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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 38 34 34
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 344 317 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.01% 5.80% 5.91%
As % of the System Software category 66.93% 60.96% 53.51%
Number of salaries quoted 307 288 275
Average salary £32,500 £32,250 £33,775
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.77% -4.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
514 520 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.97% 9.52% 11.05%
Number of salaries quoted 448 450 529
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +10 162 £37,500 -3.22% 14
Shropshire +1 46 £22,000 -37.14% 2
Staffordshire +11 34 £24,000 +6.66% 6
Coventry -26 23 £26,500 -29.33% 7
Warwickshire -15 20 £28,500 -9.52% 4
Herefordshire +8 15 £42,500 +6.25%
Solihull -2 10 £30,000 -29.41%
Wolverhampton +8 9 £33,750 +10.65% 1
Dudley +5 5 £30,000 +53.85%
West Bromwich +7 4 £52,500 +144.18%
Walsall +6 4 £23,250 +16.25%
Worcestershire -5 4 £22,000 -22.80% 2
Halesowen -4 1 £29,000 +34.88%
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 550 (80.06%) Windows
2 355 (51.67%) Microsoft
3 314 (45.71%) VMware
4 301 (43.81%) MS Exchange
5 243 (35.37%) Citrix
6 223 (32.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 199 (28.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 175 (25.47%) Hyper-V
9 171 (24.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 151 (21.98%) SQL
11 148 (21.54%) MS Excel
12 145 (21.11%) Cisco
13 142 (20.67%) DNS
13 142 (20.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 141 (20.52%) SQL Server
15 130 (18.92%) ITIL
16 128 (18.63%) TCP/IP
17 127 (18.49%) LAN
18 125 (18.20%) Firewall
19 124 (18.05%) WAN
20 123 (17.90%) Microsoft Certification
20 123 (17.90%) MS Office
21 122 (17.76%) Exchange Server 2010
22 111 (16.16%) SAN
23 103 (14.99%) Windows 7
24 100 (14.56%) DHCP
25 92 (13.39%) MCSE
26 87 (12.66%) Windows XP
27 80 (11.64%) Exchange Server 2013
28 79 (11.50%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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
1 301 (43.81%) MS Exchange
2 122 (17.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (11.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 61 (8.88%) IIS
5 58 (8.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 51 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 49 (7.13%) SharePoint
8 25 (3.64%) Lync
9 22 (3.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 16 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2000
11 14 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (1.46%) Apache
13 7 (1.02%) Umbraco
13 7 (1.02%) WorkSite
14 6 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.73%) NServiceBus
16 4 (0.58%) MTS
17 3 (0.44%) IBM Notes
17 3 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 148 (21.54%) MS Excel
2 123 (17.90%) MS Office
3 10 (1.46%) MS Project
4 8 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.44%) Magento
3 2 (0.29%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.29%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 50 (7.28%) Office 365
2 21 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.16%) IaaS
4 5 (0.73%) Trello
5 4 (0.58%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.29%) SaaS
7 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 142 (20.67%) DNS
2 128 (18.63%) TCP/IP
3 127 (18.49%) LAN
4 125 (18.20%) Firewall
5 124 (18.05%) WAN
6 111 (16.16%) SAN
7 100 (14.56%) DHCP
8 72 (10.48%) VPN
9 34 (4.95%) VoIP
10 30 (4.37%) VLAN
11 27 (3.93%) Wireless
12 23 (3.35%) NetScaler
13 19 (2.77%) Internet
14 17 (2.47%) IPsec
14 17 (2.47%) NAS
15 15 (2.18%) IPv4
16 11 (1.60%) IP Telephony
17 10 (1.46%) Network Security
18 8 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
18 8 (1.16%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (20.52%) SQL Server
2 61 (8.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (5.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (2.77%) SQL Server 2000
6 18 (2.62%) MySQL
7 16 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.31%) MS Access
9 6 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (0.73%) RavenDB
11 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.29%) Informix
12 2 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.29%) PerformancePoint
12 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (1.16%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.73%) RequisitePro
4 4 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.29%) Hudson
7 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 48 (6.99%) Finance
2 19 (2.77%) Manufacturing
3 18 (2.62%) Legal
4 17 (2.47%) Law
5 13 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.31%) Automotive
6 9 (1.31%) Retail
7 8 (1.16%) Advertising
8 5 (0.73%) Back Office
9 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.29%) Marketing
9 2 (0.29%) German Language
9 2 (0.29%) Games
10 1 (0.15%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 156 (22.71%) Analyst
2 123 (17.90%) Support Engineer
3 84 (12.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 67 (9.75%) Support Analyst
5 61 (8.88%) Architect
6 60 (8.73%) 2nd Line Support
7 47 (6.84%) 3rd Line Support
8 44 (6.40%) Desktop Support
8 44 (6.40%) Consultant
9 42 (6.11%) Service Analyst
9 42 (6.11%) Service Desk Analyst
10 39 (5.68%) 1st Line Support
10 39 (5.68%) Technical Architect
10 39 (5.68%) IT Support
11 36 (5.24%) Administrator
12 35 (5.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 34 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
14 28 (4.08%) Team Leader
14 28 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 25 (3.64%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.80%) .NET
2 22 (3.20%) HTML
3 16 (2.33%) jQuery
4 14 (2.04%) Web Services
5 13 (1.89%) CSS
6 12 (1.75%) ASP.NET
7 10 (1.46%) HTML5
8 9 (1.31%) Ajax
9 8 (1.16%) Classic ASP
9 8 (1.16%) XML
9 8 (1.16%) MSMQ
10 7 (1.02%) WCF
10 7 (1.02%) WPF
10 7 (1.02%) CSLA
11 5 (0.73%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.73%) Razor View Engine
11 5 (0.73%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (0.58%) CSS3
12 4 (0.58%) COM+
12 4 (0.58%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.86%) Data Centre
2 49 (7.13%) Blackberry
3 40 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (4.80%) Clustering
5 22 (3.20%) Replication
6 15 (2.18%) User Experience
7 13 (1.89%) HP StoreVirtual
7 13 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.60%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.60%) Thin Client
8 11 (1.60%) EqualLogic
8 11 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.87%) iSeries
9 6 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.58%) iPhone
10 4 (0.58%) Statistics
11 3 (0.44%) CCTV
11 3 (0.44%) HP Storage
11 3 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 550 (80.06%) Windows
2 223 (32.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 171 (24.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 142 (20.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 103 (14.99%) Windows 7
6 87 (12.66%) Windows XP
7 70 (10.19%) Linux
8 63 (9.17%) Windows 8
9 18 (2.62%) UNIX
10 17 (2.47%) Windows 2000
11 15 (2.18%) Apple iOS
12 12 (1.75%) Windows Vista
13 11 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.02%) Android
14 7 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (0.87%) AIX
16 4 (0.58%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.58%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (18.92%) ITIL
2 37 (5.39%) Service Delivery
3 33 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
4 27 (3.93%) Server Building
5 25 (3.64%) CRM
6 24 (3.49%) Incident Management
7 21 (3.06%) Time Management
8 18 (2.62%) Project Management
8 18 (2.62%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (2.33%) Migration
9 16 (2.33%) Service Management
10 15 (2.18%) Technical Architecture
11 14 (2.04%) ERP
11 14 (2.04%) Change Management
12 13 (1.89%) E-Commerce
12 13 (1.89%) Line Management
13 11 (1.60%) Mentoring
13 11 (1.60%) SDLC
13 11 (1.60%) MVC
13 11 (1.60%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 151 (21.98%) SQL
2 45 (6.55%) PowerShell
3 30 (4.37%) C#
4 27 (3.93%) T-SQL
5 23 (3.35%) VB
6 18 (2.62%) VB.NET
7 16 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 16 (2.33%) C
8 12 (1.75%) VBScript
9 7 (1.02%) PHP
10 6 (0.87%) VBA
11 4 (0.58%) VB6
12 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.29%) Java
13 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 123 (17.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (13.39%) MCSE
3 43 (6.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 42 (6.11%) MCITP
5 37 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (5.09%) CCNA
6 35 (5.09%) Degree
7 33 (4.80%) MCSA
8 30 (4.37%) ITIL Certification
9 26 (3.78%) Citrix Certification
10 25 (3.64%) CCA
11 24 (3.49%) MCP
12 20 (2.91%) Security Cleared
13 17 (2.47%) MCTS
14 12 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 11 (1.60%) SC Cleared
15 11 (1.60%) CCNP
16 5 (0.73%) MCAD
16 5 (0.73%) MCSD
16 5 (0.73%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (10.48%) SLA
2 7 (1.02%) QA
3 5 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 199 (28.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 175 (25.47%) Hyper-V
3 73 (10.63%) XenApp
4 67 (9.75%) vSphere
5 45 (6.55%) Terminal Services
6 33 (4.80%) XenDesktop
7 27 (3.93%) VMware ESX
8 16 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
9 14 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.60%) XenServer
11 10 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 10 (1.46%) Terminal Server
12 6 (0.87%) VMware Server
12 6 (0.87%) vCloud
13 2 (0.29%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 79 (11.50%) SCCM
2 43 (6.26%) SCOM
3 18 (2.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 17 (2.47%) Backup Exec
5 10 (1.46%) NetBackup
5 10 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (1.02%) WSUS
7 6 (0.87%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.44%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.29%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.29%) MOM
9 2 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.15%) Sysprep
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.15%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 355 (51.67%) Microsoft
2 314 (45.71%) VMware
3 243 (35.37%) Citrix
4 145 (21.11%) Cisco
5 68 (9.90%) NetApp
6 62 (9.02%) HP
7 50 (7.28%) Dell
8 32 (4.66%) Symantec
9 26 (3.78%) Apple
10 23 (3.35%) SonicWALL
11 21 (3.06%) CheckPoint
12 18 (2.62%) EMC
13 17 (2.47%) Avaya
14 13 (1.89%) Sophos
14 13 (1.89%) Veeam
15 12 (1.75%) IBM
16 11 (1.60%) LANDesk
17 9 (1.31%) AppSense
18 8 (1.16%) Kaspersky
18 8 (1.16%) AVG
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £47,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £14000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £20000 - £24000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus etc
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £17k - 18k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Searchability.co.uk
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
ninesharp
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago