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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 50 37 56
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +19
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 326 390 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.41% 5.71% 4.51%
As % of the System Software category 46.18% 67.94% 53.80%
Number of salaries quoted 266 327 302
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,400 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -5.79%
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
706 574 619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.55% 8.41% 8.38%
Number of salaries quoted 561 481 538
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
(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 -22 172 £32,500 -2.98% 41
Cheshire 0 95 £30,000 +12.14% 14
Merseyside +12 32 £37,500 -5.06% 5
Lancashire -33 14 £22,250 -9.18% 11
Cumbria +12 11 £42,500 +54.54%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 559 (81.01%) Windows
2 390 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 285 (41.30%) VMware
4 248 (35.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 237 (34.35%) MS Exchange
6 211 (30.58%) ITIL
7 197 (28.55%) Citrix
8 188 (27.25%) MS Excel
9 175 (25.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 171 (24.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 168 (24.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 167 (24.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 159 (23.04%) Windows 7
14 156 (22.61%) Hyper-V
15 143 (20.72%) SAN
16 134 (19.42%) TCP/IP
17 133 (19.28%) DNS
18 131 (18.99%) SQL
19 128 (18.55%) MS Office
20 126 (18.26%) WAN
21 119 (17.25%) LAN
22 111 (16.09%) Cisco
23 105 (15.22%) Firewall
24 104 (15.07%) SQL Server
24 104 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2010
25 97 (14.06%) Windows XP
26 91 (13.19%) MCSE
27 90 (13.04%) XenApp
28 84 (12.17%) Finance
29 83 (12.03%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 237 (34.35%) MS Exchange
2 104 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (11.16%) IIS
4 72 (10.43%) SharePoint
5 71 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 53 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 51 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 28 (4.06%) Lync
9 14 (2.03%) Apache
10 9 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.72%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.72%) Site Server
14 4 (0.58%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.43%) TPMS
15 3 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 188 (27.25%) MS Excel
2 128 (18.55%) MS Office
3 7 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.29%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.29%) MS Project
4 2 (0.29%) SketchUp
4 2 (0.29%) Revit
5 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.43%) Bond Adapt
2 3 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.29%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 57 (8.26%) Office 365
2 8 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.29%) Route 53
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 143 (20.72%) SAN
2 134 (19.42%) TCP/IP
3 133 (19.28%) DNS
4 126 (18.26%) WAN
5 119 (17.25%) LAN
6 105 (15.22%) Firewall
7 83 (12.03%) DHCP
8 71 (10.29%) VPN
9 55 (7.97%) NAS
10 48 (6.96%) VoIP
11 29 (4.20%) Internet
11 29 (4.20%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (4.06%) Network Security
13 27 (3.91%) VLAN
14 26 (3.77%) LDAP
15 19 (2.75%) NetScaler
16 16 (2.32%) SMTP
17 14 (2.03%) Wireless
17 14 (2.03%) iSCSI
18 13 (1.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.61%) MySQL
4 17 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.58%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.43%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.43%) Sybase ASA
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (0.72%) LoadRunner
2 3 (0.43%) Subversion
3 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.29%) JIRA
3 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.14%) FrontPage
General
1 84 (12.17%) Finance
2 23 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.75%) Marketing
4 16 (2.32%) Retail
5 14 (2.03%) Law
6 11 (1.59%) Legal
7 10 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.30%) Games
9 8 (1.16%) Back Office
10 7 (1.01%) Banking
11 6 (0.87%) Greek Language
11 6 (0.87%) Polish Language
12 5 (0.72%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.58%) Advertising
14 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 170 (24.64%) Analyst
2 92 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 90 (13.04%) Support Engineer
4 69 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 64 (9.28%) Service Analyst
6 58 (8.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 53 (7.68%) Service Desk Analyst
8 51 (7.39%) IT Support
9 45 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
10 37 (5.36%) Administrator
11 30 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
12 29 (4.20%) Technical Support
13 27 (3.91%) IT Support Analyst
14 25 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 24 (3.48%) 1st Line Support
16 21 (3.04%) Systems Administrator
17 20 (2.90%) Consultant
18 18 (2.61%) Field Service Engineer
18 18 (2.61%) Field Engineer
19 17 (2.46%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.49%) .NET
2 15 (2.17%) HTML
3 9 (1.30%) ASP.NET
3 9 (1.30%) CSS
4 5 (0.72%) Web Services
5 4 (0.58%) Memcached
6 2 (0.29%) Middleware
6 2 (0.29%) J2EE
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.14%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.14%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.14%) WSH
7 1 (0.14%) XML
7 1 (0.14%) COM
7 1 (0.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.36%) Management Information System
2 36 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.93%) Clustering
4 26 (3.77%) Blackberry
5 21 (3.04%) Thin Client
5 21 (3.04%) Fat Client
6 15 (2.17%) User Experience
7 13 (1.88%) iPhone
7 13 (1.88%) PKI
7 13 (1.88%) Replication
8 11 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.16%) EqualLogic
10 7 (1.01%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.87%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.72%) Statistics
12 5 (0.72%) VLE
13 4 (0.58%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.43%) FlexPod
14 3 (0.43%) Kindle
14 3 (0.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 559 (81.01%) Windows
2 248 (35.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 168 (24.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 167 (24.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 159 (23.04%) Windows 7
6 97 (14.06%) Windows XP
7 72 (10.43%) Linux
8 50 (7.25%) Windows 8
9 32 (4.64%) UNIX
10 16 (2.32%) Windows 2000
11 14 (2.03%) Solaris
12 13 (1.88%) Android
13 12 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (1.74%) Apple iOS
14 11 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (1.59%) Mac OS X
15 10 (1.45%) AIX
16 8 (1.16%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.87%) CentOS
18 5 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (30.58%) ITIL
2 52 (7.54%) Change Management
3 49 (7.10%) Migration
4 43 (6.23%) Incident Management
5 42 (6.09%) Service Management
6 38 (5.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 38 (5.51%) Problem Management
7 32 (4.64%) Service Delivery
8 23 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 22 (3.19%) Mentoring
10 21 (3.04%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (2.90%) Test Scripting
11 20 (2.90%) CRM
12 19 (2.75%) Performance Tuning
13 18 (2.61%) Change Control
14 17 (2.46%) Project Management
15 16 (2.32%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (2.03%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (1.74%) ERP
18 11 (1.59%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 131 (18.99%) SQL
2 44 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 21 (3.04%) Perl
4 20 (2.90%) VB.NET
5 14 (2.03%) C
6 13 (1.88%) C#
7 12 (1.74%) Bash Shell
8 11 (1.59%) PHP
9 9 (1.30%) C++
10 7 (1.01%) VB
10 7 (1.01%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.87%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.72%) VBScript
13 4 (0.58%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.43%) Python
14 3 (0.43%) Java
15 1 (0.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 171 (24.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (13.19%) MCSE
3 65 (9.42%) MCITP
4 58 (8.41%) MCSA
5 51 (7.39%) Citrix Certification
6 50 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (7.10%) CCNA
8 44 (6.38%) MCP
9 38 (5.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 36 (5.22%) CCA
10 36 (5.22%) Degree
11 35 (5.07%) MCTS
12 32 (4.64%) Security Cleared
13 26 (3.77%) SC Cleared
14 24 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (1.16%) ISEB
16 8 (1.16%) NCDA
17 6 (0.87%) A+ Certification
17 6 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (9.57%) SLA
2 25 (3.62%) QA
3 14 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.45%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.29%) BS7799
7 1 (0.14%) GMP
7 1 (0.14%) GLP
System Software
1 175 (25.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 156 (22.61%) Hyper-V
3 90 (13.04%) XenApp
4 77 (11.16%) vSphere
5 56 (8.12%) XenDesktop
6 30 (4.35%) Terminal Services
7 22 (3.19%) VMware ESX
8 19 (2.75%) NFS
8 19 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (2.32%) XenServer
10 12 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (1.30%) VMware Server
12 8 (1.16%) MetaFrame
13 7 (1.01%) Squid
13 7 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.87%) Xen
15 5 (0.72%) Snort
15 5 (0.72%) DFS Replication
16 4 (0.58%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.58%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 55 (7.97%) SCCM
2 27 (3.91%) SCOM
3 18 (2.61%) McAfee ePO
3 18 (2.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 17 (2.46%) Backup Exec
5 16 (2.32%) SCVMM
6 14 (2.03%) Nagios
7 12 (1.74%) HP SIM
8 8 (1.16%) WSUS
8 8 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.72%) SCDPM
9 5 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.72%) Nessus
9 5 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.58%) DameWare
10 4 (0.58%) Cacti
10 4 (0.58%) Puppet
10 4 (0.58%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 390 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 285 (41.30%) VMware
3 197 (28.55%) Citrix
4 111 (16.09%) Cisco
5 80 (11.59%) HP
6 63 (9.13%) NetApp
7 55 (7.97%) Dell
8 41 (5.94%) McAfee
9 38 (5.51%) Symantec
10 28 (4.06%) Oracle
11 23 (3.33%) Juniper
12 21 (3.04%) Apple
13 20 (2.90%) EMC
14 16 (2.32%) CheckPoint
14 16 (2.32%) IBM
15 15 (2.17%) Sophos
16 14 (2.03%) AppSense
17 12 (1.74%) Red Hat
18 11 (1.59%) Fujitsu
18 11 (1.59%) Veeam
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