%) Change Management
6 33 (4.60%) ITSM
6 33 (4.60%) Project Management
7 28 (3.91%) Mentoring
8 27 (3.77%) Document Management
9 26 (3.63%) Cybersecurity
9 26 (3.63%) Incident Management
9 26 (3.63%) ITIL V3
10 22 (3.07%) CRM
11 21 (2.93%) Patch Management
11 21 (2.93%) Software Deployment
11 21 (2.93%) Time Management
12 20 (2.79%) Load Balancing
13 19 (2.65%) Migration
13 19 (2.65%) Penetration Testing
13 19 (2.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 120 (16.74%) SQL
2 115 (16.04%) PowerShell
3 26 (3.63%) C#
3 26 (3.63%) VBScript
4 22 (3.07%) T-SQL
5 19 (2.65%) PHP
6 18 (2.51%) Perl
7 14 (1.95%) Python
8 13 (1.81%) VB
9 10 (1.39%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.98%) Ruby
11 6 (0.84%) C
11 6 (0.84%) C++
11 6 (0.84%) Java
11 6 (0.84%) VC++
12 3 (0.42%) VBA
13 2 (0.28%) Delphi
14 1 (0.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 126 (17.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (10.60%) MCSE
3 67 (9.34%) MCSA
4 52 (7.25%) Degree
5 48 (6.69%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (6.28%) CCNA
7 38 (5.30%) MCITP
8 37 (5.16%) MCP
9 19 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (2.51%) Security Cleared
11 15 (2.09%) MCT
11 15 (2.09%) MCTS
12 14 (1.95%) ISEB
13 13 (1.81%) MCDST
14 11 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
14 11 (1.53%) SC Cleared
15 10 (1.39%) CCA
16 7 (0.98%) DBS Check
16 7 (0.98%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.81%) SLA
2 29 (4.04%) QA
3 21 (2.93%) PCI DSS
4 19 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) GAMP
System Software
1 175 (24.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (14.50%) Hyper-V
3 58 (8.09%) XenApp
4 45 (6.28%) XenDesktop
5 40 (5.58%) vSphere
6 22 (3.07%) Terminal Services
7 18 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (2.37%) Terminal Server
8 17 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (1.95%) XenServer
10 7 (0.98%) Xen
11 6 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.70%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.56%) vCloud
13 4 (0.56%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.42%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 101 (14.09%) SCCM
2 30 (4.18%) SCOM
3 21 (2.93%) WSUS
4 17 (2.37%) Nagios
5 14 (1.95%) AirWatch
5 14 (1.95%) WMI
6 13 (1.81%) Puppet
6 13 (1.81%) RANCID
7 10 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (1.26%) HP SIM
8 9 (1.26%) OpenNMS
9 8 (1.12%) Backup Exec
9 8 (1.12%) Cacti
10 7 (0.98%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (0.84%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.70%) AppDNA
13 4 (0.56%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 391 (54.53%) Microsoft
2 297 (41.42%) VMware
3 182 (25.38%) Citrix
4 154 (21.48%) Cisco
5 47 (6.56%) HP
6 41 (5.72%) Juniper
7 35 (4.88%) CheckPoint
7 35 (4.88%) Intel Security
7 35 (4.88%) NetApp
8 32 (4.46%) iManage
9 26 (3.63%) AppSense
9 26 (3.63%) Veeam
10 24 (3.35%) Dell
11 19 (2.65%) Apple
11 19 (2.65%) EMC
12 16 (2.23%) Avaya
13 14 (1.95%) IBM
13 14 (1.95%) Interwoven
14 13 (1.81%) Brocade
14 13 (1.81%) Foundry
Chester, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £20000.00 - £27500.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £36000 Per Annum On call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £20k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + pension, maybe company car
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £36000 Per Annum On call allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Douglas-Scott
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: 2 days ago