Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 36 31
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 -10
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 177 208 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.28% 6.57% 6.98%
As % of the System Software category 59.00% 60.64% 58.43%
Number of salaries quoted 150 150 145
Cheshire median annual salary £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.82% +5.77% -3.70%
10th Percentile £19,725 £18,750 £18,600
90th Percentile £57,150 £45,000 £39,250
North West median annual salary £32,500 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +12.07% -10.77% +8.33%

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 300 343 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.04% 10.84% 11.95%
Number of salaries quoted 249 240 223
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.38% +3.17%
10th Percentile £20,750 £19,250 £18,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £49,750
North West median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +17.33% - +10.29%

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 -6 53 £42,000 +73.20% 8
Wilmslow 0 32 £22,000 -35.29% 3
Runcorn +8 15 £25,250 -8.18% 1
Macclesfield +20 14 £27,500 - 3
Northwich +11 14 £20,000 -36.51% 2
Chester -1 11 £25,500 +2.00% 3
Knutsford +29 8 £38,250 -19.47%
Widnes - 7 £27,000 -
Daresbury -7 4 £25,500 +34.21%
Crewe +3 2 - - 1
Sandbach +11 1 £27,500 +10.00%
Nantwich - 1 £21,500 -
Winsford - 1 £27,500 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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.

1 132 (74.58%) Windows
2 81 (45.76%) Microsoft
3 66 (37.29%) ITIL
4 65 (36.72%) Office 365
5 58 (32.77%) VMware
6 56 (31.64%) Windows Server
7 47 (26.55%) Citrix
8 45 (25.42%) DNS
9 37 (20.90%) Microsoft Office
9 37 (20.90%) Hyper-V
10 35 (19.77%) Problem-Solving
11 34 (19.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 33 (18.64%) Windows 7
13 32 (18.08%) DHCP
13 32 (18.08%) SAN
14 31 (17.51%) Disaster Recovery
14 31 (17.51%) MCSE
15 28 (15.82%) SharePoint
15 28 (15.82%) Cisco
15 28 (15.82%) VMware Infrastructure
16 27 (15.25%) LAN
17 26 (14.69%) TCP/IP
17 26 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
18 24 (13.56%) WAN
19 23 (12.99%) MS Exchange
19 23 (12.99%) SQL
20 21 (11.86%) MCP
20 21 (11.86%) SLA
21 20 (11.30%) VPN
21 20 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008

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 28 (15.82%) SharePoint
2 23 (12.99%) MS Exchange
3 14 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.78%) IIS
5 7 (3.95%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.13%) Apache
7 2 (1.13%) JBoss
7 2 (1.13%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.13%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (20.90%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 65 (36.72%) Office 365
2 26 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.52%) IaaS
4 6 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 45 (25.42%) DNS
2 32 (18.08%) DHCP
2 32 (18.08%) SAN
3 27 (15.25%) LAN
4 26 (14.69%) TCP/IP
5 24 (13.56%) WAN
6 20 (11.30%) VPN
7 18 (10.17%) Wireless
8 14 (7.91%) Firewall
9 13 (7.34%) VoIP
10 12 (6.78%) SMTP
11 10 (5.65%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (5.08%) Skype
13 7 (3.95%) Internet
14 6 (3.39%) FTP
14 6 (3.39%) HTTP
14 6 (3.39%) SNMP
14 6 (3.39%) SSH
15 4 (2.26%) Network Security
16 3 (1.69%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (3.39%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.13%) Big Data
3 2 (1.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.56%) MSI
2 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (9.60%) Manufacturing
2 15 (8.47%) Finance
3 11 (6.21%) Publishing
4 10 (5.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.69%) Banking
6 2 (1.13%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 42 (23.73%) Analyst
2 28 (15.82%) Support Engineer
3 27 (15.25%) IT Support
4 26 (14.69%) IT Analyst
5 19 (10.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 17 (9.60%) Service Desk Technician
7 16 (9.04%) IT Engineer
8 14 (7.91%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (7.91%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (7.91%) Active Directory Analyst
8 14 (7.91%) Help Desk Analyst
9 13 (7.34%) Service Analyst
9 13 (7.34%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (6.78%) Support Analyst
11 11 (6.21%) Consultant
11 11 (6.21%) Technical Consultant
12 10 (5.65%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
12 10 (5.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (5.08%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.39%) .NET
2 4 (2.26%) AngularJS
2 4 (2.26%) React
2 4 (2.26%) Vue.js
2 4 (2.26%) Web Services
3 3 (1.69%) LDAP
4 2 (1.13%) CSS
4 2 (1.13%) HTML
4 2 (1.13%) SAML
4 2 (1.13%) SPNEGO
4 2 (1.13%) XACML
5 1 (0.56%) Ajax
5 1 (0.56%) DHTML
5 1 (0.56%) JDBC
5 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.73%) Data Centre
2 17 (9.60%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.82%) Mobile Computing
3 5 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.26%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.69%) Clustering
5 3 (1.69%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.13%) PKI
7 1 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.56%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) PMI
7 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 132 (74.58%) Windows
2 56 (31.64%) Windows Server
3 33 (18.64%) Windows 7
4 20 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (10.17%) Android
5 18 (10.17%) Apple iOS
6 15 (8.47%) Mac OS
6 15 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (7.34%) Windows 10
8 11 (6.21%) Linux
9 9 (5.08%) Mac OS X
9 9 (5.08%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (37.29%) ITIL
2 35 (19.77%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (17.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (10.73%) ITSM
4 19 (10.73%) Service Delivery
5 16 (9.04%) Service Management
6 15 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 15 (8.47%) Presales
7 12 (6.78%) Break/Fix
7 12 (6.78%) Project Management
8 11 (6.21%) Information Security
8 11 (6.21%) Load Balancing
9 10 (5.65%) Business Continuity
10 8 (4.52%) Time Management
11 7 (3.95%) Change Control
11 7 (3.95%) Migration
12 6 (3.39%) Computer Science
12 6 (3.39%) ITIL V3
12 6 (3.39%) Process Improvement
12 6 (3.39%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.99%) SQL
2 15 (8.47%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.26%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.26%) TypeScript
4 2 (1.13%) Java
5 1 (0.56%) PHP
5 1 (0.56%) Python
5 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (19.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (17.51%) MCSE
3 21 (11.86%) MCP
4 14 (7.91%) Degree
5 9 (5.08%) CCNA
5 9 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (5.08%) MCDST
5 9 (5.08%) MCITP
6 8 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (4.52%) MCSA
7 7 (3.95%) A+ Certification
8 4 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.13%) CEH
9 2 (1.13%) CISA
9 2 (1.13%) CISM
9 2 (1.13%) CISSP
9 2 (1.13%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.56%) MCTS
10 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.86%) SLA
2 5 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.69%) GDPR
4 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 37 (20.90%) Hyper-V
2 28 (15.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.08%) vSphere
3 9 (5.08%) XenApp
3 9 (5.08%) XenDesktop
4 8 (4.52%) Terminal Server
5 6 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.82%) VMware Server
7 4 (2.26%) Terminal Services
7 4 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.82%) SCCM
2 3 (1.69%) AirWatch
2 3 (1.69%) Foglight
2 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.13%) Ansible
3 2 (1.13%) Terraform
4 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.56%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.56%) Puppet
4 1 (0.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 81 (45.76%) Microsoft
2 58 (32.77%) VMware
3 47 (26.55%) Citrix
4 28 (15.82%) Cisco
5 14 (7.91%) MobileIron
5 14 (7.91%) Veeam
6 12 (6.78%) Ivanti
7 11 (6.21%) Apple
7 11 (6.21%) Dell
7 11 (6.21%) Dell Compellent
7 11 (6.21%) EMC
7 11 (6.21%) EqualLogic
8 6 (3.39%) HP
9 4 (2.26%) Nintex
9 4 (2.26%) SAP
10 3 (1.69%) CommVault
10 3 (1.69%) F5
10 3 (1.69%) NetApp
10 3 (1.69%) NetIQ
10 3 (1.69%) Nimble Storage