Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 37 34
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 916 859 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.84% 6.73% 6.38%
As % of the System Software category 49.62% 56.62% 59.22%
Number of salaries quoted 781 756 702
North West median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £33,660
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -10.87% +12.20%
10th Percentile £19,000 £18,875 £20,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £50,000 £53,125
England median annual salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% - -

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 1,846 1,517 1,312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.80% 11.88% 10.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,499 1,261 1,101
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +10 551 £35,000 +16.67% 70
Cheshire -3 202 £32,500 +18.18% 49
Merseyside +18 88 £31,500 -16.00% 22
Lancashire +15 62 £24,500 -18.33% 10
Cumbria +9 12 £45,000 +69.81% 2
Active Directory
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 744 (81.22%) Windows
2 470 (51.31%) Microsoft
3 406 (44.32%) VMware
4 350 (38.21%) Windows Server
5 282 (30.79%) Office 365
6 244 (26.64%) Microsoft Azure
7 236 (25.76%) ITIL
8 222 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 217 (23.69%) Linux
10 208 (22.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 204 (22.27%) Citrix
12 201 (21.94%) MS Exchange
13 197 (21.51%) DNS
14 192 (20.96%) Windows Server 2008
15 171 (18.67%) Hyper-V
16 162 (17.69%) Cisco
17 154 (16.81%) Firewall
18 148 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
19 143 (15.61%) SAN
20 142 (15.50%) DHCP
21 138 (15.07%) Windows 7
21 138 (15.07%) Windows 10
22 135 (14.74%) LAN
23 134 (14.63%) SQL
24 131 (14.30%) WAN
25 123 (13.43%) TCP/IP
26 121 (13.21%) Microsoft Office
27 108 (11.79%) Incident Management
28 107 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
28 107 (11.68%) Problem-Solving

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
1 201 (21.94%) MS Exchange
2 99 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 91 (9.93%) SharePoint
4 89 (9.72%) IIS
5 84 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 47 (5.13%) Skype for Business
7 44 (4.80%) Confluence
8 21 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (1.31%) Apache
10 9 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.87%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.55%) CMS
13 5 (0.55%) JBoss
14 4 (0.44%) nginx
15 3 (0.33%) Sitefinity
15 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.33%) WordPress
16 2 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 121 (13.21%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.11%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 282 (30.79%) Office 365
2 244 (26.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 148 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (6.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 38 (4.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 38 (4.15%) Amazon EC2
5 38 (4.15%) Amazon S3
5 38 (4.15%) Amazon SQS
5 38 (4.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 20 (2.18%) IaaS
7 5 (0.55%) PaaS
8 4 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.44%) SaaS
9 3 (0.33%) G Suite
10 2 (0.22%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.11%) Force.com
11 1 (0.11%) NuGet
11 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 197 (21.51%) DNS
2 154 (16.81%) Firewall
3 143 (15.61%) SAN
4 142 (15.50%) DHCP
5 135 (14.74%) LAN
6 131 (14.30%) WAN
7 123 (13.43%) TCP/IP
8 85 (9.28%) VPN
9 55 (6.00%) VoIP
10 43 (4.69%) Network Security
11 40 (4.37%) Skype
12 38 (4.15%) Wireless
13 36 (3.93%) Remote Desktop
14 32 (3.49%) VLAN
15 30 (3.28%) Internet
15 30 (3.28%) MPLS
16 19 (2.07%) SSL
17 17 (1.86%) NAS
17 17 (1.86%) Unified Communications
18 15 (1.64%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (10.04%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.15%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (1.97%) MySQL
4 12 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.66%) Power BI
10 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.44%) MS Access
11 4 (0.44%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.33%) Big Data
13 2 (0.22%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.22%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.11%) HBase
Development Applications
1 72 (7.86%) Jenkins
2 71 (7.75%) Git (software)
3 50 (5.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 49 (5.35%) JIRA
5 44 (4.80%) TeamCity
6 43 (4.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.55%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.44%) Hudson
8 4 (0.44%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.33%) Subversion
9 3 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.11%) Ant
10 1 (0.11%) GitLab
10 1 (0.11%) Gradle
10 1 (0.11%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.11%) JUnit
10 1 (0.11%) Maven
10 1 (0.11%) Selenium
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.11%) WiX
General
1 66 (7.21%) Finance
2 41 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 23 (2.51%) Manufacturing
4 22 (2.40%) Retail
5 15 (1.64%) Publishing
6 14 (1.53%) Legal
6 14 (1.53%) Marketing
7 11 (1.20%) Law
8 9 (0.98%) Back Office
8 9 (0.98%) Electronics
9 8 (0.87%) Banking
9 8 (0.87%) Games
10 5 (0.55%) German Language
10 5 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.44%) French Language
11 4 (0.44%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.33%) Automotive
12 3 (0.33%) Billing
12 3 (0.33%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 175 (19.10%) Analyst
2 133 (14.52%) IT Support
3 118 (12.88%) Support Engineer
4 94 (10.26%) Support Analyst
5 93 (10.15%) 1st Line Support
5 93 (10.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 80 (8.73%) IT Analyst
7 70 (7.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 65 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support
9 63 (6.88%) Security Manager
10 62 (6.77%) Information Manager
10 62 (6.77%) Information Security Manager
11 61 (6.66%) IT Engineer
11 61 (6.66%) Service Analyst
12 58 (6.33%) Desktop Support
13 56 (6.11%) Support Technician
14 53 (5.79%) 1st Line Engineer
15 52 (5.68%) IT Technician
15 52 (5.68%) Service Desk Analyst
15 52 (5.68%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.07%) Web Services
2 12 (1.31%) HTML
3 11 (1.20%) .NET
3 11 (1.20%) LDAP
4 9 (0.98%) CSS
5 8 (0.87%) jQuery
6 6 (0.66%) 802.1X
6 6 (0.66%) SAML
6 6 (0.66%) XML
7 5 (0.55%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (0.44%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (0.44%) Entity Framework
8 4 (0.44%) HTML5
8 4 (0.44%) OAuth
8 4 (0.44%) React
9 3 (0.33%) COM
9 3 (0.33%) SPNEGO
9 3 (0.33%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (5.46%) Private Cloud
3 45 (4.91%) Data Centre
3 45 (4.91%) Self-Motivation
4 44 (4.80%) Driving Licence
5 32 (3.49%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.51%) Clustering
7 14 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.31%) Fat Client
8 12 (1.31%) Thin Client
9 11 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.20%) Replication
9 11 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.20%) Virtual Team
10 9 (0.98%) Blackberry
11 8 (0.87%) iPhone
12 7 (0.76%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.55%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 744 (81.22%) Windows
2 350 (38.21%) Windows Server
3 217 (23.69%) Linux
4 208 (22.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 192 (20.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 138 (15.07%) Windows 10
6 138 (15.07%) Windows 7
7 31 (3.38%) Windows 8
8 27 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (2.73%) Mac OS
10 24 (2.62%) Android
11 19 (2.07%) Apple iOS
11 19 (2.07%) Unix
12 18 (1.97%) CentOS
13 13 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (1.31%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.98%) SUSE
16 4 (0.44%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.33%) OS/400
18 2 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (25.76%) ITIL
2 108 (11.79%) Incident Management
3 107 (11.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 107 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
4 98 (10.70%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (9.28%) DevOps
6 75 (8.19%) Service Management
7 71 (7.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 71 (7.75%) Information Security
7 71 (7.75%) Penetration Testing
8 69 (7.53%) Risk Management
9 68 (7.42%) SIEM
10 63 (6.88%) Data Loss Prevention
11 62 (6.77%) Security Management
11 62 (6.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 60 (6.55%) OWASP
13 54 (5.90%) Configuration Management
14 49 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
15 42 (4.59%) Network Virtualisation
15 42 (4.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (14.63%) SQL
2 71 (7.75%) PowerShell
3 19 (2.07%) Python
4 13 (1.42%) Java
5 12 (1.31%) JavaScript
6 9 (0.98%) PHP
7 8 (0.87%) C#
7 8 (0.87%) Perl
7 8 (0.87%) T-SQL
8 7 (0.76%) VBScript
9 6 (0.66%) Ruby
10 4 (0.44%) Bourne shell
10 4 (0.44%) C
10 4 (0.44%) Korn
11 3 (0.33%) Assembly Language
11 3 (0.33%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.22%) BeanShell
12 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.22%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 107 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (10.59%) Degree
3 92 (10.04%) Cisco Certification
4 77 (8.41%) MCSE
5 68 (7.42%) CISSP
6 60 (6.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 35 (3.82%) MCP
8 33 (3.60%) Security Cleared
9 31 (3.38%) CCNA
10 30 (3.28%) MCSA
11 28 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (2.29%) MCITP
13 19 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (1.53%) CCNP
15 13 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (1.42%) DBS Check
16 11 (1.20%) MCTS
17 9 (0.98%) SC Cleared
18 8 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 6 (0.66%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (10.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (6.33%) SLA
3 21 (2.29%) PCI DSS
4 19 (2.07%) QA
5 17 (1.86%) GDPR
6 14 (1.53%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 222 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 171 (18.67%) Hyper-V
3 72 (7.86%) Virtual Machines
4 70 (7.64%) XenApp
5 61 (6.66%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (5.46%) vSphere
7 48 (5.24%) XenDesktop
8 33 (3.60%) Terminal Services
8 33 (3.60%) Virtual Servers
9 17 (1.86%) VirtualBox
10 16 (1.75%) Xen
11 15 (1.64%) KVM
12 12 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (1.20%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.98%) Docker
15 7 (0.76%) Terminal Server
15 7 (0.76%) XenServer
16 6 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (0.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 4 (0.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 77 (8.41%) SCCM
2 72 (7.86%) Ansible
3 28 (3.06%) Puppet
4 25 (2.73%) WSUS
5 23 (2.51%) SCOM
6 22 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (1.86%) Terraform
8 15 (1.64%) vCenter Server
9 14 (1.53%) Nagios
10 12 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
11 11 (1.20%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.87%) AirWatch
12 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (0.76%) FortiGate
14 6 (0.66%) vRealize
15 5 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
15 5 (0.55%) Foglight
15 5 (0.55%) SCOrch
16 4 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 470 (51.31%) Microsoft
2 406 (44.32%) VMware
3 204 (22.27%) Citrix
4 162 (17.69%) Cisco
5 57 (6.22%) Veeam
6 40 (4.37%) New Relic
7 38 (4.15%) HP
7 38 (4.15%) Trend Micro
8 30 (3.28%) Dell
9 25 (2.73%) IBM
10 24 (2.62%) Avaya
11 22 (2.40%) EMC
12 21 (2.29%) Red Hat
13 20 (2.18%) SolarWinds
14 18 (1.97%) Apple
15 17 (1.86%) Ivanti
15 17 (1.86%) NetApp
15 17 (1.86%) Remedy
16 15 (1.64%) Nimble Storage
17 13 (1.42%) Juniper