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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 32 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 5 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 2.87% 1.94% 1.15%
As % of the System Software category 62.50% 25.00% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 1
Average salary £23,000 £30,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.33% +25.00%
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
8 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 4.60% 7.77% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 3
Average salary £27,250 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.85% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £34,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £30,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 19 December 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 6 (85.71%) MS Office
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Avaya
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (42.86%) PBX
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) Nortel
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) XenApp
4 3 (42.86%) vSphere
4 3 (42.86%) SCCM
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
5 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) MySQL
5 2 (28.57%) MS Access
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) Internet
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) PBX
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
1 2 (28.57%) MS Access
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) XenApp
1 3 (42.86%) vSphere
2 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Avaya
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) Nortel
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) Draytek