Period
to 22 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 48 34 30
Rank change year-on-year -14 -4 +20
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 154 373 537
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 4.88% 6.62% 7.91%
As % of the System Software category 26.15% 41.91% 43.84%
Number of salaries quoted 146 316 502
Median annual salary £41,000 £37,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.81% -5.73% +33.05%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £70,000
North West median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.69% +10.17%

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 Manchester with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 589 890 1,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.66% 15.81% 18.04%
Number of salaries quoted 520 746 1,057
Median annual salary £50,875 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.06% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £71,443 £67,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +17.33%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Manchester

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Manchester.

Salary trend for Active Directory in Manchester

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Manchester

Active Directory
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 22 January 2021. 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
Stockport +16 7 £24,000 +6.67% 2
Bolton +9 7 £46,000 +23.49% 4
Salford +10 6 £41,000 -6.29% 2
Sale - 4 £22,000 - 3
Rochdale - 3 £30,000 -
Bury +10 2 £19,500 -2.50%
Altrincham -8 1 - -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 117 (75.97%) Windows
2 93 (60.39%) DNS
2 93 (60.39%) Microsoft
3 84 (54.55%) Azure
4 76 (49.35%) DHCP
5 66 (42.86%) Office 365
6 64 (41.56%) Windows Server
7 58 (37.66%) VMware
8 45 (29.22%) Firewall
9 43 (27.92%) PowerShell
10 40 (25.97%) VMware Infrastructure
11 39 (25.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 37 (24.03%) Disaster Recovery
13 35 (22.73%) WAN
13 35 (22.73%) MS Exchange
13 35 (22.73%) SQL Server
13 35 (22.73%) Azure Active Directory
14 32 (20.78%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (20.78%) Hyper-V
15 30 (19.48%) Cisco
16 29 (18.83%) SQL
17 28 (18.18%) ITIL
18 27 (17.53%) Windows 10
19 26 (16.88%) Citrix
20 25 (16.23%) LAN
21 24 (15.58%) Microsoft Office
22 23 (14.94%) AWS
23 22 (14.29%) WSUS
23 22 (14.29%) Linux
23 22 (14.29%) VoIP

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 35 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.74%) SharePoint
3 12 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (6.49%) IIS
6 4 (2.60%) Confluence
6 4 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 24 (15.58%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 84 (54.55%) Azure
2 66 (42.86%) Office 365
3 35 (22.73%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (14.94%) AWS
5 10 (6.49%) OneDrive
6 9 (5.84%) IaaS
6 9 (5.84%) PaaS
7 7 (4.55%) Power Platform
7 7 (4.55%) SaaS
8 6 (3.90%) GCP
8 6 (3.90%) PowerApps
9 5 (3.25%) Mimecast
9 5 (3.25%) Yammer
10 4 (2.60%) Logic Apps
10 4 (2.60%) Serverless
11 2 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.65%) G Suite
12 1 (0.65%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 93 (60.39%) DNS
2 76 (49.35%) DHCP
3 45 (29.22%) Firewall
4 35 (22.73%) WAN
5 25 (16.23%) LAN
6 22 (14.29%) VoIP
7 17 (11.04%) Network Security
8 16 (10.39%) TCP/IP
8 16 (10.39%) VPN
9 13 (8.44%) SAN
9 13 (8.44%) Unified Communications
9 13 (8.44%) VLAN
10 9 (5.84%) SSL
11 8 (5.19%) MPLS
11 8 (5.19%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (4.55%) FTP
12 7 (4.55%) IPsec
12 7 (4.55%) WLAN
13 6 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (3.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.84%) Relational Database
2 9 (5.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.25%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (2.60%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (1.95%) MySQL
6 1 (0.65%) MS Access
6 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.65%) Power BI
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.25%) JIRA
2 4 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.65%) Fiddler
General
1 16 (10.39%) Law
2 8 (5.19%) Electronics
2 8 (5.19%) Legal
2 8 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.25%) Back Office
4 4 (2.60%) Finance
5 3 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.95%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.95%) Retail
6 2 (1.30%) Advertising
6 2 (1.30%) Housing Association
6 2 (1.30%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (22.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (18.18%) IT Engineer
3 18 (11.69%) Support Engineer
4 17 (11.04%) IT Support
5 16 (10.39%) Analyst
6 14 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
6 14 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
7 12 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (6.49%) Identity Management Engineer
8 10 (6.49%) Network Engineer
9 9 (5.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (5.84%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) IT Support Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
11 7 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (3.90%) Administrator
12 6 (3.90%) Service Analyst
12 6 (3.90%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.60%) SAML
2 2 (1.30%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.65%) JSON
3 1 (0.65%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.14%) Clustering
3 10 (6.49%) Replication
4 7 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.25%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 5 (3.25%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (3.25%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (2.60%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.95%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.30%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.65%) Handset
9 1 (0.65%) iPad
9 1 (0.65%) PKI
9 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.65%) User Experience
9 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 117 (75.97%) Windows
2 64 (41.56%) Windows Server
3 32 (20.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (17.53%) Windows 10
5 22 (14.29%) Linux
6 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (8.44%) Windows Server 2019
8 11 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (3.90%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.60%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.30%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.65%) Unix
12 1 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 37 (24.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (18.18%) ITIL
4 18 (11.69%) DevOps
5 15 (9.74%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (9.74%) Migration
6 14 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
6 14 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (9.09%) Project Management
7 13 (8.44%) Identity Management
7 13 (8.44%) Service Delivery
8 11 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (6.49%) Information Security
10 9 (5.84%) Change Management
11 8 (5.19%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (5.19%) Computer Science
11 8 (5.19%) CRM
11 8 (5.19%) Server Virtualisation
12 7 (4.55%) Coaching
12 7 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.92%) PowerShell
2 29 (18.83%) SQL
3 4 (2.60%) Python
4 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.65%) Java
4 1 (0.65%) Ruby
4 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.49%) CCNA
3 10 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (6.49%) MCP
4 9 (5.84%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 9 (5.84%) SSCP
5 7 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (4.55%) MCITP
5 7 (4.55%) MCSA
5 7 (4.55%) MCSE
6 5 (3.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (3.25%) CREST Certified
6 5 (3.25%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.30%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.04%) SLA
2 4 (2.60%) GDPR
3 3 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.30%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (25.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (20.78%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.19%) vSphere
4 7 (4.55%) VMware Server
5 5 (3.25%) Docker
5 5 (3.25%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.95%) XenApp
7 2 (1.30%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.65%) Firmware
8 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (14.29%) WSUS
2 13 (8.44%) SCCM
3 12 (7.79%) Kubernetes
4 11 (7.14%) Terraform
5 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (3.25%) Ansible
6 5 (3.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.60%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.30%) Puppet
10 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.65%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.65%) Rancher
10 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 93 (60.39%) Microsoft
2 58 (37.66%) VMware
3 30 (19.48%) Cisco
4 26 (16.88%) Citrix
5 12 (7.79%) Veeam
6 10 (6.49%) Sophos
7 8 (5.19%) SolarWinds
8 7 (4.55%) Dell
8 7 (4.55%) Google
8 7 (4.55%) NetApp
8 7 (4.55%) ZyXEL
9 5 (3.25%) EMC
9 5 (3.25%) Intel
9 5 (3.25%) Oracle
10 3 (1.95%) Apple
10 3 (1.95%) Avaya
10 3 (1.95%) HP
11 2 (1.30%) Draytek
11 2 (1.30%) Juniper
11 2 (1.30%) McAfee