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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
UK / Scotland
Rank 31 60 42
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -18
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 148 104 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 6.57% 3.51% 5.22%
As % of the System Software category 57.81% 47.71% 59.09%
Number of salaries quoted 99 68 85
Median salary £37,500 £33,125 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.20% -1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £23,000 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £45,000 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
256 218 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.36% 7.35% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 164 145 158
Median salary £39,057 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £51,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +24 70 £39,000 +19.08% 7
Edinburgh +41 58 £32,500 - 4
Inverclyde +2 7 £38,000 +58.33%
South Lanarkshire 0 5 £22,000 -18.51%
Renfrewshire - 4 £41,250 - 1
Aberdeen +5 3 £50,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £32,500 - 1
Argyll and Bute - 2 £30,500 -
Fife -2 1 £26,500 -29.33%
Scottish Borders - 1 £30,000 -
Angus - 1 £22,500 -
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 201 (77.01%) Windows
2 137 (52.49%) Microsoft
3 136 (52.11%) Windows Server
4 102 (39.08%) VMware
5 82 (31.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (26.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 70 (26.82%) SCCM
7 68 (26.05%) ITIL
8 64 (24.52%) MS Exchange
8 64 (24.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 61 (23.37%) Hyper-V
10 57 (21.84%) DNS
11 56 (21.46%) SQL
12 53 (20.31%) LAN
12 53 (20.31%) Firewall
13 51 (19.54%) WAN
14 50 (19.16%) PowerShell
15 48 (18.39%) Cisco
15 48 (18.39%) SQL Server
16 47 (18.01%) MS Excel
16 47 (18.01%) Citrix
16 47 (18.01%) SAN
17 46 (17.62%) Windows Server 2003
18 43 (16.48%) Finance
19 39 (14.94%) DHCP
20 38 (14.56%) Office 365
21 34 (13.03%) VPN
22 32 (12.26%) Linux
23 31 (11.88%) Data Centre
24 30 (11.49%) 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 64 (24.52%) MS Exchange
2 24 (9.20%) Skype for Business
3 20 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (7.28%) IIS
5 16 (6.13%) SharePoint
6 13 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (3.45%) IBM Domino
9 7 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (1.15%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.77%) Apache
12 2 (0.77%) Confluence
12 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 47 (18.01%) MS Excel
2 27 (10.34%) MS Office
3 2 (0.77%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.38%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.38%) Houdini
4 1 (0.38%) Maya
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 38 (14.56%) Office 365
2 28 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.53%) SaaS
6 2 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 57 (21.84%) DNS
2 53 (20.31%) Firewall
2 53 (20.31%) LAN
3 51 (19.54%) WAN
4 47 (18.01%) SAN
5 39 (14.94%) DHCP
6 34 (13.03%) VPN
7 29 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 24 (9.20%) Skype
9 23 (8.81%) NAS
10 13 (4.98%) Wireless
11 12 (4.60%) Network Security
12 11 (4.21%) VoIP
13 10 (3.83%) MPLS
14 7 (2.68%) LDAP
15 6 (2.30%) WLAN
16 5 (1.92%) Internet
17 3 (1.15%) IP Telephony
17 3 (1.15%) NetScaler
17 3 (1.15%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.07%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.92%) DTS
4 5 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.53%) MySQL
6 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.77%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.38%) QlikView
8 1 (0.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.15%) JIRA
3 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.77%) Subversion
3 2 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.38%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.38%) FogBugz
4 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 43 (16.48%) Finance
2 7 (2.68%) Back Office
3 5 (1.92%) Publishing
4 4 (1.53%) Games
4 4 (1.53%) Retail
5 3 (1.15%) Legal
6 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.77%) Law
6 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Banking
7 1 (0.38%) German Language
7 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 68 (26.05%) Analyst
2 59 (22.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 42 (16.09%) Support Engineer
4 34 (13.03%) Support Analyst
5 27 (10.34%) IT Support
6 24 (9.20%) Infrastructure Support
6 24 (9.20%) IT Engineer
6 24 (9.20%) Senior Analyst
7 23 (8.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (8.05%) IT Analyst
9 20 (7.66%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (6.90%) Administrator
10 18 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 18 (6.90%) IT Support Analyst
11 16 (6.13%) Consultant
12 15 (5.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 15 (5.75%) Systems Administrator
12 15 (5.75%) Technical Analyst
13 14 (5.36%) Security Engineer
14 13 (4.98%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.45%) HTML
2 6 (2.30%) .NET
3 5 (1.92%) Web Services
4 2 (0.77%) LAMP
4 2 (0.77%) XML
5 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.38%) COM
5 1 (0.38%) HTML5
5 1 (0.38%) jQuery
5 1 (0.38%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.88%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.07%) Statistics
4 6 (2.30%) Clustering
4 6 (2.30%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.30%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.92%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.53%) PKI
7 3 (1.15%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.15%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.15%) iPhone
7 3 (1.15%) Replication
7 3 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.77%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.77%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 201 (77.01%) Windows
2 136 (52.11%) Windows Server
3 82 (31.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (24.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (17.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (12.26%) Linux
7 30 (11.49%) Windows 7
8 26 (9.96%) Windows 10
9 20 (7.66%) Windows XP
10 12 (4.60%) Windows 2000
11 9 (3.45%) AIX
11 9 (3.45%) OpenVMS
12 8 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (2.68%) Android
14 6 (2.30%) Apple iOS
14 6 (2.30%) Windows 8
14 6 (2.30%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.92%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.53%) Solaris
16 4 (1.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (26.05%) ITIL
2 18 (6.90%) ITIL V3
3 15 (5.75%) Service Delivery
4 14 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (5.36%) Service Management
5 12 (4.60%) Network Design
6 11 (4.21%) Business Continuity
6 11 (4.21%) Mentoring
7 10 (3.83%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (3.83%) Network Management
7 10 (3.83%) Project Management
8 9 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (3.45%) Change Control
8 9 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (3.45%) Information Security
9 8 (3.07%) Anomaly Detection
9 8 (3.07%) Asset Management
9 8 (3.07%) Data Loss Prevention
9 8 (3.07%) Time Management
10 7 (2.68%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 56 (21.46%) SQL
2 50 (19.16%) PowerShell
3 22 (8.43%) VBScript
4 11 (4.21%) Python
5 10 (3.83%) C#
5 10 (3.83%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.83%) VB
6 8 (3.07%) Perl
7 7 (2.68%) Java
8 6 (2.30%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.77%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.38%) C
10 1 (0.38%) C++
10 1 (0.38%) Ruby
10 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (6.51%) Degree
3 16 (6.13%) MCSE
4 15 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.75%) Security Cleared
5 11 (4.21%) CCNA
6 7 (2.68%) HND
7 5 (1.92%) CCNP
8 4 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.77%) CISSP
10 2 (0.77%) MCITP
10 2 (0.77%) MCSA
10 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.38%) CEH
11 1 (0.38%) CISM
11 1 (0.38%) GCIH
11 1 (0.38%) ISEB
11 1 (0.38%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.28%) SLA
2 4 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.15%) COBIT
3 3 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 70 (26.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (23.37%) Hyper-V
3 17 (6.51%) XenApp
4 16 (6.13%) vSphere
5 13 (4.98%) BitLocker
6 10 (3.83%) VMware ESX
7 8 (3.07%) ISA Server
8 7 (2.68%) Terminal Server
9 6 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (1.92%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.53%) Firmware
11 4 (1.53%) NFS
11 4 (1.53%) Samba
12 3 (1.15%) MetaFrame
12 3 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.15%) XenDesktop
12 3 (1.15%) XenServer
13 2 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.77%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 70 (26.82%) SCCM
2 26 (9.96%) SCOM
3 12 (4.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (3.07%) SolarWinds Orion
5 7 (2.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (2.30%) Puppet
7 5 (1.92%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.53%) DameWare
8 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.53%) Nagios
9 3 (1.15%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.77%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.77%) Iperf
10 2 (0.77%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.77%) SCSM
11 1 (0.38%) Check_MK
11 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 137 (52.49%) Microsoft
2 102 (39.08%) VMware
3 48 (18.39%) Cisco
4 47 (18.01%) Citrix
5 19 (7.28%) Oracle
6 11 (4.21%) HP
6 11 (4.21%) SolarWinds
7 10 (3.83%) Dell
8 9 (3.45%) Intel Security
8 9 (3.45%) Lotus
8 9 (3.45%) Symantec
9 7 (2.68%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.30%) Apple
11 5 (1.92%) EMC
11 5 (1.92%) F5
11 5 (1.92%) Sophos
11 5 (1.92%) Veeam
11 5 (1.92%) Zerto
12 4 (1.53%) Cyber-Ark
12 4 (1.53%) WatchGuard
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