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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 34 22 36
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 308 440 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.46% 8.69% 5.64%
As % of the System Software category 53.38% 69.40% 55.23%
Number of salaries quoted 261 387 204
Average salary £33,000 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,369 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,350 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,909 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.51%
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
577 634 440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.24% 12.52% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 458 568 350
Average salary £40,000 £33,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.40% -16.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,421 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.12% -2.59%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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
Birmingham -9 130 £40,000 +14.28% 17
Warwickshire -16 44 £26,750 -23.57% 5
Coventry -1 43 £32,500 +30.00% 11
Staffordshire -22 26 £27,500 +18.27% 9
Worcestershire +6 21 £25,500 -25.00% 8
Wolverhampton +8 14 £37,000 +40.95% 3
West Bromwich -4 11 £17,250 -5.47%
Solihull -2 9 £21,000 -35.38%
Walsall -9 6 £26,000 -38.82%
Shropshire -12 6 £32,000 +3.22% 2
Dudley -12 6 £27,500 - 2
Herefordshire +5 3 £27,000 +22.72% 1
Halesowen 0 1 £30,000 +17.64% 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 474 (79.00%) Windows
2 348 (58.00%) Microsoft
3 282 (47.00%) VMware
4 280 (46.67%) Windows Server
5 177 (29.50%) MS Exchange
6 176 (29.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 174 (29.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 166 (27.67%) Citrix
9 159 (26.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 158 (26.33%) MS Excel
11 150 (25.00%) Hyper-V
12 149 (24.83%) Cisco
13 115 (19.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 115 (19.17%) Windows 7
14 114 (19.00%) SQL Server
15 113 (18.83%) ITIL
16 111 (18.50%) Firewall
17 103 (17.17%) WAN
18 98 (16.33%) LAN
19 95 (15.83%) Microsoft Certification
20 94 (15.67%) DNS
21 92 (15.33%) MS Office
22 91 (15.17%) SQL
23 83 (13.83%) TCP/IP
24 82 (13.67%) DHCP
25 79 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2010
26 77 (12.83%) SAN
27 72 (12.00%) Windows 8
28 70 (11.67%) SCCM
29 69 (11.50%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 177 (29.50%) MS Exchange
2 79 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (10.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 60 (10.00%) IIS
5 43 (7.17%) Skype for Business
6 41 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 30 (5.00%) SharePoint
8 24 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (2.50%) IBM Notes
10 10 (1.67%) Site Server
11 9 (1.50%) Apache
12 7 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
14 5 (0.83%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.83%) WordPress
15 4 (0.67%) JBoss
15 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.67%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.50%) Moodle
16 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 158 (26.33%) MS Excel
2 92 (15.33%) MS Office
3 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.50%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.33%) Sage 1000
2 2 (0.33%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.17%) assyst
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 44 (7.33%) Office 365
2 40 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.83%) IaaS
4 11 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.00%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.83%) SaaS
7 4 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.67%) PaaS
8 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 111 (18.50%) Firewall
2 103 (17.17%) WAN
3 98 (16.33%) LAN
4 94 (15.67%) DNS
5 83 (13.83%) TCP/IP
6 82 (13.67%) DHCP
7 77 (12.83%) SAN
8 43 (7.17%) VLAN
9 39 (6.50%) VoIP
10 38 (6.33%) VPN
11 25 (4.17%) Wireless
12 20 (3.33%) Network Security
13 18 (3.00%) Remote Desktop
14 17 (2.83%) Kerberos
15 13 (2.17%) IPsec
15 13 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (1.83%) Asterisk PBX
16 11 (1.83%) Unified Communications
17 10 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
18 9 (1.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (19.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (2.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
8 12 (2.00%) MySQL
9 7 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.50%) MS Access
11 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.50%) SSDT
12 2 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.17%) QlikView
13 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (2.33%) Visual Studio
2 9 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.17%) Hudson
5 5 (0.83%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.83%) Selenium
6 1 (0.17%) MSI
General
1 53 (8.83%) Telecoms
2 41 (6.83%) Finance
3 33 (5.50%) Manufacturing
4 19 (3.17%) Automotive
5 12 (2.00%) Retail
6 5 (0.83%) Banking
7 4 (0.67%) Advertising
7 4 (0.67%) Electronics
7 4 (0.67%) Marketing
8 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.33%) Law
8 2 (0.33%) Legal
8 2 (0.33%) Local Government
9 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.17%) French Language
9 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 146 (24.33%) Analyst
2 107 (17.83%) Support Engineer
3 67 (11.17%) IT Support
4 61 (10.17%) Support Analyst
5 50 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 49 (8.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 47 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 42 (7.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 42 (7.00%) Administrator
9 40 (6.67%) Service Analyst
10 39 (6.50%) Service Desk Analyst
11 35 (5.83%) IT Analyst
11 35 (5.83%) Systems Administrator
12 29 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 28 (4.67%) 1st Line Support
13 28 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 26 (4.33%) Consultant
14 26 (4.33%) Senior IT Support
14 26 (4.33%) Windows Engineer
15 25 (4.17%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.50%) .NET
2 23 (3.83%) Web Services
3 22 (3.67%) HTML
4 19 (3.17%) ASP.NET
5 16 (2.67%) CSS
6 15 (2.50%) jQuery
7 14 (2.33%) .NET Framework
7 14 (2.33%) Ajax
7 14 (2.33%) Classic ASP
7 14 (2.33%) CSS3
7 14 (2.33%) HTML5
8 9 (1.50%) XML
9 8 (1.33%) LAMP
10 5 (0.83%) JSON
10 5 (0.83%) WCF
10 5 (0.83%) WPF
11 4 (0.67%) EDI
12 3 (0.50%) COM
12 3 (0.50%) COM+
12 3 (0.50%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.67%) Data Centre
2 31 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.67%) Driving Licence
4 24 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
5 20 (3.33%) Clustering
6 18 (3.00%) Replication
7 17 (2.83%) HP StoreVirtual
8 16 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.33%) Blackberry
10 12 (2.00%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.83%) Life Science
12 10 (1.67%) Computer Science
13 9 (1.50%) Fat Client
13 9 (1.50%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.50%) Thin Client
14 6 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (1.00%) Visualisation
15 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
15 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
15 5 (0.83%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 474 (79.00%) Windows
2 280 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 174 (29.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 159 (26.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 115 (19.17%) Windows 7
5 115 (19.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 72 (12.00%) Windows 8
7 69 (11.50%) Windows XP
8 51 (8.50%) Linux
9 25 (4.17%) Windows 10
10 17 (2.83%) Unix
11 12 (2.00%) Windows Vista
12 11 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.17%) Android
14 6 (1.00%) OpenVMS
14 6 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.83%) SUSE
15 5 (0.83%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.67%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (18.83%) ITIL
2 25 (4.17%) Information Security
3 20 (3.33%) ITIL V3
3 20 (3.33%) Presales
4 19 (3.17%) MVC
5 18 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (3.00%) Migration
6 17 (2.83%) Incident Management
6 17 (2.83%) Network Monitoring
6 17 (2.83%) Time Management
7 16 (2.67%) Asset Management
7 16 (2.67%) CRM
7 16 (2.67%) Network Design
7 16 (2.67%) TOGAF
8 15 (2.50%) SDLC
8 15 (2.50%) SIEM
9 14 (2.33%) Mentoring
9 14 (2.33%) Project Management
9 14 (2.33%) Service Management
9 14 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (15.17%) SQL
2 39 (6.50%) PowerShell
3 25 (4.17%) C#
4 23 (3.83%) JavaScript
5 19 (3.17%) VB.NET
6 17 (2.83%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.67%) C
8 6 (1.00%) Java
8 6 (1.00%) KiXtart
8 6 (1.00%) PHP
8 6 (1.00%) VBA
9 3 (0.50%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.50%) Python
9 3 (0.50%) VB
10 2 (0.33%) Groovy
10 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.33%) VBScript
11 1 (0.17%) Ruby
11 1 (0.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 95 (15.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (9.33%) MCSE
3 49 (8.17%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (7.17%) CCNA
5 36 (6.00%) Security Cleared
6 34 (5.67%) MCSA
7 30 (5.00%) Degree
7 30 (5.00%) MCITP
8 28 (4.67%) SC Cleared
9 27 (4.50%) MCTS
10 26 (4.33%) MCP
11 25 (4.17%) CCNP
12 18 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (2.33%) MCAD
13 14 (2.33%) MCSD
14 12 (2.00%) CCDA
14 12 (2.00%) CCDP
15 11 (1.83%) HND
16 9 (1.50%) MCDST
17 8 (1.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (10.33%) SLA
2 13 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.17%) QA
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 176 (29.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 150 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 50 (8.33%) vSphere
4 45 (7.50%) XenApp
5 24 (4.00%) Terminal Services
6 17 (2.83%) Forefront TMG
7 14 (2.33%) XenDesktop
8 12 (2.00%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.33%) BitLocker
11 7 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.67%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.67%) UAG
14 3 (0.50%) Postfix
14 3 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.50%) Xen
15 2 (0.33%) Firmware
16 1 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 70 (11.67%) SCCM
2 31 (5.17%) SCOM
3 19 (3.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 18 (3.00%) Backup Exec
5 14 (2.33%) WSUS
6 12 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (1.67%) SCVMM
7 10 (1.67%) Windows Intune
8 6 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.83%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.83%) Nessus
9 5 (0.83%) SCDPM
9 5 (0.83%) SCSM
10 4 (0.67%) Dollar Universe
10 4 (0.67%) EnCase
10 4 (0.67%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.67%) Nmap
10 4 (0.67%) WMI
11 3 (0.50%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 348 (58.00%) Microsoft
2 282 (47.00%) VMware
3 166 (27.67%) Citrix
4 149 (24.83%) Cisco
5 57 (9.50%) HP
6 55 (9.17%) NetApp
7 35 (5.83%) Veeam
8 25 (4.17%) Avaya
8 25 (4.17%) Dell
9 24 (4.00%) CheckPoint
10 22 (3.67%) SonicWALL
11 20 (3.33%) IBM
12 18 (3.00%) EMC
13 16 (2.67%) SAP
14 15 (2.50%) Intel Security
14 15 (2.50%) Lotus
15 14 (2.33%) LANDesk
15 14 (2.33%) SolarWinds
16 13 (2.17%) Apple
16 13 (2.17%) Meraki
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits Excellent
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 Per Annum plus Benefits/Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Send
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum + training + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Broadway, Worcestershire
IT Lab
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: £26,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 26k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £17000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Intapeople
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
EDM Group
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Al Rayan Bank
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago