Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 30 35
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5 +11
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 63 64 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.41% 7.20% 6.48%
As % of the System Software category 66.32% 67.37% 76.47%
Number of salaries quoted 48 57 54
Lancashire median annual salary £28,000 £23,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.74% -28.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20,888 £16,500 £23,650
90th Percentile £43,750 £38,750 £44,950
North West median annual salary £32,000 £31,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +3.23% -4.62% +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 Lancashire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 95 95 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 11.18% 10.69% 8.48%
Number of salaries quoted 75 83 59
Lancashire median annual salary £28,500 £32,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.94% +6.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £21,350 £18,100 £23,300
90th Percentile £44,500 £43,050 £42,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +5.88%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Lancashire

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory in Lancashire.

Salary trend for Active Directory in Lancashire

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Lancashire over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Lancashire

Active Directory
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Preston +20 20 £24,500 -10.09% 5
Blackburn +1 15 £28,000 +47.37% 1
Chorley +4 13 £35,000 +42.86%
Burnley +14 10 £25,000 -33.33%
Blackpool -1 2 £24,000 +4.35% 2
Newton-le-Willows 0 1 £62,500 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 57 (90.48%) Windows
2 37 (58.73%) VMware
3 35 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 23 (36.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (33.33%) SAN
6 20 (31.75%) MCSE
6 20 (31.75%) Office 365
6 20 (31.75%) Windows Server
7 19 (30.16%) SQL Server
8 17 (26.98%) SCCM
9 16 (25.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
11 14 (22.22%) ITIL
12 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (20.63%) Windows 10
13 11 (17.46%) Cisco
13 11 (17.46%) E-Commerce
13 11 (17.46%) Windows 7
14 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
17 7 (11.11%) Firewall
17 7 (11.11%) DNS
17 7 (11.11%) Citrix
17 7 (11.11%) vSphere
17 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
18 6 (9.52%) MCP
19 5 (7.94%) Linux

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 5 (7.94%) IIS
2 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 20 (31.75%) Office 365
2 5 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.33%) SAN
2 7 (11.11%) DNS
2 7 (11.11%) Firewall
3 5 (7.94%) DHCP
3 5 (7.94%) Network Security
3 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.35%) Internet
5 2 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (3.17%) LAN
5 2 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (3.17%) VoIP
5 2 (3.17%) VPN
5 2 (3.17%) WAN
6 1 (1.59%) Broadband
6 1 (1.59%) DMZ
6 1 (1.59%) PBX
6 1 (1.59%) Skype
6 1 (1.59%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.35%) MySQL
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (4.76%) Back Office
1 3 (4.76%) Finance
1 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.17%) Law
2 2 (3.17%) Legal
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (36.51%) Analyst
2 19 (30.16%) Support Analyst
3 17 (26.98%) Desktop Support
4 15 (23.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 12 (19.05%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (17.46%) 1st Line Support
6 11 (17.46%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 11 (17.46%) IT Support
7 10 (15.87%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (15.87%) IT Analyst
8 9 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
8 9 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 8 (12.70%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 5 (7.94%) Desktop Engineer
11 5 (7.94%) Service Analyst
11 5 (7.94%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (7.94%) Support Engineer
12 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) jQuery
2 1 (1.59%) LDAP
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Clustering
3 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.17%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.59%) iPad
5 1 (1.59%) iPhone
5 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
5 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (90.48%) Windows
2 23 (36.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (31.75%) Windows Server
4 13 (20.63%) Windows 10
4 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (17.46%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.94%) Linux
7 3 (4.76%) Unix
7 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (22.22%) ITIL
3 11 (17.46%) E-Commerce
4 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.35%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.76%) Business Continuity
6 3 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.76%) Proactive Management
6 3 (4.76%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (4.76%) Process Improvement
6 3 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.76%) Runbook
6 3 (4.76%) Security Hardening
6 3 (4.76%) Storage Management
7 2 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.94%) SQL
2 4 (6.35%) Java
2 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.35%) PHP
3 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (31.75%) MCSE
3 6 (9.52%) MCP
4 4 (6.35%) CCNA
4 4 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.76%) A+ Certification
5 3 (4.76%) CCNP
5 3 (4.76%) Degree
5 3 (4.76%) MCSA
6 1 (1.59%) CCA
6 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.59%) MCITP
6 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.11%) vSphere
4 4 (6.35%) XenApp
5 3 (4.76%) BitLocker
5 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.59%) Firmware
7 1 (1.59%) KVM
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.59%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.59%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (26.98%) SCCM
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (6.35%) vCenter Server
2 4 (6.35%) WSUS
3 1 (1.59%) Ansible
3 1 (1.59%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (58.73%) VMware
2 35 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 11 (17.46%) Cisco
4 7 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (3.17%) HP
5 2 (3.17%) Mitel
5 2 (3.17%) NetApp
6 1 (1.59%) Apple
6 1 (1.59%) Bomgar
6 1 (1.59%) Brocade
6 1 (1.59%) Capita
6 1 (1.59%) Dell
6 1 (1.59%) EMC
6 1 (1.59%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.59%) Google
6 1 (1.59%) Sage
6 1 (1.59%) Sophos
6 1 (1.59%) Twitter
6 1 (1.59%) Veeam
6 1 (1.59%) Veritas