Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Manchester
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 40 45
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 538 546 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.35% 6.79% 5.88%
As % of the System Software category 44.76% 57.66% 63.49%
Number of salaries quoted 476 513 390
Manchester median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -15.49% +14.52%
10th Percentile £19,000 £20,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £51,250 £54,298
North West median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +16.67%

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 1,202 947 671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.41% 11.78% 9.26%
Number of salaries quoted 995 836 611
Manchester median annual salary £43,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £58,750
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 Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Manchester

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory in Manchester.

Salary trend for Active Directory in Manchester

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Manchester over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 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
Altrincham +17 56 £60,000 +166.67% 1
Stockport +14 49 £25,000 -16.67% 2
Wigan +22 37 £22,500 -16.67% 2
Bolton +29 21 £24,000 -36.00% 6
Cheadle -5 13 £25,000 -41.86% 1
Rochdale -8 10 - - 2
Salford -13 10 £25,000 +25.00% 2
Sale +1 8 £21,500 -30.65% 1
Oldham -1 3 £25,250 -32.67%
Heywood - 3 £26,250 - 1
Bury -20 2 £27,250 -16.15%
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 443 (82.34%) Windows
2 270 (50.19%) Microsoft
3 255 (47.40%) VMware
4 224 (41.64%) Windows Server
5 179 (33.27%) Office 365
6 157 (29.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 154 (28.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 154 (28.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 136 (25.28%) Linux
9 131 (24.35%) MS Exchange
10 129 (23.98%) ITIL
11 123 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 118 (21.93%) DNS
13 116 (21.56%) Hyper-V
14 104 (19.33%) Amazon AWS
14 104 (19.33%) Firewall
15 101 (18.77%) Cisco
15 101 (18.77%) Citrix
16 90 (16.73%) Windows 10
17 89 (16.54%) DHCP
18 88 (16.36%) Windows 7
19 82 (15.24%) SAN
20 79 (14.68%) LAN
20 79 (14.68%) WAN
20 79 (14.68%) SQL
21 76 (14.13%) TCP/IP
22 75 (13.94%) Microsoft Certification
22 75 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
23 74 (13.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 72 (13.38%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 131 (24.35%) MS Exchange
2 72 (13.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (11.71%) IIS
4 58 (10.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 43 (7.99%) Confluence
6 42 (7.81%) SharePoint
7 16 (2.97%) Skype for Business
8 12 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.93%) CMS
12 5 (0.93%) WordPress
13 3 (0.56%) Sitefinity
14 2 (0.37%) Apache
14 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.19%) Drupal
15 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 67 (12.45%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.19%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 179 (33.27%) Office 365
2 157 (29.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (19.33%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (8.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 36 (6.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 36 (6.69%) Amazon EC2
5 36 (6.69%) Amazon S3
5 36 (6.69%) Amazon SQS
5 36 (6.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.12%) IaaS
7 5 (0.93%) PaaS
8 4 (0.74%) SaaS
9 3 (0.56%) G Suite
9 3 (0.56%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.37%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.19%) Force.com
11 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.19%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 118 (21.93%) DNS
2 104 (19.33%) Firewall
3 89 (16.54%) DHCP
4 82 (15.24%) SAN
5 79 (14.68%) LAN
5 79 (14.68%) WAN
6 76 (14.13%) TCP/IP
7 33 (6.13%) VPN
8 27 (5.02%) VoIP
9 21 (3.90%) VLAN
10 18 (3.35%) Internet
10 18 (3.35%) Wireless
11 17 (3.16%) Skype
12 15 (2.79%) Remote Desktop
12 15 (2.79%) SSL
13 14 (2.60%) Unified Communications
14 12 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (2.23%) Network Security
15 11 (2.04%) Ethernet
15 11 (2.04%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.69%) Amazon RDS
2 31 (5.76%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.74%) MS Access
4 4 (0.74%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.56%) MySQL
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.19%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.19%) Redis
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 50 (9.29%) Git (software)
2 49 (9.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 49 (9.11%) Jenkins
3 48 (8.92%) JIRA
4 42 (7.81%) TeamCity
5 41 (7.62%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.74%) Hudson
6 4 (0.74%) MSBuild
6 4 (0.74%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.56%) Subversion
7 3 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (6.51%) Finance
2 26 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.60%) Retail
4 13 (2.42%) Marketing
5 12 (2.23%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.49%) Back Office
6 8 (1.49%) Electronics
6 8 (1.49%) Legal
7 7 (1.30%) Games
8 5 (0.93%) Law
9 3 (0.56%) Automotive
9 3 (0.56%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (15.80%) IT Support
2 77 (14.31%) Support Engineer
3 74 (13.75%) Analyst
4 63 (11.71%) 1st Line Support
5 59 (10.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 48 (8.92%) Support Analyst
7 47 (8.74%) Information Manager
7 47 (8.74%) Information Security Manager
7 47 (8.74%) Security Manager
8 46 (8.55%) 1st Line Engineer
9 39 (7.25%) IT Engineer
9 39 (7.25%) Support Technician
10 38 (7.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 36 (6.69%) Service Desk Engineer
12 34 (6.32%) IT Technician
13 33 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support
13 33 (6.13%) Service Analyst
14 31 (5.76%) IT Support Technician
15 29 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
15 29 (5.39%) Exchange Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.97%) Web Services
2 7 (1.30%) HTML
3 6 (1.12%) .NET
3 6 (1.12%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.12%) CSS
4 5 (0.93%) .NET Framework
4 5 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (0.74%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (0.74%) Entity Framework
5 4 (0.74%) HTML5
5 4 (0.74%) jQuery
5 4 (0.74%) React
6 3 (0.56%) LDAP
6 3 (0.56%) XHTML
6 3 (0.56%) XML
7 2 (0.37%) COM
7 2 (0.37%) OAuth
7 2 (0.37%) SAML
8 1 (0.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.88%) Self-Motivation
2 36 (6.69%) Private Cloud
3 31 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (5.58%) Driving Licence
5 23 (4.28%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.86%) Replication
6 10 (1.86%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.30%) Clustering
9 6 (1.12%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.12%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.93%) User Experience
10 5 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.74%) 3D Printing
11 4 (0.74%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.74%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.74%) Robotics
11 4 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 443 (82.34%) Windows
2 224 (41.64%) Windows Server
3 154 (28.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 136 (25.28%) Linux
5 123 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 90 (16.73%) Windows 10
7 88 (16.36%) Windows 7
8 17 (3.16%) Windows 8
8 17 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (2.97%) Mac OS
10 14 (2.60%) Mac OS X
11 11 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (1.67%) CentOS
13 5 (0.93%) Android
13 5 (0.93%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.56%) SUSE
15 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (23.98%) ITIL
2 75 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (12.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 64 (11.90%) Incident Management
5 62 (11.52%) DevOps
6 54 (10.04%) Information Security
7 51 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
8 49 (9.11%) Risk Management
9 48 (8.92%) Penetration Testing
10 47 (8.74%) Data Loss Prevention
10 47 (8.74%) OWASP
10 47 (8.74%) Security Management
10 47 (8.74%) SIEM
10 47 (8.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 46 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
12 39 (7.25%) Network Virtualisation
13 37 (6.88%) Service Management
14 34 (6.32%) Tech Ops
15 26 (4.83%) Migration
16 24 (4.46%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 79 (14.68%) SQL
2 30 (5.58%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.67%) Python
3 9 (1.67%) T-SQL
4 5 (0.93%) C#
4 5 (0.93%) JavaScript
4 5 (0.93%) Perl
4 5 (0.93%) VBA
5 4 (0.74%) Bourne shell
5 4 (0.74%) Korn
5 4 (0.74%) Ruby
6 3 (0.56%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.56%) C
7 2 (0.37%) X++
8 1 (0.19%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.19%) PHP
8 1 (0.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 75 (13.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (11.34%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (10.78%) Degree
4 48 (8.92%) CISSP
5 47 (8.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 47 (8.74%) MCSE
6 31 (5.76%) MCSA
7 26 (4.83%) MCP
8 23 (4.28%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (3.35%) MCITP
10 15 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (2.42%) CCNA
11 13 (2.42%) DBS Check
12 10 (1.86%) MCTS
13 7 (1.30%) CCNP
14 6 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (0.93%) Security Cleared
15 5 (0.93%) VCP5
16 4 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 3 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (13.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (7.81%) SLA
3 17 (3.16%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.67%) QA
5 6 (1.12%) GDPR
6 4 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 154 (28.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 116 (21.56%) Hyper-V
3 67 (12.45%) Virtual Machines
4 49 (9.11%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (6.51%) vSphere
6 31 (5.76%) XenApp
7 26 (4.83%) Virtual Servers
8 24 (4.46%) Terminal Services
9 20 (3.72%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (1.49%) Xen
11 7 (1.30%) KVM
11 7 (1.30%) VirtualBox
12 6 (1.12%) Terminal Server
12 6 (1.12%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.74%) Docker
14 3 (0.56%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.56%) XenServer
15 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 53 (9.85%) SCCM
2 51 (9.48%) Ansible
3 14 (2.60%) Puppet
4 13 (2.42%) WSUS
5 11 (2.04%) SCOM
6 10 (1.86%) Backup Exec
6 10 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.49%) Nagios
8 7 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (1.12%) vRealize
10 5 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.93%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.93%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.74%) Terraform
12 3 (0.56%) DameWare
12 3 (0.56%) SmoothWall
13 2 (0.37%) Cacti
13 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 270 (50.19%) Microsoft
2 255 (47.40%) VMware
3 101 (18.77%) Cisco
3 101 (18.77%) Citrix
4 36 (6.69%) New Relic
4 36 (6.69%) Trend Micro
5 32 (5.95%) Veeam
6 22 (4.09%) HP
7 18 (3.35%) Avaya
8 13 (2.42%) IBM
8 13 (2.42%) Red Hat
9 12 (2.23%) Apple
9 12 (2.23%) Ivanti
9 12 (2.23%) Juniper
10 11 (2.04%) Dell
11 9 (1.67%) Nimble Storage
12 8 (1.49%) Meraki
13 7 (1.30%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.30%) EMC
14 6 (1.12%) SolarWinds