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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
UK / Scotland
Rank 45 48 42
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 112 128 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.93% 4.31% 5.09%
As % of the System Software category 58.95% 53.78% 59.12%
Number of salaries quoted 72 83 93
Median salary £38,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £23,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,300 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -

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
190 238 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 8.37% 8.01% 8.62%
Number of salaries quoted 121 152 161
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,650 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Glasgow +4 47 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Edinburgh +14 43 £32,500 -9.72% 4
Inverclyde +1 6 £38,000 +58.33%
South Lanarkshire +1 5 £25,000 -7.40%
Aberdeen +6 4 £50,000 -
North Lanarkshire +4 4 £35,250 -
Renfrewshire -1 4 £41,250 -10.32% 2
West Lothian +2 3 £22,500 - 1
Fife +4 1 £26,500 -29.33%
Scottish Borders - 1 £34,000 -
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 180 (75.31%) Windows
2 123 (51.46%) Windows Server
3 119 (49.79%) Microsoft
4 97 (40.59%) VMware
5 75 (31.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (28.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 64 (26.78%) SCCM
7 64 (26.78%) ITIL
8 59 (24.69%) MS Exchange
9 57 (23.85%) SQL
10 55 (23.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 51 (21.34%) Hyper-V
11 51 (21.34%) DNS
12 48 (20.08%) LAN
12 48 (20.08%) PowerShell
13 47 (19.67%) WAN
13 47 (19.67%) SQL Server
14 46 (19.25%) SAN
15 45 (18.83%) Citrix
15 45 (18.83%) Windows Server 2003
15 45 (18.83%) Cisco
16 44 (18.41%) Firewall
17 43 (17.99%) MS Excel
18 38 (15.90%) DHCP
19 37 (15.48%) Finance
20 33 (13.81%) Office 365
21 29 (12.13%) Data Centre
21 29 (12.13%) VPN
22 28 (11.72%) Linux
23 26 (10.88%) Windows 7

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 59 (24.69%) MS Exchange
2 25 (10.46%) Skype for Business
3 22 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (8.37%) IIS
5 15 (6.28%) SharePoint
6 12 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.51%) IBM Domino
8 5 (2.09%) Apache
8 5 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.09%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.26%) Confluence
9 3 (1.26%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.84%) JBoss
11 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.42%) SAS
11 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 43 (17.99%) MS Excel
2 24 (10.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) Houdini
3 1 (0.42%) Maya
3 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) NUKE
3 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.26%) Fishtalk
1 3 (1.26%) Q-Pulse
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.81%) Office 365
2 24 (10.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.02%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.67%) SaaS
6 1 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 51 (21.34%) DNS
2 48 (20.08%) LAN
3 47 (19.67%) WAN
4 46 (19.25%) SAN
5 44 (18.41%) Firewall
6 38 (15.90%) DHCP
7 29 (12.13%) VPN
8 23 (9.62%) Skype
9 22 (9.21%) TCP/IP
10 21 (8.79%) NAS
11 11 (4.60%) Network Security
12 9 (3.77%) VoIP
12 9 (3.77%) Wireless
13 8 (3.35%) MPLS
14 5 (2.09%) Internet
14 5 (2.09%) WLAN
15 4 (1.67%) LDAP
15 4 (1.67%) Wireshark
16 3 (1.26%) iSCSI
16 3 (1.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.93%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.09%) DTS
4 5 (2.09%) MySQL
5 4 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.26%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.42%) QlikView
8 1 (0.42%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.42%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 5 (2.09%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.67%) JIRA
2 4 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.26%) Subversion
4 2 (0.84%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.84%) GCC
4 2 (0.84%) Maven
4 2 (0.84%) MSI
4 2 (0.84%) NuGet
4 2 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.42%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.42%) FogBugz
5 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (15.48%) Finance
2 7 (2.93%) Back Office
3 5 (2.09%) Games
4 4 (1.67%) Retail
5 3 (1.26%) Publishing
6 1 (0.42%) German Language
6 1 (0.42%) Legal
6 1 (0.42%) Local Government
6 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (23.43%) Analyst
2 51 (21.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (16.32%) Support Engineer
4 27 (11.30%) Support Analyst
5 24 (10.04%) IT Support
6 23 (9.62%) IT Engineer
7 21 (8.79%) Administrator
8 19 (7.95%) Infrastructure Support
8 19 (7.95%) Systems Administrator
9 18 (7.53%) IT Analyst
10 17 (7.11%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (7.11%) Consultant
10 17 (7.11%) Senior Analyst
10 17 (7.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (6.69%) IT Support Analyst
11 16 (6.69%) Technical Analyst
12 13 (5.44%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 13 (5.44%) Security Engineer
12 13 (5.44%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (4.60%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.51%) HTML
2 5 (2.09%) .NET
3 4 (1.67%) Web Services
4 3 (1.26%) LAMP
5 2 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.13%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.51%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.09%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.09%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.09%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.09%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.26%) Clustering
6 3 (1.26%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (1.26%) EMC VNX
6 3 (1.26%) iPhone
6 3 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.26%) PKI
6 3 (1.26%) Replication
6 3 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.84%) FMCG
7 2 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 180 (75.31%) Windows
2 123 (51.46%) Windows Server
3 75 (31.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (23.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (18.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (11.72%) Linux
7 26 (10.88%) Windows 7
8 22 (9.21%) Windows 10
9 15 (6.28%) Windows XP
10 11 (4.60%) Windows 2000
11 8 (3.35%) AIX
11 8 (3.35%) OpenVMS
11 8 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (2.93%) Android
13 5 (2.09%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.67%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.67%) CentOS
14 4 (1.67%) Windows 8
15 3 (1.26%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (26.78%) ITIL
2 15 (6.28%) ITIL V3
3 14 (5.86%) Service Delivery
4 13 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (5.02%) Mentoring
5 12 (5.02%) Service Management
6 11 (4.60%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (4.18%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (4.18%) Network Management
8 9 (3.77%) Business Continuity
8 9 (3.77%) High Availability
9 8 (3.35%) Asset Management
9 8 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (3.35%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 8 (3.35%) Statistics
9 8 (3.35%) Time Management
10 7 (2.93%) Change Control
10 7 (2.93%) Coaching
10 7 (2.93%) Information Security
10 7 (2.93%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 57 (23.85%) SQL
2 48 (20.08%) PowerShell
3 19 (7.95%) VBScript
4 10 (4.18%) Python
5 9 (3.77%) VB
6 8 (3.35%) Perl
7 7 (2.93%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.93%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.93%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.09%) C#
9 4 (1.67%) Java
10 1 (0.42%) C
10 1 (0.42%) C++
10 1 (0.42%) Ruby
10 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (7.11%) Degree
2 17 (7.11%) MCSE
3 13 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (5.44%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.44%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.18%) CCNA
5 7 (2.93%) HND
6 6 (2.51%) CCNP
7 5 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.84%) MCITP
9 2 (0.84%) MCSA
9 2 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.42%) CISM
10 1 (0.42%) ISEB
10 1 (0.42%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.42%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.42%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.18%) SLA
2 4 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.26%) COBIT
3 3 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 68 (28.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (21.34%) Hyper-V
3 21 (8.79%) vSphere
4 18 (7.53%) XenApp
5 11 (4.60%) BitLocker
6 10 (4.18%) VMware ESX
7 8 (3.35%) ISA Server
8 7 (2.93%) Terminal Server
9 6 (2.51%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (2.09%) Terminal Services
10 5 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.09%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.67%) Firmware
11 4 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.67%) NFS
11 4 (1.67%) Samba
12 3 (1.26%) MetaFrame
12 3 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.26%) XenServer
13 2 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 64 (26.78%) SCCM
2 23 (9.62%) SCOM
3 10 (4.18%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (3.35%) Puppet
5 7 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.93%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (2.51%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (2.51%) Nagios
6 6 (2.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (2.09%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.67%) Ansible
8 4 (1.67%) DameWare
9 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.84%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.84%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.84%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 2 (0.84%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 119 (49.79%) Microsoft
2 97 (40.59%) VMware
3 45 (18.83%) Cisco
3 45 (18.83%) Citrix
4 20 (8.37%) Oracle
5 12 (5.02%) Symantec
6 11 (4.60%) Dell
7 10 (4.18%) Intel Security
8 9 (3.77%) HP
9 8 (3.35%) SolarWinds
10 7 (2.93%) Apple
10 7 (2.93%) F5
11 6 (2.51%) Lotus
11 6 (2.51%) Veeam
12 5 (2.09%) Brocade
12 5 (2.09%) EMC
12 5 (2.09%) Perforce
12 5 (2.09%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.09%) Zerto
13 4 (1.67%) CommVault
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