The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 48 59 57
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 127 106 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.47% 3.49% 3.67%
As % of the System Software category 54.04% 46.29% 51.99%
Number of salaries quoted 88 69 98
Median salary £34,000 £28,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,700 £19,800 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,800 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Active Directory
UK

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

System Software Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
235 229 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 8.27% 7.54% 7.06%
Number of salaries quoted 148 139 184
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,698 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in Scotland

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Scotland

Active Directory
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +4 49 £36,750 +14.84% 10
Glasgow +7 46 £34,000 +13.33% 8
North Lanarkshire +5 10 £25,000 -
Inverclyde - 5 £17,000 - 2
Fife +5 3 £15,000 -46.42%
Renfrewshire +3 3 £35,250 +90.54%
West Lothian +2 3 £17,500 -32.69%
Aberdeen +11 2 £23,500 -31.88% 1
Argyll and Bute -3 2 £26,500 -
Falkirk -4 2 £19,000 -32.14% 1
Lanarkshire - 1 £32,309 - 1
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 217 (87.15%) Windows
2 153 (61.45%) Microsoft
3 133 (53.41%) Windows Server
4 121 (48.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 113 (45.38%) VMware
6 97 (38.96%) DNS
7 94 (37.75%) MS Exchange
7 94 (37.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 84 (33.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 82 (32.93%) DHCP
10 79 (31.73%) SQL Server
11 78 (31.33%) Firewall
12 75 (30.12%) SQL
13 74 (29.72%) SCCM
14 68 (27.31%) SLA
15 66 (26.51%) MS Excel
16 63 (25.30%) ITIL
17 62 (24.90%) Hyper-V
18 61 (24.50%) Windows Server 2003
19 60 (24.10%) SAN
20 59 (23.69%) Microsoft Azure
21 50 (20.08%) SCOM
22 46 (18.47%) Office 365
23 40 (16.06%) LAN
24 39 (15.66%) WAN
25 37 (14.86%) MS Office
25 37 (14.86%) Windows 7
26 33 (13.25%) PowerShell
26 33 (13.25%) Cisco
27 31 (12.45%) Dell

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 94 (37.75%) MS Exchange
2 24 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (8.84%) IIS
4 16 (6.43%) SharePoint
5 15 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (3.61%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.20%) CMS
9 2 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 66 (26.51%) MS Excel
2 37 (14.86%) MS Office
3 5 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.40%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 59 (23.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (18.47%) Office 365
3 4 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.61%) IaaS
4 2 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.80%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 97 (38.96%) DNS
2 82 (32.93%) DHCP
3 78 (31.33%) Firewall
4 60 (24.10%) SAN
5 40 (16.06%) LAN
6 39 (15.66%) WAN
7 13 (5.22%) TCP/IP
8 10 (4.02%) VPN
9 8 (3.21%) NAS
9 8 (3.21%) VoIP
10 6 (2.41%) Wireless
11 4 (1.61%) SSL
12 3 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.20%) Internet
12 3 (1.20%) IPsec
12 3 (1.20%) LDAP
12 3 (1.20%) Network Security
12 3 (1.20%) WLAN
13 2 (0.80%) IP Telephony
14 1 (0.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (31.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.80%) Bugzilla
2 2 (0.80%) FogBugz
2 2 (0.80%) JIRA
3 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.40%) MSI
3 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.40%) WinDbg
General
1 28 (11.24%) Finance
2 12 (4.82%) Back Office
2 12 (4.82%) Banking
3 11 (4.42%) Games
4 7 (2.81%) Publishing
5 6 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) Retail
8 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (28.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (14.86%) Analyst
3 35 (14.06%) IT Engineer
4 24 (9.64%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (9.64%) Support Engineer
5 23 (9.24%) Administrator
6 18 (7.23%) Support Analyst
7 17 (6.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (6.43%) IT Support
8 16 (6.43%) Senior IT Engineer
9 12 (4.82%) Service Analyst
9 12 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (4.82%) Windows Engineer
10 11 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (4.02%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (4.02%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (3.61%) Architect
13 8 (3.21%) 1st Line Support Engineer
13 8 (3.21%) Desktop Support
13 8 (3.21%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.41%) Web Services
2 4 (1.61%) .NET
2 4 (1.61%) ASP.NET
2 4 (1.61%) REST
2 4 (1.61%) SOAP
2 4 (1.61%) WCF
2 4 (1.61%) XML
3 2 (0.80%) COM
4 1 (0.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.83%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.62%) Clustering
3 7 (2.81%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.41%) Driving Licence
4 6 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.01%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (2.01%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.80%) AS400
6 2 (0.80%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.80%) EqualLogic
6 2 (0.80%) Informatics
6 2 (0.80%) iSeries
6 2 (0.80%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.80%) PKI
6 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.40%) EPoS
7 1 (0.40%) Statistics
7 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 217 (87.15%) Windows
2 133 (53.41%) Windows Server
3 121 (48.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 84 (33.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (24.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (14.86%) Windows 7
7 26 (10.44%) Windows XP
8 22 (8.84%) Linux
8 22 (8.84%) Windows 8
9 12 (4.82%) Mac OS X
10 7 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.41%) Unix
12 3 (1.20%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.80%) Android
13 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.80%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.40%) SUSE
14 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (25.30%) ITIL
2 31 (12.45%) Business Continuity
2 31 (12.45%) Load Balancing
3 29 (11.65%) Project Management
4 20 (8.03%) Change Control
5 19 (7.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (6.83%) Matrix Management
7 10 (4.02%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (3.61%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.21%) Business Continuity Planning
9 8 (3.21%) Line Management
9 8 (3.21%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (2.81%) BCP
10 7 (2.81%) CRM
10 7 (2.81%) Mentoring
10 7 (2.81%) Problem Management
10 7 (2.81%) Service Management
11 6 (2.41%) High Availability
11 6 (2.41%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 75 (30.12%) SQL
2 33 (13.25%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.42%) C#
4 9 (3.61%) VBScript
5 5 (2.01%) Perl
5 5 (2.01%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.61%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.20%) Ruby
8 2 (0.80%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.80%) Python
9 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.40%) Java
9 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.62%) Degree
3 12 (4.82%) CCNA
3 12 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (4.82%) MCSE
4 7 (2.81%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.41%) MCSA
5 6 (2.41%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (2.01%) MCP
7 4 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.20%) CISSP
8 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.20%) MCITP
9 2 (0.80%) HND
9 2 (0.80%) ISEB
9 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.80%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.80%) PMP
10 1 (0.40%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (27.31%) SLA
2 20 (8.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.80%) QA
5 1 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 94 (37.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 62 (24.90%) Hyper-V
3 22 (8.84%) vSphere
4 9 (3.61%) XenApp
5 4 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.61%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.20%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.80%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.80%) MetaFrame
7 2 (0.80%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.40%) Docker
8 1 (0.40%) Firmware
8 1 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 74 (29.72%) SCCM
2 50 (20.08%) SCOM
3 9 (3.61%) Puppet
4 8 (3.21%) EMC NetWorker
4 8 (3.21%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.61%) WSUS
6 3 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.80%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.40%) Ansible
8 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 153 (61.45%) Microsoft
2 113 (45.38%) VMware
3 33 (13.25%) Cisco
4 31 (12.45%) Citrix
4 31 (12.45%) Dell
5 27 (10.84%) HP
6 20 (8.03%) Kaspersky
6 20 (8.03%) Siemens
6 20 (8.03%) WatchGuard
7 17 (6.83%) EMC
8 14 (5.62%) IBM
8 14 (5.62%) Symantec
9 11 (4.42%) Apple
10 10 (4.02%) Avaya
11 8 (3.21%) Oracle
12 5 (2.01%) Intel Security
12 5 (2.01%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.01%) Remedy
12 5 (2.01%) Varonis
13 3 (1.20%) ServiceNow
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