Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 35 40
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 514 493 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.53% 6.66% 5.83%
As % of the System Software category 55.03% 62.33% 57.50%
Number of salaries quoted 491 456 340
Manchester median annual salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.71% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £20,000 £20,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £53,125 £48,750
North West median annual salary £29,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -10.77% +8.33% -4.76%

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 934 791 753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.86% 10.69% 10.13%
Number of salaries quoted 806 727 516
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +4.48%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 0 51 £43,000 +45.76% 3
Rochdale 0 23 £36,000 -10.00% 4
Cheadle +4 19 £43,000 +56.36% 1
Salford +4 15 £21,000 -35.38% 4
Wigan -1 10 £25,000 +16.28%
Bury -1 10 £24,500 -10.91%
Bolton 0 8 £37,500 +87.50% 1
Altrincham -15 7 £28,000 +12.00% 1
Sale +8 5 £27,000 -12.90%
Oldham -1 4 £35,000 +55.56% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne 0 1 £30,000 -9.09%
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 428 (83.27%) Windows
2 280 (54.47%) Microsoft
3 252 (49.03%) Windows Server
4 248 (48.25%) VMware
5 243 (47.28%) Office 365
6 228 (44.36%) ITIL
7 214 (41.63%) Cisco
8 164 (31.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 161 (31.32%) Hyper-V
10 155 (30.16%) MS Exchange
11 151 (29.38%) DNS
12 131 (25.49%) TCP/IP
13 129 (25.10%) Microsoft Office
13 129 (25.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 129 (25.10%) VMware Infrastructure
14 127 (24.71%) Firewall
15 123 (23.93%) WAN
16 121 (23.54%) Windows 7
17 118 (22.96%) LAN
18 115 (22.37%) DHCP
19 113 (21.98%) MCSE
20 101 (19.65%) SAN
21 98 (19.07%) Windows 10
22 95 (18.48%) Exchange Server 2010
23 84 (16.34%) Windows Server 2008
24 74 (14.40%) Citrix
25 70 (13.62%) VLAN
26 67 (13.04%) PowerShell
27 63 (12.26%) SCCM
28 59 (11.48%) Driving Licence

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
1 155 (30.16%) MS Exchange
2 95 (18.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (10.31%) SharePoint
4 24 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (4.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (3.89%) IIS
7 19 (3.70%) Skype for Business
8 18 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (2.14%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.58%) K2 blackpearl
10 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 129 (25.10%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.58%) Camtasia
2 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.58%) Epicor Tropos
2 3 (0.58%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 243 (47.28%) Office 365
2 54 (10.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (7.39%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (6.42%) Mimecast
5 6 (1.17%) SaaS
6 5 (0.97%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.58%) CodePlex
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.39%) IaaS
8 2 (0.39%) PaaS
8 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.19%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 151 (29.38%) DNS
2 131 (25.49%) TCP/IP
3 127 (24.71%) Firewall
4 123 (23.93%) WAN
5 118 (22.96%) LAN
6 115 (22.37%) DHCP
7 101 (19.65%) SAN
8 70 (13.62%) VLAN
9 33 (6.42%) MPLS
10 30 (5.84%) VPN
11 28 (5.45%) VoIP
12 23 (4.47%) Wi-Fi
13 22 (4.28%) Junos
13 22 (4.28%) Network Security
14 17 (3.31%) Skype
15 14 (2.72%) Internet
16 13 (2.53%) NetScaler
16 13 (2.53%) Unified Communications
17 11 (2.14%) Ethernet
18 10 (1.95%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.17%) MySQL
4 6 (1.17%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.58%) Power BI
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.19%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.19%) JIRA
General
1 39 (7.59%) Finance
1 39 (7.59%) Telecoms
2 29 (5.64%) Legal
3 14 (2.72%) Retail
4 12 (2.33%) Law
5 8 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.17%) Advertising
6 6 (1.17%) Games
7 4 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.58%) Back Office
8 3 (0.58%) Billing
9 2 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 154 (29.96%) Support Engineer
2 84 (16.34%) IT Support
3 65 (12.65%) Analyst
3 65 (12.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 64 (12.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 57 (11.09%) IT Engineer
6 52 (10.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 51 (9.92%) 3rd Line Support
8 46 (8.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 44 (8.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 42 (8.17%) 1st Line Support
11 40 (7.78%) Network Engineer
12 38 (7.39%) Support Analyst
13 35 (6.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 35 (6.81%) IT Support Engineer
13 35 (6.81%) Windows Engineer
14 28 (5.45%) Service Analyst
15 27 (5.25%) 1st Line Engineer
16 25 (4.86%) Technical Support
17 24 (4.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.42%) Web Services
2 13 (2.53%) .NET
3 10 (1.95%) .NET Framework
4 4 (0.78%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (0.78%) WCF
5 1 (0.19%) COM
5 1 (0.19%) CSS
5 1 (0.19%) FreeSWITCH
5 1 (0.19%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 59 (11.48%) Driving Licence
2 27 (5.25%) Data Centre
3 13 (2.53%) iPad
3 13 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (1.95%) Replication
6 9 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.56%) Clustering
8 7 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (1.36%) iPhone
9 6 (1.17%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.97%) NHS
11 4 (0.78%) CMDB
11 4 (0.78%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.58%) FMCG
13 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.39%) EPoS
13 2 (0.39%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 428 (83.27%) Windows
2 252 (49.03%) Windows Server
3 164 (31.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 121 (23.54%) Windows 7
5 98 (19.07%) Windows 10
6 84 (16.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (9.92%) Windows 8
8 25 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (3.70%) Linux
10 8 (1.56%) Android
11 5 (0.97%) Unix
12 4 (0.78%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.58%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.39%) AIX
14 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.39%) CentOS
14 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (44.36%) ITIL
2 32 (6.23%) Service Delivery
3 29 (5.64%) Mentoring
4 28 (5.45%) Change Management
4 28 (5.45%) SIEM
5 27 (5.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (5.25%) Service Management
5 27 (5.25%) Time Management
6 25 (4.86%) Configuration Management
7 22 (4.28%) Cybersecurity
8 21 (4.09%) Network Design
9 20 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (3.89%) Penetration Testing
10 19 (3.70%) Problem Management
10 19 (3.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 18 (3.50%) Network Management
12 13 (2.53%) Project Management
13 12 (2.33%) Load Balancing
13 12 (2.33%) Statistics
14 11 (2.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 67 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 38 (7.39%) SQL
3 13 (2.53%) VBScript
4 7 (1.36%) Perl
4 7 (1.36%) Python
5 6 (1.17%) C#
6 4 (0.78%) VB
7 3 (0.58%) PHP
7 3 (0.58%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.58%) VBA
8 1 (0.19%) C
8 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 129 (25.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 113 (21.98%) MCSE
3 57 (11.09%) MCP
4 50 (9.73%) Degree
5 49 (9.53%) MCSA
6 40 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (5.25%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (4.28%) CCNP
8 22 (4.28%) Master's Degree
9 20 (3.89%) CCNA
10 11 (2.14%) CCIE
11 8 (1.56%) MCITP
12 7 (1.36%) SC Cleared
12 7 (1.36%) Security Cleared
13 6 (1.17%) JNCIP
13 6 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.58%) HNC
14 3 (0.58%) HND
15 2 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
16 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (10.51%) SLA
2 25 (4.86%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.56%) QA
5 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.19%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 161 (31.32%) Hyper-V
2 129 (25.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (7.78%) Terminal Services
4 29 (5.64%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (5.45%) vSphere
6 19 (3.70%) ProxySG
7 14 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.56%) XenApp
9 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.39%) XenServer
11 1 (0.19%) KVM
11 1 (0.19%) OpenSIPS
11 1 (0.19%) Varnish
11 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (12.26%) SCCM
2 14 (2.72%) Puppet
3 13 (2.53%) Nagios
4 10 (1.95%) Cacti
4 10 (1.95%) OpenNMS
4 10 (1.95%) RANCID
5 8 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (1.36%) WSUS
7 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.78%) SCOM
9 3 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.58%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.39%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.39%) WMI
10 2 (0.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 280 (54.47%) Microsoft
2 248 (48.25%) VMware
3 214 (41.63%) Cisco
4 74 (14.40%) Citrix
5 55 (10.70%) Veeam
6 43 (8.37%) Juniper
7 30 (5.84%) Dell
8 27 (5.25%) HP
9 25 (4.86%) CheckPoint
10 24 (4.67%) EqualLogic
11 22 (4.28%) Palo Alto
12 20 (3.89%) Blue Coat
13 11 (2.14%) F5
13 11 (2.14%) Lotus
13 11 (2.14%) Riverbed
14 10 (1.95%) Ericsson
14 10 (1.95%) Huawei
14 10 (1.95%) Wyse
15 9 (1.75%) Apple
15 9 (1.75%) iManage