Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 26 34
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 -6
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 1,016 1,173 1,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.76% 7.14% 5.68%
As % of the System Software category 54.04% 61.87% 56.37%
Number of salaries quoted 851 931 890
Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.36% -2.31%
10th Percentile £20,750 £19,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £48,000 £51,625
England median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 1,880 1,896 1,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.50% 11.55% 10.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,476 1,433 1,412
Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £22,125 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -2 649 £33,250 +5.56% 112
East Midlands -6 367 £32,500 -2.99% 93
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 837 (82.38%) Windows
2 603 (59.35%) Microsoft
3 456 (44.88%) Windows Server
4 455 (44.78%) VMware
5 326 (32.09%) Office 365
6 286 (28.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 262 (25.79%) Hyper-V
8 250 (24.61%) ITIL
9 244 (24.02%) MS Exchange
10 235 (23.13%) Citrix
11 230 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 225 (22.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 225 (22.15%) Firewall
13 222 (21.85%) DNS
14 220 (21.65%) Microsoft Azure
15 202 (19.88%) Microsoft Office
16 187 (18.41%) Windows 10
17 186 (18.31%) Cisco
18 177 (17.42%) Microsoft Certification
19 175 (17.22%) Windows 7
20 173 (17.03%) SCCM
21 169 (16.63%) DHCP
22 151 (14.86%) LAN
23 143 (14.07%) WAN
23 143 (14.07%) SAN
24 135 (13.29%) PowerShell
25 131 (12.89%) TCP/IP
26 122 (12.01%) SQL Server
27 117 (11.52%) MCSE
28 116 (11.42%) SQL

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
1 244 (24.02%) MS Exchange
2 79 (7.78%) SharePoint
3 62 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (5.51%) Skype for Business
5 54 (5.31%) IIS
6 30 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (1.87%) Apache
10 13 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.69%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.49%) WordPress
14 2 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 2 (0.20%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.20%) Moodle
14 2 (0.20%) nginx
14 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 202 (19.88%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.098%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 14 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.30%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.30%) SAP Business One
4 3 (0.30%) Workfront
5 1 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.098%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 326 (32.09%) Office 365
2 220 (21.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (5.81%) IaaS
5 44 (4.33%) PaaS
6 29 (2.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (2.07%) Serverless
8 18 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (1.67%) SaaS
10 7 (0.69%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.59%) G Suite
12 4 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.20%) Yammer
15 1 (0.098%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.098%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.098%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 225 (22.15%) Firewall
2 222 (21.85%) DNS
3 169 (16.63%) DHCP
4 151 (14.86%) LAN
5 143 (14.07%) SAN
5 143 (14.07%) WAN
6 131 (12.89%) TCP/IP
7 84 (8.27%) VPN
8 61 (6.00%) Skype
9 50 (4.92%) Remote Desktop
10 49 (4.82%) NAS
11 39 (3.84%) VLAN
12 38 (3.74%) VoIP
13 35 (3.44%) Wireless
14 28 (2.76%) SSL
15 27 (2.66%) IPsec
16 26 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (2.17%) Internet
18 21 (2.07%) NetScaler
19 19 (1.87%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (12.01%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.25%) MySQL
3 18 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (1.67%) NoSQL
5 11 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.39%) MS Access
8 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.30%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (0.30%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.20%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.098%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.098%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.098%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (3.05%) Visual Studio
2 25 (2.46%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.36%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.098%) GitLab
5 1 (0.098%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.098%) Subversion
General
1 62 (6.10%) Finance
2 36 (3.54%) Retail
3 33 (3.25%) Manufacturing
4 30 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.48%) Games
6 12 (1.18%) Marketing
7 11 (1.08%) Automotive
8 8 (0.79%) Advertising
8 8 (0.79%) Law
8 8 (0.79%) Legal
9 3 (0.30%) Back Office
10 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.20%) French Language
10 2 (0.20%) German Language
10 2 (0.20%) Local Government
11 1 (0.098%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.098%) Banking
11 1 (0.098%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 237 (23.33%) Analyst
2 187 (18.41%) Support Engineer
3 138 (13.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 135 (13.29%) Support Analyst
5 119 (11.71%) IT Support
6 114 (11.22%) IT Engineer
7 99 (9.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 74 (7.28%) 3rd Line Support
9 64 (6.30%) IT Support Engineer
10 62 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
11 57 (5.61%) Service Analyst
12 55 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
12 55 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
13 52 (5.12%) Administrator
13 52 (5.12%) Desktop Support
14 48 (4.72%) IT Analyst
15 47 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 43 (4.23%) Consultant
16 43 (4.23%) Infrastructure Support
16 43 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.95%) HTML
2 20 (1.97%) .NET
3 16 (1.57%) CSS
4 15 (1.48%) ASP.NET
5 14 (1.38%) Apache Flex
5 14 (1.38%) HTML5
5 14 (1.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 13 (1.28%) .NET Framework
6 13 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (1.28%) Entity Framework
6 13 (1.28%) WCF
7 12 (1.18%) Software Packaging
8 11 (1.08%) LDAP
9 8 (0.79%) 802.1X
9 8 (0.79%) WAP
10 7 (0.69%) Web Services
11 4 (0.39%) JSON
11 4 (0.39%) XML
12 3 (0.30%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 113 (11.12%) Data Centre
2 57 (5.61%) Clustering
3 53 (5.22%) Enterprise Storage
4 46 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (4.13%) Driving Licence
6 37 (3.64%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.56%) User Experience
8 24 (2.36%) PKI
9 17 (1.67%) Private Cloud
10 14 (1.38%) Analytical Mindset
10 14 (1.38%) Mobile Games
10 14 (1.38%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.18%) Replication
12 10 (0.98%) BBC
12 10 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (0.89%) Smartphone
14 8 (0.79%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.69%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.69%) Handset
15 7 (0.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 837 (82.38%) Windows
2 456 (44.88%) Windows Server
3 230 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 225 (22.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 187 (18.41%) Windows 10
6 175 (17.22%) Windows 7
7 99 (9.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 82 (8.07%) Windows 8
9 69 (6.79%) Linux
10 37 (3.64%) Windows XP
11 25 (2.46%) Android
12 24 (2.36%) Apple iOS
13 12 (1.18%) CentOS
14 10 (0.98%) Unix
15 9 (0.89%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.89%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.59%) Solaris
17 5 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (24.61%) ITIL
2 96 (9.45%) Presales
3 85 (8.37%) Project Management
4 69 (6.79%) Service Delivery
5 62 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
6 58 (5.71%) Service Management
7 48 (4.72%) Migration
8 46 (4.53%) PRINCE2
9 44 (4.33%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (4.23%) Change Management
10 43 (4.23%) Line Management
11 39 (3.84%) Incident Management
12 38 (3.74%) Root Cause Analysis
13 36 (3.54%) Problem Management
14 35 (3.44%) Time Management
15 34 (3.35%) Patch Management
16 27 (2.66%) Analytics
16 27 (2.66%) Business Continuity
16 27 (2.66%) Customer Requirements
16 27 (2.66%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 135 (13.29%) PowerShell
2 116 (11.42%) SQL
3 33 (3.25%) C#
4 20 (1.97%) Bash Shell
5 18 (1.77%) PHP
6 16 (1.57%) VBScript
7 15 (1.48%) T-SQL
8 14 (1.38%) C++
8 14 (1.38%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.69%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.69%) VB
10 4 (0.39%) C
11 2 (0.20%) VBA
11 2 (0.20%) X++
12 1 (0.098%) Python
Qualifications
1 177 (17.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (11.52%) MCSE
3 95 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
4 93 (9.15%) MCSA
5 74 (7.28%) CCNA
6 56 (5.51%) Degree
7 53 (5.22%) Security Cleared
8 52 (5.12%) CCNP
9 43 (4.23%) MCITP
10 39 (3.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 37 (3.64%) MCP
12 27 (2.66%) SC Cleared
13 23 (2.26%) Citrix Certification
14 18 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (1.18%) NVQ Level 3
16 11 (1.08%) CCA
17 9 (0.89%) CCIE
17 9 (0.89%) DBS Check
18 7 (0.69%) DV Cleared
18 7 (0.69%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (6.50%) SLA
2 21 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.18%) COBIT
4 9 (0.89%) PMO
5 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.20%) GDPR
6 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.20%) QA
7 1 (0.098%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 286 (28.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 262 (25.79%) Hyper-V
3 74 (7.28%) VMware ESXi
4 60 (5.91%) XenApp
5 53 (5.22%) vSphere
6 37 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
7 33 (3.25%) XenDesktop
8 23 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 17 (1.67%) Terminal Services
11 12 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.79%) UAG
13 7 (0.69%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.49%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.49%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.49%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 173 (17.03%) SCCM
2 53 (5.22%) SCOM
3 45 (4.43%) WSUS
4 30 (2.95%) Backup Exec
5 28 (2.76%) SCOrch
6 27 (2.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 24 (2.36%) Microsoft Intune
8 23 (2.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 14 (1.38%) vCenter Server
10 12 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 11 (1.08%) SCVMM
12 8 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (0.69%) Cisco UCCE
13 7 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
13 7 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (0.69%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.69%) SCDPM
14 6 (0.59%) MOM
14 6 (0.59%) Nagios
Vendors
1 603 (59.35%) Microsoft
2 455 (44.78%) VMware
3 235 (23.13%) Citrix
4 186 (18.31%) Cisco
5 76 (7.48%) HP
6 72 (7.09%) Dell
7 68 (6.69%) Veeam
8 58 (5.71%) NetApp
9 46 (4.53%) Juniper
10 42 (4.13%) Apple
11 30 (2.95%) EqualLogic
12 29 (2.85%) Google
13 24 (2.36%) Symantec
14 23 (2.26%) SolarWinds
15 22 (2.17%) Fortinet
16 21 (2.07%) Remedy
16 21 (2.07%) Sophos
17 18 (1.77%) CommVault
17 18 (1.77%) F5
18 17 (1.67%) Capita