Period
to 24 September 2021

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 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 66 35
Rank change year-on-year +16 -31 0
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 285 104 481
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 5.24% 4.01% 7.28%
As % of the System Software category 27.97% 25.68% 50.05%
Number of salaries quoted 232 82 401
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,500 £21,250
25th Percentile £27,938 £35,875 £26,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £47,500 £37,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +28.38% +13.85%
75th Percentile £58,375 £61,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £35,000 £38,568 £35,000
% change year-on-year -9.25% +10.19% +9.38%

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 1,019 405 961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.74% 15.60% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 820 356 769
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,250 £23,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,350 £52,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.62% +23.53% -1.16%
75th Percentile £70,000 £62,625 £58,750
90th Percentile £87,625 £72,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £48,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.00% +25.00% -5.88%

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 24 September 2021.

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 24 September 2021. 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
Bolton -3 13 £27,500 -51.54% 6
Stockport +11 12 £25,000 +4.17% 8
Altrincham 0 12 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Bury - 9 £27,500 - 1
Salford 0 5 £40,000 +56.86% 5
Cheadle - 5 £27,172 - 8
Wigan - 2 £27,500 - 2
Sale - 1 £19,500 - 1
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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.

1 203 (71.23%) Windows
2 202 (70.88%) Microsoft
3 156 (54.74%) Microsoft 365
4 150 (52.63%) Azure
5 109 (38.25%) Windows Server
6 94 (32.98%) VMware
7 79 (27.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 68 (23.86%) Social Skills
9 64 (22.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 60 (21.05%) DNS
11 59 (20.70%) PowerShell
12 55 (19.30%) Firewall
13 54 (18.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 52 (18.25%) AWS
15 50 (17.54%) SQL Server
16 49 (17.19%) Data Centre
16 49 (17.19%) Windows 10
17 45 (15.79%) DHCP
18 44 (15.44%) Citrix
19 41 (14.39%) MS Exchange
19 41 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
20 39 (13.68%) Microsoft Intune
21 38 (13.33%) ITIL
22 37 (12.98%) SharePoint
22 37 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
23 36 (12.63%) SCCM
23 36 (12.63%) Hyper-V
24 35 (12.28%) IaaS
25 34 (11.93%) Public Cloud
26 33 (11.58%) Presales

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 41 (14.39%) MS Exchange
2 37 (12.98%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.21%) IIS
4 10 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.70%) Apache
7 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.35%) JBoss
8 1 (0.35%) nginx
8 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) AlphaBridge
1 1 (0.35%) Alphatax
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.35%) Farmplan
1 1 (0.35%) KEYPrime
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 156 (54.74%) Microsoft 365
2 150 (52.63%) Azure
3 64 (22.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 52 (18.25%) AWS
5 35 (12.28%) IaaS
6 33 (11.58%) PaaS
7 25 (8.77%) GCP
8 23 (8.07%) SaaS
9 16 (5.61%) Serverless
10 12 (4.21%) OneDrive
11 11 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (2.46%) Power Platform
13 6 (2.11%) Azure Logic Apps
13 6 (2.11%) Mimecast
14 5 (1.75%) Google Workspace
15 3 (1.05%) Azure Service Bus
15 3 (1.05%) GitHub
15 3 (1.05%) Route 53
16 2 (0.70%) Power Automate
16 2 (0.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 60 (21.05%) DNS
2 55 (19.30%) Firewall
3 45 (15.79%) DHCP
4 29 (10.18%) VPN
5 27 (9.47%) WAN
6 23 (8.07%) LAN
7 19 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
8 18 (6.32%) SAN
9 17 (5.96%) Network Security
10 16 (5.61%) Wireless
11 14 (4.91%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (4.56%) Intrusion Detection
13 12 (4.21%) Wireshark
14 11 (3.86%) NAS
15 10 (3.51%) TCP/IP
15 10 (3.51%) Unified Communications
15 10 (3.51%) VLAN
16 9 (3.16%) MPLS
16 9 (3.16%) VoIP
17 7 (2.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.51%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (2.46%) MySQL
4 4 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.05%) Big Data
6 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.35%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.35%) Power BI
7 1 (0.35%) Redis
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Bitbucket
1 3 (1.05%) CF BOSH
1 3 (1.05%) GitLab
1 3 (1.05%) JIRA
2 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
General
1 68 (23.86%) Social Skills
2 27 (9.47%) Finance
3 20 (7.02%) Public Sector
4 18 (6.32%) Law
4 18 (6.32%) Retail
5 14 (4.91%) Manufacturing
6 13 (4.56%) Legal
7 10 (3.51%) Telecoms
8 9 (3.16%) Presentation Skills
9 7 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (2.46%) Automotive
9 7 (2.46%) Banking
10 3 (1.05%) Back Office
10 3 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.70%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.35%) German Language
12 1 (0.35%) Marketing
12 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (20.00%) Analyst
2 40 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 29 (10.18%) IT Support
5 28 (9.82%) IT Engineer
6 22 (7.72%) Azure Engineer
7 21 (7.37%) Architect
7 21 (7.37%) Consultant
8 20 (7.02%) Support Analyst
9 17 (5.96%) IT Analyst
9 17 (5.96%) Solutions Architect
10 16 (5.61%) Cloud Consultant
11 15 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 15 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
12 14 (4.91%) Service Analyst
13 13 (4.56%) 1st Line Support
13 13 (4.56%) 2nd Line Support
14 12 (4.21%) Incident Analyst
14 12 (4.21%) IT Manager
14 12 (4.21%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.67%) ARM Templates
2 15 (5.26%) Web Services
3 12 (4.21%) LDAP
4 5 (1.75%) .NET
4 5 (1.75%) OAuth
5 4 (1.40%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET Core
6 3 (1.05%) COM
6 3 (1.05%) RESTful
7 2 (0.70%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.70%) JSON
8 1 (0.35%) CSS
8 1 (0.35%) LAMP
8 1 (0.35%) React
8 1 (0.35%) REST
8 1 (0.35%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.35%) SAML
8 1 (0.35%) SOAP
8 1 (0.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (17.19%) Data Centre
2 34 (11.93%) Public Cloud
3 21 (7.37%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (4.91%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.56%) iPhone
6 12 (4.21%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 12 (4.21%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (3.86%) PKI
8 8 (2.81%) Clustering
8 8 (2.81%) Driving Licence
9 7 (2.46%) Cloud Native
10 6 (2.11%) Fat Client
10 6 (2.11%) iPad
10 6 (2.11%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (1.40%) NHS
12 4 (1.40%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.40%) Replication
13 3 (1.05%) e-Learning
13 3 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 203 (71.23%) Windows
2 109 (38.25%) Windows Server
3 49 (17.19%) Windows 10
4 41 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (11.58%) Windows Server 2019
6 27 (9.47%) Linux
7 24 (8.42%) Windows Server 2016
8 13 (4.56%) Android
9 11 (3.86%) Windows 7
10 8 (2.81%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.11%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.75%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.75%) VMS
13 4 (1.40%) Unix
13 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.35%) Solaris
15 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (18.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 38 (13.33%) ITIL
3 33 (11.58%) Presales
4 26 (9.12%) DevOps
5 25 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (6.67%) Infrastructure as Code
8 18 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (6.32%) Migration
9 17 (5.96%) Coaching
9 17 (5.96%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (5.96%) Incident Management
9 17 (5.96%) Software Licensing
9 17 (5.96%) Time Management
10 16 (5.61%) Asset Management
10 16 (5.61%) Customer Engagement
10 16 (5.61%) Information Security
10 16 (5.61%) Network Architecture
11 15 (5.26%) Open Source
12 13 (4.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 59 (20.70%) PowerShell
2 33 (11.58%) SQL
3 8 (2.81%) C#
4 3 (1.05%) R
4 3 (1.05%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.70%) VB
6 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (9.82%) SC Cleared
2 28 (9.82%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.02%) Degree
4 9 (3.16%) MCSE
5 7 (2.46%) AWS Certification
6 6 (2.11%) MCSA
7 5 (1.75%) CISSP
8 4 (1.40%) MCP
9 3 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.05%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.05%) MCTS
10 2 (0.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.35%) CCNA
11 1 (0.35%) MCITP
11 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.02%) SLA
2 9 (3.16%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (2.46%) ISO 22301
3 7 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 79 (27.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (12.63%) Hyper-V
3 18 (6.32%) Virtual Desktop
4 12 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (3.86%) Docker
5 11 (3.86%) vSphere
6 10 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (2.11%) XenApp
9 3 (1.05%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (1.05%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.70%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.35%) Firmware
11 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 39 (13.68%) Microsoft Intune
2 36 (12.63%) SCCM
3 29 (10.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 14 (4.91%) Single Sign-On
5 13 (4.56%) Ansible
6 12 (4.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 11 (3.86%) Kubernetes
7 11 (3.86%) Terraform
8 10 (3.51%) Puppet
8 10 (3.51%) WSUS
9 9 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (2.46%) Prometheus
11 6 (2.11%) FortiGate
11 6 (2.11%) Grafana
11 6 (2.11%) ServiceCenter
12 5 (1.75%) Jamf Pro
13 4 (1.40%) AirWatch
13 4 (1.40%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (1.40%) Nessus
13 4 (1.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 202 (70.88%) Microsoft
2 94 (32.98%) VMware
3 44 (15.44%) Citrix
4 25 (8.77%) Cisco
5 20 (7.02%) Google
6 14 (4.91%) Sophos
7 12 (4.21%) HP
8 11 (3.86%) Apple
9 10 (3.51%) Dell
10 7 (2.46%) NetApp
11 6 (2.11%) Adobe
11 6 (2.11%) Oracle
11 6 (2.11%) Polycom
11 6 (2.11%) Proofpoint
11 6 (2.11%) WatchGuard
12 5 (1.75%) Meraki
13 4 (1.40%) Veeam
14 3 (1.05%) Sage
14 3 (1.05%) SaltStack
14 3 (1.05%) SolarWinds