Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 30 33
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 71 82 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 8.20% 7.98% 6.50%
As % of the System Software category 51.08% 55.03% 39.75%
Number of salaries quoted 60 58 60
Merseyside median annual salary £31,538 £31,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.73% +12.73% -19.41%
10th Percentile £20,250 £25,750 £20,875
90th Percentile £55,311 £47,500 £48,750
North West median annual salary £32,000 £31,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +3.23% -4.62% +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 Merseyside with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 139 149 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 16.05% 14.51% 16.35%
Number of salaries quoted 106 109 118
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,750 £26,150 £22,000
90th Percentile £61,875 £48,750 £60,375
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Active Directory as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Merseyside

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Active Directory in Merseyside.

Salary trend for Active Directory in Merseyside

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in Merseyside over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Merseyside

Active Directory
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 14 August 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
Liverpool +9 55 £32,000 -16.88% 8
Bootle - 3 £31,500 -
St Helens +2 2 £31,500 +1.61% 1
Birkenhead -3 2 £27,500 -15.38%
Prescot - 1 £22,500 -
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 60 (84.51%) Windows
2 37 (52.11%) Windows Server
3 33 (46.48%) ITIL
4 32 (45.07%) VMware
5 26 (36.62%) Microsoft
6 22 (30.99%) MS Exchange
7 21 (29.58%) Office 365
8 20 (28.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (23.94%) Citrix
9 17 (23.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 16 (22.54%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (22.54%) SharePoint
10 16 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (19.72%) DNS
13 13 (18.31%) Configuration Management
13 13 (18.31%) Skype for Business
13 13 (18.31%) Hyper-V
14 12 (16.90%) SAN
14 12 (16.90%) TCP/IP
14 12 (16.90%) Cisco
14 12 (16.90%) Incident Management
15 11 (15.49%) Statistics
15 11 (15.49%) DHCP
15 11 (15.49%) SQL Server
15 11 (15.49%) Windows 7
15 11 (15.49%) Problem Management
15 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Office

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 22 (30.99%) MS Exchange
2 16 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (22.54%) SharePoint
3 15 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (18.31%) Skype for Business
5 5 (7.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (4.23%) Confluence
7 2 (2.82%) Apache
7 2 (2.82%) JBoss
7 2 (2.82%) nginx
8 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.58%) Office 365
2 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.86%) IaaS
4 6 (8.45%) SaaS
5 3 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.23%) PaaS
6 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.72%) DNS
2 12 (16.90%) SAN
2 12 (16.90%) TCP/IP
3 11 (15.49%) DHCP
4 10 (14.08%) WAN
5 9 (12.68%) Firewall
5 9 (12.68%) LAN
6 7 (9.86%) NAS
7 6 (8.45%) VPN
8 5 (7.04%) Internet
8 5 (7.04%) NetScaler
9 3 (4.23%) VLAN
10 2 (2.82%) Skype
10 2 (2.82%) Wireless
11 1 (1.41%) ADSL
11 1 (1.41%) FTP
11 1 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.41%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) MySQL
3 2 (2.82%) Couchbase
3 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Banking
2 5 (7.04%) Law
3 4 (5.63%) Marketing
4 3 (4.23%) Publishing
5 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) 2nd Line Support
2 12 (16.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (15.49%) Service Desk Engineer
4 9 (12.68%) Service Analyst
4 9 (12.68%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (12.68%) Support Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Support Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 6 (8.45%) Desktop Support
7 6 (8.45%) Service Desk Support
7 6 (8.45%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) Systems Manager
9 4 (5.63%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (5.63%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) LAMP
1 2 (2.82%) LEMP Stack
1 2 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.41%) LDAP
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Management Information System
2 9 (12.68%) Clustering
3 8 (11.27%) Driving Licence
4 6 (8.45%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.82%) iPad
6 2 (2.82%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (2.82%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.82%) User Experience
6 2 (2.82%) Wiki
7 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.41%) iPhone
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.41%) Replication
7 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (84.51%) Windows
2 37 (52.11%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.49%) Windows 7
3 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.68%) Windows 10
6 8 (11.27%) Linux
7 3 (4.23%) Unix
7 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.82%) CentOS
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (46.48%) ITIL
2 17 (23.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (22.54%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (18.31%) Configuration Management
5 12 (16.90%) Incident Management
6 11 (15.49%) Problem Management
6 11 (15.49%) Statistics
7 9 (12.68%) Service Management
8 7 (9.86%) SIEM
9 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.04%) TOGAF
10 4 (5.63%) DevOps
10 4 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (5.63%) Information Security
10 4 (5.63%) Logistics
10 4 (5.63%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.63%) Password Management
10 4 (5.63%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) SQL
2 9 (12.68%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.23%) Python
4 2 (2.82%) Perl
4 2 (2.82%) Ruby
4 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) CCNA
1 7 (9.86%) CCNP
1 7 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.04%) MCSE
4 4 (5.63%) MCSA
5 3 (4.23%) Degree
6 2 (2.82%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.82%) MCP
7 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.41%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.41%) RHCA
7 1 (1.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.68%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.23%) SLA
3 2 (2.82%) QA
4 1 (1.41%) GDPR
4 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (28.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (18.31%) Hyper-V
3 9 (12.68%) XenApp
4 6 (8.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.23%) Docker
5 3 (4.23%) VirtualBox
5 3 (4.23%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.82%) Firmware
7 1 (1.41%) KVM
7 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.41%) vSphere
7 1 (1.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) SCOM
2 5 (7.04%) SCCM
3 4 (5.63%) Nagios
4 3 (4.23%) Kubernetes
4 3 (4.23%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.23%) Puppet
5 2 (2.82%) CFEngine
5 2 (2.82%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.82%) Rancher
5 2 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.41%) Ansible
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.41%) ThinApp
6 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (45.07%) VMware
2 26 (36.62%) Microsoft
3 17 (23.94%) Citrix
4 12 (16.90%) Cisco
5 10 (14.08%) HP
5 10 (14.08%) Remedy
6 5 (7.04%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.63%) NetApp
8 3 (4.23%) Veeam
9 2 (2.82%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.82%) Apple
9 2 (2.82%) Dell
9 2 (2.82%) New Relic
9 2 (2.82%) Veritas
10 1 (1.41%) Avaya
10 1 (1.41%) Mitel
10 1 (1.41%) Perforce
10 1 (1.41%) SAP
10 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.41%) Sophos