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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 23 31
Rank change year-on-year -12 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 65 114 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.04% 8.63% 6.31%
As % of the System Software category 70.65% 61.62% 57.81%
Number of salaries quoted 56 106 77
Median salary £30,000 £27,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,250 £19,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,250 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -0.76% -  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 92 185 192
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 8.54% 14.00% 10.92%
Number of salaries quoted 74 154 149
Median salary £32,000 £31,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.58% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £20,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 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
Warrington +11 27 £30,000 -7.69% 7
Macclesfield +1 8 £26,250 +9.37% 1
Chester -5 6 £28,500 +5.55% 2
Northwich -1 5 £32,000 +72.97% 1
Sandbach - 4 £30,000 -
Runcorn +3 3 £19,000 -38.21%
Knutsford -6 2 - -
Crewe -9 1 £19,500 -29.09% 1
Wilmslow -21 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Widnes - 1 £25,500 - 1
Active Directory
North West

Active Directory
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 122 (80.79%) Windows
2 87 (57.62%) Microsoft
3 78 (51.66%) VMware
4 77 (50.99%) Windows Server
5 55 (36.42%) MS Exchange
6 47 (31.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 44 (29.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (28.48%) Hyper-V
9 41 (27.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (25.17%) ITIL
11 37 (24.50%) SQL Server
12 33 (21.85%) MS Excel
12 33 (21.85%) Citrix
12 33 (21.85%) Microsoft Certification
13 31 (20.53%) Office 365
14 30 (19.87%) MS Office
14 30 (19.87%) Windows 7
15 29 (19.21%) SQL
16 25 (16.56%) SLA
16 25 (16.56%) Cisco
17 22 (14.57%) DNS
17 22 (14.57%) SAN
17 22 (14.57%) MCSE
17 22 (14.57%) MCSA
17 22 (14.57%) Windows 8
17 22 (14.57%) Exchange Server 2013
18 21 (13.91%) vSphere
18 21 (13.91%) Exchange Server 2010
18 21 (13.91%) PowerShell
19 18 (11.92%) Firewall

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 55 (36.42%) MS Exchange
2 22 (14.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 21 (13.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.30%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.97%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.65%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.99%) IIS
9 2 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 33 (21.85%) MS Excel
2 30 (19.87%) MS Office
3 3 (1.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Line 50
1 3 (1.99%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 31 (20.53%) Office 365
2 10 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.99%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.66%) IaaS
5 1 (0.66%) PaaS
5 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.57%) DNS
1 22 (14.57%) SAN
2 18 (11.92%) Firewall
2 18 (11.92%) VoIP
3 15 (9.93%) DHCP
4 13 (8.61%) Remote Desktop
5 12 (7.95%) VLAN
6 11 (7.28%) VPN
7 9 (5.96%) Skype
8 7 (4.64%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (4.64%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (3.97%) LAN
9 6 (3.97%) WAN
10 4 (2.65%) TCP/IP
11 3 (1.99%) DMZ
11 3 (1.99%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.32%) Intranet
12 2 (1.32%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.32%) MPLS
13 1 (0.66%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (24.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.97%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.99%) Power BI
5 2 (1.32%) MySQL
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.66%) Maven
2 1 (0.66%) MSI
General
1 17 (11.26%) Finance
2 6 (3.97%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.65%) Back Office
3 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.99%) Marketing
4 3 (1.99%) Retail
5 2 (1.32%) Advertising
5 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.66%) Banking
6 1 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (21.19%) Support Engineer
2 30 (19.87%) Analyst
3 25 (16.56%) IT Support
4 23 (15.23%) 3rd Line Support
5 19 (12.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (11.92%) IT Engineer
7 17 (11.26%) 1st Line Support
7 17 (11.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (11.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 16 (10.60%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 16 (10.60%) Help Desk Support
9 15 (9.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (9.93%) IT Support Engineer
10 14 (9.27%) Support Analyst
11 11 (7.28%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
12 7 (4.64%) IT Analyst
12 7 (4.64%) Service Desk Engineer
13 6 (3.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 6 (3.97%) IT Support Analyst
13 6 (3.97%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.99%) .NET
2 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.60%) Data Centre
1 16 (10.60%) iPad
2 6 (3.97%) EMC VNX
2 6 (3.97%) iPhone
3 4 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.99%) Replication
5 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.32%) NHS
5 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.32%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.66%) CMDB
6 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.66%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.66%) User Experience
6 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 122 (80.79%) Windows
2 77 (50.99%) Windows Server
3 44 (29.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (27.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (19.87%) Windows 7
6 22 (14.57%) Windows 8
7 18 (11.92%) Linux
8 10 (6.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (5.96%) Android
9 9 (5.96%) Apple iOS
10 8 (5.30%) Windows 10
11 4 (2.65%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.99%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.32%) VMS
13 2 (1.32%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.66%) CentOS
14 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.17%) ITIL
2 16 (10.60%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (7.95%) Process Improvement
4 10 (6.62%) Web Development
5 7 (4.64%) Service Management
6 6 (3.97%) Migration
6 6 (3.97%) Time Management
7 5 (3.31%) Asset Management
7 5 (3.31%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (3.31%) CRM
7 5 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (2.65%) Data Extraction
8 4 (2.65%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.65%) Patch Management
8 4 (2.65%) Presales
8 4 (2.65%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.65%) SOA
8 4 (2.65%) Workflow
9 3 (1.99%) Information Management
9 3 (1.99%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.21%) SQL
2 21 (13.91%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.31%) VBScript
4 4 (2.65%) VBA
5 3 (1.99%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.32%) VB
7 1 (0.66%) C#
7 1 (0.66%) PHP
7 1 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (21.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (14.57%) MCSA
2 22 (14.57%) MCSE
3 14 (9.27%) MCITP
3 14 (9.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (3.97%) MCP
5 4 (2.65%) Degree
5 4 (2.65%) NCDA
6 3 (1.99%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.99%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.99%) MCTS
7 2 (1.32%) CCA
7 2 (1.32%) CCNA
7 2 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (16.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (31.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (28.48%) Hyper-V
3 21 (13.91%) vSphere
4 16 (10.60%) XenApp
5 13 (8.61%) XenDesktop
6 11 (7.28%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (4.64%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.32%) Firmware
9 2 (1.32%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.32%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.66%) Docker
10 1 (0.66%) KVM
10 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.66%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (9.27%) SCCM
2 9 (5.96%) Backup Exec
3 8 (5.30%) SCOM
4 7 (4.64%) vRealize
5 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.99%) PaperCut
7 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.32%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.66%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.66%) Puppet
8 1 (0.66%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 87 (57.62%) Microsoft
2 78 (51.66%) VMware
3 33 (21.85%) Citrix
4 25 (16.56%) Cisco
5 9 (5.96%) IBM
5 9 (5.96%) Palo Alto
6 8 (5.30%) EMC
6 8 (5.30%) HP
6 8 (5.30%) Sage
6 8 (5.30%) Veeam
7 7 (4.64%) NetApp
7 7 (4.64%) Oracle
8 5 (3.31%) Sophos
9 4 (2.65%) Apple
9 4 (2.65%) Dell
10 3 (1.99%) Juniper
10 3 (1.99%) Kaspersky
10 3 (1.99%) Siemens
10 3 (1.99%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.32%) SolarWinds
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Widnes
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £27000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
The SmartList
Posted: 18 days ago
Northwich
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago