The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 51 62 42
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -20
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 363 288 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.05% 3.92% 5.76%
As % of the System Software category 52.31% 51.80% 59.91%
Number of salaries quoted 292 229 384
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,420 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
System Software Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
694 556 686
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.66% 7.57% 9.62%
Number of salaries quoted 541 430 626
Average salary £33,000 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,450
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Active Directory
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +20 203 £25,000 -15.25% 32
Cheshire +19 95 £30,000 - 23
Merseyside +4 39 £31,500 +15.59% 5
Lancashire -9 25 £25,500 +18.60% 3
Cumbria -2 2 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 553 (83.66%) Windows
2 407 (61.57%) Microsoft
3 303 (45.84%) VMware
4 276 (41.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 251 (37.97%) MS Exchange
6 234 (35.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 229 (34.64%) ITIL
8 192 (29.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 181 (27.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 173 (26.17%) MS Excel
11 163 (24.66%) Citrix
12 160 (24.21%) Windows 7
13 156 (23.60%) WAN
14 154 (23.30%) SQL
15 146 (22.09%) Windows XP
16 143 (21.63%) TCP/IP
17 141 (21.33%) Cisco
18 140 (21.18%) Firewall
19 139 (21.03%) LAN
19 139 (21.03%) Exchange Server 2010
20 138 (20.88%) SQL Server
21 134 (20.27%) MS Office
22 115 (17.40%) Hyper-V
23 113 (17.10%) Windows Server 2012
24 102 (15.43%) DNS
25 100 (15.13%) MCSE
26 95 (14.37%) Finance
27 89 (13.46%) SAN
28 87 (13.16%) HP
29 81 (12.25%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 251 (37.97%) MS Exchange
2 139 (21.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 81 (12.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 75 (11.35%) SharePoint
5 70 (10.59%) IIS
6 66 (9.98%) Exchange Server 2003
7 58 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (3.33%) Lync
8 22 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (2.27%) Apache
10 14 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2000
12 7 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.76%) TPMS
13 5 (0.76%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.45%) Site Server
16 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 173 (26.17%) MS Excel
2 134 (20.27%) MS Office
3 3 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.45%) MS Project
4 2 (0.30%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.15%) SketchUp
5 1 (0.15%) Revit
5 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.30%) Bond Adapt
2 2 (0.30%) Exstream
3 1 (0.15%) SalesLogix
3 1 (0.15%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.30%) Office 365
2 14 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.30%) SaaS
5 2 (0.30%) PaaS
5 2 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 156 (23.60%) WAN
2 143 (21.63%) TCP/IP
3 140 (21.18%) Firewall
4 139 (21.03%) LAN
5 102 (15.43%) DNS
6 89 (13.46%) SAN
7 69 (10.44%) DHCP
8 64 (9.68%) VPN
9 45 (6.81%) Wi-Fi
10 40 (6.05%) VoIP
11 32 (4.84%) Internet
12 28 (4.24%) Cisco Nexus
13 27 (4.08%) VLAN
14 18 (2.72%) Wireless
14 18 (2.72%) Network Security
15 16 (2.42%) LDAP
16 15 (2.27%) SSL
17 14 (2.12%) IP Telephony
18 13 (1.97%) WLAN
19 11 (1.66%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (20.88%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (6.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.51%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.21%) MySQL
8 6 (0.91%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.76%) Sybase ASA
9 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.76%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.61%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.15%) MS Access
13 1 (0.15%) Informix
13 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Subversion
2 2 (0.30%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.15%) JIRA
3 1 (0.15%) MSI
3 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 95 (14.37%) Finance
2 32 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.63%) Retail
4 17 (2.57%) Law
5 10 (1.51%) Games
6 8 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.06%) Marketing
7 7 (1.06%) Back Office
8 6 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.91%) Advertising
8 6 (0.91%) Legal
9 5 (0.76%) Banking
9 5 (0.76%) Greek Language
9 5 (0.76%) Polish Language
10 2 (0.30%) Automotive
11 1 (0.15%) Billing
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 166 (25.11%) Analyst
2 98 (14.83%) Support Engineer
3 89 (13.46%) Support Analyst
4 85 (12.86%) 2nd Line Support
5 72 (10.89%) IT Support
6 70 (10.59%) 3rd Line Support
7 53 (8.02%) Administrator
7 53 (8.02%) Consultant
8 52 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 44 (6.66%) Desktop Support
10 42 (6.35%) Service Analyst
11 40 (6.05%) Systems Administrator
11 40 (6.05%) Service Desk Analyst
12 27 (4.08%) Technical Consultant
13 26 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 26 (3.93%) IT Support Analyst
14 23 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 23 (3.48%) Help Desk Analyst
14 23 (3.48%) 1st Line Support
15 20 (3.03%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.27%) Web Services
1 15 (2.27%) .NET
2 7 (1.06%) COM
3 6 (0.91%) WSH
3 6 (0.91%) LAMP
3 6 (0.91%) Application Packaging
4 5 (0.76%) J2EE
5 4 (0.61%) HTML
6 3 (0.45%) LINQ
6 3 (0.45%) Middleware
7 2 (0.30%) MFC
7 2 (0.30%) CSS
7 2 (0.30%) XML
7 2 (0.30%) Cocoa
7 2 (0.30%) RESTful
8 1 (0.15%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.15%) SOAP
8 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.41%) Blackberry
2 18 (2.72%) Thin Client
2 18 (2.72%) Clustering
2 18 (2.72%) Fat Client
3 15 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 11 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.51%) iPad
5 10 (1.51%) iPhone
6 8 (1.21%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.06%) PKI
7 7 (1.06%) Replication
7 7 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 6 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (0.76%) EPoS
9 5 (0.76%) FlexPod
10 4 (0.61%) EqualLogic
10 4 (0.61%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (0.61%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.61%) Firmware
10 4 (0.61%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 553 (83.66%) Windows
2 276 (41.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 234 (35.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 160 (24.21%) Windows 7
5 146 (22.09%) Windows XP
6 113 (17.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (9.83%) Windows 8
8 55 (8.32%) Linux
9 18 (2.72%) Android
10 15 (2.27%) Windows Vista
11 13 (1.97%) Mac OS
11 13 (1.97%) UNIX
11 13 (1.97%) Solaris
12 11 (1.66%) Windows 2000
13 10 (1.51%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.76%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.45%) AIX
16 3 (0.45%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (34.64%) ITIL
2 40 (6.05%) Change Management
3 39 (5.90%) Incident Management
4 38 (5.75%) Project Management
5 37 (5.60%) Service Management
6 33 (4.99%) Problem Management
7 29 (4.39%) Migration
8 27 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (3.48%) Root Cause Analysis
10 21 (3.18%) PRINCE2
11 20 (3.03%) Service Delivery
12 18 (2.72%) CRM
13 17 (2.57%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (2.42%) Software Deployment
14 16 (2.42%) Configuration Management
15 13 (1.97%) Change Control
16 11 (1.66%) Network Load Balancing
16 11 (1.66%) ITSM
17 9 (1.36%) Network Monitoring
18 8 (1.21%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 154 (23.30%) SQL
2 28 (4.24%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.36%) VB.NET
3 9 (1.36%) T-SQL
4 8 (1.21%) VB
5 6 (0.91%) Perl
5 6 (0.91%) C
5 6 (0.91%) Python
6 5 (0.76%) C#
6 5 (0.76%) C++
7 4 (0.61%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.61%) Java
7 4 (0.61%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.45%) PHP
8 3 (0.45%) VBScript
9 2 (0.30%) VC++
9 2 (0.30%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.30%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.15%) AppleScript
10 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 192 (29.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (15.13%) MCSE
3 81 (12.25%) Cisco Certification
4 80 (12.10%) CCNA
5 73 (11.04%) MCP
6 62 (9.38%) MCTS
6 62 (9.38%) MCITP
7 59 (8.93%) MCSA
8 43 (6.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 37 (5.60%) Security Cleared
10 33 (4.99%) Degree
11 24 (3.63%) SC Cleared
12 23 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (3.48%) NCDA
13 19 (2.87%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (1.97%) MCDST
15 9 (1.36%) CCENT
16 6 (0.91%) HND
16 6 (0.91%) CCNP
16 6 (0.91%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (10.14%) SLA
2 12 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.66%) QA
4 5 (0.76%) BS7799
System Software
1 181 (27.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 115 (17.40%) Hyper-V
3 73 (11.04%) vSphere
4 52 (7.87%) XenApp
5 22 (3.33%) Terminal Services
5 22 (3.33%) XenDesktop
6 19 (2.87%) VMware ESX
7 16 (2.42%) XenServer
8 12 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.66%) ISA Server
10 9 (1.36%) VMware Server
11 7 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
11 7 (1.06%) UAG
12 6 (0.91%) NFS
12 6 (0.91%) Squid
12 6 (0.91%) Snort
13 5 (0.76%) Xen
13 5 (0.76%) vCloud
13 5 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 78 (11.80%) SCCM
2 53 (8.02%) SCOM
3 33 (4.99%) McAfee ePO
4 28 (4.24%) Backup Exec
5 16 (2.42%) NetBackup
6 11 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (1.36%) HP SIM
9 8 (1.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 8 (1.21%) WSUS
10 7 (1.06%) Nagios
11 6 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (0.91%) MOM
11 6 (0.91%) Nessus
12 5 (0.76%) Puppet
13 4 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (0.61%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.61%) Cacti
14 3 (0.45%) OpenView
14 3 (0.45%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 407 (61.57%) Microsoft
2 303 (45.84%) VMware
3 163 (24.66%) Citrix
4 141 (21.33%) Cisco
5 87 (13.16%) HP
6 64 (9.68%) NetApp
7 48 (7.26%) McAfee
8 38 (5.75%) Symantec
9 32 (4.84%) Avaya
9 32 (4.84%) Dell
10 21 (3.18%) CheckPoint
10 21 (3.18%) Apple
11 19 (2.87%) LANDesk
12 16 (2.42%) EMC
13 15 (2.27%) ProCurve
13 15 (2.27%) Juniper
14 14 (2.12%) IBM
15 13 (1.97%) Fujitsu
16 12 (1.82%) Veeam
16 12 (1.82%) Mitel
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
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Salary: 27,000 - 32,000
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