Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 24 24
Rank change year-on-year -16 0 +10
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 223 377 313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.83% 7.92% 7.89%
As % of the System Software category 49.45% 62.83% 64.94%
Number of salaries quoted 208 296 306
Birmingham median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% -10.71%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £61,500 £55,000 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £33,500 £30,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year +9.84% -8.96% -4.29%

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

All System Software Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 451 600 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.78% 12.60% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 372 414 397
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.59% -8.75% +3.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -1.41%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Birmingham

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in Birmingham

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 186 (83.41%) Windows
2 151 (67.71%) Microsoft
3 124 (55.61%) VMware
4 98 (43.95%) Windows Server
5 92 (41.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 72 (32.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 70 (31.39%) ITIL
8 65 (29.15%) Microsoft Azure
9 64 (28.70%) MCSE
10 60 (26.91%) Firewall
11 56 (25.11%) Cisco
12 52 (23.32%) Hyper-V
12 52 (23.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 51 (22.87%) DNS
14 50 (22.42%) PowerShell
15 46 (20.63%) MCSA
16 45 (20.18%) SCCM
16 45 (20.18%) Office 365
17 44 (19.73%) Citrix
17 44 (19.73%) SAN
18 39 (17.49%) MS Exchange
19 38 (17.04%) Linux
19 38 (17.04%) Windows Server 2012
20 37 (16.59%) Veeam
20 37 (16.59%) Data Centre
20 37 (16.59%) Cisco Certification
21 36 (16.14%) Windows 10
22 35 (15.70%) vSphere
22 35 (15.70%) DHCP
22 35 (15.70%) SQL Server

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 39 (17.49%) MS Exchange
2 32 (14.35%) SharePoint
3 21 (9.42%) IIS
4 12 (5.38%) Skype for Business
5 10 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (3.14%) Apache
7 7 (3.14%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.90%) WordPress
10 1 (0.45%) Confluence
10 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 26 (11.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Workfront
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 65 (29.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (20.18%) Office 365
3 14 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (5.83%) IaaS
5 11 (4.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (3.14%) PaaS
7 6 (2.69%) G Suite
8 5 (2.24%) SaaS
9 4 (1.79%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 60 (26.91%) Firewall
2 51 (22.87%) DNS
3 44 (19.73%) SAN
4 35 (15.70%) DHCP
5 34 (15.25%) WAN
6 30 (13.45%) LAN
7 27 (12.11%) VPN
8 17 (7.62%) IPsec
8 17 (7.62%) TCP/IP
9 16 (7.17%) Skype
10 15 (6.73%) VoIP
11 14 (6.28%) SSL
12 13 (5.83%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (5.83%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (3.59%) SNMP
13 8 (3.59%) VLAN
14 7 (3.14%) MPLS
14 7 (3.14%) SSH
14 7 (3.14%) TACACS
15 5 (2.24%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.45%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.45%) GitLab
2 1 (0.45%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.45%) Subversion
2 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (11.21%) Finance
2 13 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.69%) Automotive
4 5 (2.24%) Law
5 4 (1.79%) Legal
5 4 (1.79%) Marketing
6 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.90%) Publishing
6 2 (0.90%) Retail
7 1 (0.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (25.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 49 (21.97%) Analyst
3 28 (12.56%) Support Engineer
4 25 (11.21%) Support Analyst
5 21 (9.42%) IT Support
6 20 (8.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 17 (7.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (5.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (5.38%) IT Engineer
10 11 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 11 (4.93%) Consultant
10 11 (4.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 11 (4.93%) Network Engineer
11 10 (4.48%) Architect
11 10 (4.48%) Infrastructure Support
11 10 (4.48%) Service Analyst
12 9 (4.04%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (4.04%) IT Support Engineer
12 9 (4.04%) Technical Analyst
13 8 (3.59%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.38%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.14%) .NET
3 4 (1.79%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (0.90%) CSS
4 2 (0.90%) Entity Framework
4 2 (0.90%) HTML
4 2 (0.90%) HTML5
4 2 (0.90%) Middleware
5 1 (0.45%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.59%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.17%) Driving Licence
2 16 (7.17%) PKI
3 10 (4.48%) Clustering
4 9 (4.04%) Replication
5 8 (3.59%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.14%) Blackberry
6 7 (3.14%) Handset
6 7 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.69%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.24%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (1.35%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.35%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.90%) CMDB
10 2 (0.90%) FMCG
10 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.90%) Tandem
10 2 (0.90%) User Experience
11 1 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 186 (83.41%) Windows
2 98 (43.95%) Windows Server
3 52 (23.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (17.04%) Linux
4 38 (17.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (16.14%) Windows 10
6 34 (15.25%) Windows 7
7 24 (10.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.14%) Android
8 7 (3.14%) CentOS
8 7 (3.14%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.69%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.69%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (2.24%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.24%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (31.39%) ITIL
2 26 (11.66%) PRINCE2
3 21 (9.42%) Business Continuity
3 21 (9.42%) Project Management
4 20 (8.97%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (8.97%) Service Delivery
5 16 (7.17%) Business Continuity Planning
6 15 (6.73%) Line Management
7 14 (6.28%) Presales
7 14 (6.28%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (5.83%) Network Design
8 13 (5.83%) Service Management
9 12 (5.38%) IT Strategy
9 12 (5.38%) ITIL V3
10 11 (4.93%) Configuration Management
11 10 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (4.04%) BCP
12 9 (4.04%) Contingency Planning
12 9 (4.04%) Six Sigma
12 9 (4.04%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 50 (22.42%) PowerShell
2 29 (13.00%) SQL
3 22 (9.87%) Bash Shell
4 15 (6.73%) VBScript
5 8 (3.59%) VB
6 7 (3.14%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.24%) C#
8 3 (1.35%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.90%) C
9 2 (0.90%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.45%) Java
10 1 (0.45%) VBA
10 1 (0.45%) X++
Qualifications
1 72 (32.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (28.70%) MCSE
3 46 (20.63%) MCSA
4 37 (16.59%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (14.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (10.31%) CCNA
7 18 (8.07%) MCITP
8 17 (7.62%) CCNP
9 12 (5.38%) Degree
9 12 (5.38%) Security Cleared
10 8 (3.59%) SC Cleared
11 7 (3.14%) CCIE
11 7 (3.14%) MCP
12 6 (2.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (2.24%) Master's Degree
13 5 (2.24%) MOS
13 5 (2.24%) VCP4
14 4 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.35%) MCDST
16 2 (0.90%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.83%) SLA
2 11 (4.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (4.04%) COBIT
4 2 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.90%) QA
5 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.45%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 92 (41.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (23.32%) Hyper-V
3 35 (15.70%) vSphere
4 23 (10.31%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (6.28%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (3.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (2.69%) XenApp
7 6 (2.69%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.24%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.35%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.90%) Firmware
10 2 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.45%) Docker
11 1 (0.45%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 45 (20.18%) SCCM
2 20 (8.97%) SCOM
3 17 (7.62%) Backup Exec
4 13 (5.83%) NetBackup
4 13 (5.83%) WSUS
5 12 (5.38%) vCenter Server
6 8 (3.59%) SCVMM
7 6 (2.69%) AirWatch
7 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (2.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (2.24%) MOM
9 3 (1.35%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.90%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.90%) Puppet
10 2 (0.90%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.45%) Ansible
11 1 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.45%) SCSM
Vendors
1 151 (67.71%) Microsoft
2 124 (55.61%) VMware
3 56 (25.11%) Cisco
4 44 (19.73%) Citrix
5 37 (16.59%) Veeam
6 31 (13.90%) NetApp
7 30 (13.45%) HP
8 26 (11.66%) Dell
8 26 (11.66%) Juniper
9 13 (5.83%) EMC
9 13 (5.83%) EqualLogic
9 13 (5.83%) Sophos
10 11 (4.93%) F5
10 11 (4.93%) Fortinet
11 10 (4.48%) Brocade
11 10 (4.48%) Red Hat
12 8 (3.59%) Google
12 8 (3.59%) Nimble Storage
12 8 (3.59%) Symantec
13 7 (3.14%) Synology