Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 31 45
Rank change year-on-year +14 +14 0
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 62 52 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 8.45% 6.16% 4.93%
As % of the System Software category 62.63% 53.61% 74.14%
Number of salaries quoted 49 45 39
Lancashire median annual salary £24,500 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.33% -7.69% +22.64%
10th Percentile £18,500 £16,500 £20,950
90th Percentile £43,500 £42,350 £57,500
North West median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £33,877
% change year-on-year +8.33% -11.44% +12.92%

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 99 97 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 13.49% 11.49% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82 74 46
Lancashire median annual salary £30,250 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.83% -7.69% +2.36%
10th Percentile £18,775 £18,500 £22,250
90th Percentile £46,903 £47,500 £41,375
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 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +26 22 £24,500 -24.62% 1
Blackburn +6 13 £20,500 +7.89% 3
Chorley +9 11 £25,000 -16.67% 3
Burnley +17 9 - -
Blackpool -10 5 £27,500 +19.57% 3
Newton-le-Willows 0 1 £62,500 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 51 (82.26%) Windows
2 38 (61.29%) Microsoft
3 25 (40.32%) VMware
4 21 (33.87%) Windows Server
5 20 (32.26%) Windows 7
6 19 (30.65%) Cisco
7 17 (27.42%) ITIL
7 17 (27.42%) Windows 10
8 16 (25.81%) MS Exchange
9 15 (24.19%) Hyper-V
10 14 (22.58%) Firewall
11 13 (20.97%) Citrix
12 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (16.13%) VPN
13 10 (16.13%) Linux
14 9 (14.52%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
15 8 (12.90%) SQL
15 8 (12.90%) MPLS
15 8 (12.90%) Windows 8
16 7 (11.29%) Skype
16 7 (11.29%) XenApp
16 7 (11.29%) CCNA
16 7 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (11.29%) VoIP
16 7 (11.29%) WSUS
17 6 (9.68%) Degree
17 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6 (9.68%) DNS

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 16 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.61%) IIS
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Office 365
2 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.58%) Firewall
2 10 (16.13%) VPN
3 8 (12.90%) MPLS
4 7 (11.29%) Skype
4 7 (11.29%) VoIP
5 6 (9.68%) DNS
6 5 (8.06%) DHCP
6 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
7 4 (6.45%) Internet
7 4 (6.45%) SAN
8 3 (4.84%) LAN
8 3 (4.84%) Network Security
8 3 (4.84%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (4.84%) WAN
9 2 (3.23%) Broadband
9 2 (3.23%) DSL
10 1 (1.61%) DMZ
10 1 (1.61%) PBX
10 1 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) Power BI
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.45%) MySQL
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (8.06%) German Language
2 4 (6.45%) French Language
2 4 (6.45%) Italian Language
2 4 (6.45%) Legal
2 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.84%) Dutch Language
4 2 (3.23%) Law
4 2 (3.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (41.94%) Analyst
2 21 (33.87%) Support Analyst
3 17 (27.42%) Desktop Support
4 15 (24.19%) IT Support
5 11 (17.74%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (17.74%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 11 (17.74%) IT Analyst
6 9 (14.52%) Desktop Analyst
6 9 (14.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 9 (14.52%) IT Support Analyst
7 7 (11.29%) Support Engineer
8 6 (9.68%) Service Analyst
8 6 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 4 (6.45%) Administrator
10 4 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (6.45%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) jQuery
2 1 (1.61%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.23%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.61%) Clustering
3 1 (1.61%) PKI
3 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (82.26%) Windows
2 21 (33.87%) Windows Server
3 20 (32.26%) Windows 7
4 17 (27.42%) Windows 10
5 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (16.13%) Linux
7 8 (12.90%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.84%) Android
8 3 (4.84%) Unix
9 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.42%) ITIL
2 9 (14.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (4.84%) Business Continuity
4 3 (4.84%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.23%) Case Management
5 2 (3.23%) CRM
5 2 (3.23%) Data Security
5 2 (3.23%) DevOps
5 2 (3.23%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.23%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.23%) Project Management
5 2 (3.23%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (1.61%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.61%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.61%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.90%) SQL
2 4 (6.45%) Java
2 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.45%) PHP
3 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) CCNA
1 7 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (9.68%) Degree
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.45%) MCSE
4 3 (4.84%) A+ Certification
4 3 (4.84%) CCNP
4 3 (4.84%) MCP
4 3 (4.84%) MCSA
5 2 (3.23%) CCA
5 2 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.23%) MCITP
5 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 15 (24.19%) Hyper-V
2 7 (11.29%) XenApp
3 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.45%) vSphere
5 3 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.84%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.61%) KVM
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.61%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.61%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) WSUS
2 5 (8.06%) SCCM
3 4 (6.45%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.23%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.61%) Ansible
5 1 (1.61%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (61.29%) Microsoft
2 25 (40.32%) VMware
3 19 (30.65%) Cisco
4 13 (20.97%) Citrix
5 3 (4.84%) McAfee
5 3 (4.84%) NetApp
5 3 (4.84%) Tableau
5 3 (4.84%) Wyse
6 2 (3.23%) Dell
7 1 (1.61%) Apple
7 1 (1.61%) Avaya
7 1 (1.61%) Bomgar
7 1 (1.61%) Brocade
7 1 (1.61%) EMC
7 1 (1.61%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.61%) Google
7 1 (1.61%) Sage
7 1 (1.61%) Sophos
7 1 (1.61%) Veeam
7 1 (1.61%) Veritas