Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 31 21
Rank change year-on-year -6 -10 +13
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 210 157 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.57% 6.91% 8.90%
As % of the System Software category 61.05% 58.58% 67.73%
Number of salaries quoted 152 146 246
Cheshire median annual salary £27,500 £26,250 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -2.78% -20.59%
10th Percentile £18,775 £18,625 £18,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £39,250 £43,750
North West median annual salary £29,250 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.33% -7.69%

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 344 268 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 10.76% 11.80% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 240 224 322
Cheshire median annual salary £36,750 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.08% +3.17% -16.00%
10th Percentile £19,250 £18,750 £19,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £49,625 £52,500
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year - +10.29% -1.45%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +15 84 £24,250 -30.71% 11
Chester +6 39 £25,000 +2.04% 9
Wilmslow +22 19 £34,000 +47.83% 3
Macclesfield +4 17 £27,500 +3.77% 6
Crewe -7 9 £35,000 +55.56% 1
Knutsford -40 6 £47,500 +126.19%
Runcorn 0 4 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Daresbury - 4 £19,000 -
Northwich -7 1 £31,500 +22.33%
Congleton -9 1 £30,000 +71.43%
Middlewich - 1 £22,000 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 175 (83.33%) Windows
2 91 (43.33%) Microsoft
3 85 (40.48%) VMware
4 70 (33.33%) Citrix
5 69 (32.86%) Windows Server
6 65 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (28.10%) DNS
8 56 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 56 (26.67%) MS Exchange
9 55 (26.19%) Office 365
10 54 (25.71%) LAN
10 54 (25.71%) WAN
11 52 (24.76%) Hyper-V
12 50 (23.81%) Windows 7
12 50 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 49 (23.33%) DHCP
14 48 (22.86%) ITIL
14 48 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
15 47 (22.38%) Microsoft Office
16 45 (21.43%) TCP/IP
17 42 (20.00%) MCSA
18 35 (16.67%) Data Centre
19 34 (16.19%) SQL
20 29 (13.81%) VPN
21 28 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
21 28 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
22 27 (12.86%) Windows 10
22 27 (12.86%) Cisco
22 27 (12.86%) Firewall
23 26 (12.38%) 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 56 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 28 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 24 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (9.52%) Skype for Business
5 11 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.86%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.38%) IIS
8 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (22.38%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.48%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 55 (26.19%) Office 365
2 28 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.38%) G Suite
5 4 (1.90%) IaaS
6 3 (1.43%) PaaS
7 2 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.95%) SaaS
8 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (28.10%) DNS
2 54 (25.71%) LAN
2 54 (25.71%) WAN
3 49 (23.33%) DHCP
4 45 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 29 (13.81%) VPN
6 27 (12.86%) Firewall
7 26 (12.38%) SAN
8 11 (5.24%) Skype
9 9 (4.29%) WLAN
10 6 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (2.38%) VoIP
12 4 (1.90%) VLAN
13 2 (0.95%) IMAP
13 2 (0.95%) Internet
14 1 (0.48%) H.323
14 1 (0.48%) Intranet
14 1 (0.48%) LDAP
14 1 (0.48%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.95%) Cosmos DB
2 2 (0.95%) MySQL
2 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) JIRA
General
1 17 (8.10%) Finance
2 10 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.86%) Advertising
3 6 (2.86%) Banking
3 6 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.95%) Games
4 2 (0.95%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.95%) Law
4 2 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (0.95%) Publishing
4 2 (0.95%) Retail
5 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (40.00%) Analyst
2 40 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 32 (15.24%) Support Analyst
4 25 (11.90%) Support Engineer
5 22 (10.48%) Service Desk Analyst
6 21 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
6 21 (10.00%) Service Analyst
7 19 (9.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 18 (8.57%) Active Directory Analyst
8 18 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
9 15 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 14 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 12 (5.71%) IT Analyst
12 11 (5.24%) VMware Engineer
13 9 (4.29%) Active Directory Engineer
14 8 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
14 8 (3.81%) IT Support
14 8 (3.81%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.29%) HTML
2 6 (2.86%) Web Services
3 5 (2.38%) .NET
3 5 (2.38%) XML
4 4 (1.90%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.90%) CSS
5 2 (0.95%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.95%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.95%) CSS3
5 2 (0.95%) Entity Framework
5 2 (0.95%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.95%) HTML5
5 2 (0.95%) Ionic Framework
5 2 (0.95%) JPA
5 2 (0.95%) jQuery
5 2 (0.95%) JSON
5 2 (0.95%) RESTful
5 2 (0.95%) Sass
5 2 (0.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.71%) Driving Licence
2 12 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.81%) Fat Client
3 8 (3.81%) Thin Client
4 7 (3.33%) Life Science
5 6 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.90%) CMDB
8 3 (1.43%) iPad
9 2 (0.95%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.95%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.95%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.95%) Replication
9 2 (0.95%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.48%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 175 (83.33%) Windows
2 69 (32.86%) Windows Server
3 65 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 50 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (12.86%) Windows 10
6 21 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 17 (8.10%) Windows XP
8 8 (3.81%) Android
9 6 (2.86%) Linux
10 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.43%) Unix
12 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.48%) AIX
13 1 (0.48%) CentOS
13 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.86%) ITIL
2 21 (10.00%) Change Management
3 18 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (5.24%) CRM
5 10 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 9 (4.29%) ERP
6 9 (4.29%) Patch Management
7 6 (2.86%) ITSM
7 6 (2.86%) Service Management
8 5 (2.38%) IT Strategy
8 5 (2.38%) ITIL V2
8 5 (2.38%) Mentoring
8 5 (2.38%) Time Management
9 4 (1.90%) E-Commerce
9 4 (1.90%) Hardware Maintenance
9 4 (1.90%) Presales
10 3 (1.43%) Data Security
10 3 (1.43%) Project Management
10 3 (1.43%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.19%) SQL
2 17 (8.10%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.33%) Java
5 6 (2.86%) PHP
6 4 (1.90%) C#
7 1 (0.48%) BeanShell
7 1 (0.48%) C
7 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (20.00%) MCSA
3 26 (12.38%) MCSE
4 24 (11.43%) Degree
5 19 (9.05%) MCP
6 16 (7.62%) CCNA
6 16 (7.62%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (6.19%) A+ Certification
8 11 (5.24%) MCITP
9 7 (3.33%) DBS Check
9 7 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.86%) CCENT
11 5 (2.38%) CCNP
11 5 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.95%) MCDST
12 2 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.48%) CCA
13 1 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.48%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.19%) SLA
2 6 (2.86%) GDPR
3 2 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 52 (24.76%) Hyper-V
2 48 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.67%) XenApp
4 7 (3.33%) vSphere
5 6 (2.86%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.95%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.95%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (8.10%) SCCM
2 14 (6.67%) WSUS
3 11 (5.24%) SCOM
4 9 (4.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.43%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.95%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 91 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 85 (40.48%) VMware
3 70 (33.33%) Citrix
4 27 (12.86%) Cisco
5 17 (8.10%) NetApp
6 16 (7.62%) Dell
7 14 (6.67%) EqualLogic
8 13 (6.19%) Google
8 13 (6.19%) Symantec
9 11 (5.24%) CommVault
10 9 (4.29%) IBM
11 8 (3.81%) Sage
11 8 (3.81%) Veeam
12 5 (2.38%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.90%) HP
14 3 (1.43%) SAP
15 2 (0.95%) Apple
15 2 (0.95%) McAfee
15 2 (0.95%) Remedy
15 2 (0.95%) Wyse