Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Manchester
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 46 35
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11 +12
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 575 522 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.86% 6.53% 6.58%
As % of the System Software category 44.54% 54.89% 62.64%
Number of salaries quoted 517 499 455
Manchester median annual salary £35,000 £29,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.64% -15.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,450 £20,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £50,000 £53,125
North West median annual salary £32,500 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +12.07% -10.77% +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 1,291 951 787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.64% 11.90% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,071 826 723
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,125 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,750 £59,350
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +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 15 November 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 15 November 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
Altrincham +27 85 £60,000 +114.29%
Stockport +9 49 £23,250 -45.93% 12
Wigan +17 43 £22,500 -10.00%
Bolton +30 23 £24,000 -36.00% 6
Sale +3 15 £20,250 -25.00% 1
Cheadle -1 14 £24,000 -44.19% 4
Salford -11 12 £25,000 +19.05% 2
Rochdale -8 8 - - 1
Bury -6 4 £37,500 +53.06% 1
Oldham 0 3 £25,250 -32.67% 1
Heywood - 3 £26,250 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 467 (81.22%) Windows
2 309 (53.74%) Microsoft
3 248 (43.13%) VMware
4 195 (33.91%) Windows Server
5 191 (33.22%) Office 365
6 190 (33.04%) Microsoft Azure
7 165 (28.70%) Linux
8 153 (26.61%) VMware Infrastructure
9 142 (24.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 133 (23.13%) Amazon AWS
11 123 (21.39%) ITIL
11 123 (21.39%) DNS
11 123 (21.39%) MS Exchange
12 115 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 102 (17.74%) Citrix
14 101 (17.57%) Firewall
15 100 (17.39%) Cisco
16 99 (17.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 93 (16.17%) DHCP
18 92 (16.00%) Incident Management
18 92 (16.00%) Windows 10
19 90 (15.65%) Cisco Certification
20 87 (15.13%) LAN
20 87 (15.13%) Degree
21 85 (14.78%) WAN
22 84 (14.61%) Information Security
22 84 (14.61%) Windows 7
23 79 (13.74%) TCP/IP
23 79 (13.74%) SAN
23 79 (13.74%) Virtual Machines

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
1 123 (21.39%) MS Exchange
2 66 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 65 (11.30%) IIS
4 48 (8.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 47 (8.17%) SharePoint
6 42 (7.30%) Confluence
7 18 (3.13%) Skype for Business
8 14 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.87%) CMS
12 4 (0.70%) Apache
13 3 (0.52%) Sitefinity
14 2 (0.35%) nginx
14 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.35%) WordPress
15 1 (0.17%) Drupal
Applications
1 59 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.17%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 191 (33.22%) Office 365
2 190 (33.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 133 (23.13%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (8.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 38 (6.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 38 (6.61%) Amazon EC2
5 38 (6.61%) Amazon S3
5 38 (6.61%) Amazon SQS
5 38 (6.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.35%) Google Drive
7 2 (0.35%) IaaS
7 2 (0.35%) PaaS
7 2 (0.35%) SaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.17%) Force.com
8 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 123 (21.39%) DNS
2 101 (17.57%) Firewall
3 93 (16.17%) DHCP
4 87 (15.13%) LAN
5 85 (14.78%) WAN
6 79 (13.74%) SAN
6 79 (13.74%) TCP/IP
7 31 (5.39%) VPN
8 24 (4.17%) VoIP
9 21 (3.65%) Skype
10 18 (3.13%) VLAN
11 15 (2.61%) Wireless
12 14 (2.43%) Internet
12 14 (2.43%) Unified Communications
13 12 (2.09%) Remote Desktop
14 11 (1.91%) Network Security
15 9 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (1.57%) Ethernet
15 9 (1.57%) MPLS
15 9 (1.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.61%) Amazon RDS
2 29 (5.04%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.70%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.35%) MS Access
7 2 (0.35%) MySQL
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (8.52%) Git (software)
2 48 (8.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 47 (8.17%) JIRA
4 46 (8.00%) Jenkins
5 45 (7.83%) TeamCity
6 44 (7.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.87%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.70%) Hudson
8 4 (0.70%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.52%) Subversion
9 3 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.35%) GitLab
11 1 (0.17%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (6.26%) Finance
2 28 (4.87%) Telecoms
3 16 (2.78%) Marketing
3 16 (2.78%) Retail
4 12 (2.09%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.91%) Legal
6 10 (1.74%) Electronics
7 8 (1.39%) Back Office
7 8 (1.39%) Games
8 6 (1.04%) Law
9 5 (0.87%) Automotive
9 5 (0.87%) Publishing
10 2 (0.35%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (17.04%) IT Support
2 86 (14.96%) Support Engineer
3 76 (13.22%) Information Manager
3 76 (13.22%) Information Security Manager
3 76 (13.22%) Security Manager
4 71 (12.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 68 (11.83%) Analyst
6 67 (11.65%) 1st Line Support
7 56 (9.74%) Support Technician
8 49 (8.52%) IT Technician
9 47 (8.17%) IT Support Technician
10 45 (7.83%) 1st Line Engineer
10 45 (7.83%) Support Analyst
11 42 (7.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 39 (6.78%) Server Support
13 38 (6.61%) IT Engineer
14 37 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
14 37 (6.43%) Service Desk Engineer
15 31 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
16 29 (5.04%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.78%) Web Services
2 7 (1.22%) HTML
3 6 (1.04%) .NET
3 6 (1.04%) CSS
4 5 (0.87%) .NET Framework
4 5 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (0.70%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (0.70%) Entity Framework
5 4 (0.70%) HTML5
5 4 (0.70%) jQuery
5 4 (0.70%) React
6 3 (0.52%) XHTML
6 3 (0.52%) XML
7 2 (0.35%) COM
7 2 (0.35%) LDAP
7 2 (0.35%) OAuth
7 2 (0.35%) SAML
8 1 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
1 38 (6.61%) Private Cloud
2 32 (5.57%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 22 (3.83%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.91%) Replication
7 9 (1.57%) Blackberry
7 9 (1.57%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.39%) Clustering
8 8 (1.39%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.87%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.70%) 3D Printing
10 4 (0.70%) CMDB
10 4 (0.70%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.70%) NHS
10 4 (0.70%) Robotics
10 4 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 467 (81.22%) Windows
2 195 (33.91%) Windows Server
3 165 (28.70%) Linux
4 142 (24.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 115 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 92 (16.00%) Windows 10
7 84 (14.61%) Windows 7
8 23 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (3.65%) Windows 8
10 14 (2.43%) Mac OS
10 14 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.74%) Android
12 8 (1.39%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.39%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.04%) CentOS
13 6 (1.04%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.87%) SUSE
15 1 (0.17%) Unix
15 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (21.39%) ITIL
2 92 (16.00%) Incident Management
3 84 (14.61%) Information Security
4 78 (13.57%) Risk Management
5 77 (13.39%) Penetration Testing
6 76 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (13.22%) Data Loss Prevention
6 76 (13.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 76 (13.22%) OWASP
6 76 (13.22%) Security Management
6 76 (13.22%) SIEM
6 76 (13.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 65 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
8 51 (8.87%) DevOps
9 50 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
10 46 (8.00%) Service Management
11 42 (7.30%) Network Virtualisation
12 33 (5.74%) Tech Ops
13 28 (4.87%) Migration
14 27 (4.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 77 (13.39%) SQL
2 38 (6.61%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.57%) Python
4 7 (1.22%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.04%) C#
5 6 (1.04%) Perl
6 5 (0.87%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.70%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.70%) Bourne shell
7 4 (0.70%) Korn
7 4 (0.70%) PHP
7 4 (0.70%) Ruby
8 2 (0.35%) C
9 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.17%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 90 (15.65%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (15.13%) Degree
3 77 (13.39%) CISSP
4 76 (13.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 68 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (7.30%) MCSE
7 28 (4.87%) ITIL Certification
8 23 (4.00%) MCSA
9 16 (2.78%) MCITP
9 16 (2.78%) MCP
10 15 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (2.26%) CCNA
12 10 (1.74%) DBS Check
13 9 (1.57%) MCTS
14 8 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (1.22%) CCNP
16 6 (1.04%) Security Cleared
17 5 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
17 5 (0.87%) VCP5
18 4 (0.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (17.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (4.52%) SLA
3 18 (3.13%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.70%) GDPR
5 3 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.52%) QA
6 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.17%) PMO
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 153 (26.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (13.74%) Virtual Machines
3 78 (13.57%) Hyper-V
4 49 (8.52%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (6.09%) XenApp
6 33 (5.74%) vSphere
7 29 (5.04%) Virtual Servers
8 22 (3.83%) Terminal Services
9 18 (3.13%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.74%) Terminal Server
11 8 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.04%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.87%) Docker
14 3 (0.52%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.35%) vCloud
15 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.35%) Xen
16 1 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
16 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (9.04%) SCCM
2 47 (8.17%) Ansible
3 12 (2.09%) Nagios
4 11 (1.91%) Puppet
4 11 (1.91%) SCOM
5 9 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (1.57%) WSUS
6 8 (1.39%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (1.04%) SCOrch
7 6 (1.04%) vRealize
8 5 (0.87%) Terraform
8 5 (0.87%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.52%) Cacti
10 3 (0.52%) DameWare
10 3 (0.52%) RANCID
10 3 (0.52%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 309 (53.74%) Microsoft
2 248 (43.13%) VMware
3 102 (17.74%) Citrix
4 100 (17.39%) Cisco
5 38 (6.61%) New Relic
5 38 (6.61%) Trend Micro
6 29 (5.04%) Veeam
7 27 (4.70%) HP
8 17 (2.96%) Red Hat
9 16 (2.78%) Apple
10 13 (2.26%) Avaya
11 12 (2.09%) Dell
12 11 (1.91%) Ivanti
12 11 (1.91%) Juniper
13 7 (1.22%) EMC
13 7 (1.22%) IBM
13 7 (1.22%) Meraki
13 7 (1.22%) NetApp
13 7 (1.22%) Nimble Storage
13 7 (1.22%) SolarWinds