The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 54 27 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 6.71% 3.34% 4.70%
As % of the System Software category 47.79% 56.25% 39.17%
Number of salaries quoted 54 27 47
Average salary £40,000 £28,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.35% -28.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £18,600 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Active Directory
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

System Software Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
113 48 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 14.04% 5.93% 12.01%
Number of salaries quoted 111 48 107
Average salary £40,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,700 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,300 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Oxford region.

Active Directory Salary Trend in Oxford

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Oxford

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 71 (80.68%) Windows
2 47 (53.41%) Microsoft
3 44 (50.00%) VMware
4 40 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (38.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 29 (32.95%) CCNA
6 29 (32.95%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (29.55%) Firewall
9 25 (28.41%) Linux
10 21 (23.86%) Windows 7
11 20 (22.73%) DNS
12 19 (21.59%) MS Exchange
12 19 (21.59%) Windows 8
13 18 (20.45%) MCITP
13 18 (20.45%) VLAN
13 18 (20.45%) MS Office
14 17 (19.32%) MS Excel
15 16 (18.18%) DHCP
15 16 (18.18%) Cisco
16 15 (17.05%) UNIX
17 14 (15.91%) TCP/IP
18 13 (14.77%) LAN
18 13 (14.77%) Mac OS X
18 13 (14.77%) Wireless
18 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
19 12 (13.64%) IIS
19 12 (13.64%) ITIL
20 11 (12.50%) WAN
20 11 (12.50%) PowerShell

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 19 (21.59%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.64%) IIS
3 11 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.55%) Confluence
5 4 (4.55%) Lync
5 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.41%) Apache
6 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.14%) JBoss
8 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.14%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 18 (20.45%) MS Office
2 17 (19.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) Office 365
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (29.55%) Firewall
2 20 (22.73%) DNS
3 18 (20.45%) VLAN
4 16 (18.18%) DHCP
5 14 (15.91%) TCP/IP
6 13 (14.77%) LAN
6 13 (14.77%) Wireless
7 11 (12.50%) WAN
8 9 (10.23%) SAN
9 7 (7.95%) VoIP
9 7 (7.95%) VPN
10 5 (5.68%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (4.55%) LDAP
12 2 (2.27%) ADSL
12 2 (2.27%) OSPF
12 2 (2.27%) WPA
12 2 (2.27%) Network Security
12 2 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (1.14%) NAS
13 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) MariaDB
2 2 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) JIRA
2 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.27%) Bugzilla
2 2 (2.27%) Subversion
3 1 (1.14%) Redmine
General
1 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.14%) Advertising
2 1 (1.14%) Games
2 1 (1.14%) Marketing
2 1 (1.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 16 (18.18%) IT Support
2 15 (17.05%) Desktop Support
3 13 (14.77%) Analyst
4 12 (13.64%) Server Support
4 12 (13.64%) Support Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) Support Analyst
6 9 (10.23%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (9.09%) Administrator
8 7 (7.95%) Network Manager
8 7 (7.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (7.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (6.82%) Senior Network Manager
9 6 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (6.82%) Senior Manager
10 5 (5.68%) IT Support Analyst
11 4 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
12 3 (3.41%) Trainee
12 3 (3.41%) IT Services Manager
12 3 (3.41%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) J2EE
1 1 (1.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.55%) Wiki
1 4 (4.55%) Clustering
2 3 (3.41%) Life Science
2 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.14%) Social Network
3 1 (1.14%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.14%) PMI
3 1 (1.14%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.14%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 71 (80.68%) Windows
2 40 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (28.41%) Linux
4 21 (23.86%) Windows 7
5 19 (21.59%) Windows 8
6 15 (17.05%) UNIX
7 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (14.77%) Mac OS X
8 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (6.82%) Windows XP
10 5 (5.68%) CentOS
11 4 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (4.55%) Debian
11 4 (4.55%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.64%) ITIL
2 9 (10.23%) Server Building
3 8 (9.09%) Software Delivery
3 8 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 6 (6.82%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.55%) Change Management
5 4 (4.55%) Project Management
5 4 (4.55%) Software Deployment
5 4 (4.55%) Information Security
6 3 (3.41%) Coaching
6 3 (3.41%) Service Management
7 2 (2.27%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.27%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.27%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (2.27%) Open Source
7 2 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.14%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.14%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (32.95%) CCNA
1 29 (32.95%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (20.45%) MCITP
4 9 (10.23%) Degree
5 8 (9.09%) MCP
5 8 (9.09%) CCNP
6 7 (7.95%) CCIE
7 6 (6.82%) MCSE
8 4 (4.55%) MCSA
9 2 (2.27%) MCTS
10 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 34 (38.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.68%) Firmware
4 4 (4.55%) Terminal Services
4 4 (4.55%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.41%) vSphere
6 2 (2.27%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (7.95%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.41%) WSUS
2 3 (3.41%) SCCM
3 2 (2.27%) Puppet
3 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.14%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.14%) SCOM
4 1 (1.14%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.14%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (53.41%) Microsoft
2 44 (50.00%) VMware
3 16 (18.18%) Cisco
4 10 (11.36%) Citrix
5 5 (5.68%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.55%) Apple
6 4 (4.55%) Sage
6 4 (4.55%) HP
6 4 (4.55%) CommVault
6 4 (4.55%) Sony
6 4 (4.55%) Fujitsu
7 2 (2.27%) SonicWALL
7 2 (2.27%) NetApp
7 2 (2.27%) Dell
7 2 (2.27%) Sophos
7 2 (2.27%) Veeam
8 1 (1.14%) Spiceworks
8 1 (1.14%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (1.14%) QNAP
8 1 (1.14%) Fortinet
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