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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 12 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 11 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 15.07% 1.59% 3.13%
As % of the System Software category 68.75% 40.00% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 4
Average salary £32,500 £30,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
UK excluding London average salary £32,909 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.51%
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
16 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 21.92% 3.97% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 7
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,750 £26,400 £18,750
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £36,700 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%

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 8 February 2016.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Preston

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
3 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 11 (64.71%) VMware
4 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (58.82%) Finance
5 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
5 8 (47.06%) MS Office
5 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
6 7 (41.18%) DNS
6 7 (41.18%) DHCP
6 7 (41.18%) SAN
6 7 (41.18%) Change Management
6 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (41.18%) Portfolio Management
6 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
7 6 (35.29%) Cisco
8 4 (23.53%) Firewall
8 4 (23.53%) VMware Server
8 4 (23.53%) Citrix
8 4 (23.53%) WAN
8 4 (23.53%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (23.53%) Network Management
9 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (17.65%) EqualLogic
9 3 (17.65%) Capacity Management
9 3 (17.65%) Service Continuity Management
9 3 (17.65%) Degree

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) DHCP
1 7 (41.18%) DNS
1 7 (41.18%) SAN
2 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 4 (23.53%) WAN
3 3 (17.65%) Broadband
3 3 (17.65%) Internet
3 3 (17.65%) LAN
3 3 (17.65%) PBX
3 3 (17.65%) VPN
4 2 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) IT Manager
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Support Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) IT Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) IT Support
5 3 (17.65%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) IT Technician
6 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Technician
7 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) IT Assistant
7 1 (5.88%) IT Support Assistant
7 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Support Assistant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) EqualLogic
2 2 (11.76%) Fat Client
2 2 (11.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Change Management
1 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
1 7 (41.18%) Portfolio Management
2 4 (23.53%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (23.53%) Network Management
3 3 (17.65%) Capacity Management
3 3 (17.65%) Document Management
3 3 (17.65%) ERP
3 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 3 (17.65%) Information Security
3 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
3 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
3 3 (17.65%) Security Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Continuity Management
3 3 (17.65%) Software Licensing
3 3 (17.65%) Supplier Management
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (11.76%) MCP
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (23.53%) VMware Server
4 2 (11.76%) XenApp
5 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco
4 4 (23.53%) Citrix
5 3 (17.65%) BT
5 3 (17.65%) Dell
5 3 (17.65%) Lotus
5 3 (17.65%) Sage
5 3 (17.65%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle