Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > North West
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 31 33
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 +10
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 862 776 829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.75% 6.37% 6.34%
As % of the System Software category 56.71% 59.33% 60.29%
Number of salaries quoted 758 701 679
North West median annual salary £30,000 £34,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £18,925 £20,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £53,125 £47,600
England median annual salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.43% - -

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 1520 1308 1375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.90% 10.73% 10.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1265 1096 1051
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £20,925 £21,250 £20,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,750
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 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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 -3 542 £30,000 -17.24% 41
Cheshire -2 199 £27,500 -1.79% 13
Merseyside -4 59 £36,250 +13.28% 5
Lancashire +6 52 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Cumbria -7 7 £25,250 -8.18% 1
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, 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 North West region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 712 (82.60%) Windows
2 444 (51.51%) Microsoft
3 397 (46.06%) Windows Server
4 349 (40.49%) VMware
5 326 (37.82%) ITIL
6 306 (35.50%) Office 365
7 266 (30.86%) Cisco
8 251 (29.12%) MS Exchange
9 224 (25.99%) Hyper-V
9 224 (25.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 219 (25.41%) DNS
11 195 (22.62%) Microsoft Office
12 189 (21.93%) Microsoft Certification
13 181 (21.00%) Windows 7
14 176 (20.42%) Windows Server 2008
15 174 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
16 173 (20.07%) TCP/IP
17 172 (19.95%) WAN
18 168 (19.49%) Citrix
19 164 (19.03%) DHCP
19 164 (19.03%) LAN
20 163 (18.91%) Firewall
21 137 (15.89%) Exchange Server 2010
21 137 (15.89%) Windows 10
22 135 (15.66%) SAN
23 133 (15.43%) MCSE
24 114 (13.23%) PowerShell
25 102 (11.83%) SQL Server
26 92 (10.67%) MCSA
26 92 (10.67%) Degree

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
1 251 (29.12%) MS Exchange
2 137 (15.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 62 (7.19%) SharePoint
4 52 (6.03%) Skype for Business
5 48 (5.57%) IIS
6 18 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (1.51%) IBM Notes
8 8 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.58%) CMS
10 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.35%) K2 blackpearl
12 2 (0.23%) nginx
12 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.12%) Apache
13 1 (0.12%) Confluence
13 1 (0.12%) Site Server
13 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 195 (22.62%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.35%) Camtasia
5 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.35%) Epicor Tropos
3 3 (0.35%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 306 (35.50%) Office 365
2 88 (10.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (3.60%) Mimecast
5 13 (1.51%) IaaS
6 12 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (1.39%) PaaS
7 11 (1.28%) SaaS
8 7 (0.81%) G Suite
9 5 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.35%) CodePlex
10 3 (0.35%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.12%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.12%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 219 (25.41%) DNS
2 173 (20.07%) TCP/IP
3 172 (19.95%) WAN
4 164 (19.03%) DHCP
4 164 (19.03%) LAN
5 163 (18.91%) Firewall
6 135 (15.66%) SAN
7 78 (9.05%) VLAN
8 68 (7.89%) VPN
9 49 (5.68%) VoIP
10 48 (5.57%) MPLS
11 45 (5.22%) Skype
12 33 (3.83%) Network Security
12 33 (3.83%) Wi-Fi
13 30 (3.48%) Internet
14 28 (3.25%) Junos
15 23 (2.67%) Remote Desktop
16 19 (2.20%) NetScaler
17 17 (1.97%) Unified Communications
18 15 (1.74%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (1.04%) MySQL
6 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.58%) DocumentDB
8 4 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.35%) Power BI
9 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.23%) DTS
10 2 (0.23%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (0.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.35%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.23%) JIRA
5 1 (0.12%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.12%) Maven
5 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 77 (8.93%) Finance
2 65 (7.54%) Telecoms
3 42 (4.87%) Legal
4 34 (3.94%) Manufacturing
5 19 (2.20%) Retail
6 18 (2.09%) Banking
7 12 (1.39%) Law
8 9 (1.04%) Back Office
9 6 (0.70%) Advertising
9 6 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.58%) Billing
11 4 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.46%) Publishing
12 3 (0.35%) Marketing
12 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.23%) Games
14 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 172 (19.95%) Analyst
2 168 (19.49%) Support Engineer
3 121 (14.04%) IT Support
4 115 (13.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 94 (10.90%) Support Analyst
6 79 (9.16%) 2nd Line Support
7 72 (8.35%) IT Engineer
8 71 (8.24%) 1st Line Support
9 67 (7.77%) 3rd Line Support
10 64 (7.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 61 (7.08%) Service Analyst
12 56 (6.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 56 (6.50%) Service Desk Analyst
13 52 (6.03%) Network Engineer
14 49 (5.68%) Windows Engineer
15 48 (5.57%) IT Analyst
16 47 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 40 (4.64%) IT Support Engineer
18 39 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 38 (4.41%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.60%) Web Services
2 17 (1.97%) .NET
3 14 (1.62%) .NET Framework
4 9 (1.04%) ASP.NET
5 8 (0.93%) CSS
5 8 (0.93%) HTML
6 6 (0.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (0.58%) AngularJS
7 5 (0.58%) Apache Cordova
7 5 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (0.58%) CSS3
7 5 (0.58%) Entity Framework
7 5 (0.58%) Ionic Framework
7 5 (0.58%) Sass
8 4 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (0.46%) HTML5
8 4 (0.46%) WCF
9 3 (0.35%) jQuery
9 3 (0.35%) SAML
9 3 (0.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (9.74%) Driving Licence
2 69 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 31 (3.60%) iPad
4 30 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.32%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (1.74%) Blackberry
6 15 (1.74%) Replication
6 15 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (1.62%) Fat Client
7 14 (1.62%) Thin Client
8 13 (1.51%) Clustering
9 12 (1.39%) Life Science
10 10 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.04%) CMDB
11 9 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (0.93%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.81%) iPhone
14 6 (0.70%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.70%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 712 (82.60%) Windows
2 397 (46.06%) Windows Server
3 224 (25.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 181 (21.00%) Windows 7
5 176 (20.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 137 (15.89%) Windows 10
7 82 (9.51%) Windows 8
8 51 (5.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (4.76%) Linux
10 15 (1.74%) Windows XP
11 12 (1.39%) Android
12 11 (1.28%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.93%) Unix
14 6 (0.70%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.58%) AIX
15 5 (0.58%) CentOS
15 5 (0.58%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.46%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (37.82%) ITIL
2 76 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 58 (6.73%) Change Management
4 51 (5.92%) Service Delivery
5 43 (4.99%) Mentoring
6 40 (4.64%) Configuration Management
7 39 (4.52%) Time Management
8 36 (4.18%) Problem Management
9 35 (4.06%) Service Management
10 32 (3.71%) SIEM
11 31 (3.60%) Network Management
12 28 (3.25%) Migration
13 27 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
13 27 (3.13%) Penetration Testing
13 27 (3.13%) Project Management
14 26 (3.02%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 25 (2.90%) Network Design
16 22 (2.55%) CRM
16 22 (2.55%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 114 (13.23%) PowerShell
2 79 (9.16%) SQL
3 24 (2.78%) VBScript
4 14 (1.62%) VB
5 11 (1.28%) Python
6 10 (1.16%) C#
6 10 (1.16%) Perl
7 7 (0.81%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.70%) PHP
9 5 (0.58%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.46%) C
10 4 (0.46%) VBA
11 2 (0.23%) Java
12 1 (0.12%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.12%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.12%) Ruby
12 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 189 (21.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 133 (15.43%) MCSE
3 92 (10.67%) Degree
3 92 (10.67%) MCSA
4 81 (9.40%) MCP
5 74 (8.58%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (5.34%) CCNA
7 44 (5.10%) CCNP
8 32 (3.71%) ITIL Certification
9 31 (3.60%) Security Cleared
10 23 (2.67%) A+ Certification
10 23 (2.67%) SC Cleared
11 22 (2.55%) Master's Degree
12 21 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (1.74%) CCIE
14 13 (1.51%) MCITP
15 12 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
16 10 (1.16%) CCA
17 8 (0.93%) JNCIP
18 7 (0.81%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (9.16%) SLA
2 28 (3.25%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.04%) QA
5 8 (0.93%) GDPR
6 2 (0.23%) PMO
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
System Software
1 224 (25.99%) Hyper-V
2 174 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (5.34%) Terminal Services
4 41 (4.76%) XenApp
5 37 (4.29%) vSphere
6 24 (2.78%) ProxySG
6 24 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (1.86%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.70%) Docker
10 4 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.46%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.35%) NDS
11 3 (0.35%) XenServer
12 2 (0.23%) KVM
12 2 (0.23%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 2 (0.23%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.23%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 89 (10.32%) SCCM
2 34 (3.94%) SCOM
3 32 (3.71%) WSUS
4 27 (3.13%) Nagios
5 21 (2.44%) Puppet
6 14 (1.62%) OpenNMS
7 13 (1.51%) Cacti
7 13 (1.51%) RANCID
7 13 (1.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 9 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (1.04%) EdgeSight
8 9 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (0.81%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.58%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.46%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 444 (51.51%) Microsoft
2 349 (40.49%) VMware
3 266 (30.86%) Cisco
4 168 (19.49%) Citrix
5 71 (8.24%) Veeam
6 56 (6.50%) Juniper
7 52 (6.03%) Dell
8 45 (5.22%) HP
9 42 (4.87%) EqualLogic
10 31 (3.60%) CheckPoint
11 29 (3.36%) NetApp
12 27 (3.13%) Palo Alto
12 27 (3.13%) Symantec
13 25 (2.90%) Blue Coat
14 23 (2.67%) Apple
15 15 (1.74%) CommVault
15 15 (1.74%) F5
15 15 (1.74%) Riverbed
16 13 (1.51%) Huawei
16 13 (1.51%) Wyse