Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 51 39
Rank change year-on-year +8 -12 +7
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 447 479 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.10% 5.81% 5.80%
As % of the System Software category 42.33% 52.64% 62.60%
Number of salaries quoted 393 443 366
Manchester median annual salary £35,000 £33,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +12.90%
10th Percentile £19,000 £21,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £51,250
North West median annual salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +3.17% -3.08% +4.84%

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 1,056 910 655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.41% 11.04% 9.27%
Number of salaries quoted 868 772 575
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,875 £61,125 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% +5.63% +1.43%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +25 51 £37,500 +41.51% 4
Wigan +21 27 £22,500 -21.05% 3
Altrincham +16 21 £47,500 +97.92% 1
Bolton +2 13 £24,000 -31.43% 3
Salford +5 10 £35,000 +55.56% 2
Cheadle -7 10 £24,000 -17.24% 3
Rochdale -14 9 - - 2
Oldham +26 4 £23,500 -38.96% 1
Sale +2 2 £36,500 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 353 (78.97%) Windows
2 224 (50.11%) VMware
3 221 (49.44%) Microsoft
4 220 (49.22%) Windows Server
5 148 (33.11%) Office 365
6 144 (32.21%) ITIL
7 137 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
8 132 (29.53%) Hyper-V
9 128 (28.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 122 (27.29%) MS Exchange
11 120 (26.85%) Microsoft Azure
12 102 (22.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 100 (22.37%) SQL
14 97 (21.70%) DNS
15 93 (20.81%) Cisco
16 92 (20.58%) Firewall
17 90 (20.13%) Microsoft Certification
18 84 (18.79%) Linux
19 78 (17.45%) IIS
19 78 (17.45%) Citrix
20 75 (16.78%) Microsoft Office
21 71 (15.88%) LAN
21 71 (15.88%) TCP/IP
22 70 (15.66%) WAN
23 69 (15.44%) DHCP
23 69 (15.44%) DevOps
24 68 (15.21%) SAN
25 67 (14.99%) Amazon AWS
26 66 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
26 66 (14.77%) MCSE

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
1 122 (27.29%) MS Exchange
2 78 (17.45%) IIS
3 58 (12.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 55 (12.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 37 (8.28%) Confluence
6 29 (6.49%) SharePoint
7 19 (4.25%) Skype for Business
8 11 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.34%) WordPress
10 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.67%) Apache
11 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.45%) CMS
12 2 (0.45%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.45%) Sitefinity
13 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 75 (16.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (3.58%) Workfront
2 15 (3.36%) Elite 3E
3 7 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 148 (33.11%) Office 365
2 120 (26.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (14.99%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (10.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 36 (8.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 36 (8.05%) Amazon S3
6 34 (7.61%) Amazon EC2
6 34 (7.61%) Amazon SQS
6 34 (7.61%) AWS CloudFormation
7 20 (4.47%) IaaS
8 11 (2.46%) PaaS
9 8 (1.79%) SaaS
10 6 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.67%) G Suite
11 3 (0.67%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.45%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.22%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 97 (21.70%) DNS
2 92 (20.58%) Firewall
3 71 (15.88%) LAN
3 71 (15.88%) TCP/IP
4 70 (15.66%) WAN
5 69 (15.44%) DHCP
6 68 (15.21%) SAN
7 37 (8.28%) VPN
8 27 (6.04%) VoIP
9 25 (5.59%) VLAN
10 20 (4.47%) Skype
11 15 (3.36%) Internet
12 13 (2.91%) Wireless
13 12 (2.68%) SSL
14 11 (2.46%) Remote Desktop
14 11 (2.46%) Unified Communications
15 9 (2.01%) MPLS
16 8 (1.79%) Ethernet
16 8 (1.79%) iSCSI
17 7 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.61%) Amazon RDS
3 21 (4.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.34%) MS Access
7 4 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (0.89%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.67%) MySQL
8 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.22%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.22%) Redis
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 57 (12.75%) JIRA
2 48 (10.74%) Git (software)
2 48 (10.74%) Jenkins
3 44 (9.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 42 (9.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 41 (9.17%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.79%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.89%) Hudson
7 4 (0.89%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.45%) Subversion
8 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (8.50%) Finance
2 20 (4.47%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.25%) Retail
4 15 (3.36%) Marketing
5 12 (2.68%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.79%) Legal
7 5 (1.12%) Law
8 4 (0.89%) Games
9 3 (0.67%) Back Office
9 3 (0.67%) Billing
9 3 (0.67%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 67 (14.99%) Analyst
2 66 (14.77%) Support Engineer
3 59 (13.20%) IT Support
4 46 (10.29%) 1st Line Support
5 40 (8.95%) Support Analyst
6 38 (8.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 33 (7.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 33 (7.38%) IT Engineer
8 31 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
9 30 (6.71%) 1st Line Engineer
10 29 (6.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 29 (6.49%) Service Analyst
11 28 (6.26%) IT Analyst
12 26 (5.82%) Developer
13 23 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
14 22 (4.92%) 1st Line Support Engineer
14 22 (4.92%) Applications Support
15 20 (4.47%) Exchange Support
15 20 (4.47%) Service Desk Engineer
16 19 (4.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.82%) .NET
2 20 (4.47%) .NET Framework
3 14 (3.13%) Web Services
4 5 (1.12%) HTML
5 4 (0.89%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.89%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (0.89%) React
6 3 (0.67%) CSS
6 3 (0.67%) Entity Framework
6 3 (0.67%) jQuery
6 3 (0.67%) LDAP
6 3 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (0.67%) XML
7 2 (0.45%) HTML5
7 2 (0.45%) OAuth
7 2 (0.45%) SAML
7 2 (0.45%) XHTML
8 1 (0.22%) JSON
8 1 (0.22%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.61%) Private Cloud
2 32 (7.16%) Driving Licence
3 30 (6.71%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.58%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.01%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.01%) Replication
7 8 (1.79%) Clustering
8 7 (1.57%) User Experience
8 7 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.57%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.34%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.34%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.34%) Tandem
9 6 (1.34%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.89%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.89%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 353 (78.97%) Windows
2 220 (49.22%) Windows Server
3 128 (28.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 102 (22.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 84 (18.79%) Linux
6 61 (13.65%) Windows 10
7 59 (13.20%) Windows 7
8 16 (3.58%) Mac OS
8 16 (3.58%) Mac OS X
9 11 (2.46%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.57%) CentOS
12 5 (1.12%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.89%) SUSE
14 3 (0.67%) Android
14 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (32.21%) ITIL
2 69 (15.44%) DevOps
3 66 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (10.74%) Service Management
5 46 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (8.95%) Business Intelligence
7 35 (7.83%) Network Virtualisation
8 29 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
8 29 (6.49%) Service Delivery
9 26 (5.82%) Tech Ops
10 24 (5.37%) Configuration Management
11 23 (5.15%) Migration
12 22 (4.92%) Incident Management
13 20 (4.47%) Mentoring
14 18 (4.03%) ERP
15 17 (3.80%) Change Control
16 15 (3.36%) CRM
16 15 (3.36%) Decision-Making
16 15 (3.36%) ITIL V3
16 15 (3.36%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 100 (22.37%) SQL
2 32 (7.16%) PowerShell
3 27 (6.04%) T-SQL
4 25 (5.59%) VBA
5 13 (2.91%) C#
6 7 (1.57%) Python
7 6 (1.34%) X++
8 5 (1.12%) Perl
9 4 (0.89%) Bourne shell
9 4 (0.89%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.89%) Korn
9 4 (0.89%) Ruby
10 3 (0.67%) C
11 2 (0.45%) PHP
11 2 (0.45%) VBScript
12 1 (0.22%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 90 (20.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (14.77%) MCSE
3 57 (12.75%) MCSA
4 50 (11.19%) MCP
5 25 (5.59%) Degree
6 23 (5.15%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (3.36%) Security Cleared
9 14 (3.13%) MCITP
9 14 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (2.46%) CCNA
10 11 (2.46%) DBS Check
11 9 (2.01%) CISSP
12 8 (1.79%) MCTS
13 6 (1.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 6 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (1.12%) CCNP
14 5 (1.12%) VCP5
15 3 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (9.40%) SLA
2 28 (6.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (3.36%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.01%) QA
5 4 (0.89%) GDPR
6 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 137 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 132 (29.53%) Hyper-V
3 49 (10.96%) Virtual Machines
4 31 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (5.59%) Terminal Services
6 22 (4.92%) vSphere
7 21 (4.70%) XenApp
8 14 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (2.91%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.79%) Xen
11 7 (1.57%) KVM
11 7 (1.57%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.89%) Docker
12 4 (0.89%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.89%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.89%) XenServer
13 3 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.45%) FreeRADIUS
14 2 (0.45%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 46 (10.29%) Ansible
2 42 (9.40%) SCCM
3 17 (3.80%) SCOM
4 15 (3.36%) Puppet
5 11 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (2.01%) Backup Exec
6 9 (2.01%) WSUS
7 7 (1.57%) vRealize
8 6 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (1.12%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.89%) Terraform
11 3 (0.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
13 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 224 (50.11%) VMware
2 221 (49.44%) Microsoft
3 93 (20.81%) Cisco
4 78 (17.45%) Citrix
5 34 (7.61%) New Relic
5 34 (7.61%) Trend Micro
6 32 (7.16%) Veeam
7 23 (5.15%) Oracle
8 21 (4.70%) SAP
9 15 (3.36%) Intapp
9 15 (3.36%) Reuters
10 14 (3.13%) Avaya
11 13 (2.91%) Apple
12 12 (2.68%) Google
13 9 (2.01%) IBM
13 9 (2.01%) Ivanti
14 8 (1.79%) HP
14 8 (1.79%) Juniper
14 8 (1.79%) SolarWinds
15 7 (1.57%) Meraki