Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 40 30
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10 +2
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 935 849 838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.25% 6.45% 6.73%
As % of the System Software category 49.00% 55.02% 58.44%
Number of salaries quoted 808 738 748
North West median annual salary £32,000 £29,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.34% -10.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £19,213 £19,000 £19,812
90th Percentile £65,000 £50,000 £51,250
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,908 1,543 1,434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.83% 11.72% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,572 1,240 1,204
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +2.74% +7.35%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +18 577 £36,000 +20.00% 74
Cheshire +3 191 £27,500 +10.00% 27
Merseyside +16 91 £27,500 -5.17% 15
Lancashire +16 68 £24,500 -18.33% 14
Cumbria 0 8 £52,500 +32.91% 2
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 758 (81.07%) Windows
2 498 (53.26%) Microsoft
3 384 (41.07%) VMware
4 333 (35.61%) Windows Server
5 276 (29.52%) Office 365
6 261 (27.91%) ITIL
7 252 (26.95%) Microsoft Azure
8 225 (24.06%) Linux
9 204 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
10 203 (21.71%) MS Exchange
10 203 (21.71%) Citrix
11 188 (20.11%) DNS
12 183 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 173 (18.50%) Amazon AWS
14 165 (17.65%) Cisco
15 159 (17.01%) Windows Server 2008
16 156 (16.68%) Windows 7
17 154 (16.47%) Firewall
18 148 (15.83%) Windows 10
19 144 (15.40%) Hyper-V
20 143 (15.29%) DHCP
21 138 (14.76%) LAN
22 137 (14.65%) Incident Management
23 133 (14.22%) WAN
23 133 (14.22%) SAN
24 132 (14.12%) Microsoft Office
25 129 (13.80%) TCP/IP
26 127 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
27 124 (13.26%) Cisco Certification
28 122 (13.05%) SQL

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
1 203 (21.71%) MS Exchange
2 101 (10.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 94 (10.05%) SharePoint
4 87 (9.30%) IIS
5 64 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 55 (5.88%) Skype for Business
7 44 (4.71%) Confluence
8 22 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.64%) Apache
12 5 (0.53%) CMS
12 5 (0.53%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.32%) Sitefinity
14 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.21%) JBoss
15 2 (0.21%) nginx
15 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
16 1 (0.11%) Drupal
Applications
1 132 (14.12%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.21%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.11%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 276 (29.52%) Office 365
2 252 (26.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 173 (18.50%) Amazon AWS
4 61 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 40 (4.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 40 (4.28%) Amazon EC2
5 40 (4.28%) Amazon S3
5 40 (4.28%) Amazon SQS
5 40 (4.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (1.82%) IaaS
7 10 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.53%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.43%) SaaS
10 3 (0.32%) G Suite
10 3 (0.32%) Google Drive
10 3 (0.32%) PaaS
11 2 (0.21%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.21%) Serverless
12 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.11%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 188 (20.11%) DNS
2 154 (16.47%) Firewall
3 143 (15.29%) DHCP
4 138 (14.76%) LAN
5 133 (14.22%) SAN
5 133 (14.22%) WAN
6 129 (13.80%) TCP/IP
7 75 (8.02%) VPN
8 56 (5.99%) VoIP
9 46 (4.92%) Skype
10 35 (3.74%) Wireless
11 30 (3.21%) Internet
12 28 (2.99%) MPLS
12 28 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
12 28 (2.99%) VLAN
13 21 (2.25%) Network Security
14 20 (2.14%) NAS
15 17 (1.82%) NetScaler
15 17 (1.82%) Unified Communications
16 13 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.28%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (1.07%) MySQL
6 9 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (0.96%) Power BI
6 9 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.32%) MS Access
7 3 (0.32%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.21%) Big Data
8 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 60 (6.42%) Git (software)
2 52 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 49 (5.24%) JIRA
4 48 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 47 (5.03%) Octopus Deploy
5 47 (5.03%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.64%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.32%) GitLab
7 3 (0.32%) Hudson
7 3 (0.32%) MSBuild
7 3 (0.32%) Subversion
7 3 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.11%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 67 (7.17%) Finance
2 45 (4.81%) Telecoms
3 29 (3.10%) Manufacturing
4 20 (2.14%) Retail
5 18 (1.93%) Marketing
5 18 (1.93%) Publishing
6 15 (1.60%) Legal
7 12 (1.28%) Electronics
8 11 (1.18%) Law
9 8 (0.86%) Back Office
9 8 (0.86%) German Language
10 7 (0.75%) French Language
11 6 (0.64%) Banking
11 6 (0.64%) Games
12 5 (0.53%) Automotive
12 5 (0.53%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.43%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.43%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.32%) Advertising
15 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 169 (18.07%) Analyst
2 147 (15.72%) IT Support
3 129 (13.80%) Support Engineer
4 101 (10.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 95 (10.16%) Support Analyst
6 89 (9.52%) Information Manager
6 89 (9.52%) Information Security Manager
6 89 (9.52%) Security Manager
7 85 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
8 75 (8.02%) 2nd Line Support
9 74 (7.91%) IT Analyst
10 68 (7.27%) IT Engineer
11 67 (7.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 63 (6.74%) Support Technician
13 58 (6.20%) Service Desk Engineer
14 57 (6.10%) Service Analyst
15 55 (5.88%) IT Technician
16 52 (5.56%) IT Support Technician
17 51 (5.45%) 1st Line Engineer
17 51 (5.45%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.93%) Web Services
2 8 (0.86%) HTML
3 7 (0.75%) CSS
4 6 (0.64%) .NET
5 5 (0.53%) jQuery
5 5 (0.53%) XML
6 4 (0.43%) HTML5
6 4 (0.43%) LDAP
6 4 (0.43%) Middleware
6 4 (0.43%) SAML
6 4 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (0.32%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.32%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.32%) Entity Framework
7 3 (0.32%) React
7 3 (0.32%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.32%) XHTML
8 2 (0.21%) SPNEGO
8 2 (0.21%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
3 44 (4.71%) Private Cloud
4 42 (4.49%) Data Centre
5 40 (4.28%) Driving Licence
6 31 (3.32%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.25%) Clustering
8 16 (1.71%) Fat Client
8 16 (1.71%) Thin Client
9 14 (1.50%) Public Cloud
10 13 (1.39%) Blackberry
11 12 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (1.18%) iPhone
13 10 (1.07%) Replication
14 6 (0.64%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.53%) CMDB
15 5 (0.53%) Mobile Computing
15 5 (0.53%) NHS
16 4 (0.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 758 (81.07%) Windows
2 333 (35.61%) Windows Server
3 225 (24.06%) Linux
4 183 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 159 (17.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 156 (16.68%) Windows 7
7 148 (15.83%) Windows 10
8 42 (4.49%) Windows 8
9 33 (3.53%) Android
10 32 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (3.10%) Apple iOS
12 28 (2.99%) Mac OS
13 17 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (1.60%) Mac OS X
15 11 (1.18%) Unix
16 9 (0.96%) CentOS
17 6 (0.64%) SUSE
18 3 (0.32%) OS/400
18 3 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (27.91%) ITIL
2 137 (14.65%) Incident Management
3 127 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
4 113 (12.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 107 (11.44%) Information Security
6 95 (10.16%) Penetration Testing
7 93 (9.95%) Agile Software Development
7 93 (9.95%) Risk Management
8 92 (9.84%) SIEM
9 90 (9.63%) Data Loss Prevention
9 90 (9.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 89 (9.52%) Security Management
11 88 (9.41%) OWASP
12 84 (8.98%) Service Management
13 64 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
14 60 (6.42%) DevOps
15 54 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
16 53 (5.67%) Service Delivery
17 48 (5.13%) Network Virtualisation
18 42 (4.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 122 (13.05%) SQL
2 73 (7.81%) PowerShell
3 13 (1.39%) Python
4 7 (0.75%) JavaScript
4 7 (0.75%) PHP
5 6 (0.64%) Bash Shell
5 6 (0.64%) C#
5 6 (0.64%) VBScript
6 5 (0.53%) Java
6 5 (0.53%) Perl
7 4 (0.43%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.32%) Bourne shell
8 3 (0.32%) Korn
8 3 (0.32%) Ruby
9 2 (0.21%) C
10 1 (0.11%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.11%) BeanShell
10 1 (0.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 124 (13.26%) Cisco Certification
2 115 (12.30%) Degree
3 99 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 90 (9.63%) CISSP
5 88 (9.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 68 (7.27%) MCSE
7 39 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
8 35 (3.74%) CCNA
8 35 (3.74%) MCP
9 34 (3.64%) MCSA
10 22 (2.35%) Security Cleared
11 21 (2.25%) MCITP
11 21 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (1.50%) CCNP
13 11 (1.18%) DBS Check
14 10 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (0.96%) A+ Certification
15 9 (0.96%) MCTS
15 9 (0.96%) SC Cleared
16 6 (0.64%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (12.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (5.56%) SLA
3 19 (2.03%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.50%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.39%) GDPR
6 6 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.53%) QA
8 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 204 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 144 (15.40%) Hyper-V
3 80 (8.56%) Virtual Machines
4 76 (8.13%) XenApp
5 59 (6.31%) VMware ESXi
6 52 (5.56%) XenDesktop
7 45 (4.81%) vSphere
8 33 (3.53%) Virtual Servers
9 21 (2.25%) Terminal Services
10 17 (1.82%) Terminal Server
11 13 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (1.28%) VMware Server
13 11 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 5 (0.53%) Docker
17 4 (0.43%) XenServer
18 3 (0.32%) VirtualBox
18 3 (0.32%) VMware NSX
19 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 77 (8.24%) SCCM
2 54 (5.78%) Ansible
3 24 (2.57%) SCOM
4 14 (1.50%) Puppet
4 14 (1.50%) WSUS
5 13 (1.39%) Nagios
5 13 (1.39%) vCenter Server
6 11 (1.18%) Backup Exec
6 11 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (1.07%) AirWatch
7 10 (1.07%) Terraform
8 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (0.86%) FortiGate
10 7 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.75%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.53%) Foglight
11 5 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.53%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 498 (53.26%) Microsoft
2 384 (41.07%) VMware
3 203 (21.71%) Citrix
4 165 (17.65%) Cisco
5 54 (5.78%) Veeam
6 44 (4.71%) HP
7 40 (4.28%) New Relic
7 40 (4.28%) Trend Micro
8 33 (3.53%) Dell
9 26 (2.78%) Apple
10 25 (2.67%) EMC
11 23 (2.46%) NetApp
12 22 (2.35%) Red Hat
12 22 (2.35%) SolarWinds
13 20 (2.14%) Avaya
14 19 (2.03%) Ivanti
15 17 (1.82%) Remedy
16 14 (1.50%) MobileIron
17 13 (1.39%) McAfee
18 11 (1.18%) EqualLogic