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 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 23 35 31
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 385 223 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.53% 5.42% 6.40%
As % of the System Software category 66.04% 53.48% 50.33%
Number of salaries quoted 336 191 249
Average salary £31,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,099 £21,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
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 West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
583 417 600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.41% 10.14% 12.71%
Number of salaries quoted 512 337 485
Average salary £32,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.68% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 February 2015.

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 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
Birmingham +6 152 £32,500 -1.51% 10
Coventry +2 49 £25,000 -21.64% 3
Staffordshire -1 37 £22,500 +2.27% 5
Warwickshire +14 35 £32,500 +28.71% 5
Shropshire +4 26 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Solihull -6 20 £33,000 +30.69%
Dudley - 20 £27,500 -
Wolverhampton +10 16 £32,500 +62.50% 2
Worcestershire -4 15 £35,000 +50.53% 5
Walsall +4 7 £45,000 +57.89%
Herefordshire -6 5 £22,000 -27.27%
West Bromwich +5 3 £18,250 -
Halesowen - 2 £25,500 - 1
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 669 (85.11%) Windows
2 474 (60.31%) Microsoft
3 376 (47.84%) VMware
4 325 (41.35%) MS Exchange
5 296 (37.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 259 (32.95%) Citrix
7 245 (31.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 198 (25.19%) Hyper-V
9 190 (24.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 188 (23.92%) ITIL
11 186 (23.66%) SQL Server
11 186 (23.66%) MS Excel
12 185 (23.54%) Exchange Server 2010
13 167 (21.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 161 (20.48%) SAN
15 157 (19.97%) LAN
16 156 (19.85%) DNS
17 155 (19.72%) Microsoft Certification
17 155 (19.72%) SQL
18 149 (18.96%) MS Office
19 142 (18.07%) Firewall
20 141 (17.94%) Cisco
21 139 (17.68%) WAN
22 136 (17.30%) Windows 7
23 121 (15.39%) TCP/IP
24 116 (14.76%) MCSE
25 109 (13.87%) vSphere
26 103 (13.10%) DHCP
27 98 (12.47%) Exchange Server 2013
28 95 (12.09%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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
1 325 (41.35%) MS Exchange
2 185 (23.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 98 (12.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 88 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 71 (9.03%) SharePoint
6 55 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 50 (6.36%) IIS
8 40 (5.09%) Lync
9 38 (4.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 21 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
11 19 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
12 18 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2000
12 18 (2.29%) IBM Notes
13 9 (1.15%) Apache
14 6 (0.76%) Lotus Domino
15 5 (0.64%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.51%) CMS
16 4 (0.51%) Umbraco
16 4 (0.51%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 186 (23.66%) MS Excel
2 149 (18.96%) MS Office
3 7 (0.89%) MS Project
3 7 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.25%) S-PLUS
5 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.25%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (7.51%) Office 365
2 25 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.40%) Google Apps
4 10 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.76%) IaaS
6 4 (0.51%) Trello
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 161 (20.48%) SAN
2 157 (19.97%) LAN
3 156 (19.85%) DNS
4 142 (18.07%) Firewall
5 139 (17.68%) WAN
6 121 (15.39%) TCP/IP
7 103 (13.10%) DHCP
8 66 (8.40%) VPN
9 36 (4.58%) VoIP
10 34 (4.33%) NAS
11 26 (3.31%) Wireless
12 22 (2.80%) Internet
13 20 (2.54%) VLAN
14 16 (2.04%) IP Telephony
15 14 (1.78%) Network Security
16 11 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (1.27%) WAAS
17 10 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
18 9 (1.15%) iSCSI
18 9 (1.15%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (23.66%) SQL Server
2 73 (9.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (5.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 29 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (1.53%) MS Access
6 9 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (0.76%) MySQL
8 5 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.51%) RavenDB
10 3 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (0.64%) RequisitePro
2 4 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (10.18%) Finance
2 17 (2.16%) Legal
3 15 (1.91%) Law
4 13 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.15%) Advertising
6 6 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.64%) Banking
8 3 (0.38%) Retail
8 3 (0.38%) Marketing
8 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.25%) Back Office
9 2 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.13%) German Language
10 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 206 (26.21%) Analyst
2 143 (18.19%) Support Engineer
3 79 (10.05%) 3rd Line Support
4 75 (9.54%) Support Analyst
5 70 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 66 (8.40%) 2nd Line Support
7 54 (6.87%) Service Analyst
7 54 (6.87%) Service Desk Analyst
8 51 (6.49%) Architect
8 51 (6.49%) Consultant
9 48 (6.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 48 (6.11%) IT Support
10 43 (5.47%) Desktop Support
11 41 (5.22%) Team Leader
12 32 (4.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 31 (3.94%) 1st Line Support
13 31 (3.94%) Administrator
14 30 (3.82%) Senior Support Engineer
15 26 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
16 25 (3.18%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.47%) .NET
2 13 (1.65%) Web Services
2 13 (1.65%) XML
3 10 (1.27%) ASP.NET
4 7 (0.89%) CSS
4 7 (0.89%) HTML
5 6 (0.76%) COM
6 5 (0.64%) jQuery
7 4 (0.51%) CSLA
7 4 (0.51%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (0.51%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (0.51%) WCF
7 4 (0.51%) WPF
7 4 (0.51%) MSMQ
7 4 (0.51%) WAP
8 3 (0.38%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.25%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.13%) HTML5
10 1 (0.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.76%) Clustering
2 59 (7.51%) Blackberry
3 20 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.29%) User Experience
5 13 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.27%) EqualLogic
7 9 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.02%) GIS
9 7 (0.89%) Handset
9 7 (0.89%) Replication
9 7 (0.89%) PDA
10 6 (0.76%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.64%) Life Science
11 5 (0.64%) Statistics
11 5 (0.64%) CLARiiON
11 5 (0.64%) FlexPod
11 5 (0.64%) Celerra
11 5 (0.64%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (0.51%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 669 (85.11%) Windows
2 296 (37.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 190 (24.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 167 (21.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 136 (17.30%) Windows 7
6 95 (12.09%) Windows XP
7 72 (9.16%) Linux
8 70 (8.91%) Windows 8
9 17 (2.16%) Apple iOS
9 17 (2.16%) Android
10 15 (1.91%) UNIX
10 15 (1.91%) Windows Vista
11 14 (1.78%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (1.40%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.15%) Windows 2000
13 9 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.89%) CentOS
15 5 (0.64%) VMS
16 3 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (23.92%) ITIL
2 51 (6.49%) Service Delivery
3 47 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 31 (3.94%) Incident Management
5 28 (3.56%) Network Monitoring
6 23 (2.93%) Migration
7 22 (2.80%) Business Continuity
8 20 (2.54%) Service Management
9 18 (2.29%) Time Management
10 17 (2.16%) Project Management
10 17 (2.16%) PRINCE2
10 17 (2.16%) CRM
10 17 (2.16%) ERP
10 17 (2.16%) Mentoring
11 16 (2.04%) TOGAF
12 15 (1.91%) E-Commerce
13 13 (1.65%) Change Management
13 13 (1.65%) Line Management
14 12 (1.53%) Configuration Management
15 10 (1.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (19.72%) SQL
2 35 (4.45%) PowerShell
3 25 (3.18%) C#
4 16 (2.04%) VB
5 13 (1.65%) VB.NET
6 10 (1.27%) VBA
6 10 (1.27%) C
7 6 (0.76%) T-SQL
7 6 (0.76%) VBScript
8 5 (0.64%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.64%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.64%) PHP
9 4 (0.51%) Java
9 4 (0.51%) R
10 2 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 155 (19.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 116 (14.76%) MCSE
3 64 (8.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 57 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (6.11%) MCSA
6 47 (5.98%) CCNA
7 42 (5.34%) MCITP
7 42 (5.34%) Security Cleared
8 41 (5.22%) ITIL Certification
9 40 (5.09%) MCP
10 35 (4.45%) Degree
11 34 (4.33%) Citrix Certification
12 32 (4.07%) CCA
12 32 (4.07%) SC Cleared
13 19 (2.42%) MCTS
14 17 (2.16%) VCP4
15 16 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (1.27%) VTSP
16 10 (1.27%) NCDA
16 10 (1.27%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (9.03%) SLA
2 5 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 5 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.51%) QA
3 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 245 (31.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 198 (25.19%) Hyper-V
3 109 (13.87%) vSphere
4 83 (10.56%) XenApp
5 43 (5.47%) Terminal Services
6 39 (4.96%) VMware ESX
7 30 (3.82%) XenDesktop
8 23 (2.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 20 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (2.54%) vCloud
10 16 (2.04%) XenServer
11 7 (0.89%) VMware Server
12 6 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.51%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.13%) Xen
15 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 52 (6.62%) SCCM
2 28 (3.56%) Backup Exec
3 23 (2.93%) SCOM
4 20 (2.54%) WSUS
5 14 (1.78%) NetBackup
6 11 (1.40%) SCDPM
7 10 (1.27%) MOM
7 10 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (1.15%) SCVMM
9 8 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 8 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.89%) Nagios
11 6 (0.76%) Windows Intune
12 5 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (0.64%) ARCserve
12 5 (0.64%) MAILsweeper
12 5 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (0.64%) SCSM
13 4 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 2 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 474 (60.31%) Microsoft
2 376 (47.84%) VMware
3 259 (32.95%) Citrix
4 141 (17.94%) Cisco
5 90 (11.45%) NetApp
6 72 (9.16%) HP
7 43 (5.47%) EMC
8 39 (4.96%) Dell
9 38 (4.83%) Apple
10 37 (4.71%) Symantec
11 29 (3.69%) Avaya
12 17 (2.16%) Juniper
12 17 (2.16%) Lotus
13 16 (2.04%) IBM
14 13 (1.65%) Red Hat
15 12 (1.53%) SonicWALL
15 12 (1.53%) 3PAR
15 12 (1.53%) Veeam
16 11 (1.40%) Google
16 11 (1.40%) CheckPoint
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £26000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £41500 per annum + excellent package & training
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £26-£32k per year depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension Scheme, Employee Discount
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Bonus etc
Posted: 5 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago