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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 41 37 38
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 302 307 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.29% 5.63% 4.95%
As % of the System Software category 60.28% 54.92% 47.29%
Number of salaries quoted 269 266 249
Average salary £34,590 £34,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.26% +6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
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
501 559 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.77% 10.25% 10.46%
Number of salaries quoted 428 481 521
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +15 152 £37,500 - 19
Warwickshire +1 27 £37,500 +19.04% 5
Staffordshire -7 22 £25,500 +4.08% 1
Coventry -22 20 £34,180 -8.85% 4
Worcestershire -2 14 £26,000 -13.33% 4
Wolverhampton +1 11 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Shropshire -19 11 £20,000 -38.46%
Herefordshire +7 10 £40,000 -5.88%
Solihull -9 9 £30,000 -21.05% 2
West Bromwich -5 7 £31,250 -16.66% 1
Walsall 0 2 £24,500 -38.75% 1
Sutton Coldfield -1 1 £24,000 -31.42%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 474 (75.96%) Windows
2 313 (50.16%) Microsoft
3 294 (47.12%) VMware
4 271 (43.43%) MS Exchange
5 209 (33.49%) Citrix
6 195 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 190 (30.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 177 (28.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 164 (26.28%) Hyper-V
10 144 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 140 (22.44%) MS Excel
12 139 (22.28%) Cisco
13 128 (20.51%) SQL
14 124 (19.87%) DNS
15 119 (19.07%) Firewall
16 118 (18.91%) LAN
16 118 (18.91%) ITIL
17 117 (18.75%) WAN
18 111 (17.79%) SQL Server
19 108 (17.31%) TCP/IP
20 107 (17.15%) Microsoft Certification
20 107 (17.15%) SAN
21 104 (16.67%) DHCP
22 98 (15.71%) MS Office
23 95 (15.22%) Windows 7
23 95 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
24 83 (13.30%) SCCM
25 77 (12.34%) MCSE
26 76 (12.18%) HP
26 76 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2013

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 271 (43.43%) MS Exchange
2 95 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 76 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 65 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 54 (8.65%) IIS
6 43 (6.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 42 (6.73%) Lync
8 30 (4.81%) SharePoint
9 15 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2000
11 10 (1.60%) MTS
12 8 (1.28%) Apache
13 7 (1.12%) WorkSite
14 6 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.64%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.64%) Lotus Domino
15 4 (0.64%) Site Server
16 3 (0.48%) Umbraco
17 2 (0.32%) WordPress
17 2 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 140 (22.44%) MS Excel
2 98 (15.71%) MS Office
3 6 (0.96%) MS Project
4 5 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.32%) CATIA
5 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.32%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.16%) Magento
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 50 (8.01%) Office 365
2 25 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.40%) IaaS
4 4 (0.64%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.32%) SaaS
5 2 (0.32%) Trello
5 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 124 (19.87%) DNS
2 119 (19.07%) Firewall
3 118 (18.91%) LAN
4 117 (18.75%) WAN
5 108 (17.31%) TCP/IP
6 107 (17.15%) SAN
7 104 (16.67%) DHCP
8 66 (10.58%) VPN
9 42 (6.73%) VoIP
10 37 (5.93%) VLAN
11 25 (4.01%) Wireless
12 23 (3.69%) IPsec
13 20 (3.21%) IPv4
13 20 (3.21%) NetScaler
14 19 (3.04%) Internet
15 14 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (1.92%) Network Security
17 10 (1.60%) NAS
18 8 (1.28%) Kerberos
19 7 (1.12%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (17.79%) SQL Server
2 47 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (2.72%) SQL Server 2000
6 16 (2.56%) MySQL
7 15 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.48%) MS Access
10 2 (0.32%) Informix
10 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.32%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (0.32%) RavenDB
10 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.28%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (0.48%) Hudson
3 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (0.48%) MSI
4 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 43 (6.89%) Finance
2 25 (4.01%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.69%) Manufacturing
4 12 (1.92%) Advertising
5 11 (1.76%) Automotive
6 9 (1.44%) Legal
7 8 (1.28%) Retail
8 7 (1.12%) Law
9 5 (0.80%) Back Office
9 5 (0.80%) Military
10 3 (0.48%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Marketing
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.16%) Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 117 (18.75%) Analyst
2 113 (18.11%) Support Engineer
3 76 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 62 (9.94%) Architect
5 51 (8.17%) Support Analyst
6 46 (7.37%) 3rd Line Support
7 43 (6.89%) IT Support
8 39 (6.25%) Consultant
9 38 (6.09%) Administrator
10 36 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
11 32 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
12 31 (4.97%) Technical Architect
12 31 (4.97%) 1st Line Support
13 29 (4.65%) Desktop Support
14 28 (4.49%) Service Analyst
14 28 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
15 26 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 22 (3.53%) IT Support Engineer
17 20 (3.21%) Team Leader
17 20 (3.21%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.21%) HTML
1 20 (3.21%) .NET
2 13 (2.08%) jQuery
3 12 (1.92%) CSS
4 11 (1.76%) ASP.NET
4 11 (1.76%) Web Services
5 10 (1.60%) COM+
5 10 (1.60%) DCOM
5 10 (1.60%) HTML5
6 9 (1.44%) Ajax
6 9 (1.44%) Classic ASP
7 8 (1.28%) XML
8 6 (0.96%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.80%) CSS3
9 5 (0.80%) MSMQ
10 3 (0.48%) XHTML
10 3 (0.48%) WCF
10 3 (0.48%) WPF
10 3 (0.48%) REST
10 3 (0.48%) CSLA
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.93%) Data Centre
3 33 (5.29%) Replication
4 25 (4.01%) Blackberry
5 20 (3.21%) HP StoreVirtual
6 15 (2.40%) Thin Client
6 15 (2.40%) Fat Client
7 13 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.92%) EqualLogic
8 12 (1.92%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.76%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.76%) Clustering
10 4 (0.64%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.48%) CCTV
11 3 (0.48%) Statistics
11 3 (0.48%) FMCG
11 3 (0.48%) iPhone
11 3 (0.48%) iSeries
11 3 (0.48%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 474 (75.96%) Windows
2 195 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 177 (28.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 144 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 95 (15.22%) Windows 7
6 75 (12.02%) Windows XP
7 61 (9.78%) Windows 8
8 60 (9.62%) Linux
9 18 (2.88%) UNIX
10 17 (2.72%) Windows 2000
11 14 (2.24%) Windows Vista
12 11 (1.76%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (1.12%) AIX
15 4 (0.64%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.48%) Android
16 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.32%) Debian
17 2 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (18.91%) ITIL
2 33 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 22 (3.53%) Project Management
4 22 (3.53%) Server Building
5 20 (3.21%) Information Security
6 17 (2.72%) Migration
6 17 (2.72%) Incident Management
6 17 (2.72%) Line Management
7 16 (2.56%) Enterprise Architecture
7 16 (2.56%) TOGAF
7 16 (2.56%) Change Management
8 15 (2.40%) Service Management
8 15 (2.40%) ERP
8 15 (2.40%) CRM
9 13 (2.08%) Mentoring
9 13 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (1.92%) Asset Management
10 12 (1.92%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (1.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (20.51%) SQL
2 56 (8.97%) PowerShell
3 31 (4.97%) T-SQL
4 23 (3.69%) VB
5 19 (3.04%) C#
6 14 (2.24%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.76%) VB.NET
7 11 (1.76%) C
8 9 (1.44%) VB6
8 9 (1.44%) VBScript
9 5 (0.80%) PHP
10 3 (0.48%) Java
11 1 (0.16%) VBA
11 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 107 (17.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (12.34%) MCSE
3 40 (6.41%) Degree
4 38 (6.09%) MCITP
5 36 (5.77%) MCSA
6 32 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (3.69%) ITIL Certification
8 21 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (3.21%) Citrix Certification
9 20 (3.21%) CCNA
9 20 (3.21%) MCP
10 19 (3.04%) CCA
11 17 (2.72%) MCTS
12 14 (2.24%) Security Cleared
13 10 (1.60%) CCNP
14 7 (1.12%) SC Cleared
15 6 (0.96%) MCAD
15 6 (0.96%) MCSD
16 4 (0.64%) VCDX
16 4 (0.64%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (11.06%) SLA
2 7 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.48%) QA
3 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 190 (30.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 164 (26.28%) Hyper-V
3 75 (12.02%) XenApp
4 60 (9.62%) vSphere
5 34 (5.45%) XenDesktop
6 33 (5.29%) Terminal Services
7 26 (4.17%) VMware ESX
8 24 (3.85%) Forefront TMG
9 16 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 10 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (1.28%) Terminal Server
13 7 (1.12%) XenServer
14 5 (0.80%) vCloud
15 3 (0.48%) Xen
16 2 (0.32%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.32%) Postfix
16 2 (0.32%) ISA Server
17 1 (0.16%) MetaFrame
17 1 (0.16%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 83 (13.30%) SCCM
2 46 (7.37%) SCOM
3 23 (3.69%) Backup Exec
4 18 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (2.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 10 (1.60%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.28%) WSUS
8 7 (1.12%) ARCserve
9 6 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.32%) Sysprep
10 2 (0.32%) Nessus
10 2 (0.32%) Nmap
10 2 (0.32%) MOM
10 2 (0.32%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.32%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.16%) NetVault Backup
11 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 313 (50.16%) Microsoft
2 294 (47.12%) VMware
3 209 (33.49%) Citrix
4 139 (22.28%) Cisco
5 76 (12.18%) HP
6 67 (10.74%) NetApp
7 53 (8.49%) Dell
8 36 (5.77%) SonicWALL
9 31 (4.97%) CheckPoint
10 29 (4.65%) Symantec
11 24 (3.85%) Veeam
12 18 (2.88%) Apple
13 14 (2.24%) EMC
14 12 (1.92%) Sophos
15 11 (1.76%) Red Hat
15 11 (1.76%) Kaspersky
16 10 (1.60%) McAfee
16 10 (1.60%) IBM
16 10 (1.60%) Avaya
17 9 (1.44%) AppSense
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Serco Solutions
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warwickshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £38154 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 to 65,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Healthcare + Parking
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcestershire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Salary: From £33,117 to £35,055 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Paragon Group of Companies
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k - £90K + Bonus + Health + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + car allowance + 10% bonus + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £38154 - £43941 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £82000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago