The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 35 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 302 269 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.62% 4.94% 5.26%
As % of the System Software category 55.93% 48.38% 52.82%
Number of salaries quoted 263 248 229
Average salary £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £47,000 £42,500
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 West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
540 556 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.05% 10.20% 9.96%
Number of salaries quoted 466 505 402
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,700 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
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 West Midlands

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

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Active Directory Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Active Directory across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Active Directory Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Active Directory
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Birmingham -1 111 £37,250 +11.19% 17
Staffordshire +4 40 £24,500 -13.27% 4
Coventry +4 33 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Shropshire -1 31 £32,500 +34.02%
Solihull +7 25 £38,000 +35.71% 1
Warwickshire +9 19 £31,500 -3.07% 1
Worcestershire -8 15 £30,000 -4.76% 4
Herefordshire - 7 £42,500 -
West Bromwich 0 3 £37,500 -11.76%
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £35,000 - 1
Dudley +1 2 £30,000 -3.22%
Halesowen 0 2 £21,000 -16.00%
Wolverhampton 0 2 £35,000 +12.90% 3
Walsall +1 1 £40,000 +6.66%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 557 (87.85%) Windows
2 368 (58.04%) Microsoft
3 310 (48.90%) VMware
4 261 (41.17%) MS Exchange
5 251 (39.59%) Citrix
6 249 (39.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 199 (31.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 160 (25.24%) DNS
9 154 (24.29%) MS Office
10 151 (23.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 150 (23.66%) MS Excel
12 149 (23.50%) Cisco
13 146 (23.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 142 (22.40%) Hyper-V
15 138 (21.77%) Windows Server 2012
16 135 (21.29%) SQL Server
17 129 (20.35%) TCP/IP
18 125 (19.72%) Exchange Server 2010
19 124 (19.56%) Firewall
20 120 (18.93%) DHCP
21 117 (18.45%) MCSE
22 116 (18.30%) SAN
23 112 (17.67%) Windows 7
24 111 (17.51%) ITIL
24 111 (17.51%) Finance
25 101 (15.93%) SQL
26 93 (14.67%) WAN
26 93 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2007
27 86 (13.56%) SCCM
27 86 (13.56%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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
1 261 (41.17%) MS Exchange
2 125 (19.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 93 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 83 (13.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 83 (13.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 73 (11.51%) IIS
6 61 (9.62%) Lync
7 55 (8.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 54 (8.52%) SharePoint
9 20 (3.15%) Apache
10 18 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2000
11 17 (2.68%) SharePoint Server
12 15 (2.37%) Tomcat
13 14 (2.21%) Office Communications Server
14 9 (1.42%) Moodle
15 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.79%) CMS
15 5 (0.79%) WordPress
15 5 (0.79%) EPiServer CMS
15 5 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 154 (24.29%) MS Office
2 150 (23.66%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.32%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.16%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.16%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 57 (8.99%) Office 365
2 11 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.79%) IaaS
5 3 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 160 (25.24%) DNS
2 129 (20.35%) TCP/IP
3 124 (19.56%) Firewall
4 120 (18.93%) DHCP
5 116 (18.30%) SAN
6 93 (14.67%) WAN
7 84 (13.25%) LAN
7 84 (13.25%) VPN
8 40 (6.31%) VLAN
9 34 (5.36%) Unified Communications
10 29 (4.57%) Internet
11 28 (4.42%) NAS
12 21 (3.31%) Wireless
13 20 (3.15%) SSL
13 20 (3.15%) HTTP
14 17 (2.68%) Network Security
15 16 (2.52%) IP Telephony
15 16 (2.52%) VoIP
15 16 (2.52%) NetScaler
16 14 (2.21%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (21.29%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (3.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (2.05%) MySQL
4 13 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.10%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.16%) MS Access
10 1 (0.16%) OLAP
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.74%) AdminStudio
2 10 (1.58%) MSI
2 10 (1.58%) InstallShield
3 9 (1.42%) Subversion
4 8 (1.26%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (0.63%) CruiseControl
5 4 (0.63%) Maven
5 4 (0.63%) Hudson
5 4 (0.63%) Mercurial
5 4 (0.63%) Ant
5 4 (0.63%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.63%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.32%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.16%) ProC
General
1 111 (17.51%) Finance
2 16 (2.52%) Law
3 15 (2.37%) Publishing
4 13 (2.05%) Legal
5 10 (1.58%) Banking
6 8 (1.26%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.79%) Retail
8 4 (0.63%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.63%) Back Office
9 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.32%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 150 (23.66%) Analyst
2 85 (13.41%) Support Engineer
3 77 (12.15%) Consultant
4 73 (11.51%) Support Analyst
5 64 (10.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 54 (8.52%) Administrator
7 44 (6.94%) Systems Administrator
8 40 (6.31%) 3rd Line Support
9 37 (5.84%) IT Support
9 37 (5.84%) Technical Support
10 35 (5.52%) Microsoft Consultant
10 35 (5.52%) 2nd Line Support
11 32 (5.05%) Service Desk Analyst
11 32 (5.05%) Service Analyst
11 32 (5.05%) Systems Engineer
11 32 (5.05%) Architect
12 26 (4.10%) Technical Analyst
13 23 (3.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 22 (3.47%) Technical Support Analyst
15 21 (3.31%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.00%) Web Services
2 18 (2.84%) .NET
3 17 (2.68%) Application Packaging
4 15 (2.37%) XML
5 12 (1.89%) HTML
6 11 (1.74%) ASP.NET
7 10 (1.58%) LAMP
7 10 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 8 (1.26%) COM
9 3 (0.47%) CSS
10 2 (0.32%) Ajax
10 2 (0.32%) XSL
10 2 (0.32%) XSLT
11 1 (0.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.04%) Blackberry
2 24 (3.79%) Clustering
3 18 (2.84%) Replication
4 16 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.74%) Open Source
6 10 (1.58%) FlexPod
7 9 (1.42%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.10%) CLARiiON
8 7 (1.10%) Celerra
9 5 (0.79%) VLE
9 5 (0.79%) EqualLogic
9 5 (0.79%) CMDB
10 4 (0.63%) Handset
11 3 (0.47%) iPhone
12 2 (0.32%) Statistics
12 2 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.32%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.32%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.16%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 557 (87.85%) Windows
2 249 (39.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 146 (23.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 138 (21.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 112 (17.67%) Windows 7
6 86 (13.56%) Windows XP
7 62 (9.78%) Windows 8
8 54 (8.52%) Linux
9 14 (2.21%) Windows 2000 Server
10 13 (2.05%) Windows 2000
11 12 (1.89%) Windows Vista
11 12 (1.89%) Android
12 9 (1.42%) Windows NT
13 8 (1.26%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.26%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.26%) Debian
14 6 (0.95%) UNIX
15 5 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.63%) BlackBerry OS
16 4 (0.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (17.51%) ITIL
2 43 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 40 (6.31%) Service Delivery
4 39 (6.15%) Load Balancing
5 33 (5.21%) Migration
6 28 (4.42%) Server Monitoring
7 26 (4.10%) Operations Management
7 26 (4.10%) ITIL V3
7 26 (4.10%) Change Control
8 25 (3.94%) Project Management
9 21 (3.31%) Technical Architecture
10 19 (3.00%) E-Commerce
11 18 (2.84%) Network Monitoring
12 16 (2.52%) Kalman Filter
13 15 (2.37%) Time Management
14 14 (2.21%) Software Deployment
14 14 (2.21%) Technical Analysis
15 13 (2.05%) Configuration Management
16 11 (1.74%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (1.74%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (15.93%) SQL
2 65 (10.25%) PowerShell
3 26 (4.10%) VB
4 21 (3.31%) Perl
5 20 (3.15%) VBScript
6 19 (3.00%) Bash Shell
7 13 (2.05%) PHP
8 11 (1.74%) VB.NET
9 10 (1.58%) VB6
10 6 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.95%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.63%) Java
11 4 (0.63%) Python
12 3 (0.47%) C
13 2 (0.32%) Korn
13 2 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 151 (23.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (18.45%) MCSE
3 78 (12.30%) MCITP
4 69 (10.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 47 (7.41%) MCSA
6 43 (6.78%) Citrix Certification
7 39 (6.15%) MCP
8 36 (5.68%) MCTS
9 35 (5.52%) CCA
10 30 (4.73%) CCNA
10 30 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (4.26%) Degree
12 21 (3.31%) Security Cleared
13 19 (3.00%) CCEE
14 14 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (1.89%) SC Cleared
15 12 (1.89%) NCDA
15 12 (1.89%) NCIE
15 12 (1.89%) VTSP
16 9 (1.42%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.68%) SLA
2 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 199 (31.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 142 (22.40%) Hyper-V
3 83 (13.09%) vSphere
4 81 (12.78%) XenApp
5 73 (11.51%) XenDesktop
6 40 (6.31%) VMware ESX
7 32 (5.05%) Forefront TMG
8 27 (4.26%) Terminal Services
9 26 (4.10%) XenServer
10 25 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
11 23 (3.63%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (1.89%) vCloud
13 11 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (1.42%) UAG
15 8 (1.26%) Shibboleth
15 8 (1.26%) Terminal Server
16 7 (1.10%) ISA Server
16 7 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 6 (0.95%) IAG
18 4 (0.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 86 (13.56%) SCCM
2 61 (9.62%) WSUS
3 41 (6.47%) SCOM
4 31 (4.89%) Backup Exec
5 13 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 12 (1.89%) SCVMM
7 11 (1.74%) AppDNA
8 10 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (1.42%) SCDPM
10 8 (1.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 8 (1.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (0.95%) Cacti
12 5 (0.79%) SCSM
12 5 (0.79%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.79%) XenMobile
12 5 (0.79%) ARCserve
12 5 (0.79%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.63%) Puppet
14 3 (0.47%) MOM
Vendors
1 368 (58.04%) Microsoft
2 310 (48.90%) VMware
3 251 (39.59%) Citrix
4 149 (23.50%) Cisco
5 84 (13.25%) NetApp
6 69 (10.88%) HP
7 34 (5.36%) EMC
8 31 (4.89%) Dell
9 28 (4.42%) CheckPoint
10 27 (4.26%) Symantec
11 23 (3.63%) Apple
12 17 (2.68%) Altiris
13 16 (2.52%) SonicWALL
14 11 (1.74%) Avaya
14 11 (1.74%) 3PAR
15 10 (1.58%) SolarWinds
15 10 (1.58%) Websense
15 10 (1.58%) Intel
16 9 (1.42%) Sage
16 9 (1.42%) AppSense
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £19k - 21k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 10000 Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + car
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £40k + £400 per month car allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car OR car allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: Competitive, Grade 7
Posted: 7 days ago
Rugby
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fresh Insurance Services Group
Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum Based On Experience
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JLL
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago