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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 19 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 54 44 45
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1 -11
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 299 228 241
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 5.31% 5.89% 5.83%
As % of the System Software category 31.91% 30.16% 33.10%
Number of salaries quoted 256 195 174
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,350 £23,500
25th Percentile £26,000 £35,750 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £45,000 £37,750
Median % change year-on-year -22.22% +19.21% +0.67%
75th Percentile £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £67,500 £63,000
North West median annual salary £32,500 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -21.69% +10.67% +7.14%

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 937 756 728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.64% 19.54% 17.60%
Number of salaries quoted 707 662 565
10th Percentile £26,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,100 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.20% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £70,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year - -1.04% +12.94%

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 19 May 2022.

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 19 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Bolton +9 18 £26,000 -28.77% 7
Salford -13 10 £23,500 -42.68% 7
Wigan +4 8 £24,000 -52.00% 2
Altrincham +1 4 £32,500 -23.53% 2
Stockport -10 4 £26,750 +16.30% 6
Cheadle -5 2 £29,000 +6.73% 1
Rochdale - 1 £23,000 - 1
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, 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.

1 235 (78.60%) Microsoft
2 232 (77.59%) Windows
3 181 (60.54%) Microsoft 365
4 165 (55.18%) Windows Server
5 118 (39.46%) Azure
6 105 (35.12%) VMware
7 90 (30.10%) DNS
7 90 (30.10%) Windows 10
8 87 (29.10%) Microsoft Office
9 82 (27.42%) DHCP
10 77 (25.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 71 (23.75%) PowerShell
11 71 (23.75%) Cisco
12 70 (23.41%) Social Skills
13 67 (22.41%) MS Exchange
14 66 (22.07%) Microsoft Certification
15 55 (18.39%) ITIL
16 54 (18.06%) Citrix
17 53 (17.73%) AWS
18 52 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 51 (17.06%) Firewall
20 48 (16.05%) WAN
21 47 (15.72%) SCCM
21 47 (15.72%) Problem-Solving
22 46 (15.38%) Security Cleared
23 45 (15.05%) Remote Desktop
24 43 (14.38%) Azure Active Directory
25 42 (14.05%) Change Management
26 40 (13.38%) TCP/IP
26 40 (13.38%) SharePoint

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 67 (22.41%) MS Exchange
2 40 (13.38%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.69%) IIS
4 12 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.68%) nginx
6 7 (2.34%) Apache
7 5 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.67%) Confluence
11 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.33%) Site Server
11 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 87 (29.10%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.33%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.33%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 181 (60.54%) Microsoft 365
2 118 (39.46%) Azure
3 53 (17.73%) AWS
4 43 (14.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (8.03%) PaaS
6 22 (7.36%) Mimecast
7 18 (6.02%) IaaS
8 16 (5.35%) OneDrive
9 15 (5.02%) SaaS
10 13 (4.35%) Power Platform
11 11 (3.68%) GCP
12 10 (3.34%) PowerApps
13 7 (2.34%) Amazon S3
13 7 (2.34%) Route 53
14 4 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
15 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.67%) Power Automate
16 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
16 1 (0.33%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 90 (30.10%) DNS
2 82 (27.42%) DHCP
3 51 (17.06%) Firewall
4 48 (16.05%) WAN
5 45 (15.05%) Remote Desktop
6 40 (13.38%) TCP/IP
7 34 (11.37%) VPN
8 29 (9.70%) SAN
9 28 (9.36%) LAN
10 24 (8.03%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (7.36%) Network Security
12 18 (6.02%) VLAN
13 16 (5.35%) MPLS
13 16 (5.35%) VoIP
14 12 (4.01%) Wireless
15 10 (3.34%) FTP
16 9 (3.01%) SNMP
17 8 (2.68%) Internet
18 6 (2.01%) Cisco IOS
19 5 (1.67%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.37%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.02%) MySQL
3 7 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.01%) GIS
4 6 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.33%) Big Data
7 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.33%) Power BI
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.67%) JIRA
2 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.33%) Subversion
2 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 70 (23.41%) Social Skills
2 31 (10.37%) Legal
3 26 (8.70%) Finance
4 25 (8.36%) Law
5 23 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (6.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 15 (5.02%) Manufacturing
7 15 (5.02%) Public Sector
8 13 (4.35%) Marketing
9 11 (3.68%) Organisational Skills
10 10 (3.34%) Advertising
10 10 (3.34%) Retail
11 9 (3.01%) Documentation Skills
12 8 (2.68%) Telecoms
13 3 (1.00%) Automotive
13 3 (1.00%) Digital Economy
13 3 (1.00%) French Language
13 3 (1.00%) Games
14 2 (0.67%) German Language
14 2 (0.67%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 86 (28.76%) Analyst
2 46 (15.38%) IT Analyst
3 45 (15.05%) IT Support
4 43 (14.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 40 (13.38%) IT Technician
6 35 (11.71%) IT Engineer
7 34 (11.37%) Support Analyst
8 31 (10.37%) Support Engineer
9 27 (9.03%) 2nd Line Support
10 24 (8.03%) Service Analyst
11 23 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
12 20 (6.69%) Administrator
12 20 (6.69%) Help Desk Analyst
13 19 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 18 (6.02%) Help Desk Technician
14 18 (6.02%) IT Support Analyst
14 18 (6.02%) IT Support Engineer
15 14 (4.68%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (4.68%) Systems Administrator
16 12 (4.01%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.35%) LDAP
2 10 (3.34%) SAML
3 7 (2.34%) LAMP
3 7 (2.34%) LAPP Stack
3 7 (2.34%) LEMP Stack
4 5 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (1.67%) XMPP
5 4 (1.34%) ODBC
6 2 (0.67%) .NET
7 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.33%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.33%) COM
7 1 (0.33%) CSS
7 1 (0.33%) HTML
7 1 (0.33%) JSON
7 1 (0.33%) React
7 1 (0.33%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.33%) Spring
7 1 (0.33%) Web Services
7 1 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.03%) Driving Licence
2 19 (6.35%) Clustering
3 17 (5.69%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.69%) PKI
4 14 (4.68%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.68%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.68%) User Experience
6 7 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (2.34%) Handset
7 5 (1.67%) HP Storage
8 3 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.00%) Life Science
8 3 (1.00%) Renewable Energy
8 3 (1.00%) Replication
9 2 (0.67%) BYOD
9 2 (0.67%) iPad
9 2 (0.67%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (0.67%) NHS
9 2 (0.67%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 232 (77.59%) Windows
2 165 (55.18%) Windows Server
3 90 (30.10%) Windows 10
4 39 (13.04%) Linux
5 33 (11.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (9.36%) Windows Server 2016
7 26 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (6.35%) Windows 7
9 10 (3.34%) Windows Server 2019
10 9 (3.01%) Android
10 9 (3.01%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (2.68%) Apple iOS
11 8 (2.68%) CentOS
11 8 (2.68%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.34%) Unix
13 4 (1.34%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.67%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.39%) ITIL
2 52 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 47 (15.72%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (14.05%) Change Management
5 30 (10.03%) Asset Management
6 25 (8.36%) Agile
6 25 (8.36%) Service Management
7 20 (6.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 19 (6.35%) Change Control
8 19 (6.35%) Migration
9 18 (6.02%) DevOps
9 18 (6.02%) Service Delivery
10 17 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (5.02%) Infrastructure as Code
11 15 (5.02%) Virtual Environments
12 14 (4.68%) Coaching
13 13 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
13 13 (4.35%) PRINCE2
13 13 (4.35%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 71 (23.75%) PowerShell
2 30 (10.03%) SQL
3 14 (4.68%) Python
4 7 (2.34%) Bash
5 5 (1.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.33%) C#
7 1 (0.33%) Java
7 1 (0.33%) Korn
7 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 66 (22.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 25 (8.36%) SC Cleared
4 19 (6.35%) Degree
4 19 (6.35%) MCSA
5 17 (5.69%) MCTS
6 14 (4.68%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.68%) MCSE
8 6 (2.01%) DBS Check
8 6 (2.01%) MCP
9 5 (1.67%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (1.34%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.34%) CCA
11 3 (1.00%) CCNA
11 3 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.00%) CISSP
12 2 (0.67%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.67%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.37%) SLA
2 20 (6.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.01%) GDPR
4 9 (3.01%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (2.01%) COBIT
5 6 (2.01%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.34%) NIST
7 3 (1.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 77 (25.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (11.37%) Hyper-V
3 30 (10.03%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (4.68%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (3.01%) XenApp
6 8 (2.68%) Docker
7 7 (2.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 5 (1.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (1.67%) etcd
8 5 (1.67%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.34%) vSphere
10 3 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.00%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.33%) Firmware
11 1 (0.33%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.33%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (15.72%) SCCM
2 30 (10.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (8.03%) WSUS
4 16 (5.35%) Terraform
5 13 (4.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 12 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (4.01%) Puppet
7 10 (3.34%) Ansible
7 10 (3.34%) Kubernetes
7 10 (3.34%) SCOM
7 10 (3.34%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (3.01%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (2.34%) Cacti
9 7 (2.34%) Nagios
9 7 (2.34%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.67%) Bacula
10 5 (1.67%) Bareos
10 5 (1.67%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.67%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 235 (78.60%) Microsoft
2 105 (35.12%) VMware
3 71 (23.75%) Cisco
4 54 (18.06%) Citrix
5 15 (5.02%) Veeam
6 14 (4.68%) Dell
6 14 (4.68%) EMC
7 13 (4.35%) HP
8 12 (4.01%) Google
9 10 (3.34%) Apple
9 10 (3.34%) ServiceNow
10 9 (3.01%) Avaya
10 9 (3.01%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.34%) Juniper
11 7 (2.34%) Meraki
12 6 (2.01%) Fortinet
12 6 (2.01%) Ruckus Wireless
13 5 (1.67%) NetApp
13 5 (1.67%) SaltStack
13 5 (1.67%) Sophos