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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 39 34 37
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 289 301 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.38% 5.42% 5.30%
As % of the System Software category 58.74% 51.10% 53.40%
Number of salaries quoted 265 267 244
Average salary £32,500 £33,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% +5.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,460 £20,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £33,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
System Software Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
492 589 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.16% 10.60% 9.93%
Number of salaries quoted 433 529 423
Average salary £36,479 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,800 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -2 111 £36,740 +9.22% 19
Staffordshire +2 40 £22,500 -10.00% 4
Shropshire +4 38 £35,000 +29.62% 7
Coventry -9 33 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Solihull -6 24 £40,250 +29.83% 1
Warwickshire +7 18 £31,500 -4.54% 4
Wolverhampton -3 5 £35,000 +12.90% 2
Worcestershire -11 4 £30,000 -3.22% 4
Herefordshire - 4 £42,500 -
Halesowen - 2 £21,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £35,000 -
Walsall +1 1 £40,000 +77.77%
West Bromwich -13 1 £18,500 -54.03%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 537 (85.78%) Windows
2 344 (54.95%) Microsoft
3 286 (45.69%) VMware
4 251 (40.10%) MS Exchange
5 225 (35.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 212 (33.87%) Citrix
7 183 (29.23%) VMware Infrastructure
8 164 (26.20%) MS Office
9 161 (25.72%) MS Excel
10 149 (23.80%) Cisco
11 145 (23.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 144 (23.00%) DNS
13 129 (20.61%) Hyper-V
14 127 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 125 (19.97%) TCP/IP
15 125 (19.97%) SQL Server
16 119 (19.01%) Firewall
17 115 (18.37%) Windows 7
17 115 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
18 112 (17.89%) Finance
19 111 (17.73%) DHCP
19 111 (17.73%) Exchange Server 2010
20 102 (16.29%) ITIL
21 101 (16.13%) WAN
22 100 (15.97%) SAN
23 99 (15.81%) Windows XP
24 98 (15.65%) MCSE
24 98 (15.65%) SQL
25 94 (15.02%) LAN
26 93 (14.86%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 251 (40.10%) MS Exchange
2 111 (17.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 88 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 80 (12.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 74 (11.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 65 (10.38%) IIS
7 63 (10.06%) Lync
8 56 (8.95%) SharePoint
9 54 (8.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 24 (3.83%) Apache
11 18 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2000
12 16 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
13 14 (2.24%) Tomcat
14 13 (2.08%) Office Communications Server
15 12 (1.92%) Moodle
16 5 (0.80%) WordPress
17 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
18 3 (0.48%) IBM Notes
19 2 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 164 (26.20%) MS Office
2 161 (25.72%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.16%) Line 500
3 1 (0.16%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 57 (9.11%) Office 365
2 8 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.48%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.32%) SaaS
4 2 (0.32%) IaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 144 (23.00%) DNS
2 125 (19.97%) TCP/IP
3 119 (19.01%) Firewall
4 111 (17.73%) DHCP
5 101 (16.13%) WAN
6 100 (15.97%) SAN
7 94 (15.02%) LAN
8 91 (14.54%) VPN
9 37 (5.91%) VLAN
10 36 (5.75%) Internet
11 33 (5.27%) Unified Communications
12 27 (4.31%) NAS
13 25 (3.99%) HTTP
14 23 (3.67%) SSL
15 22 (3.51%) Wireless
16 16 (2.56%) VoIP
17 15 (2.40%) IP Telephony
18 14 (2.24%) SSH
18 14 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
19 13 (2.08%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (19.97%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (3.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (2.56%) MySQL
5 12 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.12%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.16%) MS Access
10 1 (0.16%) OLAP
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.76%) MSI
2 10 (1.60%) InstallShield
3 9 (1.44%) AdminStudio
4 8 (1.28%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (1.12%) Subversion
6 2 (0.32%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.32%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.16%) FogBugz
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 112 (17.89%) Finance
2 19 (3.04%) Publishing
3 12 (1.92%) Banking
3 12 (1.92%) Law
4 11 (1.76%) Legal
5 10 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.28%) Retail
7 5 (0.80%) Back Office
8 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.64%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.32%) Automotive
9 2 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 158 (25.24%) Analyst
2 92 (14.70%) Support Engineer
3 83 (13.26%) Consultant
4 82 (13.10%) Support Analyst
5 57 (9.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 47 (7.51%) Administrator
7 43 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support
8 42 (6.71%) IT Support
9 38 (6.07%) Technical Support
10 37 (5.91%) Microsoft Consultant
11 36 (5.75%) Systems Administrator
11 36 (5.75%) Architect
12 34 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support
13 30 (4.79%) Service Analyst
13 30 (4.79%) Service Desk Analyst
14 27 (4.31%) Technical Analyst
15 24 (3.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 24 (3.83%) Technical Support Analyst
16 23 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
17 22 (3.51%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.88%) .NET
2 17 (2.72%) Web Services
3 15 (2.40%) Application Packaging
4 13 (2.08%) LAMP
4 13 (2.08%) XML
5 11 (1.76%) ASP.NET
6 10 (1.60%) HTML
7 8 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 8 (1.28%) COM
8 3 (0.48%) CSS
9 2 (0.32%) XSL
9 2 (0.32%) XSLT
9 2 (0.32%) Ajax
10 1 (0.16%) MSMQ
10 1 (0.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 69 (11.02%) Blackberry
2 22 (3.51%) Clustering
3 21 (3.35%) Replication
4 15 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.24%) Open Source
6 9 (1.44%) FlexPod
6 9 (1.44%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.12%) VLE
8 5 (0.80%) CMDB
9 4 (0.64%) Celerra
9 4 (0.64%) CLARiiON
9 4 (0.64%) Handset
9 4 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.48%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.48%) iPhone
10 3 (0.48%) Wiki
11 2 (0.32%) Statistics
11 2 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.16%) iPad
12 1 (0.16%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 537 (85.78%) Windows
2 225 (35.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 145 (23.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 115 (18.37%) Windows 7
4 115 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 99 (15.81%) Windows XP
6 62 (9.90%) Windows 8
7 51 (8.15%) Linux
8 15 (2.40%) Windows 2000 Server
9 11 (1.76%) Windows 2000
9 11 (1.76%) Windows Vista
10 10 (1.60%) Android
10 10 (1.60%) Ubuntu
11 9 (1.44%) Debian
12 8 (1.28%) UNIX
13 7 (1.12%) Windows NT
14 6 (0.96%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.64%) BlackBerry OS
16 4 (0.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (16.29%) ITIL
2 48 (7.67%) Service Delivery
3 39 (6.23%) Migration
4 36 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 36 (5.75%) Load Balancing
5 34 (5.43%) Server Monitoring
6 32 (5.11%) ITIL V3
6 32 (5.11%) Operations Management
7 26 (4.15%) Project Management
8 24 (3.83%) Change Control
9 21 (3.35%) Technical Architecture
10 19 (3.04%) E-Commerce
11 18 (2.88%) Time Management
12 14 (2.24%) Security Management
12 14 (2.24%) Network Monitoring
13 13 (2.08%) Technical Analysis
14 12 (1.92%) Configuration Management
15 11 (1.76%) Business Continuity
15 11 (1.76%) Change Management
15 11 (1.76%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 98 (15.65%) SQL
2 59 (9.42%) PowerShell
3 24 (3.83%) Bash Shell
4 22 (3.51%) VB
5 20 (3.19%) Perl
6 14 (2.24%) VBScript
7 12 (1.92%) PHP
8 10 (1.60%) VB.NET
9 9 (1.44%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.28%) VB6
11 3 (0.48%) C
12 2 (0.32%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.32%) Korn
13 1 (0.16%) R
13 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.16%) C#
Qualifications
1 127 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (15.65%) MCSE
3 69 (11.02%) MCITP
4 54 (8.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 42 (6.71%) MCP
6 38 (6.07%) MCSA
7 35 (5.59%) MCTS
8 34 (5.43%) Citrix Certification
9 33 (5.27%) Cisco Certification
10 32 (5.11%) CCNA
11 26 (4.15%) Degree
12 25 (3.99%) Security Cleared
12 25 (3.99%) CCA
13 19 (3.04%) CCEE
14 12 (1.92%) SC Cleared
15 9 (1.44%) CCIA
16 8 (1.28%) VTSP
16 8 (1.28%) NCDA
16 8 (1.28%) NCIE
16 8 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.43%) SLA
2 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 183 (29.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 129 (20.61%) Hyper-V
3 64 (10.22%) vSphere
4 63 (10.06%) XenDesktop
5 60 (9.58%) XenApp
6 39 (6.23%) VMware ESX
7 36 (5.75%) Forefront TMG
8 32 (5.11%) Terminal Services
9 29 (4.63%) XenServer
10 28 (4.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (1.76%) UAG
12 11 (1.76%) Terminal Server
13 10 (1.60%) ISA Server
14 8 (1.28%) vCloud
14 8 (1.28%) Shibboleth
15 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.96%) IAG
17 5 (0.80%) VMware Server
18 4 (0.64%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 93 (14.86%) SCCM
2 69 (11.02%) WSUS
3 39 (6.23%) SCOM
4 35 (5.59%) Backup Exec
5 15 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (1.76%) SCVMM
8 10 (1.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 10 (1.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 9 (1.44%) AppDNA
10 7 (1.12%) SCDPM
11 6 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (0.96%) Cacti
11 6 (0.96%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.80%) ARCserve
12 5 (0.80%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.80%) SCSM
12 5 (0.80%) XenMobile
13 4 (0.64%) MOM
14 3 (0.48%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 344 (54.95%) Microsoft
2 286 (45.69%) VMware
3 212 (33.87%) Citrix
4 149 (23.80%) Cisco
5 85 (13.58%) NetApp
6 67 (10.70%) HP
7 31 (4.95%) Symantec
8 28 (4.47%) EMC
9 27 (4.31%) Dell
10 20 (3.19%) CheckPoint
10 20 (3.19%) Altiris
11 19 (3.04%) Apple
12 14 (2.24%) SonicWALL
13 12 (1.92%) Intel
14 10 (1.60%) SolarWinds
14 10 (1.60%) RedPrairie
15 9 (1.44%) Sage
16 8 (1.28%) Avaya
16 8 (1.28%) Juniper
16 8 (1.28%) 3PAR
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jumar
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance, benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £4000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Bonus + pension + Healtcare
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: Unspecified £40,000 - £50,000 + Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £35K Basic+ benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + growth
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £35K Basic+ benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £19000 per annum + + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 per annum + + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candidate Source
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum - Overall package circa £50
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £32000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum £50K Basic + Car + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago