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

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 31 38 46
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 375 400 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.62% 6.08% 5.41%
As % of the System Software category 61.48% 59.88% 54.14%
Number of salaries quoted 326 318 309
Median salary £31,500 £32,500 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% +20.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
610 668 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.77% 10.16% 9.98%
Number of salaries quoted 499 509 553
Median salary £35,000 £34,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +11 213 £35,000 +14.80% 33
Cheshire +10 96 £31,000 -7.46% 18
Lancashire +2 28 £26,500 -24.28% 3
Merseyside +1 24 £26,750 -17.69% 13
Cumbria +8 9 £20,500 -67.20%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 674 (84.89%) Windows
2 458 (57.68%) Microsoft
3 364 (45.84%) Windows Server
4 331 (41.69%) VMware
5 315 (39.67%) ITIL
6 284 (35.77%) MS Exchange
7 248 (31.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 229 (28.84%) Citrix
9 204 (25.69%) Windows 7
10 201 (25.31%) MS Excel
11 195 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
12 193 (24.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 180 (22.67%) Cisco
14 174 (21.91%) Windows Server 2012
15 154 (19.40%) DNS
16 152 (19.14%) MS Office
17 147 (18.51%) SQL
18 145 (18.26%) SQL Server
19 144 (18.14%) DHCP
20 133 (16.75%) Exchange Server 2010
21 126 (15.87%) Firewall
22 123 (15.49%) Hyper-V
23 121 (15.24%) TCP/IP
23 121 (15.24%) VPN
24 118 (14.86%) Office 365
25 117 (14.74%) LAN
26 114 (14.36%) SCCM
27 103 (12.97%) Windows Server 2003
27 103 (12.97%) WAN
28 102 (12.85%) Finance

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
1 284 (35.77%) MS Exchange
2 133 (16.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 63 (7.93%) IIS
5 58 (7.30%) SharePoint
6 52 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 46 (5.79%) Skype for Business
8 25 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (1.51%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
11 8 (1.01%) CMS
12 7 (0.88%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.63%) Apache
13 5 (0.63%) WordPress
14 4 (0.50%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.38%) nginx
15 3 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
15 3 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
16 2 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 201 (25.31%) MS Excel
2 152 (19.14%) MS Office
3 14 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.63%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.38%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.25%) QuarkXPress
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Infor M3
1 3 (0.38%) Line 500
2 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.25%) FastStats
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 118 (14.86%) Office 365
2 57 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.50%) IaaS
5 4 (0.50%) PaaS
6 3 (0.38%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.38%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.25%) SaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 154 (19.40%) DNS
2 144 (18.14%) DHCP
3 126 (15.87%) Firewall
4 121 (15.24%) TCP/IP
4 121 (15.24%) VPN
5 117 (14.74%) LAN
6 103 (12.97%) WAN
7 86 (10.83%) SAN
8 47 (5.92%) VLAN
9 43 (5.42%) VoIP
10 32 (4.03%) Wi-Fi
11 31 (3.90%) Internet
12 23 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
13 22 (2.77%) Network Security
13 22 (2.77%) Wireless
14 21 (2.64%) NAS
15 20 (2.52%) MPLS
16 12 (1.51%) IP Telephony
17 11 (1.39%) Broadband
17 11 (1.39%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (18.26%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (1.64%) MySQL
5 12 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.01%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.25%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.01%) MSI
2 6 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.63%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (0.50%) JIRA
5 3 (0.38%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.38%) WiX
6 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.25%) Subversion
6 2 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
General
1 102 (12.85%) Finance
2 52 (6.55%) Law
3 41 (5.16%) Legal
4 23 (2.90%) Banking
5 22 (2.77%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.39%) Retail
8 15 (1.89%) Back Office
9 11 (1.39%) German Language
10 7 (0.88%) Marketing
10 7 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.63%) French Language
12 4 (0.50%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.38%) Publishing
14 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.13%) Automotive
15 1 (0.13%) Electronics
15 1 (0.13%) Games
15 1 (0.13%) Local Government
15 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 251 (31.61%) Analyst
2 138 (17.38%) Support Analyst
3 122 (15.37%) IT Support
4 116 (14.61%) Support Engineer
5 108 (13.60%) 2nd Line Support
6 103 (12.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 76 (9.57%) Service Analyst
8 72 (9.07%) IT Engineer
9 67 (8.44%) Service Desk Analyst
10 59 (7.43%) 3rd Line Support
11 52 (6.55%) IT Support Engineer
12 51 (6.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 47 (5.92%) Infrastructure Support
13 47 (5.92%) IT Analyst
14 43 (5.42%) Support Technician
15 36 (4.53%) IT Technician
16 33 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
16 33 (4.16%) Technical Support
17 32 (4.03%) 1st Line Support
18 30 (3.78%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.15%) .NET
2 12 (1.51%) CSS
3 10 (1.26%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.01%) Web Services
5 6 (0.76%) HTML
6 5 (0.63%) .NET Framework
6 5 (0.63%) Classic ASP
6 5 (0.63%) Flash
7 4 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (0.50%) LAMP
7 4 (0.50%) RESTful
7 4 (0.50%) SOAP
7 4 (0.50%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.50%) WAP
7 4 (0.50%) WCF
8 3 (0.38%) COM
8 3 (0.38%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (0.38%) Middleware
9 2 (0.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (7.18%) Data Centre
3 46 (5.79%) Blackberry
4 33 (4.16%) Driving Licence
5 30 (3.78%) iPad
6 26 (3.27%) Clustering
7 24 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (2.52%) iPhone
9 18 (2.27%) Replication
10 15 (1.89%) Computer Science
11 13 (1.64%) Fat Client
11 13 (1.64%) Thin Client
12 12 (1.51%) Management Information System
12 12 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (1.39%) EqualLogic
13 11 (1.39%) HP StoreVirtual
14 9 (1.13%) Client/Server
15 8 (1.01%) User Experience
16 7 (0.88%) CMDB
16 7 (0.88%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 674 (84.89%) Windows
2 364 (45.84%) Windows Server
3 248 (31.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 204 (25.69%) Windows 7
5 174 (21.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 103 (12.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 97 (12.22%) Windows 8
8 83 (10.45%) Windows XP
9 55 (6.93%) Linux
10 49 (6.17%) Windows 10
11 33 (4.16%) Mac OS X
12 17 (2.14%) Android
12 17 (2.14%) Unix
13 11 (1.39%) Apple iOS
14 10 (1.26%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.63%) CentOS
17 4 (0.50%) Debian
17 4 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (39.67%) ITIL
2 59 (7.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 49 (6.17%) Service Management
4 36 (4.53%) Change Management
4 36 (4.53%) Mentoring
5 35 (4.41%) Project Management
6 30 (3.78%) ITIL V3
6 30 (3.78%) Service Delivery
6 30 (3.78%) Time Management
7 28 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 28 (3.53%) Incident Management
7 28 (3.53%) Server Virtualisation
8 24 (3.02%) Business Continuity
9 23 (2.90%) Document Management
9 23 (2.90%) ITSM
10 22 (2.77%) Problem Management
11 21 (2.64%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (2.39%) Information Security
12 19 (2.39%) Load Balancing
12 19 (2.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 147 (18.51%) SQL
2 70 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 30 (3.78%) C#
4 24 (3.02%) T-SQL
5 17 (2.14%) VBScript
6 14 (1.76%) VB
7 10 (1.26%) PHP
8 8 (1.01%) C
9 7 (0.88%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.76%) C++
10 6 (0.76%) Java
10 6 (0.76%) Ruby
10 6 (0.76%) VC++
11 5 (0.63%) Perl
12 4 (0.50%) Python
13 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.25%) VBA
14 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 193 (24.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (11.08%) MCSE
3 75 (9.45%) MCP
4 74 (9.32%) Cisco Certification
4 74 (9.32%) MCSA
5 73 (9.19%) CCNA
6 67 (8.44%) Degree
7 52 (6.55%) MCITP
8 49 (6.17%) MCTS
9 47 (5.92%) ITIL Certification
10 35 (4.41%) MCDST
11 34 (4.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (3.53%) Citrix Certification
13 16 (2.02%) CCNP
14 15 (1.89%) CCA
15 11 (1.39%) MCT
16 10 (1.26%) NCDA
16 10 (1.26%) Security Cleared
17 8 (1.01%) HND
17 8 (1.01%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (8.82%) SLA
2 23 (2.90%) QA
3 16 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.13%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.25%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 195 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 123 (15.49%) Hyper-V
3 37 (4.66%) XenApp
4 36 (4.53%) vSphere
5 32 (4.03%) Terminal Services
6 31 (3.90%) XenDesktop
7 20 (2.52%) XenServer
8 14 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.26%) Terminal Server
9 10 (1.26%) Xen
10 9 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (1.01%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.50%) Postfix
13 3 (0.38%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.25%) KVM
14 2 (0.25%) oVirt
14 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
14 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 114 (14.36%) SCCM
2 28 (3.53%) SCOM
3 12 (1.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 11 (1.39%) WMI
5 10 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (1.13%) WSUS
7 8 (1.01%) Nagios
8 6 (0.76%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.76%) SCOrch
8 6 (0.76%) ServiceCenter
9 5 (0.63%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.63%) XenMobile
10 4 (0.50%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.38%) AppDNA
11 3 (0.38%) EdgeSight
11 3 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.38%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 458 (57.68%) Microsoft
2 331 (41.69%) VMware
3 229 (28.84%) Citrix
4 180 (22.67%) Cisco
5 66 (8.31%) NetApp
6 58 (7.30%) HP
7 52 (6.55%) AppSense
8 48 (6.05%) Dell
9 47 (5.92%) Intel Security
10 30 (3.78%) CheckPoint
10 30 (3.78%) Symantec
11 28 (3.53%) Juniper
12 27 (3.40%) Oracle
13 24 (3.02%) iManage
14 21 (2.64%) Apple
14 21 (2.64%) Veeam
15 16 (2.02%) IBM
16 15 (1.89%) Sophos
17 14 (1.76%) Avaya
18 12 (1.51%) Interwoven
Wigan, Lancashire
Intech 7
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive basic salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wallasey, Merseyside
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £22000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + 15% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum 23 days holiday, free parking
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + 5K Car allow + Excellent and achievable bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Private Healthcare, Life Insurance,
Posted: 6 days ago