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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 37 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 340 291 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.81% 5.39% 5.30%
As % of the System Software category 63.79% 56.29% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 304 264 262
Average salary £33,750 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,450 £21,045 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £47,700
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
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
533 517 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.10% 9.57% 10.59%
Number of salaries quoted 467 454 530
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +14 167 £37,500 +1.35% 21
Shropshire -5 33 £20,000 -38.46% 1
Staffordshire -1 29 £24,500 +7.69% 10
Coventry -20 26 £29,000 -22.66% 4
Warwickshire -6 25 £37,500 +19.04% 3
Herefordshire +5 13 £42,500 - 1
Worcestershire +1 11 £22,000 -26.66% 3
Solihull +1 8 £30,000 -29.41%
Wolverhampton 0 8 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Walsall +3 4 £23,250 -41.87%
West Bromwich +5 3 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield -2 1 £24,000 -31.42%
Halesowen -6 1 £29,000 +38.09% 1
Dudley - 1 £30,000 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 506 (77.61%) Windows
2 330 (50.61%) Microsoft
3 303 (46.47%) VMware
4 291 (44.63%) MS Exchange
5 227 (34.82%) Citrix
6 210 (32.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 194 (29.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 181 (27.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 168 (25.77%) Hyper-V
10 144 (22.09%) DNS
11 143 (21.93%) MS Excel
12 140 (21.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 139 (21.32%) Cisco
14 137 (21.01%) SQL
15 124 (19.02%) ITIL
16 123 (18.87%) LAN
17 122 (18.71%) WAN
17 122 (18.71%) TCP/IP
18 121 (18.56%) SQL Server
19 117 (17.94%) Exchange Server 2010
20 115 (17.64%) Firewall
21 112 (17.18%) DHCP
22 111 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
23 110 (16.87%) SAN
24 104 (15.95%) MS Office
25 89 (13.65%) Windows 7
26 86 (13.19%) SCCM
26 86 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2013
27 84 (12.88%) MCSE
28 75 (11.50%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 291 (44.63%) MS Exchange
2 117 (17.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 86 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 61 (9.36%) IIS
4 61 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 48 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 37 (5.67%) SharePoint
7 31 (4.75%) Lync
8 18 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2000
10 10 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.38%) Apache
12 8 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (1.07%) MTS
14 6 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.92%) WorkSite
14 6 (0.92%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.46%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 143 (21.93%) MS Excel
2 104 (15.95%) MS Office
3 10 (1.53%) MS Project
4 7 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.31%) CATIA
7 1 (0.15%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.46%) Magento
2 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.31%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 55 (8.44%) Office 365
2 24 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.53%) IaaS
4 4 (0.61%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.31%) SaaS
5 2 (0.31%) Trello
5 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 144 (22.09%) DNS
2 123 (18.87%) LAN
3 122 (18.71%) WAN
3 122 (18.71%) TCP/IP
4 115 (17.64%) Firewall
5 112 (17.18%) DHCP
6 110 (16.87%) SAN
7 64 (9.82%) VPN
8 35 (5.37%) VoIP
9 34 (5.21%) VLAN
10 26 (3.99%) Wireless
11 20 (3.07%) NetScaler
12 19 (2.91%) IPsec
13 18 (2.76%) IPv4
13 18 (2.76%) Internet
14 14 (2.15%) NAS
15 12 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (1.69%) Network Security
17 8 (1.23%) MPLS
17 8 (1.23%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (18.56%) SQL Server
2 56 (8.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (4.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (2.91%) MySQL
6 18 (2.76%) SQL Server 2000
7 14 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.46%) MS Access
10 2 (0.31%) Informix
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.31%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (0.31%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (1.23%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.31%) Hudson
5 2 (0.31%) RequisitePro
6 1 (0.15%) MSI
6 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 45 (6.90%) Finance
2 22 (3.37%) Manufacturing
3 18 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.99%) Advertising
4 13 (1.99%) Legal
5 11 (1.69%) Law
6 10 (1.53%) Automotive
6 10 (1.53%) Retail
7 5 (0.77%) Military
7 5 (0.77%) Back Office
8 3 (0.46%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.15%) Marketing
10 1 (0.15%) German Language
10 1 (0.15%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.15%) Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 124 (19.02%) Analyst
1 124 (19.02%) Support Engineer
2 83 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 61 (9.36%) Architect
4 59 (9.05%) Support Analyst
5 50 (7.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 48 (7.36%) 2nd Line Support
7 45 (6.90%) Consultant
8 42 (6.44%) IT Support
9 39 (5.98%) Desktop Support
10 38 (5.83%) Administrator
11 36 (5.52%) Technical Architect
12 35 (5.37%) Systems Administrator
12 35 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 33 (5.06%) 1st Line Support
14 30 (4.60%) Service Analyst
14 30 (4.60%) Service Desk Analyst
15 28 (4.29%) Team Leader
16 26 (3.99%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 22 (3.37%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.37%) .NET
2 19 (2.91%) HTML
3 13 (1.99%) jQuery
4 12 (1.84%) ASP.NET
5 11 (1.69%) Web Services
6 10 (1.53%) CSS
6 10 (1.53%) HTML5
7 9 (1.38%) Ajax
8 8 (1.23%) Classic ASP
9 7 (1.07%) COM+
9 7 (1.07%) DCOM
9 7 (1.07%) XML
10 6 (0.92%) WCF
10 6 (0.92%) WPF
10 6 (0.92%) CSLA
11 5 (0.77%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.77%) MSMQ
12 4 (0.61%) CSS3
13 3 (0.46%) XHTML
14 2 (0.31%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.67%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (5.37%) Blackberry
4 30 (4.60%) Replication
5 24 (3.68%) Clustering
6 16 (2.45%) HP StoreVirtual
7 13 (1.99%) EqualLogic
7 13 (1.99%) Thin Client
7 13 (1.99%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.69%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.07%) User Experience
10 7 (1.07%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.92%) iSeries
12 4 (0.61%) iPhone
13 3 (0.46%) FMCG
13 3 (0.46%) CCTV
13 3 (0.46%) Statistics
13 3 (0.46%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 506 (77.61%) Windows
2 210 (32.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 181 (27.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 140 (21.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 89 (13.65%) Windows 7
6 75 (11.50%) Windows XP
7 64 (9.82%) Linux
8 57 (8.74%) Windows 8
9 16 (2.45%) Windows 2000
10 15 (2.30%) UNIX
11 12 (1.84%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.53%) Windows Vista
13 8 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (1.07%) AIX
15 4 (0.61%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.61%) Android
16 3 (0.46%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.31%) Solaris
17 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (19.02%) ITIL
2 35 (5.37%) Service Delivery
3 33 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 27 (4.14%) Server Building
5 19 (2.91%) Line Management
5 19 (2.91%) Migration
5 19 (2.91%) Project Management
6 18 (2.76%) Time Management
7 17 (2.61%) CRM
7 17 (2.61%) Incident Management
8 16 (2.45%) Service Management
9 14 (2.15%) Change Management
10 13 (1.99%) Enterprise Architecture
10 13 (1.99%) Information Security
10 13 (1.99%) Technical Architecture
11 12 (1.84%) TOGAF
11 12 (1.84%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (1.84%) ERP
12 11 (1.69%) E-Commerce
12 11 (1.69%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (21.01%) SQL
2 49 (7.52%) PowerShell
3 29 (4.45%) T-SQL
4 22 (3.37%) VB
5 21 (3.22%) C#
6 15 (2.30%) VB.NET
7 13 (1.99%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.53%) VBScript
8 10 (1.53%) C
9 7 (1.07%) VB6
9 7 (1.07%) PHP
10 2 (0.31%) Java
11 1 (0.15%) VBA
11 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 111 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (12.88%) MCSE
3 42 (6.44%) MCITP
4 39 (5.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 38 (5.83%) Degree
6 31 (4.75%) MCSA
7 28 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (4.14%) ITIL Certification
8 27 (4.14%) CCNA
9 23 (3.53%) Citrix Certification
10 22 (3.37%) CCA
11 20 (3.07%) MCP
12 18 (2.76%) Security Cleared
13 15 (2.30%) MCTS
14 11 (1.69%) CCNP
15 8 (1.23%) SC Cleared
16 7 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 5 (0.77%) MCDST
17 5 (0.77%) MCAD
17 5 (0.77%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (10.89%) SLA
2 6 (0.92%) QA
3 5 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 194 (29.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 168 (25.77%) Hyper-V
3 73 (11.20%) XenApp
4 68 (10.43%) vSphere
5 40 (6.13%) Terminal Services
6 32 (4.91%) XenDesktop
7 25 (3.83%) VMware ESX
8 19 (2.91%) Forefront TMG
9 13 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (1.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (1.38%) Terminal Server
11 9 (1.38%) XenServer
11 9 (1.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.77%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.77%) vCloud
13 3 (0.46%) Xen
14 2 (0.31%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.31%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.15%) Postfix
15 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 86 (13.19%) SCCM
2 47 (7.21%) SCOM
3 22 (3.37%) Backup Exec
4 17 (2.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (1.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 11 (1.69%) NetBackup
7 7 (1.07%) WSUS
8 6 (0.92%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.31%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.31%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.31%) MOM
11 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.15%) Sysprep
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Intune
11 1 (0.15%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 330 (50.61%) Microsoft
2 303 (46.47%) VMware
3 227 (34.82%) Citrix
4 139 (21.32%) Cisco
5 69 (10.58%) NetApp
6 68 (10.43%) HP
7 54 (8.28%) Dell
8 29 (4.45%) Symantec
9 28 (4.29%) SonicWALL
10 24 (3.68%) CheckPoint
11 23 (3.53%) Apple
12 21 (3.22%) Veeam
13 16 (2.45%) EMC
14 12 (1.84%) Avaya
14 12 (1.84%) Sophos
15 11 (1.69%) IBM
16 9 (1.38%) AppSense
16 9 (1.38%) Kaspersky
17 8 (1.23%) LANDesk
17 8 (1.23%) AVG
Herefordshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £26000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 20 hours ago
Worcestershire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £35k - 48k per year + car allowance
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum SALARY:£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rizz Search & Selection
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Scott Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago