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

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 31 29
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 202 209 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.85% 6.88% 7.57%
As % of the System Software category 60.12% 64.11% 65.65%
Number of salaries quoted 167 158 162
Cheshire median annual salary £30,000 £25,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -3.77% -0.93%
10th Percentile £19,900 £18,500 £18,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £48,075 £43,750
North West median annual salary £32,000 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +10.34% -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 336 326 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.06% 10.73% 11.53%
Number of salaries quoted 275 238 232
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +4.62% +1.56%
10th Percentile £20,750 £19,000 £18,825
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,325 £49,875
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 17 November 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 November 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 -8 76 £45,000 +91.49% 14
Wilmslow +1 26 £22,000 -35.29% 2
Northwich +6 16 £20,000 -18.37% 2
Knutsford +25 14 £34,000 -28.42% 1
Runcorn +16 13 £24,750 -29.29% 1
Chester -6 12 £25,500 +13.33% 3
Macclesfield +12 9 £26,250 -4.55% 6
Daresbury -2 6 £25,500 +41.67%
Widnes - 6 £27,000 -
Crewe +4 5 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Sandbach +11 1 £27,500 +10.00%
Ellesmere Port - 1 £27,500 -
Nantwich - 1 £21,500 -
Winsford - 1 £27,500 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 159 (78.71%) Windows
2 95 (47.03%) Microsoft
3 79 (39.11%) Office 365
4 76 (37.62%) Windows Server
5 72 (35.64%) VMware
6 65 (32.18%) ITIL
7 50 (24.75%) Citrix
8 47 (23.27%) DNS
8 47 (23.27%) Hyper-V
9 41 (20.30%) Microsoft Azure
9 41 (20.30%) Disaster Recovery
10 39 (19.31%) SAN
11 38 (18.81%) Microsoft Office
12 35 (17.33%) LAN
12 35 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 34 (16.83%) VMware Infrastructure
14 32 (15.84%) WAN
14 32 (15.84%) SQL
15 31 (15.35%) Linux
15 31 (15.35%) VPN
15 31 (15.35%) DHCP
16 30 (14.85%) Microsoft Certification
17 28 (13.86%) TCP/IP
17 28 (13.86%) SQL Server
18 27 (13.37%) MCSE
18 27 (13.37%) Windows Server 2012
19 26 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
19 26 (12.87%) SharePoint
20 25 (12.38%) Cisco
21 24 (11.88%) MS Exchange

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 (12.87%) SharePoint
2 24 (11.88%) MS Exchange
3 14 (6.93%) IIS
4 11 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.96%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.49%) Apache
8 2 (0.99%) JBoss
8 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.99%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (18.81%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 79 (39.11%) Office 365
2 41 (20.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (6.44%) IaaS
5 2 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.50%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 47 (23.27%) DNS
2 39 (19.31%) SAN
3 35 (17.33%) LAN
4 32 (15.84%) WAN
5 31 (15.35%) DHCP
5 31 (15.35%) VPN
6 28 (13.86%) TCP/IP
7 20 (9.90%) Firewall
8 17 (8.42%) Wireless
9 16 (7.92%) Network Security
10 15 (7.43%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (5.94%) VoIP
12 11 (5.45%) SMTP
13 10 (4.95%) Skype
14 6 (2.97%) FTP
14 6 (2.97%) HTTP
14 6 (2.97%) Internet
14 6 (2.97%) SSH
15 5 (2.48%) SNMP
15 5 (2.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (2.97%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (2.97%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.99%) Big Data
3 2 (0.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (5.94%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.50%) Chocolatey
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.50%) WiX
General
1 18 (8.91%) Finance
2 14 (6.93%) Manufacturing
3 10 (4.95%) Publishing
3 10 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.99%) Advertising
4 2 (0.99%) Banking
4 2 (0.99%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 47 (23.27%) Analyst
2 31 (15.35%) IT Analyst
3 29 (14.36%) IT Support
4 27 (13.37%) Support Engineer
5 24 (11.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 19 (9.41%) IT Engineer
7 18 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (8.42%) Service Desk Technician
9 16 (7.92%) 3rd Line Support
10 14 (6.93%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (6.44%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (6.44%) Active Directory Analyst
11 13 (6.44%) Help Desk Analyst
11 13 (6.44%) Service Analyst
11 13 (6.44%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (5.94%) Architect
13 11 (5.45%) Consultant
13 11 (5.45%) Support Analyst
13 11 (5.45%) Team Leader
13 11 (5.45%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.98%) LDAP
1 4 (1.98%) Web Services
2 3 (1.49%) HTML
3 2 (0.99%) .NET
3 2 (0.99%) CSS
3 2 (0.99%) SAML
3 2 (0.99%) SPNEGO
3 2 (0.99%) XACML
3 2 (0.99%) XML
4 1 (0.50%) Ajax
4 1 (0.50%) COM
4 1 (0.50%) DHTML
4 1 (0.50%) J2EE
4 1 (0.50%) JDBC
4 1 (0.50%) JSP
4 1 (0.50%) Servlets
4 1 (0.50%) SOAP
4 1 (0.50%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.89%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.43%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.97%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.48%) Clustering
5 5 (2.48%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.98%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (1.98%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.98%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (1.49%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 3 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.49%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.99%) PKI
9 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 159 (78.71%) Windows
2 76 (37.62%) Windows Server
3 35 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (15.35%) Linux
5 27 (13.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (11.88%) Windows 7
7 17 (8.42%) Android
8 16 (7.92%) Apple iOS
9 15 (7.43%) Windows 10
10 12 (5.94%) Mac OS
11 8 (3.96%) Unix
12 5 (2.48%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.49%) CentOS
15 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.99%) SUSE
16 1 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (32.18%) ITIL
2 41 (20.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 26 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (11.88%) Project Management
5 22 (10.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 22 (10.89%) Presales
6 19 (9.41%) ITSM
7 18 (8.91%) Service Delivery
7 18 (8.91%) Service Management
8 17 (8.42%) Business Continuity
9 14 (6.93%) Break/Fix
10 13 (6.44%) DevOps
10 13 (6.44%) Time Management
11 12 (5.94%) Configuration Management
11 12 (5.94%) Customer Requirements
11 12 (5.94%) Load Balancing
12 11 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (4.95%) Information Security
13 10 (4.95%) Penetration Testing
14 9 (4.46%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.84%) SQL
2 20 (9.90%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.48%) Python
4 4 (1.98%) Java
5 3 (1.49%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.50%) BeanShell
6 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (14.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (13.37%) MCSE
3 16 (7.92%) MCP
4 12 (5.94%) Security Cleared
5 11 (5.45%) Degree
6 8 (3.96%) CCNA
6 8 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.97%) A+ Certification
7 6 (2.97%) MCDST
8 5 (2.48%) CISA
8 5 (2.48%) CISSP
9 4 (1.98%) MCSA
10 3 (1.49%) GCFA
10 3 (1.49%) GCFE
10 3 (1.49%) GREM
10 3 (1.49%) MCITP
11 2 (0.99%) CEH
11 2 (0.99%) CISM
11 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.90%) SLA
2 9 (4.46%) GDPR
3 5 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.48%) QA
3 5 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (23.27%) Hyper-V
2 34 (16.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.45%) XenApp
3 11 (5.45%) XenDesktop
4 9 (4.46%) vSphere
5 5 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.48%) VMware Server
6 4 (1.98%) KVM
6 4 (1.98%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.98%) VirtualBox
6 4 (1.98%) Xen
7 2 (0.99%) Docker
7 2 (0.99%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (5.94%) Ansible
2 9 (4.46%) Terraform
3 6 (2.97%) AirWatch
3 6 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.97%) Puppet
3 6 (2.97%) SCCM
4 5 (2.48%) Foglight
4 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 95 (47.03%) Microsoft
2 72 (35.64%) VMware
3 50 (24.75%) Citrix
4 25 (12.38%) Cisco
5 15 (7.43%) Veeam
6 11 (5.45%) MobileIron
7 10 (4.95%) Dell
7 10 (4.95%) Dell Compellent
7 10 (4.95%) EMC
7 10 (4.95%) EqualLogic
7 10 (4.95%) HP
8 7 (3.47%) NetApp
9 6 (2.97%) Ivanti
9 6 (2.97%) McAfee
9 6 (2.97%) Nimble Storage
10 5 (2.48%) Blue Coat
10 5 (2.48%) Brocade
10 5 (2.48%) F5
10 5 (2.48%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.48%) TippingPoint