Period
to 20 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 20 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 36 31
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5 -6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 217 201 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.19% 6.94% 7.29%
As % of the System Software category 61.30% 55.68% 64.80%
Number of salaries quoted 184 161 163
Cheshire median annual salary £32,500 £34,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.41% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,000 £18,550
90th Percentile £52,500 £62,500 £43,750
North West median annual salary £35,000 £31,788 £30,250
% change year-on-year +10.11% +5.08% -6.92%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 354 361 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.26% 12.46% 11.24%
Number of salaries quoted 279 287 242
Cheshire median annual salary £38,000 £42,500 £34,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.59% +22.30% -0.71%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,000 £19,775
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +2.74%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Cheshire

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in Cheshire

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Cheshire

Active Directory
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +1 62 £35,000 -22.22% 7
Chester +25 34 £32,000 -30.81% 6
Knutsford +22 28 £31,250 -8.09% 3
Wilmslow +9 17 £35,000 +59.09% 2
Northwich +1 16 £38,000 +90.00%
Crewe +2 11 £44,250 +36.15% 5
Macclesfield +13 8 £26,750 -10.83% 2
Widnes - 8 £23,500 - 6
Winsford - 6 £45,000 -
Middlewich - 5 £21,000 -
Nantwich - 5 £42,500 -
Alderley Edge - 3 £32,500 - 1
Ellesmere Port +4 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 176 (81.11%) Windows
2 106 (48.85%) Microsoft
3 103 (47.47%) VMware
3 103 (47.47%) Windows Server
4 88 (40.55%) Office 365
5 85 (39.17%) DNS
6 65 (29.95%) Microsoft Azure
7 64 (29.49%) Windows 10
8 62 (28.57%) Firewall
9 59 (27.19%) DHCP
10 58 (26.73%) Cisco
10 58 (26.73%) ITIL
10 58 (26.73%) Windows 7
11 52 (23.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 49 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 46 (21.20%) Linux
14 45 (20.74%) Service Delivery
15 44 (20.28%) MS Exchange
16 43 (19.82%) Degree
16 43 (19.82%) Windows Server 2012
17 41 (18.89%) PowerShell
17 41 (18.89%) TCP/IP
18 40 (18.43%) SAN
19 39 (17.97%) VoIP
20 38 (17.51%) Microsoft Office
21 37 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
22 36 (16.59%) HP
22 36 (16.59%) VLAN
23 35 (16.13%) VMware ESXi
24 34 (15.67%) SQL

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 44 (20.28%) MS Exchange
2 20 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (8.29%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.99%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.23%) IIS
7 5 (2.30%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.84%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 38 (17.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 88 (40.55%) Office 365
2 65 (29.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (15.21%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (6.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (5.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.38%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.92%) IaaS
7 2 (0.92%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.46%) SaaS
8 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 85 (39.17%) DNS
2 62 (28.57%) Firewall
3 59 (27.19%) DHCP
4 41 (18.89%) TCP/IP
5 40 (18.43%) SAN
6 39 (17.97%) VoIP
7 36 (16.59%) VLAN
8 22 (10.14%) LAN
8 22 (10.14%) WAN
9 18 (8.29%) VPN
10 16 (7.37%) NAS
11 14 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (5.53%) Wireless
13 7 (3.23%) Skype
14 5 (2.30%) Internet
14 5 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (2.30%) WLAN
15 4 (1.84%) Broadband
15 4 (1.84%) MPLS
16 3 (1.38%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (2.30%) MS Access
2 5 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (5.99%) Manufacturing
2 10 (4.61%) Finance
3 6 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.30%) Banking
5 4 (1.84%) Back Office
6 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.92%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.46%) Advertising
7 1 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 46 (21.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 38 (17.51%) IT Engineer
3 35 (16.13%) Analyst
3 35 (16.13%) Support Engineer
4 33 (15.21%) IT Support
5 29 (13.36%) 2nd Line Support
6 27 (12.44%) Service Analyst
6 27 (12.44%) Service Desk Analyst
7 24 (11.06%) Support Technician
8 21 (9.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 21 (9.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 19 (8.76%) IT Support Engineer
9 19 (8.76%) Systems Engineer
10 16 (7.37%) 2nd Line Support Technician
10 16 (7.37%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (7.37%) IT Technician
11 15 (6.91%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (6.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
12 14 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (5.99%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.84%) .NET
2 2 (0.92%) JSON
2 2 (0.92%) SAML
3 1 (0.46%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.52%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.45%) EMC VNX
3 11 (5.07%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.15%) iPhone
5 8 (3.69%) Smartphone
6 7 (3.23%) iPad
7 6 (2.76%) Replication
8 5 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.84%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.84%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.38%) Wiki
11 2 (0.92%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.92%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.92%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.92%) Social Network
11 2 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.46%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 176 (81.11%) Windows
2 103 (47.47%) Windows Server
3 64 (29.49%) Windows 10
4 58 (26.73%) Windows 7
5 46 (21.20%) Linux
6 43 (19.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (11.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (7.37%) Mac OS X
8 16 (7.37%) Windows XP
9 15 (6.91%) CentOS
10 13 (5.99%) Ubuntu
10 13 (5.99%) Windows 8
11 8 (3.69%) Unix
12 6 (2.76%) Android
12 6 (2.76%) Apple iOS
13 5 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.38%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (26.73%) ITIL
2 52 (23.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 45 (20.74%) Service Delivery
4 37 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (11.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (8.29%) Change Management
7 17 (7.83%) Proactive Monitoring
8 14 (6.45%) Project Delivery
9 13 (5.99%) Asset Management
10 12 (5.53%) Artificial Intelligence
10 12 (5.53%) Data Protection
10 12 (5.53%) Data Science
10 12 (5.53%) Software Engineering
10 12 (5.53%) Task Automation
11 10 (4.61%) Change Control
12 9 (4.15%) Problem Management
13 8 (3.69%) DNA
13 8 (3.69%) High Availability
13 8 (3.69%) Migration
13 8 (3.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (18.89%) PowerShell
2 34 (15.67%) SQL
3 12 (5.53%) Bash Shell
3 12 (5.53%) Python
4 4 (1.84%) R
4 4 (1.84%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.84%) VBScript
5 1 (0.46%) Java
5 1 (0.46%) Perl
5 1 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (19.82%) Degree
2 33 (15.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (9.68%) MCSA
4 15 (6.91%) MCSE
5 12 (5.53%) RHCA
5 12 (5.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (3.69%) MCITP
7 6 (2.76%) CCNA
7 6 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.76%) MCP
7 6 (2.76%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.84%) CCNP
10 3 (1.38%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.38%) HND
10 3 (1.38%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.46%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.46%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.44%) SLA
2 9 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.84%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 49 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (16.13%) VMware ESXi
3 28 (12.90%) vSphere
4 16 (7.37%) Hyper-V
5 12 (5.53%) pfSense
6 7 (3.23%) BitLocker
7 6 (2.76%) XenApp
8 3 (1.38%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.92%) Docker
10 1 (0.46%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.46%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (12.90%) SCCM
2 12 (5.53%) Ansible
2 12 (5.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (5.07%) WSUS
4 6 (2.76%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.92%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.46%) DameWare
6 1 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.46%) OpenView
6 1 (0.46%) OVSD
6 1 (0.46%) PaperCut
6 1 (0.46%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.46%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.46%) vMotion
Vendors
1 106 (48.85%) Microsoft
2 103 (47.47%) VMware
3 58 (26.73%) Cisco
4 36 (16.59%) HP
5 26 (11.98%) Citrix
6 20 (9.22%) Dell
6 20 (9.22%) IBM
7 15 (6.91%) EMC
8 12 (5.53%) Aruba
8 12 (5.53%) CommVault
8 12 (5.53%) Meraki
8 12 (5.53%) Palo Alto
8 12 (5.53%) Red Hat
8 12 (5.53%) WatchGuard
9 10 (4.61%) NetApp
10 9 (4.15%) Apple
11 6 (2.76%) McAfee
11 6 (2.76%) Remedy
12 5 (2.30%) Lotus
12 5 (2.30%) Oracle