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

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 59 56 49
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 115 130 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.99% 4.09% 5.04%
As % of the System Software category 38.85% 45.61% 64.69%
Number of salaries quoted 83 84 113
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £20,800 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £34,180 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.98% +5.16%
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
296 285 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.26% 8.98% 7.79%
Number of salaries quoted 180 174 178
Median salary £38,670 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.48% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +9 55 £38,085 +8.81% 2
Glasgow -6 39 £34,000 +13.33% 3
West Lothian +14 6 £22,500 - 3
Renfrewshire -5 2 £30,000 +62.16% 2
Fife -6 2 £31,000 +10.71%
Lanarkshire - 2 £45,000 -
North Lanarkshire +1 1 £25,000 -
Aberdeen 0 1 £60,000 +73.91%
Scottish Borders -1 1 £30,000 - 1
Falkirk -5 1 - -
Angus - 1 £40,000 -
Inverclyde - 1 £17,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Active Directory
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 230 (89.84%) Windows
2 152 (59.38%) Windows Server
3 138 (53.91%) Microsoft
4 123 (48.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 117 (45.70%) VMware
6 100 (39.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 90 (35.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 89 (34.77%) Hyper-V
8 89 (34.77%) DNS
9 85 (33.20%) MS Exchange
10 80 (31.25%) Firewall
11 78 (30.47%) SQL Server
12 75 (29.30%) SCCM
13 73 (28.52%) DHCP
14 70 (27.34%) SQL
15 69 (26.95%) SLA
16 63 (24.61%) MS Excel
17 59 (23.05%) ITIL
18 58 (22.66%) Microsoft Azure
19 56 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
20 52 (20.31%) SAN
21 46 (17.97%) SCOM
22 45 (17.58%) Office 365
23 40 (15.63%) Cisco
24 39 (15.23%) MS Office
25 38 (14.84%) WAN
26 37 (14.45%) LAN
27 36 (14.06%) Windows 7
28 32 (12.50%) Citrix
29 30 (11.72%) 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 85 (33.20%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.59%) SharePoint
3 19 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (5.47%) Skype for Business
5 13 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (4.69%) IIS
7 4 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.17%) CMS
8 3 (1.17%) nginx
9 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.39%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 63 (24.61%) MS Excel
2 39 (15.23%) MS Office
3 7 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.78%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.39%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.39%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 58 (22.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (17.58%) Office 365
3 10 (3.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.95%) IaaS
5 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.39%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (34.77%) DNS
2 80 (31.25%) Firewall
3 73 (28.52%) DHCP
4 52 (20.31%) SAN
5 38 (14.84%) WAN
6 37 (14.45%) LAN
7 21 (8.20%) TCP/IP
8 18 (7.03%) VPN
9 11 (4.30%) VoIP
10 9 (3.52%) NAS
11 8 (3.13%) LDAP
12 7 (2.73%) Skype
13 5 (1.95%) Wireless
14 4 (1.56%) Network Security
14 4 (1.56%) SSL
15 3 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
15 3 (1.17%) Ethernet
15 3 (1.17%) Software-Defined Networking
15 3 (1.17%) VLAN
15 3 (1.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (30.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.17%) Informix
4 3 (1.17%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.95%) Bugzilla
2 5 (1.95%) FogBugz
2 5 (1.95%) JIRA
3 1 (0.39%) MSI
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (8.59%) Finance
2 12 (4.69%) Banking
3 10 (3.91%) Back Office
4 9 (3.52%) Games
5 6 (2.34%) Publishing
5 6 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.39%) Billing
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (27.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (13.67%) Analyst
3 30 (11.72%) Administrator
4 26 (10.16%) IT Engineer
5 24 (9.38%) Support Engineer
6 21 (8.20%) Systems Administrator
7 17 (6.64%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (5.86%) Windows Engineer
10 14 (5.47%) Support Analyst
11 12 (4.69%) Architect
11 12 (4.69%) Senior IT Engineer
12 11 (4.30%) IT Support
12 11 (4.30%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (3.91%) 1st Line Support
13 10 (3.91%) Security Engineer
14 9 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
14 9 (3.52%) Service Analyst
15 8 (3.13%) 1st Line Support Engineer
15 8 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.56%) Web Services
2 3 (1.17%) .NET
2 3 (1.17%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.17%) HTML
2 3 (1.17%) LAMP
3 2 (0.78%) REST
3 2 (0.78%) SOAP
3 2 (0.78%) WCF
3 2 (0.78%) XML
4 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.39%) COM
4 1 (0.39%) HTML5
4 1 (0.39%) Middleware
4 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.42%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.52%) Clustering
3 6 (2.34%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.34%) Driving Licence
3 6 (2.34%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (2.34%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.34%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.17%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.17%) EMC VNX
5 2 (0.78%) Informatics
5 2 (0.78%) Private Cloud
5 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.39%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.39%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.39%) iPad
6 1 (0.39%) iPhone
6 1 (0.39%) iSeries
6 1 (0.39%) PKI
6 1 (0.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 230 (89.84%) Windows
2 152 (59.38%) Windows Server
3 123 (48.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 90 (35.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (14.06%) Windows 7
7 25 (9.77%) Linux
7 25 (9.77%) Windows 8
8 23 (8.98%) Windows XP
9 15 (5.86%) Mac OS X
10 9 (3.52%) Windows 10
11 8 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.34%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.34%) Unix
12 6 (2.34%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.95%) Android
13 5 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (1.56%) Solaris
15 2 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (23.05%) ITIL
2 30 (11.72%) Load Balancing
3 25 (9.77%) Project Management
4 24 (9.38%) Business Continuity
5 17 (6.64%) Change Control
6 16 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (5.08%) Service Delivery
8 12 (4.69%) Matrix Management
8 12 (4.69%) Matrix Organization
9 11 (4.30%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (3.52%) DevOps
10 9 (3.52%) Security Operations
11 8 (3.13%) Line Management
12 7 (2.73%) Business Continuity Planning
12 7 (2.73%) CRM
12 7 (2.73%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (2.73%) Service Management
13 6 (2.34%) BCP
13 6 (2.34%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 70 (27.34%) SQL
2 30 (11.72%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.52%) C#
3 9 (3.52%) VBScript
4 8 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.73%) Perl
5 7 (2.73%) Python
6 5 (1.95%) Ruby
7 2 (0.78%) Java
7 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.47%) Degree
2 14 (5.47%) MCSE
3 13 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (4.30%) CCNA
5 9 (3.52%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.52%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.73%) MCSA
7 6 (2.34%) MCITP
8 5 (1.95%) ISEB
8 5 (1.95%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.95%) MCP
9 4 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.17%) CCNP
10 3 (1.17%) CISSP
10 3 (1.17%) HND
11 2 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.78%) PMP
12 1 (0.39%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (26.95%) SLA
2 15 (5.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.95%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) COBIT
System Software
1 100 (39.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (34.77%) Hyper-V
3 17 (6.64%) vSphere
4 13 (5.08%) XenApp
5 8 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.34%) BitLocker
7 5 (1.95%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (1.17%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.17%) Terminal Server
9 3 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.78%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.78%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.39%) Docker
11 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 75 (29.30%) SCCM
2 46 (17.97%) SCOM
3 6 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (2.34%) WSUS
4 5 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.56%) Puppet
6 3 (1.17%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 138 (53.91%) Microsoft
2 117 (45.70%) VMware
3 40 (15.63%) Cisco
4 32 (12.50%) Citrix
5 27 (10.55%) HP
6 20 (7.81%) Dell
7 18 (7.03%) EMC
8 15 (5.86%) WatchGuard
9 14 (5.47%) Kaspersky
9 14 (5.47%) Siemens
10 12 (4.69%) Apple
11 9 (3.52%) Oracle
12 8 (3.13%) Avaya
12 8 (3.13%) Symantec
13 6 (2.34%) IBM
13 6 (2.34%) Intel Security
13 6 (2.34%) Red Hat
13 6 (2.34%) Remedy
14 4 (1.56%) ServiceNow
14 4 (1.56%) Varonis
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