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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 36 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 306 321 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.82% 6.55% 6.95%
As % of the System Software category 63.35% 68.01% 53.80%
Number of salaries quoted 255 285 296
Average salary £30,000 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,000 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%
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
483 472 658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.19% 9.63% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 390 416 563
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -7 103 £35,000 - 26
Coventry -20 39 £25,000 -28.57% 4
Staffordshire +5 31 £22,500 +2.27% 7
Shropshire -6 30 £31,000 +19.23% 7
Warwickshire -1 23 £25,000 -10.71% 5
Dudley +3 20 £27,500 +41.03%
Wolverhampton +20 17 £36,000 +6.66% 1
Worcestershire -2 13 £31,500 +12.50%
Solihull -16 13 £33,000 -12.00% 1
Walsall +7 8 £48,750 +150.00% 1
Herefordshire +7 7 £42,500 +102.38% 3
West Bromwich -4 3 £18,250 -25.51% 2
Halesowen -3 1 £17,500 -30.00%
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Bilston - 1 £37,500 -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 627 (85.66%) Windows
2 431 (58.88%) Microsoft
3 339 (46.31%) VMware
4 307 (41.94%) MS Exchange
5 258 (35.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 237 (32.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 231 (31.56%) Citrix
8 185 (25.27%) Hyper-V
9 180 (24.59%) SQL Server
10 172 (23.50%) ITIL
11 166 (22.68%) MS Excel
12 163 (22.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 161 (21.99%) SQL
14 159 (21.72%) Exchange Server 2010
15 154 (21.04%) Windows Server 2012
16 150 (20.49%) MS Office
17 148 (20.22%) DNS
18 143 (19.54%) LAN
19 140 (19.13%) Firewall
20 134 (18.31%) Windows 7
21 130 (17.76%) Microsoft Certification
22 128 (17.49%) Cisco
23 125 (17.08%) WAN
24 124 (16.94%) SAN
25 114 (15.57%) TCP/IP
26 94 (12.84%) DHCP
27 92 (12.57%) MCSE
27 92 (12.57%) Linux
28 91 (12.43%) Exchange Server 2013
29 88 (12.02%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 307 (41.94%) MS Exchange
2 159 (21.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 91 (12.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 70 (9.56%) SharePoint
5 61 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 41 (5.60%) IIS
7 39 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 31 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 27 (3.69%) Lync
10 23 (3.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 21 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2000
13 10 (1.37%) IBM Notes
14 9 (1.23%) Apache
15 7 (0.96%) Umbraco
16 6 (0.82%) NServiceBus
17 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
18 4 (0.55%) CMS
18 4 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
18 4 (0.55%) WorkSite
Applications
1 166 (22.68%) MS Excel
2 150 (20.49%) MS Office
3 9 (1.23%) MS Project
4 7 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.27%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.14%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.41%) Magento
5 2 (0.27%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.27%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 58 (7.92%) Office 365
2 19 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.82%) Trello
5 5 (0.68%) Google Apps
5 5 (0.68%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.41%) IaaS
7 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.14%) Symantec.cloud
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 148 (20.22%) DNS
2 143 (19.54%) LAN
3 140 (19.13%) Firewall
4 125 (17.08%) WAN
5 124 (16.94%) SAN
6 114 (15.57%) TCP/IP
7 94 (12.84%) DHCP
8 63 (8.61%) VPN
9 31 (4.23%) NAS
10 29 (3.96%) VoIP
11 25 (3.42%) Wireless
12 24 (3.28%) VLAN
13 18 (2.46%) IP Telephony
14 17 (2.32%) Network Security
15 14 (1.91%) NetScaler
16 13 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (1.78%) Internet
17 10 (1.37%) FTP
18 9 (1.23%) DDNS
18 9 (1.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 64 (8.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 31 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (1.91%) MS Access
5 11 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 11 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.82%) RavenDB
6 6 (0.82%) MySQL
7 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.27%) Informix
8 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.68%) RequisitePro
3 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.14%) Subversion
4 1 (0.14%) Hudson
General
1 57 (7.79%) Finance
2 21 (2.87%) Legal
3 19 (2.60%) Law
4 12 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.23%) Advertising
6 8 (1.09%) Retail
6 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.41%) Marketing
8 2 (0.27%) Games
8 2 (0.27%) Banking
8 2 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 197 (26.91%) Analyst
2 127 (17.35%) Support Engineer
3 77 (10.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 75 (10.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 70 (9.56%) Support Analyst
6 63 (8.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 55 (7.51%) Service Analyst
7 55 (7.51%) Service Desk Analyst
8 50 (6.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 43 (5.87%) IT Support
10 42 (5.74%) Architect
11 41 (5.60%) Consultant
12 39 (5.33%) Desktop Support
13 38 (5.19%) Team Leader
14 33 (4.51%) Administrator
15 29 (3.96%) Technical Architect
16 28 (3.83%) 1st Line Support
17 27 (3.69%) Systems Administrator
18 25 (3.42%) Network Engineer
19 24 (3.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.19%) .NET
2 13 (1.78%) HTML
3 11 (1.50%) CSS
4 10 (1.37%) Web Services
5 9 (1.23%) XML
5 9 (1.23%) ASP.NET
5 9 (1.23%) jQuery
6 7 (0.96%) CSLA
6 7 (0.96%) WCF
6 7 (0.96%) WPF
7 6 (0.82%) Razor View Engine
7 6 (0.82%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (0.82%) MSMQ
8 5 (0.68%) COM
9 4 (0.55%) WAP
10 3 (0.41%) Ajax
10 3 (0.41%) HTML5
11 2 (0.27%) REST
11 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.27%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.92%) Blackberry
2 53 (7.24%) Clustering
3 28 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (2.87%) User Experience
5 13 (1.78%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.50%) Replication
7 8 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (0.96%) PDA
9 6 (0.82%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.82%) iSeries
10 4 (0.55%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.55%) Statistics
10 4 (0.55%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.55%) Handset
11 3 (0.41%) GIS
11 3 (0.41%) EqualLogic
12 2 (0.27%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.27%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (0.27%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.27%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 627 (85.66%) Windows
2 258 (35.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 163 (22.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 154 (21.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 134 (18.31%) Windows 7
6 92 (12.57%) Linux
7 88 (12.02%) Windows XP
8 70 (9.56%) Windows 8
9 20 (2.73%) UNIX
10 18 (2.46%) Apple iOS
10 18 (2.46%) Android
11 14 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.91%) Windows Vista
12 12 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
12 12 (1.64%) Windows 2000
13 11 (1.50%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.96%) CentOS
15 3 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (23.50%) ITIL
2 54 (7.38%) Service Delivery
3 30 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (4.10%) Incident Management
4 22 (3.01%) Service Management
4 22 (3.01%) Migration
5 21 (2.87%) CRM
6 20 (2.73%) Time Management
7 19 (2.60%) E-Commerce
7 19 (2.60%) ERP
8 18 (2.46%) Network Monitoring
9 16 (2.19%) Project Management
9 16 (2.19%) Business Continuity
10 15 (2.05%) Mentoring
11 13 (1.78%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (1.64%) Change Management
12 12 (1.64%) Line Management
13 11 (1.50%) Software Deployment
13 11 (1.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (1.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (21.99%) SQL
2 31 (4.23%) C#
3 24 (3.28%) PowerShell
4 19 (2.60%) VB
5 16 (2.19%) C
6 13 (1.78%) VB.NET
7 11 (1.50%) T-SQL
8 10 (1.37%) VBA
9 9 (1.23%) JavaScript
9 9 (1.23%) VBScript
10 6 (0.82%) Java
11 5 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.55%) PHP
13 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.14%) R
14 1 (0.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 130 (17.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (12.57%) MCSE
3 45 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (6.01%) ITIL Certification
5 40 (5.46%) MCSA
5 40 (5.46%) CCNA
6 37 (5.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 34 (4.64%) MCITP
8 32 (4.37%) Security Cleared
9 28 (3.83%) MCP
10 26 (3.55%) Citrix Certification
11 24 (3.28%) CCA
11 24 (3.28%) Degree
12 20 (2.73%) SC Cleared
13 19 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 13 (1.78%) MCTS
15 6 (0.82%) VCP4
16 5 (0.68%) CISSP
16 5 (0.68%) CCNP
17 4 (0.55%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (9.70%) SLA
2 6 (0.82%) QA
2 6 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 237 (32.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 185 (25.27%) Hyper-V
3 79 (10.79%) vSphere
4 59 (8.06%) XenApp
5 38 (5.19%) Terminal Services
6 30 (4.10%) VMware ESX
7 24 (3.28%) XenDesktop
8 21 (2.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 19 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
10 9 (1.23%) XenServer
11 7 (0.96%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.68%) vCloud
13 3 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.41%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 61 (8.33%) SCCM
2 21 (2.87%) SCOM
3 18 (2.46%) Backup Exec
4 14 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (1.78%) WSUS
6 12 (1.64%) NetBackup
7 11 (1.50%) SCDPM
8 7 (0.96%) Nagios
9 6 (0.82%) MOM
9 6 (0.82%) SCVMM
9 6 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.68%) ARCserve
11 4 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.41%) SCSM
13 2 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
14 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 431 (58.88%) Microsoft
2 339 (46.31%) VMware
3 231 (31.56%) Citrix
4 128 (17.49%) Cisco
5 75 (10.25%) NetApp
6 48 (6.56%) HP
7 38 (5.19%) Dell
7 38 (5.19%) Apple
8 32 (4.37%) Symantec
9 24 (3.28%) EMC
9 24 (3.28%) Avaya
10 13 (1.78%) SonicWALL
11 12 (1.64%) Juniper
11 12 (1.64%) IBM
12 11 (1.50%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.37%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.37%) Sophos
13 10 (1.37%) Veeam
14 9 (1.23%) LANDesk
14 9 (1.23%) 3PAR
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Orbit
Salary: From £32,632 to £35,728 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Monarch Recruitment Ltd.
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30-40K + Car & Commision
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Training + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £20000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Salary: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + On Call, Pension, Bonus 10%
Posted: 4 days ago