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

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 33 29
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 +19
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 63 58 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.37% 6.77% 7.98%
As % of the System Software category 63.00% 78.38% 79.49%
Number of salaries quoted 59 55 69
Lancashire median annual salary £28,000 £24,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.11% -22.86%
10th Percentile £21,000 £18,200 £22,149
90th Percentile £40,500 £37,000 £42,500
North West median annual salary £32,000 £32,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year - +1.59% -1.56%

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 100 74 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 11.70% 8.63% 10.04%
Number of salaries quoted 89 69 71
Lancashire median annual salary £32,500 £25,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% -13.79% -22.67%
10th Percentile £21,850 £18,000 £19,750
90th Percentile £44,000 £37,000 £40,250
North West median annual salary £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -

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 May 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 22 May 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
Blackburn +1 24 £28,000 +47.37% 1
Chorley -2 20 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Preston +12 11 £31,750 +44.32% 2
Burnley +11 2 £26,000 -20.00%
Blackpool +6 2 £23,000 +2.22%
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 58 (92.06%) Windows
2 48 (76.19%) VMware
3 43 (68.25%) Microsoft
4 42 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (58.73%) SQL Server
6 33 (52.38%) SAN
7 30 (47.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (47.62%) MCSE
8 29 (46.03%) Office 365
9 26 (41.27%) SCCM
10 24 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (36.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
13 19 (30.16%) E-Commerce
14 18 (28.57%) Windows Server
15 17 (26.98%) Windows 10
16 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (25.40%) ITIL
16 16 (25.40%) Service Delivery
17 14 (22.22%) Windows 7
18 13 (20.63%) SQL
18 13 (20.63%) LAN
19 12 (19.05%) WAN
20 11 (17.46%) DNS
20 11 (17.46%) HP
20 11 (17.46%) vSphere
21 10 (15.87%) Cisco
22 9 (14.29%) Sophos
22 9 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
22 9 (14.29%) VLAN

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 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.11%) IIS
3 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 29 (46.03%) Office 365
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 33 (52.38%) SAN
2 13 (20.63%) LAN
3 12 (19.05%) WAN
4 11 (17.46%) DNS
5 9 (14.29%) VLAN
6 8 (12.70%) Firewall
7 7 (11.11%) DHCP
7 7 (11.11%) Network Security
8 6 (9.52%) Internet
9 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
10 3 (4.76%) VoIP
11 2 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (1.59%) DMZ
12 1 (1.59%) FTP
12 1 (1.59%) PBX
12 1 (1.59%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (58.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (12.70%) DTS
3 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.59%) Big Data
4 1 (1.59%) MySQL
General
1 4 (6.35%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Back Office
2 3 (4.76%) Banking
2 3 (4.76%) Legal
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (39.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 20 (31.75%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (31.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (28.57%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (22.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 13 (20.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (20.63%) Support Engineer
6 9 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (14.29%) Analyst
6 9 (14.29%) Technical Support
7 8 (12.70%) 2nd Line Technical Support
7 8 (12.70%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
7 8 (12.70%) Desktop Support
7 8 (12.70%) Technical Engineer
7 8 (12.70%) Technical Support Engineer
8 7 (11.11%) IT Support
9 5 (7.94%) Administrator
9 5 (7.94%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (6.35%) Network Administrator
10 4 (6.35%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) COM
1 1 (1.59%) jQuery
1 1 (1.59%) LDAP
1 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.52%) Clustering
3 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) CMDB
5 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
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%) Tandem
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (92.06%) Windows
2 42 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (36.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 17 (26.98%) Windows 10
7 14 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.17%) Linux
8 2 (3.17%) Unix
8 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.59%) Solaris
9 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) E-Commerce
2 16 (25.40%) ITIL
2 16 (25.40%) Service Delivery
3 8 (12.70%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (12.70%) Service Management
4 7 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (7.94%) Business Continuity
6 5 (7.94%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (7.94%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (7.94%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (7.94%) Proactive Monitoring
6 5 (7.94%) Process Improvement
6 5 (7.94%) Runbook
6 5 (7.94%) Security Hardening
7 4 (6.35%) Project Management
8 3 (4.76%) Proactive Management
8 3 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) SQL
2 8 (12.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.59%) Java
3 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (47.62%) MCSE
1 30 (47.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.35%) MCP
3 3 (4.76%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) CCNA
4 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.17%) MCSA
5 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.59%) CCNP
5 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) PMO
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (17.46%) vSphere
3 5 (7.94%) BitLocker
3 5 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.59%) Firmware
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (41.27%) SCCM
2 8 (12.70%) FortiGate
3 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (9.52%) vCenter Server
3 6 (9.52%) WSUS
4 1 (1.59%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.59%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.59%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 48 (76.19%) VMware
2 43 (68.25%) Microsoft
3 11 (17.46%) HP
4 10 (15.87%) Cisco
5 9 (14.29%) Sophos
6 8 (12.70%) Intel
6 8 (12.70%) Juniper
6 8 (12.70%) ProCurve
7 3 (4.76%) Citrix
8 2 (3.17%) Mitel
8 2 (3.17%) NetApp
9 1 (1.59%) Bomgar
9 1 (1.59%) Brocade
9 1 (1.59%) Capita
9 1 (1.59%) Google
9 1 (1.59%) NEC
9 1 (1.59%) Trend Micro
9 1 (1.59%) Twitter
9 1 (1.59%) Veeam
9 1 (1.59%) WatchGuard