The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 28 29 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 2 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 1.65% 2.50% 5.95%
As % of the System Software category 40.00% 30.00% 62.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 5
Average salary £23,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.33% +9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
Active Directory
Lancashire

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

System Software Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 4.13% 8.33% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 7
Average salary £31,500 £34,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.35% +23.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,600 £30,000 £36,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Preston

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in Preston

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Avaya
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) XenApp
4 3 (50.00%) vSphere
4 3 (50.00%) SCCM
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) PBX
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) Nortel
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) MS Access
5 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) MySQL
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
5 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) PBX
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MS Access
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) XenApp
1 3 (50.00%) vSphere
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Avaya
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Nortel
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) Draytek
5 1 (16.67%) HP