Period
to 20 July 2018

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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 34 27
Rank change year-on-year -7 -7 +4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 196 182 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.28% 6.95% 7.49%
As % of the System Software category 51.72% 65.70% 64.37%
Number of salaries quoted 155 152 165
Cheshire median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £20,000 £18,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £44,875 £47,500
North West median annual salary £31,500 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year - -3.08% +4.84%

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 379 277 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.14% 10.58% 11.64%
Number of salaries quoted 295 223 217
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +4.62% -5.11%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,550 £19,400
90th Percentile £64,500 £57,500 £53,750
North West median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.67% +7.14% -

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018. 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 -4 73 £45,000 +52.54% 11
Knutsford +18 29 £34,000 +47.83% 3
Wilmslow +23 23 £23,000 -34.29% 1
Chester +1 13 £30,000 - 2
Crewe -2 13 £30,000 -45.45% 2
Daresbury -1 6 £21,000 +16.67%
Runcorn +7 5 £33,750 -3.57% 2
Northwich -1 3 £20,000 -29.20% 2
Ellesmere Port - 3 £24,000 -
Sandbach 0 2 - -
Macclesfield -6 2 £27,000 -1.82% 7
Lymm - 1 £29,000 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 154 (78.57%) Windows
2 96 (48.98%) Microsoft
3 72 (36.73%) Office 365
4 70 (35.71%) VMware
5 68 (34.69%) Windows Server
6 56 (28.57%) Linux
7 54 (27.55%) SQL Server
8 53 (27.04%) Hyper-V
8 53 (27.04%) Microsoft Azure
9 52 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 49 (25.00%) Citrix
11 46 (23.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 43 (21.94%) ITIL
13 41 (20.92%) VPN
14 40 (20.41%) SQL
14 40 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
15 37 (18.88%) DNS
16 33 (16.84%) Disaster Recovery
17 32 (16.33%) Firewall
17 32 (16.33%) Project Management
17 32 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
18 30 (15.31%) Windows 7
18 30 (15.31%) PowerShell
19 28 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
19 28 (14.29%) WAN
20 27 (13.78%) Configuration Management
21 26 (13.27%) MS Exchange
21 26 (13.27%) LAN
21 26 (13.27%) Time Management
21 26 (13.27%) Jenkins

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 26 (13.27%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.16%) IIS
3 15 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (6.63%) Skype for Business
5 11 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (4.59%) SharePoint
7 8 (4.08%) Tomcat
8 6 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (2.04%) Apache
11 1 (0.51%) JBoss
11 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.55%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 72 (36.73%) Office 365
2 53 (27.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.55%) IaaS
5 3 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.51%) NuGet
6 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (20.92%) VPN
2 37 (18.88%) DNS
3 32 (16.33%) Firewall
4 28 (14.29%) WAN
5 26 (13.27%) LAN
6 24 (12.24%) Network Security
7 23 (11.73%) SAN
7 23 (11.73%) TCP/IP
8 18 (9.18%) DHCP
9 13 (6.63%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (4.08%) VoIP
11 7 (3.57%) Skype
11 7 (3.57%) VLAN
12 6 (3.06%) BGP
12 6 (3.06%) EIGRP
12 6 (3.06%) MPLS
13 2 (1.02%) FTP
13 2 (1.02%) POP3
13 2 (1.02%) SMTP
13 2 (1.02%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (27.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.08%) MySQL
3 5 (2.55%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.55%) HBase
3 5 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.51%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.51%) Power BI
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (13.27%) Jenkins
2 20 (10.20%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.55%) Ant
3 5 (2.55%) CA Release Automation
3 5 (2.55%) Gradle
3 5 (2.55%) IntelliJ
3 5 (2.55%) JIRA
3 5 (2.55%) JUnit
3 5 (2.55%) Maven
3 5 (2.55%) Selenium
3 5 (2.55%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.51%) Chocolatey
4 1 (0.51%) WiX
General
1 16 (8.16%) Finance
2 9 (4.59%) Banking
2 9 (4.59%) Retail
3 8 (4.08%) Retail Banking
4 7 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.04%) Publishing
6 3 (1.53%) Advertising
7 2 (1.02%) Law
7 2 (1.02%) Local Government
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (26.02%) Analyst
2 32 (16.33%) Support Engineer
3 26 (13.27%) IT Analyst
4 22 (11.22%) 3rd Line Support
5 21 (10.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 18 (9.18%) IT Support
6 18 (9.18%) Support Analyst
7 17 (8.67%) Architect
8 16 (8.16%) Technical Analyst
9 15 (7.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (7.65%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (7.65%) Service Analyst
9 15 (7.65%) Service Desk Analyst
9 15 (7.65%) Technical Architect
10 14 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (7.14%) Lead DevOps
11 13 (6.63%) IT Engineer
12 12 (6.12%) Project Manager
13 11 (5.61%) Windows Engineer
14 10 (5.10%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.61%) HTML
1 11 (5.61%) LDAP
2 7 (3.57%) CSS
3 6 (3.06%) AngularJS
3 6 (3.06%) SAML
4 5 (2.55%) Flask
4 5 (2.55%) Kafka
4 5 (2.55%) NumPy
4 5 (2.55%) Pandas
4 5 (2.55%) scikit-learn
4 5 (2.55%) SciPy
4 5 (2.55%) Spring
4 5 (2.55%) XML
5 4 (2.04%) .NET
6 3 (1.53%) Web Services
7 2 (1.02%) J2EE
7 2 (1.02%) JSP
7 2 (1.02%) Servlets
7 2 (1.02%) SOAP
7 2 (1.02%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (5.61%) Data Centre
5 10 (5.10%) Private Cloud
6 8 (4.08%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.57%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.06%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (2.55%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (2.04%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 3 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (1.53%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (1.53%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.53%) PKI
11 3 (1.53%) Replication
11 3 (1.53%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (1.02%) Clustering
12 2 (1.02%) CMDB
12 2 (1.02%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 154 (78.57%) Windows
2 68 (34.69%) Windows Server
3 56 (28.57%) Linux
4 52 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (23.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (15.31%) Windows 7
7 16 (8.16%) Windows 10
8 11 (5.61%) Unix
9 10 (5.10%) Android
10 9 (4.59%) Apple iOS
11 7 (3.57%) CentOS
11 7 (3.57%) Windows 8
12 6 (3.06%) SUSE
13 5 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.53%) Ubuntu
15 2 (1.02%) AIX
16 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.94%) ITIL
2 33 (16.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 32 (16.33%) Project Management
4 27 (13.78%) Configuration Management
5 26 (13.27%) Time Management
6 23 (11.73%) DevOps
7 22 (11.22%) Business Continuity
8 20 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (9.69%) Presales
9 19 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (9.18%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (9.18%) Process Improvement
11 16 (8.16%) Customer Requirements
12 15 (7.65%) Enterprise Architecture
12 15 (7.65%) Programme Management
12 15 (7.65%) Server Virtualisation
12 15 (7.65%) Vendor Relationship Management
13 14 (7.14%) ITSM
13 14 (7.14%) Service Management
14 12 (6.12%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 40 (20.41%) SQL
2 30 (15.31%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.61%) Java
4 10 (5.10%) JavaScript
4 10 (5.10%) Python
5 5 (2.55%) Java 8
6 3 (1.53%) Assembly Language
6 3 (1.53%) C#
7 2 (1.02%) BeanShell
7 2 (1.02%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.02%) VBScript
8 1 (0.51%) Dart
Qualifications
1 28 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (12.76%) MCSE
3 20 (10.20%) Security Cleared
4 18 (9.18%) MCP
5 13 (6.63%) Degree
6 8 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.55%) CISSP
7 5 (2.55%) MCSA
8 4 (2.04%) CCNA
8 4 (2.04%) CISA
8 4 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.53%) GCFA
9 3 (1.53%) GCFE
9 3 (1.53%) GREM
10 2 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.51%) CCNP
11 1 (0.51%) CEH
11 1 (0.51%) CISM
11 1 (0.51%) HND
11 1 (0.51%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.69%) SLA
2 11 (5.61%) QA
3 10 (5.10%) GDPR
4 3 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 53 (27.04%) Hyper-V
2 40 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.61%) Terminal Services
4 10 (5.10%) KVM
4 10 (5.10%) VirtualBox
4 10 (5.10%) Xen
5 7 (3.57%) vSphere
5 7 (3.57%) XenApp
6 5 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.55%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.04%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.02%) Docker
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (10.71%) Ansible
2 16 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (6.12%) Terraform
4 11 (5.61%) Puppet
4 11 (5.61%) SCCM
5 9 (4.59%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.55%) WSUS
7 3 (1.53%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.02%) Foglight
8 2 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.02%) SCOM
8 2 (1.02%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 96 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 70 (35.71%) VMware
3 49 (25.00%) Citrix
4 25 (12.76%) Cisco
5 15 (7.65%) IBM
6 10 (5.10%) HP
6 10 (5.10%) Veeam
7 6 (3.06%) McAfee
7 6 (3.06%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.55%) Cloudera
8 5 (2.55%) Oracle
8 5 (2.55%) Splunk
9 4 (2.04%) Dell
9 4 (2.04%) NetApp
10 3 (1.53%) Avaya
10 3 (1.53%) Google
10 3 (1.53%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (1.53%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.53%) Sun
11 2 (1.02%) Dell Compellent