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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 32 39
Rank change year-on-year -27 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 184 209 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.67% 6.10% 6.44%
As % of the System Software category 44.44% 64.51% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 161 186 196
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,750 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,750 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

Active Directory is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

System Software Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 414 324 405
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 10.52% 9.46% 10.74%
Number of salaries quoted 333 279 301
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Active Directory as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale - 19 £40,000 - 2
Bolton -6 15 £31,500 +36.95%
Wigan -10 9 £22,750 +9.63% 1
Bury -2 8 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Altrincham -5 8 £25,000 +42.85% 3
Stockport -3 6 £21,750 -3.33% 5
Cheadle +11 5 £21,000 -27.58% 1
Salford -11 1 - - 2
Oldham - 1 £22,000 - 1
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 354 (76.62%) Windows
2 272 (58.87%) Microsoft
3 220 (47.62%) VMware
4 184 (39.83%) Windows Server
5 162 (35.06%) ITIL
6 156 (33.77%) MS Exchange
7 154 (33.33%) DNS
8 139 (30.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 124 (26.84%) VMware Infrastructure
10 123 (26.62%) MS Excel
11 113 (24.46%) Windows 7
12 110 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 107 (23.16%) Firewall
14 106 (22.94%) Cisco
14 106 (22.94%) WAN
14 106 (22.94%) DHCP
15 97 (21.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 94 (20.35%) Hyper-V
17 87 (18.83%) LAN
18 86 (18.61%) Office 365
19 78 (16.88%) SQL Server
20 76 (16.45%) TCP/IP
21 75 (16.23%) Citrix
22 73 (15.80%) PowerShell
22 73 (15.80%) SCCM
23 69 (14.94%) MS Office
24 63 (13.64%) MCSE
25 59 (12.77%) SQL
26 58 (12.55%) Exchange Server 2010
27 56 (12.12%) Cisco Certification

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
1 156 (33.77%) MS Exchange
2 58 (12.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (10.61%) IIS
4 47 (10.17%) SharePoint
5 42 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (6.49%) Skype for Business
7 15 (3.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.30%) Confluence
10 5 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.65%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.65%) nginx
11 3 (0.65%) Site Server
12 1 (0.22%) Apache
12 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.22%) DNN
12 1 (0.22%) Zimbra
Applications
1 123 (26.62%) MS Excel
2 69 (14.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.87%) Magento
3 4 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.65%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.22%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 86 (18.61%) Office 365
2 47 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (9.96%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (2.60%) Amazon S3
5 11 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (1.95%) SaaS
7 4 (0.87%) Basecamp
8 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.65%) IaaS
8 3 (0.65%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.43%) PaaS
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 154 (33.33%) DNS
2 107 (23.16%) Firewall
3 106 (22.94%) DHCP
3 106 (22.94%) WAN
4 87 (18.83%) LAN
5 76 (16.45%) TCP/IP
6 56 (12.12%) Internet
7 52 (11.26%) VLAN
8 44 (9.52%) SAN
9 42 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
10 37 (8.01%) VoIP
11 31 (6.71%) MPLS
12 27 (5.84%) VPN
13 24 (5.19%) Network Security
14 23 (4.98%) Broadband
14 23 (4.98%) Ethernet
14 23 (4.98%) Skype
14 23 (4.98%) TACACS
15 14 (3.03%) BGP
15 14 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.73%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.87%) MySQL
7 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.43%) DTS
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.22%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (2.38%) JIRA
2 10 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.73%) InstallShield
3 8 (1.73%) MSI
4 7 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.87%) Bugzilla
5 4 (0.87%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.43%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.43%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.22%) Maven
General
1 21 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 20 (4.33%) Finance
3 10 (2.16%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.73%) Retail
5 7 (1.52%) Marketing
6 5 (1.08%) Legal
7 4 (0.87%) Back Office
7 4 (0.87%) Banking
7 4 (0.87%) German Language
8 3 (0.65%) Law
9 2 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (19.05%) Analyst
2 86 (18.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 82 (17.75%) Support Engineer
4 72 (15.58%) IT Support
5 62 (13.42%) Support Analyst
6 54 (11.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 53 (11.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 41 (8.87%) Infrastructure Support
8 41 (8.87%) Support Technician
9 37 (8.01%) IT Analyst
10 33 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 32 (6.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 32 (6.93%) IT Engineer
12 31 (6.71%) Network Engineer
13 30 (6.49%) IT Support Analyst
14 28 (6.06%) VMware Engineer
15 27 (5.84%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
15 27 (5.84%) Windows Engineer
16 26 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 25 (5.41%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.63%) Web Services
2 4 (0.87%) .NET
2 4 (0.87%) HTML
3 3 (0.65%) CSS
3 3 (0.65%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.22%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.22%) FFmpeg
4 1 (0.22%) jQuery
4 1 (0.22%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.90%) CMDB
3 18 (3.90%) iPad
4 12 (2.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (2.16%) Clustering
6 9 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.95%) Public Cloud
6 9 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.73%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.52%) NHS
9 6 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.30%) Life Science
9 6 (1.30%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (1.08%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.08%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.87%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.87%) RSA SecurID
12 3 (0.65%) iPhone
12 3 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 354 (76.62%) Windows
2 184 (39.83%) Windows Server
3 139 (30.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 113 (24.46%) Windows 7
5 110 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (10.39%) Linux
7 46 (9.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (8.01%) Windows 10
8 37 (8.01%) Windows 8
9 17 (3.68%) Windows XP
10 10 (2.16%) Mac OS X
10 10 (2.16%) Unix
11 8 (1.73%) AIX
12 5 (1.08%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.87%) CentOS
14 3 (0.65%) Android
14 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.65%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (35.06%) ITIL
2 47 (10.17%) Service Management
3 39 (8.44%) Configuration Management
4 33 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (6.06%) Migration
6 26 (5.63%) Network Management
7 23 (4.98%) Service Delivery
8 22 (4.76%) Mentoring
9 21 (4.55%) Coaching
9 21 (4.55%) Problem Management
10 20 (4.33%) Change Management
10 20 (4.33%) Data Protection
11 17 (3.68%) Customer Requirements
11 17 (3.68%) Network Design
12 15 (3.25%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (3.03%) Capacity Management
13 14 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (3.03%) Load Testing
13 14 (3.03%) Performance Analysis
14 13 (2.81%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 73 (15.80%) PowerShell
2 59 (12.77%) SQL
3 24 (5.19%) Python
4 19 (4.11%) VBScript
5 18 (3.90%) Perl
6 7 (1.52%) PHP
7 6 (1.30%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.87%) C
8 4 (0.87%) VB
9 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.22%) C#
10 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.22%) Ruby
10 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 97 (21.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (13.64%) MCSE
3 56 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (8.01%) MCP
5 36 (7.79%) CCNP
6 30 (6.49%) MCSA
7 25 (5.41%) CCNA
7 25 (5.41%) Security Cleared
8 23 (4.98%) MCITP
9 22 (4.76%) Degree
10 17 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (3.46%) SC Cleared
12 15 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (2.60%) JNCIP
14 8 (1.73%) BC Cleared
15 7 (1.52%) ISEB
15 7 (1.52%) MCTS
16 5 (1.08%) MCDST
16 5 (1.08%) NCIE
17 4 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (10.39%) SLA
2 26 (5.63%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.16%) QA
5 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 124 (26.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (20.35%) Hyper-V
3 31 (6.71%) Terminal Services
4 24 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (5.19%) vSphere
5 11 (2.38%) VMware Server
6 10 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (2.16%) vCloud
6 10 (2.16%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.95%) XenApp
8 8 (1.73%) ProxySG
9 5 (1.08%) Terminal Server
9 5 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.87%) KVM
10 4 (0.87%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.65%) Varnish
12 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.22%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 73 (15.80%) SCCM
2 35 (7.58%) WSUS
3 26 (5.63%) Puppet
4 24 (5.19%) Nagios
5 22 (4.76%) SCOrch
6 19 (4.11%) OpenNMS
7 15 (3.25%) RANCID
8 12 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (2.16%) Backup Exec
11 9 (1.95%) Cacti
12 8 (1.73%) Ansible
13 7 (1.52%) HP SIM
14 6 (1.30%) AirWatch
14 6 (1.30%) SCOM
14 6 (1.30%) vMotion
15 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 5 (1.08%) SCDPM
16 4 (0.87%) HockeyApp
16 4 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 272 (58.87%) Microsoft
2 220 (47.62%) VMware
3 106 (22.94%) Cisco
4 75 (16.23%) Citrix
5 44 (9.52%) HP
6 40 (8.66%) Juniper
7 25 (5.41%) Intel Security
7 25 (5.41%) Veeam
8 23 (4.98%) NetApp
9 22 (4.76%) Dell
10 19 (4.11%) Ericsson
10 19 (4.11%) Huawei
11 17 (3.68%) Avaya
11 17 (3.68%) Symantec
12 12 (2.60%) Palo Alto
13 11 (2.38%) SolarWinds
14 10 (2.16%) CheckPoint
15 9 (1.95%) EqualLogic
16 8 (1.73%) Blue Coat
16 8 (1.73%) Red Hat
Stockport, Cheshire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Morson International
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + £4k shift + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £43000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Morson International
Salary: £25000.00 - £27500.00 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £27,000 to £29,950 per annum + car + fantastic hols & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Fuel Card
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
RM plc
Salary: £15000 - £22000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Greater Manchester
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £42k
Posted: 6 days ago