The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 33 44 23
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 394 245 461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 6.39% 4.84% 8.15%
As % of the System Software category 63.34% 58.89% 67.10%
Number of salaries quoted 356 210 427
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £51,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
Active Directory
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

System Software Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
622 416 687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 10.08% 8.21% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 540 352 624
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory across the South West region.

Active Directory Salary Trend in the South West

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in the South West

Active Directory
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +30 109 £25,000 -10.71% 13
Bristol +9 99 £30,000 -20.00% 27
Dorset +4 66 £27,500 -15.38% 9
Somerset +5 49 £36,500 +12.30% 18
Devon +9 35 £32,750 +12.93% 4
Gloucestershire -15 32 £27,000 +8.00% 9
Cornwall -3 1 £18,500 -7.50%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory.

1 581 (81.60%) Windows
2 455 (63.90%) Microsoft
3 290 (40.73%) VMware
4 266 (37.36%) MS Exchange
5 237 (33.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 207 (29.07%) MS Excel
7 200 (28.09%) Firewall
8 196 (27.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 163 (22.89%) ITIL
9 163 (22.89%) DNS
10 162 (22.75%) SQL Server
11 160 (22.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 150 (21.07%) Windows 7
13 142 (19.94%) MS Office
14 141 (19.80%) Microsoft Certification
15 140 (19.66%) SQL
16 136 (19.10%) TCP/IP
17 134 (18.82%) Citrix
18 130 (18.26%) DHCP
19 126 (17.70%) SAN
20 122 (17.13%) Cisco
21 121 (16.99%) IIS
22 118 (16.57%) LAN
22 118 (16.57%) Exchange Server 2010
23 114 (16.01%) Windows XP
24 102 (14.33%) Windows Server 2012
25 101 (14.19%) WAN
26 100 (14.04%) Linux
27 94 (13.20%) VPN
28 90 (12.64%) Hyper-V

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing Active Directory also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Active Directory. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 266 (37.36%) MS Exchange
2 121 (16.99%) IIS
3 118 (16.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 74 (10.39%) SharePoint
5 54 (7.58%) Lync
6 52 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 50 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 45 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 28 (3.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 17 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2000
11 14 (1.97%) IBM Notes
12 13 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (1.26%) Apache
16 6 (0.84%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
17 4 (0.56%) WebSphere
18 3 (0.42%) MS Project Server
19 2 (0.28%) GroupWise
Applications
1 207 (29.07%) MS Excel
2 142 (19.94%) MS Office
3 18 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.84%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (0.98%) assyst
2 3 (0.42%) Visualfiles
2 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.28%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.63%) Office 365
2 16 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.12%) Google Apps
4 6 (0.84%) SaaS
5 4 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 200 (28.09%) Firewall
2 163 (22.89%) DNS
3 136 (19.10%) TCP/IP
4 130 (18.26%) DHCP
5 126 (17.70%) SAN
6 118 (16.57%) LAN
7 101 (14.19%) WAN
8 94 (13.20%) VPN
9 50 (7.02%) Internet
10 29 (4.07%) VLAN
11 25 (3.51%) NAS
12 24 (3.37%) VoIP
12 24 (3.37%) WLAN
13 23 (3.23%) HTTP
13 23 (3.23%) SMTP
14 22 (3.09%) Wireless
15 18 (2.53%) Ethernet
16 17 (2.39%) Fibre Channel
17 16 (2.25%) Network Security
18 14 (1.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (22.75%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.63%) MySQL
3 29 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (2.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (1.12%) Big Data
8 6 (0.84%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.28%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.14%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.14%) MSI
1 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (5.20%) Finance
2 35 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.67%) Back Office
4 17 (2.39%) Legal
5 12 (1.69%) Marketing
6 9 (1.26%) Advertising
6 9 (1.26%) Retail
7 5 (0.70%) Law
8 4 (0.56%) Military
8 4 (0.56%) Banking
9 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.42%) Electronics
9 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.28%) Automotive
10 2 (0.28%) Games
10 2 (0.28%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 140 (19.66%) Analyst
2 120 (16.85%) Support Engineer
3 97 (13.62%) IT Support
4 82 (11.52%) Consultant
5 64 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 59 (8.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 59 (8.29%) Support Analyst
7 46 (6.46%) Technical Support
8 44 (6.18%) Administrator
9 41 (5.76%) Service Analyst
10 40 (5.62%) IT Support Engineer
11 39 (5.48%) Service Desk Analyst
12 36 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
13 34 (4.78%) Technical Consultant
14 32 (4.49%) IT Support Analyst
15 31 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
16 28 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support
17 26 (3.65%) Architect
17 26 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 22 (3.09%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.92%) HTML
2 28 (3.93%) XML
3 22 (3.09%) .NET
4 16 (2.25%) ASP.NET
5 7 (0.98%) Web Services
6 6 (0.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (0.84%) MSMQ
6 6 (0.84%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.84%) WCF
6 6 (0.84%) WPF
7 5 (0.70%) CSS
7 5 (0.70%) Hibernate
8 4 (0.56%) Application Packaging
8 4 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.42%) jQuery
10 2 (0.28%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (0.14%) NHibernate
11 1 (0.14%) JSP
11 1 (0.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.72%) Blackberry
2 34 (4.78%) Clustering
3 20 (2.81%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.97%) iPhone
5 14 (1.97%) PDA
6 13 (1.83%) iPad
7 12 (1.69%) PKI
8 10 (1.40%) Digital Media
9 8 (1.12%) Replication
10 7 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (0.98%) Firmware
11 6 (0.84%) Thin Client
11 6 (0.84%) EPoS
11 6 (0.84%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.70%) Open Source
13 4 (0.56%) EqualLogic
13 4 (0.56%) Kindle
13 4 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 581 (81.60%) Windows
2 237 (33.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 160 (22.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 150 (21.07%) Windows 7
5 114 (16.01%) Windows XP
6 102 (14.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 100 (14.04%) Linux
8 70 (9.83%) Windows 8
9 32 (4.49%) Windows Vista
10 28 (3.93%) UNIX
11 19 (2.67%) Mac OS
12 16 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (1.97%) Apple iOS
13 14 (1.97%) AIX
14 10 (1.40%) Windows 2000
14 10 (1.40%) Mac OS X
15 9 (1.26%) Android
16 8 (1.12%) CentOS
17 6 (0.84%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (22.89%) ITIL
2 69 (9.69%) Service Management
3 43 (6.04%) Project Management
4 37 (5.20%) Service Delivery
5 36 (5.06%) Configuration Management
6 33 (4.63%) ITSM
7 28 (3.93%) Migration
8 25 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (3.51%) Incident Management
9 24 (3.37%) Change Control
9 24 (3.37%) Asset Management
10 23 (3.23%) Problem Management
11 22 (3.09%) Time Management
12 21 (2.95%) Software Deployment
13 20 (2.81%) Network Monitoring
13 20 (2.81%) Kalman Filter
14 18 (2.53%) Service Desk Management
14 18 (2.53%) Change Management
15 15 (2.11%) CRM
15 15 (2.11%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (19.66%) SQL
2 38 (5.34%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.11%) C#
4 12 (1.69%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.54%) VB
6 10 (1.40%) Python
6 10 (1.40%) Shell Script
6 10 (1.40%) Java
6 10 (1.40%) VBScript
7 9 (1.26%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.12%) C
9 6 (0.84%) Perl
10 5 (0.70%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.56%) Ruby
12 2 (0.28%) PHP
13 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 141 (19.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (9.83%) MCSE
3 69 (9.69%) Degree
4 62 (8.71%) Security Cleared
5 58 (8.15%) MCITP
5 58 (8.15%) MCP
6 42 (5.90%) MCSA
7 41 (5.76%) SC Cleared
8 28 (3.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (2.67%) CCNA
10 18 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 15 (2.11%) MCTS
12 6 (0.84%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.56%) CCNP
13 4 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.42%) MCDST
14 3 (0.42%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.42%) HND
15 2 (0.28%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.02%) SLA
2 8 (1.12%) QA
3 7 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.70%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.42%) COBIT
System Software
1 196 (27.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 90 (12.64%) Hyper-V
3 62 (8.71%) VMware ESX
4 48 (6.74%) Terminal Services
4 48 (6.74%) vSphere
5 34 (4.78%) XenApp
6 16 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 11 (1.54%) MetaFrame
8 11 (1.54%) Xen
9 10 (1.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (1.26%) UAG
11 8 (1.12%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.98%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.84%) XenServer
14 5 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.70%) Squid
15 4 (0.56%) NFS
15 4 (0.56%) qmail
Systems Management
1 68 (9.55%) SCCM
2 30 (4.21%) Backup Exec
3 16 (2.25%) SCOM
4 15 (2.11%) Nagios
5 13 (1.83%) WSUS
6 12 (1.69%) ARCserve
7 11 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (1.54%) SCVMM
7 11 (1.54%) SCOrch
7 11 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 8 (1.12%) logstash
9 7 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.84%) MOM
10 6 (0.84%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.84%) SAP Afaria
11 5 (0.70%) Puppet
12 4 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.56%) Check_MK
13 3 (0.42%) WMI
14 2 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 455 (63.90%) Microsoft
2 290 (40.73%) VMware
3 134 (18.82%) Citrix
4 122 (17.13%) Cisco
5 78 (10.96%) HP
6 43 (6.04%) Avaya
7 41 (5.76%) Dell
8 38 (5.34%) IBM
9 33 (4.63%) Apple
10 28 (3.93%) Red Hat
11 27 (3.79%) Remedy
12 23 (3.23%) Oracle
13 22 (3.09%) NetApp
14 21 (2.95%) SonicWALL
15 20 (2.81%) EMC
16 18 (2.53%) Sophos
17 17 (2.39%) Juniper
17 17 (2.39%) Veeam
18 15 (2.11%) Symantec
18 15 (2.11%) Lotus
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £23-25,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Amsys
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum +pension,life assurance and 50% staff discount
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + £4k Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 to 26,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum + Good Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £21000 to £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: 5 days ago