Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 31 31
Rank change year-on-year -9 0 +9
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 853 824 821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.44% 6.70% 6.30%
As % of the System Software category 56.42% 59.88% 59.24%
Number of salaries quoted 745 735 684
North West median annual salary £29,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.77% +8.33% -5.51%
10th Percentile £19,000 £20,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £49,700 £51,250 £47,500
England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 1512 1376 1386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.41% 11.19% 10.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1169 1043
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £20,050
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £52,500
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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -11 515 £29,500 -15.71% 46
Cheshire -4 210 £26,000 -1.89% 25
Merseyside -2 63 £31,750 -0.78% 6
Lancashire +12 50 £30,000 - 2
Cumbria -3 11 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 709 (83.12%) Windows
2 445 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 394 (46.19%) Windows Server
4 367 (43.02%) VMware
5 331 (38.80%) ITIL
6 327 (38.34%) Office 365
7 270 (31.65%) Cisco
8 252 (29.54%) MS Exchange
9 240 (28.14%) Hyper-V
9 240 (28.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 221 (25.91%) DNS
11 208 (24.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 193 (22.63%) TCP/IP
13 192 (22.51%) Microsoft Office
13 192 (22.51%) Windows 7
14 189 (22.16%) WAN
15 187 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
16 184 (21.57%) LAN
17 170 (19.93%) Citrix
17 170 (19.93%) Windows Server 2008
18 169 (19.81%) DHCP
19 162 (18.99%) Firewall
20 150 (17.58%) MCSE
21 144 (16.88%) SAN
22 139 (16.30%) Windows 10
23 138 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2010
24 101 (11.84%) MCSA
24 101 (11.84%) SCCM
25 99 (11.61%) PowerShell
26 96 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 252 (29.54%) MS Exchange
2 138 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 68 (7.97%) SharePoint
4 61 (7.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 49 (5.74%) Skype for Business
6 34 (3.99%) IIS
7 27 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (1.29%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.35%) K2 blackpearl
10 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.12%) Apache
12 1 (0.12%) Confluence
12 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.12%) nginx
12 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 192 (22.51%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.35%) Camtasia
3 3 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.35%) Epicor Tropos
3 3 (0.35%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 327 (38.34%) Office 365
2 96 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (3.87%) Mimecast
5 15 (1.76%) IaaS
6 14 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (1.64%) PaaS
7 8 (0.94%) SaaS
8 7 (0.82%) G Suite
9 5 (0.59%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.35%) CodePlex
11 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.12%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 221 (25.91%) DNS
2 193 (22.63%) TCP/IP
3 189 (22.16%) WAN
4 184 (21.57%) LAN
5 169 (19.81%) DHCP
6 162 (18.99%) Firewall
7 144 (16.88%) SAN
8 71 (8.32%) VLAN
9 70 (8.21%) VPN
10 45 (5.28%) VoIP
11 42 (4.92%) MPLS
12 39 (4.57%) Skype
13 34 (3.99%) Wi-Fi
14 29 (3.40%) Internet
15 25 (2.93%) Network Security
16 22 (2.58%) Junos
17 15 (1.76%) Remote Desktop
18 13 (1.52%) NetScaler
18 13 (1.52%) Unified Communications
19 12 (1.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.06%) MySQL
5 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.47%) DocumentDB
7 4 (0.47%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.35%) Power BI
9 2 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.12%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Git (software)
1 5 (0.59%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.47%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.35%) JIRA
4 1 (0.12%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.12%) Maven
4 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 80 (9.38%) Finance
2 58 (6.80%) Telecoms
3 35 (4.10%) Legal
3 35 (4.10%) Manufacturing
4 21 (2.46%) Retail
5 19 (2.23%) Banking
6 16 (1.88%) Law
7 9 (1.06%) Back Office
8 8 (0.94%) Advertising
9 6 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.70%) Games
9 6 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.70%) Marketing
10 4 (0.47%) Billing
11 3 (0.35%) Publishing
12 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 192 (22.51%) Support Engineer
2 179 (20.98%) Analyst
3 118 (13.83%) IT Support
4 115 (13.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 88 (10.32%) Support Analyst
6 82 (9.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 76 (8.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 76 (8.91%) IT Engineer
8 71 (8.32%) 3rd Line Support
9 68 (7.97%) 1st Line Support
10 62 (7.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 61 (7.15%) Service Analyst
12 55 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
12 55 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
13 52 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 51 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 47 (5.51%) IT Analyst
16 43 (5.04%) IT Support Engineer
17 41 (4.81%) Network Engineer
18 37 (4.34%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.45%) Web Services
2 18 (2.11%) .NET
3 15 (1.76%) .NET Framework
4 8 (0.94%) ASP.NET
5 7 (0.82%) CSS
5 7 (0.82%) HTML
6 4 (0.47%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.47%) Apache Cordova
6 4 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (0.47%) CSS3
6 4 (0.47%) Entity Framework
6 4 (0.47%) HTML5
6 4 (0.47%) Ionic Framework
6 4 (0.47%) Sass
6 4 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (0.47%) WCF
7 2 (0.23%) FreeSWITCH
7 2 (0.23%) JSON
7 2 (0.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.50%) Driving Licence
2 74 (8.68%) Data Centre
3 33 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.17%) iPad
5 21 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (1.52%) Fat Client
6 13 (1.52%) Replication
6 13 (1.52%) Thin Client
7 12 (1.41%) Blackberry
7 12 (1.41%) Life Science
8 10 (1.17%) Clustering
8 10 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.94%) Virtual Team
10 7 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (0.82%) iPhone
11 6 (0.70%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.70%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.70%) NHS
12 5 (0.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 709 (83.12%) Windows
2 394 (46.19%) Windows Server
3 240 (28.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 192 (22.51%) Windows 7
5 170 (19.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 139 (16.30%) Windows 10
7 78 (9.14%) Windows 8
8 43 (5.04%) Linux
9 37 (4.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (2.58%) Windows XP
11 16 (1.88%) Android
12 10 (1.17%) Unix
13 8 (0.94%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.59%) AIX
15 5 (0.59%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.59%) CentOS
15 5 (0.59%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.47%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (38.80%) ITIL
2 73 (8.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 57 (6.68%) Change Management
4 47 (5.51%) Service Delivery
5 41 (4.81%) Mentoring
6 40 (4.69%) Problem Management
6 40 (4.69%) Time Management
7 36 (4.22%) Service Management
8 32 (3.75%) Configuration Management
9 29 (3.40%) Project Management
10 28 (3.28%) SIEM
11 27 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (2.70%) CRM
12 23 (2.70%) Cybersecurity
12 23 (2.70%) Incident Management
13 22 (2.58%) Network Design
13 22 (2.58%) Penetration Testing
14 21 (2.46%) Network Management
14 21 (2.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 20 (2.34%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 99 (11.61%) PowerShell
2 76 (8.91%) SQL
3 14 (1.64%) VBScript
4 10 (1.17%) C#
5 8 (0.94%) Python
6 7 (0.82%) Perl
7 6 (0.70%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.59%) VB
8 5 (0.59%) VBA
9 4 (0.47%) PHP
10 3 (0.35%) C
10 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.23%) Java
12 1 (0.12%) Ruby
12 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 208 (24.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 150 (17.58%) MCSE
3 101 (11.84%) MCSA
4 93 (10.90%) Degree
5 88 (10.32%) MCP
6 69 (8.09%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (5.74%) CCNA
8 37 (4.34%) CCNP
9 36 (4.22%) ITIL Certification
10 24 (2.81%) A+ Certification
10 24 (2.81%) Security Cleared
11 22 (2.58%) Master's Degree
12 20 (2.34%) MCITP
13 15 (1.76%) SC Cleared
14 14 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (1.29%) CCIE
16 10 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
17 8 (0.94%) CCA
17 8 (0.94%) DBS Check
18 7 (0.82%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (9.03%) SLA
2 27 (3.17%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.29%) GDPR
4 11 (1.29%) QA
5 4 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.23%) PMO
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 240 (28.14%) Hyper-V
2 187 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (5.28%) Terminal Services
4 36 (4.22%) XenApp
5 35 (4.10%) vSphere
6 30 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (2.23%) ProxySG
7 19 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.41%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.70%) Docker
10 4 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.35%) XenServer
12 2 (0.23%) KVM
13 1 (0.12%) Kamailio
13 1 (0.12%) OpenSIPS
13 1 (0.12%) Varnish
13 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 101 (11.84%) SCCM
2 27 (3.17%) SCOM
3 24 (2.81%) WSUS
4 23 (2.70%) Nagios
5 16 (1.88%) Puppet
6 13 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 10 (1.17%) Cacti
7 10 (1.17%) OpenNMS
7 10 (1.17%) RANCID
7 10 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (1.06%) EdgeSight
8 9 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.59%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.35%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 445 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 367 (43.02%) VMware
3 270 (31.65%) Cisco
4 170 (19.93%) Citrix
5 66 (7.74%) Veeam
6 49 (5.74%) Dell
7 43 (5.04%) Juniper
8 42 (4.92%) EqualLogic
9 37 (4.34%) HP
10 26 (3.05%) CheckPoint
10 26 (3.05%) Symantec
11 23 (2.70%) NetApp
12 22 (2.58%) Palo Alto
13 20 (2.34%) Blue Coat
14 18 (2.11%) Apple
15 14 (1.64%) CommVault
16 13 (1.52%) Google
16 13 (1.52%) Wyse
17 11 (1.29%) Lotus
17 11 (1.29%) Riverbed