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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 29 49 55
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 497 313 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.75% 4.61% 4.59%
As % of the System Software category 61.43% 54.06% 58.19%
Number of salaries quoted 454 269 327
Average salary £31,000 £27,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £19,150
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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
809 579 629
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.98% 8.52% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 706 485 552
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +26 310 £30,000 +9.09% 39
Cheshire +31 122 £35,000 +34.61% 17
Lancashire +3 28 £27,500 +3.77% 2
Merseyside -1 22 £23,500 -43.37% 7
Cumbria -3 9 £32,500 +12.06%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 683 (83.19%) Windows
2 439 (53.47%) Microsoft
3 353 (43.00%) VMware
4 304 (37.03%) MS Exchange
5 274 (33.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 255 (31.06%) Citrix
7 235 (28.62%) MS Excel
8 228 (27.77%) ITIL
9 212 (25.82%) DNS
10 210 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 188 (22.90%) SAN
12 182 (22.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 180 (21.92%) Hyper-V
14 171 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
14 171 (20.83%) LAN
15 166 (20.22%) Windows Server 2003
16 165 (20.10%) MS Office
17 164 (19.98%) Windows 7
17 164 (19.98%) WAN
18 156 (19.00%) TCP/IP
19 147 (17.90%) DHCP
20 145 (17.66%) Cisco
21 141 (17.17%) Firewall
22 134 (16.32%) Windows XP
23 125 (15.23%) Exchange Server 2010
24 113 (13.76%) SQL Server
25 103 (12.55%) SQL
26 99 (12.06%) MCSE
26 99 (12.06%) Finance
27 95 (11.57%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 304 (37.03%) MS Exchange
2 125 (15.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 93 (11.33%) IIS
4 89 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 84 (10.23%) SharePoint
5 84 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 43 (5.24%) Lync
7 40 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (1.83%) IBM Notes
10 10 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.10%) Lotus Domino
12 7 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.73%) Apache
13 6 (0.73%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.37%) TPMS
15 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.24%) Documentum
Applications
1 235 (28.62%) MS Excel
2 165 (20.10%) MS Office
3 13 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.61%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.49%) Revit
5 4 (0.49%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.24%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 69 (8.40%) Office 365
2 9 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.73%) IaaS
5 4 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.24%) SaaS
6 2 (0.24%) PaaS
6 2 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.24%) Route 53
7 1 (0.12%) Terremark
Communications & Networking
1 212 (25.82%) DNS
2 188 (22.90%) SAN
3 171 (20.83%) LAN
4 164 (19.98%) WAN
5 156 (19.00%) TCP/IP
6 147 (17.90%) DHCP
7 141 (17.17%) Firewall
8 93 (11.33%) NAS
9 84 (10.23%) VPN
10 68 (8.28%) VoIP
11 44 (5.36%) SMTP
12 39 (4.75%) VLAN
13 36 (4.38%) Network Security
14 31 (3.78%) Internet
15 30 (3.65%) Wireless
16 29 (3.53%) iSCSI
17 27 (3.29%) NetScaler
18 24 (2.92%) MPLS
19 20 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
20 18 (2.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (1.58%) MySQL
5 12 (1.46%) Crystal Reports
6 8 (0.97%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.24%) MS Access
10 2 (0.24%) DataEase
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (0.97%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (0.61%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.24%) JIRA
4 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.12%) MSI
4 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
General
1 99 (12.06%) Finance
2 29 (3.53%) Law
3 21 (2.56%) Legal
4 16 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.46%) Advertising
6 11 (1.34%) Marketing
7 9 (1.10%) Banking
7 9 (1.10%) Back Office
8 8 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.73%) Retail
9 6 (0.73%) German Language
10 5 (0.61%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.49%) Billing
12 3 (0.37%) French Language
12 3 (0.37%) Games
12 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.24%) Publishing
13 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.12%) Swedish Language
14 1 (0.12%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 200 (24.36%) Analyst
2 120 (14.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 109 (13.28%) Support Engineer
4 83 (10.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 78 (9.50%) Service Analyst
5 78 (9.50%) Support Analyst
6 66 (8.04%) IT Support
7 65 (7.92%) Service Desk Analyst
8 56 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
9 44 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
10 41 (4.99%) Administrator
11 35 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
12 33 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 32 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 28 (3.41%) Consultant
15 27 (3.29%) Team Leader
16 25 (3.05%) Help Desk Analyst
16 25 (3.05%) Support Technician
17 24 (2.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 22 (2.68%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.63%) .NET
2 12 (1.46%) Web Services
3 6 (0.73%) HTML
4 3 (0.37%) EDI
4 3 (0.37%) EDIFACT
5 2 (0.24%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.24%) Middleware
5 2 (0.24%) Memcached
5 2 (0.24%) CSS
5 2 (0.24%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.12%) COM
6 1 (0.12%) J2EE
6 1 (0.12%) XML
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 48 (5.85%) Clustering
1 48 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.63%) Management Information System
3 36 (4.38%) Blackberry
4 19 (2.31%) User Experience
5 18 (2.19%) Thin Client
5 18 (2.19%) Fat Client
6 17 (2.07%) Replication
7 13 (1.58%) Life Science
8 11 (1.34%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.22%) iPhone
10 7 (0.85%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.61%) EqualLogic
13 4 (0.49%) VLE
14 3 (0.37%) Handset
14 3 (0.37%) GIS
14 3 (0.37%) EPoS
14 3 (0.37%) Xbox
14 3 (0.37%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 683 (83.19%) Windows
2 274 (33.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 182 (22.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 166 (20.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 164 (19.98%) Windows 7
6 134 (16.32%) Windows XP
7 74 (9.01%) Linux
8 60 (7.31%) Windows 8
9 28 (3.41%) UNIX
10 26 (3.17%) Windows Vista
11 17 (2.07%) Solaris
12 13 (1.58%) Windows 2000
13 12 (1.46%) Android
13 12 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.22%) Apple iOS
15 9 (1.10%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.85%) AIX
16 7 (0.85%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.61%) CentOS
18 3 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (27.77%) ITIL
2 73 (8.89%) Migration
3 57 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 55 (6.70%) Incident Management
5 39 (4.75%) Service Delivery
6 36 (4.38%) Change Management
7 32 (3.90%) Load Balancing
8 29 (3.53%) Problem Management
9 26 (3.17%) Service Management
9 26 (3.17%) Business Continuity
9 26 (3.17%) Mentoring
10 21 (2.56%) Project Management
11 20 (2.44%) Information Security
12 18 (2.19%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (2.07%) Line Management
13 17 (2.07%) Test Scripting
14 16 (1.95%) ERP
14 16 (1.95%) Coaching
15 15 (1.83%) Kalman Filter
15 15 (1.83%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 103 (12.55%) SQL
2 75 (9.14%) PowerShell
3 35 (4.26%) Perl
4 33 (4.02%) VB.NET
5 16 (1.95%) C
6 13 (1.58%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.22%) VB
8 7 (0.85%) PHP
9 5 (0.61%) VBScript
10 4 (0.49%) C#
10 4 (0.49%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.37%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.24%) Python
12 2 (0.24%) C++
12 2 (0.24%) Java
13 1 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 171 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (12.06%) MCSE
3 74 (9.01%) MCITP
4 72 (8.77%) MCSA
5 63 (7.67%) Citrix Certification
6 55 (6.70%) CCA
6 55 (6.70%) MCP
7 49 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 48 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
8 48 (5.85%) CCNA
9 42 (5.12%) Degree
10 38 (4.63%) MCTS
11 32 (3.90%) Security Cleared
12 31 (3.78%) SC Cleared
13 29 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.22%) CISSP
14 10 (1.22%) ISEB
15 9 (1.10%) CCEA
15 9 (1.10%) CISM
15 9 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (8.77%) SLA
2 23 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.56%) QA
4 8 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) BS7799
System Software
1 210 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 180 (21.92%) Hyper-V
3 95 (11.57%) XenApp
4 85 (10.35%) vSphere
5 64 (7.80%) XenDesktop
6 24 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (2.68%) Terminal Services
8 19 (2.31%) VMware ESX
9 14 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (1.71%) MetaFrame
9 14 (1.71%) XenServer
10 12 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (0.97%) NFS
12 6 (0.73%) Terminal Server
13 5 (0.61%) Xen
14 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.37%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.37%) Firmware
15 2 (0.24%) Squid
15 2 (0.24%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 63 (7.67%) SCCM
2 39 (4.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 26 (3.17%) SCOM
4 24 (2.92%) WSUS
5 23 (2.80%) Backup Exec
6 21 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 15 (1.83%) SCVMM
8 12 (1.46%) WMI
9 7 (0.85%) Nagios
10 6 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.73%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (0.49%) Windows Intune
12 4 (0.49%) MIMEsweeper
13 3 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.37%) Casper Suite
13 3 (0.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 439 (53.47%) Microsoft
2 353 (43.00%) VMware
3 255 (31.06%) Citrix
4 145 (17.66%) Cisco
5 76 (9.26%) HP
6 68 (8.28%) NetApp
7 59 (7.19%) Symantec
8 55 (6.70%) Dell
9 37 (4.51%) EMC
10 28 (3.41%) McAfee
11 27 (3.29%) IronPort
12 24 (2.92%) Sophos
13 23 (2.80%) Oracle
14 20 (2.44%) Apple
15 19 (2.31%) Avaya
15 19 (2.31%) WatchGuard
16 16 (1.95%) Lotus
17 15 (1.83%) Juniper
18 14 (1.71%) AppSense
19 13 (1.58%) IBM
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