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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 25 25
Rank change year-on-year -5 0  
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 105 68 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.22% 7.06% 7.50%
As % of the System Software category 64.02% 72.34% 74.71%
Number of salaries quoted 87 61 98
Median salary £30,000 £32,000 £26,271
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +21.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,050 £22,000 £19,625
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,600 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year - -4.41%  

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 164 94 170
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 11.27% 9.76% 10.04%
Number of salaries quoted 136 75 137
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £23,650 £20,100
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £43,300 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +29 68 £29,500 -32.57% 13
Chester 0 5 £31,500 +1.61% 1
Runcorn -9 5 £37,500 -
Knutsford -34 4 £23,000 +12.19% 2
Macclesfield 0 3 £40,000 +42.85%
Winsford +1 2 £26,750 -10.83%
Northwich -2 2 £24,000 -14.28%
Wilmslow -21 2 £32,750 -9.02% 1
Crewe -22 2 £55,000 +134.04%
Nantwich - 2 £20,750 -
Sandbach - 2 £30,000 -
Widnes - 2 £26,000 -
Daresbury - 2 £18,000 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 126 (74.12%) Windows
2 105 (61.76%) Microsoft
3 77 (45.29%) VMware
4 71 (41.76%) Windows Server
5 68 (40.00%) MS Exchange
6 60 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (25.29%) Hyper-V
9 40 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 39 (22.94%) DNS
10 39 (22.94%) Citrix
10 39 (22.94%) Microsoft Office
11 36 (21.18%) ITIL
11 36 (21.18%) Exchange Server 2010
12 35 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2013
12 35 (20.59%) SQL Server
13 34 (20.00%) Office 365
14 32 (18.82%) SAN
15 30 (17.65%) LAN
15 30 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
15 30 (17.65%) Remote Desktop
16 29 (17.06%) WAN
16 29 (17.06%) Cisco
17 27 (15.88%) SQL
18 26 (15.29%) PowerShell
19 25 (14.71%) XenApp
19 25 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
20 24 (14.12%) VPN
21 23 (13.53%) DHCP
21 23 (13.53%) Microsoft Certification

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 68 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 36 (21.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (7.65%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.71%) Skype for Business
6 7 (4.12%) IIS
7 6 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.76%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.18%) nginx
11 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.59%) Site Server
Applications
1 39 (22.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 34 (20.00%) Office 365
2 25 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.59%) IaaS
5 1 (0.59%) PaaS
5 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (22.94%) DNS
2 32 (18.82%) SAN
3 30 (17.65%) LAN
3 30 (17.65%) Remote Desktop
4 29 (17.06%) WAN
5 24 (14.12%) VPN
6 23 (13.53%) DHCP
7 16 (9.41%) VoIP
8 15 (8.82%) Firewall
9 14 (8.24%) TCP/IP
10 8 (4.71%) Skype
10 8 (4.71%) VLAN
11 7 (4.12%) MPLS
12 5 (2.94%) iSCSI
13 4 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (2.35%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (1.76%) DMZ
14 3 (1.76%) Ethernet
14 3 (1.76%) LDAP
14 3 (1.76%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.18%) DocumentDB
5 2 (1.18%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.35%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.18%) Maven
3 1 (0.59%) MSI
General
1 14 (8.24%) Finance
2 13 (7.65%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.35%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Advertising
5 2 (1.18%) Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Billing
5 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.18%) French Language
5 2 (1.18%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.18%) Legal
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Publishing
5 2 (1.18%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.59%) Back Office
6 1 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (24.71%) Analyst
2 27 (15.88%) Support Engineer
3 26 (15.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 22 (12.94%) Support Analyst
5 21 (12.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 18 (10.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 18 (10.59%) IT Support
7 16 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (7.65%) Consultant
8 13 (7.65%) IT Engineer
9 12 (7.06%) Service Analyst
10 10 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (5.29%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (5.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 9 (5.29%) Technical Consultant
12 8 (4.71%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
12 8 (4.71%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (4.71%) Desktop Support
12 8 (4.71%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.94%) .NET
2 4 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (1.76%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.76%) XML
4 2 (1.18%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.18%) Apache Cordova
4 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.18%) CSS
4 2 (1.18%) CSS3
4 2 (1.18%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.18%) Google Maps API
4 2 (1.18%) HTML
4 2 (1.18%) HTML5
4 2 (1.18%) Ionic Framework
4 2 (1.18%) jQuery
4 2 (1.18%) LAMP
4 2 (1.18%) SAML
4 2 (1.18%) Sass
4 2 (1.18%) Smarty
4 2 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.47%) Blackberry
2 10 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.53%) iPad
3 6 (3.53%) Replication
4 4 (2.35%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.35%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.76%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.76%) EMC VNX
5 3 (1.76%) Life Science
6 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.18%) IVR
6 2 (1.18%) PDA
6 2 (1.18%) PKI
6 2 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.59%) Contactless
7 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.59%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 126 (74.12%) Windows
2 71 (41.76%) Windows Server
3 60 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (12.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (11.76%) Windows 8
7 17 (10.00%) Linux
8 16 (9.41%) Windows 7
9 13 (7.65%) Windows 10
10 7 (4.12%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.94%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.76%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.18%) Android
13 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.18%) Debian
13 2 (1.18%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.18%) VMS
14 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.18%) ITIL
2 30 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (10.00%) Migration
4 11 (6.47%) Service Management
5 10 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 7 (4.12%) Coaching
6 7 (4.12%) Presales
6 7 (4.12%) Problem Management
7 6 (3.53%) Data Migration
7 6 (3.53%) Line Management
8 5 (2.94%) CRM
8 5 (2.94%) High Availability
8 5 (2.94%) ITSM
8 5 (2.94%) Project Management
9 4 (2.35%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.35%) Data Protection
9 4 (2.35%) ITIL V3
9 4 (2.35%) MVC
9 4 (2.35%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.88%) SQL
2 26 (15.29%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.12%) T-SQL
4 6 (3.53%) VBA
4 6 (3.53%) VBScript
5 3 (1.76%) VB
6 2 (1.18%) C#
6 2 (1.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.18%) PHP
6 2 (1.18%) PHP 5
6 2 (1.18%) PHP 7
6 2 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (13.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (9.41%) Security Cleared
3 14 (8.24%) MCSE
3 14 (8.24%) SC Cleared
4 12 (7.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (5.29%) Degree
5 9 (5.29%) MCITP
6 8 (4.71%) CCA
6 8 (4.71%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (4.71%) MCSA
7 5 (2.94%) A+ Certification
7 5 (2.94%) CCNA
7 5 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.94%) MCP
8 3 (1.76%) NCDA
9 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.18%) CCENT
9 2 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.18%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.18%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.65%) SLA
2 3 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 43 (25.29%) Hyper-V
2 40 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (14.71%) XenApp
4 17 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 12 (7.06%) Terminal Services
6 9 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (5.29%) vSphere
7 4 (2.35%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.18%) Docker
9 2 (1.18%) KVM
9 2 (1.18%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.59%) Firmware
10 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (10.59%) SCCM
2 7 (4.12%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.35%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.18%) Puppet
4 2 (1.18%) SCOM
4 2 (1.18%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.59%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.59%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.59%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 105 (61.76%) Microsoft
2 77 (45.29%) VMware
3 39 (22.94%) Citrix
4 29 (17.06%) Cisco
5 19 (11.18%) Veeam
6 8 (4.71%) HP
6 8 (4.71%) NetApp
6 8 (4.71%) Sophos
7 7 (4.12%) SonicWALL
8 6 (3.53%) Palo Alto
9 5 (2.94%) EMC
9 5 (2.94%) Oracle
9 5 (2.94%) Symantec
10 4 (2.35%) IBM
10 4 (2.35%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.76%) Apple
11 3 (1.76%) Dell
11 3 (1.76%) Google
11 3 (1.76%) Juniper
11 3 (1.76%) Kaspersky
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