The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 59 29
Rank change year-on-year +23 -30  
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 32 28 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.95% 3.44% 6.21%
As % of the System Software category 80.00% 31.82% 70.00%
Number of salaries quoted 32 27 68
Median salary £30,000 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% -3.03%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -1.53% -  

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 40 88 100
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 6.18% 10.82% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 39 84 82
Median salary £29,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.76% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Active Directory as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Bedfordshire

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory in Bedfordshire.

Salary trend for Active Directory in Bedfordshire

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Bedfordshire

Active Directory
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Bedford +15 22 £30,000 +9.09%
Luton -1 5 £32,500 -27.77%
Biggleswade - 1 £25,000 -
Active Directory
East of England

Active Directory
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 41 (85.42%) Windows
2 34 (70.83%) Microsoft
3 23 (47.92%) Windows 7
4 19 (39.58%) Windows Server
4 19 (39.58%) MS Excel
5 15 (31.25%) ITIL
5 15 (31.25%) MS Exchange
6 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (27.08%) Office 365
7 12 (25.00%) MS Office
7 12 (25.00%) SQL
8 11 (22.92%) VMware
9 10 (20.83%) Windows 10
9 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
10 9 (18.75%) DNS
10 9 (18.75%) Firewall
10 9 (18.75%) Problem Management
11 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (16.67%) LAN
11 8 (16.67%) WAN
11 8 (16.67%) Linux
12 7 (14.58%) DHCP
12 7 (14.58%) Citrix
13 6 (12.50%) Change Management
13 6 (12.50%) Incident Management
13 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
14 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
14 5 (10.42%) Skype for Business
14 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 15 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.25%) IIS
4 2 (4.17%) IBM Domino
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (39.58%) MS Excel
2 12 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.08%) Office 365
2 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) DNS
1 9 (18.75%) Firewall
2 8 (16.67%) LAN
2 8 (16.67%) WAN
3 7 (14.58%) DHCP
4 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.33%) SAN
6 3 (6.25%) SMTP
6 3 (6.25%) Wireless
7 2 (4.17%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.17%) LDAP
7 2 (4.17%) Network Security
7 2 (4.17%) VLAN
8 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 14 (29.17%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (25.00%) IT Support
4 11 (22.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 11 (22.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 10 (20.83%) Analyst
6 9 (18.75%) IT Engineer
6 9 (18.75%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (14.58%) Technical Support
8 6 (12.50%) IT Manager
8 6 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
9 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (10.42%) Desktop Support
9 5 (10.42%) Service Analyst
9 5 (10.42%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (10.42%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (10.42%) Windows Support Engineer
10 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
10 4 (8.33%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) J2EE
3 2 (4.17%) REST
3 2 (4.17%) RESTful
3 2 (4.17%) SailPoint
3 2 (4.17%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Replication
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) CMDB
3 1 (2.08%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 41 (85.42%) Windows
2 23 (47.92%) Windows 7
3 19 (39.58%) Windows Server
4 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (20.83%) Windows 10
6 8 (16.67%) Linux
6 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.25%) Unix
9 2 (4.17%) Android
10 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) ITIL
2 9 (18.75%) Problem Management
3 6 (12.50%) Change Management
3 6 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 4 (8.33%) High Availability
4 4 (8.33%) Logistics
4 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (6.25%) DevOps
5 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.25%) ERP
5 3 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.25%) SDLC
6 2 (4.17%) CRM
6 2 (4.17%) Data Security
6 2 (4.17%) Identity Management
6 2 (4.17%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.17%) C++
3 2 (4.17%) Java
3 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.25%) CCNA
2 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) MCP
3 2 (4.17%) MCSA
3 2 (4.17%) MCSE
3 2 (4.17%) VCP6
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Server
3 2 (4.17%) vSphere
4 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.25%) Puppet
1 3 (6.25%) SCCM
1 3 (6.25%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.92%) VMware
3 7 (14.58%) Citrix
4 4 (8.33%) HP
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle
5 3 (6.25%) Apple
5 3 (6.25%) Dell
6 2 (4.17%) 3Com
6 2 (4.17%) CA
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco
6 2 (4.17%) EMC
6 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.17%) IBM
6 2 (4.17%) Lotus
7 1 (2.08%) Draytek
7 1 (2.08%) NETGEAR
7 1 (2.08%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.08%) Symantec
7 1 (2.08%) Veeam