Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 29 33
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 72 61 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.00% 6.93% 6.92%
As % of the System Software category 54.55% 64.89% 68.18%
Number of salaries quoted 70 52 57
Lancashire median annual salary £27,500 £28,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.79% +24.44% -22.41%
10th Percentile £19,750 £21,050 £16,500
90th Percentile £48,000 £43,625 £38,750
North West median annual salary £35,000 £32,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.59% -3.08%

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 132 94 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 12.84% 10.68% 10.15%
Number of salaries quoted 96 78 80
Lancashire median annual salary £31,500 £28,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £19,875 £21,850 £18,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £45,000 £38,875
North West median annual salary £41,500 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +10.67% +5.63%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 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
Preston +13 25 £23,500 -41.25% 7
Chorley +4 10 £33,750 -3.57% 1
Morecambe - 10 £26,000 -
Blackpool +3 8 £26,000 +10.64% 1
Rossendale - 4 £26,750 -
Skelmersdale - 4 £30,000 - 1
Nelson - 3 £31,500 - 1
Ormskirk - 2 £27,500 -
Colne - 2 £40,000 -
Burnley 0 1 £35,000 +34.62% 3
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 59 (81.94%) Windows
2 50 (69.44%) VMware
3 46 (63.89%) Microsoft
4 40 (55.56%) Office 365
5 38 (52.78%) Windows Server
6 34 (47.22%) Hyper-V
7 28 (38.89%) ITIL
8 21 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
9 17 (23.61%) MS Exchange
10 16 (22.22%) VoIP
10 16 (22.22%) Cisco
10 16 (22.22%) Driving Licence
11 15 (20.83%) Linux
12 14 (19.44%) DHCP
12 14 (19.44%) Telecoms
12 14 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 13 (18.06%) Degree
13 13 (18.06%) Firewall
13 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (16.67%) DNS
14 12 (16.67%) CCNA
14 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
15 11 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2013
16 10 (13.89%) G Suite
16 10 (13.89%) SCCM
17 9 (12.50%) Wireless
17 9 (12.50%) MCSA
17 9 (12.50%) ERP

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 17 (23.61%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.17%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Odoo
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 40 (55.56%) Office 365
2 21 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (13.89%) G Suite
4 8 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.22%) VoIP
2 14 (19.44%) DHCP
3 13 (18.06%) Firewall
4 12 (16.67%) DNS
5 9 (12.50%) LAN
5 9 (12.50%) Wireless
6 8 (11.11%) WAN
7 7 (9.72%) VPN
8 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 5 (6.94%) PBX
9 5 (6.94%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (6.94%) VLAN
10 4 (5.56%) Network Security
11 3 (4.17%) Unified Communications
11 3 (4.17%) WebEx
11 3 (4.17%) Wireshark
12 2 (2.78%) IP Telephony
12 2 (2.78%) SAN
13 1 (1.39%) Internet
13 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 14 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.56%) Finance
3 3 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Analyst
2 18 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 16 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 12 (16.67%) Network Engineer
5 10 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
6 9 (12.50%) Desktop Support
6 9 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 9 (12.50%) Junior
6 9 (12.50%) Junior Network Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) Junior Network Support
6 9 (12.50%) Junior Network Support Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) Junior Support Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) Network Support
6 9 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
7 8 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (11.11%) IT Analyst
8 7 (9.72%) IT Support
9 6 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.22%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.78%) EPoS
2 2 (2.78%) iPhone
2 2 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 59 (81.94%) Windows
2 38 (52.78%) Windows Server
3 15 (20.83%) Linux
4 9 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 7 (9.72%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.78%) Android
7 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.89%) ITIL
2 14 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (12.50%) ERP
3 9 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (12.50%) Software Deployment
4 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (4.17%) Commercial Awareness
6 3 (4.17%) Information Security
6 3 (4.17%) ITSM
6 3 (4.17%) Project Management
6 3 (4.17%) Service Management
6 3 (4.17%) Validation
6 3 (4.17%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (2.78%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.78%) Migration
7 2 (2.78%) Release Management
7 2 (2.78%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.39%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (1.39%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (1.39%) C#
2 1 (1.39%) Java
2 1 (1.39%) PHP
2 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) Degree
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (16.67%) CCNA
2 12 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 9 (12.50%) MCSA
4 8 (11.11%) MCSE
5 7 (9.72%) CCNP
6 5 (6.94%) MCP
7 4 (5.56%) A+ Certification
7 4 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (2.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.39%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 34 (47.22%) Hyper-V
2 11 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.78%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) SCCM
2 3 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.17%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 50 (69.44%) VMware
2 46 (63.89%) Microsoft
3 16 (22.22%) Cisco
4 8 (11.11%) Avaya
4 8 (11.11%) Citrix
5 6 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.56%) Mitel
7 3 (4.17%) HP
8 2 (2.78%) Google
8 2 (2.78%) NetApp
8 2 (2.78%) NETGEAR
8 2 (2.78%) Nortel
8 2 (2.78%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.78%) Veeam
8 2 (2.78%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.39%) Dell
9 1 (1.39%) Meraki
9 1 (1.39%) Sage
9 1 (1.39%) Xerox