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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 33 20 11
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 2 5 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 1.47% 3.70% 14.81%
As % of the System Software category 33.33% 71.43% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 20
Average salary £19,750 £32,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.23% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,350 £18,700 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £21,150 £32,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
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
6 7 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 4.41% 5.19% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 21
Average salary £22,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £29,350 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £37,123
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

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 31 July 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%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) PBX
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Nortel
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) PBX
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) MS Access
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Support
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Statistics
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Data Security
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Nortel
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya