Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 29 28
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 213 207 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.78% 7.35% 6.86%
As % of the System Software category 61.38% 64.89% 67.28%
Number of salaries quoted 178 168 143
Cheshire median annual salary £33,750 £29,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.38% -6.45% +14.81%
10th Percentile £19,675 £18,500 £18,500
90th Percentile £63,625 £49,125 £46,250
North West median annual salary £32,000 £30,000 £34,250
% change year-on-year +6.67% -12.41% +14.17%

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 347 319 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.67% 11.32% 10.20%
Number of salaries quoted 283 249 185
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% +1.45% +1.47%
10th Percentile £20,100 £19,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £63,500 £57,500 £51,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -3 88 £45,000 +63.64% 16
Knutsford +24 27 £34,000 -28.42% 1
Wilmslow +17 27 £22,000 -37.14%
Northwich +9 14 £20,000 -18.37% 1
Chester +3 13 £32,750 +3.97% 7
Runcorn +13 6 £24,500 -34.67%
Crewe +1 6 £36,250 -19.44% 1
Daresbury -3 6 £21,000 +16.67%
Macclesfield +2 2 £24,750 -17.50% 5
Nantwich -11 1 £21,500 +3.61%
Ellesmere Port - 1 £27,500 -
Lymm - 1 £29,000 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 167 (78.40%) Windows
2 110 (51.64%) Microsoft
3 78 (36.62%) Office 365
3 78 (36.62%) Windows Server
4 77 (36.15%) VMware
5 59 (27.70%) ITIL
6 58 (27.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 57 (26.76%) Linux
8 56 (26.29%) SQL Server
9 55 (25.82%) Hyper-V
10 51 (23.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 49 (23.00%) Citrix
11 49 (23.00%) DNS
12 45 (21.13%) SQL
13 44 (20.66%) Disaster Recovery
14 43 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
15 42 (19.72%) VPN
16 37 (17.37%) Project Management
16 37 (17.37%) Windows Server 2012
17 35 (16.43%) Microsoft Certification
17 35 (16.43%) SAN
18 34 (15.96%) Amazon AWS
19 32 (15.02%) WAN
19 32 (15.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 31 (14.55%) DHCP
20 31 (14.55%) MCSE
20 31 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
21 30 (14.08%) LAN
21 30 (14.08%) TCP/IP
21 30 (14.08%) Firewall

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 (12.21%) MS Exchange
2 20 (9.39%) SharePoint
3 18 (8.45%) IIS
4 10 (4.69%) Skype for Business
5 9 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (3.29%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.88%) Apache
8 4 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.47%) JBoss
10 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 78 (36.62%) Office 365
2 58 (27.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (15.96%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (6.10%) IaaS
5 3 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.47%) NuGet
6 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 49 (23.00%) DNS
2 42 (19.72%) VPN
3 35 (16.43%) SAN
4 32 (15.02%) WAN
5 31 (14.55%) DHCP
6 30 (14.08%) Firewall
6 30 (14.08%) LAN
6 30 (14.08%) TCP/IP
7 26 (12.21%) Network Security
8 17 (7.98%) Remote Desktop
9 13 (6.10%) Wireless
10 11 (5.16%) VoIP
11 8 (3.76%) FTP
11 8 (3.76%) HTTP
11 8 (3.76%) SSH
12 7 (3.29%) Skype
13 6 (2.82%) BGP
13 6 (2.82%) EIGRP
13 6 (2.82%) MPLS
13 6 (2.82%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (26.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.76%) MySQL
3 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (1.88%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.88%) HBase
4 4 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.94%) Big Data
7 1 (0.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (12.21%) Jenkins
2 21 (9.86%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.88%) Ant
3 4 (1.88%) CA Release Automation
3 4 (1.88%) Gradle
3 4 (1.88%) IntelliJ
3 4 (1.88%) JIRA
3 4 (1.88%) JUnit
3 4 (1.88%) Maven
3 4 (1.88%) Selenium
3 4 (1.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.47%) Chocolatey
4 1 (0.47%) WiX
General
1 23 (10.80%) Finance
2 8 (3.76%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.29%) Banking
4 6 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.82%) Publishing
5 4 (1.88%) Retail
5 4 (1.88%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.94%) Advertising
7 2 (0.94%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (24.41%) Analyst
2 31 (14.55%) IT Analyst
3 28 (13.15%) Support Engineer
4 27 (12.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 21 (9.86%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (8.92%) Architect
6 19 (8.92%) IT Engineer
7 18 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (7.98%) IT Support
9 16 (7.51%) DevOps Engineer
9 16 (7.51%) Service Analyst
9 16 (7.51%) Service Desk Analyst
10 15 (7.04%) Technical Architect
11 14 (6.57%) Lead DevOps
12 13 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (6.10%) Support Analyst
12 13 (6.10%) Technical Analyst
13 12 (5.63%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (5.63%) IT Manager
13 12 (5.63%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.76%) LDAP
2 7 (3.29%) HTML
3 5 (2.35%) CSS
3 5 (2.35%) SAML
4 4 (1.88%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.88%) Flask
4 4 (1.88%) Kafka
4 4 (1.88%) NumPy
4 4 (1.88%) Pandas
4 4 (1.88%) scikit-learn
4 4 (1.88%) SciPy
4 4 (1.88%) Spring
5 3 (1.41%) .NET
5 3 (1.41%) XML
6 2 (0.94%) J2EE
6 2 (0.94%) JSP
6 2 (0.94%) OAuth
6 2 (0.94%) Servlets
6 2 (0.94%) SOAP
6 2 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.57%) Data Centre
1 14 (6.57%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.69%) Private Cloud
3 10 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.35%) Clustering
6 5 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.88%) Cyber Defence
7 4 (1.88%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.88%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.41%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.94%) iPhone
9 2 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 167 (78.40%) Windows
2 78 (36.62%) Windows Server
3 57 (26.76%) Linux
4 51 (23.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (17.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (10.80%) Windows 7
7 16 (7.51%) Android
7 16 (7.51%) Windows 10
8 15 (7.04%) Apple iOS
9 11 (5.16%) Unix
10 7 (3.29%) CentOS
11 6 (2.82%) SUSE
12 5 (2.35%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.41%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.41%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.94%) AIX
16 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.70%) ITIL
2 44 (20.66%) Disaster Recovery
3 37 (17.37%) Project Management
4 32 (15.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 26 (12.21%) Business Continuity
5 26 (12.21%) Configuration Management
6 24 (11.27%) DevOps
6 24 (11.27%) Presales
7 22 (10.33%) Time Management
8 21 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (8.45%) Customer Requirements
9 18 (8.45%) ITSM
9 18 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (7.98%) Process Improvement
11 15 (7.04%) Enterprise Architecture
11 15 (7.04%) Programme Management
11 15 (7.04%) Server Virtualisation
11 15 (7.04%) Service Management
11 15 (7.04%) Vendor Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (21.13%) SQL
2 28 (13.15%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.69%) Java
3 10 (4.69%) Python
4 6 (2.82%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.88%) Java 8
6 3 (1.41%) Assembly Language
7 2 (0.94%) BeanShell
7 2 (0.94%) C#
7 2 (0.94%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (16.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (14.55%) MCSE
3 19 (8.92%) Degree
3 19 (8.92%) Security Cleared
4 18 (8.45%) MCP
5 8 (3.76%) CCNA
5 8 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.35%) CISSP
8 4 (1.88%) CISA
9 3 (1.41%) GCFA
9 3 (1.41%) GCFE
9 3 (1.41%) GREM
9 3 (1.41%) MCSA
10 2 (0.94%) MCDST
10 2 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.47%) CCNP
11 1 (0.47%) CEH
11 1 (0.47%) CISM
11 1 (0.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.92%) SLA
2 11 (5.16%) QA
3 10 (4.69%) GDPR
4 5 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (25.82%) Hyper-V
2 43 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.16%) vSphere
4 10 (4.69%) KVM
4 10 (4.69%) Terminal Services
4 10 (4.69%) VirtualBox
4 10 (4.69%) Xen
4 10 (4.69%) XenApp
4 10 (4.69%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.35%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.94%) Docker
7 2 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (10.33%) Ansible
2 16 (7.51%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (6.10%) Terraform
4 12 (5.63%) Puppet
5 8 (3.76%) SCCM
6 6 (2.82%) AirWatch
6 6 (2.82%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (2.35%) Foglight
7 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.41%) WSUS
9 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 110 (51.64%) Microsoft
2 77 (36.15%) VMware
3 49 (23.00%) Citrix
4 27 (12.68%) Cisco
5 15 (7.04%) IBM
6 10 (4.69%) Veeam
7 9 (4.23%) HP
8 7 (3.29%) McAfee
8 7 (3.29%) MobileIron
8 7 (3.29%) NetApp
9 6 (2.82%) Dell
9 6 (2.82%) Dell Compellent
9 6 (2.82%) EMC
9 6 (2.82%) EqualLogic
9 6 (2.82%) Nimble Storage
9 6 (2.82%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.35%) Blue Coat
10 5 (2.35%) Brocade
10 5 (2.35%) CommVault
10 5 (2.35%) NetIQ