The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 25 27 40
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 327 354 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.61% 7.07% 4.87%
As % of the System Software category 66.60% 56.19% 63.87%
Number of salaries quoted 292 295 196
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
System Software Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
491 630 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.93% 12.58% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 430 529 298
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,275 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Active Directory
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -4 125 £40,000 - 10
Coventry +5 51 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Solihull +14 33 £37,500 +17.18% 1
Shropshire +9 27 £26,000 +15.55% 1
Staffordshire -18 26 £22,000 -12.00% 4
Warwickshire -8 17 £28,000 -20.00% 2
Worcestershire +4 16 £28,000 -18.84% 3
West Bromwich +3 12 £24,500 -38.75%
Herefordshire - 7 £21,000 -
Tipton - 4 £19,499 -
Dudley - 4 £19,499 -
Halesowen +2 3 £25,000 -28.57%
Wolverhampton -17 3 £33,750 -10.00% 2
Walsall +3 2 £19,500 -13.33% 2
Sutton Coldfield +9 1 £22,000 -27.86% 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 465 (82.74%) Windows
2 268 (47.69%) Microsoft
3 224 (39.86%) VMware
4 207 (36.83%) MS Exchange
5 173 (30.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 152 (27.05%) MS Excel
7 151 (26.87%) MS Office
8 144 (25.62%) Citrix
9 136 (24.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 128 (22.78%) Cisco
11 127 (22.60%) VMware Infrastructure
12 121 (21.53%) WAN
13 113 (20.11%) LAN
14 110 (19.57%) DNS
15 107 (19.04%) Firewall
15 107 (19.04%) Windows XP
16 105 (18.68%) ITIL
16 105 (18.68%) Windows 7
17 99 (17.62%) Microsoft Certification
18 91 (16.19%) SQL Server
19 90 (16.01%) SQL
19 90 (16.01%) TCP/IP
20 86 (15.30%) SCCM
21 82 (14.59%) SAN
22 81 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2010
23 80 (14.23%) VPN
24 77 (13.70%) Hyper-V
25 76 (13.52%) Finance
26 72 (12.81%) MCSE
27 69 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 207 (36.83%) MS Exchange
2 81 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 61 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 59 (10.50%) SharePoint
6 53 (9.43%) IIS
7 49 (8.72%) Lync
8 42 (7.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 41 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 28 (4.98%) Apache
11 18 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2000
12 14 (2.49%) Tomcat
13 11 (1.96%) Moodle
14 9 (1.60%) Office Communications Server
15 5 (0.89%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.89%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.71%) WordPress
16 4 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 152 (27.05%) MS Excel
2 151 (26.87%) MS Office
3 13 (2.31%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.89%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.36%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.07%) assyst
2 5 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.12%) Office 365
2 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.53%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 121 (21.53%) WAN
2 113 (20.11%) LAN
3 110 (19.57%) DNS
4 107 (19.04%) Firewall
5 90 (16.01%) TCP/IP
6 82 (14.59%) SAN
7 80 (14.23%) VPN
8 68 (12.10%) DHCP
9 34 (6.05%) VLAN
10 33 (5.87%) Wireless
11 31 (5.52%) Internet
12 25 (4.45%) SSL
13 24 (4.27%) Unified Communications
14 22 (3.91%) HTTP
15 17 (3.02%) VoIP
16 16 (2.85%) LDAP
16 16 (2.85%) Wi-Fi
17 13 (2.31%) NAS
17 13 (2.31%) SSH
18 11 (1.96%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (16.19%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (3.20%) MySQL
4 15 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.36%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.36%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.18%) MS Access
8 1 (0.18%) OLAP
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.14%) MSI
2 11 (1.96%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.53%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.18%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.18%) FogBugz
General
1 76 (13.52%) Finance
2 18 (3.20%) Publishing
3 14 (2.49%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.49%) Legal
4 10 (1.78%) Banking
5 9 (1.60%) Advertising
5 9 (1.60%) Retail
6 8 (1.42%) Law
7 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.89%) Back Office
8 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 137 (24.38%) Analyst
2 109 (19.40%) Support Engineer
3 78 (13.88%) Support Analyst
4 65 (11.57%) Consultant
5 55 (9.79%) IT Support
6 54 (9.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 40 (7.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (5.87%) Architect
9 27 (4.80%) Desktop Support
9 27 (4.80%) Technical Support
10 26 (4.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 26 (4.63%) Technical Analyst
11 24 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
12 23 (4.09%) IT Support Engineer
13 21 (3.74%) Technical Architect
14 20 (3.56%) Administrator
14 20 (3.56%) Technical Consultant
14 20 (3.56%) Service Analyst
14 20 (3.56%) Service Desk Analyst
14 20 (3.56%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.14%) LAMP
2 11 (1.96%) Web Services
3 8 (1.42%) COM
3 8 (1.42%) .NET
4 6 (1.07%) XML
5 5 (0.89%) HTML
5 5 (0.89%) XSL
5 5 (0.89%) XSLT
5 5 (0.89%) CSS
5 5 (0.89%) Application Packaging
5 5 (0.89%) Ajax
6 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.18%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.18%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.18%) SOAP
7 1 (0.18%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.25%) Blackberry
2 24 (4.27%) Clustering
3 14 (2.49%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.31%) Replication
4 13 (2.31%) Open Source
5 10 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 9 (1.60%) iPhone
7 8 (1.42%) iPad
8 7 (1.25%) VLE
9 6 (1.07%) PDA
9 6 (1.07%) Handset
10 5 (0.89%) Biometrics
10 5 (0.89%) Smartcard
10 5 (0.89%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.89%) Fat Client
10 5 (0.89%) Statistics
10 5 (0.89%) FlexPod
10 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.71%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.71%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 465 (82.74%) Windows
2 173 (30.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 136 (24.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 107 (19.04%) Windows XP
5 105 (18.68%) Windows 7
6 59 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (9.43%) Linux
8 41 (7.30%) Windows 8
9 20 (3.56%) Windows 2000
10 13 (2.31%) Android
10 13 (2.31%) Windows Vista
11 11 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
12 10 (1.78%) Windows Phone
12 10 (1.78%) UNIX
13 6 (1.07%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.07%) Windows Phone 7
14 5 (0.89%) SUSE
14 5 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.71%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.71%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (18.68%) ITIL
2 51 (9.07%) Service Delivery
3 45 (8.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 34 (6.05%) Migration
5 31 (5.52%) Server Monitoring
6 30 (5.34%) Load Balancing
6 30 (5.34%) Change Control
7 29 (5.16%) ITIL V3
7 29 (5.16%) Operations Management
8 24 (4.27%) Problem Management
9 23 (4.09%) Project Management
10 20 (3.56%) Time Management
11 13 (2.31%) Change Management
11 13 (2.31%) PRINCE2
11 13 (2.31%) E-Commerce
11 13 (2.31%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (2.14%) Software Deployment
12 12 (2.14%) Technical Architecture
13 11 (1.96%) Service Management
13 11 (1.96%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (16.01%) SQL
2 49 (8.72%) PowerShell
3 24 (4.27%) Perl
4 22 (3.91%) Bash Shell
5 14 (2.49%) VBScript
6 11 (1.96%) PHP
7 8 (1.42%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.25%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.07%) C
9 6 (1.07%) VB
10 4 (0.71%) Python
11 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.36%) Ruby
12 2 (0.36%) Korn
12 2 (0.36%) C#
12 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (17.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (12.81%) MCSE
3 51 (9.07%) MCITP
4 43 (7.65%) MCP
5 38 (6.76%) Security Cleared
6 37 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (6.23%) CCNA
8 34 (6.05%) Degree
9 31 (5.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 24 (4.27%) MCTS
11 20 (3.56%) MCSA
12 19 (3.38%) SC Cleared
13 11 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (1.25%) CCEE
15 6 (1.07%) CCIA
16 5 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.89%) CCA
17 4 (0.71%) NVQ Level 3
17 4 (0.71%) CCEA
18 3 (0.53%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.34%) SLA
2 7 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 127 (22.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (13.70%) Hyper-V
3 47 (8.36%) vSphere
4 37 (6.58%) VMware ESX
5 36 (6.41%) XenApp
5 36 (6.41%) Forefront TMG
6 31 (5.52%) Terminal Services
7 29 (5.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 25 (4.45%) XenDesktop
9 14 (2.49%) Terminal Server
10 13 (2.31%) ISA Server
11 12 (2.14%) UAG
12 9 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (1.42%) XenServer
14 7 (1.25%) Shibboleth
15 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (1.07%) VMware Server
15 6 (1.07%) IAG
16 4 (0.71%) KVM
16 4 (0.71%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 86 (15.30%) SCCM
2 58 (10.32%) WSUS
3 37 (6.58%) SCOM
4 30 (5.34%) Backup Exec
5 14 (2.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (1.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 8 (1.42%) SCDPM
8 8 (1.42%) SCVMM
9 6 (1.07%) SCOrch
9 6 (1.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (1.07%) SCSM
9 6 (1.07%) Cacti
9 6 (1.07%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.89%) ARCserve
11 4 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.71%) MOM
12 3 (0.53%) XenMobile
13 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 268 (47.69%) Microsoft
2 224 (39.86%) VMware
3 144 (25.62%) Citrix
4 128 (22.78%) Cisco
5 67 (11.92%) NetApp
6 60 (10.68%) HP
7 26 (4.63%) Symantec
7 26 (4.63%) Dell
8 22 (3.91%) EMC
9 18 (3.20%) Altiris
10 15 (2.67%) CheckPoint
11 13 (2.31%) Juniper
12 10 (1.78%) RedPrairie
13 9 (1.60%) IBM
13 9 (1.60%) SonicWALL
14 8 (1.42%) ProCurve
14 8 (1.42%) SolarWinds
15 7 (1.25%) SAP
15 7 (1.25%) Intel
16 6 (1.07%) MobileIron
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
networx
Salary: £35,704 to £37,586 with further progression based on merit
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Sega Europe
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £27000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JTL
Salary: £25,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Resolve Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + development
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + development
Posted: 4 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Car / Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £55K basic + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago