Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 49 35
Rank change year-on-year -12 -14 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 386 444 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.19% 5.74% 6.19%
As % of the System Software category 41.55% 50.63% 62.18%
Number of salaries quoted 349 409 364
Manchester median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.84%
10th Percentile £19,750 £21,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £63,000 £51,250 £50,000
North West median annual salary £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -6.25%

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 929 877 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.50% 11.33% 9.96%
Number of salaries quoted 775 753 551
Manchester median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% +8.11% +12.12%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 50 £40,250 +46.36% 9
Rochdale -7 27 £43,000 +7.50%
Altrincham 0 15 £23,750 -8.65% 5
Wigan +5 11 £22,000 -24.79% 2
Salford +2 10 £31,500 -0.32% 2
Cheadle -2 9 £37,500 +78.57% 5
Oldham +25 4 £23,500 +4.44% 1
Sale +6 1 £20,000 -29.82% 2
Ashton-under-Lyne -1 1 £30,000 -13.04%
Bolton -14 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 299 (77.46%) Windows
2 207 (53.63%) Windows Server
3 199 (51.55%) Microsoft
4 191 (49.48%) VMware
5 166 (43.01%) ITIL
6 150 (38.86%) Office 365
7 146 (37.82%) Hyper-V
8 126 (32.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 111 (28.76%) Cisco
10 107 (27.72%) VMware Infrastructure
11 106 (27.46%) Firewall
12 105 (27.20%) DNS
13 98 (25.39%) Microsoft Certification
14 97 (25.13%) LAN
15 94 (24.35%) SQL
16 92 (23.83%) WAN
16 92 (23.83%) TCP/IP
17 90 (23.32%) MS Exchange
18 89 (23.06%) Microsoft Office
19 81 (20.98%) MCSE
19 81 (20.98%) Windows Server 2008
20 74 (19.17%) MCSA
21 70 (18.13%) DHCP
22 69 (17.88%) MCP
22 69 (17.88%) SQL Server
22 69 (17.88%) SCCM
22 69 (17.88%) Microsoft Azure
23 60 (15.54%) Windows 7
23 60 (15.54%) Citrix
24 57 (14.77%) IIS

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 90 (23.32%) MS Exchange
2 57 (14.77%) IIS
3 53 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (7.51%) SharePoint
5 27 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (4.66%) Confluence
8 12 (3.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (2.33%) Skype for Business
10 6 (1.55%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.30%) WordPress
12 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.04%) WebSphere Portal
13 2 (0.52%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.26%) Apache
14 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 89 (23.06%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (3.89%) Elite 3E
1 15 (3.89%) Workfront
2 8 (2.07%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 150 (38.86%) Office 365
2 69 (17.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (6.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (4.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 19 (4.92%) Amazon S3
6 18 (4.66%) IaaS
7 17 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (4.40%) Amazon SQS
7 17 (4.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (2.59%) PaaS
9 8 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (1.81%) OneDrive
11 6 (1.55%) SaaS
12 5 (1.30%) Mimecast
13 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.52%) G Suite
15 1 (0.26%) Sage Pay
15 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 106 (27.46%) Firewall
2 105 (27.20%) DNS
3 97 (25.13%) LAN
4 92 (23.83%) TCP/IP
4 92 (23.83%) WAN
5 70 (18.13%) DHCP
6 41 (10.62%) SAN
7 40 (10.36%) VPN
8 34 (8.81%) VLAN
9 32 (8.29%) VoIP
10 25 (6.48%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (5.18%) MPLS
12 17 (4.40%) VRRP
13 16 (4.15%) Ethernet
14 15 (3.89%) BGP
14 15 (3.89%) Broadband
14 15 (3.89%) HSRP
14 15 (3.89%) OSPF
15 14 (3.63%) MRTG
15 14 (3.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (17.88%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (4.40%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.81%) MS Access
6 6 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.30%) MySQL
8 4 (1.04%) GIS
8 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.26%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.26%) Redis
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 36 (9.33%) JIRA
2 35 (9.07%) Git (software)
3 20 (5.18%) Jenkins
3 20 (5.18%) Octopus Deploy
4 19 (4.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (4.66%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.33%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.26%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 38 (9.84%) Finance
2 24 (6.22%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.89%) Retail
4 12 (3.11%) Legal
4 12 (3.11%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.33%) Marketing
6 7 (1.81%) Games
7 6 (1.55%) Law
8 5 (1.30%) Advertising
9 3 (0.78%) Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 84 (21.76%) Support Engineer
2 58 (15.03%) Analyst
3 42 (10.88%) 2nd Line Support
3 42 (10.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 42 (10.88%) IT Support
4 37 (9.59%) Service Analyst
5 36 (9.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 32 (8.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 29 (7.51%) Developer
8 27 (6.99%) 1st Line Support
8 27 (6.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 25 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 25 (6.48%) Applications Support
9 25 (6.48%) IT Engineer
9 25 (6.48%) Service Desk Analyst
9 25 (6.48%) Support Analyst
10 21 (5.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 21 (5.44%) Windows Engineer
11 20 (5.18%) IT Analyst
12 18 (4.66%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.55%) .NET
2 25 (6.48%) Web Services
3 19 (4.92%) .NET Framework
4 7 (1.81%) XML
5 6 (1.55%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.04%) HTML
6 4 (1.04%) J2EE
6 4 (1.04%) JSF
7 3 (0.78%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.52%) ODBC
9 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.26%) COM
9 1 (0.26%) CSS
9 1 (0.26%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.26%) JSON
9 1 (0.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.92%) Driving Licence
2 18 (4.66%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.66%) Private Cloud
3 17 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (2.85%) Clustering
5 9 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (2.07%) Tandem
6 8 (2.07%) User Experience
7 7 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.81%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.81%) Replication
8 5 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.30%) NHS
9 4 (1.04%) CMDB
9 4 (1.04%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.04%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.04%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 299 (77.46%) Windows
2 207 (53.63%) Windows Server
3 126 (32.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 81 (20.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 60 (15.54%) Windows 7
6 56 (14.51%) Windows 10
7 37 (9.59%) Linux
8 9 (2.33%) Mac OS X
8 9 (2.33%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.78%) CentOS
10 3 (0.78%) Unix
10 3 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.52%) Android
11 2 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.26%) SUSE
12 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (43.01%) ITIL
2 44 (11.40%) Service Management
3 39 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (8.55%) DevOps
6 32 (8.29%) Configuration Management
7 28 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 27 (6.99%) Service Delivery
9 21 (5.44%) Change Control
10 20 (5.18%) Mentoring
11 18 (4.66%) CRM
11 18 (4.66%) Incident Management
11 18 (4.66%) ITIL V3
11 18 (4.66%) Network Virtualisation
12 17 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (4.15%) Migration
13 16 (4.15%) Network Management
13 16 (4.15%) Presales
13 16 (4.15%) Statistics
14 15 (3.89%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 94 (24.35%) SQL
2 29 (7.51%) T-SQL
2 29 (7.51%) VBA
3 27 (6.99%) PowerShell
4 20 (5.18%) C#
5 17 (4.40%) PHP
6 16 (4.15%) Python
7 14 (3.63%) Perl
8 8 (2.07%) X++
9 7 (1.81%) Java
10 5 (1.30%) C
11 4 (1.04%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.04%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.04%) VBScript
12 2 (0.52%) VB
13 1 (0.26%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 98 (25.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (20.98%) MCSE
3 74 (19.17%) MCSA
4 69 (17.88%) MCP
5 19 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (4.40%) Security Cleared
7 14 (3.63%) Degree
8 12 (3.11%) CCNP
9 9 (2.33%) CCNA
10 8 (2.07%) JNCIP
11 7 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.55%) MCITP
12 6 (1.55%) MCTS
13 5 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.30%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.30%) SC Cleared
14 3 (0.78%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.52%) AWS Certification
15 2 (0.52%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (12.44%) SLA
2 28 (7.25%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.55%) QA
5 4 (1.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 146 (37.82%) Hyper-V
2 107 (27.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (9.33%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (6.22%) vSphere
5 22 (5.70%) Terminal Services
6 12 (3.11%) XenApp
7 10 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.04%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.78%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.78%) Xen
10 2 (0.52%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.52%) KVM
10 2 (0.52%) pfSense
10 2 (0.52%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.26%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 69 (17.88%) SCCM
2 21 (5.44%) SCOM
3 20 (5.18%) Ansible
4 17 (4.40%) Puppet
5 14 (3.63%) Cacti
5 14 (3.63%) Nagios
5 14 (3.63%) OpenNMS
5 14 (3.63%) RANCID
6 5 (1.30%) WSUS
7 4 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.04%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.52%) WMI
10 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 199 (51.55%) Microsoft
2 191 (49.48%) VMware
3 111 (28.76%) Cisco
4 60 (15.54%) Citrix
5 28 (7.25%) Oracle
6 25 (6.48%) SAP
7 20 (5.18%) Veeam
8 19 (4.92%) Juniper
9 17 (4.40%) New Relic
9 17 (4.40%) Trend Micro
10 16 (4.15%) Google
11 15 (3.89%) Intapp
11 15 (3.89%) Reuters
12 14 (3.63%) Ericsson
12 14 (3.63%) HP
12 14 (3.63%) Huawei
13 12 (3.11%) SolarWinds
14 9 (2.33%) Sage
15 8 (2.07%) ServiceNow
16 7 (1.81%) Apple