Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 28 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 +13
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 208 171 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.88% 7.59% 7.95%
As % of the System Software category 64.40% 65.77% 67.45%
Number of salaries quoted 157 161 243
Cheshire median annual salary £25,500 £26,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.77% - -18.46%
10th Percentile £18,500 £18,500 £18,500
90th Percentile £48,350 £43,750 £44,650
North West median annual salary £29,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -10.77% +8.33% -4.76%

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 323 260 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 10.69% 11.54% 11.79%
Number of salaries quoted 235 230 326
Cheshire median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.62% +3.17% -7.35%
10th Percentile £19,000 £18,750 £18,875
90th Percentile £56,850 £48,875 £52,500
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +4.48%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +27 105 £24,250 -34.28% 10
Chester +5 24 £22,500 - 2
Macclesfield +6 14 £27,500 +3.77% 2
Knutsford -33 10 £47,500 +126.19% 3
Crewe -13 9 £45,000 +100.00% 1
Wilmslow -3 8 £34,000 +44.68%
Daresbury - 7 £18,000 -
Runcorn -5 4 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Northwich -3 3 £24,500 +11.36%
Middlewich - 2 £21,500 -
Congleton -3 1 £30,000 +71.43%
Sandbach -13 1 £25,000 +25.00%
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 172 (82.69%) Windows
2 107 (51.44%) Microsoft
3 80 (38.46%) VMware
4 73 (35.10%) Citrix
5 68 (32.69%) Windows Server
6 66 (31.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (28.85%) DNS
8 59 (28.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 57 (27.40%) WAN
9 57 (27.40%) LAN
10 55 (26.44%) MS Exchange
11 54 (25.96%) Microsoft Office
11 54 (25.96%) Office 365
12 53 (25.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 49 (23.56%) Hyper-V
14 48 (23.08%) DHCP
14 48 (23.08%) TCP/IP
14 48 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
15 46 (22.12%) Windows 7
16 45 (21.63%) ITIL
17 41 (19.71%) MCSA
18 35 (16.83%) Cisco
19 34 (16.35%) VPN
20 32 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
21 31 (14.90%) SQL
22 30 (14.42%) Exchange Server 2013
22 30 (14.42%) Data Centre
23 28 (13.46%) Degree
24 26 (12.50%) MCSE
24 26 (12.50%) SAN

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 (26.44%) MS Exchange
2 30 (14.42%) Exchange Server 2013
3 26 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (9.13%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.40%) IIS
6 5 (2.40%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 54 (25.96%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (25.96%) Office 365
2 32 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (2.88%) G Suite
5 4 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.92%) IaaS
6 3 (1.44%) PaaS
7 2 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.96%) SaaS
8 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (28.85%) DNS
2 57 (27.40%) LAN
2 57 (27.40%) WAN
3 48 (23.08%) DHCP
3 48 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 34 (16.35%) VPN
5 26 (12.50%) SAN
6 22 (10.58%) Firewall
7 16 (7.69%) Skype
8 12 (5.77%) Remote Desktop
9 10 (4.81%) VoIP
10 8 (3.85%) WLAN
11 5 (2.40%) MPLS
12 3 (1.44%) Internet
13 2 (0.96%) LDAP
13 2 (0.96%) Wireless
14 1 (0.48%) H.323
14 1 (0.48%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.48%) MGCP
14 1 (0.48%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.92%) DocumentDB
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.48%) JIRA
2 1 (0.48%) Maven
General
1 16 (7.69%) Finance
2 12 (5.77%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.92%) Banking
5 3 (1.44%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.44%) Law
5 3 (1.44%) Publishing
5 3 (1.44%) Retail
6 2 (0.96%) Advertising
6 2 (0.96%) Legal
6 2 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 87 (41.83%) Analyst
2 33 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 32 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 26 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 24 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
5 24 (11.54%) Support Engineer
6 21 (10.10%) Help Desk Analyst
7 19 (9.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 18 (8.65%) Systems Engineer
9 17 (8.17%) Active Directory Analyst
10 16 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
11 13 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (5.29%) IT Engineer
12 11 (5.29%) VMware Engineer
13 10 (4.81%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 10 (4.81%) IT Analyst
13 10 (4.81%) IT Support
13 10 (4.81%) IT Technician
14 9 (4.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.40%) .NET
1 5 (2.40%) .NET Framework
1 5 (2.40%) HTML
1 5 (2.40%) Web Services
2 4 (1.92%) AngularJS
2 4 (1.92%) Apache Cordova
2 4 (1.92%) ASP.NET
2 4 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (1.92%) CSS
2 4 (1.92%) CSS3
2 4 (1.92%) Entity Framework
2 4 (1.92%) HTML5
2 4 (1.92%) Ionic Framework
2 4 (1.92%) Sass
2 4 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (0.96%) Hibernate
3 2 (0.96%) JPA
3 2 (0.96%) JSON
3 2 (0.96%) RESTful
3 2 (0.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.42%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.21%) Management Information System
3 13 (6.25%) Driving Licence
4 11 (5.29%) Fat Client
4 11 (5.29%) Life Science
4 11 (5.29%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.92%) iPad
7 3 (1.44%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.44%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.96%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.96%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.48%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.48%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.48%) User Experience
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 172 (82.69%) Windows
2 68 (32.69%) Windows Server
3 66 (31.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (25.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (22.12%) Windows 7
6 24 (11.54%) Windows 10
6 24 (11.54%) Windows 8
7 19 (9.13%) Windows XP
8 8 (3.85%) Linux
9 7 (3.37%) Android
9 7 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.44%) Unix
11 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (21.63%) ITIL
2 24 (11.54%) Change Management
3 23 (11.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (5.77%) CRM
5 10 (4.81%) IT Strategy
6 7 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (3.37%) Service Delivery
7 6 (2.88%) ITIL V2
7 6 (2.88%) Presales
7 6 (2.88%) Problem Management
7 6 (2.88%) Time Management
8 5 (2.40%) Break/Fix
8 5 (2.40%) Data Security
8 5 (2.40%) ITSM
8 5 (2.40%) Patch Management
8 5 (2.40%) Risk Management
8 5 (2.40%) Service Management
9 4 (1.92%) Business Continuity
9 4 (1.92%) MVC
9 4 (1.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.90%) SQL
2 15 (7.21%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.92%) C#
3 4 (1.92%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.96%) C
4 2 (0.96%) Java
5 1 (0.48%) Ruby
5 1 (0.48%) VB
5 1 (0.48%) VBA
5 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (28.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (19.71%) MCSA
3 28 (13.46%) Degree
4 26 (12.50%) MCSE
5 21 (10.10%) MCP
6 18 (8.65%) CCNA
6 18 (8.65%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (7.21%) A+ Certification
8 10 (4.81%) MCITP
9 8 (3.85%) DBS Check
10 7 (3.37%) CCENT
10 7 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.88%) CCNP
11 6 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (2.40%) CCA
12 5 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (0.48%) HND
14 1 (0.48%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.25%) SLA
2 6 (2.88%) GDPR
3 3 (1.44%) QA
4 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (23.56%) Hyper-V
2 48 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.25%) XenApp
4 7 (3.37%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.88%) vSphere
6 4 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.44%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.48%) Docker
8 1 (0.48%) KVM
8 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (7.21%) SCCM
1 15 (7.21%) WSUS
2 13 (6.25%) SCOM
2 13 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.96%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.96%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.96%) Puppet
5 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 107 (51.44%) Microsoft
2 80 (38.46%) VMware
3 73 (35.10%) Citrix
4 35 (16.83%) Cisco
5 21 (10.10%) Symantec
6 19 (9.13%) NetApp
7 18 (8.65%) Dell
7 18 (8.65%) EqualLogic
8 14 (6.73%) CommVault
9 11 (5.29%) Veeam
10 8 (3.85%) Google
11 5 (2.40%) Sage
12 3 (1.44%) Dell Compellent
12 3 (1.44%) HP
12 3 (1.44%) IBM
12 3 (1.44%) McAfee
12 3 (1.44%) Sophos
13 2 (0.96%) Apple
13 2 (0.96%) arcserve
13 2 (0.96%) CA