Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Manchester
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 36 33
Rank change year-on-year -10 -3 +26
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 194 299 458
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 5.23% 6.09% 7.34%
As % of the System Software category 27.71% 34.61% 43.62%
Number of salaries quoted 159 227 412
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,150 £21,250
25th Percentile £34,625 £26,250 £25,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% - +13.64%
75th Percentile £52,500 £49,375 £60,000
90th Percentile £62,750 £63,750 £65,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% +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 700 864 1,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.86% 17.61% 16.84%
Number of salaries quoted 606 684 895
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £23,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £33,399 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £70,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +14 8 £23,000 -23.33% 1
Bolton 0 8 £41,500 -2.35% 2
Altrincham -5 7 £42,500 +108.74% 3
Sale - 6 £22,000 - 2
Salford +10 4 £41,000 -3.53% 3
Cheadle +9 4 £42,336 +88.16% 1
Bury +3 4 £31,250 +56.25% 3
Wigan -1 3 £50,000 -13.04%
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 132 (68.04%) Windows
2 120 (61.86%) Microsoft
3 108 (55.67%) Azure
4 100 (51.55%) Microsoft 365
5 75 (38.66%) Windows Server
6 65 (33.51%) DNS
7 61 (31.44%) VMware
8 55 (28.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 53 (27.32%) DHCP
10 51 (26.29%) PowerShell
11 45 (23.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 40 (20.62%) SQL
12 40 (20.62%) SQL Server
13 39 (20.10%) VMware Infrastructure
14 37 (19.07%) Firewall
15 36 (18.56%) AWS
16 34 (17.53%) MS Exchange
17 30 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
17 30 (15.46%) PaaS
17 30 (15.46%) DevOps
18 28 (14.43%) IaaS
18 28 (14.43%) ITIL
19 27 (13.92%) WAN
19 27 (13.92%) SCCM
19 27 (13.92%) Windows 10
20 26 (13.40%) Cisco
21 25 (12.89%) Hyper-V
21 25 (12.89%) Windows Server 2012
22 23 (11.86%) Migration
22 23 (11.86%) Linux

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 34 (17.53%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.79%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.61%) IIS
5 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.55%) Confluence
6 3 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 30 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 108 (55.67%) Azure
2 100 (51.55%) Microsoft 365
3 45 (23.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 36 (18.56%) AWS
5 30 (15.46%) PaaS
6 28 (14.43%) IaaS
7 20 (10.31%) SaaS
8 12 (6.19%) Power Platform
9 9 (4.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 9 (4.64%) OneDrive
10 8 (4.12%) PowerApps
11 7 (3.61%) GCP
11 7 (3.61%) Logic Apps
11 7 (3.61%) Yammer
12 5 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (2.06%) Serverless
14 2 (1.03%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
15 1 (0.52%) Google Workspace
15 1 (0.52%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 65 (33.51%) DNS
2 53 (27.32%) DHCP
3 37 (19.07%) Firewall
4 27 (13.92%) WAN
5 21 (10.82%) VPN
6 19 (9.79%) Network Security
7 18 (9.28%) LAN
8 16 (8.25%) SAN
9 14 (7.22%) VoIP
10 12 (6.19%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (5.67%) VLAN
12 10 (5.15%) TCP/IP
12 10 (5.15%) Wireless
13 9 (4.64%) NAS
13 9 (4.64%) SSL
14 8 (4.12%) WLAN
15 7 (3.61%) MPLS
15 7 (3.61%) Unified Communications
16 6 (3.09%) IPsec
16 6 (3.09%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (20.62%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.22%) MySQL
3 10 (5.15%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (3.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.06%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (2.06%) Power BI
6 4 (2.06%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.52%) MS Access
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.06%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.55%) JIRA
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.52%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (4.12%) Back Office
1 8 (4.12%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.61%) Electronics
3 5 (2.58%) Finance
3 5 (2.58%) Law
4 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.55%) Retail
5 1 (0.52%) Advertising
5 1 (0.52%) Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Billing
5 1 (0.52%) Games
5 1 (0.52%) Housing Association
5 1 (0.52%) Marketing
5 1 (0.52%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 45 (23.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (13.40%) Support Engineer
3 25 (12.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 24 (12.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 21 (10.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 21 (10.82%) Azure Engineer
6 19 (9.79%) IT Engineer
7 17 (8.76%) Analyst
8 14 (7.22%) IT Support
9 12 (6.19%) Applications Engineer
9 12 (6.19%) Citrix Engineer
9 12 (6.19%) Citrix Support
9 12 (6.19%) Citrix Support Engineer
10 10 (5.15%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.64%) Administrator
11 9 (4.64%) Architect
11 9 (4.64%) Exchange Engineer
11 9 (4.64%) Exchange Support
11 9 (4.64%) Service Analyst
11 9 (4.64%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.67%) SAML
2 7 (3.61%) OAuth
3 4 (2.06%) OpenID
4 3 (1.55%) COM
4 3 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.55%) SailPoint
5 2 (1.03%) JSON
5 2 (1.03%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.52%) .NET
6 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.52%) CSS
6 1 (0.52%) HTML
6 1 (0.52%) LDAP
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Graph
6 1 (0.52%) React
6 1 (0.52%) Web Services
6 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.70%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.19%) Clustering
3 10 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.15%) Replication
4 7 (3.61%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.09%) iPad
6 5 (2.58%) iPhone
7 4 (2.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 4 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.06%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.55%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.55%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.55%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.03%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.03%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.03%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.52%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 132 (68.04%) Windows
2 75 (38.66%) Windows Server
3 27 (13.92%) Windows 10
4 25 (12.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (11.86%) Linux
6 18 (9.28%) Windows Server 2019
7 16 (8.25%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (3.61%) Android
8 7 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.06%) Alpine Linux
10 4 (2.06%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.06%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.52%) CentOS
13 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (28.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (15.46%) DevOps
3 28 (14.43%) ITIL
4 23 (11.86%) Migration
5 21 (10.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (6.19%) Identity Access Management
7 12 (6.19%) Project Management
8 11 (5.67%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (5.15%) Collaborative Working
9 10 (5.15%) Infrastructure as Code
9 10 (5.15%) Security Operations
9 10 (5.15%) Server Management
9 10 (5.15%) Server Virtualisation
10 9 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (4.64%) Coaching
10 9 (4.64%) Configuration Management
10 9 (4.64%) Information Security
10 9 (4.64%) Problem Management
11 8 (4.12%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 51 (26.29%) PowerShell
2 40 (20.62%) SQL
3 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.55%) VB
4 2 (1.03%) Python
5 1 (0.52%) C
5 1 (0.52%) C#
5 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.52%) VBA
5 1 (0.52%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 17 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.22%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.64%) MCSA
4 9 (4.64%) MCSE
5 7 (3.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (3.61%) MCP
6 6 (3.09%) CCNA
6 6 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (3.09%) MCITP
7 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 4 (2.06%) SSCP
8 3 (1.55%) CISSP
8 3 (1.55%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.55%) CREST Certified
8 3 (1.55%) Degree
9 1 (0.52%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.73%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.52%) PMO
2 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 39 (20.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (12.89%) Hyper-V
3 14 (7.22%) vSphere
4 12 (6.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (3.61%) Docker
5 7 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (3.09%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 6 (3.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 6 (3.09%) Shibboleth
6 6 (3.09%) XenApp
7 5 (2.58%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.55%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.52%) Firmware
10 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (13.92%) SCCM
2 22 (11.34%) Ansible
2 22 (11.34%) Kubernetes
3 14 (7.22%) Terraform
4 13 (6.70%) WSUS
5 9 (4.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 9 (4.64%) SCOM
6 7 (3.61%) FortiGate
6 7 (3.61%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.61%) Puppet
6 7 (3.61%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (3.09%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (2.58%) ServiceCenter
9 4 (2.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (2.06%) Nessus
10 3 (1.55%) Consul
10 3 (1.55%) Grafana
10 3 (1.55%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 120 (61.86%) Microsoft
2 61 (31.44%) VMware
3 26 (13.40%) Cisco
4 21 (10.82%) Citrix
5 11 (5.67%) Sophos
6 9 (4.64%) HP
7 8 (4.12%) Google
8 7 (3.61%) Dell
8 7 (3.61%) Intel
9 6 (3.09%) NetApp
9 6 (3.09%) Veeam
9 6 (3.09%) ZyXEL
10 5 (2.58%) Apple
10 5 (2.58%) Oracle
10 5 (2.58%) Polycom
10 5 (2.58%) Proofpoint
10 5 (2.58%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.55%) CyberArk
11 3 (1.55%) McAfee
12 2 (1.03%) SaltStack