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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 33 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 421 280 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 7.08% 5.32% 5.94%
As % of the System Software category 60.93% 60.87% 60.94%
Number of salaries quoted 378 255 284
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,150 £46,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -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
691 460 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 11.62% 8.74% 9.75%
Number of salaries quoted 588 393 450
Average salary £36,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.19% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
Bristol +1 100 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Wiltshire +10 98 £30,000 -21.05% 13
Gloucestershire +5 71 £32,500 -16.66% 9
Dorset -5 63 £34,000 -20.00% 10
Devon +35 52 £34,000 +70.00% 17
Somerset +27 30 £35,000 -2.09% 7
Cornwall -9 5 £20,000 +11.11% 2
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 685 (82.53%) Windows
2 548 (66.02%) Microsoft
3 347 (41.81%) VMware
4 294 (35.42%) MS Exchange
5 249 (30.00%) ITIL
6 242 (29.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 241 (29.04%) Citrix
8 240 (28.92%) MS Excel
9 211 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
10 199 (23.98%) MS Office
11 185 (22.29%) Firewall
12 172 (20.72%) SQL
13 169 (20.36%) Microsoft Certification
14 168 (20.24%) TCP/IP
15 164 (19.76%) Cisco
16 163 (19.64%) DNS
17 159 (19.16%) SQL Server
18 158 (19.04%) Windows Server 2003
19 154 (18.55%) DHCP
20 150 (18.07%) Hyper-V
21 146 (17.59%) SCCM
22 142 (17.11%) LAN
23 137 (16.51%) Windows Server 2012
24 135 (16.27%) Windows 7
25 119 (14.34%) IIS
26 116 (13.98%) WAN
27 105 (12.65%) VPN
28 100 (12.05%) SAN
29 97 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2010
30 94 (11.33%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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
1 294 (35.42%) MS Exchange
2 119 (14.34%) IIS
3 97 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 80 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 77 (9.28%) Lync
5 77 (9.28%) SharePoint
6 50 (6.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 50 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 48 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (2.65%) Apache
9 20 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2000
10 18 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
11 10 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.96%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.96%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.84%) nginx
14 6 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.60%) Site Server
16 3 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 240 (28.92%) MS Excel
2 199 (23.98%) MS Office
3 17 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.24%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.24%) MS Project
5 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) Revit
Business Applications
1 16 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.12%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.12%) assyst
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 60 (7.23%) Office 365
2 19 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.60%) SaaS
4 4 (0.48%) IaaS
4 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 185 (22.29%) Firewall
2 168 (20.24%) TCP/IP
3 163 (19.64%) DNS
4 154 (18.55%) DHCP
5 142 (17.11%) LAN
6 116 (13.98%) WAN
7 105 (12.65%) VPN
8 100 (12.05%) SAN
9 50 (6.02%) VLAN
10 38 (4.58%) WLAN
11 31 (3.73%) Network Security
12 30 (3.61%) VoIP
13 26 (3.13%) Internet
13 26 (3.13%) Wireless
14 23 (2.77%) SSL
15 20 (2.41%) MPLS
16 19 (2.29%) LDAP
17 18 (2.17%) NAS
18 17 (2.05%) HTTP
18 17 (2.05%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (19.16%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.86%) MySQL
3 19 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (0.96%) CouchDB
6 7 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (0.84%) DTS
7 6 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.60%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.24%) MS Access
10 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.12%) SQLite
11 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (1.45%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.20%) Hudson
3 9 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.96%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.60%) JIRA
6 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.12%) MSI
7 1 (0.12%) Subversion
7 1 (0.12%) Ant
General
1 83 (10.00%) Finance
2 35 (4.22%) Advertising
3 31 (3.73%) Back Office
4 26 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.93%) Legal
6 15 (1.81%) Banking
6 15 (1.81%) Law
7 9 (1.08%) Aerospace
8 8 (0.96%) Retail
9 6 (0.72%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.72%) French Language
10 5 (0.60%) German Language
10 5 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.24%) Publishing
11 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 175 (21.08%) Support Engineer
2 163 (19.64%) Analyst
3 97 (11.69%) Consultant
4 91 (10.96%) IT Support
5 88 (10.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 77 (9.28%) Support Analyst
7 66 (7.95%) Administrator
8 57 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support
9 55 (6.63%) 3rd Line Support
10 49 (5.90%) Service Analyst
11 47 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
11 47 (5.66%) IT Support Engineer
12 42 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
13 33 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
13 33 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 31 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 30 (3.61%) Desktop Support
15 30 (3.61%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 26 (3.13%) Architect
17 25 (3.01%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (8.31%) .NET
2 56 (6.75%) ASP.NET
3 24 (2.89%) Application Packaging
4 20 (2.41%) Web Services
5 16 (1.93%) Software Packaging
6 15 (1.81%) HTML
7 11 (1.33%) WCF
7 11 (1.33%) CSS
8 10 (1.20%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.08%) WPF
10 8 (0.96%) XML
10 8 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (0.84%) J2EE
12 6 (0.72%) WinForms
13 4 (0.48%) Middleware
13 4 (0.48%) COM
13 4 (0.48%) JSP
14 2 (0.24%) jQuery
14 2 (0.24%) HTML5
14 2 (0.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.23%) Clustering
2 55 (6.63%) Blackberry
3 42 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (2.89%) Client/Server
5 23 (2.77%) Computer Science
6 17 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.33%) PKI
7 11 (1.33%) Open Source
8 10 (1.20%) EqualLogic
9 9 (1.08%) Mathematics
9 9 (1.08%) Replication
10 6 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.48%) LPAR
11 4 (0.48%) Xbox
11 4 (0.48%) Statistics
12 3 (0.36%) Smartcard
13 2 (0.24%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.24%) PMI
13 2 (0.24%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.24%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 685 (82.53%) Windows
2 242 (29.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 158 (19.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 137 (16.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 135 (16.27%) Windows 7
6 86 (10.36%) Linux
7 81 (9.76%) Windows XP
8 55 (6.63%) Windows 8
9 26 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (3.01%) UNIX
11 20 (2.41%) Windows Vista
12 19 (2.29%) Mac OS X
12 19 (2.29%) CentOS
13 11 (1.33%) Ubuntu
14 10 (1.20%) Debian
15 9 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (1.08%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.96%) Android
17 7 (0.84%) Solaris
18 4 (0.48%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (30.00%) ITIL
2 77 (9.28%) Service Management
3 63 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 48 (5.78%) Configuration Management
5 42 (5.06%) Migration
6 37 (4.46%) Time Management
7 36 (4.34%) Change Management
8 35 (4.22%) ITSM
9 33 (3.98%) Service Delivery
10 31 (3.73%) Project Management
11 30 (3.61%) Mentoring
12 26 (3.13%) ITIL V3
13 25 (3.01%) Problem Management
13 25 (3.01%) Incident Management
14 22 (2.65%) Software Deployment
15 20 (2.41%) Change Control
15 20 (2.41%) CRM
16 18 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (2.05%) Network Load Balancing
18 15 (1.81%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (20.72%) SQL
2 93 (11.20%) PowerShell
3 57 (6.87%) C#
4 32 (3.86%) Python
5 24 (2.89%) Perl
6 18 (2.17%) Java
7 16 (1.93%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.81%) Bash Shell
9 13 (1.57%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.33%) PHP
11 8 (0.96%) Objective-C
11 8 (0.96%) VBScript
11 8 (0.96%) C++
11 8 (0.96%) Lua
12 7 (0.84%) Bourne shell
12 7 (0.84%) VB
13 6 (0.72%) Ruby
13 6 (0.72%) C
13 6 (0.72%) VBA
14 3 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 169 (20.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (11.20%) Security Cleared
3 88 (10.60%) MCSE
4 75 (9.04%) Degree
5 66 (7.95%) MCSA
6 61 (7.35%) MCITP
7 57 (6.87%) MCP
8 56 (6.75%) SC Cleared
9 50 (6.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 31 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (3.73%) CCNA
11 22 (2.65%) DV Cleared
12 16 (1.93%) MCTS
13 15 (1.81%) VCP4
13 15 (1.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 14 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (1.08%) MCDST
17 8 (0.96%) RHCSA
18 6 (0.72%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (9.76%) SLA
2 9 (1.08%) QA
3 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 211 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 150 (18.07%) Hyper-V
3 94 (11.33%) XenApp
4 53 (6.39%) VMware ESX
5 35 (4.22%) vSphere
6 33 (3.98%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (3.86%) XenDesktop
8 26 (3.13%) Terminal Services
9 22 (2.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 21 (2.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 17 (2.05%) XenServer
12 16 (1.93%) ISA Server
13 15 (1.81%) vCloud
14 8 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
14 8 (0.96%) UAG
15 7 (0.84%) Samba
15 7 (0.84%) qmail
16 5 (0.60%) NFS
16 5 (0.60%) Docker
17 4 (0.48%) KVM
Systems Management
1 146 (17.59%) SCCM
2 91 (10.96%) SCOM
3 31 (3.73%) SCVMM
4 30 (3.61%) Puppet
5 21 (2.53%) HP SIM
5 21 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (2.29%) NetBackup
6 19 (2.29%) Backup Exec
7 16 (1.93%) Nagios
8 15 (1.81%) WSUS
9 13 (1.57%) SCSM
10 12 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 12 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (1.45%) HP Data Protector
10 12 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 12 (1.45%) SCOrch
10 12 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 9 (1.08%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.96%) OpenView
12 8 (0.96%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 548 (66.02%) Microsoft
2 347 (41.81%) VMware
3 241 (29.04%) Citrix
4 164 (19.76%) Cisco
5 86 (10.36%) HP
6 56 (6.75%) Dell
7 37 (4.46%) Avaya
7 37 (4.46%) Symantec
8 32 (3.86%) Red Hat
9 30 (3.61%) Oracle
10 25 (3.01%) IBM
11 21 (2.53%) Remedy
12 18 (2.17%) Veeam
13 17 (2.05%) Sophos
14 15 (1.81%) McAfee
15 13 (1.57%) Apple
16 11 (1.33%) EMC
17 10 (1.20%) NetApp
18 9 (1.08%) Nortel
18 9 (1.08%) Lotus
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + £4k Car Allowance + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Devon
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £49000 per annum + Bonus,car allowance & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Laptop, Phone
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Laptop, Phone
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits.
Posted: 4 days ago