Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > North West
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 53 41
Rank change year-on-year +27 -12 -13
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 829 729 744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.12% 5.64% 6.09%
As % of the System Software category 47.26% 46.73% 53.95%
Number of salaries quoted 709 619 661
North West median annual salary £34,250 £30,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.17% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £21,000 £19,950 £20,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,000 £48,750
England median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% -

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 1,754 1,560 1,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.18% 12.08% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,423 1,259 1,126
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £21,750 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £59,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 2019. 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 +25 464 £37,500 +8.70% 32
Cheshire +30 212 £29,000 -3.33% 18
Lancashire +10 78 £27,500 -1.79% 6
Merseyside +4 66 £27,500 -3.51% 3
Cumbria -2 9 £32,500 -5.80%
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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.

1 656 (79.13%) Windows
2 434 (52.35%) Microsoft
3 300 (36.19%) Office 365
4 297 (35.83%) VMware
5 287 (34.62%) Windows Server
6 252 (30.40%) Microsoft Azure
7 251 (30.28%) ITIL
8 197 (23.76%) DNS
9 187 (22.56%) MS Exchange
10 183 (22.07%) Windows 10
11 175 (21.11%) Linux
12 173 (20.87%) DHCP
12 173 (20.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 171 (20.63%) Cisco
14 163 (19.66%) Windows 7
15 146 (17.61%) Microsoft Office
16 145 (17.49%) Amazon AWS
17 139 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
18 138 (16.65%) Citrix
19 136 (16.41%) TCP/IP
20 134 (16.16%) Hyper-V
21 132 (15.92%) Windows Server 2012
22 128 (15.44%) Firewall
23 122 (14.72%) PowerShell
24 121 (14.60%) Degree
25 115 (13.87%) SQL
26 114 (13.75%) WAN
26 114 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
27 112 (13.51%) LAN
27 112 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 187 (22.56%) MS Exchange
2 75 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (7.36%) SharePoint
4 57 (6.88%) IIS
5 51 (6.15%) Skype for Business
6 36 (4.34%) Confluence
7 26 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.21%) SAS
9 8 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (0.84%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.84%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.48%) Apache
11 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.36%) nginx
13 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.24%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 146 (17.61%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.24%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 6 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.48%) Odoo
3 4 (0.48%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.24%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 300 (36.19%) Office 365
2 252 (30.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 145 (17.49%) Amazon AWS
4 69 (8.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (4.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 34 (4.10%) Amazon S3
6 34 (4.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 24 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (2.90%) Amazon SQS
8 16 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (1.81%) Serverless
10 12 (1.45%) IaaS
11 11 (1.33%) G Suite
12 10 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (1.21%) Mimecast
12 10 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (0.97%) PaaS
14 6 (0.72%) SaaS
15 5 (0.60%) Azure Functions
15 5 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 197 (23.76%) DNS
2 173 (20.87%) DHCP
3 136 (16.41%) TCP/IP
4 128 (15.44%) Firewall
5 114 (13.75%) WAN
6 112 (13.51%) LAN
7 87 (10.49%) SAN
8 86 (10.37%) VPN
9 73 (8.81%) VoIP
10 57 (6.88%) Skype
11 44 (5.31%) Wireless
12 29 (3.50%) VLAN
13 27 (3.26%) Internet
14 23 (2.77%) Remote Desktop
15 22 (2.65%) MPLS
16 16 (1.93%) Broadband
17 15 (1.81%) NAS
17 15 (1.81%) NetScaler
18 14 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
19 12 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.10%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (1.45%) MySQL
5 7 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.72%) Power BI
6 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.24%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.24%) IDOL
8 2 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.12%) DB2
9 1 (0.12%) MS Access
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 52 (6.27%) Git (software)
2 40 (4.83%) JIRA
3 37 (4.46%) Jenkins
4 32 (3.86%) Octopus Deploy
5 31 (3.74%) TeamCity
6 27 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 24 (2.90%) Bitbucket Server
8 10 (1.21%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.84%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.36%) GitLab
12 2 (0.24%) eggPlant
12 2 (0.24%) MSI
13 1 (0.12%) Ant
13 1 (0.12%) Chocolatey
13 1 (0.12%) Maven
13 1 (0.12%) Mercurial
General
1 67 (8.08%) Finance
2 34 (4.10%) Manufacturing
3 30 (3.62%) Legal
3 30 (3.62%) Marketing
4 28 (3.38%) Law
5 23 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.53%) Retail
7 17 (2.05%) Banking
8 7 (0.84%) Back Office
8 7 (0.84%) Electronics
8 7 (0.84%) Games
9 6 (0.72%) French Language
10 5 (0.60%) Advertising
10 5 (0.60%) German Language
10 5 (0.60%) Publishing
11 4 (0.48%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.24%) Automotive
12 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 163 (19.66%) Analyst
2 119 (14.35%) Support Engineer
3 107 (12.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 107 (12.91%) IT Support
4 90 (10.86%) IT Engineer
5 89 (10.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 87 (10.49%) Support Analyst
7 78 (9.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 56 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 51 (6.15%) Service Analyst
10 48 (5.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 46 (5.55%) Service Desk Analyst
12 42 (5.07%) IT Analyst
12 42 (5.07%) Support Technician
13 41 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 41 (4.95%) IT Support Engineer
14 40 (4.83%) Information Manager
14 40 (4.83%) Information Security Manager
14 40 (4.83%) Security Manager
15 37 (4.46%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.65%) .NET
2 16 (1.93%) Web Services
3 11 (1.33%) Software Packaging
4 10 (1.21%) Kafka
5 7 (0.84%) AngularJS
5 7 (0.84%) Middleware
5 7 (0.84%) React
5 7 (0.84%) Vue.js
6 4 (0.48%) SAML
6 4 (0.48%) XMPP
7 2 (0.24%) JSON
7 2 (0.24%) MSMQ
7 2 (0.24%) WAP
8 1 (0.12%) Ajax
8 1 (0.12%) DOM
8 1 (0.12%) JDBC
8 1 (0.12%) LDAP
8 1 (0.12%) SOAP
8 1 (0.12%) Spring
8 1 (0.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.89%) Self-Motivation
2 74 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (4.95%) Driving Licence
4 31 (3.74%) Private Cloud
5 25 (3.02%) Data Centre
6 23 (2.77%) iPhone
7 22 (2.65%) Smartphone
8 21 (2.53%) Management Information System
9 20 (2.41%) Replication
10 19 (2.29%) Blackberry
11 15 (1.81%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (1.69%) Fat Client
12 14 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
12 14 (1.69%) iPad
12 14 (1.69%) Thin Client
13 9 (1.09%) Fintech
14 8 (0.97%) EMC VNX
15 7 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
15 7 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 656 (79.13%) Windows
2 287 (34.62%) Windows Server
3 183 (22.07%) Windows 10
4 175 (21.11%) Linux
5 163 (19.66%) Windows 7
6 132 (15.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 83 (10.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (5.55%) Windows 8
9 33 (3.98%) Android
10 31 (3.74%) Apple iOS
10 31 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (3.14%) Windows XP
12 23 (2.77%) Mac OS X
13 17 (2.05%) Mac OS
13 17 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (1.33%) Unix
15 10 (1.21%) Amazon Linux
15 10 (1.21%) Fedora
16 6 (0.72%) SUSE
16 6 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (30.28%) ITIL
2 139 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
3 112 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 92 (11.10%) Service Delivery
5 75 (9.05%) Incident Management
6 68 (8.20%) Service Management
7 66 (7.96%) Information Security
8 62 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (7.24%) Disaster Recovery
10 50 (6.03%) Problem Management
11 44 (5.31%) OWASP
11 44 (5.31%) Security Management
12 43 (5.19%) Penetration Testing
12 43 (5.19%) SIEM
13 42 (5.07%) DevOps
13 42 (5.07%) Risk Management
13 42 (5.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 41 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
15 40 (4.83%) Data Loss Prevention
16 35 (4.22%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (14.72%) PowerShell
2 115 (13.87%) SQL
3 28 (3.38%) Python
4 19 (2.29%) Bash Shell
5 14 (1.69%) Java
6 12 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.21%) Ruby
7 10 (1.21%) VBScript
8 8 (0.97%) JavaScript
8 8 (0.97%) R
9 7 (0.84%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.48%) C#
11 3 (0.36%) PHP
11 3 (0.36%) VB
12 2 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 121 (14.60%) Degree
2 114 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 84 (10.13%) Cisco Certification
4 70 (8.44%) MCSE
5 55 (6.63%) MCSA
6 50 (6.03%) MCP
7 43 (5.19%) CISSP
8 42 (5.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 41 (4.95%) CCNA
10 33 (3.98%) ITIL Certification
11 24 (2.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 23 (2.77%) Security Cleared
13 22 (2.65%) MCITP
14 21 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (1.93%) A+ Certification
16 15 (1.81%) CCNP
17 11 (1.33%) SC Cleared
18 7 (0.84%) MCTS
18 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Certified Architect
18 7 (0.84%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (10.49%) SLA
2 74 (8.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.33%) GDPR
5 9 (1.09%) QA
6 8 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.24%) COBIT
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 173 (20.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 134 (16.16%) Hyper-V
3 55 (6.63%) Virtual Machines
4 48 (5.79%) vSphere
5 37 (4.46%) XenApp
6 33 (3.98%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (3.62%) XenDesktop
8 27 (3.26%) Virtual Servers
9 24 (2.90%) Terminal Services
10 18 (2.17%) Terminal Server
11 17 (2.05%) Docker
12 15 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (1.21%) Squid
14 9 (1.09%) XenServer
15 8 (0.97%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.60%) VirtualBox
18 4 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
19 2 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 83 (10.01%) SCCM
2 38 (4.58%) Ansible
3 27 (3.26%) WSUS
4 22 (2.65%) Single Sign-On
5 19 (2.29%) Puppet
6 15 (1.81%) Kubernetes
6 15 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (1.69%) Terraform
8 9 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
9 8 (0.97%) Backup Exec
9 8 (0.97%) SCOM
10 7 (0.84%) AirWatch
10 7 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.72%) Nagios
11 6 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.60%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.60%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.60%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 434 (52.35%) Microsoft
2 297 (35.83%) VMware
3 171 (20.63%) Cisco
4 138 (16.65%) Citrix
5 47 (5.67%) Apple
6 33 (3.98%) Veeam
7 30 (3.62%) NetApp
8 29 (3.50%) HP
9 27 (3.26%) Ivanti
10 26 (3.14%) Trend Micro
11 24 (2.90%) New Relic
12 21 (2.53%) Red Hat
13 17 (2.05%) Meraki
14 16 (1.93%) Avaya
14 16 (1.93%) CyberArk
15 15 (1.81%) Remedy
16 13 (1.57%) EMC
16 13 (1.57%) Oracle
17 12 (1.45%) Google
17 12 (1.45%) Mitel