The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Preston region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 21 13 25
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 5 20 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 3.68% 14.60% 0.96%
As % of the System Software category 71.43% 95.24% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 20 1
Average salary £32,500 £31,250 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +64.47%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £33,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
System Software Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
7 21 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 5.15% 15.33% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 7 21 1
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +71.05%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -3.79%
Active Directory
Lancashire

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
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Preston region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Preston

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) A+ Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) XenApp
3 4 (57.14%) MS Office
3 4 (57.14%) vSphere
3 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) XenServer
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (42.86%) Change Management
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 3 (42.86%) SAN
4 3 (42.86%) NetApp
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) CCNA
4 3 (42.86%) MCSE
4 3 (42.86%) MCSA
4 3 (42.86%) AIX
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) MS Access
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Technician
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) AIX
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Change Management
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (71.43%) A+ Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) MCSE
2 3 (42.86%) MCSA
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) XenApp
1 4 (57.14%) vSphere
2 3 (42.86%) XenServer
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) NetApp
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Nortel
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya