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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 36 27 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +22
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 372 474 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 6.58% 7.66% 5.28%
As % of the System Software category 50.68% 55.24% 60.16%
Number of salaries quoted 345 386 274
Average salary £29,000 £33,375 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.10% -4.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £48,250 £46,100
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
734 858 512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 12.98% 13.87% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 625 629 441
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -11.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 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
(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 +7 107 £30,500 +1.66% 10
Bristol -23 94 £26,500 -33.75% 10
Dorset -4 42 £30,250 -13.57% 2
Gloucestershire -32 41 £31,000 -6.06% 5
Somerset -1 35 £26,597 -12.79% 7
Cornwall +7 28 £32,500 +66.66% 2
Devon -10 23 £29,000 -10.76% 2
Avon - 1 £30,000 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 654 (82.37%) Windows
2 448 (56.42%) Microsoft
3 338 (42.57%) VMware
4 332 (41.81%) Windows Server
5 308 (38.79%) MS Exchange
6 277 (34.89%) ITIL
7 261 (32.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 226 (28.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 218 (27.46%) MS Excel
10 213 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
11 212 (26.70%) SQL
11 212 (26.70%) Citrix
12 176 (22.17%) MS Office
13 175 (22.04%) Windows 7
14 170 (21.41%) Exchange Server 2010
15 169 (21.28%) Firewall
16 158 (19.90%) SQL Server
17 156 (19.65%) DNS
18 145 (18.26%) SAN
19 129 (16.25%) Hyper-V
20 127 (15.99%) Windows Server 2003
20 127 (15.99%) IIS
21 125 (15.74%) TCP/IP
22 120 (15.11%) PowerShell
22 120 (15.11%) XenApp
23 118 (14.86%) Office 365
23 118 (14.86%) DHCP
24 113 (14.23%) Cisco
25 109 (13.73%) SharePoint
26 105 (13.22%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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
1 308 (38.79%) MS Exchange
2 170 (21.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 127 (15.99%) IIS
4 109 (13.73%) SharePoint
5 80 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 75 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 62 (7.81%) Skype for Business
8 25 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 24 (3.02%) Apache
10 22 (2.77%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (2.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (1.39%) Office Communications Server
12 11 (1.39%) WebSphere
13 10 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (1.01%) IBM Notes
15 7 (0.88%) iPlanet
16 6 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
17 5 (0.63%) nginx
17 5 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
17 5 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 218 (27.46%) MS Excel
2 176 (22.17%) MS Office
3 12 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.13%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 118 (14.86%) Office 365
2 45 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.02%) SaaS
5 3 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.25%) IaaS
6 2 (0.25%) PaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 169 (21.28%) Firewall
2 156 (19.65%) DNS
3 145 (18.26%) SAN
4 125 (15.74%) TCP/IP
5 118 (14.86%) DHCP
6 105 (13.22%) WAN
7 101 (12.72%) LAN
8 88 (11.08%) VoIP
9 85 (10.71%) VPN
10 64 (8.06%) VLAN
11 49 (6.17%) SNMP
12 45 (5.67%) Wi-Fi
13 44 (5.54%) Wireshark
14 28 (3.53%) Wireless
15 23 (2.90%) LDAP
16 22 (2.77%) Internet
16 22 (2.77%) IPsec
16 22 (2.77%) Skype
17 20 (2.52%) Remote Desktop
18 16 (2.02%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (19.90%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.16%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.27%) MySQL
4 10 (1.26%) MS Access
5 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.63%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (0.50%) Subversion
3 3 (0.38%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.38%) TestDirector
4 2 (0.25%) JIRA
5 1 (0.13%) GitLab
5 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.13%) MSI
5 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 105 (13.22%) Finance
2 39 (4.91%) Telecoms
3 35 (4.41%) Banking
4 33 (4.16%) Manufacturing
5 21 (2.64%) Advertising
6 12 (1.51%) German Language
7 10 (1.26%) Electronics
8 9 (1.13%) Marketing
9 6 (0.76%) Back Office
9 6 (0.76%) Law
9 6 (0.76%) Legal
10 5 (0.63%) Billing
10 5 (0.63%) Local Government
11 4 (0.50%) Publishing
12 3 (0.38%) Automotive
12 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.38%) Retail
13 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.25%) French Language
13 2 (0.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 186 (23.43%) Analyst
2 181 (22.80%) Support Engineer
3 106 (13.35%) IT Support
4 91 (11.46%) Support Analyst
5 90 (11.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 87 (10.96%) IT Engineer
7 83 (10.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 83 (10.45%) 3rd Line Support
8 69 (8.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 66 (8.31%) Service Desk Analyst
10 64 (8.06%) Service Analyst
11 60 (7.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 59 (7.43%) Systems Engineer
13 57 (7.18%) IT Support Engineer
14 52 (6.55%) Administrator
15 51 (6.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 51 (6.42%) Applications Support
15 51 (6.42%) IT Analyst
16 47 (5.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 38 (4.79%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (7.18%) Web Services
2 54 (6.80%) .NET
3 27 (3.40%) .NET Framework
4 23 (2.90%) ASP.NET
5 18 (2.27%) HTML
6 16 (2.02%) LAMP
7 12 (1.51%) XML
8 11 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (0.88%) CSS
9 7 (0.88%) SAML
10 5 (0.63%) Entity Framework
10 5 (0.63%) HTML5
11 4 (0.50%) LEMP Stack
11 4 (0.50%) WCF
11 4 (0.50%) WPF
12 3 (0.38%) CSS3
12 3 (0.38%) jQuery
13 2 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.25%) RESTful
13 2 (0.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.92%) Data Centre
3 39 (4.91%) EqualLogic
4 38 (4.79%) Clustering
5 37 (4.66%) Blackberry
6 36 (4.53%) Computer Science
7 32 (4.03%) Driving Licence
8 20 (2.52%) EPoS
9 18 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (1.64%) iPhone
10 13 (1.64%) PKI
11 12 (1.51%) iPad
11 12 (1.51%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (1.39%) Replication
13 9 (1.13%) Digital Media
13 9 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
13 9 (1.13%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 654 (82.37%) Windows
2 332 (41.81%) Windows Server
3 261 (32.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 226 (28.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 175 (22.04%) Windows 7
6 127 (15.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 84 (10.58%) Windows 8
8 71 (8.94%) Linux
9 32 (4.03%) Windows 10
10 30 (3.78%) Windows XP
11 26 (3.27%) Mac OS
12 15 (1.89%) Unix
13 11 (1.39%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.01%) CentOS
15 7 (0.88%) FreeNAS
15 7 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.76%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.76%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.63%) Android
18 4 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (34.89%) ITIL
2 56 (7.05%) Service Management
3 48 (6.05%) ITSM
4 47 (5.92%) Service Delivery
5 43 (5.42%) ITIL V3
6 41 (5.16%) Network Management
7 39 (4.91%) Time Management
8 36 (4.53%) Incident Management
8 36 (4.53%) Problem Management
8 36 (4.53%) Project Management
9 35 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 33 (4.16%) Migration
11 32 (4.03%) Mentoring
12 28 (3.53%) ERP
13 24 (3.02%) Performance Monitoring
14 20 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (2.52%) Database Tuning
14 20 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
14 20 (2.52%) High Availability
15 19 (2.39%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 212 (26.70%) SQL
2 120 (15.11%) PowerShell
3 36 (4.53%) C#
4 22 (2.77%) VBScript
5 21 (2.64%) VB
6 13 (1.64%) T-SQL
7 12 (1.51%) Perl
7 12 (1.51%) Python
8 10 (1.26%) C++
8 10 (1.26%) Java
9 8 (1.01%) C
9 8 (1.01%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.01%) PHP
10 6 (0.76%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.76%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.63%) VBA
12 2 (0.25%) XPath
12 2 (0.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 95 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (10.71%) Degree
3 70 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 53 (6.68%) MCSE
5 52 (6.55%) SC Cleared
6 47 (5.92%) ITIL Certification
7 34 (4.28%) MCP
8 33 (4.16%) MCSA
9 30 (3.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 29 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (3.15%) CCNA
11 25 (3.15%) MCITP
12 23 (2.90%) A+ Certification
13 21 (2.64%) Network+ Certification
14 20 (2.52%) DV Cleared
15 19 (2.39%) MCTS
16 14 (1.76%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (1.64%) HND
18 12 (1.51%) MCDST
19 7 (0.88%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (7.68%) SLA
2 13 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.01%) COBIT
4 6 (0.76%) QA
5 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 213 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 129 (16.25%) Hyper-V
3 120 (15.11%) XenApp
4 42 (5.29%) XenDesktop
5 35 (4.41%) vSphere
6 16 (2.02%) Terminal Services
7 14 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.51%) VMware ESX
9 10 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (1.01%) vCloud
11 6 (0.76%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.38%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.38%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.38%) XenServer
14 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.13%) Firmware
15 1 (0.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 79 (9.95%) SCCM
2 71 (8.94%) SCOM
3 25 (3.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 24 (3.02%) Foglight
5 18 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
5 18 (2.27%) WSUS
6 14 (1.76%) NetBackup
6 14 (1.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (1.39%) Backup Exec
8 10 (1.26%) ZENworks
9 8 (1.01%) Nagios
10 6 (0.76%) MOM
11 5 (0.63%) SmoothWall
12 4 (0.50%) AirWatch
13 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
14 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 2 (0.25%) SCDPM
14 2 (0.25%) SCVMM
15 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCE
15 1 (0.13%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 448 (56.42%) Microsoft
2 338 (42.57%) VMware
3 212 (26.70%) Citrix
4 113 (14.23%) Cisco
5 95 (11.96%) HP
6 69 (8.69%) Dell
7 64 (8.06%) NetApp
8 50 (6.30%) Veeam
9 40 (5.04%) Symantec
10 35 (4.41%) WatchGuard
11 30 (3.78%) Intel Security
12 26 (3.27%) EMC
13 24 (3.02%) Fortinet
13 24 (3.02%) Kaseya
13 24 (3.02%) Kaspersky
14 21 (2.64%) Apple
15 18 (2.27%) Remedy
16 17 (2.14%) Progress
17 16 (2.02%) Palo Alto
18 10 (1.26%) Red Hat
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