Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 56 52
Rank change year-on-year +23 -4 -16
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 454 388 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.45% 5.48% 5.34%
As % of the System Software category 45.35% 41.86% 48.12%
Number of salaries quoted 395 343 375
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £52,500
North West median annual salary £35,000 £32,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +1.59%

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 1,001 927 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.43% 13.10% 11.09%
Number of salaries quoted 822 781 726
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,025 £22,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +7.14%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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
Stockport +5 39 £36,000 -4.00% 5
Altrincham +12 36 £60,000 +166.67%
Bury - 20 £22,500 -
Salford -16 18 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Wigan +15 16 £22,500 -
Bolton +17 12 £25,750 - 3
Rochdale +7 10 £46,500 +8.14% 1
Sale +5 5 £20,750 -43.15%
Cheadle -2 2 £40,000 +100.00% 2
Oldham +10 1 £45,000 +91.49% 3
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 354 (77.97%) Windows
2 279 (61.45%) Microsoft
3 170 (37.44%) Office 365
4 167 (36.78%) VMware
5 158 (34.80%) Windows Server
6 157 (34.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 146 (32.16%) DNS
8 140 (30.84%) ITIL
9 124 (27.31%) DHCP
10 123 (27.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 120 (26.43%) Cisco
12 115 (25.33%) Windows 10
13 105 (23.13%) Microsoft Office
14 103 (22.69%) MS Exchange
15 94 (20.70%) Linux
16 91 (20.04%) PowerShell
17 86 (18.94%) Amazon AWS
18 85 (18.72%) Windows Server 2012
18 85 (18.72%) LAN
19 84 (18.50%) WAN
20 82 (18.06%) Windows 7
21 77 (16.96%) TCP/IP
22 76 (16.74%) Firewall
23 75 (16.52%) Citrix
24 69 (15.20%) Hyper-V
25 68 (14.98%) Microsoft Certification
25 68 (14.98%) SQL
26 67 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
27 66 (14.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 64 (14.10%) Degree

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
1 103 (22.69%) MS Exchange
2 50 (11.01%) IIS
3 36 (7.93%) SharePoint
4 29 (6.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (5.73%) Skype for Business
6 21 (4.63%) Confluence
7 9 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.54%) IBM Notes
8 7 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.88%) Apache
12 3 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.66%) nginx
13 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.44%) NetWeaver
14 1 (0.22%) Drupal
14 1 (0.22%) JBoss
14 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 105 (23.13%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.66%) Visualfiles
2 2 (0.44%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 170 (37.44%) Office 365
2 157 (34.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (18.94%) Amazon AWS
4 56 (12.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (4.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 21 (4.63%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (4.63%) Amazon S3
7 19 (4.19%) Amazon SQS
7 19 (4.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (2.86%) IaaS
10 10 (2.20%) Mimecast
11 6 (1.32%) PaaS
11 6 (1.32%) Serverless
12 5 (1.10%) SaaS
13 4 (0.88%) Azure Functions
13 4 (0.88%) Yammer
14 3 (0.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 2 (0.44%) Power Platform
15 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 146 (32.16%) DNS
2 124 (27.31%) DHCP
3 85 (18.72%) LAN
4 84 (18.50%) WAN
5 77 (16.96%) TCP/IP
6 76 (16.74%) Firewall
7 53 (11.67%) VPN
8 36 (7.93%) SAN
9 33 (7.27%) Skype
10 28 (6.17%) Wireless
11 20 (4.41%) Internet
11 20 (4.41%) VoIP
12 15 (3.30%) VLAN
13 14 (3.08%) MPLS
13 14 (3.08%) Remote Desktop
14 12 (2.64%) Broadband
15 11 (2.42%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (2.20%) Kerberos
16 10 (2.20%) Network Security
17 9 (1.98%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.19%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.76%) MySQL
5 5 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.44%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.44%) IDOL
6 2 (0.44%) Power BI
7 1 (0.22%) DB2
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 35 (7.71%) Git (software)
2 30 (6.61%) Octopus Deploy
3 27 (5.95%) TeamCity
4 25 (5.51%) JIRA
5 22 (4.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 22 (4.85%) Jenkins
6 19 (4.19%) Bitbucket Server
7 6 (1.32%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.44%) eggPlant
10 1 (0.22%) Ant
10 1 (0.22%) Chocolatey
10 1 (0.22%) GitLab
10 1 (0.22%) Maven
10 1 (0.22%) Mercurial
General
1 48 (10.57%) Finance
2 32 (7.05%) Legal
3 28 (6.17%) Law
4 17 (3.74%) Marketing
5 13 (2.86%) Retail
6 12 (2.64%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.54%) Games
9 6 (1.32%) Banking
9 6 (1.32%) Electronics
10 2 (0.44%) Advertising
10 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 79 (17.40%) Analyst
2 64 (14.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 62 (13.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 58 (12.78%) Support Engineer
5 56 (12.33%) IT Engineer
6 50 (11.01%) IT Support
7 39 (8.59%) Support Analyst
8 37 (8.15%) 2nd Line Support
9 30 (6.61%) Service Desk Engineer
10 29 (6.39%) Service Analyst
11 28 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support
12 26 (5.73%) IT Support Engineer
12 26 (5.73%) Service Desk Analyst
13 24 (5.29%) Information Manager
13 24 (5.29%) Information Security Manager
13 24 (5.29%) Security Manager
14 23 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 23 (5.07%) Administrator
14 23 (5.07%) Support Technician
15 22 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.30%) Web Services
2 11 (2.42%) Software Packaging
3 6 (1.32%) .NET
3 6 (1.32%) XMPP
4 4 (0.88%) SAML
4 4 (0.88%) WAP
5 2 (0.44%) HTML
5 2 (0.44%) JSON
5 2 (0.44%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.22%) Ajax
6 1 (0.22%) DHTML
6 1 (0.22%) DOM
6 1 (0.22%) HTML5
6 1 (0.22%) jQuery
6 1 (0.22%) OAuth
6 1 (0.22%) OpenID
6 1 (0.22%) REST
6 1 (0.22%) RESTful
6 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (7.93%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (5.51%) Private Cloud
4 18 (3.96%) Driving Licence
5 17 (3.74%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.74%) Video Conferencing
6 15 (3.30%) Blackberry
6 15 (3.30%) Smartphone
7 13 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.86%) Replication
8 11 (2.42%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.98%) iPhone
10 8 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (1.54%) User Experience
12 6 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.32%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.32%) iPad
12 6 (1.32%) Thin Client
13 5 (1.10%) FMCG
13 5 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 354 (77.97%) Windows
2 158 (34.80%) Windows Server
3 115 (25.33%) Windows 10
4 94 (20.70%) Linux
5 85 (18.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (18.06%) Windows 7
7 39 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (5.07%) Windows 8
9 12 (2.64%) Android
9 12 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (2.42%) Mac OS X
11 10 (2.20%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.54%) Unix
13 6 (1.32%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.10%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.66%) SUSE
16 2 (0.44%) CentOS
16 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (30.84%) ITIL
2 66 (14.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 55 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (9.69%) Incident Management
6 43 (9.47%) DevOps
7 38 (8.37%) Information Security
8 35 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
9 33 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 30 (6.61%) Security Management
10 30 (6.61%) Service Delivery
10 30 (6.61%) Service Management
11 27 (5.95%) Problem Management
11 27 (5.95%) Risk Management
12 26 (5.73%) SIEM
12 26 (5.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 25 (5.51%) Coaching
13 25 (5.51%) Data Loss Prevention
13 25 (5.51%) Network Virtualisation
14 24 (5.29%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (20.04%) PowerShell
2 68 (14.98%) SQL
3 21 (4.63%) Python
4 11 (2.42%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.88%) Java
5 4 (0.88%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.66%) Perl
7 2 (0.44%) C#
7 2 (0.44%) PHP
7 2 (0.44%) Ruby
7 2 (0.44%) VB
8 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 68 (14.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (14.10%) Degree
3 53 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (8.81%) MCSA
5 29 (6.39%) CISSP
6 28 (6.17%) MCP
7 26 (5.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 26 (5.73%) CCNA
7 26 (5.73%) MCSE
8 18 (3.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 16 (3.52%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.98%) CCNP
10 9 (1.98%) DBS Check
10 9 (1.98%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 9 (1.98%) Security Cleared
10 9 (1.98%) SSCP
10 9 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.54%) MCTS
12 6 (1.32%) SC Cleared
13 4 (0.88%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (9.47%) SLA
2 41 (9.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.20%) QA
4 9 (1.98%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.32%) GDPR
6 4 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 123 (27.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (15.20%) Hyper-V
3 44 (9.69%) Virtual Machines
4 31 (6.83%) vSphere
5 24 (5.29%) Virtual Servers
6 21 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (4.63%) XenDesktop
7 20 (4.41%) XenApp
8 15 (3.30%) Terminal Services
9 9 (1.98%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 9 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (1.76%) Docker
11 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (1.32%) VirtualBox
13 5 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.88%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.44%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.44%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 55 (12.11%) SCCM
2 25 (5.51%) Ansible
3 23 (5.07%) WSUS
4 14 (3.08%) Single Sign-On
5 13 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (1.98%) Failover Clustering
6 9 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (1.98%) SCOM
7 7 (1.54%) Backup Exec
7 7 (1.54%) Puppet
8 6 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.32%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (1.32%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (1.32%) Nagios
8 6 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.32%) Terraform
9 5 (1.10%) AirWatch
9 5 (1.10%) XenMobile
10 4 (0.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 279 (61.45%) Microsoft
2 167 (36.78%) VMware
3 120 (26.43%) Cisco
4 75 (16.52%) Citrix
5 24 (5.29%) Veeam
6 21 (4.63%) New Relic
7 20 (4.41%) Apple
8 19 (4.19%) NetApp
8 19 (4.19%) Trend Micro
9 18 (3.96%) Meraki
10 15 (3.30%) CyberArk
11 14 (3.08%) Ivanti
12 11 (2.42%) McAfee
12 11 (2.42%) SolarWinds
13 10 (2.20%) Avaya
14 9 (1.98%) Google
15 8 (1.76%) iManage
16 7 (1.54%) Lotus
16 7 (1.54%) ServiceNow
16 7 (1.54%) Symantec