The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 36 24 14
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 154 186 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 6.75% 7.73% 10.67%
As % of the System Software category 43.63% 49.60% 55.17%
Number of salaries quoted 133 121 211
Average salary £25,000 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.57% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,250 £24,100 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Active Directory
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

System Software Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
353 375 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 15.47% 15.59% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 245 241 376
Average salary £37,500 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.35% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,982 £30,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Reading region.

Active Directory Salary Trend in Reading

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Reading region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Reading

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

1 294 (88.02%) Windows
2 236 (70.66%) Microsoft
3 130 (38.92%) VMware
4 128 (38.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 116 (34.73%) MS Exchange
6 115 (34.43%) Windows 7
7 111 (33.23%) MS Excel
8 109 (32.63%) TCP/IP
9 103 (30.84%) HP
10 100 (29.94%) Security Cleared
11 87 (26.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 86 (25.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 84 (25.15%) ITIL
14 77 (23.05%) DV Cleared
15 76 (22.75%) DNS
16 75 (22.46%) SCCM
17 72 (21.56%) MS Office
18 69 (20.66%) Windows Server 2003
19 68 (20.36%) SC Cleared
20 67 (20.06%) SQL
21 65 (19.46%) Windows XP
21 65 (19.46%) Microsoft Certification
22 64 (19.16%) Linux
22 64 (19.16%) DHCP
23 63 (18.86%) Hyper-V
24 58 (17.37%) SQL Server
25 56 (16.77%) Exchange Server 2010
26 55 (16.47%) MCSE
27 50 (14.97%) SharePoint
27 50 (14.97%) Firewall

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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
1 116 (34.73%) MS Exchange
2 56 (16.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (14.97%) SharePoint
4 37 (11.08%) Lync
5 27 (8.08%) IIS
6 26 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (4.49%) Lotus Domino
9 12 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2000
11 7 (2.10%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.50%) IBM Notes
12 5 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (1.20%) WebSphere
13 4 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.90%) ArcGIS
15 2 (0.60%) Apache
16 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 111 (33.23%) MS Excel
2 72 (21.56%) MS Office
3 26 (7.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 40 (11.98%) Office 365
2 12 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (2.99%) SaaS
4 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.50%) PaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.30%) Nimbula
6 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 109 (32.63%) TCP/IP
2 76 (22.75%) DNS
3 64 (19.16%) DHCP
4 50 (14.97%) Firewall
5 40 (11.98%) SAN
6 36 (10.78%) LAN
7 22 (6.59%) VPN
8 21 (6.29%) WAN
9 19 (5.69%) Internet
10 14 (4.19%) NAS
11 12 (3.59%) SSL
12 7 (2.10%) SMTP
13 6 (1.80%) VoIP
13 6 (1.80%) VLAN
13 6 (1.80%) Wireless
14 5 (1.50%) Network Security
15 4 (1.20%) Unified Communications
16 3 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
16 3 (0.90%) HTTP
17 2 (0.60%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (17.37%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
2 10 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.30%) Big Data
6 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.30%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.30%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.80%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.60%) MSI
2 2 (0.60%) JIRA
2 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.30%) TestDirector
General
1 26 (7.78%) Finance
2 14 (4.19%) Retail
3 12 (3.59%) Legal
4 10 (2.99%) Billing
5 5 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.90%) Law
8 2 (0.60%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 126 (37.72%) Support Engineer
2 37 (11.08%) 2nd Line Support
2 37 (11.08%) IT Support
3 33 (9.88%) Technical Engineer
4 31 (9.28%) Analyst
5 29 (8.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 28 (8.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 21 (6.29%) IT Support Engineer
7 21 (6.29%) Consultant
7 21 (6.29%) Technical Support
8 20 (5.99%) Support Analyst
8 20 (5.99%) Architect
9 19 (5.69%) Technical Support Engineer
10 16 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support
11 15 (4.49%) Integration Engineer
12 14 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (4.19%) Technical Architect
12 14 (4.19%) IT Support Analyst
13 13 (3.89%) Systems Engineer
14 12 (3.59%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.19%) .NET
2 13 (3.89%) ASP.NET
2 13 (3.89%) Software Packaging
3 9 (2.69%) Application Packaging
4 7 (2.10%) Web Services
5 3 (0.90%) CSS
5 3 (0.90%) HTML
6 2 (0.60%) WinForms
6 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.60%) COM
6 2 (0.60%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.60%) WSH
7 1 (0.30%) SAML
7 1 (0.30%) SOAP
7 1 (0.30%) HTML5
7 1 (0.30%) REST
7 1 (0.30%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.19%) Clustering
1 24 (7.19%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.89%) Blackberry
4 12 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.29%) Client/Server
5 11 (3.29%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.80%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.80%) PKI
6 6 (1.80%) Replication
6 6 (1.80%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.50%) PDA
8 4 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.90%) User Experience
10 2 (0.60%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.60%) FMCG
11 1 (0.30%) iPhone
11 1 (0.30%) Social Media
11 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 294 (88.02%) Windows
2 128 (38.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 115 (34.43%) Windows 7
4 87 (26.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (20.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 65 (19.46%) Windows XP
7 64 (19.16%) Linux
8 47 (14.07%) Windows 8
9 38 (11.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (4.49%) Windows 2000 Server
11 13 (3.89%) Android
12 9 (2.69%) Windows 2000
13 8 (2.40%) UNIX
13 8 (2.40%) Apple iOS
14 7 (2.10%) CentOS
15 2 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.60%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.30%) Solaris
16 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (25.15%) ITIL
2 39 (11.68%) Migration
3 33 (9.88%) Configuration Management
4 27 (8.08%) Project Management
5 21 (6.29%) Project Planning
6 20 (5.99%) Performance Monitoring
7 17 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (4.49%) Change Control
9 12 (3.59%) Load Balancing
9 12 (3.59%) Validation
10 11 (3.29%) SOA
11 10 (2.99%) Business Development
11 10 (2.99%) DoDAF
11 10 (2.99%) TOGAF
11 10 (2.99%) SABSA
11 10 (2.99%) Security Patching
12 7 (2.10%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (1.50%) Scrum
13 5 (1.50%) Service Management
13 5 (1.50%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 67 (20.06%) SQL
2 33 (9.88%) PowerShell
3 19 (5.69%) VBScript
4 18 (5.39%) VB
5 14 (4.19%) C#
6 8 (2.40%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.10%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.20%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.20%) Python
9 2 (0.60%) C++
10 1 (0.30%) Java
10 1 (0.30%) Perl
10 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 100 (29.94%) Security Cleared
2 77 (23.05%) DV Cleared
3 68 (20.36%) SC Cleared
4 65 (19.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 55 (16.47%) MCSE
6 46 (13.77%) MCP
7 34 (10.18%) A+ Certification
8 25 (7.49%) MCITP
9 21 (6.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (4.19%) CCNA
11 12 (3.59%) Network+ Certification
12 10 (2.99%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (2.99%) Degree
13 8 (2.40%) MCSA
14 5 (1.50%) MCTS
15 4 (1.20%) RHCE
16 2 (0.60%) CCIE
16 2 (0.60%) MOS
17 1 (0.30%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (12.28%) SLA
2 12 (3.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (2.99%) COBIT
4 5 (1.50%) QA
System Software
1 86 (25.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (18.86%) Hyper-V
3 19 (5.69%) Terminal Services
4 18 (5.39%) VMware ESX
5 13 (3.89%) vSphere
6 11 (3.29%) vCloud
6 11 (3.29%) VMware Workstation
7 10 (2.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (1.50%) XenApp
9 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.20%) KVM
10 2 (0.60%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.30%) UAG
11 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 75 (22.46%) SCCM
2 33 (9.88%) WSUS
3 31 (9.28%) SCOM
4 24 (7.19%) EMC NetWorker
5 20 (5.99%) HP SIM
6 17 (5.09%) Backup Exec
7 14 (4.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (2.99%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 8 (2.40%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (1.50%) FortiGate
12 4 (1.20%) ARCserve
13 3 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (0.90%) AirWatch
14 1 (0.30%) SCDPM
14 1 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 1 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 236 (70.66%) Microsoft
2 130 (38.92%) VMware
3 103 (30.84%) HP
4 45 (13.47%) Cisco
5 42 (12.57%) Symantec
6 38 (11.38%) Red Hat
7 33 (9.88%) Citrix
8 27 (8.08%) Oracle
9 23 (6.89%) Lumension
10 20 (5.99%) SolarWinds
10 20 (5.99%) ArcSight
11 18 (5.39%) EMC
12 15 (4.49%) Juniper
13 12 (3.59%) Dell
13 12 (3.59%) Apple
14 11 (3.29%) Veritas
15 7 (2.10%) Lotus
15 7 (2.10%) Avaya
16 5 (1.50%) IBM
16 5 (1.50%) CheckPoint
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