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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 28 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 0.95% 1.67% 6.96%
As % of the System Software category 7.69% 28.57% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 8
Average salary £42,500 £17,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+142.85% -22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,708
% change year-on-year
- -0.63%
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
13 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 12.38% 5.83% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 9
Average salary £51,750 £30,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+72.50% +27.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £18,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £35,000 £37,123
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Data Security
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) VMware