Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 36 33
Rank change year-on-year -11 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 461 491 438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.19% 6.60% 6.23%
As % of the System Software category 50.38% 57.16% 60.41%
Number of salaries quoted 437 453 358
Manchester median annual salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.71% +7.69% +2.36%
10th Percentile £20,000 £21,000 £19,425
90th Percentile £50,000 £51,250 £48,225
North West median annual salary £29,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -9.23% +8.33% -7.69%

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 915 859 725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.30% 11.55% 10.32%
Number of salaries quoted 791 771 524
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £54,250
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year - +10.29% -1.45%

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 January 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 19 January 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
Stockport -1 57 £43,000 +36.51% 9
Rochdale -5 31 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Salford +6 17 £22,000 -30.38% 10
Cheadle -3 12 £43,000 +56.36% 3
Altrincham -12 9 £28,000 +12.00% 3
Wigan +1 6 £19,000 -45.71% 1
Bolton -3 6 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Sale +6 4 £27,000 -5.26%
Bury 0 4 £28,500 -5.00% 3
Oldham +12 3 £32,500 +44.44% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne 0 1 £30,000 -9.09%
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 385 (83.51%) Windows
2 253 (54.88%) Microsoft
3 246 (53.36%) Windows Server
4 239 (51.84%) VMware
5 234 (50.76%) Office 365
6 212 (45.99%) ITIL
7 191 (41.43%) Cisco
8 173 (37.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 168 (36.44%) Hyper-V
10 139 (30.15%) MS Exchange
11 134 (29.07%) DNS
12 130 (28.20%) Microsoft Office
13 128 (27.77%) VMware Infrastructure
14 123 (26.68%) Firewall
15 119 (25.81%) TCP/IP
16 112 (24.30%) LAN
17 111 (24.08%) WAN
18 110 (23.86%) Microsoft Certification
19 104 (22.56%) Windows 7
20 97 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
20 97 (21.04%) DHCP
21 96 (20.82%) MCSE
22 94 (20.39%) Exchange Server 2010
23 92 (19.96%) Windows 10
24 83 (18.00%) SAN
25 78 (16.92%) SCCM
26 73 (15.84%) Citrix
27 66 (14.32%) VLAN
28 63 (13.67%) MCP
29 60 (13.02%) SLA

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
1 139 (30.15%) MS Exchange
2 94 (20.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (11.06%) SharePoint
4 28 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (6.07%) IIS
5 23 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (4.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (1.95%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.30%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.87%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.87%) WebSphere Portal
10 3 (0.65%) K2 blackpearl
11 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.22%) Confluence
12 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 130 (28.20%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.65%) Camtasia
3 3 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.65%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.43%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.22%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 234 (50.76%) Office 365
2 46 (9.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (5.42%) Mimecast
4 23 (4.99%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (1.74%) OneDrive
6 6 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.65%) IaaS
7 3 (0.65%) PaaS
8 2 (0.43%) G Suite
8 2 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.43%) SaaS
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.22%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 134 (29.07%) DNS
2 123 (26.68%) Firewall
3 119 (25.81%) TCP/IP
4 112 (24.30%) LAN
5 111 (24.08%) WAN
6 97 (21.04%) DHCP
7 83 (18.00%) SAN
8 66 (14.32%) VLAN
9 43 (9.33%) VPN
10 40 (8.68%) VoIP
11 33 (7.16%) Wi-Fi
12 30 (6.51%) MPLS
13 20 (4.34%) Ethernet
14 19 (4.12%) VRRP
15 18 (3.90%) BGP
15 18 (3.90%) Broadband
16 17 (3.69%) MRTG
16 17 (3.69%) OSPF
16 17 (3.69%) SNMP
16 17 (3.69%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.08%) MySQL
7 4 (0.87%) GIS
7 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.65%) MS Access
8 3 (0.65%) Power BI
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (3.90%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.08%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.87%) JIRA
4 2 (0.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.22%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.22%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (7.81%) Finance
2 35 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.64%) Legal
4 12 (2.60%) Law
4 12 (2.60%) Retail
5 11 (2.39%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.95%) Games
7 6 (1.30%) Advertising
8 3 (0.65%) Back Office
8 3 (0.65%) Banking
8 3 (0.65%) Billing
8 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 133 (28.85%) Support Engineer
2 74 (16.05%) IT Support
3 60 (13.02%) Analyst
4 56 (12.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 55 (11.93%) 2nd Line Support
6 53 (11.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 53 (11.50%) IT Engineer
7 50 (10.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 39 (8.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 39 (8.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 37 (8.03%) 1st Line Support
10 33 (7.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 33 (7.16%) Service Analyst
10 33 (7.16%) Windows Engineer
11 31 (6.72%) IT Support Engineer
12 29 (6.29%) Service Desk Analyst
12 29 (6.29%) Support Analyst
13 24 (5.21%) 1st Line Engineer
14 22 (4.77%) Network Engineer
15 21 (4.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.59%) Web Services
2 18 (3.90%) .NET
3 9 (1.95%) .NET Framework
4 7 (1.52%) XML
5 5 (1.08%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.87%) HTML
6 4 (0.87%) J2EE
6 4 (0.87%) JSF
7 3 (0.65%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.43%) COM
8 2 (0.43%) ODBC
9 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.22%) CSS
9 1 (0.22%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.22%) FreeSWITCH
9 1 (0.22%) LDAP
9 1 (0.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.98%) Driving Licence
2 29 (6.29%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.60%) Replication
4 10 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (1.95%) Clustering
5 9 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (1.52%) iPad
6 7 (1.52%) iPhone
6 7 (1.52%) NHS
7 6 (1.30%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.87%) CMDB
9 4 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.65%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.65%) User Experience
11 2 (0.43%) BYOD
11 2 (0.43%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.43%) FMCG
11 2 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 385 (83.51%) Windows
2 246 (53.36%) Windows Server
3 173 (37.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 104 (22.56%) Windows 7
5 97 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 92 (19.96%) Windows 10
7 23 (4.99%) Windows 8
8 15 (3.25%) Linux
9 13 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.74%) Android
11 6 (1.30%) Unix
12 4 (0.87%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.87%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.65%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.43%) AIX
14 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.22%) SUSE
15 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (45.99%) ITIL
2 30 (6.51%) Mentoring
3 26 (5.64%) Service Delivery
4 25 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (5.42%) Service Management
5 24 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (4.77%) Configuration Management
6 22 (4.77%) Network Management
7 18 (3.90%) Change Management
7 18 (3.90%) Incident Management
8 17 (3.69%) Proactive Monitoring
9 16 (3.47%) Migration
9 16 (3.47%) Time Management
10 15 (3.25%) Project Management
11 13 (2.82%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (2.82%) DevOps
12 12 (2.60%) Network Design
12 12 (2.60%) SIEM
13 11 (2.39%) ITIL V3
14 10 (2.17%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 58 (12.58%) SQL
2 39 (8.46%) PowerShell
3 19 (4.12%) PHP
4 16 (3.47%) Perl
4 16 (3.47%) Python
5 12 (2.60%) T-SQL
6 11 (2.39%) C#
7 9 (1.95%) VBA
7 9 (1.95%) VBScript
8 7 (1.52%) Java
9 4 (0.87%) C
9 4 (0.87%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.65%) X++
11 2 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 110 (23.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (20.82%) MCSE
3 63 (13.67%) MCP
4 48 (10.41%) MCSA
5 37 (8.03%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (6.72%) ITIL Certification
7 25 (5.42%) Degree
8 22 (4.77%) CCNA
9 19 (4.12%) CCNP
10 11 (2.39%) Master's Degree
11 10 (2.17%) MCITP
12 8 (1.74%) JNCIP
13 7 (1.52%) SC Cleared
13 7 (1.52%) Security Cleared
14 5 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.87%) CCIE
15 4 (0.87%) DV Cleared
16 3 (0.65%) MCTS
17 2 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
17 2 (0.43%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (13.02%) SLA
2 34 (7.38%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.08%) QA
5 3 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 168 (36.44%) Hyper-V
2 128 (27.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.29%) Terminal Services
4 28 (6.07%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (5.64%) vSphere
6 11 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.39%) XenApp
7 8 (1.74%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.65%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.43%) XenServer
10 1 (0.22%) OpenSIPS
10 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 78 (16.92%) SCCM
2 19 (4.12%) Nagios
3 17 (3.69%) Cacti
3 17 (3.69%) OpenNMS
3 17 (3.69%) Puppet
3 17 (3.69%) RANCID
4 13 (2.82%) SCOM
5 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.30%) WSUS
7 5 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.87%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.65%) WMI
10 2 (0.43%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.43%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.22%) Ansible
11 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 253 (54.88%) Microsoft
2 239 (51.84%) VMware
3 191 (41.43%) Cisco
4 73 (15.84%) Citrix
5 48 (10.41%) Veeam
6 30 (6.51%) Juniper
7 20 (4.34%) HP
8 18 (3.90%) Dell
9 17 (3.69%) Ericsson
9 17 (3.69%) Huawei
10 14 (3.04%) Oracle
11 12 (2.60%) Apple
11 12 (2.60%) EqualLogic
11 12 (2.60%) Palo Alto
12 10 (2.17%) iManage
13 9 (1.95%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.74%) Blue Coat
14 8 (1.74%) Brocade
14 8 (1.74%) Foundry
14 8 (1.74%) Google