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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 33 33 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 337 295 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.05% 5.49% 5.33%
As % of the System Software category 55.70% 50.43% 53.28%
Number of salaries quoted 281 271 229
Average salary £34,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £18,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,700 £45,663
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
605 585 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.87% 10.89% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 505 529 409
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,330 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £54,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%

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 October 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 1 October 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 -2 130 £37,500 +11.94% 15
Coventry +15 48 £37,500 -12.79% 7
Staffordshire -8 42 £27,000 +22.72% 4
Warwickshire +3 24 £31,500 -21.25% 3
Shropshire +2 24 £28,000 +43.58% 2
Solihull +8 21 £37,750 +86.41% 1
Worcestershire -12 19 £30,000 -3.22% 3
West Bromwich +7 6 £18,500 -50.66% 1
Herefordshire 0 6 £45,000 +150.00% 1
Wolverhampton -4 4 £24,000 -24.82%
Walsall -1 3 £23,000 -23.33%
Dudley - 3 £30,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £20,000 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 569 (87.00%) Windows
2 381 (58.26%) Microsoft
3 347 (53.06%) VMware
4 297 (45.41%) Citrix
5 281 (42.97%) MS Exchange
6 268 (40.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 221 (33.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 175 (26.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 166 (25.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 155 (23.70%) Hyper-V
11 153 (23.39%) DNS
12 151 (23.09%) Cisco
12 151 (23.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 149 (22.78%) MS Excel
14 148 (22.63%) SQL Server
15 147 (22.48%) Exchange Server 2010
16 142 (21.71%) SAN
17 133 (20.34%) MS Office
18 132 (20.18%) MCSE
19 126 (19.27%) Firewall
20 125 (19.11%) TCP/IP
21 123 (18.81%) DHCP
22 118 (18.04%) Finance
23 112 (17.13%) ITIL
24 111 (16.97%) XenApp
25 104 (15.90%) WAN
26 103 (15.75%) Windows 7
27 101 (15.44%) Exchange Server 2007
27 101 (15.44%) NetApp
28 98 (14.98%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 281 (42.97%) MS Exchange
2 147 (22.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 101 (15.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 88 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 86 (13.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 75 (11.47%) IIS
7 59 (9.02%) Lync
8 51 (7.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 46 (7.03%) SharePoint
10 20 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2000
11 19 (2.91%) SharePoint Server
12 13 (1.99%) Apache
13 12 (1.83%) Tomcat
14 11 (1.68%) Office Communications Server
14 11 (1.68%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.76%) Moodle
16 5 (0.76%) WordPress
16 5 (0.76%) Lotus Domino
17 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 149 (22.78%) MS Excel
2 133 (20.34%) MS Office
3 8 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.31%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Line 500
2 1 (0.15%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.15%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 53 (8.10%) Office 365
2 12 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.76%) IaaS
5 3 (0.46%) SaaS
6 2 (0.31%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 153 (23.39%) DNS
2 142 (21.71%) SAN
3 126 (19.27%) Firewall
4 125 (19.11%) TCP/IP
5 123 (18.81%) DHCP
6 104 (15.90%) WAN
7 98 (14.98%) LAN
8 78 (11.93%) VPN
9 34 (5.20%) Internet
10 33 (5.05%) VLAN
11 27 (4.13%) Unified Communications
12 23 (3.52%) NAS
13 22 (3.36%) Wireless
13 22 (3.36%) WAAS
13 22 (3.36%) Cisco Nexus
14 20 (3.06%) VoIP
15 18 (2.75%) Network Security
16 14 (2.14%) IP Telephony
17 13 (1.99%) Cisco IOS
17 13 (1.99%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (22.63%) SQL Server
2 50 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (5.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.53%) MySQL
6 9 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.07%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.46%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.68%) AdminStudio
2 10 (1.53%) InstallShield
3 9 (1.38%) Subversion
4 8 (1.22%) MSI
4 8 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (0.61%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.61%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.61%) Ant
5 4 (0.61%) Mercurial
5 4 (0.61%) Hudson
5 4 (0.61%) CruiseControl
5 4 (0.61%) Maven
6 2 (0.31%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.15%) ProC
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 118 (18.04%) Finance
2 13 (1.99%) Law
3 11 (1.68%) Banking
3 11 (1.68%) Legal
4 10 (1.53%) Telecoms
5 6 (0.92%) Publishing
5 6 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.61%) Back Office
6 4 (0.61%) Retail
7 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.31%) Automotive
8 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 140 (21.41%) Analyst
2 85 (13.00%) Support Engineer
3 79 (12.08%) Consultant
4 60 (9.17%) Support Analyst
4 60 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 54 (8.26%) Administrator
6 46 (7.03%) Systems Administrator
7 45 (6.88%) Architect
8 42 (6.42%) 3rd Line Support
9 39 (5.96%) IT Support
9 39 (5.96%) 2nd Line Support
10 36 (5.50%) Service Desk Analyst
10 36 (5.50%) Service Analyst
11 31 (4.74%) Technical Support
11 31 (4.74%) Systems Engineer
12 29 (4.43%) Microsoft Consultant
13 26 (3.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 20 (3.06%) 1st Line Support
15 19 (2.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 19 (2.91%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.98%) .NET
2 22 (3.36%) Web Services
2 22 (3.36%) XML
3 19 (2.91%) Application Packaging
4 12 (1.83%) HTML
5 11 (1.68%) ASP.NET
6 10 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 6 (0.92%) LAMP
7 6 (0.92%) COM
8 3 (0.46%) CSS
9 2 (0.31%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.31%) XSL
9 2 (0.31%) XSLT
9 2 (0.31%) Ajax
10 1 (0.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.63%) Blackberry
2 28 (4.28%) Clustering
3 25 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (2.60%) Replication
5 15 (2.29%) FlexPod
6 12 (1.83%) CLARiiON
6 12 (1.83%) Celerra
7 11 (1.68%) EqualLogic
7 11 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.07%) Open Source
8 7 (1.07%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.92%) Thin Client
9 6 (0.92%) Fat Client
10 5 (0.76%) Handset
11 4 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.61%) CMDB
12 3 (0.46%) Statistics
12 3 (0.46%) Life Science
12 3 (0.46%) GIS
13 2 (0.31%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 569 (87.00%) Windows
2 268 (40.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 175 (26.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 151 (23.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 103 (15.75%) Windows 7
6 83 (12.69%) Windows XP
7 63 (9.63%) Windows 8
8 43 (6.57%) Linux
9 15 (2.29%) Windows 2000
10 13 (1.99%) Windows Vista
11 12 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
12 10 (1.53%) Android
13 9 (1.38%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.38%) UNIX
14 8 (1.22%) Debian
14 8 (1.22%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.07%) Windows NT
16 5 (0.76%) VMS
17 4 (0.61%) Solaris
17 4 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (17.13%) ITIL
2 52 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 31 (4.74%) Migration
4 27 (4.13%) Load Balancing
5 23 (3.52%) Project Management
6 21 (3.21%) Service Delivery
7 20 (3.06%) Change Control
8 19 (2.91%) Line Management
9 17 (2.60%) Network Monitoring
10 16 (2.45%) E-Commerce
11 15 (2.29%) Server Monitoring
12 14 (2.14%) Technical Architecture
13 13 (1.99%) Operations Management
13 13 (1.99%) ITIL V3
14 12 (1.83%) Security Management
14 12 (1.83%) Business Continuity
15 11 (1.68%) Software Deployment
15 11 (1.68%) Technical Analysis
15 11 (1.68%) Kalman Filter
16 10 (1.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 92 (14.07%) SQL
2 64 (9.79%) PowerShell
3 27 (4.13%) VB
4 21 (3.21%) VBScript
5 13 (1.99%) Perl
6 11 (1.68%) VB.NET
7 10 (1.53%) PHP
7 10 (1.53%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.53%) VB6
8 6 (0.92%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.76%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.61%) R
10 4 (0.61%) Python
10 4 (0.61%) Java
11 3 (0.46%) C
12 2 (0.31%) Korn
13 1 (0.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 166 (25.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 132 (20.18%) MCSE
3 92 (14.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 76 (11.62%) MCITP
5 59 (9.02%) Citrix Certification
6 52 (7.95%) MCSA
7 51 (7.80%) CCA
8 45 (6.88%) MCP
9 38 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (5.66%) MCTS
11 35 (5.35%) CCNA
12 27 (4.13%) Degree
13 24 (3.67%) CCEE
13 24 (3.67%) Security Cleared
14 22 (3.36%) NCDA
14 22 (3.36%) NCIE
14 22 (3.36%) VTSP
15 19 (2.91%) SC Cleared
16 15 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (2.14%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.73%) SLA
2 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 221 (33.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 155 (23.70%) Hyper-V
3 111 (16.97%) XenApp
4 98 (14.98%) vSphere
5 84 (12.84%) XenDesktop
6 43 (6.57%) VMware ESX
7 32 (4.89%) Terminal Services
8 29 (4.43%) XenServer
9 28 (4.28%) vCloud
10 21 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (2.91%) Forefront TMG
11 19 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (1.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (1.38%) Terminal Server
14 7 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (0.92%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.61%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.61%) Shibboleth
16 4 (0.61%) IAG
16 4 (0.61%) UAG
Systems Management
1 75 (11.47%) SCCM
2 40 (6.12%) WSUS
3 36 (5.50%) SCOM
4 26 (3.98%) Backup Exec
5 12 (1.83%) SCVMM
6 11 (1.68%) AppDNA
7 9 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
7 9 (1.38%) SCDPM
8 8 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (0.92%) Windows Intune
10 6 (0.92%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.92%) MAILsweeper
10 6 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (0.76%) SCSM
11 5 (0.76%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.61%) ARCserve
12 4 (0.61%) Cacti
12 4 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 381 (58.26%) Microsoft
2 347 (53.06%) VMware
3 297 (45.41%) Citrix
4 151 (23.09%) Cisco
5 101 (15.44%) NetApp
6 89 (13.61%) HP
7 49 (7.49%) EMC
8 38 (5.81%) Dell
9 27 (4.13%) CheckPoint
10 25 (3.82%) Symantec
11 24 (3.67%) SonicWALL
12 23 (3.52%) Apple
13 16 (2.45%) 3PAR
14 14 (2.14%) Avaya
15 12 (1.83%) Altiris
16 11 (1.68%) WatchGuard
16 11 (1.68%) Lotus
16 11 (1.68%) Websense
17 9 (1.38%) IBM
17 9 (1.38%) CommVault
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Overtime + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £34000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Half
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + 29 days holidays, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Market Drayton, Shropshire
Culina Logistics
Salary: From £19,000 to £23,000 per annum + Bonus + On call allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £33000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Car, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £420000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
MBA Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £33000 - £47000 per annum + Bonus+ Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £56000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago