Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 46 28
Rank change year-on-year +10 -18 +22
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 50 48 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.09% 4.92% 7.55%
As % of the System Software category 62.50% 73.85% 85.14%
Number of salaries quoted 49 38 55
Lancashire median annual salary £28,000 £24,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.55% -17.19%
10th Percentile £21,000 £18,000 £18,500
90th Percentile £35,000 £32,900 £34,500
North West median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -7.69%

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 80 65 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 9.74% 6.67% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 69 49 59
Lancashire median annual salary £28,500 £25,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.00% -16.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £21,250 £16,500 £18,500
90th Percentile £42,600 £37,500 £34,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +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 23 February 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 23 February 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
Chorley +2 20 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Blackburn +5 13 £28,000 +64.71% 1
Preston +4 6 £31,750 +41.11% 2
Lancaster -20 3 £22,500 -4.26%
Burnley +8 2 £26,000 -5.45%
Blackpool +7 2 £23,000 +2.22%
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 38 (76.00%) Windows
2 36 (72.00%) VMware
3 29 (58.00%) Microsoft
4 28 (56.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (46.00%) MCSE
6 23 (46.00%) ITIL
7 22 (44.00%) SQL Server
7 22 (44.00%) SCCM
8 19 (38.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (36.00%) Office 365
10 17 (34.00%) Cisco
11 15 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (28.00%) Hyper-V
12 14 (28.00%) SAN
13 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (24.00%) Service Delivery
14 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
15 11 (22.00%) LAN
15 11 (22.00%) Degree
16 10 (20.00%) VLAN
16 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
16 10 (20.00%) Telecoms
16 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (20.00%) CCNA
16 10 (20.00%) HP
16 10 (20.00%) E-Commerce
16 10 (20.00%) WAN
16 10 (20.00%) SQL

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 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (36.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.00%) SAN
2 11 (22.00%) LAN
3 10 (20.00%) VLAN
3 10 (20.00%) WAN
4 6 (12.00%) DNS
5 5 (10.00%) Firewall
6 4 (8.00%) Network Security
7 3 (6.00%) DHCP
7 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.00%) VoIP
8 2 (4.00%) Internet
8 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.00%) FTP
9 1 (2.00%) MPLS
9 1 (2.00%) PBX
9 1 (2.00%) Skype
9 1 (2.00%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (2.00%) VPN
9 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (44.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (16.00%) DTS
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 10 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.00%) Legal
3 3 (6.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) IT Support
2 14 (28.00%) Analyst
3 13 (26.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (26.00%) Support Engineer
4 12 (24.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (22.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 11 (22.00%) IT Analyst
5 11 (22.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 11 (22.00%) Support Analyst
6 10 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (18.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (16.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support
8 8 (16.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
8 8 (16.00%) Technical Engineer
8 8 (16.00%) Technical Support
8 8 (16.00%) Technical Support Engineer
9 4 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (8.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) CMDB
3 1 (2.00%) Fintech
3 1 (2.00%) iPad
3 1 (2.00%) iPhone
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 38 (76.00%) Windows
2 28 (56.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (38.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 9 (18.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.00%) Linux
7 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.00%) Solaris
7 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) ITIL
2 15 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (24.00%) Service Delivery
4 10 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 8 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (16.00%) Service Management
6 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (4.00%) High Availability
7 2 (4.00%) IT Strategy
7 2 (4.00%) Mathematics
7 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (4.00%) Resource Management
7 2 (4.00%) Security Hardening
7 2 (4.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) SQL
2 8 (16.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (46.00%) MCSE
3 11 (22.00%) Degree
4 10 (20.00%) CCNA
4 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (20.00%) MCSA
5 9 (18.00%) A+ Certification
5 9 (18.00%) CCNP
5 9 (18.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) GDPR
2 2 (4.00%) PMO
3 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (28.00%) Hyper-V
2 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.00%) vSphere
4 2 (4.00%) BitLocker
4 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.00%) Firmware
5 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (44.00%) SCCM
2 8 (16.00%) FortiGate
3 3 (6.00%) WSUS
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (4.00%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.00%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 36 (72.00%) VMware
2 29 (58.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (34.00%) Cisco
4 10 (20.00%) HP
5 8 (16.00%) Intel
5 8 (16.00%) Juniper
5 8 (16.00%) ProCurve
5 8 (16.00%) Sophos
6 3 (6.00%) Citrix
7 2 (4.00%) Apple
8 1 (2.00%) Avaya
8 1 (2.00%) Cognos
8 1 (2.00%) IBM
8 1 (2.00%) Mitel
8 1 (2.00%) NEC
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle
8 1 (2.00%) SAP
8 1 (2.00%) Veeam
8 1 (2.00%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.00%) Wyse