Period
to 21 October 2020

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 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 29 32
Rank change year-on-year -26 +3 +9
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 123 478 552
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 4.67% 7.38% 7.63%
As % of the System Software category 28.02% 49.84% 44.66%
Number of salaries quoted 112 413 492
Median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £25,050 £21,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £69,500 £58,750 £65,000
North West median annual salary £38,636 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +10.39% +7.69% +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 439 959 1,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.65% 14.80% 17.09%
Number of salaries quoted 400 771 1,018
Median annual salary £52,500 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.09% -4.44% +20.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £23,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,625
North West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +13.33%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Manchester

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Manchester.

Salary trend for Active Directory in Manchester

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

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 October 2020. 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 +9 7 £24,000 -36.00%
Salford +18 3 £26,000 -13.33% 2
Rochdale +7 3 £30,000 -45.45% 3
Bolton +10 2 £56,750 +62.14% 2
Altrincham +4 2 £45,000 +80.00%
Bury +3 1 £19,500 -48.00%
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, 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 88 (71.54%) Windows
2 83 (67.48%) Microsoft
3 76 (61.79%) Azure
4 69 (56.10%) DNS
5 62 (50.41%) DHCP
6 46 (37.40%) VMware
7 45 (36.59%) Office 365
8 43 (34.96%) Windows Server
9 42 (34.15%) PowerShell
10 38 (30.89%) SQL Server
10 38 (30.89%) Azure Active Directory
11 36 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 35 (28.46%) Firewall
13 33 (26.83%) Disaster Recovery
14 30 (24.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 27 (21.95%) Hyper-V
16 26 (21.14%) Citrix
17 25 (20.33%) MS Exchange
18 22 (17.89%) Law
19 21 (17.07%) LAN
19 21 (17.07%) WAN
19 21 (17.07%) SQL
20 20 (16.26%) VPN
21 19 (15.45%) Windows 10
21 19 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
21 19 (15.45%) Identity Management
21 19 (15.45%) Cisco
22 18 (14.63%) IIS
22 18 (14.63%) ITIL
22 18 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012

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 25 (20.33%) MS Exchange
2 18 (14.63%) IIS
3 13 (10.57%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (8.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.81%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 76 (61.79%) Azure
2 45 (36.59%) Office 365
3 38 (30.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (12.20%) AWS
4 15 (12.20%) IaaS
4 15 (12.20%) PaaS
5 4 (3.25%) GCP
6 3 (2.44%) Mimecast
6 3 (2.44%) OneDrive
6 3 (2.44%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.63%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.63%) Power Automate
7 2 (1.63%) PowerApps
7 2 (1.63%) SaaS
8 1 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.81%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 69 (56.10%) DNS
2 62 (50.41%) DHCP
3 35 (28.46%) Firewall
4 21 (17.07%) LAN
4 21 (17.07%) WAN
5 20 (16.26%) VPN
6 16 (13.01%) VoIP
7 14 (11.38%) SAN
8 12 (9.76%) MPLS
8 12 (9.76%) TCP/IP
9 11 (8.94%) Network Security
10 9 (7.32%) Unified Communications
11 6 (4.88%) VLAN
11 6 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (3.25%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (3.25%) Skype
12 4 (3.25%) SSL
13 3 (2.44%) SNMP
13 3 (2.44%) VSAN
13 3 (2.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (30.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.25%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.81%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.81%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.81%) MySQL
6 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.81%) Power BI
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) JIRA
2 2 (1.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.81%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.81%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (17.89%) Law
2 14 (11.38%) Legal
3 11 (8.94%) Finance
4 4 (3.25%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.44%) Local Government
5 3 (2.44%) Retail
6 2 (1.63%) Electronics
6 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.63%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.81%) Advertising
7 1 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (21.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (16.26%) IT Engineer
3 16 (13.01%) Active Directory Engineer
3 16 (13.01%) Support Engineer
4 13 (10.57%) Identity Management Engineer
5 12 (9.76%) Architect
5 12 (9.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (8.13%) Analyst
6 10 (8.13%) Azure Engineer
7 9 (7.32%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
8 8 (6.50%) IT Support
9 6 (4.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Network Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.44%) LDAP
2 2 (1.63%) .NET
2 2 (1.63%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.63%) JSON
2 2 (1.63%) SAML
2 2 (1.63%) XML
3 1 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.81%) Node.js
3 1 (0.81%) Vue.js
3 1 (0.81%) Web Services
3 1 (0.81%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.13%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.07%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.25%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.44%) Replication
6 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.63%) Clustering
6 2 (1.63%) CMDB
6 2 (1.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.63%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.63%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.63%) User Experience
7 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.81%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.81%) Social Media
7 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 88 (71.54%) Windows
2 43 (34.96%) Windows Server
3 19 (15.45%) Windows 10
4 18 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (13.01%) Linux
6 15 (12.20%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (6.50%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (4.88%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.44%) Unix
11 2 (1.63%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.81%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.83%) Disaster Recovery
2 30 (24.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (15.45%) Identity Management
4 18 (14.63%) ITIL
5 12 (9.76%) IT Strategy
6 11 (8.94%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (8.13%) Change Management
7 10 (8.13%) DevOps
8 8 (6.50%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (6.50%) Data Management
8 8 (6.50%) Service Management
9 7 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (5.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.69%) Identity Access Management
9 7 (5.69%) Information Security
9 7 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (4.88%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.07%) High Availability
11 5 (4.07%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (34.15%) PowerShell
2 21 (17.07%) SQL
3 5 (4.07%) Python
4 2 (1.63%) Java
4 2 (1.63%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.63%) Ruby
4 2 (1.63%) XQuery
5 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.81%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.94%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (8.13%) CCNA
4 8 (6.50%) MCP
5 6 (4.88%) MCSA
5 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 6 (4.88%) SSCP
6 5 (4.07%) MCSE
7 4 (3.25%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.44%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (1.63%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.63%) MCITP
9 2 (1.63%) MCTS
10 1 (0.81%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.81%) CCNP
10 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (9.76%) PCI DSS
3 10 (8.13%) SLA
4 4 (3.25%) GDPR
5 1 (0.81%) NIST
5 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (21.95%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.07%) Docker
3 5 (4.07%) VMware Server
4 4 (3.25%) XenApp
5 3 (2.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 3 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.63%) Firmware
6 2 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.81%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.81%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.81%) vSphere
7 1 (0.81%) Xen
7 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (13.82%) WSUS
2 12 (9.76%) SCCM
3 9 (7.32%) Kubernetes
4 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (3.25%) Terraform
6 3 (2.44%) Puppet
7 2 (1.63%) Ansible
7 2 (1.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.63%) Nagios
7 2 (1.63%) SCOM
7 2 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.81%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.81%) Grafana
8 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.81%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.81%) Rancher
Vendors
1 83 (67.48%) Microsoft
2 46 (37.40%) VMware
3 26 (21.14%) Citrix
4 19 (15.45%) Cisco
5 7 (5.69%) Dell
5 7 (5.69%) NetApp
5 7 (5.69%) Veeam
6 6 (4.88%) Sophos
7 5 (4.07%) EMC
7 5 (4.07%) Google
8 3 (2.44%) Apple
8 3 (2.44%) Avaya
8 3 (2.44%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (2.44%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.44%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.63%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.63%) ESET
9 2 (1.63%) HP
9 2 (1.63%) Juniper
9 2 (1.63%) Rapid7