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

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 36 61 40
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -21
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 137 107 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 5.76% 3.48% 5.62%
As % of the System Software category 54.58% 43.85% 61.72%
Number of salaries quoted 98 72 87
Median salary £37,500 £34,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.48% +5.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £20,600 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
251 244 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.55% 7.92% 9.10%
Number of salaries quoted 166 166 167
Median salary £39,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £51,500 £55,000
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 10 December 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 10 December 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
Glasgow +22 67 £39,000 +20.00% 10
Edinburgh +32 53 £37,500 - 6
South Lanarkshire -1 5 £22,000 -31.78% 2
Renfrewshire - 5 £37,500 - 1
Argyll and Bute - 3 £30,500 -
West Lothian +10 2 £16,250 -61.76%
Aberdeen +4 1 £51,500 +114.58% 1
Dundee +1 1 £32,500 +71.05%
Angus - 1 £22,500 -
Inverclyde - 1 - - 1
Moray - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £30,000 -
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Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 215 (83.01%) Windows
2 137 (52.90%) Windows Server
3 128 (49.42%) Microsoft
4 108 (41.70%) VMware
5 91 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 81 (31.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 76 (29.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 75 (28.96%) Hyper-V
9 72 (27.80%) DNS
10 68 (26.25%) MS Exchange
11 60 (23.17%) SCCM
12 59 (22.78%) ITIL
13 57 (22.01%) Firewall
14 52 (20.08%) SQL Server
14 52 (20.08%) Cisco
14 52 (20.08%) DHCP
14 52 (20.08%) PowerShell
15 51 (19.69%) SQL
16 48 (18.53%) WAN
17 46 (17.76%) LAN
18 43 (16.60%) Citrix
18 43 (16.60%) SAN
19 42 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
20 41 (15.83%) MS Excel
21 40 (15.44%) Office 365
22 38 (14.67%) Finance
23 35 (13.51%) Linux
24 34 (13.13%) TCP/IP
25 30 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
26 29 (11.20%) Skype for Business

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 68 (26.25%) MS Exchange
2 29 (11.20%) Skype for Business
3 23 (8.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (8.11%) SharePoint
5 17 (6.56%) IIS
6 14 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (3.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (2.32%) IBM Domino
11 3 (1.16%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.16%) nginx
11 3 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.39%) Apache
13 1 (0.39%) Confluence
13 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (15.83%) MS Excel
2 25 (9.65%) MS Office
3 2 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.77%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.39%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.39%) Houdini
4 1 (0.39%) Maya
4 1 (0.39%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.39%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 40 (15.44%) Office 365
2 30 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (7.34%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.39%) IaaS
6 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (27.80%) DNS
2 57 (22.01%) Firewall
3 52 (20.08%) DHCP
4 48 (18.53%) WAN
5 46 (17.76%) LAN
6 43 (16.60%) SAN
7 34 (13.13%) TCP/IP
8 29 (11.20%) VPN
9 23 (8.88%) Skype
10 17 (6.56%) NAS
11 15 (5.79%) VoIP
12 13 (5.02%) Wireless
13 11 (4.25%) LDAP
13 11 (4.25%) MPLS
14 8 (3.09%) Network Security
15 5 (1.93%) Internet
16 4 (1.54%) WLAN
17 3 (1.16%) Ethernet
17 3 (1.16%) Software-Defined Networking
17 3 (1.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (20.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.93%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.16%) Informix
5 3 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.16%) MySQL
5 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.39%) DTS
7 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.39%) QlikView
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.93%) JIRA
2 4 (1.54%) Bugzilla
2 4 (1.54%) FogBugz
2 4 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.39%) Subversion
3 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (14.67%) Finance
2 8 (3.09%) Back Office
3 6 (2.32%) Publishing
4 3 (1.16%) Banking
4 3 (1.16%) Legal
4 3 (1.16%) Retail
5 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.77%) Games
5 2 (0.77%) Law
6 1 (0.39%) Billing
6 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (23.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 54 (20.85%) Analyst
3 32 (12.36%) Support Engineer
4 27 (10.42%) Administrator
5 24 (9.27%) Support Analyst
6 22 (8.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
8 20 (7.72%) IT Support
9 19 (7.34%) Infrastructure Support
9 19 (7.34%) Senior Analyst
10 18 (6.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 18 (6.95%) IT Engineer
11 17 (6.56%) Security Engineer
12 16 (6.18%) 2nd Line Support
13 15 (5.79%) IT Analyst
14 14 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
15 12 (4.63%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
15 12 (4.63%) IT Support Analyst
16 10 (3.86%) IT Security Engineer
17 9 (3.47%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.09%) HTML
2 4 (1.54%) .NET
2 4 (1.54%) LAMP
2 4 (1.54%) Web Services
3 2 (0.77%) XML
4 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.39%) COM
4 1 (0.39%) HTML5
4 1 (0.39%) jQuery
4 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.04%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.09%) Clustering
4 7 (2.70%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.32%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (1.54%) iPhone
6 4 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.54%) PKI
6 4 (1.54%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.16%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.16%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.16%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.77%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (0.77%) iPad
8 2 (0.77%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 215 (83.01%) Windows
2 137 (52.90%) Windows Server
3 91 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 76 (29.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (13.51%) Linux
7 28 (10.81%) Windows 10
8 27 (10.42%) Windows 7
9 19 (7.34%) Windows XP
10 12 (4.63%) Windows 2000
11 10 (3.86%) Android
11 10 (3.86%) Apple iOS
11 10 (3.86%) Windows 8
12 9 (3.47%) OpenVMS
12 9 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (3.47%) Windows Vista
13 8 (3.09%) Mac OS X
14 7 (2.70%) Solaris
15 5 (1.93%) AIX
15 5 (1.93%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (22.78%) ITIL
2 18 (6.95%) Service Delivery
3 16 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (5.79%) ITIL V3
5 12 (4.63%) Business Continuity
5 12 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (4.63%) Network Design
6 11 (4.25%) DevOps
6 11 (4.25%) Service Management
7 10 (3.86%) Project Management
8 9 (3.47%) Data Loss Prevention
9 8 (3.09%) Anomaly Detection
9 8 (3.09%) Asset Management
9 8 (3.09%) BCP
9 8 (3.09%) Change Control
9 8 (3.09%) Information Security
9 8 (3.09%) Line Management
9 8 (3.09%) Load Balancing
10 7 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (2.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (20.08%) PowerShell
2 51 (19.69%) SQL
3 23 (8.88%) VBScript
4 13 (5.02%) Python
5 12 (4.63%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.25%) C#
7 9 (3.47%) VB
8 8 (3.09%) Perl
9 6 (2.32%) Java
10 4 (1.54%) Ruby
11 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (6.18%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (6.18%) MCSE
3 15 (5.79%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.79%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.86%) CCNA
4 10 (3.86%) Degree
5 8 (3.09%) HND
6 7 (2.70%) CCNP
7 5 (1.93%) MCITP
8 4 (1.54%) ISEB
8 4 (1.54%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.77%) CISSP
10 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.77%) MCSA
11 1 (0.39%) CEH
11 1 (0.39%) CISM
11 1 (0.39%) GCIH
11 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.42%) SLA
2 4 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.54%) QA
3 3 (1.16%) COBIT
3 3 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (31.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (28.96%) Hyper-V
3 21 (8.11%) XenApp
4 19 (7.34%) vSphere
5 15 (5.79%) BitLocker
6 10 (3.86%) ISA Server
7 7 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (2.70%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.93%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.16%) Firmware
10 3 (1.16%) MetaFrame
10 3 (1.16%) NFS
10 3 (1.16%) Samba
10 3 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.77%) NDS
11 2 (0.77%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.77%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 60 (23.17%) SCCM
2 27 (10.42%) SCOM
3 13 (5.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (3.09%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (2.32%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (2.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.93%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.93%) Puppet
7 2 (0.77%) Iperf
7 2 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.77%) Nagios
7 2 (0.77%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 2 (0.77%) SCSM
7 2 (0.77%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.77%) WSUS
8 1 (0.39%) Check_MK
8 1 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.39%) MOM
8 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 128 (49.42%) Microsoft
2 108 (41.70%) VMware
3 52 (20.08%) Cisco
4 43 (16.60%) Citrix
5 19 (7.34%) Oracle
6 15 (5.79%) EMC
7 12 (4.63%) HP
8 11 (4.25%) SolarWinds
9 9 (3.47%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.09%) Dell
10 8 (3.09%) Symantec
11 6 (2.32%) Intel Security
11 6 (2.32%) Lotus
12 5 (1.93%) Apple
12 5 (1.93%) Veeam
12 5 (1.93%) Zerto
13 4 (1.54%) CommVault
13 4 (1.54%) IBM
13 4 (1.54%) NetApp
13 4 (1.54%) Sophos
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