Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > North West
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 27 52
Rank change year-on-year +1 +25 -11
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 603 800 746
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 7.56% 7.85% 5.70%
As % of the System Software category 43.26% 45.87% 47.10%
Number of salaries quoted 521 697 663
Median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,944 £20,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £39,500 £38,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.27% +2.00% +7.14%

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 1,394 1,744 1,584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.47% 17.10% 12.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,112 1,422 1,285
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +11.76%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in the North West over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 0 313 £38,636 +2.35% 39
Cheshire -4 132 £37,500 +28.21% 14
Merseyside +6 91 £36,000 +20.86% 13
Lancashire +2 45 £45,000 +62.16% 5
Cumbria -10 15 £32,500 - 3
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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.

1 475 (78.77%) Windows
2 351 (58.21%) Microsoft
3 277 (45.94%) Office 365
4 230 (38.14%) Azure
5 221 (36.65%) Windows Server
6 210 (34.83%) VMware
7 157 (26.04%) Windows 10
8 144 (23.88%) ITIL
9 139 (23.05%) DNS
10 135 (22.39%) Firewall
11 130 (21.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 117 (19.40%) MS Exchange
13 110 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 109 (18.08%) Problem-Solving
15 108 (17.91%) DHCP
16 102 (16.92%) Citrix
16 102 (16.92%) SCCM
17 98 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
18 95 (15.75%) SQL Server
19 90 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
20 89 (14.76%) Windows 7
21 88 (14.59%) Cisco
22 86 (14.26%) Linux
23 84 (13.93%) LAN
24 83 (13.76%) Microsoft Office
24 83 (13.76%) Windows Server 2016
25 82 (13.60%) SLA
26 81 (13.43%) WAN
26 81 (13.43%) Hyper-V
27 79 (13.10%) PowerShell

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
1 117 (19.40%) MS Exchange
2 56 (9.29%) SharePoint
3 34 (5.64%) IIS
4 30 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (3.15%) Skype for Business
6 18 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (2.49%) Apache
8 8 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.16%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.00%) Confluence
10 6 (1.00%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.33%) CMS
13 2 (0.33%) Sitefinity
14 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 83 (13.76%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 277 (45.94%) Office 365
2 230 (38.14%) Azure
3 68 (11.28%) AWS
4 63 (10.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 43 (7.13%) IaaS
6 21 (3.48%) PaaS
7 14 (2.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (2.16%) Serverless
9 12 (1.99%) Amazon ECS
9 12 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.99%) GCP
10 11 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (1.82%) SaaS
10 11 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (1.33%) Power Platform
12 6 (1.00%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (1.00%) Slack
13 5 (0.83%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 139 (23.05%) DNS
2 135 (22.39%) Firewall
3 108 (17.91%) DHCP
4 84 (13.93%) LAN
5 81 (13.43%) WAN
6 77 (12.77%) TCP/IP
7 51 (8.46%) SAN
7 51 (8.46%) VPN
8 36 (5.97%) VoIP
9 28 (4.64%) MPLS
10 25 (4.15%) VLAN
11 24 (3.98%) Network Security
12 22 (3.65%) NetScaler
12 22 (3.65%) Wi-Fi
13 21 (3.48%) Internet
14 18 (2.99%) Wireless
15 17 (2.82%) Skype
16 13 (2.16%) Remote Desktop
17 11 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (1.82%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.65%) MySQL
3 10 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.49%) MariaDB
5 8 (1.33%) Power BI
6 6 (1.00%) Big Data
6 6 (1.00%) GIS
6 6 (1.00%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.33%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (0.33%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (6.47%) Git (software)
2 27 (4.48%) Octopus Deploy
3 20 (3.32%) Bitbucket
3 20 (3.32%) TeamCity
4 19 (3.15%) JIRA
5 17 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (1.00%) Artifactory
7 6 (1.00%) GitLab
7 6 (1.00%) MSI
7 6 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.33%) CF BOSH
8 2 (0.33%) Maven
8 2 (0.33%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (7.46%) Finance
2 35 (5.80%) Public Sector
3 26 (4.31%) Legal
4 25 (4.15%) Law
5 17 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.32%) Retail
7 13 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.33%) Marketing
9 7 (1.16%) Fire and Rescue
10 6 (1.00%) Banking
10 6 (1.00%) Publishing
11 5 (0.83%) Billing
11 5 (0.83%) Police
12 3 (0.50%) Games
13 2 (0.33%) Back Office
13 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.33%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.17%) French Language
14 1 (0.17%) German Language
14 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 104 (17.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 89 (14.76%) Analyst
2 89 (14.76%) IT Support
3 79 (13.10%) Support Engineer
4 55 (9.12%) IT Engineer
5 53 (8.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 43 (7.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 35 (5.80%) IT Technician
7 35 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
8 32 (5.31%) IT Support Engineer
9 31 (5.14%) IT Support Technician
9 31 (5.14%) Service Analyst
9 31 (5.14%) Support Technician
10 30 (4.98%) 3rd Line Support
10 30 (4.98%) Support Analyst
11 29 (4.81%) Architect
11 29 (4.81%) Azure Engineer
12 25 (4.15%) Technical Engineer
13 22 (3.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 22 (3.65%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.99%) LDAP
2 14 (2.32%) Web Services
3 11 (1.82%) .NET
4 10 (1.66%) JSON
5 9 (1.49%) LAMP
6 6 (1.00%) SAML
7 2 (0.33%) Node.js
7 2 (0.33%) OAuth
7 2 (0.33%) OAuth2
7 2 (0.33%) OpenID
7 2 (0.33%) Spring
7 2 (0.33%) Spring Boot
7 2 (0.33%) XML
8 1 (0.17%) HTML
8 1 (0.17%) J2EE
8 1 (0.17%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 62 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (8.62%) Management Information System
3 41 (6.80%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (6.47%) Data Centre
5 20 (3.32%) Driving Licence
6 15 (2.49%) Replication
7 11 (1.82%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.66%) Clustering
8 10 (1.66%) Enterprise Cloud
8 10 (1.66%) User Experience
9 9 (1.49%) e-Learning
9 9 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.16%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.16%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.16%) iPad
10 7 (1.16%) Life Science
11 6 (1.00%) CCTV
11 6 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.00%) PKI
11 6 (1.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 475 (78.77%) Windows
2 221 (36.65%) Windows Server
3 157 (26.04%) Windows 10
4 98 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 90 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 89 (14.76%) Windows 7
7 86 (14.26%) Linux
8 83 (13.76%) Windows Server 2016
9 29 (4.81%) Windows 8
10 28 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (2.99%) Android
11 18 (2.99%) Unix
12 17 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (2.49%) Apple iOS
14 14 (2.32%) Windows Server 2019
15 10 (1.66%) Windows XP
16 9 (1.49%) CentOS
17 8 (1.33%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.66%) Solaris
18 4 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (23.88%) ITIL
2 130 (21.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 109 (18.08%) Problem-Solving
4 78 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (10.45%) DevOps
6 50 (8.29%) Mentoring
7 47 (7.79%) Kalman Filter
8 46 (7.63%) Service Delivery
9 42 (6.97%) Service Management
10 40 (6.63%) Migration
11 37 (6.14%) Change Management
11 37 (6.14%) Disaster Recovery
12 35 (5.80%) Presales
13 33 (5.47%) High Availability
13 33 (5.47%) Incident Management
14 31 (5.14%) Configuration Management
15 27 (4.48%) Coaching
16 26 (4.31%) Mobile Device Management
17 25 (4.15%) Continuous Improvement
17 25 (4.15%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 79 (13.10%) PowerShell
2 75 (12.44%) SQL
3 32 (5.31%) Python
4 11 (1.82%) Bash Shell
5 9 (1.49%) Java
5 9 (1.49%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.50%) C#
6 3 (0.50%) Ruby
7 2 (0.33%) C
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft R
8 1 (0.17%) Perl
8 1 (0.17%) PHP
8 1 (0.17%) R
8 1 (0.17%) VB
8 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 78 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (7.79%) MCSE
3 36 (5.97%) Degree
4 29 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
6 25 (4.15%) MCSA
7 22 (3.65%) CCNA
8 20 (3.32%) MCP
9 19 (3.15%) Security Cleared
10 16 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (1.82%) CISSP
11 11 (1.82%) DBS Check
11 11 (1.82%) MCTS
11 11 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (1.66%) A+ Certification
13 8 (1.33%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (1.00%) Master's Degree
14 6 (1.00%) SC Cleared
15 5 (0.83%) MCITP
16 4 (0.66%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (13.60%) SLA
2 33 (5.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.65%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.49%) GDPR
5 5 (0.83%) QA
6 4 (0.66%) NIST
7 1 (0.17%) COBIT
7 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.17%) DICOM
7 1 (0.17%) HL7
7 1 (0.17%) NIST 800
System Software
1 110 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (13.43%) Hyper-V
3 46 (7.63%) vSphere
4 42 (6.97%) XenApp
5 38 (6.30%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (4.81%) XenDesktop
7 27 (4.48%) Docker
8 20 (3.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (3.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 16 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.49%) NFS
11 9 (1.49%) Samba
12 6 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.83%) Firmware
13 5 (0.83%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.66%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.33%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 102 (16.92%) SCCM
2 52 (8.62%) Terraform
3 47 (7.79%) Puppet
4 42 (6.97%) Ansible
5 37 (6.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 28 (4.64%) Nagios
7 24 (3.98%) SCOM
8 20 (3.32%) Kubernetes
8 20 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (2.32%) WSUS
10 13 (2.16%) Kibana
10 13 (2.16%) SCOrch
11 11 (1.82%) SCVMM
12 10 (1.66%) XenMobile
13 9 (1.49%) Cacti
13 9 (1.49%) Galera Cluster
13 9 (1.49%) HAProxy
14 7 (1.16%) FortiGate
14 7 (1.16%) Icinga
14 7 (1.16%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 351 (58.21%) Microsoft
2 210 (34.83%) VMware
3 102 (16.92%) Citrix
4 88 (14.59%) Cisco
5 47 (7.79%) HP
6 34 (5.64%) Apple
7 21 (3.48%) EMC
8 19 (3.15%) NetApp
9 18 (2.99%) Veeam
10 17 (2.82%) Palo Alto
10 17 (2.82%) ServiceNow
11 13 (2.16%) Dell
12 12 (1.99%) IBM
12 12 (1.99%) Mitel
12 12 (1.99%) Remedy
13 11 (1.82%) Sophos
14 10 (1.66%) McAfee
14 10 (1.66%) Red Hat
15 9 (1.49%) SolarWinds
15 9 (1.49%) Symantec