Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > Midlands
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 39 24
Rank change year-on-year +14 -15 +11
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,047 920 1,420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.47% 5.98% 7.60%
As % of the System Software category 54.73% 56.69% 63.08%
Number of salaries quoted 850 826 1,251
Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,750 £20,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -1.41%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,913 1,623 2,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.64% 10.55% 12.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,476 1,367 1,799
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,950 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the Midlands

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in the Midlands

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the Midlands over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the Midlands

Active Directory
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 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
West Midlands +13 637 £32,500 - 69
East Midlands +13 408 £32,500 +3.17% 45
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 844 (80.61%) Windows
2 644 (61.51%) Microsoft
3 495 (47.28%) Windows Server
4 431 (41.17%) VMware
5 412 (39.35%) Office 365
6 297 (28.37%) Microsoft Azure
7 285 (27.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 278 (26.55%) MS Exchange
9 277 (26.46%) ITIL
10 264 (25.21%) DNS
11 263 (25.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 253 (24.16%) Hyper-V
13 240 (22.92%) Cisco
14 239 (22.83%) Microsoft Office
15 238 (22.73%) Windows 7
16 236 (22.54%) Citrix
17 234 (22.35%) Firewall
18 222 (21.20%) SCCM
19 221 (21.11%) Windows 10
20 216 (20.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 216 (20.63%) SQL Server
21 211 (20.15%) Microsoft Certification
22 209 (19.96%) Windows Server 2008
23 207 (19.77%) DHCP
24 185 (17.67%) SQL
25 178 (17.00%) TCP/IP
26 165 (15.76%) LAN
27 163 (15.57%) SAN
28 160 (15.28%) MCSE
29 158 (15.09%) WAN

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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
1 278 (26.55%) MS Exchange
2 90 (8.60%) SharePoint
3 76 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 55 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 51 (4.87%) IIS
6 47 (4.49%) Skype for Business
7 25 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 24 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (1.05%) MTS
10 10 (0.96%) Apache
11 9 (0.86%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.48%) Site Server
14 2 (0.19%) CMS
14 2 (0.19%) JBoss
14 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.096%) Apache Solr
15 1 (0.096%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 239 (22.83%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.19%) assyst
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.096%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 412 (39.35%) Office 365
2 297 (28.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (9.93%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (7.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (2.87%) IaaS
6 25 (2.39%) PaaS
7 14 (1.34%) Serverless
8 12 (1.15%) G Suite
8 12 (1.15%) Mimecast
9 11 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.05%) Amazon S3
9 11 (1.05%) SaaS
10 10 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (0.86%) Amazon EMR
11 9 (0.86%) Amazon Kinesis
11 9 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
14 4 (0.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 264 (25.21%) DNS
2 234 (22.35%) Firewall
3 207 (19.77%) DHCP
4 178 (17.00%) TCP/IP
5 165 (15.76%) LAN
6 163 (15.57%) SAN
7 158 (15.09%) WAN
8 81 (7.74%) VPN
9 73 (6.97%) Remote Desktop
9 73 (6.97%) VoIP
10 65 (6.21%) IPsec
11 63 (6.02%) VLAN
12 50 (4.78%) Wireless
13 41 (3.92%) Internet
14 38 (3.63%) SSL
15 37 (3.53%) Network Security
16 36 (3.44%) NAS
17 31 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
18 30 (2.87%) Skype
19 22 (2.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.29%) MySQL
3 20 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (1.81%) Cosmos DB
5 15 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.34%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.05%) RDBMS
9 10 (0.96%) Cognos Impromptu
9 10 (0.96%) Data Lake
10 9 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
10 9 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.38%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 22 (2.10%) Visual Studio
2 17 (1.62%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
3 13 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.29%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.19%) Hudson
5 2 (0.19%) MSI
6 1 (0.096%) Ant
6 1 (0.096%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.096%) Chocolatey
6 1 (0.096%) GDB
6 1 (0.096%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.096%) JIRA
6 1 (0.096%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.096%) NUnit
6 1 (0.096%) sqlmap
6 1 (0.096%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 134 (12.80%) Finance
2 57 (5.44%) Manufacturing
3 55 (5.25%) Retail
4 46 (4.39%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.72%) Games
6 15 (1.43%) Legal
6 15 (1.43%) Marketing
7 12 (1.15%) Automotive
7 12 (1.15%) Law
8 11 (1.05%) Back Office
9 8 (0.76%) Aerospace
9 8 (0.76%) Banking
9 8 (0.76%) Publishing
10 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.29%) French Language
12 2 (0.19%) Advertising
12 2 (0.19%) Local Government
12 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.096%) German Language
13 1 (0.096%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 197 (18.82%) Support Engineer
2 192 (18.34%) Analyst
3 168 (16.05%) IT Support
4 162 (15.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 120 (11.46%) Support Analyst
6 116 (11.08%) IT Engineer
7 80 (7.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 74 (7.07%) IT Analyst
9 70 (6.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 68 (6.49%) IT Support Engineer
11 66 (6.30%) Administrator
12 63 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support
12 63 (6.02%) IT Support Analyst
13 53 (5.06%) Architect
13 53 (5.06%) Infrastructure Support
13 53 (5.06%) Service Analyst
14 52 (4.97%) Service Desk Analyst
15 49 (4.68%) Desktop Support
16 47 (4.49%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 46 (4.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.44%) .NET
2 25 (2.39%) LDAP
3 23 (2.20%) Web Services
4 20 (1.91%) ASP.NET
5 19 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web API
6 18 (1.72%) Entity Framework
7 17 (1.62%) HTML
8 16 (1.53%) .NET Framework
9 14 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (1.34%) CSS
10 12 (1.15%) AngularJS
10 12 (1.15%) Backbone.js
10 12 (1.15%) WSH
11 11 (1.05%) COM+
11 11 (1.05%) DCOM
11 11 (1.05%) KnockoutJS
11 11 (1.05%) WCF
12 10 (0.96%) .NET Core
13 8 (0.76%) OAuth
14 7 (0.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 139 (13.28%) Data Centre
2 95 (9.07%) Self-Motivation
3 60 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 35 (3.34%) Clustering
6 34 (3.25%) Driving Licence
7 28 (2.67%) User Experience
8 26 (2.48%) PKI
9 25 (2.39%) Computer Science
9 25 (2.39%) Replication
10 23 (2.20%) Fat Client
10 23 (2.20%) Thin Client
11 21 (2.01%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.34%) Blackberry
12 14 (1.34%) Private Cloud
13 13 (1.24%) HP StoreVirtual
14 11 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (0.96%) Fintech
15 10 (0.96%) Graphic Design
16 9 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 844 (80.61%) Windows
2 495 (47.28%) Windows Server
3 263 (25.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 238 (22.73%) Windows 7
5 221 (21.11%) Windows 10
6 209 (19.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 98 (9.36%) Linux
8 94 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 62 (5.92%) Windows 8
10 39 (3.72%) Windows XP
11 27 (2.58%) Apple iOS
12 24 (2.29%) Mac OS
13 19 (1.81%) Mac OS X
14 16 (1.53%) Unix
15 14 (1.34%) Android
15 14 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (1.34%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (0.67%) SUSE
17 5 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (26.46%) ITIL
2 216 (20.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 133 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
4 99 (9.46%) Project Management
5 97 (9.26%) Service Management
6 95 (9.07%) Presales
7 91 (8.69%) Service Delivery
8 61 (5.83%) ITIL V3
8 61 (5.83%) PRINCE2
9 56 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
10 54 (5.16%) Migration
11 52 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
12 48 (4.58%) Incident Management
13 45 (4.30%) Mobile Device Management
14 42 (4.01%) Server Virtualisation
15 41 (3.92%) Line Management
16 40 (3.82%) Root Cause Analysis
17 39 (3.72%) Server Management
17 39 (3.72%) Time Management
18 36 (3.44%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 185 (17.67%) SQL
2 148 (14.14%) PowerShell
3 43 (4.11%) T-SQL
4 39 (3.72%) VBScript
5 29 (2.77%) C#
6 16 (1.53%) JavaScript
7 15 (1.43%) Java
8 13 (1.24%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.05%) VB
10 10 (0.96%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.76%) Python
12 6 (0.57%) Scala
12 6 (0.57%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.48%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.096%) C
14 1 (0.096%) PHP
14 1 (0.096%) VBA
Qualifications
1 211 (20.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 160 (15.28%) MCSE
3 94 (8.98%) MCSA
4 79 (7.55%) Degree
5 76 (7.26%) MCP
6 75 (7.16%) Security Cleared
7 73 (6.97%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (4.39%) CCNA
9 43 (4.11%) MCITP
10 37 (3.53%) CCNP
11 24 (2.29%) SC Cleared
12 22 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
13 20 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (1.43%) A+ Certification
15 15 (1.43%) MCDST
16 13 (1.24%) PMI Certification
16 13 (1.24%) PMP
17 11 (1.05%) DBS Check
18 10 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (9.65%) SLA
2 36 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.91%) COBIT
4 14 (1.34%) GDPR
5 11 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.05%) PMO
6 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.19%) QA
8 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 285 (27.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 253 (24.16%) Hyper-V
3 74 (7.07%) VMware ESXi
4 73 (6.97%) vSphere
5 55 (5.25%) XenApp
6 47 (4.49%) XenDesktop
7 34 (3.25%) Terminal Services
8 26 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
10 19 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
11 17 (1.62%) Firmware
12 13 (1.24%) Forefront TMG
13 9 (0.86%) BitLocker
14 8 (0.76%) XenServer
15 6 (0.57%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.48%) Snort
17 4 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
18 3 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 222 (21.20%) SCCM
2 37 (3.53%) SCOM
3 33 (3.15%) SCOrch
4 31 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 31 (2.96%) WSUS
5 30 (2.87%) SCVMM
6 24 (2.29%) SCSM
7 19 (1.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 17 (1.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 16 (1.53%) Backup Exec
9 16 (1.53%) SCDPM
10 14 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
11 13 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
12 10 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
13 9 (0.86%) AirWatch
14 8 (0.76%) FortiGate
14 8 (0.76%) vCenter Server
15 7 (0.67%) NetBackup
16 6 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
17 5 (0.48%) Nagios
Vendors
1 644 (61.51%) Microsoft
2 431 (41.17%) VMware
3 240 (22.92%) Cisco
4 236 (22.54%) Citrix
5 108 (10.32%) HP
6 65 (6.21%) NetApp
7 59 (5.64%) Dell
8 58 (5.54%) Veeam
9 48 (4.58%) CheckPoint
10 42 (4.01%) Juniper
11 34 (3.25%) Fortinet
12 32 (3.06%) Oracle
13 28 (2.67%) Apple
13 28 (2.67%) F5
14 23 (2.20%) McAfee
14 23 (2.20%) SonicWALL
15 21 (2.01%) Remedy
16 19 (1.81%) Mitel
16 19 (1.81%) WatchGuard
17 18 (1.72%) Google