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

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 38 41 38
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 319 268 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.79% 4.90% 5.60%
As % of the System Software category 55.96% 49.17% 56.58%
Number of salaries quoted 270 243 241
Average salary £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £42,900
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
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
570 545 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.35% 9.96% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 478 492 404
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 £24,100 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 0 122 £35,740 +6.68% 14
Coventry +9 42 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Staffordshire -7 38 £25,250 +9.78% 4
Shropshire 0 29 £30,750 +26.80% 1
Solihull +8 23 £35,000 +59.09% 4
Warwickshire +7 18 £31,500 -10.00% 4
Worcestershire -6 17 £30,000 -10.44% 3
Herefordshire - 7 £42,500 - 2
Wolverhampton -2 4 £29,500 -4.83% 1
West Bromwich +4 3 £37,500 -7.97%
Walsall +3 3 £23,000 -38.66%
Dudley 0 3 £30,000 -3.22%
Halesowen +1 2 £21,000 -16.00%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £20,000 - 1
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 577 (87.82%) Windows
2 377 (57.38%) Microsoft
3 334 (50.84%) VMware
4 277 (42.16%) Citrix
4 277 (42.16%) MS Exchange
5 267 (40.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 214 (32.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 162 (24.66%) Cisco
8 158 (24.05%) DNS
9 157 (23.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 156 (23.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 152 (23.14%) Hyper-V
12 151 (22.98%) Windows Server 2012
13 145 (22.07%) MS Excel
14 144 (21.92%) SQL Server
15 143 (21.77%) MS Office
16 136 (20.70%) TCP/IP
17 135 (20.55%) Firewall
18 134 (20.40%) Exchange Server 2010
19 132 (20.09%) SAN
20 124 (18.87%) DHCP
21 122 (18.57%) MCSE
22 117 (17.81%) Finance
23 113 (17.20%) Windows 7
24 111 (16.89%) ITIL
25 102 (15.53%) WAN
26 100 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
27 99 (15.07%) SQL
28 95 (14.46%) XenApp
29 93 (14.16%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 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
1 277 (42.16%) MS Exchange
2 134 (20.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 100 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 87 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 85 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 68 (10.35%) IIS
7 61 (9.28%) Lync
8 59 (8.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 50 (7.61%) SharePoint
10 20 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2000
11 17 (2.59%) SharePoint Server
12 16 (2.44%) Apache
13 15 (2.28%) Tomcat
14 13 (1.98%) Office Communications Server
15 9 (1.37%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
17 5 (0.76%) EPiServer CMS
17 5 (0.76%) Moodle
17 5 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
17 5 (0.76%) CMS
Applications
1 145 (22.07%) MS Excel
2 143 (21.77%) MS Office
3 8 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Line 500
2 1 (0.15%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.15%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 58 (8.83%) Office 365
2 13 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.76%) IaaS
5 3 (0.46%) SaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 158 (24.05%) DNS
2 136 (20.70%) TCP/IP
3 135 (20.55%) Firewall
4 132 (20.09%) SAN
5 124 (18.87%) DHCP
6 102 (15.53%) WAN
7 93 (14.16%) LAN
8 86 (13.09%) VPN
9 36 (5.48%) VLAN
10 31 (4.72%) Internet
10 31 (4.72%) Unified Communications
11 27 (4.11%) NAS
12 21 (3.20%) VoIP
13 20 (3.04%) Wireless
14 19 (2.89%) Cisco Nexus
15 18 (2.74%) WAAS
16 17 (2.59%) Network Security
17 16 (2.44%) IP Telephony
17 16 (2.44%) NetScaler
18 14 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (21.92%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (4.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.52%) MySQL
6 9 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.07%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.46%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.15%) MS Access
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.67%) AdminStudio
2 10 (1.52%) InstallShield
3 9 (1.37%) Subversion
4 8 (1.22%) MSI
4 8 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (0.61%) Mercurial
5 4 (0.61%) Hudson
5 4 (0.61%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.61%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.61%) Ant
5 4 (0.61%) Maven
5 4 (0.61%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.30%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.15%) ProC
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 117 (17.81%) Finance
2 16 (2.44%) Law
3 13 (1.98%) Legal
4 10 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.52%) Banking
5 6 (0.91%) Publishing
6 5 (0.76%) Retail
6 5 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.61%) Back Office
7 4 (0.61%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 148 (22.53%) Analyst
2 89 (13.55%) Support Engineer
3 74 (11.26%) Consultant
4 73 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 64 (9.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 57 (8.68%) Administrator
7 48 (7.31%) Systems Administrator
8 42 (6.39%) 2nd Line Support
9 41 (6.24%) 3rd Line Support
9 41 (6.24%) Architect
10 40 (6.09%) IT Support
11 37 (5.63%) Technical Support
12 34 (5.18%) Systems Engineer
13 32 (4.87%) Service Analyst
13 32 (4.87%) Service Desk Analyst
14 31 (4.72%) Microsoft Consultant
15 23 (3.50%) Technical Analyst
16 22 (3.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 20 (3.04%) Technical Support Analyst
17 20 (3.04%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.04%) Web Services
2 19 (2.89%) .NET
2 19 (2.89%) Application Packaging
3 16 (2.44%) XML
4 12 (1.83%) HTML
5 11 (1.67%) ASP.NET
6 10 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 8 (1.22%) COM
8 6 (0.91%) LAMP
9 3 (0.46%) CSS
10 2 (0.30%) XSL
10 2 (0.30%) XSLT
10 2 (0.30%) Ajax
11 1 (0.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 73 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 33 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.41%) Clustering
4 20 (3.04%) Replication
5 16 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.98%) FlexPod
7 10 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.52%) CLARiiON
7 10 (1.52%) Celerra
8 9 (1.37%) EqualLogic
9 7 (1.07%) Open Source
10 6 (0.91%) Fat Client
10 6 (0.91%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.76%) Handset
11 5 (0.76%) CMDB
12 3 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.30%) iPhone
13 2 (0.30%) Statistics
14 1 (0.15%) Life Science
14 1 (0.15%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 577 (87.82%) Windows
2 267 (40.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 157 (23.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 151 (22.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 113 (17.20%) Windows 7
6 92 (14.00%) Windows XP
7 65 (9.89%) Windows 8
8 45 (6.85%) Linux
9 15 (2.28%) Windows 2000
9 15 (2.28%) Windows 2000 Server
10 14 (2.13%) Windows Vista
11 11 (1.67%) Android
12 9 (1.37%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.37%) Windows NT
13 8 (1.22%) Debian
13 8 (1.22%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.91%) UNIX
15 5 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.61%) Solaris
16 4 (0.61%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (16.89%) ITIL
2 51 (7.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 32 (4.87%) Migration
4 29 (4.41%) Service Delivery
4 29 (4.41%) Load Balancing
5 25 (3.81%) Line Management
6 24 (3.65%) Project Management
7 22 (3.35%) Network Monitoring
7 22 (3.35%) Server Monitoring
8 20 (3.04%) ITIL V3
8 20 (3.04%) Change Control
8 20 (3.04%) Operations Management
9 19 (2.89%) E-Commerce
10 17 (2.59%) Technical Architecture
11 13 (1.98%) Technical Analysis
11 13 (1.98%) Software Deployment
11 13 (1.98%) Configuration Management
11 13 (1.98%) Kalman Filter
12 12 (1.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (1.83%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (15.07%) SQL
2 57 (8.68%) PowerShell
3 28 (4.26%) VB
4 22 (3.35%) VBScript
5 13 (1.98%) Perl
6 11 (1.67%) VB.NET
6 11 (1.67%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.52%) VB6
8 9 (1.37%) PHP
9 6 (0.91%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.91%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.61%) Java
10 4 (0.61%) Python
11 3 (0.46%) C
11 3 (0.46%) R
12 2 (0.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 156 (23.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 122 (18.57%) MCSE
3 84 (12.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 78 (11.87%) MCITP
5 53 (8.07%) Citrix Certification
6 48 (7.31%) MCSA
7 45 (6.85%) CCA
8 42 (6.39%) MCP
9 36 (5.48%) MCTS
10 35 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (5.33%) CCNA
11 26 (3.96%) Degree
12 23 (3.50%) Security Cleared
13 22 (3.35%) CCEE
14 18 (2.74%) NCDA
14 18 (2.74%) NCIE
14 18 (2.74%) VTSP
15 17 (2.59%) SC Cleared
16 15 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (1.83%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.94%) SLA
2 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 214 (32.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 152 (23.14%) Hyper-V
3 95 (14.46%) XenApp
4 91 (13.85%) vSphere
5 84 (12.79%) XenDesktop
6 44 (6.70%) VMware ESX
7 32 (4.87%) Terminal Services
8 28 (4.26%) XenServer
9 26 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (3.50%) Forefront TMG
11 21 (3.20%) vCloud
12 19 (2.89%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (1.37%) Terminal Server
15 8 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (1.22%) ISA Server
16 7 (1.07%) UAG
17 6 (0.91%) IAG
18 4 (0.61%) Shibboleth
18 4 (0.61%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 81 (12.33%) SCCM
2 48 (7.31%) WSUS
3 36 (5.48%) SCOM
4 28 (4.26%) Backup Exec
5 15 (2.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (1.67%) SCVMM
6 11 (1.67%) AppDNA
7 9 (1.37%) SCDPM
8 8 (1.22%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (1.07%) ARCserve
9 7 (1.07%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (0.91%) Cacti
10 6 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (0.76%) XenMobile
11 5 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (0.61%) SCSM
12 4 (0.61%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.61%) Puppet
12 4 (0.61%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 377 (57.38%) Microsoft
2 334 (50.84%) VMware
3 277 (42.16%) Citrix
4 162 (24.66%) Cisco
5 92 (14.00%) NetApp
6 81 (12.33%) HP
7 42 (6.39%) EMC
8 36 (5.48%) Dell
9 31 (4.72%) CheckPoint
10 30 (4.57%) Symantec
11 24 (3.65%) Apple
12 22 (3.35%) SonicWALL
13 14 (2.13%) 3PAR
13 14 (2.13%) Avaya
14 10 (1.52%) Intel
14 10 (1.52%) Websense
14 10 (1.52%) SolarWinds
14 10 (1.52%) Altiris
15 9 (1.37%) Lotus
15 9 (1.37%) IBM
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Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
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