Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 49 36
Rank change year-on-year +19 -13 0
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 543 467 489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.99% 6.26% 6.64%
As % of the System Software category 43.79% 50.87% 57.67%
Number of salaries quoted 489 445 452
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £29,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.12% -15.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £49,700 £52,375
North West median annual salary £32,500 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +12.07% -10.77% +8.33%

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 1,240 918 848
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.24% 12.31% 11.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,053 798 764
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.92% -1.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,375 £58,750
North West median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +17.33% - +10.29%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +29 101 £60,000 +114.29% 3
Stockport -2 41 £26,250 -38.95% 6
Wigan +17 34 £22,500 +18.42% 3
Bolton +26 21 £24,000 -40.00% 2
Sale +6 14 £20,250 -25.00%
Salford -6 14 £25,000 +16.28% 5
Bury +8 13 £22,500 -30.77%
Cheadle +5 10 £25,250 -41.28% 3
Rochdale +1 8 £49,000 +40.00% 1
Heywood - 3 £26,250 -
Oldham +4 2 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 447 (82.32%) Windows
2 300 (55.25%) Microsoft
3 208 (38.31%) VMware
4 200 (36.83%) Linux
5 199 (36.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 164 (30.20%) Amazon AWS
7 153 (28.18%) Windows Server
8 146 (26.89%) Office 365
9 135 (24.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 125 (23.02%) ITIL
11 114 (20.99%) Incident Management
12 113 (20.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 110 (20.26%) Degree
13 110 (20.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 110 (20.26%) DNS
14 108 (19.89%) Cisco Certification
15 105 (19.34%) Windows 10
16 103 (18.97%) Information Security
17 98 (18.05%) Windows 7
18 97 (17.86%) Citrix
19 96 (17.68%) Cisco
19 96 (17.68%) Firewall
19 96 (17.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 95 (17.50%) Penetration Testing
20 95 (17.50%) Risk Management
21 94 (17.31%) Security Management
21 94 (17.31%) CISSP
21 94 (17.31%) SIEM
21 94 (17.31%) OWASP
21 94 (17.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP

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 84 (15.47%) MS Exchange
2 64 (11.79%) IIS
3 46 (8.47%) Confluence
4 44 (8.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 34 (6.26%) SharePoint
6 18 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (2.39%) Skype for Business
8 11 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.92%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.55%) CMS
12 3 (0.55%) nginx
13 2 (0.37%) Apache
13 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.37%) NetWeaver
14 1 (0.18%) Drupal
14 1 (0.18%) JBoss
14 1 (0.18%) Jetty
Applications
1 51 (9.39%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.37%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.55%) Visualfiles
2 2 (0.37%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 199 (36.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 164 (30.20%) Amazon AWS
3 146 (26.89%) Office 365
4 47 (8.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 40 (7.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 40 (7.37%) Amazon EC2
5 40 (7.37%) Amazon S3
5 40 (7.37%) Amazon SQS
5 40 (7.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 16 (2.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.10%) SaaS
8 5 (0.92%) IaaS
8 5 (0.92%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.74%) PaaS
10 3 (0.55%) Azure Functions
10 3 (0.55%) G Suite
10 3 (0.55%) Google Drive
10 3 (0.55%) Serverless
11 1 (0.18%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.18%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (20.26%) DNS
2 96 (17.68%) Firewall
3 84 (15.47%) DHCP
3 84 (15.47%) LAN
4 82 (15.10%) WAN
5 73 (13.44%) TCP/IP
6 63 (11.60%) SAN
7 31 (5.71%) VPN
8 19 (3.50%) VoIP
9 16 (2.95%) Skype
10 13 (2.39%) Internet
10 13 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
10 13 (2.39%) Wireless
11 12 (2.21%) Network Security
12 10 (1.84%) Unified Communications
12 10 (1.84%) VLAN
13 8 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (1.29%) Intranet
15 6 (1.10%) Broadband
15 6 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.37%) Amazon RDS
2 35 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.10%) MySQL
3 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.37%) Power BI
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.18%) MS Access
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 57 (10.50%) Git (software)
2 50 (9.21%) JIRA
3 48 (8.84%) TeamCity
4 46 (8.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 45 (8.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 44 (8.10%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.10%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.55%) GitLab
10 2 (0.37%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.18%) Ant
11 1 (0.18%) Chocolatey
11 1 (0.18%) Maven
11 1 (0.18%) Subversion
11 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (7.55%) Finance
2 24 (4.42%) Telecoms
3 22 (4.05%) Marketing
4 20 (3.68%) Retail
5 15 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.58%) Electronics
7 10 (1.84%) Legal
8 9 (1.66%) Law
9 7 (1.29%) Games
10 6 (1.10%) Back Office
11 5 (0.92%) Publishing
12 4 (0.74%) Automotive
13 2 (0.37%) Advertising
13 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.37%) Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (17.31%) Information Manager
1 94 (17.31%) Information Security Manager
1 94 (17.31%) Security Manager
2 87 (16.02%) IT Support
3 81 (14.92%) Support Engineer
4 69 (12.71%) Analyst
5 59 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 51 (9.39%) Support Technician
7 46 (8.47%) IT Technician
8 45 (8.29%) IT Support Technician
9 44 (8.10%) 1st Line Support
9 44 (8.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 44 (8.10%) Support Analyst
10 43 (7.92%) IT Engineer
11 40 (7.37%) 2nd Line Support
12 39 (7.18%) Server Support
13 33 (6.08%) Service Desk Engineer
14 30 (5.52%) 3rd Line Support
15 29 (5.34%) 1st Line Engineer
16 28 (5.16%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.58%) Web Services
2 6 (1.10%) Software Packaging
3 4 (0.74%) .NET
3 4 (0.74%) HTML
4 3 (0.55%) CSS
5 2 (0.37%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.37%) HTML5
5 2 (0.37%) SAML
5 2 (0.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.18%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.18%) Kendo UI
6 1 (0.18%) Node.js
6 1 (0.18%) PhoneGap
6 1 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.18%) Redux
6 1 (0.18%) REST
6 1 (0.18%) Sass
6 1 (0.18%) Scalaz
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.37%) Private Cloud
3 31 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 14 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.39%) Public Cloud
7 12 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (2.03%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.84%) Clustering
10 9 (1.66%) Blackberry
10 9 (1.66%) Replication
11 5 (0.92%) CMDB
11 5 (0.92%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.74%) Blog
12 4 (0.74%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.74%) NHS
12 4 (0.74%) User Experience
13 3 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.55%) RSA SecurID
13 3 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 447 (82.32%) Windows
2 200 (36.83%) Linux
3 153 (28.18%) Windows Server
4 110 (20.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 105 (19.34%) Windows 10
6 98 (18.05%) Windows 7
7 83 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (6.26%) Windows 8
9 18 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.84%) Android
11 10 (1.84%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.29%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.92%) CentOS
13 5 (0.92%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.74%) SUSE
14 4 (0.74%) Unix
15 3 (0.55%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (23.02%) ITIL
2 114 (20.99%) Incident Management
3 103 (18.97%) Information Security
4 96 (17.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 95 (17.50%) Penetration Testing
5 95 (17.50%) Risk Management
6 94 (17.31%) Data Loss Prevention
6 94 (17.31%) OWASP
6 94 (17.31%) Security Management
6 94 (17.31%) SIEM
7 75 (13.81%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (11.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 59 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
10 53 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
11 48 (8.84%) DevOps
12 47 (8.66%) Network Virtualisation
13 43 (7.92%) Service Management
14 28 (5.16%) Mentoring
15 27 (4.97%) Coaching
16 21 (3.87%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 71 (13.08%) SQL
2 50 (9.21%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.03%) Python
4 9 (1.66%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.74%) C#
6 3 (0.55%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.55%) PHP
7 2 (0.37%) C
8 1 (0.18%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.18%) Java
8 1 (0.18%) Perl
8 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 110 (20.26%) Degree
2 108 (19.89%) Cisco Certification
3 94 (17.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 94 (17.31%) CISSP
4 51 (9.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (4.79%) ITIL Certification
5 26 (4.79%) MCSA
6 25 (4.60%) MCSE
7 17 (3.13%) MCP
8 13 (2.39%) CCNA
9 7 (1.29%) CCNP
9 7 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (1.29%) MCITP
9 7 (1.29%) Security Cleared
10 6 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.92%) MCTS
12 4 (0.74%) SC Cleared
13 3 (0.55%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.55%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.37%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (20.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (4.05%) SLA
3 20 (3.68%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.92%) GDPR
5 5 (0.92%) QA
6 2 (0.37%) COBIT
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 135 (24.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (14.18%) Virtual Machines
3 50 (9.21%) Hyper-V
4 37 (6.81%) vSphere
5 33 (6.08%) XenApp
6 32 (5.89%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (5.34%) Virtual Servers
8 20 (3.68%) XenDesktop
9 15 (2.76%) Terminal Server
9 15 (2.76%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.10%) Docker
12 5 (0.92%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.92%) XenServer
13 4 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.55%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.55%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.37%) vCloud
16 1 (0.18%) KVM
16 1 (0.18%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 52 (9.58%) SCCM
2 47 (8.66%) Ansible
3 12 (2.21%) Nagios
3 12 (2.21%) SCOM
4 11 (2.03%) WSUS
5 8 (1.47%) Puppet
5 8 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.10%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.92%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.92%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.74%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.74%) Terraform
10 3 (0.55%) DameWare
10 3 (0.55%) SCSM
Vendors
1 300 (55.25%) Microsoft
2 208 (38.31%) VMware
3 97 (17.86%) Citrix
4 96 (17.68%) Cisco
5 40 (7.37%) New Relic
5 40 (7.37%) Trend Micro
6 24 (4.42%) HP
7 19 (3.50%) Veeam
8 18 (3.31%) Red Hat
9 15 (2.76%) Apple
9 15 (2.76%) Ivanti
10 12 (2.21%) Dell
10 12 (2.21%) SAP
11 10 (1.84%) Google
12 9 (1.66%) Meraki
12 9 (1.66%) NetApp
13 7 (1.29%) Avaya
14 6 (1.10%) IBM
14 6 (1.10%) Juniper
14 6 (1.10%) SolarWinds