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 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 58 63 50
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 117 113 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.10% 3.59% 4.45%
As % of the System Software category 40.63% 45.02% 56.71%
Number of salaries quoted 90 71 113
Median salary £34,000 £30,000 £31,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -5.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £20,000 £22,150
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
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
288 251 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.09% 7.98% 7.85%
Number of salaries quoted 171 150 197
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 £25,000 £24,350 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%

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 June 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 June 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 +12 54 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Glasgow +1 37 £34,000 -2.85% 8
North Lanarkshire - 5 £25,000 -
Aberdeen +6 3 £23,500 -31.88%
West Lothian +6 3 £17,500 -32.69%
Renfrewshire -2 3 £35,250 +90.54% 1
Fife -4 3 £15,000 -48.27%
Inverclyde - 3 £17,000 - 1
Lanarkshire - 2 £38,655 -
Falkirk - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 224 (89.24%) Windows
2 142 (56.57%) Microsoft
3 138 (54.98%) Windows Server
4 116 (46.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 111 (44.22%) VMware
6 93 (37.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 91 (36.25%) DNS
8 88 (35.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 87 (34.66%) MS Exchange
10 80 (31.87%) Firewall
11 77 (30.68%) Hyper-V
12 75 (29.88%) SCCM
12 75 (29.88%) SQL Server
13 74 (29.48%) DHCP
14 72 (28.69%) SQL
15 67 (26.69%) SLA
16 61 (24.30%) MS Excel
17 58 (23.11%) Windows Server 2003
18 57 (22.71%) ITIL
19 55 (21.91%) Microsoft Azure
20 54 (21.51%) SAN
21 47 (18.73%) SCOM
22 44 (17.53%) Office 365
23 40 (15.94%) Windows 7
24 38 (15.14%) MS Office
24 38 (15.14%) Cisco
24 38 (15.14%) WAN
25 37 (14.74%) LAN
26 35 (13.94%) Citrix
27 31 (12.35%) PowerShell

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 87 (34.66%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.76%) SharePoint
3 19 (7.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (5.98%) IIS
6 13 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (3.98%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.20%) CMS
8 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.40%) nginx
10 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 61 (24.30%) MS Excel
2 38 (15.14%) MS Office
3 7 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.40%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 55 (21.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (17.53%) Office 365
3 5 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (1.99%) IaaS
4 4 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.80%) SaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 91 (36.25%) DNS
2 80 (31.87%) Firewall
3 74 (29.48%) DHCP
4 54 (21.51%) SAN
5 38 (15.14%) WAN
6 37 (14.74%) LAN
7 18 (7.17%) TCP/IP
8 14 (5.58%) VPN
9 9 (3.59%) NAS
10 8 (3.19%) VoIP
11 6 (2.39%) LDAP
11 6 (2.39%) Wireless
12 5 (1.99%) SSL
13 4 (1.59%) Network Security
14 3 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (1.20%) IPsec
14 3 (1.20%) WLAN
15 2 (0.80%) Ethernet
15 2 (0.80%) IP Telephony
15 2 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (29.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.40%) Informix
6 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.99%) Bugzilla
2 5 (1.99%) FogBugz
2 5 (1.99%) JIRA
3 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.40%) MSI
3 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.40%) WinDbg
General
1 28 (11.16%) Finance
2 12 (4.78%) Banking
3 10 (3.98%) Games
4 9 (3.59%) Back Office
5 8 (3.19%) Publishing
6 6 (2.39%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) Retail
8 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 69 (27.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (14.34%) Analyst
3 30 (11.95%) IT Engineer
4 23 (9.16%) Administrator
4 23 (9.16%) Support Engineer
5 19 (7.57%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (5.98%) Support Analyst
6 15 (5.98%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (5.18%) Architect
7 13 (5.18%) IT Support
7 13 (5.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (5.18%) Senior IT Engineer
7 13 (5.18%) Systems Engineer
7 13 (5.18%) Windows Engineer
8 12 (4.78%) Service Analyst
9 10 (3.98%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (3.98%) Security Engineer
9 10 (3.98%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (3.19%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 8 (3.19%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.99%) Web Services
2 3 (1.20%) .NET
2 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.20%) REST
2 3 (1.20%) SOAP
2 3 (1.20%) WCF
2 3 (1.20%) XML
3 2 (0.80%) COM
3 2 (0.80%) HTML
4 1 (0.40%) LAMP
4 1 (0.40%) Middleware
4 1 (0.40%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.17%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.59%) Clustering
4 8 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.39%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.39%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (2.39%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.39%) 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%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.40%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.40%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 224 (89.24%) Windows
2 138 (54.98%) Windows Server
3 116 (46.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 88 (35.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (23.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (15.94%) Windows 7
7 26 (10.36%) Linux
8 24 (9.56%) Windows XP
9 23 (9.16%) Windows 8
10 15 (5.98%) Mac OS X
11 7 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.39%) Unix
13 5 (1.99%) Android
13 5 (1.99%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.59%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.80%) Solaris
15 2 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.80%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (22.71%) ITIL
2 29 (11.55%) Business Continuity
2 29 (11.55%) Load Balancing
3 27 (10.76%) Project Management
4 18 (7.17%) Change Control
4 18 (7.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (5.18%) Matrix Management
5 13 (5.18%) Matrix Organization
6 10 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (3.98%) Line Management
7 9 (3.59%) Business Continuity Planning
8 8 (3.19%) BCP
8 8 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (3.19%) Security Operations
8 8 (3.19%) Service Delivery
9 7 (2.79%) CRM
9 7 (2.79%) DevOps
9 7 (2.79%) Incident Management
9 7 (2.79%) Service Management
10 6 (2.39%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (28.69%) SQL
2 31 (12.35%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.38%) C#
4 10 (3.98%) VBScript
5 7 (2.79%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.79%) Perl
5 7 (2.79%) Python
6 6 (2.39%) Ruby
7 3 (1.20%) Java
7 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.20%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (6.37%) Degree
3 13 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (5.18%) MCSE
4 12 (4.78%) CCNA
5 7 (2.79%) MCITP
5 7 (2.79%) MCSA
6 5 (1.99%) ISEB
6 5 (1.99%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.99%) MCP
6 5 (1.99%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.99%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.20%) CISSP
8 3 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.80%) CCNP
9 2 (0.80%) HND
9 2 (0.80%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.80%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (26.69%) SLA
2 17 (6.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.99%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 93 (37.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (30.68%) Hyper-V
3 19 (7.57%) vSphere
4 13 (5.18%) XenApp
5 7 (2.79%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 4 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.20%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.80%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.80%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.40%) Docker
10 1 (0.40%) Firmware
10 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 75 (29.88%) SCCM
2 47 (18.73%) SCOM
3 9 (3.59%) Puppet
4 7 (2.79%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (2.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.99%) WSUS
6 4 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.20%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.40%) Ansible
9 1 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 142 (56.57%) Microsoft
2 111 (44.22%) VMware
3 38 (15.14%) Cisco
4 35 (13.94%) Citrix
5 24 (9.56%) Dell
5 24 (9.56%) HP
6 16 (6.37%) Kaspersky
6 16 (6.37%) Siemens
6 16 (6.37%) WatchGuard
7 15 (5.98%) EMC
8 14 (5.58%) Symantec
9 12 (4.78%) IBM
10 11 (4.38%) Apple
11 10 (3.98%) Avaya
12 9 (3.59%) Oracle
13 6 (2.39%) Intel Security
13 6 (2.39%) Remedy
14 5 (1.99%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.99%) Varonis
15 4 (1.59%) ServiceNow
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