Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 31 29
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 95 63 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 11.67% 6.33% 8.40%
As % of the System Software category 61.29% 46.67% 46.96%
Number of salaries quoted 73 44 83
Merseyside median annual salary £30,000 £31,750 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.51% -0.78% -1.54%
10th Percentile £20,300 £22,325 £21,050
90th Percentile £50,900 £75,000 £53,250
North West median annual salary £31,500 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +8.62% -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 Merseyside with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 155 135 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 19.04% 13.55% 17.90%
Number of salaries quoted 113 96 154
Merseyside median annual salary £32,500 £38,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.58% -6.67% +21.32%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
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 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 20 November 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 20 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
Liverpool +10 61 £27,500 -21.43% 8
Bootle +1 7 £23,000 - 1
Southport +4 6 £40,500 +80.00% 1
Birkenhead - 6 £32,500 - 1
St Helens - 3 £31,500 - 1
Active Directory
North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 83 (87.37%) Windows
2 54 (56.84%) VMware
2 54 (56.84%) Windows Server
3 41 (43.16%) Microsoft
4 40 (42.11%) Citrix
5 34 (35.79%) ITIL
6 33 (34.74%) MS Exchange
7 29 (30.53%) SharePoint
8 28 (29.47%) Skype for Business
9 25 (26.32%) Office 365
9 25 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (25.26%) Exchange Server 2010
11 22 (23.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (23.16%) Exchange Server 2013
11 22 (23.16%) SAN
12 20 (21.05%) Cisco
12 20 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
12 20 (21.05%) Problem Management
12 20 (21.05%) Windows 10
13 19 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (20.00%) XenDesktop
13 19 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 19 (20.00%) Configuration Management
14 18 (18.95%) XenApp
14 18 (18.95%) Incident Management
15 17 (17.89%) Hyper-V
16 16 (16.84%) Statistics
16 16 (16.84%) SCCM
16 16 (16.84%) DNS
16 16 (16.84%) TCP/IP

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 33 (34.74%) MS Exchange
2 29 (30.53%) SharePoint
3 28 (29.47%) Skype for Business
4 24 (25.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (23.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (9.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (7.37%) IIS
8 2 (2.11%) Apache
8 2 (2.11%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.11%) JBoss
8 2 (2.11%) nginx
9 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 25 (26.32%) Office 365
2 19 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.11%) IaaS
5 2 (2.11%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (23.16%) SAN
2 16 (16.84%) DNS
2 16 (16.84%) Firewall
2 16 (16.84%) TCP/IP
3 15 (15.79%) NetScaler
4 13 (13.68%) DHCP
5 11 (11.58%) LAN
6 10 (10.53%) NAS
6 10 (10.53%) VLAN
6 10 (10.53%) WAN
7 9 (9.47%) Internet
7 9 (9.47%) VoIP
8 8 (8.42%) Skype
9 6 (6.32%) iSCSI
9 6 (6.32%) MPLS
10 4 (4.21%) VPN
11 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (3.16%) Wireless
12 2 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
13 1 (1.05%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) Couchbase
2 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.11%) MS Access
2 2 (2.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (8.42%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Law
2 4 (4.21%) Publishing
3 3 (3.16%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (28.42%) Analyst
2 14 (14.74%) Support Analyst
3 13 (13.68%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (13.68%) Service Analyst
4 12 (12.63%) Service Desk Engineer
4 12 (12.63%) Support Engineer
5 11 (11.58%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (9.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 8 (8.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (8.42%) Desktop Support
9 7 (7.37%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (7.37%) Administrator
9 7 (7.37%) IT Support
9 7 (7.37%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (7.37%) Technical Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) Citrix Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) Network Administrator
10 6 (6.32%) Systems Manager
10 6 (6.32%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) LAMP
1 2 (2.11%) LEMP Stack
1 2 (2.11%) Middleware
1 2 (2.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 10 (10.53%) Clustering
3 9 (9.47%) Driving Licence
4 6 (6.32%) Fat Client
4 6 (6.32%) Thin Client
5 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (4.21%) iPhone
7 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.16%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.16%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.11%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (2.11%) iPad
8 2 (2.11%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.05%) e-Learning
9 1 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (1.05%) Robotics
9 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.05%) User Experience
9 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 83 (87.37%) Windows
2 54 (56.84%) Windows Server
3 22 (23.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (21.05%) Windows 10
5 15 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (10.53%) Linux
8 7 (7.37%) Unix
9 4 (4.21%) CentOS
10 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.79%) ITIL
2 25 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (21.05%) Problem Management
4 19 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 18 (18.95%) Incident Management
6 16 (16.84%) Statistics
7 15 (15.79%) Service Management
8 12 (12.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (10.53%) Mentoring
10 9 (9.47%) Load Balancing
11 8 (8.42%) Coaching
12 7 (7.37%) Proactive Monitoring
12 7 (7.37%) Service Delivery
13 6 (6.32%) Business Continuity
13 6 (6.32%) Business Continuity Management
13 6 (6.32%) Converged Infrastructure
13 6 (6.32%) Storage Management
14 5 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
15 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Management
15 4 (4.21%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.68%) SQL
2 11 (11.58%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.32%) VBScript
4 3 (3.16%) Python
5 2 (2.11%) Perl
5 2 (2.11%) Ruby
5 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.05%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.26%) MCSE
4 4 (4.21%) MCSA
5 3 (3.16%) CCNA
5 3 (3.16%) CCNP
5 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.05%) Degree
7 1 (1.05%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.05%) MCP
7 1 (1.05%) MCTS
7 1 (1.05%) RHCA
7 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.05%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.74%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.11%) GDPR
2 2 (2.11%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 19 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 18 (18.95%) XenApp
3 17 (17.89%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 6 (6.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (4.21%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (4.21%) XenServer
6 3 (3.16%) Docker
6 3 (3.16%) VirtualBox
7 2 (2.11%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.05%) Firmware
8 1 (1.05%) KVM
8 1 (1.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (16.84%) SCCM
2 12 (12.63%) SCOM
3 8 (8.42%) vCenter Server
4 6 (6.32%) FortiGate
5 3 (3.16%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.16%) Nagios
5 3 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.16%) Puppet
6 2 (2.11%) CFEngine
6 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.11%) Rancher
6 2 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.11%) WSUS
7 1 (1.05%) Ansible
7 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.05%) ThinApp
7 1 (1.05%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 54 (56.84%) VMware
2 41 (43.16%) Microsoft
3 40 (42.11%) Citrix
4 20 (21.05%) Cisco
5 14 (14.74%) Remedy
6 11 (11.58%) SolarWinds
7 9 (9.47%) Veeam
8 8 (8.42%) Avaya
8 8 (8.42%) Dell
9 7 (7.37%) NetApp
10 6 (6.32%) EMC
10 6 (6.32%) Extreme Networks
10 6 (6.32%) Nortel
11 3 (3.16%) HP
12 2 (2.11%) Lotus
12 2 (2.11%) McAfee
12 2 (2.11%) New Relic
12 2 (2.11%) Veritas
13 1 (1.05%) Red Box
13 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow