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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 24 37 38
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 416 274 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.77% 5.65% 5.75%
As % of the System Software category 65.72% 53.41% 52.22%
Number of salaries quoted 377 248 237
Average salary £31,000 £30,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
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
633 513 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.82% 10.57% 11.01%
Number of salaries quoted 570 424 440
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,100 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +7 174 £32,500 +4.83% 17
Staffordshire +10 56 £25,000 +7.52% 6
Coventry +10 44 £30,000 -17.24% 9
Warwickshire +9 36 £32,000 -20.00% 3
Solihull -6 27 £30,500 +32.60% 5
Shropshire +11 24 £31,000 +31.91% 1
Worcestershire +3 13 £31,250 +19.04% 1
Dudley +3 11 £27,500 -38.88%
Wolverhampton -5 10 £24,000 -26.31% 2
West Bromwich +11 5 £18,500 -58.88%
Herefordshire -3 4 £22,000 -12.00%
Walsall -6 4 £23,000 -24.59% 1
Sutton Coldfield +3 2 £27,250 +23.86%
Halesowen - 1 £32,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 627 (84.62%) Windows
2 463 (62.48%) Microsoft
3 377 (50.88%) VMware
4 302 (40.76%) MS Exchange
5 300 (40.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 280 (37.79%) Citrix
7 253 (34.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 199 (26.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 180 (24.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 178 (24.02%) ITIL
11 177 (23.89%) Hyper-V
12 173 (23.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 173 (23.35%) Exchange Server 2010
13 163 (22.00%) SQL Server
14 162 (21.86%) MS Excel
15 151 (20.38%) LAN
16 150 (20.24%) SAN
17 147 (19.84%) DNS
18 144 (19.43%) Firewall
19 137 (18.49%) WAN
20 135 (18.22%) MCSE
21 131 (17.68%) Cisco
22 128 (17.27%) MS Office
23 127 (17.14%) SQL
24 121 (16.33%) TCP/IP
24 121 (16.33%) vSphere
25 120 (16.19%) Windows 7
26 113 (15.25%) XenApp
27 107 (14.44%) DHCP
28 96 (12.96%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 302 (40.76%) MS Exchange
2 173 (23.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 92 (12.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 87 (11.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 68 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2003
6 63 (8.50%) SharePoint
7 51 (6.88%) Lync
8 49 (6.61%) IIS
9 42 (5.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 19 (2.56%) IBM Notes
10 19 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2000
11 10 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (1.35%) Apache
11 10 (1.35%) Tomcat
12 8 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.94%) Lotus Domino
14 5 (0.67%) CMS
14 5 (0.67%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 162 (21.86%) MS Excel
2 128 (17.27%) MS Office
3 7 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.54%) MS Project
5 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.27%) S-PLUS
5 2 (0.27%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (7.83%) Office 365
2 18 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.35%) Google Apps
5 8 (1.08%) IaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Trello
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 151 (20.38%) LAN
2 150 (20.24%) SAN
3 147 (19.84%) DNS
4 144 (19.43%) Firewall
5 137 (18.49%) WAN
6 121 (16.33%) TCP/IP
7 107 (14.44%) DHCP
8 66 (8.91%) VPN
9 36 (4.86%) VoIP
10 28 (3.78%) Internet
10 28 (3.78%) NAS
11 27 (3.64%) VLAN
12 26 (3.51%) Wireless
13 25 (3.37%) Network Security
14 18 (2.43%) IP Telephony
15 17 (2.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (2.29%) WAAS
16 12 (1.62%) WLAN
17 10 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (1.35%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 65 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (4.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (0.67%) MS Access
5 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (0.67%) MySQL
5 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.13%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (0.94%) Subversion
2 5 (0.67%) InstallShield
2 5 (0.67%) AdminStudio
3 4 (0.54%) CruiseControl
3 4 (0.54%) Maven
3 4 (0.54%) Mercurial
3 4 (0.54%) Hudson
3 4 (0.54%) Artifactory
3 4 (0.54%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.54%) Ant
4 3 (0.40%) MSI
5 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.13%) RequisitePro
6 1 (0.13%) ProC
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 96 (12.96%) Finance
2 18 (2.43%) Telecoms
3 12 (1.62%) Legal
4 8 (1.08%) Law
5 6 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 6 (0.81%) Advertising
5 6 (0.81%) Banking
6 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.40%) Retail
8 2 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.13%) Automotive
9 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 171 (23.08%) Analyst
2 114 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 72 (9.72%) 3rd Line Support
4 62 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 60 (8.10%) Support Analyst
6 52 (7.02%) Consultant
7 47 (6.34%) Architect
8 44 (5.94%) Service Analyst
8 44 (5.94%) Service Desk Analyst
9 42 (5.67%) 2nd Line Support
10 41 (5.53%) Administrator
11 40 (5.40%) IT Support
12 33 (4.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 33 (4.45%) Systems Administrator
13 31 (4.18%) Senior Support Engineer
13 31 (4.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 29 (3.91%) Desktop Support
15 27 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
15 27 (3.64%) Team Leader
16 25 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.59%) .NET
2 18 (2.43%) XML
3 15 (2.02%) ASP.NET
3 15 (2.02%) Web Services
4 12 (1.62%) HTML
5 10 (1.35%) Application Packaging
6 7 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 6 (0.81%) CSS
8 4 (0.54%) COM
8 4 (0.54%) WAP
9 3 (0.40%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.27%) Ajax
10 2 (0.27%) XSL
10 2 (0.27%) XSLT
11 1 (0.13%) MSMQ
11 1 (0.13%) Middleware
11 1 (0.13%) jQuery
11 1 (0.13%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (0.13%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.88%) Blackberry
2 47 (6.34%) Clustering
3 23 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.48%) CLARiiON
5 11 (1.48%) Celerra
5 11 (1.48%) EqualLogic
6 9 (1.21%) Handset
7 8 (1.08%) GIS
8 7 (0.94%) Replication
9 6 (0.81%) PDA
9 6 (0.81%) FlexPod
10 5 (0.67%) User Experience
10 5 (0.67%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (0.67%) Statistics
10 5 (0.67%) Life Science
10 5 (0.67%) Fat Client
10 5 (0.67%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 627 (84.62%) Windows
2 300 (40.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 199 (26.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 180 (24.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 120 (16.19%) Windows 7
6 83 (11.20%) Windows XP
7 71 (9.58%) Windows 8
8 60 (8.10%) Linux
9 16 (2.16%) Windows Vista
10 15 (2.02%) Android
10 15 (2.02%) Apple iOS
11 13 (1.75%) Windows 2000
12 11 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (1.48%) UNIX
13 8 (1.08%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.81%) CentOS
16 5 (0.67%) VMS
17 4 (0.54%) Windows NT
18 2 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (24.02%) ITIL
2 61 (8.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 33 (4.45%) Network Monitoring
4 32 (4.32%) Service Delivery
5 25 (3.37%) Migration
6 24 (3.24%) Business Continuity
7 21 (2.83%) Mentoring
8 20 (2.70%) Project Management
9 19 (2.56%) Incident Management
10 18 (2.43%) Service Management
10 18 (2.43%) PRINCE2
11 16 (2.16%) ERP
11 16 (2.16%) TOGAF
11 16 (2.16%) Load Balancing
12 15 (2.02%) Change Control
13 13 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (1.62%) E-Commerce
14 12 (1.62%) Supplier Management
14 12 (1.62%) Line Management
15 11 (1.48%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (17.14%) SQL
2 49 (6.61%) PowerShell
3 21 (2.83%) VB
4 16 (2.16%) VBScript
5 12 (1.62%) VB.NET
6 11 (1.48%) C#
7 8 (1.08%) Java
8 7 (0.94%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.94%) VB6
9 6 (0.81%) R
9 6 (0.81%) Perl
9 6 (0.81%) PHP
10 4 (0.54%) VBA
10 4 (0.54%) Python
10 4 (0.54%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.40%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.27%) C
12 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 173 (23.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 135 (18.22%) MCSE
3 77 (10.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 60 (8.10%) MCSA
4 60 (8.10%) MCITP
5 49 (6.61%) Citrix Certification
6 46 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (6.07%) MCP
8 44 (5.94%) CCA
9 43 (5.80%) ITIL Certification
10 37 (4.99%) CCNA
10 37 (4.99%) Security Cleared
11 30 (4.05%) SC Cleared
12 26 (3.51%) Degree
13 25 (3.37%) MCTS
14 17 (2.29%) NCDA
14 17 (2.29%) NCIE
14 17 (2.29%) VTSP
15 13 (1.75%) CCIA
16 12 (1.62%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (8.50%) SLA
2 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 253 (34.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 177 (23.89%) Hyper-V
3 121 (16.33%) vSphere
4 113 (15.25%) XenApp
5 56 (7.56%) XenDesktop
6 38 (5.13%) VMware ESX
7 26 (3.51%) Terminal Services
7 26 (3.51%) vCloud
8 25 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (2.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 16 (2.16%) XenServer
11 10 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.54%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.27%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.27%) Postfix
16 1 (0.13%) Xen
16 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.13%) IAG
Systems Management
1 63 (8.50%) SCCM
2 31 (4.18%) SCOM
3 30 (4.05%) Backup Exec
4 23 (3.10%) WSUS
5 13 (1.75%) NetBackup
6 12 (1.62%) SCDPM
7 11 (1.48%) MOM
8 9 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (1.21%) SCVMM
9 8 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (0.94%) Nagios
11 6 (0.81%) Windows Intune
12 5 (0.67%) AppDNA
12 5 (0.67%) SCSM
12 5 (0.67%) MAILsweeper
12 5 (0.67%) ARCserve
12 5 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.54%) Puppet
13 4 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 463 (62.48%) Microsoft
2 377 (50.88%) VMware
3 280 (37.79%) Citrix
4 131 (17.68%) Cisco
5 84 (11.34%) NetApp
6 80 (10.80%) HP
7 48 (6.48%) EMC
8 36 (4.86%) Apple
9 34 (4.59%) Symantec
10 29 (3.91%) Dell
11 28 (3.78%) Avaya
12 21 (2.83%) CheckPoint
13 18 (2.43%) Lotus
13 18 (2.43%) SonicWALL
13 18 (2.43%) 3PAR
14 16 (2.16%) Juniper
15 14 (1.89%) IBM
16 13 (1.75%) Red Hat
17 11 (1.48%) Google
18 9 (1.21%) Veeam
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £29000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Up to 55,000 + Benefits + Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum PLUS Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cradley Heath, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, on call
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits Package
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rolls Royce
Posted: 8 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £35,000 - £40,000 per annum dependin
Posted: 8 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum £21k basic + pension + healthcare+ f
Posted: 9 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Circa £40k plus 5k car allowance, pe
Posted: 9 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits & Bonuses
Posted: 9 days ago