The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 23 49 31
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -18
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 95 62 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 7.04% 4.76% 6.42%
As % of the System Software category 62.50% 42.18% 67.24%
Number of salaries quoted 91 60 72
Average salary £34,368 £32,750 £27,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.94% +18.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,450 £20,550
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £42,050 £39,900
UK excluding London average 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 Wales region.

System Software Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
152 147 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 11.27% 11.29% 9.55%
Number of salaries quoted 128 136 103
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +22.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in Wales

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in Wales

Active Directory
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
South Wales +18 86 £34,500 -1.42% 7
West Wales +20 5 £20,000 -36.50%
North Wales -7 3 £16,500 -37.14%
Active Directory
UK

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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.

1 190 (92.68%) Windows
2 145 (70.73%) VMware
3 144 (70.24%) Microsoft
4 112 (54.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 99 (48.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 84 (40.98%) VMware Infrastructure
7 82 (40.00%) MS Exchange
8 80 (39.02%) MS Excel
9 72 (35.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 57 (27.80%) DNS
11 52 (25.37%) Exchange Server 2010
12 51 (24.88%) DHCP
12 51 (24.88%) Exchange Server 2013
13 50 (24.39%) SAN
14 49 (23.90%) Exchange Server 2007
15 45 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
16 42 (20.49%) Citrix
16 42 (20.49%) Cisco
17 39 (19.02%) ITIL
18 38 (18.54%) TCP/IP
18 38 (18.54%) Finance
18 38 (18.54%) Hyper-V
19 35 (17.07%) IIS
20 34 (16.59%) SQL Server
21 33 (16.10%) Advertising
21 33 (16.10%) Firewall
21 33 (16.10%) Windows 7
22 28 (13.66%) Cisco Certification
23 27 (13.17%) Linux
23 27 (13.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 82 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 52 (25.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (24.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 49 (23.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 35 (17.07%) IIS
6 15 (7.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 14 (6.83%) Lync
7 14 (6.83%) SharePoint
8 13 (6.34%) WebSphere
9 8 (3.90%) CMS
9 8 (3.90%) Commerce Server
10 6 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (1.46%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.98%) Apache
14 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 80 (39.02%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.39%) Office 365
2 6 (2.93%) PaaS
2 6 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.44%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.49%) SaaS
5 1 (0.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 57 (27.80%) DNS
2 51 (24.88%) DHCP
3 50 (24.39%) SAN
4 38 (18.54%) TCP/IP
5 33 (16.10%) Firewall
6 20 (9.76%) Internet
7 11 (5.37%) VoIP
8 9 (4.39%) Cisco PIX
8 9 (4.39%) iSCSI
8 9 (4.39%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (3.90%) VPN
10 7 (3.41%) NetScaler
11 6 (2.93%) LAN
12 5 (2.44%) WAN
12 5 (2.44%) VLAN
13 4 (1.95%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.95%) NAS
14 2 (0.98%) IP Telephony
14 2 (0.98%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.93%) Data Mining
2 6 (2.93%) Big Data
3 4 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.46%) MySQL
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.49%) SSDT
5 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.49%) MSBuild
General
1 38 (18.54%) Finance
2 33 (16.10%) Advertising
3 6 (2.93%) Marketing
4 3 (1.46%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.49%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.49%) Welsh Language
5 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.49%) Back Office
5 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (25.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (18.05%) Analyst
3 27 (13.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (10.73%) Administrator
5 21 (10.24%) Support Analyst
6 17 (8.29%) Systems Administrator
7 15 (7.32%) Consultant
7 15 (7.32%) Architect
7 15 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (7.32%) Support Engineer
8 14 (6.83%) Technical Support
8 14 (6.83%) Wintel Engineer
9 13 (6.34%) Technical Consultant
9 13 (6.34%) VMware Engineer
10 12 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (4.88%) Technical Analyst
11 10 (4.88%) Project Engineer
12 9 (4.39%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (4.39%) Technical Support Analyst
12 9 (4.39%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.85%) .NET
2 8 (3.90%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.98%) LAMP
4 1 (0.49%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.49%) COM
4 1 (0.49%) COM+
4 1 (0.49%) Web Services
4 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.24%) AS400
2 17 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.85%) Clustering
4 10 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.39%) EqualLogic
5 9 (4.39%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (3.41%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.44%) iSeries
8 4 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.46%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.98%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.98%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.49%) PlayStation
11 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.49%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 190 (92.68%) Windows
2 112 (54.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 99 (48.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 72 (35.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (16.10%) Windows 7
6 27 (13.17%) Linux
7 18 (8.78%) Windows 8
8 10 (4.88%) Windows 2000 Server
9 8 (3.90%) OS/400
10 5 (2.44%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.95%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.98%) Debian
12 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.98%) CentOS
13 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.02%) ITIL
2 18 (8.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (8.29%) Service Delivery
3 17 (8.29%) Mentoring
4 14 (6.83%) Load Balancing
5 6 (2.93%) E-Commerce
5 6 (2.93%) Mobile Marketing
6 5 (2.44%) Product Management
6 5 (2.44%) Service Management
6 5 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (1.95%) Project Management
7 4 (1.95%) ITSM
8 3 (1.46%) DevOps
8 3 (1.46%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (1.46%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (0.98%) Security Patching
9 2 (0.98%) Coaching
9 2 (0.98%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (0.98%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.24%) SQL
2 11 (5.37%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
3 2 (0.98%) C#
4 1 (0.49%) Perl
4 1 (0.49%) VBScript
4 1 (0.49%) VB
4 1 (0.49%) Ruby
4 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.49%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (13.66%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (13.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 26 (12.68%) MCSE
5 20 (9.76%) MCITP
6 19 (9.27%) CCNA
7 16 (7.80%) VCP5
8 15 (7.32%) MCP
9 13 (6.34%) MCSA
10 9 (4.39%) Degree
11 8 (3.90%) Security Cleared
12 7 (3.41%) CCNP
13 6 (2.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (1.95%) SAP Certification
15 3 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.98%) CISSP
16 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
16 2 (0.98%) MCTS
17 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
17 1 (0.49%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.83%) SLA
2 9 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.49%) COBIT
4 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (40.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (18.54%) Hyper-V
3 15 (7.32%) vSphere
4 11 (5.37%) XenApp
5 7 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.46%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.98%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.98%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (4.39%) SCCM
2 6 (2.93%) NetBackup
2 6 (2.93%) WSUS
3 4 (1.95%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (1.95%) SCOM
3 4 (1.95%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.98%) yum
6 1 (0.49%) Puppet
6 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.49%) SCSM
6 1 (0.49%) Nessus
6 1 (0.49%) Nmap
6 1 (0.49%) Nagios
6 1 (0.49%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 145 (70.73%) VMware
2 144 (70.24%) Microsoft
3 42 (20.49%) Citrix
3 42 (20.49%) Cisco
4 23 (11.22%) IBM
5 18 (8.78%) HP
6 10 (4.88%) Dell
7 8 (3.90%) SolarWinds
8 7 (3.41%) Symantec
8 7 (3.41%) Apple
9 5 (2.44%) McAfee
10 4 (1.95%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.95%) Veritas
10 4 (1.95%) Avaya
10 4 (1.95%) SAP
11 3 (1.46%) NetApp
11 3 (1.46%) Lotus
11 3 (1.46%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.46%) Veeam
12 2 (0.98%) Verint
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