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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Active Directory
England / West Midlands
Rank 32 37 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 319 271 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.53% 5.19% 8.76%
As % of the System Software category 56.86% 50.00% 68.40%
Number of salaries quoted 240 228 391
Median salary £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,600 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
561 542 636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.49% 10.39% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 423 418 577
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £51,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 150 £35,000 -12.50% 19
Staffordshire +24 41 £27,500 +7.84% 3
Warwickshire +13 25 £32,500 +26.21% 7
Solihull +4 22 £34,000 +61.90% 4
Coventry -2 19 £47,000 +88.00% 5
Shropshire 0 18 £23,000 -28.12% 4
Worcestershire -13 17 £24,000 -5.88% 7
West Bromwich +10 10 £35,500 +115.15%
Herefordshire -22 7 £27,500 +1.85% 3
Dudley +13 1 £26,000 +26.82%
Walsall +12 1 £19,000 -30.90%
Wolverhampton -5 1 £22,000 -40.54%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 545 (74.15%) Windows
2 486 (66.12%) Microsoft
3 402 (54.69%) VMware
4 319 (43.40%) Windows Server
5 267 (36.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 266 (36.19%) MS Exchange
7 256 (34.83%) MS Excel
8 249 (33.88%) Citrix
9 181 (24.63%) DNS
10 180 (24.49%) ITIL
10 180 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 177 (24.08%) Hyper-V
12 176 (23.95%) Data Centre
13 161 (21.90%) Cisco
14 160 (21.77%) Windows 7
15 157 (21.36%) Firewall
16 152 (20.68%) DHCP
17 151 (20.54%) Windows Server 2008
18 123 (16.73%) Office 365
19 122 (16.60%) MS Office
20 118 (16.05%) SQL
21 107 (14.56%) Linux
22 106 (14.42%) SCCM
22 106 (14.42%) Microsoft Azure
23 96 (13.06%) SQL Server
24 88 (11.97%) TCP/IP
24 88 (11.97%) Microsoft Certification
25 87 (11.84%) Service Delivery
26 84 (11.43%) Windows 10
27 83 (11.29%) LAN

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 266 (36.19%) MS Exchange
2 75 (10.20%) IIS
3 73 (9.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 61 (8.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 31 (4.22%) SharePoint
6 29 (3.95%) Skype for Business
7 23 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (2.45%) Apache
9 12 (1.63%) IBM Notes
10 8 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.82%) Moodle
12 5 (0.68%) Site Server
12 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.54%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.41%) JBoss
14 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 256 (34.83%) MS Excel
2 122 (16.60%) MS Office
3 5 (0.68%) MS Project
3 5 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (2.18%) assyst
2 11 (1.50%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.27%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.14%) MFGPRO
5 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 123 (16.73%) Office 365
2 106 (14.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.63%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (2.31%) Mimecast
5 16 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (1.63%) IaaS
7 11 (1.50%) G Suite
8 9 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (1.22%) SaaS
9 2 (0.27%) PaaS
10 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 181 (24.63%) DNS
2 157 (21.36%) Firewall
3 152 (20.68%) DHCP
4 88 (11.97%) TCP/IP
5 83 (11.29%) LAN
6 82 (11.16%) WAN
7 75 (10.20%) SAN
7 75 (10.20%) VPN
8 66 (8.98%) Network Security
9 48 (6.53%) VLAN
10 35 (4.76%) SSL
11 26 (3.54%) Remote Desktop
11 26 (3.54%) Wireless
12 17 (2.31%) VoIP
13 16 (2.18%) Skype
13 16 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (1.77%) IPv4
15 10 (1.36%) HTTP
15 10 (1.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (13.06%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (1.22%) MySQL
3 9 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.68%) Big Data
4 5 (0.68%) MS Access
4 5 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.27%) ZAP BI
8 1 (0.14%) DTS
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.82%) Burp Suite
1 6 (0.82%) Fiddler
General
1 49 (6.67%) Finance
2 32 (4.35%) Publishing
3 30 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 24 (3.27%) Advertising
5 22 (2.99%) Retail
6 9 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.09%) Legal
8 5 (0.68%) Automotive
8 5 (0.68%) German Language
9 4 (0.54%) French Language
9 4 (0.54%) Law
10 3 (0.41%) Military
11 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Back Office
12 1 (0.14%) Games
12 1 (0.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 137 (18.64%) Analyst
2 113 (15.37%) Support Engineer
3 111 (15.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 95 (12.93%) IT Support
5 85 (11.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 69 (9.39%) 3rd Line Support
7 68 (9.25%) Support Analyst
8 53 (7.21%) 2nd Line Support
8 53 (7.21%) IT Engineer
9 49 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 43 (5.85%) Support Technician
11 41 (5.58%) IT Technician
12 38 (5.17%) Service Desk Analyst
13 35 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 32 (4.35%) IT Analyst
14 32 (4.35%) Service Analyst
15 31 (4.22%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 31 (4.22%) Operations Manager
16 29 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 29 (3.95%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.18%) Web Services
2 8 (1.09%) .NET
3 6 (0.82%) 802.1X
4 5 (0.68%) HTML
4 5 (0.68%) XML
5 2 (0.27%) COM
5 2 (0.27%) CSS
5 2 (0.27%) LAMP
5 2 (0.27%) XSLT
6 1 (0.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 176 (23.95%) Data Centre
2 43 (5.85%) Enterprise Storage
3 41 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (3.40%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.13%) CMDB
6 20 (2.72%) Driving Licence
7 14 (1.90%) iPhone
8 12 (1.63%) Clustering
8 12 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.36%) FMCG
9 10 (1.36%) Statistics
10 9 (1.22%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.82%) User Experience
13 5 (0.68%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.68%) Replication
13 5 (0.68%) Visualisation
14 4 (0.54%) Handset
14 4 (0.54%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 545 (74.15%) Windows
2 319 (43.40%) Windows Server
3 180 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 160 (21.77%) Windows 7
5 151 (20.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 107 (14.56%) Linux
7 84 (11.43%) Windows 10
8 82 (11.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 73 (9.93%) Windows 8
10 35 (4.76%) Unix
11 20 (2.72%) Apple iOS
12 18 (2.45%) Android
13 12 (1.63%) SUSE
14 10 (1.36%) Solaris
14 10 (1.36%) Windows XP
15 9 (1.22%) Windows Vista
16 8 (1.09%) Windows Phone
17 7 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.82%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (24.49%) ITIL
2 87 (11.84%) Service Delivery
3 41 (5.58%) Service Management
4 35 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 31 (4.22%) Presales
5 31 (4.22%) Problem Management
5 31 (4.22%) Process Improvement
6 27 (3.67%) Incident Management
7 26 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (3.40%) Line Management
9 24 (3.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (3.27%) Migration
9 24 (3.27%) Trend Analysis
10 20 (2.72%) Patch Management
11 19 (2.59%) Project Planning
11 19 (2.59%) SIEM
11 19 (2.59%) Validation
12 18 (2.45%) Asset Management
13 16 (2.18%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (2.04%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (16.05%) SQL
2 55 (7.48%) PowerShell
3 16 (2.18%) C
4 14 (1.90%) VB
5 7 (0.95%) C#
5 7 (0.95%) PHP
6 6 (0.82%) T-SQL
6 6 (0.82%) VBScript
7 5 (0.68%) Java
8 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.27%) VB6
9 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.14%) Perl
9 1 (0.14%) Python
9 1 (0.14%) R
9 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.14%) Tcl
9 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 88 (11.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (10.48%) MCSE
3 50 (6.80%) Degree
4 46 (6.26%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (6.26%) Security Cleared
5 36 (4.90%) MCSA
6 33 (4.49%) CCNA
7 23 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 23 (3.13%) LPIC
8 22 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 20 (2.72%) Citrix Certification
11 19 (2.59%) MCP
12 18 (2.45%) MCITP
13 17 (2.31%) SC Cleared
14 10 (1.36%) CISSP
15 7 (0.95%) CEH
16 6 (0.82%) CCA
17 5 (0.68%) CCSA
17 5 (0.68%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (10.61%) SLA
2 23 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) ISO22301
System Software
1 267 (36.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 177 (24.08%) Hyper-V
3 52 (7.07%) vSphere
4 45 (6.12%) XenApp
5 28 (3.81%) Virtual Servers
6 25 (3.40%) Terminal Services
7 24 (3.27%) Firmware
7 24 (3.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 23 (3.13%) XenDesktop
9 21 (2.86%) VMware ESX
10 17 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (1.77%) BitLocker
12 10 (1.36%) Forefront TMG
12 10 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (1.36%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.54%) NFS
13 4 (0.54%) UAG
14 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 106 (14.42%) SCCM
2 65 (8.84%) SCOM
3 31 (4.22%) Backup Exec
3 31 (4.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 25 (3.40%) NetBackup
5 15 (2.04%) Tivoli
6 12 (1.63%) WSUS
7 9 (1.22%) EdgeSight
8 7 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.82%) AirWatch
9 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.68%) Nagios
11 3 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (0.41%) MAILsweeper
11 3 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.41%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.27%) Opsview
12 2 (0.27%) Sysprep
13 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 486 (66.12%) Microsoft
2 402 (54.69%) VMware
3 249 (33.88%) Citrix
4 161 (21.90%) Cisco
5 53 (7.21%) Dell
6 51 (6.94%) NetApp
7 49 (6.67%) HP
8 39 (5.31%) IBM
9 36 (4.90%) Symantec
10 32 (4.35%) Red Hat
11 25 (3.40%) Veeam
12 24 (3.27%) SolarWinds
13 23 (3.13%) SonicWALL
14 19 (2.59%) CheckPoint
15 17 (2.31%) EMC
15 17 (2.31%) Intel Security
16 13 (1.77%) Oracle
17 11 (1.50%) EqualLogic
17 11 (1.50%) Google
17 11 (1.50%) Sophos
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Pension and company benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £15000 - £16000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37500 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Recann
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £23,100 per annum Up to £23,100 +benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £28,600 per annum Up to £28,600 +benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Smarterways Ltd.
Salary: Up to £30 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £28500 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The Mereway Group of Companies
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum Circa £38k - £40k + Company Car + Be
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago