Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 42 36
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 798 805 717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.35% 6.11% 6.21%
As % of the System Software category 46.61% 56.33% 59.40%
Number of salaries quoted 679 702 656
North West median annual salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.17% -3.08% +4.84%
10th Percentile £19,750 £20,500 £19,750
90th Percentile £64,000 £51,250 £50,000
England median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -2.78%

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 North West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,712 1,429 1,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.62% 10.85% 10.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,388 1,180 999
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +5.63% +1.43%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in the North West

Active Directory
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Active Directory in the North West

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Active Directory in the North West over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in the North West

Active Directory
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 July 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
Manchester +10 445 £35,000 +3.32% 72
Cheshire -7 197 £33,500 +11.67% 34
Merseyside +8 76 £28,000 -9.68% 11
Lancashire +7 61 £28,000 +12.00% 11
Cumbria +6 17 £40,000 +50.94%
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 639 (80.08%) Windows
2 392 (49.12%) Microsoft
3 382 (47.87%) VMware
4 350 (43.86%) Windows Server
5 277 (34.71%) Office 365
6 249 (31.20%) ITIL
7 217 (27.19%) Hyper-V
8 213 (26.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 207 (25.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 206 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 188 (23.56%) Microsoft Azure
11 188 (23.56%) MS Exchange
12 167 (20.93%) SQL
13 165 (20.68%) DNS
14 158 (19.80%) Citrix
15 154 (19.30%) SQL Server
16 153 (19.17%) Linux
17 152 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
18 146 (18.30%) Cisco
19 139 (17.42%) Firewall
20 132 (16.54%) SAN
21 125 (15.66%) Microsoft Office
22 123 (15.41%) MCSE
23 121 (15.16%) LAN
23 121 (15.16%) WAN
24 118 (14.79%) Windows 7
25 117 (14.66%) TCP/IP
26 111 (13.91%) DHCP
27 104 (13.03%) Amazon AWS
28 103 (12.91%) Windows 10

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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
1 188 (23.56%) MS Exchange
2 101 (12.66%) IIS
3 96 (12.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 92 (11.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 58 (7.27%) SharePoint
6 52 (6.52%) Skype for Business
7 40 (5.01%) Confluence
8 18 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (1.38%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.13%) Apache
12 6 (0.75%) WordPress
13 5 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.38%) JBoss
15 2 (0.25%) CMS
15 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.25%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.25%) nginx
15 2 (0.25%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 125 (15.66%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (2.01%) Workfront
2 15 (1.88%) Elite 3E
3 7 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 277 (34.71%) Office 365
2 188 (23.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (13.03%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (6.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 36 (4.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 36 (4.51%) Amazon S3
6 34 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
6 34 (4.26%) Amazon SQS
6 34 (4.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 32 (4.01%) IaaS
8 14 (1.75%) PaaS
8 14 (1.75%) SaaS
9 9 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.50%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.38%) G Suite
11 3 (0.38%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.13%) NuGet
13 1 (0.13%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 165 (20.68%) DNS
2 139 (17.42%) Firewall
3 132 (16.54%) SAN
4 121 (15.16%) LAN
4 121 (15.16%) WAN
5 117 (14.66%) TCP/IP
6 111 (13.91%) DHCP
7 86 (10.78%) VPN
8 42 (5.26%) VLAN
8 42 (5.26%) VoIP
9 40 (5.01%) Network Security
10 29 (3.63%) Internet
10 29 (3.63%) Skype
11 27 (3.38%) Remote Desktop
12 19 (2.38%) Wireless
13 18 (2.26%) MPLS
14 13 (1.63%) SSL
15 12 (1.50%) NAS
16 10 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (1.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (19.30%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.64%) Amazon RDS
3 22 (2.76%) MySQL
4 21 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.75%) MS Access
9 5 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.63%) HBase
10 4 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.50%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.25%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.25%) DTS
12 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 75 (9.40%) Jenkins
2 68 (8.52%) Git (software)
3 65 (8.15%) JIRA
4 44 (5.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 42 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 41 (5.14%) TeamCity
7 13 (1.63%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.63%) Ant
8 5 (0.63%) CA Release Automation
8 5 (0.63%) Gradle
8 5 (0.63%) IntelliJ
8 5 (0.63%) JUnit
8 5 (0.63%) Maven
8 5 (0.63%) Selenium
9 4 (0.50%) Hudson
9 4 (0.50%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.25%) Subversion
10 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.13%) WiX
General
1 73 (9.15%) Finance
2 29 (3.63%) Retail
3 24 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.63%) Banking
5 20 (2.51%) Marketing
6 16 (2.01%) Law
6 16 (2.01%) Legal
6 16 (2.01%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.00%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.00%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.88%) Back Office
9 6 (0.75%) Advertising
9 6 (0.75%) Publishing
10 5 (0.63%) Games
11 3 (0.38%) Billing
11 3 (0.38%) Electronics
11 3 (0.38%) Local Government
12 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 155 (19.42%) Analyst
2 113 (14.16%) Support Engineer
3 91 (11.40%) IT Support
4 79 (9.90%) Support Analyst
5 76 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 75 (9.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 69 (8.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 67 (8.40%) IT Analyst
9 60 (7.52%) Service Analyst
10 58 (7.27%) 1st Line Support
11 49 (6.14%) 3rd Line Support
11 49 (6.14%) Service Desk Analyst
12 48 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
12 48 (6.02%) IT Engineer
13 45 (5.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 37 (4.64%) Developer
15 36 (4.51%) 1st Line Engineer
16 34 (4.26%) IT Support Analyst
17 33 (4.14%) Architect
17 33 (4.14%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.88%) .NET
2 21 (2.63%) .NET Framework
3 20 (2.51%) Web Services
4 19 (2.38%) HTML
5 16 (2.01%) LDAP
6 11 (1.38%) CSS
7 10 (1.25%) XML
8 8 (1.00%) jQuery
8 8 (1.00%) SAML
9 6 (0.75%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.75%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (0.63%) Flask
10 5 (0.63%) Kafka
10 5 (0.63%) NumPy
10 5 (0.63%) Pandas
10 5 (0.63%) scikit-learn
10 5 (0.63%) SciPy
10 5 (0.63%) Spring
11 4 (0.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.52%) Driving Licence
2 46 (5.76%) Self-Motivation
3 45 (5.64%) Private Cloud
4 44 (5.51%) Management Information System
5 33 (4.14%) Data Centre
6 31 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (2.88%) Clustering
8 21 (2.63%) Computer Science
9 16 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.63%) Replication
11 10 (1.25%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.13%) Blackberry
12 9 (1.13%) Fat Client
12 9 (1.13%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.13%) User Experience
12 9 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (1.00%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.75%) CMDB
14 6 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 639 (80.08%) Windows
2 350 (43.86%) Windows Server
3 207 (25.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 206 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 153 (19.17%) Linux
6 118 (14.79%) Windows 7
7 103 (12.91%) Windows 10
8 43 (5.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (2.76%) Windows 8
10 18 (2.26%) Mac OS X
10 18 (2.26%) Unix
11 17 (2.13%) Mac OS
12 16 (2.01%) CentOS
13 14 (1.75%) Android
13 14 (1.75%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.63%) Apple iOS
15 10 (1.25%) SUSE
16 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (31.20%) ITIL
2 98 (12.28%) DevOps
3 92 (11.53%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
5 81 (10.15%) Service Management
6 77 (9.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 69 (8.65%) Configuration Management
8 55 (6.89%) Service Delivery
9 51 (6.39%) Incident Management
10 42 (5.26%) Project Management
11 40 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
12 39 (4.89%) Problem Management
13 38 (4.76%) Business Continuity
13 38 (4.76%) Time Management
14 35 (4.39%) Network Virtualisation
15 34 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
16 32 (4.01%) Change Management
16 32 (4.01%) Migration
17 30 (3.76%) Statistics
18 29 (3.63%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 167 (20.93%) SQL
2 75 (9.40%) PowerShell
3 29 (3.63%) T-SQL
4 25 (3.13%) VBA
5 21 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 21 (2.63%) Python
6 18 (2.26%) C#
6 18 (2.26%) Java
7 9 (1.13%) PHP
8 7 (0.88%) Perl
9 6 (0.75%) Ruby
9 6 (0.75%) X++
10 5 (0.63%) Java 8
11 4 (0.50%) Assembly Language
11 4 (0.50%) Bourne shell
11 4 (0.50%) Korn
11 4 (0.50%) VBScript
12 3 (0.38%) C
13 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 152 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (15.41%) MCSE
3 76 (9.52%) MCP
4 70 (8.77%) MCSA
5 52 (6.52%) Security Cleared
6 49 (6.14%) Degree
7 34 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (3.38%) CCNA
9 25 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (2.01%) CCNP
11 16 (2.01%) MCITP
12 15 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (1.75%) CISSP
14 13 (1.63%) SC Cleared
15 11 (1.38%) DBS Check
16 8 (1.00%) MCTS
17 6 (0.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 5 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
18 5 (0.63%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (8.52%) SLA
2 35 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.88%) QA
4 21 (2.63%) PCI DSS
5 17 (2.13%) GDPR
6 13 (1.63%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.38%) PMO
8 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 217 (27.19%) Hyper-V
2 213 (26.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (6.27%) Virtual Machines
4 44 (5.51%) XenApp
5 41 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
5 41 (5.14%) vSphere
6 40 (5.01%) Terminal Services
7 24 (3.01%) XenDesktop
8 21 (2.63%) VirtualBox
9 20 (2.51%) Xen
10 19 (2.38%) KVM
11 16 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (1.13%) Docker
12 9 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (1.00%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.63%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.63%) XenServer
15 3 (0.38%) Firmware
15 3 (0.38%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 84 (10.53%) SCCM
2 68 (8.52%) Ansible
3 31 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (3.76%) Puppet
5 28 (3.51%) SCOM
6 20 (2.51%) WSUS
7 15 (1.88%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (1.88%) Terraform
8 10 (1.25%) Backup Exec
8 10 (1.25%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (0.88%) vRealize
10 6 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.63%) Nagios
12 4 (0.50%) MIMEsweeper
12 4 (0.50%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 392 (49.12%) Microsoft
2 382 (47.87%) VMware
3 158 (19.80%) Citrix
4 146 (18.30%) Cisco
5 46 (5.76%) Veeam
6 36 (4.51%) HP
6 36 (4.51%) New Relic
7 35 (4.39%) Trend Micro
8 29 (3.63%) Oracle
9 26 (3.26%) SAP
10 24 (3.01%) IBM
11 20 (2.51%) Apple
12 18 (2.26%) Avaya
12 18 (2.26%) Google
13 16 (2.01%) SolarWinds
14 15 (1.88%) Intapp
14 15 (1.88%) Remedy
14 15 (1.88%) Reuters
15 14 (1.75%) NetApp
16 13 (1.63%) EMC